Keepsake key

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The keepsake key (previously Dragon keepsake key) is a consumable virtual currency purchased from Solomon's General Store that converts a wearable item into a cosmetic override. In other words, the player appears to be wearing that equipment no matter what they are wearing, and the appearance conveys no bonuses or benefits whatsoever.[1] The cost per keepsake is reduced significantly when purchasing the 3 or 6 pack. Prior to an update on 6 March 2017 keepsake keys were items. Keepsake keys are now virtual currency displayed in the Customisation interface in the upper right corner.

Upon logging back into the game from purchasing a key from Solomon's General Store, players will receive a chat message: You now have 1 Keepsake Key.

Most unlent items equippable in the head, cape, neck, body, legs, gloves, main hand, off-hand, or boots slots can be used with the key as long as the player has the requirements to wear them.

To keepsake an item, click on "Open Customisations", go to the Wardrobe tab, and click on the golden "Keepsake Box" icon. Use the scrollbar on the bottom and move it all the way to the right. Drag your desired keepsake item over to "Keepsake slots" box. Your added item should now be available in the Keepsake Box selections. Click on your keepsaked item and save your look to make it appear as one of your cosmetics.

A player can also wear nothing, and the cosmetic override still shows; this does not apply to the main or off-hand slot.

Starting on 30 March 2016, six keys were added to the player's bank with a message: Thank you for your loyalty! We've added Keepsake Keys (6) to your bank as a token of our appreciation. This was because of the coming changes to the Loyalty Programme Shop and Solomon's General Store. The option to purchase keepsake keys for loyalty points was removed.

Costs[edit | edit source]

Number of Keys RuneCoins RuneCoins per key Cost Cost per key Bonds required
Members F2P Members F2P Members F2P Members F2P
1 126 140 126 140 34,765,367 38,628,185 34,765,367 38,628,185 1
3 270 300 90 100 74,497,215 82,774,683 24,832,405 27,591,561 2
6 396 440 66 73 109,262,582 121,402,869 18,210,430 20,233,811 3

Prior to 3 May 2016, single keepsake keys could be purchased for 16,800 loyalty points.

Limitations[edit | edit source]

  • Partially degraded equipment cannot be added to the keepsake box. Items such as a crystal bow or Barrows equipment can only be added in their fully restored state.
  • If players attempt to convert an item they do not have the proper level(s), quests completed, or other requirements to equip, they cannot add the item to the box. Attempting to do so returns with a message stating that the player does not have the requirements to equip the item.
  • As with all cosmetic overrides, keepsake overrides do not display in PvP areas.
  • Members items cannot be put in the keepsake boxes on free worlds. However, members items that have been placed inside the Keepsake Box while in a Members world can still be used in F2P.
  • Items can only be put into the box in safe areas such as banks (excluding Clan Citadel bank), the Crucible, and within Daemonheim. Attempting to do so outside these areas would give a message saying "You cannot use the Keepsake Key here. Please go to one of the safe zones, such as bank areas."
  • Main and off-hand slots are dependent on general equipment type, meaning equipment will be displayed over any weapon of the same combat style and wielding method (i.e. one hand or two hands). For example, a maul or halberd override such as the executioner axe could be displayed while wielding a two-handed sword, but not over a one-handed battleaxe.
  • Stored items retain none of their original effects; e.g. storing a skillcape will not allow use of the skillcape emote with the override alone. The max and completionist capes, however, will change colours appropriately when stored if the colours are changed with a second cape. Accordingly, degradable items will not degrade when stored.
  • Only one of each item can be stored in a keepsake box. Attempting to store a duplicate item will prompt a message stating this is not allowed.
  • Up to 100 items can be keepsaked simultaneously.
  • Items obtained through Treasure Hunter promotions will be keepsaked as a replica version instead. The actual item will remain in the inventory.
  • Lent items from other players cannot be added.

Un-addable items[edit | edit source]

Attempting to store any of these items will prompt the message "This item cannot be placed in the Keepsake Box."

Restoration[edit | edit source]

Players can reclaim the item that was turned into a customisation skin back to one's own inventory; however, the keepsake key remains destroyed and a new key must be acquired to make a new cosmetic override for one slot. To do this, in the 'Customisation' interface, a player would right-click the customisation and choose 'Reclaim-item'. It is not possible to reclaim any Dungeoneering equipment that has been added using a keepsake key.

