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East Ardougne (pronounced ɑrdɔɪn; "Arr-doyn"[1]) is the eastern of the two districts that form Ardougne, the capital of Kandarin. It is in the members area of Gielinor and is likely to be one of the wealthiest and most well-protected cities in RuneScape. Its neighbour, West Ardougne, governed by King Tyras, is closed off to the general public because of a plague affecting the inhabitants, but players may gain access by finishing parts of the Plague City quest. East Ardougne is most known for its wealth, zoo and the theft-stricken marketplace. East Ardougne was governed by King Lathas until Plague's End, during which Lathas is replaced by his cousin, King Thoros. Its newspaper is called The Ardougne Chest.


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A display at Varrock Museum dedicated to Ardougne.

Ardougne is a relatively young city, having been founded in the Fifth Age. Ardougne began as a small trading town, relying on wealth flowing through the Southern Sea to sustain itself. Following a major battle at the Outpost, Ardougne had some major improvements. One man, a follower of Zamorak, founded the marketplace, and another (the great grandfather of King Lathas) became its first king. It has since become a thriving market hub, its wealth growing beyond any known city in Gielinor.


Although Ardougne is a relatively young city, the history which surrounds it is far more ancient. Since the First Age, the land upon which Ardougne now stands has been key to the survival of many races in the region. Players who complete the Making History and Meeting History quests can discover more of the history of Ardougne and the Outpost.

Early Settlement

In the late First Age, a man named Roger arrived in Gielinor from another dimension after being brought through the Portal of Life by Guthix himself. Roger and his family were amongst the first humans to arrive in the newly-shaped Gielinor. They travelled west from where they had been brought, apparently somewhere in what is now modern-day Misthalin or Asgarnia.

Roger's family managed to travel across the mountain chain that once dominated northern Asgarnia, eventually settling permanently in the Ardougne area. Apparently, Roger's family allowed travellers to lodge in their cabin, encouraging hesitant wanderers to travel further afield. From this point onward, the area would remain central to the region.


The following takes place during Plague City, Biohazard, Underground Pass, Regicide, and Plague's End.
Ardougne Marketplace

The bustling and thief-stricken marketplace of East Ardougne

  • Late Fourth Age: The Zamorakian Warlords General Khazard and Hazeel conquer much of Southern Kandarin, with General Khazard taking the southern land and Hazeel claiming the land to the north in the area now known as Ardougne. They rule this land with an iron fist for decades.
  • Year 7 of the Fifth Age: Using the newly discovered runestones, a tribe of Saradominists led by the Carnillean Family storm Hazeel's home, executing all of the Zamorakians inside. Although they only manage to put Hazeel into a state of Torpor, the Saradominists are victorious and the Carnillean family claim Hazeel's home. A Saradominist settlement is created, expanding rapidly to become Kandarin's greatest city, which they name Ardougne.
  • Year 94 of the Fifth age: The Dreaded Years of Tragedy, an ongoing war between the town of Ardougne and a group of Zamorakians hiding north of the city, occurs.
  • Year 98 of the Fifth Age: The Great Battle occurs, a conflict between the Saradominists of Ardougne and the Zamorakians of the Outpost. Only two people survive. One, the Great Grandfather of King Lathas goes on to become the first King of Ardougne, founding the Ardignas line, while the other survivor goes on to found the marketplace.
  • Unknown: The old king dies, leaving the throne to King Narras, an insane man who was known to execute innocent citizens for his own amusement.
  • Unknown: King Narras dies, transferring the throne to King Ulthas.
  • Unknown: King Ulthas sets up the Ardougne City Council, tasked with managing the day to day running of the city. The monarchy no longer has absolute power.
  • 136: King Ulthas is accidentally killed by an arrow during a hunting trip.

The city is left to his sons, Lathas and Tyras. The two brothers split the city in half.

