Transcript of Ali the Trader

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This transcript involves dialogue with Ali Morrisane, Aubury, Siamun, and the player.

Setting up the Deal[edit | edit source]

Talking to Ali Morrisane[edit | edit source]

First time[edit | edit source]

  • Ali Morrisane: Hello Player. How's the adventuring going?
  • Player: Hi Ali. Not bad. How are you?
  • Ali Morrisane: Still selling.
  • Ali Morrisane: I have an old friend - a cloth merchant Siamun, who lives in Sophanem - Do you know the place?
  • Player: Umm..... Images of cats and priests come to mind. Ah yes! There we go, it's the city of the dead South of Pollnivneach isn't it?
  • Ali Morrisane: That's the one, well if you could convince him to supply me with some of his merchandise, I would be more than willing to sell them to the masses... for a small percentage of course.
    • Player: So what's in this for me?
      • Ali Morrisane: I thought you wanted to help.
      • Player: Of course, but everyone seems to be benefitting here but me.
      • Ali Morrisane: What do you mean?
      • Player: Well the trader gets their product sold, you get your cut, but what do I get?
      • Ali Morrisane: You get access to more products. Is that not reward enough?
      • Ali Morrisane: Hmm... Perhaps not.
      • Ali Morrisane: I'll tell you what then, how about I let you have discounted flights on my magic carpet rides?
      • Player: Wow that would be great.
      • Ali Morrisane: Fair enough so, we have a win, win, win situation on our hands then.
      • Ali Morrisane: I think I need just one more product type, something magical... now what could I stock that's magical, has large demand and a pretty good profit margin...
      • Player: How about runes?
      • Ali Morrisane: Yes, that would be perfect. There really seems to be a gap in the market in the desert.
      • Ali Morrisane: There's a rune seller in Varrock named Aubury - perhaps you could approach him about the idea. He's far enough away that he wouldn't end up competing with himself.
      • Player: What do you mean?
      • Ali Morrisane: If the rune market is a limited one, if I were to sell his runes from a location nearby his shop, then I would take part of his market share so he would in fact not benefit from me selling runes.
      • Player: Ah ha I think I know where this is going. So because you're located far enough away from him you will take up someone else's share in the market and Aubury will make more money as a result.
      • Player: Very well anticipated.
    • Player: Ok I'll see what I can do.
      • Ali Morrisane: Well you had better get going, you've a fair bit of travelling ahead of you. Unless you want to make a small purchase from me first?
      • Player: No, I'm really too busy.
      • Player: Ok

Afterward[edit | edit source]

  • Ali Morrisane: Hello Player. How's the adventuring going?
  • Player: Hi Ali. Not bad. How are you?
  • Ali Morrisane: Still selling.
  • Ali Morrisane: Is there any chance of getting you to look up a merchant to supply me?
    • Player: Who did you want me to talk to again?
      • Ali Morrisane: Go see Siamun in Sophanem about some clothes.
      • Player: Right, so I'll go see Siamun of Sophanem.
      • Ali Morrisane: Good, good.
      • Ali Morrisane: Could you talk to your friend Aubury in Varrock about supplying me with runes?
      • Player: Hmm, that could work out quite well. Varrock is always quite busy, so I might try to get a couple of other things done while I'm there.
      • Ali Morrisane: Don't tarry too long, I'm quite anxious to get a rune store open before anyone else in this area.
      • Ali Morrisane: In Pollnivneach go and talk to the blackjack seller. Convince him to supply me with his produce.
      • Player: Any idea how I should go about that?
      • Ali Morrisane: You're a bright chap. I'm sure you'll work something out.
      • Player: I'll get to it right away.
    • Player: Ya, I'll get to it soon.
      • Ali Morrisane: Well you had better get going, you've a fair bit of travelling ahead of you. Unless you want to make a small purchase from me first?
      • Player: No, I'm really too busy.
      • Player: Ok

Runes from Aubury[edit | edit source]

Talking to Aubury[edit | edit source]

First time[edit | edit source]

  • Aubury: Do you want to buy some runes?
    • Player: Actually, I'm here with a business proposal from Ali Morrisane.
      • Aubury: Ali who?
      • Player: Ali Morrisane, a salesman of great repute based in Al Kharid.
      • Aubury: What is this proposal then?
      • Player: He wants to set up a rune-selling franchise in the markets of Al Kharid and he wants you to supply him with the stock.
      • Aubury: Why doesn't he get his own runes and sell them?
      • Player: His talents don't lie in that area. What he's good at is selling things, and lots of them.
      • Aubury: Hmm, interesting... So let's get this straight, he wants me to supply him with runes, which he will sell, and send me the profits?
      • Player: Nearly. He will charge a small commission on the runes.
      • Aubury: Do you think that it will work? Will people actually buy these runes off him?
      • Player: I wouldn't be surprised. Supply and demand are his rune essence and ore.
      • Aubury: Now this is very important, is he trustworthy?
      • Player: Yes, I believe so. Trust is a key part of commerce, and something which I doubt he would neglect.
      • Aubury: Fair enough, I'll trust your judgement.
      • Player: So you'll supply him with the runes then?
      • Aubury: Well if he's half as good a salesman as you suggest I should have no problem in funding my research and maybe even redecorating this place.

