Secrets and Collectibles
This is for secrets, collections to find, and things outside of the main quests that you have to look for.
*Spoilers, spoilers, spoilers*
If you like the exploration and finding things on your own stop reading now. Although some items may be missable, so if you want to make sure you don't miss anything but want the fewest number of spoilers, check this list if you want to progress in an easier way.
- 1 Dark Seeds
- 2 Buried Treasures
- 3 Porn
- 4 Codes
- 5 Strange Notes
- 6 Easter Eggs
- 7 Other Secrets
- 8 References
Dark Seeds are a series of Key Items that can be found throughout the game. Dark Seeds are missable as some can only be found during quests.
Dark Seeds can be given to the Creepy Guy in the Slums building with a save point sign and a crossed rod/staff sign. You receive a reward for every 5 Seeds you give him. See the Dark Seeds article for details.
In several locations there are buried treasures that can be dug up. If you have the Shovel in your inventory, and if you are standing at the exact location you can dig them up. See the Buried Treasures article for details.
Like Dark Seeds, the location of Porno Mags and Erotic Novels will not be in the quest walkthrough but instead the number to be found. Porno Mags are worth +1 Satisfaction each, and Erotic Novels are worth +3 Satisfaction if you finish it. See the Porn items article for details.
In the game, there are secret codes that can be used to get certain bonuses. These codes can be inputted either at the Naming Menu at the beginning of the game, or at the red switch inside the Manor Study.
- h9UeCK - One free Mid-Potion
- p58Tkr - One free Essential Salts
- KcQQrK - One free Potion of Resist Cold
- f9p6QTn - One free Scroll of Fireball
- XHgw5T - One free Clockwork Amusemente
- 3RMwgHYV - Item King (One per game)
- One requires contributing to the Wiki.
- A code can be received at the end of the game Dungeon Assault. Said code gives a free t-shirt. (no longer works as of 0.39.8 as the naming field is too short) (someone should of thought that through)
- A code can be received after finishing the first assignment (get to the end of the demo) of the game Ether Count. Said code can only be used on the Naming Screen and will give you the Ether Battery, a reusable item that gives 100 mana once a day.
Name Screen Codes (did not work since version 0.39.8 as the naming field was too short, until 0.43.3 (perhaps earlier) when the naming field expanded to 10 spaces)
- ad7PSRkWDe - Gives enough EXP to raise by 50 levels the Hero, Felix, and any party member recruited after the code is used. Until level 99.
- UUDDLRLRBA - Gives 30 Resurrection Potions.
Red Switch Codes
The following codes can only be entered at the red switch, not at the Naming Menu:
- Rule63 - Allows you to access the April Fools sex scene
- JuFJrY - Allows you to access the first Patreon backer custom sex scene
- JuFJrY1- adds a scene to the replay menu and makes it a random end quest H-scene
- Bwjfnc - Allows you to access the second Patreon backer custom sex scene
- Bwjfnc2 - adds a scene to the replay menu and makes it a random end quest H-scene
Naming Bonuses, ingame bonuses that you get for giving your hero certain names that references games, TV shows and comics
- Aeducan (House Aeducan from Dragon Age game series) - Gives 1 Proving Helm.
- Cartman (one of the main characters from South Park TV show) - +180 HP, -10 AGI
- Larry (main character from the Leisure Suit Larry games) - Gives 1 Leisure Suit.
- Mario (main character from the Mario game franchise) - Gives three Mushrooms and a Scroll of Fireball.
- Shepard (main character from the first 3 Mass Effect games) - Gives a Markerlight Combat Item.
- Stark (Tony Stark from Iron Man as well as House Stark from Game of Thrones.) - Gives the Mask Of Iron Man headgear and Cerulean a Dire Wolf follower
Eight Strange Notes that can be found in the game. They hint at something dark and potentially terrifying. Finding all of them might be either really good or really bad. They just might be related to the thing that keeps watching you.
- One is on the floor in a hovel in the Northmarket Slums.
- One is on the wall of a building in the Bitter Marsh (prior to v36, this note was found at the Abandoned Border Fort instead).
- One is in a dead end of the Darkness Gate maze during Are You Afraid of the Dark (prior to v36 this note was found at the Abandoned Farm).
