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Slay The Princess Achievement Guide

Slay The Princess Achievement Guide

How to get all achievements in Slay the Princess.

Story Achievements

Full Guide - AchievementsThe Real Slay the Princess Starts Here
Return after meeting Her to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsI Never Left Your Side
Wait with Her to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsThe Body
Gaze at yourself in the mirror for the first time to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsThe Bloat
Gaze at yourself in the mirror for the second time to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsThe Decay
Gaze at yourself in the mirror for the third time to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsThe Remains
Gaze at yourself in the mirror for the fourth and final time to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsDenial
Fail to bring a vessel to the Stranger for the first time to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsAnger
Fail to bring a vessel to the Stranger for the second time to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsBargaining
Fail to bring a vessel to the Stranger for the third time to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsDepression
Fail to bring a vessel to the Stranger for the fourth time to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsAcceptance
Fail to bring a vessel to the Stranger for the fifth and final time to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsJust as you were once nothing
Fail Her to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsI Don’t Need Answers
Destroy the mirror without asking the Narrator any questions.

Full Guide - AchievementsDeath of the Author
Ask the Narrator questions until there is only one piece of him remaining to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsThe Long Quiet
Speak to the Narrator and discover who you are to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsThrough Conflict
Join Her to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsYou’re on a path in the woods
Fight Her, then sit with Her and agree to restart to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsA new and unending dawn
Fight and slay Her to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsThere are no endings
Join Her to unlock this achievement.

Full Guide - AchievementsOur Song
Finish the game to unlock this achievement.

Vessel Achievements

Slay the Princess has a very non-linear narrative, so many of the achievements can be unlocked through different routes. I’ve only detailed one route per achievement, for simplicity’s sake.

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A Loving Vessel
Bring the Damsel to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and tell the Princess you want to save her. When the Narrator throws the knife, use it to free her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement without the knife and rescue the Damsel.

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An Idealized Vessel
Bring the Deconstructed Damsel to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and tell the Princess you want to save her. When the Narrator throws the knife, use it to free her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement without the knife and rescue the Damsel. Continue asking about her happiness.

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An Untrusting Vessel
Bring the Witch to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and lie to the Princess. When the Narrator throws the knife, slay her.
  • Chapter 2 – Choices are irrelevant.

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A Wounded Vessel
Bring the Wounded Wild to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and lie to the Princess. When the Narrator throws the knife, slay her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with or without the knife and leave the basement without the Witch.
  • Chapter 3 – Refuse to acknowledge your freedom.

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An Endless Vessel
Bring the Networked Wild to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and lie to the Princess. When the Narrator throws the knife, slay her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with or without the knife and leave the basement without the Witch.
  • Chapter 3 – Find your freedom.

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A Dominant Vessel
Bring the Tower to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife and refuse to drop it. Attempt to slay the Princess, and fail.
  • Chapter 2 – Pledge yourself to the Tower and free her.

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A Godly Vessel
Bring the Apotheosis to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife and refuse to drop it. Attempt to slay the Princess, and fail.
  • Chapter 2 – Pledge yourself to the Tower and free her.

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An Unwound Vessel
Bring the Fury to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife and refuse to drop it. Attempt to slay the Princess, and fail.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife. Resist the Tower and slay yourself.
  • Chapter 3 – Choices are irrelevant.

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A Spiral Vessel
Bring the Stranger to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Refuse to enter the cabin.
  • Chapter 2 – Fracture the Princess.

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A Fierce Vessel
Bring the Adversary to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife and hesitate before slaying the Princess.
  • Chapter 2 – Fight the Adversary repeatedly.

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A Tunneling Vessel
Bring the Eye of the Needle to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife and hesitate before slaying the Princess.
  • Chapter 2 – Run from the Adversary.
  • Chapter 3 – Lure the Adversary outside and point out that she’s free.

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A Feral Vessel
Bring the Beast to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife. When the Narrator throws the knife, attempt to slay the Princess, but give up.
  • Chapter 2 – Let the Beast eat you and tell her she can leave.

