Solomon's General Store

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Solomon's General Store is a microtransaction store released on 17 July 2012. The store is run by a genie known as Solomon Madini.

Solomon's General Store was updated on 3 September 2013 following the merge with the Members Loyalty Programme, allowing certain items from both stores to be purchased with each others' currency.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Inside of the store

Solomon's General Store sells a variety of unique personalisations and items that is applied to the player avatar in the form of a cosmetic override, or otherwise enhances gameplay in many different ways. Most transactions in the store are done with RuneCoins, which can be purchased with real world money, or redeemed with Bonds. Since the merge of the Members Loyalty Programme, a handful of merchandise were given the option to be purchased using Loyalty points. However, items that were once a part of the programme remained Loyalty points exclusive (except most titles). Members are given a permanent 10% discount applied only on the RuneCoins cost of every item in the store.

Solomon Madini outside his General Store.

Solomon's emporium, located south of the Grand Exchange in Varrock, is carved flamboyantly after an elephant in wood. The entrance is furnished with four mannequins, bearing two male and two female, which is used to display newly released commodities. The main hut in the centre leads to the main store itself, while the doors on the both sides lead to the Pets (yellow paw symbol) and Customisation (cyan shirt symbol) interfaces respectively.

Alternatively, the General Store itself can be accessed from the Extras tab, distinguishable by the mark of a gold pendant with a ruby embedded. The Pets and Customisation tabs may also be opened through the Hero and Gear tabs respectively, rendering the General Store functions useless.

Recolouring[edit | edit source]

Many of the outfit and accessory overrides offered at the General Store have recolourable sections on them. The available colours for most outfits (unless stated otherwise) are:

Dim grey
Slate grey
Navy blue
Lawn green
Hot pink
Royal blue
Forest green
Ivory white
Sky blue
Saddle brown

On top of that, 4 outfits (TokHaar Brute, TokHaar Veteran, TokHaar Warlord and the Dragon Wolf outfit) out of all the available have a unique set of 16 colours. This mainly corresponds to parts of the outfit embedded with gemstone materials that are capable of being recoloured throughout the outfit. These colours consist of various minerals:

Basalt blue
Earthy red
Malachite green
Igneous blue
Lava red
Sandstone yellow
Indigo quartz
Cerulean lodestone
Burnt orange
Emerald green
Blue flame
Limestone yellow
Moss Agate

Note that the in-game colour selection for both Igneous blue and Blue flame have the exact same colour value, only differing in colours when in used on an override, with Blue flame appearing a tint lighter as seen.

The Replica Metal Plate Armour uses another separate set of 7 colours. Each corresponds to the standard metal equipment (excluding white) available in RuneScape. Replica trimmed armours are only compatible with black, adamant and rune. Likewise, bronze, iron, steel and mithril do not have a trimmed counterpart.


Shop stock[edit | edit source]

The shop provides a selection of merchandise ranging from cosmetic overrides, pets and physical items that have specific functionalities. The accessories, combat gear and outfits provide unique skins, known as cosmetic overrides that overlay the player's equipment when activated. Packs also come with cosmetic overrides, though also include other wares such as unique animations and emotes when purchased. Animations are also cosmetic overrides, differing in the overlay of a default animation rather than the avatar character itself.

Aside from the cosmetic overrides, unique Emotes, Hairstyles and Titles are also available from Solomon's General Store. Equipment and Services are also provided to enhance a player's gameplay in many ways, such as providing entertainment for special occasions, extra bank spaces, player wealth tally and more. Exclusive pets are also sold at the General Store, existing as companion, follower or legendary pets. Legendary pets have special abilities that provide a range of capabilities when activated.

Solomon's General Store is regularly updated with new stock as time passes. Moreover on selected occasions, certain stocks will be sold at a discounted price as well.

On 3 September 2013 auras and colour changes for selected physical items were made available via Solomon's General Store. Previously they were available through the Members Loyalty Programme and they're bought exclusively with Loyalty Points.

An update on 3 May 2016 made each item available only with either Loyalty Points or RuneCoins; no items are now available to be bought with both currencies.

