|Release date||21 January 2013 (Update)|
|Lamp XP rewards|| 2,000 |
|Taskmasters||Grand Vizier Hassan, Zahur, Ali the Mayor, Clay golem|
The Desert Tasks are the tasks relating to Kharidian Desert and its surrounding area, added on 21 January 2013. To complete all of the tasks, players will need the stats shown to the right. These members tasks, like all other members' task sets, have four difficulties ranging from easy to elite. Please note you must do the easy tasks first in order to claim rewards from medium, hard or elite. Two higher level requirements for the elite tasks include 91 Thieving and 89 Crafting. Some of the tasks include riding a magic carpet, mining granite and looting the engraved sarcophagus in Pyramid Plunder. They also include tasks from the Agility Pyramid and the Mage Training Arena.
The rewards include a Desert amulet, hefty experience rewards, new daily rewards and rerolls for the Dominion Tower. The amulet also provides some useful benefits for Mining, Crafting and Herblore and unlimited teleports to Nardah.
|Assassin's Feed||1||Eagle-dive into a hay cart after completing Diamond in the Rough.||Diamond in the Rough||None||Start by taking the stairs to the first floor of the Craft Store or go to the roof of Al Kharid Palace. You need to make your way to the roof of the Al Kharid bank. Stolen Heart|
|Touring Gear||2||Equip a full set of desert clothing while standing in the desert.||None||None||You can buy the set from Shantay at Shantay Pass. Black desert clothing doesn't work.|
|Memento Mori||3||View the Duel Arena scoreboard.||None||None|
|Fool's Gold||4||Catch a golden warbler.||None||5||These are found just east of the Dominion Tower, to the west of Uzer. You will need a bird snare to catch these. (Protean traps do NOT work)|
|Don't You Dare Close Your Eyes||5||Use any of the magic carpets in the desert.||None||None|
|Slash Fund||6||Get water from a cactus in the desert.||None||None||You will need an empty waterskin.|
|Kookookachat||7||Talk to Khoochak about a quest.||Stolen Hearts||None||The parrot in the throne room of Al Kharid castle.|
|Fire at Will||8||Craft a fire rune at the fire altar.||None||14||Using a wicked hood to both enter the altar and take essence from is a fast method.|
|Seems Legit||9||Obtain five artefacts from Pyramid Plunder and sell them to Simon in one go.||Started Icthlarin's Little Helper or Pharaoh's sceptre (can be used to avoid Quest requirement)||21||Save time by opening the sarcophagus in the level 61 room (#5) and final room for both a hard and elite task.|
|Extra Cheese||10||Exchange pizazz points at the Mage Training Arena.||None||7||A Cosmic rune is the cheapest to purchase.|
|I Like to Watch||11||Attempt to spectate on a match at the Dominion Tower.||None||None||Climb the stairs. Choose 'Spectator'.|
|Wiggle Room||12||Perform the troubadour dance emote near the dancers outside the Citharede Abbey.||One Piercing Note||None|
- Use a ring of duelling to reach the Duel Arena. View the scoreboard.
- Go out of the Duel Arena main gate and slightly north. Enter the fire altar and craft some fire runes.
- Go north to the Mage Training Arena. Earn some pizazz points if necessary and spend them.
- Ascend to the roof of the crafting shop, shimmy across the rope to the bank's roof to the west, then jump (or Go east and north to the start point of the roof course (crafting shop) and follow it round to the hay cart).
- Go to emir's palace, speak to Khoochak in the palace.
- Run south, or use the lodestone, and go through the east gate, go past the strykewyrms and do the troubadour dance near the Citharede Abbey musicians.
- Go south to the Shantay Pass. Purchase and equip some desert clothing. Also purchase an empty water skin.
- Take the carpet to Uzer.
- Run west and use a bird snare to catch a golden warbler.
- Fill the waterskin from a cactus.
- Run west to the Dominion Tower and attempt to spectate a match inside.
