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Stuck at Shadowmirk

Post by neskolf » July 15th, 2013, 4:55 pm

Hey, all.

I've searched the forum for an answer to my problem, but haven't had any luck. So, apologies in advance if this has been answered resolved elsewhere before. And thanks in advance for any/all assistance.

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I have made it to Shadowmirk L1. I have made it to the chests in the pentagram room. I have placed the potion of ogre strength in the 'Give me Strength' chest. I have placed the Healing Elixir III potion in 'Ease my Pain' chest. I have closed both chests, stepped on the pentagram and.....nothing. Any thoughts on what I'm missing here? Again, any and all help is appreciated as I am enjoying the game thus far but am starting to get frustrated.

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Re: Stuck at Shadowmirk

Post by Randomizer » July 15th, 2013, 6:43 pm

It should work according to my notes, but I would have used a level 1 healing elixir. Check the potions match the plaques is my only suggestion. I don't think you need to close the chests.

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Re: Stuck at Shadowmirk

Post by neskolf » July 15th, 2013, 6:48 pm

Thank you, randomizer. I'm certain that the potions match the plaques. I've actually done the routine three different times. I've tried it with healing potions of level 1, 2, and 3.

Facing the pentagram, the chest to the left is the 'Give me strength' chest and the 'Ease my Pain' chest is to the right. I've stepped on the pentagram with the chests closed and opened. I've even retraced my steps back to the earlier pentagram thinking that it might be active. I'm completely stumped at this point.

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Re: Stuck at Shadowmirk

Post by Kreador Freeaxe » July 15th, 2013, 8:17 pm

That's really weird. I just tested it with one of my save games, and had no problem getting the portal to work by putting ogre strength in the left chest and healing potion (level 1 in my case) in the right chest.

You might try to upload a saved game so someone else can try it and see if they can repeat your error. I don't know what could be causing it, unless you accidentally confused a healing potion for the ogre strength (as they do look similar).
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Re: Stuck at Shadowmirk

Post by neskolf » July 16th, 2013, 5:36 am

Thank you, Kreador. I did the routine one more time just to make absolutely, positively sure that I was placing the potion in the correct chests and the result was the same...a baffling lack of result.

I would like to upload the saved game in question per your suggestion, but I'd like to make sure I do it correctly. When I click on Browse to begin the process I get a pop up window that shows the Eschalon Book 1 Saved Games Folder. I click on that and am shown the slot folders. The saved game in quesion is Slot 9. Do I upload that entire folder or is there a specifice sub-file or files that I need to upload.

Again, thank you for all of the assistance.

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Re: Stuck at Shadowmirk

Post by Kreador Freeaxe » July 16th, 2013, 6:08 am

neskolf wrote:Thank you, Kreador. I did the routine one more time just to make absolutely, positively sure that I was placing the potion in the correct chests and the result was the same...a baffling lack of result.

I would like to upload the saved game in question per your suggestion, but I'd like to make sure I do it correctly. When I click on Browse to begin the process I get a pop up window that shows the Eschalon Book 1 Saved Games Folder. I click on that and am shown the slot folders. The saved game in quesion is Slot 9. Do I upload that entire folder or is there a specifice sub-file or files that I need to upload.

Again, thank you for all of the assistance.
It's probably best to zip the whole folder. You may need an online storage you can link to as it probably can't be loaded directly here at the size it will be (or maybe it won't be that big, I've never tried it myself).
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Re: Stuck at Shadowmirk

Post by Medardus » September 4th, 2013, 10:42 am

Hi,

I'm also stuck at Shadowmirk. I can't find any ogre strength... I can't make also, because I'm not on that level. Any help for a beginner? Thanks!

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Re: Stuck at Shadowmirk

Post by Vroqren » September 4th, 2013, 10:59 pm

You might not have the intelligence to identify it. I believe the potion is pink in Book I. I don't know if the challenge works if you can't identify it though.

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