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An example of question asked by the Certers.

The Certer is a random event in which the player is asked to identify an object by one of the certer brothers, Niles, Miles, or Giles. An object is presented with three possible choices. If the player correctly identifies the item, the certer brother will give the player a reward such as an uncut ruby, sapphire, emerald, or diamond, or even a Loop half of key or Tooth half of key.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Drop rates estimated based on 5,819 rewards from the Drop Rate Project, unless otherwise cited.

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_25.png: Certer drops Coins with rarity 10/150 in quantity 80Coins8010/1508080
Coins_100.png: Certer drops Coins with rarity 10/150 in quantity 160Coins16010/150160160
Coins_100.png: Certer drops Coins with rarity 6/150 in quantity 240Coins2406/150240240
Coins_250.png: Certer drops Coins with rarity 10/150 in quantity 320Coins32010/150320320
Coins_250.png: Certer drops Coins with rarity 10/150 in quantity 480Coins48010/150480480
Coins_250.png: Certer drops Coins with rarity 10/150 in quantity 640Coins64010/150640640
Kebab.png: Certer drops Kebab with rarity 16/150 in quantity 1Kebab116/150351
Spinach roll.png: Certer drops Spinach roll with rarity 14/150 in quantity 1Spinach roll114/1501830
Uncut sapphire.png: Certer drops Uncut sapphire with rarity 32/150 in quantity 1Uncut sapphire132/15036215
Uncut emerald.png: Certer drops Uncut emerald with rarity 16/150 in quantity 1Uncut emerald116/15055530
Uncut ruby.png: Certer drops Uncut ruby with rarity 8/150 in quantity 1Uncut ruby18/1501,16560
Uncut diamond.png: Certer drops Uncut diamond with rarity 2/150 in quantity 1Uncut diamond12/1502,778120
Cosmic talisman.png: Certer drops Cosmic talisman with rarity 4/150 in quantity 1Cosmic talisman14/1502632
Tooth half of key.png: Certer drops Tooth half of key with rarity 1/150 in quantity 1Tooth half of key11/1509,97160
Loop half of key.png: Certer drops Loop half of key with rarity 1/150 in quantity 1Loop half of key11/15010,20160

History[edit | edit source]

In RuneScape Classic, certers ran exchange stalls around RuneScape converting various items into certificates ("certs" for short) for large quantity trading. The certs were similar to the present-day bank notes, being stackable, except five items traded for one certificate. Because certs were only available from certers, many trips had to be made from the bank to the certers to exchange items for notes or notes for items, which was tedious.

When RuneScape 2 was released, the certers were removed from the game and replaced with the bank note system. Existing certificates were all converted into bank notes. Niles, Giles and Miles were soon re-released as this random event, in reference to their old role as certers, but the other certers were not.

Before the random event rework, the certer gave the player four warnings. If the player still ignored him, he teleported the player to a random, relatively safe place and turned their inventory and equipment into bank notes. Some players considered this very annoying during combat. After the rework, there was no longer a penalty for ignoring the certer.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When a player encounters a certer underwater, the certer wears the same diving apparatus as the player.
  • Many have pointed out that these certers asked you a question, appearing that they genuinely need the answer, but they know which answer is right or wrong when you answered the question.
  • The certers used to only note items and not teleport the player; however, players took advantage of this by dropping any items they wished to remain un-noted and then answering incorrectly, resulting in the certers noting their raw materials and allowing the player to carry more.
  • When certers used to appear as random events, it was possible for them to continuously follow you around if you talked to them but exited out of the answering screen.
  • A Postbag from the Hedge released in 2008, suggested that this random event would be removed which forshadowed future updates to RuneScape, and another much later update to Old School RuneScape.

References[edit | edit source]