The shadow realm

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The shadow realm
The shadow realm.png
Released7 June 2018 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineResearch notes on the shadow realm.
Value50 coins
High alch30 coins
Low alch20 coins
Weight0.51 kg
Advanced data
Item ID22510
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The shadow realm is a book that appears on the ground after defeating Sotetseg in the Theatre of Blood. It can also be obtained from the grand bookshelves in Verzik Vitur's treasure vault beneath her throne room, accessed after her defeat.

The book details the experiments performed on Sotetseg and how the author manipulated it to travel into the Shadow Realm.

If lost, it can be reclaimed by defeating Sotetseg, or from a bookcase within a player-owned house.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

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Lord Drakan has tasked me with learning more about the shadow realm. To aid in this task, I've been given a dark beast. The natural connection this creature has with the shadows should make the task far easier.

Experiment 1

Success! The creature has managed to connect to the other side, and early telepathic intrusions show that they've made contact. It's too early to say who wishes to communicate with us, but the connection will be stronger next time. I'll just need to make some alterations to the creature.

'Closer! - Or at least, that is what it sounds like...

Experiment 2

Incredible! My alterations were just what was needed to give the creature more power. It can now move freely beyond realms and it has returned with yet another message.

'Abandon deeper, the tortured experiment won! Trapped! Follow within the shadows voice.'

Peculiar non-sense, but I assume there must've been some kind of interference. Perhaps the owner of this voice has been trapped on the other side? I'll send the creature back, but with a message!

'Who are you?'

Experiment 3

Perfect! The creature has managed to gather an answer from the other side, but again the answer has been mangled into obscurity. I believe everything is in place now for the final practical test! I will travel with the creature and ask this mysterious being about the secrets of the shadow realm. Lord Drakan will be most impressed with my findings. I can already taste the blood prize and it is delicious.




Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
3 June 2021
  • The book is now dropped directly by Sotetseg, in addition to being available from Verzik's grand bookshelves.
  • The text received some minor grammar changes.
  • The item's value was changed from 1 to 50.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The messages from the Shadow Realm appear to display a full coherent message when combined together:
Abandon the tortured experiment!

Follow the trapped voice, Sotetseg!
Closer, Sotetseg!
Deeper within the shadows!
Sotetseg won!