Transcript of What Lies Below

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This transcript involves dialogue with Rat Burgiss, Surok Magis, Zaff, King Roald, and the player.

Meeting Rat[edit | edit source]

  • Select an option
    • About the Task System...
    • Hello there!
      • Player: Hello there!
      • Rat Burgiss: Oh, hello. I'm Rat.
      • Player: You're a what?
      • Rat Burgiss: No, no. My name is Rat. Rat Burgiss.
      • Player: Ohhhhh, well, what's up, Ratty?
      • Rat Burgiss: It's Rat, thank you. And I, uh...heh...I seem to be in a bit of trouble here, as you can probably see.
      • Player: Why, what seems to be the matter?
      • Rat Burgiss: Well, I'm a trader by nature and I was on the way to Varrock with my cart here when I was set upon by outlaws! They ransacked my cart and stole some very important papers that I must get back.
      • Select an option
        • That's awful! You're lucky to be alive!
          • Player: That's awful! You're lucky to be alive!
          • Rat Burgiss: Yes, I know! I don't know how I survived.
          • Player: Maybe you weren't worth killing?
          • Rat Burgiss: ...
          • Rat Burgiss: Look, do you want to help me or not?
          • (Continues below.)
        • The papers were the only valuable thing you had?
          • Player: The papers were the only valuable thing you had?
          • Rat Burgiss: Uh...yes. I guess so.
          • Player: So you don't sell anything worth having?
          • Rat Burgiss: Ah! Uhh...no, not really.
          • Player: You're not much of a trader are you?
          • Rat Burgiss: No...I mean yes... Look, that's besides the point. Can you help me?
          • (Continues below.)
        • Shall I get them back for you?
          • Player: Shall I get them back for you?
          • Rat Burgiss: You mean you want to help?
          • (Continues below.)
        • Oh dear. Well, I hope you get to Varrock okay!
          • Player: Oh dear. Well, I hope you get to Varrock okay!
          • Rat Burgiss: Uh...so you can't help me?
          • Player: Sorry. I'm a bit busy right now.
          • Rat Burgiss: Don't you want another quest?
          • Player: No thanks. I'm too busy right now.
          • Rat Burgiss: Well, fine!
          • Player: Fine!
          • Rat Burgiss: Good!
          • Player: Good!!
          • Rat Burgiss: So go then!
          • Player: I'm going!
          • Rat Burgiss: Go then!
          • Player: I'm gone!
      • (Quest Overview interface opens.)
        • Not Right Now
          • Player: No, sorry, I have to go!
          • Rat Burgiss: Oh well. I'll just wait here then and maybe some nice person will help me. Perhaps...one day...
          • Player: Uh, are you guilt tripping me?
          • Rat Burgiss: No! Not at all! Nuh-uh! Nope! Hardly! Noooo, no no no! Well, maybe a bit...
          • Player: Well, good luck with that!
          • Rat Burgiss: Thanks!
          • Player: No, that's not what...oh, never mind!
        • Accept Quest
          • Player: Of course! Tell me what you need me to do.
          • Rat Burgiss: Right, now I heard those outlaws say something about having a small campsite somewhere to the west of the Grand Exchange. They headed off to the north-west of here, taking five pages with them.
          • Player receives an empty folder.
          • Rat Burgiss: Kill the outlaws and get those papers back from them for me. Here's a folder in which you can put the pages. Be careful, though; those outlaws are tough. When you find all 5 pages, put them in the folder and bring them back to me!
          • Player: Don't worry, Ratty! I won't let you down!
          • Rat Burgiss: ...

Searching the broken cart[edit | edit source]

  • You search the cart but are surprised to find very little there. It's a little odd for a travelling trader not to have anything to trade.

Talking to Rat before filling the folder[edit | edit source]

  • Select an option
    • About the Task System...
    • Hello there!
      • Player: Hello there!
      • Rat Burgiss: Hello again! How are things going?
      • Player: I can't remember what I am supposed to do!
      • Rat Burgiss: Head north-west from here into the forest west of the Grand Exchange. Find the camp of outlaws and kill them. Collect the pages of my document for me and put them into the folder I gave you. When the folder contains five pages, bring it to me!
      • (If the player has the empty folder:)
        • Player: Okay, thanks!
      • (If the player has lost the empty folder:)
        • Player: I lost the folder you gave me. Do you have another one?
        • Player receives an empty folder.
        • Rat Burgiss: Sure. Here you go. I'll add it to your account.
        • Player: My account? Am I in debt?
        • Rat Burgiss: No, it's just the way you're standing!
        • Player: Okay, thanks!

Using Rat's papers on the folder[edit | edit source]

  • (First page:)
  • (Pages 2 to 4:)
    • Player has Rat's paper removed from them.
    • (Continues below.)
  • You add the page to the folder that Rat gave to you.
  • (Pages 1 to 4:)
    • You need to find [1-4] more page[s].
  • (Fifth page:)
    • Player has used folder removed from them. Player receives full folder.
    • You add the last page to Rat's folder. You should take this back to Rat as soon as possible.
    • You have added all the pages to the folder that Rat gave to you. You should take this folder back to Rat.

Reading items[edit | edit source]

Rat's paper[edit | edit source]

  • The piece of paper appears to contain lots of facts and figures. They look like accounts and lists of items. You're not sure what they all mean.

An empty folder[edit | edit source]

  • The folder is empty at the moment so there is nothing inside to read!

Used folder[edit | edit source]

  • The pieces of paper appear to contain lots of facts and figures. They look like accounts and lists of items. You're not sure what they all mean.

Full folder[edit | edit source]

  • A folder full of pages of facts and figures. You have found all the pages for which Rat was looking. You need to deliver the folder to him now.

