Shadows on the Vatican
by 10th Art Studio && Adventure Productions
Walkthrough by MaGtRo February 2012
Gameplay: This is a third person point and click game.
Before the game starts, see the game settings: display and sound selection frame. The display frame has device, colors and run in window choices. The sound has a choice of sound device.
The main menu has comic strips at right that opens, new game, load, save, options and quit selections.
The options menu has shadows and dialog (subtitles) selections. The right side has volumes for main, music, FX and voices adjustments. Click on the save and exit comic strip at top or the back strip at bottom when selections are completed.
The tutorial on how to play the game can be selected at start of the game.
The main menu is accessed by the ESC key.
Dialogue can be skipped by left clicking.
The space bar shows all hotspots.
The M (case sensitive - must be capitalized) key shows the map.
The inventory is at top of the screen.
ACT 1: GREED
Africa 1996: Dellerio watches over children greeting the arrival of a helicopter in an African village. James is in the helicopter. Armed men in vehicles arrive and kill Dellerio. James mourns his mentor, His Eminence Dellerio.
Meet James Murphy. James is an ex-priest and is now a medical doctor from Chicago.
Rome 2010: Select to do the tutorial or not.
The phone rings. Pick up the cell phone on the counter right of the stove.
Cristoforo: James talks to Cristoforo, his friend from his former priesthood in Rome. Cristoforo wants to meet at the bar downstairs to talk about the mysterious call for help he sent to James.
Mario: Mario the owner of the bar arrives. Talk to him completely.
Learn that this is his brother in law's apartment. He loans James his brother in law's car. Mario gives him the car keys.
James notes that Mario has a wound on his arm from repairing the car.
Treat Mario's wound: Go to the bathroom at right. Look around.
Take the first aid kit from the open cabinet above the sink at left. Check-right click the first aid kit in inventory to get: cotton, peroxide, scalpel and gauze.
In inventory at top of the screen has bible and wallet already.
Go to the shelves left of the shower and take the sewing kit (needle and thread) and silicone tube.
Exit the bathroom.
Sterilize the needle by turning on the stove and using it on the stove. James automatically turns off the stove.
Combine the needle and thread in inventory.
Use the cotton with the peroxide bottle. Use the soaked cotton on Mario.
Use the needle and thread on Mario. Apply the gauze on Mario.
Mario shows James his bar. Mario gives James a good bottle of Grappa. Look around.
Exit the bar to wait for Cristoforo. Get a call from Cristoforo. He wants to meet James at Santa Brigida's House at Piazza Farnese instead. He sounds terrified.
Press the space bar and see that the red car is James' car. Use the car keys on James' red car.
Map: See the map of Rome. You can jump to any location shown by the pictures. The map can be accessed using the upper case M key.
Hear a scream. A nun finds a bleeding Cristoforo. Cristoforo is taken by the paramedics. He says to James "you were right".
Guest house: Look at Cristoforo's things on the floor. See psalm book, strap, notepad, book and blood on the floor.
Check the book or notepad and the nun stops you. After the nun's fear of being accused, take the notepad.
Right click to read the notepad in inventory. Click on the 3 7 9 5 written on it.
Right click the book and see that it is In God's Name, a David Yallop's Essay. Take the book.
Left and right click the blood and stairs.
Left and right click the psalms book and the strap. James concludes that Cristoforo was pushed down the stairs.
Exit at right hallway to go to the hospital.
James looks at Cristoforo. On the way out, James passes Cardinal Brehmen.
Learn about Cardinal Brehmen, the direct superior of Cristoforo.
Go back to the Guest House at Piazza Farnese. Enter Santa Brigida House left of the Church.
Nun: Talk to the nun by clicking on the pictures below.
The nun is alone at the Guest house. Sister Candida BigMouth usually helps at lunch. Cristoforo has been here for 5-6 days and stayed in the library the whole time.
Keys: Left and right click the window of the key cabinet. Learn which one is Cristoforo's room and see his bunch of keys. Aside for the room key, the other keys were added by Cristoforo.
