Zemouregal's fort is a manor located east of Trollweiss Mountain, in The North.
It can currently be accessed through the cellar by navigating Lamistard's Tunnels from the west, during and after The Curse of Arrav quest, or by entering through the front door from the Mahjarrat Ritual Site during and after the Ritual of the Mahjarrat quest. Alternatively, after the Ritual of the Mahjarrat quest, one can reach the fort by teleporting to the Glacor Cave using the fairy ring code DKQ, exit the cave to the Mahjarrat Ritual Site, run west to the fort, and use the main door.
The fort was found in The North. Its previous inhabitants remain unknown, but eventually the Mahjarrat Zemouregal took residence here, which was given to him by Zamorak, for assisting him in his rebellion against Zaros.
Sometime around 1169 of the Fourth Age, another Zamorakian Mahjarrat, Lamistard, attempted to avoid being sacrificed and constructed a massive underground system to get as close as possible to the Ritual Site to obtain power without having to fight. Zemouregal had noted that Lamistard had gone missing and knew that he was in trouble. Lamistard, with his lack of experience in doing so, created numerous passageways that were unstable at times. Eventually he dug his way into Zemouregal's cellar, and was promptly captured and sacrificed in the upcoming ritual.
During The Curse of Arrav, the player enters Zemouregal's fort but is attacked by Arrav. However, before Arrav can be killed, he is called away.
During The Ritual of the Mahjarrat, the player must use decoder strips to enter the front door. Once inside, the player must search a few crates to find the heart magic notes, which reveal that the further away Zemouregal is from Arrav, the stronger his resistance will be. Thus, he made a prism from a magical stone to strengthen his grip, but the stone failed to function. In the volcano on Karamja, Zemouregal found some obsidian, out of which he made a working prism. He hid in the fort to prevent the clumsy zombies from breaking it. The player overhears that Zemouregal's zombie army is in full strength, and that Arrav is in position. Lastly, the player smashes the black prism on the first floor, mentioned in the notes as strengthening Zemouregal's control over Arrav.
The fort is also used to store prisoners caught by Undead broavs that roam the ritual site during the quest.
Zemouregal can be found in his study on the top floor before and after the Ritual along with Sharathteerk, though they cannot be interacted with.
During Dishonour among Thieves the player comes here to recruit Zemouregal and Enakhra for Zamorak's team to steal the Stone of Jas from Sliske. Bilrach sensed Enakhra heading towards the fortress, which he found suspicious, though Moia believed that she intended to reason with him following recent events. Moia teleported the player outside the cellar, where they dispatched several armoured zombies Zemouregal had placed there following the events of the recent Ritual. After dispatching them, they convinced the two Mahjarrat to join Zamorak's heist.
During and after the quest, players can find a chest here containing 5,000 coins, 250 Dungeoneering tokens, and 3 noted cut emeralds. Looting this chest is a requirement for the master quest cape. To reach the chest it is suggested to loot it during the quest when you are teleported there. Alternatively, one can go there later by bringing a sled to Trollweiss Mountain and enter the cave entrance to the east. Run east through the cave and go up the stairs from the cellar. If one has completed Ritual of the Mahjarrat, the easiest method is to teleport to the Glacor Cave using the fairy ring code DKQ, exit the cave to the Mahjarrat Ritual Site, run west to the fort, and use the main door.
Zemouregal's cellar entrance
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- ninja 11 January 2016 (Update):
- Players who have completed “Dishonour Among Thieves” and “Ritual of the Mahjarrat” can now pass through the eastern door in Zemouregal's Fortress for convenience.
- Ironically, Zemouregal does not actually fit inside his fortress: his head sticks through the roof, and the doors are much too small for him to use.