A Challenge is a quest available in Dragon's Dogma.


This quest becomes available at Pablos' Inn notice board immediately after slaying The Dragon in The Final Battle.

The Arisen must slay the Hydra deep within The Shadow Fort, in the Frontier Caverns' Proving Grounds.



Frontier Caverns entrance hole location within The Shadow Fort

Travel to The Shadow Fort and make your way to the far end of the fort - go down the hole to the right of the front door of the main keep. This will lead to the Frontier Caverns beneath the Shadow Fort.

Slay all the Goblins and Hobgoblins within to reach the Proving Grounds. On arrival it seems Goblins or some more intelligent agency have set a trap for you, and a Hydra is unleashed.

Exits from the proving grounds will be barred until the Hydra is slain - slay the Hydra to complete the quest.

On completion a barred gate to a small side chamber will be unlocked - there are two treasure chests here.


  • Refer to the Hydra page for tactical advice.
  • This is an ideal quest in which to use to obtain the Headshunter Achievement/Trophy