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Acknowledged Expert
Acknowledged Expert
Maxed out the Knowledge suite
Unlocks during ending interview

The 'Acknowledged Expert' achievement is gotten from maxing out the Knowledge stat and all of the skill stats that are in the suite.

In getting this achievement, you will also get the 'Book Smart', 'Fixer', 'Polyglot', 'Code-Breaker', 'Gearsmith' and 'Master Detective' achievements.

Capers That Raise Knowledge and What to Do to Get It Edit

You need to follow these main adventures so their capers activate:

Follow along with all of the guy's main adventures. You could get away with not following Roland's.

  • In the beginning of the game, Sadie will have dialogue choices that give +10 points to some base stats.
    • Choose:
      1. I'm good at sitting in a quiet room and reading German-language monographs on the Hittites.
        • Skill: +10 Knowledge
    • Choose:
      1. Book-learning it is. That's certainly what I spent my time on, anyway.
        • Skill: +10 Knowledge
  • After the tutorial, Sadie will automatically get 10 points in Athletics, Charm, Knowledge, and Wits.
    • Skill: +10 Knowledge

Knowledge point tally after tutorial: 30

New York Edit

  • The Adventure Upstate
    • Choose 'Actually, if you look carefully at the markings you can see the alternating bands of white and black, which indicate-'
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
    • Skill: +1 Knowledge happens naturally during the caper
    • To eliminate confusion, you should get +2 Knowledge total by the end of this caper
  • The Albino Alligator Adventure
  • The Anna Adventure
    • Pass the 1st Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
    • Pass the 5th Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
  • The Big Movie Star Adventure
    • Pass the 3rd Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
    • Choose 'Set up a trap in the prop room' and pass the 4th obstacle using Perception
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
  • The Ebbets Field Frame-Up Adventure
    • Pass the 1st Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
    • Pass the 2nd Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
  • The Golden Scarab Adventure
    • Pass the 1st Obstacle using Deduction
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
    • Skill: +1 Knowledge happens naturally during the caper
    • To eliminate confusion, you should get +2 Knowledge total by the end of this caper
  • The Library Adventure
    • Pass the 1st Obstacle using Perception
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
  • The Serpent Empire Adventure (part 2)
    • Pass the 3rd Obstacle using Patience
      • Skill: +2 Knowledge
    • Pass the 4th Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
  • The Third Eye Gang Adventure
    • Skill: +1 Knowledge happens naturally during the caper
    • Skill: +1 Knowledge happens naturally during the caper
    • To eliminate confusion, you should get +2 Knowledge total by the end of this caper
  • Two Adventures Together
    • Pass the 1st Obstacle using Problem Solving
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
    • More Knowledge can be gained once you reach Turkey

New York Before Egypt Edit

Egypt Edit

New York After Egypt Edit

Current point tally: 41

Australia Edit

New York After Australia Edit

India Edit

  • The Film Studies Adventure
    • Choose 'Bet on the hawk' and pass the 2nd Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
  • The Great Game Adventure
    • Requires you to be following Roland's Main Adventure through India.
    • Pass the 2nd Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
  • Sterling: The Indian Adventure
    • Choose 'Use Sterling's Matches' and pass the 2nd Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
    • Pass the 3rd Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
  • Nigel: The Indian Adventure
    • Skill: +1 Knowledge happens naturally during the caper
    • Skill: +1 Knowledge happens naturally during the caper
    • Pass the 5th Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
    • To eliminate confusion, you should get +3 Knowledge total by the end of this caper
  • Ahmose: The Indian Adventure
    • Skill: +1 Knowledge happens naturally during the caper

New York After India Edit

Peru Edit

New York After Peru Edit

New Orleans Edit

New York After New Orleans Edit

Turkey Edit

  • [May 23, afternoon]
    • Choose 'Take a look at the engine' and pass the 1st Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
  • Two Adventures Together
    • Pass the 4th Obstacle with Empathy
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
    • Choose 'What's this mean?' and pass the 6th Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
    • Choose 'Who, exactly, gave you this letter, Anna?' and pass the 8th Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
    • Choose 'Stay here; they'll hide if they see me coming with you' and pass the 12th Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
  • Roland: The Turkish Adventure
    • Pass the 2nd Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
    • Skill: +1 Knowledge happens naturally during the caper
    • To eliminate confusion, you should get +2 Knowledge total by the end of this caper
  • Ahmose: The Turkish Adventure
    • Pass the 2nd Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge
    • Pass the 3rd Obstacle
      • Skill: +1 Knowledge

Knowledge Point Tallys Edit

Tutorial: 30

New York: 27

Egypt: 6

Australia: 9

India: 8

Peru: 9

New Orleans: 4

Turkey: 10

Total Knowledge Points Available=103

What Can You Skip? Edit

There are at least 103 Knowledge points available, which means you can skip a few capers.

