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Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough Call of Cthulhu Guide and Walkthrough

This section of Call of Cthulhu walkthrough describes Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute. You return the location you explored during Chapter 8, this time, however, as the main protagonist. Your goal is to save Marie Colden, whose life is in grave danger.

Find Dr Colden

The first collectible in this chapter. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
The first collectible in this chapter.

Upon regaining control over your character, investigate the desk in front of you - in the drawer to the right, you will find Diary of the Pastor's Wife, Volume 1. Also, you can find the sleeping pills vial in the document locker by the wall on the other side of the room. If you managed to collect all the vials described in the previous chapters, you will unlock The most trivial object achievement.

One of the three iuunholy /u/ibooks. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
One of the three unholy books.

Approach the coffee table to the left from the desk - there, you'll find Malleus Bestiarium, Volume 3, one of the bezbozne books - if you collected the ones described in previous chapters (6 and 7), you will unlock the Complete Revelation achievement). Also, the Occultism stat will be increased.

The way downstairs. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
The way downstairs.

Leave Dr. Fuller's office using the door to your left. Continue leftward along the corridor - ignore all the doors, as they are either locked or hide nothing interesting. Go towards the basement doors and open them to initiate a cutscene.

One of the many walls that limit your movement. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
One of the many walls that limit your movement.

Upon regaining control over your character, you will notice that the layout of the rooms has "slightly" changed. Guards will be gone, so you do not have to fear to go about the corridors, nonetheless, you need to pay attention to the brightness - if it is depleted, the Shambler, known from the previous chapter, will appear and you will have to restart this checkpoint. Initially, the area you can move in will be limited - it has to be unlocked.

Another collectible. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
Another collectible.

Regenerate the brightness at the control point, and then turn into the corridor to the left. Before reaching the end of the corridor, enter the small office to the right - inside you will find Medicine and Secret Sciences which increases Medicine. Take it, return to the control point and go towards the light through the portal.

Now you can switch dimensions. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
Now you can switch dimensions.

The main protagonist returns to the control point. A lamp will appear on the table to your right. It can be used to switch between two views ("dimensions") - the one you are currently in (tainted green) and the more real one. In order to complete this location, you need to switch between these two dimensions.

The first door you have to open in this location. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
The first door you have to open in this location.

Switch the view and go to the spot where the energy beam led (the door with the PHARMACY sign). Go through the door and take the Uomo Deliquente from the bookcase. It will increase your Medicine stat. Return to the control point and switch the view to "green".

Increasing brightness. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
Increasing brightness.

Follow the beam of light. Go to the Pharmacy again, and then to the next room. Approach the interactive spot to increase the lamp's brightness using the button presented on the screen. From now on, you can increase the brightness with this button - you can use that to unlock pathways, which will prove useful soon enough.

A wall to unlock. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
A wall to unlock.

Upon returning to the control point, follow the beam of light until you reach a wall. Increase your lamp's brightness to unlock a pathway. Return to the control point and switch the view. Approach the door indicated by the beam of light and open it.

Another portal-door. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
Another portal-door.

Return to the control point yet again and change the view to "green". Now, go through the newly unlocked door. Go across the room and through the next portal-door. A beam of light will appear - reach its end and increase brightness to return to the control point.

The wall you have to get rid of. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
The wall you have to get rid of.

Stay in this mode, turn into the corridor going leftwards and then follow the beam of light. Approach the light wall and increase the brightness to unlock the pathway.

Block A entrance. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
Block A entrance.

Return to the control point and refill the oil in your lamp. Now, enter the corridor on your left and when in it, turn left to enter Block A. At the end of this room, there is another wall to unlock.

Another spot to refill your lamp. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
Another spot to refill your lamp.

Now go to the next part of the room, Block B, and approach the desk in which you found the Boiler Room key during the previous chapter. On this desk, you will find another spot where you can recharge your lamp - you cannot change the view, however.

A symbol on the floor you need to light. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
A symbol on the floor you need to light.

Follow the beam of light that will guide you to a circle on the floor. Increase the brightness while standing by it. Now return to the control point from the beginning of this level.

A book that you can find in the Administration room. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
A book that you can find in the Administration room.

Follow the beam of light to reach a wall that you can unlock. Return to the control point and switch to a regular view. Follow the corridor to the left and go around the asylum. Open the door to Dr. Fuller's office, but do not go inside. Instead, go to Administration located on the right from the aforementioned door - inside, on one of the desks, you will find another book that increases Medicine - The Reference Book of Medical Sciences.

Shambler is going to appear again! - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
Shambler is going to appear again!

Return to the control point and switch to "green" view, and then, follow the energy beam until you encounter Shambler again. Now, go to Dr. Fuller's office and shed light on the symbol on the floor.

The way to the psychiatric wing. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
The way to the psychiatric wing.

