Spoiler warning! - These walk-throughs are very likely to contain information relevant not only to the quest but to the story of RuneScape as a whole, if you would like to experience these story arcs by yourself, it is recommended that you don't use a guide to complete quests at all. It is in the nature of these guides to reveal answers and solutions to completing each part of the story, and none of this information will be originally hidden from the reader. You will also find a short list of information relevant to quests in the future, as learned from this quest, in the last section of this guide.
Detailed Quest & Story Guides - Cook's Assistant
- 1 Detailed Quest & Story Guides - Cook's Assistant
- 2 Detailed Quest & Story Guides - The Blood Pact
Starting the quest
Gathering the ingredients
Now that one of the three ingredients is down, you should head to one of the chicken farms nearby, either just west of the cow pen to the Groats farm, or back over the River Lum to Fred the Farmer's chicken pen. Simply locate the egg on one of the farms and pick it up from the ground, simple, right? No catch, I swear!
Two down, one pot of extra fine flour to go - find your way all the way west of Fred's farm to find the mill. Inside, talk to Millie Miller; depending on your conversational choices you will learn that the Mill Lane Mill has belonged to the Miller family for generations, the millers full name, how to mill flour, or what to do with flour you have milled. Once you've told Millie that you're after extra fine flour, she will tell you to use the mill and that she will align the millstones to produce that extra fine goodness. After the conversation, go outside the mill and pick one bunch of wheat from that field southwest of the building by using your sturdy cursor to rip it from the ground like a boss. Right click the ladder inside the miller building and climb all the way up to the top floor. Use the wheat from your inventory on the hopper just east of you as you come up, then operate the hopper controls just south of it to send the wheat plunging down towards the millstones. Use the ladder to climb all the way back down to the ground floor of the mill, and pick up an empty pot from the table just north of you, then use that to store the flour from the flour-bin in the middle of the room. You now have all the ingredients to create a royal cake for the Duke's birthday, and it is time to head back to the cook in Lumbridge Castle.
Finishing up, the Duke's party
Post-quest rewards, thoughts and notes
Upon completion of the quest you will also automatically complete the achievement "Cook's Delights" for 5 RuneScore, which is also a requirement for the Master Quest Cape. You may also talk to the cook after the quest and ask him to use your range, he will then provide you with the "Cook-o-matic manual" which lists all 24 foods which have a reduced burn rate on the Cook-o-matic 25, the cooking range in the Lumbridge Castle kitchen. You will also receive 2 treasure hunter keys which will give you rewards depending on the promotion present at the time.
- You now know that Duke Horacio is the leader of Lumbridge and lives in the Lumbridge Castle.
- You now know that Duke Horacio's birthday is celebrated with a feast.
- You now know that important people are invited to this feast.
Detailed Quest & Story Guides - The Blood Pact
Starting the quest
Dealing with the cultists
As you enter the first room of the catacombs, towards Kayle, he will fire an arrow right past you and wound Xenia. You two quickly retreat as he holds steady in his position, unaware of his impending doom. You may talk to Xenia again to learn more about the combat triangle and to ask if she's going to be fine. If you do not have a melee weapon with you, Xenia will give you a bronze sword. After this, you should engage Kayle once more with a melee weapon (or your fists if you like punching.) After defeating him fairly easily you may ask him questions about who the cultists are and what they are looking for, after which you may choose to kill him or spare him, and let's be fair, a good Zamorakian will always recognize failure and end a man when he has proven himself inadequate. After either option, you will find Kayle's chargebow on the ground, pick it up, equip it and talk to Xenia to learn more about the combat triangle, then head over to the next room and confront Caitlin.
After a short combat session against Caitlin, you will be instructed to operate the winch to open the gate and reach her (if you examine the winch it will tell you that it is used to raise the gate, despite it actually lowering the spears blocking the doorway, funny huh?) You must now talk to Caitlin to proceed - you may ask her questions and she will tell you more about the other cultists, and how they are in the tombs because for the remains of a powerful necromancer, Dragith Nurn. You may choose to spare her or finish her, and you will be left with her staff to confront the remaining cultist. Pick it up, equip it, remember to select a spell to cast, and then talk to Xenia to learn more about the combat triangle once more. You are now ready for the final encounter down the stairs next of you.
As you enter the last area, you will trigger another cutscene where Reese is expecting the other two cultists to come to him so he can start the ritual. Depending on whether you killed the cultists or spared them, you will receive some different dialogue paths with Reese, but they all result in him attacking you after for one reason or another. After defeating him with relative ease, you will be given the final chance to ask questions from him to find out the remainder of their plan. You will learn that he was trying to resurrect an army of the undead to claim Lumbdrige for Zamorakian forces, and throw out Saradomin's control over the city. After you are finished questioning him or ignored all of that opportunity altogether, you may choose to spare him (in which case he will drink a poisonous liquid to kill himself) or brutally end his life and finish the blood pact by your own volition. In either case, you will see a short cutscene as Dragith Nurn's coffin activates on the bottom floor of the catacombs. If you'd like, you can approach the next set of stairs nearby with sounds turned on, and you will hear as the undead start scurrying in the rooms below. You can now untie Ilona whenever you are ready to leave, and you will escort her back to surface directly after. Xenia has no more dialogue to offer inside the catacombs.