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Walkthrough by MaGtRo
October 16, 2001
Game play: The game is typical point and click. The Backstage screen access any of the three main characters, a period in the game and the book that shows the summary of the game. To move to the next period, completions of 2 main characters are needed. Moving the arrow point to the next level can skip a character's puzzle and a question to go to next level will be asked. A lip cursor will show a choice of dialogue at the bottom left of the page. The dialogues chosen on the walkthrough is the shortest route to the next scene. In some instance, other choices are not wrong selections and will eventually end in the progress of the game. At the lower right of the screen during game play shows the options, help, index and map. There are only 12 save game spaces allotted. Save games will start only at the beginning of the character or period chosen, not in the middle of the period. There are several timed puzzles involved. Pressing ESC goes to backstage screen and pressing the space bar skips dialogue and cut scenes.
Characters: Jacques de Douai - a 25 yr. old middle class master craftsman with some rigid morals and is affianced to Rosamonde. He is brother to Adam de Douai, a master craftsman, mechanical inventor and clockmaker. Rosamonde - a beautiful 23 yr. old performer who is honest but has adjusted to life in order to survive in a hostile world. Pierre de Cinq-Ormes - a naive, athletic, not wealthy nephew of Nogaret. He is in love with Agnes de Chatillon. Agnes de Chatillon - a spoiled, easily influenced, wealthy 20 yr. old lady in waiting of the princess. Her father confessor is Jean. Jean de Laussane - a very rigid, ascetic, 35 yr. old Dominican Inquisitor who sees evil everywhere but can be a soft-spoken and charismatic. Guillaume de Nogaret - a high-level cold but honest politician under King Philippe. He took care of the Templars and the Pope for the king. He received a clemency from Pope Clement V but felt that it was it was given as an amnesty for a culprit. He wrote to the pope a confession acknowledging to have faked information against the pope on behalf of the king and the largest good of the kingdom of France.
This is the story of how the invention of clock came about. King Philippe wanting to master Time as one of his achievements desires a clock to be placed at his new palace. Nogaret hired Adam de Douai to make a mechanical clock. Near the completion of the clock, Adam falls off the tower of Notre Dame Cathedral while a performance by Rosamonde was going on. At the audience is Adam's brother, Jacques. Brother Jean immediately took Rosamond to be interrogated. The body of Adam and Jean was taken to the tower under the care of Nogaret.
Pierre - Select Pierre on the backstage stained glass screen. Outside the palace, look at white flower on ground. Agnes snubs the gesture. Pierre, in order to please Agnes tries to find out about the accident. Click forward 2x. Pick up and then climb ladder. Enter tower, click left to move up one floor more. Click on wood door. Listen. Rosamonde is being interrogated. Go back down one floor and enter wood door. Guard the case/letter/confession given by Nogaret.
Jacques - In the torture room, click on Adam 2x. Go to fireplace and click to go up.
Once above, see Rosamonde's interrogation and pick up the scroll (translation will be shown later in the game). Go down and out through the chamber door. Jacques is upset about Adam's death, the secret of Rosamonde and her complicity with Jean.
Rosamonde - Rosamonde is interrogated by Brother Jean and agrees to help him. Select dialogues - Adam 3x.
Pierre - Pierre is determined to give Agnes a present. In Jacques' shop, click on devotional object/book at top part of table, goblet and then clasp of motto/lavender cloth. Agnes poses riddles to Pierre to see if he should buy her a gift.
Jacques - Brother Jean interrogates Jacques and will bring the arranged motto to Agnes. Click on Brother Jean.
Rosamonde - Rosamonde is in search an object she has seen fall down from the tower with Adam. Go to the stage on the left, climb stairs and click on the floorboard on the right side of the screen. Go back down, right 4x and pick up the big gear off the ground. Brother Jean takes it from her and wants her to steal a letter from Nogaret's office.
Pierre - On the banks of the river, Pierre shows his trust and archery prowess to Agnes. Select dialogues - love and letter 3x. A quick look of the letter shows the start of the Confession of Nogaret to the pope. Click on the letter 2x. Click towards the archery range.
Jacques - Nogaret visits Jacques to see how well his mechanical aptitude is. Enter Jacques' shop. Nogaret wants him to fix an automatic machine made by Adam.
Rosamonde - Rosamonde sets about to steal the letter of Nogaret as ordered by Brother Jean. Move only when the guards had just turned away or out of site. Wait for the guard to turn and walk to the right and then go to barrel. Get the ladder when the guard turns away. Climb the ladder when the guard has entered the opening on the left. Enter tower, climb up one floor by clicking left and enter the wood door. Go forward, turn right 2x, click on the curtain between the 2 windows 2x and get the key. Open the chest on the left of the curtain with the key. Pick up scroll. It is actually the letter hiring Adam.
Pierre - Agnes informs Pierre that they cannot marry because of close relationship as told by Brother Jean. Pierre goes to Nogaret to inquire about the truth of that allegation. Choose dialogues - love 4x and then Jean. In Nogaret's office, forward to the cabinet. Open the cabinet and click on big book at the bottom shelf.
