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Personal Quest Guide

Below I have some info on how to get to the scenarios that will help you complete your personal quest. You can search via its name or number. Each item has two spoilers. The first reveals what the quest parameters and rewards are. The second spoiler reveals my research on the scenarios that will assist you in completing your quests and possibly some minor strategy tidbits.

If you enjoy this you may want to check this out as well:
Scenario Reward, Chest, Negative Effects, & Achievement Guide 1.0 (w/ spoiler tags)

IMO this is fairly light on real spoilers. It really just points one in the right direction regarding which scenarios to pursue in order to complete a personal quest. I don't think this contains any significant spoilers. This is particularly true if you only look at the advice for your personal quest.

This flowchart tool is super helpful in finding how to get to various scenarios: Scenario Flowchart

SIDE NOTE: Personal quests are not intended to be kept secret from your fellow adventurers unless you want to do that as a house rule. Also, there are duplicate rewards. If finishing your personal quest would lead to a reward that has already been given out you will get a random side quest and a random item instead. Some people have voiced frustration about getting duplicates so I figured noting that here wouldn’t hurt.

Any advice on additions, changes, or errors is welcome via GM or noted below.

510 Seeker of Xorn

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Complete 3 Crypt Scenario's & follow 52 to completion
Reward: Cthulhu Character

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Scenario's 4,5,& 6 are all crypts, are available after scenario's 1 & 2, and are not mutually exclusive. This should be easy to accomplish.

19 is also a crypt. The scenario path to get to it is 4>5>14>19.


511 Merchant Class

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Have the following items: 2 Head, two torso, two feet, 3 hand(s), 4 small
Reward: 3 spear character

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Scenario 17 is supposedly good for gold farming which could help with this. The easiest way to get to 17 is 3>8>13>17. 4>6>8>13>17 is a slightly longer available path.


512 Greed is Good

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Have 200 Gold
Reward: 3 Spear Character

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Scenario 17 is supposedly good for gold farming which could help with this. The easiest way to get to 17 is 3>8>13>17. 4>6>8>13>17 is a slightly longer available path.


513 Finding the Cure

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Kill 8 Forest Imps then follow Scenario 59 to conclusion.
Reward: Open Envelope X.

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Main scenarios with Forest Imps: 7, 40, 48
Shortest paths to get to these scenarios:
a. 3>8>7
b. 3>9>11/12>16>25>33>24>32>33>40
c1. 3>8>14>
c2. 4>5>10 OR 3>9>11/12>18>23>26 OR 3>8>14>7>20>18>23>26 OR others I won't list...
c3. 22>31>38>48
Getting to 48 is a bit of a chore. 14 is a requirement but isn't on the path to 48 and there are several very different ways to get to 22 which leads on to 48. The easiest is the first option listed under c2.

There are Imps associated with various side quests as well. For example 3 of the 9 random scenarios feature Imps so you could try to hunt them down. The treasure in the following scenarios will offer up a random side scenario: 1, 8, 17, 24, 49.
Paths that will take you to the scenarios with the desired treasure:
a. 3>8>13>17
b. 3>9>11>16>24
c. 4>5>10>22>35>45>49


514 A Study of Anatomy

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Experience your party members becoming exhausted 15 times
Reward: Saw character

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Play as a healer & repeatedly lie about not having any heal cards left...


515 Lawbringer

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Kill 20 Bandits or Cultists
Reward: Sun Character

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Bandits and/or Cultists can be found in the following scenarios: 1, 2, 4, 5, 12, 19, 20, 22, 28, 39.

Since these baddies show up just about everywhere I am not going to create a list of how to get to each of these scenarios at this time.


516 Pounds of Flesh

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Kill 15 Vermlings
Reward: Lightning Character

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Main Scenarios with Vermlings: 9, 17, 18
The two simplest Paths to these scenarios are 3>9>12>18 OR 3>8>13>17
The challenge with this is that scenarios 9 and 8 are mutually exclusive. So you can get to 9 and 17 or you can get to 18 but not to all 3 of those scenarios.

There are Vermlings associated with various side quests as well. For example 3 of the 9 random scenarios feature Imps so you could try to hunt them down. The treasure in the following scenarios will offer up a random side scenario: 1, 8, 17, 24, 49.
Paths that will take you to the scenarios with the desired treasure:
a. 3>8>13>17
b. 3>9>11>16>24
c. 4>5>10>22>35>45>49


517 Trophy Hunt

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Kill twenty different types of monsters.
Reward: Phoenix Face character

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This should happen over time without too much trouble.

