Roving Elves

Difficulty: Master Requirements: Medium Length: Short

Start location: Talk to Islwyn inside the elven woods (see guide for more details).


Other: Be able to defeat a level 88 creature without weapons, runes or armour.

Items: Rope, Glarial's pebble, Glarial's amulet.


Items: Antipoison potion, food, Attack, Strength or Defence potions are an advantage, Games necklace (teleport to Barbarian Outpost near the waterfall house), gp for charter ship

Skills: Level 40-43 prayer (protect from missiles and protect from Melee).

Monsters: Moss giant (level 88)

NPCs: Eluned, Islwyn

Walkthrough hide »

1: Starting the Quest
Items Suggested: Antipoison potion, some food

To start the quest, you need to locate Islwyn, one of the elves roaming around the Isafdar forest. Their locations change every few minutes, so you should stand at one location and wait for them to appear. Below are the possible routes to start the quest:

Charter a ship to Port Tyras (recommended) - Go east to the Tyras camp. Walk north out of the camp and through the dense forest. From the catapult area, walk east a very short way. Make a sharp turn south and go through the pass sticks trap. Then wait for the elves to show up.

Or, you could choose to take the pass through Arandar (see map). The pass entrance is south-west of the gnome stronghold and north west of Ardougne. Here's a helpful map of the area for your reference, showing the paths, traps, and NPC locations:

Click here to see the
Isafdar Map

Arandar Pass Route - From the big gates, follow the road that leads south. You will pass some dire wolves. Continue south past a trip wire and over a balance log. From the balance log, walk south east to the dense forest. On the other side of the dense forest, walk south-west until you reach the jump leaves. Jump over the leaves. There are 2 start points near here because the Elves who start the quest teleport between them every few minutes, so check them both or just wait for them to arrive.

Alternate Route - If you came through Arandar Pass and followed the above instructions to the jump leaves, then walk further south-west and then to the north towards Prifddinas. Once you can just see the bridge on your map, walk east, past the Stick Trap to the quest point. If the campfire there is out and no one is there, click on the remains. (Islwyn teleports between the 2 start points every 5 minutes, so if he is not there, either wait til he shows up or walk to the other one.)

Alternate Route - If you came through Arandar Pass and followed the above instructions to the jump leaves, then walk a short distance straight south to the dense forest. Once through the dense forest, continue east past the trip wire. Turn south and run past the dire wolves to Islwyn, who is located next to the 3 magic trees.

Speak to Islywn to find out what he needs. Then speak to Eluned to learn about consecration.

2: The pebble

If you have Glarial's pebble in your bank you can skip this part, otherwise you will have to go to the Tree Gnome Village. The Tree Gnome Village is the maze on the map, a quicker way is to use the Spirit Tree teleport. From here, go to the dungeon mark on the map. Go down and to the west. You will find an old man. Talk to him and get the pebble.

gnome village dungeon

3: The tomb
Items Required: Glarial's pebble
Items Suggested: Games necklace, food
NOTE: Do not take any armour, weapons or runes.

You will need to do this whether or not you have the amulet as well. Do not take any armour, weapons or runes with you. You CANNOT use any prayers in the tomb so take lots of food as you will not be able to use weapon armour or prayer here. Look on your world map for a building south of the Baxtorian Falls, it's east of the Gnome Stronghold, north of Ardougne and south-west of the coal trucks. The quickest way to the area is to use your games necklace to teleport to the Barbarian Outpost. From the building at the base of the falls, head a little north east till you see a small stone path leading to a tombstone. Use your pebble with the tombstone to get down. If it says that nothing happens, you are carrying an item that is not allowed down there, like a piece of armour, a weapon or some runes. Otherwise, you will be teleported into the tomb.

Quest Glarials Tomb

4: The consecration seed

Use any potions right here and run to the next room. You will find yourself attacked by a level 88 moss giant. He uses a combined magic and melee attack, so he hits with both in 1 hit. You will have to defeat him with your bare hands to get the consecration seed. If you don't have Glarial's amulet, head further west to a chest, quickly open and search it with left clicks, since there is another moss giant here. Now run back to where you started and up the ladder. You will have to go all the way back to the quest start and talk to Eluned. She will enchant your seed.

5: Through the waterfall
Items Required: Rope, Glarial's amulet, Consecration seed
Items Suggested: Some food and some means to teleport.

Take all the items for this part and go to the starting location of the Waterfall Quest. It's in the house north-west of the tomb where you got the pebble. If you're there, go to the west outside the house to find a raft. Use the raft to get down the river. You will crash halfway. Now go to the south of your little island and you will see a rock with a “swim to” option. Don't use this, use your rope on the rock instead. Here you will see a dead tree. Use your rope on that as well. You will find a door, make sure you have Glarial's amulet in your inventory before you try to go through it.

waterfall dungeon map

6: Planting the seed

From here, first take the path to the eastern room. Go to the crates located the furthest to the north. Search them to find a key. Now go back to the main room and then west. Go past the fire giants to a locked door. Use your key on it to get through (the same key spawns on the floor inside). Use the key on the next door to the north. You will be inside the room where you finished the Waterfall quest. Go to the Chalice of Eternity and left-click the seed while standing next to it. You will dig a hole, bury the seed and see a small crystal tree growing. It will disappear right away. Either teleport out or walk outside the waterfall and get inside the barrel there.

7: The reward

Go back to Islwyn to claim your reward. You can pick either a crystal bow or shield as part of the reward. Both can be bought later on, although the bow is 900k and the shield “only” 750k, so it might be wiser to pick the bow.


Quest points: 1

This quest is a requirement for:

Tips, Tricks & Notes

  • Carrying an anti-poison with you at all times when you're in Isafdar forest is advisable.
  • You cannot use any prayers, weapons or armour in Glarial's Tomb, so may sure to take more food than you normally would need.
  • The tomb will not allow you to bring in crafting or fletching supplies.
  • The zombies in the tomb drop weak weapons such as maces. It's possible to get a drop and then use it on the Moss Giant, but it may not really help.
  • It's convenient to start the Mourning's Ends - Part 1 quest right away (by talking to Eluned) when you have finished this one.


Written by: Empror1

Thanks to: Binyam, Cowman_133, Eeveon, essiw, Eyehawk78, Flame Swo653 , ForsakenMage, GUALAS, Gugge, Howlin1, Jaffy1, Loopymik321, Maxdata, Mirrorforced, mmhockey4243, Rien_Adelric, Speedyshel, The Carss, zwyrm

Last updated: 23-Nov-2013

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