Returning the folder[edit | edit source]

  • Select an option
    • About the Task System...
    • Hello there!
      • Player: Hello there!
      • Rat Burgiss: Ah, hello again.
      • Player: I got your pages back!
      • Rat Burgiss: Excellent! I knew you could help! Let me take those from you, there.
      • Player has full folder and any extra Rat's papers removed from them.
      • Rat Burgiss: Now, I liked the way you handled yourself on that last little 'mission' I gave you there, so I'm going to let you in on a little secret!
      • Player: Wait! Wait! Let me guess! You're actually a rich prince in disguise who wants to help poor people like me!?
      • Rat Burgiss: Uhhh...no. No, that's not it. You know, on second thought, I think I'll keep my secret for now. Look, instead, you can do another job for me.
      • Player: All work and no play makes Player a dull adventurer!
      • Player receives Rat's letter.
      • Rat Burgiss: Yes, well, I'm sure that may be the case. However, what I want you to do is take this letter to someone for me. It's in a different language so, trust me, you won't be able to read it. Take it to a wizard named Surok Magis who resides in the Varrock Palace Library. I'll see about some sort of reward for your work when I get myself sorted out here.
      • Player: Letter. Wizard. Varrock. Library. Got it!
      • Rat Burgiss: Yes, good luck then.

Talking to Rat before delivering the letter[edit | edit source]

  • Select an option
    • About the Task System...
    • Hello there!
      • Player: Hello there!
      • Rat Burgiss: Ah, hello. How is your task going?
      • (If the player has Rat's letter:)
        • Player: What am I doing again?
        • Rat Burgiss: Take that letter I gave you to Surok Magis, the wizard found in the Varrock Palace Library.
        • Player: Oh yes! It's all flooding back now!
        • Rat Burgiss: I see. Well, try not to drown yourself with all that brain usage!
      • (If the player has lost Rat's letter:)
        • Player: I think I lost that letter you gave me!
        • Player receives Rat's letter.
        • Rat Burgiss: Goodness me! Not much of a messenger, are you? Here's another one; try not to lose it this time! I've charged the parchment to your account.
        • Player: Will you take a cheque?
        • Rat Burgiss: No thanks. I prefer tartan.

Reading Rat's letter[edit | edit source]

  • You read the letter.
  • (Opens the letter.)

Meeting Surok[edit | edit source]

  • Surok Magis: Hah! Come for my Aphro-Dizzy-Yak spell! Want someone to fall madly in love with you, eh? Not surprised with a face like that, to be honest!
  • Player: I didn't come here to be insulted!
  • Surok Magis: Really? Well, with ears like that, you do surprise me!
  • Player: No, look. I have a letter for you.
  • Surok Magis: Really? Well then, let me see it!
  • Player: Here it is!
  • Player has Rat's letter removed from them.
  • Surok destroys the letter with a spell.
  • Surok Magis: Of all the luck!
  • Player: Why did you destroy the letter?
  • Surok Magis: None of your business! It's a secret!
  • Player: Yes, there seems to be a lot of them going around at the moment.
  • Surok Magis: Of course. Hmmm. However, I could let you in on another secret, if you like?
  • Select an option
    • Go on, then!
      • Surok Magis: My secret is this. I have been spending time here in the palace library trying to discover some ancient spells and magics. In my research, I have uncovered a most astounding spell that will allow me to transform simple clay into solid gold bars! Now I am ready to use the spell to create all the gold I...uh...the city wants. I would gladly share this gold with you; I simply need a few more things!
      • Player: Okay, what do you need?
      • Surok Magis: I will only need a couple of items. The first is very simple: an ordinary bowl to use as a casting vessel. You should be able to find one of these at any local store here in Varrock. I would go myself but I am...uh...busy with my research. The other item is much harder. I need a metal wand infused with chaos magic.
      • Player: How would I get something like that?
      • Player receives Wand (What Lies Below) and Sin'keth's diary.
      • Surok Magis: Take this metal wand. You will also need 15 chaos runes. When you get to the Chaos Altar, use the wand on the altar itself. This should infuse the runes into the wand.
      • Player: How on earth do you know about Runecrafting? I thought only a few people knew of it.
      • Surok Magis: Hah! Don't presume to think that those wizards in their fancy tower are the only people to have heard of Runecrafting! Now pay attention! You will need to have the 15 chaos runes in your inventory. Make sure you also have either a chaos talisman or chaos tiara to complete the infusion.
      • Player: Where can I get a talisman or a tiara?
      • Surok Magis: I'm afraid I don't know. You will need to search for one. Bring the infused wand and a bowl back to me and I will make us both rich! One more thing. I have uncovered information here in the library which may be of use to you. It tells of a safe route to the Chaos Altar that avoids the Wilderness.
      • Player: Great! What is it?
      • Surok Magis: It is an old tome...a history book of sorts. It's somewhere here in the library. I forget where I left it, but it should be easy enough for you to find. I have also given you a copy of a diary I...uh...acquired. It may also help you to find that which you seek.
    • Is it a BIG secret?
      • Player: Is it a BIG secret?
      • Surok Magis: It's a very big secret!
      • Player: Bigger than a house?
      • Surok Magis: Er, yes! It's...
      • Player: Bigger than a volcano??
      • Surok Magis: Yes. Look, it's big, alright? Now listen and I'll tell you.
      • (Continues above.)
    • No thanks. I have other things to do for now!
      • Player: No thanks. I have other things to do for now!
      • Surok Magis: Very well, then. I hope these other matters of 'great' importance outweigh the need to make a LOT of gold. A WHOLE lot of gold. Gold. Yes, gold.
      • Player: Uh, why are you repeating yourself like that?
      • Surok Magis: Dramatic effect.
      • Player: Oh.

