|The Golem (#76)|
|Release date||11 April 2005 (Update)|
|Infobox • Talk page|
The Golem is a quest centred around the remains of the city of Uzer in the Kharidian Desert. Long ago, the city, which was defended by an army of clay golems, was destroyed at the hands of the demon Thammaron, leaving only ruins and a single clay golem remaining. You must utilise this golem to find the truth behind the city's destruction.
Official description[edit | edit source]
Deep in the desert sand, the ruins of the once great city of Uzer, a lone survivor - an ancient clay golem - forever paces back and forth. It is badly damaged, and its mind cannot rest until it has completed the task for which it was created.
It is up to you to uncover the secret of the lost city, and add the final chapter to a story begun in the violence of the Third Age.
Overview[edit | edit source]
|Start point||clay golem at the Ruins of Uzer, in the Kharidian Desert.|
|Member requirement||Members only|
|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||
Incomplete Mission[edit | edit source]
Travel to the desert through Shantay Pass. Head east from Shantay Pass, crossing the bridge, past the Dominion Tower and walking east until you reach the Ruins of Uzer. In one of the still intact houses, you will see a broken clay golem.
Before talking to the golem, pick up the letter near it, marked by a red dot on the minimap. Speak to the golem and he informs you that he needs considerable repairs; use the 4 pieces of soft clay on the golem to bring him back to coherence.
The golem tells you that it was programmed to destroy a powerful demon. To help the golem, you must discover how to open the portal leading to the demon's lair. Outside the ruins, next to the crates, there is a letter.
The Statuette[edit | edit source]
Enter the temple ruins behind the golem, and climb down the stairs. Pick up the strange implement in the north-west corner of the temple. You'll also need a black mushroom; they're scattered everywhere, but do not show up on the minimap. With an empty vial in your inventory, grind a black mushroom to make some black mushroom ink.
Read the letter you previously picked up and go to the Varrock Dig Site, located east of the city of Varrock (you can use the archaeology journal for a quicker teleport). In the north-eastern area of the dig site, you will find Elissa. Speak to her about the letter you found, and she'll tell you that she wrote it to her late husband, Varmen. She informs you that his notes are in the exam centre.
Head south to the exam centre and search the southern bookshelf to find Varmen's notes. Reading them reveals that the demon the golem must defeat is Thammaron, and that golems experience "extreme discomfort" until they've completed their task. Once you have read the notes, head back to Elissa and select the "Uzer" option. After speaking to her, you need to visit the Varrock Museum.
Go upstairs and locate display case 30 – the last case in the first line from the stairs. Unlock the display case and steal the statuette.
Portal[edit | edit source]
Head back to the desert from Shantay Pass, and start walking to the bridge near the Dominion Tower. Before you cross the bridge, take the path north along the river and grab a phoenix feather from the desert phoenix; it may take you a few tries, depending on your Thieving level.
At Uzer, go down the stairs to the temple ruins. Situated in the centre of the temple are four alcoves on the walls. Use your statuette on the empty alcove and turn all the statuettes to face the double doors at the north end of the dungeon – the two on the west side should be facing north-east, and the two on the east facing north-west. Go through the double doors to enter Thammaron's throne room, and you will immediately see Thammaron's inanimate skeleton to the east. You may also run to the end of the corridor to take the jewels from the throne. This will unlock the Looting the Demon Throne achievement which is a requirement for the Master quest cape.
Mission Complete[edit | edit source]
Go back through the portal, up the stairs, and inform the clay golem about the deceased demon. Despite being told that the demon is dead, it will continue to assert that its mission is incomplete, as it did not defeat the demon itself.
Go back to the clay golem and use the strange implement on it to open its head. Insert the golem program in its skull to reprogram its orders. The golem's head may close, but can be reopened with the strange implement.
Reward[edit | edit source]
- 1 quest point
- 1,000 experience
- 1,000 experience
- As an extra reward, you may search Thammaron's throne to get six gems – 2 rubies, 2 emeralds, and 2 sapphires – if you did not do so during the quest
- A new magic carpet route to the ruins of Uzer
- Ability to collect multiple phoenix feathers
- 2 Treasure Hunter keys (Ironman accounts will not receive these)
- Music unlocked
Achievements[edit | edit source]
- The Golem ( 0) – Complete this Intermediate quest.
- Looting the Demon Throne ( 10) – Claim the gems from the demon throne during or after 'The Golem'.
Required for completing[edit | edit source]
The Golem is directly required for the following quests/miniquests:
- 'Phite Club
- Full completion of Azzanadra's Quest
- Full completion of Battle of the Monolith (miniquest)
- Children of Mah
- City of Senntisten
- Crocodile Tears
- Full completion of Curse of the Black Stone
- Desperate Measures
- Full completion of Desperate Times
- Dimension of Disaster
- Dimension of Disaster: Curse of Arrav
- Dimension of Disaster: Demon Slayer
- Dishonour among Thieves
- Do No Evil
- Evil Dave's Big Day Out
- Eye of Het I (miniquest)
- Eye of Het II (miniquest)
- Fate of the Gods
- Full completion of Heart of Stone
- Full completion of Hero's Welcome
- Kindred Spirits
- Koschei's Troubles
- Mahjarrat Memories
- Full completion of Missing, Presumed Death
- Full completion of Nadir (saga)
- Nomad's Elegy
- Once Upon a Time in Gielinor: Finale
- Full completion of Once Upon a Time in Gielinor: Fortunes
- One of a Kind
- Our Man in the North
- Rebuilding Edgeville
- Recipe for Disaster
- Recipe for Disaster: Defeating the Culinaromancer
- Recipe for Disaster: Freeing Evil Dave
- Ritual of the Mahjarrat
- Sins of the Father
- Sliske's Endgame
- Tales of Nomad
- The Curse of Arrav
- The Light Within
- The Mighty Fall
- The Temple at Senntisten
- Full completion of The World Wakes
Transcript[edit | edit source]
Cultural references[edit | edit source]
- This quest is a reference to Jewish folklore. The clay golem was given orders by placing a piece of paper with instructions in its mouth.
Credits[edit | edit source]
|Developer||Mod John A|
|Art & Graphics|
|Quality assurance||Chris E|
|Quest Help||Nishal K, Mod Rowley|
|Databox • Talk page|
Update history[edit | edit source]
- A typo in the rewards interface for the quest 'The Golem' has been fixed.
|Related to the Desert quest series|