Wizardry VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge

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Wizardry VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge is the sixth title in the Wizardry series and the first game in the Cosmic Forge Trilogy It was originally developed for Amiga and DOS platforms in 1990 by Sir-Tech, later ported for Macintosh, PC-98, and FM Towns, followed by Super Famicom enhanced port only in Japan by ASCII in 1995, and Sega Saturn remake in 1996 as part of Wizardry VI & VII Complete compilation.

Plot

Background Story

One-hundred twenty years ago, there was an evil king and queen who terrorized their subjects. Especially the king wanted more and more power and therefore teamed up with a dark wizard. Together, they learned about a powerful writing feather, the Cosmic Forge, by a demon they had captured. The demon claimed that everything written down by the feather would become true. They managed to get hold of the Cosmic Forge and started to create horrible things. However, after some time the wizard and the king fell out, which resulted in a battle about the control of the Cosmic Forge. This was the last thing that was ever heard about them. But now a group of heroes is determined to find out what had happened all those years ago and find the Cosmic Forge.

Gameplay

Bane of the Cosmic Forge is rather slightly different from its predecessor, but retaining most same general gameplay. It was the first to make use of EGA graphics, while the previous five games had used CGA. Like its predecessor, Heart of the Maelstrom, the sixth game was written and chiefly programmed by David W. Bradley.

Characters

  • L'Montes
  • Queequeg
  • Mystaphaphas
  • Xorphitus
  • Rebecca
  • Dracula
  • Bela

Races

Classes

Fan translation

Main article: Fan translation § Wizardry VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge

Super Famicom

A playable English translation for the Super Famicom port with few issues and untranslated elements was released by TiCo since April 10th, 2010 as of version 0.9.[2] As of August 13, 2013, a quick minor update which renames all quickstart character names was made by MrRichard999.

Nomenclature

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes
English

Wizardry VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge

Cosmic Forge refers to an important item.

Japanese

ウィザードリィVI ベイン・オブ・ザ ・コズミック・フォージUizādorī Shikkusu Bein obu za Kozumikku Fōji
ウィザードリィVI 禁断の魔筆Uizādorī Shikkusu Kindan no Mahitsu

• Used in several game guides, as well for the novel adaptation.
Wizardry VI: The Forbidden of Magic Pen

Traditional Chinese

巫術VI 創世神筆之詛咒Wūshù liù chuàngshì shén bǐ zhī zǔzhòu

Witchcraft VI: Curse of the Genesis Pen

Gallery

Videos

Super Famicom commercial.

References

External links

Characters
Replay & Guide Exclusive Bar Khan - Femina - Harum - Kagenao Usui - Maryu - Seshut
Non-playable Amazulu Queen - Bela - Caterpillar - Charron - Delphi - Dracula - Guardian of Rock - Ghostly Visage - Kuwali Kubona - L'Montes - Mai-Lai - Matey - Mau-Mu-Mu - Mino-Daemon - Mystaphaphas - Queequeg - Queen's Ghost - Queen of Faeries - Rebecca - Smithy - Toll Troll - Vicar's Ghost - Xorphitus
Terminology
Races Human - Elf - Dwarf - Gnome - Hobbit - Faerie - Lizardman - Dracon - Rawulf - Felpurr - Mook
Classes Fighter - Mage - Priest - Thief - Ranger - Bard - Psionic - Alchemist - Valkyrie - Bishop - Lord - Samurai - Monk - Ninja
Locations Amazulu Pyramid - The Castle - The Forest - Hall of the Dead - Mine's Area - Mountain Area - River Styx - The Swamp - Temple of Ramm - Tomb of the Damned
Objects Cosmic Forge - S.S. Vampirer
Archives
Media Suite Wizardry VI: Bane of the Cosmic Forge
Ports & Compilations Wizardry Trilogy 2 - VI & VII Complete - The Ultimate Wizardry Archive - Wizardry Legacy: BCF, CDS & 8
Others Spells - Monsters - Weapons - Equipments - Items
Llylgamyn Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord (remake) - The Knight of Diamonds - Legacy of Llylgamyn - The Return of Werdna - Heart of the Maelstrom
Cosmic Forge Bane of the Cosmic Forge - Crusaders of the Dark Savant (Gold / PSX) - Wizardry 8
Gaiden Suffering of the Queen - Curse of the Ancient Emperor - Scripture of the Dark - Throb of the Demon's Heart - Dimguil - Prisoners of the Battles - The Absence of Misericordia - The Five Ordeals (Traveler's Property / Children of the King Selene / The Devoid of Apotheosis / The Pickled Man of Galvan / The Wheels of Flame / The Price of Deception)
Starfish Wizardry Empire - The Staff of Resurrection - Princess of the Ancient - II (Plus) Legacy of the Princess - Ancestry of the Emperor - Asterisk: The Scarlet Seal
BUSIN Tale of the Forsaken Land - Gotz' Trap Removal - BUSIN 0: Wizardry Alternative NEO
XTH Academy of Frontier - Unlimited Students
Renaissance The Wedge of Life - Labyrinth of Lost Souls (The Red Shadow of the Sister) - Online Mobile - Legacy of Oblivion - Prisoners of the Lost City - Online - Wizardry 0 - The Magical Tower of War - Schema - Wizrogue: Labyrinth of Wizardry
Other games Nemesis: The Wizardry Adventure - Chronicle - Summoner - Wizlite: Everybody loved RPGs
Mobile/Cellphone games Pay Wizardry - Monthly Wizardry - Wizardry Chapter 1 - DoCoMo Wizardry - Wizardry Traditional - Wizardry Original - Variants Daphne
Cancelled Stones of Arnhem - Wizardry Gaiden VB - Strange Tale of the Rising Sun - Wandering Dark Lord
Compilations The Wizardry Trilogy: Scenarios I, II & III - I-II - The New Generation - Trilogy 2 - III-IV - VI & VII Complete - The Ultimate Wizardry Archives - Llylgamyn Saga - New Age of Llylgamyn - I-II-III: Story of Llylgamyn - Twin Pack - Perfect Pack - Legacy: BCF, CDS & 8
Tabletop games Wizardry RPG - Wizball
Novels Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord - The Story of Alavik and Margda - Knight of Diamonds - Legacy of Llylgamyn - Heart of the Maelstrom - Ash & Youth Side by Side - The Wind. Has it reached the Dragon? - The Return of Werdna - Suffering of the Queen (Futabasha) - Suffering of the Queen Iris - King of the Sands - Llylgamyn War - Prelude/Expansion - The League of the Crimson Crescent - Blade & Bastard
Media Quest for Hrathnir - Wizardry (anime) - Gaiden (manga) - Apolon Game Music Box Memorial Sound of Wizardry - ZEO (manga) - Record of Wicked Sorcerer: Ash & Youth - Blade & Bastard (manga)
Other related Ultima - The Bard's Tale - Deathlord - Centauri Alliance - Elminage - Generation XTH - Class of Heroes - Wizardry Clone - Wizardry references in popular culture
Collaborations Demon Tribe - Dungeon Dive: Aim for the Deepest Level - Final Fantasy Agito - Rise of Mana - Samurai Schema - Darkest Dungeon II