I was all excited when I heard that there was going to be a new continent called Zeah a while back. I have a “real life” friend who was always talking about camping the Shaman Lizardmen and such. When he actually got a dragon war hammer, I decided I needed to go over there. The first problem that I came up against was this thing called favor. My friend told me that I just needed to get favor in certain houses to kill the lizard men. I thought, no problem. But as I earned favor in one house, the favor in the other houses decreased. It was a losing proposition and my friend just shrugged and said it wasn’t hard to gain favor when you needed it.
I’m just lucky that I am a quest fiend because I balked at repeatedly gaining favor in each house every time I wanted to do an activity in a different household. Under the mini-quest tab in the OSRS game, there was a mini-quest called Architectural Alliance.
To start it, you have to speak to Hosa in the big plaza in the middle of Great Kourend. He will lock in any favor that you have already earned and you can start earning favor in each of the houses without losing favor in the others.
As you can see, you retain the 100% favor gained in the other houses as you accrue favor in the next house on your list.
One of the funniest parts of the Piscarilus House favor consisted in gathering sand worms. I swear the fellow had a few too many at the local pub before he came out to help with gathering the sand worms.
And I am one of those people who gets used to the rut and daily grind very easily and happily repeat the same activities for hours. I hung out in the infirmary and healed the wounded soldiers for 100% of my favor in the Shayzien House. Why risk battle or the unknown? Later, when I realized that my POH (player owned house) had slots for the armor of their 5 levels of military, I went back and killed off a bunch of their soldiers and got all their armor. I mean, sometimes you have to sacrifice your laziness for fashion.
For the house of Hosidius, I just pushed the plow for a couple of hours. There was no way I was going to sweat tears figuring out anything else. And it was pleasant watching the other peasants digging in the dirt.
I’m not going to go through the whole mini-quest for you because there are lots of quest guides that do that. I just wanted to share some of my favorite parts with other players of #Runescape.
All I can say is, read all the books in the library because one of them is necessary for casting the spells in the Kourend spellbook.