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Search for the Secret of Life (Search_for_the_Secret_of_Life.txt)

SEARCH FOR THE SECRET OF LIFE
Written by Mark Jennings
Walk Through by Dorothy Millard (C64 Version)


PART 1 - THE HOUSE
(Start at the southern end of hall), N, E, E, N, E (larder), GET BRASS KEY, (ignore the tin and
biscuits), W, S, W, W, N (flight of stairs), U, E, E, E, E, S (empty panel-walled bedroom), PUSH
PANEL (a panel in the eastern wall opens), E (secret room), GET TORCH, W, N, W, W, W, W, D, S, S, E
(lounge), S (southern end of lounge), EXAMINE MUSIC (song Dixie), WHISTLE DIXIE (a panel slides
open), S (flight of stairs), LIGHT TORCH), D (dark cellar), S (see tools), GET SPADE), N, U, U, N,
E, NE (small secluded garden), DIG, EXAMINE HOLES, GET GEM, DROP SPADE, SW, W, S, S, D, E, DROP GEM,
DROP BRASS KEY.

GET LADDER, W, U, U, N, N, W, N, U (landing), E, E, E, E, E (end of passage - if you look at the
graphic you see a trapdoor in the ceiling), DROP LADDER, LOOK (see a ladder leading to the loft), U
(loft), E (eastern end), OPEN TRUNK, LOOK (see piece of paper), READ PAPER (safe combination), W, D,
W, W, W, W, W, D, S (hall), E, E (eastern end of dining room), MOVE PAINTING (you discover the
safe), OPEN SAFE (combination lock), 062160 (hear a click), OPEN SAFE, LOOK, READ NOTE, GET GREEN
KEY, W, S (lounge), S, S, D, S (southern end of cellar), GET CHISEL, GET HAMMER, N, E (eastern end
of cellar), PUSH BRICK (reveals a secret passage), GET GEM, GET BRASS KEY, N, N, E, S, S (red
passage - see newly cemented wall), BREAK CEMENT (with the hammer and chisel - note to go east from
this location you must be carrying the hammer and chisel, even if you have already broken the
cement).

E (low roofed passage), E, NW, N, N, E (you are in a tunnel where you see green door), UNLOCK DOOR
(with the green key), OPEN DOOR, E (to a room where you see a metal box and archway), UNLOCK BOX
(with green key), EXAMINE BOX, (heavy, but lid is light), LIFT LID, EXAMINE BOX (see message), N
(room with electronic panel and buttons), SAY GREEN, RED, YELLOW (everything goes fuzzy and you are
in the bright room), EXAMINE KEY (see tag), EXAMINE TAG (excellent... you have done very well and
reached the end of your adventure... you have made it to the outside... now you can start the second
adventure... the password is "LIVE LIFE").

PART 2 - THE EIGHTH SEA
(Start facing the back door - you notice it is sealed shut), BREAK SEAL (you go through and the door
slams shut behind you... you are in the kitchen), EXAMINE TABLE (see drawer), OPEN DRAWER, EXAMINE
DRAWER, GET SILVER KEY, S, E (study), EXAMINE DESK, OPEN BOOK, READ BOOK, DROP BOOK, W, U (landing),
SW (pink bedroom), MOVE BED, GET TORCH, NE, N, E (lounge), MOVE SOFA (reveal a trapdoor), OPEN
TRAPDOOR, SWITCH TORCH ON, D, D (stairs to the cellar), READ NOTE (number is 34120), GET GREY KEY,
U, U (lounge), W, S, U (landing), SE (bedroom - see painting), MOVE PAINTING (see closed safe), OPEN
SAFE (combination), 34120 (the door swings open and something falls out), LOOK, GET MONEY, EXAMINE
MONEY (10 pounds), GET MAP, EXAMINE MAP, GET PASS CARD, NW, D, W, W (garden), OPEN GATE, S (road).

SE, SE, E (taxi rank), ENTER TAXI, GO TERMINUS, PAY TAXI (you pay the driver 5 pounds... you are
outside the bus terminus), E, BUY TICKET, GET TICKET, N, N (locker room), OPEN LOCKER 10), EXAMINE
LOCKER, GET BLANK CREDIT CARD, SIGN CARD, S (to where the buses are), TAKE BUS (you board and sit
down... you arrive at the airport), W (staff entrance), SHOW PASS (you are waved through), S, W
(fuel depot), S (office), BUY FUEL, GIVE CREDIT CARD (your plane will be made ready), N, E, S
(hangar No. 7 where you see an aeroplane), GET IN (you are in the pilot's seat), START ENGINE,
S (runway), TAKE OFF, E (you are now heading across the eighth sea to your final destination and
discovery of the Secret of Life... your password is "FREEWAY").

