|Release date||25 March 2002 (Update)|
|Quest NPC?||Scorpion Catcher|
|Location||Monastery, Barbarian Outpost, Taverley Dungeon|
Kharid Scorpions are a rare species of scorpion native to the Kharidian Desert. They play a prominent role in the Scorpion Catcher quest, during which players must capture three that escaped from the wizard Thormac. Players can catch them during the Scorpion Catcher with a scorpion cage. Locations are as follows:
- One roams freely on the 1st floor[ of the Monastery. ]
- Another can be found in the beginning of the Taverley Dungeon. The scorpion in Taverley Dungeon is behind a disguised wall that can only be opened after starting the quest.
- The final one is found in the Barbarian Agility area at the Barbarian Outpost.
None of these scorpions are attackable. If players attempt to pick them up, they will always suffer 3 hitpoints damage. This damage is fatal if one has 3 hp or less when attempting to pick one up. The scorpion damage is not poisonous, though is incapable of being blocked by any of the protection prayers like Protect from Melee. Some players also use them as a form of suicide when they have low hitpoints or are in need of stat healing.