Afterward[edit | edit source]

  • Aubury: Have you spoken to Ali Morrisane about the runes?
  • Player: Umm, not yet. I'll get around to doing that soon.
  • Aubury: Great! Now, do you want to buy some runes?

Talking to Ali Morrisane[edit | edit source]

  • Ali Morrisane: Hello Player. How's the adventuring going?
  • Player: Hi Ali. Not bad. How are you?
  • Ali Morrisane: Still selling.
  • Ali Morrisane: Good job on getting the rune stone shipments sorted. I'm just receiving the first of them. Though there seems to be a funny sort of locking mechanism on them, which I haven't completely figured out.
  • Player: No problem. I might have a look at it later.

Looking at Ali's runes for the first time[edit | edit source]

  • Player: I'd like to have a look at your selection of runes.
  • Ali Morrisane: Well at the moment I don't exactly have a selection of runes.
  • Player: You don't?
  • Ali Morrisane: Those boxes from your friend Aubury have a very odd locking mechanism.
  • Player: You have managed to get them off?
  • Ali Morrisane: Not exactly.
  • Player: What do you mean by 'not exactly'?
  • Ali Morrisane: What I mean by 'not exactly' is 'no, I haven't managed to get the lock off'.
  • Player: Oh.
  • Ali Morrisane: I was kind of hoping that you would have a look at them. There are two distinctive types of caskets one with a simple locking mechanism and another, which umm... looks a little tricky to say the least.
    • Player: Try opening a small casket of runes
    • Player: Try opening a large casket of runes
    • Player: On second thoughts I don't really need any runes.

Blackjacks from Pollnivneach[edit | edit source]

  • (Transcript missing. edit)
  • Blackjack Seller: Hello. Could I interest you in a Blackjack?
  • Player: Can I interest you in a proposal?
  • Blackjack Seller: What are we talking about here? Nothing dodgy I hope. I don't like anything dodgy, I had enough of that sort of thing when the bandits and those rogue Menaphites were running things here, so I packed up my things and left.
  • Player: No no nothing of the sort, a friend of mine Ali Morrisane, have you ever heard of him?
  • Blackjack Seller: Have I what? He's my idol, he's the greatest salesman in all of Gielinor. Word has it that he even sold...
  • Player: ...yeah yeah, sand to the Bedabin. Hmpf!! I have heard that story more times that I care for.. Anyway he has a proposal for you...
  • Blackjack Seller: I'm all ears. Does he want to take me on as an apprentice?
  • Player: No no nothing of the sort.
  • Blackjack Seller: Oh...?
  • Player: He sees quite a bit of potencial in your product.
  • Blackjack Seller: The urchins of the town do too, they're always trying to steal my products.
  • Player: Yes, but Ali says if he were to stock your products he would need a larger variation of product.
  • Blackjack Seller: I don't know. I'm quite happy with the product that I'm making at the moment.
  • Player: Hmm.. Ali did voice some concerns about you. He said you were an over cautious individual and...
  • Blackjack Seller: He did?
  • Player: Look will you create a larger variety of blackjacks or not?
  • Blackjack Seller: I don't know.
  • Player: What do I have to do to convince you that you should make a larger variety?
  • Blackjack Seller: Well I suppose if you could demonstrate to me that they weren't up to the job.
    • Player: 1. Hmm... I'll have to think of a cunning plan.
      • Blackjack Seller: What was that?
      • Player: What was what? Oh I must have been thinking out loud again, sorry.
      • Street Urchin: Psst... Player Come here.
    • Player: 2. (MISSING DIALOGUE)

Talk to Street Urchin[edit | edit source]

  • Street Urchin: Hey there I heard that you were trying to get the blackjack man to change his gear.
  • Player: You did?
  • Street Urchin: Do you forget who you're talking to? I'm the fastest and sneakiest urchin in this town.
  • Player: Ok, so what's it to you then?
  • Street Urchin: Well it suits my purpose nearly as much as yours if the blackjack seller produces a wider variety of wares.
  • Player: How so?
  • Street Urchin: Well chances are, he'll produce some even higher quality items for me to steal.
  • Player: Aha so if you can rob the blackjack seller and get away with it, it should prove to him that his blackjack isn't up to the job?
  • Street Urchin: There's hope for you yet. Seeing as we've worked successfully together in the past I will only charge you 100 gold.
    • Player: 1. Woah! That's far too much.
      • (ENDS THE DIALOGUE)
    • Player: 2. Fair enough, here you go.
      • Street Urchin: Now walk up to the merchant, engage him in conversation and leave the rest up to me.
      • (Automatic dialogue)

