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Ultima Underworld I Part 4: Knights & Trolls

Ultima Underworld I: The Stygian Abyss

Part 4: Knights & Trolls


Sorry for the long wait. It is now time to delve into the depths of level four. We are almost halfway done now!

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I meet a new lizard.

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Stranger, greetings.

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Who is thy leader?

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Of Iss'leek you seek. Look in east of our dwellings.

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Thank thee. I must leave now.

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I now head up the stairs.

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I then find some nice loot.

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Well, it looks like the seer won't be needing this stuff anymore!

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I find an additional runestone.

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Hail, stranger. 'Tis indeed a rare pleasure to encounter a new face amongst the denizens of the Abyss. What hast brought thee hither?

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I must prove I am innocent of a kidnapping.

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A terrible crime, indeed. I would fain believe thou art innocent of suchy, for thy face has honor in it. Thou dost wear it like few I have beheld in my many years in the Abyss. May I help thee in any way?

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Why art thou here?

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Like thee, I was injustly accused of killing a man. I swear to thee I never struck him. I merely held him down while my brother kicked him. He should not have treated our sister as he did. And only a weak man could perish from such a slight injuries.

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Indeed, Almric's justice is a blind archer, oft missing the mark.

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In sooth, thou speakest with a wisdom beyond thy years, frined. What I wouldst now give to teach that tyrant Almric a lesson about justice and honor! I would deal him a buffeting that would leave his heirs dizzy for generations to come. Would I could aid thee more, friend, but I know little. I have heard tell that a maiden is held captive near Cabirus's quarters far below. Perhaps the Knights could tell thee more.

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Tell me of these Knights.

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There is much tension on this level of the Abyss. The Knights inhabit the western area, and a pack of Trolls live in the eatern reaches. Even while Sir Cabirus was alive, there was an uneasy peace between them. After Cabirus' death, there was some strife, as each group attempted to gain power over the other, but these days there is relative peace. Perhaps the greatest danger in this area now is Rodrick, known as the Chaos Knight. He lives by the old banquet hall to the north. He is the foe of both the Knights and the Trolls, but neither has been able to defeat him yet. I hear that Dorna Ironfist has put a price on his head.

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Hast thou heard news of a captive virgin in the Abyss?

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I have heard there is to be a human sacrifice in Cabirus' old quarters on the lowest level. In their search for some new advantage over the trolls, the Knights explore more widely than I. Mayhap they can tell thee more. Still, be careful, lest thou become the next casualty in hteir senseless battle with the trolls.

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Hast thou heard of a princess?

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A Knight told me that a maiden's body has been found in the lower levels. It may be the Knights can tell thee something, for they travel more of the Abyss than I.

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Hail Stranger. What unhappy accident brings thee to the abyss?

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I am attempting to rescue a girl.

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Survival alone is an ambitious goal in the Abyss. Thou art a brave soul indeed if thou aspirest to aught beyond that.

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Yet, with thy aid, my chances might improve.

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I have little urge to seek trouble. I have outlived many in the Abyss by having the good sense to keep myself out of harm's way. Thou wouldst be wise to do the same.

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Canst thou tell me anything that might aid me in my quest?

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If thou but venture northward, thou shalt soon come across a pond so thick with fish thou couldst walk across without getting thy boots wet. I can give thee my spare fishing pole, if thou dost need it.

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I do need one. Thank thee kindly.

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May thy casts be ever fruitful.

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Thank thee, and thine too.

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I find a fishing pole nearby.

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I make my way to the western part of the map where the Knights of the Crux reside.

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Hail, stranger. Be thou a warrior?

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Sometimes. When I needs must be.

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Assuredly thou art a kindred spirit. An' thou prove valorous, I shall bid thee join my order.

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Thank thee, I accept.

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If thou wishes to become a Knight, thou shouldst go to the south of our domain and talk to Dorna, our leader. Trust him during thy initiation, and all should be fine. Join our order and help us in our quest for honor.

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I shall seek him out. Farewell.

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If thou wishest to become a Knight, thou shouldst go to the south of our domain and talk to Dorna, our leader. Trust him during thy initiation, and all should be fine. Join our order and help us in our quest for honor.

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I shall seek him out. Farewell.

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I head to the main office.

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This is Dorna Ironfist, the leader of these knights.

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Greetings! I am Dorna Ironfist, leader of the Knights of the Order of the Crux Ansata. Who art thou?

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I am Elzair.

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Good day to thee, Elzair. Why hast thou come here?

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I seek to join thy Order.

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Thou wishest to join the Knights of the Crux? Very well, thou must answer my questions to the best of thy ability, and I shall judge whether thou art worthy of admittance into the order. Identify thyself, so I may know whom I query.

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As you might have guessed, the third option is the correct one.

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The poor son of my mother.

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That is plain! Art thou willing to sacrifice thy life to join our Order?

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Yes, I am.

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And dost thou submit to our Justice?

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Indeed, I do.

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Very well. Thou hast earned death by coming here, and thou shalt have thy reward. Here is a cup, which bears within it a venom both swift and deadly. Take it and drink it!

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Very well.

You take the cup. Within it is a clear, odorless liquid. You raise it to your lips and ...

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Drink it in a draught.

The taste of it is like pure water. You wait for several moments, and nothing happens. Then a voice cries out in mourning and a funeral dirge plays.

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He who drank from the cup is now dead. In his place stands Elzair, Esquire of the Order of the Crux Ansata. Tell me, wert thou afraid?

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Yes.