  • 167/8 (uncertain) of the Fifth Age: King Tyras leaves West Ardougne.
  • 168 of the Fifth Age: King Tyras returns, only to leave again shortly, fleeing the plague allegedly choking West Ardougne. He goes to explore the lands to the west.
  • 168/9 (uncertain) of the Fifth Age: King Lathas hires the Mourners, supposedly to control the plague, in West Ardougne.
  • 169 of the Fifth Age: The plague is discovered to be fake jointly by an adventurer, a young healer named Elena of East Ardougne, and Elena's mentor Guidor of Varrock. King Lathas confesses to spreading the hoax, but claims that it was done to protect the world from the evils of King Tyras. King Lathas sends an adventurer to find and murder King Tyras. Subsequently the adventurer discovers the truth about King Lathas' alignment and switches sides to join the rebel elves of Lletya against the Mourners.
  • 1 of the Sixth Age: An adventurer leads a revolution to defeat the Mourners. King Lathas is killed by the adventurer (if the adventurer so chooses) or (if the adventurer chooses to spare his life) by the Dark Lord whom he served along with Lord Iorwerth. King Thoros is coronated as the new King of Ardougne, both East and West.


  • Take a boat in Port Sarim to Port Khazard. Then you can walk.
  • Teleportation - the player may teleport to the centre of Ardougne Marketplace with the Ardougne Teleport spell if their magic level is at least 51 and they have two water and two law runes in their inventory. Plague City quest must be completed to teleport to Ardougne.
  • Teleportation - the player may teleport to the Farming Patch east of the Fishing Guild and north of East Ardougne with the Teleport to North Ardougne spell.
  • Spirit tree - located south-west of the area below the south wall of West Ardougne. Players may only use this method if they have completed the Tree Gnome Village quest.
  • Sailing - to and from Brimhaven for a small fee of 30 coins.
  • A Teleport Lever - near the gates to West Ardougne there is a small house. It teleports the player to the Deserted Keep in deep wilderness (or vice versa).

Points of interest

Ardougne Zoo

Main article: Ardougne Zoo
Ardougne zoo

The Ardougne Zoo

The Ardougne Zoo is the only zoo in RuneScape. The Zoo is surrounded by an outer fence and contains several fenced-in exhibits housing animals such as monkeys, penguins, bears, and ogres. Several zoo keepers are in charge of the zoo. Players can talk to the zoo keeper named Charlie to begin the Eagles' Peak quest and talk to the ex zoo keeper named Larry to begin the Cold War quest. The paths between the Zoo's exhibits merge to form a road leading out of the south entrance of East Ardougne.

Ardougne Castle

Main article: Ardougne Castle
Ardougne Castle

The front of Ardougne Castle.

This is the castle where King Lathas lives. It is inhabited by many Paladins. A few quests can be started here and there are a few chests to loot. It is located in the west of the East Ardougne, over the River Dougne.

East Ardougne Church

Main article: East Ardougne church
East Ardougne church

The church viewed from the front.

The 4-story East Ardougne Saradominist church is located in the centre of the region. Of course, there is an altar where players may charge their Prayer points. There is also a priest and Doctor Orbon who is involved with the Sheep Herder quest. Out the front is a mini graveyard and Councillor Halgrive who starts the Sheep Herder quest.

Flying Horse Inn

Main article: Flying Horse Inn

The Flying Horse Inn is one of two bars in the city of Ardougne, the other being The Poison Arrow. It is located in the north-west of the city. They only sell beer and the Heart Stopper during the Alfred Grimhand Barcrawl miniquest. The two NPCs here are the Bartender and the hooded, secretive Lucien. It is involved with some quests.

Handelmort Mansion

Main article: Handelmort Mansion
Handelmort mansion

Lord Handelmort's Mansion

The home of Lord Handelmort. This is where the totem is in the quest, Tribal Totem. The front door is always locked but players teleport inside during the quest.

Horacio the gardener, is involved in Back to my Roots quest and will take care of player's Jade vine patch unlocked at the end of the quest.

Behind the mansion is a trapdoor leading to a cellar where Jerrod is kept prior to the events of Dishonour among Thieves. During this quest Jerrod is freed and recruited by the player to join Zamorak's team to steal the Stone of Jas from Sliske.

Wizard Cromperty's house

North-east of the marketplace is Wizard Cromperty's house. He can teleport the player to the Rune Essence Mine. He also takes part in helping players get inside Handelmort's Mansion in the quest Tribal Totem. There are a respawning hammer and chisel on a table in his house.

He is also involved in the Back To My Roots and One Small Favour quests.

