|Release||19 January 2001 (Update)|
Al Kharid (pronounced "Al car-REED") is a city on the northern border of the Kharidian Desert. It is the only desert city available to non-members. It is one of the desert's two major hubs, with the other being Menaphos.
Al Kharid is ruled by the Emir Shah, although the vast majority of the work has been taken over by Chancellor Hassan since the Emir's son was kidnapped. The city is independent from both Misthalin, or any government in the Kharidian desert. Al Kharid was built in the early Fifth Age, by settlers from outside the desert. The dominant religion of Al Kharid is the Menaphite Pantheon with most citizens worshipping Het.
City info[edit | edit source]
|Leader||Emir Ali Mirza|
History[edit | edit source]
In the early Fifth Age, Al Kharid was one party in a bloody war with Menaphos, the one half of the capital city of the Desert. Some 50 or 60 years ago, the Emir and the Pharaoh of the Menaphites established a peace pact to protect the prosperity and wealth of both cities. The Pharaoh planned to reopen Menaphos to public, but this was prevented by the Goddess of Destruction, Amascut, who unleashed a hazardous plague on the neighbouring city Sophanem, leaving the pharaoh no choice but to close the city and put Sophanem in quarantine, leaving many Sophanites trapped in Menaphos. Menaphos became heavily guarded, under the command of Coenus, even so when Sophanem was freed after Contact!. Al Kharid had much involvement in these developments, since Kharidian agents were trapped in Menaphos. Maisa, sent by spymaster Osman, and an adventurer tried to find a way through a very dangerous tunnel system under the cities to escape Menaphos, but a huge chasm and a giant scarab prevented this, the latter being the reason for the death of agent Kaleef. After the quarantine was lifted, Maisa had already escaped the city by pretending to have died of the plague, after which her body was dumped into Sophanem to be embalmed.
Getting there[edit | edit source]
All players[edit | edit source]
- Home Teleport to Al Kharid lodestone, just north of the palace.
- Dig sites map in the Archaeology Guild teleports to Kharid-et Dig Site, close to city's east gate.
- Home Teleport to Lumbridge lodestone and run east through the bridge and the opening in the rocks.
- From the Lumbridge Swamp, the docks with the ship to Daemonheim give easy access to Al Kharid.
- From Daemonheim using the Ring of kinship and finally, sail off Daemonheim to the Al Kharid port.
Members only[edit | edit source]
- Members who have completed The Grand Tree quest can use the gnome glider to travel to and from Al Kharid.
- A Ring of duelling will teleport to Het's Oasis, just north-east of Al Kharid.
- An Amulet of glory will teleport you at Shantay, right outside the south gate of Al Kharid.
- Via the one-way fairy ring from the Zanaris market area.
- From the desert to the south via the Shantay Pass.
- Use the level 8 Agility shortcut to get to and from Lumbridge swamp.
- Members who have completed Swept Away and have had their broomstick enchanted by the Sorceress' Apprentice can come via the Sorceress's Garden.
- Use the Abyss to teleport to the Fire Altar and then head south.
Features[edit | edit source]
Palace[edit | edit source]
The Al Kharid palace is the residence of The Emir and the seat of government for the emirate of Al Kharid. Hassan, the Emir's chancellor, is present in the palace's throne room and features in the Stolen Hearts quest. Osman, the emirate's spy master, is found just outside the palace along the eastern section of the northern hedge. He features in the Stolen Hearts, Diamond in the Rough, and Contact! quests and will also give Thieving experience in exchange for sq'irkjuice obtained in the Sorceress's Garden minigame.
Many Al Kharid warriors are inside the palace and can be trained on and pickpocketed.
Bank[edit | edit source]
Al Kharid bank is located west of the palace. It is located close to the tanner, range and a furnace.
Shops[edit | edit source]
Zeke's Superior Scimitars[edit | edit source]
Dommik's Crafting Store[edit | edit source]
Dommik's Crafting Store is located to the north-east of the Al Kharid palace. It sells basic Crafting tools and a number of moulds.
Al Kharid General Store[edit | edit source]
The Al Kharid general store is located to the east of the palace.
