Highwaymen are criminals that assault young adventurers under orders of Dirk Turnip, their leader. They used to be led by Robin, but his crazy ways made them leave. As the highwayman Jeremy Louis “The Lesser of Two Evils” Shawaver suggests, however, Dirk is not much better than Robin. Highwaymen will attack players up to level 10 and may prove a challenge to new players who are just passing by. They always will attack while saying "Stand and deliver!".
They are not aggressive to players who have a combat level of 33 or above, and can be deadly to new players trying to get to Falador.
Highwaymen appear to wield some type of steel sword with a hilt made out of what resembles elemental metal. They wear black capes and highwayman masks. Despite the fact that they wear highwaymen masks, players cannot obtain a highwayman mask as a drop.
Killing the highwayman south of Falador is a Falador area achievement, while delivering a banana pizza to any highwayman is a miscellaneous achievement.
- Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
- These items are dropped alongside main drops.
If you kill a highwayman that has not been updated, it will only drop bones and a black cape.
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 16 October 2017 (Update):
- The stats of the highwayman near the makeover-mage have been updated to match his pre-Mega May incarnation.
- patch 8 March 2011 (Update):
- Loot from this enemy now appears after they have fully died.
- patch 6 May 2009 (Update):
- All of these enemies to the south-east of Falador should count toward the Falador Achievement Diary (Stand and Deliver).
- "Stand and Deliver!" is a reference to a phrase most often used in the 17th century where highwaymen would use the phrase while robbing travellers, which meant to stand still and hand over their money and valuables.