The Aethra Chronicles: Volume One - Celystra's Bane
DOS - 1994
Description of The Aethra Chronicles: Volume One - Celystra's Bane
Discover The Aethra Chronicles: Volume One - Celystra's Bane, an excellent game of 1994. With top-down perspective, the publisher had wonderful ideas around fantasy.
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Lees 2015-09-24 0 point
It is actually a surprising good rpg! There are still good websites about it too: http://netsilik.nl/Aethra/ has maps etc and http://rafkin.voila.net/games/aethra.html has a good walkthrough.
DRJONEZZZ 2015-03-11 0 point DOS version
To clear the confusion, I wrote the text and uploaded the files, but I also posted the exact same message on different forums. I also checked links and they still work. If you enjoy this game, you might also enjoy an old cRPG called "The Wizard's Lair".
Anonymous 2013-06-25 0 point DOS version
The links that DrJonezzz posted are valid working links
Anon 2013-05-02 0 point DOS version
All that guy DrJonezzz did was copy and paste the text from the Abandonia forum. thus creating malformed links. you will find the correct link at post #5 on this forum Thread. http://www.abandonia.com/vbullet/showthread.php?t=18249
Anon 2013-02-26 0 point DOS version
You helped nobody with these errors for every link posted. "Invalid Link
This link was not well formed."
DrJonezzz 2013-01-10 1 point DOS version
the game was released as freeware by Mike Lawrence, the author, on his own website (which no longer exists), around 1998 I think. I found it on 2004 while looking for him as I wanted to buy his previous game "Dungeons of Kairn". I didn't know Aethra was so popular (in fact, I never played it), so I thought it would be good to announce that the author released it in good faith for all people to enjoy.
The game file can be downloaded here:
At first it might look as if this is the shareware version, but if you look in the ingame manual, it should say somewhere that it is the registered version (it will also tell you not to distribute it, but that message no longer applies).
The full game included a spell list, which can be downloaded here:
The pack also included some tool to edit the save files, it looks like it was done by another person, but it was also hosted on Mike Lawrence's site. Here's the file:
Too bad I didn't think at the time to keep a copy of the website. I can no longer find it.
Even though the author didn't keep a copy of the full version of Dungeons of Kairn in his site, he had a more recent version of the shareware version (v.1.2), so I'll share it. The only copy I own might have one party already created, which you can delete inside the game if you want to start fresh:
Hope I helped someone!!
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