"When the sun sets in the west and the moon rises in the east, stars will begin to appear in the sky and wind will blow towards the ground. Then the gate of new life will open. "
— Examining the plaque in the original.

In the original versions of Resident Evil, the crest puzzle must be completed if you are to exit the Mansion into the Grounds. In the Remake versions, they are instead used to retrieve a Magnum from a gravestone.

The four crests are found all over the Mansion:


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