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[Post New]by tazruby2000 on Oct 11, 14 12:05 PM
There is talk that the Mystery
Chamber fulfills one wish for
whomever discovers it - and my wish
must be granted! I must find the
chamber.
Oct. 1984
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Henry and I had a breakthrough today,
but isn't our doing - it is Anabel, my
friend's little daughter. Her quick eye
sees the truth.
Dec. 1984
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Our expedition is camped out in an old
abandoned inn, not far from the main
road. There's no time to restore it. Our
opponents - Jeronimo Took and Valeria
- are only three or four months behind
us in their investigation
Feb. 1985
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The full moon is nigh. Many rune
stones are now active - we can't let
our chances slip away! Henry picked up
a soaked wet puppy at the doorstep of
the castle, and he was naught but a
wolf cub - and now, completely tamed.
He already tries to protect little
Anabel.
March, 1985

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[Post New]by tazruby2000 on Oct 11, 14 12:06 PM
We managed to open the castle throne
room. It's all cobwebs and dust - I feel
this place is cursed with evil spirits.
Perhaps the guards can spend the
night.
June, 1985
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Henry has at last discovered a place of
repose - a small neglected garden
nurtured back into life. I'm gald for
him, but we can't stay idle - the
Mystery Chamber is close!
Aug. 1985
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The raven nestling you discovered in
the tower will never leave my sight.
Such a wise creature - he seems to
understand all I say and cannot say.
Yet, this very nestling found the way
to the dark dungeons of the castle!
Sept. 1985
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I have a bad feeling - as if someone -
or something - is watching us. The
unknown is scarier than the ghost or
vampires, isn't it? It's as if there's
someone behind me right now...

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[Post New]by tazruby2000 on Oct 11, 14 12:08 PM
I had no idea the castle had such an
extended system of caves and
passages. We are examining the grotto
to put all the passages on the map. I
know now it's not a passage or a cave
that leads to the Mystery Chamber! I
am on the verge of the discovery. Just
a couple of runes are missing!
Nov. 1985
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He watched from the shadows's the
path of an exhausted, but not yet
broken, man - whole - hearted in his
devotion. Passing the rune ring, he
thrust the dagger into the count's
back... And then he lost his corporal
shell in the dragon.
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It has been unbelievably cold in the
grotto. The pirate ship is frozen into
the ice, and it seems like life itself has
stopped its flow. Henry is spending
more and more time upstairs in the
castle. I think I'm starting to feel what
he is - endless cold, weariness, despair.
Jan. 1986
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The desolate town of Rocksville has
always been popular destination for
adventurers. Its proximity to the
Midnight Castle intrigues, but it was
this that caused people to leave
Rocksville 20 years earlier

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[Post New]by tazruby2000 on Oct 11, 14 12:09 PM
This park used to be clean, with
picturesque fountains and beautiful
flower beds. These times are long gone.
The fight for Mystery Chamber
had the the most devastating effect on
this once charming place.
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When the streets of Rocksville emptied
and filled with junk, the little chapel in
the park became the symbol of order
and hope for the better future. But
sometimes patience is called for.
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The old metro station built by the
gnomes didn't last long after the
disaster. When the gnomes left their
native mountains, the equipment and
station mechanisms began to decay.
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The Far Metro Station was actually
the closest and most important one in
the mountains. From here, they left
Cloud City - realizing it was the only
way to survive.

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[Post New]by tazruby2000 on Oct 11, 14 12:10 PM
The gnome treasury has always served
as storage for gems and other
valuables. It was a place of secret lore,
and spells of immense power.
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The second expedition suffered an
appalling fate - it came as a great
shock to our citizens. Naturally, only
two people wished to join the third
expedition. We did find the expedition
leader, although it appears that this
expedition is doomed to failure... Cloud
City Committe
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No one knows who the warlock is, or
from whence he comes. Few dare to
approach him. One look is enough to
fill a soul with dread.
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The gnomes created the rune garden
upon the place of their most precious
thing - the Mountain Heart. After
some time passed, the sopt even held
legislative and judicial functions

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[Post New]by tazruby2000 on Oct 11, 14 12:13 PM
Legend has it that the Source was
created in ancient times by the gods
themselves. Much later, humans and
gnomes found it - and sealed the
entrance. Back then, very few people
dared to step on the stones trod by the
gods. Especially not when they
hovered in the air!
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It's always hot and stuffy in the
craftsman district of Cloud City. It's
located within the rocks supporting
the city. But on the plus side - you
can't fall off!
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This was the place for the gnomes to
rest and meditate. After that, a gnome
could decide to return to temporal
affairs, or take its way to the Deep
Roads to meet their final hour.
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The prison of Cloud City has been
empty for decades, as gnomes are such
law-abiding citizens. The prison
dungeon is all but forgotten.

