GW2 Lost and Found Living Story event and achievement guide

GW2 Lost and Found event and achievement guide. Lost and Found is an event and achievement introduced as the second installment of GW2 Living Story series.


  • March 18, 2013 – two final items added (Logbook and Ship in a bottle), you can now complete the achievement.
  • March 11, 2013 – two more items added – Refugee’s Sword Belt and Refugee’s Compass


General Information


Tier 1 1 Item returned
Tier 2 3 Items Returned
Tier 3 6 Items Returned.

As of March 18, 2013, all items are obtainable and the achievement can be completed.

Note: You cannot turn in an item twice. Once you pick up an item (i.e. goblet) you cannot pick it up again (even if it is at a different location)!

Note 2: There are a fixed number of spawn locations but which spawn location is used is randomized per server. I will attempt to catalog all the spawn locations here. Check them one by one! Remember to hold down ctrl key while looking for them to make it easier.

Diessa Plateau – Refugee’s Sword Belt/Refugee’s Wooden Soldier/Refugee’s Logbook 

Refugee’s Sword Belt, Refugee’s Wooden Solider, and Refugee’s Logbook can be found from a Dirt-Covered Object in Diessa Plateau.



Possible Locations Map

Here is a list of possible locations on one map for easy viewing. For specific locations, look at the list of possible locations below.


Turn in: To turn it in, go to this location in Lion’s Arch and talk to

  • Refugee Malia for Refugee’s Wooden Solider
  • Refugee Lawta for Refugee’s Sword Belt
  • Refugee Barcas for Refugee’s Logbook


Possible Location #1: Dirt-Covered Object at the base of the tower just west of the Butcher’s Block Waypoint


Possible Location #2 & 2b: A bit east of The Wurm’s Gullet, south of Village of Butcher’s Block (thanks Alex for the pics)



Possible Location #3: On a rock outcropping just SE of Halrunting Plains (thanks Poebel for the pic)


Possible Location #4: Check the rocks directly west of Nageling Waypoint and above the renown heart. (thanks Distillia)


Possible Location #5: Very close to location 2&3 (thanks Storm)


Possible Location #6: Very close to Location #4 just north of Oldgate Clearing (thanks Oblivion)


Possible Location #7 & 7b: Just north of Location #1, north of Village of Butcher’s Blocker (thanks Riordani Loreseeker)



Possible Location #8: North east of Village of Butcher’s Block (thanks Daniel Clark)


Possible Location #9: Slightly east of the waypoint north of the Village of Butcher’s Block (thanks Gralo)


Possible Location #10: North of the Waypoint at Village of Butcher’s Block. (thanks Bozwai)


Possible Location #11: Right next to location #8 near Village of Butcher’s Block (thanks TungNing)


Wayfarer Foothills – Refugee’s Goblet/Refugee’s Compass/Ship In a Bottle

Refugee’s Goblet, Refugee’s Compass, and Refugee’s Ship in a Bottle  are both located under Snow-covered objects.


Possible Locations Map

Here is a list of possible locations on one map for easy viewing. For specific locations, look at the list of possible locations below.


Turn in : Go to this location near Farshore Waypoint in the SE corner of Lion’s Arch and talk to the following NPCs to turn in your items.

  • Refugee Kirk for Refugee’s Goblet
  • Refugee Cravia for Refugee’s Compass
  • Refugee Biron for Refugee’s Ship in a Bottle


Possible Location #1 and 1b: Look for a snow covered object in Wayfayer Foothills. I found my just west of Solitude Waypoint up north in Wayfarer Foothills


There is another possible location for snow-covered object just south of 1, 1b.


Possible Location #2: There is another snow covered object east of Crossroads Haven Waypoint


Possible Location #3: There is another one NE of Vendrake’s Homestead, near the ice.


