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 (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

      01 Sep 2020 13:22  

      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

        09 Apr 2020 12:37  

        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

          25 Mar 2020 15:22  

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

          • Anonymous

            04 Nov 2018 18:51  

            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

              22 Feb 2018 15:00  

              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

                20 Oct 2017 02:06  

                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

                  26 Sep 2017 10:42  

                  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

                    23 Sep 2017 15:39  

                    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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