- In the Theater Office in Westcastle during The Virgin Gynocides.
- In the first mausoleum Graveyard area of Looking for a Cure.
- In a mirror in hotel room 13 F1 on the island where you have your vacation.
- At an abandoned campsite in the West Feywoods.
- On the first floor of the southern townhouse in the Northmarket Wealthy District (Can only be collected if the player has the other seven notes).
So the game is chock full of references thought a list of them would be interesting and highlight some of the wonderful work that has gone into the game.
- If you look there is a recurring Pokemon reference. Hint: Gen1. It is a sacred number.
- 151 Girls/Pokemon: This one should be a little obvious and when asked on the forum where the game came from NoMoshing related a story about saying "well you know girls are like pokemon Gotta Catch 'em All!" 151 is of course the number of the original Pokemon, so a harem of 151 girls ... you can say you have caught them all! (Now being able to put them in balls might be a little difficult).
- A second Pokemon reference can be found in Ain't no party like a search party. When you find the dwarf with the broken leg our hero says "Felix/Healbot I choose you!" A direct reference to calling out a Pokemon before a battle.
- The four Deity Spirits of Sunnyshore Island (Tapu Waifu, Tapu Bara, Tapu Yande, and Tapu Futa) are a reference to the four Guardian Tapu Pokemon from Sun and Moon. The latter half of their names will be familiar to those who know their hentai subgenres.
- Dungeons and Dragons
- A serving girl in Bitch's Sixth Tit says she needs a drink just to get through the day and the hero answers, "What are you, a dwarf?" This refers to Dwarf Fortress dwarves, who all "need alcohol to get through the working day."
- The gift shop at the west side of your manor is an Easter Egg for the game Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale. The person you invest with is the fairy (Tear) and the shopkeeper (Recette) is the main character you control in that game. Now apparently more grown up. Darn that there was no quest to add her to the harem. Yet.
- The code 06:10:50 (that can used in various stopped clocks around ) is a reference to the Final Fantasy franchise.
- Apple Kid and Orange Kid are named after the Apple Kid and Orange Kid in Earthbound. (Mother 2)
- PK (psychokinesis) Thrust and PK Rockin' are both references to the Mother/Earthbound series. PK "Thrust" isn't a PK move that's in the series, but "PK Rockin'" is. (It's the default name for your "favorite thing" in Earthbound.)
- In the love quest "A Debt to Pay", the five guardians reference Earthbound. Each of them say (in some way) that they are the third strongest of them all (the 5 moles in the desert mine).
- During bonus boss #3 the text "Cannot grasp the true form of It's attack" is a reference to the boss battle with Giygas.
- The Book of Hax Item from Easy Mode has a Reference to Chrono Trigger when used.
- Use a shovel on cobblestone is a reference to Wurm Online.
- Hellcow Helmet : the description reads that it is a helmet made from the leather of legendary hell cows. This is a reference to the secret cow level in Diablo II called Bovine Hell which is filled with Cows of extreme difficulty wielding two-handed weapons.
- Faith's Bastion - Exterior has an Old Man caretaker who you can ask "What's a paladin?", a reference to Ultima 9's infamous scene where the Avatar asks the same question.
- Fallout - The "Check Out My Package" quest has you deliver a "Vault Boy wristwatch", a reference to the iconic mascot from the Fallout series.
- Ar Tonelico- The Machine Angel in Stranger Things sings in Hymnos the magical language in Ar Tonelico in order to destroy the area once you defeat her.
- Commander Keen - In Southport Docks District on sunny days a man next to the fish seller says she sells a "dope fish" with a followup from Hero calling him a keen commander. This is a blatant reference to the Dope Fish from the Commander Keen series, specifically Episode 4: Secret of the Oracle.
- Quest For Glory - Multiple references exist. One such is during the Quest for the Cure quest, in which a gravestone lists the series timeline minus the fifth game, Dragonfire, which was widely panned as being nothing like the previous four games in the series, and is frequently considered non-canon by long-time fans.
- Stranger Things - MTG reference in two different locations "Terramorphic expanse" and "Evolving wilds"; both are lands card that become a different kind of land.
