This is something I never figured out in King's Quest 3, To Heir is Human- the wizard Mananan had a safe in his study that I assumed held a magic wand, but I could never unlock it to find out for sure- how did one do it (if it was even possible)?

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It's been a long time since I played this, so I had to turn to GameFAQs on this.

According to that FAQ, you open the safe with the "brass key", which is in Mananan's room. The FAQ differs from my memory a bit though, as it says:

LOOK ON TOP OF CLOSET to find a small brass key. OPEN CLOSET and LOOK BEHIND CLOTHES to discover an ancient map.

I mean, it's been 15 years since I've played, so the FAQ is probably correct, but I thought I remembered it being the map on the top of the closest and the key that was behind the clothes. Either way, check both. It'll be in one of those two spots.

  • Unfortunately I no longer have the game and probably couldn't play it on modern hardware if I did, there's no way I can test this to see if it would work. Mar 21, 2017 at 21:44
  • Can you actually beat the game without ever getting the wand?
    – Sterno
    Mar 23, 2017 at 13:05
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    No, you need the wand to advance pretty much at all in KQIII. And @kingofpanes, KQIII is available on Steam and GoG, playable on modern hardware. That stupid key was the hardest puzzle in the game, because there is no clue about it. You (or your friends) just had to stumble upon it.
    – au revoir
    Mar 23, 2017 at 13:28

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