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Musician

The Musician is a major character in Darkwood. He is a resident of the forest who is changing due to the Plague. He can ultimately help the Protagonist eventually get out of the forest depending on the choices made early on.

Chapter 1 Edit

The Musician after the Chicken Lady has been spoken to for the first time, fiddling away in disturbing fashion on his instrument in front of the Chicken Lady's House in The Village, much to the annoyance of the Chicken Lady.

The Musician fancies the Pretty Lady and wants to "save" her from the Chicken Lady. To do this, he wants the Key to her locked room, which he believes could be found in Mr Janek's House.

The Protagonist has to choose whether to hand over the key to the Musician or to Wolfman. If the key is given to the Musician, he will still request the player to fetch him a Violin from his parents' house before revealing the Doctor's location.

If the Protagonist retrieves him the Violin, the Musician will deduce that if his mother consented in lending him the violin, then his parents are no longer angry with him. He decides to move back to his parents' house in Old Woods and invites the Protagonist to meet him there.

If the Protagonist appeared to have killed his parents (in the form of two Red Chompers), the Musician will stand outside the house, weeping, aware of the Protagonist's doing, and unwilling to talk to him again. Two graves can be found in front of him, containing his parent's bodies, though no Shovel can be found.

The Musician will be found torn in half on the floor of the house with a Red Chomper standing over him. On his corpse will be the violin.

Chapter 2 Edit

Alpha 9.1 - If the player chooses to kill The Sow in Chapter 1, and assuming the Musician survives the events of this chapter (it is not known any longer whether or not the Musician is guaranteed to die as a result of pursuing his questline), the Musician makes a final appearance in the Swamp. After the player retrieves the Child from the Mushroom Granny, upon returning to the Hideout they will find the metal door in the room adjacent to the workbench area unlocked, and a small light inside the room turned on. Upon entry, the player's health will begin to drop rather quickly (presumably to prevent players from camping at night behind the otherwise indestructible metal door), and investigating the very corner of the room will reveal the Musician, who was hiding there after being expelled from the camp with the other Villagers. Currently, he can be shown no items at this point in the game, nor does he offer any particularly useful information, other than a bit of post-chapter 1 lore.

If you let the Musician stay in your Hideout, he will capture a Rat after a couple of nights. Later on, you find him playing with a Ping Pong ball, which the protagonist can keep or return to him.

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Epilogue Edit

If the player has not interacted with the Musician after his encounter at The Chicken Lady's House, and manages to achieve the "True Ending," then it is stated that the Musician managed to escape the inferno and is speculated to have been rescued. This happens as well if you follow his quest-line but kill his parents.

Showing Items Edit

In the conversation screen the Protagonist can show various story items to the Musician.

  • Key: The Musician thanks the Protagonist sincerely and hands him the Chestnut Doll. He wants to visit the Pretty Lady to play her songs, but doesn't want to do so without a proper, well-tuned Violin, and requests the Protagonist to go fetch it for him from the Creepy House. He also asks to give to his mother the Card that he made for her.

Trivia Edit

  • If the Musician gets killed and the Chicken Lady is notified, she appears to be sorrowful.
  • If the Key is given to the Musician and the Protagonist has a full inventory, he will drop the Card received on the ground.
  • The Musician is playing the nursery rhyme "Frère Jacques", with some mistakes.
  • After Chapter 2, the Musician's appearance becomes significantly less child-like, and he remarks to the Protagonist that he has "grown a lot" recently, implying that his condition is advancing. The rift on the top of his head is similar to that of dormant Red Chompers, the final stage of the Plague.
  • The doll which face he wears can be found outside the Doctors house in the prologue, with its face carved off.

Gallery Edit

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