|District of Bowerstone|
|Related Quests||The Summoners|
The Cemetery Mansion
|NPCs||Mickey the Spider|
Bowerstone Old Town
Bowerstone Cemetery is a district of Bowerstone found in Fable II where the dead of the city are buried. A few visitors, guards, and Hollow Men can be found, as well as a Hobbe ambush. Bowerstone Cemetery can be accessed by passing through Bowerstone Old Town.
This cemetery, like Lychfield in Fable and the Fable: The Lost Chapters, is a great place to be if you want to find a bunch of dig spots. Overall it is a very large graveyard that actually extends into the neighbouring woods. The Civilian Displacement jobs can be started here. Two Expression Statues are also found here. There are three tombs to be explored here, and the region is quite open.
Law and Economy
Law in this area is much like in the rest of Bowerstone, with guards patrolling all around the cemetery.
There is no economy in the cemetery. Apart from the Cemetery Mansion, there are no rentable houses; nor are there any shops or traveling traders. However, the region is not completely void of NPCs, but is frequented by visitors of the graveyard. You can raise the areas economy by having a travelling trader follow you to the area and then purchasing from them.
Points of Interest
Bowerstone Cemetery has a bounty of interesting things to find and explore. You can find two expression statues, and can explore three tombs here. There are also four silver keys, and five Gargoyles in this area. One grave has a dig spot containing a Highwayman hat and mask.
Start at the entrance to the cemetery from Bowerstone Old Town.
- Gargoyle One - Go past the first right (that is the demon door), continue under the bridge, make a right at the broken gate, and follow the path past the bandit camp. At the next gate (which will be closed and locked when you first arrive), stop at the right side. Look up and to your left to see the Gargoyle inside the gate. You can still shoot him if you stand back from the gate and shoot over it.
- Gargoyle Two - Can only be reached once you purchase the Cemetery Mansion.
Go back to the cemetery entrance from Bowerstone Old Town.
- Gargoyle Three - Past the statue, up the first set of stairs, make first left. Gargoyle is on the top right corner of the crypt.
- Gargoyle Four - Up the next set of stairs, make immediate right. Gargoyle is on top of the tallest, center crypt to your right.
- Gargoyle Five - Follow the next two set of stairs and the path all the way up to top. Once you go through the last iron gate, turn around. The Gargoyle is on the roof of the nearest tomb on the left side
- Silver Key One can be found in the Hobbe camp, just up the hill from where you can find the Ancient Scroll for the Archaeologist quest. This key is located inside a shack, and is not easily visible from outside.
- Silver Key Two is up near the top of the hill where all the tombs are.
- Silver Key Three is in the bedroom of the Cemetery Mansion
- Silver Key Four is behind a breakable wall inside the Shelley Crypt.
One of the tombs, lying on top of a hill inside a small garden, can only be accessed by following a flit switch up the path to the tomb. Inside is a chest surrounded by water, and the tomb itself is lit by candles. On the back wall are two banners representing the Fairfax family. Inside the chest is a Noble Lady's Hat, a Porcelain doll, and another, high priced item. Something interesting to note is that the banners are white, while all the other banners found in Bowerstone are blue, that is until the player purchases Fairfax Castle themselves.
Forgotten Keep: There is a Demon Door in this area, it can be found on your right hand side (or western side of the path), right when you enter this zone from Bowerstone Old Town. This Demon Door misses eating meat, and wants you to give him some meat in trade for what he is keeping on the other side of the door.
You have to kick a chicken into the door (any location will do, doesn't have to be near the face), or give him a crunchy chick. There are three or four chickens milling around the path in front of the door. After you kick a chicken into the door, or give him a crunchy chick, and he will thank you as he savors the chicken meat and blood. He then lets you inside to plunder the treasure he is keeping, in a zone called Forgotten Keep.
|Note: The chickens can be killed by kicking them, depleting available ammunition to kick at the door if the player misses.
The chicken can also be "pushed" closer to the target by standing next to it and moving slowly to move it.
- Point and Laugh
- Vulgar Thrust (though the statues expression looks nothing like the expression)
There are only 107 gravestones with readable inscriptions, although the total number of gravestones is way higher than that.
- Me. It's been nice working with you all. Cake's in the kitchen.
- G Portes. Still has unresolved issues.
- Fred Itchy. Theologist and anti-dualist.
- Nanette Kaulig. There's no movement.
- Norm and Aggie. Holding hands 'til the end.
- Si Jaques. He's inanimate.
- Arthur Dandelion. Soothsayer and doom-mongerer.
- Luke Presley. Overdosed on meat.
- Rob Stevens. Died in combat.
- Daniel Dobson. Wrestled with death. Lost.
- F Navarro. Tragic hair-dye made him die.
- I'm dead. What else do you want?
- D Bryson. Got lost in the fog.
- Georg Becker. The voices in his head blew out his brain.
- Stephen Broadley. Lies disassembled.
- Sam Swain Pl. Tooled up, but going nowhere.
- Neena Jetwani. Has a great reception.
- Julian Thomas. Eaten by a giant python.
- Russel Shaw. Master of sound. Now underground.
- I Lovett down here.
