Legends' Quest

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This quest has a quick guide found here.
It briefly summarises the steps needed to complete the quest.

Legends' Quest is a quest in which the player is sent by Guildmaster Radimus Erkle to explore and map the Kharazi Jungle on the southern part of Karamja. Legends' Quest was the 50th quest by order of release date, and was the first quest to be rated Master. It was the last quest to be released before the launch of the RuneScape 2 beta.

Details[edit | edit source]

Note for Ironmen below 75 Woodcutting: Towards the end of the quest, it is possible to obtain magic logs by allowing yommi trees to die and chopping them down. This can no longer be done once the quest is finished! This is a slow and tedious process (~2–4 hours depending on your luck), but worth it for those who do not want to get 75 Woodcutting or hunt nature implings. Without having the level to chop down magic trees, this is one of the very few ways to obtain magic logs in all of RuneScape. Magic logs are needed for a few quests (16 in total): 12 for Desert Treasure, 1 for Mourning's End Part I, and 3 for unlocking the Gnome Stronghold balloon route (requirement for Monkey Madness II). This seems to yield magic logs about 1/4 of the time. Magic logs are also available through Wintertodt and Barbarian Assault high gambles, or as an uncommon drop from Revenants and the Brimstone Chest, but these options are heavily reliant on luck.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Getting started[edit | edit source]

To begin the quest, talk to the guards just outside the legends guild (fairy ring code blr). If they think you're worthy, they'll send you through the gates to talk to Sir Radimus Erkle to get your assignment. He will give you an incomplete map of the Kharazi Jungle, which you're to complete, and tell you to make friends with the inhabitants of the jungle so they'll give you a totem pole to proudly display inside the guild.

Before you leave, take some papyrus off the table, and grab a machete from the cupboard. You can buy them from the general store in Shilo Village too, but these are free.

Mapping the jungle[edit | edit source]

Items required: Radimus notes (He will replace at the Legends' Guild for 30gp), at least 3 charcoal, at least 3 papyrus, 230 coins, an axe and a machete.

Skills required: 50 Crafting to map the jungle.

Note: You do not need 50 Woodcutting to enter the jungle. However, you do need 50 Woodcutting to cut down the Yommi Tree at the end of the quest.

Now, make your way to Brimhaven by taking a boat from Ardougne. Then, you can take Hajedy's cart to Shilo Village (his fee is 200 coins). You can also use fairy ring (code ckr), north-west of Shilo Village.

The jungle is very dense.

Make sure to buy some charcoal and at least three sheets of papyrus from the general store before you leave Shilo; then, head out the gate and towards the south. To get into the Kharazi Jungle, you'll need to cut your way through the overgrown jungle vegetation using a hatchet and machete.

Once inside (preferably on the eastern/western sides, so you don't have to run back and forth), start mapping down the jungle with your charcoal and papyrus by right-clicking on the Radimus notes and then selecting 'Complete'. Sometimes the charcoal and/or papyrus can break, so you should bring extra just in case. Alternatively, you may mess up the papyrus, but be able to salvage it. You should watch out for the jungle wolves, as they are aggressive; the jungle savages and oomlie birds aren't aggressive unless provoked (see below).

Note: If you intend on freeing Sir Amik Varze in Recipe for Disaster, you should grab vanilla pod(s) whilst you are here—they are located directly south-west from the water pool near the beach in a group of five plants.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Shake a leafy palm tree to acquire a palm leaf, and drop it and pick it up five times to complete a hard task for the Karamja Diary.
  • Additionally, kill an oomlie bird, wrap its meat in the palm leaf, cook it over fire, and eat the oomlie wrap to complete another hard task while you're here. The oomlie wrap can be cooked elsewhere and consumed to earn the hard task. You do not have to cook and eat it in the jungle.
  • Chop some teak and mahogany trees at the southern coastal end of the jungle to complete two medium tasks rather than paying 100 trading sticks to enter the Hardwood Grove.

Contacting the locals[edit | edit source]

Skills required: 50 Agility

Head back out of the jungle, and talk to one of the jungle foresters, who are wandering around right at the edge of the jungle. They have a bull roarer, which they'll be willing to give up if you give them a copy of your notes. Use the completed Radimus notes on the forester, who will then make a copy before giving you their bull roarer.

Warning: Do not use the bull roarer around jungle savages or oomlie birds, or you'll be attacked!
'Totem Pole' Locations in Jungle.