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[Post New]by tazruby2000 on Oct 11, 14 1:10 PM
The miraculous pond hidden in the elf
woods has powerful healing properties.
The secret is guarded by elves - but
not many have witnessed it themselves.
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The residential district in the gnome
mountains looks like a smithy. This is
because hard-working gnomes can't
imagine living without mining and
metal.

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Few people had a chance to visit the
forest palace. Even fewer lived to tell
the tale.
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The city of Rocksville once was
teaming with life. The gold rush
brought people from all over the world
- eager to find the Mystery Chamber.
Now only words carved in stone
remain.

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[Post New]by tazruby2000 on Oct 11, 14 1:11 PM
The residential district in the gnome
mountains looks like a smithy. This is
because hard-working gnomes can't
imagine living without mining and
metal.
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The search for the Mystery Chamber
led me to a strange place which,
against my will, became my new home.
I don't know if I'll ever be able to leave.

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[Post New]by laran on Oct 11, 14 2:14 PM
What an enormous amount of work are you doing! ( I tried but could not copy the text on the scripts, so you have to type them again) If you can keep up the good work, you might be able to publish a book about Midnight Castle (if there ever is an end to the game).
I'll keep following your progress!

 
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[Post New]by bfgVaiya on Oct 12, 14 3:45 PM
Hey tazruby2000

Thanks for putting this together! This will be really helpful for anyone wanting to check in on the journal entries in one quick spot

I've added this to the Helpful Links for Midnight Castle thread, so everyone will be able to keep up as more journal pages are found!

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Journal Pages...

[Post New]by ReallyHelpless on Dec 2, 14 12:45 PM
tazruby2000 wrote:
Our expedition is camped out in an old
abandoned inn, not far from the main
road. There's no time to restore it. Our
opponents - Jeronimo Took and Valeria
- are only three or four months behind
us in their investigation
Feb. 1985


The journal page on the barstool at the Inn says "Our opponents -- Warren Took and Valeria ... " not Jeronimo, although Valeria's ghost does call him Jeronimo. I wondered about this, thought maybe Salty had a brother and Valeria was two-timing him By the way, can we determine who is writing these pages? Can't be the Count. Wish we could ask Henry.

 
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[Post New]by tazruby2000 on Dec 2, 14 3:45 PM
ReallyHelpless wrote:
The journal page on the barstool at the Inn says "Our opponents -- Warren Took and Valeria ... " not Jeronimo, although Valeria's ghost does call him Jeronimo. I wondered about this, thought maybe Salty had a brother and Valeria was two-timing him By the way, can we determine who is writing these pages? Can't be the Count. Wish we could ask Henry.
I checked my lower level game and it says the same thing as I posted. Where does it say Warren?

 

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[Post New]by ReallyHelpless on Dec 2, 14 4:32 PM
I'm playing the android version, and it has always said "Warren Took" - I just checked it again and yup it's Warren. BUT on the PC version I played briefly, it does say Jeronimo. Another glitch I guess

 
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[Post New]by drew248 on Feb 1, 15 9:06 AM
ReallyHelpless wrote:I'm playing the android version, and it has always said "Warren Took" - I just checked it again and yup it's Warren. BUT on the PC version I played briefly, it does say Jeronimo. Another glitch I guess

I Checked (PC) Also--And It Does Say Jeronimo--But SomeWhere In The Back Of My Mind(?)--"Warren" Does Seem To Ring A Bell
I Too Thought "J" Was Recent

 
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[Post New]by tazruby2000 on Mar 22, 15 8:05 PM
Updated 3 / 22 / 2015

 
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[Post New]by blabbitfan86 on Mar 23, 15 1:43 AM
So this person writing the journal and Henry came to Midnight Castle and found Anabel and the knight/wolf cub when they were little and also professor Pinfeathers when he was a little nestling, right? That's what I get from these pages... and Jeronimo and Valeria were their "opponents" so were they looking for the Chamber too? I stopped reading the journal pages because I couldn't keep up with their plot, it just got confusing and then trying to keep up with the actual plot of the quests... Just to be clear: the Mystery Chamber hasn't been found just yet in the game? Perhaps that happens in the end of this game...

