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Welcome to the Arcanum walkthrough.

This page is the walkthrough for Season 1. Click here if you are looking for walkthroughs for other seasons.

This is an ongoing book and this walkthrough is a work in progress.

What is a walkthrough? A walkthrough is an episode-by-episode guide that will reveal the effects each choice has on your character and the plot. Please note that these pages are always under construction as we learn more about each book.

Most choices you make for the Main Character in this book influence the following variables: 💀 Emperor or 🌙 High Priestess. These variables will affect the plot of the story. Your choices are also affected by ⛓️ Redemption (High or Low Redemption can dramatically change your story and how others treat you) and 🎴 Major Arcana (The tarot cards will help you solve problems and lift the veil of the past and the future).

PLEASE NOTE: choices that have no significant effect on the plot (as in, no effect on game points and statistics) or that do not give interesting information on characters or backstories might have not been included in the walkthrough.

Premium choices that require in-game currency to be unlocked are marked by a 💎 diamond symbol. Quick choices that are timed are marked by a ⏰ timer symbol.

Text written in Italic provides a summary of the episode and extra information.

⚠️TRIGGER WARNINGS: Arcanum is a dark fantasy book and has sound effects and images that might scare some readers. Please proceed with caution! Be aware that in episode 3 it contains scenes related to death. In episode 5 some playthroughs may have a vague suicide scene.

DISCLAIMER: due to the very intricate nature of this game, where every choice you make sets into motion a complicated series of consequences, there are many possible game routes and scene combinations. As a result, the walkthroughs on this wiki might not be exactly identical to your game experience. If you experience something that is not covered in our walkthroughs, please leave a comment so we can update the page and add an extra possible route to our wiki.

Also please note: The descriptions of the scenes included in this walkthroughs might be paraphrases of what happens, so please don't take them as word by word copies of what is said in the book.

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In this season you will need:

TBC



S1, Ep 1: The Punishment

An old woman curses a girl for her foul temper, banishing her and her entire city to a parallel world, but only the victim of the curse remembers who she is…



You get the "Nothingness" Card [+1 Major Arcana 🎴] (Note: The stats appears on the final screen.)


Choice: "Should I let him carry out the operation during my celebration?"

  • "Hell no!" [Your choice influenced the story!] and later [Rob went against you, and you got into a conflict!]
  • "Why not?" [Your choice influenced the story!] and later [Rob is grateful for your cooperation!]

Choice: "You're the one who needs to take it easy, you impudent—"

  • (Point out she was wrong.) [+1 Emperor 💀]
  • (Be benevolent and keep silent.) [+1 High Priestess 🌙]

Choice: "What to do?"

  • (Give money.) [+1 Redemption ⛓️]
  • (Don't give her anything.) [-1 Redemption ⛓️]

Choice: "What should I say?"

  • Escort me if it's not too much of a bother. (💎22) [You and Rob became a little closer.] (Note: The scene's dialogue changes slightly depending on whether you've decided to help him or not.)
  • I can handle it myself, thanks. (No effect on stats.)

You get the "Seven of Swords" Card [+1 Major Arcana 🎴] (Note: The stats appears on the final screen.)


Choice: "What should I do?"

  • (Take away your hand.) [Your gesture upset him.]
  • (See what happens next.) (No effect on stats.)

⏰Timed Choice!⏰: Selena...

  • Turned around. (No effect on stats.)
  • Bounced off to the side. (No effect on stats.)

Total gem cost for Episode 1: 💎22


S1, Ep 2: Valle Deliria

Selena must accept the realities of her situation and the world she's found herself in. And there's clearly more than meets the eye...



Choice: You saw a... (The rooms do not affect anything. It is purely if you want a nice room.)

  • Cozy Room (💎17)
  • Magnificent room (💎34)
  • Simple room (Free)

Choice: You put on a... (Do not affect anything. They are exclusively for your taste.)

  • Simple and comforable outfit (💎17)
  • Interesting outfit (💎34)
  • Patched outfit (Free)

Choice: "What should I do?"

