Da Vinci Manuscripts, Ocularis Spiritus, and Zodiac Mode

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You thought Night Mode was difficult? Get ready for the zaniest, wackiest mode of all: Zodiac Mode. Several new collections have appeared in our Manors and our missing Emeralds, Neptunes, and Mercuries now appear as part of these collections! Once again, we will be able to loan them to help our fellow players.

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In order to activate the Zodiac Mode, we must first assemble the Ocularis Spiritus, a device which will allow us to see Zodiac symbols in rooms. In order to assemble the Ocularis Spiritus, the Da Vinci Manuscripts must be found.

Quest 1: “Meeting the Guardian.” Explore the Hallway.

Quest 2: “Friend and Assistant.” Explore the Fortune Telling Room.

After completing Quest 2, you will find the following screen in the Events section to the right of the screen. If you have many events in progress, you may have to scroll down to find it. In the screen capture below, you can see in the bottom right corner, a blue box with a “Z” in it. When you click on the it, the Da Vinci Manuscript screen pops up:

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The following quests tell us how to acquire the Da Vinci Manuscripts:

Quest 3: “The Lost Artifact.” The first of the seven manuscipts will most likely be found in the Hall. It took forever for me to find it. You can buy your way through this quest for 20 diamonds.

Quest 4: “Page from the Manuscript.” This manuscript can be found by exploring with the Will-o-the-Wisp Phenomenon or by banishing it. I paid 20 diamonds because I had not the patience to wait on a Will-o-the-Wisp!

Quest 5: “How Do You Polish Crystal?” You can find this manuscript by trading with the Old Gypsy. You will do a lot of trading! If you need more Gold Horseshoes to trade with the Old Gypsy, change the Hand of Midas artifact collection. Again, you can pay 20 diamonds to be done with it if you wish!

Quest 6: “Search in the Moonlight.” Explore the Library at Night to find the manuscript. (Or buy for 20 diamonds.)

Quest 7: “Snatching Have Snatched the Manuscript.” Catch the Thieving Snatchins to find the manuscript. (Or buy for 20 diamonds.)

Quest 8: “Gone with the Wind.” Find the manuscript by helping friends. This was the easiest to find. I found it by waking helpers on the second visit to a friend.

Quest 9: “The Final Fragment.” Explore the Fortune Telling room in Silhouettes Mode to find the manuscript. This took a while to complete.

Quest 10: “Assembly Manual.” There are 2 parts to this quest: having collected all the Da Vinci Manuscripts and finding the Book of White Magic in the Library. If you have collected all of the manuscripts, by clicking the “Get Rewards” button (as show in the screen capture earlier in this note) your quest will be updated. To obtain the Book of White Magic, you can explore the Library per the quest, explore the Fortune Telling room (the book is on the list of items that can be found in that room), or borrow it from a friend. I received it by putting it on my wishlist.

Upon completion of Quest 10, a new set of quests will pop up and when you click on the blue Zodiac Events tab, the following Mystical Zodiac screen will appear:

Zodiac 2nd collection

 

You will need 12 of each of these objects and items previously in your inventory DO count! Ask friends for the items; I don’t see any reason to spend the diamonds here if you just have a little patience. There is a quest to obtain 1 of each item. For the quests, items in your inventory prior to the quests appearing DO NOT count:

Quest 11: “Honey from Tibetan Bees.” You can find this in the Fortune Telling room at Night or just ask a friend.

Quest 12: “A Piece of Rock Crystal.” Look for Dufunya the Gypsy on the map around the manor and trade with him for the Rock Crystal. You will need to trade the Herd of Horses which comes from charging the Fussy Horses collection. Instead, you can just ask a friend.

Quest 13: “A Special Tree from the Dead Garden.” Explore rooms with the Mist Phenomenon to find the Ebony Tree. Just ask a friend!!!

Quest 14: “Dwarving Digging Tool.” Find the Dwarven Cutter by helping your friends (leaving hints or waking helpers). Or just ask a friend.

Quest 15: “A Special Diamond Cutter.” The Cutting Diamond can be found in the hall – ask a friend!

Quest 16″ “Ocularis Spiritus.” Once you have collected 12 of each item per the Mystical Zodiac screen capture above, go back to the Zodiac Events tab and click the “Get Reward” button. This quest will then be completed.

Quest 17: “Age of Aquarius.” Explore any room in Zodiac Mode to find the Aquarius Jug. The first step in solving this quest is to get a room IN Zodiac Mode. After I explored the Kitchen in Night Mode, it changed to Zodiac Mode. This is what it looks like:

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ENTERING the Kitchen in Zodiac Mode is another matter! You need 50 Shatter of a Zodiac to enter a room in Zodiac Mode and I only have 20.  According to the information provided in the game by Mystery Manor, we should be able to find the Shatters of Zodiac by exploring rooms and/or trading with gypsies.  I have traded with several gypsies since getting the Kitchen in Zodiac and have received no shatters.  I don’t see the shatters on the findable items list for any room.  I do, however, see a Chest of Zodiac in the store which will provide 150 Shatters of Zodiac for 50 diamonds!   Update:  I did not buy the chest in the store.  I bought the 99 cent Snatchin Merchant chest with Zodiac stuff in it.  I found the Aquarius Jug in the Bedroom.  (Eventually did get a few shatters from the Old Gypsy, Gypsy Woman, and Gypsy Boy.)