Each large square stat card is a different monster. So each boss is a different type as well. Source: https://rpggeek.com/wiki/page/thing%3A174430%3AOfficial_FAQ#...

The following is fastest you could do this as far as I can tell. It involves you landing the killing blow on every type of monster in each scenario. This plan could be sped up depending on which random side quest you get from the treasure chest in scenario 1.
1: +4 - Bandit Guard, Bandit Archer, Living Bones; Total = 4
2: +3 - Living Corpse, Boss; Total = 6
3: +3 - Inox Guard, Inox Archer, Inox Shamon; Total = 9
9: +3 - Hound, Vermling Scout, Boss; Total = 12
11: +3 - City Guard, City Archer, Boss; Total = 15
18: +2 - Giant Viper, Ooze; Total = 17
43: +3 - Flame Demon, Rending Drake, Spitting Drake; Total = 20


518 Eternal Wanderer

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Complete 15 scenarios
Reward: Circles in Circles Character

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This is like death. It is inevitable.


519 Battle Legend

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Earn 15 checks
Reward: Music Note Character

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Complete the battle goals and finish the scenarios.


520 Implement of Light

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Find the Skullbane Axe in the Necromancers Sanctum & kill 7 living bones, living corpses, &/or living spirits with it.
Reward: Sun Character

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The Skullbane Axe is found in the treasure chest in scenario 20.
The scenario path to get there is: 3>8>14>7/13>20

Once you have the axe in hand you can kill various living dead in the following scenarios:
4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29, 39, 40, 41, 42,
You should be able to reach this goal with ease once the Skullbane Axe.

Since these baddies show up just about everywhere I am not going to create a list of how to get to each of these scenarios at this time.


521 Take Back The Trees

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Complete 3 Dagger Forest Scenarios then follow Scenario 55 to completion.
Reward: Rock Face Character

Spoiler (click to reveal)


Main scenarios in Dagger Forest:
3, 28, 29, 38, 43, 44, 48
Side Scenarios in Dagger Forest: 59 (unlocked by Personal Quest 513), 81 & 91 (unlocked via road events)

Examples of paths to complete Dagger Forest Scenarios:
a. 4>6>3>9>12>28>29
b. 4>6>3>8>14>7>20>28>29
c. 3>8>14>4>5>10>22>31>38>48
Side note on option c. 31 grants access to 43 and 38 grants access to 44 as well.


522 The Thin Places

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Complete 6 side scenarios (>51)
Reward: Circle & Crescent character

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The treasure in the following scenarios will offer up a random side scenario: 1, 8, 17, 24, 49.
Paths that will take you to the scenarios with the desired treasure:
a. 3>8>13>17
b. 3>9>11>16>24
c. 4>5>10>22>35>45>49

Personal quests 52-62 all count as side scenarios and are related to personal quests: 510, 513, 521, 522, 526, 529. If you tag along while other adventurers complete these they will count for you.

Many of the side quests are found via city events so do as many city events as possible.

Only 4 of the side scenarios come from road events so road events are not as helpful here.

I have not found clear info on how to open up the envelopes associated with the sealed quests 72, 73, 76, 77 but they would count.


523 Aberrant Slayer

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Kill 1 of each demon: earth, flame, frost, night, sun, & wind demon.
Reward: Triforce Character

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Scenario 20 and 27 have at least one of each type so heading to one of them seems like a solid strategy.

This should be a comprehensive list of main quests that have demons.
Wind Demon: 4, 15, 16, 21, 22, 27, 33, 35, 36, 42, 46, 50
Earth Demon: 4, 7, 10, 16, 21, 22, 27, 33, 35, 36, 48, 50
Flame Demon: 5, 10, 21, 22, 27, 33, 35, 36, 40, 43
Frost Demon: 5, 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 33, 35, 36, 39, 46
Night Demon: 5, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 31, 42, 46, 50
Sun Demon: 10, 21, 27, 28, 50

The shortest path I can see to do this:
4>5>14>19>10>22>27
You can skip scenarios 10 and 22 but completing 27 makes 10 unavailable and those two scenarios have a lot of demons so they are likly to really help.


524 Fearless Stand

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Kill 20 Elite Monsters
Reward: Phoenix Face

Spoiler (click to reveal)

Be one Bad Motha
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shut yo mouth!


