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  • Hidden-object puzzles are referred to as HOPs. Only the locations of the HOPs will be shown.
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Chapter 1

Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Speak to character; take BAG (A).
  • Take WINDMILL BLADES; CARVING KNIFE (B).
  • Use CARVING KNIFE (C) for CANE (D).
  • BAG for HAND MIRROR.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Remove plate; use HAND MIRROR, CANE (E).
  • Go forward.
  • Take BRUSH (F).
  • Take GEM HEART; use BRUSH (G); select 1-4; take SWAN KNIGHT EMBLEM (H).
  • Take SPEARS, note (I).
  • Go down.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place SWAN KNIGHT EMBLEM; take TOWER CHEST KEY (J).
  • Go forward.
  • Use TOWER CHEST KEY; take Map, FLAG (K).
  • Use SPEARS, FLAG (L); play HOP (M); receive TREE ORNAMENT.
  • Go down.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place TREE ORNAMENT (N).
  • Solution (O). G-A-G-I-Ex2-I-H-C-H.
  • Speak to character; receive SIEGFRIED’S DIARY.
  • Go right.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take FRAME DECORATION (P).
  • Take GOLDEN BEAK (Q); place GEM HEART; take ENCRYPTED LOCK RING (R).
  • Go forward.
  • Place FRAME DECORATION; take GOLDEN HEAD ORNAMENT (S); select portrait; take FOLDED PAPER (T).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take WINDMILL TOWER (U).
  • Place WINDMILL TOWER, WINDMILL BLADES (V).
  • Go right.
  • Place GOLDEN HEAD ORNAMENT; take ENCRYPTED LOCK RING (W).
  • Go down.
  • Place 2 ENCRYPTED LOCK RINGS; take PIANO BOARD DECORATION (X).
  • Go right.
  • FOLDED PAPER for SHEET MUSIC.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place SHEET MUSIC, PIANO BOARD DECORATION (Y); select 1-6 for HOP (Z); receive SHOULDER ORNAMENT.
  • Return to Secret Passage.
  • Place SHOULDER ORNAMENT; take LOCK CENTERPIECE (A).
  • Go forward.
  • Place LOCK CENTERPIECE; select 1-7.
  • Go forward.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take CHEST MEDALLION (B).
  • Go down.
  • Take note; place CHEST MEDALLION (C); take TANKARD (D).
  • Go down.
  • Use TANKARD (E); receive IMPROVISED NOISEMAKER; take CLOCK WEIGHT (F).
  • Return to Great Hall.
  • Use IMPROVISED NOISEMAKER (G).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take ESTADEA’S SIGIL; note, CLOCK PENDULUM (H).
  • Return to Gallery.
  • Select bird; open (I), place CLOCK PENDULUM, CLOCK WEIGHT; take SEWING MACHINE EMBLEM (J).
  • Go down.
  • Place SEWING MACHINE EMBLEM (K); take SCISSORS (L).
  • Go forward.
  • Use SCISSORS (M); select painting.

Chapter 2

Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take PAINT REMOVER (N); select (O).
  • Go down.
  • Use PAINT REMOVER; receive WING DECORATION (P); select (Q).
  • Go right.
  • Place WING DECORATION; take SIEGFRIED’S PENDANT (R).
  • SIEGFRIED’S PENDANT on SIEGFRIED’S DIARY to take SWAN CREST.
  • Return to Secret Passage.
  • Place SWAN CREST (S).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Solution (T). A-B-C-A-B-C-B-C.
  • Go left.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take LADDER BOARDS; CROSSBOW BOLT (U).
  • Return to Gallery.
  • Use LADDER BOARDS (V); take SHOULDER ORNAMENT PART (W).
  • Return to Secret Passage.
  • Place SHOULDER ORNAMENT PART; take CROSSBOW PART (X).
  • Take SCABBARD KEY (Y).
  • Go left.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place CROSSBOW PART, CROSSBOW BOLT; receive CROSSBOW (Z).
  • Use CROSSBOW (A).
  • Use SCABBARD KEY (B); take SWORD KEY (C).
  • Return to Great Hall.
  • Select character.

