A Vampyre Story Author: The_Will Version: 1.0 Date: 21-11-2008 **Some (possibly) helpful tips about this game** * Right clicking on a moving area (red arrow) will instantly take you there. * Pressing space skips a multitude of things: * Instantly finishes moving when used during movement. * Skip to next sequence in dialogue. * Skip any cutscene. * Pressing and holding the Tab key highlights points of interest. * You can turn into a bat by choosing the fly command. This can get you into otherwise inaccessible places. * Lots of things are able to speak, so feel free to question the interior! * The interact options are not always the same. I.e. the 'talk' command is sometimes used for drinking, or simply discussing the object with Froderick. Keep this in mind if you're unsure what to do next. **About this guide** The current version has been written while playing the game. Therefore not every action has been done in the right order and some things may seem illogical to you. There will (probably) be a rewritten walkthrough by me at some point that does things in the correct order, making it easier to find the solution to your problem. In the mean time this will have to do. When I tell you to talk to someone, I suggest you speak about every possible subject. I've written this guide while playing through the game, so I didn't check which specific conversation option is required to trigger an event. That said, most of the conversations are pretty funny anyway, so you might as well read them. ^^ **The Guide** *Chapter 1* Enter the castle through the door on the left. Pick up the rusty sword on the right wall next to the staircase. Go upstairs into Mona's bedroom. Pick up the urn with ashes from the cabinet next to the door. Pick up the flask of Body Oil and the Bottle of Perfume from the dresser beneath the mirror. Pick up the bags of Nuts and Fruits from Froderick's cage to the right of the mirror. Walk over to the left side of the room and pick up the Animal noise Toy from Froderick's Old Toy Box. Pick up the Perfume Refill Bottle from the left side of the bed. This one is sometimes hard to spot; it is located near the bed's closest column. Go back downstairs and enter the torture chamber through the doorway on the right. Pick up the mace from the back wall. Walk down to the other side of the chamber and pick up Mona's Coffin. Walk back to the other side of the room, and go down the short stairs to a pit area. Take the unlit torch from the wall, then try to open the hatch by pulling on the ring. It seems to be stuck, a little lubrication should do the trick! Use the flask of Body Oil on the Hinges. Unfortunately, it only contains enough for one hinge, we'll have to some more oil somewhere else. Leave the pit area and walk down to where you found Mona's coffin. Notice that horrible crushing device there? We should be able to use it to extract some oil from the Bag of Nuts we found in Froderick's Cage. Use the Fruits and Nuts on the Crushing Device, afterwards, use the empty Body Oil bottle on the Crushing Device to collect the dripping oil. Go back to the pit area and use the oil on the last hinge. You should now be able to open the grate. Use the unlit torch on the burning torch on the wall to light it, then throw it down the grate. Now that we can see something, we need to get down there. Mona won't do it herself, but maybe Froderick can be of assistance. Unfortunately even he declines, apparently those green looking fumes smell real bad. We'll have to find some way of getting rid of the stench at some point. Head back to the coffin area and try to talk to the fountain. It doesn't seem to be able to talk because of the water running through his mouth. Try to open Shrowdy's coffin to find out it's locked. Speak to the rats in the right corner of the room. (the glowing eyes in the wine rack) Make sure you ask about the coffin's combination and your plumbing problem. Like proper rats, these rats don't do anything for free. Give them the Fruits and Nuts and they'll sort out the fountain for you. Talk to Ozzy the Fountain and ask him everything to learn part of Shrowdy's combination. Next have a chat with the Iron Maiden to learn the other part of Shrowdy's combination, and find out some things about a book. Ask the rats about the book and they'll tell you you'll have to kill a cat if you want them to give you more information. We'll get to that later. Unlock Shrowdy's coffin using the complete combination. Move the pillow and pick up the newspaper. Now let's see if we can find the gargoyle that holds the key. Make your way over to the bridge with the gargoyle statues. (exit the main hall to the right) The gargoyles are not too excited with us unfortunately, and they will proceed to give you the silent treatment. When politics fail, smack 'em around with something big. The Mace from the torture chamber should do the trick. There we go! Talk to Rufus and ask him everything to find out how to obtain the key. Look at the tower section above