Username: Password:
RegisterForgotten Password

Raven, The (Raven.txt)

THE RAVEN
Alan Bolger and Stephen Kee
8th Day Adventures

This is one of the most difficult games I have played because of 
the time constraints (there are windows within which you must do 
something). With no instructions, it is very "hit-and-miss". The 
hints help, but not completely.

Things you need to know:
When you type FAST - this lets time go by quickly, and it will 
not stop, until you type NORMAL. 
When you type WAIT, it progresses time about 10 minutes.
You can do nothing, in which case time passed by normally.
If you are impatient, keep going in a direction in which you 
cannot go, and time will pass a bit more quickly.

The times that are given in this walkthrough are approximate. 
Things happen, regardless of your actions. Be sure you are in the 
correct location.

I have not yet figured out how you are supposed to know certain 
things, but I presume that the original instructions in the game 
told you this. I have tried to make this walkthrough as 
consistent as possible.

So play around, and enjoy the dead ends in which you find 
yourself. There are numerous things you need not do, but since I 
have not figured out what those are, there may be unnecessary 
steps in this walkthrough.

Remember that if you are playing a Spectrum version on an 
emulator, you need to put some instructions in quotations, and 
quotations in a Spectrum emulator are <Right Shift, P> for a 
quotation mark.

Solution:

You read a note telling you to come to Claxton Manor at 7:00 pm. 
EXAMINE STRANGER (he is wearing a black cloak and a ring on his 
left hand and a medallion around his neck) UP, N, W, N (the 
stranger vanishes), EXAMINE WELL, CLIMB DOWN, E, E, E, UP, OPEN 
TRAPDOOR, UP, TAKE DIARY, READ DIARY (Tuesday 10th. Had lunch with 
Squires - ended in disagreement. V. assured me he'd get them 
tomorrow), DOWN, CLOSE TRAPDOOR, DOWN, W, W, W, CLIMB UP, S, HAIL 
CAB, CLIMB IN.

SAY TO CABBIE "CLAXTON", Wait until you get there, CLIMB OUT. You 
see Mergatroyd, follow him N, N, UP, N, EXAMINE FIREPLACE, TAKE 
NOTE, READ NOTE (meet someone at the crypt at midnight, bring the 
diary, don't sleep in your room), DROP NOTE, S, DROP DIARY, W, 
DOWN, N, EXAMINE VYBES. Wait until Vybes goes south and follow 
him S, S (Vybes introduces the others), EXAMINE DANGERFIELD, 
EXAMINE CHANDLER (you see a ring on her finger), EXAMINE RING 
(silhouette of Raven), EXAMINE GRIMINSKY. Allow time to pass and 
sometime during this interchange Vybes goes to get Edgar, and you 
hear the conversation. EXAMINE GRIMINSKY, EXAMINE FRENCH, SAY TO 
GRIMINKSY "TELL ME ABOUT VYBES".

READ BOOK. Wait until about 7:45 when Vybes enters with Edgar. 
Wait for the conversation to ensue. EXAMINE EDGAR. Eventually 
Mergatroyd tell Vybes that there is a call for him. Follow Vybes 
N, N (listen to the call), S, S (you hear more conversation). At 
about 8:29 it goes dark, there is a scream, and everyone, but 
Edgar and Griminsky go north. The lights come on the Griminsky 
tries to hypnotize Edgar, but Edgar cannot say anything. 
Griminsky eventually goes north, and Edgar leaves. Follow him N, 
E, S, S. The maid hails a cab and Edgar goes with the maid to 
Warton. Go N, N, W, N, SAY TO VYBES "TELL ME ABOUT EDGAR". You 
hear that he needs sedation. Wait until Chandler says that she 
didn't give him the sedation. Go S, E, S, S, HAIL CAB, CLIMB IN, 
SAY TO CABBIE AWARTON@. Wait until the cab arrives, CLIMB OUT, S, 
EXAMINE MAID, SAY TO MAID "TELL ME ABOUT EDGAR" (she says Edgar 
ran off), SAY TO MAID "TELL ME ABOUT VYBES" (she says she caught 
him beating Edgar and that Miss Chandler is terrified of him).

Go N, HAIL CAB, CLIMB IN, SAY TO CABBIE "CLAXTON", wait until cab 
arrives, CLIMB OUT, N, N, UP, TAKE DIARY, DOWN, W, UP, N, UP, N, 
SLIDE PANEL, DOWN, S, N, UP, CLOSE PANEL, S, DOWN, S, DOWN, E, S, 
S, NW, EXAMINE POOL, E, DOWN, S (the door is locked), WAIT until 
midnight. French enters. He takes the diary and says he is a 
detective. He tells you that an alarming number of people have 
disappeared. They were last seen at the manor. He will return 
tomorrow to investigate. 

Go UP, S, S, S, W, UP, N, UP. Wait until about 5:37 am on 
Saturday, N, OPEN PANEL, DOWN, E, TAKE PAPERS, READ PAPERS (you 
read about Julian Squires and the generator. You get his 
telephone number), W, N, EXAMINE BODIES, OPEN LID (a stairway is 
visible), UP, EXAMINE MEDALLION, PULL LEVER (three openings are 
created), E, S, DOWN, W, N, TAKE RECEIVER, DIAL 67544, SAY TO 
SQUIRES "TELL BE ABOUT VYBES". He tells you that Vybes is working 
on the brains and planned to create a mind with supreme 
intelligence. TELL TO SQUIRES "TELL ME ABOUT GENERATOR". He tells 
you about it and that the papers have been stolen.               
  .

