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The Head of the Snake (achievements)

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the achievement category. For the release, see The Head of the Snake.

The Head of the Snake (achievements) is an achievement category for achievements earned during the The Head of the Snake story and within Lake Doric.

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The Head of the Snake (Story Journal)
Total achievements: 41 Heart of Thorns mastery point 97Achievement points


  1. ^ Chum Chucker: Take Chum from the Chum Bucket to the northwest of the Restore normalcy in New Loamhurst heart, or grab a Rotten Fish found west of New Loamhurst near the shore, and hurl them at any White Mantle around New Loamhurst. (White Mantle enemies during the Defeat the White Mantle attacking Seraph troops or Destroy the Jade Cannon events will work.)
  2. ^ Honorary Crew Member: Originally players needed both the White Mantle and Skritt events of defending the SS Pinkeens events to succeed without losing any cargo to obtain the achievement. While was later changed to only require one to be completed without losing cargo, however the text was not updated to reflect the change.
  3. ^ Paying Respects: Go to Soren's Rest and kneel in front of the graves.
Under Siege: The completion description references "Siege of Lake Doric" rather than the Eyes on Lake Doric mission.
Chum Chucker: Throwing chum buckets or rotten fish at Hermit Crabs, Crab critters, or hostile mobs spawned by Fishing Cages will also progress the achievement.


  • The achievement name "It's a Trap" is the well-known single line by the Star Wars series' Admiral Akbar, which later became an internet meme. The flavor text also references another line spoken by the same character.
  • The achievement name "Riddle Me This" is in reference to the same introductory phrase of the Riddler villain in the Batman series.
    • The flavor text on "Riddle Me This" is in reference to a well known line from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, where the third question before being allowed to pass was "What is your favorite color?", which was still somehow answered incorrectly by one of the characters.
  • The achievement name "Gems of the Beach City", as well as its description, are direct references to the setting and characters of the cartoon Steven Universe.
  • The achievement name "Not All Who Wander Are Lost" is probably referencing a poem by J.R.R. Tolkien form The Fellowship of the Ring called The Riddle of Strider, where it says "Not all those who wander are lost;".
  • The flavor text on "Those Giant Hands" references the line spoken by Logan Thackeray during Defending Shaemoor right after defeating the earth elemental in that instance
  • The achievement name "It's a Sabotage" and its description are references to the Beastie Boys song Sabotage.
  • The flavor text on "A Fly in the Ointment" references a spoken line by John McClane in the movie Die Hard.
  • The flavor text on "Courtly Discourtesy" is a play on a line from Dr. Strangelove (Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!)