- In Eastfort, next to the bank, there will be a man selling illegal drugs standing there. When you talk to him he'll start by saying, "Hey, it's a secret to everyone. Now, whaddya want?" Which is a reference to the poorly translated phrase, "It's a secret to everybody" used in just about every official "The Legend Of Zelda" game
- When on the mission to get the students back into class a Breaking Bad reference can be heard in the Delinquent hideout.
- During Stuck in the Middle with You after the clown the escapes from battle the 4th time upon exiting battle a futurama reference is made when the clown goes "woowoowoo" its the sound that zoidberg makes when running away.
- The trash Item "Tiamat Coin" is a reference to the TV series Supernatural Season 4 Episode 8 "Wishful Thinking" which is about an Ancient Cursed Babylonian Coin which when thrown into a well makes every wish from a coin thrown into the well thereafter come true with chaotic results. the Coin's in-game description reads "not for throwing in wells".
- Chimei got a dialog line where she makes the hero believe she speaks common, only to say "No, not really. I only know that phrase and this phrase explaining that last one." This is a reference to a scene from Family Guy.
- One of the sailors aboard the Sea Cucumber says 'Ausland is a magical place', which may be a reference to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
- The Potion of Greyskull's Item Description is a reference to the television and comic-book series "He-Man," where He-Man's Battle-Cry to transform is, "By the Power of Greyskull, I have the power!"
- In Hell's library, there is a book entitled "To Serve Man." This is a direct reference to The Twilight Zone episode of the same name.
- Pulp Fiction reference, During the Elf Half empty quest when you invade the magitech factory and free prisoners of the order of round, one of the dwarfs when freed gives you his Great Grandfather's old strapless gold war watch (added as "gold watch" in the trash section of the inventory) which he smuggled in, the hero mentions that the watch stinks. this is a reference to the Grandfather's P.O.W. watch scene from the movie Pulp Fiction. (Watch stinks cause he smuggled it in his bum)
- Monthy Python and the holy grail.
- The nun beside the church selling holy hand grenades which might be a reference to the Holy hand grenade of Antioch.
- The sheep in the westcastle bakery selling Elderberry Pie the description of which says "Smells like your mother's" referring to the famous french taunting line "your father was a hamster and your mother smelled of elderberries".
- A reference to the ending scenes of the movie SE7EN (Seven) where the player says when opening a gift box is the same line said by Brad Pitts character "What's in the box. What's in the box."
- In the Mist Apiary, "No, not the bees!" refers to Nic Cage's scene in The Wicker Man.
- Larelle's introduction features a reference to the Sam Raimi horror-comedy Army of Darkness, where a copy of the Necronomicon was used in a summoning ritual with the keywords "Klaatu Verata Nikto." The use of that phrase in Army of Darkness was itself a shout-out to the 1951 sci-fi film The Day the Earth Stood Still, which featured the alien Klaatu, who used the phrase "Klaatu Berada Nikto."
- Disney's Cinderella reference: Talk to the assistant in 'A Stitch for a Dime' clothing store in Westcastle. His rhyme is from the mice's song the Hero also makes a reference about Disney after hearing the song.
- The achievement "Shame on you, Shame on your family" is a reference to Mushu the little dragon from mulan.
- The Genie used to awaken Gargan limits the wishes to no wishing for more wishes and no bringing people back from the dead, similar to the rules the Genie has in Disney's Aladdin.
- The graveyard next to the church in Lumberhill is dedicated entirely to one actor, Sean Bean. More accurately it is the graves of some of the most famous characters that he has played in movies and TV shows, and all characters that have died in the movie/show. Sean Bean has become rather famous not only for his skill, but for the fact that nearly every character he plays, dies.
- The Cook's log in the crew bunk on the Sea Cucumber references a certain famous line from the movie Snakes on a Plane.
- On the second floor of Delish Co. headquarters in west castle. there are 3 NPC employees discussing business cards, this is a reference to a scene in the cult classic movie/book "American Psycho".
- The Christmas Shoes- the second to last child in line at the cannery wants to buy his mom shoes for Christmas.
- Michael Jackson's Thriller during the Night Of The Raping Dead quest.
- At the end of Can't Handle It Cove, Grandmaster Dio's weapon Holy Diver is a reference to the song and album Holy Diver, by the band Dio. This is the source of the 'Rocked' status effect, which is transferred to Fate Ender.
