Originally Posted by Olaus Petrus
Maybe I will at some point. Unfortunately I have too little time for playing these days and at the moment Jane Jensen's Gray Matter is occupying all of that time.
I never understood why some people try to link all the King's Quest baddies, because IMHO it's just silly. There are some real connections like family ties between Manannan and Mordack, but most of the connections were either invented by the writers of King's Quest Companion or fans. In similar manner Space Quest Companion tries to link baddies like Elmo Pug and Raemes T. Quirk to Sludge Vohaul.
In both cases it's completely unnecessary and stories work better if baddies have no connection with each other, like the game designers intended it would be. Roberta and many fans have completely different views about the Black Cloak Society's importance. Personally I feel that Companions and other material like that are bit uncanonical.
Roberta didn't even know there was about the Black Cloak Society until years later when fans brought it up. She recalled briefly musing over the idea of an organization which would've had ONLY Alhazred, Mordack and Manannan early in co-designing KQ6 with Jane Jensen, and Jensen later included it in the finished KQ6. It was never something she seemed to take that seriously, and note that neither KQ7 nor KQ8 so much as mentioned it.
KQ2+ and TSL seem to want to tie every single
villain and event of the series to the Black Cloak Society, and weave the games tightly together, and I think having all these people and events tied together actually limits the possibilities for the story going forward and makes the universe of the series that much smaller--much like Lucas did with the Star Wars prequels (IE, Anakin creating C-3PO, meeting Boba Fett as a child and making him a Clone, having Yoda fight alongside Chewbacca in the Clone Wars, etc)