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This is the quick guide for Ratcatchers.
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Start pointQuest map icon Talk to Gertrude west of Varrock.
Official difficultyIntermediate Intermediate
Quest Quests:
  • 54 Herblore-icon Herblore (if you want to make your own rat poison)
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added. Note: When talking to the NPCs, you may want to wear your Amulet of Catspeak and have your cat out, as this results in more interesting conversations.
Enemies to defeat None

Starting outEdit

  • Talk to Gertrude
  • Talk to Phingspet and Grimesquit in Varrock Sewers
  • Catch 8 rats with your cat/kitten
  • Talk to Phingspet and Grimesquit again

Just the TicketEdit

  • Talk to Jimmy Dazzler in a house north of the wall doors between West and East Ardougne
  • Read Directions and Follow the directions to the house

Breaking InEdit

  • While avoiding Guards follow picture guide
File:Ratcatchers house route.png
  • Once inside continue to avoid guards
  • Catch 1 rat in North West room (wield rat pole and add rats for achievement)
  • Catch 2 rats in South East room
  • Go down ladder in this room
  • Catch 2 rats in this room and 1 in room to the north
  • Return to Jimmy Dazzler

Hooknosed JackEdit

  • Talk to Hooknose Jack in South East Varrock
  • Enter the south-west house and climb the ladder
  • Use Rat poison on all 4 pieces of Cheese
  • Use Poisoned cheese with all Rat holes
    File:Hole locations.png
  • Talk to Jack again (Option 2)
  • Talk to the Varrock apothecary (Option 5)
  • Talk to Jack
  • Go back to Warehouse and up the ladder
  • Pick up your cat and use it on Hole in wall
  • Use fish on Hole in wall if heath is low (your cat can die and you will lose it) If you happen to lose your cat by going down the ladder whilst your cat or kitten is fighting the king rat, you can call it by right-clicking familiar options
  • Talk to Jack once the King rat is dead

Smokin' JoeEdit

  • Talk to Smokin' Joe in East Keldagrim (Option 1)
  • Use your weeds on your pot and light it
  • Use Smoldering pot on the Rat hole
  • Try again with your cat out and catspeak amulet on, your cat will offer to help
  • Talk to Joe again

The Face and the FelkrashEdit

File:Ratcatcher pipe music.png
  • Talk to The Face north of Port Sarim lodestone
  • Climb down the ladder into the pits and talk to Felkrash
  • Talk to The Face again
  • Head south of the bar in Pollnivneach
  • Use a coin with Ali the Snake Charmer's Money Pot (2-3-2) (with ring of charos)
  • Use another coin and obtain the Snake basket and Snake charm from him (Option 1)
  • Go back to Port Sarim, stand outside of the manhole and read the Music scroll
  • Play the Snake charm:
    • Only 1 note can be set per page
    • Go through the pages and click the correct notes
    • Don't forget to click the icon in the top left on page 5
    • Click PLAY once all 8 pages are set
    • There will be short cutscene upon completing correctly
  • Talk to Felkrash
  • Quest complete!

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