West Ardougne (pronounced "Arr-doyn") a section of the city and capital of the Kingdom of Kandarin. It is only available to people who are up to a point in the Plague City quest where you can enter. It is well known for once being badly stricken by a mysterious plague which has been claimed to have been brought into the area on its king's last visit, and also for the Underground Pass. Its neighbour, East Ardougne, whose nature of opposing to that of West Ardougne as it is an extremely wealthy and popular area. Although West Ardougne was governed by King Tyras, he left the city just before the "plague" struck to explore the forests of Tirannwn. He was a widely disregarded king and the day-to-day running of the district in his absence was left in the hands of a inefficient and drunk city warder, Bravek. Mourners from East Ardougne sent by King Lathas patrolled the streets and detain anyone that is affected by the false plague. They then took victims to the tunnels underneath the city to work for them as slaves. After the Ardougne Revolution, the mourners were evicted in place of Knights of Ardougne. The city, now under King Thoros, is still recovering from the damage done through years of isolation and oppression.
There are only a few ways to enter West Ardougne. They are:
Enter through the pipeline way after completing parts of the Plague City Quest. (This entrance is still available after completing the Plague City quest.)
Climb a rope in the southeast corner after completing parts of the Biohazard Quest. (This entrance is unavailable after completing the Biohazard quest. However, you still can exit over the wall from within West Ardougne.)
A graveyard with a lot of tombstones. Ghosts and Zombies patrol the yard but are quite low-levelled, but make for great role-playing, for you can role-play the plague is real and take cover inside buildings and kill zombies.
The mourner headquarters is a building in the north-eastern part of the area, with many mourners around and in it. The building cannot be entered until during and after the Biohazard quest, and even then only part of the building can be accessed. Various later quests in the Plague quest series allow for greater access to the building and to the Mourner Tunnels that have been dug from the basement. The tunnels give access to Dark beasts, the Mourner Tunnels mine, and the entrance to the Temple of Light.
Recruiter - The ever-suffering recruiter of the Ardougne royal army. Players may pick up tomatoes that are thrown at him by the citizens of the town. He can be found in the central square of west Ardougne.
Dark mage - The dark mage of West Arodugne. He can be found in his tower at the west end of area. He can repair an Iban staff for 200,000 coins.
Civilian - A citizen of West Ardougne affected by the population of rats. They will buy the player's cat for 100 death runes (200 death runes if player has received Ardougne Cloak 1, the player does not have to have the cloak equipped). Civilians can be found at the west end of the area.