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Christian the Bard appears in the town’s City Square in Level 22. He introduces himself as a bard whose been traveling for years searching for musical perfection. He needs the Mystery Chamber and, unhappy with your reluctance to provide its location, Christian turns into Chris Arwin the Assassin in Level 23. He’s tasked with killing the Keeper of Wishes, but lets it slip that it’s not his own will at work. In Level 30 he borrows a griffin from a friend in order to join your expedition to the Source in hopes of finding the Keeper of Wishes. In Level 32, Chris Arwin is disappointed that Henry the Archeologist can’t turn into a troll at will since the troll would be very helpful in the fight against the Spirit of Chaos. And sadness comes over Chris that can only Valeria can dispel.
Meanwhile Lilian appears in the Dream Palace in Level 39 saying after taking her vows she will be Sister Lilian. By earning her trust, Lilian shows her true self; not the novicate but a soldier pursuing the powers of darkness. As a child, Lilian witnessed creatures of darkness attack her village and kill her entire family. Holy soldiers gave her the power to render justice. Her family’s killers were not human and they live here in this land cursed by darkness. But the silver lining in this dark cloud has been meeting Chris Arwin. She feels a kindred spirit with the nice man under the mask of a coldblooded murderer, but doesn’t have time to ponder why. There is a murderer awaiting justice.
When Chris Arwin meets Lilian Level 39 he can’t shake the feeling there’s something familiar about her. Disturbed by his distraction with Valeria and Lilian, Chris concentrates on putting his thoughts in order.
By Level 40, Chris is helping in the investigation into the disappearance of the Iron Knight. Chris finds the Knight, who was poisoned with the spell of forgetfulness and has no idea who kidnapped him, but there are some disturbing leads.
Chris narrows the circle of suspects in Level 41, leaving Lilian standing alone as the kidnapper. Lilian confesses to abducting the Knight. Lilian believes King Oeland was behind the execution of her family and used the Knight to lure his father into a trap. If Chris betrays her, Lilian knows the entire pack of Oeland’s wolves will be after her. Realizing Lilian is his sister Chris has no intention of handing Lilian over to Oeland. And this info makes Oeland Chris’ arch-enemy too. It’s very dangerous in the city for Lilian in Level 42, but in Level 43 she is given the incredible news that Chris is her brother. Somehow he survived the massacre and devoted his life to finding her. Maybe his occupation is the result of their parents’ murder. Feeling happy and invincible, Lilian tells Chris about Oeland.
Chris and Lilian work together in Level 44 preparing a trap of poison blades and a net for Oeland. Nagged by uncertainty, Chris finds himself surrounded by Oeland’s dogs. There’s too many to fight so Chris surrenders to Oeland to give Lilian time to escape the City. Lilian is beside herself to learn Oeland is alive and took Chris hostage. Oeland swears he did not kill her parents, but Lilian has a hard time believing him. In Level 46 Lilian finds out Oeland has plans for her and Chris. He will release Chris, but he wants them to kill Jeronimo for poisoning the werewolves’ wells. Relieved he didn’t die in that hole where Oeland’s men threw him, Chris joins forces with Lilian in a plan of their own for Oeland. They will pretend to be his pawns then try to use him themselves.
Chris and Lilian must prove their loyalty to Oeland in Level 49 by investigating the poisoning of th e wells. In Level 50 Chris finds some footprints and poison traces around the scene that appear to belong to the same fellow who was sprung from Cloud City prison. It’s clear that Oberon used Jeronimo (to poison the werewolves’ wells the same way Oeland intends to use Chris and Lilian to kill Jeronimo) so Chris takes a stand. They refuse to be pawns any longer for Oberon and Oeland. They won’t kill Jeronimo but will bluff Oeland into believing they killed those responsible. To help be convincing, Chris prepares a special eloquence potion.
Level 51 Lilian finds out from Oeland that the Chamberland murdered her family. Boiling with anger, Lilian vows to battle the ancient vampire, by herself if necessary. With the death of the Chamberlain, Lilian is finally at peace in Level 52. In Level 53, Arabella Scales vows to track down and show no mercy to her father’s murderers. All her attempts at using magic to find them have been blocked by someone. Somehow the murderers are protecting themselves, but not for long.
***This is the unceremonious end to Chris Arwin the Assassin and Lilian.
In Level 45 Ilreth, an elf warrior at the Pond of Life, has been wounded by a werewolf’s arrow. Fearing his days may be numbered, Ilreth needs help removing the arrow head.