Louie's Armoured Legs Bazaar[edit | edit source]
Louie's Armoured Legs Bazaar is located to the east of the Al Kharid palace. It sells platelegs from bronze up to adamant.
Ranael's Super Skirt Store[edit | edit source]
Ranael's Super Skirt Store is located to the east of the Al Kharid palace. It sells plateskirts from bronze up to adamant.
Kebab shop[edit | edit source]
Gem trader[edit | edit source]
Silk trader[edit | edit source]
Ali's Discount Wares[edit | edit source]
Ali Morisanne is found near the north-east city gate, near Faruq and silk trader. Aside from his general stock, including white desert outfit, by completing The Feud and progressing through the Ali the Trader the players can access more shops, including blackjacks, elemental and catalytic runes, as well as brown desert outfit and Menaphite outfit.
Faruq's Tools for Games[edit | edit source]
Faruq sells a number of items which can be used for player run games. He is located in northern Al Kharid.
Sorceress's Garden (members only)[edit | edit source]
Al Kharid mining site[edit | edit source]
The Al Kharid mine includes 6 silver rocks, 4 gold rocks, 3 common gem rocks, and 4 uncommon gem rocks. It no longer serves as a source of copper, tin, iron, coal, mithril, or adamant. Beware of scorpions (combat level 14), they can do considerable damage to players with a low combat level.
Het's Oasis[edit | edit source]
Het's Oasis is found north-east of Al Kharid. It can be more quickly accessed with a Ring of duelling.
Miscellaneous features[edit | edit source]
- Ellis, north of the west furnace, works as a tanner.
- There is a cactus patch on the east side of the city, used in the Farming skill.
- The fire altar, used in the Runecrafting skill is located just north of the Duel Arena
- There are two furnaces, one north of the bank and the other in the scimitar shop north-west of the lodestone.
- A range is found in a house north of the palace.
- Two fishing spots behind the city walls west of the bank allows players to fish for herring and sardine with fishing bait and a fishing rod or catch shrimps and anchovies with a small fishing net.
Personalities[edit | edit source]
Players can find a number of non-player characters in Al Kharid:
A'abla nurse, Duel Arena
Afrah observer, Duel Arena south
Al the Camel wanders around Al Kharid, in love with Elly the camel
Ali Mirza Emir of Al Kharid, multiple quests
Ali Morrisane merchant, near cactus patch in north-east Al Kharid
Cam the Camel near Duel Arena, level 3 clue "Me Am The Calc"
Captain Dalbur gnome glider pilot, north-west Al Kharid near gem stall
Captain Daerkin drunken gnome glider pilot, Duel Arena
Dalal observer, Duel Arena
Dommik merchant, crafting store east Al Kharid
Ellis tanner, west Al Kharid
Elly the Camel usually in north Al Kharid
Fadli banker/merchant, Duel Arena
Faruq merchant, near cactus patch in north-east Al Kharid
Hamid observer/monk, Duel Arena
Hassan chancellor, palace
Ima observer, Duel Arena
Jadid observer, Duel Arena
Jaraah surgeon, Duel Arena hospital (aka The Butcher)
Jeed observer, Duel Arena
Karim kebab seller, north of bank, Level 1 clue "R Ak Mi"
Louie Legs merchant, platelegs store east Al Kharid
Mubariz tutor, Duel Arena
Ollie the Camel, usually near the gnome glider
Raheem the Farmer north of the palace
Ranael merchant, skirt store south-east Al Kharid
Sabeil observer, Duel Arena
Sabreen nurse, Duel Arena
Waseem the Leaflet Dropper slightly west of the Al Kharid mine
Zahwa wounded fighter at the Duel Arena
Zeke merchant, scimitar store north Al Kharid
Monsters[edit | edit source]
Man, level 4 (walking in the streets)
Al Kharid warrior, level 18 (inside the palace and they gang up on anyone who attacks a warrior)
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Quests[edit | edit source]
- Stolen Hearts, speak with Ozan in Draynor Village to begin (most of the quest takes place in Al Kharid).
- Diamond in the Rough, to begin, speak to Osman directly after finishing Stolen Hearts.
