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RPG Season 1 Quest 4

By Nicholas Lam

The fourth quest from the first season of the Knightmare RPG. The team is Jon and Nicholas.


Session 4 - 06.11.99

Treguard Right watchers, the fire still burns, let's see who else is ready to take the challenge

Treguard There are still challengers which await to take the challenge of completing my dungeon, but who will step first? Let's find out. Enter Strangers. Who Challenges my dungeon?

Jon We do

Treguard You and...?

Jon Nicholas

Treguard I assume you have had some previous experience of dungeoneering,?

Jon A bit

Treguard Really. You know, we don't get many people with experience through here. Where was it?

Jon A small castle not too far from here... but it was a long time ago now

Treguard Good, very well then

Treguard Now let me explain the rules of the dungeon to you. You have a knapsack with which you must put food into. You also have a life force. To feed your life force, you must place any food in this knapsack, but place only food there, for any other objects will also be consumed.

Treguard When you put food into your knapsack, your life force will go to what is known as condition green. If you tread badly on the path you will lose one grade of life force. Tread badly again and you will perish. Also, I Treguard will be your guide.

Treguard I will describe objects and settings to you and even talk you through conversations with any people you may meet, friend or foe unfortunately. Any movement you want to make must be done through me.

Treguard REMEMBER THAT I CAN DESCRIBE OBJECTS TO YOU IF YOU WISH, but I am not allowed to tell you what to do or pick up. In this realm lie four of the classic quest objects. Decide now which will be the object of your quest : The cup that heals which some call the chalice, the the sword of freedom, the crown in glory or the shield in justice.

Jon The shield

Treguard The shield? You must be brave. Okay, off you go. Are you sure that you want to proceed?

Jon I'm ready

Treguard Very well, turn then, face the door and take a step forwards, the dungeon awaits.

Treguard "You enter a room. In front of you, you see a key, so you pick it up. Remember team, this key can only be used once so use it wisely! The room has stone walls and several windows on the opposite side. On your left is a woman in some stocks. On your far right is a small doorway."

Jon Talk to woman

Treguard "Oh please help me out. I've been locked in here for ever so long! You see, one minute I was at a market stall looking at some goods, and after I stole some, I ended up in these stocks!"

Nicholas I think we should ask her what we will get in return for releasing her

Jon Nic: Sounds good to me

Nicholas OK

Jon "If we release you what will you do for us?"

Treguard "Well, you will just have to trust me. We gelflings don't work that way. You help me, and I'll help you. Is that Okay?"

Treguard Remember team, the key can be only used once

Nicholas I think we should.

Jon Same here. Is the key that we have the one that fits the stocks or is there another one around somewhere?

Treguard Are you asking the woman?

Jon I was asking Treguard

Treguard That key. Yes, that key will open any door to level 1. It also opens these stocks

Jon Nic: Go ahead anyway?

Nicholas Yep, go on

Jon "Okay, we'll release you."

Treguard You lift the stock lock up and it opens freeing the prisoned woman. She stands up and straightens.

Treguard "Thank you. Thank you for freeing me. Now, since you have trusted me, I will aid you with a spell. It's a silly little one really, but I believe that it will prove useful to you in times of trouble, for in this age, the dungeon is a dangerous place. Not to be trusted you understand. The spell is called STONE, use it carefully and wisely. Right, off you go then."

Treguard Is there anything else that you want from me?

Jon Not unless you have any more information for us

Treguard Hmmm, well I do know that you hunt for the shield, yet you may not hold it. The path you travel along is a dangerous one. Take every aspect into account, and note down everything

Treguard Be careful now. Fair chance to you

Jon Okay, thanks

Jon Nic: Exit the room?

Nicholas Yes, Go to doorway

Treguard "You walk to the doorway, and exit through it. You enter a room with a low table in front of you, which appears to have some objects on it, and an exit on the right.

Jon Look at objects

Treguard There are: Scroll, a bunch of grapes, Shield, Potion, glove

Treguard First, food, I think

Jon Take grapes

Nicholas Read scroll

Treguard You take the grapes

Treguard "The scroll says: Make haste, but use protection!"

Jon Is there a label on the potion?

