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EMPTY HOUSE
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location VAST FOREST
items None
reward None

EMPTY HOUSE is a quest in OMORI. Completion of this quest is mandatory to progress the story. It is made available after collecting all keys for the HANGMAN.

STORY

The group reaching the end of the Map of Truth after learning about Headspace's origins.

After HUMPHREY is defeated, the party has essentially lost their memories of BASIL and their main motivator for exploring the overworld. The whirlpool where HUMPHREY once was now leads to the MAP OF TRUTH, a long winding corridor filled with red water.

Note that entering the whirlpool is optional as the player can alternatively head back to the UNDERWATER HIGHWAY and take PLUTO'S SPACELINE to VAST FOREST to initiate the quest.

Upon entering the MAP OF TRUTH, swimming through the corridor will periodically stop OMORI and the party as a disembodied voice provides exposition on his past adventures in the dream world and how the KEYS have repeatedly pointed them to the truth, before he resets the dream world to conceal it each time. This time, the KEYS all point to the heart of the VAST FOREST, and the projection of MARI, which OMORI has always regenerated, will guide him to it.

Stranger luring the group inside of Basil's House, now disoriented and withered away.

Talking to MARI after this point introduces this quest into her list. Your remaining task is to explore the world, collecting the KEYS to complete the HANGMAN puzzle. Once the HANGMAN is complete, the surroundings of BASIL'S HOUSE become deathly and foreboding, and its floor caves in, revealing the entry to BLACK SPACE.

Taking the road to his house shows that all his flowers have withered away, no longer responding to any attempts to water them, and that the walk through the forest has become abnormally long as the trees closer to his house are gradually dying. Upon reaching the house, a frightened AUBREY begs OMORI to turn back, but with nowhere else that leads forward, OMORI takes the plunge.

REWARD

Once OMORI falls asleep in NEIGHBOR'S BEDROOM, the quest will vanish from the list, never to appear again even after OMORI rebuilds HEADSPACE in the OMORI ROUTE.

QUOTES

The Truth about Headspace
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You have come again to seek the truth.
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Each time, your adventures may be disparate. But as your journey nears its end... it will always lead you back here.
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The truth. The truth is always the same.
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The path to the truth was once here, but it has been removed.
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It was moved to a lighthouse in a pier.
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Then, to a library banished deep underground. And after that, to an old barn on a distant planet.
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And... this time... it will be in the heart of a vast forest.
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No matter how many times the path is concealed, the flower boy will always find it. And your dear sister MARI... she will always guide you to it.
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Even as hollow shells, they will continue to evolve. And each time, they will grow wings... and fly too close to the sun.
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It is their nature. They are the only ones who know... and one has carried it with her to her grave.
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Death may be no danger here, but the memories of them do not fade so easily. Many times, your friends have met with an unfortunate fate.
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Although they are revived time and again, the most haunting stay in this world... even if only their bones remain.
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The long lost ones sink here... to the bottom of
the DEEP WELL... and become nothing.

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You have forsaken them, yet they still yearn for your care. Their souls know nothing but how to scream for help. Do you take pity on them?
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Your dear sister MARI with a bad knee... You could not bear for her to die again, so she was given the safety of a picnic blanket.
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Yet it is her nature to leave and to protect. And when she does, she will leave you again and be born anew... with the undying soul that you have cursed her with.
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The souls assigned to your friends... They are fragile and must be protected. And so they must remain asleep.
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Yet... The path to the truth is closer to your most precious room than ever before. Will you be able to bury it this time?
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Perhaps it is too late for you.
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Perhaps there is still hope for you.
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You know of the KEYS to the other realm. They are different each time... but they will unlock the same door.
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The end of this journey will lead to suffering... but if you do not face this, you cannot continue.
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This form, though it has not shown its true self, is evil. You will not see that unless you fight it.
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When your intentions become hazy, they will transpire into this world like a thick fog. You will know when it happens. It has already happened before.
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At that time... return to where the truth was reborn... to the heart of the forest.
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And like each time before it... attempt to rewrite your fate.
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Will you be doomed to repeat this cycle over and over? Or will you break it?
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Explore this world while you can, DREAMER. Until there is nothing left.
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Empty House (Unused Sequence) Part I
Empty House (Unused Sequence): Neighbor's Room
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AUBREY

MARI!
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MARI

Hi, everyone! Taking a break from wandering, I see. Are you enjoying yourselves?
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KEL

Yeah, it's been a while.
But you know what... My legs just can't keep still!

