A Walkthrough by Witchen =O)
Pompei is the first of a trilogy of historical adventures developed by Cryo
Interactive. Adrian Blake is the hero of this adventure series. Adrian is an
explorer and a world famous cartographer. When he returns home from his most
recent adventure, he finds that his wife, Sophia, is missing.
Grieving and unable to function as he normally would, Adrian immerses himself in
his manuscripts and, among them, finds an ancient curse levied by the goddess
Ishtar. In order to save his beloved wife, Adrian must find the current
incarnation of Sophia and convince her to leave Pompei with him, before the
cataclysmic destruction wrought by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
You can access the onboard encyclopaedia at any time during the game, either by
accessing the "sacred amulet" in your inventory, or by accessing the
encyclopaedia directly from your game menu. Everything you need to know about
Pompei, its inhabitants, their customs and rites is readily available. 120
interactive information sheets, complete with illustrations, will give you a
broad understanding of Pompei's history and the daily lives of its citizens.
August 20, 79 A.D.
After the introductory movie, go forward to the walkway around the garden. Turn
right. Go forward three times and enter the building through the red, blue and
gold striped door. Turn slightly right and go forward, right, left, and look
down at the floor beneath and to the right of the carved chest. Pick up the KEY
from the floor. Use the key on the chest to open it. Take the AMULET on the
left. View a close-up of the CONTRACT in the middle; take it. Then, take the
ROPES laying off to the right. Exit the chest.
Two men enter the room. Talk to the one on the left, the heavier of the two.
Popidius Hermes is his name. Ask him everything. When he is finished speaking
about wine, turn to his brother, Mainianus. Ask him about Sophia, tremors,
Secundus, and issues. He tells you to find the women at the Wool Market on the
Forum. He is concerned about the bad quality of the cloth. He explains how to
tell if cloth is of poor quality.
Popidius, your host, enters the room. Turn slightly left and speak with him.
Learn about Secundus' loss in the recent elections. He tells you of Eumachia
Julia Felix. Eumachia runs the Wool Market. Julia Felix is a great lady and
political influence in the city. He tells you that the city is being rebuilt
after a tremendous earthquake that happened seventeen years earlier. Popidius
suggests that you meet him later at the Comitium.
Turn slightly right and exit through the door between the two men you originally
spoke with. Go down the black and white tiled hallway and out the door to the
street. Once in the street, turn to your right. Go forward once to over hear
an argument (Save Your Game...timed puzzle coming up!).
Turn around to see two men. Talk to the man on the left. They are arguing
a donkey cart blocking the street. Turn right to see the donkey. Turn left to
see the vegetable cart. Pick up what looks like a cabbage, SALAD, from the
cart. Place it in inventory. Turn right to the men again and take the STICK
from the man on the left. Turn to the donkey. Put the stick on the donkey's
head. Put the ropes from your inventory on the stick. Put the salad on the end
of the rope. The donkey will move out of the way. Problem solved! The man
taking his vegetables to market will give you some sweet DATES.
Use your space bar to view the city map. Find the Forum off to the east from
where you are (the blinking red light). Exit the map. Go forward three times
enter the Forum. Turn left. Go forward, right, forward. Turn extreme left to
see a man in a brown toga in front of a large door; Harpocrates the merchant.
Listen carefully to what he tells you. You might be able to work a deal for
him. He's going to talk with Eumachia. After Harpocrates leaves, click on the
big, brown door and talk to the servant about the duumvir and viewing the town
records. No dice, says he.
Turn left, go forward, left, forward. Turn right to see Popidius and Hermes
again. Speak to Popidius on the right. Hermes will walk away. Talk to
about the merchant Harpocrates. He will give you a SALES CONTRACT and a MONEY
BAG. This deal is sounding better and better. Meet Popidius at the Baths
After Popidius leaves, go forward once out into the Forum plaza. Turn right, go
forward, turn right to see the merchant Harpocrates again. You tell him you are
working a deal, perhaps. Give him the sales contract. he will give you an
Egyptian KNIFE. Go forward, past Harpocrates and through the red and white
doors. Turn immediately left to encounter three women and a merchant. Click on
the merchant first, then the lady touching the cloth. Next, click on the lady
pink. When the conversation is finished, take out your knife and click on the
cloth to test it's quality.
