The Origin of the Slith

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The Origin of the Slith
Hargate's Lab Icon.png
Quest Info
Given by: Kasparov
Location: Devil's Crossing
Faction: Devil's Crossing
Type: Side Quest
Prerequisites: Honored Status
Unlocks: Kasparov's Gamble / Hargate's Mysteries
Rewards: XP, Iron, Relic Blueprint

This is an Act 1 side quest offered by Kasparov after completing the Dangerous Curiosity quest and gaining Honored status with Devil's Crossing

He asks you to travel to Hargate's Isle and recover the notes of the scientist Oswald Hargate.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

Guide[edit | edit source]

The isle is reached by boat. A Row Boat can be found just outside Devil's Crossing; after crossing the bridge turn left and follow the water-line until you reach it. Clicking on the boat will teleport you to Hargate's Isle.

At the north of the island is an abandoned house with a Trap Door that leads to Hargate's Laboratory. The formula can be found in an Ornate Strongbox at the end of Floor 2.

On returning to Kasparov you can then choose to hand over the formula or keep it for yourself.

Keeping the Formula unlocks another sidequest in Act 6, Hargate's Mysteries. Returning the Formula will unlock the Kasparov's Gamble sidequest in Act 6

Rewards[edit | edit source]

If you give Kasparov the formula:

Normal Elite Ultimate
XP 16000 65000 108000
Iron 2000 10000 20000
Item Random Relic Blueprint

If you refuse to hand it over:

Normal Elite Ultimate
XP 16000 65000 108000
Item Random Relic Blueprint

Quest Log[edit | edit source]

Quest log
Kasparov has sent you on another of his mad scientific inquiries. This time he wishes to recover the research notes of one Oswald Hargate, an Arcanist who, nearly a century ago, created the first slith. Kasparov believes that Oswald must have used the Aether's mutative properties to perform his forbidden work. He hopes to leverage this information to counteract some of the horrible effects the Aetherial presence has had on Cairn's flora and fauna.

There is a row boat in Lower Crossing, near the bridge leading to the prison, which you can use to travel to the abandoned island where Hargate's lab is rumored to be hidden. The area will be teeming with slith, so be prepared to deal with the serpents.


  • Recover Hargate's Formula
  • Bring the Formula to Kasparov in Devil's Crossing