THE CURSE OF CROWLEY MANOR is the second in the series of "Other Ventures"
from Adventure International. Like the others, there is a minimum of
description (and clues) in the rooms through which you travel. This
walkthrough will examine all the locations and objects, even if they
aren't instrumental in solving the game. That way, you'll get the whole
flavour of the adventure.
You start in a large office with some furniture, and a closed door to the
east. You might as well have a look around, because you can't do anything
(including leave the room) until the telephone rings, and you answer it.
So, type for inventory and have a LOOK AT the objects that you are
carrying. You can't EXAMINE anything, you can only LOOK. LOOK AT THE
CALENDAR and NAMEPLATE on the desk, and have a LOOK OUT the window. Now
you know who and where you are! You're Inspector Black of Scotland Yard in
London, on the night of April 2, 1913.
Finally, the telephone rings and you ANSWER it. Officer Strade tells you
to get to CROWLEY MANOR, because there has been a murder. Now you can OPEN
THE DOOR to the east, and when you do, you find yourself on a landing,
with a hallway heading south. GO SOUTH
, and you will end up on a brick
street in front of Scotland Yard.
If you LOOK AT THE STREET, you will discover that a hansom cab is parked
there, and the driver is smiling at you. This looks promising, so GO TO
THE CAB. (Note that in some versions of the game, you cannot "GO TO THE
CAB", you must "CLIMB IN"). If you TALK, the friendly driver will ask you
where you are going. Why, CROWLEY MANOR, of course! (You will find that
throughout the game, typing TALK or LISTEN will elicit information that
will help you to solve the mystery.)
LOOK AT THE DRIVER, and you will find a small VIAL. GET THE VIAL...it's
HOLY WATER and will come in handy, later. While the cab is driving through
the streets of London, have a LOOK as you pass some familiar landmarks,
and eventually pull into the driveway that leads into CROWLEY MANOR.
GET OUT of the cab, and the driver will tell you that he has taken 10 of
your 50 shillings. You are on the porch, and if you LOOK, you will see
Police Inspector Harbour. TALK, and he will tell you that the body is in
the kitchen and Officer Strade is inside. CLIMB THE STEPS and you will end
up in the plush entry hall, which contains a large, locked cabinet.
From now on, you should type LOOK when you enter a room, and it will list
the contents. When you type LOOK AT (a specific object), you will get some
of the details that are included in this walkthrough.
Now's the time to get rid of some of the baggage that you don't need: Drop
the I.D. CARD, and the 40 SHILLINGS. If you were to quit or get killed,
you would be returned to your office with all possessions intact. To get
back to CROWLEY MANOR, you would need your money with you, but since this
won't happen, you don't need to lug it around.
GO WEST and then . This is the elegant music room, lined with old
portraits. They stare at you with fiendish, inhuman eyes. You find an old
victrola and a piano. LOOK AT THE VICTROLA, and you will see the crank.
Try turning the crank. Hmmm...it's stuck! Have a LOOK AT THE CRANK and you
will find a GOLD KEY. You don't need the GOLD KEY to solve the adventure,
but take it anyway. Now the crank is unstuck and you can TURN it. LISTEN.
Ahhh...MOZART!! Go twice, into the dimly lit room. A small figure
huddles in the dark, but you can't see much. The figure is on the floor.
TALK to him. It is DAVONN, and NO MAN has murdered his master.
GO EAST into the study. It's full of old books and a desk. There is a
silver book on the desk, which you can READ (Note that some versions of
the game require you to "READ" twice). You learn that "the demon" is
trapped in the house. Brrrrr!!! Open the desk, and get the CRYSTAL BALL.
Go (you will find Davonn has been cruelly murdered!), , and .
If you want, unlock the large locked cabinet with the GOLD KEY. Officer
Strade falls out! Now you have a personal stake in finding the demon of
CROWLEY MANOR!! Drop the GOLD KEY and GO EAST. You are at the south end of
a long hall. If you LOOK, you will find a statue which turns out to be a
WHITE ELEPHANT. It is, so forget about it.