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A Sharp Vessel
Bring the Razor to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife, slay the princess, then investigate her body.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife.

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A Beating Vessel
Bring the Razor’s Heart to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife, slay the princess, then investigate her body.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement without the knife.

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A Scattered Vessel
Bring the Moment of Clarity to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife but go back for it. Once she’s free, lock her inside.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with or without the knife. Run from Nightmare.
  • Chapter 3 – Choices are irrelevant.

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A Terrifying Vessel
Bring the Nightmare to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife but go back for it. Once she’s free, lock her inside.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement without the knife. Leave with Nightmare.

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An Evanescent Vessel
Bring the Spectre to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife. Slay the Princess without discussion or hesitation.
  • Chapter 2 – Allow the Spectre to posses you.

cont.

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A Thorny Vessel
Bring the Thorn to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and lie to her. When the Narrator throws the knife into the basement, use it to kill her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife. Give it to the Witch.
  • Chapter 3 – Attempt to leave the basement without the Thorn.

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A Wordless Vessel
Bring the Den to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife. When the Narrator throws the knife, attempt to slay the Princess, but give up.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife. Move and chat until you can defensively strike.
  • Chapter 3 – Enter the basement with or without the knife. Walk into the shadows.

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A Seething Vessel
Bring the Wraith to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife but go back for it. Once the Princess is free, lock her inside.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife. Leave the basement with Nightmare, then slay her. Fall forever.
  • Chapter 3 – Free the Wraith.

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A Guarded Vessel
Bring the Prisoner to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife but drop it when the Princess asks you to. Asker her about ending the world and tell her you believe her. Save her.
  • Chapter 2 – Sit with the Prisoner and inspect the extra shackle.

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A Gratuitous Vessel
Bring the Prisoner’s Head to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife but drop it when the Princess asks you to. Asker her about ending the world and tell her you believe her. Save her.
  • Chapter 2 – Sit with the Prisoner ang give her your knife. Take her head when you leave the cabin.

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A Burning Vessel
Bring the Burning Grey to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and tell the Princess you want to save her. When the Narrator throws the knife, use it to free her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife and slay the Princess.
  • Chapter 3 – Choices are irrelevant

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A Mournful Vessel
Bring the Drowned Grey to Her to unlock this achievement.

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife but drop it when the Princess asks you to. Ask her about ending the world and tell her you believe her. Save her.
  • Chapter 2 – Slay the Prisoner, then yourself.
  • Chapter 3 – Choices are irrelevant.

Event Achievements

Slay the Princess has a very non-linear narrative, so many of the achievements can be unlocked through different routes. I’ve only detailed one route per achievement, for simplicity’s sake.

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Playing it safe

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and lie to the Princess. When the Narrator throws the knife, slay her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with or without the knife and leave the basement without the Witch.
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Past the Point of No Return

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and tell the Princess you want to save her. When the Narrator throws the knife, use it to free her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife and slay the Damsel, then yourself.
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Burning Down the House

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and tell the Princess you want to save her. When the Narrator throws the knife, use it to free her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife and slay the Princess.
  • Chapter 3 – Choices are irrelevant
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Romantic Haze

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and tell the Princess you want to save her. When the Narrator throws the knife, use it to free her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement without the knife and rescue the Damsel.
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And they Lived Happily Ever After

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and tell the Princess you want to save her. When the Narrator throws the knife, use it to free her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement without the knife and rescue the Damsel. Continue asking about her happiness.
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Ladykiller

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and tell the Princess you want to save her. When the Narrator throws the knife, use it to free her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife and slay the Damsel.
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The Good Ending

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife and slay the Princess without discussion or hesitation. Do not investigate the body.
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Knives Out and Masks Off

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and lie to the Princess. When the Narrator throws the knife, slay her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife and slay the Witch.
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The Scorpion

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and lie to the Princess. When the Narrator throws the knife, slay her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife and force the Witch to lead the way out, then stab her in the back.
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The Frog

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and lie to the Princess. When the Narrator throws the knife, slay her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with or without the knife and lead the way out.
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The Wound