Rufus. Fly up to the Turret Bottom to find the source of Rufus's troubles: Edgar. Those clothespicks Edgar uses to hang his clothes seem to be just the thing we need to solve our stench problem! Have a chat with Edgar. Give him the Newspaper and he'll happily give you a Clothespick in return. Go back to the Torture Chamber's pit area. Use the Clothespick on Froderick to make him immune to the foul odours, then send him down into the pit. He's found some lovely Corpse Jerky, which might be just the thing we need to cure Edgar's indigestion. Head back outside and fly up to Edgar's place. Give the Corpse Jerky to Edgar and watch him do what birds do best. See that statue over there? If we tip it over the edge, it would probably land right on top of Rufus! You're not going to be able to push it over with your bare hands though, you'll need a lever of some sort. Use the Rusty Sword on the statue to dump the statue on Rufus's head. Fly down, pick up the key, and use it on the metal door. There's not much we can do here while Shrowdy's holding those two oars, so go up the stairs. Pick up the Sippy Cup from the table to receive a Straw, also pick up the Knife lying near it. Go up another set of stairs into the Baroness's chamber. Pick up a Crayon from the table. Look at the desk at the far end of the room. Examine the Sticky Notes on the desk. Use the Crayon on the notes to reveal a message. No adventure game is complete without a puzzle like this. ^^ The note contains the names of four books, which you can find in the right book- case. We won't need to use these yet, but if you're impatient or too lazy to run back later on, here's what to do with them. Look up the books in the bookcase, one can be found on each shelf bar the middle one. Write down the symbols found on the books written on the note: Top shelf, third book; Second shelf, sixth book; Fourth shelf, sixth book; Bottom shelf, seventh book. Go back to the dining room and exit it to the right to enter the kitchen. Take a can of cat food from the shelf on the left side of the door. Use the can of cat food with the demonic can opener. Can't blame the cat for not eating that I guess. Grab the can of Siamese Cat Food from the shelf and see if she likes that better. Use the butter knife on Pyewacket to remove her collar. Talk to Pyewacket and discuss all subjects. Exit the kitchen and go back to the torture chamber. Give Pyewacket's collar to the rats. In return, they'll give you the names of the two books we need to use. Go back to the Baroness's room and use the Secret Books from your inventory with the book case on the right. Hrm.. that doesn't seem to do anything, I guess that is what you get when you trust a rat. Pyewacket mentioned something about the books as well, maybe she can help us out. Go back to the kitchen and talk to Pyewacket. Afterwards go back to the Torture Chambers and ask the rats at what time they're going to raid the kitchen. Armed with this information head back to the kitchen and inform Pyewacket. In return Pyewacket tells you what you need to do with books. Go back to the Baroness's room and use the Secret Books from your inventory on the book case to open up a secret passage. Enter the secret passage and walk to the centre area. Examine the chalkboard to discover a formula for creating some sort of acid. Walk along and use the Demonic Combination Lock. Have you seen those icons before? They look similar to the ones on the books in the Baroness's chamber. Enter the icons from the books listed on the Sticky Note. From top to bottom: Spiral, Crescent Moon facing up, Curly Z, Green Diamond. The flow of snot has subsided and you are now able to pick up the Book of Shrowds. Open it and play with it until you get an image with pullout tabs. Read the page to find out how to make this potion, then use the pullout tabs to find out the potion is used to animate a golem. An unwritten rule of adventure games is that when you are presented with a formula, there's a 99% chance you're going to have to make it at some point, so let's see what we can do! Open the Refrigerator at the back and pick up every thing you find inside. (Dry Ice, Fertiliser, and three soft drinks) Go over to the Potions Table on the left and pick up all three beakers. See the symbols on the beakers? They are mentioned in the formula: "Purple Hearts, Green Clovers, Orange Diamonds". The formula also mentioned that each concoction is made up of three parts: "1/3 Demon Snot, 1/3 Coloured Drink and 1/3 Coloured Drink". Each symbol colour is a mixture of the basic colours, of which we have softdrinks. Coincidence? I think not! Do some mixing and matching! Let's start with the easy one. Fill the Clover Beaker with Demon Snot by using it (from your inventory) on the Demon Spout at the Potion Table. Next add some Blueberry Sucker Punch, followed by some Yellow D'Mellow. There we go, that's Green Clovers done! Now for the other two. Notice how the red softdrink reacts with the other two when you add it? This