Evan’s Remains – Story & Lore Walkthrough Guide

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If you don’t want any lore/story spoilers, I would suggest you to not read this guide before having finished a play-through of Evan’s Remains.
 
 
With that disclaimer out of the way, what follows are the observations based on the two — original, and modified — monoliths’ messages in the game.
 
 

The Messages

We see both of the original, and the “new” messages in unison, when Andre suggests his modifications to the original message (and the corresponding monoliths), after Vincent completes his decipherment journey.
 
 
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If we take the words in the original message, their (re)arrangement, (and additionally the corresponding monolith / level names that are found on the pause screen); we can represent this data in the following tabular format.
 
 
Original Message (Vincent’s Notes) · 40 Unique Words · 47 Total Words / Monoliths
 

Word Old Order New Order Monolith (Level) Name
eternal 1, 13 1, 6 The Staircase
as 2 DESTROYED! The Floor (Vincent’s Notes)
the 3, 20, 32 21 Out Of Sync (Vincent’s Notes) / The Placeholder (Clover’s Notes)
sun 4 4 Full Circle
our 5 13 Switches
sacred 6 14 Counterintuitive
place 7 15 From Above
is 8, 42 2, 24 Aurelio
not 9 11 Charging
nor 10 DESTROYED! ???
will 11, 30 7 Jump Jump Jump
become 12 8 Brackets
he 14 9 One Way Or Another
who 15, 23 10 How High?
looks 16 DESTROYED! ???
for 17 DESTROYED! ???
eternity 18, 47 28 The Walls
because 19 16 From Below
same 21 22 Convoluted
man 22 23 Merciless
on 24 18 One Step
this 25 19 Piece Of Cake
land 26 20 Multiple Use
all 27 DESTROYED! ???
ego 28 DESTROYED! ???
abandons 29 12 Buggy
know 31 DESTROYED! ???
search 33 DESTROYED! ???
of 34 DESTROYED! ???
it 35 DESTROYED! ???
meaning 36 DESTROYED! ???
lacks 37 DESTROYED! ???
only 38 17 The Trap
consciousness 39 DESTROYED! ???
was 40 DESTROYED! ???
and 41 5 Trick
forever 43 25 The Exchange
my 44 3 In And Out
endless 45 26 Fall down
true 46 27 Colors

 
The data is now primed for some observations.
 
 
 

Andre’s Error

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Incorrect, Andre. It is…
 
 
Forty-seven monoliths. Forty-seven words.
 
 
 

The Curious Case of Aurelio, and The Repeating Monoliths

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Let’s draw a similar table as the one in the first section, considering only the words in the new/modified message.
 
 
New Message (Clover’s Notes) · 26 Unique Words · 28 Total Words / Monoliths
 

Word New Order Old Order Monolith (Level) Name
eternal 1, 6 1, 13 The Staircase
is 2, 24 8, 42 Aurelio
my 3 44 In And Out
sun 4 4 Full Circle
and 5 41 Trick
will 7 11, 30 Jump Jump Jump
become 8 12 Brackets
he 9 14 One Way Or Another
who 10 15, 23 How High?
not 11 9 Charging
abandons 12 29 Buggy
our 13 5 Switches
sacred 14 6 Counterintuitive
place 15 7 From Above
because 16 19 From Below
only 17 38 The Trap
on 18 24 One Step
this 19 25 Piece Of Cake
land 20 26 Multiple Use
the 21 3, 20, 32 Out Of Sync (Vincent’s Notes) / The Placeholder (Clover’s Notes)
same 22 21 Convoluted
man 23 22 Merciless
forever 25 43 The Exchange
endless 26 45 Fall down
true 27 46 Colors
eternity 28 18, 47 The Walls

 

The Repeating Monoliths

 
 
As you can notice, there are only two words that repeat in the above message. eternal, and is. The first monolith repetition, for the word eternal, is caught by Dysis after she solves the 6th monolith.
 
 
The second, and the only other monolith repetition (playing as Dysis) is left for the player to catch. Hence, I think, the secret achievement; and the secret message — “?kees dna edih emos tuoba tahW“. Read it in reverse.
 
 
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But who’s Aurelio?

 
 
My guess is that Aurelio is an Up-Bring healthcare (notice the first-aid box) humanoid (although referred to as a ‘mysterious man‘ in the corresponding achievement description, Aurelio’s face reminds me of RoboCop).
 
 
Aurelio was most probably repurposed by Andre to help him with having his new message encoded; i.e., with the rearrangement, and the destruction of the monoliths.
 
 
 

One Word, Multiple Monoliths / Hieroglyphs (?)

Look at the word the. It occurs thrice in the original message, and once in the modified message.
 
 

Word Old Order New Order Monolith (Level) Name
the 3, 20, 32 21 Out Of Sync (Vincent’s Notes) / The Placeholder (Clover’s Notes)

 
Even though the word the occurs thrice in the original message, we only see Vincent arrive at it once (after deciphering the 3rd monolith). Apart from the first zone (first four monoliths), the rest of Vincent’s decipherment is inferred by a montage of him scribbling in his notes, across the rest of the zones.
 
 
Playing as Dysis, we also see Clover (modified message) decipher the 21st monolith to be the word the.
 
 
It’s interesting to note that Clover, and Vincent decipher two completely different monoliths (both in structure, and the corresponding level name) to arrive at the word the.
 
 
This could either mean an existence of multiple non-unique monoliths with selfsame meanings, or it could just have been a minor game design oversight.
 
 
 

The Destroyed Monoliths

If it were not for the destructive Andre, we could have had (at least) 13 more playable levels.
 
 
14 Destroyed Monoliths · 13 Missing Monoliths
 

Word Old Order Monolith (Level) Name
as 2 The Floor (Vincent’s Notes)
nor 10 ???
looks 16 ???
for 17 ???
all 27 ???
ego 28 ???
know 31 ???
search 33 ???
of 34 ???
it 35 ???
meaning 36 ???
lacks 37 ???
consciousness 39 ???
was 40 ???

 
 
 

That’s All, Folks!

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Written by Brick

 
 
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