|Released||25 March 2002 (Update)|
|Location||Edgeville Monastery, Barbarian Outpost, Taverley Dungeon|
|Trailblazer region||Misthalin✓ Asgarnia✓ Kandarin✓|
|Quest NPC||Scorpion Catcher|
Kharid Scorpions are a rare species of scorpion native to the Kharidian Desert. They play a prominent role in the Scorpion Catcher quest, during which players must capture three that escaped from the wizard Thormac. Players can catch them during the Scorpion Catcher with a scorpion cage. Locations are as follows:
- One roams freely on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of the Edgeville Monastery.
- Another can be found in the beginning of the Taverley Dungeon. The scorpion in Taverley Dungeon is behind a disguised wall that can only be opened after starting the quest.
- The final one is found in the Barbarian Agility area at the Barbarian Outpost.
None of these scorpions are attackable. If players attempt to pick them up, they will always suffer 3 Hitpoints of typeless damage. This damage can kill the player if they have 3 HP or less when attempting to pick one up. The scorpion damage is not poisonous, though it is typeless (similar to damage from failing to pickpocket) and therefore unaffected by protection prayers. Some players may use them as a form of suicide when they have low Hitpoints or are in need of stat healing.