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Merlin's Crystal (#21)
Merlin's Crystal Quest Image
Members only? Yes
Release date 27 February 2002 (Update)
Quest series Camelot
Official difficulty Intermediate
Developer Paul Gower
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Details Edit

Start point Quest Talk to King Arthur in Camelot.
Official difficulty Intermediate
Description The wizard Merlin has been trapped in a magical crystal by the witch Morgan Le Faye. So far, King Arthur hasn't been able to figure out how to free his mentor from his crystal prison. Can you help?
Length Medium-Long (Under 15 minutes with teleports)
Requirements Level 20 Attack to wield Excalibur

Must be able to defeat a level 39 enemy.

Items required


Enemies to defeat Sir Mordred (Level 39)

Walkthrough Edit

Getting started Edit

  • Talk to King Arthur about joining the round table. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to Sir Gawain in the room to the south east. (Chat 2)
  • Talk to Sir Lancelot upstairs about the stronghold. (Chat 3)
  • Go to Catherby and hide in the crate north of the candle-maker.

Inside the keep Edit

  • Climb to the top floor.
  • Attack Sir Mordred.
  • Spare his life to discover how to save Merlin. (Chat 1-2)
  • Exit the keep and kill a bat if you don't already have bat bones.

Black candle Edit

  • Talk to the candle-maker in Catherby about black candles. (Chat 1)
  • If you already have a bucket of wax, simply talk to him again
  • Otherwise, go to the house just north of Catherby bank for the insect repellent.
  • Head west and use the insect repellent on a bee hive, then use a bucket to get the wax.
  • Return to the candle maker for a black candle.

Excalibur Edit

  • Talk to The Lady of the Lake south-east of Taverley on the peninsula. (Chat 3)
  • Get a loaf of bread.
  • Go to Port Sarim
  • Enter the jewellery store to the north.
  • Give the beggar your bread. (Chat 1)

Ritual Edit

  • Go to the Zamorakian temple in south-east Varrock.
  • Check the chaos altar's inscription.
  • Return to Camelot with a tinderbox and enter the castle gates.
  • Go to the ritual site at the north-east side of the castle.
  • Stand on the star and light the black candle.
  • Drop the bat bones on the star.
  • The magic words are "Snarthon Candtrick Termanto".

Finishing up Edit

  • Enter the castle and climb the south-east tower.
  • Smash the giant crystal with Excalibur. (Does Not Require 20 attack, Just use Excalibur on the Crystal)
  • Talk to King Arthur.
  • Quest complete!