2007 Hallowe'en event

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The 2007 Hallowe'en event was a holiday event that took place from 22 October 2007 to 5 November 2007. The Grim Reaper's servant just recently passed away, and now he is looking for a temporary replacement to make sure that his terrifying Mansion of Death is in good order to receive his new servant. During the event, players were given three tasks by the Grim Reaper to help clean up around the Mansion of Death.

A player could start this event at the black Player-owned house portal south of Falador, near the elemental wizards and Malignius Mortifer. See the holiday event icon Holidayevent old.png on the world map and minimap. When players went near the portal, the screen became darker. There was no need for items or food throughout the event and although it was possible to die instantly, there was no loss of items.

Location on the world map.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

The Grim Reaper's house portal.
The Grim Reaper killing a player

If a player left during any task, they would be forced to restart that task. When restarting the player would appear just outside the Dark portal.

Players entered the Dark portal to start. They then talked to the Grim Reaper sitting on the east side of the entry room. If players tried to go through the doorway into the house without first talking, they were instantly electrocuted, losing all of their hitpoints. Many players tried to use the prayer "protection from mage", but it was useless and the only way they could enter was by first talking to the grim reaper. However, they did not lose any items and would reappear outside of the portal entrance (Grim Reaper: "You may be able to wander around other people's houses, but I shall not allow it").

After talking to the Grim Reaper and accepting to help him, players were allowed to pass through the doorway (Message: "You safely pass through the gargoyles' judgement." and Gargoyle: "We're watching you...").

Players could interact with the Grim Reaper's pet Muncher in the main room. Only one emote will lead to success to the second task, one is nothing, the remaining one causes 'sudden death' and restarting. Players can try out all three emotes at this stage.

Item Examine text
Dark portal Do I really want to go through there?
Skeletal portrait Maybe that's his mum?
Zombie portrait One of death's buddies, perhaps? Or maybe his Mrs Reaper? Oh dear.
Torch They seem to extinguish when people walk near.
Doorway A doorway flanked by stone gargoyles.
Gargoyle (Left) Looks like a cheeky chappy.
Gargoyle (Right) Did he just move?
Grim Reaper I wish I could tell where he was looking
Staircase Going up?
Muncher Only the Grim Reaper would have a pet like this.

Garden of Deathly Shadows[edit | edit source]

If players tried going into the west room, they would activate the electric trap, killing them instantly and taking them back to the portal (Message: You fail to pass through the gargoyles' judgement). Going up the stairs was also not allowed (Grim Reaper: Don't go gallivanting around my house. Come and see me if you're not sure what to do).

A player successfully climbs through a spider web.

In the garden, players were asked to retrieve the skull of the Grim Reaper's old servant to prevent the new one of ever knowing what happened to him. Players had to navigate back and forth through the maze by going through spider webs. Players were only allowed through certain webs, which was different for everybody. The way back out of the garden was also different from the way in. When leaving the garden, the gargoyles took the skull from the player and the Grim Reaper directed them to the west room lounge. The skull has a different examine text in player's inventory than when on the ground.

Image Item Examine text
Spider web.png Spider web Now, it's no common house spider that spun that.
Bleak tree.png Bleak tree Seems choked by all those webs.
Foul tree.png Foul tree An undead tree? Surely not.
Sullen tree.png Sullen tree In dire need of a tree surgeon.
Wretched tree.png Wretched tree I wouldn't expect anything less from Grim's garden.
Skull in garden.png Skull on ground This must be the Grim Reaper's previous servant's skull.
Servant's skull.png Servant's skull What possesses me to carry these things around?

Lounge of the Reaper of Souls[edit | edit source]

map of 1st floor

In the lounge, players are asked to find certain personal possessions for Grim and put them in their proper spots. First search the table to get the grim reaper's diary in the inventory, then read the diary to find out where everything goes. You find a diary on the table. This should give some clues as to where items within the room should go. Trying to get another copy of diary: You already have a copy of the diary, you don't need to take another. When task is done: There's no need to search the table any more.

Once players gather these items, they must put them back in their proper locations. In the diary, the items and where they should be are coloured in red.

