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Let's Discover The Fate Of Atlantis ! (Completed)

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  1. ghostdoggender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    So, you've been playing SMT games...
     
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    ghostdog, are you the ghost of pablosdog?

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    So, here we are, at the ancient Labyrinth of Knossos. According to the legend, Daedalus the Athenian craftsman, was the architect and inventor who designed --for King Minos of Crete-- the labyrinth in which was imprisoned the Minotaur, a man-eating monster that was half man and half bull.

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    The labyrinth was so skillfully designed that no one could escape from the maze or the Minotaur. Daedalus revealed the secret of the labyrinth only to Ariadne, daughter of Minos, and she aided her lover, the Athenian hero Theseus, to slay the monster and escape.

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    In anger at the escape, Minos imprisoned Daedalus and his son Icarus in the labyrinth. Although the prisoners could not find the exit, Daedalus made wax wings so that they could both fly out of the maze. Icarus, however, flew too near the sun; his wings melted, and he fell into the sea.

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    Stone tablets found at Knossos also speak of a Lady who presided over the Labyrinth. The Lady of the Labyrinth was considered to be as powerful as all the other gods together...
    So, now you know where the Planescape universe creators got their idea for the Lady of Pain ;)

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    Modern archaeologists believe that the Labyrinth might have actually been King Minos Palace itself, since it was a massive maze-like structure.

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    Hey, how did that Boris Valejo pic ended up here ? Eh, you can't go wrong with chainmail bikini-thongs :smug:









    Searching for Ariadne's Thread.








    Now, let's take a look at this shelf here.

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    [​IMG] There are three statue heads here. One of Zeus one of Apollo and one of Ares.


    Of course we decide to take them with us for "archaeological research".

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    Sheeeeeet. The moment we picked up all the heads, the door shut down.

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    [​IMG] We're not dating, Jones. This is NOT a date.

    [​IMG] look, I-

    [​IMG] If this WAS a date, I would have stood you up.


    She shouldn't talk like that when there's a huge bottomless chasm behind her...
    Anyway, we have to put at least one head on the pedestal in order to get the door open. Let's move on.

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    This place is filled with dead ends.

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    [​IMG] Sophia, do you think we're lost ?

    [​IMG] Who knows ? I'm too lost to think.


    Eventually we reach this place. There's another door and another pedestal here.

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    Of course we decide to place the two heads on the pedestal and see what happens.

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    The door moves a bit, but it doesn't open. It may need three heads to be opened... Bah, let's search the other entrances.

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    [​IMG] Aaaaaaaah !

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    Great, now we're back at the start. Hmmm... it seems the third statue head is in our line of sight.

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    That's what whips are for, dude !

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    :whip!:

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    Whips are certainly underrated. So, now we have the third head.
    Let's look around a bit more. After further investigation we come to this interesting room :

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    [​IMG] I used to wonder why the Minoans were so obsessed with bull-headed figures. Come to think of it, I still wonder.


    Hmmm... this room sure looks import-

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    Crap ! The moment we stepped both on that plate, it started descending fast !

    [​IMG] What's going on, Indy ?

    [​IMG] It must be a primitive elevator of some sort.

    Well, hello.

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    [​IMG] I always thought Mr. Otis invented the elevator.

    [​IMG] Yeah, well, this is our floor.

    But the moment we step away...

    [​IMG] Watch out !

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    This gets better and better. I wonder who's that guy here...

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    [​IMG] Looks like he starved to death.

    [​IMG] How awful.

    [​IMG] I guess he knew a LOT more than he let on...

    [​IMG] But not quite enough, apparently.

    [​IMG] Yeah... We'll starve too if we don't find a way out of here.


    Things don't look good... Let's see what is that note he's holding.

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    Map Room, eh ?

    [​IMG] Too bad for Sternhart. He came a long way.


    Since we're in a deadly situation, it's okay to steal from the dead. This staff sure looks sturdy :

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    And what's that near his feet ?

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    ALLRIGHT ! Things are starting to look better. Let's see what's in the next room.

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    It seems that George Lucas desecrated these ancient ruins too. The door isn't budging, but we spot a pulley on the other side. Let's try to pull it...

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    I know, let's use the staff !

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    DAMN, nothing works ! I hope Sophia has some useful input...

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    :(


    The note said something about an orichalcum detector. We try to use the bronze fish, but it just points at Sophia's necklace.

    Another dead end.

    Dead, like Sternhart's eyes that seem to be staring at our two heroes. Will Indy and Sophia find a way out of this dreadful Labyrinth, or will they meet the same end he did --a slow, agonizing death from starvation ?


    ...Or something even more sinister awaits them ?

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    :shock:


    All will be revealed in the next chapter :smug:
     
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    Dun dun DUNNNNN!!! :M
     
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  5. Brother Nonegender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman inXile Entertainment Developer

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    So you're saying Sophia is going to sex up the Minotaur?

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    It begs the question -- Why did stenheart place his moonstone and sunstone under the lift to get crushed? You can see the in the first screenshot where the lift is descending, and afterwards it's just rubble.
     