Talking to Surok without completing the task[edit | edit source]

  • Surok Magis: Ah! You're back. Have you found the things I need yet?
  • Select an option
    • Remind me what I am doing again?
    • I lost the wand!
      • Player: I lost the wand!
      • Surok Magis: Somehow, I knew that would happen so I have made a few spares for just such an occasion!
      • (If the player has lost the wand:)
      • (If the player has the wand in the backpack:)
        • Surok Magis: Here you g...hang on! There's one still in your inventory! I just saw it! You don't need two and they're not worth anything...yet! Now get going already; there's not much time!
      • (If the player has the wand in the bank:)
        • Surok Magis: You would lie to an arch-wizard? There is one in your bank! I can sense it! Go and retrieve that one first!
    • How much gold will I get?
      • Player: How much gold will I get?
      • Surok Magis: Hmmmm. That all depends on how quickly you get me that infused wand! Work fast and well for me, Player, and I will make you rich, famous and powerful!
      • Player: Really? Powerful, eh? How powerful?
      • Surok Magis: That depends.
      • Player: Depends on what?
      • Surok Magis: On how soon you stop yapping and get me that wand! Now get moving!
    • Can I ask about the diary?
      • Player: Can I ask about the diary?
      • Surok Magis: Of course. What would you like to know?
      • Select an option
        • Who is this Sin'keth?
          • Player: Who is this Sin'keth?
          • Surok Magis: Sin'keth Magis? From what I have read, it would appear he was a great leader of the Dagon'hai Mages.
          • Player: The Dagon-what?
          • Surok Magis: Hmph! If you read the diary or perused that tome I mentioned, you would know who they are.
          • Player: Hey, wait! Isn't your last name Magis too? Are you related to him?
          • Surok Magis: No. Not at all. Purely coincidence! Now, haven't you got work to do already?
          • (Shows the previous options.)
        • Where did it come from?
          • Player: Where did it come from?
          • Surok Magis: How I came to have the diary is of no concern to you!
          • Player: Oooo, tetchy!
          • Surok Magis: I suggest that you concentrate on getting the things I need and stop asking pointless questions!
          • (Shows the previous options.)
        • Where is the safe route?
          • Player: Where is the safe route?
          • Surok Magis: I could tell you, of course; I know more or less exactly where it is. However, that would take all the fun out of this, wouldn't it?
          • Player: No, really! It's okay! You can tell me where it is!
          • Surok Magis: No, I think you should see if you can find it for yourself. I have given you the diary and, along with the tome around here, you should be able to find that alternate route easily enough on your own!
          • (Shows the previous options.)
        • Can I have another one?
          • Player: Can I have another one?
          • Surok Magis: You want another copy of the diary?
          • Player: Yes, I seem to have misplaced the last one.
          • (If the player has lost Sin'keth's diary or it is in the bank:)
            • Player receives Wand (What Lies Below) and Sin'keth's diary.
            • Surok Magis: Fine, but this diary is important you know! It has secrets that you should not share around with just anybody!
            • (Shows the previous options.)
          • (If the player has Sin'keth's diary:)
            • Surok Magis: Hang on! I can see the last copy I gave you in your inventory there! You don't need another one!
            • (Shows the previous options.)
        • Never mind, I forgot the question.
          • Player: Never mind, I forgot the question.
          • Surok Magis: Fair enough. Go then. I expect you have a lot of work to do!
    • Where is that tome you mentioned again?
      • Player: Where is that tome you mentioned, again?
      • Surok Magis: Like I said, it's lying around here in the library somewhere. It should be easy enough to find.

Using the wand on Surok[edit | edit source]

  • Surok Magis: Yes, I just gave that to you. Don't break it already!

Using an empty bowl on Surok[edit | edit source]

Using another item on Surok[edit | edit source]

  • Surok Magis: No thanks, I don't need that.

Returning to Rat Burgiss after delivering the letter[edit | edit source]

  • Select an option
    • About the Task System...
    • Hello there!
      • Player: Hello there!
      • Rat Burgiss: Ah, Player! Good to see you! I heard you got my letter to Surok. Well done!
      • Player: That's right! I did your leg work. Now, how about a reward?
      • Rat Burgiss: Yes, of course! I'd be happy to give you a reward, but I have a lot on my mind with...you know...trader...stuff!
      • Player: Indeed!

Using the wand on Rat[edit | edit source]

  • Rat Burgiss: You're going to poke someone's eye out, waving that around like that!

The Tunnel of Chaos[edit | edit source]

Talking to Anna Jones before digging the statue[edit | edit source]

  • Anna Jones: Ah. You must be Player, right? I have a bronze pickaxe here for you!
  • (Without a bronze pickaxe:)
    • Player: Thanks very much!
    • Anna Jones: My employer, Surok Magis, sent word to me that you may come to use the tunnel. You will need something to help you get in there. The pickaxe I've given to you should help.
    • (Continues below.)
  • (With a bronze pickaxe:)
    • Player: Thanks, but I already have one.
    • Anna Jones: Oh. Alright then! My employer, Surok Magis, sent word to me that you may come to use the tunnel. You'll need your bronze pickaxe to get in there.
    • (Continues below.)
  • Player: Uh, thanks.
  • Anna Jones: Okay, then. The tunnel awaits...
  • Select an option
    • What tunnel?
      • Player: What tunnel?
      • Anna Jones: Why, the Chaos Tunnel of course! I imagine Surok will have told you of it.
      • Player: Oh, I see. Well, what can you tell me about it?
      • Anna Jones: Well, story and rumour has it that the Dagon'hai built a tunnel here under the statue of Saradomin that would allow them to visit the Chaos Altar without having to go through the Wilderness.
      • Player: That's extremely handy!
      • Anna Jones: Yes, it is. Or, at least, it would be. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get in there so far.
      • Player: Why not?
      • Anna Jones: The tunnel entrance needs to be cleared before anyone can get in there. However, my Mining skill isn't high enough at all to do it myself. Perhaps you could have a go?
      • (Shows the other options.)
    • Sorry, who are you?
      • Player: Sorry, who are you?
      • Anna Jones: My name is Louisiana Jones, although most people call me Anna. I'm an archaeologist.
      • Player: Pleased to meet you.
      • Anna Jones: Likewise!
      • Select an option
        • What tunnel were you talking about?
        • Who does this statue represent?
          • (Same as below.)
        • Why are you here?
          • (Same as below.)
        • Okay, I'd better go.
          • (Same as below.)
    • Who does this statue represent?
      • Player: Who does this statue represent?
      • Anna Jones: That, my dear, is the statue of the great god Saradomin himself. Stand and admire in awe for you are in the presence of greatness!
      • Player: Consider me awed!
      • Anna Jones: Indeed!
      • Select an option
        • Sorry, who are you?
          • (Same as above.)
        • What tunnel were you talking about?
        • What are you doing here?
          • (Same as below.)
        • Okay, I'd better go.
          • (Same as below.)
    • What are you doing here?
      • Player: What are you doing here?
      • Anna Jones: Well story and rumour has it that the Dagon'hai built a tunnel under this statue of Saradomin that would allow them to visit the Chaos Altar without having to go through the Wilderness.
      • Player: That's extremely handy!
      • Anna Jones: Yes, it is. Or, at least, it would be. I came to excavate the tunnel but, unfortunately, there so far.
      • Player: Why not?
      • Anna Jones: The tunnel entrance needs to be cleared before anyone can get in there. However, my Mining skill just isn't what it used to be. Perhaps you could have a go?
      • Player: Maybe. I might do.
      • Select an option
        • Sorry, who are you?
          • (Same as above.)
        • Who does this statue represent?
          • (Same as above.)
        • Tunnel? What tunnel?
        • Okay, I'd better go.
          • (Same as below.)
    • Okay, I'd better go.
      • Player: Okay, I'd better go.
      • Anna Jones: Okay, then!

