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"The Theatre of Blood was created with one thing in mind, Lady Verzik's entertainment. She commanded her followers to create this challenge, in the hopes of watching many a willing citizen of Meiyerditch or travelling warrior perish" Do you have what it takes to defeat the Theatre of Blood? Are you the hero the Myreque need?


Towards the east of Gielinor, located within the Sanguinesti region, is Ver Sinhaza. Once the home of Queen Efaritay, it is now ruled over by Verzik Vitur, head of the Vitur family and one of the few true-born vampyres on Gielinor. For millennia, Lady Verzik has commanded an army of vampyres whom she has not only used to do her biddings, but also provide her with on-demand entertainment. It didn't take long before this became tiresome, and so she instructed her followers to create a gauntlet filled with some of the strongest warriors, creations and creatures. This is what we call today the Theatre of Blood.

The citizens of Meiyerditch often go to the Theatre to fight against the various experiments and abominations contained within, providing entertainment for the vampyres. To encourage them to do this, the vampyres promise them freedom if they survive. It's down to you to complete all its challenges and emerge as the victor.

The Basics

The Theatre of Blood is a linear progression raid challenge located in the Sanguinesti region, east of Meiyerditch, that emphasises on the need for teamwork. The Theatre can be accessed via a boat north of Port Phasmatys for a fee of 10,000 coins. Alternatively, you can walk there, but it's quite the journey and not something we'd recommend.

If you've completed A Taste of Hope, you can use Drakan's medallion to teleport directly to the Theatre.

There is no skilling involved within the Theatre, and all rooms are generated in the same order each time you enter. Throughout the raid, you'll have a few opportunities to receive a small amount of loot and supplies, but your success will heavily depend upon the equipment and supplies you take with you, alongside how well you can work together as a group.

The maximum group size allowed to enter the Theatre is 5, and has been balanced for group sizes of 3-5 players. There are multiple challenge rooms that contain difficult to defeat monsters, bosses and creations, that eventually lead up to a final epic boss challenge like nothing ever seen in Old School RuneScape.

To help you muster your forces, you can use the recruitment board to form your own party, advertise it to others and manage its members.

The board allows you to browse the list of available parties, see who's in them and what their stats are, and Apply to join. The leader of the party can choose to Accept or Reject you; rejection blocks you from re-applying unless the party leader clicks their 'Unblock' button or blocks too many more players.

The Theatre of Blood has a unique wiping system. Dying in a challenge room means you as an individual must sit out the rest of that room whilst your team carries on - this state is known as Purgatory. Once the room has been completed, you will leave Purgatory and will be able to re-join your group for the rest of the raid. If a 'full wipe' occurs, for example the whole team dies, the raid is failed completely and you must restart from the beginning. A failed raid is not considered safe and any lost items will go into the gravestone system, like that of Torfinn's, with a gold fee of 100k required to retrieve them.

Whilst a single death during a challenge room doesn't end the raid, any death within the Theatre of Blood will cause a Hardcore Ironman to lose their status, reverting them to a regular Ironman, even if the player is redeemed from Purgatory at the end of the wave.

The number of deaths incurred will reduce the quality and quantity of your loot, including your chances of obtaining a unique reward, an Elite clue scroll and the pet. These rewards will only be awarded after killing Lady Verzik, the final boss of the raid. In order to maximise your potential loot, you'd be wise to ensure all party members are participating

You'll find that once you're within the Theatre, normal teleports will not work. In order to escape the clutches of Lady Verzik and her many creations, you'll need to purchase a rather unique teleportation device from the Mysterious Stranger who can be found lurking outside of the Theatre's entrance.

Logging out whilst in an encounter will be treated as a death, including the loss of HCIM status, so be sure to only start an encounter you intend to finish. Upon logging back in, the game will attempt to put you back with your party. If it successfully realigns you with your party, you will be placed into Purgatory as though you'd died in the fight, and you'll stay there until your other party-members finish that encounter. If the game cannot find your party to realign you on login, such as because the party disbanded or moved on in your absence, you will undergo a full death with item loss as though the party had failed; this is so that players cannot log out to avoid the fate of their party.

Logging out whilst outside of an encounter, such as in the Theatre's corridors outside the combat areas, will be considered safe. Upon logging back in, the game will attempt to put you back with your party to let you carry on the raid; if it is unable to find your party, you will be returned safely to the lobby outside the Theatre.

Spectating

The Theatre entrance offers an option for spectating other parties, for those of you not already in a party. Players may name a player who they'd like to observe (including players who are spectators themselves) or may select "Recent Party" which will show them a party that formed recently.

These options are also available from Abigaila, a Morytanian refugee who hangs out at the Grand Exchange and lives in Lumbridge (renting the upstairs of the general store). She also serves to explain Morytania and the Theatre to players who are unfamiliar with the lore.

In order to spectate, a player must be free from poison or disease, have an empty inventory and nothing equipped.

Spectators are placed in a sort of viewing gallery built into the scenery, and will be teleported from room to room as the party advances through the waves.

Those of you not wishing to see the chat of spectators whilst battling through the Theatre may find it beneficial to change your Public Chat settings to filter it out.