Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate Walkthrough

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Welcome to the Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate Walkthrough

If you have enough courage to challenge the darkness, then you’ll manage to find out the mystery of the Rossolimo family.

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This document contains a complete Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate game walkthrough featuring annotated screenshots from actual gameplay!

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Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • This is the official guide for Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate.
  • Select Options to adjust the Music, Sound, Full Screen, Aspect Ratio, and Custom Cursor.
  • You may select between Regular, Advanced, and Hardcore Mode.
  • All events and actions are recorded in the journal (1).
  • Hidden-object puzzles are referred to as HOP throughout the guide.
  • The HOPs are triggered by actions in the game. If you do not have a HOP where it is mentioned in the guide, please check what you may have missed.
  • Puzzles may be skipped and reset.
  • Select the Instructions Button on the bottom right of the puzzles to access the game instructions.
  • Select the Hint button (2) on the bottom right to get a hint in a HOP and in the main quest.
  • Inventory items will be marked in all CAPS in the strategy guide.

Chapter 1 – The Lamp

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Move the coffin lid to continue the cut scene.
  • Take the BULB (A) and the TILE (B).
  • Examine the lamp and place the BULB in it (C).
  • Examine the door and place the TILE on it to trigger a puzzle (D).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Swap the tiles to complete the picture.
  • To solve the puzzle, swap the following tiles: B-E, E-D, E-A, E-D, and E-C (@).
  • Go through the newly-opened passage.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the statue; take the FIREPLACE HANDLE (E).
  • Go up the stairs.
  • Take the SCREWDRIVER (F).
  • Examine the fireplace and place the FIREPLACE HANDLE on the grate (G).
  • Select the illuminator to change the lighting (H).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the cabinet; take the SWORD (I).
  • Select the illuminator to change the lighting (J).
  • Back out.
  • Examine the statue and place the SWORD in its hands; take the MASK (K).
  • Go up the stairs.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the mechanism and place the MASK on the right slot (L).
  • Examine the opening to access a HOP (M).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the items where they belong in the scene (M1).
  • You will earn a SHIP.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Select the illuminator to change the lighting (N).
  • Examine the door and place the SHIP on it to trigger a puzzle (O).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Move the ball to the bottom socket.
  • To solve the puzzle, select the following arrows: down, right, right, left, left, right, up, right, down, and down (P).
  • Go left through the newly-opened door.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the bottom shelf; take the HANDLE (Q).
  • Examine the telescope and use the SCREWDRIVER on the screw; take the GORGON (R).
  • Examine the desk drawers and open the drawer; read the note and take the GEAR (S).
  • Back out twice.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the shield and place the GORGON in the center; examine the alcove to access a HOP (T).
  • Place the items where they belong and then find the items listed (T1).
  • You will earn a DOOR KEY.
  • Go up the stairs.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the door and use the DOOR KEY on the lock; turn the DOOR KEY (V).
  • Go right through the newly-opened door.
  • Examine the nightstand; read the note and take the DRAWER KEY (W).
  • Open the drawer; take the PORTRAIT PART (X).
  • Examine the dresser to access a HOP (Y).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Find the items listed (Y1).
  • You will earn a KNIGHT.
  • Back out and go left into the office.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the desk drawers and use the DRAWER KEY on the bottom drawer. Read the note and take the CONNECTING ROD (Z).
  • Examine the portrait and place the PORTRAIT PART on it to trigger a puzzle (A).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Arrange the pieces to complete the portrait.
  • To solve the puzzle, switch the following pieces: J-M, B-T, A-L, E-V, N-U, F-P, S-G, Q-H, B-C, O-R, D-B, B-X, and I-W (B).
  • Take the MAGIC BALL.
  • Back out of the room.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the MAGIC BALL on the statue (C).
  • Examine the statue; take the 2nd GEAR (D).
  • Change the illumination of the room.
  • Examine the cabinet and place the HANDLE on it (E).
  • Examine the chessboard and place the KNIGHT on it to trigger a puzzle (F).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Move the knight to remove all the pawns.
  • See screenshot for solution (G).
  • Take the 2nd CONNECTING ROD.
  • Change the illumination in the room.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the cabinet; take the LOCOMOTIVE (H).
  • Go right into the bedroom.
  • Examine the nightstand and place the 2 GEARS on the mechanism; take the 3rd CONNECTING ROD (I).
  • Back out and go left into the office.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the bottom shelf; place the LOCOMOTIVE on the track. Place the 3 CONNECTING RODS on the mechanism (J).
  • Take the ANGEL HEART (K).
  • Back out.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the statue and place the ANGEL HEART on it; take the BULB (L).
  • Back out and go down into the crypt.
  • Examine the lamp and place the BULB on it (M).
  • Back out.

