Mystery of the Earl – Game Introduction

Welcome to the Mystery of the Earl walkthrough on Gamezebo. Mystery of the Earl is a hidden object/adventure game played on the PC created by Fun Linker/Aero Hills. This walkthrough includes tips and tricks, helpful hints, and a strategy guide to how to complete Mystery of the Earl.

How to Use this Walkthrough (Please read)

  • This walkthrough is meant to be used as a guide to assist in solving mini-puzzles and acquiring all items in order to complete the game.
  • Play the tutorial offered at the beginning of the game.
  • Inventory objects will be written in bold. The walkthrough will state, “Use the inventory item on the blah blah,” because it assumes you have the item. If you don’t have the item, on your keyboard, press CTRL+F (at the same time). In the text box, type the name of the item you are looking for and press ENTER. This will scan this page for the appearance of that word.
  • Yellow circles – Indicate inventory items (or pieces of inventory items).
  • Yellow stars – Areas to closer investigate.
  • White circles – Diamonds.
  • Pink circles – Items of interest that get added to your diary.
  • Red circles – Active areas that require an inventory item.
  • Zooming in on areas are exited by clicking the bottom of the scene but above the item list (when the cursor turns to a down arrow).

Gameplay and Tips

  • This is a hidden object adventure game. You will move from location to location picking up items to use in order to proceed in the game.

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  • Hidden objects/finding inventory items – At the bottom of your screen are the items you need to find in each scene. You are either provided with a list, a silhouette of the item to find or an amount of items to find.
  • Silhouetted list – Often the silhouetted items are broken into pieces and you must find them all to complete the item. To the right of each silhouetted item is a number which tells you how man pieces the item is broken into it and how many pieces you’ve found. For example, 0/3 means there are three pieces you have found none. 0/1 means the item is whole. Found pieces fill in the silhouette. Once you have found all the pieces, the item is added to your inventory to be used elsewhere in the game.
  • Lists – A list of items to find is provided at the bottom of the screen. Click on the item to cross it off the list. At the end of each hunt, an inventory item is added. Items written in gray mean you have to zoom into an area for a closer look. Move your cursor around the screen and when it turns into a magnifying glass, click to take a closer look. To leave the zoomed in area, hover your mouse at the bottom of the scene but above the item list until it turns into a down arrow, then click. These zoom in areas will be indicated by a yellow star.
  • Amount of items – The bottom of your screen will display the amount of items you need to find. For example, you will be told to find 15 flowers, etc.
  • Items collected will be added to your inventory (located at the right of your screen). To use an inventory item, click on it and click on the active area it needs to be used.

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  • Active areas are circled in red. Hovering your mouse over an active area causes it to be highlighted. Click on the item and a text box will appear. This will give you a clue as to what inventory to use on it.
  • Hint system – Click on the Hint button and April, the help fairy, will point out an item to find. Click on April herself and a hint will be given via a text bubble. Note the hint system will not point out diamonds. When not searching for items, the hint function will tell you where to go next.
  • Diary – The diary is at the bottom right of your screen. Items found in the scenes get added as diary entries. Diary items are indicated by a pink circle in the screenshots.
  • Mini-puzzles – You will often have to solve puzzles in order to progress. Skip will complete the puzzle and move you forward. There seems to be no penalty. Note you cannot leave a puzzle once it has started.
  • There is no timer or point system.

Diamonds

  • Each scene contains 10 diamonds. They will be indicated by a white circle in the screenshots.
  • Collecting all of the diamonds unlocks screensavers. It does not provide you with anything in terms of gameplay. There are no trophies awarded.
  • The right side of the screen counts how many diamonds are left to find in the scene.
  • The Help function will not point out diamonds.

Starting the Game

  • Profile allows you to add a new profile (player).
  • Options allows you to adjust the volume to the sound, music and ambient. You can also change the full screen mode and the custom cursor.
  • Exit quits the game.
  • Credits allow you watch the game’s credits.
  • Screensavers shows you the available/unlocked screensavers.
  • Play starts/continues the game.

Walkthrough – Introduction

  • The game offers you a tutorial. Play it! It instructs you to pick up the two pieces of the broom. Then take the broom from the inventory and sweep up the leaves. To sweep the leaves, click on them and wave the broom around the pile to move them. You get a piece of scissors/garden shears.

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  • Take the two pieces of scissors/garden shears and the three pieces for the hairpin (all indicated by yellow circles). Pick up the 10 diamonds (white circles). Click on the diary item (pink circle).

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  • Use the garden shears on the bush and take the bluebird. Put the bluebird in the nest. Doing this gets April, the help fairy.

