2014 Hallowe'en event

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The 2014 Hallowe'en event was the holiday event taking place from 23 October 2014 to 5 November 2014. The Grim Reaper's servant had just recently passed away, prompting Death to search for a temporary replacement to make sure that his terrifying Mansion of Death was in good order to receive his new servant. During the event, players were given three tasks by the Grim Reaper to help clean up around the Mansion of Death.

This event could be started by entering the black Player-owned house portal south of Falador, near the elemental wizards and Malignius Mortifer. When players went near the portal, the screen would darken, teleporting them to the Grim Reaper's abode.

Location on the world map.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

The Grim Reaper's house portal.
The Grim Reaper, killing a player.

If a player leaves during any task, they will be forced to restart that task. When restarting the player will appear just outside the Dark portal.

Enter the Dark portal to start, then talk to the Grim Reaper sitting on the east side of the entry room. If you try to go through the doorway into the house without first talking, you will instantly be electrocuted, losing all of your Hitpoints. The Protect from Magic prayer will not protect from the electrocution. However, upon death no items are lost and you'll reappear outside of the portal entrance. (Grim Reaper: You may be able to wander around other people's houses, but I shall not allow it).

After talking to the Grim Reaper and accepting to help him, you'll be allowed to pass through the doorway (Message: You safely pass through the gargoyles' judgement. and Gargoyle: We're watching you...).

Players can interact with the Grim Reaper's pet Growler in the main room. Only one emote will lead to success to the second task, one is nothing, the remaining one causes 'sudden death' and restarting. Players can try out all three emotes at this stage.

Garden of Deathly Shadows[edit | edit source]

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If players tried going into the west room, they would activate the electric trap, killing them instantly and taking them back to the portal (Gargoyle: Oi. Weren't you told to go to the garden first?). Going up the stairs was also not allowed (Grim Reaper: I told you to go to the garden.).

A player successfully climbs through a spider web.

In the garden, players were asked to retrieve the skull of the Grim Reaper's old servant to prevent the new one of ever knowing what happened to him. Players had to navigate back and forth through the maze by going through spider webs. Players were only allowed through certain webs, which was different for everybody. The way back out of the garden was also different from the way in. When leaving the garden, the gargoyles took the skull from the player and the Grim Reaper directed them to the west room lounge. Note that the skull has a different examine text in player's inventory than when on the ground.

Lounge of the Reaper of Souls[edit | edit source]

map of 1st floor

In the lounge, players are asked to find certain personal possessions for Grim and put them in their proper spots. First search the table to get The grim reaper's diary in the inventory, then read the diary to find out where everything goes. You find a diary on the table. This should give some clues as to where items within the room should go. Trying to get another copy of diary: You already have a copy of the diary, you don't need to take another. When task is done: There's no need to search the table any more.

Once players gather these items, they must put them back in their proper locations. In the diary, the items and where they should be are coloured in red.

Below are the list of items players have to find:

Image Item Found in... Put in...
Will and testament.png Will and testament Chest Sofa
Grim robe.png Grim robe Cabinet Fireplace
Hourglass Hourglass Shelf Fishtank
Human eye.png Human eye Sofa Shelf
Scythe sharpener.png Scythe sharpener Bookcase Cabinet
Voice potion.png Voice potion Fireplace Bookcase
Human bones.png Human bones Fishtank Chest
Searching the fishtank towards the left.

Searching the fishtank has 2 options:

  • Towards the right - obtain human bones
  • Towards the left - animation of fish jumping out of tank into player's eyes - Arrghhh! My eyes!

Searching the sofa has 2 options:

  • Under the cushions - obtain human eye
  • Under the sofa - ghostly hand reaches out under the sofa - That wasn't such a good idea.

Trying to leave the house before finishing this task will give the message: Any items you were carrying from the house have been removed.

Image Item Examine text
Table.png Table I wonder if Grim ever uses this to dine on?
Chair The civilised way to rest your legs.
Cabinet.png Cabinets The perfect place to store...stuff.
Sofa.png Sofa Looks surprisingly comfy.
Fireplace (2014 Hallowe'en event).png Fireplace What's the deal with all the blue fire in this house?
Bookcases.png Bookcase Strange contraptions that houses paper things.
Fishtank.png Fishtank Here, fishy, fishy, fishy!
Grimchest.png Grim chest I wonder what the Reaper would hide away.
Shelves.png Shelves Keeps things off the floor. Surprise, surprise.

Playground of Solitude and Lost Toys[edit | edit source]

A map of the Playground of Solitude and Lost Toys.

After finishing the lounge task, the Grim Reaper will tell you to proceed up the stairs. Then, go through the doorway to the south-east. In the playground players are asked to check if his traps are in order. Players must:

  1. Slide-down on a slide,
  2. Step-on 4 springboards to get thrown across dark holes,
  3. Swim through acid and exit on ramp and
  4. Navigate an area with hidden pitfall traps.

Players should be extremely careful when navigating around the hidden traps near the end of the maze, as if they step on a trapdoor they will have to start the entire course over again. If players look closely on the ground in the trapdoor room, they can see some perforated lines. These lines are traps so players should avoid them at all costs!

Image Item Examine text
The Grim Reaper's slide.
Slide Oh so much fun. Wheeeeeee!
A player jumps on a springboard.
Springboard Looks like the only way across that strange abyss.
A player wades through acidic "goo" in the Grim Reaper's house.
Ramp (exit) A ramp leading into some strange goo.
Ramp (enter) The way into the…goo…stuff.
A player falls into a pitfall trap.
Pitfall I’m guessing stepping on that would be a bad idea.

Reward[edit | edit source]

A player doing the Zombie Hand emote.
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After completing this event players will receive:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The 2014 Hallowe'en event was originally used as the 2007 Hallowe'en event, and was able to be re-used due to its presence in the August 2007 Archive of RuneScape.
  • The computer with the blue screen is commonly known in real life as the Blue Screen of Death.
  • An in-game poll running from October 3-8 2014 gave players the option to vote on bringing back the Mansion of death, passing with 92% of the vote.

Gallery[edit | edit source]