Treguard "The potion has the label 'Turbo' on it"

Jon Nic: potion then... both shield and glove could be protection though

Jon Nic: shield seems more obvious to take I suppose

Treguard Think carefully team. Even in Level 1 you need the most protection.

Nicholas Hmm, I don't know

Jon Nic: the woman did mention a shield, or was that our quest shield?

Treguard Even though Level 1 is introductory, you must be careful

Treguard Shall I describe the shield or glove?

Nicholas Describe the shield

Treguard The shield isn't that which is one of the four quest objects, but is a plain shield. Although it is plain, it looks quite durable

Jon and the glove?

Nicholas Describe the glove

Treguard "The glove is made of leather, and will fit on a person's left hand

Nicholas Any ideas?

Jon Nic: he said most protection, so that might be shield

Nicholas Yes, I think so

Jon Nic: we agreed then? potion and shield?

Nicholas Yes

Jon Take potion and shield

Treguard OK you pick those objects up

Treguard The potion and the shield

Jon Nic: we're finished here aren't we?

Nicholas Exit the room

Treguard "You exit the room, and enter another room. The room itself has two exits. One on the left and one on the right. Above you, a flame continuously comes down filling the whole room. You will not be able to dodge the flame as it is much too intense."

Nicholas Perhaps use the shield?

Jon My thoughts exactly

Jon Nic: Right hand path is it then? - no other clues I think

Nicholas OK, go on

Jon Move to the right exit, using shield to protect from the flames

Treguard "You hold up the shield and walk to the exit. Just as well you picked that shield up

Treguard "You find yourself walking down a passage way. Since you have used the shield, you throw it away. Continuing down the passage, you hear footsteps behind you which increasingly get louder. Someone is coming behind you.

Jon Nic: potion?

Nicholas Drink the potion

Treguard "You use the potion, and find yourself walking at about 70MPH. You carry on down the passage hearing the footsteps getting quieter, and you exit through a doorway."

Treguard "You enter a room. The room has is made out of granite, and has weapons displayed over the exit. At the other side of the room is a guard who is coming towards you."

Treguard "Give me the password, or the toll. With neither, you will perish. Come on then, give me either of the two."

Nicholas I think we could use the spell

Treguard ha ha

Treguard come on then!

Jon Looks like our only option

Treguard right that's it!

Nicholas Spellcasting STONE

Treguard You activate the spell.

Treguard "Hah! That's a stone spell, what were you.."

Treguard The guard turns to stone, but not for long I expect. Hurry team, hurry!

Jon Move to exit

Treguard You enter another puzzle room. Ah in this room, you must know Sis Pat Brick in order to get across. You will be on a hexagon with a picture on it. After that, you must choose a hexagon which you could attack and not lose. I can help you no further. There are hexagons in the room set in rows which continue to increase and decrease in size. You walk up to the first row. You stand on a hexagon which has a picture of a piece of paper on i

Treguard Rock Scissors

Nicholas Scissors?

Treguard Careful team

Nicholas Jon?

Jon Nic: dunno... scissors cut paper and paper wraps stone. I'd have said rock. That's my interpretation of the clue anyway

Nicholas Oh, I see. Take rock then

Jon Move onto rock

Treguard Paper Rock Scissors

Jon Nic: rock blunts scissors I believe

Nicholas Yes, thats what I think. Go for it

Jon Move onto scissors

Treguard Rock Scissors Paper

Jon Paper

Treguard Scissors Rock

Jon Rock

Treguard "You make it to the other side and exit. That was a very simple puzzle, but the next one might not be so easy!"

Treguard You enter a room with nothing in it except for a figure floating above. There is an exit at the other end.

Treguard This team, is a soul of wisdom. You may listen to it, but it might not have anything useful to say. You can listen to it by lifting off your helmet.

Nicholas Go on.

Jon Nic: You mean onwards?

Treguard You lift off your helmet

Treguard "Travel by a great worm to reach Level 2. Payment is necessary. Feed the dragon's fire with stone, but not stone the fire. Peril you will meet though, but peril meet you must if you are to proceed onto further peril."

Treguard The soul stops talking

Jon Okay... put helmet down then I guess

Nicholas Exit the room

Treguard You pull the helmet back down. The head disappears

Treguard You exit the room and enter another room.

