One of the earliest side quests you can do in Hogwarts Legacy is ‘The Lost Astrolabe’ quest, which is given by Grace Pinch-Smedley, a Slytherin student in Lower Hogsfield. Upon completing this quest, you will be rewarded with a unique facewear piece in addition to any other items they find in the process. While the rewards for this quest are enough incentive to complete it, finding Grace’s astrolabe is also an introduction to Diving, a useful gameplay feature. Therefore, to begin this quest and reap the myriad rewards, you must first find Grace in the South Hogwarts Region.
Because Cottongrass Dugbogs and other enemies in Hogwarts Legacy of a higher level are likely to be found in Lower Hogsfield, it’s best not to enter this area alone until you have first traveled to the location alongside Natty. Whether you choose Natty or Sebastian in Hogwarts Legacy on your first trip to Hogsmeade, you will always have access to a separate quest to venture to Lower Hogsfield with Natty. After progressing to this point in the story, you should have reached at least Level 7 to explore the Lower Hogsfield area and locate Grace Pinch-Smedley by the docks to initiate The Lost Astrolabe quest.
How To Find The Lost Astrolabe
You can easily find Grace Pinch-Smedley waiting at the docks in Lower Hogsfield by using Floo Flames. It is close to where Merlin Trials in South Hogwarts Region can also be completed. Upon speaking with her, Grace will request you to search for her family’s lost heirloom, an antique Astrolabe that she insists can be found in the depths of Hogwarts Legacy‘s Black Lake.
Finding the Astrolabe takes little time, as the process requires you to swim out into the lake and search for the astrolabe in designated locations marked by bubbles on the water’s surface. To retrieve the Pinch-Smedley heirloom, you must dive and search in these areas until you locate the Astrolabe, as demonstrated by the YouTube channel Gamerpillar.
Press X (Xbox), ▢ (PlayStation), or F (PC) to dive and search for the Astrolabe and other items.
While the task at hand is relatively easy, finding the lost astrolabe can be tricky in the presence of Cottongrass Dugbogs. You can either defeat these enemies and obtain Dugbog Tongue or avoid the beasts altogether. However, Dugbog Tongue is a highly useful item to have on hand, as it can be used to make Hogwarts Legacy‘s Focus Potion. You will need to unlock this potion later in Hogwarts Legacy, so it is benegicial to defeat as many Cottongrass Dugbogs as possible and stock up on Dugbog Tongues sooner rather than later
Rewards For Completing The Lost Astrolabe Quest
Once you find the Pinch-Smedley family’s lost astrolabe, you must return to Grace on the docks. You can then choose to return her family’s heirloom, request higher pay for retrieving the item, or keep it for yourself. In any case, the base rewards for completing the quest remain the same: 180 Exp. Points, in addition to the unique Mermaid Mask Gear item, which can be equipped to change your appearance in Hogwarts Legacy. Apart from these rewards, you also get to keep all other items, including Wiggenweld Potions and other Gear items.
Editor’s Note: Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling has been accused of transphobia by those in the LGBTQ+ community. Although not directly involved in the development of Hogwarts Legacy, Rowling does stand to earn royalties from the game. We would like to reiterate our support for trans rights and that trans identities are valid. Support services are listed below for trans people impacted by discussions of transphobia.
- Harry Potter
- Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows, Steam
- Avalanche Software
- Warner Bros. Games
- Adventure, Action RPG, Open-World
- Xbox One
- Release Date :
- February 2023