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Prescott Dormitory
Type: Dormitory
Location: Blackwell Academy
State: Oregon
Appears in: Episode 1: Chrysalis
Episode 2: Out of Time
Episode 3: Chaos Theory
Episode 4: Dark Room

The Prescott Dormitory is the name of the dormitory of Blackwell Academy. It is owned by Nathan Prescott's family, having been generously donated in 1998. Within the same building, there are separate living spaces for male and female students. Janitor Samuel's custodial room is located to the left of the dormitory entrance. On the dormitory grounds in front of the building's entrance, there is the mysterious Native American Tobanga totem.

The Girls' DormEdit

  • Rooms 217-228
  • Hallway
  • TV Lounge (non-explorable)
  • Vending Room (non-explorable)
  • Girls Toilet (non-explorable)
  • Shower Room
Blackwell Academy Girls Dormitory

Hallway Edit

In the hallway, there are several notice boards, as well as individual slates for each dorm room. Most of the posters on the walls are related to social events within the school, and notices for the students. There are posters also outlining rules, as the posters in the girls' dorm proclaim "No Boys Allowed". The slates of each room occasionally change in the dorm; for example after Kate's incident, there are encouraging messages rather than graffiti or slander.

Shower Room Edit

This location is first accessed in episode two, in the morning as Max gets ready for the day. She showers, and witnesses Kate being hassled by Victoria, Courtney and Taylor. The plumbing is not the best, as the water becomes cold as soon as anyone turns on a sink tap and one of the shower heads is out of order. The shower room is also available to explore in the third episode, as Max can speak to Taylor about Victoria sneaking out. During Max's nightmare section in episode 5, Max may find a key with Dana's room number on a table outside the shower room after seeing Kate enter her room and jump off into an empty space inside. After entering Dana's room, Rachel's room and Victoria's room, Max will also see a group of giant squirrels outside the window next to the shower room door. Max may take an optional photo of this group of giant squirrels.

Bathroom Edit

There is a toilet which is unexplorable throughout the game, which is only opened during the morning of the second episode as someone throws a roll of toilet paper at an unsuspecting Alyssa. Max can rewind and intervene with the event. Max may also open the door and enter it during her nightmare section in episode 5, but it will lead nowhere and return Max as her current character to the dormitory entrance.

Individual Rooms: Edit

Posters, Fliers, and NotesEdit

There are several missing posters for Rachel Amber on bulletin boards all over the dormitory. In addition to this, reward fliers, items-for-sale fliers, club posters, advocacy posters, and notes from students appear on them. Several posters on campus are vandalized with graffiti, a notable amount making fun of Kate Marsh and the semi-viral video that was taken of her.

The Boys' Dorm Edit

  • Rooms 104-111
  • Hallway
  • TV Lounge (non-explorable)
  • Vending Room (non-explorable)
  • Boys' Toilet (non-explorable)
  • Shower Room (non-explorable)
Dormitory Boys floor map

Prescott Dormitory Boys map

Hallway Edit

The most notable difference between the girls' and boys' dorm hallways is that of the graffiti and general untidiness. The boys have no shame in scrawling everywhere, blocking out signs with rules, and making sexual jokes about other students. The chart with the room allocations is completely destroyed with graffiti, leaving Max to find Nathan's room with no assistance from it.[1] As with the girls' dorm, the boys have individual room slates.

Individual rooms: Edit

Interactions Edit

There are several interactive opportunities throughout the game, both inside and outside the dorms.

PC users: Hover over the text to see Max's comments.

