"Around Albion" Achievements
The Cliff Diver - 5
Cliff dive 500 feet, or see another Hero do so.
When doing the “Treasure Island of Doom” quest in Bloodstone, you’ll be instructed to go to Sinkhole Caverns and beyond to follow up on the pirate ghost lead. When you enter the caverns, you’ll be sent along a shaft and then be prompted to dive with the A button. Do it and you’ll have this achievement. Also at Lion’s Head Isle are 15k in gold, 1 gargoyle and 1 key (all in the Bloodstone stats).
The Property Magnate - 10
A property must be sold for twice the price it was bought for.
Simple, choose a property early on, I suggest Bowerstone Market, "The Silk Moon", next door to the tavern. Buy it and then fill it with as much 5 star furniture as possible. Chances are you won't be able to buy it all at once from the furniture store, so either a.) buy and then return a week later (sleep if you must) or b.) buy and then go to Bloodstone and buy it there. Once the house has been filled up. Play the game, do quests to improve your renown and also buy stuff from round town to improve the revenue and richness of the area. Then, go back and sell.
Chances are you'll get it for that alone, but the good thing with the Silk Moon is that, if not, there is a trophy plaque on the stairs where you can attach trophies whilst in Redecorate Mode which significantly adds to the value of the house.
Thanks to Olioster for the direction.
The Executioner - 10
Sacrifice ten people in the Temple of Shadows, or see another Hero do so.
The Temple of Shadows can be found in Rookridge; the huge castle looking building out to see. Simply gain access by eating 5 crunchy chicks in front of the door keeper and you will gain access. Then downstairs, you'll find the wheel of sacrifice. What you have to do then is get 10 people down there to sacrifice.
Not everyone will follow you, it depends on your status. I personally was on an evil run through so everyone was a bit weary, but I gathered up all the homeless. Firstly, groups are allowed, I was going in groups of 4. Secondly, they must die; one of the options on the wheel turns them in to prostitutes. Pull the lever again if it lands on that.
The Gambler - 10
A Hero must win 500 gold at a pub game in one sitting, having tried each game type at least once.
Firstly, make sure you have played each of the variant games; Keystone, Fortune's Tower and Spinnerbox. Each one can be found in a different area -Keystone (Bowerstone Market), Fortune's Tower (Westcliff), Spinnerbox (Oakfield) - Then do the following.
The best way to win 500 in one sitting is by going to Bloodstone where they play Bloodstone which is a variant of Keystone where the rules are backwards. Bet to lose and you will win. Bet on the 3 outer arch, and then on the inner arch keep betting on 4,5,6,7 and maybe 8 and 9 if you’re feeling lucky. Took me about 10-15 mins to get the achievement this way.
NOTE: Once you have made a profit of 500, to get the achievement, you must leave the table.
The Workhorse - 10
A Hero must achieve a high-enough chain while performing a job.
There are many jobs around Albion that can earn you some pretty serious gold but for this achievement, all you have to do is take one and get a streak of 10 hits in a row. You can be a barman, wood chopper, blacksmith to name but a few. Remember, these are no available all the time, check the Quests/Maps>Jobs section in the start menu to see what's available.
The Artisan - 10
Succeed at one job to Level 5, or see another Hero do so.
There are many jobs around Albion that can earn you some pretty serious gold but for this achievement, you have to go from 0 star to 5 star of whatever chosen profession. You can be a barman, wood chopper, blacksmith to name but a few. Remember, these are no available all the time, check the Quests/Maps>Jobs section in the start menu to see what's available.
The jobs are simple timing mini games. Build up your combos and streaks to get bigger multipliers to save you some time. Time consuming achievement and boring as hell, but I think, the best option is the Wood Chopper as far as gold goes.
The Dollcatcher - 10
Collect all the Hero dolls, or see another Hero collect them.
Talk about an annoying achievement. There are 6 (Garth, Reaver, Hammer, Lucien, Theresa and Hero doll) hero dolls in Fable 2. 1 of which can be bought from the General Trade store (the Hero doll (generic with British pants) but you can only unlock one of the other 5 in your game, so swapping them with friends is a necessity. You'll get your character hero doll from the Shooting Gallery in Westcliffe which is the second prize; between 150 and 175 points. It can be quite tricky, but if you concentrate on head shots; you can get +3 for every target instead of +1, so take your time if needs be ... But not too long.
Tips for the Shooting Gallery
- 1 headshot is equal to 3 body shots, so take that extra second to line up.
- Practice makes perfect; learning where they pop up and moving is a good way to get ahead.
- Try to aim for about 60 on sections 1 and 3 (easiest) leaving yourself with 30 for section 2 (although it's more than easy to get a lot more than that).
- Sticking to one area on the shooting gallery can help. e.g. The roof on section 1, the far left of the bridge and hut on section 2 and the platform on section 3.
- If it seems impossible to get a headshot because of the scenery, chances are the bullet will pass through it, so take that in to account on some (namely the dude in the doorway on section 1 and the dude on the far left of the bridge on section 2).
- If you can, try and use the Master Flintlock Pistol because it has good accuracy, good rate of fire and a quick reload time, although, the Championship Pistol is just as good.
The Ruler of Albion - 100
Amass a 2.5 million gold real estate empire, or be there when another Hero does.
Simply mass a "real estate empire". Easier than it sounds and the best way to get gold fast in Fable 2. Basically, what you need to do is buy and rent out every piece of architecture you can get your hands on; whether you up or lower the rent is up to you. Obviously if you up it, you'll get rich quicker and be able to expand quicker, BUT you'll be a evil, corrupt character.
Buying and renting is a great way to get a regular income of money and simply going to bed at night while your Xbox rests earns rent as well. So simply, buy, rent out and expand. It should not take you ALL the property in Albion for this achievement, but chances are, you'll need the castle because it's worth a million.
To check your current real estate value, go to Start > Logbook > Stats and scroll down some.
Significant Places to Buy:
Fairfax Castle - After the game is complete.
Cemetery Mansion - After the "Love Hurts" mission.
Father Gile's Farm (Brightwood) - After the "Blind Date" mission.
Garth's Tower - Sometime later on in the game.
Reaver's House - After the game is complete.