Next, you are guided to Eumachia. Talk to her about Sophia, linen, Secundus,
everything. She tells you that the Isiacs are now questioning Secundus' morals.
Graffiti has done Secundus' reputation some considerable damage. Graffiti about
Secundus was written on the walls of a place of ill-repute; a cauponae.
After Eumachia leaves, go out through the red and white doors, back into the
Forum plaza. You hear a "Psssst." Turn around to see the young man Eumachia
spoke to. Talk to him about everything. He tells you to go to the tavern of
Dionysus and talk to Palmyra or Pherusa.
Turn right and go F, L, F out into the Street of Abundance. Use your map
to find the right tavern, six clicks straight forward from the Forum, then turn
right. You will see a faded "Taverna" sign over the single of the two doors.
Enter the tavern. Turn immediately left and speak with Dionysus, the
proprietor. Ask him everything. He wants you to solve his basket problem. When
you are finished, turn to face the baskets. Click on the right WHEEL of the
upside-down cart in front of you. Use the wheel on the small nail on the edge
the lower shelf, toward the right side. Click on both BASKETS to move them to
your inventory. Get the ropes out of your inventory and use them on the wheel.
Then, get out the baskets one at a time. You have solved the proprietor's
problem. Talk to him again about Lavinia and the technique to loading dice.
When the conversation is ended, turn slightly right and enter the door behind
counter to the back room. Talk to the merchant on the left. You need the
servant of justice." Leave the room. Return to stand in front of Dionysus at
the counter. Look on the shelves behind him. On the lower left shelf you see a
set of bronze colored SCALES. Take them. Return to the back room. Take the
scales from inventory and place them on the table. Pick up the DICE and place
both sets on the scales to determine that one set is loaded! Now, you have to
play a game of dice.
Click to roll your dice against your opponent. You win. The painter gives you
NECKLACE and asks you to meet him at the Baths. He will give you some sacred
water. Talk to the cheating painter. After the proprietor comments, turn right
again to speak to Palmyre about Secundus. She tells you the women meant no harm
to Secundus. But, a large contribution to the Temple of Isis, by Secundus,
go a long way toward restoring his reputation.
Turn around and go past the counter area to leave the tavern. Outside, turn
and go all the way back to the Forum; six clicks. At the Forum, go one more
forward. Turn right and go all the way out through the right archway, where you
can see blue sky. As soon as you pass through the archway and come to a stop,
turn left and click on the brown double doors in front of you. Go inside the
Baths to meet, once again, with the grateful merchant from the tavern. He gives
you some SACRED WATER from the Nile.
After the merchant leaves, go forward, left, forward into the Baths. Turn left
to greet Popidius for your scheduled one o'clock meeting. You give the necklace
to Popidius as a gift for Julia Felix. And, you tell him the painter will
to paint his frescos on the following day.
After a dizzying cutscene tour of the Baths, and an evening of poetic
entertainment in Sophia's company, you see darkness fall over Pompei. When
morning comes, you are once again in the presence of Popidius, who is at his
August 21, 79 A. D.
Attempt to speak with Popidius. You will see he doesn't wish to be interrupted.
Leave the house by going right, forward, turn right, go forward, turn left.
Then, go forward, right, forward and out into the street again.
An apparently insane man, Fructus the dooms day crier, instructs you to go to
Temple of Isis. But, he warns you not to go inside. Access your map to see
the temple is near by. Turn left. Go forward once. Turn right. You will
encounter another man, an aedile, asking where the crazed man went.
Answer, "Yes" to his question.
