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Surdana Mages Tower Challenge

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:40 pm
by Faerith
Hey guys.

today I would like to propose a challenge to all ancients gates owners: the surdana mages tower challenge. This is the tower that magic runes can be brought from

the history: Awhile ago there was a statement going around, nobody knows if it were true or not, but you could climb onto the balcony from the book cases in the tower, and open a chest which would you give you a second Wyvern's talon short sword along with other things.

I have always been interested with this theory. I am also offering a reward to the closest evidence of such existence of said items.

Re: Surdana Mages Tower Challenge

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:18 pm
by Arokhs Twin
I have heard that rumor as well and I have tried (and failed to get up there) I think Outlaw Wyvern may have done it I can't remember. Some of the doors in the palace I never managed to get open in my two playthroughs as well. I did get the secret gold cache though.

But yes a youtube video showing how it is done would be nice.

Re: Surdana Mages Tower Challenge

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:32 am
by Outlaw Wyvern
Alas, no such animal has ever manifested for me... DESPITE honestly ridiculous hours scattered throughout my bajillion playthroughs trying to nail the balcony jumps.

A pal over at GameFAQS called Headhuntress said she made it up there, and I trust her completely, howevah...
A member here called ilphay glitched in through the outer roof walls, and posted screencaps of what he found, and it didn't include treasure, or even a place to walk around up there.

I'll try to find either the link to that thread here, or repost the pics ( which I saved ).

That said, I will double down on that reward. I will add to whatever you throw down... a very nice natural crystal for Euro folk, ( because you guys can't have swords ) or a choice of sword or crystal for anyone in the States.

IF you make the jumps and DOCUMENT IT.

It would be tits if someone could nail that!

Re: Surdana Mages Tower Challenge

Posted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:57 am
by Outlaw Wyvern
The thread is gone, but this was my assessment of the pics, which will be posted as soon as I find them:

"This is a link to a series of pics from a Drakan fan called ilphay, or i23456.
They depict the upper levels of the tower as seen during a purposeful glitching into the tower with Arokh.
The pictures clearly show no reward. Similarly, there's no indication, given the proportions of the upper area walkway, that players were ever supposed to be there.

As glitch-heavy as this game is, perhaps it's safe to assume that someone glitched up there via jumps, and then, assuming it was supposed to be an in-game attainment, spread that as fact.

Hard to say with absolute certainty, but the pics go a long way to setting the issue to rest."


That's strong disincentive for those interested, but if it actually happens... I have always predicted that you'd find the Mithril Scimitar up there. :wink:

Re: Surdana Mages Tower Challenge

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:58 pm
by DataCube
I think I've already proven that it is not possible unless glitched.
Arrows will get stuck in an invisible ceiling, meaning you CANNOT pass through this area.
Besides there has never been fundamental proof that it is possible, and people have tried their hardest to get there.
I don't believe the rumour is true.

Kind regards,

Re: Surdana Mages Tower Challenge

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:32 pm
by Outlaw Wyvern
I found the pictures ilphay took of his experience.
He says he was able to glitch Arokh/rynn through the wall outside and ended up inside Jade's tower, and these pics show that nothing is there.
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Re: Surdana Mages Tower Challenge

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:35 pm
by Outlaw Wyvern
I've spent WAY too much time over the years trying to chip away at this puzzle, and I have to feel that these pics set it to rest.

I sure used to believe, though.