2018: Walkthrough by: Louis Koot
This English translation by: Dick Leeuw
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1: The Lower Floors of the Academy:
5: The Nigilis Tree:
the Nigilis Seed:
Walk to the right and then click on the stone staircase that goes up to the dining room door. Lydia then comes to stand between the middle and the rear niche in the Bay window. Now click middle left and Lydia will be next to the stone staircase. At the bottom of your screen you see the top of the garden staircase again. Click there and Lydia stands in front of the green bed and at the top of the garden stairs.
There is a staircase in the bottom left of your screen.
Through that staircase you can go up to the gigantic Dragon Statue. But you will
not do that. Walk down the stairs and then straight on over the garden path to
the stairs at the bottom left. The garden path then goes to the left and then
further around the corner and runs all around the Dragon Statue.
You see the giant Dragon standing on its six-sided plinth. Via a staircase you can go up to the tower that runs around the dragon. We do not do that yet. You also see an Island. You can go to that little island via a bridge. On the Island you see a Stone Circle with 3 smaller circles in the edge. There you have to plant the Nigilis Seed. A deep, but dry, moat runs around the island. So there is no water in the canal now. To the left of the bridge is a round stone platform with a pillar on it. There is a big handle on that platform.
Double click on the
Island and Lydia goes up the island via the bridge and she stands before the
the 3 smaller circles you see a symbol. Zoom in on each of those 3 smaller
circles and then listen to Lydia.
In the 3 smaller circles you see a symbol. Zoom in on each of those 3 smaller circles and then listen to Lydia.
The green symbol represents the Seed. The blue symbol represents water and the brown symbol means light.
Lydia has to plant the Seed, but to allow the tree to grow Magic Light and Magic water must be brought to the seed.
Click with your Gears in the middle of the big circle
and ..... Lydia will automatically plant the seed in the big circle.
The seed is planted. But now the seed has to germinate and grow into a
full-fledged Nigilis tree. Light and Water is needed for this to happen.
the Magical Light shine on the seed:
Lydia then comes to stand on the tower at the top of the stairs.
Walk through the upper left and Lydia is on the platform and next to the 8-sided plinth on which the Dragon stands. There is a niche in the pedestal.
Zoom in on the Niche. You end up in the:
You see 8 sliders. If you click on a slider, it will slide to the right and you will see a part of a symbol in the circular circle where you put the Seed in.
You have to shift 3 of the 8 sliders so that the Rune or Light symbol appears in the round circle. Number the 8 sliders 1 to 8 and then..........
click on Slider 2, Slider 5
and Slider 6 and .....
Now you have to get water in the ditch so that the seed can grow into
a tree and can make fruit.
water for the Seed:
You've been here a few times before and know that there is a staircase going down here, left. Go down those stairs completely.
There are 3 stairs. At the bottom of the
2nd staircase you walk through the middle below and you will see a Wooden Door.
with your gears on the wooden door. Lydia then descends the 3rd staircase and
then tries to open the door. She does not have a key, but Zak tells her how she
can open this door with the help of a bent key that she has attached to her key
ring. Lydia nevertheless opens the door and we end up in the:
and Zak are at the door and at the top of a staircase that runs down the wall.
There is also a shorter staircase to the balcony and the Water Pump Machine on
the balcony. Click with your magnifying glass on the brown wooden lid of the
machine. Lydia and Zak walk towards it and after a conversation between Lydia
and Zak you end up in the:
pump Cogwheels Puzzle:
You are zoomed
in on the square wooden lid of the machine. Now you see 16
Now you see 16
boxes, from top left to bottom right, 1 to 16.
cogwheels will now turn and the lid will close again. You zoom out
automatically. Unfortunately .... the cogwheels are running now but the water
pump is not working yet. Now go down the stairs along the wall. At the bottom of
the stairs you reach the "balcony" at the huge wooden wheels of the
huge water pump. There is a handle for the wheels. Zoom in on the lever and
click on it with your Gears and ........
huge water pump is now running and you can see that the water is being sent to
the garden area where you have planted the Seed on the island, through all kinds of canals and fountains.