- Andy Bass. Gone at six.
- Neil Wakefield. “You all right, Neil?”
- Ed Hulshof. Killed by a fox.
- K Zarifis. Suffered the pain of salvation.
- Mark Llabres. Wrote himself into a grave.
- Damian Buzugbe. No longer with us.
- Andrew the Liar. Died in a Bloodstone fire.
- J Epps & William Hodge. Buried together in a little box.
- The Highwaymen's Guild would like to thank this corpse for fully cooperating with his death.
- Kalev Tait. Thought he could eat it all.
- T Fung. Got the finishing move.
- Matt Hanlon. Populating the sky.
- Louise Copley. Ran herself into the ground.
- Jonathan Shaw. Saved the world. Couldn't save himself.
- Ben Huskins. His life-expectancy estimates were proved wrong.
- Josh Atkins. Lost his balance.
- D.P. Wood. Missed by many.
- Here lies Mini G. One too many cups of tea.
- Mike West. Departed at nine. Really needed to pass by the station.
- Stone. We can't even remember what you looked like.
- Mrs Bough Narrow. Why? Oh, why?!!
- Joss Moore. Died. Will fix later.
- Charles Griffiths. At 48 years of age, Reaver's .48 ended his days.
- Here lies a man once called Ned, now more properly called dead.
- Bryn Davies. Finally allowed to rest after digging the other graves.
- Kevin Dodd. Lost a fight with an olive.
- Cpt. Sparrow. Where did it all go wrong?
- JC Taylor. Eaten alive by hamsters.
- Here lies Chris Berry. We applaud him.
- JC Taylor. Eaten alive by hamsters.
- Mark Backler. Kidnapped. Blackmailed. Never made it through the gate.
- Meredith Sock. Your novels suck.
- Adam Jethro Langridge. Patents pending.
- Look behind you!
- You're squishing my delicates. Stand somewhere else.
- "You can't kill me! I'm invincible!" Last words.
- You’ve traveled to the future and this is your grave. Just kidding.
- J Eckersley. Autographs: Queue starts here.
- Here lies the Golden Goose. Should have thought that menu through.
- Cassandra. Liked to dress like a corpse. Now is one.
- Whitney Hills. Split to the infinitive.
- Benjamin Johns. No, wait, Jami Johns. Perhaps it's Ben? Anyway, they're all down here.
- L.T.R. Boxing. Goodbye old friend.
- J Texier. Came to a gooey end.
- This space for rent.
- Mr Horses. Never stood a chance.
- What are you looking down here for?
- Moe Green. "Don't you know who I am?"
- A. Carriage. Nobody is riding you anymore.
- Count Zamoyski. Lived by a Dragonstomper, died by a Dragonstomper.
- Rich Bryant. This too shall pass.
- Duke D. Epp of Field. So close... So close.
- Paul Evans. Killed by wild coyotes.
- ANDDDEEEEYYYY! Beset by vicious hens. Too nice to kick them away.
- Patrick Martin. It came too soon.
- Vinnie Yett. We never even knew you'd gone.
- Richard Ham. They heard him coming.
- One Sock Simpson. Picked a fight with his own reflection. Came off second best.
- Avram Fearnside. Horrible bastard.
- Iain Wright. Albion’s groundsman.
- P. Robinson. A born survivor.
- D and J. Together forever.
- Fran Carucci. No comment.
- You hit the acid blob. Your mace corrodes!
- Colin Cody. Death by science.
- Squire Woolgar. Drowned in a memory leak.
- Charles Edouard. Prafeshunal Ritor.
- Ralph Needle. At least it didn't hurt.
- Rick Martinez. Easily pleased. Known ambivert.
- Ted Timmins. Ninety-nine per cent dead.
- Wayne Marx. Has not been marked alive.
- Chris Knott. Made into sausages.
- John Molloy. Unbalanced.
- Gary Simmons. His head now rests in the clouds.
- Ian Faichnie. Gone, but probably coming back.
- Jennifer Stanners. Choked on her own foot.
- Dene and Simon Carter. I wonder who was smarter?
- Ollie Purkiss. Can't teach a dead dog new tricks.
- Mike McCarthy. Has drawn his final breath.
- Dave Carter. Taken in childhood.
- Daniele Duri. A shadow of his former self.
- Will Braham. Caught a deadly bug.
- Neil Wallace. Sat on a broken chair.
- Mike Ducker. Lost in the woods.
- Michael Malinowski. Hit in the head by a ball on a string.
- Anish Antony. Kicking chickens in the sky.
- Steward Lynch. Will be back up soon.
There are four fast travel locations in the cemetery.
The level designers had created an autumnal version of Bowerstone Cemetery (See Gallery below) for use after visiting the Spire, but it was accidentally cut from the final release and the production team would not allow the level devs to fix it.
Gradius1, level designer, said: "I can't remember the specifics, but right at the end of development of F2, someone accidentally turned on the wrong layer so that the Summer version rather than the autumn was used. Production refused to let us fix it due to their common way of panicking over fixes. The fix would have had no chance of breaking anything, but still they refused to allow the fix...so sadly the gorgeous region went to the dogs."
|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|