Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition

How to Enter Hode's Lair

This is a guide about opening the gate to Hode's Lair in Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (XC1). Read on to know how to open Hode's Lair in Makna Forest, prerequisite quests to do it, necessary Affinity level, and NPCs you need to encounter before initiating the main quests and all prerequisite quests that follow it.

How to Open Gate to Hode's Lair

Complete the Heropon's Spirit Side Quest

You need the item “Kilaki's Note” to open the gate of Hode's Lair. This might be simple to do but there are some necessary things you must do in order to be able to accept this quest.

How to Get Heropon's Spirit Quest?

Build Affinity with Village

You need to have some affinity with Frontier Village before the following quests can be given to you. Reaching a 2 star affinity rank is a safe bet to start this chain of quests.

Register Kilaki to the Central Bionis Affinity Chart

You must talk to Kilaki before you can recieve the quests from Leku. Kilaki can be found infront of Riki's house during 6:00 to 15:00.

Complete Leku's Quests

XC1 Leku
You will recieve 2 prior quests before you can initiate the Heropon's Spirit Quest. These are the “Leku's Food Crisis” quest and “Hunt for a Patron” quest.

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3 Anonymousabout 4 years

Yes it does. It’s the very first thing shown. “Complete the quest Heropon’s Spirit”. The reward from that quest which is Kilaki’s Note is what’s needed to unlock the gate to the Hode Lair

2 Anonymousabout 4 years

Maybe, you haven't completed the quest yet and simply accepted it?


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