While scouring the internet today I found this totally useful tool over at IGN. I did not compose this list, they did. I however found it so cool that I had to repost here so our viewers can enjoy it incase they missed it over there! THERE ARE SPOILERS BELOW! So proceed with caution.
This list contains all 80 Voxophone locations in BioShock Infinite. Voxophones are audio recording devices that present you as the player with the meat of the story and back story as narrated by a character or characters. They offer a unique look into the realm and add great depth. I suggest if you’re playing that you take them seriously and enjoy the ride. Collecting every Voxophone lands you the Eavesdropper Achievement / Trophy.
- Bold centered are the areas to find the audio device.
- Bold left are the name and number of the Voxphone
- There are screenshots to give you clues.
- Directions on where to find the Voxphone follow pictures
- A quote of the characters narrative is in grey and indented as a quotation
VOXOPHONE 001: “Love the Sinner”
In the church, head “left” of the first statue to the side chapel. When facing the chapel’s altar, there is a voxophone to Booker’s right, in a private votive station.
Love the Prophet, because he loves the sinner. Love the sinner, because he is you. Without the sinner, what need is there for a redeemer? Without sin, what grace has forgiveness? —Lady Comstock, April the 1st, 1893
VOXOPHONE 002: “Undeserving”
Look for Hudson’s Clothing Boutique in the starting square. Near the safe behind the counter.
And then, the archangel showed a vision: a city, lighter than air. I asked her, “Why do you show this to me, archangel? I’m not a strong man. I’m not a righteous man. I’m not a holy man.” And she told me the most remarkable thing: “You’re right, Prophet. But if grace is within the grasp of one such as you, how can anyone else not see it in themselves. —Zachary Hale Comstock, September the 9th, 1893
VOXOPHONE 003: “Everyman, All at Once”
In the garden of the Chas. A. White Home and Garden Supply store. Check the umbrella table and chair in the back of garden for this recorder.
One man goes into the waters of baptism. A different man comes out, born again. But who is that man who lies submerged? Perhaps the swimmer is both sinner and saint, until he is revealed unto the eyes of man. —Zachary Hale Comstock, March the 29th, 1911
VOXOPHONE 004: “For I Am Lonely, Too”
On the street just before Raffle Square, a cinematic “look” command will be given. The statue on the promenade that is the focus of this “look” command has a voxophone on the bench at its feet.
Madame Lutece, I have read all your books on the sciences. Mama says, “it’s not a fit occupation for a lady…” But I think she’s jealous of our cleverness. Is it true that only you are allowed to visit the girl in the tower? If the Lamb is lonely too, I should like to meet her, as we would have much in common. – Warmest regards, Constance –Constance Field, August the 1st, 1902
VOXOPHONE 005: “Solution to Your Problems”
Between two cages near a Vigor vending machine. It is right before Booker steps aboard a flying police barge with a gun turret on board.
I told you, Comstock, you sell ’em paradise, and the costumers expect cherubs for every chore! “No menials in God’s kingdom!” Well, I’ve a man in Georgia who’ll lease us as many Negro convicts as you can board! Why, you can say they’re simple souls, in penance for rising above their station. Whatever eases your conscience, I suppose. —Jeremiah Fink, September the 16th, 1893
Comstock Center Rooftops
VOXOPHONE 006: “Half a Jew”
In the kitchen of the restaurant where Booker first gets the magnetic shield from Madame Lutece, on the the counter to the left just as you enter.
Father Comstock called on me today to write his biograph. Me! The man pays for exactly 100 pages, in advance. Now, I’m half a Jew when I smell silver, so I say, I say: “Father, your flock would pay for a thousand! You know, why settle for less?” And then, the prophet looks to me and says, “One hundred will suffice, as I know how it ends.” –Ed Gaines, March the 1st, 1912
VOXOPHONE 007: “Otis’ Nimble Fingers”
Inside the house (Lansdowne Residence) with the optional locked treasure chest containing the Infusion, there’s a voxophone on one of the shelves.
Otis works up at the lodge part-time. He took this box from one of their secret ceremonies, and I know for sure there is something dear inside. Problem is, Otis is more fool than not. He didn’t bother to also secure a key from the feathered brothers to open the damned thing. –Byron Cotswold, June the 23rd, 1912
VOXOPHONE 008: “A New Hunt”
Past the house with the cloth looms (the Montgomery Residence), there is an old-timey outdoor stage show with a green horse-drawn cart (and a clockwork horse). The voxophone is on the small theater stage.
Comstock came by the wagon at dawn. Man was just…’s just transfixed by my trophy scalps. Asked about the white ones, there. I said, ‘Well, sir–if your quarry dwells in the jungle, and beds down with the local color, why split hairs?” [Laughs] Not a chuckle out of him. Either he ain’t seen a man go native, or maybe…maybe too many. Anyhow, now he’s got me huntin’ down this “Daisy Fitzroy.” Hope he don’t expect me to stuff and mount her. [Laughs] –Preston E. Downs, June the 29th, 1912
Fraternal Order of the Raven
VOXOPHONE 009: “The Gift of the Emancipator”
At the Fraternal Order of the Raven’s raised bar. Check their club’s tavern/drinking bar for this recorder.
