Brass monkey

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Brass monkey
Pink skirt.png
ReleasedApril-June 2005 (Update unknown)
Removal5 January 2017 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineSuffers in cold weather.
Value1 coin
High alch0 coins
Low alch0 coins
WeightUnknown [why?]
Advanced data
Item IDhist2420
Pink skirt detail.png

"Brass monkey" was the name originally given to an unobtainable item that exists in the game cache. It was created to replace the noted form of the dyed wig from Prince Ali Rescue. Since items could not be fully removed once created, it was added in a hidden update in 2005 to fill this slot.

The name and examine were designed to be inconspicuous, but the actual item is just a copy of a pink skirt. If players attempted to view the Brass monkey in game by using cheating software, they would be given a Hex edit detected instead.

In RuneScape, the item later became viewable via Quick Chat, causing much confusion. It was deleted from the game cache in 2017, being replaced by Buchu seeds.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
10 December 2014
  • The item was renamed from "Brass monkey" to "Null".
  • The item's examine was changed from "Suffers in cold weather." to "null".
5 July –
1 August 2005

The "Activate" option was replaced with a fake "Wear" option.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The name and examine are a reference to the colloquial expression of describing the weather as "cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey".