Holiday Events and RaresEdit This Entity
- 1.0 - Introduction
- 2.0 - Christmas
- 3.0 - Halloween
- 4.0 - Easter
- 5.0 - Miscellaneous Events & Items
- 6.0 - Discontinued Items
RuneScape history, as most of us are aware, is rich with secrets that once existed in the game, but now do not. One of the larger phenomenons is the Holiday Drops and the now rare items that are remains of old RuneScape items. However, a lot of RuneScape players (especially the newer ones) are unsure what and where these items came from and what they do. This guide will go in depth about every Holiday/Rare Item in existence.
Over the course of RuneScape's existence, Jagex had numerous "Holiday Drops". The drops occurred on Holidays, such as Halloween or Christmas, that were celebrated in majority of the RuneScape playing countries (which is why the Independence Days for countries are not drop times). On the drop days, Jagex would drop these items at random locations all around the map allowing players to search and pick up the items. At the end of the day, all items left on the ground would be deleted forever.
Originally they were meant to be just a bit of fun for RuneScape players and encourage them to keep playing. But Jagex overlooked the fact that they would be valued at extremely high prices due to their availability from non-player resources only occurring once. Eventually these Holiday Items took over the RuneScape Economy and as time went on, more and more of them were lost due to deleted accounts, players dying and losing them and the items disappearing before anyone could recover them, and various other methods.
Finally after receiving numerous complaints from ignorant players who didn't realize they were supposed to log in on Holidays and that they didn't get their item, Jagex officially decided to remove them in Mid-December of 2003.
The Christmas Cracker was dropped on Christmas of 2001, and has changed Runescape in ways no-one could have imagined. The Christmas Cracker has a unique action it can perform, "pull cracker." If you were to select this action via right clicking the Cracker while its in your inventory, it will say pull cracker with which player. Simply use it on another player and fireworks will shoot off and both players will receive an item. 50% of the time you'll receive one of the six colour party hats (refer to next section) and the other 50% of the time you'll get a random item. It has been reported that these items may include: Rune Square Shields, Rune Long swords, Rune Short Swords, Rune Medium Helmets, and Adamant plate bodies (the complete list is not entirely known.)
The Christmas Cracker has always been the rarest of all Holiday items, for many players choose to pull their Crackers instead of holding onto them. The other factor that makes them all the rarer in this day and age was "The Great Dupe." To make a long story short, two players found a loop hole in RuneScape where they could combine an outside program with a glitch in RuneScape to duplicate any item in the game. They chose to duplicate Christmas Crackers, and had a massive party where they pulled all of the crackers they had with random players, releasing a massive amount of party hats into the RuneScape population and decreasing the amount of Crackers.
The dupers were banned permanently from RuneScape but their profound effect on the Holiday Items will remain forever. You cannot wield the Christmas Cracker, so it's extremely difficult to tell how many are still in existence. My guess would be anywhere between 100 and 200 are still left in the game. As time goes on, the Cracker's price rises higher and higher, due to most players who have them and are not wanting to trade them.
|Christmas cracker||I need to pull this.|
Party Hats originated from the Christmas Cracker (see above). They come in six different colours: Purple, Red, Yellow, Green, White, and Blue. Each colour has a different rarity than another one, the better looking ones however are in higher demand, even if there the same amount of them. The prices are always changing, and they are the backbone of the RuneScape economy, making many players very rich through the art of merchanting (the buying and selling of goods). Below is a description of each coloured party hat.