By Level 46 Ilreth is back on his feet and ready to join the battle (the werewolves and elves are at war in the Elvyn Forest). Ilreth has a very important message for Oberon detailing Oeland’s secret operation to prepare a great army to raid the forest. (The raid on the forest is what prompted Oberon to use the Fairy and Jeronimo to poison the wells of the werewolves). The elf knows the pond is dangerous and asks if there are any springs with drinking water around.
Oberon, worried about the Elemental of the Abyss in Level 50, knows there are hints in the gnomes’ prophecies on getting rid of the evil but they’re printed in Elfish. Ilreth is ready to take on Oberon’s task but must first find the manuscripts. Maybe the ancient elf libraries can help.
In Level 54 Ilreth exhausts all resources checking for traces of the artifact, part of the World Tree.
Embarking on a dangerous journey through the ancient forest to find another piece of the World Tree in Level 56, Ilreth is once again wounded. Bandits shot him with a poison arrow and despite your help, he’s feeling worse. The Light Bringer may be his last hope. Helping the wounded Ilreth is the duty of every knight in the Light Bringer’s Order of Light and although he can’t leave the castle he can make a healing brew. It’s excellent and could even resurrect the dead.
You return with the healing brew from the Light Bringer and Ilreth is healthy once again. As a reward, he gives you the eighth and final piece of the World Tree Amulet.
Thanks so much for this, and all the archiving! As one on L86, nice to see all the changes the game went through.
And huge thank you! When I started playing MC (3/2015), I had played word games, card games, etc. I never dreamed I would find such a wonderful world and that the game would evolve. Never thought to make notes...or take screenshots...or look for a forum. I'm at L86 now and really appreciate the "history lesson".
Anabel and the Knight leave the Castle Gates for the Forbidden Tower, Anabel worries about not being able to see what’s happening outside. Sure enough, Oberon King of Elves, along with his elf minions, appears at the Castle Gates.
Oberon is searching for the Mystery Chamber to make a last wish to save his land and people. But the last wish has been spent and the Mystery Chamber can’t keep bad luck from the elfish forest. The elves’ only hope resides in the Artifact of the Past. Meanwhile, Oeland wonders what Oberon wants with the Mystery Chamber. He vows never to let Oberon get his hands on the Artifact of Nature. The Artifact has been in the safekeeping of the werewolf clan for many generations. Anyway, Oeland couldn’t give Oberon the Artifact even if he wanted to…the Artifact was lost by the Silvermane Clan many years ago. But all Oberon sees is that Oeland doesn’t want to part with the Artifact. Oberon has the power to read minds and attempts to read Oeland’s mind to find out where the Artifact is. But it doesn’t work, so Oberon finds a different way. Oberon doesn’t believe his own spies who say Oeland doesn’t have the Artifact.
Oberon will make Oeland pay the price for not parting with the Artifact by kidnapping his son, the Iron Knight. Oberon is sure Oeland will exchange his son for the Artifact. Oeland is livid Oberon kidnapped his son and, try as he might, Oberon’s magic is too strong to penetrate and Oeland can’t find where Oberon is hiding his son. Unable to locate his son, Oeland decided finding the Artifact may be the answer. But it’s complicated because the Artifact lies outside the clan’s lands. For a long time, Oeland was Keeper of the Artifact with the ability to summon it at any time and distance. Oeland successfully performs the Rite of Summoning and the Artifact appears somewhere near.
The Unicorn appears in Throne Hall and introduces itself as a sacred creature, the Artifact of Nature, the guardian of balance in the world. He’s very tired after his long journey between the worlds but wants you to present gifts to Oeland. Keeping the balance is an important and serious mission, but can be boring. Meanwhile, Anabel is sure Oberon had something to do with the Knight’s disappearance. She performs a ritual and finds out he’s alive, but not where he is. She tries to use her influence with the vampire clans to threaten Oberon, but the council won’t oppose him. He’s too strong. Fearing Oberon will be angry with her, Anabel wants protection.
In hopes of influencing the Unicorn’s opinion of him, Oberon decides to free the Knight. He knows his people won’t be able to survive without the Artifact and Oberon must convince him of his sincerity.
The Unicorn doubts things are as gloomy as the King of Elves paints it. Whoever attacked the forest might be trying to survive in the changing world, but the Unicorn must find out how true Oberon’s stories are. He’s convinced Oberon isn’t breaking the balance, but could Oeland have started the fight for the land? Maybe dark forces are trying to survive under his oppression. While Oberon didn’t unleash the war, he still claims the dark forces have evil intentions. But isn’t that normal for dark forces? The Unicorn sees the dark forces are evil, but the power balance is still fine so his interference isn’t required. Oberon says evil forces are a manifestation of the Original Chaos Spirit, but the Unicorn believes Oberon brings more chaos when he’s here in the castle! The Unicorn decides to meet you halfway. The Unicorn disappears from Throne Hall and Anabel and the Knight are back together in the Forbidden Tower.
