Theatre of Blood

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The Theatre of Blood is a large arena located beneath the castle of Ver Sinhaza. It is used by the ruling vampyres to host blood sports. Here, the citizens of Meiyerditch are encouraged to go to the theatre and fight against the various experiments and abominations contained within, with the promise of freedom from the blood tithes and the right to leave Morytania should they succeed. The reward is revealed to be a ruse as the vampyres are unwilling to let go of their primary food source.

While the theatre is only open to citizens of Meiyerditch, this rule is rarely enforced. The vampyres are more entertained by outsiders than the citizens themselves, seeing as these are better prepared compared to the civilians who are inexperienced and poorly equipped.

Bosses[edit | edit source]

A group of players battle against Sotetseg, a dark beast corrupted through Haemalchemy and experiments in the Shadow Realm.
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The jingle that plays once a boss has been defeated.

The Theatre of Blood is a linear raid. Thus, there is no randomization involved, and the bosses will always be encountered in this order.

  1. The Maiden of Sugadinti (level-940)
  2. Pestilent Bloat (level-870)
  3. Nylocas Vasilias (level-800)
  4. Sotetseg (level-995)
  5. Xarpus (level-960)
  6. Verzik Vitur (level-1040, final boss)

Despite some of the bosses being spiders, vampyres and dark beasts, they will not count towards a Slayer assignment when killed inside the Theatre; thus, the slayer helmet and black mask bonuses have no effect.

Death within the Theatre[edit | edit source]

If players die within the theatre, they are placed outside the fighting area, and can only proceed if other team members succeed in completing the current challenge. If the entire team is killed, players will lose all unprotected items; these can later be reclaimed from a storage chest (similar to Torfinn's item storage) for a cost of 100,000 coins. Untradeable items that are normally kept on death will be placed in the item reclamation chest upon complete team death in the theatre.

If players die a second time without reclaiming the items in the chest, they will be permanently lost, unless the death occurs within a minigame deemed safe, such as Pest Control.

Dying in the Theatre of Blood is a dangerous death - Hardcore Ironmen who die within the theatre will lose their Hardcore status, regardless of whether the team successfully completes the challenges or not. Any disconnection or logout during a fight is treated as a death, and will likewise result in loss of Hardcore status. Should a player logout when not in an encounter, such as in the hallways of the theatre, the player's death will be treated as a safe death. Upon logging back in to an unsafe death, the game will attempt to reunite the player with their party and, if successful, will place the player in purgatory. If unsuccessful, the player will be treated with a full death and will have to pay the item reclamation fee to retrieve any items lost.

All normal forms of teleportation within the Theatre are blocked; however, the Mysterious Stranger outside sells Verzik's crystal shards for 75,000 coins each, and is the only item players can use to teleport away from the Theatre safely.

Spectating[edit | edit source]

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Players can spectate other teams in the Theatre of Blood by attempting to enter the theatre, or by speaking to Abigaila, a Morytanian refugee who can be found upstairs in the Lumbridge General Store or near the spirit tree north-east of the Grand Exchange.

Players can either choose to spectate a specific player's team by typing in a team member's or a spectator's name, or choose to spectate the most recently formed party. Spectators must be on the same world as the party member or spectator they wish to spectate. Spectators must also be on the Friends List of the party member or spectator, should the party member or spectator have Private Chat set to "Friends Only."

In order to spectate, players cannot bring any items with them, excluding the oculus orb, and they must not be poisoned or diseased.

As of an update on 21 June 2018, players can right-click the ledges to view the fight in a better perspective. Players can rotate the camera clock-wise or anti-clockwise via the chatbox.

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Verzik Vitur's treasure vault.

Upon defeating Verzik Vitur, a trapdoor will open under her throne, leading to her treasure vault.

There are five large chests, with each player being able to loot one chest. An arrow will point to which chest is for that player to search.

A monumental chest, with the arrow denoting the player's chest.

If a unique reward is obtained, a purple aura will emit from the chest, much like how the ray of light turns purple for the player who obtains a unique reward in the Chambers of Xeric. If no unique reward is found, players obtain up to three different common rewards instead depending on their performance.

Players can also search the Grand bookshelves in the treasure vault to find six books:

  1. Serafina's diary.png: Inventory image of Serafina's diarySerafina's Diary
  2. The butcher.png: Inventory image of The butcherThe Butcher
  3. Arachnids of vampyrium.png: Inventory image of Arachnids of vampyriumArachnids of Vampyrium
  4. The shadow realm.png: Inventory image of The shadow realmThe Shadow Realm
  5. The wild hunt.png: Inventory image of The wild huntThe Wild Hunt
  6. Verzik vitur - patient record.png: Inventory image of Verzik vitur - patient recordVerzik Vitur - Patient Record

Loot table[edit | edit source]

All non-stackable items obtained are in the form of bank notes, unless it is a unique reward. If the player obtains a unique reward, it will replace all common rewards. If not, the common reward table is rolled three times, possibly granting the same reward multiple times.

