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Thread: New T2 FM: Return to the Lost City (4th June 2017)

  1. #1
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2007
    Location: Germany

    New T2 FM: Return to the Lost City (4th June 2017)

    Return to the Lost City

    My new Thief 2 mission "Return to the Lost City" is ready! Enjoy, and please use this thread for comments, questions and discussion.

    Story:
    I was on my way to Byron, the new fence in Southquarter, when I noticed that I was being followed by someone who appeared to be well-trained in the arts of stealth and deception. This guy has either no idea what he's gotten himself into, or worse, I'm in deep trouble again. But hey, they don't call me the master thief for no reason, and getting rid of unwanted company almost counts as daily business. However, this guy was up to the task, and just as I wanted to escape using the good old Thieves' Highway I noticed that he was a Keeper. A couple of minutes later we sat together in a dark corner of the Southquarter Inn and he told me why he sought me out. Keepers...why do they always bother me with their affairs?

    As it turned out, there is an entire district of Karath-Din buried deep beneath Southquarter which I never heard of before. The district was discovered by a Keeper exploration party shortly before the incident in Old Quarter. The Keepers who were scheduled with the task of exploring and mapping out this district even built a small Keeper chapel and were working on some other project too. Unfortunately, this part of Karath-Din was struck by a series of heavy earthquakes during that time and nothing was ever heard of the Keepers again. A rescue party, sent shortly after a severe quake, was not able to make it into Karath-Din as all paths were blocked by debris. All members of the initial exploration party were declared dead and the entrance was sealed again by the Keepers.

    Due to the events in Old Quarter, this sealed-off section of Karath-Din was soon forgotten again. Recently, however, a young Keeper scribe stumbled upon some notes about the first exploration party in an old book, and the Keeper Council decided that this matter should finally be investigated. This is where I come in ...

    Thanks to my "expertise", the Keepers want me to find a way into this sealed-off section and to unravel what happened back then. Although I wasn't really fond of the idea of risking my life trying to get down there again, this Keeper soon directed my attention to something more in line with my own interests. The Keepers offered to buy anything valuable I might find in Karath-Din to prevent me from selling it to some ruthless fence. As if I would care about preserving the heritage of the Lost City...Dammit, I wish I'd never gone down there in the first place.

    They want me to find the buried Keeper chapel and discover what happened to the members of the first expedition. The entrance to this part of Karath-Din is located somewhere here in Southquarter, in one of the local sewers nearby. Finding the entrance shouldn't be a problem. Getting into Karath-Din, however, might turn out to be more challenging. Official documents dating back to the time of the incident also mention an abandoned iron mine which was sealed-off decades before the first houses of Southquarter were built atop it. With a bit of luck, some of the mine shafts might provide me with another way into Karath-Din.

    I just hope that the whole place is still intact; otherwise I might risk my life for nothing...
    Screenshots:
    Darkfate

    Download:
    Darkfate
    Southquarter
    Taffersparadise

    Walkthrough:
    Walkthrough & Maps by Ricebug
    Last edited by intruder; 18th Jul 2017 at 09:58. Reason: Added link to walkthrough

  2. #2
    Clearinghouse
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Siberia, Russia
    Congratulations on the release!
    Mirror.

  3. #3
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2009
    Location: Sunnyport
    Thank you for the mission! I'll start it tonight.

  4. #4
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2007
    Location: Germany
    Thank you for mirroring the mission clearing!

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2003
    Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas!
    Thank you Intruder picking it up right now!!!!

  6. #6
    Moderator
    Registered: Jul 2008
    Well, this has been a long time coming, but I have no doubt that the wait will have been worth it. Congratulations on finally getting this completed, Steffen! I'm really looking forward to playing it.

  7. #7
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2010
    Great! Congrats on the release Intruder

  8. #8
    Desperately dodgy geezer
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: The Wailing Keep
    Congratulations, Steffen! So glad to finally see another of your works gracing the pages here.

  9. #9
    New Member
    Registered: Nov 2015
    Right on time for trying a new mission, I will be playing it soon. Congratulations

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2012
    Location: UK
    Well, intruder, seeing your new FM this morning has made my day. And a lost city to boot. Thank you and congrats - diving in right now

  11. #11
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2009
    Location: Montreal, Canada
    Finally!!!!!!!!

  12. #12
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    Thank you, Steffen!

  13. #13
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2016
    Location: My mum's basement
    Rejoice! Return to the Lost City has been released!

    What do you guys think of the mission, so far?

  14. #14
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2015
    Location: Germany
    The screenshots are looking very promising - just like an oldschool T1 OM.
    Thanks for the release

  15. #15
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2016
    Congrats on the release!

  16. #16
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2012
    Location: On parole
    Congratulations on the release Intruder, we all needed a new release.

  17. #17
    Member
    Registered: Jul 2014
    Great hook - can't wait to play!

  18. #18
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2015
    Location: Germany
    Where is the keeper seal stone located? I found the main entrance to the keeper hideout (the room with the 2 Statues), but Garrett says I need to find another way in. I found the seal, but the key stone is still missing...

    I found the secret grave champer in the building with the huge pillars. The approaching army of spiders scared the hell out of me Well done!
    Loot seems to be scarce in this mission

  19. #19
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2007
    Location: Germany
    Thinking Robot:
    The seal stone can be obtained from the Keeper hideout, pay close attention to a book shelf.

  20. #20
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2015
    Location: Germany
    Quote Originally Posted by intruder View Post
    Thinking Robot:
    The seal stone can be obtained from the Keeper hideout, pay close attention to a book shelf.
    You mean the keeper hideout right in the beginning of the mission? This could be a long way up...

  21. #21
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2016
    Location: My mum's basement
    Quote Originally Posted by Thinking Robot View Post
    You mean the keeper hideout right in the beginning of the mission? This could be a long way up...
    No, that's not what he's talking about. He means the Keeper Chapel with the 2 statues at the entrance.

  22. #22
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: Texas
    Got it and thanks for as new mission

  23. #23
    Member
    Registered: Dec 2015
    Location: Germany
    Thanks for the note.
    I ended up with 1815/2140 loot, but missed one secret.

    In summary, I enjoyed your mission. It was an awesome adventure-styled mission. I especially liked the part where Garrett had to ride the rocks down the lava river and the Nautilus. This raises the question whether the invention of the mech submarine came from the ancestors or from the Mechanists.
    On additional note the mission was a good example of nonlinear gameplay. It was possible to decide between two entrances to the lost city
    Gameplay was demanding, but fair for an "experienced thief". Also loot placement was great, sometimes very well hidden. For example, who could have thought that by smashing the white stalactites in the water section the said thief could uncover some nice crystals

  24. #24
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2003
    Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas!

    Intruder: This is a remarkable mission!!! Is there a map to be found in the mission? It would have been useful, I got lost SO many times.

    Thank you for 2+ hours of pure thiefing fun.
    pwl

  25. #25
    Member
    Registered: May 2008
    Location: Southern,California
    grats on release,had a great time beta testing this mission

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