Oberon is happy the Unicorn has grown well-disposed toward him. The Unicorn’s help is essential to his people; otherwise, the hordes of the Chaos Spirit will flood the Elvyn Forests. Finally, the Artifact believes Oberon and his people have a chance to survive. Oberon disappears and the Griffin appears in the Castle Gates.
The Ring of Runes goes to the Underground Grotto and unlocks the door to the Mystery Chamber. A laser destroys the center of the Mystery Chamber. It is in ruins. Someone doesn’t want you to make a wish.
The Keeper of Wishes is the only one who knows the ways in and out of the Mystery Chamber. The Keeper of Wishes is the Keeper of the Heart of the Mystery Chamber and is very unhappy the Chamber has been ransacked. MAP OPENS The Keeper of Wishes gives you the magic map that will help you navigate the world and find the villain who desecrated the Keeper’s home. Feeling outrage at the destruction of her home, the Keeper of Wishes vows to restore it…the sooner, the better. Even though a Mystery Chamber full of wishes sounds big, the Keeper of Wishes feels so lonely sometimes. Concentrating on repairing the Mystery Chamber will take the Keeper’s mind off the solitude. The Keeper reminds you that, although a spirit, her patience has limits.
Lord Chamberlain admits he’s responsible for the destruction of the Heart of the Mystery Chamber, but he gets his comeuppance when Arabella, his daughter, changes him into a purple bat. Chris the Assassin makes a shocking confession that he’s here to kill the Keeper of Wishes, albeit against his will.
The Keeper of Wishes stresses the importance of the Heart of the Mystery Chamber. With hard-working folks like you in this world acting as her assistant, the Heart will be fixed in no time. Lamenting the frailty of life, the Keeper finds it difficult being out of her home for such a long period of time and hopes it will be restored soon. She longs to restore peace to her sanctuary and asks your help with a little spiritual problem. The Keeper of Wishes, bored to death in her seclusion, enjoys your visits.
The Heart of the Mystery Chamber lights the globes above the Keeper of Wishes, but the machine is in worse shape than expected. Its Energy Storage must be repaired.
Keeper of Wishes offers to help free Oeland the Silver Mane from the space between worlds. He’s no longer captive to the witch’s curse and it takes everyone’s cooperation to finally get him back. But the effort took a toll on the Keeper of Wishes, whose power must be restored. The Keeper of Wishes is glad you made a good impression on this great person, but she needs help. It seems too many tracks were left while helping Oeland and the last thing anyone wants is to be found out by the witch. With your help the tracks were covered and the witch won’t know how Oeland escaped her trap. What a relief!
But the witch does suspect something, so you must set her on the wrong course. The witch inflicted some horrible curse on the Keeper of Wishes, but the Keeper managed to defend herself. However, you must be protected from the witch. And, even worse, the witch somehow managed to deprive the Heart of the Chamber of magic. That can be fixed but must be protected from future invasions by the witch. Thank goodness for the help of the Keeper of the Castle. The Storage Core with its concentrated magic fully restored the Heart of the Mystery Chamber, allowing the Keeper of Wishes to sleep at night, figuratively.
Something is wrong with the Heart; it seems to be losing its magic power. The Keeper of Wishes had no idea the Heart of the Mystery Chamber could even run out of magic power. There’s enough magic in the Mystery Chamber for only one wish. Now the Keeper of Wishes understands why she has felt so weak. She is the spirit of the Mystery Chamber and could lose all her power due to the Heart’s exhaustion. Will the potions you bring to the Keeper of Wishes be enough to keep her from disappearing? There must be something wrong with the Source of Magic responsible for the magic powers of the Mystery Chamber. It appears someone spoiled the Source of Magic and it’s impossible to fix it from here. The Source is very far away and the Keeper of Wishes decides to make the dangerous trip to see what’s going on there. The Keeper of Wishes bids you goodbye and disappears from the Mystery Chamber.
whitebutterfly54 (redbutter54) said:
***This is the unceremonious end to Chris Arwin the Assassin and Lilian.
And...and so they are gone forever? Oh, white butterfly, you do make the story lines alive to me again. Many Thanks!
LOL I would never say never in the crazy magical world of Midnight Castle. But for right now they're both AWOL.
All of this was wonderful to have together as a recap. Thank you for your time, effort and willingness to present this to us all.
