2018: Walkthrough by: Louis Koot

This English translation by: Dick Leeuw

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Part 1: The Lower Floors of the Academy:

Chapter 6: The 2nd and the 3rd Exam:

A: Brew the magic potion for Zak

I assume that you are now standing at the top of the stairs and thus in front of the Wooden Door of the dining room. On the other side of the Bay Window. 

Enter the dining room again and continue to the kitchen and in the kitchen you continue to the corner where the "fireball" floats over the fire pit. Click again with your magnifying glass on the fireball and ..... 

Lydia says she now has all the ingredients to brew the drink. She only needs a cooking pot and she explains her idea how to get the cooking pot here from the wine cellar. So go back into the storage room and take the elevator down to the wine cellar. Then walk on to the stairs in front of the 2 large wine barrels and descend the stairs. Down you walk to the right. You can see the cooking pot in the corner again. 

To the left of the stairs is the door of the Lift Machine Room and via the lever in that room you have previously lowered a lift platform. That lift platform is now located on the right side of the stairs. Now click with your Gears on the cooking pot and .... Lydia pulls and pushes the cooking pot to and on the lift platform. Now walk back to the left and to the elevator machine room door. 

 

 Go through the door and then pull the lever again to get the lift with the cooking pot upstairs. Go back up the stairs for the 2 large wine barrels and .... 

The cooking pot is now on the same level as the wine barrels. Click again with your Gears on the pot and ..... 

Lydia drags the pot into the lift of the storage chamber. Unfortunately, there is now no room for Lydia and Zak in the elevator. 

Zoom in on the elevator and then click with your Gears on the blue button and Lydia will send the lift up with the cooking pot. 

Lydia and Zak must now take a long walk again to get themselves back into the storage room. So go back to the wine cellar, where the cooking pot stood, and now enter the Storage cellars through the secret passage. Then follow the route via the 3 steps all the way up and go outside through the door. Go up the outside staircase and you are back on the garden path where you found the Pop van Celeste. 

Follow the garden path to the stairs at the Dragon statue and go up the stairs to the Green flowerbed and then via the stairs along the wall back up to the door of the dining room.

 

Go through the dining room to the kitchen and back into the kitchen again to the storage room and walk to the elevator. Zoom back in on the elevator and click again on the cooking pot and .......  

.... Lydia drags the cooking pot to the fire place in the kitchen and the cooking pot is then bubbled on the fire pit. Now click with your magnifying glass on the cooking pot and .......

 The game takes over..........Lydia throws the ingredients in the pot and pronounces the magical spell and then ..... drinks Zak of the potion and ... the stupid wolf falls unconscious on the floor. 

Lydia walks away to get a glass of water for Zak but ....... Lydia now gets her 4th Vision and in this we are at dying of Celeste's mother. 

After the Vision, Lydia stands before the entrance of the 2nd Exam Chamber, the Chamber of Wisdom. Without Zak.

 Lydia walks back up the bridge and ....... she finds a cat on the bridge and this cat is Zak. 

There is a conversation. Well ..... or Zak was always a cat or something went wrong with the magic potion. Oh well ... you will notice that a cat has its advantages for Lydia.

Lydia should take the second exam and the third exam now, but she has to go to the upper balcony of the Chamber of Wisdom. And here she needs Zak the Cat. Do you remember that there is a broken window at the top of the Chamber of Wisdom. Well .... Zak the Cat will have to go through that window. For this Lydia, with Zak the Cat, must first go back to the storage room behind the kitchen.

So walk over the bridge to the left and go through the wooden door. You are then on the outside ridge. To the left is thus the 1st Study Hall, so follow the ridge to the right, turn around and go back through the wooden door. Go down the stairs to the Library Hall and then go down to the Lower Library Room and then via the Upper Library Hall, the connecting bridge and the Bay Window to the Dining Room again. 

Through the dining room to the kitchen and through to the pantry. Back in the Storage Room, click with your magnifying glass on the large wooden work table. Lydia then comes to stand right in front of the table. The table is in front of the windows. Click with your magnifying glass on the left windows.

 

Lydia now gets an idea. Now that Zak is no longer a wolf, but a little cat, he might well get through that broken window of the Chamber of Wisdom. Lydia introduces this idea to Zak, but Zak has absolutely no desire to risk his neck. In the end Zak cannot escape and Zak climbs out and ends up on a high outside ledge, high above the roofs. We see Zak on the ledge and we see a flying dragon. 

Then we are back at Lydia.

  Second Exam: Chamber of Wisdom:

  While Zak crawls over the ledges to the broken window of the Chamber of Wisdom, Lydia has gone back to this room and she is back on the balcony. 

