The Stroke of Midnight Walkthrough

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Welcome to the The Stroke of Midnight Walkthrough!

Reunite the long lost lovers in the afterlife in The Stroke of Midnight!

Whether you use this document as a reference when things get difficult or as a road map to get you from beginning to end, we’re pretty sure you’ll find what you’re looking for here.

This document contains a complete The Stroke of Midnight game walkthrough featuring annotated screenshots from actual gameplay!

We hope you find this information useful as you play your way through the game. Use the walkthrough menu below to quickly jump to whatever stage of the game you need help with.

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This walkthrough was created by Margie B, and is protected under US Copyright laws. Any unauthorized use, including re-publication in whole or in part, without permission, is strictly prohibited.

Walkthrough Menu

General Tips

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  • Click on Play (A) to begin your adventure.
  • The Options (B) button lets you adjust screen and sound.
  • Click on Profile (C) to add or delete a player.
  • The Novel (D) will not be available until the end of the game.
  • The Hand Icon allows you to pick up Inventory Items.
  • This game does not have an inventory tray. Inventory items can be used as soon as you pick them up.
  • You can right-click on an inventory item to drop it back where you found it in most cases.
  • To use an inventory item, click it onto the area in which you see the cursor flash red.
  • Your cursor will glow red when it hovers over an important item in any scene; click on the item to read an important clue.

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  • Hints are unlimited and recharge automatically.
  • The list items (E) for Hidden Object scenes can be found in various parts of the scene: the top, the bottom, on a wall, etc.
  • To use a Hint in a Hidden Object scene, click on the list item to view its location (E). The game shows a small circle around a part of the item.
  • Clicking randomly in a search scene will cause your cursor to move around wildly.
  • The Hint system in this game comes in stages. You can read messages in mirrors, waterfalls, walls, and so on, regarding your next task (F and G).
  • Zoom into those messages to learn hints about what to do next. Click on the zoom-in message once more to get exact details of what to do next.
  • You can skip puzzles once the “Skip Puzzle” icon appears in the lower right corner.
  • The Diary (H) can be located in different parts of any scene. Open it to read parts of the story and receive clues for some of the puzzles.

Chapter 1: Cemetery and Bedroom

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  • Head toward the front door and knock on it (1).
  • Zoom out and head left toward the cemetery (2).
  • Zoom into the sparkly logs to trigger a Hidden Object Scene (3).

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  • Take the SCARF (4) in the lower right to add it to your cursor.

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  • Place the SCARF on the stone engraving on the pillar to clean it. Note the letter A engraving that appears (5).
  • Head back toward the front door.
  • Click on the tiles to switch the image to resemble the one on the pillar you just cleaned (6).

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  • You will enter the house as soon as the puzzle is solved.
  • Pan to the left; touch the steps (7) and the gap (8) in front of the steps.
  • Pan to the right; click on the plank (9), the WOODEN BOARD (10), and the BOULDER (11).
  • Take the PLANK (9) and place it on the BOULDER (11).
  • Take the WOODEN BOARD (10) stuck under the boulder.
  • Drag the WOODEN BOARD over to the gap by the left staircase (8).
  • Go up the left staircase.

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  • Head right toward the first door (A).
  • Grab the TASSEL (B) and place it on the KEY (C).
  • Place the KEY in the lock (D) and go into the bedroom.

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  • Zoom into the nightstand by the bed (E).
  • Try to open the top drawer; it’s stuck.
  • Drag the LETTER OPENER (F) over the top of the stand to pry open the drawer.
  • Click on the PAPER SCRAPS inside the drawer.
  • If you try to assemble them right away you will notice there are some missing pieces. Zoom out of the drawer.
  • Pick up the 5 MISSING SCRAPS marked in yellow.
  • The game will zoom into the nightstand.

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  • Assemble the scraps to form 2 separate letters.
  • Correct pieces will lock in place.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution (G).

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  • Pan all the way to the left; zoom into the locked box by the window.
  • Click on the locked box and pan out (H).
  • Pick up the 3 CIRCLES marked in green and the pieces will be placed on the box.

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  • Arrange the circles as shown in the screenshot (I).
  • Click on the ROSE in the box.
  • Pan to the right; go through the right door.

Chapter 2: Hallway and Ballroom

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  • Open the diary on the left (J).
  • Drag the RING (K) on the left onto the chain hanging from the ceiling (L).
  • Pull the chain to lift the large statue blocking the hallway (M).
  • Head forward to activate a search scene.

