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Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura Guide and Walkthrough By Steven W. Carter email@example.com Last Updated June 18, 2004 **************************************************************************** * TABLE OF CONTENTS * **************************************************************************** 01.00 Introduction 02.00 Character Creation .01 Backgrounds .02 Races .03 Genders .04 Notes .05 Suggestions 03.00 Companions 04.00 Masters and Experts 05.00 Equipment .01 Necklaces .02 Rings .03 Found Schematics .04 Offerings .05 Weapons .06 Armor .07 Miscellaneous 06.00 Locations .01 Cities .02 Passes .03 Quest Areas .04 Other Areas 07.00 Ancient Gods / Altars Quest .01 The Gods .02 The Order 08.00 Fate Points 09.00 Gameplay Tips 10.00 Walkthrough .01 Crash Site .02 Shrouded Hills .03 Dernholm .04 Tarant .05 Tarant (Closed) Sewers .06 Elven Ruins 07 Thieves Underground .08 Black Root .09 Liam’s Workshop .10 Black Mountain Mines .11 The Boil .12 Ashbury .13 Isle of Despair .14 Wheel Clan .15 Stillwater .16 Stonecutter Clan .17 Qintarra .18 Caladon .19 Caladon Thieves Underground .20 Tarant (2) .21 Pit of Fires .22 Caladon Sewers .23 Roseborough .24 T’sen-Ang .25 First Panarii Temple .26 Iron Clan .27 Acquiring a Ship .28 Thanatos .29 Gateway to the Wastes .30 Tulla .31 Vendigroth Ruins .32 The Void 11.00 Thanks 12.00 Revision History 13.00 Permissions and Updates **************************************************************************** * 01.00 INTRODUCTION * **************************************************************************** I’m intending this to be a one-stop source for all the Arcanum information you might need. The first half of the document is for reference and general strategy information, and the second half is for the walkthrough. I’m including information I’ve discovered on my own, as well as information gleaned from web sites and forums. Everything in the document should be true for version 18.104.22.168. Since Arcanum is a complex and detailed game, there is a good chance I won’t find all the information there is to find. If you’re looking for something not included here, you can also check places such as the Terra Arcanum web site http://www.terra-arcanum.com/ and Sierra’s official Arcanum web site http://www.sierrastudios.com/games/arcanum/ Good luck and happy hunting. **************************************************************************** * 02.00 CHARACTER CREATION * **************************************************************************** /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 02.01 BACKGROUNDS | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Afraid of the Dark (halfling, human only) : +2 perception when in lighted areas; +2 strength, -2 dexterity, -2 intelligence, -2 willpower otherwise Agoraphobic (dwarf, gnome, halfling, human only) : +2 intelligence when indoors; +2 strength, -2 dexterity, -2 willpower otherwise Apprenticed to a Blacksmith (all) : +1 strength, +2 repair, -1 dexterity Apprenticed to a Shopkeeper (all) : -1 dexterity, +3 to haggle Army Training (not half-ogre) : +1 strength, +1 to melee and bow skills, -1 dexterity Arsonist (gnome, half-orc, halfling, human) : +20 to explosives, -1 strength, -1 constitution Bandit (human, half-elf, half-orc only) : +2 to firearms skill, quality revolver, 50 bullets, -1 charisma, -400 gold Barbarian (not elf, half-ogre) : +2 strength, +1 constitution, +1 to melee, barbarian armor, -1 intelligence, -2 charisma, -2 to haggle, -300 gold Beat with an Ugly Stick (all) : +2 strength, +2 dexterity, +1 to all combat skills, -6 beauty Bookworm (not half-ogre, half-orc) : +1 intelligence, -1 perception Born Under a Sign (all) : fewer but more impressive critical hits and failures Bride of Frankenstein (half-orc, human female only) : +4 beauty, +4 constitution, +20% electrical resistance, +10 poison resistance, -4 dexterity, -10 fire resistance, dialogue penalty, -400 gold Bully (not half-ogre or half-orc) : +1 strength, -1 intelligence Charlatan’s Protégé (not half-orc, half-ogre) : +6 charisma, -2 strength, -2 constitution, -1 to all combat skills Child of a Hero (all) : enchanted sword, recognized, penalty for evil deeds Clanless Dwarf (dwarf only) : quality hammer, no bonus to tech skills Dark Elf Follower (elf only) : +2 willpower, -2 charisma Dark Sight (all) : reversed skill lighting penalties Day Mage (not dwarf) : +20% magical aptitude during the day, -20% otherwise Debutante (female only) : +3 beauty, +3 charisma, -1 strength, -1 dexterity, -2 to all combat skills Disenfranchised Gnome (gnome only) : +1 strength, no bonus to haggle Educator (all) : ability to teach followers, -1 follower Elven Blood (half-ogre, halfling, human, gnome only) : +5% magical aptitude, -1 to technological skills Escaped Lunatic (human only) : +25% resistances, -25 reaction, -400 gold Extreme Personality (all) : stronger reactions to presence Factory Escapee (half-orc only) : +1 strength, -350 gold Feral Child (not dwarf, elf, halfling) : +3 dexterity, +1 to prowl and pick pocket, -6 intelligence, -1 to haggle and persuasion, -200 gold Foppish Elf (elf only) : -1 dexterity, +1 perception Frankenstein Monster (half-orc, human male only) : +4 strength, +4 constitution, +30% electrical resistance, +20 poison resistance, -6 dexterity, -20% fire resistance, dialogue penalty, -400 gold Freed Bodyguard (half-ogre only) : -1 intelligence, +100 gold Halfling Orphan (halfling only) : -1 intelligence, +2 to pick pocket Hydrophobic (not elf, half-elf, half-ogre) : +2 to persuasion when not in water; +2 strength, -2 dexterity, -2 intelligence, -2 willpower otherwise Hyperactive (all) : +1 speed, -1 charisma Idiot Savant (not dwarf, elf, halfling, gnome) : +6 intelligence, +3 to gambling skill, -1 strength, -2 dexterity, -1 constitution, -2 willpower, dialogue penalty Inheritance (all) : -1 willpower, +400 gold Lady’s Man (male only) : +6 beauty, -2 strength, -2 dexterity, -2 constitution Mad Doctor (all) : +2 intelligence, +2 perception, +20% electrical resistance, +20% poison resistance, +4 to heal, -1 beauty, -1 charisma, -2 dexterity, -3 constitution Magic Allergy (not elf, half-elf) : +10% technical aptitude, inability to wear magical items Miracle Operation (all) : +5 perception, +3 intelligence, +3 charisma, -5 constitution, -3 strength, -3 dexterity Nature Mage (not dwarf) : +20% magical aptitude on a natural surface, -20% otherwise Nietzsche Poster Child (all) : 10% bonus to experience, more critical failures Night Mage (not dwarf) : +20% magical aptitude at night, -20% otherwise Only Child (all) : +6 willpower, -4 charisma, -2 to haggle and persuasion Professional Knife Tosser (all) : -1 perception, +3 to throwing skill Raised by Elves (human only) : elven chain mail, -1 to technological skills Raised by Monks (all) : +1 perception, -300 gold Raised by Orcs (not dwarf, elf, half-elf) : +2 strength, +2 perception, +1 to all combat skills, -6 charisma Raised by Snake Handlers (all) : +20% poison resistance, -1 beauty Raised in the Pits (all) : +2 strength, +2 dexterity, +1 to all combat skills, -6 intelligence, -300 gold Ran Away with the Circus (all) : +6 strength, -2 intelligence, -3 willpower, -1 perception Rare Half-Ogre Birth (half-ogre only) : +2 intelligence, -1 strength, -1 constitution Sent to Charm School (human female only) : +2 charisma, +1 beauty, -2 strength, -1 intelligence Sheltered Childhood (not dwarf, half-ogre) : +2 intelligence, +2 willpower, +1 perception, -6 strength Sickly (all) : +6 intelligence, -2 strength, -4 constitution, -1 dexterity Sky Mage (not dwarf) : +20% magical aptitude when the sky is visible, -20% otherwise Sold Your Soul (all) : +20% magical aptitude, -20 reaction, -20 alignment Special Person (all) : -2 intelligence, reaction bonus for good deeds Super Model (female only) : +6 beauty, -2 strength, -4 intelligence Suppressed Orcish Looks (half-orc only) : +2 beauty, -2 charisma Technophobia (half-elf, half-orc, halfling, human only) : +1 strength, +1 constitution, inability to pick up technological items Tomboy (female only) : +1 strength, -1 constitution Tough Hide (half-ogre, half-orc only) : +10% damage resistance, -1 charisma Troll Offspring (all) : +2 strength, +2 constitution, +1 dexterity, -4 beauty, -4 charisma Wild Half-Ogre (half-ogre only) : +1 willpower, -1 charisma /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 02.02 RACES | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Dwarf : +1 strength, +1 constitution, +15% technological aptitude, +2 to technological skills, -1 charisma, -1 dexterity, spells twice as expensive to cast Elf : +1 dexterity, +1 willpower, +1 beauty, +15% magical aptitude, -2 constitution, -1 strength, -2 to technological skills Gnome : +2 willpower, +2 to haggle, +10 to negative reactions, -2 constitution Half-Elf : +1 dexterity, +1 beauty, +5% magical aptitude, -1 constitution, -1 to technological skills Half-Orc : +1 strength, +1 constitution, +2 to melee and dodge, +10% poison resistance, -2 beauty, -2 charisma, Half-Ogre : +4 strength, +10% damage resistance, -2 to prowl, -4 intelligence, -1 beauty Halfling : +2 dexterity, +2 to prowl, +1 to dodge, +5% critical hits, -3 strength Human : no modifiers /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 02.03 GENDERS | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Female : +1 constitution, -1 strength Male : no modifiers /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 02.04 NOTES | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ You’ll earn 64 character points during the course of the game (if you reach level 50). If you can get your speed over 20, you’ll go first in every battle. Lock picking and gambling are skills that aren’t very useful unless you put a lot of points into them. Since money isn’t overly important in the game, I’d recommend you skip gambling entirely. Disarm traps and spot traps are fairly useless skills. The traps in the game just aren’t powerful enough to warrant spending character points to avoid them. Ditto for repair. Repairing items is very cheap, and there are enough capable repairers in the game so you shouldn’t have a problem with your equipment. Every combat style other than melee requires ammunition, so it’s a good idea to have a melee weapon -- and some points in the skill -- as a backup option. Technologists need to carry around a lot of doodads to make their skills work. If you want the game to be simpler, then play a magician or a class (melee fighter, thief) that doesn’t require either aptitude. It takes four points to improve a skill by a full rank, so if your chosen race and background don’t give you four points in a skill, you’ll still have to spend 5 character points on it to reach your maximum ability. That is, backgrounds that add skill points are mostly worthless. Also, try to avoid backgrounds that give you an object. You’ll find much better objects as you progress in the game, and it’s better to get bonuses that will always help you, like increased stat points in the right places. If you’re ugly but intelligent, you’ll still be able to talk to people and get (almost) all of the quests. But if you’re stupid and pretty, you won’t. Unlike the Fallout games, it makes almost no difference whether you’re male or female. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 02.05 SUGGESTIONS | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Melee Fighter ------------- Like the strategy tips at the back of the manual suggest, being a melee fighter is the easiest way to play through the game. With full points in strength, dexterity, dodge, and melee -- call it 25 character points -- you can win any battle, and it doesn’t really matter what you do with the other 40 character points. So you can then go for a high aptitude rating, dump points into hit points and fatigue, or go for extra skills. Some possibilities include: The ugly fighter (half-orc, troll offspring) : You’ll only get one follower, but that’s all you’ll need. (Virgil is a good choice because he heals.) You’ll still get all the quests because your intelligence will make up for bad initial reactions. The stupid fighter (half-ogre, raised in the pits) : This is something to try after you’ve played through the game once. The stupid conversation choices are much funnier than the regular ones, but you’ll lose out on many quests. The well-rounded fighter (human or half-elf, hyperactive) : The extra speed will come in handy, and other backgrounds will cost you character points. Magician -------- The important thing here is not to hedge. Just be a magician, and don’t try to build up fighter skills as a backup. You should max out your willpower and dexterity, and you should put points into constitution and intelligence, so that your magician is convenient to play as well as being powerful. Learn all the spells in the force and conveyance colleges, and then pick out other spells that might be useful (like harm and major heal). Note: The bonus to magical aptitude isn’t really important (you should get to 100 anyway), and so elves and half-elves aren’t necessarily the best magician choices. Some possibilities include: The ugly magician (half-orc, only child) : You won’t have many followers, so you should delve into the summoning college and create your own. The persuasive magician (human, bookworm) : If you can’t talk your way out of trouble, then your friends and spells should be able to do the job. Thief ----- As with magicians, don’t try to make a combo class. Get into being a thief and learn skills like backstab, prowl, pick pockets and pick locks, plus the old combat standbys dodge and melee. Then try to find a good, fast weapon and rack up the bonus multipliers by hitting enemies from behind. Some possibilities include: The tech thief (dwarf, beat with an ugly stick) : You’ll need to build your own equipment -- especially with armor, so you can wear something good and still prowl. Learn all the schematics from the smithy college, and also learn charged rings (to negate the dwarf dexterity penalty) from the electricity college. You might also want to consider skipping backstab and making guns your primary weapon. The aptitude-neutral thief (halfling, raised by monks) : Balance the tech skill of picking locks with a few select spells like strength of earth (to negate the halfling strength penalty) and major heal. Then take advantage of the thieving bonuses on magical equipment while still being able to use choice tech items. **************************************************************************** * 03.00 COMPANIONS * **************************************************************************** Chukka ------ Location: Tarant (Bates mansion) Level : 16 Training: None Align : Good Level 50 stats: 26 st, 8 cn, 18 dx, 2 be, 6 in, 16 wp, 9 pe, 8 ch 5 dodge, 5 melee 270 hp, 136 fatigue Notes: You can only add Chukka to your group after exploring the Black Mountain Mines for Bates. You don’t have to be level 16 to get him, but there is some other requirement (and I have no idea what it is). Chukka starts out with 22 strength, and he’s an excellent melee fighter. Dante ----- Location: Black Root (Sour Barnacle) Level : 12 Training: None Align : Good Level 50 stats: 20 st, 11 cn, 18 dx, 8 be, 17 in, 18 wp, 8 pe, 10 ch 5 dodge, 5 melee 5 air spells, 5 force spells, 4 necromantic white spells 164 hp, 144 fatigue Notes: Dante learns spells from the necromantic white, force, and air magic colleges. Dante doesn’t like orcs, and I suspect he won’t join you if you’re a half- orc. Dog (Worthless Mutt) -------------------- Location: Ashbury (next to inn) Level : 12 Training: Melee (apprentice, expert, master) Align : None Level 50 stats: 20 st, 8 cn, 18 dx, 8 be, 8 in, 16 wp, 8 pe, 8 ch 5 dodge, 5 melee 257 hp, 136 fatigue Notes: You have to rescue Dog to get him into your party, but once he joins he won’t count against your follower limit. Dog is an excellent melee fighter. In fact, he’s so good that he might make combat boring if you have him. If Dog is in your party, you won’t be able to ride on trains. Franklin Payne -------------- Location: Black Root Level : 35 Training: None Align : Notes: Payne only shows up in Black Root after you’ve visted T’sen-Ang. He knows the first schematic in each of the tech disciplines, but that probably won’t be very useful by the time you can get him. Gar (Garfield Thelonius Remington III) -------------------------------------- Location: Tarant (H.T. Parnell’s) Level : 10 Training: None Align : Good Notes: You must have at least 2 ranks of persuasion to add Gar to your group. (Talk to him about tea and then talk to Parnell.) Gar is a good melee fighter, but he’s a little picky about body armor. Geoffrey Tarellond-Ashe ----------------------- Location: Ashbury (next to cemetery) Level : 12 Training: None Align : Evil Level 50 stats: 7 st, 20 cn, 15 dx, 8 be, 20 in, 18 wp, 10 pe, 8 ch 3 dodge, 2 melee, 3 backstab 5 fire spells, 4 force spells, 5 necromantic black spells 132 hp, 162 fatigue Notes: You need to be evil to get Geoffrey in your group. Geoffrey learns spells from the fire, force, and necromantic black magic colleges. Jayna Stiles ------------ Location: Dernholm Level : 6 Training: None Align : None Level 50 stats: 8 st, 8 cn, 18 dx, 12 be, 18 in, 8 wp, 20 pe, 8 ch 4 gamble, 5 heal, 5 dodge, 5 melee 4 herbology schematics, 4 therapeutics schematics 140 hp, 128 fatigue Notes: You need a positive technical aptitude to get Jayna to join you. (5 isn’t enough but 11 is.) Jayna creates mixtures from the herbology and therapeutics disciplines. Jormund ------- Location: Qintarra Level : 20 Training: None Align : Level 50 stats: 19 st, 21 cn, 11 dx, 8 be, 20 in, 18 wp, 8 pe, 7 ch 2 heal, 2 dodge, 2 melee 5 fire spells, 5 force spells 158 hp, 164 fatigue Notes: You must solve Wrath’s murder before adding Jormund to your party. Jormund learns spells from the fire and force magic colleges, but he has the dwarven spell fatigue penalty, so he’s not a very useful party member. Loghaire Thunder Stone ---------------------- Location: Wheel Clan (in the Dredge) Level : 35 Training: None Align : Good Level 50 stats: 20 st, 9 cn, 18 dx, 9 be, 8 in, 16 wp, 8 pe, 7 ch 5 dodge, 5 melee 252 hp, 138 fatigue Notes: Getting Loghaire to join is sort of an involved process. First, even before getting to Loghaire, you have to talk to his son Randver about the Stone and the Shape (which requires intelligence). Then, knowing about that, you have to bring it up while talking to Loghaire to get him to come out of exile. Finally, you have to discover what happened to the Black Mountain Clan, and then Loghaire will join. Magnus ------ Location: Tarant (by P. Schuyler & Sons) Level : 8 Training: None Align : Good Level 50 stats: 19 st, 20 cn, 15 dx, 8 be, 13 in, 8 wp, 8 pe, 7 ch 5 dodge, 5 melee 4 smithy schematics, 4 mechanical schematics 210 hp, 152 fatigue Notes: Magnus builds items from the smithy and mechanical disciplines. You must have a positive alignment and be at least level 7 to get him to join you. Perriman Smythe --------------- Location: Tarant (at the Willoughsby residence, after visiting Qintarra) Level : 25 Training: None Align : Notes: Smythe learns spells from the fire, necromantic white, and phantasm magic colleges. Raven ----- Location: Qintarra Level : 32 Training: Bow (expert) Align : Good Level 50 stats: 9 st, 17 cn, 18 dx, 10 be, 17 in, 18 wp, 12 pe, 8 ch 5 bow, 4 dodge, 1 melee 5 water spells, 5 necromantic white spells 140 hp, 155 fatigue Notes: You have to discover what happened to the Black Mountain Clan before Raven will join your group. Raven learns spells from the water and necromantic white magic colleges. Sebastian --------- Location: Tarant (in Boil, after talking to Willoughsby) Level : 30 Training: None Align : Notes: You need to talk to Edward Willoughsby and get him to describe his plans for the Boil before Sebastian will appear. Then you’ll have to kill a gang leader to get him to join. Sebastian learns schematics from the electricity and explosives disciplines. Sogg Mead Mug ------------- Location: Shrouded Hills Level : 2 Training: None Align : None Level 50 stats: 24 st, 8 cn, 18 dx, 7 be, 3 in, 16 wp, 8 pe, 8 ch 5 dodge, 5 melee 266 hp, 136 fatigue Notes: You must have at least 9 charisma to get Sogg in your group. Sogg is an excellent melee fighter. Thorvald Two Stones ------------------- Location: Isle of Despair Level : 23 Training: None Align : None Notes: You must have at least 3 ranks of persuasion to add Thorvald to your group. You must also be at least level 22. Thorvald starts with 21 strength and is an excellent melee fighter. When you reach the Wheel Clan, Thorvald will leave your group when you talk to the guards at the entrance. You can get around this by telling Thorvald to wait when you approach the guards, and then have him join back in after you finish the conversation. Tollo Underhill --------------- Location: Dernholm (in the pit) Level : 30 Training: None Align : Evil Notes: To get Tollo to join, you have to be evil, you have to rescue him from the Dernholm pit, and then you have to shame him into staying in your group. Torian Kel ---------- Location: Ancient Temple Level : 20 Training: None Align : Evil Level 50 stats: 19 st, 8 cn, 18 dx, 9 be, 8 in, 16 wp, 8 pe, 8 ch 5 dodge, 5 melee 252 hp, 136 fatigue Notes: You must be evil, and you must retrieve dragon’s blood for Kel before he’ll join you. If you decide to fight (rather than talk) to get through the final conflict, Kel will leave your group. Virgil ------ Location: Crash Site Level : 1 Training: None Align : None Level 50 stats: 9 st, 8 cn, 18 dx, 8 be, 18 in, 18 wp, 9 pe, 8 ch 3 pick locks, 5 heal, 5 dodge, 5 melee 5 necromantic white spells 182 hp, 138 fatigue Notes: Virgil learns spells from the necromantic white college, plus he picks locks. As long as you don’t garner too high of a technological aptitude, Virgil is useful to have around (otherwise his healing spells will fizzle on you). Virgil is also the most interesting of the companions, and he’ll add the most dialogue as you explore the world. Vollinger --------- Location: Dernholm (King’s Inn & Pub) Level : 15 Training: None Align : None Level 50 stats: 9 st, 6 cn, 20 dx, 8 be, 15 in, 10 wp, 20 pe, 8 ch 4 gamble, 5 prowl, 5 firearms, 5 melee 4 gun smithy schematics, 4 chemistry schematics 154 hp, 126 fatigue Notes: Vollinger learns schematics from the gun smithy and chemistry disciplines. However, he secretly works for the Molochean Hand, and he’ll attempt to betray you eventually. Waromon ------- Location: Bedokaan Village Level : 20 Training: Bow (expert), Melee (expert, master) Align : None Level 50 stats: 20 st, 19 cn, 18 dx, 8 be, 8 in, 12 wp, 20 pe, 8 ch 5 bow, 3 dodge, 5 melee 2 earth spells, 3 fire spells, 2 nature spells 148 hp, 154 fatigue Notes: You must solve the Bedokaan poacher problem peaceably in order to get Waromon. Waromon doesn’t wear body armor or a shield, but his natural hide provides protection. He also seems to avoid two-handed weapons. Weldo Rubin ----------- Location: Gateway to the Wastes Level : 25 Training: Pick locks (expert) Align : Notes: If you’re low on persuasion, then you have to be polite to Weldo when you meet him (and not act surprised that a halfling can be an adventurer) to get him to join your group. Z’an Al’urin ------------ Location: T’sen-Ang Level : 29 Training: Align : Evil Notes: Z’an learns spells from the earth, force, and temporal magic colleges. **************************************************************************** * 04.00 MASTERS AND EXPERTS * **************************************************************************** Backstab -------- Expert : Mr. Black, Tarant Mr. Razzia, Caladon Master : Dr. Edmund Craig, Roseborough There isn’t a quest to receive master training, but Craig will attack you after he’s trained you, and you’ll have to kill him. Bow --- Expert : Elite Bow Captain, Dernholm Master : Kietzel Pierce, Black Root and then Caladon When you find Pierce in Caladon, he’ll offer to train you as a bow master if you can retrieve a bow for him from the Ruins of Szabo. He’ll mark the location on your map, and when you get there you’ll find some bludgeoners plus some skeleton bowmen to kill. The only trick to the area involves some torches you’ll find. Three times in the ruins you’ll come to the end of an area, and the only thing there will be a torch. So just shoot the torch with your bow to move on. In the last room, you’ll find three torches, and in that case you should shoot the one on the right. Then just take the bow back to Pierce to receive your training. Note: The bow is a Bow of Ecclesiastes, which has a long range but a slow speed. If you want to keep the bow and still receive training, you can either steal the bow back from Pierce, or you can tell Pierce that you didn’t find it, and he’ll offer to train you for 2000 gold. Disarm Traps ------------ Expert : Thrayne Iron Heart, Wheel Clan Adam Maxwell, Caladon Jason C. Guy, Roseborough Master : Daniel McPherson, Caladon To get master training, you just have to prove yourself to McPherson. To do that, accept the key that he gives you and then head down through the trap door in his house. You’ll find yourself in a maze of sorts, and all you’ll have to do is walk through all of the tunnels and then go back up the ladder and talk to McPherson. The traps