The next horrifying installment of the Resident Evil series has finally arrived. Continuing the story of Ethan Winters following the events of Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil Village sees our titular hero venture into a mysterious eastern European town to save his kidnapped baby. Throughout your journey, Ethan will encounter all sorts of horrific monsters, eccentric characters, puzzles, and familiar faces. Pulling inspiration from previous entries, Resident Evil Village mixes both horror and action. Along with hordes of monsters ready to tear into Ethan, you will need to solve a number of puzzles throughout your journey. One of the earliest brain teasers is in Lady Dimitrescu’s castle and involves moving statues around a large bath in the Hall of Ablution.
How to Solve the Hall of Ablution Statue Puzzle
When you enter the room you’ll see four statues around each corner of the bath in the middle. You can turn these statues to face either statue on their left or right. In order to make the bath drain and secret passage open, you have to ensure every statue is facing the correct direction. Near the back of the room is a riddle that gives you a hint as to which way each statue much be pointed to unlock the next area.
The riddle reads as followed:
Women are blind to male advances, but the poor shall take their chances to give their lord their bounty sown, so that soon the wine may flow.
While the statues aren’t labeled, we can clearly determine which one is meant to be based on their pose and what they are holding. So in the picture below we are labeling each of these statues as Lord, Lady, Wine, and Poor to coincide with the riddle.
To complete this puzzle, turn the Lady to the right so she faces Wine. Now go to Wine and turn her so she directly faces the Lady statue. Keep the Lord statue where it is and go to the Poor, turning them so face the lord. If done correctly, your statues should look like the image below. You can turn the statues by approaching them, hitting X (PlayStation) / A (Xbox) and then using your analog stick to manually turn them. They will lock into place once turned, so don’t worry about getting them exactly lined up. Additionally, you will need no key items to complete this puzzle, so don’t worry about missing anything.
Doing so will drain the blood out of the pool and open up a pathway down to the distillery. Don’t fret, neither Lady Dimitrescu nor her daughters will bother you during this puzzle. So take all the time you need to solve it. After it’s completed, head down the stairs, take a right and climb down the ladder. Across from the ladder at the bottom is another goat figurine you can break with your knife. Be ready for a fight against some more ghouls, the distillery is guarded so make sure to make some bullets beforehand if you need to!