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  • Look for all the items on the list.
  • Take the FEATHER DUSTER (N) by the stained glass window.

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  • Zoom into the portraits on the right side of the wall (O).
  • Clean the 5 portraits with the FEATHER DUSTER.
  • Click on 2 portraits to swap their positions when the hand icon is present ( not all portraits can be moved).
  • The solution is random (P).

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  • Grab the SCROLL (Q) on the left to add a diary page.
  • Go forward to enter the next scene.

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  • Click on the number 12 on the CLOCK (A) on the ground.
  • Pick up the KEY (1), TUNING KNOB (2), SUPPORT POLE (3), TUNING FORK (4), and INSTRUCTIONS (5) on the ground.

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  • Drag the KEY to the lock (B).
  • Open the cover.
  • Place the SUPPORT POLE inside the cover (C).
  • Put the TUNING PIN in the empty slot (D).
  • Place the TUNING FORK into the holder on the right (E).
  • Change the TUNING PINS so they face in the same directions as the instructions (F).

Chapter 3: Waterfall and War Room

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  • Zoom into the locked box to trigger a puzzle.
  • Click on the arrows in this order, turning at the intervals shown in the screenshot: D, R, U, R, D, R, D, L, D.
  • If you fall into one of the red holes, the puzzle will reset.
  • The BALL will land on the table after the puzzle has been solved.

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  • Drag the BALL (A) over to the cup next to it.
  • Take the BRUSH (B) and pan to the left side of the scene; clean the dim light (C) with the BRUSH.

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  • Zoom into the bench on the left to trigger a search scene.
  • Look for all the items on the list.
  • Take the GARDEN SAW (D).

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  • Cut the fallen tree limb by the stairs with the GARDEN SAW (E).
  • You can now go up the steps.

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  • Give the BONE (A) to the stuffed dog (B) on the right to automatically grab the KEY from its mouth.
  • Place the KEY in the keyhole on the cabinet (C) to drop 2 wine glasses on the table.
  • Grab the WINE BOTTLE (D) and pour it into the 2 WINE GLASSES (E).

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  • Zoom into the sparkly cabinet on the left to trigger a search scene.
  • Look for all the items on the list.
  • Take the WHISK BROOM (F).

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  • Pan to the right.
  • Dust the dirty armor 3 times with the WHISK BROOM (G).
  • Move the BOX (H) and click on the RUG (I) to add it behind the armor suits, it will show you where each piece belongs.

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  • Pan to the left.
  • Throw the BUCKET OF WATER (J) into the fire.
  • Use the POKER (K) to retrieve the armor piece from the fire.
  • Click on the ARMOR PIECE that falls in front of the fireplace (L).
  • Pick up the 2 ARMOR PIECES marked in red (M and N).

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  • Zoom into the armors and assemble them as shown in the screenshot (O).
  • Some pieces are already on the statues; make sure you move them to the right spots.
  • Go out the door.

Chapter 4: Dining Room and Basement

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  • Pan left and click on the ghost by the bench to trigger a search scene.
  • Look for all the items on the list.
  • Click on the PORTRAIT (A).

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  • Go through the right door.
  • Click on the WEDDING CAKE (B) on the table for the ghosts to appear and a task to appear on the mirror.
  • Grab the HANDKERCHIEF (C) on the table and give it to the MOTHER GHOST (D) at the end of the table.
  • Give the RELUCTANT GROOM DOLL (E) on the table to VLAD (F).
  • Place the EAGER BRIDE DOLL (G) on the GHOST on the right (H).
  • Give the WINE CARAFE (I) to the FATHER (J) so he can toast.
  • Give the CORSAGE (K) to the lady GHOST (L) on the left.

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  • The game will focus in on the letter at the end of the table.
  • Check out our video solution!
  • The paper should be facing in the same direction of Fig. 1.
  • Fold in all 4 corners of Fig. 1 by clicking on each corner when the hand icon appears.
  • Fig. 2 shows the folded paper; flip it over so it resembles Fig. 3. Place your cursor in the center of the page and click when the gold arrow appears to flip it.
  • Fold in all 4 corners in Fig. 3.
  • Fig. 4 shows the final image; click on it.
  • You will be transported to the Basement.

