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- The Archaeologist

Fable 2 Walkthrough and Guide

by Mike Hazleton  

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Fable 2 Guide - The Archaeologist

Select this in the menu and head to Bowerstone and Fairfax Gardens. The female archaeologist is working in the grass to the right as you enter from the town centre. She has a collection of artifacts that need finding spread across Albion. If you're just playing the main story as much as possible, you should only need to take on one of her requests. 

The first artifact couldn't be easier. In case you didn't work it out from the note she gives you, head to Bowerstone Old Town and follow your dog to the artifact. This is the basic formula for every quest she gives you – fast travelling to where you think/know it is also works. Follow your dog to the dig spot to collect the first note, then return to the archaeologist and give it to her for a healthy 75 renown.

Finding the first artifact

The second artifact is located in Rookridge for 100 renown and the third at Bowerstone Cemetary for 125 renown. Another six open up later on in the game (after returning from your 'journey'), and the final four when the game is completed. You are then given access to a tomb with the prize The Archon's Dream gem, which fetches a large price. You can kill Belle for the evil alternative, earning 50 evil points and 30 corruption. Giving her the artifact nets 50 purity points. Overall you can get a heap of good points for each artifact found too.

With the renown in the bag, we can now return to the abbot at the Temple of Light in Oakfield as we resume The Ritual quest.


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Feb 21st 2015 Guest
Hi there! I have found the first scroll BEFORE the mission, and now I have Belle's note, AND the first scroll, but I CANNOT give it to her! Does anyone have a clue how I can do this? Please email me - richards (at) ddvp dot com
ID #519313
Aug 23rd 2013 Guest
I beat this game in 3days
ID #306381
Feb 2nd 2013 Guest
if you have no dog cause you beat it then what
ID #249360
Feb 20th 2012 Guest
TY #16616!!!!! Helped so much
ID #116688
Feb 9th 2012 Guest
So what do you do if you sell the scroll to somebody and can't remember who? Cuz I did that.
ID #113514
Jan 25th 2012 Guest
You don't need to kill anybody to get youre dog back .in the end of the game you can make 3 different choices and thear is one tha say ''save every one you love/loved'' well not with does words . And when my dog died...i cry'd like a baby.if you have DLC (on my fable 2 it says classics) and you want to go to knothole island you just look in bowerstone by the water and you see a weard bout(im not a grate speller) and a guy who asks for your help to bring the sun back to the island well then you just exept the quest!
ID #109174
Jan 24th 2012 Guest
where are the other six
ID #108927
Jan 6th 2012 Guest
i completed 10 of them but she does not give me the rest some please help
ID #103416
Dec 12th 2011 Guest
Where is gemstone gratto?
ID #94589
Oct 19th 2011 Guest
Okay I'm in gemstone grotto where OS the artifact....plz someone help
ID #81387
Oct 18th 2011 Guest
how do i find Gemstone Grotto??
ID #81217
Oct 6th 2011 Guest
But..... My dog dissent take me anywhere ??
ID #78557
Sep 30th 2011 Guest
so thank you to those who mentioned the rezurrection of my four legged friend cuz #1 i did not see his deth coming so yes i cried (seriously) and #2 i saved every book for dog training just in case and finaly i gave up hope untill i looked here how to find the scrolls and some one mentioned you can rezurrect him i was so sad i even saved his ball and his collar i had on him and being a good person in the game i dont like killing the vilagers but for the dog to come back i would have went through every city killing every person good or bad to get him back even if he would have been a level 1 fighter again so THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO MENTIONED WE CAN BRING HIM BACK now i like the game again
ID #77390
Aug 29th 2011 Guest
ID #71145
Aug 27th 2011 Guest
You need to go through lady greys tomb it takes you all the way to the other side of the gate and you can open it from inside.
ID #70669
Jul 24th 2011 Guest
Okay I have played this game many times and even coached people threw it but I have found an area that has gates and no means to open them.. My question is how to open it. Do I need to buy a building or is there some other way to it.. the one on top of the front gate in fairfax.. Where the gargoyle is and the two chest?....
ID #60886
Jul 16th 2011 Guest
Got em, easy lol
ID #58483
Jul 11th 2011 Guest
you have to have the disk with the DLC on it in order to have knothole island
ID #56872
Jul 2nd 2011 Guest
How do you get to knot hole island
ID #54097
Jun 25th 2011 Guest
ok so i did as the rest ignored the quest beat the game went back cant figure it out. well apperently i stumbled across archons gem not even knowing it was it so cant i just keep all the find # 1-12 artifacts and just give the gem i have to belle? oh and walked all over bowerstone old town and found nothing since i have the gem does that mean i dont have to do it? Oh fyi whoever asked where archons thing was go to the tower in brightwood go behind it and on the right is stone missing from the wall go to that and jump down it thats archons where you find the gem.
ID #52231
Jun 4th 2011 Guest
my gold trail led me to the artifacts. just fast travel to the locations, and instead of it saying "follow your dog" like it normally would, just follow the trail.
ID #46778
May 27th 2011 Guest
Can't find the artifacts after Lucian is killed. anyone help?
ID #45125
May 23rd 2011 Guest
So how do I find the third artifact? I already came back from my "journey". If that is, the spire.
ID #44572
May 5th 2011 Guest
Ok Im at Gemstone Grotto. Where the heck is the artifact? Please someone help.
ID #41491
Apr 28th 2011 Guest
Ok, since I (and many others) found this walkthrough really unhelpful, i have found a list telling us where the artifacts are
1) Bowerstone Old Town
2) Rookridge
3) Bowerstone Cemetery
4) OakField
5) Bower Lake
6) Brightwood
7) The Bandit Coast
8) Westcliff
9) Gemstone Grotto
10) Wraithmarsh
11) Bloodstone
12) Guild Cave
13) Reaver's Rear Passage

