Ceremonial sword (historical)
Members who were new to the activity could talk to Egil to get two chances to practise with bronze ingots. After these practice ingots, they had to use the appropriate ores on the nearby furnace and withdraw Grade IV ingots. When players had Grade IV ingots in inventory, they could get a plan from Egil if they have a high enough Smithing level to make a sword of that type (e.g., an iron sword design for an iron ingot, with level 70 Smithing).
Experience awarded for ceremonial swords would be granted based on performance. A 20% experience bonus was awarded for a perfect score. A warning message was displayed when handing in ceremonial swords that would award 0 XP.
Types of ceremonial swords[edit | edit source]
|Design||level||Design I||Design II||Design III||Design IV||Design V|
|Iron sword design||70||I||II||III||IV||V|
|Steel sword design||75||I||II||III||IV||V|
|Mithril sword design||80||I||II||III||IV||V|
|Adamant sword design||85||I||II||III||IV||V|
|Rune sword design||90||I||II||III||IV||V|
The following table shows the level requirement for each metal type and the number of ores needed per sword, as well as a comparison to the XP players would have gained Smithing and smelting the same number of ores using conventional methods (i.e., outside the workshop). Even at higher Smithing levels, 100% performance is not usual. However, for metals other than iron, 100% performance was not necessary to exceed the experience players would have gotten outside the workshop.
|Iron ingot IV||70||75 iron ore||3242||-9.46||2812.5||-10.91||100%|
|Steel ingot IV||75||40 iron ore
|Mithril ingot IV||80||30 mithril ore
|Adamant ingot IV||85||25 adamantite ore
|Rune ingot IV||90||18 Runite ore
Daily challenges[edit | edit source]
Ceremonial swords were the highest level smithing challenges in the daily Challenge System. This table shows the challenges that could be assigned, along with the resources required if no swords were broken:
|Total cost of materials|
|Iron||16||1200 iron ore||490,800|
|Steel||16||640 iron ore
|Mithril||12||360 mithril ore
|Adamant||9||225 adamantite ore
|Rune||6||108 runite ore
Distraction and Diversion[edit | edit source]
While working on a Ceremonial sword, there was a high chance that a burst pipe will appear immediately after completing a sword order.
While working in another part of the workshop, Aksel could randomly appear. When he did so, players could talk to him to offer their help to make a special order bronze ceremonial sword. The ingot for the special order was provided for free at the ceremonial sword anvil. Talking to Aksel at any other time would not provide the player with an opportunity to make a sword.
In addition to the experience granted, if players scored 90% or better, Aksel rewarded them with a cut diamond. Players could also earn the one-time experience rewards at 90% or 100% performance with these swords.
The only ceremonial swords which free players could make were the bronze swords for this distraction.