Dimension of Disaster: Curse of Arrav

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Dimension of Disaster: Curse of Arrav is a subquest of Dimension of Disaster.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Heart of Arrav[edit | edit source]

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Talk to Arrav in the centre of the castle to start the quest. The aim is now to steal the heart of Arrav and store it in a canopic jar. To make the jar you need: a canopic jar, sacred oil, dwellberries, and a ring of life.

Preparing the Jar[edit | edit source]

Canopic jar[edit | edit source]

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For the jar talk to Ernie up the ladder in a building with the pottery symbol, south of the Evil Dave. He tells you that he will give you the jar if you show him a full cooking urn, and he gives you an empty one appropriate to your Cooking level for you to fill. If you have a partially filled cooking urn of the same kind in RuneScape proper, you will have to destroy it or complete before filling up the one in New Varrock. You need space in your inventory to start using a new urn. You can kill undead cows in the pen just north of Ernie, to get about 10-15 pieces of meat. There is a range you can use in the inn to the west of Ernie's house. You can teleport the urn to gain Cooking XP, and the task will still be complete.

Talk to Ernie again and he will give you a canopic jar.

Sacred oil[edit | edit source]

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To get the sacred oil, go to the same church from which you got Silverlight and use the prayer that matches the phrase Father Lawrence says. You need to recharge your prayer points at the nearby altar in order to activate the correct prayers. They should be in order: Ultimate Strength, Rapid Restore, Eagle Eye, Protect from Summoning and Mystic Might. If you are on Ancient Curses, you can use the altar to switch to normal prayers.

Each phrase is one prayer option.

Ring of life[edit | edit source]

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To make the ring of life you need a cut diamond, gold bar, one cosmic rune and 10 earth runes. The diamond can be purchased from Urist Loric in New Varrock square or looted from a chest on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of the church. The runes from the Aubury's Rune Shop in East New Varrock; alternately 10 earth runes can be looted from chests on the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] of the church, and a cosmic rune can be looted from a chest in the house directly east of the Blue Moon Inn. Gold ore can either be obtained from opening treasure chests in Horviks armour shop and smithing area, just north of the Archery shop or upstairs in Zaff's Superior Spellcasting or purchased from Sani's Orefully Affordable Store at the furnace. Head over to the furnace south of the west bank to make the diamond ring. Then enchant the diamond ring to produce the ring of life. If you are not on the standard spellbook but can cast Spellbook Swap, then leave New Varrock and cast Spellbook Swap to switch to the standard spellbook. You are then able to cast Enchant Level 4 Jewellery when you return to New Varrock.

Note that each chest can only be looted once.

Dwellberries[edit | edit source]

If you have red mist bottled, go to the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] on the east in Zemouregal's castle and loot from the corpse of Ambassador Ferrnook behind the red barrier to obtain a dwellberry.

If you do not have red mist, you can kill the armoured zombies on the 2nd floor, up the stairs located in the red barrier room with the cages.

Add all the things together and the canopic jar is ready to preserve the heart. Show the canopic jar to Arrav.

Obtaining the Heart[edit | edit source]

Making the orange and purple mist[edit | edit source]

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If you already have the mists/dyes from previous attempts, you can skip this part at replays.

To go through the orange and purple barriers in the castle, you need to mix red mist with yellow dye to make orange mist and red mist with a blue dye to make a purple mist. Both yellow and blue dyes can be made by talking to Thessalia (clothing shop). This option is only available if the player has already shown Arrav the prepared canopic jar. The yellow dye requires an onion and a vial of water. An onion can be bought from Xuan (a few squares north-west of the portal) for 12 Zemomarks.

The blue dye can be made from a vial of water and the blue flowers that you grow after talking to Ellamaria who can be found with the skeleton of King Roald in the room south-east of the garden inside the castle. Clear the delphinium patch near Arrav, plant the seeds, and then water them with the watering can he threw away during a previous quest in the south-east corner of the garden room. If you didn't get the can, another one can be bought at the general store for 8 Zemomarks. The delphiniums grow instantly upon being watered.

To obtain the vials of water, you can purchase the vials from the general shop and use the sink in the building a few feet north-west of the church to fill them, or you can get vials for free in the palace kitchen and fill them in the sink in the eastern room (water symbol). (Also bring an empty vial if you don't have extra red mist for the purple mist. You can collect it later on.)

Once all the materials are obtained, talk to Thessalia to make the yellow and blue dyes. Once you have the dyes, go back upstairs in the palace and kill some more armoured zombies to obtain two more vials of red mist. Then use each of your dyes on the mist to get orange and purple mist.

Opening the vault[edit | edit source]

Note: If you have written down the numeric code from previous attempts, or from Zemouregal's fort, you can skip searching the study for Code key (Dimension of Disaster).

Note: To obtain Darklight in New Varrock if lost, speak to Sir Prysin who can be found in a house north west of the church (the building with the water symbol) it will be needed later.

With the orange mist, enter the north-west room on the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] north of the library and search the desk for a code.

Go up to the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] with the armoured zombies again while wearing the zombie outfit. Go to the north-east room and walk through the purple barrier, then search the footlocker by the bed for the vault key.

Leave through the purple barrier and enter the south-eastern room to pick up some decoder strips, or use ones from the previous quest.

Using the grapple to get past the energy fields.