is apparently because it's a diet softdrink... yes, that took me a while too. Anyway, head over to the dining room and use the Diet Cherries Gone Wild on the Sugar Bowl. Congrats, you've undieted the drink! Go back to the lab and finish your mixtures. Add Demon Snot to both the Hearts and the Diamonds Beaker. Next add Cherries Gone Wild to both beakers, followed by a splash of Yellow D'Mellow in the Diamonds Beaker and a splash of Blueberry Sucker Punch in the Hearts Beaker, and that's it. Let's go mix things up! The formula says: 'Cool first, warm second, cool last'. Apparently this is the order in which to add the concoctions. Unfortunately, I have not found any way to find out a mixture's temperature, so I resorted to trial and error. Move over to the Bunsen Burner, which is placed on top of the Refrigerator. Add the concoctions in the following order: Green, Orange, Purple. That solves that, now we just have to heat it up using demonic heat. The Demon Snot is warm so let's bring some of that with us. Go over to the Potion Table and fill the Clover Beaker using the Demon Spout. The best place to heat things up is obviously the kitchen. Make your way back to the kitchen and place the Cauldron on the Warm Furnace. Now we just need to turn the fire up a bit. Let's introduce some demonicness to the fire! Throw the Demon Snot onto the furnace to finish the mixture. Go back to the room with the laboratory and exit it to the left. Read the plate on the wall right after entering. It seems those bones belong to a virgin. Just what we need for our potion! Unfortunately, the causeway seems to be stuck. No worries though, we made a big batch of acid! Surely those wooden legs won't survive an attack of acid. Use the acid on the support columns to lower the walkway. Walk across and try to pick up the bones. Have a chat with Shannon's ghost. We'll have to find some way to get rid of her before we can take those bones. Exit to the right and look at the hole in the ceiling. Fly up to it to uncover a hidden passage leading to the Theatre. You can now use this both ways. Make your way over to the bridge connection both parts of the castle. Use your Perfume Bottle on the Lake Monster down below. We can use the empty bottle to create our potion in. Go up to your room and exit to the balcony. Look at the Planter Box covered in snow. Wipe off the snow and inspect the box. There seem to be some plants left in it, we just need to make them grow... quickly. Sprinkle some Fertiliser on the Planter Box. It's still not quite enough, but perhaps some ash could help. Empty the Urn with Ashes on the Planter Box and watch the flowers grow! Pick one of the flowers and use it on the Empty Perfume Bottle. That's 1/4 done, now let us see about the virgin bones. We need to somehow trick Shannon's Ghost into thinking it's morning so she'll go away. Froderick mentioned that Shrowdy had made a Sunrise decor for the Theatre for Mona, perhaps we can use that. Make your way over to the Theatre and try to use the controls. Unfortunately, Froderick has spilt something onto them, and now they're not working properly. Use the Straw from the Sippy Cup on Froderick and use the combination on the Messy Area. Now that the controls are fixed, let's play with the controls a bit. Each lever operates one of the decor pieces. Moving a lever left or right in a position either raises or lowers the decor piece that position corresponds to. To lower the decor we're looking for, use the levers as follows: Move the first lever to the bottom right position. Move the second lever to the top right position. Finally, move the third lever to the middel left position. You should now see a sunny background. Walk over to the stage and use the Knife on the Background to cut out the sunrise. Pick up the cut-out pieces, then go down the secret passage on the right and walk to Shannon's room. Use the cut-out scenery on Froderick and tell him to use it on the windows to Shannon's right. Unfortunately, this isn't quite realistic enough for Shannon. We could simulate some typical morning sounds... like a rooster's call. Maybe we can use that Animal Sound Toy. Use it and set it to rooster, then use it on Froderick, and again, use this combination on the window. Shannon will now believe it's morning and leave the dungeon, allowing you to take the bones. There's just one thing left to do: grind the bones down and add them to our potion. Surely there's some grinding utensils in the Torture Chamber. Go down there and use the Virgin Bones on the Grinder on the right. Use the Ground Skeleton Bones on the Perfume Bottle. Halfway there! Next the Eye of Newt. Did you notice the Coloring Book in the Baroness's Room? Go have a look. On the first page is a nice drawing of a Newt. It's crazy, but it'll probably work: use the knife on the drawing of the Newt and place the cut-out Newt's Eye in the Perfume Bottle. That leaves us with just one thing left to get: Gargoyle's Breath. We know a gargoyle, don't we? Go