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Hogwarts Legacy players left heartbroken by game's most tragic quest

Kate Harrold

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Hogwarts Legacy players left heartbroken by game's most tragic quest

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If you’ve played Hogwarts Legacy, you’ll know how easy it is to get distracted. Aside from your main quests, you’ll have companion quests to deal with plus school assignments. On your travels, you’ll likely find a whole host of other witches and wizards that need your help - and let’s not forget the endless collectables. From Merlin Trials to filling out your beast collection, Hogwarts Legacy is packed to the rafters with content.

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It’s no surprise that one dev said it could take you upwards of 120 hours to see all that Hogwarts Legacy has to offer. Some players have complained that the sheer amount of time it takes to complete the Merlin Trials isn’t worth the reward. One thing I think we’re all agreed on is that Merlin had far too much time on his hands. One side quest you may stumble across is ‘The Plight of the House Elf.’ Given to you by your trusty Room of Requirement companion Deek, ‘The Plight of the House Elf’ is undoubtedly the most tragic quest in the game.

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When I embarked on this quest, I thought I was doing my nice pal Deek a favour - which is true - but I didn’t think I’d also be blubbering by the end of it. Warning: I am going to address mild spoilers for ‘The Plight of the House Elf.’ Deek explained that he used to work alongside another house elf called Tobbs. When the duo’s owner passed away, Deek was sent to Hogwarts while Tobbs was sent to a different master. This master would send Tobbs into the Forbidden Forest to retrieve spider fangs for him but Deek grew concerned as he hadn't heard from Tobbs in a while.

Off I ventured into the Forbidden Forest, deep into a cave full of spiders. Let me tell you, there were some whoppers that definitely had me yelling GET AWAY at my screen. Eventually, I thought I’d located Tobbs but oh no, OH NO. It was his body. The poor guy couldn’t deal with the sheer number of spiders. What’s even worse is he’d left a note apologising to his master for failing. Tobbs, my guy, you were a hero. Please don’t apologise.

I hopped on over to Reddit and not only is everyone else in agreement that this quest is heartbreaking, players are also out for blood when it comes to Tobbs’ mysterious owner. User Aurxrix wrote, “Literally cried. Being treated like s**t then left alone to deal with terrible creatures,” while blue-gamer-92 said, “I swear I just stood there looking at Tobbs and listening to the music. Saddest moment of the game for me.”

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Kibentee added, “I had to put my controller down and step out of my room to cry for a good couple of minutes. The note he left and seeing the little guy left there lifeless broke my heart in a million pieces.” AdamaVaille declared, “We need an update to allow us to find his ‘master.’ I would like to crucio him for a few hours.” Who else felt awful when they had to tell Deek? Eurgh, my heart.

Topics: Hogwarts Legacy, Harry Potter, Warner Bros

Kate Harrold
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