And when the Angel Columbia gave unto the Founders the tools to build the new Eden, they did so without hesitation. For 85 years, they prepared the way of the Lord. But when the Great Apostate came, he brought war with him, and the fields of Eden were soaked with the blood of brothers. The only emancipation he had to offer was death. —Zachary Hale Comstock, April the 14th, 1905
VOXOPHONE 010: “The Lie of the Emancipator”
At the Fraternal Order of the Raven’s main chapel, there’s a recorder in one of the pews.
What exactly was the Great Emancipator emancipating the Negro from? From his daily bread? From the nobility of honest work? From weathy patrons who sponsored them from cradle to grave? From clothing and shelter? And what have they done with their freedom? Why, go to Finkton, and you shall find out. No animal is born free, except the white man. And it is our burden to care for the rest of creation. —Zachary Hale Comstock, April the 14th, 1905
VOXOPHONE 011: “Symbols of our Lady”
In the Fraternal Order of the Raven, check the dark offices away from the objective marker (use your quest locator to point you in the “wrongfully right” direction). In the dark office, the desks by seal proclaiming “Protecting Our Race” has a recorder. This is before Booker encounters the Crow enemy.
Sweet mother of Columbia, why do we worship three symbols in your memory? We worship the sword, so that we might avenge you. We worship the raven, so that we might cover the city with eyes. We worship the coffin, because it symbolizes the weight of our failure. —First Zealot, January the 6th, 1912
Monument Island Gateway
VOXOPHONE 012: “Another Ark for Another Time”
On the skyrail tutorial, get to the gondola control station. There is a recorder in the back of the upper office (the same office/building where Booker clears the second skyrail of cargo).
“And the Lord saw the wickedness of man was great. And He repented He had made man on the Earth.” Rain! Forty days and forty nights of the stuff. And He left not a thing that walked alive. You see my friends, even God is entitled to a do-over. And what is Columbia if not another Ark, for another time? —Zachary Hale Comstock, September the 9th, 1893
VOXOPHONE 013: “Tiger by the Tail”
In the entryway of Monument Tower, when Booker first enters the facility, check the staff lockers for a recorder.
I guess even in a restricted area, these crackers need someone to clean the floors, hm? Hmph. Those politicians and scientists don’t bother ’bout what they say ’round me, because I’m some half-lettered colored boy. But I can tell they scared out of their wits by that thing they got locked upstairs, yessir. They got a tiger by the tail, and they don’t know whether to hang on…or run. –Ty Bradley, April the 8th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 014: “TO: R. THOMPSON RE: FUSES”
Go through one set of doors past the massive Siphon machine and stop. Turn left 90°, go through an airtight door (like those you’d find on modern warships) and look for a recorder in the examination room.
Uh, Mr. Thompson, sir, I-I replaced the entire fuse bank as asked, and the lights were all in working order last..last night…there they go again. We go through boxes of fuses everyday as of late, just in the Siphon alone, I don’t…Oh! Oh, Lord, something’s happening! What? [Screams] –Ty Bradley, July the 3rd, 1912
VOXOPHONE 015: “A Reward Deferred”
Go through the second set of doors in the facility’s main hallway.
It is one thing to imagine one’s future…and another to see it. I have seen the seeds of the fire that will pepare the Sodom below for the coming of the Lord. But Elizabeth shall sow those seeds, not I. I will fall before the job is done…but she shall take up my mantle. The Lord is calling me home. I feel his love in every tumor, because they are the train which takes me to his station. And I go with joy, knowing that Elizabeth will take my earthly place. But the False Shepherd is coming to lead my Lamb astray. I will not board that train until she is safe from his deceptions. —Zachary Hale Comstock, July the 5th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 016: “The Source of Her Power”
After Elizabeth opens the tear to France, Booker will move to a third observation room. The recorder is in the third spying chamber.
What makes the girl different? I suspect it has less to do with what she is, and rather more with what she is not. A small part of her remains from where she came. It would seem the universe does not like its peas mixed with its porridge. —Rosalind Lutece, September the 5th, 1909
VOXOPHONE 017: “Born in the River”
There’s a red-and-white striped wagon near the beach arcade. Check under it for the recorder.
The Prophet may know how his own biography’s going to end, but I can scarcely fathom how I’m going to start it. I mean other than the kid’s stuff you get at the Hall of Heroes, anything prior to his baptism was, and here I quote, hang on, “left on the riverside.” They’ll call me a plagiarist, but I’m going to spend the first 30 pages regurgitating scripture. –Ed Gaines, March the 6th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 018: “Heaven”
Head inside the amusement facility’s servants’ entrance (employees). A storage room past some doors has a recorder in the laundry basket.
When I first seen Columbia, that sky was the brightest, bluest sky that ever was. Seemed like…heaven. Then your eyes adjusted to the light, and you saw that sea of white faces lookin’ hard back at you… —Daisy Fitzroy, February the 12th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 019: “A Dog’s Loyalty”
The amusement center has some restrooms that are kept very clean/white-washed. One of them has this recorder.
