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Companions of Xanth Walkthrough

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Companions of Xanth
| | Solution File
| | | | Written by Mike Marcelais
| | (Mike Marcelais)
| | Another Fourth Bryan Production
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Scoring Ranks:
0- 99 Rank Amatuer
100-199 Never Been Nothing
200-299 Nearly Neophyte
300-399 Daring Dabbler
400-499 Master of None
500-599 Master Mundane
600-699 Puzzle Master
700-799 Adventuring Brute
800-899 Dungeon Wrangler
900-999 True Believer
1000 Hintbook Reader

[5] indicates points obtained through an action.

Maps: Maps are given at the beginning of each section. Each room is indicated by a two letter abbreviation. The abbreviation names are given below the map. Directions are the eight normal directions, including up and down. Up is signaled by a caret (^) and down by a 'v'.

In each section, the total number of points available in that section is given, along with a total of all points scored up through this section.

The walkthrough comes first, then a summary of all the points scored in the game.

Items Never Used (and taken into Xanth) Cherry Bomb Plastic Teabag

If anyone knows where the last 10 points are, please let me know!

    Scene I: Earth (31/31) ----------------------


    CR Computer Room
    FD Front Door
    KI Kitchen

  1. You start in your computer room with a letter on the desk. Get, open, and read the letter. [5] It seems that your girl- friend Pia has dumped you. Oh well. Also get the post-it note and read it.
  2. Go to the Front Door and turn on the light. The switch is by the door. Head to the Kitchen.
  3. Answer the phone (when it starts ringing.) It's your friend Edsel with a new computer game. Agree to his dare. [15] Try calling Pia and the weather information. Get the teabag from the table and the mustard and sandwitch from the icebox.
  4. Head to the front door and open it when the doorbell rings. Get the package [2] and open it. Open the Xanth box. Go to the computer room.
  5. Open the CD-Rom drive. Insert the disk. Close the drive. (Do a similar thing with the floppy disk if you have the floppy version.) Put on the 3D glasses. Turn on the computer. [9] Look at the screen and talk to the golem. He will explain the game to you. When you choose a companion, select Nada Naga. All of the other companions will get you killed in the first room.

    Scene II: Isthmus Village (169/200) -----------------------------------

    CS-CD CL
    / /
    / \ | /
    RD IV-BR

    BR Barren Road
    CD Censor-ship deck
    CL Cliffs
    CR Crossroads
    CS Censor-ship
    CV Cave
    DO Dock
    ES Eye Screen
    FN Fairy Nuff's Booth
    FR Forst
    GR Golf Green
    IV Isthmus Village
    MD Meadows
    RD Road
    TE Golf Tee
    VD To the void

  6. Wait for Nada to correctly open the right door. (Other companions will pick incorrectly, and you will die!) When the door is open go North. [9]
  7. Talk to Nada about her talent and about where to start. She will mention to head to the Good Magician Humphry.
  8. Go to the forest and look in the spring to see how Kim is doing.
  9. Go to the village and talk to the headsman there. Agree to get rid of the Censor-ship. [5] Get the rock. Unlock and open the gate. Go through the gate.
  10. Get the sailcloth from the deck. Ask Nada to check the rope. She will return with an anchor and the rope. [8]
  11. Go to the Meadow and talk to the pail. Throw the rock at it. Darn, it runs away. Return to the Crossroads.
  12. Tie the rope to the anchor (to get a grapling hook). Use the hook to pry a log from the log jam. [10] Return to the Village.
  13. Give the log to the headsman. Wait for him to turn it into a board. [9] Go to the barren road and put to board on the boulder. [15] Put the rock on the board. Have Nada hit the catapult with her tail. [8] The rock will land in the pail.
  14. Go to the meadow. Get the pail. [7] Go past the cliffs to the Eye Screen.
  15. Open the mailbox and read the letter. Return the letter to the mailbox. Talk to the screen. Tell the screen you want to poke his eye. Ask to see Fairy Nuff beyond the door. [12] Open the screen and the door.
  16. Get the tee from the fairway. [3] Get the egg from the green. [2] Go to Fairy Nuff's Booth. Ask him to help with the censor-ship. (The ship has two censors, by the way). Recieve a recipie. [8] Read it.
  17. Return to the Eye Screen and put two dashes of Eye Scream into the pail.
  18. Return to the Forest and ask Nada about the bush. Ask Nada to get two cough drops for you.
  19. Get a buttercup. [5] Empty it. [3] Put the butter in the pail. Get a cherry bomb while your at it. You can also talk to the cherry bomb tree. Catch a firefly with the buttercup. [8] Add water to the pail three times. Then add the cough drops, the firefly, the egg and the sailcloth. [25]
  20. Return to the village and get the two street lamp covers. [1 each]
  21. Return to the Fairy Nuff and get him to divide the solutions.
  22. Return to the ship and douse the first sensor. [15] Head east and douse the other sensor. [15]
  23. Return to the Fairy's Booth. (You'll talk with the headman as you pass by and get the sword.) Ask him about the path to the void. Follow it.

