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This is the quick guide for Back to my Roots.
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Start pointQuest map icon Speak to Horacio outside Lord Handelmort's mansion, in East Ardougne.
Member requirementP2P icon Members only
Official difficultyMaster Master
Official lengthMedium
RequirementsSkill requirements are not boostable unless marked with a [B] for boostable.
Quest Quests:
  • 72 Woodcutting Woodcutting
  • Must be able to defeat a level 43 foe with a hatchet.
Items requiredItems from the tool belt are not listed unless they do not work or are not automatically added.

Recommended Items:

Enemies to defeat Wild jade vine (level 72)

Starting out

Jade vine maze location

The entrance to the maze

  • Talk to Horacio in East Ardougne and accept the quest. (Chat 22)
  • Talk to Wizard Cromperty in his house to the north-east of the market. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to an RPDT employee south of the southern bank in Ardougne.
  • Open the smelly package on the table.
  • Return to Wizard Cromperty. (Chat 1)
  • Make a pot lid (any pot lid acquired before this point will not work). The Potter's wheel and Pottery oven in the north-west of East Ardougne or Draynor will work.
  • Return to Wizard Cromperty. (Chat 1)
  • Talk to Garth, the farmer located at the fruit tree patch in Brimhaven just north of the lodestone. (Chat 2)

Karamja vine maze

Jade vine maze map

The path through the maze. Click to enlarge.

Items needed: pot lid, filled plant pot, empty pot
  • East of Shilo Village, enter the maze from the north by climbing the vine. Do not leave the maze until you have followed all steps in this section.
  • Navigate the maze to reach the roots using the solution provided.
  • Once you reach the root, dig the loose soil, cut the root, then use it on your plant pot.
  • If it does not grow, dig up and cut a different root. Out of the five roots in the area, only one of them can successfully grow. Try a different root until it works.
  • Once it grows, use the plant pot on your empty pot to make a sealed pot.
    • Fast travelling before covering the plant will destroy the clipping.

The battle

Items needed: Hatchet, or melee weapon with hatchet on tool belt
Items recommended: Antipoison potion for lower levels
  • Return to Horacio.
  • Use your sealed plant pot on the east patch to plant the vine.
  • Attempt to attack the wild jade vine. (Chat 1)
  • Once killed, cut the remaining vine.
  • Talk to Horacio.
  • Quest complete!


Back to my Roots reward
Music unlocked
  • Roots and Flutes (if not already unlocked by exploring the land just outside of the maze)
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