The Queste is a challenge set up by the first ExtraOrdinary Wizard, Hotep-Ra. An ExtraOrdinary Apprentice draws either the Questing Stone or a normal stone from the Questing Pot. If the Questing Stone is drawn, he or she must do the Queste. All picked apprentices died, except for Septimus Heap, who completed his Queste, and Syrah Syara, who escaped it.
The true intent of the Queste was that the apprentice would travel to the House of Foryx, where they would tell Hotep-Ra all that had happened at The Castle since he retired. Tertius Fume, seeking revenge on Hotep-Ra for exiling him, corrupted the Queste so that all the apprentices that draw the Questing Stone would be killed before they reached the House of Foryx. After completing the Queste, Septimus chooses to return once every summer to meet with Hotep-Ra.
- Unnamed 19 apprentices (all deceased)
- Syrah Syara, apprentice of Julius Pike (escaped and survived)
- Septimus Heap (survived and succeeded)