    Scene III: The Void (20/220) ----------------------------

    VD The VOID

  24. You stray into the void while following the path. [5] Try walking in different directions. You'll eventually start seeing a shimmering door. Talk to Nada about it. Eventually (after much waiting and talking) the door will remain solid. [10] Open the door. [3] Enter the door. [2]

    Scene IV: The Region of Earth (70/290) ----------------------------------

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    BD Barrow Door
    BR Barrow Room (all are identical)
    DN Dungeon
    IW Ironwood Tree
    FI Region of Fire
    LS Love Spring
    MR Mirror Room
    MT Mortar Room
    PE Pestle Room
    PL Plate in room (teleport between the two)
    PQ Plaque Room
    RD Road near a barrow
    SW Switch Room
    VD The VOID

  25. A Green gem will appear on the sword.
  26. Try to open the door to the barrow (to the north). It won't open. Head toward the love spring. You'll meet Metria. Don't drink the water and don't do anything 'interesting' with Metria. Eventually, Metria will give up. [10] The barrow is now open.
  27. Start wandering around in the barrow. Eventually everything will turn dark, and you'll lose Nada. When you find her, she will drag you off to the love spring. Don't drink the water. Nada is really Metria in disguise. When Metria gives up, she gives you a homing device. [10] The device is next to useless. Return to the barrow.
  28. Go to the switch room. Flip all the switches (there are 16). Then flip them all again. Then push the button and descend.
  29. Go down the stairs. Don't look at Nada. Ask the manacles to let go of Nada. [12]
  30. Go to the mirror room. Look in the mirror. [5]
  31. Go to the plaque room. Touch the plaque. You feel the work 'Mack'
  32. Go to the pestle room. Get the stone pestle. [2]
  33. Go to the plate room. Stand on the metal pad. [5]
  34. Go to the Mortar room. Get the stone mortar. [3]
  35. Go to the Ironwood Tree. Get a jar. [8]
  36. Return to the dungeon and get some Blue Agony Moss. [7]
  37. Return to the Ironwood Tree and use the moss on the tree. [8]

    Scene V: The Region of Fire (103/393) -------------------------------------

    TN-LL FW
    | \ /
    IW IL

    FW Firewall
    HO Hole in ceiling
    IL In Lava Lake
    IW Ironwood Tree (from Region of Earth)
    LL Lava Lake
    TN Lava Tunnel

    A blue gem appears on the Sword [5].

  38. Head into the lake. A Fireman and a hot dog appear. Ask Nada to put her hair into a bun. Put mustard on the bun. [15] The dog will leave. Talk to the fireman. Find out about Mack. [10]
  39. Go to the firewall and get the piece of charcoal. [5]
  40. Return to the plaque room in the Region of Earth. Flatten the paper (from the game you were mailed.) Put the paper on the plaque. [10] Rub the charcoal on the paper [10] and then read the paper. [5]
  41. Return to the Lava lake with the fireman. Put the flower (flour) and the firewater (whiskey) into the morter. Grind them with the pestle and put it in the oven until golden brown. Get the pestle and recieve the cracker [10]. The fireman leaves. [10] Convince the fire gangster to leave. [3]
  42. Go to the firewall, light the cracker [3] and use it on the firewall [2]. The cracker will explode and put out the fire. [10]
  43. Go to the hole and use the grapling hook to get out. [5]

