Black key Crimson is a key and reward from the Shades of Mort'ton minigame. To obtain it, the player must kill either a riyl shade or a asyn shade and then burn its remains on a pyre. This is the best type of key players can get as a reward from a riyl shade. The key may be used to enter the Shade Catacombs and then open the correctly coloured chest. It will open a black-framed chest with a crimson lock. This type of key can only open doors up to black within the tombs.

Possible rewards


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel plateskirt Steel plateskirt 1 Uncommon 385
Black chainbody Black chainbody 1 Uncommon 2,082
Black kiteshield Black kiteshield 1 Uncommon 821
Black sq shield Black sq shield 1 Uncommon 443
Black platelegs Black platelegs 1 Uncommon 1,616
Black plateskirt Black plateskirt 1 Uncommon 1,708
Black full helm Black full helm 1 Common 525
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,068
Mithril sq shield Mithril sq shield 1 Uncommon 714
Mithril full helm Mithril full helm 1 Uncommon 685
Mithril platelegs Mithril platelegs 1 Rare 1,390
Mithril plateskirt Mithril plateskirt 1 Rare 1,385
Mithril chainbody Mithril chainbody 1 Uncommon 978
Adamant med helm Adamant med helm 1 Rare 924


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff of air Staff of air 1 Uncommon 1,635
Staff of water Staff of water 1 Uncommon 1,697
Staff of earth Staff of earth 1 Uncommon 985
Staff of fire Staff of fire 1 Uncommon 956
Mithril scimitar Mithril scimitar 1 Uncommon 402
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Rare 1,297
Mithril warhammer Mithril warhammer 1 Uncommon 843
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 755
Mithril mace Mithril mace 1 Uncommon 144
Mithril longsword Mithril longsword 1 Uncommon 586
Adamant scimitar Adamant scimitar 1 Rare 1,371
Adamant mace Adamant mace 1 Uncommon 627
Adamant sword Adamant sword 1 Uncommon 1,094
Adamant axe Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 724
Black spear Black spear 1 Uncommon 173
Black battleaxe Black battleaxe 1 Uncommon 528
Black 2h sword Black 2h sword 1 Uncommon 931


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Nature rune Nature rune Unknown Uncommon 256
Death rune Death rune Unknown Rare 246


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ruby ring Ruby ring 1 Rare 1,063
Amulet of magic Amulet of magic 1 Uncommon 640


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 1–1,000 Common [1] Not sold
Swamp paste Swamp paste 25–40 Common [2] 2,425–3,880
Fine cloth Fine cloth 1 Common 2,594
Flamtaer bag Flamtaer bag 1 Common Not sold
Willow logs Willow logs Unknown Uncommon 12
Yew logs Yew logs Unknown Rare 270
Clue scroll (medium) Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare Not sold
Flamtaer hammer Flamtaer hammer 1 Rare 7,904
  1. May be received in addition to any of the other rewards
  2. May be received from the bottom of the chest after the initial reward of treasure and/or coins