The Many Deaths of Prince Alexander
"Double, double, toil, and now we're in trouble!"


King's Quest 6 - Castle of the Crown (short path)


Standard "Getting Thrown in the Dungeon After the Guards Catch You" Sequence.

Bay: You'll stay here until we find out what the vizier wants to do with you! (18.1 KB)

The guard dogs leave Alexander to his fate, locking the door noisily behind them. (24.0 KB)

The sound of running footsteps echo outside Alexander's cell... (19.4 KB)

Bay: What are you doin' down here, Shrew? We've already got him locked up. Go back to your post upstairs! (23.6 KB)

Shrew: The vizier wanted to know what all the commotion was about, and I told him about the intruder. He told me to post extra guards on this one! (39.3 KB)

Bay: Extra guards, eh? So be it. (13.9 KB)

Just as Alexander realizes that he has no possible means of escape, he hears the sound of wedding music playing somewhere in the castle. (35.9 KB)

Alexander: Confound this dungeon! I'll never be able to stop the wedding now! (21.0 KB)

'Tis a noble thing to have a means of escape, and 'tis a far, far better thing to never get caught at all! (29.6 KB)

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Try to enter the throne room too soon.

Uh, oh! Alexander's walked right into a couple of guard dogs! (20.8 KB)

Guard 1: Look! An early guest. Are you on the bride or the groom's side? (19.2 KB)

Guard 2: That's no guest! That's the foreigner the vizier warned us about! Grab him! (17.5 KB)

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Get spotted by the guards on the upper left balcony.

Bay: Hey! Who the...? (7.14 KB)

Alexander: Um. Hello, there. (11.7 KB)

Wolf: Don't just stand there! Grab 'em, Bay! (13.5 KB)

Bay: (GRRR) It's that saboteur fellow the vizier warned us about, I'll bet! I say we run him through right here and now! (29.1 KB)

Wolf: No (woof)! The vizier'll run YOU through if he doesn't get a chance at the prisoner. Let's put him in the dungeon for safe keepin', then we'll go tell the Captain. (46.3 KB)

Bay: Aye, Wolf. You're right. Let's go. (11.7 KB)

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Get spotted in the painting alcove.

Bay: Hey! Look, Wolf! There's a man back here! (12.8 KB)

Alexander: Hello, there! Um... nice painting. (16.0 KB)

Wolf: Get 'em, Bay! (7.95 KB)

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Get spotted in the painting alcove after placing the nightingale.

Bay: Hey! Look, Wolf! There's a metal bird on the floor! And there's a man in the alcove! (22.5 KB)

Alexander: Hello, there! Um... nice painting. (16.0 KB)

Wolf: Get 'em, Bay! (7.95 KB)

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Go downstairs right after placing the nightingale.

Wolf: I think Captain Saladin is down here and... (14.1 KB)

Bay: Hey! Look! An intruder! Grab him! (12.4 KB)

Wolf: I'll bet this is the foreign saboteur fellow the vizier's been rantin' on about! (18.3 KB)

Alexander: Who, me? No! I just stopped by from the village for the wedding, and... (24.8 KB)

Bay: Forget it! Let's take him to the dungeon, Wolf, then go find Captain Saladin. (22.5 KB)

Wolf: Right, Bay. Maybe this will make up for that soup bone incident! (17.7 KB)

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Get spotted by Cassima's door.

Mite: Good gravy, a strange man! And by the princess's door, yet! JOWELS! COME QUICK! (24.8 KB)

Alexander: I can explain... I think. I was looking for the kitchen, you see... (22.7 KB)

Mite: Sure, you were! JOWELS! (12.0 KB)

Jowels: Sniffed out an intruder, did ya? Good for you, Mite! Let's get 'em! (21.2 KB)

Mite: I say we take 'em to the dungeon, then go fetch Captain Saladin. (18.2 KB)

Jowels: Right. We might just get an award for this one! (19.0 KB)

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Get spotted by the guards on the upper right balcony.

