Enlightened Journey

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Enlightened Journey is a quest in which you help the Entrana monk Auguste set up a hot air balloon transportation system.

Official description[edit | edit source]

On the peaceful island of Entrana, a lone monk has tired of his life of simplicity and quiet reflection. Auguste wants to boldly write his name in the history books; to craftily defeat the laws of physics; to miraculously sail through the air...preferably not to horribly explode into a ball of flaming death.

Of course, to do all this he'll need the help of a worldly adventure[sic]: are you bold enough to merrily laugh in the face of the unknown?

Overview[edit | edit source]

The design for a hot air balloon

To start the quest, player should travel to Entrana, where most equipment is banned. You can get there with a wicked hood teleport to Law Altar, or teleport to Port Sarim with Captain's Log or Lodestone Network and take the ship by talking to the monks there. Speak to Auguste, who is on the west side of the island, just north of Frincos's Fabulous Herb Store.

Auguste requires about two dozen items to make two test balloons. To save time, gather these items before starting the quest. Most can be bought from the Grand Exchange. He requires 3 papyrus, 10 silk, a sack of potatoes, a ball of wool, 8 sacks, a candle or black candle, a bowl, yellow dye, and red dye in total. You can give the items to Auguste before they are needed.

High hopes[edit | edit source]

An angry mob destroying Auguste's origami balloon.
Items needed: 3 papyrus, 1 candle, 1 ball of wool, and 1 sack

Upon first arriving in Entrana, head to the farm north-west of the ship and pick 10 potatoes, and use them to fill up an empty sack to get a sack of potatoes.

After collecting all the materials, talk to Auguste, who intends to be the first balloonist in all of RuneScape and needs an assistant. He will tell you that he needs to perform two test runs.

The first test requires you to make a model of an origami balloon. Use papyrus with the ball of wool, creating a balloon structure, and then use an unlit candle on the balloon structure to get an origami balloon. Do not launch the balloon or else you will have to get the items again!

Talk to Auguste to see a short cut-scene of the balloon launch. After that, talk to him again and he will take the remaining two pieces of papyrus and the sack of potatoes from you. In a second cutscene you launch the next balloon, which is attacked and set on fire by a mob of angry peasants.

Prepare for liftoff[edit | edit source]

A player finishing the balloon
Items needed: Yellow dye, red dye, 10 silk, bowl, 12 willow branches, and 8 empty sacks (which will be turned into sandbags)

Due to limited inventory space, it is recommended to bring the 2 dyes, 10 silk, 1 bowl, and 8 sacks or sandbags together in one trip, and then the 12 willow branches after as the branches cannot be turned in until the previous items have been received by Auguste. No items can be noted, so multiple trips between a bank and Auguste will be required. A bowl can be obtained from the building directly east of Auguste Entrana - 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] if you do not already have one.

After the tests, talk with Auguste, who will require players to gather the materials for a real balloon. Auguste will give the player a basket of apples and a sapling, a willow tree. It is advised to get the willow branches from pregrown trees or from the Grand Exchange.

Fill the empty sacks at the sandpit just south-east of Auguste, to make sandbags. Give the dyes, pieces of silk, bowl and sandbags to Auguste, then use the willow branches on the frame of the balloon to weave a basket. You see a short cutscene of the completed balloon.

Ready for the maiden voyage[edit | edit source]

Items needed: 10 logs
Items recommended: You may want to chop 20 logs; if you don't follow the path described below, you will crash and have to start over, needing 10 more logs. You can chop some on the island if necessary.

After weaving the basket and with logs in the inventory, speak to Auguste to get ready to fly. He'll describe some of what the player should notice and some tips on how to fly the balloon.

The player will see the balloon-control interface. Manoeuvre through the obstacle course without hitting anything (including birds, trees, houses, and clouds) and safely land on the well-marked landing spot on the third screen. Note: There is a bug where the controls show up, but the visual of your balloon does not. Following the recommended path below carefully will still complete the quest; although using the balloon system after that will be difficult.