to the bridge and talk to Rufus. For some reason he seems rather reluctant to help us... I wonder why. If you have a kid, you'll know what to do when someone doesn't want to open his mouth. Yep, you'll have to pinch his nose shut so he has no choice but to breath through his mouth. Unfortunately, Rufus is a bit aggressive, so using our fingers is probably not the best idea. Fortunately, we've still got the Clothespick Edgar gave us. Use the Clothespick on Rufus, and then use your Perfume Bottle on him. Time it so you move your bottle up when he exhales. Simply watch his behaviour for a while if you're having trouble. Right, that's the potion done. Now we just need a golem. Remember the headless clay man in the Torture Chamber? We could probably use that if we could find a head somewhere. Oh right, Rufus, that should do the trick. We just need some way to pick him up without losing our fingers. Something to wrap him in maybe. Enter the castle and pick up the banner hanging over the entrance. Use it on Rufus to carry him to the Headless Clay Man. Use Rufus's Head on the Headless Clay Man in the bottom left corner of the Torture Chamber. Then, spray the magic potion on the Clay Man to bring it to life. ... Well that's just great. Now we've got oars but no boat... or do we? Use Mona's Coffin on the water. Bad Inky! We'll need to figure out some way to get past him. Remember how he reacted when we emptied our Perfume Bottle? He sure didn't like that. Refill your Empty Perfume Bottle with the Perfume Refill Bottle. Unfortunately, Inky is a bit too quick to catch like this, if only we could slow him down. Blobs slow down when they're cold, right? Let's lob this Dry Ice at him and see what happens. That did the trick, he's now slow enough to hit with your Perfume Sprayer, so go ahead and do so! **Chapter Two** After the cutscene and the conversation with the Gypsy lady, we find ourselves at the lakeshore again. Talk to the Constable about all subjects, then exit the area to the left. After another cutscene, exit the wagon and examine the book the gypsy lady gave you. Turn over the pages until you get to Chapter Three. Examine this page to learn a new ability. Use your Vampire Bite on the Constable, then pick up your Coffin. Exit the Gypsy Camp to the right. Read the address on the house on the right to find out this is where the lady selling a horse lives. Try knocking on the door. Mona will not want to enter because of the garlic. Use Froderick on the garlic. That didn't work, we'll come back later. Exit to the right. Open the Stable Gate and enter the Stables. Open the Shed Door and pick up the Saddle Blanket. Afterwards, exit the Stables. Pick up the Snowman across the road from the Stables. Then go to the area to the right. Use the Snowball on the Cross above the door to over it up. Unfortunately though, that doesn't quite do the trick. Look at the Chimney on the right side of the building and fly up to it. Hmm.. looks like we'll have to kill that fire first. Fly down and look at the oily vat on the right. Throw Froderick in for fun, then exit the alley to the right. Talk to the Lady of Low Moral Fiber standing outside the Nail Salon. Cross the bridge and talk to the Constable. Afterwards, enter the Stadium and talk to the guard. Exit the stadium and enter the dark alley on the left of the guard house. Pick up the boomerang on the right, then try to fly through the barred window in the door. If only we had some lubrication... Ah well, exit the alley and leave the city 'centre' through the bottom left corner. Use the boomerang on the garlic next to the door. Now that that's gone, knock on the door and speak to the lady. Guess we'll have to find that key first. Fly down the well on the left and pick up the bucket. Underneath it you can see the key embedded in the ice. Without anything to melt the ice, we'll have to come back later. Fly out of the well. Walk back to the Gypsy camp and fill the well bucket with the stew that's hanging over the fire. Walk back to the village and fly down the well. Pour the hot stew over the key to melt the ice. Hmm.. that didn't work. Maybe we can insulate the bucket. Wrap the Saddle Blanket around the bucket and get another batch of stew from the Gypsy Camp. Back to the well! This time the stew stayed warm and the ice is a problem no more! Pick up the key and exit the well. Use the key on the front door to finally get your horse. While we're at the Gypsy Camp, we should probably check out Madame Strigoi's wagon. Take the Bottle of Ink from the cupboard just next to the entrance. Go back to the village and use the Bottle of Ink on a Snowball. If you haven't got one anymore, you can pick up another one from the Snowman opposite the stables. Make your way to the dress shop and sling the blackened snowball at the cross. That did the trick! Open the door and step inside... I said step inside. You can't? That makes sense. Remember what it said in the Vampire for Dummies book? A Vampire can't enter a private place unless he or she is invited in. Take a look at the sign on the door, it says their closed. Let's invite ourselves in shall we? Turn the sign around. