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|Release date||18 April 2005 (Update)|
|Very mysterious looking...|
The stranger is a non-player character who sometimes appears when players have a Diamond of Azzanadra in their inventory. He wields a poisoned dragon dagger and follows the closest person to him. He is non-attackable to the players not doing Desert Treasure, and attempting to attack the stranger when not doing Desert Treasure will yield the message, "He has no interest in fighting you."
Avoiding the strangerEdit
The moment at which the stranger appears is random, as long as you are carrying one or more of the gems. To minimise the risk of the stranger, consider the following.
- Have a weapon at hand (if you choose to duel him).
- Have a healthy reserve of Prayer points for Protect from Melee.
- If you don't want to fight, make sure you don't turn back. It also helps to have auto-retaliate off, so that you don't turn back, thus risking becoming hit and poisoned.
- Have teleport tabs at the ready until you bank the gems. The stranger will not track your teleports, and therefore will not follow you if you teleport away.
Also, always try to keep all your diamonds in your bank for your safety. However he can appear right after you get one of the diamonds, which can be annoying since you will probably have taken damage or exhausted Prayer from the fights. The more diamonds you have, the greater the chance for him to appear.