As a boy, I had a dog named Bill. Like all dogs, Bill was a loyal friend. If we had not fed him, Bill would have been loyal. If we had struck him, Bill would have been loyal. Only when the colored man can make that claim will he take his place in society. —Zachary Hale Comstock, December the 18th, 1899
Voxophone 020: “Take Her Alive”
Before continuing down the hall past the ticket station, check the office opposite the direction of the objective. A voxophone will be in that office.
This is the moment we trained for. The False Shepherd is here. The day was not exact, but…the Prophet’s sight proves out again. The specimen must be taken alive. If she dies, I suspect they will give us to the bird, and whatever pieces it leaves behind will bear no names…That was cigarette number six. This waiting is insufferable. –Esther Mailer, July the 6th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 021: “The Golden Path to Heaven”
Adjacent to the ticket master’s office is a set of white double doors leading to a basement storage area; the recorder is in there.
As the months and years turn to memories, so did the men of Congress turn to righteousness. And through the technology of men, the dollars of Washington, the Lord worked his will upon Columbia and raised her high above the Sodom below. —Zachary Hale Comstock, September the 9th, 1893
VOXOPHONE 022: “A Place in the World”
Behind the locked door (locked by 1 lockpick). After you locate some lockpicks for Elizabeth to use, she can open the locked door in the Welcome Hall for the recorder. It is by the locked safe (locked by 5 lockpicks) near the racial purity seal.
Days at Comstock House was simple. Hard work, sure, but simple. Wringin’ the linens, scrubbin’ the floors…Lady Comstuck, she even had a kind word, now and then. Almost enough to make me think I had a place in their world. God made foolish girls so He could have something to play with. —Daisy Fitzroy, February the 12th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 023: “I Am His Mirror”
On a table in the Dimwit and Duke Ice Cream and Soda shop. The table with no one sitting at it and in front of the cashier’s counter.
And when I came to Washington, there were few in Congress who saw my vision for Columbia. But it is the burden of the Prophet to bring the wicked to righteousness. For what am I, if not a mirror to reflect the face of God. —Zachary Hale Comstock, September the 9th, 1893
VOXOPHONE 024: “Viewing the Infinite”
Locate the Founder Books store on the boardwalk. The recorder is on the raised stairs behind the cashier.
When I was a girl, I dreamt of standing in a room looking at a girl who was, and was not myself, who stood looking at another girl, who also was, and was not myself. My mother took this for a nightmare. I saw it as the beginning of my career in physics. —Rosalind Lutece, August the 10th, 1890
Hall of Heroes (Going There)
VOXOPHONE 025: “Never Seen the Face”
A locked door (1 lockpick) in the Hall of Heroes welcome area has an automated turret guarding this recorder and a piece of gear (see below).
I served two score years of soldiering, and every heathen land I’ve known is less peopled for my passing. I hated no special ememy…until now. Comstock. He’s made a vaudeville travesty of my battles, and cast himself as the white knight. I called him out over it, and he stripped me of my rank. That man has never seen the savage face of war. But he will. —Captain Cornelius Slate, May the 30th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 026: “A True Soldier”
In the “Tickets” building, go to the second level and find a carbine leaning against the railing (and overlooking the cannon below). The recorder is next to this weapon location.
God makes all kinds of soldiers, but he only made one Cornelius Slate. My father followed him up San Juan Hill, through the legations in Peking, and, as he put it, “through hell, the order was given.” At today’s muster, Slate asked me if I was Sergeant Monroe’s daughter. I said, “Yes, sir, I am.” Slate said, “Your father always wanted a son. I hope the fool has wisdom enough to recognize his good fortune.” –Lance Corporal Vivian Monroe, April the 10th, 1911
VOXOPHONE 027: “Vox Contraband Inventory”
In the Fellow Traveler restaurant and bar, the kitchen has a recorder staked to a cabinet at eye level.
Manley: Got a tip there were contraband guns hidden in the Fellow Traveler. Didn’t find ’em, but–funny thing–we found some old uniforms under the floorboards from the war. Took guesses as to why they were there but– [Door Opens] Who’s there? You’re Slate, right? Sir? Put the guns down! [Gunfire] [Screams]
Slate: Did you hear that, Comstock? That is the sound you have never heard–the sound of a soldier’s end. Come to your “Hall of Heroes.” Prove me a liar. –Sergeant Leander Manley, July the 6th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 028: “Their Sun is Setting”
Find the Code Book for the Hall of Heroes and open the secret room in The Fellow Traveler. This recorder is on the big meeting table.
The one thing people need to learn is that fear is the antidote to fear. I don’t want to be a part of their world. I don’t want to be a part of their culture, their politics, their people. The sun is setting on their world, and soon enough, all they gon’ see…is the dark. —Daisy Fitzroy, May the 1st, 1912
VOXOPHONE 029: “A Final Stand”
In the trolley at the station platform outside the Hall of Heroes’ actual entrance.
