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Fairy Tale I - Growing Pains (#99)
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Members only? Yes
Release date 27 February 2006 (Update)
Quest series Fairy Tale (#2)
Official difficulty Experienced
Official length Long
Developer Greg V
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DetailsEdit

Start point Quest Martin the Master Gardener in Draynor Village.
Official difficulty Experienced
Description Recently, farmers around RuneScape have been noticing some trouble with their farming patches. They just don't seem to have the same yields as before. What could be the source of this malady?
Length Long
Requirements
Items required

Recommended:

Enemies to defeat Tanglefoot (level 111)

WalkthroughEdit

Beginning the questEdit

Items required: None.

Martin the Master Gardener chathead
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The start point.

Talk to Martin the Master Gardener.

Warning: Pick-pocketing Martin will prevent the player from being able to continue the quest for 15 minutes.

He's walking around the pig pen north-west of the bank in Draynor Village. He'll mention that his roses haven't been doing as well as they used to, and he suspects something's wrong. He wants you to ask the other members of G.A.G. (Group of Advanced Gardeners) if they're having the same problems he's having.

Gathering informationEdit

Items required: 5 coins (if you don't have secateurs already), Falador, Lumbridge and Varrock teleports (optional but recommended), Dramen staff (If planning to use canoe, bring an axe).

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The locations for the nearest 5 G.A.G. members.

You can choose any of the gardeners near the farming patches (allotments, hops, trees or fruit trees, anywhere you could pay a farmer to watch your crops) around RuneScape. You need to talk to 5 of them. Ask if they are a member of the Group of Advanced Gardeners. The easiest ones to reach are:

(If you use Frizzy, Elstan, or Heskel, you can pick up the spade in the Estate Agent's home behind the door when you pass it if you use the Falador teleport)

  1. Frizzy Skernip, next to the bar in Port Sarim, just south of the Falador cabbage patch
  2. Elstan, at the allotment patch just south-east of Falador (You can purchase farming related items, such as secateurs for 5 coins, from Sarah in the large house south-west of Elstan.)
  3. Heskel, at the tree patch in Falador Park
  4. Dreven, at the bush patch near the Champions' Guild (teleport with the Chronicle or use a canoe or teleport there with a Combat bracelet)
  5. Fayeth, just west of the Lumbridge Castle
Note: Ayesha, the G.A.G. member that tends to cacti in Al Kharid, does not count toward your 5 person count during this quest.

All of them say the same thing. They've been having trouble with poor crops. They all have different explanations of what's wrong, though. However, the last person you ask will have a more interesting explanation. He or she will suggest maybe the fairies have something to do with it. While it does seem to be a bit fantastical, that would only be if it weren't for the fact that you know a few of them.

Go back to Draynor, and talk to Martin again. After telling him about the different ideas, get your Dramen Staff and head south-east to Zanaris.

Note: If you have not gotten a spade yet, do not wield your dramen staff, and take one from inside the shed before teleporting into Zanaris.

Trouble in ZanarisEdit

Items required: A Dramen staff.

Fairy Godfather chathead
Fairy Nuff's grotto

Fairy Queen's room just north of the bank.

Head to the Fairy Queen's chamber. It's just south of where you enter the city, in the room with the Slayer master. However, something's wrong. The queen herself is missing. Instead, someone called the Fairy Godfather is here. He'll tell you that the queen has fallen to some sort of illness. She's under the care of Fairy Nuff. To find the queen, head west and go to the room to the north of the bank. Talk to Fairy Nuff, and she'll tell you the details of the queen's illness and give you a list to take to a wizard named Zandar Horfyre.

Investigating the illnessEdit

Items required: A spade (can be found inside Draynor Manor), Falador teleport, and a charged amulet of glory (both optional but recommended).

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Zandar's location in red; Malignius's location in yellow.

To save time, it is recommended to go to Draynor Manor and get the skull first, if you're walking from Zanaris.

Go to Falador, and from there travel west to the Dark Wizards' Tower. Head up to the top floor and talk to Zandar. He'll take the symptom list and then suggest you talk to Malignius Mortifer.

