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  • This is the official guide for Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames.
  • This guide won’t tell you when to zoom into a location; the screenshots show each zoom scene.
  • Hidden-object puzzles are referred to as HOPs. Only the locations of the HOPs will be shown.
  • Use the Map to fast travel to a location.

Chapter 1: Castle Terrace

Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Examine (A). Receive MEDALLION.
  • Talk (B).
  • Offer MEDALLION (C).
  • Take GOLD SKULL (D).
  • Move down.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take WINDING KEY (E).
  • Open (F); turn page; take document; turn page; take CLUE PIECE.
  • Move left.
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  • Lift (G); take PLANET 1/5. Insert WINDING KEY; take SMALL GEAR 1/2. Press burner, then take RAIN-SUMMONING SCROLL. Take SMALL GEAR 2/2.
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  • Move (H); take CLUE.
  • CLUE PIECE to CLUE; receive CONSTELLATIONS.
  • Place CONSTELLATIONS (I).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Solution: (J). Open; move book; take SWORD.
  • Move right.
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  • Place SMALL GEAR (K).
  • Play HOP (L); receive SILVER FIGURINE.
  • Move left.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Use the RAIN-SUMMONING SCROLL (M); move cloud to put out flames.
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  • Talk (N).
  • Remove PLANET 2/5 from SWORD; receive BROKEN SWORD.
  • Use BROKEN SWORD (O); take PLANET 3/5.
  • Move left.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Open (P); take pot and mold. Use BROKEN SWORD; take mold. Press burner; add SILVER FIGURINE. Place mold lid; pour silver. Remove lid; take PLANET 4/5.
  • Take PLANET 5/5 from GOLD SKULL.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Go (Q).
  • Place PLANET (R).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Find items (S). Touch medallion.
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  • Find items (T). Examine.
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  • Find items (U).
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  • Take map (V).
  • Examine (W).

Chapter 2: The Dam

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  • Examine (X).
  • Take WEDGE (Y).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Play HOP (Z); receive CHAIN.
  • Take BELL 1/2 (A). Add CHAIN. Move down.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Move items (B).
  • Take Zimora, the Hammer (C).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take IRON ROD (D).
  • Take BELL 2/2 (E).
  • Move down.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Add BELL (F).
  • Use Hammer (G).
  • Enter Forge.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take BUCKET (H).
  • Take GOGGLES (I) and CLOTH. Add IRON ROD; use Hammer. Take LONG HOOK.
  • Move down.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take STICK (J).
  • CLOTH on STICK; receive WRAPPED STICK.
  • Add WRAPPED STICK (K); receive IMPROVISED TORCH.
  • Enter Underground.
  • Use BUCKET (L); receive BUCKET OF WATER.
  • Return to Forge.
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  • Add IMPROVISED TORCH (M); receive TORCH.
  • Read (N); turn pages. Take LABYRINTH MAP. Close book. Pour BUCKET OF WATER.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Move (O).
  • Solution: B-D-F-(E-H), A-B-F-(E-G) (P).
  • Solution: A-B-F-(E-I), A-C-F-(E-I), C-D-F-(E-I), A-C-F-(E-G), A-B-F-(E-G), B-C-D-F-(E-G), A-B-F-(E-H), C-D-F-(E-H), A-B-F-(E-H) (Q).
  • Take TILES (R).
  • Return to Dam Approach; enter Underground.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Add TILES (S).
  • Enter.
  • Use LABYRINTH MAP (T) and TORCH.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Solution: F-R-F; take; Rx2; place; F (U).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take; D-Lx2-D-L; place; F-L-F; use Hammer; F-R. Move up. Climb (V).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Examine (W).
  • Use LONG HOOK (X). Look down. Move items; take HANDLE.
  • Insert HANDLE (Y), lift.
  • Enter Elevator.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Pull (Z).
  • Move forward.
  • Add Hammer (A). Take Hammer.
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  • Offer BROKEN SWORD (B).
  • Solution: C-B-E-A-D (C). Take ENCHANTED SWORD.
  • Take OILCAN (D). Use ENCHANTED SWORD; take STEEL CABLE.
  • Move forward.
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  • Use EXTINGUISHED TORCH (E); receive BLUE-FLAME TORCH.
  • Move down.
  • Use BLUE-FLAME TORCH (F).
  • Move down.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Use BLUE-FLAME TORCH (G).
  • Move right.
  • Use BLUE-FLAME TORCH (H).
  • Return to Dam Controls; move forward.
  • Play HOP (I).
  • Return to Dam Rampart.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Look up; add STEEL CABLE (J).
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  • Attach cable (K).
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  • Pull (L).
  • Go (M).

