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Released12 December 2013 (Update)
QuestMonkey Madness II
LocationTree Gnome Stronghold
ShopSlayer Equipment, Slayer Rewards
OptionsTalk-to, Assignment, Trade, Rewards
ExamineShe looks rich and dangerous!
Advanced data
NPC ID6797,7108,7109,7110
Nieve chathead.png

Nieve (pronounced /ˈnv/ NEEV) is the second-to-highest level Slayer master, behind Duradel. She is located in the Tree Gnome Stronghold, next to the Stronghold Slayer Cave near the magic trees and the southern bank. She only assigns tasks to players with a combat level of at least 85.

Nieve wields a Zamorakian hasta, full Bandos armour, an amulet of fury, a pirate's hook, an elysian spirit shield, and a fire cape. She made an appearance with a cave kraken in Prifddinas during Old School RuneScape's first birthday event along with other NPCs.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

Slayer points[edit | edit source]

Players can receive Slayer reward points for completing Slayer tasks—this is based on how many tasks players have accomplished in a row. Completion of a task assigned by Nieve will grant you a varying amount of points, depending if players have completed the elite Western Provinces Diary, which is increased to match those of Duradel.

Task interval Points given Points given
Every task 12 15
Every 10th 60 75
Every 50th 180 225
Every 100th 300 375
Every 250th 420 525
Every 1,000th 600 750

Useful fairy ring codes[edit | edit source]

Tasks[edit | edit source]

