Dorgesh-Kaan market trading

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Dorgesh-Kaan market trading
Dorgesh-Kaan market trading.png
Released 20 March 2007 (Update)
Type Minigame
Members Yes
Location Dorgesh-Kaan
Participants 1
Skills None
Reward currency Coins
Tutorial Yes
Music Dorgeshuun City
Location

Dorgesh-Kaan market trading is an activity that can be played at the market of Dorgesh-Kaan. It revolves around selling "exotic" surface foods to Dorgeshuun gourmets for a certain price, with some foods being more or less desired than others. If executed well, a significant amount of money may be earned this way. Completion of Death to the Dorgeshuun is required to access the market.

Starting out[edit | edit source]

Before being able to sell foods, you will need to get permission first. This is done by speaking to Lurgon, owner of Dorgesh-Kaan General Supplies - he can be found wandering around the middle of the market. He will explain the basics of trading and inform you that you will need permission from the Dorgeshuun Council first, with a certain (random) councillor in charge of the marketplace. Find this councillor and ask for permission, which you are granted instantly. Return to Lurgon - you will now be able to sell food to the goblins. This permission is only valid on the game world it was earned on. Attempting to start the minigame on another world will require permission to be earned on that world, removing your permission from the previous world.

Councillor Location
Ur-lun chathead.png Ur-lun In the south-east of the city, along with Ur-pel.
Ur-meg chathead.png Ur-meg In her house west of the market, south of Barlak's shop.
Ur-pel chathead.png Ur-pel In the south-east of the city, along with Ur-lun.
Ur-taal chathead.png Ur-taal In the north-west of the city, by the large pond and outside Oldak's laboratory, along with Ur-zek.
Ur-tag chathead.png Ur-tag East of the council's meeting room in the north-east of the city, on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US].
Ur-vass chathead.png Ur-vass Slightly north-east of the market, east of the fountains.
Ur-zek chathead.png Ur-zek In the north-west of the city, by the large pond and outside Oldak's laboratory, along with Ur-taal.

Overview[edit | edit source]

As a result of the established connection to the surface, many goblins have developed a craving for exotic human food. There are four differently dressed gourmets wandering around the market, to whom you are able sell your food. Simply use a piece of food on them and name your price. If your price is too high, however, the gourmet will not buy anything since the food will be too expensive for them; likewise, if the price is too low, the goblin will think the food is of poor quality and not buy it either. If the gourmet agrees with the price, they will offer to buy a certain amount of food (usually up to five pieces depending on whether the price was on the low or high end) and you may agree to sell or decline. If you don't have the amount of food the gourmet desires, you may still sell what you have. Moreover, it is not required to stick with the gourmet's wish - you may sell less if you want to. After completing a transaction with one of the gourmets, you must trade with a different one next - the gourmets will not want to buy from you twice in a row.

Offering a suitable price is tricky. You may use the food on Lurgon to get a rough estimate of the price that the food goes for, along with some advice (see the last section for these prices). This price is usually higher than its high level alchemy value, but it depends on popularity as well. You may deviate from the suggested price, but not too much. As a rule of thumb, the foods will generally sell best for slightly above Lurgon's price if the gourmet liked its look or smell.

After a successful trade, a grateful gourmet may also give you some Dorgeshuun food for free. This will be one out of mushrooms, fillets, roast frog, eel sushi or grubs à la mode.

Gourmet's reaction[edit | edit source]

When determining your price, the gourmet's reaction to the food must be taken into account as well. If they react positively, they will be willing to pay more. However, if they don't like the look of the food, they will not pay as much and it may be a good idea to try selling to a different gourmet, preferably the one with the most positive response. Additionally, it's important to sell a variety of food types; the novelty of all foods quickly wears off, causing the gourmets to pay less if offered the same type of food repeatedly. However, this discount due to repeated selling is only about 0.7% of the price, and can nearly be ignored.

Gourmet's response Reaction Multiplier
Yuck, that looks horrid. What is it? Very negative 1
Eww, what's that? Negative 1.5
So what's that then? Neutral 2
That smells nice; what is it? Positive 2.5
Mmm, that smells good... What is it? Very positive 3

Making an offer[edit | edit source]

To determine the price that a Gourmet is willing to pay, find the price of the item ( by talking to Lurgon or consulting the table below). Then, multiply this price by the multiplier.

For example, when offering a Manta ray to a Gourmet that had a "positive" response, that Gourmet will "value" it at 2.5 times the Dorgeshuun value (100 x 2.5 = 250).

If you were to offer to sell the manta ray for ≤ 45% (250 x 0.45 - 1), the Gourmet would offer to buy two of them.

