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FAQ/Walkthrough by ASchultz

Version: 1.0.0 | Updated: 04/30/03

Magic Candle FAQ version 1.0.0
(with walkthrough and everything)
by Andrew Schultz schultza@earthlink.net

Information extracted for the *Commodore 64* version. Some details may 
be different for the PC and Apple versions, especially the bugs, but the 
locations and strategies should be completely portable.

Please do not reproduce this FAQ for profit without my prior consent. 
However, if you write a polite e-mail to me referring to me(and this 
FAQ) by name, then I will probably say OK. But if I ignore you that 
means no--and I am bad about answering e-mail. Sorry.

** AD SPACE **
my web site: http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Exhibit/2762


This is a text document for (hopefully) relatively easy downloading and 
off site viewing. But I thought Magic Candle was a complex enough game 
that it merited a non-text guide. The developing one is at:

Download whatever you want from it for personal use.

Also I cannot recommend enough Jason Spangler's site.






    1-4. EMULATION




    2-1. BASICS



    2-4. COMBAT

      2-4-1. PREPARATION

      2-4-2. MOVING AROUND








    3-5. OTHER STUFF




  5. LISTS


    5-2. LIST OF ITEMS


    5-4. SPELL LIST









    8-1. CASTLES

    8-2. TOWNS

    8-3. VILLAGES



    9-1. DUNGEONS






    11-2. CHANT CHEATS










  Rings of Zilfin preceeded Magic Candle--it was more of a trading game 
where you traveled down fixed roads and only gave you one character. It 
was also insanely hard until you figured out some good trades, but many 
of the monster and mushroom names made the cut to Magic Candle. Keys to 
Maramon is unofficially "Magic Candle 1 1/2," with more emphasis on 
fighting. It's a legitimate prequel. Magic Candle II looks at what 
happened to the Four and Forty, whose absence caused the potential 
catastrophe you are assigned to fix in Magic Candle. Magic Candle III 
continues on the same themes. Bloodstone, according to the-
underdogs.org, uses the same engines of this. But I can't evaluate the 
last four, although I'd like to be able to some day.


    After reading Wyvern's FAQ of Magic Candle, which was packed with 
information well for its size and time written(the writing tools at 
one's disposal these days are tremendous,) it occurred to me as I began 
to write more guides that it didn't quite have everything.  Dungeon maps 
might be useful, as well as a quick walkthrough. The maps seemed 
impractical at first until I was able to manipulate them with a 
Commodore emulator and save states. Dialogs seemed opaque even with a 
hex editor until I found a way to decode them. But I did not want to re-
write what was already there, and on replaying this game there were 
questions evident to someone trying to get his groove back after 
thirteen years. Some things, such as party selection and NPC evaluation, 
were straightforward. The dungeons and left-out keywords were another 

    If there are any typos in the game script, it's probably the 
Commodore's fault. Everything is checked against some extensive save 
state info.

    WARNING: the quick walkthrough spoils a lot of what is so fun about 
the game. Read it at the peril of losing a lot of the enjoyment 
discovering stuff in Magic Candle provides. Although I'll try to make up 
for some of that enjoyment with humor, only use the walkthrough if 
you've already played the game and want to sift through memories, or you 
want to plow through it. I've found that once you know certain 
information about what's relevant, Magic Candle is very easy to plan 
completion for, and a good start can really get you rolling. But there's 
still the getting through--and doing so efficiently. The dungeon rooms 
provide some nasty combat challenges. Then there are stray mushroom 
patches to find and even seeing if you can cut any tasks out.


  Magic Candle doesn't just have unique graphics, although the roofs in 
the 3/4 perspective are a great use of tiles. It manages to tweak 
standard mythic cultures, and every location has a great name. MC even 
rewards heroism(or punishes last-minute goofiness) for its own sake in 
ways Ultima IV couldn't; for instance, your charisma is boosted when you 
free a town from an enemy tower that holds it captive. The game also 
punishes greed or selfishness in some amusing cases that I don't want to 
spoil for you just yet. It also allows your party to split up and do 
their own things. The seemingly haphazard ways to travel also force you 
to think of a way to maximize your efforts, and choosing companions is 
fun. There are enough 'hooks' to improve that the game is appealing, and 
given how your party formation matters more than in just combat(which 
also allows considerable maneuvering--align players right and a tough 
battle is won before it starts) Magic Candle achieves an admirable stab 
at realism that still allows the player to imagine the rest--and want 

  The only annoyance in Magic Candle is how you can knock on a door in a 
village, get the person's name right, enter, and be rebuffed. It's the 
same at every hour. And sometimes the letter controls are goofy, and 
ship travel takes too long(i.e. 2 days to travel a distance took you 3 
hours to walk.)

    1-4. EMULATION

    Apple emulation of this game should be straightforward;  there is a 
"crack" disk that will allow you to bypass the annoying copyright 
protection, especially distressing since there is no way to tell which 
page is which from the original manual on the web.  With the Commodore, 
you can use a tool that is in fact effective for Apple or Commodore in 
general:  the save state.  Use save states instead of the "save game" 
option, since the program only asks for the verification when you try to 
restore a game.  Although you shut down the Commodore emulator, the 
program never really considers that you restart.

    Saving states is also useful in dungeons or in combats, and it can 
easily cut down the time and risk you need to take to explore, which may 
spoil some of the fun.  However, if you get addicted to save states and 
shift them around, problems may be created when you use a save state and 
the character disk changes--you wind up with two copies of Alhan and 
Kruga is deleted, for instance, which is not fun. Generally if you 
switch from one point in a game to a previous one and then mess with the 
character roster, you may be in trouble. So just make sure you're not 
ruining the character roster when you change things around. It's OK to 
go to past parts of the game but make sure the big party changing 
decisions are taken seriously.

    VICE + arnold.c64.org images work for Commodore.
    ApplePC + asimov.apple.net images(cracked) works for Apple.

    As for cracking the PC version--www.theunderdogs.org has a manual 
where you can guess at when pages stop/start.  Maybe if it were scanned 
as PDF, that would be even more helpful. But Jason Spangler's site(see 
below) has a cracking executable that bypasses the copy protection.

  Also if you choose to use the Commodre emulator, be aware that the 
keys are a bit different. SHIFT-7 gives the apostrophe, and you must 
type = to get a dash. On VICE the ALT-W(warp) may be necessary to bring 
the thing to a reasonable speed after disk loads. But you need to turn 
it off for regular action. And you need to beware of double-typing stuff 
on 200% which is the most comfortable speed for everything except typing 
conversations. At times when you do that, you have to back up your 
cursor because your hand slipped, and the person you're asking won't get 
the question.

  The Commodore, you should note, also automatically capitalizes the 
first word you type, but if you back up over it, that changes. Don't 
worry about this for accuracy; even though the thing insists you type 
out "RITUAL OF AWARENESS" in one case and is ponderously slow, it's not 
case sensitive.


  Magic Candle is a thoroughly complex game for the time it was 
released, and this FAQ would have not been possible without the hard 
work that preceeded it. I've mentioned Jason Spangler's page before and 
must recommend it again.


  He has allowed me to use the information on his page, including the 
scans of the clue book--which I used in creating a list of the 
teleports. It also has a general big-picture map of all the overworld.

  WordPad should be able to open up the manual with the mysterious 
'.wri' extension although I may ask Jason and see about saving it in 
HTML form later. Reading the manual is very useful and entertaining as 
well, so don't be shy about it. It features amusing friendly infighting 
among many of the NPC's that you may ask to join your party.

  I also have a weakness in my heart for my own sub-site:


  It contains graphical maps, and you can open up one browser for this 
walkthrough and another for the pictures. Then use the alt-tab key to 
move between the two.

  You may download the pictures for your own personal use, but please 
don't pass them off as your own work!


  The game encodes conversations ingeniously in the Apple and Commodore 
versions. It counts a 01 byte as TH, 02 as ER, 03 as RE, 04 as HE, 05 as 
ST, and 06 as SH. This also discourages hacking to discover important 
information as these are two common letter sequences. Also small letters 
in the file became a space and that letter...and periods forced a 
capital letter. So conversations were a bit packed in. I think dungeon 
rooms were packed in with a (number of squares:icon number) algorithm.

  The world is also a pretty big place. 

OUTSIDE MAP    = 19065 squares(155x123)
DUNGEON MAPS   = 90854 squares(I trimmed some edges on this)
                       (range from 35x35 to 64x64 minus one 20x30)
CASTLES        = 6400 (4 40x40)
TOWNS/VILLAGES = 29946 (Port Avur 64x64, all others 40x40 to 50x50)
DUNGEON ROOMS  = 18200 (7x13, ~200)
TOTAL          = 164465 which is rather large for an early game, up 
there with Legacy of the Ancients, and it has good variety. All the 
added dialogue makes it feel even bigger.


    2-1. BASICS

  The commands are listed on the lower left part of the screen. Just 
type the first letter of a command to do something. They change when you 
change locations. Walking is the default and uses arrows.


  On an emulator you can frequently use time-warping for moving down a 
road as long as you flee. It's awkward to try to move quickly but 200% 
on the Commodore is good for a quick typer who barely touches the keys.

  Lots of times you'll need to get in the groove by repeating an action 
several times, i.e. see which characters need which mushrooms and having 
each one eat by-mushroom.


  What I call dungeon sliding or side-walling is one of the most useful 
tricks in the game. You'll note there are narrow passages where only one 
party member can squeeze through, but you can break up when it's not 
necessary for substantial benefit as well. Let's say you want to go 
through a hallway, but you keep getting ambushed. There's a way around 
that even if you're walking on the same squares.

  Let's take a chute first. Say you know or suspect it's ahead. If 1 
goes up to v he'll fall in. But let's divide the party up and go 2U2R. 
Now we can pass by the portal. The only square that is a tripwire is the 
'v.' But in fact I can be even more specific. Let's say 3 and 6 disband 
and go north. They're not touching v but they still hit the chute. 
What's important is if the UPPER LEFT SQUARE IN THE FORMATION touches a 
trigger square. If they went 2U(1 or 2L)2U then they would step on what 
I call the trigger square with no effect. Going up from D will have no 
effect either.

 (A)   (B)   (C)   (D)

Xv  X Xv  X Xv ^X Xv  X 
X   X X 12X X  3X X23 X
X   X X 45X X  6X X56 X
X123X X  3X X12 X X1  X
X456X X  6X X45 X X4  X

  You can also pass by by dividing your party with a horizontal line. 
Below remove 4, 5 and 6 from the party and move in. Then 4, 5 and 6 can 
move to the top and past and rejoin on the other side of the trap.

  I will call the methods left/right(making left and right factions) or 
up/down(equal up and down factions) division as I go through the 
walkthrough. Generally in a horizontal corridor, up/down division works, 
but in a vertical one, you use left/right.

  There are some tricks where you can maybe jump over an obstacle, and 
they are what make the walls need to be so thick. For instance, with 

  1 . .
  2 . .

  If there's a wall of energy in your way, one thick, you can skip over 
it by going up to it and re-forming.

1 E . => . E 1
2 E .    . E 2

  You can also hop over snakes similarly or just not have to cast as 
many spells--or maybe even any.

456X <= break off 1-5. Lead 3-6 through the snakes and when on the other 
side switch back, dump 1-4, go north and rejoin. Then let 1-4 come up 
and rejoin. It's a bit taxing, but it can be done.

  Rearrangement can also help a party stuck on water. Say 1-4 are here.

  1 2 3
  4 5 6

  Dispatch 1-4 and let 5 and 6 walk away. Then dispatch 1,4 from 1-4 and 
let 2/3 walk away--it's OK to walk OFF water but not ON it. Then

1 . .    . . .
4 . . => . 1 4 (can't re-form on water)

  But this last bit is finery. The main thing to master and remember; 
keep to a wall in unfamiliar dungeons and split up a party to explore 
ahead. If any corner square is in a wall, you won't trip an ambush, 
teleportal or trap...until maybe Khazan. Then you can probably rely on 
the wall on the opposite side.

  In general, I determine SIDE-WALLING to mean that you will walk around 
with your party split up and with some of the unfilled positions in your 
current formation in a wall. Most traps aren't set up to deal with a 
full party that walks through walls, and who would enter a dungeon with 
less than a full party?

    2-4. COMBAT

      2-4-1. PREPARATION

  Many of these points will seem obvious, but when you get caught up in 
strategizing or puzzle solving, you can forget.

1. make sure your spellcasters have sermins before starting.
2. before a tough combat, eat mushrooms and save the game. I've gone in 
and lost and retried only to find what I'd eaten after saving was no 
longer effective! Similarly the second time through a tough combat I've 
forgotten to draw my weapons in the rush to get started.
3. be sure to have shields for everyone before facing magic.
4. have an extra pick for dungeon rooms as well as loka/medicin. 
Accidents do happen when you fetch your just reward.
5. starting formation is important. If you need to cast spells to soften 
hand-to-hand monsters up, stay back and be ready to use bows. But for 
strong spellcasters later on that don't just buckle under to spells, 
you'll have to start off close to them.
6. after visiting a god, be sure to check if you can get new weapons.

  If you want to save game time, you can perform operations in a dungeon 
room. But later on in the game when I got flush with supplies, I had 
everyone eat nifts before a big fight even if I knew my spellcasters 
hadn't gotten hit. No need to micromanage--you can't take nifts with you 
at the end of the game, especially on the Commodore/Apple versions which 
never got the sequels.

  For overland encounters(guards at a pass) or tower fights/ambushes, 
you can save right before the incident and enter until you get a fight 
you like(numbers or placement in your favor.)

      2-4-2. MOVING AROUND

  There are three sorts of combat: outside, dungeon room, and dungeon 
ambush. I'll group in tower fights with dungeon ambushes. Outside combat 
allows lots of space, and if you have bows you should retreat and wait 
for the bad guys to come at you. Generally few will have missile 
attacks...if a cyclops or zebani does line up with you, you can actually 
get ALL your party to line up with him and keep moving out of the way, 
especially if you have good dexterity. He'll cut in and probably not 

  In dungeons it's a bit more crowded(7x13,) and you'll have to make use 
of the vulnerability of trapped combatants. Here are ways to trap a 
combatant. I assume here that 1-6 are your main characters, 4 is the 
archer, and 5-6 are magic users. X is the wall. Then:

XXX  <-The orc is trapped. The next hit gets him.

XXX <- The orc is trapped here too.

2    O
XXXXXX <- The orc is trapped if you shoot at him but not if you attack 
with a sword.

  Oh--one thing about arrows. They can hit the guy behind--friend or 
foe. Below 4 can shoot 2 if the orc ducks.

x 2  O 4    X

  Smarter monsters(i.e. spellcasters) may jump out of a corner if they 
can; in general monsters can move diagonally at you, which isn't always 
an advantage. Zebanis, who have missile attacks, do this, and it can 
leave them open to manual attacks instead of bows and spells.

  You also have to be aware of a nonlinear spell being blocked. Let's 
say you want to cast a spell at a Zorlim in the corner, but a fountain 
is blocking your way.

  This is also relevant in ambushes; however in some such cases monsters 
may try to align vertically with you and wind up trapped behind a wall. 
I really push the envelope on ambushes, often restarting from my save 
point or save state if I fall into one.

  The need for Gonshis is more urgent when you enter a dungeon room from 
the side, as rooms are wider, and monsters can be eight paces away 
instead of four.

  Wizards can be useful late in combat to trap in a monster. If there 
are a lot of opponents that hang back, a spellcaster can move to trap 
them and make it easier for you to finish off. Keep them with mirgets 
and luffins, too, so if a monster does approach, they can do serious 
one-time damage without using a spell.


  Casting spells isn't all pyrotechnics. With many spells and manual 
attacks having fixed values, you can often figure out how many turns you 
have to kill bad guys. Coupled with gonshis(4 spells you can cast or 4 
attacks or attack+move=5) you can decide who to liquidate on your first 
turn. This all may affect which spells you initially want to recall. 
Let's say you do 45 damage with a fireball but there are enemies in the 
next dungeon room with fifty hit points.


  It's almost never the best strategy to let 1 move first and then go 
with the rest. One common tactic is, if you have gonshis and especially 
luffins/mirgets, to take out front-guarding weaker monsters and have 
your fighters run at the spellcasters behind them. In the example below, 
say 1 has a luffin and mirget and gonshi. He can run at the orc and 
overkill it(a mirget-less hit would have done easily) and then have a 
swing at the hibliss. Then 5 can try to chip at its shields with 

  Or 5 can move first, wipe out the orc with one blow, and 1 can run at 
and kill the hibliss, perhaps leaving 5 to knock off something else.

5 1 O I

  There's another odd case where you can trap a bad guy in.



  Timing depends on your slowest person's speed and the terrain. Two may 
win this booby prize, and even if no one else is close, the whole party 
will suffer. It's usually your wizards who are the slowest. However 
speed * time is not constant. In fact as your wizards get faster you can 
really whiz around. On daylight after having found the three locations 
to increase speed, with Tamar and Dokas both having eaten Drelins, you 
only take ten minutes walking on the road.

Drelins = +3 speed
night = -1 speed
tired = -1 speed

  As for energy used--there's a little bug where the energy used doesn't 
show up if you try to flee but an obstacle appears in the way. However, 
you don't use any time this way(another bug--fleeing into combat loses 
1/2 your time,) and so occasionally it's useful if you're trying to get 
somewhere quickly. Also it helps you spend even less time on a road, and 
you can flee into a town with no time loss at all.

--5 minutes if you try to buy something and decline
--15 minutes if you do buy something
--5 minutes if everybody wants to eat an item
--100 ticks(8 hrs 20 mins) to train for charisma or learning
--2 days to learn fighting
--3 days to learn magic

  On a tangential note, people appear/disappear in towns on the hour, 
and you get paid for working on the hour--even if you started at, say, 


  Walkwater receives one move per magic user's ten points.
  Teleport allows passage in the following diagonal directions.
  90+: 6x4(whole screen)
  70+: 5x4
  50+: 4x3
  30+: 3x3
  10+: 2x2
  Shatter hits a monster for a random damage between 0 and (your spell 
power - 1) inclusive.
  Fireball hits your opponent for 5 + (spell power / 2) damage.
  Zapall hits your opponent for (spell power / 4) damage.


  For regular learning, skill improvement = learning / 5, except in the 
case of charisma. For charisma, improvement = (learning / 8) + 2.

  Learning increases 10 points for a wizard and takes 100 ticks. It 
increases 7 points for a human or elf and 4 for a dwarf and 6 for 
halflings. Charisma also takes 100 ticks but gives 14 for 99 learning--
you're probably best off getting to 99 learning early on and then 
getting some charisma later(in fact you may only need to get 2 
improvements for the fast walkthrough, 75 is the maximum charisma 
required so no one blows you off, 55 is strictly necessary for the 
elves' guild, and any more is only useful for haggling, but you should 
gain cash quickly,) as in the meantime you can memorize spells.

  It takes 1 point less of energy to cast a spell for every 4 points of 
magic skill you gain up to 80. However you cannot go below 1.
  It takes 1 unit(5 minutes) less of time for every 4 points you learn. 
However you cannot go below 3.

  Ishban with 99 learn is

         | LEARN  | ENERGY
SPELL    |  0  99 |  0  80
(SABANO) +---+----+-------
FEAR     | 40| 16 | 50| 30
CONFUSE  | 50| 26 | 40| 20
SHATTER  | 35| 11 | 30| 10
REPEL    | 30|  6 | 25|  5
LOCATE   | 40| 16 | 30| 10
ASSESS   | 25|  3 | 20|  1
(ISHBAN) +---+----+---+---
FIREBALL | 33|  9 | 30|  6
TELEPORT | 60| 36 | 25|  6
HEAL     | 30|  6 | 50| 26
WEAKEN   | 25|  3 | 35| 11
VISION   | 50| 26 | 25|  6
FREEZE   | 50| 26 | 90| 66
(DEMARO) +---+----+---+---
ENERGY   | 25|  3 | 30| 10
PIERCE   | 25|  3 | 25|  5
DISAPPR  | 55| 31 | 40| 30
WALKWATR | 42| 18 | 35| 15
SHIELD   | 30|  6 | 25|  5
RESURRCT | 75| 51 | 90| 70
(ZOXINN) +---+----+---+---
ZOFIR    | 45| 21 | 55| 35
ZAPALL   | 65| 41 | 65| 45
ZENGRL   | 60| 36 | 50| 30
ZISHOXE  | 55| 31 | 50| 30
ZEFOAR   | 60| 36 | 50| 30
ZUTYUN   | 70| 46 | 75| 55


Weapon/Item |  Buy | Sell
Brom Bow    |  400 |  300
Great Axe   |  525 |  400
Brennix     |  N/A | 3000<=but don't be a fool. Keep it!

  You can sell back an item--wear and tear does not affect price.

Selling prices for supplies are never based on charisma. Instead, they 
are determined by town. But of course you can't sell too many supplies, 
only pearls and gems. Buying prices for supplies are based on charisma. 
If charisma=5 you get no discount, but above that you get a little 
something. Some items give more of a discount than others.

Item     | High price | Low price
b=potion |  35 for 12 | 21
c=gonshi |  40 for 12 | 26
d=sermin |  30 for 24 | 21
l=mirget |  52 for  6 | 36
m=nift   |  50 for 12 | 33
n=luffin |  40 for 12 | 26
p=loka   |  72 for  6 | 51
q=drelin |  45 for 12 | 36
s=pearl  |         50 | 26
0=blanket|         70 | 51
2=pick   |         95 | 71
3=boot   |        150 | 111
4=shovel |         55 | 41
5=lens   |        230 | 181
6=medicin|  55 for  6 | 36

Town           | Pearl | Topaz | Ruby | Emerald | Diamond
Port Avur      |    20 |    60 |  125 |     190 |     400
Delkona        |    40 |    20 |  153 |     333 |     766
Merg           |    20 |    75 |  110 |     210 |     390
Knessos        |    35 |    65 |   95 |     200 |     475
Keof           |    33 |  66?? |  133 |     233 |     560

Sumruna 30 80 135 210 500
* = best price
    3-5. OTHER STUFF

  Here's how people improve each time they meet a god, with the maximum 
they can improve to:
You, Nazim       5/  9/  2/  6
Ziyx,Eflun,      2/  8/  1/  5
  Tamas,Dokar,Madir   /   /
Nehor,Lupi       4/  8/  3/ 10
Sakar,Kruga      8/  9/  2/  8
Dalin,Rogga,     7/  8/  1/  7
  Yulig?          /   /   /
Alhan,Eldai?     3/  7/  3/  7
Amad,Ben?        4/  8/  2/  7
Rexor,Nagi?      6/  8/  1/  5
Jimbo/Min/Nimmo? 3/  7/  3/ 11
Miko             4/  6/  3/ 10
Rasul: ?

  Dwarves tire when energy = 24, humans at 19, elves and wizards at 14, 
and halflings at 11. When you're tired you can't do anything and forget 
any spell you might have learnt if you are sleeping.


  An important part of getting through the game is learning to multi-
task. Have some people do something while others are split apart maybe 
studying or learning skills. A weakness of this is if a party is 
attacked, but on the other hand you can have some party members being 
productive when they're not 100% necessary for the quest.


--people with professions can work in various towns. Port Avur is a 
great place for this. Keof's carpentry shop pays 9 an hour, which is 
great, but it's a bit inconvenient. Port Avur has 3 different places to 
work and companions from the castle can fill in all of them.
--you can also have mages wait around and memorize spells while other 
people are going on a quest. Check up on your mages and make sure they 
don't get tired, or all this will be useless. Leave them with some 
--the start of the game is best for this, as is at the Crystal Castle 
when you get new members and need them to memorize spells.
--you can even look ahead from a dungeon room although that is not 
always practical.


--Unfortunately you can't switch every other move--it would require an 
inane amount of disk loading.
  5. LISTS


Here are the statistics for the people you will find in the Royal 
Castle(companions A-L:)

I've shortened the table from the actual view so that everything would 
fit on one line.  Attributes where the current equals the maximum when 
you start out(strength, stamina, agility, dexterity and speed) are only 
shown once, and everyone has a maximum 99 HUNT and LEARN.  Race 
abbreviations should be pretty obvious as well.

People shown below are divided up into Royal Castle dwellers, Crystal 
Castle folks, and you.

     | S| S|     |     |AG|     |     |  |LE|DEX|SPE|BO|R/C
     | T| T|     |     |IL|     |CHAR |HU|AR|TER|  E|OK|R/C
ZIYX |04|30|20/45|00/00|03|50/99|07/30|00|25|30 |07 |S |WIZ/MAGE
NAZIM|15|35|35/80|30/80|05|20/80|15/99|70|20|25 |10 |  |MAN/RANGER
JIMBO|10|25|30/60|30/75|08|00/00|30/99|50|20|20 |10 |  |HAL/CARPENTER
NEHOR|14|30|20/75|50/99|08|15/80|10/60|60|30|40 |11 |  |ELF/RANGER
SAKAR|25|50|45/99|15/80|10|00/00|05/50|10|15|35 |09 |  |DWA/FIGHTER
DALIN|22|45|40/99|15/80|09|00/00|10/50|20|15|30 |09 |  |DWA/METALSMITH
MIN  |09|25|30/60|20/75|08|00/00|33/99|50|30|20 |10 |  |HAL/TAILOR
EFLUN|10|30|30/45|00/00|05|35/99|04/30|00|20|20 |08 |D |WIZ/MAGE
ALHAN|10|30|20/75|42/99|07|20/80|10/60|25|15|30 |11 |  |ELF/GEMCUTTER
AMAD |20|40|35/80|35/80|06|00/00|04/99|00|10|35 |09 |  |MAN/MERCENARY
REXOR|18|35|35/80|25/80|06|00/00|25/99|10|15|30 |09 |  |MAN/KNIGHT
MIKO |14|30|25/60|25/75|09|00/00|30/99|40|25|20 |10 |  |HAL/METALSMITH
KRUGA|42|60|55/99|30/80|12|00/00|05/50|10|20|45 |11 |  |DWA/FIGHTER
BEN  |30|50|45/80|40/80|10|00/00|05/99|05|05|35 |10 |  |MAN/MERCENARY
RASUL|14|40|35/80|25/80|07|00/00|30/99|10|35|30 |09 |  |MAN/TAILOR
MADIR|15|40|35/45|00/00|07|35/99|10/30|00|25|35 |08 |D |WIZ/MAGE
LUPI |22|45|35/75|55/99|10|25/80|15/60|70|25|45 |12 |  |ELF/RANGER
NIMMO|18|40|30/60|40/75|09|00/00|40/99|15|30|30 |11 |  |HAL/GEMCUTTER
YULIG|36|55|55/99|30/80|10|00/00|10/50|20|25|40 |09 |  |DWA/GEMCUTTER
ELDAI|18|45|30/75|45/99|09|25/80|15/60|15|20|35 |11 |  |ELF/CARPENTER
TAMAS|12|45|35/45|00/00|08|45/99|05/30|00|35|35 |08 |I |WIZ/MAGE
NAGI |30|50|45/80|20/80|08|00/00|35/99|25|25|30 |09 |  |MAN/KNIGHT
DOKAR|12|45|30/45|00/00|09|40/99|10/30|00|70|40 |08 |S |WIZ/MAGE
ROGGA|38|55|55/99|30/80|09|00/00|05/50|25|20|60 |10 |  |DWA/METALSMITH
LUKAS|16|35|35/80|35/80|06|20/80|20/99|50|30|35 |09 |  |MAN/RANGER

Each one has a cute little blurb, too:

ZIYX: I am Ziyx, the arch mage.I am old so my speed is not what it used 
to be. However, my magical skill is still unmatched.
NAZIM: Greetings (you), it's good to see you my friend.My hunting skill 
can feed your party.
JIMBO: Salutations (you), I can keep your group warm when you must camp 
NEHOR: I am Nehor of Trilliad. My skill of archery is well known among 
my kin.
SAKAR: Garvath (you), slaying orcs and trolls is my favorite activity.
DALIN: Hello (you), my skill at the forge may provide coins when in 
MIN: I am the best tailor east of Oshmar.
EFLUN: I have the spell to resurrect the fallen in combat.
ALHAN: I am a gem cutter by trade, but note my skill with the bow.
AMAD: I normally expect to get paid for my services. But this once, I 
shall serve for no reward!
REXOR: To die for a cause such as yours is the dream of every knight!
MIKO: I am not a magic user or a mighty warrior. Yet, I am certain I can 

KRUGA: Hail [char], there is none to match my strength.
BEN: I may not be as strong as a dwarf, but I sure know how to fight!
RASUL: I can learn to fight, but can a fighter learn my craft?
MADIR: I fight with spells and swords.
LUPI: None can match my skill with my brom bow!
NIMMO: I am the best halfling warrior you will ever find!
YULIG: I can fight as well as i cut gems!
ELDAI: I am a craftsman. But I am also a magic user and a weapon 
TAMAS: I conjure the best fireball in all the Deruvias!
NAGI: I can charm or harm the devil, when I want!
DOKAR: I learn spells faster than anybody!
ROGGA: I am strong, fast, and I hate orcs!

[Please allow me to join your quest as a member of your party.]

You as an everyman also start out with 50 shield and 10 sermins, which 
is nice.

Now which of the five should you choose to start your mission?  That's 
actually a different question from which you should choose to get it 
going.  You can probably sacrifice at least ten days just to preparing 
your squad in easy mode, stockpiling mushrooms, etc. with people who 
have professions.

 * The best laboring party should have a large variety of professions: 
NEHOR/DALIN/MIN/ALHAN/ZIYX.  After getting supplies from the King, you 
can quickly run to Port Avur, buy armor, train, work and rest a lot.
 * The strongest combat party(i.e. the one to get you to the Crystal 
Castle) seems to be LUKAS/SAKAR/REXOR/DALIN/NEHOR/ZIYX.  I'll describe a 
finesse later where you can avoid having to use Eflun extensively, who 
can be useless in combat before you get another spell book--and once you 
get that spell book, it'll be close to time to trade up.  His slot is 
better used with a fighter if you want to get through the game quickly, 
and he's only really necessary for casting shield spells.  The resurrect 
spells are nice, but 1)they're a lot less necessary if you've got extra 
fighting power and 2) since the Crystal Castle characters are stronger 
it's not worth getting him another spell book.  However, if you wish to 
avoid spoilers, Eflun will come in handy.
 * No one character is a real stinker, relatively speaking, at the 
beginning.  They are all trumped later on by Crystal Castle characters, 
but you have no truly bad choices unless you combine too many of one 
profession or ability or just outright forget about magic.
 * NAZIM is a decent choice, but he is pretty much pareto-dominated by 
you.  Although his hunting skill is good, Nehor's is about the same, and 
hunting isn't that useful anyway.
 * AMAD is pretty strong for a human, but dwarves are better in combat.
 * MIKO's charisma may come in handy, but if you have DALIN in the party 
his smithing ability is less useful, and if you have ALHAN or NEHOR then 
his bow skills are relatively diminished.  He is a bit stronger than 
JIMBO, though, but I like to take NEHOR and give him armor immediately 
as you can only have three people bringing home the bacon early 
on(carpenters can only be hired in Keof.)

Now on to the guys you'll find at the Crystal Castle.  The elimination 
process is a bit tougher here.

  * BEN is overall pretty weak.
  * RASUL's a bit wimpy too, and carpentry is not the most convenient 
  * ELDAI's an interesting Jack-of-all-Trades.  But Lupi has the brom 
bow and better magic.
  * KRUGA vs. NAGI seems to be a tough decision;  stats versus armor.  
I'd ditch NAGI because even though he has the better armor, that can and 
will be improved later in the game.  KRUGA will always have a nice 
statistical edge.
  * NIMMO has good charisma, but you can improve that on your own once 
you return to Pheron.  You may possibly want to use him to get into 
Meardom your first time back and then switch to LUPI once you've trained 
your own up.
  * MADIR is obviously the weakest of the three mages.  His relative 
advantage in fighting skills doesn't mean much.
  * YULIG's gemcutter skills could come in handy but unfortunately he 
doesn't have quite the statistics of a pure fighter.
  * This leaves a party of LUKAS/KRUGA/ROGGA/LUPI/DOKAR/TAMAS.  You may 
not be able to cast resurrect until you find the Book of Demaro, but I 
find the offensive strategy(combined with saving after a critical fight) 
works best.
  * Congratulations!  You're now not only the leader but also the lame-o 
of the group. Unless...well, you HAVE been following my advice and 
training? That will help a bit.

    5-2. LIST OF ITEMS

  This isn't always logical or connected--i.e. why are the shapes broken 
up? But I thought I'd give a nonspoiler list of what does what.

A = none
B = potion(heals all hit points unless diseased/poisoned)
C = gonshi(offers extra attacks for one round)
D = sermin(restores energy to 99 unless starving/poisoned/diseased)
E = pyramid(used with teleportal)
F = sphere(used with teleportal)
G = cr dust(crystal dust, no use in combat or travel)
H = cube(used with teleportal)
I = S. Ash(Shir-Aka Ash, no use in combat or travel)
J = Amulet(white amulet, no use in combat or travel)
K = Hoyam(hoyam essence, no use in combat or travel)
L = mirget
M = nift(two standard attacks do no harm)
N = luffin
O = rope, which helps you cross chasms. Noncheaters may need several for 
various mountain ranges.
P = loka. Cures poison which cuts down hit points to 0.
Q = drelin. Lets a party member go faster(+3 speed.) To conserve them, 
give only to your slowest or those with <3 speed greater than your 
slowest--your speed is determined by the slowest member, so someone who 
*can* but won't break the speed record doesn't need one.
R = star(star key, no general travel use)
S = pearl. Useless special power with the "magic" of technology, but you 
can sell for a profit.
T = topaz, appropriately. Good to sell.
U = rUby. Very good to sell.
V = emerald. Fetches a day's salary at least.
W = diamond. Makes you rich fast when you sell.
X = hammer. No general travel use.
Y = Dream dust. No general travel use.
Z = Cloak. Not useful until...
0 = blanket. buy at general store--lets you get energy>50 while sleeping
1 = circlet. No general travel use.
2 = pick. Use it on chests in dungeon rooms. You probably need just one.
3 = boot. Get one for each party member for lava filled areas.
4 = shovel. Get just one and use it to dig when you get a dungeon 
treasure map/instructions.
5 = lens. Use it at the temple altar--or one other place--to learn 
chants you'll need.
6 = medicin. Cures disease(i.e. hit by hraffel which cuts down energy to 
1/2.) Probably won't need too many.
7 = pass. Get it from the Port Avur guard house and use it at the jail.
8 = Lens. Need it to read some small writings.
9 = medicin. Used to combat disease. Disease reduces maximum energy to 


  Thanks to Jason Spangler and, down the chain, the guy who dropped the 
hint book on him for this. No comments on what passages are best to use 
here, just what goes where.

  Cube Pyramid Cube -> Rosus 093, 034
  Sphere Sphere Sphere -> Shendy 019, 088
  Sphere Pyramid Pyramid -> Udar 128, 107
  Sphere Sphere Pyramid -> Pheron 007, 025

  Cube Pyramid Sphere -> Fubernel 067, 080
  Sphere Pyramid Pyramid -> Selderad 124, 030
  Pyramid Sphere Cube -> Trilliad 093, 069
  Pyramid Cube Sphere -> Pheron 021, 024

  Pyramid Cube Sphere -> Isles of Ice 009, 098
  Sphere Pyramid Cube -> Pheron 023, 009
  Cube Pyramid Cube -> Selderad 133, 032
  Cube Cube Cube -> Yberton 129, 090

  Sphere Sphere Sphere -> Port Avur N/A
  Sphere Sphere Cube -> Yberton 138, 096
  Pyramid Cube Pyramid -> Shendy 008, 087

  The portal to Yberton is east of the Crystal Castle, with no guards 
stationed to hassle you as you slip back in. I think going to Crezimas 
after Khazan is a good idea, putting two important dungeons together. 
It's pretty easy to shuttle between the two, in fact, and late in the 
game it's really necessary for expedient completion. The other two are 
good panic retreats. Of course you can always leave and rest a bit on 
Fubernel before attacking Shadrum. But in fact the distance to Keof is 
about the same as the distance to Delkona if you'd exited.

  Cube Cube Cube -> Merg N/A
  Pyramid Sphere Pyramid -> Fubernel 058, 071
  Cube Pyramid Pyramid -> Hidden Vale 109, 094
  Sphere Sphere Cube -> Pheron 007, 023

Khiriss: (ok)
  Sphere Cube Cube -> Fubernel 066, 075
  Sphere Cube Pyramid -> Trilliad 127, 063
  Pyramid Pyramid Pyramid -> Shendy 012, 075
  Pyramid Cube Pyramid -> Shertuz 055, 035

  Cube Pyramid Sphere -> Fubernel 045, 082
  Pyramid Sphere Pyramid -> Knessos N/A
  Pyramid Sphere Cube -> Kendar 069, 061
  Cube Cube Sphere -> Udar 144, 116

  Cube Sphere Cube -> Kendar 074, 035
  Cube Cube Cube -> Hidden Vale 109, 094
  Sphere Pyramid Sphere -> Meram 044, 051
  Pyramid Sphere Sphere -> Rosus 105, 036

  The official destination of CSC is "Bay of Meric." This place may be 
useful to get to the Hidden Vale or(during the brick buildings quest) 
Rosus. In addition, you can maybe use it as a shortcut from Port Avur to 

  Pyramid Pyramid Cube -> Fubernel 059, 071
  Cube Pyramid Pyramid -> Port Avur N/A
  Sphere Sphere Sphere -> Hidden Vale 109, 094

  If Sargoz is the last dungeon you need to face, then you can drop 
right off at Hidden Vale and win the game from there. Otherwise it's not 
too bad to track to Pheron.

  Cube Cube Pyramid -> Fisestar 140, 082
  Sphere Sphere Sphere -> Isle of Giants 041, 116
  Sphere Pyramid Cube -> Marmaris 007, 056
  Pyramid Cube Pyramid -> Shiran (Darvale 103, 108 actually)

  If you want to go to Fisestar, then 2S 3E gets you to one mushroom 
patch and 4N lets you inspect another. The teleport to Isle of Giants 
puts you in an awkward SW part of the island, and the Marmaris location 
is just southwest of Soldain. Shiran is probably the best place to go 
from here unless you forgot/need to pick up Dream Dust(Fisestar, close 
to Bihun and Trilliad.) Even so Shiran->Khiriss->Trilliad->Crystal 
Castle->Selderad is a good move.

  Sphere Cube Sphere -> Dakland 086, 005
  Cube Sphere Cube -> Piyan 098, 114
  Pyramid Pyramid Cube -> Uberion 015, 044

  Very useful on your quest to get through the whole brick houses, 
levers and gods bit. Uberion is not a bad destination either as there's 
a mountainous nook to the north where you can get sermins--although the 
game doesn't reveal it to you after you win the fight with the guarding 
trolls and Zorlims. Then you can go to Soldain for a Sabano if you want.

  Cube Pyramid Cube -> Darvale 085, 021
  Sphere Sphere Pyramid -> Marmaris (crashes C64)
  Cube Sphere Cube -> Pheron 007, 011
  Pyramid Pyramid Pyramid -> Sumruna N/A

  Ahh, Marmaris isn't really worth going to anyway. Pheron is; you can 
sneak through the north entrance to Port Avur and go south through it to 
get to the road with minimal time spent or fatigue.

  Cube Pyramid Pyramid -> Bihun 134, 053
  Pyramid Sphere Pyramid -> Khiriss 140, 026
  Sphere Pyramid Cube -> Sargoz N/A
  Sphere Cube Sphere -> Pheron 025, 021

  Pyramid Sphere Sphere -> Phaleng 073, 013
  Cube Cube Cube -> Meram 043, 049
  Sphere Sphere Sphere -> Shendy 008, 078

  The teleport to Phaleng is actually referred to as "Ice Plains." Meram 
is just east of Marmaris and Soldain, and assuming you completed Vocha, 
it's a good idea to go west. Also, if you've raised the sunken isle then 
you may want to take a look at it on Meram. But if you need/want another 
Ishban right now then Phaleng is an OK choice--you can always head south 
from Pheron through some easy patrols at a later date. Shendy's a bit 
too in the middle here although you can take a boat to Fubernel for 
Khazan and/or Shadrum.

    5-4. SPELL LIST

*    SABANO    *

  Not surprisingly for a basic spell book, some of Sabano's spells are 
pretty lightweight. But once you buy another spell book there's nothing 
wrong with your leader or an elf taking Sabano as a backup.

  FEAR: Moderately useful to breeze through a combat. If you have first 
strike and high magic ability, you can stop opponents' magic casting for 
a bit.

  CONFUSE: useful if nothing else is available, but your major 
challenges will come from guards deliberately blocking a narrow path. 
Maybe if monsters have cornered you and you want to try to push them 

  SHATTER: the best of the Sabano spells. Damage is random, as low as 
zero and as high as your magic level. The randomness is not weighted. 
The best time to use shatter is at the start of the game--be sure your 
spellcaster's recharged before combat. Later on, fireball is more 
consistent and potent, but when a fireball or two will leave a monster 
with, say, two hit points(remember to keep track of monster HP,) you can 
take a chance and cast shatter to try to take it out with one less hit 
than you need.

  REPEL: necessary to get by snakes that block dungeon corridors. Not 
good for much else, and you won't need TOO many--in fact, breaking your 
party up to tiptoe past the snakes will save you having to use this 
spell more than you need to. Since it's always effective and never based 
on skill, later on you can have a non-wizard stock up with a few of 

  LOCATE: I find this uselesss widely because I flee so much, which 
means monsters will not be able to run at me successfully. It's also 
pretty clear where fixed monsters should be. Now if it'd tell you where 
MERCHANTS are on a road...

  ASSESS: You should be able to figure out which monsters do what pretty 
quickly. Since you can write down information, you've seen all monsters 
once you've seen one, with a slight variance in armor class.  

*   DEMARO   *

  You might get the feeling that Demaro's uses are somewhat forced on 
you. It's not a big deal in combat, and many of the spells seem curious. 
Still some of it is necessary to win a game, and none of the spells are 
too bad to memorize. As you progress in the game and get the Zoxinn 
book, you can probably fob Demaro off to your Elf and have him learn the 
workaday spells to leave wizards free for offense.

  ENERGY: only marginally useful, but it can have its purposes; it 
doesn't depend on spell ability, and often a weaker spellcaster can use 
this on a stronger one in place of a Sermin, thus getting an extra 
fireball in. You may have to break up the usual move order for combat.

  PIERCE: vital in later dungeons. Energy fields are these scrolling 
things that don't go away without it. Lite Sabano's repel, you will 
still want to be conservative with this and not try to eliminate 
everything--even see if you can sneak by with two guys. Another great 
spell for beginning casters to stock up on as it doesn't depend on skill

  DISAPPEAR: I never found this terribly useful as a luffin and mirget 
before battle produce the same result, and the monsters will attack 
SOMEONE, anyway. Useful in a pinch if someone's badly hurt as it has a 
bit more offense than healing, and they can take a luffin and drink a 
potion before they reappear and hit someone--especially if agility is 

  WALKWATER: also vital in later dungeons although sometimes water 
conceals treasure. Be wary of getting caught on water without one spell 
left. You may need to save and restart a few times to figure exactly 
where you want to go if a weaker spellcaster uses it, as it wears off 
sooner then.

  SHIELD: for combat purposes, makes the book of Demaro worthwhile very 
quickly--but as your players get very good, it also becomes redundant.

  RESURRECT: definitely have a few in an emergency if you really don't 
want to try to work through a fight again, i.e. you're very near a god 
or a dungeon objective, and you forgot to save recently.

*   ISHBAN   *

  Powerful combat stuff here.

  FIREBALL: on average, more damage than Shatter, but Shatter may give 
that necessary jolt you need at the start of combat. With weapons being 
predictable, knowing the damage you do helps immensely in planning which 
enemies to hit with what.

  TELEPORT: a bread and butter spell while outdoors. Not always useful 
to every square on the map, but it can often tell you where monsters may 
be. You can also use it several times without saving just to explore 

  HEAL: somewhat useful in combat if you have no other important spells, 
or if one player HAS to attack and is low on hit points. Still it's 
usually better just to use a potion.

  WEAKEN: becomes more valuable as the enemy gets tougher. If one has, 
say, 99 shield and 10 armor, then this is much more effective than a 
fireball(max ~60 damage) or a shatter. Works best on spellcasters.

  VISION: practically worthless. You can just shut the computer off and 
turn it back on instead.

  FREEZE: most effective when Jerrahs decide to cast it against you. 
With enough stocked up you may be able to stall a few magic users, and 
as you go first you may be able to keep this up for a while(lesser users 
can cast energy.) But it generally helps the underdog to kill off 
someone. You shouldn't go into battles as the underdog.

*   ZOXINN   *

  Some very impressive spells but not always as awesome as advertised. 
By the time you get around to this book, you will probably be so rolling 
in money that mushrooms will do a better job. Ironically there's more 
thinking for you in nonmagic combat than in wizards casting spells!

  ZOFIR: unfreezes a party member, but I prefer to go with direct 

  ZAPALL: is a great spell. Especially if there are a lot of monsters, 
and you have two Zoxinn books, and energy spells to cast on your two 
spellcasters with Zoxinn. The damage is not quite a half of fireball.

  ZENGRL: costly heal-all. I often prefer potions or just waiting it 

  ZISHOXE: very nice against several spellcasters, unless they happen to 
have hit your party too unevenly. With combats against several 
spellcasters you should also have had shields at 99 before.

  ZEFOAR: radius of this Fireball spell is 2 squares. Ideally have the 
spellcaster use this first and then have the fighters move in.

  ZUTYUN: worth the cost, again, with lots of enemies when you need to 
eliminate armor and shields(i.e. the strongest spellcasters) or just 
flat out clear weak ones from your path to the big guys.


  While hit points and damage remain constant, monsters gain armor class 
and even shields when they pop up in different areas. They also do 
varying damage but the hit points and abilities are usually constant.

NAME     |    HP | DAMAGE |
SANDGU   |    25 |        |
CYCLOPS  | 50-60 |     25 | STRAIGHT MISSILE
ORC      |    15 |      7 |
HRAFFEL  |    40 |        | DISEASE
JERRAH   |    60 |    N/A |
FERMIGON |    75 |     28 |
AZRAEL   |   250 |    N/A | 49 SPELL DAMAGE
WOLVINGA |    25 |      9 |
BARG     |    54 |
TROLL    |    57 |
ZEBANI   |    51 |  22-24 |
DOMUG    |    34 |     14 | STRAIGHT MISSILE
D KNIGHT |    35 |        | 16 SPELL DAMAGE
GRAGAN   |    50 |    N/A | 19 SPELL DAMAGE
GNOLL    |    40 |     24 |
OGRE     |   400 |        | AC=6
GAEM     |    90 |    N/A | SPELL DAMAGE
HIBLISS  |   135 |        |
DREAD    |   200 |        | AC=8



  Provinces are defined in game memory by rectangles, but most of them 
border on the sea, so they seem more like your average country border. 
Below I give the lower-right limits of each territory. When the border 
as the computer sees it goes into the water I just look for the furthest 
south actual land piece on the map.


| Pheron      | Phaleng                   | Dakland     | Fiztraz     |
| x=033 y=031 | x=077 y=018               | x=118 y=017 | x=153 y=021 |
|             +-------------+-------------+-------------+-------------+
+-------------+ Shertuz     | Kendar      | Darvale     | Seld | Khir |
| Uberion     | x=064 y=047 | x=077 y=066 | x=118 y=030 | erad | iss  |
| x=033 y=050 |             |             +-------------+ x=132| x=153|
+-------------+-------------+             | Rosus       | y=048| y=048|
| Marmaris    | Meram       |             | x=118 y=043 |      |      |
| x=033 y=066 | x=064 y=066 |             +-------------+-+----+------+
+-------------+-------------+             | Trilliad      |  Bihun    |
| Shendy      | Kuskunn     |             | x=123 y=076   |x=153 y=070|
| x=024 y=096 | x=032 y=082 +-------------+               +-----------+
|             +-------------+ Fubernel    +---------------+ Fisestar  |
|             | Heavenly    | x=077 y=096 |               |x=153 y=089|
|             | x=039 y=096 |             | Kherbel       |           |
|             |             |             | x=123 y=101   +-----------+
|             |             |             |               |  Yberton  |
+-------------+------+------+-------------+               |x=153 y=101|
|                    |                    +-------+-------+-----------+
|   Isles of Ice     |     Isle of Giants | Vo    | Piyan |   Udar    |
|   x=034 y=123      |        x=072 y=123 | x=082 | x=117 |x=153 y=123|
|                    |                    | y=123 | y=123 |           |

* - note there are some overruns. Part of the Isle of Vo is labeled 
"Piyan," and the west edge of Kherbel is labeled "Fubernel."


