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  1. Foreword - All content, names, places etc. related to Avernum -series rightfully belongs to Jeff Vogel and Spiderwebsoftware Inc. I do not claim any rights or ownership to any conflicting content. I also do not intend to gain any monetary (or otherwise) advantage by writing this. The content is solely for entertainment purposes. This message will be written only once and not repeated in future chapters' starting points, but is applicable to all chapters equally. The Downfall - Prologue.
  2. The Downfall - Chapter 31: Solace
  3. The Downfall - Chapter 30: Interlude
  4. The Downfall - Chapter 29: Claws and Swords
  5. The Downfall - Chapter 28: Phoenixes
  6. The Downfall - Chapter 27: Backhanded deals
  7. The Downfall - Chapter 26: Dwellers of the Deep
  8. The Downfall - Chapter 25: Interlude.
  9. Avernum 6 - Journal Entries Deleted

    As Earth Empires suggested, if you still have an earlier save with those journal entries, you can try the following. I tried it just minutes ago myself and it worked perfectly. 1. Check in-game which of your saved games has the journal entries intact. 2. Exit game, open My Computer. 3. Go to My Computer > C:Drive > Users > [Your Username] > My Documents > Spiderwebsoftware > Avernum 6 Saved Games. 4. For example, if your Save Game Slot 1 has the journal entries intact, but Save Game Slot 2 doesn't, then go to folder 'Save0'. (Save Slot 1 = Save0; Save Slot 2 = Save1; Save Slot 3 = Save2... etc.) 5. Copy the file 'journal' from the folder to the save slot folder which serves as your main save slot, as in the one that lacks the journal entries. 6. You should now have the journal entries in-game the next time you fire up the game.
  10. The Downfall - Chapter 24: Chance meetings.
  11. The Downfall - Chapter 23: A different kind of Terror.
  12. Anyone here Deus Ex fans?

    Ah, darn. Still, thanks for enlightening me. Admittedly, the storytelling in DE:HR about the theme of augmentation's morality and ethnicity was almost like an afterthought, wouldn't you say? It was like the plot required the theme to be there; as opposed to the theme allowing for the plot to exist and evolve naturally. ... Oh, and I hope you don't mind me saying but it's nice to see another Souls fan around here. ^^ *Proceeds immediately to praise the Sun upon noticing Dark Sun Gwyndolin's Crown.*
  13. Anyone here Deus Ex fans?

    I played the first Deus Ex through a couple of times, but started playing it about half a dozen times. "Ahh, the Paris night life... Have a taste of wine for me, J.C.!" Oh, and roaming a creepy manor, looting throwing knives from the secret cabinets strewn throughout the place -- only in Deus Ex. When the second one was released, I got my hands on it, started it, and quite literally quit after five minutes. No... It was just ... no. I've read an article that IW fell victim to the dev team listening too much to what the players thought was wrong with the first DE, but ignored the feedback on what was actually good. I also read that they had their moments of brilliance, but sadly I wouldn't know about it, myself. I could play the first one today and the sheer amount of nostalgia could easily carry me through but I feel like even so much as trying out IW would be just a bad idea. That's just me, though; not judging one way or another if someone liked it. My cousin liked it, for example, and I respect that. Just not my cup of tea. As for Human Revolution? Damn, I love it almost as much I do the original. During both, DE1 and DE3, I'd often just stand around, or walk slowly, gazing at the scenes and taking all of the atmosphere in. In real life, especially during autumn, I like to load up the Deus Ex music from my player and go for a long walk after dark, feeling like an agent going about his business. Funny how the street lights in the night give exactly the same kind of atmosphere as is present in HR. Orange, black, gold, flashing ads, plastic and metal. ... Last but not least, have you people tried out the Mankind Divided? I'm torn between decisions. I've heard good things about it but also bad things. Without any spoilers, is the story good? Because I feel like that's the most important question when handling a Deus Ex game. If the gameplay is even half as good as it was in Human Revolution, it'd be a definite buy for me. EDIT: I'm inclined to agree with you, Juan Carlo; might be a GOTY purchase for me too.
  14. Timeline of Avernum: A History

    As for who might have been building the human pre-Empire things, I could imagine that there might have been either other humanoid races who have simply disappeared while waging wars and dying of extinction, or (much more likely) that there might have been other human tribes who had wandered off from Aizo before the Empire was properly formed. Say, like a huge frigate that the Empire sent to explore the other continents; but then the ship crashed to the shores of Bigail and the survivors formed a cult to keep themselves sane, and created the circular crypt that you mentioned. Perhaps they, too, disappeared within the twilight between the past and the present, presumably exterminated by monsters.
  15. The Downfall - Chapter 21: Interlude.
  16. The Downfall - Chapter 20: It's darkest before the dawn
  17. MAPS. UPDATED. 06/July/2016. Added Taghtarus map. Map 01: Taghtarus, caverns 150 miles below Exile caverns later to be known as Avernum. Map 02: Map of three uppermost levels of Egilhård's Prison Tower.
  18. Very random musing.

    No need to apologize, Alorael, I'm not sure if many people would notice lack of clarity anyway. Isn't it customary to leave sanity at the door when entering Spiderwebsoftware forums?
  19. Very random musing.

    Hmm. I'd argue that becoming a better person requires a conscious effort, recognizing old flawed thought-patterns and altering them. If you're thrown into a situation with a moral dilemma, you would automatically and instinctually try to come up with the best choice according to the morals, ethics and values you follow. On the contrary, if you decide to seek out a dilemma and try to solve it, then you're consciously trying to hone yourself into becoming a better person.
  20. Very random musing.

    There's a problem with utilitarianism. Suppose that there's a railcar charging down a street, and you're standing on a bridge with a lever. Down the street, you have five people standing, unaware of the impending doom. If you choose not to do anything, the railcar will crush the five people, but you have done nothing wrong. Then again, if you pull the lever and derail the railcar, you'll get one person killed because the railcar will flail uncontrollably on the street. Ethically it isn't right to touch the lever and cause the death of a person but bearing witness to deaths of five others while you could do something isn't exactly ethical either. According to utilitarianism, one should always maximize the good things with an action, but is it a "good" choice to pull the lever and cause the death of an individual, even if you save five others?
  21. The Downfall - Chapter 19: Peacekeeper.
  22. Very random musing.

    I wouldn't know about that. I find it refreshing to see these kind of "deep" topics that, well, I personally don't see much elsewhere. Go to Facebook? There are people polishing their own lives and bragging about how big salary the have; or there's a sad, tragic picture which makes you feel guilty about you being you and not giving away all of your money to a charity. Go to Twitter? There's a bunch of celebs posting selfies and replying to fans. Go anywhere else? Get your face melted by the sheer amount of stupidity conducted by people hiding behind nametags. Here? Sure, you may need to leave your sanity on the door as some people might say, but at least you'll be faced by a group of like-minded invididuals who have all equally left their sanity on the door, as opposed to trying convince you that they have their sanity left and you don't. PS. Now, this was a random musing, even though I say it myself. And people are welcome to modify or delete it if it feels too ... edgy. I just get cynical like that sometimes.
  23. The Downfall - Chapter 18: Lost, damned and divided.