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Court summons detail
Party Pete Summons

The interface of a Court summons.

A court summons is an item required to take part in the Court Cases Distraction and Diversion. Completion of the King's Ransom quest is required to obtain a court summons. Players can only have one court summons at a time.

Reading the court summons, the player is informed which case has been assigned to them. Players seeking a specific court summons can destroy unwanted summons, allowing for another summons to be obtained. This can be useful for players looking for specific rewards, although it may be faster to complete the case, ensuring the case will not appear again.


Court summons can be obtained through a variety of means:

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Abyssal demon981Rare
Abyssal demon (elite)1071Rare
Chaos dwogre92; 981Rare
Desert strykewyrm1031Rare
Frost dragon1121Rare
Gorak74; 951Rare
Hill giant441Rare
King Black Dragon2761Rare
Lesser demon701Rare
Lesser demon (Demon Flash Mobs)1091Rare
Mountain troll751Rare
Nechryael (elite)1061Rare
Rockslug42; 491Rare
Sir Carl811Rare
Sir Harry811Rare
Sir Jerro811Rare
Warped tortoise721Rare
Adamant dragon1161Uncommon
Knight of Ardougne531Uncommon
Steel dragon1001Uncommon
Scabaras lancer771Unknown
Magical chestN/A1Varies
Aberrant spectre72; 781Very rare
Acheron mammoth1351Very rare
Armoured zombie42; 46; 84; 86; 911Very rare
Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp)541Very rare
Bandit (Pollnivneach)531Very rare
Black dragon1001Very rare
Chaos Elemental3051Very rare
Dark beast1051Very rare
Dark beast (elite)1141Very rare
Dust devil851Very rare
Dust devil (elite)951Very rare
Exiled kalphite marauder98; 1071Very rare
Fire giant851Very rare
Ganodermic beast1121Very rare
Ghostly warrior611Very rare
Gnome (monster)42; 43; 441Very rare
Gnome child11Very rare
Gnome woman421Very rare
Green dragon631Very rare
Ice strykewyrm1061Very rare
Iron dragon981Very rare
Jungle strykewyrm931Very rare


The following table outlines suggested monsters that can reward a court summons when pickpocketed. This is not an exhaustive list.
Name Thieving Level Location
Al Kharid warrior 25 Al Kharid palace
Warrior Woman 25 Ardougne, Varrock Castle
Knight of Ardougne 55 Ardougne market, Ardougne Castle
Paladin 70 Ardougne market, Ardougne Castle
Gnome 75 Tree Gnome Stronghold, Tree Gnome Village, Battlefield
Hero 80 Ardougne market
Dwarf trader 90 Trade Octagon


  • Caskets — Purchasable from the Grand Exchange, this is potentially the quickest method of obtaining a court summons. However, each casket will cost the player 572 coins.
  • Dwarven instinct aura — For players with a total level of 1401 or greater, magical chests have a chance to award court summons; up to 7 chests can be opened in an hour.
  • Hill giants — Can be killed quickly by players with medium level combat skills. They drop court summons relatively often. Large numbers can be found within the Edgeville dungeon and resource dungeon.
  • Pickpocketing — Players with a medium Thieving level will rarely be caught pickpocketing Al Kharid warriors. It is suggested to equip a bow without arrows, or a weapon which prevents attacking, such as the Sculpting chisel to avoid entering combat against your Thieving target. Knights of Ardougne should be considered for players above level 70 Thieving.


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