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1.0 - Introduction

Mort Myre's southern border has been breached. Adventurers have discovered a windy path, to a strangely isolated town, by the name of Mort'ton. Reports have come in that the towns-people are afflicted, with some awful disease. Prior to being allowed access to the Mort'ton dungeon, and stores, you must first prove yourself, by completing the Shades Of Mort'ton quest. At the end of the quest, make a serum 208 and use it on the shopkeeper, so he will no longer be afflicted to you (although he may appear afflicted after applying the serum 208, you can still speak with him).

Once you have completed the quest, you are able to build the temple (must have a team of people), buy supplies from the general store, and access the dungeon. Delving to the far corners of the cave, will reveal to you higher level shadows; not to mention higher level chests. Some of these chests will contain 'fine cloths' which are used in the creation of a magical defensive armour; Splitbark. Firstly however, you will require some keys!



2.0 - Location

It is necessary to begin shade burning on world 77, the official world, as there are very few people rebuilding the temple on other worlds.

Morytania is fairly easy to access once you have completed the Priest in Peril, Nature Spirit, Ghosts Ahoy, and In Search of the Myreque quests. The first two quests above allow you to walk from Varrock, whilst the last two allow you to teleport to Port Phasmatys. The pathways are shown below.

Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of the Route from Varrock to Mort'tonZybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of the Route from the Ectofuntus Using the Shortcut Under the Bar


3.0 - The Process
What to bring
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of What to Bring to Burn Shades

This is an ideal inventory of what you should be bringing to Mort'ton.

You can bring sharks if you would like to, but lobsters are fine. A fire staff and some nature runes are optional, if you wish to High Alchemize the items you obtain from some of the chests. A filled druid pouch is also optional, if you have to walk through Mort Myre swamp to get to Mort'ton.

Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of the City of Mort'ton

Loar Shades (level-40) are scattered throughout Mort'ton; kill a few of these, and collect their remains. Go to the general store, and buy some olive oils (2 doses per regular and oak log). Head over to the temple. If it's being rebuilt by some players, light the torch in the middle (provides 100 fm xp), and use the olive oil with the fire, to make sacred oil.

Now grab any type of log, and use the sacred oil on it; this makes it a 'pyre' log. Head off to a funeral pyre, and use one log on it followed by the shade remains. Use your tinderbox to light the log, then watch as the spirit rises, and leaves an item on the stand at the front of the pyre. If the spirit leaves a bronze key of any color, you can enter the dungeon.

Once you're in the dungeon, kill a few Phrin shades (level-60), and collect their remains. Go back outside, and repeat the process above, except replace the Loar remains with Phrin remains, and light the pyre with either normal pyre log, oak log or higher. A normal log will work too, but it will drop bronze keys sometimes.

The further you delve into the dungeon, the higher level the shades become. Killing higher level shades, and attaining their remains, will allow you to access higher-level chests, with better items. Don't waste time making too many steel or bronze keys.

The below table shows all the shades, the log type required, the amount of sacred oil needed, and the firemaking and prayer XP given:

Picture From... Log Type Oil Dosage Firemaking level Firemaking XP Prayer XP
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Loar Remains Loar shade (level-40) Any log 2 1 60 25
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Phrin Remains Phrin shade (level-60) Oak Log + (Normal Log works, but drops bronze keys sometimes) 2 15 70 37.5
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Riyl Remains Riyl shade (level-80) Willow log + 3 30 100 61
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Asyn Remains Asyn shade (level-100) Yew log + 4 65 255 79.5
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Fiyr Remains Fiyr shade (level-120) Magic log 4 80 404.5 100



4.0 - The Chests

The keys to open these chests, come in Bronze, Steel, Black, and Silver. Each key-type has a colored handle of either crimson, brown, red, crimson, black, or purple. The table below shows the chest-type and possible loot.

Picture Chest Type Possible Loot
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Bronze Chest Bronze 8-164gp + an item: Black axe; Black dagger; Black dagger (p); Black mace; Clue scroll (level-1); Gold bar; Magic staff; Mithril dagger; Mithril dagger (p); Silver bar; Silver bar (3); Steel axe; Steel long; Steel mace; Steel med; Steel scimitar; steel spear; steel spear (p).
Items with no Gp: Black spear; Amulet of defence; sapphire ring; Gold bar; Gold bar (s); Mithril bar (3); Silver bar (3); Chaos runes (10; 11; 15; 17; 26; 29); Swamp paste.
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Steel Chest Steel 12-358gp + an item: Adamant dagger; Adamant dagger (p); Black long; Black med helm; Black scimitar; Black warhammer; Clue scroll (level-1); Fine cloth; Mithril mace; Mithril spear; Mithril spear (p); Mithril sword; Steel battle; Steel chain; Steel warhammer; Studded chaps; Willow logs (9; 14).
Items with no Gp: Adamant bar x3; Flamtaer Hammer; Black warhammer; Emerald ring; Steel 2h; Amulet of strength; Nature runes (12; 17; 19; 22; 24; 27; 28); chaos runes (11; 12; 13; 14; 24; 25; 26); Swamp paste.
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Black Chest Black 26-543gp + an item: Adamant axe; Adamant mace; Black battle; Black chain; Black large; Black kite; Black skirt; Black spear; Black square; Clue scroll (level-2); Staff of fire; Amulet of magic; Mithril large; Mithril long; Mithril scimitar; Mithril square; Mithril warhammer; Steel skirt; Yew logs (8); Fine cloth.
Items with no Gp: Adamant scimitar; Adamant sword; Black 2h; Black kite; Black legs; Black skirt; Mithril 2h; Mithril battle; Mithril kite; Mithril square; Ruby ring; Steel plate; Death runes (13; 16; 18; 23); Nature runes (14; 15; 17; 24); Swamp paste; Flamtaer Hammer; Fine cloth.
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Silver Chest Silver 69-2,113gp + an item: Adamant battle; Adamant large; Adamant legs; Adamant long; Adamant spear; Adamant spear (p); Adamant square; Adamant warhammer; Black spear; Black plate; Clue scroll (level-3); Fine cloth; Mithril skirt; Amulet of power; Death runes (12; 16); Blood runes (12).
Items with no Gp: Adamant 2h; Adamant kite; Adamant plate; Flamtaer hammer; Mithril plate; Rune chain; Rune med; Rune scimitar; Rune sword; Blood runes (23); Swamp paste.



