|Release date||9 June 2009 (Update)|
|Location(s)||All across Gielinor|
|Examine||• He's playing a mandolin.
• He's playing a doumbek.
• She's playing a violin.
• He plays charming music.
• She plays charming music.
• Fiddle de dee!
• What restful music!
• It looks like the original musician died a long time ago.
• She's beautiful.
• She bangs the drums.
• She plays music which synchronizes perfectly with the swings of pickaxes.
• He doesn't appreciate people marching through his district.
• She'll play the lute for a beer.
• He welcomes the waves.
• He only plays 'Wonder Gate'.
• He's better than Prince Brand.
• He looks lovelorn.
• A snake charmer.
• Chronicler and regaler of your piratical exploits.
• His music is beautiful.
• Her music is beautiful.
• She plays pipes.
• A call to arms for warriors past.
• You've heard better lute-playing.
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An elf plays aback the Isafdarian landscape.
Musicians (also known as bards) are NPCs who can be found in several different locations across Gielinor. They are marked on the minimap with
When listening to a musician, run energy restore rate is increased to 4 energy per second and life points are restored at 3 times the normal rate. In addition, if the player has completed One Piercing Note quest and wears the full set of Citharede robes, Prayer points will also be restored. This can be combined with prayers such as Rapid Heal to restore life points faster.
Accordion players - Norse Code
Drunken musician - Harmony
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- patch 10 August 2015 (Update):
- The drum being used by a drummer near the Khazari jungle.
- patch 26 August 2014 (Update):
- Players will no longer slide if they click 'Listen-to Musician' from a distance.
- patch 5 February 2013 (Update):
- Musicians no longer mention disease.
- patch 2 October 2012 (Update):
- The Grand Exchange musician's 'Listen-to' and 'Talk-to' options are no longer the wrong way round.
- patch 19 September 2012 (Update):
- "Rest" is now the left-click option on Musicians. This now will also work from a short distance away instead of walking the player up to the musician.
- patch 9 August 2011 (Update):
- Musicians no longer talk about the run button being on the options interface.
- patch 6 October 2010 (Update):
- Stopped musicians from appearing inside walls on the minimap.
- patch 16 June 2009 (Update):
- A rest NPC was confused about its gender in their examine info.
One of the many musicians around Gielinor.
- The musicians tell that the information about the curative effects of music was given to them by "a travelling medical practitioner, selling oil extracted from snakes." This is a reference to a "snake oil salesman," an expression for one who deceives the public by selling false cures. The musician, when asked, expresses clearly that music is not a true cure all, and cannot aid with such ailments as "[p]oison, lack of faith, and dismembered limbs."
- The musicians tell that their music cannot cure "a lack of faith", but with the release of the One Piercing Note quest, it is possible to restore prayer while listening to one.
- The Elf musician could possibly be a reference to Saria of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, as she bears a resemblence and is playing an ocarina. She is also sitting on a tree stump, just like the aforementioned character.
- The examine texts for the musician near the Tai Bwo Wannai general store and the one next to Shilo Village may be an allusion to the Stone Roses song, called She Bangs The Drums.
- The musician south of the Asgarnia Monastery appears to be wearing a similar costume to the lead minstrel in the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
- The Drunken musician near the Forgotten Cemetery in the Wilderness plays a slightly different adaption of Harmony compared to the other lute players. If you listen carefully, he plays a few wrong chords, and near the end of the song, speeds up the tempo erratically.