Introduction
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Sacred Ground is a very irritating game. Firstly, there are lengthy video
sequences that you need to go through. They are very good, but you tire of
seeing them over and over again, which is what you need to do to finish this
game.

The game is strictly time-limited, and you don't have a lot of time to get
everything right. Once you have run out of time, the only solution is to
restore the game to a previous point and try another path. This VERY quickly
becomes quite tedious.


Game Hints
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1. You don't need to take photographs to finish the game. They only waste time.
2. You don't need to visit the Library to finish the game.
3. You don't need to visit the Mongoose Tavern to finish the game.
4. You don't need to interview Wally to finish the game.
5. Try to interview people right at the end of the day. This way, you can cheat
the timer.
6. To arrest someone (later in the game) you must have two alibis that don't
add up for that particular person, so you DO need to order alibi checks on all
suspects.


Walkthrough
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Watch the opening video sequence describing the kidnapping.


Day One
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1. To start off with, the only place you can go is the police station. Go there,
and you will be given your assignment by Chief Weber. You will also be
introduced to Detective John Night Sky who will be interviewing the witnesses
initially. Finally, your PDA will be discussed.

2. When you return to the map of Santa Fe, your PDA is ringing, so answer it.
You will meet Detective Rebecca Orlando who will help with researching alibis.

3. When you once again return to the Santa Fe map, you are only able to go to
the Tasker Estate, so go there.

4. When you arrive there, look at the robe, the syringe and the pill. They are
all in close proximity to each other. Order forensic tests on all three items.

5. Look at the gate and order forensics on the gate.

6. Proceed into the Tasker house.

7. Ask Martin Tasker all the questions.

8. Proceed back to Manuel Orrosso's room.

9. Ask Manual Orrosso all the questions.

10. Your PDA will now have a message about whichever item you ordered the
forensic testing on first (probably the robe), so read this.

11. Go back to Santa Fe.

12. Go to Tom McClafferty's practice and interview him. Order an alibi check
on him. You will receive an aggressive message from Chief Weber - read it and
ignore it.

13. Go to the White Buffalo.

14. Look at; the appraisal in the filing cabinet, the invitation in the desk
drawer, Free Tibet's note on the desk, Christine Belotta's letter in the in
tray, the invoice on the desk, and the letter from 'M' next to the calculator.

15. Leave the White Buffalo

16. Your PDA will have received an arson report which you need to listen to.

17. Visit Dan Longfoot and interview him.


Day Two
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18. Visit and interview Richard Whitefeather. Hmmm, he has a motive.
Order an alibi check.

19. You will receive a message from Chief Weber regarding a ransom note, and
you will receive two forensics reports which you should listen to.

20. Go to Carrie March and interview her, making Tom McClafferty a suspect and
introducing Theresa Madrone.

21. Visit Mark Kennedy and interview him, which opens up Amy Tasker.

22. You will receive two PDA messages, one regarding the syringe, and one
regarding Richard Whitefeather's alibi.

23. Visit Amy Tasker, interview her and order an alibi check.

24. If you haven't already done so, order an alibi check on Dan Longfoot.

25. Visit Andrew Grissom and interview him. He tells you about Juan Vijil.


Day Three
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26. Visit Theresa Madrone, interview her and order an alibi check. When you
have finished, Forensics will be ready on the gate (no forced entry),
Amy Tasker's alibi will be unconfirmed, and an anonymous tip about a vehicle
in the area has come through and is being investigated. You can also get this
vehicle tip by interviewing Wally (introduced by the wackos at the Mongoose).
You don't have to hear about or visit Wally to finish the game.

27. Visit Juan Vijil, interview him and order an alibi check.

28. Visit Christine Belotta, interview her and order an alibi check.
After this, Dan Longfoot's alibi check comes through, and the vehicle trace
comes through. Also, Chief Weber gets a little more stressed.

29. Visit Seven Arrows, talk to George Vesco and order an alibi check.

30. Visit Free Tibet and interview her.


Day Four
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31. You have 15 minutes (one turn) before Martin Tasker is found dead. You can
do anything you want to for this turn - perhaps visit with the nuts at the
Mongoose Tavern. You will get an urgent message from Chief Weber regarding
Martin Tasker's murder. Theresa Madrone's (lack of) alibi arrives, as well.

32. Go to Seven Arrows, and examine the murder scene. Order forensic tests on;
the shovel, the abrasion on Martin's left wrist, the blunt injury to Martin's
head, the rope loop and the glove.

33. Leave the scene, and all suspects (anyone you have ordered an alibi check
on) will be able to be re-interviewed. Your PDA will tell you that Dan Longfoot
has had some scorpions delivered to his door.

34. Visit the Tasker Estate and go into Martin's office. Examine;
     the drawer (Theresa's letter)
     the receipt in the top half of the briefcase
     the unmailed letter in the bottom half of the briefcase
     the letter to the lawyers on the front of the desk
     the answering machine, and
     the prenuptial agreement in the desk file at the top right of the desk.

35. Visit Dan Lightfoot and interview him. You will get a report on his alibi,
the forensics report on the shovel and Juan Vijil's alibi.

36. Visit Theresa Madrone and interview her. You will get her second alibi
automatically.

37. Visit Amy Tasker and interview her. She has received a ransom note. You
will get a report on her alibi, and a call from Chief Weber regarding Tom
McClafferty and the ransom money.

38. You will also get a forensics report on the abrasions, Christine Belotta's
alibi, and Amy Tasker's second alibi.

39. Visit Tom McClafferty and interview him. His alibi doesn't hold up.


Day Five
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40. Visit Christine Bilotta and interview her. Her alibi is watertight.

41. Visit Richard Whitefeather and interview him. His alibi doesn't hold up
fully. You will also receive the forensics report on the blunt injury - Martin
died of scorpion venom poisoning! George Vesco's alibi will also arrive.

42. Visit Juan Vijil and interview him. His alibi is unprovable.

43. Visit George Vesco and interview him. His alibi is unprovable. You will
also receive the forensic report on the rope loop.

44. The only remaining bit of evidence which hasn't been reported on yet is
the glove, which doesn't matter.

45. Head back to Police Headquarters and issue an arrest warrant for....there
are four possibilities. Hint: If they don't have 2 alibis, then they are
suspects.






















Correct Answer:
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Who: Amy Tasker
Charges: Murder (and Kidnapping)
Entered By: Tricking Randa
Attacked At: Midnight
with: The Hypo
Met Martin At: 2:00am
Killed With: a Hypodermic
Ransom Money: Was Not relevant
Motive: Revenge


Wrong Answer, but wins the game anyway
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Who: Tom McClafferty
Charges: Murder (and Kidnapping)
Entered By: Using A Key
Attacked At: Midnight
with: The Hypo
Met Martin At: 2:00am
Killed With: a Hypodermic
Ransom Money: Was relevant
Motive: Jealousy


46. Visit Amy Tasker or Tom McClafferty.

47. Visit Chimayo and watch the endgame.


You could also try arresting:
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Who: Richard Whitefeather
Charges: Murder (and Kidnapping)
Entered By: Tricking Randa
Attacked At: Midnight
with: The Hypo
Met Martin At: 2:00am
Killed With: a Hypodermic
Ransom Money: Was Not relevant
Motive: Revenge

Who: Dan Longfoot
Charges: Murder (and Kidnapping)
Entered By: Tricking Randa
Attacked At: Midnight
with: The Hypo
Met Martin At: 2:00am
Killed With: a Hypodermic
Ransom Money: Was Not relevant
Motive: Revenge



Bytten 10th April 1999

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