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Quest 18:  “Stone of Happiness.”  Explore any room in Zodiac Mode to find the Turquoise, Stone of Happiness.  I found it in the Japanese Room

Quest 19:  “Storm Planet.”  Explore any room in Zodiac to find the Uranium.

Quest 20:  “The Oldest Metal.”  Explore any room in Zodiac to find the Tin.  (Thank you, Ethan Lowery)

Quest 21:  “Sweet Violet Aroma.”  Explore any room in Zodiac to find the Violet.

Quest 22:  “Aquarius Constellation.”  Assemble and charge the Aquarius collection to complete the quest.

Quest 23:  “Fine Quality Fleece.”  Explore any room in Zodiac to find the Golden Fleece.

Quest 24:  “Stone of the World.”  Explore any room in Zodiac to find the Amethyst.

Quest 25:  “Warrior Patron.”  Explore any room in Zodiac to find the Mars.

Quest 26:  “The Secret of Steel.”  Explore any room in Zodiac to find the Steel.

Quest 27:  “Herbal Medicine.”  Explore any room in Zodiac to find the Cornflower.

Quest 28:  “Aries Sign.”  Assemble and charge the Aries collection to complete the quest.

Quest 29:  “A Shell from the Bottom of the Sea.” Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Shell.

Quest 30:  “A Glowing Emerald.”  Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Emerald.

Quest 31:  “The Most Distant Planet.”  Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Neptune.

Quest 32:  “Good Luck Medallion.”  Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Pisces.

Quest 33:  “White Jasmine Flower.”  Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Jasmine.

Quest 34:  “Pisces:  The Third Zodiac Sign.”  Charge the Pisces Collection to complete the quest.

Quest 35:  “Who Did Hide the Bull in the Wardrobe?”  Explore the Bedroom in Zodiac Mode to find the Bullhead.  I got lucky and found this as soon as the Zodiac went into the bedroom!

Quest 36:  “Train Necessary Traits.”  Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Agate.

Quest 37:  “Goddess of Beauty.”  Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Venus.

Quest 38:  “Benedict Needs Copper.”  Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Copper.

Quest 39:  “Authoress and Lily of the Valley.”  Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Lily of the Valley.

Quest 40:  “Morning in the Kitchen.”  Collect and charge the “Star Taurus” collection to complete the quest.

Quest 41:  “Theatrical Mask.”  Explore the Dressing Room in Zodiac mode to find the Mask. It may take several times.

Quest 42:  “Quartz for Glass Cutter.”  Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Quartz.

Quest 43:  “Silver Shine of Amalgam.”  Explore the Hunting Room in Zodiac mode to find the Amalgam.

Quest 44:  “Sleeping Pills for Animal.”  Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Poppy.  Note:  the Poppy and the Peony look a lot alike.  I had the wrong one on my wishlist for a while!

Quest 45:  “Unpleasant Experience in Shower.”  Collect and charge the “Symbol of Gemini” collection.

Quest 46:  “Caramel Heart.”  The Heart can be found in the Kitchen or Bedroom in Zodiac mode.

Quest 47:  “Pearl as a Gift.”  Don’t have the name of this quest but there is a quest to find Pearls.  Per Karin T, the Pearls can be found in the Fortune Telling Room, Bathroom, or Dressing Room in Zodiac mode.

Quest 48:  “Foundations of Astronomy.”  Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Moon.

Quest 49:  “Strategic Raw Material.”  Explore the Hunting Room in Zodiac mode to find the Silver.

Quest 50:  “Royal Flower.”  Explore any room in the manor in Zodiac Mode to find the Lily.

Quest 51:  “Evening in the Hunting Room.”  Charge the “Constellation of Cancer” collection to complete the quest.

Quest 52:  “Eagle Stood in Silence.”  Explore the Library in Zodiac mode to find the Star Eagle.

Quest 53:  “Sad Peony Waiting.”  Explore the Bedroom in Zodiac mode to find the Flaring Peony.

Quest 54:  “One Shall See the Truth.”  Explore the Fortune Telling room in Zodiac mode to find the Mystical Sun.

Quest 55:  “Whose Mind is Fast Asleep.”  Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Celestial Gold.

Quest 56:  “Lights Amber Anger.”  Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Amber Tear.

Quest 57:  “From the Fire Comes Leo.”  Charge the “Constellation of Leo” collection to complete the quest.