PART 3 - THE SECRET
(Start in a field), SE, W (haystack), EXAMINE HAYSTACK, GET NEEDLE, E, S, E (DIY store), GET HAMMER,
GET NAILS, GET SAW, GET DOWEL, W, N, N, N (barn), EXAMINE LADDER (there is a rung missing), MEND
LADDER (with the tools from DIY store and the wooden dowel), DROP SAW, DROP HAMMER, DROP NAILS, U
(loft), EXAMINE HAY (you find a bundle of sticks), GET STICKS, D, S, S, S, S, SE, E, E (hotel
lobby), E (dining room), GET COIN, W, N (lounge), EXAMINE LOUNGE, GET MATCHES, S, U, N (guest's
bedroom - leave the sword), OPEN WARDROBE, E (into the wardrobe), GET PASSPORT.

W, S, D, W, W, NW, E (chemists shop), EXAMINE SHELVES, GET SODIUM NITRATE, E (photo booth), INSERT
COIN (to take a photo - you are asked if you want another), NO, LOOK, GET PHOTOGRAPH, W, W, S (pub
entrance hall), NW (lounge), TALK TO MAN (he gives you some information), SE, N, SE, E, N, N (moor),
W, N, W (cobbled road), N, E (log cabin), GET STRING, E (small bedroom), GET CANDLE, W, N (kitchen),
GET GLUE, STICK PHOTO INTO PASSPORT (note be careful of the wording here - type it exactly), DROP
GLUE, S, W, N, N (road accident), EXAMINE TANKER (it is carrying sulphur), GET SULPHUR, S, NE
(checkpoint Diane), SHOW PASSPORT, NE (lonely road).


E, E (workman's hut), GET TIN, EXAMINE TIN (empty biscuit tin with a hole in the lid), DROP
STICKS, OPEN TIN, BURN STICKS (lighting them with the matches - they burn then die down to leave you
with a pile of charcoal), GET CHARCOAL, MAKE GUNPOWDER (you mix together the charcoal, sulphur and
sodium nitrate), FILL TIN (with gunpowder), CLOSE TIN, W, W, DROP PASSPORT, DROP NEEDLE, S, S (lake
shore), DROP MATCHES, DROP STRING, DROP CANDLE, DROP NEEDLE, W (boat house), GET BOAT, E, PUSH BOAT
INTO WATER, W, GET OARS, E, GET STRING, INSERT STRING INTO LID (of the tin - you now have a bomb),
ENTER BOAT, ROW ACROSS LAKE (island), DROP BOMB, ROW ACROSS LAKE, GET MATCHES, GET CANDLE, GET
NEEDLE, ROW ACROSS LAKE, DROP OARS, GET BOMB, GET OUT OF BOAT.

SW (west side of the monastery), S, E, E, (south side of monastery), EXAMINE WALL (see a crack),
INSERT BOMB INTO CRACK, LIGHT FUSE (the crack is widened enough for you to get through), N
(refectory), E (kitchen), S (corridor - you now go through dark locations), LIGHT CANDLE), S, W
(sanctuary), DROP MATCHES, GET CASSOCK, WEAR CASSOCK, E, E, S (rear of chapel), W, W (altar),
EXAMINE TABERNACLE (made of marble and has a single gold door - in the door is a small hole to the
far left), SLIDE NEEDLE IN HOLE (the lock clicks open), DROP NEEDLE, OPEN TABERNACLE, LOOK (you see
the golden chalice), DROP CASSOCK, DROP CANDLE, GET CHALICE (you must now return in the dark), E, E,
N, N, W, N, N, S (kitchen), W, S, W, W, N, NE (back to boat).

GET IN BOAT, ROW ACROSS, GET OUT OF BOAT, N, N, W (checkpoint), DROP CHALICE, E, GET PASSPORT, W,
SHOW PASSPORT, DROP PASSPORT, GET CHALICE, SW, S, S, E, SE, S, S, W, NW, S, NW (back to old man),
GIVE CHALICE (he will now translate the writing... wait for 10 - 15 seconds and the Secret of Life
will appear on your screen).

SCORE 100%


Taken from Dorothy Irene's site: http://dorothyirene.fateback.com/

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