King’s Quest: Mask of Eternity Curiosities

WARNING: Spoilers!

If you have played King’s Quest: Mask of Eternity, you may have noticed some strange and interesting things that may not have much to do with the main plot. We definitely have noticed some and decided to post them here, and would love your comments, remarks, or even neat stories concerning these curiosities.

This is just a trivial note of interest. Look at Connor’s hair on the gamebox cover. Notice how it is parted and how the hair falls over his left eyebrow. Now look at his hair all throughout the actual game. Changed his mind?

After going through all the lands, solving all the puzzles, and defeating all the monsters, the ending just seemed lacking. It started off really cool, and then before you know it, the credits roll. What do you think should have been the ending?

If you watch the intro movie carefully, there is an enormous boulder next to Sarah’s house. It is no longer there in the game once you gain control of Connor. Did the storm blow it away? — Robert (2-16-2003)

  • It may be a programming oversight because I cannot imagine the storm blowing the boulder away. Although it was rather windy, if the storm was able to blow away that boulder, Connor should have been blown miles away! Then we wouldn’t have a hero to control. Oops! — Kimmie (2-16-2003)
  • Maybe a very thin, compact, unseen, but extremely powerful tornado sucked it up like a vacuum, but missed Connor, Sarah, and the house. — Lara (2-16-2003)

In the middle of the room on the second floor of Daventry Keep, there seems to be something in the middle of the ground and when you click on it, Connor says something like “That device looks magical.” It was never put into use in the game at all. So what was it? — Mike (6-27-1999)

  • It looks like that is some sort of crack in the floor or a few missing bricks. If you swing the “camera” around just so, you can look down in there. It looks like the teleporter down there. Perhaps that is what Connor’s talking about. — Susan & Parinne (7-9-1999)

Why did Connor not tell Gwennie he found her brother, and that her brother died? Especially since he did not know if he would return from his quest alive to tell her later! — Dini (8-10-1999)

Why would those legions of the dead in the Dimension of Death even have money to begin with? The only humans that passed through the portal that we saw were the soldier, his sister, and of course Connor. — Tinuviel (4-11-2003)

Were we not sort of led to believe that Connor was going to help the gnomes find a new way out? They were all tunneling, but he just left. I guess he figured his quest was more urgent and he could help them later. Makes sense, but it should have been addressed somehow! — Dini (8-10-1999)

The crystal dragon says she will wait there until Connor needs transport back, but he exits Frozen Reaches and just leaves the dragon waiting for him! — Dini (8-10-1999)

If Connor were an actual person, wouldn’t he have passed out and maybe even died from the heat in the Barren Region because he is wearing chainmail and armor? — Susan (6-27-1999)

Interesting that a fire sword, which you use later to melt things, was trapped in … ICE! Quite a paradox! — Dini (8-10-1999)

  • The blade is an enchanted blade. It creates fire when exposed to oxygen. If you stuck it in water for a short length of time, the fire would go out, but the enchantment would still be there. It cannot evaporate all that water, and it cannot pull oxygen out of the water. Therefore, it would cool enough for ice to form on the blade, and the area surrounding the blade. However, the fire gem heats when exposed to water, so it boils the water, melting the ice, and allowing the sword to catch on fire. It becomes clear that the blade was placed under ANOTHER enchantment, which is proved by the fact that the sword was levitating over the pond, after the ice melted. — ZAW (9-4-1999)

This is another trivial note of interest. Connor has his suit, sword, and shield that he wears when he fights Lucreto, but where is the helmet on the box cover? — Susan (6-27-1999)

Doesn’t Connor ever get tired of running for long periods of time, jumping all kinds of ways, and carrying all those items and weapons through all those treacherous worlds? — Susan (6-27-1999)

If the five mask pieces fell to the earth, how did four of them end up in chests in different lands protected by henchmen, and one fell at Connor’s feet with no chest and no henchman? And why did Lucreto not send them somewhere they would not be found, like at the bottom of five different oceans?! — Dini (8-10-1999)

  • Perhaps he could not control where the pieces fell? He sent his henchmen to place them in enchanted chests, and to hide and guard them. However, he managed to catch the fifth piece before it fell. — ZAW (9-4-1999)

Sarah is sweeping when the wind picks up. She turns, and it looks like she is putting the broom in her back pocket. Her hand comes back and the broom is gone. Once inside her home, you can see the broom in the corner. Nice trick! — Ryan Jaber (1-22-2000)

Does Connor ever repay the people for all the money he took from them? — Ryan Jaber (1-22-2000)