Transcript of Shield of Arrav

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This transcript involves dialogue with Baraek, Charlie the Tramp, Katrine, King Roald, Reldo, Straven, Weaponsmaster, and the player.

Starting off[edit | edit source]

Talking to Reldo[edit | edit source]

  • Reldo: Hello stranger.
  • Choose an option:
    • I'm in search of a quest.
      • Reldo: Hmmm, I don't...believe there are any here... Let me think. Actually...
      • (Quest Overview interface opens.)
        • Accept Quest
          • Reldo: Ah yes. I know. If you look in a book called 'The Shield of Arrav', you'll find a quest in there. I'm not sure where the Shield of Arrav book is mind you...but I'm sure it's in the library here somewhere.
          • Player: Thank you.
        • Not Right Now
          • Player: On second thoughts, I don't want a quest after all.
          • Reldo: Oh. But you said you're in search of a quest.
          • Player: I was. I am. I changed my mind.
          • Reldo: You perplex me. Well, come back if you change your mind again.
    • Do you have anything to trade?
      • (Non-quest dialogue)
    • What do you do?
      • (Non-quest dialogue)
    • Do you know any heroic stories?
      • (Non-quest dialogue)

Talking to Reldo before finding the book[edit | edit source]

  • Choose an option:
    • Where is that book...'The Shield of Arrav'?
      • Reldo: I'm not sure where it is, exactly...but I'm sure it's somewhere around the library.
      • (Shows initial options)
    • About the Task System...
      • (Non-quest dialogue)

Finding the book on the shelf[edit | edit source]

Searching the correct bookcase:

  • Player: Aha! 'The Shield Of Arrav'! Exactly what I was looking for.
  • You take the book from the bookcase.

Talking to Reldo before reading the book[edit | edit source]

  • Choose an option:
    • Where is that book...'The Shield of Arrav'?
      • Reldo: Did you find the book?
      • Player: Yes.
      • Reldo: Why are you asking me where to find a book you've already found? Have you read it?
      • Player: No.
      • Reldo: Try reading it.
      • Player: Read 'The Shield of Arrav'. Got it.
      • (Shows initial options)
    • About the Task System...
      • (Non-quest dialogue)

After reading the book[edit | edit source]

  • (Transcript missing. edit)

Talking to Reldo after reading the book[edit | edit source]

  • Choose an option:
    • Do you know where I can find the Phoenix Gang?
      • Player: I've read the book. Do you know where I can find the Phoenix Gang?
      • Reldo: No, I don't. I think I know someone who might, however. If I were you I would talk to Baraek, the fur trader in the market place. I've heard he has connections with the Phoenix Gang.
      • Player: Thanks. I'll try that!
      • (Shows initial options)
    • About the Task System...
      • (Non-quest dialogue)

Asking about the Phoenix Gang again[edit | edit source]

  • Choose an option:
    • Do you know where I can find the Phoenix Gang?
      • Player: Remind me again where I can find the Phoenix Gang.
      • Reldo: If I were you I would talk to Baraek, the fur trader in the market place. I've heard he has connections with the Phoenix Gang.
      • (Shows initial options)
    • About the Task System...
      • (Non-quest dialogue)

Phoenix Gang[edit | edit source]

Talking to Baraek[edit | edit source]

  • Choose an option:
    • Can you tell me where I can find the Phoenix Gang?
      • Player: Can you tell me where I can find the Phoenix Gang?
      • Baraek: Sh sh sh, not so loud! You don't want to get me in trouble!
      • Player: So DO you know where they are?
      • Baraek: I may do. But I don't want to get into trouble for revealing their hideout. Of course, if I was, say 10 gold coins richer I may happen to be more inclined to take that sort of risk...
      • Choose an option:
        • If the player doesn't have at least 10 coins:
          • I haven't got that much.
            • Player: I haven't got that much.
            • Baraek: In that case I wouldn't dare tell you anything about the Phoenix Gang.
            • (Shows previous options)
        • If the player has at least 10 coins:
          • Alright. Have 10 gold coins.
            • Player: Alright. Have 10 gold coins.
            • Player has 10 coins removed from them.
            • Baraek: To get to the gang hideout, enter Varrock through the south gate. Then, if you take the first turning east, somewhere along there is an alleyway to the south. The door at the end of there is the entrance to the Phoenix Gang. They're operating there under the name of the VTAM Corporation. Be careful. The Phoenixes ain't the types to be messed about.
            • Select an option
              • You're really bad at giving directions.
                • Player: Seriously...I paid 10 gold coins for that? I hope you're a better fur trader than a navigator.
                • Baraek: Hey now...the Phoenix Gang make it their business to not be easy to find. Look, if you get lost, talk to Charlie the tramp near the Varrock south gate. He can give you better directions.
                • (Continues below)
              • Thanks!
                • (Dialogue ends)
        • Yes. I'd like to be 10 gold coins richer.
        • No, I don't like things like bribery.
          • Player: No. I don't like things like bribery.
          • Baraek: Heh. And you want to deal with the Phoenix Gang? They're involved in much worse than a bit of bribery.
          • (Shows previous options)
    • Can you sell me some furs?
      • (Non-quest dialogue)
    • Farewell.
      • (Dialogue ends)

