Ghost is the soul of past Monarch that come to help their heirs at the start of a new reign.

The Ghost notably wears the colors of the previously played Monarch, and has a crown.

Classic.png Kingdom: Classic – The starting tutorial is guided by a sparkling trail. That could be considered unrelated to the Ghost character. But for instructional and organizational reasons this wiki will consider the sparkling trail to be the Ghost, but under an undeveloped form.

Introduction scene[edit | edit source]

Every Kingdom campaign starts with an introduction scene that takes place on the left side of the land somewhat deep into the forest, and is marked by the following sequence of events:

  • An inspirational text appears on the top of the screen, starting a sort of vague lore narrative
  • A command instruction on how to skip the tutorial (not always, see the table below)
  • The Monarch appears on the land for the first time.
    Detail

Quote Condition Instructions
A solitary King/Queen carries the crown to a new land... If it's the first run on the player account or game install. A tip on how to move the Monarch appears after a couple of seconds. No option to skip the tutorial.
Again, the King/Queen will try to last... If it's not the first run. The movement tip appears after a couple of seconds. And an option is offered to skip the tutorial if it has been completed at least once on the player account or game install.
Many failed, this King/Queen will do better...
Co-op

If it's not the first nor the second run.

In Two Crowns the word "Monarch" may replace "King/Queen" even in single player (unknown conditions).

Starting position[edit | edit source]

The Monarch's starting position varies a little depending on if the player skips the beginners guide or not.

  • If the player does not skip the tutorial, the Monarch starts the campaign one screen to the left of the Kingdom Monument.
  • If the tutorial is skipped, the Monarch starts the campaign one screen to the right of the Kingdom Monument.

Kingdom Monument[edit | edit source]

The Kingdom Monument falling before the King.

So if doing the tutorial, the player will naturally see the animation of the monument falling to pieces before starting the camp. If not, the animation would trigger the next time the Monarch gets close to the monument.

Meeting[edit | edit source]

After that, a few "meters" to the right of the monument the Monarch should meet the Ghost, who would guide him/her to the unlit campfire, and:

  • start the tutorial sequence
  • fade away, if the tutorial had been skipped.

Tutorial sequence[edit | edit source]

In all three Kingdom titles, the Ghost helpfully shows the Monarch how to start the campfire, recruit subjects, buy tools, and build walls, before disappearing with the memorable instructions: Build, expand, defend.

Some general differences

A king's ghost calling the Monarch and pointing to the campfire place in Kingdom: New Lands.

Classic.png Kingdom: Classic – A sparkling trail will teach the Monarch the first steps of their endeavor.

New Lands.png Kingdom: New Lands – At the start of every new island after the first, the Ghost appears pointing out the direction to the area to light the campfire. If the Monarch goes the wrong way from the shipwreck, the Ghost follows the Monarch and points to the good direction, saying: "Come".

16?format=original Kingdom Two Crowns – The Ghost can be seen on any campaign island giving instructions about rebuilding destroyed walls, giving coins to the Banker, etc.

Below are the lists of commands received by the Monarch during the beginners tutorial:

Classic.png Kingdom: Classic
Command Spot / position ve
1. Hold down to light a fire at the campfire
2. Throw coins with to recruit around the two vagrants
3. Hold down to buy a bow at the bow stand
4. Hold down to buy a hammer at the hammer stand
5. Hold down to build a wall at the inner most left wall
6. Build, expand, defend. anywhere around the campfire
  • Building the innermost wall on the right side does count for the task.
  • The sparkles tells the Monarch to "watch" if he/she moves away from the wall before it is fully built.
  • The ↓ symbol is replaced with a X if the player is using a controller.

New Lands.png Kingdom: New Lands
Command Spot / position
1. Hold to light a fire at the campfire
2. Throw coins to recruit around the two vagrants
3. Hold to buy a bow at the bow stand
4. Hold to buy a hammer at the hammer stand
5. Hold to build a wall at the inner most left wall
6. Gallop on the same place
7. Recruit one more on the vagrant camp
8. Get another bowman at the bow stand
9. Build, expand, defend. anywhere around the campfire
  • The Ghost will also say "Come" and "Stand here" to guide the Monarch to the next spot.
  • The key/button related to each command appears just bellow it.
  • That key/button adapts to the platform the game is being played on ( on PC, A on Switch and Xbox, and X on PS4). On mobile, the animation of a finger tapping on the screen replaces the key symbol.
  • The step about galloping will only trigger if the Monarch hadn't gallop once until that moment.

