Walkthrough by LSterling

Updated: 01/01/70 | Printable Version

12/30

              The Colonel's Bequest Hints and Tips

               Written by: Lord Sterling & AvaTar

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                    Walk Through (ACTS)

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What to do in ACT ONE:



Question Ethel.  Watch Lillian put  on perfume in  the bathroom.

Push the armoire to discover the secret room; spy on Lillian and

Ethel. Spy on Fifi and The Colonel. Look at Dr. Wilbur's bed and

doctor  bag. Look  at the  Colonel's cigar.  Look at  Clarence's

cigar. Move  the Grandfather clock  and the mirror;  spy on Rudy

and Gloria. Spy  on Clarence and Gertrude. Look  at the decanter

of cognac.

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Tasks needed to be completed before proceeding to ACT TWO:



Go into the Colonel's bedroom  and see him with Fifi. Downstairs

you must see Gertie and Clarence talking in the Parlor. See Rudy

and  Gloria in  the Billiards  Room. Later,  you must see Gertie

asleep in her room

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What to do in ACT TWO:



Look  on the  floor near  Gertie's room;  get the  hanky. Search

every  dead  body  you  find.  Look  at  The  Colonel's weapon's

collection.  Move  the  mirror  and  the  Grandfather  Clock  to

discover  secret rooms;  spy  on  Clarence and  Wilbur. Question

Lillian. Get the soup bone. Toss the bone to the dog. Search the

dog  house. See  Wilbur sitting   alone in  the Library.  Spy on

Clarence and Gloria.

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Tasks needed to be completed before proceeding to ACT THREE:



See  Wilbur and  Clarence arguing  with each  other outside. See

Lillian and  Celie in the  kitchen together. See  Wilbur reading

alone  in the  Library. You   can also  find Gertie's  dead body

outside the Billiards Room.

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What to do in ACT THREE:



Move  the mirror,  the Grandfather  Clock, and  the armoires  to

discover secret rooms. Find the cane in the secret room. Get the

poker in the  library. Spy on The Colonel.  Search Wilbur's dead

body; get  the monocle. Examine  any piece of  evidence you find

using the monocle.  Watch Lillian play in the  Playhouse. Spy on

Gloria.  Get  the  crackers  from  Jeeves'  room. Talk to Celie,

question her,  return her necklace. Get  the carrot from Celie's

house. Look  at Dr. Wilbur's bed,  look at his doctor  bag. Find

the attic key hidden in The Colonel's room. Ride the elevator to

the attic, read the newspaper. Look  at the clothes in the trunk

in the attic. Check this trunk again later in the play. See Rudy

and Fifi fight.

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Tasks needed to be completed before proceeding to ACT FOUR:



Discover Lillian  in her playhouse reading  to her dolls. Notice

Gloria alone in the Billiards  Room. See Rudy and Clarence argue

in their  guest room. See Rudy  and Fifi together. You  can also

discover Wilbur's dead body in the stable.

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What to do in ACT FOUR:



In the Billiards  Room, examine the record and  the mud with the

monocle.  Get  the  cigar  butt  in  the  secret passage. Search

Gloria's dead body. See Clarence  and Rudy fight. Feed a cracker

to Polly the Parrot. See Fifi  and Jeeves kiss. Catch Lillian in

the Weapon's Cabinet.

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Tasks needed to be completed before proceeding to ACT FIVE:



Catch Lillian looking at  the Colonel's weapon collection. While

exploring  outside  you  must   see  Rudy,  Clarence  and  Ethel

wandering around.  You can also  discover Gloria's dead  body in

the Gazebo.

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What to do in ACT FIVE:

                      

Find the  rolling pin while  exploring the grounds.  Examine the

bootprint with the monocle. Get  the crowbar and the oilcan from

the Carriage House. Search Ethel's  dead body. Watch Fifi put on

make-up. Spy on  The Colonel and Lillian. Smell  the faint aroma

of perfume in  the secret room. Notice Rudy  eating alone in the

Dining Room.  Notice Clarence drinking alone  at the bar. Notice

The Colonel without his wheelchair.

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Tasks needed to be completed before proceeding to ACT SIX:

                                                         

See Lillian with The Colonel in  his room. See Rudy eating alone

in The Dining  Room. See Clarence drinking alone  in the Parlor.

Go into  The Colonel's Room when  he's not around. You  can also

find Ethel's dead body in the Carriage House.

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What to do in ACT SIX:



Search the wastepaper basket in the bathroom. Examine the bottle

with the monocle. See Lillian  hiding something in her suitcase.