Servants' Guild

Main article: Servants' Guild

The Ardougne Domestic Service Agency is based here. The Servants' Guild is the building located in the northeast corner of East Ardougne. They will let players hire a servant for their Player-owned house here for a fee.

Estate Agent

The building housing the Ardougne Estate agent is west of the southern bank.

Ardougne Sewers

Main article: Ardougne Sewers

East Ardougne has an extensive sewer system, the Ardougne Sewers, beneath the city. Parts of the sewer system feature in some quests. There are some Monsters, Coal and Iron ore rocks, the Ardougne Rat Pits, and the headquarters of the Hazeel Cult down there. Where Hazeel is recruited during Dishonour among Thieves to join Zamorak's team to steal the Stone of Jas from Sliske.


Ardougne bank logo

The logo of the Ardougne bank.

Near the main north entrance of Ardougne and near the docks of Ardougne is a bank. Here items can be stored to keep them safe when you die, and for being able to carry more.


Main article: Ivy

Players can also find 5 ivy plants on the east side of Ardougne's church. It has been said that this is the fastest woodcutting experience in the game. This spot is also good for banking the bird's nests, as there is a bank a few steps away from the ivy.


Many players choose to train the Thieving skill in Ardougne, some all the way to level 99. In addition to the many stalls Ardougne is home to several chests, and many different types of NPCs that may be pickpocketed. There are a total of 5 chests in Ardougne: a 10gp chest, a 50gp chest, a nature rune with 1gp chest, and 2 paladin chests. The 10gp, 50gp and nature rune chests are in the building south of the road coming from the east entrance to the market-place. The 50gp, and nature rune chests are in the southern most room upstairs, and the 10gp chest is in the room to the north upstairs. The paladin chests are in the locked north and south wings of Ardougne Castle. In the market place there are a total of 8 guards, 2 Knights of Ardougne, and 2 Heroes.

There are two 'Baker's stall', two 'Silk stall', one 'Fur stall', one 'Silver stall', one 'Spice stall' and one 'Gem stall'.

Completing the Ardougne Tasks rewards the player with a thieving cloak that helps them steal from stalls. There is a sign has been added to the area that mentions how many times cakes have been stolen that day.


There are many stores and stalls in East Ardougne nearly as extensive as Varrock.

East Ardougne General Store

Aemad's Adventuring Supplies, also known as the East Ardougne General Store, is located just north of the Ardougne Zoo. It is operated by Aemad. This store is unique because it doesn't sell some of the items general stores stock. Items include vials of water, bronze pickaxes, iron hatchets, cooked meat, tinderboxes, balls of wool, bronze arrows, rope, papyrus and knives. Regularly sold items to the shop include shortbows, longbows, arrows and flax. It is not usually a popular general store for selling items.

Zenesha's Platebody Shop

Zenesha's Platebody Shop is the building south-west of the marketplace. It is operated by Zenesha. She sells plate bodies from bronze to mithril. It is located at the Ardougne Marketplace in the south-west corner.

Ardougne Marketplace

Main article: Ardougne market
Ardougne market map

A map of the marketplace with all the stalls.


An active East Ardougne Market

Ardougne Marketplace is probably the most popular and the biggest stall marketplace in Gielinor. The Ardougne Teleport spell teleports the caster into the centre of the Ardougne Marketplace. With East Ardougne being very wealthy, the marketplace is very popular with thieves, with it often being called the hub or Guild of Thieving. It contains eight market stalls (six with availability to buy from) listed with information below. The owners of the stalls will not buy back their own products for five minutes from the player if they were stealing from their stall. The Ardougne Marketplace may sometimes be seen on the login screen if the option for an animated background is selected.

Ardougne Gem Stall

Main article: Ardougne Gem Stall

This is a gem stall in the south-east area of the marketplace. The owner sells the four main gems (sapphires, emeralds, rubies and diamonds). There is no main stock so the default stock is 0. A Thieving level of 75 is required to steal from the gem stall and only uncut gems may be stolen.

Ardougne Bakery Stalls

There are two bakery stalls in the marketplace; one to the east and one to the west. They both sell the same items but are owned by different owners. They sell bread, cakes, chocolate slices and chocolate bars. A Thieving level of 5 is required to steal from a bakery stall. Players cannot steal chocolate bars from either stall.

