One of the many commendations you can complete during The Lair of LeChuck Tall Tale is the “Highly Strung” commendation. You can start working on the commendation as soon as you arrive at Monkey Island during this Tall Tale.
If you need help completing the rest of The Lair of LeChuck Tall Tale, check out our entire walkthrough here.
If you are just looking to complete “Highly Strung” and snare Herman in his own trap, your first step is to make your way to Monkey Island!
Highly Strung Commendation
To complete the “Highly Strung” commendation and snare Herman in his own trap, you’ll need to use the Monkey Trap on Herman while he stands over it. However, you’ll need to add Chilled Banana Soup to the Monkey Trap before you can do that. Once you acquire the bait and set the Monkey Trap, you can snare Herman in the Monkey Trap.
Unfortunately, the only place to get Chilled Banana Soup is inside Herman’s locked Supply Cache.
Find the Supply Cache Key
You’ll need to find the Supply Cache Key to open the Supply Cache that holds the Chilled Banana Soup. Herman hides the key in one of the four wooden carvings North of the Ravine.
Pick up Herman’s Note from the crate in camp. Read the pages you added to the Quest Book, and you’ll learn what the four wooden carvings look like. You must check inside a Pig, Parrot, Monkey, and Chicken Animal Carving.
Walk North out of Herman’s Camp, over the Ravine, and take a left to find the Pig Animal Carving. Inspect it and look for the key. If it’s not here, take the path to the right just after the Pig Animal Carving to look for the next wooden carving. Walk the loop and check each wooden carving until you find the Supply Cache Key.
Discover Chilled Banana Soup
Once you have the key, use the ladder to climb down to the bottom of the Ravine. Head West towards the Supply Cache door and use the key on it to open it. Once inside, pick up a jar of Chilled Banana Soup from the chest.
Head back to Herman’s Camp with the Chilled Banana Soup in hand.
Set Monkey Trap
Pour the Chilled Banana Soup into the Monkey Trap and wait for a monkey to appear. It will drink the soup without setting off the trap, which will frustrate Herman. Herman will then walk over to the Monkey Trap.
Spring Monkey Trap
While Herman stands over the Monkey Trap, interact with the rope’s end by the crate, where you pick up the note to snare Herman. The trap will release and catch Herman by his leg! You will unlock the “Highly Strung” commendation as soon as Herman is hanging down.