Place              | Location       | From |   X, Y
Bondell            | Fubernel(NW)   |      | 044, 069(2x2)
Crystal Castle     | Yberton        |      | 133, 096(3x1)
Delkona            | Fubernel(E)    |      | 061, 080(3x2)
Keof               | Shendy(NW)     |      | 010, 071(3x3)
Kharin             | Udar           |      | 130, 108(2x2)
King's Castle      | Pheron         | S    | 014, 027(3x1)
Knessos            | Fiztraz(NE)    | S    | 135, 017(3x2)
Lymeric            | Kendar         |      | 065, 026(3x3)
Merg               | Trilliad(N)    |      | 101, 046(3x2)
Port Avur          | Pheron         |      | 011, 017(3x3)
Shiran             | Darvale        |      | 101, 018(2x2)
Soldain            | Marmaris       |      | 011, 052(2x2)
Sumruna            | Kherbel(SW)    |      | 082, 096(2x2)
Theldair           | Trilliad(S)    | E    | 105, 063(2x2)
Bedangidar         | Bihun          | S    | 148, 066
Dermagud(E)        | Pheron         | E    | 024, 032
Thakass            | Fiztraz        | NSEW | 145, 012
Khazan(S)          | Heavenly       |      | 037, 093
Khazan(N)          | Fubernel       |      | 051, 093
Vocha              | Isles of Ice   | W    | 031, 117
Monks/rest stop    | Uberion        |      | 116, 018
Monks/rest stop    | Dakland(SE)    |      | 013, 041
Monks/rest stop    | Piyan          |      | 113, 106
Teleportal House   | Pheron         | SE   | 006, 005
Teleportal House   | Khiriss        | NSEW | 136, 033
Teleportal House   | Kherbel        | NSEW | 108, 085
Teleportal House   | Shendy         |      | 019, 078
Cliff(need rope)   | Rosus          | EW   | 106, 036
Cliff(need rope)   | Fiztraz        | NS   | 125, 008
Cliff(need rope)   | Kherbel        | NS   | 122, 083
Cliff(need rope)   | Phaleng        | EW   | 052, 012
Cliff(need rope)   | Uberion        | NS   | 007, 043
Cliff(need rope)   | Kherbel        | EW   | 099, 093
Elf Maiden Suerfin | Selderad       |      | 132, 035
Elf Maiden Ellidrin| Trilliad       |      | 098, 066
Elf Maiden Aellin  | Shendy         |      | 020, 087
Enemy tower        | Meram          |      | 046, 058
Temple(Valon)      | Uberion        | N    | 033, 036(Dermagud)
Temple(Kalb)       | Dakland        |      | 101, 011(Dakland)
Temple(Pax)        | Rosus          | S    | 087, 031(Piyan)
Temple(Hissen)     | Kherbel        |      | 097, 098(Crezimas)
Temple(Sur)        | Shertuz        | E    | 046, 035(Sudogur)
Temple(Heru)       | Fubernel       |      | 062, 094(Khazan)
Temple(Paladin)    | Kherbel(SE)    | N    | 123, 097(Bedangidar)
Temple(Nexis)      | Kuskunn        | NE   | 025, 073(Vocha)
God(Pax)           | Piyan          | S    | 105, 112
God(Kalb)          | Dakland        | E    | 084, 009
Brick House 1      | Darvale(W)     |      | 090, 026
Brick House 2      | Piyan          |      | 093, 113
Brick House 3      | Phaleng        |      | 074, 008
Brick House 4      | Meram(island)  |      | 058, 057
Obelisk(#2)        | Fiztraz        | W    | 143, 005
Obelist(#3)        | Isle of Vo     |      | 078, 117
[Obelisk #1 is in Meardom under Crystal Castle.]
Unicorn            | Heavenly       | NSEW | 034, 086
Wolf Rock          | Phaleng        | N    | 059, 010

  Mushroom or magic plant patches are great places to replenish supplies 
or just pick up something you wanted to experiment with but didn't have 
the money for. All are well represented, and talking to monks or 
sometimes wizards generally helps you find them. Just be sure to leave a 
plant behind in case you decide or need to come back. That's how they 

Patch   | Location    |   X, Y   | Referrer
Sermin  | Darvale     | 108, 026 | Ugdobar(Knessos)
Sermin  | Fisestar    | 144, 084 | Zukumya(Sumruna inn)
Sermin  | Uberion     | 018, 041 |
Sermin  | Trilliad    | 115, 060 | Atvalan(Shiran)

Gonshi  | Pheron      | 026, 014 | Lufer(Port Avur)
Gonshi  | Yberton(S)  | 135, 101 | Lupsikin(Crystal Castle)
Gonshi  | Selderad    | 124, 025 | Gelsham(Merg)
Gonshi  | Fubernel(N) | ???, ??? | Tumis

Mirget  | Meram       | 036, 061 |
Mirget  | Piyan       | 099, 110 | Hakim(Sumruna inn)
Mirget  | Khiriss     | 145, 037 | Lunikor(Merg)
Mirget  | Giants Isle | 059, 117 | Shanek(Delkona)

Loka    | Udar(S)     | 132, 116 | Mishu(Sumruna)
Loka    | Darvale(N)  | 111, 009 | Berdiso(Lymeric)
Loka    | Phaleng     | 074, 012 |
Loka    | Isles of Ice| 021, 104 |

Luffin  | Kherbel     | 111, 091 | Basko(Sumruna)
Luffin  | Kherbel     | 093, 082 | Basko(Sumruna)
Luffin  | Shertuz     | 058, 036 | Kafir(Lymeric)
Luffin  | Fubernel    | 044, 081 | Gonnar(Delkona)
Luffin  | Kuskunn     | 032, 077 | Tiko(Delkona)

Nift    | Phaleng     | 046, 007 |
Nift    | Trilliad    | 116, 067 | Sevidor(Theldair)
Nift    | Fiztraz     | 131, 009 | Tenkit(Knessos)
Nift    | Shendy      | 007, 081 |

Drelin  | Shiran      | ???, ??? | Carvis(Shiran)
Drelin  | Shertuz     | 039, 031 | [none]
Drelin  | Fisestar    | 142, 079 | Bornozar, Sorgulara(Merg)
Drelin  | Fubernel    | 058, 092 | Tumis(Delkona)


  Generally enemy troops will have one magic using unit and one brute-
force squad--there can be up to four varieties of monster. The outposts 
occupy strategic bottleneck areas so that you can't just go anywhere on 
foot. Usually you can teleport over them but sometimes the game just 
decides to guard certain squares against that. It seems pretty arbitrary 
on the whole. I'll indicate when you should definitely avoid a fight--
and when I recommend you slug through it.

  If you want to cheat at any mountain pass you can just keep running 
into the monsters after viewing your party a different number of times.

     ** Ledger for shorthand below **

Types of terrain guarded:
 b = located on bridge
 p = mountain pass
For strategy:
 k  = you need to kill them if you pass this way
 l  = you should probably save your teleport spells for later
 t  = you can and should teleport over them
 u  = you're not allowed to teleport over the monsters
 ?  = it doesn't matter how you get over them--but teleport saves time
1-5 = how important is what they're guarding? 5= *very*
Az = Azrael
Ba = Barg
Cy = Cyclops
Dk = Dark Knight
Do = Domug
Fe = Fermigon
Je = Jerrah
Mi = Minotaur
Or = Orc
Sa = Sandgu
Sl = Slime
Tr = Troll
Wo = Wolvinga
Ze = Zebani
Zo = Zorlim
Zu = Zumagin

Location     |   type        |   X, Y   | Strategy/Details
Bihun        | Je,Zo,Ba | 125, 086 |
Bihun        | Zo,Mi | 143, 069
Bihun        | Or,Ba | 145, 068
Dakland      | p: Do,Wo,Or,Go| 106, 013 | l-1
Dakland      | p: Do,Wo,Or,Go| 106, 015 | l-1
Dakland      | p: Zo,Tr      | 088, 014 | ?-5(3rd to Kalb)
Dakland      | p:            | 085, 010 | k-5(Kalb 1N1W)
Dakland      | p: Zo,Tr      | 086, 012 | k-5(2nd to Kalb)
Dakland      | p: Zo,Tr      | 090, 006 | l-1(dead end)
Dakland      | p: Zo, Cy     | 093, 012 | l-1
Dakland      | p: Zo,Mi,Tr   | 094, 009 | l-1
Dakland      | p: Zo,Mi      | 105, 010 | l-1
Dakland      | p: Je,Zo,Tr,Ba| 099, 007 | l-1
Darvale      | p: Zo,Je,Ba   | 114, 027 | l-1
Darvale      | p: Zo,Je,Ba   | 116, 024 | l-1
Fisestar     | Zo,Je,Ba | 131, 086
Fisestar     | Zo,Je,Go | 134, 081
Fisestar     | Tr,Je,Zo | 128, 071
Fisestar | Wo,Zo,Je | 134, 077
Fisestar | Wo,Go,Or | 143, 072
Fiztraz      | 122, 008
Fiztraz 122, 015 Wo,Zo,Je
Fiztraz      | p: Or,Zo,Je,Ba| 124, 012 | l-1
Fiztraz      | p: Mi,Je,Zo   | 131, 010 | u-4(nifts above)
Fiztraz      | p: Zo,Mi,Je   | 119, 012 | l-1
Fiztraz      | p: Zo,Je,Do   | 133, 013 | u
Fiztraz      | p: Zo,Mi,Je   | 136, 012 | u-1
Fiztraz      | p: Zo,Je,Ba,??| 145, 012 | t-5(Thakass, Obelisk)
Fiztraz      | b: Zo,Ba,Tr   | 125, 018 | ?-?
Fiztraz      | p: Or,Zo,Je   | 125, 007 | l-1
Fubernel     |    Ba, Sa     | 047, 082 |
Fubernel     | b: Zo,Do      | 049, 076 |
Fubernel     | p: Zo,Ba      | 052, 075 |
Fubernel     |    Sa,Or,Go   | 055, 092 |
Fubernel     | b: Tr,Zo,Or   | 056, 085 |
Fubernel     | b: Zo,Je,Or,Ba| 062, 086 |
Fubernel     | b: Tr,Zo      | 055, 081 |
Fubernel     | p: Zo,Mi      | 058, 080 |
Fubernel     | p: Zo,Mi      | 060, 078 |
Giants' Isle | p: Sl,Hr,Ba   | 052, 105 | l-1(mirgets too far
Giants' Isle | p: Sl,Hr,Ba   | 054, 115 | l-1 away/not worth it)
Isles of Ice | p: Zo,Ze      | 011, 102 | l-4(best way to Vocha)
Isles of Ice | p: Zo,Tr      | 006, 102 | l-1
Isles of Ice | p: Je,Zo,Tr   | 012, 116 |
Isles of Ice | p: Hr,Cy      | 013, 101 |
Isles of Ice | p: Zo,Hr      | 015, 101 |
Isles of Ice | p: Do,Or,Wo   | 013, 108 |
Isles of Ice | p: Do,Or,Wo   | 015, 116 |
Isles of Ice | p: Zo,Mi      | 023, 111 |
Isles of Ice | p: Je,Zo      | 019, 117 | u-2
Kendar       | p: Zo,Cy      | 074, 047 |
Kendar       | p: Cy         | 075, 049 |
Kendar       | p: Go         | 070, 055 |
Kendar       | p: Cy         | 074, 048 |
Kendar       | p: Cy         | 071, 049 |
Kendar       | p: Cy         | 080, 048 |
Kendar       | p: Do,Wo,Or   | 066, 048 |
Kendar       | p: Sa,Or      | 065, 040 | k-2(e. desert passage)
Kendar       | p:            | 074, 041 |
Kherbel      | p: Je,Mi      | 122, 078 |
Kherbel      | p: Ba,Zo,Je   | 102, 078 |
Kherbel      | p: Sa,Je      | 101, 097 |
Kherbel      | p: Zo,Je,Tr,Ba| 088, 093 |
Kherbel      | p: Sa,Go,Or   | 079, 088 |
Kherbel      | p: Wo,Do,Or,Go| 081, 090 |
Meram        | p: Hr         | 035, 058 |
Meram        | p: Hr         | 047, 049 |
Meram        | p: Hr         | 059, 050 |
Phaleng      | p: Or         | 035, 012 |
Phaleng      | p: Wo         | 034, 013 |
Phaleng      | p: Go         | 058, 015 |
Phaleng      | b: Zo,Ba      | 072, 011 |
Phaleng      | b: Do,Or      | 050, 012 |
Phaleng      | b: Do,Or,Wo,Go| 078, 006 |
Pheron       | b: Or,Wo,Do   | 030, 007 |
Pheron       | b: Or,Wo,Do   | 036, 007 |
Pheron       | p: Or         | 011, 009 | l-2(teleportal house)
Pheron       | p: Do, Go, Or | 020, 009 | l-1
Pheron       | b: ??,??      | 027, 020 | k-5(your 1st combat)
Piyan        | b: Sa,Dk,Sl   | 102, 107 | ?-1
Piyan        | b: Sl,Ba      | 113, 109 | l-1
Piyan        | b: Dk,Sl,Ba,Hr| 116, 105 | t-4(guards temple/lever)
Piyan        | p: Je,Zo,Or,Ba| 085, 108 |
Rosus        | p: Do,Zo      | 118, 036 | ?-4(temple-fight to W too)
Rosus        | p: Go,Zo      | 113, 038 | l-1
Rosus        | p: Zo,Tr      | 114, 036 | ?-4(see 118, 036)
Rosus        | p: Do,Wo,Or,Go| 110, 038 | t-4
Rosus        | p: Zo,Ba,Tr,Je| 103, 036 | t-4
Rosus        | p: Zo,Tr      | 101, 034 | t-4
Rosus        | p: Zo,Wo      | 099, 032 | ?-5
Shendy       |    Zo,Tr,Je   | 015, 075 |
Shendy       |    Zo,Je,Or,Ba| 015, 067 |
Shendy       |    Ze,Zo      | 017, 074 |
Shendy       |    Je,Zo,Or   | 006, 082 |
Shendy       |    Zo,Tr      | 011, 082 |
Shendy       |    Zo,Tr      | 013, 081 |
Shendy       | 019, 087 | ?-4(elf maiden)
Shendy       | 020, 088 | ?-4(elf maiden)
Shertuz      | p: Sl         | 052, 047 |
Shertuz      | Sa,Or,Go      | 040, 034 |
Trilliad     | p: Zo,Ba      | 095, 074 |
Trilliad     | p: Zo,Ze      | 092, 074 |
Trilliad     | p: Sa         | 094, 076 |
Uberion      | p: Wo         | 009, 034 |
Uberion      | p: Or         | 008, 048 |
Uberion      | p: Or         | 013, 045 |
Uberion      | p: Or,Go      | 015, 038 |
Uberion      | p: Tr         | 018, 042 | k-4
Uberion      | Go | 020, 044 |
Uberion      | Wo | 020, 047 | 
Uberion      | p: Zo,Tr      | 012, 032 | u-4(Dermagud/Soldain)
Uberion      | b: Zo,Tr      | 028, 041 | l-1
Uberion      | p: Go, Sa, Or | 034, 042 | l-1
Udar         | p: Zo,Je,Tr,Ba| 125, 107 | t-1(easier way thru swamp)
Udar         | p: Zo,Je,Ba   | 132, 102 | t-4(Methreal)
Udar         | p: Or,Je      | 131, 105 | t-4(Methreal)
Udar         | p: Tr,Je      | 134, 105 | ?-3(Loka S, Sermin N)
Udar         | p: Je,Do      | 139, 113 | ?-3(Loka)
Yberton      | p: Je,Zo,Tr   | 127, 095 | t-4(Crystal Castle)

There's a weird bug where if you go to (77,78) through (77,82) from the 
left(this is possible in Kherbel) you'll get an enemy combat no matter 
what. I don't think you were supposed to switch disk sectors there.


  I'm going to assume you have a magic user with 50+ skill who can cast 
teleport although some places may need even more.

  The three brick houses containing levers are not easy to find 
information on, and then they're just not easy to find.

  The first, in Darvale, is a short jump from Shiran, and I mean jump--
you can't just walk there. A teleport 3S3W onto one island and then 
another teleport west--although you may want to move SW first as 
monsters may be guarding that island. But you can also teleport south 
from Dakland if you wanted to see Kalb first.

  Finally the third is NE of Lymeric. There are guards you probably 
don't need to teleport over, and although there are ice patches it's not 
really that bad. Because if you don't want to use a teleport, you can 
move north and then flee three times--N, E, N--to get near the house, 
and none of the flees uses energy or time.

  To get to the tower of Ruhan on the Sunken Isle, you need to go into 
south Meram to see the tip of an island and then cast the spell there.


Wolf rock script:

[character] opens the vial and the sweet aroma of the Hoyam essence 
starts to rise around them!
Suddenly a white wolf appears on the rock above! It gazes at them with 
calm blue eyes.
A golden chain can be seen around the wolf's neck. From the chain hangs 
a star-shaped, beautiful key.
After a while, thw wolf shakes its head, as if to signal approval. The 
star gets loose from its neck and falls to the ground below.
[character] Finds the star key. Should he take it?

Elf maiden dialogs:

Oh! so you know about my song. All right, then listen.
The elven maid starts to sing a most beautiful tune...
[+1 speed to all]
[get greedy:] You all have my gift. I can do no more.

--1 of other 2: She is my sister

Mismatch the songs:
  "That's my sister's song!"

Omit 'song':
--I sing about them!

Seek my two other sisters as well.
--SISTER: I have two.
--C: I don't know what a rumor is!
--SONG/TUNE: Ask me the name of the song you wish to hear.


There are steps there going up to an iron lever in the wall.
[pull all 3 levers:]
A deep rumble rises from the earth as distant tremors are felt by all.

    On Sunken Isle:
There is a book here, protected by a bell jar. Its title reads: 'Rituals 
of Magic'.
What is the name of the ritual [char] wishes to read?

--AWARENESS: [char] Reads: 'Ritual of awareness' opens with the verse: 
'Rehtem verek' 'Eklem kenek' 'Elatir gnassar'

Bedangidar dialogues:

That's a cage. There is a white pigeon within. The cage's door may be 
opened. Should [char] open the cage?
As the pigeon escapes from the cage, she tranforms into an elven lady. 
She says:
I, Somona the sorceress, am in your dept for freeing me. Meet me at 
Theldair and I shall hear your need.
Somona changes back to her alternate shape and flies through the window!
A bird cage. It's empty.

You found Dreax's chamber. This is the room where Zokadir captured the 
Brennix! The legendary sword of great Zilbann! should [char] take it?

Through the fiercely crackling flames a white amulet is seen, lying on 
white-hot coals.
Should [char] attempt to get it?
[NO CLOAK:] Hot flames prevent [char] from approaching the amulet!
  [char] Wraps the elvish cloak all around him and disappears into the 
  After a few moments [char] returns triumphant with the white amulet in 
his hand!

Unicorn script:

At a tiny clearing in northern parts of the forest.
Facing you from a prudent distance is the legendary last unicorn!
You are mesmerized as she gazes at you with calm blue eyes.
Than suddenly, before you can make any moves, she disappears!

[Sherro's high call:]
Sherro's high call echoes through the forest.
A short while later the unicorn reappears!

[inspect front:]
The unicorn wears a green ring on her single horn!
Should [char] attempt to take the ring?
The unicorn bows her head and the green ring gently falls into [char]'s 
[never had this happen:]The unicorn shakes her head nervously, 
preventing [char] from taking the ring!

[inspect back:]
That's the back side of the unicorn

Ogre King(5)
[You are in the presence of the Black king, king of all ogres.]
"Greetings adventurers. You have defeated many of my minions to reach 
here. I salute your courage.name a wish within my power and it shall be 
--B: 'Ask' about an item you need.
--C: The rumor is you wish to prevent Dreax's escape!
--CIRCLET: Ah! the circlet eh? Well all right, it is my most precious 
possession but here, it is now yours!
  again: [It is yours now!]
--OGRES: My kind.

Mad Wizard script:

The Mad Wizard has some nutty things to say.

Mad Wizard(40)
"Oh go away or I'll turn you into a lizard!"/"Well.. I am not mad, and 
that's that!"
--B: Patience is a great virtue!
--C: Well, hmm... The quonnies must be ready for the moon dance!
--BUNGIONS: I eat them raw!
--KUSPAR: Keeps babies quiet!
--QUONNIES: They are my friends!
--DREAX: Demon lord!
--MOON DANCE: I love to watch it!
--MONGIR: What a wild one he is!
--MONGIR'S CURSE: I never learned to cast that one!
--BLUE RING: The blue ring of power, eh?
[you have it:]Didn't I give that away!?
[random below, just keep asking:]
  Here, I have no use for it. it's yours if you want it!
  I think you suffer from Mongir's curse!
  O foolish one, give up and go home!
  It whispers of trouble!
  I vaguely remember something like that!
  Right! Just throw a pinch of kuspar and she will stop crying!
  Shadows of your thoughts darken my sight!
  My fireballs can fry Dreax himself!
  It looks like green bungions.


A stone vault with a star shaped keyhole.
Within the vault there is a book. On its cover the word 'Zirvanad' is 
barely readable. A powerful spell holds it glued down. It's not possible 
to remove it.

[use lens:]
With the aid of a lens [character] reads:
Chapter V. Should the candle start to melt.
 In the event that the candle starts to melt, following steps must be 
taken  to prevent Dreax's escape.
Three magic users must enter the hall and locate the three lighting 
Each magic user must possess one of the following items:The white amulet 
of light, The green ring of order, The blue ring of power.
The holder of each item must stand on the stone of its color: blue on 
blue, white on white, and green on green.
The holder of the white amulet starts the process by chanting the 
'ritual of awareness'. It is essential that the steps described herein 
be executed in the exact order specified.
[3 chants here found elsewhere in the game]
(Three of the following spells must be cast immediately after using 
magical dusts and ashes. Do not allow the dust to settle before chanting 
the magical words.)
Next, the wearer of the blue ring must throw crystal dust into the air 
and conjure a 'Bubble of Captivity.' the bubble will cage Dreax while 
the candle is being repaired.
[3 chants here found elsewhere in the game]
Once the bubble is formed, it is time to transfer Dreax from the flame 
of the candle into the bubble.
This is done by the green ring holder who sprinkles  elven dream dust in 
the air and chants the 'three words of will' while the dust floats 
around the candle.
[3 chants here found elsewhere in the game]
Without the effect of the dream dust, Dreax can not be contained within 
the bubble for more than a few seconds.
Following the transfer, the green ring holder chants 'ude', 'samaid', 
and 'dehuble' to prepare the candle for repair.
Immediately, the blue ring holder must fling a pinch of shir-aka ash in 
the air and chant 'exiteralmisto', 'haxobez', 'behsaim' before it 
At this point, if all was done properly, the candle would be whole 
There now remains one last step, the task of transferring Dreax back 
into the candle's flame.
This operation is performed by the amulet holder chanting: 
'ekburamitral', 'hox', 'begone'.

End of game(celebration at castle) script:

Congratulations! You and your companions succeeded in restoring the 
magic of the candle and, kept Dreax trapped.
It is now time to return to King Rebnard's court and inform his majesty 
of your great deed.
Some time later at the king's castle...
The banquet to honor the brave heroes of the Candle is in progress.
His highness King Rebnard the Just, signals for silence.
The king: My friends, we are gathered here this night to salute the 
skill and the courage of these few men, who, as of this day, are to be 
known as the 'Heroes of the Candle'.
[he rattles off names and adjectives here in a roll call:]
  ] Our chosen hero [name],
  ] Great wizard [wizard],
  ] Fair [name], [elf]
  ] Charming [halfling],
  ] Valiant [dwarf/human],
We hereby present you our most heartfelt gratitude for what has been 
accomplished. Your names, and your heroic deeds, shall become a 
permanent part of our land's lore and culture.
It is thanks to your victory against Dreax and his forces of darkness 
that we could gather here tonight and make merry.
So, let us all rise and toast, to our Heroes of the Candle!
The hall rings with the shouts of all who attend the banquet: Hail to 
the Heroes of the Candle!!!
The king: my friends, the victory we celebrate this day is sweet. But 
alas, the war with Darkness is far from being won.
The word reaching us from the lands beyond the sea of Oshmar causes us 
much concern. There is talk of a new demon-lord who equals Dreax in 
might. He is said to gather a dark host that is the most powerful ever!
So it is our grim duty to make it known here tonight, that the well 
deserved rest our heroes will have following their victory, may have to 
be shorter than we would wish.
But for tonight, let us all enjoy this moment of peace and thank you 
once again,  [name] and Heroes of the Candle!
         The End
You may now save the game one last time. The file you save in can be 
transferred to play the upcoming sequel to The Magic Candle.


  It's actually not best to go out and start looking for monsters to 
attack. Better to gather information. On easy mode, there won't be many 
monsters to attack you and you can probably get away with resting and 
using just magic to get by critical fights in mountain passes or 
bridges. On hard mode, you may not survive with a full party.

  Therefore the best thing I find to do is to get three party members to 
work at Port Avur. Metalsmith, Gemcutter, and Tailor can all make solid 
salaries--6, 5 and 7 make for 18 an hour or 432 a day--yup, they get 
paid 24/7. The best part is that they act as a nice bank--when you 
return to Port Avur you just join the party with them and break them off 
again--but be sure to begin them when they're in the one-person party so 
they get paid for not questing! Also be sure to pool money and supplies 
to your active party.

  Not much to buy here other than a shovel(to find treasure,) gonshis, 
drelins for quick travel(useful when provoking random friendly road 
encounters or making it to a town before the gates close) and maybe a 
few extra sermins for emergencies.

  If you want to play the game totally honestly then pay attention to 
advice in the Royal Castle and Port Avur. If not Ned can tell you how to 
get a very good spell book early on. Eventually it'll lead you to 
Soldain where you can buy some interesting stuff. There will be some 
mountain passes but you can use magic exclusively as there shouldn't be 
too many combats. In fact you may want to see if you can plow through to 
Dermagud. The first task you have is to get to Yberton via the 
teleportal. You'll need to get shapes from the merchants on the roads 
first, and drelins help the whole process take less game time.

  In Dermagud There will be one encounter to pass through; you'll need 
full shield spells and LOTS of magic, and you will probably have to 
either take your workers along or eat a lot of gonshis--if nothing else, 
to distract the bad guys from hitting your spellcasters exclusively.

  The point of getting to the Crystal Castle is to exchange Ziyx and 
Eflun for the much more capable Tamas and Dokar. Now you wil probably 
want to have one each of Ishban, Sabano and Demaro to start off as 
Demaro's much harder to track down later, and there's no harm in 
memorizing its spells you'll need later. Your hero can always just learn 
shields to take the burden off Tamas and Dokar.

  Even if all six come to the Crystal Castle, don't exchange for Kruga, 
Rogga and Lupi yet. Instead find the teleportal in Crezimas back to 
Pheron--the combinations are hidden in the dungeons, but I'll forgive 
you for using a crib sheet. Oh, and if you walk the road outside you may 
find dwarves who offer a legit get rich quick scheme. Buy their gems.

  With your permanent spell casters in effect, you can start them 
learning. Ned knows the short way, which is a bit cheaper, but either 
way you should learn rapidly. Stop at Port Avur to get money and now let 
your three non-workers learn until each is at 99. Those that make it 
first can rest up and learn spells--Ned was even more ambitious, though.

  Now you can go back to Port Avur and learn some serious magic. Two 
cycles will net everyone +38 to their magic skills, which really helps 
fireballs. It's worth the delay at the beginning. With all this, you can 
now go back to Dermagud with --OR you can continue to learn spells with 
your leader using a teleport house to Fubernel and Bondell(make sure he 
can cross the treacherous passes where encounters wait with teleport 
spells.) The king's court mentioned Tonton will help with charisma, so 
you'll want to see him. Then you'll need to take a boat to get back--no 
teleporters are nearby, sadly. Blue Crab Beach is OK for the 'non-
accelerated' since the way west and north has been cleared but otherwise 
you can take a boat to Shendy.

  In the meantime Tamas and Dokar should be learning offensive spells en 
masse. If you have two ishbans then fireball is best but otherwise have 
one person learn it and another shatter with a couple of repels on the 
side. Also have some teleports in reserve. Your hero can learn pierce 
and walkwater which will be handy in dungeons.

  Once your hero is back in Port Avur(by boat, teleport, teleportal or 
all of the above) it's time to go get the workers and bring them over to 
Crystal Castle and replace them. You can now teleport through Dermagud, 
and you should also have enough gold to get Methreal Armor(two teleports 
southish from Crystal Castle to Kharin and back)--if not, you may want 
to keep your spellcasters learning spells(leave your hero's book with 
them so they can swap books) and have your hero eat some drelins and 
take his cash and "invest" in what dwarves have to sell him off to the 
east. I also recommend cheating the gamblers in whatever cities you can 
find them in--Delkona has one, which makes it well worth the bribing 
price of admission.

  You should be rolling in cash now, and so you'll want mirgets and 
luffins for big encounters, gonshis for getting quick boosts, drelins 
for quick overland travel, a lens and--if you're insanely rich--boots 
for everyone, which aren't necessary until very much later. But you'll 
probably forget them. Blankets are also nice.

  With your current party you may want to go back to Dermagud and find 
Valon and clear the place in the process--note you wait until the new 
party comes in to wake him up. Don't waste the one-time shot on the 
weakies you got from the King's Castle. For the rest of the nine days, 
instead of just waiting for Methreal armor you can solve the levers 
quest or find a few more gods. Solving Bedangidar is a stretch unless 
you have tons of mushrooms, but you can always find the elf maidens or 
maybe even clear Vocha/Sudogur if you're wily.

  Or if you go the non-cheating route you're probably not going for a 
record time. So you can just have spellcasters read and fighters build 
up their learning before training. Lupi can learn magic twice, and Kruga 
and Rogga can max out their sword abilities. All this with almost no 
fights yet!


    8-1. CASTLES

"That's Me" or "That's my name" will be eliminated.


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--TELEPORTALS: Pyramid, sphere, sphere from Pheron gets you to Rosus!

(all:) REBNARD: Our king, may gods bless him!

Dincher(20 charisma, ?-?)
--B: Nuri the cook gives free food.
--C: They say Lady Naran is in love again!

Rean(25 charisma, 18-5)
[behind barrels, need to break party up to get to him]
--B: Seek Everos at Port Avur.
--C: I saw Sir Banas chase a chambermaid last night!
--EVEROS: He is Belazar's grandson.
--BELAZAR: He is wise.

Forkos(25 charisma, 5-12)
[SE corner]
--B: Seek captain Garlin in Port Avur.
--C: They say Garlin has much gambling debt.
--TRAVELS: I bought 'passage' to keof once.
--PASSAGE: Ask about that to Garlin.

  Castle, level 1, servants' quarters:

--??: I asked Rimfiztrik about 'teleportals' once.

Dehos(15 charisma, 12-22)
--B: Read about 'hoyam essence' at the library.
--C: Pay no attention to court gossip!

Kayse(15 charisma, 0-9)
--B: You'll need picks and shovel in dungeons.
--C: I hear screams from below!

  Castle, level 1, kitchen:

Rana(15 charisma, ?-?)
--B: Eat my master's food.
--C: I hear screams from below!
--FOOD: Ask the cook about 'food'

Sol(15 charisma, ?-?)
--B: Read about 'hoyam essence' at the library.
--C: Beratt hides a secret, they say.
--HOYAM: It is a rare plant.


Chilek(15 charisma, 8-19)
--B: You may buy a Sabano from Azidamus.
--C: I hear screams from below!
--AZIDAMUS: Knock on his door at Soldain.
--SABANO: It is a spell book.

(40 charisma, 8-18)


  Castle, level 1, guard quarters:

Bosekan(15 charisma, 12-18)
--B: I have a 'friend' in Soldain.
--C: Pay no attention to court gossip!
--FRIEND: He is a 'dwarf'.
--DWARF: My friend Yodan the dwarf lives in Soldain.
--YODAN: Knock on his door at Soldain.
--KNOCK: Do that if the doors are closed.

Gron(? charisma, 19-0)
--Bosekan knows a 'dwarf'.
--C: Pay no attention to court gossip!
--BOSEKAN: My friend Bosekan gets here at noon.

Danamar(25 charisma, 0-10)
--B: Buy a spell book as soon as you can.
--C: They say a wizard in Soldain sells a 'spell book'.
--BOOK: Chilek can tell you more!
--CHILEK: In the supply room.


  This is where you start the game as well as where you find companions, 
visit the king, and exit to the countryside.

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  Castle, level 2:

Gustron(20 charisma, ?-?)
--B: Rates of combat schools vary from town to town.
--C: They say Thorin's hammer is stolen!

Veridia(15 charisma, ?-?)
--B: Kids love Rimfiztrik.
--C: I love them, have you any?

Rimfitzrik(25 charisma, ?-?)
--B: You must find 'cubes', 'spheres', and 'pyramids'.
--C: A quaint concept!
--CUBES: Talk to Ferdo about those.
--TELEPORTALS: Read about teleportals at the library of Keof.

Gelhad(, ?-?)
--B: Ask monks about temples.

Ferdo(15 charisma, ?-?)
[right of fountain]
--B: Buy cheap, sell dear!
--C: They say trolls are holding all the bridges.
--PYRAMIDS/SPHERES/CUBES: My wandering 'colleagues' sell them.
--COLLEAGUES: Those that travel the roads.

Guards(4 charisma, ?-?)
"Hail Brave one!"
--B: Guards usually know when people come and go.
--C: They say only Mindcraft can save us!

  Castle, level 2, servant chambers:

Beratt(35 charisma, 6-9)

VERY important.

  Castle, level 2, king's court:

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7  8         9*

Rejections: "Sorry but I have no time to chat. Matters of state, you 

UBERION: Enemy guards all the passes there.

Belazar was the old counsellor. /

0 = Bhardagast(20 charisma, ?-?)
"Greetings, I am Bhardagast, counsellor to the crown."
--B: Seek help of 'gods'!
--C: matters of state...
--GODS: There are but eight. One sleeps in 'Dermagud'.
--DERMAGUD: It's a deserted old dwarf mine in 'Uberion' that Bordal 
--UBERION: Ropes may be needed to cross the mountains of Uberion
--BORDAL: He is probably at the inn.
--INN: At port avur.
--ZIRVANAD: You must find it.

1 = Dinge(4 charisma, ?-?)
--B: Salutations good sir, I am Dinge, mayor of Bondell.
--C: Don't believe every rumor you hear.
--BONDELL: My kin are gifted with 'charisma'.
--CHARISMA: Tonton may improve your charisma.
--TONTON: He lives in Bondell.

2 = Nethien(4 charisma, ?-?)
"Greetings, I am Nethien, the elven prince."
--B: Seek my kindred in Trilliad.
--C: Don't believe every rumor you hear.

3 = Grolf(15 charisma, ?-?)
"Hail, I am Grolf, commander of the royal guards."
--B: Learn locate, and confuse spells to avoid enemy patrols
--C: matters of state...

4 = Subia(4 charisma, 14-?)
"Hello, I am Subia, a royal cousin."
--B: Oh do stay for a while. It has been so dull lately!
--C: They say Banas is up to something!
--BANAS: He is the king's uncle.

5 = Brontos(10 charisma, ?-?)
--B: Go to Shendy.
--C: They say Banas is up to something!
--SHENDY: It's on the way to Bondell!
--BONDELL: Home of halflings.

6 = Banas(10 charisma, ?-?)
"Greetings, I am Banas, the king's uncle."
--B, C: Come see me tonight in my quarters.

7 = servant(4 charisma, ?-?)
"Greetings sir, I am a servant in attendance."
--B: Ask Trikerviz about pearls.
--C: We are all doomed, they say.
--TRIKERVIZ: He is on the road a lot.

8 = usher(4 charisma, ?-?)
"Greetings, I am the usher of the court."
--B: Find old Lufer in Port Avur.
--C: They say Belazar is dying!
--LUFER: He gathers 'mushrooms'.

9 = servant(4 charisma, ?-?)
--B: It is not my place to advise
--C: We are all doomed, they say.

a = Luan(4 charisma, ?-?)
"Hello, I am Luan, a courtier."
--B: Guards are knowledgable about peoples' schedules.
--C: The queen is depressed, they say.
--QUEEN: She speaks to nobody!

G = silent guards
--(all:) Pardon me sir for I can not speak while on duty.

K = king Rebnard
--B: Seek counsel in my court but do also see old Belazar before you 
--C: Best you be on your way.
--LUAN/SUBIA: A valued member of the court.
--BELAZAR: He is very old now.
--COUNCEL: I need some myself!

  Castle, level 2, royal chambers:

Two women(25 charisma, 8-0)

[woman to left]
"Hi, I am queen's chambermaid."
--B: You are sweet but you must leave the royal apartments now!
--C: They say Mikemira can alter the effects of black magic.
--MIKEMIRA: She is a guest of her highness.
--[THE] QUEEN: She worries much about the future of the land.

[woman above]
"Hi, I am queen's chambermaid."
--B: Leave quickly, you don't belong here!
--C: They say Mikemira was a great sorceress once.
--MIKEMIRA: She never leaves her room anymore.
--[THE] QUEEN: Lately, she has been in a foul mood.

MIKEMIRA on the left. BELAZAR on the right. BANAS above but you need to 
have visited him in court first.


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Castle, level 3

Naran(10 charisma, ?-?)
--B: Isn't Bhardagast wise?!
--C: They say he will propose soon!

Kid(15 charisma, ?-?)
[next to Naran]
"Wow! Are you on a quest?"
--B: Do your homework!
--C: Ha ha!

Krien(20 charisma, 9-14) UR
"Pardon me, sir, but I'm busy."
--B: Ask Forkos about his travels.
--C: (can't help you)
--FORKOS: Catch him early in the morning in servants' quarters.

Panok(10 charisma, ?-?)
--B: Nuri the cook gives free food.
--C: (can't help with that)

Castle, level 3, Belazar's chambers

Yolam(4 charisma, ?-?)
"Greetings sir, I am Yolam, my master's servant for 30 years."
--B: Do not stay too long for my master is very old and not in the best 
of health.
--C: They say some of the castle servants are enemy spies.
--BELAZAR: He spends most of his days in bed now. he is too weak to 

Belazar(25 charisma, ?-?)
"Greetings, I am Belazar, counsellor to the late King Ognar."
"Please go away, I am very tired."
[no Zirvanad]
Yes, I have some advice for you. [space] Your quest is long and 
dangerous. You must learn about 'gods' and 'temples', 'elven maids' and 
'halfling teachers', 'gate prayers' and 'gem traders'. [space] But most 
important of all, you must locate Zirvanad. Seek father Orbonn at Port 
Avur and ask him about 'Zirvanad'.
[after Zirvanad]
Now that you've read Zirvanad, you know what must be done. all those 
items and knowledge you asked to gather are beyond my knowledge, except 
one! [space] A 'green ring' was mentioned in an old parchement that I 
once studied. It was written there that 'the last unicorn' carried a 
green ring on her long horn. Find the unicorn, and perhaps she will give 
you the ring.
--C: Who can tell what is rumor and what is fact!
--ELVEN MAIDS: Their songs have strange effects.
--GATE PRAYERS: They are needed to raise dungeon gates.
--GEM TRADERS: You may buy gems at favorable prices from wandering 
--GODS: They may grant you more power.
--GREEN RING: You must get it from the unicorn
--HALFLING TEACHERS: One may teach you how to be more charming.
--KING: He is a good boy.
--LIBRARY: In Port Avur
--ORBONN: He can be found at the 'library'.
--SHERRO'S HIGH CALL: Elves may have this knowledge.
--TEMPLES: For each god, there is a temple.
--THE LAST UNICORN: It is said that the unicorn will come to 'Sherro's 
high call'.
--WANDERING DWARVES: They stay away from towns.
--ZIRVANAD: Ask Orbonn.

Castle, level 3, Mikemira's chambers

Mikemira(4 charisma, ?-?)
"Mikemira the sorceress greets you."
--B: My power of sorcery is mostly gone now. But there is one last thing 
I can do to 'help' you.
--C: Shh! don't waste time!
--GIFT: At great risk to my life, I will attempt to cast a 'Neutar' 
spell. [space] It should slow down the effect of the evil magic that 
causes the candle to melt. You would gain an extra 60 days to complete 
your quest.
--HELP: If you are down to ten days or less to complete your quest, and 
in dire need of more time, I shall make you a 'gift'.
[<= 10 days left:]
I see it is time to cast the Neutar spell. Are you ready?
Done! You now have 60 additional days before Dreax will go free.
Please leave now, I can't talk anymore.

Castle, level 3, Banas's chambers

Banas(10 charisma, ?-?)
[must have visited him in the court first]
"Come in, I hope no one saw you coming here!"
"I can't talk to you, I don't trust you."
--B: There is something about this castle that I think you should know. 
But I can't speak of it for I am under oath to my late brother Ongar. 
[space] However, I will tell you this much: read about Meardom at the 
library of Port Avur, and seek Bestul at Keof.
--KING ONGAR: He was Rebnard's father.
--OATH: I am bound to silence.
--BESTUL: He is a friend.
--KEOF: Buy 'passage' on a boat to get there.
--PASSAGE: From captains
--BANAS: That's my name.
--MEARDOM: I can't say anymore than I did.


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"Royal apartments."
"Keep off. Mines infested by demon-kin."
"Crystal court"

"Hail brave one!"
--B: Mind your manners in the court.
--C: They say the queen can 'sense' the monsters down below.
--SENSE: Ask her advice.

Marumas(70, UL)
--B: Hot lava flows freely down in crezimas. Don't go down without 
magical 'boots'.
--C: Some say the furnace of Hades is at the bottom of Sargoz.
--BOOTS: You can buy them at any supply shop.
--TELEPORTALS: Sphere, pyramid, pyramid from from Crezimas gets you to 
--SARGOZ: Go there only after you are the best you can be!
--FURNACE OF HADES: Hell's window at this plane.

--B: Don't go down unless you are ready. It is hell down there!
--C: I heard of a treasure down below.
--CREZIMAS: Step down the stairs and you are there!
--TREASURE: Talk to Edromir about that.
--EDROMIR: He is around.

Moria(woman, 35, by residences)
--B: You can use the castle's 'guest room' to rest.
--C: I hear there is no more dust!
--GUEST ROOM: It is at the castle's north-east corner.
--DUST: Crystal dust, that is.
--CRYSTAL DUST: Ask the queen about it.
--QUEEN: She holds court during the day.

Veren(45) (center below court)
--B: Shagar claims knowledge about the lost dungeon.
--C: I hear Marumas is cursed with a no-sleep spell.
--SHAGAR: He resides in Kharin.

Edromir(55) (rt of him)
--B: Seek Trebor one eye's treasure in Crezimas.
--C: Umaro claims he went down once!
--CREZIMAS: I used to go down there, but not anymore!
--TREBOR: He was a thief-king. They say his treasure is buried 11 steps 
west of his tomb.
--UMARO: He is the queen's hero.

Tamahir(55) (left of him)
--B: Seek Hubbo's advice when you can.
--C: I hear Marumas is cursed with a no-sleep spell.
--HUBBO: He lives in Bondell
--MARUMAS: He likes to wander after midnight.


  Everyone leaves at 19:00.


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"Shsh! silence please!"
--CRYSTAL DUST: Ask that to our queen.

a = Tepekoz(kt, 45, 8-19)
--B: Find the portal at level 2 .
--C: I don't care much for rumors.
--CREZIMAS: I counted two enemy parties waiting in ambush at level 4.

b = Ochann(kt, 35, 9-19)
--B: The queen can sense the presence of enemy bands down below. Ask her 
--C: I don't care much for rumors.
--CREZIMAS: I counted three enemy parties waiting in ambush at level 2.

c = (lady, 20, 10-19)
--B: Buy Methreal armor at Kharin.
--C: I hear the 'cloak' is stolen.
--CLOAK: The elven cloak protects from fire, they say!
--CREZIMAS: My cousin Trelan said he observed 4 enemy bands waiting in 
ambush at level 5.
--TRELA: He was later slain in combat.

d = Umaru(man, 35, 11-19)
--B: Search Crezimas thoroughly.
--C: I hear of a very valuable stolen 'item' hidden down below.
--ITEM: I heard that one from Edromir.
--EDROMIR: He is in the castle.
--CREZIMAS: I counted three enemy parties waiting in ambush at level 1.
[referred to as Umaro elsewhere]

e = Queen(9-19)
"Greetings adventurer, what brings thee to our court?"
--B: I can tell you the number of enemy bands waiting in ambush within 
rooms and corridors of Crezimas. Which level do you wish to know 
about(1-5)? (if >5: 'There are only 5 levels in Crezimas.')

    **I sense # enemy bands waiting in ambush and # Enemy parties within 
chambers of level #
--C: We have no time for rumors!
--CREZIMAS: 'Members' of my court explored Crezimas. Ask them about it.
--MEMBERS: They are usually here with me.
--ENEMY: They invaded our 'mines'.
--MINES: Crezimas, the only place where crystal dust is to be found.
--CRYSTAL DUST: We would much like to offer you some crystal dust.
But the mines underneath our castle are infested with monsters of 
darkness. We can no longer access the crystal dust veins. If you destroy 
ALL the vile creatures below, we could then fetch all the crystal dust 
you need.
[But we still sense enemy bands down below. You must destroy them all. / 
Here, would you like to have some?]

f = Mahor(man, 40, 12-19)
--B: There are two 'stairs' from level 1 of Crezimas.
--C: I hear the only way to Vo is from Sumruna.
--CREZIMAS: I counted four enemy parties waiting in ambush at level 3.
--STAIRS: They go to levels 2 and 3.


Glenli |        | Truk

       | Dessen |
|Argelb| Remon  |Pindalf|
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"That's my name."

Glenli(45, elf)
"Greetings seeker, how fare you?"
"I am busy right now. Perhaps we can talk some other time."
--B: My kin may help you locate a 'ring'.
--C: I hear of three 'elven maids' with strange powers.
--RING: I suspect it may be on Heavenly.
--HEAVENLY: The only way to Heavenly is thru 'stairways to heaven'.
--KHAZAN: You can find out about its whereabouts and how to enter at 
--ELVEN MAIDS: I once heard, on the Isle of Shendy, a maiden by the name 
of Aellin sing a most beautiful 'song'.
--AELLIN: She was sitting by a river.
--SONG: The name of her song was 'river song'.

Dessen(35, woman)
--B: Dinera the witch knows the perils of Shadrum.
--C: Hodli ducks will be our doom, they say!
--HODLI DUCKS: They are huge and fat!
--SHADRUM: Ask that to Dinera.
--DINERA: She may be on Fubernel.

Truk(75, wizard)
--B: I have reason to believe that the teleportal at Thakass is a gate 
to Sargoz!
--C: Some say the gods have abandoned us!
--SARGOZ: You must teleport to Sargoz.
--TELEPORTALS: Three pyramids from Sudogur ports to Sumruna.

Argelb(70, wizard)
--B: Do talk to Shagar before you head for Khazan.
--C: They say dreads are back in Sargoz!
--TELEPORTALS: 'Pyramid', 'pyramid', 'cube' from Sargoz gets you out to 
--SHAGAR: At Kharin.

Remon(50, knight)
--B: Seek evil dragon Rahkan's treasure.
--C: They say Rahkan will one day return.
--RAHKAN: Long time ago, a group of powerful wizards tricked Rahkan into 
a 'trap'.
--TRAP: It was a trap from which Rahkan was able to 'escape', but he was 
forced to leave our plane.
--ESCAPE: It is said that he had to leave his treasure behind, buried 
under a cursed sign.

Pindalf(75, wizard)
--B: I hope my 'studies' can help you.
--C: Don't waste time with rumors!
--STUDIES: I study 'magical rituals'.
--MAGICAL RITUALS: Ask me about a specific ritual.
--RITUAL OF AWARENESS: The ritual of awareness is written in a book 
called 'Zilmaeron'.
--ZILMAERON: It was put in a glass sphere and locked in the 'tower of 
--TOWER OF RUHAN: Tower of Ruhan is on the 'sunken isle'. 
--SUNKEN ISLE: Meliso claims knowledge of that long-lost secret.
--MELISO: He lives in Bondell.
--TELEPORTALS: I suspect the teleportal at Shendy is a gate to Sargoz
--??: Read about the 'sunken isle' at the library of Delkona.

    8-2. TOWNS

  General tips about towns:

--close at sundown, open at sunup.

May: 7 00 AM / 19 00 PM ??
Jun: 6 00 AM / 20 00 PM ??

--You can gamble and win up to 1000 gold before the gambling houses shut 
down. They don't regenerate that quickly, but you can proceed by winning 
continually with either using save states on the Commodore/Apple or 
saving games on the PC. The one problem is that the randomizer(for C64) 
depends on how many times you've gambled, so if you find you'll lose the 
next time, bet 1 instead of 99 and then go back to 99. You should get a 
nice wad of cash pretty quickly. Just beware that when the computer asks 
how many coins and suddenly gives 1-X where X<99, that means the 
opposing gamblers are about to run out of funds. Back away then.


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  Don't leave Delkona unless you're sure you're ready to. If you reenter 
the guardhouse, then you can't go back east without another bribe. As it 
is, it takes 100 gold to get in. But there's some useful info and even a 
tower to test your battling skill.


"Welcome to Delkona"

Good morning! Are you ready to set sail?
[Y:]Let's go!
[N:]I give no refunds.
--PASSAGE: You already bought one!
--C: C'mon mate, let's go!

Bobo(halfling, entrance, 35, ?-?)
--B: Fozimar the wizard may increase your learning skill.
--C: They say Fozimar's services became very expensive.
--FOZIMAR: He lives with my kin at Bondell.

