- See also: Dragon's Dogma World and Lore
Hillfigure Knoll is an area in the northern wilderness that is noted for having a large figure cut into the hillside. It's a landmark that seems quite strange, and people who stop there speak of a man call The Fool. He's said to speak in riddles, confusing those who would hear him out. Perhaps you can learn more than most from this curious place.
The hill itself is a large area of open and grassy elevated ground within Northface Forest - in parts the turf has been removed marking out the figure of a fighter with spear and shield, with a scar on their chest.
There are few enemies in directly in this vicinity, except at night when Undead Warriors rise up from the ground in higher parts of the Hillfigure drawing. At the fringes of the hill it is dangerous, and inhabited by Direwolfs, Snow Harpys, and, at the campsite, Bandits. Furthermore, occasionally a Griffin will take up the hunt here, and if it spots the Arisen's party, may attack, even close to the cave.
The Standing Stones and Cave
Just to the west of the hillfigure is a collection of standing stones - this collection of giant rocks includes a dolmen, and some stone spires - beneath one giant rough hewn lintel partially buried in the hillside is a passageway leading down into the ground - it leads to a cave - the home of an Arisen, The Dragonforged, and his pawn The Fool.
The Dragonforged's cave is an irregular ovoid cavity several yards beneath the surface of the hill - there are some rock cut steps, but it appears at least partly natural. A short passage in the main chamber leads a little further downward to a small side chamber containing a chest.
There are inscriptions on the walls of the cave - most are swirling or spiralled patterns of unknown meaning. Two spots contain readable messages - one says "Seek the spear aimed at the hilltop sky".
The inside of the save is safe, and the Dragonforged and Fool pose no threat.
On the Knoll
Inside the Dragonforged's cave
The cave contains a number of curatives and potions scattered about, gather spots also yield potions or fabrics, and occasionally strategy scrolls. Initially a Bronze Idol may be found. In Dark Arisen a single Portcrystal can be taken once from the lower chamber, and three Ferrystones can be found within the cave every week.
The Dragonforged is not just a source of knowledge, but his cave is too. Various strategy scrolls can oft be found in gather spots in book piles or elswhere within the cave - these spots have very good chances of giving scrolls as specific points in the main quest :
- Book pile to the right of the exit:
- Book pile to the left of the Dragonforged’s chair.
- Book pile in the small lower chamber:
- Ghost Tactics Vol. 1, may only be available in postgame.
Additional items that might be gathered include a Recluse's Robe or Ring of Gules, or a Winter's Path Tome,from a gather spot. There will also be some curatives lying about, including : Purifying Brew, Isometricine, and Salubrious Brew
In addition to the quests involving the Dragonforged, the hillfigure at the knoll is the destination for several escort quests. For more guidance, see Escort Quest Walkthroughs.
- Within the cave there is a spear which can be examined giving the description "Headless, It's clear this spear has seen long use". There is also a shield hanging on the wall.