Go S, E, S, DROP LETTER, S, HAIL CAB, CLIMB IN, SAY TO CABBIE 
"STATION", wait until you arrive. CLIMB OUT, W, W, N, CLIMB DOWN, 
E, N (you may need to wait until Old Crutch arrives), EXAMINE 
CRUTCH, SAY TO CRUTCH "TELL ME ABOUT STRANGER", SAY TO CRUTCH 
"TELL ME ABOUT CHANDLER", S, W, CLIMB UP, S, E.

Wait until the door is opened (8:00 am). Go N, SAY TO BARKIS 
"TELL ME ABOUT ORDER". He tells you he is shortly expecting an 
order of aspic for professor Vybes. SAY TO BARKIS "TELL ME ABOUT 
ASPIC". He tells you it is used to store meat over a long period 
of time. Go S, S, DOWN, SAY TO BLACKWOOD "TELL ME ABOUT CLAXTON". 
He tells you it lay unused for several centuries and some say 
that it is haunted. Go UP, N, E, N, E, GIVE BOOK TO FRENCH (he 
gives it back to you), WAIT until French tells you to leave, W, 
S, W, W, wait until about 10:55.

Go N, SAY TO EDGAR "DROP CLEAVER", TAKE CLEAVER, EXAMINE CLEAVER 
(indentations), S, E, E, N, E, GIVE CLEAVER TO FRENCH. French 
asks you about the marks, SAY TO FRENCH "MURDERER WEARS RING", W, 
S, W, W, N, CLIMB DOWN, E (wait until you see Crutch), SAY TO 
CRUTCH "HELP", W, CLIMB UP, wait for French to arrive (about 
11:50). He agrees Edgar is innocent. Follow them to the Police 
Station. Go S, E, E, N, E. Wait while they go down, but you 
cannot follow them. 

Go W, HAIL CAB, CLIMB IN, SAY TO CABBIE "CLAXTON", CLIMB OUT, N, 
N. Wait until Chandler arrives (about 1:49). She tells Mergatroyd 
to get the professor's order, S, S,  HAIL CAB, CLIMB IN, SAY TO 
CABBIE "STATION", CLIMB OUT. Go N, E, Wait until about 7:25. SAY 
TO FRENCH "MURDERER LOST MEDALLION", SAY TO FRENCH "FOLLOW ME", 
W, HAIL CAB, CLIMB IN, SAY TO CABBIE "CLAXTON". Wait until you 
arrive. CLIMB OUT, NW, E, DOWN, S, S. Wait until the Cloaked 
Stranger arrives (about 8:20). When he goes north, follow him. 
When he searches the bodies, go UP. He follows, seizes the 
medallion, and is taken away by French.

Go E, S, DOWN, W, S, TAKE RING, N, E, S, S, HAIL CAB, CLIMB IN, 
SAY TO CABBIE "STATION", CLIMB OUT, W. Wait until Parkes checks 
the door (about 9:40). Wait until the wagon arrives. You see 
someone unlock the door, Barkis locks the door, and he drives off 
with the order in the wagon. HAIL CAB, SAY TO CABBIE "MYREWOOD". 
Wait until it arrives there. CLIMB OUT, W, W, W, W, PULL BELL 
(you are dropped in a pit), PULL GRATE, PULL GRATE, PULL GRATE 
(you get the grate), CLIMB UP, E, DROP PAPERS, W.

Wait until Vybes arrives (about 11:45). He enters north. Follow 
Vybes. Go N, UP (wait until the ground trembles with the 
generator working), DOWN, S, E, TAKE PAPERS, E, E, E, HAIL CAB, 
CLIMB IN, SAY TO CABBIE "BIRKFIELD", wait until you get there, 
CLIMB OUT, E, GIVE PAPERS TO FRENCH (he gives them back to you), 
GIVE RING TO FRENCH (he gives it back to you), W, HAIL CAB, CLIMB 
IN, SAY TO CABBIE "MYREWOOD". Wait until you get there. CLIMB 
OUT, DROP PAPERS, W, W, W, W. Wait until about 4:00 am.

Go N, UP. Wait until Vybes comes out at you with a gun (about 
4:21), wait until he is strangled, E. (You see Vybes dead. The 
Count comes after you), W, DOWN, S, PULL BELL (you both fall into 
the cell), CLIMB UP (the count is killed). French enters and 
tells you that Chandler is kidnapped. He goes east, E, E, E, E, 
CLIMB IN (you and French are in the cab. He tells the cabbie to 
go to High Street). Wait until you get there, CLIMB OUT. Follow 
French by going S (Parkes breaks down the door), DOWN (you see 
French press his ring and a door south opens), S, W, UNTIE 
CHANDLER, E, PRESS RING SEAL, N, UP, N, E, S, E.

Wait until the train arrives, CLIMB IN (Chandler follows), 
EXAMINE WINDOW (you see French and the train). Wait until French 
climbs in and the train pulls out. Chandler shoots him. You have 
finished.

Terri Sheehan
2003-11-23

*****************************************************
Displayed on the Classic Adventures Solution Archive:
http://solutionarchive.com