Possible Location #4 &4b: North of The Icesteppes, around the bend in the path. (thanks Alex for the pics)


Possible Location #5: This location is quite close to location 4. (thanks Distillia for the pic)


Possible Location #6&6b: Just east of Dolyak’s Pas (thanks Poebel & Echoen for the pic)


Possible Location #7: South of Solitude Waypoint, very close to possible Location #1 (Thanks Echoen for the pics)


Possible Location #8: Very close to Location 4 &5 (thanks Abigail Sage)


Possible Location #9: East of Vendrake’s Homestead Waypoint (thanks Vukly Aura)


Possible Location #10: Slightly north of location #1 and #7 (thanks Slayrah)


Possible Location #11: Southeast of Vendrake’s Homestead Waypoint (thanks Macro Bread)


Possible Location #12: Just slightly north of Location #6 (thanks aj_robins)


Possible Location #13: West of Dolyak Pass (thanks Allidos Dowen)


  • Rummie

    Just an aside – none of those locations have the pieces on Maguuma. We found a piece in Wayfarer Hills in a completely different area. :-/ Maybe this is server specific?

    • hmm interesting

      • Rummie

        Maguuma server: – pictures of where you can find them on the map –



        • Joyce

          ahh rummie thanks! i found it there too <3 And Dulfy, when you add this achievement to your list for the day, it says 6 in total to complete 🙂

        • Rummie

          The first picture is where I found the wooden block for the kid charr. The second picture is where I found the goblet for Kirk in LA.

          • Cool thanks, i added them in 🙂

      • Eve

        The one in diessa i could find at that spot, but the locations in wayfarer dont contain the objects so i think Rummie is right, Im on whiteside ridge

      • Slur

        Definitely looks server specific. On Fort Aspenwood, the Soldier is
        located just north of Butcher’s Block waypoint, and the Goblet is
        located in Dolyak’s Pass.

    • moose

      On Far Shiverpeaks these 2 items are also in different areas

    • Noxistar

      Same for me on Dzagonur (DE) . The Wooden Soldier Thingy in Diessa Plateau was at an other location, whereas the Chalice in Wayfarer Foothills was on the same location as shown in dulfy’s pics.

  • poebel

    It seem like the objects are distributed randomly over the map, found mine at different locations

  • It seems like the item locations are randomized on servers.
    I definitely found both the soldier and the goblet on different spots than the ones marked in these maps.

    • Interesting, if you can let me know the locations you found them that would be great. Maybe it has a set of spawn points but where they spawn could be randomized per server

  • codemite

    Snow covered object seem to have several positions. I found one just south of Solitude Waypoint.

  • Siegg

    Yeah, the one east of Crossroads Haven in Wayfarer Foothills isn’t showing up. Playing on Tarnished Coast. Might be server specific

  • Distillia

    Diessa Plateau is wrong according to where I found the toy soldier frame. Directly west of Nageling WayPoint, in front of the rock (left larger set of rocks) above the renown heart.

  • Just a report, on Sorrows Furnace server, I found the toy solider just to the east of Caravan Wreckage POI in Oldgate clearing in Diessa.

  • Distillia

    Diessa Plateau is wrong according to where I found the Refugee’s Wooden Soldier. Directly west of Nageling WayPoint, in front of the rock (left
    larger set of rocks) above the renown heart. Checked out the spot indicated on this post, nothing is there. Others on map chat have also complained about that.

    • Thanks, got a pic of it perhaps?

    • Distillia

      Sorrow’s Furnace

      • Cool thank you 🙂

    • Distillia

      Sorrow’s Furnace – sorry the uploader is throwing me off… I had both on the previous comment, only one showed up though QQ

  • Z

    Tier 3 appears to be 6 items returned. The achievement tracker lists the amount collected out of the amount needed for the final tier for me, and not out of the immediate goal.

  • poebel
    • Awesome thank you

  • Dr Steve Brule

    Are there supposed to be 6 items? Where’s the other 4?

    • Not sure yet

      • nadrian3k

        The NPCs in LA must have some clues. There have to be 4 other npcs like the ones we turn the items to, that give us info.

        • Dr Steve Brule

          the only other one in the refugee camp with a speech option was the grawl.

          • dumdumdum

            The 2 in hoelbrak have some clues, 1 talks about a homestead ( dolyak homestead where we found the first, another about a caravan , no idea where) . Same for black citadel 2 with different clues

      • Aczy

        If the achievement is at 33% after 2 object, i think are 6 in total.