Chapter 3

Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take PAINTING CASE TOKEN (D).
  • Place SWORD KEY (E).
  • Go left.
  • Play HOP (F); receive INCOMPLETE SWORD KEY.
  • Place PAINTING CASE TOKEN (G); select 1-6; take note; PALETTE KNIFE (H).
  • Use PALETTE KNIFE (I); receive HILT DECORATION.
  • Go down.
  • HILT DECORATION on INCOMPLETE SWORD KEY for SWORD KEY.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place SWORD KEY (J).
  • Go right.
  • Take SWORD KEY (K).
  • Take WOODEN SWORD BLADE (L).
  • Place SWORD KEY (@); take MODEL AXE (M).
  • Take note; place GOLDEN BEAK (N).

Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess

  • Solution (O1-O8).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Solution (09).
  • Take MINIATURE FIDDLE.
  • Go down.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place MINIATURE FIDDLE (P); play HOP (Q); receive TOWER KEY.
  • Use TOWER KEY (R).
  • Go left.
  • Take CISNEROS CROWN; place ESTADEA’S SIGIL (S).
  • Return to Atrium.
  • Place CISNEROS CROWN; take EMBLEM FRAME (T).
  • Return to Castle Keep.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place EMBLEM FRAME (U).
  • Take note, STEEL BRUSH (V).
  • Return to Atrium.
  • Use STEEL BRUSH; take GEM (W).
  • Return to Armory.
  • Place WOODEN SWORD BLADE; take WOODEN SWORD KEY REPLICA (X).
  • Return to Atrium.
  • Replace SWORD KEY with WOODEN SWORD KEY REPLICA (Y).
  • Go down.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place SWORD KEY (Z).
  • Return to Drawing Room.
  • Place GEM (A).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Solution (B).
  • Take note, SEWING KIT.
  • Go down.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Use SEWING KIT (C); speak to character; take CURSED PAINTING.
  • Return to Castle Keep.
  • Place CURSED PAINTING (D); speak to character.

Chapter 4

Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take BRANCH (E).
  • Use BRANCH; take BROKEN LANTERN (F).
  • Take BRONZE EGG; LONG CHIME (G).
  • Go (H).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take BELLOWS; PALETTE (I).
  • Take note; open, take PAINTBRUSH; take PRINCE’S AMULET (J).
  • Go down.
  • Place PALETTE, PAINTBRUSH (K); take note, SHORT CHIME (L).
  • Go left.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place LONG CHIME, SHORT CHIME; select 1-5 for HOP (M); receive SWAN KEY.
  • Go down.
  • Use SWAN KEY (N).
  • Go right.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take BLUE SWAN KNIGHT; note, MALLET (O).
  • Take GOLDEN EGG; use BELLOWS (P).
  • Take note, RED SWAN KNIGHT (Q); speak to character.

