|Release date||14 March 2005 (Update)|
|Location(s)||Lumbridge Swamp, near the entrance to the Lumbridge Swamp Caves|
|Examine||He has an odd smell about him.|
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The Candle seller was a non-player character that players found near the entrance to Lumbridge Swamp Caves. He sold candles at the fairly extortionate price of 1000 coins each. Since players need a light source to enter the caves, they may have been greatly tempted to pay the price if they do not have a light source with them.
However, using an open flame (such as a candle) as a light source in the caves is extremely dangerous, since the caves are full of highly flammable swamp gas. The resulting explosion can do serious damage to players' life points, even quite high-level players. Nevertheless, the candle seller's strategy was to provide items for sale where players perceive they need them, and to sell them at high prices.
His only weakness was that he is prone to explaining how to make lanterns, which could have easily put him out of business. The candle seller, obviously, never left his position near the entrance to the Lumbridge Swamp Caves.