|Release date||12 February 2007 (Update)|
|Location||Near Shantay Pass in Al Kharid|
|Skills involved||• Farming |
|In spotlight rotation||No|
|Music unlocked||Garden of Winter, Garden of Spring, Garden of Summer, Garden of Autumn|
|Infobox • Talk page|
The Sorceress's Garden, often abbreviated SG, is a P2P Thieving/Farming minigame located in Al Kharid. This minigame can be started by talking to Osman (or Emir Ali Mirza after Our Man in the North), or by teleporting via the Apprentice after Diamond in the Rough. In the game, players attempt to sneak past elementals guarding the sorceress's gardens in order to pick sq'irk fruit to make sq'irkjuice or to gather herbs.
Sq'irkjuice can be exchanged with Osman (or Emir Ali Mirza after Our Man in the North) for Thieving experience or be used to temporarily boost your Thieving level and restore run energy.
Playing this minigame is required for 100% completion of the quest Missing My Mummy.
Introduction[edit | edit source]
Osman (or Emir Ali Mirza after Our Man in the North), the spy master of Al Kharid, has a craving for sq'irkjuice but cannot access any as he had a falling out with his supplier, the Sorceress. In order to get some, he recruits an adventurer to steal some from her garden.
This minigame requires the completion of Diamond in the Rough and speaking to Osman (or Emir Ali Mirza after Our Man in the North) to start. Afterward, it can be accessed by talking to the apprentice, found in the house in south-eastern Al Kharid, just north-east of the Shantay Pass. She will teleport adventurers to the centre of the garden.
The gardens[edit | edit source]
The garden is divided into five areas. The player starts in the central garden with a fountain and Del-Monty the cat. Drinking from the fountain will teleport the player back to the Sorceress's house. Del-Monty will tell you about the garden and the minigame if you speak to him while wearing a catspeak amulet.
Around the central garden are the four seasonal gardens, each of which has a sq'irk tree:
- The Winter garden has a tree with the most under-ripe fruits (five required for one glass of sq'irkjuice).
- The Spring garden has a tree with the slightly under-ripe fruits (four for one glass).
- The Autumn garden has a tree with overripe fruits (three for one glass).
- The Summer garden has a tree with perfectly ripe fruits (two for one glass).
You can only enter a seasonal garden if you meet the required Thieving level for that garden. Fruits gained from a garden can be crushed into a beer glass using a pestle and mortar to make sq'irkjuice. Several fruits and an empty beer glass are required to make sq'irkjuice. Beer glasses needed for this minigame can be obtained for free by searching the shelves in the Sorceress's house.
To leave the garden, drink from the fountain located in the central garden or use another method of teleportation.
Garden walkthrough[edit | edit source]
Getting through a garden is much easier with run mode on. Low weight and high Agility helps significantly to extend the period of time for running. Use super energy potions and weight reducing gear if possible.
In order to optimize trips, bring a pestle and mortar and super energy potions, then fill the rest of the inventory with beer glasses. Leave enough inventory space so the fruit can be turned into juice without having to leave the garden. The ring of kinship or Tokkul-Zo can be used for banking whilst the broomstick teleports the player back to the garden. It is worth noting that after doing the As a First Resort quest, salt-water springs provide unlimited run energy for 9–24 minutes.
The abilities Surge and Bladed Dive make this activity much easier as well. The player can simply surge to the other side of an elemental and not get caught, or bladed dive past many corners diagonally, avoiding sections entirely. The Double Surge codex helps with surging, and the Mobile perk helps with both.
Winter[edit | edit source]
Spring[edit | edit source]
Autumn[edit | edit source]
Summer[edit | edit source]
Lap times[edit | edit source]
Summer Garden[edit | edit source]
A trip to the centre of the summer garden is approximately 50 seconds, whereas one to the herb patch is around 40 seconds. So this would give you around 70 trips per hour or 35 drinks per hour. Factor in the occasional misclick or lag and a realistic figure of 75K experience per hour seems achievable. Note that these figures assume constant running.
- Picking a fruit from the central tree in the summer garden gives 60 Farming experience.
- Picking the herbs from the summer garden gives 50 Farming experience.
Rewards[edit | edit source]
You have two options for rewards in the Sorceress's Garden: herbs up to dwarf weed, if you choose to pick the herbs near the tree, or sq'irk fruit to make sqi'rkjuice. Summer sq'irkjuice offers the second highest non-random Thieving level boost (after Abyssal Lurker scroll (Abyssal Stealth)) in the game. The main uses for sq'irkjuice are as follows:
- Giving to Osman (or Emir Ali Mirza after completing Our Man in the North) for Thieving experience.
- Drinking it for a Thieving and run energy boost, useful in many quests.
- One glass of sq'irk juice is required in order to fully complete the quest Missing My Mummy.
Experience[edit | edit source]
|Season||Sq'irk fruit||Sq'irkjuice||level||Required number of sq'irks||boost||Energy recovery||experience per glass of juice||experience per fruit|
You can only pick one fruit per trip, or if you pick herbs instead, you will always get two grimy herbs before you are teleported out of the garden. These two grimy herbs will vary and are completely random. From the central garden, you can enter the seasonal gardens again for more resources.
Achievements[edit | edit source]
- Source of Denial ( 10) – Pick fruit from a sq'irk tree in the Sorceress' Garden without stopping.
- Something 'bout that Sq'irk, Sq'irk, Sq'irk, Sq'irk, Sq'irk ( 20) – Hand in each of the four Sq'irkjuices from the Sorceress's Garden minigame in one go.
Music[edit | edit source]
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 9 November 2009 (Update):
- Some Sorceress's Garden messages have been added to the spam filter.