Monster Amount Extended amt. Unlock requirement Alternative(s) Weight
Aberrant spectres 120-185 200-250 Slayer 60 , Combat level 65 , completion of Priest in Peril Deviant spectres 6
Abyssal demons 120-185 200-250 Slayer 85 , Combat level 85 , completion of Priest in Peril or Fairytale II - Cure a Queen [n 1] Abyssal sire, Greater abyssal demon 9
Adamant dragons 3-7 20-30 Completion of Dragon Slayer II None 2
Ankou 50-90 91-150 Combat level 40 Dark Ankou 5
Aviansies 120-185 200-250 Unlocked the Watch the birdie ability via spending 80 Slayer reward points Kree'arra, Flight Kilisa, Flockleader Geerin, Wingman Skree, Reanimated aviansie 6
Basilisks 120-185 200-250 Slayer 40 , unlocked the Basilocked ability via spending 80 Slayer reward points Basilisk Knight 6
Black demons 120-185 200-250 Combat level 80 Demonic gorillas, Balfrug Kreeyath, Porazdir, Skotizo 9
Black dragons 10-20 40-60 Combat level 80 , partial completion of Dragon Slayer I Baby black dragons, King Black Dragon, brutal black dragons (Slayer 77 ) 6
Bloodveld 120-185 200-250 Slayer 50 , Combat level 50 , completion of Priest in Peril Mutated Bloodveld 9
Blue dragons 120-185 N/A Combat level 65 , partial completion of Dragon Slayer I Baby blue dragons, brutal blue dragons, Vorkath 4
Boss[n 2] 3-35 N/A Unlocked the Like a boss ability via spending 200 Slayer reward points, as well as various requirements for specific bosses None 8
Brine rats 120-185 N/A Slayer 47 , Combat level 45 , partial completion of Olaf's Quest None 3
Cave horrors 120-180 200-250 Slayer 58 , Combat level 85 , completion of Cabin Fever None 5
Cave kraken 100-120 150-200 Slayer 87 , Combat level 80 , Magic 50 Kraken 6
Dagannoth 120-185 N/A Combat level 75 , completion of Horror from the Deep Dagannoth spawn, Dagannoth fledgeling, Dagannoth Kings 8
Dark beasts 10-20 110-135 Slayer 90 , Combat level 90 , partial completion of Mourning's End Part II None 5
Drakes 30-95 N/A Slayer 84 None 7
Dust devils 120-185 200-250 Slayer 65 , Combat level 70 , partial completion of Desert Treasure I None 6
Elves 60-90 N/A Combat level 70 , partial completion of Regicide Elf warrior, mourner (Mourner Headquarters), Guard (Prifddinas), Reanimated elf 4
Fire giants 120-185 N/A Combat level 65 None 9
Fossil Island Wyverns 5-25 55-75 Slayer 66 , Combat level 60 , completion of Bone Voyage and Elemental Workshop I[n 3] Spitting, taloned and long-tailed wyvern (Slayer 66 ), Ancient Wyvern (Slayer 82 ) 5
Gargoyles 120-185 200-250 Slayer 75 , Combat level 80 , completion of Priest in Peril Grotesque Guardians 6
Greater demons 120-185 200-250 Combat level 75 K'ril Tsutsaroth, Tstanon Karlak, Skotizo 7
Hellhounds 120-185 N/A Combat level 75 Cerberus, Skeleton Hellhound, Greater Skeleton Hellhound 8
Iron dragons 30-60 60-100 Combat level 80 , partial completion of Dragon Slayer I None 5
Kalphite 120-185 N/A Combat level 15 Kalphite worker, Kalphite soldier, Kalphite guardian, Kalphite Queen 9
Kurask 120-185 N/A Slayer 70 , Combat level 65 None 3
Lizardmen 90-120 N/A Unlocked the Reptile got ripped ability via spending 75 Slayer reward points, 5% Shayzien favour (unless killing them outside the Lizardman Canyon) Lizardman brute, Lizardman shaman[n 4] 8
Minions of Scabaras 30-60 130-170 Combat level 85 , partial completion of Contact! Scarabs, scarab swarms, locust riders, scarab mages 4
Mithril dragons 4-8 25-35 Unlocked the I hope you mith me ability via spending 80 Slayer reward points, partial completion of Barbarian Training None 5
Mutated Zygomites 10-25 N/A Slayer 57 , Combat level 60 , completion of Lost City Ancient Zygomite 2
Nechryael 110-170 200-250 Slayer 80 , Combat level 85 Greater Nechryael 7
Red dragons 30-80 N/A Combat level 68 , partial completion of Dragon Slayer I, unlocked the Seeing red ability via spending 50 Slayer reward points Baby red dragons, brutal red dragons 5
Rune dragons 3-6 30-60 Completion of Dragon Slayer II None 2
Skeletal Wyverns 5-15 50-70 Slayer 72 , Combat level 70 , completion of Elemental Workshop I None 5
Smoke devils 120-185 N/A Slayer 93 , Combat level 85 Thermonuclear smoke devil 7
Spiritual creatures 120-185 181-250 Slayer 63 , Combat level 60 , completion of Death Plateau, level 60 in Strength or Agility Spiritual ranger (Slayer 63 ), warrior (Slayer 68 ), mage (Slayer 83 ) 6
Steel dragons 30-60 40-60 Combat level 85 , partial completion of Dragon Slayer I None 5
Suqah 120-185 186-250 Combat level 85 , partial completion of Lunar Diplomacy None 8
Trolls 120-185 N/A Combat level 60 Mountain troll, ice troll, Troll general 6
Turoth 120-185 N/A Slayer 55 , Combat level 60 None 3
TzHaar 110-180 N/A Unlocked the Hot stuff ability via spending 100 Slayer reward points TzTok-Jad[n 5], TzKal-Zuk[n 6] 10
Vampyres 110-170 200-250 Unlocked the Actual Vampyre Slayer ability via spending 80 Slayer reward points Feral Vampyre, Vampyre Juvinate, Vyrewatch, Vyrewatch Sentinel 6
Wyrms 80-145 N/A Slayer 62 None 7
Total task weight 262
  1. ^
  2. ^ The odds of getting a specific task from the boss category is much smaller than getting a normal task, since there are two rolls for that task: one roll for the boss task, and one roll for the specific task within the boss category.
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  4. ^ 100% Shayzien favour is required to kill lizardman shamans.
  5. ^ Players may be given a chance to slay TzTok-Jad, giving 25,000 bonus Slayer experience as well as any experience gained throughout the cave.
  6. ^ Players may be given a chance to slay TzKal-Zuk, provided they have already killed it once before, giving 100,000 bonus Slayer experience as well as any experience gained throughout the Inferno.

Increased task numbers[edit | edit source]

Unlocking abilities to increase your task numbers for certain Slayer monsters can be done by spending Slayer reward points from any Slayer master.

History[edit | edit source]

Nieve's family[edit | edit source]

Nieve has many cousins, all of whom operate slayer task only areas, like her. Steve resides in the Asgarnia Ice Dungeon and controls the upper level in the Skeletal Wyvern area. Slieve and Eve operate out of the Taverley Dungeon, controlling the Black and Blue dragon areas, respectively. Captain Cleive controls access to the Lizardman shaman slayer caves. Lieve McCracken oversees Kraken Cove. Hieve runs a separate metal dragon area in the Brimhaven Dungeon, and is the older brother of Pieve and Steve. Weve guards the Wyvern Cave for on-task wyverns and ammonite crabs on fossil island. Lastly, Nieve's uncle Breive maintains the Smoke Devil Dungeon.

