Choicest VGM - VGM #157 - Quest for Glory III - Apothecary

Composed by: Rudy Helm

We now move onto the third Quest for Glory soundtrack to feature on Choicest VGM (as you can tell, I'm a big fan of the series). Wages of War takes the player's character, known as the Hero of Spielberg, to the tropical region of East Fricana, a region obviously influenced by Ancient Egyptian and Maasai cultures. He first starts off in the Liontaur city of Tarna where the local apothecary is a man known as Salim Nafs who happens to be a stereotypical hippie: He sports a scraggly beard, wears tie-dyed clothes, only eats vegetables, promotes peace at every opportunity and likes to smoke drugs. Salim eventually makes a return in Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire and is voiced by one of my favourite voice actors: Steve Blum.

The music that plays when you visit the Apothecary is also interesting as it has a very similar bass line to the famous 1967 song by Jefferson Airplane, "White Rabbit". This is probably no coincidence considering the song "White Rabbit" is all about taking drugs and often associated with hippies.

Thanks to Sierra On-Line and Quest Studios for providing these memorable tracks.