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Into the Soul Palace

Year:  2022

Genre:  Mystery

Links:  Steam

Havsala is a surreal first-person puzzle adventure that lets you explore the Soul Palace constructed by Phryne, a woman so in love with existence that she created an environment in which all of her reincarnations could be remembered forever. There are 21 Steam Achievements, all documented in the walkthrough below. You will need to play the game at least twice to get all achievements.

Phryne

Read the diary on the desk. Open the bottom left desk drawer and take out the raven bribe. Open the small compartment in the left desk leg and take out half of a torn note. Look at the painting on the left wall and take the page of symbols from behind it. Look carefully at the small books in the background of this painting.

Next look at the bookshelf on the left. Read through all of the available books, clicking on the highlighted pages to make notes in your notebook. Click on the hanging plant on the left here, then open the shape and take out 3 long nails. Examine the group of 5 books in the right shelf and rearrange them in the same order as in the painting: green, red, yellow, pink, blue. Take the key that appears. Scroll down and find another raven bribe on the right shelf, then use your key to open the glass cabinet on the left.

Look inside the cabinet to see a grid of 15 tiles and 16 spaces. There are 3 tiles that have line symbols on them (horizontal, vertical and angled). Based on the Pythagoras page in your notebook, these line symbols should be in specific positions:

  • Move the horizontal line symbol to grid position III
  • Move the vertical line symbol to grid position IV
  • Move the angled line symbol to grid position V

Take 3 flowers from the completed puzzle. Look beneath the glass cabinet and pick up the piece of amphora. Back out and now look at the amphora niche on the right of the room. Fix the amphora with the piece you collected. Also pick up another raven bribe. Back out, then turn around to see the other half of the room.

Back of the Room

Examine the shelves on the left and pick up an oil lamp and another raven bribe at the bottom. Open the safe near the top right to find another raven bribe. Back out and examine the stone plaque on the right wall. Drag your 3 flowers here, and they will separate into 6. Now you need to position them correctly in the middle, using the numbers at the bottom right as a guide. You need to rotate the flowers by clicking on their centers. The visible petals should have these colors and numbers (the order in which the flowers is placed is important to get the overlapping correct):

I
II
VI
II
III
IV
I
III
V
VI
V
III
V
VI
I
IV
I
II
VI
II
III
II
VI
III
I
IV
IV
V
V
VI

After the plaque slides away to reveal a stone recess, pick up another raven bribe and a metallic string. Turn around again.

Front of the Room

Approach the lyre on the far wall. Insert the metallic string, so there are now 8 strings. Click on the ear on the left and listen to the melody. If the strings are numbered 1-8 from left to right, the correct order to play them is 134751. There is an achievement for getting this correct on the first attempt Perfect Pitch!.

After the tree appears, turn back and focus on the lyre again. Now don't do anything for 5 minutes You made Orpheus jealous. Turn back around.

Back of the Room

Pick up the crystal apple. Look into the stone recess on the right and place this apple in the hand. Turn around once more.

Front of the Room

Look at the map on the right wall. Set the guides on Croton (based on the page about Phryne from your notebook). Set the year to -0345 (based on the Chronology page in your notebook). Now press the red button. Take the book that is revealed. The correct answer to the question is 6. You will receive a tarot card (1/5) Good bye, Phyrne.

Flavia

Read the diary on the desk, taking the key from inside. While you are here, grab the diary from the previous chapter (top left of the desk) and read it Look back to see ahead. Now use your key to unlock the top left desk drawer and take the shiny gems.

Go over to the bookshelf on the left and read through the new books, clicking on the highlighted pages. Now examine the locked book between them, which has Cybele written in the middle. Drag your shiny gems here, then through trial and error insert 6 into the empty spaces (when one is correct, a symbol will appear on the central gem). From the top, going clockwise, they should be:

  • Inanna
  • Astarte
  • Rhea
  • Demeter
  • Isis
  • Persephone

Now you can open the book to read it. You can move things around on the 2 pages of this book. First take the axe from in front of the woman and give it to the man. Now move the tree so it is within the stone circle on the right. Drag all 6 purple objects onto the tree. Now you can turn the page again.