Gourmet's response Price range (% of value)
Hmm...if you're selling them that cheaply there must be something wrong with them. I think I'll pass. ≤ 10% (won't buy)
That sounds like a great deal to me. I'll take five! ≤ 25%
That sounds like a great deal to me. I'll take four! ≤ 35%
That sounds like a good deal to me. I'll take three! ≤ 40%
That sounds like a good deal to me. I'll take two! ≤ 45%
That's fair. I'll take one. ≤ 50%
Hmm, okay. I'll buy one. ≤ 60%
That's a bit much for me. ≤ 100%
Don't be absurd - it's clearly not worth that! no limit (won't buy)
Goodness! We don't deal in sums of money that big in the marketplace. no limit (won't buy, > 5000 coins)

The trick is to find a balance between a high price and the gourmet's willingness to buy more pieces. Sometimes, lowering the price a bit may lead to greater profits since the gourmet will want to buy more. It's always handy to bring several pieces of the foods you are trying to sell.

Overselling[edit | edit source]

If you sell too many of the same item, over time, the Gourmets will start to offer less money for it. The discount is 1% multiplied by how many of the item you've sold, but this count decrements by one every minute. It is world-specific and true for all players. The discount is capped at 50%, meaning the Gourmets will always pay at least half of the normal price, even if you've sold thousands. You can get a sense of whether the Gourmets are tired of a particular food based on their dialogue response:

Count Response
0 Ooh, I've never had that before. How exciting!
1-10 Oh, I think I've heard people talking about that.
11-20 Oh, of course. I've had that occasionally.
21-40 Oh, we have that all the time.
40+ That again?

If a gourmet has never had a food before, there is a 1% chance that they'll be amazed by the food, and tell all their friends about it. This means that the gourmets will treat this food as "Very positive" for the next 20 minutes, meaning you can charge more money for it.

Types of food[edit | edit source]

