Balthazar Beauregard's Big Top Bonanza

By: Uther
Special Thanks to: Aamelo, Ajonesse, BombiRox, Colorshade, Egghebrecht, finisterra, hostile18, Neo Avatars, Roy, Sofee, Stevo, Tabt, Thunderclaw, Twist of Fate

Balthazar Beauregard's Big Top Bonanza (also referred to as the "Circus") is one of numerous Distractions and Diversions in RuneScape. While in it, you perform certain tasks to be rewarded with Agility, Ranged and Magic experience, along with some new outfits.


Requirements

TicketThere are no requirements to start Balthazar Beauregard's Big Top Bonanza, but higher Ranged, Magic and Agility levels help a lot. To enter the Bonanza, you will need to find the Ticket Vendor. Once you find it, simply click on it and it will give you a ticket. The ticket is used to leave the Bonanza.

Getting There

Current Circus Location: Catherby - West of the Farming patch

The ticket vendorThe Vendor can be found in one of the following 12 locations:

Each location has a different audience, and different audiences have different tastes. Wearing a costume and doing emotes regularly can get you more points in the Bonanza.

For a hint of where to look, you can talk to a Circus Barker, then search for a yellow Quest symbol on the World Map.

Circus Barker: The ticket vendor is currently located near varrock.

After receiving the Ticket from the Vendor, you will be teleported to the Bonanza. Once there, the Ringmaster will welcome you.

Ringmaster: Welcome to Balthazar Beauregard's Big Top Bonanza!

How to Play

First, choose a performance to begin with. There is no set order of which to do first, just pick the one you want.

A map of where you can start each performance

Magic Performance

To begin the Magic Performance, talk to the Magic Assistant northeast of the Ringmaster. She will teach you how to do your performance.

Magic Assistant: The ring is filled with animals and props...

Once she is finished, tell her you're ready to start. Now, search the box right next to her. You will open a Performance Equipment screen containing Alchemy, Teleport, Elemental and Levitate tablets to help you do your performance. You may perform emotes between your casts to raise your points in the end, although there is a limit on how many emotes will get you extra points.

Performance equipment for the magic performance

Grab whatever tablets you wish, and head to a box. The Alchemy/Teleport box is right next to the Assistant, the Levitate is directly South of her, and the Elemental is West of the Assistant. You get points by casting spells, and the higher the level recommendation of the item, the more points will you get. Remember that the crowd dislikes repetitive performances, so keep your performance varied or you won't get as many points. Stand in one of the stars to begin casting.

Stand on the star when you are ready to begin

Elemental Targets

Elemental Targets
PictureItemRecommended Level
Book Book 10
Tree stump Tree Stump 20
Helmet Helm 30
Shield Shield 40
Armor Armor 50

Levitation Targets:

Levitation Targets
PictureItemRecommended Level
Rat Rat 10
Cat Cat 20
Bowl Bowl 30
Penguin Penguin 40
Ork Ork 50

Alchemy/Teleport Targets:

Alchemy/Teleport Targets
PictureItemRecommended Level
Armor Armor 60
Stool Stool 70
Dumb bell Dumb-bells 80
Assistant Assistant 90
Anvil Anvil 99

Remember, the levels are just recommendations. You can still alchemize the Anvil at level 1, but you will have a much easier time doing it if your level is higher. If you drink a Magic Potion or activate a Magic boosting Prayer, you will have a higher chance to succeed.

Ranged Performance

To start the Ranged Performance, talk to the Ranged Assistant, located West of the Ringmaster. Like the Magic Assistant, he will give you a short tutorial on the Ranged Performance.

Ranged assistant: Upon wielding your equipment, choose the target...

Once he's finished, go to the box south of him and open the Performance Equipment screen.

Performance equipment for your ranged performance

Five shots must be at the Bullseye, and the other five shots must be at the Poppinjay. Keeping that in mind, grab the Bow, 5 arrows and 5 Throwing Axes or Knives. Once you have the necessary equipment, fire at either the Bullseye or Poppinjay by clicking in the shooting spots in front of them. The closer the spot is, the lower will the level recommendation be, and hence the easier will it be to hit the target. You may also perform emotes between shots to raise your points, like in the Magic Performance.

If you drink a Ranged Potion or activate a Ranged boosting Prayer, you will have a higher chance to hit the targets. You get points by shooting at the targets, and once again, the higher the level recommendation is for the shooting spot, the more points will you get for it. Remember to keep your performance varied!

Shoot the target with your bow

Once 5 shots have been made at the Bullseye and Poppinjay, you will be finished with your Ranged Performance.

Agility Performance

To start the Agility Performance, head to the Changing Room South of the Ringmaster.

Changing room

Once up, talk to the Agility Assistant. He will, like the other assistants, give you a short tutorial on the Agility Performance.

Agility assistant: This is a very simple performance.

Once he's finished, open the box next to him. This will open the Performance Equipment screen.

Performance equipment for your ranged performance

The items in the box are used for juggling. Take whatever item you wish, or none at all. Once you got your juggling equipment, talk to the Agility Assistant again. He will offer you an instruction Pamphlet to remind you of what to do if you happen to forget anything.

The assistant hands you an instruction pamphlet

Now, you will start with your Agility Performance. Once you're on the tightrope, your equipment screen will change to a special Performance screen.

Tightrope:

Tightrope Actions
PictureActionRecommended Level
Small hop Small Hop 10
1 leg balance One-Leg Balance 20
Twirl Twirl 30
Handstand Handstand 40
Cartwheel Cartwheel 50
Small leap Small Leap 60
No hand cartwheel No-Hand Cartwheel 70
Forward roll Forward Roll 80
Large leap Large Leap 90
Backflip Backflip 99

Juggling Actions:

Juggling Actions
PictureActionRecommended Level
Balls Balls 10
Plates Plates 20
Eggs Eggs 30
Knives Knives 40
Spades Spades 50
Tuna Tuna 60
Soap Soap 70
Cannonballs Cannonballs 80
Torches Torches 90
Chinchompas Chinchompas 99

Select which you want to perform. Between your moves, you may also do normal emotes to raise your points, like on the other performances. You may also juggle the items you grabbed on the box earlier. If you drink an Agility Potion, you have a higher chance to succeed in the actions. You earn points by doing the different actions in the new performance menu. Like on the other performances, the higher the level recommendation is, the more points will that action give you. Always remember to keep your performance varied, or you won't get as much points.

Rewards

Once you're finished with your performances, the Ringmaster will tell you your score. Depending on your score, your reward will change.

Score 1-500

For a score of 1-500, you will get a piece of Audience Costume.

Male Costumes:

Costume

Costume

Costume

Costume

Costume

Costume

Boots

Costume

Shoes

Costume

Costume

Costume

Female Costumes:

Costume

Costume

Costume

Costume

Costume

Costume

Shoes

Costume

Shoes

Costume

Costume

Costume

Score 500-1,000

For a score of 501-1000, you will get a piece of Acrobat Costume.

Male Costumes:

Costume

Costume

Female Costumes:

Costume

Costume

Score 1,001-1,200

For a score of 1001-1200, you will get a piece of Clown Costume.

Costume

Male Costume:

Costume

Female Costume:

Costume

Score 1,200+

For a score of 1200 and over, you will get a piece of Ringmaster Costume.

costume

Male:

Costume

Female:

Costume

Good luck on getting the outfits. Remember, you may go there to receive experience on the skills as well.

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Published on: December 12, 2008 12:15 AM UTC by Salmoneus
Updated on: June 24, 2013 03:51 AM UTC by Salmoneus