Piscatoris Fishing Colony
|Piscatoris Fishing Colony|
|Released||2 May 2006 (Update)|
|Inhabitants||Humans, Sea trolls|
|Teleports||• Piscatoris teleport|
• Western banner 3/4
The Piscatoris Fishing Colony is located north of the hunter area north of the Eagles' Peak. It can be reached by talking to Kathy Corkat outside of the west fence of the Tree Gnome Stronghold. Kathy will take players up the river for 50 coins, or for free if they have a ring of charos (a). Alternatively, Piscatoris can be reached through fairy ring code AKQ provided the player has partial completion of Fairytale II - Cure a Queen. Swan Song must be partially completed in order to enter, though the area will be instanced until the quest is completed.
The colony once thrived on the monkfish industry but has recently come under attack from sea trolls. Players get a chance to help the town during Swan Song. After completing the quest, players may fish for monkfish from any of the fishing spots along the colony's northern coast. Players are also able to fish for tuna and swordfish at these same fishing spots using a harpoon, though this is rarely done as better spots with fewer quest requirements exist for fishing of this type.
The colony has long been a popular spot to train Fishing for higher-level players capable of completing the quest due to the experience rates of fishing for monkfish and the fishing spots' proximity to the colony bank. In addition, one of the hunting zones of RuneScape is located south of Piscatoris, sharing its name. Players who have completed Swan Song may find the bank here useful when training Hunter in the Piscatoris Hunter area.
The inhabitants[edit | edit source]
- Herman Caranos - An experienced fisherman who founded, and now runs, the colony.
- Kathy Corkat - A ferrywoman who transports players between the colony and Eagle's Peak.
- Franklin Caranos - A handyman and brother of the director who will pay players 20 gp for Iron sheets.
- Arnold Lydspor - A banker and storekeeper who is thought to have formerly been a barbarian.
- Devin Mendelberg - A native of Morytania who helps Caranos with repair work.
- George Laxmeister - A talkative citizen of the colony who will gossip about his neighbours.
- Ramara du Croissant - A former Ardougnian baker who found her passion for fishing, abandoned her stall, and came to live in Piscatoris.
Music unlocked[edit | edit source]
Quests[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Piscatoris Fishing Colony was previously the most north-western settlement on the Old School RuneScape map, until the release of Great Kourend on 7 January 2016.
- The word piscatoris comes from the Latin piscator, "fisherman". piscatoris is the genitive form, i.e. the fisherman's or of the fisherman. The colony's name is therefore literally The Fisherman's Fishing Colony.
- The Latin name for the Northern European species of monkfish is Lophius piscatorius. It is a species of anglerfish, and is commonly called an angler.