Q: Raoul is standing in front of the rope and I can't jump onto it (?).
A: Wait until he's done talking and he should move away from it. If he doesn't, use a rope arrow to climb to the top of the shack and jump to the rope.
Q: Where is the Water Talisman?
A: In the 2nd floor south rotunda room. You can enter from the hall, or from the secret door on the 1st floor (fig. 1).
Q: Where is the flute?
A: In Crib's office safe on the 3rd floor (fig. 2)