Talking to Baraek again after bribing him[edit | edit source]

  • Choose an option:
    • Remind me where I can find the Phoenix Gang.
    • Can you sell me some furs?
      • (Non-quest dialogue)
    • Farewell.
      • (Dialogue ends)

Proving your loyalty[edit | edit source]

Talking to Straven[edit | edit source]

  • Player: What's through that door?
  • Straven: Hey! You can't go in there. Only authorised personnel of the VTAM Corporation are allowed beyond this point.
  • Choose an option:
    • If Baraek has already told you where the Phoenix gang hideout is: 
      • I know who you are!
        • Straven: Really. Well? Who are we then?
        • Player: This is the headquarters of the Phoenix Gang, the most powerful crime syndicate this city has ever seen!
        • Straven: No, this is a legitimate business run by legitimate businessmen. Supposing we were this 'Phoenix Gang', however, what would you want with us?
        • Select an option
          • I'd like to offer you my services.
            • Player: I'd like to offer you my services.
            • Straven: You mean you'd like to join the Phoenix Gang? Well, obviously I can't speak for them, but the Phoenix Gang doesn't let people join just like that. You can't be too careful, you understand. Generally someone has to prove their loyalty before they can join.
            • Player: How would I go about doing that?
            • Straven: Obviously, I would have no idea about that. Although having said that, a rival gang of ours, er, theirs, called the Black Arm Gang is supposedly meeting a contact from Port Sarim today in the Blue Moon Inn. The Blue Moon Inn is just by the south entrance to this city, and supposedly the name of the contact is Jonny the Beard. OBVIOUSLY I know NOTHING about the dealings of the Phoenix Gang, but I bet if SOMEBODY were to kill him and bring back his intelligence report, they would be considered loyal enough to join.
            • Player: I'll get right on it.
          • I want nothing. I was just making sure you were them.
            • Straven: Well, then get lost and stop wasting my time. ...if you know what's good for you.
    • How do I get a job with the VTAM corporation?
      • Straven: Get a copy of the Varrock Herald. If we have any positions right now, they'll be advertised in there.
      • (Shows initial options)
    • Why not?
    • Farewell.
      • (Dialogue ends)

Talking to Jonny the Beard[edit | edit source]

  • Jonny the beard is not interested in talking.

Talking to Straven about the Intel report[edit | edit source]

  • Straven: How's your little mission going?
    • If the player does not have the intel report:
      • Player: I haven’t managed to find the report yet…
      • Straven: You need to kill Jonny the Beard, who should be in the Blue Moon Inn. ...I would guess.[sic] Not being a member of the Phoenix Gang and all.
    • If the player has the intel report:
      • Player: I have the intelligence report!
      • Straven: Let's see it then.
      • If it is in the bank:
        • Player: Let me go get it.
        • Straven: I'll wait here.
      • If it is in the inventory:
        • You hand over the report. The man reads the report.
        • Straven: Yes. Yes, this is very good. Very well, then! You can join the Phoenix Gang! I am Straven, one of the gang leaders.
        • Player: Nice to meet you.
        • Player has intel report removed from them.
        • Straven: You now have access to the inner sanctum of our subterranean hideout, and our weapons supply depot round the front of this building.

