Secrets FAQ by intermp

Version: 1.0.1 | Updated: 03/06/12 | Printable Version

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		        FABLE II
		     Secrets Guide

			 v1.0

		   (c) 2012 intermp
		   intermp@juno.com

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| TABLE OF CONTENTS					|
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   I. Introduction ...............................[fintr]
  II. Secrets & Easter Eggs ......................[feggs]
	- Alice in Wonderland
	- Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
	- The Chronicles of Narnia
	- The Dingly Egg
	- Economics
	- Fable (Original)
	- Frankenstein
	- Halo
	- Harry Houdini
	- Harry Potter
	- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
	- Lionhead
	- The Lord of the Rings
	- Love Potion No. 9
	- Monty Python and the Holy Grail
	- The Necronomicon
	- Peter Molyneux
	- The Princess Bride
	- Pirates of the Caribbean
	- Sam & Max
	- Silence of the Lambs
	- South Park
	- Soylent Green
	- Terracotta Army
	- Transformers
	- Van Helsing
	- Winnie the Pooh
 III. Links ......................................[flink]
  IV. Credits ....................................[fcred]
   V. Version History ............................[fhist]
  VI. Legal ......................................[flegl]
 VII. Contact ....................................[fcont]



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| I. INTRODUCTION				[fintr]	|
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Welcome, Sparrow, to the official unofficial secrets
guide to Fable II. 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 II secrets and easter eggs, it is not a complete
reference guide for all hidden items in the game
including those found while diving or digging. The
information provided in this guide primarily focuses on
items, areas and dialogue not easily found or recognized
without some guidance.

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


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| II. SECRETS & EASTER EGGS			[feggs]	|
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Fable II 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.


Alice in Wonderland:
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There seems to be a small number of references to Lewis
Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. The Grumpy Rabbit and the
woman named Alice, who you must rescue, are both found in
the Shadow Court phase of the Snowglobe quest.


Buffy, the Vampire Slayer:
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Farmer Giles may be a reference to the character of
Rupert Giles from the television show, Buffy The Vampire
Slayer. There are several bits of evidence to support
this:
1) Farmer Giles' son's name is Rupert, the first name of
the character from Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

2) The bandit besetting Brightwood Farm is named Ripper,
which is the moniker used by the character of Rupert
Giles in his youth.

3) Ripper's henchman is called Ethan. Ethan Rayne was
Ripper's friend (and grownup Giles' enemy) in Buffy.

4) The name of Farmer Giles' deceased wife is Jennifer.
In Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Giles' first girlfriend was
named Jenny, and she also met a premature end.

Another likely Buffy The Vampire Slayer reference is
heard from playing children in towns saying, "from
beneath you, it devours". This phrase is frequently
mentioned in Season 7 of the show as part of the
plotline.


The Chronicles of Narnia:
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The description of the two-star rated Worn Closet bears
a reference to C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia,"No,
it's not a secret portal to a wintry land. It's just a
shabby closet."


The Dingly Egg:
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The Dingly Egg is an item appearing in the Fable II DLC
See the Future. The egg is found on a skeleton after
passing through the stone gates (which resemble the
"Henges" of Stonehenge) in the swampy area of the
Celestial Keep and is needed to open the entrance to
Dingly Burrow. It is mentioned, along with the directions
to unlock it, in the book, The Grumpy Rabbit.

Order of gates:
1) The archway near the Murgo statue.
2) The archway covered in ivy.
3) The archway in front of the tree stump.
4) The archway near a skeleton sitting on a rock.

If done correctly, the skeleton will now be holding The
Dingly Egg. Note: The egg will disappear if you unlock it
but do not collect it before you complete The Costume
Party quest.

The description reads, "An oddly colourful egg. What
wondrous chicken could have laid this?" In Fable III, the
egg appears during the quest, The Pen is Mightier, along
with other memorabilia from the Fable series. Next to it
is a sign that reads, "The Dingly Egg. Sadly, no specimen
of the chicken it came from has ever been found."


Economics:
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The house "The Invisible Hand", located in Bowerstone Old
Town, which is described as the base of operations for a
guild of thieves, is a reference to a term used to
describe the self-regulating nature of an economy. The
Fable version just takes a more "active involvement"
approach to it; the thieves "regulated" peoples money
without them even knowing.


Fable (Original):
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Wraithmarsh Gravestones:
There are a couple of gravestones in Wraithmarsh, near
where you fight the troll, that make references to
Oakvale in the original game such as Brom (Hero of
Oakvale's Father), Rosie (The Teddy Bear), and an Unknown
Trader (The one who you had to pay 3 gold pieces to for
some chocolates for Theresa).