Now, you will return to the control point. You can go around a bit to unlock more paths, however, there is nothing more to collect. Go to the entrance to the Psychiatric Wing and light it with your lamp.

Entrance to the Psychiatric Wing. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
Entrance to the Psychiatric Wing.

Finally, the entrance to the Psychiatric Wing will be unlocked. Go there through the same door as Marie Colden in chapter 8.

A corridor full of doors. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
A corridor full of doors.

You will get to a long and dark corridor with many doors. Go in the chosen direction and do not look around - the doors cannot be opened. After a while, in front of you, an image of a cell with the main protagonist locked in it will appear in front of your eyes. Next, you will find yourself in that cell.

Marie saw from the distance. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
Marie saw from the distance.

The main protagonist will experience panic attacks. Look around the room, and soon an exit will appear. Go towards Marie Colden. After a short cutscene, new doors will appear - go through the corridor to start another cutscene.

Surprise - Sarah Hawkins is alive! - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
Surprise - Sarah Hawkins is alive!

Upon regaining control over your character, leave the room and follow one of the available paths. After a short walk, another cutscene will start, during which you learn that... Sarah Hawkins is alive!

Get Sarah Hawkins out

This is the first time you can select an answer in Rlyeah - if you want to unlock the achievement connected to it, select it. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
This is the first time you can select an answer in R'lyeah - if you want to unlock the achievement connected to it, select it.

Upon starting the conversation, pay attention to the dialogue option in the top left corner. It is an answer in R'lyehian - if you want to unlock the Fluent in R'lyehian achievement, select this option. During the course of the game, there are 9 such dialogue options - in order to unlock the aforementioned achievement, you need to select them all.

Follow Sarah. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
Follow Sarah.

After the conversation comes to an end, follow Sarah - there is nothing to investigate nor collect during this sequence. She will stop by the entrance - after going through it, you will be spotted by the guards and you will have to run towards the corridor ahead. Just run across it until you reach a safe location.

The location of the Poker. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
The location of the Poker.

After a short conversation ends, go downstairs and try to turn the valve by the container. You will not succeed, as you need a tool to do it. You can find it by turning by 180 degrees from the tank - there is a Poker right ahead of you. Take the tool and return to the valve.

Confrontation with Charles Hawkins - Sarahs husband. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
Confrontation with Charles Hawkins - Sarah's husband.

This will trigger a cutscene and then a conversation with Charles Hawkins, Sarah's husband. The dialogue options you chose do not matter much here - just go through the conversation to activate a short cutscene, after which the action will take you to another location.

Question Sarah Hawkins

Another chance to select Rlyehian dialogue option. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
Another chance to select R'lyehian dialogue option.

You will again find yourself in the Hawkins' residence. After regaining control over your character, approach Officer Bradley sitting on the first floor and talk to him. Tell him what happened to Marie Colden, and in the later part of the conversation select the R'lyehian dialogue option.

And another chance to select the Rlyehian dialogue option. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
And another chance to select the R'lyehian dialogue option.

Finish talking to him, and go downstairs to talk to Sarah Hawkins and Aldernon Drake. When talking to Sarah, an R'lyehian dialogue option will show up - select it.

Talk with Algernon Drake

When talking to Drake, you can also select the Rlyehian dialogue option. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
When talking to Drake, you can also select the R'lyehian dialogue option.

After talking to Sarah, you will be tasked with talking to Drake. Go to the office, where you solved the globe puzzle and talk to him. During this conversation, there also is an R'lyehian dialogue option - select it and finish talking to the man.

Find the amulet

A reconstruction to perform. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
A reconstruction to perform.

Now, you have to find the amulet. Drake will help you by giving you a clue - the drawing of a bust that you have to find. Go upstairs and towards Sarah's room, where you need to perform a reconstruction.

Investigate the necessary objects to finish the reconstruction. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
Investigate the necessary objects to finish the reconstruction.

Examine the true on the floor, then the easel, the book on the floor, the circle on the floor, Sarah, and finally, the object by the door, also on the floor. Now, leave the reconstruction and approach the desk, on which you will find the bust you are looking for. You will receive the Sketch of a still-life.

The second bust, where you find the amulet. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
The second bust, where you find the amulet.

The sketch you receive shows another bust that you can find right next to the place, where the main protagonist woke up a moment before - upstairs, near Office Bradley. Go there, approach the bust, and take the amulet lying there. The amulet - R'lyeth Key also increases you Occultism stat.

Show the amulet to Drake

Give the amulet to Drake. - Chapter 9 - Riverside Institute | Call of Cthulhu Walkthrough - Walkthrough - Call of Cthulhu Guide
Give the amulet to Drake.

After the cutscene ends, return to Drake and show him the amulet. Now, go to Sarah, who's waiting for you by the house entrance. Talking to her will initiate a cutscene, after which this very long chapter ends.

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