- Bad Kitty's main website's tab name is a reference to Tribute by Tenacious D.
- Diadira's status ("Formerly known as Didi") might a reference to Prince.
- In the Fairyest Of Them All quest, a pixie in the "Fairy Queen's Court" claims to be a Prince, and makes reference to Prince's song Little Red Corvette.
Anime & Visual Novels
- Reference to The World God Only Knows anime "God of Conquest mode" and other quotes
- One of the Main character's default names, Rance, is a reference to the Japanese Eroge (and later adapted into the hentai series Rance Quest) most popular Male Hero ever made, Rance from Alicesoft. There are several references to Rance's series, like a girl from lumberjack village whose says during the raining days: "Rain Rain, Fly Away"
- Another Rance reference is that the Main Character will sometimes refer to his own sexual organ as his "Hyper Weapon", which is the term that Rance uses almost exclusively instead of other euphemisms.
- The travelling merchants Larry and Holly are a reference to the anime Spice and Wolf, starring the traveling merchant Lawrence and the orange haired wolf-girl/deity Holo as they conduct business, with the ultimate goal of returning Holo to her homeland. Holly's love of apples is also a nod to this.
Books & Comics
- The Timeturner is perhaps a reference to the Time turner used by Hermione in the Harry Potter series.
- All opponents in Tournament Fighter II are references to the Evil Exes from Scott Pilgrim vs the World.
- All opponents in Super Tournament Fighter II are references to past and current members of the Marvel superhero team, the Avengers.
- Renfeld is reference to R. M. Renfield, from Dracula. Renfield is also obsessed consuming life forces. Particularly flies, spiders and yes even a kitten. All three things Renfeld also references.
- In Coastburg, the first bottom house has a pile of papers in the corner that say "One fish, Two fish, Red fish, Blue fish" which is a 1960s children's book written by Dr. Seuss.
- In Rurapenthe Tower there is a collection of items mentioned as being held in the vaults. One item is Green April. This is likely a reference to the weapon of the same name featured in the web-comic Tower of God featured on Webtoons.
- The Foxhead Medallion is a reference to Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, where dueteragonist Mat receives an amulet able to nullify applications of the series' magic, turning cold to the touch when it does so.
- The description for the Towel "Don't Panic" is a reference to Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
- Yeon's cosplay scene mentions Doctor Weird and his longtime girlfriend Cleo. These are references to Marvel's Doctor Strange and Clea.
Play on words and puns
- Maid to Order - Pun on Made to Order common manufacturer slogan especially in the 80's.
- Check Out my Package - So yeah package is a term for a man's ummm lets just leave this one here.
- Lord of the Manor - Not really a pun, but a reference to what British lords were often called.
- Delish Candy shop - A play on the word Delicious.
- Send Newts - A play on the popular internet meme "Send Nudes"
Subversion of Tropes
- Rather than being Norse\Germanic (as with the mythology Tolkien based them on) or Scottish (as many of the actors who portray them are), the Dwarves speak French... though they still like sheep. And in one of the funniest moments of the game (YMMH), the entire quest line Na Na Why Don't You Get a Job (and the entire treatment of Orcs in general) is one big subversion - that I am not going to spoil here. Seriously just play it and prepare to laugh.
- Despite the protagonist's constant insistence that he is "Chaotic Neutral" (a reference to the Dungeons & Dragons alignment system), his extreme selfishness, impulsive nature, and blatant disregard for the welfare of others would actually make him "Chaotic Evil".
Slenderman can be seen multiple places throughout the game.
- Inside the cave found near the road that leads to Westcaslte.
- On Giant's Patch atop the cliff with the largest waterfall.
- In Mourningwood, next to the orb found in the middle of the map.
- Upper part of West Feywoods.
- Is a member of the audience during Tournament quests.
The Instant Gratification items from the Satisfaction menu feature several items from other works:
- The Biotic Amp is a reference to the Mass Effect series, where Savant Mark X is a specific brand name.
- The Foxhead Medallion is a reference to the silver foxhead medallion worn my Matrim Cauthon in the fantasy series Wheel of Time. Or alternatively the wolf school medallion from the game series The Witcher.
- The Twin Dragon Rings are a reference to the items of the same name from the PS2 JRPG Shining Tears.
