Ghost Of A Tale Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Ghost Of A Tale Guides RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Ghost of a Tale Footlocker Key Location https://www.gameskinny.com/xlinz/ghost-of-a-tale-footlocker-key-location https://www.gameskinny.com/xlinz/ghost-of-a-tale-footlocker-key-location Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:58:13 -0400 Ty Arthur

Stealthy (and adorable) mouse hijinks abound in Ghost of a Tale, taking the Thief or Hitman style of gameplay and adding in a Redwall-esque graphical style with mice and rats.

A clever mouse will get his hands on keys to reach new areas or open locked chests while doing all that skulking around in shadows, but some of those keys are more successfully hidden than others.

The key to Silas' footlocker is one such helpful object that seems to be consistently overlooked by new players, but once you know where to look, you absolutely can't miss it (and will wonder how you didn't see it in the first place).

Looking for the sewer key and can't figure out how to open the sewer gate instead? Check out our full guide on accessing the Ghost of a Tale prison sewer system right here.

Ghost of a Tale - Silas' Footlocker Key Location

This particular key is used to open the footlocker owned by Silas in his home at the top of Dwindling Heights Keep during the Secrets of a Signal Guard quest.

If you have been exploring, you can actually see the key before you need to use it when this particular quest line is active after being given by the thieves in the cell. If you grab the key without the quest being turned on first, it will activate the quest for you automatically when you go to open the footlocker.

Where players are getting tripped up is that, for some reason, the quest will include the note "you took the key to Silas' footlocker," and oddly enough, the objective labeled "take the key to Silas' footlocker" is marked as completed, even though it hasn't been yet and you don't even have the key in your inventory.

The key that leads to Silas' footlocker 

The key to Silas' Footlocker

Strangely enough, the key is actually in Silas' room on the second floor (I guess Silas must not be worried about thieves?). You can see it hanging on the wall by the bed, but it's just out of reach. Either use a chair or bucket to reach the key, or you can jump off the furniture to hit it as well.

If you don't see it on the wall, that means you are in the wrong room. Just explore the rest of the house and you'll see it when you arrive at the room with the bed (you have to climb up the ladder and go through the trap door).

A message saying a lock can't be picked in Ghost of a Tale Trying to open Silas' footlocker without the key

There you have it -- the key to Silas' footlocker is now in your cute paws, and you can find out what's hidden inside! Looking for other keys or unsure how to complete other Ghost of a Tale quests? Check out our full collection of Ghost of a Tale guides here.

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Ghost of a Tale - Thief Tunic Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/44qbl/ghost-of-a-tale-thief-tunic-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/44qbl/ghost-of-a-tale-thief-tunic-guide Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:57:49 -0400 Ty Arthur

Every good thief needs a proper set of equipment, and in Ghost of a Tale, that means finding new costume sets to increase your stats and make it harder for rat guards to spot you!

Guard costumes, pirate costumes, and more are ready and waiting to be discovered if you fully explore the game world. One of the best in terms of pure stats is easily the thief costume, which consists of five components scattered around the keep.

Stats screen in Ghost of a Tale Checking the stats on the Thief Mask (special thanks to Brascus for the screenshot)

Ghost of a Tale Thief Costume

The thief's tunic once belonged to the legendary burglar Tulong, and finding all the parts to this costume will be required to complete the Dwindling Height's Keep quest named A Thief's Renown.

Disguising yourself as the famous thief hero of folklore will modify your stamina, health, resistance, and powers of perception for as long as the costume is worn. Below we cover all five locations of the thief costume components.

Thief's Boots Location

To find the boots of this ultra-stealthy thief outfit, head to the courtyard area of Dwindling Heights Keep and look for the cell where you talk to the prisoner mouse Gusto and his sister Fatale. Head over to the cell next to theirs and look for a conspicuous barrel next to a wall.

Move the barrel over to discover a hidden passageway into a new area. Head inside the passage and take a left, then run all the way to the back to discover the boots inside a chest near the wall.

A chest is softly illuminated by a burning candle in Ghost of a Tale Finding the Thief Boots (thanks to FlukeRogi for the screenshot)

Thief's Tunic Location

The main chest segment of the thief costume is found on a high ledge in the harbour area, but before you can get here, you first need to clear the rocks at the top of the armory stairwell. If you haven't gotten that far in the story yet, then the tunic will have to wait.