    Scene VI: The Region of Water (62/455) --------------------------------------

    vTB WR-LR^

    CP Com-Pewter
    CR Crossroads
    LR Livingroom
    PN Peninsula
    TB Troll Bridge
    WR Workroom

    A violet gem appears in the sword. [2]

  44. Talk to the troll at the bridge. Agree to find his key. [5]
  45. Turn off the water and get the hose from the crossroads. [5]
  46. Enter the Troll's house and go to the workroom. Look in the well. It's the key! Push the blue button. Turn on the faucet. Put the hose in the water [10] and watch it fill the well. [20]. Swim in the water to get the key [10]. Return the key to the troll. [5]
  47. You now have to solve one of three puzzles. The blocks puzzle involves moving blocks around a grid to achieve a certain result. The pentomenoes puzzle requires you to fill one of 5 grids with the 12 pentamenoes. The matchsticks puzzle requires you to move matchsticks to achieve a given number of squares. Here are the solutions to the first three matchstick problems:

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    - - - - -
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    - - -

  48. Solve the puzzles. [5] Leave his house and go to the path. All routes will be blocked except the 'short cut' to Com-Pewter's Lair.
  49. A large aquamarine gem appears on the sword.

    Scene VII: Com-Pewter (55/510) ------------------------------


    CE Cave Entrance
    CP Com-Pewter
    CR Crossroads (from Region of Water)

  50. Walk up to the cave. Listen to Nada's warning about the Com-Pewter. [5]
  51. Enter his lair. Agree to play his game. To win a question, select a letter from the tray which when added to the given word and re-shuffled will spell the answer to the clue. All of the answers can be looked up in the Xanth Com-pendium.

    Round 1: REAPS + 'S' = SPEARS [3]
    SEAT + 'D' = DATES [3]
    CANES + 'P' = PECANS [3]
    REST + 'E' = STEER [3]
    MAIL + 'A' = LAMIA [3]
    Round 2: SOME + 'O' = MOOSE [3]
    OCRA + 'B' = COBRA [3]
    SEAL + 'F' = FLEAS [3]
    PAINTS + 'E' = PANTIES [3]
    GLEANS + 'T' = TANGLES [10]

  52. To complete the last word, place the golf tee in the chamber, not one of the tiles.
  53. Com-Pewter will now force the player to resign.
  54. Talk with Grundy. He has a virus. After a while, he will tell you that Com-Pewter unfairly kicked you out of the game and you will be placed back in his lair. You must still defeat Com-Pewter. You catch Grundy's virus.
  55. Give the virus to Com-Pewter. [10] Escape from Com-Pewter's Lair. [3]

    Scene VIII: Valley (146/656) ----------------------------

    ST^ vST^ vST^ vST
    / \
    CF-IS GY
    \ /

    CF Cottage Front
    GP To the Gap
    GY Geyser
    IS Inside Cottage
    MB Mountain Base
    MP Mountain Path
    OH Ogress' Home
    ST Staircase

  56. Enter the cottage you see before you. Talk to the old woman. Agree to help her become pretty. [5] Get the Wind Sock [7]
  57. Head toward the an Ogress' Home. Agree to help her get uglier. [10]
  58. Head toward the ogre boy playing. Cover the geyser with the wind sock. The boy will thank you. [12]
  59. Return to the cottage. Attach the wheel to the cart. [12] Push the cart. [10] Get the sail under the cart. [5]
  60. Go to the mountain path and get the windbag. [7]
  61. Go to the cave. Attach the sail to the boat. [5] Remove the line. [5] Open the windbag. [13]
  62. Answer the riddles given by the guard:
    1) Error 6) Windbag
    2) Airedale 7) Airplane
    3) Window 8) Airbag
    4) Air Conditioning 9) Windmill
    5) Errand 10) Breeze [7]
  63. Go to the top of the stairs and get the 'mountain closed' sign. [8]
  64. Return to the cottage and give the sign to the old lady. [20]
  65. Give the potion to the Ogress to make her more ugly. [20]

