Quick guide for Broken Home

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This quest has an in-depth guide here.
It contains a more detailed description of dialogue, cutscenes, and storyline.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Starting the quest[edit | edit source]

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  • Speak to Maria. Finish the dialogue.
    • Deposit all of your items (backpack and equipment) in the bank deposit box and enter the mansion. (Chat 1)

Helpful information[edit | edit source]

Image notes
  • Purple shading is for the rooms with purple energy that will hurt you.
  • Cyan shading is for when Senecianus chases you in monster form.
General Notes
  • Before entering any door, check if there is smoke emitting from the bottom. If there is no smoke, enter the door normally. If there is smoke, right-click Peek through the door, then click the Enter Room button (the animation is irrelevant). Peeking through doors will negate ALL damage taken from the ghost, the monster, or the purple cloud.
  • You do not heal life points over time; only mystery meat heals you. Mystery meat restores all of your life points once eaten. The Eat Food ability does not consider mystery meat to be food, so you must click to eat it. Deaths are safe (safe for hardcore ironmen as well).
  • Safe rooms save your progress. Dying, exiting the house, or lobbying reverts you to your last saved state with the items and life points that you saved with but not the time.
  • Temporal chests cannot be opened on the first playthrough when completing the quest itself, so ignore them.
  • Timers (e.g. (30 minutes remaining)) are general guides for the replay challenge. Challenges cannot be completed on the first playthrough, so these should also be ignored. The timer does not pause during dialogue, so players who are trying to do the time challenge should spacebar through the dialogue as quickly as possible. The correct dialogue options are given by the speech bubble icons in the steps below.

Inside of the mansion[edit | edit source]

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Open west wall's south door (safe room).
Open north door.
Open west door.
Take the raven key and clock hands.
Open east door.
Open south door (safe room).
Use the clock hands on the grandfather clock to receive an eye gem.
Search the chest to get mystery meat.
Open east door.
Open east door (uses the raven key).

Raven door[edit | edit source]

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Open south door (after the cutscene).
Open east door.
Sort the pile of books for two eye gems (#1 and #2: You must resort the pile for the second gem):
  • First pick any random order of books.
  • Then use the hints given to swap out any books that are not in the correct place for books higher up on the stack.
  • Repeat the process for any incorrect books until the whole stack is correct.
  • You will get 2 gems!
Optional: Open and search the temporal chest (requires level 10 in all skills).
Open west door.
Open north door.
Open east door.
Open north door.
Open south wall's middle door.

Statue puzzle[edit | edit source]

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  • Solve the statue puzzle:
Push the west statue.
Walk two steps south. Push the east statue.
Walk one step south. Push the west statue.
Push the south-west-most statue.
Walk one step north-east. Push the east statue.
Push the south statue.
Push the west statue.
Take the eye gem from the table. (fourth)

Continuing[edit | edit source]

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Open north door.
Optional: Open and search the temporal chest by the staircase - requires level 20 in all skills.
Ascend the stairs to the west.
Open east door.
Open east door (after the cutscene).
Open west wall's south door.
Search Ingram's research notes for the spider key and a scroll fragment.
Open east door.
Open west wall's North door.
Open west door.
Open south door to the upstairs lobby. (unbolt)

Spider door[edit | edit source]

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Open west door (spider key).
Open south door.
Search the dead servant for an eye gem. (Chat 1)
Open west door.
Draw back the curtain. (Chat 1) Search the faceless servant (Chat 1) for the statue key.

Statue door[edit | edit source]

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(30 minutes remaining)

Open east door.
Open north door.
Open north door.
Open east door.
Open south wall's west door (statue key).
Take the eye gem.
Investigate the statue twice.
Open west door.
Investigate the second statue twice.
Open south door.
Investigate the third statue twice.
Open east door.
Take the scythe key.
Open west door.
Open north door.
Open east door.
Open north door.

Scythe door[edit | edit source]

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Open west door.
Open south door.
Open east door.
Open east door (scythe key).
Open south-east door (safe room).
Investigate the shrine for the grand piano key and skull key.
Search the chest for mystery meat.
Open north door.

Skull door[edit | edit source]

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Peek through the west door (after the scream). Click Go back.
Open north wall's east door (unbolt).
Open west wall's north door.
Open west door.
Descend the stairs.
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Open south wall's east door.
Open west door.

Note: An energy field shatters the windows. The purple rooms inflict periodic damage.

Open west door (purple room).
Open west wall's south door (safe room).
Open north door.
Open north door (skull key).
Open east wall's south door.
Search Ormod's scribblings for a scroll fragment.
Open west door.
Open north door.
Open west door.
Play the piano.
Open south hidden door (purple room).
Search the scorched skeleton in south-east corner for an eye gem.

Note: The purple room's damage interrupts the search.

Open north hidden door.
Open east door.
Open south-east door.
Descend the stairs.
Optional:
  • Open north wall's west door (safe room).
  • Search the chest for mystery meat.
  • Open south door.
Open west wall's north door.
Search the butler for the cleaver key.
Open east door.

Cleaver door[edit | edit source]

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(20 minutes remaining)

Open north wall's east door (cleaver key).
Open south wall's east door.

Note: Walk (don't run) when walking over broken glass to avoid taking damage equal to 10% of your max HP. Dodge the knives that are thrown at regular intervals.

