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I hear you breathing Daniel. Do you hear me? Have you changed your mind?

Alexander taunting Daniel in the Morgue.

The Morgue is a side room of the Cistern Entrance where dead bodies are stored.


The Morgue was used by Alexander to store corpses, possibly using them for study. In order to survive the toxic fungi in the Sewer, it is necessary to get vaccinated with the blood from a day-old dead body lying on a table in the Morgue.

A note on a nearby table explains that the transfusion of blood from a person who has already had the vaccine will provide enough protection to pass through the sewers unharmed by the fungi. To get the vaccinated blood in your circulatory system, you must first use the hand drill to drill into the skull of the deceased lying on the table. After drilling a hole into the skull, you need to assemble a syringe using the Hollow Needle acquired earlier in the game and a Copper Tube found in the Morgue. After creating the syringe you can then use it to inject yourself with the blood.

Once you have been vaccinated, a Brute will start breaking down the door (can instantly destroy it if one tries to open the door) when you attempt to leave the room. You can avoid it by retreating into one of the two adjacent rooms. Both rooms contain a pile of corpses that will drain Daniel's Sanity; one room is large and contains a stone walkway around the perimeter, and the other is small with a low level of water on the floor. Either room can serve as an adequate hiding place. Despite the amount of light in the room with the stone walkway, there is a small staircase on the far side which Daniel can safely crouch behind. The room filled with water contains dark corners sufficient for hiding, granted Daniel doesn't make any sounds like jumping or walking while in the water.

If the brute kills Daniel the first time it makes its appearance, Daniel will respawn in the morgue's storage room. Once Daniel leaves the room, the brute will spawn in the medical examination room with the body. Simply run past the hallway leading to the examination room and exit the morgue to avoid the brute.


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Light sources[]

Not as dark as Refinery, Storage and Prison, but still should use some of lantern and Tinderboxes until you enter room with dead body. There are 13 Candles, 0 Torches, 3 Lamps and 0 Fires


1. Triggers at start of area

2. Triggers in room with copper tube

3. Same exact area as 2


"Do you see, Daniel? A whole other world – isn't it beautiful?"
The following section is written from an out-of-universe perspective.
  • The hallway to the right takes you to the main room. Here you will find a body on a table. Examining the corpse will tell you that it is no more than a day old.
  • Turning around, you will see two bookshelves in a corner of the room. The left one has a tinderbox; the right has a note explaining the need for a vaccine to protect against the poisonous fungi found in the Sewer.
  • The desk on the other side of the room has another note on it, mentioning that the vaccine successfully inoculated the prisoners and that an injection of vaccinated blood is enough to get through the Sewer. We now know what we must do: find a way to inject ourselves with the blood of the dead man on the table.
    • A tinderbox is in the middle drawer and a bottle of laudanum in the bottom drawer of the desk.
  • The two other rooms in the area are filled with corpses. Standing in these rooms slowly drains sanity, and there are no items in either room.
  • Go back out into the hallway and take a right. At the end is a storage room.
    • Just like the corpse rooms from before, staying inside the room drains sanity.
    • On the shelf to left is the Copper Tube, the item you need to inject yourself.
    • Higher on the shelf is another bottle of laudanum.
    • A tinderbox is among the overturned shelf.
  • Return to the other room and use the Hand Drill on the corpse's head to make a hole in its skull. Then, combine the Copper Tube with the Hollow Needle and insert the resulting Syringe into the hole. Touch the Syringe to inject yourself, which will cause you to black out. When you wake up, you will have only 40 sanity left if you had more than that before the injection.
  • When you approach the door to leave, a Brute will spawn and start to break down the door. You will have to hide in one of the corpse rooms.
    • The larger of the two is recommended, as it is more well-lit. Additionally, the smaller room has water, which makes your footsteps much more easily heard.
    • As previously mentioned, being in either room drains sanity, but you have nowhere else to hide. Stay in the light to minimize sanity drain.
    • Because of the injection, your sanity is very likely to reach "..." if you do not take the time to regenerate some sanity right after the injection. This puts you at risk of dropping to 0 sanity and alerting the Brute, or dying if playing on Hard mode.
    • Make sure to close both doors before the Brute comes in. It approaches both doors, which open outward, so leaving them open causes the Brute to bash them down, as they are in its way. If this happens, you will have to spend more time hiding, which means more sanity lost.
    • Listening for the Brute is very important, so you can tell when it is safe to come out.
  • After the Brute leaves, return to the Entrance to Cistern. You will now be able to pass through the poisonous cloud unharmed.


Puzzle items[]


  • Taking the left path in the corridor will lead you to the room where you find the copper tube. In here, a tinderbox can be found on the floor in the middle of a fallen-over shelf.(109)
  • Two tinderboxes can be found in the room with the dead body from where you get the vaccine. One of them is in a bookshelf and the other is in a desk.(110 & 111)


There are no oil canisters in this area.
There are no oil barrels in this area.


  • In the room where you find the copper tube.
  • In a desk in the room with the dead body that you need to inject blood from.


  • Plague Outbreak – found on a bookshelf in the room with the dead man from which you gather the vaccine.
  • Vaccine Trials – found on a desk in the room with the dead man from which you gather the vaccine.
  • A Memory Capsule is inside a desk in the room with the body on the table from which you gather the vaccine.


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Dead body lying on the table in the Morgue.

  • If Daniel has over 40 sanity when he takes the injection, his sanity will be forced to 40 ("Head is pounding and hands are shaking"). This occurs even if his sanity is set to a value over the normal maximum of 100.
  • If the Brute has killed Daniel for a second time, the Shadow will consume the area.
  • Despite the horrific effect of the Brute tearing down the door, it doesn't actually spawn until after the door is torn down (as indicated by the Brute spawning noise only occurring just after the door is smashed in). However, attempting to open the door will result in the Brute spawning immediately just outside the door and destroying the door immediately.
  • The music heard in the Morgue is the same one heard in the Wine Cellar and Prison – Northern Block.
  • In this level, Daniel will have his first dangerous encounter with a Brute. In fact, it corresponds closely to the first dangerous encounter with a Grunt in the Guest Room.
  • Flowers can be found in the big room with the staircase Daniel can crouch behind. In a loading screen, it mentions that Alexander was able to make flowers grow inside Brennenburg, maybe as a part of the Amnesia mixture or some other experiment.


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