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Hermitage: Strange Case Files Walkthrough

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“Hermitage: Strange Case Files is not your average visual novel, nor is it your average cosmic horror title. With relaxing-yet-energetic jazzy tunes that’ll have you sipping coffee and pondering the depths of the darkness that resides within the human mind, Hermitage: Strange Case Files feels oddly comfortable and confusing at the same time. It’s not that I didn’t want Hermitage: Strange Case Files to end — it got to a point where I genuinely didn’t think it would, its unexplained mysteries consuming all that’s left of me. If you’re looking for an interactive visual novel to get absolutely lost in (in every possible sense of that phrase), Hermitage: Strange Case Files has a literal bookstore to delve into.”

— Hey Poor Player’s Hermitage: Strange Case Files Review

Hermitage: Strange Case Files is a Chinese visual novel take on Lovecraftian horror that’ll keep you glued to your seat until the very end. Spanning 5 uniquely composed cases that become increasingly more complex as the overarching story powers on, Hermitage: Strange Case Files is not for the faint of heart — you’ll emerge from this epic unscathed, but only just so.

Of course, we don’t want players to feel stuck, so we’ve created this Hermitage: Strange Case Files full walkthrough for those who need a nudge in the right direction. Want to make all the right choices in the pivotal moments in Hermitage: Strange Case Files? Here’s how:

(Please note that it is unnecessary to have a guide for Chapter 5 as everything is automatic, hence why it is not included in this walkthrough)

Hermitage: Strange Case Files Chapter 1: A Day at the Cinnabar

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A young schoolgirl has come to Hermitage seeking a book that will help her decipher these strange visions she’s been having lately. Can the store manager help her interpret these dreams before it’s too late?

Note: Always check the bookshelf and read every book for new intel!
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How realistic are these dreams?

How realistic are these dreams?

Cecile described real details from her visions that no student could have known. Therefore, she saw real events in her visions.

Clues:

  • The illusion of “nothing to do”
  • The clock tower chime
  • The viewing platform incident

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What happened to Eloise?

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What happened to Eloise?

Eloise and Lily, the former president, had a fierce argument concerning the fraud. During the fight, Eloise was inadvertently pushed down the stairs and sustained serious injuries.

Clues:

  • The “Yucai Cup” cheating incident
  • Watercolor painting “Bloom”
  • A painting in a pool of blood

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What are Lilac Grass’ origins?

What are Lilac Grass’ origins?

“Lilac grass” may be a variant of a secret Daoist recipe for time travel, which was produced in a foreign country before they expanded abroad.

Clues:

  • Conclusion: Her visions reflect the “past”
  • An unforgettable experience
  • “Ancient Prescriptions”

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Searching for Cecile’s “Eyes”

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Searching for Cecile’s “Eyes”

By using this time-traveling drug, Cecile and Eloise may have reached another world at the end of time. They were hunted down by a monster called “Scaly Silkworm” in a space called “The Void”.

Clues:

  • Chronicles of the Crane Temple
  • A vision of inhuman eyes
  • Conclusion: “Lilac Grass” returns to its land of origin

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Reasons for harming younger students

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Reasons for harming younger students

Despite her physical and mental injuries, Eloise “proving” herself didn’t go as planned. In order to avoid the same ending for anyone else, she decided it was up to her to change things for Cecile.

Clues:

  • Eloise’s trivial struggle.
  • Iron, but not steel
  • Cecile’s Decision

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All done with Chapter 1? Great! Head on over to the next page to continue in Hermitage: Strange Case Files with Chapter 2.

Want to check out the achievements guide before moving onto the next chapter? Fantastic idea! Take a look at the Hermitage: Strange Case Files 100% Achievement Guide.

To quickly jump to one of the other chapters, click on one below:

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

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