Where is Zak ... Did he make it? Yes .... Zak has climbed through the broken window and is now on the upper balcony. We are now in the:

Moving Stairs / Bridge Puzzle  

Lydia has to go to the balcony on the other side but to get there she first has to go up to the highest balconies and then down again. For this it is necessary that the stairs and connecting bridges go from balcony to balcony. Your will now, alternately, control Lydia and Zak.

There is a large handle on each of the balconies. You always click first with your magnifying glass on the handle. You then get 3 options from which you have to choose.  

  • Lydia gets: 1 = Iíll try this lever. 2 = letís have Zak try something. 3 = Iíll take a look around. 

  • Zak gets: 1 = Iíll try this lever. 2 = Letís have Lydia try something. 3 = I'll take a look around  

  • If you choose option 1, you zoom in on the lever and you can click on it with your Gears.

  •  If you opt for option 2 you switch to Lydia or Zak. 

  •  If you opt for Options 3, nothing happens.

We start with:

1. Lydia:

 Lydia is on the lower balcony. Click with your magnifying glass on the handle and then choose "Letís have Zak try something". You now switch to:  

2. Zak: 

Zak is on the upper balcony but on the other side of the room. You see the connecting bridge that goes to the balcony on the other side. On the left is the lever, but you will stay away from that now. Now cross the connecting bridge to the balcony on the other side. On that balcony you click with your magnifying glass on the lever and then you choose: "Iíll try this lever". 

You now zoom in on the lever. Click on the lever with your gears and ... 

The connecting bridge now becomes a staircase that now goes down and connects Lydia's balcony to the balcony where Zak started. 

Click on the lever again and choose now: "Let's have Lydia try something". You switch back to:

3. Lydia: 

The staircase is now with Lydia. Climb up the stairs and Lydia lands on the balcony where Zak started

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Now click here on the lever and choose: "Let's have Zak try something". You switch back to:

4. Zak: 

Click on the lever and then choose: "Iíll try this lever". You zoom in on the lever again. Click on the lever and ... 

The staircase becomes another bridge between the 2 upper balconies. Click on the handle again and then choose: "Let's have Lydia try something". You switch to:

5. Lydia: 

Click on the lever and choose: "Iíll try this lever" and then click on the lever. The bridge is now a staircase again. 

Click on the lever again and choose: "Letís have Zak try something". You switch back to:

6. Zak: 

Go down the stairs with Zak and Zak ends up on the balcony under Lydia. This is the Exam Balcony and is therefore located in front of the 1st balcony where Lydia started. There is an Altar in the archway. Left and right next to the Altar is a lever but you will stay away from that. The Stair / Bridge lever is right behind the balustrade. 

Click on the Stair / Bridge lever and choose "IĎll try this lever" and then click on the lever. The staircase becomes another Bridge between the Exam Balcony and the 1st Balcony. Stay on the Exam Balcony and click again on the Stair / bridge lever and choose again: "I try this lever" and then click on the lever again. The bridge now becomes a staircase that now connects the balcony above the Exam Balcony with the 1st Balcony. Click again on the Stair / Bridge lever and choose "Letís have Lydia try something". You switch to:

7. Lydia: 

Descend the stairs to the 1st Balcony with Lydia. Then click on the lever and choose: "Let's have Zak try something". You switch back to:  

8. Zak: 

Click on the Stair / Bridge lever and choose: "Iíll try this lever" and then click on the lever again and ......

The Staircase is again a bridge that now connects the 1st balcony with the Exam Balcony ..... It is finished and Lydia can now walk over the bridge to the Exam Balcony. Of course you are Lydia again.  

The 2nd Exam: The Test of Wisdom:

Go over the bridge to the Exam Balcony and zoom in on the Altar. There will be a chat with Zak and then you will be zoomed in on the altar.  

There are 8 books in the upper part of the altar. You can always click on the middle book with your magnifying glass and you can read which book it is. 

Under each book there is a blue button that you can click on. In the lower part of the altar there is a Blue Plate. 

There is a riddle on the Blue plate that you can read by clicking on it with your magnifying glass. There is a Book keeper above the Blue Plate. The lower part of the altar has four sides and in each side there is such a Blue Plate with a riddle. You turn the bottom part via the Left Lever. The upper part, with the 8 books, you turn with the Right Handle.

First read the 4 Riddles on the 4 Blue Plates. You always turn the bottom part with the Blue Plates by clicking on the Left Lever. 

The 4 Riddles are:

1 = The Aetern Riddle: "Howling out of sight, caress without a touch, whispers in the night, that doesn't say much".

2 = The Kyros Riddle: "When around me, youíre never alone, but when I hide, your friend is gone".

3 = The Dria Riddle: "Hard as rock or soft as moss, I am a source of life but kill as well, and when your last dance comes ,in my welcoming arms youíll dwell ".

