|Release date||Unknown edit|
|Examine||A very strange old man.|
|Notable features||Random event character|
While his origin is unknown, it was alluded to in a Letter to Saradomin that he is a wizard practicing the magic of Summoning, though the only magic he has demonstrated to players thus far, teleportation, is not to be confused with it. Summoning is the using of powerful spiritual energies to anchor mighty and unique creatures from other planes into Gielinor, whereas teleportation is simply to pass through the Abyss using RuneScape's magic to another destination instantaneously.
Sometimes the man will appear and send players into a maze. Players who quickly find their way to the centre of the maze will be given a prize and be teleported back to where they originally were. The faster they are, the better the prize. There are chests throughout the maze which have items inside and time can be spent to search for them but the final prize is a lot larger. Also, the man follows you all around the maze telling you which doors don't take you to the centre of the maze when you try to open them, and serving the same purpose as a Deposit Box during the event when you talk to him, so you can deposit items that you get from the chests or that you had in your inventory before being teleported to the maze. That way you will have enough space for the items you get from the chests or from the final prize.
The Mysterious Old Man will also sometimes appear and transport players to the Mime, Pinball and Surprise Exam! events. In the Pinball event he appears to be its master, while the other events are controlled (coordinated) by other characters, such as the Mime or Mr. Mordaut.
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The Mysterious Old Man used to give players a Mystery box. If opened, a simple question of matching the number/shape to the shape/number on the box will be given and if answered correctly, a mystery prize will be given (usually coins or gems). If the question is answered incorrectly, another mystery box will appear. Over time, if box has not been opened, the box will multiply and eventually fill a player's inventory. The maximum number of boxes are player can have at any given time is 28, 1 in each free inventory slot and then all the rest in the final box slot. It cannot be dropped and if attempted to; the original box will stay and another will appear in the player's inventory. Attempting to bank the box or perform Low or High Level Alchemy on it will also cause it to duplicate. Only the original mystery box contains a prize. Many players complain about this random event because it gives bad rewards and consumes time. This random event seems to be the most common in RuneScape.
The box may contain
The Mysterious Old Man would appear but not talk to players. When players spoke to him he would reward them with a random item, wave, then teleport away. Players who failed to talk to him got teleported to a random location and all notable items in their inventory were noted.
Bee-keeper • Cap'n Arnav's Chest • Certer • Drill Demon • Evil Bob • Evil Twin • Freaky Forester • Kiss the frog • Gravedigger • Lost and Found • Maze • Mime • Pillory • Pinball • Prison Pete • Quiz Master • Sandwich lady • Surprise Exam
Big fish • Candlelight • Dr. Ford • Drunken Dwarf • Ent • Evil Chicken • Exploding rock • Jekyll and Hyde • Lost Pirate • Poison Gas • Rick Turpentine • Rock Golem • Security Guard • Shade • Strange plant • Swarm • Tangle Vine • Tree spirit • Watchman • Whirlpool • Zombie