Pirate's Treasure

From Old School RuneScape Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Pirate's Treasure (#16)
Pirate's Treasure.png
Released 11 June 2001 (Update)
Members No
Quest series None
Official difficulty Novice
Lead developer(s) Paul Gower

Pirate's Treasure is a quest in which you help the pirate Redbeard Frank obtain some Karamjan rum in return for the location of the treasure of One-Eyed Hector, his old captain.

Details[edit | edit source]

Start pointQuest point icon.png The northernmost dock at Port Sarim, just south of the pub.
Official difficultyNovice
DescriptionRedbeard Frank knows the location of pirate treasure, but he'll only part with the knowledge for a bottle of Karamjan rum.
Official lengthVery Short
Requirements Able to defeat or run away from a Combat level 4 gardener.
Items required
Enemies to defeat Gardener (level 4, optional)

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Captain Redbeard[edit | edit source]

Items needed: 30 coins.

Talk to Redbeard Frank (located in front the northernmost dock in Port Sarim). He wants you to get some Karamjan rum before he'll tell you the location of the treasure. If you have already completed the quest Rum Deal, your character will ask Redbeard Frank if Braindead Rum will work.

Walk south on the docks to see three sailors (NOT the Monks of Entrana). Talk to any one of these sailors to board the ship to Karamja for 30 coins (or, using a Ring of Charos (a), persuade them to let you sail for free). Disembark the ship once you arrive, and start heading west to the pub.

The island of Karamja[edit | edit source]

Items needed: 10 bananas and 30 coins.

Once at Karamja Wines, Spirits, and Beers, trade with Zambo the bartender. Buy one Karamjan rum for 30 coins.

Note: Do not leave the island with the rum in your inventory. If you do, the officers will take your rum away, as Asgarnia has banned the import of intoxicating spirits. If you try to teleport off the island, the bottle will break. The bottle will also break if you accept a random event where you are temporarily teleported to the event location to perform the task.

Walk to the hut east of the banana plantation and speak to Luthas. Ask for a job, and he will hire you as his worker. If you mention the customs officer, he says that his crates are not searched. Agree to help him. Enter the banana plantation beside his house and pick 10 bananas from the trees. Note: Picking 5 bananas is an easy Karamja Diary task.

Use your rum on the crate east of the hut to hide it. If you get a message saying "Why would I want to do that?" try asking for employment. Next, fill the crate with bananas. You can use the "Fill-Crate" option to expedite this process. Once the crate is full, talk to Luthas. He will pay you 30 coins. Ask him where the crate goes, and he will tell you they go to Wydin, who owns the food store in Port Sarim. You can use Luthas' payment to pay your fare back to Port Sarim (or, once you've been searched, you can use a Ring of Charos (a) to persuade the customs officer to let you ride for free). Travel back to Port Sarim.

Back at Port Sarim[edit | edit source]

Items needed: White apron
Items recommended: a teleport to Varrock and Falador.

Once you are in Port Sarim, make a quick stop at the fishing shop just to the west. Hanging on the back wall is a white apron. Take it and wear it (the white apron in the back of Wydin's store is inaccessible at this point).

Talk to Wydin at his food store directly south of the fishing shop, and ask him for a job. He will agree if you're wearing your white apron. Enter the back room and search the crate with a banana on top of it. You will find the rum. Do not teleport with it in your inventory. Head back to Redbeard Frank and give him the drink.

Frank will give you a key to the chest found upstairs in Varrock's Blue Moon Inn. Travel or teleport to Varrock, and head to the Blue Moon Inn (it's the pub located just north of the city's southern gate). Go upstairs and find the chest in the room at the end of the hall. Use the key on the chest to find a pirate message. It will give you a clue to the treasure's location. Be sure to read the clue. Now, travel or teleport to Falador, the city of the White Knights.

Buried treasure[edit | edit source]

Items needed: Spade, pirate message
Items recommended: A weapon.
Location of the buried treasure.

Once in Falador, grab a spade from the estate agency just south-west of the park. With the spade in your inventory, head to the park. Find the statue of Saradomin in the middle of the park, and notice where it's pointing. Note the configuration of the dirt, which vaguely makes an X. Stand in the middle of the dirt "X" and dig.

An angry level-4 gardener will appear and attack you. Kill him, or run out of the park, and dig again in the same spot to get a casket and complete the quest.

Congratulations, Quest Complete!

Reward[edit | edit source]

Pirate's Treasure reward scroll.png

Required for completing[edit | edit source]

Completion of Pirate's Treasure is required for the following:

Transcript[edit | edit source]

This article on a quest has an associated dialogue page.
Click here for a transcript of possible conversations encountered throughout the quest.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When using the Casket received as a reward for completing the quest on Redbeard Frank, the player's character offers to share the treasure with him, but he refuses and insists that the player should keep all of it for their own as they have earned it.
  • When the quest was first released, the Karamja rum was tradeable and the bottles would not break if players tried to teleport. Some players simply bought a whole load of rum and sold it to players doing the quest, allowing them to skip a large part of it. When this was posted on fan forums, a Jagex developer saw it and the problem was soon corrected.
  • If you have completed Rum Deal prior to starting this quest, you will ask Redbeard Frank if Braindeath 'Rum' will do instead instead of Karamjan rum, in which case Redbeard refuses immediately, calling it 'swill'.
  • If you give Redbeard Frank some Karamja rum with sliced banana in it, he will take it at first, but will give it back when talked to again, stating that he doesn't like bananas in his rum.
  • If you give Redbeard Frank some Karamja rum with a banana stuffed in in, he will take it at first, but will give it back, saying "Arr - this here rum's got a banana stuck in it!".
  • As the completed quest journal text indicates, it was at one time necessary to complete the quest in order to travel between Port Sarim and Musa Point, as well as to continue to work for Luthas.