Why doesn’t the barbarian village have a proper name? Why are these savage warriors living deep inside civilised lands? Why is there a dwarf slumped against the wall of their village, looking miserable? Take a trip west of Varrock to find out!
This new quest, for both free-players and members alike, delves into the history of the barbarian village. Gunnar’s Ground focuses heavily on the story and the characters in it, but there’s still time for RuneScape’s first poetry puzzle. Free-to-play mages will find the new rewards especially interesting. Although this is a novice quest, additional rewards are available to high-level crafters.
Gunnar’s Ground replaces Romeo & Juliet in the quest list. We think of it as a spiritual reworking of this classic quest to tie it more deeply into RuneScape’s own background and stories. You’ll recognise some of the story elements, but we’ve kept things fresh and interesting. To understand more about the reasons behind Romeo & Juliet’s removal, read the Wherefore Art Thou Romeo? blog.
Players who have completed Romeo & Juliet won’t receive any more Quest Points from Gunnar’s Ground, but will still be able to play this new quest for the rewards. Players who had not completed Romeo & Juliet will receive five Quest Points from Gunnar’s Ground.