|Kennith's Concerns (#135)|
|Release date||11 March 2008 (Update)|
|Quest series||Sea Slug series|
|Main developer(s)||Jonathan S|
|Infobox • Talk page|
Official description[edit | edit source]
As ever, there are strange occurrences afoot in the sea slug-riddled town of Witchaven. Kennith, the child rescued at the end of the Sea Slug quest, is convinced that the usually peaceful (albeit gastropod-possessed) locals are up to no good in the caverns under the village and asks players to investigate. Beware: not everything is quite what it seems.
Overview[edit | edit source]
|Member requirement||Members only|
|Official length||Medium to Long|
|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||
Return of the Slugs?[edit | edit source]
Talk to Kennith, located in the house immediately west of the church in Witchaven. He will inform you that the slug-possessed villagers are again digging in the shrine and will ask you to investigate. Climb down the old ruin entrance immediately west of Kennith, and then go through the wall opening on the east wall as soon as you enter the ruin.
From there, head east to enter a twisting tunnel. Make your way to the end of the tunnel; an agility shortcut is available. Climb over the rocks, and then talk to one of the villagers guarding a dark entrance. The villagers will eerily explain that they are again working and want the fruit of their labour to be a surprise for outsiders.
Make your way back to Kennith. As you climb back over the rocks, you will nearly be hit by falling rocks.
Once back with Kennith, you will find him acting strangely, having lost all interest in the shrine and sea slugs; instead, he wants to find his parents.
Kennith Is Wonderful[edit | edit source]
Make your way to Kennith's parents, Kent and Caroline, located outside the east side of the church, and speak with them. Your conversation with the parents is odd. Kent will then stop talking, slip you a note, and run off.
Read the note, which asks you to meet Kent at the entrance of the Legends' Guild because he finds it difficult to talk openly in Witchaven. Walk to the Legends' Guild north of Witchaven, and talk to Kent. He will explain that Kennith is a demanding son and is worried that Kennith may be seeking revenge on Kimberly, a new girl in town, for losing his favourite toy train. He will ask you to check on Kimberly to make sure she is safe.
Kimberly's Concerns[edit | edit source]
If you log out during this section, the villagers will reset and Kimberly will return to her house. You will have to start the process over from the first set of villagers.
Return to Witchaven, and talk to Kimberly, who is in the northernmost house in Witchaven, near Jeb. She will explain that villagers have been surrounding her house chanting her name and that she has been hearing banging and digging noises below her house.
Agree to accompany her around town to look for her parents, who have gone missing. A cutscene will occur in which the villagers surround her house, demanding that she come out to play. Kimberly will ask you to act as bait to lead the villagers to the church and then lock them in. She believes that the power of Saradomin will calm them down, which appears to be true, as the villagers eventually sit peacefully in the pews after they're locked up.
Run around the house to get the four villagers following you, and then head to the church. They won't attack you but easily get stuck behind obstacles. Get them all in the church, then run out and close the door. Now talk to Kimberly and follow her to Kennith's house.
The Dungeon[edit | edit source]
Follow Kimberly to Kennith, directly west of the church. Talk to Kimberly, where she will then begin talking to Kennith about the disappearance of her parents and ask if Kennith has seen them. Kennith will deny having seen them, and mention that his own parents are "indisposed" at the moment. He will deny that he is worried about his missing parents. Kimberly will then ask if you hear something outside. A cutscene will play showing that the villagers have escaped, and she will ask you once again to get rid of the villagers. Lead them back to the church, closing the door again to keep them inside.
Talk to Kimberly and follow her to Ezekial Lovecraft, at the fishing store. Again, talk to Kimberly to start the dialogue with Ezekial, who will reveal that the new caverns in the shrine lead under Kimberly's house. Ezekial offers to allow you into the guarded area in the shrine, as he is recognised as one of the villagers.
Talk with Kimberly. Then head to the old ruin entrance and, as before, make your way back to the guarded shrine entrance. Ezekial will be waiting for you there. Talk to Ezekial and then to one of the two villagers, and you will be let in. This intermediate room has two doors: the metal one is locked. Talk to Ezekial once more. He will ask you to travel through the cavern behind the wooden door to unlock the metal door.
