Start point See Below See Below
Official difficulty Special
Description The 100th quest in RuneScape, where you must save eight people/creatures from the Culinaromancer before finally defeating him.
Length Extremely Long
Items required
Enemies to defeat

Recipe for Disaster is a multi-part quest in RuneScape, possibly the biggest yet. It is composed of eight subquests, as well as a beginning and an end, so in reality it is 10 quests in 1. The subquests range from easy to very hard. Jagex created it so that nearly any member can start it, but only the best of the best questers may finish it. This was the 100th quest to come out. As such, many parts of the quest reference the number one hundred.



Start point The Cook in Lumbridge Castle's kitchen. The Cook in Lumbridge Castle's kitchen.
Official difficulty Novice
Description The cook in Lumbridge has a surprisingly small number of ingredients to hand in his kitchen, possibly as a result of an endless stream of newcomers with light fingers taking anything that isn't nailed down from his kitchen.

Luckily, in the past a kind Cook's Assistant was willing to help him in his culinary duties, but now a problem has appeared that could spell... a Recipe For Disaster!

Almost all members may attempt to solve his tricky predicament, and be rewarded accordingly, but only the very elite of Questers will be able to put an end to his problem permanently!

Length Short
Items required
Enemies to defeat None


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The Cook

Items required: Eye of newt, Greenman's ale, rotten tomato, ashes, and a fruit blast.

The Cook will tell you that he needs a newt's eye, a Greenman's ale, a rotten tomato, and a dirty blast in order to prepare for the centennial feast. If you ask him how to make a dirty blast, he will tell you to add ashes to a Fruit Blast together. He will also give you 100 coins to buy everything, and he will allow you to keep the change.

Gathering the Ingredients

You can buy a newts' eye from herblore shops. Greenman's ale is sold in Yanille. You can buy a rotten tomato at the Duel Arena or the Varrock pillory (select "buy from" option), or west of Seer's Village orr Yanillle next to the cages . You can make a fruit blast at the Gnome Stronghold in the cocktail bar (Blurberry will give you a cocktail book on how to make them). Use the ashes on the Fruit Blast to get a Dirty Blast. Once you have all 4 items, give them to the Cook. Congratulations! Quest complete (for now...)


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The Feast

Enter the doors to the dining room to begin the feast. You will see many members of the Lumbridge council at the table: A Dwarf from White Wolf Mountain, Osman from Al-Kharid, the goblin generals from Goblin Village, Pirate Pete from Morytania, the Lumbridge Guide, Evil Dave from Edgeville, Skrach Uglogwee from the Feldip Hills, Sir Amik Varze from Falador, Awowogei from Ape Atoll, and the Duke himself. The Duke will get the strange box event, and will leave the room to fiddle with it. Osman will get taken away by Evil Bob. At this point, you will enter the room. Sadly a Culinaromancer (that's a food mage) will drop in and spoil your fun. Luckily, the Gypsy from Varrock will show up and freeze everyone in time (except you and her).


After the feast, you will be able to enter and exit the dining room at will. However, it will be in a dormant state. To protect each member of the council from the Culinaromancer's spell, you must feed each of them their favourite food. The Gypsy and Cook will both be there to help you. You can complete these subquests in any order, and start as many of them at a time as you want. Each subquest gives 1 quest point and some access to the Culinaromancer's chest, as well as an additional reward, such as items or experience.


Start point Inspect the dwarf. Inspect the dwarf.
Official difficulty Intermediate
Description To save the dwarf, you will need a special dwarven rock cake. Only his father in the tunnel under White Wolf Mountain knows how to make one.
Length Short
Items required

2 Falador teleport (1 if you have Ice Gloves) (optional but recommended)

Enemies to defeat Ice fiend (level 13) (Only if you lack Ice Gloves)


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Items required: 316 coins, bucket of milk, flour, an egg, bowl of water, gloves (ice gloves recommended), and 2 Falador teleports (1 if you have ice gloves).

Location of Rohak, under White Wolf Mountain.

Go to the tunnel under White Wolf Mountain. You will see an Old Dwarf in the bar area. Talk to him. He will refuse to bake a Dwarven rock cake for you, but he'll mention the Rising Sun Inn.