  • (Trust them and drink the tea.) [+1 High Priestess 🌙]
  • (Don't risk it.) [+1 Emperor 💀]

The path of High Priestess 🌙: Selena (Lilith) realizes Liam and Josephine aren't lying to her about being a maid for them.

The path of Emperor 💀: Selena (Lilith) doesn't believe in anything that's happening. She thinks they are talking nonsense.


Choice: "Where to now?" (No matter which road you take, Selena (Lilith) always ends up back in the city.)

  • (Left.)
  • (Right.)
  • (Walk straight ahead through the forest.)

You get the "Death" Card [+1 Major Arcana 🎴]


Choice: "What to say?"

  • Yes, I love these paintings. [Liam is glad you have common ground.]
  • No, there is nothing special about them. (No effect on stats.)

Choice: Prima...

  • You have an interesting name... (Prima says her name means The First.)
  • Where is your family? (Prima says they are dead.)
  • Where did you come from? (Prima says from there or there.)

Choice: So what should I do?

  • (Start mopping the floors.) [+1 Redemption ⛓️]
  • (Don't play along.) [-1 Redemption ⛓️] and later [Josephine holds a grudge against you.]

Choice: ...

  • (Accept help and be alone with him.) (💎17) [You and Liam have grown closer.]
  • (Refuse help.) (No effect on stats.)

⏰Timed Choice!⏰: "What to do?"

  • (Run downstairs.) [-1 Redemption ⛓️]
  • (Stay put.) (No effect on stats.)
  • (Take a candle and move towards the sound.) [+1 Redemption ⛓️]

You get "The Fool" and "The Chariot" Cards [+2 Major Arcana 🎴]


Total gem cost for Episode 2: 💎17 (+17~68 if you buy the premium room and/or outfit)


S1, Ep 3: Ghosts of the Past and the Present

Selena is about to face another ghost from her past.


⚠️ TRIGGER WARNING: Beware! This chapter contains scenes related to death. Proceed with caution!



⛓️ Redemption Paths ⛓️

Path of Atonement: Josephine handed a tray to Selena. She calmly tells her to take it to Mr. Steltz. Then she asks Selena to get dressed first.

Since Selena isn’t looking for Atonement, Josephine isn’t happy with her work!: Josephine handed a tray rudely to Selena. She tells her angrily to get dressed and take it to Mr. Steltz. And to do it fast.


Choice: … (You can only ask one question. No effect on stats.)

  • Who wrote this book? (It was Josephine.)
  • What are these plants? (Josephine says that some of these are very rare species and that have a few of them in the garden.)
  • Why can’t I go into the library? (Josephine says you have no business learning about the plants.)

Choice: At some point, the silence became unreasonably long.

  • (Ask him why your name was on those pages.) [+1 Emperor 💀]
  • (Offer your help.) [+1 High Priestess 🌙]

You see a flashback to Selena's childhood at the orphanage.


Choice: Prima… (You can ask all three questions in any order until you choose the last option. No effect on stats.)

  • Why did you leave your home?
  • Why did you choose this hotel?
  • Do you know the Tarot reader?
  • You’re strange. (Ends the conversation.)

Choice: You collected a…

  • Cute bouquet (💎10) [Your relationship with Mary improved.] (Note: The prompt appears later in this episode.)
  • Gorgeous bouquet (💎20) [+1 Redemption ⛓️] [Your relationship with Mary improved.] (Note: The stats and the prompt appear later in this episode.)
  • Modest bouquet (Free) (No effect on stats.)

Choice: You put on… (Do not affect anything. They are exclusively for your taste.)

  • An outfit suitable for the occasion (💎20)
  • An outfit to suit you (💎30)
  • A modest outfit (Free)

Choice: You managed to do a… (Do not affect anything. They are exclusively for your taste.)

  • Neat hairstyle (💎10)
  • Neat hairstyle (💎10)
  • Chic hairstyle (💎20)
  • Chic hairstyle (💎20)
  • Modest hairstyle (Free)

You see a flashback of Selena's parents' funeral.


Choice: … (You can only ask one question. No effect on stats.)