Chapter 5

Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take SCRAPER (R).
  • Go right.
  • Take IRON KEY; MODEL ARMOR (S).
  • Take FIRST BLACK FEATHER, note and POT (T).
  • Take MODEL ARROW; use MALLET (U), POT for POT WITH OIL (V).
  • Return to River Fork.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Use IRON KEY (W); take note, PURPLE SWAN KNIGHT (X) and BOLT CUTTERS (Y).
  • Go left.
  • Take scroll; use SCRAPER; receive GREEN SWAN KNIGHT (Z).
  • Return to Deserted Hall.
  • Place RED SWAN KNIGHT, BLUE SWAN KNIGHT, PURPLE SWAN KNIGHT and GREEN SWAN KNIGHT (A).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Solution (B). (K-L)-(A-L)-(J-A)-(D-J)-(G-B)-(G-H)-(D-E)-(C-F)-(E-G).
  • Go left.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take GAME TOKEN; MATCHES, PAINT SYMBOL (C).
  • Return to Practice Yard.
  • Place PAINT SYMBOL; take SCOOP, STATUE ARM (D).
  • Return to Crypt.
  • Place STATUE ARM; take BROKEN EGG (E).
  • Use SCOOP; take note, EGG DECORATION (F).
  • EGG DECORATION on BROKEN EGG for SILVER EGG.
  • Go down.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place BRONZE, GOLDEN and SILVER EGGS (G); take note, INCOMPLETE ARMORY INSIGNIA (H).
  • MODEL AXE, MODEL ARROW and MODEL ARMOR on INCOMPLETE ARMORY INSIGNIA for ARMORY INSIGNIA.
  • Go right.
  • Place ARMORY INSIGNIA (I) for HOP (J); receive SWAN KNIGHT SHIELD.
  • Return to Crypt.
  • Place SWAN KNIGHT SHIELD (K); speak to character; take CABINET LEVER (L).
  • Place CABINET LEVER (M).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Solution (N1-N3).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Use BOLT CUTTERS (O); take CURSED KNIGHT’S PORTRAIT (P).
  • Return to River Fork.
  • Place CURSED KNIGHT’S PORTRAIT (Q); use POT WITH OIL, MATCHES; speak to character.

Chapter 6

Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take STELE TILE (R).
  • Go left.
  • Take scroll; place STELE TILE; take MOSAIC TILE (S).
  • Return to Practice Yard.
  • Place MOSAIC TILE; take LIGHT GEM (T).
  • Return to River Fork.
  • LIGHT GEM on BROKEN LANTERN for LIT LANTERN.
  • Use LIT LANTERN (U).
  • Go forward.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Play HOP (V); receive BLUE GUARDIAN.
  • Take note, KNIGHT’S HELMET (W).
  • Take note, PRINCE’S AMULET PART (X).
  • Go down.
  • Place KNIGHT’S HELMET on box; take GAME TOKEN, COIN (Y).
  • Go left.
  • PRINCE’S AMULET PART on PRINCE’S AMULET.
  • Place PRINCE’S AMULET; take RAVEN’S CLAWS (Z).
  • Return to Brackish Water.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place RAVEN’S CLAWS (A); take STONE FIDDLE (B).
  • Place 2 GAME TOKENS (C).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Solution (D1-D3).
  • Take GOLDEN GUARDIAN.
  • Return to Shallow Riverbed.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place BLUE GUARDIAN, GOLDEN GUARDIAN (E).
  • Play HOP (F); receive SILVER SPOON.
  • Go forward.
  • Take note, TOY BABY OWL (G).
  • Take SECOND BLACK FEATHER (H); take note, place STONE FIDDLE; take RAVEN RING (I).
  • Return to Brackish Water.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place COIN, RAVEN RING and SILVER SPOON; take RAVEN STONE (J).
  • Return to Stairway.
  • Place RAVEN STONE (K).
  • Solution (L).
  • Go forward.

Chapter 7

Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Select (M).
  • Go forward.
  • Play HOP (N); receive CHEST DECORATION.
  • Take note, place CHEST DECORATION (O); take SICKLE (P).
  • Go down.
  • Use SICKLE (Q).
  • Go right.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take FOUNTAIN VALVE; note, POUCH WITH BIRDSEED (R).
  • Go (S).
  • Take SEAHORSE EMBLEM (T).
  • Go down.
  • Place SEAHORSE EMBLEM (U); take CRANK (V).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Use CRANK (W).
  • Go to Belfry.
  • Take THIRD BLACK FEATHER, note (X); place FOUNTAIN VALVE (Y); select 1-3; take SUN MIRROR PART (Z).
  • Take PORTRAIT PART (A); give POUCH WITH BIRDSEED (B); receive CANVAS PLIERS.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take SPINNING TOP; use CANVAS PLIERS; receive HEART HALF (C).
  • Place PORTRAIT PART (D).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Solution (E).
  • Take ETCHING ACID.
  • Return to Corridor.
  • Use ETCHING ACID (F).
  • Go forward.

