Hosidius

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Hosidius is one of the five cities in the Kingdom of Great Kourend. Led by Lord Kandur Hosidius of the Hosidius House, their main export focus is on Farming/agriculture and Cooking, and are the primary supplier of food to the citizens of the kingdom as well as the famined soldiers of the Shayzien army. Like most human settlements, the inhabitants of Hosidius worship Saradomin.

Because of the high demand of food in Great Kourend, Hosidius requires a large amount of land to grow their crops in, and thus possesses the most land out of the five cities - this is because a famine struck the kingdom sometime during 5th BA to 1st BA (1,460 years ago). Five years after the famine began, Lord Hosidius IV met with the Lords of the other four Houses, coming to an agreement that half of each of the city's lands be granted to Hosidius in order to grow more crops to stop the famine, which was then approved by the ruling Council of Elders.

Like Shayzien, Hosidius is one of the more recent cities founded in the history of Great Kourend - the founder is unknown, but it was created by refugees escaping the Dragonkin Conflicts.

Gaining favour[edit | edit source]

Earning Hosidius favour can be done by helping with the production of farmed foods and preparing food for soldiers. Once you have earned Hosidius favour, you will gain access to both the city kitchens, which boasts a 5% reduced chance of burning when cooking using their ranges, access to a new Spirit tree patch, access to the Woodcutting Guild and Farming Guild, and the ability to play the Tithe Farm minigame, which focuses on gaining Farming experience.

To progress in the Architectural Alliance miniquest, players must gain 100% Hosidius favour and speak to Hosa by the statue in the Kourend Castle courtyard.

Ploughing fields

A player ploughs the fields.

At 0% favour, players can only plough the fields found south of the town square. Players will need to push the plough back and forth to till the soil. Favour is granted randomly while performing this activity.

Players need to first speak to the chief farmer to be able to plough. Players will automatically keep pushing the plough until they reach the edge of the field, or until the plough breaks, in which case they will need to use a hammer to repair it, granting 10 Crafting experience. Ploughing fields will also randomly grant 10 Farming experience every so often.

It is not necessary to switch fields or move the plough beyond pushing it back and forth; the same amount of favour will be given regardless of location.

Ploughs are found in the south-east of Hosidius, north-west of the Tithe farm, south-west of the Vinery. A quick way to reach them is to use the Skills necklace teleport to the Woodcutting Guild, and walk east, across the saltpetre area, and walk north-east when reaching the Altar.

Making fertiliser

A saltpetre deposit, half-depleted.

At 5% favour, players can make sulphurous fertiliser. This fertiliser, while of no use to the player in their Farming skill, is of great use to the Hosidius farming industry.

The fertilizer is made from saltpetre and regular compost. Saltpetre can be traded with other players, or can be found in the area east of the Woodcutting Guild, and will spawn in one of five possible locations within the area, and moves once the deposit is depleted. A spade is required to gather saltpetre. A helpful tip is that Konoo, a saltpetre digger, will be located wherever the latest saltpetre deposit is located. If players do not have one, Konoo can also provide a spare spade. For faster collecting, use the bank deposit box in the centre of the area.

Saltpetre can also be collected by subduing Wintertodt. This approach may take a lot longer, but if players plan to do Wintertodt anyway, they might consider collecting saltpetre in this way.

After combining the saltpetre with compost, players are to give the fertiliser to the Clerk, located at a building in the middle of the Saltpetre area. In return, players will receive 0.1% favour for every bucket of sulphurous fertiliser given to the clerk. The clerk will take all sulphurous fertilisers in the player's possession, including the bank, which means players do not need to make multiple trips to donate, and can gain massive amounts of favour in one go. From 5% favour, it takes 400 buckets of sulphurous fertilisers to reach 45%, 700 to reach 75%, or 950 to reach 100%. At current prices, 950 of each costs approximately 28,500. Note that the buy limit for compost is 600 - players may wish to buy compost packs at a lower rate of 2,000gp from any farming shop. Should a player opt to buy all 950 of the compost needed from a farming shop and buy saltpetre from the Grand Exchange, 100% favour would cost approximately 22,850.

The Depths of Despair

Once players reach 20% favour, they can start the The Depths of Despair quest. This quest requires completion of Client of Kourend and level 18 Agility. Completion of the quest will grant a Hosidius favour certificate worth 10% favour.

