Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup

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Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup is a members minigame that takes place around the village of Tai Bwo Wannai on western Karamja. Players must have completed the Jungle Potion quest before they may take part in the minigame. The game centres on the earning of favour from the local villagers, and receiving trading sticks as a reward.

It is popular because of the special hardwood grove woodcutting area containing teak and mahogany trees which are only accessible by paying 100 trading sticks, and it is a good way to obtain the snake hides necessary for snakeskin armour. With the advent of the Summoning skill, it has increased in popularity since some monsters drop pouch components. These formerly useless items can now fetch a very good price at the Grand Exchange.

Players may be attacked by level 60–95 foes during the minigame. These foes include jungle spiders and snakes that can poison the player.

Preparation[edit | edit source]

Required Items Use (Where Found)
Machete Machete.png Cut through jungle. Gem-bladed ones cut faster (They are obtainable on the Grand Exchange, Gabooty with trading sticks or Safta Doc with three of the gems and a machete. A machete on the tool belt also works.)
Pickaxe Bronze pickaxe.png Mining any found gem rocks. It is advised to bring the best one that you can use. (A pickaxe on the tool belt also works.)
Recommended Items Use (Where Found)
Armour If you are planning to bring multiple styles for combat, bring hybrid armour, such as warpriest armour. At higher levels (combat 90+), power armour to finish kills quicker is recommended.
Weapon Any crush weapon, as most enemies encountered are weak to it. If you are having trouble with Broodoo victims, bring a magic weapon along with fire spells.
Antipoison (optional) Most encountered monsters are poisonous. Recommended for player with low combat level. Items to cure poison include:
Food (optional) To last longer at lower levels. Lower quality food (e.g. pineapples, found around north of the Karamja lodestone) can be used to do high damage to White Broodo Victims, or for healing when sliced into pineapple chunks. At around level 90 combat with a tier 60 melee weapon, using regenerate after each enemy eliminates the use of any food or antipoison.
One-click Teleport such as a tele-tablet In case things take a turn for the worse.
Restore potion (optional) To restore lowered stats, lowered by Broodoo Victims.
Relicym's balm (optional) Damages yellow Broodoo victims. (Requires Zogre Flesh Eaters to make. Can be bought on the Grand Exchange.)
Villager clothing (optional) Wearing a full set of villager clothing when speaking to villagers who give trading sticks significantly speeds up the favour-to-trading stick conversion. Gabooty sells all five pieces in four different colours; buying the entire set costs a total of 1,000 trading sticks.
Completion of Tai Bwo Wannai Trio to use the altar in the middle of the village.

How to play[edit | edit source]

A player hacking a dense jungle.

To start the minigame, players must speak to Murcaily on the east side of the village, (Chat 21)

near the mahogany and teak woodcutting area. He will tell them about the people who have started to return only to find their village overrun by jungle and other nasty surprises. He will then tell players that in order to help out, they must help rebuild and reinforce the village fence by cutting the jungle. In return they will gain favour, which may be exchanged with villagers for trading sticks. The current unofficial Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup world is World 56.

You must repair at least one piece of fence before any villager will give you rewards. While doing My Arm's Big Adventure there is a chance the villagers will not trade you any sticks, if this happens completing the quest should resolve the issue. You can achieve 100% favour without repairing fence, and satisfy the Karamja Tasks requirement, but still not be able to receive trading sticks, if you have not repaired any fence. After you have repaired some of the fence, the locals "noticed you doing some work around the village" dialogue option will become available.

Earning favour[edit | edit source]

There are three different ways to earn favour from villagers:

  • Cutting the jungle
  • Repairing the village fences
  • Killing threats to the village (spiders, mosquitoes, etc.)

Cutting the jungle[edit | edit source]

There are three types of jungle surrounding the village, with light being the most common and dense the most rare. A machete is required to cut them. Woodcutting experience is gained from hacking these jungles.

  • Light – level 10 woodcutting required, gives 32 experience – easy to cut; but lower chance of encountering monsters.
  • Medium – level 20 woodcutting required, gives 55 experience – slightly more difficult and slower to cut; a higher chance of encountering monsters.
  • Dense – level 35 woodcutting required, gives 80 experience – difficult to cut and relatively slow. Gives the highest chance of encountering monsters.

Clearing a patch of jungle may reveal a gem rock, which can be mined for a random gem up to diamond, or a gout tuber plant, which is needed for the Karamja achievements, and also can typically be sold for a high price (4,906,921).

Repairing the village fences[edit | edit source]

The rotten village fence can be repaired with a machete and thatch spars obtained from cutting jungle, although this is not recommended because favour can be earned much more quickly by simply cutting the spars into skewer sticks and continuing to hack the undergrowth. Village fences may be repaired with different types of thatch spars: light, medium or dense. The only difference between these is the woodcutting experience received for each spar added to a fence (light: 28 XP; med: 42 XP; dense: 65 XP) and the repair speed.

