Secrets FAQ by intermp

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 02/03/12 | Printable Version


		FABLE: The Lost Chapters
		     Secrets Guide


		   (c) 2012 intermp



   I. Introduction ...............................[fintr]
  II. Secrets & Easter Eggs ......................[feggs]
	a. Gravestones ...........................[fgrav]
	   - The Addams Family
	   - The Carter Brothers
	   - Eragon Novels
	   - George W. Bush
	   - Ian Faichnie
	   - K Dunn & Associates
	   - The Lord of the Rings
	   - Mark Hill
	   - Monkey Island
	   - Peter Molyneux
	   - Pirates of the Caribbean
	   - Russel Shaw
	   - Terminator
	b. Tattoos ...............................[ftatt]
	   - Big Blue Box Tattoos
	   - Lionhead Tattoos
	c. Dialogue ..............................[fdial]
	   - Harry Potter Reference
	   - Bert & Al
	   - "It's only a flesh wound!"
	d. Hidden Profile Name Messages ..........[fkrnk]
	e. Cursing in Witchwood ..................[fcurs]
	f. Dragon Cliff ..........................[fdrag]
	g. Lost Quests ...........................[flost]
	h. Rare Items ............................[frare]
	   - Scimitar & Crossbow
	   - Dark Wizard Hat
	   - Warrior Stripe
	   - Chin Beard
	i. White Balverines in Oakvale ...........[fbalv]
	j. Myths .................................[fmyth]
 III. Links ......................................[flink]
  IV. Credits ....................................[fcred]
   V. Version History ............................[fhist]
  VI. Legal ......................................[flegl]
 VII. Contact ....................................[fcont]

| I. INTRODUCTION				[fintr]	|

Welcome, Chicken Chaser, to the official unofficial
secrets guide to Fable: The Lost chapters, or Fable: TLC
for short. This secrets guide is meant to serve you as
you scurry through Albion looking for hidden secrets,
treasures and easter eggs. While this guide claims to be
a fully comprehensive compilation of all Fable: TLC
secrets and easter eggs, it is not a complete reference
guide for all hidden items in the game including those
found while fishing or in digging spots. The information
provided in this guide primarily focuses on items, areas
and dialogue not easily found or recognized without
intentionally looking for them.

It should be noted that this guide will not cover any
glitches or exploits.

| II. SECRETS & EASTER EGGS			[feggs]	|

Fable easter eggs are hidden secrets that usually make
reference to programmers, people of significance, or
pop culture. They can be hidden on gravestones, within
dialogue, or be referenced in item descriptions.

|   a. Gravestones			[fgrav] |

There are multiple gravestones in the game that make
reference to many people in pop culture or people of the
Lionhead team. Here is a list of what I could find. If
you know of more, let me know and I'll update the list
and give you credit where due.

The Addams Family:
In Necropolis, there is a gravestone that reads, "Sic
Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc." This is the Addams
Family credo which means, "We gladly feast on those who
would subdue us."

The Carter Brothers:
In Oakvale's Memorial Garden, there are two gravestones
which read "S. Carter, gave his life that Albion might
live." and the other "D. Carter, ever unconvinced there
is life before death..." These are references to Simon
and Dene Carter from the Lionhead team and co-founders of
Big Blue Box.

Eragon Novels:
In Lynchfield Graveyard, there is a gravestone that
mentions Brom from the Eragon novels. "Brom: Lived as a
Storyteller and Dragon rider."

George W. Bush:
In Necropolis, there is a gravestone that reads, "George
W. He gave support until the end." referring to George W.

Ian Faichnie:
In Oakvale's Memorial Garden, there is a gravestone that
reads, "Ian, the mad painter of Faichnie. Strangled by
his own hair." Ian Faichnie is one of the artists for

K Dunn & Associates:
In Oakvale's Memorial Garden, there is a gravestone that
reads, "Mr K Dunn. Dead. At 2 gold per word, that's all
you get." This ay be a reference to the marketing company
K Dunn & Associates.

The Lord of the Rings:
In Lynchfield Graveyard, there is a gravestone that makes
reference to Gimli from The Lord of the Rings. "Gimli.
Don't call him short."

Mark Hill:
In Oakvale's Memorial Garden, there is a gravestone that
reads, "Here lies the infamies poet M. Hill - gorged on
too many words and had his fill." Mark Hill is one of the
writers for Fable.

Monkey Island:
In Lynchfield Graveyard, there is a gravestone that
reads, "No man can hold his breath for ten minutes."
referring to Guybrush Threepwood of the Monkey Island
series who claims he can hold his breath for 10 minutes.

Peter Molyneux:
In Snowspire Village, there is a gravestone that reads,
"Sir Peter Molyneux, Tamer of lions, alchemist, always
reached for the stars." referring to Peter Molyneux, the
creator of the Fable series.

