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This article is about the non-player character. For the item, see Burnt meat.
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Burntmeat is a troll featured in the quests Eadgar's Ruse and My Arm's Big Adventure. He is the chief chef of the Troll Stronghold and can be found in the Troll Stronghold kitchen. He is sometimes criticised by other trolls for only being able to cook burnt meat.

Most trolls are named after the first thing they eat[1], but Burntmeat says that burnt meat was the first thing he tried to cook. Burntmeat enjoys cooking as well as eating humans and goutweed.

Burntmeat specialises in cooking humans.

Burntmeat is the largest troll cook inside the stronghold. Bigger trolls are generally higher in the troll hierarchy, so this may be another reason why he is the chief troll cook. Burntmeat is always found inside the troll kitchen, where he eagerly cooks for the rest of the trolls.

During the quest Eadgar's Ruse, the player speaks with Burntmeat, who planned to cook them since he was tired of cooking goats. The player easily persuades him by claiming that they are too "hard" and requests for some goutweed. Burntmeat sends the player off on his "quest" to find a human to cook. With the assistance of Eadgar, the player finds a "human" and soaks it with troll potion. He rewards the player with burnt meat, much to their disgust, and due to the troll potion, divulges the location of the remaining goutweed to the player.

Burntmeat often uses Goutweed as an ingredient in his stews; he discovers during My Arm's big Adventure that it can still be grown, as trolls previously thought they had picked it all, so they guard it ferociously in their store room. When Burntmeat was preparing to cook a captured Adventurer, he learned that Goutweed was still obtainable, and therefore asks the player for assistance with obtaining it.

Burntmeat is witnessed interrogating and preparing to cook an Adventurer in the first cutscene of My Arm's Big Adventure. The naked Adventurer is held captive in Burntmeat's cooking pot, his valuable items are scattered on the floor in front of him. Burntmeat was preparing to turn the Adventurer into a "Troll Stew" when he discovered Goutweed in the Adventurer's dragon platelegs. Burntmeat accuses the Adventurer of stealing the Goutweed from his storeroom but the Adventurer tries to bargain with Burntmeat by telling him about how he grew it. However, as soon as Burntmeat knows enough, he closes in on the Adventurer and begins cooking him into that night's stew.

Unfortunately for Burntmeat, he accidentally forgot to wash the Adventurer's feet, resulting in a nasty case of food poisoning. If the player asks Burntmeat if they could have their equipment, Burntmeat tells them that he threw it out. He claimed that the "red metal clothes" hurt his teeth and that the "big whip thing" got stuck in his throat, much to the player's disappointment.

The players must help Burntmeat in My Arm's Big Adventure by helping Burntmeat's assistant My Arm learn how to farm Goutweed.

A condition of the players agreement to help Burntmeat regrow Goutweed, was that Burntmeat would never be allowed to cook another human again, Burntmeat agrees to these terms telling the player that goats taste just as good as humans if enough goutweed is added to the stew. However Burntmeat deceives the player, as he reveals when the Trolls have learnt how to plant goutweed, that rather than cooking humans, he will prepare them raw with Goutweed as flavouring. Even this is questionable though as Burntmeat tells the reader of the Postbag from the Hedge, that if they want some more of his Burnt meat, he would be happy to supply them with it, he just needs the troll prison to be restocked first. The player is certainly not amused when they learn this.

He later appears on Yu'biusk along with My Arm during The Mighty Fall quest. He came to the Kyzaj Tournament in support of the player. He offers the player a new recipe that Kris taught him, which is 'dragon eye meatballs and goutweed rock cakes'. The player has the option to taste it, and it is described as tasting and feeling like acid. This does not harm the player, however.

Burntmeat has answered letters in at least two editions of Postbag from the Hedge. These are Postbag 13[1] and Postbag 25.[2]

In the 13th edition of Postbag from the Hedge, Burntmeat tells the reader that since the trolls can grow goutweed they have been struggling to keep up with demand, therefore Burntmeat was hoping that Adventurers may come along carrying it so they could eat them with their goutweed.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Burntmeat admits trying to store humans in crates during My Arm's Big Adventure but this caused them to die and start rotting so Burntmeat had to use the prison to keep the meat "fresh".
  • If the player speaks to him before starting Eadgar's Ruse, Burntmeat will plan on cooking the player, who responds by saying they are too tough to be tender and tasty.
  • He is known for giving out 'joke' rewards of burnt meat during Eadgar's Ruse and My Arm's Big Adventure. He gives the player one piece of it during Eadgar's Ruse, and at the end of My Arm's Big Adventure, it is much more amusing: he fills the player's inventory with burnt meat while exclaiming "Lot's of burnt meat!" Any burnt meat that cannot fit into the inventory is dropped on the ground.
  • "Burntmeat" was the name of the item received in RuneScape Classic if the player fail to cook a piece of meat. It has since been replaced with "Burnt meat".
  • As revealed by My Arm during King of the Dwarves, Burntmeat once made soup out of pretty flowers, after the eating of which he got food poisoning. Similarly in My Arm's Big Adventure he forgot to wash the captive Adventurers feet leading to Burntmeat getting food poisoning after eating him, this suggests that Burntmeat is rather poor at preparing food properly.
  • According to information surrounding Troll Invasion it takes Mountain Trolls 10 minutes to get hungry for Burntmeat's cooking.
  • Although Trolls are usually very unintelligent, Burntmeat is an exception, as he uses a loophole in his promise so that he can still prepare and eat humans.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b Jagex. Postbag 13 - "Transcript:The Evil Chicken defends his reputation.", Letter 7, by Burntmeat da troll. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.
  2. ^ Jagex. Postbag 25 - "Transcript:The trouble with trolls", Letter 6, by Burntmeat da troll. RuneScape Postbags from the Hedge.