- Go to Pollnivneach. Take the south carpet to Sophanem. Get five artefacts from Pyramid Plunder, exit the city and take them to Simon Templeton, near the Agility Pyramid to the east (You can teleport to Simon Templeton by using a Pharaoh's Sceptre and picking the second option as well).
- When worn:
- You receive double water from cacti
- At all times:
|Faster than a Speeding Bullet||1||Ride an eagle to the desert (use a rope on Desert Eagle).||Eagles' Peak||None||Rope is found in the desert eagle cave. To get to the Eagles Eyrie fast, use the Book of Char teleport or any Eagle Transport.|
|So Su Me||2||Solve an easy runedoku casket.||The Feud||None||
Speak to Ali Morrisane (ask to have a look at his selection of runes, select small casket and select 'Examine lock'. If you do not see an examine option speak to Aubury in the Varrock Rune Shop and select the option about Ali Morrisane, then Siamun).
|A Bridge Not Far||3||Cross the River Lum using a crossbow.||None||8 |
|If you have built a hidey-hole you will not need a mith grapple or crossbow.|
|Heathen Idle||4||Pray at the Elidinis statuette in Nardah.||Spirits of the Elid||None||North of the fountain.|
|Away with the Kalphites||5||Travel to the fairy ring near the Kalphite Lair.||Started Fairy Tale II - Cure a Queen||None||Fairy ring code B•I•Q|
|All Square||6||Sell a pyramid top to Simon.||None||30||You can get a pyramid top on top of the pyramid by completing the agility course.|
|Goat Harralander?||7||Create a vial of combat potion from scratch in Nardah after killing a goat from the desert.||Spirits of the Elid||36 |
|After killing a Desert Goat, the following MUST be done in Nardah to count: crushing the goat horn, creating the vial from molten glass, filling the vial with water (do not use Humidify spell!), adding the harralander to the vial of water, adding the crushed goat's horn to the harralander potion (unf). Doing any of this outside of Nardah will not count.
NOTE: Crushing the goat's horn standing at the goats doesn't work. Walk inside Nardah before doing so.
Steps may be done in any order. i.e. if you forgot to make the vial, but made the potion anyway, just bring molten glass and make a vial. The task will then be complete.
|Taken for Granite||8||Mine granite at the quarry south of the Bandit Camp.||None||45||Take the best pickaxe you have for fastest completion.|
|Unbeetleable||9||Create a spirit kalphite pouch at the obelisk south west of Pollnivneach (past the river), west of Nardah (past the mine, down the desert ladder).||None||25||You will need an empty Pouch, 51 spirit shards, a blue charm and a potato cactus.|
|An Teak||10||Attempt to cut a log from the teak tree near the Ruins of Uzer.||None||35||South-east of Uzer near the shore.|
|Overcut||11||Boost your stats at Amascut's altar.||Missing My Mummy||45||Use fairy ring code D-L-Q and run east. The statue is inside the pyramid, in the room with the Pharaoh Queen.|
- Use the lodestone to go to Eagle's Peak. Bring a rope (or grab one from the "Rope rack" next to the eagles if you previously repaired). Take the desert eagle to the desert using a rope on it.
- Home teleport to Al Kharid. Run north to Ali Morissane and do an easy runedoku (open a small casket and choose to "examine" it).
- Home teleport to Lumbridge. Run south through the graveyard and cross the river using the crossbow shortcut.
- Home teleport to the Bandit Camp and run southwest to the quarry. Mine some granite.
- Home teleport to Yanille and run north to the fairy ring. Go to B-I-Q. If you didn't bring a potato cactus, enter the kalphite lair and run round to get one for later. Beware of Kalphite Soldier, bring antipoison.
- Go out of the lair and take the fairy ring to D-L-Q. Go East through the Uzer Mastaba and pray at Amascut's altar.