Jacques - Jacques confronts Rosamonde in the tavern and reads the parchment that Rosamonde hid in the interrogation room. In the tavern, click on Rosamonde and choose dialogue, Jacques, Rosemonde and Jacques. Read the parchment - When the light of the sun at the zenith illuminates the martyr's instrument. Then shall be found the buried source of divine inventions. Enter Jacque's shop. Turn right, forward and pick up grill. Click down, turn right, right, forward to window and click - the grill is placed on window. Click down, turn around facing fireplace, forward and click on tile on floor. Pick up manuscript and read using right pointing arrow.
Rosamonde - Rosamonde upset about the quarrel with Jacques plays dice and listens to the conversations around the tavern. Click on dice on table. Listen to conversations about the king, pope, politics, underground tunnel, etc. while playing dice or wait until all the conversation finishes before starting the game.
Look to the right after the game and see Brother Jean talking to Agnes. Brother Jean approaches Rosamonde, informs her that the letter she stole is not the right one and gives her money to do another errand. Choose dialogues - letter 2x.
Pierre - Pierre enters an archery contest and is drugged by Agnes. The Archery puzzle is again done. Click 4x to pull the bowstring on left screen and click on top center of circle on right screen to place arrows inside the circle. Click on goblet to make Pierre drink the drugged wine Agnes gives and she whispers "Now you'll be mine completely". Click on target to start a second round of archery contest. Pierre faints, loses the contest and the letter/case is stolen.
Jacques - Brother Jean tricks Jacques in removing Nogaret's seal off the stolen letter for him to use. Click on Brother Jean walking outside the store. Click 2x on remove the seal dialogue.
Rosamonde - Rosamonde performs Jean's errand to steal the Nogaret's case/letter of confession from Pierre. She recognizes Agnes as the one who drugged Pierre. Click on Pierre, Nogaret and Agnes. Click on table, turn right, click on tree above archery target and see bush. Pick up the letter/case. Read the letter of confession to the pope revealing his involvement and that the king ordered Anagni's attack on the pope. Click outside the letter. Rosamonde feels guilt in her participation of Brother Jean's campaign against Nogaret.
Pierre - Go towards Brother Jean and select dialogues - Agnes, letter and king. So, Pierre is to give Nogaret's confession sealed with the removed seal by Jacques to the king. Enter palace. In the palace hall, go to Agnes in her usual red gown and choose dialogues - letter and Jean. Pierre is now aware of the Jean's trap. Then go to Nogaret, bent man in blue on top of the screen and choose dialogues - Jean and Agnes. Pierre is given permission by Nogaret to marry Agnes and to meet him in his office to stop Borther Jean in learning about the secret underground passage.
Jacques - Jacques goes to Nogarets office to know more about the disappearance of Adam's body. Pick up ladder, climb ladder, enter tower, climb up one more floor by clicking left and enter the wood door. In Nogaret's office, turn around to the fireplace by clicking left 4x. Read the engraved words and see the knife on the hearth.
Rosamonde - Nogaret confronts Rosamonde about the stolen letter and Rosamonde tells him the truth. Play dice game again to the loss of money of one of the players. At the end of the game, Nogaret comes to talk to Rosamonde. To be truthful to him, select dialogues - Adam and Jean 4x. Nogaret gives Rosamonde an abacus.
Pierre, Jacques and Rosamonde - Jacques and Rosamond makes up and with Pierre goes to look for the underground passage. Go out of the door and go down one floor to the torture chamber. In the room, turn right and click on lattice. The three heroes looks for the underground passage to the Hall.
Pierre - The 3 heroes separate and go through the maze. Forward to closed door, turn around, forward 5x, right, forward, right, forward to stairs, right, forward 8x to see cavern of rats. Click forward to have Pierre show his archery skill again.
Turn right to enter Hall where Adam created the clock.
Jacques - Go forward, turn, forward 5x, right, forward, right, forward to stairs, 6x to a blocked passage. Click on stones and Jacques climbs through. Forward to enter Hall where Adam created the clock.
Rosamonde - Forward, turn, forward 5x, left, forward 8x. Go through the hole, forward and right to Hall.
Jacques - The 3 heroes see Brother Jean. Listen to Brother Jean's reason for what he has done. Jacques has to put the clock in working order.
Nogaret presented the clock to the king. The king ordered the clock to be placed in the square tower in front of the new bridge. The opening of the palace occurred two days later. Pierre married Agnes and was dubbed knight at the same ceremony. Jacques married Rosamonde and was given the title Goldsmith by appointment to the Royal Court. King Phillip had his total triumph against time, his grandest hall and other achievements. Nogaret died soon afterwards in 1318 and the king a year later. Adam is alive after being spirited through the underground tunnel by Nogaret but was crippled. He was not able to do his trade except that of beggar. The name of the inventor of the clock was lost through history.
So this story ends as told by Adam de Douai, inventor of the clock.
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