As a Phoenix Gang member[edit | edit source]

Talking to Straven after having joined the Phoenix Gang[edit | edit source]

  • (If Heroes' Quest has been started and master thief's armband is needed:)
    • Player: I'm afraid I've lost my master thief's armband.
    • Straven: Lucky for you I have a spare. Don't lose it again!
    • Straven gives the player a master thief's armband.
  • Straven: Greetings, fellow gang member.
  • Select an option
    • I've heard you've got some cool treasures in this place.
      • Straven: Oh yeah, we've all stolen some stuff in our time. Those candlesticks down here, for example, were quite a challenge to get out of the palace.
      • Player: And the shield of Arrav? I heard you got that!
      • Straven: Whoa...that's a blast from the past! We stole that years and years ago! We don't even have all the shield any more. About five years ago we had a massive fight in our gang and the shield got broken in half during that fight. Shortly after the fight some gang members decided they didn't want to be part of our gang anymore. So they split off to form their own gang. The Black Arm Gang. On their way out they looted what treasures they could from us - which included one of the halves of the shield. We've been rivals with the Black Arms ever since.
      • (Shows initial options)
    • Any suggestions for where I can go thieving?
    • Where's the Black Arm Gang hideout?
      • Player: Where's the Black Arm Gang hideout? I wanna go sabotage 'em!
      • Straven: That would be a little tricky; their security is pretty good. Not as good as ours, obviously. But still good. If you really want to go there, it's in the alleyway to the west as you come in the south gate.
      • Straven: One of our operatives is often near the alley - a red haired tramp, goes by the name of Charlie. He may be able to give you some ideas.
      • Player: Thanks for the help!
      • (Shows initial options)
    • Farewell.
      • (Dialogue ends)

Entering the Weapon Storeroom doors[edit | edit source]

Without joining the Phoenix Gang: 

  • Weaponsmaster: Only members of the Phoenix Gang are allowed up here. Find your own weapon stash.

Talking to the Weaponsmaster[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hello.
  • Weaponsmaster: Hello, fellow Phoenix! What do you seek?
  • Select an option
    • I'm after a weapon or two.
      • Weaponsmaster: No problem. Feel free to look around.
      • (Shows initial options)
    • I'm looking for treasure.
      • Weaponsmaster: Aren't we all? We've not got any up here. Go mug someone somewhere if you want some treasure.
      • (Shows initial options)

Searching the chest[edit | edit source]

Talking to Katrine after having joined the Phoenix Gang[edit | edit source]

  • Katrine: You've got some guts coming here, Phoenix guy/gal!
  • Katrine spits.
  • Katrine: You got me the phoenix crossbows. You passed your initiation. And then you betrayed the Black Arm Gang. What's the matter with you? It's not too late for you. Return to the open...arm of the Black Arm Gang, and all shall be forgiven.
  • Do you want to join the Black Arm Gang? You'll be able to change your allegiance back to the Phoenix Gang by talking to Straven.
    • No
      • Katrine: Then get lost, Phoenix scum!
    • Yes
      • Katrine: Alright. I forgive you. Welcome back to the Black Arm Gang. Don't let it happen again.

Black Arm Gang[edit | edit source]

Talking to Charlie the Tramp[edit | edit source]

  • Charlie the Tramp: Spare some change, guv?
    • Who are you?
      • (Non-quest dialogue)
    • What's in it for me?
      • If the player has not yet learned the location of the Black Arm Gang:
        • Charlie the Tramp: I know you're looking for the Black Arm Gang.
        • Player: How do you know that?
        • Charlie the Tramp: In my current profession, I spend a lot of time on the streets. I hear things, and for a mere 10 gold, I'll tell you how to join the Black Arm Gang.
        • Select an option
          • That sounds fair. (Pay 10 gold.)
            • Charlie the Tramp: The ruthless and notorious Black Arm Gang have their headquarters down the alleyway to the west of us. Talk to a lady called Katrine. But don't upset her, and tell her I sent you. She's pretty dangerous.
          • 10 gold? That's too much. (Pay 5 gold.)
            • Charlie the Tramp: I guess that'll have to do, then.
            • Player has 5 coins removed from them.
            • Charlie the Tramp: Great, thanks.
            • Player: So where is the hideout, then?
            • Charlie the Tramp: If you pay me the other 5 gold, I'll tell you.
            • Select an option
              • You thieving gutter-scum! You'd better watch your back!
                • Charlie the Tramp: Yeah, sure, whatever. You don't frighten me, pal.
                • (Shows previous options)
              • I guess I don't have a choice. (Pay 5 gold.)
                • Charlie the Tramp: The ruthless and notorious Black Arm Gang have their headquarters down the alleyway to the west of us. Talk to a lady called Katrine. But don't upset her, and tell her I sent you. She's pretty dangerous.
                • (Shows initial options)
            • Never mind. I'll find it myself.
                • Charlie the Tramp: Well, you know where to find me if you get lost!
      • If the player has learned the location of the Black Arm Gang:
        • Charlie the Tramp: 'What's in it for me?' Whatever happened to charity? Have you no consideration for those less fortunate than yourself?
        • (Shows initial options)
    • Do you know where I can find the Black Arm Gang hideout?
      • If the player has not yet learned the location of the Black Arm Gang:
        • Charlie the Tramp: Sure, I know everything there is to know about this city. I'd be happy to tell you for 10 gold.
        • (Continues above)
      • If the player has learned the location of the Black Arm Gang:
        • Charlie the Tramp: Short memory, eh?
        • black-arm-gang-location
    • I'm looking for the Phoenix Gang hideout.
      • Charlie the Tramp: Yeah, I heard you talked to Baraek. It's easy to get lost on the streets of Varrock. Now listen closely ... To get to the Phoenix hideout, walk east from here. It's the street with the Blue Moon Inn on the corner. Take the first alley leading south off of the road and you'll find the hideout at the end of that alley. It's called the VTAM corporation.
      • Player: VTAM. Got it.
    • Get a job!
      • (Non-quest dialogue)
    • Is there anything down this alleyway?
      • Player: Is there anything down this alleyway?
      • Charlie the Tramp: Funny you should mention that...there is actually. The ruthless and notorious criminal gang known as the Black Arm Gang have their headquarters down there.
        • Thanks for the warning!
          • Player: Thanks for the warning!
          • Charlie the Tramp: Don't worry about it.
          • Player: Do you think they would let me join?
            • (Same as below)
        • Do you think they would let me join?
          • Player: Do you think they would let me join?
          • Charlie the Tramp: You never know. You'll find a lady down there called Katrine. Speak to her. But don't upset her, she's pretty dangerous.