|Purple Partyhat||After the endless debate as to what their real colour actually was (magenta, pink, violet, and purple were all common names for its colour), Jagex officially declared it to be purple with the release of RuneScape 2. The Purple Party Hat has the lowest price of all party hats, mostly on account of the aftermath of the dupe being that there were many more Purple Party Hats duplicated than any other colour. The other remaining portion of its lower price is many players don't like the look of it. However, it is still just as commonly bought and sold as any of the other Party Hats.|
|Red Partyhat||Red Party Hats have always been favoured by majority of the RuneScape population, especially with the release of more and more dragon items and their colours matching up. It also is the same colour of Zamorak paraphernalia, which attracts players due to the fact that most players want wrath and destruction, and Zamorak is the god that portrays that portfolio. The Red Party Hat tends to swap in value with the Yellow Party Hat, due to the demands of the people of RuneScape rapidly changing.|
|Yellow Partyhat||The love for the yellow party hat comes from the fact that it looks like a crown and people like to walk around claiming that they're the king (or at least they want new players to think so). Whether you're claiming to be the Lord of Lumbridge or just waltzing around, the yellow party hat looks good with just about any outfit. Its bright colour makes it stand out in a crowd, which is important, for who wouldn't want to be noticed and admired? The Yellow Party Hats price as stated above is constantly swapping with that of the Red Party Hat.|
|Green Partyhat||The Green Party Hat's popularity probably grows due to its colour matching that of what people would like to call "elf colours" and with the new portrayal of elves as a cool and extremely powerful species in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the demand for them grows daily. Neon Green is one of my more favorite colours, so naturally I prefer the Green Party hat over all of the others. It too is very bright and vibrant, so the wearer can easily stand out in the crowd if he chooses to do so.|
|White Partyhat||The White Party Hats popularity much like that of the red is mostly because of it matching the colours of Saradomin, who is the god of peace and the god that most players, especially newer ones, are familiar with. It also matches the colour of the legends cape, which is where its popularity first started to increase due to the guild being released before the Saradomin trimmed armour. It also of course is in higher demand due to its availability being less than that of some of the other party hats. Overall, the White Party Hat looks very stylish with outfits that match its colour (white). It is the second most expensive of party hats.|
|Blue Partyhat||Ah, finally the rarest and most expensive of any of the six party hats. The Blue Party Hat has the least availability than any of the other Party Hats. It has very bright colours, so it too can stand out in a crowd. Many consider it to be the best looking of all the party hats. Combinations with it and items of similar colour such as mage boots, wizard robes, and wizard skirts make the wearer look quite stylish; another strange combination is wearing mage boots and the split bark chest plate and legs with it. As stated earlier, it is the most expensive of all party hats, and has remained so for quite some time.|
Santa Hats were dropped in December of 2002, and are the last tradable Holiday Item before Jagex introduced the new system of holiday events, where the reward items are non-tradable. The hats were very popular amongst newer players during most of the earlier years due to their lower price and special look, however they have since become expensive and only the richer players can afford to buy them. During the month of December (or around Christmas time), the prices tend to sky-rocket due to the high demand of everyone wanting a Santa Hat during the holiday season.
|Santa hat||It's a Santa hat.|
On December 21st, 2004, Jagex introduced Santa to RuneScape in Varrock, Falador, Ardougne, Catherby and Yanille for roughly two weeks. Upon speaking to him, he will offer you a Christmas present, a yo-yo! If you obtained a yo-yo, you will be able to pull off some unique stunts with it.
Play - The most basic yo-yo move. Walk - From the famous "walking the dog" move. Loop - Loop the yo-yo around your wrist and back into your hand. Crazy - Combo of Walk and Loop moves while quickly tilting your head.
Like Rubber chickens, you will not be able to get a yo-yo if you have not gotten one in 2004, but if you lose yours, the toy merchant Diango in Draynor Village will gladly give you a new one.
|Yo-yo||A gift from Santa.|
During the week of Christmas - December 23rd, 2005, and continuing on till January 3rd 2006 - Jagex released a special Holiday Event. Diango, who makes toys in Draynor Village, was in need of players' help. The pixies he hired to work often got excited and ended up destroying the work they completed. Players had to go to Diango's Workshop, and make enough marionettes to fill 1, 2, 4 or 8 boxes. Each box held up to six marionettes, two of each of the three colours: Red, Blue and Green. Once the boxes were full, players had to deliver them to the hooded stranger near the gates to Taverley.
Jagex also added a Christmas Tree to Varrock centre. It hadn't been decorated at first glance, so each player was given the task of preparing the baubles and helping to decorate the tree in exchange for a reward. To make Baubles, players had to talk to Rosie (in Diango's workshop in north-east Draynor Village), and ask about making baubles. The eastern room of the Christmas dungeon held the unpainted baubles, so players had to grab five of each type and head west, to paint them. Upon completion, players had to ask Rosie for a box to put them in, carrying only have one empty box at a time, they then had to give 1, 2, 4 or 8 full boxes to Rosie in order to get the four different types of scarves from Diango. In addition, players needed five boxes of baubles to decorate the tree in Varrock. Once players had the boxes, they headed to Varrock center and used them on the tree. Upon completion, they received a blue, green or red puppet as a reward. Also, numerous non-attackable Christmas imps spawned within the major cities. When clicked upon the player would proceed to grab the imp and turn it upside down and shake it, receiving a fairly useless item pertaining to the Christmas event or an item that a regular imp would drop.
|Woolly hat||A woolly tobogganing hat.||Woolly scarf||A woolly tobogganing scarf.|
|Tri-jester hat||A woolly triple bobble jester hat.||Tri-jester scarf||A woolly jester scarf.|
|Jester hat||A woolly jester hat.||Jester scarf||A woolly jester scarf.|
|Bobble hat||A woolly bobble hat.||Bobble scarf||A woolly scarf.|
|Red marionette||I want to be a real boy!||Green marionette||I want to be a real boy!|
|Blue marionette||I want to be a real boy!||Tree bauble||An unpainted bauble shaped like a winter tree.|
|Diamond bauble||An unpainted bauble shaped like a diamond.||Bell bauble||An unpainted bauble shaped like a bell.|
|Star bauble||An unpainted bauble shaped like a star.||Gift bauble||An unpainted bauble shaped like a gift.|
This Christmas event ran from 18th December 2006 until the end of the year. This year, the set task was to hunt down the fiendish Gublinch who had captured the childerkins for slavery. To save them, you had to team up with Shanty Claws, a furry drunken sailor on the small pier north-east of the Karamja Volcano. Upon arrival, he would brief you on your task. You must kill 10 Gublinch and collect the shards that they drop.