Pavik(wizard, 46, s of entrance, ?-?)
--B: There is an obelisk on Vo.
--C: Stop wasting time on rumors!
--OBELISK: Inspect it!
--TELEPORTALS: Sphere, sphere, cube from Khazan ports to Yberton.

Stavko(man, 60, walled east of entrance, ?-?)
--B: One of the three levers is at Darvale.
--C: They say there are two destinations to teleport from the 'lost 
--LOST DUNGEON: Ask Llockhean about it.
--LLOCKHEAN: He likes to wander in dark.
--LEVERS: Must pull all three at once.

Tombul(merchant, 50, by docks, ?-?)
--B: Don't gamble! Look at  me, I am ruined. Lost everything at dice, 
including the 'amulet'.
--C: They say my amulet was magical.
--AMULET: I fell on hard times. I sold it to Faruk.
--FARUK: He is a rich merchant now, here on Fubernel. 

Tiko(halfling, 37, NW, ?-?)
--B: You can pick luffins on Kuskunn.
--C: They say it's all because of hodli ducks!
--HODLI DUCKS: They are dreadful!

Kid(65, garden, 11-?)
"Hi! I am not scared of goblins, you know."
--B: [above]
--C: They say you must go to Sargoz.
--SARGOZ: I hear the only way in and out of Sargoz is through teleportal 

Aartinix(65, NE, 3-?)
--B: Faruk sells teleportal keys.
--C: They say there are two stairways leading down from level 2 of 
--KHAZAN: Khazan is the dungeon under the sea.
--TELEPORTALS: Three spheres from Khazan gets you into Port avur.
(should be --FARUK: He travels between Bondell and Delkona.)

Leksra(Wizard, 55)
--B/TELEPORTALS:There are four teleportal houses on the 'surface' of 
--C: Stop wasting time on rumors!
--SURFACE: At 'Pheron', 'Khiriss', 'Kherbel', and 'Shendy'.
--PHERON: Three cubes from Pheron ports to Hidden vale.
--SHENDY: Sphere, cube, sphere from Shendy ports to Dakland.
--KHERBEL: Pyramid, sphere, pyramid from Kherbel ports to Fubernel.
--KHIRISS: Three pyramids from Khiriss ports to Shendy.

Llockhean(man, 70, SE area)
--B: Argelb knows the teleportal combination to escape from Sargoz.
--C: They say Argelb speaks to no one.
--ARGELB: He lives in Crystal Castle.
--SARGOZ: Sargoz is the lost dungeon.

--B: Don't lose the rings, they would end up in the 'furnace of hades'.
--C: Stop wasting time on rumors!
--FURNACE OF HADES: It is the furnace of eternal flames at the bottom of 

Leksra knows all about teleportals.

Old man Kahir has much wisdom.

"Hail adventurer!"
--C: I hear the kraken is awake!
[calls Llockhean Llockhgua]


--C: I am concerned only with the facts!

--"Greetings, ask me about your subject of interest."
--B: Read about Khazan before you attempt to conquer it.
--KHAZAN: Khazan is the name given to great underwater tunnels built 
many ages ago by Elden engineers. Its two entrances are on Fubernel and 
Heavenly. The first 4 levels of Khazan are interconnected by stairs. The 
fifth level can only be accessed through a portal in the Hall of Lost 
Souls at level 4. Within this hall there are four portals, placed at 
four corners. Portal to fifth is in the northwest corner.
--OBELISKS: It is believed that before their departure to the higher 
plane, Elden wizards placed three obelisks in three different parts of 
Deruvia. Engraved on each one of them was a single word which, when came 
together, formed a most powerful spell. Up to this day, neither the 
locations of the obelisks, nor the nature of the spell they contain, 
have been discovered. Many scholars and wizards are known to research 
the subject of mysterious obelisks.
--SUNKEN ISLE: Sunken isle is an example of elden magical might. Before 
the eldens started their trek to the higher plane, they placed many 
books they deemed to be potentially useful for other inhabitants of 
Deruvias in a tower called Ruhan. They then used their powerful magic 
and submerged the island that housed the tower. Alas, the knowledge to 
raise the isle from the sea was lost during the chaotic age which 
followed the departure of Eldens.

Bundi(50, right)
--B: Read about Sherro's legend at the Keof library.

Lippa(45, left)
--B: I know of an 'elf' that may help you, but I must warn you about his 
--ELF: Genevar the elf claims he has gained much insight to the mystery 
of obelisks lately.
--GENEVAR: He visits the Delkona inn often, but hardly ever speaks to 

* INN *
dish = roast pork

a = Innkeeper(40)
"Welcome to my inn."
--B: Try and talk to that grumpy elf Genevar.
--C: Murdar has a lady friend at Sumruna they say.
--GENEVAR: He is here after 1700 hours.
--MURDAR: Captain Murdar gets here before noon.
--SUMRUNA: Nice town.

b = drunk(70)
"Letsh all trink!"
--B: Search for the stairways to heaven!
--C: I hear necromans are about town.
--STAIRWAYS TO HEAVEN: Beyond the snake pit of Khazan, there is heaven, 
ho ho!

c = Domlin(monk, 50, 9-15)
--B: Seek Heru, the god of war.
--C: I haven't heard a good one lately.
--HERU: He sleeps in Khazan.
--TEMPLES: Heru's temple is on Fubernel.
--KHAZAN: It is close.

d = Murdar(captain, 9-12)
--B: Visit Shendy, it is dandy!
--C: Some say faery rules Heavenly!
  Isle of Giants 200  x=061 y=100
  Shendy 150
  Blue Crab Beach 250
  Sumruna 150

e = Emmo(halfling, 35, 16-)
--B: You will find a lever in Piyan.
--C: I hear there is no more dream dust in Theldair.
--DREAM DUST: Elven magic!
--LEVER: One of three.

f = Pupin(halfling, 50, 16-20)
--B: I survived! So could you.
--C: I heard of the man who can raise dungeon gates with a gaze!
--KHAZAN: Do you seriously consider entering Khazan?! Well, I wish you 
good luck. The words are: 'eksam', 'rattabl', 'gangamurt'.

g = Tumis(halfling, 30, 16-20)
--B: Seek the gonshi patch at northern Fubernel
--C: I heard of a drelin patch at southern Fubernel.

h = Uzim(wizard, 50, 16-20)
--B: You must find the combination to port to Sargoz.
--C: They say there is a teleportal on Shendy.
--SARGOZ: There is no other way in.
--TELEPORTALS: Sphere, pyramid, pyramid, from Bedangidar ports to Udar.

i = Genevar(elf, xx, 17-22)
--B: Research at the 'library' is essential for success.
--C: I haven't heard a good one lately.
--LIBRARY: There is a parchment on 'obelisks' at Delkona library.
--OBELISKS: I believe the words engraved on the obelisks are the three 
Words of Will.

j = Shanek(man, 65, 18-)
--B: You can probably find mirgets on Isle of Giants.
--C: I haven't heard a good one lately.
--ISLE OF GIANTS: It was our home before the giants came.

k = Gonnar(man, 65, 18-23)
--B: Seek the luffin patch at west Fubernel beaches.
--C: I haven't heard a good one lately.


--B:/C: I am just a private. Talk to my officer.

"Hail strangers, by the order of the city warden, no foreigners are to 
enter the city."
--B: Why don't you camp outside. It is so pleasant around Delkona.
--C: Rumor has it that the enemy infiltrated our city and prepares to 
strike from within!
(after clearing tower:)My orders are to let no strangers enter the city. 
Yet, you seem like a decent bunch!
[Offer 100 gold:]All right, go ahead and enter. But stay out of trouble.
[try to exit east:]Strangers are not allowed into the city.

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--MAD WIZARD: Bestul remembers him.
--BUZBAZGUT: I hear he is captured at last.
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(rumor?): They say the king is ill.

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City of Keof
Keof square

"Good morning. Are you ready to set sail?/Let's sail"
--B: I give no refunds.
--C: This isn't the time for that!
--PASSAGE: You already bought passage.

"Hi! I ain't scared of you!"
--B: Catch Ferrin at the inn early in the morn.
--C: They say you can teleport from Vocha.
--VOCHA: Home of orcs.

Dolomar() monk
--B: You need the mad wizard's help but you have to be very patient with 
--MAD WIZARD: He sits at the top of his 'tower'
--TOWER: Why, the tower of Thakass, of course.
--THAKASS: He just sits there, looking at his 'ring'.
--RING: The mad wizard holds the blue ring.

Numbar(30) old man in garden
--B: You must go into a dungeon to find what you seek.
--C: I ignore rumors!
--DUNGEON: Name the dungeon you seek.
--VOCHA: You can raise the gate of Vocha by chanting: 'hokde', 'kaflth', 

Nulden(20)(UL woman)
--B: Talk to the mysterious guest at the guest house.
--C: They say a saviour is coming!
--GUEST: He is so handsome!

Zentyne(15) (DR woman)
--B: You must raise your charisma for the world is full of crabby old 
--C: They say Tonton's services are expensive.
--TONTON: A master of his craft, I hear.

Kebo(12) halfling Keof Square
--B: Seek Tonton at Bondell.
--C: They say fermigons love to eat halflings!
--FERMIGONS: Don't you hate them!

Umurik(18) merchant
--B: You can 'teleport' to Yberton from Dermagud!
--C: They say the combination is hidden in Dermagud.
--DERMAGUD: In Uberion
--TELEPORT: Learn dwarvish to read the combination scroll in Dermagud.
--YBERTON: Crystal Castle is there.
--CRYSTAL CASTLE: You can find more volunteers there!

Isham(15) man, E
--B: Ask about 'teleportals' to wizards.
--C: I ignore rumors!

Atlan(20) man, Keof Square
--B: Visit the 'candle'.
--C: They say it's melting.
--CANDLE: It is in Berbezza.
--BERBEZZA: In Hidden Vale.

Tasfaras(30) NE Keof square wizard
--B: You must develop your learning skill. Aksimento can help.
--C: I ignore rumors!
--AKSIMENTO: He resides in Lymeric.
--TELEPORTALS: Cube, sphere, cube gets you from Sudogur to Pheron.

Bestul(40) SE Keof
--B: Many teleportal combinations may be learned in Shiran.
--C: They say the end is near!
--SHIRAN: Wizards' village.
--DEBARAMOS: He had an apprentice at Merg by the name of Ruhbear. Ask 
him about Debaramos.
--ONGAR'S WIZARD: Ask me by his name.

Usmet(20, north) man
--B: Ask Bestul about Ongar's wizard.
--C: They say Chambur is dead.
--CHAMBUR: He was an orc chieftain.
--BESTUL: Ask the guards about him.
--ONGAR'S WIZARD: Ask Bestul about Ongar's wizard.

Vixeskre(30) e Keof square
--B: Remulda of Lymeric sells Ishban.
--C: I ignore rumors!
--ISHBAN: It is a spell book.
--TELEPORTALS: Pyramid, sphere, sphere gets you from Vocha to Ice 

lt guard(15)
"Hail stranger!"
--B: Seek Tasfaras.
--C: They say Dolomar is worried.

rt guard(15)
"Hail stranger!"
--B: Seek Vixeskre.
--C: They say Dolomar is worried.
--DOLOMAR: Dolomar is out around 01:00
--VIXESKRE: Vixesgu[sic] is out around 00:00
--BESTUL: Bestul is out around 16:00

* INN *

"Welcome to my inn travellers."
--B: Hire Kunder to sail.
--C: I hear the serpent has risen from the deep!
--CAPTAIN/KUNDER: Captain Kunder gets here around 1900 hours.
--SERPENT: It swallows whole ships!
--ATLAN: He lives in Keof.

"Letsh drink and be m-merry!"
--B: Have fun!
--C: If Atlan comes I leave!
--ATLAN: I owe him 20 coins

--B: Captains won't sail to Heavenly
--C: They say a cure for the curse exists!
--HEAVENLY: Isle of faery magic!

--B: My advice to you is: avoid bad advice!
--C: Kunder dares to sail to Isles of Ice, they say.
--ISLES OF ICE: Monster domain!

Father gostand[sic](25)
--B: Ask about 'white wolf' to Yodan
--C: They say giant eagles have stolen the prince!
--YODAN: He lives at Soldain.

--B: After you read Zirvanad, visit Belazar again.
--C: I hear a strange guest is staying at the guest house.
--BELAZAR: He is a wise old man

--B: Read about Sherro's legend at the library.
--C: I hear the captain may sail to Point Hena.

--B: If you ever are in Lymeric, visit my friend Zeke.
--C: I hear Vixeskre only comes out after dark.
--ZEKE: He gives sound advice.
--VIXESTRE[sic]: He is a wizard

--B: Kunder can take you to Kuskunn.
--C: They say black dragons burnt Theldair.
--KUSKUNN: Take a 'lens' with you.
--LENS: Buy it.

--B: Kunder may take you back to Port Avur.
--C: I hear a band of heroes is on a quest to save us!

--B: Sail with me!
--C: [can't help]
--[location]: I sail there often.
--CAPTAIN: I am one.
--PASSAGE: Where do you wish to sail?
  Isles of Ice 200
  Port Avur 120
  Kuskunn 50
  Fubernel 100
  Point Hena 200
  I can take you there for * gold alright?
  (yes:) O.K. Meet me at the docks tomorrow at 7:00AM.


"Greetings, I am the librarian. Inquire to me about your subject of 
--B: I believe books will help you where swords fail.
--C: I deal only with written facts.
--SHERRO'S LEGEND/LEGEND OF SHERRO: The legend of Sherro is an old elven 
tale that may or may not have happened. According to the legend Sherro 
was an elf girl, born in days when unicorns still dwelled in Trilliad at 
large. She had an unusual gift of attracting unicorns to her side by 
chanting words that came to known as Sherro's high call. It is said that 
upon hearing the call, unicorns would come to her side from great 
distances. It is possible that the words to Sherro's high call are still 
known among the elven kind.
--TELEPORTAL/TELEPORTALS: Teleportal chambers provide the means of 
instantaneous travel. In every tp chamber there are three slots, also 
known as teleportal gates. A magical item, in the shape of a sphere, 
cube, or pyramid must be inserted into each one of the gates. If the 
combination of shapes form a valid key, all those that are present in 
the chamber are teleported to their destination.

--B: After obtaining the 'star', seek the 'Gate keeper'.
--C: I hear of poisoned pillows at some guest houses.
--GATE KEEPER: He is at Lymeric.
--STAR: It is the key of the 'vault'.
--SUDOGUR: Ask about 'Sudogur' to the gate keeper.
--VAULT: The vault is in 'Sudogur' below lymeric.


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[unknown] --THAKASS: You must examine the chests in Thakass.

Hail adventurers!
--B: The old man Gherig knows a wizard.
--C: They say an Azrael is leading the enemy forces.
--AZRAEL: I wouldn't like to face one.

--B: Ugdobar is from Shiran.
[see above for the rest]

Zekros(wizard, NE, 50, ?-?)
--B: There is a teleportal at level 5 of Thakass.
--C: I hear of writings about Hoyam in Port Avur library.
--THAKASS: It is on Wizard's Isle.
--TELEPORTALS: Pyramid, sphere, pyramid from Thakass ports to Khiriss.

Tonos(knight, E, 33, ?-?)
--B: Don't mess with gaems. I did and now I am cursed!
--C: I hear an army of kobolds just arrived from grud!

Kid(right)(docks, 15, ?-?)
"I am realy a goblin!"
--B: If all else fails, read the rule book!
--C: I hear hodli ducks are losing their feathers!
--HODLI DUCKS: They are so cute.

Kid(left)(docks, 35, 11-?)
"Hi, look at my new shoes!"
--B: You must kill monsters!
--C: They say only a wizard with lots of pierce spells can survive at 

Merif(farmer, NW, 35, ?-?)
--B: Seek Fagharn's advice in Sumruna.
--C: Some say temples have prayers to gods.
--FAGHARN: He reads a lot.
--FOOD: Sold them all.

Fendick(monk, SW of garden, 35, ?-?)
--B: Seek the holy 'temple' in Dakland.
--C: I haven't heard a hot one lately!
--TEMPLE: Temple of kalb is in Dakland.
--KALB: He is the god with a mask.

Sarik(35, farmer, SW, ?-?)
--B: Get inside, I feel rain coming.
--C: I haven't heard a hot one lately!
--FOOD: Sold them all.

Kiprit(25, halfling, S of houses, ?-?)
--B: Gherig's friend knows how to enter Thakass.
--C: I haven't heard a hot one lately!
--GHERIG: Ask the guards.

Feyyuz(45, man, SE, ?-?)
--B: Buy 'boots' to walk upon hot 'lava'!
--C: I haven't heard a hot one lately!
--BOOTS: Buy them at stores.
--LAVA: Some dungeons have hot lava floors.

Gurgay(45, man, end of houses, 19-?)
--B: Barbos sails to Kuzu bay.
--C: I hear of a treasure buried at level 1 of Thakass.
--THAKASS: It is on Wizard's Isle.
--CAPTAIN: He is a captain.
--WIZARD'S ISLE: Barbos can take you there.

Gherig(50, old man, docks, ?-?)
--B: If you wish to enter Thakass, ask about it to Yetmishi.
--C: I don't like the look of the folks who live in that corner house.
--YETMISHI: He is a wizard of Shiran.

Tenkit(25, halfling, e orchard, ?-?)
--B: When facing tough monsters, using 'nift' helps.
--C: Some say hodli ducks are a curse!
--NIFT: I saw some just north of Knessos.

Ugdobar(55, wizard, by tower, ?-?)
--B: If you are in Shiran, visit Petkenpif.
--C: I hear there is a sermin field in south Darvale.
--PETKENPIF: He knows of the white amulet.
--TELEPORTALS: Cube, pyramid, pyramid*OOPS*(9)from Thakass ports to 

* INN *

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a = innkeeper(40)
--B: Try my ale.
--C: Some say the mad wizard is realy not so crazy.
--BARBOS: Captain Barbos usually gets here around 1900 hours.
--MAD WIZARD: He lives on Wizard's Isle.

b = Flaygor(55, man, 10-18)
--B: Barbos may sail to Bihun.
--C: Some say one obelisk is below the king's castle.
--OBELISK: Three obelisks for three words!

c = Serem(33, monk, 14-19)
--B: Seek the 'temple' in Rosus.
--C: I seek only the truth!
--TEMPLE[S]: Temple of Pax is in Rosus.
--PAX: He sleeps at marsh of Piyan.

d = Kemosh (22, halfling, 16-21)
--B: Seek knowledge about the bubble at Shiran.
--C: I hear the mad wizard moved to upper Bedangidar.
--BUBBLE: You must be more specific for me to answer that.
--BUBBLE OF CAPTIVITY: Ah yes! Talk to Kemkezar about it.
--KEMKEZAR: He lives in Shiran.
--MAD WIZARD: Ignore his meaningless responses!

e = Mimosh(20, halfling, 17-22)
--B: Keep asking about blue ring to the mad wizard.
--C: Some say quonnies drove him mad!
--BLUE RING: You may need it.
--MAD WIZARD: Ignore his meaningless responses!

f = Jemosh(25, halfling, 18-23)
--B: Must have many pierce spells to conquer Thakass.
--C: I hear of an 'obelisk' nearby.
--OBELISK: North of Knessos, they say.
--THAKASS: On Wizard's Isle.

g = Rhumbu(55, old man, 18-23)
--B: Barbos can take you back to Pheron.
--C: Some say 3 spheres from Bedangidar ports to Shendy.

h = Vilad(50, man, 19-0)
--B: You must know the 'symbol' for each god.
--C: Some say Zumagins rule Thakass.
--SYMBOLS: See above altars at temples.
--ZUMAGIN: They are awful!

i = Barbos*50, captain, 19-22)
--B: Sail with me!
--C: I hear rats ate Garlin's boat!
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  Wizard's Isle 150
  Pheron 400
  Kuzu Bay 350

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Good morning, Are you ready to sail?
[N:] All right but you get no refunds.
[Y:] Let's sail.
--PASSAGE: You bought it already.

guard(L) (15)
"Hail adventurers!"
--B: Consider buying 'methreal armor'.
--C: (can't help)
--METHREAL ARMOR: Only dwarves can make them.

guard(R) (15)
"Hail adventurers!"
--B: They have a crash course at the combat school of Sumruna.
--C: (can't help)
--FOOD: I sold all mine.

Thoran(man N of entry, 28)
--B: Tomola may sail to Kraken Bay.
--TOMOLA: He is not a night person.

Punok(farmer, 15) (S of statue)
--B: Ask about 'food' to farmers you meet on the road.
--FOOD: I sold all mine.

Korhan(knight, 35) (SW of statue)
--B: Find a dwarf that can tell you Bedangidar's secrets.
--BEDANGIDAR: Brennix was lost there.
--BRENNIX: I would love to own it.

Rondel(elf, 32) (N in garden)
--B: We are searching for Somona, so should you!
--SOMONA: She is the queen's sorceress.
--C: The 'queen' awaits thee.
--QUEEN: 'Queen Fay' rules my kin.
--QUEEN FAY: She holds court at Theldair.
--THELDAIR: We are from Theldair.

Leminor(elf, 37) (S in garden)
--B: Seek the three 'elven sisters'.
--C: The 'queen' awaits thee.
--ELVEN SISTERS: Baelin knows one of them.
--BAELIN: He lives at Theldair.

Bornozar(monk, 30) (W side)
--B: Perhaps the bird god will help you.
--C: Have you heard of the drelins in east Fisestar?
--BIRD GOD: He sleeps in Sudogur.
--SUDOGUR: Below Lymeric.
--TEMPLES: There is a temple in far southeast Kherbel, at the end of a 

Sorgulara(wizard, 30, by docks, ?-?)

Seems to be a bug here:
--B: You must ask by the name of the spell book you wish to buy.
--C: Have you heard of the drelins in east Fisestar?
--TELEPORTALS: Sphere, sphere, pyramid gets you from Sudogur to 
--BOOK: Spell book, that is.

I suspect they meant to put in:
--B: Ask Ruknet about Sudogur.
--C: They say Queen Fay needs help./They say roads are not safe.

Envil(man, NW, 35, ?-?)
--B: You may buy passage from Merg to Bay of Meric.
--C: They say 'temples' are for gods.
--TEMPLES: Ask about temples to monks.

Tuskin(hermit, NE, 40, ?-?)
--B: Fizkreto sells the most powerful spell book.
--FIZKRETO: He lives in Shiran.

Lupsikin(wizard, NE, 33, ?-?)
--B: You'll get best value for your money at the magic school of 
--C: I hear of a gonshi patch by the sea, south of Crystal Castle.
--TELEPORTALS: Pyramid, sphere, cube from Meardom gets you to south 

Lunikor(monk, N of Lord Merg, 30, ?-?)
--B: Pick mirgets at Khiriss.
--TEMPLES: Temple of Sur is in Shertuz.
--SUR: He is the 'bird god'.

Clero(woman, N of Lord Merg, 27, ?-?)
--B: Ask Remulda about Ishban.
--REMULDA: He lives at Lymeric.
--ISHBAN: It is a spell book.

Gelsham(old man, W, 35, ?-?)
--B: Pick gonshis at Selderad.
--C: I hear Ruknet is not well.
--RUKNET: You can find him at the inn.


Greetings, I am the museum master. (30)
--B: Enjoy the elden 'artifacts' on display here at our museum.
--C: They say the flames of hades are hungry.
--[THE FURNACE/FLAMES OF] HADES: The furnace of hades burns hot but it 
can not burn the amulet!
--[THE] AMULET [OF LIGHT]: I don't know who has it now but I sure wish 
to have it here on display one day.
--ELVEN CLOAK: The elven cloak protects its wearer from the hottest 
flames. One could even walk in the furnace of hades with it! Alas, it 
was stolen from our museum not too long ago.
--ARTIFACTS: One of our best prizes on display is the 'crown of 
--CROWN OF KUMAKDGAN: He was a fierce and cruel king of gnolls.
--PRIZE: We have many on display.


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--FOAD: He lives in Lymeric.

a = Lokhan(elf, 32, 17-22)
--B: 'Elven maids' can give you a gift in a song.
--C: Come now, you can't depend on rumors! Seek the facts!
--ELVEN MAIDS: There is a famous song written about one!
--ELLIDRIN: Ask Ellidrin to sing you the swan song.

b = Aposh(50, 16-0)
"Ho hoy! i am known as Aposh the drunk!"
--B: Seek my friend Pugar at Kharin.
--C: I hear the breweries of Fubernel are closed down.
--PUGAR: He hunts cyclops.

c = Haendel(elf, 32, 17-22)
--B: Seek 'elven maids'.
--C: Come now, you can't depend on rumors! Seek the facts!
--ELVEN MAIDS: Baelin is in love with one.
--BAELIN: He lives in Theldair.

d = Kimm(man, 28, 19-22)
--B: Don't pick locks unless you carry loka.
--C: They say gnolls put traps on treasure chests!

e = Durmush(man, 25, 12-20)
--B: Did you dig Chambur's tomb yet?
--C: They say enemy has treasures hidden in their evil towers.

f = innkeeper(man, 30, ALL)
--B: Hire Tomola to get to Udar.
--C: They say the food at Knessos is poison.
--TOMOLA: Tomola gets here around noon.
--UDAR: Dwarf-land.

g = Ruhbear(wizard, 30, 18-23)
--B: My old 'master' may be able to help you.
--C: Come now, you can't depend on rumors! Seek the facts!
--MASTER: He was the late king's wizard.
--DEBARAMOS: My master Debaramos gave up practicing magic and became a 
wandering 'hermit'. He also changed his name to Rufus.
--RUFUS: He was the one to seal off Meardom.
--HERMIT: He usually wanders aroun Trilliad and Bihun.
--TELEPORTALS: Three cubes from Kherbel ports to Merg
--MEARDOM: Read about it at Port Avur.

h = Ruknet(monk, 30, 6-0)
--B: Don't search Sudogur unless you have the 'star'.
--C: I hear of a enemy tower in Sumruna!
--STAR: It opens the vault in Sudogur.
--SUDOGUR: To enter Sudogur, you must find the gate keeper in Lymeric 
and ask him about the gate.

i = Meneby(halfling, 5, 10-16)
--B: The more you hunt, better you get.
--C: I hear of good hunting in Trilliad.
--TRILLIAD: Free food!

j = Tomola(captain, 5, 12-18)
--B: Sail away!
--C: They say time is everything.
--[UDAR/BAY OF MERIC/KRAKEN BAY]:I can take you there. 350/200/225


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by library
--B: Hear Fetrik's advice.
--C: They say we are doomed!

Lufer(25 charisma) old man
--MUSHROOMS: I found gonshi mushrooms by the river in Pheron forest .

by tailor
--B: Ask about temples to monks.
--C: I hear a guard of the castle knows a teleportal combination.

Lunyan: (woman to left)
--B: A carpenter may find work at Keof!
--C: They say food is expensive at Merg.

Sephair: (woman to right)
--B: Don't camp out without blankets.
--C: I hear the tailor of Knessos is the best.

Hupson: (left of them, obstructive nuisance)
--B: Sail to Bondell via Shendy.
--C: They say gods may grant strength!

Kid # 1
--B: Listen to my friend's advice.
--C: They say words are needed to awaken gods.

Kid # 2
--B: You must give me lots of candy if you wish to succeed!
--C: They say gods may grant strength!

Mezekare(wiz below them)
--B: Read about 'hoyam essence' at the library.
--HOYAM: Read about it.

Hossav(very top)
--B: 'Offer' beer to the bard.
--C: I hear king's court is full of spies!

Guard by jail
--B: See my officer about a 'pass'.
--C: I think they are a waste of time.
--PASS: You need one to enter.


Father Orbonn

--B: My brothers can help you locate temples.
--C: They say winds of despair are upon us!
--ZIRVANAD: That's the subject of my 'research'.
--RESEARCH: I have spent many years researching the whereabouts of 
Zirvanad. Here is what I know: Zirvanad was placed in a stone 'vault' by 
Zirva's apprentices after his death. The vault had a star shaped key, 
without which it couldn't be opened. The fate of the star key after 
Eldens' departure is vague. The only clue I could uncover was in a dwarf 
ballad which referred to a 'white wolf' that carries a star around her 
--STONE VAULT/VAULT: I believe it is hidden in an underground chamber. 
Where exactly, I can't be sure. My colleague father Hosan claims it is 
in the caverns of Sudogur below Lymeric.
--WHITE WOLF: It may only be dwarf lore.
--FATHER HOSAN: He lives and works at Keof.
--SUDOGUR: Deadly caverns below Lymeric.
--LYMERIC: It is a  village.

Father Ulubal
Make sure you have a lens when you visit temples.
I hear Fubernel wine cures baldness!
--RESEARCH: I reseach the wine making methods of wee folks.
--TEMPLES: There is one for each god.
--GOD: They sleep!

"Greetings, I am the librarian, 'ask' me about you subject of interest."
--B: 'Ask' me about what you wish to read.
--C: I am only interested in facts.
--MEARDOM: Meardom is the name given to the dungeon below the king's 
castle. In the days of king Ongar the entrance to the dungeon was sealed 
permenantly after Ongar's eldest son, Aslan, wandered down and was later 
found slain by gnolls. Stricken by grief and anger, Ongar ordered 
Debaramos the wizard to seal the gate with magic, so none could enter or 
leave Meardom ever again. All who lived at the castle at the time were 
sworn to an oath never to mention Meardom again.
--HOYAM/HOYAM ESSENCE: Hoyam essence is a dwarffolk speciality made from 
the buds of the rare hoyam plant, by a special extract process. The 
plant is only found underground and will turn to ash if exposed to 
sunlight. Although the exact use of it is a closely guarded dwarf 
secret, it is suspected that it may have some luring effect on certain 


The bar opens at ?? and closes at midnight("It's closing time, all 
patrons must leave."

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To order a drink, buy one and the waitress will ask you if you want to 
give it to someone else. Say yes. Then you'll have a new command, O for 
offer. Drinks can lower the charisma necessary to talk to people.

0 = Captain Garlin(15, 20-0)
--POINT HENA: A fine place to sail to
--Where do you wish to sail?
  >>Shendy 100 gold
  >>Fubernel 150 gold
  >>Point Hena 200 gold
[choose:]O.K. Meet me at the docks tomorrow at 7:00AM.

1 = Meno
--B: Call for food
--C: They say black dragons are awake!

2 = Feyz
--B: You can buy 'passage' from a captain.
--C: They say Dolomar hides in Keof.
--PASSAGE: Ask a captain.
--CAPTAIN: Garlin is here at nights
--DOLOMAR: He knows the mad one.

3 = drunk(4, all hours)
[anything:] Letsh drink and be m-merry!

4 = Father Bonno(10, ?-?)
--B: If you want to know about Valon, ask Hokando.
--C: There is a dungeon under Lake Brelleht, they say.
--VALON: He sleeps in Dermagud.
[a bit odd--he knows there's a dungeon, and he knows Dermagud, but he 
doesn't know the dungeon's Dermagud.]
--HOKANDO: He lives in Soldain.
--DERMAGUD: Old dwarf mine.

5 = Kurek
--B: Seek my cousin Denkar at Soldain
--C: Denkar claims to know about the mysterious bowls in dungeons.
--DENKAR: 'Knock' on his door
--SOLDAIN: My hometown.
--HOYAM: Kreh! Only Drakka speaks of Hoyam!

6 = Bordal
--B: Seek Rabbonkar the scholar.
--C: I care for facts, only.
--RABBONKAR: He lives in Soldain.
--HOYAM: Seek Drakka council.
--DRAKKA: Means dwarf in old dwarvish
--DERMAGUD: I've been there! Chant 'achunne', 'reshiptar', 'ebitonagzi' 
to get in.

7 = innkeeper
"Welcome to my inn"
--B: Hire a captain to sail.
--C: The word from south  worries the dwarves!

8 = Ermal(5, ?-?)
--B: Buy 'passage' from captains
--C: I hear dwarves are in town selling hoyam
--PASSAGE: Ask a captain.
[offer beer:]
Far yonder in Seldarad
Lives a fair elven maid
Eyes of bright emerald
And hair of shiny gold.
Man and elf come from afar
Yearning a glance of her
And her songs to hear
Said to be like no other.
Her name is Ellidrin
She is known to favor the hearty
Deep in seldarad green
She sings, she waits for thee!
[there's no way to THROW beer at him for such rubbish. But it's useful.]

9 = Voer
--B: Offer the bard a drink
--C: I hear Garlin sails to Fubernel


"Hail strangers, I am the officer on duty, how may I be of assistance?"
--B: Stay out of trouble and you will be o.k!
--C/PASS: Why don't you make me an offer!
--JAIL: You need a pass to visit the jail.
--PORT AVUR: I was born and raised here in port avur.
[give >75 gold:]The officer signs and hands [char] a pass. [Don't worry 
if you don't give enough. He doesn't pocket it.] "Show (use) this pass 
at the jail gates."

--C: I am just the guard. Ask my officer.
"I can't talk while I am on duty!"(B:)
[BRIBE GUARD:]Guard ignores(you)!


(all) 30 charisma
--ISLES OF ICE: My kindred dwell under The Isles of Ice.
--DREAX: He is coming!!
--DREADS: Nothing can stop them!

I am Buzbazgut
--B: Tell my brothers at Vocha that I sent you for help.
--C: I heard dreads have risen!
--CHAMBUR: He is buried in Vocha.
--HAMMER: It was Chief Chambur's last wish that he be buried with the 
--VOCHA: You need 'three words' to raise the gate of Vocha.
--THREE WORDS: Seek that knowledge from Numbar the wise.
--NUMBAR: He went to Keof on the Isle of Shendy.

I am Hubantatur
--B: Give up your struggle. Dreax's release can not be prevented.
--C: I hear Dreax is already visible at times!
--VOCHA: Ah Vocha! my home!
--CHAMBUR: He is buried in Vocha.
--HAMMER: I was a member of the squad that stole the hammer!

I am Dagbunbagtur
--B: Help us escape now and you shall be spared when the day comes!
--C: I hear we shall be pardoned and send to Isles of Ice as 
--HAMMER: We buried the hammer right next to Chambur's tomb.
--VOCHA: Vocha is below the Isles of Ice.


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"Bay view guest house"

"Hail adventurers!"
--B: Seek Rumba the wise.
--C: Mizekske and Numan don't get along, they say.

"Hail adventurers!"
--B: Seek the monks Basko and Murkaza.
--C: Don't waste time with rumors.

Farhad(knight, NW, 67, ?-?)
--B: You may have to enter the 'furnace'.
--C: Don't waste time with rumors.
--AMULET: I lost it during combat with wolvingas. It probably ended up 
in the Furnace of Hades.
--FURNACE: All elden artifacts found by the enemy are thrown into 
furnace of hades.

Mishu(farmer, NW, 35, ?-?)
--B: Knock on Hubbo's door at Bondell.
--C: I hear of a loka field in south Udar.

Derhal(man, by inn, 50, ?-?)
--B: Halflings once dwelled where ogres now roam. Seek guidence from 
halflings about Shadrum.
--C: I hear of deadly halls in Shadrum.
--Shadrum: Home of ogres!

Numan(merchant, by inn, 42, ?-?)
--B: Guards must have seen Pupin leave.
--C: The brew at the tavern is cursed, they say.

Shibel(woman, bench south, 30, ?-?)
--B: Seek Efenor the elf.
--C: Some say Mikemira can buy you time!
--EFENOR: He is a wood elf. Ask him about the 'unicorn'.
--MIKEMIRA: Seek Mikemira at the King's castle.

Kelock(man, east bay, 75, ?-?)
--B: Seek advice from Kabuck the dwarf.
--C: Don't waste time with rumors.
--KABUCK: He lives in Kharin.

Basko(monk, by center house, 30, ?-?)
--B: Find luffin fields in Kherbel desert.
--C: Don't waste time with rumors.
--TEMPLES: Temple of moon is in southeast Kherbel, near Yberton.
--TEMPLE OF MOON: I go to the temple of moon to pray.

Murkaza(monk, below center house, 45, ?-?)
--B: You must have many pierce and repel spells memorized to conquer 
--C: Don't waste time with rumors.

Rumba(old man, by south lake, 55, ?-?)
--B: The mad wizard has the blue one, the unicorn carries the green one.
--C: Don't waste time with rumors.
--BLUE RING: Ask the mad one until he understands!
--GREEN RING: It is on her horn!
--MAD WIZARD: He lives in Thakass.
--UNICORN: Elves may help you.

Aishen(woman, S of entry, 30, ?-?)
--B: Knock on my friend Koldan's door at Kharin.
--C: Dessen is friendly with a witch, they say.
--DESSEN: At Crystal Castle.

Fagharn(wizard, SE corner, 60, ?-?)
--B: Read about 'the sunken isle' at the Delkona library.
--C: They say Gonshi fields are drying up.
--TELEPORTALS: Sphere, pyramid, cube from Dermagud gets you to Pheron.
--DERMAGUD: It is in Uberion.
--THE SUNKEN ISLE: Must be raised.

Mizekske(wizard, rt of house, 45, ?-?)
--B: Jagamer can teach you to learn faster.
--C: Don't waste time with rumors.
--JAGAMER: He lives in Theldair.
--TELEPORTALS: Pyramid, cube, pyramid from Khazan gets you to Shendy.
--KHAZAN: On Fubernel.

Enick(farmer, left of guards, 40, 6-?)
--B: Seek Mikemira at the King's castle.
--C: I hear Pupin survived Khazan.

* INN *

leg of lamb

a = captain Patras(50)
--B: Sea air will do you good!
--C: Sirens caused Garlin to go down, they say.
--GARLIN: Great sea-man.
  ISLE OF VO 100
  SHENDY 250
b = Dumear(man, , 20-)
"I am Dumear, second mate to captain patras."
--B: Sail with us, our boat is comfortable.
--C: I hear there is a teleportal in Kherbel.

c = Gourney(monk, 30, 10-)
--B: Demren and I pray at different temples.
--C: Concern yourself with facts, not rumors!
--DEMREN: He is here in the evenings.
--TEMPLES: My god's temple is in southeast Kherbel.
--DUST: Ask specifically please.
--CRYSTAL DUST: Ah yes! That comes from the mines of Crezimas.
--CREZIMAS: It is underneath the Crystal Castle.

d = Hakim(man, 40, 18-)
--B: You can pick mirgets in Piyan.
--C: I hear Pupin knows how to enter Khazan.
--PUPIN: He left town.

e = Pugar(dwarf, 65, 10-)
--B: Seek my kin around Kherbel and Yberton.
--C: I hear mining in Yberton is good.

f = Zukumya(wizard, 75, 17-)
--B: Pick precious sermins in Fisestar.
--C: Concern yourself with facts, not rumors!
--TELEPORTALS: Cube, pyramid, sphere from Crezimas ports to Fubernel.

g = innkeeper(50)
--B: Speak to Patras about passage.
--C: They say Gourney knows about a dust.
--GOURNEY: He is usually here in the mornings.
--PATRAS: Captain Patras is usually here in the evenings.

h = Demren(monk, 30)
--B: You may visit two temples in Kherbel.
--C: Concern yourself with facts, not rumors!
--TEMPLES: I follow Hissen, the snake god.
--HISSEN: His temple is in southwest Kherbel.

i = drunk(40)
"Letsh drink and be m-merry!"
--B: Oh letsh drink and forget all!
--C: They say Ali is concerned about you guys!
--ALI: Our creator! Let's drink to his health!

j = Obuan(old man, 75, 14-)
--B: I found a brick building with a iron lever within, in western 
--C: I heard of another iron lever up in Darvale.

k = Leshar(man, 55, 15-)
--B: Visit Nimmet when you are in Bondell.
--C: Concern yourself with facts, not rumors!

l = Valero(man, 50, 20-)
--B: Knock on Koldan's door at Kharin.
--C: Concern yourself with facts, not rumors!

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"Bondell  Halflings greet you."

--MELISO: Northwest corner house.
--TONTON: North of the pond.
--TUTEN: He lives in the northeast corner house.
--NIMMET: Just south of the gate.
--HUBBO: Southeast corner house.
--FOZIMAR: Southwest corner house.

--B: You can buy the book Zoxinn at Shiran.
--C: They say Dinera lost her powers.
--DINERA: She entered Shadrum with the help of Tuten and battled the 
mighty king of ogres. Alas, she lost the fight. She now wanders the 
roads of Fubernel.
--ZOXINN: Ask about it to Fizkreto.
--FIZKRETO: He lives in Shiran.

--B: You can buy the book Ishban at Lymeric.
--C: I hear that the king's hero is on a quest to recover the 'circlet'.
--ISHBAN: Ask about Ishban to Remulda of Lymeric.
--REMULDA: He lives at Lymeric.
--CIRCLET: The 'king of ogres' wears it now!
--KING OF OGRES: He sits at the top of his 'tower'.
--TOWER: Tower of shadrum is on the isle of giants.
--SHADRUM: Tuten and Dinera the witch entered it once.
--ISLE OF GIANTS: We hope to return there one day!

--B: A learning skill lesson costs 140 coins at Lymeric.
--C: Demonic powers are at work!

--B: A learning skill lesson costs 120 coins at Shiran.
--C: They say enemy patrols the area west of here!


--TUTEN: He lives here in Bondell.

"Why don't you visit me some other time. I am busy right now." / 
"Welcome to my home, traveller."


Meliso Tonton Tuten
Fozimar       Hubbo

--B: You must raise the sunken isle from the sea by pulling the 'three 
levers' at once.
--C: They say the officers of Delkona are all crooks!
--THREE LEVERS: There are three levers at three different locations. 
they must be pulled at the same moment and the isle will rise from the 
--SUNKEN ISLE: Eldens dwelled on it once.
--ELDENS: I hope they will return one day.

Tonton offers charisma training for 200 a pop. +14 for humans--your main 
character can to 99 with 5 tries.

--B: Seek Dinera. She is not as crazy as they think!
--C: They say the ash of shir-aka was used by eldens to trap Dreax!
--DINERA: I was with her when we took on the king of ogres in the tower 
of Shadrum. I was wounded at the third level and couldn go up no more.
--DREAX: Arch-demon!
--ASH: You must ask the conclave.
--CONCLAVE: At Shiran.
--SHIR-AKA: Wizards of Shiran look after it now.
--SHADRUM: Chant 'damlaz', 'firtarafa', 'yaklamatofar' to open Shadrum.
--KING OF OGRES: Ask about him to Dinera.

--B: Pay attention to all you hear about Sargoz.
--C: I hear the  'furnace' of Hades burns in Sargoz.
--FURNACE: You must find the portal in Lake Kumalis to reach the 
--LAKE KUMALIS: They say it is at the bottom of Sargoz.
--SARGOZ: Four levels of hell!
--ENTRANCE: I don't know where it is. Search everywhere!

--B: Seek the temple of Heru on this isle before you enter Khazan.
--C: Some say it is already too late!
--HERU: The god of war.
--KHAZAN: One entrance to Khazan is on this isle.

Fozimar teaches learning for 200 gold.


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Sign: Kharin -home of drakka.

--SHAGAR: He lives by the pool.
--KUREK: At east of Kharin.
--PUGAR: His place is at the middle of the village.
--VALODA: He lives by the well.
--VIADRAS: He lives in the square garden.
--KABUCK: He lives by the only tree.
--KOLDAN: His place is across the village entrance.
--ARMORY: Visit our armory here in Kharin.

"Pardon me, sir, but I'm busy."

--B: Viadras can improve your learning skill.
--C: I hear the red octopus is at large again.

(L pipe)
--B: Visit loka patch to the south of Kharin.
--C: I hear of a moss covered 'portal' area in Khazan, at 3rd level.
--PORTAL: It ports to an area that has no other entrance, they say!
--KHAZAN: Prepare your will before you enter Khazan.

(R pipe)
--B: Shagar's adventures may provide a lead for you.
--C: I hear even the bard's mighty magic was to no avail!

(L of Pugar)
--B: Pax sleeps in Piyan.
--C: They say the queen is feeling better.
--PAX: He is the god of eye. His temple is in Rosus.

(R of entry house)
--B: Inquire about Khazan on Fubernel.
--C: They say Valoda lost his plume!
--KHAZAN: Dungeon of Khazan has two 'entrances'. One is on Fubernel.
--ENTRANCES: Ask pupin about Khazan. He may know the words.
--PUPIN: He lives on Fubernel.


"That is my name!"

"Welcome to my home, how can I assist you?" /
"Best if you visit me some other time. I don't feel like talking right 

Shagar          Armor

  Viadras     Kurek

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  Valoda      Kabuck

--B: Seek Dinera on Fubernel, she faced the Ogre King and survived.
--C: Pugar claims to know the location of a stolen cloak!
--PUGAR: He lives here in Kharin.
--ADVENTURES: I've had many. The worst was the 'lost dungeon'.
--LOST DUNGEON: Kreh! Stay away from 'Sargoz', the lost dungeon. It's 
home to dreads!
--SARGOZ: There is no entrance into Sargoz. You must 'teleport' into it.
--TELEPORT: You need to know two things to get to Sargoz: the 'key 
combination', and the location of the 'chamber' to teleport from.
--KEY COMBINATION: I believe the answer to that is in Khazan, written on 
four signposts.
--CHAMBER: Truk may know where you can teleport to Sargoz from.
--KHAZAN: Kulak has some knowledge about Khazan.
--DREADS: They are dreadful! They were created on the darkest day!
--TRUK: He lives at Crystal Castle.

--B: Catch Kulak at noon time.
--C: Some say Dreax is now visible.
--KULAK: He usually takes a walk in the village in the afternoons.
--BEDANGIDAR: If you wish to enter Bedangidar chant: 'samandax', 
'tifgaramo', 'kemt'.

--B: Some time ago, with my squad, we captured a cyclop. He confessed he 
was part of the band that stole the elven 'cloak' from the museum of 
--C: Some say the end is near!
--CLOAK: He said they buried it at the southwest corner of the 'hall of 
ancient dreams'.
--HALL OF ANCIENT DREAMS: The hall of ancient dreams is in Crezimas.
--CREZIMAS: Crezimas is below the Crystal Castle.

Viadras teaches learning for 150 gold.

--B: Learn all you can about Shadrum before you enter it.
--C: I heard a rumor about a 'scroll' hidden in Shadrum.
--SHADRUM: The ogres call their tower on the Isle of Giants by the name 
of Shadrum.
--SCROLL: Ask about scroll to Kemkezar.
--KEMKEZAR: He lives at Shiran.

--B: I think you may need to raise the 'Sunken Isle'.
--C: I heard of a mushroom which looks like sermin but affects like 
--SUNKEN ISLE: You must locate the 'three levers'.
--THREE LEVERS: They have to be pulled down at the same instant in time.

Valoda offers dwarvish learning for 175. No big deal, same as Rabbonkar. 
Or *ahem* this guide.


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--FOAD: He lives in his tower by the tree,
--AKSIMENTO: He lives at the west side of Lymeric.
--REMULDA: He lives by the well.
--ZEKE: He lives in the first house east of the entrance.

"Bridge of darwood" N and S of bridge
"Welcome to Lymeric" at S entrance

lower man(35)
upper man(25)

--ICE PLAIN: It's north of here.
--GATE KEEPER: He lives north of Darwood bridge.

--B: You can find dvarves mostly in Marmaris, Phaleng, and 
--C: They say celebrations started at Mondar.
--MONDAR: Shush! source of all evil!

Kafir(upper man, 25)
--B: Inquire to inn keepers about 'captain'.
--C: I hear of a luffin patch in Shertuz.

--B: You must have 'walkwater' as you go down below.
--C: They say great treasures are hidden below Lymeric!
--WALKWATER: Without a good stock of walkwater spell, you are doomed to 

--B: Cube, pyramid, cube gets you to Darvale from down below!
--C: I hear of a loka patch at ice plain.

  There's also an old man marooned off to the far right. You can't reach 
over to him as the game won't let you leave. He also doesn't seem 
accounted for in the disk image, so I can only assume his presence is 
either a bug or an artifact.


   Gate Keeper

Aksimento    Foad

Remulda      Zeke




Gate Keeper
--B: Only the holder of a Demaro will succeed below.
--C: Hrmph!
--DEMARO: You can buy the book of Demaro from Hextaris.
--HEXTARIS: He lives at Theldair.
--VAULT: It is down below, beyond the gate.
--STAR KEY: It opens the vault.
--ZIRVANAD: Zirvanad is locked in the vault.
--GATE/SUDOGUR: I am its keeper. Do you wish to enter Sudogur, the 
underground caverns?

--B: Seek Kurek at Kharin.
--C: They say Mokaram recently spoke to the mad wizard.
--MOKARAM: Find him at Piyan or Bihun.
--MAD WIZARD: Mokaram knows how to deal with him.
--KUREK: He survived  Bedangidar.
--BEDANGIDAR: Ancient dwarven mines in Bihun.

--B: You must read about obelisks at the library of Delkona.
--C: They say the time to understand the 'obelisks' is upon us.
--OBELISKS: They were left by the Eldens.


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  Seksanta KEMKEZAR Petkenpif
  Fizkreto          YETMISHI

--SEKSANTA: He has two cows.
--PETKENPIF: By the turnips.
--KEMKEZAR: He has a dog for a familiar.
--YETMISHI: South-east corner of Shiran.
--FIZKRETO: South-west corner of Shiran.

