THE PERILS OF ROSELLA
THIS IS NOT A HINT FILE, BUT A DETAILED LIST OF INSTRUCTIONS!
READING THIS FILE WILL REVEAL ALL SOLUTIONS
AND MAY SPOIL YOUR FUN WITH KQIV!!
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(i.e.: Mother, Brother, Wife etc.) READ THIS FILE SO THAT THEY MAY
SUPPLY YOU WITH CLUES AS NEEDED!!
N MAP OF TAMIR
C ] BEACH MEADOW POOL OGRE'S BACK OF WITCHES
E ] HOUSE HOUSE CAVE
A ] DEADLY
N ] TREES
] FISHERMAN'S BACK OF WOODS CLEARING DEADLY DEADLY
] HOUSE HOUSE BIG ROCK TREES TREES
] BEACH MEADOW FROG POND WEST HAUNTED E.GRAVES
] W/ STUMP GRAVES HOUSE CRYPT
] BEACH MEADOW BRIDGE DWARVES RIVER WATERFALL
] CLIFFS RIVER HOUSE CAVE
] BEACH RIVER WOODS DIAMOND PINES PATH TO
] RIVER TREES MINE DIRT LOLOTTE
After your speedy arrival in Tamir and Genesta's hasty departure,
you walk EAST. Keep your eyes peeled for a robin pulling a worm from
the ground, you could see it anytime when you do scare of the bird and
"GET THE WORM". If you miss your chance, restore the game and be
Continue EAST for two screens, past the river and thin trees to
the more heavily wooded area. From here go SOUTH until you get to a
lovely pool. Wait here a while, and who should happen by? It's Cupid!
You run to greet the little creature, but he is frightened and flies
off, forgetting to take his bow. So you go and "GET THE BOW".
From here walk SOUTH into a wooded area with a big rock. Continue
South and you are by a lily covered pond with a little frog. You would
like to get your hands on the little guy, but no luck. Go SOUTH
another screen and you are again at the river, this time by a small
bridge. But what's that? There's something shiny under this bridge! So
you "LOOK UNDER BRIDGE" and lo and behold! It's a golden ball!
You haven't the foggiest idea what this ball is good for, so you
decide to go NORTH to the pond and ask froggie. He doesn't speak good
English though. So you take a really wild guess (I did) and "THROW
BALL IN POND". Well what do you know! This frog is a retriever! He
deposits the gold ball at the other side of the pond. You walk over to
him and instead of retrieving the ball just yet, first you "PICK UP
FROG". Remember that old fairy tale? You guessed it! "KISS THE FROG",
and poof, it's a snobby prince. Well at least he gave you his crown!
Don't forget to "GET THE BALL" before you move on.
You walk EAST into a graveyard, you might want to read a few
tombstones but it can wait until later, when it gets dark (hehe). It's
a bit creepy here so you go SOUTH and find a funny looking house on
the river. The door is open so you go in and have a look around this
messy place. Who could stand to be in such a pig sty? Certainly not a
princess! So you "CLEAN UP", and make things nice and tidy.
Well, no sooner than things are nice and neat, the occupants
return. You sit down for a hearty repast and engage in a little idle
chit-chat until the Dwarves return to work. They all file out, and you
"CLEAN UP" again but what's this? You "LOOK AT TABLE" and see a blue
pouch. You "GET POUCH" and "LOOK IN POUCH" discovering a small fortune
in diamonds. After a moment of reflection you decide that honesty is
the best policy.
You walk "SOUTH" and find a cave. Go inside and find the head
dwarf at the back of the cave. "GIVE THE POUCH" to the dwarf or at
least try. He's so impressed with your honesty that he lets you keep
the bag and throws in a lantern to boot!
If you haven't found the worm yet, go EAST one screen to the dirt
patch that has a couple of pine trees. The bird is found often around
here. In any case, from here go NORTH two screens until you get to the
"OPEN THE DOOR", you might want to take a look around, but the
important room for now is on your left as you enter. "LOOK AT THE
BOOKS". Do you like Shakespeare? Well it's all you can get. "TAKE THE
"LOOK AT THE PICTURE" of the man which hangs on the wall.
Hmmm.... better "LOOK AT THE WALL". Aha! You found a latch. "PULL THE
LATCH" and walk through the secret door. "GET THE SHOVEL" next to the
doorway, and forget about the stairs for now, unless you're very
curious. Save your game if you are; those stairs are treacherous!
