Sumona

Sumona is an incarnation of Amascut found in the north of Pollnivneach, in a house south-east of the magic carpet transport spot. She can be spoken to to begin the Smoking Kills quest, though she won't talk to the player with a cat out.

In Smoking Kills, Sumona tells you that her sister, Jesmona, has been caught by a monster and trapped under the well in the centre of Pollnivneach. However, after the quest, players learn that Sumona and Jesmona are one and the same. This is revealed by Catolax in the Pollnivneach Slayer Dungeon, during the final cutscene. He further explains that Sumona is, in fact, Amascut, the Devourer, in disguise. However, as Amascut promised the player a reward in return for saving her sister, she is forced to act as a Slayer master. However, this does not stop her from sending them on dangerous assignments, as she hopes they will eventually die during one of them.

After players complete the quest, Sumona becomes a new Slayer Master (with 90 Combat and 35 Slayer). She also explains about the Slayer points obtained for each Slayer assignment completed. Although she is a lower-levelled Slayer Master, she has the highest weighting for corrupted creature and soul devourer tasks.

Slayer points

The amount of Slayer points gained by completing tasks depends on the amount of consecutively completed tasks. Since Smoking kills is required to use Sumona as a Slayer Master, tasks assigned by her always grant full points upon completion.

Slayer points awarded by Sumona
12 60 180

Completing 50 tasks assigned by Sumona grants an average of 19.2 points per tasks, if Smoking kills has been completed.

Assignments

1. ^ Requires you to speak to the dying knight outside of God Wars Dungeon to unlock them as a task.
2. ^ Jagex. Mod Daze's Twitter account. 7 August 2018. (Archived from the original on 20 December 2019.) Mod Daze: "Talk to the guy on the surface and it should unlock then"

Slayer Challenge

Jesmona kills an insectoid assassin.

Sumona will occasionally offer a special task in place of a regular Slayer task. The player can decline to take the special task without penalty. If the player accepts the special task, completing the task:

• Earns 15,000 Slayer experience
• Earns 30 Slayer points
• Counts as a task for the player's consecutive task count, thus 12 Slayer points are received, giving a total of 42 points.

Sumona's special task is for the player to slay the Kalphite Queen. The queen is very hard to kill solo, and players on this task can be assisted by another player. However, the player is only credited with completing the task if they cause the majority of the damage to the queen, and CoinShare/LootShare must be off. The slayer helmet does not seem to work for the queen's second form.

A dynamic calculator for task weight can be found here.

The percentage chance of getting assigned a given Slayer task can be calculated using the formula

${\displaystyle {\frac {w}{S}}\times 100\%}$

where ${\displaystyle w}$ is the task's weight and ${\displaystyle S}$ is the sum of all weights for the particular Slayer Master. Note that the weights of all blocked tasks, as well as tasks toggled off have to be subtracted from the sum ${\displaystyle S}$. For Sumona, assuming all possible assignments are available, ${\displaystyle S}$ = 476.

Preferring a task makes it approximately twice as likely to be assigned, for the first assignment choice, but does not affect the weighting of the second assignment choice provided by a Slayer VIP ticket.[1]

Dialogue

Transcripts Sumona speaks in:

Update history

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• patch 3 July 2017 (Update):
• Sumona now only assigns scorpions, desert lizards and crocodiles if the level requirement to kill them in the Sophanem slayer dungeon is met.
• patch 22 May 2017 (Update):
• Sumona can no longer give slayer assignments to underlevelled players.
• patch 13 April 2015 (Update):
• Sumona will no longer be referred to as “him” when using a slayer gem.
• patch 14 August 2012 (Update):
• Sumona no longer has a blank chat box when speaking to her.

Trivia

• When trying to close her curtain entrance, it gives the response "Some mystical force prevents you from moving the curtain. Sumona gives you a knowing smirk."
• If you ask Sumona about her sister she'll reply saying 'Am I my sister's keeper?'. This is a reference to Genesis 4:9 where Cain asks 'Am I my brother's keeper?' after God asks him about his brother.

References

1. ^ Jagex. Mod Rowley's Twitter account. 26 September 2014. (Archived from the original on 28 September 2014.) Mod Rowley: "Preferred Slayer tasks = a silent, second random roll. If either task is on your prefer list, that's what you get (bias towards first roll)... Once normal and prefer roll is decided, [if] you have a VIP ticket, you get the choice between that roll and a third roll."