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Runescape: Top Favorite Quests

While writing a couple short stories based off of my favorite MMO, Runescape, I decided to make a list of my top favorite quests that I’ve completed over the course of playing. This isn’t an entire list since there are a lot of other quests that I really enjoyed, but these have to be my top ones that I would suggest anyone complete if they play. However, most of these have a list of other quests you must complete first.

Before you continue, I want to warn you that there are spoilers. So if you have not completed any of these quests and plan on doing so, please do not read until after you have.

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A Soul’s Bane

It was not the combat that drew me to this quest but the story behind it. A little boy decides he is ready to venture out into the world only to get driven crazy by his own mind. Now twenty-five years later, an adventurer is recruited by the boy’s mother to go find him in the rift. Each level contains monster’s that you must fight in order to overcome the nightmare: rage, fear, confusion, and hopelessness. Then you must defeat the three phases of the boy, ultimately freeing him from his own insanity and returning him home. I loved the message that the only way to overcome what goes on in your mind is to fight it.

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Recipe for Disaster

The evil Culinaromancer has been resurrected to try and take over all of Runescape! But with your help, and the help of Gypsy Aris, you can free each leader by feeding them their favorite food (much easier said than done).In this ten-part quest, you are tasked with having to free eight of the world leaders of Gielinor: The Mountain Dwarf, General Bentnose and Wartface, Pirate Pete, The Lumbridge Guide, Evil Dave, Skrach Uplogwee, Sir Amik Varze, and King Awowogei.

After this, you have to face the Culinaromancer himself, but not before having to defeat his minions: Agrith Na-Na, Flambeed, Karamel, Dessourt, and Gelatinnoth Mother. Even though this is the longest quest in Runescape, it is most definitely my favorite by far because of all the adventure that comes along with it. The ability to swim underwater and roaming around Ape Atoll as different forms of monkies are only two of my favorite things about this quest.

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Haunted Mine

As frustrating as this quest was for me, I absolutely loved every moment of it. The premise of this quest is that there is an unexplored mine deep in the woods of Morytania. In it is supposed to be a sacred crystal that is being protected by a mage of Zamorak, and you as the adventurer decide to go within the mine to try and find this crystal. After many attempts at the boss, I finally defeated him with my Iban staff and was able to get my hands on the crystal. The salve amulet has not only looked incredible with most of my outfits, but it has helped a lot during my killing of the undead.

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Gertrude’s Cat

This was a simple quest about a woman (more like crazy cat lady) who has lost her cat and needs your help finding it. At the end you receive a chocolate cake, a bowl of stew, and a kitten that you can take care of. This was my very first member quest ever and I was so excited when I found out that you could have a pet cat.

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Icthlarin’s Little Helper

There is unrest deep within the desert as the city of the dead, Sophanem, has closed it’s gates to everyone who is considered an outsider. As the adventurer, you meet a wanderer in the middle of the desert that sends you on a journey to do her bidding. I loved this quest because I didn’t see it coming. I loved when I found out that everything I was doing for this woman was bad, and that she was actually a demi-god with a rough past. I also loved the locusts that roamed around the city, the sphinx, and the fact that my cat from Gertrude’s Cat ended up being useful for a purpose other than just having it around. It gave me the feeling of Egyptian history unlike the other cities in the desert.

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Contact!

The High Priest of Icthlarin has told you that Sophanem’s people want to lift the quarantine that was placed over them due to the plague that had been spread by Icthlarin, but that the people of Menaphos will not allow it. It is the duty of the adventurer to help. I had a love-hate relationship with this quest because of the end. There is an underground tunnel maze full of minions of Scarabas: Mages (attack with magic), and two types of Scarab riders (attack with melee or range).

When the minions are not attacking you, you have to watch out for the traps that could also inflict high levels of damage on you. Then there was the Giant Scarab that you have to defeat at the end. I literally tried ten times, but every time his minions would pop up and destroy me. I finally defeated him after I completed Underground pass and came back with my Iban staff.

