While exploring the Asgard arc in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, you will have to collect the root of a mountain to complete one of the last quests The Taking Root. You will get the quest from Ivaldi, the blacksmith. When you meet Ivaldi, he will ask you to bring two items: a cat’s footfall and the root of a mountain to craft the magical unbreakable cord Gleipnir. You can refer to our guide here to get the cat’s footfall and to collect the root of a mountain in AC Valhalla to complete the Taking Root quest, follow this guide.
AC Valhalla: How to Get Root of a Mountain for The Taking Root Quest
You will have to find a seed, burn it, and then cool it at the highest peak in Asgard to collect the root of the mountain in AC Valhalla to complete the Taking Root quest. To begin your search, open the inventory bag and head to the quest items section. Now, find an item called “Potential at its Peak.” The item reads:
“Cradled in rock, at Asgard’s highest height, a seed sleeps in Ymir’s cold grip. Warm it awake, bring it to water, for the old bone to sprout with new life.”
Now talking about the highest peak, its location is near the Utangard Chasm. You can refer to the below image for help with the exact location.
Once at the highest mountain, climb all the way up to its top to find the seed near a haystack.
If you remember, the part of the riddle read “warm it to awake, bring it to water.” That’s what you need to do next. Hence, pull out the torch from the radial menu and use it to put the haystack on fire. This will warm the seed awake.
Next, get close to the edge of the mountain, and you will see a pool beneath. All you need to do is take the right aim and throw the seed inside the pool.
Once all this is done, simply dive inside the pool and collect the seed and get it back to Ivaldi. As soon as you collect the seed from the edge of the pool, it will complete the collect root of a mountain ( The Taking Root quest) in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. When you get him both the items that Ivaldi asked for, he will craft you the Gleipnir.
That’s everything you need to know about how to collect the root of a mountain in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla to complete the Taking Root quest. While in Asgard, you will have to complete several other complicated quests. Some of the most challenging quests to complete are the Asgard Well-Traveled quest, the Mistress of the Iron Wood quest, and find a hidden well in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.