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This article is about the dwarf trader. For other uses, see Trader (disambiguation).
Trader (dwarf)
Release date 9 September 2009 (Update)
Race Dwarf
Members only Yes
Quest NPC No
Location Keldagrim Trade Octagon
Sells items No
Gender Varies
Examine A trader for the mining company.
Trader icon

Traders are dwarves that live in Keldagrim, the capital of the Dwarven Realm. They work in the Trade Octagon, a large area in the city's massive palace.

The eight ruling companies of Keldagrim, the Consortium, are in constant need of labour, ore, and mining rights. Although some transactions are done formally behind desks by the companies' directors and secretaries, the large amount of trading performed often requires less formal methods. To accomplish this, the Consortium has hired traders to perform trades in the Trade Octagon.

Two traders for each company stand on each side of the Octagon, found in the centre of the city. Here they shout out their offers and look for potential deals. To help oversee this, the Trade Referee stands in the centre of the Octagon and ensures that the octagon runs as smoothly as possible.

Traders do not currently have roles in any quests, and cannot be talked to, but at level 90 Thieving, players may pickpocket them. Initially, an activity was planned for the Octagon, but as confirmed by a Jagex Moderator, this scheme has now been abandoned, replaced instead with the thieving element.


From 9 September 2009, players can pickpocket the traders. This requires a Thieving level of 90 and gives 556.5 experience if successful. The odds of success when pickpocketing traders seem to be better than elves and heroes. If a player fails to pickpocket a dwarf trader, they will be stunned for a few seconds and dealt 10 damage.

Pickpocketing traders can yield both very high experience rates and a sizable profit. An Ardougne cloak (3 or 4) will significantly improve a player's success rate when pickpocketing the traders, as well as gloves of silence. Using these two items, players should be able to gain over 180,000 experience an hour.

There are trade floor guards around which will attack you if you fail to pickpocket the trader. The best way to handle these is to attack them with low level weapons and lure them into a nearby room to trap them. This way you can thieve without being bothered.

With the Trahaearn exoskeleton set and the best items below it is possible to get approximately 380,000–440,000 thieving experience per hour here.

Recommended equipmentEdit

It is recommended that players who plan on pickpocketing traders bring a number of items to maximise their experience and profit rate.

  • The Ardougne cloak 3 (or 4) provides an increased success chance when pickpocketing throughout RuneScape.
  • Bandit's brew, Sq'irk juice, or the Thieving skillcape can also help your overall Thieving level and probability of pickpocketing. Alternatives include Magpie or Abyssal Lurker familiars and their scrolls, boosting Thieving by 2 and 4 respectively. Boosting your Thieving level to 100 or higher may allow you to double-pickpocket traders (with 90 Agility).
  • Gloves of silence will also improve the wearer's rate of success when pickpocketing. If a player does not want to use gloves of silence, then it is recommended that they use a regen bracelet to conserve food. Many players prefer using the regen bracelet over the gloves of silence however, due to the rapid rate of which the gloves deteriorate, and the seemingly minimal effect the gloves have on the chances of pickpocketing traders.
  • The Black Ibis outfit obtained from Pyramid Plunder. Provides a 1% boost with one piece up to a full 5% boost with all four pieces.
  • The Trahaearn exoskeleton set, which increases successful pickpockets (the set's gloves also give the same bonus as the gloves of silence provided the player has 75 Hunter, and the Black Ibis outfit if one has found the pieces for it already)
  • The Five-finger discount aura.
  • The Cheeky Monkey pet. Has a passive ability to take one stun every minute.
  • Using the Seren spell Crystal Mask combined with the Light Form curse can also dramatically reduce the chance of a failed pickpocket and increase xp rates.



Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Bronze barBronze bar1 (noted)Common247
Iron barIron bar1 (noted)Common428
Steel barSteel bar1 (noted)Common851
Mithril barMithril bar1 (noted)Common1,374
Adamant barAdamant bar1 (noted)Rare3,067
Rune barRune bar1 (noted)Rare14,064


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
CoalCoal1 (noted)Common363
Tin oreTin ore1 (noted)Common75
Copper oreCopper ore1 (noted)Common90
Iron oreIron ore1 (noted)Common231
Mithril oreMithril ore1 (noted)Common237
Adamantite oreAdamantite ore1 (noted)Rare1,319
Runite oreRunite ore1 (noted)Rare10,147


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Barberry seed 5Barberry seed1Common1
Butterfly flower seed 5Butterfly flower seed1Common544
Fly trap seed 5Fly trap seed1Common1
Prickly pear seed 5Prickly pear seed1Common1
Sunchoke seed 5Sunchoke seed1Common1
Potato cactus seed 5Potato cactus seed1Uncommon114
Reed seed 5Reed seed1Uncommon3,545
Grapevine seed 5Grapevine seed1Rare5,681
Snape grass seed 5Snape grass seed1Rare494
Wishing well bush seed 5Wishing well bush seed1Rare1


Item Quantity Rarity GE market price
Coins 250Coins100; 400CommonNot sold
Clue scroll (hard)Clue scroll (hard)1RareNot sold
Court summonsCourt summons1Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 1Crystal triskelion fragment 11Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 2Crystal triskelion fragment 21Very rareNot sold
Crystal triskelion fragment 3Crystal triskelion fragment 31Very rareNot sold

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