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To try and prevent players from using programs that play RuneScape automatically, without the person having to be present, the creators of RuneScape, JaGex, programmed in special events. These events would happen randomly to a player. To avoid the negative effects of the events, the player will have to interact with the event. To exit the area a player has been teleported to, he or she must answer questions that the Random Event NPC poses. All random events are "safe" areas which won't cause you to die.
On Febuary 25th, 2009, JaGex updated the random events since macroing became too hard and less of reason of random events. It consisted of a lot of random events becoming discontinued and a new reward system.
The reward system is quite different. Now, instead of random events giving you coins, clothing, XP lamps, etc., you receive a random event gift. When opened, you get to choose from a majority of random items. This update made it easier for RuneScape players to have a more freedom choice in what they want from a random event.
During your RuneScape playtime, you may be approached by a Beekeeper from the field next door. It seems that they're having a little trouble assembling their beehives, so they need to enlist the help of an adventurer. To assemble the beehive from its four parts, simply click a part and it will stop spinning, then use one of the four on-screen arrows to place it into position over the correct one of the on-screen segments.
Click the next piece of the beehive, and the last piece will begin spinning again, ignore this and redo the procedure with the next piece of the beehive. Once finished with all four pieces, hit the switch in the middle of the bottom of the screen and the beehive will be assembled. If you assembled it correctly, you will be awarded with a random gift box and returned to your previous location. If you assembled it incorrectly, you will be attacked by a swarm of bees and will escape to a random body of water.
This pirate finds you while your doing your everyday RuneScape adventures. He teleports you to his island and asks you to solve the puzzle to his treasure chest. If you succeed, he'll give you a random event gift for successfully completing his puzzle. He used to only appear while farming, but can now appear doing your everyday RuneScape activities.
The drill demon is a army-like demon who takes you to his training camp and makes you do a series of exercises then lets you go with a reward of a piece of camouflage clothing. The exercises you need to complete are sit-ups, jogging on the spot, push ups and star jumps.
Evil Bob takes you to a backwards version of RuneScape called ScapeRune. Once you get there, you need to find a way to escape. You need to obtain a small fishing net and fish in the location the servant tells you to. Fish a weird fish then 'uncook' it on the fire and give the fish to Bob. Repeat speaking to the slaves, and giving bob the raw fish until Bob falls asleep. You can then escape through the portal. A word of wing regarding this random: Seems Evil Bob has 85 magic and dislikes being evaded via teleport and will teleblock you for a long time.
The freaky forester is a man who can appear, teleport you to a special location, and ask you to kill a certain pheasant for him. If you bring him the correct pheasant carcass, he will reward you. The reward can be: Lederhosen Hat, Lederhosen Top, Lederhosen Shorts.
One day when you're just wandering around RuneScape doing your daily activities, you may come across a parade of frogs who wish to speak with you. Find the royal frog and kiss him or her, to receive a frog token. If you ignore them, you will be morphed into a frog, and taken away to their cave. You can take your frog token to Thessalia in the Varrock Clothes' store, and trade it from a frog mask, or prince/princess clothing, dependent on your gender.
Molly wants you to pick her evil twin sister out of the carnival type game by operating a crane to pick up the twin. Beware, as you can only attempt this two times before the crane runs out of power. If you fail to pick the twin up, Molly will be very unhappy and teleport you to a random location. If you successfully pick up the evil twin Molly will reward you.
The gravedigger Leo can be obtained by burying bones or using them on an altar within a player owned house. He will say that you seem to have some experience with burials and he can use your help. Leo has 5 graves where the coffins have been placed in the wrong graves. He needs you to remove the coffins from the wrong graves and place them into the correct graves. You can figure out what type of person belongs in what grave by examining the headstone, and whose in what coffin by searching it. Then you pick up the coffins and place them in the correct grave. If you do not have room in your inventory, you can use the mausoleum behind Leo to put items in your bank. Put the graves in the correct spot then talk to Leo. He will check them and if they are correct he will give you a reward. You will receive items of Zombie clothing or new Zombie emotes!