Pirates of the Caribbean:
In Lynchfield Graveyard, there is a gravestone that
reads, "Capt. J. Sparrow: A wind at your back forever,
sir." referring to Disney's Capt. Jack Sparrow from
Pirates of the Caribbean.

Russel Shaw:
In Hook Coast, there is a gravestone that reads, "Master
bard R. Shaw lies here. His music can be heard wherever
you go." It's true! You really can here his music
wherever you go in Albion because Russel Shaw is Fable's
music composer.

There are two grave stones in the Lynchfield Graveyard
that bear the names of John and Sarah Connor from the
Terminator series.

|   b. Tattoos				[ftatt] |

Big Blue Box Tattoos:
If you loot Snowspire Village, you will undoubtedly come
across the Big Blue Box chest and back tattoos. You may
have wondered, "What is Big Blue Box?" Big Blue Box was a
video game developer company created by ex-Bullfrog
members, including Peter Molyneux, as a satellite company
under Lionhead Studios for Fable development. More info
can be read here:

Lionhead Tattoos:
If you loot Snowspire Village, you will undoubtedly come
across the Lionhead chest and back tattoos. This is an
obvious reference to Lionhead Studios. Find out more info
about Lionhead Studios here:

|   c. Dialogue				[fdial] |

Harry Potter Reference:
When donating 'The Book of Spells' to the Bowerstone
school, Mr. Gout will say, "The book of spells? This
isn't some potty school of wizards, you know!"

Bert & Al:
Though not an easter egg or even a secret, there is some
humorous dialogue that occurs between two Arena Waiting
Area guards, Bert and Al if you head back into the Arena
Waiting Area between each round. I believe not many who
have played Fable have ever heard some of this dialogue.
Here it is:

Al: Ah, round one. They always tell me this one gives
them the biggest buzz.
Bert: Buzz, hee hee, that's a good one Al. Buzz. Funny.

Al: Second round, eh? Make sure you don't get mobbed out
Bert: Mobbed by Hobbes. Ha ha. Funny that.
Al: Right, Bert, that's enough, come on through.

Al: Third round now. It all starts getting a bit hairy.
Bert: Oh I get it... Very hairy, yeah. Funny, Al.

Al: I'm glad I don't have to go out there. The next foes
are dead hard.
Bert: Dead hard, did you say? Ha ha. You're a funny man,

Al: Do you know, the next round is so tough we might have
banned it!
Bert: Banned it? Sounds like Bandit! Ha ha! Hilarious!

Al: Who'll win the next round? I'd bet the Earth on the
next beast.
Bert: Ha ha. Earth. Earth Troll. Ha. Funny

Al: The next round will kill you Stone dead!
Bert: Stone! Yeah, Stone Troll. Brilliant, that. Very

Al: I heard his round has a real sting in the tail.
Bert: Sssh, don't give away any secrets!
Al: Oh yes. Sorry. Nearly spoilt it, didn't I?
Bert: Er, you better go in. 

"It's only a flesh wound!":
When fighting the guards in any town of your choice,
occasionally when one of the guards takes damage they
will say, "It's only a flesh wound!", quoting the famous
line from the film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'.

|   d. Hidden Profile Name Messages	[fkrnk] |

If you're playing the XBOX version of the game, you can
enter the names below to see the associated hidden
messages upon entering the last letter of the name.

krunk: "You heard about the time I killed me a couple of
krunkl: same as above
krunki: "My hands are red with the blood of thousands."
krunko: "You know I once burned down a whole village."
krunkn: "I once killed a white balverine. I did, it's
Jeremy D: "Jeremy Defrehn is a nutter."

If you're smart, you'll realize that the last letter
variations for "krunk" spell "lion".

|   e. Cursing in Witchwood		[fcurs] |
In the Find the Archaeologist quest, you must guess the
name of the Demon Door that the he is in. There are four
stones from which you must decipher his name. The letters
on the stones are "I", "H", "S" and "T". There are a few
words that you can make with these letters including
"HITS", "THIS", "SITH", "TISH" and, of course, "SHIT". If
you spell "SHIT", two balverines will come and attack you
followed by a low voice slowly uttering 'Shit'.

|   f. Dragon Cliff			[fdrag] |

Before Fable: TLC was released, there were clues found
in the original Fable that allude to an island in the
north where dragons once dwelt. The most notable clue
came from The Book of Dragons. Amid further speculation,
xbox hackers used their modded xboxes to discover
additional clues within file headers and other files that
mentioned a location called "Dragon Cliff". Hackers were
eventually able to figure out how to load the level,
which happened to be on an empty dark island.
With the release of Fable: TLC, it became obvious that
Dragon Cliff had become Archon's Folly, the place where
you defeat Jack of Blades for a second time, but in his
dragon form.

|   g. Lost Quests			[flost] |

There are three quests that can be seen in the Guild Map
room that you cannot start: Snow Troll Attack in Hook
Coast, Minion Camp in Witchwood, and Suppress Uprising
in Knothole Glade. Reasons for this include not having
enough the right amount of renown. Programmers have
gone on to say that these quests were never intended for
playing and are supposed to be taken by other heroes such
as Whisper and Briar Rose. There have been claims that it
is possible to take the Snow Troll Attack quest by
hanging out in the Guild and killing people until you
reach Legendary status, but this has yet to be proven.
The claim continues on to say that when you finally
defeat the Snow Troll in Hook Coast, you will be able to
pick up the Developer Style haircut card.

