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Real-time dialogue[]

This is for all Alexander dialogue that takes place in real-time during Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

  • "Is he safe? Well, it's for his own good." – Alexander murmurs this while Daniel wanders the Prison Northern Block, not realising he can hear the thoughts.
  • "Soon it will be ready. Let there be enough time." – Alexander is in the Orb Chamber still making final preparations for the ritual to return to his home-world.
  • "He escaped!? Where is he now?" – He shouts this when Daniel is making progress in the corridors while evading his Gatherers.
  • "Daniel, is that you? What are you doing?" – Alexander communicates with Daniel who is busy repairing machinery in Control Room.
  • "I hear you breathing Daniel. Do you hear me? Have you changed your mind?" – Alexander talks via telepathy to Daniel when enters the Morgue.
  • "Daniel! Turn around this instant. You are carrying the Shadow with you!" – Alexander becomes frantic as the Guardian comes nearer. As Daniel goes deep into the Sewers the Shadow following him is breaking down reality and killing his monstrous servants.
  • "Is this guilt I'm witnessing, Daniel? If so, blame yourself. You started this. You sent me that letter asking for help and this is how you repay me? How dare you!" – Alexander expresses his outrage as Daniel explores the Chancel.
  • "Daniel. You have gone too far. I have to stop you. I can't let you proceed any further. I'm sorry, my friend." – Alexander threatening Daniel after he opens the doors to allow him access to the rest of the Nave.
  • "What are my intentions, Daniel? Salvation. It used to be yours. But now you only seek misplaced revenge. How do you justify your violence? Is it for the greater good? Are you doing the world a service? It is you who caused all this pain and death. If you had accepted your fate and submitted to the Orb when you first discovered it, none of this would have happened. It is curiosity in league with your selfishness that is killing us both." – Alexander talks via telepathy to Daniel when enters the Choir Main Hall.
  • "You had me worried. Quite frankly, I'm not sure what to do with you. I hold no grudge against you, Daniel. We are so very much the same, you and I. Did you really drink from the Amnesia mixture? It does explain so much of your behaviour. You never did finish what you set out to do. You talked about redemption. How you would face the Orb's Shadow and save our work – and me? I will grant you another chance to redeem yourself. You can wait here and stop the Shadow. Thank you – friend." – Alexander giving Daniel an ultimatum in the prison cells, hoping he'll offer himself up as a sacrifice to the vengeful Shadow so he can use its orb and escape this world.

Orb ritual dialogue[]

  • "I was wondering if you were going to show up." – Alexander speaking directly to Daniel in person as he enters the Inner Sanctum's Orb Chamber.
  • "I see Agrippa convinced you to run some errands. Tell me, is everything nice and clear now? Am I the villain? Good and evil. Such comforting concepts – but hardly applicable. Are you so blind that you see no good in me? Or evil in Agrippa?" – Only spoken if Daniel has made Weyer's Tonic for Agrippa.
  • "It saddens me to see you filled with such hate. Is vengeance really what you seek? I hoped you of all people could appreciate the grave nature of this situation. After all, it has always been your life we were fighting for. Isn't it worth a little... sacrifice? Come, help me finish the ritual. There's still time before the shadow catches up with you." – Spoken if Daniel has not completely created the tonic for Agrippa.
  • "Do you see, Daniel? A whole other world – isn't it beautiful? I can finally return... home. But you... I am sorry Daniel. You won't be able to enter. You are still tainted – branded by the Shadow. It will consume you either way." – Alexander remarks his departure to his home-world as the portal opens and apologises to Daniel that he cannot escape his fate.
  • "No, don't do that." – Spoken when Daniel topples over the first pylon.
  • "I realise, you doubt my intentions. Why would I take such extreme measures to save your life? Maybe, I'm saving mine too." – Alexander tries to distract Daniel while he continues with the ritual.
  • "Stop it Daniel, you are ruining it. We are so close – I beg you." – Uttered when Daniel knocks down the second pylon.
  • "I'm just like you, Daniel. A prisoner of circumstance. Trapped in a world I no longer recognise. As you gain your freedom, will you deny me mine? We are so close now. Closer than I've been for centuries." – Alexander becomes increasingly desperate and pleads with Daniel to let him finish the ritual.

Ending dialogue[]

  • "Thank you my friend. Your sacrifice wont be forgotten. You will be celebrated, forever!" – Alexander thanking Daniel after he successfully returns home, while the hapless young man is devoured by the Shadow.
  • "No, you fool! You have ruined us!" – Alexander expresses his horror and bewilderment as Daniel throws in Agrippa's head before Alex can enter the portal, as they are both consumed together by the Shadow for abusing the orb's power.
  • "No, you fool! You killed us – You killed us both!" – Alexander screaming when Daniel topples the last pillar and ruins the ritual, dissolving Alexander in a blue light.


