|This article is about the region in Fable II. For the region containing Bower Lake in Fable III, see Millfields.|
|Fable II Region|
Lake in Millfields (Fable III)
|Related Quests||The Birth of a Hero|
Tomb of Heroes
Gypsy Stone Cutter
Bower Lake is a wilderness region in Fable II, which links to Brightwood and Bowerstone Market. Its most prominent feature is the large lake that dominates the area, for which it is named. Bower Lake is rumoured to be the location of the old Heroes' Guild, a rumour proven correct after exploring the ruins underneath the lake's central island, having been changed much in the last five hundred years. Bower Lake is also the location of the Gypsy Camp, where Theresa took the Hero of Bowerstone when he/she was young and was in desperate need of healing.
Bandits and beetles appear in the main areas, while the ridge beneath the Bowerstone Road will spawn a large group of hobbes, as will the old ruins behind Hero Hill overlooking the small pond. A group of Highwaymen will spawn in the trees off the path leading to the exit to Brightwood.
Bower Lake is the largest region in Fable II, so it has a number of traders roaming around. These traders sell a variety of goods, from weaponry to clothing. General goods can be purchased from the Gypsy Trader in the Gypsy Camp, and augments and tattoos can be purchased from the Gypsy Stone Cutter and Gypsy Tattooist, respectively. It takes a considerable amount of time and money to increase the economy of the area.
There is a minor Albion Guard presence in the area, consisting of a Sheriff and one or two Guards. They patrol the main path from Bowerstone to Brightwood and occasionally go into the Gypsy Camp. They only appear after the Hero of Bowerstone defeats Thag.
The Arid Sea: This Demon Door is located on the way to Bowerstone, just on the left while traveling away from the Gypsy Camp. This sentient door claims to be the Greatest Playwright in Albion. This may be quite true, as Albion is not known for its great literature. Heroes should learn a few expressions to act out this door's grand play. The expressions required are: Laugh, Fart, Point & Laugh, Middle Finger, Vulgar Thrust, Growl, Bloodlust Roar, Worship, Dance and Blow Kiss. Inside the Demon Door there's a chest containing a Lucky Charm Augment
Points of Interest
The Gypsy Camp
The Heroes' Guild Ruins
Under the island in the centre of the eponymous lake lies the ruins of the Heroes' Guild. Although the majority of the ruins are unrecognisable after several centuries, the Chamber of Fate is still accessible. One can teleport directly to the Chamber of Fate after discovering it through the Cullis Gate on top of Hero Hill. You can also fast travel to the Chamber of Fate.
The Tomb of Heroes
This dilapidated old ruin is inaccessible until the small pond dries up at the beginning of the quest Rescuing Charlie later in the game. It is located to the far side of Bower Lake, and is home to swarms of Hollow men. You can fast travel to this location.
This massive hill is found within Bower Lake next to the small tomb that marks the entrance to the former Heroes' Guild. It is also where the Cullis Gate is found that teleports one to the Chamber of Fate. Once the Three Heroes are assembled, this is also where the ritual takes place in order to claim The Weapon to destroy Lucien.
Thag's Cabin Cave
This cave is found behind Thag's Cabin. Minor loot can be found within.
Bowerstone Road Cave
This cave is located above the road to Bowerstone, along a narrow ridge that opens into a small wooded area overlooking the lights of Thag's bandit camp. Some loot can be found there.
There are four direct fast travel locations in this region.
- Guild Cave Fast Travel
Bower Lake is once again a location in Fable III, although it has changed much in the 50 years since the events of Fable II. The region is now called Millfields, and is home to the posh residences of Albion's elite, including Reaver. Bowerstone's expansion has rendered it a somewhat more civilized (and much less remote) location than before. It is now considered part of the greater Bowerstone area, and Page describes it as "the last piece of natural beauty remaining in Bowerstone".
- In early development, Bower Lake was intended to have a big mountain next to it with the Temple of Evil located on it (as it was named back then). Instead, this was replaced by Hero Hill and the ruins of the Heroes' Guild.
- In all three games the name and scenery of the location is different.
|Fable II Locations|
|Regions||Bandit Coast • Bloodstone (The Sinkhole | Reaver's Rear Passage | Lion's Head Isle | Hall of the Dead) • Bower Lake (Tomb of Heroes) • Bowerstone Cemetery (Shelley Crypt) • Bowerstone Market (Gargoyle's Trove) • Bowerstone Old Town • Brightwood (Farm Cellar | Archon's Knot | Forsaken Fortress | Nightmare Hollow) • Fairfax Gardens (Lady Grey's Tomb | Fairfax Tomb) • Guild Cave • Knothole Island (Ice Shrine | Sun Shrine | Storm Shrine | Weather Chamber) • Oakfield (Wellspring Cave | Echo Mine) • Rookridge (Hobbe Cave | Gemstone Grotto | Temple of Shadows | The Wellspring) • Southcliff • Westcliff (Howling Halls | Old Tin Mine) • Wraithmarsh (Shadow Court | The Well | Twinblade's Tomb)|
|Landmarks||Bloodstone Mansion • Brightwood Tower • Celestial Keep • Crucible • Gypsy Camp • Hero Hill • Fairfax Castle • Southcliff Castle • The Tattered Spire|
|Fable III Locations|
|Albion||Bowerstone • Bowerstone Castle (The Catacombs) • Bowerstone Industrial (Sewers | Cesspools | The Orphanage) • Bowerstone Market (Hideout | Lightwater Village) • Bowerstone Old Quarter (Understone) • Millfields (Dankwater Cavern | Millfield Mines | Pepperpot Cave | Reaver's Manor)|
|Aurora||City of Aurora (Auroran Mine) • Unknown Shore (Shadelight) • Shifting Sands (Sandfall Palace | Crossroads of Passing) • The Veiled Path (The Enigma)|
|Landmarks||The Spire • Bower Lake • Hero Hill • Sanctuary • Road to Rule|