- The Knit Cap is a reference to the Firefly TV series, and it's flavor text references Jayne and Mal. "I aim to misbehave.
The consumable Stat-Up items feature several shout outs to actors from action films:
- Downey's Complex Paste: Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man)
- Jackson's Sweet-Ass Unguent: Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction)
- Li's Enhancing Elixir: Jet Li (Once Upon a Time in China)
- McKellen's Potent Potable: Sir Ian McKellen (Lord of the Rings) (Note: also a Jeopardy reference)
- Stallone's Vital Vitamin: Sylvester Stallone (Rocky/Rambo)
- Chan's Hyperactive Pill: Jackie Chan (Rush Hour/Police Story)
- Willis' Distilled Tonic: Bruce Willis (Die Hard)
Quest Titles Referencing Other Works
- One Is The Loneliest Party: One Is The Loneliest Number, a song by Three Dog Night redone numerous times, for example as part of the X-Files soundtrack.
- Na Na Why Don't You Get A Job: Why Don’t You Get a Job, song by The Offspring that notably includes the “Na Na” part in its lyrics.
- A Forge Too Far: A Bridge Too Far, a book and later film about a failed operation to seize a bridge during WWII. (Thus the game was telling us that our efforts were doomed from the start…)
- Stuck in the Middle With You: Song of the same name by Stealers Wheel, notably including the lyric “Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right…”
- A Manxome Foe: A line from the poem Jabberwock by Lewis Carroll, which includes reference to a dangerous beast called the Bandersnatch.
- Are You Afraid of the Dark: The Nickelodeon anthology series of spooky stories.
- Ain’t No Party Like a Search Party: The song 1,2,3,4 by rap artist Coolio about an unparalleled West Coast Party, which spawned a fairly ubiquitous meme (see also Ain’t No Party Like a Timelord Party)
- The Virgin Gynocides: The Virgin Suicides, a book and later film about the mysterious deaths of several young women. Gynocide meaning “the killing of women.”
- Sacrifices for Algernon: Flowers for Algernon, a short story and later novel and film about experimental and dangerous means being used to increase intelligence, much like making a deal with a demon to help you cheat on tests.
- Dude, Where’s My Sword: Dude, Where’s My Car, a film about two guys looking for an important lost item after a vaguely remembered night of partying.
- Night of the Raping Dead: Night of the Living Dead, George A. Romero’s famous and influential film about a Zombie attack.
- Bewitchy Woman: Witchy Woman, a song by The Eagles about having an encounter with a seductive enchantress, much like the various individuals who tip you off about the quest.
- It Came From Below the Equator: It Came From Outer Space, a 1950s Sci-Fi/Horror film about strange creatures from lands almost as weird as Ausland.
- Hall Monitor from Hell: at the end of the quest, Yeon insult Alina by calling her a "tarty muggle". Muggles is the term used in the Harry Potter universe to designate the non-magic human beings.
- Hero Baker and the Philosopher’s Stone: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.
- Tournament Fighter (and its follow up quests): Likely a reference to the peculiar naming and numbering scheme of the Street Fighter video game series.
- My Little Chimera: My Little Pony, a cartoon series.
- Everyday I’m Smugglin’: Hustlin’, a song by Rick Ross, featuring the lyric “Everyday I’m Hustlin” quite a few times.
- Mister Postman: Please Mister Postman, a 1961 Motown song of the same name by The Marvelettes, about a woman who is eagerly awaiting the delivery of an important letter.
- Mushroom Samba: The title of Episode 17 from the anime series Cowboy Bebop.
- Beyond Good and Devil: Possibly a reference, or perhaps just a shout out, to the PS2 game Beyond Good and Evil.
- Also Sprach Nerys- Also Sprach Zarathustra, a symphonic poem based on the work of philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche that deals with…a whole bunch of complicated issues including the value of putting off earthly pleasures to please one’s gods.
- Story_Quests#Fortress_of_Solitude Fortress of Solitude: Reference to the fictional DC comics character Superman's Fortress also called the Fortress of Solitude, in Most versions/storylines the Fortress is located in the remote Arctic region and mostly made out of blueish Kryptonian Crystals.
