The Immortal manual
IMMORTAL The morning sun heats the jagged peaks as you follow the forgotten road down to the valley floor. The bleached ruins of great columned temples and towering citadels rise from the grassy plain like the bones of some colossal beast. This was the ancient city of Erinoch, destroyed by the dragons fire over 1000 years ago. Mordamir spoke often of this city and the Labyrinth below..... Mordamir. You think back to the days when you were young and eager to learn the spells of sorcery. The old wizard Mordamir took you in and patiently taught you the arts of magic. he taught you how to read the runes and unleash their power. the power of charms and fire. He showed you the strength of steel and taught you how to use your wizards cunning. Mordamir was your master, your mentor. He was your guard down the treacherous path of wizardry. He was your friend. Many Years have passed sine you last saw the old man. You assumed he was dead - that is until a few nights ago, when he came to you in a dream. You woke with the uneasy feeling that Mordamir still lived - trapped in a bottomless cavern. And so you set out to unravel the secrets of the Immortal. KEY COMMANDS Music on/off ctrl S Restart ctrl R GAME CONTROLS You begin in the antechamber that leads to level 1 Along the top of the playing area is a vitality meter, run out & your dead Use joystick to move in the 8 directions \ | / - - / | \ COMBAT When a monster attacks you must fight to the death. The best strategy is to parry when your opponet is about to strike, and attack when he's leaving himself open. ATTACKING JAB push forward SLASH pull back then push forward PARRYING to parry move the stick left & right. Remember if the wizard facing you, the movements are reversed. Lean away from the monsters swing to parry his blow. Your opponent has to pull back his weapon before he can swing. When you see him pull back, lean in the direction his swing will travel. USING ITEMS IN YOU PACK You carry a pack where you keep the valuable items you find. To Look at the items press space bar. To use an item from you pack, move the cursor to the item and press the joystick button. To exit back to the action highlight a blank square and press fire. Most items are activated by selecting them. A few, however, require additional commands: BLINK SPELL - once you've selected the blink spell press the joystick button to blink. CARPET - select the carpet to ride through the air select it again to deactivate. FIREBALL SPELL (scroll with '3 shots' written under it) - once you've selected the fireball spell, press fire to cast a fireball. PROTEAN RING - select the protean ring to activate its magic power. select again to deactivate. Note: you can't climb ladders while in goblin form. Sometimes using an item consists of setting it on the ground - eg you use the gem by putting it down. Be carefull to pick up again an item if you set it down in the wrong place or you'll not find it in your pack later on. NOTES ON USING ITEMS Each kind of item has a specific use - spores can only be planted in dirt, while the Troll Ritual Knife can only be thrown. You can't control how an item is used, just when and where. Most items are only in a particular place - one of the most challenging parts of the game is figuring out which item the situation demands. When you first get an item, there's no way to know what it does until you try it. You can guess an items general use - you wear rings drink potions etc - but you can't know an items magical properties until you try it. PAUSING THE GAME If you need to pause the game press space to bring up your pack, to resume move cursor onto a black square and press fire. GETTING OUT OF PIT TRAPS There are deadly pit traps in the Labyrinth - if you are not careful you may find yourself hanging by your staff over rows of iron spikes. There is a way out before your staff breaks under weight. To swing out, gently rock your joystick back and forward at an even pace. INCREASE VITALITY BY SLEEPING Piles of straw provide comfortable, SAFE! places to rest and regain Vitality. To sleep, move onto the straw and just stand there. After a moment, you'll lie down and go to sleep. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO YOUR DREAMS! CLIMBING UP AND DOWN LADDERS To climb up or down a ladder, move up to it and you'll automatically climb or descend. Be careful going down ladders - move to the side of the opening with the ladder or you'll fall to your death. COMPLETING A LEVEL OF THE LABYRINTH Whenever you complete a level, you'll get a certificate. WRITE DOWN YOUR CERTIFICATES AND KEEP THE IN A SAFE PLACE. If you quit playing The Immortal, you'll need the certificate later so you can start on the level you left off. Once you've written down the certificate, press fire to begin the next level or quit and resume the game at will. When descending to the next level items not needed are automatically removed.
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