A skeleton is a framework that supports a body. In animals, a skeleton is made up of bones. The human skeleton has come to represent an image macabre in nature when pertained to popular culture.
A human skeleton lives inside Count von Count's castle, attached the wall. It appears in the framing sequence of Elmo Says BOO!, identified by Count von Count as the same fellow who sang "Bones" with him.
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Skeletons are so common throughout Norrath, it's pretty wasteful to spend much time studying them. The good thing about skeletons, though, is that they are so numerous that studying them is a breeze.
"Skeletons" by Trinni Mellosius -- Taking them apart and putting them together.
If there's a graveyard, there'll be skeletons. The question is, what kind? The best way to figure out what you'll encounter in any given graveyard is to look at what's alive in the area. That's because skeletons are simply reanimated dead. That puts skeletons into the category known as "undead," which includes creatures such as ghosts, ghouls and zombies.
Pretty much every living creature has a skeleton. The nice thing about skeletons is that you can see everything you need to know about your enemy at a glance. Is it carrying a concealed weapon? That's mighty hard to do when you don't have any skin to hide it behind!
Let's take a look at orc skeletons as an example. Once you are familiar with skeletons, you'll know about the living orcs, too. Seeing them from the inside out gives you the advantage in battle -- you will already know where the living orcs are vulnerable and tender.
First, look at the orc skeleton's skull. It is thicker at the front top than it is on the temples or at the back. That means you'll want to attack them from the side whenever possible to knock them unconscious. Although...it's hard to say that an undead creature actually has a conscious state even without you coshing it on the head.
The skeleton's neck is thin and much more vulnerable to a slashing attack. This is not always true of living creatures which may protect their soft fleshy bits with studded collars and coifs. The motto for the novice hunter is: look before you slash. If it's covered, see what is left wide-open, and redirect your attack appropriately.
Many skeletons wield the same weaponry as they would in life. If the animated undead was a magic user, you can be assured that its skeletal counterpart is also a magic user. In this case, it's handy to study the living creature instead to better know what damage skeletal creature is capable of doing.
For the most part, skeletons are fairly solitary. They will however band together from their separate funereal plots to do whatever thing a particular sorcery has called them to life to do. Or undead. It's hard to know what to call them since they are clearly not alive, but aren't necessarily dead!
Occasionally, skeletons are found beyond graveyards. You can find them haunting areas where they existed in life. For example, you can see any number of skeletons in places like Stormhold. These skeletons are likely bound to the last place their living self remembers and need to be re-killed in order to die. Except they're already dead, which means you can't kill them. Hmm. Anyway.
When you come across a skeleton and you don't recognize what sort of creature it might once have been, imagine it covered in fat. Often, we're surprised by how scrawny a skeleton is and forget that something like a giant may be big in the bone department, but lack some of the width its layer of skin and fat would cover. Keep in mind that not everything has a skeleton. You'd feel pretty foolish telling someone you were fighting a Coldwind octopus skeleton, now, wouldn't you?That's all I know about skeletons. Hopefully, you'll find this information useful. If not, go do your own study on skeletons. It'll be easy; they're everywhere!
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|Release date||4 January 2001 (Update unknown) edit|
|Combat level||(13 Restless ghost) 21-142|
|Slayer level||Level 1|
|Immune to poison?||No|
|Weakness||Crush, Crumble Undead, Salve amulet (e)|
|Always drops||Bones (Big bones for giant skeleton)|
|Examine text||"Could do with gaining a few pounds." or "It looks just a bit... underfed."|
Skeletons are undead monsters found in various locations across RuneScape. Being an undead monster, it is highly vulnerable to the Crumble Undead spell. It is also weak against crush attacks. A Salve amulet (e) provides considerable boosts to Strength and accuracy against the undead Skeletons. Most follow the god Zamorak, but not all. Giant skeletons are found in at least two locations. Level 80 giant skeletons are found in the Shadow Dungeon, which is accessible with a Ring of visibility during and after the Desert Treasure quest. Level 100 giant skeletons are found in the Lair of Tarn Razorlor (dungeon), which is accessible during and after The Lair of Tarn Razorlor miniquest. The examine text for the level 100 asks the question whether this creature is a 'giant skeleton' or a 'skeleton of a giant', suggesting this undead creature may originate from human or giant remains. (However, the size of creature suggests 'giant skeleton' is the case, as it is smaller than any known giant.)
