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NOTE: This page contains spoilers for those who have not completed the Fur 'n Seek Wish List. If you have not completed the wish list, and do not want the ending to be spoiled, do not read further.

Odd Old Man
The odd old man with the bonesack.The odd old man after completing both wishlists.
Release date 10 April 2006 (Update)
Race Human
Members NPC? Yes
Quest NPC? Yes - Rag and Bone Man and Fur 'n' Seek
Location Silvarea
Sells items? No
Skill requirement? No
Quest requirement? No
Gender Male
Examine Before defeating the Skeletal Horror
That's a lot of bones on his back...
After defeating the Skeletal Horror
He's looking pretty fancy.
Notable features Strange bone collector.
Not to be confused with Mysterious Old Man, Weird Old Man, Strange Old Man, or the Wise Old Man.
Detailed view of the Odd Old Man.

The Odd Old Man (real name: Archibald Paldock) starts the Rag and Bone Man quest and, afterward, the Fur 'n' Seek quest. He collects bones, furs, teeth, and similar items for what was previously an unknown purpose. The bone sack on his back appears to talk to him and tell him what to say. He says he works for the Varrock museum, bringing stuffed creatures to put on display, but his phrasing suggests he is misleading the player, to hide the real reason why he wants these items. After completing the wish list from the Fur 'n' Seek quest, it is revealed that the old man had found the remains of a powerful, undead, mind-controlling Skeletal horror and carried them in the sack on his back for over 10 years. It is also revealed that he used the furs from Fur 'n' Seek to make himself a new outfit.

The Odd Old man gives you either a Bonesack or Ram skull helmet when you have completed the Rag and Bone Man quest, and enhances them after completion of the Fur 'n' Seek quest.


The Odd Old Man's current location. (click to enlarge)
  • His real name, Archibald Paldock is most likely a reference to Captain Haddock (whose full name is Archibald Haddock) from the comic series Tintin.
  • After completing the Wishlist following the Rag and Bone Man quest, the list will have "Non-chafing Manacles" written on it.
  • After completing the Wishlist following the Fur 'n' Seek quest, you may speak to the Odd Old Man to get an explanation about the non-chafing manacles.
  • Also after completing the Wishlist following the Fur 'n' Seek quest, the list will have "Nothing, actually" written on it.

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


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