Court summons

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The interface of a Court summons.

A court summons is an item required to take part in the Court Cases Distraction and Diversion. Completion of the King's Ransom quest is required to obtain a court summons. Players can only have one court summons at a time.

Reading the court summons, the player is informed which case has been assigned to them. Players seeking a specific court summons can destroy unwanted summons, allowing for another summons to be obtained. This can be useful for players looking for specific rewards, although it may be faster to complete the case, ensuring the case will not appear again.

Acquiring[edit | edit source]

Court summons can be obtained through a variety of means:

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Aberrant spectre72; 78 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Abyssal demon98 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Abyssal demon (elite)107 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Acheron mammoth135 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Adamant dragon116 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Al Kharid warrior0; 25 Thieving-icon.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Armoured zombie42; 46; 84; 86; 91 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp)0; 53 Thieving-icon.png1RareP2P icon.png
Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp)54 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Bandit (Pollnivneach)53 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Black dragon100 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
CasketN/A Reward15/128P2P icon.png
Chaos Elemental P2PNot available Multicombat.png1Very rareN/A
Chaos dwogre92; 98 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Dark beast105 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Dark beast (elite)114 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Desert strykewyrm103 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Dust devil85 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Dust devil (elite)95 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Exiled kalphite marauder98; 107 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Fire giant85 Multicombat.png1Very rareF2P icon.png
Frost dragon112 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Ganodermic beast112 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Ghostly warrior61 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Gnome (monster)75 Thieving-icon.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Gnome child75 Thieving-icon.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Gnome woman0; 75 Thieving-icon.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Gorak74; 95 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Green dragon63 Multicombat.png1Very rareF2P icon.png
Hero0; 80 Thieving-icon.png1RareP2P icon.png
Hill giant44 Multicombat.png1RareF2P icon.png
Ice strykewyrm106 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Iron dragon98 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Jungle strykewyrm93 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Kalphite Guardian72 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
King Black Dragon276 Multicombat.png1RareF2P icon.png
Knight of Ardougne53 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Lesser demon70 Multicombat.png1RareF2P icon.png
Lesser demon (Demon Flash Mobs)109 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Living rock striker92 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Magical chestN/A Reward1VariesP2P icon.png
Mature grotworm98 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Moss giant28; 51; 61 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Mountain troll75 Multicombat.png1RareF2P icon.png
Nechryael96 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Nechryael (elite)106 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Nex1001 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Ork statue71 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Paladin0; 70 Thieving-icon.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Paladin49 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Reward casket (elite)Elite Reward casket (elite)1CommonP2P icon.png
Reward casket (hard)Hard Reward casket (hard)1CommonP2P icon.png
Rock (monster)88 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Rock lobster100 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Rockslug42; 49 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Rune dragon127 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Scabaras lancer77 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Sir Carl81 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Sir Harry81 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Sir Jerro81 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Steel dragon100 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.png
Tormented demon119 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Trader90 Thieving-icon.png1RareP2P icon.png
Treasure TrailsN/A Treasure Trails1CommonN/A
Troll general91 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Turoth64; 66; 68; 69; 71 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Warped tortoise72 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Waterfiend102; 107 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png
Waterfiend (elite)111 Multicombat.png1Very rareP2P icon.png

Pickpocketing[edit | edit source]

The following table outlines suggested monsters that can reward a court summons when pickpocketed. This is not an exhaustive list.
Name Thieving Level Location
Al Kharid warrior 25 Al Kharid palace
Warrior Woman 25 Ardougne, Varrock Castle
Knight of Ardougne 55 Ardougne market, Ardougne Castle
Paladin 70 Ardougne market, Ardougne Castle
Gnome 75 Tree Gnome Stronghold, Tree Gnome Village, Battlefield
Hero 80 Ardougne market
Dwarf trader 90 Trade Octagon

Strategies[edit | edit source]

  • Caskets — Purchasable from the Grand Exchange, this is potentially the quickest method of obtaining a court summons. However, each casket will cost the player 800 coins.
  • Dwarven instinct aura — For players with a total level of 1401 or greater, magical chests have a chance to award court summons; up to 7 chests can be opened in an hour.
  • Hill giants — Can be killed quickly by players with medium level combat skills. They drop court summons relatively often. Large numbers can be found within the Edgeville dungeon and resource dungeon.
  • Pickpocketing — Players with a medium Thieving level will rarely be caught pickpocketing Al Kharid warriors. It is suggested to equip a bow without arrows, or a weapon which prevents attacking, such as the Sculpting chisel to avoid entering combat against your Thieving target. Knights of Ardougne should be considered for players above level 70 Thieving.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
ninja 27 March 2017 (Update):
    • Loot beams for the lore book drops that were recently granted bad luck mitigation have been updated, in order that they clear more reliably (and generally behave like other loot beams).
  • patch 6 March 2017 (Update):
    • We have added bad luck mitigation to some lore drops so that cumulative monster kills shift the drop rate towards 100% once a certain threshold has been reached. This affects drops which have a drop rate of 1/100 (or worse). Court summons are affected by this, only if they are obtained via monster kills.
  • ninja 17 November 2014 (Update):
    • Court summon drops now have a loot beam.