The Eyes of Glouphrie

Author(s): Schmidty102
Contributor(s): anthony
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Where to Start: Brimstail, in his cave on the western side of the Tree Gnome Stronghold
How to Start: Speak to Brimstail
Length: Medium
Difficulty: Intermediate
Requirements: The Grand Tree, Level 5 Construction, andLevel 46 Magic
Items Needed: Bucket, Knife, Mud rune, Pestle and mortar, Hammer, Saw, Maple log, and an Oak log
Recommendations: Level 13 Runecrafting would be an advantage, and Level 45 Woodcutting would be an advantage
After you foiled a plan to destroy the Grand Tree things have been quiet in the gnome world. Brimstail has found a strange machine, built by Oaknock the Engineer, during the gnomes' Golden Age. What does the weird device do? Why on RuneScape was it built?
If you agree to help this gnome get his confusing device working, you will learn a little about gnome magicks, gnome history, and you will start to uncover a new threat (or is it an old one?) to gnome security - a threat that is a lot harder to see...


Talk to Brimstail about the creature that happens to be his new pet, Izzie. Ask about his research and then begin the quest. Walk through the tunnel and inspect parts of the machine. Also, inspect the Singing bowl which is on an unreachable pillar, then return to Brimstail and tell him you have looked in the other room. He now asks you to speak with Hazelmere.

Talking with Hazelmere

Hazelmere is located on the island of Jungle spiders east of Yanille. Use the Watchtower teleport, Fairy Ring code CLS, or ardougne cloak to speed up travel. Talk to Hazelmere and eventually he will cast a spell of telepathy so you only need to think what you want to say.

Upon completing the conversation and neat cut-scene, you will be given a Violet pentagon.

A Saboteur

Return to Brimstail in the cave in Tree Gnome Stronghold and tell him what Hazelmere told you. You will now see a mysterious figure destroy the machine. After that cut-scene, talk to Brimstail again. He wants you to inspect the machine and find out what needs to be repaired.

Making glue

You'll need to make some glue to repair the machine. Talk to Brimstail who will eventually tell you to get some tree sap. Go out of the cave and find a regular Tree that has a point at the top. There is one just outside the cave. Upon finding one, use your Knife on it and you will now have a Bucket of sap.

Now use your Mud rune on the Pestle and mortar to get Ground mud runes. Add the Ground mud runes to the Bucket of sap to make Magic glue. Head back and "Repair Oaknock's Machine".

Unlocking the machine

Upon repairing the machine, it will still be locked from use and it's your job to unlock it. First, talk to Brimstail for more disks, then try to unlock the machine. In doing so, you will be displayed a number (different for everyone). To solve the puzzle, you need to find the shape and color associated with that number. Each shape and color is given a numerical value. You need to multiply the number of sides the shape has with the number code of the color. Below lists the values for the shapes and colors.
  • Circle = 1
  • Triangle = 3
  • Square = 4
  • Pentagon = 5
  • Red = 1
  • Orange = 2
  • Yellow = 3
  • Green = 4
  • Blue = 5
  • Indigo = 6
  • Violet = 7
The table below displays all the combinations.
Shape/Color Combinations
Shape Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet
Circle 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Triangle 3 6 9 12 15 18 21
Square 4 8 12 16 20 24 28
Pentagon 5 10 15 20 25 30 35

You need to use the Exchanger next to the machine to give you a shape that equals the value you need. Click a disk then click the slot to place it into the machine. Now click the right-arrow button to exchange it. Clicking the right-arrow again will give you another combination of those values. Upon displaying the exchange, you can accept it to get the new disks or decline it to return the disks you put into the machine. Continue this process until you got the colored disk you need. Now you can use that colored disk with the machine to unlock the front panel. Insert the disk into the slot, and then click the green box.

Three more numbers

If at any time you don't have enough disks after unlocking the machine, speak to Brimstail to get more.

Now that you've unlocked the front panel of the machine, you need to do it again for three more numbers. The first slot must be 1 disk, the second slot must be 2 disks, and the third slot must be 3 disks. After a bit of thinking and exchanging, you'll have your 3 combinations. Insert them into the machine and then accept the transaction to unlock the machine.

A cut-scene afterwards will reveal that Brimstail's pet Izzie is an Evil creature.

Eyes of Glouphrie

Talk to Brimstail and find out that he thinks these creatures are actually spies for Glouphrie. You need to find all six and kill them. Don't worry as they only have 1 hitpoint each. Find them in the following locations around Tree Gnome Stronghold:
  • Brimstail's cave
  • Near the spirit tree
  • At the entrance of the stronghold
  • Next to King Narnode Shareen
  • By the Gnome glider atop the tree
  • Near the Tortoises north of the swamp
After you have killed all six spies, talk to King Narnode Shareen for your reward.
Reward Scroll
2 Quest Points; 12000 Magic XP; 2500 Woodcutting XP; 6000 Runecrafting XP; 250 Construction XP; and a mysterious crystal seed, Two extra spins on the Squeal of Fortune.
Notes: If you want to make a saw with the crystal seed, you will need to go back into the cave and use it on the bowl.