Chapter 3: The Village

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  • Take RED ALGAE 2/4 (N) and IMPROVISED LOCKPICK.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Move items (O); take FIREWORK KEG. Insert IMPROVISED LOCKPICK.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Solution: B-C-A-C-Bx4-C (P).
  • Lift lids (Q); take RED ALGAE 3/4. Turn pages; take SHIPMENT LABEL.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Add SHIPMENT LABEL (R). Open; move items; take FLASH DUST.
  • Move forward.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take RED ALGAE 4/4 (S).
  • Move down.
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  • Hammer on FIREWORK KEG. Take GUNPOWDER.
  • Use OILCAN (T); then add RED ALGAE, GUNPOWDER and FLASH DUST. Turn crank; take BLINDING EXPLOSIVE.
  • Move forward.
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  • Add GOGGLES (U) and BLINDING EXPLOSIVE. Wear goggles; throw blinding explosive. Touch. Use ENCHANTED SWORD.
  • Move forward.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take PAINTING PIECE 1/3 (V).
  • Take QUILL (W).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take VELVET BAG (X) and PAINTING PIECE 2/3.
  • Use QUILL (Y), turn page.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Replace items (Z). Turn page.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Replace items (A). Turn page.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Replace items (B). Turn page.
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  • Reassemble (C). Take ring. Turn pages; take PAINTING PIECE 3/3.
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  • Add PAINTING PIECE (D).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Solution: (E).
  • Move up.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Hide (F).
  • Take SKULL (G).
  • Move down.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Add GOLD SKULL (H) and SKULL; take CROSSBOW.
  • Move down.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Open VELVET BAG; take COINS.
  • Insert COINS (I).
  • Play HOP (J); receive CROSSBOW BOLT.
  • Return to Altar, then move right.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • CROSSBOW BOLT on CROSSBOW; receive LOADED CROSSBOW.
  • Use LOADED CROSSBOW (K).
  • Take Medallion (L).

Chapter 4: The Dark Realm

Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Examine (M).
  • Grab (N); then talk. Use Teeth.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Go to Pump (O).
  • Use Fire (P).
  • Remove (Q); take battery.
  • Move down.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Go to Machines (R).
  • Use Claw (S).
  • Play HOP (T).
  • Return to Pump.
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  • Use Fire (U).
  • Go to Machines.
  • Use Claw (V). Talk.
  • Examine (W). Talk. Use Fire.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Remove (X); take battery.
  • Move down.
  • Add batteries (Y).
  • Use Wings (Z).

Chapter 5: The Flying Fortress

Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take FLUTE (A).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take WING 1/2 (B).
  • Take WING 2/2 (C).
  • Add WING (D).
  • Move forward.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Talk (E). Take COMMUNICATOR.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Place hand (F). Take Box.
  • Take TONGS (G), PIE, GLOBE PIECE and CLOTH.
  • Add GLOBE PIECE (H).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Solution: (I). Take GREENHOUSE KEY.
  • Move down.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Open (J); take CANNONBALL.
  • Take SADDLE (K). Use CANNONBALL. Open; take LADDER and SPYGLASS. Use CLOTH; receive IMPROVISED KNIFE.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Insert, turn GREENHOUSE KEY (L).
  • Enter.
  • Take MAGNIFYING GLASS (M).
  • Offer PIE (N).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Use TONGS (O).
  • Play HOP (P).
  • Insert Box (Q).
  • Move down.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Place LADDER (R). Add Box and FLUTE.
  • Solution: C-A-B-D (S).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take Box (T).
  • Touch (U).
  • Move forward.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Remove LENS from SPYGLASS.
  • Expand (V). Add LENS and MAGNIFYING GLASS. Add Box. Open Box. Take SCRYING CRYSTAL. Add SCRYING CRYSTAL.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Solution: (W). Take MAP.
  • Return to Greenhouse.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Add SADDLE (X).
  • Use IMPROVISED KNIFE (Y).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Mount (Z).
  • Use MAP (A).

