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This article is about the location. For the item, see Shantay pass.
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Location on World Map
Al Kharid
River Lum Shantay Pass Sorceress's Garden
Kharidian Desert

The Shantay Pass is a small area that separates Al Kharid from the Kharidian Desert. Players will need to have 5 coins or have completed the elite desert diary if they wish to enter the desert.

Things to do


The Shantay Pass has a bank chest which players can access before entering the desert. The bank is only available to members.

Shantay's Store

Shantay Pass also has a store which is owned by Shantay. He sells items similar to Ali Morrisane's bazzar.


Players may also start the Tourist Trap quest here by talking to the crying lady through the pass, to the south.


To get arrested and placed in a cell at Port Sarim, do this:

Talk to Shantay.

Say "What is this place?"

If this is not the first time being arrested, or the player had already been arrested but had not talked to Shantay before, complete the dialogue and then repeat this.

Say "I am definitely an outlaw, prepare to die!"

Refuse to pay the gold two times. You will get sent to the jail at Port Sarim. To escape, right-click on the door and select the option to picklock it. When you successfully picklock it, you are out. Then, all that is left is to walk out the door past the sleeping guard. (Note that this will give the player Thieving experience, but only on a members server. Also, no equipment is required and can be done by free players. It also seems that the more times it is done, the faster it is to get out the next time it is attempted.)

The delay caused by failed attempts to escape makes this a less-attractive free transport than it used to be.