Digging the statue[edit | edit source]

  • Player Hmmm...
  • The tunnel shudders as you carefully dig away enough of the crumbling rock to make an entrance big enough to climb through.
  • Anna Jones You did it! Oh, well done! How exciting!
  • Player Right, well, I better see what's down there, then.

Talking to Anna Jones after digging the statue[edit | edit source]

  • Anna Jones: You opened the tunnel; well done!
  • Player: Aren't you going to go inside?
  • Anna Jones: I'd better not. My orders were to open up the entrance and wait for Surok to arrive. When he gets here, we'll go in together. He promised me a lot of gold for this job!
  • Player: Okay, then. I'm going in to have a look!

The Chaos Altar[edit | edit source]

Using the wand on the altar[edit | edit source]

Without 15 chaos runes[edit | edit source]

  • The wand sparks and glows, but the infusion does not appear to take hold. It looks like you will need more chaos runes to complete the infusion.

With 15 chaos runes[edit | edit source]

  • The metal wand bursts into life and crackles with arcane power. This is a powerful instrument indeed!

Using the infused wand on Rat[edit | edit source]

  • Rat Burgiss: What on earth is that?
  • Player: I can't tell you. It's a secret!
  • Rat Burgiss: I see! It looks pretty magical; I'd be careful with that if I were you!

If the player returned to Surok without the infused wand after making it[edit | edit source]

  • Player: I made the wand that you asked me for, but I seem to have lost it!
  • Surok Magis: You lost it? Those wands are extremely powerful and dangerous in the wrong hands! You better hope someone doesn't find it! Hmph! In the meantime, here's another metal wand. Go and make another infused wand for me... and be more careful this time! My Patience is growing thin!

If the player returned to Surok with the normal wand after making the infused wand[edit | edit source]

  • Surok Magis: You say you made the infused wand for me? Then why do you still have that metal wand I gave you? Go and do what I ask before I lose my temper and turn you into a worm or something!

Surok's letter[edit | edit source]

Talking to Surok with the infused wand[edit | edit source]

  • Surok Magis: Well?
  • Select an option
    • I have the things you wanted!
      • Player: I have the things you wanted!
      • (If the player doesn't have the bowl:)
        • Surok Magis: No, it looks like you still need to find me a bowl first. An ordinary bowl. You can get one from one of the stores around here.
      • (If the player has the bowl:)
        • Player has infused wand and bowl removed from them. Player receives Surok's letter.
        • Surok Magis: Excellent! Well done! I knew that you would not let me down.
        • Player: So...about this gold that you're going to give me?
        • Surok Magis: All in good time. I must prepare the spell first, and that will take a little time. While I am doing that, please take this letter to Rat, the trader outside the city who sent you here.
        • Player: Okay, but I'll be back for my gold.
        • Surok Magis: Yes, yes, yes. Now off you go!
    • Can I ask about the diary?
      • (Same as above.)
    • Never mind, I forgot the question.
      • (Same as above.)

Talking to Surok with his letter[edit | edit source]

  • Player: This letter is treasonous! I'm going to report you to the king!
  • Surok Magis: Hah! And what would make him believe you? They would think it was a fake! Besides, if you still want the gold I promised, you would do well to deliver that letter for me. Join me and together we can rule Misthalin!
  • Select an option
    • Who are you really?
      • Player: Who are you really?
      • Surok Magis: That is not your concern! I am Surok Magis and I am more powerful than you can possibly imagine!
      • Player: So what's in it for me?
      • Surok Magis: You get to live. For now.
      • Player: Not that I'm complaining about the living part, but I was expecting something of more...er...value?
      • Surok Magis: Ah, yes. The gold. Don't you worry, I am still working on that. Just deliver my letter for me, first. Now be off!
      • Player: Fine. I will deliver the letter, but I will be back soon.
      • Surok Magis: I am sure you will.
    • Do I still get the gold?
      • Player: Do I still get the gold?
      • Surok Magis: If that is your only concern, then yes, you do. But I must warn you, my patience with you is wearing thin. So go now and do my bidding!
      • Player: Fine. I will deliver the letter, but I will be back soon.
      • Surok Magis: I am sure you will.
    • I'll never join you!
      • Player: I'll never join you!
      • Surok Magis: My, my! How heroic! Not that it matters. I don't need you for my plans. However, if you want this gold, then you would do well to do as you are told.
      • Player: Fine. I will deliver the letter, but I will be back soon.
      • Surok Magis: I am sure you will.
      • Player: And there had better be lots of gold!
      • Surok Magis: Indeed!
    • Never mind, I forgot the question.
      • (Same as above.)

Talking to Surok without his letter[edit | edit source]

  • Player: That letter was treasonous so I destroyed it!
  • Surok Magis: Really? You destroyed it?
  • Player: Yes!
  • Surok Magis: You want another one, don't you?
  • Player: Ah...uh...yes...yes, I do.
  • Surok Magis: Fine. Here you are. And stop all this complaining; it's getting me down!
  • Select an option
    • Who are you really?
      • (Same as above.)
    • Do I still get the gold?
      • (Same as above.)
    • Never mind, I forgot the question.
      • (Same as above.)

