History Headscratchers / KingsQuest

4th Sep '16 12:41:31 PM CDrayan
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* On a related note, if Alexander is caught by Saladin in the main castle entrance (in the short path) Sal tells Alex, "You were told to stay away from the castle and leave the islands." Leave the islands?!? But if the islands have no working transportation, and Alex got shipwrecked, what makes Sal think that Alex even ''has'' any way to leave?
19th Jul '16 7:15:01 PM darksoul4242
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** Well, think about it. Think of all the stuff that has happened to him as of late: He nearly been killed and eaten several times before (Hagatha, Count Caldeur, The Ogre, The Monks, The Sharkees...), the stress of running a kingdom (even a fairly nice peaceful kingdom like Daventry)and trying to keep it safe and protected, plus the fact that his SON was taken from him by a mysterious man and they thought they'd never see him again , AND the fact that the dragon started terrorizing the land along with the Black Cloak Society CURSING THEIR ENTIRE FAMILY and wanting to cover the land in darkness... you can't imagine gett some grey hair over all that?!

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** Well, think about it. Think of all the stuff that has happened to him as of late: He has been nearly been killed and eaten several times before (Hagatha, Count Caldeur, Caldaur, The Ogre, The Monks, The Sharkees...), the stress of running a kingdom (even a fairly nice peaceful kingdom like Daventry)and Daventry) and trying to keep it safe and protected, plus the fact that his SON was taken from him by a mysterious man and they thought they'd never see him again , again, AND the fact that the dragon started terrorizing the land along with the Black Cloak Society CURSING THEIR ENTIRE FAMILY and wanting to cover the land in darkness... you can't imagine gett getting some grey hair over all that?!



* So what were the programmers thinking when they created the "throw a bridle on a snake to turn it into a pegasus" thing in the second game? Where was the solution to that one supposed to come from, in-game?

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* So what were the programmers thinking when they created the "throw a bridle on a snake to turn it into a pegasus" Pegasus" thing in the second game? Where was the solution to that one supposed to come from, in-game?



----> Gervain: Kolyma is not the safe haven it once was
----> Graham: I will take my sword, I'll be fine (With the shield he would have been invincible against the random monsters, the thorns, the snake, and in the remake, the Sharkees, Caldaur and the werewolves)

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----> Gervain: Kolyma is not the safe haven it once was
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----> Graham: I will take my sword, I'll be fine fine. (With the shield he would have been invincible against the random monsters, the thorns, the snake, and in the remake, the Sharkees, Caldaur and the werewolves)



** The intro and manual mentions the doctors, healers,etc checked him and couldn't find a way to cure him. Some diseases are not curable in a medieval setting, even with magic. Much of material related to KQ4 and Companions suggests either his heart was weakened naturally or do to extreme emotional and stress. The KQ8 manual does mention possibly magical spell though.
* In KQ6, in the land of the dead if you don't show the ticket to the skeleton, he threatens you with a sword, and even kills you. What is the reason? As 99.99% of the people arriving are already dead what can he do to them? Kill them again? Unless it's a magic sword that can destroy souls.

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** The intro and manual mentions the doctors, healers,etc healers, etc checked him and couldn't find a way to cure him. Some diseases are not curable in a medieval setting, even with magic. Much of material related to KQ4 and Companions suggests either his heart was weakened naturally or do to extreme emotional and stress. The KQ8 manual does mention possibly a magical spell though.
* In KQ6, in the land Land of the dead Dead if you don't show the ticket to the skeleton, he threatens you with a sword, and even kills you. What is the reason? As 99.99% of the people arriving are already dead what can he do to them? Kill them again? Unless it's a magic sword that can destroy souls.



** LOl, well it wasn't touching him directly. Remmeber he can grab you with the cross, and then runs once he brushes against it' going after your neck.