On these pages, start by giving the bone to the dog It doesn't give a coin, but here's an achievement. Now you need to reveal and click on 6 coins:

  1. Click on the blue bird until it leaves, then take the coin
  2. Click on the large jug on the right until it breaks, then take the coin
  3. Put the apple in the pig's mouth on the right table, then take the coin
  4. Give the chicken leg to the man at the right table
  5. Give the cup to the man in robes near the left table
  6. Use the jug with the man waving his cup around

Turn the page once more. Start here by giving the sun to the lady sitting on a rock, and it will turn into a drum. Now pay attention to the music - she will play 3 different rhythms on the drums, then another of the 3 musicians will respond. After this sequence, you need to click on the appropriate musician as she plays one of those 3 rhythms. Repeat this until the music returns with everyone playing. Close the book and back away from the bookshelf, then turn around.

Back of the Room

Look at the calendar near the top of the left bookshelf. You need to insert your 3 long nails into specific holes here, based on the date at the back of the Cybele book:

  • Next to the Roman numeral for 21 (XXI on the right)
  • Above the ram image corresponding with Aries (top right circle segment)
  • Beneath the image of the Moon Goddess (third from the left)

Take the stone disc that is revealed. Back out and insert this disc into the glowing hole above the tree on the back wall. Now you can enter the tree. Use the oil lamp here to make some light - the best position is on the left. You now need to move the warriors so that their weapons will hit the 4 animals displayed on the amphora you repaired in the previous chapter. Click on the chief at the far left to see the outcome, then adjust again until you hit the correct 4 animals. Once you are successful, pick up the meteorite from the bottom right.

Back out from the tree, and put this meteorite into its slot in the stone recess on the right.

Front of the Room

Look at the map on the right wall. Set the guides on Rome, and set the year to -0160 (both based on the page about Cybele from your notebook). Now press the red button. Take the book that is revealed. The correct answer to the question is Orange. You will receive a tarot card (2/5) Good bye, Flavia.

Ision

Read the diary on the desk, taking the key from inside. Use the key to unlock the top left desk drawer and take the Earth symbol as well as 3 raven bribes.

Go over to the bookshelf on the left and read through the new books, clicking on the highlighted pages. There is also a note to collect from within the Constellations book. Back out and turn around.

Back of the Room

Look up at the ceiling and insert the Earth symbol in the middle, so that a series of rings appear. Rotate the rings so that all the markers are near the bottom central guides (they don't need to be perfect). Slide the moon symbol to the middle and down out of the puzzle to get a moon box. Turn around again.

Front of the Room

Go out to the balcony and click on the raven 20 times Leave the bird alone. Use the moon box so that it opens - take out the key. Go back inside and look at the desk. Use your key in the lock on the top of the desk near the diary. Turn the key, then read the note and take the thingy. Go over to the map on the right wall, and attach the thingy to the connector at the bottom right. Click on it again and you will remove the time device. Now click on the middle of the bottom section of the map and take out the other half of a torn note you found earlier. Examine this in your inventory, then click on the symbol to the left to combine the two halves.

Back of the Room

Look at the safe in the shelves on the left and insert the time device. Set the year to +1932 (based on the note from the top of the desk). Press the red button, then take the telescope from the opened safe. Back out and insert the moon box into the new glowing hole above the tree on the back wall.

Front of the Room

Head out to the balcony once more and use the telescope on the stand here. Now follow the instructions on only the left half of the note in your inventory:

  1. Look through the telescope and focus on Ursa Major (set the horizontal slider to the 4th marker from the right, and the vertical slider to the middle).
  2. Back out and rotate the headpiece on the telescope to show the brown Uranus symbol at the top.
  3. Depress the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 6th lenses.
  4. Look through the telescope again You've been tricked! Hehe.

Reset the lenses by pressing the button next to them. Now follow the instructions using both halves of the note in your inventory:

  1. Reset the lenses by pressing the button next to them.
  2. Look through the telescope and focus on Orion (set the horizontal slider to the 6th marker from the right, and the vertical slider to the 5th marker from the top).
  3. Back out and rotate the headpiece on the telescope to show the purple Neptune symbol at the top.
  4. Depress the 2nd and 5th lenses.
  5. Look through the telescope again and take the Neptune symbol.
  6. Reset the lenses by pressing the button next to them.
  7. Look through the telescope and focus on Pisces (set the horizontal slider to the 4th marker from the left, and the vertical slider to the 8th marker from the bottom).
  8. Back out and rotate the headpiece on the telescope to show the brown Uranus symbol at the top.
  9. Depress the 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th lenses.
  10. Look through the telescope again and take the Uranus symbol.