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and lie to the Princess. When the Narrator throws the knife, slay her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with or without the knife and leave the basement without the Witch.
  • Chapter 3 – Refuse to acknowledge your freedom.
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A Glimpse of Something Bigger

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and lie to the Princess. When the Narrator throws the knife, slay her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with or without the knife and leave the basement without the Witch.
  • Chapter 3 – Find your freedom.
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Your Obedient Servant

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife and refuse to drop it. Attempt to slay the Princess, and fail.
  • Chapter 2 – Pledge yourself to the Tower.
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The End of Something

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife and refuse to drop it. Attempt to slay the Princess, and fail.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife. Resist the Tower and slay yourself.
  • Chapter 3 – Choices are irrelevant.
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Godkiller

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife and refuse to drop it. Attempt to slay the Princess, and fail.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife and slay the Tower.
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The Illusion of Choice

  • Chapter 1 – Refuse to enter the cabin.
  • Chapter 2 – Fracture the Princess.
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Strike me down…

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife and hesitate before slaying the Princess.
  • Chapter 2 – Refuse to fight the Adversary.
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I didn’t hear no bell

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife and hesitate before slaying the Princess.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement without the knife and repeatedly attack the adversary.
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A Wide Open Field

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife and hesitate before slaying the Princess.
  • Chapter 2 – Run from the Adversary.
  • Chapter 3 – Lure the Adversary outside and point out that she’s free.
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The blind leading the blind

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife and hesitate before slaying the Princess.
  • Chapter 2 – Run from the Adversary.
  • Chapter 3 – Lure the Adversary outside and point out that she’s free.
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Dissolving Will

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife. When the Narrator throws the knife, attempt to slay the Princess, but give up.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with or without the knife. Let the Beast eat you and tell her she can leave.

cont.

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Ahab

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife. When the Narrator throws the knife, attempt to slay the Princess, but give up.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife. Let the Beast eat you and slay her from inside.
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Fight

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife. When the Narrator throws the knife, attempt to slay the Princess, but give up.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife. Move and chat until you can defensively strike.
  • Chapter 3 – Enter the basement with the knife. Stay silent and look for movement.
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Flight

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife. When the Narrator throws the knife, attempt to slay the Princess, but give up.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement without the knife. Move and chat until you can survive, then run for the stairs. Repeat this process several times.
  • Chapter 3 – Lure the Beast out.
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Freeze

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife. When the Narrator throws the knife, attempt to slay the Princess, but give up.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with or without the knife. Stand still.
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Opossum

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife. When the Narrator throws the knife, attempt to slay the Princess, but give up.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement without the knife. Move and chat until you can play dead.
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You can’t keep this up forever

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife. When the Narrator throws the knife, attempt to slay the Princess, but give up.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement without the knife. Move and chat until you can survive, then run for the stairs. Repeat this process several times.
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Water and Steel

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife, slay the princess, then investigate her body.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife.
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Be formless, shapeless

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife, slay the princess, then investigate her body.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement without the knife.
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No Exit

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife but go back for it. Once she’s free, lock her inside.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife. Slay Nightmare.
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A Monolith of Fear

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife but go back for it. Once she’s free, lock her inside.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife. Stay with Nightmare forever.
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A World of Terror

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife but go back for it. Once she’s free, lock her inside.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement without the knife. Leave the cabin with Nightmare.
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Terminal Velocity

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife but go back for it. Once she’s free, lock her inside.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife. Leave the basement with Nightmare, then slay her.
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Hitchhiker

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife. Slay the Princess without discussion or hesitation.
  • Chapter 2 – Allow the Spectre to posses you and leave.
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The Exorcist

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife. Slay the Princess without discussion or hesitation.
  • Chapter 2 – Allow the Spectre to posses you and slay yourself.
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Heart-ripper

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife. Slay the Princess without discussion or hesitation.
  • Chapter 2 – Don’t allow the Spectre to posses you.
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Past Life Gambit

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and lie to her. When the Narrator throws the knife into the basement, use it to kill her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife. Give it to the Witch.
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Abandonment