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  • Grab the VALVE TAP (A) on the right.
  • Pan to the left; place the VALVE TAP on the barrel (B).
  • Grab the EMPTY BUCKET (C) on the left and place it below the valve tap.
  • Click on the tap to fill the bucket.
  • Drag the FILLED BUCKET over to the fire on the right to extinguish it (D).

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  • Drag the SHOVEL (E) over to the debris on the right and click on the debris twice to remove it.
  • Click on the LABORATORY SIGN (F) in the debris.

Chapter 5: Kitchen and Lydia’s Room

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  • Place the POKER (G) in the fire.
  • Put some WOOD (H) in the fire. The light from the fire reveals a bucket in the corner.
  • Grab the HANDLE (I) by the fireplace and place it on the well.
  • Grab the BUCKET (J) next to the fireplace and drag it to the well.
  • Click twice on the well to lower and raise the bucket, filling it with water.
  • Drag the GLASS (K) over to the filled bucket.

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  • You are transported back to the Hallway.
  • Head left toward the picture of Lydia’s ghost (1).
  • Knock on the door (L).

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  • Click down and head forward to access a search scene.
  • Look for all the items on the list.
  • Grab the DOOR HANDLE (M) in the lower right.

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  • Head toward Lydia’s door on the left.
  • The DOOR HANDLE will be automatically placed on the door.
  • Click on the door to access a search scene.
  • Look for all the items on the list.
  • Grab the ALBUM PAGE (N) in the lower right.
  • You will view the diary; exit that view to return to the dining room.

Chapter 6: Dining Room and Kitchen Revisited

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  • You are transported back to the Dining Room.
  • Examine the fireplace to trigger a search scene.
  • Look for all the items on the list.
  • Take the STATUE (1) in the lower center and it will land outside the fireplace.

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  • Place the STATUE (2) above the left side of the fireplace.
  • Drag the FLOWERS (3) into the VASE by the fireplace.
  • Place the CANDLES (4) below the table onto the CANDELABRA on the table.

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  • Click on the CHAIR (5) on the ground to put it back in place.
  • Drag the BROOM (6) over to the patch of dirt on the right (8).
  • Place the TILE (7) in the spot you just swept (8).
  • Go into the kitchen through the door next to the fireplace.

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  • Click on the well twice to fill the WATER BUCKET (A).
  • Place the WATER BUCKET into the fireplace (B).
  • Take the CANDLE SNUFFER (C) on the left side of the wall and place it over the 3 CANDLES (D) in the upper left.

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  • Open the oven door (E).
  • Grab the TONGS (F) in the upper left and place them in the oven to grab a hot coal.
  • Pan to the right; place the HOT COAL on the CANDLE (G) in the corner.
  • Drag the LIT CANDLE over to the secret door (H) next to the mirror to burn it down.

Chapter 7: Secret Room and Stained Glass Doors

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  • Zoom into the beakers on the left to trigger a search scene.
  • Look for all the items on the list.
  • Click on the NITER (I) to add it to the table.

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  • Click on the 2 WEIGHTS marked in red to have them placed upon the table.
  • Grab the COAL (J) by the fireplace.

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  • Grab the LADDER (K) on right and place it over the doorway; take the third WEIGHT (L).
  • Use the SCISSORS (M) in the lower right to cut the knot on the cabinets (N).
  • Open the cabinet; click on the SULFUR (O).

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  • Follow the recipe on the table. If you make a mistake, you can pick up another piece of COAL next to the fireplace.
  • To add an ingredient to the scale; pick it up and click on the scale the number of portions you want added, then right-click the item to remove it from your cursor.
  • Check out our video solution!
  • Place 1 COAL (C) on the right scale (R) and the 2 OZ WEIGHT on the left scale (L).
  • Place the COAL in the large bowl (B).
  • Place 2 SULFURS on the right scale (R) and the 2 OZ WEIGHT on the left scale (L).
  • Place the SULFUR in the large bowl (B).
  • Place 4 NITERS (N) on the right scale (R) and the 4 OZ WEIGHT on the left scale (L).
  • Place the NITER in the large bowl (B).
  • Place 1 COPPER (CP) on the right scale (R) and the 1 OZ WEIGHT on the left scale (L).
  • Place the COPPER in the large bowl (B).
  • Place 3 IRONS (I) on the right scale (R) and the 1 OZ WEIGHT, and the 2 OZ WEIGHT, on the left scale (L).
  • Place the IRON in the large bowl (B).
  • Place 6 MANGANESE (M) on the right scale (R) and the 5 OZ WEIGHT, and the 1 OZ WEIGHT, on the left scale (L).
  • Place the MANGANESE in the large bowl (B).