Chapter 2 – The Library

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the alcove (N).
  • You will access a HOP.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Find the items listed (N1).
  • You will earn a GREEK MASK.
  • Go up the stairs.
  • Change the illumination.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the top of the roots and place the GREEK MASK in the slot; take the CHEST BUTTON (O).
  • Examine the left alcove to access a HOP (P).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the items where they belong in the scene (P1).
  • You will earn a KNIFE.
  • Change the illumination and go right into the bedroom.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the box and use the KNIFE on the ribbon; take the LENS (Q), and the DOOR HANDLE (R).
  • Examine the dresser to access a HOP (S).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Find the items listed (S1).
  • You will earn a POWDER WITH BRUSH.
  • Back out twice.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the door and place the DOOR HANDLE on it; turn the handle (T).
  • Go through the newly-opened door to the library.
  • Take the TAP (U).
  • Examine the book shelf; take the SCISSORS (V) and read the note (W).
  • Back out; go up the stairs and then right into the bedroom.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the box and use the SCISSORS on the tape; take the TAPE (X).
  • Back out and go left.
  • Examine the desktop and turn the newspaper pages to read the articles (Y).
  • Use the POWDER WITH BRUSH and then the TAPE on the fingerprint; take the FINGERPRINT (Z).
  • Examine the portrait and use the FINGERPRINT on the green button; read the scroll and take the SEED (A).
  • Back out twice and go into the library.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the magic pot and place the SEED in it; take the FIRE FLOWER (B).
  • Back out.
  • Examine the glass doors and open them; use the FIRE FLOWER on the Harpy (C).
  • Go through the newly-opened door.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the center fountain; take the CANE (D).
  • Examine the right fountain; take the 2nd LENS (E).
  • Go left through the arch (F).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Give the CANE to the gentleman topiary (G); take the BOOK (H) and the 2nd CHEST BUTTON (I).
  • Examine the gate; take the 3rd LENS (J).
  • Take the KNIGHT (K).
  • Back out twice and go into the library.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the lamp and place the 3 LENSES on it (L).
  • Turn on the illuminator (M).
  • Examine the desk; take the picture to get the code from her bag entered into the journal (N).
  • Examine the right bookcase to access a HOP (O).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Find the items listed (O1).
  • You will earn a BONE.
  • Change the illumination back to the dark.
  • Back out; go right and then left through the arch.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Give the BONE to the dog topiary (P).
  • Take the 3rd CHEST BUTTON (Q).
  • Back out twice; go up the stairs and then right into the bedroom.
  • Examine the bag and use the code found in your journal from the picture; 7, 3, 5 and 9 (R).
  • Take the 2nd BOOK (S), the 2nd KNIGHT (T) and read the note (U).
  • Back out twice and go to into the library.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the chest and place the 3 CHEST BUTTONS in their matching slots (V).
  • Examine the chess board and place the 2 KNIGHTS on it to trigger a puzzle (W).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Move the knights to remove all the pawns.
  • See screenshot for solution (X).
  • Take the GLOBE PART.
  • Change the illumination.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the GLOBE PART on the globe; take the SWORD HANDLE (U).
  • Examine the desk; take the HELMET (V).
  • Back out and go right out the door.
  • Place the SWORD HANDLE on the blade (W); examine the mechanism and remove the chain (X).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Take the 2nd HELMET (Y).
  • Go left through the arch.
  • Examine the gate and place the 2 HELMETS on it (Z).
  • Go forward to the shore.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the crab; take the CRANK (A).
  • Go into the cable car; take the BOWSTRING (B).
  • Back out.
  • Examine the Trojan horse to access a HOP (C).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Find the items listed (C1).
  • You will earn PLUMBERS TAPE.
