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This minigame is very dynamic, involving different levels of tasks. Because of this, the minigame risk ratings are given in the task summaries (found at the beginning of the Easy, Medium, Hard and Elite task listings).
The Ardougne Tasks contains tasks that can be completed by low, medium, and high level players. What to wear is for you to decide, using your best judgement. Only selected tasks directly involve combat, so armour will not be necessary except for very low levels, who may want defence against ordinary monsters that exist around the towns. If you are going to fight a monster you might want armour and weapons. However, if you do not plan to do anything involving fighting and will be in a safe area, then lightweight clothing is suggested.
In general, Jagex allows players to use stat boosting items (such as potions, pies, ales or Evil Dave's stew) to increase a stat to do a task. However, player assist does not work. The Ardougne teleport will be a big help since it brings you to the centre of Ardougne, convenient to most of the locations.
Every time you finish a task, you will get a message in your chat window stating that you've completed a task. You can perform the tasks in any order (Easy, Medium, Hard or Elite) that you wish. In order to help players plan effectively, a map showing the location for each task is available. It shows a code number for each task, which matches the lists in this guide. Check the map, bring what you need, and you're on your way!
"The Essence of Magic" - Have Wizard Cromperty teleport you to the essence mine
Use the teleport option with Wizard Cromperty, located in the north-east corner of Ardougne.
"Yoink!" - Attempt to steal from any stall in Ardougne Market, or from any guard
Attempt to steal from any of the stalls or pickpocket a guard. Do not steal from the silk stall - it may prevent you from completing the next task for a few minutes.
"Silky Smooth" - Sell silk to the silk trader in Ardougne for 60gp each
Obtain some silk, for example by buying it from the silk trader in Al Kharid or at the Grand Exchange. Offer to sell the silk to the merchant for 120 coins. Then say you want 60 coins and the merchant will accept.
"Preaching to the Infected" - Use the altar in West Ardougne's church
Pray at the altar in the church in West Ardougne. You must have started the Plague City quest to access West Ardougne.
"Playing the Waiting Game" - Enter the Castle Wars waiting room
Teleport or walk to Castle Wars and enter the waiting room. Note that you may not wear a helmet or cape, and items you take in are restricted. You do not need to begin a game for this task to be completed.
"Gone Fishing" - Go out fishing on the Fishing Trawler
Begin the Fishing Trawler minigame at Port Khazard. You do not need to complete the minigame for this task to be complete.
"Boot Camp" - Enter the Combat Training Camp north of Ardougne
Take any cat (not a kitten) to West Ardougne, and proceed west of the marketplace to the broken-down houses. Speak to any civilian - the right ones will complain about the rats. It is not necessary to accept his offer to buy the cat.
"Creator and Destroyer" - Kill a unicow in the Tower of Life
Go to the north-west altar in the basement of the Tower of Life. Inspect it to see that it requires 1 Cowhide and 1 Unicorn horn, and use each item with the altar. Activate the altar to create a unicow.
"Red Revolution" - Get a civilian to throw a tomato at the army recruiter in West Ardougne
Speak to the army recruiter in West Ardougne. He is located on the east edge of the marketplace. When you talk to him, the nearby civilians will throw tomatoes at him.
"Going on a Summer Holiday" - Sail from East Ardougne to Karamja
30 coins (60 coins to return)
Speak to Barnaby to sail from Ardougne to Karamja on the south-eastern docks. If you are wearing Karamja gloves, the fare will be reduced to 15 coins each way. If you are wearing a Ring of Charos(a), the ride will cost nothing.
"Breaking and Entering" - Attempt to picklock a certain door east of the gem stall in Ardougne's marketplace
Pick the lock on the door just south of the city entrance/exit to the east side of Ardougne. It is the door below the chest that can be opened for Nature runes.
"P-P-P-Pick Up Some Prizes" - Spend some Penguin Points with Larry (or Chuck) at Ardougne Zoo
Obtain at least one penguin point in the Penguin Hide and Seek minigame by spying a penguin, then speak with Larry or Chuck to redeem your points.
"A Gift from Khazard" - Use the Summoning obelisk to the east of the Fight Arena
Attempt to recharge your summoning points on the obelisk east of the Fight Arena. Note that this task can still be completed with full summoning points.
"Party Pooper" - Pop a balloon in the monastery south of Ardougne
Proceed through the dungeon on the Western side of Witchaven and mine a Rubium ore. Further help can be found in the Kennith's Concerns quest guide. After obtaining the ore, sell it to Ezekial, located in the fishing shop in Witchaven.
"What, a Melon?" - Pick watermelons from the Farming patch north of Ardougne
47 Farming, 3 Watermelon seeds
Plant and harvest Watermelons in the patch to the north-east of Ardougne. If you do not have Nasturtiums or White lilies planted to protect your patch, it is recommended to pay the farmer (10 Curry leaves) to make sure the Watermelons do not die.
"Ardougne Express" - Cast the Ardougne Teleport spell
50 Firemaking, 1 Yew log (or 10 Yew logs if you have not unlocked the route yet
After completing the Enlightened Journey quest, use the balloon transport system, and travel to Castle Wars by using a Yew log. You may have to unlock the route if you have not done so yet. Unlocking the route requires 10 Yew logs.
"By the Bucketload" - Claim buckets of sand from Bert in Yanille
Deposit all of your inventory and worn items except for the Enchanted key into your bank, then rub the Enchanted key at the location specified in the Meeting History quest guide. Travel to B - past, and speak with Sarah. If you have lost your Enchanted Key after the completion of the Meeting History quest, double check your bank for the Enchanted key (steel key ring too!). Then, destroy any mjolnir items in your bank and speak with Jorral for a replacement Enchanted Key. The replacement will cost you 6,000 coins.