Cooking in the Mess hall

The mess interface.

Once players have 45% favour, they are able to cook in the Mess, where they must cook meals for the Shayzien soldiers according to their demands as shown on the screen, using provided ingredients. The soldiers want stew, meat pie, or pineapple pizza. In order to participate in this activity, players must have the appropriate Cooking level to cook the meals: 20 for meat pie, 25 for stew, and 65 for pineapple pizza. Players will gain moderate amounts of Cooking experience and favour once they serve the food on the buffet, based on the demand for the meals the player serves.

Planting grape seeds

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At 65% favour, players will have access to the Vinery, where they can farm grapes after using saltpetre and grape seeds on a vine patch (requires 36 Farming, can be boosted). Players are granted 0.8% favour for each grape seed planted.


Hosidius benefits[edit | edit source]

  • At 15% favour, players can steal fruit from the fruit stall in front of Logava Gricoller's Cooking Supplies.
  • At 35% favour, players can plant a spirit sapling in the spirit tree patch located southeast of the Forthos Ruin.
  • At 50% favour, the allotment, flower, and herb patches just south of the Hosidius township, are permanently protected from disease.
  • At 60% favour, players with at least 45 Farming can enter the Farming Guild.
  • At 65% favour, players can plant grape seeds in the Vinery.
  • At 75% favour, players with at least 60 Woodcutting can enter the Woodcutting Guild.
  • At 100% favour, players can participate in the Tithe Farm minigame, which can be found in the mid-eastern part of Hosidius.
  • At 100% favour, players can use the city kitchens directly southeast of the Mess. A bank chest can be found in the small building, along with a range that provides a 5% increase to the chance of successfully cooking food over a standard range, thus making this one of the best spots to cook.
    • If a player is cooking food that they already have the level to not burn, then this method gives slightly less experience per hour than the Rogues' Den fire.

Features[edit | edit source]

Charcoal burner[edit | edit source]

Main article: Charcoal furnace

Charcoal burners are located on the southern part of Hosidius. Charcoal burners are used to make juniper charcoal. By cutting juniper trees in the area, players can receive juniper logs. These logs can be placed in each furnace (up to 60 each) and turned into coal after six hours.

Forthos Dungeon[edit | edit source]

Main article: Forthos Dungeon

An ancient underground temple found beneath the Forthos Ruin, the dungeon contains monsters ranging from mid to high combat levels, as well as a mid-level boss, Sarachnis. Besides monsters, there are also many other activities for players to engage in.

Farming patches[edit | edit source]

Players can use the allotment, flower, and herb patches without the need of Hosidius favour. These patches become disease-free with 50% Hosidius favour.

Players with 35% Hosidius favour have access to the spirit tree patch.

Players with 65% Hosidius favour have access to the Vinery, where they can farm grapes after using saltpetre and grape seeds on a vine patch.

Mess[edit | edit source]

Main article: Mess

The Mess is located in the northwesternmost corner of the Hosidius area. It is full of soldiers, and hosts a minigame in which a player can make stew, meat pie, and pineapple pizza to feed the soldiers. Doing so grants Cooking experience as well as Hosidius favour.

Saltpetre[edit | edit source]

Main article: Saltpetre

Saltpetre is located south of the main bank in Hosidius. There are five spawn points where players can dig saltpetre, which is used to make Sulphurous fertiliser, and dynamite for the Blast mine in Lovakengj.

Tithe Farm[edit | edit source]

Main article: Tithe Farm

The Tithe Farm is located in the south-east corner of Hosidius, with an entrance on the western side. It is a fast-paced minigame that allows players to train the Farming skill through planting, caring for, and harvesting fruit specific to the Tithe Farm. All seeds and fertiliser are provided; players must bring their own watering cans (at least 4 are recommended), as well as a spade and seed dibber.

There are three different kinds of fruit that can be grown: golovanova, bologano, and logavano. Each requires a different Farming level and grants increasing experience for harvesting and depositing the fruit. If done correctly, the Tithe Farm minigame can quickly train Farming at no cost to the player.

Clerk's House - located in the southwestern part of Hosidius. Accepts Sulphurous fertiliser donations and grants favour points for them.

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