Stronghold of SecurityEdit This Entity
- 1.0 - Introduction
- 2.0 - The Questions
- 3.0 - The Stronghold
- 4.0 - The Monsters & Sceptre
- 5.0 - Frequently Asked Questions
The Stronghold of Security is one of the first free to play releases by Jagex since RuneScape II. It is a fairly simple game, with interesting rewards. The rewards include new emoticons, a bit of money, and unlocking new training areas with a few new monsters. Each level of the dungeon changes in degree of difficulty as you go lower - this is noticed in the monster's levels; not the questions.
Before setting out to play this mini game, you should prepare yourself. Bring some form of armour and weapon, as well as a little bit of food if you plan to go all the way through the dungeon. When you believe you're ready, head to the middle of Barbarian Village, by the coal and tin mine.
Here you will find Litara, whose brother, an explorer, disappeared down in the dank, dark dungeon some time ago. She will ask you to keep your eyes open for him. Unfortunately, when you enter the dungeon after climbing down the entrance hole, you find the explorer's skeleton rotting away by the first Gates of War. Search the skeleton to find her brother's notes on the Stronghold of Security.
The objective of this mini game is to simply learn more about what you should be doing to make sure your account is secure, and remains secure.
It also serves as a good place to train for f2p
Below is a table showing the questions asked within the Stronghold of Security, as well as the answers. Note that you may oftentimes go through even if you fail the question; sometimes you may be asked another question as well.
|A website claims that they can make me a player moderator if I give them my password. What should I do?||Don't tell them anything and inform Jagex through the game website.|
|Can I leave my account logged in while I'm out of the room?||No.|
|My friend uses this great add-on program he got from a website, should I?||No, it might steal my password.|
|My friend asks me for my password so that he can do a difficult quest for me.||Don't give him my password.|
|Recovery answers should be...||Memorable.|
|What are your recovery questions used for?||To recover my account if i don't remember my password.|
|What is a good example of a Bank PIN?||The birthday of a famous person or event.|
|What do you do if someone asks you for your password or recoveries to make you a member for free?||Don't tell them anything and click the Report Abuse button.|
|What do you do if someone asks you for your password or recoveries to make you a player moderator?||Don't tell them anything and click the Report Abuse button.|
|What do you do if someone tells you that you have won the RuneScape lottery and asks you for your password and recoveries to award your prize?||Don't tell them anything and click the Report Abuse button.|
|What do I do if I think I have a keylogger or a virus?||Virus scan my computer then change my password and recoveries.|
|What do I do if a moderator asks me for my account details?||Politely tell them no then use the report abuse button.|
|What should I do if I think someone knows my recoveries?||Use the recover a lost password section.|
|Where can I find cheats for RuneScape?||Nowhere.|
|Where should I enter my password for RuneScape?||Only on the RuneScape or FunOrb website.|
|Will Jagex block me for saying my PIN ingame?||No.|
|Who can I give my password to?||Nobody.|
|Why do I need to type in recovery questions?||To help me recover my password if I forget it or if it is stolen.|
The stronghold is an interesting dungeon, with its different themes on each floor, and each lower floor becoming slightly more difficult. This dungeon is a great place to train for free players. When first entering a level, you will notice a glowing yellow portal. This portal allows you to teleport to the reward room of whichever floor you are on, as long as you have completed that level already.
This level contains goblins (level 5 & 16), wolves (level 14 & 11), and the new Minotaur (level 12 & 27). The reward room for this level is in the middle of the eastern side. You will have to pass through a number of Gates of War, answering questions concerning account and computer safety to continue. If you climb up the chains scattered throughout this level, you will find yourself back at the start of the level.
When you reach the rewards room, open the Gift of Peace chest, and you will receive 2,000gp and the flap emoticon. You will need recovery questions to recieve the reward on this level and to recieve rewards on the remaining levels. To advance to the next level, climb down the ladder in this room. To leave, climb up the ladder.
This level contains zombies (levels 30, 44 & 53), giant rats (level 26) and new Flesh crawlers (levels 28, 35 & 41). The reward room for this level is located in the middle of the area. On this floor, most monsters are aggressive toward you, so they can placate their hunger.If you climb up the ladders scattered throughout this level, you will find yourself back at the start of the level.
When you reach the rewards room, search the Grain of Plenty, and you will receive 3,000gp and the slap head emoticon. To advance to the next level, climb down the ladder in this room. To leave, climb up the ladder.
This level contains poison scorpions (level 59), giant spiders (level 50), spiders (level 24) and new Catablepon (levels 49, 64 & 68). The Catablepon are magical beasts, and if provoked, will attack you until you leave. Catablepon just cast weaken up to 10% of your strength. It is not worth wearing mage protective armour, because if you use strength potion you get weakened immediately. The reward room for this level is located in the middle of the area. If you climb up the ladders scattered throughout this level, you will find yourself back at the start of the level.