  • Back out twice.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the center fountain and place the CRANK on the mechanism (D); take the TILES (E).
  • Return the shore and into the cable car.
  • Examine the box and place the TILES on it to trigger a puzzle (F).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Slide the tiles to match the pattern above.
  • To solve the puzzle, select the following pieces: L-M-H-E-D-C-B-A-F-I-N-Q-R-S-T-U-P-M-H-E-D-C-G-K-L-M-H-E-D-C-B-A-F-I-N-Q-R-S-T-U-P-M-H-E-D.
  • C-B-A-F-I-J-K-L-M-H-E-D-C-B-A-F-I-N-Q-R-S-O-K-J-I-F-A-B-C-D-E-H-M-P-U-T-S-O-K-G-C-B-A-F-I-N.
  • Q-R-S-O-K-J-I-N-Q-R-S-O-K-L-M-H-E-D-C-B-A-F-I-J-K-O-S-T-U-P-M-L-K-O-S-T-U-P-M-H-E-D-C-G-K-L-M-H-E-D-C-B-A-F-I-J-K-G-C.
  • B-A-F-I-N-Q-R-S-O-K-J-I-N-Q-R-S-T-U-P-M-H-E-D-C-B-A-F-I-J-K-O-S-T-U-P-M-H-E-D-C-B-A-F-I-N.
  • Q-R-S-T-U-P-M-H-E-D-C-B-A-F-I-J-K-O-S-T-U-P-M-L-K-O-S-T-U-P-M-H-E-D-C-G-K-L-M-H-E-D-C-B-A-F-I-J-K-G-C-B-A-F-I-N-Q-R-S.
  • T-U-P-M-H-E-D-C-G-K-O-S-T-U-P-M-H-E-D-C-B-A-F-I-N-Q-R-S-O-K-G-C-B-A-F-I-N-Q-R-S-T-U-P-M-H-E-D-C-B-A-F-I-J and K (@).
  • Take the CUTTING PLIERS and the WIRE.
  • Back out.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the CUTTING PLIERS on the sign; take the SIGNBOARD (G).
  • Enter the cable car.
  • Place the SIGNBOARD on the gap (H) and move the lever (Z).
  • Zoom into the control panel and take the 3rd BOOK (I) and remove the broken transistors (J).
  • Go to the library.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the bookcase and place the 3 BOOKS on the shelves to trigger a puzzle (K).
  • Arrange the books per the clues.
  • See screenshot for solution (L).
  • Go left through the newly-opened doorway to the elevator.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Take the DOWELS (M).
  • Go to the shore.
  • Examine the door and place the DOWELS on the lock to trigger a puzzle (N).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the correct dowels in the slots.
  • See screenshot for solution (O).
  • Enter the building.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Take the METAL BALL (P) and the WRENCH (Q).
  • Examine the barrel; take the ELECTRICAL TAPE (1).
  • Go up the stairs.
  • Take the RESISTOR (R).
  • Use the WRENCH on the claw; take the MECHANICAL CLAW (S).
  • Back out twice.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the crab and place the MECHANICAL CLAW on it (T).
  • Go across the bridge.
  • Take the HOOK (U), and ARROW (V).
  • Back out.
  • Place the HOOK on the rope to hook the barrel (W).
  • Back out twice.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the BOWSTRING and ARROW on the archer (X).
  • Take the KEY (Y).
  • Go forward three times to the cable car.
  • Use the KEY on the first aid kit; take the REAGENT (Z) and the 2nd METAL BALL (A).
  • Go to the library and then left into the elevator.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the WIRE and ELECTRICAL TAPE on the back of the button panel (B).
  • Press the down button.
  • Take the TRANSISTOR (C).
  • Back out and press the up button.
  • Examine the right bookshelf to access a HOP (D).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Find the items listed (D1).
  • You will earn a PADLOCK KEY.
  • Go left into the elevator.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the PADLOCK KEY on the padlock and turn the key. Lower the light cover; take the BATTERY (E).
  • Press the elevator down button.
  • Examine the device and press the button (F); remove the burnt out battery and place the BATTERY in the holder (G).
  • Place a METAL BALL in the chute (H) and press the button (F); repeat with the 2nd METAL BALL.
  • Take the MAGIC BALL (I).
  • Back out and press the up button.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the MAGIC BALL on the statue (J).
  • Examine the statue; take the MAP PART (K).
  • Go to the shore; enter the building and go up the stairs.
  • Examine the map and place the MAP PART on it to trigger a puzzle (L).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Move the chips to their matching colored locations.
  • To solve the puzzle, select the following: C, A, D, E, F, B, C, A, D, E, F, B, C, A, D and E (M).
  • Take the PLATE (N).
  • Back out twice and cross the bridge.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the PLATE in the tree hollow; take the DOVE (O).
  • Go to the library.
  • Examine the statue and place the DOVE in its hands; take the BULB (P).
  • Back out and go down into the crypt.
  • Examine the lamp and place the BULB in a slot (Q); select anywhere in the scene to get a SECRET KEY.
  • Go to the shore and into the cable car.

