Mort’ton in OSRS is a village located in the swamplands of Morytania. It contains a quest and serves as travel hub for several minigames, such as the aptly-named Shades of Mort’ton, and fighting the Barrows brothers.
Thematically, Mort’ton has a unique flavor as a village with undead inhabitants. Lore-wise, players find out during the associated quest that the natural caves beneath the village were used as tombs, and their vapors have caused the living inhabitants to become afflicted, as well as their buried dead to rise again.
Of course, Mort’ton offers a general store, a quest, and the Shades of Mort’ton minigame, while the Barrows brothers’ tombs are directly east of the village. So you can take advantage of the content here, I will demonstrate how to get to Mort’ton in OSRS.
Priest in Peril
Getting to Mort’ton in Old School RuneScape can be done in a few simple steps. The first step is to complete the quest ‘Priest in Peril,’ which unlocks access to the region of Morytania, where Mort’ton is located.
You can start Priest in Peril by speaking to King Roald in the Varrock palace. It’s a short quest that does not have any hard requirements, but it does involve killing two level 30 enemies, the first of which is immune to Magic.
Mort’ton Teleport Scroll
One you have completed Priest in Peril and unlocked access to Morytania, there are a few ways to get to Mort’ton. The simplest and most straightforward of these methods is to use a Mort’ton Teleport scroll.
The Mort’ton Teleport scrolls can be obtained as a somewhat rare drop from all levels of Treasure Trails, or Clue Scrolls, except Beginner. Alternatively, you can buy them on the Grand Exchange, but Clue Scroll teleports tend to be expensive.
The next way to get to Mort’ton in OSRS is to use the Shades of Mort’ton minigame teleport. Using this minigame teleport requires you to have completed the associated quest, ‘Shades of Mort’ton.’
You can start ‘Shades of Mort’ton’ by finding a book titled “The Diary of Herbi Flax.” It is located on a bookshelf in a house in the southwest region of Mort’ton. In order to complete this quest, you need 20 Crafting, 15 Herblore, and 5 Firemaking.
You must also be able to defeat five level 40 shades, and survive while being attacked for an extended period of time. I would recommend doing this part of the quest (rebuilding the temple) on world 377, since that is the official world for the minigame, and the other players present will be able to help you out.
Once you have completed Shades of Mort’ton, you can use the minigame teleport by naviagting to your clan interface, and switching to the grouping tab. From the dropdown list, simply select ‘Shades of Mort’ton’ and teleport. Note the minigame teleports are on a 30 minute cooldown.
A third way of getting to Mort’ton in Old School RuneScape is to use the fairy ring transport network. To use the fairy rings, you need to have progressed to a certain point in the quest ‘Fairy Tale Part II: Cure a Queen.’
As the name would suggest, Fairy Tale II is part of a chain of quests, and there are a few quests that must be completed before Fairy Tale II can be started. These quests are “Restless Ghost,’ ‘Priest in Peril,’ ‘Nature Spirit,’ ‘Lost City,’ and ‘Fairy Tale I – Growing Pains.’
With all the previous quests completed, you can start ‘Fairy Tale II’ by talking to Martin the Master Gardener in Draynor Village. Once you start the quest, play through it until the Fairy Godfather gives you his permission to use the Fairy Rings.
While doing Fairy Tale II, keep in mind that it has a few skill requirements, but none of them are needed to reach the point where you unlock Fairy Rings. If you choose to put a Fairy Ring in your Player-owned house, you need to finish the quest.
Once you can use the Fairy Rings, you can use the code BKR to get close to Mort’ton. There will be a boat, aptly named “Swamp Boaty” to the southeast. Simply take the swamp boaty, and it will bring you to Mort’ton.
The next way of getting to Mort’ton in OSRS that I’ll describe is to use the Morytania legs 3 or 4. You can get the Morytania legs 3 by completing the hard tier of the Morytania Achievement Diary, and Morytania legs 4 from the elite tier.
The Morytania legs 3 and 4 allow you an unlimited number of teleports to Burgh de Rott, which is a town just south of Mort’ton. Simply right-click on the legs, select ‘Burgh teleport’, open the gate, and run north. This will bring you to Mort’ton.
Of course, to get the Morytania legs, especially in these harder tiers, you need to participate in a lot of the content the area has to offer. For example, you need to complete a hard Temple Trek, climb the advanced chain shortcut in the Slayer Tower, and kill a Cave Horror.
An additional way to get to Mort’ton in Old School RuneScape is to traverse the Hollows, the tunnels where the Myreque hideout is located. In order to do this, you need to have reached a certain point in the quest ‘In Search of the Myreque.’
You can start In Search of the Myreque by talking to the enigmatic stranger in the pub in Canifis. You need to have completed the quests ‘Restless Ghost,’ ‘Priest in Peril,’ and ‘Nature Spirit,’ as well as have 25 Agility, to complete this quest.
Once you have progressed far enough into the quest, you can access the Hollows from a trapdoor behind the pub in Canifis, where you started the quest. Open the secret wall to your south, then follow the caves south.
At the end of the caves, there will be another trapdoor, leading to the middle of the Mort Myre Swamp. This trapdoor is also very close to the aforementioned Swamp Boaty, so you can simply take the Swamp Boaty down to Mort’ton from there.
The final way of getting to Mort’ton in OSRS is simply to use a Barrows teleport spell or tablet, since the Barrows are directly east of Mort’ton. The spell is in the Arceuus spellbook, and requires 83 Magic, 1 blood rune, 2 law runes, and 2 soul runes.
Since the spell is in the Arceuus spellbook, you need at least 60% favor with the Arceuus house on Kourend to use it. You also need to have completed ‘Priest in Peril,’ but that’s a requirement for everything else in this guide, as well.
Alternatively, you can make Barrows teleport tablets (and repair Barrows gear!) in your Player-owned house, or buy them from the Grand Exchange. Note, however, that you need 100% favor with Arceuus to make the Barrows teleport tablets.
Getting to Mort’ton in OSRS can be done in several ways. For example, you can use a Mort’ton teleport scroll that can be obtained from the Grand Exchange or from Clue Scrolls. Alternatively, the Shades of Mort’ton minigame teleport can take you there, as well.
Of course, the Swamp Boaty can be leveraged to get to Mort’ton, either through the Fairy Ring BKR or the Hollows shortcut from the Canifis pub. Finally, you can simply use the Barrows teleport spell or tablet, since the Barrows are directly east of Mort’ton.