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Good! To know fear is the first step to knowing Valor. Thou art a Squire of this Order. Thy quest is to find the writ of Lorne, a document written by one of the first Knights who settled this order in the Abyss. The document was written during the early years of the Colony, and it contains much knowledge of that time. However, it is now gone, though many suspect it is in the troll homeland. Seek it, and when thou returns here with it, a knight of our order thou wilt become.

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I thank thee. Canst thou tell me aught of Cabirus' Talismans? They are also my quest.

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Precious little. They numbered eight, and Cabirus did intend them to go each to one of the Leaders of the eight groups who settled the Abyss. Alas, he perished, and all eight were lost. 'Tis said they were a Book, bottle of Wine, a Shield, a Sword, a Taper, a Standard, a Cup, and a Ring. Each was imbued with the potent power of a single Virtue, and 'tis said they confer Virtue bot in the seeking and the finding. I know only of the Taper and the Standard. The Taper of Sacrifice was stolen from us only recently, and we know not of its current whereabouts. As for the Standard of Honor, it is said that it is awaiting one who would perform a sufficiently honorable deed.

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Farewell, Brother, and thanks!

I can now speak to the other knights more fully.

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Welcome, Squire Elzair. I am pleased to see that thou art striving to become one of us. How can I help thee?

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Hast thou any knowledge that would aid me in my journey towards Knighthood?

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As a fellow Knight, I would be happy to help thee. If thou dost use blunt weapons, the mantra KOH will be of use.

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I will try this mantra at the earliest opportunity. Hast thou any information about the writ of Lorne?

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I hear that it lies in the area of the Trolls.

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I shall seek it there. Good day.

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Welcome, Squire Elzair. I am pleased to see that thou art striving to become one of us. How can I help thee?

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Hast thou any knowledge that would aid me in my journey towards Knighthood?

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As a fellow Knight, I would be happy to help thee. Chanting the mantra FAHM will make thy arrows fly true.

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I thank thee for thy help.

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That looks interesting.

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I am Derek, a knight and a worker. Who art thou?

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Elzair, an aspiring knight.

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Ah, the adventurous life is not for me. I am content to remain here and work at my craft.

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What is thy craft?

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I carve gems and work metals. It is hard and tedious work, especially with poor tools, but I am content with it nonetheless.

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Would this item help thee?

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Ah, that's no ordinary tool, but a true work of art befitting an Avatar! I can't take it from thee.

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No, I insist - take it.

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That is too kind of thee. I cannot tell thee how much it will help me in my work. Thou hast demonstrated much humility by' giving away this artifact - it is only right that I tell thee of the Ring of Humility.

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There is a room in the northwest portion of the level below us. There you will find four switches. Flip them in this order: northwest, southeast, northeast, and southwest. Be careful to stay out of the middle of the room. Farewell then.

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Farewell.

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I welcome thee to the last bastion of civilization in the Abyss, traveler

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Thou dost relieve my fears, for I thought civilization gone.

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It has been thy misfortune to travel through the other levels of this wasteland, and I am not surprised thou dost think that. However, we still abide by the dreams of Cabirus and the eight virtues.

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I thought all had abandoned Cabirus' dream.

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No! We work still to bring about a return to the days of the Abyss' glory. There is hope yet if the races of the colony will believe again in the virtues and in each other. Unfortunately, I think there is little hope. Most of the dwellers in this colony have forgotten what little they may once have known about its purpose. Even the most stalwart believers now doubt. No one remembers the virtues any more. It is a sad situation. Why, several months ago, someone came from above and stole one of the greatest treasures remaining from Cabirus' days.

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What was stolen?

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We lost many small things, mostly from storage. All of our torches and lanterns were taken. A few items of food, but mostly light sources, actually. Quite odd. The grave loss was that of the Taper of Sacrifice, though. It was created by Sir Cabirus himself and imbued with virtue. We placed it in our shrine where we kept a vigil over it. There it remained for three years. But one day a man arrived at one of our guard posts. He ranted and raved, but we let him in, as common courtesy dictates, of course. He started running about and grabbing candles and such. We were all too shocked to respond. Then he grabbed the Taper itself and ran off. By the time we were in armor and ready to give chase we had lost him. A tragedy it was.

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I believe that I have found this Taper.

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It is in thy possession e'en now? Could thou please show it to me?

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Very well, here it is.

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Ah! To see the taper again, this is good indeed. I thank thee for the chance to see the taper again. Now that thou hast found it, it is right that thou dost keep it. Thou wilt find that the light it produces is quite steady for it continually sacrifices of itself to produce light for thee. Cabirus imbued it with virtue, however, and although it consumes itself constantly to provide light, it is continually replenished as well.

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I shall keep it then, and keep it safe.

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Good luck to thee.

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It is nice that they threw in a random mention of a Britannian city to help make this feel more like an Ultima game.

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Welcome, traveler How can I help thee?

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How did your order come to the Abyss?

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We came here from Jhelom. The fairest town in Britannia, that I can say with certainty. Been to them all, I have, and none compare.

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It is certainly a fine town.

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The colony of the Abyss was an achievement unparalleled in recent times. Eight cultures mixing in one environment, and getting along splendidly. We had some banquets that were spectacular, I tell thee. They rivaled the best of parties that even Jhelom could offer. We would all gather just to the northeast of here in the banquet hall. We would stay up all night -- though of course it is hard to tell down here -- and recount tales of our homelands, our rituals, and our friends. Now all we do is fight for food and space. Truly the death of Cabirus was the death of the Colony of the Stygian Abyss. Still, we try, for it is all we can do to honor his legacy and dream.

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Tell me of the sights of this level.

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Ah, yes, this area is wonderfully designed. We created much of it ourselves, with some help from the artisans of Minoc and the Mountainfolk. There are many regions of interest. Although the Abyssal colony has only existed a short time, it is filled with wonders to match any found in Britannia.

