It amazes me that I can, after so much time replaying Rule of Rose, still come across an experience that is new to me.
Just a few minutes ago I realized that I had, in the “Bird of Happiness” chapter, always just followed the drawings of the red bird on the walls and let them lead me straight through places like the Sector 9 Turbine Area without stopping to explore. Or had followed Brown straight through the area, after using the “find” function on the red feather, without bothering to explore.
So I decided to check out the Starboard Livestock Room (which connects to the Sector 9 Turbine Area). And as I approached its door, Eleanor came out of it!
I expect that this has already been experienced by some of you, but it was absolutely new to me!
Eleanor was holding her empty bird cage and looking around.
Pressing “x” while standing in front of her, she says (in text only):
No, it’s not here either… The red bird…
If you keep pressing “x” you can also get Eleanor to say (in text only):
Where did it go…? The red bird…
If you enter the Starboard Livestock Room, Eleanor will be gone when you exit.
The Port Livestock Room is somewhere else I hadn’t been previously in this chapter, and the disruption of the area where Wendy had kept Peter is quite extreme. I’ll describe it in another blog-post.
And I guess I have a few other areas to explore nearby. Maybe some new surprises await!