In King's Quest 5, in the final area of Mordack's castle, Mordack himself often shows up seemingly at random to deliver an instant Game Over in the form of Sith Lord-style death grip. Despite the apparent unpredictability of it all, however, I've heard rumors that there are actually tells and signs that can be seen that can allow one to predict and evade him consistently. Is this true? What specifically are all the signs?

  • If memory serves right you can walk out of the room before the game over, not sure though since it has been over a decade since I played KQ5. Good to see some people actually still play point and click adventures :D +1 just for that!! – Kevin Dec 19 '13 at 20:08
  • @Kevin Actually, I don't, lol. Game Grumps is doing an LP, and I've watched several other LPs and looked at TVTropes for it as well. Never touched the game myself. – Southpaw Hare Dec 19 '13 at 20:12
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    Aw well, half a point for trying. Rounded up is still 1 :D – Kevin Dec 19 '13 at 20:15

I don't know about predicting Mordack's appearance, but there are some things that will bring his attention to you, as well as the guardian's:

  • lingering in one room too long, besides his library
  • playing the organ in the downstairs hallway
  • allowing the cat Manannan to run away after seeing you

I don't think he ever appears in the dungeon or the kitchen - they're both below him.

I just replayed the game a while back. Seemed so much simpler than when I first played it!

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