Go straight past the questioning aedile, once. Then turn left to see the Temple
of Isis. Remember you aren't to go inside. Look down and pick up the SNAKE
BRACELET laying on the street. Meet Locusta the witch/magician. Ask her
Locusta gives you two GLASS VIALS to hold the two specific potions/philters that
she will create. She also gives you a LIST OF ITEMS you will need to collect
for her so she can develop the philters. Locusta tells you to meet her at
Dionysus' tavern (capone) at midday.
Look at the item list in your inventory. You need nine items:
1. Three stones from Octavius' garden
2. Pure wine
3. Light oil
4. The rose that grows at Venus' feet
5. The power of a donkey's tooth
6. A drop of blood from an animal sacrificed to Apollo
7. A tear from Apollo
8. The feather of an Ibis
9. Some incense
Turn around and go forward toward the T intersection. Turn right and enter the
door that is adjacent to the Temple of Isis. Speak to the priest. He confirms
feelings of a coming disaster. Give the holy water to the priest. He goes to
place the offering in the Temple itself. Do not go forward. You are not
in the inner sanctum of the Temple. Immediately turn around and leave through
the door behind you.
Look at your map. Now you need to go back to the friendly tavern. Remember all
those boxes, bottles and jars on the shelf behind Dionysus?
Turn right and go forward once. Turn left and go forward twice. Turn right and
go forward three times. Turn right. Go into the tavern and talk to Dionysus
again. He will give you PURE WINE, INCENSE, and LIGHT OIL.
Make sure you click on the appropriate containers on the shelf behind you. The
item list Locusta gave you will appear and the three items will be struck off
by one. When you have all three items, exit the item list. The small fee with
deducted from your inventory. Leave the tavern.
Look at your item list again. Specifically, at "the rose that grows at Venus'
feet." Now, where did you see that rose bush in a planter? Exit the item list.
Turn left. Go forward once. Turn right. There's the rose bush under the mural
of Venus and cherubs. Click on the planter to see a white dove fly off. Your
item list will appear and "THE ROSE THAT GROWS AT VENUS' FEET" will be struck
off. Exit the item list and pick up the white DOVE'S FEATHER from the street.
You should hear the man in the stall behind you comment that you are Venus'
Look at your item list again. You decide to go for the "powder of the donkey's
tooth" next. Exit the item list and the closeup. Turn left. Go forward three
times. Turn right to see a donkey in front of a shop. Hmmm, could this be the
donkey you are looking for? Speak to Ascula, the woman in blue in the perfume
shop. When you find yourself suddenly back outside, click on the donkey. When
Ascula tells you the "ass is poisoning her life, " and you are again back
outside, ask Ascula everything. You will end up outside again. Pick up the TWO
BASKETS of greens/flowers from either side of the perfume shop.
Turn around and talk to the man across the street against the red wall. He owns
the mule. Turn back to Ascula and talk to her again about everything. Turn
around again and talk to the man about his mule. He consents to let Ascula use
the mule for advertising if she gives him some perfume in exchange.
Turn to the right and speak to the man in the white tunic in the next shop.
to him about everything. He consents to paint a sign. Look in your inventory.
The SIGN should appear there. Pick up the sign and place it against the board
under the donkey. Put the flower baskets on the donkey. Fructus, the dooms day
crier, will come and have a heart-to-heart with the donkey. Talk to Ascula
about Sophia and the bottles. She will ask you to choose a perfumed oil, a gift
for Sophia. Click on the shop to access the various perfumes on the shelves.
Take a PERFUME BOTTLE from the middle shelf on the right side, by clicking on it
with the small bluish FLASK you will find in your inventory.
Okay. You have PERFUME for Sophia and you have performed another notable act of
diplomacy. It will benefit you in the due course of things to come. But, you
still need to pursue "the powder of a donkey's tooth." Obviously, there must be
another donkey around somewhere.