To capture the Gublinch, you needed to collect snowballs. These were found on the south facing side of the Karajama volcano. Players collected around 50 snow balls and climbed down the nearby cave entrance. To capture a gublinch, players wielded their snowballs and clicked on a nearby monster. With a few snowballs, the gublinch froze and broke into shards. Players then had to collect 10 gublinch shards by pelting them with snowballs, then return to Shanty Claws.
Players had to use their ten shards with the cages to trap ten gublinch, and then speak to Shanty to collect their reward. Both free players and members received a reindeer hat with matching red nose, whilst members received an additional gift, a wintumber tree which they can plant in their player owned houses.
Keep in mind that the Wintumber Tree is for Members only. All f2p players who have completed the task will only receive their reindeer hats, even if you become a member in a later stage. Remember, if you do lose your reindeer hat or Wintumber Tree, you can always obtain it back from Diango, free of charge.
|Reindeer hat||This decorative hat is purely for looks, as it offers no bonuses for wearing. Operating your hat showers you in snow whilst wielding it. If you lose or destroy your hat it can be replaced by Diango at Draynor village. Only people who took part in the event can gain access to this item, as it is not tradable.|
|Wintumber tree||This tree can be planted in a regular tree patch in your house. If you do not have a house then it will stay in your bank until you plant it. If you lose your tree it can be replaced by Diango at Draynor village. Only people who took part in the event can gain access to this item, as it is not tradable.|
The snow globe was a reward for the Christmas 2007 Event. As a gift from the Snow Queen, RuneScape was bathed in Snow during the month of December. Players were able to make snowballs collected from the piles of snow on the ground. These snowballs can be used to Pelt other players, or build Snowmen. Speaking to Snow Imps allows players to obtain various types of Snowman hats, which, when used on a nearly-complete Snowman, will cause them to come to life!
Making a Snowman is a requirement before being able to travel to the Land of Snow, where Players can make more Snowmen. This time, Snow Imps will supply players with three different weapons: Holly Bow, Ice Sword or Winter Staff. Using these weapons on a Snowman turned it into a Snowman Ranger, Warrior and Mage respectively.
In order to receive the ultimate prize, a Snow Globe, talk to the Queen of Snow. The Snow Globe, when shaken, allows players to create a pile of snow, anywhere and anytime during the year. These snowballs can be thrown at other players (Picture). After building a snowman completely, players also unlocked the Snowman emote (Picture).
|Snow globe||If you shake the globe your inventory will fill with snowballs and snow will fall on the ground around you (Picture). If you lose or destroy your globe it can be replaced by Diango at Draynor village. Only people who took part in the event can gain access to this item, as it is not tradable.|
The Santa suit, consisting of 4 parts, was a reward for the Christmas 2008 Event. The reward was given by the Snow Queen, as a gift from tracking down Jack Frost and saving Santa Claus from turning into a popsicle. In addition to that, the freeze and melt emote was also unlocked during this holiday event.
Jagex released this Christmas event on December 16, 2008. To begin this event, players had to speak to one of three head snow imps, located north of Lumbridge, Rimmington, and Falador. When spoken to, the imps would tell you that the Queen of Snow's son, Prince Jack Frost, had left the Land of Snow and had been icing everything all over RuneScape. When players agreed to help track him down, they would be given an ice amulet. Operating this amulet would result in a snow imp being summoned (Note: you could not summon the imp with a familiar out). When speaking to the imp, you could check whether you were getting 'hot' or 'cold'. Getting colder would be a result of you being closer to Jack Frost. Players would have to travel to various places across RuneScape to find Jack. When found, Jack would freeze you, but it would melt immediately because of your amulet. At this point you would unlock the freeze emote. Your imp would then teleport you to Jack and you would see Santa and his reindeer frozen. Jack then told you that if you could defeat him, he would go home. To defeat him all you had to do what stand south of him and run onto the ice. You would slide into Jack and knock him off the ice. The Queen would then appear and you would learn that she is married to Santa. She and the imp would then get you to defrost Santa in a cutscene. After defrosting Santa, you could talk to him and would be given a Santa suit.
