Sorceress's Garden

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Sorceress's Garden
Sorceress's Garden.png
Released 12 February 2007 (Update)
Type Minigame
Members Yes
Location Al Kharid
Participants 1
Skills Farming, Thieving
Reward currency No
Tutorial No
Music Garden of Winter, Garden of Spring, Garden of Summer, Garden of Autumn
Location
Location on World Map
Al Kharid
Shantay Pass Sorceress's Garden
Kharidian Desert
Map of the Garden

The Sorceress's Garden is a Thieving/Farming minigame located in Al-Kharid. In it, players attempt to sneak past guards in order to steal sq'irk fruit to make sq'irkjuice, or herbs from the garden.

Sq'irkjuice can be exchanged with Osman or Selim for Thieving experience or be used to temporarily increase your Thieving level and restore run energy.

Introduction[edit | edit source]

The central garden.

If you talk to Osman after completing the Prince Ali Rescue quest (or Selim after completing Beneath Cursed Sands), you will find out that he wants to get sq'irkjuice, but the sorceress with whom he normally deals now refuses to give it to him. To this end, he will enlist you to steal sq'irk fruit from her garden. You can get to the garden from the apprentice who works in the house near the Shantay Pass.

Step-by-step:

  • Talk to Osman (completing Prince Ali Rescue is required) or Selim (after completion of Beneath Cursed Sands) and ask him if there is something you can do. (Chat 112)
  • Go to the house north-east of the Shantay Pass and talk to the apprentice. (Chat 22231)

The Gardens[edit | edit source]

Location of the sorceress' house.

The garden is divided into five areas. You appear in the central garden with a fountain and Del-Monty the cat. Drinking from the fountain will teleport you 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 or have completed Dragon Slayer II to the point of being enchanted (after which the player can speak to cats without the amulet).

Surrounding the central garden are four seasonal gardens, each of which has a Sq'irk tree:

  • The Winter garden has a tree with withered fruits.
  • The Spring garden has a tree with nearly-ripe fruits.
  • The Autumn garden has a tree with over-ripe fruits.
  • The Summer garden has a tree with perfectly ripe fruits.

You can only enter a seasonal garden if your current Thieving level matches or exceeds the garden's required level. Fruits gained from a garden can be crushed into an empty beer glass using a pestle and mortar to make sq'irkjuice. Beer glasses needed for this minigame can be obtained for free by searching the shelves in the Sorceress's house.

Thieving Level Season Sq'irk Fruit Sq'irk Juice # of Sq'irks Thieving Boost Run Energy Recovery Experience From Osman Experience Per Fruit
N/A Winter Winter sq'irk Winter sq'irkjuice 5 0 5% 350 70
25 Spring Spring sq'irk Spring sq'irkjuice 4 1 10% 1,350 337.5
45 Autumn Autumn sq'irk Autumn sq'irkjuice 3 2 15% 2,350 783.3
65 Summer Summer sq'irk Summer sq'irkjuice 2 3 20% 3,000 1,500

You can only pick one fruit per trip, or if you pick herbs instead, you will always get two clean herbs at once before you are teleported out of the garden. The types of herbs will vary, but picking them will always yield 50 Farming experience, or 25 experience per herb, regardless of which garden is chosen. You may enter the seasonal gardens again for more resources. Crushing sq'irks always gives 5 Cooking experience, regardless of the season.

To leave the garden, simply drink from the fountain located in the central garden. Alternatively, use an amulet of glory or ring of dueling to teleport to Al Kharid, which gets you close to Osman to hand him the sq'irkjuice.

Garden Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

Getting through a garden is much easier with Energy toggled on. Low weight and a decent Agility level helps significantly extend the length of time you can run. Wear weight-reducing gear and use stamina or super energy potions if possible. Main articles linked below include strategies and recommended inventory setup.

