Steel key red
Steel key red
Release date 18 October 2004 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? No
Equipable? No
Stackable? No
High Alch 51 coins
Low Alch 34 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Weight 0 kg
A steel key with a blood-red painted eyelet.

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

Possible rewardsEdit


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Studded chaps Studded chaps 1 Uncommon 342
Steel chainbody Steel chainbody 1 Uncommon 260
Steel kiteshield Steel kiteshield 1 Uncommon 319
Black med helm Black med helm 1 Uncommon 350
Mithril med helm Mithril med helm 1 Rare 322


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel warhammer Steel warhammer 1 Uncommon 196
Steel battleaxe Steel battleaxe 1 Uncommon 196
Black warhammer Black warhammer 1 Uncommon 410
Black scimitar Black scimitar 1 Uncommon 2,031
Black sword Black sword 1 Uncommon 188
Black longsword Black longsword 1 Uncommon 383
Black spear Black spear 1 Uncommon 723
Mithril mace Mithril mace 1 Uncommon 165
Mithril spear Mithril spear 1 Uncommon 355
Mithril sword Mithril sword 1 Uncommon 311
Adamant dagger Adamant dagger 1 Uncommon 286
Steel 2h sword Steel 2h sword 1 Rare 406


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Chaos rune Chaos rune Unknown Uncommon 98
Nature rune Nature rune 26 Rare 5,278


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Emerald ring Emerald ring 1 Rare 714
Amulet of strength Amulet of strength 1 Rare 1,293


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 1–700 Common [1] Not sold
Swamp paste Swamp paste 15–30 Common [2] 1,590–3,180
Flamtaer bag Flamtaer bag 1 Uncommon Not sold
Willow logs Willow logs 5; 10 Uncommon 60–120
Fine cloth Fine cloth 1 Rare 2,250
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1–3 Rare 2,081–6,243
Clue scroll (medium) Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare Not sold
  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