Troll Stronghold storeroom
|Troll Stronghold storeroom|
|Release||5 October 2004 (Update)|
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The Troll Stronghold Storeroom is the place in the Troll Stronghold where the Mountain trolls hoard their prized goutweed, an important ingredient in troll cooking. The storeroom is on the lower level of the stronghold, accessible via stairs from the kitchen on the middle level.
Dungeon info[edit | edit source]
|Troll Stronghold storeroom|
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Obtaining goutweed[edit | edit source]
During and after the Eadgar's Ruse quest, the player can take goutweed from the storeroom. The storeroom is initially locked. During Eadgar's Ruse, players must find the storeroom key in the Troll Stronghold kitchen (search the kitchen drawers) and use it to unlock the storeroom. Once unlocked, the storeroom subsequently remains unlocked.
The player obtains goutweed by getting to the storage bin on the southern wall of the storeroom. Troll guards, however, patrol the room, which is like a small maze because of the many crates there. If a guard sees the player, it will throw its club at the intruder with surprising accuracy, knock them unconscious and causing 0-60 points of damage. Fortunately, the trolls are not bright enough to secure the player in the prison. Instead, they will drop the player right outside the storeroom. Protect from Missiles and Deflect Missiles will save you the damage from the club, but will not prevent you from being knocked out. Sometimes if the player runs through a guard, it may not see the player even if he is one square away; this happens especially near the door to the room.
A guard only sees the player if it is directly facing the player and within (approximately) five squares of the player. The key to reaching the goutweed is to run through parts of the maze when the guards cannot see the player. There are several routes players can take, and players can use safe spots that no guards ever examine. The safe spots are U-shaped areas with boxes on three sides.
Run to the first safe spot, which is the one in centre of the third row of boxes from the entrance, when the trolls patrolling the first row and the eastern second row just pass you. At the first safespot, watch the two trolls patrolling the easternmost column of boxes. Wait for the troll which travels north on the western side to make the turn to the east, then run to the safespot on the southern side of the third row. Wait until the troll guard approaching you from the south has turned the west, then run to the crate with the goutweed. Make sure that you are standing to the side of the crate or you will get caught.
For players that are able to use (Double) Surge and/or Bladed Dive it is possible to use them in combination to obtain goutweed slightly quicker. Both abilities are able to be used to teleport through the Troll guards without being spotted as long as the player doesn't start or end the animations directly in front or under any of the guards. The optimal path for this method is to teleport from the doorway to the northwestern corner, then towards the southwestern corner, and simply walking to the goutweed crate from there. For players who wish to obtain goutweed in larger quantities using this method, the mobile perk is recommended as it will significantly reduce the cooldown of each ability. Since the goutweed cannot be noted using magic notepaper nor placed into a beast of burden for transportation, the player is only able to carry 28 goutweed at a time. Using Double Surge and Bladed Dive in combination with the mobile perk, using a fast banking teleport such as the War's Retreat Teleport, and using Trollheim farm teleport tablet to return to the stronghold, without being spotted at all by the guards, it is possible to gather approximately 280 goutweed in an hour using this method.
Players that reach the goutweed crate must search it to get one piece of goutweed. Upon taking it, though, the sleeping guard will wake and toss his club at you, causing up to 60 damage. You will reappear outside the storeroom. The guard, strangely enough, does not confiscate the goutweed from you, and will go right back to his nap.
Alternatively, you can just click by the goutweed box on your map, and you will make it there after a few tries.
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Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 14 September 2020 (Update):
- Standing and being attacked in the Troll Storeroom doorway will no longer cause the screen to appear black.
|Part 2 of the Druid's Circles quest series • Part 3 of the Troll quest series|