After Monkey Madness II, Steve moves to the Gnome Stronghold and takes over Nieve's role, and Pieve takes over Steve's role in the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon.

Monkey Madness II[edit | edit source]

In Monkey Madness II, she is recruited by the player to stop Glough and his experiments from wreaking havoc after his airship crashed north of the Tree Gnome Stronghold. Nieve helps the player against the tortured gorillas invading the Stronghold.

Nieve is killed by a collapsing boulder.

After the 10th Squad secures the Stronghold, she, along with the player, pursues Glough in the Crash Site Cavern, where she assists the player in defeating Glough's tortured and demonic gorillas. After Glough drinks the serum to mutate himself, Nieve charges at him, despite the player's warnings. The mutated Glough easily bats Nieve aside before stomping the ground, causing a boulder to fall and kill her. The player ultimately avenges Nieve's death.

Nieve's gravestone found at the exit that leads to the crash site.

After the quest, her gravestone can be found between the small swamp and the Grand Tree's north-western entrance, next to the exit that leads to the Crash Site Cavern. Her gravestone also functions as the player's kill count for tortured and demonic gorillas. Her younger cousin, Steve, replaces her as the Slayer Master, and Pieve replaces her brother at the Asgarnian Ice Dungeon.

Afterlife[edit | edit source]

Following her death, Nieve was sent to the afterlife, where she met and got along with Yanes. Even in the afterlife, Nieve is kept occupied and was unable to attend Eve's party, but kept telling him about the adventurer, whom Yanes met in the party. The adventurer misses her, stating that it isn't the same with Steve around.

At some point, Icthlarin recruited her to fight off servants of The Devourer in the land of souls.[1]

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Nieve is the solution to the medium anagram clue: I EVEN. The answer to her challenge is 2.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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Click here for a transcript of possible conversations with this NPC.
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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
24 March 2016

It is now possible to unlock the possibility of receiving a Lizardmen slayer task from Duradel, Nieve and Chaeldar. Unlocking this task costs 75 slayer points.

18 February 2016
(update | poll)

Slayer masters now give information about your current task if you prematurely request a new one.

24 September 2015
(update | poll)

Spiritual rangers, mages and warrior are now grouped into a single slayer task of spiritual creatures.

17 September 2015

Rebalanced Duradel & Nieve's slayer assignment lists.

10 September 2015
  • Nieve can now assign between 10 and 20 black dragons.
  • Nieve can now assign dark beasts.
20 August 2015

Nieve and Duradel may assign a boss in place of a regular assignment after unlocking the Like a boss ability for 200 slayer points.

6 August 2015

Nieve and Duradel will be able to assign TzHaar as a task.

5 March 2015
(update | poll)

You now receive the same number of slayer points from Nieve as Duradel if you have completed the Elite Western Provinces Diary.

6 January 2014
(update | poll)

Nieve can now be contacted with the NPC Contact spell.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to an update on 17 September 2015, Nieve did not wield an Elysian spirit shield. In addition, her old examine text was shared with other Slayer masters, which was "She looks dangerous!"
  • Originally, Nieve wore an onyx amulet. This was likely an oversight by the developers as it was later changed to an amulet of fury.
  • "Nieve" is an archaic Scottish term for a clenched fist. It also means "snow" in Spanish. "Nieve" is also an archaic alternative spelling of "nief" or "neaf," meaning "a serf or bondsman born into servitude."[2]
  • Nieve seems to be very skilled; she wears some of the most powerful equipment available to players and guards the Stronghold Slayer Cave. Furthermore, she is able to telepathically communicate with players inside the cave, preventing them from attacking monsters outside of their slayer assignments. This suggests that she has a scrying pool, knowledge of Lunar Magicks, or some sort of way to watch the entire dungeon. Most of the monsters in the cave are also not found around the local area, suggesting that she may have captured them herself.
  • After completing all of the elite tasks in the Western Provinces Diary, the difference between Nieve and Duradel is that she assigns brine rats, turoths, and Scabarites and doesn't assign waterfiends.
  • After recruiting her during Monkey Madness II, Nieve is shown to have a combat level of 126.
  • During the 2020 Halloween event, a ghostly warrior named Yanes tells players about Nieve in the afterlife if the player has finished Monkey Madness II. He claims Nieve "talks about you a lot." The player explains that they miss Nieve and asks Yanes to let her know that the player has avenged her death.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Death. Postbag 24: "Concerning the treatment of cats in West Ardougne.". 3. Old School RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge. Jagex. "It seems your friend has been doing valuable work in the land of souls. The servants of The Devourer cower in her presence! I imagine that's a great weight off my colleague's shoulders."
  2. ^