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Castaways are non-player characters that can be found in the Arc by finding a message in a bottle and using the treasure map contained in the bottle to locate the castaway. Progress of which castaways the player has found can be seen in the Arc Journal. Finding all the castaways unlocks the [Name] the Castaway title.

Once a message in a bottle is found and when a player has walked near its spawn location when it was visible[1] it will always be visible, unless the message in the bottle or its treasure map is in the player's bank or inventory. The castaways are marked as found in the Arc Journal after actually interacting with them on their islands.

Different bottles are available on different days, with the available bottles changing at daily reset (00:00 UTC) and the bottles appear on the same day for everyone.[2] Each bottle has a unique cycle[3], becoming visible once every few days. The cycle is a cycle of one day for the first bottle, two days for the second bottle, three days for third bottle, etc.

Castaways

Read the above for detailed information as to why bottles can appear on other days.

Castaway Island Message Treasure map Bottle location Visibility
Milky Joel Milky Joel Milky Bay Message in a bottle (Milky Bay) Treasure map (Milky Bay) Found on the south-east end of the beach in Waiko.
Message in a bottle (Milky Bay) location
This message in a bottle is currently visible. (wrong?)
One-Eyed Willy chathead One-Eyed Willy The Goon Docks Message in a bottle (The Goon Docks) Treasure map (The Goon Docks) Found floating in the sea near the docks on the south-eastern pier on Whale's Maw, west of The Whaler.
Message in a bottle (The Goon Docks) location
This message in a bottle was last visible 1 day ago on 22 October. It will be visible again in 1 day on 24 October. (wrong?)
Manti Claws chathead Manti Claws Christmas Island Message in a bottle (Christmas Island) Treasure map (Christmas Island) Found within the Spirit Realm of Aminishi on the western beach, below where the Aminishi moai resides before being transplanted during the Head of the Family miniquest.
Message in a bottle (Christmas Island) location
This message in a bottle was last visible 2 days ago on 21 October. It will be visible again in 1 day on 24 October. (wrong?)
Swabbie Steve chathead Swabbie Steve The Island Which May or May Not Have Monkeys on It Message in a bottle (The Island Which May or May Not Have Monkeys on It) Treasure map (The Island Which May or May Not Have Monkeys on It) Found on Aminishi. It is located on the south-east beach and south of the campfire
Message in a bottle (The Island Which May or May Not Have Monkeys on It) location
This message in a bottle was last visible 1 day ago on 22 October. It will be visible again in 3 days on 26 October. (wrong?)
TzHaar-Ga'al-Knot chathead TzHaar-Ga'al-Knot Springbreak Island Message in a bottle (Springbreak Island) Treasure map (Springbreak Island) Found on the north-west beach of Waiko, north-west of Rosie.
Message in a bottle (Springbreak Island) location
This message in a bottle was last visible 2 days ago on 21 October. It will be visible again in 3 days on 26 October. (wrong?)
Cannonballhead chathead The Cannonballs Cannonball Run Message in a bottle (Cannonball Run) Treasure map (Cannonball Run) Found on the southern shore of Cyclosis, south-east of the positive energy wisp.
Message in a bottle (Cannonball Run) location
This message in a bottle was last visible 5 days ago on 18 October. It will be visible again in 1 day on 24 October. (wrong?)
Azalea Oakheart chathead Azalea Oakheart Eisetes Cretor Message in a bottle (Eisetes Cretor) Treasure map (Eisetes Cretor) Found on the northern shore of the first island in The Islands That Once Were Turtles network, by a mushroom cluster.
Message in a bottle (Eisetes Cretor) location
This message in a bottle was last visible 5 days ago on 18 October. It will be visible again in 2 days on 25 October. (wrong?)
Harley chathead Harley The Hamlet Message in a bottle (The Hamlet) Treasure map (The Hamlet) Found on the southern shore of the second island in The Islands That Once Were Turtles network, by the tortle portal to the third island.
Message in a bottle (The Hamlet) location
This message in a bottle was last visible 5 days ago on 18 October. It will be visible again in 3 days on 26 October. (wrong?)
Squick chathead Squick Quis-land Message in a bottle (Quis-land) Treasure map (Quis-land) Found on the west side of the third island in The Islands That Once Were Turtles, underneath the south-western rocks, western side.
Message in a bottle (Quis-land) location
This message in a bottle was last visible 2 days ago on 21 October. It will be visible again in 7 days on 30 October. (wrong?)
Salmon Ella chathead Salmon Ella Agar Atoll Message in a bottle (Agar Atoll) Treasure map (Agar Atoll) Found next to the southern dock exit on Goshima.
Message in a bottle (Agar Atoll) location
This message in a bottle was last visible 7 days ago on 16 October. It will be visible again in 3 days on 26 October. (wrong?)

Trivia

  • It is possible for every castaways' message to sync, all becoming visible on the same day, once every 2,520 days. The next date this will occur is 9 November 2022; runedate 7560.

References

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Rowley's Twitter account. 18 November 2016. Mod Rowley: "You don't need to have picked it up, merely walked near enough to where it spawns. If that, it appears and stays."
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Rowley's Twitter account. 15 November 2016. Mod Rowley: "The 24-hr period of time in which they can be discovered is the same for everyone, yes. based on UTC/game time."
  3. ^ Jagex. Mod Orion's Twitter account. 16 November 2016. Mod Orion: "It would be wrong of me to not resolve your query by telling you that you're not incorrect."

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