Atvalan(by turnip patch) (50, ?-?)
--B: You can pick sermin mushrooms in Trilliad, northeast of Theldair.
--C: Some say Debaramos no longer practices magic.
--TELEPORT: Pyramid, sphere, cube from Crezimas gets you to Trilliad.
--DEBARAMOS: His 'apprentice' may know where he is.
--APPRENTICE: His name was Ruhbear.
--RUHBEAR: I hear he lives in Merg.

Matrakas(NE)(45, ?-?)
--B: You may take lessons from Seksanta.
--C: Some say a god sleeps nearby.
--TELEPORT: Cube, cube, pyramid ports from Shadrum to Fisestar.
--GOD: West of Shiran.

Gnetra(S)(50, ?-?)
--B: Search for Brennix in Bedangidar.
--C: I hear Crezimas is infested with the spawn of darkness.
--CREZIMAS: Crezimas is below the Crystal Castle.
--BRENNIX: Brennix was the enchanted sword of legendary elden warrior 
--BEDANGIDAR: Dwarves may know how to enter.
--TELEPORT: Sphere, cube, pyramid from Khiriss ports to Trilliad.

Carvis(by pool)(55, ?-?)
--B: You may pick drelin mushrooms from a patch just west of Shiran.
--C: Some say there is an obelisk in Meardom!
--MEARDOM: Debaramos would know how to enter Meardom.
--DEBARAMOS: His 'apprentice' may know where he is.
--APPRENTICE: His name was Ruhbear.
--RUHBEAR: I hear he lives in Merg.
--TELEPORTAL: Pyramid, cube, pyramid from Khiriss ports to Shertuz.
--OBELISK: There are three, they say.


Blow-off = "It is best if you visit me some other time!"
OK = "Welcome to my home, traveller."

Seksanta teaches learning for 120.

Fizkreto sells Zoxinn for 2000.

--B: You may benefit from fountains of Thakass if you awaken Kalb.
--C: They say Thakass teleportal is the gate to Sargoz!
--SARGOZ: Home of dread!
--WORDS: The three words to conjure the bubble are written on a scroll 
called 'Zukkamear'.
--ZUKKAMEAR: It is lost since the Elden days.
--TELEPORTALS: 3 Spheres from Sargoz ports to Hidden Vale.
--KALB: His temple and his place of rest are in Dakland.
--BUBBLE: Ask precisely, bubble of what?
--BUBBLE OF CAPTIVITY: The bubble of captivity is conjured by chanting 
'three words' while crystal dust floats in the air.
--THREE WORDS: The scroll of Zukkamear contains the three words for a 
Bubble of captivity.
--CRYSTAL DUST: Crystal dust comes from the mines below Crystal Castle.

--B: You must conquer ten dungeons.
--C: They say Koldan knows the location of Zukkamear.
--KOLDAN: At Kharin.
--TELEPORTALS: Pyramid, pyramid, cube from Sargoz ports to Fubernel.
--AMULET: What amulet? ask again with a better description.
--WHITE AMULET/AMULET OF LIGHT: Oh! the white amulet of light. Well, I 
heard Tombul bought it from an elf.
--TOMBUL: In Delkona.

--B: Raising dungeon gates requires special knowledge.
--C: I hear my mad coleague is gone senile.
--DUNGEON: Ask one by its name.
--THAKASS: Chant: 'kuramdafur', 'tevalato', 'rekmetrek' to enter 
--TELEPORTALS: Sphere, pyramid, pyramid from Crystal Castle ports to 


Opens 18:00- <=21:00
[unknown: The conclave of orders is in progress.
Home of all orders
The one who carries the circlet may gather the 'twigs'.
The one who wears the circlet of Aka must gather the fallen twigs of 
Shir-aka. The twigs will turn into ash upon touch.
The circlet of Aka is in the hands of the enemy.]

"How dare you interrupt! begone before we lose our patience!"
"That's me./That's him over there."
--ENEMY: They are everywhere!
--SHADRUM: Stay away from there!

"I am Jaxinfozt, archmage of the green order."
--B: We are all experts in teleportals.
--C: We prefer not to!
--TELEPORT: Pyramid, sphere, pyramid from Meardom ports to Knessos.

"I am Gromus, archmage of the blue order."
--B: You must walk in Shiran after midnight!
--C: We prefer not to!
--TELEPORT: Pyramid, cube, pyramid from Shadrum gets you to Shiran.

"I am Shekyza, archmage of the red order."
--B: You can buy a Zoxinn here at Shiran.
--C: We prefer not to!
--ZOXINN: Fizkreto sells the Zoxinn.
--TELEPORT: Sphere, cube, sphere from Shendy ports to Dakland.

"I am Freyapkin, leader of the conclave."
--B: Magical items of the same color light up the 'stones'.
--C: We prefer not to!
--STONES: Lighting stones are in Berbezza.
--BERBEZZA: In hidden vale.
--SHIR-AKA: The great tree of magic power, may it flourish to eternity.
--SHIR-AKA ASH: You need the ash of Shir-aka eh? [space] None other than 
the one who wears the 'circlet' of Aka can gather the fallen twigs of 
the great Shir-aka. Any other who attempts to touch will be severely 
--CIRCLET: Halflings of Fubernel claim knowledge of its whereabouts.
--TWIGS: They turn to ash upon human touch.
--TELEPORT: Sphere, cube, cube from Khiriss gets you to Fubernel.


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left and right, "Soldain - Dwarf home"
center, "Soldain hall - Council meets at 1800"

  House map:

  Yodan  Denkar  Makaso

    Azidamus   Hall

	 Hokando  Rabbonkar

--RABBONKAR: By the east gate.
--HOKANDO: At the south west corner.
--DENKAR: He loves dogs!
--MAKASO: At the nort east corner.[sic]
--YODAN: He lives in the first house by the west entrance.
--VOCHA: Home of orcs!
--ORCS: We kill them!
--AZIDAMUS: He lives in the small hut.

1 = Dunar(26, ?-?)
--B: Interrogate the orcs at Port Avur jail about the 'hammer'.
--C: They say the white wolf is alive!

2 = Hodim(24, ?-?)
--B: Seek 'temple of sun' at Kuskunn.
--C: I hear there are captive orcs in Port Avur.
--HAMMER: Orcs stole it, I swear!
--ORCS: You know as much as I know.
--TEMPLE: You can pray to Nexis there.
--NEXIS: Sun god of Deruvias.

3 = Varak(20, ?-?)
--B: If you please the council, they may declare you dwarf-friend.
--C: I hear of a 'captain' from Keof dares to sail to Isles of ice.
--CAPTAIN: You may hire him to wait for you while you explore the isle.

4 = Nokbin(30, ?-?)
--B: A visit to Kuskunn before daring Vocha may be a good idea.
--C: I hear rumors of many treasures at Vocha.
by hall


If they're selling, 5 charisma, but if they're not selling anything, 30 
charisma. You can knock and enter and still be rebuffed inside("I can't 
talk right now, why don't you visit me some other time.") which is 

"Welcome to my home traveler." from all

--RABBONKAR: Rabbonkar may teach you dwarvish.
--HAMMER: We think orcs stole it!
--ORCS: They are thieves, all of them!

--B: Drop pearls in magical 'bowls.'
--C: I hear Azidamus is willing to sell a Sabano.
--PEARLS: They activate the magic that displays the map of the level.
--BOWLS: Found in dungeons, they are filled with a milky substance.

Rabbonkar [150 coins to read Dwarvish]

Makaso [190 coins to increase learning]

Azidamus [Sabano = 1500]

--B: Awaken gods by chanting their 'prayers'.
--C: I hear Azidamus is willing to sell a Sabano.
--GODS: One of them, Valon, sleeps at Dermagud.
--VALON: You can reach his temple through Dermagud.
--DERMAGUD: Dermagud can only be entered by chanting the three magic 
words to raise the gate. Stand by the door and chant: 'achunne', 
'reshiptar', 'ebitonagzi'.
--AZIDAMUS: He resides in Soldain.
--PRAYERS: They are found at temples.
--TEMPLE[S]: There is one for each god.


--B: Find the white wolf at the wolf rock.
--C: They say there is a new diamond mine in Phaleng.
--WHITE WOLF: Use hoyam essence to lure the white wolf.
--HOYAM: Ask about hoyam to the council, only they can give you some.
--WOLF ROCK: The wolf rock is in phaleng.


You don't need charisma to talk to anyone here. But you do need to enter 
just after 1800 hours.

That's me./That's him over there.

--SOLDAIN: Our beloved village.
--WHITE WOLF: Could be in Phaleng.
--HOYAM: Talk to Okdark about that.
--THORIN: He was the greatest leader of dwarf kind.

[after winning:]
Use hoyam to lure the white wolf.
Some say the white wolf has the key!

Greetings adventurers, I am Okdark, eldest of Soldain. (rightmost)
--B: You must prove your worth!
--C: I heard of your quest. May Thorin guide you.
--HOYAM: Hoyam essence eh? We can give you some if you prove you are 
worthy of such a gift. [hammer given:] We will be honored to supply you 
with it. Will you accept our gift?
--HAMMER: We will be forever grateful if you can bring it back.

--[give hammer:] This is a moment of great joy for the dwarf kind. You 
must now name your need and we shall do our best to oblige./We are 
grateful for its recovery. Ask us what you need.

Yondilar (left)
--B: Some believe that the hammer is lost forever!
--C: Dwarves can be very generous on occasion.
--HAMMER: It was stolen from our hall.

Fodkin (2nd left)
--B: We can't help while Thorin's hammer is missing.
--C: We suspect it was orcs, of course.
--HAMMER: It must be found!

Freggar (2nd right)
--B: The hammer must be restored to its place.
--C: They say the hammer is buried in a dark dungeon!
--HAMMER: It was stolen from our hall.


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"Council hall. Meeting starts at 1800 hours."

Kehvean(40, elf, UR)
--B: Truk the wizard knows teleportals like no other!
--C: I hear there is curfew in Delkona.
--TRUK: He resides in Crystal castle.

Nehemas(40, elf, UL)
--B: Seek Paladin in Bedangidar.
--C: He is the god of moon.
[should be? --MOON: The temple of moon is in eastern Kherbel.]

Sevidor(45, elf, DR)
--B: You can pick nifts if you go east from Theldair.
--C: I hear of an elven maid on an isle.
--ELVEN MAID: She sings.
--SONG: Oh, I can't sing like aellin!
[should be? --AELLIN: She is the best of the three sisters.]


--FAERY: It's beyond the sea of Oshmar. [unimplemented]

hall     Jagamer
Baelin   Hextaris

--B: Seek my love Suerfin in Trilliad.
--C: Aydor will come to visit soon.
--AYDOR: Aydor wanders in the woods.
--SUERFIN: Oh how I yearn to hear my fair maiden's 'song'.
--SONG: She sings the 'sparrow song'.
--SPARROW SONG: Ask Suerfin that.
--SING: I can't, but Suerfin does!

--B: Maybe we can get help from the land of faery.
--C: Is there a land of faery, I wonder.
--SHERRO: She was a friend of unicorns.
--UNICORN: Only one unicorn is left in our world now!
--SHERRO: Sherro knew how to summon the unicorns. Her high call was: 
'sherro', 'hoy', 'dumanfir'.

Hextaris sells Demaro at 1500 when it is a rip-off for 150.

Jagamer teaches learning for 180 gold.

* HALL *

   3 4 56
1        7

1 = Tassen(30)
--B: Stay away from bedangidar!
--C: They say Azraels are coming!
--BEDANGIDAR: Bedangidar is an old dwarf mine. It is now infested by the 

2 = Galhail(45)
--B: Ask about the 'elvish cloak' at the museum of Merg.
--C: Some say there is a prison in Mines of Bedangidar!
--ELVISH CLOAK: It is on display at Merg museum.
--SOMONA: She is a sorceress and advisor to the queen.

3 = Feadeil(30)
--B: Only somona can give you the dust you seek.
--C: Only an Azrael could overpower Somona.

4 = Queen Fay(5)
"Greetings adventurers, I am Queen Fay."
--B: Elves everywhere are advised to help you however they can.
--C: I am queen, I have no time for rumors!
--DUST: Somona can help you about that.
-- THE DUST/DREAM DUST/ELVEN DREAM DUST: Only Somona the sorceress knows 
how to make dream dust.
--SOMONA: She is the maker of the dust.

5 = Nef(30)
--B: Help so you can be helped!
--C: Only an Azrael could overpower Somona.

6 = Keldain(45)
--B: Knock on Gilondo's door.
--C: They say Azraels are coming!
--GILONDO: He lives here in Theldair.

7 = Neldor(40)
--B: Somona the sorceress could help you.
--C: They say Azraels are coming!
--SOMONA: She is our sorceress.

[other after she's rescued:]
I know how to make dream dust!
I've been away for a while.
Ask Somona about dream dust!
Dream dust eh?
I would like to offer you some as a token of my gratitude. Would you 
It was hell!

Thanks but we have no need of that.

That's me.
We are grateful for her rescue!


  You'll meet a lot of people on the roads. The possible conversations 
are divided into four areas based on what part of the disk loads up: 
X=76/77 and X=61/62 are where they are divided. You can tell because the 
disk loads. Other than that there is some division by territory--for 
instance, in the SW there is no overlap between Shendy encounters and 
Fubernel ones. So it's all marginally random. You can pick up some good 
info here but oddly some folks seem to catch up to you even if you flee 
like crazy--and old man, for instance. But this is better than having to 
wait too long to see people. I've included some conversations I didn't 
stumble on--that's probably due to not being in the right place enough, 
as I tried to scour the roads thoroughly. But this is info taken from 
the disk image. I also tried to include where I tended to find the 

* NW sector roads *

[ one of Frofha Shokki Tenke ]:
--B: Ask about 'gems' to travelling dwarves.
--C: Dreads are coming!

Merchants are found closer to Port Avur.
--B: Buy my 'goods'.
--C: Rumor has it there is a combination to teleport to Isles of Ice.
--GOODS: Won't you greet me first?

Father Bullon(monk, 25) UBE
--B: Six of the 'gods' sleep in underground chambers. Two sleep above 
--C: They say the chosen hero will save us.
--TEMPLES: There is a temple nearby, through Dermagud.
--GODS: The ones that sleep above are Kalb and Pax.
--KALB: His temple is in Dakland.
--PAX: He is far far away.

Father Gostav(monk, 25) UBE
--B: Inspect the altars in temples.
--C: I hear Rabbonkar teaches dwarvish.
--TEMPLES: There is one between the two lakes.
--RABBONKAR: In Soldain.

Fibor(farmer, 20) KEN
--B: Pick drelin by the Brelleht lake.
--C: I pay no heed to rumors.
--FOOD: Food eh? (I sell 5 rations for 07 gold.)

Sefir(farmer, 11) PHA
--B: I saw sermin mushrooms in Uberion.
--C: I pay no heed to rumors.
--FOOD: Food eh? (I sell 4 rations for 06 gold.)

Fixnix(wizard, 50) PHA/KEN
--B: You may sail to isles of ice or you may teleport!
--C: I pay no heed to rumors.
--TELEPORTALS: Pyramid, cube, sphere from Dermagud ports to isles of 

Trikerviz(wizard, 46) PHA
--B: Pearls can be used for purposes other than trade. Denkar knows how.
--C: I pay no heed to rumors.
--DENKAR: He lives in Soldain.
--TELEPORTALS: Cube, pyramid, cube from Dermagud gets you to Selderad.

Rokka(knight, 30) PHE
--B: Captain Kunder sails to isles of ice.
--C: I pay no heed to rumors.
--KUNDER: He usually docks at Keof.

Mallor(juggler, 28) PHA
--B: If I was a gem cutter, I would go work at Keof.
--C: They say the chosen hero will save us.

Razmithar(wizard, 35) MAR
--B: Seek 'teleportals'!
--C: I hear of a teleportal at north Pheron.
--TELEPORTALS: Three cubes from Vocha gets you to meram.

Gretta(old woman, 50) KEN
--B: Go back to your home.
--C: They say it's out.

Shapur(dwarf, 25) PHA
--B: You can probably sell my 'gems' for a profit.
--C: I heard none down at the mines.
[Shapur sells Topaz? for 30? gold.]

Sir Levnkor(knight, 32)
--B: Pick nifts at north Phaleng.
--C: I hear the king's hero beheaded an ogre.

Gallen(dwarf, 25)
--B: You can probably sell my 'gems' for a profit.
--C: I heard none down at the mines.
[Gallen sells 6 rubies for 60 gold.]

* SW sector roads *

  Folks on Fubernel and Shendy are actually pretty friendly(la la la) 
despite the garrisons on the first, and so you'll get a lot of advice 
from halflings off the bat. But wizards are a different story. This part 
of the road describes where some stories cross, and Dinera's advice is 
time-saving if your charisma is good enough.


**** known but not found

--B: There is a nift field nearby.
--C: ?

Nuronn(wizard, ?)(JWHM)
--B: Seek Kurek at Kharin.
--C: ?
--TELEPORTALS: Sphere, pyramid, cube from Shadrum ports to Marmaris.
--KUREK: He has been to Bedangidar.
--SHADRUM: Ask Dinera, she has been there!

--B: Hurry up!
--C: The amulet is lost!
Cubes = 27 Pyramids = 24

Jem(5) FUB
--B: Tuten knows the words to enter Shadrum.
--C: Some say the Ogre King wears a stolen circlet.
--TUTEN: Conquer Shadrum!
--SHADRUM: Seek Tuten at Bondell. [seems buggy here]

Faruk (?) FUB
--I was rescued from a goblin ambush by a brave knight. I gave him the 
amulet as a token of my gratitude.
--KNIGHT: His name was Farhad.
--FARHAD: He was from Sumruna.

Minky(halfling, 15) FUB
--B: Conquer Shadrum!
--C: Some say there is a dungeon with no entrance!
--ISLE OF GIANTS: It used to be known as Hobbits' Isle.
--SHADRUM: Shadrum is the tower the evil ogres built on our fair isle.
--OGRES: They corrupted our beautiful isle.There is nothing but swamps 

Dinera(old woman, 70) FUB
--B: You must destroy the ogres. I couldn't!
--C: No time for that!
--OGRES: They live in the tower of Shadrum, on the isle of giants.
--[TOWER OF] SHADRUM: You must reach the 'top level'.
--TOP LEVEL: There are three halls at the top. One of them is the 'hall 
of no return'.
--HALL OF NO RETURN: If you wish to meet the King of ogres, you must 
'cross' this hall.
--CROSS: To cross this hall, reach the east wall and move south.
--ISLE OF GIANTS: Ask halflings about it. They used to live there before 
the giants came.
--GIANTS: They are also known as ogres.

Emin(halfling, 15) FUB
--B: Pindalf studies the 'magical rituals'.
--PINDALF: He lives in the Crystal castle.
--MAGICAL RITUALS: You must ask that to Pindalf.
--C: Some say the Ogre King wears a stolen circlet.
--DINERA: She wanders around.

Dundar(farmer, 25) SHE
--B: Seek Tuten at Bondell.
--C: No time for that!
--FOOD: Food eh? (I sell 6 rations for 10 gold.)

Degast(wizard, 60) SHE
--B: Pyramid, pyramid, cube from Shendy ports to Uberion.
--C: There is a sermin patch nearby, they say!
--TELEPORTALS: Three spheres to escape from Shadrum!

Alamas(monk, 35) SHE
--B/TEMPLES: Visit the temple on Kuskunn.
--C: They say there is a teleportal house on Shendy!

Mola(monk, 35) SHE
--B/TEMPLES: Visit the temple on Fubernel.
--C: They say there is a teleportal house on Shendy!


  You'll find elves in Trilliad and dwarves in Bihun. There's also the 
only mercenary on the roads here.

  All the roads are on the main continent, which not only makes it 
easier to program but leaves the northeast isle as an object of mystery. 
Wizards have good advice, but if you were careful earlier in the game, 
you don't need to worry about the hermit. Some nicer deals on gems here. 
Some very tough to talk to folks.

[2 wizards]
--B: Use 'teleportals' when you can.
--TELEPORTALS: Cube, pyramid, cube from Bedangidar gets you to Rosus.

--B: Wizards of Shiran come out after midnight.
--TELEPORTALS: Sphere, sphere, cube from Kherbel ports to Pheron.
--B: Catch the hermit in Trilliad.

cubes 28

Yowdin(dwarf, 40) BIH
--B: Buy my gems!
--C: Gem prices are falling, they say!
[emeralds 22 at 110]

Rufus(hermit, 40) TRI
--B: Magic is not the answer to all!
--C: Hrmph!
--MEARDOM: You want to go in eh? Well, ask Beratt about meardom.
--BERATT: He is an old servant at the king's castle.

Efenor(elf, 45) TRI
--B: Seek the 'unicorn'.
--UNICORN: Sherro loved them.
--SHERRO: She chanted her 'high call' to summon them.
--HIGH CALL: Ask Gilondo about Sherro's High Call.
--GILONDO: He lives in Theldair.

Gaylon(elf, 35) TRI
--B: Find Pax in Piyan.
--C: Nothing exciting.
--PAX: God of eye. His temple is in Rosus.

Leam-fr(elf, 40) TRI
--B: 'Ashes' of Shir-aka may be needed.
--C: Some say death winds will blow soon.
--ASHES: Ask a 'conclave' member at Shiran about ashes of shir-aka.
--CONCLAVE: Beware! Much 'charisma' is needed to deal with the conclave.
--CHARISMA: About 55, I'd say.

Ellone(elf, 45) TRI
--B: Hunting is good in Trilliad.
--C: They say the hermit wasn't always a hermit.
--HERMIT: He wanders in Trilliad.

Kellian(elf, 40) TRI
--B: Seek Hextaris.
--C: They say the hermit wasn't always a hermit.
--HEXTARIS: He lives in Theldair.
--HERMIT: He wanders in Trilliad.

Zalim(mercenary, 30) TRI
--B: Remember to fix your weapons often.
--C: I heard of a 'prisoner' from a wolvinga.
--PRISONER: She is held at the top of Bedangidar.

Rulka(dwarf, 30) BIH
--B: Find all three stairs of Sudogur level 1.
--C: Gem prices are falling, they say!
--SUDOGUR: Below Lymeric.
21 rubies for 70 apiece


  You can often buy diamonds here as you go through Kherbel. Given that 
Trilliad's still here, you get some elves giving you more help, but in 
Kherbel dwarves may even sel diamonds. People are pretty tough to get to 
talk to here.


--B: Don't ignore rumors, they can be useful.
--B: Seek Valoda the scholar at Kharin.
--TELEPORTALS: Cube, sphere, cube from Shendy ports to Piyan.
--B: Three 'wizards' live at Crystal castle.
--WIZARDS: Argelb, Pindalf, and Truk.

Fahael(elf, 50) TRI
--B: Seek Remon the knight.
--C: I hear of treasure chests stashed in enemy headquarters.
--REMON: At Crystal Castle.

Simmen(elf, ?) TRI
--B: I hear Baelin is in love with Suerfin.
--BAELIN: At Theldair.
--SUERFIN: She is an elven maid of great beauty.

Aydor(elf, 45) TRI
--B: Remember to ask about teleportals to all the wizards you meet.
--C: Some say Kurek entered Bedangidar.
--BEDANGIDAR: I wouldn't dare to enter!
--KUREK: He lives in Kharin.

Mokaram(wizard, 50) FISE
--B: You may have to ask about the 'blue ring' many times.
--C: (can't help)
--BLUE RING: Mad wizard holds it.
--MAD WIZARD: Last I spoke with him he was rather senile.

Krimkast(wizard, 48) KHER
--B: Fizkreto sells Zoxinn.
--C: (can't help)
--FIZKRETO: He lives in Shiran.
--ZOXINN: Zoxinn is the most potent of spell books.
--TELEPORTALS: Cube, pyramid, sphere from Meardom ports to Fubernel

Vadin(dwarf, 60?) KHER
sells diamonds 10 for 210 each
--B: You may buy 'Methreal' armor in Kharin.
--C: I hear the merchant at Delkona offers best prices for gems.
--METHREAL: Gives the wearer the best possible protection.

Salimi(old man, 62) FISE
--B: Ask Glenli about 'elven maids'.
--C: Got no time for that!
--GLENLI: He is an elf lord. He lives in Crystal Castle.

Ehvenn(wizard, 65) FISE
--B: Petkenpif may know something about an amulet.
--C: Kemkezar is back at Shiran, they say.
--PETKENPIF: At Crystal Castle.
--TELEPORTALS: Cube, pyramid, pyramid from Kherbel ports to the hidden 
--KEMKEZAR: He lives in Shiran.

Haso(farmer, 40) FISE
--B: Buy from me!
--C: Got no time for that!
--FOOD: (5 for 6 gold)

Pyramids 38 Spheres 25 
--B: Buy from me!
--C: Got no time for that!

Ovar(monk, 35) KHER
--B: Seek Hissen in Crezimas.
--C: I hear of treasure chests stashed in enemy headquarters.
--HISSEN: He is the snake god.
--CREZIMAS: It is now infested by demon spawn.
--TEMPLES: Temple of snake god is in southwest Kherbel, by the sea.

Donak(dwarf, 45) YBE
--B: Buy my 'gems'.
--C: I hear the merchant at Delkona offers best prices for gems.
--GEMS: 34 topaz for 35 each

Koton(dwarf, 45) YBE 
~ Donak but sells 14 diamonds at 200 each.


    9-1. DUNGEONS

  I've arranged the dungeons with Dermagud first and then alphabetically 
for the rest. Although it's tough to judge the difficulty fully I think 
a good approximation is as follows:

Dermagud < Vocha < Thakass < Meardom < Sudogur < Bedangidar < Crezimas < 
Shadrum < Khazan < Sargoz


*,X = wall
r,R = room
^   = stairs up    ]may be embedded in wall doors.
v   = stairs down  ]
t   = torch on wall
$   = treasure chest
+   = sign post
0-9 = dungeon room labels
x   = spot to dig for treasure. Stand not on it but one square away and 
dig in that direction.

A   = ambush[number for this and others below is embedded or to the 
right for reference below]
T   = time trap
P   = portal, p = destination
[note: your party can step on either one of these squares without 
setting anything off, or it can set something off without seeming to 
step on it. The criterion is whether the UL location in your party steps 
on it. So for instance if you split up your party and your current 
characters are aligned as follows:
- 2 -
- 5 -

Then for the ambush right of the entrance 2 and 5 can walk onto the left 
A's from the left with no problem. But they'll be caught a square before 
reaching the right A's if they come from the right. Details of how to go 
around ambushes are given later.]


+ = fountain
$ = chest
Z = zorlim
F = fermigon
O = orc
N = gnoll
E = Zebani
Z = zorlim
H = Hraffel
B = Barg
m = Gaem
R = Gragan
A = Azrael
J = Jerrah
U = zumagin
M = minotaur
Y = Mongor(sorry...but they're rare)
D = Dark Knight
! = Ogre
* = Dread

1,2,3,4,5,6 = where to place your characters
  I assume 5, 6 = magic users, 2, 3 = fighters, 4 = elf(bow,) and 
1=you(may have bow.)

  Dungeon rooms like town rooms are a 13x7 display of icons, but they 
may have different parts walled out. They often contain fountains(which 
improve dexterity, strength or agility) and/or nonrandom treasure and 
always contain monsters--until you defeat them. Then you can rest in 
them. You don't know if a dungeon room is 1 or 2 way until you've won--
it's always N/S or E/W though, but never both.


--Time trap lasts ten hours.
--drelins don't really have an effect.
--no time passes in post-battle operations in a dungeon room.

             * DERMAGUD *

  Dermagud is a good introductory dungeon that introduces you to pretty 
much every concept you'll need later on except force fields. Which it's 
probably not big enough for. There's plenty to do even before you enter 
the rooms. You won't need to on the first trip, but once you return with 
your new characters, they are great places to practice for future 
combats. All in all it's not too dense but seeing many of the tricks for 
the first time may frustrate you.

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** Ambushes and Portals **

1 = slimes
2 = 
3 = slimes

P : the portal just frustrates you, kicking you backwards, and the time 
trap gives fair warning beforehand with the dwarvish sign.

  ** Room maps **

#0(teleportal room)

  You can teleport so many places here--Isles of Ice and Yberton being 
the main attractions. But Selderad is also good. You can also wimp out 
back to Pheron(yawn.)


X $         X
X F  B B  F X
X  O  O  O  X exits: south
X           X
X           X treasure: 5 pearls
X    213    X
X5 4    6   X

  Here if your #1 player has a bow you may want to put him at the back, 
as well, before moving him up. Basically your major task is to wipe out 
the fermigons--or one of them. Staying back allows you to rake the 
fermigons with magic before anyone gets close. The current setup also 
allows you to move the archer(4) right. Be sure not to trap #1 as you go 
right, though. #5 won't be tracked by a fermigon--and if he is you have 
plenty of time to blast it. Don't be scared to blast the bargs with 
magic, either, but try to use the bow on them.


X $   +     X
X   W   W   X
X  F OFO F  X exits: south
X     W     X
X    312    X
X           X
X   6 4 5   X

  The fountain of dexterity awaits if you win this fight. Here start off 
just passing, except for your archer shooting(missing the wolvinga is 
good here) and 5 and 6 blasting away at the Fermigon. Eventually 
monsters will crowd you a bit, and you should be able to get some free 
shots in. The archer can move from left to right to pick up bad guys.

#3 is the GOD ROOM. The chants are:



X $ 4 5 6   X
X    123    X
X           X exits: north/south
X     O     X
X  O H F O  X treasure: 30 sermins
X           X
X   J       X

  This is the only room you need to pass to get to the god Valon. Leave 
your guys back so you have an extra magic turn--shoot at the jerrah and 
cast spells at it, as it's your main nemesis--it has no magic shield, a 
break for you. Then concentrate on the fermigon. If the hraffel diseases 
you, hopefully you'll have a medicin, but if not you can still survive.


X     +   56X
X  W        X
X   O     2 X exits: east
X  W      3 X
XJ  O     14X
X  W        X fountain: strength
X           X

  Have spellcasters rain spells on the Jerrah from the side. Everyone 
else can stay back a bit and attack the monsters when they're close. The 
more you wait, the more spells you can use. Two bows are nice here and 
you can switch weapons when the monsters come in.


X $   +   56X
X   M       X
X   S    1  X exits: east/west
XZ O     2 4X
X   S    3  X treasure: 2 diamonds
X   M       X fountain: agility
X           X

  Here you'll have to start to deal with the annoyances of east-west 
rooms. It's so hard to get to the bad guys on the left, but just shoot 
arrows at the zorlim/orc and then cast spells. Spells may also be useful 
on the minotaurs. Given this is a fountain room with great treasure, 
don't be scared to throw what you can at the bad guys.

  If you have a shovel, there's good treasure you can find beyond this 

  ** What to do **

  The first room is a good place to clear so you can stay and rest there 
while you pick the others off. But your first time through you'll want 
to go E, S as soon as possible, E to the wall, N, W, N, and you will 
notice the transport room above. Use the appropriate code--likely three 
cubes for Yberton. Although another thing to note is that you can head 
east, ambush-free, E-S-E-S-E-N-E-E-N, to the stairs. These kick you out 
to the other entrance to Dermagud which is on an island. There's also a 
God in room 3. You actually need just two repel spells to get by him. 
Approach the snakes--but don't touch them, de-poisoning is tough--and 
cast repel on the two in the middle column. Then split off your middle 
column and have them run through. Split off the left column and have 
them run through and rejoin, then let the right in on the fun. If you 
know what to do there, great. The snakes regenerate once you leave the 

  You can find treasure in a few places.

  ** Messages **

on island, parchment in chest:
--Vod targ devar,gotra targ ragon, karb.
[three steps north, four steps west, dig.]

by entrance, west wall:
--Dermagud. Ot trar drakka.
[Dermagud. Home belongs to(of) dwarves.]

southwest corner:
--Agru zalfar lekion
[examine elden fountain.]

southwest, T intersection by south wall:
[note: on the Apple version of the game, iirc I remember "Hukte 

southeast corner:
--Vod kup oru Yberton.
[three cubes to Yberton]

east edge:
--Gru dahar
[snakes ahead]

behind fountain room:
--Goda targ krav, gotrag[sic] targ ragon, den targ krav, karb
[two steps south, four steps west, six steps south, dig.]

      * BEDANGIDAR *

  Bedangidar is a tough dungeon combat-wise as it features Azraels. 
Fortunately you don't have to go through much of it if you're prudent, 
and with the help of gonshis and a few luffins/mirgets I was able to get 
through this dungeon second. Without them I needed lots of spells.

  Bedangidar is also an odd dungeon to map. But the long-term 
improvement is worth it. You start on level 3 and can go up or down. Up 
leads to a god and the rescue of Somona, which the elves in Theldair 
will like and is the only specifically necessary part of the game. Down 
leads to Brennix. There's a relative shortcut from the first to the 
second. You'll note that 6 is not the furthest away from the entrance; 
that honor falls to 5, which only has stairs down to 6.

I couldn't match up this text with any sign:

Tokra beri.
[portal near]


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

Chute 0: to right of level 2's stairs down.

  ** Room maps **


X $         X
XE  F       X
X  F      14X exits: east
XE  F       X
X  F      25X treasure: 36 luffins(poison)
XE  F       X
X         36X

  No rush to tackle the fermigons. Let 4 shoot them and 1, 5, 6 cast 
spells on the ones you can't shoot. Keep off line of the Zebanis to buy 
a move(they'll also move in) and once you've zapped the fermigons, the 
zebanis are not hard, but a few timely spells may make it less tedious.


X $   4     X
X    6 5    X
X    213    X exits: north/south
X           X
X   J J J   X treasure: 72 sermins
X    m m    X
X     A     X

  Since this room is avoidable, you may want to do so. If you choose to 
enter it, use luffins/mirgets and make sure you have some on hand for 
the next fight below. But I really recommend going around. If you don't, 
be prepared to use gonshis at the start of the second round. My point is 
to have 5/6 get the jerrahs(center/left/right) and then have 2/3 get the 
gaems. You'll trap the Azrael in round 2 and beat him down.

  If you want an easier and funny win, though, approach from the south. 
It's doable if you tiptoe around the chute. Then before you enter the 
room align your party as follows:

5 2 6
3 1 4

  Move them to the following arrangement, not possible otherwise as you 
can't walk through monsters:


  The gridlock is perfect for you--magic users can't take advantage of 
it, but fighters can. Have 2 and 1 wipe out the gaem to the right. That 
should be three hits--2 from 1. 3 can then kill off the azrael. 4 can 
shoot the gaem with the bow, and 5 and 6 can cast spells on the 
Jerrahs(right, left, center.)


X    J+J    X
X     W     X
X  B B B B  X exit: west
X     W     X
X    312    X fountain: strength
X           X
X    4    56X

  You don't really need to use gonshis here but you might want to given 
it's a fountain room and my walkthrough, well, staggers when you find 
them--just knock out jerrahs with spells and 4's bow. The wolvinga etc. 
won't be a problem especially if you have nifts.


X $4 5 6    X
X  1 2 3    X
X           X exit: north
X           X
X   F F F   X treasure: 60 gonshis
X   E   E   X
X  J     J  X

Concentrate on the jerrahs(right side first, then left--one round should 
kill the right) before moving on to the fermigons. Stay back so you can 
train your bow and spells on them well before they approach--also let 1 
use spells here for a nice extra boost. Odd positioning is so Zebani 
have one less move to attack.


X $         X
X           X
X    WEW 2 6X exits: east/west
X    WEW 14 X
X    WEW 3 5X treasure: 10 rubies(poison)
X           X
X           X

  It looks too trivial here--trap some guys and run in--but you get 
trapped if you run left with all the carnage too quickly. Better to take 
1 and have him use a sword, then have 4 use a bow. That will clear the 
center, and other monsters will come into the vacuum. Let 2 and 3 push 
forward. You shouldn't need to use magic, and 6 and 5 may be nice decoys 
'til they've used nifts. 4 can also move vertically to get zebanis 
trapped as wolvingas come around the ends. This is not one of the harder 
rooms, and you will risk more damage from the treasure, which is worth 
it. I'd visit this one before leaving, but from the east, where no 
ambushes force you to divide your party.


X $ 5 4 6   X
X           X
X   13 2    X exits: north/south
X           X
X    B B    X
X  B     B  X treasure: 36 nifts(disease)
X    JJJ    X

  This room guards the god. It's not too arduous. But besides gonshis 
there's no really good way to make it quick. Remove the bargs below 2 
and 3 with fireballs, but let 1 go down and box in the jerrah first. 4 
can then blast the middle jerrah with bow shots. Be prepared to use a 
lot of magic--even shatter spells by your main guy--to take out the 
jerrahs in back. The bargs can wait.


X $         X
X5      Z   X
X4 3   F  A X exits: west/east
X  1    Z   X
X6 2   F  A X treasure: 10 picks
X       Z   X
X           X

  This is the nastiest room in the whole dungeon. It guards Brennix. 
You'll want to use luffins and mirgets here and double check your magic 
shields as well. The trick is not to worry about the Zorlims--you'll 
have to take SOME damage from them, as there aren't enough spells to go 

  Here you'll want to have player 1 run right and knock out the Fermigon 
above. That allows your strongest player to run in. Then have players 5 
and 6 wipe out the fermigon below so that the #3 can run to the right 
and reach the Azrael. Hopefully you can hit the top azrael with enough 
bow shots that you won't need to cast spells and wear out its shield.

  Once done here, you'll want to look ahead and see if you have walk on 
water spells. You'll need 2 at a minimum(and this requires splitting the 
party up) to get by the next phase. But fortunately the next and 
immediate thing to do--going east and up the stairs--is easy enough.

#7: room of Paladin the Moon God.


Visit the fountain room of strength on the way back up!

  ** What to Do **

  East to the wall, break up your party, go south, rejoin and win the 
fight in the room below. Then pierce a few times to get to the sleeping 
god. Return to below the stairs and west/north to win the fight in the 
fountain room, #2. The extra strength should help out for the next bit--
stop by room 4, approaching from the east. Break up and rejoin. Split 
your party up again to make it past the chute to the lower left(you 
avoid an extra fight this way) and you can release Somona this way. Then 
return as you came and you should have enough gonshis to go down to 
level 5 and get Brennix...E-N-E-E-S to the portal area to get to level 
4. There's a sign in dwarvish by it.

  ** Messages **

Right side behind energy:
--Yuvar, yuvar, ahkt oru Pheron.
[Sphere, sphere, pyramid to Pheron.]

E-E-S of center stairs:
--Tokra oru aptar gotra.
[portal to level four]


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

P: leads from the up-stair area to the down-stair area.

Q: leads down to level 3.

Y: leads to the stairs to level 1.

  ** Room maps **


X $         X
X           X
X           X exits: north/south
Xm EE   EE mX
X1Z23     Z X treasure: 60 drelins
X 4         X
X  56       X

  Blast the gaem with magic spells, and get the Zorlim with arrows. The 
enemy mages on the other side will need spells as well and this is a 
pain although your fighters should still try to hustle. 99 shields are 
necessary to buy some time. But 4 can move up to start long range 
shooting. You can ward off Zebanis with nifts, and if you have methreal 
armor they can't hurt too much anyway so don't waste spells on them.


X $         X
X           X
X J       J X exits: north/south
X 132     . X treasure: 60 sermins
X           X
X4 56      .X

  This and #0 give access to a useless loop, and the battles are rather 
tough as well, but this is the easier of the two The wolvingas aren't up 
to much and mainly it's a question of getting rid of the bad guys. If 
two guys have bows you can pin the gragans against the walls with your 
fighters. Otherwise you can sit on one side and concentrate spells on 
the jerrah and gragan on the other.


X $  5 6    X
X     4     X
X 2  1 3    X exits: north/south
XD  W m W  DX
X J       J X treasure: 60 gonshis
X           X
X           X

  The only gaem can be surrounded for your archer to beat up. You have 
the option of trying to beat up the dark knight and jerrah on one side 
but you will want to cast spells on the bad guys on the other wing in 
the meantime. You can even ignore the wolvingas and have 1/3 work on the 
Gaem with 4's bow.


X $  5 6    X
X     4     X
X E  123  E X exits: north/south
Xm  E m E  mX
X E       E X treasure: 6 picks
X           X
X           X

  The middle gaem can fall easily enough if 1 and 3 bottle him up, and 
it's the ones on the side you need to be hitting with magic--one should 
fall each turn. As above the zebanis are only marginally harmful, and 
nifts before you enter the room should help. You'll only need the 
occasional potion.

  ** What to Do **

  From the stairs go east through a passage, south before the room and 
west--go south into the easier room on the left, which also has 60 
gonshis to aid you in the next tougher fights. Win the fight, and the 
second teleport to the right gets you to the enclosed area with the 
stairs to level 1. Skin against the bottom wall to avoid an ambush; in 
fact there are a lot of ambushes in the open spaces, so be careful.

  ** Messages **

enclosed area:
--Hukte zerbod beri!
[Time trap near!]


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

0: Jerrah, domug, fermigon

P: kicks you left of level 2's stairs down.

  ** Room maps **


X           X
X           X
XZ  B      ZX exits: north/south
X  B J J  B X
X    213    X
X     5     X
X4    6     X

  Gonshis are not a bad idea here to get rid of spellcasters quickly. 
See how much damage 4's bow can do before casting spells on the left 
zorlim. You may want to take the Jerrahs out with spells anyway if 2/3 
almost finish the job.


X $B        X
X J       65X
XZ B     2  X exits east/west
X        3  X
XZ B     1  X treasure = 60 gonshis
X J        4X
X  B        X

  This room guards the stairs. It's pretty straightforward; just let 
your archer blast the jerrah and your magicians take out the jerrahs(two 
fireballs,) top zorlim, and bottom--1 can join in the effort. Then have 
1-3 wait handle the bargs as they come in. 4 can help where needed too. 
This is a good room to look into even if you go back as you came, 
because gonshis are quite useful. In fact you might want to use some 
before entering.


X           X
X           X
XZ  B      ZX exits: east/west
X B  J J  B X
X    213    X treasure: 60 sermins(disease)
X     5     X
X4    6     X

  This isn't the best way to go to get around, but if you do, it's not 
too rough if you use nifts. That will allow enough time to attack the 
jerrahs with spells and bows.

  ** What to Do **

  The long way requires you to go through two rooms, but if you head to 
the east corner and north, there's a passage north before the room to 
the west. Split the party up and side-wall, and then you can sneak past 
the ambush.

  ** Messages **

--south, by exit:
Bedangidar. Hrukk trar drakka.
[Bedangidar. Pride of/belongs to dwarves.]

Tokra oru aptar vo.
[portal to level up/above.]


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **

#0: The TELEPORT ROOM. Best place to go from here in my opinion is 


X $D  J  D  X
X   E E E   X
X  W W W W  X (exits: north/south)
X           X
X   1 2 3   X Treasure: 8 topazzes
X           X
X  4   5 6  X

  This is a less arduous task than it seems--although there are numbers, 
you don't have to worry about anyone too powerful, and they're placed 
badly. You will want to use gonshis for a quick start--if you're really 
sick of Bedangidar, break out the luffins and mirgets beforehand, or use 
gonshis each round(you should have found a lot here,) as the 
teleportal's just north. Chip away at the jerrah's shield immediately, 
and worry about the dark knights later. Engaging the Zebanis right away 
will keep spellcasters safe. From there all you need is magic. The 
wolvingas should barely damage you if you have methreal armor.

  ** What to Do **

  You may want to go through here two times. Once before you get Brennix 
and once after. If you just got Somona and took the portal you'll appear 
near the stairs up.

  From the stairs up(north wall) S-S-W-S-E-E-E-N-E-S(split party)-E-N to 
the stairs down, or S-E-N-E-N-E-S-E-N to the teleportal room.

  From the stairs down to the teleport room, W-split up-N-W-S-W-W-W-N-E-
N-E-N-E-N-E-S-E-N. There aren't many ambushes in relevant places here, 
so don't worry about that.

  ** Messages **



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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **

  The only one here is where Brennix is. Just inspect Brennix to pick it 
up. You will want your leader to have it. He's probably the weakest 
fighter of the group, bar the mages.

  ** What to Do **

  Get Brennix on the north side and 1) take the portal back to where you 
started or 2) go back to level 4 and use the teleportal. How convenient!

  ** Messages **

--eastern area, at dead end:
Tokra oru gapi.
[portal to entrance]


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **


X + E   E   X
X D   E   D X
X   Z   Z   X exits: south
X           X
X 4 3   2 1 X treasure: 60 sermins
X           X
X5         6X

  You can probably wait a turn to start casting spells, and gonshis will 
help you see if you need to bother. The Zebanis shouldn't be a problem 
if you're on nifts. 1 can even cast spells at the dark knight instead of 
running at him.


X $ Z + Z   X
X     E     X
X  F EAE F  X exits: south
X           X
X    123    X treasure: 6 diamonds
X     4     X fountain: dexterity
X   5   6   X

  Definitely use a gonshi to dispose of the Azrael. 2 should be in the 
center--3 hits from him and the bad guy's almost down. 4 can shoot the 
bow to get rid of him. If you drank at the strength fountain and have 
seen 4 gods it'll be just enough. 1 can burn 4 fireballs to nail the 
Zorlims, and with nifts there's little risk for damage in the rest of 
the fight. 5 and 6 can be spectators.


X $ D   D   X
X  E  D  E  X
X   E   E   X exits: north/south
X           X
X           X treasure: 25 pearls
X           X
X           X

  1 can be an auxiliary spellcaster as you mop up the dark knights. 4's 
missiles will be useful so pick off the D's on the side first. Whip the 
Zebanis manually.


X  Z     Z  X
X Z  B B  Z X
X           X exits: south
XB         BX
X2          X treasure: 60 gonshis
X 4  13     X
X56         X

  Give 4 a gonshi here. See if he can pick off the left zorlims. Use 
spells on the right and on the left barg, who may be a nasty 
obstruction. 1 makes a good spellcaster here again too--maybe give him a 
gonshi as well. But the treasure isn't worth the effort and spells to 
get here.


X $  m m    X
X  B     B  X
X Z  B B  Z X exits: north/south
X           X
X           X treasure: 24 mirgets
X           X
X           X

  The first of three rooms in a corridor which isn't really necessary as 
you have gonshis to raise dexterity for the big fight--but the treasure 
is somewhat nice. Gonshi is handy to get fighters to thee top and cast 
spells. 1 can fireball 1 zorlim, 4 can shoot the other, and 5 and 6 can 
try to kill 3's gaem. Then 1 can fireball the other gaem.


X $ 6 4 5   X
X           X
X    312    X exits: north/south
X  W  W  W  X treasure: 36 nifts
X    m m    X
X           X

  Gonshis make for some quick kills. Blast the guys below 2/3, let 1 get 
an easy kill, move 2/3 down and give 4 an easy kill. Then let 2 and 3 
take their shots and have 4 move over and shoot at 3's gaem if it's 
still there. No further magic needed unless the gaem is stubborn. 


X ?    56   X
X       4   X
X  312      X exits: north/south
X           X
X   F   F   X Treasure: ??
X     G     X
X   A   A   X

  This is the way to level 5. So you'll need to clear it. You'll 
definitely want to use gonshis and what you have of mirgets and luffins 
here. Note the strategy I decided on for getting to the Azraels: Use 
player 1 to take out the Fermigon, and then let player 2 move down and 
then #3. It might take a few moves, but it will be worth it--I recommend 
feeding #2 with gonshis perpetually(3 moves, gonshi, etc.) Players 5 and 
6 can cast magic spells at the azrael on the right, with 4 shooting at 
him. Then once the azrael on the left is gone, #2, the strongest, can 
run at him--another gonshi and luffin and mirget might work well 
actually. The general idea is to kill one azrael quickly without spells 
and hence without having to dent its magical shield. Through all this 
the gragan may do minimal damage--to your shields.


X     +     X
X           X
Xm  B    3 5X exit: east
X RB     14 X
X  B     2 6X fountain:
Xm  B       X
X           X

  This is a good place for your #1 or #4 to let off spells if they have 
them. 4 can also shoot at the Gragan. 2 and 3 can charge if they want, 
but the main duty is to wipe out the bad guys in back with spells. The 
bargs shouldn't be a real problem. They tend to line up left of 4 as 
they come at you. Who said good <=> dumb?


X $  6 5    X
X     4     X
X    312    X exits: north
X     B     X
X F  F F  F X treasure: 8 potions
X  B  B  B  X
X           X

  If you must brave parasite moss to reach here(and it's really not 
worth it,) nifts should work great. Gonshis are also OK but you'll want 
to use them to cast spells on the fermigons. 2,3 down 1 can get a few 
good bow shots off the bat. You might even be able to put a fermigon to 
the sword, and spells probably won't be necessary then.

  ** What to Do **

  You want to get to the stairs back up to level 5. That is where 
Brennix is. However, there is some good treasure in the W/SW if you have 
the walkwater spells for it--and a fountain too, which will help with 
one final combat. But you'll need an extra three walkwater spells in 
addition to the two that are bare necessities.