You can find the tunic by jumping off the bridge onto a ledge where the chest is hidden (this is easy to spot if you come down the stairs from the far tower). If you go through the building with the bed and a trap door, turn right as you exit onto the bridge, and you should see the ledge path you can jump on.

A dimly lit chamber that houses the thief tunic Finding the Thief Tunic

Thief's Mask Location

The mask piece of this costume isn't far from the boots location. From Gusto and Fatale's cell, head across the courtyard to the steps leading up. Climb up the stairs to find a room with a chest where the mask is hiding.

 Finding The Thief Mask

Thief's Hat Location

The hat portion of this costume is located in the catacombs area. You are looking for a tight ledge with a blue, burning light and a skeleton. The hat is right there between them.

A mouse finding the thief hat in Ghost of a Tale Finding the Thief Hat

Thief's Belt Location

To find the final piece of the Ghost of a Tale thief costume, head back into the courtyard area of Dwindling Height's Keep and look for the war room with the fireplace and the large table. The thief belt is in the chest in the small recessed area in the back of the room. The keys for the room are found on top of the cupboard near the balcony steps.

a recessed area in Ghost of a Tale that houses the thief belt Finding The Thief Belt

You've now got the full thief costume and are ready to sneak quiet as a shadow across the keep without getting spotted by those nefarious rat guards! Need help with any other part of this stealth-action RPG? Check out our other Ghost of a Tale walkthroughs below:

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Ghost Of A Tale -- How to Get into the Sewer https://www.gameskinny.com/dmj46/ghost-of-a-tale-how-to-get-into-the-sewer https://www.gameskinny.com/dmj46/ghost-of-a-tale-how-to-get-into-the-sewer Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:18:05 -0400 Ty Arthur

While we wait to see if that upcoming Redwall video game is going to be any good, for now we've got plenty of cute mouse adventures with Ghost of a Tale to keep us busy! 

This stealth-based action RPG will see your minstrel mouse having to outwit rats and other assorted enemies as you hide in baskets and sneak around areas like an adorable tiny rodent version of Thief.

Accessing one location in particular has been vexing new players now that the game is out of early access, as there doesn't seem to be any way to open the sewer gates.

That elusive sewer key is found in the jailer's office where you'd expect it to be, but it's sort of hidden and difficult to find even when you know exactly where to look.

Finding the Sewer Key 

Sadly, you've probably walked right past the key several times and not even realized it while searching every object.

From the room with the blacksmith hammering by the forge, go down the stairs and then hang a right, followed by another immediate right, to enter a bedroom (the jailer's room). You should see a desk with a book and a small dresser drawer sitting next to a bed and a chamber pot.

The Ghost of a Tale sewer key is actually in the dresser, but a lot of people miss it entirely because there are two drawers -- top and bottom -- and you only notice the bottom one if you align yourself just perfectly to see it pop up as an option to access.

When you just point forward towards the dresser, only the top drawer will appear as an option to open (which you've probably already raided in your search for the key).

You have to sort of wiggle back and forth repeatedly to rotate the camera to the correct angle and access the bottom drawer where the sewer key is located. You will know you are close when the chamber pot pops up as an option to open. From there, just turn slightly left to get the bottom drawer.

The drawer you open to get the sewer key in Ghost of a Tale Opening the jailer's drawer to find the sewer key (thanks to Goncalo Costa for the screenshot)

With the sewer key in paw, it's time to actually open the sewer gate, but the key isn't the only prerequisite. You also need a source of illumination in your inventory.

From the room where you find the key, turn right and run down the stairs. Hang a left at the wall lever, and then immediately turn right to enter a new room. Go past the bridge and through the big wall opening to travel down more stairs and access the jail area. Sneak past the rat guards through the jail to the room where Kerold is being held in the stocks.

Right by that room is the final staircase leading down to an area where the light goes out. Like with the pitch-black pirate cell earlier in the game, you first need to shine a source of light on the gate -- such as a candle or lantern -- before you can use the key to unlock the sewers.

Once the light turns on, you can finally use the key and leave the jail behind to enter the Ghost of a Tale sewer system!

Using light and a key to open the sewer gate Opening the sewer gate with a source of light and the sewer key

That's all you need to know to access the sewers and move on to the next part of the game. Stay tuned for more guides coming soon on the rest of the Ghost of a Tale quests, and be sure to leave a comment and let us know if you had trouble finding that lower drawer as well!

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