Well now that you have this stuff, what are you gonna do? Leave
the house and go EAST and you're in another graveyard; this one has a
crypt, but the door is locked.
Go SOUTH one screen and there's a lovely waterfall. You try to
get to it but the water pushes you back. You get out of the water and
think "Now what was that frog wearing?" The crown! "WEAR CROWN" and
poof! You're a frog! Now you can swim under the fall, and there's a
cave on the other side. You take a look around and find a board at the
entrance "GET BOARD" and go in. You take a fast look around because
someone is coming, you see a pile of bones and "GET BONE" and get out
of there fast! Through the falls you go.
Well, what now? Go SOUTH one screen and there's a path leading
EAST. You follow it one screen EAST and there's Lolotte's castle in
the distance, but two of her goons have spotted you! Well what the
heck, instead of running away you let them catch you and together you
fly to the castle.
This Lolotte is one tough broad! She tosses you in the slammer to
cool your heels. After a while her guards come to get you and return
you to the throne. It seems Lolotte has a job for you, huh?
Once you are returned to Tamir you proceed with the problem of
the Unicorn. You may have seen him in the meadows, but could not get
close. Go back to the meadows and explore for the unicorn, but when
you find him keep your distance. What's that thing you got from Cupid?
Of course, these arrows are special; they shoot love bolts! "SHOOT AN
ARROW AT THE UNICORN" and it seems you've made a friend. You try to
mount the beast, but whoa, you have no bridle.
Make your way to the beach, perhaps you will encounter a minstrel
around here? If you do strike up a conversation with him and he'll
play you a tune. But hey! This is no Andres Segovia (that's spelled
Eddie Van Halen to you youngsters) you've got here! Maybe this guy
should look for another line of work? Why not drop a hint? "GIVE BOOK
TO MAN". Well of course, if you've got no special talents.....be an
actor! And you get that lovely lute in return!
Perhaps during your travels you encountered a little pixie named
Pan, but just couldn't get him to stand still? Next time you see him
"PLAY THE LUTE" and he'll watch you perform. Your musical tastes run
more towards woodwinds than strings, so why not "GIVE LUTE TO PAN". In
return Pan gives you his flute. Now proceed to the fisherman's house.
When you get to his house check the pier to the WEST. If he's
there you can try talking to him but watch out when he gets up or
you'll have to swim back to shore. Follow him into the house and look
around. Bet you could find some use for that pole, especially with
that juicy worm you caught. But what do you have that he might want? A
gift certificate from Van Cleefs?
Oh no! Not those! Diamonds are a girl's best friend, but after
all these people are very needy; and what good are these stones around
here anyway? So you bite the bullet and "GIVE POUCH TO MAN", he oughta
give you the tittle and deed to his house, maybe even some stock in
Sierra-On-Line, but all you get is that lousy pole.
WEST to the pier you go, careful not to fall off the edge. "BAIT
POLE WITH WORM" then "FISH". There's a tug on the line....smoked
salmon perhaps? Nope, just a stinky fish. Keep it, you may get hungry.
You decide to take a "LOOK AT THE OCEAN" but can see nothing at
all. Time for some exploring. Save your game and jump in.
Swim WEST until you reach the island...Genesta's island. Have a
look around, go inside if you like but you can't get any help from
Genesta, she's out of it.
You explore the island a little more and come upon a beautiful
peacock, which sheds a feather. "GET THE FEATHER", you're gonna need
it! And walk back into the surf. BUT SAVE YOUR GAME HERE NOW!!!
You are looking for a whale here, but sometimes you get a shark
instead. It would be a real pity to end up in JAWS 3-D without a saved
game here. Sometimes you get the shark, sometimes you can make it back
to shore. If you return to shore, take a breather and go back in the
water, or restore to your last saved game and try some more.
Eventually the whale appears, stay where you are or swim to him. He'll
First thing you should do in the whale is SAVE GAME!!! Look
around, "GET THE BOTTLE", "OPEN BOTTLE" and "READ NOTE". It's just
some advertising. Go to the right side of the whale's tongue, about a
half inch from the wall of it's mouth. From here you must climb
diagonally up and to the left to a point on the whale's tongue, about
an inch from the top of the tongue and a half-inch from the center,
where there a two taste buds that look like a point and a hyphen.
When you get there Rosella will stand up, (Good place to save
game) and you must continue moving diagonally to the top left, just to
the top of the tongue and to the immediate right of it's centerline.
"TICKLE WHALE WITH FEATHER", if you're told "not here", maneuver a bit
until you're in the middle.
