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This article is about the event. For the Treasure Hunter promotion, see Novtumber Festival.

NovtumberFest was a seasonal event, similar to the Summer Beach Party, that started on 9 October 2017 and was removed on 6 November. It took place in the Lumbridge Crater.

Logging in for the first time during the event prompted the message NovtumberFest has arrived! Pay a visit today to participate in various activities for XP and unlock unique new rewards!

Activities[edit | edit source]

Participating in the some activities was free for all players, and unlike previous events there was no cap on the amount of times a player could participate. Ironmen could participate in the event.[1]

Barrel smithing[edit | edit source]

Lukas, located at the south entrance of the crater, provided an activity where players could manufacture barrels to house the festival's beer. Taking part in the activity allowed players to receive experience in Smithing.

Carousel (m)[edit | edit source]

Players could ride a carousel in the centre of the crater to earn experience in Divination, or Invention instead if the player had unlocked the skill.

Crossbowman's Tent[edit | edit source]

Friedrich had set up three targets for players to practise their Ranged skills on. Each time that a player fired a shot at a target, they received Ranged experience. This activity did not require any combat equipment.

Gunther's carriage events[edit | edit source]

Gunther, who spawned at a different location in Gielinor every three hours, allowed players to take part in various different activities. The location for Gunther was different for each world, so switching between worlds may helped players find him quicker.

Spawn times appeared to be approximately 2:00, 5:00, 8:00, 11:00, 14:00, 17:00, 20:00, and 23:00 game time.

When Gunther spawned, a message appeared in the chatbox to give his location. For example: A cart has spawned south of Barbarian Village. From the spawn point, Gunther and his cart would travel to a location and another message would appear. For example: An event has begun south-east of Varrock.. Messages would not appear unless all game messages were enabled. His location was shown by an orange holiday event icon on the minimap.

Gunther remained at each event location for 20 minutes and visited a total of three random locations before disappearing until another spawn time. An activity type could be visited multiple times during a tour.

Map Location Activity
Gunther east of Falador location.png East of Falador Keg theft
Gunther north of Falador location.png North of Falador Wolly?
Gunther north of Lumbridge location.png North of Lumbridge Keg rolling
Gunther north of Port Sarim location.png Port Sarim Wolly?
Gunther south of Barbarian Village location.png South of Barbarian Village Keg rolling
Gunther southeast of varrock location.png South-east of Varrock Wolly?

Keg rolling[edit | edit source]

During the keg rolling activity, he asked the player to roll a keg across a patch of grass. You had to make sure to time the keg so it didn't hit any of the NPCs crossing that patch. If an NPC was hit, the activity needed to be restarted. Taking part in this activity rewarded the player with Strength experience.

Keg theft[edit | edit source]

During the keg theft activity, he asked the player to return the kegs that an ogre stole from him. This activity was played the same as the real-world children's game statues (or "red light, green light"). Players needed to walk toward the ogre and the kegs while he was not looking at them, standing still when he was. If they failed, they had to go back to the beginning of the track. Taking part in this activity rewarded the player with Thieving experience.

Wolly?[edit | edit source]

During the Wolly? activity, he will provide a hint about where Wolly? is. Finding Wolly? and returning him to Gunther will provide the player with Hunter experience. The location for Wolly? is different per player.

Hint Locations
  • South-east of Varrock lodestone, south of the farm
  • North-east of Falador lodestone (north of divination rift)
  • South of Falador's southern gate
  • South-east of Varrock lodestone, inside the farm
  • North of Falador, next to Voragos entrance
  • South-east of Falador farm, near spirit tree patch
  • East of Varrock lodestone
  • East of Falador's northern gate
  • East of Falador's southern gate
Rabbit hole

Hops gathering (m)[edit | edit source]

In hops gathering, hops emerged all around the Lumbridge Crater, which could be interacted with to yield experience in Farming and Novtumber hops. After harvesting for a while, the hops depleted and required time to regenerate before players could gather them again. Neither gathering nor turning in hops filled farming urns.

The collected hops could be given to Marta, south of the glass-blowing furnace, for extra experience in Farming.