4 = The Slund Riddle: "It is everywhere but you canít grab it, itís in your possession but it own you, if by misfortune you lose it, surely itíll be the end for you".

View all 8 books now. You do this by clicking on the right lever and then clicking on the book in the middle. 

You will find that the names of the 8 books are as follows: 

Slund, Undar, Aetern, Dria, Gradion, Kyros, Nexan, Orlos. 

So what you have to do is place the right book in the holder above the blue plate for each puzzle. So with the Aetern Riddle you place the Aetern book, with the Kyros Riddle you place the Kyros book, with the Dria Riddle you place the Dria book and with the Slund Riddle you place the Slund book in the holder above the blue plate.

Now make sure that the blue plate with the Aetern Puzzle stands in front and that the Slund book is also in the middle. This is the starting position of the puzzle. Always check with your magnifying glass whether the correct riddle on the blue plate is in front of it and if the correct book for that puzzle is in the middle: Here we go:

Riddle 1: Aetern: 

Check whether the Aetern riddle is now in the blue plate. Click the right lever twice. The Aetern book is then in the middle (check this with your magnifying glass). Click on the blue button under the Aetern book. The Aetern book therefore appears in the holder above the blue plate. Now click once on the left lever for:

Riddle 2: Kyros: 

Check whether the Kyros riddle is now on the blue plate. Click the right lever 3 times. The Kyros book is then in the middle. Check this. Then click on the blue button under the Kyros book and the book will also appear in the holder. Click once again on the left lever for:

Riddle 3: Dria: 

Check whether the Dria riddle is now on the blue plate. Then click the right lever 6 times. The Dria book is then in the middle. Check this. Click on the blue button below the Dria book and the book will also appear in the holder. Click once on the left lever for:

Riddle 4: Slund: 

Check whether the Slund puzzle is on the blue plate. Then click the right lever 5 times. The Slund book is back in the middle. Check this. Click again on the blue button under the Slund book and this book will also be placed in the holder and ....

 In the Blue Globe you see again that the Goblin of the 2nd Exam steps away from the platform in the middle of the Hall of the Guardians. 

Lydia has now passed the 2nd exam and can now go on for the 3rd Exam.

On to the Trial of Triumph:

Do you remember where the Chamber of Triumph is? On the Whispering Staircase and 2 stairs under the Hall of the Guards. Do you remember how to get there?

First go back over the connecting bridge and then through the gate out of the Chamber of Wisdom. Then go over the bridge and through the Wooden Door again the Outer Ridge. Follow the outside ledge again to the right and then back in through the wooden door. Step down to the Library Hall and then to the Right Central Staircase. Go down the 3 stairs to the floor of the Central Hall and then go through the Big Gate, behind the Dragon fountain. Climb the wide stairs and then to the left to the next stairs until you are back on the floor where the Stone Door of the Chamber of Triumph is.  

Click with your gears on the gate of the room. Lydia does her thing again with her wand and the Stone Door disappears. Enter the room through the gate.

D: Chamber of Triumph:

The 3rd Exam: The Test of Triumph:

Lydia and Zak are back on a balcony and Lydia wonders, impatiently, where the ordeal remains. Zak reassures her .... the ordeal can begin at any moment. And Zak is right because your screen turns black and then .... Grand Lydia stands for a BURNING HOUSE. Lydia must now overcome her greatest fear .... her fear of fire:  

 Large Lydia stands for a burning house.   At the top of the burning house you see SMALL LYDIA in a window. You must click on Small Lydia in the window with your Magnifying glass and then click on the FRONT DOOR of the burning house with your Gears. You must repeat this a few times until big Lydia overcomes her fear for fire and then she runs to the house to save little Lydia....

So keep clicking on Little Lydia  with the Magnifying Glass cursor and click on the Front door with the Gear cursor until  big Lydia finally realizes that no one else will come to save her and then big Lydia runs to the Burning House and has overcome her greatest fear. Lydia has then passed her 3rd Exam and a conversation with Zak follows. 

After this you leave this room and climb up the remaining 2 stairs of the Whispering Staircase and there you enter the Hall of the Guardians. It will then continue automatically ....

The Goblins congratulate Lydia on obtaining all her 3 exams and Lydia and Zak, can now go to the upper levels of the Academy.

The upper levels can be reached via the Teleporter platform in the middle of the hall. Zak explains this and is already on the platform. 

After some hesitation and insistence from Zak, Lydia goes on the Teleporter and then we end up in:

  Part 2: The Upper Floors of the Academy

  Chapter 7: Activate the Teleporters:

2013/2018: Original Dutch walkthrough by: Louis Koot

2018: This English translation by: Dick Leeuw

Dutch text, screenshots and lay-out by Louis Koot.