Veterans! You shed your hearts’ blood for Columbia, lost limb and viscera in the godless Orient! Comstock did nothing! And yet–look up! Whose image squats above you, even now? At every angle an insult! If the Prophet would make a painted whore of our past, what fresh rape does our future hold? Let us now make our stand, and fill yonder hall with true heroes! —Captain Cornelius Slate, July the 6th, 1912
Inside the Hall of Heroes
VOXOPHONE 030: “Comrades of Necessity”
Inside the ticketing booth with the dead guy. Check the table by the door.
They’ll call us assassins, when our work is done. “Cornelius Slate, the swift left hook of the Vox Populi.” [Snorts] We’ll be trading Comstock’s lie for a new one…so be it. The Fitzroy woman and I are comrades of necessity. I doubt all the men who reddened Caesar’s toga would still be seen breaking bread together in peacetime. With Comstock gone, my men’s past deeds will be sacred…and they will claim the spoils due them. I need not live to see it. —Captain Cornelius Slate, July the 6th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 031: “Unconditional”
In the First Lady’s exhibit (the area coded with “Murder of Our Lady”), there is a recorder on an extremely comfy looking chair next to a fake fireplace. The lady’s portrait is next to the Extremely Comfy Chair™ – all this is after a hairpin lock is broken by Elizabeth.
To those who loved me, I was the most generous of souls. There was no pain I would deny them. No betrayal I would not gladly give. And when I had scorched the hearts of all who loved me, the Prophet said, “There is nothing you can do for which I will not forgive you. For God has granted me sight, and through His eyes, even you are loved.” —Lady Comstock, April the 1st, 1893
Hall of Heroes Gift Shop
VOXOPHONE 032: “A Soldier’s Death”
Face Slate’s message on the Courtyard wall — the one that reads “We deserve to die as soldiers” — and turn 90° left. Go through the door and into the workshop for a recorder. You may want to do this after you deal with the motorized patriot that comes out to attack you (from the door above).
My men and I are doomed, doomed as noble Custer was at Little Big Horn. But we shall not yield to Comstock and his tin soldiers. But my scout has seen him…Booker DeWitt is coming here, to the Hall! DeWitt…we called him the White Injun of Wounded Knee, for all the grisly trophies he claimed. A man such as he…might just grant us the peace we seek. —Captain Cornelius Slate, July the 6th, 1912
Return to the Hall of Heroes
VOXOPHONE 033: “Calling You Out”
At the gondola where Booker and Elizabeth are ambushed by Comstock’s men, ride the sky rail to an upper floor room with an empty Tesla coil. Ignite the coil and look for the recorder on the bed.
Ol’ Preston is a sportin’ man, Miss Fitzroy. I won’t steal up on ya while you slumber like these Vox boys here, with their pigstickers…[Pleading] [Gunshot] That’s–one scalp to me. [Screaming] [Gunshot]That’s two. Now, when you hear this, I want you to square your affairs, and come die in the sight of the poets. You’ll need a white man’s weapon…give this a try. –Preston E. Downs, July the 5th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 034: “God’s Blueprint”
At the start of the docks, there is a “Delivery Center” to Booker’s left as he walks towards the wharf warehoues. The recorder is between two desks inside that office.
Samuel always thought that the pew on Sunday went hand in hand with the desk on Monday. “Science is the slow revelation of God’s blueprint.” After two years in the Lamb’s tower on Monument Island, he took ill with cancer of the stomach. I prayed to the Prophet, and the Prophet delivered unto us a miracle through his servant Fink. I do not know if I will ever get used to a husband bound in a skeleton of metal, but…better a Handyman than a dead one. Hattie Gerst, April the 1912, 1908
VOXOPHONE 035: “Shame of My Service”
After Elizabeth vanishes through her last tear, turn to Booker’s left and check the desks past that partition for a recorder.
They called Slate a monster and a traitor. I know the men who died in the Hall of Heroes with Captain Slate, there is no shame to be counted in their number. The shame lies to we who assembled outside the hall. Though we were not the ones who fell, I feel only envy for those who perished under his banner. –Lance Corporal Vivian Monroe, July the 7th, 1912
Worker Induction Center
VOXOPHONE 036: “A Product Like Any Other”
Check the office behind the stationmaster’s counter for a recorder.
The truth is, I don’t have a lot of time for all that prophecy nonsense. I tell you, belief is…is just a commodity. And old Comstock, well, he does produce. But, like any tradesman, he’s obliged to barter his product for the earthly ores. You see, one does not raise a barn on song alone, no sir! Why, that’s Fink timber, a Fink hammer, and Fink’s hand to swing it. He needs me…lest he soil his own. —Jeremiah Fink, March the 27th, 1893
VOXOPHONE 037: “Seed of a Lie”
The “Employees Only” room in the lower floor of the trainstation. Check the green locker.
I hold in my hand the private journal of Comstock’s wife. It puts the lie to this “Miracle Child” nonsense. She loved the child not. It seems the sainted lady would have preferred to let the “seed of the Prophet” just…dry out on the bedsheets. —Captain Cornelius Slate, June the 17th, 1912
Plaza of Zeal
VOXOPHONE 038: “The Invisible Color”
In the Plaza of Zeal, follow the susepnded cargo to the corner of the plaza where two train cars with piles of logs are parked. The recorder is past the train cars, leaning against a table saw in the corner.
