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Pyre logs may be used during the Shades of Mort'ton minigame to cremate the remains of both Loar and Phrin shades. They require level 5 Firemaking to light and grant 50 Firemaking experience when used to cremate a shade.


To make pyre logs, players must first obtain some sacred oil. Sacred oil may be purchased from other players or made during the Shades of Mort'ton minigame or the Shades of Mort'ton quest. To create the oil, players need to purchase normal olive oil from Razmire Keelgan's store in Mort'ton and then help to restore the temple that lies to the north of the town. Once the temple is rebuilt, players may light the altar in the centre of the temple and use their olive oil on the fire. This converts the ordinary olive oil into sacred oil.

Once the sacred oil has been obtained, players will need to use it upon some logs. Different types of logs use a different number of doses of sacred oil. After application of the Sacred Oil, the logs become that log type's version of pyre logs.

Doses of sacred oil used in creation of pyre logs
Log type Pyre logs made Doses of sacred oil Firemaking XP
Logs Pyre logs 2 12
Oak logs Oak pyre logs 2 12
Willow logs Willow pyre logs 3 12
Teak logs Teak pyre logs 3 14
Arctic pine logs Arctic pine pyre logs 3 14
Maple logs Maple pyre logs 3 14
Mahogany logs Mahogany pyre logs 3 14
Yew logs Yew pyre logs 4 16
Magic logs Magic pyre logs 4 16
Redwood logs Redwood pyre logs 4 16


Once a player has obtained the normal pyre logs they may use them, along with a set of shade remains (Loar/Phrin), upon one of the numerous funeral pyres located to the south-west of Mort'ton's centre. If the player has a tinderbox in their inventory they may then light the pyre and, by doing so, release the spirit of the shade.

The player will see an animation of the shade's spirit floating up, away from the pyre, and then either a key or a stack of coins will appear on the pedestal nearby. The type and level of the key is dependant on which shade remains the player has burnt, with higher level shades leaving higher level keys. Players may then collect the reward and continue with the minigame.