The player needs 4 spars to repair the fence and 1 more spar to reinforce it for the first time. A fence made with 4 spars lasts just as long as one made with 5 spars. After the first reinforcement, clicking "Reinforce Village fence" again immediately will result in the player adding to the fence an unlimited number of spars, until the spars in the inventory run out.

As the fence decays continually, the repairs made by a player will eventually collapse. Fences will always last around 16 minutes, no matter which spars they were made with. Reinforcement does not prolong the amount of time before the fence collapses.

Killing threats to the village[edit | edit source]

Several types of enemies may attack players while they are hacking the jungle. These enemies are random. All poison caused by the poisonous enemies in this minigame will start at 48 life points per hit.

Monster Level Image Always Drops Notes Poisonous?
Large mosquito 88 Large mosquito.png 1 proboscis Yields some Agility experience when killed. Drops used to create spirit mosquito pouch (Requires level 17 Summoning.) No
Mosquito Swarm 92, 95 Level 92 Level 95 3, 5 proboscis Yields some Agility experience when killed. Drops also used to create spirit mosquito pouch. No
Bush snake 85 Snake.png Snake hide Snake hide may be used in Crafting to craft snakeskin armour. They have a somewhat uncommon spawn in the jungles. Yes
Jungle spider 89 Jungle spider.png Spider carcass Spider carcass can be attached to skewer sticks made by using a machete to thatch spars to make a spider on stick. It can be cooked for food. Spider carcass can also be used for making the Summoning spirit spider pouch (requires level 10 Summoning). No
Broodoo victim 60-63 White Broodoo victim.png Orange Broodoo victim.png Green Broodoo victim.png Tribal mask

(The colour of the mask is what you get.)

Uses stat lowering attacks, and only takes a quarter damage from any regular attack. Depending on what colour the mask is will be its weakness. The masks can be stored inside a player-owned house's costume room. No

Broodoo victims[edit | edit source]

Broodoo victims are an enemy category of their own. They have a combat level of 60 and come in three different colours. They attack with both melee and magic and their spells tend to drain up to four levels from Attack, Strength, Defence, Constitution, Magic, and Ranged in a single hit. You can only hit 1/4 of the normal damage you can normally hit against them, however, players with decent combat stats (90 combat) wearing a tier 60 weapon of any kind shouldn't have many problems dealing with them. Each colour has a specific weakness relating to how they were killed.

  • White and Blue – Food (any kind, but potatoes, cabbages, or onions in sacks save lots of inventory space)
  • Green – regular or super antipoison- barbarian mixes will not work!
  • Orange – Relicym's balm

Tactics for Broodoo victims include:

A player using a super antipoison on a green broodoo victim.
  • Effective for killing Broodoo victims: Food, antipoison potions and Relicym's balm, although for high level players taking the victims on would not be very hard.
    • Food and antipoison can be bought from the store northwest of Tai Bwo Wannai. Have some coins in your money pouch in case you run out of food or antipoison.
  • Players who have completed the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest have access to the Prayer altar (the statue north of the village). When fighting a Broodoo, protection prayers may be turned on to help negate some of the damage and points quickly recharged at the statue.

The Broodoo victim will attack anyone within range, therefore anyone within range maybe able to 'steal' your kill and therefore take it from you. If you are killing Broodoo Victims for their masks it is a good idea to do so in an empty world.

Broodoo victims drop tribal masks. Using a hammer with a mask, two snakeskins, and eight nails, will make a broodoo shield. Even though it does look nice along with the mask, these shields have a very hard time selling on the Grand Exchange.

Collecting trading sticks[edit | edit source]


Almost every villager in the area will give a player trading sticks in return for some of their favour percentage. The amount of trading sticks received at any one time depends on the player's favour. 100% favour will provide the player with exactly 1,000 trading sticks. The same amount of trading sticks will be received if wearing villager clothes sold by Gabooty, but they will be received faster (up to 3x the rate). Villagers will not give trading sticks to players who are wearing a Tribal Mask, as they will mistake the player for a Broodoo victim.

Once players have claimed trading sticks from a villager they must wait a set period of time before they can ask the same person for trading sticks again. Once the favour percentage runs out, the villagers will no longer give trading sticks.

Villagers who have more trading sticks to give visibly carry the trading sticks for the player to see. If the NPC has no trading sticks in their hand, they will refuse to give them to the player when asked.

At higher percentage favour, there is a chance that the villagers will notice that the player has been doing work around the village and automatically provide sticks when spoken to. Otherwise, a dialogue option will need to be selected to ask the villager sticks. Repeatedly clicking the villager may increase the chances of being able to automatically claim sticks.

Villagers[edit | edit source]

Trading sticks are supplied by villagers who are spread around the village. Some of them are located at upper levels, while others wander outside the village fences. The villagers also move about, and it may take some effort to find them.

The villagers who supply trading sticks are as follows:

Note: Villagers will not provide sticks if a Broodoo mask is worn; unequipping this will allow sticks to be claimed as normal.

