|“||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.
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.
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 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.
In the Renewed version, man-flesh inflicts poison as well as hunger to un-Orcish creatures (including the player), with the chance for these to occur decreasing gradually as alignment with Orc/Troll factions increases (up to +250 where the effect is nullified).
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.
It can be bought from half-troll scavengers, who will charge you 6-10 ( to ) coins per piece. In some cases you may even find their merchandise is still fresh and warm.
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