Black key crimson
Black key crimson
Release date 18 October 2004 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? No
Equipable? No
Stackable? No
High Alch 55 coins
Low Alch 37 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Weight 0 kg
A black key with a crimson painted eyelet (Opens chests found in the Mort'ton catacombs).

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 397
Black chainbody Black chainbody 1 Uncommon 2,352
Black kiteshield Black kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,055
Black sq shield Black sq shield 1 Uncommon 482
Black platelegs Black platelegs 1 Uncommon 2,458
Black plateskirt Black plateskirt 1 Uncommon 2,142
Black full helm Black full helm 1 Common 792
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,078
Mithril sq shield Mithril sq shield 1 Uncommon 705
Mithril full helm Mithril full helm 1 Uncommon 811
Mithril platelegs Mithril platelegs 1 Rare 1,395
Mithril plateskirt Mithril plateskirt 1 Rare 1,344
Mithril chainbody Mithril chainbody 1 Uncommon 967
Adamant med helm Adamant med helm 1 Rare 919


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff of air Staff of air 1 Uncommon 1,697
Staff of water Staff of water 1 Uncommon 1,906
Staff of earth Staff of earth 1 Uncommon 1,164
Staff of fire Staff of fire 1 Uncommon 1,224
Mithril scimitar Mithril scimitar 1 Uncommon 426
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Rare 1,311
Mithril warhammer Mithril warhammer 1 Uncommon 766
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 785
Mithril mace Mithril mace 1 Uncommon 169
Mithril longsword Mithril longsword 1 Uncommon 560
Adamant scimitar Adamant scimitar 1 Rare 1,435
Adamant mace Adamant mace 1 Uncommon 635
Adamant sword Adamant sword 1 Uncommon 1,069
Adamant axe Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 630
Black spear Black spear 1 Uncommon 249
Black battleaxe Black battleaxe 1 Uncommon 527
Black 2h sword Black 2h sword 1 Uncommon 1,010


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Nature rune Nature rune Unknown Uncommon 254
Death rune Death rune Unknown Rare 285


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ruby ring Ruby ring 1 Rare 1,040
Amulet of magic Amulet of magic 1 Uncommon 709


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 1–1,000 Common [1] Not sold
Swamp paste Swamp paste 25–40 Common [2] 2,875–4,600
Fine cloth Fine cloth 1 Common 1,417
Flamtaer bag Flamtaer bag 1 Common Not sold
Willow logs Willow logs Unknown Uncommon 15
Yew logs Yew logs Unknown Rare 277
Clue scroll (medium) Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare Not sold
Flamtaer hammer Flamtaer hammer 1 Rare 7,214
  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