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Tinderboxes are tools used to ignite light sources such as wax candles, torches, lamps and fires. Tinderboxes can be found all around Castle Brennenburg, but they're usually found in chests & drawers or on the floor. There are 148 tinderboxes found in the game. While tinderboxes are much more common than lamp oil, they can only be used to light stationary light-sources, such as torches. Tinderboxes should be used in areas the player travels around regularly, so as to make the most of them.

Tinderboxes can also somewhat be used as a means of helping with navigation. In areas with a very low light level, the player can use tinderboxes to light torches - not only as a means to light the area up, but also to remind the player if they have already visited this area. This is especially useful in the prison and Choir.

Tinderbox locationsEdit

Rainy Hall

  • On the table of the small room behind Daniel as soon as he wakes up. (1)
  • In a closet to your left next to the entrance to a small room with a fireplace. (2)
  • In the small room mentioned above. (3)
  • In another closet left of the door of the room mentioned above. (4)
  • In a tiny, dark room with a knights armor in it, just before you enter the Old Archives. (5)
  • (Tinderbox count): 5

Old ArchivesEdit

  • In a room to the right of your path right after you've entered the Old Archives, two tinderboxes can be found. (6 & 7)
  • In the room where you find the lantern. (8)
  • Behind some boxes in the room right before the room with Daniel's note to self. (9)
  • In a closet in the same room. (10)
  • (Tinderbox count): 10

Entrance HallEdit

  • In the short hallway leading down to the castle entrance, two tinderboxes can be found. (11 & 12)
  • On the upper level on the floor, next to a section of the castle blocked off by rocks. (13)
  • On the staircase to the right as you walk up to the door leading to the Archives. (14)
  • (Tinderbox count): 14

ArchivesEdit

  • In the room to your immediate left as you enter the Archives. (15)
  • In the study, where a part of Daniel's diary can be found. (16)
  • Two tinderboxes can be found in the "Old Tomes" section of the library. (17 & 18)
  • On top of the fireplace in the far end of the window gallery. (19)
  • At least three tinderboxes can be found in the "Floor Plans" room. (20, 21 & 22)
  • In the "Maps" section of library, where another part of Daniel's library lies. (23)
  • (Tinderbox count): 23

LaboratoryEdit

  • In a small corner filled with boxes to your right when you enter the main laboratory area, two tinderboxes can be found. (24 & 25)
  • There is another pair of tinderboxes in the area with the Chemistry Pot and the Memory Cylinder. (26 & 27)
  • One last tinderbox can be found on the shelf located near the vent with the Kaernk in it. (28)
  • (Tinderbox count): 28

Wine CellarEdit

  • In the area you see the Grunt walk off to after you pick up the Laudanum, a pair of tinderboxes can be found. (29 & 30)
  • Further ahead in that same area, near the blocked-off door, another one can be found on a shelf, and on the immediate other side of that wall, on a bookshelf, yet another one can be found. (31 & 32)
  • Near the Orpiment. (33)
  • In the room with the Calamine, two tinderboxes can be found. (34 & 35)
  • In a chest in the room with Wilhelm's note and the Aqua Regia. (36)
  • (Tinderbox count): 36

RefineryEdit

  • There are two tinderboxes in a tiny room to your left after entering the area you see the Grunt in. (37 & 38)
  • There is also two more tinderboxes in the other room to your right, where a part of Daniel's diary can be found. (39 & 40)
  • In a small room just ahead of the room mentioned above. (41)
  • In the large room with the table, a tinderbox can be found close to the hole in the wall. (42)
  • At least three tinderboxes can be found in the room with the trapdoor and the crank. (43, 44 & 45)
  • (Tinderbox count): 45

Back HallEdit

  • Two tinderboxes can be found in a chest underneath the stairs. (46 & 47)
  • (Tinderbox count): 47