This is for all Alexander voiced lines that are placed in the past during Amnesia: The Dark Descent, i.e. flashbacks.

Inner Sanctum[]

"Alexander, is it inside the castle?"
"In a manner of speaking. Come, bring the lamp. You've been to the refinery have you not?"
"I don't believe I have. Is it connected to the... what did you call it?"
"The inner sanctum - my most precious chamber, Daniel. And it lies well beyond the refinery. In fact... it lies beneath the very stone of Brennenburg."
Alexander bringing Daniel to the Refinery.


"Hmmm... There should be more Cuprite. Let me see, let me see... And one part Aqua Fortis."
Alexander trying to create artificial Vitae.

Castle Infrastructure[]

"Much of the castle is old and hasn't been tended to for centuries. When the shadow arrives, it won't take long until things start falling apart."
"We are just buying time anyway. Let's do what we can."
"There isn't much to be done about the wards. We should reinforce weak structures. The ground will tremble and there is a risk everything will cave in on us - especially downstairs. Here... here... and there. Let's get the servants working on it."
Alexander discussing the structural reinforcement of Brennenburg in anticipation of the Shadow's arrival.

Book Puzzle[]

"You have to be swift - when you activate the first one... [clicking stops] You hear that? If it stops, you'll have to start over."
"Isn't all this a bit... excessive?"
"You can never be too careful, Daniel."
Alexander explaining how to access the hidden room in the Archives.


"It sure is dark in here."
"Yes, and there is a good reason for it. But you can light the lamp now if you wish."
"What’s the reason? For the darkness, that is."
"Stay close – be careful not to stray."
"What’s the reason? Why is it so dark?"
"Pay attention, Daniel. It’s important that you keep going straight and make sure not to stray."
Alexander showing Daniel around the Refinery.

Animal Vitae[]

"Let’s see what you have to offer."
[sawing noises; grunting]
"Ugh… what a mess. I should have sharpened the saw. But I can sense it. It’s definitely there."
Alexander trying to extract Vitae from animals.


[gasp] "What?"
"Still having nightmares, I see."
"Yes, I can't shake them. They come every night."
"We'll put a stop to them. You'll see."
Alexander waking Daniel from a nightmare.


"You have an ascending room! Will it take us to the inner sanctum?"
"It will definitely take care of the vertical part of our journey. So, you have ridden an elevator before?"
"Yes, the Colosseum at Regent’s Park has one. It takes you to the gallery where you can view the panorama."
[chains clinking]
"Good. This ride might be a little longer – and in the other direction."
[lever pulling; elevator rumbling]
Alexander showing Daniel the Elevator.


"Come – this way."
"What was that?"
"Forgive me. I should have warned you. One of my responsibilities as a baron is that of a prison warden. This is where criminals are locked up."
"Like a dungeon?"
"Very much so. Come – don’t linger."
Alexander leading Daniel through the Prison.


"So you use the drain sewers as a means of transport?"
"Yes - they were built to divert water from an underground spring and are quite spacious. It seemed only natural to incorporate it into the overall structure."
"But we won’t be using it."
"Not today. The flow is seasonal and when the spring runs dry, the damp tunnels produce a rather poisonous type of fungi. There is an antidote of course - but we won’t be bothering with it today. Come, this way instead. We’re almost there."
Alexander showing Daniel the Cistern Entrance.


"You are conserving water from the spring."
"Yes, it enables me to control the water in the drain sewers to some extent. Also, it can be used for all sorts of purposes."
"Like for drinking."
"Well, that too. But mostly to run different machines."
"Ahh… like water mills."
Alexander showing Daniel the Cistern.


"Do you see Daniel? It has yielded."
"The shadow."
"It has?"
"For now. Come; let’s get this out of here so we can get some peace."
"Yes, lets. Where to?"
"Just down the corridor. To the morgue."
"Are there more – dead men there?"
"You did well, Daniel. Come, let’s get going."
Alexander and Daniel, on their way to the Morgue.

Torture Methods[]

"These cells are meant to hold prisoners who are under treatment. The people you send for will end up here. Remember that the confinement itself works as a preamble to the torture and you should pace yourself. Don’t take anyone before they are ready."
"Sounds from the torture chambers are shuffled in through those pipes in the ceiling. Manage your victims well and let one prisoner’s pain instill terror in his cellmate."
Alexander explaining torture practices to Daniel.


"How much more, Baron? How much more am I supposed to withstand? Kill me already! Kill me!"
"This one, prepare him."
Alexander recommending a broken torture victim for Daniel to prepare.