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Canst thou tell me of these wonders?

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In the northeast corner of this level is the Puzzle of the Bullfrog, made by a Mountainfolk craftswoman who had a love of frogs. To the northwest is the Maze of Silas, a stone worker and lover of deceptive walls. Beyond the maze is the door of precious levers, which opens the gateway to the resting place of our order. There is a water-filled area to the west of the Abyss' volcanic core. The waterfall is something to see.

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Tell me about the Puzzle of the Bullfrog.

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Past the puzzle in the northeast there is an entrance to the tombs below. To reach the entrance, one must traverse an area surrounded by water, It is said that by using the levers and buttons in the area, one may create a safe path to the other side. It has been years since the puzzle was created, though, and its solution is now lost. The only clue I know of is that the wand found there will restore the puzzle to its pristine state.

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Tell me about the Maze of Silas.

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The maze of Silas is now infested with pests and littered with debris and bones, but there are said to be other things in the maze as well -- hidden chambers and items of some value. The locations of these chambers and items are unknown now, however, so what they contain I cannot reveal to thee.

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Tell me of the door of precious levers.

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The puzzle of precious levers is beyond the maze. Although the members of our knighthood will no be specific, it is believed to be in a concealed area. The puzzle itself was built to guard the stores of the old government of the Abyss. Now, however, not one of us could tell thee what lies beyond the closed door. The workings of the levers are not understood but 'tis said that their secrets can be gleaned through careful examination of the artifacts of our order. I have not the patience for such research, but perhaps one who does will solve the mystery.

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Tell me of the watery area.

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Near the volcano's shaft is a set of falls leading to two pools. One pool is very hard to reach, at least from our domain. But 'tis said it is simple to get there from the Lair of the Lizard-Folk. Would that one among us could speak their tongue and learn the easier route. The second pool is in a secluded spot near a fishing run south of the Abyss' central shaft.

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Tell me of the Trolls.

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They are indeed a vicious and dangerous race. I would call them indecent, but that was not Cabirus' way, and I strive not to make it mine. They are, truth be told, honorable in their own way. Only a few of them still cling to any shreds of the Abyss' purpose, though. Some have reverted to their natural, combative state. They are monsters, and powerful ones, at that.

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How can one pass through their realm safely?

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Thou needst not fight continually to survive their realm. In the south, where the main meeting hall of the Trolls used to be, there are still Trolls who respect Cabirus' purpose. They can tell thee more of the realm. Beware the Dark Trolls - they are more powerful even than the normal ones. Also beware the northern parts of their realm, for they have been invaded by spiders, headlesses, and worse. These monsters will provide enough trouble, so don't attack Trolls unless they attack thee first. Thou wilt have enough trouble staying alive without picking fights.

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I thank thee for thy time.

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My pleasure.

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Farewell.

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Wow! Another Ultima reference!

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In the north part of the headquarters are some grave stones.

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Lo fair person. Here we are in the ruins of what was once a great civilization, ruined by greed, despair, and pain.

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That sounds horrible. What happened?

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In better times thou wouldst have seen our true glory. The splendor of our domain and righteousness of our cause were great indeed. But alas, the environs have changed and the walls have fallen down, the just have been silenced by the desperate, and not even the strongest among us can hope to rebuild what Cabirus wrought.

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What was it like before?

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It was wonderful. We would visit the ceremonial hall every day. Sometimes we would go below and challenge the Golem to a test of might. There were marvelous banquets. The Mayors of towns throughout Britannia would come to marvel at our achievements. Now none can survive the dangers of this place long enough to reach us.

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A test of might?

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A Golem resides on an island surrounded by lava in the land of the Seers. We would take our swords and shields, leap onto the island, and battle the Golem. It was indestructible, but honorable and valorous Though it could not be destroyed, it would congratulate thee if thou didst fight well. If thou wert good enough it would sometimes reward thee.

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The Seers live below, correct?

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Yes. If the Golem still exists, he would be there.

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Farewell.

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Before I leave the safety of the compound I decide to get some information from the library.

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I head out the back-entrance and find the ankh shrine.

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A little way to the north is another knight.

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Greetings, brother. What is thy name?

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I am Elzair.

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I am Biden, and pleased to make thy acquaintance. Sir, Thou art a member of my order. Thou too dost strive to uphold the ideals of honor espoused by our order. Thou dost understand the virtues and understand the ways of knighthood. Please listen to my tale.

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I would be happy to hear thy story.

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'Tis not a happy story, Sir, but I shall tell it all the same. Sir Rodrick was once a member of our order, but abandoned the principles of our order and now calls himself the Chaos Knight, terrorizing the entire northern area. Since to attack one with many would be dishonorable, our leader picked me to defeat him in single combat. When I reached the old banquet hall to the north, I was suddenly attacked by Rodrick, who leaped from a ledge above me and took me off guard. He attacked relentlessly, and although my own blows did little to slow him or curb his apparent anger. He taunted me continuously as we fought, and would not listen as I attempted to reason with him.

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How did the battle finally end?

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After several minutes I was bleeding from several wounds and thinking my time was up. In desperation, I flung my sword at him. He blocked it easily, but the distraction allowed me to run from him. So that is my story. I can not return to my home until I have eliminated Rodrick and restored our order's honor, but it will be some time now before I am capable of fighting. So I wait here, far from the Trolls and other pests, gathering my strength before I head off again.

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Thou art going to attack him again?

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I'd give the rest of my right arm for a chance to take that rogue on again. He'd find out what sort of Knight I am.

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Let us join forces to defeat the villain.

