The Roman soldier was defeated, but he managed to teleport away before I could finish him. Now I have to find out where his base is. While searching the base, I ran into a griffin stuck under a huge rock. I helped him and he flew away towards the west so I decided to follow him. It was a good move, because it led me to a cliff inhabited by other griffins. After passing some tests that they’ve setup for me, I met their leader named Raven. He asked me to deliver a message for him which got me allot of experience. I’ve found the Hollow Halls where the Rose Lady lives that Desire wants me to kill. I won’t kill her jet because I think she has a quest or two for me in stock. I’ve also visited Selkiehome whose leader asked for my help with some people that hunt them. I couldn’t find the castle my commander mentioned. It should be in the southwest but it seems to be invisible. I guess I have to solve a puzzle to enter it.

EDIT: I did a little more questing. I got the jewel that fomorians stole from Moonfire and she gave me the Wand of Safe Descent. The wand helped me get the stones for Samael. In return, he taught me how to cast some powerful spells. I also killed another fomorian that was bullying some goblins. They gave me a special pen that belongs to the greatest faery inventor. I’ve also killed some fomorians dancing around an altar on a hill. It seems they where worshiping a talking skull of all things. I took the skull, and now it won’t shut up. Right now I’m fulfilling my promise to the Selkies about disposing of some creatures that are hunting them. I’ve found the location, and now I have to find the leader of the hunters. An interesting thing about Selkies is that at some point in their life they transform to seals for a while and then they turn back to their regular form. I also did some training and have bought a few nice items.

Haven’t played much today. I’ve spent most of my day installing Ubuntu on my system and trying to get Internet access. I’ve cleared most of the cave, and then got stuck killing the deserting soldier. He summons some snakes, and my weak characters get surrounded. The snakes do lots of damage even to my fighters, so you can imagine my mages don’t survive for too long. I’ll do another attempt tomorrow.

I managed to escape Goagh-Nar. It turns out there’s was a secret way out to the east. When I got out, I got ambushed by sprites and they stole the Skull. The commander wasn’t pleased, but he immediately sent me to get the next artifact. It seems to be located in a castle to the southwest. I did some more exploring afterwards, solved a few quests, got a few nice items, and learned a few new spells. I’ve found the temple where the golden goblet is located that Desire wants, so I’m currently in its lower levels.

EDIT: Cleared the temple and it wasn’t easy. I brought the goblet back to the crones and got a measly resistance ring for it. Even the items I’ve found at the temple were better. I did some more training and exploring afterwards, got a kid his ball back, found another lost soldier, and now I’m at some cave where a Roman soldier asked me to help him catch some deserters that stole an artifact from him. I took a break here.

I’ve been playing a little more, and have cleared most of the abandoned mine. I ran into a drake or a dragon (it’s definitely a huge lizard) named Mozanos, who wanted to die in battle so I granted him that wish. He had some nice stuff in his lair including a nice armor, and a Fury helm. The only place I didn’t explore is a room past a huge cliff because all my characters die if I jump off (ill return when I get stronger). After the mine I did a little exploring around the valley and found some locations. I met the Giant Intelligent Friendly Spiders (G.I.F.T.s) whose chief asked me to help them with a problem. It seems the female spiders keep eating them after mating so there’s less and less of them every day. I have to visit their Queen in a place far away from there and ask her what to do. I also visited an undead city, but I couldn’t do anything there (all the doors were locked) so I’ll have to return later. I also helped some Roman soldiers defend from a goblin attack, and was ambushed by some goblins myself (they wanted revenge for destroying their mine). I’ve found a goblin village but decided not to attack it (they might have a use later), and have located the residence of the three crones that seem to want to help me. I decided to take a break now and continue later.

EDIT: I have visited the three crones. Their names are Vengeance, Mystery and Desire. Desire wants me to steal a golden goblet from a temple to the north. After that I returned to the undead city and managed to open a few locks. I didn’t find much, but I did meet a spirit that asked me to burn his remains and give him peace. Some locks remained closed, so I couldn’t help him yet. To cross a bridge and continue north I had to pay a toll to some giants (they are too strong to fight now). I managed to find the Ruined Hall where the meeting I have to attend takes place, and I also had some tea with an old woman named Pearlblossom. She said she used to live in a castle, but they accused her of stealing some earrings and threw her out. Some witch on a hill to the north asked me to find two skulls that goblins to the east stole from her. I also met a hermit that wants me to deliver a message to another hermit to the north of his house, and a skeletal warrior that needs my help finding his soldiers scattered across Shadowvale. I think I have work to do 🙂

