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Horror from the Deep
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Members only? Yes
Release date 17 November 2004 (Update)
Quest series Fremennik
Official difficulty Experienced
Official length Short
Developer James B
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Horror from the Deep is an experienced quest revolving around the mysterious disappearance of Jossik, keeper of the Lighthouse near the Fremennik Province. As the title suggests, the investigations lead to the discovery of very dangerous creatures living beneath the lighthouse.

Details Edit

Start point Quest Speak with Larrisa, who is outside the Lighthouse, north of Barbarian Outpost.
Official difficulty Experienced
Description The lighthouse protecting Kandarin's north western coastline has mysteriously stopped operating, and contact with the lighthouse keeper Jossik has been lost.

The Council would greatly appreciate it if somebody could discover for them what has happened to this most vital landscape feature.

Length Short

Barcrawl miniquest

Items required

Recommended: Camelot teleport, armour, food, and possibly a Ranged weapon

Enemies to defeat


Getting StartedEdit

Start by speaking to Larrisa outside of the lighthouse (north of Barbarian Outpost).

You will need: 60 steel nails, a hammer, swamp tar, a tinderbox, molten glass, 1 of each elemental rune, 1 arrow, and 1 sword.

Fixing the LighthouseEdit

Light the Lighthouse!

The lit lighting mechanism

  1. After speaking to Larrisa go down south of her jumping across the basalt platforms and into the Barbarian Outpost.
  2. Talk to Gunnjorn (in the Barbarian Outpost Agility arena) and get the lighthouse key; you can get your two planks here, which respawn north east of Barbarian's Outpost.
  3. Use both planks on the broken bridge east of Larrissa.
  4. Go and talk to Larrissa again.
  5. Go up to the 1st floor[help]. Search the bookcase and take all the books, flip through the lighthouse manual and the ancient diary.
  6. Go up one more floor, use the following items on lighting mechanism in this order: swamp tar, tinderbox, molten glass.

The DoorEdit

Horror from the Deep - strange door

The stange door.

Go down the iron ladder into the basement to find the door.

  1. Use all of your basic elemental runes on the door (fire, water, earth, and air).
  2. Use your sword (any type, but you will not get it back), and your arrow (any type, but you will not get it back).
  3. If you hadn't, use your Games Necklace to go back to Barbarian Assault and bank there.
  4. Get good armour (Runite), or mage armour (Mystic) bring many mind, chaos, death, or blood runes and enough runes to cast several of each elemental spell. (wind, water, earth, and fire), get a good weapon for melee, and some ranger equipment.

The FightEdit

  1. Go through the eastern part of the door and down the ladder.
  2. Talk to Jossik, be prepared to fight two Dagannoths.
  3. The first one is easy if you have Protect from Melee. If you don't have Protect from Melee and your combat level is relatively low, it might be wise to safespot behind the rocks in the room. It can be killed by all forms of combat.
  4. Then right after you defeat it, there will be a cut scene, and you will fight a harder monster.
  5. You should attack the Dagannoth mother by color if you want to deal any damage.
Dagannoth mother safespot

A safespot for fighting the Dagannoth mother. Protect from Ranged should be active at all times during the fight.

  • Orange means use melee.
  • Green means use range attacks.


If you cannot see the color changes very well, look at the chat box. Using the wrong attack does no damage to it. Also, you can safespot her by using the stalagmites in the room. If you do it right, you can get the mother stuck behind a stalagmite where you can stand behind and not lose any health points.

The best way to defeat her is to ignore the ranged and melee forms, since she has too high Defence against those attack types for them to be worthwhile. Use an air staff and switch spell types in the correct order.

She can detect Prayer, and will automatically use the opposite attack type when you use prayer. By default, she ranges at a distance and melees up close. Her melee attacks are stronger.

After the fightEdit

You'll get a Rusty casket after you defeat the Dagannoth Mother. Go to the 1st floor[help] of the lighthouse and show it to Jossik to finish the quest. (Note: If your inventory is full when killing the Dagannoth Mother you will not receive the casket. Instead go and talk to Jossik upstairs who will say he picked up the casket after you left it on the ground.)

Note: you have to fill whichever book you choose before you can choose another. It is recommended to choose a book that is cheap to fill and for ironman accounts not to choose a book at all until they have the 4 pages required to fill a book.

Reward Edit

Horror from the Deep reward scroll

Trivia Edit

  • Unlike most quests, the reward screen for Horror from the Deep says 'You have survived the Horror from the Deep!' rather than 'You have completed the Horror from the deep!'

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