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Diamond in the Rough (#166)
Diamond in the Rough
Also called DitR
Release date 26 September 2012 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Voice acted? Yes
Official difficulty Novice
Official length Short
Quest series Desert
Developer(s) Stephen R
Age Fifth Age
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Diamond in the Rough, released on 26 September 2012, is one of the two novice quests featuring Ozan in Al-Kharid's graphical update. It is available to members only.

WalkthroughEdit

Start point Quest map icon
Diamond in the Rough icon
Speak to Osman in Al Kharid.
Member requirement P2P icon
Official difficulty Novice Novice
Length Short
Requirements
Quest Quests:
Items required Items from the toolbelt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
Recommended Items:
  • Food and armour for lower levels.
  • Waterskins (Obtained during quest)
Enemies to defeat

Stealing the Diamond Yet AgainEdit

Chatting to Osman

Having a little chat with Osman.

Eagle jump

Performing an eagle jump off the bank.

To begin, speak to Osman directly after finishing Stolen Hearts.(Can not have a follower/pet) He will instruct you to speak to Ozan, who is located directly outside the palace. After talking to Ozan a cutscene will begin where Osman provides instructions in rescuing Prince Ali. Once the cutscene is over, Ozan implores you to take the heavy weight (from the Het scales in front of the statue) and to leave once again (via the rope).

From the top of the castle, drop down from the roof and return to the bank via the rope Ozan fired during the previous quest. Perform an "eagle jump" into the cart South of the bank, then run to the Shantay Pass.

If you try to use the Al Kharid Lodestone teleport a message will pop up saying "The diamond vault appears to have a teleport block on it." However, you can use the Al Kharid Lodestone teleport once you're out of the vault and on the roof, Ozan will follow you. Do NOT use an amulet of glory teleport, this will result in a glitch and you will have to make your way back to the top of the palace.

Into the DesertEdit

Obtaining the Kharid-Id

You found the gem!

Speak to Shantay to attempt to pass into the desert. He will stop you if you have any of the outdated Shantay Passes and the diamond will speak through him. Before you pass through, he will give you four waterskins, even if you have an enchanted water tiara.

Once in the desert, run through the chat options with Ozan and he'll ask you if you wish to continue. Respond in the affirmative and the Kharid-ib will be open and make a screeching sound. A sundial will appear which guides you to your destination. In order to discover the destination, get the dial to align with the symbol the sundial is associated with. For instance, Het is human, so point the dial towards the human face.

Bandit attack!Edit

Fighting the Bandits

Fighting the Bandit King.

Follow the ray of sun South West and a cutscene will occur at the next dial, where bandits will ambush you and the diamond will speak through one of them. Dispatch the bandits and their king to continue (they will drop tuna and waterskins which may come in handy - note that the battles are instanced, so one cannot pick these up once the sundial gnomon has been picked up). The leader of the bandits drops a sundial gnomon which was missing from the Apmeken sundial. Use the gnomon with the sundial and point towards the head of the monkey, then run north-west after the dialog with Ozan.

Note: Once you head north-west to the other sundial, Ozan will talk. Clicking outside of the chatbox will send you back a few steps.

 

Scabaras StrikesEdit

The Quicksand

Quicksand!

Dung Kalphites

Why did it have to be Dung Kalphites?

At this sundial location, another gnomon will appear, but this time you and Ozan will be stuck in quicksand. Exhaust all the options trying to escape, none will work. You will be transported into a small cavern and momentarily stunned, while a critter scurries away with the diamond (which must have fallen from your inventory). Inside the cavern is the sundial of Crondis. Ozan complains about his injured leg and sends you off to search the tunnels in solitude. Enter any tunnel, and you re-emerge in the room with Ozan. After a few rounds of Ozan joshing about this, it becomes apparent Ozan is sitting on the sundial gnomon.

Once again, inspect the sundial (Crondis having a crocodile head) and follow the sunbeam. In the tunnel Ozan once again complains about his injured leg, so you are unable to run. At the end of the tunnel you arrive in a pitch-black room. Eventually Ozan discovers a torch, revealing that the room is infested with dung kalphites. You must recover the diamond from the dung the kalphites are rolling around by left clicking them. Incorrect dung may yield tuna, bronze equipment, nothing, or rarely, other gems. Ozan will aid in slicing open dung kalphites also.