GO NORTH again. You are in the centre of the hall. A tremendous force
thrusts you against the wall, and there is a hideous smell. (This only
happens if you LOOK. Without doing so, it would be a rather dull adventure
indeed!) GO NORTH again to the north end, and CLIMB THE STAIRWAY there.
You are in the kitchen. Blood splatters the walls and floor, but there is
no body! If you LOOK again, you will discover a brown, slimey GROWTH on
the floor. GET THE GROWTH and GO WEST, into the exquisite dining room.
There is a china cabinet which you cannot open, and a marble table here.
LOOK AT THE OAK TABLE. You must do this, to discover the delicious looking
FOOD. DROP THE GROWTH and LOOK. It slides over to the plate, devours the
food, and begins to grow. LOOK again. The GROWTH shoots under the china
cabinet, which falls over with a crash. What have we here?! A LETTER
OPENER and a HAND AXE! Get Them both. Return to the parlor:
Here you will find a Rosewood chest, screwed shut. But you have a LETTER
OPENER! UNSCREW THE SCREWS, and OPEN THE CHEST. You will find a CRUCIFIX
and an OLD NOTE. Get Them. When you read the note, you will see that it
says "5271". Remember this, and drop the OLD NOTE, and the LETTER OPENER.
Go back to the dining room . GO NORTH to
the food pantry. A closed door is to the east. OPEN THE DOOR, and you will
be in a short E/W hall. GO EAST to the small storage room.
If you LISTEN, you will hear a noise behind the plywood wall. CHOP A HOLE
IN THE WALL WITH THE AXE. CLIMB THROUGH THE HOLE. You are in a darkened
room with scientific instruments. LOOK, and a tremendous voice will boom
out: "YOU HAVE NOT THE POWER TO FACE ME YET. BE WARNED..." Wow, the plot
Part II COLLECTING THE WEAPONS
LOOK AT THE SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS. There is an ancient book here. READ
THE BOOK, and you will learn that "GAFALA ALONE CAN HELP." Who is GAFALA?
You'll GO WEST to the musty room. There is a door here, with a numeral
lock. Luckily, you have sacraments (CRUCIFIX and HOLY WATER), or an icy
creature would appear and kill you! SET THE DIAL TO 5271 (the number on
the OLD NOTE). The door will click. OPEN THE DOOR.
You are in a damp, brick walled room. There is a horrible stench. LOOK
(several times): A powerful force slams you against the wall. Something
screams. You are thrown flat on the floor. A voice bellows, "SOON YOU'LL
BE MINE!!" The room cools and fills with smoke. Your crucifix is red hot.
An evil smelling smoke drifts through the room. It forms frightening
shapes. This is getting exciting, isn't it?!
CLIMB THE STAIRWAY that lies to the east. You are at the south end of a
N/S hall. Sound familiar? GO NORTH twice, then through the doorway.
You are in a stark room of red brick. This appears to be a dead end! Time
to call in the reinforcements! Type GAFALA. A wall falls, and a voice
shouts: "I AM HERE!" LOOK! The west wall has collapsed, revealing a
stairway. CLIMB THE STAIRWAY.
You are in a brilliant crystal room. A towering figure of white stands in
the centre. A glowing mist surrounds the figure. TALK TO GAFALA. You learn
that he is the evil demon's brother, and that two paths leave the room to
the north and the south. It's a good thing that you had GAFALA to help
you, because there's no indication of any exits from this room!
GO SOUTH to the east end of an E/W hall. GO WEST to the crypt. If you
LOOK, you will discover that THE HORROR IS HERE - THE DEMON! It screams:
"WHERE IS YOUR WEAPON, MAGGOT?" Well...it seems that you need to arm
yourself! Whatever you do, don't LOOK again, or you will end up back in
the darkened room with DAVONN. This wouldn't be the end of the world, but
you would have to retrace your steps.
GO WEST to the dim, shimmering room. A ghostly figure sits at a piano. It
resembles the portraits back in the music room! TALK, and it will tell you
that it knows one composer and will play if you name him. Know any
composers? How about MOZART! Sure enough, the figure plays and a stairway
appears to the north. CLIMB THE STAIRWAY.
