From its colossal size alone, Zeah, Old-School RuneScape’s exclusive continent – because it’s only in OSRS and is only accessible to members – offers a plethora of possibilities that coupled with handsome rewards, including OSRS gold. Among them are quests, as there are lots of them that can only be found in Zeah. And one of the most important quests in Zeah is Architectural Alliance. It’s by no means a short quest, and it can get pretty complicated at times, thus the need for a guide—exactly like this one.
Before taking on the quest, it’s strongly recommended that you familiarize yourself with Zeah’s Favour system, and has already completed Client of Kourend before starting this quest. Accomplishing the latter will help you understand the former, and will give you info about Kourend’s background lore, which in turn will help you appreciate the quest a whole lot more. Other than that, it will give you a bit of headstart, as the Kourend Favour Certificate, which is a reward of the quest in question, allows you to receive 20% Favour on the house of your choice. This will greatly help you save time that would otherwise be spent on earning Favour, which could be rather painstaking.
Aside from those, here are other strongly-recommended skills and feats you should possess)
- 42 Woodcutting (strongly recommended)
- 15 Hunter
- 65 Mining and at least 53 Smithing
- 25 Cooking or higher (65 is preferred)
- Ability to kill a lot of level 53 and 62 Lizardmen (this is so that you can gain Favour with Shayzien house)
If you still want to take on the quest despite not having those recommendations, it’s okay. Here are the hard requirements:
- 30 Crafting
- 42 Mining
- 10 Slayer, or have started Plague City
Doing Huge Favours
To start the mini-quest–a misnomer, as it can take quite some time to finish–talk to Hosa. You’ll find him near King Rada I in Great Kourend. He’ll be telling you that he wants to rebuild the statue of Rada I in the center of the city, as a storm damaged it. Unfortunately, he can’t seem to receive help from a Great Architect of any of the five houses. It is then up to you to request assistance from all five of them.
However, in order to talk to a Great Architect, you need to first get 100% Favour of his house. This varies for each house. Given how extensive the steps for achieving this in every house is, you’ll have to look it up. Do note that once you have achieved 100% Favour for a particular house, you’ll need to speak to its respective Great Architect. Failing to do so and then proceeding to earn Favour for another house will cause you to lose Favour from the one you’ve already capped.
After maxing Favour for all houses and talking to all the Great Architects, you’ll find them near the statue in the middle of Great Kourend. Talk to any of them, and then there will be a cutscene where the Great Architects will be throwing rocks on the statue in order to repair it (don’t ask; this is Gielinor). And voila, the king’s statue has finally been rebuilt. As a reward, you will now unlock the Xeric’s Heart Teleport on Xeric’s Talisman, which will allow players to teleport back to the statue.
RuneScape is all about those simple yet fun quests, and Architectural Alliance can definitely be considered both. So now that you know how to finish this quest, you should definitely take them on—and we men right now.