Grand Party

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The Grand Party is an event turning the Lumbridge Crater into a celebration of RuneScape's history while providing certain skilling features and weekly events.

It was released with the game update on the same day as some other 20th Anniversary celebrations, on 4 January 2021.

During the event, players are able to claim the 20th Anniversary Outfit and the 20th Anniversary cape from the Wise Old Man.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

The party is located in Lumbridge Crater which can be easily accessed by traditional means. Additionally, the holiday portal in the Tower of Voices can be entered, or the 20th anniversary invitation can be used to teleport the player to the area.

Skilling features[edit | edit source]

During the event, 10% more experience was gained when training skills in the crater. Despite the fact that Ironman see the experience bonus at their buffs, they don't actually get the bonus.

In addition to the usual bank chest found in the area, there are two anvils and forges in the south-eastern corner of the crater.

Weekly events[edit | edit source]

Each week of the event a different aspect of the game is featured (when a new week starts the events of the last one will be disabled).

Week 1: Celebration of Quests[edit | edit source]

Items required: a bucket, a ghostspeak amulet (or any method of communicating with ghosts), 3 eggs, 2 cabbages, and 1 tomato.

The first week of the event is the Celebration of Quests, featuring the following three miniquests to complete. To start the miniquests, talk to the Cook at the south-west area of the crater. He will ask you for help in baking a cake, and gives you a 20th Anniversary cake ingredients list to track the progress of obtaining the ingredients required. The ingredients are extra, extra fine flour, top quality milk, and a colossal egg.

Members receive a large prismatic lamp for each ingredient obtained. Note that ironmen do not receive lamps.

After all three miniquests are completed, return to the cook with the items, and he will give you 20th Anniversary cake, which provides a 3% experience for 5 minutes every 10 minutes. Members also receive a huge prismatic lamp.

You must have completed the quest Cook's Assistant before you can start this miniquest. Completion of The Restless Ghost is also recommended for the Ghostspeak amulet.

During this week, May appeared in the crater with her caravan, acknowledging the players in the area based on their status.

Extra, extra fine flour[edit | edit source]

  • Be sure to bring a ghostspeak amulet or other method to speak with ghosts to complete this section.
  • Talk to Millie Miller north of the crater inside the Lumbridge mill. (The mill must be empty to progress, so if you have flour at the basin, you must collect it in an empty pot to progress.)
  • Talk to Father Aereck, who has tried (and failed) to exorcise the restless ghost by adding the extra, extra fine flour.
  • Open the coffin in the south-east corner of the Lumbridge graveyard, and talk to the restless ghost who wants an extra skull as collateral in case his original skull gets taken when collecting the flour.
  • Walk south into the Lumbridge Swamp, past the mine until you see rocks that can be searched. Search the rocks.
  • Talk to Father Urhney in the shack just west of the rocks for Father Urhney's spare skull.
  • Give the skull to the ghost, and take the flour.

Top quality milk[edit | edit source]

  • Attempt to milk the prized dairy cow in the Lumbridge cow pen and finish the dialogue with Gillie Groats.
  • Talk to Yanni Salika on the east side of the crater.
  • Talk to Hans on the west side of the crater (not Hans walking around Lumbridge Castle).
  • Talk to Thok in the south-eastern corner of the crater.
  • Talk to the sandwich lady on the north side of the crater for a square sandwich.
  • Give the sandwich to Thok for a big rock.
  • Give the big rock to Hans for the red mahogany logs.
  • Give the red mahogany logs to Yanni for the top quality milk.

Colossal egg[edit | edit source]

  • Talk to Fred the Farmer, who will explain that there is a dragon with a huge egg.
  • Talk to Oziach, who can be found in the northern section of the crater.
  • Talk to Duke Horacio for equipment to help with the dragon. He will give you a frying pan.
  • Talk to the Oracle for information about a map to the dragon.
  • Talk to Eli at the Falador Farm and give him a tomato, three eggs, and two cabbages.
    • The tomato can be stolen from the vegetable stalls in the Lumbridge market, or bought from Wydin's Food Store in Port Sarim for 14 coins.
    • The eggs and cabbages can be found around the farm; there are two egg spawns and a cabbage field.
  • Travel to the Port Sarim jail and talk to the highwayman.
  • Talk to Mr Mordaut to give him the frying pan for the colossal egg.

