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* StrategyGuide: Though it's online and not a hard copy, the [[http://web.archive.org/web/20180617142836/http://notendur.hi.is/eybjorn/krondor/krondor.html BAK Help Web]] goes way beyond a normal [[WalkThrough FAQ or Walkthrough]].[[note]]Its webhost has expired, but you can download the whole thing [[https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bwx_8AHu8jvpYTNmNDM2MWItOTkxOS00NjljLTk4ODYtY2NlYTZhMGIwNTFl here]] and open "krondor.html" to explore it[[/note]] Featuring detailed maps, stats on every weapon and item, every single bit of text, and even a screenshot and stats for ''every combat in the game'', it's one of the most comprehensive resources on a single game out there.

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* StrategyGuide: Though it's online and not a hard copy, the [[http://web.archive.org/web/20180617142836/http://notendur.hi.is/eybjorn/krondor/krondor.html BAK Help Web]] goes way beyond a normal [[WalkThrough FAQ or Walkthrough]].[[note]]Its webhost has expired, but you can download the whole thing [[https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bwx_8AHu8jvpYTNmNDM2MWItOTkxOS00NjljLTk4ODYtY2NlYTZhMGIwNTFl here]] and open "krondor.html" to explore it[[/note]] it.[[/note]] Featuring detailed maps, stats on every weapon and item, every single bit of text, and even a screenshot and stats for ''every combat in the game'', it's one of the most comprehensive resources on a single game out there.


* StrategyGuide: Though it's online and not a hard copy, the [[http://web.archive.org/web/20180617142836/http://notendur.hi.is/eybjorn/krondor/krondor.html BAK Help Web]] goes way beyond a normal [[WalkThrough FAQ or Walkthrough]]. Featuring detailed maps, stats on every weapon and item, every single bit of text, and even a screenshot and stats for ''every combat in the game'', it's one of the most comprehensive resources on a single game out there.

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* StrategyGuide: Though it's online and not a hard copy, the [[http://web.archive.org/web/20180617142836/http://notendur.hi.is/eybjorn/krondor/krondor.html BAK Help Web]] goes way beyond a normal [[WalkThrough FAQ or Walkthrough]]. [[note]]Its webhost has expired, but you can download the whole thing [[https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0Bwx_8AHu8jvpYTNmNDM2MWItOTkxOS00NjljLTk4ODYtY2NlYTZhMGIwNTFl here]] and open "krondor.html" to explore it[[/note]] Featuring detailed maps, stats on every weapon and item, every single bit of text, and even a screenshot and stats for ''every combat in the game'', it's one of the most comprehensive resources on a single game out there.

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* DummiedOut: Possibly an accidental example: there was a spell called Mind Melt that was meant to result from a quest where you get a (wrong) password from one house, go to another house where there's a secret meeting, then go back to the first house to get the correct password, ''then'' go back to the meeting-house, and then they give your party a magic scroll to help deal with trolls. In most versions of the game, that first house's NPC won't give you the correct password when you revisit.

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* FireIceLightning: The first three damaging spells that you'll be able to get in the game are Flamecast, Skyfire, and Fetters of Rime, which deal area fire damage, drop a lightning bolt on an enemy if they're wielding a metal weapon, or do damage and freeze the enemy for a few turns, respectively.

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* NewSkillAsReward: One quest (finding Gorath's wife and then bringing her enough silver) allows Owyn to learn a spell that casts an illusion on him, allowing him to pass for a Moredhel. Another quest entails finding a magic scroll to teach your casters a spell that can damage elementals, but the paths to that scroll are only opened if you complete the quest given you by one of the caged gods of Timirianya.

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*GameplayAndStorySegregation: The game starts with Owyn patching up an apparently badly injured Locklear and warning that he isn't sure how good the healing was, yet every character starts with full health, better then is possible without visiting an Inn.


* StrategyGuide: Though it's online and not a hard copy, the [[http://notendur.hi.is/eybjorn/krondor/krondor.html BAK Help Web]] goes way beyond a normal [[WalkThrough FAQ or Walkthrough]]. Featuring detailed maps, stats on every weapon and item, every single bit of text, and even a screenshot and stats for ''every combat in the game'', it's one of the most comprehensive resources on a single game out there.

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* StrategyGuide: Though it's online and not a hard copy, the [[http://notendur.[[http://web.archive.org/web/20180617142836/http://notendur.hi.is/eybjorn/krondor/krondor.html BAK Help Web]] goes way beyond a normal [[WalkThrough FAQ or Walkthrough]]. Featuring detailed maps, stats on every weapon and item, every single bit of text, and even a screenshot and stats for ''every combat in the game'', it's one of the most comprehensive resources on a single game out there.

