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    Blackwell Unbound
    A Walkthrough by Michael Gray
    AKA The Lost Gamer (ilovecartoonssomuch@yahoo.com)
    Copyright 2013
    
    
    For a list of all my various guides, check
    http://the_lost_gamer.tripod.com/guides.html
    
    
    Table of Contents:
    001.  General information
    002.  Characters
    003.  Walkthrough
      003a. Case One
      003b. Case Two
      003c. Endgame Sequence
    004.  Credits
    
    
    
    001-General Information
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    This is a walkthrough for the game called Blackwell 
    Unbound. It is the prequel to The Blackwell Legacy, and it 
    takes place in 1973. Unlike other games in the Blackwell 
    series, it stars Lauren Blackwell as the main character.
    
    To contact me about this guide, use my email address, 
    ilovecartoonssomuch@yahoo.com. Currently, I check that 
    email address about once a month. Make sure the subject 
    is something like "Blackwell Legacy", so I don't 
    accidentally mistake it for spam.
    
    002-Characters
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    Lauren Blackwell: The main character of the game. Lauren is 
    a spirit medium and a chain-smoker. She helps restless 
    spirits pass on to the next world.
    
    Joey Malone: Lauren's spirit guide. He is a ghost of a man 
    from the 1930's, and he helps her save restless spirits.
    
    Isaac Brown: Isaac is a saxophone player whose ghost is 
    haunting the Roosevelt Island Promenade.
    
    Cecil Sharpe: Cecil is a piano player at Johnny Ivory's. He 
    used to be in a jazz band called the C Sharps.
    
    Dwayne: Dwayne is a band manager. He used to manage the C 
    Sharps, and he confirms that both Isaac and Cecil were 
    members.
    
    Joseph Mitchell: A writer at The New Yorker. He interviewed 
    Isaac Brown and Mavis Wilcox, shortly before their 
    respective deaths.
    
    Sarah Brown: Isaac's sister. She and Isaac used to end 
    every performance with a duet together. 
    
    Mavis Wilcox: A woman whose ghost is haunting a 
    construction site that used to be her apartment.
    
    Harriet Sherman: A woman who used to be neighbors with 
    Mavis Wilcox. She was paid to leave the apartment complex, 
    when new owners purchased it.
    
    John Durkin: Mavis Wilcox's husband, who is deceased. 
    
    Sam Durkin: Mavis Wilcox's son, who is studying at Columbia 
    University.
    
    Jack Blackwell: Lauren's brother. She has avoided 
    contacting him for quite some time.
    
    The Countess: A strange old woman, who clearly has mental 
    issues. She is also a spirit medium, though she has long 
    since lost her spirit guide.
    
    003-Walkthrough
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    The game begins with Lauren Blackwell returning to her home 
    and smoking a cigarette. Lauren is upset with her partner, 
    Joey Malone.
    
    The game doesn't really explain what's going on, so here's 
    the backstory. Lauren is a spirit medium, and Joey is her 
    spirit guide. He is a ghost from the 1930's. Together, 
    Lauren and Joey find restless spirits, and they help the 
    spirits move on to the next world.
    
    The controls for this game are simple. Simply move the 
    mouse around and click somewhere to have your character go 
    to that location.
    Sometimes, when you move the mouse over an item, a text box 
    appears. You can left-click to pick up or interact with the 
    item, and you can right-click to examine it.
    
    Lauren doesn't want to move right now. Press the tab button 
    to switch from Lauren to Joey. Move Joey to the left and 
    click on Lauren to start a conversation. Pick whatever 
    conversation topics you want, and eventually, Lauren will 
    be ready to continue.
    
    Switch to Lauren with the tab button. Move your mouse to 
    the top of the screen to see her inventory. Right-click on 
    the case list to examine it. There are only two more cases 
    left to investigate.
    
    You can solve the cases in either order, and in fact, you 
    can solve them simultaneously. To make it easier, I'll 
    discuss the two cases separately.
    
    003a-Case One
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    In Lauren's home, take the polaroid camera on the coffee 
    table and the dictophone on the couch. Leave the house 
    through the front door, then go to the Roosevelt Island 
    Promenade.
    
    A ghost playing the saxophone appears. Try talking to him, 
    and he ignores you. Switch to Joey and try talking to him. 
    Joey has no more luck than Lauren does. As Joey, click on 
    the man's saxophone. The two of them get in a minor fight. 
    The man will hit Joey and mention Johnny Ivory's.
    
    If you talk about Johnny Ivory's to Lauren, she mentions 
    checking the phone book. Exit this screen through the far 
    left, and return to Lauren's home. Click on the phone book 
    on the coffee table and look up "Johnny Ivory" to get the 
    address.
    
    Leave Lauren's home and go to Johnny Ivory's. It's empty, 
    except for a piano player. Talk to him, and he introduces 
    himself as "C". That's a curious name. Switch to Joey, and 
    have him examine the sheet music on the piano. It confirms 
    that C's real name is Cecil Sharpe.
    
