Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail

Easter eggs

Easter Eggs in Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail

Egg id: 22

Type "ham and jam and spam a lot" in the treasury. Three soldiers will come dancing on a cheerful tune. It concludes with the text "In memory of Graham Chapman". Graham Chapman was an English comedian, actor, writer, physician and one of the six members of the Monty Python comedy team. He was also the lead actor in two of their films, playing King Arthur in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and Brian in Monty Python's Life of Brian. He died on October 4 1989 at the early age of 48 from spinal cancer.

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Egg id: 420

The graffiti wall in the back alley of the bazaar (beside the textile shop) has the writing "pro bonus tempus apello Berta", which translates from Latin as "i'm calling Berta for a good time". This is possibly a reference to Roberta Williams, founder of Sierra On-Line. When you type "LOOK GRAFFITI", it responds "Let us say simply that it is someone's crude idea of a joke".

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Egg id: 421

BEFORE buying and eating the apple, go to Ismael's antiquities shop in the bazaar and TALK TO MAN. He will introduce himself and claim he has hairs from the beard of Guruka Singh. This is a reference to producer Guruka Singh Khalsa.

You can also "ASK ABOUT BEARD" and he'll reply "That is rare and valuable. Have you ever tried to shave a Sikh? It is most dangerous." Guruka Singh Khalsa is a Sikh.

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Egg id: 419

At the dock in Southampton, type "LOOK NAME" and it responds "It is Greek for Kristi". If you then type "LOOK KRISTI", the response is "Peter loves Christie and Christie loves Peter and that is all you need to know.". Clearly a reference to designers Christy Marx and Peter Ledger.

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Egg id: 418

In the Queen's Bower, ask Gwenhyvere about Launcelot and she'll mention the Lady of the Lake, also referring to her as "The Watery Tart". This is taken from the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail where a peasant refers to the Lady of the Lake as such when disputing Arthur's claim of being their king: "You can't expect to wield some supreme executive power, just because some watery tart threw a sword at you".

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Easter Eggs referring to Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail

Quest for Glory 1 (EGA): So You Want To Be A Hero (a.k.a. Hero's Quest) (Egg id: 120)

Erasmus, collector of Sierra props

Many of the items in Erasmus' entrance hall are props of other Sierra games:
- the airplane refers to Lytton PD from Police Quest
- the coffin could refer to Dracula's coffin in King's Quest 2
- the sarcophagus refers to the mummy's sarcophagus in King's Quest 4 (and pictures Rosella as a hieroglyph, see image below).
- the peacock on the table also refers to King's Quest 4
- the suit of armor refers to Laura Bow: The colonel's Bequest
- the shield refers to Conquests of Camelot
- the onklunk refers to Leisure Suit Larry 2

Conquests of the Longbow: Legend of Robin Hood (Egg id: 231)

Use the emerald heart on the little figure on the tapestry in the abbey's refectory to see Conquests of Camelot characters have a little discussion.

Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (Egg id: 330)

King Arthur sighting

Sometimes in the desert you come across the dead body of King Arthur from Conquests of Camelot. As you approach it, it disappears.

Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire (Egg id: 339)

Peter Ledger's Merlin

In the WIT's entrance hall, look at the portrait of Merlin for a reference to Conquest's of Camelot and the game's artist Peter Ledger.