Crystal chest
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Release date  22 September 2014 (Update) 

Members  Yes 
Quest  Plague's End 
Location  Prifddinas 
Examine  A crystal key can open it. 
The crystal key chest is a treasure chest located in Ivy Sophista's house in Taverley. A second chest is located in Prifddinas in the Iorwerth Clan district. The chests are locked and can only be opened by a crystal key. Attempting to open the chest without the crystal key yields the message: "This chest is securely locked shut." The crystal key is made up of a loop half of a key and a tooth half of a key; you can make the crystal key by using them with each other, or selecting the "Assemble" option.
Opening a crystal chest grants a variety of rewards, which always include an uncut dragonstone. The crystal chest in Prifddinas grants slightly better rewards than the Taverley chest. The crystal key sells for more than most of the rewards, making it generally more profitable to sell the key than to use it. The key is used once and disappears upon usage.
Rewards possibilitiesEdit
The chest loot always includes an uncut dragonstone, together with a random reward generated from 13 possible reward tables. Below are the values of the chest's contents, based on current Grand Exchange prices.
After an update, wearing a ring of wealth will increase your chances of getting a better drop.
It is only possible to obtain rune platelegs if you are a male character, and a rune plateskirt if you are female character.
Taverley chestEdit
Possibility 1  Fruit tree seedEdit
The expected value of Possibility 1 is 55,494, which is a profit/loss of 13,746 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Calquat tree seed  1  Common^{[1]}  12,223  
Papaya tree seed  1  Common^{[1]}  44,455  
Palm tree seed  1  Common^{[1]}  198,383 
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} ^{c} With Possibility 1, you are guaranteed to get either a calquat tree seed, a papaya tree seed or a palm tree seed. Both the calquat and papaya tree seed have a probability of 5:11 (45.45%), and the palm tree seed has a probability of 1:11 (9%).
Possibility 2  Lantadyme seedsEdit
The expected value of Possibility 2 is 14,370, which is a profit/loss of 27,378 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Lantadyme seed  2  Always  2,674 
Possibility 3  Grimy torstolsEdit
The expected value of Possibility 3 is 20,354, which is a profit/loss of 21,394 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Grimy torstol  2  Always  8,658 
Possibility 4  RunesEdit
The expected value of Possibility 4 is 130,896, which is a profit/loss of 89,148 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Law rune  50  Always  15,200  
Chaos rune  50  Always  3,650  
Cosmic rune  50  Always  18,550  
Death rune  50  Always  8,850  
Nature rune  50  Always  19,750  
Body rune  200  Always  7,400  
Mind rune  200  Always  3,600  
Earth rune  200  Always  3,400  
Air rune  200  Always  9,200  
Water rune  200  Always  3,800  
Fire rune  200  Always  25,800 
Possibility 5  Iron oreEdit
The expected value of Possibility 5 is 71,696, which is a profit/loss of 29,948 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Iron ore  200 (noted)  Always  60,000 
Possibility 6  CoalEdit
The expected value of Possibility 6 is 39,596, which is a profit/loss of 2,152 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Coal  150 (noted)  Always  27,900 
Possibility 7  Rune barsEdit
The expected value of Possibility 7 is 53,297, which is a profit/loss of 11,549 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Rune bar  3  Always  41,601 
Possibility 8  GemsEdit
The expected value of Possibility 8 is 33,299, which is a profit/loss of 8,449 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Uncut diamond  3  Always  12,996  
Uncut ruby  3  Always  8,607 
Possibility 9  Loop half of a keyEdit
The expected value of Possibility 9 is 44,293, which is a profit/loss of 2,545 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Loop half of a key  1  Always  17,597  
Coins  15,000  Always  15,000 
Possibility 10  Tooth half of a keyEdit
The expected value of Possibility 10 is 49,974, which is a profit/loss of 8,226 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Tooth half of a key  1  Always  23,278  
Coins  15,000  Always  15,000 
Possibility 11  Rune platebodyEdit
The expected value of Possibility 11 is 48,900, which is a profit/loss of 7,152 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Rune platebody  1  Always  37,204 
Possibility 12  Rune platelegs or plateskirtEdit
The expected value of Possibility 12 is 48,079 for male characters and 47,863 for female characters, which is a profit/loss of 6,331 for male characters and 6,115 for female characters, if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Rune platelegs  1  Common^{[1]}  36,383  
Rune plateskirt  1  Common^{[1]}  36,167 
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} With Possibility 12, you are guaranteed to get either a rune platelegs or rune plateskirt. Male characters will always receive a rune platelegs, while female characters will always receive a rune plateskirt.
Possibility 13  Dragonstone armourEdit
The expected value of Possibility 13 is 4,981,201, which is a profit/loss of 4,939,453 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
 Receiving this possibility is very rare, at a rate of 1/6801.^{[1]}
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Dragonstone helm  1  Common^{[2]}  3,959,707  
Dragonstone hauberk  1  Common^{[2]}  9,059,970  
Dragonstone greaves  1  Common^{[2]}  4,330,093  
Dragonstone gauntlets  1  Common^{[2]}  3,677,819  
Dragonstone boots  1  Common^{[2]}  3,819,938 
 ^ https://twitter.com/JagexTimbo/status/557600452150579200
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} ^{c} ^{d} ^{e} With Possibility 13, you are guaranteed to get exactly one piece of dragonstone armour. Each piece has the same probability of being received.
Prifddinas chestEdit
This chest was released with the first part of Prifddinas on 22 September 2014, and is located in the Iorwerth Manor against the south wall. It has an improved drop table over the chest in Taverley. While the Voice of Seren is active for the Iorwerth clan, the chest provides an increased chance of Prifddinasrelated items looted, including: corrupted ore, Crystal tree blossoms, and Crystal motherlode shards. At the least, the player should still wear a Ring of wealth when opening either crystal chest.
Possibility 1Edit
The expected value of Possibility 1 is 31,506, which is a profit/loss of 10,242 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Grimy lantadyme  5  Always  19,810  
Crystal tree blossom  1  Always  Not sold 
Possibility 2  Tree seedsEdit
The expected value of Possibility 2 is 271,399, which is a profit/loss of 229,651 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Yew seed  1  Common  44,003  
Papaya tree seed  1  Common  44,455  
Elder seed  1  Uncommon  171,245 
Possibility 3  Tooth half of a keyEdit
The expected value of Possibility 3 is 34,974, which is a profit/loss of 6,774 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Tooth half of a key  1  Always  23,278  
Crystal motherlode shard  10  Common  Not sold 
Possibility 4  Loop half of a keyEdit
The expected value of Possibility 4 is 29,293, which is a profit/loss of 12,455 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Loop half of a key  1  Always  17,597  
Crystal motherlode shard  10  Common  Not sold 
Possibility 5  Herb seedsEdit
The expected value of Possibility 5 is 18,680, which is a profit/loss of 23,068 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Dwarf weed seed  1  Common  1,078  
Torstol seed  2  Common  5,906 
Possibility 6  OresEdit
The expected value of Possibility 6 is 37,326, which is a profit/loss of 4,422 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Coal  80 (noted)  Always  14,880  
Adamantite ore  10 (noted)  Always  10,750  
Corrupted ore  50  Always  Not sold 
Possibility 7  Rune HalberdEdit
The expected value of Possibility 7 is 85,668, which is a profit/loss of 43,920 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Rune halberd  1  Always  73,972 
Possibility 8  Rune armourEdit
The expected value of Possibility 8 is 60,768, which is a profit/loss of 19,020 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Rune full helm  1  Always  18,924  
Rune kiteshield  1  Always  30,148 
Possibility 9  Rune platelegs or plateskirtEdit
The expected value of Possibility 9 is 48,079 for male characters and 47,863 for female characters, which is a profit/loss of 6,331 for male characters and 6,115 for female characters, if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Rune platelegs  1  Common^{[1]}  36,383  
Rune plateskirt  1  Common^{[1]}  36,167 
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} With Possibility 9, you are guaranteed to get either a rune platelegs or rune plateskirt. Male characters will always receive a rune platelegs, while female characters will always receive a rune plateskirt.
Possibility 10  Rune barsEdit
The expected value of Possibility 10 is 53,297, which is a profit/loss of 11,549 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Rune bar  3  Always  41,601 
Possibility 11  TalismansEdit
The expected value of Possibility 11 is 31,310, which is a profit/loss of 10,438 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Fire talisman  5 (noted)  Always  7,430  
Water talisman  2 (noted)  Always  12,184 
Possibility 12  Uncut gemsEdit
The expected value of Possibility 12 is 33,299, which is a profit/loss of 8,449 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Uncut diamond  3  Always  12,996  
Uncut ruby  3  Always  8,607 
Possibility 13  Dragonstone armourEdit
The expected value of Possibility 13 is 4,981,201, which is a profit/loss of 4,939,453 if buying the crystal key on the GE.
 Receiving this possibility is very rare, at a rate of 1/6801.^{[1]}
Item  Quantity  Rarity  GE price  