Item Price GE Price Profit
1/2 anchovy pizza inventory image 1/2 anchovy pizza 90 N/A N/A
1/2 meat pizza inventory image 1/2 meat pizza 75 N/A N/A
1/2 pineapple pizza inventory image 1/2 pineapple pizza 150 N/A N/A
1/2 plain pizza inventory image 1/2 plain pizza 60 N/A N/A
2/3 cake inventory image 2/3 cake 90 N/A N/A
2/3 chocolate cake inventory image 2/3 chocolate cake 150 N/A N/A
Apple pie inventory image Apple pie 90 115 −25
Admiral pie inventory image Admiral pie 930 151 779
Anchovy pizza inventory image Anchovy pizza 180 586 −406
Anchovies inventory image Anchovies 7 60 −53
Anglerfish inventory image Anglerfish 225 1,540 −1,315
Banana stew inventory image Banana stew 900 21 879
Botanical pie inventory image Botanical pie 90 1,893 −1,803
Bottle of wine inventory image Bottle of wine 1,500 1,243 257
Bread inventory image Bread 36 154 −118
Banana inventory image Banana 2 57 −55
Bass inventory image Bass 20 139 −119
Cooked fishcake inventory image Cooked fishcake 100 N/A N/A
Cooked undead chicken inventory image Cooked undead chicken 4 N/A N/A
Cooked undead meat inventory image Cooked undead meat 4 N/A N/A
Cabbage inventory image Cabbage 1 32 −31
Calquat fruit inventory image Calquat fruit 54 114 −60
Cooked crab meat inventory image Cooked crab meat 50 964 −914
Cooked crab meat inventory image Cooked crab meat 40 N/A N/A
Cooked crab meat inventory image Cooked crab meat 30 N/A N/A
Cooked crab meat inventory image Cooked crab meat 20 N/A N/A
Cooked crab meat inventory image Cooked crab meat 10 N/A N/A
Coconut inventory image Coconut 87 2,255 −2,168
Cooked chicken inventory image Cooked chicken 4 75 −71
Cooked chompy inventory image Cooked chompy 130 47 83
Cooked jubbly inventory image Cooked jubbly 150 611 −461
Cooked meat inventory image Cooked meat 4 73 −69
Cooked mystery meat inventory image Cooked mystery meat 4 232 −228
Cooked rabbit inventory image Cooked rabbit 4 225 −221
Cooked slimy eel inventory image Cooked slimy eel 1 223 −222
Cooked sweetcorn inventory image Cooked sweetcorn 9 289 −280
Cabbage (Draynor Manor) inventory image Cabbage (Draynor Manor) 3 N/A N/A
Chocolate slice inventory image Chocolate slice 90 N/A N/A
Chocolatey milk inventory image Chocolatey milk 6 N/A N/A
Cake inventory image Cake 150 153 −3
Cheese inventory image Cheese 12 65 −53
Choc-ice inventory image Choc-ice 90 169 −79
Chocolate bar inventory image Chocolate bar 30 25 5
Chocolate cake inventory image Chocolate cake 210 197 13
Chocolate dust inventory image Chocolate dust 6 39 −33
Cooked oomlie wrap inventory image Cooked oomlie wrap 105 277 −172
Curry inventory image Curry 60 703 −643
Cave eel inventory image Cave eel 7 143 −136
Caviar inventory image Caviar 25 154 −129
Cod inventory image Cod 5 11 −6
Chocolate bomb inventory image Chocolate bomb 166 874 −708
Chocchip crunchies inventory image Chocchip crunchies 135 1,243 −1,108
Cheese+tom batta inventory image Cheese+tom batta 107 1,498 −1,391
Cooked karambwan inventory image Cooked karambwan 125 423 −298
Chopped onion inventory image Chopped onion 45 44 1
Chopped tomato inventory image Chopped tomato 45 36 9
Chopped tuna inventory image Chopped tuna 15 205 −190
Chilli con carne inventory image Chilli con carne 166 34 132
Chilli potato inventory image Chilli potato 300 209 91
Dragonfruit pie inventory image Dragonfruit pie 210 437 −227
Dragonfruit inventory image Dragonfruit 95 798 −703
Dwellberries inventory image Dwellberries 4 69 −65
Dark crab inventory image Dark crab 160 1,152 −992
Edible seaweed inventory image Edible seaweed 6 69 −63
Equa leaves inventory image Equa leaves 2 107 −105
Egg and tomato inventory image Egg and tomato 150 135 15
Egg potato inventory image Egg potato 150 249 −99
Fresh monkfish inventory image Fresh monkfish 5 N/A N/A
Fruit batta inventory image Fruit batta 200 3,625 −3,425
Fried onions inventory image Fried onions 21 27 −6
Frog spawn inventory image Frog spawn 2 N/A N/A
Fat snail meat inventory image Fat snail meat 30 2,174 −2,144
Field ration inventory image Field ration 30 N/A N/A
Fried mushrooms inventory image Fried mushrooms 126 188 −62
Fish pie inventory image Fish pie 300 115 185
Giant carp inventory image Giant carp 5 N/A N/A
Garden pie inventory image Garden pie 72 114 −42
Giant frog legs inventory image Giant frog legs 100 3,185 −3,085
Gout tuber inventory image Gout tuber 200 827,966 −827,766
Half an admiral pie inventory image Half an admiral pie 465 N/A N/A
Half a fish pie inventory image Half a fish pie 300 N/A N/A
Half a botanical pie inventory image Half a botanical pie 45 N/A N/A
Half a dragonfruit pie inventory image Half a dragonfruit pie 105 N/A N/A
Half a meat pie inventory image Half a meat pie 24 N/A N/A
Half a garden pie inventory image Half a garden pie 36 N/A N/A
Half a redberry pie inventory image Half a redberry pie 18 N/A N/A
Half a mushroom pie inventory image Half a mushroom pie 45 N/A N/A
Half a summer pie inventory image Half a summer pie 210 N/A N/A
Half a wild pie inventory image Half a wild pie 273 N/A N/A
Half an apple pie inventory image Half an apple pie 45 N/A N/A
Half coconut inventory image Half coconut 87 N/A N/A
Herring inventory image Herring 5 11 −6
Jangerberries inventory image Jangerberries 1 291 −290
Jug of wine inventory image Jug of wine 3 3 0
Karambwanji inventory image Karambwanji 5 N/A N/A
Kebab inventory image Kebab 9 44 −35
Keg of beer inventory image Keg of beer 750 617 133
King worm inventory image King worm 2 539 −537
Lean snail meat inventory image Lean snail meat 20 3,089 −3,069
Lemon inventory image Lemon 2 71 −69
Lemon chunks inventory image Lemon chunks 2 111 −109
Lemon slices inventory image Lemon slices 2 115 −113
Lime inventory image Lime 2 53 −51
Lime chunks inventory image Lime chunks 1 173 −172
Lime slices inventory image Lime slices 2 150 −148
Locust meat inventory image Locust meat 1 29 −28
