The Wolf Whistle Quest and Runescape’s Summoning Skill
If you want to be able to access the members-only Summoning skill in Runescape, you’ll first have to complete the Wolf Whistle Quest. In this guide, we’ll give a detailed walkthrough for the quest and include some tips that will make it easier for lower level characters.
Wolf Whistle Quest and Summoning Skill
Although the Wolf Whistle Quest is a fairly short one in the Runescape world, it’s also a necessary one if you want to start training the Summoning skill. This is a members-only quest, but other than that, there are no other prerequisites for Wolf Whistle. The only items you’ll need to complete the quest are two sets of wolf bones, and we’ll explain more about how to obtain them in the walkthrough below. There are no monsters to kill in this quest unless you choose to kill a couple of wolves for their bones.
To begin the quest, travel to Taverly and go to Pikkupstix’s house, which is located just south of Taverly’s east gate as shown in the screenshot below. (Click any image for a larger view.)
When you get there, talk to Pikkupstix. During the somewhat long conversation, Pikkupstix will tell you that all the noise and commotion that you’re hearing is due to the Giant Wolpertinger upstairs and that he is trying to get rid of it. He’ll go on to say that he is lacking some of the supplies needed to vanquish the creature, and he has sent his assistant Stikklebrix to fetch them. However, Stikklebrix hasn’t returned.
As you speak to Pikkupstix more, he’ll offer you the opportunity to go upstairs and see the Giant Wolpertinger. When you do so, the game will switch to a cut scene so you don’t have to be worried about actually fighting the creature. After the cut scene, you’ll be returned to the room with Pikkupstix, and he will ask you to help by bringing him two sets of wolf bones.
Obtaining the Wolf Bones
There are several ways to obtain the wolf bones needed for the quest. If you have the money to spare, you can save a little time by purchasing them from the Grand Exchange in Varrock before going to meet Pikkupstix in the first place. However, if you’re at least able to dodge some wolves on White Wolf Mountain, there’s no real reason to waste your money here.
The easiest way to get the wolf bones is to start walking up White Wolf Mountain, just west of Taverly. Not too far up the mountain, you’ll find a corpse that turns out to be the dead body of Pikkupstix’s missing assistant, Stikklebrix.
If you search the corpse, you’ll find two sets of wolf bones that you can take back to Pikkupstix.
If you happen to lose or accidentally bury these bones, you can also get wolf bones by killing any wolf in Runescape. The wolves on White Wolf Mountain are the closest ones to the quest area, but if you have a low combat level, they might give you a bit of a problem. One alternative is to kill a couple of the lower level wolves found in the Stronghold of Security. (The entrance to the Stronghold of Security is found in the middle of the Barbarian Village just south of Edgeville.) These wolves are non-aggressive in addition to being much lower level, so it’s a much easier fight. If you’re still having problems, you can purchase the wolf bones from the Grand Exchange or trade directly with another player.
Returning to Pikkupstix
Once you have the two sets of wolf bones, return to Pikkupstix, but make sure you have some other free room in your inventory, because he will give you some additional items. In particular, he’ll give you 14 spirit shards, 2 pouches, 2 gold charms, and a key for the trapdoor. The spirit shards, gold charms, and pouches are all stackable items, so you’ll only need 4 free spaces in your inventory to hold all these things.
Use the key on the trapdoor and go down into the basement. There, you’ll find an Infuse-Pouch Obelisk. Right-click on the obelisk and create 2 Spirit Wolf pouches.
Next, use one of these pouches (make sure you only use one!) on the obelisk to create Howl scrolls. One pouch should give you 10 scrolls. With the Spirit Wolf pouch and 10 Howl scrolls in hand, go back upstairs and talk to Pikkupstix again.
Defeating the Giant Wolpertinger
After Pikkupstix gives you more details on how to use the Spirit Wolf pouch and Howl scroll, return to the Giant Wolpertinger. Right-click on the Spirit Wolf pouch and choose the option to summon the Spirit Wolf. In addition to summoning the familiar, this action will cause the Summoning tab to open in the control panel area of your screen.
In that panel, you should see an icon that represents the Howl scroll. Select the option to Cast Howl and then click on the Giant Wolpertinger as your target for the spell. This action will vanquish the Giant Wolpertinger.
Return to Pikkupstix and talk to him again. He’ll advise that you need to go back downstairs and restore your energy at the Summoning obelisk. Do this and your Summoning points will all be restored.
Go back upstairs and speak to Pikkupstix one more time. He’ll congratulate you and the quest will be marked as completed.
In addition to allowing access to the Summoning skill, the Wolf Whistle Quest has a few other nice rewards. Here is a complete list:
- 1 Quest Point
- 276 Summoning XP
- Access to the Summoning skill
- 275 Gold Charms
Make sure you don’t lose those gold charms! You’ll need them to continue training your Summoning skill, as charms are instrumental in making summoning pouches.