Shades of Mort'ton

By: Salmoneus
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Official Briefing

Quest Release Date: 18 October 2004

Mort Myre's southern border has been breached, and a path towards a strange town called 'Mort'ton' has been found.

Strangers return from such visits with tales of the 'afflicted' and shadowy creatures who jealously guard their tomb treasure.

Essential Info

Start Point

Begin by searching a shelf in the southwest corner of Mort'ton for a Diary.


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


  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Length: Short

Getting Started

DiaryFirstly, head to the village of Mort'ton, found just south of Filliman Tarlock's camp in the Mort Myre Swamp. Follow the twisting path to the village, and then go into a small house in the southwest corner. Search the shelf for the Diary of Herbi Flax and read it. Now search the table for 3 herbs: 2 Tarromin and a Rogues Purse. Fill a vial with water, add the Tarromin, and then add some ashes from a fire. You'll now have a Serum 207Serum 207 which can be used on Razmire, the Shop owner.

A map to mort'ton

The Loar Shades

Ask Razmire about the Shadow Creatures, and he'll ask you to bring him 5 Loar Remains. You can find a group of level 40 Loar Shadows to the north, and after killing 5 of them and picking up their remains, go back to Razmire who will take 2.


Now head to Ulsquire to the southeast and use the serum on him. He will take some remains, and ask him what he found out. He says that you need Pyre Logs to burn them.

Rebuilding the Temple

Now go back to Razmire and use another dose of the serum on him. Ask to see his shops, and then buy a vial of Olive Oil from his General Store. You'll also need about 5 Limestone, 5 Limestone Bricks, 5 Planks, 15 Swamp Paste and a Hammer which you can buy from his Building Store. Or, you could get the items yourself if you don't want to spend the money:

  • Limestone - can be mined from the site just west of the Monk of Zamorak Temple, where you start the Priest in Peril Quest.
  • Limestone Bricks - use a chisel with Limestone to make these.
  • Planks - Found just north of the Barbarian Outpost, or in level 25 Wilderness, just northeast of the Chaos Temple.
  • Swamp Paste - Pick up some tar from the swamp, add flour and then cook over a fire.

Sacred oilOnce you have the items, head to the temple in the northeast corner of the village. It's best to be on the "home world" for Temple Building (World 88), as this will make it much easier to re-build the temple! Begin reinforcing the temple wall, watching the Temple Repair chart in the top right-hand corner of the window. When your Sanctity is at 10%, the flame in the center of the temple will be able to be lit using a tinderbox. Once lit, use the Olive Oil with it to change it into Sacred Oil.Temple status

Pyre logsNow use the oil with some logs to get Pyre Logs, and obtain some Loar Remains if you don't still have some with you. Use the logs with any of the Funeral Pyres around the village. Use the remains with the Pyre, and then light it with your Tinderbox. You can also take the KeyKey from the stand.

Funeral pyre

Serum 208Use another dose of the serum with Ulsquire to complete the quest and get your reward! Optionally, you can make a permanent cure by increasing your sanctity to 20% at the temple, and then using Serum 207 with the fire to get a Serum 208.

Congratulations! You have completed the Shades of Mort'ton Quest!


  • 3 Quest Points
  • 2,000 Herblore experience 2,000 Crafting experience The Key you get from the stand allows you to enter the tomb to the northwest of Razmire's store. By killing the shades and burning their remains, you can get different keys to the doors, leading to treasure.


Diary of Herbi Flax

You can use the Diary of Herbi Flax on the Apothecary in Varrock for an additional 335 Herblore experience.

Fast Quest Walkthrough

  1. [^] Head to house in southwest cornor of Mort'ton
  2. [^] Search the self
  3. [^] Read the diary
  4. [^] Search table
  5. [^] Add tarromin to vial of water, and add ashes
  6. [^] Use Serum 207 on Razmire
  7. [^] Speak to Razmire
  8. [^] Kill five Loar Shadows
  9. [^] Take their remains to Razmire
  10. [^] Head to Ulsquire
  11. [^] Use Serum 207 on Ulsquire
  12. [^] Speak to Ulsquire
  13. [^] Head back to Razmire and use another does of Serum 207 on him
  14. [^] Ask to see Razmire's shop
  15. [^] Buy olive oil, about 5 limestones, 5 limestone bricks, 15 swamp paste, and a hammer from his building store.
  16. [^] Head to temple
  17. [^] Repair the temple
  18. [^] Light the center of temple
  19. [^] Use olive oil on flame
  20. [^] Use sacred oil on logs
  21. [^] Use logs on funeral pyre
  22. [^] Use loar remains on pyre and light pyre with tinderbox
  23. [^] Take key from stand
  24. [^] Use last dose of Serum 207 on Ulsquire
  25. [^] Quest Complete!

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Published on: October 20, 2004 02:45 AM UTC by Salmoneus
Updated on: February 19, 2014 09:55 PM UTC by Sobend