Item Retrieval Service
Item Retrieval Services are in-game services offered outside of dangerous, instanced boss fights and other challenges. If a player dies during one of these activities, their items will be saved and made available to retrieve at a later time, usually after the player pays a certain fee. This system prevents the player from permanently losing items due to an instanced area ceasing to exist after the player dies. Any items stored at an Item Retrieval Service will be permanently lost should the player die anywhere in an unsafe death. Thus it is recommended that players retrieve their items as soon as possible if planning to continue dangerous activities. Dying in an activity with an Item Retrieval Service will let the player keep their three most valuable items (affected by skull and Protect Item) but not additional untradeable items, unlike standard deaths outside PvP scenarios.
Retrieval Fees can be paid using Death's Coffer. Fees will be first taken from the coffer and any remaining amount from your bank.
Item Retrieval Services are notably used by ultimate ironmen to store all of their items in lieu of a bank while performing activities with no risk of death, such as skilling.
Regular Item Retrieval Services[edit | edit source]
The following Item Retrieval Services are available at all times, once the player has unlocked the activity they are associated with.
|Zulrah||Priestess Zul-Gwenwynig||100,000||No cost is incurred for players with a Zulrah kill count of less than 50 (to not discourage learners). No cost is incurred for Ultimate Ironmen, despite their kill count.|
|Volcanic Mine||Petrified Pete||150|
|Grotesque Guardians||Magical Chest||50,000||Located outside the Roof Entrance unlocked by the Brittle key.|
|Theatre of Blood||Chest||100,000||Located north of Ver Sinhaza's bank.|
|Alchemical Hydra||Orrvor quo Maten||100,000|
|The Mimic||Strange casket||90,000|
|Hallowed Sepulchre||Mysterious Stranger||25,000|
Quest Item Retrieval Services[edit | edit source]
The following Item Retrieval Services are only available during certain quests, for specific boss fights or challenges.
|Dragon Slayer II||Torfinn||100,000||Retrieves items lost during the quest fight with Vorkath, as well as during any part of the final combat sequence against various dragons and Galvek.|
|A Taste of Hope||Chest||20,000||Retrieves items lost in the final fight with Ranis Drakan. Located in Ver Sinhaza's courtyard.|
|Sins of the Father||Veliaf Hurtz||50,000||Retrieves items lost in the final fight with Vanstrom Klause. Veliaf can be found at the Icyene Graveyard.|
|Song of the Elves||Rebel Scout||80,000||Retrieves items lost during the fight against Arianwyn, during the siege in the Underground Pass, the fight against Essylt, and the final fight against the Fragment of Seren.|
|The Fremennik Exiles||Brundt the Chieftain||50,000||Retrieves items lost during the fight against The Jormungand. Brundt can be found on the Island of Stone|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Item Retrieval Services are sometimes colloquially referred to as "Gravestones", both by players and Jagex Moderators. This is due to the resemblance the functionality of RuneScape's Gravestone system, which was added to the game in an update on 10 December 2007 (four months after the 10 August 2007 backup on which Old School RuneScape is based).