Go inside the jungle again, and swing it near the totem pole found east of the water pool represented by a blue square on the map to call a local named Gujuo out of hiding. (There are multiple totem poles in the jungle, so if nothing happens, try another one.) He'll ask for your help, since his tribe's shaman, Ungadulu, is trapped in his cave.

The location of the cave.
The entrance to the cave.

From now on, you can call Gujuo using the bull roarer from anywhere in the jungle. Towards the northwestern edge of the jungle, you'll find some rocks that you can squeeze through to get into the cave.

Investigate (right-click) the fire wall and talk to Ungadulu, who warns you not to approach the flames, but becomes possessed and informs you that only pure water can extinguish the flames. Next, search the various items; the bed, table and crate, the cave to obtain Ungadulu's notes: a scrawled note from the crate; a scribbled note on the table; and a scrumpled note on the bed. Reading them tells you how the shaman had prepared to summon his ancestors and pay homage to them, but fell prey to an evil presence in the cave.

Once you're back outside again, call Gujuo with your bull roarer to get a bit more information. Go back down, and investigate the flames to Ungadulu again, who reveals that you need pure water. Go back up, and call Gujuo. Tell him you need some pure water to douse some magic flames (option 4). Ask, "What kind of a vessel?" (option 5). He'll give you a sketch of the vessel.

Pure water[edit | edit source]

Items required: Radimus notes, an axe, a machete, a hammer, a prayer potion (if you fail to bless the bowl and your prayer drops below 42), 2-6 gold bars (6 to be safe, more if you want more golden bowls; highly advisable if intending to get magic logs from yommi trees later), and the bull roarer.

Skills required: 50 Smithing to create the gold bowl and 42 Prayer to bless the bowl (if boosting Prayer, make sure to use your ancient mace special attack on a PoH max hit dummy before this).

Return to Shilo Village and bank. Get out a hammer and at least two gold bars. Go to any anvil while holding the sketch of the vessel you obtained from Gujuo (the closest is in Tai Bwo Wannai Village) and try to make the gold bowl. You may fail, so to be safe, bring more than two bars.

Note: If you can use fairy rings, you can save time running by using the minigame teleport to Blast Furnace for an anvil then take a mine cart back to the Grand Exchange, then use the fairy ring there to return to the jungle. The anvil in the Blast Furnace area requires 60 smithing.

Head back into the jungle and call Gujuo. He'll help you bless your gold bowl so that it can carry the pure water. Your prayer points must be at or above 42 to attempt this, and if you fail, it will drain 5 prayer points. If it drains your prayer below 42, you'll have to restore it to try again.

Bank to get the required items for the next section before continuing. With your blessed golden bowl, head to the pool of pure water towards the middle of the jungle. Since you can't quite reach the water, cut some reeds from the edge of the pool with your machete (using your machete on the reeds), and use them to siphon the water out into your bowl (using your hollow reed on the water pool). Note, however, if you leave the jungle, the water will evaporate, requiring you to refill the bowl again when you return.

Exploring the shaman's cave[edit | edit source]

Items required: Radimus notes, bull roarer, an axe, a pickaxe, a machete, 1-2 lockpicks (2 to be safe), 1 soul rune, 1 earth rune, 1 mind rune, 2 law runes, blessed gold bowl, cut sapphire, emerald, ruby, diamond, red topaz, jade and opal.

Recommended: A super restore potion if your level is not far above the required level stated below.

Skills required: 50 Agility to squeeze through the crevice, 50 Thieving to pick the locked door, 52 Mining to smash the boulders [If boosting mining bring 2-3 Dwarven Stouts(m)] and 50 Strength to force the heavy door.

A map of the cave.

Bank to get the required items if you haven't yet. Do not extinguish the flames with the water yet. Once you have the items, go back to the cave and squeeze through a crevice hidden behind the easternmost bookshelf by searching it. As you proceed further into the cave, you will come across an ancient gate. This is where your lockpick comes to play. Attempt to pick the lock; if you fail, you'll lose your lockpick. However, as there is a message before the lockpick fails, you can easily circumvent it by clicking elsewhere, which will save your lockpick.

Once past this door, you'll need a pickaxe to mine three boulders out of the way. If you fail, your Mining level will decrease by 1. Once past these three boulders, use brute force to open the next set of doors; failing this will result in your Strength being lowered.

Be careful once through, as there are a number of level 83 Death Wings on the other side. You should kill one while you are here, as it is a hard task in the Karamja Diary.