Search Jeeves' and Fifi's  body. Thoroughly examine the decanter

of cognac. See Clarence writing at his desk. Spy on Lillian when

she's  alone; spy  on Clarence.  Feed a  cracker to Polly. Watch

Rudy petting Beauregard.

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Tasks needed to be completed before proceeding to ACT SEVEN:



See  Lillian  hiding  her  diary  in  her suitcase. See Clarence

writing at his desk. See  Rudy outside with Beauregard. Knock at

Celie's front door.  You can also discover that  Jeeves and Fifi

have been murdered, upstairs.

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What to do in ACT SEVEN:



Feed  a  cracker  to  Polly.  Read  Clarence's  notebook. Search

Clarence's  body.  Read  Lillian's  diary.  Take  note of what's

missing from The Colonel's  weapon's collection. Pray with Celie

in  the Chapel.  Watch Lillian  playing in  the Playhouse again.

Enter  the  secret  underground  passageway  through  the  Hedge

Garden,  discover   the  dead  bodies.  Find   the  next  secret

passageway. Use the crowbar to  pry Ruby's vault open. Unbar the

door to get out. Catch Rudy searching Lillian's room.

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Tasks needed to be completed before proceeding to ACT EIGHT:



See Lillian  in her playhouse  again acting very  bizarre. Go to

the  Chapel and  pray with  Celie. Read  Clarence's journal. See

Rudy searching Lillian's room.  You can also discover Clarence's

dead body.

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What to do in ACT EIGHT:



Search Lillian's  dead body, find the  key. Get the gun  and the

bullet. Load the gun. Go into  the attic through the door at the

top of the stairs. Shoot Rudy.

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Tasks needed to be completed to finish ACT EIGHT:



Find Lillian's  dead body in the  Hedge Garden. Hear a  fight in

the attic.

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                   Basic Detective Skills

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About The Colonel's Bequest:



Colonel's  Bequest is  a PLAY  divided into  8 "acts." There are

several tasks you MUST accomplish in  each act to cause the play

to progress.

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How to progress through the "acts":



In  every act  there are  certain tasks  you must  accomplish in

order for the play to progress to the next act.

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How to "spy" on  people and find  out what's really  going on

behind  those closed  doors? Everytime  I walk  into a  room and

interrupt a conversation, the people stop talking!



Push on  either armoire upstairs  to move it.  Discover a secret

room. You are able to peek through the eyeholes of the portraits

to spy on  anyone in the bedrooms. Do  this often throughout the

play. Downstairs, push on the Grandfather Clock or the mirror to

eavesdrop on conversations.

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How to closely examine the items you've found. What to use to

yourself:



A real  detective is never  without a magnifying  glass! You can

find  a monocle  on Wilbur's  dead body  and use  it to  examine

evidence in much the same way.

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                Information on each character

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Information on the Colonel:



The Colonel smokes a cigar, take  note of it. Spy on the Colonel

when he doesn't know you're watching. Spy on him when he's alone

with Fifi  and again when  he's alone with  Lillian. Spy on  him

when he gets out of his wheelchair to stoke the fire!

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Information on Lillian:



At the beginning  of the play, watch Lillian  in the bathroom as

she puts  on perfume. Spy  on her private  conversation with her

mother, and again speaks to The Colonel. Question her when she's

in  the  kitchen  with  Celie.  Startle  her when she's snooping

through  the  Colonel's  weapon's  collection.  Note her bizarre

behavior  when she's  alone in  the Playhouse  (more than once).

Towards the end of the play, read her diary.

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Information on Ethel:



Question Ethel at  the beginning of the play.  Notice her hanky.

Spy on  her private conversation  with Lillian. Spy  on her when

she's drinking alone. Watch her stumble around drunk outside.

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Information on Gertrude:



Spy on her private conversation  with Clarence. She sure has the

goods on  him. She knows all  about his affair with  Gloria, his

desire to buy Ethel's land, and his Racehorse scam. You will see

her napping in her bedroom early on in the evening.

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Information on Gloria:



Spy on her  when she speaks to Rudy.  Discover that she's having

an  affair  with  Clarence.  Discover  that  she's  concealing a

medical problem  from the past.  Watch her threaten  Dr. Wilbur;

watch her  break Clarence's heart.  Watch her as  she sits alone

listening to the Victrola.

