A Youthful Endeavor
Items for this section: 3 papyrus, 10 pieces of silk, 1 sack of potatoes, 8 empty sacks
Speak to Auguste, and he will ask you to become his assistant in creating an incredible new technology. Agree, and he will show you his design.
It's unexplained but Auguste tells you that he needs one sheet of papyrus, a ball of wool, and a sack of potatoes to make a test model. Use the ball of wool on the papyrus, then use the resulting item on the candle, and you will create an origami balloon. Talk to Auguste again and he will test it out.
Having proved his hypothesis correct, he decides to try another experiment, despite your worry.
For his second test, he needs two more sheets of papyrus and a full sack of potatoes. Give him these items and you will view another cutscene.
The Real Thing
Though the experiment ends badly, Auguste is ready to create the full-sized balloon. The materials he needs for the balloon are as follows:
Yellow + red dye
10 pieces of silk
A clay bowl
8 sandbags - a sandbag can be created by using an empty sack on a sand pit
12 willow branches
He gives you a willow sapling and a basket of apples to protect the tree if you need to gather the willow branches (this takes several hours and is not recommended). You can give him the materials parts at a time, but you must give him all of the material (ie you must have all ten pieces of silk). Speak with him to give him each of the materials, then use the willow branches on the balloon platform.
Yet Another Hypothesis
He will explain the controls of the balloon. It needs 10 normal logs to travel, and you cannot carry more than 40kg of weight. You will also need a tinderbox. You will be working with the interface to the left.
This is a relatively simple puzzle. To move up, you burn one log to move up one space, or release a sandbag to move up twice. To move down, either pull the rope or the emergency rope to move one or two spaces down. Click on Relax to move straight forward. If you crash into anything, you will have to meet Auguste back at Entrana with 10 more logs to try again.
To complete this puzzle, you must navigate across these three screens:
The puzzle does have a couple tricky spots. On the second screen, wait until you are at least even with the second bird before you move up, to make sure you don't run into either the bird or the palm tree.
On the final screen, position yourself like in Frame 3, then use the red emergency rope to drop two squares. By the end, line up with the target rock like in Frame 4, then relax.
When you reach your destination, speak with Auguste, who will thank you for flying with him, and the quest is complete.