  To the right, there's a great treasure through three dungeon rooms 
along with a dexterity fountain to help with the big fight south of the 
stairs, but you should be swimming in gonshis by now. Gonshis all seem 
to give the same awesome dexterity, and you should be using them for any 
fights in the future.

  Once you're ready to find level 5, to be sure the spell lasts, you'll 
want to go south when your UR member steps on the parasite moss, and the 
dungeon room requires you to be at your best.

  Beyond it you can make it across the pool straight south. Divide your 
party as follows:

1 2|3
4 5|6

  Later reforming 3-6 horizontally. You should be able to walk around 
the water then.

  ** Messages **

Behind room #5:
--Yozu targ nogar, vod targ devar.
[eight steps east, three steps north]
[3 emeralds]

Between SW corner, room #7:
--Kar vo han aptar.
[go up one level]

SW corner:
--Krav goda, nogar den, karb.
[south 2, east 6, dig]

            * CREZIMAS *

  Crezimas isn't really very accessible until after you've gotten good 
and have a nice stockpile of mushrooms which you should eat before you 
search for ambushes, and you can't complete it without boots. While 
other dungeons allow you to pick and choose where to go, you will need 
to clear everything here to get crystal dust from the queen, and that 
includes several ambushes. Fortunately there aren't any nasty monsters 
here, but doing this in one fell swoop is hard, and even finding the god 
is tricky. Nevertheless finding the portal which can kick you back to 
where you started once you get your new party members is pretty risk-

  You also need to use portals to get to the lower levels. Fortunately 
signs help you with what to do where.

  By this time you should have a ton of nifts, and with gonshis these 
will allow you to ward off the time monsters usually gain with an 
ambush. Luffins and mirgets are really only helpful in the lower dungeon 

  Originally the Queen gives the following statistics for what you must 
Level: ambushes/rooms

1: 3/3
2: 3/3
3: 4/2
4: 2/3
5: 4/5

  Note: this means you'll want at least 132 gonshis total(one for each 
fight, but you will find 60 in one chest,) which is actually relatively 
cheap. Sell some jewels to get it. Ten rooms can use luffins/mirgets so 
get sixty of each there although if you're frugal spellcasters won't 
have to use them every time.


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  1 : gnolls, bargs, 2 mongors, 2 zumagin
  2 : gnolls, 2 jerrahs
  3 : gnolls, 2 dark knights

  ** Room maps **


X $         X
X H C   C H X
X  S OOO S  X exits: north/south
X           X
X  3 1 4 2  X treasure: 10 pearls
X           X
X    5 6    X

  If you're a bit nervous you can just take out the cyclops with magic 
spells. An archer could take out the embedded orc...but they're orcs, so 
they'll fall soon enough. The big concern here is not getting hit by a 
hraffel so maybe you can drop magic on them. Should take just one 
fireball. This room should not require gonshis, but if you do use them 
then clearly the cyclops can go right away. Move 1 and 4 to the edge and 
3 and 4 under the cyclops.


X $ 56      X
X   4       X
X  1 2 3    X exits: north
X S       S X
X   S   S   X treasure: 60 gonshis
X  C C C C  X
X   R   R   X

  This isn't a particularly hard room. You might have some problems with 
gragans. However, if you keep your dwarves centered and kill the right 
gragan with magic, the left one should fall to a few bow shots. No-one 
else can really use magic against you here.


X $R     R  X
X   H   H   X
X  N N N N  X exits: south
X           X
X  2     3  X treasure: 6 lokas
X           X
X 51     46 X

  Try to take out the gragans with arrows. If not then magic will be OK 
to take out any monsters shielding them, but try to hit them with 
conventional weapons first, maybe even using a gonshi. This is a 
relatively easy encounter. Your armor should protect you from most of 
the damage.

  ** What to Do **

  The first time through, don't worry about wiping out the monsters that 
are bothering the queen. They'll drop later. W-N-W-N-E-N-W-N to the 
portal. You'll be in a tight room with a portal to level 3.

  If you want to play fast and loose, this is the only dungeon where you 
have to worry about ambushes, so save before one and then keep loading 
until you see "Mighty hunter Lupi detects the ambush!" or very few 
monsters attacking. At any rate, this is a great place to have nifts, 
since so much can go wrong, and you may be boxed in by enemies too 
easily. Also some spells may be blocked in their diagonal trajectories. 
Also you can load up on gonshis before an ambush if you REALLY want to 
even the score.

  When you want to clear areas out, room 1 has gonshis to start you on 
your way. It'll be a useful place to heal up or re-learn shield spells 
if necessary. The ambushes aren't too bad here--the main problem is to 
give spellcasters(at least) gonshis so the bad guys can't drop magic on 
you. Also be sure to give everyone a square to move when attacked.

  Clear the northeast room last. It hides a staircase to level 2.

  ** Messages **

south, by entrance

north, in culdesac
--Portal to hidden stairs is nearby. [indeed, S-E-N]


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

 0: zorlim, domug

 1: zorlim, gnoll

 2: gnoll, zumagin, mongor, barg

 P: kicks you to room with a rubbish message

 R: kicks you back up

  ** Room maps **


X $ mY Ym   X
X  S     S  X
X   S S S   X exits: south
X           X
X   21 43   X treasure: 48 potions
X           X
X    5 6    X

1 and 4 can probably cast shatters/fireballs to get rid of the sandgus 
and clear a path for 2 and 3 to hit the gaems. Then it's onward north to 
tackle the mongors. The sandgus are little more than obstructions.


X $ 5 6     X
X           X
X   4312    X exits: north
X    HHH    X
X   H Y H   X treasure: 48 nifts
X    m R    X (pick broke)
X     J     X


X $         X
X           X
X   24 13   X exits: north
XO         OX
X O O O O O X treasure: 48 sermins, poison
X    OOO    X
X   m   m   X

  You shouldn't be intimidated by a bunch of lousy orcs by now. Use 
gonshis just to get it over quickly. You won't even need magic, I bet. 
Run 4 and 1 down and knock out the orcs below 2 and 3, who can run down 
at the Gaems now. Even if you're trapped on each side the orcs can't 
dent your armor.

  ** What to Do **

  This level is a dead end if you wish to go down further. It's not much 
worse than level 1, and you should be getting comfortable with ambushes 
now. Be careful of the time traps here. You'll want to hook around as 
you go left to avoid one time trap. The left corridor has a fight and an 
ambush. Below, you've got another room, and up the corridor, switch from 
the west wall to the east after the crossroads. Another ambush is at the 
top. Then you can go S-E-N to the final big area with an ambush and a 
side room before retreating back up the stairs.

  ** Messages **

SE chamber:
--Fear the day Of my return, puny mortals! Rahkan.


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

0 = zorlims, gnolls
1 = gnolls, dark knights(30 shield)
2 = gnolls, zorlims
3 = jerrahs, mongors

  ** Room maps **

#0: this is the teleportal room, with useful multidimensional conduits 
to Dermagud, Fubernel, and Selderad.


Xm$         X
X  H     25 X
X H      16 X exits: east
X  H        X
X H      4  X treasure: 48 luffins
X  H        X
Xm       3  X

  Remember to eat sermins after you run through the fire. This is an 
annoying one because everyone's so far back, but a couple of Zapall 
spells might work to blast everyone. Then fireballs at the hibliss and 
then the gaem in the lower left. You may want a double-gonshi runner to 
get the gaem in the corner--the other room has mucho refills, so be 


X $         X
X           X
X1  2   3  4X exits = north
X           X
X           X treasure = 72 gonshis
X  C     C  X
XZ  g C g  ZX

  Here you can start to use a luffin and mirget. In order to get here 
you need to break the party up as you go down the corridor. After 
joining back up, you can have four "runners" each taking a magic user 
out. The fighters on the inside can take out the gaems. You may even be 
able to double-kill the cyclops nearby. The one in the center may take a 
couple of moves to trap.

  ** What to Do **

  Before you decide to clear Crezimas: for the teleportal room, just 
curl around the wall to your left, back right when it ends. The 
teleportal room is at the T-intersection.

  You don't really need boots to get to level four, although you'll need 
them to reach rooms below. Also note that using the boots allows you to 
cross fire at a small price: you lose three energy for each move a 
player is on there. This is OK to suck up as you go down to level 
4(sermins are a dime a dozen) but if you want to get the treasure SE of 
the chest, just disband the party member with the shovel and let him 
make a run.

  But first to clear this level out. One of the rooms here is the 
teleportal room, which leaves two with combats. The main trick here is 
that two ambushes are right next to each other, and a player may either 
1)stumble on one after the other, weakened because he didn't heal 
IMMEDIATELY, or 2) go looking for that last ambush somewhere else as 
he's "already been in that area."

  Both combat rooms are a nuisance to get to. One is down a corridor 
with a time trap, a bit east and south of the stairs. Split your party 
up to get past it--remember to do so on the return as well. The other is 
in the southeast, past a bunch of fire. A portal to level one is also 
there if you're really in bad shape, but you should be able to shake off 
the fire and eat sermins all around.

  None of the ambushes are tough to get to, either, and they're hardly 
tougher than on level 1.

  ** Messages **

--by stairs up:
Corridor of time passages.

--in the middle of the fire:
Dig the southeast corner of this hall.[16 topaz]

--east of the fire:
Portal to level 1. Use at your own risk!

--southeast corner:
Trebor one eye fell here. RIP
[11 west of here dig for 5 emeralds]


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

0 : zorlims and gnolls

1 : zorlims and domugs

  ** Room maps **


X $     J   X
X  m H H H JX
X HH    H   X exits: south
X           X
X   2  41  3X treasure: 48 luffins, diseased
X           X
X      56   X

  You don't really need to, but you could use mirgets/luffins and take 
out the hraffel, jerrah and gaem(with one fighter displaced on the left) 
and maybe use a Zapall spell to get it all done in one turn.

  Otherwise you can blast the hraffel with a fireball to get access to 
the jerrah and hammer away at the gaem with spells. The hraffels can be 
fireballed or beaten hand-to-hand. There's no doubt you should win 
anything, but the tough monsters are spread out and well blocked.


X $  56     X
X           X
X  3  1 42  X exits = north
X        N  X
X   YN     NX treasure = 60 sermins
X R   Y  R  X
X        Y  X

  If you're fully charged, just take out the gnolls by magic and have 
the left winger swipe at the mongor before getting to the gragan. Have 
him use an extra gonshi if that doesn't work out. Also fireball the 
gnoll in the hot column, swipe the gragan from the left, and move 2 all 
the way down.


X5$   +     X
X  1   OC   X
X  2   O C  X exits = west
X         C X
X  3   O C  X treasure = 48 nifts
X  4   OC   X fountain = dexterity
X6          X

  Cyclops have no shields, so have your spellcasters annihilate them. 
Here again it's late enough in the game that you can use mirgets and 
luffins pretty freely. If you do so, just take out the orcs with 
fireballs beforehand. Even with gonshis you won't be able to reach the 
cyclops, but they'll only get in a few shots--which can be neutralized 
by nifts. The second turn, though, you should have no problem. Drink at 
the fountain of dexterity when you're done.

  ** What to Do **

  There are two rooms you can see right away, and you can't help but run 
into the first ambush. The second is close to the stairs down, as is the 
final room.  You may want to detour to level 5 on the way, and don't 
forget to dig.

  Don't lose your orientation going down the stairs. The stairs at the 
top transport you to the bottom of the right half of level 5, although 
the other stairs leave you in roughly the same area below.

  You may have heard there is an item in the Hall of Ancient Dreams. The 
cloak is is the southwest corner; dig there.

  E-(hit N room)-S-(hit east room)-W(ambush)-S-E-S-dig for treasure-E-N-
detour down stairs-E-N-E-N-W-(hit S room)-N-E-down. You shouldn't need 
to come back up as there are two portals on level 5.

  ** Messages **

southeast fire pit:
--Gorg the orc was slayed here by his mates for leaving the shovel 

near southwest:
--Hall of ancient dreams

--You are in the Hall of Portal

chest on west wall:
--Dig the other side of the wall
(9 emeralds in NW corner of room to the south, but it's so hard to get 

southeast teleportal to/from room:
--Pyramid-cube-sphere ports to Pheron.


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

0, 1, 2, 3: slime, hibliss, mongor, gnoll

  ** Room maps **


Xm  I +     X
X  m O N I  X
X   N   O   X
X           X
X1 42    3  X
X        5  X
X        6  X

  You've probably seen this process before: line up everyone in front of 
the magic users and rush them. Here you'll need to wipe out the gnoll in 
front of 2. Probably the orcs will fall by the wayside and the big 
decision here is whether to waste a spell on the remaining gnoll.

#1: Hissen sleeps here. There's a bit of a fire field outside but it 
shouldn't be discouraging after all the previous fights.


X $I   I   I  X
X             X
X  H       H  X exits: north/south
X     HHH     X
X  2   1   3  X treasure: 4 diamonds
X      4      X
X     5 6     X

  Nothing facny here if you've stuffed yourself with mushrooms. Shoot 
north with 4 to release 1. 5 and 6 take out the hraffels above 2 and 3 
and to the side as well. Although 1 can do the honors of using fireballs 
for variety's sake.

  A chest with a combination is behind here, and once you've finished 
this room you've probably finished the entire left area.


X $ C   C   X
X Z  I I  Z X
X   H   H   X exits: north/south
X           X
X 1  2 3  4 X treasure: 10 pyramids
X           X
X    5 6    X

  You don't even need spellcasters here if you have mushrooms. If you 
don't then just blast the hiblisses; nothing else matters. The cyclops 
don't have magic shields, so they'll go down quickly, too. Good room 
where you can rest and recharge before taking out the fountain rooms.


X $ m + m   X
X  C C C C  X
X     C     X exit: south
X           X
X   21 43   X treasure: 10 cubes
X   5   6   X fountain: agility
X           X

  If you've used mushrooms there should be no need to cast spells here. 
2 gets the gaem and then the cyclops to the left--mirror for 3. 1 and 4 
can take out the stuff in the center.


X $  5 6    X
X           X
X 1 2   3 4 X exits: north/south
X           X
X   H   H   X treasure: 5 emeralds
X     H     X

  Cast spells on the hraffels--it should only take three. Run down at 
everyone else. Luffins and mirgets negate the spellcasting annoyances. 2 
and 3 should get the hiblisses. The biggest worry is to make sure you 
have nifts in case the last hraffel attacks you. The zorlim at the 
bottom often gets boxed in as a bonus during everyone's second turn. Or 
he tries to move and gets slaughtered anyway.

  ** What to Do **

  Note how the ambushes get tougher; not only are the possible monsters 
more nasty, but you're assured to face at least one of each.

  There are two places where you can go. The left side has less and is 
more straightforward so I'll take a look at that. You can follow the 
path through room #5(use mirgets and luffins first--Hiblisses are very 
nasty)--there'll be an ambush before a teleportal to the right. Ignore 
it and go to the NW corner. The fire is annoying, but eat sermins before 
entering room #2. Again the hiblisses are shielded by a weak front line 
of hraffels. But one supercharged hit per spellcaster will work, and 
look at the treasure!

  I'll take a look at the right side(from the UR of level 4) next. 
There's an ambush just as you leave the stairs to the right. Room 4, the 
only one without hiblisses, is off to the right, and you can then go up 
the main corridor. There are ambushes on each side in the big room. Get 
mirgets/luffins/gonshis for everything else. Hissen is in the northeast 


  Between the two portals, you'll probably want to exit to level 1. 
Learn spells if you get back at night, and then visit the queen for some 
crystal dust. Then the next thing to do is to return to the portal and 
probably go to Selderad(if only Thakass/Sargoz are left) or Fubernel.

  ** Messages **

--by room on center of north wall:
Portal to level 3 teleportation chamber.

--in back of room, by bowl:
Cube, pyramid, pyramid from Sargoz ports to Pheron. [sic--Port Avur on 

--on the west edge:
Portal to level 1 exit.

            * KHAZAN *

  The natural obstacles in Khazan are very unforgiving. There are also 
some awkward ambushes. Although you don't have as many rooms as in, say, 
Meardom, the rooms that are here are packed. Often you'll have to break 
down a serious front line to get to monsters behind. Zoxinn spells may 
be good for this.

  You'll have to be pretty good to get through Khazan--it's easy to rack 
up repel spells(for the snakes,) but the more important thing is to get 
Walkwater spells. Twenty-five seem to be minimum, accounting for 
accidents as well: two for the second level, six for the fourth(the main 
place you may not be efficient,) six to reach Heru and five to reach the 
stairway to the island of Heavenly. Thankfully there are only two rooms 
you need to fight in, and the first is below you go down the first 
stairs to face the water.

  To dispose of this dungeon completely you will probably want a "big 
mushroom cocktail" for each room. There are fourteen. But to go through 
as quickly as possible, you only need two super combos--although using 
extra gonshis during combat can help immensely. You'll also want to 
watch your shields and keep them up.

  Shadrum may have more ogres, but Khazan has natural obstacles and 
combinations with spellcasters, making it second toughest to Sargoz.


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **

#0: the teleport room. How friendly! "Welcome, here's a way out." 
Yberton seems the best place to port to.


X $         X
X 6     M   X
X  2   M m IX exit: west
X4 1   MM   X
X  3   M m IX treasure: 8 spheres, disease trap
X5      M   X
X           X

  This room would be great for practice--the treasure's not big deal, 
but the monsters are, so you should avoid this room. 
Gonshi/nift/luffin/mirget/shield helps you avoid a big headache. Cast 
spells and use 4's bow to clear the way for 1 to get to the Gaem. Also 
cast spells on the minotaurs blocking 2 and 3. If you get to the far 
side with either of their mirgets intact, the hiblisses will fall.

  If you choose not to use mushrooms, then you'll have to waste a lot of 
shatter or fireball spells. 

#2: the room that connects you to the stairs.

X $         X
X         E X
X 43    OOEIX exits: west/east
X  1    OO  X
X  2    OOEIX Treasure: 8 pyramids
X         E X
X56         X

  I highly recommend having gonshis, nifts, and shields to get through 
this room--luffins and mirgets aren't really necessary as you may find 
your fighters can't get to the hiblisses, the only ones you need that 
stuff for. It's not too bad to take out all the bad guys in front of the 
hiblisses with gonshis--the middle guy is in fact trapped--but the 
magicians can do some serious magic damage. Hit the one on the bottom 
with EVERYTHING you have. You should be able to nail it after one turn.

  You can also put 1 behind 2 and have 1 use a bow or even cast 
fireballs on the orcs. If you do use luffins/mirgets then concentrate on 
clearing a path to one hibliss at a time. You may just need to zap the 
other with magic.

  Resting here and building up spells is a very good idea. Have 25 walk 
on water spells among your 80+ skilled magic users.


X $  5 6    X
X     4     X
X    312    X exit: north
X     W     X
X    WWW    X treasure: 42 luffins
X   WU UW   X
X  Y I I Y  X

  This room's treasure is not worth the toil to secure it. Although you 
can get through a few wolvingas pretty quickly(3 and 2 down, 1 butchers 
the trapped one, 4 shoots the ome below them) it may be a while before 
you get to the bad guys. Definitely use gonshis before you get in here. 
It's not too hard to get your fighters to the Zumagins, and the Montors 
will of course have to line up with targets, but you will need a lot of 
spells to take out the hiblisses.

  42 luffins ain't enough to justify this room. Just find the exit--and 
this is only level one!

  ** What to Do **

  East, south, west, and go along the northeast edge of the room(ambush 
in the center.) The lower passage leads to level two. A straightforward 
walk but a tough fight. The stairs down lead you to the east side of 
level two, and it looks as if you've just left a room. It's a bit 

  Inside room #2 you may wish to rest to learn walk on water and repel 
spells. Because the terrain gets much trickier, and fast.

  ** Messages **

Sign by stairs:


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **


X         J X
X       M   X
X  1    M   X exit: west
X4 2    Mm AX
X  3    M   X treasure: 60 gonshis
X5      M   X
X6        J X

  Whenever there's an azrael, it's a good idea to use gonshis, mirgets, 
and luffins. Here it might take a couple of times for your fighter to 
get to the azrael--it's worth it to use an extra gonshi and make sure of 
things. You can probably gamble successfully by moving a square and 
eating a gonshi to be sure you get a hit in. In fact, you may want to 
have 1 and 3 use gonshis as well on their second turns. The jerrahs will 
cast spells, but nothing you can't withstand.

  After having your archer use his arrows on the center minotaur, you'll 
want to focus your offensive spells on the gaem in the center. Then try 
to take out the minotaurs on each side of them. That will clear 1 and 3 
to run right. The reason you want them eating gonshis is that you can 
pin the azrael vertically so it can't escape 4's bow shot. Plus you're 
getting a bunch of gonshis back as treasure anyway.


Xm$ m   m  mX
X    NNN    X exit: south
X           X
X           X treasure: 8 cubes
X           X
X4          X

  The sort of room that's a cakewalk with gonshis, but you get bombarded 
with spells otherwise. You can save a luffin for later here by placing 
your archer in the corner and letting him shoot the trapped gaem in the 
upper left. 1, 2, and 3 can each run at a gaem. 5 and 6 just have to 
cast spells at the zumagins in the way first.

  8 cubes are a nice treasure especially for those who use the Dermagud-
Yberton 3 cube express, but it costs 4 walk on water spells to get to 
this room and back, with a time trap on the way, so it's not really 
worth it.


X $         X
X       M   X
X642   M m IX exits: east/west
X  1   MM   X
X5 3   M m IX treasure: 48 mirget
X       M   X
X           X

  This room guards an area with snakes surrounding a bowl. But you've 
got such nice color maps on the web, so that is no big deal, and the 
treasure isn't inspiring enough.

  It's obviously important to get to the hiblisses--if properly charged, 
your fighters will kill them on contact. Start with your archer taking a 
few shots then have your spellcasters clear the way for 2. Although it's 
also a good idea to get the minotaur out of the way so 3 can approach 
the Gaem. 1 may go last and you can maybe place him behind 3 with a bow 
if you'd like--however, if you get lucky with magic he may have a path 
to the hibliss with his mirget intact, or he can be the first to move on 
your second turn; use a gonshi then and take out a gaem.

  You shouldn't have to blast a hibliss with a ton of magic spells here, 
but there are worse things to do.

  ** What to Do **

  Here we start to see the natural obstacles that make up Khazan. As in 
level one, you won't want to waste time with side rooms, all three of 
which are quite nasty, don't lead anywhere and don't give enough 
treasure. You enter this level from what appears to be a room, and 
you'll have to leave that way, too.

  You'll need two walk on water spells after going south and west and 
tending northwest. Head north with the first one and for the second, 
loop west and immediately south. THere's a two-width corridor here which 
requires you to do the following. Assume your formation is

a b c
d e f

  Then once f has the wall to the east, disband a-d and take e-f down. 
Then disband a-b, rearrange b and c's formation so they are where e and 
f were, move down, and join. Switch to a-d and switch them to how e-f 
were. You can't move through water in any standard way, but fortunately 
you can rearrange the formations a bit until your players are as you 
want them.

  At the bottom there's a T-shaped intersection. To the left(and down) 
you find one set of stairs although there's an ambush on the left wall. 
This leads to a fountain and a teleportal that gives the combination to 
Sargoz, so those who already looked it up in this document will want to 
hit the other side. Right and down staying close the wall gets you to 
level three.

  ** Messages **

Northeast corner:
--Beware! the middle of four signs is a portal!

Southwest corner:
--Stairs to lower level


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **


XZ    +   56X
X   O       X
XA U     2  X exit: east
X   O    1  X
XA U     3 4X fountain: dexterity
X   O       X
XZ          X


X $    N    X
X 52    Y A X
X       N   X exit: west
X  1  N    AX
X  4    N   X treasure: 20 pearls
X 63    Y A X
X      N    X

  Only twenty pearls for defeating three azraels? Hmm, I guess it's the 
challenge and thrill of succeeding.

  As usual, get 5 and 6 to take out the mongors. You can have 4 use a 
bow to take out the gnoll right of 1. In general the gnolls are silly 
and can be dispatched with minor spells. Their role as blocker is more 
important than any damage they might give.

  Your resources will be stretched here and once you get to the azrael 
you may wish to use gonshi, luffin, and(for your hero) mirget before 


X $N        X
X J         X
X   N       X exit: east
XA J N      X
X   N       X treasure: 8 lokas(poison)
X J         X
X  N        X

  ** What to Do **

  This is the first level with lava, which saps your energy as parasite 
moss does--but only if you have boots to walk on it.

  Right side of the island of parasite moss takes you to a hidden part 
of level 2. It's the one with the four signs. However there's not a lot 
else on the left side except for a fountain behind lava and snakes. By 
now you should be pretty close to maximum, so you don't need to hit the 
fountains right away.

  The right side contains two more rooms you don't really need to look 
at, but a treasure island is to the left. A small party is an asset here 
with the only drawback being you'll need to waste four repels and four 
walkwaters. But I include it for posterity. Give your spellcaster(s) a 
shovel and (going up with your whole party is an interesting puzzle in 
splitting your party to get by) and it's the second island you'll find. 
Once you're serious about level four, you'll have to walk through some 
lava to get some stairs but remember to keep to the walls and you won't 
notice any ambushes.

  ** Messages **

In the secret room:
--Sphere (NW)
--Pyramid (NE)
--Cube (SE)
--Is the key to the lost dungeon. (SW)

northwest chest behind snakes:
--Dig the island of Holcombu, the pirate.

southeast island:
--This is not Holcombu's island, but you are close!

southwest island:
--Holcombu's island [treasure is south edge of west shore]
[8 emeralds??]

northeast chest behind snakes:
--21 Steps south and dig.
[southeast corner of this area]
[8 emeralds??]


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  ** Room maps **


X $   A   A X
X AN     N  X
X R   N   R X exit: south
XM         MX
X 2  41   3 X treasure: 72 rubies(!)
X           X
X    56     X

  The chest is a windfall in more ways than one; it puts a dent in the 
symmetry of the whole set-up, leaving the azrael one square closer to 
you. The azraels actually go down pretty quickly here if you have the 
usual cocktail. Take out the gragans first; there should be time for the 
gnoll, but if not, #4 can dispatch it leaving #1 a straight shot up.

  For the second turn don't be afraid to use gonshi/luffin and mirget if 
necessary. The azraels are nasty enough that it's nice to have a quick 
run at them once in a while.

  Even with the bonanza I still think this room is a needless 
extravagance, wasting spells and the like. Spells will be more useful in 
Sargoz and Crezimas.


XmF5     6FmX
XF2       3FX
X1         4X exits north/south
X           X
X           X
XF         FX
XmF       FmX

  This level has a very elegant solution even if you're not hopped to 
the gills on mushrooms--only gonshis are needed here for a quick 
solution. First have 5 and 6 blast the fermigons above the lower gaems--
this should take two tries each, but you might get unlucky with shatter. 
Then 1 and 4 can shoot the embedded gaems in the bottom corners. You can 
then have 2 kill both fermigons and move to strike the gaem, leaving5 
todeal the final blow. All these attempts are on trapped monsters, so 
they will hit.



  ** What to Do **

  The Delkona Library may have told you about what to do in the Hall of 
Lost Souls. It didn't tell you about the ambush directly north, though, 
or the annoying part before then.

  If you want to have enough money for the rest of the game(you might 
already, though) then explore the SW door and see the room behind for a 
whopping 72 rubies. In any case you will need four or six walkwater 
spells. If two spellcasters with 80+ magic have two or more walkwater 
spells, then divide parties up as follows and have one go W-N-E, and the 
other can go E-N-W.

  --\  |  /--
  --/  |  \--
/\    The    /\
||  Stairs   ||
||    Up     ||
  /==1 2|3==\
  \==4 5|6==/

  But be careful about going too far north! You need to keep one square 
away from the walls to get around as the portals are in the corner. It 
turns out that the right one is in the northwest. Take it to level 5.

  ** Messages **

west side:
--Dig X[pick broke]

northwest, behind fire:
--X[12 topazes if you dig--not worth the extra trek]

north square room:
--Hall of lost souls


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **


X $ m + J   X
X J        JX
X  m   M MM X exits = south
X M  M      X
X  23   1  4X treasure = 60 gonshis??
X           X fountain = agility
X     56    X

  Here you'll want 3 to come and attack the gaem from the side. This 
frees 2 to get the Jerrah. 1 and 4 can run at the other two. The best 
part here is that 2 and3  are close to the other gaem, making the rest 
of this relatively easy. You'll barely even need spells, but nifts might 

#3: room of Heru the war god. You'll need 3 walk on water spells if you 
approach from the right. Well, 2 if you have 90+ magic--you can 
reshuffle your party for the final bit.


X $ Y   Y   X
X    A A    X
X  F  F  F  X exits = north/south
X    F F    X
X   2341    X treasure = 6 emeralds, diseased
X           X
X     56    X

  This room guarding the stairs is actually much easier than the side 
rooms that are just there for treasure, but that doesn't mean you can 
skimp the usual mushroom smorgasboard. You can probably take out the 
fermigons with magic; concentrate on the one in front of 3 first. Then 
you can have him and 2 run at the azrael, which should finish him off. 
The next one I'd go for would be the one in front of 4, who can  then 
run at the Azrael. 1 can beat up the fermigon, run to the Azrael, and 
then get a refill of mushrooms(gonshi, luffin, mirget.) The last move in 
his turn will be to kill the Azrael.

  Fermigons shouldn't be much of a problem now, but you might want to 
keep spellcasters out of the mongors' lines of sight, and if you're 
flush with mushrooms there are worse places to be wasteful. 4 can use 
his bow to help knock off the mongors.

  The treasure's well worth catching a disease as long as you have a few 
medicins left over.


X     +     X
X  2     F IX
X  1    F M X exit = west
X        M IX
X  4    F M X
X  3     F IX
X65         X

  This level may require every fighter to use an additional gonshi. It 
wouldn't be bad for magic users either. The plan as I see it is to have 
spellcasters move first. They'll wipe out the central fermigons and then 
the ones on the side. So while your fighters are running and using 
gonshis, spellcasters are making sure that your outsiders can use the 
critical first hit on a hibliss, and maybe they can even knock off a 
gaem too. The exception may be the final one--but by this time the 
fighters will be so far right they can surround the final hibliss. 4 can 
even go up one from killing a gaem and switch to a bow. Lights out.

  ** What to Do **

  You'll be dropped in a niche left of the main vertical corridor. Go E, 
S, S, W, W. At the water cast walk on water. Turn south before you get 
to the island and then go W/S to enter room 3. This will require a few 
spells both there and back, but wake Heru.


  Back NE out as you came. Turn south and follow the passage east. Five 
walk on waters here(8 moves per) and you should just make the opposite 

  You can split up so you have to cast fewer repel spells. Just don't go 
south at the portal, and be sure to join together before room 1. The 
stairway up to the other side of the sea is here. On the way back you'll 
want to use the portal whether you're going to Khazan's portal or to 
Delkona for a boat trip to Shadrum.

  ** Messages **

chest in southwest(scroll:)
--Heru sleeps nearby!

sign in northeast:
--Stairway to heaven

southeast, after crossing water:
--Snake pit

by east wall:
--Portal back to Fubernel entrance

          * MEARDOM *

  Meardom is not as tough as advertised if you've got a few dungeons 
under your belt. It isn't strictly necessary to complete the game if 
you've got a crib sheet, but it has some sleight of hand with 
teleportals and chutes to keep you thinking. To get into Meardom, talk 
to Beratt in the Council Room at 6 AM. He knows about Meardom and will 
tell you to meet him in the north sector of level 1. He'll open up a 
hidden door in the north wall, and you can enter. If you leave you have 
to repeat the process, but the dungeon isn't so bad. 


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **


X $       R X
X  H N   M  X
X           X exits: 
X           X
X       1 23X treasure: 24 potions
X        4  X
X           X

  The left side can be safely ignored, but as for the right you may wish 
to swamp the gaem as soon as possible. Gonshis allow 1 and 2 to set the 
gaem up for 4's arrows, and 3 can run down later. You can trap the 
gragan on move two, diffusing the main threats.


X $        5X
X          6X
X   3 14  2 X exits: north
X           X
X           X treasure: 36 gonshi(poison)
X         E X
X  E Y  Y   X

  Use gonshis to get this treasure. Streak down where they can't hit 
your fighters--except 2, your strongest--and let their extra move only 
save you time so you can attack them right away.


X           X
X  F        X
X U         X
X           X
X  F     34 X treasure: 24 nifts(disease)
X   U    216X
X          5X

  Run at the bad guys on the bottom, and the others will probably come 
by about when you win the fight. If you get crowded or trapped in have 5 
and 6 in reserve to get rid of a zumagin with spells.

Zumagin AC = 4.


X $U      F X
X    Y   W  X
X           X exits: south
X           X
X  2.3      X treasure: 24 luffins
X  1 4      X
X 5 6       X

  The bad guys shouldn't hurt you too much, so 2 and 3 can run at them 
while 1 and 4 shoot. Or 1 can charge with 2 and 3 if he has no bow. Just 
wait for the right side monsters(weaker) to come over. They'll get 


X $         X
X  2  O R   X
X           X exits: west
X  1   U    X
X  4  O     X treasure: 24 sermins
X  3 O R    X
X56         X

  Gonshis can break enemy ranks early, but first you might want to zap 
all orcs with cheap spells.

  ** What to Do **

  Although you can just go west to the edge and north to get to level 2, 
you might want to try the room immediately north for some good quick 
supplies. Most rooms have a minor spellcaster or two, and you can also 
go to the NE corner if you want more gonshis and nifts.

  ** Messages **

--Stairs down to hell!

By entrance:
--Meardom. Dungeon of Doom!


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X $  5  4   X
X      6    X
X 1 2 3     X exits: north/south
X           X
X           X treasure: 24 mirgets
X           X

  This room is a bottleneck you have to go through if you want to get 
anywhere in Meardom. It also has two weird monsters you won't see much 
of. Gonshis for fighters may help alleviate some of the annoying wait. 
The recommended path through is to concentrate spells on the Mongor and 
have non-wizards concentrate on one bad guy each. The mirgets are a nice 
reward for winning.


X $         X
X  E     E  X
X    E E    X exits: south
X   F F F   X
X    213    X treasure: 30 gonshis
X     4     X
X   5   6   X

  Not an important room to visit--might be worth the effort and several 
gonshis used though given the treasure. Nifts are probably necessary 
here due to the monsters that mesh well together. 2 and 3 can move 
forward to doom the middle fermigon. If they can't kill the fermigons to 
the side after two moves then just cast a few spells on them--1 can help 
here. 4 can move to the side to shoot a zebani or two as well, and 5 and 
6 can move to the center to drag an outside zebani in once the inside 
one dies as well.

  ** What to Do **

  It's more complex to reach the hidden area than to pursue Meardom's 
main attraction(S-W-S-E-N-E to the stairs.) But you may want to do it 
when you get back up, to teleport to the next place you need to take on. 
For the main path you can also take a chute down which requires less 

  After winning the first fight, E/N/E/N and then break your party up as 

1 | 2   3
4   5 | 6

  The numbers are just for reference and have nothing to do with party 
order, as you just want to go down a chute. Have 2-3-6 head E-S-E-S one 
square at a time avoiding the ambush if the whole group would have gone 
into the circle to the right. They'll fall down the chute. Switch to the 
1-4-5 party, rearrange them as 2-3-6 were, and have them walk to and 
fall down the chute similarly.

  This is just the first time through, though; a portal on level 3 kicks 
you back up to the bottom half, and you can take stairs down from there 
to get to the other part of level 3. Although you might like the 
treasure in the SE corner, too.

  ** Messages **

chest in the east:
6 East, 28 south and dig.[SE-most corner of level]


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P: back to the main area of level 3, below room 1.

Y: to the south area of level 2

  ** Room maps **


X $U  +  U  X
X           X
X  N N N N  X exits: south
X           X
X  213      X treasure: 24 sermins(poison)
X  4        X
X   56      X

  The one zumagin will have to move in. 4 and 2 might want a gonshi here 
so they can move right and be active--4 should shoot the gnoll before 2 
makes a move. The other zumagins have to come to you.


X $E  E  E  X
X           X
X  F  F  F  X exits: south
X           X
X 132       X treasure: 20 mirgets(disease)
X5          X
X6 4        X

  Here you can just let the fermigons and zebanis come to you. The left 
ones should die pretty quickly, and you can form a line against the new 
agressors. 4 may switch to a sword. You probably don't need spells for 
this. The mirgets will come in handy on level 5.


X $ E E E   X
X           X
X  N  N  N  X exits: south
X           X
X  2  1  3  X treasure: 24 potions
X           X
X5    4    6X

  This should be a no brainer, since everyone can rush--or fire arrows--
forward and then join in once the monsters ahead of him are gone. He can 
even pull enemies to the center later. But the room's not worth getting 

#3: teleportal room. Fubernel seems the most useful location.

  ** What to Do **

  You don't really need to enter any room to clear this level, but the 
right room in the main area gives nice treasure, and the center has a 
fountain. But simply splitting your party up to avoid an ambush will 
take you down a level: W-N-W-S-E-N.

  The right area is the teleportal, which has useful destinations like 
Fubernel, and there's a treasure across the water.

  ** Messages **

NW corner:
--Portal area

NE island:
--Dig the left corner.
[upper left corner of the island. Treasure=??]


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **


  ** Room maps **


X $Z  +  Z  X
X    B B    X
X   W O W   X exits: south
X           X
X  2     3  X treasure: 24 drelins
X  1     4  X fountain: agility
X  6     5  X

  The zorlims are the main danger here but gonshis aren't really 
necesssary. Bows seem to work best(spells for 1/4 if you have 'em) and 
the other monsters are pretty harmless.


X $   J     X
X   E   E   X
X  O     O  X exits: north/south
X           X
X    2 3    X treasure: 30 potions(disease)
X     1     X
X    645    X

  1, 4 gonshi + arrows should nail the jerrah but if not 5 and 6 can 
waste spells. 5 and 6 can move out of the line of fire once Zebanis move 


X $   J     X
X           X
X   B   B   X exits = north/south
X    B B    X
X   3 1 2   X treasure = 18 luffins
X           X
X   5 4 6   X

  No-one but a jerrah can do significant annoying harm, so shoot with 4 
and have 1 cast fireball if he's got a lot to spare--if not he can 
shoot. Only 1/4 need use gonshis.


X $5  4  6  X
X           X
X   2 1 3   X exits: north/south
X           X
X  W  W  W  X treasure: 10 topazs
X   Z   Z   X
X     Y     X

  Gonshis for 2/3 help get rid of the zorlims more easily without 
spells. Let 1 and 4 chip away with arrows for a while--you shouldn't 
even need spells once 2 and 3 converge on the mongor, who might get shot 
up quickly anyway.

  There's more treasure to the south.

  Zorlims: 20 shield here

  ** What to Do **

  From the stairs up, go up and stick to the left. You can go treasure 
hunting south, but you probably don't need to use the fountain in the 
upper right.

  Treasure hunters will like going south. There are gems not only in the 
room but also the narrow part below it, and the fight is not 
particularly challenging.

  ** Messages **

SW, 1 square up:
--Cube, cube, sphere teleports to Udar.
[pick seems to break here]

scroll in chest, SW:
--Dig by the opposite wall


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

P: sends you to level 2, parasite moss island

  ** Room maps **


X $         X
X       M R X
X        E  X exits: west
X      M   JX
X        E  X treasure: 5 cubes
X       M R X
X           X

  Worth stopping by as cubes are in rare supply(Dermagud->Yberton may be 
your next move as well) and I don't see this battle as terribly tough. 
You can get the gragans with spells, and you can shoot at the jerrah. 2 
and 3 don't have to attack the first turn, but gonshis all around could 
be helpful.


X 56 1 4    X
X           X
X 2       3 X
X           X
X           X
X    Z Z    X

  No treasure here, but no huge stressful fight, and the room leads to 
two others. Unfortunately they aren't much in the treasure sweepstakes 
either. One fighter per enemy magic user; 1 can use a bow, and gonshis 
might help avoid a minor dent in shields here.


X $         X
X           X
X   1 234   X exits: north
X           X
X  M  R  M  X treasure: 3 diamonds(disease)
X   R   R   X
X  E  J  E  X

  You might get overoptimistic and think this room links to the other 
side, but if you look closely you'll notice the doors aren't aligned. 
Still it's worth it to go in here. 3 diamonds will restock the gonshis 
you blew getting here nicely. A luffin/mirget would also be good here. 
Gonshis will help a bow battery against the spell casters, with fighters 
nailing the gragans on the wings, but if you're all exquisitely shroomed 
up the formation in the box works well, 3 getting the gragan below 2 


X    1      X
X      4    X
X   2   3   X
X           X
X           X
X           X

  By now the question for this sort of room should be how to win in one 
round. Gonshis and luffins for 1-4 help expedite the whole deal. First 
1, 4 shoot down. 2-3 get the outside zorlims and can move D-R. Then 1, 4 
move in line with the last zorlim and shoot it down. No treasure here, 
but it allows easier access to the obelisk room than burning walkwaters.

4: the obelisk room, where you can read "SASTAMOUNU" as the first word 
of will.


X     +     X
X         E X
X5 2     M JX exits: west
X 41    F FJX
X6 3     M JX
X         E X fountain: dexterity
X           X

  Perpetual gonshi use is a must for this sort of room. 2 and 3 might 
want to use luffins and mirgets beforehand, and if so 5 and 6 should 
blast the blocking minotaurs beforehand. If the zebanis move in 1 and 4 
can help out with fireballs the next round--first time though they want 
to be able to shoot up the doomed jerrah pinned in by his allies.


X $ 5   6   X
X  1     4  X
X   3   2   X exits: north
X           X
X M       M X treasure: 5 pyramids
X   M   M   X
X  Z  E  Z  X

  If no gonshis, use spells on surviving zorlims. Then switch from bows 
once the minotaurs clinch and use a nift when necessary.


X   5 4 6   X
X    213    X
X           X exits: north
X           X
X   F F F   X treasure: 5 spheres
X  M M M M  X
X     J     X

  You'll have to break up your party to squeeze in here(or waste 
walkwater) and it seems an unnecessary detour. It's also a rather nasty 
one as fighting goes due to monster volume and is not worth the 
treasure, but here's the strategy. Have everyone stay back, and 1 and 4 
can use archery to take out the jerrah. 4 can shuffle as need be. 1 can 
move down and play point to avoid overcrowding. But it's best to look 
for a way back and to trap monsters walking over others' corpses.


X $  5 6    X
X     4     X
X    123    X exits: north
X           X
X F  FFF  F X treasure: 6 emeralds(disease)
X   F   F   X
X     J     X

  You'll want to skirt the edges to get to this room if you have the 
firepower as the treasure's worth the effort. Given the volume of 
fermigons you will want to use mushrooms(nifts at very least, 
luffin/mirget for 2) or at least fireballs to make it easier, although 
you can use some fighting strategy. 4 can nail one fermigon, and you may 
want to stay back as 5/6 fireball the jerrah. Others may run in to where 
he was trapped, making for another easy kill.

  With mushrooms, have 4 shoot and then 2 can wax the Jerrah. 1 and 3 
can also stay in the center after killing their men, err green thingies.

  ** What to Do **

  Wow! Lots of rooms. Some are very worth going in; others aren't. To 
read the obelisk you need just one walkwater spell. But there are some 
challenging rooms in the meantime. I'd go east across the water, dig for 
the treasure, enter room 0 for the cubes, and take out both rooms below-
-the right gives passage, left gives great treasure for a tough fight. 
On the other side the obelisk is the upper left room.

  ** Messages **

[level 5, west of river]
--5 North 12 east and dig.
[treasure = 15 luffins, the SE of the NE corners. What a gyp. For such 
cheapness you're morally obliged to reload your game, conserve the 
walkwater, and dig anyway.]

            * SARGOZ *

  Sargoz is even nastier than Khazan, yet at the same time if you've 
been through Khazan, you'll have a feel for what Sargoz throws at you. 
Nasty monsters called Dreads appear here and although they're just a 
notch below Azraels there tend to be more of them in any one fight. 
You'll need plenty of pierce, repel and walkwater spells, and you will 
probably need to restart from an earlier save point several times even 
if you know the way.

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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **


X    H H    X
X S  S S  S X exits: south
X           X
X56  123   4X treasure: 36 mirgets(broke pick)
X           X
X           X

  Have 5 run at the Mongor and cast spells to remove as many sandgus as 
possible in front of 1, 3 and 6. Have 6 do the rest. The rest is a rout 
as players push forward.

#1: this is the teleportal room. It's guarded by a time trap(on the 
left) and two ambushes(the two near up/down passages to the left.)


X $     O   X
X   2  oo  UX
X      O D  X exits: west
X  41  o   UX
X      O D  X treasure: 24 mirgets(disease)
X   3  oo  UX
X56     O   X

  Well, given that this is the final dungeon, you might as well throw it 
all at 'em. Blast the lower-case orcs with fireballs and run right. 4 
comes behind 1 to help clean up the dark knights.


X $        5X
X          6X
X 1 4   2 3 X exits: north/south
X F  F F  F X
X   F F F   X treasure: 36 nifts
X           X
X m m   I I X

  Two fireballs per fermigon please. Eight total means you have access 
to the bad guys below. Keep wizards in the corner so fermigons don't 
chase them.


X   H   H   X
X H       H X exits: south
X           X
X6 1 2 3 4 5X treasure: 72 sermins(disease)
X           X
X           X

  Everyone is in on the act here. If they all run forward everyone but 
the right jerrah will die. You can fix that next turn by having 4 eat a 
gonshi and trap the jerrah. The Sandgus can wait.


X $     H D X
X  2   M C DX
X  3   H  C X exits: west
X       C   X
X  1    M   X treasure: 36 potions
X  4     H DX
X56   M     X

  No good way to win quickly unless you care to use quite a few Zapalls. 
I recommend fireballs on the hraffels and then just running forward and 
using gonshis to get to the dark knights quickly--4 may detour to whoop 
the minotaur. Your shields will take some damage, and 5 and 6 may wish 
to stay in a corner instead and cast spells.


X           X
XZEE     1  X
XZZE     2  X exits: east/west
XZZE      56X
XZZE     3  X
XZEE     4  X
X           X

  Check shields before entering. You can proceed without rush if you've 
got a Zishoxe under your belt, but otherwise, seven zebanis, seven 
fireballs. The zorlims will fall quickly once you get there to sword 
strokes because they are packed in. But have a double helping of 

  ** What to Do **

  If you need mirgets, go W-N-W but side-wall to avoid the ambush before 
room 0. Room 2 in the northeast has fewer mirgets for a tougher fight, 
but if you're in need, there are so many orcs there you'll probably 
increase your sword skill, too.

  The teleporter in the far northeast can send you back to the mainland, 
but it's a cop-out.

  To get through this level, go east from the center. Break your party 
top/down and use a couple of pierce spells to get to the right. Then 
rejoin past the bottleneck and head down. Room #3 isn't too bad but 
you'll want to have sermins before room #6, where you can kill a bunch 
of bad guys quickly. From there you need 4 repel spells(all but the 
right snake) and two walkwater spells. The portal's northwest in this 
area, behind the lake.

  ** Messages **

NW corner of center room:
--Few came this far. none returned.

SE corner of center room:
--You are in Sargoz, domain of darkness, the ultimate challenge.


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P : leads east of the NW corner.
Q : leads to below the teleport chamber in level 1.
S : leads back north of the lake
Y : kicks you to level 3, in the center

  ** Room maps **


X     +   * X
X  2    W   X
X  1    W  *X exits: west
X      WW   X
X  4   W   *X fountain: dexterity
X  3   W    X
X 56      * X

  Zap the wolvingas in the fighters' way and use gonshis in the second 
round. Bring 2 and 3 around to assist 1 and 4.


X  $        X
X           X
X  H  H  H  X exits: north/south
X H mA mA H X
X  H13H24H  X treasure: 3 pyramids(poison)
X           X
X    5 6    X

  Those azraels are too close for their own comfort. 2 and 3 can hack 
them apart in one turn, and 1 and 2 take care of the gaems. The nifts 
should ward off any hraffels who get lucky and actually hit you. Tough 
part her is getting your guys in the right positions.


X $         X
X        5 6X
X    MAC 2  X exits: east/west
X    MAC 3  X
X    MAC 1  X treasure: 42 drelins
X        4  X
X           X

  This room can be approached from either side although from the east is 
a bit better as cyclops have 5 fewer hit points each. Have 6 cast 
fireballs to take out cyclops--I recommend shatter here if your 
fireballs do <50 damage. 5 can clean up the rest and move in to try to 
trap an azrael. Then 3 can move in and destroy one azrael with two 
blows. 1 and 4 can take out the lower one. 1 will have time to cast a 
fireball on a straggling cyclops. So 5 can trap the azrael and 2 can 
hack it to bits. That leaves the minotaurs.


X $         X
X           X
X           X exits: north/south
X  D D D D  X
X   34 12   X treasure: 48 sermins
X           X
X   5   6   X

  Your first encounter with dreads should be quick since they're so 
close. When dealing with them ALWAYS have mushrooms handy. Here 3 and 2 
can move up and hack away at the outside dreads. Perhaps they will be 
able to turn around and deal with the others and make this quick. You 
shouldn't need to resort to fireballs, but they can help make this a 


X $         X
X           X
X  152 364  X exits: north/south
X  I * * I  X
X           X treasure: 36 nifts
X           X
X           X

  Rather easy--5 and 6 can mop up the dreads if everyone in the party is 
charged with mushrooms and 2-3 are unlucky hitting the dreads. 1-4 can 
just move down once.


