Tapestry Shred
Tapestry Shred
Item details
Item type: Quest Item
Quest: see text description
Campaign: Prophecies

The Tapestry Shred is a Pre-searing token of Gwen's appreciation given to the player after she receives enough gifts of her own. Gwen will accept Red Iris Flowers, a new Flute, and a Small Girl's Cape after you have retrieved her Broken Flute. It has no inherent value in the Prophecies campaign.

Acquiring a Shred

The cheapest way to earn a shred is to retrieve Gwen's Broken Flute, buy her a replacement, a cape, and give her three Red Iris Flowers. Gwen will give you a shred as long as the last item you give her is an Iris. (However, see the bug note below.)

This item stacks.

Warning: The following text contains spoilers relating to the plot of the Prophecies and Eye of the North campaigns.


If you have this item in your inventory and you enter your Hall of Monuments, a dialogue will appear with Gwen.


You say you are from the South? You look strangely familiar.


We met long ago. I have something of yours.


So many feelings. So many memories. The Ebon Vanguard needs us. We'll talk again after that matter is settled.

Once the quest The Missing Vanguard is completed, talk to Gwen with this item in your inventory, she will take it from you and give you the quest Then and Now, Here and There. Note that taking Then and Now, Here and There will remove the Tapestry Shred from your inventory.


Bug Bug! You will not be able to get the shred in Pre if you enter a zone teamed with any player who has already received one. Worse, this bug is communicable: if you join up with anyone who has already been bugged, you will catch the bug yourself and will not be able to get the tapestry. The only safe work-around is to make sure you get the shred before you join any other party.

Historical note Historical note: At one time, Gwen would take all the Red Iris Flowers in your inventory, giving you credit for only one. Currently, she only takes one at a time. Historical note Historical note: In game rumors have long suggested that you needed give Gwen the Small Girl's Cape or dozens of flowers. This is not true now (and it is not clear if it was ever true).

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