Using Surok's letter on King Roald[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Your majesty, I think that you should see this letter.
  • King Roald: Letter? Let me see. Where's Postie Pete? He usually deals with the mail around here.
  • Player: This letter was delivered to me by hand, your majesty. I think you may be in some danger.
  • King Roald: Hmmm. I see. I appreciate your concern. However, I assure you, I am quite safe here. My guards are on full alert at all times.
  • Player: I don't think you understand...
  • King Roald: I understand perfectly. Now, for all I know, that letter could be a fake ruse. We get a lot of that sort of thing and it causes a lot of hassle.
  • Player: I'm trying to save your life!
  • Aeonisig Raispher: Hmmmm...
  • King Roald: And you are shouting at your king! People who yell at their monarchs often find their heads become...loose!
  • Player: I'm just saying that the letter is real.
  • King Roald: Then why do you have it?
  • Player: Because I'm supposed to deliv...oh.
  • King Roald: It seems to me that if that letter were genuine, I would be forced to arrest its bearer for treason. You understand. So what do you say?
  • Player: I...er...I reckon it's a fake! ...I guess...
  • King Roald: Just as I thought! Now off you go!

Talking to Rat with Surok's letter[edit | edit source]

  • Select an option
    • About the Task System...
    • Hello there!
      • Player: Hello there!
      • Rat Burgiss: Ah, Player! You've returned!
      • Select an option
        • Yes! I have a letter for you.
          • Player: Yes! I have a letter for you.
          • Rat Burgiss: A letter for me? Let me see.
          • (Continues below.)
        • Yes, and you have some explaining to do!
          • Player: Yes, and you have some explaining to do!
          • Rat Burgiss: Why? Whatever do you mean?
          • Player: This letter from Surok to you implies that you're involved in a treasonous plot! I should tell the guards about you!
          • Rat Burgiss: I'm sure I don't know what you mean. Let me see the letter, please.
          • (Continues below.)
        • What, you're still here?
          • Player: What, you're still here?
          • Rat Burgiss: Yes. I still haven't found someone to help me yet, but I hear you've been very busy yourself!
          • Player: You have? Who told you that?
          • Rat Burgiss: Oh, I have my sources. Was there anything else?
          • Select an option
            • Yes! I have a letter for you..
              • (Same as above.)
            • Yes, and you have some explaining to do!
      • Rat Burgiss: This letter is treasonous! This does indeed confirm my worst fears. It is time I let you into my secret and hopefully this will answer any questions you may have.
      • Player: Okay. Go on.
      • Rat Burgiss: I am not really a trader. I am the Commander of the Varrock Palace Secret Guard. VPSG for short.
      • Player: Okay, I had a feeling you weren't a real trader due to the fact that you had nothing to sell! So why the secrecy?
      • Rat Burgiss: I'm just getting to that. A short while ago, we received word that Surok had discovered a powerful mind-control spell and intended to use it on King Roald himself! He could control the whole kingdom that way!
      • Player: I think I can believe that. Surok's not the nicest person in Misthalin!
      • Rat Burgiss: Yes, but until now, the spell has been useless to him as he is currently under guard at the palace and not allowed to leave. He could not get the tools for the spell because if he left the palace he would be arrested!
      • Player: Uh oh! I think I may have helped him by mistake, here. He promised me a big reward if I collected some items for him...but he said it was for a spell to make gold!
      • Rat Burgiss: Yes, we heard that somehow Surok had obtained the things he needed but we were not sure how. I thought it might have been you. However, I assumed you did not know of his plans; that is why you weren't arrested!
      • Player: Thank you! How can I help fix this mistake?
      • Rat Burgiss: Okay, here's what I need you to do. One of my contacts has devised a spell that he is sure will be able to counteract the effects of the mind-control spell. I need you to visit him.
      • Player: Okay, who is it?
      • Rat Burgiss: His name is Zaff. He runs a staff shop in Varrock. Go and speak to him and he will tell you what you should do. I will send word to him to let him know that you are coming.
      • Player: Yes, sir! I'm on my way!

Zaff[edit | edit source]

Talking to Rat again before heading to Zaff[edit | edit source]

  • Select an option
    • About the Task System...
    • Hello there!
      • Player: Hello there!
      • Rat Burgiss: Yes, Player?
      • Select an option
        • What am I doing now?
          • Player: What am I doing now?
          • Rat Burgiss: You need to go and see Zaff. He can be found at 'Zaffs[sic] Staffs', the staff shop in Varrock. He will tell you what to do next.
          • Select an option
            • What am I doing now?
              • (Same as above.)
            • Do you think we can stop Surok?
              • (Same as below.)
            • Do you have anything to trade yet?
              • (Same as below.)
            • Hey, your cart has no donkey!
              • (Same as below.)
            • Okay, I better go!
              • Player: Okay, I better go!
              • Rat Burgiss: Okay, good luck!
        • Do you think we can stop Surok?
          • Player: Do you think we can stop Surok?
          • Rat Burgiss: Surok is a powerful mage and ruthless too. Who knows what will happen. I am sure that we will prevail, though. Don't worry, Player! You'll be fine!
          • Select an option
            • What am I doing now?
              • (Same as above.)
            • Do you think we can stop Surok?
              • (Same as above.)
            • Do you have anything to trade yet?
              • (Same as below.)
            • You know, your cart IS kind of small!
              • Player: You know, your cart IS kind of small!
              • Rat Burgiss: What are you implying?
              • Player: Oh, nothing! It's very...er...cute!
              • Rat Burgiss: Why exactly are you still here?
              • (Continues above.)
            • Okay, I better go!
              • (Same as above.)
        • Do you have anything to trade yet?
          • Player: Do you have anything to trade yet?
          • Rat Burgiss: No, I'm afraid I have nothing in stock, largely due to the fact that I'm not really a trader, as I just mentioned.
          • Player: Ah yes, I remember!
          • (Continues above.)
        • Hey, your cart has no donkey!
          • Player: Hey, your cart has no donkey!
          • Rat Burgiss: Yes, that would be because it's a rickshaw cart.
          • Player: Oh. I used to know a guy called Rick Shaw!
          • Rat Burgiss: You don't say...!
          • (Continues above.)

