Details Edit

Due to an update by Jagex it is now a Mini-Quest Edit

Official quest description: Become one with your darker side. Tap into your hidden depths of magical potential by making a potion with the help of Hetty the Rimmington witch.
Release date: 6 April 2001
Start: Talk to Hetty in her house in Rimmington, south of Falador and west of Port Sarim.
Difficulty: *****
Length: Short
Members only: No
Requirements: None
Items needed: Burnt meat, an eye of newt, an onion and a rat's tail.

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Walkthrough Edit

This is one of the easiest quests that exist. You should have no problem with this, no matter what level you are.


Talk to Hetty and tell her you want to know more about the black arts. She will tell you she needs four ingredients. You need to get a rat's tail, burnt meat, an eye of newt, and an onion.

Getting the ingredients

  • Rat's tail: Simply find any normal sized rat in Rimmington and kill it.
  • Burnt meat: Kill any creature that drops meat (for example one of the cows in Lumbridge farm or one of the rats in Rimmington). Then, "burn" the meat. Use a cooking range (for example the one right above Hetty's house) or cook it on a normal fire with logs (you will need a tinterbox and axe to do this). If you have too high a cooking level to burn it, simply use the cooked meat with the fire/range and your meat will always end up being burnt.

Finishing the quest

When you have all these items, talk to Hetty. She'll put them in her cauldron and tell you to drink from it. Drink from the cauldron to complete the quest. Congratulations, quest complete!

Reward Edit


  • In RuneScape Classic, it is not possible to use cooked meat with a range to burn it, so high Cooking level players have had major troubles in obtaining burnt meat.
  • The cauldron is the only one in RuneScape that allows players to drink from it.
  • With the introduction of the Grand Exchange, players may buy most of the ingredients that Hetty requires.