in the maze aren’t any worse than the traps in the rest of the game, so you can simply bite the bullet and walk right through them if you have a competent healer with you. Note: When McPherson trains you he’ll also give you trapmaker spectacles (+2 dexterity, +2 perception) which are pretty nice. Dodge ----- Expert : Herkemer Oggdoddler, Black Root Winde, Qintarra Master : Adkin Chambers, Stillwater To receive master training, Chambers will require you to kill Sir Garrick Stout of Dernholm and return with his eyes. However, Stout is the melee master, and for Chambers’ story to work best, you should do Stout’s quest even if you don’t plan on being a melee master yourself. (See the melee section for information on Stout’s quest.) Once you’ve killed Stout, you may or may not find his eyes on the corpse (it depends on if you talked to Chambers before killing him). You’ll be able to receive master training from Chambers regardless. Also, be sure to talk to Lady Druella to get the cure blindness potion, and then return to Chambers. Take the dialogue option about giving him the eyes, and then give him the potion. You should become a dodge master, and Chambers and Druella should live happily ever after. (You’ll be able to meet them later in Roseborough.) Firearms -------- Expert : Doc Roberts, Shrouded Hills Herkemer Oggdoddler, Black Root Master : William Thorndop, Ashbury When you talk to Thorndop, you should recognize him as the firearms master, but he won’t want to train you. However, after you finish speaking with him a halfling (who looks like a dwarf) will run up to you and deliver a message. If you read the note and talk to Thorndop again, you’ll discover that the Willenbecker gang is after him and that they’ve kidnapped the halfling’s wife to lure him to the barn where they’re waiting. Since Thorndop can’t do anything about the gang, offer to help out and then head east to the barn. You’ll find seven gang members inside, ranging in level from 10 to 30. The gang member to pay the most attention to is the half-ogre in the back. He’s the one guarding / attacking the halfling wife, and so you need to distract him before he kills her. Once the gang is dead, simply head back to Thorndop and convince him to train you. Gamble ------ Apprentice: Langley, Tarant (Bridesdale Inn) Expert : Bartenders Master : Gurin Rockharrow, Tarant (Wellington Gentlemen’s Club) There isn’t a quest here. Just talk to Rockharrow and then gamble with him. Once you’ve won about 20,000 gold (not counting your losses), Rockharrow will declare you to be a master. Note: In earlier versions of the game, triggering the Matt de Cesare quest sometimes “scares” Rockharrow into not talking to you any more. So if you’re playing without any patches, and if you want to get gambling mastery, deal with Rockharrow before dealing with de Cesare. Haggle ------ Expert : Bartenders Master : J.M. Morat, Tarant (Grant’s Tavern) There isn’t a quest here. Just pay Morat 10,000 gold and he’ll train you to be master. Plus he’ll give you his ring of influence (if you haven’t stolen it already). Heal ---- Expert : Gaylin, Shrouded Hills Perriman Smythe, Tarant Herbalists Master : Fawn, Qintarra There isn’t a quest here. As long as you are good enough, Fawn will train you (and give you her amulet, if you haven’t stolen it already). Note that you must have high intelligence to be trained, so if you’ve been using potions of intellect to learn heal, make sure you have one when you talk to Fawn. Melee ----- Expert : Herkemer Oggdoddler, Black Root Master : Sir Garrick Stout, Dernholm The master quests for dodge and melee are related. If you plan to do both, it’s best to talk to the dodge master (and accept his quest) before talking to the melee master. Regardless, to receive master training you have to “rescue” Lady Druella from the Gyr Dolour. (Stout will mark the location on your map.) The Dolour can freeze opponents, but otherwise they’re easy to kill. Once you’ve woken Lady Druella, talk to her and formulate a plan for killing Stout, and then kill Stout after receiving your training. Then be sure to get the cure blindness potion from Lady Druella before leaving. Persuasion ---------- Expert : Madam Lil, Tarant Master : Edward Willoughsby, Tarant Willoughsby will only show up in Tarant after you’ve been to Qintarra. When he does show up, you’ll find him in front of his house. Willoughsby’s quest involves going to Caladon and convincing the king’s advisors that Caladon should join the Unified Kingdom. He’ll give you a dossier describing the ten terms of agreement, and you should read the dossier so you know what to expect. Then go to Caladon and talk to Renard in front of the Castle, and then go inside and stand in front of the podium. (Ignore the lobbyists.) The king’s advisors will ask you about each of the ten terms of agreement from the dossier, and you’ll have to give answers that are good for Tarant. To get the best agreement, simply select the first dialogue option for each question. If Caladon doesn’t agree using those choices, then take a more moderate approach. As long as the agreement favors Tarant Willoughsby will train you, but if you get the best agreement you’ll also earn a reputation as an honorary ambassador for Tarant. Pick Locks ---------- Apprentice: Lloyd Gurloes, Shrouded Hills Expert : Garret Almstead, Black Root Adam Maxwell, Caladon Master : J.T. Morgan, Caladon (in prison) To receive master training, first visit Mrs. R.L. Morgan in Roseborough. If you’re skilled enough at lock picking, she’ll ask you to smuggle J.T.’s lock picks in to him at Caladon’s high security prison (which is part of police headquarters there). You’ll have to pick some locks and possibly kill some guards, but when you get to J.T. and give him his picks, he’ll train you to be master. Pick Pocket ----------- Apprentice: Thieves (but only after discovering the Thieves Underground) Expert : Poone, Tarant Mr. Black, Tarant Master : Sammie White, Tarant (Kensington Park) This is a master quest you might want to skip. The master bonus is worthless, and doing the quest will lower the reaction rating of everyone in Tarant towards you. But if you really want to do it... Trade barbs with Sammie, and then keep talking to him until you can ask what he does for a living. He’ll admit to being a pick pocket, and you should then be able to ask for master training. Sammie will tell you that he doesn’t want money for training you. Instead he’ll ask you to take off your body armor and run up and down Kensington Broadway. So do that and watch all the people make fun of you (and earn the reputation of Pervert of Tarant), and then go back and talk to Sammie. He’ll train you as master. Prowl ----- Expert : Mr. Black, Tarant Mr. Razzia, Caladon Elite Bow Captain, Dernholm Master : Albert Leek, Caladon (Sobbing Onion) The quest here is simply to find the master, Albert Leek, and to do that you have to follow the clues from three notes. You’ll get the first note when you train to be an expert, and it should lead you to the Mushroom Inn, room 4 (in Caladon). There you should find a second note, and it will give you clues to look under the bed, put on the glasses you should find there, and then look at the portrait. You’ll receive a new location on your map -- a Mysterious Location (1586W, 1816S) -- and there, if you travel northeast, you’ll find a hollow tree stump guarded by several brute fangs. Brute fangs are nasty in groups, so be prepared before you go in. In the stump you’ll find the third note, and it will tell you to read the note again by the fireplace in the Mushroom Inn. So go back to the inn, read the note again, and learn that the master is named Albert Leek and can be found at the Sobbing Onion. When you find Leek, he’ll introduce himself as “A.L.” but if you have a couple drinks with him, you’ll eventually recognize who he is, and he’ll give you training (plus a ring of silence). Note that the drinking might lower your prowling skill enough that you’ll have to wait until you’re sober again to train. Also note that it doesn’t appear as if you really have to get the notes. Once you get expert training you can just walk right up to Leek to train with him. Repair ------ Expert : Mellin Bungerton, Tarant (Boil) Garret Almstead, Black Root Junk dealers Master : Hieronymous Maxim, Caladon To get master training, you need to prove that Maxim’s heavier-than-air machines actually worked. To do that, just give him the camera from the crash site. Spot Traps ---------- Expert : Herkemer Oggdoddler, Black Root Vegard Molten Flow, Wheel Clan Master : Frederick T. Fitzgerald, Tarant You’ll have to prove yourself to Fitzgerald by retrieving the Staff of K’an T’au from the Castle of S’nel N’fa. The castle is full of traps, of course, but since you should be skilled at spotting traps (and probably disarming them as well), it shouldn’t be too difficult for you to work your way to the back of the castle, kill K’an T’au, and then get his staff from the chest in the room. (The trap door there just leads out of the castle.) Then just return to Fitzgerald to receive training. Throw ----- Expert : Lianna Pel Dar, Dernholm Theo Brightstart, Ashbury Master : Clarissa Shalmo, Black Root Shalmo will ask you to retrieve Azram’s Star from K’na Tha, and this quest will go essentially the same as the bow master quest: you’ll have to kill things using ranged attacks, and you’ll have to shoot out torches when you run into a dead end. If you don’t like trial and error, then the correct choices are: middle torch, right torch, unlit torch, left torch, left branch (of the purple intersection), middle torch, middle torch. That will take you to the final area, where you’ll find Azram’s Star in an altar. Then just shoot the nearby torch to be taken back to the world map. Note that you can’t complete this quest using the aerial decapitator. It doesn’t have enough range. So if that’s your weapon of choice, be sure to bring along a boomerang or something to shoot out torches. (You can find a boomerang in K’na Tha.) **************************************************************************** * 05.00 EQUIPMENT * **************************************************************************** This section includes statistics for interesting and useful items. You can use it to see what might be available in the game, or to see what tech college might be best for you. Most objects in the game load in random locations, but there are some trends: all schematics seem to load in appropriate shops, and all magic items seem to load at gypsies -- provided you’re patient and keep looking for them there. Other items load in particular places or have an excellent chance to load in a particular place, and for those items I’ve listed a location as well as statistics. Notation: * The item is guaranteed to be at the location. + The item is sometimes at the location. M The item is magical. T The item is technical. N The item is neither magical nor technical. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 05.01 NECKLACES | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Amulet of K’nan-el (M): (+4) constitution @ Worn by Fawn, Qintarra* Amulet of N’Tala (M): (+1) strength, (+1) constitution, (+100%) healing rate @ Worn by Myrth, Stillwater* Charming Medallion (M): MR (10) @ Worn by Ristezze, Shrouded Hills* The Finger of Mannox (N): Bonus to crit hits, PR 20, +1 willpower, +2 melee @ Hadrian’s collection at the First Panarii Temple, Caladon* Jewel of Hebe (N): +2 beauty, +1 charisma @ Panarii Temple, Tarant* Lucky Medallion (N): +2 gambling @ Worn by Poone vagrant, Tarant* Medallion of Beauty (M): (+2) beauty @ Tarant (Closed) Sewers+ Worn by woman in King’s Inn & Pub, Dernholm* Worn by wandering woman, Black Root* Worn by woman at the Roseborough Inn, Roseborough* Inside the innkeepers’ chest at the Roseborough Inn, Roseborough* Ancient Maze+ Lair of Bellerogrim+ Medallion of Silence (M): +2 prowling @ Elven Ruins* Pelojian’s Amulet (N): +40 MR @ Tulla* /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 05.02 RINGS | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Arcane Ring (M): PR (20), FR (20), ER (20), MR (20) @ Worn by female innkeeper, Roseborough* Charged Ring (T): +2 dexterity Charmed Ring (M): PR 5, FR 5, ER 5, MR 5 @ Sorcerous beast lair, Isle of Despair* Fated Ring (M): +5 crit hit, +1 gambling @ Barach’s Magerium, Tarant+ Magick Ring (M): PR 10, FR 10, ER 10, MR 10 @ Uncharted Cave* Mystic Ring (M): PR (15), FR (15), ER (15), MR (15) Ring of Concealment (N): +2 prowl @ Worn by Gildor Nightwalk, Stillwater* Ring of Influence (M): (+3) beauty, (+3) charisma @ Worn by J.T. Morat, Tarant (Grant’s Tavern)* Ring of Poison Resistance (M): AC (10), PR (20) @ Forbidden Pit* Ring of Protection (M): AC (10) Ring of Virility (N): +2 constitution @ Worn by Mr. Franklin, Tarant* /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 05.03 FOUND SCHEMATICS | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Automaton @ 12 Trellis Way, Ashbury* Blade Launcher: D30-60, FT 5-15, RNG 15, B 6, SP 1 Bronwyck’s Gun: D 1-4, FT 1-8, FD 1-25, RNG 10, F 2, SP 6 @ Shades Beach, Isle of Despair* Charged Accelerator Gun: D 1-15, FT 1-3, RNG 15, B 3, 8 SP Charged Sword: D 3-12, FT 3-9, ED 1-20, SP 10 Compound Bow: D 5-18, FT 3-9, RNG 15, A 1, SP 6 Droch’s Warbringer: D 20-40, FT 1-10, ED 10-10, RNG 15, B 1, SP 8 @ Vendigroth Ruins* Electro-Armor (medium): AC 18, DR 45, FR 10, ER 65, NP -80 Elixir of Hypnotic Suggestion @ Tarant (Closed) Sewers* Envenomed Axe: D 1-12, FT 1-9, PD 20-40, 5 SP Envenomed Sword: D 1-8, FT 1-4, PD 10-35, 8 SP Flow Disruptor Shield: AC 30, MR 30 Goggled Helmet: AC 6, DR 9, +3 perception Grenade Launcher: D 1-4, RNG 15, FD, 2-20, B 1, SP 1 Machined Plate Mail: AC 25, DR 45, PR 20, FR 20, ER -10, NP -90 @ Grey King’s chest, Wheel Clan (the Dredge)* Mechanized Gun: D 1-30, FT 1-5, RNG 15, B 6, SP 20 Miner’s Helmet: AC 15 Necromizer @ Stonecutter Clan (laboratory)* Potion of Paralysis @ Half-ogre Island* Pyrotechnic Axe: D 1-12, FT 1-9, FD 30-50, SP 5 @ Tarant (Open) Sewers* Pyrotechnic Bow: D 1-10, FT 2-5, RNG 20, FD 5-20, SP 8 @ Black Mountain Mines forge* Reanimator @ Shades Beach, Isle of Despair* Rifled Cannon: D 10-30, FT 5-20, RNG 15, B 5, SP 2 Tesla Gun: ED 10-80, RNG 0, BA 4, SP 1 Telsa Rod: ED 10-40, RNG 0, BA 1, SP 5 Vendigrothian War Gauntlets: AC 15, D 15 @ Vendigroth Ruins* Vivifier: Permanent +1 to all attributes @ Vendigroth Ruins* /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 05.04 OFFERINGS | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Black Diamond @ Ancient Maze (on the ground)* Bangellian Deeps (on ground)* Caladon Castle (in upstairs guest room)* Bone Dagger @ Carried by Krag Berserkers, Caladon (old sewers)* Carried by orc bandits (in random encounters) Carried by bone butchers, Caladon (catacombs)+ Geode @ Stonecutter Clan (on ground)* Next to Kaitan’s altar, Gorgoth Pass* Heartstone @ Bedokaan Village (on ground north of pit)* Bedokaan Village (on ground north of Kan Kerai)* Bedokaan Village (on ground southeast of Kan Kerai)* Lava Rock @ Black Mountain Mines (on ground)* Li’tani @ Elven Trader, Ashbury (for sale)* Olive Branch @ Wheel Clan garden* Passion Root @ Near Qintarra (on ground)+ Stillwater (next to Geshtianna’s altar)* Wheel Clan (in garden)* Reaper’s Axe @ Gypsies (for sale) /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 05.05 WEAPONS | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Aerial Decapitator (N): D 20-40, RNG 8, SP 12 @ Worn by Old Blind Master, Old Blind Master’s House* Arcane Axe (M): D 3-14 (+20), FT 2-10 (+9) @ Worn by cursed paladin, Bangellian Deeps* Arcane Bow (M): D 1-10 (+8), FT 2-5, RNG 20, SP 8 Arcane Dagger (M): D 1-6 (+12), FT 1-2 (+4), SP 17 Arcane Great Sword (M): D 4-16 (+16), FT 3-11 (+16), mana +20, SP 8 @ The Bog* Arcane Staff (M): D 1-8, FT 3-12 (+24), 80 mana, SP 8 Arcane Sword (M): D 1-8 (+16), FT 1-4 (+8), mana +16, SP 10 @ Worn by Stringy Pete, Stringy Pete’s Cove* Azram’s Star (M): D 1-10 (+20), FT 1-3, RNG 20, SP 16 @ K’na Tha* Balanced Sword (T): D 3-12, FT 3-9, SP 18 @ Caladon armory (under guardhouse near Shoreline Park)* Bow of Ecclesiastes (M): D 1-10, FT 2-5, TH (+30), RNG 15 (+50) @ Ruins of Szabo* Charged Axe (T): D 1-12, FT 1-9, ED 20-30, SP 5 @ Worn by Sebastian, Tarant Boil* Clarington Rifle (T): D 1-15, FT 1-10, RNG 15, B 1, SP 8 @ Worn by Albert, Tulla* @ Worn by Edward Willenbecker, Ashbury (firearms master quest)* Elephant Gun (T): D 20-50, FT 1-15, RNG 15, B 2, SP 4 @ Worn by Robert Milton, Poachers’ Camp (Bedokaan quest)* Ellumyn’s Bow (M): D 10-20, (+50 crit hit vs. animals), RNG 20, SP 20 @ Quest reward from Ellumyn, Qintarra* Feather Weight Axe (T): D 1-16, FT 3-11, SP 12 @ Wheel Clan smith (for sale)* Hand Cannon (T): D 5-20, FT 1-10, RNG 12, B 1, SP 13 @ Worn by Sammie White, Tarant* Iron Clan Hammer (T): D 15-35, FT 1-8, TH 5, FD 1-5, SP 10, indestructible @ Iron Clan* Kryggird’s Falchion (N): D 35-50, FT 10-20, TH 20, SP 15 @ The Void* Large Bore Vendigrothian Rifle (T): D 2-25, FT 1-7, RNG 15, B 1, SP 5 @ Vendigroth Ruins* Looking Glass Rifle (T): D 10-30, FT 1-15, TH 20, RNG 25, B 1, SP 1 @ Carried by William Thorndop, Ashbury* Mechanized Dagger (T): D 2-12, FT 1-6, SP 15 @ Carried by Sammie White, Tarant* Mechanized Gun (T): D 1-30, FT 1-5, RNG 15, B 6, SP 20 @ Worn by one of Captain Wheeler’s men, Tarant (Donn Throgg quest)* Power Axe (T): D 5-18, FT 3-11 @ Worn by Orc Activist, Tarant (Donn Throgg quest)* Worn by Bludgeoner, Ruins of Szabo* Repeater Rifle (T): D 5-12, FT 1-8, RNG 15, B 2, SP 19 @ Worn by Hieronymous Maxim, Caladon* Staff of Xoranth (M): D 1-4, FT 2-9, TH (25), SP 8 (+25) @ Carried by Jormund (quest reward)* Sword of Air (M): D 5-20, FT 1-5, (weight 20), SP 12 Sword of Baltar (M): D 15-25, FT 5-15 @ Worn by Lianna Pel Dar, Dernholm* Staff of Xoranth (M): D 1-4, FT 2-9, TH (25), SP 38 @ Quest reward from Jormund, Qintarra* Torian Kel’s Ancestral Sword (M): D 10-25 (+10), FT 1-4, TH 10 (+21), SP 10 (+20) @ Worn by the Bane of Kree, the Void* /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 05.06 ARMOR | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Arcane Gauntlets (M): AC (5), DR 5 (+5) @ Carried by dead ogre, Caladon new sewers* Arcane Helmet (M): AC 10 (+10), DR 12 (+8), PE -1 @ Worn by Stringy Pete, Stringy Pete’s Cove* Arcane Leather Armor (M): AC 9 (+20), DR 16 (+20), FR 5 (+20), PR (20) Arcane Platemail (M): AC 15 (+10), DR 36 (+10), MR (10), FR 10 (+10), PR (10) Arcane Robes (M): AC 3, DR 3, other resistances +50 Arcane Shield (M): AC 10 (+16), FR 2 (+16) @ Worn by Stringy Pete, Stringy Pete’s Cove* Basic Mechanized Plate (T): AC 20, DR 30, FR 10, ER -20, NP -80 @ 12 Trellis Way, Ashbury* Caladon Crusading Chain (M): AC 14, DR 25, FR 5, ER -5, NP -25, +1 strength, +1 constitution, +1 dexterity, +1 beauty, bonus to reaction @ Caladon armory (under guardhouse near Shoreline Park)* Charmed Helmet (M): AC 10 (+4), DR 12 (+2), PE -1 Creep Armor (M): AC 10, DR 5, FR 5, NP -10 (+15) Dark Helm (M): AC 6, DR 9, PE -1, Magical Aptitude 20, Alignment -20 @ On the Lord of the Damned, Haunted Castle, Tarant* Dread Armor (M): AC 19 (+31), DR 5, FR (5), NP -20 Dwarven Chainmail (T): AC 14, DR 27, FR 10, ER -20, NP -20 @ Wheel Clan smith (for sale)* Dwarven Platemail (T): AC 17, DR 40, FR 15, ER -20, NP -80 @ Wheel Clan smith (for sale)* Elite Plate (T): AC 20, DR 40, FR 30, NP -35 Elven Boots (M): DR 5, NP (25) @ Gideon Laier, T’sen-Ang Eye Gear (T): +2 perception @ Black Mountain Mines forge* Feather-weight Chainmail (T): AC 13, DR 24, FR 5, ER -10, NP -25 Fleet Helm (N): AC 2, DR 10, NP 10 @ worn by magical smith, Caladon* Flow Disruptor Shield (T): AC 30, MR 30 @ Worn by Sebastian, Tarant Boil* Helmet of Strength (N): AC 2, DR 15, PE -1 @ Worn by clerk, Tarant (Castleman’s General Store)* Helmet of Vision (T): AC 3, DR 7 Iron Clan Armor (T): AC 45, DR 50, PR 30, FR 30, NP -20 (small size) @ Iron Clan*
Machined Plate Mail (T): AC 25, DR 45, PR 20, FR 20, ER -10, NP -90 @ Worn by Albert, Tulla* Worn by Edward Willenbecker, Ashbury (firearms master quest)* Mechanized Gauntlets (T): AC 5, DR 7, D 15 @ Black Mountain Mines forge* Worn by Lianna Pel Dar, Dernholm* Worn by blacksmith, Ashbury (Ashbury Premium Armature)* Miner’s Helmet (T): AC 15, provides light @ Vegard Molten Flow, Wheel Clan (quest reward)* Regenerative Jacket (T): AC 10, DR 5, FR 5, NP -20, accelerates healing @ Worn by Sebastian, Tarant Boil* Shield of Force (M): AC 30, ED 1-10 to attacker @ Worn by Gideon Laier, T’sen-Ang* Tempered Shield (T): AC 30, DR 10 @ Carried by Richard Leeks, Stillwater* Trapmaker Spectacles (N): +2 dexterity, +2 perception @ Daniel McPherson, Caladon (master quest reward)* Vendigrothian Padded Leather Gauntlets (T): AC 4, D 2 @ Vendigroth Ruins* /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 05.07 MISCELLANEOUS | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Kathorn Crystal @ Black Mountain Mines throne room* Ancient Shipwreck (at night, on the skeletons)* Lock Picks: +5% lock picking @ Character creation store* Wolf Cave* Junk dealers, general stores Mithril Ore @ Wheel Clan smith (for sale)* Grey King’s chest, Wheel Clan (the Dredge)* Stonecutter Clan (storage room)* **************************************************************************** * 06.00 LOCATIONS * **************************************************************************** /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 06.01 CITIES | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Ashbury (505W, 978S) Black Root (1097W, 1442S) Caladon (1605W, 1828S) Dernholm (1236W, 1653S) Qintarra (1545W, 658S) Roseborough (1750W, 1516S) Shrouded Hills (1409W, 1317S) Stillwater (1189W, 755S) Tarant (972W, 1029S) Wheel Clan (953W, 668S) /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 06.02 PASSES | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Gorgoth Pass (1500W, 1443S) Hardin’s Pass (1288W, 714S) Gateway to the Wastes (466W, 742S) /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 06.03 QUEST AREAS | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Arbalah’s House (1451W, 1304S) The Bangellian Deeps (1180W, 289S) The Bedokaan Village (1180W, 315S) The Black Mountain Mines (1308W, 955S) Boat Landing on Thanatos (628W, 1594S) Dungeon of the Dragon Pool (993W, 790S) The Castle S’nel N’fa (1385W, 643S) Elven Ruins (711W, 1023S) Falcon’s Ache (1627W, 565S) Half-ogre Island (923W, 1698S) The House of Maximillian (320W, 838S) Isle of Despair (323W, 877S) K’na Tha (1435W, 616S) Kree (636W, 1204S) A Lair of Gyr Dolours (1182W, 1583S) Lethe Wyvern Sighting (1580W, 1010S) Liam’s Workshop (1179W, 1466S) Mysterious Ruins of the Wastes (474W, 694S) A Mysterious Location (1586W, 1816S) Nasrudin’s Resting Place (722W, 1892S) The Pit of Fires (1365W, 937S) The Place of Lost Voices (1321W, 830S) The Poacher’s Camp (1205W, 277S) Razors Pointe (1505W, 1772S) The Ruby Glade (794W, 211S) Ruins of Szabo (1028W, 1325S) Secret Entrance to the Iron Clan (1514W, 1185S) Shades Beach (346W, 827S) Simon Fahrkus’ Shack (1450W, 1325S) Stonecutter Clan (1344W, 886S) Stringy Pete’s Cove (682W, 1341S) Stringy Pete’s Treasure (807W, 1341S) Thieves’ Cave (1550W, 1536S) T’sen-Ang (1506W, 297S) Torin Quarry (1419W, 1101S) Vendigroth Ruins (308W, 587S) Vooriden (871W, 1193S) The Williamson Homestead (509W, 1114S) The Women’s Camp (268W, 824S) /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 06.04 OTHER AREAS | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Ancient Maze (1367W, 1585S) Ancient Ruins (1755W, 1480S) Ancient Shipwreck (499W, 892S) Ancient Temple (776W, 920S) The Bog (1075W, 515S) Bolo’s Altar (1626W, 1636S) Broken Cathedral (1627W, 1207S) The Cold Place (1611W, 1415S) Crash Site (1452W, 1292S) Dark Elf Camp (345W, 650S) The Fan Graveyard (1060W, 809S) Forbidden Pit (831W, 1033S) Kerlin’s Altar (882W, 423S) The Lair of Bellerogrim (769W, 839S) The Lair of Bogaroth (640W, 1765S) Land Bridge (720W, 1886S) Old Blind Master’s House (750W, 556S) Old Lagoon (1695W, 1319S) Secret Village (1320W, 181S) Small Camp (1261W, 479S) Small Pond (1595W, 882S) Strange Ceremony (1373W, 706S) Strange Pond (618W, 528S) Torg’s Altar (1215W, 1139S) Uncharted Cave (1048W, 695S) Village of the Ashlag Tribe (744W, 1702S) Vollinger’s Meeting Place (1230W, 982S) Wolf Cave (1230W, 1530S) **************************************************************************** * 07.00 ANCIENT GODS / ALTARS QUEST * **************************************************************************** The Ancient Gods quest is a way for you to improve your character -- perhaps drastically -- during the course of the game. But it isn’t an official quest, and it won’t show up in your quest log. It involves making offerings to the 12 ancient gods -- and doing so in the correct order. If you talk to Aldous T. Buxington at the Tarant University, he’ll give you a book with information about the gods, and he’ll also point you to a mural showing the relationships between the gods. The book and the mural provide all the information you need to complete the quest, but if you don’t want to puzzle it out on your own, then keep reading. The next two sections include information about the gods and the correct ordering for the ultimate blessing. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 07.01 THE GODS | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ The Noble Lesser Gods --------------------- Ter’el, Elven God of Wisdom Location: Falcon’s Ache Offering: Li’tani Blessing: +1 perception, +4 bow skill Geshtianna, Human Goddess of Love Location: Stillwater Offering: Passion Root Blessing: +1 beauty The Neutral Lesser Gods ----------------------- Alberich, Dwarven God of Stone Location: Wheel Clan Offering: Lava Rock Blessing: +1 strength Makaal, Bedokaan God of the Hunt Location: Bedokaan Village Offering: Heartstone Blessing: +1 dexterity Bolo, Halfling God of Thieves Location: Bolo’s Altar Offering: Any Ring Blessing: +4 pick locks, +4 pick pockets Kerlin, Gnome God of Gold Location: Kerlin’s Altar Offering: Mnura Coin Blessing: +4 haggle, +4 persuasion The Darker Lesser Gods ---------------------- Shakar, Orcish God of War Location: Kree Offering: Bone Weapon (bone dagger or reaper’s axe) Blessing: +4 dodge, +4 melee Torg, Ogre God of Heart Location: Torg’s Altar Offering: Ruby Blessing: +1 constitution Greater Gods ------------ Halcyon, God of Truth Location: Vooriden Offering: Olive Tree Branch Blessing: +2 willpower, +2 perception, +4 spot traps, +4 heal Moorindal, God of Shadows Location: Ancient Temple Offering: Black Diamond Blessing: +8 backstab, +4 prowling, +4 melee Kaitan, God of Balance Location: Gorgoth Pass Offering: Geode Blessing: +1 beauty, +1 charisma, +4 bow All-Father ---------- Velorien Location: Vendigroth Ruins Offering: Yourself (just walk onto the platform) Blessing: +100 hit points, +100 fatigue, +12 melee, +12 dodge, +12 pickpocket, +12 firearms, +12 persuasion, +4 dexterity, +30 damage resistance, +30 magic resistance Note: Some skills might not appear as if they received the full benefit of the blessing. This happens when the associated attribute value is lower than it should be for the skill level. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 07.02 THE ORDER | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ You can pick out any single lesser god and get its blessing by making the correct offering, but in order to accumulate blessings and eventually receive Velorien’s blessing, you need to make offerings in the following order: First Circle ------------ Ter’el, Makaal, Alberich, Geshtianna, and then Halcyon Second Circle ------------- Torg, Bolo, Kerlin, Shakar, and then Moorindal Third Circle ------------ Alberich, Makaal, Kerlin, Bolo, and then Kaitan Final Blessing -------------- Velorien Every time you get a blessing from a greater god, you’ll lose the blessings of the first four gods in the circle, and when you receive Velorien’s blessing, you’ll lose the blessings of the greater gods. However, you can stop making offerings at any point and keep the blessings you have. So you might want to stop before reaching Kaitan or Velorien so you can keep the strength and dexterity bonuses from Alberich and Makaal in the third circle. **************************************************************************** * 08.00 FATE POINTS * **************************************************************************** Fate points aren’t really critical to finishing the game, but they certainly are convenient. If you have lots of followers, then the best place to use them is probably to force good reactions from your followers, so they don’t get mad at you and leave. It’s also useful sometimes to use a fate point to guarantee a success at picking a pocket or picking a lock. Listed below are some of the situations where you can get fate points: -- Convincing the bridge thieves to leave (Shrouded Hills). -- Killing the bridge thieves (Shrouded Hills). -- Freeing Gar from H.T. Parnell’s (Tarant). -- Exploring the tunnel under the Bates mansion (Tarant). -- Killing Gilbert Bates (Tarant). -- Delivering Gilbert Bates’ journal to Cedric Appleby (Tarant). -- Convincing Loghaire to end his exile (Wheel Clan). -- Killing the Stillwater Giant (Stillwater). -- Discovering the journal on Half-ogre Island (Caladon). -- Freeing the half-ogres (T’sen-Ang). -- Discovering the journal of St. Mannox and relating its contents to Alexander (Caladon). -- Curing Cynthia Wit of lycanthropy (Caladon). -- Convincing Donn Throgg to work with Councilman Babcock (Tarant). -- Convincing Donn Throgg to attack Captain Wheeler (Tarant). -- Killing Donn Throgg (Tarant). (This is worth 2 fate points.) -- Repairing the Altar to Halcyon (Vooriden). -- Solving Wrath’s “murder” (Qintarra). -- Betraying the Bedokaan lizards to the poachers (Bedokaan Village). -- Curing Adkin Chambers of blindness (Stillwater). -- Killing everyone in Stillwater (Stillwater). -- Assassinating King Farad for Heinrich Jenks (Caladon). (You’ll get the fate point when you return to Jenks.) -- Killing the Schuylers with Magnus (Tarant). (You’ll need to first agree to make a deal with the Schuylers, then tell Magnus to think about it, and then attack.) -- Stealing the idol at Kree without killing anybody (Kree). **************************************************************************** * 09.00 GAMEPLAY TIPS * **************************************************************************** You can put any objects you want into your hotkey slots, so it’s useful to keep some slots available for large inventory objects (like armor) so you can carry more items around. Tarant makes a good hub for your adventures. There is a gypsy there to identify your objects, and the junk dealer will buy most anything and is a capable repairer. The best two things to buy at the character creation shop: lockpicks and a fine steel dagger. Don’t use trash bins to store your objects. They get emptied periodically. Do use trash bins to “throw away” objects you don’t want your party members to pick up. The easiest way to hear all the rumors for a town is to talk to a bartender. You can get into a conversation loop and keep asking for rumors until there are no more to hear. If you need to pick up a large object, but you don’t have enough room in your inventory and you can’t tell how big the object is (and therefore don’t know how much room to create), try to pick up the object, and when that fails, drop an object. You’ll create a “junk pile” with the large object, and you’ll be able to see how big it is. If you click on the sign or plaque identifying a building, the name of the building will appear on the area map. If you wear heavy gloves, they’ll adversely affect your pick pocketing skill. Save your game before entering bars. Patrons will randomly bet you 500 gold on trivia questions, insult you, ignore you, or even attack you. When traveling on the world map, you can set waypoints any place on the map, not just on known locations. To identify an object using a scroll: select the scroll, move it to the hand icon on the right side of the inventory screen, and then select the item you want to identify. At several points in the game, you’ll receive a note or a book, and a quest will only be triggered once you read the item. So even if you’ve played through the game once, be sure to read everything that comes your way. Non-obvious items you should hang onto: shovel, kathorn crystal, Molochean Hand amulet, mithril, scroll of shrink, offerings for the altars quest. **************************************************************************** * 10.00 WALKTHROUGH * **************************************************************************** This section contains a walkthrough for Arcanum. The goal is to allow you to do as many quests as possible, and see as many things as possible, but stay on the side of good when there are conflicting options. (I’ll touch on some evil activities, but the story doesn’t work as well when you take the evil path, and performing evil acts has overly negative consequences, like turning towns against you.) For the most part I’m assuming characters have average intelligence and charisma, but don’t be surprised if your game doesn’t go exactly as I’ve described. That’s part of the beauty of Arcanum, that no two games are exactly alike. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.01 CRASH SITE | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Let VIRGIL join your group and then search the area around the wreck. There are a few useful things you should find -- the matchbook and passport on PRESTON RADCLIFFE’s body, the camera on ISAAC ZAPRUDER’s body, and the note on WILHEMINA CARPENTER’s body -- plus some other gadgets that you can sell later. You should also find the wreckage of one of the planes that shot down the zeppelin. Note that an ogre was piloting the plane, and that the plane came from Maxim’s Machinery in Caladon. “Ah. Something isn’t quite right about all this.” -- Virgil Continue exploring and kill the wolves, boars and little warriors you run into. If you’re confident you can take on the enemies yourself, tell Virgil to back off (F5) so you can get more experience. On the northeastern edge of the area, on the far side of the lake, you should find a cave. Inside the cave are some sewer rats that you should have no trouble killing, plus some more gadgets to pick up, plus a spirit to talk to. The spirit is CHARLES BREHGO, and he’ll tell you how an evil wizard named ARBALAH cursed him and his friend. Agree to kill the wizard to break the curse. Then exit the cave, finish exploring the crash site if you need to, and head southeast. Eventually you’ll come to a shrine with an inscription on it. Conveniently, the inscription is the prophecy that Virgil couldn’t quite remember before: “And his spirit shall be reborn on wings of fire in hills shrouded in fog.” After Virgil says his bit, save your game. Once you walk a little past the shrine, you’ll be approached by a hooded man. The man is a bad guy, and if you let Virgil do the talking, he’ll scare the man away. However, if you do the talking, you can provoke the man to fight and pick up some extra experience. So try fighting first, and if that doesn’t work let Virgil talk. If you kill the man, notice that he was wearing the same sort of amulet as the ogre pilot. (It’s a Molochean Hand amulet.) A little past the confrontation, you’ll finally be able to access the world map. Virgil will tell you about it, and you can also tell by the blue globe that shows up on the upper left part of the interface (assuming you’re not in fullscreen mode). Don’t go to Shrouded Hills yet; instead go to Arbalah’s House. Notice the two fresh graves outside the house, and then go in to talk to Arbalah. (If it’s night you’ll have to wait for morning.) Arbalah will give you a different story than Brehgo, that Brehgo and his partner SIMON FAHRKUS killed his family and stole his holy artifact. Arbalah is the one telling the truth, so agree to help him get his artifact back, and then go back to talk to Brehgo. Inform Brehgo that you talked to Arbalah, but then lie to him and say that Arbalah will lift the curse if he gives back the artifact. Brehgo will take about two seconds to give up his partner and point out the location of his shack on your map. So exit the cave and head for the shack, but don’t tell Brehgo you lied to him when you leave. At the shack, you can kill Fahrkus, rob him, or lie to him to get the artifact. It doesn’t matter which you do, but killing him gives the most experience, so try doing that first. Then take the artifact back to Arbalah and receive a blessing (+5 reaction) in reward. “I do have something to give you, something of immeasurable value. I bestow my blessing upon you.” -- Arbalah Now, if you’re feeling particularly evil, you can kill Arbalah and then talk to Brehgo again to finish Brehgo’s quest. You’ll get the reward for the quest, plus you’ll be able to keep Arbalah’s blessing. Then proceed to Shrouded Hills. