|Released||7 January 2016 (Update)|
|Music||Down by the Docks|
Port Piscarilius is one of the five cities in the Kingdom of Great Kourend. Led by Lady Shauna Piscarilius of the Piscarilius House, the city is a port primarily inhabited by fishermen who rely on the fishing industry for their source of income, in addition to overseas trade. All visitors from the mainland often come through here or Land's End.
The port is known for its high crime rate, with newcomers to the kingdom warning other new arrivals of the thieves that run rampant in Port Piscarilius. This is due to the political corruption within the Piscarilius authorities, allowing thieves and smugglers such as Captain Khaled to steal artefacts from houses in the residential district through bribery, and shipping the stolen goods overseas. It can be accessed by travelling by boat by talking to Veos in Port Sarim.
Transportation[edit | edit source]
There are several methods to quickly reach Port Piscarilius:
- Veos or Cabin Boy Herbert - ship from Port Sarim or Land's End, then run west and north.
- Kharedst's memoirs or Book of the dead - The Fisher's Flute teleport (requires completion of The Queen of Thieves).
- Lovakengj Minecart Network - Travel to the Port Piscarilius station (50 coins per ride, or 100,000 one-time fee).
- Kourend Castle Teleport - Run east past Kingstown, then north along the coast.
Gaining favour[edit | edit source]
Earning Piscarilius favour can be done by assisting with repairing the fishing cranes, taking fish to the market, hunting grubs on the beach and stealing artefacts from houses.
Players are recommended to use their Kourend favour certificate obtained from completing Client of Kourend on Piscarilius favour, as the activities prior to obtaining 20% favour are far more tedious compared to other cities.
Repairing fishing cranes
There are five fishing cranes found throughout Port Piscarilius that consistently break, and must be repaired: three are found outside the foodhall (two west and one south) and two on the dock with Leenz's General Supplies.
In order to repair fishing cranes, players must be at least level 30 Crafting and will receive three times their Crafting level in Crafting experience after each crane is repaired.
Players will need a hammer, some nails (preferably mithril), and three planks to repair each fishing crane. Each crane fixed is rewarded with 0.5% favour. Leenz's General Supplies sells iron nails if players need them.
It takes three planks and up to 100 nails (depending on the type you used) to repair one crane. Obtaining 20% favour requires 120 planks and approximately ~1000 steel or ~600 mithril nails. Players with high construction levels may simply use bronze nails and use no more than 40 per crane; at 99 construction repairing a crane takes about 15 bronze nails on average.
The more people that are working, the faster the crane gets repaired, so it is recommended to repair cranes with other people, likely found in busier worlds. If you cannot find other players, repair the same crane that the dock worker is repairing.
It's recommended to stay at the two cranes by the general store. The cranes break very quickly, often making hopping unnecessary; however, players may hop worlds looking specifically for broken cranes. The unofficial world for this activity is 303.
If keeping to the two cranes at the general stores, noted planks can be sold to the general store for 0 coins and bought back for 1 coin, saving bank trips. Keep the majority in your inventory as small amounts disappear from the store or can be bought by other players. This does not work for ironmen due to the store becoming overstocked.
You get crafting experience per repaired crane depending on your crafting level.
Note for Ultimate Ironmen: The easiest way to gather planks is to use the Lovakengj Minecart Network to travel to the Woodcutting Guild, cut regular trees, turn them into planks at the sawmill, and take the minecart back to the Piscarilius area. If the Minecart Network isn't unlocked, an alternative is to walk from the Woodcutting Guild to Veos and use him to travel to Port Piscarilius.
Taking fresh fish to Frankie
Once players reach 15% favour, players with level 15 Fishing can assist Frankie in delivering fresh fish to the cooling chest inside his store for favour. Fresh fish degrades into nothing after a minute or so, so players must be fast.
It is recommended to collect fresh fish from the three barrels directly west of Frankie. Players can pick up around 20 fresh fish before they start disappearing (but you can do 25 if you are good at it). Players gain an average of 0.4% favour per delivery, and are granted some Fishing experience as well.
The Queen of Thieves
Once players reach 20% favour, they can start the The Queen of Thieves quest. This quest requires completion of Client of Kourend and level 20 Thieving. Completion of the quest will grant a Piscarilius favour certificate worth 10% favour.
