Ah Wok, the Oriental Trader. Played by Mark Knight.

Ah Wok

By Keith McDonald

Ah Wok is a likeable oriental trader who provides competition for Julius Scaramonger in the Level 1 marketplace.


Ah Wok was a stallholder who appeared in Wolfenden in Series 6.

His honest and humble approach attracts a lot of business. Dungeoneers are happy to trust him over Julius Scaramonger.

Ah Wok helps most of the teams, selling dragon mints, summoning spells and potions.

He even turns up in Witch Haven to sell a dungeoneer a witch's robe and broomstick.

An inline image of the trader, Ah Wok (Mark Knight) in Series 6 of Knightmare.

Battle between traders

Ah Wok's success creates a rivalry with Scaramonger, which piques Lord Fear's interest.

Scaramonger had previously been reluctant to work for the Opposition, but he is now forced to reach out for help.

Lord Fear attacks Ah Wok with a samurai, but the questing team dispel it and earn some goodwill in return.

This eventually leads to Scaramonger's ruin.

Controversial Chinaman

Ah Wok's Chinese accent provided controversial humour but also a new challenge for dungeoneers.

On one occasion, the questing team is expected to modify a calling name due to his accent.

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Ah Wok

The character is played with a degree of sympathy, which helps it escape too much censure.

But Ah Wok is generally recognised as a character that worked for its time and context. The likeable Chinaman doesn't age as well as the rest of the show.

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