|Santa costume top||Top part of the Santa suit, obtained from 2008's Christmas event.|
|Santa costume legs||Bottom part of the Santa suit, obtained from 2008's Christmas event.|
|Santa costume gloves||Gloves of the Santa suit, obtained from 2008's Christmas event.|
|Santa costume boots||Boots of the Santa suit, obtained from 2008's Christmas event.|
|Ice amulet||This necklace during the Christmas event will allow you to see Prince Jack if he is hiding and protect you from his trickery.|
The Candy cane was awarded to the player after the completion of the 2009 Christmas "A Christmas Warble" event. The event was situated in the Land of Snow, which players could access by entering one of the wardrobes in either Varrock, Falador or Draynor Village. Once the player had entered the land of Snow, they would quickly find out that a dark wizard, Ebenezer Scourge had stolen all of the food from the Queen of Snow's Christmas feast, and also, kidnapped Santa Claus. Players, accompanied by a Snow Imp companion (Players who took part in 2008's Christmas event would be paired with the same Imp they met the previous year), had to travel to Scourge's house, and convince him to give back what he stole. This was done by playing the role of The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Ghost of Christmas Present and The Ghost of Christmas Future. The whole event is based from the Charles Dickens novel "A Christmas Carol".
During the event, players would create a a ghost costume from chains and bedsheets, the costume acts as one of the rewards, on top of a Candy cane given by Father Christmas once he has been set free, and an emote which is unlocked called Dramatic Point. On top of this, your Snow Imp friend will also receive a festive scarf. As a small, added bonus, once players had completed the event they were able to have some of the feast's festive food. This consisted of Roast potatoes, Mulled wine, Yule log and Turkey drumsticks, unfortunately, players were not able to take these items out of the Land of Snow.
|Candy cane||Reward from the 2009 Christmas event, is able to perform a 'Spin' emote.|
|Christmas ghost hood||Hood part from the Christmas ghost costume, obtained from 2009's Christmas event.|
|Christmas ghost top||Torso part from the Christmas ghost costume, obtained from 2009's Christmas event.|
|Christmas ghost bottoms||Bottoms part from the Christmas ghost costume, obtained from 2009's Christmas event.|
The Pumpkin was the first Holiday Drop in RuneScape History. It was dropped on Halloween of 2001, making it the first ever holiday drop. The pumpkin cannot be equipped, but if you right click it, you will notice that it says "eat pumpkin." I would highly suggest that you not use this option, for you would lose your pumpkin, but if you were to it heals 14 hit points. However, the Pumpkin is very rare due to it being the first of the Holiday Items and the numerous times players have accidentally one-clicked it and in turn, ate their pumpkin. When selling or carrying your pumpkin it is highly advised to put it in note form to avoid any catastrophes.
The Halloween Masks were dropped on Halloween of 2002. They come in three different colours: Red, Blue, and Green. I am just going to simplify them by placing all 3 colours in one description. The Masks can all be worn, and a lot of players like to look spooky or whatever so they are always wearing them around where they go. In terms of rarity/price, Red is the most expensive, Blue is in between Red and Green, and Green as you may have guessed already is the least expensive. There isn't really much to them other than that they look like a mutant bunny with horns.
|Green h'ween mask||Aaaarrrghhh ... I'm a monster.|
|Blue h'ween mask||Aaaarrrghhh ... I'm a monster.|
|Red h'ween mask||Aaaarrrghhh ... I'm a monster.|
It was released on Halloween of 2003. They too were un-tradable, and this factor, amongst many others, were what caused the removal of Holiday Drops. The Scythe can be wielded, and it gives the following weapon stat bonuses: +3 stab, +8 slash, +3 crush, +10 strength, and it brings its own attack style, Reap, which functions just like the controlled attack on other weapons. You can only carry one of them, and if you happen to lose yours (you have to have had one at some point), go to the clothes store in central Varrock, and the store owner, Thessalia, will give you another one. Players like to impersonate the grim reaper with this, so an idea would be to wear a Halloween mask, black robes, and wielding it. It is a two-handed weapon by the way, and it has the same attack speed of that of the Halberd.
|Scythe||It's a Scythe.|
On Halloween of 2005, Jagex added a few zombies to Lumbridge Swamps. Upon using the right-click "scare" option, one zombie would split in half and bounce around for a while, before reforming. If you had right-clicked and insulted a different zombie, he would have taken off his head for you to catch. In addition to the normal options, there was "talk at" "display" and "question" zombie head. Clicking talk at would make you kneel down, place the head at level to your head and say "Alas." Upon using the Display option, you would display the head in front of you, and shout "Mwuhahahaha!" Finally, questioning the zombie head would result in a few questions and answers, mostly pertaining to jokes about the zombie. These zombie heads are un-tradable, and are no longer obtainable. If you obtained a zombie head through the week of Halloween in 2005, and have lost it, you are capable of re-attaining it, by digging with a spade anywhere in Lumbridge Swamp.