Seriously though...
If you play a 4 player game and your character deals the killing blow on all the Elite Monsters than you could be done with this after completing Scenarios 1-4. That isn't realistic but this should just be a matter of time and setting your character up to deal the killing blow on elites often.


525 Piety In All Things

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Donate 120 gold to the Sanctuary of the Great Oak.
Reward: Saw Character

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Scenario 17 is supposedly good for gold farming which could help with this. The easiest way to get to 17 is 3>8>13>17. 4>6>8>13>17 is a slightly longer available path.


526 Vengeance

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Complete 4 scenarios in Gloomhaven & then follow 57 to completion.
Reward: Open Envelope X

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Main scenarios inside Gloomhaven:
8, 11, 12, 18, 23, 26, 31, 35, 36, 50, 51
Example of potential Path(s):
a. 3>9>11/12>18>23>26
b. 4>6>8>14>5>10>22>31>35 (if you complete 35 prior to 31 than 31 will be blocked unless you also already completed 21 wow)


527 Zealot of the Blood God

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Become Exhausted 12 times
Reward: Lightning Bolt

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Kamikaze!!!

Wiser advice is below if that is less than satisfying.

“When appropriate, you can start short resting at the end of every turn.
Then take a damage to lose a different card, then lose 1 card from your hand or 2 from your discard to prevent that damage. You can lose 2 to 3 cards a turn with this method, or just take the damage and kill yourself if you're already low.

Just keep in mind you can't rest at all if you don't have at least 2 cards in your discard pile.”
~David Latimore (alphasquid) Re: Unusual Tinkerer Personal Quest


528 Goliath Toppler

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Complete 4 Boss Scenarios.
Reward: Rock Face

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Main Scenarios with Bosses: 2, 8, 9, 11, 12, 20, 21, 34, 35, 36, 46, 47, 48, 51

Fastest Path I can see:
a. 2>3>9>11/12>4>5>10>21>22>
b1. 36
b2. 35
b3. 14>31
b3.1 39>46>51
b3.2 38>48>51
All of those are of course not necessary but I got carried away.


529 The Fall Of Man

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Complete 2 Scenarios in the Lingering Swamp & follow Scenario 61 to completion.
Reward: Open Box with Circle & Crescent.
Lingering Swamp Scenarios:

Spoiler (click to reveal)

Main Scenarios in the Lingering Swamp: 19, 32, 45, 49

Paths to 19
a. 4>5>19 OR
b. 3>8>14>19 OR
c. 4>6>8>14>19

Paths to 32
a. 3>9>11/12>16>24>32 OR
b. 3>8>14>7/13>20>16>24>32

Paths to 45
4>5>10>22>35>45
EDIT: I originally included alternate paths but they all require 4>5>10 because 10 is a pre-req to completing 35.

Paths to 49 - 45>49 (see above)

68 - Random Scenario

79 - City Event


530 Augmented Abilities

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Purchase 4 augmented abilities (requires the "Power of Enhancement" global Achievement)
Reward: Circle in Circles

Spoiler (click to reveal)

Power of Enhancement is unlocked in Scenario 14.
Paths to scenario 14:
a. 4>5>14
b. 3>8>14
c. 3>9>11/12>18>14


531 Elemental Samples

Spoiler (click to reveal)

Complete a scenario in Gloomhaven, Dagger Forest, Lingering Swamp, Watcher Mountains, Copperneck Mountains, & Misty Sea
Reward: Triforce Character

Spoiler (click to reveal)

Main Scenarios in Gloomhaven:
8, 11, 12, 18, 23, 26, 31, 35, 36, 50, 51
Main Scenarios in the Dagger Forest:
3, 28, 29, 38, 43, 44, 48
Main Scenarios in the Lingering Swamp:
19, 32, 45, 49
Main Scenarios in the Watcher Mountains:
9, 13
Main Scenarios in the Copperneck Mountains:
7, 14, 15, 16, 24, 25, 33, 34, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46
Main Scenarios in the Misty Sea:
17, 30, 37, 47

Fastest path I can see:
3>8>13>17>14>5>19
3: Dagger Forest
8: Gloomhaven
13: Watcher Mountains
17: Misty Sea
14: Copperneck Mountains
19: Lingering Swamp

Link to listings that include side quests: https://rpggeek.com/wiki/page/thing%3A174430%3AOfficial_FAQ#...


