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).
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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 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).
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.