    Examine the photographs on the wall. One of them is of the 
    ghost saxophone player. The plaque beneath says that this 
    photo comes from Jambalaya Records. If you talk to C about 
    the photo, he denies knowing anything.
    
    Take a photograph of the photograph on the wall, using 
    Lauren's polaroid camera. Then, leave Johnny Ivory's and go 
    to Lauren's home. Look up Jambalaya Records in the phone 
    book.
    
    Go to Jambalaya Records, then go inside. The man working 
    there is Dwayne. Talk to him if you want. Afterwards, click 
    on the photograph in your inventory, then drag it over to 
    Dwayne. Dwayne will say that the band is called The C 
    Sharps.
    
    Go to Lauren's notes, which is in her inventory. Click on 
    Cecil Sharpe, then click on The C Sharps. Lauren puts these 
    two things together and determines that Cecil was in the C 
    Sharps. Talk to Dwayne about Cecil and the C Sharps, and 
    Dwayne confirms this information. 
    
    Return to Johnny Ivory's. Talk to Cecil and open your 
    notebook. Talk about him being in the C Sharps, then talk 
    to him about the saxophone ghost player twice. Cecil 
    accuses you of being from The New Yorker, and he reveals 
    that the ghost is named Isaac Brown.
    
    Ask Cecil about the New Yorker reporter. Cecil says it is a 
    man named Mitchell. If you solved the other case before 
    this one, you met Joseph Mitchell already. If not, return 
    to Lauren's home and look up The New Yorker in the 
    phonebook. Call them on the phone. Joseph Mitchell doesn't 
    pick up, so Lauren decides to visit him in person.
    
    Leave Lauren's home and go to The New Yorker. She will talk 
    with Joseph Mitchell. Open up the notebook and ask him 
    about Isaac Brown. You need to talk to Joseph Mitchell 
    about Isaac four times, in order to learn about Isaac's 
    sister.
    
    Go to Johnny Ivory's and talk to Cecil about Isaac's 
    sister. He gets upset. Switch to Joey, then click on Cecil. 
    Joey figures that Cecil was in love with Isaac's sister.
    
    Switch to Lauren, then talk with Cecil. Ask him about love, 
    and he admits that he loved Sarah. Talk to him completely 
    about Isaac and Sarah. When you end the conversation, Cecil 
    mentions that Isaac and Sarah used to do a duet together, 
    at the end of every show.
    
    Talk to Cecil again and ask about the duet. He plays 
    Sarah's part of the duet. Ask Cecil about the duet again, 
    then use the dictophone on Cecil to record the duet.
    
    Return to Roosevelt Island Promenade. A crazy old woman is 
    here. She will talk for a while, then she leaves. If you 
    solved the second case first, the woman does not appear at 
    this point.
    
    Use the dictophone on Isaac. He will play along with the 
    duet. He asks if you are Sarah. No matter which answer you 
    give, Isaac will come to grips with his death.
    
    Joey and Lauren help Isaac move on to the next world, and 
    he mentions being killed by an old woman. When Lauren 
    returns to the normal world, the crazy old woman has 
    returned.
    
    Unlike everyone else, the woman can see Joey. She says that 
    she is the Countess, and she claims that she can save 
    souls, just like Lauren. The old woman calls herself the 
    Countess.
    
    Lauren and Joey chase the Countess, but she gets away. The 
    two of them return to Lauren's home. Switch to Joey and 
    talk to Lauren to continue the game.
    
    
    
    003b-Case Two
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    Leave Lauren's house through the front door, then go to 
    53rd and Lex. The gate to the construction site is locked. 
    Switch to Joey, then go through the gate.
    
    A ghost is here. Talk to her to learn that she wants 
    someone to knock on the door first. Click on the gate and 
    talk to Lauren. Ask her for help, then ask her to knock on 
    the gate door.
    
    Luaren does so, and the ghost talks to Joey. The 
    conversation doesn't go anywhere, as this woman is 
    convinced she is inside Apartment D, on the third floor of 
    the building.
    
    Click on the trailer door to go through it. Right-click on 
    the poster to see that Seagram Realty runs the construction 
    site, and right-click on the letter (on the desk) to read 
    it. A Harriet Sherman is unhappy with Seagram Realty. They 
    paid her to move out of the apartment complex, but they are 
    not paying as much as they promised they would.
    
    Go out through the trailer door, then go out through the 
    gate. Return to Lauren's home and use the phonebook on her 
    coffee table. Look up Harriet Sherman, then use the phone 
    to call her. Mention Seagram Realty to her, and she agrees 
    to let you visit her house, provided you have her sixty 
    dollars.
    
    Grab the rainy day jar, which is on a shelf by the door. 
    Leave Lauren's house and go to Harriet's. Lauren gives her 
    the money from the rainy day jar. If you don't have that 
    money, she kicks you out of the house until you get it.
    
    Once you give Harriet the money, you can talk to her. Open 
    your notebook and talk about the construction site ghost. 
    You need to talk to her about the ghost multiple times in a 
    row, to learn that Seagram paid everyone to leave the 
    building. After you talk to her about the construction site 
    three times, Harriet mentions Mavis Wilcox.
    