EDIT2: I went and explored the Ruined Hall. I met a faery warrior there and found out the names of my archenemies (Auberon and Titania). The papers I needed to find where in the level below the hall. On the way out the faery warrior (Dolojan) tried to ambush me so I had to kill her. After bringing the papers to the commander, he gave me my next mission. It seems the enemy is looking for three artifacts and I need to get them first. The first one is the Skull of Stone and is located in Goagh-Nar. I did some exploring and got a few quests. I also found three of the skeleton warrior’s soldiers. I stumbled in to the Vale of the Sould. It’s a facility that deals in selling souls for protection and is owned by a weir faery named Samael. He wants me to retrieve some stones from the goblin mine. They are past that deadly cliff I mentioned before. He told me I should be able to find something to help me survive the fall in the Faerie Bazaar. I went there and a merchant named Moonfire told me he can give me a wand that protects the user from falls if I help him find a Fomorian thief. I’ll do that later. I went to Vanariaum and hired a druid there before I continued to Goagh-Nar. This got me to Chapter 3.

Goagh-Nar turned out to be a Fomorian city. Their queen asked me to help them with a fomorian tribe that went crazy living in the caves beneath their city. I have to destroy some weird tablets that make them crazy. On the way down I’ve found the Skull of Stone. After destroying the tablets, the passage I used to get in got blocked so I guess now I have to fight my way out. I stopped there and will probably continue later.

 

It’s a shareware game from Spiderweb software. I love other games from them so I decided to try this one. I chose the Roman side and started a new game. My party is made up from a spear fighter, a standard sword/shield warrior, a missile user (that also picks locks), and a general magic user. I’ve spent some time cleaning up the starting city (Shadow Valley Fort) and picking up everything that isn’t nailed down. After selling all that stuff I spoke to the commander and received a quest to retrieve a satchel from a nearby abandoned mine (cliché, anyone?). Off course the mine turned out to be infested with goblins. After fighting a bit, I ran in to a giant lizard and my main character got killed. Naturally, the last time I saved was before I even entered the mine. Grrrr….

EDIT: I’m being careful about saving now. I’ve found the satchel, and returned to town to give it to the commander and restock. I got a new mission to go to a Hall and find out what’s happening on a meeting there, but I decided to return to the mine first. The mine  goes deeper than the level where I found the satchel so I decided to explore for a bit. I’m at level 3 now, and fighting mostly lizards and cave rats. The missile guy will have a problem because javelins are scarce, but for now, I’m doing ok…

I think I broke the game. I’m at Voradors mansion with Raziel and I got the Blood Drinker and the Heart Seeker spears. Now I can’t seem to get back inside the mansion. I go as usual switching in the spectral realm and passing through the broken window at the front, but there’s a bronze door at the end of the hall that refuses to open. I tried reading trough the forums, and it seems it’s a bug.
This really sucks, and I don’t think I will start from the beginning of the game just to go past this. That will teach me to use multiple slots when saving. Oh well, I guess it’s time for another game…

I installed this game yesterday. It’s a nice action game with minimal RPG elements. I like the story although I haven’t played the first few parts of the series. Anyway, I’m at chapter six with Raziel and have recently obtained the fire reaver. I’m about to get the air reaver but I decided to take a break (having played it for over two hours). Besides Kain, my currently installed games are:

  • Audiosurf
  • Cabal Online
  • Crimsonland
  • Rollcage – Stage 2
  • Diablo II – Lord of Destruction
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Guilty Gear Isuka
  • Independence War 2 – Edge of Chaos
  • Moonbase Commander
  • Populous III – The Beginning
  • Robot Arena 2
  • Star Trek – Away Team
  • Ultrastar Deluxe
  • Wizardry 8

This may seem like allot, but most of these are either party games, or games that never leave my computer. I plan to finish Legacy of Kain first, and then I’ll probably continue on Wizardry 8.

EDIT: Played Defiance a bit more. I’m with Kain now in the Vampire Citadel. I need to solve a puzzle in a series of temples to get the next reaver emblem. I’m too tired to continue now so I’ll try tomorrow. I really like this game (except for the controls).

So I guess everyone has to start somewhere…
Hi, my name is Nikola Begedin and I’m a gaming addict :-)!
I’m 21, and I live in Croatia, where I attend the University of Electronic engineering and Computer Science (FER). I own a PC and a Nintendo DS, but I also play allot of games on various emulated systems. My biggest problem is that I quickly lose interest in the games that I play, so I rarely finish any of them. I hope writing this blog will help me change this habit. Anyways, I will try to keep this as interesting as possible.