This is just a bit of help for those who would like to become a "Super-Sleuth" in R.William's "Colonel's Bequest". It gives you the answer to all your notepad's "blanks", and how to get those answers. Before giving you the way to fill all your notepad's "blaks", I shortly explain here the story of Sarah Crouton (as I know many people have been having problems with that part of the game). You will start to discover this sad story in the chapel, by removing some strange flooboards with your crowbar. There you will find a Bible, and a letter, which (I summarize) gives you 2 hints on how to discover ??? something. One referes to the armor in the hallway (oil the helmet, then open it, in order to find another message, as well as valve handle) and the other to the bell (oil it, then pull the rope with the cane found in one of the secret passages at 9:00. DON'T stand under the bell! You will find a crank). You will then be able to access a secret passage in the hedge garden, using the valve handle on the base of the statue, and you will be able to explore this secret passage using the crank in a wall (there's a big hole, you can't miss it). You will enventually access the Crouton's crypt and in the tomb of Ruby Crouton (who doesn't exist, since he's not mentioned in the family Bible. open the tomb with the crowbar) you will find jewels. Solving those puzzles, is not necessary to end the game, but very important to become a "Super-Sleuth". OK, now to the notepad (you need to have all these answers to become a "Super- Sleuth") PERSON BEFRIENDED * Celie (get her necklace from the doghouse [throw the bone to the dog] and give it back to her, from 9:00) TOOK FOOD ITEM FROM * Kitchen (bone in the icebox) * Celie's Cabin (get the carrot, after you've befriended her) * Jeeves' room (crackers beside J's bed. Room can be accessed first at 8:15) TOOK USEFUL ITEM FROM BODY OF (always type "search body" when you find one) * Lillian * Clarence * Wilbur (VERY important item) PEOPLE FOUND MURDERED (when you notice there's been a murder somewhere, you've got to find the body before the clock strikes the next quarter) * Gertie (in the garden, near her bedroom) * Wilbur (often in the chapel) * Gloria (in the gazebo or in the well) * Ethel (often in the rose garden) * Fifi & Jeeves (in Fifi's room) * Clarence (often in the bathroom. Look for the body before reading his diary) * Lillian (Hedge Garden) FOUND SECRET ENTRANCE/EXIT IN * The hallways (pull the armoires, the mirror...) * Hedge garden (use the valve handle on the base of the statue. You will need a lit lamp to go down there [the lamp can be taken after having given a carrot to Blaze, the matches are on Clarence's body]. I advise you to explore this passage as soon as you get the matches, otherwise you will come too late to save the Colonel) * Basement (use the crank to go further in the secret passage) OBJECTS USED MORE THAN ONCE * Crackers (give one to Polly every hour) * Oilcan (oil the armor's helmet and the bell) * Lillian's Diary (read it, then examine it with the monocle. It's in L's suitcase at 1:00) * Monocle (found on Wilbur's body, useful to examine many objects) * Crowbar (to remove the floorboards in the chapel and to force Ruby's plate in the Crouton's Crypt) TOOK OBJECT FROM SUITCASE OF * Lillian (at 1:00) VALUABLE OBJECT TAKEN * Jewels (that's the reward for solving the Sarah Crouton mystery) RELIGIOUS ARTICLE DISCOVERED * Bible (remove the floorboards near the pulpit with the crowbar. That's how begins all the Sarah Crouton story) ITEMS REQUIRING CLOSE SCRUTINITY (i.e : type "look at <object> with monocle") * Bootprint in mud (in the billiard room at 10:00) * Sleeping powder bottle (in the bathroom basket, at 12:00) * Broken record (in the game room at 10:00) * Glass (in the parlor at 12:00) * Cognac decanter (in Fifi's room at 9:00. Examine it again at 12:00) * Diary (in Lillian's suitcase at 1:00) * Handkerchief (outside Gertie's room at 8:00. Don't forget to examine it when you get the monocle) * Rolling Pin (somewhere in the garden at 11:00) * Cigar (WHAT ! IS BILL CLINTON IN THE GAME ? OK, just kidding, the cigar is the Colonel's and can be found in one of the secret passages at 10:00) * Poker (in the library at 9:00) PEOPLE WITH GAMBLING HABITS * Wilbur & Clarence (you can see them in the garden, outside the study, at 8:00. Follow them in the house until they decide to go to the dining room. Spy on them using the secret passage, you will overhear a very interesting conversation) * Rudy (this one's stupid : at the very beggining of the game, go to Ethel's bedroom [to the right] and ask her about Rudy) PEOPLE GUILTY OF EMBEZZLEMENT * Wilbur & Clarence (same thing as the "gambling habits") PEOPLE WITH A TELLTALE SCENT * Lillian (look at her when she's using perfume in the bathroom, at the beggining of the game) * Fifi (look at her, in her room, at exactly 11:00) * Clarence (look at him when he's smoking, for example in his room at 9:00) * Col Dijon (look at him when he's smoking) PERSON REFUSING TO SELL SOMETHING * Ethel (overhear, thanks to the secret passages, a conversation between Clarence and Gertie, in the parlor, during Act I) PEOPLE ROMANTICALLY INVOLVED * Col Dijon (spy on him, in his room, during Act I) * Jeeves (watch the dining room at 10:45) * Gloria & Clarence (overhear a conversation Rudy and Gloria have in the game room during Act I) * Fifi (No comment. Is that how Roberta Williams imagines the French ?) PERSON WISHING TO END AN AFFAIR * Gloria (see "peple romantically...") HAS EMBARRASSING MEDICAL HISTORY * Gloria (see "people romantically...") OBJECTS WHICH CHANGED LOCATION (look at the object in both its old and new location. You can also check it disappears) * Derringer (in the study / stolen at 1:00 / found near Lillian's body) * Dagger (in the study [cabinet] / disappears at 12:00 / ends up in Clarence's chest) * Cognac decanter (in the parlor / in Fifi's room) * Wilbur's bag (on Wilbur's bag / disappears at 9:00 / you find it in the Colonel's room, at the end of the game, just before going to the attic [I know it may seem illogical to go to the Colonel's room when you hear he's being killed in the attic at the same time, but you need to if you want to become a "Super-Sleuth"]) ULTIMATE LOCATION OF MOST BODIES * Basement (you find a nice pile of bodies in the secret passage under the hedge garden) PEOPLE WHO STRUGGLED PHYSICALLY * Col Dijon (with Rudy, in the attic, at the end of the game. Well, try to be quick enough if you want to find him still struggling) * Clarence (with Rudy, in the garden [near the statue] during Act IV * Fifi (with Rudy, in her room, at 9:30) * Rudy (that guy's violent, isnt'he ?) PERSON WITH SURPRISING SECRET * Col Dijon (spy on him [secret passage] at exactly 9:00) PEOPLE WHO USED SECRET PASSAGES * Col Dijon (you find his cigar at 10:00) * Lillian (you can smell her perfume in one of the passages at 11:15) ONE WHO MURDERED THE MOST PEOPLE * Lillian (shoot Rudy!) TIME OF THE FIRST VISIT TO THE ATTIC * 9:45 (the key is in the small canon, on the fireplace. you have to go to the attic as soon as possible in order to be a "Super-Sleuth") Well, that's all, I hope it will be of some help.
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