Black Knights' Catacombs
|Black Knights' Catacombs|
|Release date||26 November 2008 (Update)|
|Main music||Black of Knight|
|Strongest monster||Elite Black Knight|
|Connected quests||While Guthix Sleeps, King's Ransom|
|Infobox • Talk page|
The Black Knights' Catacombs is a dungeon that plays a role in While Guthix Sleeps. Players gain access to this dungeon during and after the quest.
To enter, players must enter the Black Knights' Fortress and climb down the ladder in the southwestern corner of the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US]. Either a bronze med helm and an iron chainbody, full Dagon'hai robes, full elite black armour, full black armour, Black Knight captain's armour, or the Dulcin armour are needed to enter the fortress. Alternatively, the Skull of Remembrance teleports players into the fortress's top floor after The Death of Chivalry. From here, climb down the staircase immediately below the portal to the 2nd floor[UK]3rd floor[US]. Go south and climb down more stairs in the southeast corner to access 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US]. Go north to the dining area, turn west and climb down the staircase to the northwest to reach the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US]. Go east through the second door from the north side, head south to the lobby and then climb the ladder in the southwest room. Once down the ladder, players must cast any charge orb spell on the strange tile (during While Guthix Sleeps) or go down the trapdoor (after the quest).
The dungeon contains Elite Black Knights, warriors, rangers, and mages. They all use Prayer when battling. Players may range or mage the knights and warriors as there are some safespots. To stop them from being aggressive, the player must wear elite black armour or Dagon'hai robes.
Dungeon map[edit | edit source]
Levels 1 and 5 are safe in that there are no opponents present. Levels 2, 3, and 4 contain foes who will be aggressive to players who do not wear elite black armour or Dagon'hai robes.
Level 1[edit | edit source]
1 - Ladder to ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] of the Black Knights' Fortress.
2 - Trapdoor to level 2. During the While Guthix Sleeps quest, this trapdoor is initially hidden and must be revealed using magic.
Level 2[edit | edit source]
2 - Ladder to level 1.
3 - Broken bridge. Players may jump across the gap in the bridge. (The other bridge crossing the chasm is not broken but only leads to a dead-end area.)
4 - Climbable wall to level 3.
Level 3[edit | edit source]
The barricade on this level can be jumped across on its western side or simply walked around on its northeast side.
4 - Climbable wall to level 2.
5 - Three elite black guards. They use protection Prayers, so players should use at least two types of combat (melee, ranged, magic) to kill them. Each has his prayer run out after 20 attacks by the player. In the quest, each of the three must be killed once before the player can advance further into the dungeon.
6 - Prison cell. During the quest, the cell initially contains Silif, until the player frees him.
7 - Door to level 4.
8, 9 - Doors. During and after the quest, each of these doors "seems totally and utterly locked". It is conjectured that a future quest or update will allow players to pass these doors.
Level 4[edit | edit source]
7 - Door to level 3.
10 - Western cave, where during the quest the player can find a number of items needed in the quest.
12 - Ladder to level 5. After Surok is captured, players can climb the ladder while impersonating Surok (wearing Dagon'hai robes).
Level 5[edit | edit source]
12 - Ladder to level 4.
Monsters[edit | edit source]
Elite Black Knight, level 100
Elite Dark Warrior, level 98
Elite Dark Ranger, level 98
Elite Dark Mage, level 98
Personalities[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 25 September 2013 (Update):
- A minor player animation issue in the dungeon beneath the Black Knight's Fortress has been fixed.
- patch 2 November 2010 (Update):
- The elite Black Knight caves have had the flooring altered to solve the flickering issues.
- patch 21 July 2009 (Update):
- You should no longer be able to see Dark Squall in the dungeon after While Guthix Sleeps.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Edgeville Dungeon is located south-east of the dungeon, while Forinthry Dungeon is directly north of Dark Squall's office.
- In the first RuneScape novel, Betrayal at Falador, Lord Sulla makes reference to an expansive mining network beneath the Black Knights' Fortress, in which many dwarves, humans, and goblins were enslaved. This tunnel network may be the very same dungeon, only now exhausted through mining.