Castle Fairfax

Fable 2 Walkthrough and Guide

by Mike Hazleton  

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Fable II Guide - Castle Fairfax

Invest the money in shops and real estate so you are generating as much money as possible, then work on getting five-star acclaim in all the jobs in the game, particularly serving drinks behind the various bars in the game. The money is to purchase the massive Castle Fairfax, which holds the last few secret items in the game, but to actually trigger the specific quest, sleep in Lucien's bed, if you can bear it. You will be awoken by bandits attacking from a tomb underneath the castle, so take out those in your room and nearby, before proceeding down into the tomb to finish them off.

While your luck with enemy-infested houses thus far hasn't been great, you need to defeat these enemies to get the rewards on offer. Head through the enemies after activating the lever when you enter the tomb and then through the left-most door. You will eventually come to a room with another orb in, so use whatever colour button it recommends to whack it around the room until it allows you into the next room. Open the chests and pick up the Sex-change Potion on the table. This allows you, as the name suggests, to permanently change your gender for the rest of the game. You have to make the decision right now, in this tomb, or the opportunity is gone. Happily though your castle is now bandit-free, and as owner of the prestigious property you receive 10,000 renown.

The next quest also requires some formalities to be filled before it is activated, namely living a double life with two spouses!


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1. Buy one or more of the weapon stands. You get a 39% shop owner discount and that helps immensely with what I'm about to tell you. ((The weapon stand in Old Town is probably your best bet if you gave the warrants to the sheriff whn you were a child.))
2. Once you buy the weapon stand(s), buy as many of the weapons as possible.
3. Fast travel to Fairfax Gardens and sell all of the weapons you just bought. The traveling merchants in FG will buy the weapons (and other things, to be completely honest) at more than base value. Just be sure that you don't go buying anything from those merchants while in FG because they sell things for more than base value also.

This does take a little time to build up gold, but it's a lot faster than waiting for the real estate wealth and jobs you do to accumulate. The more gold you raise, the more buildings you can buy to raise profits and the more weapons you can buy to sell in FG.

Added 2nd Apr 2013, ID #269836

Is there any other way to get the money for this castle? +Other than the time cheat. +Other than working and getting 5 stars in every job.

Added 5th Jan 2013, ID #237488

it was easy for me move shoot though i did use the odd hand gun from the island mystery box thing

Added 26th Dec 2012, ID #228955

I got to the potion once and it was cool

Added 23rd Jul 2012, ID #167658

It was pretty easy, I got it done on my first try, the secret is the orb changes color so you either shoot it it zap it with magic

Added 22nd Jun 2012, ID #155652

i know how to get Fairfax castle free

Added 24th May 2012, ID #144947

i cant get past he first orb room and ive hit each thing everytime help??

Added 27th Mar 2012, ID #126934

Can anyone send be that stupid sex change posion. I may have drank the silly thing

Added 24th Feb 2012, ID #117791

hey you guys that say to just shoot instead of manual aim it really works thanks

Added 18th Feb 2012, ID #115988

I had some trouble with this as well but after reading through all the comments here I figured out a good way to do it. I used lvl 2 blades then moved in front of the third opening and shot all 3 in a row with no problem. Just tap Y don't hold it in. & for everyone that commented and said how easy it is & that you just have to shoot it, you are very rude! This is for helping gamers not to criticize or 'brag' cause it was sooo easy for you! Grow up & be nice! I hope this helps whoever may need help!

Added 24th Jan 2012, ID #109008

Your wife will be in the gardens, not the castle. That's where mine always is anyways.

Added 28th Dec 2011, ID #99820

hey i bought the castle but it never shows my wife in the castle or the garden

Added 29th Jun 2015, ID #577303

Theres a glitch in fairfax castle where if you set it as your marital home your wife dissapears :D

Added 2nd Sep 2011, ID #71873

The 2nd quest it talked about at the end won't start

Added 30th Aug 2011, ID #71240

to find your wife, go to the "family" menu and set her as your tasking. You should get the golden trail to her.

in fairfax tomb, the room with decending stairs where Hobbes attack you, there is an Obelisk at the bottom of the stairs. I have searched and searched for an orb to chase around but can't find one. Does anyone know what i'm talking about or where to find it?

Added 20th Aug 2011, ID #68733

umm yeah, i bought the castle, but my bro got me married in that place and now i cant seem to find my wife anywhere, can someone plz help???

Added 13th Aug 2011, ID #66845

i use the master clockwork my opinion it is the bestrifle in the game

Added 19th Jul 2011, ID #59289

Where do you get your sister back?!?!?!

Added 15th Jul 2011, ID #58250

i tried auto aim and i still cant hit them but is there any other secrets in the castle

Added 19th May 2011, ID #43858

i dont see why you would want to aim manualy anyway ever since the first time you had to shoot the orbs it was always auto aim you dont even have to be looking at it

Stephen Gillen
Added 31st Mar 2011, ID #34990

to buy castle fairfax there should be a quest for it if not the sign is right next to the door

Stephen Gillen
Added 31st Mar 2011, ID #34988

just auto aim its way easier

Added 22nd Mar 2011, ID #33667

It's so simple all you need to do after the skill spell is just tap y and he will automatically aim and hit the orb.