One day, ain’t nobody notice me. Then they think I done for Lady Comstock, and, well…everybody notice me. I head to Finkton, and I hide. I hide deep. The more they look, deeper I go. Only thing a colored child can count on is the fact they invisible. —Daisy Fitzroy, February the 12th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 039: “We’ve Need of a Shepherd”
Just past the door to Chen Lin’s shop (but before the door to start the map transition to the map “Gunshop”), there’s a recorder on the counter of the shop’s “lobby”.
I have a pressing need to speak to this so-called “False Shepherd” stirring up so much trouble. We got enough problems without this damn fool shooting up the city and blamin’ it all on the Vox. Though, if he’s amiable…yeah…yeah, he might be just the fella we need for our…immediate concerns. —Daisy Fitzroy, July the 6th, 1912
Good Time Club
VOXOPHONE 040: “Changing My Tune”
In the dressing room past the stage door exit.
I had thought you a fool, dear brother. When you told me that you heard wonderful music trumpeting from holes in the thin air, I…began to doubt your mental integrity! But not only have you made your fortune from these doodads, you have lit the path for me as well.—Jeremiah Fink, August the 12th, 1894
VOXOPHONE 041: “His Design for Cruelty”
After you pick up the code book for the Plaza of Zeal Code Book puzzle, you go through the interrogation room. The recorder is on a small table outside after you pass through interrogation.
To tax the black more than the white, is that not cruel? To forbid the mixing of the races, is that not cruel? To give the vote to the white man, and deny it to the yellow, the black, the red, is that not cruel? Hm. But is it not cruel to banish your children from a perfect garden? Or drown your flock under an ocean of water? Cruelty can be instructive. And what is Columbia, if not the schoolhouse of the Lord? —Zachary Hale Comstock, December the 18th, 1899
Plaza of Zeal (Return)
VOXOPHONE 042: “A Truer Allegiance”
The Code Book from the Good Time Club let’s you solve the puzzle room in the Plaza of Zeal. Change the time on the wall clock and pick up this voxophone in the hidden safe.
I came to Columbia because I believed in God, and because I believed in honor. But Slate has shown me this: there is no God in shutting our brothers out from the family of man, and there is no honor in defending those who are strangers to its meaning. Perhaps in Finkton there is one more deserving of my service. –Lance Corporal Vivian Monroe, July the 7th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 043: “Fanning a Flame”
Enter the Graveyard Shift (bar) in the Shanty Town and check the cellar for this recorder.
When you forced deep underground, well–you see things from the bottom up. And down at the bottom of the city, I saw a fire burning. A fire’s got heat aplenty, but it ain’t got no mouth. Daisy…now, she got herself a mouth big enough for all the fires in Columbia. —Daisy Fitzroy, February the 12th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 044: “Trapped”
Outside the Impound building, take the “center” skyrail to a homeless person’s shelter (with a bloody bear trap and a bon fire in a metal drum). Recorder is in that unique location.
Well, Fitzroy…you…you got a lil’ cunning in ya, if nothing else. Dropped a couple grizzly traps ’round the lines up here. Idea was to…to bleed one of your couriers till he gave you up. ‘Cept, of course…you’re using kids now. Now I got this…tiny Injun boy, eyeballing me. Had to take his leg off. Damn thing’s just, lying here between us. I sure wish he’d cry or something. –Preston E. Downs, July the 5th, 1912
Bull House Impound
VOXOPHONE 045: “Terminated”
On the Impound Building’s first floor. Step past the tear cover and turn 90° left to the next room. At the Columbia Police seal turn 90° left to the room adjacent to an interrogation/holding room. The recorder is under a table in the room that’s not the interrogation room.
They argued somethin’ fierce at night, Lady Comstock and the Prophet. Could never make out what it was about from my bunk though. After the worst, I seen she ain’t left for morning prayer…so I crept upstairs to check in on her. And like a fool…I lingered. “Scullery maid” was what they called me when I walked into Comstock House. “Murderer” was what they shouted when I ran out.—Daisy Fitzroy, February the 12th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 046: “That Goddamn Key”
In the Impound Building’s second floor, the room just past the Medical Kits tear has a recorder next to the locked chest.
There’s the job, and there’s life. They pay me to hate the goddamn Vox, and I take their money, but…what’s the harm of having a drink with Fitzroy’s people? Face to face at the Graveyard Shift, why, they’re…they’re just folk. Hell, I guess I fell into the goddamn bottle, because I stumbled back without the evidence locker key. If Schmidt finds out…well, there’ll be hell to pay. –Private Wilbur Sykes, July the 5th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 47: “Kindling”
After the tear in the impound lot, a recorder is on the table with the Columbia Authority seal nearby.
You ever see a forest at the beginning of a fire? Before the first flame, you see them possums and squirrels, runnin’ through the trees. They know what’s coming. But the fat bears with their bellies fulla’ honey, well–you can’t hardly wake them up from their comfortable hibernation. We’re going to Emporia. And then, we gon’ see what it takes to rouse them from their slumber. —Daisy Fitzroy, July the 13th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 048: “That Eternal Shore”
Outside the Vox-held Graveyard Shift bar, there are some Vox Populi soldiers taking a photograph of a destroyed Handyman; check the Handyman’s corpse for a recorder in its grasp.