Kegger (m)[edit | edit source]

Kegger was located near Jonas. There were patrons: dwarves, humans, and elves. These patrons emerged from three tents, waiting to be served drinks from three benches. To participate in the minigame, players had to slide drinks from the barrels in front of the benches, gaining Agility experience in the process.

Racetrack[edit | edit source]

Players could receive Constitution experience by going through the racetrack portal in the tent near Klara. The portal took players to a snowy racetrack.

To start running, players could right click the Racing Supervisor and select "start race." While racing, players could switch between lanes by using the interface or by clicking number 1, 2 and 3 on their keyboard. For the best experience, players neeeded to stay on the inside lane, only switching lanes to avoid obstacles. The inside lane gave 125% experience, compared to 100% in the middle lane and 75% on the outside lane. There were three types of obstacles:

  • Pretzel: Boosts the player's experience gain.
  • Stool: Trips players and lowers their experience gain.
  • Keg: Kicks players off the track and lowers their experience gain.

Sausage grilling[edit | edit source]

At the north entrance of the Lumbridge Crater, a dwarven cook named Jakob had set up grills that players could use to grill sausages. By taking part in the activity, players received Cooking experience. Novtumberfest sausages were received by taking part in this activity, and it did not require any materials.

Stein crafting[edit | edit source]

Players could receive Crafting experience by creating steins at the glass-blowing furnace, which did not require any materials. No items were received by taking part in this activity.

Table dancing[edit | edit source]

Prayer experience could be earned by taking part in a table dancing activity near the carousel. Following Mila and Elias' moves would give experience, while performing the other moves would not give any experience.

Wolpertinger zapping (m)[edit | edit source]

Wizard Deedit, located at the east entrance of the crater, was having trouble trying to send wolpertingers back to the spirit plane. Players could talk to him to open an interface, allowing them to slay or dismiss the wolpertingers in the wolpertinger zapping activity.

Choosing to slay a wolpertinger would grant Slayer experience for the player, while choosing to dismiss them would grant Summoning experience instead.

Distractions[edit | edit source]

Bar Crawl[edit | edit source]

At the south entrance of the crater, Johanna provides bar crawl cards to players who want to take part in the festival's bar crawl. There are two different types of cards - standard and advanced.

By taking part in the bar crawl, players can receive experience lamps. One lamp is granted for each bar completed. For completing all of the cards, an additional two lamps are provided. Although one task becomes available every day, the bar crawl tasks can be completed retroactively. Because of this, players might want to wait until all of the bars are revealed before choosing which card to complete.

Standard[edit | edit source]

The standard bar crawl was the easiest version of the activity. It was available for all players and all of the bars were accessible to anyone. Completing a task would reward a small experience lamp, while completing the full card rewarded two medium experience lamps.

Advanced P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

The advanced bar crawl was only available to members. Some of the bars in this card were locked behind quests. Completing a task rewarded a small experience lamp, while completing the full card will rewarded two large experience lamps.

Other[edit | edit source]

Players could collect Novtumberfest beer from the various tables within the crater. Drinking one granted a temporary skill boost for Strength (+2), healed the player by 50 life points and reduced the player's Attack level temporarily by 6 points.

Novtumberfest gingerbread and pretzels could be taken from the stalls in the north-eastern part of the crater, and Novtumberfest sausage could be cooked on the grills. Eating any of these healed the player by 200 life points.

Distraction and Diversion portals P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

Novtumberfest had the same Distractions and Diversions portals as previous seasonal events:

The Evil Tree portal and the Shooting Star portal were the only ones available for non-members. All other portals required being in a members world.

Happy Hour[edit | edit source]

During NovtumberFest, there were a series of "Happy Hours", where players (ironmen excluded) could gain double experience from all activities that they took part in. Happy Hours took place at 04:00, 10:00, 16:00, and 22:00 game time (UTC) each day on the following worlds:[2]

  • 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 88 (English)
  • 47, 94 (Portuguese)
  • 55, 118 (French)
  • 102, 122 (German)

The presence of a Happy Hour was indicated in the banner shown on the interface, and its beginning was announced with the message Happy Hour is starting at NovtumberFest! Gain increased XP whilst taking part in activities at the crater!

