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Kharid-ib detail

The Kharid-ib, which loosely translates to "The Heart of the Sun", is a large diamond which is first in the possession of the Emir Shah's treasure vault in Al Kharid palace. It contains part of Tumeken's essence, which he uses to communicate.

During the Desert quest series, Lady Keli seeks the Kharid-ib and attempts to get it as ransom by kidnapping Prince Ali. In Stolen Hearts, Ozan attempts to steal the diamond, with the help of the player, in order to help rescue the prince but the two are caught in the act.

Later, in Diamond in the Rough, Osman reveals that the Kharid-ib on display in the palace vault is in fact a fake. He hints that the real Kharid-ib is hidden within the heavy weight the player uses on the Scale of Het that protects the fake diamond on display. The Kharid-ib will emit a high pitched tone when it is near the presence of a sundial of Het, Crondis, Apmeken, and Scabaras.

Several times when Ozan and the adventurer have the gem, Tumeken temporarily take control of other people, and implore the two to return the gem to Al Kharid. Those through which the Kharid-ib speak have no memory of ever being controlled.

Amascut's dialogue in Diamond in the Rough states that she feels she's been searching for this all her life, noting it is small, hard, and cold.

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The guarding mechanism of the diamond.

In a Letter signed 'Pontifex Bilrach' found in the Empty Throne Room, it is revealed that the Kharid-Ib was in the possession of the Mahjarrat Temekel until stolen by Bilrach and Lucien. It also has the power to resurrect the dead as zombies.

It shows up again in the final cutscene after completing 'Phite Club. It is seen hovering above the Soul Altar surrounded by Amascut, Jabari and two thralls. The jewel glows and apparently briefly possesses Jabari and the two thralls to speak to Amascut. Tumeken urges his daughter Amascut not to give in to her own anger and to stop her plans. The jewel's words infuriate her who denounces being Tumeken's daughter and refuses to listen to his warnings and swearing to continue her plans.

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The diamond speaking through Apep and Heru.

When asked in a Lore Campfire "What exactly is the Kharid-Ib?" Mod Osborne replied: "Mod Rowley would hate it if I revealed this. It's important. Very important."[source needed], and it was later stated to not be an elder artefact.[1]

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