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  • Pick up the 2 STAINED GLASS PIECES marked in red on the floor.
  • Zoom into the stained glass doors in the back of the scene.
  • Place the mirror shards found on the ground into the appropriate door.
  • You should also move the pieces already on the door to the correct window. Click on 2 pieces in the same position on opposite doors to swap them.
  • Please look at the screenshot for the solution (A).

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  • Zoom into the area by the bottom of the statue to trigger a search scene.
  • Look for all the items on the list.
  • Click on the STAINED GLASS (B).

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  • Grab the STAINED GLASS (C) on the ground.
  • The game automatically zooms into the doors.
  • Place the PINK STAINED GLASS on the left door.
  • Place the RED ROSE STAINED GLASS on the right door.
  • Go through the left door.

Chapter 8: Library and Underground Bedroom

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  • Open the drawer (D); click on the CANDLEHOLDER (E) and it will land by the red chair on the left.
  • Drag the CANDLE (F) by the chair over to the LAMP (G) to light it.
  • Place the LIT CANDLE in the CANDLEHOLDER (H) by the chair.

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  • Zoom into the left bookcase; click on the books.
  • Pan to the right.
  • Remove the BOOKS (I) from the bottom of the ladder.
  • Move the LADDER (J) to the right bookcase.
  • Take the KEY (K) above the ladder.
  • Place the KEY into the locked drawer (L).

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  • Zoom into the locked drawer to activate a search scene.
  • Look for all the items on the list.
  • Click on the CODE BOARD (M) in the lower left.

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  • You will be taken to the zoom-in scene of the left bookcase.
  • The CODE BOARD has the following engravings:
  • 5-3 = IV.
  • 9-8 = II.
  • 2+2 = XII.
  • 2+1 = V.
  • 7-2 = I.
  • Once you solve the equations {for example; 2 + 1 (3) = V} it will tell you in which order to touch the books.
  • To solve the puzzle click on the books in the following order: II, IV, V, XII, I.
  • Go through the secret door.

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  • Click on the 4 BLOODY HANDPRINTS marked in yellow.
  • Pan to the right.
  • Turn the GLOBE once; click on the BLOODY HANDPRINT marked in yellow.

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  • Zoom into the small table by the bed to activate a search scene.
  • Look for all the items on the list.
  • Take the ROSE-HIP IMAGE (N).

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  • The napkin should be facing in the same direction of Fig. 1.
  • Flip over Fig. 1 so it is facing the same direction of Fig. 2.
  • Fold in all 4 corners of Fig. 2 by clicking on each corner when the hand icon appears.
  • Fig. 3 shows the folded napkin; flip it over so it resembles Fig. 4.
  • Fold in all 4 corners in Fig. 4; Fig. 5 shows the folded napkin.
  • Fold in all 4 corners of Fig. 5.
  • Check out our video solution!
  • Fig. 6 shows the final image. Click on the napkin to read the diary page.

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  • Place the LADDER (O) on the right bookcase.
  • Take the HEART (P) in the upper right and place it over the recess on the door.

Chapter 9: Library Revisited

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  • Zoom into the book on the table (A).
  • Zoom out to look for the scraps of paper.
  • Drag the LADDER (B) over to the right side; take the SCRAP (1) in the upper right.
  • Open the drawer in the lower right; take the SCRAP (2).
  • Grab the SCRAP (3) on the chair.

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  • Drag the LADDER over to the left side; take the SCRAP (4).
  • Grab the SCRAP (5) by the books.
  • Click on the closed drawer twice (C) to activate a search scene.

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  • Look for all the items on the list.
  • Take PAGE 13 from inside the drawer (D).

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  • Assemble the ANTI-FEVER MEDICINE paper as shown in the screenshot (E).
  • Correct pieces will lock in place.
  • Follow the ghost up the staircase.

Chapter 10: Anti-fever Medicine Ingredients

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  • Click on the PEPPERMINT PAGE on the right (1).
  • Zoom into the puzzle on the table (2).
  • Check out our video solution!
  • Focus the lens as shown in the screenshot. The solution is random.
  • Click on the PEPPERMINT LEAF (3) on the left.