First Room[edit | edit source]
If you log out during your trip through all of the rooms, don't worry: You will be able to just run right through them without having to sneak around so long as you have stunned the villagers by putting rubium in the vents.
Go through the wooden door. You will be in a large room, which looks like a minigame. Your goal is to prospect the far wall and break through it, without being seen. If you get caught, the villagers will "roughly drag you to the entrance and throw you out of the room," so be careful.
Your first move once inside can either be to hide behind one of the minecarts or to run and hide behind the wall in the south. If you plan to go the whole way, you will need to set off just as the last miner has turned to face in the other direction; otherwise, you will be spotted and thrown out. If you only get to one of the minecarts in the first stage, make sure that none of the miners is looking at you, and then dash behind the southern wall, watching that you don't position yourself directly on the eastern end since you can be seen from that position.
Once you are hidden behind the southern wall, make your way into one of the three alcoves opposite of the wall you will prospect to the east.
Before moving to the wall to prospect, make sure all the miners are facing in the direction of the carts and you are standing as far away from them as possible by the eastern wall. The wall in which you should prospect is the on the north side of the east wall, across from the middle alcove. Do this when the two miners who could potentially see you are facing away. After prospecting, quickly making your way back to the hiding space. Wait until they have come back to stand in front of you and head away again, then mine the rock that has been prospected and quickly enter the gap.
You will find yourself in a narrow tunnel with mine tracks. Follow the tunnel until you get to a lever on one side of the tunnel and a metal door on the other. Use the lever, and Ezekial will come through the door and follow you. Head back around the tunnel until you reach the entrance of the tunnel you came through, go through the door on the eastern wall south of the entrance.
You will find Kent and Caroline in here. Talk with them, and they will blabber about Kennith and how the slugs are doing great work. You see they will be of little use helping you with your task. Speak again to Ezekial. He will tell you about rubium and give his suggestions on how to traverse the second room.
Second Room[edit | edit source]
Walk through the wooden door. This time you are in a room with four minecarts, with the villagers carrying material between the carts and the centre pillar. Your task is to mine four rubium and put it in the steam vents. Make sure to have run mode on. The steam vents are one-click, so you don't need to first click the rubium in your inventory to put it in a vent. The rubium may also combust, sending you out of the room. If that happens, just reenter the room. There are likely many successful methods, but here is one (each instruction must be done when the villagers are all close to the centre pillar):
- Crouch behind northern mine cart.
- Hide behind north-east wall.
- Mine rubium piece No. 3.
- Hide behind north-east wall.
- Place rubium on north-east vent, and quickly go hide behind north-east wall.
- Mine rubium piece No. 4.
- Crouch behind north mine cart.
- As soon as villagers turn around, place rubium on north-west vent then go Crouch behind the west cart.
- Mine rubium piece No. 6 then go Crouch behind west mine cart quickly.
- Hide behind south-west wall.
- Once southern villager is looking away, place rubium on south-west vent, and then go hide behind south-west wall again.
- Mine rubium No. 5.
- Crouch behind south mine cart.
- Place final piece of rubium on south-east vent. As soon as the final piece is put in place, the villagers will collapse, so don't worry about being caught.
Proceed to the south-east door. If your control panel is covering up the door, just close the open control panel to see and then open the south-east door.
An active sign of the porter will bank your rubium. Make sure to unequip one if you have it or you will be unable to complete this section until it depletes.
Talk to Ezekial in the next room to get advice about the third room.
Third room[edit | edit source]
You may need to switch your video tools section to high definition to access the rubium in the north-east, as otherwise the minimap will obscure this area.
Enter the wooden door to end up in another rubium-filled room. Again, there may be many successful methods, but here is one (of course, making sure that the villagers aren't facing you when you move into view). With run turned on:
- Break the rocks in the centre of the room and immediately pass through to the east section.
- Wait until the north-east villager starts walking east, and the door guard is turned away. Run to the north-east pillar and mine four rubium from the wall, staying slightly behind the villager who walks around the pillar. After mining the fourth, make sure the door guard is turned away, and hide behind the wall where you originally broke the rocks.
- Hide behind the east mining cart.
- Use the north steam vent, and hide in the north niche.
- Use the west steam vent, and hide behind the west cart.
