Hogwarts Legacy A Friend In Deed is a side quest you can pick up in Hogsmeade after progressing with the main story and completing The Helm Of Urtkot. In Friend In Deed, you need to retrieve a box full of old letters for Sirona Ryan, and while you’re at it, help her friend Dorothy Sprottle collect some ingredients for her supply of Wiggenweld Potions.
If you’ve completed the Brother’s Keeper side quest, you’ve already met Dorothy. To start the side quest, you need to make your way to the Three Broomsticks Inn in Hogsmeade. You surely know the pub. It is a big building in the middle of the village. Once inside the inn, find Sirona Ryan and talk to her.
Where To Find Dorothy Sprottle in Upper Hogsfield
The first objective in A Friend In Deed is to speak with Dorothy Sprottle, located in Upper Hogsfield, a hamlet north of Hogsmeade. You can use a Floo Flame to fast-travel that you might have unlocked right in Upper Hogsfield; if not, use the tracker you now have on your map to reach the hamlet.
Dorothy is a couple of meters north of the Floo Flame; she is the woman working the garden in front of a house you can see from the fast travel point.
Where To Find the Cavern
Upon talking to Dorothy, you find out that you can help her and Sirona at the same time. Sirona’s box of letters you need to complete A Friend In Deed is in a cavern southwest of Upper Hogsfield. At the same cavern, you can gather the Horklumps that Dorothy needs.
That is if you don’t already have enough. If you do, you have to select the line “Believe it or not, I have some with me” while speaking with Dorothy. The cave should also be marked on your map. After making your way to the cavern, you’ll find two Poacher Trackers (which you can easily take out) blocking your entrance.
Once you’ve dealt with the mobs, you can start looking for the Horklump Juice; it looks like some weird purple mushrooms.
If you don’t find enough in front of the cavern, don’t worry; there are plenty more inside.
Sirona’s Letters and Letter Box Locations
Now, you have to enter the cave and find Sirona’s belongings. Don’t forget to look for more Horklumps on the ground on your path. In the cavern, go forward until you reach some branches blocking your progress. You have to burn the branches using the Incendio spell, which you learned during Professor Hecat’s Assignment 1.
Then go forward, ignore the water on the left side, jump over the gap, continue, and you’ll reach another obstacle. You must use the Accio spell on the wooden boards to clear the way and advance in the Hogwarts Legacy Friend In Deed quest. You’ve learned this spell during the Charms Class Main Quest.
Head forward again, and you’ll soon encounter a Mountain Troll, a strong level 19 enemy, so be careful. Now you have two options to continue: fight the troll or avoid him. If you choose to be sneaky, use the Disillusionment utility spell you’ve learned in the Secrets of the Restricted Section Main Quest.
Whatever method you choose, you must go up the stairs to the south and through the gate after dealing with the troll. Then, pass another gap using the wooden boards as a bridge, continue, and crouch to pass through the hole. On the other side, you’ll find Sirona’s letter box on the ground, and scattered around it, you’ll find five letters:
- A letter to Sirona from her friend Mirabel
- A letter to Sirona from her friend Sean
- A letter to Sirona from her friend Philomena
- A letter to Sirona from her friend Bess
- A letter to Sirona from her friend Mrs Sprottle
Now pick everything up, head forward, and exit to the Forbidden Forest. To complete the Hogwarts Legacy A Friend In Deed side quest, visit Dorothy in Upper Hogsfield and give her the Horklumps if you haven’t already; then, go to Sirona back in Hogsmeade and talk to her.