Samuel, when the spells of anger come, I want you to play this recording and remember that I am the proudest woman in Columbia to have been your wife. They said your soul was choked by the fumes in that metal box, but this I do not believe. And we shall meet again, on that eternal shore–both of us whole and smiling. I love you…I love you. I love you. –Hattie Gerst, July the 25th, 1908
VOXOPHONE 049: “Drawing Dead”
In the Vox-held Graveyard Shift bar, check the bar counter for a recorder by the boxes.
“Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt.” As plans go, I’d seen worse, except this girl was already gone. Monument Island’s a damn ghost town. Seems like they evacuated her when they heard I was here. An old friend told me Comstock spirited her off to that fortress of his. As a one-man job, this just went from bettin’ on the river to…drawing dead. —Booker DeWitt. July the 6th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 050 “All Debts Paid”
At the entrance to Chen Lin’s gunshop, check the shelves adjacent to the now “blocked” map-transition door.
Looks like I got a friend in town after all…Slate. He’s fell in with these “Vox Populi.” And for irregulars, I will say–they are loaded for bear. Problem is, I got to help them with their damn revolution first…then we take Comstock House by storm. I do that, I get the girl. —Booker DeWitt, July the 7th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 051 “A Child Needs a Protector”
At the start of Fink’s Offices, there is a recorder in the corner opposite the giant clockface.
These holes have shown me yet another wonder! Though, I’ve yet to see the application for it. They illuminate a merger of machine and man that is somehow the lesser, yet the greater, of both parties! The process seems to be irreversible. Perhaps, though, Comstock will have some need of this kind of thing to keep watch in that tower he is building. —Jeremiah Fink, October the 4th, 1895
VOXOPHONE 052: “Apology”
Complete the story sequence with Elizabeth and Daisy Fitzroy to gain access to the locked rooms. This recorder is in the room with Jeremiah Fink.
[Coughs] Fitzroy…you win this fool war, you send this to New York.[Fit of Coughing] They ain’t gettin’ the girl. Whoever they are–[Winces] Maybe I did right by you and the Vox, but in the end…that don’t square anything. Anna…Anna…I’m sorry… —Booker DeWitt, July the 14th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 053: “Coming for Comstock”
Inside the building, Booker fights through some hostile Vox Populi; when he goes up a short set of stairs past a hall with vending machines (before the Salty Oyster Bar), there’s a Columbia policemen corpse near a sign reading “FOUNDERS WILL PERISH”. The voxophone is near the corpse by the graffiti.
Mr. Comstock, when we next meet, it won’t be to parley. See, I went out to that Hall a’ Heroes to scalp your “False Shepherd” for you. Turns out, though–DeWitt speaks Sioux. He helped me to swap words with this crippled child I’ve been, uh…looking after. Now after hearing how the kid has fared in your city…I’m thinking when we take your pelt, I’ll let him hold the knife. –Preston E. Downs, July the 6th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 054: “Whispers Through the Walls”
In the Grand Central Depot, look for a news office by the “GRAND CENTRAL DEPOT” archway sign. Enter that office and look for the voxophone inside a closet opposite the locked safe.
The Lutece Field entangled my quantum atom with waves of light, allowing for safe measurement. Sound familiar, brother? That’s because you were measuring precisely the same atom from a neighboring world. We used the universe as a telegraph. Switching the field on or off became dots and dashes. Dreadfully slow–but now, you and I could whisper through the wall. —Rosalind Lutece, October the 15th, 1893
VOXOPHONE 055: “A Window”
Founders Bookstore adjacent to the sniper’s ped-bridge area after the Grand Central Depot; past a locked door (1 lockpick). Next to the teddy bear in the upper store.
Brother, what Comstock failed to understand is that our contraption is a window not into prophecy, but probability. But, his money means the Lutece Field could become the Lutece Tear: a window between worlds. A window through which you and I might finally be together.—Rosalind Lutece, October the 15th, 1893
VOXOPHONE 056: “Sally”
Founders Bookstore adjacent to the sniper’s ped-bridge area after the Grand Central Depot; past a locked door (1 lockpick). Basement reading room table. Backtrack to the Salty Oyster for phial of infusion and voxophone in the secret room.
Sally! The bastard snuck in while the Vox was shootin’ up the place and took my girl! Got her locked up in the Salty Oyster–his hidden closet he keeps all his treasures. Just need to hit the button under the register to open it, but… –Ronald Frank, July the 6th, 1912
VOXOPHONE 057: “One and the Same”
Button under the cash register opens secret room with this voxophone; requires the recorder from Founder’s Bookstore’s basement reading room.
You have been transfused, brother, into a new reality, but your body rejects the cognitive dissonance through confusion and hemorrhage. But we are together, and I will mend you. For what separates us now, but a single chromosome? —Rosalind Lutece, October the 15th, 1893
VOXOPHONE 058: “A City, Suspended”
In the starting plaza area of Downtown Emporia (where you fought the enemies and the Handyman), take a sky rail to the upper level to find a locked door (3 lockpicks). The voxophone is inside, nestled between two storage boxes.