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Information on Rudy:



Spy on him  when he speaks to Gloria. Spy  on him when he speaks

to Clarence. Take note of  his relationship with Clarence. Catch

him  trying  to  kiss  Fifi.  Watch  him  eat  alone.  Catch him

searching Lillian's room. I wonder why Beauregard likes him.

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Information on Clarence (the attorney):



Clarence smokes  a cigar, take  note of it.  Spy on his  private

conversations. He  has words with  Ethel, Rudy, Wilbur  and with

Gloria. He has  a racehorse scam going with  Wilbur, he's having

an affair with Gloria, and he  has a fight with Rudy. Notice him

drinking  alone. Notice  him writing  in his  notebook. When you

find him dead, search his body for the matches.

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Information on Wilbur (the doctor):



Notice Dr. Wilbur reading alone in the Library. Gloria threatens

him regarding  her secret medical past.  Spy on his conversation

with Clarence. He has a racehorse  scam going. When you find him

dead, search his body for the monocle.

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Information on Jeeves (the butler):



Jeeves  keeps to  himself. You   discover that  he is  having an

affair with Fifi.

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Information on Fifi:



Note that  she carries a  hanky. She wears  perfume. Spy on  her

when she's  alone with the Colonel.  Rudy tries to kiss  her but

she  wants nothing  to do  with him.  You discover  that she  is

having an affair with Jeeves.

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Information on Celie:



Find the Healing Necklace that Celie  lost and she will make you

her  friend. Visit  her at  her home  more than  once during the

play. Pray with her in the Chapel.

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What to do with Blaze (the horse):



Get a carrot from Celie and feed it to Blaze.

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What to do with Beauregard (the dog):



You  can  find  a  soup  bone  in  the  icebox  and  toss  it to

Beauregard. When he's eating it, search his doghouse.

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What to do with Polly (the parrot):



You can find  some crackers in Jeeves room.  Feed them to Polly,

one cracker each act.

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              Things you can do in various rooms

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What to do in the Parlor:



You can  overhear private conversations going  on in the Parlor.

Notice the decanter of cognac on  the bar. Later in the play you

will notice it is missing.  Clarence drinks alone in The Parlor.

Also note, Polly the parrot is in the Parlor.

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What to do in the Billiards room:



You can overhear private conversations going on in The Billiards

Room. Gloria likes to sit in here and listen to the Victrola. At

a certain time during  the play, you may discover  evidence of a

struggle  in this  room. Closely  examining some  evidence could

give you a clue as to who the murderer is.

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What to do in the Library:



You may notice Wilbur reading alone in the Library. At a certain

time during the play, you may discover evidence of a struggle in

this room. Closely examining some evidence could give you a clue

as to who the murderer is.

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What to do in the Study:



The Colonel keeps his Weapon  Collection in the cabinets and his

derringer on the  desk. Take note of what  weapons he has. Later

in the play, take note of  what's missing. At a certain point in

the play you discover Lillian searching through the cabinets.

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What to do in the Kitchen:



You see  Lillian talking to Celie  in the kitchen. You  can also

attempt to talk to Celie. Get the soupbone from the icebox.

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What to do in the Dining room:



Private conversations  sometimes occur in  T he Dining  Room. If

you are  able to eavesdrop you'll  learn some interesting facts.

At one point you find Rudy eating alone.

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How to enter the Attic, what to do in there:



There are two ways to get into the attic. When The Colonel's not

around, you  can find the  key to operate  the elevator controls

and ride  up to the  attic. Look through  the trunk full  of old

army clothes and read the newspaper. In the eighth act, you will

find another key on a dead body. Use that key to enter the attic

through the door at the top of the stairs.

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How to enter the Basement, what to do in there:



Towards the end of the play you discover a secret passage in the

Hedge Garden that leads to  the basement. Locate the small metal

plate on the  wall. Insert the crank into  the metal plate (take

the  crank off  the bell).  Turn the  crank to  discover another

hidden passage.

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What to do in the Upstairs Bathroom:



In  the beginning  of the  play you  are able  to watch  Lillian

putting on  perfume in the  bathroom. Later in  the play, search

the wastepaper basket.

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What to do in the Colonel's bedroom:



You  can  see  different  people  having  conversations with The

Colonel-Fifi  talks  with  him  and  even  kisses  him (hmmmmm).

Lillian also has a conversation with The Colonel. You can search

for the  elevator key when  The Colonel is  away from his  room.

Notice The  Colonel's cigar. Try to  spy on The Colonel  when he

doesn't know you're watching.