Episode One - "Chrysalis" Edit

Outside Edit

  • Max can look at the signpost. (Comment: "I always get a little giddy when I think about having my own room here.")
  • She can look at the dorm nameplate. (Comment: "„The Prescott Dormitory.“Good lord. Nathan's family owns my dorm!?")
  • She can look at numerous recycle bins. (Comment: "Glad to see our campus is eco-friendly.")
  • She can look at the sprinklers. (Comment: "You'd think with all rain here in Oregon, you wouldn't need to water the lawn. I guess Blackwell
    has to keep the lawn and plants well-manicured to look good on a catalog."
    "With all these new droughts, it seems kinda obscene to waste all this water."
    "I could crank the sprinkler up and give Victoria and her clones incentive to beat it..."
    "Okay, now where exactly is the sprinkler valve?")
  • She can look at the scratches on a tree. (Comment: "Don't take it out on the tree, loser.")
  • She can look at the Tobanga Totem. (Comment: "Warren told me that totem is named "Tobanga" for a reason nobody knows.")
  • She can look at and try to speak to Logan Robertson. (Comment: "Hey, Logan Robertson: All American Asshole.")
  • She can look at and try to speak to Zachary Riggins. (Comment: "Zachary always looks like he'd rather be throwing back a beer than a football.")
  • She can look at and speak to Kate Marsh. (Comment: "There's Kate, looking sadder than usual.")
  • She can look at and speak to Alyssa Anderson. (Comment: "I feel like Alyssa and I should be better friends."
    Warned: "Now Alyssa can savor her bad novel in peace."
    Didn't warn: "Ouch, poor Alyssa. That'll leave a bruise.")
  • She can look at and speak to Samuel Taylor. (Comment: "Good ol' Samuel. Some people are creeped out by him. He's not creepy, just X-Files weird."
    "There goes Samuel DaVinci to paint the window...")
  • She can look at and speak to Victoria Chase (required). (Comment: Before talk: "Oh shit, there's Victoria and her "mean girls"."
    After talk: "That's the first and last time I expect to hear that."
    Sprinkler: "She looks like a pissed off wet cat. And she's still stylish."
    Bucket: "Victoria is not getting the hint."
    Both: "Oh man, she looks so sad and lonely sitting there alone."
    Made fun of: "I should feel really bad for Victoria, but, I really fucking don't. Karma."
    Comforted: "I hope Victoria won't hate me so much now.")
  • She can look at and take an optional photo of the squirrel. (Comment: "This is going to be too damn cute. At least it's not a cat picture.")
  • She can look at and take an optional photo of the broken window (if she warns Alyssa). (Comment: "Now that's what I call Instant Karma!")
  • She can enter Samuel's custodial room. (See here for the interactions)
  • She can look at and interact with the sprinkler valve inside the custodial room.
  • She can look at and tamper with Samuel's paint bucket. (Comment: "Hmmm, a paint bucket next to Victoria. I see a plan.")

Inside Edit

  • Max can look at notices on several notice boards.
  • She can look at a map of Blackwell Academy (Comment: "Blackwell isn't that big, but, it sure feels like a labyrinth.")
  • She can look at a map of the dormitories. (Comment: "Welcome to BlackHell...")
  • She can look at the slates:
    • Stella Hill (Comment: "Room 217? No way in hell am I ever going in here.")
    • Taylor Christensen (Comment: "Is this a Vortex Club or a Victoria Club initiation? Truly pathetic.")
    • Juliet Watson (Comment: "Juliet: X-treme Reporter ")
    • Dana Ward (Comment: "Dana's still a cheerleader at heart...")
    • Kate Marsh (Comment: "Okay, this is just mean and stupid.")
    • Max Caulfield (Comment: Empty: "How sad. I didn't write anything. I have nothing to say."
      Pokerface: "Obvious, but true.")
    • Victoria Chase (Comment: "Oh Victoria, give me a fucking break.")
    • Brooke Scott (Comment: "Warren should be all over Brooke. They're perfect for each other.")
  • Max can replace the insults on Kate's slate with a peace symbol. (Comment: "The universal symbol for: "Please leave me alone, asshole.")
  • She can look at a "No Boys Allowed" sign. (Comment: "As if.")
  • She can look at Rachel Amber Missing Person posters. (Comment: "This girl must have been popular, she's everywhere."
    "We get it, she's missing. Somebody has gone crazy with these posters.")
  • She can look at a photo of a doe. (Comment: "Nice atmospheric shot. Needs dusting.")
  • She can look at a toilet paper roll. (Comment: "Looks like nobody won this TP war. There's nothing left but ghosts.")
  • She can look at the fire alarm. (Comment: "At least that's an alarm from this century.")
  • She can look at a "Don't Be a Zombie" poster. (Comment: "They Live!")
  • She can look at a "Save the Earth" poster. (Comment: "But what's this poster really trying to tell me?")
  • She can enter her room.
  • She can look at and speak to Juliet. (Comment: Before talk: "Juliet looks like she's ready to throw down."
    Wrong answer: "Note to Max: It pays to remember names."
    Without email: "I should find a way to end this silly stand-off."
    With email: "Poor Juliet is about to get smited with truth.")
  • She can enter Dana's room to obtain the flash drive.