Lobster inventory image Lobster 35 200 −165
Lava eel inventory image Lava eel 75 N/A N/A
Meat pizza inventory image Meat pizza 150 437 −287
Meat pie inventory image Meat pie 45 84 −39
Mushroom pie inventory image Mushroom pie 90 1,286 −1,196
Monkey bar inventory image Monkey bar 150 533 −383
Monkey nuts inventory image Monkey nuts 9 192 −183
Monkfish inventory image Monkfish 115 285 −170
Mackerel inventory image Mackerel 7 19 −12
Manta ray inventory image Manta ray 100 969 −869
Mushroom potato inventory image Mushroom potato 400 751 −351
Minced meat inventory image Minced meat 107 267 −160
Mushroom & onion inventory image Mushroom & onion 400 253 147
Onion & tomato inventory image Onion & tomato 45 12 33
Onion inventory image Onion 3 34 −31
Orange inventory image Orange 2 55 −53
Orange chunks inventory image Orange chunks 2 96 −94
Orange slices inventory image Orange slices 2 120 −118
Papaya fruit inventory image Papaya fruit 64 1,097 −1,033
Pineapple inventory image Pineapple 2 133 −131
Pineapple chunks inventory image Pineapple chunks 1 201 −200
Pineapple ring inventory image Pineapple ring 1 71 −70
Pot of cream inventory image Pot of cream 2 65 −63
Premade c+t batta inventory image Premade c+t batta 120 46 74
Premade ch' crunch inventory image Premade ch' crunch 85 50 35
Premade choc bomb inventory image Premade choc bomb 160 110 50
Premade fr't batta inventory image Premade fr't batta 120 41 79
Premade s'y crunch inventory image Premade s'y crunch 85 44 41
Premade t'd batta inventory image Premade t'd batta 120 41 79
Premade t'd crunch inventory image Premade t'd crunch 85 477 −392
Premade ttl inventory image Premade ttl 160 78 82
Premade veg ball inventory image Premade veg ball 150 46 104
Premade veg batta inventory image Premade veg batta 120 41 79
Premade w'm batta inventory image Premade w'm batta 120 42 78
Premade w'm crun' inventory image Premade w'm crun' 85 41 44
Premade worm hole inventory image Premade worm hole 150 50 100
Peach inventory image Peach 1 N/A N/A
Poison karambwan inventory image Poison karambwan 125 N/A N/A
Pike inventory image Pike 10 27 −17
Baked potato inventory image Baked potato 15 60 −45
Potato with cheese inventory image Potato with cheese 107 214 −107
Potato with butter inventory image Potato with butter 90 432 −342
Pineapple pizza inventory image Pineapple pizza 300 709 −409
Plain pizza inventory image Plain pizza 120 513 −393
Pumpkin pie inventory image Pumpkin pie 36 N/A N/A
Purple sweets inventory image Purple sweets 45 5,853 −5,808
Rock cake inventory image Rock cake 3 N/A N/A
Roll inventory image Roll 75 N/A N/A
Potato inventory image Potato 1 60 −59
Roast beast meat inventory image Roast beast meat 25 27 −2
Roast bird meat inventory image Roast bird meat 17 16 1
Roast rabbit inventory image Roast rabbit 20 125 −105
Rainbow fish inventory image Rainbow fish 60 101 −41
Roe inventory image Roe 10 66 −56
Rotten apple inventory image Rotten apple 1 N/A N/A
Red banana inventory image Red banana 5 N/A N/A
Redberry pie inventory image Redberry pie 36 105 −69
Seaweed sandwich inventory image Seaweed sandwich 3 N/A N/A
Slice of cake inventory image Slice of cake 30 N/A N/A
Stuffed snake inventory image Stuffed snake 3 N/A N/A
Spicy sauce inventory image Spicy sauce 27 463 −436
Spinach roll inventory image Spinach roll 3 200 −197
Steak sandwich inventory image Steak sandwich 75 N/A N/A
Super kebab inventory image Super kebab 9 1,425 −1,416
Stew inventory image Stew 60 74 −14
Strange fruit inventory image Strange fruit 3 382 −379
Sliced banana inventory image Sliced banana 2 59 −57
Spider on shaft inventory image Spider on shaft 40 89 −49
Spider on stick inventory image Spider on stick 50 121 −71
Strawberry inventory image Strawberry 17 150 −133
Salmon inventory image Salmon 15 64 −49
Sardine inventory image Sardine 5 12 −7
Sea turtle inventory image Sea turtle 100 832 −732
Shark inventory image Shark 85 770 −685
Shrimps inventory image Shrimps 2 38 −36
Swordfish inventory image Swordfish 40 290 −250
Spicy sauce inventory image Spicy sauce 45 463 −418
Spicy tomato inventory image Spicy tomato 45 341 −296
Sweetcorn (bowl) inventory image Sweetcorn (bowl) 13 479 −466
Spicy minced meat inventory image Spicy minced meat 135 734 −599
Spicy crunchies inventory image Spicy crunchies 200 1,479 −1,279
Scrambled egg inventory image Scrambled egg 45 21 24
Tchiki monkey nuts inventory image Tchiki monkey nuts 15 N/A N/A
Tchiki nut paste inventory image Tchiki nut paste 15 N/A N/A
Triangle sandwich inventory image Triangle sandwich 75 550 −475
Tenti pineapple inventory image Tenti pineapple 1 N/A N/A
Thin snail meat inventory image Thin snail meat 10 639 −629
Toad's legs inventory image Toad's legs 2 595 −593
Tomato inventory image Tomato 4 54 −50
Trout inventory image Trout 5 32 −27
Tuna inventory image Tuna 20 95 −75
Tangled toad's legs inventory image Tangled toad's legs 333 4,803 −4,470
Toad batta inventory image Toad batta 150 825 −675
Tuna and corn inventory image Tuna and corn 45 804 −759
Tuna potato inventory image Tuna potato 166 1,000 −834
Toad crunchies inventory image Toad crunchies 100 3,701 −3,601
Ugthanki kebab inventory image Ugthanki kebab 60 723 −663
Ugthanki kebab (smelling) inventory image Ugthanki kebab (smelling) 60 N/A N/A
Ugthanki meat inventory image Ugthanki meat 5 362 −357
Veg ball inventory image Veg ball 150 1,486 −1,336
Vegetable batta inventory image Vegetable batta 136 2,656 −2,520
Worm batta inventory image Worm batta 150 1,792 −1,642
Worm crunchies inventory image Worm crunchies 200 2,682 −2,482
Worm hole inventory image Worm hole 333 3,846 −3,513
Watermelon inventory image Watermelon 48 18 30
Watermelon slice inventory image Watermelon slice 16 45 −29
White pearl inventory image White pearl 1 N/A N/A
White tree fruit inventory image White tree fruit 1 N/A N/A