- Exit the mastaba and go N.E. to the teak trees on the shoreline of the Ruins of Uzer and attempt to cut a log.
- Run south to Nardah. Pray at the Elidinis Statuette.
- Get a goat horn (goats are just West of Nardah bank). Do not crush it yet. Go to the fountain and do all the steps there.
- Run west from Nardah to the summoning obelisk (accessed from climbing down the ladder nearby the river). Make the kalphite pouch.
- Run southeast to the Agility Pyramid and traverse its edges to get the gold top (make sure to grab it before you enter the doorway), and sell it to Simon.
- When worn:
- Reduced failure rate at the Agility Pyramid
- Unlimited teleports to Nardah
- Convert 50 Soda ash to Molten glass per day (while in the desert)
- At all times:
- A second Teak tree near Uzer
- Goats have a chance to drop noted Desert goat horns
- 5% cheaper items at the pizazz store
- 20 noted potato cactus from the Weird Old Man once a day (worth 47,660)
|Skinful||1||Use Humidify to fill a Waterskin while standing in the desert.||Dream Mentor||68||Using the Lunar Isle lodestone is quick method to change to Lunar spells if you need to do that.|
|Water on the Brain||2||Equip a charged Enchanted water tiara while in the desert.||Dealing with Scabaras||50||Use water runes (3 per charge) on a water tiara to make the Enchanted water tiara.|
|More Fletcher than Sumona||3||Fletch some Broad bolts or arrows in Sumona's house.||Smoking kills||52||You will need to unlock the ability to do so for 300 Slayer points. You can buy the arrowheads or unfinished bolts from Sumona.|
|Ug Thankee Kindly||4||Make an Ugthanki kebab from raw ingredients in Nardah.||Spirits of the Elid||58||All of the items can be purchased on the Grand Exchange. Purchase an onion, a tomato, an empty bowl, raw Ugthanki meat, pot of flour, and a bucket of water.
|Nipped in the Bug||5||Use a Dreadnip on the Kalphite Queen.||None||110||You need 450 kills in the Dominion Tower and have a dreadnip to release. This only works on the regular Kalphite Queen, not the Exiled Kalphite Queen.|
|Drafty in Here||6||Kill a Dust devil in the Smoke Dungeon||Smoking kills||65||You must have a Face mask, a Slayer helmet, or a Full slayer helmet equipped. It is recommended to use a crushing weapon to cover their weakness.|
|Enaqua||7||Fill a Waterskin from the fountain of Enakhra's Temple.||Enakhra's Lament||None||Must have started Enakhra's Lament.|
|Say It, Don't Spray It||8||Hear one of Al the Camel's poems using a fully featured cramulet.||Enakhra's Lament, Do No Evil||None||2nd option - say something unpleasant, then "this is just to say". If not working, combine M'speak amulet, Ghostspeak amulet, Catspeak amulet (or Catspeak amulet (e)) and Camulet.|
|1001 Kharidian Spikes||9||Harvest spines from a cactus you grew yourself.||None||55||You can have the nearby farmer, Ayesha, protect it from disease for six cadava berries.|
|Ice-Cold Killer||10||Freeze an enemy in the desert using Ice Burst.||Desert Treasure||70||Task is completed even if spell deals no damage. Spellbook swap can be used if you have the required level and do not wish to change from the Lunar Spellbook.|
|Ludikeris||11||Kill a scarab mage, Locust rider or Kalphite with the Keris dagger.||Contact!||None||This does not work on Scarabites in Ullek swamp. It does work in the dungeon under the bank in Sophanem.|
|Security through Obscurity||12||Use the Deposit chest near the Bedabin Camp||Deadliest Catch||None||Northwest of the camp, near the shore.|
|Wake-Up Call||13||Open the sarcophagus in the level 61 room (#5) of Pyramid Plunder||None||61||Combining this with the easy task to collect 5 artefacts from urns and opening the sarcophagus in room 8 for an elite task is a good idea.|
|Open Sesame||14||Enter the Al-kharid resource dungeon.||None||75||Cannot be boosted.|
- Activate Lunar spells, get several water runes, death runes, a fire rune and an astral rune, and buy 2 empty waterskins and some feathers. A Steam battlestaff would help greatly!