Uncut dragonstone  1  Always  11,696  
Dragonstone helm  1  Common^{[2]}  3,959,707  
Dragonstone hauberk  1  Common^{[2]}  9,059,970  
Dragonstone greaves  1  Common^{[2]}  4,330,093  
Dragonstone gauntlets  1  Common^{[2]}  3,677,819  
Dragonstone boots  1  Common^{[2]}  3,819,938 
 ^ https://twitter.com/JagexTimbo/status/557600452150579200
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} ^{c} ^{d} ^{e} With Possibility 13, you are guaranteed to get exactly one piece of dragonstone armour. Each piece has the same probability of being received.
ProbabilitiesEdit
Taverley chestEdit
 The probabilities in this section are an estimation based on the data of 1134 crystal chest loots on the Taverley chest, while wearing a ring of wealth.
Possibility  Percentage 

Possibility 1: Fruit tree seed  8.02%^{[1]} 
Possibility 2: Lantadyme seeds  9.61% 
Possibility 3: Grimy torstols  9.96% 
Possibility 4: Runes  7.5% 
Possibility 5: Iron ore  8.47% 
Possibility 6: Coal  9.17% 
Possibility 7: Rune bars  9.61% 
Possibility 8: Gems  9.61% 
Possibility 9: Loop half of a key  7.94% 
Possibility 10: Tooth half of a key  6.61% 
Possibility 11: Rune platebody  5.03% 
Possibility 12: Rune platelegs or plateskirt  8.47% 
Possibility 13: Dragonstone armour  < 0.01% 
 ^ The official RuneScape wiki lists the probability of receiving a calquat or papaya tree seed at 5:11 (45.45%) each and the probability of receiving a palm tree seed at 1:11 (9%). This data shows a probability of 49.45% for the calquat, 47.25% for the papaya, and 3.30% for the palm tree seed.
Using these probabilities, the expected average profit/loss, per crystal key, when looting the crystal chest is 7,306. Assuming you will receive whichever of the rune platelegs and rune plateskirt is worth more, and the crystal key is bought at GE price. This is excluding the possibility of receiving a dragonstone armour piece, as this possibility is much too rare to estimate with any acceptable accuracy.
TriviaEdit
 The crystal key chest was reworked on 11 June 2013 with the release of the Triskelion Treasures. Previous old drops, such as receiving 2,000 coins and a Spinach roll along with an Uncut dragonstone, were removed, and new ones were added, such as the Dragonstone armour.
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