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This is the quick guide for Tower of Life.
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Start pointQuest map icon Talk to Effigy near the tower south of Ardougne, next to the Necromancer's tower.
Official difficultyNovice Novice
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.


  • At least 14 empty spaces to carry items acquired during the quest.
Enemies to defeat None

Getting startedEdit

Builder's OutfitEdit

Hard HatEdit

  • Talk to 'Black-eye'.
  • He will ask three questions. The answer are as follows:
    • How many nails does it take to make a rocking chair? - Three
    • What takes 3 planks, 3 cloth and 3 nails to make, and help remove light from a room - Torn curtains
    • I like fish and I want to put some in my garden, but I need a special water feature. What materials would I require? - 10 clay pieces


  • Talk to 'Gummy'.
  • Search the plants Southeast of the tower for the trousers.



Gaining EntryEdit

  • Equip the Builder's costume and talk to Bonafido.
  • He will give a test of which the answers are as follows:
    • You've plenty of work to do, but you need a drink fast - what do you go for? - Tea
    • Now, let's hear you whistle! - Whistle for attention
    • What's a good sign that you need to repair your trowsers? - Your legs are getting a bit cold
    • What do you do if you cut your finger? - Carry on, it'll fix itself.

Tower RepairEdit

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Pressure MachineEdit

  • Make sure you have four Coloured balls, three Metal sheets and four Valve wheels.
  • Go to the first floor.
  • Fix the Pressure Machine
  • Turn wheel one until the ball plugs the hole.
  • Turn wheel one all the way to the right.
  • Pull the left lever down.
  • Turn wheel two left until the ball plugs the hole.
  • Turn wheel two all the way to the right.
  • Turn wheel three right until the ball passes the hole.
  • Turn wheel three left to fill the hole.
  • Turn wheel three all the way to the right to fill the pipe.
  • Pull the right lever down.
  • Turn wheel four to the right until the ball passes the hole.
  • Turn wheel four left to fill the hole.
  • Turn wheel four all the way to the right.

Pipe MachineEdit

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  • Make sure you have six Rivets, four pipes and five Pipe rings.
  • Go to the second floor.
  • At the pipe machine, the pipe pieces must be put into place using the arrows.
  • They will lock into place once they are in their correct place and only the biggest pipe needs to be rotated.

The CageEdit

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  • Make sure you have five Metal bars and four bottles of Binding fluid.
  • Go to the third floor.
  • Fix the cage by using the + and - signs to make the bars bigger or smaller and then fit them into place.
  • The bars will disappear if the size is incorrect.


  • Exit the tower and talk to Effigy.
  • Go to the top of the tower.
  • Go back down and talk to Effigy.
  • Talk to Homunculus, on the third floor.
  • His mind must be pushed toward either magic or logic. Which one does not matter.
  • This can be done by answering his questions as follows:
  • How can I make fire appear at my fingertips?
    • Logic - Get some logs and a tinderbox.
    • Magic - With the aid of 5 fire runes.
    • Neither - That's impossible! No one can do that!
  • How do dragons breathe fire?
    • Neither - Not too sure, I've never seen it happen.
    • Magic - With the help of the magical dragonstones!
    • Logic - By ignition of gas in their belly as they exhale.
  • What do people do, day-in, day-out?
    • Magic - Runecraft, enchant jewellery, perform alchemy.
    • Neither - Eat, sleep, nothing that exciting.
    • Logic - Fletching, Crafting, Smithing.
  • What could I do with unwanted bones?
    • Logic - Bury them.
    • Neither - I'd like to think you wouldn't be carrying bones around.
    • Magic - Turn them into bananas or peaches!
  • What's the best way to travel?
    • Neither - I'm not really much of a traveller, sorry.
    • Logic - Run, run as fast as you can.
    • Magic - Depends where you are headed, but teleport spells are a safe bet.
  • I hear people whisper of potions...
    • Magic - Yes, you can make magic potions to boost your skills.
    • Logic - People mix together ingredients in vials. The nutrients will help you.
    • Neither - Yes, liquid-filled vials. Big deal.
  • How are rune stones created?
    • Magic - By harnessing the power of the gods!
    • Neither - Never seen one personally.
    • Logic - Take a rune stone to an altar and use a talisman.
  • Can people move things with the power of the mind?
    • Neither - Perhaps. I've never seen it myself, though.
    • Magic - Yep, you can use the Telekinetic Grab spell.
    • Logic - Sure. Use your brain to tell someone to move it!
  • How can I possibly exist?
    • Magic - Through the power of alchemy.
    • Neither - It's beyond me!
    • Logic - It's a simple case of combining materials.
  • Explain those flashing sparks that scared the alchemists.
    • Magic - You have special powers - no surprise seeing how you were created.
    • Logic - Coincidence - there is a lot of loose metal around.
    • Neither - Yeah, they were cool! Nice one.
  • I want to learn more - what should I study?
    • Logic - Try some Mining followed by Smithing.
    • Magic - How about Magic and Runecrafting?
    • Neither - That's up to you; depends on what you find interesting.
  • If I reach out far enough I can grab the sun.
    • Neither - Don't be silly! You'd get burnt!
    • Magic - Can't see why not, anything is possible.
    • Logic - Well the sun is not actually there, it's where it used to be!
  • Am I a creature of magic or a creature of logic?
    • Logic - Everything has a reason, even if you don't know what it is.
    • Neither - Probably a bit of both.
    • Magic - Your very existence speaks of mystical forces.
  • Which do you believe in?
    • Magic - Magic.
    • Neither - I'm too laid back to really care, mate.
    • Logic - Logic.

Finishing upEdit

  • Go to the ground floor of the tower.
  • Talk to Effigy.
  • Go to the tower's basement which is through a trap door on the Southern wall.
  • Talk to Homunculus.
  • Quest complete!

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