Rogue Trader is a miniquest playable after completing The Feud quest. There are 3 parts to the Rogue Trader minigame. Each part allows the player to buy something different from Ali Morrisane. Note: There is nothing here to kill you, unless you are poisoned or die of thirst in the desert.
Having fully unlocked the rune shop is one of the requirements for getting a trimmed Completionist cape.
To complete all 3 parts of the Rogue Trader minigame, players will need:
- Rune Mysteries
- The Feud
- Icthlarin's Little Helper - (Must have finished for clothing); allows access into Sophanem
- Coins - to pay the Street Urchin to conspire against the Blackjack seller (required for defensive blackjacks) and for Magic carpet rides (optional)
- House teleport runes (If house is in Pollnivneach) or Pollnivneach tablet(s) (after Love Story)
- Enchanted broomstick
- Items to negate the effects of Desert heat (e.g., Desert clothing, Enchanted water tiara, Waterskins)
- 3 different Dyes - any colour (for Desert outfits, can be obtained in Pollnivneach)
- 3 Animal pelts of the same kind - Cowhides, Sheep wool, Snakeskins, etc. (for Menaphite clothing)
Part 1: Runes from AuburyEdit
Players start by talking to Ali Morrisane. He tells the player to talk to Aubury in Varrock about a rune deal. After doing so, players should return to Ali Morrisane. He complains that there is an odd lock mechanism on the caskets of runes and that he is unable to open them.
There are 2 caskets: Small Casket and Large Casket. For both caskets, players get these three options:
- Force Box: higher chances of success with higher Strength levels, provides Strength experience
- Pick Lock: higher chances of success with higher Thieving levels, provides Thieving experience
- Examine Lock: players will see a "RuneSudoku" puzzle.
The Small Casket contains elemental runes and is easier to open compared to the Large Casket. The Large Casket contains non-elemental runes. Players may choose the "Pick Lock" or "Force Lock" options on the Small Casket. However, it is impossible to open the Large Casket by choosing either of these options.
Opening the caskets provides Ali with his stock. With time, Ali's stock decreases slowly, presumably as he sells the runes. Players may replenish his stock by opening more caskets.
After opening the caskets, players have the options of choosing either to buy all the runes (of unknown type and quantity) for a specified amount or to see what the runes are. Seeing what they are adds them to Ali's stock. Even if players decide to see what the runes are, they can still buy them from his stock for a more expensive price compared to if they did not choose to see the runes first. In order to buy the runes inside a large casket (assuming you have solved the puzzle) you must have the coins in your inventory. Your Money Pouch WILL Work. Also, the price it states to buy the runes is innaccurate. You will be charged for the cost of the runes as if you bought them from a regular store.
The runes substitute numbers in a standard Sudoku puzzle. Players may either solve the "RuneSudoku" puzzle themselves or use a Sudoku solver to solve the puzzle.
A trick that ALWAYS works with the Small Casket is to position the runes as shown.
- 1 2 3 4
- 4 3 2 1
- 3 4 1 2
- 2 1 4 3
The placement of the starting runes varies, but the pattern is always the same. This pattern can always be performed, regardless of the starting placement.
Part 2: Blackjacks from PollnivneachEdit
In order to obtain different types of Blackjacks (Defensive Blackjacks and Offensive Blackjacks), players have to talk to the Blackjack seller in Pollnivneach. He is just south of Ali the Kebab-Seller. Players may do the steps for offensive and defensive in either order.
For defensive blackjacks, players need to go through the conversation with the blackjack seller and choose the 'cunning plan'. Players then need to talk to the Street Urchin, who asks the player for 100 coins to assist in convincing the Blackjack seller that he needs to produce some different equipment. When players return to Ali Morisanne, they can purchase defensive blackjacks from him.
For offensive blackjacks, the player must bet that the blackjack seller cannot knock out the player with two hits from a blackjack. After attacking the player twice (for no damage), he agrees that the blackjacks need to be stronger. When players return to Ali Morisanne, they can purchase offensive blackjacks from him.
Occasionally, the blackjack seller may knock out the player, causing 30 damage. This will cause you to need to go through the motions of both attacks again.
Players may repeat this process to switch between Defensive and Offensive Blackjacks.
Part 3: Clothes from SophanemEdit
If players have completed Icthlarin's Little Helper, they may take a carpet ride from south Pollnivneach to Sophanem, and talk to Siamun in the building with the Spinning wheel or around the Silk stall.
Siamun is a rude, gruff character who wants either 3 dyes or 3 animal pelts of the same animal. Allowed animal pelts could stem from cow (cowhide not tanned), snake, sheep (i.e., Wool), bear, wolves, and possibly some other creatures. If players do not have them in inventory, they could retrieve them from the closest bank (Shantay Pass or Nardah for those who have not completed Contact!, otherwise the one in Sophanem) and return. Once the items are given to Siamun, he begins shipping the Desert outfits (for pelts) or Menaphite clothing (for dyes). When players talk to Ali Morrisane back in Al-Kharid, he asks that the player to return to Sophanem to ask Siamun to make additional clothing.
Players may repeat the process to switch between Menaphite clothing and the Desert outfits.
- Desert outfits
- Menaphite clothing
- Defensive, and Offensive Blackjacks
- 100 - Magic Carpet rides at discounted prices, Fast Travel now 500 from usual 1,000
- Runes more expensive than normal store prices as seen below
|Rune||Cost per rune||GE Price||Savings|
|Fire rune||17 coins||10 coins||-7 coins|
|Water rune||17 coins||13 coins||-4 coins|
|Air rune||17 coins||14 coins||-3 coins|
|Earth rune||17 coins||11 coins||-6 coins|
|Mind rune||17 coins||4 coins||-13 coins|
|Body rune||16 coins||4 coins||-12 coins|
|Chaos rune||140 coins||41 coins||-99 coins|
|Death rune||310 coins||93 coins||-217 coins|
|Cosmic rune||232 coins||146 coins||-86 coins|
|Law rune||378 coins||175 coins||-203 coins|
|Nature rune||228 coins||111 coins||-117 coins|
|Blood rune||550 coins||164 coins||-386 coins|
|Soul rune||410 coins||122 coins||-288 coins|
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