Quest : The blood of Kings

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Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by Vanaril » September 25th, 2018, 7:21 am

Hey all,

So I'm stuck at Finding a way into castle Langskaal as I can't find this way :
I suppose it involve the "steel key" required to open a door but I've looked and looked and looked but can't seem to find it.
I didn't find anything near the snowmens near the HUGE door so I suppose I missed something in the Orkan Rookery or in The Middenmaw.

Please Help me :oops:

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Re: Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by Melancolie » September 27th, 2018, 10:59 am

Bump, i have the same problem.

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Re: Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by Vanaril » September 27th, 2018, 11:05 am

The key was actually on a rock passed the road behind the bramble wall (the one pass the stair of the Temple of Vildsvin with a rock puzzle)

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Re: Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by Depili » September 27th, 2018, 2:02 pm

Yes, it is near the building where you had a puzzle with multiple-level stacks of sliding blocks. The keys laying on the ground are really easy to miss. If you need the exact location it (and all main quest stuff apparently) is in the strategy guide shipped with the game (on steam choose properties -> local files -> browse local files -> extras)

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Quest: The Blood of Kings - Bell puzzle

Post by Samedh » September 27th, 2018, 2:58 pm

I'm stuck on the same quest several people have posted about, a little further on - almost to the end of this quest I think. Specifically the bell puzzle on the wall of the king's bedchamber.

I searched the king's gallery, artworks and statues and whatnot. There are a couple paintings in there with ravens painted in flight - there are 2 total landscapes with these ravens.

I entered in the pattern of flying ravens using the bells. It does not work, entering the numbers of ravens, portrait 1 or 2 first. I looked it up in the guide, and that pattern does not work either.

Anyone else having this issue?

The pattern from the guide is 3,1,5,4,2,1,3,5 - the pattern from the paintings is;
Painting 1 - 2,4,2
Painting 2 - 1,3,3

Any helpful hints appreciated!

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Re: Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by Jamey » September 27th, 2018, 3:12 pm

There is a single painting near the King's quarters with flying birds as the notes. If you are looking at two paintings, you are not looking at the correct thing.

I made a note of the notes on my notepad: 3,1,5,4,2,1,5,3

Maybe the hint book has the last two bells transposed?

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Re: Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by paultakeda » September 27th, 2018, 4:42 pm

I think you all need to start using the spoiler tag.

Of course, that would mean having a working spoiler tag....
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Re: Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by Jamey » September 27th, 2018, 5:03 pm

paultakeda wrote:
September 27th, 2018, 4:42 pm
I think you all need to start using the spoiler tag.

Of course, that would mean having a working spoiler tag....
I tried using it. It doesn't work. :lol:

Also, this is fortunately in the forum labeled for spoilers. :)

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Re: Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by Topper » September 28th, 2018, 12:13 am

I can not find that steel key. Please can anyone remember exactly where it is located.

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Re: Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by Topper » September 28th, 2018, 1:33 am

I found the steel key near the gate next to a small box. Lying on the ground :D

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Re: Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by kanga » September 29th, 2018, 1:54 pm

There is a game guide in the "Extras" folder (where the code wheel .pdf file is). It shows the locations of all keys relevant to the main story quest and also shows the answers to the puzzles. They do not mention any side quests in the game guide, but if you are stuck on a main story quest, it has a decent walk-through. However, I have run noticed a couple of inaccuracies, so keep that in mind. I don't think any patches will update the .pdf guidebook, so we are stuck with it as is.

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Re: Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by kanga » September 29th, 2018, 1:55 pm

There is a game guide in the "Extras" folder (where the code wheel .pdf file is). It shows the locations of all keys relevant to the main story quest and also shows the answers to the puzzles. They do not mention any side quests in the game guide, but if you are stuck on a main story quest, it has a decent walk-through. However, I have noticed a couple of inaccuracies, so keep that in mind. I don't think any patches will update the .pdf guidebook, so we are stuck with it as is.

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Re: Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by agris » October 24th, 2018, 4:43 pm

I'm going crazy with opening this gear door puzzle in the Blood of King's quest. I'm very close to Castle Langshaal's door, and I hit this gear puzzle (solution from guide)

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The problem is, none of my gears will actually rest in the spots that make this solution valid. The bottom-left gear will always swing pass the drive gear at 6 o'clock, never engaging with it. Same with the top-right gear - it will always swing past the bottom-left gear arm (when the arm is in its left-most position), and engage with the bottom gear. There's no way to make the top-right gear arm stop and engage with the bottom-left's hub - it just swings right past.

I've illustrated it here:
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So I'm sure I'm doing something wrong, but I don't know what. Help!

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Re: Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by McDrake » October 25th, 2018, 2:01 am

I have the same problem
:? :cry:

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Re: Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by phimseto » October 25th, 2018, 8:20 am

I pinged on this for you guys. Will let you know when I hear something.

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Re: Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by agris » October 25th, 2018, 9:30 am

phimseto wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 8:20 am
I pinged on this for you guys. Will let you know when I hear something.
On the off-chance this impacts it, I'm playing in a 16:10 resolution with the field of view set to 80 (based on the gamesettings.ini file).

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Re: Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by phimseto » October 25th, 2018, 10:19 am

Here's what I got back from a dev:

"This is the step they are missing to make those gears stop where they need them. After they stop the 2 gears in the correct position, they will drop the gear back down for the final solution (shown in pic)"

Pic in question:
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Re: Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by agris » October 25th, 2018, 12:02 pm

phimseto wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 10:19 am
Here's what I got back from a dev:

"This is the step they are missing to make those gears stop where they need them. After they stop the 2 gears in the correct position, they will drop the gear back down for the final solution (shown in pic)"

Pic in question:
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edit: I'm dumb, puzzle solved. Thanks.

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Re: Quest : The blood of Kings

Post by McDrake » October 26th, 2018, 1:12 am

agris wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 12:02 pm


edit: I'm dumb, puzzle solved. Thanks.
Nope... the puzzle is ;)

Was the first (?) i couldn't solve.

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