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Underground Pass

This quest is the third part of the Ardougne story-line and one of my personal favorites. It’s about a tunnel that has been opened after thousands of years for you to explore to see what is the safest route to the other side. It’s full of puzzles, brain games, traps, monsters, and an adventure that is unique to each player. My mind was totally blown by this quest because it opened my eyes to what Jagex could really do with their world of Runescape.

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Regicide

The reason for discovering the Underground Pass, King Lathas of Ardougne has recruited you to travel to the other side and defeat the evil King Tyras. This takes you to a whole other world that is nothing like the rest of Runescape, full of elves and beauty all on it’s own, and nothing is as peaceful as it appears. I loved this quest because of the land of Isfadar. At first it was difficult to find my way around (even with the map), but once I got the hang of it I found it fun to travel around. And the part where you find out that you are working for the bad guys was great, too. I never saw that coming!

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Sea Slug

I decided to do this quest so I could get the fishing experience that I needed to get to the next level, but I ended up loving it. There has been a sudden presence of strange creatures inhabiting the fishing platform, and many fisherman have gone missing. A woman recruits you to find out what is going on, and locate her husband and son. It turns out these creatures are sea slugs that attach themselves to humans and control them. Talk about creepy!

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In search of the Myreque

Another quest in the Morytania series, there is a darkness over the land and a stranger wants to recruit you to help the group that are trying to fight against it. So it’s your job to find these people that are hiding somewhere around the land (or under it). I really enjoyed this one.

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In aid of Myreque

I enjoyed this one more than the first because I gained access to a town called Burgh De Rott that I didn’t know how to enter before. It had a bank and I really needed to use it on countless occasions. (Unfortunately, once I did the quest I never found myself in a situation to need it again). This one is about helping the myreque find a new hiding spot for their clan in Burgh de Rott after an attack reveals their original hideout.

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Lunar Diplomacy

This quest introduces you to the Moon Clan who live on a remote island and keep to themselves. They have been feuding with the Fremniks and now you have been recruited to settle their disputes. I loved this quest for a lot of the same reasons that I loved A Soul’s Bane. During this quest, you have to convince the Moon Clan that Fremniks are not what they think they are. To do this, you are tasked with proving the strength of your own mind by traveling into your subconscious. With each test, you learn more about yourself and the obstacles of life. There was such deeper meaning to this quest than any of the others.

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Dream Mentor

This is the sequel to Lunar Diplomacy, except instead of having to evaluate yourself, you have to help a fallen soldier evaluate himself and overcome his fear of fighting. Even though there were parts of this quest that were frustrating, I really enjoyed the story-line behind this one.

As I said before, these are not the only quests that I absolutely loved during my completion of getting my quest cape. But there’s one-hundred and twenty-eight of them so writing about each one would be such a task. Be looking for my list of the top quests that I couldn’t stand, as well as more quest related stuff!

Top 10 R.L. Stine Must Reads

When I was younger, I couldn’t stand reading. I didn’t know how my sister could sit for hours and read the books that she did, and whenever a new Harry Potter book came out it sickened me to think about myself sitting and doing it. However, because I was in school I had to read books as part of assignments and for the Accelerated Reader requirement. My favorite books to check out were the Goosebumps because they were short and not complicated. When I reached 8th grade, I did the unspeakable–I picked up all the Harry Potter books and read them in just a couple of weeks. This was the start of the many lives that I have lived.

Since discovering my love for reading, R.L. Stine has been one of my favorite authors. It wasn’t Goosebumps that did it for me, but his wonderful Fear Street Saga books. And from this point on I had what I called my “R.L. Stine addiction.” This consisted of several months of me going to my school library and checking out five different books at a time and bring them back within two days (this also included goosebumps).

But out of all his books I can’t just pick ten and say these are the best, and I’m not going to try to. This is just my current list of the ones that I consider some of my favorites that have completely captivated me throughout my teenage years and even now. If you find one or two that you haven’t read I highly suggest checking them out!

