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Big Chompy Bird Hunting (#49)
Big Chompy Bird Hunting
Release date 18 May 2004 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Voice acted? No
Official difficulty Intermediate
Official length Short
Quest series Ogre
Developer(s) Tytn H
Age Fifth Age
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Big Chompy Bird Hunting is a quest in which you help Rantz the ogre catch a chompy bird so that he may feed his children.

Official description Edit

Rantz the ogre needs to feed his demanding children, Fycie and Bugs, so he wants to go Big Chompy Bird hunting. Problem is, he's all fingers and thumbs when it comes to making ogre arrows.

Could someone please give him a hand?

Walkthrough Edit

Start point Quest map icon
Big Chompy Bird Hunting icon
Speak to Rantz, in eastern Feldip Hills.
Member requirement P2P icon
Official difficulty Intermediate Intermediate
Length Short
Requirements
  • 30 Ranged-icon Ranged (can not be boosted)
Items required Items from the toolbelt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.
  • Feathers (100+ to be safe, 25 can be obtained during quest)
  • 4-6 wolf bones (can be obtained during the quest)

Recommended:

Enemies to defeat

ChompiesEdit

Rantz chathead
Big Chompy Bird Hunting - Rantz

Meeting with Rantz

Talk to Rantz, located on the far eastern region of the Feldip Hills (look for Quest map icon; east of fairy ring a•k•s). He is hungry and wants you to help him make some 'stabbers', better known as ogre arrows, so he can hunt down some chompy birds.

The ogre arrows need to be made by the player, therefore obtaining them from another player, by any method whatsoever, will not work.

Lock…Edit

Like any arrow, ogre arrows also need feathers, a shaft, and a tip. The shafts need to be made out of achey logs, which can be found all around Rantz, mostly to the south.

  • Chop down a few achey trees to obtain its logs (you'll need around 5 logs - Rantz himself wants 6 arrows and you will probably want a few of your own).
  • Use a knife on the logs to produce some ogre arrow shafts.
  • Use feathers on the shafts to produce flighted ogre arrows. You need 4 feathers per arrow; a little over 100 should be sufficient. You can enter the cave just north of Rantz and buy 25 feathers for 50 coins from Fycie.

The tips are carved out of wolf bones:

  • Kill a few wolves (level 42) in the crater to the southwest of Rantz for wolf bones; you may need 4-6 of them. The bones that spawn on the ground do not work.
  • Right click on the wolf bones, then choose "craft wolf bones" to produce wolfbone arrowtips (produces randomly, 2-6 arrowheads per bone).
  • Use the tips on the flighted shafts to create ogre arrows.

Return and talk to Rantz, who plucks out 6 'stabbers' from your inventory.

…Stock…Edit

Now that you have found a way to kill chompy birds, you need to next collect bait to hunt them onto convenient ground. Rantz tells you about the swamp toads that his children like to play with.

  • Ask Rantz all of the questions that are listed, or else you won't be able to proceed.

Enter the cave entrance north of Rantz. Speak to Rantz's children, Fycie and Bugs in the cave; they will inform you that they use ogre bellows to bloat up toads, by filling it up with swamp gas. Unfortunately, their father locked up the bellows in the chest in the north-western corner.

Big Chompy Bird Hunting - InflatingToads

Inflating the toads

The chest is closed and weighted shut with a large rock; attempt to unlock the locked chest. Unsuccessful attempts will reduce your strength by 1, although it is not difficult. Once you have pushed the boulder off the chest, search it to retrieve the ogre bellows.

Head back to where you killed the wolves to find the swamp and several toads.

  • Use the ogre bellows on a swamp toad - it tells you that the air is too thin.
  • Use the bellows on the swamp bubbles in the swamp, at the southern or eastern end of the swamp pond. You get three shots with the gas filled bellows. It may be refilled, if required.
  • Use the ogre bellows on a toad again to get a bloated toad in your inventory. Only 3 toads may be carried at once. If you were to capture a fourth toad, one of your toads in your inventory would escape.

…and Two Smoking BarrelsEdit

Return to Rantz and talk to him.

He shows you where you need to place the toads to lure the chompy birds out.

  • Drop a bloated toad on the spot (a yellow flashing arrow will mark it).

Tell Rantz you have placed the bait. Don't stay too close to the bait, but make sure it is in visible range. Occasionally, waiting too long results in the bait disappearing. Continue placing the bait until you have no more left. On a successful lure, a chompy bird appears; Rantz will take a long shot at it, but misses. He starts making excuses, saying that the arrows don't fly straight.

Big Chompy Bird Hunting - ChompyHunt

Hunting the chompy

Talk to Rantz and offer to help shoot for him. He will agree and give you a spare ogre bow. Head back down to the clearing and place another toad (it doesn't have to be on the exact tile indicated at first).

If the bird doesn't appear or it flies away before you can kill it, keep placing bloated toads to lure the chompies back. Once you kill a chompy, pluck the carcass and take the raw chompy back to Rantz. He now wants you to cook it for his family as well.

ThanksgivingEdit

Big Chompy Bird Hunting - Cooking

Cooking the Chompy

Rantz will name a special ingredient that he wants the bird to be cooked with. He will also tell you to ask the children what they would like the bird seasoned with. Go into the cave and ask both Fycie and Bugs what they want the chompy seasoned with. In all, you will need three different ingredients.

  • It's different from player to player what the ogres want on the chompy. Below are the locations of possible ingredients.
    • Onion: To the west of the swamp, planted near the tomato on a stool, there's a fire and some ogres, right around there. You need to pick them from the ground, because they don't appear on the minimap.
    • Doogle leaf: West of onion spawn, in between the fungus (red dot on minimap).
    • Tomato: West of the swamp on a stool, in the same area as the onions (red dot on minimap).
    • Cabbage: On the ground, not too far from the tomatoes.
    • Equa leaf: You can get this south-east of Rantz, south of the place you placed your toad for the bait.
    • Potato: You can pick a potato from a potato plant south-east of Rantz, right beside the equa leaf.

Use the bird on the ogre spit-roast north of Rantz and all three ingredients will automatically be topped up on the bird. Present Rantz with his delicious seasoned chompy bird.

Congratulations, quest complete!

RewardsEdit

Big Chompy Bird Hunting Reward

Chompy HatsEdit

After completing the quest players can continue to hunt chompies to obtain ogre hats. Hats are rewarded once players reach a set amount of chompy or jubbly kills by speaking to Rantz.

For more information, refer to the guide on this page.

Music unlockedEdit

Required for completingEdit

Completion of Big Chompy Bird Hunting is required for the following:

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