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  • Find the 15 flowers. To leave the area, go south.

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  • Find the items listed in black and four diamonds. Zoom into the table (left yellow star).

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  • Find the items listed in black and two diamonds. Leave the area. Click on the boxes (right yellow star).

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  • Find the items listed in black, four diamonds and the diary item. Click on the pink box (left) to get the garter and the coral box (right) to get the gloves. (If necessary) leave the area.
  • Once you have found all the items, a cutscene automatically starts.

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  • Take the object pieces (yellow circles). Click on the boxes (yellow star).

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  • Take the object piece (yellow circle). Click on the blue box to take the knife handle. Click on the pink box to take the snuffer piece. You should now have the completed snuffer in your inventory. Leave the scene.

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  • Use the snuffer on the candle to take the knife piece. Click on the table (yellow star).

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  • Take the object piece (yellow circle). Use the knife on the drawer. Click on the drawer to start a mini-puzzle.

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  • Mini-puzzle – Find the 10 gold keys. Move your cursor around the drawer to move the contents and locate the keys. Click on a key to take it. In the screenshot above, the location of the keys are indicated by a yellow “X”.
  • Mini-puzzle – Match the key to its lock. Look at the key shape and try to guess the correct lock. Or just pick up a key and try and put it into every lock until it takes.

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  • The door key is added to your inventory. Leave the scene.

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  • Use the flask to fill the glass on the bedside table. The potion is added to your inventory. Give the potion to Mary. Use the door key to unlock the door. Exit through the door.

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  • Go north to the cottage.

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  • Take the ten diamonds.

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  • Find the items.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. You will have a complete trowel and crowbar in your inventory.

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  • Use the trowel on the plant box and get the last seed piece. Use the crowbar on the loose floorboard to get an empty ladle piece. Give the seeds to the hen to get the last empty ladle piece. Use the empty ladle on the barrel of water. Use the now full ladle on the fire. A box appears. Use the hairpin. Read the note.

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  • Take the ten diamonds and diary entry (heart locket).

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. You will have a complete portrait in your inventory.

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  • Put the portrait on the frame on the wall.
  • Mini-puzzle – Jigsaw puzzle. Click and drag the torn painting pieces to recreate the portrait. Start with a corner piece and work from there.
  • Solution:

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  • You get a ribbon piece. Leave the scene (south) to go to Christian’s chamber.

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  • Find all the marbles.

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  • Take the ten diamonds.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. You will have a complete magnet in your inventory. Click on the wall mirror (yellow star).

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  • Take the stool piece. Leave the scene.

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  • Use the stool to get the handkerchief. The clothes pile is added to your inventory.

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  • Put the clothes pile in the drawer. Use the magnet on the rug. The completed sword is added to your inventory. Leave the scene (west) to go to Christian’s parlour.

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  • Use the sword on the chair’s cushion to get a ribbon piece. Use the ribbon on the curtain to get the whip piece. Use the whip under the chair to get the last golden angel piece. The golden angel is added to your inventory. Leave the scene (south) to go to Christian’s chamber.

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  • Click on the wall mirror (yellow star).

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  • Place the golden angel above the mirror.
  • Mini-puzzle: Match the sequence. The gems around the mirror will light up. Once the sequence is over, click on the gems to repeat the sequence. When you are finished, go through the mirror into the secret room.

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  • Find all the magical symbols.

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  • Take the ten diamonds.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. The completed gem and heavy broach are added to your inventory.

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  • Use the gem on the book on the floor. Use the heavy broach to break the jar on the ledge. The completed statuette is added to your inventory. Put the statuette in the middle of the symbol on the floor.
  • Mini-puzzle: Press the buttons in the correct order to turn off the light. Pressing a button will darken or brighten a pie slice on the wheel. First, press a button and note which pie slice it affects. Depress the same button to reset the slices. Perform those steps for all six buttons. Now take note of what each button does.

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  • Button A affects slices numbered 1, 4, 5, 7, 8. Button E affects slices numbered 1, 2, 5, 6. If you press button A, the slices darken. If you then press button E, only 2, 4, and 6 stay lit as it affects (i.e., moved) slices 1 and 5. Since slice 5 is only affected by buttons A and E, both buttons cannot be in the final combination. Use logic and press the various buttons.
  • Hint: Only three buttons are needed.
  • Solution: F-A-C.
  • Read Christian’s note.

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  • Talk to the maid.

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  • Find all the clocks.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. Click the table (left star).

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. Leave the scene. Click the gift boxes (right star).