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Cheerleader’s: The First Evil

Bobbi and Corky Corcoran are two sisters that have just moved to Fear Street, and are enrolled in Shady-side High School. They also happen to be very talented cheerleaders that make the team with no questions asked. While on the way to a cheering convention, the bus gets into an accident, causing the captain to be thrown from the bus. However, she seems perfectly alright without a single scratch.

Then strange things begin to happen and cheerleaders start to die one by one. Why are they dying? Who is responsible? Is it even a person? What’s going on?

These were my first Fear Street Saga books that made me fall in love with R.L. Stine. I originally decided to read them because of their covers and the fact that I thought killing cheerleaders was funny. I had no idea the deeper meaning that this plot had to offer me. I also ended up really liking Bobbi and Corky, and this made it a lot more fun to follow them all throughout the next ones. If you are a person that has my original idea, or you are into the supernatural, I highly recommend these books to you.

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The Betrayal

Fear Street is cursed, and with how many horrors happen in this small area, that’s no secret. Everyone says that it’s because of the Fear family who once lived there, but why? Who is this Fear family and what happened they made such evil come about to everyone who lives there now?

I didn’t discover this series until my sister told me about it. She found out that I was reading the cheerleaders and instead of answering my questions about the Fear family, she pointed me into the direction of the books that talk about it. Each decision that was made by a fear that led to their demise from the beginning. I found that I loved these books more than any of the Fear Street Series because of their family history. I especially like when it gets to Sarah Fear.

It has a lot of lessons about making the right choices, and the consequences that come with choosing out of anger, greed, and jealousy.

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The Wrong Number

Following the story line from the first book, The Wrong Number, Jade and Deena are best friends that were framed for a murder last year, and now they are both receiving pranks calls. Could it be the killer who may be getting out of jail soon on a “technicality,” or is someone else, who knows what happened, watching them?

A lot of people I talked to actually liked the first book more and felt that the sequel was easy to depict. However, I loved it. Maybe it was the fact that I read the second one first, but I felt that it had a good amount of suspense and the climax was amazing!

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The Cheater

Carter Phillips is a rich girl who believes that she has the perfect life even thought her mother forgets she even has a child most of the time and she is constantly having to live up to her father’s standards. She excels in everything except math, and of course this would be her ultimate downfall. When Carter is desperate to pass her math achievement exam so that Princeton will accept her as a student (to impress daddy), she recruits the help of Adam Messner for one simple request in return: a date.

Unfortunately, Adam wants a lot more than just a date and soon his control over her becomes unbearable, but Carter can’t do anything about it because if she does, he will tell everyone about him taking the test for her. So what is Carter to do?

I absolutely loved this one because it showed the power that people will have over you if you allow them to. As well as the mistake Carter realized she made thinking that you could just buy your way into getting something that you want and not face the consequences. People take advantage of you just like Adam does to Carter. Sorry, honey, but the real world isn’t perfect, especially on Fear Street!

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Broken Hearts

Josie and Melissa are two friends that live their lives like every other teenager does, but they live on Fear Street so life is about to get complicated. Approaching Valentine’s day, threatening Valentine’s start to appear. Who is sending them, and will they succeed?

I read this particular one twice that year. Once when I was a new 8th grade and then again during Valentine’s Day. I know, “Who reads a horror story about Valentine’s Day on Valentine’s Day?” Well the answer to that is me because at the time I couldn’t stand that holiday. In fact, most people my age didn’t like it.

I loved this one because of the suspense that it had; i literally couldn’t put it down. I had a hunch on who the killer was, but I was wrong and I never saw it coming who the actual killer was.

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What Holly Heard

Holly is a teenager in Fear Street that is a gossip queen, and is always looking for a new secret to hear and share until she hears something she shouldn’t have. Now someone is trying to keep Holly and her friends quiet.

Holly reminded me of a couple of girls I went to school with. Always had a boyfriend, and even when they lost interest, they stayed with him until there was another one who came along. They were always butting into other people’s business so that they could spread it around (you always had to be careful what you said), and actually got excited when other people were in pain.

