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Troll Stronghold (#57)
Troll Stronghold
Members only? Yes
Release date 24 August 2004 (Update)
Quest series Troll
Official difficulty Experienced
Official length Medium
Developer Chris S
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Start point Quest Talk to Denulth in Burthorpe.
Official difficulty Experienced
Description The Imperial Guard raid was a failure, and Dunstan's son has been captured by the trolls!

Journey through Trollheim to the Troll Stronghold, and rescue him!

Length Medium
Items required


Enemies to defeat


Troll Stronghold Route

This is the route to the stronghold.

Start this Quest by speaking with Denulth in Burthorpe, located north of the Heroes' Guild in the tent. After talking to Denulth, go to The cave and speak to Saba about finding another way to the stronghold, he will direct you to Tenzing's house, following the path northwest, then going southwest when you reach the wounded soldier. Once you reach Tenzing's house, climb over the stile to begin the journey up the mountain. Tenzing sells climbing boots for 12 coins each if you don't have them. Follow the path until you see some rocks to the north. Put your boots on and climb over them. Then, go east and enter the arena.


Dad's surrender

Dad demanding that the player cease attacking

This is where players meet a huge troll called Dad. He will say that nobody goes past without defeating him. He is level 101 and uses a tree to hit with Melee. He can hit over 20 and send players flying, stunning them temporarily. Prayer shouldn't be used here but saved for the level 113 later on unless you have a prayer potion. Dad can no longer be safespotted by standing behind a spectator, but instead standing next to the western gate and attacking with either Ranged or Magic (using a halberd is a good melee alternative). When Dad is low on hitpoints, he will ask you to spare his life. You cannot attack him from here on, but he may try to hit you still. After this players will be able to pass through the exit.

The CaveEdit

Enter the cave, which will be U-shaped in the inside, and go past the level 69 and 71 Mountain trolls. Soon, you'll be at a spiral mountain. Level 68 Thrower trolls will range players here as they walk past, so you may run and activate Protect from Missiles, or you take a shortcut by climbing the rocks and cutting across to the south-west side with sufficient Agility levels. Don't climb the mountain, but make your way southwest to reach a plateau full of mountain trolls similar to Death Plateau. There's a sleeping troll called Mushroom, as well as a huge fortress, Troll Stronghold, where players must enter.

Inside the StrongholdEdit

Troll Strongehold safespot

Safespot for the Troll General

Inside are some more mountain trolls (levels 69 and 71). From the entrance, walk south until you see a door on the west wall. Enter and go north to find Troll Generals (level 113). They wield huge granite knives and mauls, with which they can hit up to 40. This is where Protect from Melee prayer should be used because they only use melee. Kill one to get a prison key.

Note: They can also be killed using the Hit & Run technique if you trap them near the ladder, or if the troll is standing near the table, you can hide behind it as a safespot. If you lure him out of the room and run behind the table, he will become stuck).

Prison BreakEdit


Twig, who holds the key to Godric's cell.

Once you have the key, go back south, east through the door, and then go to the very north end of the stronghold. Climb down the stairs, enter the locked door with prison key, and climb down again to reach jail. You'll see two sleeping prison guards called Twig and Berry. Both are level 71. If you have level 30 Thieving, pickpocket both to get cell key 1 and cell key 2. If not, kill them for the keys. You can safespot Berry from the vacant jail cell next to Eadgar's cell. The same can be done with Twig, but he must be awoken first and lured over. Free both Eadgar and Godric, then exit the prison by going south to the secret exit.

Finishing UpEdit

Head south-east and climb over the rocks, or use a games necklace to return to Burthorpe, and talk to Dunstan the blacksmith for your reward. He is located in the more north-east corner of the city.


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