Catapult Construction

Difficulty: Master Requirements: Hard Length: Short

Start location: Speak to the Catapult Guard north of the Tyras Camp.


Quests: Regicide

Skills: Level 44 Construction, Level 42 Fletching

Items: 10 Mahogany planks, 90 Mithril Nails, Knife, Hammer, Saw


Skills: Level 54 Smithing

Items: Antipoison, food, gp for Charter Ships

NPCs: Catapult engineer, Drunken sailor, General Hining, Rolad, Thaki the delivery dwarf, Tyras guard -Catapult-

Walkthrough hide »

Starting out

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Required: None
Suggested: Antipoison, some food for damage from traps, gp for Charter Ship to reach Port Tyras

1. Talk to the Tyras guard standing next to the catapult north of the Tyras Camp. (Take a Charter Ship to Port Tyras to get there.) The Guard fears General Hining will fire him, as he failed to keep the catapult in good shape. Tell him he'll most likely be fired and he'll ask you for help, so go talk to General Hining in the Camp.

2. Speak to General Hining near the centre of the camp and bring up the broken state of the catapult. When he lets you help with the catapult, he tells you to find the Engineer and deliver a letter from his superior.

Click here to see the
Isafdar Map

3. Exit the Tyras Camp and head to the Hunting spot through the path:

  • East as far as possible
  • South through the dense forest
  • South through the trip wire
  • East through the dense forest
  • North-west past the leaf jump
  • West through the pass sticks (near the hunting spot)
  • Turn south a bit to find the Catapult Engineer.

4. Speak to the Catapult Engineer to deliver the letter, then tell him General Hining sent you. When he worries that the job is difficult, tell him you are an experienced carpenter. Being convinced, he will hand over a copy of the schematics for the catapult.

5. If you attempt to read the schematics, you will find they do not include what type of item you are supposed to use. To solve this problem, speak to the Catapult Engineer again and ask to read the letter, which states in capital letters exactly what material is needed.

Getting Parts

6. Head to the Dwarven Mines (located south of Ice Mountain) and speak to Rolad the dwarf in the eastern house. It turns out the metal parts have already been sent, but Thaki the delivery dwarf has gone missing on his way to Port Sarim.

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Required: 10 Mahogany planks, 90 Mithril Nails, Knife, Hammer, Saw
Suggested: gp for Charter Ship to Port Tyras

7. Go to the bar in Port Sarim to find Thaki. Speak to Thaki to try to claim the parts, but the very drunk dwarf won't give them to you because you are not a sailor.

8. Search the drunken sailor sitting just outside the south exit to find a sailor's hat. Put it on and speak to Thaki again - he will now provide the parts.

Note: Tricorn hats (from the Trouble Brewing Minigame) can serve as a substitute for the Sailor's hat.

9. With a hammer, a saw, a knife, the 10 mahogany planks, 90 mithril nails, and the metal parts from Thaki in your inventory, read the schematics and make the parts.

Assembling the Catapult

10. Return to Isafdar and the catapult and speak to the Tyras guard. You will have to fix both sides of the catapult, piecing together the parts you made. This involves solving a puzzle. Click "Show" to see the solution below.

Catapult Repair Solution Hide/Show:
Catapult Purple Catapult Orange

11. Speak to the Tyras guard - he is pleased you were able to fix it, but finds it rather useless. You must test the catapult's aim to make sure it's in proper order. Click "Show" below this list to see solution images:

  • Aim the arrow below the central boulder and apply the minimum amount of counterweight. Fire to hit the boulder.
  • Aim the arrow below the rightmost boulder and fill the counterweight completely. Fire to hit the boulder.
  • Aim the arrow at the leftmost boulder and fill to one notch less than the maximum counterweight. Fire to hit the boulder.
Catapult Aiming Solution Hide/Show:
Boulder 1Boulder 2Boulder 3

12. Speak to the Tyras guard once more to claim your reward.


  • 15000 Construction Experience
  • 5000 Fletching Experience
  • 30 teak planks
  • 2000 coins
  • Adamant Halberd
  • You now stop damaging your teammates when using the catapult in Castle Wars.
  • Increased damage while using the Castle Wars catapult.
  • 2 Treasure Hunter keys

Quest points: 2

This quest is a requirement for:


Written by: SaidinWoT

Thanks to: Acherhar, ForsakenMage, gago, Game_Freak67, Howlin1, Jaffy1, oddfaery2, OhNoesLawl, pokemama, Raven6666, tryto, War Chipmunk

Last updated: 28-Sep-2013

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