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Where to find Ornate Keys in Wartales

I got the key, I got the secret.

While you might think you’re a lockpicking master in Wartales, some chests you find will always be beyond even the best of us. Read on to find out all the locations of those elusive Ornate Keys in Wartales which can stop you from getting to some awesome loot.

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If you’re missing an Ornate Key in Wartales, fear not. There are three Ornate Keys in the first couple of regions in the game, and you will need them to open three specific chests in those same regions. The first is at Tiltren Lumbermill in Tiltren County, the second is in Wilburt's Sheepfold in Tiltren County, and the third you'll get from the Sentinel Tower in Vertruse Province.

If you miss, or misplace, any of these keys, don't worry. There are also Ornate Keys to find later in the game. I've detailed their locations below.

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Wartales - Tiltren Lumbermill Ornate Key location

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Tiltren Lumbermill is just a short walk northwest of Tiltren County’s main town, Stromkapp. As with many locations in Wartales, you carefully scan the location with your mouse to find all the secrets. First, sweep across the upstairs area of the barn, and you’ll find a Chest. Open this to find your first Ornate Key.

You can choose to immediately use this key to open the trapdoor in the same barn. This gives you access to a cellar where you’ll find a couple of enslaved prisoners and a few nice items. However, when you go back upstairs and leave the lumber mill, the owner will immediately attack you. I found this to be a pretty tough fight, so you might want to wait until you’re at least level two across the board before you tackle it.

Wartales - Tiltren Old Wilburt’s Sheepfold Ornate Key location

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Head to Old Wilburt's Sheepfold south of Stromkapp. The Ornate Key is in the chest with the spear. This makes up for the fact that the Country of Arthes doesn't have an Ornate Key.

Wartales - Vertruse Province Ornate Key location

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You’ll need to have a battle in Vertruse Province, too, if you want to get another Ornate Key. The region is full of level four to six enemies, but unlike the Tiltren Lumbermill one, I didn’t find this battle overly difficult. However, it is deep into the Vertruse region, right in the southwest at Sentinel Tower (1).

Related: Wartales Region Levels & Order

You’ll first have to battle some Bandits. Once defeated, you’ll find they were keeping a man captive. It turns out he is a fisherman and is so thankful he gives you his prized possession. You guessed it, an Ornate Key. He also suggests you visit him sometime at Mermant’s Fishery, which unfortunately happens to be in the northeast of Vertruse Province.

When you get there, speak to him again, and he’ll allude to a Chest the key will open. You’ll need to head to the fishing spot just north of the Fishery to find it (2). The Ornate Key can be used to open the chest you find there.

Ludern, Grinmere, and Drombach County Ornate Key Locations - Wartales

There are also some Ornate Keys available later in the game. 

  • Ludern Region: There is a chest you can lockpick in the Old Edorian Mine, north of the jail beyond the forest.  
  • Grinmere Province: A key is available from the Church of the Saving Eye in the city. You need to sing the third song choice with Abbot Egbetic, which only becomes available after completing the Dawn Tower quest from the Broker's Palace.
  • Grinmere Tomb: There are two Ornate Keys in Grinmere Tomb. The loot you get from the chests that require ornate keys inside the tomb itself isn’t great, so you can comfortably use these keys to open other chests. 
  • Dromback County: There are two Ornate Keys in Drombach Tomb.

Looking for more help or information on Wartales? Take a look at our Wartales Legendary Weapons List or Wartales Profession Bonuses, Explained here at Pro Game Guides.


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