Between a Skull Rock and a Hard Place Quest Guide Disney Dreamlight Valley

Disney Dreamlight Valley: Between a Skull Rock and a Hard Place Quest Guide

Fixing Dreamlight Valley, one glowing orb at a time

Following the events in the Dark Castle, you and The Forgotten will return to Dreamlight Valley and have a surprisingly pleasant reunion. I was happy to see this and was even happier to hear that there’s plenty more content to dive into. The adventures are not over yet, and we still have much more to discover, starting at Dazzle Beach! To learn more, continue reading for a comprehensive guide on completing the “Between a Skull Rock and a Hard Place” quest in Disney Dreamlight Valley.

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Updated June 23, 2023, by Madison Benson: Added more details about the Orb of Unity and puzzle solution.

Disney Dreamlight Valley – Between a Skull Rock and a Hard Place Quest Walkthrough

Below are the exact steps you’ll have to talk to finish the “Between a Skull Rock and a Hard Place” quest in Disney Dreamlight Valley:

  • Uncover the mystery of the Pillar of Unity on Skull Rock Island.
  • Talk to Merlin.

After finishing The Dark Castle and Remembered quests, you’ll start this quest by collecting the Orb of Unity and placing it in the Skull Rock pillar!

Starting the Between a Skull Rock and a Hard Place Quest

After completing The Dark Castle and The Remembered, you’ll return to Dreamlight Valley alongside The Forgotten and have a quick heart-to-heart about everything that has happened. Following this, you’ll gain access to the Dark Castle again, where you can return and find the Orb of Unity after entering a floor portal. Pick this orb up and bring it to the Dazzle Beach Skull Rock pillar to start the “Between a Skull Rock and a Hard Place” quest.

Related: How to Use the Orb of Unity in Disney Dreamlight Valley

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Solving the Pillar of Unity Puzzle

Once you restore the Pillar of Unity, you’ll see seven symbols appear on the ground. You may recognize some of these from previous orbs in other pillars! To solve this part of the quest, you’ll have to look at the other seven pillars in Dreamlight Valley and move them to the correct spots. You can do this by going into the furniture menu, selecting the pillars and dragging them on top of the symbols.

With that said, below is an image showing all seven symbols, with the list below detailing which pillar goes where:

Disney Dreamlight Valley Skull Rock Pillar of Unity Puzzle
Screenshot by Prima Games
  1. Peaceful Meadow Pillar
  2. Glade of Trust Pillar
  3. Sunlit Plateau Pillar
  4. Forgotten Lands Pillar
  5. Frosted Heights Pillar
  6. Forest of Valor Pillar
  7. Dazzle Beach Pillar

By the end, it’ll look exactly like the picture below!

Solving the Pillar of Unity Puzzle DDLV
Screenshot by Prima Games

Immediately after you solve the puzzle, a cutscene will play, with the final part of the quest beginning shortly after.

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Talking to Merlin

Once you finish the puzzle, find Merlin to chat briefly about the situation. You can ask him what’s inside Skull Rock or whether the pillars connect to it, but either way, he’ll express confusion about it and begin researching this mystery. Once the conversation is over, you will complete the “Between a Skull Rock and a Hard Place” quest in Disney Dreamlight Valley!

Dreamlight Valley Merlin Between a Skull Rock and a Hard Place quest
Screenshot by Prima Games

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Disney Dreamlight Valley is available to play on PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PlayStation platforms. To learn more about the game, check out where to find Tourmaline in Disney Dreamlight Valley, or click the tag below to dive into our complete content list!

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Madison Benson
Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.