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. Leave the scene. The completed painting and spell are added to your inventory.

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  • Put the painting on the wall. Go out the garden door.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. The completed magic wand, stone and lily bulb are added to your inventory.
  • Give the magic wand to the fairy queen. The completed growing powder is added to your inventory. Go north to the cottage.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. The completed cloak and frame are added to your inventory.

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  • Put the lily bulb in the pot, then add the growing powder to get the lily. Add the lily to the barrel of water.Use the stone on the vase to get the sickle. Leave the scene and return to your chamber.

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  • Put the frame on the oval painting. Use the sickle on the candle to get the candle. Click on the table (yellow star).

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  • Put the candle on the mirror, then put the spell on the mirror. Leave the scene and return to the cottage.

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  • If you haven’t already, add the lily to the barrel of water, then use the spell. Add the cloak to get the enchanted cloak.

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  • Take the ten diamonds and diary entry.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. The completed cleaning rag and candle stick are added to your inventory.

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  • Use the cleaning rag on the dirt above the door. Use the fire to light the candle stick to get a lit candle. Use the lit candle on the envelope to get the final book piece. Put the book on the shelf. Go down to the witch’s lair.

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  • Find all the fairy wings (they look like butterflies) and the diary entry.

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  • Take the ten diamonds.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. The completed chest key, trowel and sand are added to your inventory.

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  • Put the sand in the burning urn to get the last censer piece. Hang the censer on the wall. Leave the room (east) to return to the drawing room and then go into the cursed bedroom.

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  • Find all the spider webs.

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  • Take the ten diamonds.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. The completed poker is added to your inventory.

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  • Use the chest key on the chest, the trowel on the bear and the poker on the fireplace. The completed amulet, diary entry and paperweight are added to your inventory. Leave the room (east) to return to the drawing room.

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  • Use the paperweight on the hourglass to get the final ring piece. Use the ring on the small chest.

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  • Find all the lock pieces.
  • Mini-puzzle: Repair the lock by clicking and dragging the pieces into their proper position. Note it is unnecessary to click and hold and drag the piece, simply select an item by clicking on it, then move it to its position.

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  • Start with the gears. Using the screenshot above, match the piece’s number to the location number.

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  • Now position the bolts and slider. Note not all pieces are used.
  • Go down to the witch’s lair.

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  • Use the amulet on the vase.
  • Mini-puzzle: Match the wings to the right fairy. Hover your cursor over the wings to sort through them. Find the wings that match the outline of the fairy’s wings, click to select and put them on the fairy. If you are correct, the wings will attach, if not, the wings will go back in the pile.
  • Note there is no need to click and drag, just click to select. There are five fairies.

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  • Find all the items.

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  • Take the ten diamonds and the diary entry.

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  • Take all the objects you can. The completed helmet is added to your inventory.

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  • Put the helmet on the knight (far left). Leave the room (west) and go into the library.

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  • Find all the scrolls.

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  • Take the ten diamonds and diary entry.

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  • Take all the objects you can. The completed ladder is added to your inventory.

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  • Use the ladder on the shelf. The completed tapestry is added to your inventory. Leave the room (east) and return to the castle hall and go to the observatory (door on the second floor landing).

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  • Find all the items.

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  • Take the ten diamonds.

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  • Take all the objects you can. The completed dagger is added to your inventory.
  • Click on the hanging parchment.
  • Mini-puzzle: Place the zodiac discs in their appropriate slot. If you don’t know your zodiac symbols and don’t feel like looking them up, just pick a disc and try and place it in every position until it fits.

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  • The completed gear is added to your inventory.

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  • Put the ornament on the drawer to get the last octant piece. Use the octant on the globe and use the gear on the telescope. The completed lens is added to your inventory. Leave the room (small door) to return to the castle hall.

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  • Use the dagger on the loose tile and put the tapestry on the wall to complete the strings. Click on the harp (yellow star). Note, I have no idea why that huge diamond is in the screenshot.

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  • Place the strings on the harp.
  • Mini-puzzle: Play the harp. Pluck (click on) the strings according to the order of the symbols above it (seed to a flower). Leave the scene and go through the castle and into the library (far left door).

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  • Use the key on the globe.
  • Mini-puzzle: Rotate the discs to complete the picture. Each disc only rotates itself. Start with the smallest disc to match it to the middle disc (that can’t move). Once it’s in position, it locks and can’t be moved again. Continue until all the discs are completed. The completed feather duster is added to your inventory.
  • Use the feather duster on the wall painting. The completed magic potion is added to your inventory. Put the lens on the magnifying glass. Leave the scene (east) and go through the castle hall and up into the observatory.