Chapter 6: Snail House

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  • Examine (B).
  • Take SPONGE (C).
  • Take PLATE 1/3 (D).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Examine (E). Use SPONGE. Note symbols.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Solution: (F). Take PLATE 2/3.
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  • Knock (G). Talk, knock again. Take SHOVEL.
  • Move down.
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  • Use SHOVEL (H); take LAMP PLATE.
  • Insert LAMP PLATE (I).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Play HOP (J); receive PLATE 3/3.
  • Add PLATE (K).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Solution: (L).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take COOKIE (M).
  • Break COOKIE; take PORTAL KEY.
  • Insert PORTAL KEY (N); move forward.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Remove sand (O); try to take gauntlet.
  • Solution: Puzzle is random; screenshot shows how to play (P). Take GAUNTLET.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take LABYRINTH MAP (Q).
  • Move forward.
  • Take STRONG NET (R).
  • Play HOP (S); receive ROPE.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Add STRONG NET (T); add rocks; take SABER.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Use SABER (U).
  • Examine (V).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Add LABYRINTH MAP (W).
  • Solution: F-Lx2-Fx2; take Handle (X).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Solution: Dx2-Rx3-F; use Handle; F; take Planks; Dx2-L; place Planks; F-L-F-R; climb ladder; F-L-D-L-F; take Rock (Y).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Solution: D-R-F-Rx2; place Rock; F-L; climb ladder (Z). Take KITE.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take GAUNTLET FLOWER 1/2 from KITE; add ROPE; receive KITE.
  • Use KITE (A).
  • Use SABER (B); take PURIFYING SPELL.
  • Move down.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Use PURIFYING SPELL (C).
  • Solution: Puzzle is random; screenshot shows how to solve (D).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Remove sand (E); select images; take GAUNTLET FLOWER 2/2.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • GAUNTLET FLOWER on GAUNTLET.
  • Try to take flower (F); use GAUNTLET; receive FLOWER.
  • Enter (G).
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  • Enter House (H).
  • Take Potion Recipe (I).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take EMBLEM (J).
  • Take SPOON (K) and EMPTY BOTTLE. Insert EMBLEM; open bag; take FURNACE HANDLE and PESTLE.
  • Move down.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take MANDRAKE ROOT (L).
  • Use EMPTY BOTTLE (M); receive ORCHID TEARS.
  • Enter House.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Add FURNACE HANDLE (N); insert MANDRAKE ROOT. Use TONGS; receive BAKED MANDRAKE. Open drawer, use SPOON; receive ASHES.
  • Add ASHES (O), ORCHID TEARS and BAKED MANDRAKE. Take POTION POT.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Place POTION POT (P); take GROWTH POTION.
  • Add FLOWER (Q), then GROWTH POTION; take FULLY-GROWN FLOWER.
  • Add PESTLE (R) and FULLY-GROWN FLOWER; take DETERMINATION DUST.
  • Move down.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Use DETERMINATION DUST (S).
  • Move forward.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Examine (T); talk.
  • Take BROKEN BLADE (U); remove; take BUCKET.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take HAMMER HANDLE (V). Place BUCKET; take DOOR KEY.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Use BROKEN BLADE (W); receive BROOM HANDLE.
  • Insert DOOR KEY (X).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take LADDER (Y).
  • Use TONGS (Z); receive HEATED METAL BAR.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Insert HEATED METAL BAR (A); receive METAL BAR.
  • Add METAL BAR, BROOM HANDLE and HAMMER HANDLE to LADDER; take FIXED LADDER.
  • Place FIXED LADDER (B).
  • Go up.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take TAPESTRY PIECE 1/3 (C) and MARBLES.
  • Open panel; take TAPESTRY PIECE 2/3 (D).
  • Move down.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Add MARBLES (E). Sort, add green marbles. Take TAPESTRY PIECE 3/3.
  • Move up.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Add TAPESTRY PIECE (F). Note symbols.
  • Move down.
  • Solution: A-D-C-B-E (G). Take WEIGHT.
  • Move up.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Add WEIGHT (H).
  • Take SHEET (I).
  • BROKEN BLADE on SHEET; twist, take MAKESHIFT ROPE.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Add MAKESHIFT ROPE (J).
  • Play HOP (K).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Move (L); talk.
  • Find items (M).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Offer hand (N).
  • Select (O).

