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- Love Hurts

Fable 2 Walkthrough and Guide

by Mike Hazleton  

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Fable 2 Guide - Love Hurts

Back in Bowestone set up the Love Hurts quest. This involves you going to see the gravekeeper in Bowerstone Cemetery to go on a longwinded hunt for some missing body parts which he is collecting.

Without asking too many questions, you'll be sent first to the well-travelled Hobbe Cave in Rookridge to get the initial piece of the puzzle. Fight your way through the cave to wherever your dog locates the quest-crucial dig spot as being. Digging here will unearth the lower part of the body. Get back to Bowerstone and deliver the partial corpse to him. It emerges that he is collecting the body parts of Lady Grey, but for what end it's unclear at the moment. The second piece is in a new tomb in Wraithmarsh. Unfortunately every time you travel there you tend to have to fight at least one Banshee or group of Hollow Men, but you can fast travel pretty close if you use Bloodstone Road as the route. Hold A to enter. This tomb is a bit of a puzzler, but the first room you get into is pretty simple. Defeat the Hollow Men and then destroy the creepers to climb up the stairs and then stand on the switch underneath the next set of tangled plants and shoot the glowing orb, then slash at it, then shoot it again to open the main door out from the lower level.

Once you get to the corridor with the spikes in and full of Hollow Men, head to the end and stand on the switch to send an orb through and to the other side of the spikes.

Move back to the centre where the spikes are and shoot the orb as usual. That opens the door, so continue on. The next main room is waterlogged and again inhabited by Hollow Men. Defeat any that there are then stand on the switch underneath the odd looking statue. After it repositions itself, do the Chicken expression to activate another orb. If you follow the golden trail now to stand on the switch in the next room nothing will happen, but double back and head up the stairs to the left of the statue, rather than following the golden trail's path. At the top of the stairs stand on the switch (you may have to move on and off it repeatedly until the orb changes colour and moves closer) shoot the orb and then drop down to stand on the platform in the room below. You can then proceed through the door. The next large room will see plenty of Hollow Men to defeat, but more importantly an orb which moves from statue to statue each time you hit it. Keep pummelling it until it makes its way to the opposite door to the one marked with the golden trail. Make your way past the flame-throwing statues and stand on the switch right at the end to open the correct door. Head through and in the final room open the coffin/chest to get Lady Grey's upper body. Get out of Wraithmarsh and back to the graveyard (fast-travel if you wish) and get the details of the third piece.

Fortunately for all concerned this one is nice and short. Go to Fairfax Gardens and into the tomb of Lady Grey herself. Once you descend the stairs and initiate the drop into the main tomb it all looks a bit scary amongst the dark sand.

All the same, head straight forward to the coffin and open in to retrieve her head (it's a shame the coffin in the Rescuing Charlie quest wasn't this easy to open!). You can leave via the stairs at the end of the room through the larger-than-average beetles, or simply fast travel out back to Bowerstone Cemetery.

Finally the quest is nearing its end, and this time you can find the gravekeeper in his basement. It emerges that he has invented a device to resuscitate the dead, planning to use this on Lady Grey convinced that she'll fall in love with the first person she sets eyes on. As events unfold you can either choose to keep Lady Grey as your girl (she does look and sound unique, which is a plus) despite all the gravekeeper's hard, yet disturbing work, and collect 10 evil points. Otherwise, just leave the mansion before events pan out at the gravekeeper's request and you get 10 good points. The Rod of Life trophy and 8500 renown also greet you upon completion of this quest.


Comments for - Love Hurts

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May 11th 2014 Guest
I too cannot give him the head. He just stands there and the path leads me back to fair fax gardens. It makes me so mad that I went all this way for nothing. Plus a silver key and a gargoyle are behind the mansion and you can't get them if you don't finish this mission. So the gargoyle mission(which ends with a legendary weapon) are also not able to be finished either. Any help at all???
ID #383509
Mar 13th 2013 Guest
I messed up on the orbs and can't get the gate open to the left of the statue. how can i get through now. Help PLEASE!!!!!!
ID #263271
Jan 22nd 2013 Guest
guys did u know that if u marry lady grey turn your saftey off and strike her with blades she will laugh like a deamon. but dont do it to many times tho she will devorse u. im a girl i diden't marry her just found out in fable 2 wiki.
ID #245569
Aug 7th 2012 Guest
i ran out of the room when she was resurrected, will she still be around or will i never see her again?
ID #173139
Jul 19th 2012 Guest
after getting the first body part the game sometimes won't acknowledge that you retrieved the body part, it sends you to the graveyard, but when I arrive at the cemitery, the bread crumb trail will always lead me to the Hobbe's cave, where I cant dig it, as I already have the lower body part. What can I freaking do? Tried to reload about 5 times, and it didnt work...
ID #166329
Jan 22nd 2012 Guest
i maried lady grey ] and i brought the house
ID #108502
Dec 1st 2011 Guest
Lady Gray will never be seen in the game if you let her go!
Check out the 'Fable Wiki' then head to Fable & Fable TLC Characters.
Elvria Gray is Lady Gray. Scroll down to Fable II and then read on!
Its hard the Quest and Getting a ***** Wedding Ring is HARDER !
ID #91821
Oct 19th 2011 Guest
I didn't finished this quest line and finished the game first but then when I come back i need to find all the pieces again and I already obtained the head.. What can I so?
ID #81339
Sep 11th 2011 Guest
is there a way to get lady grey to another part of albion,say,Rookridge,would she go there?or would she refuse.
ID #74079
Jul 11th 2011 Guest
is this mission still here after you beat the game so that you can marry her and then buy fairfax castle?
ID #57048
Feb 28th 2016 Guest
Yes it will still be there
ID #637829
May 24th 2011 Guest
that was supposed to be a evil face >:D
ID #44764
May 24th 2011 Guest
although i already knew what to do thank you and to the guy who said in the event that someone doesn't want to marry Lady Grey, life if you are a female who isn't interested, then just leave (as in go upstairs and out the basement door) before the countdown ends. Then she notices creepy guy and they live happily ever after. And then you can buy the mansion and kick them out! muahaha. well i married her and im girl i just wanted evil points then i killed her. >
ID #44763
Feb 23rd 2011 bflower1121