Turn right from where you are facing the perfume shop. Proceed to the Bakery of
Sotercius. Use the map to determine that the bakery in east/right of the
shop. Exit the map. Turn right. Go forward five times. Turn right and go
forward into the bakery. The baker will briefly greet you. Go into the back of
the bakery, where the flour is ground and stored. Go forward once more. Turn
right and go forward three times, into the extreme rear of the shop, where you
see another donkey harnessed to a grinding stone. Turn around, go forward
toward the open window. Look down to your left to see a DONKEY'S TOOTH laying
the floor. Pick it up and return to the donkey in the rear of the shop. Drop
the tooth down into the container on top of the grinding stone. The donkey will
grind the tooth to powder for you. Pan down to collect the POWDER OF A DONKEY'S
TOOTH. Return to the front of the shop toward the window and turn left. Exit
the right and out into the Street of Abundance again.
You are close by, so check out the possibility of getting "the stones from
Octavius' garden" from Locusta's item list. Look at your map. You are only a
stone's throw west of Octavius Quartho's house. Turn right and go forward
twice. Turn right to speak with Statius, Octavius' servant. Statius tells you
both the master and his wife, Lavinia, are at Vespasian's Temple to make a
sacrifice. He tells you that if you want to see Lavinia, to come back before
cena. But, that Octavius only has guests in the morning. Guess you are out of
luck right now for gathering three stones from the garden.
Look at the item list again. Next, you decide to go after the "tear from
Apollo." Turn right and flollow the Street of Abundance all the way back to the
Forum; 9 clicks forward. When you arrive at the Forum, go one step forward into
the plaza. Turn right and go forward twice. Turn left, cross the plaza to see
man in a green tunic in front of a large door. He tells you to come back later.
Not this time! Enter the temple anyway. Turn left to see the figure of a
in a white robe. Approach him and speak with him. He cannot provide either a
drop of blood (because the altar has been purified), or a tear from Apollo.
Walk forward past the priest. Turn right at the corner. Go forward and around
the next corner. Turn right and go forward to enter the temple area. Go to the
altar at the base of the temple steps. In close-up, pick up a few drops of
with one of the glass vials in your inventory. Turn around and approach the
large statue of Apollo. Use the vial of water on Apollo's left eye. Then,
quickly use the other empty glass tube to catch A TEAR FROM APOLLO before it
falls to the grass. Voila! The list appears and the item is struck off.
Go back to the priest and go forward twice, past him, down the walkway. Exit
through the door to your right. Leave the Forum as you usually do. Go straight
up the Street of Abundance past the bakery; seven clicks from just inside the
Forum entry. Go forward once more and turn right at the street just before
Octavius' house. Go forward once, turn left, go forward, turn left to see a
gardener standing in a doorway. Speak to him about everything. When he goes
to find where Fructus is hiding, go one step forward inside the garden. Turn
around and look down to see THREE STONES FROM OCTAVIUS' GARDEN. Pick them up.
Good. Another item is struck from the list. Now you should have only the drop
blood, and the feather of an ibis yet to find.
Leave Octavius' garden and go right to the corner. Turn right and go forward to
get back to the Street of Abundance. Turn left and go forward 5 times. Turn
left, go forward twice. Turn right, go forward. Turn extreme left and enter the
Temple of Isis. Turn right. Go forward twice. Turn slightly left and enter
darkened room ahead of you, through the archway. Go forward and pick up the
FEATHER OF AN IBIS from the right side of the table. Another item is stuck off
the list. One more to go, the blood of a sacrificed animal. (Note: Do not click
on the urn on the left end of the table. You will be tossed out of the temple
Leave the Temple of Isis. Turn right, then go forward. Turn left and go forward
twice to get back to the Street of Abundance. Time for you to check on the
Temple of Apollo again. Turn left and go forward three times to go back to the
Forum. Go forward once, turn right. Go forward twice. Turn left, go forward
three times, back into the temple. Inside, turn left. Go to the end of the
walkway, past the priest. Turn right and go forward once. Turn right and enter
the temple area. Turn left and click to get a close up of the altar where you
found the water. Yikes! There's animal blood there now. Perhaps the
purification process wasn't so very thorough. Or, more likely, another animal
has been sacrificed since last you were here. Use the glass vial in your
inventory to get A DROP OF BLOOD FROM AN ANIMAL SACRIFICED TO APOLLO.
