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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Wave complete
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.pngSerafina's Diary
  2. The butcher.pngThe Butcher
  3. Arachnids of vampyrium.pngArachnids of Vampyrium
  4. The shadow realm.pngThe Shadow Realm
  5. The wild hunt.pngThe Wild Hunt
  6. Verzik vitur - patient record.pngVerzik 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 Message (Theatre of Blood) 1 Always [1] Not sold
Cabbage.png Cabbage 1 Always [1] 17
Wine of zamorak.png Wine of zamorak 27–57 Uncommon 54,675–115,425
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe 2–4 Uncommon 49,198–98,396
Rune platebody.png Rune platebody 2–4 Uncommon 77,222–154,444
Rune chainbody.png Rune chainbody 2–4 Uncommon 59,230–118,460
Palm tree seed 5.png Palm tree seed 1–3 Uncommon 50,994–152,982
Yew seed 5.png Yew seed 1–3 Uncommon 103,414–310,242
Magic seed 5.png Magic seed 1–3 Uncommon 195,867–587,601
Mahogany seed 5.png Mahogany seed 5–11 Uncommon 30,190–66,418
Molten glass.png Molten glass 167–234 Uncommon 34,402–48,204
Vial of blood.png Vial of blood 31–60 Uncommon 104,904–203,040
Death rune.png Death rune 306–595 Uncommon 73,746–143,395
Blood rune.png Blood rune 414–600 Uncommon 115,092–166,800
Swamp tar.png Swamp tar 367–585 Uncommon 5,872–9,360
Potato cactus.png Potato cactus 42–57 Uncommon 28,098–38,133
Battlestaff.png Battlestaff 11–17 Uncommon 90,596–140,012
Adamantite ore.png Adamantite ore 94–150 Uncommon 109,040–174,000
Runite ore.png Runite ore 53–72 Uncommon 587,876–798,624
Coal.png Coal 374–595 Uncommon 78,166–124,355
Gold ore.png Gold ore 250–348 Uncommon 89,750–124,932
Grimy ranarr weed.png Grimy ranarr weed 23–27 Uncommon 179,124–210,276
Grimy toadflax.png Grimy toadflax 28–39 Uncommon 44,324–61,737
Grimy irit leaf.png Grimy irit leaf 26–55 Uncommon 23,816–50,380
Grimy avantoe.png Grimy avantoe 19–35 Uncommon 32,832–60,480
Grimy kwuarm.png Grimy kwuarm 28–48 Uncommon 37,072–63,552
Grimy dwarf weed.png Grimy dwarf weed 19–48 Uncommon 14,231–35,952
Grimy snapdragon.png Grimy snapdragon 20–34 Uncommon 172,960–294,032
Grimy cadantine.png Grimy cadantine 31–49 Uncommon 47,833–75,607
Grimy lantadyme.png Grimy lantadyme 11–24 Uncommon 12,661–27,624
Grimy torstol.png Grimy torstol 15–22 Uncommon 145,710–213,708
  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 Avernic defender hilt 1 Rare 125,995,141
Ghrazi rapier.png Ghrazi rapier 1 Rare 283,020,185
Sanguinesti staff (uncharged).png Sanguinesti staff (uncharged) 1 Rare 143,932,468
Scythe of vitur (uncharged).png Scythe of vitur (uncharged) 1 Rare 1,304,256,552
Justiciar faceguard.png Justiciar faceguard 1 Rare 44,992,547
Justiciar chestguard.png Justiciar chestguard 1 Rare 29,782,021
Justiciar legguards.png Justiciar legguards 1 Rare 36,478,877

Tertiary rewards[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Clue scroll (elite).png Clue scroll (elite) 1 Common Not sold
Lil' zik.png 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 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.