In this guide, we are going to talk about the OSRS Grim Tales quest. This quest contains many references to some of the real-life fairy tales for children written by The Brothers Grimm. Also, the OSRS Grim Tales quest is a master difficulty quest in which you must collect rare items for Sylas.
Quest and Skill Requirements for The OSRS Grim Tales
The OSRS Grim Tales quest requirement is to complete the Witch’s House quest. The skill requirements for OSRS Grim Tales quest are:
- 58 Thieving
- 59 Agility
- 71 Woodcutting
- 45 Farming
- 52 Herblore
- Leather gloves
- High healing food
- Good armour and a weapon
- 2 Tarromin potion (unf) or 2 vials of water and 2 tarromins
- Seed dibber
- Watering can with at least 1 dose
- Any axe
- 1 Stamina Potion
- 2 Prayer potions
To start this quest you must talk with Sylas, the old man with a walking stick in Taverley. He can be found south of the player-owned house portal. Talk to him, and he will ask you to get two rare items in return for his magic beans.
The first item that you need to take is a feather from the griffin, Grimgnash, on White Wolf Mountain. To reach Grimgnash, go to White Wolf Mountain from Taverley, and follow the path that is located the farthest east along the mountain until you reach two white lines. Go through them, and up the path to reach the NPC.
When you reach Grimgnash, next to him you should find some feathers on the ground. Try to take some feathers and Grimgnash will start talking to you, but be careful what you say to him because he can bite you and you will automatically take 20% damage to your HP.
Grimgnash will tell you that he can not get to sleep because of the howling wolves and will threaten to eat you if you don’t tell him a bedtime story. Grimgnash says he loves stories with death, fire, and destruction. Tell him a bedtime story by selecting the options, which sound the most violent.
- I heard you were a great and mighty Griffin! (Option 1)
- There once was a graveyard filled with undead. (Option 1)
- There lived a skeleton named Skullrot. (Option 2)
- Skullrot was insane! (Option 4)
- Skullrot hungrily grabbed the gnome’s hair. (Option 4) (Skullrot grabbed an axe is also acceptable)
- Started to strangle the poor gnome. (Option 3)
- At this point, you can answer any of the remaining choices.
After Grimgnash is asleep, steal a feather from the pile next to his nest and go back to Sylas.
The first item that you need to take is a helmet from a dwarf named Rupert. Rupert the Beard can be found in a tower in between Goblin Village and Ice Mountain. The quickest way to get there is by casting Mind Altar Teleport (or using its magic tablet equivalent) and running southward.
When you reach the tower you need to go to the eastern side and climb over the crumbling wall, then in the northwestern corner, you should find a drain pipe. Talk into the drainpipe, and you will find yourself talking to the dwarf imprisoned at the top of the tower.
After that talk to him a second time to find out how to get up the tower, and suggest that you should climb up, and then ask if there is anything up there that can help. He will throw down his beard so that you can climb up on his beard.
Talk to the dwarf who regrettably cannot give you his helmet as the princess has stolen his armour and locked him in the tower. He asks you to talk to Princess Miazrqa, who is north of the tower.
Use the right-click ‘climb-down’ option on Rupert, climb back over the east wall, and talk with Princess Miazrqa. She says that she will happily release the dwarf if you get back her pendant, which was stolen by a mouse in her second cousin’s house which is the witch’s house in Taverley.
Ask Princess Miazrqa for a door key to enter the witch’s house, or look under the potted plant just to the left of the front door of the witch’s house.
Princess Miazrqa’s Pendant
The witch’s house is located next to Sylas in Taverley. Enter the witch’s house, open the northern door, and climb down into the basement. Inside the basement next to the eastern wall you will find some boxes, search the boxes until you find leather gloves. Then equip them to avoid an electric shock from opening the western gate.
Now search the music stand to find some music sheets for the piano. Read the music sheet and you have to play them on the piano. Go to the piano and play the notes. You have to play the notes: “EFEDCAEGA”. The first five notes (“EFEDC”) are on the right side of the piano.
The next to last notes (“AEGA”) is on the left side of the piano. Although the notes are displayed when you hover over them on the left side of the screen, you must remember whether they are lower or upper notes.
The easiest way to play the keys is from right to left, click them in this order: key 5, key 4, key 5, key 6, then 7, 9, 12, 10, 9. The compartment of the piano will open, and you will find three items in it: a shrinking recipe, a to-do list, and two shrunk ogleroots.
Read the shrinking recipe, and use your tarromin with 2 vials of water, and add the ogleroot to both unfinished potions. Go upstairs, and drink one of the potions while standing next to the mouse hole in the southern room on the ground floor. You will suddenly shrink and will enter the mouse hole.
You will need to go through several nail walls to get to the pendant. These nail walls are four nails stuck closely together on the wall. They are indicated as wooden ladders on the mini-map. Climb the nail walls to the north on the eastern wall located south of the grate, and then continue south-west and climb up two sets of nails.
Go north-east, and climb down the nails. Head north and climb up the last set of nails, and take the pendant. Return to the tower, and give the pendant to the Princess. Rupert will be set free, and he will give you his helmet. Head back to Sylas.
The Magic Beans
Talk to him and take the beans Sylas gives you, and plant them in the special patch south-east of Taverley, near the tree patch. The signpost reads “This earth mound has been magically prepared. Please keep off. Farming strictly prohibited. You have been warned!”
A seed dibber and watering can are required, which can be obtained from the tool leprechaun at the nearby tree patch to the north-east, or purchased at a farming store. After watering the patch, a giant beanstalk will grow extremely fast.
Go to the bank to prepare for the boss fight, take some high healing food, and some prayer potions. Also, you need good weapons and armor, as well as your other shrinking potion.
For the boss fight, you can use any combat style that you prefer to kill it. He mainly uses melee crush attacks and he can be save spotted when using magic or ranged. He also uses an attack that can drain your prayer points as well as disabling them for five seconds.
Use Protect from Melee whenever you can. Cast your best spell or range at a distance while hiding behind a wall. He will sometimes taunt you, causing your character to attack him head-on. Whenever this happens, run back to the wall, and turn on Protect from Melee whenever you’re within his hitting range.
When you’re ready, climb up the beanstalk and attack Glod. Once you defeat Glod, he’ll drop the golden goblin. Take it back to Sylas. He will ask you to chop the beanstalk down. Use a shrinking potion on the beanstalk first and then, take an axe and chop away. Go back to Sylas for your reward.
Rewards From The OSRS Grim Tales
- 1 Quest point
- 4,000 Farming
- 5,000 Herblore
- 5,000 Hitpoints
- 14,000 Woodcutting
- 6,000 Agility experience
- 6,000 Thieving experience
- Dwarven helmet (equip this helmet in the Dwarven Mines to complete a Hard Falador task)