X $         X
X 5       6 X
X  21   43  X exits: north
X           X
X  Y  Y  Y  X treasure: 3 spheres
X   SS SS   X
X  * YYY *  X

  Here you can fireball the sandgus and take out the mongors with the 
nonfighters. Then 2 and 3 will hit the dreads. Gonshis work well to 
expedite things here. The dead sandgus will leave mongors trapped in the 
back row as well.


X $5     6  X
X           X
X 12     34 X exits: north
X     S     X
X   SS SS   X treasure: 48 sermins
X  SU   US  X
Xm m U U m mX

  Waste the 2 sandgus on the edge and the zumagins next to them with 
fireballs--the zumagins have no shields. You may only be able to run 
down the first round, but the second, gonshis take the gaems. Other 
approaches may get you trapped by sandgus before spellcasters are gone. 
Let 1 and 4 kill the outside gaems first.

  ** What to Do **

  There's no real treasure worth getting, so you probably just want to 
get to the next level. Go to the northeast of the island, where a 7-move 
walkwater spell will get you to the edge. Just break off your party and 
reform if you get stuck with half your guys in the water. You then have 
two rooms with spellcasters placed unstrategically(i.e. right next to 
you,) including your first encounter with dreads. You'll want to wipe 
them out ASAP, and mushrooms are a must. The portal is in the south nook 
on the other side.

  ** Messages **

By SW lake:
--Lake Grool

In NE corner:
--Dig 15 steps south, 3 steps west of Gavahir's tomb.

In SE 'inaccessible' part:
Gavahir, the elven adventurer rests here.


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

P : leads you to level 4.
Q : to NW culdesac in level 2.
U : to four portals
W : to southwest island
Y : to eastern walled off area in level 2.

  ** Room maps **


X $      E  X
X  4    E * X
X6 3     E *X exits: east/west
X        E  X
X5 2     E *X treasure: 36 luffins
X  1    E * X
X        E  X


XR  B   B  RX
X  B BBB B  X exits: north/south
X           X
X 4 2   3 1 X treasure: 3 cubes
X           X
X   5   6   X

  Destroy the bargs in 2 and 3's ways. 1 and 4 attack gragans from the 
side which makes it that much easier to trap the dark knights. If you 
want you can fireball the other bargs but it seems a bit wasteful in 
this relatively easy room--better to concentrate on the spellcasters you 
can't reach.


X $         X
X6 4    S  *X
X  3    S * X exits: west
X       S  *X
X  2    S * X treasure: 42 sermins
X5 1    S  *X
X           X

  Your spellcasters should take out the dread in the center on the first 
move. The second move, they should take out the sandgus in front of 1-4 
and then hit 4's dread. At all times people should use gonshis at the 
start of the turn.


X $4  5  6  X
X           X
X  1  2  3  X exits: north/south
X  H  H  H  X
X ZHZZHZZHZ X treasures: 12 lokas
X           X
X  A  A  A  X

  Zutyun then Zapall is a great start here, but fireballs can be used on 
the Hraffels. First you can have 4 get one or two with his bow. That 
allows 1 to run down and saves fireballs for the azraels if your 
fighters' second hits don't connect--otherwise it's the zorlims that are 
toast. Then move your fighters back up one and maybe you can shoot a few 
trapped zorlims.


X $   I C   X
X II m   mC X
X B C BB   BX exits: south
X           X
X 41  2 3   X treasure: 18 potions
X           X
X     5 6   X

  Not a bad room--you may be exhausted getting here, though. Two 
fireballs let 2 and 4 get the hiblisses, and 3 should go for the gaem. 2 
should get his gaem next round. Not much for spellcasters to do here 
except wipe out any gaems that slip through.

  ** What to Do **

  This actually takes only three Walkwater spells. For a quick out from 
the center, S-W-cast spell and now S-E along the wall. There'll be an 
inlet and the teleport is in the NE corner. Sadly there's no treasure 
outside the rooms here so unless you really like exploring you'll just 
want to move on.

  To see a teleportal combination out of here, cast a walkwater spell to 
get to the west island. Then use pierce to get to the signs. The 
portal's in the south of the cross of this walled-off room. Then cast 
walkwater and go north to get out, and to the east you'll find a river 
north/south. Walkwater north to the portal.

  ** Messages **

NW corner, W of center lake:
--Portal to level 2.

SE corner:
--Dig the little isle on Lake Grool.

SE, behind room:
--Repel snakes to step on the portal of four signs.

chest behind the fire:
--There are three possible destinations from Sargoz.

Walled off energy field room:
SW: --First: cube
NW: --Second: pyramid
NE: --Third: pyramid
SE: --And you shall leave Sargoz for Pheron.


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

Q : kicks you to the SW corner
T : kicks you to where you came in

  ** Room maps **

#0: furnace where the amulet is. Inspect north and if your player has 
the cloak he can grab the amulet!

#1: the teleportal room. It goes the same places as the one on level 1. 
Nice not to have to go all the way back.


X*$  * *  * X
X  A     A  X
XH         HX exits: north/south
X           X
X1 52  46 3 X treasure: 60 sermins
X           X
X           X

  This room is as uncool as it looks, but fortunately you can catch a 
few breaks if you're careful. First this is the last room you'll be at 
so don't be afraid to use all the fireballs and mushrooms you can, 
especially gonshis. The dread in the UL corner can be trapped or even 
killed immediately by fireballing the hibliss in front. Zutyun is nice 
to strip magic shields, and Zishoxe may be prudent to restore them. 
There's no one-turn solution to this room, though. Use whatever spells 
you can. The treasure is nice for the area beyond--there'll be a lot of 
fire ahead.


XI  I +   F X
X R F  F    X exits: south
X           X
X12 4 3     X fountain: agility
X           X
X           X

  Fireballs are necessary to avoid substantial nuisance here. Zap the 
gragan and fermigon in front of 2 and 4. Then zap the gragan on the 
right. The hiblisses will fall, and 3 can retreat to help form a line 
against the fermigons.


XD+I  A  * JX
X Z  m !  C X
X  F YUR F  X exits: south
X   B   B   X
X  1  23   4X treasure: 8 emeralds
X5          X
X6          X

  Use lots of gonshis now. The first thing to do is for 5 and 6 to blast 
the defenses in front of the azrael, ogre and hibliss with fireballs. 4 
should run up and attack the jerrah and get the dread later. 1 can 
probably wipe out the zorlim and trapped dark knight quickly--2 and 3 
can gang up on the ogre once the magic users are gone. Because the 
spellcasters are spread out it's not a bad idea to wipe out who you can 
with spells in later rounds or even use a zutyun and then start 
fireballing. On the first turn your shields will be severely depleted, 
so fight back with magic ASAP.


X D    J D mX
X  mD m   J X
XJ      H   X
X  H  H     X
X 2 5 146 3 X exits: north/south
X           X
X           X

 Get the Jerrahs first and then the gaems and then the dark knights. The 
gonshis from the previous room can and should be burned at will. Note 5 
can blast the hraffel by 1 with fireball before taking on the dark 


XA+  A A   AX
X  *     *  X
XNN  NNN  NNX exits: north/south
X  N     N  X
X4   3 2   1X treasure: 10 topazs
X           X
X           X

  Uh...yeah. If you can beat this room, you are pretty effin' GOOD. But 
not terribly worried about risk/reward ratios. Be totally hopped up on 
mushrooms--don't forget sermins and nifts. A zutyun and zapall 
together(two zapalls to kill the gnolls?) here will make for a great 
start but otherwise fireball the gnolls in front of the azraels so you 
hit them right away. Use gonshis at the start of each turn. An alternate 
try is to put 2 and 3 in line with the dreads.

  4 will dispose of the trapped azrael above(after attacking, use a 
mirget for next round--if the azrael runs, great, one less magic blast 
to endure--use gonshi/luffin) and the better fighters should wipe out 
one of the azraels. 2 and 3 can maybe risk one move before a gonshi, 
getting them that much closer to the dreads. In the meantime your 
spellcasters should be hitting the left dread with all the spells they 
can--1 will be more help on the right than 4 on the left.

  Be sure to use potions to get stamina to 99 here whenever you're 
injured. That means two hits you can survive from Azraels.


X $         X
X           X
X 1  2 3  4 X exits: north
X     M     X
X  MMMMMMM  X treasure: 5 diamonds
X   Y Y Y   X
X I  I I  I X

  If you still needed money, blasting snakes to get here would be VERY 
worth it.

  You've got a sort of Maginot Line of Minotaurs here. Because you can 
just magic two of them out of the way with your spellcasters and proceed 
down to kill the hiblisses. Nifts will ensure that the remaining 
monsters hae a further disadvantage. Your fighters being in the thick of 
it should help.


Xm$A D D A mX
X           X exits: north/south
X           X
X  2 4 1 3  X treasure: 48 gonshis
X           X
X    5 6    X

  Very nasty--let the fighters be on the outside so they can get to the 
Gaems ASAP after taking out the Azraels. Lots of gonshis are a must 
here. This and the places above are great to rest in.


X +        JX
X  1    B U X
X5 2    B UJX exits: west
X       B U X
X6 3    B UJX treasure: 30 potions
X  4    B U X
X          JX

  Because of all the Jerrahs, this room is extremely nasty; you can wind 
up with over half your party paralyzed. So if you have zutyun or any 
zapalls to start things off then they would be very worth it. Otherwise 
you will probably want to hit them with fireballs from 1 and 4 as well 
as the Zumagins and Bargs can't really hit you much. The next round you 
will want to hit the bargs blocking the zumagins and have 2 and 3 use 
gonshis to get to the back line.

  ** What to Do **

  From the start it's hard to get to Lake Kumalis. E(past the snakes, 
good treasure if money is still needed)-S past the cross roads(W in the 
crossroads leads to good treasure after a tough fight)-E-S and now split 
the party top/down. E-N-W-N before you rejoin. Then N-W-N-E and there 
are six snakes to clear. It's too inconvenient to go around them so just 
get to the water(Lake Kumalis.) Head west past the wall and down until 
there's one square of space between your party and the south wall. Move 
west, and you'll be ported to the southwest corner.

  Now is the time to use mushrooms in the second round. There will be 
three very tough rooms to navigate. Dreads, Azraels, Hiblisses, etc. The 
last one is especially nasty--nothing but constant mushroom use and 
spell casting will do there. As for the corridors, it's a good idea to 
break up your party. Between 8 and 5, break off two on the right with 
one casting pierce on the three fields in front. Place them to the right 
by the door, then switch and break two more off. Bring them up and join 
and do the same for the final pair.

  From room 2 there's a nice rearrangement finesse so that you need only 
three trips and four pierces. Assume this formation with 1 having pierce 

6 5 4
3 2 1

4 and 1 can go north. When blocked,

. . 4    . . 4
. . 1 => . 1 . and E-N-E out of there. Hit the right wall, reform as (. 
. 4/. . 1) and wait for the others.

  5/2 can walk through next and reform as follows:

. 5 .    . . 5
. 2 . => . 2 .

  6/3 are last to walk up.

6 . .    . 6 .
3 . . => 3 . .

  Now there's a huge stretch of fire ahead, but you probably already 
used your boots for Crezimas. The right room is the Furnace of Hades, 
and the left is your ticket out of there. The amulet in the Furnace of 
Hades(have your player with the cloak inspect the north wall) may be the 
last item you need before you can complete the final part, and it's nice 
to have a combination to Hidden Vale.

  ** Messages **

NE by lake:
--To lake Kumalis.

behind room, west side:
--There are portals in lake Kumalis.

by snakes behind field:
--Reverse of four signs teleports to Fubernel.

            * SHADRUM *

  Shadrum doesn't have that many rooms, but there are a few critical 
dungeons where you will have to beat up some ogres. You will also need 
pierce spells in abundance, and these two issues come forth right away 
when you can either cast pierce or go through a room with ogres to get 
to level 6.

  There are also plenty of slides down to lower levels to watch out for, 
and some put you behind a raft of energy fields at the bottom level, so 
save your progress frequently. Eventually you hope to get to level 1 and 
find the Ogre King. There's some other good treasure there as well.

  Since it took you two days to get to Shadrum, you should have enough 
spells to pelt the ogres with fireballs, especially since they have no 
shields. However it's more efficient to start out with gonshis, luffins 
and mirgets, and if you're at the later stage of the game, you should 
have a nice pile of mushrooms, and your dwarves may do the maximum 200 
damage with one hit. Then they can do it again the second turn for a 
quick knockout. This is especially good on the top level.


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

SE : bargs, mongors, gnolls

  ** Room maps **


* $  Z Z    *
*  O     O  *
*   B   B   * exits: south
*     B     *
*  2 4 1 3  * treasure: 6 cubes(poison)
*           *
*    5 6    *

  This room isn't really worth it if you're trying to just get through 
the dungeon. The cubes are a nice treasure, but you have to inch around 
an ambush to get here, and in addition the ogres take forever to kill.


* $         *
*           *
*     !     * exits: north/south
*    ! !    *
*    2!3    * treasure: 48 sermins
*     1     *
*   6 4 5   *

  Your first experience with ogres blocking your way--impinging on your 
territory, actually, which is actually good here since they shoot 
missiles. I think the best way to do things is to get the usual mushroom 
cocktail--nifts are important since they do 90 damage. The formation I'm 
showing lets two ogres get trapped, and your fighters can take out the 
ogres on the sides. If you're really stocked up, you probably don't even 
need to risk attacking once before you use gonshi-luffin-mirget on your 
second turn and get an attack in--although the ogres' proximity may 
backfire on them as you have five attacks, and four hits may be enough. 
If you've seen enough gods, the firss hit's a guaranteed 194 damage, and 
if your character has 75+ strength, 3 hits * 69 damage = 207 for a total 
of 401, but you have an insurance policy with the second mushroom combo. 
Otherwise you can be grateful that they have no magic shields--the only 
problem is that if you want to take out all rooms, one ogre takes nine 
fireballs, which make for a lot of resting time to recuperate.


X $       E X
X  2     O! X
X  1     E  X exits: west
X56        mX
X  4     E  X treasure: potion(disease)
X  3     O! X
X         E X

  Here the best way to keep spellcasters out of harm's way is to stick 
them in the center well away from the ogres' missiles! Your spellcasters 
won't need much to take out the Zebanis and Ogres. Have both of them use 
fireballs--noone has forty hit points, and your spellcasters' fireballs 
should do at least that after magic training. Everyone else's first turn 
will just be about gaining ground to the east. You should have been able 
to wipe out the Zebanis and Ogres with six spells, but if they block the 
way to the ogres you'll just need to use more spells. Once you do you'll 
want 1-4 to use gonshis to start the second turn, and you'll have two 
mirget attacks to hit each ogre with. Your dwarves should be able to get 
in the additional attack that can be lethal. If your spellcasters have 
nothing better to do, they can start spewing fireballs at the gaem--or 
your 1 and 4 can after attacking the ogre once, as those are surer hits 
than sword attacks.

  ** What to Do **

  There are two ways to get through this. The first is to blast through 
the fields to the northeast as follows.

%%  %%%  %%
%%  %%%  45
 %%    +%%
 %%     %%
 %%     %%

  Now your party can move through one at a time. Compare this to if you 
don't switch parties:

%%  %%%  %%
%%  %%%  %%
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  Then follow the corridor E-N-E-N-W-S-E-S-E to the stairs

  Whichever one you use will depend on how many pierce spells you have. 
But there's a third way--using two or four spells. Go to the left. 
Divide your party to save two spells after blasting the bottom two 
energy fields. Then rejoin, power up with four mushrooms, and enter the 
room with four ogres. N-N-E-S-E to the stairs.

  ** Messages **

by entrance:
--Shadrum - Tower of giants


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

a: this chute southish of the stairs up is not a nice welcome. It kicks 
you to behind the barrier that seemed useless back on level 7.

P: backs you up as you try to get to the lower right and may discourage 
you into the ambush to the right unless you split your party up.
Q: leads to the lower left. There's nothing special behind the fields.
Y: leads to where the chute leads. Happens if you go right after winning 
room 1.

b: this chute at the end of the hall is nasty because it kicks you back 
to level 7, behind a bunch of energy fields.

  ** Room maps **


X $   D     X
XD         DX
X    C C    X exits: north/south
X   H m H   X
X1  52 36  4X treasure: 48 gonshis(poison)
X           X
X           X

  Here your sorcerers can get in on the action as you've probably used 
mirgets and luffins as a group before without them getting in on the 
action. You don't need to use mushrooms here. However, if you don't, be 
prepare to take out the dark knights with fireballs, the top one going 
first. Everyone else should fall easily--the gaem will get hacked up 
right away.


X $ 5   6   X
X           X
X  4 3 2 1  X exits: north/south
X           X
X     !     X treasure: 48 sermins, pick breaks
X  !     !  X
X    ! !    X

  Keep your spellcasters out of danger. Everyone else can run down and 
pick off ogres. 2 can attack to the left before continuing down. Every 
fighter can use a second helping of mushrooms(gonshi, etc) in his second 
turn. Spellcasters can take out any ogre straggling with low(<2 fireball 
spells) hit points. You'll have to move fighters around a lot, and 
you'll also want to save the ogres at the bottom for last as there's a 
strong likelihood you can trap the last one against a wall.


X $        X
X  1      !X
X  2     ! X exits: east/west
X        E!X
X  3     ! X treasure: 6 pyramids, disease
X  4      !X
X56        X

  There'll be a lot of running at the bad guys at first. After zapping 
the Zebani, you can use fireballs on the ogre in the bottom. Again use 
gonshis at the start of the second turn. 4 and 3 can gang up on one ogre 
and then move up.

  ** What to Do **

  It's possible to get through the snakes at the end with just two 
repels, but the most practical way is to knock off the five at the 
bottom with a non-wizard.

  ** Messages **

Behind energy fields, east:
--Portal area

Behind energy fields, northwest:
--Higher you climb, harder you fall!


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **
 ambush NW: zorlims, bargs, zumagin
--exceedingly nasty. You have to know the right way to sneak by it--

1 2 3 against n wall works

1 2 3
X X X against s wall doesn't.

chute 0: of course just as you're about to get to level 5, you need to 
be careful. Just break the party up in two to get past this one.

  ** Room maps **


X     m     X
X m       m X
X   B B B   X exits: south
X B       B X
X 1 2 3 5 4 X treasure = 24 nifts
X     6     X
X           X

  Use magic to dispose of the bargs so you can run at the Gaems. You can 
actually save a spell if you have Dokarand/or Tamas run at a Barg and 
kill it. This room is easy enough; getting here is much harder. The 
treasure isn't really worth it, though.


X $  ! !    X
X    BBB    X exits = north/south
X           X
X           X treasure = 48 luffins
X   12 34   X
X5         6X

  You know the drill: blast the monsters in front, use gonshis on the 
second turn to run at the ogres--and for spellcasters too if new 
monsters pop up in the way. Fireballs should do it but have Dokar hit 
the Hraffels first because he may hit for just 45 damage, not quite 
enough to take out Bargs.


X $   B     X
X    D H    X
X   H B     X exits = east/west
X    H H    X
X    DH     X treasure = 36 mirgets(disease)
X    D H    X
X     B     X

  You don't really need mushrooms for this one but they'd help. Gonshis 
certainly make the whole deal less tiresome. Use fireballs to take out 
the hraffels in front of the dark knights.


X $         X
X  !        X
X   !       X exits = east/west
X  !        X
X   !       X treasure = 12 topazs
X  !        X
X           X

  ** What to Do **

  Only three rooms here and three basic ways to go. You want the one 
north of the stairs.

  ** Messages **

Lukor's treasure was found right here!


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

P : down to level 7. You are put at the top of the passages guarded by 
energy fields.

Chute 0: kicks you down to level 5.
Chute 1: kicks you down.

  ** Room maps **


X +  5 6    X
X           X
X   21 43   X exits: north/south
X H       H X
X   H H H   X treasure: 18 pearls(disease)
X  H     H  X
X   I I I   X

  Blast the hraffels, and the hiblisses should fall on the first turn. 
You may want to make one of 1 and 4 go on top of the hibliss so they 
don't get trapped. 1 and 4 can use spells here to nail hraffels.

  The narrow corridor behind this room leads to a teleportal down, and 
the treasure's only marginally worth it if you've got the two rings.


X     5     X
X     6     X
X 1  2 3  4 X exits: north/south
X !       ! X
X     !     X treasure:
X    ! !    X
X           X

  The ogres being separated makes everything a bit tricky but room #3 is 
a bit worse in that respect. Here 2 and 3 can take out the three ogres 
although I recommend wiping out the one in the center first--use both 
first attacks on him and then a fireball. The other two below will take 
five hits(400/83) without mushrooms. 4 may need help, and 1 can use his 
fireballs on the far ogre--or 2 and 3 can come over.


X $  5 6    X
X           X
X   12 34   X exits: north/south
X           X
X  H  H  H  X treasure: 48 drelins
X H H   H H X
X    A A    X

  2 and 3 have a straight shot at the Azraels but 5 and 6 will need 
spells to take out the hraffels. The usual mushroom cocktail should 
allow you to wipe out everyone before the second round although if you 
have nifts the hraffels won't be able to make you ill, so just use hand-
to-hand combat--or spells from 1 and 4--for that. Especially if 2 and 3 
get a second swing at a hraffel in the first round and connect.

  This room guards a portal that kicks you back down behind some energy 
fields on level 7, and the treasure really isn't worth it.


X $5     6  X
X           X
X 1 2   3 4 X exits: north/south
X !       ! X
X     !     X treasure: 36 sermins
X   !   !   X
X           X

  One ogre per fighter, please! The usual twaddle about using double 
mushrooms is in effect here. 2 and 3 can share the ogre in  the middle 
once finished with their respective bad guys, and 5 and 6 can be 
protected and in reserve to finish a bad guy off when his hit points dip 
below 45. 4 may also need a few spells' worth of help.

  ** What to Do **

  ** Messages **

--behind 2nd-right door:
Portal nearby

sign in SE:
--Dalameir's last stand(7 topazs)


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

Chute 0 : kicks you to level 4, behind a narrow passage and a room

P : sends you to the grid maze above.
Q : kicks you down to level 4, NE corner of part below rooms
  ** Room maps **

  ** What to Do **

  Fifteen up, nine east. You'll be kicked to the lower side near the 
stairs up. You can then blast through the fields as you please, 
splitting the party into top and bottom to save pierce spells, or not.

  ** Messages **


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **


X $DD + DD  X
X    U U    X
X  FF   FF  X exits: south
X    H H    X
X  12   34  X treasure: 48 nifts(diseased)
X           X fountain: strength
X5         6X


X $J J+J J  X
X           X
X HH HHH HH X exits: south
X           X
X  1 2 3 4  X treasure: 4 rubies(poisoned)
X           X fountain: agility
X    5 6    X

  The usual mushroom cocktail makes this room a breeze compared to #6 
which you probably just tackled. If you've followed my plans you won't 
need the fountain, but anyway--fireball the hraffels in front of the 
jerrahs to cut the spellcasters down. Mop up the other hraffels without 
wasting 5's or 6's spells. Quick end of battle.


X $   +     X
X     R     X
X5 3 R R    X exits: east/west
X 42 UAU    X
X6 1 R R    X treasure: 6 rubies
X     R     X fountain: dexterity
X           X

  The same no matter which side you approach it from. With gonshis you 
can just take out the gragans with your fighters and a zumagin with 4 
and get to the azrael with 2. 1 and 3 can box him in. You'll take some 
hits from the other gragans' spells but pushing forward with another 
gonshi or two should knock them off pretty quickly.



X $         X
X           X
X     B     X exits: north/south
X    2B3    X treasure: 24 mirgets(poison)
X    4 1    X
X           X

  Here you don't really need mushrooms. 4 and 1 can get the barg with 
bows and 2, 3 move in to whomp on the Azrael, and it should only have 
one term to live. With mushrooms and a few spells this all is a joke as 
the Azrael will only take two hits.



X $!  !  !  X
X  !  !  !  X
X           X exits: south/north
X           X
X  2 461 3  X treasure: 18 potions(poisoned)
X    5      X
X           X

  They're going for volume here, but I think you can take advantage of 
how the ogres are lumped together. Eat nifts before entering the room. 
Let your two weaker fighters gang up on the two ogres that are close by. 
Here you can use your spellcasters to trap ogres in and get a quick 
kill. 1 runs forward all the way, then 5. 4 can copy 1 and 5 and 6 can 
run up and hit the bottom center ogre with mirgets before the usual 
spell casting. Now 1 and 4 have open season on the one trapped ogre. 
Later you can move 5 back, and 1 and 4 can buffet the ogre below. 4 can 
run to assist 2 by trapping the UL ogre. The UR is the toughest to take 
out and even if 1's Brennix is too slow, a few fireballs(4 pitching in) 
would be worth it.


X $I     I  X
XE    I    EX
X   E  JJ   X exits: north/south
X           X
X  1  2 43  X treasure: 36 gonshis
X           X
X           X

  Clear paths to all spellcasters make this a breeze. Your one fighter 
should be able to take out two bad guys, but just in case, you can use a 
few spells. Also 4 and 3 can be swapped if 4 has the strength to get the 
hibliss(51) leaving 3 to get an extra swipe at the jerrah.


X $         X
X           X
X           X exits: north/south
X   !!!!!   X
X   43 21   X treasure: 36 luffins(disease)
X           X
X5         6X

  Have 5 and 6 blast whichever ogre seems week at the moment. After the 
first round your fighters' targets should be hurting. From there you may 
have to surround the center one and fireball the edges.

  Scroll with worthless info beyond.


X $ I I I   X
X N       N X exits: north/south
X           X
X 6 143 2 5 X treasure: 12 topazs
X           X
X           X

  Fry the gnolls above 1/2/3 first and you even have time to attack them 
along the flanks--saves a bit of time and spells. Mop up. Easier than 4 
to get to 2.


X +  ! !    X
X  !     !  X
X    ! !    X exits: south
X           X
X   43521   X treasure: 36 sermins
X           X
X     6     X

  If 5 has nifts he can slip north and help trap the ogres, leaving 6 to 
cast a bunch of spells. 4 and 1 can hit the near ogres from the side 
then run up to box the ogres at the back in. 2 and 3 will have a few 
tries to kill the ogres in front of them, and that's more than enough. 
The rest is a bit of hacking, but you can use mirgets/luffins or 6's 
spells to get rid of the ogres on the side.

  ** What to Do **

  I don't think any level has more rooms than shadrum level 2, but 
actually the way through is pretty straightforward--the maze of rooms 
mostly relates to finding fountains and such, but you should use 
Dermagud for those with less hassle, and you don't need more treasure. 
You probably won't guess it right off the bat, though. From the stairs, 
W-N-E-N-E and north into the room. Then E-N-E-N-W, take out the snakes, 
W-S and split your party into top/bottom. Blast the five snakes blocking 
you to find the stairs.

  ** Messages **

behind the energy fields:
--Dalameir managed to bury his treasure just before his last battle.


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

SE ambush: jerrahs, bargs

  ** Room maps **


X $    5    X
X      6    X
X 4.. 2 3 1 X exits: north
X           X
X           X treasure: 7 emeralds
X   !   !   X
X I   A   I X

  The plan here is to get the Hiblisses with 1 and 4, one azrael with 
2(use a gonshi on the second turn to be sure,) and an ogre with 3. The 
final ogre, you just drop a bunch of spells on.

  If you want to use your spellcasters as attackers you can let them 
surround the ogre that's tough to get to. Put them just right of 4. Then 
each can get a shot in at the ogre, and he will be quickly surrounded as 
well--have 4 move onto the hibliss after killing it and then use a 
gonshi the next turn to move right. Then 2 can come in and mop up. All 
this so quickly without any spells.


X $         X
X           X
X           X exits: north/south
X           X
X   !   !   X treasure: 6 diamonds
X !       ! X
X   m   m   X

  This is the sort of room you save your spells for. The gaems in the 
back will cast a while unless you hit them with spells. Do so. In fact 
you may even want 1 and 4 to contribute to the effort before they kill 
their ogres--the logic being that 2 and 3 can run over to help if it 
takes too long.

  This is a big room at the end of the Hall of No Return. Beyond lies 
the climactic fight of Shadrum.


X $  5 6    X
X           X
X   24 13   X exits: north
X           X
X ! ! ! ! ! X treasure: 5 diamonds
X           X
X     A     X

  I prefer to run at the Azrael with 4 and 1 and wait the second turn to 
hit him--his spells should only reduce shields--although you can also 
bet on 1 doing damage in the second turn and use spells for the rest. 
The reasoning here is that they will do enough damage together to take 
it out(if doing dungeons in your own order, you may need to calculate to 
make sure and flop 2/4 and 1/3) and the 200-point attacks from the 
dwarves will have a full impact on the ogres. Fireballs and nifts are 
necessities here--even in the middle of battle. 1 and 4 can probably 
pitch in with spells more than you'd think. No reason not to empty your 
spell books on this fight--the Azrael adds a definite wild card. I 
almost destroyed the central ogre this way before he got a chance to 
move. 2 and 3 can take out the ogres on the side.

3: this is the teleportal room. Shiran is a good destination from here 
and in accord with my walkthrough, and you can get the Shir-Aka Ash 
immediately this way. You may however need several teleport spells to 
get anywhere(i.e. to Thakass) from Shiran.

4: the Ogre King is here and he actually tells you good job and I bet he 
really just wants to bribe you not to attack him. The item you should 
ask for is the CIRCLET.

  Beyond is a worthless message about some treasure(a few topazs) in a 
place that's hard to get to anyway.

  ** What to Do **

  Dinera's advice to get through the Hall of No Return works well--
divide your party top/bottom and sneak by the teleport in the middle of 
the hall to the east and, near the corner, dance S-E-S, rejoining before 
the door to the south, or go north after hitting the first portal, then 
east and south.

  The door to the left and down leads through. There's another ambush to 
the right and down--splitting your party left/right gets you past but 
actually you only need one character to visit the Ogre King. He will 
applaud your bravery and give you the circlet if you ask for it.

  Once you've gotten the Circlet you can just hit the portal area to the 
west. If you feel you haven't done enough work or if you are worried 
about portal-lag or whatever, the way back is not too bad. Avoid the 
ambush with a left/right divide. Top/down divide your party after 
hitting the N/S room and then go north along the east wall. W-N-W before 
you hit the NW corner and remember there's a teleport in the hall, so 
crawl along the right wall. Now I recommend going through the force 
fields to get to the teleportal chamber in the SW. It's going to take at 
least 10 repels and I recommend 14--blast everything along the bottom, 
and at the fifth field blasted, blast two up and dig north at the dead 
end for a huge treasure. Then bring the trailing party through and re-
join. S-W-S-W-S and W.

  In the room, you'll probably want to go to Shiran(pyramid, cube, 

  Digging the & will get you some serious treasure if you take a detour.

  There's a dirty trick I used here so that I only had to use six repel 
spells. First, I took one person and made sure he had picks and the 
repel spell. Then I put him in the UL spot in the formation. I cast a 
spell on the snake D2R of him and re-formed so he was in that spot. Then 
I blasted the two squares to the right and moved in, re-formed with my 
guy in the DL, went right, and blasted the snakes two, three and four 
squares right. Next I moved my guy to the DR, hopping over the snake, 
and opened the chest.

  However, straightforward spellcasting gets you there in nine and it's 
probably less futzing overall.

  ** Messages **

3 signs near the stairs down.

left sign:
--Hall of venom

center sign:
--Hall of black ray

right sign:
--Hall of no return

Behind all those energy fields:
--6 West 3 south and dig[9 diamonds, enough to keep you afloat for a 
LONG time)

Behind all those snakes:
--Zukkamear: 'tefk', 'akamur', 'darda-iym'.

Behind the Ogre King's room:
--portal area

             * SUDOGUR *

  Sudogur gives you a choice of stairs which can be confusing at first, 
and in fact there's another choice down on level 4. In the meantime 
there's a god on the way to the vault with the Zirvanad, which contains 
the information about magical procedure in Berbezza. For all this though 
Sudogur isn't too packed with enemies; its teleportals and their setup 
take away a lot of space for actual rooms, which themselves aren't too 

  A few gonshis--the cheapest of the combat mushrooms--really help here. 
Stop at Port Avur to get them if nothing else. You'll also want at the 
very least ten walk on water spells for your mages. (1 for levels 2/3, 4 
for #4, 4 for #5.)


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **


X + U U     X
X    R R    X
X       U   X exits: south
X      W UW X
X       231 X treasure: 16 pearls
X           X
X       4 56X

  There aren't too many rooms in Sudogur so you can afford to be lavish 
with luffins/mirgets. They'll get the battle over quickly here if you 
line 1-4 from left to right below the zumagins/gragans, but a good 
bunker strategy is just to hit the gragans with spells and cluster in 
the corner. The zumagins can be blasted with spells as they drift over. 
In any case gonshis will give fighters the jump on spellcasters.

  Despite decent treasure, though, this room isn't really necessary 
unless you need a place to rest and learn spells.


X $ W       X
XU          X
X    W      X exits: east
XU          X
X   W    3  X treasure: 24 potions
XU    W  245X
X    W   1 6X

 Get used to the Zumagins--there are a lot of them. Keep the mages out 
of harm's way and you can probably cast a few spells at zumagins, center 
first, then lower(try to shoot him first,) then top. But this room isn't 
really worth it.

  ** What to Do **

  What's confusing here is how the stairs go all over the place.

--The SW stairs go to the NW area of level 2, which includes the west 
wall. This is the way to make progress. But you will want to split the 
party up to avoid an ambush just before the stairs.
--The NW stairs go to the SW area of level 2.
--The NE stairs go to the east side of level 3, which has the teleportal 

  ** Messages **

sign by stairs out:

NW sign:
--Many went down but none came up!

sign above center room:
--Go back while you can!

SW sign:
--Only water walkers will succeed!


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **


X6$4       ZX
XZ3         X
X5          X exits: east/south/west
X           X
X           X treasure: 6 pyramids(poison)
X2          X
XZ1        ZX

  A gonshi for 1 and 4 makes this work really easily. Notice how the 
zorlims on the left are trapped. You can shoot at the ones on the right 
and if things don't work 6 and 5 can cast spells--of course 6 must cast 
SE or be blocked.

  This is the only 3-way room I'm aware of. Treasure to the east, info 
south, game progress to the west.


X $   Z     X
X  M  M  M  X
X    U U    X exits: south
X           X
X    213    X treasure: 8 topaz
X     4     X
X   5   6   X

  The zorlim is the only one that can really harm you, so if you can't 
shoot him(1 can start with a bow) just use spells. Your front line 
should mop up everything else.


X $         X
X     M     X
X    U      X exits: east/west
X     M  3  X
X     MU 24 X treasure: 10 topaz
X     M  1 5X
X          6X

  With 1 and 3 running forward having used gonshis, the zumagin is in 
big trouble. 2 can chop him up, and 4 will shoot the minotaur behind him 
down. 5 and 6 can hit the zumagin above and the remaining hand to hand 
combat should be no problem.


X $ U   U   X
X  U U U U  X
X           X exit: south
X           X
X  1 2 3 4  X treasure: 10 mirgets
X     5     X
X     6     X

  Bring it here with the gonshis, mirgets and luffins. Four will fall, 
and you'll be so close to the other two you won't need spells. It'll 
make for a net gain if you ever come around this way.


X     +     X
X        M  X
X  3     M UX exit: west
X  4     M UX
X  1     M UX fountain: agility
X  2       UX
X           X

  1 and 2 can shoot the zumagins with ease once the minotaurs in front 
go down--let 1 get the kill first as 4's bow is more accurate. You want 
to fireball the minotaurs, shoot the zumagins, and fireball the other 


X5$        4X
XZ        6ZX
X1    3    2X exits: north/south
X     Z     X
X           X treasure: 6 medicins
XZ         ZX
X           X

  2 can hack one zorlim to death. Then 4 can shoot the one behind. 1 can 
shoot downwards, and 3 should take out the center. You can wait for a 
round before casting spells here; 4 can move up to hit the zorlim by 1. 
1/4 can use gonshis.

  ** What to Do **

  Not much to do in the center part except pick a fight in room 3--on 
the west side, go down and through the water to find a portal, although 
you can also search for treasure in the north.

  ** Messages **

--Cube, sphere, cube to pheron!
(center)--Dig right here!
(bottom)--Dig the opposite corner.
[9 rubies in NW]

by north stairs down:
--8 South, 9 east and dig!

[this is the teleportal sequence, in floors, to get to the Zirvanad]


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

P: kicks you to the bottom of the '2' on level 2.

  ** Room maps **


X $Z  +  Z  X
X     R     X
X  U U U U  X exits: south
X           X
X  1 253 46 X treasure: 24 nifts
X           X fountain: strength
X           X

  This room isn't necessary but if you want to bash through it then 
charge up on mushrooms, have folks rush the zumagins, and 2 and 3 can 
trap the gragan for 5 before moving on. The next move they can trap the 
zorlims with 6 coming from the other side. Knock-out.

#1: this is the teleport room.

  ** What to Do **

  The east side is from level 1, and besides some really annoying traps, 
the only thing there is the teleportal out. The hall south has a portal 
to sneak around.

  If you're arriving from level two, one walkwater spell is needed to go 
south and then east--the room in the NW isn't worth it.

  ** Messages **


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **

#0: the god room, well worth the walk on water spell you need to get in 
there. You'll want to exit the east side of the island to waste as few 
spells as possible.



X           X
X5 2      R X
X       M   X exits: west
X14       RZX
X       M   X treasure: 6 lokas
X6 3      R X
X           X

  You can use mirget/luffin/gonshi and 2/3 can use a gonshi on the 
second turn to try to conserve spells, but minotaurs may step in front 
on the second turn and try to ruin that anyway--let 1/4 try their hand 
at spells first. First turn, have 4 shoot first--1 can cast or shoot--
and let 2/3 run.


X $ R R R   X
X           X
X   WW WW   X exits: south
X           X
X   312 4   X treasure: 30 sermin(poisoned)
X           X
X    5 6    X

  Stupid wolvingas. Use gonshis here; 2, your best fighter, should have 
a straight shot at the gragan. 4 can try shooting one gragan. 1 can use 
fireballs on the other after torching the wolvingas to let and 3 run and 
4 shoot. 5 and 6 can relax.


X           X
X           X
X           X exits: north/south
X    2 3    X treasure: 36 luffins(poisoned)
X    5 6    X
X   1   4   X

  Gonshis help 1 and 4 kill the zumagins automatically. With gonshis 2 
and 3 should be able to get their zorlims, and 5 and 6 can cast a spell 
each on the middle one. Handle the other zumagins manually, switching 1 
and 4 to swords.


X     56    X
X           X
X    2143   X exits: north
X           X
X    MMMM   X treasure: 36 gonshis
X           X
X  U U  U U X

  Pull out the bows for starters here. Then you can run at the minotaurs 
and zumagins. Since the outside zumagins aren't doing anything to start, 
there's no need to use magic.

  ** What to Do **

  As you would expect the less accessible of the two stairs leads to 
where you need to go. The stairs down in the south lead to the north of 
level 5, too, so that is disorienting. But once you take the stairs up 
it's a quick jump back down.

  ** Messages **

chest in SE:
8 East, 2 north, 11 east and dig!


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **


X $ J +E    X
XO M     M RX
X    M M    X exits: south
X           X
X4  2  3   1X treasure: 6 diamonds(disease)
X           X fountain: dexterity
X           X

  This room is worth seeing before you leave, and the fight is not too 
terribly hard. One thing to note--bring all your spells, and use your 
mushrooms. Raze the minotaur by the zumagin, and have 4 shoot the zorlim 
and everyone else run at his opponent. The minotaurs as usual can be 
mopped up.


X $ J    J  X
X     UU    X
X   M    M  X exits: north/south
X    M  M   X
X  51 23 46 X treasure: 42 sermins
X           X
X           X

  This is the last fight before you reach the Zirvanad. Here with 
mushrooms 5 and 6 can stab the minotaurs, leaving everyone else to run 
at the jerrahs/zumagins. I suppose spells to take out the jerrahs is OK 
without mushrooms. Just split the party in half so the zumagins have to 
move toward you. The treasure comes in handy for the parasite moss 
stretch ahead.


X $  UEZ    X
X           X
X   MMMMM   X exits: south
X           X
X    213    X treasure: 6 emeralds
X     4     X
X         56X

  With gonshis this is a total rout--no need for any other mushrooms. 5 
and 6 can blast the minotaurs blocking 1 and 2. 4 can shoot to kill 
another, and 1 can run forward for a kill. Next move, you can then 
double team the 'back row Z's' and win easily. The treasure is worth it 


  The vault. Use the Star Key and then use the lens on the Zirvanad 
encased in the glass for the info you desire(see 6-4.)


X6$        5X
X 1 2   3 4 X
X           X exits: north/south
X           X
X    M M    X treasure: 6 picks
X R       R X
X   R   R   X

  Monsters are nastily spread out here. Mushrooms, one fighter to a 
gragan, really seem to be the only way to go. But if you're low just use 
gonshis and then a lot of spells. Fortunately this room isn't important.


X $         X
X   M       X
X J      3 5X exits: east/west
XJ RM    41 X
X J      2 6X treasure: 9 rubies
X   M       X
X           X

  This is a critical fight. Either use lots of mushrooms or spells. 4 
and 1 can do lots of damage and 2 and 3 can run at the Jerrahs. You will 
need gonshis for fighters in the second round if you've got 
luffins/mirgets, or you can just start casting spells with 1/5/6 

  ** What to Do **

  ** Messages **

--You are close!

east side:
--Portal back to level 1.

        * THAKASS *

  Thakass is by far the easier of the two towers. It may be one of the 
simplest dungeons in the game; the toughest part may be getting there, 
which requires a strong wizard or a long tedious boat ride. Its 
teleportal is very useful, but given how there aren't too many chutes 
and in fact there's one teleportal that kicks you UP two levels, the 
only danger is a gauntlet of rooms on level 3. Then you need to use 
pierce spells on level 2.

  The mad wizard at the top holds the blue ring, which is necessary, and 
the teleportal chamber becomes critical later on.


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

SW: domugs, zorlims

  ** Room maps **


X           X
X           X
X     H     X exits north/south
X  H C C H  X
X    2H3    X
X     1     X
X   5 4 6   X

  One hraffel falls to 4's bow. 2 and 3 can handle the cyclops. This 
should be short.


X           X
X     H     X
X     H 3  5X
X    H H1 4 X
X     H 2  6X
X     H     X
X           X

  Let 4 go first. Rush your fighters forward. These guys should all be 
pretty easy.


X           X
X           X
X56 3CZC    X
X   1       X
X 4 2CZC    X
X           X
X           X

  Here 3 and 1 can attack above and 4 and 2 can attack below. Zorlims 
have 15 shield so one fireball may not quite take them out, but they 
should only dent your shields a bit.

  ** What to Do **

  Walk east through the room, go north and climb up the stairs.

  ** Messages **

By stairs out:
--Thakass- The tower of wizardry

By stairs up:
--The mad wizard awaits thee!


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

Chute 0 knocks you to the NE of level 8.

Chute 1 knocks you to the area through the west door in level 8.

Chute 2 knocks you onto the water above the north door in level 8.

  ** Room maps **

  ** What to Do **

  You need to split your party up to get to the stairs. You can either 
walk over part of the chutes that will nail you if you go north after S-
W-S-W-N or you can go to the west edge and avoid the chutes entirely. 
With no rooms in the way the rest of the walk is pretty easy.

  ** Messages **

After narrow SW passage:
--Sphere, cube, sphere to Pheron.


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

Ambush: zorlims and mongors

P : goes to secluded level 4 area
Q : down to level 8

  ** Room maps **


X $ 5 4 6   X
X           X
X   3 1 2   X exits: north/south
X   W   W   X
X    W W    X treasure: 6 spheres
X     W     X
X   J R J   X

  Using mushrooms is overkill here but why not if you're getting close 
to the end--you can fireball the wolvingas to get to the jerrahs that 
way. Otherwise you can take the jerrahs out one spell at a time and send 
fighters after the gragan as you shoot at it. The wolvingas should be no 


X $  5 6    X
X     4     X
X   3 1 2   X exits: north/south
X           X
X  W W W W  X treasure: 12 pearls
X   C C C   X
X           X

  If you're using mushrooms put 1-3 in the gaps to get the cyclops and 
have 4 shoot a wolvinga, move, and get the other. The fighters can chop 
the rest up easily. Otherwise run at the cyclops don't worry about the 
wolvingas--with the right armor you're impervious.


XW$   +    WX
X  R  C  Y  X
X    C C    X exits: south
X           X
X  2 1 4 3  X treasure: 5 cubes
X           X fountain: dexterity
X   5   6   X

  You should at least eat a gonshi beforehand to wipe out the Gragan and 
the Mongor. Full mushrooms aren't necessary here although nifts may be 
handy for the bunch trying to take out the cyclops.

  ** What to Do **

  Three rooms here, and although passing through two in a row gets you 
to a portal, it's actually easier to walk around.

  W-S-E-S to the edge-E-N. No chutes to get in your way, even. You may 
wish to detour west at the bottom to get some cubes before leaving.

  ** Messages **

Northeast corner:
--Cube, pyramid, pyramid to Northern Bihun.


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

SW: Zorlims and Mongors

  ** Room maps **

#0: teleportal out of here. You'll have found up to three codes inside 
Thakass but the fourth one is in Khazan, and it sends you to Sargoz! 
Don't worry about this until you've gone all the way to the top first.


X $   5     X
X     6     X
X   2 143   X exits: north
X    W W    X
X           X treasure: 30 potions
X  Y Y Y Y  X
X     J     X

  Mushrooms are needed to avoid annoyance here. If you must proceed 
drug-freee then be sure to have shields at 99 before entering and then 
take out the Jerrah first. Otherwise fry the wolvingas with spells 
before running at the mongors and the Jerrah. Leave a mongor in the 
middle--let 2 attack to the left, 3 to the right.


X $  Y Y    X
X     R     X
X    F F    X exits: south
X  H     H  X
X    2134   X treasure = 36 sermins(diseased)
X           X
X    5 6    X

  Mushrooms aren't a bad idea for this, although if you don't use them 
you'll want to give 4 and 1 bows and start shooting. Have spellcasters 
concentrate on one Mongor at a time. With mushrooms, wipe out the left 
fermigon with a fireball and the right one with 4 if 1 can't pick them 
off after taking out the gragan.

  ** What to Do **

  ** Messages **


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **

  ** What to Do **

  Two ways through. Teleporting from level 6, W-N-N-W-N, or from the 
stairs, W-W-W-S-E-S-W-N. There are chutes in the middle, but they won't 
stop you.

  ** Messages **

chest in sealed off NW part:
--Pyramid, sphere, pyramid ports to Khiriss.

chest behind energy fields:
--Dig here!
[8 topazs]


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **


X $   +     X
X    D  1  5X
X    H C4   X exits: east/west
X     J 3  6X
X    Y  2   X treasure: 3 emeralds
X     D     X fountain: agility
X           X

  You really should use a few mushrooms here. 2 can probably pick off 
the dark knight after the mongor. Everyone else can charge left. More 
classical methods require lots of spell casting with the formation above 
as the dark knights are split, annoyingly.


X   R   R   X
X    R R    X
X     m     X exits: north/south
X H       H X
XH  12534  HX treasure: 4 pyramids
X      6    X
X           X

  The gragans are annoying and can be mowed down with spells if you 
don't want to run right at them. But the formation given should dispose 
of them handily. The key thing to note here is that you're using 
spellcasters to attack one the gaem. This works for sure if the combined 
strength is over 31; otherwise stay back and cast spells.


X $J  J  J  X
X    F F    X
X  F  F  F  X exits: north/south
X           X
X  2  14 3  X treasure: 8 rubies(poison)
X           X
X     56    X

  To get rid of the Jerrahs immediately you can hit the Fermigons with 
two fireball spells each from spellcasters. 4 can take out the fermigon 
blocking 1. The rest is hand to hand battle, and if you've got nifts, 
it's just outright unfair.


X $Y Y Y Y  X
X   D   D   X
X           X exits: north/south
X           X
X  1 2 3 4  X treasure: 6 mirgets(poisoned)
X    5 6    X
X           X

  This room is tailor-made for shrooming. Run at the mongors, kill them, 
and probably get the dark knights on the same turn.


  Time is on the enemies' side here, so gonshis are really good for 
gaining time. Maybe you should even use them two moves in a row 
especially since they're the treasure here. Spellcasters should move 
first to take out hraffels that block any fighter's way.

X $         X
X  2     H JX
X5 4      H X exits: north/south
X        H  X
X6 1      H X treasure: 30 gonshis
X  3     H JX
X           X

  ** What to Do **

  S-S-E and plow through the four rooms to get up the stairs.