The following pages contain information on the stock available in the store:

Freebies[edit | edit source]

Each month since February 2013, Solomon's General Store offers a different selected item for free throughout the month. The free product can only be claimed by players with membership subscription (i.e. members). However, title [Name] the Thrifty can be claimed by both free players and members alike.

Current freebies[edit | edit source]

Indefinitely free[edit | edit source]

Temporarily free[edit | edit source]

Past freebies[edit | edit source]

2022[edit | edit source]

Month Merchandise
December King and Queen of Spades Pack
November Scientific Breakthrough Teleport
October Jousting Lance
September Grumpy title
August Woodland Crown
July Ruler of the Ancient Dead Teleport
June Vitality Suit Accessory
May Death by Water
April Sunflare Throwing Axe
March Repentant beast
February Nefarious Spire
January Arcane Cooking

2021[edit | edit source]

Month Merchandise
December Ornate Magic Weapons
November Infernal Teleport (only available through the website)
October Prince(ss)
September Colossus (only available through the website)
August Bride of Fenkenstrain and Blade-trap Cut (only available through the website)
July Karate-Chop Fletching (only free when bought through the website)
June King and Queen of Hearts Pack
May Brightflame ancient
April Chi-Blast Mining[a 1]
March Quick-Fire Crossbow
February The
January Arcane Fishing
  1. ^ Only when claimed through the website.

2020[edit | edit source]

Month Merchandise
December Sad Walk
November Replica Barrows (Verac)
October Daruma
September Construct of Strength
August Firebrand Bow
July The Awesome [Name][a 1]
June Untamed Magic Weapon Pack
May Serene Gaze
April Divine Power
March Gemstone Wings
February The Professor
January Death by Fire
  1. ^ Only when claimed through the website.

2019[edit | edit source]

Month Merchandise
December Armadyl Wings
November Crystal Singer Teleport
October TokHaar (Veteran)
September Wushanko Warrior Resting
August Manticore Magic Weapon Pack
July Repentant horror
June Griffin
May Crowd Serf
April Arcane Smelting
March Human Cannonball Teleport
February Shipwrecker Trident
January Dwarven Wings

2018[edit | edit source]

Month Merchandise
December Frostwalker
November Gemstone Wings
October Depth Charge Fishing
September Fae Magic Weapon Pack
August Enhanced Potion Making
July Demonic Claw and Ornate Odango
June Death by Air
May Lightning Blast
April Dragonfly Wings
March Vestments of Sorrow outfit
February Magician Teleport
January Executioner Axe

2017[edit | edit source]

There were two freebies in February as compensation for omitting one in January.

Month Merchandise
December Glad Tidings outfit, Frostwalker outfit and Reindeer-terrorbird mount
November The Burning Truth
October Wildfire[1]
September Drakefire warship
August Beachwear outfit
July Armchair Warrior
June Sky-Jump Teleport
May Nex outfit
April Bunny Tail
March Strongarm Teleport
February Zamorak Wings and Samurai Cooking
January N/A
  1. ^ Started on 13 October, and was also available for November.

2016[edit | edit source]

There were two freebies in June as compensation for omitting one in May.[1]

Month Merchandise
December KGP Teleport and Reindeer-terrorbird mount
November Elemental (Flameheart)
October Werewolf Transformation
September Deep-Sea Fishing
August Kick Sand
July Windswept Quiff
June Ring of Fire (emote) and Xenia Braids
May N/A
April Terrorbird mount and Woodland Crown
March Sneaky Bunny
February Firestorm Blade
January Runescape through the Ages

2015[edit | edit source]

Month Merchandise
December Warm Winter outfit
November–December[1] Brutal Whip
October–November[2] Scarecrow mask
September–December[3] Guthixian Teleport
August–September[4] Shatterstorm Wand and The Outrageous [Name] title
July N/A
June Water Dance
May Enhanced high alchemy
April Cute Bunny
March Kick Sand
February [Name] the Handsome / the Beautiful title
January Iron-Fist Smithing
  1. ^ Started 12 November; ended 12 December
  2. ^ Started 19 October; ended 20 November
  3. ^ Started 8 September; ended 1 December
  4. ^ Ended 8 September

2014[edit | edit source]

There were multiple freebies in March as compensation for omitted ones in January and February.

