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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) 141
Guam leaf 20 Strength potion (4) 279 [1]
Marrentill 27 Antipoison (4) 165
Tarromin 187 Attack potion (4) 7 [1]
Harralander 673 Stat restore potion (4) 84
Ranarr weed 8,124 Energy potion (4) 430
Toadflax2,058 Defence potion (4) 266
Irit leaf 876 Agility potion (4) 325
Avantoe 1,966 Super attack potion (4) 215
Kwuarm 1,265 Super energy potion (4) 2,358
Snapdragon 9,988 Super strength potion (4)1,140
Cadantine 1,611 Super restore potion (4)11,748
Lantadyme 1,483 Super defence potion (4)624
Dwarf weed 572 Magic potion (4) 110
Torstol 7,504 Stamina potion (4) 5,104
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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