Through the week of Halloween in 2005, Jagex also added Children who were trick-or-treating throughout Lumbridge. The two options were "trick" or "treat." If you tricked them while holding a zombie head in your inventory, you would use the display option; the child would be so scared that it would drop some sweets, and run away a little, then shout "That was SO cool!"
|Zombie head||Alas...I hardly knew him..|
|Halloween Sweets||Not likely to last until next Halloween.|
On the 30th of October 2006, Jagex released a new Halloween Event. Players found themselves battling evil geists and chopping down an evil tree in Diango's workshop. Diango and the fairies needed you to get rid of these pests. Diango gave you a Ghost Buster 500 and destabiliser canisters, which were used to dismiss those pesky ghosts into a another dimension. After killing three of each ghosts (red, blue, green, black, yellow) parts of the skeleton clothes were unlocked. Diango also wants you to get some roots from the Evil tree in the bottom floor of the workshop. Players had to tug its roots from behind to enter the dungeon below it, and chop off its roots with a woodcutting axe. Once they had 10 evil roots they received a message indicating they've defeated the evil tree, go back to Diango and retrieve your prize - a jack-o-lantern mask. Halloween '06 gave everyone (F2P & P2P) a chance to obtain a new costume and if you didn't get the scare emotion in Halloween 2005 you were able to unlock it by destabilising one geist. If you lose your halloween clothes, speak to Diango and he will return them to you.
|Jack lantern mask||Better not light it!||Skeleton mask||A scary skeleton mask.|
|Skeleton shirt||The shirt of a full body skeleton costume.||Skeleton leggings||Does my pelvis look big in this?|
|Skeleton arms||Some skeletal gloves.||Skeleton boots||Skeleton feet.|
On the 22nd of October 2007, Jagex created a new goal for one to achieve. First, one needed to talk to the Grim Reaper. His previous servant had just died and he needed players to complete a series of tasks to get ready for the new servant. The Reaper sent players into his garden to retrieve his previous servant's skull. Then he sent Runescapers on a mission to retrieve items for him such as Grim's robe, scythe sharpener, human bones, last will and testament, hourglass, human eye, and the 'Voice of Doom', then put them in the correct spot using the Diary of Death.
After doing so, one was required to complete an obstacle course including slides, springboards, slime, and pitfalls. Upon doing so, one would be awarded with the Grim Reaper hood and the Zombie hand emote. Unfortunately, the Grim Reaper hood is good for nothing other than looks as it provides no stat bonuses.
|Grim Reaper hood||Allows me to imitate the harbinger of doom, the stealer of souls, and the eternal end...|
Jagex released this Halloween event on October 28, 2008. Maggie, a visting witch, came to spread the word of Halloween north of Rimmington. When spoken to she would ask players to go out and get her specific types of candies: popcorn balls, wrapped candies, and chocolate drops. In order to do that, players would need to go trick-or-treating (with a costume) to the various NPC's around Rimmington, Port Sarim and Draynor Village. These NPCs would either give candy for free based on your costume or they would demand to be tricked. Players learnt the trick emote by looking inside a cooking pot belonging to Maggie.
Jagex temporarily also made the Swept Away quest available to free players over Halloween, with the quest start point being with Maggie north of Rimmington before she was moved to the west of the Legends' Guild after the update.
After supplying Maggie with enough candies, she awarded players with a warlock costume. This costume has no stat bonuses or emotes, but it does provide that good ol' Halloween scare.
|Warlock top||The height of warlock fashion.|
|Warlock legs||Tattered but trendy.|
|Warlock cloak||Ragged but rugged.|
Note: The female version of Warlocks clothes is known as Witch's clothes. The only difference is a skirt instead of leggings.
Jagex released this Halloween event on October 26, 2009. Just north of Port Sarim, there was a portal that lead to the Grim Reaper's house. Once inside, you would find him distressed about a spider in his tub. Go upstairs, and you would find a spider in his bathtub... but not a small spider! The only way he would move is by getting the Spider Queen to tell him to. Head back to the Grim Reaper, and he would send you off to the Spider's realm.
Once done trekking through various obstacles of webs and string, you would find yourself in a room with the spider herald. Talk to him, and he'll allow you access to see the Spider Queen upstairs. When you find her, she is disappointed that the Grim Reaper doesn't have webs in his house during Halloween. Go back down to see the Herald, and he'll give you Eek the Spider to make his house full of webs. After webbing up the Grim Reaper's house, head back to the Spider's realm, speak to the queen, and the spider in the bathtub will move.
Once the Spider Queen is content with the 64 webs in the Grim Reaper's house, you'll be awarded a Web cloak, and Eek the Spider will stay with you. Neither item provides any bonuses, but Eek will randomly crawl on you when equipped.
|Eek||Eek, a spider!|
|Web cloak||A very fancy cloak made from black silk and gossamer.|
This event was released by Jagex from October 18th to November 8, 2010. Players had to, once again, aid the Grim Reaper with his Halloween festivities. This time, however, Pumpkin Pete was the one calling the shots; he was planning on throwing a party in the Grim Reaper's honor. He requested that someone help him with the preparations. Before the party could be started, players had to assist a group of singing werewolves, engage in a game of hide-and-seek in order to find the missing, break-dancing spiders, and acquire an autograph from Zabeth Corvid, a deceased musician of incredible fame, to satisfy the Grim Reaper. Once all of that was completed, the party ensued and players were rewarded with the Bone brooch and puppet master emote.
