Thanksgiving 2011 Event: Turkey Protest

By: Jethraw
Special Thanks to: Ambo100, Salmoneus

The turkeys are holding a protest to remove Turkey from this year's Thanksgiving feast menu. Can you help them by finding a suitable replacement food in time for the big feast this year?

Note: This event was only available from 22 November 2011 until 6 December 2011.

Essential Info

Start Point

Speak to Captain Turkerton outside the Cooks' Guild in Varrock.


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

Event Walkthrough

Getting Started

To begin the event, speak to Captain Turkerton outside the Cook's Guild, just outside of Varrock.

Talk to Captain turkerton to begin the Thanksgiving Event

Ask him what exactly he is protesting about, and he will inform you that the turkeys gathered are protesting to have Turkey removed from the Thanksgiving menu for Varrock, as they are tired of seeing their families slaughtered year after year, except for Mackers. Mackers is there for cake!

Captain Turkerton: About our right to NOT be on the menu for Thanksgiving.

The Captain will then ask you to go and speak to King Roald in Varrock palace on their behalf.

Turkery Protest

The Shopping List

Shopping ListAfter agreeing to start the quest, head over to Varrock Palace and speak to King Roald. He will tell you that he can think of some suitable alternatives to Turkey for the menu, but will need your help procuring the supplies from their respective sellers. These are:

  • Herbs and Spices from Bob Barter at the Grand Exchange
  • The finest wines and ales known to man from the Blue Moon Inn
  • Copious amounts of fruit and veg from the general store, to make up for the lack of turkey!
Alternative Thanksgiving Feast Shopping List

You can obtain the items in any way you wish to, there is no particular order, however, this guide will do them in the order they appear in the list.

Bob Barter at the Grand Exchange

Bob Barter is in the North-West corner of the Grand Exchange. Tell him King Roald needs some herbs and spices for his feast and he will agree to supply them for you.

Talk to Bob Barter

The Blue Moon Inn

The Blue Moon Inn is situated just North of the Southern Entrance to Varrock. Speak to the bartender, and tell him King Roald is in need of a delivery, he agrees and will get it sent off soon, he says.

Talk to the Bartender

General Store

The general store is situated at the Southern end of Varrock Square. Go inside and speak to the shopkeeper, not the shop assistant, and tell him the King needs some goods delivered. He agrees to send the items to the King.

Talk to Shopkeeper

After doing all three of these you decide to return and inform the King that your job is complete. Return to Varrock Palace and talk to King Roald again. He tells you to return to Captain Turkerton and tell him to leave Varrock alone.

King Roald: Now, go and tell this meddlesome turkey that he can leave us be.

Return to Captain Turkerton, still located outside the Cook's guild, and tell him Turkey has been officially crossed off the menu this year.

He thanks you and tells you that any herald in Varrock will now present you with a cape with the Turkey crest on, and that you should wear it with pride.

Turkerton: Under Arrest!

However, at this point, a Varrock guard arrives and informs Captain Turkerton that he is under arrest for conspiring against the Crown.

Varrock Guard: You are under arrest for plotting against the Crown.

He informs you that he has been ordered to carry out the execution (with no trial?!) of Captain Turkerton, unless he can find a suitable character witness to get him off the hook - this is where you come in. You have the choice of either vouching for him, or allowing him to be killed.

Vouch for Captain Turkerton

Select the option in which you offer to be his representative.

<You>: Captain Turkerton is a man - uh, turkey - of his word. I am willing to be his representative.

Captain Turkerton thanks you and tells the other turkeys their work is done, and that it is time to leave.

Captain Turkerton: Come on chaps, let's go. Our work here is done.

The turkeys then totter off, to the dismay of the guard who informs you the King only ordered the arrest in the hopes that he could get at least one turkey for his feast! Sneaky King!

Varrock Guard: Oh well, I think that King Roald was hoping he could wrangle himself some turkey one way or another.

Send Captain Turkerton to His Death

Select the offer in which you state Turkey is too tasty to give up, send him to the Cook's Guild!

<You>: Hmm, perhaps turkey is too tasty to give up after all. Take him to the Cooks' Guild.

Captain Turkerton will be outraged that he is to be put to death, and at this point, the rest of the turkeys, sensing their peril, abandon him.

Captain Turkerton: You swine!
Matt: Sorry boss, never signed up for anything like this. I'm off. Come on, Bernie.

The guard will then frog-march Turkerton into the Cook's guild, where we can but assume he is to be prepared for the feast!

Captain Turkerton being marched into the Cooks' Guild

Congratulations! Quest Complete!

Congratulations! You have completed Turkey Protest!


    "Give Thanks" emote, if you haven't received it from previous Thanksgiving events. Thanksgiving Herald Crest Mackers the Turkey (Members only)


Mackers the Turkey (Members-Only)

Mackers: Hey, tell you what: I'll come with you instead of going back with those guys.

MackersMackers the Turkey decides to follow you around RuneScape upon completion of the event, in search of cake!

Mackers: I know where we are. The Gooks' Guild is nearby.

Mackers is already full grown upon completion, but does not fend for himself in the big wide world. To keep him happy, you must feed him cake!

Mackers eating some cake
Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving Herald Crest

After completing the Turkey Protest event, a "Turkey" crest will become available to you when designing your Herald Cape. There are three Heralds located in RuneScape, including:

  1. Falador: Near the fountain south of the Falador Party Room.
  2. Lumbridge: Just south of the Furnace.
  3. Varrock: Near the fountain north of the Archery Shop.

The "Give Thanks" emote will be enhanced for players wearing the Turkey Herald Cape.

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Published on: November 24, 2011 02:33 AM UTC by Salmoneus
Updated on: December 22, 2011 05:13 AM UTC by Salmoneus