Troll Romance

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Troll Romance is a quest revolving around troll love; specifically that of Ug for Aga.

Official description[edit | edit source]

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?

Overview[edit | edit source]

Hitch[edit | edit source]

Getting to the Troll Stronghold from Burthorpe
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Ug can be found inside the Troll Stronghold. To get to the stronghold, either use the Trollheim Teleport or walk through the mountains. From the teleport location, go to the south-west path using agility shortcuts if possible, and take the ramp up to a cave entrance. Alternatively, you can also use the fairy ring code AJR and follow the route as marked in the image to the right (this path requires climbing boots for the agility shortcut). If you enter the stronghold by using the agility shortcut from the fairy ring walk north till you find the stairs leading up. Once you go up, you can find Ug in the southwestern room.

After entering the Troll Stronghold the normal way without shortcuts, go north until you find a set of stairs going down. Once on the lower level, head south. Ug is in the western room.

Talk to him to learn that he is in love with a female troll named Aga, who unfortunately loves another, aggressive troll called Arrg. Ug cannot gather the courage to ask Aga out, for fear of Arrg's wrath. As a good Samaritan, offer to help the poor troll, who promises not to eat you.

Trollweiss?[edit | edit source]

Speak to Aga in the room to the north. Aga is a very romantic troll, but she isn't sure if Arrg loves her or not. If he would bring her favourite flower - a Trollweiss flower - it would prove his love for her.

In the same room, talk to Arrg. He does not seem to be in love with Aga and also has no knowledge of the Trollweiss' location. Return to Ug and ask if he knows anything about the flower. He instantly becomes upset, saying that only someone who has lived a life in the mountains could know anything about Trollweiss.

Survival Techniques[edit | edit source]

Items needed: A maple or yew log, an iron bar, a rope, a cake tin, a swamp tar, and a bucket of wax

The updated Death Plateau quest must be completed before continuing.

Freda's house

As the only knowledgeable mountaineer you know is Freda, go to her to learn about the white flower. Her house is in the mountains, west of Burthorpe. She will explain that Trollweiss is a special kind of growth that only appears in the icy troll area to the north. The only way to get down to the plateau where the Trollweiss grows is by using a sled. She suggests talking to Dunstan, the Burthorpe smith, who knows a lot about making a sled.

Waxing the sled.

Return to Burthorpe and head to Dunstan's house, in the north-east part of the city. Talk to Dunstan and he is happy to make a sled for you, provided he gets the materials - a maple log or yew log, an iron bar and rope. Dunstan exchanges the items for a sled, saying that it must be waxed before using it in the mountain snow.

A bucket of wax may be obtained by using some insect repellent on a beehive west of Catherby, and then using a bucket on the now empty beehive; the insect repellent may be obtained from the nearby beekeeper, who will also explain how to obtain the wax. Now, with an empty cake tin in the inventory, use the swamp tar with the bucket of wax to get some sled wax. Once you have the wax, use it on the sled to make it possible to ride on the snow. Next stop: Trollweiss mountain.

Sledding[edit | edit source]

Route for Burthorpe to snowing area

Return to Trollheim. If you are walking there, go up like usual. But instead of continuing west (towards the troll stronghold, take the north-western path until it starts snowing (Not the path to the GWD which is directly North). In short, if you are familiar with the giant boulder which players have to pass before entering GWD, to reach Trollweiss, players should go west from the giant boulder, follow the path to the north. Once they start to get near the snow, there is a 3-way fork in the road. The rightmost path is adjacent to an ice gate. Players should go left and enter the cave.

If you are teleporting, climb down as if you were heading to the stronghold, but instead of taking the ramp, take the path just east of it (directly north).

Walk a little north-west to reach the Trollweiss Dungeon entrance. Enter the cave and walk through it to the north-west exit. Do not go through the ice-gate.

Fork in the road leading to trollweiss

Beware of the ice trolls; they have a strong melee attack.

Sledding down the Trollweiss Mountain
Location of the Trollweiss

When outside, start walking south until you cannot step any further and equip the sled. Sled down the snowy path until you reach an icy plateau.

Do not sled any further past this point, otherwise you will need to start from Trollheim again.

In the south-western part of the plateau, there is a circular area with a rock marking the Trollweiss flower patch. Pick a flower.

Return to Ug, who is very glad about the flowers but is still afraid of Arrg, so he cannot give Aga the Trollweiss yet. The only option is to defeat Arrg.

The Things We Do For Love...[edit | edit source]

A safespot for fighting Arrg, avoiding his melee as well as range attacks.

Prepare for battle before talking to him. Food is necessary for lower levelled players. Taking some prayer potions may also be a good idea. If killed, a grave will appear outside the arena gate; 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.

Once you are ready, confront Arrg and challenge him to a fight. You are swiftly transported to the troll arena, where the fight will take place. Arrg attacks immediately after the teleport, so be prepared. He attacks with melee, but also uses Ranged by throwing rocks. Turn Protect from Melee on and eat as needed, not allowing your life points to drop below 400. Arrg will despawn after a while, particularly if you spawn him and then get combat equipment.

Kill Arrg and return to Ug, telling him about your victory over Arrg. After getting overly sentimental, Ug thanks you and promises to present Aga with your kind gift.

Congratulations, quest complete!

Rewards[edit | edit source]

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Achievements[edit | edit source]

Required for completing[edit | edit source]

Troll Romance is directly required for the following quests/miniquests:

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Cultural References[edit | edit source]

  • The name of the quest may be a reference to the movie True Romance.
  • During the final dialogue Arrg says "This concept of 'love' confuses and infuriates Arrg." This is a direct reference to the Futurama episode Love and Rocket. In the episode, the alien from Omicron Persei Eight receives a truckload of candied hearts that have words written on them. Lrrr's wife Ndnd asks "What is this emotion that you humans call 'wuv'?" Lrrr replies, "Surely you mean love?" His wife says, "No, 'wuv'! With an Earth 'w'. Behold!" To which Lrrr replies, "This concept of 'wuv' confuses and infuriates us!"
  • Asking Aga "So... how's your... um... love life?" may be a reference to the movie The Room.

Credits[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 6 October 2014 (Update):
    • During the Troll Romance quest, Dunstan no longer greets the player too many times.
  • patch 24 November 2010 (Update):
    • Various typos fixed in Troll Romance.
  • patch 2 November 2010 (Update):
    • A typo has been fixed in Troll Romance's quest journal.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • While talking to Freda about the Trollweiss, she mentions a recent increase in the severity of snowfall near the ice trolls and mentions "climate change," a reference to real world climate change.
  • If you try to give the trollweiss to Aga yourself by using them on her, a message in the chat box will read, "That's probably not a good idea..."
  • When you have completed the quest, instead of the normal 'Congratulations! Quest complete!', it will say 'Congratulations! You've helped a lonely troll find love. Quest complete!'. Other examples include My Arm's Big Adventure, Recruitment Drive, The Giant Dwarf, Horror from the Deep, and One Small favour (and Between a Rock... in the past).