Family Crest

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Family Crest (#24)
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Release date9 April 2002 (Update)
Voice OverNo
Official seriesNone
AgeFifth Age
Start areaVarrock
CombatNPC combat level 80–89
Advanced data
Quest ID116
Quest create ID44
Official difficultyExperienced

Family Crest is a quest during which the player retrieves the Fitzharmon family crest pieces from the three brothers to return it to their father.

Official description[edit | edit source]

The Fitzharmon family crest has gone missing, and the family honour has been lost.

Can you find the crest and return it to Dimintheis in Varrock?

There are three different rewards available, but you can only choose one; so choose carefully!

Overview[edit | edit source]

The crest[edit | edit source]

Dimintheis chathead.png

To start, speak with Dimintheis, whose house is in the fenced-off area in the south-eastern section of Varrock. He'll tell you that he belongs to the noble family of Fitzharmon, but without his family's crest, he can't prove his heritage and take back his estate from the King.

His sons took the crest when they left to defend Varrock against the hordes of zombies sent forth by an evil necromancer, and he doesn't know what happened to them afterwards. He has, however, heard rumours that his eldest son, Caleb, is now an aspiring fish chef and is currently staying with a friend just outside the western gates of Varrock.

Caleb[edit | edit source]

Items needed: A cooked shrimp, salmon, tuna, bass and swordfish.

Caleb can be found by Gertrude's house, located just outside the western entrance of Varrock. Talk to him, and he'll say that he and his brothers broke the crest into three parts to avoid any one of them inheriting their father's wealth. In their shame, they took a piece of the crest each and set out their own ways, unable to face their father.

Caleb, found near Gertrude's house in Varrock

Since a broken crest is of no use to anyone, he agrees to exchange it for some fish that he needs for a special and unique salad he is currently making. What you need is a shrimp, salmon, tuna, bass, and swordfish — all cooked. If you need to catch the fish yourself (which requires level 50 Fishing and 45 Cooking):

  • Head west towards Gunnarsgrunn to fish the salmon (use "Lure", feathers required).
  • Teleport to Catherby where you can fish for the tuna and swordfish (use "harpoon" in cage/harpoon spots), shrimp (use "net" in net/bait spots) and the bass (use "net" in net/harpoon spots; this may take a minute as you would frequently haul other items). Alternatively, it is possible to avoid going to Gunnarsgrunn by stealing salmon from the fish stall in Catherby; this requires 42 Thieving.
  • Go to Gertrude's house and cook the fish on the range.

Once you have all of it, give the cooked fish to Caleb and he'll give you the crest part as promised. Ask Caleb about the other pieces, and he will tell you the whereabouts of one of his other brothers, Avan (don't forget or Avan wont speak to you).

Avan[edit | edit source]

Items needed: 2 cut ruby
Avan wearing his yellow cape at the mines

Head to the Al Kharid Mine and talk to Avan, the man with a yellow cape wandering around the pit entrance. He tells you that he is trying to win the affection of a certain lady by gifting her a ruby-studded ring and necklace made out of 'perfect' gold. You can mine uncut ruby from the Uncommon gem rock at the north end of the mine and cut them (requires 20 Mining and 34 Crafting). Unfortunately, the gold here in the desert isn't nearly good enough for him. He'll tell you about a dwarf named Boot, who might know the whereabouts of this 'perfect' gold.

A player talking to Boot

Make your way to the Dwarven Mines below the Ice Mountain, a short distance northeast from the Falador lodestone. Boot can be found in a cavern to the south-west of the Dwarven Shopping Store; talk to him and ask him about the elusive gold. He'll tell you that the highest quality of gold can be found in a small dungeon near Witchaven, although it isn't really easy to get to it.

Make sure to get good food and armour before heading into the Witchaven dungeon, as there are monsters that may harm lower-levelled players (level 35 Hobgoblins, level 67 Ogres and level 92 Hellhounds). Home teleport to Ardougne and head east then south to an "old ruin entrance", and climb down it.

Keep following the path and then head south to a locked door to the east that leads to a room that holds a couple of hellhounds, along with the 'Perfect' gold rocks. To the north and south are two rooms with levers in and outside of them – you'll have to do a lever puzzle to unlock the gate to the caged area.

Mining the 'perfect' gold ore.

Remember that if you logout while doing the puzzle you will have to start over:

  • Head to the northern lever located outside the room and pull it up.
  • Head to the southern lever, located inside the room and pull it up.
  • Return to the northern room and pull the lever outside the room down.
  • Enter the northern room and push the lever in there up.
  • Leave the room and pull the one outside the northern room up.
  • Go back to the southern room and pull the inside lever down.
  • Now you are free to enter the room with the hellhounds.

Mine two gold ores in the room and head to any furnace to smelt them into perfect gold bars – there's one just west of the Al Kharid lodestone. Next, make the perfect ring and perfect necklace by using the perfect gold bar on the furnace with two rubies in your inventory.

Once you have the items, head back to the Al Kharid mine and give them to Avan. As a reward, he'll give you the second piece of the crest and tell you where to find the final brother, Johnathon.

Johnathon[edit | edit source]

Items needed: An antipoison potion, as well as a deathtouched dart, or enough elemental runes and magic weapon to cast Air, Water, Earth, and Fire Blast at least once.