Talk to Blackjack Seller[edit | edit source]

  • Blackjack Seller: Hello. Could I interest you in a Blackjack? - That pesky little urchin has done it again! I can't believe it he's managed to rob me again.
  • Player: Well maybe you should modify the blackjack to have better defensive qualities.
  • Blackjack Seller: I might as well. Next time I'll get him.
  • Player: So i take it you will be supplying Ali Morrisane with the new variety of blackjack then?
  • Blackjack Seller: Yes, yes. I'll starr shipping it by carpet as soon as the first batch is ready.

Clothes from Sophanem[edit | edit source]

Talking to Siamun[edit | edit source]

Supplying the desert outfits[edit | edit source]

  • (Transcript missing. edit)

Supplying the Menaphite clothing[edit | edit source]

  • Player: Hello Siamun.
  • Siamun: Hello adventurer. How are sales going?
  • Player: Not too bad, Ali was well impressed by the reaction and demand they had initially but he's a little concerned about how the sales have dropped off of recent.
  • Siamun: Hmmm... Maybe I could produce a different range of products.
  • Siamun: I tell you what, get me 3 animal pelts of the same variety and I'll change the shipments around and, remember, I won't accept banknotes.
  • Select an option
    • What do you mean by animal pelt?
      • Player: What do you mean by animal pelt?
      • Siamun: Just get me 3 cowhides, 3 wolf or snake skins or the shearings of 3 sheep. Simpler still get me 3 pots of dye and, remember, I won't accept banknotes.
      • Player: Ok, I'll get you the materials.
      • Siamun: Unless you've got the materials on you?
        • (If the player doesn't have the materials:)
          • Player: Ummm.. No.
          • Siamun: Keh! Come back when you have what I need.
          • Select an option
            • Umm... What do you need again?
              • Player: Umm... What do you need again?
              • Siamun: Just get me 3 cowhides, 3 wolf or snake skins or the shearings of 3 sheep and, remember, I won't accept banknotes.
            • Ok.
              • Player: Ok.
        • (If the player has the materials:)
          • Player: Yup, I've got what you want with me.
          • You give the merchant the animal pelts.
          • Siamun: Thank you adventurer. I will get my goods up to that merchant thief Ali Morrisane as quickly as possible.
          • Player: Think nothing of it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you've produced for the Al Kharid market.
    • Ok, I'll get you the materials.
      • Player: Ok, I'll get you the materials.
      • Siamun: Unless you've got the materials on you?
        • (If the player doesn't have the materials:)
          • Player: Ummm.. No.
          • Siamun: Keh! Come back when you have what I need.
          • Select an option
            • Umm... What do you need again?
              • Player: Umm... What do you need again?
              • Siamun: Just get me 3 cowhides, 3 wolf or snake skins or the shearings of 3 sheep and, remember, I won't accept banknotes.
            • Ok.
              • Player: Ok.
        • (If the player has the materials:)
          • Player: Yup, I've got what you want with me.
          • You give the merchant the animal pelts.
          • Siamun: Thank you adventurer. I will get my goods up to that merchant thief Ali Morrisane as quickly as possible.
          • Player: Think nothing of it. I'm looking forward to seeing what you've produced for the Al Kharid market.

After giving the materials[edit | edit source]

  • Siamun: Hello adventurer. Have you checked with Ali M whether my garments are selling or not?
  • Player: Not yet, I have a few things to do first.
  • Siamun: Well I would be very much obliged it you could have a talk with him sooner rather than later, I'm not all that sure of the trustworthiness of those carpet men.
  • Player: Don't worry, I'll get to it.

Talking to Ali Morrisane[edit | edit source]

  • Ali Morrisane: Hello Player. How's the adventuring going?
  • Select an option
    • Hi, Ali. Not bad. How are you?
      • Player: Hi Ali. Not bad. How are you?
      • Ali Morrisane: Still selling.
      • Ali Morrisane: Siamun's clothes seem to have really struck a chord with the locals in Al Kharid. Menaphite culture seems to be taking off here, rumour has it that one of Prince Ali's servants bought him one of Siamun's robes.
      • Player: Wow, that sounds positive.
      • Ali Morrisane: Quite, if I don't say so myself. But in order to keep things fresh, the next time you're in Sophanem, could you ask that cranky old so-and-so Siamun to produce a new line of clothing?
      • Player: Sure, why not. The Sultan himself might even buy some of the new range.
      • Ali Morrisane: That would be the day.
      • (Old selection of stocks are presented.)
    • I have some questions about a tomb.
      • (Non-miniquest dialogue.)