Go to Falador and talk to the barmaid in the Rising Sun Inn next to the west bank. Ask her about dwarves and ale she will offer to tell you the secret recipe for Asgoldian ale for the price of 200 coins. If you have the activated Ring of Charos, charm her. She will tell you to add a gold coin to an Asgarnian ale to get an Asgoldian ale. Buy four Asgarnian ales from her, then add coins as per the secret recipe.

Once you have four go back to the tunnel under White Wolf Mountains and give them to Rohak, the Old Dwarf. He will agree to make you a rock cake for 100 gold. Give him your bucket of milk, egg, flour, and bowl of water then wear your gloves. You will need to cool it down before you can give it to the Dwarf back in Lumbridge. Pick it up while wearing any gloves. If you have ice gloves, you can give the cake to the dwarf immediately. If you are wearing normal gloves you will need to let the cake cool down in your bank for about a day, or you can go to Ice Mountain and kill an ice fiend. Give the cooled cake to the Dwarf to complete this subquest.


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Goblin generals

Start point Inspect the goblin generals. Inspect the goblin generals.
Official difficulty Novice
Description The goblin generals need a food that they'll both eat. Find a chef in Goblin Village to learn how to make it.
Length Short
Requirements Done Goblin Diplomacy.
Items required
Enemies to defeat None


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Items required: Bread, an orange, a knife, dye (that isn't red, yellow, orange, or pink), spice, fishing bait, bucket of water, and charcoal. Go to the Goblin Village and talk to the generals. They will be no help, so go into the next building and climb down the ladder. You will see Mudknuckles, a goblin cook. He will tell you to get him some charcoal to finish a cooking recipe that he overheard two dwarves talking about. Give him the charcoal. He will add it to his cauldron, which will explode in a hilarious cutscene.

The chef claims it worked.

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Miraculously, you both will survive. Mudknuckles will then tell you that you need some orange slices that aren't orange, some maggots that aren't bland, and some bread that isn't crunchy.

Give all 3 to Mudknuckles to get the Slop of compromise. Give it to the goblin generals in Lumbridge to complete this part of the quest.


Quest reward

Pirate Pete

Start point Inspect Pirate Pete. Inspect Pirate Pete.
Official difficulty Experienced
Description Pirate Pete needs a fishcake to be protected. Talk to the Lumbridge Cook to learn how to make one.
Length Medium

Ardougne Cloak 1 for teleport nearby Port Khazard (optional)

  • Able to defeat 5 level 30 monsters.
Items required
Enemies to defeat 5 Mudskippers (level 30/31), Crab (level 21/23)


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Items required: Pestle and mortar, raw cod, knife, and bread.

Talk to the Cook in the next room. He will tell you to get ground cod, breadcrumbs, ground crab meat, and ground kelp. He will tell you that Murphy in Port Khazard will help you get the crab meat and kelp. Make sure to ask him each available question pertaining to the ingredients, or you may not be able to make them.

It's recommended that you get extra ground crab meat if you have a low Cooking level. You don't want to burn and go back to do it all over again. Luckily, you don't need any more bronze wire and hides so just get extra cod, bread, kelp, and the meat.

Under the Sea

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Items required: Fishbowl, a needle, 3 bronze wires, weight less than 27kg, and a weapon (optional but recommended).

Go to Murphy, who can be found at Port Khazard, to get your fishbowl made into a diving apparatus. Put it on, then ask to go diving. Your weight must be under 27 kilograms. Have multiple empty inventory spots, as you will not be able to drop items underwater yet need to pick up new items. Once you're underwater, find a tall plant and pick it for the kelp. Then look for a crab pen to the north. Talk to Nung. He will tell you to get him 5 mudskipper hides.

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Underwater, talking to Nung.

Head to the entrance to the Mudskippers' cave, on the western wall of the underwater area. Pick up 5 rocks near the entrance to the cave and then enter the cave. While in the cave (and the crab pen thereafter), you will be able to wield weapons as normal as you will be standing upright. Kill 5 mudskippers (level 30 and 31) to get hides. Take them back to Nung. Give him your needle and 3 bronze wire, then enter the crab pen. Kill one to get the meat. Climb up the chain (you may teleport from inside the crab pen if you prefer) and grind the kelp and meat to get ground kelp and ground meat.