Common rewards[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Message (Theatre of Blood).png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Message (Theatre of Blood) with rarity Always in quantity 1 Message (Theatre of Blood) 1 Always [1] Not sold
Cabbage.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Cabbage with rarity Always in quantity 1 Cabbage 1 Always [1] 37
Wine of zamorak.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Wine of zamorak with rarity Uncommon in quantity 27-57 Wine of zamorak 27–57 Uncommon 54,351–114,741
Rune battleaxe.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Rune battleaxe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2-4 Rune battleaxe 2–4 Uncommon 49,198–98,396
Rune platebody.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Rune platebody with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2-4 Rune platebody 2–4 Uncommon 77,236–154,472
Rune chainbody.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Rune chainbody with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2-4 Rune chainbody 2–4 Uncommon 59,168–118,336
Palm tree seed.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Palm tree seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3 Palm tree seed 1–3 Uncommon 37,297–111,891
Yew seed.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Yew seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3 Yew seed 1–3 Uncommon 83,085–249,255
Magic seed.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1-3 Magic seed 1–3 Uncommon 136,188–408,564
Mahogany seed.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Mahogany seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 5-11 Mahogany seed 5–11 Uncommon 17,670–38,874
Molten glass.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Molten glass with rarity Uncommon in quantity 167-234 Molten glass 167–234 Uncommon 24,215–33,930
Vial of blood.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Vial of blood with rarity Uncommon in quantity 31-60 Vial of blood 31–60 Uncommon 113,491–219,660
Death rune.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Death rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 306-595 Death rune 306–595 Uncommon 68,238–132,685
Blood rune.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Blood rune with rarity Uncommon in quantity 414-600 Blood rune 414–600 Uncommon 119,646–173,400
Swamp tar.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Swamp tar with rarity Uncommon in quantity 367-585 Swamp tar 367–585 Uncommon 4,037–6,435
Potato cactus.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Potato cactus with rarity Uncommon in quantity 42-57 Potato cactus 42–57 Uncommon 42,042–57,057
Battlestaff.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Battlestaff with rarity Uncommon in quantity 11-17 Battlestaff 11–17 Uncommon 92,675–143,225
Adamantite ore.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Adamantite ore with rarity Uncommon in quantity 94-150 Adamantite ore 94–150 Uncommon 124,738–199,050
Runite ore.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Runite ore with rarity Uncommon in quantity 53-72 Runite ore 53–72 Uncommon 602,239–818,136
Coal.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Coal with rarity Uncommon in quantity 374-595 Coal 374–595 Uncommon 60,962–96,985
Gold ore.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Gold ore with rarity Uncommon in quantity 250-348 Gold ore 250–348 Uncommon 89,000–123,888
Grimy ranarr weed.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Grimy ranarr weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 23-27 Grimy ranarr weed 23–27 Uncommon 156,814–184,086
Grimy toadflax.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Grimy toadflax with rarity Uncommon in quantity 28-39 Grimy toadflax 28–39 Uncommon 35,000–48,750
Grimy irit leaf.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Grimy irit leaf with rarity Uncommon in quantity 26-55 Grimy irit leaf 26–55 Uncommon 21,892–46,310
Grimy avantoe.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Grimy avantoe with rarity Uncommon in quantity 19-35 Grimy avantoe 19–35 Uncommon 30,077–55,405
Grimy kwuarm.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Grimy kwuarm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 28-48 Grimy kwuarm 28–48 Uncommon 30,016–51,456
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 19-48 Grimy dwarf weed 19–48 Uncommon 11,818–29,856
Grimy snapdragon.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 20-34 Grimy snapdragon 20–34 Uncommon 163,080–277,236
Grimy cadantine.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Grimy cadantine with rarity Uncommon in quantity 31-49 Grimy cadantine 31–49 Uncommon 39,277–62,083
Grimy lantadyme.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Grimy lantadyme with rarity Uncommon in quantity 11-24 Grimy lantadyme 11–24 Uncommon 13,057–28,488
Grimy torstol.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 15-22 Grimy torstol 15–22 Uncommon 107,130–157,124
  1. 1.0 1.1 Only obtained if players have died in every challenge within the theatre.

Unique rewards[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Avernic defender hilt.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Avernic defender hilt with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Avernic defender hilt 1 Rare 89,013,756
Ghrazi rapier.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Ghrazi rapier with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Ghrazi rapier 1 Rare 153,546,584
Sanguinesti staff (uncharged).png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Sanguinesti staff (uncharged) with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Sanguinesti staff (uncharged) 1 Rare 182,776,952
Scythe of vitur (uncharged).png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Scythe of vitur (uncharged) with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Scythe of vitur (uncharged) 1 Rare 1,497,318,798
Justiciar faceguard.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Justiciar faceguard with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Justiciar faceguard 1 Rare 43,071,214
Justiciar chestguard.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Justiciar chestguard with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Justiciar chestguard 1 Rare 18,934,680
Justiciar legguards.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Justiciar legguards with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Justiciar legguards 1 Rare 24,328,364

Tertiary rewards[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Clue scroll (elite).png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Clue scroll (elite) with rarity Common in quantity 1 Clue scroll (elite) 1 Common Not sold
Lil' zik.png: Theatre of Blood can drop the item Lil' zik with rarity Rare in quantity 1 Lil' zik 1 Rare [1] Not sold
  1. Drop rate is dependent on the player's performance during the raid, with a drop rate of 1/650 if the player has performed optimally in the Theatre.