Ask the nun for the keys and she refuses.
Learn what Cristoforo is researching:
Book: Right click the book in inventory - In God's Name, a David Yallop's Essay. The book discusses the death of Pope Giovanni 1, Vatican Bank, the relationship of the Holy See and Free Mason.
Take the bookmark-Holy Picture of St. Alessio Falconieri and automatically the other holy pictures used as book markers. Then read the close-up of the open book; turn the page.
Learn about the US Justice Dept. investigation of evidence, counterfeit bonds and deposits to the Vatican Bank.
Another page is about a secret meeting that led to Uncle Giacomo Lercaro's support of Cardinal Montini being elected pope. Learn about the influence of Umberto Ortolani in the Vatican.
Learn of the sale of the Veneto branch of the Vatican Bank by Paul Marcinkus to Roberto Calvi of Milan.
Learn how Albino Luciani entered the seminary and what influenced his life.
Read about Luciani's activities when he became pope; his investigation into the corrupt and dishonest practices in the Vatican.
Calendar: Right click the calendar right of the exit and behind the nun that shows that each day is a celebration of a saint.
Click the bookmarks taken from the book on the calendar behind the nun.
Right click the bookmarks in inventory to learn the days of celebrations:
St. Alexis Falconieri - Feb 17.
St. James the Apostle - May 3
St. Joseph - March 19
St. John of Nepomuk- Jan 5
St. Stanislaus of Szczepanow - April 11.
Decode the bookmark clues:
Combine the bookmarks and the book in inventory to automatically place the bookmarks in place.
Open the book again with the bookmarks in place.
Using the day as the line number and the month number as the position of the word in that line, decode the clue.
Click each word so that James will circle it.
St. Alexis Falconieri's day is Feb 17 (2-17). The second word on line 17th is cooperative.
St. James the Apostle - May 3 (5-3). The fifth word of the third line is Ostia.
St. Joseph - March 19 (3-19). The third word on the 19th line is bank.
St. John of Nepomuk- Jan 5 (1-5). The first word on 5th line is credit.
St. Stanislaus of Szczepanow - April 11 (4-11). The 4th word on the 11th line is of.
James combines it to form Cooperative Credit Bank of Ostia.
Exit the guest house.
Cooperative Credit Bank of Ostia:
Go to the Bank of Ostia. Left and right click active characters and the book on the coffee table.
Anna: Talk to the elderly woman sitting down. LOL. Mom tells Paola to hurry up. Continue to talk to Anna Marano. Learn about her husband, the former employee at the bank.
Paola: Exit the conversation and then talk to Paola.
The bank has no other branch except for this one. The staffs are usually the children of former staff. Learn about Paola's father displeasure that Paola is working at the bank.
The bank receives funds for charity from the IOR-Vatican Bank.
James comments that Cristoforo was following this clue.
Anna: Talk to Anna Marano-mom again. Anna says that a man- Cristoforo talked to her at her home and asked her the same questions that James asked Paola.
Learn that Cristoforo got a book that has some pages with notes written by her husband in exchange for the Book of Prayers that is on the coffee table.
Cristoforo states that that book of prayers was given to him by a priest friend named James.
Anna wants proof that James is the same friend before she would allow James to check the book.
Show Anna the bible in inventory.
Book of Prayers: Pick up the book on the coffee table.
Right click the book in inventory. Read and click on the inscription: When you will roam in the darkness, look at the Cross and the light will extend its longer arm to show the way. James wrote down the inscription on the notepad.
Check the lump under the inscription. Use the scalpel to cut the lump and get a small medal.
The medal shows Pope Leone I. James wrote down on the notepad the Latin Inscription on the back of the medal.
Return the book to Anna. In return, James must have a date with Paola. LOL.
Exit the bank and go back to James' house.
Investigate the medal clue:
Enter the flat.
Check the notepad and turn the pages to see James' notes. Click on the notes to hear James talk about them.
The Latin inscription is translated as The Church of St Leone of Leprignano.
