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Start: Begin by speaking to Asgarnia the Archaeologist in the Bedabin Camp. Skills: At least level 53 Thieving, 50 Firemaking, 50 Magic, 10 Slayer, and the ability to defeat high level enemies over level 150. A high Agility level will also help. Quests: Troll Stronghold, Temple of Ikov, Digsite, Tourist Trap, Priest in Peril and Waterfall. What You Need: Around 700gp, Shantay Passes, Waterskins, something sweet (like a Cake), 12 Magic Logs, Tinderbox, 6 Steel Bars, 6 Molten Glass, Ashes, Charcoal, 1 Blood Rune, Bones, a Silver Bar, Garlic, Pestle and Mortar, Spiked Boots, Spice, Lockpick, Antipoison Potions, Ice Gloves, Fire Staff, 30-40 Prayer Potions, Prayer Robes, Blessed Holy Symbol, Facemask. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Getting Started First off, head to the Shantay Pass and buy some Shantay Passes, Waterskins and any other needed desert traveling equipment. Make your way to the Bedabin Camp and speak with Asgarnia the Archaeologist. He thinks that there are treasures buried in the desert somewhere. He found a Stone Tablet and he will ask you to bring some Etched Notes to Terry Balando in the Digsite east of Varrock. Terry Balando turns out to be the Archaeological Expert in the Digsite Exam Center. He will give you a readable, translated book on the Etched Notes to bring back to Asgarnia the Archaeologist. The Treasure Asgarnia says that he is more of a treasure hunter, so agree to split the reward 50- 50 with him. He'll ask you to search the west, so head south to the Bandit Camp. Speak to Eblis about the history and each of the other options. Go to the bar and buy him a Bandit's Brew for 650gp from the Bartender, and then ask him about the Diamonds of Azzanadra. Ask Eblis about them as well and he'll tell you about the God Wars. Agree to help Eblis and he says that he needs a few things. Get him 12 Magic Logs, 6 Molten Glass, 6 Steel Bars, Ashes, a Blood Rune, Charcoal, and a set of regular Bones (use them on him). Once you give him everything, he'll ask to meet you on a hill to the south. Speak with him there and look into each of the mirrors. Some of them are false, so watch out! You'll see the Ice Gates south of Trollheim, the Ardougne Picnic area, Canifis, the Pyramid of Azzanadra, Smoky Well and the Bandit Camp. Important: Once you obtain any of the Diamonds of Azzanadra, be sure to bank it right away until you need it at the end. Otherwise, you may come across a level 95 Stranger with a Poisoned Dragon Dagger that attacks you! Diamond of Blood Go to the Hair of the Dog Tavern in Canifis and you should see Malak the Vampire and Roavar the Innkeeper speaking about Lord Drakkan and his Tithe of Blood. Malak will then ask you to speak to him. Talk to him about the Diamonds, and he says that he'll give you the Blood Diamond if you kill Lord Dessous. Malak tells you that you need a Silver Pot made by Ruantun in the Draynor Sewers, blessed by the Entrana Head Priest with Blood and by crushing Garlic, along with some Spices to hide the odor. This is how you can poison and fight him. He says that Dessous must be killed so that Drakkan can claim more lands. Get the Garlic in the cupboard from Draynor Village and bring Ruantun a Silver Bar. He can be found in the sewer by climbing down a trapdoor southeast of the village, near the jail. Now head to Entrana and talk to the High Priest to get it blessed, teleport to Ardougne and get some spices. Go back to Malak who will cut you for the fresh blood... as fresh as it gets! Add some Spices and crushed Garlic, and get ready for a battle. Bring food, potions and some strong weapons and armor. Now head south of the bank to the Myreque bridge (blue on the map), cross it, and then head east to the Graveyard (in red). If you can't cross it, you'll need to go around the swamp to the Graveyard: Tips for Killing Desseus (level 139) If you are going to kill Desseus I would recommend not using melee. On this part you want to try not to use prayer potions. But bring 2 prayer potions just in case. Once you get there you will start fighting him. I would recommend maging with earth blasts or waves, as I found this pretty useful against him. If you don't have the mage level then range him, but make sure you have a Crystal Bow on you or Karil's Crossbow. If you hide behind the fence use protect from melee. As Desseus will send bats and each time the bats will hit a 10, with prayer they only hit 5. After killing him, head back to Malak for the Diamond of Blood. Diamond of Ice To start off, you'll need a Cake, 4 Super Restore Potions, Prayer Potions and some Spiked Boots. Walk or teleport to Trollheim and head north with Protect From Ranged on until you pass the Thrower Trolls. Now talk to the Troll Child and use a Cake on him, who says that a "Bad Man" kidnapped his parents, and that he'll give you the Diamond of Ice if you free them. Squeeze-through the Ice Gate, put your Protect From Melee Prayer on and kill 5 Level 120-124 Ice Trolls. If you need to, head back to a bank for food and potions and return. Note: upon squeezing through the Ice Gate, your hits and other stats will decrease by 1 for every 10 seconds you're inside. Go through the small cave you just opened by killing the Trolls, go past the level 134 Ice Wolves with Protect From Melee on, and then the level 154 Kamil will appear. Tips for Killing Kamil Killing kamil requires some thinking, because all of the combat ways will be just as helpful as the other. Make sure to bring super restore potions, and if you are going to use melee, bring this many Potions: For level 50-60 attack try filling half your inventory with super restore stats potions. For 61-70 attack bring about one-fourth of your inventory with super restore potions. For 71-80 bring 5 super restore potions. Also bring along 5 4-dose prayer potion and fill rest of your backpack with sharks, lobsters or swordfish. Now that you have that you need to decide whether to choose melee, ranged or mage. If you have fire wave as an option for mage use it. If you have 75+ range use