Once you're successful, the whale will regurgi...Ahem..barf you
up. There is a small island to your NORTH. Go there and get a little
closer to the pelican, but don't scare him off. He comes back, so
don't worry. "THROW FISH TO PELICAN" and he leaves you a whistle. But
don't blow it just yet. First you have to find the bridle.
Yes it is here! Though there's nary a clue in the game about it's
location! I know you've dug everywhere for it and couldn't find it,
used every verb in the manual trying to move the boats. Looked in the
wrecks, dug in the wrecks, shook the tree(s), and pulled the hair out
of your head. No doubt many will read this file just for the bridle's
location....well....CALL SIERRA 209-683.. ..........hehehe
Just kidding, save the $$$ on the long distance call or the HINT
B$$K. Go to the boat wreck on the right, stand in the middle of it
(done it a thousand times..eh) and "LOOK AT GROUND". Miraculously,
Rosella stoops down and picks up the bridle. "BLOW WHISTLE"......How's
that for service. Hop into the water and go visit your new pal. "RIDE
DOLPHIN" and you're off and back to shore.
Go back to where you shot the unicorn, he's still there. "PUT
BRIDLE ON UNICORN", go to his left and "RIDE UNICORN". Enjoy the ride
as he carries you back to 'Lolotte's House of Leather'........ "Pain
anyone?". And congrat- ulate yourself on completing your first quest!
"Well some people are never satisfied!" You mutter to yourself as
the goons carry you back to the forest. You begin your quest for the
hen by heading for the ogre's house. It's the one with the yellow
roof. Make sure the ogre or his wife don't see you, though you may
observe the wife bringing home dinner. The best way to get there is to
go WEST two screens to the diamond mine and then go one screen SOUTH.
Have you got that bone from the waterfall cave? You're going to
need it! Go into the house if nobody's outside, the door isn't locked
now. But horrors, there's an angry bulldog charging you. Quickly,
"THROW BONE TO DOG" and go upstairs. "LOOK AROUND" and "GET THE AXE"
you just saw, don't worry about this closet, it has nothing you need.
Go back downstairs, the ogre's wife is cooking dinner in the room
to the right, save your game now if you intend to take a look at her.
But she's not important, so you go to the closet across from the table
and "OPEN THE DOOR". Once inside "LOOK AROUND". Yes that keyhole will
come in handy. Eventually the ogre will come home, when he does "LOOK
THROUGH KEYHOLE" watch him until he falls asleep. SAVE YOUR GAME HERE
and "OPEN DOOR" go to the table and "GET HEN" being careful not to get
too close to the un-jolly giant.
Once you have the hen and are halfway to the door SAVE YOUR GAME,
getting out is tough since the hen always wakes up the ogre and
there's nothing you can do about it.
***ALSO NOTE WELL that this sequence is very hard to complete if
your machine runs slower than 8 Mhz, and you have the version of KQIV
designed for "Turbo" machines. There are 2 versions of this game. One
for fast machines and one for slower ones. Many people with slow
machines and the "fast" version of KQIV have tremendous difficulty
out-running the ogre in this sequence, but it can be done. See your
documentation for information on exchanging disks.
Once you are by the door speed up the game by hitting the + key
many times, it helps! "OPEN THE DOOR", the hen clucks and wakes the
ogre. Run out of the house and down and around the woodpile one screen
EAST, be careful not to get close to the trees. The ogre won't chase
you around the house, but you've got to get past the trees. And you
have just the thing trees hate! "SWING THE AXE" and all the "dead"
trees will fear you from now on.
REMINDER!! SAVE GAME HERE.
From the back of the ogre's house go NORTH one screen to the pine
trees and dirt and then EAST two screens to Lolotte's. Her "biker"
pals come down to give you a ride. Hooray! You finished quest number
We'll she tells you to get Pandora's Box, but doesn't offer any
clues! Gee thanks! So you're back at the path to her castle. Why not
explore some uncharted areas? Now that you are safe from the "Venus
Fly" trees, you can check out the area to the NORTH. Go NORTH to the
waterfall, you stop to ponder the hidden grotto but decide to wait a
bit and proceed NORTH one screen to the graveyard and NORTH again
Well now you can get through here, those trees don't scare you
anymore! Go NORTH again and you are in front of a skull like cave. Go
in but don't get too close to the witches. SAVE GAME NOW! One of them
will come towards you, let her. Pay close attention to the two in the
back. Watch how they pass the eye back and forth. That's the key, you
can grab the eye at the moment they are exchanging it. If you can
avoid the one chasing you. Try to "GET THE EYE" at the proper moment
and if you do they are helpless!