    Scene IX: The Gap (59/715) --------------------------

    YK ^GP
    OH SN
    \ /

    DF Deerfly before the gap
    EG Edge of the gap
    GP Gap
    OH Ogress' house from the valley
    SN Snake before the gap
    YK Yak before the gap

  66. A large purple gem appears on the sword. [4]
  67. Head toward the gap edge, talking to all the animals in your way. [10] Nada will refuse to enter the gap. Jenny, Kim, and Sammy Cat will wander by. Agree to Jenny's plan to switch companions. [5]
  68. Talk to Cumulo Fracto Nimbus, five times, enraging him, until he dumps a snowstorm onto the dragon. [6 each] Che resuces you in the nick of time. [10]

    Scene X: Humphry's Castle (125/840) -----------------------------------

    ME----------MW SW-TN^
    \ /
    \\ FD //
    \ |/

    DB Drawbridge
    DR Drain
    FD Front Door
    GA Gate
    ME Moat east
    MW Moat west
    SW Switches
    TN Tunnel

  69. Che drops you off outside the castle. [15]
  70. Have Sammy find the best way through the gate. Look for a loose stone near where Sammy petted the wall. Push the stone [8] and flip the switch. [5]
  71. Get in front of the drawbridge and Draw the Bridge on the path. Do this for the left [4], right [4], and middle [4], section of the drawbridge.
  72. Go to the front door and talk to the eye. Talk twice. Listen to the key phrase 'For one to...' --> 412
  73. Go to the east moat and catch the cricket with the glass jar. [10] The dragon will go to sleep.
  74. Go to the west moat and climb over the dragon. [10] Get the Loc Pic. Open the drain with the crowbar. [10] Go down. [5]
  75. Go to the platform with the switches. [5] Flip switches 4, 1, and 2. [15]
  76. Talk to the magician. [15] Use the gourd. [15]

    Scene XI: Inside the Gourd (150/990) ------------------------------------

    vCD AA
    \ |
    FR ST LI
    / |
    GO ^CE

    AA Attic Access
    AT Attic
    CD Cellar door
    CE Cellar
    FR Front of the house
    GO Entrance to the gourd
    LI Library
    ST Stairs

  77. Go to the cellar door. [5] Unlock the lock with the Loc Pic. [10] Open the cellar and go down. [5]
  78. Look (in the dark) for and get a key [10] and twine [10]. Unlock the door. [10] Open the door and go through it.
  79. Go up the stairs. Didn't work, did it? Tie the twine to the lever. [15]
  80. Push the red button. You'll fall down to the library. Get the pills [5]. Read the book on the mantle of the fireplace. [15] You're back at the stairs.
  81. Use the pain-be-gone on the glass pane. [10] Get the cane. [10]
  82. At the attic access, use the cane to lower the attic stairs. [15] Go into the attic.
  83. A large red gem appears in the sword. [5]
  84. Throw the sword at the prize. [25]

    Scene XII: Back Home (0/990) ----------------------------

    (map located in Scene I)

