A star rune placed in a hand lock.

Rune Stones, often referred to as Runes or Rune Keys are collectable items that appear in MediEvil, MediEvil: Resurrection and the PS4 remake.

Description and usage

It is said that Rune Stones were made by the ancients, who captured the magical energy emanating from Gallowmere and trapped it within the stones.[1] Runes are used to unlock doorways and gates that have a lock in the style of a begging hand. These hands will only accept Rune Stones of the same colour as themselves.

Rune Types

There are 5 types of runes in the games.

Chaos Rune

Forged with leftover magic.

Star Rune

Famous rune. Forged with star-power.

Earth Rune

Forged on Earth. Like most Runes.
  • MediEvil: The Graveyard, Hilltop Mausoleum, Pumpkin Gorge, Inside the Asylum, the Enchanted Earth, the Lake, the Crystal Caves, the Haunted Ruins, the Time Device
  • MediEvil: Resurrection: The Graveyard, Hilltop Mausoleum, Return to the Graveyard, Sleeping Village, Scarecrow Fields, Enchanted Forest, Haunted Ruins

Moon Rune

Famous rune. Forged from moonlight.
  • MediEvil: Hilltop Mausoleum, Scarecrow Fields, Pumpkin Gorge, the Sleeping Village, Ghost Ship, the Time Device
  • MediEvil: Resurrection: The Graveyard, Cemetery Hill, Hilltop Mausoleum, Return to the Graveyard, Inside the Asylum, Enchanted Forest, Scurvy Docks, Ghost Ship

Time Rune

Forged from the fabric of time.


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This section refers to content that is not present in the final versions of MediEvil due to being cut, removed or repurposed.

Before the introduction of an inventory system into the game, the runes were displayed in a Rune Stone Menu which would appear after collecting a rune or approaching a rune-locked door.[2]


MediEvil (1998)





  1. Memory Card MediEvil manual. Published by Sony Computer Entertainment in October 1998. Download.
  2. -DEMO- Memory Card MediEvil Rolling Demo. Developed and published by Sony Computer Entertainment in October 1997.
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