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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) 170
Guam leaf 14 Strength potion (4) 310 [1]
Marrentill 22 Antipoison (4) 213
Tarromin 135 Attack potion (4) 8 [1]
Harralander 540 Stat restore potion (4) 146
Ranarr weed 10,480 Energy potion (4) 333
Toadflax1,916 Defence potion (4) 265
Irit leaf 806 Agility potion (4) 498
Avantoe 1,630 Super attack potion (4) 201
Kwuarm 1,298 Super energy potion (4) 2,375
Snapdragon 10,980 Super strength potion (4)1,568
Cadantine 1,506 Super restore potion (4)14,464
Lantadyme 1,462 Super defence potion (4)681
Dwarf weed 523 Magic potion (4) 93
Torstol 7,956 Stamina potion (4) 6,249
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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