Joining the gang[edit | edit source]

Talking to Katrine[edit | edit source]

  • Player: What is this place?
  • Katrine: It's a private business. Can I help you at all?
  • Choose an option:
    • If the player has learned the location of the Black Arm Gang:
      • I've heard you're the Black Arm Gang.
        • Katrine: Who told you that?
        • Select an option
          • I'd rather not reveal my sources.
            • Katrine: Yes, I can understand that. So what do you want with us?
            • Select an option
              • I want to become a member of your gang.
                • Katrine: How unusual. Normally we recruit for our gang by watching local thugs and thieves in action. People don't normally waltz in here saying 'hello, can I play'. How can I be sure you can be trusted?
                • Select an option
                  • Well, you can give me a try can't you?
                    • Katrine: I'm not so sure. Thinking about it... I may have a solution actually.
                    • Katrine: Our rival gang - the Phoenix Gang - has a weapons stash a little east of here. We're fresh out of crossbows, so if you could steal a couple of crossbows for us it would be very much appreciated. Then I'll be happy to call you a Black Arm.
                    • Player: Sounds simple enough. Any particular reason you need two of them?
                    • Katrine: I have an idea for framing a local merchant who is refusing to pay our, very reasonable, 'keep-your-life-pleasant' insurance rates. I need two phoenix crossbows: one to kill somebody important with and the other to hide in the merchant's house where the local law can find it! When they find it, they'll suspect him of murdering the target for the Phoenix Gang and, hopefully, arrest the whole gang! Leaving us as the only gang of thieves in Varrock! Brilliant, eh?
                    • Player: Yeah, brilliant. So who are you planning to murder?
                    • Katrine: I haven't decided yet, but it'll need to be somebody important. Say, why are you being so nosey? You aren't with the law, are you?
                    • Player: No, no! Just curious.
                    • Katrine: You'd better just keep your mouth shut about this plan, or I'll make sure it stays shut for you. Now, are you going to go get those crossbows or not?
                    • Select an option
                      • No problem. I'll get you two phoenix crossbows.
                        • Katrine: Great! You'll find the Phoenix gang's[sic] weapon stash just next to a temple, due east of here.
                      • Sounds a little tricky. Got anything easier?
                        • Katrine: If you're not up to a little bit of danger I don't think you've got anything to offer our gang.
                        • (Shows previous options)
                  • Well, people tell me I have an honest face.
                    • Katrine: ...How unusual. Someone honest wanting to join a gang of thieves. Excuse me if I remain unconvinced. Thinking about it... I may have a solution actually.
                    • (Continues above)
              • I want some hints for becoming a thief.
                • Katrine: Well, I'm sorry luv, I'm not giving away any of my secrets. Not to people who ain't Black Arm members anyway.
                • (Shows previous options)
              • I'm looking for the door out of here.
          • It was Charlie, the tramp outside.
            • Katrine: Is that guy still out there? He's getting to be a nuisance. Remind me to send someone to kill him. So now you've found us, what do you want?
            • (Continues above)
          • Everyone knows - it's no great secret.
            • Katrine: I thought we were safe back here!
            • Player: Oh no, not at all... It's so obvious! Even the town guard have caught on...
            • Katrine: Wow! We MUST be obvious! I guess they'll be expecting bribes again soon in that case. Thanks for the information. Is there anything else you want to tell me?
            • (Continues above)
    • What sort of business?
      • Player: What sort of business?
      • Katrine: A small, family business. We give financial advice to other companies.
      • (Shows initial options)
    • I'm looking for fame and riches.
      • Player: I'm looking for fame and riches.
      • Katrine: And you expect to find it up the back streets of Varrock?
      • (Shows initial options)
    • Farewell.
      • (Dialogue ends)

