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Dr Jekyll

Jekyll and Hyde is a random event in which Dr Jekyll appears and urgently asks the player for help. If talked to, he requests an identified herb of the player. If the player has a herb in his or her inventory, he will take it and give them a potion, but if the player has no herbs he will give the player a Strength potion (2) before disappearing, saying he isn't safe with it.

Before the Optional Randoms & Goblins update, if ignored, Dr Jekyll would turn into Mr Hyde (level 14-159, depending on the player's Combat level) and attack the player with Melee. If killed, he would drop a potion, similar to if he was given a herb. However, sometimes he dropped an empty vial. Killing him could sometimes be more profitable than giving him a herb, as he could possibly drop a Super restore potion (4).

The list, which potion Dr Jekyll gave for the herb:

Dr Jekyll transforms

Dr Jekyll transforms into Mr Hyde.

Herb Potion
No herb Strength potion (2) 107
Guam leaf 22 Strength potion (4) 235 [1]
Marrentill 24 Antipoison (4) 218
Tarromin 158 Attack potion (4) 4 [1]
Harralander 698 Stat restore potion (4) 110
Ranarr weed 7,575 Energy potion (4) 414
Toadflax1,635 Defence potion (4) 296
Irit leaf 859 Agility potion (4) 917
Avantoe 1,973 Super attack potion (4) 164
Kwuarm 1,229 Super energy potion (4) 2,355
Snapdragon 8,745 Super strength potion (4)1,510
Cadantine 1,452 Super restore potion (4)10,368
Lantadyme 1,463 Super defence potion (4)586
Dwarf weed 457 Magic potion (4) 147
Torstol 8,226 Stamina potion (4) 8,471
Unidentified herb (will be ignored)
  1. 1.0 1.1 For Ranarr and above, the potion given is one level below the herb.

Trivia

  • The event is a direct reference to the mystery novel Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. It is about a doctor who created a potion, splitting himself into two distinct personalities. He existed as the kind, gentle Dr Jekyll, and the fearsome, malevolent Mr Hyde.
  • If a player were to receive this random event underwater, Jekyll would be wearing diving gear.

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