Tai Bwo Wannai Trio

Difficulty: Intermediate Requirements: Medium Length: Long

Start location: Talk to Timfraku in Tai Bwo Wannai (South of Brimhaven)


Quests: Jungle Potion

Skills: Level 15 Agility, Level 30 Cooking, Level 5 Fishing

Items: Small fishing net, Knife, around 5000 gp, Iron spear or greater (not black), Jogre bones, Pestle and mortar, Raw Karambwan, one four dose Agility potion or two three dose Agility potions, ranged or magic attack weapons to kill a monkey. The following required items can be found during the quest or can be collected prior to the quest: Seaweed, Banana, Karamja rum


Skills: Level 65 Fishing, Level 43 Magic (Superheat ore spell)

Items: Food, Antipoison, Tinderbox, Runes for superheat ore spell (4 Fire runes, 1 Nature rune), 2 Logs to cook on.

Quests: Shilo Village (Bank access)


Monkey (lvl 12)

There are a large variety of jungle creatures to evade during this quest. Food is recommended for lower-leveled players and an Antipoison for all players.

NPCs: Lubufu, Tamayu, Tiadeche, Timfraku, Tinsay

Walkthrough hide »

Starting out
Items Required: None
Items Suggested: Food, Antipoison, 23 empty inventory spaces

Timfraku thanks you for everything you have done in the jungle potion quest and gives you a new mission. Your mission is simple enough; just get his 3 sons to return to the village:

  • Tamayu
  • Tinsay
  • Tiadeche

A map with the locations of key items and NPCs is below:

Tai Bwo Wannai Trio Area Map

Karambwanji and Karambwan
Items Required: Small fishing net
Items Suggested: Antipoison, food, 23 empty inventory spaces

The ability to catch or obtain karambwanji and karambwan is necessary for the retrieval of all three sons. While the recommended order is the fastest way of completing this quest, the fishing or any of the sons can be done in any particular order you wish.

1. You can only catch Karambwan with the proper fishing vessel so go and talk to Lubufu in south-west Brimhaven (see map). It will take some effort to get Lubufu to accept you as a fishing apprentice so just keep talking with him until he notices you are being very persistent. He will finally ask you to find the bait for the vessel.

2. Lubufu will tell you that karambwanji, the bait for the vessel, spawn in the Holy Lake. Go to the lake south of Tai Bwo Wannai and catch 20 karambwanji with a normal small fishing net. Fish an extra 3-5 since you you'll need them later on in the quest. Take the 20 karambwanji back to Lubufu once you have them.

3. Lubufu will now give you a karambwan vessel that you need to catch the karambwan with. To catch karambwan, you'll need to place a raw karambwanji in the karambwan vessel, and then fish at the fishing place next to Lubufu.

  • If your Fishing level isn't 65, ask a player who's finished the quest to buy a raw karambwan for you from Tiadeche's shop in the village or buy one from the Grand Exchange.
  • You can drop the vessel and speak to Lubufu again telling him you've lost it. He will give you a second vessel which you will need later on during the Quest (step 9).

Items Required: 1 Agility potion (4) or 2 Agility potions (3), Iron spear or greater (not black), Pestle and mortar, Raw karambwan
Items Suggested: Logs, Tinderbox, food, Antipoison

4. Tamayu is located at the mines just south-east of Tai Bwo Wannai Village (see map). He says he will not set foot in the village until he has slain the Shaikahan. Talk to him again and tell him you would like to join him on his next hunt. He will agree on the condition that you do not interfere. A cutscene ensues and Tamayu will fail to slay the Shaikahan. He will mention, at the end, the beast heals itself too quickly and he is not agile enough to slay the beast.

5. To help Tamayu defeat the Shaikhan, you need to bring him one four-dose or two three-dose agility potions and an iron spear or better (except black) poisoned with poisonous karambwan paste. To obtain the paste, cook a Karambwan for a short time and use it on a mortar and pestle. The Karambwan can be cooked on a fire (use logs and tinderbox) or on the range in Brimhaven. Make sure the karambwan is improperly cooked and marked as poisonous, or it will not be effective. Then just add the paste to the spear.

6. Go back to Tamayu and use the potion(s) and spear on him. Ask if you can join him on the hunt and in the cutscene he will this time succeed. After the cutscene, he promises to return to the village.