This random event is one which you can get while teleporting or doing any other RuneScape activity. There is a chance that something may go wrong with the "teleport matrix" or "lost and found office". If something does go wrong, you will be sucked into an abyssal vortex, which you have to escape from, or risk dying. To exit, you will need to pull the correct lever. The correct lever is the one that doesn't match the others in the hole. When you successfully leave, you'll be rewarded.
Miles, Niles and Giles are back! But this time, they're assisting JaGex by catching players! With the swap from RuneScape Classic to RuneScape II, their certing business became obsolete - so, they've begun noting peoples' items if they don't respond. If you speak to Miles, Niles, or Giles when they teleport you to their office, they will give you a simple, pointless puzzle, and a reward if you get it right. If you don't answer them, they'll turn items in your inventory into notes. Note, since some players were abusing this system and dropping their tool and certing ore or fish, JaGex has replaced the certing ability of Niles, Miles, and Giles. They now teleport the player if they choose the wrong object.
The mysterious old man has several random events attributed to him. In one event, all you have to do is speak to him. If you ignore him, he will teleport you to the Wizard tower. If you speak to him, he will award your kindness by giving you a random event gift. Below is a list of what the Mysterious Old Man can do if he appears:
- Sends you to a Mime performance where you have to copy the head Mime.
- Sends you to a big maze that you have to make your way through to get the reward.
- Sends you to a pinball game that you need to tag 10 poles to be able to leave.
When the old man appears, he may transport you to a maze where you must get to the center of the maze and touch the 'Strange Shrine'. The faster you get to the shrine, the better your reward will be. You can also open chests along the way for other rewards while on your way to the center.
"Ahh ... you'll do!"
The old man can teleport you to a mime stage where you must guess what emoticon the mime is doing and mimic them. When you complete the routine, you get teleported back to where you were and receive a random event gift to whether choose from mime clothing or a mime emote. There are 4 different emotes you can get, and full mime clothing consists of: mime mask, shirt, boots, pants and gloves.
In the pinball random event, you need to hit the posts which have the flashing green circles on the bottom. Once you have hit 10 correctly in a row you will be rewarded. If you hit an incorrect pillar your score will be reset and you will have to start over. Also, if you try to leave early the trolls will send you back into the game and reset your score to 0.
The Pillory is a event from Thieving. If you get sent to the pillory you're locked in a cage and have to unlock it to get out. While you're in the cage, a NPC will throw rotten tomatoes at you. To unlock the cage, you must match the shape on the lock to one of the spinning keys. Once you have successfully completed this three times, you are released. If you do not get it right, the keys will spin faster and another lock will appear at the top.
This is another event where you get dragged off to a location in ScapeRune. To free yourself and Pete you must pull a lever to see what sort of balloon animal to pop then go pop the balloons until you find the key, give the key to Pete, and continue until all three doors are unlocked.
The quiz master will appear and teleport you to his gameshow. He'll then tell you how to play the game. Basically, you must pick the odd items out. When you finish the quiz master's game, you'll receive a random event gift.
Occasionally when raking weeds out of your farming plots, your rake head will fly off. Just use the head with the handle to reattach them back together.
This pink lady, when she appears, will teleport you to her snack shop and offer you a snack of a particular type. If you choose the wrong type, she will hit you and teleport you away. If you ignore her she will also hit you and teleport you away. If you choose the right type, she'll reward you with a random event gift and that type of refreshment.
Similar to the rake head detaching, your spade head may not be attached to the handle too securely and fall off. Just use the head with the handle to reattach them.
The Surprise Exam random event requires you to choose which item comes next in a pattern or belongs in the pattern. You will be asked two questions then when you have correctly answered both, Mr Mordat will tell you which door to exit by. As a reward you, you used to get a book which gave you experience in a skill of your choice, this experience was a formula of 15 * skill level. This reward has changed to a random event gift.
When cutting trees or Mining, there was a chance the axe/pickaxe head would fall off of the handle and fly a few squares away. If this happened, players would have to pick up the axe head and use it on the axe handle in your inventory to re-attach it. If you ignored the axe head for long enough it would disappear causing you to have just the axe handle and no head.
