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Skyboxes are background added to the world to improve the ambience of an area. Many areas have a specific skybox. Filters are rendering techniques which changes how colours appear.

Skyboxes and filters can be combined, creating strange or interesting views of common places. This is commonly combined with the orb of oculus/freecam mode to take interesting screenshots.

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The update of 15 May 2017 allowed a number of skyboxes and filters to be used by the player at will via the orb of oculus or by right-clicking the world map globe near the minimap. After the update, a competition was held which encouraged players to submit their best photos using the skyboxes.


Orb of oculus

Can be accessed from the orb of oculus or by right-clicking the world map globe.

Skybox Image Description
Dusk Dusk skybox.png A purple dusk found on Uncharted Isles
Dawn Dawn skybox.png A bright yellow dawn found on Uncharted Isles
Midday Midday skybox.png A bright day with clouds found in Taverley
Throne Throne skybox.png Swirling purple clouds with little light, also encountered in The Empty Throne Room during Children of Mah
Bonfire Bonfire skybox.png The nighttime skybox from player-owned houses, with extra orange lighting. Initially from the Lumbridge Crater during Celebration of Fire.
Eclipse Eclipse before Sliske's Endgame.png A black sky with red clouds with a slight orange tint with a eclipse in the backround. Exclusive to Sliske's Endgame and the skybox filter
Goshima Goshima.png A dreary day with little light. Also found on Goshima.
Shattered Worlds Shattered Worlds skybox.png A space skybox with floating rocks also found during Shattered Worlds.


Several skyboxes can be activated by the use of specific items.

Item Image Description
Daystone Daystone effect.png The normal daytime skybox
Nightstone Nightstone effect.png The nighttime skybox from player-owned houses
Bloodstone Bloodstone skybox.png The Vampyrium skybox from The Lord of Vampyrium with the River of Blood hallucination filter


Skybox Image Description
Daytime Daytime skybox.png Standard skybox used in several areas
Player-owned house day POH day.png Standard daytime skybox
Player-owned house dusk POH dusk.png Standard dusk skybox
Player-owned house night POH night.png Standard nighttime skybox


Orb of oculus

Filter Image Description
River of Blood Hallucinations River of Blood Hallucinations filter.png Most colours muted, red hues enhanced. Used in River of Blood.
Blue Shadows Blue Shadows filter.png A blue hue applied to most grey/blue/dark colours.
Magic Toad Magic Toad filter.png Colours mostly inverted, favouring bright blues and oranges
Aminishi Spirit Realm Aminishi Spirit Realm filter.png Most colours desaturated
Goshima Goshima filter.png Darkened and slightly desaturated, like a dreary day
Zemouregal's Scrying Pool Zemouregal's Scrying Pool filter.png Purple applied to everything
Warm Warm filter.png Orange hues added, blues dimmed
Cool Cool filter.png Blues enhanced, but not as much as Blue Shadows
Sepia Sepia filter.png Brown added to everything, like older parchments and photography
Cel Shade Cell Shade filter.png Colour saturation significantly increased, making everything much brighter and bleeding into each other. (Not quite true cel shading.)
Cross-Process Cross-Process filter.png Slight mix colours with adjacent colours, mostly resulting in slightly warmer colours
High Contrast High Contrast filter.png Increases the saturation of all colours slightly
Colour Invert Colour Invert filter.png All colours inverted
Greyscale Greyscale filter.png All colours changed to shades of grey

Location specific skyboxes

Area Image
Heart of Gielinor Heart of Gielinor skybox.png
Mazcab Mazacab skybox.png
Naragun Naragun skybox.png
New Varrock New Varrock skybox.png
Tarddiad Tarddiad skybox.png
Troll Warzone Troll Warzone skybox.png
Underworld Underworld skybox.png
Yu'biusk Yu'biusk skybox.png
Death's office Death Office Skybox.png
Freneskae (Fate of the Gods) Freneskae (fotg) skybox.png
Freneskae (Children of Mah) Freneskae (com) skybox.png

Freneskae (com) skybox 2.png

Tuska Tuska skybox.png
Low level Runespan Low level RuneSpan skybox.png
Mid level Runespan Mid level RuneSpan skybox.png
High level Runespan High level RuneSpan skybox.png
Telos, the Warden boss fight Telos boss fight skybox.png
Clan Citadels Clan Citadel skybox1.png

Clan Citadel skybox2.png
Clan Citadel skybox3.png

World Gate location on Gielinor World Gate location skybox.png
Kharidian Desert Desert Skybox.png
Paterdomus Paterdomus skybox.png
Morytania Morytania skybox.png
Daemonheim Daemonheim skybox.png
Wilderness Wilderness skybox.png
Battlefield Khazard battlefield skybox.png
Poison Waste Poison Waste skybox.png


  • The magic toad filter was initially planned to be activated when nibbling sliced mushrooms in the Arc, but was scrapped before release.
  • The in-universe reason for being able to change skyboxes/filters at will was given by Mod Shauny as "the player imagines the world around them changed".
  • The first skyboxes to ever be introduced in-game were the Clan Citadels ones on 26 July 2011.