  • Tell me about Mr. Brown. (She says Mr. Brown offered her job when he got married.)
  • What happened between you and Josephine? (She says she doesn't want to talk about it.)
  • Did you and I know each other well? (She says yes, but that you rarely spoke.)

⛓️ Redemption Paths ⛓️

Path of Atonement: One of the nobles looked at Selena sympathetically. She decided something was going on between Selena and the deceased, and that was why she couldn’t contain her feelings.

Because Selena doesn’t seek Atonement, people judge her!: The nobles were obviously bothered and insulted by the loud noise. They began to snort and angrily discuss what had happened. Arrogant remarks were heard from everywhere.


Choice: … (You can ask all three questions in any order until you choose the last option. No effect on stats.)

  • How long have you been in Totspel?
  • What happened to your husband?
  • Did anything weird happen in your house?
  • I think you wanted to talk to me, Mrs. Brown. (Ends the conversation.)

Choice: “What should I do?”

  • (Put Amelie back in her place.) [-1 Redemption ⛓️]
  • (Swallow your pride and bring Amelie a drink.) [+1 Redemption ⛓️]

Choice: “Why is he staring like that?”

  • (Smile at him.) [Your relationship with Bert improved.]
  • (Show no emotion.) (No effect on stats.)

Choice: “What should I say?”

  • Why not? (💎20) [Your relationship with Bert improved.]
  • I’m tired. (No effect on stats.)

Total gem cost for Episode 3: 💎30 or 40 (+10~50 if you buy the premium outfit and/or hairstyle)

S1, Ep 4: The Weekend

On your day off, you’ve got to find time for a date, a fight, and some trouble.



Choice: I…

  • I want to believe. [+1 High Priestess 🌙]
  • I don’t. [+1 Emperor 💀]

Choice: You ate… (No effect on stats.)

  • Apple pie
  • Vegetable soup
  • Boiled eggs

Choice: You put on… (Do not affect anything. They are exclusively for your taste.)

  • Delicate dress (💎19)
  • Festive dress (💎31)
  • Simple dress (Free)

Choice: Hey! You’re mean!

  • (Feed the horse.) [The choice you made will have consequences later.]
  • (Don’t feed the horse.) [The choice you made will have consequences later.]

Choice: “What to say?”

  • (Agree.) (💎31) [You and Liam are getting a little closer.] (Two CG images)
  • (Refuse.) (No effect on stats.)

Choice: …

  • Doesn’t Liam and Josephine’s hobby seem strange to you? [Rob liked your observation skills.]
  • What’s your relationship with Liam? [Bert likes your interest.]
  • Could you paint my portrait? (No effect on stats.)

Choice: “Is the ball trying to show me something?”

  • (Take a closer look.) (💎19) [You got to know Mary a little better!] (CG image)
  • “No, I imagined it.” (No effect on stats.)

You see a free CG image of Selena/Lilith holding a crystal ball.


💎Choice: “Should I go to her?”

  • (Come up to her.) [Mary didn’t dare to speak up to you, but she wanted to establish contact.]
  • (It’s not worth it.) (No effect on stats.)

Choice: …

  • No, I want to look around some more. (💎19) [+2 Major Arcana 🎴] (You get the "The Hermit" and “The Hanged Man” Cards.) (Note: You will also get [+1 Redemption ⛓️] in the next episode if you choose this option.)
  • Yes, we can go. (No effect on stats.)

Choice: You chose… (No effect on stats, but if you choose "Ginger beer" or "Rum" you will unlock an extra scene with Bert at the end of the episode.)

  • Rice milk
  • Ginger beer
  • Rum

The path of High Priestess 🌙: Selena (Lilith) tells Parker she knows he is upset, but he needs to calm down. She then asks what is he accusing her of.

The path of Emperor 💀: Selena (Lilith) tells Parker not to dare touch her and for him to sleep it off before saying things like that.


Choice: Bert!

