Black Knights' Fortress

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Black Knights' Fortress (#12)
Black Knights' Fortress.png
Released 6 April 2001 (Update)
Members No
Quest series None
Official difficulty Intermediate
Lead developer(s) Paul Gower

The Black Knights are up to no good. You are hired by the white knights to spy on them and destroy their secret weapon.

Details[edit | edit source]

Start pointQuest point icon.png Speak to Sir Amik Varze on the 2nd floor[UK]3rd floor[US] of the White Knights' Castle's western tower in Falador.
Official difficultyIntermediate
DescriptionThe Black Knights are up to no good. You are hired by the white knights to spy on them and destroy their secret weapon.
Official lengthVery Short
Items required
Enemies to defeat None

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Getting the required items[edit | edit source]

First, get the items. Grab a cabbage from Edgeville Monastery near the Black Knights' Fortress or at the cabbage patch in the farm south of Falador (cabbage taken from Draynor Manor will not work; you will find out why during the quest), buy a bronze med helm from Peksa in Barbarian Village (or get one in the backroom of Draynor Manor), and buy an iron chainbody from Wayne's Chains in Falador. If your Smithing level is high enough (3 for the bronze medium helmet, and 26 for the iron chainbody), you can just smith the chain and the helmet. If not, you'll have to buy them from the shops listed above or buy them from the Grand Exchange.

Starting out[edit | edit source]

Sir Amik Varze chathead.png

Talk to Sir Amik Varze, who can be found on the 2nd floor[UK]3rd floor[US] west wing of White Knights' Castle in Falador. He will tell you that he needs a spy. He wants you to spy on the Black Knights for him at their fortress located just north of Ice Mountain near Edgeville. He wants you to find out what their new weapon is and destroy it. A free inventory space is needed for a dossier handed to you by Sir Amik Varze. Note: The dossier will self-destruct once you read it, signifying the start of the quest.

Infiltrating the fortress[edit | edit source]

Items needed: An iron chainbody, a bronze med helm, and a cabbage not from Draynor Manor.
The fortress is due north-east of Falador and slightly west of the Monastery.

Make your way to the Black Knights' Fortress. It is north-east of the Dwarven Mine and the Oracle, north-west of the Monastery. Run through the Black Knights, as they will attack you because they are naturally aggressive. Enter the door to the south surrounded by guards. Make sure you are wearing the Iron chainbody and the Bronze med helm (you may wear armour in the legs, cape, shield, gloves, boots, and amulet slot for extra protection, but the body and head slot must be the iron chainbody and bronze med helm), or they won't let you enter.

  • Once inside, the wall right in front of you can be pushed. Push it to enter a small room.
  • Climb up the ladder in this small room.
  • Climb up the ladder immediately to the right of it.
  • Climb down the ladder just south.
  • Go through a door to the east.
  • Go up another ladder.
  • Climb down the ladder immediately to the east beside the one you just came up and you will end up in a room with a chaos prayer altar.
  • Open the sturdy door and run to avoid the knights.
  • Climb down the ladder to the south-west, and you will find yourself in a small L-shaped room.

In this small room, there will be a grill. Click on it to listen. You will hear a conversation between the Black Knight Captain, a witch and a goblin.

Sabotaging the secret weapon[edit | edit source]

If you are at low health from any previously encountered Black Knights, you can go to the Monastery located East of the Black Knights' Fortress and speak to a Monk to heal you.

Dropping the cabbage creates a strange reaction.

Follow the ladders back to the room with the false wall, and try to open the door to the east where many Black Knights are walking around a table. You will be stopped from opening the door, since a guard will talk to you. You may have to kill an aggressive black knight in the room before you can complete the dialogue. He will say that there is an important meeting going on and they'll kill anyone who gets in. Say you don't care and that you're going in anyway.

Note: You could use the "talk-to" option to freeze a guard from moving, allowing you to trap the black knight behind him. This way, you can kill him with magic easily, or likely just go through the door after having him behind a guard linearly to the door.

Run from the knights and climb up the ladder on the northern wall of the room. Walk east and south and look for a wall you can push. Push the wall to see a hole. Right-click your cabbage so that you do not eat it, and use it with the hole that should be in the room. You will hear the witch say that her weapon is destroyed. If you just accidentally ate your cabbage, another can be found in a patch near the Edgeville Monastery.

Return to Sir Amik Varze, and tell him you sabotaged the weapon. When he is done talking, you will have finished the quest, and have received your award.

Quest complete!

Reward[edit | edit source]

Black Knights' Fortress reward scroll.png

Required for completing[edit | edit source]

Completion of Black Knights' Fortress is required for the following:

Transcript[edit | edit source]

This article on a quest has an associated dialogue page.
Click here for a transcript of possible conversations encountered throughout the quest.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
26 January -
25 June 2005

The quest was renamed from "Black Knight's Fortress" to "Black Knights' Fortress".

29 March 2004

The quest was renamed from "Black knight's fortress" to "Black Knight's Fortress".

28 May -
16 June 2001

The quest was renamed from "Spy quest" to "Black knight's fortress".

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The quest point requirement was added to discourage players from creating new accounts to do the quest and transfer the 2,500 coins to their main characters.
  • If the player tries to throw a Draynor Manor cabbage down into the cauldron they will receive the chatbox message "This is the wrong sort of cabbage!", along with the character stating "I'm not supposed to be HELPING the witch you know..."
  • When talking to Sir Amik Varze to start the quest, he says "Your mission, should you decide to accept it". This is a reference to Mission Impossible.
  • The dossier given to you by Sir Amik Varze reads: "Infiltrate fortress... sabotage secret weapon... self destruct in 3...2...ARG!", which is another reference to Mission Impossible.
  • This quest was named Spy quest until the Quest List was released on 28 May 2001.
  • At first, the quest gave around 250 Thieving experience as a reward. Thieving was in the skill menu at the time, but had not been programmed yet. The skill was later removed and added back in 2002, but the quest no longer gave Thieving experience.
  • When talking to Sir Amik Varze to start the quest, you can choose to say "I laugh in the face of danger!" This is most likely a reference to Simba in The Lion King.
  • If you have a cat and a catspeak amulet while dropping the cabbage, the cat will comment about it.