- Circle of Strife : Possibly a play on words of the Character Mufasa and his Circle of Life philosophy which he teaches Simba in the Lion King movie, or a reference to the meme circle of strife which is a play on the same philosophy. there's also a song about the whole circle of life in the same movie.
- Stranger Things : A reference to the TV series also titled Stranger things which is about Inter-dimensional monsters, children with psychic powers and drowning the viewers in Nostalgia.
- D'orcest Dungeon/Da Orcest Dungeon : Reference to the rogue like dungeon crawler game titled The Darkest Dungeon.
- Collect twenty slime - (Reference to the quest "A Little Slime goes a long way" in World of Warcraft) when you get Florine's RP to 81 you ask her what happens to all the stuff you give her seems the guild gives adventurers quests to bring back twenty jars of slime ... who knew the guild was running an MMO?
This category is just here because I'm either unsure what the reference is, or which category to place them.
- There are some familiar faces in the crowd during the Westcastle tournaments.
- The clown on the road to Westcastle sells a brew item called "THE KRAKEN". This is most likely a reference to a rum that exists in real life that goes by the same name.
- There's a reference to the internet meme Moon-Moon in the quest "All's Were That Ends Were", where a child is simply referred to as "Moon Moon".
- The item "Rock Candy" has a description that mentions Zu, a fictional animated character that appears in porn parodies of a website by the same name as the item.
- At final of Golem To Be Awesome you interact with relic technology named 'Mental Splice Directive Operation System (MS:DOS)'. Obviously it's a reference to Microsoft.
- In Rurapenthe Tower on the archival floor SCP-013 aka BLUE LADY cigarettes can be found sitting In shelf A6
Other random things you might come across will be found here, general looting of bookshelves and boxes is expected from a RPG hero so won't be found here, just the out of the way things you might have missed.
- If you've gotten Therese you can now go past the nuns in the Northmarket church to enter the cloister but all you can do here is get three free nun panties (have fun with those pervs ;D)
- If you invest in the sausage lady in Northmarket slums and talk to one of the dogs near the time building in the slums He will say he is the god of dogs and he'll give you a dog collar accessory.
- In the Northmarket-slums you will find a house on top of the trophy trader which will give you a ripped note that leads to you being able to find 2 rubies south of the well in lumbermill.
- Stopped Clocks - If you find a clock that has stopped, set it to 06-10-50 to get an Elixir. A clock can be found in Elvo's House and another in the Eastfort Clock Shop.
- This is a reference to Final Fantasy 6 where in the town of Zozo there is a quest to set the hands of a stopped clock to 06-10-50 which ends up getting you a chainsaw one of Edgar's strongest tools.
- Mirrors: check your appearance in other people's bathrooms can involve you in unexpected fights (Elvo's house).
- Naming the Hero certain names can give you special starting items or stat changes.
- If you meet a young girl in the Northmarket Townhouse and say "yes" to her advances... let's just say you deserve what's coming to you.
- While exploring the world you may notice something keeping an eye on you. Pray that it takes its time coming for you.
- When you enter the Haunted Woods in Lumberhill stand in the nook a step north and just right of the wooden barricades.
- You can see it again if you stand in the top right corner of the Cliff Face in Giant's Path along the northern edge of the map.
- During matches in the arena you may see it on your side as you exit
- You can also find it inside a cave west and slightly north of Natsumi Ranch.
- In the West Feywoods, at the right side of the pond if you look up at the cliff.
- When attending Diadiras concert he can be found amongst the crowds to the lower right.
- The meat of the tasty sausage can be deduced from the sudden change in the Northmarket slums after investing in the sausage lady.
- One should pay respect to the people who made the game possible, it might even reward you if you do.
- If you use the New Game + feature, your character sprite will switch to a random adventurer on occasion.
- The one behind the bar in the guild during your squire party.
If you go after everything like I try to do then you will eventually have to take on rattus Maximus in the sewer next to your mansion. If you are having trouble getting past his regeneration there is a very simple solution. If you use poison it not only takes his regeneration but also kills him for the same amount he would be healing. I hope this info will help.
- Putting a code in the Naming Menu does not make the Hero's name the code.
- It helps to send me a message on my wall or in the forums in case I miss your posts - DK2
- still works on the red switch.
- Only works in the Naming Menu
- The infamous Konami Code