Hope this helps, and in future, write a detailed and helpful walkthrough
ID #40230
Apr 22nd 2011 Guest
If Your Dog Has Already Died As Mine Has (End Of Main Quests) You Just Need To Go To The Right Town And The Gold Trail Thing Will Show You Where To Dig Then Just Get Your Spade From Your Miscellaneous Items
ID #39056
Apr 17th 2011 Guest
you dont need your dog
ID #37847
Apr 11th 2011 adam2004
my dog dont looking for it how can i make hem to look for it?
ID #36977
Apr 11th 2011 Guest
how do you make the dog loking for it?
i dont know how to make hem find something
ID #36974
Apr 10th 2011 Guest
i am in exact same situation as ID #7014, i sold mine to the general goods stall in bowerstone market not knowing wht it was, thn i found out l8r on wht it was, and atm i cant get past the studt belles note part, cos no matter how many times i look at it it doesnt change the quest progress
ID #36768
Mar 19th 2011 GabbyBaby78
Westcliff one artifact 9, if you fast travel to the West Cliff Camp your dog will take you right down to the docks.
ID #33322
Mar 19th 2011 GabbyBaby78
ok sorry no it isn't sorry i was thinking of the hobb's cave(echo mine)
ID #33320
Mar 19th 2011 GabbyBaby78
in case u haven't found it yet above, the "hobble cave" is locate I do believe in oakveil back towards the one farm in the woods.
ID #33319
Mar 18th 2011 GabbyBaby78
hell spoiler for me, lol I never played this game until just recently, and I seen above that I guess my dog is going to die *cries* thankfully someone reported above also there is a way to bring the dog back. woot. I love my :P
ID #33173
Mar 18th 2011 GabbyBaby78
Thank you to ID #16616, for listing all the artifact locations. I have to admit, that the walk through on this Fable aren't as good as they are for Fable 3. Every little bit helps. So if anyone can donate their info. for any or part of these quests, it is greatly appreciated by many people, whom have had a rough time with any game. Thanks all.
ID #33171
Feb 9th 2011 Guest
does anyone know where to find the second artifact i know its in rookridge but i cant find where in rookridge
ID #28569
Jan 24th 2011 retardtwin
ok so where is the final artifact? this "archon's dream gem" that you speak of? ive heard its supposed to be in reaver's rear tunnel or whatever but my dog isnt giving me any dig spots. where do i get this item?
ID #26672
Jan 23rd 2011 Guest
ID #26505
Jan 10th 2011 one_eyedguy
can some-one plz tell me were hobble cave is???in which region????or how to get to it????plz help, been all over the place but the right place......GT....OneEyeMan24
ID #24813
Dec 12th 2010 Guest
Many were asking where is that Gemstone Grotto. Travel to hobble cave, get out of the hobbe cave immediately, run to the sea and swim to right. You'll get to another beach and VOILA
ID #20908
Dec 4th 2010 Guest
in bowerstone's old town there is a road called cementary road. follow it. youll find the cementary shortly after. another way is to do the summoners quest because they lead you right into it.
ID #20192
Oct 29th 2010 Guest
ID #16674
Oct 29th 2010 Guest
1ST ARTIFACT Bowerstone Old Town
2ND ARTIFACT Rookridge
3RD ARTIFACT Bowerstone Cemetery
6TH ARTIFACT Brightwood
7TH ARTIFACT The Bandit Coast
8TH ARTIFACT Westcliff
9TH ARTIFACT Gemstone Grotto
10TH ARTIFACT Wraithmarsh
11TH ARTIFACT Bloodstone
12TH ARTIFACT Guild Cave
13TH ARTIFACT Reaver's Rear Passage hopefully this helps
ID #16616
Oct 28th 2010 Guest
i agree with everyone. you're not a real walkthrough if you dont list where they all are, and if you dont even know where they all are, then what the hell are you doing making a walkthrough?? i mean, you are a bunch of help, but maybe you shouldn't have made one in the first place, or said that you dont know where the rest are. and i have the same problem as id #6984. how do you do it, if you found it really later on, but it wont let you give it to belle????
ID #16561
Oct 20th 2010 Guest
a real walkthru would list all the artifacts and where they are not just the first couple
ID #15713
Oct 16th 2010 Guest
hmm where is the 4th artifact
ID #15292
Oct 11th 2010 Guest
i agree with id#12824,0nly gave us 3,where are the others.
ID #14944
Oct 3rd 2010 Guest
how do you get to knot island
ID #14242
Oct 1st 2010 Guest
does anyone no where the 12th artefact is....? need help......
ID #14097
Sep 29th 2010 Guest
need help was looking for artefact no2 found it dug it up but was attacked from behind now the artefact has gone what should i do
ID #13881