Performance & records[edit | edit source]

Performance Details[edit | edit source]

Performance Details for a performance within the Theatre of Blood.

Upon entering the treasure vault, players may read the strategy table by the grand bookshelves to view the overall performance of the team, while spectators can read the war table to view it.

Here, players may view the death counts of each team member, the total deaths in the performance, as well as the time spent in each wave.

The Most Valuable Player (MVP) is listed on the top of the interface, and is determined based on the performance of the individual player, such as damage dealt and the number of deaths.

The challenge time (the time spent fighting the bosses) and the overall time, which includes the time spent between waves, can be seen on the bottom of the interface.

Scoreboard[edit | edit source]

The Theatre of Blood scoreboard found next to the entrance of the theatre.

Next to the entrance to the Theatre of Blood is a scoreboard, which displays personal and global statistics for the Theatre of Blood, such as number of attempts, number of completions, number of deaths, and completion times.

Theatre of Blood records[edit | edit source]

An official records page exists, which shows all-time global records, such as most completions by an individual and total Hardcore Ironman deaths within the theatre, as well as fastest completion times for each boss and the raid as a whole.

Music unlocked[edit | edit source]

Name Music track
Welcome to the Theatre
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Welcome to the Theatre
The Maiden's Sorrow
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The Maiden's Sorrow
The Maiden's Anger
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The Maiden's Anger
Welcome to my Nightmare
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Welcome to my Nightmare
The Nightmare Continues
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The Nightmare Continues
Dance of the Nylocas
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Dance of the Nylocas
Arachnids of Vampyrium
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Arachnids of Vampyrium
The Dark Beast Sotetseg
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The Dark Beast Sotetseg
Power of the Shadow Realm
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Power of the Shadow Realm
Predator Xarpus
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Predator Xarpus
Last King of the Yarasa
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Last King of the Yarasa
It's not over 'til...
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It's not over 'til...
The Fat Lady Sings
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The Fat Lady Sings
The Curtain Closes
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The Curtain Closes

Pre-release gallery[edit | edit source]

Work-in-progress[edit | edit source]

Models[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
21 June 2018 (update)
  • Raids now scale to four and three player teams
  • Resource chests now use a point system instead of giving random supplies
  • Nylocas room was shortened
  • Other minor tweaks regarding balance and QoL
6 September 2018 (update) Elite clue drop rate changed, as it was previously 1/750.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Theatre of Blood was first mentioned in game in the book The Tale of Serafina, found in the Myths' Guild Library.
  • The names for many of the monsters in the raid mostly come from Eastern and Southeastern European words:
Name Original word Meaning
Ver Sinhaza Vér Színháza Hungarian for "Blood Theater"
The Maiden of Sugadinti Sugadinti Lithuanian for "ruin"
Nylocas Nyolcas Hungarian for "eight"
Nylocas Athanatos ἀθάνατος
(transliterated as "athánatos")
Greek for "undying" or "immortal"
Nylocas Hagios
(transliterated as "ágios")
Greek for "holy" or "saintlike"
Nylocas Ischyros
(transliterated as "ischyrós")
Greek for "strong" or "mighty"
Nylocas Matomenos
(transliterated as "matoménos")
Greek for "bloody" or "bleeding"
Nylocas Toxobolos
(transliterated as "toxovólos")
Greek for "archery"
Nylocas Vasilias
(transliterated as "vasiliás")
Greek for "king"
Sotetseg Sötétség Hungarian for "darkness"
Yarasa
(the name of Xarpus's race)
Yarasa Turkish for "bat"
Verzik Vitur Vérzik Hungarian for "bleeding"
  • The release date for the Theatre of Blood was silently announced in an update on 3 May 2018 via a leaflet just north of the Ectofuntus, which displayed the following message when read:
The leaflet found north of the Ectofuntus.
Lady Verzik cordially invites you to the Theatre of Blood!
The greatest collection of powerful beasts are here for your entertainment.

Tickets available from June 7th!

  • The date was then changed to "Pentember 15th" after a player complaint of the leaflet not using the canonical in-game calendar.
  • Upon the release of the Theatre of Blood, there was a bug which would cause players to drop the item in the top right corner of their inventory on the floor upon death, if they were in possession of Dawnbringer. This bug was hotfixed within one hour of discovery.