I had trapped the atom in mid-air. Colleagues called my Lutece Field quantum levitation, but in fact it was nothing of the sort. Magicians levitate–my atom simply failed to fall. If an atom could be suspended indefinitely, well–why not an apple? If an apple, why not a city? —Rosalind Lutece, August the 10th, 1890
VOXOPHONE 059: “Beyond Redemption”
Near the Emporia Towers (the sniper patrolled mini-plaza), there is a locked green building with a piece of gear that is across from an enemy-inhabited underground lounge. The voxophone is in the subterranean lounge, behind one of the sofas. Check it out.
Tonight, the Prophet moved against his political enemies. He preaches mercy, but forty souls lie tonight dead in unmarked graves. If a man was ever unworthy of grace, it would be my husband. But when I was beyond redemption, he offered it anyway. How can I deny forgiveness to–to one who, with love, granted it to me? —Lady Comstock, December the 28th, 1894
VOXOPHONE 060 “Out of Thin Air”
Inside the floating house near the Memorial Garden entrance. Cindy Lauper’s Girls Who Want to Have Fun should be playing through a nearby planar rift.
Dear brother, these holes in the thin air continue to pay dividends. I know not which musician you borrow your notes from, but if he has half the genius of the biologist I now observe, well…then you are to be the Mozart of Columbia. —Jeremiah Fink, November the 14th, 1894
VOXOPHONE 061: “The True Color of My Skin”
On the street of Downtown Emporia with the pedestrian bridge (there are some vending machines under this bridge), get to the upper street and look for an Art Store locked by 3 lockpicks (the art gallery is across from the Duke & Dimwit Stage Revue). The voxophone is inside the art gallery, on a counter.
In front of all the men, the sergeant looked at me and said, “Your family tree shelters a teepee or two, doesn’t it, son?” This…lie, this calumny, it followed me all my life. From that day, no man truly called me comrade. It was only when I burnt the teepees with the squaws inside, did they take me as one of their own. Only blood can redeem blood. —Zachary Hale Comstock, December the 29th, 1908
VOXOPHONE 062: “Pen Pal”
At the statue of Lady Comstock at the Comstock Gate, check the lower receptacles for this recorder at the base of the statue.
This is for the Miracle Child. Hello! I’m sorry your mother, Lady Comstock, is dead. (I think she is altogether better than mine.) Since you live there, can you tell me why the tower has been closed? People say it’s poor weather, then the pox, then a haunting. If it is a secret, I promise not to tell a soul. – Your pen friend, Constance –Constance Field, July the 20th, 1902
VOXOPHONE 063: “Child of Science”
In the Lutece Lab, the first dimensional tear after it vanishes.
Lady Comstock seems to believe the child is a result of some errant act of carnality between myself and her beloved Prophet. I told the poor woman the truth: that the child was a product of our little contraption. But I think she found that less believable than her delusion. —Rosalind Lutece, January the 4th, 1895
VOXOPHONE 064: “On the Entropy of Genes”
In the Lutece Lab, lower floor workshop by the blackboard.
Comstock seems to have been made sterile by simple exposure to our contraption. A theory: just as sexual reproduction can de-emphasize the traits of each parent, so goes the effect of multiple realities on our own. Your traits dissipate, until they become unrecognizable, or, cease to exist. —Rosalind Lutece, July the 3rd, 1893
VOXOPHONE 065: “A Theory On Our ‘Death'”
In the Lutece Lab, bedroom, between a bed and a nightstand.
Comstock has sabotaged our contraption. Yet, we are not dead. A theory: we are scattered amongst the possibility space. But my brother and I are together, and so, I am content. He is not. The business with the girl lies unresolved…but perhaps there is one who can finish it in our stead. —Rosalind Lutece, November the 1st, 1909
Bank of the Prophet
VOXOPHONE 066: “The Imagination of God”
Requires the Code Book (Downtown Emporia) from Hudson’s in Downtown Emporia. In the vault, there is bloody graffitti of “HOARDER”. Use the code book to open the secret room for the voxophone.
I know the Prophet is a liar, but…he cannot be. I know the Prophet is a murderer, but…he cannot be. For if the future lies only in the imagination of God, why would he reveal it to such a…monster? —Lady Comstock, January the 4th, 1895
VOXOPHONE 067: “No Longer”
In deposit room (to the left of where dimensional tear appears), behind a small safe on floor.
Lutece says the bastard is a creation not of her womb, but of some unholy science. I do not know which is true. The child is no more divine than I. What says that for my husband’s prophecy? He begs my silence, but I can only offer him forgiveness. But with repentance need come truth. I can suffer his lies no longer. —Lady Comstock, January the 5th, 1895
VOXOPHONE 068: “A Broken Circle”
In the Bank of the Prophet, the second dimensional tear after it vanishes. The recorder will be on the statue’s base, near Booker’s eye level.
The archangel tells me that Columbia will only survive so long as my line sits the throne, yet Lady Comstock produces no child. I have done what a man can do, yet there is no child! I have asked Lutece about the matter, but even she refuses to help. —Zachary Hale Comstock, September the 10th, 1893
Downtown Emporia (Post-Bank)
VOXOPHONE 069: “The Customer is Late”
The photography store has the third dimensional tear. Rectify it and take the recorder that appears on the table.
