Recruitment Drive

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Recruitment Drive (#83)
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Released 27 June 2005 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest series Temple Knight
Official difficulty Novice
Lead developer(s) James B

Recruitment Drive is the first quest in the Temple Knight series. It marks the first appearance of Sir Tiffy Cashien, who recruits you for the Temple Knights. However, the recruitment process involves several puzzles to test your wits.

Details[edit | edit source]

Start pointQuest point icon.png Talk to Sir Amik Varze in the White Knights' Castle in Falador.
Official difficultyNovice
DescriptionThe Temple Knights of Saradomin, a secret organisation founded many centuries ago by Saradomin himself, are currently looking to expand their ranks with some new blood. After the successful thwarting of the Black Knights' plans to take over Asgarnia, and with the personal recommendation of Sir Amik, you have now been offered the chance to apply for membership in this organisation... but are you up to the challenge?
Official lengthShort
Items required
Enemies to defeat Sir Leye (level 20)
Ironman concerns

Hardcore ironman chat badge.png You will lose your Hardcore ironman status if you die to Sir Leye.
Hardcore ironman chat badge.png You will lose your Hardcore ironman status if you die to Sir Kuam Ferentse.

Ultimate ironman chat badge.png This quest requires an empty inventory and no items worn.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Starting out[edit | edit source]

The start point of the quest.
The Make-over mage's house, location just west of Falador.

To start the quest, speak to Sir Amik Varze who is located on the 2nd floor[UK]3rd floor[US] of the western part of the White Knights' Castle. He will tell you to talk to Sir Tiffy Cashien in Falador Park to be tested. In order to be able to be tested, you need to have an empty inventory and no items equipped. At this point, it is safe to change your gender to female but you will not be refunded unless you speak to Sir Amik first.

Now, head to Falador Park, and talk to Sir Tiffy Cashien. He will tell you that you must go through a mental test. You need to be female for one of the tests so visit the Make-over Mage before starting if you aren't already. You must start the quest as male to receive the make-over voucher. If you switch to female before you talk to Sir Amik Varze, you will not receive a voucher or a refund.

Testing[edit | edit source]

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Sir Tiffy Cashien will take you to the testing grounds. There are seven different testing rooms. In each room, there is a yellow portal at the beginning of the room (takes you back to Falador) and a yellow portal at the end of the room, which you may use to travel to the next room after you pass the test. You need to complete five in a row. Which five you'll get, as well as the order that they are in, is completely random. However, you will always be required to defeat Sir Leye in one of the five tests. If you fail a test, you have no choice but to return to Falador and start over.

Sir Kuam Ferentse[edit | edit source]

He tells you that you must defeat Sir Leye, who is level 20. Sir Leye has been blessed by Saradomin so that no man may defeat him. So, unless you have a female character, you will not be able to hit the final blow on him. You must defeat him without wearing any armour, weapon, food or potions to pass the test. If you die, you may return and finish the quest after one final trial. Note: Skillers can trap Leye in the corners of the room and flinch him by waiting for his HP bar to go away and then hitting and running. Skillers may find this part impractical because Sir Leye is very difficult to get into the corner positions and he will take damage very slowly, to the point where he may heal faster than the damage being done. One of the corners where flinching is possible is on the south-west corner. Sir Leye should be on the south tile with you on the west tile. Wait until his HP bar disappears, then attack and move back to the west tile. Setting this up is tricky and requires patience.

Sir Spishyus[edit | edit source]

Right next to him, you'll see a 5 kg chicken, a 5 kg bag of grain, and a 5 kg fox. You must get all three of them across a bridge that only supports five kilograms at a time. The tricky part is that if you leave the fox and chicken alone, the fox will eat the chicken. The chicken will also eat the bag of grain if the two of them are left alone.

Crossing the bridge.

Option 1

  • Take the chicken to the other side, since the fox and grain are the only pair that actually get along.
  • Drop the chicken, then come back and grab the grain.
  • Take it to the other side then grab the chicken and drop the grain. Then take the chicken back to the start.
  • Grab the fox, drop the chicken, and take the fox across the bridge.
  • Drop the fox, then go back to the beginning for the chicken, take it across and drop the chicken.

Option 2

  • Take the chicken to the other side, since the fox and grain are the only pair that actually get along.
  • Drop the chicken, then come back and grab the fox.
  • Take it to the other side then grab the chicken and drop the fox. Then take the chicken back to the start.
  • Grab the grain, drop the chicken, and take the grain across the bridge.
  • Drop the grain, then go back to the beginning for the chicken and take it across.

Once you complete the puzzle, the door now unlocks and you can proceed to the next puzzle via the portal.

Lady Table[edit | edit source]

The bronze, silver, and gold statues used in the memory test.

Important: Make a screenshot of the statues as you enter the room (or remember the statues if you have a good memory). You only have a few seconds after you enter the room! If you talk to Lady Table before the room changes, the room won't change until you exit the chat dialog, so you can use this time to study the room layout.

Lady Table will test your memory. She will have 11 statues of a knight in front of her. There are supposed to be 12, but one has been taken away. You will have a few seconds to look at the statues, then the missing one will be returned. You must then touch the one that was missing.

The trick to passing this one is to analyse the types of statues. There should be four statues of each colour: bronze, silver, and gold. First, see which colour only has three statues. After you figure out the colour, figure out the weapon. There are four weapons: sword, halberd, greataxe, and mace. Figure out which weapon is missing. After you have figured it out, touch the statue.

