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|Release date||25 March 2002 (Update)|
|Quest NPC||Scorpion Catcher|
|Location||Monastery, Barbarian Outpost, Taverley Dungeon|
Kharid Scorpions are a rare species of scorpion native to the Kharidian Desert. They play a prominent role in the Scorpion Catcher quest, during which players must capture three that escaped from the wizard Thormac. Players can catch them during the Scorpion Catcher with a scorpion cage. Locations are as follows:
- One roams freely on the first floor of the Monastery.
- Another can be found in the beginning of the Taverley Dungeon. The scorpion in Taverley Dungeon is behind a disguised wall that can only be opened after starting the quest.
- The final one is found in the Barbarian Agility area at the Barbarian Outpost.
None of these scorpions are attackable. If players attempt to pick them up, they will always suffer 30 damage. This damage is fatal if one has 30 life points or less when attempting to pick one up. The scorpion damage is not poisonous, though is incapable of being blocked by any of protection prayers like Protect from Melee. It is rumoured that some players have died because of lag, as they have attempted to pick one up at moderately low life points under lag not aware that they deal out 30 life points at a time. Some players also use them as a form of suicide when they have low life points or are in need of stat restoration.
- For something that comes from Al Kharid, none of these scorpions are found in Al Kharid.
- Players used this scorpion for the "scorp" trick where players dealt damage to one another and then went to the monastery to die at the same time for "76king". After Jagex found about this "scorp" trick, they made the scorpion "back away slowly" if someone tried to grab it. When the anti-76king update came out, the scorpions were permitted to deal damage once again.