  • Sterling's capers are always long and confusing. Avoid as many of them as possible, especially his India caper.
  • Most of Ahmose's capers only give +1 Knowledge
  • Capers in Turkey as they have high passing values

Knowledge Suite Skills and Where to Raise Them Edit

Problem Solving Edit

  • New York
    • Beneath New York
    • Chrysler Building
      • Write Furious Letters to Congressmen
  • Egypt
    • Streets of Cairo
      • Watch the Street Children
    • Tomb
      • Plan out a Proper Dig
  • Australia
    • Kariong
      • Strike out for Pindar Cave
    • Kellett Street
      • Cross the Road at Rush Hour
    • Sydney Docks
  • India
    • Bhadra Fort
      • Study the Fort’s Construction
    • The Sarkhej Roza
      • Map the Sarkhej Roza Complex
  • Peru
    • Conde de lemos
      • Work on Travel Arrangements
    • Jungle
      • Avoid Mosquitos
  • New Orleans
    • Charity Hospital
      • Take First Aid Classes
  • Turkey
    • Gobleki Tepe
      • Examine a Strange Hill

Language Edit

  • New York
    • Grand Central Station
      • Study While Waiting on Late Trains
  • Egypt
    • Alexandria
      • Explore Alexandria
  • Australia
    • University of Sydney
      • Sit in on Some Classes with the Professor
  • India
    • Jhulta Minar
      • Study Written Arabic and Persian
  • Peru
    • Streets of Cuzco
      • Practice Spanish
  • New Orleans
    • Pontchartrain Hotel
      • Have Dinner and Read Rüdeger's Latest Monograph
  • Turkey
    • Izmir Province
      • Read about Curses

Cryptography Edit

  • New York
    • Hospital
      • Investigate Unsolved Crimes
  • Egypt
    • Windsor Hotel
      • Double Down on Studying
  • Australia
    • University of Sydney
      • Hit the Library
  • India
    • Estate of Dr. Patel
      • Solve the Puzzles Scattered around Raj’s House
  • Peru
    • University of San Marcos
      • Learn about Incan Talking Knots
  • New Orleans
    • Pontchartrain Hotel
      • Have Dinner and Read Rüdeger's Latest Monograph
    • St. Louis Cemetery
      • Look for Voodoo Iconography
  • Turkey
    • Gobleki Tepe
      • Read Rüdeger's Latest Publications

Repair Edit

  • New York
    • Grand Central Station
      • Study While Waiting on Late Trains
  • Egypt
    • Landing Field
      • Get Advice from the Mechanics
  • Australia
    • Sydney Police Station
      • Test Australian Handcuffs
  • India
    • Streets of Bombay
      • Study the Local Architecture
  • Peru
    • Landing Strip
      • Help Felix with the Airplanes
  • New Orleans
    • Decatur Street
      • Help Fix a Car in the Middle of the Road
  • Turkey
    • Base Camp
      • Tend to Equipment

Deduction Edit

  • New York
    • Hospital
      • Investigate Unsolved Crimes
  • Egypt
    • Roman Tomb
      • Volunteer to Help Dig and Sift at the Site
  • Australia
    • University of Sydney
      • Sit in on Some Classes with the Professor
  • India
    • Bhadra Fort
      • Study the Fort’s Construction
    • Estate of Dr. Patel
      • Read Mysteries from Patel’s Library
    • Taj Mahal hotel
      • Write in a Diary
  • Peru
    • Choquequirao
      • Check for Signs of Looters
    • Cuzco Police Station
      • Badger the Officers with Questions
  • New Orleans
    • Bayou
      • Explore the Bayou
  • Turkey
    • Gobleki Tepe
      • Examine a Strange Hill

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