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Lunar Diplomacy (#108)
Lunar Diplomacy
Members only? Yes
Release date 24 July 2006 (Update)
Quest series Fremennik
Official difficulty Experienced
Official length Long
Developer Tim C, James B
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Lunar Diplomacy is a quest focusing on the feud between the mainland Fremennik and the Moon Clan. Completion grants access to Lunar Isle, and a new spellbook.

DetailsEdit

Start point Quest Go to the westernmost dock of Rellekka, and talk to Lokar.
Official difficulty Experienced
Description Can you make it to Moonclan Island and make peace between the Moonclan and the Fremenniks?
Length Long
Requirements
Items required

Recommended:

Enemies to defeat
  • Me (level 79)
  • Multiple Suqah (level 111)

WalkthroughEdit

WarningEdit

You must keep your seal of passage, once obtained, on you at all times while on the Lunar Isle. If you do not, you will be teleported off of the isle if you try to talk to any NPC.

Part 1 - The ShipEdit

  • Take your tinderbox, and talk to Lokar Searunner on the westernmost dock of Rellekka. He will tell you about the Moon Clan.
  • Talk to Brundt the Chieftain in the longhall, and get a seal of passage. Keep it with you at all times when you're on the Lunar Isle or any related areas, or else you'll get teleported back to Rellekka, even when the quest is over.
  • Talk to Lokar again to sail to the Pirates' Cove. You can board the Lady Zay from here by going to the top most level of the dock. There are also plenty of moss giants and pirates to fight.
  • Talk to Captain Bentley. When you ask him to sail you to the Lunar Islands, the ship will only go around in a circle.
  • Talk to the navigator, 'Birds-Eye' Jack on the lower deck.
  • Talk to the captain again to ask what happened, and suggest it was the navigator's fault.
  • Talk to the navigator again - he will mention a jinx being put on the ship.
  • Talk to to the captain, and he will tell you to talk to members of the crew for help.
  • Talk to 'Eagle-eye' Shultz (on the same deck as the captain, northern end of the ship after going through a northern room). He will tell you about jinxes.
  • Talk to the cabin boy up one deck from the captain (south).
  • Talk to 'Beefy' Burns in the basement - you have to go down one level from the deck; then, go north and climb down a ladder and then in the basement - go south to the kitchen area to find him.
  • Talk to the cabin boy.
  • Talk to the captain.
  • Talk to 'Lecherous' Lee next to the cabin boy.
  • Talk to First mate 'Davey-boy' (same deck as the captain).
  • Talk to the cabin boy, who will now confess to placing the jinx.
  • You should now have an emerald lantern lens and lantern; use them with each other to get an emerald lantern, and light it using a tinderbox (you must now go to Rimmington and add swamp tar to the chemist's oil still, once added use the emerald lantern on the oil still. Next, you need to find five symbols and wipe them all away.
    Note: If you don't have space, talk to the cabin boy, and he will give you a lens and lantern. You may have to talk to him twice. Also, if you have a Bullseye lantern (unf) in your bank, he may not give you another lantern.
Finding jinx

A player finds a jinx.

The seals are on the following locations (Use your lantern on the object to reveal the symbol):

  • Big and metal: East cannon by the cabin boy.
  • Wall: Same floor as Captain, towards the rear of the ship in the First Mate's cabin. Use your lantern on the northwestern wallchart.
  • Container: Chest in basement, near the ladder.
  • Box: Crate in the basement, near the cook.
  • Support: Support Beam in basement, near the cook.

When all the seals are wiped, talk to the captain again, and sail to Moonclan Island!

Part 2 - Moonclan IslandEdit

Lunar Isle map

Moonclan Island, aka Lunar Isle

There is a bank and a general store on Moonclan Island, so you can get items here. Find Meteora in the village; she is on the southwestern side of the village by the wall. She will tell you that although they don't have a leader, the Oneiromancer will be able to help you more than anyone. Walk to the southeastern part of the island, and find the Oneiromancer (near the Astral altar), who tells you that you will need three things (which must be done in the following sequence):

Waking sleep potionEdit

Talk to Baba Yaga in the chicken house in the village (north of the bank in the fenced area - it walks like a chicken). She will give you a special potion bottle, and tell you that you need a guam leaf, marrentill and a crushed Suqah tooth.

First, fill the empty vial with water; then, travel to the southeast again, and kill a Suqah (level 111). The tooth does not drop every time, but it's fairly common. Make sure to pick up their hides, as you will need them later (you'll need 4). They also drop guam and marrentill herbs. If the south Suqah don't drop them, try the north ones. Keep any hides you get; they will be used later on, though you'll have to kill more Suqah later to obtain the special tiara. Make the potion as required, and then talk to the Oneiromancer again.

Enchanting dramen staff

A player enchanting the Dramen staff.

Lunar staffEdit

Take your Dramen staff (or staves) and the talisman or tiara of the respective elemental altar (bring the air, fire, water, and earth talismans/tiaras - Elemental talisman also works) to all four elemental altars, namely, Air, Fire, Water and Earth (in that order), and 'use' the staff on each of the four altars. You do not require the respective talismans if using the Abyss, and you can simply use the staff or staves on the Mysterious ruins of each respective altar.