"Fearless Fishing" - Catch a fish at the Fishing Platform using either a net or rod
Go to the south-south-west altar in the basement of the Tower of Life. Inspect it to see that it requires 1 Raw swordfish and 1 Raw chicken, and use each item with the altar. Activate the altar to create a swordchick. The Tower of Life quest must be complete to summon creatures.
For information about the rewards for this set of tasks read below.
Go to the west altar in the basement of the Tower of Life. Inspect it to see that it requires 1 Giant frog legs and 1 Raw cave eel, and use each item with the altar. Activate the altar to create a frogeel (level 103).
"Get Your Stinking Hands Off Me" - Have a zookeeper put you in Ardougne Zoo's monkey cage
Equip a Monkey Greegree (Karamjan) in the Ardougne zoo to transform into a karamja monkey, then speak to the Monkey Minder. After being placed in the pen, remove the Greegree and speak again to the Monkey Minder to be released.
59 Slayer, your best Hatchet, Antipoison, armour, and food
After completing the Back to my Roots quest, check the health of the jade vine. Within 24 hours (usually 5 hours), the jade vine goes wild and can be attacked. Beware - it's a difficult fight. The vine attacks with melee and magic, so wear armour for one and pray against the other. Your weapon *must* be a hatchet. Antipoison is strongly recommended. Bring food also.
"Living on a Prayer" - Use the Air Guitar emote near the musician outside the monastery south of Ardougne
Unlock 500 songs
After unlocking 500 songs, use the Air guitar emote near the musician located south-east of the monastery.
"Who Wants to Watch the Watchtower?" - Cast the Watchtower Teleport spell
After completing the Watchtower quest, cast Watchtower Teleport from the normal spellbook.
"Monkey Business" - Cross the monkey bars in the Yanille Agility Dungeon
57 Agility, a sharp blade
Cross the monkey bars in the Agility Dungeon beneath Yanille, which has two entrances. The stairs building north of the city walls is blocked by a cobweb which must be slashed using a knife or a weapon with a slash attack. Level 82 thieves can instead picklock the basement door in the building south of Yanille's bank (requires a lockpick).
"It's My Newt" - Catch a red salamander from the Hunter area outside of Ourania Altar
59 Hunter, Rope, Small fishing net
Trap a red salamander near the Ourania altar. If your hunter level is 56 or above, you can boost it with a Hunter potion, made from Avantoe and ground Kebbit spikes, in order to trap a salamander.
"A Taste of the Exotic" - Pick a papaya or coconut from the fruit tree patch near Tree Gnome Village
57 Farming, Papaya or Palm seed, Plant Pot, Watering Can
If you do not already have one there, plant a Papaya or Palm tree at the fruit patch south-west of Ardougne. If your farming level is 54 or above, you can boost it with a Garden pie in order to plant the tree and complete the task. Payment for the farmer to watch a Papaya is 10 Pineapples, payment for a Palm tree is 15 Papayas. When the tree has matured (takes approximately 15 hours), pick the fruit.
"Blood Bank Withdrawal" - Attempt to steal blood runes from the chest in the chaos druid tower's dungeon
59 Thieving, Lockpick
Pick the lock to the chaos druid's tower north of Ardougne with a lockpick. Go down the ladder to the basement and search the chest for traps.
"Artillery Strike" - Use a catapult in Castle Wars after gaining the knowledge from the Catapult Construction quest
"Catching Some Rays" - Catch a Manta Ray in the Fishing Trawler minigame
Several ropes, some swamp paste and a bailing bucket are needed to repair the net and keep the boat afloat. If the boat sinks, there will be no catch. The Fishing Trawler minigame guide explains the game. If you cannot find other players, Jagex suggests world 116.
"Abyssal Valet" - Have an abyssal titan familiar hold essence for you, while runecrafting at Ourania Altar.
93 Summoning, Abyssal titan familiar, 1 essence
The Ourania altar is located west of Khazard Battlefield, west-south-west of Ardougne. Pass the hostile monsters and proceed all the way to the altar. If you also bring a giant pouch (requires 75 Runecrafting) containing at least 1 pure essence, you can complete a second elite task (X4).
"You Could Just Knock" - Attempt to picklock the door to the basement in Yanille Agility Dungeon.
82 Thieving, Lockpick
Enter the building south of Yanille's bank and go down the stairs. Use a lockpick to picklock the door into the Agility dungeon.
"Honestly, It's Not a Purse" - Remove pure essence from a giant pouch at the Ourania Altar
75 Runecraft, Giant pouch, 1 pure essence
If you do not already have one, see the Giant Pouch listing for ways to get one. You cannot use skill boosters to boost yourself to level 75 Runecrafting. A second elite task (X2) at the Ourania altar requires an Abyssal titan.
"Almost Made in Ardougne" - Make a rune crossbow yourself, from scratch, performing each step within either Witchaven or Yanille. (Make sinew, craft crossbow string, fletch yew stock, smith rune limbs, fletch unstrung rune/yew crossbow.)
Use the rune bar on an anvil (south of Yanille bank) to make rune crossbow limbs. Fletch the yew log to make a yew stock. Use the crossbow limbs on the stock. Use the Raw bear meat or Raw beef on the range in Yanille and choose to extract the sinew. In Witchaven, use the sinews on the spinning wheel to make a crossbow string. Use the string on the unstrung crossbow to complete it.
For information about the rewards for this set of tasks read below.