When you reach the rewards room, open the Box of Health, and you will receive 5,000gp and the idea emoticon. All your stats will also be restored to their normal levels. To advance to the next level, climb down the ladder in this room. To leave, climb up the ladder.
This is the final, and most difficult level of the stronghold. This level contains ghosts (level 76), skeletons (level 68), shades (level 83) and the new Ankou (level 86) The reward room for this level is located in the middle of the area. If you climb up the ladders scattered throughout this level, you will find yourself back at the start of the level.
When you reach the rewards room, search the Cradle of Life, and you will be able to choose from fancy or fighting boots, and will also get the stomp foot emoticon. The stats of the fancy boots are shown below. Note that you can swap your choice for the other type whenever you want to. Climb the chain to leave.
|Fancy boots||Fighting boots||Attack Bonus||Defence bonus|
|Stab: +0||Magic: -3||Stab: +1||Magic: +0|
|Slash: +0||Slash: +2|
|Crush: +0||Range: -1||Crush: +3||Range: +0|
The skull sceptre is a unique item to free players, allowing the bearer to teleport to barbarian village five times by invoking the magic held within. Use the divine feature of the sceptre and you will find out how many charges remain on your sceptre. When the sceptre runs out of charges, it will disappear and you will have to re-collect the pieces of the sceptre. Each of the new monsters will drop one part of the sceptre as an uncommon drop. The stats of the skull sceptre are shown below:
|Skull Sceptre||Attack Bonus||Defence bonus|
|Stab: +0||Magic: +4||Stab: +2||Magic: +4|
|Slash: -1||Slash: +3|
|Crush: +7||Range: +0||Crush: +3||Range: +0|
|Other Bonus||Strength: +3|
Below are the monsters you must kill in order to attain the Skull Sceptre. These new monsters are also very good training for free players, whether it be range, melee or mage training.
|Level||12 and 27|
|Drops||Skull right half, Bones, Coins, noted Tin ore (1), noted Copper ore (1), noted Rune essence (5), Bronze arrows, Iron arrows, Uncut gems, Mind rune (1), Cooked meat, Bronze spear, Bronze dagger, Bronze full helm, noted Pure essence (15), Clue scroll (level-1)|
|Tactic||Good training for lower level free players. There are plenty of safe spots where the Minotaurs are found, and as such, make them good for training mage and range.|
|Notes||Minotaur are the fiercest warrior-beasts in mythology. However, they are shown as weaklings in the Vault of War level of the Stronghold of Security.|
|Level||28, 35 and 41|
|Drops||Sceptre bottom, Coins, Ashes, noted Iron ore (4-6), Nature runes (5), Fire runes (42-48), Body runes (4-9), Iron ore, noted iron ore (7), Uncut gems, Silver bar, Grimy herbs, Dust runes (4-11), Nature talisman, Rune javelins (5), Half of a key, Rune spear, Dragon spear, Shield left half.|
|Tactic||These are fairly good training for low-mid level free players. They spawn very quickly, and have a low attack and strength level, so you should be able to kill them efficiently.|
|Notes||Flesh Crawlers are the result of starved creatures, turned to feeding on bypassing players for sustenance. Despite this, they are fairly easy to defeat. For members, flesh crawlers are very good for herb collecting.|
|Level||49, 64 and 68|
|Drops||Sceptre top, Bones, Coins, noted Rune essence (15), Cooked trout, Law runes, Water runes, Fire runes, Cosmic runes (3), Strawberry seed, Uncut gems, Mithril arrows, noted Coal ore (5), Eye of newt, Grimy herbs, noted Pure essence (15), Adamant med helm, unlit torch, Gold charm, Green charm, Blue charm, Crimson charm, Clue scroll (level-2), Shield left half.|
|Tactic||Wear armour that gives a solid defence bonus against magic if training on these, as they can cast weaken.|
|Notes||Catablepon are like small bulls, with magical abilities. They have a high magic defence. It is wise not to provoke them if you do not wish to be attacked.|
|Level||75, 82 and 86|
|Drops||Skull left half, Coins, Bones, Death runes (10), Law runes (2), Adamant arrows, noted Mithril ores (4-7), Black robe, Uncut gems, Blood runes (5-11), noted Pure essence (15), Black knife, Grimy herbs, Weapon poison, Fried mushrooms, Bass, Nature talisman, Watermelon seeds, Ranarr Seeds, Tarromin seeds, Battlestaff, Half of a key, Shield left half, Clue scroll (level-3).|
|Tactic||These ethereal beings are very powerful, so meleeing them is not advised. There are a few safe spots in their lair however, where you can freely range or mage them without being attacked.|
|Notes||They are surrounded by aggressive Skeletons.|
A: Yes, you can.