Oh oh...another apparent dead end! This is a large deserted room with
nothing in view. Luckily, you DO have five senses. LISTEN...and you will
hear a noise above your head. LOOK UP, and then CLIMB THE ROPE you see
hanging from the ceiling.
You are in a damp, musty passage with a rope hanging through a hole in the
floor. Why not have a LOOK? Sure enough, a GOLD SHIELD appears. GET THE
GOLD SHIELD. If you look again, you will notice a light to the east. GO
You are in a great silver room, with a circular depression on the floor.
I'll bet you're carrying something that would fit that perfectly! DROP THE
CRYSTAL BALL and LOOK. You see a vision of a sword and a beautiful
fountain. LOOK again, and a magic SWORD will appear.
GET THE SWORD and return to the crystal room where GAFALA is: (If you like, have a look when you get to the crypt,
and you will find a SILVER CLUB and half decayed corpses on the floor.
Don't bother with either!) Just for fun, GO NORTH, LOOK and GO SOUTH. Keep
going to the crystal room: .
Part III CHASING THE DEMON
Now, take the other path NORTH and you will find yourself in a
wide, dark, smelly pit. A low wailing moan permeates the darkness. LISTEN.
BUT IS IT CLEANSED?" Hmmm...something else to keep in mind! CLIMB THE
STAIRWAY to the north.
You are in a stone room strewn with bones. A huge, ugly rat is here.
Unfortunately , you can't kill the rat until it removes a chunk of flesh
from your arm ! Don't do anything but LOOK. It will oblige you, and you
can KILL THE RAT WITH THE REVOLVER. If you try to use any other weapon, it
will rip out your throat! OPEN THE DOOR to the west, and you will be in a
smelly dirt pit with fungus growing on the walls. A stairway to the north
is blocked by wooden beams. CHOP THE BEAMS WITH THE AXE, and then you can
CLIMB THE STAIRS.
You are in a very eerie, black walled chamber. Strange, magical runes are
drawn on the floor. A ghost-like image of GAFALA is here. TALK TO GAFALA,
and he will give you some important advice: "YOU HAVE BUT ONE MOMENT TO
STRIKE. STRIKE ONLY THEN."
Now comes a rather annoying part of the game. There is no indication of
any other exit from the room, except the golden doorway to the north. If
you GO SOUTH, you will end up back in the pit.
Yet, you must GO EAST!! Here you will find a brilliant green room with a
beautiful fountain. It flows with green liquid and energy waves. CLEANSE
THE SWORD in the fountain. You will be rewarded with a surge of power and
a low moan from the north. If you hadn't gone east and cleansed your
sword, than all would be lost!! Rather a significant thing to leave hidden
away, isn't it? (Note that in some graphic versions of the game, the
doorway to the east is visible in the picture)
Return to the eerie chamber and through the golden doorway: . You
end up in a gigantic cavern, stretching out of sight to the east and west,
and filled with a sickening odor. Just head straight NORTH to the Gates of
Hell. IT IS UPON YOU!
LOOK (several times): The demon hurls you through the air. Your body slams
against a wall. Your face is red hot from the heat of its breath. It
howls, "THANK YOU FOR DROPPING IN, FOOL!" It slams you into a small
passage and laughs, "YOU'VE BEEN DUPED! YOU CAN'T KILL ME!" Your body
shakes with convulsions as the demon tries to crush you, but you are
shielded! It touches your white hot sword and screams with pain. (Good
thing you cleansed it, or you wouldn't have gotten even this far!) It
belches a sheet of flame which engulfs your body. You're getting a little
perturbed, but you're biding your time!
The demon stares into your face. "JOIN ME...SPAWN OF DIRT, AND SHARE THE
POWER THAT IS MINE." The time has come!!! Without further ado, KILL THE
DEMON WITH THE SWORD.
Your CRT explodes with light!! Congratulations! You have defeated the
demon of CROWLEY MANOR!