Episode Two - "Out of Time" Edit

Outside Edit

  • Max can look at the scaffolding. (Comment: "The paint job looks great. Samuel knows his color schemes.")
  • She can look at and use the food waste from the recycle bin. (Comment: Look: "How hard is it to dump the trash into a bin? But I could use this to attract squirrels..."
    Use: "Release the Kraken! Come on squirrels, time for your 15 minutes of fame...")
  • She can look at and take an optional photo of the squirrel eating a donut. (Comment: Look: "Wowser, it's hard to get this close to a squirrel..."
    Photo: "Yes! Another Pulitzer for the portfolio!")
  • She can look at the football. (Comment: "Can't Blackwell have at least one "No Football Zone"?")
  • She can look at and speak to Samuel Taylor. (Comment: "Ah, there's Samuel, up early, already communing with the critters...")
  • She can look at the birds near Samuel. (Comment: "The birds are flocking around Samuel...")
  • She can look at and speak to Taylor Christensen. (Comment: "I don't think I've actually seen Taylor alone without Team Victoria."
    Successful talk: "Well, that conversation didn't suck. Give peace a chance...")
  • She can look at the dorm nameplate. (Comment: "„The Prescott Dormitory.“ Good Lord, Nathan's family owns my dorm?!")
  • She can look at and speak to Warren Graham (required). (Comment: Before talk: "Warren is out and about already too. Looks like he's waiting for somebody..."
    After talk: "That boy cracks me up. I'm glad he's on my side.")
  • She can enter Samuel's custodial room.
  • She can look at the water pump, axe, a box labeled "Sammy's stuff" and several photos of Rachel Amber inside the custodial room.

Inside Edit

  • Max can look at Rachel Amber Missing Person posters. (Comment: "Rachel looks like she's staring at me..."
    "I would love to believe Rachel Amber is just hiding."
    "Chloe is so determined to find you, Rachel.")
  • She can look at the notices on several noticeboards.
  • She can look at a "Save the Earth" poster. (Comment: "But what's this poster really trying to tell me?")
  • She can speak to Alyssa after warning her about the toilet roll throw. (Comment: Before: "Alyssa is such an easy target for those jerks. I should help her..."
    Don't warn: "If I help Alyssa, I could be like the "godmother of Blackwell"...")
  • She can look at the toilet paper. (Comment: "One quick rewind and I could stop this TP attack...")
  • She can look at a photo of a doe. (Comment: "Nice atmospheric shot. Needs dusting.")
  • She can look at a "Don't Be a Zombie" poster. (Comment: "They live!")
  • She can look at and erase the insults on Kate's slate. (Comment: Before: "The marks of Satan."
    After: "I sure would like to catch this hall tagger...")
  • She can look at a map of Blackwell Academy (Comment: "Blackwell isn't that big, but, it sure feels like a labyrinth.")
  • She can look at a map of the dormitories. (Comment: "Welcome to BlackHell...")
  • She can look at a trash can. (Comment: "Samuel truly is a weirdo... but he is great at cleaning up.")
  • She can look at and erase her slate (determinant). (Comment: Before: "Why would anybody even care? I thought artists helped each other..."
    After: "Two can play at this game, Moriarty. They might not believe it—but they won't be sure.")
  • She can look at and speak to Juliet Watson. (Comment: Before talk: "Whatever they're watching must be hot stuff..."
    After talk: "Juliet has no clue how much this is hurting Kate.")
  • She can look at and speak to Brooke Scott. (Comment: Before talk: "There's Brooke, looking smarter than everybody."
    After talk: "At least she's dedicated to her schoolwork...")
  • She can knock on the doors of various people:
    • Stella Hill (Comment: "Clearly not a morning person.")
    • Taylor Christensen (Comment: "Taylor is no doubt being led around by Victoria, as usual.")
    • Juliet Watson (Comment: "Wake up, Max. Juliet is next to me in the hall... not her room.")
    • Kate Marsh (Comment: "Kate is an early bird. She might be up and gone...")
    • Victoria Chase (Comment: "Fine, I won't disturb you.")
    • Brooke Scott (Comment: "No Brooke here...")
  • She can enter Dana's room.
  • She can enter the showers.

Inside the showers,

  • She can look at a "Flu Shot" poster. (Comment: "The last time I got a flu shot, I got the flu. Fuck you.")
  • She can look at a tampon dispenser. (Comment: "I'm good to flow, thanks.")
  • She can look at a "The Otters" poster. (Comment: "„Otter Power?“ I'm so not there.")
  • She can look at and speak to Kate (required). (Comment: "Kate is not good. I wish David would "get off her crack," as Chloe would say.")

