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 earnt 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
1/2 anchovy pizza 90
1/2 meat pizza 75
1/2 p'apple pizza 150
1/2 plain pizza 60
1/3 evil turnip 30
2/3 cake 90
2/3 chocolate cake 150
2/3 evil turnip 60
Açaí 3
Almond toffee 30
Anchovy pizza 180
Avocado wrap 150
Baguette 120
Banana stew 900
Bean wrap 150
Beef-filled flatbread 300
Holy biscuits 60
Bread 72
Butterfly chicken 300
Cake 150
Caramel cup 30
Cave nightshade 90
Celebration cake 450
Celebration cake (unlit) 750
Celebration cake (lit) 750
Cheese 24
Chicken-filled flatbread 300
Chilli chocolate 300
Choc-ice 90
Chocolate bar 60
Chocolate cake 210
Chocolate drop 3
Chocolate dust 60
Chocolate slice 90
Chocolatey milk 6
Christmas pudding 3
Coconut cream 300
Cooked crab meat (5) 150
Cooked crab meat (4) 120
Cooked crab meat (3) 90
Cooked crab meat (2) 60
Cooked crab meat (1) 30
Cooked fishcake 300
Cooked oomlie wrap 105
Corn chips 300
Curry 60
Doughnut 30
Dwarven delight 300
Easter egg 30
Edible seaweed 6
Evil turnip 90
Fish-filled flatbread 300
Fried mushrooms 126
Fried onions 21
Gorajian mushroom 240
Hazelnut praline 30
Juju gumbo 60
Kebab 9
Lemon truffle 30
Magical bunny egg 30
Magical chick egg 30
Magical lamb egg 30
Meat pizza 150
Mint fondant 30
Monkey bar 150
Monkey nuts 9
Mulled wine 3
Noisette triangle key 300
Pineapple pizza 300
Plain pizza 600
Plain wrap 150
Popcorn ball 3
Purple sweets 45
Rabbit sandwich 600
Roast potatoes 3
Rock cake 3
Roll 120
Rose essence truffle 300
Scrambled egg 24
Seaweed sandwich 3
Ship's biscuit 30
Skewered kebab 75
Slice of cake 30
Sour cream wrap 150
Spare ribs 300
Spicy pepper wrap 150
Spicy sauce 27
Spicy stew 60
Spinach roll 3
Square sandwich 120
Stew 300
Strange fruit 3
Strawberry creme 30
Stuffed snake 3
Super kebab 9
Tchiki monkey nuts 15
Tchiki nut paste 15
Triangle sandwich 120
Turkey drumstick 3
Ugthanki kebab 60
Ugthanki kebab (smelling) 60
Vanilla fudge log 300
Vegetable-filled flatbread 300
Wrapped candy 3
Yule log 3

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
Bacon 5
Bacon heap 40
Bacon mound 80
Bacon pile 20
Bacon stack 10
Banana 2
Cabbage 1
Cabbage (Draynor Manor) 1
Calquat fruit 54
Chopped onion 3
Chopped tomato 3
Coconut 87
Coconut (open) 87
Cooked chicken 12
Cooked chompy 130
Cooked jubbly 150
Cooked meat 30
Cooked rabbit 19
Cooked slimy eel 1
Cooked sweetcorn 9
Cooked turkey 4
Cooked turkey drumstick 4
Cooked undead chicken 4
Cooked undead meat 4
Dwellberries 4
Equa leaves 2
Fat snail meat 30
Giant frog legs 100
Gout tuber 200
Jangerberries 1
King worm 2
Lean snail meat 20
Lemon 2
Lemon chunks 2
Lemon slices 2
Lime 2
Lime chunks 1
Lime slices 2
Locust meat 1
Minced meat 8
Mysterious jerky 300
Onion 12
Onion & tomato 5
Orange 70
Orange chunks 2
Orange slices 2
Papaya fruit 64
Peach 1
Picture 2
Pineapple 2
Pineapple chunks 1
Pineapple ring 1
Poorly-cooked beast meat 4
Poorly-cooked bird meat 4
Pot of cream 19
Premade c+t batta 195
Premade ch' crunch 70
Premade choc bomb 450
Premade fr't batta 195
Premade s'y crunch 70
Premade t'd batta 195
Premade t'd crunch 80
Premade ttl 450
Premade veg ball 270
Premade veg batta 195
Premade w'm batta 195
Premade w'm crun' 80
Premade worm hole 270
Pumpkin 30
Raw potato 16
Red banana 5
Roast beast meat 25
Roast bird meat 17
Roast rabbit 20
Rotten apple 1
Sliced banana 2
Sliced red banana 5
Spicy minced meat 8
Spicy tomato 3
Spider on shaft 40
Spider on stick 50
Strawberry 17
Tenti pineapple 1
Thin snail meat 10
Toad's legs 2
Tomato 14
Ugthanki meat 5
Watermelon 48
Watermelon slice 16
White pearl 1
White tree fruit 1

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
Anchovies 7
Baron shark 150
Bass 135
Candyfloss 250
Cave eel 7
Cavefish 175
Caviar 25
Chopped tuna 52
Cod 13
Cooked eeligator 0
Cooked karambwan 230
Crayfish 2
Fish-like thing 0
Fresh monkfish 5
Frog spawn 2
Fury shark 250
Giant carp 25
Great gunkan 300
Great maki 300
Great white shark 162
Herring 7
Karambwanji 5
Lava eel 75
Lobster 134
Mackerel 8
Manta ray 250
Minnow 2
Monkfish 115
Pike 12
Poison karambwan 125
Rainbow fish 60
Rocktail 300
Roe 10
Salmon 44
Sardine 5
Sea turtle 250
Seaside rock 200
Shark 150
Shrimps 2
Sugar skull 333
Swordfish 200
Tiger shark 1600
Toffee apple 333
Trout 34
Tuna 60

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.