Balloon control panel[edit | edit source]

Balloon controls panel
  • Clicking any control advances the balloon one "space" to the right.
    • The top button (drop sandbag) moves the balloon two spaces up (up 2)
    • The log button (use log) moves the balloon one space up (up 1)
    • "Relax" advances the balloon to the right without changing altitude (right 1)
    • The normal rope lowers the balloon by one space (down 1)
    • The red rope lowers the balloon by two spaces (down 2)
    • Clicking "Bail" will cancel the flight.

The numbers at the side of sack and log buttons correspond to how many times player can use the resources, respectively; therefore, fuel is limited. If player runs out of fuel they can still "relax," or lower altitude by pulling ropes.

How the balloon appears to travel is not as important as where it will end up. If the balloon meets a cloud right above it and a bird in front of it, it is possible to go right between both obstacles by dropping sacks or pulling the red rope, raising and dropping the balloon by 2 spaces, respectively. The balloon will fly high or low enough to avoid the bird and will advance one space forward to avoid the cloud. It might not seem like the balloon can fit through, but it can.

Flying to Taverley[edit | edit source]

When ready to fly, you will move through three screens, showing your flight path to Taverley and balloon control interface.

There are various ways to control the balloon, and the following is just one of the suggested paths; however, using this path is highly suggested, as it works consistently. If you crash, you have to run back, get more logs, and return to the island, which turns what is a medium-length quest into a long one. (There is currently a bug where the interface will not show the three screens, failing the user on the first normal rope lowering.) (If the screens are bugged and don't show but you can still interact with the controls follow the instructions exactly below and you'll still successfully arrive in Taverley - confirmed 28/08/2020)

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Taverley Screen 1: Drop sandbag, Burn log, Relax (x9), Pull RED rope, Relax (x2), Pull normal rope 1, Relax (x5)

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Taverley Screen 2: Burn log, Relax (x2), Burn log, Relax (x10), Burn log, Relax (x4)

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Taverley Screen 3: Relax (x7), Pull RED rope, Pull normal rope, Relax (x3), Burn log, Relax (x4), Pull normal rope

The balloon should end up one space above the landing pad, with no air space in between. Flying past the landing pad would get the balloon blown away, and getting the balloon in the space with landing pad would cause it to smash to the ground: In both cases the flight, would be considered unsuccessful. Player needs to restart the flight by gathering the logs again before going to Entrana. Thankfully, the balloon is intact.

After the balloon has landed, talk to Auguste to finish the quest.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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Additional rewards/activities
Music unlocked

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Required for completing[edit | edit source]

Enlightened Journey is not currently required for any quests or miniquests.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Credits[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 17 October 2016 (Update):
    • The graphics used on the balloon network puzzle during Enlightened Journey have been reworked, to help users with poor performance complete the puzzle.
  • patch 27 May 2014 (Update):
    • The Enlightened Journey assistants now turn to face the player during conversation.
  • patch 24 April 2013 (Update):
    • A stretching issue with Auguste when you crash into the sea during An Enlightened Journey has been fixed.
  • patch 12 February 2013 (Update):
    • Clicking out of the Balloon travel interface from Enlightened Journey will no longer have strange side effects.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The quest is a reference to the Age of Enlightenment, a movement in Europe the 18th century marked by increasing empiricism and scientific rigour, along with increased questioning of religious orthodoxy.
  • When testing the test balloons, peasants will destroy it with pitchforks, which is exactly what happened during the invention of the hot air balloon.
  • The villagers' names during the mob scene are Larry, Curly, and Moe, characters from The Three Stooges. There is also a fourth villager named Bob.
  • Auguste says, "I want to explore new frontiers" and your character then replies, "And go where no man has gone before?", a reference to the famous title sequence from Star Trek: The Original Series. After first experiment, Auguste also says, "We shall meekly go! No...no...it needs to sound grander. We shall cautiously go..." which is also a reference to "boldly go" from the same title sequence. At the end of the first successful voyage, Auguste again says "The next step will be to go where no men have gone before."
  • Auguste refers to his business as his "enterprise", which is the name of the main starship in Star Trek: The Original Series. Auguste's line "should we encounter tribb..., beg your pardon, trouble" is a reference to the episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" from the same show.
  • The phrase "Player, it has been a privilege flying with you." is a reference to the 1995 film Apollo 13.