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One of the rainbows a player may find while searching for Rainbow strands.

Gilbert's Colours was an event that took place in Old School RuneScape as a promotion of LGBT inclusivity.

Players started the event by speaking to Gilbert, a leprechaun found in the Lumbridge Castle courtyard. Gilbert would request the player to gather six strands of colours from rainbows found throughout Gielinor. Each colour represents a specific meaning based on the rainbow flag in real-life.

Once the player gives Gilbert all six strands, he rewarded players with the rainbow scarf.


Colour Riddle Location Real-life meaning
Red rainbow strand.png Red "South of my magical location, I see life! New adventurers and baldness rife." South of the Wizards' Tower. Life
Orange rainbow strand.png Orange "Beside me now, a person of healing. Those who test their luck, find this place appealing." East of the Duel Arena bank. Healing
Yellow rainbow strand.png Yellow "On my face; shining sunlight. South of a dwarf whom redberries delight." The southern point of Mudskipper Point. Sunlight
Green rainbow strand.png Green "Lush natures and trees are to the east. The Green strand... no orange! No, blue! No, red! Green! Argh! There's so much bickering in this area it's hard to pinpoint its location..." The entrance of the Goblin Village. Nature
Blue rainbow strand.png Blue "In this area, there's a silent and artistic harmony... Ironically, north west, wizards kill newcomers effortlessly." In the rams' pen, south of Varrock. Serenity
Purple rainbow strand.png Purple "The knights in this area, are full of Saradomin's spirit. On the top of this fortress, when I yell - all hear it!" On the top floor of the White Knights' Castle, just upstairs of Sir Amik Varze. Spirit


  • Gilbert's Colours was a very controversial event. Upon announcement of the event on Mod Wolf's Twitter account, it had many mixed opinions in the Old School RuneScape community, so much so that it received outside media coverage.[1]


  1. Leif Johnson. "'Runescape' Is Having a Pride Event, and Players Plan on Rioting." 7 June, 2017. Motherboard Forums.