Murk transforms into the Spirit of Chaos
Murk appears in the Commercial District and introduces himself as an old blind gnome. He assures you he’s not a demon and he used to have eyes, but a leap of faith rendered him blind. You can’t imagine how sad it is to live in eternal darkness but, thanks to you, his dull days became a little brighter. He’s bound to lead a miserable existence since an evil witch stole his eyes. Thanks to you Murk has hope of getting his eyes back. He performs a rite to find his eyes, but erred in his calculations and the rite doesn’t work. With the help of some of the sorcerer’s charms Murk managed to preserve, he’s sure a new rite will yield positive results. But once again, the rite fails. That cunning witch hid his magic eyes very well.
Murk reveals that he destroyed the two previous Expeditions. He may be blind but his sorcerer’s power is still with him. Truth is it wasn’t his idea to harm the destroyed Expeditions; he is a slave to another’s will until he gets his eyes back. His eyes will give him freedom and strength. While it won’t be easy, the evil witch will pay for everything! He vows to help your Expedition when he regains his eyes. With special reagents, his sight returns. The witch has no control over him and his strength is restored. Murk transforms into the Spirit of Chaos.
The Released One rids himself of the slave collar but couldn’t stay intact with his eyes stolen. He begins feeling the surge of energy and vows the guilty ones will pay for their atrocities! It’s a slow process, but the Spirit of Chaos is gradually regaining his powers.
Arabella says you made an awful mistake returning Murk’s eyes. Now she fears his revenge since the creature is much stronger than the witch. Long ago, Arabella summoned the ancient Chaos Spirit, but his strength was so great she removed his eyes in order to control him. For reasons of her own, she ordered Murk to get rid of the first two Expeditions. Something horrible will surely happen now that the Spirit is free. Arabella sent an agent to find out about Murk’s plans, but lost touch with him. Hopefully he didn’t blab too much to the Spirit of Chaos before he died. In order to get more reliable people from the greedy Spy Guild, palms must be greased. It doesn’t matter though because the Guild terminated the contract, so there will be no help. A simple plan might be the best choice.
The Spirit of Chaos is amused the witch sent you to learn about his plans. He claims to have no grudge against the witch for taking his eyes because his plans are more important. The Spirit of Chaos intends to open a Portal and summon chaos from his world, forcing this world to surrender to him!
Arabella knows the Spirit of Chaos has ominous intentions and the world is on the brink of catastrophe!
The Spirit of Chaos has grand plans that require the work of many elements, of which you are one. He will be the one to benefit from your Expedition to the Source of Sorcery. When you open the gates to the Source of Sorcery, the world will fill with magic. The Spirit’s legions are late, but when they come, it would be better for the world to be filled with magic. The more magic there is the more chaos can devour!
Ragnus Beardrune, Keeper of the Rune Garden, asks how the Spirit of Chaos got here. It doesn’t belong in this world and could disturb the balance. Even as Ragnus is trying to help banish the demon, the Spirit of Chaos is growing stronger. Searching through ancient volumes, Ragnus discovers the Unicorn is the only hope. But Oberon won’t give away the Unicorn’s whereabouts, so he’ll have to be tracked. The demon can’t be defeated without the Unicorn. (This went nowhere)
Both Chris Arwin and Henry the Archeologist agree to help banish the demon and are ready to face armed guests. They make a test foray to check the surroundings when Chris begins to mistrust his powers. Memories return and all Chris wants to do is escape with a fair lady, preferably Valeria. Chris and Henry tried to attack the target, but they failed. Chris blames himself for the failure because his mind is always on Valeria.
Arabella wants to do what she can to banish the demon. Back before the Chamberlain felt her power, he offered to teach her. Arabella had to give away part of her soul to fulfill her power. At some point, the pupil surpasses the teacher, and the shared knowledge should be enough to defeat the Spirit of Chaos. Arabella finds out the Spirit of Chaos draws magic power from his own dimension and was able to weaken him.
Anabel is beside herself with worry about the Spirit of Chaos interfering more and more. She doesn’t want to involve the Knight for fear he would attack the demon and get killed. As long as the Spirit of Chaos is here, she’ll be buried in problems.
Valeria wants to help too, but her powers are limited. So she makes a contribution to the Guild and begins taking assassin lessons from Chris.
Anabel manages to sever the link between the Spirit of Chaos and his dimension. Then with the help of the Wise Dragon, she creates a magic trap to prevent the Spirit of Chaos from escaping justice. The Spirit, deprived of all earthly power, vows these dragons will know his fury. Incredulous it was Anabel’s plan, the Spirit wonders how he could have been so wrong. Spirit of Chaos explodes and disappears from the Commercial District.