Month Merchandise
December Elvis Pressie
November Lumberjack Woodcutting
October Spiffing 'tache and Zanaris fringe
September Headbutt Mining
August Wardrobe Malfunction
July Fox outfit
June Strongarm Resting
May Dragged Under Teleport
April [Name] the Skilful title
March Breakdance, Strongarm Burial and Explosive Firemaking
February N/A
January N/A

2013[edit | edit source]

Month Merchandise
December Gnome Air Teleport
November Revolutionary Mask and Hat
October Full Manchu and Feathered Witch
September [Name] the Wild title
August Kalphite Greathelm
July Parasol 2h Sword
June Squid Tentacle Cape and Seaweed Hair
May [Name] Esquire / Ms [Name] title
April Frog Transformation
March Brutal Club
February Romeo Curtains and Jagged Topknot
January N/A

2012[edit | edit source]

Both months were in conjunction with the Sizzling Summer promotion.

Month Merchandise
September Squid Tentacle Cape, [Name] the Tanned title and Seaweed Hair
August Tropical Islander outfit and Crab Transformation

Controversy[edit | edit source]

The store itself caused a great deal of controversy at launch as the items are only obtained by using real world money. Many players voiced concerns over further microtransactions following the addition of the Squeal of Fortune earlier in the year. Nonetheless, many others were pleased knowing that this store offered purely cosmetic merchandise, unlike the Squeal of Fortune at its time.

As time passes with the introduction of various Solomon's Pets and Bank Boosters, some players argue that these items give an in-game advantage, and are not purely cosmetic as they provide functionalities. Other merchandise that caused controversies, thus supporting this notion over time, included services like the keepsake key, wicked pouch and the wealth evaluator

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 31 August 2021 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where Pearl the Unicorn was listed as free on the Store but was charging RuneCoins when purchased.
  • patch 21 May 2018 (Update):
    • Prevented lighting a fire in front of Solomon's store removing it.
  • patch 26 March 2018 (Update):
    • The cancel button on the Solomon's Store purchase interface now closes the interface.
  • hotfix 1 December 2016 (Update):
    • Reindeer terrorbird mounts are now delivered on login to players who may have not received them from SGS.
  • patch 8 February 2016 (Update):
    • The lobby notification pop-up to continue playing after completing a transaction will now appear quicker.
  • patch 5 May 2015 (Update):
    • Added a mouse-over effect to the clickable link in the Solomon's in-game purchase interface.
  • patch 23 June 2014 (Update):
    • The Frostwalker, Glad Tidings, Drakewing and Ogre Infiltrator outfits now open to the correct place in Solomon's Store when using the "Open Shop" button from the Wardrobe interface.
  • patch 3 March 2014 (Update):
    • Purchasing an animation or pet from Solomon's General Store now highlights the correct tab instead of the Wardrobe.
    • A selection of Solomon's Store pets have had their previews moved further down on the preview interface.
  • patch 13 January 2014 (Update):
    • Players who purchase the Athlete title from Solomon's General Store will now be able to activate it.
  • patch 2 April 2013 (Update):
    • The fairy wand is now customisable with wand cosmetic overrides from Solomon's General Store.
  • patch 13 November 2012 (Update):
    • Jimmy's Kegs are now visible whilst wearing a piece of headgear from Solomon's Store.
    • Solomon Store mining animations no longer play when a player tries to open a Mining door in Dungeoneering that they don't have the requirements for.
  • patch 24 October 2012 (Update):
    • Emotes from Solomon's General Store are no longer broken by combat.
  • patch 21 August 2012 (Update):
    • Several more weapons can now be overridden using the weapon overrides from Solomon's General Store.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • After 9 October 2012, Jagex made it so that teleportation spells will have a random animation, chosen from those a player has bought, played when they choose to teleport as suggested on the RuneScape Forums. This was later changed to a cyclical system to prevent the random order being used for gambling.
  • While Water Dance was meant to be the freebie in June 2015, it was initially mispriced at 83 RuneCoins.
  • On 15 June 2015, two additional permanently free Bank Boosters were added to the store.
  • Solomon's General Store may have been named after a store in Toni Morrison's novel Song of Solomon which shares the same name.

See also[edit | edit source]

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