Treguard This is a puzzle room. This is how it works team. You are on a square which has a statement on. You must say whether the statement is true. You must get two statements true to make it to the other side though. On the other side you see a red fire stone.

Treguard You walk up to the first square.

Treguard The statement can be true or false remember!

Treguard 1 Sagittarius is the only star sign beginning with the letter S of the zodiac. True or false?

Nicholas False

Treguard Truth accepted

Treguard 2 The dove signifies the symbol of peace

Nicholas Jon: Not sure, but I would guess true

Jon Nic: same here

Nicholas True

Treguard Truth accepted

Treguard Winter & summer are shorter seasons than Spring and Autumn

Nicholas Not sure

Jon Nic: false I would have though

Nicholas OK. False

Treguard Truth accepted

Treguard Warning team! Time out approaching!


Treguard [GONG!]

Treguard Oh, Phase complete!

Treguard Well watchers. Will brave Jon and Nic tred the path any further?

Treguard You'll have to come next week

Treguard Don't be afraid. It's not real!

Treguard OR IS IT?????????

Treguard [theme tune]


Session 5 - 13.11.99

Treguard is the host. Jon and Nicholas are the team.

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Treguard Well watchers, turn down the lights, close the curtains. Here we go!

Treguard Ah hello there, come closer to the fire. The fire doesn't work as well these days, so come closer. Lets see who are team in progress are...

Treguard Last time, Michael and Forester were the dungeoneers. They went down a well to level 3 pledged and crossed the causeway. They then triumphed over evil and took the crown.

Treguard Our new team Nicholas and Jon

Treguard They've got quite far into Level 1

Treguard Will they reach Level 2? We will see. Game on!


Treguard You reach the other side of the room. On the floor in front of you is a red stone, while to your right is an exit.

Treguard you are carrying nothing

Jon Nic: I guess we want the stone then

Nicholas Jon: The clue we had last week from 'The Soul of Wisdom' said that we need a stone for the dragon, so I think we should take it

Fear That red stone was always a nuisance

Nicholas Pick up the stone

Treguard "You pick up the fire stone"

Nicholas Exit the room

Treguard You enter a stone room. In the room is a bench with a man sitting on it. Further ahead of him is an exit. The man gets up and starts talking to you. "Either give me the password or answer three of my riddles! I don't think you'd be able to answer any looking at the size of your head!"

Treguard Ha!

Nicholas Jon: I dont think we have a password?

Treguard Come on out with it!!!

Jon Nic: neither do I. Looks like the riddles then

Treguard Or I'll lob your head off!

Nicholas We'll answer the riddles

Treguard "Very well then. Now I will say the first part of a proverb, and you must attempt to finish it off. You must however answer two correctly to proceed. Two or more will get you through, but failing twice or even thrice. You may take as long as you wish, but I should hurry up, you do look a bit peaky. Here is my first.

Treguard Don't go near the water...

Jon Nic: any ideas? I haven't...

Nicholas Jon: None here either. I was never any good at these.

Treguard One proverb, one answer, name it!

Nicholas Pass

Treguard [until you learn how to swim]

Treguard Here is my second. Dead men...

Jon Nic: erm...

Nicholas Don't Lie

Treguard Falsehood! Tell no tales

Treguard Necessity is...

Nicholas Do you know Jon?

Jon Nic: 'fraid not... we're doomed!

Treguard Come on, out with it, you scallywags. I'm going to give you to the count of ten

Jon Never mind... they were pretty nasty...

Treguard Do you give up?

Jon Nic: I do...

Nicholas OK We don't have much choice

Treguard "You are pathetic, and I hate all pathetic creatures. They don't deserve to wander these dungeons. I will do everyone a favour, and put and end to your quest. Spell Casting H-O-L-E." With that, a large hole opens in the ground underneath you. As you fall, you think of what your quest might have been like. Just before you see the object of your quest in your mind, you are impaled by a stalagmite."

Treguard Ooooh Nasty

Treguard Well team, you just didn't answer enough correctly. Never mind. Good try though

Treguard Spell casting D I S M I S S

Treguard [but please do stay!]

Fear Yupp

Mystara Cool :)

Alex Those were REALLY nasty!

(Next quest)

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