5.0 - Fine Cloth

Fine cloth is used in the making of Splitbark armour - the only magical attack and defence armour in the game.
For each piece of fine cloth, you will need one piece of bark; as well as a certain amount of money. At level 45 woodcut, you can chop hollow trees, in the Morytanian Haunted Woods.

The table below shows the Splitbark armours' stats, as well as the bark, fine cloth, and money required to make each individual piece.

Splitbark armour
Zybez RuneScape Helps image of a Splitbark armour set Picture Name Cost Requirements Stats
Zybez RuneScape Helps Screenshot of a Splitbark Helmet Splitbark helmet 2 fine cloth
2 bark
6,000gp
40 magic and 40 defence Attack Bonus Stab: +0; Slash: +0; Crush: +0; Magic: +2; Ranged: -2
Defence Bonus Stab: +10; Slash: +9; Crush: +11; Magic: +3; Ranged: +0
Other Bonus Strength: +0; Prayer: +0
Zybez RuneScape Helps Screenshot of a Splitbark Body Splitbark body 4 fine cloth
4 bark
37,000gp
40 magic and 40 defence Attack Bonus Stab: +0; Slash: +0; Crush: +0; Magic: +8; Ranged: -10
Defence Bonus Stab: +35; Slash: +25; Crush: +42; Magic: +15; Ranged: +0
Other Bonus Strength: +0; Prayer: +0
Zybez RuneScape Helps Screenshot of Splitbark Legs Splitbark legs 3 fine cloth
3 bark
32,000gp
40 magic and 40 defence Attack Bonus Stab: +0; Slash: +0; Crush: +0; Magic: +7; Ranged: -6
Defence Bonus Stab: +22; Slash: +20; Crush: +24; Magic: +10; Ranged: +0
Other Bonus Strength: +0; Prayer: +0
Zybez RuneScape Helps Screenshot of Splitbark Gauntlets Splitbark gauntlets 1 fine cloth
1 bark
1,000gp
40 magic and 40 defence Attack Bonus Stab: +0; Slash: +0; Crush: +0; Magic: +1; Ranged: -1
Defence Bonus Stab: +3; Slash: +2; Crush: +4; Magic: +2; Ranged: +0
Other Bonus Strength: +0; Prayer +0
Zybez RuneScape Helps Screenshot of Splitbark Boots Splitbark boots 1 fine cloth
1 bark
1,000gp
40 magic and 40 defence Attack Bonus Stab: +0; Slash: +0; Crush: +0; Magic: +1; Ranged: -1
Defence Bonus Stab: +3; Slash: +2; Crush: +4; Magic: +2; Ranged: +0
Other Bonus Strength: +0; Prayer +0
Full Set 11 fine cloth, 11 bark 77,000gp



6.0 - Strategy

Whether you are burning shades to gain prayer experience, items, or just for fun you will need to be efficient; and to be efficient you need a good strategy. Below are great ways to help maximize the results during your shade burning experience.

Start off with taking as much money as you wish to spend on buying olive oil. Once you've bought 26, use them on each other until you have them in 4 doses. Repeat until you have 26 vials of oil (in 4 doses). Make your way to world 2 or world 77, and head to the Temple. Sometimes, you may have to wait for someone else to light the fire, but if you don't want to, you can take a tinderbox to light the fire yourself. Sanctify the 26 vials of olive oil by using them with the flame, and teleport using your Ectophial to the Ectofuntus. Bank in Port Phasmatys (or south of Mort'ton if you have completed the In Aid of the Myreque quest), then repeat the whole process, until you have as many vials of Sacred oil as you want.

Your next step is to make pyre logs by using the Sacred Oil on the type of log you wish to burn. Once you finish it, you may now withdraw the pyre logs, and make your way to Mort'ton. You get various kinds of metal keys from burning shade remains, which are used to unlock chests. The higher the type of key, the better the rewards you can get from the appropriate chest. If you want to clear space in your inventory, you can sell some of the items you receive to the General Store, which buys items at Low Alchemy prices.



7.0 - Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why is there nobody rebuilding the temple on my world?

A: Not many people choose to burn shades, but the official world, world 77, usually has enough players building it to make it possible to burn shades.

Author: Ben_Goten78 and Perfect Darkness

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