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When meandering through Upper Hogsfield, the player will hear a woman talking about a missing person. If the player approaches Dorothy Sprottle, she will divulge that the local shopkeeper’s brother is missing and that he was practicing dark magic. After accepting the quest, you will have a new marker to track.
- Quest Type: Side Quest
- Location: Upper Hogsfield, Hogsmeade Valley, Highlands (map)
- Complete Welcome to Hogsmeade
- 180 XP
- Arrow – Black Wand Handle
Discover What Happened to Bardolph Beaumont
After speaking with Dorothy, start by tracking the quest in your Quests tab. Then, fly on your broom to the nearby location, following your minimap or marker. You can equip your broom by opening your item wheel (by holding / ) and pressing /. It is a short flight, so no need to fast travel via Floo Flame.
Upon arriving at the site, you will be met by a group of Infernius (basically zombies).
These enemies can be tough if you don’t have the right spells equipped. To change your spells, press , then hold after selecting the spell in order to map it to a button. You will want to have your spells that do fire damage, such as Confringo and Incendio, ready to go, because these enemies won’t take damage unless they’re burned first. Fortunately, there are also explosive barrels around the area. Hit to use the Ancient Magic Throw to jettison them at the enemies and do massive damage.
After fighting a horde of enemies, a higher-leveled Infurius will attack. It’s named “Bardolph Beaumont’s Corpse”, and he’s only marginally more difficult than the other Infurius you’ve already dispatched (though he does have a lovely red jumped). When the fight is won, you will receive Bardolph Beaumont’s Tattered Jumper.
Report Back to Claire Beaumont
You can fast travel back to Upper Hogsfield or fly over on your broom. Claire will be in the small circle at her shop stand. Speak to her, then you can either enlighten her to her brother’s demise or lie to her and tell her he left. You’ll have to give her the jumper so that she knows the information is legitimate.
Whether you were truthful or lied to Claire, the quest will finish, and you’ll get a super cool Arrow – Black Wand Handle.