Difficulty:
Novice
Length:
Short
Quest Requirements:
None
Skill/Other Requirements:
27 Hunter.
Items Needed to Complete Quest:
Swamp tar, Yellow dye, and 50 coins.
Items Recommended for Quest:
Teleport runes to Varrock and Ardougne.
Quest Points:
2
Reward:
2,500 Hunter XP, the ability to catch ferrets and rabbits, the ability to ride the eagles from Eagle's Peak, and 2 free Treasure Hunter keys.
Start Point:
Ardougne Zoo.
To Start:
Speak to Charlie the zookeeper.
Instructions:
  1. Speak to Charlie the zookeeper in Ardougne zoo. He is towards the back of the zoo, see right Quest icon on world map. He will explain how a northern ferret managed to escape and how he sent one of his associates, a huntsman named Nickolaus, to capture another northern ferret for the zoo. Unfortunately, he has not been heard from since. Charlie will ask you to go to Eagles' Peak.

    Charlie

  2. Head over to Eagles' Peak. It is located to the west of the Tree Gnome Stronghold, northwest of your present location in the Ardougne Zoo. Once on top of of Eagle's peak, climb down the rocks where you will find a campsite. Inspect the books there to find a Bird book. Read it to obtain a Metal feather.

    Note: If you do not have 25 Agility, you will not climb down the rocks, and instead will have to walk all the way down yourself.

    Campsite

  3. Now go to the top of Eagles' Peak. Inspect the rocky outcrop at the top and then use the Metal feather on it to open up a secret passageway.

    Outcrop

  4. Enter the cave and head east past the feathered journal, then at the split in the path walk south to the X on the map below. A cut-scene with Nickolaus will then occur. Nickolaus will ask you to make a Eagle disguise to help him escape the eagles' nest.

    Eagle Cave

  5. Pick up 10 Eagle feathers and then go to east Varrock to speak with the Fancy Dress Shop Owner.

  6. Ask him about bird costumes and he will offer to make the costume for you, if you provide him with 10 Eagle feathers, 1 Yellow dye, 1 Swamp tar, and 50 gold coins. Talk to him again and give him the supplies. He will give you 2 Eagle capes and 2 Fake beaks.

    Fancy Dress Shop Owner

  7. Return to Nickolaus and speak to him. Afterwards, walk around to the south side and attempt to open the stone door. The door will be locked, and you will need a Bronze feather, Silver feather, and Golden feather to open it and enter the nest.

  8. Here is how to get the three feathers:

    Bronze

    Bronze Feather cave: Bronze Feather Cave

    Eagle Cave

    Enter the Bronze feather cave (cave to the southwest, see map above), and try to take the Bronze feather. You will trigger a trap and the feather and pedestal will become out of reach. To lower it again, operate the four winches in the corners of the room. Once finished, take the Bronze feather and leave the room.

    Pedestal

    Silver

    Silver Feather cave: Silver Feather Cave

    Eagle Cave

    Enter the Silver Feather cave (northwestern cave, see map). Inspect the pedestal and follow the prints. Inspect nearby rocks (see Silver Feather cave map) to learn more about where the prints lead to. The prints will go all the way to the opening if you inspect the right rocks. Eventually you will be near an Opening. Inspect it and a level 20 Kebbit will run out and attack you. Kill it to obtain the Silver feather, then return to the previous room.

    Pedestal

    Attack

    Gold

    Eagle Cave

    Enter the Gold Feather cave (northeastern cave, see map) and grab 6 Odd bird seeds from the Birdseed holder. Here is a map to help you out with the next steps. The step numbers correspond with the map numbers.

    Map

    NOTE: If you make a mistake during the steps below, you can reset the puzzle by exiting the room and pulling the reset lever outside the Gold Feather Cave. If you log out during the steps you only need to re-enter the cave and continue from where you left off.

    1. Pull down lever.
    2. Use Odd Bird Seeds on Bird Feeder.
    3. Use Odd Bird Seeds on Bird Feeder.
    4. Pull down lever.
    5. Use Odd Bird Seeds on Bird Feeder
    6. Pull down lever.
    7. Push up lever.
    8. Use Odd Bird Seeds on the Bird Feeder
    9. Pull down lever.
    10. Use Odd Bird Seeds on the Bird Feeder.
    11. Use Odd Bird Seeds on the Bird Feeder.
    12. Take the Golden feather from the pedestal.


    Pedestal

  9. After obtaining all three feathers, head back to the stone door and insert them in it. You will now be able to go through the stone door whenever you want.

  10. Make sure you are wearing your Fake beak and Eagle cape, or the eagle will attack you when you attempt to get past him, then click on the eagle and select walk past to get past the giant eagle. Now speak to Nickolaus, and agree to meet him outside at the campsite.

    Eagle

  11. Make your way to the campsite and speak to Nickolaus. Tell him you were sent to get the ferret. A cutscene will ensue showing you how to catch a ferret and you will have the ferret in your inventory now.

    Wait

  12. Finally, return to Charlie at the Ardougne Zoo with your newly captured ferret.

    Congratulations! Quest Complete!

    Quest Complete

You can now use the 4 eagles in the Eagle Chamber to travel, You must have a rope. For the Karamjan Jungle eagle you must also have completed the Back to My Roots quest. See the Transportation Guide special report for further details.

Here is where you can travel to/from using the eagles:

Desert Eagle Travel

Jungle Eagle Travel

Polar Eagle Travel

Karamjan Jungle Eagle Travel

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This Quest Guide was written by Piro_Omar. Thanks to Cabola, Pipson, FireHazard77, Im4eversmart, Alfawarlord, diamondi3ack, Kitty0333100, Eragon7985, and Kushie for corrections.
This Quest Guide was entered into the database on Tue, Nov 28, 2006, at 03:46:13 PM by Im4eversmart, and it was last updated on Sun, Apr 06, 2014, at 11:06:40 AM by Javezz.

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