Once you reach the Gormott Province in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, you can speak with Rhiannon and Norman, two people who can be found in the upper level of the area, just past the Greatspine Boundary. Speaking with these two will reward you with the Star-Crossed Lovers quest, which tasks you with finding two distinct items. In this article we’ll show you how to find the Dawn Hydrangea in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which you’ll need to complete this quest.
How to Find the Dawn Hydrangea
While it may seem like this item would be hard to find, it’s actually very easy to locate and acquire, so long as you know where to look. You’ll find the Dawn Hydrangea that you’ve been tasked with getting almost directly above the two star-crossed lovers. After you rescue them from the monsters surrounding them, and acquire the quest, look around for a path that leads up onto the hill.
It’s easiest to spot this path at nighttime, as a torch will mark it pretty clearly for you. Head towards the path, and make your way up the path to the top of the hill. Here you should find a massive tree branch that you can walk across to reach the next platform. Look off to your right and you should spot a platform lower than the one you are currently on. This is the collection point where you’ll find the Dawn Hydrangea, close to a chest that you can also loot while you’re here.
Unfortunately, the collection point only rewards you with one Dawn Hydrangea, which means you’ll need to find another. Thankfully, you can easily make the current spot respawn, so long as you leave the area and return. You can leave the area one of two ways—either get yourself killed, or simply fast travel away and then come back. This will cause the collection point to respawn, making it easy to collect and complete the quest.
Once you have the Dawn Hydrangea, you’ll also need to pick up a Shepperd’s Purse before you can complete the quest. Thankfully, this item is even easier to find, as there are several collection points surrounding the two star-crossed lovers, so all you’ll need to do is grab two of the collection points to get enough Shepperd’s Purse to finish up the quest.
Completing the Star-Crossed Lovers quest will reward you with a total of 1060 Gold, 210 experience points, and 95 SP. You’ll also acquire a Blade Combo Boost I and an Affinity Max Barrier 1 for your troubles.
Now that you know how to find the Dawn Hydrangea, and complete the Star-Crossed Lovers quest, head over and check out our guide on how to get more Blades, as well as our guide on how to level up quickly to make sure you’re ready for whatever comes your way.