Go back to the Cook. Use the ingredients on each other and cook it to get a fishcake. Give it to Pirate Pete in the dining room for your reward.


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  • 1 quest point
  • 1,000 Cooking experience
  • 1,000 Crafting experience
  • 1,000 Fishing experience
  • 1,000 Smithing experience
  • The ability to go diving and fight crabs (you need your diving apparatus)
  • The ability to cook crab meat (heals 10 hp in 5 bites)
  • The ability to kill crabs to get their shells and claws, which can be made into a helmet and gloves with a chisel.
  • (Further) access to the Culinaromancer's chest

Lumbridge Guide

Start point Inspect the Lumbridge Guide. Inspect the Lumbridge Guide.
Official difficulty Novice
Description You need a cake of guidance to protect the Lumbridge Guide. Wizard Traiborn in the Wizards' Tower can teach you how to make one.
Length Short
Items required Bucket of milk, egg, flour, cake tin.
Enemies to defeat None


Talk to Wizard Traiborn on the 1st floor[?] of the Wizard's Tower.


The egg quiz.

You must pass a short quiz to get your egg enchanted. He will show you an NPC that you've seen in one of the required quests, then ask you who it is. Answer correctly three times to get the egg enchanted.

Some of the people:

  • Man with ponytail and book - Reldo
  • Ghostly green woman - Velorina
  • Man Desert Robes white beard - Ali Morrisane
  • Elf - Islwyn
  • Man purple shirt - Unferth
  • Man brown vest - Professor Grongien
  • Woman pink top - Gertrude
  • Woman green witch - Hetty
  • Man hooded - Pirate Pete
  • Man with a crown - King Lathas


You will be asked a general question about RuneScape. Answer 3 correctly to get it enchanted.

Some of the questions:

  • Defence requirements to wear a Mystic hat - 20
  • Ingredients in a cake - Flour, egg, milk
  • Combat level of Goblins near Lumbridge - 2
  • GP to bribe an Al-Kharid gate guard - 10
  • What doesn't lie between Morytania and Asgarnia - Keep Le Faye
  • Gold ring is to 5 as a holy symbol is to - 16
  • Glass vial is to 33 as a glass orb is to - 46
  • Guild closest to fishing platform - Legends
  • Bar west of Pollnivneach - Bandit Camp
  • The River Salve runs from - North to South
  • I can hear howling in one direction and buzzing in the other—where am I? - Catherby
  • If I'm going to need glass, first I will need - Sand, bucket, soda ash, glass blowing pipe
  • Which tower is closest to the Crafting Guild - Dark Wizards' Tower
  • Take the number of Fire Runes required to cast Fire Strike, and multiply by the number of Air Runes used to cast Wind Strike before adding the number of Earth Runes used to cast Earth Wave - 10


You must pass a memory test. You will be shown 8 items, then must answer a question about them. Answer them to get enchanted flour. The print screen function may be helpful.

Use all 3 ingredients on the cake tin, then cook the cake and give it to the frozen guide.


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Evil Dave

Start point Inspect Evil Dave. Inspect Evil Dave.
Official difficulty Experienced
Description Evil Dave needs some kind of spicy stew. You will need Evil Dave's help for this one. He lives in his mother's basement...
Length Medium
Items required A kitten, cat, wily cat, or lazy cat (you'll be catching rats, so a wily cat is best, followed by a regular one, then a kitten, then a lazy cat), many bowls of stew. It is a good idea to have a minimum of 10 bowls of stew to start off with.