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.02 SHROUDED HILLS | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ ______ ____ | | | | _ North | | ____ ____ | | /| | | | | | | |____| / |______| | | | | ____ Mine |____| |____| | | | | Herbalist |____| ____ | | | | ______ |____| | | ____ _ | | | | |_| ____ ____ ____ ________ |______| | | | | | | | | | | Percival |____| | | | | | | |________| Toone |____| |____| |____| Doc Shop Smith Ristezze ______ ____ ____ | | | | | | | | | | | | o | | |____| |____| |______| Jongle Bank ______ Temple Dunne | | |__ | | | | | |___| Inn /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ If it’s dark, sleep until morning so you can see the town better. Then talk to SHERIFF OWENS. He’ll give you a little background information on Shrouded Hills and the BESSIE TOONE mine, and then he’ll tell you that the only exit from the town, a bridge to the northeast, has been blocked by brigands. Agree to help him get rid of the brigands. Then head north and talk to the gnome. He’ll claim to be WILLIAM RADCLIFFE, but he’s lying. So don’t give him the ring, and don’t worry if the encounter seems incomplete. You’ll run into him again later. Now head west and enter RISTEZZE’s shop. Talk to Ristezze and show him the ring. If you want to make some extra money, take the following dialogue options: ask who G.B. is, ask who else might know who the owner is, say it was given to you by a victim of a blimp crash, and then say you’re the only survivor. Ristezze will give you 50 gold. Also, you can sell the ring by asking how much it is worth, and Ristezze will give you 150 more gold. “Ristezze is a business man, but he has a heart as well.” -- Ristezze Now you can ask Ristezze about P. Schuyler & Sons. He’ll decide that he needs something back for the information, and he’ll ask for a camera or an item of Bessie Toone’s. The camera is actually useful for something else later in the game, so hang onto it and get back to Ristezze when you find something of Bessie Toone’s. Then wander around the town, talk to everybody, and sell the stuff you found at the crash site. (The general store gives better prices than Ristezze, so start there.) You’ll come across several quests: -- DOC ROBERTS will ask you to help him defend the bank against the Bowen gang. (The magical reward is a sword, the tech reward is a gun, and the indecisive reward is an axe.) -- LLOYD GURLOES (the blacksmith) will ask you for pure ore. -- GAYLIN (the herbalist) will ask you to find an elven amulet called N’Tala. -- JONGLE DUNNE will ask you to destroy the town’s steam engine. -- PERCIVAL TOONE (western house) will ask you to free his mother’s ghost. -- JACOB BENS (in the inn) will ask you to rob the bank. Accept all of the quests except for robbing the bank. That’s the kind of quest that can get the whole town after you, even if you do it right. “There’s a conspiracy here at Shrouded Hills, a dark plan full of mystery and intrigue.” -- Jongle Dunne There are also two things of interest at the inn. SOGG MEAD MUG is there, and he’ll join your group if your charisma is over 8. And ELDER JOACHIM’s room is at the back. When you go there you’ll find two dead assassins and a note. The note will tell you to look for a telegram when you get to Tarant. The easiest place to go from here is the mine, so head west and find it at the western end of town. Inside you’ll find some spiders and wolves to kill, a sprocket with “...groth” written on it (save it for later), plus maybe some pure ore if you’re lucky. If you’re not lucky, you’ll either have to make some yourself (or have Magnus make it for you if he joins your group in Tarant), find it lying around somewhere, or get some in the mine (in Bessie’s room) after you put Bessie to rest. The blacksmith will make a fine steel dagger for you when you give him the ore. Also in the mine, on the western side, you’ll find Bessie Toone’s ghost. If you click on her you’ll hear her mumble about “Sara, my dear Sarah” which is a clue about why she’s there. Also in the room you should find a metal can, and inside you can pick up one of Bessie’s boots (for Ristezze). So head back to town. When you talk to Percival he’ll let you know that Sarah is his sister and that he doesn’t like her very much. He’ll also let it slip that Sarah is living in Dernholm and that the new owners of the mine are living in Tarant. Then talk to Ristezze and give him Bessie’s boot. He’ll let you know that P. Schuyler & Sons is located at 44 Devonshire Way in Tarant, and he’ll mark Tarant on your map. (The sheriff can also mark Tarant on your map, once you have a reason to go there.) If you want, immediately buy back the boot for a few coins. You’ll be able to sell it for a profit later. Then save your game and talk to Doc Roberts next to the bank. If it’s daylight then the robbery will start right away, and you’ll have to do some fighting. Otherwise you’ll have to wait for morning. Once you do get to defend the bank, you’ll find three robbers inside. Sometimes Doc will help you in the battle and it will go easily, and sometimes he’ll get stuck at the door and you’ll have more work to do. Depending upon how you’ve been developing your character, the battle still might be easy, but if you have problems, keep trying. When the robbers are dead, loot their bodies for some good stuff, and be sure to talk to Doc to get your reward. Depending on what you said to him before, you’ll receive an enchanted sword, a revolver, or an axe. If you’re feeling evil, you can now help Jongle Dunne. The steam engine is located in the temple, and you’ll find it “guarded” by a dwarf technologist named Hervor. Move your mouse cursor over the engine, and you’ll find that part of it -- the control box -- highlights when the cursor is over it. That’s the part you need to destroy. You can either attack it outright (go into combat mode and then alt-click on it) or you can use dynamite on it and then attack whatever is left (if anything). You should kill Hervor while you’re there (he’ll probably attack you anyway) to prevent him from telling the sheriff about your deed. Then go back to Dunne to collect your reward, and learn that he now wants you to pick up a secret ingredient from CHARLES DOLAN in Dernholm. Go ahead and pick up the quest, if for no other reason than Dunne will mark Dernholm on your world map if you do so. When you talk to the sheriff next, you’ll get a quest to fix the steam engine. He’ll want a sprocket (the “...groth” sprocket) but don’t complete the quest yet. Doing so will upset Dunne, and then you won’t be able to complete his second quest. So instead head out of town to the northeast, wave to the gypsy on the way past (she can identify magic items for you when you find them), and then approach the bandits at the bridge, but save your game before talking to them. You have a few options to get past them: you can pay a fee of 1000 coins, you can talk your way past them if you have a rank of persuasion, or you can kill them. (If you hadn’t agreed to help the sheriff to get rid of them, you could also have done a quest to get past them.) “Who am I? WHO AM I? I am Lukan! Lukan the Witless! Where I roam, the masses quabble in pertubisiveness and trepidunction!” -- Lukan the Witless The best solution is to persuade the bandits to leave. So ask to cross the bridge, say the “persuade you” dialogue option, and then pretend to be with the Thieves Underground, but don’t mention leaders or handbooks. If you do everything right, the bandits will even pay you 200 gold before departing. But don’t let them leave. Instead, immediately start combat mode and attack them. There are two reasons for this: their equipment is useful (especially if you’re a half-ogre or have Sogg Mead Mug with you), and you can get a “bonus” fate point for killing them. (You should already have received one for convincing them to leave.) But killing the bandits can be difficult. If you’re a melee fighter, you might be able to just wade in and kill them, but otherwise you’ll have to use some strategy -- or at least some heavy explosives. Along the way you should have picked up some grenades (in Brehgo’s cave, for instance), and this is the perfect opportunity to use them. So as soon as you start combat mode, immediately use an explosive grenade on Lukan and a stun grenade on one of the ogres. If you’re standing close enough, you should always hit your targets, and with Lukan dead or badly wounded, and one of the ogres stunned for a couple rounds, you should be able to win the battle. If not, make sure your group has the best equipment possible and try again until you succeed. Then collect your reward from the sheriff, and head out of town. When you get past the gate, you’ll meet up with the gnome “William Radcliffe” again. This time you’ll have to fight him, but he should be easy to kill. Once he’s dead, loot his corpse and discover a note from “G.L.” directing him to kill Preston Radcliffe. Then exit the area and head for Dernholm. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.03 DERNHOLM | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ ____ /|\ To pit ____ | | _ North | entrance | | | | /| | | | |____| ____ / |____| | | Gladys | | _______ |____| ____ ____ | | | ____ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Garrick | | |____| |____|__| |____| Stout |____| Lianna Blacksmith Dolan Pel Dar ____ ____ ____ __________ ___ | | | | | | | | | | o | | | | | | | | _ |___| | | | | | | | | / \ |____| |____| |____| | | \_/ ___ Sarah | | Pit | | ____ _____________ | | |___| | | | | |__________| | | | | Palace ____ | | | | | | |____| |_____________| | | Shop Pub / Inn |____| ____ ______________________ Jayna | | | | | | | | Stiles | | | | | | | | |____| |____ |____| |____| |____________ | | Archi | | | |____| Docks /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Explore the town and talk to the people you meet: -- Sarah Toone will tell you how Percival sold the family mine, and how that drove Bessie to kill herself. She’ll also tell you that the new owners of the mine are the Stanton Importers, and that they can be found at 25 Lion’s Head Circle in Tarant. Agree to help Sarah get the mine back. -- Dolan will give you the package for Dunne. -- LIANNA PEL DAR will give you some background information on the city. In particular, she’ll let it slip that King Praetor isn’t the rightful king. -- SIR GARRICK STOUT will brush you off, but you’ll have more to do with him later. -- JAYNA STILES will join your group, provided you have enough technological aptitude. (It has to be some value greater than 5.) -- GLADYS will tell you how a valuable family ring was stolen many years ago, and she’ll suggest you talk to ARCHIBALD at the docks. Archibald will yell at you and say he’ll never give the ring back. Furthermore, he’ll threaten to send his son BERNARD after you. Don’t kill him (although that’s one way to get the ring). Instead, go southeast a bit and talk to Bernard. He’ll tell you how Gladys sends somebody after Archibald every month or so. Go back and talk to Arcihbald again and suggest that Gladys is attracted to him. He’ll then give you the ring, and you can return it to Gladys. -- KING PRAETOR (in the palace) will ask you to collect taxes from Black Root. This will mark Black Root on your world map. “Cursed technology has toppled my dear Cumbria from its former glory.” -- King Praetor Once you’re done with Dernholm, travel back to Shrouded Hills. Give Dunne his package to finish that quest, and then give the sprocket to the sheriff to fix the steam engine. Then head off to Tarant. (You’ll likely discover Torg’s Altar along the way, but ignore it for now.) /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.04 TARANT | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ uuuuuu bbbbbbb ffffffff fff _ North uuuuuu bbbbbbb ffffffff fff /| bbbbbbb +-------------+ / uuu uuu bbbbbbb | +---+ +---+ | uuu uuu | | fff| |ooo| |OOO| | | | fff| |ooo| |OOO| | zzz dddd | | fff| |ooo| |jjj| | zzz dddd | | fff| |ooo| |jjj| |44 +----------------+ +----------+ +---+ +---+ +---+ 33| +--------------+ +--+ +-------+ +-----------+ | ZZ| | | | | | | | | | ZZ| | mmmm+---+ | | | +-------+ +---------+ | | | | mmmm+-+ | | | | +-------+ +-------+ | | | | | mmmmmm| |hhh| | | |III AAA| |aaaaaaa| | | | www| | mmmmmm| |hhh| | | |III AAA| |aaaaaaa| | | | www| | mmmmmm| |hhh| | | |III AAA| |aaaaaaa| | | | | +--------+ +---+ | | +--+ | |aa aa | | | | | +------+ +-----+ | +--+ | | | aa | | | | | |NNDDEE| | | | | | 55| |iii aaa| | | | | |NNDDEE| | +---+ +---+ | | | |iii aaa| | | | | +------+ | | +-+ +-+ | | +----+ +-------+ | | | | +------+ | | | | | +------+ +---------+ | | VVV| | | | | |77 | | | | | | VVV| +------+ | | | | | +------+ +-----------+ | VVV| +------+ | | +-+ +-+ | | +----+ +-----------+ | VVV| |ssssss| | +---+ +---+ | |pppp| |rr QQQQ YYY| | 22| |ssssss| | | | | |pppp| |rr QQQQ YYY| | | +------+ +-----+ | +--+ |pppp| | QQQQ | | yy ++ +-------------+ | | +--+ | | +------+ | BBB| |FFF XXXXX sss| | | |LLL RRR| |SSSS| +----+ + BBB| |FFF XXXXX sss| | | |LLL RRR| |SSSS| | | | ZZZ BBB| |FFF XXXXX tt| | | |LLL RRR| |SSSS| | | | ZZZ ZZ | | tt| | | |LLL | |SSSS| | | +---ZZ ZZ ccc| |HHH MMM gggg| | | |LLL TTT| | | | +-----ZZ / ccc| |HHH MMM gggg| | | |LLL TTT| |66 | | || ccc| +-------------+ +--+ +-------+ +----+ | || | +---+ +-------+ +--+ +----------------+ ee CCC| |WWW| |GGG ss| | | |jj ee CCC| |WWW| |GGG ss| | | | CCC| |WWW| |PPP sss| | | | Docks CCC| |WWW| |PPP sss| | | | CCC| +---+ +-------+ | | | CCC+---------------+ | | | 11| | | | | +--+ | | +----+ To the Boil /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Legend: a Water and Power Plant 1 Rail Station A: W. Garillon Bridge A Appleby Residence 2 Rail Station B: Vermillion Station b Bates Residence 3 Rail