2022 Pride event

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2022 Pride event
2022 Pride event.png
Released 22 June 2022 (Update)
End date Unknown (edit)
Reward See below
Preceded by Gilbert's Colours
Succeeded by N/A

The 2022 Pride event is an event that takes place in Old School RuneScape as a promotion of LGBTQIA+[a] inclusivity.

It is the second Pride event in the game's history, the first being the 2017 Pride event.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Gilbert (grey flower crown) chathead.png

Speak to Gilbert by the field of grey flowers south-east of Barbarian Village, on the other side of River Lum. He is trying to come up ideas to give Misthalin more colour without his ideas conflicting with other people's preferences. He needs five seeds from flower traders to power up a spell to colour the grey flowers around him. He will recall one of two flower traders currently in the area, one of whom is "At the place where you turn essence into the power of the body".

The first flower trader, Aven, can be found at the entrance to the Body Altar north-west of Barbarian Village. She will give the player a legendary red rose and gorgeous orange lily seeds. She mentions that another trader can be found at an unspecific bank.

Return to Gilbert with the red and orange flower seeds, and he'll mention that the second flower trader, Wolf, is in Varrock, specifically by Varrock West Bank. Talk to Wolf for the beautiful yellow pansy and tenacious indigo iris seeds, and he will tell you that he sold the last of the Quality Violet Tulip seeds to someone at the Blue Moon Inn in southern Varrock.

Speak to the pair west of the picnic benches outside the Blue Moon Inn (they can be either the male couple Alan and Oscar or the female couple Sylvia and Marsha), who purchased the quality violet tulip seeds you need. They will tell you that they purchased them to help their friends nearby to the east to get together as a couple. They ask you to help them make the push in exchange for a seed.

Talk to the couple east of the picnic benches and help them sort out their awkward feelings, then return to the western couple to receive the quality violet tulip seed.

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Gilbert's glade in colours.

Return to Gilbert and give him all five seeds and watch the cutscene of Gilbert casting his magic, colouring the flowers around him. As a reward for helping him, he will reward the player with two cakes and a rainbow flower crown, as well as the rainbow scarf from the Gilbert's Colours event of 2017 if they do not have one.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Transcript[edit | edit source]

This article on an event has an associated dialogue page.
Click here for a transcript of possible conversations encountered throughout the event.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

The area in which a colourful magical force won't let players light a fire, set up a cannon, plant mithril seeds, nor set up a trap.
  • Players cannot light a fire, set up a dwarf multicannon, plant mithril seeds, nor set up a box trap, bird snare, rabbit snare or imp trap anywhere near Gilbert. This was done to thwart protest activity around the area. Attempting to do so will instead produce the message "A colourful magical force won't let you [light a fire/set up a cannon/plant your flowers/set up a trap] here."
    • Numerous other countermeasures were taken during the event, such as the filtering of submissions on the 2007scape subreddit, muting and banning of protesting players specifically for disruption of the event, and a heavy presence of Player Moderators at the official in-game Pride March on 23 June. Despite this, protests took place in Falador and during the official in-game March outside the event area, particularly the Falador Party Room portion of the March, where protestors added intentionally inflammatory items such as rope, knives, and bones to the Party Chest. However, the event did not garner the same level of mainstream media attention for controversy as in 2017.
  • The NPC Wolf is a reference to former Mod Wolf, who developed the controversial Gilbert's Colours event in 2017.
  • The names of the couples at the Blue Moon Inn reference famous LGBTQIA+ people:[1]
    • Alan is a reference to Alan Turing, an English pioneer in theoretical computer science, prosecuted and sentenced to chemical castration for homosexual acts under gross indecency laws.
    • Oscar is a reference to Oscar Wilde, an Irish poet and playwright, prosecuted and sentenced to hard labor for homosexual acts under gross indecency laws.
    • Sylvia is a reference to Sylvia Rivera, a Latin American gay liberation and transgender rights activist.
    • Marsha is a reference to Marsha P. Johnson, an African American gay liberation activist.
  • The colours and meanings shouted by Gilbert during the cutscene are a reference to the meanings of the different stripes on the rainbow pride flag.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ The acronym "LGBTQIA+" used in the newspost commonly includes lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or questioning), intersex, and asexual (or aromantic or agender) people. The + includes all other sexual orientations and gender identities not explicitly represented by letter as well. See LGBT#Variants for more info.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Havik's Twitter account. 24 June 2022.