Entering the locked door[edit | edit source]

Attempting to enter the locked area of the Phoenix hideout:

  • The door seems to be locked from the inside.

After joining the Black Arm Gang, at the Black Arm Gang hideout:

  • You hear heavy bolts being drawn back as the door is unlocked.

Talking to Katrine after being given the task[edit | edit source]

  • Katrine: Have you got those crossbows for me yet?
    • If you do not have any Phoenix crossbows:
      • Player: No, I haven't yet found them.
      • Katrine: I need two crossbows stolen from the Phoenix Gang weapons stash, which if you head east for a bit, is a building on the south side of the road. Come back when you got 'em.
    • If you have at one Phoenix crossbow:
      • Player: I have one...
      • Katrine: I need two. Come back when you have them.
    • If you have at least two Phoenix crossbows:
      • Player: Yes, I have.
      • You give the crossbows to Katrine.
      • Player has two Phoenix crossbows removed from them.
      • Katrine: You're now a Black Arm Gang member. Feel free to enter any of the rooms of the ganghouse.

As a Black Arm Gang member[edit | edit source]

Searching the cupboard upstairs[edit | edit source]

Talking to Katrine after joining the Black Arm Gang[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hey.
  • Katrine: Hey.
  • (If Heroes' Quest is started and master thief's armband is needed:)
    • Player: I have lost my master thief's armband...
    • Katrine: Lucky I 'ave a spare ain't it? Don't lose it again.
    • Katrine gives the player a master thief's armband.
    • (Continues below)
  • Choose an option:
    • Who are all those people in there?
      • Katrine: They're just various rogues and thieves.
      • Player: They don't say a lot...
      • Katrine: Nope.
      • (Shows initial options)
    • Teach me to be a top class criminal!
      • Katrine: Teach yourself.
      • (Shows initial options)
    • Farewell.
      • (Dialogue ends)

Talking to Straven after joining the Black Arm Gang[edit | edit source]

  • Straven: Black Arm dog! How dare you show your face? I trusted you. I welcomed you into our organisation. It's not too late. Return to us. Forsake the Black Arm Gang, and arise like the glorious phoenix that is our namesake.
  • Do you want to join the Phoenix Gang? You'll be able to change your allegiance back to the Black Arm Gang by talking to Katrine.
    • No
      • Straven: Then we have nothing more to discuss. You know where the door is.
    • Yes
      • Straven: You have made the right decision. Welcome back to the most reputable VTAM corporation.

Finishing up[edit | edit source]

Joining the shield halves[edit | edit source]

Talking to King Roald after having reclaimed the Shield of Arrav[edit | edit source]

  • Talk about the Shield of Arrav.
    • If the shield is not restored:
      • Player: Your majesty, I have recovered the Shield of Arrav; I would like to claim the reward.
      • King Roald: The Shield of Arrav, eh? Yes, I do recall my father, King Roald, put a reward out for that. The Shield of Arrav is broken, however. I cannot accept it in its current state.
    • If the shield is restored:
      • Player: Your majesty, I have come to claim the reward for the return of the Shield Of Arrav.
      • You show the re-assembled shield to the king.
      • King Roald: My goodness! My father set a bounty on this shield many years ago! I never thought I would live to see the day when someone came forward to claim it. 1,200 coins was a fortune in my father's day. I hope it serves you well in your adventures. The museum of Varrock shall proudly display the Shield of Arrav once again.
      • Congratulations! Quest complete.
  • Ask about the kingdom.
    • (Non-quest dialogue)
  • Ask about the protected tree.
    • (Non-quest dialogue)
  • Greet the king.
    • (Non-quest dialogue)