Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Medallions of the Past

Medallions occasionally make appearances in various types of Nancy Drew mysteries, as well as in the books. They are highly valued pieces of ornately decorated stones or jewelry that are a treasure to its owner.

Three medallions were the center piece of the story in Treasure in the Royal Tower, where Nancy had to locate all three medallions that had belonged to Marie Antoinette, and I personally think are  most beautiful. Not only are they pretty, but they served several more purposes in the game. I won't spoil it for you in case you haven't played it yet.


In a more recent game, The Captive Curse, there is a medallion fastened as a necklace. The original medallion necklace was worn by girls who were reportedly attacked by the monster. Because of this story, there are replicas in the Castle souvenir shop. So if you wanted to lure a creepy monster to yourself, just wear a necklace!

Our next Nancy Drew game, The Shattered Medallion, has the medallion right in the title. This is another very important medallion, as you will soon learn. Obviously it is broken into five parts and has a beautiful carving on its face. What do you suppose this medallion's story is? Will it serve a purpose? Will it lure you to your death? Is it symbolic of something?
Only this will I tell you: there is more here than meets the eye.

~Little Jackalope~

3 comments:

Shainnen Somerville said...

So in all for recommendation, which games would you recommend, before MED comes out and we are all sleuthly prepared? And more here that meets the eye? Like as in more to the medallion we have to find? It kind of looks like there's a pattern on the circle, like there's something in the middle of it. A design or image of what is represents more? I know you can't say more, so I'll just be patient. Can't wait! :)

Rema Pandaface said...

That's really cool actually! My friend Rachel is turning 15 on the 24th of this month (Monday). Could you please give a birthday shoutout? That'd be totally rude. s

Anonymous said...

All the medallions are beautiful!