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** LOl, LOL, well it wasn't touching him directly. Remmeber Remember he can grab you with the cross, and then runs once he brushes against it' going after your neck.
19th Jul '16 7:08:59 PM darksoul4242
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* If the ferry has been out of order for years ''and'' peppermint isn't grown on the Island of the Crown, how does the pawn shop have peppermints during the game at all? Presuming Shamir Shamazzle visited once a day and ate a mint, that dish would be empty in a matter of months; and he's been around since Cassima was a child.

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* If the ferry has been out of order for years ''and'' peppermint isn't grown on the Island of the Crown, how does the pawn shop have peppermints during the game at all? Presuming Shamir Shamazzle Shamazel visited once a day and ate a mint, that dish would be empty in a matter of months; and he's been around since Cassima was a child.
20th May '16 10:26:39 PM Baggins
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**The island is a big enough place that Alexander has not seen all of it. It even has mountain range seen on the map that you never visit. They simply returned to their homes or went somewhere on the island that Alexander didn't go to.
20th May '16 10:23:05 PM Baggins
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** He probably thought it better to keep it in Daventry, in case the kingdom were invaded during his absence. Also, if he took the shield with him and worst came to worst, it would have been lost for his kingdom forever. (Sure, no enemies would have been able to kill him, but there is such a thing as falling off cliffs, treacherous swamps, etc.)

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** He **He probably thought it better to keep it in Daventry, in case the kingdom were invaded during his absence. Also, if he took the shield with him and worst came to worst, it would have been lost for his kingdom forever. (Sure, no enemies would have been able to kill him, but there is such a thing as falling off cliffs, treacherous swamps, etc.)


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**The intro and manual mentions the doctors, healers,etc checked him and couldn't find a way to cure him. Some diseases are not curable in a medieval setting, even with magic. Much of material related to KQ4 and Companions suggests either his heart was weakened naturally or do to extreme emotional and stress. The KQ8 manual does mention possibly magical spell though.


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**LOl, well it wasn't touching him directly. Remmeber he can grab you with the cross, and then runs once he brushes against it' going after your neck.
23rd Apr '16 3:03:55 PM MisterKerr
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** He has no reason to keep out the dead. Presumably everyone's who's dead gets a ticket, and those without them are clearly still alive, so the gatekeeper is there to keep out the living, to whom the sword is a threat.
21st Apr '16 12:37:39 AM Sveon
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** You can take the dough out of your ears manually in the original AGI version of KQ3, upon which it crumbles and is lost forever. I assume Alex decided at some point that keeping magical dough with bits of hair sticking out of it in your ears for years on end wasn't very hygienic and wouldn't make him look very good with the ladies, so he took it out at some point.



** Perhaps he has some spell that protects him from physical harm.

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** Perhaps he has some spell that protects him from physical harm.harm.
** You can type "kill wizard" near him while he's sleeping in his bed in the actual game and it blatantly states that he's too powerful for you and you'd merely end up getting yourself killed.
4th Apr '15 2:14:57 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* Manannan paranoid of Alexander casting spells to kill him, kills him if he is carrying anything dangerous. Yet he ignores the butcher knife. Seriously? He never considered Alexander stabbing him in his sleep?

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* Manannan paranoid of Alexander casting spells to kill him, kills him if he is carrying anything dangerous. Yet he ignores the butcher knife. Seriously? He never considered Alexander stabbing him in his sleep?sleep?
** Perhaps he has some spell that protects him from physical harm.
4th Apr '15 2:13:59 PM DoktorvonEurotrash
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** He probably thought it better to keep it in Daventry, in case the kingdom were invaded during his absence. Also, if he took the shield with him and worst came to worst, it would have been lost for his kingdom forever. (Sure, no enemies would have been able to kill him, but there is such a thing as falling off cliffs, treacherous swamps, etc.)
31st Dec '14 7:15:55 AM AjWargo
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** Maybe the Inkeeper's two cronies put it on the wrong side because of their stupidty.
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