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How To Convince The Crew To Vote For Your Plan In Act 2 Of Return To Monkey Island

So you managed to get a job, it was fast! The problem? It’s like the Schwabbie on board LeChuck’s ship of the damned – Return to Monkey Island really puts you in danger, doesn’t it?


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In the second act of this game, you are imprisoned on LeChuck’s ship, and it’s up to you to find a way to revise her plan, keep your identity a secret, and ingratiate yourself with your new colleagues. It might be tough, especially since LeChuck himself is on board – but don’t worry, with our help, the mysteries of this act will become clear to you.


How to get out of the hold

Look around you and examine the chickens and objects around you. open the box and meet murray, the iconic talking skull from games past. He will reveal to you that he is the spy aboard LeChuck’s ship for Captain Madison in Mêlée.

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Pick up the brochurea hand full chicken feed out of the bin left and finally your mop On the right side. Wipe off the fat mound at the end of the ladder, and it is cleverly replaced with a new one. With the greasy mop in hand, wipe the three screws in the porthole on the opposite wall.

Now that the screws are greased, you will be able to remove them with the ceremonial knife. Once all three screws are out, the porthole will fall off. Now if you try to escape Guybrush will say it’s too narrow to get through, so take the mop back and Transfer some fat from the floor to the porthole. Do this altogether 3 times to get the porthole sufficiently greasy.

In casual mode, all you have to do is wipe the porthole that is already open. No screws need to be loosened.

Meander along to the right of the ship and Use the rope ladder to climb over the railing of the ship. Head right to face LeChuck and the rest of his undead crew. He reveals that He has the map to the mystery of Monkey Island and that he will keep it locked in his cabin. He will also instruct you to do this obtaining a flattened skull.

This is how you get a flattened skull

Go to the right side of the deck, talk to the crew if you wish and go down into the ship. Head left – you’ll be grabbed out of the hold and thrown back in without further ado – luckily that’s where we were headed anyway! Pick up Murray. He doesn’t meet the requirements for the puzzle – he is not flat – but you might as well take an old pal with you!

Make another loop – out of the porthole, over the railing and back into the ship. This time, Examine the washing machine at the front of the screen – it will fall apart. To fix the washing machine, use the three screws that you took out of the porthole earlier. You can see where this is going, right? Put Murray in the washing machine and you will end up with a perfectly flattened skull.

Go back to the deck and Throw Murray in the cauldron – don’t worry, after a cutscene you’ll have it right back in your inventory!

In casual mode, you don’t have to bother putting the mangle back together. It remains fully functional.

Formulate a new plan

As you explore the deck, you’ll find that you can now mess around near the steering wheel and head to the Crow’s Nest. You also have a free hand inside the ship.

Go up to the crow’s nestand you will be able to Use the binoculars On the right side. Click the arrow on the right side of the screen to Rotate the binoculars all the way to the right, and you’ll spy on another ship crewed by the new pirate leaders – Captain Madison and her cronies. Some quick conclusions will let you learn they are Also on her way to Monkey Island, and her potion is missing only one ingredient – a flattened skull.

A new plan emerges – Help them complete their potion and follow their ship to Monkey Island. You must too steal LeChuck’s map to the secret so he can’t get his hands on it.

Go back to the mast and talk to Iron Rose. You’ll find that if you want Guybrush’s new plan to go ahead, you’ll have to hold a vote and have the entire crew vote in favor of it. At the moment they all vote no. There are five crew members to convince: Iron Rose herself, Flair Gorey, Putra, Flambe and Apple Bob.

This is how you get the crew to vote for your plan

Talk to each crew member about what it would take for them to vote for your plan.

  • Iron Rose is at the boiler. Your problem is that She has a crisis of faith over her loyalty to LeChuck and his mission. Restoring her faith would automatically make her go to Monkey Island.
  • AppleBob is the one hanging upside down near the cauldron. He wants some entertainment.
  • flame is in the crow’s nest. He wants a burned Alaskaa dish he loves, only when Putra makes it it’s not spicy enough.
  • Flair Gorey Located inside the ship, near the entrance to the hold. She lost her grandmother’s whale knife and would like to find it.
  • Putra is in the galley. She just always votes with Iron Rose. Convince Iron Rose and you’ve convinced Putra by default.

