Elemental Workshop II

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Elemental Workshop II (#112)
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Released 2 October 2006 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest series Elemental Workshop, #2
Official difficulty Intermediate
Lead developer(s) Dylan C

The Elemental Workshop II is the second quest in the Elemental Workshop series. You discover more about the mysterious workshop as you solve puzzles to create a mind helmet and mind shield.

Details[edit | edit source]

Start pointQuest point icon.png Search the bookcases in the Exam Centre's library and read a Beaten book
Official difficultyIntermediate
DescriptionAmong the ancient scrolls and papers held at the Dig Site's Examination Centre, scholars have discovered more references to the mysterious elemental ore. Recently they have uncovered a beaten book detailing long-lost uses for this odd material. Can you decrypt the code that will lead you to the deeper depths of the Elemental Workshop? Can you get your head around fixing the mind-bending machinery, or will you fry your brain in the attempt?
Official lengthMedium
Items required
Enemies to defeat (If you do not have the elemental metal bars) 2 Earth elementals (level 35)

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Starting off[edit | edit source]

The bookcase in which the beaten book is located.

To begin, you need to go to the Exam Centre south of the Digsite. Search the North Facing bookcase on the east wall (South of the two chests. Not the one directly beside them however) of the south-eastern bookcases, and you'll find a beaten book with a scroll in it as a bookmark. Read the scroll, and then head to Seers' Village. Do not get rid of this book before the end of the quest; if you do, you will not be able to make the helmet out of the primed mind bar.

The key[edit | edit source]

The hatch key location.

If you don't already have the battered key, head to the building south-west of Seers' Village Bank, and search the north-east bookcase to get a battered book and a battered key. Go to the workshop in the building with the anvil, and let yourself in the same way as in the Elemental Workshop I quest.

Next, go into the northern water elemental room and search the machinery to the south-west side of the room. You will receive the key used to unlock the hatch in the main room.

Note: If you do not read the scroll, you will not get the search option for the machinery.
Note: Before you go down, quickly "mine" two elemental ores (three if you desire a mind shield) from the west room, and smelt them into elemental metals in the south room (you will need 4 coal per elemental bar). Ironmen may find coal at the mine west of Seers' Village; 20 Agility is required to access it through a shortcut.

Making repairs[edit | edit source]

Pipe connections
Cog placements

Go to the middle of the room and use the key on the locked hatch. Once you're downstairs, you need to fix the machinery. First, go to the "Schematic crate" (directly beside an old lever) to the south and take both the crane and the lever schematics. Then go back upstairs and use one of your bars on the workbench and make the crane claw. Do not make a helmet yet! Now, go back down and pull the south-western lever right next to the old crane, and then use the claw on the crane.

Next, head up the small stairs to your west (not up the hatch, but onto the metal construct) to get to the upper level. Open the junction box in the west to work on the pipes for the press (click on the ends you want to connect). You'll want to arrange them as seen on the left.

For the next two parts, you'll need to search some crates in the bottom and upstairs area. The small cog, medium cog, large cog and piece of pipe are located randomly in crates for each player. However, only certain crates contain items: on the bottom floor try searching the double-stacked crates next to the large exit staircase, the single crate north-west by the stairwell down, the double-stacked crate east of the west water valve, the double-stacked crates south-east, and the crate next to the schematics crate. Upstairs try searching the double-stacked crate south-east above the old crane and the double-stacked crate directly north-west of the junction box. If searching a crate does not yield an "It's empty." message or produce an item, it is not possible to find an item within. Once you have found all 3 cogs and the piece of pipe, you can stop searching the crates. If you lose one of the items before using it you can retrieve it in the same crate it was found previously.

Use the pipe on the broken pipe upstairs on the northernmost point of the scaffolding. Then for the cogs, take them back down the steps to the wind tunnel on the east side of the track. On the side of the wind tunnel are three pins (under 2 yellow directional arrows). By using the cogs on the machine pins, you want to stick the small one on the upper-left pin, the medium one on the lower left, and the large one on the right.

Operating the machine[edit | edit source]

One of the many steps to creating a primed bar.
  • Place your elemental metal on the jig cart, which should be on the south crane right now. (If it is not, you must have already pulled the lever with the yellow cart-sign - keep operating it, until the cart completes the circle around the room and arrives again.)
  • The crane
    • The west lever (near the crane) will raise and lower the crane, and the east one (also near the crane) will rotate the crane. Raise the crane, rotate it, lower it to dip it into the lava and raise it back out. The bar should now be glowing orange.
    • Rotate the crane back, lower it and raise it again to deposit the bar on the jig.
      Note: Make sure to lower the crane and then raise it again in order to correctly deposit the bar. Not doing so will cause the bar to remain on the crane.
  • Pull the lever right behind you, by the yellow sign (north of the crane) to move the cart to the next station. Remember this lever, you will need to use it to move the cart after each step.
  • Go to where the cart now is and pull the lever to the east, north-west of the yellow sign. The bar will be flattened by a steam press.
  • Go back to the yellow-sign lever and move the cart forward again.
  • If you haven't already fixed the pipe, go upstairs (not up the hatch, but onto the metal construct), and use the pipe piece you found on the pipes to the north (they have a hole) to fix them and go down the stairs again.
  • The water tank
    • You will see an old lever, a corkscrew lever, and two water valves.
    • Pull the old lever to open the door, then turn the corkscrew lever twice to pull the cart into the tank. Close the door again with the old lever.
    • Make sure the eastern valve is closed, then open up the western valve (between two stacks of crates). The bar should turn blue once it gets cooled by the water. If it does not, the eastern valve is open.
    • Close the western valve again, then open the eastern one to let the water out and close it down again.
      Note: If the eastern valve reports that it is sucking air, you skipped step 6 (Fixing the pipe).
    • Open the door with the old lever, turn the corkscrew twice to deposit the cart back on the track, close the door again using the old lever. The cart will not move forward again while the door is open.
  • Pull the yellow-sign lever again to move the cart to the next station.
  • Turn on the fan by pulling the lever next to it, and then turn it back off. When it is dry, the bar turns white.
    Note: If the fan reports that it is sucking air , the cogs are not correct.
  • Go back and pull the lever to advance the cart again.
  • Pick up the primed bar!

Do this twice if you want the shield.

Finishing up[edit | edit source]

A bit of mind draining.

Go down one more level to where there are two doors, one with the mind symbol and the other with the body symbol. Go into the mind room (nearest), and place your bar on the extractor gun and operate the extractor hat next to it. A part of you will be drained into the bar turning it into a primed mind bar. This will temporarily lower your Magic level by 20.

NOTE: You can power multiple bars while here (to make shield at same time upon returning 2 levels up) but each time will drain your magic by 20 (ie. 2 bars in a row will be -40 magic).

Now, you simply need to pick up the bar from the extractor gun, and go back up to the workshop, and make a mind helmet out of the bar you just made, and the quest is complete. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE BEATEN BOOK IN YOUR INVENTORY OR YOU WILL MAKE A MIND SHIELD.

At this point you will also be able to make a Mind shield, but this will not complete the quest, only making a Mind helmet will do.

  • NOTE: You need the slashed book in your inventory to make a mind shield. Using a bar on the anvil without it will make a second mind helmet.
  • Note: Both the mind shield and helmet can be sold on the grand exchange for 18,955 and 1,406 respectively.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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Required for completing[edit | edit source]

Completion of Elemental Workshop II is required for the following:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When you are downstairs in the corridor that has the mind door, a body door can be seen further down. This is a hint towards the Elemental Workshop III quest, which was released in the modern game. The armour reward from it was the Body body.