| The Sword in the Stone|
|Start||Temple of Avo|
|End||Temple of Avo|
The Sword in the Stone is a side quest in Fable and Fable: The Lost Chapters. It is brought to your attention when reaching the Temple of Avo. During this quest, you must extensively use the strength attribute. Listen closely to what the people say, for they will give you hints on what you need to level up. Try to meet each of their requirements until you hear them say something else. Your reward is the Harbinger, a legendary sword.
In order to remove the sword from its stone, your Hero must have upgraded physique, health, and toughness. Specifically, after your first attempt to remove the sword, you must upgrade physique by five, health by two, and toughness by three.
The spectators will also tell you which stats need to be increased each time you attempt to remove the sword:
- Physique - You need some more 'fresh air and exercise'.
- Health - You better come back when you're more fit.
- Toughness - You're not tough enough.
To obtain the sword without spending a great deal of XP, follow this strategy:
Don't train your character's strength attributes at all until you reach the Temple of Avo. This can make the early game difficult because your health bar will remain small, so look up the locations of all the Elixers of life available before reaching Witchwood (three in total). These will give you more health without needing to spend XP.
Regardless, if you didn't raise those stats to the appropriate levels in the first place, pay attention to what the spectators say and raise those appropriate stats. It will only take a few tries to pull out the sword if you listen to the spectator's advice about which stat to raise. This way takes much less effort and time and you won't need to harvest experience points.
- The quest is a reference to Arthurian legend, in which Arthur pulled a sword from a stone.