Chapter 7: The Camp

Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Examine (P).
  • Take Seeing Stone (Q).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Find (R).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Find (S).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take PICKAXE (T) and HUNTING KNIFE.
  • Take BALLISTA BOLT 1/2 (U) and FIRE FLOWERS 3/3.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Use HUNTING KNIFE (V). Use HUNTING KNIFE; find. Take PESTLE and SUN STONES.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take BALLISTA CRANK (W) and POUCHES.
  • Examine potion recipe (X). Add FIRE FLOWERS and SUN STONES, then PESTLE. Take EXPLOSIVE COMPOUND.
  • Go (Y).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Use PICKAXE (Z); take BALLISTA BOLT 2/2.
  • Move down.
  • EXPLOSIVE COMPOUND to POUCHES; take EXPLOSIVE POUCHES.
  • Add BALLISTA CRANK (A) and BALLISTA BOLTS, then EXPLOSIVE POUCHES.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Solution: (B).
  • Move forward.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Move rock (C).
  • Take SPEAR HOOK (D).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Use SPEAR HOOK (E); receive SUN EMBLEM.
  • Insert SUN EMBLEM (F).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Play HOP (G); receive CREST HALF 1/2.
  • Use SPEAR HOOK (H); take CREST HALF 2/2.
  • Move down.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Add CREST HALF (I); take SAW.
  • Move forward.
  • Use SAW (J).
  • Examine (K).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Solution: (L).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Solution: (M).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Solution: (N).
  • Move forward.

Chapter 8: The Underground

Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take UNCHARGED CRYSTAL 1/4 (O).
  • Use PICKAXE (P); take PLANK.
  • Open (Q); take UNCHARGED CRYSTAL 2/4 ().
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take UNCHARGED CRYSTAL 3/4 (R).
  • Place PLANK (S).
  • Take BASKET (T) and UNCHARGED CRYSTAL 4/4.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Use BASKET (U); take POWERED CRYSTAL 2/6. Add UNCHARGED CRYSTAL; drop basket; take POWERED CRYSTAL 6/6.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Insert POWERED CRYSTAL (V).
  • Play HOP (W).
  • Move forward.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Use SPEAR HOOK (X).
  • Take PLATE PIECE 1/3 (Y).
  • Take WET CLOTH (Z) and ROPE.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Add ROPE (A); pull. Examine, fold paper; take MARKINGS.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Take PLATE PIECE 2/3 (B).
  • Take TOOLBOX (C).
  • Move down.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • WET CLOTH, then MARKINGS on TOOLBOX.
  • Solution: (D). Move items; take SEAL and BRUSH.
  • Insert SEAL (E); take PLATE PIECE 3/3.
  • Move forward.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Add PLATE PIECE (F) and BRUSH. Use Brush. Take COMPLETED PLATE.
  • Add COMPLETED PLATE (G).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Solution: (H). Press; take and insert key.
  • Move forward.
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Solution: Bx2-A-Bx2-Ax4; Ax3-Bx2-A-Bx2-A-Bx3 (I).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Touch (J).
Dark Realm: Guardian of Flames
  • Solution: Puzzle is random (K).

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