After having a shower,

  • Max can look at and erase the link to Kate's video from the mirror. (Comment: Look: "Is that the link to Kate's video? Damn, Victoria is so fucking mean."
    Erase: "Even if I can stop one person from watching it, it's worth it.")
  • She can look at and use one of the sinks. (Comment: "Water is almost as good as a cup of strong tea when I'm in sleepy-mode.")
  • She can enter Kate's room in the dormitories.

Episode Three - "Chaos Theory" Edit

Inside Edit

  • Max can look at Rachel Amber Missing Person posters. (Comment: "Where the hell are you, Rachel Amber?"
    "I feel like you're guiding us along... but where?"
    "Yes, I am going to find you, Rachel... For Chloe and Kate.")
  • She can look at the End of the World Party poster. (Comment: "The end of the world might be coming before your party...")
  • She can look at a Vortex Club poster. (Comment: "I bet you'll party like it's 1999, assholes.")
  • She can look at the slates:
    • Stella Hill
    • Taylor Christensen (Comment: "Incredible. Taylor is utterly shameless.")
    • Juliet Watson
    • Dana Ward (Comment: "Dana's really hurting over this.")
    • Kate Marsh (Comment: "So much hypocrite.")
    • Victoria Chase (Comment: "That's a depressing thought. And it's always about Victoria...")
    • Brooke Scott
    • Max Caulfield (Comment: Kate alive: "I hope you burn bright again soon, Kate."
      Kate dead: "I hope Kate finally has her wings now...")
  • She can look at and light Kate's shrine (determinant). (Comment: Look: "Kate, I would give up my power if I could have another rewind to save you...
    I won't rest until we find out the truth... and somebody pays for this."
    Light: "This is my prayer for you, Kate. Bless your gentle soul...")
  • She can look at the barricade tape. (Comment: Kate dead: "God, that's like some awful TV crime scene in our dorm."
    Kate alive: "Do they really need that crap on the door? Kate's still alive...")
  • She can enter Dana's room.
  • She can enter the showers.

Inside the showers,

  • Max can look at the mirror. (Comment: "I hope Victoria feels particularly shitty about posting that link.")
  • She can look at a "Safe Not Sorry" poster. (Comment: Kate alive: "I hope Victoria feels particularly shitty about posting that link."
    Kate dead: "Nobody can blame this poster for Kate's death...")
  • She can look at a shower. (Comment: "Urrgh. Cave-Max want to shower, but no time. Must meet Chloe.")
  • She can speak to Taylor. (Comment: Kate alive: "Jeez, Taylor actually seems concerned about Kate..."
    Kate dead: "I shouldn't be so damn judgmental. Taylor is obviously upset about Kate...")

Outside Edit

  • Max can look at Kate's memorial (determinant). (Comment: "Jesus, I still can't believe she jumped...")
  • She can look at the broken window (determinant). (Comment: "Everywhere I go I can see how I'm altering history... big and small.")
  • She can look at and take an optional photo of the squirrel on a bench. (Comment: Look: "Hello little friend, care to join me?"
    Photo: "Look at the lens and say „Nut!“"... "Gotcha!")
  • She can look at a broken lamp. (Comment: "Maybe Samuel should fix that lamp...")
  • She can look at the Tobanga Totem. (Comment: "The Tobanga does look pretty scary at night... Please don't destroy me.")
  • She can have a Moment of Calm on the bench.
  • She can look at and speak to Principal Wells. (Comment: Kate alive: "Principal Wells was totally wasted. He must be sad about Kate..."
    Kate dead: "He's lucky nobody else saw him like that—except me.")
  • She can open the door to Samuel's custodial room. (Comment: "Oh, it's unlocked! I hope Samuel isn't around...")
  • She can look at a scarf, a fashion magazine, a box with an empty paint bucket and several toolboxes inside the custodial room.

