The Quest for the Sacred Flame of Hestia - Stuck - Help!

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The Quest for the Sacred Flame of Hestia - Stuck - Help!

#1 Post by csb1980 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:13 pm

Evening folks,

Also playing The Quest for the Sacred Flame of Hestia at the moment. Does anyone know how to open the sealed hatch on the bronze ship, 'the Hephaestus'. I'm sure its the last thing i need to do before i can set sail on the Argo. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!

Col.

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#2 Post by Zenobifan2 » Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:24 pm

Sorry not much help here as stuck similarly.

I note that on the intro at the start of the game where it gives basic help that it mentions an item that I have not yet come across. Is this just an example of VERB NOUN and a red herring or is this item in the game. If it is in the game then this item might well be useful opening the hatch.

Also nearby there is a number of items I have found in one location and I haven't used them at all. So is there a use for some or all of the these items?

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#3 Post by Alex » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:02 pm

Unfortunately I don't have time to actually play the game, but I gave a quick look at the code. Doesn't seem you can actually open the hatch.

To sail the Argo you need:

-dvzi z erov lm z xszrm
-xziib Z Hvg lu Hvz XSZIGH
-Xziib z kzri lu gslmth
-xziib z hnzoo dsrhgov
-mlg xziib blfi slihv gilqzm

a=z b=y etc

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#4 Post by Hopalong » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:33 pm

Okay, I have the password for the Tavern Back Room
How do I get into it?
I've tried saying it to the landlord, but nothing.
As you can only do 255 commands, I keep having to restart

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#5 Post by Alex » Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:03 pm

Hopalong wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:33 pm
Okay, I have the password for the Tavern Back Room
How do I get into it?
Hzb gl ozmwoliw KZHHDLIW YFYL

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#6 Post by Hopalong » Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:01 pm

So obvious Alex - duh!
Now I'm stuck with assailants blocking the way!

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#7 Post by Alex » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:47 am

Hopalong wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:01 pm
Now I'm stuck with assailants blocking the way!
Blf nfhg yv dvzirmt gsv tfziwh svonvg zmw yv xziibrmt gsv xfiev yozwvh hdliw zmw qvdvoovw szmwovw wzttvi gl hfierev gsv URTSG.

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#8 Post by Hopalong » Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:07 pm

Thank's for the help Alex
Good of you to provide clues.
Now I just need to find the sword and dagger!

I know the hatch is a red herring and I know what four items I need to board the Argos it's just getting them all (I currently have two of them).

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