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The Three Great Treasures (aka the Three Treasures of Daventry) are the three treasures that protect the Kingdom of Daventry.

BackgroundEdit

It consisted of Merlin's Mirror, the Shield of Achille, and the Chest of Gold.

According to the Chronicles of Daventry Graham recovered them in the order of Merlin's Mirror, the Shield of Achille, and finally the Chest of Gold (much in the order that King Edward sent him on)[1]. While another account says he collected them in the order of Chest of Gold, the Magic Mirror, and then the Shield.[2][3]

In another account the Magic Mirror was the only piece (or the last piece) Graham had to look for.[4]

Three Great TreasuresEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

In the original KQ1 the treasures can be recovered in any order. In the SCI remake the Shield of Achille is made last (but the other two can still be collected in any order). The Official Book of King's Quest, 3rd Edition places the order roughly as Chest, Mirror, and then Shield (following the order of the King's Quest I SCI remake).

Edward's command in the original manual's story; The King's Appeal was in the order of chest, mirror, and then shield. In the second version of the prologue, the order of loss was mirror, shield, then chest of gold. It places the order of Graham's quest as mirror, shield, and then chest of gold. The intro for original KQ1PCJR, and later versions, place the order of Edward's issued command as mirror, shield and chest.

Sierra's King's Quest I Hintbook places the order of finding the treasures as Mirror, Shield, and then Chest. This is the same order given in the King's Quest Companion's novelization. It's also the same order that Edward tasks Graham to find the treasures.

Sierra's King's Quest I Hintbook places the order of finding the treasures as Mirror, Shield, and then Chest. This is the same order given in the King's Quest Companion's novelization. It's also the same order that Edward tasks Graham to find the treasures (within the game).

According to the Official Book of King's Quest originally the magic shield could be picked up in any order, but because players who picked it up first complained that it should be able to protect from all dangers it was moved to being the last treasure in the SCI remake(to limit its destruction or theft).[5]. In the King's Quest Companion novel it is the second treasure found, after the Chest of Gold.

Sega's hintlist for KQ1SMS had the order as Shield, Chest, and finally Mirror.[6]

Reboot CanonEdit

In King's Quest: Adventures of Graham states that the mirror was the was the only, and 'last' treasure recovered.

ReferencesEdit

  1. KQ1introPJCR.png
  2. TOBOKQ3E, pg 47-49
  3. KQ1SCI
  4. King's Quest: A Knight to Remember
  5. TOBOKQ3E, pg 48
  6. http://segaretro.org/File:KingsQuestSMSUSHints.pdf

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