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So the Sage in BTII, he has a lot of useful information on various stuff in the game.

I was wondering if anybody had bothered to compile a database of EVERYTHING you can ask him about and what the resulting wisdom is?

I started on it last night, but then I ran out of money. :?
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Just scan the disks for the relevant texts
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You're no fun, you know that?
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Yep
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Alrighty.
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Post by drifting »

From the DOS version.

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sageTopics["TOMBS"] = {
        text =        "\"Hidden beneath the city of Ephesus, the " ..
                "Tombs have been closed for centuries. Seek " ..
                "the entrance at the Temple of Darkness, in " ..
                "the city's center.\"",
        cost =        1000
}

sageTopics["FANSKAR"] = {
        text =        "\"Fanskar is a deadly warrior-mage who " ..
                "tried once to claim the title of Destiny " ..
                "Knight and failed. His castle is a " ..
                "well-guarded fortress, located south-west " ..
                "of Colosse.\"",
        cost =        5500
}

sageTopics["DARGOTH"] = {
        text =        "\"Dargoth is a creature more animal than " ..
                "man, whose tower is hidden in the city of " ..
                "Philippi. Take care, friends, for he is " ..
                "death itself.\"",
        cost =        10000
}

sageTopics["MAZE OF DREAD"] = {
        text =        "\"The Maze is said to be the home of the " ..
                "Graphnar Fist, a group of elite " ..
                "mercenaries who kill for both gold and " ..
                "pleasure. The Maze itself exists from " ..
                "ancient times. Seek it in Thessalonica.\"",
        cost =        48000
}

sageTopics["OSCON"] = {
        text =         "\"In the city of Corinth is the Fortress " ..
                "of the mage Oscon, whose strength is " ..
                "legendary and whose skill surpasses even " ..
                "Mangar's. Only an item of Kazdek will gain " ..
                "you entrance.\"",
        cost =        120000
}

sageTopics["KAZDEK"] = {
        text =        "\"Ah, yes, Kazdek. The immortal one, as he " ..
                "is called, he is in fact a living statue. " ..
                "Seek him between Thessalonica and Colosse, " ..
                "with the word of his name.\"",
        cost =        5000
}

sageTopics["GREY CRYPT"] = {
        text =        "\"Take care, my friends. None has left " ..
                "the Grey Crypt alive. Know you, however, " ..
                "that no magical spells will work therein.\"",
        cost =        125000
}

sageTopics["DESTINY STONE"] = {
        text =        "\"A rock it is, in fact, yet much more. " ..
                "Ponder this, my friends:\nNever find and " ..
                "never fool, the last one drinks the poison " ..
                "pool, the first one reads the ancient " ..
                "tome, the third one breaks the double dome.\"",
        cost =        230000
}

sageTopics["LAGOTH ZANTA"] = {
        text =        "\"An evil genius is Lagoth, else he'd not " ..
                "have posed the threat to the Land that he " ..
                "has. Yet, an enemy to be respected, I " ..
                "think. His whereabouts are unknown, but I'd "..
                "not be surprised to find him near.\"",
        cost =        10000
}

sageTopics["LUCKSHIELD"] = {
        text =        "\"Ah, that one makes you lucky at " ..
                "avoiding bad spells, thrown weapons, and dragon breath.\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["DEATH STARS"] = {
        text =        "\"A ninja weapon, they do 16-64 damage " ..
                "and have a range of 60 feet.\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["MAGE STAFF"] = {
        text =        "The Mage Staff regenerates spell points " ..
                "and boosts the AC by 2.\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["THIEF DAGGER"] = {
        text =        "\"A thief with that has an increased " ..
                "chance of hiding in shadows.\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["KATOS BRACER"] = {
        text =        "\"An ingenious device! If given to a " ..
                "monster ally, he is not likely to turn on you.\"",
        cost =         500
}

sageTopics["AGS ARROWS"] = {
        text =        "\"Ag's arrows do 24 to 96 in damage and " ..
                "have a range of 90 feet.\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["ELF BOOTS"] = {
        text =        "\"Ah, that one makes you lucky at " ..
                "avoiding bad spells, thrown weapons, and dragon breath.\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["RING OF RETURN"] = {
        text =        "\"That ring does a Safety Spell when you " ..
                "use it. Careful of that!\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["BREATHRING"] = {
        text =        "\"That ring protects the wearer from " ..
                "breath attacks. Most useful!\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["WIZHELM"] = {
        text =        "\"Ah, that one casts a Wizard War when you use it.\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["SPEEDBOOTS"] = {
        text =        "\"Those boots aid you in running from " ..
                "fights. Not a manly item...\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["ZEN ARROWS"] = {
        text =        "\"Zen Arrows...oh yes. They do 40-160 " ..
                "in damage, to a range of 70 feet.\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["DRUMS OF DEATH"] = {
        text =        "\"The Drums of Death cast a Deathstrike " ..
                "spell on an opponent.\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["SONG AXE"] = {
        text =        "\"The Song Axe is a wonderous item which " ..
                "always returns to the thrower, and does " ..
                "64-256 hits at a range of 80 feet.\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["TRICK BRICK"] = {
        text =        "\"That one makes a Wizardwall appear.\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["ARAMS KNIFE"] = {
        text =        "\"Aram's Knife? Oh yes. 128-512 points " ..
                "of damage, thrown at any range. Not too shabby.\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["ANGRAS EYE"] = {
        text =        "\"The Eye does Batchspells, as needed.\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["THORS HAMMER"] = {
        text =        "\"Thor's Hammer does 32 to 128 hits at " ..
                "a range of 70 feet, and it always returns.\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["SWORD OF ZAR"] = {
        text =        "\"The Sword is rarely spoken of, but it " ..
                "is said to be throwable, up to 80 feet for 96-384 hits.\"",
        cost =        500
}

sageTopics["NOSPEN RING"] = {
        text =        "\"The Nospen...oh yes. It protects against spinning.\"",
        cost =        500
}
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Post by Darendor »

Well then, I guess that's everything the Sage could ever tell us.
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Post by tpth »

Any idea what he's on about with his little poem re the Destiny Stone, though? That always intrigued me
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tpth wrote:Any idea what he's on about with his little poem re the Destiny Stone, though? That always intrigued me
I had a couple of theories:
- It referenced the Bard songs, mentioning that "the last one breaks the double dome"; the double dome meaning the double doors in the Dark Domain level 4 and how you use the last bard song to overcome it
- It referenced the arrows clue for the final Snare; admittedly I have a harder time finding evidence for that
- It's total nonsense
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