Run farther into the cave, and jump over the jagged wall. When you get further inside, you'll find a place where there's markings on the wall, Read them and it will give you the riddle "Place the five in order to pass or your life will dwindle until the last. All five are stones of magical power, place them wrong and your fate will sour. 'First is the spirit of man or beast (Soul rune), second is the place where thoughts are born (Mind rune), Third is the soil from which good things grow (Earth Rune), Four and five are the rules all men should know (Two Law Runes).' All put together make the word of basic sense. And from perspective help make maps from indifference." It spells SMELL.

Retrieving the binding book

Inside, you'll face your next puzzle, where you'll see a number of stalagmites sitting in pools of water. Fit your gems into each one by trying to place them in until you get it right. When all of them are in, there will be a little light show, and the binding book will appear. One useful feature of this book is that you can bless vials and fill them with pure water from your bowl to make holy water. Wielding these while fighting demons damages them.

Warning: Do not try to take the gem after you place it on the stalagmites otherwise it will be gone and you have to run back to bank/buy the new one. You will be also be required to lockpick the ancient gate again on your way back in.

Note: If you lose the binding book, you must repeat the steps above in order to reclaim it! However, the "SMELL" runes are not needed a second time.

Fighting the demon[edit | edit source]

Items required: Radimus notes, binding book, an axe, a pickaxe, a machete and the blessed gold bowl.

Recommended: Combat equipment, food and several prayer potions.

There is an upcoming fight, so be prepared. If you want, you can go back to the bank and resupply. If you choose to leave the jungle in order to return to the bank, your pure water will evaporate, and you will need to refill your blessed gold bowl in order to continue.

Nezikchened, the demon possessing Ungadulu.

Either way, when you're ready, use your pure water on the fire wall to step through without damage. Then, use your book of binding on Ungadulu to release the demon, Nezikchened. Do not talk to or attack Ungadulu.

He is level 187 and will drain a large amount of prayer at the beginning of the battle, but never again after that, so be careful if you want to use it while fighting him. Additionally, he'll cast a Fire Blast just before dying, so make sure to keep your HP up so that he doesn't kill you with his last ditch attack. This Fire Blast will hit through the Protect from Magic prayer.

You can lower his stats if you use Silverlight or Darklight on stab mode (Melee) or throw holy water vials at him (Ranged). Be sure though to bring a better classed secondary weapon. The desk can be used as a safespot, resulting in Nezikchened switching to Magic attacks.

Once he's defeated, Ungadulu will thank you and give you some yommi tree seeds. Be careful not to attack him as this will knock you out of the octogram and deal some damage, and if your health is low after the fight, this may kill you. Use the drop trick to get more just in case later if you lose the plants to rotting or if you are an Ironman and want to get magic logs. Ask him how to get out, he'll cast a spell to let you walk through the flames.

Note: There seems to be a glitch where if there is more than one person in the room (not inside the octagram), Nezikchened may go aggressive on the other player. This then makes Nezikchened completely harmless and unable to attack the player.
Note: If you don't kill Nezikchened fast enough, he will reset, causing you to have to use the book on Ungadulu again. The combat will reset, and he will have full health as well as drain your prayer again.

Replenishing the pure water[edit | edit source]

Items required: Ardrigal, snake weed and a vial of water to make the bravery potion, yommi tree seeds, Radimus notes, a machete, an axe, 1-2 lockpicks, a pickaxe, bull roarer, golden bowl, rope, unpowered orb, runes/staff to cast any Charge Orb spell once, or twice if you chose not to kill viyeldi or want to keep the glowing dagger after the quest (be on normal spellbook). Food and potions to fight Nezikchened. The Salve amulet or Salve amulet (e) will prove invaluable as you will be fighting 3 undead combatants in the near future. Bring boosts needed to access the cave again.

Skills required: 56 Magic to cast a Charge Orb spell. 50 Crafting to use the furnace. In addition, the skills to go through the cave again (indicated above)

Recommended Items: Super restore potion (your Magic level may be reduced travelling back to the ancient gate in Ungadulu's cave, so it's advised to have a potion just in case.)

Head back to the pure water pond, and refill your bowl with water. Then, use it on the yommi tree seeds to germinate them. After germinating the seeds, attempt to refill your bowl again—only this time you discover the pool is dry.

Call Gujuo, and he'll tell you that the underground source has probably been blocked off. You find out that you'll need a potion of courage to be able to make it through the dark tunnel.

Locations of the Snake weed and Ardrigal, highlighted in cyan and red.

To make the potion you need Ardrigal and Snake weed, which you found once already through the Jungle Potion quest. Mix the snake weed into a vial of water first to make a Snake weed mixture, then add the ardrigal to produce a single-dose bravery potion. Don't drink the bravery potion yet.