Hooray! Locusta's item list is complete. Time to meet with her again. Leave
the temple. Just outside the door, turn right and follow the walkway forward
three times. Then go left, forward, and turn right to the doors. Ask the
clerk to speak to a duumvir. In spite of your warning, the clerk will not
listen, but suggests you speak to Fructus. Is he in denial, or what?
Leave the clerk by turning left. Go forward to the wall. Go left, forward, and
then right out to the street. From your position in the street, go forward 5
times and turn to your right. Well, wonder of wonders. Locusta is standing
there exactly where she said she would be, in front of Dionysus' tavern. She
tells you the two philters will be ready the following day. And she will come
find you when they are ready.
When Locusta totters off, enter the tavern. Talk to Dionysus again. He will
offer you honeyed wine. Just proceed to the back room. Marcus Epidius, another
friend of Secundus, invites you to play another dice game (Tali). The first
is practice. The second game is for money Go into your inventory and choose
amulet. Find "Games" on the index list. At the bottom of the Games page, is a
link called The Game of Tali. Click on it to review the rules of the game and
the scoring involved. Choose Quit to go back to the game.
After the practice game, put down your stake...money from inventory. Marcus
his amulet to cast a good luck spell. He asks you if you have a good luck
charm. Use your dove's feather on the dice. If you do this each time you will
get the high score (Venus). Click on the game board with the Tali BONE DICE
are now in your inventory, to start the game.
You can play Tali more than once,or not at all, whichever you prefer. When you
are finished, just back out of the game and Marcus will suggest that the two of
you go to the Baths.
In the street again, you will be facing Octavius' servant Statius, looking out
from behind the door of the house. Talk to him and he tells you Lavinia will
speak to you in the garden. Go forward, through the house, to the garden. Go
down the center walkway to find Sophia. Speak to her. Give her the dates from
your inventory. She loves them. Then give her the perfumed oil and talk to her
about everything. In the end, she wants to think about your proposal over
Lavinia arrives and speaks of hearing that you brought her something. Give her
the snake bracelet, which she had recently lost. Lavinia tells you that Sophia
is promised to Habinnas, a young business man, who disgusts Sophia.
August 22, 79 A.D.
Darkness falls on Day Two and you begin the next day facing the room with the
small pool in Popidius' house. Walk forward to the three people standing the
doorway across the room. Popidius wants you to check out what Fructus is up to
with "the end is coming" sign on the donkey in the street. Go left, but keep
moving forward quickly, when someone yells at you to stop. If you aren't quick
enough, you'll be "crowned" by a roof tile and the game will be over! If you
successful, you will reappear in the perfume shop. Ascula gives you a RED ROSE
in appreciation for markedly increasing her perfume business.
Outside the shop, turn right to see two men. Speak with the man in the red
trimmed robes on the right. Aedile Helvius wants you to prove you didn't
personally paint the "the end is coming" sign for Fructus.
Turn left and speak with Ascula again. She will tell Helvius she'll act in your
defence. Turn around and speak with the painter. Fructus is definitely the
culprit. There's no doubt about it! Turn left and speak with the mule's owner
again. Helvius believes Fructus is your accomplice. Marcus arrives in the nick
of time and intercedes with Helvius on your behalf. Then, Marcus takes you off
to the Palestra to practice some javelin tossing. Marcus tells you that he
believes Helvius, who was Secundus rival in the recent election, might be behind
the graffiti incident with the prostitutes.
