|Release date||31 October 2005 (Update)|
|Quest item?||Rum Deal, Rocking Out|
|High Alch||0 coins|
|Low Alch||0 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Examine||A sinister looking squid.|
Karamthulus can be used in addition to Sluglings to make Unsanitary swill. After the quest, any Karamthulhus remaining in inventory will disappear, and an attempt to fish for them triggers the response, "You have no need to do that any more."
Previously, if you tried to use an alchemy spell on it you would get the message, "You cannot cast alchemy on your follower!"
Dropping monsters Edit
|Zombie pirate||70; 72||1||Uncommon|
Rocking Out questEdit
- Using the Catch option: You catch the Karamthulhu and take the key it is holding.
- Examine: "Lord of the blue abyss."
- Karamthulhu is a portmanteau of Karambwan and Cthulhu, a fictional squid god and character in many of H. P. Lovecraft's stories. Because of this, there are many ways to pronounce the "...thulhu" of Karamthulhu's name, from (Kig-Hoo-Loo) to (KLOO-loo). H.P. Lovecraft himself wrote many of the pronunciations, which seemed to vary from story to story. It wasn't until after his death that the pronunciation (K-THOO-loo) was popularized.
- A glitch was discovered involving Summoning a Karamthulhu on 12 January 2008, before Summoning's release. When you died with a Karamthulhu, it would briefly appear as an NPC. The glitch was fixed the same day. The glitch had apparently been around since the Rum Deal quest was released. This had been mentioned on a Summoning Development Diary that they knew this glitch was in the game, but not many players had found it, or paid any attention to it.