Cannot be sold[edit | edit source]

The following are considered disgusting to the Dorgeshuun, prompting Lurgon to say "Yuk!"

Item
Black mushroom inventory image Black mushroom
Cave nightshade inventory image Cave nightshade
Easter egg inventory image Easter egg
Pumpkin inventory image Pumpkin
Summer pie inventory image Summer pie
Wild pie inventory image Wild pie

The following items cannot be sold, because they are Dorgeshuun cuisine, prompting Lurgon to say "No, there's no point trying to sell Dorgeshuun foods in the market."

Item
Bat shish inventory image Bat shish
Coated frogs' legs inventory image Coated frogs' legs
Eel sushi inventory image Eel sushi
Fillets inventory image Fillets
Fingers inventory image Fingers
Frogburger inventory image Frogburger
Frogspawn gumbo inventory image Frogspawn gumbo
Green gloop soup inventory image Green gloop soup
Grubs à la mode inventory image Grubs à la mode
Loach inventory image Loach
Mushrooms inventory image Mushrooms
Roast frog inventory image Roast frog

The following are not considered food items.

Item
Fat snail inventory image Fat snail
Beer inventory image Beer
Beer tankard inventory image Beer tankard
Braindeath 'rum' inventory image Braindeath 'rum'
Brandy inventory image Brandy
Chopped garlic inventory image Chopped garlic
Chopped ugthanki inventory image Chopped ugthanki
Cider inventory image Cider
Cup of tea inventory image Cup of tea
Elven dawn inventory image Elven dawn
Fat snail inventory image Fat snail
Garlic inventory image Garlic
Garlic powder inventory image Garlic powder
Greenman's ale(m) inventory image Greenman's ale(m)
Infernal eel inventory image Infernal eel
Kebab mix inventory image Kebab mix
Lean snail inventory image Lean snail
Mint cake inventory image Mint cake
Nettle tea inventory image Nettle tea
Pat of butter inventory image Pat of butter
Pineapple punch inventory image Pineapple punch
Poison chalice inventory image Poison chalice
Poisoned cheese inventory image Poisoned cheese
Rock cake inventory image Rock cake
Sacred eel inventory image Sacred eel
Servery cooked meat inventory image Servery cooked meat
Servery meat pie inventory image Servery meat pie
Servery pineapple pizza inventory image Servery pineapple pizza
Servery plain pizza inventory image Servery plain pizza
Servery potato inventory image Servery potato
Servery stew inventory image Servery stew
Sweetcorn inventory image Sweetcorn
Ugthanki & onion inventory image Ugthanki & onion
Ugthanki & tomato inventory image Ugthanki & tomato