|Release||15 January 2008 (Update)|
|Abilities|| Thieving +3 (invisible)
Forager - Jewellery
|Special moves||Thieving fingers|
|Examine||Check your pockets!|
Summoning a magpie will grant an invisible +3 Thieving level boost. It provides a random chance to forage for jewellery.
|88 ( 2,200)|| 38.2|
|Create XP||Use XP||Low alch||Hi alch||GE price|
|GE Database||Cost to make||Bogrog shard return||Shard return level|
|Look up price||3,181||62 (1,550)||54|
|I can summon a magpie familiar with this.|
A magpie is created by using a pouch on a summoning obelisk, with a Green charm, 88 spirit shards, and 1 Gold ring in the inventory, gaining 83.2 Summoning experience. If you exchange these pouches with Bogrog you will get 62 spirit shards.
Magpies are foragers attracted to shiny and precious objects and will gather any they see.
|GE Price||GE Price||GE Price|
|Uncut sapphire||478||Ring of recoil||1,186|
|Uncut emerald||822||Emerald ring||2,118||Ring of duelling (8)||2,443|
|Uncut ruby||1,270||Ruby ring||2,063||Ring of forging||2,026|
|Uncut diamond||2,681||Diamond ring||2,499||Ring of life||2,482|
Magpies are excellent familiars for use where no familiar is otherwise neccessary. The items collected make nice profit. Magpies are excellent to use while gathering materials (flax, white berries) instead of a beast of burden familiar, especially when the trip to a bank is a fairly short one. Your average profit per hour could easily increase by 20k (minus the cost of pouches).
It is possible that all uncut gems have a similar chance of being foraged, despite the difference in rarities. This is in contrast to monster drops, which are very commonly sapphires/emeralds and rarely rubies or diamonds. Uncut diamonds are the only exception, seeming to be half as common in some occasions, but still significantly more likely than monster drops. However it is still not impossible to end up with more uncut diamonds than other gems and rings.
Magpies seem to forage more items when the player that has summoned them is actively moving (such as smelting ore) rather than standing still for long periods of time (such as casting High Level Alchemy).
Thieving fingers scroll
|Create XP||Use XP||Special move points|
|Low Alch||High Alch||GE Price|
|GE Database||Bogrog shard return||Shard return level|
|Look up price||4 (100)||54|
|A scroll for a magpie familiar.|
- The's nowt gannin on here... (There's nothing going on here...)
- Howway, let's gaan see what's happenin' in toon. (Hurry, let's go and see what's happening in town.)
- Are we ganin oot soon? I'm up fer a good waalk me. (Are we going out soon? I'm up for a good walk.)
- Yiv' been plodgin' in' the clarts aall day. (You've been walking in the mud all day.)
- The Magpie's dialogue is a reference to the Geordie dialect (a dialect that is most commonly used in the North East of England; Newcastle), which can be difficult for some people to understand.
- The pertinence of the Geordie dialect is derived from the football team Newcastle United's nickname, 'The Magpies'.
- The player character's response "that was just noise" references the BBC comedy series I'm Alan Partridge. In a conversation with his hotel's (Geordie) handyman Michael, Alan responds "I'm sorry, that was just a noise. All I got there was broken homes. And a broken home is not an excuse for evil."