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Official quest description: Ug loves Aga, but Aga is together with Arrg. Since Arrg is a lot stronger than Ug, Ug can't follow the regular mating ritual, which involves ripping the opponent into pieces. Will you be able to find out what will impress the troll female more than a display of violence? Will you survive the journey to help a lonely troll find love?
Release date: 5 January 2005 (Update)
Start: Speak to Ug at the Troll Stronghold
Difficulty: *****
Length: Medium
Members only: Yes
Requirements:
Items needed:
Monsters to kill: Arrg (level 171)

Walkthrough

Collect the items listed in the quest details box. The bar, log, rope are fairly common items. Swamp tar respawns can be found in swamps (Lumbridge or Mort'ton). The Climbing boots can be bought from the Sherpa Tenzing (also see the Death Plateau (quest).

Only the wax is an exceptional item. Wax can be obtained from beehives, but the bees need to be chased away first. Insect repellent will achieve that. The beehives are in Seers. First walk to Catherby bank and go to the house north of it. Take the insect repellent from the house. Then take an empty bucket and walk west to the beehive field. Chase away the bees by using the insect repellent on the beehive. Use the bucket on the beehive to obtain a bucket of wax.

Mountainmap with numbered quest locations

The mountain map on the right shows a number of relevant locations for the Troll Romance quest:

  1. Trollheim Teleport
  2. Stronghold Entrance
  3. Gamesroom (teleport here with a Games necklace)
  4. Tenzing
  5. Dunstan
  6. Cave entrance to Trollweiss mountain
  7. Arena for the big fight

In the remainder of the walkthrough, the map numbers will be referenced in the relevant parts of the text.

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Starting Off

Ug can be found inside the Troll Stronghold. To get to the stronghold use the Trollheim Teleport or take a longer walk. From the teleport location (1 on the map), go to the south/west path using agility shortcuts if possible. Walk past some Trolls and take a ramp on the north-west side of that area (2 on the map). After entering the Troll Stronghold, go south until you find a set of stairs going down, go down these stairs. You should be near the cook, go north through the door then go west into a room where Ug can be found. Talk to him to learn that Ug is very much in love with Aga, who unfortunately loves an aggressive troll called Arrg. Speak to Aga, who is north of Ug and Arrg. Aga is a very romantic troll and expects to receive Trollweiss flowers from her lover. Talk to Arrg, to discover that he does not seem to be very much in love with Aga and also has no knowledge of the Trollweiss location. The solution for Ug is to find some Trollweiss so he can win the love of Aga.

Getting to Trollweiss

Talk to Ug again. Only a person who lives his whole life in the mountains would know where to find Trollweiss. A person that is knowledgeable about the mountains is Tenzing. He lives on the path from Burthorpe to the Troll Stronghold (4 on the map). Tenzing also sells climbing boots. Go to Tenzing. He will explain that Trollweiss is in the Ice Troll area and a unique method is needed to go down to the plateau where the Trollweiss grows. He also mentions that a sled may be useful for getting to that plateau and that Dunstan knows more about making a sled.

Dunstan is the Burthorpe smith, so return to Burthorpe. Dustan's house is north east of the games room building (5 on the map). Talk to Dunstan and he will make a sled provided he gets the materials (maple log or yew log, iron bar, rope). Dustan also talks about waxing the sled before it can be used in the mountain snow.

With an empty cake tin in the inventory, use the swamp tar with the bucket of wax to get wax. Use the wax on the sled to make a waxed sled and making it possible to ride on. The next task is to go up Trollweiss mountain.

Trollweiss Mountain

The sled needs to be used to go down the Trollweiss Mountain. Return to Trollheim using the Trollheim Teleport spell or make the longer walk. Exit the Trollheim maze on the west side, but now take the path leading north-west and which is located north of the path to the Troll Stronghold. Follow that path north until you get to any icy gate. From there, go west between the two rocks, and keep west to a dungeon entrance that faces east (6 on the map). Enter this cave and walk through it to the north west corner of the cave. Beware of the Ice Trolls; they have a strong melee attack. In the north west corner is the exit (marked red on minimap).

Sledding down the Trollweiss Mountain.

When outside, enjoy the view from the northern peak of the Trollweiss Mountain. Walk due south up to the point where it is not possible to walk further south. Equip the sled and enjoy the ride south! Watch out for level 96 Ice Wolves while running to the south!

Note: Don't ride all the way down. The sled track is divided in two parts, where the Trollweiss patch is located in the middle.

South west from the end position of the sled ride in a circular area with a central rock (easy to see on minimap) is a flower patch with Trollweiss. Pick some Trollweiss. Return to Ug, who is very glad with the flowers but is afraid of Arrg, so he cannot give her the Trollweiss. The only option is to defeat Arrg.

Fighting Arrg

Go to the room north of Ug where Arrg is still around. Talk to him. When Arrg learns that you want to kill him, the final fight starts. Prepare for battle before talking to him. Food is necessary for lower levelled players. Taking some prayer potions may also be a good idea. You are then swiftly transported to the Troll Arena (7 on the map), where the fight will take place. If Protect from Melee is inaccessible, the fight may be extremely difficult.

Arrg attacks immediately after the teleport, so be prepared. Like all trolls, Arrg has a strong melee attack and can hit in the high 30s if you don't have the correct prayer on. He also uses a Ranged attack that consists of him throwing rocks; it is fairly inaccurate, but can hit quite high. Turn Protect from Melee on and eat fairly often, not allowing your hitpoints to drop below 40. There is no safespot to defeat Arrg, despite rumors to the contrary. Also, Arrg is known to drop a level two clue scroll. A Ring of life may not work because Arrg can hit very high.

NOTE: If you have 70 defence, protect from melee and a 200+ Ranged defence bonus you may not be hit at all by Arrg's attacks. If killed, you will get a grave. If you plan on retrieving your gear after death, it is highly recommended that you keep a pair of climbing boots and an extra games necklace in your bank.

Kill Arrg and return to Ug, telling him about the demise of Arrg. Ug will give the Trollweiss to Aga, after some urging. Congratulations, quest complete!

Reward

Troll Romance

Trivia

  • During the final dialogue Arrg says "This concept of 'love' confuses and infuriates Arrg." This is a direct reference to the Futurama episode "Love & Rocket". In the episode, the alien from Omicron Persei Eight receive a truckload of candied hearts that have words written on them. Lurr's wife asks "What is this emotion that you humans call 'wuv'?" Lurr replies, "Surely you mean love?" His wife says, "No, 'wuv'! With an Earth 'w'. Behold!" To which Lurr replies, "This concept of 'wuv' confuses and infuriates us!"
  • Arrg drops regular bones on death instead of big bones.
  • If after the quest you use the Trollweiss on Aga your character says "That's probabaly not a good idea..."

Music

The following music tracks are unlocked during the quest:

  • Romancing the Crone - unlocked at the top of Trollweiss mountain. The name of the track may be a reference to the movie named Romancing the Stone.
  • Hell's Bells - When the player is about to start sledding. This music track may be a reference to the Australian hard rock AC/DC song of the same name.

This article uses material from the "Troll Romance" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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