In order to assist the singing werewolves, you had to quench their dry throats by concocting a vial of moonshine. To do this, it was necessary to first use a pile of evil leaves on an empty moonshine vial. Next, a big bottle of blood would need to be mixed with the newly created strained moonshine vial. After that, a big bottle of fear had to be added into the unfinished moonshine vial. Finally, a pile of ground bones was mixed with the unfinished moonshine. If a mistake was made, players had to start over.
The eight missing spiders could be found by searching throughout the house. Many stowed themselves away in the various beds, cabinets, and clocks that were littered around. A couple of others stood out in the open and needed a bit of convincing to get back to their post. Once every spider was found, you then had to move them to their assigned spot on the dance floor. The colour of the spider denoted which coloured tile they were supposed to be at; talking to Allan would reset their order.
Zabeth Corvid's autograph could be acquired by selecting the correct dialogue options. The idea was to work around his drunkenness, insult and then later apologize to him, tell him a joke, and then mention the Grim Reaper's liking of his music. Eventually you would acquire his autograph and then be able to give it to the Grim Reaper.
The bone brooch, much like the Easter ring, allows a player to transform into a pile of bones. It's use is purely aesthetic; there's no practicality as an item used in combat.
|Bone brooch||A sinister brooch that screams occasionally.|
Easter Eggs were dropped on Easter of 2002. The Easter Egg cannot be wielded, but like the pumpkin, it can be eaten. Although again not highly suggested, the egg will heal 12 hit points when eaten. Its rarity is very hard to determine due to its prices always jumping around. I value the Easter Egg just above the pumpkin, due to its colourfulness making it stand out a little more in my bank or inventory. Again, it is suggested that you put the egg in note form if you are going to sell/carry it around.
|Easter egg||Happy Easter.|
Bunny Ears were the first of the two un-tradable Holiday Items. They were dropped on Easter of 2003, and brought much anger towards Jagex due to every player only being able to hold one and they were un-tradable. Bunny Ears are worn on your head, and tend to look good with darker clothing due to its bright pink colour making it stand out more on a darker surface. Unfortunately, if you weren't playing/logged in on that day, there is no other way to get one. If you drop your bunny ears, just visit the clothing store in Varrock and speak to the owner to get them back.
|Bunny ears||A rabbit-like adornment.|
For Easter during the 2005 year, Jagex had an Easter Bunny hopping around. Players who spoke to the bunny and helped him pass out Easter eggs would be given a rubber chicken. The rubber chicken has 2 special options on it besides 'wield'. When the chicken is in your inventory you can right click on it and choose to 'dance'. This dance is a chicken dance where you flap your 'wings' and scratch the ground with one foot (Picture). The other option is one when you wield the chicken and right click on a player, is the option to 'whack' the player (Picture). You cannot obtain the chicken unless you helped the Easter Bunny. If you drop your rubber chicken, speak to Diango in Draynor Village to get it back.
|Rubber chicken||Perhaps not the most powerful weapon in RuneScape.|
The Easter bunny returned in Easter of 2006, bringing a whole host of cute little worker-bunnies to the south-west of Falador and north-west of Varrock! These bunnies were hypnotised into taking Easter eggs to the surface to give out to children. This is where you stepped in.
The Easter bunny gave out Easter Rings to those humans who assisted him, by giving out ten Easter eggs to the children. To firstly collect Easter eggs, players needed to grab a spade, and dig up some closed rabbit holes just near the Crafters' guild. After collecting at least eleven Easter eggs (two being 'magic' Easter eggs, noticeable by their blue colour and gold shapes), players were to give out ten to the children, making sure they didn't give out the magical egg. Once they had done so, players had to eat their magic eggs over the top of the open rabbit holes. Here they'd be transformed into a rabbit, and sucked into the rabbit tunnels. Each player had to find their way to the center of the tunnels, and go up the chute to see the Easter Bunny. After speaking to it for a while, it gave each player an Easter Ring.
|Easter ring||The Easter ring, when worn, morphs you into an Easter egg; the type of Easter egg (chocolate, caramel, nougat, orange, toffee, magic) is random (Picture). Unlike the Easter eggs which melted and turned into chocolate dust on April 24th, the Easter Ring stuck around. While this is utterly and completely useless, it does make a fairly neat party trick: especially if the entire party transforms into eggs. As with most items if you speak to Diango in Draynor village he will give you a new ring if you have lost it.|
Easter 2007 brought back the Easter Bunny with a new problem! Diango delivered him chocolate kebbits instead of bunnies! Players had to help him catch the kebbits and get the supplies to turn them into bunnies.