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and lie to her. When the Narrator throws the knife into the basement, use it to kill her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife. Give it to the Witch.
  • Chapter 3 – Attempt to leave the basement without the Thorn.
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Turning Over a New Leaf

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and lie to the Princess. When the Narrator throws the knife into the basement, use it to kill her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife. Give it to the Witch.
  • Chapter 3 – Reconcile with Thorn and leave together.
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True Love’s Kiss

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and tell the Princess you want to save her. When the Narrator controls you, let him kill her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife. Give it to the Witch.
  • Chapter 3 – Reconcile with Thorn and free her, then kiss her.

cont.

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Trust Issues

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife and lie to her. When the Narrator throws the knife into the basement, use it to kill her.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife. Give it to the Witch.
  • Chapter 3 – Reconcile with Thorn, then attempt to slay her.
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The Exorcist III

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife but go back for it. Once the Princess is free, lock her inside.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife. Leave the basement with Nightmare, then slay her. Fall forever.
  • Chapter 3 – Don’t the Wraith.
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The Passenger

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement without the knife but go back for it. Once the Princess is free, lock her inside.
  • Chapter 2 – Enter the basement with the knife. Leave the basement with Nightmare, then slay her. Fall forever.
  • Chapter 3 – Free the Wraith.
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Prison of the Mind

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife but drop it when the Princess asks you to. Ask her about ending the world and tell her you believe her. Save her.
  • Chapter 2 – Sit with the Prisoner and inspect the extra shackle.
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Coldy Rational

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife but drop it when the Princess asks you to. Ask her about ending the world and tell her you believe her. Save her.
  • Chapter 2 – Slay the Prisoner.
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Talking Heads

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife but drop it when the Princess asks you to. Ask her about ending the world and tell her you believe her. Save her.
  • Chapter 2 – Sit with the Prisoner and give her your knife. Take her head when you leave the cabin.
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And all this longing…

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife but drop it when the Princess asks you to. Ask her about ending the world and tell her you believe her. Save her.
  • Chapter 2 – Slay the Prisoner, then yourself.
  • Chapter 3 – Choices are irrelevant.
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Restless Thoughts

  • Chapter 1 – Enter the basement with the knife but drop it when the Princess asks you to. Ask her about ending the world and tell her you believe her. Save her.
  • Chapter 2 – Slay the Prisoner, then yourself.

My Unknowns

Full Guide - AchievementsA new and unending dawn, and everyone hates you
Slay the Princess, and make some enemies along the way

Full Guide - AchievementsThat which cannot die cannot die
(Adversary route)

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Full Guide - AchievementsThat shouldn’t have worked
Take the bait from your foe. (Adversary route)

Full Guide - AchievementsStrange Beginnings
Beget Strange Endings.

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Obviously this is bringing Razor to Her, but maybe it’s bugged?

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6 thoughts on “Slay The Princess Achievement Guide”

  1. “And? What happens next?” Is achieved by getting to go back to the cabin and talk to the princess during the fight with the mound then leaving the cabin with her

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      • Just make sure for “What happens next?” you don’t take the blade with you into the basement and you’ll be able to pick this option.

        For “That which cannot die cannot die.” Relentlessly attack the Adversary. Push the blade when it connects. After you get up, when the Narrator mentions “untethering”, ask him what he means. You’ll get a full screen of options. Choose any option to get the achievement.

        For “I can’t believe that worked.” Do all of the above, but when you get the option to say “That doesn’t mean we’re IMMORTAL.” pick it, and she’ll offer you an easy shot at her heart. Take it.

        “Strange beginnings beget strange endings.” Meet the Stranger first, then play through the rest of the game.

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  2. To get Strange Beginnings, you need The Stranger to be your very first princess, then continue the game as normal and at the very end, fight the princess until Hero comes back and go with him back to the cabin. Hope this helps

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  3. For strange beginnings do the stranger first (keep walking away from the cabin) and then continue the run until you complete the vessel then enter her heart and it it will be the stranger in the cabin at the end

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