Estelle: That’s insanity. What proof would you have that Mr. Fink would hurt the Luteces?
Rupert: The Luteces told me.
Estelle: The Luteces? When?
Rupert: Yesterday. Yesterday morning.
Estelle: Rupert…they’ve been dead these seven days! –Rupert Cunningham, November the 6th, 1909
Comstock House Atrium
VOXOPHONE 070: “A Leash”
Two recorders can be seen in the elevator after the security lever is thrown in the Warden’s control room; however, only the one on the right was visible before all that stuff you did.
I suppose the Siphon is a kind of leash. Yes, my father put it on me, but when the time came, neither did I remove it myself. What would happen if I took off the leash, and I found I was…as obedient as ever?—Elizabeth
VOXOPHONE 071: “The Value of Choice”
Explore the crematorium (not an objective location) and find a recorder in one of the wooden coffins. The crematory is past the second Boy of Silence (on the way to the objective) and is next to the room with the white room/torture chair.
Our minds are born festering with sin. Some are so blighted, they will never find redemption. The mind must be pulled up from the roots. My children are without blame, without fault–and without choice. For what is the value of will when the spirit is found wanting? —Elizabeth
VOXOPHONE 072: “Debts”
Behind the rear wall by the fourth Boy of Silence. You’ll see this easily if you were after the gear.
“Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt.” But in the end, he is the one who’ll have to pay down all of our accounts, won’t he? Where does his guilt start…and mine end? —Elizabeth
VOXOPHONE 073: “A Last Chance”
There is a recorder in a room with a working movie projector. The recorder is next to the projector.
As the days pass, I believe less in God and more in Lutece. My powers shrivel as my regrets blossom. All of this because my father failed me. By the time I realized how far I’d gone, it was too late to stop it. But there is still one last chance at redemption–for both of us. —Elizabeth
VOXOPHONE 074: “Smothered in the Crib”
In the Warden’s chair in the control room with the jail cell switch.
What I’ve done cannot be undone. I cannot stop what I have put in motion. But perhaps I can keep it from ever starting. He was my first hope…and now…he is my last. —Elizabeth
VOXOPHONE 075: “Ending It”
If you didn’t pick up the voxophone that was in the elevator before, there will be two available in the elevator after the security switch is disabled in the Warden’s control room. This voxophone is referring to the one on the left.
Tomorrow, the leash comes off, because all of this…has to end. But even if I destroy the Siphon, will I be strong enough to see all the doors, and open whichever I choose? And if I bring him here, who is to say that he would be any match for the monsters I have created? —Elizabeth
VOXOPHONE 076: “Pavlov’s Bell”
Rescue Elizabeth and find three lockpicks. There is a locked door (requiring the aforementioned 3 lockpicks) between the two sets of stairs that led to the power switches on her torture machine. Open the door to the doctor’s office and claim this recorder.
The procedure should help immensely with the…issues we’ve had with the girl. Once the device is implanted, any effort on her part to…alter the state of things will emit a most painful electric shock. Pavlov made a dog salivate. We’ll make this one weep. –Dr. Harrison Powell, December the 23rd, 1912
Hand of the Prophet (Dock)
VOXOPHONE 077: “An Ultimatum”
Fighting to Comstock’s airship, there is a building with a locked door (3 lockpicks) you can open and explore. The recorder is in the back room, between some desks.
My brother has presented me with an ultimatum: if we do not send the girl back from where we brought her, he and I must part. Where he sees an empty page, I see King Lear. But he is my brother, so I shall play my part, knowing it shall all end in tears. —Rosalind Lutece, October the 16th, 1909
VOXOPHONE 078: “What’s Done is Done”
Once aboard Comstock’s airship, use the first skyrail to second level of the “Hangar Deck” and locate the locked door (requires 1 lockpick) labeled “ENGINEERING”. The recorder is inside, on a workbench in the rear workshop.
Our contraption shows us the girl is the flame that shall ignite the world. My brother says we must undo what we have done. But time is more an ocean than a river. Why try to bring in a tide that will only again go out? —Rosalind Lutece, September the 3rd, 1909
VOXOPHONE 079: “The Prophet is Dying”
After the events transpire with Comstock, but before Booker accesses the bridge controls, check the bedroom on the middle level of the catwalk. The recorder is on the bed.
The Prophet is dying. The metastasis has aged him so quickly. Why does this Comstock decay, while a Comstock in another world remain fit? If genetics are destiny, what accounts for the difference? Perhaps exposure to the contraption? Hm. It merits further study.—Rosalind Lutece, December the 4th, 1907
After the events transpire with Comstock, but before Booker accesses the bridge controls, check the ready room (large desk with a chalk board) on the middle level of the catwalk. The recorder inside is on the desk.
When a soul is born again, what happens to the one left behind in the baptismal water? Is he simply…gone? Or does he exist in some other world, alive, with sin intact? —Zachary Hale Comstock, June the 21st, 1893
A repost from original source at IGN