Go back to Ungadulu's cave and head down into the cave again, going through all the same areas that you did before. This time, though, when you reach the area with the seven pools, head further to where another door is. Cast any Charge Orb spell on it to go through.

You'll find yourself in a room with several barrels in it. You can smash them to reveal things like food, rope, weapons, or sometimes enemies. For now though, ignore them.

Use your rope on the winch and drink your bravery potion before heading down into the depths. If you've brought along a Salve amulet, now is the time to equip it. If the rope disappears, just search the winch again so it reappears and then go down.

You'll be on the top of a long, winding path with several rocks covering it. The blue wizard hat to the right of the ladder is the spirit of Viyeldi, which you can take to talk to or skip past for now. Climb over these rocks to the bottom of the path, but be warned. If you fall off, you can take extremely heavy damage (40+), depending on where you fell. You may also be immediately attacked by one of the three warriors mentioned below.

Once at the bottom, you'll see three groups of different undead warriors named Ranalph Devere (level 92), Irvig Senay (level 100), and San Tojalon (level 106), who will drop the lump, hunk, and chunk of crystal, respectively. Talk to them and fight them individually. Once you've defeated them, they won't attack again. Take the crystals over to the furnace to the north-east, and put them in to make a glowing heart crystal.

There are multiple of each warrior in the room. If you are using Ranged or Magic hiding behind one of the empty ore rocks allows you to safespot them.

Go south to the shimmering field and look at the minimap. If you haven't noticed already, the area to the north-northwest looks like the head of a dragon.

The mossy rock that players must use the heart crystal on to activate it.

Go to where the eye is, and use the crystal on a mossy rock there. It will glow. Go back to the shimmering field, place the crystal in the heart-shaped recess next to it, and pass through the barrier. On the other side of the barrier are three lesser demons, and past them to the west is the source of the pure water.

The second battle[edit | edit source]

Echned Zekin, the ancient spirit.

You'll notice that there is a boulder blocking the water flow. Try to push it, and a spirit named Echned Zekin (which is an anagram of Nezikchened) will appear. He'll say he's being tortured and beg you to help him by killing the spirit, Viyeldi. He'll give you a dark dagger to do so.

If you have no intentions of killing Viyeldi, you still have to accept the dagger from Echned, as the dagger must be given to Ungadulu in order to proceed with the quest.

There are now two paths to choose from.

Players who leave the cave will need another Charge Orb spell to get through the door again. You will not need more runes or another bravery potion.

The short path[edit | edit source]

Note: If you choose the short path, you will have to fight the three undead warriors again in the final battle!

Do as the spirit asks. Go back to the rock path with the blue wizard hat that you climbed down, and climb the rocks back up to the very top (it could take a while).

You may have noticed a blue wizard hat on the way in—maybe even tried to pick it up. If you did, you met a spirit named Viyeldi, who Echned wanted you to kill. Stab him with the dagger; then, go back to the boulder.

  • Note: If you want to keep the Glowing Dagger after the quest, you have to show another dark dagger to Ungadulu to receive the Holy Force and then proceed down the "long" path of the quest. The player will still have to face the consequences of killing Viyeldi, and fight the undead warriors alongside Nezikchened in the final battle, however.

Before pushing the boulder, proceed to the southern boulder if you wish to safespot Nezikchened. Tell Echned Zekin that you did as he asked—you cannot have a second dark dagger in your inventory when talking to him or else he won't think you've done the task. Nezikchened will reveal himself and attack the player, draining the player's Prayer.

After the battle, push the boulder out of the way of the water's flow. Fill your golden bowl if you haven't already germinated the seeds.

The long path[edit | edit source]

Item required: Another set of runes and unpowered orb to cast another Charge Orb spell.

Skip the "long path" if you did the short path.

Do not try to pick up the blue hat or talk to Viyeldi. Investigate the fire wall, and Ungadulu's magic will allow you to pass through the fire wall safely.

Use the dagger on him. He will recognise the evil in the dagger and take it from you, giving you a Holy Force spell card, which severely weakens demons. Now, head back down to the bottom once again.

Unfortunately, you'll have to use another Charge Orb spell to get back in (including another uncharged orb). Still, being back on the surface does give you a chance to restock on supplies for the next fight.