Chapter 3- House of Kleitos

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the control panel and place the TRANSISTOR and RESISTOR on it (R).
  • Use the SECRET KEY in the keyhole (S); close the panel and move the lever.
  • Examine the shelf; take the HAND (T).
  • Take the CANNON BALL (U).
  • Attempt to go up the ladder (V).
  • Go forward on the left into the cable car; pull the lever.
  • Examine the Trojan horse to access a HOP (W).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Find the items listed (W1).
  • You will earn a GAS MASK.
  • Go into the cable car and push the lever forward.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the GAS MASK on the ladder (X).
  • Go up the ladder.
  • Examine the roots; take the WINCH HANDLE (Y).
  • Back out; enter the cable car and pull the lever. Go up to the second floor of the building on the right.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the WINCH HANDLE on the gears; crank the handle twice (Z).
  • Take the GUN POWDER (A) and the CLAMP (B).
  • Return to the cable car; push the lever and go up the ladder.
  • Examine the roots and place the CLAMP on the pipe (C).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the opened door; take the BOARDS (D).
  • Examine Pandora’s Box and place the HAND on the left handprint; take the UNLIT TORCH (E).
  • Go back via the cable car and go right over the bridge.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the UNLIT TORCH on the fire to get a LIT TORCH (F).
  • Examine the ship’s ramp and place the BOARDS on it to trigger a puzzle (G).
  • Place the boards to fill in the space.
  • See screenshot for solution (H).
  • Go up the ramp to the ship.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Take the JUG (I).
  • Back out twice and enter the building.
  • Examine the barrel and place the TAP on it; place the JUG under the tap. Turn the tap and take the RUM (J).
  • Go up the stairs.
  • In this order; place the GUN POWDER, CANNON BALL and LIT TORCH on the cannon (K).
  • Back out twice and cross the bridge.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the blimp; take the ARM (L) and the CORD (M).
  • Back out and enter the building.
  • Place the ARM on the wrestler; take the LOCK PIECE (N).
  • Go to the cable car; push the lever and go up the ladder.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the generator room; place the CORD on the wheel and the RUM in the tank. Pull the cord (O).
  • Pull the illuminator switch to change the illumination (P).
  • Examine the shelves to trigger a HOP (Q).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the items where they belong in the scene (Q1).
  • You will earn a 2nd LOCK PIECE.
  • Change the illumination.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Select the alcove to rid the bats (R).
  • Examine the table and place the 2 LOCK PIECES on the lid to trigger a puzzle (S).
  • Guide the square to the bottom slot.
  • See screenshot for solution (T).
  • Take the COLUMN PART.
  • Change the illumination.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the COLUMN PART on the column (U).
  • Go up the newly-opened staircase.
  • Take the MUG (V) and the DARTS (W).
  • Back out twice and use the cable car; enter the building.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the statue and place the MUG in his hand; take the WEIGHT (X).
  • Examine the dart board and use the DARTS on it; take the HAND (Y).
