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'''Talismans''' are [[item]]s added to [[Strife]] by the [[Strife: Veteran Edition| Veteran Edition]] re-release. There exist three talismans: red, green, and blue. Collecting all three allows to obtain super-strength similar to the [[berserk]] powerup in Doom, which is normally only available with the {{c|pumpup b}} [[Strife cheat codes|cheat code]] in Strife. It also unlocks the ''Berserk Reborn'' [[Steam]] [[achievement]].
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The '''talismans''' are secretive [[item]]s added to [[Strife]] in the 2014 re-release as [[Strife: Veteran Edition]]. There exist three talismans: red, green, and blue. Collecting them all grants the player super strength, similar to the [[berserk]] powerup in Doom and normally only available with the {{c|pumpup b}} [[Strife cheat codes|cheat code]] in Strife. It also unlocks the ''Berserk Reborn'' [[Steam]] [[achievement]].
  
Graphically, the red and blue talismans are identical to the chalice return spots in [[Capture the Chalice]] mode. This explains why the sprite names start with FLG.
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Graphically, the red and blue talismans are identical to the chalice return spots in [[Capture the Chalice]] mode. These graphics exist in every version of the [[STRIFE1.WAD]] [[IWAD]] file, but were completely unused. Their sprite names, beginning with {{c|FLG}}, suggest that they may have originally been intended for a [[CTF]] related purpose. They are similar in appearance to {{wp|Toltec}} depictions of humans, in particular the famous {{wp|Atlantean figures}}.
  
 
== Data ==
 
== Data ==
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| Identifier||MT_AZTECARTI_RED||MT_AZTECARTI_GREEN||MT_AZTECARTI_BLUE
 
| Identifier||MT_AZTECARTI_RED||MT_AZTECARTI_GREEN||MT_AZTECARTI_BLUE
 
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As a nod to [[Doom 64]], the pickup messages are the same as those of the [[Demon Key|artifacts]] from that game.
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As a nod to [[Doom 64]], the pickup messages are the same as those of the [[Demon Key|Demon Key artifacts]] from that game.
 
* Red Talisman: ''"You have a feeling that it wasn't to be touched..."''
 
* Red Talisman: ''"You have a feeling that it wasn't to be touched..."''
 
* Green Talisman: ''"Whatever it is, it doesn't belong in this world..."''
 
* Green Talisman: ''"Whatever it is, it doesn't belong in this world..."''
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When collecting the last of them, ''"You have super strength!"'' is appended to the pickup message.
 
When collecting the last of them, ''"You have super strength!"'' is appended to the pickup message.
  
==Location==
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==Locations==
The red talisman is found in the super-secret {{ml|MAP35: Factory: Production (Strife: Veteran Edition)}} level.
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* The blue talisman is easy to locate. An added alcove in {{maplinkgen|MAP12|The Temple of the Oracle|Strife}} can be seen just before talking with the [[Oracle]]. Afterward, this alcove will have opened and the artifact can be collected.
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* The green talisman is hidden in an out-of-the-way secret area in {{maplinkgen|MAP25|Catacombs: Ruined Temple|Strife}}. After lowering a secret wall near the water fountains and running a gauntlet of [[crusher]]s, using the broken pillar in one corner reveals the item.
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* The red talisman is found at the end of the super-secret {{ml|MAP35: Factory: Production (Strife: Veteran Edition)}} level. It is necessary to kill all [[crusader]]s in this area in order to lower the pillar upon which it rests.
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[[Category:Strife items]]

Revision as of 11:19, 21 January 2015

The talismans are secretive items added to Strife in the 2014 re-release as Strife: Veteran Edition. There exist three talismans: red, green, and blue. Collecting them all grants the player super strength, similar to the berserk powerup in Doom and normally only available with the pumpup b cheat code in Strife. It also unlocks the Berserk Reborn Steam achievement.

Graphically, the red and blue talismans are identical to the chalice return spots in Capture the Chalice mode. These graphics exist in every version of the STRIFE1.WAD IWAD file, but were completely unused. Their sprite names, beginning with FLG, suggest that they may have originally been intended for a CTF related purpose. They are similar in appearance to Toltec depictions of humans, in particular the famous Atlantean figures.

Data

Talisman data
Red talisman Green talisman Blue talisman
Thing type 7966 (decimal), 1F1E (hex) 7967 (decimal), 1F1F (hex) 7968 (decimal), 1F20 (hex)
Radius 16 16 16
Height 16 16 16
Sprite FLGR FLGG FLGB
Frames 1 (A, bright) 1 (A, bright) 1 (A, bright)
Class Artifact items Artifact items Artifact items
Identifier MT_AZTECARTI_RED MT_AZTECARTI_GREEN MT_AZTECARTI_BLUE

As a nod to Doom 64, the pickup messages are the same as those of the Demon Key artifacts from that game.

  • Red Talisman: "You have a feeling that it wasn't to be touched..."
  • Green Talisman: "Whatever it is, it doesn't belong in this world..."
  • Blue Talisman: "It must do something..."

When collecting the last of them, "You have super strength!" is appended to the pickup message.

Locations

Spoiler Warning: Plot details follow.
  • The blue talisman is easy to locate. An added alcove in MAP12: The Temple of the Oracle can be seen just before talking with the Oracle. Afterward, this alcove will have opened and the artifact can be collected.
  • The green talisman is hidden in an out-of-the-way secret area in MAP25: Catacombs: Ruined Temple. After lowering a secret wall near the water fountains and running a gauntlet of crushers, using the broken pillar in one corner reveals the item.
  • The red talisman is found at the end of the super-secret MAP35: Factory: Production level. It is necessary to kill all crusaders in this area in order to lower the pillar upon which it rests.
Spoilers end here.