Recipe for Disaster/Freeing King Awowogei

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Freeing King Awowogei (#100.7)
Recipe for Disaster - Freeing King Awowogei.png
Released 15 March 2006 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest series None
Official difficulty Special
Lead developer(s) James B (framework)


Start pointQuest point icon.png Inspect Awowogei.
Official difficultySpecial
DescriptionAwowogei needs his favourite food, but nobody seems to know what it is. Maybe you should go talk to him in his palace.
Official lengthLong
Items required
Enemies to defeat


Inspect Awowogei at the table to start the quest, then travel to Ape Atoll.

Recommended items throughout the stay at Ape Atoll: M'speak amulet, Karamjan monkey greegree (or other greegrees), antipoison and food.

The easiest way to get to Ape Atoll is to use fairy ring code clr, which leads to the middle of the agility course. If you have a ninja greegree, equip it and complete the agility course. Otherwise, attempt the rope swing as a human. You will fall and be put in jail. Then you can equip a different greegree, pick the lock and leave.

You can also get to Ape Atoll by going to the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of the Grand Tree and speaking to Daero.


Items needed: 3,000 coins or 3 monkey talismans.

Recommended: Combat equipment to kill a ninja monkey and a zombie monkey, Ranged or Magic equipment to kill a monkey guard, Prayer potion and food for combat and running through Ape Atoll dungeon. A stamina potion is highly recommended to massively reduce the amount of time spent running through the very long dungeon.

In order to make the three required greegrees, you must bring a monkey talisman and the respective bones to Zooknock (located at the end of the Ape Atoll Dungeon). Monkey talismans can be purchased from the rune salesman Tutab on ape atoll for 1,000 coins each, or obtained for free from the Monkey Child.

Once you land on Ape Atoll, head north with a greegree equipped (use the karamjan greegree if you do not have the others) and pass through the gate. Purchase three monkey talismans from the rune salesman. Next, kill a Monkey Guard and take its bones. Monkey Guards are located near the prayer altar on Ape Atoll. Make sure to use Ranged or Magic and safespot them, Melee can be used but Monkey Guards will heal themselves when they reaching low health so high damage is needed to combat this. A safespot location is in the north-east corner of the building behind the fire, or to the south behind the ladder.

Next you will need to kill a Monkey Archer. North of the bank icon on the mini-map are two ninja monkeys (monkey archers); either protect from range or safespot (by standing in the tall grass) to kill one. Make sure to grab the bones.

Zombie monkeys can be found in the Ape Atoll dungeon (entrance located on the south side of the island). This is the same cave that Zooknock can be found in. Be wary of traps and poisonous spiders.

Equip any greegree you have already, so that the monsters in the dungeon to Zooknook do not attack you. Negating the need for prayer potions.

Rubble will constantly fall on you throughout the cave dealing small amounts of damage. It is a good idea to bring antipoison potions and food. Kill a zombie monkey in the cave and collect its bones.

Speak with Zooknock at the end of the cave with all three bones and talismans. Confirm that you want to make another (he calls it a talisman) greegree and then use the bones and talisman on Zooknock (he will pause after the conversation before giving you the greegree). Repeat this three times with the different bones to get all three greegrees.

Awowogei's Palace

Buy monkey nuts and grab a normal banana if you have not already. Make sure you've equipped one of your greegrees and your m'speak amulet. Go to Awowogei's palace on Ape Atoll by talking to the Elder Guard to let you in.

Note: You must have started the quest by inspecting Awowogei at the table before the Elder Guard will let you through.

Talk to Awowogei about his favourite food; he will refuse to divulge it, but will mention three monkeys in the temple. The three monkeys are located in the temple north of Awowogei, in the north-west corner of the ground floor. Tell them that you're planning a surprise party for the king. They will tell you to stuff the corpse of a big snake with banana slices and monkey nut paste. If you have a banana and the monkey nuts with you, speak to them again, twice, one for banana and one for monkey nuts. They will tell you that these are not good enough for the king's sophisticated palate, and that you will need to replace the ingredients with the sacred red banana and the tchiki monkey nuts. The normal banana and monkey nuts are no longer needed after this point. Be sure to speak with all 3 monkeys or the red banana tree will not spawn.

