|Release date||15 February 2005 (Update)|
|Location(s)||East of the Slayer Tower|
|Actions||Talk to, Examine|
|Examine||An old, cranky lady|
|Infobox • Talk page|
The old crone can be found in the house east of the Slayer Tower. She was once a resident of Port Phasmatys and was a friend of Velorina. She spoke out against Necrovarus and fled before he took power.
She has a central role in Ghosts Ahoy, and a minor role in Animal Magnetism. During both quests, she will modify a player's ghostspeak amulet in ways that are required to complete the quests successfully. During Ghosts Ahoy, she uses Haricanto's ritual of enchantment to enchant the player's Ghostspeak amulet with the power to force a ghost to perform a task. The player uses it to force Necrovarus to allow the ghosts of Port Phasmatys to move on to the afterlife if they want to. During Animal Magnetism, she creates a special ghostspeak amulet so that Alice can speak with her husband without being able to understand other ghosts.
After the Swept Away quest, players who talk to her with the broomstick in their inventory receive 7,139 Magic exp. Maggie knows of the Crone's mystical abilities and whereabouts, hinting the two may have known each other in the past. Furthermore, when a player asks The Old Crone to enchant their broom, she says: "I suppose I could, just this once, for old times' sake." This may be another suggestion that Maggie and The Old Crone know each other.
Players can reach her via the following ways:
- The fastest way is to use the Slayer ring and walk outside.
- Fairy ring access code CKS leads to a spot just south of the tower and west of Canifis.
- Teleport to the Canifis Lodestone and walk north-west.
- Kharyrll Teleport either via a player-owned house portal or through Ancient Magicks. (Canifis again)
- Ectophial can be used to teleport to Port Phasmatys. Walk west.
- Players can walk from Varrock, although this is by far the longest route.
Dialogue[edit | edit source]
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 4 July 2016 (Update):
- Some tone issues with Cyreg Paddlehorn and the Old Crone have been fixed.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Old Crone will say, "When 100 years old you reach, look like an old prune you will." This could be a reference to Yoda from Star Wars, who makes a similar comment when talking to Luke.
- While the Old Crone enchants the player's Ghostspeak amulet, she performs the old Dance emote.
- Her son, the old man, can be found at a shipwreck east of her house.