Talking to Surok before talking to Zaff[edit | edit source]

  • Player: I've been told of your foul plans, Surok! You lied to me about the gold, so I've come to stop you!
  • Surok Magis: Oh really? And what makes you think you have even the slightest chance of doing that?
  • Player: I'll fight you if I have to!
  • Surok Magis: Enough! You have been of use to me before but now you are wasting my time! Be gone!
  • Surok teleports you out of his presence.
  • The player appears by the Varrock lodestone.

Talking to Zaff[edit | edit source]

  • Zaff: Would you like to buy or sell some staves or is there something else you need?
  • Select an option
    • Yes, please.
      • (See the transcript for Zaff.)
    • No, thank you.
      • (See the transcript for Zaff.)
    • Do you have any battlestaves?
      • (See the transcript for Zaff.)
    • Rat Burgiss sent me.
      • Player: Rat Burgiss sent me!
      • Zaff: Ah, yes; You must be Player! Rat sent word that you would be coming. Everything is prepared. I have created a spell that will remove the mind control from the king.
      • Player: Okay, so what's the plan?
      • Zaff: Listen carefully. For the spell to succeed, the king must be made very weak. If his mind is controlled, you will need to fight him until he is all but dead. Then and ONLY then, use your ring to summon me. I will teleport to you and cast the spell that will cure the king.
      • Player: Why must I summon you? Can't you come with me?
      • Zaff: I cannot. I must look after my shop here and I have lots to do. Rest assured, I will come when you summon me.
      • Player: Okay, so what do I do now?
      • Player receives beacon ring and Zaff's instructions.
      • Zaff: Take this beacon ring and some instructions. Once you have read the instructions, it will be time for you to arrest Surok.
      • Player: Won't he be disinclined to acquiesce to that request?
      • Zaff: Won't he what?
      • Player: Won't he refuse?
      • Zaff: I very much expect so. It may turn nasty, so be on your guard. I hope we can stop him before he can cast his spell! Make sure you have that ring I gave you.
      • Player: Okay, thanks, Zaff!
      • Zaff: Rat has told me that you are to be made an honorary member of the VPSG so that you can arrest Surok. If you have any questions about this, ask Rat. One last thing: you must remember that as part of the VPSG, we must remain secretive at all times. For this reason, I cannot discuss matters such as this unless absolutely necessary!
      • Player: Of course! Thanks again!

Talking to Zaff again[edit | edit source]

  • Zaff: Would you like to buy or sell some staves or is there something else you need?
  • Select an option
    • Yes, please.
      • (See the transcript for Zaff.)
    • No, thank you.
      • (See the transcript for Zaff.)
    • Do you have any battlestaves?
      • (See the transcript for Zaff.)
    • I need to ask you something else.
      • Player: I need to ask you something else.
      • Zaff: Go ahead!
      • Select an option
        • What am I doing again?
          • Player: What am I doing again?
          • Zaff: Make sure you have read the instructions I gave you about the ring. Then, when you are ready, go to Surok and arrest him!
          • Player: Okay, thanks!
        • Can I have another ring?
          • Player: Can I have another ring?
          • (With the beacon ring in the backpack:)
            • Zaff: You have one already. It's there in your inventory!
          • (With the beacon ring in the bank:)
            • Zaff: Remember, I am a member of the VPSG and we see everything! My sources tell me there is one in your bank. Go back and retrieve it from there!
          • (Without the beacon ring:)
            • Player receives beacon ring.
            • Zaff: Well, I do happen to have another one here that you can have. Please try and be a bit more careful with this one!
        • Can I have the instructions again?
          • Player: Can I have the instructions again?
          • (With Zaff's instructions in the backpack:)
            • Zaff: You have one already. It's there in your inventory!
          • (With Zaff's instructions in the bank:)
            • Zaff: Remember, I am a member of the VPSG and we see everything! My sources tell me there is one in your bank. Go back and retrieve it from there!
          • (Without Zaff's instructions:)
            • Player receives Zaff's instructions.
            • Zaff: Well, I do happen to have another one here that you can have. Please try and be a bit more careful with this one!

Summoning Zaff too far away from Varrock[edit | edit source]

  • Nothing appears to happen. You may be too far away from Varrock for the ring to work.

Trying to summon Zaff while in his store or while he is already summoned[edit | edit source]

  • Zaff: What are you doing, Player? I'm right here! Why are you trying to summon me again?
  • Player: Sorry, I was just testing the ring.
  • Zaff: Well, stop playing around; I'm a busy man!

Trying to summon Zaff elsewhere[edit | edit source]

  • Zaff: Okay, Surok, your time is ov...hey! What gives? You don't need me yet! Why did you use the ring?
  • Player: Sorry, I was just testing the ring.
  • Zaff: Look, stop messing around! My shop doesn't look after itself, you know! Hmm. Perhaps I could invent a spell that would do that...

Using the beacon ring on Rat[edit | edit source]

  • Rat Burgiss: Ooh! Shiny! I would take it, but I'd probably have to sell it. I have a wife and 17 children to feed! Besides, you probably need it more than me right now!
  • (Continues below.)