  • Back out and use the cable car; go up the ladder.
  • Change the illumination.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine Pandora’s Box; place the HAND in the slot (Z).
  • Change the illumination.
  • Take the SCIENTIST (A).
  • Go up the staircase to the lab.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Hang the SCIENTIST on the wall (B).
  • Take the MAGIC BALL (C).
  • Back out.
  • Use the MAGIC BALL on the statue (D).
  • Examine the angel statue; take the BAS RELIEF (E).
  • Go to the library. Go left into the elevator and push the down button.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the cabinet and place the WEIGHT in the lock to trigger a puzzle (F).
  • Balance the scales five times by selecting the tabs and dropping balls on the scales to balance them. Hold the tab to increase the size of the ball (G).
  • Take the SEED (H).
  • Back out and go up in the elevator.
  • Change the illumination.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the magic pot and place the SEED in it; take the FIRE FLOWER (I).
  • Go to the cable car and push the lever forward; go up the ladder and left to the lab.
  • Place the BAS RELIEF on the cabinet; take the KEY (J).
  • Return to the cable car and use it; go right over the bridge and enter the ship.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the FIRE FLOWER on the Harpy (K).
  • Use the KEY on the cabinet; take the TREBLE CLEF (L).
  • Go down into the hold through the doorway that the Harpy was blocking.
  • Place the TREBLE CLEF on the case; take the EYEPIECE (M).
  • Examine the chest; take the ROPE (N).
  • Back out twice.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the ROPE on the logs to create a raft (O).
  • Go forward on the raft.
  • Take the TONGS (P) and the HOSE (Q).
  • Return to the ships hold.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the HOSE on the pump and pump the handle (R); take the PUZZLE PIECE (S).
  • Go to the cable car and push the lever; go up the ladder.
  • Examine the shelves to access a HOP (T).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the items where they belong in the scene (T1).
  • You will earn a CARD.
  • Go left into the lab.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the CARD on the cabinet; take the LIQUID (U).
  • Place the EYEPIECE on the microscope and zoom in. Select the center of the seed to gather the pieces to create the seed; take the SEED (V).
  • Back out.
  • Change the illumination.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the hole in the ceiling; use the TONGS to get the MAP PART (W).
  • Go to the ship and down into the hold.
  • Examine the map and place the MAP PART on it to trigger a puzzle (X).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Move the chips to their matching locations.

    To solve the puzzle, select the following chips: D, E, H, D, E, A, B, C, D, H, G, F, A, B, C, D, E, H, G, F, A, E, D, H and E (Y).

  • Take the NOTE.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the NOTE on the case; take the HARP (Z).
  • Take the cable car to the house of Kleitos and go up the ladder.
  • Change the illumination.
  • Examine the angel statue and give her the HARP; take the BULB (A).
  • Go to the mansion and down into the crypt.
  • Examine the lamp and place the BULB in a slot (B).
  • Select anywhere in the scene to get a 2nd LIQUID.
  • Back out and go into the library.

