Difficulty: Novice Requirements: Easy Length: Short
Start location: Speak to Charlie the zookeeper near the south exit of the Ardougne Zoo.
Skills: Level 27 Hunter
Items: One Swamp tar, Yellow dye, 50 gp
Skills: Level 25 Agility
Items: Varrock and Ardougne Teleport, Dramen or Lunar Staff
Monsters: Giant kebbit (Level 13)
NPCs: Charlie, Fancy-dress shop owner, Nickolaus
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1: Ferreted Away
Talk to Charlie, who will tell you about his problems with a ferret who escaped while being transported to the zoo. Nickolaus, an associate of Charlie's, has offered to recapture the ferret, but has not been in contact for a while. Charlie will ask you to go looking for him, telling you it would be a good idea to start looking in the mountains west of the Gnome Stronghold.
2: Setting Out
Head to the Gnome Stronghold, then go west until you come upon the mountains. Head north until you find a path heading up to Eagles' Peak. A shorter route is to take Fairy Ring AKQ and head south until you hit Eagles' Peak. Here you will find a Rocky Outcrop which appears to be a door, but you cannot yet open it. North-west of this are rocks to climb down to the campsite (level 25 agility required).
If you cannot climb down these rocks, you can circle around and walk from the Piscatoris hunting area. Here you will find a tent with a campfire, some books and some equipment lying outside. Inspect the books to find a Bird Book. When you read it, a metal feather will fall out.
3: Going In
Head back up the rocks and use the metal feather on the Rocky Outcrop. Enter the tunnel and head south where you can see Nickolaus. Shout to Nickolaus and he will pretend that he intentionally trapped himself with the eagle. After a long conversation, he will tell you that he needs you to give him a disguise that would make the eagles believe he is one of them. He suggests you go to the Fancy-dress shop owner in Varrock in order to make the disguises. Be sure to pick up ten of the Giant Eagle feathers before leaving.
Head to Varrock with the pieces for the Giant Eagle costume and speak to the Fancy-dress shop owner. Ask him about bird costumes, and he will say he's out of Giant Eagle costumes, but could make sets if given the materials. Speak to him again to tell him you have all the necessary materials and he will give you two costumes.
5: Collecting Feathers
Head back to the Eagles' Peak tunnel and go in. If you shout to Nickolaus, he will tell you to bring the costumes to him. Unfortunately he is blocked by a door, which requires three feathers to pass:
Here is a map of the maze with strategic action spots marked to help you. The numbers correspond with the actions in the below list:
In order to solve the puzzle:
Now go to the room due west of the entrance and take the Golden Feather from the pedestal.
6: Freedom and Success
Go back to the stone door in the south part of the main cave and put the three feathers in it. You will now be able to open it. Wear your eagle costume and walk past the eagle. Talk to Nickolaus to give him his disguise. He will tell you to meet him at the campsite, so head there. Talk to him and he will teach you to catch ferrets, giving you both a ferret and a box trap in the process. Go to Ardougne, talk to Charlie, and you have completed the quest!
Quest points: 2
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Written by: SaidinWoT
Last updated: 13-Nov-2013
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