Go back inside and turn around.

Back of the Room

Look up at the ceiling and insert the Neptune symbol and Uranus symbol. Now move all the symbols so they are correctly positioned:

  • Sun symbol to the very center
  • Mercury to the marker on the 1st ring
  • Venus to the marker on the 2nd ring
  • Earth to the marker on the 3rd ring
  • Mars to the marker on the 4th ring
  • Jupiter to the marker on the 5th ring
  • Saturn to the marker on the 6th ring
  • Uranus to the marker on the 7th ring
  • Neptune to the marker on the 8th ring

The symbols can be seen on one of the notes in your inventory. Once you are correct, you can take the sun disc. Back out and insert the sun disc into the new glowing hole above the tree on the back wall. Pick up the emerald tablet, then put this into the last hole in the stone recess on the right wall Holy Triology.

Look at the safe in the left shelves and grab the time device from the safe. Back out and turn around.

Front of the Room

Look at the map on the right wall and reattach the time device to the bottom right corner. Set the guides on Alexandria, and set the year to -0415 (both based on the page about Hypatia from your notebook). Now press the red button. Take the book that is revealed. The correct answer to the question is 4. You will receive a tarot card (3/5) Good bye, Ision. You will get another achievement if you got all 3 memory test questions correct Vigilant Engrams.

M

Read the diary pages on the desk, taking the key from between them. Use the key to unlock the bottom right desk drawer and take the colored filters from inside. Go over to the bookshelf on the left and read through the new books. There is an achievement for reading every available book Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life. Back out and look at the map, grabbing the time device once more. Back out and turn around.

Back of the Room

Look at the doors in the top of the shelves to the left and insert your 3 colored filters. Drag them over the holes to see some animals displayed: green swan, blue wolf, and red lion. Take the filters back again. Insert the time device into the safe and set the year to +1471 (based on the Hermetica book from the top shelf on the right). Press the red button, then read through the diary in the opened safe, taking out a tarot card (4/5). Now set the year to +1525 (based on The Witch Trials book from the book shelf on the left). Press the red button, then read through the diary in the opened safe, taking out the final tarot card (5/5) Your dedication has not gone unnoticed. There is another achievement for reading both of these secret diaries Hungry for more stories.

Below the safe, click on the purple book. Read through to the end, then select the Spread option and get a tarot reading Do you believe in fortune-telling?. Repeat this process 3 more times I will not accept my fate!. Back out and turn around again.

Front of the Room

Look at the painting on the far right wall. Drag the colored filters onto the painting, then move each filter over the correct animal to see some numbers:

  • Green Swan: 11
  • Blue Wolf: 13
  • Red Lion: 8

Back out and look at the shelves on the left. Open the lid of the glass cabinet, and you will see 3 colored discs with numbers and some symbols below (through the open lid). Look down to the contents of the cabinet, and slide the 3 symbols over the correct numbers:

  • Move the mercury symbol to grid position VIII
  • Move the sulphur symbol to grid position XI
  • Move the salt symbol to grid position XIII

Take 3 discs from the completed puzzle, then back out and turn around.

Back of the Room

Insert the 3 discs into the 3 glowing holes above the tree on the back wall. Take the 4 colored gems. Look at the doors in the top of the shelves to the left and insert your 4 colored gems. You need to place these in the correct order, based on the number of knots in each of the 4 colored ropes above the lyre. From top to bottom they should be green, white, purple and yellow.

Open the 4 panels and drag in the pieces from the edges of the board, then close each of the 4 panels again. Pick up the brush and the paint. Back out and look at the floor. Use the paint here, then draw the entire symbol on the floor by highlighting each line without releasing the mouse button. Pick up the 4 element discs. Back out and insert these 4 discs into the 4 glowing holes around the tree on the back wall Fellow Soul.

There is an achievement for getting through the game without getting any hints from the raven Do we need this achievement? No one can finish without a hint, right?.

Final Achievements

To get all possible achievements, you will need to play through the game again. This time make sure you do the following:

  • Use at least 5 hints from the raven on the balcony, by giving it at least 5 raven bribes Someone should feed the bird
  • Give wrong answers for every memory test Need b12?
  • Complete the game in one session One night stand