|Release date||16 January 2006 (Update)|
|Quest NPC||Dealing with Scabaras|
|Examine||Looks like he's seen the inside of a few tombs.|
Simon Templeton is an unscrupulous archaeologist and treasure hunter infamous for his tomb raiding. He is located in between the landslide and the stairs up to the Agility Pyramid, situated between Nardah and Sophanem. A quick way to reach him is to teleport to Jaleustrophos using the pharaoh's sceptre. He used to have an assistant, Tarik, who is now trapped in Sophanem.
Engaging in shady transactions with a mysterious client, Simon Templeton is wanted by the Sophanites, who regard him as an outright criminal. He is known to have attempted robbery of valuable artefacts from Jalsavrah and the Temple of the Lesser Gods. Possessing a keen eye for treasure, he went after the riches held by Jaleustrophos but apparently hurt his back while trying to descend to the pyramid, leaving him stranded where he currently is.
Always interested in valuable items, Simon will buy the gold pyramid retrieved from the top of the Agility Pyramid for 1000 coins, as well as any items obtained during the Pyramid Plunder minigame in Sophanem. Following Dealing with Scabaras, he accepts noted artefacts after having spoken with him and the Guardian Mummy of Jalsavrah. Unlocking this ability is a requirement for obtaining the master quest cape.
The following table shows the price Simon pays for Pyramid Plunder rewards.
- On 21 August 2012, with an update to Solomon's General Store, players gained the ability to sell noted gold artefacts to Simon.
- The line about "cutting me own throat" may be a reference to CMOT Dibbler, from the Discworld series.
- In 2004, Mod Mark appeared in the tenth episode of season 12 of Bargain Hunt, a television programme in which two teams are challenged to buy antiques and sell them at an auction for money. In 2009, he stated this experience may have inspired Simon Templeton.