range. If you are 90+ combat (melee style) use melee. When your stats go below 45 drink a dose of your potion. When you become frozen change to mage prayer and eat 1 food unless you have over 86% of your hp. Also, if you need to bank after killing him, you can come back without needing to kill him a second time. Once he's dead, follow the barely-visible road until you see a slippery patch of ice. Equip your Spiked Boots and cross the ice patch (you may fall more often with a low Agility level and get hit by 2), go through another Ice Gate and cross the bridge, and at the end you'll see 2 Trolls, each in a block of ice. Smash the blocks (each has 10 hits), and they will also tell you about who froze them and teleport you back to the Troll Child who will give you the Ice Diamond. Note: To get a pair of Spiked Boots, bring an Iron Bar and a pair of Climbing Boots to Dunstan in Burthorpe. If you don't have a Law Talisman (made it into a Tiara or dropped it) just say that you have lost yours and get a new one, and then talk to him again and ask him to make you some Spiked Boots. He will say that they can only be used on the top of the mountain and will ask you if you're sure that you want them. Say "Yes" and he will take 1 Iron Bar and your Climbing Boots and give you a pair of Spiked Boots. Diamond of Smoke This time, bring some Energy and a Prayer Potion or 2, Ice Gloves, a Facemask and a Tinderbox to the Bandit Camp. Either take a Magic Carpet to Pollnivneach and go from there, or run from the camp (this is slower) and head to the circle of Mystic Mirrors where Eblis is and go east until you find a well. While wearing a Facemask, climb down to find a chest that you need to light 4 torches to open. This is where those Energy Potions come in! Walk to the northeast corner of the dungeon and light the torch with your Tinderbox. Quickly Run to the southeast corner to light the torch, light the northwest on, and finally the southwest one. If you're quick enough and have them all lit, you'll be able to get a Warm Key from the chest in the room north of the southwest corridor. If not, you'll need to re-light the torches that went out. Now head east to find a door; be ready to fight a level 169 Fire Demon named Fareed. Tips for Killing Fareed This demon is the easiest of all demons in my opinion. First, bring your inventory with 5 prayer potions and some energy potions too. As for what to wear, bring a facemask, ice gloves, water staff, and your best mage robes. Keep casting water wave or blast. This is very effective against him. even if you miss you can still at least hit a 9. Once he's cooled down, you'll receive the Smoke Diamond. Diamond of Shadow Head to the Tourist Guide near the Baxtorian Falls and speak to Rasool the Merchant. Ask him about the Diamonds and he will tell you that a fierce invisible warrior has taken it. You need a Ring of Visability to see him, and he will give it to you if you can get his gilded cross from the Bandits that stole it. Now go to the Bandit Camp in the desert, bring some food and Antipoison Potions, pickpocket about 10 Lockpicks from the Bandits or buy them from the Rogue's Den and try to open the chest in the southern-most tent. Eventually you should open it and have the Gilded Cross. Return this to Rasool and he will give you the Ring of Visibility; equip this at the picnic place in Ardougne and you'll see a ladder. Note: Be sure not to bring anything of significant value, as the chance of dying is great down here! Take about 10-20 Prayer Potions and lots of good food like Sharks. Go down the ladder to enter Damis' Lair and head east, then north, slightly east, south, and then east again until you find a level 103 Damis. Before entering the room, be sure to use any stat-boosting potions and use your Protect From Melee Prayer. Tips for Killing Damis This demon is the hardest one of all the demons. He is difficult because he drains prayer like a madman. Bring 18 prayer potions, your best mage spell runes, Dragon Scimitar, Snare Runes and fill the rest with lobsters. Bring prayer robes here as well. For the level 103 it's straight forward: keep your prayer up and use melee on him and save some of your magic spells. On the second form he turns much more difficult. Immediately drink a full potion and switch to mage as fast as you can. Keep your prayer up while hitting him, and if you get a chance you can bind him but don't take too long on it! When you bind him, all the skeletons will come after you and leave Damis behind. Damis can't get there because the skeletons block him. But still keep your prayer over 35. After he's dead, a second form will appear and he will drain your Prayer much more quickly. Try drinking your Prayer Potions as needed, in between hitting him. Once he's dead, pick up the Diamond of Shadow and leave. The Pyramid Now go to the Shantay Pass and take out the Diamonds, 5 Prayer Potions and food. Go to the Mystic Mirrors in the Bandit Camp, head south until you find a Pyramid with colored obelisks. Use the Diamonds on the appropriately colored obelisk and you'll be able to enter the Pyramid. Be careful, there are traps inside that, if set, will send you to the back of the Pyramid and you'll need to start over! Once inside, use your Protect From Melee Prayer, run to the next ladder and climb down. Now head to the southeast corner and then west along the passage, then north and east down the ladder. Next, head south to the ladder. On the 4th floor, just head west at first, then north through the door. Speak to Azzanadra and he will tell you about the Ancient Magicks. Quest Complete! Rewards Ability to use the Ancient Magicks - head to the back of the pyramid, enter the tunnel and then pray at the altar to switch between Ancient and Modern spells. Ability to wield the Ancient Staff - Eblis sells one for 80,000gp. If lost, you need to buy one from a player or get 1 from a Mummy drop. Ability to obtain Ghostly Robes - you only need the ring of Visibility to do the miniquest, and you don't need to complete the quest to get the robes. 20,000 Magic experience 3 Quest Points