        And to answer Dr Steve Brule question, the other 4 are coming in the next parts of the Living Story.

  • Spatoni

    Thanks for the guide!
    These seem to have multiple spawning locations or something? Or maybe it’s different for every server? Because I searched for both things myself before looking at this guide and found them in completley different locations. (Haven’t checked the locations you listed though)

    • There are a number of fixed spawn locations but which one is active on which server/overflow is random 🙂

  • Rummie

    Errr – after the patch, the locations of the items on this server changed to be in another location (one that was mentioned on here). Maguuma’s Wayfarer goblet is now found here:

  • Storm

    Location of the soldier thingy on Jade Sea

  • Fingerlol

    I have take goblet (wayfarer) and soldier (diessa) now I change map, I’ll find the object but can’t take it Oo…. anyone have ideas?

    • Once you take an object, you cannot take it again

      • Fingerlol

        and how I can to get another items?

        • I think right now you can only get 2 items so far. No one has found the 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th items yet

  • There are only 2 items at the moment. Go to the camp in Lions Arch. Only 2 refugees ask for items and the guardsman even tells you about the snow-and-dirt covered objects in Way or Dess (but does NOT mention any other place).

  • Distillia

    Sorrow’s Furnace objects changed locations. Diessa Plateau: Location 2 Wayfarer: Can’t find on any of the mapped locations

    • Sam Wilds

      on Sorrow’s Furnace the Wayfarer one is a little west of #4 right up against the cliff-face

      • Sam Wilds

        and the one in Diessaa Plateau is a little bit west of #2 again against the cliff face

  • Jonathan C Dickinson

    I have a hunch that food of some kind will be needed for the grawl chieftan (LA), and a note from his friends or something for the charr (Black Citadel). I poked around for the food around maw but found nothing. A refugee with dialog is also missing from Hoelbrak, so might need to find a refugee there: that gets us to 5.

    • Distillia

      I was thinking the same thing, been through Black Citadel and Hoelbrak real quick, nothing yet. Maybe after the 2nd re-patch?

      • Jonathan C Dickinson

        There is a charr refugee (red armor) with dialog in Black Citadel.

  • Fugiazi

    wooden soldier north of butchers block WP on FoW

  • classy

    it is said that they’re losing their things on their way west to LA…

    Lornars Pass is between hoelbrak and LA. so there could be something

  • Echoen

    Here’s another spot for Wayfarer’s. It’s on top of rocks to the east of location #1

    crop as needed 😀

  • Found another one if no ones spotted it yet

    • got it, thank you 🙂

  • Guest

    Found another one if no ones spotted it

  • Guest

    Another toy Soldier location near caravan wreckage in Diessa Plateau

    • Oblivion


  • Echoen

    Here’s an additional picture for possible location #6

  • Ruinn

    Heres another location for the “Dirt Covered Object”. Check the map in the lower right

  • henry

    You only have 2 missing items to return for now.

    “When further phases of the event unlock, and the refugee area in Lion’s Arch grows in size, you will find new people to talk to who may also be missing items.

    You will find the lost items in areas where the new Living Story events are spawning in the world, usually near the invader portals or invader vehicles. Note: in the event of a new build or server restart, the locations for the lost items may change.”

    • thanks, we can all stop looking now 🙂

  • which server is this for the item catalogued?

  • Vukly Aura
  • Avrilliest

    fantastic. thank you. and so fast. Same day!

  • Gralo

    Another location in Diessa Plateau. Found on Kaening.

  • Avrilliest

    So even though my Hero LIving Story says “2/3 refugee possessions returned” — I’m done until the next release? Don’t want to spend more time hunting for something other than the goblet and toy soldier if not necessary. Or is it tiered? i.e., once you get two you need three? Thanks for helping.

    • Yes you are done for now until the next phase, whenever that activates.

  • Bozwai

    Dirt covered object north of Butcher’s Block Waypoint

  • Slayrah

    Found one slightly north of locations #1 and #7 on Wayfarer.

  • TungNing

    Dirt covered object

  • wysospirit

    There will be 2 more patches = 4 items = 6 items in 3 patches.

