ScapeRune is a parallel realm to RuneScape, which formerly housed the "Evil Bob" random event. It can currently be accessed using the fairy ring code CIS. It is ruled by Evil Bob, and in this world cats keep humans as pets. Evil Bob suggests that there is a counterpart to RuneScape's Evil Chicken in ScapeRune named "Cheery Old Chicken".
Players may visit and leave the island anytime through fairy ring code CIS. Before the random events were removed, players were accosted by Evil Bob, the evil twin of Bob the Jagex Cat. With a "meow" from Evil Bob and a "No... what? Nooooooooooooo!" from the player, you would arrive at Evil Bob's island. If you shouted "Aaaarrrrgh!" instead, you arrived in a prison. After teleporting to ScapeRune, a message in the chat window would state "Welcome to ScapeRune". On returning, a second message appears in the chat window that says "Welcome back to RuneScape."
Players had to catch the correct "fishlike thing" as told by the Servant and use the uncooking pot to make it raw. They then had to talk to Bob and he would eat it if it was caught from the correct area.
If the fish was caught from an incorrect area, Bob would eat it, then say it is disgusting. Each time you fed Bob an incorrect fish, it would take one more fish to get him to fall asleep, and you must keep going to the slave and catching fish to uncook and feed to Bob. For example, if you fed Bob one incorrect fish, it would take 2 correct fish to get him to fall asleep. Making 2 mistakes would require 3 fish to lull him to sleep, and so on.
When the fish had been consumed, Bob fell asleep and the player must escape through the portal.
Today the island can be accessed via fairy ring, and players are free to feed Evil Bob as many fish-like things as you please, and leave at any time.
If you used a cooked fish on the uncooking pot you will get the message "Your Uncooking skill must be at least level <random level> before you can do that." and then "Wait, you don't even have an uncooking skill!" Using a raw fish on the pot will result in "This is already raw".
Originally, on getting to the island, the player was only able to speak cat and required an "amulet of manspeak" from a chest in order to talk to the slaves. While this was an example of Jagex humour based on the amulet of catspeak, it was not obvious to players who knew nothing about cats. Now, if you ask Evil Bob how he can talk to you, he'll tell you that he is wearing an amulet of humanspeak. This change is merely a simplification of the event.
Originally four fish (of the correct variety) were required to leave, which was later reduced to two.
Evil Bob could also teleport players to a prison, where they had to speak to Prison Pete in order to discover how to escape. To escape, players had to pull a lever that would tell them which type of Balloon Animal to pop in order to find a key. The animals were randomly selected, and the same one can be picked twice.
There appears to be a total of 21 balloon animals. Every animal contains a prison key, but players must pop the correct one in order to open the barrier. If you popped a wrong one, you would have to try again, and you restarted with needing three keys. After getting three correct keys, you were free to escape with Prison Pete, and you would be returned to where they were and rewarded a Random event gift.
The prison is most likely the opposite of the Party Room in Falador. The floor designs are the same, the map layout of the immediate areas are similar, both areas involve bursting balloons and pulling levers, and they both contain an NPC with "Pete" in his name. When the Party Room was located in Seer's Village, the architecture of the prison also resembled Seer's Village, changing to look like Falador when the Party Room was moved.
- If a player attempts to uncook a burnt fish, they will get a message that it cannot be unburned in the uncooking pot. Your character will also say, "It was worth a shot, right?"
- After Evil Bob fell asleep, if a player talked to the slave the player had the option to say, "But I love you!" - to which the slave replied, "Our love can never be, sweet username." This was a reference to the Shakespeare tragedy Romeo and Juliet. However, only male characters have this option.
- A player's lines to Evil Bob "I'm not a prisoner, I'm a free man" and "Be seeing you!" were references to the 1960s British TV drama, The Prisoner, where the hero was held by unknown powers and had a catch phrase "I am not a number, I am a free man". Additionally, other references to this TV show could be found when asking Evil Bob, "What's it all about?" A player would also say, "I will not make any deals with you. I'm a human. I will not be pushed, numbered, meowed at, teleported or enslaved. My life is my own." In the beginning of the TV series, the Prisoner said, "I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered. My life is my own."
- King Awowogei of Ape Atoll references ScapeRune in a Postbag from the Hedge, proclaiming, "Curse you all, curse you all to ScapeRune!" This is in reference to the line "Damn you! Damn you all to hell!" from the film Planet of the Apes.
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