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I should get well first, for I would not wish to be a burden on thee. If thou dost meet the rogue and defeat him, it would not only bring great honor to thee but also perhaps save my life.

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I will seek him out.

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Down the steps is Rodrick's hall.

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I find some loot in the corner.

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This is Rodrick.

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Ha! Another has come to be defeated by the Chaos Knight! Very well, let us see how quietly I can slay thee.

He kills me very quickly. It looks like I need to gain more mana and better spells.

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I head to the eastern part of the level.

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Here is some more loot I find.

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Uh oh! I also find a mysterious note here.

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It looks like this message is important.

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Yay! I leveled-up!

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I now enter the lair of the trolls.

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Fortunately for me, it is peaceful.

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What you doing here?

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Canst thou tell me any news?

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Ghouls live below us. They disgusting.

Okay, talking to unnamed trolls (or simply talking to unnamed NPCs in general) is a waste of time.

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Who are you? I not seen you before.

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I am Elzair.

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All sounds very confusing. Mind I call you Rodriguez?

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If thou dost insist.

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Whatever you say, Rodriguez. What I do for you?

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Canst thou let me through this door?

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I open door? Yes, I could. You want me to?

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Yes, please.

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Maybe I open door if you give me something.

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I give him a red gem.

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Oh, I like! Thank you! Door open now. You happy?

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Inside is another shrine and a note.

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It is the Writ of Lorne! I take it back to the Knights of the Crux Ansata.

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Greetings, Squire Elzair! How didst thou fare in thy quest?

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I have succeeded! Here is the writ.

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Thou hast done well; thy quest is accomplished. Well done!

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Now Thou art Sir Elzair, Knight of the Order of the Crux Ansata. Take thou this helm of plate, worthy of a Knight. Would that we had a horse to give thee as well, for 'tis proper for a Knight.

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How else may I serve the Order?

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The order once owned a golden plate. Years ago it was stolen by a thief who I will not even describe, for he is not worth the time it would take. He fled into the maze and was not seen again. Since then, it was rumored to have been found several times. The last rumor placed it at the grave of Sir Ingvar. Find i and thou wilt rise even further as a Knight.

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I thank thee. Until we meet again.

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Kick ass!

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It is a pleasure to see thee again, Knight Elzair How goes thy quest?

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Canst thou help me to find the plate?

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It is said that Rodrick, the dreaded Chaos Knight, holds a key thou needst Behind him lies a maze with many secret places.

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Thank thee for thy help.

:rage:

I now explore the northeastern section of the level.

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Fortunately, this troll is mellow.

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Knight ventures into our domain without drawn weapon? You brave.

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I need some information from thee.

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Maybe. You ask question, I answer.

I don't know what to ask him about right now.

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A human! When I was younger, I beat up many humans like you. A fine troll I was!

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Thou still dost seem very powerful to me.

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Thank you, you nice human. Ah, those were days. Lots of glory, nice treasure. How I happy with simpler things.

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Like what?

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Oh, I would love wormy stew. My mother she made it when I just a little troll? You have any.

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No. How is it made?

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Hmm ... I no remember. I know you use dead rotworm. My mother knew, but she dead. Maybe someone else. Oh, that stew delicious!

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I will seek out someone who knows the recipe.

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I encounter a hostile troll down below, so I snipe him with lightning bolt and magic missile. Here is some loot I find.

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It looks like he never made it.

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IDIOT!

I now head back to level 3 to do one last job.

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I use the small yellow key to unlock the doors in the southern part of the level.

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Inside I meet the head bandit.

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What art thou doing here? Leave now before I call the guards.

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Can we not discuss this?

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I have nothing to discuss. Please deal with my underlings first before thou dost continue to bother me. Go now.

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Goodbye.

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I now head for the pit that I drained of water last time.

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I kill a spider.

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Then I kill a ghost.

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I find a shrine and a healing fountain.

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I then find the blade of that sword the dwarf guy was talking about (I will look it up later). I head back down to level 4.

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Tune in next time for level 5, where we face-of with the undead! Woooooooooooo!
 

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an't wait until you start U7 Elzair!! My fave Ulima and my second favorite crpg of all time.
 

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Ultima Underworld I Part 5: It's a thriller!

Ultima Underworld I: The Stygian Abyss

Part 5: It's a thriller!

Welcome back. Before we start, I just wanted to point out that DOSBox ate some of my screenshots for this one, so I will have to describe a lot of it.

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This place looks like a crypt. I sure hope there are not ghoulies around.

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Fortunately, it is a friendly ghoul.

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Who be you?

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I am Elzair. Who art thou?

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Huh. Me Marrowsuck, the tailor.

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A tailor? Thou art a Ghoul, art thou not?

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You think ghoul no make good tailor?

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No, I'm sure thou art an excellent tailor.

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Me very good tailor What you need?

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What hast thou in my size?

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Me got some little stuff, look like your size. Here.

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Farewell.

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Why you here?

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I am exploring the deeps of the Abyss.

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Hmm. You out exploring? You not look like Knight of the Crux or Seer of Moon. They go exploring. Looks like maybe you one of them Outcasts from near great door. But they weak-willed and cowardly, don't go exploring. Where you from?

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Actually, I am a Knight of the Crux.

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New night, hah? You must be on quest. What kind of quest you on?

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I seek the Talismans of Sir Cabirus.

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Gifts Cabirus was going to give out? That long time ago, before we was even Ghouls. Me not hear of them talmans since crazy wizard talking 'bout justice come and seal off tombs.

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Tell me of this wizard.

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Ghouls used to live in tombs, lots of food there. After big collapse, crazy wizard come here, talking 'bout justice. He throw us out of tombs. Said ghouls no care about justice so we no could live there anymore. He put part of sword in tombs too, I think.