Note: you can not use a overgrown cat as they do not hunt rats

Enemies to defeat None


Go to Edgeville. The house west of the bank is Evil Dave's mother's house. Talk to her and ask her either question. Then climb down the trapdoor. You will see that Evil Dave has gotten into summoning demons as well. However, they are Hellrats, the weakest form of demon ever. Talk to him and tell him he must tell you "because the magic requires it". He'll eventually tell you that it was a perfectly spicy evil stew, like the ones his mother makes. Talk to Doris (Dave's mother) again. She will tell you that the demons stole all of the spices. With your cat, catch Hellrats (after catching 7 rats, it will turn into a hellcat or hellkitten). These serve the same purpose as a regular cat. To change them back, talk to Dorris or give it a bucket of milk. Then add the spices to your stew. Dave will eat the stew, then tell you how many spices are correct.

Note that this section alone has been known to take some players well over 90 minutes to complete, so come prepared!


The best strategy is to have lots of stew in your inventory (10 or so is good), then catch hellrats to get spices. The goal is to put in the right amount of EACH color. So you solve the amount of each color with this method, and then put all the amounts of EACH, and that's the correct stew. Start by trying to figure out one colour at a time. Take red as an example. Add one dose of red spice to your stew, then ask Dave to eat it. If he says that one spice is right, stop. You know that you need 1 dose of red spice. If he says that no spices are right, add 2 doses to your next stew. If no spices are right, the answer is automatically 3 (because the maximum number of doses is 3). Continue this strategy until you figure out all 4 colours. You may have up to 12 doses in your stew (3 of each color), but usually it's not that many. When you run out of stew, use the canoes to travel to Lumbridge to make more.

After you figure out all 4 colours, make a perfect stew and ask Dave to taste it (don't worry, if it's right, he won't eat the whole thing). Take the perfect stew to his frozen alter ego to protect him.


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Skrach Uglogwee

Start point Inspect Skrach Uglogwee. Inspect Skrach Uglogwee.
Official difficulty Experienced
Description To protect Skrach Uglogwee from the Culinaromancer, you need to feed him a cooked jubbly bird, the most delicious type of Chompy in the Feldip Hills. You need to talk to Rantz to learn how to get one.
Length Medium
Items required

Dramen staff recommended if you have access to fairy rings

Enemies to defeat None


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Tree that Rantz shoots.

Talk to Rantz. He will tell you that he wants to travel to Karamja to make some type of potion. But before that, he wants you to meet him south-east of his cave. Go there. He will kick a tree over and ask you to make it into a boat. Use your axe on it to make a boat. He will then shoot an arrow to a tree on Karamja, then tell you to cook a chompy there for good luck. If you don't have any raw chompies, kill a chompy bird or two and gather the raw chompies before you leave.

Travel to Karamja (you can use the fairy ring southwest if you have the access, the code for Karamja is C-K-R), then follow the west coast of Tai Bwo Wannai south (head north if you used the fairy ring) until you find a tree with an arrow in it -- it should be near the Transportation icon on the minimap. Make a fire next to the tree, then use your iron spit on a chompy and cook it. If you succeed, Rantz's kids will take the boat to you and take you back.

Rantz will tell you to make a balloon toad to use as bait, to catch the Jubbly.

  • Fill your bellows up on the swamp, then use them on a toad.
  • Mine one of the rocks to the west of the swamp, near the Fairy Ring, to get a "rock".
  • With the rock and ball of wool in your inventory, use the bellows on your [already] inflated toad to create a balloon toad.
  • Right-click and drop the balloon toad south of Rantz' cave or east of the gnome glider.
  • Now wait for the Jubbly (level 9). If it doesn't appear, you'll get your wool back. When it appears, kill it with your ogre bow. Then pluck it, take the meat, and cook it on Rantz' spit. Go back to Lumbridge Castle and then carefully right-click and use the Cooked Jubbly on Skrach Uglogwee. If you eat it, you'll have to get another one.
  • Killing and cooking multiple Jubblys may be beneficial in case you make a mistake. It is also advisable to toggle the "Mouse buttons" option to 1 button, so as to mitigate the risk of accidentally left-clicking and consuming your cooked Jubbly meat.


