Secrets Of Bards Tale IV

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Secrets Of Bards Tale IV

Post by DNACowboy » July 24th, 2018, 2:28 pm

This is an open thread for Bards Tale IV Secrets, categorised according to area, thanks to Phimseto, Raveen, Vandor, Paranoic and Immagikman for input.
Please feel free to post your discoveries here. The latest clues are shown in the last post. Ed. I have now included them all in the OP



PLACE ELVEN WEAPONS:

Text Guide:

https://www.neoseeker.com/the-bards-tal ... le_Weapons

Video Guide:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjdYw5MjTm8

Skara Brae Above

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Docks
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Skara Brae Below:

Adventurers Guild:
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North West (Just north of the praying cultists)

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Forest of Inshriach:

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LIST OF FAIRY PUZZLES:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXoZXrVBSdg

HOW CODEWHEEL SHRINES WORK:

BAEDISH LOWLANDS

NORTH WEST ON MAP: 'FOX' AND 'BEAR' = 62 (METAL SCRAPS) + 5 (SUGAR) GIFT: ELVEN WEAPON SHARD


Forest of Inshriach

west of map :lion =20 (bottle of green ink) clouds (roasted carrot) = 83


FOREST OF INSHRIACH 2

[HARE 36 AND HAWK 75 SYMBOLED STAND] (MAP: SOUTH EAST)

INGREDIENTS: CIDER, TROPICAL DRINK

MATHAN TEMPLE:

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CLOUDS: 86 (SANDWICH) BUSH: 53 (SECKLE'S TEARS)

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Video Guide
https://youtu.be/R_J9yJF9q6M

THE SACRED GROVE SOLUTIONS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOc6v3Bs5OA

SKARA BRAE BELOW

[Mechanical Gate Solutions:]


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[ROGUE SIGNS] (use Hidey-Bide' ability to reveal secret stashes)

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[Supply Room Key] (Fargoer Street Supply Room)

The supply room key is in the area behind the weak wall just west of the Grand Plaza. You must first beat the very difficult goblin/sorcerer fight. Next, after following the path around, you must fight two groups of 3 Paladins. Not too tough after the previous fight. The supply room key is on top of the box right next to the campfire.

[Grappling Hook Positions]

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RUNES

ed, I don't recognise the missing 'stick man' figure as an Anglo-Saxon rune, if anyone from Scandinavia reads this could you confirm whether this is an actual rune as there is a possibility the symbol may be a red herring and we could be looking for the wrong thing in the wrong places.

Rune Gate:

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1:

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2:

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From this perspective, the switch is on the right side of the house you're looking at:
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4:

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5:

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6:

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7:

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Alguin's Tower
1: Magic Mouth:
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Answer: Three red leaves, one for each slot


2:
3;
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Chests:

Location: Image
Direction: Image
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The Logician's Dinner Party

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Book 2: Skyhenge interior

Last 'Simple Cog'

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SKYHENGE TOWER RIDDLES:

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Here you have a series of levers to pull, this is the correct order: left, down, right, down, left, down, right, down, left, down, right, right.

MANGARS BONE QUEST:

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https://guides.gamepressure.com/the-bar ... p?ID=46650
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Re: Spoilers: Beta Secrets

Post by Paranoiac » July 24th, 2018, 6:19 pm

I've got screenshots for the last two runes we know of for you, but I...uh...can't figure out how to upload the screenshots. Any help would be appreciated. If I drag and drop, it just takes me to the folder URL.

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Re: Spoilers: Beta Secrets

Post by raveen » July 24th, 2018, 9:00 pm

Front of the guild:
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the switch is on the side of the same house:

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you can see the switch in this one:
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Re: Spoilers: Beta Secrets

Post by Gryphon Osiris » July 24th, 2018, 11:04 pm

How do you activate the 'F' rune?

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Re: Spoilers: Beta Secrets

Post by taelnia » July 25th, 2018, 5:20 am

DNACowboy wrote:
July 24th, 2018, 2:28 pm
ed, I don't recognise the missing 'stick man' figure as an Anglo-Saxon rune, if anyone from Scandinavia reads this could you confirm whether this is an actual rune...
That looks like a stylized Gēr rune from Anglo-Saxon Futhorc: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C4%93ran.

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Re: Spoilers: Beta Secrets

Post by DNACowboy » July 25th, 2018, 8:28 am

Paranoiac wrote:
July 24th, 2018, 6:19 pm
I've got screenshots for the last two runes we know of for you, but I...uh...can't figure out how to upload the screenshots. Any help would be appreciated. If I drag and drop, it just takes me to the folder URL.
Np and thanks!
Just follow these simple steps:

1: browse here: http://tinypic.com/?t=postupload
2: select your screenshots, tick 'image' and hit the 'upload' button. (You may received a 'security check' in the form of two words, just type the two words in the box)
3: Finally, look for the option that says 'IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards' copy and paste that into your post here.
4: job done.

