Oubliette

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An Oubliette is a room designed to be built below the throne room (to work with the Throne Room traps) in a player-owned house. It can be built at level 65 Construction with 150,000 coins.

There are 6 hotspots available:

  • Floor - Attacks/injures anyone unfortunate enough to have fallen in the cage through the throne room or via a teleport trap from the dungeon.
  • Prison - Prevents escape from the trap, allowing more damage to be inflicted. Players must pick or force the lock. If you remove your cage, you will lose the cage and anything inside it.
  • Guard - Attacks any players during PvP (player-versus-player) or challenge mode.
  • Ladder - Allows access to the throne room if it is there.
  • Decoration - Ornamentation.
  • Lighting - Ornamentation.

Floor[edit | edit source]

The centre floor is where players dropping from a throne room above fall onto.

Item Image Level Materials Experience Cost
Spikes Spikes (player-owned house) icon.png 65 20 Steel bars, 50,000 coins 623 68,300
Tentacle pool Tentacle pool icon.png 71 20 Buckets of water, 100,000 coins 326 102,320
Flame pit Flame pit icon.png 77 20 Tinderboxes, 125,000 coins 357 131,560
Rocnar Rocnar icon.png 83 150,000 coins 387 150,000

Players can build the Rocnar, flame pit, and spikes without a cage. However, it is impossible to remove/upgrade the cage without also removing its contents. The tentacle pool still needs a cage to be added. It is not possible to voluntarily step into a cage, and therefore the tentacle pool is unsuited for players who desire to use the oubliette as a way to kill themselves quickly (restoring all stats).

Prison[edit | edit source]

To hold players dropping from a throne room above. Players have to pick the lock (using Thieving) of the gate, or force the lock (using Strength) of the gate, to get out. The stronger the cage, the harder it will be for players to escape. If a player tries to enter the cage voluntarily (for example by attempting to pick the lock from the outside) the game will stop them.

Item Image Level Materials Experience Cost
Oak cage Oak cage icon.png 65 10 Oak planks, 2 steel bars 640 7,450
Oak and steel cage Oak and steel cage icon.png 70 10 Oak planks, 10 steel bars 800 14,770
Steel cage Steel cage icon.png 75 20 Steel bars 400 18,300
Spiked cage Spiked cage icon.png 80 25 Steel bars 500 22,875
Bone cage Bone cage icon.png 85 10 Oak planks, 10 bones 603 11,950

Guard (1)[edit | edit source]

The tea boosts can be used when creating guards, but the crystal saw cannot.

Name Image Level Cost Experience Combat level
Skeleton guard Skeleton guard icon.png 70 50,000 Coins 223 100
Guard dog Guard dog (player-owned house) icon.png 74 75,000 Coins 273 110
Hobgoblin Hobgoblin (player-owned house) icon.png 78 100,000 Coins 316 120
Baby red dragon Baby red dragon icon.png 82 150,000 Coins 387 100
Huge spider Huge spider icon.png 86 200,000 Coins 447 144
Troll Troll guard icon.png 90 1,000,000 Coins 1000 140
Hellhound Hellhound (player-owned house) icon.png 94 5,000,000 Coins 2236 120

Ladder[edit | edit source]

Ladder back up to throne room above (if present).

When challenge mode is turned on (using the lever in the throne room) then only the house owner can go up the ladder.

Item Image Level Materials Experience Cost
Oak ladder Oak ladder icon.png 68 5 Oak planks 300 2,810
Teak ladder Teak ladder icon.png 78 5 Teak planks 450 3,475
Mahogany ladder Mahogany ladder icon.png 88 5 Mahogany planks 700 11,715

Decoration[edit | edit source]

Item Image Level Materials Experience Cost
Decorative blood Decorative blood icon.png 72 4 Bottles of red dye 4 18,212
Decorative pipe Decorative pipe icon.png 83 6 Steel bars 120 5,490
Hanging skeleton Hanging skeleton icon.png 94 2 Skulls, 6 bones 3 3,798

Lighting[edit | edit source]

Item Image Level Materials Experience Cost
White candle Candles icon.png 72 4 Oak planks, 4 lit white candles 243 7,012
Torch Torches icon.png 84 4 Oak planks, 4 lit torches 244 2,328
Skull Torch Skull torches icon.png 94 4 Oak planks, 4 lit torches, 4 skulls 246 2,328

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 7 September 2010 (Update):
    • Render error with POH oubliette furniture.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It is possible to kill the tentacles in the tentacle pool with the help of a summoning familiar, the tentacles will drop bones on death.
  • One of the traps players can add is called a "Rocnar", which when spelt backwards becomes "rancor". This was a monster in Jabba the Hutt's oubliette from Star Wars episode 6, which tried to kill the protagonist Luke Skywalker.
  • The hanging skeleton requires two skulls to build, although there are four hanging skeletons in the room.
  • When you rest in the flame pit, the recurring damage doesn't interrupt your resting. However, elsewhere in RuneScape if you were to take damage while resting, your resting would be interrupted.