Ghostly robes are a member-only a set of magic armour that makes the wearer translucent, which can be obtained by speaking to various ghosts throughout RuneScape after a player has a ring of visibility from Desert Treasure.
Speaking to the ghosts will start a miniquest, the Curse of the Empty Lord, in which each ghost will tell you their story, direct you on to the next ghost, and give you a piece of the ghostly robes set. To talk to the ghosts, a player must be wearing a ring of visibility, which is obtained during the Desert Treasure quest, as well as a ghostspeak amulet, which is obtained during The Restless Ghost quest. Many of the ghosts are found in the Wilderness; locations will vary for each player.
The full set of ghostly robes can be stored in a magic wardrobe in the costume room of a player-owned house, saving bank space when not in use. It's also possible to obtain more than one by talking to the mysterious ghost. Once you've spoken to each ghost, you can ask them for more set pieces from all other ghosts the player has spoken to. You can also return to Valdez at Glarial's Tomb to re-acquire them without speaking to the individual ghosts again. You can collect multiple sets from the mysterious ghost for free even if you already have them stored in a bank, in your inventory, or currently equipped.
Obtaining the robes is necessary to get the full amount of kudos from the Varrock museum.
- If you talk to Evil Dave while wearing full ghostly robes and have a hellcat follower, he will say "That outfit is TOTALLY EVIL! And you've got an evil cat too! To be honest I'm a little bit scared of you!"
- While wearing the ghostly robes and travelling through the desert on magic carpet, you can also see through the carpet at the part your character stands on.
- Particles are not visible through the ghostly robes.