Ghosts Ahoy

By: Bboyjyoung
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Essential Info

Start Point

Begin by speaking to Velorina in Port Phasmatys.


  • Skills: None.
  • Quests: None.
  • Items: None.


  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Length: Long

Getting Started

Here is a map of helpful areas used throughout this quest:

Map of helpful quest areas

First off, head to Port Phasmatys located to the east of Canifis. To get there teleport to the Canifis Lodestone and head east past Fenkenstrain's Castle (from the Creature of Fenkenstrain Quest), past the Undead Farm and then south into a temple. Alternately you can journey through the Haunted Woods, which is crawling with Vampires and Leeches. While wearing your Amulet of Ghostspeak, talk to the Ghost Guard near the Energy Barrier who tells you that you need 2 Ectotokens to enter.

Ghost Guard: All visitors to Port Phasmatys must pay a toll charge of 2 Ectotokens.

Speak to the Ghost Disciple and ask him about Ectofuntus. Climb down the trapdoor to the west and continue down each of the levels until you find a pool of green slime. Fill your buckets with it and head back up to the temple.

Pool of Ectoslime!

Now climb the ladder to the east and grind up several sets of bones. To do this, grind them in the machine, wind it up, and then empty each one into a pot.

The Bone Grinder!

Now climb back down and use the slime with the Ectofuntus in the center of the temple.

Worshipping the Ectofuntus

EctotokenNow talk to the Ghost Disciple again and he will give you 5 Ectotokens, which can be used to enter the port. You'll need about 43 tokens to complete this quest. Now go inside of the city and head east. Talk to Velorina and ask her what's the matter. Ask about what happened, and then tell her that you'll help the ghosts.


After that, head back to the temple and speak with Necrovarus who refuses to let her go back. Speak with Velorina again and she will ask you to find an old Crone.

The Old Crone

Nettle TeaThe old Crone can be found to the east of the Canifis Slayer Tower and west of Fenkenstrain's Castle. She will ask for some Nettle Tea. Just pick some Nettles found near Mazchna the Slayer Master with some gloves on, and add them to a bowl of water. Cook it over a stove or fire. Now she wants to drink some in her special cup, so use the tea with the Porcelain Cup. After trying to give it to her again, put some milk in it.

Old Crone

Model ShipAfterwards, she will ask for 3 items in order to enchant your Amulet of Ghostspeak: a Book of Haricanto, Robes of Necrovarus, and something to translate the book. Now ask if there's anything you can do for her. She asks for you to bring a model ship to her son. She will give you a Model Ship, which can be repaired with Silk, a Thread, a Needle and a Knife.

The Book of Haricanto

Map ScrapBefore heading out, remember, you must bring your dye with you. Now head east passed Fenkenstrain's Castle toward the Undead Farm. Go north to find a boat to the north. You can just walk in from there. When on the boat, climb up either ladder to reach the ship's deck. Then climb up either ladder by the captain's quarters in the eastern part of the ship. You will now be on the steering deck and if you look up at the top right part of your screen, you should see what the wind's speed is.

Windspeed: low
Windspeed: high

Search the Mast when the wind speed is Low, and it will tell you the color of one of the flag's parts.

You must dye the correct part of the sail according to what the color of the flag is. It would be best to bring 3 of each kind of dye (red, blue and yellow) with you, and after coloring each of the 3 parts bring it to the Old Man. He will give you a Chest Key, which is used to unlock the chest in the Pirate Captain's Room for a Map Scrap.

Old Man

Treasure MapNow cross the gangplank in the northwest corner, jump the rocks, and at the end is another chest with another Map Scrap Map Scrap inside. Now head back to the boat, and climb down the ladder. Search the chests until a level 42 Giant Lobster attacks you. After killing it, search the chest again for another Map ScrapMap Scrap. Put the pieces together to get a Treasure Map for Dragontooth Island.

A giant... lobster...?

Now head back to the port and talk to the Ghost Captain located southeast of Velorina, who will take you there for free.

Note: Don't forget to bring a Spade with you before setting sail.

Ghost Captain

Book of HoricantoTo find the treasure, begin by standing next to the statue on the side that his arm is pointing. Walk the number of spaces that the map tells you to. Most likely, it will be 6 South, 8 East, 2 North, 4 East, 22 South, which is shown on the below map. After digging with your Spade, you should find a Book of Haricanto.

Location of the buried treasure

The Robes of Necrovarus

PetitionHead back to the port, and speak to the inkeeper at the pub. Ask him if you can help with anything and he will give you some Bedsheets to bring to Robin, who is staying at the inn. Go to the temple, dip it in slime and speak to Gravingas while wearing it.

You dip the bedsheet into the pool of Ectoplasm...

He can be found near the market stalls by the entrance to the city. Tell him that you'll be happy to help, and he gives you a Petition. Start speaking to villagers and ask them to sign it. Some will sign it quickly, others will ask for ectotokens, and others will not sign at all. Once you find two of them, you can just alternate between them to get signatures.

Note: You must be wearing your Ghost costume or the villagers will not sign your petition. While wearing the bedsheet, you cannot run.

Mystical RobeAfter you have 10 signatures, bring the petition to Gravingas, and he will ask you to bring it to Necrovarus. Bring it to him, and he will burn it and drop a Bone Key. Go upstairs of the temple, unlock the door and search the coffin to find some Mystical Robes.

You take the Robes of Necrovarus from the remains of his mortal body.

The Translation Book

Go speak with Ak-Haranu, the Samurai at the docks of Port Phasmatys. He wants an Oak Longbow signed by Robin Hood in exchange for a Translation Manual. Robin is at the Inn, and he wants to play RuneDraw.


Translation ManualThe object of the game is to get the most points (and not to draw a Death Rune from the bag!). Each Rune is assigned a value:

  1. Air
  2. Mind
  3. Water
  4. Earth
  5. Fire
  6. Body
  7. Cosmic
  8. Chaos
  9. Nature

If you draw a Death rune, you lose the game. Each game costs 25gp, and you just need to win 4 games (it's very easy). He will eventually sign your bow, so bring it back to Ak-Haranu to get a Translation Manual.

Finishing the Quest

Bring the 3 items to the Crone, who will now enchant your amulet. Go back to the temple, speak with Necrovarus and ask him to let the souls pass (or you will have to recharge the amulet at the Crone). Once you have told him, go back to Velorina and... Quest Complete!

Congratulation! You have completed Ghosts Ahoy!


  • 2 Quest Points
  • Ectophial Free entrance to Port Phasmatys. 2,400 Prayer experience Two Treasure Hunter Keys

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Published on: February 22, 2005 02:20 AM UTC by Salmoneus
Updated on: January 07, 2015 08:55 PM UTC by Micael Fatia