Open north wall's middle door.
Search the chest of drawers for a large pipette.
Open south door.
Open north wall's east door.
Use pipette on pig to get large pipette of pig bile.
Open south door.
Open east door.
Search the furnace for human ashes.
Open west door.
Use the pipette of pig bile and human ashes on the cauldron in the south-west corner of the room.
Use the pipette on the cauldron to get alkaline concoction.
Use the alkaline concoction on the south door.
Open south door.
Open west door. (Chat 1)
Investigate the frozen servant for the doll key. (Chat 11)
Open east door.

Snake door and doll door[edit | edit source]

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Optional:
  • Open east wall's south door.
  • Open and search the temporal chest (requires level 40 in all skills).
  • Open west door.
Open east wall's north door.
Take the snake key from the key hooks next to the ladder.
Climb the ladder with the snake key (purple room). (Chat 1)
Use the stairs.
Open west door.
Open west door (doll key).
Ascend the stairs.
Take the tusks key.

Tusks door[edit | edit source]

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Descend the stairs.
Open east door.
Open north door.
Open east door.
Open south wall's east door (tusks key).
Investigate the bust.
Enter the Trap door in the south-west.
Search the thief for an eye gem.
Climb the ladder.
Open north door.
Open south wall's west door.

Statues door again[edit | edit source]

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Open west door.
Open south door.
Open east door.
Investigate the statue twice.
Open east secret door (safe room).
Take the mother's hairbrush from the shrine.
Open west secret door.
Open west door.
Open north door.
Open east door.
Open north door.
Open west door.
Open south door.
Open west door.
Ascend the stairs.
Talk to the spirit. Finish the dialogue for the noose key.

Noose door[edit | edit source]

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Warning: A monster now chases you through most corridors (but not the lobby). Touching it kills you. Keep running through the hallways as fast as possible from now on; you can't be hurt if you're interacting with doors or other objects.

You need to have very low latency between your computer and your RuneScape server. Otherwise, the monster will kill you even before the screen shows up, making it impossible to pass this part of the quest.

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Open east door.
Open east door.
Open north door (purple room, unbolt).
Open east door.
Open south door (noose key).
Open and climb into the cupboard.

Note: The monster and ghost do not attack you in the basement.

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(10 minutes remaining)

Optional:
Follow the corridor.
Peek through the peephole along the north wall. Click Go Back.
Open west door (unbolt).
Optional:
  • Open east wall's south door.
  • Open and search the temporal chest (requires level 30 in all skills).
  • Open west door.
Open east wall's north door.
Optional:
  • Open north wall's west door (safe room).
  • Open south door.
Descend the stairs.
Open east door.
Descend the stairs.
Move all but the north statue, then stand on the middle yellow pressure plate.
Descend the stairs.
Optional: Open and search the temporal chest (requires at least level 50 in all skills).
Descend the stairs.
Descend the stairs.
Climb down the mountaineering gear (safe room). (Chat 1)
Optional: Open and search the temporal chest in the south (requires at least level 60 in all skills).
Optional: Search north chest for mystery meat.

Chains door[edit | edit source]

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Open east door.
Optional: Read the Mouldering Tome.
Search the reception desk for Nabor's notes and the chains key.
Open north door.
Open east door.
Optional: Open and search the temporal chest in the north-west (requires level 70 in all skills).
Open east door (chains key).
Open east door.
Open east door.
Enter the south-west cell to take the dagger key.
Optional: Open and search the temporal chest in the north-east (requires level 80 in all skills).
Open west door.
Open west door.
Open west door.
Open west door.
Open south door.
Open west door (safe room).
Climb the rope.
Ascend the stairs.
Ascend the stairs.
Ascend the stairs.
Ascend the stairs.
Open west door.
Ascend the stairs.
Optional:
  • Open north wall's west door (safe room).
  • Open south door.
Ascend the stairs.

Dagger door[edit | edit source]

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(5 minutes remaining) Warning: The monster chases you after this room.

Open north door.
Open south wall's west door.
Open south door.
Open south door (safe room).
Open east door (purple room).
Use the stairs.
Move the servant next to the east door.
Open east door.
Open south wall's west door.

Note: You need to move quickly, as the monster spawns on top of you. Alternatively, enter south wall's east door (safe room), return to this hallway through the north door you just came through and then enter the south wall's west door.

Search Ingram's rantings for the last scroll fragment. Combine the three fragments to make a Break curse scroll.
Optional:
  • Open east door.
  • Open and search the temporal chest (requires level 90 in all skills).
  • Open west door.

Finishing up[edit | edit source]

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  • Leave Ingram's room (North). Run east, away from the monster. Use the scroll on the monster. (You can use the scroll while the monster is spawning.)
  • Talk with the monster and choose an ending for Ormod. (Chat ~)
  • Open west door (once purple but now you won't get hurt). Descend the stairs. Talk to "Lenian".
  • Finish the dialogue.
  • Exit the house through the south door (ignore warning about unsaved progress, say you are sure you want to leave). (Chat 1)
  • Talk to Maria to claim your reward. Congratulations, quest complete!
  • At this point you get notification saying what challenges you have completed.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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Early bird bonus

The early bird bonus consisted of the following rewards and was rewarded to players who completed the quest within two weeks of its release:

Required for completing[edit | edit source]

Broken Home is not currently required for any quests or miniquests.