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Symbol of Ardougne.

East Ardougne (pronounced "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 cities in RuneScape. Its neighbouring city, 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 thief-stricken marketplace. East Ardougne is currently governed by King Lathas.



A display at Varrock Museum dedicated for Ardougne.
Warlord, Hazeel.

Ardougne is a relatively young city, having been founded in the late Fourth Age. Ardougne was originally a small trading town, relying on trade from the Southern Sea to sustain itself. There was a battle at the Outpost and after that happened, one man (one who used to follow Zamorak) started the market place in Ardougne. The other (one who used to follow Saradomin) became the first king of Ardougne (the great grandfather of King Lathas). It has since become a thriving market hub, its wealth beyond any known city in Gielinor.



Although Ardougne is a relatively new 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 Quest can find out more of the history of Ardougne, and the Ardougne Outpost.

Early Settlement

In the late First Age, a man named Roger arrived in Gielinor after being brought through the Portal of Life by Guthix himself. Roger and his family were amongst the first humans brought to the newly-shaped Gielinor, having arrived from another world. Roger and his family 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.


  • Late Fourth Age until 1930: Elves rule what today is northern Kandarin. It is unclear as to whether Ardougne was also under Elven rule, though as they were generally peaceful, it is unlikely that Ardougne was invaded.
  • Late Fourth Age until 1967:The Dreaded Years of Tragedy, an ongoing war between the town of Ardougne and a group of Zamorakians hiding north of the city occurs.
  • 1967 of Fourth Age: Kandarin is founded by the victor of the Great Battle. After the battle, a truce is struck and the Ardignas line is formed. It is unknown who the previous Kings were.
  • Year 7 of Fifth Age: Hazeel battles Sir Ceril Carnillean's ancestor. Hazeel then dies. The ancestor builds his mansion on top of Hazeel's grave.
  • Around 10–40 years later: 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, leaving the throne to King Ulthas.
  • Mid-late Fifth Age: King Ulthas sets up the Ardougne City Council, to manage the day to day running of the city. The monarchy no longer has absolute power.
  • 136: King Ulthas is killed accidentally by an arrow on a Hunting trip.

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


A player teleporting to the wilderness and back with the lever.

Points of Interest

Ardougne Zoo

View of the Zoo from the Snake exhibit.
Main article: 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 Eagle's 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 the city.

Ardougne Castle

This is the castle where King Lathas lives. It is inhabited by many Paladins. A few quests can be started here. It is located in the west of the city, over the River Dougne.

East Ardougne Church

The church viewed from the front.

The 4-story East Ardougne Saradominist church is located in the middle of the city. 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

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's 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.

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 respawnable hammer and chisel on a table in his house.

He is also involved in Back To My Roots quest.

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

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.

Ivy being cut down in Ardounge.


Main article: Ivy

Players can also find 5 ivy plants on the east side of Ardounge'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.


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

East Ardougne General Store

Aemad's Adventuring Supplies AKA 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

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 marketplace is seen in the startup menu.

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 although 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 infinte 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 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.


Tower of Life

The Tower of Life is a tower still in construction. It's 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

See main article: Necromancer Tower

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

Clock Tower

See main article: 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

See main article: Ranging guild

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


See 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:

In Ardougne

The following are involved with East Ardougne:


Music tracks unlocked:


  1. ^ Jagex. Postbag 35 - But how do you pruh-nounce Rell-doh?, 4. Postbags from the Hedge. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
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