In the Palestra, walk over to the right and down the right side of the pool, to
pick up the javelin, which is standing upright in the grass. Throw the javelin
forward away toward the wall. It will land safely in the ground. Don't offer
the javelin to Marcus or you will end up killing someone, and you know by now
what that means. Do a few practice tosses just for fun. Then when the javelin
is stuck in the ground, take the roses Ascula gave you from inventory and click
them on the javelin. Throw the javelin (listen to Marcus) toward the crater of
Mount Vesuvius, which you will see over the wall opposite where Marcus is
You see a cutscene, where the rose entwined javelin lands periously close to
Sophia, who is strolling in Octavius' garden. Afterward, turn right, go
forward, turn left and leave the Palestra.
Walk forward to the left, where you hear a voice calling you. Turn back toward
the amphitheater to see Locusta hiding under the stairway. Talk to her about
everything. She gives you the TWO PHILTERS. (One is to convince Sophia to
with you, which you must use while you are alone with her. The other is to
render someone unconscious should they come between you and Sophia.)
Locusta will ask you to rescue Fructus, who has been taken into custody. She is
afraid that Helvius will beat Fructus when he arrives to investigate.
After you finish speaking with Locusta, proceed forward around the perimeter of
the amphitheater. Two clicks forward, you will encounter guard who is holding
Fructus. Talk to him. Don't tell him you are the Gallic magus (magician).
Answer, "No." If you answer in the affirmative he will start yelling for help
and the game's over. When you are finished with the discussion concerning
Fructus, go forward to the iron gated doorway and speak to Fructus, who is
up in the passageway between two gates.
Answer, "No," to speaking to the guard on his behalf and, after telling him to
silent, go outside. Don't talk to Fructus' guard again, or he will tie you up
and give you a "time out" too.
From outside, standing near the guard, turn right and go around the perimeter of
the amphitheater back toward where you met with Locusta. On the fourth click
forward, you will come across a young man and Palmyre, the prostitute. Speak to
Palmyre. She will distract the aedile guarding Fructus for you. She leaves.
Now, talk to the young gladiator, Pyrame. (It doesn't matter if you are unable
to complete all conversation options with either Palmyre or Pyrame. The result
will be the same.)
When you're finished talking with Pyrame, turn around and go up the steps to the
amphitheater. Pyrame will follow. At the top, turn around and go forward.
right and enter the arena. Cross to the doorway on the opposite side. Click on
the GATE to pick it up. Turn around and click the gate on Pyrame. He will
down the gate for you, with his head, no less!
Go forward once. Turn right to see poor Fructus still strung up and miserable.
Don't talk to Fructus, or the game will be over. You will be discovered by the
guard. And, don't click on the square rock, sticking out of the wall to the
left, or you will cause a disturbance and will be arrested.
Instead, use your knife to cut Fructus free. He and Pyrame will follow you.
Quickly, go back out across the arena, turn left and go outside. Immediately,
turn right and use those right side stairs to descend to the plaza again. If you
use the left stairs, you will get another nasty surprise.
Note: This sequence in the following paragraph may be skipped if you are not
interested in playing a game of Tali with Pyrame: Go to the tavern by turning
around and going forward to the trees you see in the distance. Go forward again
twice. Turn right and go forward to the Street of Abundance. Turn left. Go
forward twice and turn left to face Dionysus' tavern. Inside, talk to Dionysus
again. Go into the back room to find Pyrame, the gladiator. He wants to play a
game of Tali. You may play a game of Tali with him or not, as you choose.
Afterward, you'd better check in with Sophia again at Octavius' house. If you
are at the tavern, go right, up the street. Go forward three times and turn
right to see the front door to Octavius' house. Enter and speak to Statius.
for Sophia. He won't let you see her. Ask for Lavinia. He tells you you will
find her near the Euripe. Don't listen to Statius. Walk forward past him and
into the house. Go on through the house and out into the garden. As before,
will find Sophia along the long, central path. Talk to her about Habinnas, who
thinks only of money. She consents to leave with you, finally! But, only if
Lavinia gives her consent. you will notice an addition to your inventory; a
Look down at Sophia's feet and note the hot spot. Take the Tali dice from your
inventory and throw them at Sophia's feet. Sophia will ask you why you must
leave in such a hurry. Ah, you are alone with Sophia, right? Maybe its time
magic philtre #1. Take it out of your inventory and place it on the water in
fountain to your right. You will see a brief vision of the coming disaster in
Pompei. Sophia promises to meet you by the garden gate, the following nite,
after the feast of Vulcanalia. That is, if she gets Lavinia's consent.
