Uploaded on Oct 25, 2011
The Legend of Sir Daniel Fortesque -
The history books of Gallowmere tell of a hero, Sir Daniel Fortesque, who single-handedly halted an invasion by the zombie hoards of Zarok the Sorcerer...
... but then, history books are often known to lie.
For years, Daniel Fortesque had regaled the nobles of Gallowmere with wild tales of slain dragons and vanquished legions. The King was so impressed that he made Daniel a knight and appointed him head of the Royal Battalion. Of course it was only an honorary post -- Gallowmere had not seen a war in centuries -- but the King liked stories, and Dan was an excellent storyteller.
But then evil Zarok the mad magician returned from years in exile. Embittered and filled with wrath, he threatened to release an army of zombies he had built with the darkest of magic. The King was in desperate need of a hero and he knew who he wanted.
Sir Daniel was dragged from his bed and thrust at the front of the King's army to face a monstrous enemy. The battle commenced and within seconds Dan fell to the ground, struck in the eye with the very first arrow fired. His wound was fatal and the army was left to fight on without him.
Zarok's legions were defeated, but Zarok himself was never found. Embarrassed by Dan's poor show, and realising his subjects needed to feel safe, King Peregrin declared that Sir Daniel Fortesque had died in mortal combat, seconds after killing the sinister wizard. A hero's tomb was erected to Dan, the history books inscribed with tales of his valour.
Zarok was soon forgotten, a lost character in history's plays. But Zarok himself never forgot, he lay in hiding, creating a bigger, stronger army of mutated monsters.
100 years later, his scheming complete, Zarok returned...
First thing I've done while making these videos is to put all of the FMVs into full widescreen instead of keeping the usual black borders that are added when displaying them on a standard ratio T.V.
As per usual I have also cut out any loading times and screens (even though they do feature interesting artwork), also I haven't always used the map screen in between levels for various reasons.
There are various books on podiums scattered about Gallowmere but most of the time I will ignore them as they just contain hints and tips, the longer and more interesting ones however will be used to fill in the video descriptions.
The first level here is Dan's Crypt which is basically a very short training area and the books are all brief tips on swinging your sword, not drowning, etc. There is however a false wall that can be beaten down (once Sir Dan has gained the appropriate skill or weapon from later levels) to find a very valuable life bottle.
8:12 The Graveyard, the first real level.
Slight flub here in that 'Fortesque' is written the wrong way round on the gate, as Sir Dan is leaving his crypt the name should be backwards.
8:23 I do still read a few books in-game when relevant or funny.
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