|Release date||23 October 2006 (Update)|
|Quest series||Troll (#5)|
My Arm's Big Adventure is an intermediate quest, where you must aid My Arm, a young troll who wishes to prove himself by growing his own goutweed. This necessitates gathering goutweed tubers, teaching My Arm how to farm, and fighting a Giant Roc which takes poorly to My Arm's farming attempt.
|“||Trolls love Goutweed. They love it so much that they've picked it all, and now they can't get any more. However, in his smelly kitchen in the Troll Stronghold, Burntmeat the cook has heard a rumour that Goutweed is growing once again, for anyone who's got the skill to farm it. Can you teach his young assistant - a simple troll known as My Arm - to grow the precious Goutweed? Will you overcome My Arm's stubbornness and ignorance to earn yourself Burntmeat's reward? Dare you accompany My Arm on this uniquely trollish expedition?||”|
|Start point:||The kitchen, deep in the Troll Stronghold. Talk to Burntmeat.|
|Items required:||Items from the toolbelt do not need to be listed unless that version won't work, or aren't automatically added to it. |
|Enemies to defeat:|
Players do not need to prepare for combat initially. However, players will need to be able to fend off occasional attacks from aggressive trolls as they navigate the Troll Stronghold. There will be no direct confrontations until the end of the quest.
Players should plan to do either a lot of lengthy running, or a notable amount of teleporting to various locations. Players should bear in mind they will be travelling vast distances several times in this quest.
Items needed for this section: Climbing Boots, armour and some food recommended for surviving the trolls
Players will need to be capable of navigating the troll mountain range at the beginning, and several times through the quest, so bring your climbing boots. Once you are geared up, travel to the Troll Stronghold. After entering, go south and then downstairs find the kitchen - the trolls in here are unaggressive. Speak to Burntmeat, who will tell you that he has heard humans are able to grow goutweed. He will ask the player for help, and after agreeing, a short cutscene will follow. Note: You can use Trollheim teleport and tele to trollheim and walk to the cave and just climb down the stairs and you would be north of the kitchen.
In the cutscene, the player sees a captured Adventurer who has been stripped of his armour and items and placed in a large cauldron. While this should make any troll hungry, his valuable equipment is littered around the room in a way that should be enough to make any player's mouth water. While the captured Adventurer pleads for his life, Burntmeat discovers some Goutweed in the Adventurer's discarded Dragon Platelegs. The Adventurer decides to tell Burntmeat where he got the Goutweed, in exchange for his release. However, Burntmeat does not release him and instead continues to turn him into what Burntmeat calls a "tasty broth.".
The player is furious after Burntmeat tells them that he ate the Adventurer. Burntmeat attempts to justify cooking and eating the Adventurer by claiming that the "Adventurer stew" gave him an awful stomachache. Burntmeat reflects that he might have forgotten to wash the Adventurers bare feet before securing him into the cauldron and boiling him alive and then when he was cooked his unwashed feet contaminated the stew resulting in the stomach ache.
After recovering from the previous cutscene, Burntmeat will now ask the player to teach his assistant My Arm how to farm goutweed. The player agrees to help Burntmeat because he tells the player he will never cook another human again, as goats taste just as good as humans when seasoned with goutweed. The player thinks it is a good idea to assist Burntmeat as he/she considers that it could save other humans from suffering the fate of being boiled and devoured like the Adventurer.
If you ask for the stuff of the Adventurer(dragon chain armour set and abyssal whip) as a reward, Burntmeat will tell you that he threw them away after attempting to eat them, saying "red metal hurt Burntmeat's teeth" after telling the player how the abyssal whip got stuck in his throat. After hearing this your player says he's worse than the Wise Old Man who wouldn't hand over his Blue partyhat.
My Arm can now be found in the eastern part of the room near the goat pen. Talk to him and he will inform the player that another man shared the same fate as the Adventurer but at the troll camp on Death Plateau, when he was cooked he had something on him similar to Goutweed. The player must retrieve a goutweedy lump from the cooking pot at Death Plateau (If you already have a Gout Tuber on you or in your bank, then this is the beginning of a few humorous conversations throughout the quest). Equip your climbing boots and talk to Burntmeat to receive directions to the Death Plateau.
Getting The GoutweedEdit
Items needed for this section: Climbing boots, Armour (to survive random troll attacks in Troll Stronghold), Food, Bucket (may be obtained in Death Plateau), 3 buckets of Ugthanki dung, spade, 7 buckets of super compost (the spade and compost can be stored and then retrieved later in any tool leprechaun). A Tai Bwo Wannai Teleport scroll is recommended for quicker completion.
Players should equip a pair of climbing boots now, in order to traverse the mountainous rocks. The path from the Troll Stronghold jail exit, discovered in the Death Plateau quest, can be used to reach the fortified area of the Death Plateau without being attacked. Another route, also requiring climbing boots, is to travel north from Burthorpe. If the player does not have any climbing boots, they may purchase them from Freda (on the route to Death Plateau from Burthorpe) for 12 coins. It is possible to access the Death Plateau directly from Burthorpe by running past the troll throwers. This method is dangerous, so using the Protect from missiles prayer is recommended.
Once in the area, players will encounter many aggressive Mountain Trolls who are difficult to evade due to sheer numbers. Turning auto retaliate off may be advisable. Grab a bucket from under a combat tent. Search the cauldron noted as a Cooking Pot next to Ash and Dung to retrieve the Goutweedy lump. Be warned: upon retrieving it, the cooks will proceed to attack you in the hope of cooking you as well. Take the item back to the Troll Stronghold and talk to My Arm again. He will take you outside to the roof, where he has been practicing his "farming." Players will note that he has attempted to plant items such as a whole goat and a crate. Speak to him again on the roof and he will give you a farming manual. In this manual you will learn that you need 3 buckets of camel dung and 7 buckets of supercompost to properly prepare the mountain soil for farming. Talk to My Arm, telling him you have learned of how to prepare the soil and then with a spade in your inventory or Toolbelt, use the buckets on the soil patch. Using anything other than buckets will result in your character commenting "I don't think that's going to help just now."
Speak to My Arm to set sail to Karamja, initiating a cutscene.
Getting The TubersEdit
Items needed for this section: Items for the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup activity(unless you already have 60% favour or over).
Players are encouraged to take this opportunity to bank if needed. A quick, easy method is to bring ten coins with you, and take Hajedy's cart service to Shilo Village, restock at the bank, and return back to Brimhaven using Vigroy's cart back (the quest Shilo Village is required to do this.) Once you have prepared the mountain soil patch talk to My Arm again who will tell you to come to Tai Bwo Wannai Village with him. Once prepared, talk to Captain Barnaby on the docks. Another cutscene will play with in which The Player and My Arm cross the ocean on the ship while dolphins follow along side the boat. Once the ship arrives at Brimhaven My Arm will run off after telling the player that he will meet you at Tai Bwo Wannai village.
Travel south from the docks to the general store north-west of Tai Bwo Wannai. If you did not bring one, players can buy a machete(toolbelt works) and anti-poison potions at the local general store. Directly east of the general store players will find My Arm wandering in a clump of trees. Once My Arm is located, players will need to talk to him again.
After the dialogue sequence with My Arm, walk south-east and talk to Murcaily who is the NPC running the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup activity; he is at the gate to the mahogany and teak tree enclosure. He will let you have some hardy gout tubers, but only on the condition that you obtain over 60% favour in the cleanup activity.
Begin work on the Tai Bwo Wanni Cleanup game. For detailed information on this activity, see this separate guide. Note that players who have completed some work at this activity will still retain their favour percentage. Players may wish to build their favour before beginning to make things move faster.
Once the player has built up 60% favour, they must talk to Murcaily again. Another cutscene will follow in which My Arm completely loses patience and causes some minor havoc in the village. Murcaily will give as many hardy gout tubers as he can find in exchange for calming the troll down, and escorting him far, far away from the village.
Teaching a Troll to FarmEditItems needed for this section: Hardy gout tubers, weapon, armour, food; Rake, Supercompost, Seed dibber, plant cure (optional). The Rake, Seed dibber and plant cure can all be stored with any tool leprechaun ('Exchange' right-click option) and recovered from the sunbathing leprechaun next to the rooftop herb patch.
After obtaining the tubers, the player needs to talk to My Arm again. My Arm will suggest that the player take the opportunity to bank and stock up on food because of what he terms "large birds" on top of the mountain.When appropriately prepared, return to the roof of Troll Stronghold and speak with My Arm. After a cutscene, in which a certain drunken dwarf gets unceremoniously hurled off the roof of the stronghold, the player will be asked to provide My Arm with the tubers and tools required to plant the herb. The nearby tool leprechaun may be used to retrieve the various tools as they are called for. Note: Make sure to take a spade from the tool leprechaun before he evacuates temporarily after the Roc appears, a little while after planting the goutweed.
The tools My Arm asks for are, in order;
- Supercompost (Optional. If supercompost is not used, the patch may become diseased and will need to be cured. Regular compost has no effect.)
- Hardy gout tubers
- Seed dibber
- Plant cure (if patch becomes diseased, you can buy one from the tool leprechaun nearby)
My Arm will probably break the rake during the planting process. If this happens, pick up the pieces of the rake and reassemble it by using the two pieces on each other, then give him the fixed rake again. The other tools will have no similar complications. If the patch requires curing and you did not bring a plant cure, players may purchase one from the tool leprechaun as he is the only leprechaun in the game to also run a store as well.
Look at the Pretty Birds!Edit
At this point a bird will swoop down and attack. Don't panic yet, this is only the first wave, merely a level 80 Baby Roc which is fairly easy to defeat. Don't waste food or prayer on the Baby Roc unless actually necessary.
WARNING! When the Baby Roc dies, the far more dangerous level 110 Giant Roc will attack. (Now you can panic.) The Giant Roc uses Melee and Ranged Combat styles. The melee attack will send the player reeling backwards unless the player is already against a barrier. The Protect from Missiles prayer is most recommended. This foe should not be taken lightly. Players with a high combat level (140+) and good equipment such as dragon or better will not have a hard time.Combat Tips: The Giant Roc frequently hits using its wing buffet attack which blows the player across the roof. Because of this, you should position yourself with your back to a wall (i.e. the rocks). It hits more accurately than any of the trolls in the stronghold, but has a max hit of about a third of the level 113 trolls. If in doubt, kill a level 113 troll first and judge from that.
A) If the player is using the melee combat style, they can avoid being tossed around the roof by taking a position where the back of the player is against the rock, cliff, or other barrier while attacking the Roc. If this is done successfully, the Roc will be unable to blow the player around.
- Arrange yourself so that you're near the Roc but also backed against a rock or cliff.
- The wing buffets can still stun you. When this happens you cannot fight for a moment; however this provides a perfect opportunity to eat food and drink potions. Unless absolutely necessary, players should wait to eat and pot until they have been stunned.
- Strength boosting methods are recommended, such as a super set, or the dragon battleaxe. (Remember to bring restore potions if you intend to use the dragon battleaxe!)
- if you stand with your back against the chair where the scary leprechaun used to sit, then you won't be stunned and you can fight against it normally.
B) If the player chooses to use the Magic or Range Combat style options, they can semi-safe spot by hiding behind the farming patch, get near some rocks and use protection from missiles to avoid damage as well as being buffeted around entirely. Although though the Roc is weaker to melee attacks, for lower level players this method is the much safer and easier option. Unfortunately, the roc will retreat to just out of range of both bows and spells forcing the player to leave their chosen safe spot in order to continue to attack, at which point the roc will attack as well. Powerful spells and/or highest-quality ranged equipment is advised to keep the battle as short as possible.
