The Order of the Thorne - The King's Challenge



In a world far away, a tale of great adventure is coming to the land of Uir. Join Finn the bard on his quest to write 'the greatest ballad ever' as he undertakes "The King's Challenge".
Every ten years, the ruler of the Faerie Realm, King Quilhairn, offers up his latest challenge to those brave enough to undertake the quest. Their prize?

One wish, any wish that is within his power to grant, and the prestige of being lauded as "Hero of the Faerie Kingdom".
Do you have the will and determination to guide Finn on his quest? Play your magic lute to discover the secrets of the land and entertain its people.

Meet all kinds of interesting creatures, and prove your worth in this classic point and click adventure.
Be a Bard! The challenge awaits!!


The Order of the Thorne - The King's Challenge

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Walkthrough by Glaymore


Faerie village map


As soon as you start the game, talk to Chucker next to the fountain [Achievement: Chucked It In].
Now leave the village and explore the country.
Get Wilted Flower at the pond.
Talk to Red Pixie at the pixie tree.
Get Royal Mushroom at the mushroom glade, give it to the shopkeeper at the general store, get Empty Jar in exchange.
Encounter the gnome at the river ford and learn "Stairway to Another World" song from the two girls.
Visit eastern border and see the high priest leaving the faerie kingdom [Achievement: High Priest].

Give Gold Coin to the ferryman at the jetty; he will row you to the Isle of the Honored.

Get cloak, read all stones at the memorial [Achievement: Honors Student], and ask the ferryman to row you back.

Once back, play "Stairway to Another World" for the ferryman, and he will return your Gold Coin.
Get Bamboo at the fishing spot. Talk to fisherman Ted to learn "The Fisherman's Love Song".
Play "The Ode to Peace" at the bees tree, then cover the beehive in your Cloak to get it.
Combine Beehive with Bamboo.
Encounter the gnome again at the old tree, and again at the bear glade. Give Beehive to the bear to free the gnome.

Now return to the old tree and reach into the hole in the tree to get Treasure and [Achievement: He is Gnomor'].

Give Treasure to the troll at troll bridge [Achievement: Paid the Troll Toll].
Proceed to rose glade and get Rose, give it to Glenda at the potion store, and play "The
Fisherman's Love Song" to her [Achievement: Perfect Match].
Talk to Faolan at the tavern [Achievement: Faolan's Story].

Talk to Turtle at the fishing spot to learn "Song of the Turtle". Enter the swamp, play "Song of the Turtle" to calm down the raptor.

Get deeper into swamp until you get attacked by the Sloths. Return to the village and ask Librarian at the library for help.

Get Chicken Soup at the general store, give it to the raptor at the swamp, and make it follow you to the Sloths. Once the way is clear, dive into water to get to the inner swamp.
Now go W, N, capture spider with your Empty Jar, N, W, S, W to get Pixie Harp [Achievement: Swamped].

Now go E, N, N to get to the seer [Achievement: A Knight to Remember].
Talk to Yamma Uba, throw blue vial, greed vial, and red vial into the cauldron [Achievement: Seered to Perfection].

Get Veli Juice from the chest in the seer's hut. Talk to the seer again to unlock the shortcut to the pixie tree.

Give Pixie Harp to Red Pixie. Use Spider Jar on red Pixie to get your Songbook back.
Get Watermelon at the picnic glade. Give Watermelon and Veli Juice to Glenda at the potion store, get Restoration Potion in exchange.

Use Restoration Potion on any crystals (the nearest crystals are just west of the village, near the road). Use energized Restoration Potion on Wilted Flower.

Plant the flower in the mound of dirt in front of the angry tree. Now you can get Firienne Berries from the bush [Achievement: Drops of Juniper].

Give Firienne Berries to the seer. Ask Brother Kunchen at the monastery about music to learn "Blessings of Mead".
Now is a good time to switch your lute to hard mode and play all seven songs manually for [Achievement: Musical Genius].

Play "Blessings of Mead" at the bear glade.
During the ceremony, play "The Shield of Cosiant" [Achievement: A Worthy Challenger].

That's it, you've completed the game and unlocked all 13 achievements. Now to wait for "Fortress of Fire"...



Short Walkthrough by Bango


Go to the Library
Upstairs pick up the book on the table to get the Map
Leave the library and go to the general shop to the left
Pick up the Empty Jar
Leave the village and go to the pond
Pick up Withered Flower
Go to the pixie tree and talk to the red pixie
Go to the lovers and pick up the watermelon
Go to the river bank
Go to the tree where the gnome hid his treasure
Go left one screen and pick up mushroom
Give the cold coin to the ferry man
Pick up cloak
Talk to the ferry man
Talk to him again
Play the Scythe Song
Go to the Fallen tree and play Bird Song
Use Cloak on Beehive
Go to the swamp entrance and pick up bamboo
Use bamboo with beehive
Talk to ted
Go to the bear
Use the combined beehive on the bear
Go to the tree where the gnome hid the treasure
Pick up the hole to get treasure
Give the treasure to the troll
Pick up a rose
Go to the potion shop and play the love song
Give the rose to the girl
Go to the swamp entrance
Talk to the turtle
Enter the swamp
Play turtle song
Walk towards the sloths
Go to the library, talk to the librarian and ask for help
Go to the general shop and pick up chicken soup
Give him the mushroom and pick up the empty jar
Use the chicken soup on the raptor
Walk left
Enter the Water
Go left and up
Use jar on spider webs
Use jar on spider
Go up and left
Go down and left
Pick up harp
Go right, up and up
Talk to seer
Use blue potion, yellow potion, red potion
Go into the hut and pick up the chest
Talk to the seer again
Go left
Give harp to red pixie
Use Spider on red pixie
Give watermelon and ueli juice to potion maker
Use the potion on crystals
Combine Restore Potion with Withered Flower
Use the restored flower on dirt beneath the juniper tree
Pick up the firienne berries
Give the berries to the seer
Talk to the monk and learn the Truth of the Mead song
Go to the bear and play this song
Play protection song




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