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Sir Amik Varze

Start point Inspect Sir Amik Varze. Inspect Sir Amik Varze.
Official difficulty Master
Description Sir Amik Varze requires a crème brulee supreme. Talk to the Cook to learn how to make one in this complicated but fun subquest.
Length Medium
Items required
Enemies to defeat


Talk to the Cook. He will tell you to mix milk and cream, then add cornflower, a vanilla pod from the Kharazi Jungle, the egg of the Evil Chicken, and the cinnamon from a ground dramen branch. Then you must flambé it using a dragon somehow. Here is how to make the brulee:

  1. Use your cream on your milk to mix them.
  2. Take your raw sweetcorn to a windmill, put it in the hopper, and use your pot on it. Then add it to the mix.
  3. Go to the southwest corner of the Kharazi Jungle and pick a vanilla pod. NOTE: You must have the map given to you at the start of Legend's quest in order to enter the jungle if you have not already.
  4. Add it to the mix.
  5. K'klik flambees the brulee.

    Talk to the Wise Old Man of Draynor Village. Ask about strange beasts, then ask about the Evil Chicken (If the Evil Chicken line of text does not come up, Go and talk to the cook in lumbridge about Sir Amik, and then head back to wise old man.) Then go to Zanaris with your Dramen staff. Bring your anti-dragon shield, and whatever you think you'll need to kill a high level monster. It is level 159 if you are between 60-91 combat, level 170 if you're higher. When you're ready, use a raw chicken on the Evil Chicken statue near the entrance. Run past the black dragons, then kill the Evil Chicken. It fights the same as it does during a random event fight, but it's a higher level; the Evil Chicken hits frequently, but for very low damage - it shouldn't be too hard to kill. Take note that if you happen to die before you leave the lair after killing the Evil Chicken, all items dropped on death will disappear! Take its egg and add it to your mix. You might also want to take the raw chicken to return to the lair.
  6. Grind your dramen branch into cinnamon with your pestle and mortar. Add it to your brulee.
  7. Get out your anti-dragon shield (or dragonfire shield), raw chicken, weapons, armour, food, potions, or anything else that you think you'll need to kill a level 227 black dragon. Back at the evil statue, use your raw chicken on it, then kill a black dragon. If you are ranging or using a halberd, there is a corridor that leads to a mine, which you can hide in and use as a safe spot. The dragon will drop a token. Escape the lair, put your ice gloves on, and rub it. K'klik will appear. Wish for it to flambé your brulee to cook it. You'll likely die if you don't wear any ice gloves (antifire potion + anti-dragon shield works as well)

Travel back to Lumbridge Castle and then give the brulee to Sir Amik Varze to protect him.


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Start point Inspect Awowogei. Inspect Awowogei.
Official difficulty Master
Description Awowogei needs his favourite food, but nobody seems to know what it is. Maybe you should go talk to him in his palace.
Length Long
Items required
Enemies to defeat


Go to Awowogei's palace on Ape Atoll. Make sure you've equipped one of your greegrees and your monkeyspeak amulet. He will mention three monkeys. You'll see three in the temple north of Awowogei. Talk to them. Tell them that you're planning a surprise party for the king. They will tell you to stuff the corpse of a big snake with banana slices and monkey nut paste. Use your monkey nuts and banana on them. They will tell you that these are not good enough and that you will need the sacred red banana and the tchiki monkey nuts. It is recommended to get more than 3 of each of the items in case you burn the stuffed snake!

Red banana

Getting the banana.

To get the red banana, wield your Gorilla greegree, as you'll need lots of strength. Then go to the west coast and find the tree. Use your rope on it to get the banana. Use the drop trick to get multiple (In-case you burn the snake.)

Tchiki monkey nuts

Wield your Ninja greegree, then go to the south part of town. Find the agility course. Go across the obstacles until you find a hole. Go down and pick a monkey nut. Again, use the drop trick to get multiple if you wish.

(Note: If you are unable to pass the first obstacle of the agility course, receiving the message "Your little friend can't make over the obstacle", you likely never picked up your cat after finishing the Evil Dave subquest. To quickly find your cat again, log out and back in; your cat will reappear next to you for you to pick up.)


Cooking the snake.

Remove your greegree. Then go back to Crash Island. Find a hole, then go down to find four Big Snakes. They are level 84, hit hard, and are poisonous. Protect from melee is advised. Kill one and take the snake corpse (or more if you have multiple Bananas/Monkey nuts).