Do a search about the Church of St. Leone:
Use the laptop on the table. Click on the web search engine.
Click on the Latin inscription to automatically type in Leprignano. Click "search".
Learn about Pope Leone the Great and the new name of the village - Capena.
The attractions are an ancient abbey, tower and the church. Close the pages and then click the red button at bottom left of the laptop screen.
Church of St. Leone in Capena:
Click shift M to access the map. Go to Capena.
James automatically talks to the church keeper inside the church. Talk to him completely and learn Cristoforo was here several days ago. He was interested on the lower level-inner area.
Check the drape in the inner area. Use the medal on the drape and see that they are both St. Leone.
Check the window in that area. It is different.
Try to take the drape and the church keeper stops James. Give him a donation by clicking the wallet on him. He gives a postcard and leaves James alone in the church.
Drape: Take the drape. Examine it in inventory. See a hole on the medallion the pope is wearing and he is carrying a cross.
Use the drape on the window but James can't reach it.
Use the drape on the candle snuffer at outer area to get drape and candlesnuffer.
Use the drape on the candle snuffer on the window.
Position the drape on the window:
Right click to rotate the drape.
Remember the inscription on the book of prayers. When you will roam in the darkness, look at the Cross and the light will extend its longer arm to show the way.
Position the longest arm of the cross on the horizontal bar of the window.
The light beam focuses on a niche on the base of the archway.
Check the niche: There is a hexagonal opening on it. James needs a key.
Exit the church and James automatically place back the drape.
Get Cristoforo's keys:
Go back to Piazza Farnese and the guest house.
See the nun take a swig from a bottle and hides it behind the plant.
Click on the bunch of keys in the cabinet.
Check the bottle behind the plant. It is empty.
Give the nun the bottle of Grappa. After some trade of secrets, pick up the bunch of keys from cabinet.
Right click it and see that there is a hexagonal key in the bunch.
Open the niche: Go back to the church in Capena.
Use the hexagonal key on the niche. James takes a diary and a cell phone.
Diary: Examine the diary. It is the banker Marano's diary. Read the diary.
Learn of the directed funds and DreamRes. James notes it down. Robert Evola is the owner of DreamRes.
Cell phone: Check the cell phone. James says that it has a file that can be opened only by a computer and needs a PIN code.
Check the cell phone & DreamRes:
Cell phone: Go back to James' flat.
Use Cristoforo's cell phone on the laptop. It wants the PIN code.
Enter using your computer's keyboard, the number that is written on his notepad - 3795. Press "enter".
Open the movie file. See a man offered 50000 to get the papers and then threatened Cristoforo. There is another man in the background.
James took a copy of the frame-photo of the meeting that has both men.
Dream Res: Use the laptop again and do a web search for DreamRes.
DreamRes is a real estate company especially in Sardinia and Antigua Island. See a picture of Evola, the owner of the real estate company.
Find the criminal:
Study the film clip. Note that the baddie is standing by P(arking)) sign.
The other man behind him is gray haired and smoking a cigar.
Let's check roads that we have been. Go outside the flat. No P sign.
Piazza Farnese: Jump to Piazza Farnese.
See the P sign in front of the Amato Gioielli-jewelry store sign left of the guest house.
Use the photo of the meeting on the jewelry store. James says this is where the meeting occurred.
Jewelry store: Use the intercom. A man comes out.
The man is gray haired and holding a cigar.
While talking to him; click the photo of the meeting in inventory.
Then click the witness-blurred smoking man in the picture.
Then click the criminal in the picture. The witness did recognize the criminal but denies it.
Confirm the witness: The man throws the cigar on the ground and goes back in the store.
Pick up the cigar.
Combine the cigar with the photo of the meeting. James is convinced that the jeweler is the witness.
Use the intercom again. Talk to jeweler again. Click on the cigar in inventory.
The jeweler is convinced and says that the criminal is Maurizio Tarzo aka Massimino. He owns a nightclub at the rough part of town called Raja.
