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Fable II Region
Rookridge Carriage House.jpg
Location Information
Related Quests The Journey Begins
A Bridge Too Far
Till Death Do Us Part
The Temple of Shadows
Sacrificing to the Shadows
Something Rotten
The Rescue
The Archaeologist
Enemies Beetles
Hollow Men
NPCs Herman
Victor or Victoria
Exits Regions
Bowerstone Old Town
Hobbe Cave
Gemstone Grotto
Temple of Shadows
The Wellspring
Shops Lucky Heather Tavern

Rookridge is a very rocky, mountainous coastline located between Bowerstone Old Town and Oakfield. The area has many winding paths and caves to explore, while the hills and tracks are covered in old stone ruins. The area is heavily infested with bandits and hobbes. It is also home to the Temple of Shadows and many travelling traders. Even after defeating Dash the area remains infested by bandits who will attack the travelling traders if you are near.

When you first reach this area you will be prompted at the broken bridge by the bandits to jump over the edge, which you must do to proceed. When you are down there there is a relatively big lake, which holds only 1 dive spot. Afterwards, you are forced to travel through the hobbe caves until you reach the top on the other side of the broken bridge. At this point, you are stuck up to this point in Rookridge and Oakfield due to the said broken bridge. The only other alternate path is by following the mine cart tracks behind The Lucky Heather, but it is blocked by a barricade that Dash and his men likely set up. In order to travel back to Old Town, you need to accept and complete the quest, A Bridge Too Far .


The number of travelling traders in the area changes as one improves the economy of the region - at the start, there are none at all, but later on in the game many can arrive. This usually occurs after the completion of Something Rotten. In addition to these, there is the Lucky Heather Tavern where one can buy drinks and occasionally take on the Bartender job.


Since this is a remote area, there are no guards and not many people outside of The Lucky Heather Tavern. This is because the tavern is the only building in the area apart from the Temple of Shadows.

Demon Door[]

Memory Lane: This door feels the world is boring. In it's long, tiring existence it believes it has seen it all (All the boring things at the very least). If you seek entry you should bring some light entertainment in the form of your furry dog companion. Have him preform five tricks to accompany your expressions and the door will open.

Points of Interest[]

Lucky Heather Tavern[]

The tavern is abandoned while Dash and his bandits control the area. After clearing the area Joseph the Barman will open it up for business. You can fast travel to this location, listed as The Rookridge Inn.

Abandoned Carriage House[]

The abandoned carriage house sits on the main road through Rookridge. Hobbes are usually found here and there is an entrance to the Hobbe Cave inside.

Hobbe Cave[]

When the Hero first enters Rookridge, they will find the beach entrance to the cave. The cave is long and twisting filled with several passages and hobbes. You can fast travel to this location.

Gemstone Grotto[]

Along the coastline lies Gemstone Grotto which has minor loot and beetles, and is also a location for The Archaeologist quest.

The Wellspring[]

This small cave is near the top of the waterfall and accessed by crossing the tracks. It is the source of the waterfall and water for the area. There is a chest in here and a dig spot. The Hero will have to visit it during the Something Rotten quest.


A statue of a man with a spyglass is on a promontory overlooking the ocean. Beneath the statue's plaque someone has scratched the words "Beware the Ghost." The Hero will later encounter a ghost for the Till Death Do Us Part quest.

Temple of Shadows[]

A large ruined cathedral perched atop a seaside cliff. You can fast travel to this location.

Fast Travel[]

There are five fast travel locations in total that will allow one to travel to different parts of the region.

Early Development: Dunecrest[]

In early development Rookridge was a different region called Dunecrest. Dunecrest was basically a long curved beach with a fire-house and great white rotting fort looking over a big tree with a Demon Door settled in it's trunks.


  • Its location suggests that it could once have been the site of Gibbet Woods and Headsman's Hill.
  • If you shoot at the bandits on the other side of the bridge when you first arrive on your way to Oakfield, the dialogue will reset. However, this only works while they are talking.
  • Rookridge is mentioned in the novel Fable: The Balverine Order.

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