Ghost of a Tale

Ghost of a Tale

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Skappbeetle Location Guide
By FlukeRogi
Skappbeetles flown the coop? Here's some help to round up the pesky little critters.

After the skappbeetles have escaped, make your way back down from Silas. Coming down from the war room, take a left onto the battlements and avoid the guard to find the skapp scurrying about on the floor.

Gallery Roof Beams

From the ramparts, jump over the side of the battlements onto the tiled roof and head through the door. Make your way along the beams of the roof all the way to the far end to grab the skappbeetle.

Alternatively, if you've already lowered the ladder before leading to the beam, you can just climb that and the skappbeetle is right there.

Overhanging Roof Directly Above Rolo

This skapp is on the roof directly above Rolo. Jump to the roof from the wooden beam that you push to form a platform in the room with the collapsed roof.

Next To The Hidden Chest Above The Collapsed Roof

This skappie is in a hidden area at the top of the room with the collapsed roof. Make your way into the fort above where Rolo is, and into the room with the collapsed roof.

Push the wooden beam through the wall and use the stool to climb through the window and outside onto the beam. Jump up the wooden platforms, and make your way back inside and onto the platforms there. On the wall to your left as you come in through the window is what looks like a window covered by some bars.

Use a stick or a bottle (there's a handy stick near where the rose is hidden up here) and throw it at the bars to make them swing down and form a ladder. Cliimb up the ladder and through the window to find the skappbeetle.

This is the same location as the chest with the ranger boots.

West Courtyard Door

Across the courtyard from Rolo, head through the wooden door to the right of the long set of steps and pick the little fella off the floor.

East Courtyard Steps Corridor

In the east courtyard (across from Gusto and Fatale's cell), head up the long set of steps. The skappbeetle scurries around the corridor there.

Stables Next To The East Gate Portcullis

This one is just scurrying about on the floor of the stables that are directly next to the main gate.

Note - it appears that the skapp may have been moved to the loft area of the stable. If it's not on the floor, climb the ladder and check up there (spotted by Mithraninja).

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Isakillo Jul 9, 2019 @ 4:35am 
Can confirm, the one in the stable is upstairs. :)
FlukeRogi  [author] Feb 1, 2019 @ 4:00pm 
Just taken a look at it myself, and it was in the stable loft. It's qute possible it has been moved during one of the recent patches (things were moved about quite a bit up until it came out of early access) but have generally been left alone since.

Thanks for the heads-up - I'll add a noted to the guide, and if it ever gets patched again I'lll check and update the screenshot if it does look like it was moved on purpose.

Twogunshogun Feb 1, 2019 @ 3:36pm 
I figured it out. One bugged into the upper level of the stable. In case anyone else runs into this problem. I climbed the ladder and there he was in the loft.
Twogunshogun Feb 1, 2019 @ 3:24pm 
Also after following a 9 minute walk through on youtube, I don't get any buzzing from any other location.
Twogunshogun Feb 1, 2019 @ 3:23pm 
In the screenshot Bostrava provided it looks like it's bugged and high in a tree. I have 6/7 and have checked all the spots you show and watched youtube. At night I hear buzzing under the tree. I cannot pinpoint which one I am missing as they don't exist in any spots. My only clue is maybe it's bugged like in Bostrava's screenshot.... I'm trying to figure out how to get to where they took that screenshot.
FlukeRogi  [author] Feb 1, 2019 @ 3:01pm 
Brostrava did some other guides ;) However, which skapp in partcular can't you get up to?

If it's the one in the rafters, you have to jump over the wall of the ramparts in the direction of the courtyard.

If it's the one above Rolo, you jump from the wooden beam that you push out of the wall on to the small roof above Rolo,
Twogunshogun Feb 1, 2019 @ 2:55pm 
Brostrava, How do you get up there? I can hear the damned thing but can't see it...
FlukeRogi  [author] Jun 16, 2018 @ 10:32am 
Ty frostfauna :)
frostfauna Jun 16, 2018 @ 9:45am 
Very useful. Helped me find the last two stubborn skapps.
FlukeRogi  [author] Mar 15, 2018 @ 8:38am 
Now updated to the release version of the game.