The lunar staff or staves you create will change names depending on which step you are currently on in enchanting it. Only enchanting it with the air element labels the staff 'Lunar staff pt 1', with air and fire 'Lunar staff pt 2' and so on and so forth.

After the fourth enchantment of earth, it becomes a lunar staff that you are unable to equip until you are able to wear clothes of the Moonclan. If using fairy rings to transport yourself, bring one regular dramen staff with you to use for Fairy rings. Worse yet, the Oneiromancer will temporarily take it from you until later on. Take the staff to the Oneiromancer.

Note: You won't be able to make Lunar Staves after the Oneiromancer has taken the staff from you and you only can buy from her for 30,000 coins each to get another one, so it is recommended to make more than one.

Ceremonial clothesEdit

Mining stalagmite

Mining the stalagmite for the helm.

These consist of eight different items, namely:

  • Helm - Take your pickaxe and hammer, and travel to the northeast of the island and you should find a dungeon, go down and mine any stalagmite. You must run past some Suqah, which may cast Ice Barrage to reach it. You should get some lunar ore. There is a furnace and anvil in Rellekka where you can smith the helm. You can return to Rellekka quickly by destroying the Seal of Passage, getting booted off the isle then asking Brundt for another seal.
  • Cape - Talk to Pauline Polaris to the northwestern side of the village. You have to guess her name; first guess Pauline and then after receiving a clue, choose Jane Blud-Hagic-Maid.
  • Amulet - Talk to Meteora in south part of the village. She'll tell you that she'll swap her amulet for her tiara that she lost to one of the Suqah. Kill Suqah to get it back (it can take five or more Suqah kills to get the tiara) and keep the hides until you have four, and then, exchange the tiara for the amulet.
  • Torso, Gloves, Boots and Legs - Speak to Rimae Sirsalis at the clothes shop; she will tell you that she can tan the Suqah hides for 400 coins. Kill four Suqah if you haven't already, get their hides tanned, and with some thread, use a needle on the Suqah leather to make the four items.
Lunar ring location

Lunar ring location

  • Ring - Speak to Selene near the centre of the village; she will give you a riddle. Take a spade, and travel round outside the southern side of the village to the west until you come to a bridge. Dig on the blue flowers to the very southwest of the island, as shown in the picture. Make sure you complete the dialogue or else you will not receive the ring.

Take all items back to the Oneiromancer, and she will give you all your obtained items back (make sure you have 11 free inventory spots), plus some kindling that was obtained from the first ever Magic tree.

Important: Do not take any "combat items" with you (shields, potions, weapons) aside from an axe you are willing to lose. They will all disappear.

Return to the village and grab some food and possibly Agility boosts (e.g. Agility potion), tinderbox and an axe of any type from the bank. Make sure you don't bank the seal of passage or you will have to go get it from another bank before you can continue the quest. Equip all of the lunar items that you acquired, including the lunar staff; if not, when you use the kindling on the brazier, it will be used up and you have to get another kindling and take another Waking sleep vial from Oneiromancer.

Enter a long building on the western side of the village that has a ceremonial brazier and a staircase inside. You cannot change your equipment within the Dream World, so it is recommended to bring runes to cast Combat spells on the boss. Use your waking sleep vial on your kindling, light the brazier with your tinderbox, and use the kindling on the brazier.

Note: If you logout while in the Dreamland, you will have to go get another set of potion kindling from the Oneiromancer. (Your progress in the Dreamland will be saved).

Part 3 - Dream WorldEdit

Entering Dreamworld

A player entering the Dream World.

You are now in the Dream World. Talk to the Ethereal Man or Ethereal Lady at the centre of the Dreamworld, and he or she will tell you that you need to face six puzzles. At the edges of Dreamland are stone portal-like things; step into them to attempt each puzzle. After completing each puzzle, talk to the man or lady in the centre again to discuss what the challenge has taught you.

Fluke challenge

1. A game of chance (yellow southwestern platform) - The Ethereal Fluke's challenge involves dice, but the dice only have two possible combinations when you roll them. You need to get the dice to add up to the numbers that the dream guide gives you. The dice are all either: 4 or 3, 6 or 1, 2 or 5.

Number Answer
121, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3
131, 1, 2, 2, 3, 4
141, 1, 2, 2, 4, 4
151, 1, 2, 5, 3, 3
161, 1, 2, 5, 3, 4
171, 1, 2, 5, 4, 4
181, 1, 5, 5, 3, 3
191, 1, 5, 5, 3, 4
201, 1, 5, 5, 4, 4
211, 6, 2, 5, 3, 4
221, 6, 2, 5, 4, 4
231, 6, 5, 5, 3, 3
241, 6, 5, 5, 3, 4
251, 6, 5, 5, 4, 4
266, 6, 2, 5, 3, 4
276, 6, 2, 5, 4, 4
286, 6, 5, 5, 3, 3
296, 6, 5, 5, 3, 4
306, 6, 5, 5, 4, 4

Once finished, you'll be taken back to the center. Tell the Ethereal Man/Lady what you've learned and enter the next puzzle.