Chapter 8

Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Speak to character (G); receive TOY MOTHER OWL.
  • Play HOP (H); receive MUSIC BOX.
  • Go right.
  • Take WIND EMBLEM; place MUSIC BOX (I).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Solution (J1-J2).
  • Go forward.
  • Speak to characters.
  • WIND EMBLEM on SPINNING TOP for BLOOD MOON.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take note; EMPTY WINESKIN (K).
  • Go up.
  • Place TOY BABY OWL, TOY MOTHER OWL (L); Take CUPID FIGURINE (M).
  • Place CUPID FIGURINE; take BRASS LOCK PART (N).
  • Go (O).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place BRASS LOCK PART (P) for HOP (Q); receive SWAN MURAL.
  • Place SWAN MURAL (R).
  • Go to Seacoast.
  • Take note, RAG; SHELL (S).
  • Go left.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take SPIRAL BROOCH (T); place SHELL; take SMALL PORTRAIT (U); use EMPTY WINESKIN (V) for FULL WINESKIN.
  • Take BOAT HOOK, FIREWOOD (W).
  • Take HEART HALF (X).
  • Go down.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place SMALL PORTRAIT (Y); take RECORD (Z).
  • Use BOAT HOOK; take EMPTY JAR (A).
  • Use EMPTY JAR for JAR OF FIREFLIES (B).
  • Go down.
  • Place SPIRAL BROOCH; receive FAUCET (C).
  • Use FULL WINESKIN, RAG (D); take note, MOURNING FLOWERS (E).
  • Return to Seacoast.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place MOURNING FLOWERS; take BROKEN ISLE EMBLEM (F).
  • Go down.
  • BLOOD MOON on BROKEN ISLE EMBLEM for ISLE EMBLEM.
  • Place ISLE EMBLEM; take WINDING KEY (G).
  • Select code; select 1-6; receive FURNACE KNOB.
  • Return to Grotto.
  • Place JAR OF FIREFLIES (H); place FIRST, SECOND and THIRD BLACK FEATHERS; take WAGON KEY (I).
  • Go down.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Use WAGON KEY (J).
  • Go right.
  • Place FURNACE KNOB; take SCALES EMBLEM (K).
  • Place 2 HEART HALVES (L); take CLUMP OF WAX (M).
  • Use WINDING KEY (N); take MINING PICK (O).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place FIREWOOD; use MATCHES; place CLUMP OF WAX (P); take HORSE FIGURINE (Q).
  • Return to Waterway.
  • Place SCALES EMBLEM; take note STAR AMULET (R).
  • Return to Grotto.
  • Use MINING PICK (S); receive FLYING SWAN.
  • Place STAR AMULET (T).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Solution (U). Ax2-Bx3-Cx4.
  • Take PRINCE’S SIGNET RING.
  • Return to Abandoned Wagon.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take note, use PRINCE’S SIGNET RING (V); take note, BROKEN SUN MIRROR (W); place HORSE FIGURINE; take CURTAIN SWITCH (X).
  • Place CURTAIN SWITCH (Y) for HOP (Z); receive FLOWER OF BEAUTY.
  • Go down.
  • Place FLOWER OF BEAUTY (A).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Solution (B). (B-11)-(B-10)-(A-5)-(A-6)-(C-11)-(D-13)-(A-7)-(A-8)-(A-9).

