|Gertrude's Cat (#49)|
|Release date||28 July 2003 (Update)|
|Main developer(s)||Tom W|
|Quality assurance||Unknown edit|
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Official description[edit | edit source]
Gertrude's cat has been missing for some time now. This has got Gertrude very worried, so could you help rescue her prized pet?
Handling cats isn't an easy business. They get hungry and need plenty of attention, but if you're the pet type, then this is the quest for you!
Overview[edit | edit source]
|Start point||Gertrude in her house west of Varrock|
|Member requirement||Free to play|
|Requirements||Skill requirements are not boostable unless marked with a [B] for boostable.
|Items required||Items from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.|
|Enemies to defeat||
Runaway vacation[edit | edit source]
Head west from Varrock Square, following the road towards Gunnarsgrunn (formerly known as Barbarian Village) until you come across a musician's resting spot. Gertrude's house is directly south of this musician. If you don't already have one, go behind the house and pick up a doogle leaf. Now go inside the house and talk to Gertrude; she will tell you that she has lost her cat named Fluffs. She asks you to go and talk to her children, Shilop and Wilough, in Varrock Square.
Negotiations[edit | edit source]
Travel to Varrock square and speak with her children. They will tell you that they have a secret hideout where they took Fluffs with them, but won't reveal its location until they get something in return. Give them 100 coins in exchange for the location.
Head to the Lumber Yard, the secret hideout, which is north-east of Varrock, north of the Earth altar, and directly east of the Jolly Boar Inn. Once at the lumber yard, look for a broken fence on the west side that you can squeeze under (red line on minimap). Climb up the ladder in the north-eastern building and you will find Fluffs.
When you try to pick her up, she refuses to move, and also seems thirsty; use the bucket of milk on her. Try and pick her up again, but she still refuses to move and is now hungry. Use the doogle leaves on the raw sardine to make a doogle sardine, which Fluffs will happily eat. Make sure to choose "Pick-up" to get to the next prompt, as the "Stroke" option will suggest you keep feeding her. Be sure to click through the entirety of the dialogue, or you'll have to give her another doogle sardine/bucket of milk for the next prompt.
Homeward bound[edit | edit source]
Try and pick her up again and she still refuses to move. The game will inform you that kittens can be heard mewing close by. Climb down the ladder and search through the jiggling crates until you find three little kittens inside. The kittens will be in different crates for different players. If the kittens are dropped or lost, they will return to a crate, which may be different than the first. Be sure to click through the cut scene dialogue, or you'll have to go back down the stairs and re-search the jiggling crate to re-obtain the three little kittens for the next prompt.
Go back to Fluffs and use the kittens on her. She'll run back home to Gertrude's house with the kittens.
Return to Gertrude to claim your reward. Quest complete!
Rewards[edit | edit source]
- 1 quest point
- 1,525 experience lamp
- A kitten (if you lose your cat/kitten, you can buy another from Gertrude for 100 coins)
- Chocolate cake
- 2 Treasure Hunter keys and 2 Hearts of Ice
Achievements[edit | edit source]
- Gertrude's Cat ( 0) – Complete this Novice quest.
- Varrock achievements
- Ardougne achievements
Required for completing[edit | edit source]
Gertrude's Cat is directly required for the following quests/miniquests:
- Icthlarin's Little Helper
- Pieces of Hate
- Purple Cat (miniquest)
- Recipe for Disaster
- Recipe for Disaster: Freeing Evil Dave
- 'Phite Club
- A Tail of Two Cats
- Children of Mah
- Crocodile Tears
- Full completion of Curse of the Black Stone
- Dealing with Scabaras
- Desert Slayer Dungeon
- Desperate Measures
- Full completion of Desperate Times
- Dimension of Disaster
- Dimension of Disaster: Curse of Arrav
- Dishonour among Thieves
- Do No Evil
- Evil Dave's Big Day Out
- Fate of the Gods
- Full completion of Heart of Stone
- Kindred Spirits
- Koschei's Troubles
- Mahjarrat Memories
- Missing My Mummy
- Full completion of Missing, Presumed Death
- Full completion of Nadir
- Nomad's Elegy
- One of a Kind
- Our Man in the North
- Rat Catchers
- Rebuilding Edgeville
- Recipe for Disaster: Defeating the Culinaromancer
- Ritual of the Mahjarrat
- Sliske's Endgame
- Smoking Kills
- Tales of Nomad
- The Curse of Arrav
- The Light Within
- The Mighty Fall
- The Temple at Senntisten
- Full completion of The World Wakes
Transcript[edit | edit source]
Development team[edit | edit source]
- Developer: Tom W
- Conversion: Ian T, Jon S
- Audio: Ian T
- Developer 2: Ali F
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 18 March 2019 (Update):
- Gertrude's chat tree has been rewritten to centralise the flow of dialogue.
- ninja 6 November 2017 (Update):
- This quest now awards an XP lamp instead of direct XP on completion.
- ninja 9 October 2017 (Update):
- The Gertrude's Cat quest is now free to play.
- During Gertrude's Cat, only the crate containing Fluff's kittens will jiggle, and only once Fluffs has been fed.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Prior to the update removing the Rat Pits, Gertrude's cat 'Fluffs' could be found in the Varrock Rat Pits 'catching some tail', after completing this quest and Rat Catchers.
- After starting Garden of Tranquility, you can use your Ring of Charos to charm Gertrude into letting you choose your kitten's colour.
- Gertrude's name may be a reference to the seventh-century abbess, Saint Gertrude of Nivelles, who was also referred to as the patron saint of cats.
|Removed or significantly changed|
|Italics denote that the quest was demoted to a miniquest.|