Steel key black is a key and reward from the Shades of Mort'ton minigame. To obtain it, the player must kill a riyl shade and then burn its remains on a pyre. Phrin shades will never generate this key as a reward. The key may be used to enter the Shade Catacombs and then open the correctly coloured chest. It will open a steel-framed chest with a black lock. This key can only be used to open doors up to steel within the tombs.

Possible rewards


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Studded chaps.png Studded chaps 1 Uncommon 327
Steel chainbody.png Steel chainbody 1 Uncommon 225
Steel kiteshield.png Steel kiteshield 1 Uncommon 265
Black med helm.png Black med helm 1 Uncommon 148
Mithril med helm.png Mithril med helm 1 Rare 275


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel warhammer.png Steel warhammer 1 Uncommon 144
Steel battleaxe.png Steel battleaxe 1 Uncommon 164
Black warhammer.png Black warhammer 1 Uncommon 332
Black scimitar.png Black scimitar 1 Uncommon 1,856
Black sword.png Black sword 1 Uncommon 178
Black longsword.png Black longsword 1 Uncommon 384
Black spear.png Black spear 1 Uncommon 136
Mithril mace.png Mithril mace 1 Uncommon 127
Mithril spear.png Mithril spear 1 Uncommon 272
Mithril sword.png Mithril sword 1 Uncommon 294
Adamant dagger.png Adamant dagger 1 Uncommon 272
Steel 2h sword.png Steel 2h sword 1 Rare 374


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Chaos rune.png Chaos rune Unknown Uncommon 89
Nature rune.png Nature rune Unknown Rare 217


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Emerald ring.png Emerald ring 1 Rare 679
Amulet of strength.png Amulet of strength 1 Rare 1,208


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250.png Coins 1–700 Common [1] Not sold
Swamp paste.png Swamp paste 15–30 Common [2] 1,215–2,430
Flamtaer bag.png Flamtaer bag 1 Uncommon Not sold
Willow logs.png Willow logs 10 Uncommon 190
Fine cloth.png Fine cloth 1 Rare 1,418
Adamantite bar.png Adamantite bar 1–3 Rare 1,904–5,712
Clue scroll (medium).png Clue scroll (medium) 1 Rare Not sold
  1. May be received in addition to any of the other rewards
  2. May be received from the bottom of the chest after the initial reward of treasure and/or coins

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