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* InfinityPlusOneSword: The Guarda Revanche, a glamredhel sword that only Gorath[[note]]though technically James and Locklear can get their own versions too if Gorath backtracks all the way to the Dimwood after finding it near Elvandar and sells it and repurchases it from the Fife & Laurel, assuming you have enough gold[[/note]] gets to wield, and even then only in Chapters VIII and IX. Getting it is pretty obtuse anyway, as it's found in a ruin that isn't necessary to visit, is broken when you find it, and requires that a second sidequest be completed in order to repair it (a sidequest that is nearly impossible to start unless you know what and where to look for it, and that is bugged, despawning an essential item if you don't have inventory space for it). Which is just as well, since the sword is ''so'' powerful that it's possible to do ''negative'' damage to enemies (healing them) if you grind your Strength high enough.

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* UselessUsefulNonCombatAbilities: There is an out-of-combat spell called ''And the Light Shall Lie'' that is very specialized, disguising Owyn, allowing him to enter a particular town occupied by an enemy army without needing to enter combat. This allows you to do a couple of quests you wouldn't otherwise be able to do...but after that, the spell has no use. Justified in-universe, as the spell is intended specifically to deceive one general and his troops; it's even stated that Owyn doesn't see his own disguise after he casts it, and needs to be told that he's not ''supposed'' to be the one who sees it!

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* InfinityMinusOneSword: The Greatsword. More like infinity -2, as there are two superior swords. However, the better swords are either in isolated caches guarded by tough enemies, or only obtainable in a late-game quest. You can buy a Greatsword a minute away from the starting location, provided you manage to find all the loot in the area - and you only need two to equip every warrior in your party for most of the game.

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* EternalEquinox: There is an in-game clock (it even looks like a sundial!), but no in-game season changes that affect the transitions from day to night or back.


* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: This happens a few times, actually, but the most egregious is the beginning of Chapter 5, when you lose Owyn for the first time and instead get Patrus, whose stats are...well, he's a very old man. And not [[BadassGrandpa that kind of old man]] either.

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* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: This happens a few times, actually, but the most egregious is such as the beginning of Chapter 5, when you lose Owyn for the first time and instead get Patrus, whose stats are...well, he's a very old man. And not [[BadassGrandpa that kind of old man]] either.


''Betrayal at Krondor'' was, and still is, a unique CRPG. Instead of levels and XP, characters gain percentage points in over a dozen skills, but only if they practice that particular skill. For example, a character can only improve his crossbow accuracy skill if he uses a crossbow during combat. Mages do not have any MP; instead, any spells cast use an amount of their [[CastFromHitPoints health/stamina points]]. In addition, the game utilizes some unorthodox RPG elements, such as day/night cycles, riddle-based puzzle lockchests, and even a food system.

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''Betrayal at Krondor'' was, and still is, was a unique CRPG. Instead of levels and XP, characters gain percentage points in over a dozen skills, but only if they practice that particular skill. For example, a character can only improve his crossbow accuracy skill if he uses a crossbow during combat. Mages do not have any MP; instead, any spells cast use an amount of their [[CastFromHitPoints health/stamina points]]. In addition, the game utilizes some unorthodox RPG elements, such as day/night cycles, riddle-based puzzle lockchests, and even a food system.


* ContinuityNod: Almost every detail of the setting, given that it's based directly off Raymond Feist's fictional world Midkemia. Beyond that, however, there are many, many little things that can be recognized by someone who's paid closer than average attention to the books. For example, a mention is made of the Master of Ceremonies in Krondor, deLacy, and near Armengar you can find the grave of Locklear's old sweetheart Bronwynn from Armengar who got killed during the siege, with an appropriately heartbroken epitaph.

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* ContinuityNod: Almost every detail of the setting, given that it's based directly off Raymond Feist's fictional world Midkemia. Beyond that, however, there are many, many little things that can be recognized recognised by someone who's paid closer than average attention to the books. For example, a mention is made of the Master of Ceremonies in Krondor, deLacy, and near Armengar you can find the grave of Locklear's old sweetheart Bronwynn from Armengar who got killed during the siege, with an appropriately heartbroken epitaph.


* BrotherSisterIncest: Defied by [[spoiler: Navon du Sandau, AKA Neville Corvallis. He plans to ''marry'' his half-sister Ugyne Corvallis under his alias, but he explicitly makes clear that he's not intending to conjugate it. [[BlackWidow He's going to dispose of her on the wedding night.]]]]

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* BrotherSisterIncest: Defied by [[spoiler: Navon du Sandau, AKA Neville Corvallis. He plans to ''marry'' his half-sister Ugyne Corvallis under his alias, but he explicitly makes clear that he's not intending to conjugate consummate it. [[BlackWidow He's going to dispose of her on the wedding night.]]]]

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