 
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[Post New]by aussiegirl1 on Mar 23, 15 2:09 AM
The Mystery Chamber is to the left of the back of the Underground Grotto, looks like a Portal,

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[Post New]by wishtar on Mar 28, 15 5:29 AM
Wow!. Thank u so much for this! I tried to follow it and put it together in my head and then gave up. Really appreciate this and the amount of work you did.

 
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[Post New]by Shadow3814 on Jul 17, 17 4:51 PM
First.... I would like to say a Big THANK YOU to BFG Bellerophon for unlocking this thread... THANK YOU!

Now... that being said, I have decided to start this over, from the beginning. The Journal Pages will be listed in the same order as the Character Quests were given to me, in my second game, so there will be a slight difference between what tazruby posted and what I have posted here. This makes me believe that the DEVS, at some point, went in and fixed the problem with the "Emerald Key".

You will notice that the dates on entries #3 and #4 are reversed... as I was instructed to open the CASTLE ENTRY before the TAVERN. Also... entries #5 and #6... the dates are correct, but what is written seems out of place... These pages should have been placed in their respective rooms. The only explanation I can come up with is... I believe, this is the location, of the game, where we 'Old Timers' had the problem with obtaining the elusive EMERALD KEY? In my Main Game, I had Major problems getting it, whereas... in my Second Game... it was easy peasy. This is what leads me to believe that the DEVS did correct this area of play, but forgot to switch the Journal Pages to their respective rooms.

I have also given you the Area and Location where each Page is found. It's amazing just how much we jumped around! It leveled out at the Dark Tower, but that's not to say we couldn't start jumping around again... There is still plenty of room for new Locations to open up in old Areas.....

And now... for the 'Old Timers' that are still out there...

Take a stroll down Memory Lane and reminisce about old times and what use to be... ENJOY

Shadow3814


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[Post New]by Shadow3814 on Jul 17, 17 4:55 PM
CASTLE AREA

1... CASTLE VICINITY... There is talk that the Mystery Chamber fulfills one wish for whomever discovers it and my wish must be granted! I must find the chamber.
Oct. 1984
2... CASTLE GATES... Henry and I had a breakthrough today, but it isn't our doing - it is Anabel, my friend's little daughter. Her quick eye sees the truth.
Dec. 1984
3... CASTLE ENTRY... The Moon is nigh. Many rune stones are active now - we can't let our chance slip away! Henry picked up a soaked wet puppy at the doorstep of the castle and he was naught but a wolf cub. And now, completely tamed. He already tries to protect little Anabel.
Mar. 1985 (should read Feb.1985)
4... TAVERN... Our expedition is camped out in an old abandoned inn, not far from the main road. There's no time to restore it. Our opponents - Jeronimo Took and Valeria - are only 3 or 4 months behind us in their investigation.
Feb. 1985 (should read Mar. 1985) (On some formats it lists Warren Took)
5... ICE ROCK... We managed to open the castle throne room. It's all cobwebs and dust - I feel this place is cursed with evil spirits. Perhaps the guards can spend the night.
June 1985 (This should be located in the Throne Room Location)
6... THRONE ROOM... Henry has at last discovered a place of repose - a small neglected garden nurtured back into life. I'm glad for him, but we can't stay idle - the Mystery Chamber is close!
Aug. 1985 (this should be located in the Ice Rock Location)
7... FORBIDDEN TOWER... The raven nestling you discovered in the tower will never leave my sight. Such a wise creature - he seems to understand all I say and cannot say. Yet, this very nestling found the way to the dark dungeons of the castle!
Sept. 1985
8... DUNGEON OF THE CURSED... I have a bad feeling - as if someone - or something - is watching us. The unknown is scarier than ghosts or vampires, isn't it? It's as if there's someone behind me right now...
9... UNDERGROUND GROTTO... I had no idea the castle had such an extended system of caves and passages. We are examining the grotto to put all the passages on the map. I know now it's not a passage or a cave that leads to the Mystery Chamber! I am on the verge of the discovery. Just a couple of runes are missing!
Nov. 1985


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