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MARI

Oh, you're bored, KEL? Well then, I may know of something that will interest you.
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MARI

Word is there's an old, empty house past the large fog south of the playground.
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AUBREY

An old, empty house? Sounds kind of spooky...
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HERO

MARI... You always like to do scary things like this.
How do you have the stomach for it?

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MARI

I don't know...
Sometimes it's fun to get a little scared, don't you think?

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KEL

I understand you completely, MARI.
Come on, guys! Where's your sense of adventure?
Don't tell me you're all too chicken!

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AUBREY

Alright, fine... I'm in.
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HERO

Sigh... I guess I'll go too, since everyone else is going.
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MARI

That's the spirit, everyone.
Don't be scared. We're all going together!

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Empty House (Unused Sequence): Mari Additional Dialogue
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MARI

This isn't the way to the empty house!
Did you guys want to go do something else instead?

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MARI

No problem! Just come visit me at the path south of the playground when you're ready!
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MARI

Let's head back to the forest path then...
the one south of the playground!

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Empty House (Unused Sequence) Part II
Empty House (Unused Sequence): Path to Basil
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MARI

Well... We're here.
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HERO

Guys... I don't know about this.
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MARI

Oh, HERO! Don't tell me you're getting cold feet!
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KEL

Come on, bro! You already agreed to this...
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AUBREY

We can do this as long as we're together!
Isn't that what you always say?

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HERO

Yeah, I know... but...
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MARI

Don't be scared, HERO. We're all here for you.
At the very least, do it for me... please?

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HERO

... Oh... Alright, then.
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MARI

Thank you, HERO~ Hehe...
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MARI

Lead the way, little brother.
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Empty House (Unused Sequence): Hero Vanishes
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KEL

Hold on a sec, guys. Where's HERO?
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MARI

Gosh darnit... Did he run away?
And after all that persuading we did?

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KEL

... That doesn't sound like HERO.
He would have told us if he was leaving.

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AUBREY

Don't say that! It's creeping me out...
He's probably just waiting back at the picnic.
We can catch up with him later!

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KEL

Hey, guys... I don't know about this.
I'm starting to get worried.

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AUBREY

KEL? Worried? That doesn't sound like you at all.
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KEL

It's just... HERO wouldn't run off like that.
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MARI

Are you sure you want to go back, KEL?
You were really excited to see the empty house earlier!

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MARI

HERO knows how to take care of himself...
You can trust him!

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KEL

Yeah... I guess, you're right.
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Do you want to keep going through the fog?
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AUBREY

Hmm... Should we go back for HERO then?
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MARI

Oh, I'm sure he'll be fine...
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Besides... If he's going to just ditch us like that, then he deserves to wait!
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Come on, OMORI. Let's keep going!
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Empty House (Unused Sequence): Kel Vanishes
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AUBREY

Ow... KEL! You're stepping on my foot!
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AUBREY

Huh? Where's KEL?
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MARI

Hmm... Do you think he went back for HERO?
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AUBREY

Maybe...
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AUBREY

You know... This forest was a lot less scary when there were more of us...
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MARI

Did you want to head back, AUBREY?
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AUBREY

I do, but... I don't want to go back all alone.
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Do you want to keep going through the fog?
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MARI

Aww... AUBREY, don't be scared. We've all been through so much together. We can take on anything!
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And if worst comes to worst...
You know that OMORI and I will be able to protect you.

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Isn't that right, OMORI?
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Empty House (Unused Sequence): Aubrey Vanishes
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MARI

Oh? Where's AUBREY?
Strange... She was holding my hand just a moment ago.

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MARI

I guess everyone went back...
What should we do now, OMORI?
Do you still want to keep going?