  85. Turn off the computer. Answer the phone.

    Scoring Summary ---------------

    Pts Tot Action
    Scene I: Earth
    5 5 Read Pia's letter
    15 20 Agree to Ed's dare
    2 22 Get the package
    9 31 Turn on the computer
    Scene II: Isthmus Village
    9 40 Nada picks correct door.
    5 45 Agree to get rid of the censor-ship
    8 53 Get anchor and rope
    10 63 Get log from jam
    9 72 Turn log into board
    15 87 Put board on boulder
    8 95 Nada hits board with tail
    7 102 Get pail
    12 114 Get past screening door
    3 117 Get the tee
    2 119 Get the egg
    8 127 Get the recipie from Fairy Nuff
    5 132 Get buttercup
    3 135 Empty buttercup
    8 143 Catch firefly with buttercup
    25 168 Mix recipie
    1 169 Get lamp cover
    1 170 Get lamp cover
    15 185 Douse Censors
    15 200 Douse Censors
    Scene III: The Void
    5 205 Enter the Void
    10 215 Door remains solid
    3 218 Open the door
    2 220 Enter the door
    Scene IV: Region of Earth
    10 230 Ignoring Metria
    10 240 Getting homing device
    12 252 Release Nada
    5 257 Look in mirror
    2 259 Get pestle
    5 264 Use the metal plate
    3 267 Get mortar
    8 275 Get a jar
    7 282 Get Blue Agony Moss
    8 290 Use moss on Ironwood tree
    Scene V: The Region of Fire
    5 295 Blue Gem in sword
    15 310 Put mustard on bun
    10 320 Talk to fireman about Mack
    5 325 Get charcoal
    10 335 Put paper on plaque
    10 345 Rub charcoal on paper
    5 350 Read paper
    10 360 Get cracker
    10 370 Get rid of fireman
    3 373 Get rid of gangster
    3 376 Light cracker
    2 378 Put cracker in firewall.
    10 388 Firewall is extinguished
    5 393 Use grappling hook
    Scene VI: The Region of Water
    2 395 Voilet gem appears in sword
    5 400 Agree to find Troll's Key
    5 405 Get hose
    10 415 Put hose in water
    20 435 Fill well
    10 445 Swim and get the key
    5 450 Give key to troll
    5 455 Solve troll's puzzle
    Scene VII: Com-Pewter
    5 460 Listen to Nada warning
    3 463 Answer 1st Riddle
    3 466 Answer 2nd Riddle
    3 469 Answer 3rd Riddle
    3 472 Answer 4th Riddle
    3 475 Answer 5th Riddle
    3 478 Answer 6th Riddle
    3 481 Answer 7th Riddle
    3 484 Answer 8th Riddle
    3 487 Answer 9th Riddle
    10 497 Answer 10th Riddle
    10 507 Give Com-Pewter a virus
    3 510 Leave Pewter's lair
    Scene VIII: Valley
    5 515 Help lady become pretty
    7 522 Get Wind Sock
    10 532 Help ogress become uglier
    12 544 Use wind sock on geyser
    12 556 Attack wheel to cart
    10 566 Push cart
    5 571 Get sail under cart
    7 578 Get windbag
    5 583 Attack sail to boat
    5 588 Remove line
    13 601 Open windbag
    7 608 Answer Riddles
    8 616 Get Sign
    20 636 Give sign to old lady
    20 656 Give potion to ogress
    Scene IX: The Gap
    4 660 Purple gem appears on sword
    10 670 Arrive at the gap edge
    5 675 Switch companions
    6 681 Taunt Cumulo Fracto Nimbus
    6 687 Taunt Cumulo Fracto Nimbus
    6 693 Taunt Cumulo Fracto Nimbus
    6 699 Taunt Cumulo Fracto Nimbus
    6 705 Taunt Cumulo Fracto Nimbus
    10 715 Che rescues you.
    Scene X: Humphry's Castle
    15 730 Arrive at the castle
    8 738 Push the secret stone
    5 743 Flip the switch
    4 747 Draw left third of drawbridge
    4 751 Draw center third of drawbridge
    4 755 Draw right third of drawbridge
    10 765 Catch cricket
    10 775 Climb over dragon
    10 785 Open drain cover
    5 790 Descend into the drain
    5 795 Go to the platform with the switches
    15 810 Flip switches 4, 1, and 2
    15 825 Talk to Humphry
    15 840 Use a hypnogourd
    Scene XI: Inside the Gourd
    5 845 Go to the cellar door
    10 855 Unlock cellar lock
    5 860 Enter cellar
    10 870 Get key
    10 880 Get twine
    10 890 Unlock the door
    15 905 Tie twine to lever
    5 910 Get pills
    15 925 Pull book on mantle
    10 935 Use pills on pane
    10 945 Get cane
    15 960 Use cane on attic stairs
    5 965 Gem appears on sword
    25 990 Throw sword at prize
    Scoring by Scenes:
    31 31 Earth
    169 200 Isthmus Village
    20 220 The Void
    70 290 The Region of Earth
    103 393 The Region of Fire
    62 455 The Region of Water
    55 510 Com-Pewter
    146 651 Valley
    59 715 The Gap
    125 840 Humphry's Castle
    150 990 Inside the Gourd
    10 1000 ???


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