    • Actually I think we will get this achievement done before the next patch. So keep an eye out next monday for example. Usually that was when new stuff came out with the last living story

  • Guest

    South of [Vendrake’s Homestead Waypoint]

    • Marco Bread


      • Jeremiah Johnson

        This is where it was on Maguuma 2/27

      • Cool thanks for the pic

  • Jeremiah Johnson

    The one on Maguuma was on #5 as of 2/27

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  • Tsubodai

    Damn you’re awesome! I love this site!

  • asj911

    I have checked every location on Yak’s Bend, and am yet to find either of these. I have checked several times and still nothing. Probably wasted 3 hours. Is this thing bugged?

    • Hawks

      I had the same experience on TC, so I got mine by guesting on other servers.

  • miyo

    Everything is done,but i got no reward other than achievement, same for everyone ?

  • Lost

    Um, you forgot to mention where to turn them in.

    • No, at the bottom of each item, there is a thingie in bold called Turn in, it has a sentence and two pictures attached with it. Did you miss that?

    • Lost

      My bad, just noticed the turn in section at the bottom of each. I would suggest putting this in the general section. 🙂 Sorry about that.

      • np, thanks for the suggestion. I moved them up a bit so they should be easier to see now 🙂

  • aj_robins

    There’s another one in Wayfarer Foothills, just north of #6:

  • Allidos Dowen

    More one i think. 🙂

  • New item to turn in on progress bar just wondering if anyones found yet?

  • Briguy

    Thank you so much, this was really helpful.

  • Vicious

    I just found another location in Wayfarer Foothills with the snow covered object. South of Dolyak’s Pass Waypoint.

  • Miff

    diessa plateau #7 was slightly off for me. i found one at just left of it, south of the renown heart. unsure if it’s #7 being off, or just a totally different location. cheers.

  • Nadua

    Thank you so much for the info and the pics!

  • Win-T

    I found another location of dirt covered object, not far from #2 on Diessa Plateau.

  • Xystus

    I found another location. Just NW of #2 for the Wooden Soldier

  • Aczy

    Seaferer’s Rest: Based on the screenshots:
    Refugee’s Wooden Soldier: #8
    Foothills – Refugee’s Goblet: #13

  • Van

    just east of the one you have in your guide, great guides btw they make life easier lol

  • Nice.

  • Louis

    Here another in Dolyak’s Pass. Little more SE of #6.

  • Walaco

    had trouble with the 1 in diessa but found it thanks to ur map here r the picks from Ruins of Surmia server(EU)

    • Walaco

      hmm the 2nd pick seems to be lost so putting it here

  • As of today (March 11), I got a Refugee Swordbelt on a spawn location in Diessa Plateau, I think they unlocked more of possessions to be found

    • thanks I will check it out 🙂

  • Ash’

    I haven’t managed to return the two new objects when I give back ​​the belt, the compass has disappeared from my inventory and I can not get the compass in Wayfarer Foothills again.
    And I’m still 3/6 on my success.
    someone has got the same problem ?

    • Nothing

      same here, did you find a solution?

      • Nell

        I returned the belt before even going to get the compass and now I can’t get the compass at all.

      • Ash’

        I went back the next day and I was able to retrieve the object again.
        So problem solved for me 🙂

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  • Thalei

    Afraid I don’t have a screenshot for you at the moment (will see if I can grab one later) but found a new locations in Wayfarer Foothills (this was on the server Piken Square for those interested)

    On the map of Wayfarer Foothills that you posted it’s between location #9 and #11, just South of Vendrake’s Homestead on the
    west shore of the frozen river. If you’re traveling from the Homestead
    it’s right before you reach the trees.

  • Aerrindis.2730

    On Isle of Janthir Server I found the Sword Belt on Diessa Plateau near #2 spot by the boulder.

    On Wayfarer, I found it in a totally different place than what the map shows for the first object. (I found another spot at # 11 that was clickable but unable to take so that must have been the goblet’s location and I had that one already. This one was up against the cliff where the Savir shoot down just across from location #4 on the map and between the two Savir roadblocks.

    • Aerrindis.2730

      As of March 18th on Isle of Janthir server:

      The Logbook in Diessa was near #2 just a small bit north and west of where the sword belt is, up on a raised bit of ground.