The last brother — Johnathon — is staying in the Jolly Boar Inn, near Fort Forinthry. He is upstairs in one of the bedrooms. Climb up the stairs to talk to him (you might have to speak to him twice); he'll tell you that he got bit by a poison spider. Use the antipoison on him, and he'll be very grateful and relate to you about what happened. Apparently, Johnathon attempted to kill a blood demon called Chronozon. Unfortunately, Chronozon defeated him, and in his efforts to escape, he was bitten by the poisonous spider. When you ask him for the third part of the crest, he says that he dropped it while fighting Chronozon and that you must go retrieve it.

Chronozon is located in the Edgeville Dungeon, which is in the ruined building just south of the bank. Climb down into the dungeon and keep going north along that path, taking a left at the farthest corner.

The safespot from the demon on the north-west side of the cave (camera facing north).

You may make use of the safespot in the north-west side of the cave, behind the space between the stalagmite and the torch. You may have to kill the aggressive poison spiders, but they can't attack you once you are in position.

You must use each of Air, Water, Earth, and Fire Blast to defeat Chronozon. They can be auto-casted, and abilities work. The blast spells must damage the demon, therefore bringing extra runes is advised due to the possibility of a spell splashing. An elemental battlestaff, or air runes and a mindspike to change the element can be used to save on elemental runes. You can also use a Deathtouched dart to defeat Chronozon without casting any of the spells.

You must continue to attack using the blast spell until you receive the message "... Blast seems to have done all it will to Chronozon", at which point you must switch to another Blast spell. After you cast the blast spells successfully, you can fight Chronozon however you like. If you leave the area or logout during the fight, Chronozon will be restored to full health and you will have to recast the spells, even if you had already weakened him.

Once you've killed him, he will drop the crest part. Simply grab it and leave.

The crest reassembled[edit | edit source]

Now that you have all three crest pieces, put them together by using any one part with another to make the family crest and then make your way back to Varrock. Give the crest to Dimintheis, who will be very pleased to have it back.

Congratulations, quest complete!

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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Achievements[edit | edit source]

Required for completing[edit | edit source]

Family Crest is directly required for the following quests/miniquests:

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Credits[edit | edit source]

Family Crest
DeveloperPaul Gower, Mod James (conversion to RuneScape 2)
AudioMod Ian

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 27 March 2023 (Update):
    • The 59 Magic requirement from the Family Crest quest has been removed, since Chronozon's blast spell mechanic can be bypassed with a Deathtouched Dart.
  • patch 11 January 2021 (Update):
    • You'll no longer receive popup messages regarding deposits in the ore box when smelting gold or silver before completing Family Crest.
  • patch 19 August 2019 (Update):
    • A grammatical issue during the Family Crest quest has been resolved.
  • patch 30 April 2018 (Update):
    • Fixed a grammatical error with Dimintheis's dialogue at the start of Family Crest.
  • patch 15 January 2018 (Update):
    • A typo in Family Crest has been corrected.
  • update 26 November 2018 (Update):
    • Changed the text during Family Crest quest when talking about how to defeat Chronozon - it now specifically states Blast spells are required.
  • patch 9 November 2015 (Update):
    • Players can now reliably enchant the gauntlets from the Family Crest quest.
  • patch 5 October 2015 (Update):
    • The quest entry for Family Crest now states defeating a Level 84 Demon instead of a level 170 demon.
  • patch 7 January 2014 (Update):
    • Players will now need to recast all of the blast spells if they leave the fight with Chronozon after successfully casting blast spells.
  • patch 22 November 2012 (Update):
    • Family Crest can once again be completed.
  • patch 1 February 2011 (Update):
    • Some grammar has been fixed in Family Crest.
  • patch 8 February 2010 (Update):
    • Johnathon from Family Crest will no longer swap your gloves on a free world.
  • patch 20 October 2009 (Update):
    • The requirements for the Family Crest quest now correctly cross out when you meet them.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The quest was originally named Family Honour prior to release.
  • While talking with the Gem Trader, he says "I know there's gold out there, in them there sand dunes," a reference to the saying "there's gold in them there hills," (referencing a gold rush in real life).
  • After the PvP Wilderness was returned, Chronozon was hard for some players to deal with because he was in a PvP area, even though Jagex had promised to move all quests out of the wilderness. After some ranting in the forums (now archived), a tunnel was added that took him out of the Wilderness to his current, non-PvP location.
  • Orry, the NPC watching over the beacon just north of the Jolly Bear inn, will refuse to talk to the player if Johnathon is still ailing. After the player has used an anti-poison on Johnathon, the usual options for beacon-NPC's are available again.
  • Before the Evolution of Combat, chaos gloves increased bolt spell's max hit by 40. After the evolution of combat they stopped working due to a bug. It has since been fixed and they now provide a 10% damage bonus when using bolts spells.
  • When first receiving the family gauntlets the player can instantly destroy them and talk to Dimintheis again to receive the cooking gauntlets.
  • Johnathon still states that Chronozon must be damaged with each of the four spells of death, despite Evolution of Combat removing the Death rune requirement from the blast spells, prior to being fixed.
  • The quest boss, Chronozon, is named after the character Choronzon from The Sandman series. The boss was named by Rab.