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A Court summons is an item that is needed for the Court Cases Distraction and Diversion. They can only be obtained if the player does not have an active court case, does not already have a court summons and has completed King's Ransom.

Reading the court summons will inform the player of which case has been assigned to them. Players looking for specific court summons can destroy unwanted summons in order to allow another to drop. This can be useful for players looking for specific rewards, although it may be faster to complete the case, ensuring it doesn't drop again.

Party Pete Summons

The interface of a Court summons.


Court summons can be obtained through a variety of means:

Monster dropEdit

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For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Aberrant spectre72; 781Very rare
Abyssal demon981Rare
Abyssal demon (elite)1071Rare
Adamant dragon1161Uncommon
Armoured zombie 42; 46; 84; 86; 911Very rare
Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp)541Very rare
Bandit (Pollnivneach)531Very rare
Black dragon1001Very rare
Chaos Elemental3051Very rare
Chaos dwogre92; 981Rare
Dagannoth Prime3031Rare
Dagannoth Rex3031Rare
Dagannoth Supreme3031Rare
Dark beast1051Very rare
Dark beast (elite)1141Very rare
Desert strykewyrm1031Rare
Dust devil851Very rare
Dust devil (elite)951Very rare
Exiled kalphite marauder98; 1071Very rare
Fire giant851Very rare
Frost dragon1121Rare
Ganodermic beast1121Very rare
Ghostly warrior611Very rare
Gnome (monster)60; 62; 641Very rare
Gnome child11Very rare
Gnome woman421Very rare
Gorak74; 951Rare
Green dragon631Very rare
Hill giant441Uncommon
Ice strykewyrm1061Very rare
Iron dragon981Very rare
Jungle strykewyrm931Very rare
Kalphite Guardian721Very rare
King Black Dragon2761Rare
Knight of Ardougne 33; 53; 851Uncommon
Lesser demon701Rare
Living rock striker921Very rare
Magical chestN/A1Varies
Mature grotworm981Very rare
Moss giant 28; 51; 611Very rare
Mountain troll751Rare
Nechryael (elite)1061Rare
Nex10011Very rare
Ork statue711Very rare
Rock (monster)881Unknown
Rock lobster1001Very rare


The following table outlines monsters that can yield a court summons if pickpocketed. This is not a complete list.

Monster Name Combat level Thieving Level Location
Al-Kharid warrior 26 25 Al Kharid, inside the palace.
Warrior Woman 43 25 Ardougne and Varrock Castle
Knight of Ardougne 76 55 Ardougne market and Ardougne Castle
Paladin 70 70 Ardougne market and Ardougne Castle
Gnome 60, 62, 64 75 Tree Gnome Stronghold, Tree Gnome Village (city), and Battlefield of Khazard
Hero 74 80 Ardougne market
Dwarf trader None 90 Trade Octagon

Recommended methodsEdit

  • Hill giants can be killed quickly for mid to high level players, and drop court summons relatively often. They have many spawn points to the south of Edgeville dungeon and in the Edgeville Dungeon resource dungeon.
  • Dwarven instinct aura. Often within an hour one can open 5-6 chests. In that hour, one often contains a court summons (as of the recent update).
  • Al-Kharid warriors have the most common pickpocket chance. Most players (depending on Thieving level) will obtain a court summons within 5 to 45 minutes of pickpocketing. Remember to equip a bow without arrows or a Sculpting chisel to prevent attacking. One warrior in the east room respawns in a place where he can be trapped to make for faster pickpocketing. Low level players often train on warriors, making it difficult to pickpocket continuously. This problem can be avoided by using the high total level servers.
  • Warrior women may be a better choice or even Knights of Ardougne because they can be trapped in the nearby houses. (If your thieving level is 70+, it is recommended to pickpocket Knights of Ardougne, you will normally average a court summons around every 6k of gold, or around 120 successful pickpockets, but sometimes it takes much longer.)
  • Buy caskets from the G.E. You can only buy 100 caskets at a time. Most players will get 1+ court summons out of 100 caskets. This is the fastest method and will only take a few minutes. However, this will cost about 257,400 coins. The inclusion of dragonstone armour as a possible result of opening the crystal chest has greatly increased the value of crystal key halves, which in turn has greatly increased individual casket value as players attempt to obtain key halves from caskets.


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