I’m stuck at about 7 points. Here are the ingredients I have so far:
a red chrysanthemum cookie
a mason jar full of strawberry jam
a sugar plum
a cinnamon stick
an orange jelly bean
My current paths forward are:
The vending machine and the portal.
I thought I could shrink the salver with SEHILI to make a coin for the vending machine but cannot. For the portal, I made a list of spell colors and tried pointing all spells colored ROYGBIV at it, but both yellow spells (HIKI and HILI) don’t allow pointing at the portal.
I also found a way to the sea but nothing to do there. Any suggestions on the next step?
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You can break the spells down into component syllables. Think about what each one works on. For instance: BA is for crystal, and the portal is made of crystal. The salver is made of silver, so find the syllable that works on silver (you’re on the right track). You need to construct some spells from the pieces.
In addition to what Amanda said about how magic spells work, you shouldn’t miss the trees for the forest as there are a few ingredients you don’t need magic for that are hidden more or less in plain sight.
Thanks to everyone’s help, I’ve found the following:
a sponge cake
a black marshmallow
some pop rocks
a chocolate egg
I was playing on my work computer during lunch, so I’ll have to stop there till next week. Thanks for the help!
For future direction:
I have a spoon I can shrink and grow but don’t know much else. I can’t interact with the crab shells (can’t take them) and didn’t find the actual carcinization spell. I don’t know how to make the ice cream or crushed cookies palatable (I thought of using BANA to melt cream but didn’t seem to work).
As obviously a good idea as it is in hindsight, I didn’t add a way to make the crushed cookies nor the ice cream palatable. They’re just decoration. Likewise, everything but the marshmallow in Warivald’s lair is just there for flavor.
The big spoon on the other hand will come in handy.
Overall hint: There are 3 parts to the spells: prefixes, middle parts, and suffixes. Look at what each part does.
RE the lake and the water: There is a prefix that reverses spells. I can’t remember which one it is, but you also have a spell that turns water into cream. So reverse that spell. Then you can swim to the island AND collect fresh water.
RE the jam: I think you use the same reverse prefix for the heating spell.
RE the portal: There’s part of a spell that works on crystal.
I am back on the dessert island. Geez, this game is hard. I still have no idea how you worked out the spell naming. I believe I have worked out every combination of syllables to get all the spells (48 spells in eight colours).
Anyway, I have answered my previous 4 questions, have found every location in Andrew Schultz’s map (in another thread) and I now have 13 of the 16 ingredients. I have found a number of useless items that feel like they shouldn’t be useless, so I’m obviously missing something somewhere. I can’t even think what questions to ask to get more hints.
Here are the ingredients that I’ve found:
Orange jelly bean
Red chrysanthemum cookie
The only food-related items that I can find are the gingerbread/oak door and the crab shells. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you. This game has been extremely educational. Of all the ingredients, I hadn’t heard of half of them. I recognised the names of some, but had never seen them. I could guess at others. I assumed these were all fictitious, but I’ve just been doing a bit of Googling and found that they are all real. Strewth.
Thanks for an interesting game. I was really impressed with your engine and would like to know more about it when you get a chance. Have you made it public?