  ** Messages **


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

Chute 0 : goes to right corridor on level 3

  ** Room maps **


X     +  H mX
X  2        X
X  3     H mX exits: west
X         C X
X  4     H mX fountain(strength)
X           X
X651     H mX

  You don't need to take this room on, but if you decide to, I'll assume 
it's because you have enough resources. Run everyone right(with gonshis) 
and use spells on the hraffels and cyclops. Use gonshis twice to get to 
the wall. The top gaem is the trickiest, hiding behind the fountain and 
all. I'd change 1 and 4 from bows to swords if necessary although 3 can 
come over and trap the gaem soon enough. Note the UR hraffel is 
protected from many diagonal spells by the fountain.

  ** What to Do **

  It's a bit tedious to either cast spells with a 3x2 party or sneak 
around with a 1x2 so I offer the compromise of taking a 2x2 party past 
the X and having a 1x2 follow them. The &'s are where it looks best to 
blast. You can also top/down divide for the final part to save a few 
pierces. But the main challenge is to have enough in reserve--no 
monsters are eager to ambush you here.

  ** Messages **

DR chest:
--7 West, 11 north, and dig.
[this is in the middle of the X--actually the bottom square of the two. 
Makes a difference from the usual 'Dig on the X.' Oh, you get 3 diamonds 
for this.]


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **

#0: the mad wizard's room


X $J Z R m  X
X           X exits: south
X           X
X           X treasure: 4 diamonds(poison)
X  3 1 4 2  X
X    5 6    X

  Oh look, one of each, sort of. Just use mushrooms and nail the 
spellcasters in back. Your fighter should try to hit up the dark knight 
just after.


X $  5 6    X
X           X
X  3 1 4 2  X exits: north
X           X
X           X treasure: 7 emeralds
X  J Z R m  X

  See above, which is a mirror image except for the treasure chest.

  ** What to Do **

  East to the wall, north to the wall, east til you see the wall, north 
to visit the wizard--along the way you can stop in the rooms for good 
treasure. Ask him about the blue ring until he makes sense. Then go west 
into the portal. It sends you to level 5--W, S, W, N leads you to the 
portal after a pierce spell.

  ** Messages **

Northwest sign:
--Portal to fifth.

         * VOCHA *

  Given that Vocha is the home of the orcs, you'd expect a lot of orcs--
and easy fights--from this one. If you have methreal armor it becomes 
even more of a joke to plow through until the final bit. If you 
teleported in, you may want to make sure you have enough spells for the 
occasional magic user.

  Vocha features a god and an item that eventually allows you to see the 
Zirvanad--but you'll need a lot of pierce spells to get there. So you 
could say it's not strictly necessary, but finding the god is easier 
than in other dungeons.


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  ** Ambush Monsters **

  ** What to Do **

  You might want to beat up the monsters in the room to the south(first 
turn off) to build confidence. It's not too hard to get to the stairs--
go left, take the second passage down, and hug the right wall as you go 
all the way down. The large space up, once you reach a barrier at the 
bottom and turn left, leads to level two--although you can look at the 
room on the south wall first.

  ** Room Maps **


X $ 5 4 6   X
X           X (exit north)
X    321    X
X   O O O   X
X     M     X Treasure = 12 gonshis
X           X
X     Z     X

  Have 3 and 1 move down a square, then have 2(your strongest) gore the 
orc. Then you can try to move 3 and 1 down further, and 4's arrow shots 
may even hurt the zorlim. Use magic on the zorlim if you want, but this 
should be pretty easy.


X $ 5 4 6   X
X           X
X    321    X (exit north)
X     M     X
X NO     ON X Treasure = 12 mirgets
X    N O    X
X           X

  Here the chest made Kruga ill when I tried to get him to open it, and 
it broke a pick too. Don't know if the treasure's worth it. The minotaur 
is the strongest so get your bow and strongest person behind him. Again 
when the bad guys come in you should win a hand-to-hand fight, so just 
let the monsters from the flanks come in and concentrate on the 
minotaur, moving 1 and 3 down first.

  ** Messages **

--by stairs out:

[island in southwest, walls on north and east, parchment in chest:]
3 West 2 south and dig

[4th floor, island north of stairs up, parchment in chest:]
Dig below the 'x'

[4th floor, sign on south island]

[5th floor, sign:]
The other side!

[5th floor, parchment in south:]
'Dig' the tomb of Chambur.

[5th floor, parchment in energy field behind room:]
Treasure of Chambur is buried here!


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **

Room #0:

X $Z     Z  X
X           X
X    OOO    X (exit east)
X B         X
X 1   23    X Treasure = 20 luffins
X           X
X  4 5 6    X

  This room isn't hurting anybody, but you might as well hurt its 
occupants. Your spellcasters should take out the UR zorlim, and your 
archer and leader can deal with the barg. That leaves the three orcs for 
your fighters to devastate.

Room #1:

X $       65X
XE          X
X  B     1  X (exit south)
XE       2  X
X E      3  X Treasure = 6 pearls
X  B        X
XZ         4X

  This room is behind a force field and not really necessary. But it's a 
neat one to take out because here a little strategizing is useful. Try 
to pick off the zorlim with your archer, and place each spellcaster in 
the top right so he can successfully dodge the Zebani. The chest blocks 
missiles and would even block a spell AT the casters(they're much less 
hardy and easier to hit than fighters) from where the Zebani is; 
however, they can cast a spell at him. This could speed things up. The 
other people can march forward and win prosaically.

  ** What to Do **

  You can just tend right until you hit a wall and then go down and 
left, break through the field, and down the stairs. Or you can detour 
left/down/up/right for treasure in a room.

  On the right side, go north to wake the god, and the teleporter kicks 
you a few squares left. If you were on your way back up, just go down 
and enter the teleportal even if you called for a ride. There are clues 
in the dungeon about how to use the teleporter.

  ** Messages **

--by stairs down in northwest:
Descend to your death!

--on 2-square island: 
Seek the portal at level 4 to get divine help!


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **

Room #0:

X $4  Z     X
X           X
X   1O O    X (exits east, west)
X    2E     X
X   3O O    X Treasure = 24 potions
X           X
X  56 Z     X

  Archer hits one zorlim, magicians hit the other. Fighters take out the 
orcs with the strongest one trying for the Zebani. You'll enter from the 
west, and there's a chest with information to the east.

Room #1:

X $   4     X
X    5 6    X
X   1 2 3   X (exit north)
X           X
X     D     X Treasure = 36 sermins
X Z       Z X
X   E E E   X

  Remember to space out your back row here. Your three fighters can 
charge down the center as each mage picks off the zorlim on his side. 
You'll probably take some damage even if you use a gonshi--this is the 
first room where you'll really need to.

  ** What to Do **

  This level has two components. The top part doesn't actually further 
your game, but it does allow some useful experience and even a 
relatively easy ambush. From the top you can go right to find a new 
combination for the teleportal. At the bottom you can either go down the 
stairs right away(left, up) or just divide your party and take the east 
wall to circle around the ambush, then the north, then down once a wall 
comes into view in the left, as there's an ambush in the wide open area-
-there's an ambush in the far corridor, too.

  So the first time through the bottom, just go down, but the second 
time you'll need to circle around.

  There are 24 nifts in the southeast corner.

  The top part is potentially annoying, because if you enter the room to 
the south and exit, you'll be hit with an ambush. The key in this ambush 
is to move everyone so he has spacing(doesn't hurt before the ambush to 
arrange your party so the magic users are in back and also have everyone 
eat a nift) and only then start hacking away. Often the bargs will get 
trapped against the wall, and the zorlims aren't up to much--they may 
even flee when approached, which works in a speedy party's favor even if 
they aren't cornered.

  ** Messages **

--top area, parchment in chest:
Three spheres will get you from Vocha to Shendy.

--bottom area, parchment in chest:
Dig the south east corner of this level, by the stairs.


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **


XD    +    DX
X   D   D   X
X           X (exit south)
X           X
X   3 1 2   X Fountain: agility
X           X Treasure: 36 gonshis
X4    5 6   X

  The dark knights are annoying, and gonshis are a good way to avoid 
damage. Hope for the best with your archer, but use spells to get rid of 
the dark knights quickly. Fireball should do it.


X $         X
X           X
X     O     X (exits north, south)
X    2O1    X Treasure: 12 lokas
X     3     X
X 4 5 6     X

 Being in close quarters makes this an easy fight to start for you--one 
of the orcs is totally trapped!

  Exit to the south or be prepared to fiddle around a good deal just to 
avoid ambushes:


X $        DX
X 5     O   X
X  1    B   X (exit west)
X  2     O  X
X  3   B    X Treasure: 8 pyramids
X6 4     O DX
X           X

  Not a necessary room but not tough either and a nice way to get shapes 
without messing around on the roads. The dark knights in the corner are 
annoying, but long range(archery and magic) works well.

  The rest is just an annoying matter of time--


XZ$         X
X           X
X          ZX (exits north/south)
X    OFO Z  X
X     2  3 1X Treasure: 10 spheres
X           X
X4       5 6X

  Not a hard room. If your #1 character has a bow, then you might even 
consider having him go to the bottom and just shoot at the zorlim with 
#4 taking the fermigon. As things are, 4 will take out the zorlim on the 
left, 5 and 6 can mop up if 1 and 3 miss the zorlims on the right, and 1 
and 3 can reinforce 2 to clean up the mess with the orcs.


XZ$      5  X
X           X
XE O     2  X (exit east)
X  O     1  X
XE O     3  X Treasure: 48 drelins
X           X
XD       6 4X

  Give your fighters gonshis here. If the zorlim doesn't move out of his 
shell, move #6 forward and have him use a fireball/shatter. #5 can zap 
the dark knight if your archer doesn't do the job. Everyone else wants 
to get to the Zebanis ASAP.

  ** What to Do **

  There are a few stairs here, and the one you want is in the upper 
right; the DL leads to one room in the DL of level 5 and the DR leads to 
a portal you don't want to take yet. However, I described a treasure 
grab detour below. No matter which way you get to the NE corner you'll 
have to avoid ambushes but the way through the right of the two doors 
blocking progress is easier.

  Go through the right door, win the fight, and then E-(room east isn't 
too bad)-N-W-(detour W-W-N for a room if you like)-N-W-W-N-E-N-E into a 
big room. Now your party will have to break up and hug the wall(well, 
they need something to hug after a breakup) to avoid the ambush waiting 
for the full party going north. Join up at the other side.

  On the way back up, you'll probably want to go left from the stairs 
from level 5. Break down the force fields and head south at the second 
turn. W/N into the room and at the very center there's a teleport to an 
area of level 2 you couldn't access before.

  On the island with the parchment, you will find 8 rubies. There are 10 
topazzes underneath the X.

  To waste as few walk on water spells with treasure gathering, have a 
mage cast it and then head to the left. Cast another spell to go south 
across the water and be right of the sign. Enter the dungeon room if you 
wish and cast a third spell when one south of the top part you can walk 
to and at the east edge. You should make it across if you go east, east, 
dig, west, west, and then floor it north--8 moves, which Tamas should 
have. Stop by the room above to grab some lokas, and then tend back 

  ** Messages **

--island in southwest, walls on north and east, parchment in chest:]
3 West 2 south and dig

--island north of stairs up, parchment in chest:
Dig below the 'x'

--sign on south island]


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  ** Ambushes and Portals **

  ** Room maps **


X $  5 6    X
X     4     X
X  2 1 3    X (exits south/north)
X     F     X
X   O   O   X Treasure: 6 diamonds
X  E  O  E  X
X R       J X

  The only place here you'll see a gragan or a jerrah--yeah, they're 
guarding something. Great time here to use gonshis all around and even 
luffins/mirgets for your fighters--spellcasters can take out enemies. 
Surround the fermigon from left and right before moving on to the orcs. 
Have the third fighter tear down to nail a zebani. The spellcasters can 
work on the jerrah first and gragan later--two fireballs for each.


X $        ZX
X         D X
X  1  O     X (exit west)
X  2  O B   X
X  3  O     X Treasure: 12 cubes
X         D X
X  564     ZX

  If your main character has offensive spells he could do worse than 
cast a few at the UR monsters right now. They're just so hard to get to.

  ** What to Do **

  In the southwest section, stay by the south and then the east walls to 
get into the room. It's not a big one but the treasure's nice.

  In the southeast section, there's a teleportal up to level 3. There's 
a better teleportal somewhere else but if you've already taken it, this 
is a good one to leave by.

  In the main section, you will need to cast pierce a couple of times to 
get through each barrier. But first you will probably want to enter the 
room near the top. Behind it there's another barrier; pierce it twice 
and have the person with the shovel go down and dig the chest. The chest 
behind the energy field to the left has a parchment telling you you'll 
find treasure here. Indeed you do: 6 emeralds.

  After piercing the fields just west, S-E-S for the stairs to level 6.

  ** Messages **

The other side!

--parchment in south:
'Dig' the tomb of Chambur.

--parchment in energy field behind room:
Treasure of Chambur is buried here!


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  Very little to do here besides casting pierce twice on the 
field(approach it from the north) and then having one guy with a shovel 
break from the party and enter the room inside. Don't worry--no 
monsters, just a grave. Dig on the RIGHT side of the grave to get the 
hammer. There aren't any ambushes you need to pass.

  On the way back up you may wish to take the portal to see the god if 
you haven't already.


  Towers are found in Meram, Knessos, Delkona, and Sumruna. Winning all 
seven levels of a tower gains you +15 charisma among people in the town, 
unless you take out the Meram one. This all feels good but is only 
marginally useful as there will be other towns unaffected--and getting 
maximum charisma at Bondell is not bad once you've started rolling.

  But as for what to do, you basically get attacked by bad guys who 
strike the first blows. It's like an ambush in a dungeon with a 6x11 
room. You're also stuck in the center, so you can get trapped for a 
forced hit. Fortunately you can recuperate(but not rest and learn 
spells) after each combat in the cleared room and even leave the place 
to come back much later(you'll always go to the lowest uncleared level) 
if you MUST rest--which may cost time for your quest. They're grueling 
death matches and quite different challenges from the sneaking around in 
the dungeons. You'll really want nifts for the later levels(in 1-3 the 
monsters frequently can't harm you, so it's a waste)--in fact after your 
first fight in a town you might want to stop off at the supply store for 
some. Also you should have built up shield spells before considering 
going in here, and you'll want to keep the shields high. For the very 
top levels(6 and 7) you may want to use mirget/luffin combinations. 
Necromancers(aka Necroman which does have a ring to it) are rather 
nasty. Also gonshis do not work here, slowing your progress a bit 
further. Yet while the top levels are the hardest, the first five only 
generally tend to improvement--there are some easy dips in the road 
along the way.

  The computer randomly dumps the monsters on each level, but there's 
always the same quantity. Although it's not nice, you can save the game 
outside the tower(or the game state inside it) and keep entering until 
you get a necroman right next to your fighter. If you have to use this 
trick before the necromans, you probably still need to improve.

  Oh yes--spellcasters' shield totals rise as you go up a level, as does 
armor class. I tried to write in what details I could. As for difficulty 
it seems

Meram < Sumruna < Knessos < Delkona

  At the top of each tower(up from 7) you will see a white chest, which 
you can inspect for 10+ rubies, and a green table you can inspect to see 
which patrols are where and how strong they are.

  Before entering a tower, remember to have formations as follows:

1 5 2
3 6 4

  Strongest fighter and bowman on one side, others on the opposite. 
Although your spellcasters seem to be at risk of getting trapped, that 
is for the first move, and anyway most monsters will have to be in the 
dead center column to chase after--4 spots of 88 for 8 bad guys. And 
that doesn't account for moving and nifts. Still, in case of entrapment 
move your fighter BEFORE he even draws his weapon. It's also useful for 
your archer to have a hand-to-hand weapon for all this. Also on the 
later levels, with luffins and mirgets, you can run at the most vital 
monster more quickly to wipe him out.

  There may be a lot of letting someone else move first--for instance, 
try to let magic users kill someone useless in front of that necroman 
while your fighter is sitting on a luffin/mirget combo.


1. 1 domug, 4 orcs, 1 zorlim
2. 2 trolls, 4 goblins, 1 zorlim
3. 1 dark knight(15 shield,) 5 wolvingas, 3 slime(29 hp, 16 damage)
4. 1 Zebani, 5 slime, 1 dark knight
5: 4 hraffel, 1 minotaur(ac=6,) 2 jerrah(65 hp, 30 shield, 27 magic)
6: 3 barg, 5 goblin, 1 necroman(75 hp, 40 shield, 36 magic)
7: 3 necromans

12 rubies in the chest on top. The table shows the following stats(this 
is on easy level. If I didn't write notes, I did not attack any patrols 
along the way:)
Pheron, 4 with difficulty 0(killed 1, bridge to Lymeric)
Phaleng, 4 diff=1
Shertuz, 4 diff=2
Meram, 6 diff=3
Kendar, 4 diff=1
Marmaris, 5 diff=3


1. 4 slime, 3 wolvingas, 1 zorlim
2. 2 zorlims, 2 minotaurs, 4 bargs
3. 2 zebani, 2 jerrahs(15 shield,) 3 hraffels
4. 2 domugs, 4 minotaurs, 2 dark knights(20? shield)
5. 1 necroman, 2 jerrahs, 3 bargs
6. 3 trolls, 2 necromans, 1 cyclops
7. 4 necromans, 3 bargs

Shendy, 6 diff=7
Kuskunn, 3 diff=5
Heavenly, 4 diff=4
Fubernel, 8 diff=7
Giants, 9 diff=7
Isle of Ice, 4 diff=0


1. 6 wolvingas, 1 domug, 1 zorlim
2. 4 goblins, 2 zebanis, 1 zorlim
3. 4 sandgus, 2 cyclops, 1 dark knight
4. 3 trolls, 3 sandgus, 2 dark knights
5. 5 orcs, 2 hraffels, 1 jerrah(30 shield)
6. 2 jerrrahs(ac=8,) 2 bargs, 3 minotaurs
7. 3 necromans, 4 bargs

14 rubies in the chest on top. Inspecting the table gives:
Dakland, 5 diff=4(I killed 4 on the way to Kalb)
Fiztraz, 7 diff=4
Darvale, 6 diff=6
Rosus, 8 diff=3
Selderad, 5 diff=5
Khiriss, 8 diff=4
N Trilliad, 4 diff=4
N Bihun, 2 diff=4

Note that Bihun and Trilliad are divided--this is probably due to how 
they span different parts of the disk, for instance, when you move south 
to Theldair, there is a long load. So Knessos in the NE only 'sees' the 
northeast, and Sumruna 'sees' the southeast sectors. But it does feel a 
bit more technical that way.


1. 2 slime, 3 goblin, 2 cyclops(61, ac=2)
2. 3 zorlims, 4 slime, 1 minotaur
3. 5 orcs, 3 hraffel(s?), 1 jerrah
4. 4 trolls, 2 zebani, 1 dark knight(44 hp, 20 shield)
5. 2 dark knights, 3 wolvingas, 2 cyclops
6. 1 necroman(40 shield, 33 magic,) 2 zebani, 4 bargs
7. 3 necromans(85/50 shield,) 2 domugs(ac=10)

11 rubies in the chest on top. Inspecting the table gives:
Trilliad, 9 diff=4
S Bihun, 5 diff=5
Fisestar, 5 diff=6
Kherbel, 12 diff=5
Yberton, 3 diff=7
Udar, 7 diff=6
Piyan, 7 diff=7
Vo, 4 diff=3


  ** Ambushes and Portals **


  ** Room maps **

  You will want to search for Thorin's Hammer on the RIGHT side of 
Chambur's tomb.

  ** What to Do **

  There are a few force fields here, but fortunately you'll only need to 
bring one person into the central room. That means you only need to cast 
two repel spells if you go left from the stairs and note the energy 
field blocking the path to the south.

  ** Messages **



  These are arranged alphabetically.


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teleporting anywhere much. Kalb is hidden away in one of the dead ends, 
and in fact his temple is close by. I wouldn't blame you for saving and 
mapping and THEN searching for Kalb. Lots of nasty monsters guard the 
passes too--Kalb's heavily guarded, but heavily guarded areas may lead 
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  Since it's so tough to get to Bihun, I've found Fisestar is a 
convenient drop off between Yberton(Crystal Castle) and Bihun. Plus 
there are a couple of mushroom fields here, not to be missed. In fact 
after completing Bedangidar you may be short of supplies, and if you 
have a couple of teleport spells left, you can go south to Fisestar and 
stock up again. No game critical locations though.


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are totally separate. Knessos and Thakass are here along with a stark 
outpost in the northeast of this continent. In fact the Obelisk is 
there. If you have a superb magic user(80+,) then you can see what the 
obelisk says after a few teleport spells. You have to teleport from 
south of Knessos and to the east to the top of the screen, just above 
the monsters. Go around the tower and north. Then it isn't such an 
exhausting teleport onto the de facto isle. Nifts are in the brief 
passage north of Knessos, but there's no easy teleport to them.


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  Oh my. East Fubernel is not very friendly, is it? The whole island is 
a bit guarded. In fact there's an amusing example of having to bribe the 
people you eventually want to save.

  From the very east tip of Fubernel, you can teleport onto Kuskunn and 
see a temple. There are also luffins that will come in very handy for 
tougher fights.

  When going into Khazan, teleport into the L-shaped island. It has 
sermins. The quickest way off Fubernel is through Khazan, where you can 
kick yourself back to Port Avur or Yberton. However, players just 
starting off who may have teleported into Fubernel may find that they 
just have to take a boat to Shendy and then use the teleportal house 
back to Port Avur.

  There's also a luffin patch in the small west desert part of the 
island. If it's your first trip and you are exploring Bondell, you may 
want to stop off there. Neat trick here: you can enter from the north 
even if it doesn't look it. The guards to the east won't even notice you 

  The dialogues on the Bondell <-> Delkona roads reveal what's happening 
with Shadrum. Strong players will want to be able to run through this.

  You can sail here via Shendy, but a teleport from Crezimas really cuts 
down the time. There's no direct boat ride in, it seems.


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than you'd guess. You don't see a lot of random combats, and in fact 
from where you're dropped off it's a few steps and one teleport spell to 
the island in the inner lake, where you must enter Shadrum. You'll 
probably want to teleport here and teleport from Shadrum to the 

  Some mirgets are in the southwest, but the time wasted to get them 
probably doesn't justify the detour.



  On the other side of Khazan, the only thing to do here is find the 
Unicorn. You need Sherro's High Call to do so. You'll need to visit here 



  While traveling on this area is not strictly necessary to walk over 
all of it, although some places are opaque to teleports. Bouncing into 
the dungeon via the island is relatively quick, and the best part is 
that you get some free Lokas on the way if you simply teleport east 
until you get to the island and then south from there.


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island, but it doesn't take too long to traverse. You can even teleport 
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also a mirget patch to its left that you may want to raid before 
entering. Combined with coming down through Shertuz to get luffins if 
you didn't buy any, this should get you off to a flyer in the tougher 
fights. Remember that you can use items at the end of a victorious 
fight, and you should be able to get through the tower OK. It's not 
really useful as most of the places that benefit from your defeating the 
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Teleporting out of this jam saves no end of frustration.

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  This is the place where you start, and you should have unimpeded 
access from the castle to Port Avur, where you'll be stocking up. The 
teleportal in the upper left may be more useful than you'd think, and 
Lufer's advice to get the gonshis by the river bank is sound. You may 
want to go back to it every month or so to see if a new batch has grown 
back. There are also plenty of people giving basic advice on the roads 
and although you're initially barred passage by some monsters, you can 
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  Treacherous terrain and guarded passes keep you from the temple in the 
west. And there's no easy way to teleport back once you get there. 
Fortunataely you can flee into a lot of barriers to cut down the time 
you spend if you want to visit the temple in the process of a saved 
game, but this place has little to offer other than as a one-time 
teleport destination.


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it and an elf maiden by the east lake to help you get there quicker. 
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the desert, but it's too slow going unless you want to try to walk 
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that can bog you down--nevertheless there's not much to do in either 
town, and there's no easy way out even though there is an elf maiden. A 
road winds all over itself and almost in a circle. Trilliad and Bihun go 
together as places to visit. For being in the center of the game, 
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dungeon in the north and fortunately a pit stop for those who must walk, 
but frankly it's easier just to teleport from PHeron, if you have the 
know-how. There are a few obscure mushroom patches, and there's a temple 
in the guarded lake area. But Uberion is an awkward if not particularly 
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Kharin you will find good armor to defend against them. Loka are in the 
extreme south but awkward to get to. You'll probably want to teleport on 
your first trip to Kharin. Once you've got the armor(and nine days' 
profitable adventuring) the patrols should be easier to knock out.

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shows up on Piyan. Still purists will want to see the obelisk. I don't 
believe you can teleport onto or from it as monsters are in the niche to 
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  Yberton's a tough place to hang--and that's just talking about the 50+ 
charisma courtiers in the castle! But seriously, there's a mushroom 
patch in the very south although you need to go into Udar to get it. You 
could do worse than teleport there and back--or at least teleport back 
to save time. Staying on the short road provides a surprising boost as 
dwarves will be too glad to sell you something.


* Rimfitzrik->Keof Library

* Bhardagast(King's Court)->Bordal(Port Avur Inn) for chant
* Father Bonno(Port Avur Inn)->Hokando(Soldain) (temple info too)

* Dunar(Soldain)->Buzbazgut(Port Avur jail)->Numbar(Keof)
   +--->Hubantatur, Dagbunbagtur know about Hammer
* Dwarf clan trades hoyam for hammer
* Hodim(Soldain)->Temple of Sun(god in Vocha)

* Hosan(Keof)--\
                >==>Gate Keeper(Lymeric)
* Ruknet(Merg)-/
* Sol(Castle L1 servant quarters) -> Port Avur Library for Hoyam use
* Father Orbonn(Port Avur library) -> Hosan(Keof) about Star Key's use
* Bosekan(Castle L1 guard quarters) -> Yodan(Soldain about wolf rock's 
* Lunikor(Merg)->Temple of Bird(god in Sudogur)

* Nuronn(SW sector)-------\
                           >=> Kurek(Kharin) for words

* Gnetra(Shiran)-\
                  >=> Brennix info
* Korhan(Merg)---/
* Galhail -> info on prison there
* no info on Somona being here although Azraels in the top level should 
be a clue.
* Nehemas(Theldair) tells you Paladin is in here
* Basko(Sumruna)->Temple of Moon

* Jem(Fubernel road)->Tuten(Bondell) gives chant.
* Tuten tells of Shiran, Shir-Aka ash and the circlet
* Tuten->Dinera(on road) gives advice.
* Shumme(Bondell)->circlet in Shadrum
* Conclave(Shiran) asks for it back

* Queen tells you to clear it out
* Gourney(Sumruna), Moria(Crystal Castle)->Queen
* Marumas(Crystal Castle) says you need boots for it
* Ovar(SE sector,) Demren(Sumruna inn->Temple of Snake(god in Crezimas)

[ Banas(King's Court)->Banas(private room)->Bestul(Keof)->
[ Carvis(Shiran)->
  * Ruhbear(Merg)->Rufus(hermit on road)->Beratt to open Meardom

* Shagar(Kharin) -\
                   >=> Kulak(Kharin) gives chant.
* Kurek(Kharin) --/
* Hodim(Soldain)->Temple of Sun(god in Khazan)

* Gherig(Knessos)->Yetmishi(Shiran) for chant
* Dolomar(Keof)->wizard in here
* Zekros(Knessos)->portal here
* Gurgay(Knessos)->treasure here
* Jemosh(Knessos)->pierce here

* Veren(Crystal Castle)->Shagar(Kharin)->Pugar(Kharin) to find out about 
the cloak
* Llockhea(Delkona)->Argelb(Crystal Castle)->Shagar(Kharin)-
>Truk(Crystal Castle) to find out how to get in
* Galhail(Theldair)->Merg Museum to learn about the Furnace of Hades
* Ugdobar(Knessos)->Petkenpif(Shiran)->
  * Tombul(Fubernel)->Faruk(Fubernel)->Farhad(Sumruna) to learn what's 

Elf Maidens:
* Salimi(SE sector)->Glenli(Crystal Castle)->Aellin
* Haendel(Merg bar), Leminor(Merg), Simmen(SE sector)->Baelin(Theldair)
* Lokhar(Merg bar)->Ellidrin

Gods above ground:

* Kalb:
  * Fendick(Knessos)->temple, location
  * Kemosh(Knessos Inn)->Kemkezar(Shiran)->temple
* Pax:
  * Serem(Sumruna inn)->temple, location
  * Turben(Kharin)->temple, location
  * Gaylon(NE)->temple, location

* Emin(Fubernel)+Zirvanad knowledge->Pindalf(Crystal Castle)
* Emmo(Delkona), Obuan(Sumruna)->Piyan brick house
* Stavko(Delkona), Obuan(Sumruna)->Darvale house
* Stavko: info on pulling all 3
* no info on Phaleng brick house

* Pavik(Delkona)->one on Vo
  > Mahor(Crystal Castle)->Captain Patras(Sumruna)->Vo
* Lippa(Delkona)->Genevar(Delkona)->Delkona library+other stuff

* Kemosh(Knessos Inn)->Kemkezar(Shiran) tells it's got words to Bubble 
of Captivity
* Zirvanad tells when to use it



  See section 7 for how to get started. This walkthrough assumes 
everyone has Methreal Armor and has gotten through Dermagud and to the 
Crystal Castle to get the better party members. It also gives no dungeon 
crawling information, and it pretends as if you already know all the 
information you're supposed to root out from townspeople to find.

--Find the unicorn's hiding place by taking Khazan's "stairway to 
Heaven." Use Sherro's High Call to summon it and get the Green Ring.
--Clear out Crezimas to get Crystal Dust
--While down there, get the Elven Cloak.
--Go to Bedangidar. Release Somona.
--Go to Trilliad and pick up dream dust from there.
--Clear Shadrum on the Isle of Giants. Get the circlet.
--Return it to Shiran. Exchange it for the right to get Shir-Aka Ash by 
the tree.
--Clear Thakass. At the top you'll get a blue ring.
--Teleport from Thakass to Sargoz. That's where you'll find the White 
--Teleport from Sargoz to the Hidden Vale in Berbezza. Perform the 

  Note this walkthrough leaves huge main parts of the story out--
including searching for the temples. The whole Zirvanad quest is 
eliminated, as is Ruhan on Sunken Isle, which frankly takes a lot of fun 
out of the game. In fact if you just hit these dungeons, it may take a 
while to rest up for that next fight. You may want to visit gods to 
improve. There's a lot left, but still, if you want to get a minimal 
complete-story walkthrough, here's what to do, in approximate order to 
do everything. I'm assuming you are following the "know it all" path, 
i.e. that you pretend you have already seen the temples.

--Improve as in the beginning. Be sure to have some drelins for this 
first bit to optimize your time. It involves running around.

--Crezimas to Selderad (Sphere Pyramid Pyramid)
--First a detour to make this and future treks quicker. Go south three 
and east to find the first elven maid. She is Ellidrin, and you can 
probably figure her song with those things in the water. Ask her about 
the SWAN SONG to get +1 speed for everyone.
--Go west to Darvale. You can teleport into a sermin patch. Across a 
river the land is forked by a mountain--in the bottom there's a sermin 
patch. You can never have too many sermins, even if you aren't going to 
meet up with two gods in short order!
--Another teleport puts you into Shiran. Why not drop by Fizkreto and 
pick up a Zoxinn in the meantime?
--Be sure you've learned more teleport spells. Then blink SW of Shiran 
onto one island and northwest onto and off(or just straight over, if 
Tamas is casting and has gained 40 magic by learning) the second. Now 
there's a mountain pass to the north. You'll have to beat the monsters. 
Head northwest for three more points--do whatever it takes--and you'll 
find Kalb in the northwest corner.
--Back to the island you may have skipped over. Teleport onto it and go 
to the southwest where there's a brick house with a lever. Leave Lupi to 
pull it down. Split up the party and the next goal for the remaining 
five is the house in Piyan.
--The teleportal at Khiriss is handy. You can zap to Shendy(sphere 
sphere sphere) and then from the teleportal on that island to Piyan. BUT 
WAIT! First, in the southeast, you'll find an elf maiden. She will help 
everyone get +1 speed--her name is Aellin and she sings the river song. 
Monsters guard her to the west and south. Now it may seem poor Lupi is 
left out from this bonanza, in the cold(well, he's inside in the cold of 
Darvale but...oh, you know what I mean,) However, he doesn't need the 
extra speed. Tamas and Dokar and even you, fearless leader, do. Oh, by 
the way, he might starve while holding that lever down. No big deal. 
He'll still find the energy in himself somehow to push it down for days 
on end.
--Cube Sphere Cube from Khiriss to Piyan. Pax is on the north part of a 
cross-shaped island in the south. You'll need to teleport SE to get 
there but first get the nifts in the area and then watch out for the 
monster on the east edge. Chant to awaken him.
--Leave Kruga, your second fastest, to keep a lever down and after 
teleporting out of the swamp to the north, push east until you hit the 
mountain. Yberton and Crystal Castle are beyond the grass on the other 
--Go back in to Crezimas and teleport to Pheron. Follow the road east 
and when it bends south go NE. Wipe out the monsters on the bridge, and 
in the NE nook you'll find the final house. Pull down the lever. Yay, 
--Back to the Pheron teleportal and to Rosus and then Darvale(a diagonal 
NE teleport here before going back east) to pick up Lupi. Through 
Selderad to Khiriss, then back to Shendy and Piyan. Get Kruga.
--Now you can see the third of the Elven Maidens if you want, or you can 
just teleport right to Trilliad from Crezimas. Each takes about the same 
time, and you'll be able to run into the third elf maiden(Suerfin, with 
her Sparrow Song.) But I would say that your next stop is Bedangidar. 
You can get Brennix there(go down,) find a god(up) or rescue Somona. 
From Bedangidar, I actually recommend you go back to Trilliad to get 
your reward(dream dust) before returning. With drelins, it's not a bad 
trek at all. Sphere Sphere Pyramid to Pheron. Make a pit stop at Port 
Avur to build supplies back up again.
--Be sure to have bought a lens...and a shovel if you want to get mucho 
treasure. (Re the lens: you don't have to visit the temples to use it, 
but if you want to see the ZIRVANAD...well...)
--Get Thorin's Hammer from Vocha. There's a god there, too. The hammer 
is in a small room on level 6.
--Cube Cube Cube to Meram. If you want brownie points for actually 
finding some of the chants you need for yourself, go to the east, you 
can teleport to the Sunken Isle which has appeared--read the Ritual of 
Awareness. It'll be at the very bottom of your screen, but by now Tamas 
and Dokar both should have 80 magic skill. Go back west and swap the 
hammer for Hoyam Essence in Soldain, at the Council Hall. This may cost 
a half-day if you get there at the wrong time. But whatever happens, 
take the road north to Pheron and east to Shertuz, the one you took to 
start the quest It will curve into Phaleng.
--Lure the White Wolf with the Hoyam Essence at Wolf Rock(use) to get 
the Star Key. Wolf Rock is north of the road (59, 10.) Use a teleport 
spell both in and out to save time. Heck, use one to cut down the time 
to Lymeric hopping over the river.
--You can probably pick up another Ishban or two as 1) fireball for 
multiple casters comes in really handy when you don't want to risk a 1-
point shatter spell and 2) someone needs to be learning teleports for 
the last part of the game to go smoothly. If you really want to become 
powerful, get everyone's learning skill up and train fighters in various 
disciplines at Port Avur while magicians learn spells. You should easily 
have the money from the loot in Vocha.
--Use the star key to enter the vault with the Zirvanad at Sudogur. A 
nice side bonus is that there's a god sleeping close by, Sur. Useless 
metaphysical question: Is Sudogur Sur with "dogu" inserted or with 

  **big choice here**
--Three pyramids to Sumruna if you wish to break my cardinal rule of not 
taking a boat until necessary: here you can see what's on Vo if you 
want, or you can just go right to Fubernel. (Note--you can also go to 
Pheron, smash around Meardom in the King's Castle and maybe even verify 
an obelisk for yourself before you teleport to Fubernel from there. In 
any case, go to one of these towns and shoot all your money but $300(for 
passage) on supplies. You won't ever have to come back again.)
--Teleport to the southwest corner and Khazan's entrance. Take the 
stairs to heaven up and wake God # 7 while you're at it. Use Sherro's 
High Call on the unicorn(SHERRO/HOY/DUMANFIR) when on Heavenly to get 
the green ring.
--If you haven't got the dream dust: Back into Khazan and onto Fubernel, 
teleport back to Delkona through a Sermin patch to the east. Now you can 
take a ship to the Isle of Giants. It's the only time you have to. Climb 
up Shadrum and get the Ogre Circlet(first stop in the hall of snakes to 
read Zukkamear in the chest,) following Dinera's advice for the final 
level. Pyramid Cube Pyramid through the teleportal back to Fisestar--
here's a good chance to go west to Trilliad and get the Dream Dust if 
you haven't. Crezimas to Selderad and then a few teleports to Shiran--
you should have them. This part also allows you to practice ambushed-
style fighting against the tower in Delkona.
--If you have got the dream dust: teleport from Khazan to Yberton, right 
near Crezimas. Then clear Crezimas and take the teleporter to Fubernel. 
Go to Delkona and Shadrum. Once you've cleared Shadrum, take the 
teleportal there to Shiran.
--In Shiran, exchange the circlet for the ash.
--You now have ash, the crystal dust and the dream dust. Stop off at 
Knessos for a final batch of supplies. To the east you can teleport onto 
Wizard's Isle--to heck with boats. You can teleport NW from there for 
your own edification to see the last obelisk before you enter Thakass 
and go to the top level. Get the blue ring from the wizard. West to a 
portal that kicks you back down to the 5th level and the teleporter. Now 
go to Sargoz. You'll need the cloak here. Find the amulet in Sargoz and 
now you can transport to Hidden Vale.
--Perform the final ritual. It's not easy, so SAVE BEFORE ENTERING 
BERBEZZA. I'll describe what needs description. When the Zirvanad says 
"three magic users" that doesn't mean you have to have three wizards. 
You and Tamas and Dokar can stand on various squares. First make sure 
someone with the amulet or one of the rings runs around to reveal three 
lines--white, blue, green. Now have the magic users step on them.

B   G <-Dokar

  W  <-1 is one way to do it.

--Trade the dream dust and green ring to Dokar. Trade the crystal dust 
and blue ring and shir-aka ash to Tamas. The next part is arduous, and 
if you mess up you must step off one of the squares and back on, or the 
initial chant won't work. Also if you are looking in your notes for what 
to chant, pushing C causes the game to pause indefinitely; after using 
the dust you supposedly have only so much time, but during the dialogue 
none of it counts.

You chant:
(game text: "Ritual of awareness successfully performed!")
Tamas: uses crystal dust north(still time to transfer items here--just 
hit the command key quickly and time freezes for your characters)
It should fizz around the screen a bit.
Tamas chants:
DARDA-IYM (shift-= on the Commodore.)
You should see a bubble among the three of you.
(game text: "A bubble of captivity is formed!")
Dokar: uses dream dust north
Dokar chants:
(game text: "Dreax is transferred into the bubble successfully!")
(Note: you can now all get killed and lose the game by having someone 
step into the bubble. "The bubble is ruptured! / Dreax is free! He fires 
up his demonic spell! / [all your guys get zapped] / All is dark. Your 
quest is at a sad conclusion.")
Dokar chants:
Tamas: uses shir-aka ash north
Tamas chants:
(Still time to burst the bubble and play the goat!)
--You win! Yay!

    11-2. CHANT CHEATS

To open Dermagud:
To open Bedangidar:
To open Vocha:
To open Shadrum:
To open Sudogur:
    talk to gate keeper in Lymeric.
To open Khazan:
To open Crezimas:
    [none required, back of Crystal Castle]
To open Meardom:
    [see Beratt in King's Castle]

To awaken Valon(?) in Dermagud:
To awaken Kalb(masked) in Dakland:
To awaken Pax(eye) in Piyan:
To awaken Paladin(moon) in Bedangidar:
To awaken Nexis(Sun) in Vocha:
To awaken Sur(bird) in Sudogur:
To awaken Heru(war) in Khazan:
To awaken Hissen(snake) in Crezimas:

(Note some of the god words are used more than once in chants.)

Sherro's High Call, to use on the Unicorn, is SHERRO HOY DUMANFIR


  Ned is gone now. But his spirit lives on. I found these notes, full of 
his trademark practical good humor. He left out inconsequential details 
he couldn't make a snide remark out of, such as remembering to buy a 
Brom Bow or getting the best weapons possible for his friends after each 
visit with a god and then a fountain, buying a lens befor Sudogur, or--
very importantly--remembering to keep spheres and pyramids and cubes 
well stocked. But the ideas are powerful! And it's a sad comment when 
even heroism is dry. Ned keeps it fresh. It's something he set to with 
synapses a-blazing and how he wasn't scared to travel off the beaten 
path to ignore jealous people begging attention and blackmailing him 
with critical information and who would probably wait for the next 
crisis before revealing what they had to say. But Ned already knew all 
they had to offer. The result: an adventure based more on humanism and 
social whatchamajiggers than the inevitable Instruction and Character 
Attribute Building.


  Here's the third in my triad of worlds saved. Only this is more of a 
get-it-done-ad and interestingly it features jaunts through Trilliad and 
Selderad. It's certainly better than an iliad. At times I wonder why I 
was chosen. I hardly wonder that I was. It's just that there must be 
several excellent reasons to choose from, but I am not quite sure of the 
specifics. At any rate, another task for Ned's Kingdom Rescuing and 
Overhaul Consultants, inc. I got a day to take anything I wanted from my 
old place--it was real Narnian how no time had passed on Earth while I 
rescued Lorn from perdition--and I found the telegram slipped under my 


  Behind the oat bran cereal was a crawl space I'd never seen before. I 
started spinning around corkscrew fashion as I got sucked into a world 
with crescents and clouds and stars all over. There were probably a few 
orbiting in a halo above my head too.


  "Now Ned, this world, Deruvia, is going to be a bit less--ahh--VIOLENT 
than the previous ones. Your'e a good guy, Ned, but you may have--err--
gotten sucked into it all too much. We've had some complaints from a 
place called Tokushima. Peasants, inconsequential people really. It's 
just that we have to keep them minorly disgruntled and we need some of 
them to work in the fields to maintain the socioeconomic structure and 
all. But you seem to have aggravated the situation with repeated attacks 
and also unproved racketeering charges about defrauding ship sellers in 
Tokugawa. There's none of that in Deruvia, and truth be told, the 
rumblings were so great we almost signed a guy named Chubbs to take your 
place. But he had more than five letters in his name and wouldn't 
compromise on Chubz. Listen, you're lucky we haven't changed your race 
from elf to gnome or something for some of the shenanigans you may have 
pulled. There are just too many reported incidents--even if most are 

  Oh, of course, no killing the innocents. Blah, blah, yawn, yawn. But 
isn't standing around while the world's going to pot, or obstructing 
heroism by not revealing information, something to be guilty of too? 
(Foreshadowing--there'd be clowns who wanted us to know their names 
before divulging stuff, and some even would let us in at 3 AM and say 
they were busy. Screwy place, Deruvia.)

  Well, people alwys PR that they need you less than they actually do. 
But I gave my promise I wouldn't just tank it in a world that didn't 
even have catapults!  I didn't even have gate-lag after stepping through 
the interdimensional transport from Lorn to Deruvia. I didn't have time, 
with all the briefing. Apparently you could stay up 24 hours and not 
even need sleep--there were things called mushrooms. You ate them and 
they boosted you for a bit. And apparently you had a lot more ways you 
needed boosting--sermins restored energy, drelins helped speed travel, 
gonshi gave extra combat attack, and luffins and mirgets were actually 
plants but increased attack capacity. Oh--there was a bad guy named 
Dreax who escaped and a bunch of wizards who guarded the candle that 
kept him in check were gone, too. I had 1000 days. Not exactly 
necessitating the king's wizard casting a fireball spell at your *** to 
get you going, but getting up to level 400 or so like in Bard's Tale 
seemed out even if things worked that way here.

**author's note: several pepperoni and mushroom pizzas(and a Tombstone 
Veggie Pizza) were harmed in the creation of this farce. But the author 
was cheap, and they were the in-store generic kind(Jack's.)

  But the most important thing was what happened to me. It's that side 
of magic that losers with computers generally don't see. For them it's 
all spell points and bonus to hit and hit points and so forth. For me, 
I'd been the recipient--and caster--of so many spells, and I had 
maintained a POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE that something wonderful had 
happened. Maybe something like this will happen to you. Sometimes I wish 
I could have strong armed my way ALL the way to the top but given my 
experiences in a new exotic country I guess there are trade offs in 

  Regardless of the magic or technology I've learned to use, there's 
something outside of all that. It's something I established early on. I 
took contradictory positions and left people so sure of themselves in a 
wallow of self-doubt. I agreed with people in a voice even louder than 
they talked, and I also used my lack of knowledge about a subject to 
show a generalist's view of why someone who worried about stuffy boring 
details was wrong. When I joined a fraternity I even got a few lackies 
who said "Y'know, he has a point there." Later on I hired a few. All 
this preparation paid off in a huge flash of something or other when it 
was decreed I *would* be right for this entire adventure, until Dreax 
was captured.

  So I'm going to be right a whole lot in this walkthrough. Even more 
right than people who've lived in Deruvia. Clueless putzes--that's why 
they're in this mess. Well, that and how weak the resurrection spells 
were. A pal died, you had to get them right away. Someone in the magic 
research department rested on his laurels I tell you--maybe the army 
coulda held out against invaders or whatever. Not that this lets 
magically developed countries off the hook--if they've got all the 
intelligence to keep folks alive, they're at fault for being too lazy. 
Magic isn't everything.

  So basically someone like me who is just with it in general is needed 
in any case. And there's no denying I'm right about that. But 
foreordained? Just say I worked so hard back in high school and college 
when I never dreamed of anything beyond a six figure salary by age 25, 
that when I'm given so much more(hero of a kingdom) I feel really 
shouldn't begrudge myself any greater prestige my actions merit. 
Especially in these dumpy worlds where you can't hold more than 9999 
gold at a time. Oh well, the spells are fun to cast.


  Apparently in Deruvia, there was a hero of legend. His name was Lukas-
-maybe he was also a world-hopper and moved onto better things and 
forgot his roots or maybe just got sick of it all and people seemed so 
desperate they bought into how I used to be him or maybe another guy 
came in and impersonated him because no-one remembered anyway. Anyway, 
all the heroes' names are short there. Later I found out it's because 
originally folks thought heroes deserved long names, but after a while 
what with tombstones only being a certain maximum width, shorter names 
could make for greater letter height so parents gave their kids short 
names if they wanted heroes. Then after a while the government started 
searching for short named kids and it got ingrained in society and all.

  With a name like Ned I was sure to be a big hit there. It all started 
in the throne room where King Rebnard asked me if I wanted to take up 
the quest. First chance to be right: "YES!" It got trickier when I 
needed to sort out who was to join.


  And here is where my genius started. I thought the best companions of 
the lot were Alhan, Dalin, Min, Ziyx, and Eflun. But it turned out they 
were not fully RIGHT. I actually considered ditching Eflun for Nehor 
once he'd cast all the shield spells, but Demaro would be useful once I 
had to solve parts of this quest. Then I heard rumors of the Crystal 
Castle and better volunteers so that was OK.

  Still I laid down the ground rules: very little sleep(we would be 
entrepeneurial enough to make gold and not need mushrooms,) hard work 
and a quick pass through. Big bad guys would be less willing to mess 
around with a whole country if its heroes had 1000 days to solve a quest 
and they got through it in under 100. That's a whole ten-gallon VAT of 
gung-ho. They put out the general "we didn't think we were good enough" 
and were overjoyed.

  It was one of the few instances in which THEY would be right. They 
bungled the reasons--blue collar labor was needed--but it's better than 
a lot of adventurers. But the sourpusses, once so afraid of combat, all 
of a sudden decided they wanted the opportunity to get told what to do 
and possibly killed.

  "Listen pal, I may have a reputation around other games, but let me 
tell you something. There are 1000 days to go about this quest and I 
have planning to do. You ever been in transdimensional hyperspace 
planning? I have. Right now I've got spells to memorize. I'm taking up 
my own time I could be bashing monsters."

  After introductions, we saw the king for supplies and headed north to 
Port Avur. There after pooling all money and items to yours truly, we 
leased out Alhan to the gemcutter east of the entry, Min to the tailor 
north of the park, and Dalin to the blacksmith northwest of a pond. They 
implied I was pimping them out but I mentioned maybe they were right 
when they didn't think they were good enough for the real deal and I'd 
had experience they couldn't imagine and besides they were more useful 
than Ziyx(who had to sit there and take it as he couldn't cast Shatter 
outside enemy combat and would be foiled by the Shield spells Eflun had 
just cast anyway) at this point. And I also explained that if we didn't 
make a big splash in the first few days the enemy might become 
complacent, not that a party like this could make too big a splash 
anyway. That shut them up.

  I calculated 18 coins per hour made 432 coins per day. The 3000 coins 
would last a while but I had planned ahead. See, I'd hired street 
urchins and stuff to get me information and it worked out quite well.


  "Who found treks to Pheron a pain.
  "Folks from Lymeric
  "Found things much more quick
  "And cheaper if learning you'd gain."