August 23, 79 A.D.
Again, morning finds you in Popidius' home. Turn right and speak with Popidius.
He needs your help again. Sylphium is needed for the culinary feast and the
has none. You must find some. Popidius also wants you to arrange for the
evening's entertainment. Go R, F, F, L and exit to the street. Go right and
meet the mule's owner again. He wants you to buy the donkey from him. Accept
the purchase gratefully. Turn left and go forward up the Street of Abundance, 3
times. Turn right and enter the tavern again. Talk to Dionysus to gather
information about the lack of sylphium and the entertainment preferences. Ask
about Fructus and then go into the back room. Talk to Pyrame. Ask him
everything. He consents to leave Pompei with you.
Go back outside. Go left and then go forward 4 times. Turn right to face
Ascula's perfume shop. Ah, and there's your newly acquired donkey! Talk to
Ascula. Ask her about sylphium and the wandering actors. She recommends that
you speak with Locusta and visit the theater. Give her advice about leaving the
city, then ask her where Locusta might be. She mentions the Triangular Forum
explains why the aediles watch over the acting troupe.
When you have finished speaking to Ascula, access your map to find the
Forum south west of your position. Exit the map. Turn right. Go forward
twice. Turn right and go forward twice. Turn right, go forward twice more.
Then, turn left to enter the Temple of Isis. Go forward across the center lawn
to find Locusta standing in front of the ruins of an ancient temple. Speak to
Locusta. She wants a branch from the tree off to your right. Save your game
here! You life depends on your quick movements, as follows:
1. Pick up a stone from the temple steps to your right.
2. Turn and throw the stone at the tree where you see the hot spot.
3. Pick up the branch.
4. Turn immediately, and place the branch over the snake that you uncovered when
you picked up the stone on the steps.
5. As soon as the snake winds up on the branch, turn 45 degrees to your right
throw the branch as far as you can toward the back of the scene and to the left
or right of the tree.
Afterward, give Locusta the branch. She tells you the priests of Isis have
sylphium. She tells you where some may be hidden in a small pot. She also
you that Fructus always wanted to be an actor. Hmmm. She entrusts you with a
cherished PAPYRUS, when you promise to get her and Fructus out of the city
After you finish speaking to Locusta, turn left and enter the temple walkway.
Along the walkway, you will find Helvius, Secundus political rival and your
nemesis, standing in front of a door. Speak with him. When he rushes off in
pursuit of Fructus, enter through the door into the theater. Go forward and
left and down at the seating tiers. Pick up a MASK AND COAT on one tier. And,
across the way, pick up a CAPSA ( with lines and costumes).
Afterword, turn and go up the steps in front of the stage. Talk to the actor
Pyladius, on the stage. He needs someone to replace the missing actor, Publius.
Fructus' talents might just come in handy here, right?
Leave the stage and go left and forward out of the theater. Turn right and go
forward, left, forward to exit to the street. Turn right and go forward twice.
Turn left and go forward twice more. Turn right and go forward 4 times. Turn
right and enter the bakery.
Talk to Sotericus, the baker, about not having a delivery person for the baked
goods that must go to the theater; stale bread for the actors. Go into the back
of the bakery to find Fructus hiding behind a pillar on the left. Speak to him.
You tell him about his "big break" and ask him to go to Locusta and wait for
you. He needs a disguise to pretend he is Sotericus' delivery boy. Look around
and find something to disguise Fructus with.
Go to the back of the bakery where the donkey is. Pick up the FLOUR COVERED
FABRIC off the base of the grindstone. Go back and give it to Fructus.
costume is perfect! He triumphantly leaves to make the deliveries.