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Where are the tombs of which you speak?

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Tombs north and east from here. Long time since me there. Entrance used to be left of big eastern corridor, but wizard hid it and we no can find now.

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I thank thee. Farewell.

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Well, I am certainly not stepping out there!

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Who you? Me now see live human here in long time.

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I am Elzair. Who art thou?

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Me Eyesnack. What you doing here?

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Eyesnack. That is a peculiar name.

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Not peculiar as Elzair. Get name from favorite food. Is tradition. Me like eyes. They small and tasty, easy to carry around, good to eat.

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Er .. I see. Didst thou say anything about humans?

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Me see humans here long time ago before collapse. Before Ghouls even exist. We all just humans then.

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What dost thou mean, before Ghouls exist?

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When collapse happen, food get scarce fast. Bunch of us who work here before collapse live off bodies in tombs. Start to like them better than other food. Other humans call us ghouls. Pretty soon we call selves Ghouls. Later we kicked out of tombs, move here.

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What was thy job here before the collapse?

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This place was catacombs. People come to state hall for funeral, then march through catacombs and make tomb for dead guy. Me play flute at funerals. Long time ago.

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Thou didst play the flute?

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Yeah, me musician. You surprised Ghoul can be musician? Me musician before me Ghoul. Me play in state hall for Cabirus all the time.

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What didst thou play for Cabirus?

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It was great. Me play all kinds stuff. Me play "Mardin's Song of Wonder" lots of times. Was Cabirus' favorite spiritual. Said that you play it in right place, wondrous things happen. But no one knew place.

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Really? How did it go?

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You got flute? Me teach song to you.

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No, I do not.

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Okay, get flute and me teach you song.

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Hey, human. What you do here, far from home?

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I am travelling the depths of the Abyss.

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Should no bother exploring Abyss. Not much to see now - just people try to survive. Used to be lot going on, before collapse.

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What didst thou do before the collapse?

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Me have important job before collapse. Me operator of mine dispatch chamber. Only one who know combination for dispatch unit.

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What does the combination do?

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Need combination to use chamber. Why would me give you combination to chamber?

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What dost thou want?

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Me want fish. Bring me ten fish, me tell you combination.

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I shall return with fish. Farewell.

I leave the ghouls behind and explore more of the crypt.

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So this is what a hostile ghoul looks like, eh? It is not too hard. In the southeast corner of the level I find a crypt.

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There is a dire ghost inside, and once I get in, I don't know how to get out.

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That is nice, but I am looking for a flute.

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I could not get past this fight because I kept running out of mana.

Eventually, I rested back to full strength, but then the dire ghost won't show up except with a ghoul in tow. After that I just said "fuck it" and trained my way into a godlike character.

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Nice! I wonder what is in the book?

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It's just another mantra. Moving on.

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I now come across a lone mage.

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Tom? Is it thee?

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I'm sorry. I am Elzair. Who is Tom?

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Ah, Tom, he was me Tommy-boy. Gone he is and now only I am left. Nevermore shall I see his face this side of Paradise. Nor am I even able toremember it, not a'all.

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What happened to Tom, that thou dost wait here?

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He and I were walking here, down by the lava. Tom was t' ask his

master, Lord Cabirus, t'bless our marriage. He just gave me this ring, "A hole of gold", he says to me, "wit a plug of fair flesh."

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An' then one o' them headless creatures came runnin' in, and brave Tom WOULD fight wi' it. The both of them went into the lava! Ah, me Tom! And I have sat here these long years. Some o' the folk nearby take pity on me, bring me things to eat. But nary one will stay and watch wi' me for my Tom.

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I will sit with thee.

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Ah, nay, thou'rt very kind, but I'm sure an important person such as yerself has better to do with thy time. If it's helping me thou wouldst like, bring me word of me bonny Tom.

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Very well. Good day to thee.

On a ledge I find a ragged scroll.

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This should be handy (even though I have not gotten it to work).

NOTE: I lost the screenshots for most of the rest of this update, so it will be highly text-based.

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Eventually, I come across a mage named Anjor.

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Greetings, traveler. What brings thee to an area of the Abyss as perilous as this? Art thou upon a quest, as I myself am?

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What is thy quest?

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Many years ago, I began research into methods for turning lower metals into gold. During the course of my research, I discovered a new and better method that depends on a particular, very rare substance. I quest to find more of this substance.

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Why is this method so much better?

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When I started, existing methods required a great many reagents to operate, and could produce only a fraction of an ounce of gold for each pound of lower metal. The new method requires a much smaller quantity of reagents and produces much more gold. However, the principal reagent is rare, and I have been able to locate only trace amounts of it.

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Tell me of this substance.

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It is a blue rock-like mineral called zanium. The only samples I have found have been on this floor of the Abyss in tunnels with rough-hewn walls. I believe there is a mining area in the southwest where there may be larger deposits, but I cannot gain access to it.

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How is the mineral collected?

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Zanium has the property of being self-attractive. Deposits near the surface can be collected merely by walking over them while carrying a sample. In an underground environment such as this, if there is zanium present, there is likely to be some near the surface. Thus, in a sense, it is collected automatically.

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Tell me of this mining area.

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I do not know much. There is a small room in the southwestern region that is labelled "mine dispatch chamber." There appear to be some controls, but I know not how to operate them.

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Is there anyone who would know about the controls?

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Now that thou dost mention it, yes, there is one who may know something. One of those frightful ghouls in the catacombs used to be foreman in the mining sector. No ghoul has spoken to me since I killed one of them in self-defense. Perhaps thou couldst assist me?

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What assistance dost thou need?