When you are Fishing, a big fish used to pop up out of the water and snatch your fishing equipment every so often. It would then spit it out a little way away from you.
Players used to receive a broken pickaxe if they mined rocks that were bubbling gas for a prolonged period of time. The best way to avoid this was to pay attention and try to avoid going AFK, the rock only started to bubble after the player clicked to mine it, and it didn't make any noise. The ideas was that a spark from your pickaxe ignited the gas and the resulting explosion broke your pickaxe and caused you anywhere from 1 to 10 damage. To fix your pickaxe, you had to take it to Nurmof in the Dwarven Mines.
"My mistake, milord/milady, I was thinking yer to be..."
Cap'n Hand would randomly speak to you, and if you didn't cooperate, he would surely grow impatient. If you did not talk to him, he would start to attack you with his crossbow. He would fire shots at you until you either died or spoke to him. Speaking to him to gain a reward. Many players have reported receiving a variety of gold (40 - 120gp), various charms, a kebab or spinach roll, a cosmic talisman, various uncut gems, or even a half key.
He's now seen in the Port Sarim jail, looking very sad.
Dr. Ford used to appear when players were Mining or Woodcutting and hurt themselves. He would ask you how many fingers he's holding up, and if you answered correctly, he would give you any one of these items: lemon, lime, orange, banana, strange fruit, pineapple, pineapple chunks, orange chunks, lime chunks, lemon chunks, lime slices, or lemon slices. If you did not answer correctly he'd send you to a quiet place to recover.
"Excuse me, can you please help me?"
In this members-only event, Dr. Jekyll asked for your help in making a potion to keep him from transforming into Mr. Hyde. He would ask for a herb of some sort. If you spoke to Dr. Jekyll before he transforms into Mr. Hyde, you could of got: strength potions, super energy potions, defence potions, super restore potions, agility potions, super attack potions. regular attack potions. If you killed Mr. Hyde, he could drop stat restore potions, strength potions, energy potions. You didn't have to worry if you didn't have the herb Dr. Jekyll wanted, as long as you spoke to him he wouldn't turn into Mr. Hyde on you.
He's now seen, in Dr. Jekyll form, randomly running to the Varrock apothecary screaming desperately to check-in on Mr. Hyde.
This drunken dwarf originated in Keldagrim, and has been drunk off his feet for well over a year; giving away millions of beers and kebabs to random players. When he appeared, he'd shout at you in a drunken rage to try and get you to talk to him. Speaking to him to received a kebab and a beer (click here to see what effects the kebab can have on you). If you ignored him, he'd start pelting rocks at you which dealt about ten or twenty life points; there was no way to attack him back, and he can take you down to about 20% of your base hit points level. After completion of Forgettable Tale..., when you spoke to the Drunken Dwarf, he would now say "I 'new it were you matey! I remember your kebab stories! 'Ere, have some ob the good stuff!".
He's now seen in various cities wandering around handing out kebabs and beer. Fortunately, he's not in his anger management stage, so he's not in a bad mood talking to you!
"Begone ... Bwuk"
This fowl beast used a magical water attack against you. If you decided to kill him, he'd drop a fairly large amount of feathers, raw chicken and bones. Players had to beware about his combat level, as it was slightly different and the levels you get him at may vary a bit from the regular random event you'd fight. This was an amusing event to watch as the chicken trash talked the person he was attacking. Although he is no longer a random event, he can still be found on random chicken farms across Geilenor.
"Greetings Mistress/Master ..."
When you got a genie, he'd pop in next to you. When spoken to, he'd give you a lamp which when rubbed let you choose a skill to get experience added to. The formula for the amount of experience you got was your level x 10 If you ignored him, he'd scatter your items or teleport you away.
The Genie can now be seen if you choose a XP reward in a random event gift box. He will pop up and give it to you.
"Here you go, it's all yours."