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  • Zoom into the bench to activate a search scene.
  • Look for all the items on the list.
  • Grab the CLIPPERS (4).

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  • Remove the ROSE-HIPS with the CLIPPERS (5).
  • Take the CHAMOMILLE FLOWERS (6) from the lower right.
  • Follow the ghost right.

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  • Use the TONGS (A) to grab the SUGAR (B) from the bowl.
  • Grab the GLASS OF WATER (C) on the table.
  • Drag the WINE GLASS (D) on the ground over to the barrel (E) to obtain the WINE.
  • Click on the area below the mirror; you need to find some more floor tiles (F).
  • Grab the DECORATIVE FLOOR TILE (G) below the table.

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  • Zoom into the fireplace to activate a search scene.
  • Look for all the items on the list.
  • Grab the DECORATIVE FLOOR TILE (H).

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  • Zoom into the area below the mirror to activate the puzzle.
  • Assemble the tiles as shown in the screenshot (I).
  • Follow the ghost through the mirror.

Chapter 11: Anti-fever Medicine Preparation

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  • Click on the RECIPE on the table to trigger tasks (J).
  • Take the 0.5 OZ WEIGHT (K) in the lower left.
  • Grab the FUNNEL (L) on the right.
  • Place the LADDER on the right side of the scene.
  • Take the EUCALYPTUS OIL (M) in the upper shelf.

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  • Examine the flasks on the left to trigger a search scene.
  • Grab the SPIRAL (N) on the right.

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  • Place 3 ROSE-HIP BERRIES (R) on the right side of the scale. Put the 4 OZ WEIGHT and the 1 OZ WEIGHT on the left scale.
  • Put the ROSE-HIP BERRIES into the large GLASS CONTAINER (G) on the left.
  • Place 2 PEPPERMINTS (P) on the right scale. Put the 1 OZ WEIGHT on the left scale.
  • Put the PEPPERMINT into the large GLASS CONTAINER (G) on the left.
  • Place 3 COAL POWDERS (C) on the right side of the scale. Put the 1 OZ WEIGHT and the 0.5 OZ WEIGHT on the left scale.
  • Put the COAL POWDER into the large GLASS CONTAINER (G) on the left.
  • Place 6 CHAMOMILES (CH) and the 1 OZ WEIGHT on the right side of the scale. Put the 4 OZ WEIGHT on the left scale.
  • Put the CHAMOMILES into the large GLASS CONTAINER (G) on the left.
  • Place 7 SUGAR CUBES (S) and the 0.5 OZ WEIGHT on the right scale. Put the 4 OZ WEIGHT on the left scale.
  • Put the SUGAR CUBES into the large GLASS CONTAINER (G) on the left.
  • Drag the GLASS OF WATER (W) over to the large GLASS CONTAINER (G).
  • Drag the WINE CARAFE (WI) over to the large GLASS CONTAINER (G) and click on it once.
  • Drag the EUCALYPTUS OIL (E) to the large GLASS CONTAINER (G) and click once.
  • Check out our video solution!
  • Follow the ghost on the right.

Chapter 12: The Finale

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  • Examine the area below the statue to trigger a search scene.
  • Look for all the items on the list.
  • Take the LANTERN in the upper left (1).

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  • The LANTERN you obtained from the search scene will automatically fix the top part of the broken railing.
  • Grab the 2 PIECES on the ground and place them as shown in the screenshot.
  • Click on the NOTE (3) on the ground.

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  • Follow these instructions to complete this puzzle.
  • Check out our video solution!
  • Make sure the page is facing the same direction as in Fig. 1 and then fold in each of the 4 corners.
  • Fold the 4 corners of Fig. 2 so it resembles the image in Fig. 3.
  • Flip Fig. 3 so it resembles the image in Fig. 4.
  • Fold the 4 corners of Fig. 4.
  • Fig. 5 shows the final image; click on the paper to place it in your diary.

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  • You will be taken back to the cemetery.
  • Examine the tree roots to trigger a search scene.
  • Look for all the items on the list.
  • Take the PRUNING SHEARS (A) in the lower right.

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  • Cut the ROSE (B) with the PRUNING SHEARS.
  • Place the ROSE in the VASE (C).
  • After the credits, you will be asked to enter your name in the Novel (D). Flip through the pages to read the whole story.
  • If you exit the game, you can go to the Main Menu and click on Novel to continue reading.
  • Congratulations! You’ve Completed The Stroke of Midnight!

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