It was to this land that Aron Christian came, a swordsmand washed ashore by the might and fury of a hurricane. He was found half-dead by a kind and humble fisherman who restored him to health, gave him clothing and a small bag of gold. Aron was impressed with the generosity of these people. But he quickly grew restless for adventure because that was his nature. The fishing village sat at the edge of a great plain. Rising in the distance was a small mountain range with an ominous tower at its peak. "That is the Tower of The Doomed," they told Aron as they made the sign of the evil eye. "It is the place where the troubles of our land began." As Aron watched the tower, he knew that his destiny awaited there.
The fisherman told him that he would find adventure in the town of Minea. As he left they said "Walk bravely; and may the Goddesses protect you!" Aron arrived at Minea after many close calls with the ferocious creatures that walked the land. In Minea he heard the legend of the Goddesses of Y's. In times past they had saved the Kingdom from great evil. Their feats had been written down in six magical books and then hidden from the greed of mortal man. If someone where to find all six books, they would have the power to do immense good...or incredible evil!
Now, an evil sorcerer in a black cloak was trying to find the books. His plans would plunge Esteria into darkness forever! But nobody in the Kingdom was brave enough to fight him. The wise Seer Sara was desparately looking for a swordsman with the courage to save the Kingdom.
So Aron found himself with a thousand gold pieces in his pocket and the biggest quest of his life in front of him. He went to have a chat with Seer Sara. The rest is history...
The creatures of Esteria have been turned against you. Above and below ground you will find enemies...with the exception of a few people who have suffered at the hands of Dark Dekt. The people of the villages and towns are your only allies.
Your quest is divied into two parts. The first takes place in the villages, countryside, the temple and underground mine. Here you must obtain the required weapons, treasures, equipment and the first three books of Y's. Only after certain conditions have been met will the entrance to the Tower of the Doomed open for you.
The second half of your quest takes place in the Tower of the Doomed. There you will have to find the other three books. But untold surprises and perils await you! If the Goddesses favor you, maybe you will even find and defeat Dark Dekt.
Allows you to negate a command and back up to the previous command window.
If you are starting a new game you may begin to play immediately.
If you have played before and saved a game you can return to it by:
You begin Y's in the town of Minea. Use the D-Button to move around. You will see people going about their business. To talk with them, just walk up to the person you wish to speak with. If they have something to tell you, a message window will appear on the screen.
Some of the buildings you see will have open doorways. You may enter these buildings by moving Aron into them with the D-Button. Inside you may find shops, hospitals and people with information to give you.
When you have finished your business in town, you will be ready to venture into the open coutnry. But before you go, you will have to use the command window to ready your weapons, armor, etc.
EXIT: Returns you to the game.
STATUS: Shows Aron's level, experience, hit points and weapons being used.
EQUIPMENT: Graphically shows each item in Aron's possession. Certain items can be selected for use in this screen.
READ BOOK: Allows Aron to read the Y's books in his possession; when certain conditions have been met.
LOAD DATA: Allows you to restart a game that has been previously saved.
SAVE DATA: Allows you to save the game you are playing.
LEVEL: Is an average of Aron's overall status. Ranges from 1 -- MAX.
STR (STRENGTH): Your strength increases as you gain levels. You also increase strength by getting and using more powerful weapons.
DEF (DEFENSE): Defense strength increases with levels and by getting and using more powerful armor and shields.
HP (HIT POINTS): Increase with levels. After combat, you can see how much damage you sustained compared to your MAXimum hit points.
EXP (EXPERIENCE): You gain experience points for defeating enemies and accomplishing certain goals. You can see how many experience points you have compared to how many you need to gain the next level.
GOLD: Shows the amount of money you have.
SWORD: Shows which sword you are using.
SHIELD: Shows which shield you are using.
ARMOR: Shows which armor you are wearing.
ITEM: Shows the item you have ready to use.
RING: Shows the ring you are wearing.
To select equipment for use, use the D-Button to highlight the category you wish to select from. Then press the D-Button right to place a box around the item to be used. Pressing Button 2 will place the equipment you have selected into use. Use the EQUIPMENT screen every time you wish to use a new piece of equipment.
After you press Button 2, you will see the items you have obtained that cannot be selected from. This is your inventory. These items will be used automatically when you reach the appropriate time or place.
NOTE: Be sure to use this screen before you leave Minea. If you don't, you will fight your battles empty-handed!
As soon as you leave Minea you will be set upon by all manners of nasty creatures. Combating and defeating them are how you get gold and increase in experience. To fight, simply touch the enemy with Aron. You will see the amount of life strength the enemy has in the Enemy Strength Meter.
Winning at combat is a matter of skill and technique. Simply running into an enemy will often cause your defeat, especially if the enemy is stronger than you! Try touching them with just your sword. You can often defeat stronger enemies this way...if your touch is just right!
When you attack enemies too strong for you to defeat, you will hear a metallic "CLINK" of your sword against their armor. It is best to leave these creatures alone until you are stronger.
He is a weaseling character who can sell you much needed items, or buy items for much needed gold. He once lost a golden pedestal near a spring...and would pay well for its return.
Do someone a favor here and they will be extremely grateful.
Rosetti carries the finest steel in the land. It is expensive, but will see you through many a battle!
Good armor is expensive but will save your skin. And a sturdy shield can stop many an enemy's blow.
Seer Sara knows just how evil the future could be. She is looking for a swordsman. Visit her to see if you fit the bill!
Doctor Craze may be running loose, but his nurse can provide you with much needed medicine and other services.
The Mayor has a problem. Can you keep a secret?
Jeba is a cranky woman with a heart of gold. Show her a special item and she will do much to help you.
Wings will return you to Minea in the blink of an eye.
Potions will restore your hit points in locations where standing around won't do any good.
Mirrors will stop the enemy in their tracks for a short period of time. But use it too often and the mirror will shatter. Bad Luck!
Finding and wearing the mask will reveal secrets you otherwise would not see.
With this ring on you will inflict twice the damage on enemies.
Put this ring on and stand in one place. Your hit points will replenish even in places where normal healing is impossible.
This ring reduces the amount of damage done to you by half.
Wear this and the enemy will move at half the speed.
Return this to its owner for a handsome reward!
Use this ring alone at your peril! Finding a blue necklace could be the key...
There are other items you will need to complete the game. Some you will have to give to others. Some you will keep until needed. Remember this: There are six keys needed to finish the game. You must find them all.