Your Health is Low:
When your health is low in Fable, the Guildmaster will
speak through the Guild Seal and say, "Your health is
low." This is the name of the potion shop in Bloodstone.
This makes reference to the Guildmaster's message. Also,
during a loading screen, one of the hints will tell of
the rumour that the Hero of Oakvale killed the
Guildmaster, carving "Your health is low" into his
forehead. In addition to these, occasionally, when
gargoyles they are taunting you they will say "Hey! Hero!
Do you have any potions, or food?" followed by raucous
laughter, in reference to the message the Guildmaster
would give you along with "Your health is low". These
references were all made because many players were
extremely annoyed by this feature.


Re-enacting Fable:
Throughout Fable II you will see many kids. If you listen
in on them, they are sometimes re-enacting the events and
battles of Fable. When playing you will hear them say
things like: "I'm Whisper. Who wants to be Thunder?"


Frankenstein:
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The gravekeeper's name, Victor, and the name of the crypt
by the Graveyard Mansion, Shelley Crypt, are both
references to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, while his
desire to resurrect Lady Grey is a likely reference to
The Bride of Frankenstein.


Halo:
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Hal's armour, sword and rifle are all references to
Halo's Master Chief and are all modelled after Master
Chief's equipment in the Halo series. The title of
"Master Chief" can be received from the Town Crier. The
armour, sword, and title, however, are only available if
one has bought the Limited Collector's Edition of Fable
2. The rifle can be obtained through the Knothole Island
DLC's Box of Secrets shop.

Also, in the Temple of Light, if you listen to the monks
long enough, a monk may begin to start chanting the Halo
theme song, then say, "Oh wait, that's not it!" and
change his chant.


Harry Houdini:
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There is a reference to the famous magician, Harry
Houdini, in Bowestone Old Town. The House of Might, 1
Cemetery Road, Bowerstone Old Town, was the home of
Bonnet the Mighty, who would invite people to punch him
in the stomach in order to show how tough he was. Houdini
would do something similar and was killed by peritonitis,
secondary to a burst appendix (caused by several repeated
blows to his abdomen by a McGill University student
before he could tighten up his stomach muscles). Bonnet
was killed when one member of the public punched him in
the stomach with a spiked glove with poisoned tips (a
reference to the infection that can cause peritonitis).


Harry Potter:
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A store in Bloodstone and a house in Old Town both are
called the "Dark Mark", a likely reference to the Harry
Potter series.


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
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The last artifact of the quest, The Archaeologist,
mentions the number "42", is a reference to 'The Answer
to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and
Everything' in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.


Lionhead:
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There are multiple references to the game developer,
Lionhead Studios.

1) On the quest, Treasure Island of Doom!, you can visit
Lion Head Isle, an obvious reference to Lionhead Studios.
In the middle of the island, there is a smaller island
shaped like the Lionhead on the logo.

2) Leo Head is yet another reference to Lionhead Studios,
as Leo is the Latin word for lion. Leo Head's potion
company is named Lionhead Alchemie Incorporated. In
Fable: The Lost Chapters, Peter Molyneux's gravestone
makes reference to being an alchemist.


The Lord of the Rings:
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A map of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth from The Lord of
the Rings can be found above the desk in Captain Dread's
room within the Sinkhole.


Love Potion No. 9:
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The Love Potion No. 9.042 is a reference to the movie and
song 'Love Potion #9', which is about a potion that will
cause anyone to fall in love with you. The description of
the potion says "60 percent of the time, it works, every
time", a line from the movie. Coincidentally, that line
can also be heard in the popular comedies, Stepbrothers
and Anchorman about the cologne, Sex Panther. 


Monty Python and the Holy Grail:
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Next to Jack Sparrow's grave in Bowerstone Cemetery is a
grave that reads, " 'You can't kill me! I'm invincible!'
Last Words". This is a reference to the Black Knight's
line to King Arthur in Monty Python and the Holy Grail
before his final limb is cut off.

Additionally, on the Achievement "The Black Knight", once
you have unlocked it, it states "You have turned hollow
man-killing into an artform. Turns out it wasn't a flesh
wound." This is another reference to one of the Black
Knight's lines after he has had both his arms taken off.