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taelnia wrote:
July 25th, 2018, 5:20 am
DNACowboy wrote:
July 24th, 2018, 2:28 pm
ed, I don't recognise the missing 'stick man' figure as an Anglo-Saxon rune, if anyone from Scandinavia reads this could you confirm whether this is an actual rune...
That looks like a stylized Gēr rune from Anglo-Saxon Futhorc: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C4%93ran.
Thanks Taelnia! :)

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How do you activate the 'F' rune?
Check just above your post. ;)
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Re: Spoilers: Beta Secrets

Post by thebruce » July 25th, 2018, 8:57 am

DNACowboy wrote:
July 25th, 2018, 8:28 am
Paranoiac wrote:
July 24th, 2018, 6:19 pm
I've got screenshots for the last two runes we know of for you, but I...uh...can't figure out how to upload the screenshots. Any help would be appreciated. If I drag and drop, it just takes me to the folder URL.
Np and thanks!
Just follow these simple steps:

1: browse here: http://tinypic.com/?t=postupload
2: select your screenshots, tick 'image' and hit the 'upload' button. (You may received a 'security check' in the form of two words, just type the two words in the box)
3: Finally, look for the option that says 'IMG Code for Forums & Message Boards' copy and paste that into your post here.
4: job done.
snag.gy is also a nice one to use; you can paste from the clipboard and crop so you don't have to worry about keeping files. (great for alt-prtscn screenshots)
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Re: Spoilers: Beta Secrets

Post by DNACowboy » July 25th, 2018, 9:05 am

thebruce wrote:
July 25th, 2018, 8:57 am

snag.gy is also a nice one to use; you can paste from the clipboard and crop so you don't have to worry about keeping files. (great for alt-prtscn screenshots)
Excellent advice, thanks!
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Re: Spoilers: Beta Secrets

Post by Paranoiac » July 25th, 2018, 1:55 pm

Skara Brae Underground Mechanical Gate Solutions

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Re: Spoilers: Beta Secrets

Post by DNACowboy » July 25th, 2018, 2:08 pm

Paranoiac wrote:
July 25th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Skara Brae Underground Mechanical Gate Solutions
Excellent work, thanks.
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Re: Spoilers: Beta Secrets

Post by Paranoiac » July 25th, 2018, 2:13 pm

DNACowboy wrote:
July 25th, 2018, 2:08 pm
Paranoiac wrote:
July 25th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Skara Brae Underground Mechanical Gate Solutions
Excellent work, thanks.
Thank you for showing me how to upload pictures. I think I got all of the Underground ones; let me know if I missed any. Next is weak wall sections, but there's aren't many in the Underground.

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Re: Spoilers: Beta Secrets

Post by stimmins74 » July 26th, 2018, 9:37 am

Where is the activation for the F rune? The one near the Fatherite Note?

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Re: Spoilers: Beta Secrets

Post by Paranoiac » July 26th, 2018, 10:03 am

stimmins74 wrote:
July 26th, 2018, 9:37 am
Where is the activation for the F rune? The one near the Fatherite Note?
Here!

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Re: Spoilers: Beta Secrets

Post by stimmins74 » July 26th, 2018, 5:26 pm

Has anyone found the rune that looks like a man with his fists on his hips?

It's the top left rune on the door.

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Re: Spoilers: Beta Secrets

Post by Paranoiac » July 26th, 2018, 5:46 pm

stimmins74 wrote:
July 26th, 2018, 5:26 pm
Has anyone found the rune that looks like a man with his fists on his hips?

It's the top left rune on the door.
As far as I'm aware, no one has seen that rune. It's probably in the areas we can't reach yet.

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Re: Spoilers: Beta Secrets

Post by DNACowboy » July 27th, 2018, 4:10 am

Paranoiac wrote:
July 26th, 2018, 5:46 pm
stimmins74 wrote:
July 26th, 2018, 5:26 pm
Has anyone found the rune that looks like a man with his fists on his hips?

It's the top left rune on the door.
As far as I'm aware, no one has seen that rune. It's probably in the areas we can't reach yet.
I've sniffed my way though out the beta map and so far have failed to find the final rune on our list.
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Re: Spoilers: Beta Secrets

Post by stimmins74 » July 27th, 2018, 12:02 pm

Just checked with a developer.

He confirmed it is not accessible in the Beta.

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Re: Secrets Of Bards Tale IV

Post by DNACowboy » October 13th, 2018, 12:01 pm

Last 'simple cog' Location

1: Look for where Mother Naine is in Torre Fione.
2: Pass through the village proper and keep to the left, then bear left, look and you will see a very tall chap standing there, just behind him are some steep steps down and below lies an old mining area called 'The Quarry' (see map below) where Melanie the singer takes song requests. The last 'simple cog' is there.

See the pink pointer marker as shown below?

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Re: Secrets Of Bards Tale IV

Post by Zadkiel » October 15th, 2018, 2:00 pm

I just can't get this tread to load. it seems most of the images are hosted on a site called 'tinypic' and it's so slow at loading the images that eventually the forum software just gives up and replaces each with the word 'image' - and annoyingly there's no way to extract the actual URL of any image that failed to laod because of the substitution.

I'd love to know where that last cog is, but like 90%+ of the images in this thread it's just being substituted with 'image' text.

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Re: Secrets Of Bards Tale IV

Post by Paranoiac » October 16th, 2018, 1:24 pm

Zadkiel wrote:
October 15th, 2018, 2:00 pm
I just can't get this tread to load. it seems most of the images are hosted on a site called 'tinypic' and it's so slow at loading the images that eventually the forum software just gives up and replaces each with the word 'image' - and annoyingly there's no way to extract the actual URL of any image that failed to laod because of the substitution.

I'd love to know where that last cog is, but like 90%+ of the images in this thread it's just being substituted with 'image' text.
If you can't see that last picture, the location is the "tavern" in the Inshriach Forest. It's on a table next to a keg.

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