Arsonist: Preparation[]

"Let me go, you brute!" [grunts]
"The Cradle is ready."
"You? You're a man… How can you partake in this!?"
"Is he alright?"
"He is one of the wicked. Don’t pay his lies any attention."
"I’m not a bad man. It was an accident…"
"He set a man on fire."
"It wasn’t my fault! Why won’t anyone listen!?"
"That’s horrible."
"Of course – we are dealing with monsters here."
Alexander justifying their actions to Daniel, while preparing the arsonist prisoner for torture.


"The wheel is good for keeping your victim still during the procedure. They can be bound around the circumference or simply stretched across, tying limbs to the spokes and rim. All tools are, by this point, useful and you may administer the torture in any way you like. But the forte of the wheel is the gaps. When you have decided that the victim shall die, you can smash their limbs with a hammer, making them fold in between the frame."
"But they’ll die – too quickly, I mean."
"No, don’t worry. The human body is much more resilient. They can survive for days until they finally succumb."
Alexander explaining torture practices to Daniel.

Journey to Sanctum 6[]

"Just a little further."
"It’s like Orpheus descending into the underworld!"
"Are you hiding something?"
"What do you mean?"
"Never mind. Your intuition is – remarkable."
"I’m not sure I’m following."
"It doesn’t matter. It’s just a myth after all."
Alexander and Daniel entering the Chancel.


"Agrippa? I need you to stay awake. Can you feel the syringe?"
"No, I can’t feel anything. Alexander?"
"Soon, I won’t even be able to move, will I?"
"Your life is safe."
"I don’t doubt that - but will it be worth living?"
Alexander putting Agrippa's consciousness inside of a rotted husk.


This is for all Alexander lines in writing from Amnesia: The Dark Descent, i.e. from notes and such.

Cryptic Letter[]

Quoted from Daniel's diary entries.

I know. I can protect you. Come to Brennenburg castle.

Regarding Closing of the Wine Cellar[]

Wilhelm and his fools have endangered my research long enough with their absentminded handling of the human vessels. The sheriff is keeping a watchful eye on the forest and is killing my trusty servants. It's just a matter of time until they follow the trail to Brennenburg. I need to lock Wilhelm and his men up to avoid further investigation from the public. The wine cellar will therefore be sealed off until the matter has been handled. Either the king's men leave or they will starve. Whatever comes first - they can rot for all I care.

Maybe I will feed them some wine, it would in a sense solve both of my problems.

Early Alchemy Experiment[]

This is my third attempt to produce artificial Vitae. The former compounds lacked the potency I need, but I sense I'm close. Calamine and Orpiment are a given and the Cuprite binds them well. This time I will attempt Aqua Regia instead of Aqua Fortis in hope it will produce a more even solution.

The experiment was unsuccessful. The solution is highly acidic and proves impractical to put to any use except as a detergent. Organic tissue reacts especially violently to the solution and should be handled with the greatest care. I might be able to use the recipe, but I'm losing hope that I will find an alchemic solution to my predicament.

Chemical Relocation[]

The lack of a chimney to properly vent the fumes from my most recent experiments has taken its toll on many of my less stable ingredients in storage. Some seem unaffected, but many are stained by the fumes and will be difficult to salvage. I shall do what I can and move them to the wine cellar.

In Case of a Missing Rod[]

If a full set of three rods is unavailable, there is one rod in the inner Study rooms which might work in case the elevator breaks down again. Unless it is absolutely necessary, always use the spare rods in the storage before using a mended one.

Animal Experiment[]

Canis Lupus Familiaris - 1658, April 12

After a short study it is clear that the agitation found among humans can be found in the dog. Fear and pain induce stress which seems to trigger an endogenous response, causing the animal to burst with energy. I believe that the catalyst is produced in the brain. It is difficult to determine exactly where and what it is, but I can sense it, it reeks of cosmic genesis.

There is an inherent problem in harvesting this energy since the creature is bound to die from the exercise. I must refine this process of torture to enable any real work to be done. More experiments must be performed, but it seems that only human beings are able to produce the amount necessary. It might be their ability to appreciate the severity of the process that ultimately augments their experience of terror.

Anatomy Frontiers[]

1658, January 9

Further disappointment. The antiquarian's latest findings yielded nothing. I'm still unable to grasp the inner workings of life and its relation to the power I sense within it. I shall pursue more books on the subject, but I suspect it will be in vain. Since no research has been made in my particular interest I must attempt to fill that void myself. Clearly humans emanate more of the energy I seek, but I hope animals will suffice as they would prove less of a hassle to acquire.

Elevator Machine Instructions[]

If the elevator breaks down again, make sure to use the steam engine to build up pressure before channeling it into the machinery.

Adjust the levers to get the right amount of pressure inside the chamber. The meters should read: Up 8 & Down 8.

Make sure the flow is set according to the following chart:

- Trinity Steam Set Functions

- Four-phase Amplitude

- Complete Steam Flow Cycle

Note that the machine will not check proper configuration until all rods are inserted.