      On Wayfarer the Ship in a bottle is right at #2 east of Easthaven Waypoint on the raised outcrop (dead refugee lying near)

  • Mike

    Here’s the location of the compass and sword belt on Blackgate as of March 17. The compass is just southeast of [Vendrake’s Homestead Waypoint] and the sword belt is just southeast of the caravan wreckage (nearest waypoint is [Nolan Waypoint]).

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  • Guest

    I got 4/6 right now!

    • You can get 6/6 now 😀

  • For Tarnished Coast on March 18 before the daily reset, the Ship in a Bottle is in location 1b in Wayfarer, the logbook is in location #7 in Diessa. ,

  • Fireskye

    So I went out to find the two newest items today (ship in a bottle & log book), and while I located them, I got the message, “You had a lost possession, but it’s back with its owner now.” Anyone else run into this a well? I’ve already collected and turned in the other four last week.

    • figjam

      saame here 🙁

    • You might have found the location for the old objects. They are still around and under snow/dirt covered objects. Try and see if you can find another.

      • Fireskye

        Ahh! I got the last four all in the same day, so there were no extras, and I didn’t even think of that. Very true, thanks!

  • Zero

    Another one a little southwest of #2 🙂

  • Good Guy Hanky§

    Found an other location.. 🙂

  • Bites

    Another location close to #11 in Wayfarer Foothills

  • Ezlira

    I found another spawn place for the 2nd Diessa Plateau.

    I can also see another object in the distance

  • Vorpal Rend

    Just south of #1 off the cliff. took a little while to find it because every other one was spot on according to your guide (THANK YOU BY THE WAY!)

  • Fowidner

    is it still possible to get item 3 and 4 after u can get item 5 and 6?

    • Yup, they are just in different locations from 5 and 6

  • LoveDakota

    it seems as though theres another location for the

    “Diessa Plateau – Refugee’s Sword Belt/Refugee’s Wooden Soldier/Refugee’s Logbook”

    Under the cliff by the watch tower

  • notsohappy

    Yeah 5/6.. Barcas not Refugee Fivel took the logbook from me… I want to rant/vent but maybe I just did something wrong….

  • Meka Silverstone

    Refugee Fivel is actually Refugee Barcas in game. I spent way to long searching for Fivel and he is incorrectly named…Even gw2 wiki said Fivel was actually a npc looking for the logbook

  • Chris Farshadd

    You don’t turn in the log book to Fivel, you turn it in to Barcas

  • Escildan

    Dulfy, you should be proclaimed Tyrian national treasure. Thanks for this!

  • Juidd

    I think i destroyed one of the items a couple of days ago =(. Does that mean I can’t get it back?

    • I think you can still get it as long you didn’t hand it in to the NPC

  • ReleasetheD3m0n

    I found 2 here & here…

  • Kamyl

    Location 8 🙂 west of the place on the pic which is in article 🙂

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  • Mr Corpser

    here is anotehr

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  • brittas

    none of these locations helped even the ones in the comments

    • brittas

      well the wayfare foothills ones anyways

      • Zareh

        I found #4 & #5 in Wayfarer Foothills yesterday and also just a few mins. ago.

  • Zareh

    Does anyone have a clue as to when these items respawn? I found 2 in Wayfarer Foothills yesterday morning and none in Diessa Plateau. I checked again just now (over 24 hours from when I first looked) and it’s still the same 2 in Wayfarer Foothills and none in Dissea Plateau. I also checked all areas yesterday afternoon as well, and it was still the same. Thanks for any help!

  • Fuuubar

    I cant find any snow coverd, i have tried to guest on 2 servers but still none 🙁

  • Ayisigi

    Dulfy :)thank you very much… I dont know what would I do without your great explanations.. thanks a lot :):):):)

  • Andrewski The Booski.5134

    i found 2 around location number 2 1 behind rock and one by heart

  • DjWeideman

    Thank you SO much guys. I was pulling my hair out trying to find some of these. Definitely check out some of the alternate locations posted here, as that was where I found ALL of the items in Wayfarer HIlls.

  • disqus_19N2TrYYAq

    am i still able to collect those items?

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