More info here:

|   h. Rare Items			[frare] |

The following items are items that are obtainable within
the game, but are more difficult to find without some
extra guidance.

Scimitar & Crossbow:
Within Twinblade's Camp, it is possible to obtain the
Scimitar and Crossbow after bandits have laid them down
near campfires. While this has been confirmed by some,
experienced wait times have been between 2 - 6 hours, and
that's if you're lucky. Considering that the Scimitar and
Crossbow are both extremely weak weapons (as strong as
the Stick), you might make better use of your time
patting your head and rubbing your belly at the same
time. But if you really want to wait, here is what you
will get:

Scimitar: 400g, 20 Damage, Light Weight
Crossbow: 170g, 20 Damage, Light Weight

Dark Wizard Hat:
Although this is not a secret or hidden feature, it can
be difficult to obtain if you aren't paying attention. In
order to obtain the Dark Wizard hat, you must obtain
"evil" books and have no "good" books in your inventory.
The rule of thumb for this is to avoid collecting any
books from the Heroes' Guild until after have already
received the Dark Wizard hat. Here is a list of donatable
"evil" books and their locations:

Eyes of a Killer		(Bowerstone South)
The Guild of Zeroes		(Witchwood Cullis Gate)
The Oakvale Raid		(Oakvale)
The Repentant Alchemist		(Bowerstone South)
The Sock Method			(Bowerstone South)
The Tale of Twinblade		(Heroes' Guild)
The Ugly Guide			(Oakvale)
Windbreaker Rule Book		(Oakvale)
You Are Not A Bad Person	(Bowerstone South)

Warrior Stripe:
Although this is not a secret or hidden feature, it can
be difficult to obtain if you aren't paying attention. In
order to obtain the Warrior Stripe style card, you must
start the Beardy Baldy quest already wearing the Pudding

Chin Beard:
Although this is not a secret or hidden feature, it
cannot be bought or found. You can only obtain this beard
by starting the Bargate Prison quest and getting the key
sometime after the second race (or having been there a
year). You can keep this chin beard until you visit a
barber or travel to the Northern Wastes.

|   i. White Balverines in Oakvale	[fbalv] |

Once you are a powerful hero, travel to Oakvale and start
killing the guards. Once you have killed 1019 guards,
white balverines will spawn in their place. They will
still speak the same scripts, but with deeper voices.
Claims are that it takes between 5 and 8 hours to get
them to start spawning. The significance of the number
1019 is still unknown.

|   j. Myths				[fmyth] |

The Sandgoose:
The Sandgoose was a creature rumored to be in Fable, but
was never actually found in the game. It is, however,
mentioned by the Oracle, who says:

"Many strange creatures have walked upon this world since
its birth, yet the historians who found some of their
remains are responsible for one which never existed: the
fabled Sandgoose. Joining the remains of various beasts,
they hypothesized that this flightless bird was the size
of a house, lived primarily in deserts and was able to
speak a variety of languages. There are those who still
believe in its existence, but their search has proved
fruitless so far."

Since then, references to the Sandgoose have appeared
throughout the subsequent games in the series.

Additional references in Fable:
- In the beginning of Fable, the cheating husband calls
the woman his "little Sandgoose".

The Singing Sword:
The Singing Sword was a myth created to try to explain
why Hook Coast was as far north as you could travel. It
was believed by some to be required to travel to the
Northern Wastes. Fable: TLC has since eliminated most of
the speculations regarding the incompleteness of the
original release of Fable. With the release of Fable 3,
the Singing Sword has since reappeared.

| III. LINKS					[flink]	|

This section provides references to many useful sources
that go into great depth about Fable: TLC. I used most of
these links to find many secrets that I couldn't figure
out on my own.

| IV. CREDITS					[fcred]	|

Thanks to all of those who helped with this guide by
contributing to the Fable universe of secrets and FAQs.
These people include:


...and the contributors to The Fable Wiki.

| V. VERSION HISTORY				[fhist]	|

Version:	1.0
Date:		2/3/2012
Details:	First release of the guide.

| VI. LEGAL					[flegl]	|

Copyright 2012 intermp.

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document
are owned by their respective trademark and copyright

If you use the information provided in this guide to make
your own guide, please give credit where due.

| VII. CONTACT					[fcont]	|

I have searched high and low to ensure I have covered
everything pertinent to this guide. If you find errors,
typos, or any other secrets not included in this FAQ,
please let me know via email and I will update it as soon
possible. Thank you for downloading this guide.