Machine Equipment Memo[]

Note that there are only two spare rods left in the storage for the elevator machinery. Make sure to only discard the ones which are badly damaged and keep the others in the inner Study rooms in case all three would crack again.


13th January, 1799

The work I have put into this machine is unequaled by the reasoning of any man. The thought that generations of men have passed away since I first attempted to reconstruct the design is most tiring. The limitations of this world have made my work incredibly difficult. It has forced me to build the thing almost a hundred times larger than the delicate contraption it tries to emulate.

Not to mention the flow of tamed lightning crudely replaced by pressured steam pushing its way through pipes and turbines. It shames me to think of what the inventor would have thought of my monster. Where he works with a magnifying glass to carefully fix all the parts, I push five men to erect a tower of wrought iron in the hope it will have even the tiniest hint of the power found in a Traveler's Locket.

Plague Outbreak[]

The strange deaths among the servants and the prisoners have finally been resolved. It seems that the drain sewer which has recently been opened up for use as a means of transport is plagued by a peculiar poisonous fungi.

The victims seem to have suffered an extremely quick outbreak of sickness affecting the entire body. Some of my men, including myself, are blissfully spared by this calamity but it is clear that this cripples my progress. The prisoners die quickly and their contaminated vitae lacks the energy I seek.

I shall immediately start working on a vaccine.

Vaccine Trials[]

The vaccine enabling my men to work in the fungi-ridden sewer is a definite success. Unfortunately, only a few of the servants have been remedied as the procedure proved difficult. The others will perish, and eventually I will have to create more of them to keep my experiments running.

Note that an injection of vaccinated blood will work as a shield long enough to pass the sewers without any risk of infection. It will do fine for prisoner transport.

Agrippa Channels Weyer[]

Weyer taunts me from the other side. I trusted him with my true reason for my efforts and still he insists on me releasing Agrippa. How an enlightened man can show such lack of compassion in a seat of power disgusts me. I can't bring myself to part from Agrippa as he is and has been for centuries my only link to the worlds beyond.

Weyer claims he tries his best to release me from my banishment, but that he needs me to give him Agrippa first so he too can help. If he could guarantee success, I would happily oblige, but how am I to part from him if my return might be denied. I know what they are capable of, I have seen their deception.

Optimism is a most hopeless feeling, but I must retain it. I shall prepare for his release.

To release Agrippa without killing him, Weyer told me to feed him a tonic made from a paralyzer, vitae, and Tampter.

The poisonous fungi should work as a paralyzer if I can find the internal gland from a large specimen. The Choir seems to be a fertile grounds for this sort. I should then be able to extract its contents with the proper tools.

The vitae could be extracted as usual from any agonized human victim's blood. I just need large amounts to distill it properly. Remember to collect this during the next torture session.

Tampter on the other hand will prove more difficult. I don't think it exists in this world. Simply writing the word with these letters looks wrong. I believe it's a property of the secretion in the water dwelling Kaernk. I will have to address Weyer with this as he will have to supply me with a host. Also a properly prepared well should suffice to contain it.

The Shattered Orb[]

All is lost. I must once again start over. Ever since I recovered the Orb first found by Agrippa, I have depended on it for my research. The incident with Wilhelm made me most impetuous. Fearing a paucity of prisoners, I proceeded with the Final Ritual without proper foresight. The Orb cracked and fell into six parts.

I have tried everything, but have of yet to mend the thing. Unless I can think of a way to piece it together, I will have to find another. There is still life in the pieces and even if the Orb isn't restored, I might be able to salvage some of its power for some other purpose.

Centuries have past in vain and I begin to wonder if I will ever be able to see my love again. How much longer can I sustain my life?

Notes on Torture[]

There are quite a few things to be said about torture. I had figured that the reaction I would get from the victims would be highly individual. Thankfully this is not the case. The humans all have a very similar approach to dealing with physical pain and the terror of anticipation.

I can't stress enough the importance of restraining the victims before proceeding. Even the most timid creature can break out in fits of violence where their strength exceeds their expected prowess. If proper care has been put into breaking the victim, this should not be a problem, but it will also hinder the effect I am after. The right steps to take are, therefore: to restrain while the victim is still dazed, proceed by presenting the form of torture you are about to apply, and then to continue with the actual act.

The point of presentation is to infuse terror. The human mind is extremely efficient, as it will trigger itself into greater fear simply by imagining it. While applying pain, make sure to avoid massive damage as it will prove more efficient if the process can be sustained. Also, apply the pain in doses, if possible with breaks to let the body settle. If you are whipping or cutting the victim, strike once, wait for the pain to subdue, then strike again.

As long as the body suffers it will continue to produce the vitae and saturate the blood with its properties. Only with careful performance will the victim yield maximum effect. If the victim doesn't behave as expected, it is likely that all will be for naught. Before this happens, feed them the Amnesia drink and try again later.