You have to go back to that area where you have planted the seed on the
island. So just follow the same route again. First go back up the stairs again and
through the door to the outside. Then up the 3 stairs to the "Lower Library
Room" and then via the "Upper Library Room and the connecting bridge
to the Bay Window." From the Bay Window then to the area behind the
enormous Dragon statue. When you are in top view of that area zoom in on the
round stone platform to the left of the bridge and zoom in on the lever, click
with your gears on the lever .... see what happens now:
The moat around the island is now filled with water and ... on the island now the enormous blue NigilisTree arises out of the ground and the tree is full of beautiful round silver colored fruits. Lydia has to pick such a silver fruit from the tree, but she cannot reach it. Even the lower fruits are still too high.
You will see that the top of the tree reaches all the way to far above the ledge where the entrance to the 2nd Study Hall is.
So you have to go there now,
because from that ledge you can pick a fruit from the tree.
a Silver Fruit from the Nigilis Tree:
Go through the door and you are outside again on the 1st long outside ledge.
Well ... follow the ridge all the way to the left, turn the corner and then left to the end and enter the 1st Study Hall through the Gate in the Round window.
Walk to the Plate in the floor and then to the left and through the Dragon Puzzle door back out again. You are back on the balcony after the Dragon Puzzle door. Go through the gate and over the hallway / bridge to the 2nd outside ledge and follow it to the entrance to the 2nd Study Hall and ......
On the balcony in
front of the 2nd Study Hall Lydia is at the crown of the Nigilis Tree. Zoom in on
the crown and then grab the beautiful round Silver Fruit.
fix the Hanger:
Lydia needs a well-functioning hanger to talk to the Entree. So she has to find the right tools so that Mustavio can repair her pendant. Mustavio will wait here until you can give him the tools. Fortunately you know where you can find the tools. Do you remember where the room is where you freed Zak in Chapter 1? Well .... there you will be able to find the tools. So go back up to the "Library corridor" and then via the "Bookcase corridor" and the stairs of the Right Central Staircase down to the floor of the Central Hall.
Go to the right gallery, so right next to the Right Central Staircase and follow
the route to the front room of the Machine Room, so to the room where you have
taken Zak out of the closet. As soon as you are back in the room chest, you
look at the 2 shelves hanging on the left wall. On the top shelf you find the
tools you are looking for.
Well .... you have the tools you need now, so return to Mustavio in the "Lower Library Room". Talk to Mustavio again and say, "Will these tools do?".
Mustavio now fixes the
hanger and he disappears to his covered wagon. The pendant plays the lullaby and
it seems as if Zak knows this melody well.
the Ent Tree:
Now that Lydia's pendant works again nothing stands in her way of talking to Elvandar, the Ent tree. So now return to the spot near the river where Mustavio always stood and if you are there you walk to the river. Then cross the "Creeper bridge” to the pole with the direction signs and from there you follow the path to the right and then to the tree bridge over the ditch.
over the tree-trunk bridge and follow the path to the clearing where Elvandar de
Ent is. Walk to the Ent tree and click with your question mark on the tree.
conversation screen you click on the only option you get now and Lydia lets the
Hanger play the melody and .... Elvandar wakes up.
There is now a long conversation between Elvandar and Lydia in which you experience that Elvandar Lydia cannot help.
You will also experience that a student has cut a
piece of Elvandar's bark and took off with it.
· The most important question that you have to ask Elvandar is this: "Where can I find a Headen Flower".
If you ask this question to Elvandar, Elvandar will conjure up the Crown Flower and give it to Lydia.
You automatically have the
Headen flower in your inventory. The conversation with Elvandar is then right at
want to experience more about Celeste and Zak, then you can save the Headen
Flower question to the last and first ask any other questions you can ask. You can also do this after you have received the Headen Flower, but
then you have to click on Elvandar again with your question mark.
Lydia has the Headen Flower, all the boxes of her inventory have been filled in. It is time to brew the Metamorphosis Drink. You have to go back to the large kitchen, behind the large Dining Room, now. There are several routes that you can take from Elvandar to get back to the dining room and the kitchen. I am not going to explain you these routes again. But the most obvious route is to go back over the "Creeper Bridge" and then back to the Academy and then follow the route via the Right Central Staircase to the staircase beyond the Bay Window.
I'll see you there again to continue our quest in.....
2013/2018: Original Dutch walkthrough by: Louis Koot
2018: This English translation by: Dick Leeuw
Dutch text, screenshots and lay-out by Louis Koot.