Inventory quest scroll dilatoryDistress2

Creatures of the Crevasse is the second part of the Dilatory Distress equipment quest line and introduces the boss known as the Water Skull. The quest can be purchased from the Quest Shop for 300 gold once the prequel, Message in a Bottle, has been completed.

Water Skull's HP (500) makes this a medium length quest, and its strength multiplier (1) and rage bar (50) make this a trivial(+) quest. Without using Warrior or Mage boss damaging skills, a four-person party can typically finish this quest in about two weeks, but if the rage bar fills (especially repeatedly) it may take considerably longer. This quest is recommended for lower level (less than level 25) characters and smaller parties.


The siege can be seen from miles away: thousands of disembodied skulls rushing through a portal in the crevasse walls and making their way towards Dilatory.

When you meet King Manta in his war room, his eyes seem sunken, and his face is worried. "My daughter Adva disappeared into the Dark Crevasse just before this siege began. Please find her and bring her back home safely! I will lend you my Fire Coral Circlet to aid you. If you succeed, it is yours.


Defeat the Water Skull.

On CompletionEdit

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You vanquish the nightmarish horde of skulls, but you feel no closer to finding Adva. You speak to @Kiwibot, the royal tracker, to see if she has any ideas. "The mantis shrimps that defend the city must have seen Adva escape," @Kiwibot says. "Try following them into the Dark Crevasse."


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Achievement: Creatures of the Crevasse x1
Experience Points
500 experience
Skeleton hatching potion
Skeleton hatching potion
Cotton candy blue hatching potion
Cotton Candy Blue hatching potion
Head special fireCoralCirclet

Fire Coral Circlet
This circlet, designed by Habitica's greatest alchemists, allows you to breathe water and dive for treasure! Increases Perception by 15.

Quest LineEdit

Message in a BottleCreatures of the CrevasseNot a Mere Maid

Development and CreditsEdit

  • Release date: July 14, 2015
  • Writers: liorsamuel (and Lemoness)
  • Artists: Kiwibot, Benga, hazel, aiseant, and starsystemic
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