Black key red
Black key red
Release date 18 October 2004 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? No
Equipable? No
Stackable? No
High Alch 54 coins
Low Alch 36 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Weight 0 kg
A black key with a blood-red painted eyelet.

Black key red 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. 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 red lock. This type of key can only be used to open up to black black doors.

Possible rewardsEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel plateskirt Steel plateskirt 1 Uncommon 415
Black chainbody Black chainbody 1 Uncommon 1,857
Black kiteshield Black kiteshield 1 Uncommon 977
Black sq shield Black sq shield 1 Uncommon 480
Black platelegs Black platelegs 1 Uncommon 1,559
Black plateskirt Black plateskirt 1 Uncommon 2,142
Black full helm Black full helm 1 Common 717
Mithril kiteshield Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,182
Mithril sq shield Mithril sq shield 1 Uncommon 800
Mithril full helm Mithril full helm 1 Uncommon 799
Mithril platelegs Mithril platelegs 1 Rare 1,476
Mithril plateskirt Mithril plateskirt 1 Rare 1,465
Mithril chainbody Mithril chainbody 1 Uncommon 986
Adamant med helm Adamant med helm 1 Rare 971


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff of air Staff of air 1 Uncommon 1,707
Staff of water Staff of water 1 Uncommon 2,043
Staff of earth Staff of earth 1 Uncommon 1,143
Staff of fire Staff of fire 1 Uncommon 1,042
Mithril scimitar Mithril scimitar 1 Uncommon 434
Mithril 2h sword Mithril 2h sword 1 Rare 1,327
Mithril warhammer Mithril warhammer 1 Uncommon 782
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 806
Mithril mace Mithril mace 1 Uncommon 161
Mithril longsword Mithril longsword 1 Uncommon 576
Adamant scimitar Adamant scimitar 1 Rare 1,556
Adamant mace Adamant mace 1 Uncommon 645
Adamant sword Adamant sword 1 Uncommon 1,095
Adamant axe Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 1,037
Black spear Black spear 1 Uncommon 1,134
Black battleaxe Black battleaxe 1 Uncommon 557
Black 2h sword Black 2h sword 1 Uncommon 953


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Nature rune Nature rune Unknown Uncommon 217
Death rune Death rune Unknown Rare 220


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ruby ring Ruby ring 1 Rare 1,091
Amulet of magic Amulet of magic 1 Uncommon 696


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000 Coins 1–1,000 Common [1] Not sold
Swamp paste Swamp paste 25–40 Common [2] 2,675–4,280
Fine cloth Fine cloth 1 Common 2,606
Flamtaer bag Flamtaer bag 1 Common Not sold
Willow logs Willow logs Unknown Uncommon 11
Yew logs Yew logs Unknown Rare 296
Clue scroll (medium) Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare Not sold
Flamtaer hammer Flamtaer hammer 1 Rare 6,069
  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