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Grim Tales (#126)
Grim Tales
Members only? Yes
Release date 4 June 2007 (Update)
Quest series None
Official difficulty Master
Developer Danny J
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Start point Quest Talk to Sylas in Taverley.
Official difficulty Master
Description "Once upon a time in a land far, far away..." Sylas, a collector of items both wondrous and unusual seeks out the latest additions to his trove with a somewhat unusual prize for the finder.

Terrors and towers await; fierce battles with giant beasts; striding boldy to rescue a dwarf in distress! Not a quest for the meek or faint-hearted, prepare yourself for a feast of fairytale fun with rewards a-plenty! The Brothers Grimm could never have foretold a tale such as this...

Length Medium
Items required


Enemies to defeat Glod (level 138)


Griffin’s feather Edit

Path to the Griffin

The path to Grimgnash, the griffin.

Items required: None

Rupert’s helmet Edit

Items required: None

  • Go to the stone tower south of the mind altar.
  • Climb over the crumbling wall (58 thieving).
  • Talk-into to the drain pipe twice. Chat 2-2.
  • Climb the beard and talk to Rupert the Beard. (59 agility)
  • Climb down and talk to Miazrqa behind the tower. Chat 2-4-4.

Miazrqa’s pendant Edit

Music sheet read

Music Sheet

Items required: leather gloves, 2 tarromin potions (unf)
  • Enter the basement of the Witch’s House in Taverley.
  • Equip leather gloves, open the gate, and search the music stand.
  • Play EFEDC on the right side then AEGA on the left side.
  • Search the piano.
  • Add the shrunk ogleroots to your unfinished potions (52 herblore).
  • Go to the ground floor and drink a shrinking potion by the mouse hole.

Note: if you need another shrunk ogleroot you must get one by killing Experiments No.2 in the witch’s basement.

  • Climb up the nails to the NE.
  • Climb up the nails to the SW.
  • Climb up the nails to the south.
  • Climb down the nails to the NE.
  • Climb up the nails to the NE.
  • Take the pendant.
  • Give the pendant to Miazrqa.
  • Optional: You can talk to Miazrqa and Rupert again to unlock extra humorous dialogue.

The beanstalk Edit

Items required: Combat equipment, any woodcutting axe, a seed dibber, and a watering can

  • Give Sylas the griffin feather and Rupert’s helmet.
  • Plant and water the beans in the plot SW of the Taverley tree patch (45 farming).
  • Climb up the beanstalk (59 agility).
  • Defeat Glod and pick up the golden goblin.
  • Talk to Sylas.
  • Use a shrinking potion on the beanstalk then chop it down (71 woodcutting).
  • Talk to Sylas.

Quest complete!


Grim Tales reward scroll


  • Fe Fi Fo Fum
  • Mouse Trap


  • This quest parodies and references several fairy tales:
    • Many parts of the quest, including the name, are references to the well-known fairy tale collection Grimm's Fairy Tales. A few tales from the collection that are referenced:
      • The Griffin (getting a feather from a griffin by telling it stories)
      • Rapunzel (climbing Rupert's beard)
      • Jack and the Beanstalk (climbing a magic beanstalk for a golden reward).
    • The Shrinking potion is a reference to Alice in Wonderland.
  • On the first day of release when you clicked to see the rewards you got the message "Spoilers are only given on the day of release in fairy tales."
  • After the player names the gnome in the story with Grimgnash, Grimgnash gets upset. He claims "You shouldn't name food! If Human had a carrot, would Human call it Jasper?" This is a reference to the British Comedian Jasper Carrot.
  • The silent 'q' in the princess' name is a reference to the book shop sketch by Monty Python.
  • When trying to pronounce the princess' name, your character says "...Marzipan?" - a reference to either a character in the online comic Homestar Runner or the sugar and almond confection that she's named after.
  • Glod, the quest's final boss, resembles The Hulk in many ways. Both are bare-chested, have discoloured skin, and have a similar face and hairstyle. Glod even yells "GLOD SMASH!", just like the Hulk.
  • Glod may possibly be named after characters in Norse mythology, Glut, who was a particularly evil giant, and Hod, the god who guarded the Bifrost Bridge, who is similar in build to Glod.
  • If you take the 'd' off the end of Rupert the Beard, you're left with Rupert The Bear, a once popular fictional character.
  • This quest has the highest skill level requirement of any other quest, with Woodcutting at level 71.
  • When a player is in the mouse hole, if he/she kills a mouse, the mouse's drops (bones, coins, and cheese) will be larger than normal. If the player pick them up, they will appear as "normal" in the player's inventory.
  • When the player asks about Sylas' rare items, he mentions his most prized possession a 'horn-less Unicorn'. This references the running joke that horses do not exist in Runescape and were once highly wanted by players.

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