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What to do in Lillian's room:



Towards  the  end  of  the  play  you  will  see  Lillian hiding

something in  her suitcase. When  she's not around  you discover

it's her  diary! Still later,  you can catch  Rudy searching the

room.

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What to do in Ethel's room:



There is not  much that occurs in Ethel's  bedroom. You can talk

to her at the beginning of the game.

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What to do in Gloria and Gertie's room:



In  the early  evening you'll  find Gertie  napping in her room.

Later you will discover signs of a struggle in this room.

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What to do in Dr. Wilbur's room:



Notice Dr. Wilbur's  bag on his bed. Later  you will notice it's

missing.

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What to do in Clarence and Rudy's room:



Rudy and Clarence  argue in their room. Later,  Clarence naps in

his room.  Late in the  night, you see  Clarence writing at  the

desk. When he's  not around you are able to  read his diary. You

will also see signs of a struggle and a bloodstain on the floor.

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What to do in Fifi's bedroom:



At first  you notice nothing  suspicious in Fifi's  room (except

when Rudy's around). Later in  the play, however, you discover a

murder  here!  Search  carefully  for  any  clues  or  evidence.

Thoroughly examine the decanter of cognac.

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What to do in Jeeves bedroom:



Jeeve's room is in the cellar.  Get the crackers that are on the

table.

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What to do at Celie's house:



Visit Celie more than once during the play. When she invites you

in for a chat, get the carrot.

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What to do in the Chapel:



Use the crowbar (that you found in The Carriage House) to pry up

the loose floorboards and find an old Bible. Come back later and

pray with Celie.

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What to do in the Cemetary:



There is something in the tomb,  but you can't get to it through

the  cemetary.  You  must  take  the  secret underground passage

through the Hedge Garden.

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What to do at the Playhouse:



Twice  you  discover  Lillian  in  the  Playhouse with her dolls

acting in a very bizarre manner.

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What to do at the Stable:



You  need to  get the  lantern. First,  you must  feed Blaze the

carrot that you got from Celie's house.

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What to do in the Carriage House:



You need  to get the oilcan  and the crowbar. You  can sometimes

discover a dead body here.

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What to do at the Bell Tower:



Climb  the  ladder  and  oil  the  bell  (find  an oilcan in the

Carriage House). If you can't reach  the rope, use the cane that

you find  in the secret  passage. Get the  crank from the  bell,

you'll need it.

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What to do at the Hedge Garden:



You will see  a small square shaft on the  statue of the dancing

nymph. Insert the valve handle into  the shaft (you can find the

valve handle in the suit of  armor). Turn the valve handle, then

turn the  statue. Towards the  end of the  play you will  find a

dead body  in the Hedge Garden.  Search the body to  find a key.

Get the derringer and the bullet.  Load the gun. Near the end of

the play you will also  discover a SECRET UNDERGROUND PASSAGE in

the Hedge Garden that leads to the basement.

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                        Other Tips

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Whgat to do with the suit of armor:



Oil the visor.  (You can find an oilcan  in the Carriage House.)

You'll find a small metal valve  handle inside the armor. Use it

on the statue in the Hedge Garden. Or you can Oil hand.

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How to open the cellar door near the doghouse:



At the  beginning of the play,  the doors won't open.  Come back

later and you will be able to go inside.

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How to ride the elevator:



Search The Colonel's  room when he's not around.  Find the brass

key inside the miniature cannon.  Look at the elevator controls.

Using the key you will be able to ride up to the attic.

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                   ACT 8 (The Final Scene)

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What to if I find the Colonel, and he is dead...:



Time is critical, you need to  move a little faster. You want to

interrupt the fight  in which the Colonel is  killed. Try again,

this time: after discovering Lillian's body, get the gun and the

bullet... load the  gun. Search Lillian for a  key, then QUICKLY

go to the attic.

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You witness the struggle  in  the  attic  between Rudy and the

Colonel, and Rudy wins... What you should have done:



It's probably not  a good idea to passively  watch. Did you find

the gun?  Get the gun and  bullet in the Hedge  Garden. Load the

gun. Shoot Rudy!

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You witness the struggle  in  the  attic  between Rudy and The

Colonel, and you shot the Colonel.. Did you do the right thing?



Nope. Next time  don't shoot The Colonel.... shoot  Rudy and see

what happens.

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You witness  the  struggle  in  the  attic  between Rudy and the

Colonel, and you shot Rudy.. Did you do the right thing?



Wise choice... You did the right  thing! Rudy was trying to kill

The Colonel.

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