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Wives guide v1.0
Copyright 2008 GdaRussian (G. Stepanov)
Contact: gdarussian@netscape.net


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 Contents                 
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   I.  Intro              
  II.  Children           
 III.  Wives          



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   I.  Intro                    
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In King's Bounty: The Legend, you can get married to get a significant boost
in power. When you marry, you get a special bonus skill from your wife, 4 new
equipment slots, and the ability to have children. The skill and slots are 
dependent on who you marry, while the chldren are completely random. You 
should get a wife as soon as you have more items than available slots. They
don't gain experience or anything, but the extra slots are very useful.



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  II.  Children                    
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- After you're married you can talk to your wife about having kids 
- A bit after you're first married, your wife will interrupt your adventuring
and try to get you to have a(nother) child
- If you choose to have a child, you'll need to wait a while (and fight a few 
battles) before it is born
- The child will take up an equipment slot(!) and give you a random bonus 
(such as extra rage, extra scroll capacity, or extra experience from combat).
- The first child will occupy the first equipment slot, etc, and cannot be 
moved or gotten rid of (short of divorcing the wife). How unfortunate and 
unrealistic =P
- You don't know what the bonus will be until after the child is born
- The bonuses are usually worse than an item you could put in the slot the
child is occupying

Because of all this, I highly recommend NOT having children.



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 III.  Wives                    
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+--------------------------+
| Zombie Rina              |
+--------------------------+
  Location: Greenwort (Darion)
     Skill: +1 to the Speed and Initiative of Undead creatures
     Slots: Armor, Boots, Belt, Artifact (same as Rina)
   Special: Can be transformed into Rina
Looks like: A rather blue-ish goth girl
  Attitude: Child-like
  Thoughts: One of the first wives you can get, but fairly useless as far as
            her skill's concerned: undead are hard to come by early.
            Ballanced slots, though.
    
How to get: 
- Complete the quest The Invasion of the Thorns from Elder Evtid (in the 
village outside Castle Kronberg [where you start])
- Talk to Evtid again and accept the Troubles in the Mill quest
- Complete or fail this quest
  + Completion includes going back and forth between the mill, the magic 
  school, and Rotten Hake's hut in the forest north-west of the castle
- Talk to Rotten Hake
- If you completed the miller quest, he'll sell you Rina for 5,000 gold
- If you failed the miller quest, he'll sell you Rina for 10,000 gold

If you convert her to Rina, you can change her back to Zombie Rina by
talking to her and choosing the "Say the magic word" option.


+--------------------------+
| Rina                     |
+--------------------------+
  Location: Greenwort (Darion)
     Skill: +1 to the Speed and Initiative of Robbers and Pirates
     Slots: Armor, Boots, Belt, Artifact (same as Zombie Rina)
   Special: Can be transformed into Zombie Rina
Looks like: A rather pale-ish human girl
  Attitude: Fairly normal, supportive
  Thoughts: Can be useful if you get ahold of some robbers early on
    
How to get: After getting Zombie Rina, talk to her and choose the
"Say the spell of transformation" option.


+--------------------------+
| Feanora                  |
+--------------------------+
  Location: Marshan Swamp (Darion)
     Skill: +3 to Intellect
     Slots: Helmet, Belt/Artifact, Artifact, Artifact (same as Frog Feanora)
   Special: Occasionally transforms into Frog Feanora
Looks like: A human princess
  Attitude: Needy, submissive
  Thoughts: Great for mages. The extra artifact slots are useful if you have
            a bunch of extras (mages tend to benefit most from these)
  
How to get: 
- Accept Enchanted Love quest from Earl Argus in Arlania
- In Marshan Swamp, between the witch houses, talk to the frog
- Agree to help her free her sisters (Rescue the Frogs quest)
- Go back to Argus and he'll tell you to get a love potion from Helga
- Visit Helga in Arlania (just east of the magic range)
- Go back to Argus, navigate through his dungeon, and get the frog cage
- Return to Feanora in the Marshan Swamp and agree to marry her


+--------------------------+
| Frog Feanora             |
+--------------------------+
  Location: Marshan Swamp (Darion)
     Skill: +100% to the Attack of Snakes and Spiders
     Slots: Helmet, Belt/Artifact, Artifact, Artifact (same as Feanora)
   Special: Kiss her to turn her into Feanora
Looks like: A frog
  Attitude: Croaking
  Thoughts: Don't underestimate her. Use with Royal Snakes (they're Grrrreat!)
            and Snake Boots and she can take you most of the way through the 
            game
  