While doing The Restless Ghost quest, a level 13 Skeleton warlock will appear when the player picks up the ghost's skull. It has 18 hitpoints and a max hit of 2. Also, a mysterious skeleton is said to have been spotted around RuneScape before the 2008 Hallowe'en event.
When skeletons are given as a slayer task, besides skeletons and giant skeletons, most creatures with 'skeleton' or 'skeletal' in their names can be slain for the assignment. These include:
Skeleton guards in the dungeons of player-owned houses, however, cannot be included in a skeleton slayer task.
|13||Wizards' Tower basement, Restless ghost quest only|
|21||Edgeville Dungeon, Varrock Sewers|
|22||Crandor and Karamja Dungeon, Digsite Dungeon, Draynor Manor, Draynor Sewers, Edgeville Dungeon, Melzar's Maze, Ogre Enclave, Taverley Dungeon, Wilderness levels 1-6 north of Edgeville|
|25||Crandor, Crandor and Karamja Dungeon, Draynor Sewers, Edgeville Dungeon, Steel MineTaverley Dungeon, Varrock Sewers , Wilderness Agility Course|
|28, 31, 38, 40||Dungeon of Catolax's Tomb in Smoking Kills quest|
|42||Lair of Tarn Razorlor (dungeon)|
|45||Crandor and Karamja Dungeon, Edgeville Dungeon in low-level Wilderness, Temple of Ikov (dungeon), Waterfall Dungeon, Yanille Agility dungeon|
|53||Dungeon of Catolax's Tomb in Smoking Kills quest|
|59||Lair of Tarn Razorlor (dungeon)|
|60||Stronghold of Security level 4|
|63||Lair of Tarn Razorlor (dungeon)|
|68||Stronghold of Security level 4|
|72||Lair of Tarn Razorlor (dungeon)|
|77||Barrows, Chaos Tunnels, Lair of Tarn Razorlor (dungeon)|
|80||Giant skeleton, Shadow Dungeon|
|81||Lair of Tarn Razorlor (dungeon)|
|87||Lair of Tarn Razorlor (dungeon)|
|94, 97||Ruins of Ullek|
|100||Giant skeleton, Lair of Tarn Razorlor (dungeon)|
|108, 115, 120, 140||Ruins of Ullek|
|142||Ape Atoll Dungeon (Skeleton appears to that of a monkey or ape)|
Many skeleton locations are far from banks. For players wishing to slay skeletons and bank their drops, consider the following:
Skeletons are one of the 'races' who have lesser champions in the Champions' Challenge minigame. To fight the Skeleton Champion, the player must kill skeletons until one drops a Champion scroll, which is a very rare drop.
0 - 1%
Represents 90% confidence range, based on a sample of 1,682 kills.
1 charm is dropped at once.
Please add to the log (only if fifty or more creatures killed)
Skeletons are just dead creature's skeletons that have been animated by necromancy.
