Ballista

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The ballista and largespear together, with a player to scale

Ballista is a gnome weapon in the Battle Field north of Gnome Maze. It is used during Tree Gnome Village quest to pierce through the wall in Khazard building to the north. The machine requires three coordinates from each Tracker gnome: height, x and y.

The huge arrow fired is called largespear. It has an examine option, but no examine text defined.

In order to fire the Ballista, repairs must first be made. Commander montai requests the player's help in obtaining some logs to make the repairs during the Tree Gnome Village quest

When the Ballista is fired, the largespear disappears for 30 game ticks, about 19 seconds. During this time, if the Ballista is attempted to be fired again, it is able to fired just fine without checking if the largespear is there or not.[1]

Once the player correctly inputs the coordinates of the Khazard defenses, and the largespear successfully crumbles the Khazard walls, the Ballista is unable to be fired again.

Messages[edit | edit source]

Prior to quest[edit | edit source]

The ballista is damaged
It cannot be used until the gnomes have finished their repairs

After giving wood to commander montai[edit | edit source]

To fire the ballista you Must first set the coordinates
Set the height coordinate to
  • coord 1
  • coord 2
  • coord 3
  • coord 4
  • coord 5
Set the x coordinate to
  • coord 1
  • coord 2
  • coord 3
  • coord 4
  • coord 5
Set the y coordinate to
  • coord 1
  • coord 2
  • coord 3
  • coord 4
  • coord 5
You fire the ballista
The huge spear flies through the air

Correct coordinates[edit | edit source]

And screams down directly into the Khazard stronghold
A deafening crash echoes over the battlefield
The front entrance is reduced to rubble

Incorrect coordinates[edit | edit source]

Straight over the khazard stronghold
Into the valleys behond[sic]
You've missed the target

After the front entrance is reduced to rubble[edit | edit source]

The ballista has been damaged, it is out of use

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The internal model name of the Ballista is "catabow", and for largespear is "catabowarrow". Both the words "Catabow" and "Ballista" seem to accurately describe the ancient medieval weaponry used by the gnome troops.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. RSC+ replay: 1e_Luis/Quests/Tree Gnome Village, 9679.1 seconds in