Hide & Seek

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Location Driftwood
Suggested Level 9
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Hide & Seek is a Quest in Divinity: Original Sin II. In Driftwood, two children worriedly wait for their friend. What happened to him?



Important NPCs

  • Ben Buttons
  • Harriet
  • A Shark



Hide & Seek Objectives

  1. Talk to Harriet and Ben.
  2. Find the Shark and kill it.
  3. Eat the bloodied leg as an elf.
  4. Return to the children for a reward.



Hide & Seek Walkthrough

In Driftwood, talk to the two children near the docks (X:331 Y:89), Ben Buttons and Harriet. You will learn that their friend Joe tried to swim to Fort Joy but disappeared. They are worried for his safety.

Travel to southern-most area of this entire map (X:456 Y: -45, just left of where you first disembark on the island) to find a shark that doesn't want to go back into the water out of fear of the Voidwoken. Put it out of its misery and loot it for a Bloodied Leg. Have an elf eat the leg to see the memories of Joe, who tried to swim but unfortunately got dragged down into the depths by a "jagged vice", presumably the shark.

If you have no Elven character, use Fane's Mask of the Shapeshifter to transform into one and then eat the leg to obtain the memories, and complete the quest in the same way.

Return to the children to inform them of Joe's fate. You will get some common loot and the quest will be closed.



  • 3000XP for eating the bloodied leg and finding out about Joe's death.
  • Some common loot for reporting the truth about Joe.



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    • Anonymous

      "presumably the shark." Shark's ghost litteraly tells you she was "his monster in the deep" if you talk to her after eating the leg. "presumably" it is not

      • Anonymous

        of all the quest this is the worst one, like i skiped this quest because i just have no idea what i was supposed to do for this quest, i was thinkin even that because the friend was swimming maybe he actualy made it into the next act somehow, but no, it turns out you HAVE to use an elf or temporary shapeshift elf to even complete the quest, no alternative ways to do the quest, even if you do visit that shark at the beach with ghost vison and ask for informations that way, as an alternative way to complete the quest, but since there are no alternatives, and quest was very vague at best on what to do in the first place, im goin to say that this is one of the worst quests in this game

        • Anonymous

          Yeah. I'm halfway through the game - and only after google'ing this quest do I find out that eating body parts gives me memories if I'm an elf. Ridiculous. There's so much missing in the execution if this game.

          • Anonymous

            I play solo dwarf, got like 1000 items in my inventory after completing the whole reaper map, i keep everything i find, only sell things i'm sure i won't need. Can't find the damn leg, i guess it went into that white spider belly, i see nothing else. Is there a way to spawn items ?

            • Anonymous

              When i ate the leg, 3k xp. then Friend of a shark appeared on the waters near the original shark. it was also a shark. killing it yields 1k xp. funny thing tho, when i attack it it swam onland since its not aggro yet, i attacked with ruptured tendons, and it bled continuously until it fights me for real.

              • Anonymous

                Accidentally ate the egg with fane as he was not an elf, last save was eons ago so imma just suffer then :P

                • Anonymous

                  In my case I had to chose character with Scholar trait to get the reward, otherwise no reward at all, no matter the answer I give to the kids

                  • Anonymous

                    If you don't have an elf in your party or don't have access to a Mask of the Shapeshifter, you can always hire an elf companion (from the ship) and they can eat the bloodied leg.

                    • Anonymous

                      If you didn't make an elf or have Sebille in your party, then you'll need to use a Mask of the Shapeshifter to turn into an elf, then eat the leg after you've picked up the quest. Fane's mask is the easiest to get (not to mention free) as you get it before you even get to Reaper's Coast.
                      Fane's Mask of the Shapeshifter is obtained just after you escape from Fort Joy, right at the start of the game. After you leave the prison, head north to the coast. You'll see the witch who sank the ship at the very beginning (Magetha or something?) and she'll initiate combat after a short conversation. Kill her (only she's in the fight, and at level 5, she's an absolute pushover) and loot the mask.
                      If you missed Fane's mask (or sold it for an early gold boost) then crafting a new one can be a bit of a pain... You'll need the recipe, (you can learn it from Fane or get it from the quest cave in the Blackpits) a Face Ripper (easiest to get from Magister Kniles inside Fort Joy, but there are more around) and 5 Source Orbs (difficult to find and I don't know if you can craft them) so I'd really recommend not missing Fane's mask.

                      • Anonymous

                        This is quite bullshit, I dumped the leg to god knows where. How am i suppose to know that leg is important and link to another quest? So i can't finish this quest now?
                        There should be a ultimate way to finish a quest.

                        • Anonymous

                          I done the quest without Elf. Do this:
                          1. Kill the shark
                          2. Equip "Fane's mask of the Shapeshifter" (If you still have it. Found it in Act 1 somewhere. I don't remember where exactly. Also I think I saw something like that Mask in some vendors. Not sure.)
                          3. Transform into the Elf
                          4. Eat the leg (Inside the shark)
                          5. Go back to kids and tell them sh*t news


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