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In this OSRS Merlin’s Crystal Quest Guide, we’ll go through all the steps to complete the quest.

This guide is a part of our OSRS Optimal Quest Guide.

Merlin’s Crystal Quest story & info


The Witch Morgan le Faye trapped Merlin inside a crystal in the southeastern tower of the Camelot castle. King Arthur seeks your help and in return, will make you a knight of the round table. During this quest, you will infiltrate Morgan le Faye’s keep, acquire Excalibur, learn the chant, and do a rather dodgy ritual to free Merlin.

Extra Info

This quest guide is Ironman-friendly and contains a map for Ironmen to get the Beeswax and Bat Bones.

This quest gives a whopping 6 quest points. It’s pretty short so definitely worth doing.

You also need this quest for Holy Grail, which gives you a ton of Prayer and Defence Experience.

Quest Requirements

skill requirements Skill Requirements

  • There are no skill requirements.
  • But you have to be able to kill a level 39.

quest requirements Quest Requirements

There are no quest requirements.

item requirements Item Requirements

Purchase the following items from the Grand Exchange before starting the quest.

ItemGrand Exchange?Obtainable during Quest?
Bucket of WaxYesNo
Bat bonesYesNo

Here are the locations for obtaining a bucket of wax and bat bones during the quest.

ironman map for merlins crystal quest guide


  • Teleports to Varrock
  • Teleports to Camelot
  • Teleports to Falador

OSRSGuide Recommendation:

Use the Quest Helper Plugin for Runelite.

The Quest Helper Plugin makes Questing TONS easier.

  • Helps keep track of the item requirements and whether you have them on you or not
  • Displays a quest guide in the sidebar
  • Highlights NPCs you need to talk to
  • Knows which dialogue you need to use during the quest
  • Shows the next location in the quest on your map

If you want to install it, you can install the Quest Helper directly from your Plugin Hub on Runelite.

install the quest helper plugin for runelite from the runelite plugin hub

Merlin’s Crystal Guide

Quest Start

Speak with King Arthur inside the Camelot castle to start the quest. Dialogue: 1-1

speak with king arthur to start the merlins crystal quest

Next, speak with Sir Gawain outside the entrance. Dialogue: 3

speak with sir gawain to figure out how to save merlin

Take the staircase in the room with the round table and Speak with Sir Lancelot upstairs. Dialogue: 3

speak with sir lancelot to figure out how to save merlin

Infiltrating the Fortress

Run towards Catherby and hide inside the crate behind the candle store.

hide in crate to get to morgan le fayes house

A cutscene will start.

Once you arrive, go up two flights of stairs.

Here, kill Sir Mordred.

kill sir mordred in the merlins crystal quest

Morgan Le Faye will spawn and beg you to save her son. Dialogue: 1

morgan le faye in the merlin crystal quest

Getting a Black Candle

Items needed: Bucket of wax

Next, teleport to Camelot.

Run back to Catherby and speak with the Candle Maker. Dialogue: 1

Then, speak with him again with a bucket of wax in your inventory.

speak with the candle maker to get a black candle

IRONMEN: use an empty bucket on a beehive (next to flax field) in Seers Village to get a bucket of wax. Then, run south and kill a bat to get some bat bones.

ironman map for items in merlins crystal quest guide
This map is only necessary for ironmen who don’t have bat bones/bucket of wax yet

Get Excalibur

Items needed: Bread

Travel to Taverly (Falador teleport/Taverly teleport).

Locate the Lady of the Lake, she is south of the Taverly gates and surrounded by a lake.

lady of the lake location osrs

Speak with the Lady of the Lake. Dialogue: 3

speak with lady of the lake to get excalibur for merlins crystal quest

Next, Travel to Port Sarim (house teleport/rimmington teleport).

Try to enter the Jewellery store in Port Sarim. (store with the ruby ring logo on the map)

A beggar will appear, asking for a loaf of bread. Give him the bread.

lady of the lake test

The beggar turns out to be the Lady of the Lake, and you get Excalibur from her.

Learn Magic words

Teleport to Varrock and make your way southeast to the Zamorak temple.

RIGHT-CLICK check the Altar.

check zamorak altar for merlins crystal quest to learn the chant

Freeing Merlin

Items needed: Blac candle, bat bones, Excalibur, tinderbox

Return to Camelot Castle (go through the gate and then run northeast)

Stand on top of the star symbol that’s surrounded by pillars northeast of the Camelot Castle.

where to do the chant in the merlins crystal quest guide

NOW PAY GOOD ATTENTION. If you mess up, you have to redo the quest basically.

Do the following actions:

  1. Light the black candle with your tinderbox.
  2. RIGHT-CLICK drop bat bones on top of the star
correct chant for the merlins crystal quest

Once you have done the three steps correctly, merlin can be freed.

Now go up the southeastern tower of the Camelot castle.

EQUIP Excalibur and smash the crystal with Merlin inside.

save merlin in the merlins crystal quest while equipping an enchanted excalibur

Once Merlin is free, return to the round table room and speak with King Arthur to finish the quest.

Quest Rewards

Here are the rewards for finishing the Merlin’s Crystal quest:

  • 6 Quest Points
  • Excalibur
merlins crystal quest rewards


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