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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 930 304
Anchovy pizza 180 777
Anchovies 7 118
Anglerfish 225 1,410
Banana stew 900 14
Botanical pie 90 1,326
Bottle_of_wine 1,500 454
Bread 36 123
Banana 2 67
Bass 20 164
Cooked fishcake 100 0
Cooked undead chicken 4 0
Cooked undead meat 4 0
Cabbage 1 40
Calquat fruit 54 91
Cooked crab meat 50 415
Coconut 87 1,432
Cooked chicken 4 87
Cooked chompy 130 19
Cooked jubbly 150 892
Cooked meat 4 55
Cooked rabbit 4 288
Cooked slimy eel 1 105
Cooked sweetcorn 9 305
Cabbage (Draynor Manor) 3 0
Cave nightshade 90 0
Chocolate slice 90 0
Chocolatey milk 6 0
Cake 150 182
Cheese 12 48
Choc-ice 90} 164
Chocolate bar 30 31
Chocolate cake 210 218
Chocolate dust 6 44
Cooked oomlie wrap 105 4,560
Curry 60 826
Cave eel 7 207
Caviar 25 297
Chopped tuna 52 181
Cod 5 19
chocolate bomb 166 510
chocchip crunchies 135 1,149
cheese+tom batta 107 1,272
Cooked karambwan 125 486
Chopped onion 45 24
Chopped tomato 45 24
Chopped tuna 15 181
chilli con carne 166 27
chilli potato 300 288
dragonfruit pie 210 566
dragonfruit 95 1,048
Dwellberries 4 42
dark crab 160 1,304
Easter egg 30 1,190
Edible seaweed 6 56
Equa leaves 2 38
egg and tomato 150 109
egg potato 150 277
Fresh monkfish 5 0
Frog spawn 2 0
fruit batta 200 2,045
Fried onions 21 21
Fat snail meat 30 1,174
Fried mushrooms 126 91
fish pie 300 58
Giant carp 5 0
Garden pie 72 84
Giant frog legs 100 2,181
Gout tuber 200 800,870
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 7
Jangerberries 1 380
jug of wine 3 3
Kebab 9 45
keg of beer 750 958
King worm 2 312
Lean snail meat 20 1,233
Lemon 2 50
Lemon chunks 2 110
Lemon slices 2 109
Lime 2 36
Lime chunks 1 183
Lime slices 2 148
Locust meat 1 16
Lobster 35 161
Lava eel 75 0
Meat pizza 150 496
Meat pie 45 81
mushroom pie 90 1,080
Monkey bar 150 377
Monkey nuts 9 137
Monkfish 115 369
Mackerel 7 8
Manta ray 100 1,488
mushroom potato 400 688
Minced meat 107 253
mushroom & onion 400 201
Onion & tomato 45 7
Onion 3 38
Orange 2 55
Orange chunks 2 108
Orange slices 2 104
Papaya fruit 64 782
Pineapple 2 103
Pineapple chunks 1 152
Pineapple ring 1 75
Pot of cream 2 17
Premade c+t batta 120 41
Premade ch' crunch 85 44
Premade choc bomb 160 101
Premade fr't batta 120 40
Premade s'y crunch 85 40
Premade t'd batta 120 40
Premade t'd crunch 85 484
Premade ttl 160 74
Premade veg ball 150 44
Premade veg batta 120 40
Premade w'm batta 120 40
Premade w'm crun' 85 40
Premade worm hole 150 46
Pumpkin 30 3,261
Peach 1 0
Poison karambwan 125 0
Pike 10 20
potato 15 42
potato with cheese 107 315
potato with butter 90 331
Pineapple pizza 300 899
Plain pizza 120 644
Purple sweets 45 5,620
Rock cake 3 0
Roll 75 0
Raw potato 1 42
Roast beast meat 25 24
Roast bird meat 17 13
Roast rabbit 20 135
Rainbow fish 60 143
Roe 10 70
Rotten apple 1 0
Red banana 5 0
redberry pie 36 114
Seaweed sandwich 3 0
Slice of cake 30 0
Stuffed snake 3 0
Scrambled egg 24 15
Spicy sauce 27 363
Spinach roll 3 272
super kebab 9 983
Stew 60 68
Strange fruit 3 414
Super kebab 9 983
Sliced banana 2 62
Spicy minced meat 8 385
Spicy tomato 3 247
Spider on shaft 40 124
Spider on stick 50 227
Strawberry 17 237
Salmon 15 95
Sardine 5 4
Sea turtle 100 939
Shark 85 679
Shrimps 2 19
Swordfish 40 399
spicy sauce 45 363
spicy tomato 45 247
sweetcorn (bowl) 13 431
spicy minced meat 135 385
spicy crunchies 200 871
scrambled egg 45 15
Tchiki monkey nuts 15 0
Tchiki nut paste 15 0
Triangle sandwich 75 449
Tenti pineapple 1 0
Thin snail meat 10 511
Toad's legs 2 425
Tomato 4 54
Trout 5 34
Tuna 20 96
tangled toad's legs 333 3,256
toad batta 150 217
tuna and corn 45 767
tuna potato 166 1,283
toad crunchies 100 2,501
Ugthanki kebab 60 564
Ugthanki kebab (smelling) 60 0
Ugthanki meat 5 188
veg ball 150 940
vegetable batta 136 1,905
worm batta 150 1,376
worm crunchies 200 2,487
worm hole 333 2,767
Watermelon 48 27
Watermelon slice 16 45
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."