Cooking the snake

After you have everything, slice the banana and grind the nut. MAKE SURE YOU SLICE THE BANANA AND GRIND THE NUTS BEFORE USING THEM ON THE SNAKE. Then stuff your snake with them. Go to Ape Atoll, put on your Zombie greegree, then go to the temple basement. Go down the stairs and look for a crack in the wall between the two bamboo stairs. Go through, walk across the hot coals with your undead feet, boost your cooking level here if needed, then cook the snake on the rock.

Travel back to Lumbridge Castle. Carefully right-click the Stuffed Snake and use it on King Awowogei. If you eat it, you'll have to get another one.


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The Final Battle


Start point After you finish the 8 subquests, a white portal will appear in the dining room. Enter it when you're ready to fight. After you finish the 8 subquests, a white portal will appear in the dining room. Enter it when you're ready to fight.
Official difficulty Special
Description You have protected all 8 members of the council, but your troubles with the Culinaromancer aren't over yet! He has teleported back to his own dimension, where he'll be ready to cause more trouble. You must defeat him for good! Please note that all prayer will not be allowed in the dimension. You also won't be able to go back and recover your items when you die. You can however teleport from the dimension using an ectophial should you run out of food.
Length Short
Requirements 175 Quest Points Quest Points
Items required Certain items are recommended for each boss.
Enemies to defeat


When you're in the strange dimension, you'll find the Culinaromancer, a few white portals that lead back to Lumbridge, and one of your previous quest bosses. The Culinaromancer is too strong to be defeated until you've defeated the first 5 bosses. You can leave and stock up after defeating one boss without losing your place in the fight. Items cannot be retrieved on death!


This is Agrith-Naar from the Shadow of the Storm quest, but he is now made of bananas and is level 146. He uses melee up close and fire blast at a distance. Kill him however you like, with food. He drops one banana.


This is Fareed from Desert Treasure. He's level 149 now. You need Ice Gloves to wield a weapon. He's harder to defeat without prayer, but you should just kill him however you like with lots of food. If you're maging, be sure to use water spells. If you're ranging, use ice arrows. You can snare him, run away, then mage him to so you only use little to no food. He drops cakes.


This is Kamil from the Desert Treasure quest. Fight him up close with a fire spell that you're well above the required level to do. Bring stat restore potions (he lowers your stats) and lots of food. A good strategy is to use fire bolt with chaos gauntlets. As per usual, melee doesn't work on him very well. However, unlike in Desert Treasure, his melee attacks don't do much damage. Since his melee attacks are not very strong, a good tactic is to stand right next to him so he hits you with melee which reduces how frequently he uses his ice attacks He drops a choc-ice.


This is Dessous from Desert Treasure. Melee doesn't work very well on him, but magic does. Range also works really well on him. Bring lots of food, then defeat him as quickly as possible. He drops chocolate dust.

Gelatinnoth Mother

This is the Dagannoth Mother from the Horror from the Deep quest. She can hit over 20 with melee, but she uses ranged from a distance, which is weaker. She changes colour depending on her weakness. She has a low magic defence, but high melee and ranged defence. It is best not to bother with melee or ranged and just to focus on maging. A great strategy for berserker pures is to mage her while wearing rune armour. Otherwise she will rip through Mystic and other magic robes with her ranged attacks. Your spells will still hit because of her low magic defence. She is level 130.


After you've defeated the Gelatinnoth Mother, the Culinaromancer himself will attack you. He's level 75, hits high, and has practically no defence. He uses magic, but tries to get up close to attack as well. Kill him with any attack and bring food.

The Culinaromancer is defeated!


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Congratulations! Quest (finally!) complete!


  • When the player is informed of the universe, he exclaims, "Not the universe! That's where I keep all my stuff." This is a reference to the animated comedy series Futurama.
  • Originally there was yet another sub-quest to complete involving Osman, however, due to delays in this sub-quest it was not released.
  • The three monkeys during Awowogei's part is a reference to the three wise monkeys (さんびきのさる sanbikinosaru), who see no evil, hear no evil, and speak no evil.
  • Before the release of Grim Tales, this quest had the highest requirement, with 70 cooking.
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