Wise Owl is an owl who lives in a tree in the forest near Fleur de Lys, who according to Simon 'doesn't look very wise'. He claims there is nothing he doesn't know and he can remember everything, but he isn't very good with words. He is also an astrologer.

The owl accosts Simon, but quickly forgets what it was he wanted. On waking up, he sheds a feather onto the floor which Simon collects. Then he attempts to give Simon helpful advice, most of which is very cryptic and not expecially useful. The tips he gives are:

  • A Druid's potion can reduce your outlook
  • Very rare things can be found in the mountains

(appertaining to Milrith being found in the mountains)

  • If the goblins can't see you, they can't hurt you
  • A dragon is almost the same size as an elephant

(appertaining to the elephant cold rememdy being used on the dragon)

  • Dwarves love drinking beer
  • Small rocks are often helpful

(appertaining to the rocks outside the mine, outside the goblin fortress, in Sordid's garden, and the fossil in the mountains)

  • Melons and musical instruments don't go well together

(appertaining to throwing the melon at the musician in the forest)

  • There's a magic ring in the river

(appertaining to the ring in the river down from the gorge)

  • If in trouble, try talking to your reflection
  • Look both ways before crossing the street

(irrelevant advice)

  • Brush your teeth after every meal

(irrelevant advice)