Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Background stories

In close cooperation with Ms. Konijn I have worked on some of the 'cutscenes' which just display some text.

Intro at birth :


It is with great urgency that I write you this letter. Christiaan's Quest
for the Celestial City has abruptly ended in Volterra, Italy. His letters
mentioned a magical towncenter in the heart of Volterra. Only accessible
at 6 minutes past 7 muttering the words "Lasciate ogne speranza, voi chi'

Since his disappearance our mystics have collapsed into a catatonic state
and our medium's fail to reach the recently deceased. We fear the Grim
Reaper is playing games with us. At the same time, someone has started to
hunt down all our agents. The network is no longer safe.

The Queen herself is very concerned over this matter and wishes someone
to get to the bottom of this. Your barely existing connections with the
League and your interesting background make you a perfect fit for a trip
to Volterra. With this letter I have added a copy of Dante Alighieri's
'Divine Comedy'. It is annotated by Christiaan and our most competent
exorcists. May the Good Lord bless you and your travels.


Text when entering dungeon

A foul stench wafts into your nose, turning your stomach upside down.
You can barely avoid to throw up and take some time to get back in control.
Suddenly you hear horrible faraway cries and you start to realize that you
are not just descending into the sewers but found the entry to the lower
levels of Hell.

The notes of Christiaan mention that most souls wandering here are sinners
that have not yet been judged by Minos. They can sense outsiders and will
be driven to destroy you.

A special side note mentions Demonic Scribes. They appear to be harmless
on duty, but are quite nasty in their free time! Many an adventurer met
their end at their hands.

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