Quest Requirements:
Skill/Other Requirements:
Quests Unlocked/Partially Unlocked by completing this Quest:
Items Needed at Quest Start:
The dyes needed can be easily acquired during the quest (more specifically during step 5 when you have to talk to an elf to get your trousers fixed, she also sells the dyes).Blue dye, Green dye, Red dye, Yellow dye, Ogre bellows(empty), Bucket of water, Bear fur, 2 Silk, Toad crunchies, 3 Feathers, Soft Leather, Magic log, and 15 Coal.
Items Needed to Complete Quest:
Items Recommended for Quest:
Food, Antipoison potions, Restore potions, Ardougne teleport runes or Games necklace and Falador teleport runes.
Quest Points:
25K Thieving XP, 25K Constitution XP and 2 Treasure Hunter keys.
Start Point:
Roving Elves
To Start:
Talk to Eluned.
  1. Speak to Eluned, who can be found where the southeastern most quest point marker is located on this map. Best method is to use Home Teleport to Tirannwn and head North, then East and then Back South to magic trees. You may have to wait up to 5 minutes for her to appear. She will tell you that Arianwyn wants a meeting with you in Lletya. She offers to take you there so say yes. Your screen will go black and you will appear at Lletya. She will also give you a small crystal, Teleport crystal (4), which can be used to teleport to Lletya.

    Note: The crystal can be recharged by talking to Talk to Eluned for a small fee. She will recharge it but it will only have 3 charges instead of 4.


  2. Talk to Arianwyn and he will tell you that he has noticed a lot of "Mourners" crossing the mountain pass through Arandar. He says that the "Mourners" are in fact elves from the city. Next, he will ask "Why are they heading to Ardougne in such numbers?" and thinks that they are up to something new, something that they could not have anticipated. Your "mission" is to infiltrate the "Mourners" and find out what they are doing.

    Note: If you wear something other than the Mourner clothes, the guard at the door will not let you in. Simply unequip whatever is not Mourner clothing and he will let you in.

  3. Head to the mountain region (Arandar) with the dire wolves and red spiders and kill a mourner. His attack will take you down to 200 Life points and reduce your Attack, Strength, Defence, Prayer, magic and ranged to about 20. He should still be easy to defeat. Drink your restore potion to top up your stats.

    Note: Also take the Letter of Recommendation as it is needed later in the quest.

  4. Now that you have his clothes, you need to clean and repair them. To begin cleaning the top, talk to Tegid in Taverley to learn about removing blood stains. Search the basket next to him for some soap, use the soap on the top (with a bucket of water in your inventory) to clean it.

  5. Now you must repair the trousers. You need to take them to Oronwen in Lletya and she will repair them for 1 Bear fur and 2 silk.


    Once you have everything repaired and washed it will look like this:

    Mourner outfit

    Note: If you do not have any colored dyes, purchase them while you are still in Lletya to save some time.

  6. Next, go to West Ardougne, through the doors, and then over to the northeast corner. You will see a house with many yellow dots in it. (house number 5 in the picture below) of West Ardougne.

    West Ardougne Map

    Be sure to wear the mourner outfit, then enter. Head down the trapdoor and go to the room with the Head mourner in it, speak with him. He will ask for your recommendation letter. Show him and answer yes, yes, then no to his questions. He will talk until the end and give you a key and a broken device. He will then ask you to "break" the gnome and re-dye the sheep.

    Note: If you re-equip whatever you had unequipped while you are down the trapdoor and near the Head mourner, the level 122 Mourners will attack you. You do not need to worry about the weaker Mourners on the upper level because they will not attack you.


  7. Now go to the room next door and speak to the gnome. He will reveal that he loves toad crunchies. Go to gnome stronghold and buy/make some if you don't have them already.

    Gnome on a rack

  8. Use a feather on him then use it on him again (it will show that you used the crunchies and feather the second time), then he says he needs a magic log and a soft leather.

    Note: Make sure you don't use the crunchies on the Gnome on a Rack before the feather, he will eat the crunchies and you'll have to go get more.