Note: If you speak with the three monkeys with a red banana in your inventory, they will eat it and you will need to get another.

Note: If your cooking level is at or just above the requirement (or you are boosting) the failure rate for cooking the stuffed snake is quite high. It is useful to obtain multiple tchiki monkey nuts, red bananas and snake corpses to avoid having to re-gather the ingredients. This can only be achieved by drop picking (dropping an item, retrieving it from its original source and picking up the original), otherwise the player will receive a message deterring it.


Killing the big snakes in the pit on Crash Island.

Note: You cannot get the snake corpse beforehand. If you kill a snake before talking to Awowogei and then the three monkeys, you will get only bones. Leave Ape Atoll and return to Crash Island. Go east until you find a large hole in the ground, and enter the cave below.

You will find five level 84 Big Snakes. Since they hit hard and are poisonous, Protect from Melee is advised. Turn it on before entering the cave. Kill one and take the snake corpse. You might want to grab multiple corpses since you might accidentally burn the snake. Try to stay away from the walls as more snakes (which are scenery) will appear and attack you.

Red banana

Getting the banana.

Return to Ape Atoll and enter the city.

The red banana tree is located on the north-west coast of the island, just south-west of the gnome glider icon. To get the red banana, wield your gorilla greegree, as you'll need lots of strength. Then, go to the west coast and find the tree. Use your rope on it to get the banana. If you forgot rope, Ifaba at the general store sells some. Slice the banana to get sliced red banana. You might want to get more sliced red bananas, since you might accidentally burn the snake. Note: If you have a single red banana when you return to the three monkeys, they will eat one of them.

If no bananas are on the tree, go to the three wise monkeys again with a normal banana and go through the dialogue regarding it until it is finished.

Tchiki monkey nuts

Picking the tchiki nuts from the bush.

Players with access to fairy rings may use the code CLR to skip part of the Agility course.

Wield your ninja greegree, then go to the south part of town. The Agility course start-point is on the other side of a small river. You will need 48 Agility to access the course. Boosts will not work for this. Once over the bridge, head south-west near the cliff to enter the agility course. Continue on the course until right after the rope swing to reach the broken hut around a hole in the ground. Go down and pick some tchiki monkey nuts from the bush. Grind the tchiki nut into tchiki nut paste. You might want to create more tchiki nut paste, since you might accidentally burn the snake.

If there are no nuts on the bush, return to the three monkeys and use the standard monkey nuts on one of them and go through the dialogue regarding it until it is finished.

Pets cannot be brought onto the Agility course. If you have a pet following you, pick it up to use the course.

Note: Completing a lap of the course is a hard task in the Western Provinces achievement diary.

Cooking the snake

Cooking the snake.

After you have everything, slice the banana and grind the nuts, then stuff your snake with them to create a raw stuffed snake. Be careful not to eat them yourself.

Go back to Ape Atoll, equip a greegree (you will need your Zombie greegree soon, but cannot run with it equipped), and then go back to the temple. Go down the trapdoor protected by gorillas, then down one of the ramps. There is a crack in the wall between the two bamboo ramps. Go through it, and you will see a patch of hot coals. This is where you need to equip your zombie greegree, as the hot coals will prevent you from going to the other side. Go to the long rock on the floor, boost your Cooking level if needed, and then, cook the snake on it. It is possible to over-cook the stuffed snake. You will know if you successfully cook or burn the snake, as there will be an animation when you try to cook it.

Travel back to Lumbridge Castle, and make sure your m'speak amulet is equipped. Right click the stuffed snake, and use it on Awowogei If you eat the snake, you'll have to get another one.

Congratulations! Subquest complete!


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Required for completing[edit | edit source]

Completion of the Freeing King Awowogei subquest is required for the following:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The three wise monkeys - Mizaru, Kikazaru, and Iwazaru - are a reference to the Japanese pictorial maxim Sanzaru, embodying the proverbial principle "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil".