|Release date||18 October 2004 (Update)|
|Quest item?||Shades of Mort'ton|
|High Alch||8 coins|
|Low Alch||5 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price|| 4 dose:|
|x dose(s) serum 207 as described in Herbi Flax's diary.|
Serum 207 is a temporary cure to the afflicted villagers of Mort'ton, who are otherwise incoherent. A player who has read the Diary of Herbi Flax during the quest Shades of Mort'ton, and has a Herblore level of at least 15, may produce it by adding Tarromin and Ashes to a vial of water, giving 50 herblore experience.
The potion may be used on an afflicted villager, who will temporarily become coherent and reward the player. In addition to Shade keys, the possible rewards include all the items required to make the potion, allowing the process to be repeated for an inexpensive, if slow, method of training Herblore. It may also be used on the sacred flame in the Temple of Mort'ton to produce serum 208 (see the Shades of Mort'ton minigame for more on that process). Serum 208 is required during the quest, and will give greater rewards when used on the afflicted.
Making serum 207 is a good option for training Herblore using tarromin. The only other potion that can be made with tarromin is strength potions, which give the same xp but the secondary, limpwurt root, is harder to find. To dispose of the potions afterwards, they can be used on afflicted, or withdrawn from the bank in noted form and dropped. Alternatively the vials can be emptied allowing the reuse of the vials. This is however not recommended as it takes a lot of time, and you can buy vials of water 100 at a time thanks to water-filled vial packs. The disadvantage of making serum 207 is that there is no make all option, each potion must be made manually by using ashes on tarromin potions.
|Vial of water||1|
Curing the affliction of one of the Mort'ton villagers will cause them to give you one of the following items:
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Coins Unknown Common Not sold Swamp paste Unknown Common 98 Olive oil(1) 1–4 Common 23–92 Olive oil(2) 1–4 Common 25–100 Olive oil(3) 1–4 Uncommon 40–160 Olive oil(4) 1–2 Uncommon 19–38 Logs 1–5 Common 71–355 Grimy tarromin 1–5 Common 121–605 Hammer 1 Common 54
Note that none of these items are noted.
- Serum 207 is often used as a cheap alternative to training herblore.
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