|Release date||31 October 2005 (Update)|
|No. of banks||None|
|No. of altars||None|
|No. of obelisks||None|
|Teleportation||Pirate spell sheet, Big Book o' Piracy|
|Music||Aye Car Rum Ba|
|Inhabitants||Humans and Zombies|
Braindeath Island is the location for the Rum Deal quest and can only be accessed after starting Rum Deal. It also features in the Rocking Out and Pieces of Hate quests and is the only location of Fever Spiders, which can be assigned as Slayer tasks. Players can talk to Pirate Pete at the dock outside and north of Port Phasmatys to get a lift to the island. The island isn't shown on the RuneScape World Map surface, although its climate and culture suggest it is somewhere in the Eastern Sea. To find it on the world map, you must choose Braindeath Island from the drop-down menu, or choose the dungeon icon in Port Phasmatys.
Braindeath Island houses a brewery which is the main producer of Braindeath 'Rum'. The 'rum' is then shipped to other nearby islands, such as Mos Le'Harmless. However, a large number of zombie pirates have recently appeared, demanding the factory's 'rum'. Since then, the brewery has not produced any, and the pirates of Mos Le'Harmless have been forced to brew it themselves using local ingredients. They, too, have had some trouble brewing.
Most of the island is one massive brewery, but oddly, players cannot brew here. Beneath the brewery is a small area where many fever spiders can be found and killed by those with a minimum slayer level of 42; wearing slayer gloves is recommended when fighting these spiders to avoid becoming diseased. The basement also contains a Bucket spawn and a cupboard that, during Rum Deal, contains Farming equipment that players can use.
Beyond the brewery there is very little else of interest. There is a blindweed patch, although it serves no use other than during the Rum Deal quest. There are also several fishing spots, where players can capture sea slugs and karamthulhu. Neither of these have a use except during the quest. It is unknown why the mind-controlling sea slugs are prevalent here and in Witchaven's Fishing Platform area but have not been seen elsewhere.
There is also a large volcano on the north side of the island. The volcano is apparently dormant or extinct. Its crater contains no lava whatsoever; instead, it is full of stagnant water, which is used to make Braindeath 'Rum' during Rum Deal. The approach to the volcano is guarded by 50% Luke, a particularly odd pirate.
On the southern end of the volcano is the entrance to the 'Rum'geon resource dungeon which contains 'rum'-pumped crabs and general malpractitioners. With luck, a player may find themself a Brackish Blade from the crabs within this dungeon.
If a player loses the holy wrench obtained during Rum Deal, they can talk to Davey to get another one. The player can obtain multiple wrenches by dropping them and talking to Davey again; however, their effects won't stack.
- Use the Ectophial to teleport to the Ectofuntus, and run north-east to Pirate Pete. The ectophial is obtained during the Ghosts Ahoy quest.
- Charter a ship in Catherby to Port Phasmatys and run to the north through the Energy Barrier to Pirate Pete.
- Teleport directly to Braindeath Island using the Pirate spell sheet, however this is only possible from Mos Le'Harmless. It is received from Bill Teach during A Clockwork Syringe
- Use the Dungeoneering cape to teleport directly to the Braindeath Island resource dungeon, near the volcano.
- Use the hoardstalker ring to teleport directly to the Braindeath Island resource dungeon, near the volcano.
- Teleport directly to Braindeath Island using the Big Book o' Piracy which is obtained upon completion of Pieces of Hate.
- Rum Deal is heavily involved with this island.
- Rocking Out - players need to do Captain Braindeath a favour to get his mark.
- A Clockwork Syringe is also heavily involved on this island.
- Pieces of Hate is also heavily involved on this island.
- According to its coordinates when using a watch, sextant, and chart, it is far north of Lunar Isle (about the entire height of the current world map), although this is probably not intentional on Jagex's part.
- Braindeath Island used to be findable on your map with the Search tool, but instead now, you have to click on the drop-down bar next to the Search tool.
- There is an actual brain-eating amoeba that thrives in stagnant water. This may be a reference to the name of the island as there is a stagnant lake at the top of the mountain.
|Part 2 of the Pirate quest series|