Book on chickens

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Book on chickens
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Released15 March 2006 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA tatty old book belonging to the Wise Old Man of Draynor Village.
Value1 coin
High alch0 coins
Low alch0 coins
Weight0.07 kg
Advanced data
Item ID7464
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The Book on chickens, titled The Origins of the Bird of Evil, is a book about the Evil Chicken found randomly on the bookshelves in the Wise Old Man's house in Draynor Village, along with the strange book and the book of folklore. Players can return the book by using it on the Wise Old Man.

This book cannot be stored in a player owned house bookcase.

Transcript[edit | edit source]

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Many are the rumours and tales surrounding this foul beast.

The earliest of these tales seems to date back to the time of the Mahjarrat. It is a story about a mad mage, who attempts to summon a demon and bind it to his will. Unfortunately his spell failed and all that appeared was one confused chicken. In a fit of anger at his failure the mage banished the chicken to the Abyss. The chicken however appears to have survived and grown in power. Years later, when the mage cast another spell of summoning, the chicken appeared! The story does not tell of what became of the mage.

Another popular tale tells of a chicken of higher than average mental ability. Realising that it and its kind were prisoners in their coops he organised a rebellion against the human farmers. The farmers, of course, simply slaughtered the rebellious chickens. However, the Evil Chicken escaped. Blaming its brethren for the coup's failure it swore revenge on all chickens and all humans.

The Chicken can strike anybody, anywhere. It is said that a coven worships this fell fowl and have even built a shrine to it. The exact location of this shrine is unknown, but is rumoured to be in the fairyworlds. Further rumour suggests that his lair is guarded by some fearsome beasts, but it may be reached by making a tasty offering... whatever that may be.