- Buy an onion, tomato, empty bowl, pot of flour, and bucket of water.
- Home teleport to Al-Kharid.
- Talk to Al the Camel by the bank with a full-featured Cramulet on.
- Harvest spines from your cactus, and enter the Al-kharid resource dungeon.
- Home teleport to the Bandit Camp.
- Equip a charged enchanted water tiara.
- Use a waterskin on the fountain in Enakhra's Temple, exit, and cast Humidify on the other waterskin.
- Get Ancient Magicks and head to Smoke Dungeon while killing a Ugthanki camel with Ice Burst on the way.
- Kill a Dust devil inside Smoke Dungeon. Don't forget to wear a face mask or slayer helm!
- Go to Sumona's house in Pollnivneach, and fletch some broad bolts or broad arrows, which can be bought unfinished from her.
- Take a Magic carpet ride or walk to Nardah, and make the ugthanki kebab there.
- Play Pyramid Plunder and open the sarcophagus in the level 61 room (#5).
- Go to the bank by Pyramid Plunder, grab your keris and go into the dungeon under and kill a scarab mage, Locust rider or kalphite with the keris dagger.
- Gear up with some dreadnips for the Kalphite Queen, teleport to the Bandit Camp lodestone and deposit something in the Bedabin Camp deposit box.
- Deploy a dreadnip on the Kalphite Queen and kill a kalphite on the way.
- When worn:
- Reduced failure rate at the Agility Pyramid
- At all times:
- The cactus patch in Al Kharid will be protected from disease and always provide double spines
- Goats have a chance to drop noted Desert goat horns
- Double charges on the Pharaoh's sceptre and the Sceptre of the gods
- Reduced chance of Mummies and Scarabs spawning in Pyramid Plunder
- 10% cheaper items at the pizazz store
- 30 noted potato cactus from the Weird Old man a day (worth 71,490)
|Staff on Stryke||1||Kill a Desert strykewyrm wearing a fully charged slayer helmet and wielding an ancient staff.||Smoking Kills, Desert treasure||77 |
|The slayer helmet must be charged with 50 combat scrolls of any kind (howl scrolls or bacon blast scrolls being easiest to obtain). The full slayer helmet will also work. It may be recoloured. The staff cannot be borrowed. Anything can be used to kill the wyrm, as long as the staff and helm are equipped. When all requirements are met, having the strykewyrms as a slayer task isn't required to kill one.
Don't use a familiar, it will draw the Stykewyrm's attention and cause it to stop fighting, "It's not after you..."
|Room Service||2||Open the sarcophagus in the final room of Pyramid Plunder.||None||91 ||You must have the required level - boosts cannot be utilised.|
|Sun Shade||3||Plant the Dominion marker in the desert, with all its achievements complete, including killing Sunfreet.||See the Dominion Tower article.||None||It really doesn't matter where you plant it, as long as it is outside. (Can be put in the waiting room of Dominion Tower and will count as task completed also, does not have to be outside in the desert.)|
|A, B, Cithara||4||Play the Holy Cithara while standing in the Citharede Abbey.||One Piercing Note, Restless Ghost, Desert Treasure||None||To complete the task, make sure your Cithara isn't sheathed. Otherwise, it cannot be played.
