Strange skull

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Strange skull
Strange skull.png
Released4 July 2006 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineSeems to be for use with a staff or sceptre of some sort.
Value1 coin
High alch0 coins
Low alch0 coins
Weight0.08 kg
Advanced data
Item ID9009
Strange skull detail.png

The Strange skull is an item that players can use with a runed sceptre to make a skull sceptre. It appears to be half an animal skull attached to half a human skull.

Players make the strange skull by combining a right skull half with a left skull half. Right halves, which resemble and most likely are halves of ankou skulls, are dropped by Minotaurs, while left halves, resembling half of a minotaur's skull, are dropped by Ankous. Minotaurs are found only in the Stronghold of Security, while Ankous can be found in the Stronghold of Security, the Stronghold Slayer Cave and The Forgotten Cemetery.

The skull sceptre, when formed from its 4 components, teleports the user to the mines in Barbarian Village, just above the Stronghold of Security. A new sceptre may be formed by combining the right skull half, left skull half, bottom of sceptre, and top of sceptre. Only one skull sceptre may be created at one time, but a player may own as many strange skulls, runed sceptres, skull halves and sceptre halves as one wishes.

Skull sceptre pieces can be crushed with a chisel to yield Bone fragments, or combined to a Skull sceptre (i) to add to its current charges. When chiseled, the strange skull will provide a base quantity of eight bone fragments, increasing by two for each Varrock diary tier the player has completed.

Creation[edit | edit source]

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Ticks1 (0.6s)
Left skull half.pngLeft skull half1N/A
Right skull half.pngRight skull half1N/A
Total Cost0
Strange skull.pngStrange skull1N/A

Products[edit | edit source]

Bone fragments 5.pngBone fragments × 8
Free-to-play icon.png
  • None
  • None
Skull sceptre.pngSkull sceptre
Free-to-play icon.png
  • None
  • None

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
18 November 2020
(update | poll)
  • The strange skull now breaks down into eight bone fragments.
  • Each completed tier of the Varrock Achievement Diary increases the number of bone fragments to 10, 12, 14, and 16 respectively.