    Talk to Harriet about Mavis Wilcox six times, to learn 
    Mavis' story. Mavis refused to leave her apartment, and one 
    night, she was killed by an unknown person. Harriet has 
    Mavis' old things.
    
    Close the notebook and ask Harriet for Mavis' things. They 
    are in an envelope, which Lauren picks up. Then say goodbye 
    and leave for 53rd and Lex.
    
    A crazy old woman is here. She will talk for a while, then 
    she leaves. If you solved the first case first, the woman 
    does not appear at this point.
    
    Mavis' envelope is in the inventory. Right-click on it to 
    see it. It contains a letter from a reporter, as well as a 
    picture of her and her son. Her son liked Columbia 
    University, or at least, he's wearing a Columbia University 
    sweatshirt. This lets you know that she has a son.
    
    Have Joey go through the gate, then talk to Mavis. Question 
    her further, and say that you are her son. She welcomes 
    Joey as Sam. You can now ask her about several things. The 
    important thing to ask about is her husband. She says that 
    he was named John Durkin, and he is dead.
    
    End the conversation and leave through the gate. It's time 
    to track down Mavis' son. Switch to Lauren and open her 
    notes (in the inventory box). Click on "Sam" and "John 
    Durkin" to deduce that Sam's name is Sam Durkin.
    
    Return to Lauren's home. We know that Sam likes Columbia 
    University, based on his sweatshirt in the photo. Look up 
    Columbia University in the phone book on the coffee table, 
    then use the phone. Call Columbia University and ask for 
    Sam Durkin.
    
    It turns out that Sam is a student there. He won't talk 
    about his mother, until you tell him what apartment she 
    lived in. Well, from talking to Mavis and Harriet, you know 
    that she lived on the third floor, in the D apartment. 
    Enter "3D".
    
    Talk to Sam about everything, especially his mother's 
    living arrangements. He mentions that he got her a present 
    for Mother's Day, but he refuses to say what it was.
    
    Now, Mavis' letter (which is in your inventory) is from a 
    reporter named J. Mitchell. If you solved the other case 
    before this one, you met Joseph Mitchell already. If not, 
    look up The New Yorker in the phonebook. Call them on the 
    phone. Joseph Mitchell doesn't pick up, so Lauren decides 
    to visit him in person.
    
    Go to the New Yorker, and you can talk to Mitchell about 
    Mavis, five times. He confirms a lot of what you already 
    know. When you talk to him about Sam's present, he says 
    that it was a copy of "Alice in Wonderland_.
    
    Go back to 53rd and Lex. Send Joey through the gate and 
    have him talk to Mavis again. Choose to ask more questions, 
    then ask about Sam's present. As the conversation goes on, 
    Joey convinces Mavis to leave the construction site. This 
    causes Mavis to come to grips with her death.
    
    Joey and Lauren help Mavis move on to the next world, and 
    she mentions being killed by an old woman. When Lauren 
    returns to the normal world, the crazy old woman has 
    returned.
    
    Unlike everyone else, the woman can see Joey. She says that 
    she is the Countess, and she claims that she can save 
    souls, just like Lauren. The old woman calls herself the 
    Countess.
    
    Lauren and Joey chase the Countess, but she gets away. The 
    two of them return to Lauren's home. Switch to Joey and 
    talk to Lauren to continue the game.
    
    003c-Endgame Sequence
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    Joey and Lauren are at Lauren's home. As Joey, talk to 
    Lauren. They try to figure out what's going on with the 
    Countess. Clearly, she is a spirit medium, because she can 
    see Joey. It seems as if her method of saving people 
    involves killing them.
    
    There is only one connection between the two cases: Joseph 
    Mitchell. He interviewed Isaac and Mavis, and shortly 
    afterwards, they were killed. The Countess is trying to use 
    Mitchell as a spirit guide, in that she kills whoever he 
    mentions in his columns.
    
    Leave Lauren's home and go to The New Yorker. You can talk 
    to Joseph Mitchell about many things. In the end, Lauren 
    forces Joseph to write about her.
    
    Lauren and Joey return to Lauren's home. Switch to Joey, 
    then talk to Lauren. When their conversation ends, the 
    Countess knocks on the door. Go to the door and open it. 
    The Countess has read about Lauren in The New Yorker, and 
    she wants to "save" Lauren by killing her.
    
    Talk to the Countess, and a fight will break out. Get the 
    cigarette from Lauren's inventory and use it on the 
    Countess. The Countess will be injured, and Lauren 
    collapses momentarily.
    
    Joey takes over. He talks to the Countess for a bit. Take a 
    step to the left, then talk to the Countess again. She 
    steps closer to Joey. Take another step left, then talk to 
    her again. She steps closer to Joey.
    
    Repeat the process of moving left, then talking to the 
    Countess. Joey will lead her all the way left, to the 
    railing. Lauren will then wake up. Walk to the left and 
    click on the Countess. Lauren pushes her off the railing 
    and kills her.
    
    004-Credits
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    under general information).