The Desert Tasks are the tasks relating to Kharidian Desert and its surrounding area, added on 21 January2013. 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.
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.
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
Cross the River Lum using a crossbow.
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If you have built a hidey-hole you will not need a mith grapple or crossbow.
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
Mine granite at the quarry south of the Bandit Camp.
Take the best pickaxe you have for fastest completion.
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).
The full slayer helmet must be charged with 50 combat scrolls of any kind, (howl scrolls or bacon blast scrolls being easiest to obtain). Mighty slayer helmet with 500 combat scrolls will also work. It may be recoloured. The regular slayer helmet will not work. 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 Strykewyrm's attention and cause it to stop fighting, "It's not after you..."
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.)
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 2 lamps granting 30,000 experience each in a skill of choice that is at least level 77, 2 lamps granting 50,000 experience each in a skill of choice that is at least level 93 (a total of 160,000 experience; boosts cannot be used to reach the level requirements), and the Desert amulet 4, giving the following additional benefits:
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.