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to work either. Use the sign on the dress shop lady to make her read it out loud, thereby granting you entrance. If you're having trouble targetting her, wait for the fat man to ask for his beer or porkchops, the lady will stand still near the pillar giving you a few seconds to click on her. Now that we're inside, use the baby dress hanging in front of the window. Don't you think Froderick would like that dress? That'll surely come in handy at some point. Talk to the fat guy at the table, then talk to the lady in the kitchen. Looks like we're going to have to put her kids to bed and make sure her husband is well fed before she can help us out. After listening to her story, go up to the loft and talk to Siegfried and Roy. They want to hear a song, but it doesn't look like they appreciate opera. Can't blame 'em I guess. Apparently they want to hear a song that's sung a lot in the Stadium. Let's see if we can find out the lyrics there. The main entrance isn't going to work I'm afraid. Enter the back alley and use grease covered Froderick on the barred door window. Now that we're inside, we'll have to find a way to make the band play 'Who Let the Wolves Out?'. Fortunately, the band's play list is lying right next to the director. Unfortunately, he doesn't appreciate us tampering with it. Maybe we could just talk him into playing it. Meh, no luck either. Head outside and go back to the stadium front entrance. Speak with the Woman of Low Moral Fiber and ask her to seduce the Band Leader. She'll agree to do this but only if you convince Constable Crane. Go back into the alley and follow it all the way down untill you come to an area containing two crates. Move both of them once so that they're more or less in line with each other, furthest away from the open window on the right. Use the baby dress on Froderick if you hadn't done so already, then use dressed up Froderick on Constable Crane to get rid of him. Go back to the Nail Saloon and talk to the Woman of Low Moral Fiber. Unfortunately she hasn't got a ticket, so we'll have to sort that out first. Go back into the alley. Examine the Constable and you'll find a badge. Pick up the badge and exit the alley. In my game the Constable was standing due to a bug, if this happens to you as well, the highlight points for the constable and the badge are in the bottom right corner of the screen. Go back to the Nail Saloon and offer the Badge to the Lady of Low Moral Fiber. After listening to the two of them bickering for a while, you'll be back in control of Mona. Use the 'Who Let the Wolves Out?' song from your inventory on the Play List. Use Froderick on the lady to stop their bickering. Now that the Band Leader is done fooling around, he can finally play our song. After Mona says she has memorised the song, leave the stadium and head over to the Dress Shop. Go up to the Loft and use the song on Siegfried and Roy. Now we just have to fix dinner for the fat man. Fortunately though, one stove has been turned off, this means we can now get into the kitchen using the chimneys. Go outside and fly up to the Chimney. Fly down into the left smoke stacks. There's no way we can open the Flue as a tiny bat. Turn into human form and they open automatically! After being chased outside, head back inside. Try closing the kitchen door. Unfortunately Mina doesn't like that, we need to figure out a way to keep that door closed. Pick up the chair next to the door, then use it on the Kitchen Door to lock Mina inside. With Mina locked in, bite the fat man. It should be alright to release Mina now. Remove the chair and Mina rewards you with the bolts of black cloth. Now that the crosses are covered up, we can enter the cemetery. Enter the small building. Pick up the Shovel and Pickax from the barrel next to the furnace. Examine the Graveyard map on the left wall to find out the location of your grave. Unfortunately Shrowdy shows up to annoy us once again, persistant little bugger. Pick up the bellows standing on the left of the furnace. Then stick the shovel into the furnace. Use the red hot shovel on the door. Unfortunately, there's not enough room for the shovel. Raise the door using the Pickaxe. Throw your perfume bottle on the furnace to spice things up a little. Look through the door window, the water we just melted has frozen already. Use the hot shovel on the window to tip over the water basin, next use the hot shovel on the door to melt the water again, you have now created a puddle inside! Yay you! Use the bellows on the puddle, then use the water filled bellows on the furnace. Now you can escape through the furnace chimney. Pfft... crosses do not challenge us any more! Use Froderick on the wagon. He will steer the wagon... hopefuly in the right direction. Now push the wagon and watch the ending unfold.