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 12 October 2020 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where too many keepsake keys were being refunded when removing Completionist Capes from the Keepsake Box.
  • hotfix 9 October 2017 (Update):
    • Players with 100 filled keepsake slots can now log in consistently.
  • patch 24 July 2017 (Update):
    • A grammatical error previously seen when attempting to add a keepsake item (as a copy) to the keepsake box has been fixed.
  • patch 1 August 2016 (Update):
    • T85, T90 and a few other augmented items will no longer create a copy when keepsaked.
  • patch 18 April 2016 (Update):
    • Attempting to trade keepsake keys in Dungeoneering no longer kicks players from the floor and party.
  • patch 29 March 2016 (Update):
    • Members will receive 6 free keepsake keys in their bank when they next log in.
  • patch 4 February 2014 (Update):
    • Now, when stackable objects such as knives, darts and throwing axes are used with a Dragon Keepsake Key, only one is used rather than the entire stack.
  • patch 3 September 2013 (Update):
    • Dungeoneering capes stored in a dragon keepsake key can once again be activated at the correct Dungeoneering level.
    • Attempting to reclaim an item stored in a dragon keepsake box is once again possible with a PIN set.
  • patch 29 August 2013 (Update):
    • Players can no longer wear a max cape when they do not meet the requirements if they have it stored in a dragon keepsake key.
  • patch 13 August 2013 (Update):
    • Hats stored with the dragon keepsake key no longer clip through hair.
    • Off-hand warhammers will now override off-hand maces in a dragon keepsake box.
    • Weapons stored in a dragon keepsake box with unique projectile animations now work correctly.
    • Used tectonic armour can now be added to the dragon keepsake box.
    • The ornate katana now works correctly when in a dragon keepsake box and players are leaving combat.
    • Objects are now stored in dragon keepsake boxes more consistently.
    • The duelist and wildstalker helmets can now be reclaimed correctly when in a dragon keepsake box.
    • Drakan's medallion can now be reclaimed if placed in a dragon keepsake box.
    • All loyalty outfits can now be reclaimed when stored in a dragon keepsake box.
    • The doctor's gown and raider chainbody can now be stored in a dragon keepsake box.
  • patch 24 June 2013 (Update):
    • Players can now take a dragon keepsake key into the Crucible (and tutorial) to use the supreme weapons as customisations.
    • The toy kite can no longer be overridden with a dragon keepsake key.
  • patch 24 April 2013 (Update):
    • The stripy pirate shirt will no longer cause players to appear without arms if they are wearing the item from the dragon keepsake box.
  • patch 4 March 2013 (Update):
    • Bound Dungeoneering armour added as cosmetic overrides using the dragon keepsake box have been prevented from being removed when the player leaves a dungeon.
  • patch 18 February 2013 (Update):
    • The Dragon keepsake box no longer shows an item as activated when a player equips the same item without activating the keepsake box.
  • patch 5 February 2013 (Update):
    • The quest cape and hood no longer appear greyed out on the customisation interface when used with a Dragon keepsake key.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On 14 July 2014, the keepsake box was changed to allow 20 items of any kind, changed from 1 item per slot. On 1 September 2015, the number of keepsake slots was increased to 30. On 28 September 2015, it was increased to 50. On 6 March 2017, it was increased to 100.
  • The quest point cape, master quest cape, max cape, and completionist cape can also be stored in the keepsake key as long as the requirements are met. Using one of these items on the keepsake key gives a warning - "The requirements to wear this item may change with future updates to the game. If it is stored in the Keepsake Box and you fail to meet the requirements to equip it, you are no longer able to activate the override until you meet the requirements once again. It remains in the Keepsake Box regardless of your ability to equip it, until you choose to remove it."
  • Storing an untrimmed skill cape keeps it untrimmed upon achieving a second level 99.
  • The max cape, completionist cape, and other items that use the Skillcape Customiser can be recoloured while in the keepsake box if another of the item is owned; however, the new colours will not take effect until the item used to change the colours has been equipped or the override changed.
  • Keepsaking augmented items used to make a copy of the item without consuming it. This was changed on 1 August 2016 to prevent people from buying an item, augmenting it, keepsaking it and finally selling it back.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex Ltd. "Solomon’s General Store: Dragon Keepsake Box & Keys." 8 November 2012. RuneScape News.
  2. ^ Jagex. RuneScape's Twitter account. 21 December 2015. (Archived from the original on 17 April 2019.) RuneScape: "Hotfix: You can now store the Penguin Onesie in your keepsake box!"