What do I do if the expression statue not a chiken in the Love Hurts mission?
ID #30155
Feb 21st 2011 Guest
how do i get this quest? its not in my quest list and i realllly want it!!! help!
ID #29850
Feb 6th 2011 Guest
in the event that someone doesn't want to marry Lady Grey, life if you are a female who isn't interested, then just leave (as in go upstairs and out the basement door) before the countdown ends. Then she notices creepy guy and they live happily ever after. And then you can buy the mansion and kick them out! muahaha.
ID #28281
Jan 18th 2011 Guest
I have completed the game and I donot have my dog any more how do i do this quest without him
ID #25909
Oct 27th 2010 Guest
im having no problems laying with lady grey i put her in a crap shack in old bowerstone, so a mansion is not a needed as far as i can tell
ID #16409
Oct 20th 2010 Guest
i married her already but she wont have sex. it says she does but do you need to guy one of the mansions like the one in the graveyard or the brightwood tower?
ID #15726
Oct 20th 2010 Guest
I married lady grey and bought fairfax castle. We had a little girl one day lady grey dissapeared and I haven't found her since. I looked everywhere for her it always takes me back to castle fairfax when I click on the family cursor? Any suggestions?
ID #15698
Oct 19th 2010 Guest
First and foremost, she does not permanantly go away if you don't marry her the first chance you get. I didn't have a proper five star wedding ring for her, so I popped back to Bowerstone Market and visited the Jewelry seller. I bought an appropriate ring, and set back to the Graveyard Mansion, I traveled into the basement, and she was gone! I ran out of the mansion and down the curve a little bit, and there she was. I targeted her, and proceeded to give her the ring. We got married, end of story.

As for the person who asked if you can still own the mansion if you don't marry her; yes you can. but she is the owner, and you'll pay a fee to kick Lady Grey out of the house, It goes for 100k either way (if you marry her, and wish to own it, or you don't marry her, and wish to own it).
ID #15583
Sep 23rd 2010 Guest
so unless you marry her straight away she is gone forever?

ID #13370
Sep 21st 2010 Guest
Lol. She will occasionally disaper. Just wait a few secs. She appear. This is if she follows you.
ID #13245
Sep 21st 2010 Guest
Lol. Guys......Shes in love with you. Just get her to follow you to Bowerstone Market. Buy the "Eternal Love Ring", Propose, and BOOM, Shes married to you. Its simple as that.
ID #13244
Aug 26th 2010 Guest
I can't get the quest started. I've found him, but he wont respond when I try to talk to him. I can't kill him either lol.
ID #10367
Aug 17th 2010 Guest
but makesure you marrie her straight away otherwise she runs away
ID #9252
Aug 17th 2010 Guest
lady greys tomb in fairfax gardens there are a fair amount of beatles so be ready and then head towards the koffin and her head is in there.
ID #9248
Aug 13th 2010 Guest
where do i get the head from
ID #8762
Aug 6th 2010 Guest

i am in the basement but the gravekeeper is nowhere to be found
Where could he be and how do i get him there
I have collected all body parts
ID #7801
Aug 4th 2010 Guest
When does this quest come into play?
ID #7370
Jul 11th 2010 Guest
she appers in the graveard from time to time if you dont marry her first chance, so just look there.
ID #3980
Jul 10th 2010 Guest
if i marry her can i still buy the mansion
ID #3874
Jul 4th 2010 Guest
There are numerous bugs associated with this quest, especially when it is completed before the main plot quest. I found information about it on the fable wiki, so if you're having trouble that's a resource you should look into.
ID #3066
Jul 4th 2010 Guest
Where does she run to? Or does she just disappear?
ID #3027
Jul 4th 2010 Guest
She runs away unless you marry her
ID #2958
Jul 1st 2010 Guest
Lady grey ran off and I cannot find her. Any ideas as to where she might be?
ID #2625
Jun 28th 2010 Guest
ive gotten all the parts and im ready to meet him in the basement but when i get there the glowing trail ends around him< and i cant give him the head, what should i do?
ID #2150