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    if I recall, elevator chain is behind the waterfall.
     
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    Spoiler tags, gentlemen, for the nooblets who didn't play this back in the 90s :roll:
     
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    You could argue that a dying starving man couldn't care less about where he placed the stones, but obviously it's the best way to leave only one remaining triplet of key-stones. Now these stones Indy has, are even more important.



    You and your dirty mind... I'm just admiring some fine Picasso art.




    @Drakron :

    Hush !
     
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    Sure. I love "admiring" "art" too [​IMG]
     
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    :oops: Awkward...
     
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    Look up how the Minotaur came into being for the lulziest piece of Greek mythology ever.

    Awesome LP.
     
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    Yeah, Zeus fucking around and Hera getting revenge on him has created many lulzy Greek myths. Of course it was always the humans that took the heat.



    PS: Next update will be coming up sometime in the near future.
     
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    Zeus did many hilarious things concerning mortal women. Back then, gods behaved much like mortals, just without the same consequences.
     
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    In the Minotaur case, it was Aphrodite and not Zeus.
     
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    We're in a hot-spot people. Trapped starved and desperate. Since the "We'll soon die, let's have sex" argument doesn't work with Sophia, we better find a way out of here...








    Another rotting corpse on the road to glory.








    Let's have a look at that waterfall.

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    Snap out of it, Jones ! Have a closer look.

    [​IMG] ...wait, there's a chain running up behind the waterfall ! It must be holding the elevator's counterweight !

    Now we're talking ! We better climb that chain.

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    [​IMG] Where do you think you're going ?

    [​IMG] I'm climbing this chain.

    [​IMG] You'd better come back.

    [​IMG] Trust me. [​IMG]
    (I just had to make one those)

    So, our hero valiantly climbs up the chain...

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    [​IMG] I hate getting wet.

    Hurray ! We're free. And as you may remember we also have the trird statue head, so let's go and use it.

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    We find another set of chambers. One of them piques our curiosity, it has a big stone shaft :

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    Also, a closer look at the statue head reveals that...

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    When Indy finds "clefts", he always tries to put his "stick" in.
    Very subtle, I know

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    [​IMG] It didn't seem to do anything.


    Damn. I hope he doesn't hear that very ofter.

    Ok let's take another passage that leads upwards and try to find where that shaft leads to... Aha !

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    Another ancient elevator... and a shiny gold box !

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    Must... have... gold... box...
    Hmmm, what's that thing under the counterweight ?

    [​IMG] It's a wedge that keeps the counterweight from sinking.


    Hey, that's what keeps the elevator from working ! Indy will have to use his stick again.

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    All right ! Now back to rape the statue's mouth.

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    [​IMG] Going up ?

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    And the gold is ours !

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    [​IMG] There are two orichalcum beads underneath it ! I'll take them too.

    Good man. Let's examine the box.

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    Okay, a gold box and two orichalcum beads, not bad ! But there's is nothing more of importance in this part of the Labyrinth. We'll need to find a way to reach Sophia again.

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    Hmm, let's have a look at that Minotaur's head...

    [​IMG] It looks a bit wobbly.


    Wobbly ? Nothing our whip can't cure.

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    [​IMG] Now we have appropriate weight to go down...

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    Unfortunately for Indy, if he wants to go back up, he'll have to do some more water-chain climbing...

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    Ok we have a box , some orichalcum, but how is that's going to help us, gotdamit ?! Bah, let's see if we can use that orichalcum-detector-fish we have...

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    No shit, it's pointing at the biggest concentration of Orichalcum. Dead end.


    OMG, WE'RE GONNA DIE IN HERE !!!


    [​IMG] Not yet Junior. Use your eyes, boy !

    Hmm ? what ?

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    We found a possible exit !

    [​IMG] Hmph, It was about time.


    But it's probably too narrow for Indy, we should try to get Sophia to go up there...

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    A little sweet talk never hurt.

    [​IMG] You look great in this light.

    [​IMG] What's that supposed to mean ? It's almost pitch dark !

    [​IMG] Uh, yeah.

    Nice going there, Henry Jones Jr.

    [​IMG] Sophia, let me boost you through that hole.

    More sweet talk, I see.

    [​IMG] What ? I'm not climbing through there. I'll bet it's full of spiders, or rats, or snakes !


    Dammit, we'll have to use some rat diplomacy.

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    [​IMG] I'm not worried, you'll think of something.

    AARRRGHHH

    [​IMG] Alright, boost ME through the hole.

    [​IMG] Boost you ? Ha ha ha !

    [​IMG] What's so darned funny ?

    [​IMG] I couldn't BOOST you as far as I TRUST you... let alone up there.

    I wish i could use the FISTS path here.

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    [​IMG] I'd rather not.

    [​IMG] You probably couldn't fit anyway.

    [​IMG] Was that a crack about my weight ? Are you saying I won't fit ?

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    [​IMG] Ohh, you are so insulting !


    Ok, now she's really mad.

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    Let's get on her good side.

    [​IMG] Sophia, I'm sorry I was rude.

