Ape Atoll is an island ruled by monkeys. It is the main site of the Monkey Madness quest, and you are required to have completed the quest up to a certain point in order to access the island.
Whilst in human form, you will be attacked by every monster on the island, all of which poison and deal great damage. If the monkeys see you in human form, you will be thrown in jail. If you approach the town gates as a human, you will be hit hard by archers and wake up in jail.
If you are wielding a Monkey Greegree, you will not be attacked nor imprisoned. If you wish to communicate with the monkeys on the island, you will need to wear a Monkeyspeak Amulet. These items can only be obtained after certain steps in the quest.
Players arriving at Ape Atoll from Crash Island by boat will find themselves near a small inlet at the south-eastern part of the island. This is the time when most players with Monkey greegrees will equip one. The NPC Lumdo can also be found wandering the beach here. He can take you back to Crash Island if you want. Shown below is a map showing Crash Island and its inhabitants.
West of the boat is the entrance to the Marim Dungeon. At the end of the long, winding dungeon is Zooknock, the wizard who enchants gold bars for Monkeyspeak Amulets and will make Monkey Greegrees for you from your monkey talismans and bones. The gnome Waymottin will also replace your 10th squad sigil if you lose it. Just south-east of the ladder is a small stand of teak trees. Players with monkey greegrees sometimes power-cut and burn the logs, since the nearest bank on foot is in the Grand Tree.
The south-western beach of the island has a fishing spot for sharks and bass. North of that spot is a small abandoned shack where two regular plank spawns can be found. Between the dungeon entrance and the shack (and south of the Marim city gate) are two separate places to cut mahogany logs and some places players can pick pineapples.
The Marim city gate separates the northern half of the island from the southern half. The cliff archers will range attack any player approaching it in human form (as previously mentioned). This attack will ALWAYS knock the player unconscious (with damage), to wake up in the Marim jail.
Approaching the city gate in monkey form (by wielding a monkey greegree) will allow the player passage to the north. Wearing a Monkeyspeak amulet will reveal the dialogue spoken by the gate's chief guard, the NPC Kruk. If reaching him is necessary, you'll have to walk west, then south, then climb up the tower to the catwalk (or monkeywalk, in this case), then down the tower ladder.
North-east of the gates is the town of Marim. Walking freely through town is ONLY possible for players who possess and wield a greegree. Using the shops also requires a monkey speak amulet. There is a food shop, craft supply, rune store, and scimitar smithy. Daga will only sell Dragon scimitars to players who have completed the Monkey Madness quest. For more information on aspects of the centre of town, including how to get out of jail as a human, see the quest guide.
The north-east of the island is home to a large temple. Many players train combat here on the bearded and non-bearded versions of Monkey Guards. They are tough to kill because they regenerate life points and the bearded versions can block a player from running away because they cannot be walked through. A prayer shrine is near the middle of the temple and up a set of stairs and is the place where players using the Ape Atoll Teleport spell will appear. The far east of the temple has the highest concentration of bearded Monkey Guards and a ladder up and a trapdoor hiding a ladder down. The temple dungeon is used both to make a strung M'speak amulet and in the Recipe For Disaster: Awowogei sub-quest.
South of the temple is the throne room of the NPC Awowogei, King of Marim. He is involved in both of Ape Atoll's major quests. An audience with the monkey king will only be granted by the NPC Elder Guards if the player is in monkey form.
Walking south from the throne room brings players to a half-constructed bridge. It is a way to quickly reach the southern half of the island, but only allows players ONE-WAY access, north to south. Once on it, you are out of sight of the monkeys - which is good because you must change back to a human to jump to the southern side. If you have a greegree, wield it again immediately on the other side to avoid poisoning by those little spiders.
The centre of the island is home to the Ape Atoll Agility Course. The course is a popular place to train for players with higher levels of agility, as failing becomes less likely at level 75 agility and above. It is also the sole place players can find Tchiki monkey nuts, required for the Recipe for Disaster Awowogei subquest.
Agility Course Requirements:
Will you use Menaphos to train your skills?
Help keep Tip.It alive, donate a bit to our site:
© 1999 - 2020 RuneScape Tips, all rights reserved. RuneScape® and Jagex® are trademarks of Jagex Ltd © 2000 - 2020 Andrew Gower.