Uh, oh! Company! (11.0 KB)

Jowels: Mite! Look at this! (10.0 KB)

Alexander: Hi. Uh... nice castle. (15.4 KB)

Mite: Cheeky, isn't he? Grab 'im, Jowels! (13.2 KB)

Jowels: I bet this is the foreigner we were told to look out for! (16.1 KB)

Jowels: Well, let's lock him up and go tell Saladin. He'll tell us what kind of fish we've caught. (20.3 KB)

Mite: Right, Jowels. (9.18 KB)

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Get spotted in the painting alcove after taking down the painting.

Bay: Hey! Look, Wolf! The king and queen's portrait fell down! (15.5 KB)

Alexander: Er... sorry. I was just looking at it. (17.3 KB)

Wolf: Get 'em, Bay! (7.95 KB)

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Get spotted in the painting alcove after replacing the painting.

Bay: Hey! Look, Wolf! There's a man in the alcove! He must have been the one who tried to fool us with that fake bird! (28.6 KB)

Alexander: Hello, there! Um... nice painting. (16.0 KB)

Wolf: Get 'em, Bay! (7.95 KB)

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Get spotted by the guards on the upper left balcony when they come back up the stairs.

Alexander hears the guard patrol coming back up the stairs from their little excursion with the mechanical nightingale. (25.4 KB)

The two patrol dogs, returning from downstairs, walk into the hallway and see Alexander. (29.0 KB)

Bay: Hey! Who the...? (7.14 KB)

Alexander: Um. Hello, there. (11.7 KB)

Wolf: Don't just stand there! Grab 'em, Bay! (13.5 KB)

Bay: (GRRR) It's that saboteur fellow the vizier warned us about, I'll bet! I say we run him through right here and now! (29.1 KB)

Wolf: No (woof)! The vizier'll run YOU through if he doesn't get a chance at the prisoner. Let's put him in the dungeon for safe keepin', then we'll go tell the Captain. (46.3 KB)

Bay: Aye, Wolf. You're right. Let's go. (11.7 KB)

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Get spotted after following the guards back downstairs.

Uh, oh! So this is where they took the mechanical nightingale! (19.0 KB)

Saladin: Look! On the stairs! It's Prince Alexander of Daventry! Guards, get that man! (24.4 KB)

Saladin: You were told to stay away from the castle and leave the islands! Why did you break into the castle -- and how did you get past my guard dogs at the gate? (37.6 KB)

Alexander: Well, I... I was worried about Cassima, and... (17.3 KB)

Saladin: Bah! Never mind! Your presence here has been forbidden! I'm afraid I'm going to have to have you thrown in the dungeon. I'll figure out how you got in later! Guards! (47.3 KB)

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Never visit the castle before you sneak in at the end, then get spotted after following the guards back downstairs.

Uh, oh! So this is where they took the mechanical nightingale! (19.0 KB)

Saladin: An intruder! Guards, get that man! (12.9 KB)

Saladin: You must be the "dangerous foreigner" the vizier has asked me to look for. How did you get past my guards at the gate, and why do you want to harm the princess? (41.4 KB)

Alexander: I DON'T mean to harm the princess, I only... (15.8 KB)

Saladin: Never mind! I'll interrogate you later, after the wedding. For now, put him in the dungeon, guards! The vizier will be pleased to hear that he's under lock and key. (45.0 KB)

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Try to talk to the guards upstairs.

Alexander decides to take the direct approach with the guard dogs. (18.6 KB)

Alexander: Er, hello there. Could you tell me how I might go about getting an audience with the vizier? (26.9 KB)

Bay: Hey! Who the...? (7.14 KB)

Alexander: Um. Hello, there. (11.7 KB)

Wolf: Don't just stand there! Grab 'em, Bay! (13.5 KB)

Bay: (GRRR) It's that saboteur fellow the vizier warned us about, I'll bet! I say we run him through right here and now! (29.1 KB)

Wolf: No (woof)! The vizier'll run YOU through if he doesn't get a chance at the prisoner. Let's put him in the dungeon for safe keepin', then we'll go tell the Captain. (46.3 KB)

Bay: Aye, Wolf. You're right. Let's go. (11.7 KB)

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Hide after the guards come back upstairs, then take too long to sneak downstairs.