- The Jack of Spades can be started by talking to Emir Ali after finishing Diamong in the Rough.
- The Feud may be started by speaking to Ali Morrisane at his stall.
- Speaking to Ali Morrisane is required for full completion of Missing My Mummy.
- Shadow of the Storm may be started by speaking to Father Reen who is standing south of the bank.
- Wanted! If the player receives a fake beard as a clue to Solus Dellagar's location players must go to Ali Morrisane's stall.
Music[edit | edit source]
- Al Kharid - entrance of Al Kharid
- A Song for Khnum - north of Al Kharid
- Violinsanity - north of Al Kharid
- Palace Above - around the palace
- Kharidian Bustle - around the palace
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 14 November 2022 (Update):
- Fixed an issue preventing some cliffs on the Al Kharid border from appearing.
- patch 18 August 2020 (Update):
- Players will no longer get stuck when switching to a free-to-play world in a certain part of Al Kharid and will instead be moved to the Shantay Pass.
- update 30 March 2020 (Update):
- Lowered the brightness of the sun over near the Desert Strykewyrms east of Al kharid.
- patch 12 September 2016 (Update):
- The house containing the body rune in Al-Kharid is once again accessible.
- patch 7 March 2016 (Update):
- The underside of the archway leading into the city is no longer transparent.
- ninja 6 July 2015 (Update):
- Opened ornate chests in the Al Kharid palace now have 'search' as their left-click option, rather than 'close'.
- patch 21 January 2014 (Update):
- A couple of tiles that were forcing the player to walk north in Al-Kharid have been fixed.
- patch 10 September 2013 (Update):
- A marathon ground piece near Al Kharid has been removed.
- A section of terrain just outside the East gate of Al Kharid has had blocking added to prevent players from walking inside.
- patch 24 June 2013 (Update):
- Players can now run through the east Al Kharid gate without having to talk to the guards.
- patch 18 February 2013 (Update):
- Players can no longer walk inside the flags just outside of the Al Kharid bank.
- Implings can no longer fly through rocks in Al Kharid.
- patch 11 December 2012 (Update):
- The furnace in Al Kharid (Zeke's house) is now shown on the map.
- Players can no longer stand inside the Al Kharid bank flag poles.
- Implings no longer fly through the cliff in Al Kharid.
- patch 24 October 2012 (Update):
- Some rock formations near Al Kharid no longer let implings fly through them.
- patch 1 February 2011 (Update):
- Completing a random event while on a stile in Al Kharid no longer sends the player to Lumbridge.
- patch 7 October 2009 (Update):
- Improved the minimap for Al Kharid to actually show all of the walls.
- update 21 January 2001 (Update):
- The desert city of Al Kharid is released. Major new features:
- Scimitar shop: Buy and sell curvy swords
- Furnace: Convenient for smelting ore from the desert
- Silk trader: Buy silk here and sell it in Varrock for a profit. The amount you make depends on how many other people are silk trading.
- General store: Another place to buy and sell your items
- Platemail Legs shop: A full range of leg armour to spend your money on
- Kebab shop: Eating kebabs has a random effect. They're normally good, but rumour has it that a few of them are a bit dodgy. They'll never kill you though.
- The desert city of Al Kharid is released. Major new features:
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In the god letters, mention is made of "the Mehkmets of Al Kharid". It is unknown who or what the "Mehkmets" are.
- Despite its Middle Eastern-sounding name, the phrase "Al Kharid" (الخريد) does not actually mean anything in any language. If one takes it apart, the prefix "al" (ال) equates to the article "the" in Arabic; "Kharid" (خرید), however, has no meaning in Arabic, but in Persian it could translate to "purchase" (as a noun). This is likely an attempt to create a pseudo-Arabic sounding word reflecting Al Kharid's commercial nature.
- While labelled as "Al Kharid" in-game, it is frequently referred to as "Al-Kharid", as it is how the Arabic definite article tends to be transcribed into English in real life.
- According to the map of DeviousMUD, Al Kharid was to be called "Al Karid".
- There was no bank in Al Kharid until the release of membership subscription on 27 February 2002.
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