|Release date||7 January 2016 (Update)|
|No. of banks||5|
|No. of altars||2|
|Main music||Country Jig, The Forlorn Homestead|
|Leader||Lord Kandur Hosidius|
|Teleportation||Xeric's talisman (Xeric's Glade), Hosidius teleport, Tithe Farm minigame teleport, Kharedst's memoirs (Lunch by the lancalliums)|
|Guilds||Woodcutting Guild Farming Guild|
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.
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.
At 0% favour, players can only plough the fields found throughout Hosidius. Players will need to push the plough back and forth to till the soil. Favour is granted randomly while performing this activity. 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 recommended to use longer fields, such as the ones north of the Tithe Farm, so players will have to go around the plough to push it less frequently. 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.
The fertilizer is made from saltpetre and regular compost. Saltpetre can be found in the area south of the bank, 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, hop worlds until you find a saltpetre deposit closest to the bank. Once it runs out, simply continue hopping until you find another. Because it is so close to the bank, it makes up for the time spent finding a world. Note, however, that since the nodes do not reset location automatically, if there are multiple players hopping for the node closest to the bank, it's very possible that no world has that node up. If this is the case, you may have to settle for a node that's further away and hop for that, or just collect saltpetre normally.
Saltpetre can also be collected by subduing Wintertodt. This approach may take a lot longer, but if players plan to do Wintertodt anyways, 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 southwest of the bank. 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 27,550. Note that the buy limit for compost is 600 - players may wish to buy compost packs for 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 24,750.
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
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
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 bank.
- At 50% favour, the allotment, flower, and herb patches in southeast Hosidius, 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]
Tithe Farm[edit | edit source]
The Tithe Farm is located in the centre of the Hosidius area, with an entrance on the eastern 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.
Mess[edit | edit source]
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]
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.
Farming patches[edit | edit source]
Players with 35% Hosidius favour have access to the spirit tree patch.
Charcoal burner[edit | edit source]
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.
Shops[edit | edit source]
- The Golden Field
- The Haymaker's Arms
- Little Shop of Horace
- Logava Gricoller's Cooking Supplies
- Vannah's Farm Store
Personalities[edit | edit source]
- Charlie Brown
- Chief Farmer
- Estate agent
- Farmer's wife
- Farmer Gricoller
- Farmer Hayfield
- Father Jean
- Gruff McScruff
- Guildmaster Lars
- Lammy Langle
- Pandur Hosidius
- Servery assistant
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Locations in Zeah