Hogwarts Legacy Trials Of Merlin is the final main quest in Chapter 3, and it becomes available after you complete The Girl From Uagadou main quest; however, unlike the previous quest, this time, you’ll have to solve a puzzle.
Trials Of Merlin in Hogwarts Legacy introduces the Merlin Trial activities you have most likely noticed on your map, meaning that this main quest explains how to solve a Merlin Trial puzzle. The quest is relatively short, provided you know what you have to do, and as a reward for finishing it, you’ll receive 260 XP.
As said, the Trials Of Merlin main quest is triggered automatically after completing The Girl From Uagadou in the Lower Hogsfield area. Once you finish the quest, you’ll hear a woman screaming beyond the dock, east of the village, behind a tent.
If you open your map, you should also see that two side-quests are available nearby. The first is The Lost Astrolabe, while the second is Carted Away. You can complete them now if you want or check the stranger asking for help.
As you approach the tent pictured above, you’ll find a female NPC named Nora Treadwell being threatened by some Ashwinder Scouts. The scouts are looking for you, following Rookwood’s orders, so it seems normal to save Nora.
While dealing with the Ashwinder Scouts, remember everything you have learned during your lessons. The mobs are relatively easy to dispatch and take heavy damage from Ancient Throw. Last but not least, try to complete the random Dueling Feat, but if you fail it, don’t worry. After you clear the first wave of enemies, prepare to face some of Rookwood’s Ashwinder Duelists. These thieves are no match for you, so take them out before talking to Nora Treadwell.
After you introduce yourself, you’ll find out that Nora is running research. Answer with “Research. How interesting,” or ask her about Priya, or Nora’s wife, who was researching Merlin. Nora is also an archeologist interested in Merlin’s life. Yes, Merlin is not a myth; he was a Hogwarts student.
Next, you’ll discover that Nora is researching Merlin’s pillars, such as the one behind her. But she reached a dead end and doesn’t know how the pillars work. The only thing she knows for sure is that the Mallowsweet plays an important role in solving Merlin’s Trial puzzles. Obviously, your next task is to help Nora figure out how to solve the Merlin Trial nearby, but to do so, you need a Mallowsweet.
Where To Find the Mallowsweet Trunk
Luckily, Nora already has some Mallowsweet stashed in her trunk. You can find the trunk by Nora’s tent pictured below.
After retrieving the Mallowsweet Leaves from Nora’s trunk, place them on the circle stone on the ground. This step is mandatory for solving the puzzle. Now you’ll see that the vines nearby have been removed. But the riddle is not solved yet.
How To Solve the Trials of Merlin Puzzle
Now, take a closer look at the pillars around you. There are three of them, and you’ll notice a brazier on each pillar. The problem is that the braziers are extinguished. So, how about setting them on fire?
First, make sure you have the Incendio spell equipped. The Incendio Spell is the one you unlocked during Professor Hecat’s Assignment 1. If you need to equip it, press Right on your DPad and replace one of your current spells with Incendio. Now, get close to one of the pillars and cast Incendio on it.
Great job! Now set on fire, the remaining two braziers and the first Hogwarts Legacy Trials Of Merlin Puzzle is complete. Next, talk to Nora, and she’ll tell you that you should find all Merlin Trials and solve the associated puzzles.
Hogwarts Legacy features 95 Merlin Trials, and by completing them, you can increase your inventory size. They appear on your map as you explore each area, but if you need help completing the puzzles or finding them, you can check our Hogwarts Legacy Wiki. Last but not least, after finishing Hogwarts Legacy Trials Of Merlin, you should know that the next main quest is house-specific.
Or, simply put, if you play as a Ravenclaw, you’ll have to complete Ollivander’s Heirloom. Slytherin students must finish Scrope’s Last Hope, while Hufflepuffs the quest named Prisoner of Love. As a Gryffindor House member, the next quest is named The Hunt for the Missing Pages.