To begin, players had to head towards the crafting guild, south-west of Falador and they would bump into the bunny. He would first ask players to catch ten chocolate kebbits in the rabbit warren, place them into a special containment room where they would then bowl easter eggs into the caught kebbits to make chocolate chunks. Players then had to pick up ten chocolate chunks and return them to the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny would then reward each player chicken legs and chicken feet, before asking them to find a bunny mould in a cabbage patch whilst they dodged an angry farmer. After collection of the rabbit mould and return of it to the Easter Bunny, players were rewarded with the chicken head and chicken wings.
In addition to the chicken suit, when players ate the magic egg to allow them to turn into a rabbit - small enough to go to the cabbage patch - they were awarded the bunny hop emote. When players now wear their chicken suits, if they have accessed the flap emote from the Stronghold of Security, they will have an enhanced flap emote where they will float off the ground a little.
|Chicken head||Cock-a-doodle-do!||Chicken wings||I look fowl in this.|
|Chicken legs||What's the matter, are you chicken?||Chicken feet||Perfect for crossing the road.|
In 2008, Jagex gave us another fabulous treat to add to our holiday items collection, it was the Chocatrice Cape! Players would help out the Easter Bunny once again to find eggs around the RuneScape map, and bring them back to him, but of course like every year, it wasn't as simple as that. During the expansion of the warren, some rodents had got in and stolen the chocolate and the eggs! It would be your make a new race of creatures known as the Chocatrice, not to be confused with Cockatrices. These devious little creatures would be used (combined with the summoning skill) to kill the rodents, and turn them into chocolate. Once you had collected enough chocolate you would return to the Easter bunny for your reward!
If you were brave enough you could also return and collect a fabulous egg from the Easter Bunny for an extra 8 chocolate pieces.
|Chocatrice cape||Whilst wearing the cape players can operate it perform an emote, forming an egg around the player. If you lose or destroy your cape it can be replaced by Diango in Draynor village. Only people who took part in the event can gain access to this item, as it is not tradable.|
Easter 2009 brought us the chance to meet the Easter bunny's son and learn exactly how easter eggs in RuneScape are made. After talking with the Easter bunny and his son players learnt that their factory is falling apart and Easter may not occur without your help. Players had to repair the factory's egg incubator, had to re-train squirrels that monitored nuts, feed the egg bird, and round up some Easter implings. Much of the decay around the workplace was due to the petulant Easter bunny's son, but after players' efforts in educating the rabbit as they repaired the factory succeeded he took on the role of the Easter bunny quite literally by stepping into his father's shoes (and costume). Following this the previous Easter bunny of the years prior to this event was able to retire! In return the Easter bunny taught players the new Around the World in Eggty Days emote and gave them an Easter carrot that bears similarities to the Rubber chicken in uses.
|Easter carrot||Spreading carroty goodness since 2009.|
The Easter bunny was nowhere to be found in the Easter Event for 2012. Instead it was rumoured that something had happened to him as he was crossing White wolf mountain. So instead of the Easter bunny, Chocatrice and the Evil chicken took charge of the event. As it happens they weren’t too interested in Easter but rather who could find the most eggs that the Easter bunny managed to hide before his disappearance.
This year's event saw players teaming with either the Chocatrice or the Evil chicken in order to outdo the other in finding the most eggs during a hunt. Players were required to use an Eggsterminator and blast any easter eggs they found that were scattered around RuneScape. 3 in the F2P area and 2 in the P2P area. 2 JaGex mods (Paul M who was on the Chocatrice side & Sabre who was on the Evil chickens side) got in on the action. The loser had to wear a bunny suit for a whole day. The winner was the Chocatrice.
|Egg on face mask||A gift from the Evil chicken for collecting three eggs in a single egg hunt.|
|Chocolate egg on face mask||A gift from the Chocatrice for collecting three eggs in a single egg hunt.|
|Eggsterminator||Used to shoot the Easter eggs during a hunt. After the event it disappeared. Members were able to keep it if they had collected all five eggs three times during hunts after which if they took the eggterminator back to either NPC they would enchant it.|
On April 2004, a new set of toys were available for sale at Diango's, a new Toy seller who appeared mysteriously in Draynor Village. As an April Fools joke, Jagex released Toy Horseys, which comes in four different colours: Tan, White, Black and Grey. When playing with your Horsey, you can say random things like "Neaahhhyyy! Giddy-up horsey!"; "Hi-ho Silver, and away!"; "Come-on Dobbin, we can win the race!" (Picture). The reason for its release is due to the large amount of players suggesting horses as a means of transportation.
|Toy Horsey||A brown toy horse.||Toy Horsey||A black toy horse.|
|Toy Horsey||A white toy horse.||Toy Horsey||A grey toy horse.|
On April 4th 2005, a new toy was available for sale at Diango's. There is nothing special about the Spinning plate, except that you could have countless seconds of fun spinning it (Picture). Although not rare, this item is considered a holiday item as it was released three days after a fairly well known day, April Fools. The reason for its release is due to the large amount of player suggestions of implementing Dragon platebody's into the game, to add to the dragon armour set.