Rionasta's Parcel Service[edit | edit source]

In addition to supplying trading sticks, Rionasta offers a service of providing players the means to store items in their bank without a lengthy trip to a bank in Ardougne or Shilo Village.

Banking any item costs 10 trading sticks. Stackable items are considered as individual items; for example, sending a stack of 50 arrows will cost 500 trading sticks. The service can be accessed by speaking to Rionasta and asking what he does around there.

Rionasta only lets players bank items, not withdraw them. His service also does not include currency, whether it be coins or trading sticks.

Tips[edit | edit source]

Getting trading sticks[edit | edit source]

  • Trading sticks can be obtained from the Grand Exchange for 16 coins each. You can also sell excess sticks of your own to the Exchange for some money.
  • Opal, jade and red topaz can be mined in the Al Kharid mine at the common gem stone, cut, and traded to Gabooty. This is faster than waiting for random gems to appear while hacking in the jungle.
  • Jogres (in dungeon north of village) and hobgoblins (located south of village) will sometimes drop trading sticks when killed.

Gout tuber[edit | edit source]

  • The quickest way to find a gout tuber is by hacking light jungle with a red topaz machete until a goutweed tuber appears, and then digging it up. This can be repeated by hotkeying the light thatch spars, mashing that hotkey until all the spars in your inventory are converted into skewer sticks, then continuing to hack light jungle.
  • The tuber can either be sold to Gabooty, or planted and grown with the Farming skill to trade to Sanfew in Taverley for other herbs.
  • Due to its rarity and use in the Karamja achievements, goutweed tubers can be sold to other players for a considerable price. The current Grand Exchange market price is 4,906,921 coins each.
  • If you choose to eat a gout tuber, it will restore 100% of your run energy. However, this is not advised due to their high value.
  • If you dig up the same gout tuber at the same time with someone else, both players will get a tuber.

Other tips[edit | edit source]

  • Gem rocks can be mined with a pickaxe to obtain a gem of any kind, including both regular gems and all three Shilo Village gems.
  • The chickens in the village can be killed and cooked for food. Players can also make a spider on stick from the spider carcasses. Lastly, players can buy raw karambwan from the store after the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest.
  • Players can recharge prayer points at the Tribal Statue.
  • Players may use pineapples for food or against White Broodoo victims. If sliced, they will heal up to 200 LP. They are located around the Karamja lodestone.
  • Players can bring noted supplies and coins and use the general store to the north of the village to un-note the items.
  • Cutting higher levelled jungles will increase the chance of profit. This is because it's much harder to cut the jungle down, and NPCs will spawn more often.
  • This minigame takes a lot of time – if players want trading sticks, it is faster to buy them on the Grand Exchange.
  • If doing this activity for money, it's best to avoid picking up masks from the Broodoo victims. Before they crashed, Broodoo masks could be sold ranging prices from 20k–50k depending on the colour of the mask.
  • Players who have completed Deadliest Catch can use the deposit box northwest of the general store. Players can deposit items directly into their bank, much like Rionasta's Parcel Service, but without the trading stick fee.

Required for Completing[edit | edit source]

Money making[edit | edit source]

This minigame used to be a popular way to make money. Most of the items obtained from it sold very well on the Grand Exchange, and were usually very valuable as well. Many items required for this minigame (food, antipoison and Relicym's Balm) can all either be bought in the general store to the north and can be found or made on Tai Bwo Wannai. Combined with the Parcel Service, this meant that it was possible to stay for an indefinite amount of time. However, starting in 2011, most of the items from this minigame crashed in price on the Grand Exchange, many becoming worthless. It is no longer an advised way of making money. As such, it is now mostly empty.

Achievement[edit | edit source]

  • Who Do Broodoo? (RuneScore.png 10) – Defeat each different type of broodoo victim whilst wearing their coloured mask.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • hidden 24 February 2020 (Update):
    • Wandering warriors are no longer a possible aggressive monster that can jump out from a jungle.
  • patch 28 January 2013 (Update):
    • The tribesman that attacks you during Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup now has the correct amount of life points.
  • patch 11 April 2012 (Update):
    • Fixing a fence in Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup no longer shows a Construction mouse cursor.
  • patch 25 October 2011 (Update):
    • Players with 100% favour in Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup that haven't fixed any fences are now told why they cannot claim any trading sticks.
  • patch 10 August 2009 (Update):
    • Tai Bwo Wannai Clean-up jungle hack sounds have been re-synched with their animations.
  • patch 13 January 2009 (Update):
    • Villagers in Tai Bwo Wannai will now let you know what percentage of your favour remains after they pay you for helping out in the Tai Bwo Wannai Clean-up minigame.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The poisonous creatures involved in the minigame used to inflict a 110 damage poison condition. The poison damage was lowered to 68.
  • There is a random graphical glitch where if dense jungle is cut down, its right click and examine text along with colour, are that of light jungle.
  • You will not be able to exchange favour for trading sticks if you are in the middle of My Arm's Big Adventure.
  • While you cut the jungle, at certain intervals you will rest. There is a glitch in which the arms of the player are lengthened.