The Woods

Episode 5

Inventory

Cicada Talisman

This talisman is a gift from Grace.

Fireproof Dish

This is meant to be used with the spell to invoke Isabella's True Name.

Place the sage from Episode 1 into the dish.

Use the black candle from Episode 3 to light the sage.

Place the piece of lace onto the lit sage.

Hold the tree symbol at the bottom of the spell instructions over the flame of the black candle.

  • The ink will fade to reveal an upside-down "pi"-looking symbol.
  • This symbol is from the ancient alphabet Ogham.
  • The symbol means "Dair". This is Isabella's True Name.

Letter from Grace

In this letter, Grace reveals that Dr. Oliver has passed.

Grace speaks of freeing Isabella's spirit but not liking the outcome of the act.

Letter from Kayla

Kayla mentions receiving a letter from Isabella during the time of her disappearance.

According to this letter, Isabella's spirit has somehow become trapped in their blog.

  • This would explain the hidden ciphers/messages throughout the password-protected blog entries.

Lost in the Labyrinth Page

Grace explains that this passage is how Isabella must feel. She will have to wind her way through a labyrinth in order to gain her freedom.

This passage contains instructions on how to navigate the labyrinth and free Isabella's spirit.

This note was written on hotel stationery.

Isabella is revealing that she is aware of her situation and intends to fight her way back or die trying.

Note from Isabella

This note was written on hotel stationery.

Isabella is revealing that she is aware of her situation and intends to fight her way back or die trying.

Obituary

This obituary states that the doctor died of natural causes.

  • It is possible that by functioning while the demon possessed him, unlike the sedentary Isabella, his body simply deteriorated and ceased to function as it was consumed quicker by the demon.

It also explains Kayla's use of "Dr. Hargo" when she speaks of the doctor.

Photo of Isabella

This is a photo of the demon which possesses Isabella's body.

Piece of Lace

This is a piece of Isabella's nightgown. It is meant to aid us in finding her True Name.

Spell Instructions

These are instructions given to us by Grace in order to free Isabella's spirit. It will explain how to get Isabella's True Name and begin her quest.

Once decoded, the instructions read:

  • MIX SAGE WITH KINDLING IN FLAMESAFE VESSEL
  • SET ALIGHT WITH BLACK CANDLE
  • PLACE ISABELLA'S TOKEN UPON THE FLAME
  • RECITE:
  • "HEAR ME ISABELLA I INVOKE YOU
  • BY THE FIRE AND EARTH AND THE RAIN
  • SPEAK TO ME YOUR SPIRIT NAME"
  • HOLD THE TREE ABOVE FLAME
  • QUENCH THE FLAME WITH ICY WATER
  • GAZE AT SPELL AND HER TRUE NAME
  • WILL BE REVEALED

On the backside of the instructions, Grace reveals which "token" of Isabella's to use.

  • piece of lace

Grace also mentions "Effigies", which is the password-protected blog we can now access.