Popular Post joebarnin Posted September 10, 2019 Popular Post Report Share Posted September 10, 2019 (edited) There are rumors that a legendary ruby, the Heart of Saint Mattis, actually exists. Break into the the Northgate Cathedral, find it, and steal it. Background This is my second Dark Mod mission (Mission of Mercy was the first). This is a small-medium mission, with some extras. See below for hints. My wife just gave me an idea for mission number three, so look for that next year. I notice that Dragofer just released a mission today. I hope I'm not violating an unwritten protocol by releasing another mission on the same day. Download The mission is available in the in-game downloader. As well as here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jah5svj5eagnhs8/heartstmattis.pk4?dl=1. (<-- NEW LINK. Per grayman's request, the name of the pk4 and map have been changed). Place the PK4 in your \fms folder. TDM will recognize it as a new mission. I18n I have not done the work required for internationalization. OpenAL EFX This mission uses it (version 2), so I recommend turning it on in the Audio Settings. Thanks Many thanks to the beta testers, who really helped me get this mission into shape: Cambridge Spy, Shadow, Jedi_Wannabe (who also did some performance work on the map), SuaveSteve Thanks to Mike and Chloe for their outstanding voice work! The cathedral in this mission was inspired in many ways by bikerdude's excellent St. Albans Cathedral. I haven't played all of the DM missions, but to me St. Albans is the gold standard of cathedrals. Music includes Cantus Firmus Monks by Doug Maxwell/Media Right Productions (royalty free) The video series by Springheel and Sotha were helpful and energizing. Thanks to the entire Dark Mod community for building an amazing project. Hints and Tips (warning: contains progressive spoilers) Does this mission have scary things? Yes Which: giant spiders, skeletons, ghosts, or undead? Yes Navigation How do I get into the cathedral? Front door On the left side (left, when facing the front door) under some bushes is a sewer grate. One of the front door guards has a key On the right side, there is a ventilation grate How do I get to the graveyard? Backdoor (from the Vestries) Ventilation shafts Main Objectives Finding the Heart of Saint Mattis First, investigating Neimath would be a good idea Okay, I completed that objective. now what? Having read his journal, you learn a couple of things: The Gear of Assembly might be useful. Eventually you'll find out where it is. But Clayton has it in his safe. What's the combo? In Clayton's bedroom it's written on a note. Also, it's in another readable 476 One of the mausoleums might be involved. The hexagon shaped one. Some of the tiles can be pushed, and they make noise. Wasn't there a poem in Neimath's journal? Wind, Fire, Rain, Rock Okay, I'm past the mausoleum. In the crypt tunnels, hunt around for Mattis' tomb. It's the one that requires a key A special key Built with the Gear of Assembly You need three components. By now you should have two. The other can be found in the crypt tunnels. Three possible locations: One is in the 'green' room, in a broken crypt. One is in the large room (lowest level), scattered among the bones. One is in the 'blue' room, behind one of the crypts. Once you have all three fragments, select the Gear of Assembly in your inventory and 'use' it (U), that will assemble the key. Investigating Neimath Readables provide some clues Specifically, the one in Clayton's desk, and a note in one of the vestries. Those two indicate two places where Neimath was lurking. A statue in an enclave is the switch which opens a niche in one of the small storage rooms within the dining room. Read the book. Make sure you take everything else. Optional objective associated with the main objective When you get into the crypt tunnels, you'll find Neimath's second journal. Read it Hmm, where did I see something about "waters of the saints"? In the main cathedral room, there's a stoup (basin) with some water in it. Once you get the Heart, drop it in the stoup. Do I have to do this? No, it is optional. But there are consequences. Are there other optional objectives? Yes. How many? Three. One involves Molly the cook.Two ways to get that. If you enter the kitchen, you'll hear Molly talking to herself, which will invoke the objective. Sneak into her room and find her journal. Reading it though will invoke the objective. How to solve this objective: Look for some reason that a Builder might be discredited In one of the vestries, there is a note from Bartholomew about Pagen documents. If a Builder were in possession of one of those, he will be expelled. Pagen scolls can be found in Forge, and in the storage room in the sewer. One of the beds in the Guards' room has a note on it that identifies Vincent's bed. Put the scroll in the chest at the foot of his bed. One involves a widow's wedding ring. Get that by reading a book in one of the vestries. Where to look for the ring: See if there's an animal in the graveyard Find the bushes where the rat lives. Look around for the ring. Then drop it on the grave. Which one? The book has a clue Marna leaves flowers on the grave. One involves a guard named Buford. Finding it requires finding one of the secrets. The one in the vestries. Head up into the secret room. Read the book. Pick up the loot. Drop it... in the bushes by the door to the cemetery that you can't open. Are there 'secrets'? Yes, six. Two in the downstairs rooms. Actually both are in the dining room One is a key tucked into legs/supports of the table. What does it open? Look in the storage room, near the bathroom. One is hidden on a hanging oil lamp. Two are loot items in the cathedral main room Both involve climbing One is at the top of one of the long hanging oil lamp fixtures. Shoot an rope arrow into the round ornamental global just above the lamp, climb up, then switch to the hanging chain (it is climbable). Climb all the way up. One is on the large hammer statue behind the altar. It is on the back of the wooden base, up high. You have to shoot an arrow into the base up high, climb up, and grab it. One is in one of the vestries. Notice the position of the two cupboards One is more forward than the other. Climb over it, then drop down behind it. See the switch. That opens a trap door above the cupboard. One is in the transition from the mausoleum to the tunnels. Part way down the ladder, look around for a niche Edited March 26 by joebarnin clarified a hint 12 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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