Added 9th Feb 2011, ID #28532

I found the trick of standing in front of the coffins, and moving to the right as you shoot to be most helpful. After the orb moves to where you can't see it, just move to the right and shoot without aiming, and you will hit it.

Added 5th Feb 2011, ID #28121

best way to get thoses orbs down is with the blades, then just shoot them up with a six shooter.

Added 29th Jan 2011, ID #27173

Once you beat the game just goto the castle entrance in Fairfax Gardens.

Added 19th Jan 2011, ID #25998

I just want to know how to buy the place, well how to make it were I can buy it anyways.....

Added 10th Jan 2011, ID #24814

hahahahah its easy just will the first target shoot the others without zooming in

Added 2nd Jan 2011, ID #23766

its easy to get the master mace and blast your way though fairfax castle withlvl3 swords and lvl5 toughness

Added 15th Dec 2010, ID #21175

Hello just helping out. I followed these directions. Don't zoom, JUST shoot. Done it on 1st try. Good luck!

Added 11th Dec 2010, ID #20797

The first orb room's directions: shoot, shoot, will power

The second orb room's directions: will power, shoot, shoot, shoot

Don't use zoom when you shoot the orbs, it'll actually only be a bit more difficult, and it doesn't really matter which gun you use, either. Just try to keep your view point as open as possible. It'll take two or three tries, but once you figure out where you'll need to be you'll forget why you ever had a problem with it in the first place.

FYI: People say "use lvl2 swords", but you don't even need to. I used fire and it worked just fine for me. Good luck and have fun!!

- CatatonicGamer

Added 10th Dec 2010, ID #20679

how do you buy the castle??? cant find the sign to purchase it. Got plenty of my got about 5mil i own every dam house in buisness i could find

Added 1st Dec 2010, ID #19870

try to use a master clockwork pistol. Furthermore, one the first magic orb, the red one, use blades, it'll take a second for the clades to flick, then shoot the orb.

Added 21st Nov 2010, ID #18858

I found my sister Im not telling lolz

Added 8th Nov 2010, ID #17695

ha ha ha, i'm up to it but saving it for tonight i'll see how it goes and tell you sorry noobs how to do it

Added 26th Oct 2010, ID #16376

Auto aim (one press) to shoot the orbs, not manual, (hold and aim) it takes too long....

Added 22nd Oct 2010, ID #15899

your right ... im having trouble also ,the hero will not automaticly target the orb ..i assumed you had to stand in one spot to hit all targets there is no possible way to hit the fourth skill orb its bull malarkie!

Added 10th Oct 2010, ID #14884

I shot the butler after he quit, I thought he might have let the bandits in. It only got me 15 evil points, I was a saint and saw no damage to my morality.

Added 29th Sep 2010, ID #13886

so... I didn't know this, making me feel stupid. You don't have to target the orb yourself, you can simply tap Y and your hero will automatically shoot the orb. Using a swords spell will also buy you extra time upon casting it.

Added 27th Sep 2010, ID #13762

Someone should Take a Video of doing this, I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually but, I'm sure more people will come along with the same question, And a Video might be more helpful! (=

Added 20th Aug 2010, ID #9596

to get the 4 in a row (will, skill, skill, skill) right before the treasure, use a pistol or rifle and stand at the base of the coffin facing will to start. cast will, then quickly move straight right and you should auto-target the skill, and then continue moving down the row until you hit the last one... I really really hate those timed ones.

hope this helps!

Mr Spanky 12
Added 10th Aug 2010, ID #8337

use will power to hit the orb when it turns red.

Added 6th Aug 2010, ID #7734

I see that there is another door after the first where u hit the orb 3 times.

This time the orb is Red and too far away. how do I hit it? I have tried it with teh rifle but nothing happens and I cant climb to reach the orb to whack it. and is this the final door? thanks

Added 4th Aug 2010, ID #7504

its way easy to shoot the orbs!

Added 3rd Aug 2010, ID #7279

try using the roll ability to dodge to where you can see the orb better and use l target to shoot faster

Added 29th Jul 2010, ID #6519

i have the same problem.......on the the orbs to open the last door i cant move fast enough to get the last orb because its behind a pillar.... i have everything maxed out and i still can do it........ if there is some secret to it please let me know lol

Added 27th Jul 2010, ID #6279

Well I know if you play two player you can choose the Turret Rifle for his/her gun, but I think you can buy it about anywhere.
I think I once got a Turret Rifle in Bowerstone...But it might have been in Oakfield.
Hope I sorta helped...

Added 25th Jul 2010, ID #5944

where do you get the turret rifle

Added 9th Jul 2010, ID #3766

Its easiest if you get the turret rifle. just blast away in the last chamber after using lvl 2 swords.

Added 6th Jul 2010, ID #3336

this is terrible.. its impossible to hit the ords fast enough.. i spend 100000 on the damn house and than i have to doo more work!!!stuoid

Added 5th Jul 2010, ID #3135