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Shadows of Sins Past – Main Quest – The Thaumaturge

This is the complete walkthrough of the Main Quest “Shadows of Sins Past” in The Thaumaturge video game that was released in March 2024.

1 – Find the Miracle Worker in the Village

The Thaumaturge arrives at the railway station at a Transcaucasia Village. If you are a collector like me, you can find two “Text” collectibles letters inside the railway station as shown in the screenshots below.

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Lost Letter – Text Collectible
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Letter – Text Collectible

Exit the railway station interior and walk to the Coachman’s carriage on the right side of the screen. You can use your Thaumaturge senses to show the way. You can pick up a newspaper on the way there.

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Newspaper: The Tiflis Herald – Text Collectible.

Talk to the mailman. You can ask him if there is a healer in the village. Then, drive to the village.

After your arrival, open up your map. The “Inn” is highlighted with a symbol. That’s where you need to go. Before you enter, you can pickup a Newspaper collectible at one of the benches near the village center.

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Newspaper: Proletariatis Brdzola – Text Collectible

Before you can enter the village, soldiers who fancy to steal your shoes attack, and you are introduced to the game’s fighting mechanism. After the fight, you can finally enter the inn. Inside, you can pick up another Newspaper Text Collectible called “News from Yerevan”.

Then, talk to Rasputin in the top right corner of the inn.

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Newspaper: News from Yerevan – Text Collectible

2 – Search the Tavern and find Rasputin’s Items

There are a couple of items that you can look at / find in the tavern. Most of them you can’t look at because you’re missing the abilities for now. But Rasputin’s item is in the inn section next to where Rasputin is sitting. It’s his Prayer Book.

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Rasputin’s Prayer Book

Now you can return to Rasputin and he will help you.


3 – Find the Person with the Flaw

After your abilities returned with Rasputin’s help, you now have to find a person with the Flaw in the village. There are various items and situations that the Thaumaturge can investigate. Some of them are more relevant than others.

Help Vesna, who has dropped her apples near the well. Then, head to the north of the village. There is a Dead Goose near the “Wise Woman’s Cottage”.

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Vesna dropped her apples
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The dead goose on the floor

Help Vesna, who has dropped her apples near the well. Then, head to the north of the village. There is a Dead Goose near the “Wise Woman’s Cottage”.

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Vesna dropped her apples
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The dead goose on the floor

You can enter the Wise Woman’s Cottage and talk to her but you won’t have all the information available that you would need. There is a “Books” text collectible called “Diary of an Oblate Priest” in the Wise Woman’s Cottage and also an “Unfinished Letter” that you can pick up.

From the Wise Woman’s Cottage, go to the southwest of the red circle that is shown on the minimap. Vesna has returned to her house and won’t talk to you. Her screams will attract other villagers and you will have to fight them. After their defeat, look around near the back of the house. There is a damaged axe shaft and dish shards that point to domestic squabbles as a conclusion.

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Broken Axe Shaft location
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Dish Shards location

On the way to the Coachman, look up and you can examine a Protective Charm hanging down from the Village’s Entrance Gate.

Before the Coachman can take to the cemetery to meet Rasputin, the Thaumaturge has to figure out what’s wrong with the mailman. Because he seems rather grumpy. Investigate a Rag on the floor and a shovel leaning at the carriage.

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The Rag on the floor…
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… and the shovel near the carriage.

You now have all the hints and the Coachman can drive you to the cemetery where you can talk to Rasputin. He wants you to visit the Burned Homestead next to find some more clues. Interact with the Coachman to get there.

Here you can find the following clues: A place of Death inside the house, the door frame of the house, a Rag Doll in the top right of the property, and a Belt in the south. To continue with the Main Quest, you only have to find the place of death and the rag doll. Then you can talk to your companion Upyr in front of the house.

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Place of Death
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Rag Doll location

Before you can return to Vesna’s house, you have to fight the soldiers again. Then, meet Upyr at Vesna’s house and talk to them. After the cutscene, you can finally knock on the door and Vesna opens. Finally, she will tell you that Luka, her husband, is chopping wood in the clearing by the forest.

Meet Rasputin back the Coachman travel together to the clearing to meet Luka. This will start the boss fight against the Bukavac. Before the fight starts, you can choose out of three game difficulty levels: Story, Balanced, or Challenge, and after the fight, you have tamed the Bukavac as a Salutor that can fight next to you.

You will end up back at the railway station, where the Main Quest will ask you to send another telegram. Enter the railway station and talk to the person behind the desk. This is the final task before this quest ends.


THE THAUMATURGE
Release: March 4th, 2024
Developer: Fool’s Theory
Publisher: 11 Bit Studios
Official Website: https://11bitstudios.com/meet-the-thaumaturge/