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A LONG AWAITED PARTY
Myrgard

THE SURVIVORS STRIKE DEEPER INTO THE OLD DWARVEN TERRITORIES.

Tuesday May 24, Myrgard

What I record next is hearsay, though the Dwarves who remained with us after Forest Heart swear by its truth. It seems impossible that they could have any knowledge of events occurring hundreds of miles away, deep in territory long held by the Ghôls, yet their conviction does not yield.

I repeat here their story, and allow the reader to come to his own decision.

Led by their pathfinder, Balin, the Dwarves landed in the midst of a sea of Ghôls and laid waste to them with grenades and satchel charges. But the enemy boiled like ants from their burrows in the mountain, and each one that was killed seemed to be replaced by two others.

Yet at last the attacks ceased, and the Dwarves found themselves masters of the bloody patch of ground where they had taken their stand. Bodies and pieces of bodies lay everywhere.

A swift council followed their unexpected victory, and the survivors resolved to locate the Ghôl's ancestral stone godhead and blast it to fragments. The Ghôls have worshipped this enormous piece of unworked stone since the birth of their race, rolling its hundred tons wherever their migrations have taken them.

The continued presence of the Ghôl's idol at Myrgard is a blasphemy, and to destroy it would be to spit in the face of their entire race.

Now more than ever, the Dwarves expected to die.

 

Go to the Field Guide Entry documenting this level's easter eggs and points of interest with pictures.

Mission Objective: Destroy the Ghôl idol.

Notes: May 24th was on a Sunday, not a Tuesday as it is recorded in the Journal. Nitpicking again.

Jason Jones left us a secret hex message that is worth reading in the field guide.

The following image is an actual pregame pic cut from the final release.

Beta Pic
"Led by their pathfinder, Balin, the dwarves landed in the midst of a sea of Ghôls and laid waste to them with grenades and satchel charges. But the enemy boiled like ants from their burrows in the mountain, and each one that was killed seemed to be replaced by two others."

Balin launches a ghôl. How come my grenades were never that powefull?

Beta Pic
"The survivors resolved to locate the Ghôl’s ancestral stone godhead and blast it to fragments. The Ghôls have worshipped this enormous piece of unworked stone since the birth of their race, rolling its hundred tons wherever their migrations have taken them."

They roll it with them wherever they go eh? What is this idea derived from?

If you win this level you see a a dwarf on a throne.

Victory Screen

    The edges of the symbol of Myrgard is shown in three seperate spots above the throne. We can assume the dwarf shown is Balin.

If you lose you see some unlucky little dwarves looking quite sorry for themselves.

Loss Screen

Level Origins

John Miller unlocks the secrets of the name of the secret level.

"And finally, the title of the level 'A Long Awaited Party' was taken from the Lord of the Rings series. In 'The Hobbit', the first chapter was entitled "An Unexpected Party". The first chapter in 'The Fellowship of the Ring', the first chapter is entitled 'A Long Expected Party', but I'm not entirely sure about the second, for I can't find the book at the moment."

Well, not much more to say besides good work.

Myth TFL:
Sons of Myrgard
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The Road North


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