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Plague City (#35)
Plague City
Members only? Yes
Release date 27 August 2002 (Update)
Quest series Elf
Official difficulty Novice
Developer Paul Gower, Tom W
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Start point Quest point icon Talk to Edmond, living next to the wall surrounding East Ardougne, north of the castle.
Official difficulty Novice
Description The western part of Ardougne has been shut off as a deadly plague sweeps through the people. However, a young woman who went in to try to help those stricken by the illness has disappeared and her parents have become worried.
Length Short
Requirements None
Items required
Enemies to defeat None


Gathering the items

Plague City map 1

Edmond's house.

Starting the quest

Items required: Dwellberries, 4 buckets of water, a spade, Elena's picture and a rope.

Plague City start

Talking to Edmond.

Once you talk to Edmond, he'll tell you to talk to his wife about getting some sort of protection against the plague. His wife, Alrena, is just inside the house (or wandering outside), and she'll tell you she can make a gas mask if you get her some dwellberries. Give her the berries, and she'll give you a mask. If you need a spare, there will be one in the cupboard. Also, make sure you take the picture of Elena from inside the house while you're there.

Talk to Edmond again, and he'll tell you about his plan to dig under the wall and get into West Ardougne. First, you'll need to soften the ground. Use your buckets of water on the mud patch behind his house (between the cabbages potatoes). You can use one bucket, but you'll have to keep refilling it with the sink inside. Then use the spade on the softened ground.

Plague City grate

Pulling the grate.

You'll fall under and find Edmond there as well. Walk south, and you'll find a pipe blocked by bars. After pulling it to no avail, just use a rope on the pipe, and talk to Edmond to pull the grate off. Put on your gas mask and climb inside to go into West Ardougne.

Finding Elena

Items required: Elena's picture.

Plague City map 2

NPC locations.

Once inside West Ardougne, talk to Jethick. He's standing a few paces to the east. Show him Elena's picture. He'll tell you to go check the Rehnison house and give you a book that he borrowed from them. Head north and a little west (see picture) to find the house sitting right up against the edge of the wall. They'll let you in when you mention you have the book. Once inside, talk to Martha or Ted Rehnison, and then go upstairs and talk to the daughter of the household, Milli, who'll tell you more about Elena's whereabouts.

Head back out of the house and south of the town square to find the house the girl told you about. You'll recognise it because of a big black "X" on the doors. Attempt to open the doors; the Mourners won't let you in because it's been hit hard by the plague. Tell them that you're looking for a kidnapped girl, and they'll tell you you need permission from Bravek to enter the house.

Getting inside

Items required: A bucket of milk, chocolate dust and snape grass.

Plague City Bravek

Talking to Bravek.

Go back to the town square and go into the large building just north of the manhole. Ask the clerk, who is through the door, then tell him you're there for something very important (Say, "This is urgent though!"), and he'll let you inside to see Bravek. He can hardly talk to you, though, as he's badly hung over. He'll give you a tatty piece of paper with a recipe for a hangover cure. To make it, put the chocolate dust into the bucket of milk, and add snape grass. Give the concoction to him (be sure to use the snape grass on the chocolatey milk or else you'll drink it), and tell him that the mourners won't listen to you. After, he'll give you a warrant that grants the permission you need to go search for Elena in the plague house.

Plague City rescue

Rescuing Elena.

Head back to the house, and try to enter again. The Mourners will try to stop you, but when given the warrant from Bravek they'll be rather at a loss, giving you a chance to sneak inside. Once inside, search the barrel to the [?]west of the staircase to find a small key. Elena is downstairs. Go downstairs and unlock the door with the key you just found, and release the grateful girl.

Head back to the manhole and talk to Edmond to finish the quest. You can then get back outside using the mud pile on the east wall of the sewer.


Plague City reward scroll

Required for completing

Completion of Plague City is required for the following: