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Official quest description: 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?
Release date: 23 October 2006 (Update)
Start: The kitchen, deep in the Troll Stronghold. Talk to Burntmeat.
Difficulty: *****
Length: Medium
Members only: Yes

Also useful:

Items needed:

optional items:

Monsters to kill:



Getting Started

The Adventurer being cooked with his Dragon Armour Scattered all over the floor.
  • Note, you can save yourself an unnecessary trip and a lot of time if you bring 3 buckets of camel dung (the hot sauce way), and 7 buckets of supercompost right from the beginning.
  • Travel to Troll Stronghold and speak to Burntmeat in the kitchens, he's on the south side on the floor below the one you enter. He has heard that humans can grow goutweed, and wonders if you can help. A short cutscene should now follow where a captured Adventurer is naked in a large cauldron in the centre of the kitchen, all his armour is littered around the room. While he pleads for his life to Burntmeat to not cook and eat him, Burntmeat discovers some Goutweed in the Adventurer's discarded Dragon plate legs, the adventurer decides to tell Burntmeat where he got the Goutweed in exchange for his release. Unfortunately for the Adventurer, Burntmeat doesn't let him go and instead turns him into a tasty broth.

Burntmeat now wants you to teach his assistant My Arm how to farm goutweed.

  • My Arm is at the eastern part of the room near the goat pen. Talk to him and he will tell you he needs the goutweedy lump from the cooking pot at Death Plateau. (If you are already wearing climbing boots, My Arm will tell you to talk to Burntmeat who will give you directions for getting to Death Plateau, though it is probably quicker to use a games necklace and go via Tenzing) If you don't talk to Burntmeat he will show you the way to get there using a cut scene.


  • You will need climbing boots for the next section - use a games necklace to teleport to Burthorpe with some coins, travel to the west and buy some climbing boots off Tenzing for 12 coins. Then climb up to Death Plateau (go straight at the first branch). There are many large aggressive Mountain Trolls in this area so wearing decent armour and using Prayer Protection From Missiles is recommended (Note: this is not a multi-combat area). Once there, take off your auto retaliate and use a bucket you brought with you or pick up the bucket spawn in a nearby hut and use it on the pot to get the goutweedy lump.
  • Travel back to Troll Stronghold and talk to My Arm again. He will take you outside to the roof, where he does his farming. Speak to him again when you're up there and he will give you a farming manual. In this manual you will read that you need 3 buckets of camel dung, and 7 buckets of supercompost. Now it's up to you to get these supplies...or you can just bring them with you saving yourself an unnecessary trip and My Arm will make fun of your smell if you have the 3 buckets of camel dung on you.

Obtaining the Farming supplies

My Arm having a strange conversation with you on the boat to Tai Bwo Wannai.
  • The first thing to collect is the camel dung. You can get this in two ways.
  1. Option 1: Travel to Al-Kharid, wear your camulet obtained from Enakhra's Lament, and talk to the camel just outside the bank, And ask him to spare some dung. You will need 3 empty buckets to collect the Ugthanki dung in.
  2. Option 2: If you haven't got a camulet or haven't done Enakhra's Lament, you can head to Pollnivneach and buy some Red hot sauce off the kebab seller. Take this to the camel shop, and put it in the food trough. Some Ugthanki dung appears on the ground.
My Arm causes havoc!
  • You'll see a short cut scene and you'll be on the docks of Ardougne. You may bank if you need to. When you're ready, talk to Captain Barnaby, and a scene on the ship will follow where dolphins follow along side the boat. Once you arrive at Brimhaven, My Arm will run off; he says he will meet you at Tai Bwo Wannai.
  • Go south to the general store near Tai Bwo Wannai, buy a machete and an anti-poison potion, travel slightly east and you should find My Arm again. Talk to him.
  • Go south-east and talk to Murcaily; he runs the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup game. He will let you have some hardy gout tubers if you get 60% in the cleanup game.
  • Get 60% in cleanup game - see the separate guide to this.
  • Talk to Murcaily again when you have 60%; a cut scene will follow when My Arm causes some havoc, and Murcaily will give you lots of hardy gout tubers.


My Arm is very strong.
  • Talk to My Arm again - he suggests you go back to the bank to get some food because of some "large birds" on top of the mountain.
  • Say goodbye briefly to My Arm at Ardougne docks, and go to the bank. You will need to ensure your farming leprechaun is fully stocked with tools, and also take a Plant cure (or Super compost) and a spade with you. You should take good armour and a weapon, plus decent food. Prayer potions will help a little, but food should be your main priority.
  • Go back to the top of Troll Stronghold where My Arm is. You need to give My Arm the stuff to plant his tubers, as if you were planting them yourself. There is a tool leprechaun nearby on top of the mountain so you can retrieve tools as necessary from him. However, the leprechaun disappears during the fight (in a moment), so remember to take a spade out too if you don't already have one! In order, you need to give My Arm:

Note, if My Arm breaks the rake you can pick up the two pieces and use them on each other to make the rake whole again and give it back to My Arm to finish the job.

Look at the Pretty Birds!

Da birdie smells da goutweed!
  • A bird will swoop down and attack - only a level 75 Baby Roc and defeating it should be fairly easy.

There is a strange scene where a drunken dwarf appears and is blown off the top, presumably to show the power of the bird's wings. The dwarf is discovered by an unnamed troll child; if you later make your way to the entrance to the stronghold, the dwarf is gone and the troll child is now named "Drunken Dwarf Leg" because of the troll custom of naming a child after the first thing it tries to eat.

  • WARNING! Once you have killed the Little Roc, a far more dangerous level 172 Giant Roc will attack (presumably its mother), it uses both strong Melee attacks which blast you backwards unless you have your back against a rock, and Ranged attacks as well. It is recommended that you use Protect from Missiles prayer, and eat when required. My Arm will also attack the bird, but his attacks only tend to hit 1 or 2, so don't rely on this. Combat Tips: The Giant Roc frequently hits you with a wing buffet that blows you across the plateau. Therefore, the main problem when fighting the Giant Roc is landing blows upon it. If you're meleeing, a great way to avoiding your character from being blown around is to get giant roc north of your character and move yourself just north of the parasol and the chair. you'll be stunned but wont get moved around.
  1. Arrange yourself so that you're near the Roc but also backed against a rock or cliff.
  2. The wing buffets also stun you. When stunned you cannot fight; however, you can eat food and drink potions. Save these activities for when you're stunned.
  3. Increased strength will help damage the Roc faster. Therefore, strength potions or the Special attack from the Dragon Battleaxe are particularly helpful (if using the Dragon Battleaxe special, also bring and consume a Restore potion after activating the special).
  4. Hide behind the farming patch, get near some rocks, and mage or range the bird. Even though the bird is more susceptible to melee, for lower levels this is a much safer and easier way. However, the roc stays just out of range of both bows and spells, requiring you to leave your safe spot to attack - at which point the roc will attack as well. Powerful spells and/or highest-quality ranged equipment is advised.
My Arm gains a farming level!

The End

  • Once you have killed the Giant Roc, talk to My Arm again, he now needs a spade to dig up the goutweed, and then he will tell you to talk to Burntmeat for your reward. Talk to Burntmeat, he will give you a great reward - you guessed it, a full inventory of burnt meat! Talk to My Arm again and tell him what Burntmeat gave you. My Arm gives you a better reward. Quest Complete!



My Arm's Big Adventure Reward.


Music tracks unlocked:


  • If you have a gout tuber in your inventory while talking to the trolls at the beginning of the quest, you get a funny conversation where you repeatedly point out you have one and there is no need to do the rest of the quest, but the trolls just don'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 My Arm.
Eating the dwarf...
  • During a cut scene, My Arm throws the Drunken Dwarf off the roof of the Troll Stronghold and an Unnamed Troll Child comes up to him. After the Quest, the Troll Child is named Drunken Dwarf's Leg.
  • If you have done the quest Swan Song before this you will have a funny reference. During the cut scene with the cooked adventurer he has many valuable items on the ground. You can ask Burntmeat about his items as a reward. He refuses, and your character replies, "You're worse than that old man who wouldn't give me his hat!" This pertains to the many rants during Swan Song where your character begs the Wise Old Man for his blue party hat.
  • In a humorous response to players' argument during the quest that trolls have weird names, My Arm says that most adventurers he has met have numbers in their names! Afterwards he will say the name of the last player who spoke to him.
  • If the player has the buckets of camel dung in their inventory, when talking to My Arm during the part where he gives the farming guide, he will repeatedly allude to the fact that the player stinks.
  • If you own a player owned house, just before you leave with the Goutweed Tubers, the player says "If you ever come to Brimhaven again, you're not coming in my house.". Additionally, if you have a house anywhere else, the player will say "If you ever come to (insert location here), I'm not letting you in my house."
  • While My Arm is harvesting the Goutweed he gains a farming level and shouts "W00t - farming level". (Reference to player sayings)
  • If you talk to Captain Barnaby after the quest, he still seems to fear you, but still allows you to travel to Brimhaven nonetheless.
  • If you ask Burntmeat for the Dragon armour and Abyssal whip 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 attempt to take any of the dragon armour during the initial cutscene, the cutscene will end and Burntmeat will complain that if you aren't going to pay attention then he wont finish his story. Simply talk to him again to restart the cutscene.
  • If you try using the burnt meat that Burntmeat gives you (and, in fact, anything else) at the end of the quest on My Arm, he will say "T'ank you very much for da kind offer, but My Arm not really needin' one of those just now."
  • The Tool Leprechaun sundiving south of the Herb patch's appearance didn't change along with all the other leprechauns.
  • If you talk during the rumble in the jungle scene the words appear above the native My Arm attacks.
  • During the scene where you are on the boat to Karamja, Captain Barnaby is crying in the back of the boat.

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