Dorgesh-Kaan market trading

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The busy marketplace of the Dorgeshuun.

Dorgesh-Kaan market trading is an activity that can be played at the market of Dorgesh-Kaan. It revolves around selling "exotic" surface foods to Dorgeshuun gourmets for a certain price, with some foods being more or less desired than others. If executed well, a significant amount of money may be earned this way. Completion of Death to the Dorgeshuun is required to access the market.

Starting out[edit | edit source]

Before being able to sell foods, you will need to get permission first. This is done by speaking to Lurgon, owner of Dorgesh-Kaan General Supplies - he can be found wandering around the middle of the market. He will explain the basics of trading and inform you that you will need permission from the Dorgeshuun Council first, with a certain (random) councillor in charge of the marketplace. Find this councillor and ask for permission, which you are granted instantly. Return to Lurgon - you will now be able to sell food to the goblins.

Councillor Location Minimap
Ur-lun chathead.png Ur-lun In the south-east of the city, along with Ur-pel. Ur-lun location.png
Ur-meg chathead.png Ur-meg In her house west of the market, south of Barlak's shop. Ur-meg location.png
Ur-pel chathead.png Ur-pel In the south-east of the city, along with Ur-lun. Ur-pel location.png
Ur-taal chathead.png Ur-taal In the north-west of the city, by the large pond and outside Oldak's laboratory, along with Ur-zek. Ur-taal location.png
Ur-tag chathead.png Ur-tag East of the council's meeting room in the north-east of the city, on the first floor. Ur-tag location.png
Ur-vass chathead.png Ur-vass Slightly north-east of the market, east of the fountains. Ur-vass location.png
Ur-zek chathead.png Ur-zek In the north-west of the city, by the large pond and outside Oldak's laboratory, along with Ur-taal. Ur-zek location.png

Overview[edit | edit source]

Trading with a gourmet. Note Lurgon, with top hat, in the background.

As a result of the established connection to the surface, many goblins have got a crave for tasting exotic human food. There are four differently dressed gourmets wandering around the market, to whom you are able sell your food. Simply use a piece of food on them and name your price. If your price is too high, however, the gourmet will not buy anything since the food will be too expensive for them; likewise, if the price is too low, the goblin will think the food is of poor quality and not buy it either. If the gourmet agrees with the price, they will offer to buy a certain amount of food (usually up to five pieces depending on whether the price was on the low or high end) and you may agree to sell or decline. If you don't have the amount of food the gourmet desires, you may still sell what you have. Moreover, it is not required to stick with the gourmet's wish - you may sell less if you want to. After completing a transaction with one of the gourmets, you must trade with a different one next - the gourmets will not want to buy from you twice in a row.

Offering a suitable price is tricky. You may use the food on Lurgon to get a rough estimate of the price that the food goes for, along with some advice (see the last section for these prices). This price is usually higher than its high level alchemy value, but it depends on popularity as well. You may deviate from the suggested price, but not too much. As a rule of thumb, the foods will generally sell best for slightly above Lurgon's price if the gourmet liked its look or smell.

When determining your price, the gourmet's reaction to the food must be taken into account as well. If they react positively, they will be willing to pay more. However, if they don't like the look of the food, they will not pay as much and it may be a good idea to try selling to a different gourmet, preferably the one with the most positive response. Additionally, it's important to sell a variety of food types; the novelty of all foods quickly wears off, causing the gourmets to pay less if offered the same type of food repeatedly. However, this discount due to repeated selling is only about 0.7% of the price, and can nearly be ignored.

Gourmet's response Reaction Multiplier
Yuck, that looks horrid. What is it? Very negative 1
Eww, what's that? Negative 1.5
So what's that then? Neutral 2
That smells nice; what is it? Positive 2.5
Mmm, that smells good... What is it? Very positive 3

To determine the price that a Gourmet is willing to pay, find the price of the item (either by talking to Lurgon or consulting the table below). Then, multiply this price by the multiplier given by their reaction. The Gourmet's response to your price is then a function of the ratio between your offered price and this calculated value. For example, when offering a Rocktail (which has a Dorgeshuun value of 300) to a Gourmet that had a "positive" response, that Gourmet will "value" it at 2.5 times the Dorgeshuun value, or 750 coins. If you were to offer to sell the rocktail for 320 coins (which is about 43% of 750), the Gourmet would offer to buy two of them, since that's the response for an offer in the 40% to 45% range.

Gourmet's response Price range (% of value)
Hmm...if you're selling them that cheaply there must be something wrong with them. I think I'll pass. ≤ 10% (won't buy)
That sounds like a great deal to me. I'll take five! ≤ 25%
That sounds like a great deal to me. I'll take four! ≤ 35%
That sounds like a good deal to me. I'll take three! ≤ 40%
That sounds like a good deal to me. I'll take two! ≤ 45%
That's fair. I'll take one. ≤ 50%
Hmm, okay. I'll buy one. ≤ 60%
That's a bit much for me. ≤ 100%
Don't be absurd - it's clearly not worth that! no limit (won't buy)

It's also possible that a gourmet is really amazed by the food, which will lead to a craze for that particular food. This allows you to charge more for that food for a limited amount of time, as the gourmets will pay more for it.