From downstairs, Alexander hears the first wafting strains of music. Hmmm. It's beautiful music... (37.2 KB)

It's wedding music!!!!! (9.38 KB)

The music has attracted the guards' attention. Alexander hears them coming down the hallway. (23.2 KB)

Bay: Just a minute, Wolf, I want to pay my respects to the king and queen before we go down for the weddin'. (23.2 KB)

Wolf: What a nice idea, Bay. I will too. (14.8 KB)

Bay: Hey! It's a man! (8.87 KB)

Wolf: I bet he was the one who tried to trick us with that metal bird! (17.8 KB)

Alexander: It WAS me, actually. Sorry. But now I really must get down to that wedding. (19.4 KB)

Bay: (GROWL) You'll be getting downstairs all right -- but a little lower than the throne room! Let's get 'em, Wolf! (27.7 KB)

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Fail to prove Cassima's true intentions to Saladin.

Saladin almost seems reluctant as he stabs Alexander with lethal skill, according to his princess's wishes. (30.2 KB)

The blade piercing Alexander's heart is barely felt after the greater pain of Cassima's condemning words. (31.2 KB)

She loves me, she loves me NOT? (13.9 KB)

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Try to prove Cassima's true intentions by giving her mint leaves.

Alexander: Perhaps the princess would care for some delicious peppermint leaves? (16.9 KB)

Cassima: Hmmm? Mint? (11.3 KB)

Alhazred: CASSIMA! (8.06 KB)

Cassima: Tee, hee, hee (hic)! (8.67 KB)

Saladin: Princess? (7.65 KB)

Cassima: Kill him (hic)! (9.28 KB)

Saladin: As you wish... (10.6 KB)

Saladin almost seems reluctant as he stabs Alexander with lethal skill, according to his princess's wishes. (30.2 KB)

The blade piercing Alexander's heart is barely felt after the greater pain of Cassima's condemning words. (31.2 KB)

She loves me, she loves me NOT? (13.9 KB)

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Try to prove Cassima's true intentions by talking to her.

Alexander: Cassima, what are you saying? (14.7 KB)

Cassima: Silence his tongue! His voice offends me! (15.8 KB)

Saladin: Yes, princess. (9.49 KB)

Saladin: If you refuse to defend yourself, you must have faked the letter. Since you cannot prove your point, I shall prove MINE! (37.0 KB)

She loves me, she loves me NOT? (13.9 KB)

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Try to prove Cassima's true intentions by showing the fake lamp to the vizier.

Alexander: I have this lamp, Alhazred... (10.2 KB)

Alhazred: What? How did you get that, you thief? (11.8 KB)

Cassima: Never mind, Alhazred! That lamp means nothing -- it is a fake! (21.2 KB)

Alhazred: Blast it! Kill the devil quick, before I do it myself! (23.1 KB)

Saladin: If you refuse to defend yourself, you must have faked the letter. Since you cannot prove your point, I shall prove MINE! (37.0 KB)

She loves me, she loves me NOT? (13.9 KB)

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Try to prove Cassima's true intentions by showing the fake lamp to Cassima.

Alexander: I have this lamp, "princess"... (10.5 KB)

Cassima: That lamp! How did you get it? (14.0 KB)

Cassima: Wait a minute! That's not... er, never mind. Kill him, Saladin! (23.6 KB)

Saladin: If you refuse to defend yourself, you must have faked the letter. Since you cannot prove your point, I shall prove MINE! (37.0 KB)

She loves me, she loves me NOT? (13.9 KB)

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Total number of ways to die: 88

GIF screenshot gallery (3.13 MB)


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