Crystal Castles – The Story

Original Storyline:

"Once upon a time, Bentley Bear was rambling through the woods, daydreaming about poached salmon. He stopped to take a nap in his favorite hollow tree trunk. But when he awoke, he found himself inside a huge castle glittering with diamonds, emeralds, and pearls. Though Bentley didn't know it at the time, he was trapped in Crystal Castles, home of Berthilda the Witch and her evil cronies. To escape their spell, he must harvest the gems in the castles before Berthilda and her malicious gang sends him into permanent hibernation."

Well this storyline just won’t do!!!! So…

New Storyline:

“Once upon a time there was a kingdom ruled by King Arthur, who was the best king of any kingdom.  But King Arthur’s kingdom was taken over by Berthilda the Witch, and the land terrorized by her minions [your opponents].  So one day while King Arthur was looking for recruits to take back his kingdom, he found Bentley [you], napping under his favorite hollow tree trunk.  The king turned to his knights beside him and asked,”How will this “bear” help us in our quests?”  One of the knights answered, “Not sure how he may be with the sword sire, but he seems to be strong in stature and mighty in strength.”   So you were awakened and knighted Sir Bentley.  The knights also give you shields [knight shield, health shield {with spell by the Wizard}] and food [fruit and honey] to help you in battle.   With minimal training (but lots of courage) you make your way to King Arthur’s Kingdom and are instructed to collect all the gems that you find to bring back to the King.   You are told that if you find any gold along the way, that it is yours to keep.  You are also warned of Berthilda’s special powers that allow her to displace you in different locations, some of which may be in different times and space.   The King also tells you of a Wizard that was with him, but was unable to defeat Berthilda, but that finding him may assist you in your quest, as he may offer special tools and weapons [Wizard Hat, Crystal Stinger, Stunner, Wizard X] to defeat the witch.  Rumor has it that he also possesses the ability to grant you the power to use the Witch’s own weapons (Witch’s Brew Gun, Witch’s Broom) against her.

And so your journey begins….”