After a successful trade, a grateful gourmet may also give you some Dorgeshuun food for free. This will be one out of mushrooms, fillets, roast frog, eel sushi or grubs à la mode. Also note the gourmet's response to your price to get an estimate of how good it was; they may either say that the price is too low and refuse, happily state that it's a great deal, say that the deal is fair, agree to buy one with a slightly annoyed look, say the price is "a bit too much", or call the price outright absurdly high.

The trick is to find a balance between a high price and the gourmet's willingness to buy more pieces. Sometimes, lowering the price a bit may lead to greater profits since the gourmet will want to buy more. It's always handy to bring several pieces of the foods you are trying to sell.

Types of food[edit | edit source]

Preferred food[edit | edit source]

The following are valued by the Dorgeshuun at triple their item value, prompting Lurgon to say "That looks like exactly the sort of food people are looking for!"

Item Price GE price
Half anchovy pizza 90 804
Half meat pizza 75 670
Half pineapple pizza 150 159
Half plain pizza 60 1,034
1/3 evil turnip 30 27
2/3 cake 90 780
2/3 chocolate cake 150 778
2/3 evil turnip 60 121
Açaí 3 Not sold
Almond toffee 30 Not sold
Anchovy pizza 180 544
Avocado wrap 150 Not sold
Baguette 120 613
Banana stew 900 Not sold
Bean wrap 150 Not sold
Beef-filled flatbread 300 Not sold
Holy biscuits 60 Not sold
Bread 72 315
Butterfly chicken 300 Not sold
Cake 150 291
Caramel cup 30 Not sold
Cave nightshade 90 Not sold
Celebration cake 450 Not sold
Celebration cake (unlit) 750 Not sold
Celebration cake (lit) 750 Not sold
Cheese 24 202
Chicken-filled flatbread 300 Not sold
Chilli chocolate 300 Not sold
Choc-ice 90 Lua error: Expression error: Unexpected < operator..
Chocolate bar 60 193
Chocolate cake 210 558
Chocolate drop 3 Not sold
Chocolate dust 60 250
Chocolate slice 90 29
Chocolatey milk 6 Not sold
Christmas pudding 3 Not sold
Coconut cream 300 Not sold
Cooked crab meat (5) 150 Not sold
Cooked crab meat (4) 120 Not sold
Cooked crab meat (3) 90 Not sold
Cooked crab meat (2) 60 Not sold
Cooked crab meat (1) 30 Not sold
Cooked fishcake 300 Not sold
Cooked oomlie wrap 105 9,801
Corn chips 300 Not sold
Curry 60 245
Doughnut 30 1,484
Dwarven delight 300 Not sold
Easter egg 30 223,448,381
Edible seaweed 6 934
Evil turnip 90 3,472
Fish-filled flatbread 300 Not sold
Fried mushrooms 126 435
Fried onions 21 49
Gorajian mushroom 240 3,296
Hazelnut praline 30 Not sold
Juju gumbo 60 Not sold
Kebab 9 213
Lemon truffle 30 Not sold
Magical bunny egg 30 Not sold
Magical chick egg 30 Not sold
Magical lamb egg 30 Not sold
Meat pizza 150 113
Mint fondant 30 Not sold
Monkey bar 150 Not sold
Monkey nuts 9 Not sold
Mulled wine 3 Not sold
Noisette triangle key 300 Not sold
Pineapple pizza 300 389
Plain pizza 600 1,553
Plain wrap 150 Not sold
Popcorn ball 3 Not sold
Purple sweets 45 634
Rabbit sandwich 600 293
Roast potatoes 3 Not sold
Rock cake 3 Not sold
Roll 120 231
Rose essence truffle 300 Not sold
Scrambled egg 24 59
Seaweed sandwich 3 Not sold
Ship's biscuit 30 Not sold
Skewered kebab 75 188
Slice of cake 30 743
Sour cream wrap 150 Not sold
Spare ribs 300 Not sold
Spicy pepper wrap 150 Not sold
Spicy sauce 27 120
Spicy stew 60 Not sold
Spinach roll 3 Not sold
Square sandwich 120 635
Stew 300 796
Strange fruit 3 880
Strawberry creme 30 Not sold
Stuffed snake 3 Not sold
Super kebab 9 959
Tchiki monkey nuts 15 Not sold
Tchiki nut paste 15 Not sold
Triangle sandwich 120 400
Turkey drumstick 3 Not sold
Ugthanki kebab 60 232
Ugthanki kebab (smelling) 60 2,675
Vanilla fudge log 300 Not sold
Vegetable-filled flatbread 300 Not sold
Wrapped candy 3 Not sold
Yule log 3 Not sold

Neutral food[edit | edit source]

The following are valued by the Dorgeshuun at exactly their item value, prompting Lurgon to say "You could have a go at selling that."