  The first part was a bit thorny. We had to go east on the road to 
Lymeric. First we went to the supply store. I got some luffins and 
mirgets and gonshis(oh my) in case we ran into anyone, and drelins to 
help avoid this possibility. There was a brief encounter--a zorlim/troll 
patrol at the bridge. With Ziyx's shatter spells and my eating 
mushrooms(gonshi/luffin/mirget,) it was no contest. Along the Phaleng 
roads we found dwarves hustling gems on the road, and I bought them out. 
Also some merchants sold various shapes and cubes were slightly more 
valuable to us than the rest so we strove for 10 of each and looked for 
a double dose of cubes later.

  We went into Lymeric and the first house on the left was REMULDA. It's 
not real good business to have a "what's my name" security check, and 
maybe if he got a few more customers he could've lowered the price from 
a whopping 1750 gold. Then I upped my learning a notch at 
Aksimento's("Learning is the basis for all skill points!") in the house 
above, leaving Ziyx and Eflun to play with the new spell books. I 
thought I knew how to learn in college. But that was just about 
cramming...etc. Here we had to retain our skills, and the books we had 
to read were spell books we'd already read, which is different from 
remembering something on the fly that you know is ultimately useless.


  Now Ziyx didn't want to swap his Sabano for Eflun's Demaro(I can't 
blame him) and be without a spell book, but once we got three books this 
game of Hot Potato was possible: Ishban to Ziyx, Sabano to Eflun, Demaro 
to Ziyx, Ishban to Ned. The Demaro would be useful outside of combat, 
well in the future.

  But it was more practical that Ziyx got Ishban and gave Eflun Sabano. 
Ziyx memorized a couple of teleports, Eflun a couple of walkwaters. Then 
Ziyx switched to fireball and Eflun finally got something useful for 
combat, Shatter. By that time I'd gotten my learning skill up--in fact I 
took a whole day to do it three times, moving from 30 to a quorum of 51, 
and I rejoined them and we travelled back along the road. No need to use 
drelins really but that didn't stop us.

  Gems got sold. Gonshis were bought. Gold was taken from the workers--
yeah, they worked 24 hours a day but they got free food out of it and 
wouldn't run into any encounters.

  My overall long term budget read as follows:
Learning sessions me    = 51->99 needs 7
                  ***** = 35->99 needs 7
                  ***** = 70->99 needs 3
17 total * 140          = 2380
Methreal plate 6 at 900 = 5400
Learn magic, 2 sessions = 1800(300*2 for 3 people)
Charisma for me         = 20->99 needs 6 14-pointers
6 * 200                 = 1200(probably get by with 4)
30 cube/15 sphere/
 15 pyramid             = 20*(24+22+19)
                        = 1300

  This would take 27 days of work from scratch, but while we learned, 
the grunts would still be earning, and perhaps there would be treasure 
in a dungeon somewhere, or more dwarves selling jewels? I picked up a 
shovel and a couple of lockpicks along with some other items, like 
medicin and loka. They were an investment.

  In the meantime we had a dungeon to blast through. We took the road 
east and then south from Port Avur. Ziyx teleported southeast across the 
mountains to a nook with the door to the north.

  And here's where being a real know-it-all allowed me to chant the 
three words.


  Bam, we were in. So we headed south, east, and south where there was 
no water. Westward to the edge and then we only needed to cross one 
square to the north. I broke off from the party and found a chest that 
said more treasure was in the upper left. I used the shovel. Then we 
rejoined at the top and went west--here's before and after of how we 
formed. Eflun's walkwater spells didn't last too long and we would've 
been stuck without my ingenuity.

15. =\ ..6
6.. =/ .15


  Then there was a room in the north--a teleport room. I used 3 cubes to 
get to Yberton and then we teleported SE from where we landed. People in 
the Crystal Castle were awfully snooty, but we weren't there for them. 
In some seedy back room we found some heroes. I managed to use a little 
false humility to get Eflun to cough up his Demaro and then picked Tamas 
and Dokar to replace Eflun and Ziyx, from whom I of course took all 

  We rushed through Crezimas--W-N-W-N-E-N-W-N, and boom, a portal to the 
third level. We then held to the wall to the upper left and circled 
around it, W-N-E. The teleportal room was above. Pyramid/Cube/Sphere. 
Back to Port Avur--we extorted the Working Class some more and took off 
for Lymeric again. This time we were able to get everyone up to 99 
learning. In fact Dokar made it early and went outside and boned up on 
teleport spells, and better yet, I calculated the budget and picked up 
another Ishban! I took it for the short term and gave away my Demaro. 
Now the spellcasters could juggle spells between themselves at will.

  So we were pretty juiced so far. In the long term, I could learn 
stupid spells from Demaro easily while the heavy hitters nailed down the 
important ones. Thus, my magic skill wasn't really important but if we 
got bored I suppose I could always go and learn magic to get THAT up.

  Although we were only three, we were pretty powerful, and after 
hitting up the grunts for more dough, we went back to Dermagud. Actually 
we at first had a squabble with Alhan. I let loose I needed the gold for 
charisma. But they were easy to refute.

  "I -don't- have charisma. I'm just stating the facts. You're arguing 
with me and not the facts, which would be a bit tougher. See, my 
charisma can't be good if we're arguing already. So obviously I need 
some more to get info from the townies."

  He looked petulant. "Anyway maybe I'll convince you of the need for 
learning and then charisma lessons AFTER my boosts. It'll make more 
sense to you then. As much sense as if you paid attention to logic in 
fact. Sheesh, it's too bad they don't catalog intelligence in this game. 
THAT would be juicy."

  With that I whirled out to a fun round trip and even split up for a 
bit, but I gave them three spheres as a parting present well before.

  First, we ported to Selderad(Sphere/Pyramid/Pyramid) and then 
Khiriss(12E, 3S) had a teleportal house that sent us to Fubernel. 
Teleporting southwest to Delkona(gems fetched a great price there and 
were worth the bribe of entering) and then west across two guards we set 
up camp at the bend in the road. Tamas and Dokar learned spells as I 
went into Bondell, where I could learn Charisma from Tonton. They then 
went south, teleporting over the mountains and entering Khazan. From 
Khazan they went back to Port Avur(3 spheres.) And thus did they train 
in magic, which took three days each. We were not losing too much money 
on the deal as the Forgotten Proletariat toiled further.

  And so far, we'd improved incredibly under the radar while taking out 
only one enemy patrol. Dreax was happy, but we actually had reasons to 
be. Verily, I R TEH SNEAX0RZ! My next agenda was: teleport to Khazan(2 
spells) and use three spheres to Port Avur, possibly getting back in 
time to train myself in magic before the wizards maxed out.


  The wizards took six days to learn before they couldn't any more, but 
with their skills at 80%+, there wasn't much more they needed to do. 
There were other places to learn, but they were patently useless; we 
planned to use magic or guile to take out most fights. Plus our fighters 
had such lousy learning, it would probably waste a few days even if we 
did sleep.

  Once all this was over it was time to retire the old guard. We 
released them from their blacking-factories or wherever they worked. We 
got the usual "where've you been?" thanks, so we showed them Dermagud 
and the Crystal Castle where we'd come from. Heck, we showed them the 
VERY ROOM where Tamas and Dokar came from. Their own non-magic candle 
wicks were burning down, and they knew it. "But we did all the hard 

  Then we told them "Well that's what you get for just going to school 
and plodding through and being releived it's out and thinking you were 
gonna be a big star and not even suckering sympathetic soulds into 
saying they're sure you'd do well, going in for a remedial profession, 
nurturing a stupid-***ed hope in your heart while those around you are 
actually DOING something BIG." But we patted them down for their 
inventories first. Not fully poetic, but we're on business here. And 
being as on top of things as I am I don't know anything TOO personal 
about the subject.


  Not that there are any. Orcs aren't technically inclined that way. But 
I suspect even Orcs can get scared, and Kruga's axe was mad wicked.

  He and Rogga and Lupi were the replacements. We were just rolling in 
gold so we decided to buy everyone Methreal Armor. But first we stayed 
in the castle for a day and learned teleport spells--I'd long since 
relinquished mine so both Tamas and Dokar could learn(those Wizards. 
They don't have any soul and can't dance but MAN can they send evil 
souls dancing.) We needed two teleport spells to get past some rather 
tough monsters, but it was worth it. The armory was the 24 hour type, 
and we bought some stuff and prepared to wait nine days for delivery.

  "Ned! Ned! Whatever shall I do?" I thought I heard as I herded my new 
companions out. Well, they were lucky I didn't leave them in the palace 
room injured and reduced their maximum staminas permanently.


  In the meantime it seemed expedient to pump ourselves up a bit. We 
went back to Pheron and into Dermagud, where we found a god past some 
snakes. There was a north/south room in the center, but we also decided 
to sneak by an ambush--the top half of our party scaled against the 
bottom wall then the other half caught up. Then to get by the snakes I 
used a couple of repels and we split up into three columns to get past. 
We joined once past them, and then we wiped out the rest of the dungeon 
rooms and found treasure and drank from the fountains to get even 
buffer. One god down, seven to go.

  I knew there'd be some nonsense about raising an island and although 
that didn't seem strictly necessary(Being right and all, I knew what was 
there and it was just information--nothing like an important item, no, 
just a few words--but I still had to go through with it. Plus I knew we 
could improve quickly this way) there had to be poetry and legend and 
stuff otherwise later potential heroes might not see it as glamorous. 
They don't realize there's so much MORE to heroism. In the meantime I 
wanted to make sure my troops were all buff.

  Now here is a part where I do feel a bit guilty. We sluffed Kruga off 
in the far Piyan peninsula after teleporting west a few times and left 
him out of the loop. But first on a cross shaped island we found the 
temple of Pax and left of there we dropped Kruga in this brick building. 
"Hold that lever down for a few days, huh, pal?"

  So after that we went from Crezimas to Selderad and ran west with no 
monsters around and cast teleportal spells when there were. We passed 
Shiran and maybe could have picked up a Zoxinn but we'd get it on the 
way back. From one island we teleported northwest into a swamp and had 
four fights to get through. Kalb was at the end of this northwest trek--
I knew the words and did the honors.

  With everyone improved(except Kruga, who would max out shortly anyway) 
we ran back to the swamp, teleported south, and left Rogga manning the 
brick house in its southwest, pulling the lever down.

  From there we had lots of teleporting east. We even found Suerfin in 
Selderad before hitting the teleportal house(2N, 4E) and got her to sing 
the swan song for us. Kruga was left out, but he wasn't our slowest, so 
it didn't really matter.


  The third lever was the toughest to find. In fact no-one in the whole 
country could find it. PCP(not the drug, the shape combination) took us 
from Khiriss to Shertuz and with our newfound speed and Drelins it 
wasn't such a bad journey north to the road which turned into Lymeric. 
When it turned south we went onto the ice fields and pulled the final 

  We still had marginal reconaissance though and for that I retreated to 
Dermagud, ported to Selderad and we teleported the other way to get 
Rogga, who was flopped out exhausted over the lever. Good kid, giving 
his all. He hadn't moved and not just because he was too tired to.

  Teleporting back east, we entered the Khiriss house and 
Cube/Pyramid/Pyramid previewd the Hidden Vale. A teleport southwest, 
walking, and then another teleport got us to Kruga. Then we had to go 
east for our Methreal armor. There were a few days to wait so we just 
sat around and learned spells until then. Even Lupi got a few in--he 
mostly got pierce or repel, stuff that didn't reflect on your skill. 
Then we walked into Kharin, got the armor, and jumped up to the Crystal 
Castle. From there, Pheron and Dermagud(some shape replenishment along 
the way,) and this time we went to the Isles of Ice(Pyramid Cube 


  Vocha was next. We were actually over-prepared for it, and when we 
found Nexis the sun god and the extra fountains, it was a total blowout. 
Plus we were starting to amass mushrooms from the treasure chests, 
making for one less expense.

  But first we had to teleport to the east--actually we walked east when 
we could and teleported east otherwise(a no teleport zone to the south,) 
making it onto an island with some loka. Then it was southeasterly.

  I opened my pronunciation guide for the second word: "HOKDE KAFLTH 
POKANDAJO" and bingo! We were in.

  First level: W-S-E-S-E-S-E-S-W-W-N. We stopped in rooms along the way 
for some easy mushrooms. Apparently we'd gone out of order in what we 
were supposed to solve, and a lot of hurt that did us. Then again that's 
what heroes do: they leave the beaten man's common track to look for 
better solutions. We learned some walkwater spells just in case.

  Second level: I figured the easily accessible stairs down were 
worthless, and they were. We got some treasure that way, but hitting the 
wall to the east and going south and then casting pierce to the west 
revealed more stairs. The rooms had some decent treasure and we picked 
them off just in case. But there was an ambush in the big center 
area(why could *I* always see the monsters but Deruvians couldn't?) so 
we decided we wanted to get through it all.

  Third level: we were in the right area now. In the southeast corner, 
some nifts, but otherwise we had an easy path to the stairs: W-N. 
Getting to the teleportal later would be a bit trickier, as with 
ambushes we had to really skirt it all.

  Fourth level: the rooms here had good treasure but after getting 
across the water once I noted treasure on an island in the southwest. I 
cast spells but it might have been quicker if Tamas or Dokar had had 
one--they could've gotten there and back quickly. I dug at the sign and 
all around another small island.

  Once banded with the party we headed north through a room--there were 
plenty to raid(with stairs to the level below getting even more 
treasure) although we went to the east(past the west room there was an 
ambush so we doubled back) and went along the wall until it opened up 
into a room. West, north into a big room, and we split up again going 
along a wall--the whole ambush inconvenience thing. We rejoined 
afterwards. The "right" stairs were in the northeast.

  Fifth level:  S-W-N-W and we turned off into a room south where we 
found mucho dollars. Then a chest was past there--digging it got us even 
more. Then we retreated, W, S, blasting the field, and tending southeast 
we found stairs down to level 6.

  Sixth level: all that was needed was a shovel and some pierce spells. 
I hacked through and there was a room at the bottom. I walked in there 
and saw Chambur's Tomb. I forget which side I dug now but one of them 
had Thorin's Hammer.

  Now that we'd smoked the whole dungeon, we went back up a level(darn 
fields had regenerated) and even to level 4. From the northeast we went 
west through more fields and south and west--again breaking up into 
columns to enter the room above. A teleport zapped everyone to what our 
eardrums or something told us was level two. A god was to the north.

"EFTAH EFTAH YOLIMDAR PEHRIZ!" I shouted. We got another charge, and 
there was a teleportal west of the south wall. It kicked us near the 
stairs down, which we took after using more PIERCE spells. We snuck by 
ambushes on level three to get to the teleportal and three spheres 
packed us off to Shendy.

  Still we had to find what to do with the hammer we found on level 6. 
The teleportal kicked us nicely to Shendy, where we found another Elf 
Maiden in the southeast area--guarded by patrols, but Aellin's River 
Song made us that much faster. Teleporting northeast found us a portal 
house, and we went to Uberion from there.


  As it actually took less time to follow the road fleeing west to 
Soldain than to cast and re-learn a teleport spell, we used our feet. 
Once in Soldain we picked up a Sabano book and also showed the hammer to 
the dwarves, who gave us Hoyam Essence. Yippee-Yee-ha!

  Fleeing up Uberion back to Pheron was no big deal. We sold off our 
loot and bought boots for much later at Port Avur and even 
Drelins(progress was very fast now, especially fleeing along a safe 
road,) and then we headed east to Phaleng. Walking north just before the 
bridge to Lymeric and then teleporting north, we found Wolf Rock. We 
used the hoyam essence and got the star key from the Wolf and ported 
back south. Hooking around to Lymeric we entered and in the northeast 
corner we talked to the GATE KEEPER who let us into Sudogur.

  There was a god in Sudogur as well but we had to bounce around to find 
the Zirvanad. Sur was marooned where only birds could find him(what a 
yellow-belly.) On level 5 we looted all the rooms for all the treasure 
we'd need, then we went back up to level 1 and entered the teleportal 
room. Cube Sphere Cube to northwest Pheron, and we entered Port Avur 
from the north for a little variety.

  Oh, I made some spur of the moment poetry for the Finding of the 
Sacred Document.

And Lo, Ned did have a choice of three stairs
Wherein he recognized the potential for ambush
"Thou must use reverse psychology!"
Oddly the other heroes, who protested, clung to his side
For a bit before breaking up and climbing down
The southwest stairs.

Level two: sundered three ways, with sundry rooms.
Treasure grabbing to north of stairs was debated,
"Should we leave some to aid the next heroes?"
"No, fool. We take it to devastate evil entirely,
So they are not needed."

They did trap zorlims against walls and pummel them,
Consult the brilliant GameFAQs guide for exact treasure locations,
(Searching for * SUDOGUR LEVEL 2)
Marveling at the magic of the control-key.

Rushing to get by the water
Using the magic of Party Rearrangement to avoid
Casting an additional Walkwater.
Booted northwards to a C shaped area, they
Dug for more treasure then climbed down.

Through parasite moss they packed off level 3.
Another level, another walkwater spell. To the south was the stairs.
"Why can't they all be like this?"
"It's just making us overconfident."

It was time to schmooze with a God. They circled
The circular river or maybe it was some conic
Ned never bothered to study in school(anyone
Who remembered it probably could have used his smarts better.)
Ned cast the spell; a short hop, there was Sur.

"YENNA BENIVO HEB BENNA" and then Tamas cast walkwater
Off to the east and with the river curving northeast
Cast another spell and rearranged the party to avoid
Casting it again. It was getting a bit repetitive.

The stairs went back to level two. The party debated
If there was anything on the island. Reverse psycholo-
Gy could be applied as an argument in either direction.
Ned cast it. They got kicked to level 5.

Oh the bonanza of monsters! Oh the mushrooms they ate
Before each fight so that the victory was crushing!
The treasure was immense, the Zirvanad awaited
Behind lots of parasite moss. And Ned thought
Losing his library card at age 8 had been tough.

So they just went in a side room and beat up some
Monsters until their fear abated. Heroes have feelings too.
The Star Key opened the vault, and the lens helped us read it.
Thankfully it was short on stupid calligraphy.
A handy sign heralded an exit to level one. But exiting not,

(say, I almost forgot to be medieval every ten lines there,)
They took the stairs south of the entrance.
Then they snuck by the time trap by separating
Into columns. Cube and Sphere and Cube
Sent them to Pheron.

They didn't have time for poetry school during all this.
But what they did write down was probably a bit more useful.
Ned, up 20 days straight, showed more social import than your average
Insomniacally "inspired" hippie. Praise be to him, though
A side order of money increases the chance it's acknowledged.


  With nothing better to do we decided to clean Crezimas's clock next. 
We'd talked with the queen and found about 15 rooms and 15 ambushes. 
Gonshis, luffins and mirgets would come in handy. With the Zirvanad and 
Vocha gems we would've had money to burn if the local currency had been 
paper and not gold. So we had money to smelt or something and close to 
maxed out our supply of combat mushrooms. My charisma gave a nice 
discount and I bought in bulk and dished out the psychedelics. It was 
time to bust monster head with our boots on--we heard Crezimas had lava 
and wanted to be prepared.

  Crezimas had a few annoying teleportals, and south of level three's 
stairs there was a time trap to side-wall, but otherwise the main bit of 
trickery was that there were two ambushes right next to each other. 
Level 3 also had some treasure in the lava which we picked up out of 
habit. We also noted how many groups of bad guys we'd knocked off so we 
didn't have to go running back to the queen.

1: 3/3
2: 3/3
3: 4/2
4: 2/3
5: 4/5 

  Also level 4 seemed pretty straightforward but a sign said "hall of 
ancient dreams" and so we dug in the southwest to find a cloak. It'd be 
useful somewhere. The trickiest part was how two stairs led down. Two 
rooms were way behind some fire--in the northwest a room held four 
diamonds, and in the northeast we lamented the nerve of some fallen 
monsters not leaving a treasure chest in the BOTTOM LEVEL of a dungeon 
before we saw Hissen off to the east, the final room we found.

  "TUEM OBOTEM KEFLUEM MAESLEM" and our statistics, he improved 'em. A 
teleport to level 1 was just west, and after stopping at various 
fountain rooms we'd found, we returned to the teleportal room on level 


  From Crezimas we moved on to Bedangidar. Teleporting up the far east 
coast was tricky, but 5E3N of a teleport from Crezimas to Trilliad was 
the third elf maiden, Suerfin. We stopped in Theldair and some sap named 
Baelin was whining about how she'd return soon and we ran out as he 
looked like singing a dirge that would LOWER our speed right back down. 
It was mostly straight east with a detour south to walk on a road a bit. 
We teleported over some ice to find Bedangidar's entrance.

  We found a god, rescued some sorceress named Somona, and picked up 
Brennix from Bedangidar. It was a good haul--Bedangidar was a weird 
dungeon with levels going both up and down. But it still involved the 
usual manipulation and shuffling: level 3, EE-NN-(split party to go 
north)--west fork of room. Zap to level 2.

  From there we went to the east, then south and we slid west before 
entering the room. The west-side room worked well. We surrounded the 
gaem(we'd never seen one) and didn't even need mushrooms for the fight. 
Our shields held out as we picked off the magic users.  The second fork 
up on the other side teleported us--sidewalling the north wall led to 
stairs to level 1.

  Heading east and then south at the last passage we could squeeze in, 
we bumped to the east edge and went through the room below. Mushrooms 
allowed us to get to the spellcasters quickly, but Lupi had one Jerrah 
pinned in back. Our spellcasters bombed the bargs, and the bad guys were 

  Past them there were some energy fields; I'd saved up more than I 
thought, so I just blasted through them. On the other side, we saw a 


  Booyah! We retreated to the stairs, and just northwest we found a 
useful fountain. North of the stairs we headed west and split up--there 
was a chute to side wall. We joined up by the west wall and contemplated 
going north--I figured we could surprise some tough monsters there who 
didn't anticipate us coming from the south.

  But the big fight was in the southwest. We got our mushrooms again and 
everyone came forward. Tamas and Dokar knocked out the fermigons and got 
to work on the zorlims, and Kruga and Rogga shot the gaps formed. The 
azraels got the first shots in but we had put up protective shields. 
Then we used gonshis. Our first hits were dead on, and the Azraels went 
down quickly. Live by the wand, die by the wand. A bird was on the other 
side and it turned out to be the Somona girlie that was almost as whined 
about as Baelin's dear old Suerfin, although Somona apparently had 
something critical for the candle spell.

  But first we found a portal to level 4. We'd heard some sword was on 
level 5 and thought, great, one more level. S-S-W-S-E-E-N-E-(squeeze 
through gap)-S-E-N and down! Yay!

  Oh dear. Down to level 6. This was annoying but we headed east onto 
parasite moss, walked on water, and through another dungeon room and 
over another river(we stayed by the east wall and split up to avoid 
puddles past it) we found the stairs up.

  W-N-E-N-W-N-E-N led to the room with Brennix. I took it. It seemed to 
increase my strength by a third. Best of al there was a teleportal S-W-
S-E-E-N-W back to the stairs.


  From here we went back to Trilliad to see Somona and pick up some 
dream dust. Then we went south/southeast to the Kherbel portal(it 
required porting over mountains) and took PSP to Fubernel. A teleport 
spell got us to Delkona, but first we took out Khazan. Two teleports 
south got us to an L-shaped island with mushrooms, and then going west 
we entered.

  There were unsavory characters like Hiblisses there, and we didn't 
muck around much. We did find another god there and left as we'd come.


  We had the opportunity to see a unicorn on the other side too, and it 
gave us a green ring. It was the last of the unicorns, and I had to use 
Sherro's High Call to get it.


  Now I'm all for self promotion but putting your name in the chant 
title and body is overdoing it don't you think? At any rate I managed to 
keep my opinions of why unicorns are so rare across universes(let's just 
say they look feminine. And that joke about dogs licking themselves 
because they can--well, unicorns being such unselfish things activate 
others' chocolate roads...now that I mention it, I remember a famous 
painting of a daisy chain...but they've got NOTHING on Centaurs, a case 
against enviro-magicians sobbing about why we should preserve magic 
species we don't even know about) and even considered washing my hands 
after getting the ring. The Zirvanad said it was important. Once we got 
the ring, we re-entered, took the teleport to level 1, and left and 
teleported back to the main area of Fubernel.

  But first we like went through the dungeon and stuff.


  E-S-W and along the NE wall. The hiblisses were rather annoying in the 
room, but the orcs guarding them were so packed together that eventually 
our spells wore them down. Although we used gonshis before entering to 
get a big jump. Still just one room(we should have rested to learn 
walkwater here) and a straightforward path down.

  With level two we snaked down the south wall and around--walking on 
water twice and dispersing the party to crawl down a narrow 2-wide 
tunnel. At the bottom of the T we went right and south.

  Here we just had to go through some fire, but we'd already gotten some 
boots from Crezimas. It was pretty much straight north. Level 4 was more 
of a problem, though. We were surrounded by water. We didn't have enough 
spells, so we went south to find a room where we could rest. On the 
other side we found another room with 72 rubies that cemented our 
financial security, especially with Delkonian jewel prices. We had also 
noted we had to split up to get north of the stairs into the teleport 
hall, so Tamas and Dokar got stuck with memorizing a few Walkwaters. The 
right teleport was in the northwest. It turns out we had a few left 
over, which was a good thing for later.

  On level 5 E-S and now going SW in the lake led to a room with Heru.


War gods! Huh! What are they good for? Boosting your statistics!

  We needed about five or six more walkwaters to get across a lake in 
the southeast. From there some repel spells got us by snakes and a 
"stairway to heaven" led out to the island where we got the ring. The 
unicorn was SW.

  Now we teleported back to level 1 and then to Yberton(SSC.) We drank 
from the Crezimas fountains again. It was our last god and we were 
pretty well maxed out anyway, but we needed it before sending ourselves 
back to Fubernel(CPS.)


  After re-bribing the guards and then making an appointment with the 
captain, we debated taking out the tower or just resting and learning 
spells. On the one hand, the citizens would be ungrateful, but on the 
other hand we'd get a glut of spells on the two day boat trip anyway.  
Since we'd found all those rubies in Khazan we figured we just wanted to 
be secure with our spells. Also we got quite a few teleport spells, 
which came in handy when we saw the island in the center with the tower 
sticking over the mountains.

  Shadrum didn't have many fights, but what there were were tough. I 
wasn't surprised; you leave a dungeon a way from the mainland so you 
can't teleport and it takes TWO DAYS to get a distance we can walk in 
three hours, you gotta think seedy folks will crop up. Shadrum was a 
nasty tower with a lot of chutes. I memorized 99 pierce spells and went 
to work on fireballs. Lupi, despite being a slow learner, was maxing out 

  In level 7(we were going up and LOSING level numbers--geez, it'll be a 
mess if they ever install elevators here) we had the choice of using 
fewer pierce spells and fighting ogres or using more pierce spells and 
going right to the stairs. We took on the ogres, and with nifts we 
managed to surround them and hack them to death. The stairs were north 
and east just short of the wall.

  Now I knew we had to be careful. Lots of chutes here could knock us 
back down, so we kept to walls at all times. So we went W-N-W and split 
up to go south. We rejoined before entering a room to the east of the 
hallway end. We'd learned our lessons and with gonshis/luffins/mirgets 
five ogres were not so bad.

  The right way from the stairs was through the north room. We had to 
pierce a field or two but that only made me feel resourceful. I think I 
got down to only 70 spells before this finished. Again, we slipped along 
the side for the last bit to avoid a chute.

  On level 4, another choice. We went through the second-left room and I 
spotted another chute in a southerly hallway(S-S-E-S-W to the stairs) 
and then it was up to level 3, which was a grid after you entered the 
portal to the right. Fifteen paces up and nine east led to a teleport to 
the up stairs.

  From there, W-N-E-N-E-N: with a hallway to the east, we entered the 
dungeon room north. Past that, E-N-(repel snakes)-S and we had to split 
in half. I repelled five snakes and when we rejoined on the other side 
we saw the stairs to level 1.

  Here we had a repel- and pierce-fest. First I managed with some fancy 
tap dancing to jump across and repel snakes and find Zukkamear in the 
northeast corner of the Hall of Venom. Then in the Hall of Black Ray I 
blasted to the square 4E 3N of the SW corner of the fields and dug there 
for treasure.

  Later we would split top/bottom and walk right along the hall of no 
return. We didn't return; we used a teleport. On the other side we used 
our mushrooms to win fights in three rooms, each of which had diamonds. 
Only #1, though, permitted through passage, and we still sidewalled the 
south passage to the east. 

  Meeting the ogre king was an anticlimax. He applauded our bravery and 
gave us the Circlet of Aka. Best of all, behind him was a portal that 
led right to Shiran if you had PCP and so we got the Shir-Aka Ash pretty 
easily from that.


  Teleporting east to Thakass--we found going east from Knessos you 
could see the south tip of Wizard's Isle, which spared the time and 
money we'd need for a boat there--we found what a lousy-easy dungeon 
that was. Apparently one of the obelisk words was also there and 
although most heroes can't do this I managed to rig the lens so that it 
could see the landlocked area where the obelisk blended in with 
mountains. More pedantic minds who rely heavily on magic and rules would 
have to teleport there.

  Anyway on level 8, through the east room(were the monsters easy or 
what?) and north we found stairs up. S-W-S-W-W abd now we split up to go 
through the narrow passage and N-E-N on the other side was level 6.

  W-S-E-all the way S-E to level 5. We split up and sidewalled 
left/right to go up the west side and then up/down to get past as we 
went east--a force field blocked our way north. But we wanted to go 
northeast, to level 4. W-W-W-S-E-S-W-N avoided chutes without us having 
to break up, and on level 3 it was a matter of going east before the 
south wall and slugging through four rooms. But there weren't hiblisses 
or azraels so we didn't mind.

  On level 2 I used the pierce spell--we went through a big wall 2 at a 
time--and in the center of a big X of fields, I dug around just for 
kicks just below the very center. Gems turned up.  From there I found we 
could rejoin below, and a few repels later(west along the wall) we 
managed to find the stairs.

  We thought about visiting the rooms in the center but what if there 
were chutes in the way? So we went to the top and visited the mad 
wizard. I asked him about the ring a bunch of times, and he coughed it 
up. Skirting the north wall, we found a sign that said "teleport to 
level 5."

  I guess the mad wizard didn't write that sign because it actually sent 
us there. W, S, sidewall up to avoid ambush, W, pierce, N. We pierced 
the force field, teleported to Sargoz(SPC,) and hacked through there.


  There are no stairs in Sargoz. Just teleports. And we went east 
immediately on entering. We split top/bottom to get through the narrow 
passage and cast pierce. In the southeast corner, fermigons and gaems 
didn't seem too bad for the first room. The next one had zorlims and 
zebanis packed together--perfect for that Zoxinn spell that takes out 
everyone. Beyond, we found a lake and two walkwater spells later(and 
some sermins; the parasite moss was nasty) we hit the portal for level 

  It kicked us to a parasite moss isle in the center of the lake. In the 
northeast we cast walkwater and broke up and rejoined to make it past 
the final bit(2N then E.) There was a room to the east and one north of 
that. We'd been lucky so far but still kept up our diets of mushrooms--
the encounters wouldn't get easier. Well, actually, we'd met some dreads 
in the second room, who had slightly fewer hit points than azraels and 
no Hraffel hangers-on. But the azraels were planted so close to where we 
entered that we'd hacked them up pretty quickly especially with 

  Third level: back to roughly the center. We headed southwest and then 
cast walkwater to go south on the river, then east, then norh into the 
portal. That was easy!

  Fourth level: all the way east, then south and east at the second 
turn. S and here we split top/bottom. E-N-W-N for both groups before we 
joined. Then we went north and east. At the lake we went west and, at 
the first opportunity, south until one square separated our bottom guys 
from the wall. Then two squares west and we hit a teleporter.

  The last run of rooms was the worst. Although we could have snuck 
through many of the fields with pierce I just blasted all the fields I 
found; along the way there were two tough fights(the middle room was a 
bit of a joke) where we just used gonshis at the start of each turn and 
in fact wished we'd had a Zutyun or two to strip magic shields. 
Otherwise, we were overstocked. Of course we always had our shields up 
and threw whatever spells we could at the bad guys as well.

  We got an amulet out of the deal, then at the teleportal we went to 
Hidden Vale with three spheres. We were all set. But a funny thing 
happened on the way to the magic castle--the heat from the flames of 
Sargoz must have overcome me. My energy had seemed a bit low...


  A dingy Chicago apartment. Past Pepto Bismol pink walls and up a 
creepy elevator. An apartment door unlocks. I go in and trip over a box 
of cassette tapes, kick a metal waste basket. Some twentysomething guy 
with glasses who needs a haircut sitting in a chair.

  "How'd you get here?" I ask.

  "It's more like, how YOU got here. This is my apartment. Let's just 
say...sector editing. And a lot of late nights with store-brand licorice 
cola which is better than it tastes."

  "Boy," I said, "for a medieval setting, is it getting way too 
postmodern here or is it just me?"

  "Even if it were just you, it would still really be just me."

  "Yeah, whatever. Say! What's up with that football jersey?"

  "Well, yeah. Drew Brees doesn't play for Purdue any more. He's in the 
pros with the Chargers now. I should buy one of those."

  "I mean this is a medieval place and story and stuff."

  "That Ned. Always after The Truth."

  "Do I know you?"

  "Well, you know how you were always right? Well that wasn't quite 
right. It was me. Save states. Emulation. Bit-processing in C files. 
Countless mistakes that I undid. Remember your apocalyptic visions?"

  "Yeah, what happened to 'em? I guess I don't need them any more."

  "Well, since you never slept I had to do something else. So I 
toploaded it all."

  "The heck...you mean?!?!"

  "Listen, Ned, I got you this gig. I got you the previous two as well. 
You--you've been good to me, Ned. But maybe it's time you thought of 
settling down. Plus I'm too old and lazy to finish an RPG again. I let 
you into my favorite RPGs and you helped me with taking a more sarcastic 
angle. I'll leave you with one last hint: for now I've written 500 KB 
out in a month and am really too tired to read any more. Control-F. 11-
2. Remember that."

  I made a mental note.

  "Oh, and Ned? This one just doesn't feel as funny as the Deathlord 
one. I'll blame you for that, ha ha. But if you're bored of Deruvia I 
can get you another gig. It's really a question of how you want to sit 
on your butt. Off in some hut, at the mercy of some adventurers who need 
advice at 3 AM, or perhaps I can get you a gig in my own game. You can 
be a sage--you'll have the opportunity to be sarcastic."

  I coughed pointedly.

  "Fine. I'll take Zebez."


  At that point he tilted his computer monitor around: I saw the name 
Zebez over Rogga, Kruga, and the other names. "You loser!" I yelled. 
"You can't live a REAL life so you rely on this stupid..." I reached for 
Schultz. He snapped his fingers. I tripped over a CD for some bargain 
game. I knew no more. Well, I probably knew more than that clown. 
But...what I mean is, I woke up a bit worse for the wear in the valley 
south of the Kherbel desert.


  We'd been in the Hidden Vale before but never entered the castle 
proper. All the items on my checklist were there: dream dust, shir-aka 
ash, crystal dust. Blue ring, green ring, amulet. I had the amulet. 
Dokar took some dream dust and the green ring, with Tamas getting the 
blue ring, crystal dust and Shir-Aka Ash.

  "So where are the pillars we're supposed to be on?" All this walking 
around dungeons and they were scared of a beat-down castle the size of 
one dungeon room. I walked around and turned up all three in short 
order. Tamas stood on the blue, Dokar stood on the green, and I 
completed the color coordination by standing on the white with my white 

  I chanted the words, two at a time. Then Tamas went and chanted his 
words before using the crystal dust. The electricity in the air ended. I 
tried starting my chant again but nothing happened. Tamas and Dokar 
slumped sitting onto the pedestals and wouldn't move. "Lo. We are 

  At this point I started yelling. "Where was that Candle Can-Do? I'll 
be candid. Life isn't a bowl of candy." There was a lot of shouting in 
general. Eventually Tamas and Dokar got so whiny that Kruga and Rogga 
went over and kicked their butts off the pedestals. They both got back 
on and the crackling started up again.

  So the chants began anew. It crossed all our minds what would happen 
if...we burst the bubble...then with Dreax inside if we burst it or left 
him there...or we flat out mis-said something. It was exciting for all 
of us; my comrades didn't fully trust me as we hadn't all seen the words 
of power on the obelisk, and I couldn't trust them because they might 
flip out and lose faith in me. But we made it through.

  King Rebnard gave us a dinner and stuff for all this. It was real 
tasty. I slept for the first time in fifty-odd days and realized I could 
make this place a home. I was hoping for some house in a village but 
wound up doing better. Turns out my companions got some ceremonial 
appointments, and the king seemed to think I was very humble not wanting 
to be around Deruvians much.


  Third Time Lucky and all that--I don't really believe in catch phrases 
although they're great to throw at people.

  Deruvia really was my kind of place. I'd even begun to make a 
collection of those cool pointy hats elves wore in my room in the King's 
Palace I'd carved out--Meardom was behind its entrance. Yet were I not a 
hero people would have found this more shocking than transvestism(cross 
species dressing, the noive!) It's nice to have that kind of clout.

  Yet there is always the feeling of loss. Occasionally while questing I 
would have given a good deal to watch a video with an exploding guitar. 
But a few days later after all the ceremonies I went to a roadside pub. 
A bard was singing a shanty rather badly. A wizard who'd had a bit of 
ale extended his palm; a burst of light shot forth from it, and the lyre 
was no more. So I guess people could make do without technology here. 
The only thing that would never happen was, I could never vote 
Republican again. Oh well. One day someone got my name and knocked on my 
door at 3 AM.

  "Hello sir? We've got a problem off in a very parallel universe over 
here. It's, well, about the same thing you had to take care of over 
here, but it's forty percent less time to do it in and monsters are just 
swarming. Your past experience shows you have eminent qualifications, 
and a man of your resourcefulness..."

  "I'm terribly sorry sir, but Ned is busy. Why don't you come back some 
other time?"

  He was just uncharismatic enough for the laws of the universe to allow 
me to do that, but all the same it was a good thing I'd put on my 
glasses/mustache/fake nose before responding. It'd still actually work 
here. I visited the places Schultz recommended me--the dungeon room 
monsters had been destroyed since Dreax's fall-- and saw the obelisks. 
The out of the way mushroom patches. Eventually after bribing the magic 
teachers to help me learn more, I was able to teleport and set up shop 
on the island with the Tower of Ruhan--the one we'd bothered to lift but 
never entered. With all my free time and my 99 learning skill I pulled a 
few all nighters poping mushrooms as I boned up on the Deruvian history 
and the stuff I'd probably have felt obliged to do if I were born in 
Deruvia. Best of all, I managed to hide more than 9999 gold pieces--see, 
Kruga and co. moved on and couldn't take it with them, and I got the 
stuff we couldn't sell and when I got bored I traveled roads and played 
middlemen between dwarves and Delkona.

  I even established a committee to put up plaques in critical dungeon 
rooms describing my tasks. It took longer than restoring the candle BUT-
-what good is adventuring if you can't enjoy the laurels? No, Deruvia 
didn't seem like such a bad place. And best of all, never again would I 
turn on the radio out of boredom only to be ambushed by the them to "The 
Greatest American Hero." Occasionally people knocked on my door and some 
even got in because they knew my name but they were mostly wizards with 
no charisma so I didn't actually have to TALK to them. Ha ha.

  If you can't go home again, you sure don't want to go to hell again. 
Or to the next canto. Even if Dante's Inferno was the only one of the 
three that made any sense and got cooler as it went along. So I stayed. 
I'd just have to make sure to pay people a decent salary to keep my 
island above water. People were too lazy to visit, which probably meant 
someone evil could swoop in, which is probably better than Schultz's 
lousy old deal. If he even exists. I think that whole dream thing was a 
sign of how good I've got it because I made it that way, but I'll figure 
out why later. If I'm bothered. After all, that's how I managed to save 
Deruvia in record time.



  You won't be able to attack the bridge to Lymeric right away, so you 
may want to sit back and have your mages learn important fighting spells 
and so forth. You may want to go with two SABANO casters here. Having to 
wait isn't all bad, as you can accumulate spells, knowledge and--best of 
all--cash for methreal armor. Drelins are really important to get you to 
mountain passes away from increased roving patrols and so forth. The 
sooner you get learning the sooner you'll be a match for the monsters. 
Fortunately once in the mountain maze in Uberion(or once you get Ishban 
from Lymeric) you can swap off spellcasters. Train them in magic and the 
pendulum has swung in your favor. You may not be able to walk on cross 
country treks as easily so be sure to stick to the roads to flee and 
pack crazy drelins.


    15-1. THE JUST WEIRD

  The Sumruna inn in the Commodore version shows ghost characters(at 
least VICE does. Keep this in mind with all C64 bugs.)

  There are two characters named Pugar: one in a house in Kharin and the 
other in a bar in Sumruna. Similarly there's a Kurek in Port Avur and 
one in Kharin.

  On the C64 I found monsters in the sea trying to attack me along SW 
Selderad's coastline.

  (C64) Buy armor with one character #3. Go to a castle and switch for 
another in that slot. Come back. The armor, which is supposed to be for 
individuals, is actually reserved for player #3.

  (C64) teleport from Sudogur to Marmaris causes crash.

  (C64) leaving a teleport room, you get "insert side 2" when it should 
be side 3 you need to put in.

  (C64) stepping on an ambush just after a time trap doesn't activate 
it--is this by design?

  (C64) stairs down to Crezimas leave left players in a wall

  (C64) have someone not use the strongest hand weapon he can, so that 
damage is less than strength. Then use a luffin and mirget. Damage will 
be 3 * strength, not 3 * normal damage.

  (C64) crash into the Bubble of Captivity before Dreax is in it, and 
your person can't move off his square, although duplicates of him will. 
It's supposed to be powerful magic, but still...

  (C64) Beratt says, meet me on level 1 at 8. But he stays in the 
council room until 9!


  When crossing to Uberion, there's a long path south. On one square you 
need to use a rope to cross a chasm. However, you can just leave that 
square and then flee twice south--your party in essence runs over the 
gap that's supposed to be there! You'll see this at other places in the 
game. So why tax yourself?

  There also *has* to be a way to disk-swap characters, at least with 
the Apple and C64 emulators. *UNVERIFIED:* Save your game. Make sure one 
player has no stuff when you save it. Then transfer it all to him and 
drop him off at the castle on your starter disk. Restore your game. Drop 
your itemless character on the backup disk and put the regular disk in. 
Ask him to join up. This way you could double stuff significantly.

  Of course this backfires as well--see the C64 version. If you leave 
someone only partially healed at a castle, then his maximum stamina 
becomes his current stamina. More seriously, this happens for speed as 
well. Not a big deal if you are leaving someone for good, but in case 
you need to drop someone temporarily and want to  do so at night, you'll 
lose points. In fact you have to wait, go outside at light, move, and 
reenter for the speed to be recharged.

  I've already mentioned the trick to win almost 1000 gambling as a 
quick boost.

  The right part of Piyan is listed as Vo. Also Fubernel is listed as 
the very left of Kherbel in some cases, and you're kicked into automatic 


  I still like how the monks' temple closes if you don't donate. Dwarves 
get seasick and are miserable throughout voyages.


  This really can sap a lot of fun out of the game, but if you're one 
cube short at a teleportal, then there are worse things you can be 
doing. The thing to notice about how VICE data is saved is that the 
program looks at stats one by one, going through each party member--in 
many games it's the other way around. Worse yet current and maximum 
attributes are in very different places. You'll need a hex editor for 
this(I recommend AXE) and basic knowledge of hexadecimal.

Warning--if you give someone 1 of every item then the program will 
crash. This should not happen if you play the game correctly, as a lot 
of the items are traded for each other, i.e. the circlet for shir-aka 
ash or the hammer for hoyam essence(which you can get more of) for the 
star key.

Attribute    | Current | Maximum
strength     | 0x974   | 0x9bc
stamina      | 0x97a   | 0x9c2
energy       | 0x980   | 0x9c8
sword skill  | 0x986   | 0x9ce
bow skill    | 0x98c   | 0x9d4
agility      | 0x992   | 0x9da
magic level  | 0x998   | 0x9e0
charisma     | 0x99e   | 0x9e6
hunter skill | 0x9a4   | 0x9ec
learn skill  | 0x9aa   | 0x9f2
dexterity    | 0x9b0   | 0x9f8
speed        | 0x9b6   | 0x9fe

0xa04 gold * 100
0xa0a gold (<100)
Example: a04 at 17h and a0a at 17h would give 2323 gold for your leader.
0xa10 food
0xa16 arrows
0xbdd shield

Items       | Offset
b= potion   | 0xa4c
c= gonshi   | 0xa52
d= sermin   | 0xa58
e= pyramid  | 0xa5e
f= sphere   | 0xa64
g= cr dust  | 0xa6a
h= cube     | 0xa70
i= s. ash   | 0xa76
j= amulet   | 0xa7c
k= hoyam    | 0xa82
l= mirget   | 0xa88
m= nift     | 0xa8d
n= luffin   | 0xa94
o= rope     | 0xa9a
p= loka     | 0xaa0
q= drelin   | 0xaa6
r= star     | 0xaac
s= pearl    | 0xab2
t= topaz    | 0xab8
u= ruby     | 0xabe
v= emerald  | 0xac4
w= diamond  | 0xaca
x= hammer   | 0xad0
y= dr dust  | 0xad6
z= cloak    | 0xadc
0= blanket  | 0xae2
1= circlet  | 0xae8
2= pick     | 0xaee
3= boot     | 0xaf4
4= shovel   | 0xafa
5= lens     | 0xb00
6= medicin  | 0xb06
7= pass     | 0xb0c
8= b ring   | 0xb12
9= g ring   | 0xb18

Spells      | Offset
Fear        | 0xc14
Confuse     | 0xc1a
Shatter     | 0xc20
Repel       | 0xc29
Locate      | 0xc2c
Assess      | 0xc32
Fireball    | 0xc38
Teleport    | 0xc3e
Heal        | 0xc44
Weaken      | 0xc4a
Vision      | 0xc50
Freeze      | 0xc56
Energy      | 0xc5c
Pierce      | 0xc62
Disappear   | 0xc68
Walkwater   | 0xc6e
Shield      | 0xc74
Resurrct    | 0xc7a
Zofir       | 0xc80
Zapall      | 0xc86
Zengrl      | 0xc8c
Zishoxe     | 0xc92
Zefoar      | 0xc98
Zutyun      | 0xc9e

  There's also a sort of editor on Jason Spangler's page that takes 
saved games on the PC and allows you to get whatever item you want.

End of FAQ proper


4/1/2003: 0.3.0, sent in first draft. The plan is to have this done by 
the month's end, but that may be ambitious. First draft of text maps. 
Dermagud complete along with 99% of dialogs. 300k+ with a satisfactory 
skeleton walkthrough, but I believe there's some underdone stuff and 
some huge gaps, especially in the dungeons and side quests. Puns in 
Ned's walkthrough pending.

4/5/2003: 0.6.0, my biggest FAQ ever. Thakass and Sargoz, along with 
dungeon general stuff, not done. But you can figure how to get that far 
from the details in the other dungeons from this FAQ(exc. Dermagud which 
is easy) said the Busy Prolific FAQ Writer, sniffing pointedly!

4/7/2003: 0.8.0. Almost forgot about Sudogur and Meardom details. What 
to Do section still need glossing over, but the detail is there. Solved 
the game in 54 game-days. Pulled Ned for now, but OH will he be back in 
a bit :).

4/9/2003: 0.9.0. More stuff. Ned's still waiting to bust out, but I 
added more info and organized it some more. What to Do is now complete. 
I want to write a logical walkthrough before completion.

4/21/2003: 0.9.5. Ned's walkthrough drags on but I think all the rest of 
the info is there!

4/30/2003: 1.0.0. Ned's walkthrough is complete although I still feel it 
drags on. Not as funny as I hoped, but I deadlined myself for version 
1.0.0 in April, and maybe I'll touch it up later.


Aric Jacover, for telling me this game was better than Deathlord, even 
if he wasn't Q-U-I-T-E right. Sorry I cut under you calling that 900 
hint line, man :). This little labor of love doubles, I hope, as 
Jason Spangler, for letting me use info, and all the contributors to his 
kahei for the wonderful AXE hex editor.
Jeanne Wyvern Harlon-Marriott, whose walkthrough reminded me of parts of 
this game and eventually inspired me to (I hope) take it to the sort of 
next level that wasn't really possible over ten years ago. Also I took 
some road conversations from her FAQ, initialing the entries JWHM.
The usual gang for putting up with my "Magic Candle is coming any day 
now!" and at least trying to care: The usual reviewers' gang at 
GameFAQs: bloomer, daremo, falsehead, MaxH, RetroFreak, Snow Dragon, 
ursil and Zigfried(who remembered and said they liked this game, causing 
this nostalgic overreaction of a FAQ) and others I know I forgot.
Thuan Nguyen for writing to me on the day I told myself this game was 
"due." It was serendipitous encouragement, and it worked, thanks!
Oh. I forgot Sashanan. Who reminded me of the Magic Candle save-state 
trick when using an emulator.

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