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This article is about the NPCs in player-owned houses. For other uses, see Servant (disambiguation).

A Servant is an NPC that players can hire for various services in their player-owned house. There are seven different servants, each having a higher Construction level requirement and offering better services than the last.

Hiring a servantEdit

Players can hire a servant at the Servants' Guild, which is located north of the marketplace in East Ardougne. All five servants wander inside the building except for the servant you have hired. Before hiring any servant, the player must meet three requirements:

  • The player must have the required Construction level.
  • The player's house must have at least two bedrooms with beds constructed in each one. If one of the beds is removed, then the servant will not become present again until the bed is rebuilt and the player exits and re-enters the house.
  • The player must not have a servant already hired. If you want to switch servants, you must fire your current servant by talking to him or her in your house before going to the Servants' Guild.

Types of servantsEdit

Servant Construction-icon
level
Cost
(after Love Story)
Food served Sawmill Capacity Trip
Rick chathead Rick 20 500 coins
(375 coins)
Shrimps No 6 items 60s
Queen's Guard chathead Royal Guard 20 500 coins
(375 coins)
Shrimps No 6 items 60s
Maid chathead Maid 25 1,000 coins
(750 coins)
Stew No 10 items 30s
Cook (servant) chathead Cook 30 3,000 coins
(2,250 coins)
Pineapple pizza Yes 16 items 17s
Butler chathead Butler 40 5,000 coins
(3,750 coins)
Chocolate cake Yes 20 items 12s
Demon butler chathead Demon butler 50 10,000 coins
(7,500 coins)
Curry Yes 26 items 7s
Mind-controlled monkey butler chathead Monkey butler 50 Free Banana Yes 26 items 7s

ServicesEdit

The services provided by servants can be cosmetic or vital resources for training Construction efficiently. All of the servants have the same basic services, but the main difference is that the higher-level servants have larger inventories and quicker response times. All of the servants can:

In addition, the cook, butler, demon butler, and mind-controlled monkey butler can take logs to the sawmill for conversion into planks. You can use noted logs, but the servant must first un-note them and upon returning to you with the un-noted logs, instead of being automatically deposited to your inventory, you have the option of having them take them directly to the sawmill.

PaymentEdit

The costs of a servant may seem expensive for low level players, but for serious trainers and high level players, servants are well worth the money. After completion of the Love Story quest, servant prices are 25% cheaper. When the servant asks for payment, you can pay with money in your backpack, money pouch or bank.

After using a servant's paid services seven times, players will be asked to pay the wage after making tea or serving dinner for 4 or more people. At this point the payment can be made or denied. After using a servant's paid services eight times, players are required to either pay or fire him or her. The servant cannot be used for anything else before the payment is made; the servant will temporarily keep the items and will not give them until the player pays. Any items that the servant is holding will be deposited in the bank if you leave the house or if the servant is fired.

The asking of payment can be toggled to not appear when the payment is made. In this case, the money is automatically taken from your bakcpack, money pouch or bank whenever it is needed.

TriviaEdit

  • In May 2009, the servant's summoning via the bell pull was changed. Prior to this, the servant would appear nearby and then walk to the player's location. This would sometimes result in a path resolution glitch where the servant got "trapped" behind an object. The short-lived "fix" made the servant spawn in the same place the player was standing and "walk out of the player". This was changed shortly after implementation, and the servants now spawn the old way, but with a more robust pathfinding algorithm.

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