Wandering Ga'al

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This article is about the miniquest. For the Ga'al it involves, see TzHaar-Ga'al-Kot.
For the achievement, see Wandering Ga'al (achievement).
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Wandering Ga'al is a miniquest that was released in mid-January 2013 as a response on an ongoing hunt to translate the final bookcase in Brink of Extinction, after a Jagex Moderator mistakenly told the players there was a way to read it. The players searched for a little over a month before a solution was finally implemented.[1]

Content developer Mod Stu coded the miniquest in little over an hour, and continuously gave hints towards finding the Ga'al on the forums. The solution was eventually found on 14 May 2013, 6 months after the bookcase was added to the game.[2][3][4]

Wandering Ga'al[edit | edit source]

Meeting TzHaar-Ga'al-Kot after all the conditions are met.

TzHaar-Ga'al-Kot can be encountered any time after completing The Brink of Extinction, but only after performing the following steps, which are as follows:

  • Obtain all required obsidian shards before proceeding any further.
  • Equip at least one piece of obsidian equipment and donate 15,000 Tokkul to the coffer in the Fight Cauldron. This will boost the armour reduction effect of obsidian armour for the next 20 minutes. The next steps must be done within those 20 minutes.
  • Unequip any obsidian armour, TokHaar-Kal and fire capes you have equipped. Having any of these items equipped prevents you from seeing him.
  • Equip the uncharged Tokkul-Zo.
  • Leave TzHaar City with exactly 722 obsidian shards. This number must be equal to R÷10 rounded down, where R is the current Runedate, which may be found by reading the captain's log from Player Owned Ports.
    • For example: if the current Runedate is 4347.8, you will need 434 shards.
  • Use a ring of visibility on a ring of stone.

TzHaar-Ga'al-Kot will then appear, thanking you for finding him. Ask him if he's able to read the Ancient TzHaar language, and he will agree to meet you at the bookcase in the Fight Cauldron.

Miniquest complete!

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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  • Ability to read the mysterious bookcase in the Fight Cauldron.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Credits[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Hankmeister was the first player to complete the Wandering Ga'al miniquest.[5]
  • The usual 'Quest Complete' fanfare that plays when you complete a quest/miniquest is different upon completion of the Wandering Ga'al miniquest. This fanfare features what sounds like a voice singing the quest complete tune over the brass instruments. It is speculated to be the voice of Tzhaar-Ga'al-Kot.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Stu's Twitter account. 14 February 2021. (Archived from the original on 26 May 2021.) Mod Stu: "January 2013, IIRC, when it was apparent players weren't going to stop looking for it. TBoE released in December. Had to wait 'til the new year as no updates over Christmas. Also a little wait to get approval for the bookcase lore (named first elder god after Jas, etc)."
  2. ^ Mod Stu. "The Ga'al Mystery (Solved)." 19 May 2013. Existing Game Content Forums.
  3. ^ Mod Stu. "The Brink of Extinction BookC." 1 March 2013. Future Game Updates Forums.
  4. ^ Mod Stu. "The Ga'al Mystery (Solved)." 4 April 2013. Existing Game Content Forums.
  5. ^ Mod Stu. "The Ga'al Mystery (Solved)." 19 May 2013. Existing Game Content Forums.