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This is the quick guide for Desert Treasure.
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Desert Treasure is a quest surrounding the Mahjarrat Azzanadra's escape from his pyramid prison in the Kharidian Desert.


Start point Speak to the archaeologist at the Bedabin Camp. Speak to the archaeologist at the Bedabin Camp.
Official difficulty Master
Description Rumours abound throughout Varrock and Al-Kharid that an archaeologist has discovered clues to a hoard of treasure hidden deep in the desert, south of Al-Kharid.

Anybody prepared to offer him assistance in his treasure hunting could well find themselves benefitting from a very large reward indeed...

Length Very Long
Items required

Strongly suggested:

Enemies to defeat
  • Kamil (level 154) - also, five ice trolls (level 120-124) need to be killed to reach him.
  • Dessous (level 139)
  • Fareed (level 167)
  • Damis (1st form: level 103 and 2nd form: level 174)
  • Also, you will need to tank hits by mummies (level 103) and scarab swarms (level 96).


Starting out

Items required (may be noted): 650 coins, ashes, blood rune, bones, charcoal, 6 molten glass, 12 magic logs, and 6 steel bars.

Recommended: Ring of dueling(8), 200 Coins for carpet ride to Bedabin Camp, Stamina Potions, Shantay pass, Digsite Teleport, Coins for trading bank notes to Tiles (tent beside Eblis)

The mirrors, made by Eblis.

  • Talk to the Archaeologist in the Bedabin camp by the magic carpet with one inventory slot free. (Chat 21)
  • Go to the Digsite Exam Centre and talk to the Archaeological expert. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to him again for a translation. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to the Archaeologist in the desert. (Chat 2)
  • Talk to him again. (Chat 1)
  • Go south to the bandit camp and buy a drink in the pub for 650 coins. (If you are wearing any god items e.g. Zamorak remove them now so you don't get attacked by the Bandits) (Chat 21)
  • Talk to the bartender again. (Chat 2)
  • Talk to Eblis east of the bar. (Chat 411)
  • Deliver all the required items to Eblis by using them on him, then talk to him again.
  • Go SE to the mirrors, and talk to Eblis there.
  • Collect the 4 diamonds, they may be obtained in any order.

NOTE: At any point with one of the diamonds in your inventory, a level 95 stranger may randomly appear and attack you with a poisoned dragon dagger.

Blood diamond

Reaching Dessous in the Morytania Graveyard.

Items required: Silver bar, spice, pestle and mortar, garlic, and combat equipment (after Entrana!).

  • Talk to Malak in the Canifis pub. (Chat 513)
  • Travel to the Draynor Sewer (use Draynor bank to get garlic now if needed and grind your garlic with your pestle and mortar) and give Ruantun a silver bar for a silver pot.
  • Take the silver pot to the High Priest in the Entrana church and he will enchant it.
  • Talk to Malak.
  • Add spice and ground garlic to the pot of blood.
  • Prepare for a tough boss fight (combat gear, high healing food).
  • Go to the graveyard north of Castle Drakan (see map).
  • Pour your pot of blood on the tomb and defeat Dessous (at 0 health a message will appear saying he got bored and returned to his tomb). (You can avoid taking damage by alternating between protection from melee and protection from range every game tick)
  • Return to Malak and claim the blood diamond.

Ice diamond

Items required: Cake, climbing boots or Trollheim teleport, spiked boots, fire spells, and combat equipment. Prayer and super restore potions highly recommended.

NOTE: Iban Blast, Flames of Zamorak, and Trident of the seas cannot damage Kamil. Additionally, your stats will be constantly drained during this fight.

  • Talk to the Troll child NW of Trollheim.
  • Give him a cake.
  • Talk once again to the Troll child. (Chat 1)
  • Enter the ice gate and kill 5 ice trolls.
  • Enter the cave (you may bank before continuing).
  • Follow the path then kill Kamil (it is advised to use protect from melee).
  • Continue west and follow the long icy path.
  • Wear spiked boots and climb the ledge, follow the new path.
  • Go through the gate and smash the trolls frozen in ice. Talk to them for the ice diamond.

Smoke diamond

Items required: tinderbox, facemask, energy/stamina potions, ice gloves and/or runes for water spells, and combat equipment.

NOTE: You must wear ice gloves to wield anything while fighting Fareed. For range and magic only ice arrows and water spells can damage him (Trident of the Seas will not work). Suggested: stamina or energy potions, Dwarven Cannon is extremely effective against him.

A map of the dungeon.

  • Equip your facemask and enter the smokey well west of Pollnivneach.
  • Light the 4 torches, one in each corner of the dungeon, and open the chest in the centre before any go out.
  • Use the key to open the gate to the east.
  • Kill Fareed to get the Smoke diamond.

Shadow diamond

Items required: 20+ lockpicks (Tiles by the general store in the Bandit camp will unnote any items for a small fee), antipoison, food, 5,000 coins, magic combat equipment.

  • Talk to Rasolo outside the house south of Baxtorian Falls. (Chat 31)
  • Go to the most southern tent in the Bandit camp. Bring antipoison, food, and 20+ lockpicks.
  • Unlock the chest (the 3 locks must be picked consecutively) and give the gilded cross to Rasolo.
  • Equip the visibility ring and climb down the ladder east of Rasolo in the fenced area.
  • Run through the dungeon, kill Damis in his 2 forms and pick up the shadow diamond (kill a shadow hound to complete a diary task as well).

Jaldraocht pyramid

Items required: all four diamonds and weight reducing gear. (Stamina, energy, anti-poison, prayer potions and high-healing food recommended)

  • Speak to Eblis SE of the Bandit Camp.
  • Ensure your weight is -1kg or lower, otherwise you will fail frequently.
  • Go SE of Eblis and place a diamond in each of the pyramid’s obelisks.
  • Enter the pyramid from the top.
  • Run through each floor and don’t stop or a trap may send you back to the start. Traps may still trigger regardless. Beware Mummies and Scarabs as they can hit up to 20+.
Level 1 of Jaldraocht
Level 2 of Jaldraocht
Level 3 of Jaldraocht
Level 4 of Jaldraocht

Quest complete!

NOTE: Talk to Eblis after the quest to buy an Ancient staff for 80,000 coins.


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