Item Price GE price
Bacon 5 934
Bacon heap 40 424
Bacon mound 80 793
Bacon pile 20 211
Bacon stack 10 142
Banana 2 240
Cabbage 1 692
Cabbage (Draynor Manor) 1 Not sold
Calquat fruit 54 300
Chopped onion 3 1,678
Chopped tomato 3 151
Coconut 87 2,651
Coconut (open) 87 3,354
Cooked chicken 12 140
Cooked chompy 130 162
Cooked jubbly 150 1,455
Cooked meat 30 401
Cooked rabbit 19 370
Cooked slimy eel 1 230
Cooked sweetcorn 9 67
Cooked turkey 4 Not sold
Cooked turkey drumstick 4 Not sold
Cooked undead chicken 4 70
Cooked undead meat 4 72
Dwellberries 4 2,093
Equa leaves 2 575
Fat snail meat 30 485
Giant frog legs 100 1,717
Gout tuber 200 24,364
Jangerberries 1 611
King worm 2 114
Lean snail meat 20 380
Lemon 2 427
Lemon chunks 2 28
Lemon slices 2 40
Lime 2 684
Lime chunks 1 36
Lime slices 2 76
Locust meat 1 186
Minced meat 8 29
Mysterious jerky 300 Not sold
Onion 12 738
Onion & tomato 5 35
Orange 70 710
Orange chunks 2 51
Orange slices 2 210
Papaya fruit 64 2,872
Peach 1 Not sold
Picture 2 Not sold
Pineapple 2 434
Pineapple chunks 1 253
Pineapple ring 1 36
Poorly-cooked beast meat 4 131
Poorly-cooked bird meat 4 48
Pot of cream 19 285
Premade c+t batta 195 149
Premade chocolate chip crunchies 70 129
Premade choc bomb 450 915
Premade fruit batta 195 132
Premade spicy crunchies 70 106
Premade toad batta 195 135
Premade toad crunchies 80 638
Premade ttl 450 1,171
Premade veg ball 270 281
Premade veg batta 195 152
Premade worm batta 195 131
Premade worm crunchies 80 74
Premade worm hole 270 279
Pumpkin 30 407,408,452
Raw potato 16 826
Red banana 5 Not sold
Roast beast meat 25 50
Roast bird meat 17 28
Roast rabbit 20 53
Rotten apple 1 Not sold
Sliced banana 2 291
Sliced red banana 5 Not sold
Spicy minced meat 8 630
Spicy tomato 3 372
Spider on shaft 40 99
Spider on stick 50 82
Strawberry 17 519
Tenti pineapple 1 Not sold
Thin snail meat 10 264
Toad's legs 2 463
Tomato 14 654
Ugthanki meat 5 905
Watermelon 48 651
Watermelon slice 16 55
White pearl 1 Not sold
White tree fruit 1 Not sold

Disliked food[edit | edit source]

The following are valued by the Dorgeshuun at half their item value, prompting Lurgon to say "I'm afraid that people don't seem to be going for fish." This includes some items that aren't actually fish.

Item Price GE price
Anchovies 7 84
Baron shark 150 Not sold
Bass 135 185
Candyfloss 250 Not sold
Cave eel 7 215
Cavefish 175 1,034
Caviar 25 405
Chopped tuna 52 833
Cod 13 90
Cooked eeligator 0 338
Cooked karambwan 230 610
Crayfish 2 87
Fish-like thing 0 Not sold
Fresh monkfish 5 Not sold
Frog spawn 2 Not sold
Fury shark 250 Not sold
Giant carp 25 Not sold
Great gunkan 300 2,070
Great maki 300 965
Great white shark 162 943
Herring 7 67
Karambwanji 5 Not sold
Lava eel 75 Not sold
Lobster 134 95
Mackerel 8 41
Manta ray 250 1,198
Minnow 2 Not sold
Monkfish 115 180
Pike 12 22
Poison karambwan 125 Not sold
Rainbow fish 60 202
Rocktail 300 1,793
Roe 10 44
Salmon 44 29
Sardine 5 70
Sea turtle 250 674
Seaside rock 200 Not sold
Shark 150 600
Shrimps 2 61
Sugar skull 333 Not sold
Swordfish 200 142
Tiger shark 1,600 Not sold
Toffee apple 333 Not sold
Trout 34 54
Tuna 60 37

Cannot be sold[edit | edit source]

The following items cannot be sold, because they are Dorgeshuun cuisine, prompting Lurgon to say "No, there's no point trying to sell Dorgeshuun foods in the market."

The following cannot be sold, for unknown reason, prompting Lurgon to say "Eww, yuk! I don't think anyone will buy that at any price."

Many other recent food items are simply not recognized as food by Lurgon, including scorpion meat, rocktail soup, and all drinks.