16?format=original Kingdom Two Crowns
Command Spot / position
1. Hold to light a fire at the campfire
2. Throw coins to recruit around the two vagrants
3. Hold to buy a bow at the bow stand
4. Hold to buy a hammer at the hammer stand
5. Hold to build a wall at the inner most left wall
6. Throw coins to recruit on the vagrant camp
7. To expand you must clear the land, ... at the first tree on the left side
8. Get another bowman at the bow stand
9. Build, expand, defend. anywhere around the campfire
  • The Ghost will also say "Follow" and "Stand here" to guide the Monarch to the next spot.
  • The Ghost will do a pesky movement pointing with his/her arm to the next spot, to emphasize the given order whenever the Monarch stands still or takes too long to comply.
  • The key/button related to each command appears just bellow it.
  • That key/button adapts to the platform the game is being played on ( on PC, A on Switch and Xbox, and X on PS4). On mobile, the animation of a finger tapping on the screen replaces the key symbol.
  • The game autosaves right after the tutorial.

Tutorial restrictions[edit | edit source]

When starting a new campaign, the tutorial sequence won't let the Monarch:

  • drop coins before lighting the campfire
  • spend coins on things other than those pointed out by the Ghost.
  • explore the land and go deep in the forest before the finishing the entire tutorial.

Besides the ordinary annoyance, these obstructions can restrain for the player the access to some achievements. For example, the "On the Third Day (I Lit a Fire/You started your camp)" Steam achievement, present in all Kingdom titles, can be easily accomplished if the tutorial is skipped, and really troublesome if not.

Skipping tutorial[edit | edit source]

It's possible to skip the initial tutorial if it has been completed at least once on the current player account or game install. There is no other requirement. Players can complete the tutorial and do their normal play through, restarting only after losing the Crown, or they can complete the tutorial and start a new game right away. There is no difference in there. If the tutorial has been completed once, the tip on how to skip it will appear at the introduction scene of the next runs.

The instruction appearing on the middle/bottom of the screen would read:

  • Hold down /X to skip (in Kingdom: Classic)
  • /X/A Hold to skip (in New Lands or Two Crowns on PC/console)
  • triple tap to skip (in New Lands or Two Crowns on mobile)

Operating the same command used for paying coins will cancel the tutorial.

Each time the save files have to be deleted though, the basic tutorial has to be followed once more. A fix for this may come with future updates.[1]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Ghosts are the only characters who are confirmed as dead in entirety of the Kingdom series, other than the corpse found next to the warhorse. Although, the fate of past monarchs is unknown (see Theories/Ghost).

History[edit | edit source]

Date      Game Platform Version Change
Aug 29, 2019 16?format=original All 1.0.4 FIX / BUG: Ghost tutorial is now less intrusive/forcing and other general fixes and improvements.
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Change
FIX / BUG: Ghost tutorial is now less intrusive/forcing and other general fixes and improvements.
Detail

April 9, 2019 16?format=original PC 1.0.4 B NEW / BUG: Expanded tutorial.
Detail

NEW / BUG: Expanded tutorial.
Detail

Feb 2, 2019 16?format=original All 1.0.4 FIX: Client player should no longer get stuck in loading screen if accepting an invite from a host player in the tutorial.
FIX: Client player should no longer get stuck in loading screen if accepting an invite from a host player in the tutorial.
Mar, 2017 New Lands.png Apple Logo.png 1.2.5 FIX: Fixed issue where tutorial tip would trigger early.
FIX: Fixed issue where tutorial tip would trigger early.
Feb 20, 2017 New Lands.png All 1.2.3 NEW: Extended tutorial to help new players.
NEW: Extended tutorial to help new players.
Oct 21, 2016 New Lands.png All 1.0.4 NEW: Increased tutorial Ghost speed and improve the leading behavior.
NEW: Increased tutorial Ghost speed and improve the leading behavior.
Aug 9, 2016 New Lands.png All 1.0.0 Introduced.
Introduced.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 We’ll look into making this skippable.—developer Gordon Van Dyke on Steam. 30 April 2020.
  2. That tutorial with the ghost... Is that all? "Come here! Build this, build that! k, thx, byebye"? 12 Dec, 2018.
  3. I'm opt out from the beta.—said a player on 6 June, 2019.
  4. Players found the tutorial to be game breaking on 26 Jun, 9, 29 Jul, 12, 16, 20, 21 Aug and 2 Nov, 2019.
  5. Players were looking for a way to skip the basic tutorial on 15, 16 Jul, 22, 25 Jun, 13 Aug, 13, 20, 27 Sep, 14, 18, 21, 24, 26 Oct, and 23 Nov.
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