Talk:Back to my Roots

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Other fansite quest guides[edit source]

Other sites listed here (on talk pages) as resources:

  • to make this guide more comprehensive
  • to improve quality of our information
  • to check that nothing here has been copied outright from other sites - RuneScape:Copyrights
  • sometimes for new quests, to see when and which sites have their guides up; if this info is timely


Walkthrough complete[edit source]

The quest walkthrough now is fairly complete. Obviously it needs wikifying and verification of the information. Went back to map out a path through the maze. There may well be a shorter path by using the holes and the vine entry holes. Did play around with that, but did not write enough down for a better path. The river crossings can be failed. The description can be improved there. I did make some screenshots (not of the fight alas) which i'll upload sometime later. --Miw 22:52, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

The New Minigame[edit source]

The closing conversation with Horacio explains the new minigame which involves growing a vine and trim it daily (or kill it again if it has gone wild). Did not quite remember the wording, but it appears that keeping the vine in proper shape would give some experience in other skills in addition to the farming xp. It also explains about the vine as a slayer monster. Need more info on this in the wiki. --Miw 08:32, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Fighting the vine gave me 2500 Slayer XP (raised from 5,028,889 to 5,031,389) 202 WC xp, and the expected combat xp. Someone entered 3000 slayer xp on the article, and from the looks of the history notes, thinks they are infallible. I'm 89 slay and 79 wc in case lvl matters -- Cuteachu 20:26, 11 October 2007 (UTC)

KB states 3K xp, but most players report only 2.5K on the RS forums. Chrislee33 04:00, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Mod Maz (Jagex Mod) has confirmed that it is a bug in the KB, and is going to be corrected. The correct value should be 2.5k slayer xp. Amaurice talk 09:41, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Boosts[edit source]

The quest requirements indicates "player must be level... prior to begin quest...". Is it possible to use temporary boosts ? Iban's staff rocks ! Urssaff talk 09:46, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

No. Check the Trivia section. JalYt-Xil-Vimescarrot 10:10, 10 October 2007 (UTC)
Obviously i should wear glasses =8s Iban's staff rocks ! Urssaff talk 10:28, 10 October 2007 (UTC)

Destroying the hand[edit source]

I have some partial information about what to do, if you accidentally destroy the hand. When you do it says you can retrieve it from the RPDT but you cannot. At least not if you have finished the quest. So the way to get the hand back if you destroy it is to kill creatures in the maze. I tried it and it works, but I also talked to Zavistic Rarve before I did, and I am not sure whether this step is necessary.

So basically, in order to add this information, I need to know whether you can in fact retrieve the hand from the RPDT while doing the quest, and if you need to talk to Zavistic Rarve before you can get the hand back (If you have to talk to him before getting the rest of the body even if you have not destroyed the hand I guess it would suggest that you have to talk to him also if you destroy the hand, and likewise the other way around)

Also since I am new to this wiki (and wikis in general) I am not sure whether there is a correct way to add this partial information (and requesting conformation) or if one should just avoid doing so, and instead use the talk page, so therefore I choose to do it the second way... Zredna 10:53, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

I also destroyed the hand, but remember that the message to get it back stated looking in the maze vine. This seems to indicate that the hand is another body part drop from the vine maze monsters. --Miw 12:09, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
The destroy message is: You can get the hand again from the creatures in the Jade Vine. Chrislee33 07:06, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

Papaya Seed[edit source]

It is said that Papaya seed is a new drop, does someone know the monster which drop them ? Iban's staff rocks ! Urssaff talk 10:20, 15 October 2007 (UTC)

I don't think the rewards section should list "papaya seed as a new drop". Because papaya seeds are not the reward, it's the monsters in the vines.--Kodeman76 22:14, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Vine Diseased[edit source]

I have tried 10 times to plant a vine with a supercompost (i've never asked help from Horacio) without any disease. Does someone have experienced a diseased vine ? Iban's staff rocks ! Urssaff talk 11:58, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

I've planted this almost everyday since it has come out and found it diseased only once and got a plant cure from Horacio to save it; I also use supercompost and used wildblood hops only the first few times. - see picture at Jade vine. Chrislee33 15:27, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
Can the vine die? The RS forums have some mention on this. Can you obtain a new seed from Horacio? --Miw 10:43, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
I have had it die once. The first time I planted (straight after quest), I forgot to use super compost. It died, and I did get a new seed by asking Horacio. The replacement seeds are free. Since then, I've used super compost, and only once had diseased and no deaths. Amaurice talk 11:49, 31 October 2007 (UTC)
Yesterday my vine died !!!!After a few try i've managed to dig it up, it worked with an axe in my inventory, but iam not sure of the relation...Then i asked Horacio who gave me a new seed. Iban's staff rocks ! Urssaff talk 11:52, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Lowest Combat Level?[edit source]

Hello this is just to discus what combat level a player can have when completing the quest.

When I did it, I had combat level 92, with 70 attack, 69 strength, 67 defence, 69 hitpoints and 55 prayer.

--Goodison Goomba 18:50, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Updated with new information[edit source]

Using a juju spirit tree bag will teleport you to herbalore habitat, which is near shilo village and the waterfall rocks to the jade vine maze.


Also using an antipoison totem from daemonheim is exteremy useful in this quest 70.143.64.198 01:22, January 2, 2011 (UTC)AG

help![edit source]

Te jade vine needed to complete the quest seems to be immortal. cannot do damage. I am beyond the cb lvl tokill as he is 43 and i am cb lol 116. someone please help.  —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Valkeurie (talk) on 08:56, November 12, 2014 (UTC).