The Necronomicon:
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Sam & Max read a book called the Normanomicon to summon
Hollow Men, an obvious reference to H.P. Lovecraft's
Necronomicon (Book of Dead Names) that would be able to
summon the Old Ones. It is also a reference to the Evil
Dead series.


Peter Molyneux:
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Next to Lady Grey's Tomb, there is a tombstone with the
initials, PDM, or Peter Douglas Molyneux, that says,
"This is possibly the best gravestone ever and will
revolutionize the way we look at final resting places
forever". This is a reference to the way Peter Molyneux
over-hypes his games.


The Princess Bride:
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The description of the dye Swarthy Revenge Indigo, "This
is indigo dye of the rare Montoya genus. You have crushed
its flowers. Prepare to dye." is a reference to the
movie, The Princess Bride. This is a parody of Inigo
Montoya's infamous quote, "Hello. My name is Inigo
Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."


Pirates of the Caribbean:
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Once again, this captain's gravestone appears in
Bloodstone. Behind the wagon when you first enter the
town is a hidden grave that says "Captain J. Sparrow: Oh
where did it all go wrong?" A similar tombstone is found
in Bowerstone Cemetery by an Expression Statue and where
you had to shoot the orb. Again, this may be another
reference to Pirates of the Caribbean.


Sam and Max:
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The two characters, Sam and Max, who read out of the
Normanomicon (also an Easter Egg) are modelled on the art
and tech directors of the game, brothers Simon and Dene
Carter. Their names are references to the Sam & Max comic
books and video games.


Silence of the Lambs:
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The description of the Chicken suit below aludes to a
popular scene in Silence of the lambs, which was later
parodied in Clerks 2:

"Transform yourself into what you've always wanted to
become. Stand in front of the mirror, and ask yourself:
Would you chase me? I'd chase me. I'd chase me hard."


South Park:
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Squanque Perfume comes from the South Park episode,
Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset" where Paris Hilton
opens a store in the South Park mall and uses the Skank
perfume.


Soylent Green:
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A common green dye known as "Soylent Dye" is named after
a 1973 movie called Soylent Green. In the movie a popular
food ration called soylent green is revealed to be made
from the bodies of dead people. The description of the
dye refers to this unusual ingredient, as "The color of
this dye varies from person to person."


Terracotta Army:
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Terry Cotter's Army, accessed through the Demon Door in
Wraithmarsh, opens to a cottage containing several
journal entries, telling of a boy named Terry Cotter and
how his mother would always read to him. After she died,
the boy went exploring in the garden where he found a
cave full of rows upon rows of suits of armour, which
slowly drove him insane. He can be found dead, lying on
his bed with a blue flickering light surrounding his
body. This is a reference to the Terracotta Army in the
tomb of Qin Shi Huang, the First Emperor of China.


Transformers:
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The drink, Hoptimus Prime, is a reference to the Autobot
leader, Optimus Prime. This, in fact, is also a real
beverage produced by the New Albanian Brewing Company
from New Albany, Indiana in the USA.


Van Helsing:
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After killing all 50 gargoyles, you will be rewarded with
a Crossbow, decorated with a Ram's head. The crossbow
itself is a reference to Van Helsing.


Winnie the Pooh:
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In a part of the 'Huge Heat' quest, you come across a
room filled with Hobbes (the one after the room with the
spiked floor). If you look around after you defeat the
Hobbes, there is a shrine that is built by the Hobbes,
but if you look closely, you can see that the shrine is
dedicated to a simple Teddy Bear. But with further
inspection, there is a jar in front of the bear, which
seems to be a reference to Winnie the Pooh.



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| III. LINKS					[flink]	|
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This section provides references to many useful sources
that go into great depth about Fable II. I used most of
these links to find many secrets that I couldn't figure
out on my own.

  http://fable.wikia.com/
  http://www.gamefaqs.com/
  http://projectego.net/
  http://lionhead.com/
  http://www.eeggs.com/



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| IV. CREDITS					[fcred]	|
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Thanks to all of those who helped with this guide by
contributing to the Fable universe of secrets and FAQs.
These people include:

Kraiz
Linkzoid
Lost Turkey

...and the contributors to The Fable Wiki.



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| V. VERSION HISTORY				[fhist]	|
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Version:	1.0.1
Date:		3/6/12
Details:	Added Silence of the Lambs/Clerks 2.


Version:	1.0
Date:		2/28/12
Details:	First release of the guide.



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| VI. LEGAL					[flegl]	|
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Copyright 2012 intermp.

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

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



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| VII. CONTACT					[fcont]	|
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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.


Email: intermp@juno.com