How to solve the paintings puzzle in You Will Die Here Tonight
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How to solve the paintings puzzle in You Will Die Here Tonight

Dangerous jewelry.

The art gallery in You Will Die Here Tonight contains a painting puzzle that must be solved. The resulting reward is an essential one to continue with the game, but getting it wrong will result in a gory death.

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The correct order to light up the paintings

The riddle for the paintings puzzle seems quite straightforward in You Will Die Here Tonight if you pay attention to their contents. However, two of the paintings are missing, and if you have missed some of the rooms or have not noticed the missing painting shapes, you may mess this up. Failing the puzzle will smash your character into a pink paste. You must light up the paintings in this order to be able to take the broach from the red dress.

How to solve the paintings puzzle in You Will Die Here Tonight
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  1. Flower
  2. Baby
  3. Bee
  4. Large empty space
  5. Skull
  6. Small empty space
  7. River
  8. Lake

Once you have lit up the various paintings in this exact order in You Will Die Here Tonight, you can grab the broach from the red dress in the middle of the room. If you get the order wrong or miss one of them, you will unavoidably die. This kind of death leaves no corpse. So, even if you return to this room with another character, you cannot collect ammo or health packs from them.

Solving the riddle in You Will Die Here Tonight

How to solve the paintings puzzle in You Will Die Here Tonight
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When you first enter the art gallery, there is a painting on the right that holds a riddle. This is the clue to the puzzle in You Will Die Here Tonight. The riddle reads: “Cherished blossom, child of mine, Bumblebee and Butterfly, As death endures, our hearts shall ache, Sacred river, endless lake.”

The first two clearly refer to the paintings that correspond to the description. However, there are two paintings that are missing. These are the butterfly, which is a large picture found earlier in the game hidden in a room, and a heart which is also found in a store room. So, the places they belong can be identified by the shape of the paintings’ frames and their size in You Will Die Here Tonight.

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