A Lost Cause is a quest available in Dragon's Dogma.



This quest becomes available at Arsmith's Alehouse after first entering Gran Soren in Off With Its Head.

To finish the quest, find a Snakeskin Purse in one of the many possible spawn points and turn it in to Arsmith.


When the player is at one of the locations listed below where the Snakeskin Purse can be found, save the game because the Purse doesn't always drop and can drop from multiple different sources. To make the quest itself easier, save before engaging in combat.

If the area is cleared and the Purse does not appear, reload the save file and try again. 


Known Possible Spawn Points:

  • One can be found in a fishing spot north of Gran Soren. To get there, exit Gran Soren, then follow the road to the right until reaching the river. Once there, keep heading up stream checking all the gathering areas with fish in them. The area is guarded by Sulfur Saurian.
  • One can be found inside Soulflayer Canyon after sliding down a waterfall and looking left, where there will be a puddle with fish jumping inside. A Snakeskin Purse can be gathered here.
  • One can be found in the river in a fish gathering spot north-west of Gran Soren, just on the borders between Deos Hills and Cursewood. On the map, it is by the top right corner of the "eye-lash" looking structure encircled by forest. There are Sulfur Saurians nearby. It is also lies due west of the Nameless Falls.


It is advisable to copy the quest item due to its ability to be used in crafting. The price to have a copy made at The Black Cat is 16,875 G .

A copy can be used in subsequent playthroughs, bypassing the need to find another purse.

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Dragon's Dogma ~ Snakeskin Purse Location