Level 50 hopeless creatures are encountered in the quest. The player must kill all 5 hopeless creatures in the area to make the Bridge of Hope appear. Each one has three forms that must be defeated, each smaller than the last, until it is finally dead. Every time the player eats while fighting a hopeless creature, 75% of its current life points are restored.
These monsters will sometimes attack with ranged during the quest. When poisoned, they do not carry the poison on to their next forms.