In Disney Dreamlight Valley you will get the quest “With Great Power” sooner or later from Merlin, in which you’ll have to free Ursula, the witch from Ariel, from the cursed cave. You’ll have to solve puzzles to get the orb of power that will free Ursula.
How to start the quest: To get the quest, you have to unlock the Dazzling Beach first. You unlock it by clearing the beach access from the thorny plants with 5000 Dreamlights. After you have done this, talk to Merlin and the quest starts.
Find Ursula in the cursed cave in Dreamlight Valley
You can find the cursed cave at the top right of your map, on the dazzling beach, where the Ursula icon is.Walk along the beach until you stand in front of several stones, then turn around once, and you will stand in front of the entrance of the cursed cave.Enter the cave and talk to Ursula, who you will find right in front of you, inside the cave. After talking with Ursula, you will receive a crystal key from her, as well as the next task of the quest, which will send you to the locked cave back to the Dazzling Beach. For finding it, walk along the beach until you see a pillar, which is showing the position of the entrance. Walk past the pillar, and you will be standing in front of the said cave.In front of the cave, on the right side, there is a small pillar with a device where you insert the crystal key, to open the entrance of the cave.
The riddles of the mystic cave
Enter the cave and follow the path down until you can not go any further. In front of the gate, that is blocking your way, you will find an illuminated panel.
The first riddle of the mystic cave: Gems
The illuminated panel says: “Provide the gem that matches best to continue on your hero’s quest.”
Behind the panel you see three statues, each statue has its own light shining in red, blue, or green in front of it. So, to open the gate, you need to place the matching gems, aquamarine, garnet, and peridot in the hands of the fitting statues.
You can find the gems in Dark Stones, which are usually located at the edge of the maps, which you have to destroy with your pickaxe, to farm the gems.
- Blue: Aquamarine can be found on the Dazzling Beach and in the Forest of Valor.
- Red: Garnet can be found at the plaza and in the Peaceful Meadow.
- Green: Peridot can be found in the Peaceful Meadow and on the Dazzling Beach
After placing the gems in the fitting statues, the gate will open, and you can move on to the next puzzle.
The second puzzle of the mystic cave: Grow vegetables
Next to the second closed gate, you will find another illuminated panel with the inscription: “Discover the right crops to grow to continue on below. One is underground, the other gold and brown. What remains is red and round.”
Now you have to plant the right vegetables in front of their matching statues, water them and wait for them to grow, so you can harvest them.
Here’s how you need to plant the following vegetables:
- First statue: carrot seeds (take 15 minutes to grow).
- Second statue: wheat seeds (take 1 minute to grow).
- Third statue: tomato seeds (take 25 minutes to grow)
Note: If you don’t have these seeds in your inventory already, you can purchase them from Goofy’s expanded stalls at Peaceful Meadow (Carrot Seeds, Wheat Seeds) and on Dazzling Beach (Tomato Seeds).
Once all three vegetables have grown, the gate will open, and you can advance to the third and final gate and its riddle.
The third riddle of the mystic cave: Cooking
Also in front of the last gate, you’ll also find a panel that reads, “The final riddle, let it be known: to cook and eat what you have grown.”
Look around, and you’ll see a cooking station, as well as rocks on the ground. You can mine these rocks for coal by using the pickaxes. Collect coal and then harvest what you planted in the previous puzzle: carrot, wheat, and tomato.
Start cooking at the cooking place and throw the harvested ingredients, into the cooking pot to get veggie pasta. If you eat the pasta from your inventory now, the third gate will open.
Run through the gate to the end of the path, where you will find another panel.
The last riddle: Fishing
On the last panel is written, “One last thing, and you can go: Catch the orb that lies below.” Next to the panel, you will also find a ruler’s note.
Now turn towards the waterhole at the end of the cave, where you’ll see an orange circle, that is indicating where you have to fish. Cast your fishing rod and pull the orb of power out of the water.
Finish the with great power quest
Pick up the orb and bring it to the pillar located in front of the mystic cave. Place the Orb of Power inside the pillar, which will open the entrance to the cursed cave.
Now go back to Ursula, talk to her and tell Merlin after, that Ursula is free.
With this, you have successfully completed the quest “With Great Power”.
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