StorageEdit

  • On the shelf in the middle of the first room as you enter the storage. (48)
  • In the room to your left where you find the first drill part, three tinderboxes can be found. (49, 50 & 51)
  • In the tiny room where the note describing how to create the explosive can be found, one tinderbox can be found. (52)
  • In the room adjacent to the room described above, a whole four tinderboxes can be found. (53, 54, 55 & 56)
  • In another room to the right of the explosive liquids, where another drill part can be found, two more tinderboxes can be found. (57 & 58)
  • In yet another room close to the explosive liquids, where you find the third and last drill part, two more tinderboxes can be found. (59 & 60)
  • At the blocked off area that you need to blow up with an explosive, another tinderbox can be found. (61)
  • In the area immediately afterwards, two tinderboxes can be found in a chest behind some barrels on the left of the shelf-like structure, and another one on the right side. (62, 63 & 64)
  • On the shelf in the middle of the room you enter afterwards. (65)
  • In the same room, hidden at the one long side of the wall. (66)
  • On the other side of the room, hidden in between the two doors to the smaller rooms. (67)
  • In the room with the slaughtered pigs. (68)
  • In the other adjacent room, three tinderboxes can be found. Be careful though, as there is a Grunt in there. (69, 70 & 71)
  • At the far back of the room where you pick up the rods. (72)
  • (Tinderbox count): 72

Guest RoomEdit

  • One tinderbox can be found in the desk where you find the crowbar. (73)
  • On top of the fireplace in the bedroom. (74)
  • (Tinderbox count): 74

StudyEdit

  • Two tinderboxes can be found in the room to your immediate right as you enter the Study. (75 & 76)
  • One tinderbox can be found in the back room, the one with Alexander's portrait in it. (77)
  • Another one can be found on the outside awning, after you break open the cracked window. (78)
  • Two more tinderboxes can be found in a chest at the small area adjacent to the room where you pick up the rods. (79 & 80)
  • (Tinderbox count): 80

Machine RoomEdit

  • Two tinderboxes can be found in a corner of the room with the levers. (81 & 82)
  • Two more can be found in the room where you place the rods, close to the gear. (83 & 84)
  • One more can be found in the room where you find the coal. (85)
  • (Tinderbox count): 85

Prison - Southern BlockEdit

  • In a small cell at the end of a corridor to your right as you get to the stairs. (86)
  • At the blocked off section of the corridor, just outside the cell mentioned above. (87)
  • At the opposite corridor, where the Servant Brute can be seen from the other side of a locked door, there is a hidden tinderbox in the metal bucket of the cell to your left. (88)
  • Take a right as soon as you've climbed up the stairs, and then another right as you get to the next junction. It  sits on the floor at the caved in corridor. (89)
  • In a small cell close to the one with the hidden hole under the bed. (90)
  • Just outside of the barred gate where a Servant Brute can be seen as the gate is attempted to be opened. (91)
  • (Tinderbox count): 91

Prison - Northern BlockEdit

  • Two tinderboxes can be found in the kitchen. (92 & 93)
  • In a cell in the most western part of the prison. (94)
  • In another cell on the immediate opposite side of the one mentioned above. (95)
  • In a cell found on your way to the storage. (96)
  • In another cell on the immediate opposite side of the one mentioned above. Be careful though as it contains a grunt. (97)
  • A whole four tinderboxes can be found in the storage (The room with the glass jar). (98, 99, 100 & 101)
  • At the gate to the Cistern Entrance. (102)
  • At the end of the corridor that is to your right while standing at the gate to the Cistern Entrance. (103)
  • (Tinderbox count): 103

Control RoomEdit

  • In the first room to your right, with the pipe and the control panel. (104)
  • In another room on the immediate opposite side of the one mentioned above. (105)
  • In the room with the note explaining how to operate the machine. (106)
  • (Tinderbox count): 106

CisternEdit

  • Looking right immediately as you enter the Cistern, a tinderbox sits on top of the ground that raises above the water. (107)
  • Next to the container with the (supposedly) drowning man. (108)
  • (Tinderbox count): 108

