Khazad-dum for Heretic (version 1.1)
I tried to depict an episode of J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece, The Lord of The Rings (if you still haven't read it, do it NOW!). See the Background ...
Khazad-dum for Heretic (version 1.1)
=========================================================================== Title : Khazad-dum for Heretic (version 1.1) Date Finished : 09-Jul-2000 Filename : HKHAZD11.WAD Author : Philippe lesire Email Address : <email removed> Other Files By Author : derelict.wad Misc. Author Info : Programmer, Doom addict, some designer capabilities. Description : I tried to depict an episode of J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece, The Lord of The Rings (if you still haven't read it, do it NOW!). See the Background section for related extracts of the book. So, what is it all about? Gandalf and his friends are on their way east. Their last resort to cross the mountains is to get through The Moria, city of Dwarves. Unfortunately, it has now become a dark and dangerous underground labyrinth. The east door is not very far now, but an oppressive feeling is growing... Will our fellows reach the valley of the Anduin river? Installation Guide : http://nightgem.come.to/hkhazad_install.htm Additional Credits to : Patrice Deceuninck, for its great music. This very talented composer has given me permission to use one of his great tunes. Please do me a favor and visit his web site at: http://www.ifrance.com/jrrvf/artistes/deceuninck/deceuninck.html =========================================================================== * Background * The light of the shaft fell directly on a table in the middle of the room: a single oblong block, about two feet high, upon which was laid a great slab of white stone. 'It looks like a tomb,' muttered Frodo, and bent forwards with a curious sense of foreboding, to look more closely at it. Gandalf came quickly to his side. On the slab runes were deeply graven. 'These are Daeron's Runes, such as were used of old in Moria,' said Gandalf. 'Here is written in the tongues of Men and Dwarves: BALIN SON OF FUNDIN LORD OF MORIA.' 'He is dead then,' said Frodo. 'I feared it was so.' Gimli cast his hood over his face. Gandalf had hardly spoken these words, when there came a great noise: a rolling Boom that seemed to come from depths far below, and to tremble in the stone at their feet. They sprang towards the door in alarm. Doom, doom it rolled again, as if huge hands were turning the very caverns of Moria into a vast drum. Then there came an echoing blast: a great horn was blown in the hall, and answering horns and harsh cries were heard further off. There was a hurrying sound of many feet. 'They are coming!' cried Legolas. 'We cannot get out,' said Gimli. 'Trapped!' cried Gandalf. 'Why did I delay?' Suddenly Frodo saw before him a black chasm. At the end of the hall the floor vanished and fell to an unknown depth. The outer door could only be reached by a slender bridge of stone, without kerb or rail, that spanned the chasm with one curving spring of of fifty feet. (...) Legolas turned and set an arrow to the string, though it was a long shot for his small bow. He drew, but his hand fell, and the arrow slipped to the ground. He gave a cry of dismay and fear. (...) 'Ai! ai!' wailed Legolas. 'A Balrog! A Balrog is come!' Gimli stared with wide eyes. 'Durin's Bane!' he cried, and letting his axe fall he covered his face. 'A Balrog,' muttered Gandalf. 'Now I understand.' He faltered and leaned heavily on his staff. 'What an evil fortune! And I am already weary.' It stepped forward slowly on to the bridge, and suddenly it drew itself up to a great height, and its wings were spread from wall to wall; but still Gandalf could be seen, glimmering in the gloom. (...) From out of the shadow a red sword leaped flaming. Glamdring glittered white in answer. There was a ringing clash and a stab of white fire. The Balrog fell back and its sword flew up in molten fragments. The wizard swayed on the bridge, stepped back a pace, and then again stood still. 'You cannot pass!' he said. With a terrible cry the Balrog fell forward, and its shadow plunged down and vanished. But even as it fell it swung its whip, and the thongs lashed and curled about the wizard's knees, dragging him to the brink. He staggered and fell, grasped vainly at the stone, and slid into the abyss. 'Fly, you fools!' he cried, and was gone. Extracts from "The FellowShip of The Ring", Chapter 5, J.R.R. Tolkien =========================================================================== * Type of HERETIC file* New level WAD : Yes Sound PWAD Only : No Music PWAD Only : No Graphic Addon Only : No Dehack Patch Only : No .LMP Only : No Other : No Required To Have In Dir : None * Play Information * Game : HERETIC Episode and Level # : E1M1 Single Player : Yes Cooperative 2-4 Player : Yes Deathmatch 2-4 Player : Yes Difficulty Settings : Yes New Sounds : No New Music : Yes New Graphics : Yes Demos Replaced : 1, 2 and 3 * Construction * Base : New level from scratch Build Time : Started in 1996 Editor(s) used : DMapEdit, Deep, Heep, WinDeu32, Deutex, Wadson Known Bugs : - Blackout effect between the chasm and the unexplored caves (due to height difference between ceilings, I guess) - General darkness throughout. Use gamma correction. May Not Run With... : JHeretic 0.92 * Copyright / Permissions * Authors MAY use this level as a base to build additional levels. You may do whatever you want with this file. * Where to get this WAD * Home page: http://nightgem.come.to/hkhazad.htm FTP sites: http://nightgem.come.to/pwad/hkhazd11.zip