Miss Cheevers[edit | edit source]

There are many bookcases and crates with items. Search everything (including the chest) and take everything. There are two doors that you must get through. The first door is missing a handle, while the second one is locked.

For the first door[edit | edit source]
Using the vial of liquid on the new handle.
  • Take the metal spade, and use it on the Bunsen burner to remove the wood.
  • Use the metal spade (without handle) on the stone door.
  • Use the Cupric Sulfate (not to be confused with the other orange cupric powder!) on the door with the metal spade in it
  • Use a vial of liquid on the door.
  • The metal spade will expand and be jammed in the hole, and you can now open the door.
For the second door[edit | edit source]
  • Use a vial of liquid on the tin (which looks like a cake tin);
  • Use gypsum on the tin. Do not use the liquids on each other.
  • Use the tin with the lumpy white liquid inside of it on the key (on the ground south of the portal you came from) to get an imprint of the key.
  • Use tin ore powder on the tin.
  • Use cupric ore powder on the tin.
  • Use the tin on the Bunsen burner to make a duplicate bronze key.
  • Use a knife, chisel or bronze wire on the tin to obtain the bronze key; you can now use the bronze key on the door to open it.

Sir Ren Itchood[edit | edit source]

When you talk to Sir Ren Itchood, he will speak in riddles, the answer to which is a four letter word, made up of the first letter of each line of his riddle. Use the answer to unlock the combination lock on the next door. The possible solutions are: BITE, FISH, LAST, MEAT, RAIN or TIME.

Ms. Hynn Terprett[edit | edit source]

She will give you a multiple choice riddle. There are many to choose from - they are as follows:

  • Riddle: If you were sentenced to death, what would you rather choose - being drowned in a lake of acid, burned on a fire, thrown to a pack of wolves that have not been fed in over a month or thrown from the walls of a castle, many hundreds of feet high.
    • Answer: Being fed to the wolves - wolves cannot survive for 30 days without food, thus they would all be dead.
  • Riddle: I have both a husband and daughter. My husband is four times older than my daughter. In twenty years time, he will be twice as old as my daughter. How old is my daughter now?
    • Answer: Her daughter is 10 years old because and .
  • Riddle: I dropped four identical stones, into four identical buckets, each containing an identical amount of water. The first bucket was at 32 degrees Fahrenheit, the second was at 33 degrees, the third was at 34 and the fourth was at 35 degrees. Which bucket's stone dropped to the bottom of the bucket last?
    • Answer: The first bucket (Bucket A). At 32 Fahrenheit (0 Celcius) the bucket of water is frozen, so the stone never reaches the bottom
  • Riddle: Counting the creatures and humans in RuneScape, you get about a million inhabitants. If you multiply the fingers on everything's left hand by zero, how many would you get?
    • Answer: Zero. You are multiplying by zero, which yields zero.
  • Riddle: Which of the following is true? The number of false statements here is one. The number of false statements here is two. The number of false statements here is three. The number of false statements here is four. How many false statements are there?
    • Answer: Logic dictates that the number of false statements must be three. There are four possible answers, so for one of them to be true, all others must be false.
  • Riddle: What would be the number you would get if you multiply the number of fingers on everythings left hand to the nearest million
    • Answer: Zero. If even one creature has no fingers on their left hand, you are multiplying by zero, which yields zero.

Sir Tinley[edit | edit source]

Talk to Sir Tinley, click on "continue". Stand still for a few moments, do not click on anything after clicking continue, or you will fail this task.

Finishing up[edit | edit source]

After completing all five tests subsequently, you will automatically be teleported back into Falador Park where Sir Tiffy Cashien will congratulate you on a job well done.

Congratulations! Quest complete!

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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  • 1 Quest points Quest point
  • Prayer 1,000.5 Prayer experience
  • Agility 1,000.5 Agility experience
  • Herblore 1,000.5 Herblore experience
  • Access to initiate armour. You will be given a sallet for free, and you can buy subsequent sallets from Sir Tiffy Cashien for 6,000 coins, the cuisse for 8,000 coins, the hauberk for 10,000 coins, or the full set for 20,000 coins. It is aesthetically similar to white armour, with a gold trim.
  • The Gaze of Saradomin - When you die, you will have the option of returning to Falador instead of Lumbridge. Talk to Sir Tiffy Cashien to change your spawn point at any time.
  • If you were a male at the start of the quest, you'll be given your 3,000 coins back, as well as a free Makeover voucher to change back.

Required for completing[edit | edit source]

Completion of Recruitment Drive is required for the following:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Recruitment Drive is one of five quests not to play the standard quest completion music. While Mountain Daughter plays Asleif's singing, Sins of the Father plays a melancholy tune, and Monkey Madness II plays monkey chattering, Regicide and Recruitment Drive play nothing.
  • When asking Sir Tiffy Cashien about "Testing...?" near the beginning of the quest, the player mentions fetching common items and delivering them across the country, a reference to the quest One Small Favour.
  • All of the knights' names are puns:
    • Sir Tiffy Cashien - Certification
    • Sir Kuam Ferentse - Circumference
    • Sir Leye - Surly
    • Sir Spishyus - Suspicious
    • Miss Hinn Terprett - Misinterpret
    • Sir Tinley - Certainly
    • Sir Ren Itchood - Serenitude
    • Lady Table - Lay the Table
    • Miss Cheevers - Mischievous
    • Sir Vey - Survey
    • Sir Amik Varze - Ceramic Vase
    • Sir Vyvin - Surviving
    • Sir Renitee - Serenity
    • King Vallance was presumably once Sir Vallance - Surveillance
    • Sir Rebral - Cerebral