Below are the list of items players have to find:

Image Item Found Destination Found text Examine text Return text Examine text
Last will and testament.png Last will and testament Chest Sofa You found someone's Last Will and Testament. Someone's Last Will and Testament. You recall the entry in the diary, '...Shall have to sit on that for a while...' and place the will under the cushions. The Last Will and Testament is still under the cushions.
Grim's robe.png Grim's robes Cabinet Fireplace You found the Grim Reaper's robes. Some of the Grim Reaper's garb. '...decided to throw them in the fireplace...' The Grim Reaper's robes are burning well in the fireplace.
Hourglass Hourglass Shelf Fishtank You found an hourglass. No matter how I turn it, the sand doesn't seem to move. '...hourglass today so have added that to the fishtank...' The hourglass is still in the fishtank.
Human eye.png Eyeball Sofa Shelf You found someone's eye. That's gross. Why am I carrying it around? '...I put the eye back on the shelf...' The eye is still on the shelf
Scythe sharpener.png Scythe sharpener Bookcase Cabinet You found a scythe sharpener. Used to sharpen the blade of a scythe. '...put the sharpener back in the cabinet...'
'Voice of Doom' potion.png 'voice of doom' potion Fireplace Bookcase You found a 'Voice of Doom' potion. A 'Voice of Doom' potion, used to deepen your voice. '...I found my old 'Voice of Doom' potion amongst some books...'
Human bones.png Human bones Fishtank Chest You found some bones. They look decidedly human. A tasty treat for Muncher. '...decided to lock them up in the chest...'
Fish in eyes 1
Fish in eyes 2

Searching the fishtank has 2 options:

  • Towards the right - obtain human bones
  • Towards the left - animation of fish jumping out of tank into player's eyes - Arrghhh! My eyes!

Searching the sofa has 2 options:

  • Under the cushions - obtain eyeball
  • Under the sofa - ghostly hand reaches out under the sofa - That wasn't such a good idea.

Trying to leave the house before finishing this task will give the message: Any items you were carrying from the house have been removed.

Image Item Examine text
Table.png Table I wonder if Grim ever uses this to dine on?
Chair The civilised way to rest your legs.
Cabinet (2007 Hallowe'en event).png Cabinets The perfect place to store...stuff.
Sofa.png Sofa Looks surprisingly comfy.
Fireplace.png Fireplace What's the deal with all the blue fire in this house?
Bookcases.png Bookcase Strange contraptions that houses paper things.
Fishtank.png Fishtank Here, fishy, fishy, fishy!
Grimchest.png Grim chest I wonder what the Reaper would hide away.
Shelves.png Shelves Keeps things off the floor. Surprise, surprise.

Playground of Solitude and Lost Toys[edit | edit source]

The Playground of Solitude!
A map of the Playground of Solitude and Lost Toys.

After finishing the lounge task, the Grim Reaper will tell you to proceed up the stairs. The go through the doorway to the south-east. In the playground players are asked to check if his traps are in order. Players must:

  • slide-down on a slide,
  • step-on 4 springboards to get thrown across dark holes,
  • swim through acid and exit on ramp and
  • navigate an area with hidden pitfall traps.

They will have to do this area twice. Although it is unknown, when done in the German server this course has been finished with only one journey around.

Players should be extremely careful when navigating around the hidden traps near the end of the maze, as if they step on a trapdoor (You accidentally trigger a trap.) they will have to start the entire course over again. If players look closely on the ground in the trapdoor room, they can see some perforated lines. (Grim Reaper: Look closely and you should see the joins of the doors on the ground.) These lines are traps so players should avoid them at all costs!

Another way to pass the trapdoors is to run, making the shortest and fastest route from the entrance of that section to the doorway.

If a player tries to go backwards on the springboard, the Grim Reaper will say: There is no going back, mortal.

Image Item Examine text
Slide Oh so much fun. Wheeeeeee!
Springboard Looks like the only way across that strange abyss.
Slime pool.gif
Ramp (exit) A ramp leading into some strange goo.
Ramp (enter) The way into the…gooey…stuff.
Pitfall trap.gif
Pitfall I’m guessing stepping on that would be a bad idea.

Reward[edit | edit source]

After completing this event players will receive:

Music[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This was the first event that could kill players (safely), as well as the 2009 Hallowe'en event. A player could be killed either by blowing a raspberry at Muncher, the skeleton dog, or refusing the task given by the Grim Reaper.
  • Players could not re-enter the area after completing it. You've no need to return to the Grim Reaper's house.
  • Walking near any of the torches will cause it to go out for a few seconds.
  • There was a glitch that allowed you to walk on the goo swimming pool.
  • If you had the light set to low, you couldn't see the trapdoors at the end of the obstacle course.
  • The Garden "Deathly shadows" sounds like Deathly Hallows from the Harry Potter series.
  • The agility course from this event can be seen with an Orb of Oculus from the very far east of the scarab room at Uzer Mastaba.

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