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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Taking Root: Where to collect the root of a mountain

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Taking Root
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The Assassin's Creed Valhalla Taking Root quest takes place in Asgard, right after you've defeated Loki's wolf. Speak to Ivaldi, the blacksmith, and he has two tasks for you, one of which is to collect the "root of a mountain". Now, Assassin's Creed Valhalla has some strange things happening, but this is another level. How do you collect the root of a mountain? Keep reading this Assassin's Creed Valhalla Taking Root guide to find out.

For the other quest that runs simultaneously to this, have a look at our Assassin's Creed Valhalla A Feline's Footfall guide.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Taking Root quest guide

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Taking Root

(Image credit: Ubisoft)

Here's the riddle given to you by Ivaldi, on the Potential at Its Peak quest item:

Cradled in rock,
At Asgard's highest height,
A seed sleeps in Ymir's cold grip.
Warm it awake, bring it to water,
For old bone to sprout with new life.

Fairly cryptic, right? What you'll want to do is fast travel to the synchronization point in the southern region of Asgard, right at the top of the mountain. Do a leap of faith off the north side into the pile of hay, then look in front of you. There's a big seed you can interact with. Step one: complete.

Now though, you need to solve the riddle with the seed. First up: "warm it awake". You can do this by bringing out your torch then throwing it at the stack of hay. The fire will spread, charring the seed.

To bring the charred seed to water, approach the edge of the platform you're on and peer off to the ground below. There's a big pond! Throw the seed all the way down if you don't see it make a splash at the bottom, wait until Eivor says "I must retrieve the root for Ivaldi before it takes hold".

Dive into the water after it and on a rock to the side will be a bright blue plant you can interact with. Pick it up and Taking Root will be complete, so you can return to Ivaldi.

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Ford James

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