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Karamjan rum is the local drink of Karamja. It can be bought from Karamja Wines, Spirits, and Beers shop on Karamja for 30 coins. Members can use the rum on a piece of silk for a cleaning cloth, which is used to remove poison and paints from weapons. Drinking the rum lowers Attack by four, raises Strength by three, and heals 5 hitpoints. Prior to certain updates, players could not drink the rum at all. This item will always be lost upon death even if it is the only thing in inventory.

Smuggling Karamjan rum off Karamja and giving it to Redbeard Frank is the primary focus of the Pirate's Treasure quest. It plays a smaller role in the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest, where it needs to be combined with sliced banana to create a special banana rum requested by Tinsay. Note that if a player does not slice the banana before placing it in the bottle, they will in fact place the entire banana in it and receive the amusing line, "You stuff the banana in the neck of the bottle. You begin to wonder why." This makes the rum into a useless item that can neither be drunk nor used.

Actions that will destroy Karamjan rum

Karamjan rum is extremely difficult to remove from Karamja. If in inventory when a player attempts to sail off the island, the Customs officer will confiscate it. While a player can charm the Customs officer into not doing so while wearing the Ring of charos (a), the player will still not be able to get it off the island as they dance for joy and the rum falls out of their backpack. Attempting to take the rum on the ogre boat results in the ogre kids saying that Rantz told them that rum is bad. If a player attempts to teleport with the rum in inventory or use a Spirit Tree, the rum bottles will instantly break (The same happens when attempting to enter a POH portal). When using the ship west of Shilo Village, you get the message: During the trip you lose your rum to a sailor in a game of dice. Better luck next time!

Nor can a player bring the rum to the bank in Shilo Village or Tzhaar. A monkey will steal the rum if a player attempts to take the Shilo Village cart system from Brimhaven to Shilo Village, and if a player tries to climb over the broken cart outside the village, they will drop the rum. The high temperatures in the volcano around Tzhaar will make the bottles explode and the player will lose the item. While this used to damage the players, it was used in a scam, so Jagex responded by simply making the rum disappear. Upon disappearance, players receive a message in the chatbox, "Why is the rum gone?" This is a humorous reference to Pirates of the Caribbean.

Using the Gnome gliders will result in the captain fooling the player and stealing the rum from the player. Nor can rum be banked via Rionasta's parcel service by using trading sticks.

Smuggling Karamjan rum

There is one known method to remove Karamjan rum from the island. The method used during Pirate's Treasure, where players must first obtain a job at the local Banana plantation, use the rum with the banana box, then fill the box with bananas and retrieve it in Port Sarim. This can only be done during the quest.  Other ways to smuggle the rum which does not involve this include Pack Yaks & Winter Storage Scrolls, which can be used to smuggle the Rum. (Confirmed 5th August, 2009). Another way is to get the first rum smuggled by the banana crates. Pick up the rum in Port Sarim and drop it near the ships to Karamja. Then, quickly go back to Karamja and buy another rum to stash in the banana crates. Go back to Port Sarim and quickly pick up the dropped rum. To do this, you need to have enough money for the trips to and from Karamja and for the rum. Also have enough bananas ready to stash in the crates. When you talk to Redbeard Frank to give him the rum, drop one and then give him the other. Pick up the dropped rum.

The charter ships, bananas in rum, and telegrabbing from within Shilo village (leaving the rum outside the fence) no longer work. Attempting to use Imp-in-a-box to bank the rum will result in the imp saying "Don't you know? You can get into trouble for giving alcohol to minors, and I'm pretty small, it has to be said".

You can take Karamjan rum by adding banana slices to it then teleporting via cabbage patch ring. You can't drink it but at least you have the famous Karamja rum!

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This article uses material from the "Karamjan rum" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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