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 rewardsEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel plateskirt Steel plateskirt 1 Uncommon 421
Black chainbody Black chainbody 1 Uncommon 1,766
Black kiteshield Black kiteshield 1 Uncommon 828
Black sq shield Black sq shield 1 Uncommon 514
Black platelegs Black platelegs 1 Uncommon 2,273
Black plateskirt Black plateskirt 1 Uncommon 2,221
Black full helm Black full helm 1 Common 550
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,104
Mithril sq shield Mithril sq shield 1 Uncommon 753
Mithril full helm Mithril full helm 1 Uncommon 705
Mithril platelegs Mithril platelegs 1 Rare 1,384
Mithril plateskirt Mithril plateskirt 1 Rare 1,359
Mithril chainbody Mithril chainbody 1 Uncommon 963
Adamant med helm Adamant med helm 1 Rare 964


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff of air Staff of air 1 Uncommon 1,846
Staff of water Staff of water 1 Uncommon 1,896
Staff of earth Staff of earth 1 Uncommon 1,115
Staff of fire Staff of fire 1 Uncommon 1,111
Mithril scimitar Mithril scimitar 1 Uncommon 469
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Rare 1,334
Mithril warhammer Mithril warhammer 1 Uncommon 784
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 831
Mithril mace Mithril mace 1 Uncommon 176
Mithril longsword Mithril longsword 1 Uncommon 596
Adamant scimitar Adamant scimitar 1 Rare 1,378
Adamant mace Adamant mace 1 Uncommon 673
Adamant sword Adamant sword 1 Uncommon 1,131
Adamant axe Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 749
Black spear Black spear 1 Uncommon 374
Black battleaxe Black battleaxe 1 Uncommon 556
Black 2h sword Black 2h sword 1 Uncommon 974


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Nature rune Nature rune Unknown Uncommon 192
Death rune Death rune Unknown Rare 236


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ruby ring Ruby ring 1 Rare 1,113
Amulet of magic Amulet of magic 1 Uncommon 689


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 1–1,000 Common [1] Not sold
Swamp paste Swamp paste 25–40 Common [2] 2,450–3,920
Fine cloth Fine cloth 1 Common 1,758
Flamtaer bag Flamtaer bag 1 Common Not sold
Willow logs Willow logs Unknown Uncommon 12
Yew logs Yew logs Unknown Rare 250
Clue scroll (medium) Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare Not sold
Flamtaer hammer Flamtaer hammer 1 Rare 6,557
  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