Look for the kalphites that sparkle and shine. (NOTE: You MUST be on "High" Graphical settings to properly see the sparkle of the Kalphites!) Nearly impossible to see but Ozan does give hints eventually. These will hold gems, and then finally after collecting a sapphire, emerald, and ruby, you will find the diamond. When the diamond has been found, a hole will appear in the ceiling through which Leela will talk to you and Ozan, aiding your escape from the cavern. Navigate the discussion between Leela and Ozan, then point the sundial towards the insect.

Amascut AttackEdit

Fighting Keli's bodyguards

Fighting Amascut's Lackies.

Follow the sun beam for the final time towards "the lion's mouth": the ruins of the Temple of Amascut. Once here, speak to Lady Keli to initiate a cutscene. Lady Keli demands the diamond. If you refuse, Lady Keli becomes increasingly belligerent, threatening to kill all present if they do not comply. Whether you say yes or no, the diamond inveighs against its surrender through Keli's guards, though you are eventually swayed into delivering it to her. Lady Keli protests at being called crazy and reveals she is Amascut. Before departing, she sets her guards on you, Ozan, and Leela.

They both have a damage cap of 50. Apep yells out "Whirling Dervish!". If you do not run away from him during this attack, you are briefly stunned and knocked back (somewhat similar to the dragon spear's special). Avoiding this attack can be made easier by installing the Escape ability on your action bar. Heru may blind you with his shield, but is otherwise a fairly simple fight.


Prince Ali RescueEdit

Amascut and the Ambassador

Amascut was behind it all!

Once both guards are defeated, click on Prince Ali to rescue him and initiate another conversation. You will be returned to the Palace at the end of it with the prince and Leela, and Ozan goes off to recover the diamond. Osman and Leela will argue and then a cutscene featuring Amascut's plotting (with Jabari's complicity) will display. Quest complete!

RewardsEdit

Diamond in the Rough reward
Audio options icon
Diamond in the Rough complete! (link)

Hidden RewardEdit

The Scabaras tomb

The Scabaras tomb.

Players with level 80 Mining-icon (boosts may be used, must be visible) can mine a fissure in the room below the quicksand for 20,000 Mining experience (plus bonus if the mining suit is worn) and access a secret treasure room, which contains a Scabaras mask and a Was (sceptre). To reach the fissure room, go down the well (north-west of the Kalphite Lair, fairy ring BIQ) and go in the tunnel in the east wall of the Kalphite nursery. Then go through the tunnel all the way to the other side and enter. You will find yourself in the room below the quicksand. Please note that the golden mining suit, mining pendants, prized mining pendants, and Gofannon amulets, all work to add bonus xp when mining the fissure. 

Music unlockedEdit

Required for completingEdit

Completion of Diamond in the Rough is required for the following:

TranscriptEdit

TriviaEdit

Ozan Double Bill banner
Ozan quest concept art

Diamond in the Rough concept art.

Ozan quest concept art 2

Diamond in the Rough concept art.

  • After finding the dung kalphite that possesses the Kharid-ib, none of the remaining sparkling dung kalphites will drop any gems.
  • Diamond in the Rough and its sister quest, Stolen Hearts, have elements of the old quest Prince Ali Rescue, which has now been removed from the game.
  • The cutscene where Ozan exclaims "Dung Kalphites. Why did it have to be Dung Kalphites?" is a reference to Indiana Jones and his fear of snakes: "Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes?".
  • The "Eagle jump" and cart with hay are both references to Assassin's Creed where the player can perform a leap of faith off a building from an eagle's perch into a cart filled with hay.
  • When escaping the Kalphite nursery via the rope Leela lowers, Ozan tells the character to keep what happened in the cave to themselves, using the phrase "What happened down here, stays down here.", a reference to the saying; "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."
  • After escaping the Kalphite Nursery, Ozan says to Leela, "It's no Cave of Wonders." This is a reference to a story in One Thousand and One Nights.
  • If you have completed the 'Missing My Mummy' quest, Leela will tell Osman that she is returning to Senliten, saying "We're doing actual good there."
  • This quest references the Disney movie Aladdin.
  • Leela's password Scheherazade is a reference to Tales from the Arabian Nights where Scheherazade is the name of the storyteller.
  • The Arabic in the banner roughly translates to "Ozan in 'quest'".

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