Talking to the crew also uncovers a few problems – which of course you have to solve yourself.

  • Flambe has a joke book that would meet Apple Bob’s need for entertainment, but he’s not going to let it go easily.
  • Putra knows how to cook a burnt Alaska but refuses to do it because she is one cookno cookand her request for promotion is repeatedly denied.
  • Flair Gorey’s knife is stuck in Gullet’s backand Gullet was thrown overboard.

Time to get some items! While talking to Putra, she should have hit her registration form on the table in the galley – pick it up and offer to help her with it. While you’re there, examine the pepper shaker to learn about Demon Pepper, something that would make a Scorched Alaska the perfect heat level for Flambe.

In casual mode, the peppershake is not empty, so this hint can be ignored!

From Flair, go to the right of the ship and enter LeChuck’s quarters. You will automatically start talking to him and eventually be booted out of the room. Backtrack and you can actually interact with things in the room – but not much, as LeChuck will tell you, especially if you examine the map on the desk.

If you try to make LeChuck Putra’s request for promotion, he will immediately reject it and state that he will not sign it. Try to leave, and he’ll give you a test report to fill out and tell you to write Iron Rose’s initials on it. You need to Find five messes on the ship for reporting – Use the Schwabbie report on each of them:

  • That greasy porthole that you used to escape the hold counts as one.
  • Give the chicken feed you got at the beginning of the act to the ghost chicken to the right of the hold. Exit the hold and return to find something… chicken splash. Add it to the report.
  • choose something everything in the galley. Guybrush adds the entire room to the report.
  • That Potion residue on deck can also be added to the report.
  • Add insult to injury by adding esophagus, stuck in the rudder, for reporting. To get there, exit the hold through the porthole and examine the rudder to the left instead of going right. While you’re here, retrieve Flair Gorey’s grandmother’s Whale Knife from Gullet’s back.

Give the completed report to Iron Roseand she will return it to you with a whole stack of papers. Combine this stack of papers with the application for promotionand give the resulting stack LeChuck sign. This will give you one signed doctoral application, which you should immediately hand over to Putra. Pass the en route knife you pulled from gullet’s back to flair gorey – that is one vote secured!

While this doesn’t get Putra to vote with you, you can now get her to cook you one Scorched Alaska. Go to the deck and Use your ceremonial knife on the torch next to the cannon. you get one burning tip – combine this with your Scorched Alaska. That’s exactly what you need to keep Flambe happy. Not only that, he’ll also drop the joke book he’s going to lend you. Two votes secured!

In casual mode, Putra’s pepper shaker is not empty, and she will apply the demon pepper directly to the burned Alaska, eliminating the need to get the torch and pair it with the dessert.

Give the book to Apple Bob. That was easy, three votes secured! All that remains now is to convince Iron Rose to believe in LeChuck again. It’s easier than you might think – just give her the teaching brochure which you picked up in the hold at the beginning of the act. Four and five votes secured!

If you can’t give the brochure to Iron Rose, you may have to talk to her more about her vision of LeChuck to first learn about her disillusionment.

Climb the stairs to the steering wheel and take a look at the bell. Ringing once starts a vote, but ringing twice in quick succession gathers the entire crew around the cauldron, including LeChuck. For now, just ring once. The crew will gather, vote and approve your plan. That’s a goal sorted!

How to steal LeChuck’s card

Now, Ring twice in quick succession. LeChuck will come out of his cabin to yell at the crew.

While the crew is distracted, head down into the ship and into LeChuck’s quarters. To get that Map on the desk, swap it with the mop handle tree map which you received from Wally in the previous act.

How to complete Captain Madison’s potion

Now it’s time to bring Murray’s crushed skull to Captain Madison.

That’s easy enough – straight slide it into the cannon and light it. A short cutscene will play, during which Guybrush gets into big trouble again.

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