Week 2: Celebration of Combat[edit | edit source]

At the beginning of 11 January 2021, the following effects were activated, and lasted until the end of 18 January 2021:

Furthermore, on the game update on 11 January, two Elder Overload Golems were added, that could be attacked to get a 60 minute elder overload potion buff. The buff could be obtained without the 106 Herblore level requirement. Ariane and Sir Owen could be found next to the golems.

On the game update the Anniversary Weeks Portal was also changed to teleport players to War's Retreat.

The golems, NPCs, and portal teleport destination remained until the game update on 18 January 2021.

Week 3: Celebration of Minigames[edit | edit source]

At the game update on 18 January 2021 the following boosts came into effect.

Minigame Effect
Barbarian Assault Double Attacker, Collector, Defender, and Healer Points
Brimhaven Agility Arena Double Agility Arena tickets
Cabbage Facepunch Bonanza Extra 600 daily doubled renown[a 1]
Castle Wars An extra gold and silver ticket per game
Conquest Double void knight commendations
Dominion Tower Double Dominion Factor
Fight Cauldron Double obsidian shards
Fist of Guthix Double Fist of Guthix tokens
Flash Powder Factory Double Brian points
Gnome Restaurant Double credits towards reward tokens
The Great Orb Project Double Runecrafting guild tokens
Heist Double reward points
Mage Training Arena Double Alchemist, Enchantment, Graveyard, and Telekinetic Pizazz points
Pest Control Double void knight commendations
Player-owned port 30% more port resources and trade goods[a 2]
Shattered Worlds Double shattered anima from killing monsters
Shifting Tombs Double coins and reputation[a 3] when exiting
Soul Wars Double Soul Wars Zeal
Stealing Creation Double Stealing Creation points
Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup Double trading sticks
Trouble Brewing Double pieces of eight for contributing ingredients and sabotaging[a 4]
TzHaar Fight Cave Double tokkul
TzHaar Fight Pit Double tokkul
Vinesweeper Double Vinesweeper points for having farmers dig up seeds
  1. ^ Once the regular daily bonus of 600 doubled renown is used, the following messages are seen and the daily bonus is reset:
    • [Brassica Prime]: Rejoice mortal! On this fine occasion, I, Brassica Prime, reward you with even more bonus points!
    • [Brassica Prime]: Bathe in my magnificence!
  2. ^ Port resources were advertised as doubled, but in reality the boost is only 30%.
  3. ^ Both the increase caused by this week and increases by the number of Menaphos-related quests completed act separately on base reputation, causing a maximum of triple reputation to be gained.
  4. ^ Still only at most 100 pieces of eight per game can be obtained through these methods.

Brassica Prime could be found next to the portal during this week.

Week 4: Celebration of Skilling[edit | edit source]

At the game update on 25 January 2021 the following changes came into effect.

  1. ^ Does not apply to artefact restoration.
  2. ^ Does not apply to gathering produce from the animals in the player-owned farm at Manor Farm or Anachronia Dinosaur Farm. It does however apply to mucking out animal paddocks.
  3. ^ Ironman and free-to-play players are unable to channel the rift to gain experience.

Scenery[edit | edit source]

Elvarg effigy in the center of the crater.

The statues from the 15 Year Anniversary Celebrations could be found in the area with the more recent additions of the 2016 Telos statue, 2017 Menaphos statue, 2018 Solak statue, 2019 Anachronia statue, and 2020 Archaeology statue. The central platform features an effigy of Elvarg decorated with banners of Gielinor's cities and towns.[1]

The Anniversary Weeks Portal was located in the north-western corner of the crater.

