Rock cake

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Rock cake
Rock cake.png
Released7 May 2003 (Update)
Quest itemWatchtower
OptionsEat, Guzzle
DestroyThis item will likely break if you put it down here, and you will have to go looking for another.
ExamineHandy if you want to break all your teeth.
Value1 coin
High alch0 coins
Low alch0 coins
Weight0.025 kg
Advanced data
Item ID2379
Rock cake detail.png

A rock cake is a strange ogre delicacy. It is a cake made of stone. Players cannot buy rock cakes from the ogres. Instead, they are stolen from the market stall in the ogre town of Gu'Tanoth. Stealing a rock cake requires a Thieving level of 15 and yields 6.5 Thieving experience.

Rock cakes cannot be gained until the relevant part of the Watchtower quest. A rock cake is required as a bribe in order to access the central parts of the Gu'Tanoth, which is necessary during the Watchtower quest. The player must give a rock cake to an ogre guard in order to be allowed to climb over a rampart that blocks the way to a rope bridge.

Rock cakes are inedible by a human. When "eaten", the player character will say, "Ow! I nearly broke a tooth!". After this dialogue is dismissed, the player loses a fraction of their current HP, and the cake is destroyed. Using the "guzzle" option will deal twice as much damage as using the "eat" option.

Even though Ogre rock cakes can be obtained after the Watchtower quest, they aren't an optimal method of depleting one's own hitpoints; many have to be "eaten" in order to fall under 10% Hitpoints. The dwarven rock cake has similar effects when "eaten", although it won't be destroyed in the process and can be eaten again with no delay.

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Counter (Gu'Tanoth)15 Thieving icon.png1Always

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
6 October 2016

Rock cakes and explosive Digsite liquids can now hit through the absorption potion in Nightmare Zone.

1 May 2014
  • The rock cake now has a 'guzzle' option which will hit you for 10% of your current hitpoints.
  • The "Eat" option was made left-click.
5 December 2006

The "Drop" option was replaced with a "Destroy" option.

30 January 2006

The item's examine was changed from undefined ("It's a Rock cake.") to "Handy if you want to break all your teeth."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • A disabled section of code still exists in the game's source files that would have allowed for an unknown interaction to take place when using rock cakes on a duck, though the questionable taste of such an interaction may have led it to remain unreleased.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

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