Watchman (random event)

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Random eventDraynor Bank Robbery
Watchman (historical).png
Released29 March 2004 (Update)
RemovalJuly - October 2006 (Update unknown)
Combat levelVarious
ExamineThe strong arm of the law.
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Attack styleMelee
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The Watchman was a random event that appeared during Thieving, similar to other guardian events such as the Rock golem. His level differed depending on the player's combat level. The Watchman would say "(Player's Name), you are under arrest!" before attacking. He was removed in a hidden update during 2006 due to players' complaints about being killed too quickly when pickpocketing at a low life point level and wearing no armour. As a result, he has never been present in Old School RuneScape.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
29 March 2004

The NPC was permanently added with the launch of RuneScape 2.

2 February 2004

The NPC was added to the RuneScape 2 Beta.

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Random eventDraynor Bank Robbery
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Watchman (Draynor Bank Robbery) (historical).png
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Watchman (Draynor Bank Robbery) (historical).png
29 March 2004 –
10 April 2006
23 August 2005 –
10 April 2006
10 April 2006 –
July-October 2006
10 April 2006 –
6-13 November 2006

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There was a bug in free worlds where if the player tried to steal from a stall (such as the tea stall) in south-east Varrock, a watchman would appear. He would attack and the player could fight him. He would not drop any member items on free to play worlds.
  • In the Draynor Bank's security recording of the Draynor Bank Robbery, a Watchman appeared but was killed quickly by the Wise Old Man. When the watchman was discontinued, the watchman in the video footage was replaced by the Pillory Guard, even though the bank robbery was an event that had supposedly happened before the Pillory Guard existed.