Number challenge

2. Communicating in numbers (pink southeastern platform) - The Ethereal Numerator's challenge is where you complete mathematical sequences by pressing the correct floating numbers. For example, if the pattern is 1, 4, 2, 5 the first answer is 3 (1, 4, 2, 5, 3) and the next answer is 6 (1, 4, 2, 5, 3, 6). Sequences:

Sequence Answer
0, 1, 3, 46, 7
1, 1, 1, 2, 1, 3, 1, 41, 5
1, 1, 2, 2, 33, 4
1, 1, 2, 3, 1, 1, 45, 1
1, 2, 34, 5
1, 3, 57, 9
1, 4, 2, 53, 6
1, 6, 2, 53, 4
1, 9, 2, 83, 7
2, 3, 5, 68, 9
2, 6, 3, 74, 8
3, 4, 2, 51, 6
7, 3, 6, 25, 1
8, 6, 42, 0
9, 7, 53, 1
9, 8, 7, 65, 4
Chopping dream tree

Chopping dream trees.

3. Chop, Chop, Chop away! (blue northeastern platform) - This is a simple Woodcutting game. Just chop more logs than your opponent, the Ethereal Perceptive. The goal is to be the first one to stack 20 logs in the center on the "Deposit Log pile". (If you're limited on inventory spaces just chop a few at a time and then stack them and continue cutting, but note that once you have deposited 20 logs that you will be unable to pick up your items!) He supplies a bronze axe if you don't have an axe of your own. This is one of the easier challenges.

Dream puffs

Hopping around the dreamy puffs.

4. Where am I? (white northwestern platform) - This challenge tests your memory. Speak to the Ethereal Guide, and you will discover this challenge is similar to the spike pits in the Underground Pass, you have to jump between platforms hoping not to find the false platforms that will collapse and return you to the start. You take no damage from falling. The path is different for everyone.

Lunar Diplomacy race

Jumping the hurdles.

5.The race is on! (green eastern platform) - A simple Agility test. Beat the other guy to the end of the passage by jumping four hurdles whilst he walks a straight path. This is fairly easy though an Agility potion and a small amount of food might help because failing a hurdle will cost you 8 Hitpoints.

Anythingyoucando

Mimicking the Mimic.

6. Anything you can do... (green southeastern platform) - A mime-copying game, very similar to the mime random event. Simply copy the emotes the Ethereal Mimic uses. After each emote, the mime will nod if you are correct or shake no - don't copy the yes or no emote!

The fightEdit

Fighting Me

Fighting Me.

Note: You must drop the bronze axe, or the fight won't start, and there will be no error message.

Once you've completed all the challenges, talk to the guide in the centre, and he will ask if you are ready to face the ultimate challenge. Say that you are, and you get to face "Me", a level 79 opponent who's pretty easy and is geared to your stats. You will occasionally be teleported around this arena, but this is more annoying than dangerous. The chats are quite amusing from "Me", so listen out!

Once you have defeated "Me", talk to the guide at the centre of the Dream World, then exit via the lectern, and go and talk to the Oneiromancer again.

Congratulations! Quest complete!

RewardEdit

Lunar Diplomacy reward scroll

Required for completingEdit

Completion of Lunar Diplomacy is required for the following:

TriviaEdit

  • After you give Meteora her Special Tiara, she still seems to be wearing the Lunar amulet on her head on her chathead and in-game.
  • Baba Yaga and her walking chicken house is a reference to Quest for Glory I by Sierra Entertainment. In fact, she comes from Russian mythology, where she is an old witch that lives in the house with chicken legs.
  • The player says, "Oh captain, my captain," on the third time speaking to Captain Bentley; it's a reference to the poem by Walt Whitman, O Captain! My Captain!. The poem pays tribute to Abraham Lincoln and was written in 1865. The phrase was also used in Dead Poets Society upon the dismissal of the English teacher, John Keating.
  • During the dialogue between Captain Bentley and the player when the player asks the Captain Bentley about his ship named the "Lady Zay", the player mentions that they used to own a ship named the "Lady Lumbridge", which is a reference to Dragon Slayer.
  • Captain Bentley also tells the player that he stole his ship from the Karamjan shipyards, and that he doesn't know who they were building that kind of warships, but whoever it was seemed to be a little on the short side. This is a reference to the quest, The Grand Tree, in which the Karamjan warships were built for gnomes.
  • Also while talking to Captain Bentley, at one part his parrot says, "I want guns, lots of guns!", which is a quote from the movie, The Matrix.
  • Before you enter the dream, if you re-obtain the kindling and potion from the Oneiromancer and then soak the kindling and drop it, you are left with an empty lunar vial; you can fill this up with water again and mix in a guam leaf and a marrentill once more for 84 Herblore experience per herb, though you cannot empty out the vials. Unfortunately, getting more vials requires passing through tedious dialogue. It is not known whether this is a bug.
  • Examining the log piles in the Dream World Woodcutting challenge yields the message "Like a pile of memes".

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