Chapter 4 – Zofia’s House

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the magic pot and place the SEED in it; take the FIRE FLOWER (C).
  • Go to the ship and forward via the raft.
  • Use the FIRE FLOWER on the Harpy (D).
  • Take the SLEDGEHAMMER (E).
  • Back out.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the door and place the 2 LIQUID on the lock (F).
  • Enter Zofia’s house.
  • Take the SPEAR (G).
  • Use the SLEDGEHAMMER on the wheel; take the STEERING WHEEL (H).
  • Back out and go forward via the raft.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the SPEAR on the boat; take the DIVING MASK (I).
  • Back out and enter the ship.
  • Place the STEERING WHEEL on the stem and turn it (J).
  • Take the BUCKET (K).
  • Go down into the hold.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the DIVING MASK on the opening and go right (L).
  • Examine the sunken ship to access a HOP (M).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Find the items listed (M1).
  • You will earn a FISHING LINE.
  • Exit the ship and go forward via the raft.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the FISHING LINE on the pole; take the FISHING ROD (N).
  • Back out and enter the ship.
  • Examine the ship’s side and use the FISHING ROD on the net; take the STAR (O).
  • Go down into the hold and right through the opening.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the left chest and place the STAR in the recess to trigger a puzzle (P).
  • Close all the shells except the center.
  • To solve the puzzle, select the shells in the order marked on the screenshot (Q).
  • Take the LAMP RING circled in green.
  • Exit the ship and enter Zofia’s house.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the lamp and place the LAMP RING on it (T).
  • Select the ring to change the illumination.
  • Examine the shelves to access a HOP (U).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Find the items listed (U1).
  • You will earn a KNIFE.
  • Back out and go forward via the raft.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the KNIFE on the hammock; take the RED FABRIC (V).
  • Back out to the mansion and go into the library.
  • Hang the RED FABRIC on the rack (W).
  • Take the GATE KEY (X).
  • Exit the mansion and go left through the arch.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the GATE KEY on the gate; turn the key (Y).
  • Go right through the newly-opened gate.
  • Examine the iron gate; take the MACE HEAD (Z).
  • Go to the ship and enter Zofia’s house.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Change the illumination.
  • Place the MACE HEAD on the weapon; select the handle (A).
  • Take the OCTOPUS (B).
  • Go to the ship’s hold and right through the opening.
  • Examine the right chest and place the OCTOPUS in the recess to trigger a puzzle (C).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Close all the shells except for the center one.
  • To solve the puzzle, select the shells in the order marked in the screenshot (@).
  • Take the 2nd REAGENT circled in green.
  • Examine the sunken ship to access a HOP (D).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Find the items listed (D1).
  • You will earn a GATE KEY.
  • Back out five times and go right.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the iron gate and place the GATE KEY in the lock (E).
  • Take the HANDLE (F).
  • Go to the cable car and go forward.
  • Place the HANDLE on the box; take the SAW (G) and AXE (H).
  • Go to Zofia’s house.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the SAW on the cage; take the PICKAXE (I) and COFFER KEY (J).
  • Back out and go forward via the raft.
  • Use the AXE on the log; take the FIREWOOD (K).
  • Go to the lab in the house of Kleitos.
  • Use the COFFER KEY on the cabinet; take the FISH FOOD (L).
  • Go to Zofia’s house.