How to get: After getting Feanora, ignore her for a bit, and she'll 
transform into frog form


+--------------------------+
| Mirabella                |
+--------------------------+
  Location: Eastern Islands (Freedom Islands)
     Skill: +100% to the Attack of Pirates and Robbers
     Slots: Weapon, Boots, Belt, Regalia
   Special: None
Looks like: A redhead pirate
  Attitude: Tough, yarr!
  Thoughts: Great if you like pirates/robbers, esp. with Jackboots.
            Regalia and weapon slots (she's the first of two to have a weapon 
            slot) are very useful
  
How to get: 
Step 1: The Kraken
- Get ready for a serious fight. This one can be a toughie
- Talk to Mirabella and accept the quest "The Great Kraken"
- Talk to Captain Wetbelly, who is south of the island north-west of Mirabella
- Follow his ship (you may occasionally need to talk to him to nudge him
along) and make sure you don't block his path north-east
- When he gets past the island with the titan's museum (the big foot), the
Kraken will attack
- Kill the kraken (Good luck!)

Step 2: Kill Lucky James
- This can be done before or after the maps/black mark quests
- Optimally, you should talk to Redbeard first and accept the quest 
"The Black Mark"
- Talk to Lucky James and deliver the Black Mark
- Go back to Redbeard and tell him you've done as he asked
- Now, go back to Lucky James and kill him (and you don't have to pay
for the maps, either)
- Note: If you don't kill him, there may be some way to get more treasure
out of him, but I've not found any such way

Step 3: Return to Mirabella and propose


+--------------------------+
| Gerda                    |
+--------------------------+
  Location: Lower Hadar (Kordar)
     Skill: +1 to the Morale of Dwarves
     Slots: Shield/Regalia, Boots, Armor, Regalia
   Special: None
Looks like: A male dwarf sans beard
  Attitude: Attentive, whiney
  Thoughts: Yuck! I guess if you like dwarves and don't mind feeling dirty...
            Her slots focus more on defense and leadership
  
How to get: 
- Talk to Tadum Reg of Castle Horwest in Lower Hadar
- Accept the quest to rescue his daughter
- Use the lift just to the east of the castle 
- Enter the cave, kill the cyclopses, and talk to Gerda
- Go back to Castle Horwest and talk to Tadum and then Gerda


+--------------------------+
| Princess Neoka           |
+--------------------------+
  Location: Great Forest (Ellinia)
     Skill: +1 to the Morale of Elves
     Slots: Regalia, Regalia, Belt/Regalia, Artifact
   Special: None
Looks like: An elvish princess with a crazy hairdo
  Attitude: Royal, wordy
  Thoughts: Elves are awesome (as are hunters and dryads), esp. with a 
            Telescopic Sight and Neoka. The extra reglia slots she gives
            let you hire even more of them, too.
  
How to get: 
- As you approach the northern bit of the Great Forest, a group of hunters
will give you the quest "Break the Orinoko Seige".
- Kill the 4 sets of monsters between you and the castle
- Talk to the princess and her father to get the quest "Permission to Marry"
- Go to the middle of the Great Forest and talk to the Tree of Life
- If you haven't helped it yet, do so now 
- After you've helped the tree, it will give you permission to marry Neoka
- Go back to Castle Orinoko and talk to her father 


+--------------------------+
| Xeona                    |
+--------------------------+
  Location: Great Forest (Ellinia)
     Skill: +1 to the Morale of Demons
     Slots: Weapon, Boots, Weapon, Belt/Artifact
   Special: None
Looks like: More of an elf than Neoka
  Attitude: Naughty, submissive
  Thoughts: Demons and Archdemons are very good in end-game as they have high
            fire resistence and you'll be fighting a lot of dragons. Demons
            also hit like a 10-ton truck and can summon other demons.
            Plus, she's got two weapon slots - which could mean +10 attack
            or +10 int, along with other bonuses. 
  
How to get: 
- Defeat her in the siege of Castle Nexy in Demonis (required to continue)
- Talk to her and propose