Quest 58:  “The Oldest Motive.”  Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Sapphire.

Quest 59:  “Hunting the Unicorns.”  Explore the Hall in Zodiac mode to find the Unicorn.

Quest 60:  “Pluto’s Companion.”  Explore the Bathroom in Zodiac mode to find Porsepine.

Quest 61:  “Poisonous Dainties.”  Explore the Kitchen in Zodiac mode to find the Flask of Mercury (not to be confused with the Mercury!)

Quest 62: “Through Hardship to the Aster.”  Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Aster.

Quest 63:  “The Strange Redemption.”  Charge the Constellation of Virgo collection to complete the quest.

Quest 64:  “Comet from the Past.”  Explore the Library in Zodiac mode to find Chiron.

Quest 65:  “An Opaque Reference.”  Explore the Hunting Room in Zodiac mode to find the Green Jasper.

Quest 66:  “The Past Seems to be a Dream.”  Explore the Hall in Zodiac mode to find the Bronze.

Quest 67:  “Mystical Rose.”  Explore the Fortune Telling Room in Zodiac mode to find the Mystical Rose.

Quest 68:  “The Elusive Flavor.”  Explore the Japanese Garden in Zodiac mode to find the Lost Book.

Quest 69:  “The Illusion of Balance.”  Charge the Constellation of Libra collection.

Quest 70:  “Cold Iron.”  Explore the Hunting Room in Zodiac mode to find the Cold Iron.

Quest 71:  “They Called Him Architect.”  Explore the Living Room in Zodiac mode to find Seal of Pluto, a hint from good spirits.

Quest 72:  “Flower In Long Memory.”  Explore the Bedroom in Zodiac mode to find the Magic Carnation.

Quest 73:  “Secret Signs.”   Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Phantom Pyramid .

Quest 74:  “Gloomy Divination.”   Explore the African Room in Zodiac mode to find Malachite, gift for underground spirits.

Quest 75:  “It’s Time To Bite The Lie.”  Charge the Constellation of Scorpio Collection.

Quest 76:  “Keeper of Eternity.”  Explore the Fortune Telling Room in Zodiac mode to find Eternal Lotus.

Quest 77: “Temporal Display.” Explore the Library in Zodiac mode to find Platinum-12C.

Quest 78:  “Fire Will Pave the Way.”  Explore the Kitchen in Zodiac mode to find the Salamander.

Quest 79:  “Story Doesn’t Add Up.”  Explore the Hunting Room in Zodiac mode to find the Seal of Jupiter.

Quest 80:  “Scarlet Trace of the Battle.”  Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Carbuncle.

Quest 81:  “Swift and Accurate.”  Collect and charge the Constellation of Sagittarius collection.

Quest 82:  “Diamond Steps Lead Away to Heaven.”  Explore any room in Zodiac mode to find the Steps to Heaven.

Quest 83:  The Path of Patience and Strength.”  Explore the Dressing Room in Zodiac mode to find the Stubborn Ivy.

Quest 84:  “Young Heart in Chest of Old.”  Explore the Bathroom in Zodiac mode to find the Seal of Saturn.

Quest 85:  “Whisp Chords of the Lunar Rest.”  Explore the African Room in Zodiac Mode to find the Moonstone, a symbol of tranquility and peace.

Quest 86:  “Bonfire of Memory Burns Again.”  Charge the Constellation of Capricorn Collection so that the Spirit of the Knight can find himself again.

This is The End of the Zodiac quests!  Finally!!!

 TIPS FOR EXPLORING A ROOM IN ZODIAC MODE

Only 3 rooms can be in Zodiac Mode at any time.  If a phenomenon enters a room in Zodiac, you lose the Zodiac Mode if you banish the phenomenon or explore the room. You can use this in your strategy for getting a phenomenon to go into a specific room.

  1. The time to explore a room in Zodiac is very short — 2 minutes.  Therefore, use a Time Freeze, Golden Snail, or Silver Snail (these are all tools) immediately when beginning to explore a room in Zodiac Mode.
  2. The Ocularis Spiritus (the round thingie through which you can see the Zodiac symbols when exploring a room) can be enlarged using a Gold or Silver Flashlight (these are tools).
  3. Make sure you have Compasses (also tools) on hand before you go into a room so you don’t get desperate when you are running out of time and spend diamonds on them while you are in the room.
  4. If you are super, super desperate, use a Bomb!!!
  5. Tools can be obtained several ways:  as mystery gifts, by charging collections, and lastly, by purchasing them.
  6. My personal strategy while exploring a room in Zodiac Mode is to search the room in a systematic way, like searching a grid rather than wildly looking back and forth.

!!!! SPOILER ALERT !!!!

 

If you want to have a peak at a room in Zodiac Mode, scroll further down and see the photo uploaded.  If you prefer to be surprised, STOP HERE!!!!!

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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