If you need to reclaim your Holy Cithara, this can only be done with the following conditions:
NOTE: Playing the Holy Cithara in the Abbey's basement will NOT count as being in the Abbey to complete the task. It has to be done above the basement.
|Ankle Support||5||Wear the ankh and the Scabaras mask while in the desert.||Diamond in the Rough, Do No Evil||80 |
|Must be equipped within the desert. Entering the desert with the items equipped will not complete the task.|
|I'm Super||6||In Nardah, make a Super antifire flask - making both the flask and the potion from scratch.||As a First Resort...||89 |
|While in Nardah, use the phoenix feathers on the antifire potions to make two 3-dose Super antifire potions. Next, blow the robust glass into a potion flask and use the potion flask on one of the super antifire potions to make a full dose Super antifire flask.|
Talk to the Clay golem, in the remains of the ruined city of Uzer, to receive Desert amulet 4 and Experience lamps - total of 160,000 experience - 2 lamps of 30k xp and 2 lamps of 50k xp; note: requiring minimum 77 and minimum 93 in the desired skill to be used - in the skills of your choice (boosts cannot be used).
- When worn:
- Convert 150 Soda ash to Molten glass per day (while in the desert)
- Opportunity to re-roll your Dominion Tower chest rewards
- 20% Chance to create 4-dose Super antifire potions instead of 3-dose while in the desert
- At all times:
- Two feathers at once from pickpocketing the Desert Phoenix
- The Ancient staff can be enchanted upon request by the Clay golem. This increases the staff's accuracy to that of a level 75 weapon (from 850 to 1694), gives it a +2 prayer bonus, and adds a cosmetic effect
- A new red sandstone rock on the Sophanem coast, which holds up to 25 red sandstone per day
- Aligra Nite in the Desert Quarry will buy granite from you (price depends on rock size) for 20% of the Grand Exchange value, that can be counter to mine/drop ores.
- 40 noted potato cactus from the Weird Old Man (worth 95,320)
- The reward pendants colours align with the basic 4 gems:
- Easy = blue (sapphire)
- Medium = green (emerald)
- Hard = red (ruby)
- Elite = white (diamond)
- The jingles are renditions of music tracks relating to the task area, as usual. The easy jingle is a rendition of Violinsanity, hard of Breaking In and elite of Final Showdown.
- If you plant and grow a Cactus plant and harvest it before the hard tasks are complete, you will get three spines from it as usual, but if the hard tasks are completed while the cactus is fully grown then it will start yielding double spines spontaneously, even after Ali says the double yield is due to it being protected by a local farmer during growth.
- Easy tasks:
- "Assassin's Feed" is a pun on the video game "Assassin's Creed." The task involves doing a "Leap of Faith", which is also done in the game.
- "Don't You Dare Close Your Eyes" refers to the lyrics from "A Whole New World", featured in Disney's animated film Aladdin.
- "Kookookachat" is a reference to The Beatles song "I am the Walrus". Kookookachat is a play on words of the lyric "Goo, Goo, G'joob", which is often missheard as being pronounced Koo, Koo, Ka'choo.
- "Memento Mori" is that Latin phrase which means "remember that you will die", referring to the phrase repeated in the ear of a triumphing general entering Rome to remind him that he was mortal.
- Medium tasks:
- "Away with the Kalphites" is a play on the phrase "away with the fairies".
- "Faster Than A Speeding Bullet" is a reference to Superman.
- "Heathen Idle" is a play on the word "Idol", a religious statue where in some religions people pray at.
- "A Bridge Not Far" is a reference to the film A Bridge Too Far.
- "An Teak" is a play on the word "antique".
- "Taken for Granite" is a play on the phrase "taken for granted".
- "Unbeetleable" is a play on the word "unbeatable".
- "So Su Me" is a play on the phrase "so sue me".
- Hard tasks:
- "Nipped in the bug" is a play on the saying "to nip something in the bud", meaning to stop something before it gets bigger.
- "1001 Kharidian Spikes" is a pun on the famous book "Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights."
- "Ludikeris" is a pun on the word "Ludicrous".
- "Enaqua" is a portmanteau of Enakhra, and Aqua, meaning water.
- "Open Sesame" is a reference to the tale of Ali Baba and the 40 bandits, one of the tales from 1001 Arabian Nights.