Nardah is a small desert city in the south-east of the Kharidian Desert. It is now a Drought city where water costs 1000 coins per waterskin (4). It appears dilapidated and old, almost like a ruin, with many of the sandstone buildings crumbling.


Nardah was founded in the Third Age by a woman named Nardarine. Nardarine was a Saradominist living in a city in the northern desert that was destroyed in a battle between Saradominist and Zamorakian forces. Nardarine escaped before the fighting grew serious, and found herself wandering alone in the desert. She prayed to Saradomin for aid, but Saradomin was too focussed on the ongoing battle to pay attention.

Elidinis Statuette

The statuette as seen in the Shrine to Elidinis after the quest

Elidinis heard her prayers, however, and brought water to Nardarine. Nardarine asked Elidinis to grant her a place where she could live a quiet life, free of the suffering of the God Wars. Elidinis agreed to this on the condition that Nardarine and her descendants swear an oath of fealty, and created the city of Nardah, giving Nardarine a statuette to worship her.

In time, more refugees from the God Wars came to the city. Nardarine allowed them to stay so long as they made the same oath of fealty she had made. However, devastation struck the city when a Saradominist priest arrived during the Fifth Age. He, presumably due to anti-Elidinist religious prejudice, ordered the villagers to throw away the golden statuette of Elidinis that used to reside in their temple. The angry Spirits of the Elid, Nirrie, Tirrie, and Hallak, struck the city with a curse: it was unable to have any water piped or carried into it by the villagers. Despite the fact that an enterprising Pollnivneach merchant, Ali the Carter, brought water to the city, his prices of 1,000 gold a waterskin were prohibitively high. Fortunately, a kind adventurer came to Nardah and, after reading a ballad and stealing a key and a set of robes, they travelled to a cave at the River Elid's source. There, they used their skills in Mining, Thieving, and Ranged to contact the Spirits of the Elid. Upon hearing their request that the statuette be returned, the Adventurer exchanged, with an evil genie, the statue for the sole of the mayor, restoring water to the city.


  • Use the desert amulet 2 or above to teleport to Nardah. Requires the medium Desert Tasks to be completed.
  • Fairy ring code DLQ. Then head south to Nardah.
  • Teleport to "The Heart of Gielinor. Exit and walk north-east.
  • Use the dominion medallion to teleport to the dominion tower, exit the tower and walk south.
  • Walk. From Shantay Pass, walk East, by South East until you get to the river. Cross the river then head East, by South East until you get to the map edge. Then South to Nardah.
  • Magic carpet. Ride from Shantay Pass to North Pollnivneach and then walk to South Pollnivneach. Alternatively, if the player has completed Do No Evil, they can ride directly from Shantay Pass to South Pollnivneach via the Monkey Colony. Then ride from Pollnivneach to Nardah.
    • Alternatively, players can choose to reach Pollnivneach directly via the following methods, before riding the magic carpet from Pollnivneach to Nardah:


Nardah centre

The town is bustling once more after the water supply is restored.

Nardah General Store
Proprietor: Kazemde
Image Item Price Stock
Empty pot Pot 1 coin 5
Jug Jug 1 coin 2
Shears Shears 1 coin 2
Bucket Bucket 2 coins 3
Bowl Bowl 2 coins 1
Cake tin Cake tin 13 coins 2
Tinderbox Tinderbox 1 coin 2
Chisel Chisel 1 coin 2
Hammer Hammer 1 coin 5
  • Rok's Chocs Box is a store that sells choc-ice and chocolate bars. It is set up by Rokuh as a method of keeping the people of Nardah cool. After Spirits of the Elid, he will say that the people are still buying his choc-ices; plus they are happier, too–making them better customers.
  • Seddu's Adventurers' Store is a store run by Seddu. It sells low to medium-level armour, including rune platelegs. Due to its distance from civilization and its high prices, it is rarely used.
  • Hunter Shop is a hunting store run by Artimeus. He sells various hunter equipment, which can be useful in the Uzer Hunter Area to the north. In addition to this, it is one of only three Hunter stores in all of RuneScape. It is fortunately close to a bank.

The map of Nardah shows a Herbalist shop. This refers to Zahur, the herbalist. However, while Zahur will clean your herbs for a price (see The Herbalist below), she does not actually stock or sell herblore supplies.

The beleaguered inhabitants of Nardah


There are also some attackable guards in Nardah. They guard the Mayor and are level 21.


Magic carpet

Players may use Ali Morrisane's Magic Carpet system to travel to and from Pollnivneach. This route costs 200 coins each trip. The fee can be reduced by completing the Rogue Trader miniquest and/or wearing a ring of charos (a).

Elidinis Statuette

Nardah museum

The Nardah museum, with the elidinis statuette

The Elidinis Statuette is an altar that restores prayer points and raises players' life points above their normal maximum. In order to use this altar, players must have completed the Spirits of the Elid quest. The altar may prove useful for players venturing into the desert for short amounts of time as the altars life point boost may negate the damage taken by travelling without a waterskin.

The herbalist

Zahur, the herbalist, will clean players' herbs. This will cost 200 coins per herb, and players will not receive any Herblore experience, so it is not recommended, since cleaning herbs yourself gives experience and does not cost 200 coins to do. She will also decant 4-dose potions into 3-dose or 2-dose potions, charging 2gp for each empty vial she needs while decanting potions. She will decant noted potions.

Bob Barter (herbs) in the Grand Exchange provides a wider array of service for free, and is easier to get to.

Clue scroll

The clue scroll "As you desert this town, keep an eye out for a set of spines that could ruin nearby rugs: dig carefully around the greenery" solution can be found next to the cactus by the rug merchant.

Another clue scroll, an anagram, reads, "I EAT ITS CHART HINTS DO U", and when deciphered, leads one to talk to Shiratti the Custodian.



  • On 9 November 2009 a missing carpet was added to Nardah, and some of the flying animations were adjusted.
  • The names in Nardah seem to come from a varied number of cultural backgrounds, including Middle Eastern, African, and Ancient Egyptian. Though they may not actually be true names from these societies, they seem definitely to draw some form of inspiration.
  • Previously, there was a Nardah teleport scroll, but it was changed to the Pollnivneach Teleport.