Old School RuneScape Wiki
Old School RuneScape Wiki

Black key Brown is a key and reward from the Shades of Mort'ton minigame. To obtain it, the player must kill either a riyl shade or a asyn shade and then burn its remains on a pyre. The key may be used to enter the Shade Catacombs and then open the correctly coloured chest. It will open a black-framed chest with a brown lock. This type of key can only open up to black doors within the tomb.

Possible rewards


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel plateskirt.png Steel plateskirt 1 Uncommon 387
Black chainbody.png Black chainbody 1 Uncommon 3,145
Black kiteshield.png Black kiteshield 1 Uncommon 973
Black sq shield.png Black sq shield 1 Uncommon 460
Black platelegs.png Black platelegs 1 Uncommon 1,298
Black plateskirt.png Black plateskirt 1 Uncommon 1,308
Black full helm.png Black full helm 1 Common 508
Mithril kiteshield.png Mithril kiteshield 1 Uncommon 1,044
Mithril sq shield.png Mithril sq shield 1 Uncommon 682
Mithril full helm.png Mithril full helm 1 Uncommon 676
Mithril platelegs.png Mithril platelegs 1 Rare 1,288
Mithril plateskirt.png Mithril plateskirt 1 Rare 1,272
Mithril chainbody.png Mithril chainbody 1 Uncommon 884
Adamant med helm.png Adamant med helm 1 Rare 938


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Staff of air.png Staff of air 1 Uncommon 1,620
Staff of water.png Staff of water 1 Uncommon 1,513
Staff of earth.png Staff of earth 1 Uncommon 1,415
Staff of fire.png Staff of fire 1 Uncommon 1,460
Mithril scimitar.png Mithril scimitar 1 Uncommon 386
Mithril 2h sword.png Mithril 2h sword 1 Rare 1,241
Mithril warhammer.png Mithril warhammer 1 Uncommon 691
Mithril battleaxe.png Mithril battleaxe 1 Uncommon 743
Mithril mace.png Mithril mace 1 Uncommon 127
Mithril longsword.png Mithril longsword 1 Uncommon 529
Adamant scimitar.png Adamant scimitar 1 Rare 1,349
Adamant mace.png Adamant mace 1 Uncommon 627
Adamant sword.png Adamant sword 1 Uncommon 999
Adamant axe.png Adamant axe 1 Uncommon 520
Black spear.png Black spear 1 Uncommon 136
Black battleaxe.png Black battleaxe 1 Uncommon 502
Black 2h sword.png Black 2h sword 1 Uncommon 909


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Nature rune.png Nature rune Unknown Uncommon 217
Death rune.png Death rune Unknown Rare 203


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Ruby ring.png Ruby ring 1 Rare 1,055
Amulet of magic.png Amulet of magic 1 Uncommon 619


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 1000.png Coins 1–1,000 Common [1] Not sold
Swamp paste.png Swamp paste 25–40 Common [2] 2,025–3,240
Fine cloth.png Fine cloth 1 Common 1,418
Flamtaer bag.png Flamtaer bag 1 Common Not sold
Willow logs.png Willow logs Unknown Uncommon 19
Yew logs.png Yew logs Unknown Rare 249
Clue scroll (medium).png Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare Not sold
Flamtaer hammer.png Flamtaer hammer 1 Rare 5,784
  1. May be received in addition to any of the other rewards
  2. May be received from the bottom of the chest after the initial reward of treasure and/or coins