532 A Helping Hand

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Experience 2 other Characters achieving their personal quests.
Reward: Musical Note Character

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Make your friends use this guide.


533 The Perfect Poison

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Kill 3 Oozes, 3 Lurkers, & 3 Drakes
Reward: Cthulhu Character

Spoiler (click to reveal)

Main Scenarios with Drakes: 13, 24, 25, 34, 39, 43
Main Scenarios with Lurkers: 30, 37, 47
Main Scenarios with Oozes: 18, 24, 26, 30

Fastest Path to this I can see:
3>8>13>20>16>24>30

If you need to kill more Lurkers the path to get to 37 and 47 isn't short.
Here is a possible example:
4>5>14>10>22>31>43>37>47

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This is SUPER helpful, thanks!! Question about Seeker of Xorn and other "Do X scenarios then unlock Y...". How do you unlock scenario 52? Is it automatically unlocked after doing the scenarios, or is there another way to unlock it (find it in a chest, auto unlock by completing another scenario, etc)?
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CrowJenkins wrote:
This is SUPER helpful, thanks!! Question about Seeker of Xorn and other "Do X scenarios then unlock Y...". How do you unlock scenario 52? Is it automatically unlocked after doing the scenarios, or is there another way to unlock it (find it in a chest, auto unlock by completing another scenario, etc)?

Completing the PQ condition specified unlocks the new scenario. You then have to complete that scenario and any linked ones until you gain the reward originally indicated on the PQ card.
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CrowJenkins wrote:
This is SUPER helpful, thanks!! Question about Seeker of Xorn and other "Do X scenarios then unlock Y...". How do you unlock scenario 52? Is it automatically unlocked after doing the scenarios, or is there another way to unlock it (find it in a chest, auto unlock by completing another scenario, etc)?


I am really glad that you found it useful! It took like 5 hours for onget done but was surprisingly fun as well.

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After completing the first part scenario 52 becomes available.
 
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I have 1st edition, but #513= 10 Forest imps not 8?
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I have 1st edition, but #513=
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10 Forest imps not 8?


I think it must have changed. I am not with the game now but I am 99% sure I got that right. I will verify when I get back home in a couple days.
 
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There were a number of Personal Quest requirements that were reduced between First Printing and Second Printing, with 513 being one of them.

a full summary can be found here:
https://boardgamegeek.com/filepage/146789/second-edition-cha...
(there is probably a thread somewhere that lists the changes as well, but I only knew of the pdf in the file section offhand)
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Redward wrote:
521 Take Bake The Trees


I'm going to guess this should be "Take Back the Trees."
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this is a nice reference. Thank you for taking the time to collect it.
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Dexter345 wrote:
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521 Take Bake The Trees


I'm going to guess this should be "Take Back the Trees."

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when do my character retire? right after completing 4 gloomhaven city scenarios or after completing scenariot 57? also envelope is opened after scenario 57 or right after completing those 4 city scenarios? im in 1/2 of my quest with my spellweaver lvl 7 atm.
 
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about Q #526
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when do my character retire? right after completing 4 gloomhaven city scenarios or after completing scenariot 57? also envelope is opened after scenario 57 or right after completing those 4 city scenarios? im in 1/2 of my quest with my spellweaver lvl 7 atm.


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you need to finish 4 in GloomHaven city which opens scenario 57. Complete 57 and any other scenarios that get opened by it. Whenn all of those are done you open envelope X
 
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about Q #526
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when do my character retire? right after completing 4 gloomhaven city scenarios or after completing scenariot 57? also envelope is opened after scenario 57 or right after completing those 4 city scenarios? im in 1/2 of my quest with my spellweaver lvl 7 atm.


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you need to finish 4 in GloomHaven city which opens scenario 57. Complete 57 and any other scenarios that get opened by it. Whenn all of those are done you open envelope X


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and retiring goes after all of those if i get it right
 
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Maskott wrote:
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Maskott wrote:
about Q #526
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when do my character retire? right after completing 4 gloomhaven city scenarios or after completing scenariot 57? also envelope is opened after scenario 57 or right after completing those 4 city scenarios? im in 1/2 of my quest with my spellweaver lvl 7 atm.


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you need to finish 4 in GloomHaven city which opens scenario 57. Complete 57 and any other scenarios that get opened by it. Whenn all of those are done you open envelope X


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and retiring goes after all of those if i get it right


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