For a short period of time, Spinning plates could be dropped on the floor when you failed to spin the plate. These plates would then break and become Broken plates. Failing to spin plates is now no longer possible, making Broken plates a discontinued (though untradable) item.
|Spinning plate||It has a picture of a dragon on it.|
After a few years break from April Fools Diango began to sell Dragon kites in 2008 for 100gp. Dragon kites were once again an item highly suggested by players so that the Dragon set could be further completed. The kites can be wielded, allowing them to flap in the wind above a player (Picture), and when the option "Fly" is used a player pulls the kite down in the air so that the front faces forward (Picture). Other than the nice appearance of the item it has little value, drawn on the kite is a dragon similar in design to the emblem on the Dragon square shield.
|Dragon kite||A Kite with a dragon on it.|
On April 1, 2009 there was a prank where all the cabbages in the patch near Draynor came to life. They bounced continually and ran away from you when you picked them from the ground (Picture). When releasing a cabbage it could be poked, kicked, or caught. If it was caught, then it could be wielded as a weapon to fight with. The cabbage could be thrown to other players to create a game of catch as well. This April Fools prank surprised many players because Jagex had always made jokes about pieces of dragon armour.
|Cabbage||It seems unusually vibrant.|
In 2008, Jagex, for the first time started a Thanksgiving Holiday Event. They also gave us another fabulous treat to add to our holiday items collection, the Cornucopia! Players had two ways of getting the item and emote. They could either kill turkeys that were roaming around various areas near, Lumbridge, Draynor Village, Falador, and Varrock or they can find the 10 turkey spies. If you chose to kill turkeys, you would normally have received the drop after killing around twenty turkeys. That was the recommended way to get the item and emote especially since they were only level 5 and is much faster than finding the "fake" turkeys.
However, some chose to find the ten "fake" turkeys roaming around RuneScape.
These 10 turkeys can be found here.
1) At the scorpian mine north of Al-Kharid, near the entrance.
2) At the Al-Kharid General Store
3) Inside the Lumbridge Furnace
4) Swamps outside of Lumbridge, near the Water Rune Entrance
5) Behind of Draynor Manor
6) East of the Mining Guild in Falador, east of the homes
7) At the Yews south of Edgeville Bank
8) West of the VarrockWest bank around the guards and the wall
9) Southern tip of the Mudskipper Point
10) West of the Monastery
|Cornucopia||The Cornucopia allows food to be stacked so that you can use a few pieces of low healing food to add up to 140 life points saving you some inventory space.|
On November 26, 2009, Jagex officially released the second Thanksgiving event. Though released a few days before, one part of the event was to help out the Cook's brother with overgrown turkeys. He'd plumped up the turkeys and needs you to slay them to get their meat. He'd give you a drink, and you'd be able to hit outrageous numbers on them. When completed, anyone who hadn't gotten the emote from the previous year would be able to get it.
The second part of the event was to analyze riddles that the Jagex moderators had come up with. There were five people you needed to visit: Lachtopher in Lumbridge, the Bartender north-east of Varrock, Herquin in the gem shop in Falador, Faruq in Al-Kharid, and finally Roddeck back in Lumbridge. Once you talk to Roddeck with the provided items, he'll congratulate you and hang you a Magnifying glass.
|Magnifying glass||When the Magnifying glass is held, the player can select the option 'Sleuth', at which point the player will perform an emote.|
Rare Items are items that originally had a function but are now completely useless and impossible to find from any non-player resource, thus there are a limited amount of them.
Originally in RuneScape, you drank a jug of wine in two doses. If you drank one dose, the wine changed to a "Half Jug of Wine." Jagex decided later that wine should be 1 dose, but after removing the ability to drink it in 2 doses they realized their error in leaving the Half-Wine in the game still. By the time they figured it out, players had already incorporated it in the economy. It is possible to drink the Half-Wine, so it's only use isn't just to look at. Its price jumps around all over the place, depending on the seller.
|Half full wine jug||An optimist would say it's half full.|
After RuneScape had been around for about a year, Jagex released the "Thordur's Black Hole." The general idea of it was that when Jagex punished a player (not IP banned mind you) the player was sent to the black hole, where he would serve out his punishment. If players wished to visit their friend who was punished, they would talk to a NPC who would sell them a disk of returning and teleport them to the black hole. If the player wished to return to the regular lands, they would spin the disk of returning.
Jagex however decided it was better to just ban the player, so they removed the black hole but accidentally left the disk. Another reason Jagex removed the black hole was scammers would encourage players to drop the disk thus trapping them there, then selling them a new disk at an outrageous price. The Disk's price, like the Half-Wines, jumps around at a very rapid pace.
|Disk of returning||Used to get out of Thordur's blackhole.|