The strange box was a puzzle the mysterious old man asked you to solve. You were required to click the box of what shape had a certain number. Answering correctly would result in you getting a reward. The faster you answered, the better the reward. If you did not click on the box to look at the puzzle, the box would duplicate and you would have to solve all the puzzles. Also, if you tryed to drop the boxes, or alchemy them, they would duplicate.
The Mystery Old Man also used to give out random rewards by just talking to you. Since the Random Events update, he now just teleports you to different events.
Pious Pete asked you to help keep his candles lit. There was a certain order you needed to light the candles in. The order was only light the candles that have not been burnt down totally. For successfully helping him, he'd give you a reward.
While Thieving from chests, there was a chance that there was a cloud of gas in the chest. The gas would poison you so it was suggested to be sure to have a anti poison pot with you while thieving from the chests.
Rick was a wandering highwayman trying to atone for his years of crime by giving you a gift. If you did not speak with him, he would attack you; you could not attack him back. Rick can still be spotted in the Port Sarim Jail along with Cap'n Hand.
A river troll is a monster who'd spawns next to you while fishing and say, "Fishes be mine, leave dem fishies!" then would attack you. If you chose to kill it, it could drop feathers, fishing bait, 5 oysters, caskets, gems or various raw fish.
You can now see this troll fishing in the Enchanted Valley.
You could get a rock golem when Mining rocks. He'd appear and yell, "Rawr! flee human" then try to attack you by throwing rocks at you. Hiding behind the ore rocks would not protect you; however, if you'd use Protect from Missiles, he would be unable to hit you. If you killed him, he could drop any of these items: various ores, various bars, various gems, various pickaxes, earth runes, hammer, Dwarven stout.
The rock golem can now be seen when mining in the Enchanted Valley.
The Security Guard was a random event which came along and asked if you've set your recovery questions. If you had, he'd give you a reward, if not, he'd probably advise you to set them.
Shades were found by burying bones and during combat. They would then say "Leave this place mortal!" and attack you. If you chose to kill a shade, it might have dropped a shade robe top or shade robe bottom.
They are now found in the last level of the Stronghold of Security, in which they still do drop shade robes.
Strange plants were a members-only random event. A plant would start growing out of the ground and a purple fruit would grow on the end of the plant. You would either pick the fruit or else the plant would attack you and have a chance of poisoning you. The strange fruit that you picked off the plant would restore 30% of your energy and can remove any poison afflicting you. They were quite a challenge to kill, as the max amount of damage you could inflict was a 3.
The Strange plant is now seen in south-west Brimhaven. You may randomly come across one, but don't worry, it won't make you pick it or poison you, it will just let you pick it. It still gives the same restore of 30% of your energy.
A swarm was a group of bees who would attack you hitting 0's and 1's until you ran out of range. There was no way to attack them back. Bug spray did not work on them.
The tangle vine random event was one where instead of running away from the vine, you had to stop whatever you were doing and stand still for it to pass. Since the event was buggy and so many people complained about it, the vine was removed from the game.
While cutting logs, there was a chance that the tree you're cutting would turn into a Ent. You could not cut logs off a Ent, and if you'd try, the Ent would break your axe. To fix your broken axe, you could take it to Bob in Lumbridge.
A tree spirit is a monster who would spawn and tell you, "Leave these woods and never return" then attack you. If you chose to kill a tree spirit, they'd drop various axes, nature runes, bananas, coins, banana seeds, a knife, or cactus seeds.
You can now find the tree spirit by woodcutting a tree in the Enchanted Valley.
The Watchman appeared when thieving. He attacked you and it was possible to attack him back. Luckily, the watchman has been removed, so thieving will be less dangerous.
The fishing spot would randomly turn into a whirlpool, and if you continued to fish in it, your fishing equipment would get sucked away. After a whirlpool had disappeared, the fishing spot disappeared, but re-appeared a few minutes later.
You could get a zombie by burying bones. It spawned and said "Brainssssssss", and proceeded to attack you. If you chose to kill it, it could drop fishing bait, chaos runes, cosmic runes, various amounts and types of bones, key halves, gems, or 5 rune javelins.