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If thou couldst talk to the miner ghoul and discover how to operate the dispatch chamber, I would be most grateful. In addition, if thou wouldst enter the mining area, brave its dangers and collect at least eighty samples of zanium, I would reward thee with a large golden nugget created from lead.

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I will bring thee the zanium.

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Wouldst thou? Thou art indeed a kind soul! Take this small sample. Carry it through the mine, and it shall attract more of its kind.

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Farewell.

Kneenibble knows the dispatch code. She wants me to bring her ten fish before she will tell it to me.

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I finally find the mine dispatch chamber, but I don't know the code to operate it.

I continue exploring the level and find a lute on the body of a bard in the large room in the northern center of the map.

I then head up to level four, pick-up Oradinar's fishing pole that he said I could use, and catch ten fish in the watery area in the southwest part of the map.

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While I am there I pay Sir Rodrick, the Chaos Knight, another visit and kick his ass. I find a key on his body that opens up a secret door to the left of him. I then navigate a small labyrinth and solve a crazy button puzzle to retrieve the golden plate for the Knights of the Crux Ansata. I then head through the secret door to the right of Rodrick's (former) location, use levitate to bypass another stupid lever puzzle, take some stairs down to the tomb area on level five, and find the hilt of the Sword of Justice.

I then head back up to level four and give the golden plate to Dorna, the head of the knights.

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Thou hast killed the bastard knight who held the north of our home to be his. I thank thee for bringing honor back to our order and clearing the villain from our homes. The action thou hast taken has proven that thou art most worthy. To reward thee for thy deeds, I offer thee the Standard of Honor, one of the Talismans fashioned by Cabirus.

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My thanks. I am honored indeed to bear it.

Dorna turns and rummages through a large iron case, returning soon with a golden standard which he gives to you.

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Here it is. Bear it with honor and remember those who bore it before thee. Honor their memory with thy deeds, for the deeds thou hast already done honor thee in our memory.

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I thank thee, and shall take thy words to heart.

Sweet! I have another one of the artifacts of Sir Cabirus!

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I then head up to level three to grab the blade of the Sword of Justice. While I am there, I speak to Ssetharee about freeing Murgo.

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Tosa sel'a zekka? (You give food?)

I give it six legs of mutton.

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Here it is.

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Isili thesh tosa! Tosa yeshor'click! Tosa eppa isili! (I like you! You friend! You help me!)

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Thank you. Goodbye.

Murgo is now free. This should pay off later.

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I then head up to level two to see if the blacksmith Shak can reforge the Sword of Justice.

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I have something that is in need of repair.

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Ah, 'tis a find sword there, lad. I'm afraid it's seen better days, though. Dinna fear, I'll make it whole for ye again. But I must charge ye 20 gold pieces for such fine work, paid when you pick it up.

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Very well. Here it is.

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Aye, a beauty, this Caliburn. I'll have her right for ye, soon enough. Come back in an hour, and don't forget the 20 pieces of gold.

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Excellent. I shall see thee then.

A short time later.

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There ye are, all fixed now! A beauty, she is, and good as new. Well now, do ye have the 20 gold pieces ye owe me for the work?

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Yes, here thou art.

Shak hands me the sword.

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Thank thee. Thou hast done more than thou knowest.

I now head up to level one to get the recipe for Rotworm Stew from Lanugo.

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Ah, here is a gift for thee. ( I give him ten gold coins).

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Tanks! Th'art right enough, fer a human. Tell that wat -- if that talks to da boss, be real like complimennary. He likes dat.

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I'll take that under advisement.

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Sure ting. hey gotta go. Time fer me ta start dinner. Y'wanna stay? S'worm stew, tonight. Me specialty.

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Worm stew?

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Aye, me modder used ta make it. Tha takes a rotworm, chops it up fine, and marinates it in port wiv mushrooms. Here. 'Tis all writ down on this.

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I thank thee kindly.

So now I need to find the ingredients. I know I have a bowl on level four, and I find a mushroom wandering about the halls of level one.

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I swipe a jug of port from the outcast hideout. I then head back down to level four.

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I put all the ingredients into the bowl.

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Yuck! I give it to Sethar.

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Hello, you again! You bring wormy stew for me?

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Yes, here it is.

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Oh, wormy stew, just what I love. Here, take dragon scales. Maybe they help you not get hurt when you go hot places, just like dragons.

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Farewell.

I now wander about level four some more.

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This is a room where I need to operate some switches at various elevations. I could use a pole to reach them from a distance, but I use levitate. I then head down to level 5 and see Marrowsuck, the ghoul tailor.

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Good see you again! How you be?

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I need thy skills as a tailor.

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Let me see what you got to work with.

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How is this?

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Me can make dragonskin and ironsilk thread into boots for you. Why me do that for you?

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Ah . . . Dost thou require payment of some kind?

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Me want food for my work. Just about anybody will do. Maybe a Goblin. Green ones be tender.

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Very well. I shall pay thee in food, although it may not be a goblin.

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Okay. Give me dragon scales and thread and then me make boots.

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Very well. Here the yare.

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Okay. Come back in half hour with food and me give you boots.

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Excellent. I shall return then.

I wait a while.

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Okay, me make boots. You got food to pay?

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Here you are. (I give him three apples.)

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. Okay, here your boots. So long.

I equip the flame-resistant boots and wander around some more.

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Huh?

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I find the Ring of Humility in a chamber in the northwest. To see it, I have to flip the switches in the order: NW, SE, NE, SW. I then head back to the mine dispatch chamber.

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I turn the switches to this order (as Kneenibble told me) and pull the lever. This opens the chamber that teleports me into the mine.

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Inside the chamber I find a scroll of Gate Travel.