Station C: Tarant University B Bridesdale Inn 4 Rail Station D: Warehouse District c Wellington Gentleman’s Club 5 Rail Station E: Commercial District C Cemetery 6 Rail Station F: Tarantian Docks d Dept. of Water, Hall of Records 7 Rail Station G: Kensington Park D Delores Beston, Seer e Entrance to Closed Sewers E Fitzgerald Residence f Factories F Franklin Residences g Grant’s Tavern Q 17 Quilton Bend G Garringsburg Residence r 36 Low Dervish Road h H.T. Parnell’s R 11 Low Dervish Road (Thief Fence) H Halster Residence s Miscellaneous Shops i Stanton Importers S Simon Plough’s Warehouses I Panarii Temple t Telegraph Office j Joseph the Stone Cutter T Toussaude’s House of Secrets J Junk Dealer u University Buildings L Madam Lil’s V Vermillion (Train) Station m Magic Shops w Wellington Residence M Mooreland Residence W Willoughsby Residence N Newspaper Office X P. Schuyler & Sons o 32 Mulligan Bone Alley y Gypsy O 57 Mulligan Bone Alley Y Mynor Residence p Poone’s Flophouse z Zoological Society P Pettibone Residence Z Miscellaneous Buildings /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ You’ll find yourself on the edge of the Boil, a disreputable part of Tarant -- and a part you’re not powerful enough to mess with yet. So cross the bridge to the northeast and make your way to the main part of the city. Tarant is a large city, but it is organized nicely, and so finding your way around shouldn’t be too bad. A river cuts the city in half, and the “rich” side (with residences, shops, and the university) is to the north and west, while the “poor” side (with docks, warehouses, and factories) is to the east and south. Explore the rich side first. Here are some of the people and places you should see: -- CASSANDRA PETTIBONE will be waiting at the corner of Lungsten and Kensington during daylight hours (she’ll be locked in her home at night). She’ll ask you to steal an elven funerary stone from the Elven Ruins, and she’ll mark the location on your map. If you’re persuasive, you can get her to increase her payment to 300 gold. -- There is a man loitering next to the Pettibone Residence. If you found out about the Thieves Underground from Lukan in Shrouded Hills, you’ll be able to talk to the man. He’ll tell you that THADDEUS MYNOR is the contact for the Underground in Tarant, and he’ll also suggest that you see him for some work. (See section 10.08 for the Thieves Underground quests.) -- EVELYN GARRINGSBURG will ask you to retrieve a stolen painting, but she won’t have any idea who took it. However, she’ll tell you that her husband might have mentioned the painting while drunk, and the newspaper article will say that the husband frequents the Wellington Gentleman’s Club. -- At the Wellington Gentleman’s Club, you can learn a few things. If you talk to the doorman, he’ll give you a guest list for the night of the robbery, and you’ll find that everybody there was a member except for somebody named RORRY LIMES. If you check at the Hall of Records, you’ll find that Limes owns a warehouse at 57 Mulligan Bone Alley. Inside the club, you’ll meet a dark elf noble who will ask you to deliver a note to 36 Low Dervish Road. You’re not supposed to look at the note, but if you do you’ll find it says “57 Mulligan Bone Alley,” and so there are two ways to find out the address. Note: If you’re female, the doorman won’t let you into the club. So you’ll have to find Wendell Wellington (near the university) and convince him to let you enter. The only way to avoid his “fee” is to kill him or steal an invitation from him. Since his ogre bodyguard is only level 1, it’s easy to kill him. You can also steal the key to the club from the doorman, but he seems fairly alert, and so it’s easiest to deal with Wellington. -- MATTHEW JAMESON will be standing at the corner of Devonshire and Kensington. He’ll ask you to retrieve his wedding ring, which he lost in the sewers. Go ahead and solve this quest right away. The entrance to the sewers is right next to you (a manhole), and the ring can be found on the ground in a room with a few sewer rats in it (take the western tunnel at the first fork you come to). If you don’t see the ring, check your companions to see if they picked it up. You can also explore the rest of the sewers if you want, and pick up some extra loot and experience. “Looks like I won’t be sleeping on the porch.” -- Matthew Jameson -- At the telegraph office you’ll be able to pick up another message for Virgil, provided you read the note at the Shrouded Hills inn. -- DELORES BESTON will ask you to find her a new crystal ball, and she’ll suggest that you steal one from MADAM TOUSSAUDE (whose shop is on the poor side of town). -- VICTOR WRIGHT (at the newspaper office) will offer to pay you 500 (or 800) gold for your story about the zeppelin crash. Go ahead and do it. Not only will you get the gold from Wright, but from now on random townsfolk will sometimes give you money when you talk to them. Wright will also pay you 75 gold to deliver a note to MRS. HALSTER. Do that as well. The Halster residence is only a couple of blocks away to the southwest. -- There are a couple things you can do at H.T. PARNELL’s. If you have at least two ranks of persuasion, you can talk to Gar about tea and coax him into showing his real intelligence. If you then talk to Parnell, you can get him to release Gar from his contract by pretending to blackmail him. Now Gar will join your group, but you can also release him to get a fate point (but note that Gar won’t ever rejoin you if you release him). The second thing you can do at the museum is sell Parnell Bessie Toone’s boot for 250 gold. -- At the university, you’ll find BENJAMIN GERSHWIN, phrenologist. He’ll ask you to find the skulls of JIN and XIN, the Ren’ar Siamese twins, and he’ll tell you that they’re interred at the local cemetery. But if you go there you’ll only find a matchbook (for the Wellington Gentleman’s Club) in their tomb. You’ll also find ALDOUS BUXINGTON at the university. He’ll give you some clues on the Ancient Gods Quest. Lastly, you’ll find the university bookseller. He’ll offer to sell you technical manuals, which will improve your technical expertise (by the same amount as your intelligence) while they’re in your inventory. -- You can give the note you found at the zeppelin crash to JARED, a guard in front of the train station. He’ll then ask you to talk to the local stonecutter (whose shop is on the poor side of town), so he can make arrangements for Wilhemina’s tombstone. Also on the rich side of town you should find the P. Schuyler & Sons building with MAGNUS standing out front. Magnus will give you some background on the establishment, and he’ll even join your group if you want him to. “Beyond the rumors of murder, mysticism, and foul play? No, I think that just about covers what I know, my friend.” -- Magnus, on P. Schuyler & Sons Once inside the shop, talk to JAMES KINGSFORD, the salesperson. If you’re persuasive, you can pretend to be with the authorities, and he’ll give you the key to the basement. Otherwise he’ll just give you the run-around when you talk to him, and you’ll either have to rob him or kill him to get the key. Then explore the areas under the shop. You’ll find some zombies to kill and some loot to pick up, and eventually you’ll come to the Schuylers. If you talk to them you’ll learn that they’re a family of necromancers and that they built their shop on top of some ancient dwarven ruins. Plus, you’ll get to talk to dead Pelonious Schuyler, who will tell you that the ring was made for Gilbert Bates. However, the Schuylers are just a little bit evil, so you might want to kill them instead. In fact, if you have Magnus with you, you won’t have any choice. He’ll decide that the dwarven zombies are really his kin, and he’ll demand revenge. Fortunately, the Schuylers are spellcasters without powerful spells -- and two of them are only level 4 -- so they’ll die quickly. Then you can pick up the key to their file cabinets (on Winston’s corpse) and find a telegram from Benjamin Bates commissioning the ring for his son, Gilbert. “Thank you, friend, for fighting by my side.” -- Magnus Now you can explore the seedier side of Tarant. Here are some of the people and places you should visit: -- MADAM LIL will give you several quests. The first will be to retrieve a necklace from the Mooreland residence. Simply walk over there and talk to LAURA the maid. She’ll want a reward for it, and you can pay her, threaten her, or persuade her to give up the necklace. (If you persuade her to join Madame Lil’s, she’ll give you a “freebie” later as a reward.) Note: The necklace is non-magical and gives +40 magic resistance. That sounds pretty good, but you won’t face many spellcasters in the game, and all the necklace will usually do is cause heal spells to fail. In any case, you can steal it back from Madam Lil later if you want. For the second quest, Madam Lil will ask you to collect 400 gold from MR. LANGLEY at the Bridesdale Inn. He won’t have the money on hand, so you’ll have to wait five days to get it. Since time doesn’t matter in the game, just advance the clock five days and pick up what he owes. For the third quest (male players only), Madam Lil will ask you to deliver a package to Mrs. Halster and tell her it’s from Mr. Halster. (It seems Mr. Halster visits the brothel more often when he’s getting along with his wife.) For the last quest, Madam Lil will ask you to find a Medallion of Beauty. Sometimes you can find one in the closed part of the city sewers, but sometimes you can’t. If it’s not in the sewers, then you’ll have to pick it up in another city at some point (such as from the woman in the King’s Inn & Pub in Dernholm). “Come on, honey... let’s get hopping!” -- Bunny -- At MADAME TOUSSAUDE’s, the madam will know why you’ve come, and she’ll ask you to choose a side between her and Delores Beston. Pick Madam Toussaude’s side (she gives the better reward), and she’ll give you a crystal ball to give to Beston. Do the delivery, watch the result, and then return to Toussaude to get a blessing of +1 charisma. Note: Don’t do this quest before finishing the Garringsburg painting quest. If you do, Toussaude will only give you the location of the painting, which you can find by other means. “Delores Beston tried to run from her fate. It’s as I always say, traveler -- the future is inevitable.” -- Madam Toussaude -- SIMON PLOUGH will ask you to clear his warehouses of rats. You’ll face lots of rats, but they shouldn’t pose much of a problem. Clear the western (smaller) warehouse first because that’s where you’ll find the key to the other warehouse. Once they’re clear, you can use the warehouses for your own storage. They’re conveniently located between the junk dealer and the gypsy, and they’re right next to a stealrail station. -- At 36 Low Dervish Road, you can deliver the note that the elf from the Wellington Gentleman’s Club gave you. If you didn’t look at the note, you’ll receive 1000 experience for the job. Otherwise you’ll have to fight the trio of bandits you’ll find there. You can fight the bandits regardless and pick up some armor to sell, plus Rorry Limes’ passport. (If you didn’t get the guest list from the Wellington Gentleman’s Club’s doorman, you can use the passport to get an address for Limes from the Hall of Records.) -- At the Stanton Importers building you can either buy back the Bessie Toone mine, or you can trick STANTON into believing you’re with the Industrial Council and convince him to simply give you the mine. -- CEDRIC APPLEBY will give you an alternate, evil method to learn about Gilbert Bates (instead of working with Bates). He’ll ask you to destroy a prototype steam engine at the Bates factory to prove yourself, and then he’ll ask you to sneak into the Bates mansion and find some incriminating evidence. The evidence is Bates’ journal, located in his bedroom on the second floor. Reading the journal is essentially the same as talking to Bates. However, the story flows better if you work with Bates instead, and, in terms of the
