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King's Quest Summaries!
« on: June 29, 2010, 10:02:55 AM »
11 DAYS!!

To truly know where youíre going, itís important to remember where youíve been. Weíll be recapping all of the Kingís Quest that were published by Sierra Online for fans new and old between now and Release Day to catch you up or remind you of whatís come before.

Our trip down memory lane starts with a kingdom called Daventry, a kingdom that has fallen on hard timesÖ.

Kingís Quest I: Quest for the Crown
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 10:05:39 AM »
Stellar!!!!

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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010, 10:09:06 AM »
Ooh, this should be nice.

(Posted on: June 29, 2010, 12:06:45 PM)


Although, I thought it was the Mirror of Merlin and Shield of Achilles.... oh well, those names work too!
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Re: King's Quest Summaries!
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010, 10:37:10 AM »
So they were! Good catch--I'll go fix that.

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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2010, 11:38:28 AM »
Speaking of which.... I've been looking for a chest that is always full of gold, if anyone happens to find one- please let me know.   ;D  No worries.... there is plenty to go around i'm sure.

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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2010, 01:06:32 PM »
KatieHal, I just read your summary of KQI and found it very helpful and informative.

However, you kept using "it's" instead of "its" (for example, "itís once peaceful borders", "itís wielder impervious").

I know it's picky, but can you possible change this?

Thanks.

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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2010, 03:05:50 PM »
Haha, not at all, my editorial background is hanging its head in shame. ;) I'll go fix 'em.

You edit so many things in a day, they all start blurring before you at some point!

And a shout-out, while I am at it, to Waltz, Cat, and Oberonqa--they did a lot of the work on getting these recaps together, helping out with writing them, doing some editing on them, filling in spots some of us had forgotten about. So a big thank you to them for making these summaries possible!

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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2010, 03:20:48 PM »
Hey, thanks a lot! I appreciate it!  ;D

I'm really looking forward to reading more of these useful summaries, because I've only played through KQVI.

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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2010, 04:56:35 PM »
As I've said before....it's all just one big book, and each game is just a chapter in it.
Look forward to reading. It should make for some good reads.

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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2010, 06:38:25 PM »
Great, Katie!  I love it!
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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2010, 07:00:53 PM »
*bows* Thank you, thank you. We are so glad to be able to provide this for you guys. Let me tell you, the excitement in the background as we all worked on this...YAY!

I can't remember who did the first few. I know Waltz did several of the last ones. I just did editing (want to be clear and give credit where credit is due).
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2010, 07:27:47 PM »
I TOOK OUT MY OLD COLLECTION THE OTHER DAY AND STARTED TO PLAY THEM AGAIN...BY THE TIME THE NEW ONR COMES OUT I SHOULD BE ALL CAUGHT UP AGAIN...LOVE PLAYING THEM ALL AGAIN IT BRINGS BACK FOND MEMORIES AND GREAT FUN!!
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« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2010, 07:30:55 PM »
David wrote the first few. I did mostly editing and touching up on these as well. Those two were champs--Waltz even replayed a number of the games to be sure she knew what happened in them!

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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2010, 01:01:17 AM »
Yea, I wrote the summaries for KQ1-3, and Waltz wrote the summaries for KQ4-8.
 
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« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2010, 01:02:30 AM »
Thanks for the recap, Oberonqa. It's helpful.

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« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2010, 01:07:11 AM »
Not a problem.  I love this series with all my heart... and getting a chance to write some of the recaps was an opportunity to pay homage to the series I grew up with.  I didn't even have to replay KQ1-3 to write these recaps by the way... I know the first 3 games by heart.  KQ4 is where I start to get a little shaky... thankfully Waltz picked things up and went to town on them and her recaps are truly great.  I can't wait to see them posted.  :)
 
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« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2010, 03:31:57 PM »
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Mirror of Merlin and Shield of Achilles

Well, actually its Merlin's Mirror, and Shield of Achille (this is a fact that originated in the King's Quest Companion, and brought up in the official KQ6 and KQ7 strategy guides). I think its only been referred to as the "Shield of Achilles" a single time in the An Encyclopedia of Daventry (1st and 2nd edition of the Companion).

In the original KQ1, and most of the games they are simply known as the magic mirror (the Mirror), the magic shield (the Shield), and 'the Chest' of gold.

BTW, while its nice to have a screenshot of the unofficial AGDI version of KQ1, wouldn't it be a good idea to add screen shots of the official versions of the games (AGI and SCi versions?) to honor the heritage of the series.
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Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2010, 03:39:11 PM »
Well, I was pretty close...

...Baggins, do you frequent the KQ Omnipedia? I think I've seen you there...
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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2010, 03:43:40 PM »
Ya, I'm one of the admins there, and most of the other Sierra related wikis :). Glad to have you there.
Well, ya, King's Quest is on Earth. Daventry is very old city from a long time ago. It's in ruins now and people aren't quite sure exactly where it used to be. There are some archaeologists searching through the ruins, they think they know its Daventry. But its somewhere on Earth."-Roberta Williams http://kingsquest.wikia.com/wiki/File:Daventryisearth.ogg

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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2010, 03:46:28 PM »
Well, I'm not necessarily *there*. I mean, I have an account on there, I think... though I don't remember the password.

But yeah, I go on there often. I wouldn't know half of the stuff I know about King's Quest without it.
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