3. Glass Masquerade 2: Illusions Story walkthrough

With everything out of the way, let's get down to the pictures. Similar to Glass Masquerade 1, I am not going to go through every individual piece. It's more complicated than it's worth for everyone involved. Instead, here's the general idea to using the guide:

  1. Go to the Puzzle on the Map - This can be a little annoying as the controls aren't too precise for navigation
  2. Note the Puzzle Name (i.e. All Around You)
  3. Go to that puzzle name below in the walkthrough
  4. Make sure you are on Hard Mode
  5. Place the 8 Ringed Pieces

This gets you started. From there I have a couple ways to go about this. This will assume you're using the pictures some places, but it also works for generally playing:

  1. Look for pieces with arcs that line up to the edges. If using the picture, it can be easier to find where to fit them in without having to guess.
  2. Find unique notches. As you add more pieces, the cutouts of the pieces guide you where to go. If you can see these unique differences, you can use the outlines of pieces to find what is next. This doesn't require using the images and is how I tackled the game.
    1. Rotate the rings around to find the outline you're looking for. This is a practiced art.
    2. I did find myself get a bit of tunnel vision when I focused on the desired outlines and thus missed pieces that were also possible (I only know this as friends watching me stream the game usually saw placements before I noticed).
  3. If slowly using the images, I'd recommend the following:
    1. Grab a Larger Piece
    2. Look at the unique color pattern on the piece
    3. Compare it to the image shown below
    4. When you find where it lines up, rotate it to the correct orientation
    5. Place the piece

Step 5 can be a little difficult as you could be aiming for a spot out in the open. The best thing I can recommend here is to use the lines created by connecting the north/south and east/west lines to give a bit of a crosshair. It still can be difficult, but it will give a general idea for starting.

About 50% of the way through the puzzles, you'll gain access to a puzzle named Tatters and Shards.You will see a ##/88. This corresponds to the 88 pieces of the puzzle. Technically, you cannot complete this puzzle until you have completed all the other puzzles and acquired all the pieces. We will come back to this when we have completed all of the other 30 puzzles.

On to the puzzles!

All Around You - 33 Pieces

All Around You

All around You

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All around You
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Paralogic - 35 Pieces

Paralogic

Paralogic

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Paralogic
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Playing Pretend - 37 Pieces

Playing Pretend

Playing Pretend

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Playing Pretend
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A Road Without End - 44 Pieces

A Road Without End

A Road without End

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A Road without End
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About Face - 56 Pieces

About Face

About-Face

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About-Face
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Exercises in Negation - 46 Pieces

Exercises in Negation

Exercises in Negation

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Exercises in Negation
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The Combination Theory of Addition - 45 Pieces

The Combination Theory of Addition

The Combination Theory of Addition

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The Combination Theory of Addition
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Tunnel Epiphany - 58 Pieces

Tunnel Epiphany

Tunnel Epiphany

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Tunnel Epiphany
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The Knowledge of Many - 51 Pieces

The Knowledge of the Many

The Knowledge of Many

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The Knowledge of Many
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Indirectly Direct - 66 Pieces

Indirectly Direct

Indirectly Direct

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Indirectly Direct
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After completing this puzzle, I had completed all the puzzles associated with the 1st Arm of the Illusions Map and also unlocked the achievement: Believer. It is possible that I completed more puzzles than necessary and thus could have unlocked it sooner, but this is the order I went in. According to guides I have seen elsewhere, here are the puzzles necessary for the achievement:

  • All Around You
  • Paralogic
  • Playing Pretend
  • About Face
  • A Road Without End
  • Tunnel Epiphany
  • Indirectly Direct

Believer

Complete 1st arm of the illusions map on a high difficulty mode

Believer
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The One Who Laughs - 56 Pieces

The One Who Laughs

The One Who Laughs

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The One Who Laughs
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A Rule to the Exception - 59 Pieces

A Rule to the Exception

A Rule to the Exception

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A Rule to the Exception
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Trapped in Amber - 67 Pieces

Trapped in Amber

Trapped in Amber

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Trapped in Amber
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The Pendulum of the Scale - 63 Pieces

The Pendulum of the Scale

The Pendulum of the Scale

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The Pendulum of the Scale
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After completing this puzzle, I had completed all the puzzles associated with the 2nd Arm of the Illusions Map and also unlocked the achievement: Seeker. It is possible that I completed more puzzles than necessary and thus could have unlocked it sooner, but this is the order I went in. According to guides I have seen elsewhere, here are the puzzles necessary for the achievement:

  • Excercises in Negation
  • The Combination Theory of Addition
  • The Knowledge of Many
  • Trapped in Amber
  • A Rule to the Exception
  • The Pendulum of the Scale

Seeker

Complete 2nd arm of the illusions map on a high difficulty mode

Seeker
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A Stranger's Account - 58 Pieces

A Strangers Account

A Stranger's Account

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A Stranger's Account
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Shouldering the Craft - 57 Pieces

Shouldering the Craft

Shouldering the Craft

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Shouldering the Craft
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Etched Gold - 54 Pieces

Etched Gold

Etched Gold

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Etched Gold
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A Theater of One - 46 Pieces

A Theater of One

A Threater of One

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A Threater of One
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Knockout Tournament - 71 Pieces

Knockout Tournament

Knockout Tournament

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Knockout Tournament
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After completing this puzzle, I had completed all the puzzles associated with the 3rd Arm of the Illusions Map and also unlocked the achievement: Dreamer. It is possible that I completed more puzzles than necessary and thus could have unlocked it sooner, but this is the order I went in. According to guides I have seen elsewhere, here are the puzzles necessary for the achievement:

  • The One Who Laughs
  • A Stranger's Account
  • Shouldering the Craft
  • Etched Gold
  • A Theater of One
  • Knockout Tournament

Dreamer

Complete 3rd arm of the illusions map on a high difficulty mode

Dreamer
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Nothingman - 72 Pieces

Nothingman

Nothingman

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Nothingman
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An Other - 63 Pieces

An Other

An other

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An other
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Miracle, Monster, Monstrosity - 79 Pieces

Miracle Monster Monstrosity

Miracle, Monster, Monstrosity

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Miracle, Monster, Monstrosity
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Black, White, Red - 80 Pieces

Black White Red

Black, White, Red

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Black, White, Red
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They Who are Those - 60 Pieces

They Who Are Those

They Who are Those

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They Who are Those
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The Finest of All Foes - 48 Pieces

The Finest of All Foes

The Finest of All Foes

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The Finest of All Foes
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After completing this puzzle, I had completed all the puzzles associated with the 4th Arm of the Illusions Map and also unlocked the achievement: Illusionist. It is possible that I completed more puzzles than necessary and thus could have unlocked it sooner, but this is the order I went in. According to guides I have seen elsewhere, here are the puzzles necessary for the achievement:

  • Nothingman
  • An Other
  • Miracle, Monster, Monstrocity
  • Black, White, Red
  • They Who are Those
  • The Finest of All Foes

Illusionist

Complete 4th arm of the illusions map on a high difficulty mode

Illusionist
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About Your Sorrow - 67 Pieces

About Your Sorrow

About your Sorrow

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About your Sorrow
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Encapsulation - 50 Pieces

Encapsulation

Encapsulation

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Encapsulation
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Eternal Notes - 55 Pieces

External Notes

Eternal Notes

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Eternal Notes
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A Crooked Mile - 58 Pieces

A Crooked Mile

A Crooked Mile

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A Crooked Mile
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An Interest of Conflicts - 67 Pieces

An Interest of Conflicts

An Interest of Conflicts

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An Interest of Conflicts
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Tatters and Shards - 88 Pieces

The last one. If you didn't read previously, this puzzle is a bit different:

  1. You MUST complete all previous puzzles to do this one. Each puzzle you complete grants you "shards" which are actually pieces for this puzzle. You need to have an 88/88 to truly be able to complete the puzzle.
  2. This is the ONLY puzzle in the game without any rings to start with. As such, it is the most complicated to get a grip on. To tackle this puzzle, I would recommend the following - aim for the edges. There are numerous pieces with a curved edge that could line up nicely along the sides. That was the best way I could find to start. It's a slow go, but one you get a start you can start with the normal method for completing everything.

Tatters and Shards

Tatters and Shards

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Tatters and Shards
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After completing this puzzle, I had completed all the puzzles associated with the 5th Arm of the Illusions Map and also unlocked the achievement: Dream Weaver. It is NOT possible to complete more puzzles as Tatters requires all previous puzzles to be done for the achievement to be possible:

Dream weaver

Complete 5th arm of the illusions map on a high difficulty mode

Dream weaver
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As you have now completed all the puzzles in the game, you will also unlock:

What Now?

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What Now?
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NOTE: These 3 acheivements unlocked in a very different order for me and 'Tatters and Shards' actually unlocked on the credits screen rather than with the others. I'm not sure if this is going to be the same for everyone, but I wanted to mention it just in case it's slightly delayed for you and you might be concerned.

But with that done, CONGRATS!!! There's another game done and another 1000 GS to your collection. Hopefully you enjoyed the game as much as I did.

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