Mercenaries are NPCs found by the entrance to the Theatre of Blood. According to Safalaan, they were hired by King Roald under the mercenary protocol enacted during Darkness of Hallowvale. Players speak to them during the quest A Taste of Hope, and sometime during the events of the quest, they enter the Theatre in an attempt to complete it.
The fate of the three mercenaries can be seen within the Theatre. The mage is killed by the Pestilent Bloat, the ranger is trapped by the Nylocas and the warrior has been beheaded and thrown from the tower by Xarpus.
- Player: What are you doing here?
- Mercenary: We're getting ready to test our mettle in the Theatre. Most people go in alone but if we do it as a team, we should have no problem.
- Player: Well good luck with that.
- The mercenaries are featured in the promotional Theatre of Blood artwork.
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The Maiden's Sorrow • The Maiden's Anger • Welcome to my Nightmare • The Nightmare Continues • Dance of the Nylocas • Arachnids of Vampyrium • The Dark Beast Sotetseg • Power of the Shadow Realm • Predator Xarpus • Last King of the Yarasa • It's not over 'til... • The Fat Lady Sings • The Curtain Closes