- Crouch behind the east cart.
- Run to the south-east corner of the west section, fully into the corner so that the villagers won't see you.
- Use the south steam vent, and again hide in the south-east corner.
- Hide at the entrance to the east section. Wait until the north and south villagers are blocked by their pillars, and the door guard is facing away.
- Use the east steam vent. As it's the last one, you have no need for cover afterwards.
The New Menace[edit | edit source]
Exit through the door, and retrace your steps back through the rooms, past the villagers and Kennith's parents, until you return to the tunnel with the mine tracks. Follow the tracks back to the metal door opposite the lever you used earlier. Pass through the door.
Talk to Kennith, who is in the room. A short cutscene will occur, in which Kennith reveals that he enslaved the villagers, kidnapped Kimberly's parents, and tried to crush you with rocks all as a scheme to get revenge on Kimberly for losing his toy train. Kimberly will be floating in an "energy bubble" with Kennith hovering near her, shooting off sparks.
Talk to Kimberly, who will give you the location of the toy train. Make your way back to town to the train's location. This location varies from player to player.
- Near Ezekial's house, outside of the north door to the east.
- Outside his house, on the north side beside the fishing net.
- Near the pillar outside Mayor Hobb's house (which is on the west side).
- By the water (south of the town).
- South of the house with the well.
Find the train in the area that Kimberly specified, and pick it up. It will be laying on the ground, but no red dot will appear on the minimap, so look carefully. Return to the room with Kennith and Kimberly, and use the train on the boy, calming his demonic rage and freeing Kimberly. You will see one final cutscene. The seemingly normal Kent thanks you for your "heroic" act, as does Ezekial.
Reward[edit | edit source]
- 1 quest point
- 12,000 experience
- 5,000 experience
- Access to the mines under Witchaven
- Ability to mine and sell a volatile new ore rubium to Ezekial Lovecraft for 10 coins each
- Access to a repeatable mini-task
- Ability to make Super Fishing Explosive.
- 2 Treasure Hunter keys and 2 Hearts of Ice
- Additional rewards/activities
If you talk to the parents of Kimberly, they are at the end of the cave (where you found them mining in the quest), they will ask you to fetch an item from the surface. The items that may be requested are listed below:
The player will receive 2 noted coal in exchange for the item. The requested item cannot be noted. By equipping leather boots and an iron hatchet, the player may bring 2 spades, hammers, tinderboxes and leather boots, and 3 of each other item, and an extra of the item last requested. This will generally yield 30-36 coal per trip. However, as it takes several minutes to reach Kimberly from the south-east bank in Ardougne, players may find it more worthwhile to simply mine coal.
- Music unlocked
Required for completing[edit | edit source]
Completion of Kennith's Concerns is required for the following:
Transcript[edit | edit source]
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 27 May 2009 (Update):
- Fixed an issue with the super fishing explosive from Kennith's Concerns that wouldn't let you make it if your Herblore level was higher than required.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- After you fill all the vents in the third room with rubium, there is a chance you will experience a bug where some villagers will not collapse and will still appear to be standing up. This is only graphical; they will not be able to catch you after all the vents have been filled.
- On the first day of release if players clicked to see the spoilers they received the message: There are no spoilers for you here. Come back later, when 'the work' is finished.
- Rubium is based on Rubidium, which is a chemically unstable and highly reactive metallic element.
- Upon completion of the quest, it says in the adventurers log Kennith was a strange and slightly uncomfortable child to be around! I always had an inkling that he was behind this.
- Previously, if you examined some of the male villagers in the sneaking puzzle, they would be referred to as "her" instead of "him", but this has been fixed.
- If you attempt to talk to Kennith whilst he has Kimberly trapped, he will attack you. However, this attack deals no damage.
- At the end of the quest, Kennith says "The Queen is coming for you, Your Name." This is a hint toward the quest Salt in the Wound, where the player confronts the Queen Slug (Mother Mallum).
- In the conversation with Ezekial right before the quest ends, the player asks what Ezekial plans to do. Ezekial replies "I would tell you, but then I'd have to kill you", this is standard comeback in many espionage and security based media.
- When caught, the villagers will point at the player and shriek. This might be a reference to "Invasion of the body snatchers".
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