Meg

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Not to be confused with Megan or Megan (Falador Party Room).
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Megatha Christie, commonly known as Meg, is an aspiring adventurer who describes herself as the player's biggest fan. Meg can be found in the player's player-owned port in the south-west corner. Once a week, resetting on Wednesday at approximately 00:00 UTC, Meg will ask the player for advice on how to deal with three situations that she is expecting on her adventures. After hearing some advice, she will teleport out to her adventures.

When Meg returns the following Wednesday, players receive a chatbox message upon logging in: "You receive word that Meg has returned from her latest adventure." The next time a player talks to Meg, she will tell them how well she did and give them a treasure chest, with a reward that depends on the quality of the advice she was given. If players have allocated 100 quest points to the Hub track of May's Quest Caravan, then in addition to the lamp players may receive a reward from that treasure chest from the same droptable that is used by Wythien when the player gives him 10 crystal motherlode shards.

The advice that Meg is given acts as a bonus to her skills. It is always best to give the best possible advice from the choices offered; however, even she may fail to have a perfect result regardless of whether she was given the best possible advice to all three questions. Excellent answers only give big boosts to Meg's own skills - if the mission is above her league, she will still fail it, although excellent answers guarantee that the player will be rewarded with at least a medium lamp. Players do not need to meet the skill requirements for player-owned ports to speak with and advise Meg.

Exiting the conversation and offering to Help her again before completing the dialogue forces a player to begin the dialogue again from the beginning, allowing a player to choose different advice to give, but Meg will teleport away after she is answered three times.

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Meg sees you
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One of Meg's many questions.

Meg's cases[edit | edit source]

Main article: Meg's cases

During the Mega May event in 2016, players assisted Meg a.k.a. Megatha Christie with her detective agency by investigating cases for her. One case was unlocked each day, and rewards included experience lamps, pets, and an outfit.

Kindred Spirits[edit | edit source]

Main article: Kindred Spirits

During the course of her investigations into various thefts and kidnappings, Meg was herself kidnapped by a dragonkinesque creature. She was used as bait alongside Major Mary Rancour, Linza and Brother Samwell to force the World Guardian to play a series of games designed by Sliske involving the Barrows brothers. Brother Samwell was killed while the others were forced to help the World Guardian defeat the games. During Ahrim's trial, she was possibly tortured, and during Verac's trial, she may have been hurt making a key. During Guthan's trial, she badly impersonated the World Guardian, who was investigating Sliske's secret laboratory. Sliske saw through the guise and, when the World Guardian arrived, beat them and turned Linza into a wight. Meg, alongside Major Rancour and the World Guardian, fled to the surface after the Barrows brothers refused to kill them. She returned back to her post in the player-owned ports afterwards.

Player-owned port[edit | edit source]

The reward comes in the form of a treasure chest that contains two items: a stack of coins and an experience lamp giving experience in a random skill. If the Adventurer in Training perk is unlocked, there is a chance to also roll on the drop table of Wythien's Motherlode shards.

Players will always receive at least a small experience lamp (Ports version, gives equivalent to a Treasure Hunter medium lamp experience) no matter how poorly Meg did.

Meg's response Reward
Oh, wow! I can't believe how amazing that was. Nothing went wrong. I didn't fall over my feet - not that I do that much - and no one threw rocks at me or anything like that. I even found some amazing treasure. Here, you deserve a big share, I couldn't have done it without you! Huge XP lamp + coins
Oh, it was amazing! I followed your advice and - while I did encounter a few problems - I prevailed. I brought you back a share of my treasure, just as I promised. Large XP lamp + coins
That did not go as well as I expected. I'm sorry, but I wasn't able to get the loot that I intended to. Here's what I did find though. I'm sorry, I'll do better next time. Medium XP lamp + coins
Oh, good Guthix, it was horrible! I barely escaped with my life. I-I must have gotten your advice mixed up, I'm so sorry. Oh, I'm such a fool. I'll do better next time, I really will. Please, don't give up on me - I know I can be a better adventurer. I just need practice. Small XP lamp + coins

Meg's questions[edit | edit source]

Main article: Calculator:Meg

The first question will have four answers to select from, while the remaining two questions will have three. The responses available to you depend on your level in the skill being asked about, with the best responses only being available at higher levels. The possible types of answers are excellent, good, bad, neutral or terrible. For some questions there are two possible answers for each type, for a total of ten possible answers per question, and for others there is only one possible choice for each level of answer.

If any of your levels are lower than their base levels, the best possible responses might sometimes not be available. This includes Prayer and Summoning levels that have been drained from maximum.[source needed]

A suggested method of navigating this table is searching for phrases in the question using the "Find" function (CTRL+F, or +F on Mac).

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 12 September 2016 (Update):
    • Moved the breadcrumb trail destination for the Meg entry on the D&D tracker closer to the Ports portal.
  • patch 14 January 2013 (Update):
    • Meg's reward lamps are no longer affected by XP boosting mechanics.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The fourth option when speaking to her is "Shut up Meg.", which is a reference to the reoccurring line in the American animated sitcom Family Guy. Choosing this option does not have any effect on your standing with Meg.
  • One of her descriptions also references Family Guy by stating that for the first four years of her life, her parents thought that she was a house cat, similar to Peter sending a letter to Meg stating such.
  • Meg's question about travelling across terrain faster could be a reference that players often request a "riding skill" or "mounts". So far no mount or riding system exists in RuneScape.
  • When Meg asks about the best way to steal money due to the Duke being rich, while his subjects are poor, is most likely a Robin Hood reference.
  • The options for Meg traversing a waterfall from bad-good are a reference to the Waterfall Quest where you take a raft, before using a rope to descend the cliff.
  • The riding crop she holds in her hand is a possible reference to Indiana Jones.
  • The question about the rare lobsters in Morytania that are deep obsidian black is a reference to the "Rare" Black lobsters scam, where players would attempt to sell burnt lobsters for lots of money. One of the answers for the question references the cutting gem scam.
  • The question on the El Piskay Demon fish of Lumbridge River could be a word twist on El Fishy as pisc- is the latin root for fish, as well as Elpis, the Greek spirit of hope.
  • The answer "Dig a tunnel with a spoon" is a reference to the June 1962 Alcatraz escape, where three prisoners escaped Alcatraz by digging a hole through the cell wall with steel spoons.
  • The answer stating "Poke her with spoons. Witches hate spoons." in the question about stealing a Morytanian witch's book of spells is a reference to the popular internet meme about female dogs liking leaves.
  • The question of how to handle a rare shark that walks on land, and the answers "They'll probably use sound to track prey" and "Keep above ground", may be a possible reference to the 1990 film Tremors.
  • Meg's name and examine text during Mega May are references to crime novelist Agatha Christie.
  • During the Mega May event, she was replaced by Seasinger Jemi for her usual weekly adventurer role where she asks questions to the player, though her voiced dialogue still said Meg.
  • The answer "Run up and punch him in the face." is likely a reference to a Japanese Anime called "A Certain Magical Index", where the main premise of the show is the protagonist running up and punching magicians in the face to defeat them.