Winter[edit | edit source]

Spring[edit | edit source]

Autumn[edit | edit source]

Summer[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Beer glasses can be made using the Crafting skill or obtained by searching the shelves in the house that the apprentice and Aadeela the Sorceress are in.
  • It is possible to get into the gardens by using Thieving boosts, such as those from the juices themselves.
  • The elementals can only "see" and teleport the player when there are two or less squares between them and the player.

Herb Drop Table[edit | edit source]

The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.[1]

Winter[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Guam leaf.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Guam leaf with rarity 16/54 in quantity 1Guam leaf116/54611
Marrentill.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Marrentill with rarity 14/54 in quantity 1Marrentill114/54263
Tarromin.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Tarromin with rarity 13/54 in quantity 1Tarromin113/541246
Harralander.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Harralander with rarity 11/54 in quantity 1Harralander111/5473912

Spring[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Guam leaf.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Guam leaf with rarity 16/75 in quantity 1Guam leaf116/75611
Marrentill.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Marrentill with rarity 14/75 in quantity 1Marrentill114/75263
Tarromin.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Tarromin with rarity 13/75 in quantity 1Tarromin113/751246
Harralander.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Harralander with rarity 12/75 in quantity 1Harralander112/7573912
Irit leaf.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Irit leaf with rarity 11/75 in quantity 1Irit leaf111/7570924
Avantoe.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Avantoe with rarity 9/75 in quantity 1Avantoe19/751,64628

Autumn[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Guam leaf.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Guam leaf with rarity 16/99 in quantity 1Guam leaf116/99611
Marrentill.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Marrentill with rarity 14/99 in quantity 1Marrentill114/99263
Tarromin.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Tarromin with rarity 13/99 in quantity 1Tarromin113/991246
Harralander.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Harralander with rarity 12/99 in quantity 1Harralander112/9973912
Irit leaf.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Irit leaf with rarity 11/99 in quantity 1Irit leaf111/9970924
Avantoe.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Avantoe with rarity 10/99 in quantity 1Avantoe110/991,64628
Ranarr weed.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Ranarr weed with rarity 9/99 in quantity 1Ranarr weed19/997,45715
Kwuarm.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Kwuarm with rarity 8/99 in quantity 1Kwuarm18/991,62832
Cadantine.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Cadantine with rarity 6/99 in quantity 1Cadantine16/991,90939

Summer[edit | edit source]

Item Quantity Rarity Price High Alch
Guam leaf.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Guam leaf with rarity 16/111 in quantity 1Guam leaf116/111611
Marrentill.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Marrentill with rarity 14/111 in quantity 1Marrentill114/111263
Tarromin.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Tarromin with rarity 13/111 in quantity 1Tarromin113/1111246
Harralander.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Harralander with rarity 12/111 in quantity 1Harralander112/11173912
Irit leaf.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Irit leaf with rarity 11/111 in quantity 1Irit leaf111/11170924
Avantoe.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Avantoe with rarity 10/111 in quantity 1Avantoe110/1111,64628
Ranarr weed.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Ranarr weed with rarity 9/111 in quantity 1Ranarr weed19/1117,45715
Kwuarm.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Kwuarm with rarity 8/111 in quantity 1Kwuarm18/1111,62832
Cadantine.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Cadantine with rarity 7/111 in quantity 1Cadantine17/1111,90939
Lantadyme.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Lantadyme with rarity 6/111 in quantity 1Lantadyme16/1111,41040
Dwarf weed.png: Sorceress's Garden drops Dwarf weed with rarity 5/111 in quantity 1Dwarf weed15/11172342

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • According former Jagex developer Mod James, Sorceress's Garden was originally planned as part of a subquest of Recipe For Disaster, but was repurposed due to being finished after said quest.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 7 December 2016. (Archived from the original on 26 April 2020.) Mod Ash: "Someone wanted the herb chances from the Sorceress's Garden"
  2. ^ MrNyarlathotep. [Reminiscing On] Runescape, 2003-2007. NeoGAF. 20 June 2015. (Archived from the original on 2022-08-30.)