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Rum Deal (#90)
Rum Deal
Members only? Yes
Release date 31 October 2005 (Update)
Quest series Pirate
Official difficulty Experienced
Developer Anthony W
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Start point Quest Pirate Pete, at a dock due north of Port Phasmatys.
Official difficulty Experienced
Description Zombie pirates have arisen on Braindeath Island, and they don't look friendly! Production of 'rum' has stopped, and the pirate brewers are running scared. Can you overcome the horde of drunken, undead pirates? Can you even get to the island without getting a splitting headache?
Length Medium, 20-30 minutes
Items required Required:


  • Combat equipment to kill a level 150 monster, which uses the Melee attack style.
  • Slayer gloves or Relicym's balm are suggested as there are monsters which can cause disease. Note however that a simple teleportation to clan wars and going through the portal and out will bring all your stats back to maximum, which can easily be done after the quest as it does not or very rarely damage you.


Enemies to defeat


Starting out Edit

  • Take a rake and a seed dibber from the leprechaun if you haven't got one already.

Blindweed Edit

  • Leave the building to the south, down the stairs.
  • Go south past the zombies and plant the blindweed in the only usable patch to the east. (Southeast-most one).
  • Wait 5 minutes for it to grow. Pick the plant.
  • Talk to Captain Braindeath.
  • Climb the ladder in the southeast corner of the big room.
  • Put the blindweed in the hopper in the North-west corner of the room.

Stagnant water Edit

  • Talk to Captain Braindeath.
  • Take a bucket.
  • Leave the building using the stairs to the south, head west to the bridge, and go through the gate north of 50% Luke.
  • Head north to the water source on the map, and fill the bucket with stagnant water.
  • Return to the brewery and add the stagnant water to the hopper.

Sluglings Edit

  • Talk to Captain Braindeath.
  • Fish 5 sluglings southeast of the farming patch.
  • Put the sluglings in the pressure barrel by the hopper, then pull the lever.

The Evil spirit Edit

  • Talk to Captain Braindeath.
  • Talk to Davey in the room to the west.
  • Use the holy wrench on the shaking brewing control.
  • Kill the level 150 Evil spirit.

The spider carcass Edit

  • Talk to Captain Braindeath.
  • Climb down the nearby ladder.
  • Kill a fever spider and put its carcass in the hopper.

Finishing up Edit

  • Talk to Captain Braindeath.
  • Collect some ‘rum’ in a bucket from the output tap (south end of the brewing machine).
  • Give it to Captain Donnie outside, amongst the protesters.
  • Talk to Captain Braindeath.

Quest complete!


Rum Deal reward scroll
  • Quest Quest points
  • 7,000 Fishing-icon Fishing experience
  • 7,000 Prayer-icon Prayer experience
  • 7,000 Farming-icon Farming experience
  • The Holy wrench - if it is in your inventory whilst drinking prayer potions or super restore potions, you will restore more prayer points depending on your prayer level.

Required for completingEdit

Completion of Rum Deal is required for the following:


  • When talking to one of the brewers in the 'rum' factory, he quotes a line from the Monty Python's Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook: "my hovercraft is full of eels."
  • In addition, one of the brewers says "game over man, game over!", which is a reference to the movie Aliens.
  • Another asks, after you inquire about the priest, "do you need a young priest or an old priest?". This is a reference to The Exorcist.
  • Part of Davey's blessing is "Romanes Eunt Domus" (which is rough Latin for "Romans go home") and is a reference to Monty Python's Life of Brian.
  • The other type of fish you can catch besides sluglings is called Karamthulhu. This is another in-game reference to H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu, which is described as having tentacles as a main physical feature.
  • When you have Davey bless your wrench, the camera will zoom in on your character. Once that happens, your character will hold up the wrench and say "Groovy." This is a reference to the 1981 film Evil Dead and sequel Evil Dead 2 when the main character Ash cuts his own possessed hand off and replaces it with a chainsaw.
  • When attacking the Evil Spirit your character will say: "The power of Guthix compels you!" this is also a reference to the movie The Exorcist, where the priest yells: "The power of Christ compels you!".
  • When you talk to 50% Luke and ask "So what goes on here?" he says " You expect me to talk?" to which you reply "No Mr Luke, I expect you to die". This is a reference to the James Bond film Goldfinger.
  • If you try to pull the pressure lever, without putting in the five sea creatures, you will get the message: "You do not yet have the five sea creatures in the barrel!" even if you haven't got the message from Captain Braindeath.
  • One of the lines that the zombie pirates say is "United we stagger." this is a reference to the US saying united we stand.
  • When getting a bucket of 'rum', a message will appear "you carefully fill the bucket with the foul-smelling swill." When examining the bucket with 'rum' it says "sorry, I mean a bucket of 'rum'".
  • When speaking to 50% Luke, asking him "So how flammable are you?" he will reply "Don't make me angry! Ye'll not like me when I'm angry" this is a reference to the Incredible Hulk when Bruce Banner tells Jack McGee; "Mr. McGee, don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."
  • The quest title Rum Deal may be a reference to the phrase Bum Deal, when somebody gets the poor end of the deal- where the player has lots of menial tasks to complete.
  • When examining the Evil Spirit, it states "The pun was intended." referring to 'spirit' being another term for alcohol

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