Now, go back to the Triangular Forum. Leave the bakery, turn left and go forward
4 times. Turn left. Go forward twice. Turn right. Go forward twice. Enter
Temple of Isis. GO L, F, R, F, L to face Locusta and Fructus at the theater
door. They will follow you inside.
Go up on the stage and talk to Pyladius, the actor, again. With the addition of
Fructus and Locusta to his troupe, he consents to stay and provide the
entertainment for Popidius' banquet. You will all meet at Stabies Gate before
dawn to collectively flee the city.
Leave the theater. Turn right and go back out to the entrance. Turn right in
the street and go forward once. Turn right and enter the door to the Temple of
Isis. Speak to the priest about sylphium and the entertainment. Give the
the papyrus you got from Locusta. When he asks you which book, answer "third
When the priest leaves, go right and forward into the back room
(ekklesiaterion). Move the little palm plant on the right. The sylphium is
there. Pick up the SYLPHIUM in the round box and leave the temple.
Now, you are ready to meet with Popidius again. He is at home. Go R, F, L, F,
R, F into Popidius' house. Go forward through the room and out the door on the
right, around the corner. Go forward once and turn left to see Popidius. Go
forward, turn right and give him the box of sylphium.
When you appear in the kitchen, talk to the cook. You will be presented with a
three part guessing game. He wants you to identify tonight's menu by solving
riddles. As you view the dishes, pick them up and place them in inventory. The
replace them on the table in the correct order acccording to the cook's riddles.
After your success identifying the cuisine for the feast of Vulcan, talk to
Popidius again. He asks you to go and get five fish for the sacrifice to
Vulcan. Turn right and go forward down the outer walkway. Turn right at the
corner and go forward once. Turn right to see the sunken pool in the atrium
garden. Go forward to the pool. Wow, red goldfish! Click on the pool to
collect five RED FISH. Take the fish back to Popidius and he will make an
offering to Vulcan.
In the next scene, you appear at night. Its now after the evening's feast is
over and you are in position just outside Octavius' garden gate. Save your game.
Quickly now, click the nightengale on the open gate. Turn 90 degrees left and
click again to get out of the way of a well-aimed stone. If you don't move
quickly enough, game's over!
Now, you must follow Statius the arrogant servant, who tends Octavius' door.
He's very hard to see in the darkness. So, go R, F, R, F, to the Street of
Abundance. Turn left and go forward 5 times. Turn left again and go forward
once, You will hear a sound. Quickly turn around 180 and take one step back
toward the intersection. You will ambush nasty Statius. After he is subdued,
talk to him At Octavius' orders, he has kidnapped and hidden Sophia! He
refuses to tell you where she is being held. He really does like his work,
doesn't he? Take philter #2 from your inventory and use it on Statius. Enough
of this. It will take him out for a while.
Turn right from where Statius is paralyzed on the sidewalk and go forward twice.
Turn right and go forward twice to be facing the Temple of Isis. Keep going to
the temple ruins where you met Locusta earlier. When you have gone clear across
the temple floor, turn right to see Sophia. Go forward, turn right and rescue
Sophia by using your knife on her bonds.
In the next scene, you're in the street in front of Popidius' house, with a
grateful Sophia. Daybreak is about to happen! You have warned everyone you
could about the coming eruption. Time for you and yours to get the heck out of
Put the mask and cloak from your inventory on Sophia. Offer her the donkey to
ride. Turn left. Then turn completely around and head for the Stabien Gate,
which is straight ahead of you.
When you get to the gate, one of Helvius' aediles is guarding it, and he
recognizes you. He doesn't want you to leave the city. Talk to him again.
him into believing that you and Sophia are actors from the wandering troupe that
just left town through the same gate. Give him philtre #2, or the Capsa from
your inventory. As with Statius, this action will take the guard off duty for a
few precious minutes.
After you and Sophia safely leave the city through the gate, you rejoin your new
found group of friends. All of you will witness the earthquake, the explosion
Mount Vesuvius and the complete annihilation of Pompei!