Grand Vizier Hassan is a high-ranking official of the desert nation of Al Kharid, a large city on the northernmost fringe of the vast Kharidian Desert. He is also a taskmaster for the easy Desert achievements.
Hassan is located in the throne room of Al Kharid palace. During and after completion of The Jack of Spades he moves to the south-west corner of the Merchant district of Menaphos, acting as the representative for Al Kharid.
Hassan has loyally served the Emir for some time, keeping a close eye on the economic state of Al Kharid. As the Emir's advisor, his voice is one of the strongest in Al Kharid, and has largely been responsible for the city's financial success.
The Emir's son and heir to the throne, Ali Mirza, was kidnapped by Lady Keli, an infamous mercenary killer known for her underhanded business tactics. Khnum, a henchmen for Lady Keli, reveals to Ozan & the player that she should be departing from Draynor Village. When confronted, she demanded a massive ransom in exchange for Ali's safe return to Al Kharid. Threatening to kill him, her plans were concluded when the adventurers hand over the Kharid-ib.
The Emir, at the time, was starting to die of cardiomyopathy, thus being in no fit state to rule. As such, the Emir's position was temporarily given to Hassan. Hassan, hoping to save Ali with paying Keli's massive ransom, began to work with Osman, the city's trained spymaster.
Even after the hostage crisis, Hassan continues working hard to keep the city safe. He was largely responsible for the peace deal with the Menaphites of the southern desert, with whom Al Kharid had long been engaged in war. He's also keeping a close watch on Ali Morrisane, a trader that arrived from Pollnivneach and has since been involved in a number of controversial business arrangements.
Hassan also features in The Jack of Spades quest, where the player accompanies him to Menaphos to broker a trade deal between the two cities. After The Jack of Spades quest Hassan will be located in the Merchant district of Menaphos, near Grand Vizier Ehsan.
In 'Phite Club, Hassan has learned of Osman's exile and believes that Ali made the right choice in exiling him. Hassan also believes that Osman should rule Menaphos, since Osman showed him irrefutable evidence of him being the rightful ruler of Menaphos, and that both kingdoms would benefit from it.
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- patch 3 July 2017 (Update):
- Hassan can now be seen on the Al-Kharid palace roof from multiple levels during Jack of Spades.
- hotfix 12 June 2017 (Update):
- You can once again claim Easy Desert Task Set rewards from Hassan.
- Grand Vizier Hassan may have been inspired by Ali Hassan al-Majid, as they have similar names and roles.