I liked this book because it showed the psychotic side of teenagers that most people don’t think exists. I grew up around people that thought that because I was young I didn’t have an opinion and wasn’t intelligent enough to understand “adult” subjects like politics and religion. But as we all should know, your teenage years is one of the most important times for your development and growth. We go through so much during this time that it’s not surprising when we see that another kid just couldn’t take it anymore and hurt themselves, a boyfriend’girlfriend, family member, or another student.

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Bitten: Dangerous Girls

Destiny and Livvy are two sisters that fell in love with the same boy while away at summer camp, but have come back only to find that they are no longer the same girls they once knew themselves to be. The sunlight hurts them, there is a hunger that never goes away, and there’s a strong desire for blood they can’t explain. They’ve become vampires and must now find a way to cure themselves, but when one sister choose the life of darkness, it’s up to the other one to save her. Can she?

Even thought I write a lot about vampires, I’m not actually into reading the books themselves. I’ve only read two series other than this one that was about vampires. However, I loved Dangerous Girls because it had surprises around every corner and wasn’t your typical vampire book. Destiny actually wanted to be cured, and so instead of reading about a girl who turns into a vampire and has to live that way, you instead follow the life of a girl who’s one goal is to go back to a normal life as a human.

I also liked Taste of Blood, which is the sequel where she decides that her and her father are going to attempt to save her sister from having to live in that dark world, even though it is one that she has chosen. It reminded me of Zoe trying to save Stevie-Ray’s humanity in House of Night after she comes back to life. (But I read Dangerous Girls first).

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The Haunted School

Tommy Frazer is a young boy who has a new mom, a new school, and a new life. One day, he gets lost among the many rows of classrooms and starts to hear voices of other kids coming from behind the school’s walls, and just like any other kid in an R.L. Stine book, he falls into another world where he meets the students of a class from a different time! Some are good, but others are out to get them and turn them to the dark side. Dun dun dun…

This is one of my favorite Goosebumps because I felt that there was more depth. This was a real story compared to others that I felt were written just to write. I thought about this book a lot in my sophomore year when I started a new school in a new city that was really big. In fact, I thought that I was about to hear other student’s voices in the walls!

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Beach House

What happens when someone is committing murder, but can never be found? You may say, “That’s preposterous!” Well, in this book, it isn’t. There are two boys: one lives in the year 1956 and the other lives in the exact same place, but is from the year 1992. The catch? They are the same person travelling through time committing murders. But how is this possible?

I was confused when I first started reading this book because it flip flopped between two different stories, but eventually I realized that they were connected even when they were years a part. I’m not sure why the book captivated me so much. Maybe it was because it wasn’t predictable, it was exciting, and I never saw the conclusion coming. In fact, it’s one ending that I have never forgotten, even years later. I plan on reading this one again very soon and I suggest it to everyone. This is one that you will not regret!

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Welcome To Dead House

Amanda and Josh Benson are two kids that move to a new town called, Dark Falls. Immediately, they notice something wrong about the place. No one is in the houses, yards, or streets, and everyone acts very strangely. The house that they are going to live in is very old and looks like it was built forever ago. Soon, they realize that it was a big mistake moving there!

This was my first Goosebumps book, and also my other favorite. I loved that it had a cliche story line about the family of four that move into a creepy house in a new place and weird things start to happen, but that the end was different than anything else that I had seen like it.

I recommend this book to anyone who likes those type of plots and wants to see a different ending than what they are used to.

R.L. Stine is one of my favorite author’s because he takes the lives of teenagers (their habits, feelings, and desires) and shows how they can be their downfall. The girl who has to be in everyone’s business hears something she shouldn’t have, the girl who dates every boy she shes causes her to have a horrifying Valentine’s Day, the girl that just wanted to impress her father gives her an abusive and controlling boyfriend, etc.

He shows us that every decision we make in our lives have consequences and nothing is ever as it seems–especially when it comes to people.

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