Architectural Alliance is the first miniquest exclusive to Old School RuneScape, which was introduced in the March 3, 2016 update. It features Great Kourend, a city in Zeah that is divided between five houses: Hosidius, Shayzien, Arceuus, Lovakengj, and Piscarilius. The statue of King Rada I, which stood in the city's centre, was destroyed by a devastating storm. The player must unite the Houses of Great Kourend to rebuild the statue of their King.
|Start point||Speak to Hosa in the centre of Great Kourend.|
|Length||Very Long - Will take more than 2 hours + 16 hours of waiting if making Dynamite for Lovakengj favour|
|Items required||Various items required for gaining favour in each House.|
|Enemies to defeat||Lizardmen (optional)|
Before beginning the miniquest, it is highly recommended that players complete the Client of Kourend quest. Completing it will give players a head start by granting 20% favour in a House of the player's choosing. In addition, it will double the rate of gaining favour in any House.
A player must speak with Hosa by the statue of King Rada I in Great Kourend to start the miniquest. Hosa, the Hosidius architect, explains that he wishes to rebuild the statue of King Rada I in the centre of Great Kourend after it was heavily damaged in a storm. However, he is unable to receive the assistance of the other architects in their respective Houses, and requests that you do so for him.
In order to receive the assistance of a Great Kourend architect, players need to speak with them once they gain 100% favour in their respective House. Once players have spoken to an architect, they never lose the favour of the House in which they gained 100% favour. If a player achieves 100% favour with a house but forgets to speak with its architect and goes on to another house, their 100% favour is not locked in and it will decrease as favour in the next house increases. In order to complete the miniquest and rebuild the statue of King Rada, players must gain 100% favour in all Houses.
Note: Hosa's current verbiage is not as clear as the other architects when you speak to him once attaining 100% favor; regardless, favor will still be "locked" after speaking to him at 100%. His location does not change.
The location of the architects are as follows:
It is highly recommended that players complete the Client of Kourend quest before continuing. Completing it will give players a head start by granting 20% favour in a House of the player's choosing, and will double the rate of gaining favour in any House.
The player can gain favour in a House in any order. However, once 100% favour is gained in one House, be sure to speak to the respective House's architect before gaining favour in another House. This allows players who have gained 100% favour in a House to gain favour in another House without losing favour in the others.
If you have not completed any Kourend quest, nor gained any favour yet, the following order can be used to gain 100% favour in all houses within around 7 hours. Note that this may not be the fastest or most efficient order, you can read the full guides for further information.
- Complete Client of Kourend. Distribute the rewarded 20% favour to Piscarilius.
- Complete The Queen of Thieves for another 10%.
- Hunt sandworms until you reach 100% in Piscarilius and lock it in.
- Heal wounded soldiers in the Shayzien infirmary until you have 5% favour in Shayzien.
- Kill lizardmen with a Dwarf Multicannon until you reach 100% in Shayzien
- Try to obtain a Xeric's Talisman by killing lizardmen if you haven't already.
- Assist library customers in the Arceuus library until you have 20% Arceuus Favour.
- Continue searching for books until you unlock the Kourend teleport if you haven't already.
- Find dark manuscripts for Horphis until you reach 100% in Arceuus.
- Mine volcanic sulphur until you reach 65% in Lovakengj.
- Talk to Miriam and deliver the five scrolls to the minecart operators to reach 100% in Lovakengj.
- Plough the fields in the Hosidius area until you reach 5%.
- Buy 850 saltpetre and compost. Combine 150 of them and talk to the Clerk to reach 20%.
- Complete The Depths of Despair for an additional 10% favour.
- Create another 700 sulphurous fertilizer and talk to the Clerk to reach 100% in Hosidius.
Earning the favour of the Arceuus can be done by assisting the Arceuus Elders with expanding their knowledge, seeking your own dark knowledge, mining rune essence blocks and using the Arceuus spellbook.
Earning the favour of the Piscarilius can be done by assisting the Piscarilius Elders with repairing the fishing nets, taking fish to the market, hunting grubs on the beach and stealing booty from houses.
Earning the favour of the Lovakengj house will allow players to collect new compounds used to make dynamite for blast mining. Blast mining will allow players to get ores at an accelerated rate.
Earning favour with the house will allow you access to a training ground found verging on the bloodlands, a desolate area that holds nothing but the mutated remnants of war. You will also be able to police the city to help keep order. Players with 5% Shayzien favour are able to fight lizardmen. Players will also be able to win tiers 1-5 Shayzien armour through the combat ring as the player earns more favour.
Earning the favour of the Hosidius can be done by helping with the production of farmed foods and preparing food for soldiers. Once you have earned the Favour of the Hosidius house you will gain access to both the city kitchens, which boasts a 5% reduced chance of burning when cooking using their ranges, access to a new Spirit tree patch and the ability to play the Tithe farm minigame, which focuses on gaining farming experience, full protection from disease for the allotment patch (herbs and flower patch are covered as well), and access to the Woodcutting Guild.
Once players have spoken to all the architects, speak to any of the architects at the statue in the centre of Great Kourend. A cutscene will ensue, with the architects building the statue by throwing rocks at it, and the statue in the castle's courtyard will be rebuilt.
Congratulations, miniquest complete! Players will now unlock the Xeric's Heart teleport on Xeric's talisman, which teleports players to the statue.
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|Great Kourend Houses|