  9. First release the gnome from the rack, then give him the leather and the magic log and he will give you a Fixed device. Now for the ammo you will need blue, yellow, red, and green dye. You can buy dye from the Clothing Store in Lletya (teleport with crystal) or the witch in Draynor Village.

  10. Next go down to the swampy area south of Yanille past the East side of Gu-'Tanoth towards Feldip Hills where you'll find swamp toads at the nearest pond. Now use one of your dyes with the bellows, then use the bellows with one of the toads around the swamps. Repeat the process for three more toads (you may want to collect more in case you need spare ammo) and then go to Ardougne. Go to the northern bank to find the 'red' sheep. Load the Fixed device by using the red toad on it, then equip it and open the worn equipment tab, right click the device and click "Fire".

    Aim on one of the sheep by using the arrows around the red button, when you have the sheep targeted click the red button to fire. The green sheep can be found a little north of the red ones, the yellow south of the fishing guild and the blue a little west of the yellow sheep. If you are uncertain of what color to shoot at the sheep, simply examine them to see.

    Note: You may need to be using the RS3 interface layout to be able to accurately hit the sheep.

    • Sheep 1 - Red
    • Sheep 2 - Green
    • Sheep 3 - Blue
    • Sheep 4 - Yellow


    Note: If you do not have ogre bellows, you can get more from this chest:


  11. Now you have finished doing what the Head mourner wants you to do, go and talk to him and he will tell you that nobody has got the plague in a while. He now wants you to find out:

    1. Who made the poison
    2. What with
    3. Learn how to make the poison
    4. Produce enough to poison alot of people
    5. Contaminate the food stores

  12. Exit the Mourner Headquarter building and grab a rotten apple from the spawn just west of it. Now go and talk to Elena (Her home is near the north gate of East Ardougne), you will tell her that you need to make a poison based on rotten apples. After a long talk she will ask you to bring her a rotten apple. Give it to her.

    Elena's house

  13. Elena will tell you that you need to mash up a lot of apples and then you need to dissolve the toxin into a liquid with a very low evaporation point, some form of solvent (tar).

  14. To make the toxin, start by getting a Barrel of mashed apples. Go over to the rotten apple place just west of the Combat Training Camp outside the city walls north-west of Elena, marked on the map below, pick up 2 barrels (one for the apples and one for getting tar later in this step), then use one on the pile of rotten apples to fill it up. Next use the Barrel of rotten apples on the Apple Barrel next to you to mash them.

    Next, get a Barrel of tar at the Poison Waste tar pit at the bottom of Tirannwn. Distill the Tar into "Naptha" at the Chemist's place in Rimmington chemist (be sure to bring enough coal).


    To distill the tar:

    First, Use the tar-filled barrel with the distiller. Then click the right side of the valve to the right twice, so the tar should be flowing at maximum. You should see the 'pressure' indicator on the left go up. When the indicator reaches the green region, click the right side of the valve on the left to let out pressure. This should stall the indicator on the left.

    Now you can start adding coal. This will raise the indicator on the right. If it's below the green region, add more coal. If it's above, don't add coal until it gets lower. The bar on the bottom will start turning green, when it's full you can stop adding coal and close the window on the top right. At this point, your barrel should be automatically filled with Naphtha.

  15. Next, use both barrels with each other to get "Naphtha Apple Mix", then use the sieve with it to obtain "Toxic Naphtha" (talk to the chemist or Elena to get a sieve). Finally, heat the Toxic Naphtha on the RANGE in the nearby houses in Rimmington to obtain two amounts of "Toxic powder". Note: If you use the Toxic Naphtha on a fire, it will explode, possibly hitting more than 500 damage on you!

  16. Take both amounts of toxic powder and use one on the grain bags outside of the general store in West Ardougne and the other on the grain bags in the store room (see image below) in the distribution plant in the center of West Ardougne.

    Grain bags

  17. Finally, talk to the Head mourner to complete the quest.

    Quest Complete

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