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  • Use the magic potion on the paper.

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  • Take all the water drops.

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  • Take the ten diamonds.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. The completed broom, potion book and hook are added to your inventory. Leave the room (east) and go to the cellar.

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  • Take the ten diamonds.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. The completed shaft is added to your inventory.

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  • Use the broom on the garbage pile on the floor. The completed opener is added to your inventory. Use the potion book on the hanging herbs to get the herbs. Put the bag of herbs into the barrel of water to get the potion. Use the opener on the barrel (far left) to get the completed comb. The crown jewels are also found.

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  • Find all the jewels. Leave the room (west) to return to the dining hall.

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  • Use the comb on the pelt, use the potion on the sleeping monk and use the shaft on the small door near the ceiling. This gives you the completed rope. Leave the room (east) to return to the cellar.

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  • Use the rope on the pulley mechanism, then use the hook. Go down into the dungeon.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. The completed crown is added to your inventory. Leave the scene (west) and enter the library.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. The completed potion and shield are added to your inventory. Put the crown on the bust on the left. Leave the room (east) to go into the castle hall and go to the observatory (door on the second floor landing).

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. The completed medallion, feather and scythe are added to your inventory. Leave the scene and return to the castle hall.

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  • Put the shield back on the wall to get the last ring piece. Oil the knight’s visor to get the last lens piece. Use the scythe on the valance. Leave the scene (west) to return to the library.

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  • Put the medallion on the bust on the right. Use the feather on the book to get the map. Use the map on the globe. Leave the room (east) to go into the castle hall and go to the observatory (door on the second floor landing).

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  • Use the lens on the telescope. Use the ring then the potion on the mechanism to get the lever. Leave the scene to return to the castle hall.

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  • Use the lever on the pulley mechanism to get the crystal piece. Leave the room and go to the observatory (door on the second floor landing).

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  • Place the crystal in the mechanism to charge it. Leave the room (east) to go into the castle hall and go to the observatory (door on the second floor landing).

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  • Use the charged crystal on the new bookshelf.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. The completed leaves, ½oz weight and corkscrew are added to your inventory. Leave the scene (south) to go to Christian’s chamber.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. The completed edelweiss, measuring glass and chisel are added to your inventory. Leave the scene and go through the secret room (yellow star).

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. The completed mandrake root and pipette are added to your inventory.

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  • Use the corkscrew on the bottle on the shelf. Use the ½oz weight on the scale. The completed snake venom and ash are added to your inventory. In the mixing glass, add the snake venom, ash, leaves, edelweiss and mandrake root. Leave the scene and go through Christian’s chamber to his parlour.

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  • Use the chisel on the desk to get the bottle. Use the measuring glass on the bottle (far left) to get the potion base. Leave the room (east) to return to Christian’s chamber.

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  • Use the pipette on the inkwell to get ink and put the potion base on the window sill. Leave the scene (west) to return to Christian’s parlour.

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  • Put the ink and potion base in the mixing glass, then use the bottle on it. The completed potion is added to your inventory.

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  • Take the ten diamonds.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. The completed twine, jug and horn are added to your inventory.

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  • Use the horn to replace a torch to get the final sword piece. Give the potion to Christian.

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  • Take all the bags of gunpowder.

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  • Put the twine on the gunpowder (back of scene). Go through the newly opened door to the cultic cave.

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  • Find eight bats, then go through the door (yellow star).

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  • Find the remaining seven bats.

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  • Take three diamonds.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. Leave the scene (south).

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  • Take four diamonds.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. The completed hammer is added to your inventory.

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  • Put the jug on the jar. Leave the scene (yellow star).

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  • Use the hammer on the icicles to get a glass piece. Use the amulet on the doorway. Go through the doorway.

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  • Take the remaining three diamonds. Take all the object pieces you can. The completed glass is added to your inventory. Put the glass on the centre area, then add the sword. The completed cell key is added to your inventory. Leave the scene and return to the dungeon (south then west).

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  • Use the cell key to free Christian.

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  • Take all the object pieces you can. The completed tweezers, brush, onion and bottle are added to your inventory.

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  • Use the tweezers on the owl to get a feather. Use the brush on the framed photograph to get a sigh from the witch. Use the bottle on the witch to capture the sigh. Use the feather on the framed photograph to get laugher from the witch. Use the bottle on the witch to capture the laugher. Use the onion on the framed photograph to get tears from the witch. Use the bottle on the witch to capture the tears. The bottled emotions is added to your inventory. Add emotions to the crystal ball.

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