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An Ancient Key
Type Side Quest
Preceding Special Delivery
Succeeding An Evil Presence
Start Brightwall
End Reliquary
Reward 5 Guild Seals

An Ancient Key is a quest in Fable III. It becomes available a short time after completing the quest Special Delivery.


Saul needs help getting to a door in the Brightwall Academy after the package you delivered from his cousin Mrs. Tibbins turned out to be a key, though his boss won't let him go alone as it may be dangerous. After agreeing to his request Saul gives the player the Ancient Key. Hold Saul's hand and head into the Reliquary. Follow the path through the Reliquary defeating Hollow Men as they appear. Eventually you'll reach the hidden library completing the quest.


Saul has the key to an ancient secret, but he needs some help.


Thanks to you, Saul has unearthed what may be a vast store of lost knowledge! Although it's possible he could start reading and realise it's all just stuff people already know, but still.


  • Inside the secret library is a three shot flit switch requiring three gun shots to open a door.
    • Down the hall is another flit switch requiring two melee hits which spawns a large group of Hollow Men and raises a platform.
    • The series of rising platforms leads to a Golden Door which opens up The Prism.

Fable III Quests
Side Quests
An Ancient Key Animal Liberation Awakening Back to the Salt Mines Bored to Death Bounty Hunting Chesty's Chess Chicken Chaser Convict on the Run A Day at the (Chicken) Races The Debt An Evil Presence Escaped Convict Escaped Prisoner Excavation Factory 'Volunteers' The Final Insult Framed for Murder The Game Gift Wood for Driftwood Gnomes are Great! Gnomes are Evil! Gone But Not Forgotten Hobnobbing With Hobbes In Mourning An Island Getaway The Key to a Greater Key Kidnapped Leverage Lumberjacks Wanted! The Man Who Knew Just Enough A Marriage of Inconvenience Mercenary Customs Miners Required Missing Child Missing Play Mortar and Mourning The New World One Ring to Find Peace, Love, and Homicide The Pen is Mightier... Pest Control The Prophetic Hermit Reaver's Unmentionables A Relic of Ages Past Rescue the Miner's Brother Restoration The Silverpines Curse Special Delivery Temple's Treasure Whorezone

Relationship Quests

Understone The Voice Reaver's Wheel of Misfortune Mercenary Camp Shooting Range
Traitor's Keep Manhunt Undeath Sentence Reconstruction Prison Management for Beginners