A steel key brown is a key and reward from the Shades of Mort'ton minigame. To obtain it, the player must kill either a phrin shade or a riyl shade and then burn its remains on a pyre. 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 brown lock. If you lose your key, you will have to earn it again by playing the minigame. This type of key can only be used to open doors up to steel within the tombs.

Possible rewards


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Studded chaps Studded chaps 1 Uncommon 369
Steel chainbody Steel chainbody 1 Uncommon 225
Steel kiteshield Steel kiteshield 1 Uncommon 245
Black med helm Black med helm 1 Uncommon 299
Mithril med helm Mithril med helm 1 Rare 298


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Steel warhammer Steel warhammer 1 Uncommon 161
Steel battleaxe Steel battleaxe 1 Uncommon 129
Black warhammer Black warhammer 1 Uncommon 332
Black scimitar Black scimitar 1 Uncommon 1,447
Black sword Black sword 1 Uncommon 250
Black longsword Black longsword 1 Uncommon 326
Black spear Black spear 1 Uncommon 139
Mithril mace Mithril mace 1 Uncommon 163
Mithril spear Mithril spear 1 Uncommon 280
Mithril sword Mithril sword 1 Uncommon 306
Adamant dagger Adamant dagger 1 Uncommon 234
Steel 2h sword Steel 2h sword 1 Rare 328


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Chaos rune Chaos rune Unknown Uncommon 78
Nature rune Nature rune Unknown Rare 290


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Emerald ring Emerald ring 1 Rare 631
Amulet of strength Amulet of strength 1 Rare 1,165


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250 Coins 1–700 Common [1] Not sold
Swamp paste Swamp paste 15–30 Common [2] 1,785–3,570
Flamtaer bag Flamtaer bag 1 Uncommon Not sold
Willow logs Willow logs 10 Uncommon 120
Fine cloth Fine cloth 1 Rare 1,376
Adamantite bar Adamantite bar 1–3 Rare 2,034–6,102
Clue scroll (medium) 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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