C) For Pures: The tactic recommended is to dodge the Roc's ranged attacks while attacking it with ranged yourself. Right before it launches its rock at you, simply step out of the way before it hits you. Doing so will limit the amount if damage taken, making the boss fight a little more accessible to ultra-low level players.
- Once the Giant Roc has been killed, talk to My Arm again. He will ask the player for a spade so he can harvest the goutweed. The Leprechaun will have bolted at the sight of the roc's approach, so players will be unable to withdraw the spade from him at this time. If they did not withdraw it before the fight, they can climb down the ladder, then climb back up again to find the leprechaun has returned. Once My Arm has harvested the Goutweed, he will tell you to talk with Burntmeat for your reward. Go to the kitchen 2 floors down and talk to Burntmeat. He will give you a "great" reward, consisting of a full inventory of Burntmeat's favourite food: burnt meat. (Talk to him again for a hilarious rant from your player.) Return to My Arm again and tell him what Burntmeat gave you, then you will receive the real quest reward.
Congratulations, quest complete!
- 1 Quest point
- 10,000 experience
- 5,000 experience
- 1-28 burnt meat
- Access to a disease-free herb patch on top of the Troll Stronghold.
- 2 extra spins on the Squeal of Fortune
Music tracks unlocked:
Required for completingEdit
Completion of My Arm's Big Adventure is required for the following:
- If you have a gout tuber in your inventory or bank while talking to the trolls at the beginning of the quest, you will repeatedly point out you have one and there is no need to do the rest of the quest, but the trolls won't listen.
- Qutiedoll made his second appearance after the Draynor Bank Robbery during the Rumble in the Jungle cut scene, when he was attacked by a spider.
- During a cut scene, My Arm throws the Drunken Dwarf off the roof of the Troll Stronghold. At the base of the stronghold an unnamed troll child discovers his stunned form. After the Quest the Troll Child at the entrance to the stronghold is now named Drunken dwarf's leg, suggesting that the troll child either ate the drunken dwarf or attempted to.
- If you ask Burntmeat for the Dragon armour and Abyssal whip (of the Adventurer who was eaten) as a reward, he will tell you that the red metal was very hard to his teeth and that the abyssal whip got stuck down his throat so he threw them away. If you have done Swan Song before this quest, your character replies, "You're worse than that old man who wouldn't give me his hat!" This response pertains to the many rants during Swan Song where your character begs the Wise Old Man for his blue partyhat.
- The dragon armour in the beginning cutscene is a faded blue color in the right click menu, signifying that is a non-member item. These are probably completely separate items from their counterparts, most likely to prevent a player's use of these if he or she somehow found a way to acquire them in an exploit. They also have the old look, rather than the new updated look of dragon armour.
- When you complete the quest, the scroll says: 'Congratulations! You have tolerated My Arm's Big Adventure!' This is one of the only quests that say something different to having completed a quest, along with Horror from the Deep and One Small Favour.
- If you click "take" on any of the items, Burntmeat will stop the cutscene saying, "If you not paying attention, Burntmeat not going to talk to you!"
- This quest is yet to be updated with recent updates. For example, the dragon armour dropped by the adventurer still has the old graphics. Also, Burntmeat advises the player to get spiked boots from a sherpa, even though Tensing was removed by the Troll Warzone update and the route he shows the player is wrong since he says you can get boots along the way, when the Troll Warzone Update made it so that the only access is through Burthorpe.
- In the boat scene when sailing to Karamja, My Arm mentions that trolls hate water, and if Swan Song is completed, you mention the Sea Trolls you fight in the quest, but My Arm says they aren't trolls.
- After completing the quest, if you talk to Captain Barnaby, he will say "Oh no, it's you again! Do you want to go to Brimhaven?".