Other pieces of decorations and scenery such as tents, tables, and chairs could also be found in the area.

Personalities and monsters[edit | edit source]

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Celebration of Quests references Cook's Assistant, RuneScape's first quest ever released; and the miniquests reference other quests, including Restless Ghost, One Small Favour, and Dragon Slayer.
  • The frying pan during the miniquest is referred to as a "trusty frying pan", and its left click option is to hold it over your head, which triggers some dialogue. This is a reference to the Pokémon series, where Brock used his "trusty frying pan" to protect himself in the rain.
  • The sandwich lady's dialogue references previous quests, such as the notoriously difficult Mourning's Ends Part II light puzzle, the ending of Salt in the Wound, and the puzzles of the Elemental Workshop quest series.
  • The Oracle's riddle clue for cabbages references the original RuneScape Classic profanity filter, which replaced disallowed words with "cabbage."
  • Shortly after the event's release, occasionally the following news message would be broadcast: Game announcement.png News: Something fun is about to happen in the Grand Party celebrations at Lumbridge crater in the next 5 minutes. This was an unintended broadcast and it was patched on the release day.[2]
  • Sir Owen appears during the Celebration of Combat without any corruption, even for players who have complete Death of Chivalry. This is not acknowledged in any dialogue with Sir Owen.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 1 February 2021 (Update):
    • The Grand Party has ended. Thanks for coming along!
  • patch 25 January 2021 (Update):
    • The 20th anniversary invitation is no longer given to players on Tutorial Island.
    • Players doing the Dragon Slayer portion of the Grand Party miniquests can now reclaim the Frying pan (20th Anniversary) from Duke Horacio if they've destroyed it.
  • update 25 January 2021 (Update):
    • Minigame week ends and Skilling week begins.
      • Throughout the week, you'll get 50% increased XP in all gathering skills - those being Archaeology (not restorations, but 50% increased precision), Divination, Farming (no boost to Player Owned Farms' Animals), Fishing, Mining, Hunting, and Woodcutting.
        • Ironman Mode players will not receive these buffs.
    • The crater has been updated.
      • Gilly Willikers and Brassica Prime have been removed.
      • The Anniversary Weeks Portal has been changed into an Energy rift (20th Anniversary) by Aubury, who was also added nearby.
  • update 18 January 2021 (Update):
    • Combat week ends and Minigame week begins.
      • Various minigames receive buffs to currency rewards.
      • Thaler is doubled for the minigames that give thaler.
    • Anniversary Weeks Portal is changed to teleport players to the locations on the Games necklace.
    • Gilly Willikers added to the crater, and will give players a clue scroll based on their total level.
    • Brassica Prime added to the crater.
    • Ariane, Sir Owen, and Elder Overload Golems removed from crater.
  • hotfix 18 January 2021 (Update):
    • Ironmen no longer benefit from the 20th Anniversary Event's increased Slayer XP buff or Elder Overload Golems.
  • hidden 11 January 2021:
    • With the game update: The Grand Party weekly bonuses are shown in the Events interface.
  • update 11 January 2021 (Update):
    • Elder Overload Golems are introduced with Ariane and Sir Owen.
    • Anniversary Weeks Portal is changed to teleport players to War's Retreat.
    • May removed from the crater.
  • hidden 11 January 2021:
    • At the beginning of the day: Some of the Celebration of Combat bonuses are active.
  • update 4 January 2021 (Update):
    • Added to game with Celebration of Quests.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Sel's Twitter account. 4 January 2021. (Archived from the original on 5 January 2021.) Mod Sel: "I had the pleasure of making the Elvarg effigy in the middle of the crater, really happy I got to contribute to such a big celebration."
  2. ^ Mod Hooli. Am I crazy or is the 20th Runescape Anniversary event super underwhelming?. Reddit. 05 January 2020. (Archived from the original on 24 May 2021.) Mod Hooli: "That was an unintended broadcast that we hotfixed out yesterday. Sorry for the confusion!"