This is the fastest method of gaining favour; After players reach 30% favour, players with level 15 in Hunter can hunt for sandworms (10 Hunter xp per find) in the area north of Tynan's Fishing Supplies. Doing so requires a spade and at least five buckets. Each bucket of sandworms delivered to Tynan rewards around 0.36% favour. The shop also has a large stock of buckets. It is recommended to bring coins, as Tynan takes the entire bucket instead of emptying them. A bank is also nearby to the west.
The chance of obtaining sandworms is between 65% and 75% depending on the player's Hunter level.
In order to dig up the worms faster, a technique can be used to save 1-2 game ticks per action. Click *walk here* on the square that the sandworms are showing, and then quickly click on the spade item in your inventory. Once the animation begins, the player can begin running to the next location. If the worms are clicked on directly, the player will run adjacent to the worms, then WALK on top of them, and then begin digging, which is quite a bit slower.
Stealing artefacts from houses
Once players reach 75% favour, players with level 49 in Thieving can talk to Captain Khaled in the huge building south-east of the bank to get an assignment. Players will need a lockpick to pick the lock on the drawers, and they will have to avoid being caught by the patrolmen. A successful heist awards a few hundred coins, and 2% Piscarilius favour. In addition you earn 750 Thieving xp for successfully picking the lock and retrieving the artefact and additional Thieving xp equal to 40 times your thieving level for safely delivering the artefact to Captain Khaled. Note, if you logout or teleport after acquiring the artefact but before you safely deliver it you will report to Khaled that you lost the item and will have to get another task.
General tips and additional information
- Earning 100% favour will take players several hours of doing cranes, fresh fish, or less than an hour of digging for sandworms.
- Players can bring noted planks and money to sell and buy back an inventory's worth of planks using the general store.
- Always use the west-to-east method when collecting fresh fish, and leaving 20 inventory slots open will help you remember when to deliver your fish.
- After the buff was applied to the rate of obtaining sandworms, it is recommended to dig sandworms from 30% to 100% favour. Collecting a full inventory of sandworms takes a couple of minutes and nets you around 10.4% favour (26 buckets), so it's quite a bit faster than the other methods.
Piscarilius benefits[edit | edit source]
- At 20% favour, players can access Kenelme's Wares.
- At 30% favour, Frankie's Fishing Emporium will start stocking some of its inventory.
- At 75% favour, players can help Captain Khaled steal artefacts from the residential district in Port Piscarilius. Training Thieving in this manner grants moderate experience per hour.
- At 100% favour, players can catch anglerfish with a fishing rod and sandworms as bait. Level 82 Fishing is required to catch them.
Stealing artefacts[edit | edit source]
Features[edit | edit source]
Tynan's Fishing Supplies[edit | edit source]
Tynan sells basic fishing supplies, including sandworms, which are required for catching anglerfish. This is the only way to buy sandworms other than from the Grand Exchange or other players. The higher one's favour is, the lower the prices of items are.
Leenz's General Supplies[edit | edit source]
Frankie's Fishing Emporium[edit | edit source]
Personalities[edit | edit source]
- Captain Janaway
- Captain Khaled
- Dock worker
- Port Official
- Port worker
- Ross and Ben
Concept art[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Piscarilius is named after Pisces, the Latin plural for fish, and changing syllables from the name Piscatoris.
- Upon release, speaking to various NPCs within Port Piscarilius will reveal that the Port Piscarilius is governed by a Lord Piscarilius. However, with the release of the Wintertodt, speaking to Ish the Navigator revealed that he was there on Lady Piscarilius' orders. When asked about this inconsistency, Mod Ash stated "Having two people share the governance seems like a good idea to me if they also need to make long trade voyages." With an update on 15 June 2017, all references to Lord Piscarilius were replaced with Lady Piscarilius.
References[edit | edit source]
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 3 November 2016. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2022.) Mod Ash: "Previously it ramped 16% - 27% depending on Hunter level. It now ramps 58% - 70%."
- Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 9 September 2016. (Archived from the original on 30 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "Having two people share the governance seems like a good idea to me if they also need to make long trade voyages."