Chapter 9

Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take ALEDA (C).
  • Go forward.
  • Speak to character; take CARVED WING; OLD SHOVEL (D).
  • Go down.
  • Use OLD SHOVEL (E) for HOP (F); receive TOY PRINCE FIGURINE.
  • Go right.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place CARVED WING; take CORSET HOOK (G).
  • Place TOY PRINCE FIGURINE (H).
  • Solution (I). Position pieces as shown (A-E); select F.
  • Take STONE BRIDGE EMBLEM.
  • Go down.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place STONE BRIDGE EMBLEM (J); take BEJEWELED BEETLE (K).
  • Go forward 2x.
  • Give ALEDA (L); speak to character.
  • Take FLASK; FISHING BASKET (M).
  • Take FLYING SWAN; place BEJEWELED BEETLE (N) for HOP (O); receive MEDICAL PENDANT.
  • Go left.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take note, BONE HOOK (P).
  • Return to Craggy Rock.
  • BONE HOOK on FISHING BASKET for LITTLE FISH.
  • Give LITTLE FISH take CHAMBER KEY (Q).
  • Go forward.
  • Use CHAMBER KEY (R).
  • Go right.
  • Take note, SPREADER (S); place FAUCET, FLASK; turn handle; receive FILLED FLASK (T).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take note; use CORSET HOOK (U); receive DIADEM PART.
  • Take LIT CANDLE; place MEDICAL PENDANT (V); take note, SMELLING SALTS (W).
  • Go down.
  • Use SMELLING SALTS (X); speak to character.

Chapter 10

Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Take BRASS HANDLE (Y).
  • Go left.
  • Place LIT CANDLE; take GRAMOPHONE CRANK (Z).
  • Use SPREADER; take DRAGONFLY TRINKET (A).
  • Go down.
  • Place DRAGONFLY TRINKET; take FLYING SWAN (B).
  • Go left.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place 3 FLYING SWANS; select 1-3; take GLASS FUNNEL (C).
  • Return to Craggy Rock.
  • Place, select BRASS HANDLE; take SCALE WEIGHT (D).
  • Return to Cave Chamber.
  • Place SCALE WEIGHT; take FALLING STAR (E).
  • Place RECORD, GRAMOPHONE CRANK; take STATUE NECKLACE (F).
  • Place GLASS FUNNEL, FILLED FLASK (G).
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Solution (H). Ax3-Bx5-Cx4-Dx2-Ex2-Fx4-G-H- Ix3-Jx3-K-Lx4-N-Ox3-Px3-Qx5.
  • Take ANCHOR TOKEN, SUN MIRROR PART.
  • Return to Stone Chapel.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place FALLING STAR (I); take DIADEM PART (J).
  • Return to Craggy Rock.
  • Place ANCHOR TOKEN; take BLACK SWAN SIGIL (K).
  • Return to Grotto.
  • BLACK SWAN SIGIL on STATUE NECKLACE.
  • Place STATUE NECKLACE (L) for HOP (M); receive OCTOPUS BROOCH.
  • Return to Craggy Rock.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place OCTOPUS BROOCH (N).
  • Solution (O). B-Ax2-Bx3-A-B-A-Cx2-Ax2-C-D-Cx2-A-Cx2-Dx4-B-A-Cx2-Dx5.
  • Take DIADEM PART.
  • Return to Stone Chapel.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Place 3 DIADEM PARTS (P) for HOP (Q); receive MUSHROOM MOTIF.
  • Go down.
  • Place MUSHROOM MOTIF; take SUN MIRROR PART, PADLOCK KEY (R).
  • Go left.
  • Use PADLOCK KEY; take note, KEYCHAIN; SWORD OF LIGHT (S).
  • Go down.
  • Give SWORD OF LIGHT (T); speak to character.
  • Go forward.
  • Speak to characters.
  • 3 SUN MIRROR PARTS on BROKEN SUN MIRROR for SUN MIRROR.
Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess
  • Use SUN MIRROR (U).
  • Solutions vary.
  • Use KEYCHAIN (V).
  • Congratulations, you have completed playing Dark Parables: Portrait of the Stained Princess.

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