Ardougne Silver Stall

Main article: Ardougne Silver Stall

To the north-west of the marketplace is a silver stall. It sells unstrung symbols, silver ore and silver bars. The trader, Erin, is also a part of the Making History quest. A Thieving level of 50 is required to steal from the silver stall. Only silver ore may be stolen and only unstrung symbols have infinite stock.

Ardougne Silk Stalls

There are two silk stalls in the marketplace although you cannot buy silk from either of them, you can only steal it. It is recommended to sell silk here, as the silk merchant can offer a maximum of 60 coins for one piece of silk. However players may not sell them in notes. A player can get a maximum of 1680 coins each load, though they must leave Ardougne after they steal or else he will call the player a "thief" and call the Knights of Ardougne and the market guards to attack. A way to avoid this is to have the vial of stench (a) in your inventory while selling the silk, however, this will not work if you have the vial with you as you steal the silk. A thieving level of 20 is required to steal silk.

Ardougne Spice Stall

Main article: Ardougne Spice Stall

To the south-west below the silk stall is the Ardougne Spice Stall. It sells spices, knives and garlic. A Thieving level of 65 is required to steal from the spice stall. A player may only steal spice.

Ardougne Fur Stall

Main article: Ardougne Fur Stall

The fur stall is located in the south-eastern part of the market, below the gem stall. The stall sells bear fur and grey wolf fur. They also sell polar kebbit fur, common kebbit fur, feldip weasel fur, desert devil fur, tatty larupia fur, larupia fur, tatty graahk fur, graahk fur, tatty kyatt fur and kyatt fur but the default stock of these is zero. To steal from the fur stall players need a thieving level of 35. Players may only steal grey wolf fur from the fur stall. Most find it easier to steal from the fur stall if the Fur Seller is allowed to walk in the building behind the stall, and the door closed behind him.


Manor Farm

Main article: Manor Farm

Manor Farm can be found north of East Ardougne. It is the hub for the player-owned farm. It contains a few farming patches. Two wheat fields are located just west of the farm.

The farm well may sometimes have a polar bear agent hiding inside during the weekly Penguin Hide and Seek Distraction and Diversion.

Mill Road Mill

Main article: Mill Road Mill

Connected to the northwest section of Manor Farm is the Mill Road Mill. Owned by Milton the Miller, it may be used to produce flour.

Tower of Life

The Tower of Life is a tower still in construction. It is located outside the city walls to the south-east and is the main setting for the Tower of Life quest. Once the quest has been completed, a dungeon becomes available where players may perform Creature Creation. The Tower of Life is the home to the Homunculus.

Necromancer Tower

Main article: Necromancer Tower

This tower is not far from the Tower of Life, which are both south of Ardougne. Invrigar the Necromancer and his assistants live here.

Legends' Guild

Main article: Legends' Guild

Legends' Guild is located North-East of Ardougne, which is accessible after Legends' Quest. Merchants inside sell various items, including the cape of legends. It is also the place to start Legends' Quest and While Guthix Sleeps.

Clock Tower

The Clock Tower is south of Ardougne. There are 4 floors, the fourth one being the basement. During the Clock Tower quest, you have to find 4 cogs in different colour.

Ranging Guild

Main article: Ranging Guild

The Ranging Guild can only be accessed by players with 40 Range.


Main article: Monastery

The Monastery belongs to a group of monks and is located south of Ardougne Zoo. The quest Monk's Friend can be started there.



Attackable NPCs


Around Ardougne

The following are started in or near East Ardougne:

Involving Ardougne

The following are involved with East Ardougne:


  • One of the graves out in front of the East Ardougne church has the symbol of Zamorak which may be due to the fact that the Hazeel cult used to be in the city or other numerous reasons.
  • There is a black scimitar spawning on the west side of the castle on the second floor beside the stairs.
  • There is only one man and one woman in East Ardougne - they are behind a locked door that can be hard to pick.


Music tracks unlocked:


  1. ^ Jagex. Postbag 35 - "Transcript:But how do you pruh-nounce Rell-doh?", Letter 4, by Reldo. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.
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