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This article is about the quest item. For the item used in the 2010 Easter event, see Glaze colour wheel.
Colour wheel
Colour wheel
Release date 17 October 2005 (Update unknown) edit
Members Yes
Quest item Mourning's Ends Part II
Tradeable No
Equipable No
Stackable No
Value 1 coin
High alch 0 coins
Low alch 0 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Examine A key to the nature of light itself. (Mourning's Ends Part II)
Weight 0.001 kg
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The Colour wheel is a quest item in the Mourning's Ends Part II and Within the Light quests. Although it plays no direct part in the quests, it can be used as a guide to the crystal puzzles in the Temple of Light as it provides clues to what colour of light needs to be sent to what part of the temple in order to unlock various doors there.

Red, green and blue are the primary colours of the additive (projected) colour system while cyan, magenta and yellow are subtractive (reflected) colours. In the quest you will find various doors which have two colours attached to them, you are required to use prisms, mirrors and coloured crystals to direct a beam of light which is the correct colour to the various doors to unlock them. The doors will only unlock when they are hit with a beam of light which is complementary on the colour wheel. So for instance, the magenta door must be unlocked with a green beam of light.

The complements used in this spectrum of light are Magenta and Green, Cyan and Red, and Yellow and Blue.

If lost it can be re-obtained by searching the dead guard slumped against the wall outside the temple of light.


  • Due to a bug, this item, along with the notes, could previously be found by searching one of the corpses in the Monastery of Ascension. This has been fixed.