Mysterious Old Man

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The Mysterious Old Man is a man who can teleport you to the Maze and Mime random event, or just hands out items in a similar way to Rick Turpentine to Free-to-play players. In the Maze random event you must complete the labyrinth as quickly as possible (for better rewards), and in the Mime random event you need to copy the movements of the mime artist.

A player interacting with the Mysterious Old Man.

Before the Optional Randoms update, would also occasionally give the player a strange box instead of teleporting them off to the Maze or the Mime, unless their inventory was full. The strange box presented the player with a puzzle asking them which shape contains which number or which number is in which shape. The rewards from this random could be very generous, as you could get a half key from the Mysterious prize box.

1 Gem (cut or uncut, up to diamond)

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Coins_1.png: Mysterious Old Man drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity unknownCoinsUnknownCommon11
Kebab.png: Mysterious Old Man drops Kebab with rarity Common in quantity 1Kebab1Common351
Spinach roll.png: Mysterious Old Man drops Spinach roll with rarity Common in quantity 1Spinach roll1Common520
Uncut sapphire.png: Mysterious Old Man drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphire1Common40315
Sapphire.png: Mysterious Old Man drops Sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Sapphire1Common319150
Uncut emerald.png: Mysterious Old Man drops Uncut emerald with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut emerald1Uncommon63830
Emerald.png: Mysterious Old Man drops Emerald with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Emerald1Uncommon487300
Uncut ruby.png: Mysterious Old Man drops Uncut ruby with rarity Rare in quantity 1Uncut ruby1Rare1,27360
Ruby.png: Mysterious Old Man drops Ruby with rarity Rare in quantity 1Ruby1Rare952600
Uncut diamond.png: Mysterious Old Man drops Uncut diamond with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Uncut diamond1Very rare2,563120
Diamond.png: Mysterious Old Man drops Diamond with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Diamond1Very rare1,8241,200
Cosmic talisman.png: Mysterious Old Man drops Cosmic talisman with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Cosmic talisman1Unknown5782
Tooth half of key.png: Mysterious Old Man drops Tooth half of key with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Tooth half of key1Unknown10,07260
Loop half of key.png: Mysterious Old Man drops Loop half of key with rarity Unknown in quantity 1Loop half of key1Unknown9,85260

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Mysterious Old Man appeared before the Bandits of the Golden Claw on two occasions. During the first he appeared before the group, who were not sure how he got into the cave system, only leaving after Davey spoke to him.[1] On the second occasion, the group ignored the Mysterious Old Man, resulting in them being teleported away.[2]
  • If the Mysterious Old Man spawns underwater, he will be wearing diving gear.
  • The Mysterious Old Man can be found upstairs in a house in eastern Falador, saying he is trying to solve a puzzle-cube and that he is retired.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Arthur Artimus, "Feathered journal", Old School RuneScape. "A mysterious old man turned up today. Not sure how he got in. Kept pestering us until eventually Davey spoke to him, at which point he offloaded a load of spinach rolls onto us then left."
  2. Arthur Artimus, "Feathered journal", Old School RuneScape. "That mysterious old man has turned up again. We don't have time for this, quite frankly, so we're just going to ignore him, after all what could be possibl..."