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You Will Believe A Golden Baby Has Flown Before: Stones of Arnhem relics up for auction on eBay
Information - posted by Infinitron on Tue 13 November 2012, 19:47:04Tags: Sir-Tech; Stones of Arnhem
As many of you may know, way back in the early 90s, D.W. Bradley, lead designer of the latter Wizardry games, departed from Sir-Tech Software along with his team. Left without any development talent to create the next installment in the highly successful series, the Siroteks, founders of Sir-Tech, decided (for some reason) to outsource the job to DirectSoft, their distributor in Australia.
The new game was to be called Wizardry 8: Stones of Arnhem. Among the developers assigned to it were the late Australian actor Max Phipps (best known for his role as "The Toadie" in the film Mad Max 2), filmmaker Phil Moore, programmer Michael Shamgar, and, of course, medically approved living fossil Cleveland Mark Blakemore, developer of Grimoire.
The troubled development cycle of this never released game has since become a staple of Codexian lore. Yet, outside the deranged ravings of certain Neanderthals, there has never been any tangible proof that Stones of Arnhem ever truly existed. That is, until now.
A fellow named hotalibl showed up on our forums a few days ago, announcing that he had come into possession of a treasure trove of documents that had formerly belonged to Sir-Tech, which he intended to auction off. At first, he was naturally regarded with skepticism, as another in a long succession of trolls or even as a scammer.
Then he started posting photos.
Gaze upon these images in awe. Stones of Arnhem was real. Cleve was right. Truly, the end times are upon us.
The auction is currently live. As far as we can tell, the items are authentic, and hotalibl appears to be a highly reputable seller. You may, however, wish to wait a while longer before bidding on them personally, as rumor has it that mightier powers than I in the Codex hierarchy have shown an interest in acquiring these holy artifacts in a more organized fashion...