Talking to Rat again before heading to the final confrontation[edit | edit source]

  • Select an option
    • About the Task System...
    • Hello there!
      • Player: Hello there!
      • Rat Burgiss: Ah, hello. How is your task going?
      • Player: I have been to see Zaff and he has told me to go and arrest Surok.
      • Rat Burgiss: Excellent! In that case, we are all set and ready to foil Surok's plans!
      • Player: So what happens now?
      • Rat Burgiss: Now it is all down to you, Player. As you have proven yourself in the tasks I have set you, I am making you an honorary member of the VPSG!
      • Player: Oooh! Do we have adventurer's insurance?
      • Rat Burgiss: Well...no. But we do have a nice lady called Emma who makes the tea on Mondays.
      • Player: Oh, well that sounds just as good!
      • Rat Burgiss: Right then. You have an important task set out for you. Good luck, Player!
      • Select an option
        • What are my orders again?
          • Player: What are my orders again?
          • Rat Burgiss: You will need to go and speak to Surok now. Arrest him under the authority of the Varrock Palace Secret Guard.
          • Player: Right then.
          • Rat Burgiss: It may be tough and Surok will most likely not be arrested without a fight, so be on your guard!
          • Select an option
            • Can you tell me of the Dagon'hai?
              • (Same as below.)
            • I've lost that ring I had!
              • (Same as below.)
            • You're in the army now!!
            • What benefits do I get in the VPSG?
              • (Same as below.)
            • Okay, I need to go!
              • Player: Okay, I need to go!
              • Rat Burgiss: Yes, you have an important job! Good luck, Player!
        • Can you tell me of the Dagon'hai?
          • Player: Can you tell me of the Dagon'hai?
          • Rat Burgiss: How do you know of them?
          • Player: Surok gave me a diary that spoke of them. Do you know anything about them?
          • Rat Burgiss: I see. The Dagon'hai were a powerful order of Zamorakian mages who resided here in this very city. However, the priests of Saradomin warred ferociously with them and tried to destroy them. The Dagon'hai, though, were very clever and extremely cunning.
          • Player: What do you mean?
          • Rat Burgiss: They hid themselves away within the city and, rumour has it, they even had a way of getting to the Wilderness and back without ever being seen, although I have no idea how that might have been.
          • Player: So where are they now?
          • Rat Burgiss: Nobody knows. They disappeared from the city a hundred years ago and very few people even remember who they were.
          • Player: So how do you know about them?
          • Rat Burgiss: My grandfather's brother, my great uncle, was a priest of Saradomin and he would tell me stories of the wars with the Dagon'hai as a child.
          • Player: Oh, I see.
          • Select an option
            • What are my orders again?
              • (Same as above.)
            • I've lost that ring I had!
              • (Same as below.)
            • At ease, soldier!
            • What benefits do I get in the VPSG?
              • (Same as below.)
            • Okay, I need to go!
              • (Same as above.)
        • At ease, soldier!
          • Player: At ease, soldier!
          • Rat Burgiss: You shouldn't mock your commanding officer, private! Don't forget, I can still have you arrested for conspiracy with Surok!
          • Player: Uh, yes, sorry! I forgot about that!
          • Select an option
            • So, what next?
            • Can you tell me of the Dagon'hai?
              • (Same as above.)
            • I've lost that ring I had!
              • (Same as below.)
            • What benefits do I get in the VPSG?
              • (Same as below.)
            • Okay, I need to go!
              • (Same as above.)
        • What benefits do I get in the VPSG?
          • Player: What benefits do I get in the VPSG?
          • Rat Burgiss: Unfortunately, as an honorary member of the VPSG, you only get to act under our authority. You aren't entitled to the full Secret Guard package.
          • Player: So I don't get the secret spy-pack then?
          • Rat Burgiss: I'm afraid not. No.
          • Select an option
            • What are my orders again?
              • (Same as above.)
            • Can you tell me of the Dagon'hai?
              • (Same as above.)
            • At ease, soldier!
            • I've lost that ring I had!
              • (Same as below.)
            • Okay, I need to go!
              • (Same as above.)
        • I've lost that ring I had!
          • Player: I've lost that ring I had!
          • Rat Burgiss: Then you will have to go and speak to Zaff at Zaff's Staffs to get another one!
          • Select an option
            • What are my orders again?
              • (Same as above.)
            • Can you tell me of the Dagon'hai?
              • (Same as above.)
            • At ease, soldier!
            • What benefits do I get in the VPSG?
              • (Same as above.)
            • Okay, I need to go!
              • (Same as above.)

Foiling Surok's Plan[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Surok!! Your plans have been uncovered! You are hereby under arrest on the authority of the Varrock Palace Secret Guard!
  • Surok Magis: So! You're with the Secret Guard, eh? I should have known! I knew you had ugly ears from the start...and your nose is too short!
  • Player: Give yourself up, Surok!
  • Surok Magis: Never! I am Surok Magis, descendant of the High Elder Sin'keth Magis, rightful heir of the Dagon'hai Order! I will have my revenge on those who destroyed my people!
  • Player: The place is surrounded. There is nowhere to run!
  • Surok Magis: Do you really wish to die so readily? Are you prepared to face your death?
  • Select an option
    • Bring it on!
      • Player: Bring it on!
      • Surok Magis: I am a Dagon'hai! I run from nothing. My spell has been completed and it is time for you to meet your end, Player! The king is now under my control!
      • (Continues below.)
    • Fine! You win this time!
      • Player: Fine! You win this time!
      • Surok Magis: Get out of my sight then!

King Roald fight[edit | edit source]

  • Screen fade out/in.
  • The room grows dark and you sense objects moving...
  • Surok Magis: Annach Narh Hin Dei!
  • King Roald: What's going on...?
  • King Roald: I...must...kill...Player!!
  • Player: Uh oh! King Roald looks evil!
  • Player: Uh oh! King Roald looks evil!
  • King Roald attacks the player.

King Roald phrases[edit | edit source]

  • King Roald: Have at you!
  • King Roald: Take that, knave!

Talking to Surok[edit | edit source]

  • Surok's eyes are glazed over. He must be concentrating hard on the spell over King Roald.

Reducing King Roald to 1 life point[edit | edit source]

  • Now would be a good time to summon Zaff!

Opening the library door[edit | edit source]

  • As you touch the door, your hand tingles and room seems to grow dim. You can hear Surok muttering a spell behind you...