|Betrayed Wraith||3500||4200||--||--||0-302 gp, 0-1 Onyx Arrow, 0-4 Platinum Coins, 0-5 Sniper Arrows, 0-2 Orichalcum Pearls, Demonic Essence, Soul Orb, Concentrated Demonic Blood, Mind Stone, Battle Hammer, Double Axe, Fishbone, Morning Star, Small Diamond, Spike Sword (semi-rare), Great Mana Potion (rare), Death Ring (rare), Skull Helmet (rare), Bloody Edge (very rare), Amulet of Loss (very rare), Golden Figurine (very rare), Unholy Bone.|
|Bonebeast||580||515||--||--||0-90 gp, Skull, Bone, Big Bone, Bone Club, Bone Shield, Plate Armor (semi-rare), Health Potion (semi-rare), Bony Tail (semi-rare), Green Mushroom (rare), Hardened Bone (rare), Bonebeast Trophy (very rare).|
|Demon Skeleton||240||400||620||620||0-50 gp, Torch, 0-3 Throwing Star, Battle Hammer, Battle Shield, Iron Helmet, Demonic Skeletal Hand, Mysterious Fetish (rare), Mana Potion (rare), Mind Stone (rare), Guardian Shield (very rare).|
|Dreadbeast||250||800||--||800||0-80 gps, Big Bone, Skull (rare), Bone, Plate Armor (rare), Green Mushroom (very rare), Hardened Bone (very rare), Bone Club (semi-rare), Bone Shield (rare), Health Potion (very rare).|
|Lost Soul||4000||5800||--||--||0-320 gp, 0-3 Platinum Coins, Torch, 0-2 Rotten Meat, Blank Rune, Bone, Legion Helmet, Soul Orb, Plate Armor, Scale Armor, Steel Helmet, Demonic Essence, Silver Goblet, 1-2 Rusty Armor (Rare) (Semi-Rare), Titan Axe (Semi-Rare), Great Mana Potion (rare), Ruby Necklace (rare), Death Ring (rare), Skeleton Decoration (rare), Key Ring (rare), Stone Skin Amulet (rare), Skull Staff (rare), Amulet of Loss (very rare), Unholy Bone.|
|Pirate Skeleton||85||190||--||--||0-25 gp, Skull, Big Bone, Short Sword, Sword, Bone Club, Spooky Blue Eye.|
|Skeleton||35||50||300||300||0-10 gp, Bag, 0-2 Torches, Bone, Brass Shield, Hatchet, Mace, Viking Helmet (Semi-rare), Sword (Semi-rare).|
|Skeleton Warrior||45||65||350||350||0-15 gp, Bone, Torch, Sword, Mace, Brass Shield, 0-3 White Mushroom, Brown Mushroom (Semi-Rare).|
|Undead Dragon||7200||8350||--||--||0-300gp, 0-6 Power Bolts, 0-10 Onyx Arrows, 0-5 Platinum Coins, Blank Rune, Broadsword, Death Ring, Demonic Essence, Golden Mug, Soul Orb, Torn Book, Great Health Potion, Unholy Bone, Dragonbone Staff (semi-rare), Knight Armor (semi-rare), Life Crystal (semi-rare), Hardened Bone (rare), Rusty Armor (Rare) (rare), Underworld Rod (rare), Gold Ingot (rare), Royal Helmet (rare), War Axe (rare), Dragon Scale Mail (very rare), Golden Armor (very rare), Skull Helmet (very rare), Divine Plate (very rare).|
|Undead Gladiator||800||1000||--||--||0-150 gp, 0-2 Meat, 0-18 Throwing Star, Hunting Spear, Scimitar, Brass Legs, Plate Armor, Plate Legs, Brass Armor, Protection Amulet, Two Handed Sword, Broken Gladiator Shield, Stealth Ring (semi-rare), Belted Cape (semi-rare), Dark Helmet (semi-rare), Crusader Helmet (rare), Health Potion (rare), Knight Axe (rare), Beastslayer Axe (very rare), Warrior's Sweat (very rare), Mercenary Sword (very rare), Glorious Axe (very rare).|
|Undead Mine Worker||45||65||435||?||0-9 gp, 0-3 White Mushroom, Bone, Brown Mushroom, Mace, Sword.|
|Undead Minion||550||850||--||620||0-39+ gp, Blank Rune, Battle Hammer, Battle Shield, Surprise Bag (Blue), Guardian Shield (rare), Surprise Bag (Red) (very rare).|
|Bones||3750||9500||--||--||0-4 Platinum Coins, 0-200 Gold Coins, 0-2 Small Sapphires, 0-3 Surprise Bag (blue), Surprise Bag (red), Soul Orb, Skull Helmet, Demonic Essence, Life Crystal, Magic Plate Armor, Death Ring (rare).|
|Dracola||11,000||16,200?||--||--||0-210 gp, 0-3 Platinum Coin, Dark Armor, Life Crystal, Great Health Potion, Hardened Bone, Soul Orb, Demonic Essence, Skull Helmet, Reaper's Axe (very rare), Dracola's Eye (always).|
|Deathbringer||5100||10000||--||--||Nothing. It turns into ashes that vanishes quickly afterwards.|
|Slim||580||1025||--||--||Nothing. It turns into ashes that vanishes quickly afterwards.|