Broken Age trophies

Broken Age

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= 45 Broken Age trophies

7,343 tracked gamers have this game, 1,079 have completed it (14.69%)

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Knot Too Difficult in Broken Age
Silver Trophy

Knot Too Difficult62 (30)

Clear up a tangled situation in one attempt

  • Unlocked by 2,345 tracked gamers (24% - TT Ratio = 2.05) 9,925  

Trophy Guide for Knot Too Difficult

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Trophy won on 09 May 15
TT Score for this game: 2,460
Posted on 02 June 15 at 22:11, Edited on 02 June 15 at 22:26
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Shay Act 2

While this trophy is based on an unmissable storyline event, it is perfectly possible not to complete this puzzle correctly on your first attempt, therefore the trophy itself is missable.

To retrieve one of the ship's parts, Shay must rescue Brother Lightbeard who is stuck on a cloud. He does this by untying the knot that is holding the cloud together. Both the knot and the three steps of untying that knot are randomly generated. Make a MANUAL SAVE before attempting this puzzle. If you get it wrong then you can reload the save, but you will have to go retrace all of the steps below because the game will generate another random knot for you.

To start the puzzle, Shay must stand on the ladder that leads up to Lightbeard's cloud. While on the ladder, talk to F'ther and ask him to untie the bow on Harm'ny's cloud. When F'ther asks why, say that it is because it is in the way of saving him. Do not skip this bit of the conversation because this is where you will be shown an image of the knot that you must untie. Once you have seen the image, you must find a knot expert for advice.

Return to Carol in Shellmound. Talk to her and ask her about knots. She will ask you to describe the knot that you need to untie. Below are the eight different knots that you could have and the description for each of them:

Like an alligator wrestling a pretzel.Like an alligator wrestling a pretzel.

Like a lazy pole vaulter.Like a lazy pole vaulter.

A little bit like you, strangely enough.A little bit like you, strangely enough.

Like a mathematical formula.Like a mathematical formula.

Like an elephant eating its trunk.Like an elephant eating its trunk.

Like a face that's really a cow's udder.Like a face that's really a cow's udder.

Like a bucket of fingers.Like a bucket of fingers.

Like a headache wearing a belt.Like a headache wearing a belt.

Once you have described the knot, you will need to go to Alex to borrow his Space Pencil. Give the Space Pencil to Carol and she will draw a Knot Diagram for you. Return to Meriloft and get back on the ladder that leads up to Lightbeard's cloud. Talk to F'ther again and ask him to have another go at untying the knot. At this point, the Knot Diagram will appear on the screen with numbered images. These images are the three directions that you must tell F'ther so that he can untie the knot. The diagram will include 3 out of a possible 12 images. While all 12 of the images are below, remember that your Knot Diagram can contain any three of these 12 images and they will likely be in a completely different order to those in the screenshots below.

1. She loves me, she loves me not...<br/>2. Pull off the fly's wings.<br/>3. Tug on the piggy's tail.1. She loves me, she loves me not...
2. Pull off the fly's wings.
3. Tug on the piggy's tail.

1. Make the baby play patty-cake.<br/>2. Unravel the sweater.<br/>3. Tickle the foot.1. Make the baby play patty-cake.
2. Unravel the sweater.
3. Tickle the foot.

1. Pull apart the fighting snakes.<br/>2. Pull the finger.<br/>3. Poke the clown in the eye.1. Pull apart the fighting snakes.
2. Pull the finger.
3. Poke the clown in the eye.

1. Make the water come out of the cup.<br/>2. Make the boat go under the bridge.<br/>3. Steal the banana.1. Make the water come out of the cup.
2. Make the boat go under the bridge.
3. Steal the banana.

If you have identified the knot correctly and given F'ther the correct instructions, he will finish untying the knot and the cloud will unravel, at which point you will unlock this trophy.
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