Before you continue, return to the ground floor[UK]1st floor[US] north west corner, enter the orange mist to obtain another key code by searching Zemouregal's desk (as this does vary from the first code). Then continue to the south-east corner of the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] and unlock the large wooden door and enter the vault. There are three paintings in this room which can be defaced.

After defacing the paintings, continue into the vault and wield a mithril grapple and a crossbow. Click on the chandelier above you to get across the light beams. (grapple can be re-obtained from your chosen gang leader)

An example of the puzzle. The example code is 'EIHC', thus the final decoder strip must be placed on the C, revealing that the number is 2.

The vault door uses a decoder puzzle as its lock. Fill in the code using the decoding strips and the code you got from Zemouregal's desk (the 2nd time you get a code) to unlock the door. It is suggested to write this down to save time on replays. Enter the vault to obtain the heart of Arrav. Returning over the light beams has no requirements. Return to Arrav to show him the heart.

Speak to Arrav again who will tell you that he requires his shield to fight Zemouregal. Go to the museum and distract Orlando Smith by pressing the big red button next to Loarnab's body, found south-east. Once he is distracted, head over to Curator Haig Halen in the south west corner of the museum and pickpocket him for the Display cabinet key. If you don't distract Orlando, he stops you from pickpocketing. Use the key to open the display case containing the shield to retrieve it. This must be done during the time that Orlando Smith is distracted, otherwise you will have to press the button again.

Have Darklight and the Shield of Arrav unequipped and in your inventory and return to Arrav. You will need to give him Darklight and his shield. Click on the door in front of Arrav to start the fight. You will be playing as Arrav for the next part. You will have to face Sharathteerk first, who will stop before you finish him. You will have the choice to spare or kill him. Your choice doesn't matter. When he's dealt with, he will drop a Healing orb which will heal Arrav to max hit points. After defeating him, talk to Tiny Zemouregal who is sitting on the throne and who tells you that the real Zemouregal is on the roof. To get to the roof, go into the room to the east and go up the stairs which take you directly to the roof.

Confrontation with Zemouregal[edit | edit source]

Sharathteerk[edit | edit source]

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Versus Sharathteerk

You are now in control of Arrav, and you have to fight the gargoyle Sharathteerk. You wield Darklight and the Shield of Arrav, so one-handed melee and shield abilities are available to use. The fight is difficult; he hits much harder than Zemouregal. Use the abilities to your best extent, making sure to heal yourself with Resonance or Sacrifice.

When Sharathteerk reaches 0 life points, he stops attacking and begs for mercy. If you spare him, he gives you a healing orb. If you kill him, it is on the ground. Regardless of sparing/killing him, the healing orb restores all of your health.

Zemouregal[edit | edit source]

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The final battle

This next section can be graphically demanding, depending on your system, making the fight much more difficult. If you experience poor performance/frame-rate issues, it is highly advised to turn down the graphics settings.

Go east and climb up the stairs. Arrav confronts Zemouregal on the top of the palace. He is shocked to discover that Arrav possesses the Shield of Arrav, and the final battle between the two enemies begins. As before, you control Arrav and are able to use one-handed melee and shield abilities.

To damage Zemouregal, you must first destroy the three protection portals surrounding him. Each one defeated drops a healing orb, which may be used to heal Arrav, but unlike the orb from Sharathteerk, they only heal 1/10th of your maximum life points. Unlike the fight with Sharathteerk, Darklight does more damage against Zemouregal. Occasionally, he summons zombies or New Varrock guards to assist him in the fight; simply ignore them and keep attacking Zemouregal and his protection portals when they appear.

On the second set of portals, Zemouregal adds explosive cows as reinforcements. Although they are fairly weak, they explode when they touch Arrav, Zemouregal, or a portal, dealing 1500 damage, which instantly destroys portals. When Zemouregal has 1/3rd of his life points left, he starts summoning a large amount of protection portals and explosive cows. Lure the cows into the portals to destroy as many of them as you can. Once all of the portals are destroyed, explosive cows continually appear until Zemouregal is killed. When dodging cows, be mindful of the fact that accidentally running onto the stairs to the north will reset the entire battle with no warning whatsoever.

Before finishing him, it is recommended that you lure five cows to him in order to complete the "The Moo-er of All Bombs" task.

Kill him to finish the fight.

Walking down the top of the palace will reset the battle, and you will need to fight Zemouregal all over again.

Freedom of New Varrock[edit | edit source]

After Zemouregal is dead, Arrav meets you in New Varrock square and informs you of Zemouregal's death. He also explains that he and the other zombies of New Varrock are now finally at peace and are able to die. He then collapses and dies in front of you, and you are returned to Varrock.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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Music unlocked

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Required for completing[edit | edit source]

Dimension of Disaster: Curse of Arrav is not currently required for any quests or miniquests.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If players have completed One Small Favour, they say "Ye gods, no! Not another One Small Favour..." when they ask for the canopic jar.
  • If you destroy the shield and attempt to retrieve it, Orlando comments on how he stopped caring that you stole it.
  • The achievement you earn from defacing the paintings in the vault room (Bank-Z) is a pun based on a combination of "Z" for Zemouregal and Banksy, the anonymous famous graffiti artist.
  • While cooking to fill up the urn Ernie gives you if you have a Cooking urn partially full in the main dimension, it will not allow you to fill the one in the Disaster dimension.
  • Even though Sharathteerk is defeated by Arrav, the player still receives combat experience.
  • If Arrav is injured after fighting Zemouregal, the player's life points will be affected by the same amount.