Either way, when you get back to the bottom and push the boulder out of the way, you'll have to fight the demon again. To start the fight, cast the Holy Force spell when the spirit is near you. At the start of the battle, your Prayer will be halved, and you should use the holy force spell to weaken him. He fights with a very ineffective magic attack at the beginning of the battle, and he'll soon realise that it doesn't work and will switch to melee. Defeat him however you like, and then push the boulder out of the way of the water's flow.

Note: If you don't kill Nezikchened fast enough, he will reset, causing you to have to push the boulder again to talk to him. The combat will reset, and he will have full health as well as drain your prayer again.

Restoring the totem[edit | edit source]

Skills required: 45 Herblore to plant the yommi tree, 50 Woodcutting to create the yommi totem. Required items: Radimus notes, bull roarer, an axe (rune or higher required to cut the yommi tree), a machete, yommi seeds, golden bowl, and any potions or food you need for the most difficult battle of this quest.

  • Note for Ironmen: Do not make the totem until you have all the magic logs you need! (If you stop receiving logs at some point (6+ trees with no logs), leave the Kharazi Jungle and come back. Based on anecdotal evidence, standing directly adjacent to the trunk of the tree seems to give logs more often. Allowing a yommi tree to die and then chopping it down has a chance (seemingly 1 in 4) to yield magic logs, rarely multiple sets. At the minimum Herblore requirement to plant the tree, about 192 seeds should be enough to get 16 magic logs accounting for a high (66%) failure rate from planting the seeds. When a dead tree is chopped down, the soil is damaged, so the player will have to hop worlds or move to another spot.)

Teleport or climb your way back out of the cave and head to Shilo Village or teleport out to bank. Grab the required items and any potions or food you need for the most difficult battle of this quest.

Fill up your bowl from the restored pond and find a fertile patch of soil. It will be bare of vegetation and brown on the map. Use your water on the seeds to germinate them; then, use the bull roarer to call Gujuo for instructions on what to do next. Fill the bowl again, and plant the germinated seeds in the fertile soil and wait for it to grow. If it says you planted the seeds incorrectly, just keep trying until it works, the chance of planting it successfully is based on your herblore level.

A player creating the yommi totem.
  • Note: Keep alert, because once the Yommi tree has reached the adult stage, you'll have only a brief window of time where you can cut it, or it will go rotten, and you will need to start again.

Once it reaches the second stage, fill your bowl again, and use it on the tree. The third and final stage is the adult yommi tree. Use your axe on it, and keep doing this until you've chopped all the branches off and shaped it into a yommi totem. You'll know it's done when you can pick it up.

If you lose all your seeds, you can always go back and get more from Ungadulu in the cave. Do remember to germinate them with the sacred water.

The final battle[edit | edit source]

Now, find any of the locations where there's an old, brown totem. One is located just east of the pool, but there are others all over the forest. Once you find one, make all the preparations you need to fight—turn on Protect from Melee and use your new totem on the old one.

Note: If you cannot replace the totem, make sure to drop all seeds in your inventory.

Nezikchened returns to destroy the hero once and for all.

When the demon spawns, he will say his dialogue and begin attacking you! You are immobile while he is speaking and can take heavy damage, so it is HIGHLY recommended to turn on Protect from Melee before replacing the totem to be safe.

If you chose the short path, you will need to kill the three undead warriors you saw down in the dragon cave once again. He will summon them one at a time, going from the strongest to weakest in terms of combat level. After each hero is killed, make sure that Protect from Melee is up as the interlude repeats, and Nezikchened will freely hit you four times on three occasions, which can deal a lot of damage if he gets lucky with his hits. Low levels should note that if you kill the three undead warriors and then leave, you will not have to fight them again upon returning.

If you took the long path, Nezikchened will not summon the undead heroes due to being weakened by the holy force spell, but be cautious as he will hit four times before the fight.

Once again, you will have to fight the demon, and once again he'll drain your prayer, so be ready for it. He attacks with Melee and Magic, which is much more effective this time. He doesn't use Magic that much if you melee him. Using Ranged, Magic, or a halberd from between the trees with Protect from Magic on will allow you to defeat him without losing health.

Warning: If you take too long to fight him, he will disappear. When you resummon him, he returns with full health.

Finishing up[edit | edit source]

When Nezikchened dies, replace the totem, and Gujuo will appear to thank you for defeating the demon. He'll give you a totem pole as a reward for everything you've done.

Return to Radimus Erkle with the Radimus notes and gilded totem (fairy ring code blr), who will then let you into the guild. He will train you in one of 12 various skills of your choice up to four times. After all the experience rewards are claimed, the quest is complete.

Congratulations! You have completed the Legends' Quest!

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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Required for completing[edit | edit source]