The second item you must possess to find Ivaldi when playing the Asgard story in the AC Valhalla is the root of the mountain. It is a challenge that requires you to solve riddles, which can be difficult.
The Root of the Mountain task is like the Cat Footfall, enabling you to progress through the story. In other words, you can’t move forward without the story. Understandably, you might get frightened because of the difficult nature of the task.
However, in this guide, you will learn the simple but effective method of solving the Ivaldi riddle and completing the root challenge. From the game’s instructions, you need to complete the Ivaldi puzzle, and the first thing to do is to check your inventory and the quest item tab. In this place, you should look for any potential at its peak note.
Unveiling the Potential at its Peak Note Clues
The note in the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Root of the Mountain challenge contains a riddle, which tells you where you can find the Root of the Mountain. Inside it, you will also see what you can do. Your first riddle might look like this:
“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.”
With this note, you can discover three clues that will guide you to find the Root of the Mountain in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. These clues include
- The location of the seed at the highest spot in Asgard
- You must heat the seed once you find it
- Put the seed in water to enable it to sprout
However, to complete the second and last clues, you need to locate the seed. Let’s look at how you can find the seed.
How to Get to the Root of the Mountain
Open your map and navigate to the Southern Island in Asgard. You need to travel to the spot in Asgard. Under the highpoint, you will observe the seed if you look carefully. It is hard to miss as there are some hays around it glowing. You have to look for the glowing seed.
Next, you must heat the seed after finding it. To do that, you need to have the torch. From your inventory, pull the torch to light the hay close to the seed. Once you set the hay on fire, you can heat the seed. Furthermore, you can move to the final clue of the puzzle after the seed is warm. Carry the seed and throw it off the cliff such that it falls into the lake. Ensure the seed falls into the water before you perform a Leap of Faith in the lake.
The seed will cool down as you throw it into the lake. After picking it, you will get the Root of the mountain, with which you can go back to Ivaldi. With this, you have completed the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Taking Root adventure that requires you to find the Root of the Mountain.