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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.

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 first floor.
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 got a crave for tasting 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)

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?

It's also possible that a gourmet is really amazed by the food, which will lead to a craze for that particular food. This allows you to charge more for that food for a limited amount of time, as the gourmets will pay more for it.

Types of food[edit | edit source]

Item Price GE price
1/2 anchovy pizza 90 0
1/2 meat pizza 75 0
1/2 pineapple pizza 150 0
1/2 plain pizza 60 0
2/3 cake 90 0
2/3 chocolate cake 150 0
Admiral pie 930 105
Anchovy pizza 180 637
Anchovies 7 103
Anglerfish 225 1,502
Banana stew 900 17
Botanical pie 90 927
Bottle_of_wine 1,500 734
Bread 36 163
Banana 2 54
Bass 20 104
Cooked fishcake 100 0
Cooked undead chicken 4 0
Cooked undead meat 4 0
Cabbage 1 49
Calquat fruit 54 98
Cooked crab meat 50 541
Coconut 87 650
Cooked chicken 4 75
Cooked chompy 130 31
Cooked jubbly 150 497
Cooked meat 4 87
Cooked rabbit 4 151
Cooked slimy eel 1 158
Cooked sweetcorn 9 294
Cabbage (Draynor Manor) 3 0
Cave nightshade 90 0
Chocolate slice 90 0
Chocolatey milk 6 0
Cake 150 149
Cheese 12 46
Choc-ice 90} 217
Chocolate bar 30 21
Chocolate cake 210 172
Chocolate dust 6 28
Cooked oomlie wrap 105 4,012
Curry 60 769
Cave eel 7 176
Caviar 25 302
Chopped tuna 52 182
Cod 5 11
chocolate bomb 166 764
chocchip crunchies 135 1,424
cheese+tom batta 107 1,444
Cooked karambwan 125 588
Chopped onion 45 26
Chopped tomato 45 28
Chopped tuna 15 182
chilli con carne 166 30
chilli potato 300 280
dragonfruit pie 210 414
dragonfruit 95 898
Dwellberries 4 26
dark crab 160 1,081
Easter egg 30 1,334
Edible seaweed 6 13
Equa leaves 2 66
egg and tomato 150 116
egg potato 150 387
Fresh monkfish 5 0
Frog spawn 2 0
fruit batta 200 2,611
Fried onions 21 24
Fat snail meat 30 1,348
Fried mushrooms 126 104
fish pie 300 66
Giant carp 5 0
Garden pie 72 68
Giant frog legs 100 1,732
Gout tuber 200 436,381
half an admiral pie 465 0
half a fish pie 300 0
half a botanical pie 45 0
half a dragonfruit pie 105 0
half a meat pie 24 0
half a garden pie 36 0
half a redberry pie 18 0
half a mushroom pie 45 0
half a summer pie 210 0
half a wild pie 273 0
half an apple pie 45 0
Half coconut 87 0
Herring 5 9
Jangerberries 1 227
jug of wine 3 3
Kebab 9 46
keg of beer 750 555
King worm 2 395
Lean snail meat 20 1,992
Lemon 2 31
Lemon chunks 2 111
Lemon slices 2 113
Lime 2 45
Lime chunks 1 177
Lime slices 2 149
Locust meat 1 19
Lobster 35 159
Lava eel 75 0
Meat pizza 150 447
Meat pie 45 39
mushroom pie 90 1,247
Monkey bar 150 279
Monkey nuts 9 146
Monkfish 115 530
Mackerel 7 12
Manta ray 100 1,218
mushroom potato 400 887
Minced meat 107 253
mushroom & onion 400 214
Onion & tomato 45 9
Onion 3 40
Orange 2 39
Orange chunks 2 103
Orange slices 2 98
Papaya fruit 64 595
Pineapple 2 141
Pineapple chunks 1 200
Pineapple ring 1 82
Pot of cream 2 6
Premade c+t batta 120 43
Premade ch' crunch 85 44
Premade choc bomb 160 106
Premade fr't batta 120 40
Premade s'y crunch 85 41
Premade t'd batta 120 41
Premade t'd crunch 85 444
Premade ttl 160 74
Premade veg ball 150 46
Premade veg batta 120 40
Premade w'm batta 120 40
Premade w'm crun' 85 41
Premade worm hole 150 48
Pumpkin 30 4,763
Peach 1 0
Poison karambwan 125 0
Pike 10 24
potato 15 34
potato with cheese 107 395
potato with butter 90 247
Pineapple pizza 300 789
Plain pizza 120 494
Purple sweets 45 8,563
Rock cake 3 0
Roll 75 0
Raw potato 1 34
Roast beast meat 25 26
Roast bird meat 17 17
Roast rabbit 20 128
Rainbow fish 60 60
Roe 10 93
Rotten apple 1 0
Red banana 5 0
redberry pie 36 40
Seaweed sandwich 3 0
Slice of cake 30 0
Stuffed snake 3 0
Scrambled egg 24 17
Spicy sauce 27 385
Spinach roll 3 79
super kebab 9 911
Stew 60 40
Strange fruit 3 580
Super kebab 9 911
Sliced banana 2 61
Spicy minced meat 8 456
Spicy tomato 3 285
Spider on shaft 40 115
Spider on stick 50 224
Strawberry 17 138
Salmon 15 79
Sardine 5 7
Sea turtle 100 842
Shark 85 790
Shrimps 2 30
Swordfish 40 246
spicy sauce 45 385
spicy tomato 45 285
sweetcorn (bowl) 13 421
spicy minced meat 135 456
spicy crunchies 200 992
scrambled egg 45 17
Tchiki monkey nuts 15 0
Tchiki nut paste 15 0
Triangle sandwich 75 364
Tenti pineapple 1 0
Thin snail meat 10 747
Toad's legs 2 587
Tomato 4 41
Trout 5 33
Tuna 20 96
tangled toad's legs 333 4,275
toad batta 150 496
tuna and corn 45 705
tuna potato 166 1,113
toad crunchies 100 2,366
Ugthanki kebab 60 682
Ugthanki kebab (smelling) 60 0
Ugthanki meat 5 220
veg ball 150 1,050
vegetable batta 136 2,038
worm batta 150 1,486
worm crunchies 200 2,653
worm hole 333 3,288
Watermelon 48 27
Watermelon slice 16 44
White pearl 1 0
White tree fruit 1 0

Cannot be sold[edit | edit source]

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."