Talking to Zaff after exiting the fight[edit | edit source]

  • Zaff: Would you like to buy or sell some staves or is there something else you need?
  • Select an option
    • Yes, please.
      • (See the transcript for Zaff.)
    • No, thank you.
      • (See the transcript for Zaff.)
    • Do you have any battlestaves?
      • (See the transcript for Zaff.)
    • Something else.
      • Select an option
        • Why did you teleport us?
          • Player: Why did you teleport us? We were winning!
          • Zaff: The king was not weak enough and Surok's power over him was still too strong! You must weaken the king further before summoning me. Otherwise, we will fail.
          • Player: So what do I do now?
          • Zaff: I am afraid we must try again. We will defeat Surok this time. I am sure of it!
        • Can I have another ring?
          • (Same as above.)
        • Can I have the instructions again?
          • (Same as above.)

Talking to Surok after exiting the fight[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Surok!! Your plans have been uncovered! You are hereby under arrest on the authority of the Varrock Palace Secret Guard! The place is surrounded. There is nowhere to run!
  • Surok Magis: Do you really wish to die so readily? Are you prepared to face your death?
  • Select an option
    • Bring it on!
      • Player: Bring it on!
      • Surok Magis: My slave will destroy you, Player!
      • (Continues above.)
    • Fine! You win this time!
      • (Same as above.)

Trying to summon Zaff too early in the fight[edit | edit source]

  • Zaff: The king's still too strong! We had better get out of here!
  • Player: Wait! Let me keep fighting!
  • Zaff: It's too late! I cast the spell as soon as you summoned me, but it was too early! We need to withdraw and plan our attack again!

Summoning Zaff at the right time[edit | edit source]

  • The player summons Zaff.
  • Zaff: Sin danna nim borha!!
  • King Roald: Wh...!
  • Zaff teleports King Roald away.
  • Zaff: The king's mind has been restored to him and he has been teleported away to safety. Now, to deal with Surok!
  • Surok Magis: No! All is lost! I must escape!
  • Zaff: You will not escape justice this time, Surok!
  • Surok attempts to teleport.
  • Surok Magis: Mirra din namus!!
  • Zaffs blocks his spell.
  • Zaff: Stop!
  • Surok Magis: Noooooooo!!
  • Zaff: Your teleport spell has been corrupted, Surok! I have placed a magic block on this room. You will remain here, under guard, in the library from now on.
  • Surok Magis: No! My plans have been ruined! I was so close to success!
  • Zaff: Thank you for your help, Player. I will put the room back in order and then I must leave. Surok is defeated and will be no more trouble for us. We will guard him more closely from now on!
  • The room grows dark again and you sense objects moving...
  • Screen fade out/in.

Talking to Surok after defeating him[edit | edit source]

  • Surok Magis: You have foiled my plans, Player... I obviously underestimated you.
  • Player: Yes. Let this be a lesson to you.
  • Surok Magis: ...

Talking to Zaff[edit | edit source]

  • Zaff: Would you like to buy or sell some staves or is there something else you need?
  • Select an option
    • Yes, please.
      • (See the transcript for Zaff.)
    • No, thank you.
      • (See the transcript for Zaff.)
    • Do you have any battlestaves?
      • (See the transcript for Zaff.)
    • We did it! We beat Surok!
      • Player: We did it! We beat Surok!
      • Zaff: Yes. You have done well, Player. You are to be commended for your actions!
      • Player: It was all in the call of duty! What will happen with Surok now?
      • Zaff: Well, when I disrupted Surok's spell, he will have been sealed in the library, but we will still need to keep an eye on him, just in case. When you are ready, report back to Rat and he will reward you.
      • Player: Okay, I will.
      • Zaff: Sadly, however, after this I will not be able to discuss these matters with you again. They are secret and we must be vigilant. The VPSG will prevail!
      • Player: Of course. I understand. Goodbye!

Finishing Up[edit | edit source]

  • Select an option
    • About the Task System...
    • Hello there!
      • Player: Hello there!
      • Rat Burgiss: Well, Player, how did it go?
      • Player: You should have been there! There was this...and Surok was like...and I was...and then the King...and, and...uh...ahem! The mission was accomplished and the king has been saved.
      • Rat Burgiss: I take it that it went alright, then? That's great news! Zaff has already briefed me on the events. We will arrange for Surok to be fed and watched. I think he will not be a problem any more.
      • Player: You know, one thing bothers me. He's now stuck in the library, but wasn't that the reason we were in this mess in the first place?
      • Rat Burgiss: Yes, you are right. But rest assured, we will be watching him much more closely from now on. You've done very well and have been a credit to the VPSG; perhaps one day there may be a place for you here! In the meantime, let me reward you for what you've done. I will be sure to call on you if we ever need help in the future.
      • Player receives Runecrafting XP lamp (What Lies Below) and Defence XP lamp (What Lies Below).
      • Congratulations! You have completed: 'What Lies Below' - Complete this Intermediate quest.

Post-quest dialogue[edit | edit source]

Rat Burgiss[edit | edit source]

  • Select an option
    • About the Task System...
    • Hello there!
      • Player: Hello there!
      • Rat Burgiss: Ah! Player! You did a fine service for us. You might make a good member of the VPSG one day, with a little training and a bit more muscle!
      • Player: So, do you have any more jobs for me to do?
      • Rat Burgiss: At the moment, no. Things seem pretty quiet. However, I have heard a rumour about something strange going on in...hmm, no, I think we can handle this one for now. But, who knows? We may need your assistance again soon. Thank you, Player.
      • Player: Any time, Rat!

Zaff[edit | edit source]

  • Zaff: Would you like to buy or sell some staves or is there something else you need?
  • Select an option
    • Yes, please.
      • (See the transcript for Zaff.)
    • No, thank you.
      • (See the transcript for Zaff.)
    • Do you have any battlestaves?
      • (See the transcript for Zaff.)
    • Can I have another ring?
      • Player: Can I have another ring?
      • (With the ring in the backpack:)
        • Zaff: There's still one in your inventory, Player!
      • (With the ring in the bank:)
        • Zaff: Go and get the one that's in your bank, Player!
      • (Without the ring:)
        • Zaff: Yes, of course, Player. Here you are. Please bear in mind that this ring has no charges left with which to summon me, however.