Leave the witches for now. They eye is a powerful bargaining chip
even though it's of no use to you. Let them sit in the "dark" for a
while and think it over. Maybe they have something you could use? Go
back into their cave and they plead for their eye. They throw you a
scarab. "LOOK AT SCARAB", "GET SCARAB". They plead again for the eye.
"THROW EYE TO WITCHES" and you get some points, but don't go any
closer! You've gotten all you need from them.
Go back to the waterfall, and turn yourself into a frog. When you
reach the entrance to the cave, "LIGHT LANTERN" and SAVE GAME! If you
don't have Pan's flute, don't bother with this now, go and make those
trades, then come back. If you have the flute, proceed EAST into the
Beware of the troll it is possible to lose him in the cavern but
difficult. Usually he gets you and you need to restore until you get a
a chance where he doesn't come out. It's sort of like trying to get
swallowed by the whale and avoiding the shark.
From the entrance go SOUTH as many screens as possible until you
get to the SOUTHERNMOST part of the cave. From here go EAST until you
get to a screen where you see a light in the distance. SAVE YOUR
GAME!! There is a chasm ahead, chances are you will fall in a few
times and it was tough getting here in the first place, right? Move
EAST very slowly, you will see the chasm in the glow of your lantern.
"PUT BOARD ACROSS CHASM", if told to "move closer" do so carefully
until you can put the board down.
Once the board is down, get close to the SOUTHERN walls and move
slowly to the EAST across it. Once you make it SAVE GAME! Just in case
you fall in. Go NORTH another screen and proceed EAST out of the cave.
Move EAST to the edge of the water. SAVE GAME AGAIN! There is a
small point of land, with a longer jetty just under it, directly
across from the nearest tuft of grass in the swamp. Move to this point
on the shoreline and "JUMP". If you are told to "just move", you are
not on the right spot. Keep trying to find the right spot. When you
are on it, Rosella will jump onto the tuft. Repeat the "JUMP" command
until you reach the last tuft of grass and are right in front of the
island with the magic tree. "PUT DOWN BOARD" and a cobra springs
awake. "PLAY THE FLUTE" and the snake is charmed. But not for long, so
be quick and cross the board, "GET FRUIT", stay clear of the snake and
cross back. "GET BOARD" and repeat the jump process until you are back
Night has fallen and there's lot's to do if you're going to get
this apple to your father in time, so go back through the cave. SAVE
GAME!! And find the right spot to "PUT BOARD OVER CHASM" and cross
over. Go WEST all the way and then NORTH all the way until you are out
of the cave. Back through the waterfall and into the night air.
Move NORTH one screen and you are in the graveyard with the
crypt. All sorts of things are popping up around here, but with that
scarab they can't touch you! Go WEST to the haunted old house and
Once inside you hear a baby crying upstairs, so up you go to the
bedroom on the left and move WEST into the babies room. The crib rocks
but there's nothing in the room this kid wants. So down the stairs you
go and out of the house. Walk WEST to the graveyard. Good thing you
have that shovel! You "READ THE TOMBSTONE"s while the zombies harass
you, until you find one on the right side all the way in the back,
where a six month old baby is buried. "DIG" and you find a rattle. Go
back to the house, put the rattle in the crib and the crying stops.
But chains start rattling downstairs.
Down the stairs you go and search until you see a ghost. "LOOK AT
THE GHOST", why it's an old 'miser'. Back to the WEST graveyard you
go. Reading the tombstones until you find one that mentions a 'miser',
on the right towards the front. You "DIG" and find a bag of gold
coins. You then return to the house find the ghost and "GIVE COINS TO
GHOST" and it vanishes.
Next you hear crying from upstairs. Go to the bedroom on the left
and a woman appears in a rocking chair. You "LOOK AT GHOST" and find
that she is a lonely ghost. Heartbroken, perhaps?
Off to the WEST graveyard you go. Read the tombstones at the
front to the right of the big tree. You find one that belongs to a
woman who lost her love at sea. "DIG" here and you recover a locket
which you return to the lady ghost.