    [​IMG] You're just trying to get on my good side, but I forgive you anyway.

    [​IMG] Thanks. Now let me boost you up there.

    [​IMG] I already told you I don't want to !

    [​IMG] What's the matter... scared of a few bugs ?

    [​IMG] You don't fool me, Jones. You're the one who's scared of snakes !

    [​IMG] So what if I am ?

    [​IMG] So you admit it... *sigh*

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    Praise the gods, she finally got it !

    [​IMG] Afraid not.

    [​IMG] Okay, boost me up.

    It's boostin' time.

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    [​IMG] Well, use it !

    [​IMG] Okay, hang on.

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    Happiness is overrated.

    [​IMG] We're not out of the woods yet, but nice going.


    This new complex of chambers definitely tells us we're still in the woods.

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    Dammit, there's nothing here we can interact with.

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    Awesome, we're back at the start. What now ?

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    [​IMG] Think, Junior ! The note said something about detecting Orichalcum nearby !

    Ok, let's use the fish.

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    Naturally, but what if we put the orichalcum in the gold box ?

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    Hah ! The box conceals Orichalcum's presence ! Now all we have to do is put Sophia's necklace in.

    [​IMG] Sophia, can I borrow that necklace of yours for a while ?

    [​IMG] Why ?

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    We could have some fun with the various responses, but let's cut to the chase.

    [​IMG] I think it's throwing off the orichalcum detector.

    [​IMG] So ?

    [​IMG] So I want to put Nur-Ab-Sal in a box.

    [​IMG] Ha ! Boxes can't hold him.

    [​IMG] Sophia, we need to hide it !

    [​IMG] You think so ? Then say : "Nur-Ab-Sal is a mighty King, and his Eyes See Through."

    Give me a fucking break.

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    [​IMG] It's a chant, just say it !

    [​IMG] Are you crazy ?

    [​IMG] So that's what you think !

    Goddammit. She really has an unhealthy obsession with that Sal guy.

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    [​IMG] Alright. I can't give you my necklace, but tell me your plan, and I'll try to help.

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    [​IMG] Don't be ridiculous !

    Let me tell you, I'd really like to drop that fucking necklace in one of these pits.

    [​IMG] I want to drop it in this gold box.

    [​IMG] Okay, give me the box, and I'll put it inside.

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    Great. It's time to use the detector.

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    Okay, what about here ?

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    BINGO !

    [​IMG] The wall seems to be crumbling a bit...


    You know what that means... it's ship-rib time.

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    A hidden passage !

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    [​IMG] This must have been the bead that attracted the orichalcum detector.

    [​IMG] Great, now take the gold box. I want to wear my necklace again.


    Ok, let's go through that door to the right... WHOA !

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    [​IMG] Either Atlantis is a lot smaller than we thought, or we've found some kind of map or scale model !

    [​IMG] Laid out just as plato described it, in three concentric circles !


    We're getting close ! If that isn't a spindle in the middle, I don't know what it is.

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    Then it's about time we used our three key-stones. Let's remember Plato's writings...



    Right on.

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    Hey, a statue started moving in circles !

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    This it people. Let's take our stones and find out what wonders await us beyond this door !

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    Crap, another dead end ?

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    [​IMG] Where are you ?

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    Uh, oh.

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    Sophia may be an annoying bitch, but she's *our* annoying bitch.

    [​IMG] Leave the girl out of this, colonel.

    [​IMG] Why ? She's perfectly happy to join the winning team. Unfortunately, I cannot guarantee her safety unless you hand over the stones... NOW !

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    NO retreat, NO surrender, for Xtreme Indy !

    [​IMG] Don't tempt me ! This is your ONLY chance. Hand over the stones or I'll be forced to KILL YOU.

    [​IMG] You're bluffing.

    [​IMG] I never bluff !

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    I guess you *can* die in this game after all. Let's try this again.

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    [​IMG] You're in no position to bargain, doctor. Hand over the stones, or you'll never see Miss Hapgood again.

    [​IMG] Okay, take the stones, just don't hurt Sophia.

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    [​IMG] ...in my custody !

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    What the hell ?

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    We're dead meat.





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    [​IMG] You MUST board the U-boat !

    [​IMG] I'm not going anywhere ! What have you done to Indy, you creep ?

    [​IMG] Forget about Jones ! How can you expect a man to lead you through Atlantis, when he can't even find a way out of the Labyrinth ?

    [​IMG] And YOU'RE practically an Atlantis TOUR GUIDE, I suppose.

    [​IMG] We have charted an underwater entrance to the Lost City. TOGETHER we will discover its secrets !

    [​IMG] Good luck.

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    [​IMG] Join us and fulfill your life's ambition, or join your friend, another rotting corpse on the road to glory.

    [​IMG] Well, how can I refuse hospitality like that ?

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    Things don't look good, folks. The Nazis have all the goodies and we're trapped in a room inside the Labyrinth.


    Nope, things don't look good at all.
     
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    Indy doesn't need bombs. He can solve all his problems with his stick. [​IMG]
     
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