  • Change the illumination.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the FISH FOOD on the top of the aquarium (M).
  • Go forward through the newly-opened doorway.
  • Take the SHEARS (N) and the BROOM (O).
  • Back out.
  • Examine the shelves to access a HOP (P).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Find the items listed (P1).
  • You will earn STEMWARE.
  • Back out.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the SHEARS on the sheep; take the FLEECE (Q).
  • Enter Zofia’s house.
  • Use the FLEECE on the spinning wheel; take the THREAD (R).
  • Go forward.
  • Examine the table and place the STEMWARE on it to trigger a puzzle (S).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place all the colored glasses on their matching colors.
  • To solve the puzzle, select the following buttons: B, D, C, F, A, B, E and F (T).
  • Take the MAGIC BALL.
  • Back out.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the MAGIC BALL on the statue (U).
  • Examine the statue; take the 3rd REAGENT (V) and the note (W).
  • Back out and go forward via the raft.
  • Examine the rocky shore and use the BROOM on the sand to trigger a puzzle (X).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Find the matching pairs.
  • See screenshot for solution (Y).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the glass castle; take the MECHANISM PART (Z).
  • Go to the cable car and take it forward.
  • Examine the shelves and place the THREAD on the needle; take the THREADED NEEDLE (A).
  • Return via the cable car and go right.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the blimp and use the THREADED NEEDLE on the cloth; take the BAG (B).
  • Back out; enter the building and go up the stairs.
  • Use the BAG on the flower (C); take the SEEDS (D).
  • Back out four times.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the fountain and use the PLUMBERS TAPE on the pipe (E); place the SEEDS on the dirt.
  • Pick the five flowers circled in green; take the FLOWERS (F).
  • Go through the arch.
  • Give the FLOWERS to the lady topiary; take the BRUSH (G).
  • Go to the art room of Zofia’s house.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the MECHANISM PART on the mechanism; turn the parts to match the code in your journal (H).
  • Take the FACE (I).
  • Back four times and go right.
  • Place the FACE on the well; take the METAL HEAD (J) and the BOARD PART (K).
  • Take the cable car to Kleitos’house and go up the ladder.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the table and place the BOARD PART on it to trigger a puzzle (L).
  • Place the colored templates on the board to match the symbols.
  • See screenshot for solution (M).
  • Take the 4th REAGENT.
  • Go to the art room of Zofia’s house.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the easel and place the 4 REAGENTS and BRUSH on it; take the ARROWS (N).
  • Back out.
  • Examine the shelves to access a HOP (O).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Find the items listed (O1).
  • You will earn a LANCE.
  • Change the illumination.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the LANCE on the soldier statue (P).
  • Change the illumination.
  • Examine the table; take the 2nd PUZZLE PIECE (Q).
  • Change the illumination.
  • Examine the puzzle box and place the 2 PUZZLE PIECES in the slots to trigger a puzzle (R).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Guide the square to the bottom slot.
  • See screenshot for solution (S).
  • Take the STONE FLOWER.
  • Change the illumination.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the angel statue and place the STONE FLOWER in her hand; take the BULB (T).
  • Back out five times and go down into the crypt.
  • Examine the lamp and place the BULB in the slot (U).
  • Select anywhere in the scene to get a CRYSTAL.
  • Go to the shore.