You hear more wailing downstairs and find another ghost wandering
about below. You "LOOK AT THE GHOST" and see he is the distinguished
"Lord" of the house. The tombstone next to the lady ghost's belongs to
a "Lord" a war hero as a matter of fact. Back to the WEST graveyard
you go, and locate the tombstone that belongs to the man who "served
his country well". "DIG" and you find a Medal of Honor, which you
gladly return to the "Lord of the house".
A boy ghost appears and you follow him upstairs, to the bedroom
on the right. "CLIMB" the ladder to the attic and observe him. "CLIMB"
back down the ladder and go to the graveyard on the EAST side of the
house. His grave is the one on the left in the back. The only one that
belongs to a boy, his name is Willy. You "DIG" and recover a toy
horse, which you return by climbing back up the ladder.
Once he has the toy, the boy ghost vanishes and you can "OPEN
CHEST" and "LOOK IN CHEST". You find a piece of sheet music and take
it with you.
"CLIMB" down the ladder and go downstairs to the secret room in
the library. Walk up the stairs (SAVE GAME! YOU MAY FALL!) and go to
the organ get in front of the bench and "SIT", "PLAY THE SHEET MUSIC".
When you are done a secret drawer opens up, "LOOK IN DRAWER" and "GET
THE KEY". SAVE YOUR GAME and go back downstairs.
Leave the house and go EAST to the crypt. "UNLOCK THE DOOR" and
enter the crypt. "LOOK AROUND", kind of Egyptian isn't it. "GET THE
ROPE" and you discover it's a ladder. "CLIMB DOWN" and don't worry
about the mummy. SAVE YOUR GAME before you go "GET PANDORA'S BOX",
which sits on the floor. This way you can open it and see the ghosts,
they'll kill you but it's worth a look if you enjoyed RAIDERS OF THE
LOST ARK. "CLIMB ROPE" and head back to Lolotte's. The goons will pick
you up when you get to the mountain. Congratulations! You've finished
your third quest!
But Lolotte has a surprise! You're gettin' married in the
mornin'! To a lovely lad with a green complexion. The goons escort you
up to Edgar's room and leave you there. After a while, Edgar comes up
and leaves a rose in your room. "LOOK AT ROSE", there's a gold key
attached! "GET KEY" and "UNLOCK THE DOOR", "OPEN THE DOOR". That
Edgar...what a guy!
SAVE YOUR GAME before heading down the stairs. Be careful not to
wake the sleeping guard at the bottom of the stairs. Go EAST into the
dining room where there is another sleeping goon and two doorways. Go
to the uppermost doorway, don't wake the guard and walk EAST into the
kitchen. "OPEN CABINET" on the right and you've found all your
possessions! "TAKE ALL", SAVE YOUR GAME and walk back out to the WEST.
Without waking the goon go to the lower doorway and EAST into the
throne room. There's another goon here so be stealthy and go to the
stairs to EAST. SAVE YOUR GAME on these stairs, they're a bit tough.
Walk all the way up until you get to the door. This is the door to
Lolotte's bedroom. SAVE YOUR GAME NOW! "UNLOCK DOOR WITH GOLD KEY",
"OPEN DOOR" and quietly enter.
You "LOOK AT LOLOTTE" and see she is sleeping, she's also wearing
Genesta's talisman. If you try to take it she might wake up. But wait,
what about your bow and arrows. So you "SHOOT ARROW AT LOLOTTE" and
bang, the witch is dead. Edgar comes up and sees his mother dead but
he doesn't look too unhappy. He gives you run of the castle! But
first, go to Lolotte and "GET TALISMAN".
You go down the stairs one flight and enter the room to the WEST.
Three goons bow to you as you pass. On your right there is a room, you
get curious and "OPEN DOOR". You've found a closet, in fact both the
hen and Pandora's box are kept here. Pick up these items and go
downstairs and leave the castle.
There's a stable at the entrance to the castle, so you go in and
find the unicorn. Move to the middle of the gate and "OPEN GATE" and
the unicorn runs free, like it should. Exit the stable and SAVE GAME
before heading down the mountain.
But you still have Pandora's box and it's evil, so before you go
to Genesta's go back to the crypt. "CLIMB DOWN THE ROPE" go to the
corner where you found the box and "PUT DOWN BOX". "CLIMB UP ROPE" and
exit the crypt. "LOCK THE DOOR" and you slide the key under it.
Make your way back to the pier and SAVE YOUR GAME. Jump in the
water and swim WEST to Genesta's island. Find her castle, climb the
stairs to her bedroom and "GIVE GENESTA THE TALISMAN".
CONGRATULATIONS YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE FOURTH QUEST !!!