  • That’s enough! [+1 Emperor 💀]
  • Leave him alone! [+1 High Priestess 🌙]

Choice: …

  • (Buy Parker a drink.) [+1 Redemption ⛓️]
  • (Threaten him.) [-1 Redemption ⛓️]
  • (Leave the pub.) (No effect on stats.)

Choice: So, she answered Bert’s question:

  • Yes, I deserve that spit. [+1 Redemption ⛓️]
  • No, I didn’t deserve it. [-1 Redemption ⛓️]

❤️Bert's Romance Path❤️

Choice: She… (Only if you chose to drink "Ginger Beer" or "Rum" in the pub.)

  • Kissed him. [You and Bert are getting closer.]
  • Didn’t kiss him. (No effect on stats.)

Total gem cost for Episode 4: 💎69 (+19 or 31 if you buy the premium outfit)


S1, Ep 5: The Price of Secrets

Selena will lift the veil of secrets. She won’t be able to remain uninvolved anymore.


⚠️ TRIGGER WARNING: Depending if you took the 2 Major Arcana's in Episode 4 your playthrough may have a vague suicide scene later in this episode.



⏰Timed Choice!⏰: “What should I do now?”

  • (Pretend you’re waiting for Rob.) [Your relationship with Liam deteriorated.]
  • (Hide in the bathroom.) [Your relationship with Liam deteriorated.]
  • (Hide under the bed.) (No effect on stats.)
  • (Hide in the closet.) (No effect on stats.)

Choice: Hmm…

  • I feel it’s not that simple. [+1 High Priestess 🌙]
  • It’s hard to believe in such coincidences… [+1 Emperor 💀]

You see a flashback to Selena's childhood at the orphanage.


Choice: I…

  • I’ll consider your proposal. (No effect on stats.)
  • I’ll go my own way. [Your relationship with Rob deteriorated.]
  • You can count on my help. [Rob is grateful for your help.]

Choice: You put on… (Do not affect anything. They are exclusively for your taste.)

  • Strict outfit (💎22)
  • Festive outfit (💎28)
  • Servant clothing (Free)

Choice: Josephine did a… (Do not affect anything. They are exclusively for your taste.)

  • Cute hairstyle (💎8)
  • Cute hairstyle (💎8)
  • Wonderful haircut (💎22)
  • Wonderful haircut (💎22)
  • Modest hairstyle (Free)

Choice: I want to… (This may have an effect on the next choice.)

  • Ask for advice.
  • Confess.

Choice: …

  • I’m angry that I was punished for nothing. [-1 Redemption ⛓️ only if you chose "Ask for advice".]
  • I don’t understand why they keep me here. (No effect on stats.)
  • I’ll do anything to get out of here! [+1 Redemption ⛓️ only if you chose "Confess".]

If you got the "The Hermit" and “The Hanged Man” Cards in the previous episode you will see the cards again and you will have an extra scene and a flashback. [You saved the old man’s life!] [+1 Redemption ⛓️]


Choice: “I need to lie down, but that book haunts me…”

  • (Find out what’s hidden in it.) (💎8) [You learned about Totspel’s faith!] (CG images)
  • (Control your curiosity and go lie down.) (No effect on stats.)

⛓️ Redemption Paths ⛓️

Path of High Atonement: Josephine came to her senses and rushed to Lilith with tears in her eyes. She says she's sorry and takes Lilith to her office.

Path of Low Atonement: Josephine doesn't move and asks what's wrong with her. She then tells Rob to put Lilith on the couch. Liam appears angry at his sister for not trying to save Lilith.


Choice: Next to her was sitting…

  • Liam (💎22) [You and Liam are getting closer.]
  • Rob (💎22) [You and Rob are getting closer.]
  • Bert (💎22) [You and Bert are getting closer.] (Kiss scene)
  • No one. (Free) (No effect on stats.)

Total gem cost for Episode 5: 💎30 (+8~50 if you buy the premium outfit and/or hairstyle)


S1, Ep 6: TBC

Time to pay a visit to an old acquaintance, the most guileful lady in Totspel.


[New episodes of this story are currently being developed. Romance Club plans to release them from October 9 to October 12.]

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