Grave robbing

The grave where you will find the skull

He can be found east of the Crafting Guild and directly south of Falador, along with a few elemental wizards. Talk to him and he'll tell you he could probably help, but he wants something from you first. He wants a Draynor skull from a grave near Draynor Manor. Go to the manor and around to the back (north side, inside the fencing). Dig up the grave there. If you need a spade, there is one that respawns in the manor.

Blessed secateursEdit

Items required: 3 assigned items (possible items listed below), secateurs, an Amulet of ghostspeak and the Ectophial (optional, but saves a lot of time).

Once you have the skull, go back to Malignius and give it to him. He'll tell you that the queen's problem has to do with a creature called a Tanglefoot. In order to kill it, you need to enchant a pair of secateurs. To do this, Malignius will tell you to get three of the following items (He can ask for any combination of these):

Note: Be sure to read your quest description to ensure you pick the correct combination before leaving.
Fairytale I enchanting magic secateurs

Enchanting the magic secateurs.

When you finally have the items you need, grab your Amulet of Ghostspeak and secateurs and go to the Mort Myre Swamp (you can use the Kharyrll Teleport, your Ectophial then go west, the Salve graveyard teleport, or the Shades of Mort'ton minigame teleport), and talk to the Nature Spirit. He'll bless your secateurs, at which point they'll take on a green glow.

Note: The ghasts might turn any food into rotten food, so having a druid pouch with you is recommended.

Killing the TanglefootEdit

Items required: Dramen Staff, Magic secateurs, food, and armour.

Take care during the fight as lost items cannot be retrieved.

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Attacking the Tanglefoot.

Head back to Zanaris. Grab your armour and food, and make sure to bring your magic secateurs. Head south-east from the bank to the mysterious ruins of the Cosmic altar. (You can take a shortcut if your Agility is 46, and a better one if it's 66.) At one side of the room is a gap through the wall you can climb through. The "Gatekeeper" there should let you through.

Inside the tunnel are a couple of Baby tanglefoots, and at the end of the tunnel will be a level-111 Tanglefoot - wield your Magic Secateurs to kill it. If you have the Protect from Melee prayer, it is recommended to use it.

Note: The Tanglefoot can be a tough fight due to the restriction of using only magic secateurs; however, by employing a hit-and-run strategy, you can avoid getting hit, as the enemy seems to avoid certain parts of the cave.You can also use rings of recoil to speed up the fight. The Tanglefoot has a maximum hit of 11. With full rune, 50 attack and 50 strength, this boss can be easily defeated with a full inventory of decent food, no prayer, and 1 farming. If you have Protect from Melee, you won't need any food. However, if you do die during the fight, the area is instanced so you will lose your items! Once you have defeated the Tanglefoot, make sure to grab the Queen's secateurs before leaving the tunnel.
Important note for low level players: Even with magic secateurs equipped due to the formula that calculates the damage you deal against Tanglefoot, if your combined Strength level, Farming level and equipment strength is too low, you will not be able to damage the Tanglefoot and will keep hitting 0s (This is not you missing, this is your damage dealt being less than 0.5 and as a result rounded down to 0). It is recommended that your Strength and Farming levels add up to at least 30+ and to use easy to obtain strength boosting equipment such as an Amulet of Strength, Climbing boots etc.

Once you have defeated the Tanglefoot, and have the Queen's secateurs in your inventory, head back to the Fairy Godfather and speak with him once again.

Congratulations! Quest completed!

RewardsEdit

Fairytale I - Growing Pains reward scroll

Required for completingEdit

Completion of Fairytale I - Growing Pains is required for the following:

TriviaEdit

  • Upon clicking "Examine" on the Draynor skull, the pun "I shouldn't joke, this is a grave matter." appears in the chatbox.
  • If completing this quest at level 1 Farming, the experience reward is enough to get you to level 17.
  • "Fairy Nuff", when read out loud, can be heard as "Fair enough".
  • "Fayeth", when read out loud, can be heard as "Faith": possibly a symbol for new players when going through the Lumbridge forests.

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