|Release date||30 April 2002 (Update)|
|A member of Ardougne's militia.|
The Knights of Ardougne are found in the East Ardougne market place. One is also found in the courtyard of the East Ardougne Castle. Most are found attempting to chase away thieves. They will protect all stalls from the silk stall and up by attacking players that they observe stealing from them.
Knights of Ardougne can be pickpocketed at level 55 Thieving, giving the player 50 coins and 84.3 Thieving experience. The Gloves of Silence increase your success rate. Failing to pickpocket will result in being hit for 3 points of damage. They are a good source of Thieving experience, with ~3,000 pickpockets possible in an hour. Players will stop failing to pickpocket at level 95 Thieving with the Medium Ardougne Diaries completed. It is also good to note that at around level 90 Thieving, it is possible to regenerate health faster than the Knight can deal damage whilst pickpocketing them if a regen bracelet is worn either in conjunction with a hitpoints cape or the Rapid Heal prayer, providing the maximum health regeneration; however the effects of the hitpoints cape and Rapid Heal prayer do not stack.
A common training method is to lure a knight to the north-east house in ardougne market (east of the Silk Stall) and repeatedly pickpocket the knight. This method only works by luring the south-east most knight in the market to the north-east house, then shutting the door. The knight will only move between the 2 southernmost tiles in the house. The player can then set NPC attack options to "Hidden" (under the "Controls" panel in the "Settings" tab) and repeatedly left-click on the knight. By positioning the camera correctly, it is possible to repeatedly click the exact same spot without moving the mouse. The knight must be able to move freely between the southern two tiles, or he will despawn.
If pickpocketing the knight with the full rogue's set from 55 thieving to 99 thieving, one can expect to gain about 15.5 mil.
A known bug with a Knight of Ardougne occurs when two people fail to pickpocket at the same time. Doing so will result in the knight temporarily disappearing, or "flickering", for 1–2 seconds. Some players incorrectly believe that "flickering" is caused by players wielding weapons while pick-pocketing, this however is a myth.
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Bones 1 Always 54
Item Quantity Rarity GE market price Clue scroll (easy) 1 Very rare Not sold