Ritual Guide – The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan

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After you’ve explored with Brad in the Finding Friends chapter you will switch perspectives, and control, to Fliss. Fliss is still exploring the Abandoned Ship, but things are quickly getting a lot stranger. Use our Ritual guide for Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan to successfully make your way through this chapter.


  • There are four collectibles in this chapter:
    • White Framed Picture #4: Keelhaul.
    • Chemical Leak.
    • Broken Wires.
    • Cargo Ship Manual.
  • Choices made in this chapter do impact the outcome of the game.

Rituals (Playing Fliss)

When you start the Ritual chapter you will take control of Fliss. Walk down the hallway and you will see ghost Brad appear. Continue forward until you get attacked by ghosts. This triggers a QTE – Circle, Square, Circle. The outcome of this QTE doesn’t matter much since you see a cutscene which results in you reaching the Ballroom regardless. Before entering I recommend making a Backup Save.

There is a secret timer running when you enter the ballroom. This timer counts down to your doom. If you fail this area you will fail keeping everyone alive in the game. This is why I recommend making a backup save before entering.

Collectible: White Framed Picture #3: Keelhaul

Image showing the location of the White Framed Picture #4 Keelhaul.
The Keelhaul collectible.

Head to the right of the stage and into the room with its door open. Inside this room on the wall is the White Framed Picture #4: Keelhaul. After you grab this collectible walk back to the door and pull the lever to the right of it. This opens the stage. Go through the now open stage into the backstage area and exit through the door there. Fliss goes onto the balcony which helps clear her head, turning the ship back to normal. This allows us to grab a number of collectibles.

Collectible: Secret #38: Chemical Leak

Image showing the Secret #38 Chemical Leak location.
The Chemical Leak collectible.

In the backstage area open the box that was formerly a the casket. This unlocks the Chemical Leak secret (if you’ve been following the guide up to this point you will unlock the For a Dollar He Told Me His Secrets Achievement/Trophy).

Collectible: Secret #37: Broken Wires

Image showing the location of Secret #37 Broken Wires.
The Broken Wires collectible.

Leave the backstage area and head out into the ballroom. Look to the right wall, second alcove, to find a swinging broken wire. Inspect the wire. When you do this you will unlock the Broken Wires collectible.

Collectible: Secret #47: Cargo Ship Manual

Image showing the Secret #47 Cargo Ship Manual location.
The Cargo Ship Manual collectible.

The last collectible can be found on a barrel on the opposite side of the room from the Broken Wire. Flip the pages of the Cargo Ship Manual to add it to your collection.

Once you’ve grabbed all the collectibles listed above, kill time so the timer runs out. Once the timer runs out Brad will fall through the ceiling on a casket. Fliss will talk to Brad. Respond APPROVING “That was quick thinking.” After you and Brad speak both parties will exit the ballroom and the chapter will end. The next chapter Pressure will begin.

This guide is part of HTR’s much larger The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan walkthrough and guide. Visit the hub page to find a variety of guides for this game including each mission and the different collectibles in them.

This concludes our Ritual guide. Drop any comments you have below.



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