A Thief In The Night side quest focuses on finding the thief who stole a prized family heirloom from Padraic Haggarty in Hogwarts Legacy. Padraic thinks his own sister robbed him. But you smell something fishy and decide to do some investigation.
However, apprehending the thief can prove tricky, and even if you are a good detective, you might still need help. First, to unlock A Thief In The Night, you have to finish The High Keep main quest.
Then, you must go to Irondale in the southeast part of the Feldcroft Region; the exact location is marked on the next Hogwarts Legacy map.
Once in Irondale, you have to make your way directly west of the hamlet’s Floo Flame, and you’ll find the quest giver, Padraic Haggarty, at the stand with the green roof (in front of a house).
If you have problems locating Padraic, you should track the quest from your map.
How To Follow the Trail of Coins
Upon talking to the NPC, you must wait until nightfall. To speed up time in Hogwarts Legacy A Thief In The Night, all you have to do is open your map and press R3/RS on your PlayStation/Xbox controller. Now that it’s nighttime, look around Padraic’s stand, and you should find piles of gold.
You can cast Revelio by pressing the Left Arrow button on your D-pad (controller) to see the piles of gold easier and through objects.
Next, you must follow the trail by going from one pile of gold to another. The trail will lead you to the west at the location marked on the following map.
Also, you’ll encounter level 19 enemies on this path who want to fight you, so be careful.
How To Capture the Thief
After you reach the location pinpointed on the map above, you’ll find a lot of stolen objects and the thief, a Niffler, in the middle of them.
To capture the Niffler, you must first get invisible using the Disillusionment spell, which you learned during the Secrets of the Restricted Section main quest. Then patrol the purple ring area on your mini-map and get as close as possible to the thief without scaring him away.
You need to keep at least 3 meters between you and the Niffler. If he runs away, don’t worry; you’ll find him again because he can’t leave the purple ring area. When you get close to the cute thief, you must capture him with the Nab-Sack, which you’ve unlocked in The Elf, The Nab-Sack, and the Loom story quest.
There is one more task you can do in the Hogwarts Legacy A Thief In The Night side quest, and that is to retrieve the heirloom Haggarty mentioned.
Where To Find the Haggarty Family Heirloom
To find the heirloom, you must get on the high ground in the middle of the purple ring area, above where the Niffler collected all his stolen stuff. Look for a pile of coins with the heirloom on top, as you can see in the next image.
Now, you can return to Padraic Haggarty, give him the news, and return the heirloom (in exchange for money if needed).