Token chances were not doubled during Happy hour.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Rewards included a number of tokens that unlock cosmetic overrides and pets. As with previous events, tokens could be bought with RuneCoins from Linus' store or could be randomly obtained while taking part in the event.

Title[edit | edit source]

A title, [Name] the Party Animal, could be earned by talking to all NPCs involved in the event and taking part in all Free-to-Play accessible activities. This included buying at least one drink on a bar crawl card, as well as helping Gunther once. You could check your progress by right-clicking Johanna.

Tokens[edit | edit source]

Reward Unlocks Runecoin.png RuneCoins G.E. price
Novtumberfest outfit token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Novtumberfest outfit tokenNovtumberfest outfit token NovtumberFest Outfit 250 11,377,034
Gingerbread necklace token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Gingerbread necklace tokenGingerbread necklace token NovtumberFest Gingerbread Necklace 100 44,207
Beer goggles token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Beer goggles tokenBeer goggles token NovtumberFest Beer Goggles 100 516,620
Pretzel shield token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Pretzel shield tokenPretzel shield token NovtumberFest Pretzel Shield 80 49,012
Stein weapon token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Stein weapon tokenStein weapon token Main-hand and off-hand stein 80 74,755
Lederhosen terrorbird mount token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Lederhosen terrorbird mount tokenLederhosen terrorbird mount token Lederhosen terrorbird mount 150 100,209
Keg companion pet token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Keg companion pet tokenKeg companion pet token Keggy 300 9,185,432
Wolpertinger companion pet token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wolpertinger companion pet tokenWolpertinger companion pet token Tinger 300 11,237,703
Party fever walk override token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Party fever walk override tokenParty fever walk override token Party Fever Walk 80 5,616,001
Carrying steins resting token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Carrying steins resting tokenCarrying steins resting token Carrying Steins Resting 80 83,697
Novtumberfest dance emotes token.png: RS3 Inventory image of Novtumberfest dance emotes tokenNovtumberfest dance emotes token NovtumberFest Dancing (includes 4 emotes: Stamp, Drop, Slap and March) 80 13,876
Total 1,600 38,298,546

Music unlocked[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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 30 October 2017 (Update):
    • Free players can now take part in table dancing at NovtumberFest for Prayer XP.
  • patch 23 October 2017 (Update):
    • The RuneMetrics interface is now visible during Kegger, Racing, Table dancing and Zapper minigames at the NovtumberFest event.
  • patch 16 October 2017 (Update):
    • The hair colour for several NovtumberFest NPCs has been fixed.
    • The NovtumberFest host Johanna no longer shouts 'Thanks!' during cart events.
    • The NovtumberFest bar crawl dialogue no longer obstructs quest dialogue.
  • hotfix 10 October 2017 (Update):
    • Players can no longer get trapped within the NovtumberFest ogre activity.
    • NovtumberFest random event messages have been added to the game spam filter.
    • All NovtumberFest activities now give charity tokens.
    • Wolly Wolpertingers no longer delete themselves when picked up.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Novtumberfest was inspired by Oktoberfest, a large beer festival held in Germany.
  • It was possible to obtain strange rocks while skilling at the festival but it was not possible to obtain skilling pets.[3]
  • It was possible for anagogic orts to drop while skilling at the festival.
  • Wolly? is a reference to the Where's Wally? children’s puzzle books, published in the U.S. as Where's Waldo?.
  • Kegger is a reference to the arcade game Tapper, right down to the gameplay.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ RuneScape Dev Q&A - Gielinorian Giving, Dimension of the Damned. 3 October 2017.
  2. ^ JagexKalaya. NovtumberFest Happy Hour times. 9 October 2017. (Archived from the original on 9 October 2017.)
  3. ^ Shaunyowns. Do any of the Novtumberfest activities give chance for skilling pets?. 9 October 2017. (Archived from the original on 5 June 2021.)