Tamayu slaying Shaikahan

Items Required: Banana, Knife, Karamjan rum, Seaweed, Ranged or magic weaponry, Jogre bones, Pestle and mortar, Raw Karambwan
Items Suggested: Food, Antipoison, Superheat spell runes (4 Fire runes, 1 Nature rune), Tinderbox, logs

7. This son is located on Cairn Island (see map). Please note that getting to Carin Island requires crossing an ill-conditioned bridge and treacherous climbing rocks; both have the capability to deal damage if you fail to cross successfully. Claiming he needs items for "statue rebuilding," Tinsay will have you collect three food items for him. He will only ask for and accept one food item at a time. He asks in this order:

  1. Banana Karamja Rum
    Take your banana and cut it into slices with your knife, then use it on a bottle of Karamjan rum. Do not stuff the banana into the neck of the bottle. Tinsay will not accept it and it cannot be undone. Karamjan rum can be found at the bar on the F2P port of Karamja Island (you might remember this from the Pirate's Treasure quest) or from the Brimhaven pub. Bananas can also be picked from the plantation trees at the Port Sarim - Karamja port.

    Once you have made this drink, take it back to Tinsay. Do not teleport or use the carts to to get there faster or the bottle of rum will break.

  2. Seaweed sandwich
    After the rum, Tinsay will ask for this. You will need to use a monkey skin and some seaweed together. Do not use seaweed with a monkey corpse - Tinsay will not accept it. Kill the one of the monkeys bouncing around with ranged or magic spells (melee is not effective) to get a monkey corpse. Take the corpse to Tamayu who will skin the monkey for you, as long as you have already assisted him in some way (potions, spear or both). You will receive monkey bones and skin. Use the skin with some seaweed. There is a seaweed spawn just north-west of the bridge to Cairn Island (see map). You will now have a seaweed sandwich. Take it to Tinsay.

  3. Special Jogre bones
    Lastly, Tinsay will ask for burnt Jogre bones marinated in karambwanji. Use Jogre bones with a tinderbox, furnace or superheat spell to burn them. Then use a raw karambwanji with mortar and pestle to make a paste. Use the paste on the bones and the pasty bones on a range or fire and you'll have your very own set of marinated Jogre bones. Be careful to not bury them! If you do not follow these instructions properly, you will create a useless version of jogre bones, which Tinsay will not accept. If you accidentally put cooked Karambwanji paste on the bones, do not cook them or it will explode, hitting you for a couple LP.

    Take these marinated bones back to Tinsay. Finally he will agree to return to the village after you help the final brother.

Items Required: Karambwan vessel (baited)
Items Suggested: Food, Antipoison

8. Tiadeche is located on the east side of the river (across the bridge), at the north tip of Karamja (see map). He will only return once he can catch his own Karambwan fish. He will not accept a Karambwan fish, so use a baited karambwan vessel on him so he can fish for himself. He will tell you to take a different vessel over to Tinsay (the crafting brother) so he can produce his own vessels.

9. If you didn't collect an extra karambwan vessel earlier, go back to Lubufu, and tell him that you need a new vessel. After obtaining one, take the vessel over to Tinsay and he will give you some crafting instructions on making a new one. Take these back to Tiadeche, and he will agree to come back to the village.

Finishing the Quest
Items Required: None
Items Suggested: Food, Antipoison

10. Speak to Timfraku and the quest will finally be complete!


  • 2,000 gp
  • Ability to catch Karambwanji and Karambwan
  • Ability to pray at the statue in the middle of the village to regain your prayer
  • Access to the three sons' stalls in Tai Bwo Wannai (more information in Tips, tricks and notes section)
  • 2 Treasure Hunter keys

After the quest, return to Tai Bwo Wannai and visit:

  • Tamayu for 2,500 attack exp, 2,500 strength exp and a Rune spear (kp)
  • Tiadeche for 5,000 fishing exp and the ability to properly cook a Karambwan
  • Tinsay for 5,000 cooking exp and the ability to properly marinate jogre bones

Quest points: 2

This quest is a requirement for:

Tips, Tricks & Notes

  • After completing the quest, the three brothers can be found in the Tai Bwo Wannai village in the 3 houses at its south end, where you can claim your rewards.
  • Tamayu opens a Spear Stall that includes: cleaning cloths for 60gp and all spears bronze (kp) through rune (kp). (You cannot sell kp spears anywhere, not even here - use a cleaning cloth to make it a plain spear again.)
  • Tiadeche opens a Karambwan Stall that sells: Raw karambwan and Karambwan vessels.
  • Players who have started Fairy Tale Part II can use Fairy Ring codes to quickly travel to Tiadeche and Tinsay. The closest codes are DKP and CKR, respectively.


Written by: Honest1 and Ks Jeppe

Special thanks to: Cowman_133

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Last updated: 09-Nov-2013

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