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Inside the mine I just have to walk through all the corridors (I automatically pick-up the zanium) while fighting off ghosts.

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I leave via the exit corridor and return to Anjor.

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Hast thou found eighty samples of zanium?

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Yes, I have.

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Excellent! May I have them please?

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Here they are.

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I thank thee kindly. Return in an hour and I shall give thee a gold nugget the size of which thou canst but imagine.

A while later.

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Here is thy reward. I thank thee again.

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It is now time to head down to level six. Until next time!
 

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Wow. This game seems tedious.. Never played the Underworld games myself though.

Nice to get this opportunity to see them. :thumbsup:
 

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Both Underworld games as well as the Worlds of Ultima are games that I felt were worth playing through and not really that tedious to complete. Sometimes screenshots and descriptions aren't enough to give you the full experience.
 

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I loved Underworld 1 when I first played it as a youngin', but I haven't played it since. I'm also pretty sure I had a hint book with me the whole time.

I never got very far in Underworld 2 though, for whatever reason.

Glad to see this LP continues! Keep fighting the good fight with your updates, General Elzair. :salute:
 

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Elzair said:
I just wanted to let everyone know that I finally beat the game. Three chapters should be coming in the next few days. I am off to bed now; I have a test tomorrow.
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:love:

(no homo)
 

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Ultima Underworld I Part 6: School Days

Ultima Underworld I: The Stygian Abyss

Part 6: School Days

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Well, this level certainly looks cheery.

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I assume this is a good thing.

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Hail, stranger! Hast thou come to enroll in the Academy?

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The Academy? I was not aware of such an institution.

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I am not surprised, for the Academy is now closed, and few remember its days of glory. 'Tis a pity that thou wert not here when Sir Cabirus was still alive. The Abyss was a thriving settlement, and our Academy was the center of it. Nobody seems to be interested in the higher arts any longer, though.

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But I am! Canst thou assist me in my search for knowledge?

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It is possible that in the old library of the Academy thou mayst be able to find some useful information. But be careful - many monsters inhabit the Academy these days.

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Where is the library?

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Enter the great hall of the Academy and head west. The library will be on thy left. Perhaps some of its books, and the knowledge contained therein, are still intact.

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Thank thee.
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Get of my lawn, you young whipper-snappers! Now let's talk to the other mages.

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Ah, 'tis a new face I see. I imagine that thou hast managed to find many a strange object on thy journey to these depths.

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Yes, I have collected a few.

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Well, I would be willing to identify some of thy items for a small fee.

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I will return if I need thy services.
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Aaah! What's that? ... Oh, thou didst startle me. I was in the midst of a vivid dream, having just used some incense. I had a terrible vision of a great demon.

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What didst thou dream of this demon?

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It was horrible! The demon is more powerful than thou canst imagine. I do not think he can be defeated by any motal.

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Thou speakst as if it were real, not in a dream.

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This was no ordinary dream, but one dreamt after burning incense. Incense causes one to have vivid dreams, and they are always true in some way. Simply pass a block of incense over a torch to produce the smoke which, when inhaled, will cause one to dream. If my dream was of a demon, then some demon is threatening us.

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Is there nothing that can be done?

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According to my dream, the demon is too powerful to be killed by any mortal. It would have to be forced into leaving this world by some other means. I hope it can be done!

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If I meet a demon, I will keep thy advice in mind.
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Hail to thee, bold traveler. I am Morlock.

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What canst thou tell me of thy people?

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Well, I can tell thee that one of my comrades, the mage Bronus, has need of thy services. Deliver to me an object of his, and thou shalt be rewarded.

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Perhaps I shall run across him.
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Ah, it is the one who hast freed my servant Murgo! Thou'rt more compassionate towards thy fellows than I might expect. Thy reward shall be fitting. Thou canst find the Wine of Compassion in the checkerboard room to the east of the meeting hall of the Academy. Lift the southeastern floor tile and the Wine shall be revealed.

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While I am here, dost thou know of any runestones I can find?

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Perhaps I can help thee after all, but first I will need to see thy runebag.

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Certainly. Here it is (gives runebag)

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Ah, yes. A budding mage, indeed. I suppose thou wouldst like to have a Flam runestone?

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Surely.

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Here thou art. I wish thee luck in using it.

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I thank thee kindly, Dr. Owl.

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Very well, very well. Now get on with thee!
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I use Telekinesis to press this button.

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I get a scroll of Gate Travel and a wand.

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I have no idea what to do here. I cannot talk to the ghost, but it is non-hostile and has a name.

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Well, let's see what is behind this door ...
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So! Another young fool opens a door thoughtlessly. Open, close, open, close, that's all that anyone ever has the time for. Things were not like this when I was thy age, I can assure thee of that! Well? Hast thou anything to say for thyself?

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Excuse me . . . art thou really a door?

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What do I look like a drawbridge?

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Thy point is made. How didst thou come to be a door?

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I once was a young human like thyself. But I grew weary of the regular fold and their immense stupidity. I was a brilliant mage, and was constantly pestered with silly questions, such as "how does one cast Sheet Lightning?" Tiring of being hounded thus, I turned myself into a door in order to finally enjoy some peace and quiet. Obviously, it didn't work.

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Now that thou dost mention it, how does one cast Sheet Lightning?

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Gaah! I cannot believe thou wouldst ask that of all questions! I should have know better than to mention that accursed spell. If thou must know, it is cast by using the Vas, Ort and Grav runestones. There. I hope that thou blowest thyself up with it.

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Thank thee kindly, wise door.

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Ah, hello here. Art thou a mage, as I am?

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Yes, I consider myself to be a mage.

