We are the fighting Uruk-hai! We slew the great warrior. We took the prisoners. We are the servants of Saruman the Wise, the White Hand: the Hand that gives us man’s-flesh to eat...

–Uglúk in The Two Towers, The Uruk-hai

Man-flesh is a food item dropped by all Men upon death. It is a favourite foodstuff for Orcs and other evil creatures.

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Players who have positive alignment with any Orcish or Trollish faction* can obtain man-flesh by slaying Men (or Hobbits) of any kind with an Orcish weapon. Each kill has a 20% chance to drop 1-2 man-flesh.

NPCs (hired or not) who are aligned with an Orcish or Trollish faction can also produce man-flesh drops in this way.

Man-flesh can also be purchased from Half-troll Scavengers.

* Any of: Gundabad, Angmar (not in Renewed), Dol Guldur, Isengard, Mordor, or Half-trolls.

Any weapon from the Mordor, Morgul, Uruk, Gundabad Uruk, Black Uruk, Angmar, Dol Guldur, Half-troll, or Utumno equipment sets.

Usage[edit | edit source]

Man-flesh, first and foremost, is a foodstuff, which can be eaten by players with positive alignment with one or more Orc factions. Upon being eaten, it regenerates six  6  hunger points and provides decent saturation, comparable to that of cooked zebra and salted meat. Non-Orcish players that eat man-flesh will get the hunger effect for thirty seconds instead, and no hunger points will be restored.

Another way to put man-flesh to use is to cook it in an Orc Forge, which will turn it into rotten flesh. This makes it a far less efficient food source, mostly inedible by both good and evil players, but it can be used to make a profit in trade with the right conditions. By subsequently salting rotten flesh, however, one can produce suspicious meat, a food item has the same nutritional value as man-flesh. This is a useful tactic for non-Orc players or players trading with non-Orc players, as suspicious meat can be eaten safely regardless of one's alignment.

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Trading[edit | edit source]

Man-flesh can be sold to orcish traders from Angmar, Dol Guldur, Mordor and Isengard for some coin. These traders will offer you 2-4 ( 2  to  4 ) coins per piece of flesh.

When cooked, man-flesh becomes rotten flesh, which can be sold to half-troll scavengers and oddment collectors.

It can be bought from half-troll scavengers, who will charge you 6-10 ( 6  to  10 ) coins per piece. In some cases you may even find their merchandise is still fresh and warm.

Food of Middle-earth
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