Jump to Raja nightclub. See that Massimino leaves with his bodyguard.
Follow the car by clicking on the arrows.
Click arrow that points to: right - right - left - right - up - left - right - down - down - down - right.
Massimino meets with a man about an item.
Get car identification:
The bodyguard stands outside beside the luxury car of the man met by Massimino.
See a drunken person walk the street and the bodyguard looks down the street.
Divert the attention of the bodyguard:
Place Cristoforo's cell phone on the bush right of James' red car.
James hides behind the gray car.
When the bodyguard faces forward, move behind the trash can beside the luxury car and bodyguard.
Use James' cell phone. James automatically rings Cristoforo's phone in the bushes. The bodyguard checks that side of the street.
Click on the luxury car to get James find clues to the owner's identity. Then click on the license plate. It is dirty.
Use the soaked cotton on the license plate. James enters the number in the notepad. One character is still unreadable. James enters the info in the notepad.
Automatically be on the map.
Find the owner of the luxury car:
Get help from Mario: Go back to James' house. Enter Mario's Bar.
Talk to Mario. James tells him about Cristoforo and asks him for help in tracing the license plate.
Mario calls a relative named Anita that works at the police dept. Anita does not have the time to check the license plate since it is missing one character but she gives access to the Motor Vehicle site with her log in and password. James enters the info in the notepad.
Find the vehicle registration: Go to James' flat. Use the laptop.
Click on Motor Vehicle Department icon. Type in using your computer the user and password on the notepad to enter it on the login data frames. Click "enter".
Type in the incomplete license plate info as stated on the notepad - VK-3C*G2. Click "enter".
Check the 2 luxury cars registered in Rome. See that VK3C7G2 is owned by Evola.
Roberto Evola is the owner of DreamRes. Get his address also. Aha! Close the page.
Click on the red power button at bottom left.
Get inside Roberto Evola's mansion:
Go to Evola's mansion -Villa Marina.
Look around. Check the electronically closed gate.
Click on the camera at left end of the fence.
Left and right click the damaged fence. James can't reach it but he can use it to gain entrance to the mansion.
Click the garbage bin. Now that the damaged fence is a plausible entry point, James pushes the garbage bin under the damaged fence.
Try to climb to the damaged fence but the camera will see James. Use the scalpel on the camera. James cuts the camera.
Click on the damaged fence to climb over the fence.
Stop Evola from burning documents:
Evola is burning papers in the fireplace.
Look around and see the chimney of the fireplace Evola is using to burn the documents.
Use the scalpel on the sheet covering the car to get a sheet.
Climb the scaffolding. James didn't make it up and needs leverage.
Use Cristoforo's keys on the scaffolding. James climbs up to the roof terrace.
Seal the patio door with the silicon tube. Use the sheet on the chimney. Watch what happens.
James gets Cristoforo's briefcase. Learn about the money diverted by the Ostia Bank to Evola; without any given to charity. Massimino uses the IOR account to money launder.
James arrives in front of his flat.
A woman identifies him from a picture and rushes to get to him. She is hit by a car.
James tries to help her and sees a gun. She asks not to be taken to the hospital. James brings her to his flat.
Learn about Silvia.
Answer James in any way.
James asks about the picture of himself and Cristoforo.
James is frustrated in not getting any straight answer from Silvia. He turns off the light and goes to bed.
Make a trap: 2 hrs. later, Silvia says that she didn't finish the job and that they will send another to do so.
Turn on the lamp on the coffee table at center of room beside the sofa.
Click on the boxes beside the door and she mentions preparing a trap.
Take the blanket draped over one of the boxes.
Take the mop-rag by the window.
Pick up the pillow from the sofa.
Combine the mop-rag with the blanket. Combine that with the pillow to make a puppet.
Use the puppet on the couch. This will fool for a short time the ones they will send for her.
Turn off the lamp. Hide behind the boxes at left corner.
Someone is coming.
Watch what happens.
See excerpts from the next episode - Wrath.
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