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MARI

Okay! I'm still up for it if you are, little brother!
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But OMORI... We're already almost there!
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Everyone will be waiting for us when we get back.
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I promise I'll keep you safe!
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What's the matter, OMORI? Did you want to go back?
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Empty House (Unused Sequence) Part III
Empty House (Unused Sequence): Black Space Intro
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Well... We're finally here.
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MARI

I guess there really is nothing here after all.
I don't know why, but that makes me a bit sad.

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MARI

Sit with me, OMORI!
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Do you want to sit with MARI?
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It's just the two of us now.
We don't really get time like this anymore, huh?

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MARI

It's so hectic all the time with everyone around.
Sometimes I miss the quieter moments.

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MARI

What is it, OMORI? You seem distracted...
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It's a long way down... Do you want to jump?
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Empty House (Unused Sequence): Jump (Select Yes)
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MARI

OMORI, watch out! You look like you were just about to fall in.
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MARI

Be careful, okay? I can't lose you again...
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MARI

Maybe it's not so safe here.
We should get back to the others.

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MARI

I'll be waiting for you outside!
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Empty House (Unused Sequence): Jump (Select No)
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MARI

This sure looks like a long way down...
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MARI

Maybe it's not so safe here.
We should get back to the others.

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I'll be waiting for you outside!
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You don't want to jump.
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MARI'S ADVICE

MARI (Empty House)
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MARI

I heard a rumor about an old empty house south of the
playground. I wonder... if it really is empty, hehe...

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TRIVIA

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  • Within the game files, there is data for an unused set of cutscenes that would have fleshed out the EMPTY HOUSE quest in its lead-up to BLACK SPACE. This was cut, presumably due to inconsistencies with the rest of the game.
  • The line "Perhaps ______ for you", spoken by the disembodied voice within the MAP OF TRUTH, differs depending on which route the player is on.
    • If the player is on the SUNNY ROUTE: "Perhaps it is too late for you."
    • If the player is on the OMORI ROUTE: "Perhaps there is still hope for you."

SITE NAVIGATION

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OMORI WIKI NAVIGATION
GAME: OMORI  •  MUSIC  •  EMOTIONS  •  HANGMAN  •  PET ROCKS
TEAM: OMOCAT  •  SLIME GIRLS  •  CLOVER & SEALIFE  •  ARCHEIA  •  YAMI  •  KITSUNORA  •  VANCE  •  EMS
CHARACTERS
MAIN: OMORI  •  SUNNY  •  AUBREY  •  KEL  •  HERO  •  BASIL  •  MARI
NPCs: BERLY  •  VAN  •  PLUTO  •  SPACE BOYFRIEND  •  SWEETHEART  •  MORE NPCs
ENEMIES: LOST SPROUT MOLE  •  FOREST BUNNY  •  WORMHOLE  •  SPACE BUNNY  •  MORE ENEMIES
GAME CONTENT
LOCATIONS: WHITE SPACE  •  NEIGHBOR'S ROOM  •  PLAYGROUND  •  VAST FOREST  •  MORE LOCATIONS
ITEMS: WEAPONS  •  CHARMS  •  SNACKS  •  TOYS  •  IMPORTANT
QUESTS
MAIN STORY: STUFFED TOY  •  BASIL  •  CAPTAIN OF THE SPACE PIRATES  •  FRONT-ROW TICKETS  •  MISSING FRIENDS  •  EMPTY HOUSE
SIDE QUESTS: A GOOD LISTENER  •  B.E.D.  •  BERLY'S LOST BALL  •  CALL OF INSPIRATION  •  CARE PACKAGE  •  DAISY'S DILEMMA  •  FASCINATING LITERATURE  •  GHOST PARTY  •  HECTOR  •  ITCHY  •  PESSI'S THING  •  PRESENT FOR PALMIE  •  RABBIT KILLER  •  RAIN TOWN  •  SQUIZZARDS  •  STICK IN THE MUD  •  STRANGE REQUEST  •  SWEATY THING  •  THE CONVICTION OF ORANGE JOE  •  WEEPING WILLOW  •  WHEREABOUTS OF DUCKIE JR
HIKIKOMORI: FEED HUMPHREY  •  MARINA'S OPERATION  •  MEDUSA'S EXPERIMENT  •  MOLLY'S ANALYSIS  •  SON OF A SPACE PIRATE
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