Chapter 5 – The Central Part

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the blimp and place the CRYSTAL in the holder; take the GLASS CUTTER (V).
  • Go to the art room of Zofia’s house.
  • Use the GLASS CUTTER on the glass; take the GLASS BIRD (W).
  • Back out twice and go forward via the raft.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the glass castle and place the GLASS BIRD on the door; take the PORTRAIT PART (X).
  • Back out three times and go right.
  • Examine the tree stump and place the PORTRAIT PART on the empty slot to trigger a puzzle (Y).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Swap the pieces to complete the portrait.
  • See screenshot for proper placement prior to selecting the button (Z).
  • See inset (@) for completed face.
  • Take the CAMERA KEY and the CLAPPER.
  • Go to the ship deck.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the CLAPPER on the bell and ring it; take the MASTER KEY (C).
  • Go down into the hold.
  • Use the MASTER KEY on the bag; take the RING (D).
  • Go to the mansion and into the library.
  • Change the illumination.
  • Go left into the elevator.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the camera and use the CAMERA KEY on it; take the TAPE (E).
  • Press the down button.
  • Place the TAPE on the projector and note the code (F).
  • Back out and press the up button.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the desk and use the code from the film on the disks; 2706 (G).
  • Place the ARROWS on the arbalest; take the MAGIC ARBALEST (H), and HEXAGON (I).
  • Go left and press the down button.
  • Examine the device and then zoom into the front panel (J).
  • Place the HEXAGON in the center to trigger a puzzle.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Arrange the wires so they all light up.
  • See screenshot for solution (K).
  • Take the HOLDER.
  • Go to the topiary garden and go right.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the MAGIC ARBALEST on the ritual site doorway (L).
  • Examine the woman; take the CASKET KEY (M).
  • Take the TESLA KEY (N).
  • Back out to the mansion; go upstairs and right.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the box and use the CASKET KEY on it; take the SLIDE (O).
  • Back out and go left.
  • Examine the shelf and place the SLIDE in the device; remove the SLIDE (P). Please note it will not have the code on it yet as shown in the screenshot.
  • Examine the telescope and place the SLIDE in the holder; take the CRYPTEX CODE (Q).
  • Examine the shelves and place the CRYPTEX CODE in the device to get a code.
  • Rotate the dials under the code to duplicate the code; take the scroll (S) and the 2nd RING (T).
  • Go to the topiary garden; go right and enter the ritual site.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the door and place the 2 RINGS in the slots; turn the rings (U).
  • Enter the newly-opened machine room.
  • Examine the bottom shelf to access a HOP (V).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the items where they belong in the scene to access a HOP.
  • Find the items listed (V1).
  • You will earn a SAFE KEY.
  • Back out.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the wall and use the PICKAXE on the bricks. Use the SAFE KEY on the safe; take the BLOCK (W) and the 2nd TESLA KEY (X).
  • Go left.
  • Examine the device and place the 2 TESLA KEYS in the matching slots; take the KEY (Y) and the code (Z).
  • Back out twice.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the BLOCK on the well hook; take the MOSAIC PIECE (A).
  • Go to Zofia’s house.
  • Examine the footboard of the bed and place the MOSAIC PIECE on it to trigger a puzzle (B).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Place the pieces so that no two of the same colors touch.
  • See screenshot for solution (C).
  • Take the 2nd METAL HEAD.
  • Back out; go on the ship and down into the hold.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the chest and use the KEY on it; take the 3rd METAL HEAD (D).
  • Go to the ritual hall.
  • Place the 3 METAL HEADS on the column; set the heads based on the clue in your journal. Select the second from left head twice and the right head four times (E).
  • Take the KEY (F).
  • Go left.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the KEY on the device (G).
  • Examine the device to trigger a puzzle (H).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Arrange the tubes so that all of one color is linked together.
  • To solve the puzzle, select the following: Bx2, C, D, A, B, C, D, C, Ax2, Bx3, C, Bx2, A, B and Ax3 (I).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the shelves (J).
  • You will access a HOP.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Find the items listed (J1).
  • You will earn a LASSO.
  • Back out twice.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Use the LASSO on the item in the water; take the SPADE (K).
  • Go to the ship’s hold.
  • Examine the chest and place the BUCKET by it; use the SPADE on the sand and take the SAND (L).
  • Go to Zofia’s art room.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the furnace and place the FIREWOOD in it; light the furnace with the LIT TORCH (M).
  • Place the SAND in the funnel; take the EMPTY BULB (N).
  • Take the cable car to Kleitos’ house; go up the ladder and left.
  • Examine the device and place the HOLDER and then the EMPTY BULB in the center to trigger a puzzle (O).

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Charge each field with energy.
  • See screenshot for solution (P).
  • Take the BULB (Q).
  • Go to the mansion and down into the crypt.

Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate

  • Examine the lamp and place the BULB in the center (R).
  • Congratulations, you have completed Secrets of the Dark: Mystery of the Ancestral Estate.

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