Episode Four - "Dark Room" Edit

Outside Edit

  • Max can look at the door near the dormitory gate. (Comment: "Principal Wells was so loaded the other night here.")
  • She can look at and take an optional photo of the cairn in the far end of the dormitory yard. (Comment: Look: "Okay, where did these rocks come from? This is too Blair Witch for me."
    Look after talking to Samuel: "I'm glad Samuel let me know about these rocks...
    Rest in peace, birdies."
    Photo: "One photo... for posterity.")
  • She can look at the Tobanga Totem. (Comment: "I don't think the Tobanga will ever give up any secrets to us.")
  • She can look at the accessibility upgrades board. (Comment: Left money: "Whew, good thing I didn’t let Chloe take that money from Principal Wells…"
    Stole money: "Oh great, Chloe stole money from the handicapped access fund... We're going to hell.")
  • She can look at Kate's memorial (determinant). (Comment: "Oh... my sweet Kate.")
  • She can look at and take an optional photo of two squirrels. (Comment: First: "How'd you like a partner for a quick photo op?"
    Second: "Did you think you could hide from Max Caulfield, "Squirrel Paparazzi"?"
    Both: "Two cute little squirrels posing for me? If you insist..."
    Photo: "Now smile and say “Nuts.”")
  • She can look at Zachary Riggins. (Comment: "Enjoy the big game, Zachary... I hope it's not the last.")
  • She can look at Justin Williams. (Comment: "I can tell that Justin is really into Chloe.")
  • She can look at and speak to Daniel DaCosta. (Comment: "Poor Daniel. Looks like he needs a hug.")
  • She can look at and speak to Brooke Scott. (Comment: Accept Warren's invitation: "Brooke doesn't look happy that I'm "Going Ape" with Warren...
    Refuse Warren's invitation: "Brooke looks happy that she's "Going Ape" with Warren.")
  • She can look at and speak to Samuel Taylor. (Comment: "That's cool to see that Samuel is not alone for once.")
  • She can look at and speak to Michelle Grant. (Comment: "Ms. Grant looks interested in whatever Samuel is saying…")
  • She can look at and speak to Chloe Price. (Comment: "Chloe fits in so easy with Justin…")

Inside (Boys' Dorm) Edit

  • Max can look at the map of the dormitories. (Comment: "Who needs a dorm map anyway? At least I can see that Nathan isn’t in room 106 or 108.")
  • She can look at a "Safety First" poster. (Comment: "Apparently Logan missed this poster.")
  • She can look at a poster about the cat pics. (Comment: "Who would steal cat pics?")
  • She can look at a "Gamer Guyz" poster. (Comment: "They have one more meeting left...")
  • She can take an optional photo of the footprints through a window. (Comment: "Every photographer should have one blurry Bigfoot shot…")
  • She can look at a toilet paper roll. (Comment: "Are toilet paper wars mandatory in the dorms?")
  • She can look at Daniel's drawings. (Comment: "Jerks. At least nobody messed with the Kate portrait.")
  • She can look at a "Don't Be Bullied" poster. (Comment: "This just makes me think of Kate…")
  • She can look at a Bigfoots poster. (Comment: "Oh, you Bigfoots.")
  • She can look at a vandalized photo of Warren. (Comment: "Poor Warren. This is the work of Nathan. He's so lucky I'm a pacifist...")
  • She can look at and write on Warren's slate. (Comment: Before writing: "Hello, Warren’s room! Hawking and him make a good team."
    Accepted invitation: "I can have a little fun with Warren for a change. He’s the one who wants to
    “Go Ape”... and sometimes you have to take a chance and see what happens..."
    Refused invitation: "I can have a little fun with Warren for a change. I mean, he tries so hard and
    I blew off his drive-in offer... Am I overthinking this?")
  • She can look at the other slates:
    • Evan Harris (Comment: "Evan, of course. That's why no shits were given... Evan rules.")
    • Trevor (Comment: "Why, hello, Trevor... and Dana.")
    • Daniel DaCosta (Comment: "Even after Kate, nobody here learned anything about bullying.")
    • Nathan Prescott (Comment: "This can only be Nathan’s room.")
    • Hayden Jones (Comment: "Skunk weed and video games... I sense Hayden is near...)
    • Logan Robertson (Comment: "Looks like one of the jocks did care about Kate…")
    • Zachary Riggins (Comment: "Zach or Logan? Who knows? Bros gotta bro.")
  • She can enter Nathan's room.
  • She can look at and speak to Chloe. (Comment: "There's "Eagle-Eye Chloe" scoping out the area for Nathan...")

ResidentsEdit

Former Residents Edit

It is suggested in Max's nightmare in "Polarized" that the following people were residents of the Prescott Dormitory during Rachel Amber's time there.

  • 217 - Kelly Davis
  • 219 - Tara Garcia
  • 222 - Lyla Lee
  • 223 - Hadley Wright
  • 224 - Rachel Amber
Dormmap2

Dorm map during Rachel's time

Custodial Room Edit

On the left to the dorms' entrance is Samuel's custodial room.

References Edit

  1. Although she can simply be sent the room number by Kate Marsh if she is still alive, and if Max confronted her about Nathan during her hospital visit.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Evident from the localization files

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