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Then I am sure thou wouldst be interested in my research. I am exploring the properties of mantras and shrines.

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What hast thou found?

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It was long thought that the shrines of the Abyss served only to increase one's ability at some skill. But I have found that this is not necessarily the case. Apparently, some mantras exist that will produce objects, or dispense information.

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What mantras are these?

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I have not been able to discover any specific mantras with these properties. However, it is said that there is a mantra which will direct one to a powerful object. The mantra has been divided into three parts, which must be reassembled to produce the original word. The tale is from long ago, so I know not its veracity.

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Hast thou knowledge of any other mantras?

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Sadly, I have no further knowledge of individual mantras. I hope that my research has been of some use to thee, however.

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It certainly has. I thank thee kindly.

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Hello, adventurer. Hast thou seen my friend Gurstang?

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No.

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That's too bad. I wonder what happened to him. I hope that he has not been killed, or worse!
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I see thou art an adventurer. Art thou here searching for a Golem?

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What is this Golem thou dost speak of?

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The Golem was created by the Seer Corwin at the Knights' request as a test of valor. No Knights have come down to test themselves against him for quite a while now, but they used to frequently. I belive that a suitable prize awaits the one who can defeat him.

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I'm sure I can defeat him!

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Thou canst find him by heading west from the central chamber as far as thou canst and then turning left. He's on the island surrounded by lava. Be warned - he is quite tough.
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I have not seen thee in these parts before. Art thou in league with Vilus?

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Vilus? I have not heard of such a person.

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Vilus used to be a Seer like the rest of us. A brilliant mage he was, but perhaps too much so for his own good. While exploring a method of casting powerful magic without runestones, he was overtaken by insanity.

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And where is he now?

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Whether he be alive or dead, I know not. He took over the caves to the northeast, filling them with vicious creatures and devious traps. No sane person ventures there any longer, least of all myself. Wilt thou run an errand there for me?

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What wouldst thou have me do?

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Vilus took a powerful book from the Library and failed to return it. It is named "On the Properties of Runestones." Return it to me and I shall teach thee to use thy magical abilities to their fullest.

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It is as good as done.

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I thank thee greatly. Good luck on thy travels.
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Ho, adventurer! I have been looking for one like thee. Hast thou made the acquaintance of an adventurer known as Zak?

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Indeed I have. He lives with the lizardmen.

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I am glad to hear that! Perhaps I will be able to retrieve my candelabra from him now.
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bronus Hello, adventurer. I have a book I must deliver to my fellow mage Morlock, but i have not the time to give it to him in person. Wilt thou take it to him for me?

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It would be my pleasure.

bronus This book contains very powerful magic that is meant only for Morlock. Thou must promise not to open it.

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Yes, I promise.

bronus. Here is the book. Please give it to Morlock, and remember not to open it!
I just have to try.
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Oops! I reload and deliver it straight to Morlock.
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Hello again. Hast thou an object for me?

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Yes, here it is.

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Ah! Thou hast brought my book! Excellent! Thou art Elzair, art thou not?

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Aye, that is my name.

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I was simply goint to reward thee for bringing me my book, but now I hear that thou hast met and slain the fearsome Fire Hydra. That eight-headed monster has long menaced our peacable folk. Well done! thou hast earned an even greater reward!

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I beg thy pardon. I slew no such beast.

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Thy honesty is commendable, and thy reward shall be the Book of Honesty. As Honesty and Truth are beyond Time, thou shalt find it by the key behind the hourglass.

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What can thou tell me of this Book?

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The book was one of Sir Cabirus' Talismans. 'Twas written by Ravenhurst of Moonglow, who collected great works of honesty and essays upon Truth. It hath great power, both intrinsically and for the wisdom contained therein.

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Well, I thank thee. I shall be off to retrieve it now.
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It's time to go see this golem.

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Hold, puny mortal! I am thy doom!

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So sayest THOU!

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I am what I was made to be - the greatest warrior in Britannia. If thou be not of mighty valor, turn back now and no shame will come of it. Else, prepare to meet thy doom.

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And what be my reward if I succeed?

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Thou wagerest thy life against a mighty talisman - the Shield of Valor. Defeat me and it shall be thine. Fail and thou shalt surely die.

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Have at thee, for I fear nothing!
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Hold, mortal! Thou hast bested me! Never have any shown such Valor! Surely thou shouldst be the master of the Shield!

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Thou art a noble opponent. I give thee thy life. Farewell.
I now have the Shield of Valor! Now, let's find the Book of Honesty and the Wine of Compassion.

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I find this on a cliff overlooking the golem.
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Sweet! With these fire-resistant boots I can walk in lava!

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I find the Book of Compassion in a key-shaped room somewhere in the western part of the level.

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This is the Academy library. Let's peruse the books.

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Something tells me the top book will be significant in some way.

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That is all the books. Let's search for the Wine of Compassion.

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This place is crawling with slugs! (Get it?)

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Sheet Lightning cleans it up a bit.

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I find the wine under the southeast tile in a checkered room. I have only one more talisman to find. It is now time to get the book for Ranthru.

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Unfortunately, it has one nasty guardian.

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Sanct Flam to the rescue!

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This is a weird room!

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As you might have guessed, this is a tougher version of the normal ghoul.

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I return the book to Ranthru.
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Ah, 'tis thee again. From a distance I mistook thee for one of Vilus' servants. Hast thou fond "On the Properties of Runestones" for me yet?

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Yes, here it is.

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Marvelous! I hope that it was not too much trouble to retrieve it. He snaps his fingers and you are briefly bathed in a blue glow.

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There, thou shouldst find that thy spellcasting skills are greater now.

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It is now time to descend to level seven. See you next time!
 

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