Creature of Fenkenstrain

By: Bboyjyoung
Special Thanks to: Blurred Fox, Felinoel, Itch, Mrcsupertrain

Doctor Fenkenstrain needs a servant to run a dark errand for his latest experiment. Are you willing to help Fenkenstrain with his work?

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Official Briefing

Quest Release Date: 31 January 2005

Dr Fenkenstrain, master and sole occupant of the castle to the north east of Canifis, needs a new servant to go on a dark errand for him.

Do you have the stomach to help Fenkenstrain pursue his twisted purpose?

Essential Info

Start Point

Begin by reading the signpost near the Hair of the Dog Tavern in Canifis.


  • Skills: 33 Magic
  • Quests: None.
  • Items: Telekinetic Grab runes


  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Length: Medium

Quest Walkthrough

Getting Started

FenkenstrainFirst off, read the signpost near the Hair of the Dog Tavern located in Canifis, which happens to be advertising a job. Now head along the road northeast of town until you find a large castle. Speak to Dr. Fenkenstrain and ask him what job he's asking about. Describe yourself as 'braindead,' and that your greatest skill is 'grave-digging.' He'll say that you need to find 4 dead body parts, including a pair of arms and legs, a torso and a head.

Select 'braindead' and 'gravedigging'

The Body Parts

Now speak to the Gardener Ghost in the room to the north, with your Amulet of Ghostspeak on and ask him about his head. He says that it was chopped off, and he will eventually follow you into the woods to show you where it happened.


headLeave the castle and head south, past the dead trees, and then head southeast into the Haunted Woods until you reach Ed Lestwit's grave marker. You'll find various creatures here, including level 61 and 72 Vampires, and level 52 Leeches. You can also speak to the ghost to see which way to walk. When you find the grave, just Dig with your Spade until you find a Decapitated Head.

Dig here for a head!!!

Star amuletHead back to the castle and go up the northwest staircase. Inside the nearby room is a Bookcase, which you can search for "The Joy of Gravedigging" to get a Marble Amulet. On the east side of this floor is another Bookcase, which you can search for "Handy Maggot Avoidance Techniques" to obtain an Obsidian Amulet. Use the 2 pieces together to form a Star Amulet.

Search bookcase

Now leave the castle again, but this time follow the path to a small graveyard to the southeast. Use the Star Amulet with the Memorial to the far east, and then Push it to find a crypt.

Push the circled memorial to find a crypt

ExperimentFollow along the path into a room of Experiments, and kill the level 51 Experiment that appears to be both Wolf and Human. Pick up the Cavern Key that it drops and continue northwest along the twisty path until you come across a gate. Unlock it with the key and head up the ladder, to find yourself on a small island with 3 memorials to the north. Dig in front of each of them to receive a pair of LegsLegs, ArmsArms , and a TorsoTorso.

Just Add Lightning

Push the Memorial to the south and make your way back through the cavern, to the Hair of the Dog Tavern. Talk to Roavar and ask for something to eat. Buy the Pickled Brain for 50gp, and use it with the Decapitated Head. Bring everything back to Dr. Fenkenstrain, who now needs a Needle and 5 Thread to sew the parts together.

Fenkenstrain uses the needle and thread to sew the body parts together

After he sews the body up, he determines that he needs lightning to bring it to life. Talk to the Gardener Ghost again, and ask him about the Key to the Shed, which he gladly gives to you. Search the nearby Pile of Canes for 3 Garden Canes, and then search the Cupboard in the small room for a Garden Brush. Use each of the canes with the brush (with 3 Bronze Wires in your Backpack) to make an Extended Brush.

ConductorHead upstairs, and use the brush with the Fireplace in the small room to the west where you found the Marble Amulet. You'll get a Conductor Mouldconductor mould, which can be used to make a Conductor by using a Silver Bar with a Furnace with the mould in your backpack. The nearest Furnace is located in Port Phasmatys, but if you don't have any Ectotokens, head over to the one in Al Kharid. Once you have the Conductor, bring it upstairs and go up the southern-most ladder. Use it with the Lightning Conductor to attract the lightning.

Using the lightning conductor

It's Alive...

MonsterHead back to Dr. Fenkenstrain, who now needs you to kill the monster that he created, and he gives you a Tower Key. Head upstairs, go through the gate in the center of the room and climb the ladder, where you'll find Fenkenstrain's Monster. Talk to him, who wants you to stop Dr. Fenkenstrain's evil work. Now just pickpocket the Doctor to obtain a Ring of Charos and complete the quest.

Congratulations, Creature of Fenkenstrain Quest complete!


  • 2 Quest Points
  • A Ring of Charos, which allows you to enter the Werewolf Agility Arena. 1,000 Thieving experience

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Published on: March 05, 2013 08:07 AM UTC by Salmoneus
Updated on: March 05, 2013 08:16 AM UTC by Salmoneus