MorgueEdit

  • In the room where you find the copper tube. (109)
  • Two tinderboxes can be found in the room with the dead body. (110 & 111)
  • (Tinderbox count): 111

SewerEdit

  • In a large pipe in the corridor leading to the loose pipe. (112)
  • (Tinderbox count): 112

NaveEdit

  • Next to the well as soon as you get to the Nave. (113)
  • In the small blocked-off corridor to the right of the well. (114)
  • In the room with the levers. (115)
  • Three tinderboxes can be found underneath the stairs. (116, 117 & 118)
  • In the bottom floor of the room with the door leading into the Chancel. (119)
  • In the south-eastern cell at the bottom floor of the room with the door leading into the Chancel. (120)
  • In the north-eastern cell at the top floor of the room with the door leading into the Chancel. (121)
  • In the small room you walk by on your way to the Choir Entrance, two tinderboxes can be found. (122 & 123)
  • In the room with the well you get to after you get out of the cells, next to the note.* (145)
  • Next to the well where you exit the Sewer.* (146)
  • In a corner in the laboratory.* (147)
  • In the broken down wall to the room where you find the bone saw.* (148)

*These can only be found after you return to the Nave for the second time, after escaping from the Cells

Choir EntranceEdit

  • Two tinderboxes can be found in the room to your immediate right as you enter the Choir Entrance. (127 & 128)
  • (Tinderbox count): 128

Choir - Main HallEdit

  • If you take an immediate left as soon as you enter the Choir, and continue until you reach a corner, a tinderbox can be found on the ground. (129)
  • If you turn around and go to the right, a tinderbox can be found in the corner of an endless pit. (130)
  • If you cross the bridge, another tinderbox can be found along with some oil. Beware though, as a monster lurks nearby. (131)
  • In a corner of the room with the iron maiden. (132)
  • Upon exiting the iron maiden, walk until you see a bridge. If you cross it, you should beware, as a monster lurks nearby. As you cross the bridge, take a left and pick up the tinderbox close to the wall. (133)
  • Turn around and walk straight until you reach a wall. Turn left until you reach the corner. A tinderbox should be awaiting your arrival. (134)
  • There are two tinderboxes on either side of the endless pit between the Wheel and the Brazen Bull. (135 & 136)
  • There is one last tinderbox in the bottom left corner of the Brazen Bull room. (137)
  • (Tinderbox count): 137

ChancelEdit

  • Going left at the intersection, to the room with the tar, a tinderbox can be found in the corner. (124)
  • Down the stairs in the very same room - at the gate to the machinery that powers the lightning tunnel. (125)
  • Taking a right at the intersection, you will find yourself in a small room with a strange altar further in. The tinderbox sits on a bookshelf to your right as you enter the room (Note: This tinderbox is unobtainable when you get to the Chancel after you escape from the cells, as the bridge will have collapsed. You will have to get it before you collect the orb pieces from the Transept and the Choir if you want it). (126)
  • (Tinderbox count): 126

TranseptEdit

  • One tinderbox can be found in each of the torture rooms. (138, 139 & 140)
  • Up the stairs, sitting in a corner of the small room, another tinderbox can be found. (141)
  • (Tinderbox count): 141

CellsEdit

  • Two tinderboxes can be found in the cell with the dead nude man. (142 & 143)
  • Another tinderbox can be found in the cell where you pick up the bucket. (144)
  • (Tinderbox count): 144

Library (Justine DLC)Edit

  • Two tinderboxes can be found in the first room to your right as you enter the library. (1 & 2)
  • Another two can be found in the room on the opposite side of the one described above. (3 & 4)
  • The fifth and final tinderbox can be found in the room opposite of the room where Father David is trapped. (5)
  • (Tinderbox count): 5

Note: No tinderboxes are found in the Cellar Archives, Archive Tunnels, Cistern Entrance, Inner Sanctum, Orb Chamber, Cells (Justine), Dungeon (Justine) or Crypt (Justine).

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