walkthrough, that’s the method I’m going to assume you’re going to use. -- At the Panarii temple, you can pick up a funny pamphlet. You can also find the Jewel of Hebe, a quality neutral-aptitude necklace. -- At 12 East End Avenue you’ll find JOSEPH the stonecutter, and you can tell him about Jared's wish for a tombstone. -- At 57 Mulligan Bone Alley you’ll find a half-ogre guarding a closet. The Garringsburg painting is in the closet, and you can either kill the half-ogre or steal the key from him to get it. Then you just need to return the painting to the Garringsburgs to complete the quest. -- On the “island” at the center of Tarant you’ll meet a man named THOM GRAK. He’ll ask if you know MATT DE CESARE. Answer that you do (you should have met him at the Wellington Gentlemen’s Club) and agree to deliver a message to him. When you get to the club, you’ll discover that the message was just a ruse to allow an assassin to follow you and find de Cesare. De Cesare will kill the assassin and then go outside so you can talk privately. When you join him, he’ll ask that you to find the skulls of the Ren’ar Siamese twins and suggest that they might be in a warehouse somewhere in town. The correct warehouse is at 17 Quilton Bend (near Simon Plough’s warehouses). It has locked metal doors, and if you can’t pick them, then this is a good place to use dynamite (if you have it). Plus, inside you’ll find a wererat and a half-ogre, and dynamiting the doors might kill them at the same time. If you have to kill them in normal battle, though, concentrate on the wererat first since it is the much more dangerous of the two. (It will also have some gold on its corpse, so be sure to check it after it’s dead.) You’ll find the skulls inside some locked barrels, and when you take them back to de Cesare (the phrenologist can wait), he’ll ask you to deliver them to ARTHUR TYRON, who was last known to be in Black Root. “Some years ago, bizarre breeding experiments were begun in secret which would eventually affect the balance of power here in Tarant.” -- Matt de Cesare Note: In earlier versions of the game, the skulls were treated the same as pure ore, so don’t leave them in the inventory of a character who makes balanced swords (like Magnus). Also, at some point when you’re in Tarant, newspaper vendors will announce the headline, “Anarchist Laborers Take Over Factory!” When that happens you can go to the orc factory at 15 Ten Hands Alley and either try to save DONN THROGG, the half-orc activist, or get him killed. If you want to save him, talk to COUNCILMAN BABCOCK (the gnome) outside the factory, and he’ll give you a key so you can go inside and convince Throgg to slip away at night. If you want to kill Throgg, then talk to CAPTAIN WHEELER (the human wearing chainmail). He’ll also give you a key, but this time you can go inside and convince Throgg to “surrender” to Wheeler. Both solutions will net you 10,900 experience, but the best thing to do (morals aside) is to get Wheeler’s men to fight the orcs so you can loot their bodies at the end. You’ll find things like a mechanized gun, a power axe, and lots of bullets. “Thank you for luring that bastard Donn Throgg out here for us! You’ve done the city of Tarant a great service!” – Captain Wheeler With most of the city quests complete, now is a good time to finally head over to the Bates mansion (on the northeastern edge of the city) and talk to Bates. However, his door guard won’t let you just waltz in. If you’re persuasive, you might be able to convince him that you’re an old friend. Or, if Cedric Appleby asked you to destroy Bates’ steam engine, then you can rat him out to gain entry. Otherwise, you’ll have to complete a quest to prevent the steam engine from being destroyed. To complete the quest, go to the factory at 18 Ten Hands Alley. The steam engine is in the back. (It has a control box like the steam engine at Shrouded Hills.) Stand by the door leading to the steam engine, and advance the time to midnight. Three low-level bandits will teleport in, and you should be able to kill them pretty easily. You’ll find Bates on the second floor of his mansion. He won’t be able to tell you much, but you’ll learn three things: that the “gnome” who gave you the ring was really a dwarf named STENNAR ROCK CUTTER, that Bates earned his wealth by stealing steam engine technology from the Black Mountain Clan, and that the Black Mountain Clan disappeared some time ago. Further, Bates will ask you to investigate the clan, and he’ll mark the location of their former home on your world map. You should probably be around level 20 before you try exploring the clan home, and a good place to get the experience you need is in the closed Tarant sewers. The entrance is southwest of the gypsy, across a land bridge and in a house surrounded by water. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.05 TARANT (CLOSED) SEWERS | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ ___ | |___ ____ | 3 _ | | | |___| | | | | _| | ____ _ | _| | |_| | | |_______| |_ | _ | _____________| ____ ____| |____| |_ | | ___________ | | | | | _| | | | | | | |_ | _| ___ | | __| | | T|___ ___| |___| |_____| | | __| | _ | | _______ _____ | | |___ |____| | |_ ___ | | |___| | | |_ _| | |___| |_________| |_________________| | | | | ___ _____T__________ ____________ T| _| | |___| | T|____ _| |_ | | | |___ ___ | __ | | T| | | | _ | | |___ ___ |___| | | |_____| | | |___| | | | 2 _ | ___ | T|___ | | _____ _____ | | | | |___| | |_| | | M _ | ___ | | | _ | _| _ | | | | | |___ | |___| | |_| |__| |___| | | | | _| | | | | _____| |_ |_ _| |___ __________| | |___|D| _| | | | | _______| | | ___ |___| |__ __| | |_| | | | _____ | |__| | ____________ | | | D _ | | | | T| |____ | | T | | ____| | | |____| | | | |_| | Legend: |_ _| | | | T| | |_ |T| |___ E | | | ___ | H | | | |_ | |_| | | 1 To docks | |_____| | |___|_|__ _| | | |_____| 2 To Boil |_______ | | | | | ___ 3 To Boil |_ _| | |_____| |_ |T |___ 4 To Power Plant | | | _______ | | 4 _ | + Elemental Snakes | | __________| | | | |___| | | | | | __________| | | | | D Slime Demons _ | | | |__ | |_______| |__ E Elemental Snakes |1| | | |__ | |______________| H Thief Hideout | | | | | | M Muck Walkers | |__| |____| | T Treasure |_____________| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ There are several level 20+ creatures in the sewers, so you might have to avoid some places for now and then come back later. Also, the thieves in the hideout are possibly part of a Thieves Underground quest (I’ve heard it but never experienced it myself), so you might want to avoid them until you do the quests. When you’re ready to move on, exit the city and head east to the Elven Ruins. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.06 ELVEN RUINS | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ At the Elven Ruins, you’ll meet four dark elf nobles. They won’t be thrilled to see you, and chances are you won’t be able to talk your way past them. So talk to them (but don’t rat out Cassandra Pettibone or you’ll botch the quest) and then get ready to fight. “Explore? Don’t you mean pillage and rape our ancient burial ground?” -- dark elf noble After you kill the dark elves, you can raise PROFESSOR JAMES’ spirit to learn that the elves killed James and his workers without warning. “They appeared as if from nowhere and began hunting us like dogs...” -- Professor James The excavation is pretty small, but you should find a few chests with magic items, plus the funerary stone (6x4). Just grab it and then head back to Tarant to give it to Cassandra Pettibone. On the way, you might want to stop by the Forbidden Pit (831W, 1033S) to kill three spiders and pick up a ring of poison resistance. If you didn’t persuade Lukan to leave Shrouded Hills, then giving the funerary stone to Cassandra Pettibone will finally allow you to talk to the man loitering next to the Pettibone residence. He’ll tell you that THADDEUS MYNOR is the contact for the Thieves Underground in Tarant and suggest that you pay him a visit. There are several quests with the Thieves Underground, but if you’re not a thief (with about 3 ranks of pick pockets, pick locks, and prowling), you might want to skip them and head straight for Black Root. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.07 TARANT THIEVES UNDERGROUND | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ When you meet with Thaddeus Mynor, he’ll want to know if you’re qualified for the Underground. So he’ll ask you to steal the sewer map from the Department of Water. There isn’t anything tricky to the quest; just pickpocket the clerk to get the key and then get the map from the nearby safe. When you return the map to Mynor, he’ll give you 300 gold and let you know that you can fence items at 11 Low Dervish Road. After you talk to the fence, MR. BLACK, go back to Mynor. If you have a high enough level (20 is enough), he’ll offer you a new quest, to steal a golden idol from the barbarians at Kree, and he’ll mark Kree on your world map. He might also mention that Cedric Appleby is looking for a thief to steal something from Gilbert Bates, but that’s just the evil method for finding out about the Black Mountain Clan. (And, if you’ve already helped Gates, Appleby won’t talk to you any more anyway.) Kree features a lot of level 25-30 barbarians, but they’re spaced out enough so that you should be able to attack them one or two at a time and kill them easily. (You can also try prowling past them.) Eventually, if you keep heading northeast, you’ll come to four barbarians standing around a fire, with an arcane chest next to them. Inch towards them slowly, and then run away when any of them notice you. Again, you should be able to pick them off one by one this way. Beyond them you’ll find the altar with the idol in it, and northwest of that is the Shakar altar. When you return the idol to Mynor, he’ll give you 1000 gold. “The price is always right when dealing with Thaddeus.” -- Thaddeus Mynor To get more jobs from the Thieves Underground, you’ll have to find a thief in the street. They look like regular citizens, but when you talk to them they’ll mention the Underground. One such thief continuously circles the block around Mynor’s house (or loiters at Poone’s Flophouse), and he’s a good source for information. Thief jobs are rumors rather than quests (and therefore show up in your rumor log rather than your quest log), and you can only have four outstanding jobs at any one time. To complete a job, you have to acquire the object in question (and you don’t have to be subtle about getting it) and then give it to Mr. Black. Some items, such as the Ring of Virility and Jewel of Hebe, you might want to keep rather than fence. Here are the things to steal, their locations, and their rewards: -- Cassie’s jewels; back room in Madam Lil’s; 400 gold, 1500 exp. (Prowl around or kill Winno the maid.) -- Dwarven Rubies; ship in port; 500 gold, 1200 exp. (The rubies are in a barrel in front of the ship.) -- Enchanted Looking Glass; Pettibone residence; 100 gold, 1000 exp. (Prowl around or kill Cassandra Pettibone. If you attack her, she’ll call the guards.) -- Essence of Will of the Wisp; H.T. Parnell’s; 200 gold, 1000 exp. -- The Heron Device; Bates Warehouse; 500 gold, 1700 exp. (The warehouse is at 46 Mulligan Bone Alley. The patrolling guard has a key. The device is in a crate in the back room. Note: For some people the Heron Device is in the thief hideout in the closed sewers, but it’s never been there for me.) -- Jewel of Hebe; Panarii temple; 500 gold, 1600 exp. (Prowl around or kill the priest.) -- Lucky Medallion; vagrant at Poone’s Flophouse; 150 gold, 1000 exp. (The vagrant should be circling Madam Lil’s, stopping in at the flophouse every time he passes it. He’s difficult to rob since he keeps moving, so you might want to just kill him to get the medallion.) -- Music Box; Madam Lil; 150 gold, 1700 exp. -- Napha Water; Halster residence; 150 gold, 1000 exp. -- Potion of Darkest Power; Fitzgerald residence; 500 gold, 1700 exp. (The potion is in the chest next to the bed. But note that Fitzgerald is the spot traps master, so don’t kill him for the potion if you’re going to pursue that skill.) -- Rare Sword; Appleby residence; 500 gold, 1500 exp. (You can bash in the safe and Appleby won’t notice.) -- Ring of Virility; Franklin residence; 200 gold, 1700 exp. (Mr. Franklin is wearing the ring.) -- Schreck’s Multi-barreled Pistol Schematic; Bates Factory; 400 gold, 1500 exp. (The factory is at 18 Ten Hands Alley. Break in using the back, eastern-most door. The plans will then be in a cabinet in the room to the southwest. Bash in or pick open the cabinet when the patrolling guards aren’t in the room.) -- Vial of Lethe Wyvern Venom; Zoological Society; 200 gold, 1000 exp. (Prowl around or kill Tristan Fenwick.) With Tarant effectively looted, head on to Black Root. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.08 BLACK ROOT | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ \_ \ Thief | _ North \ \_ Camp | /| \_/ _ \ _______________ / / \ /\ \/ \ \_\_/ \ | \____/ \ __ Train ___ | / \ | | | / \_____ |___| / / \_____ _____/ ___ _____ / _____ | | ___ ___ | | | | | / ___ \ ______| |_____ | | | | | | | | | | | | | | ___ ___ |_____ /\ |___| |___| |___| |_____| |_| |___| | | | S | | | ___ U|| | Note Hedge Magic Pub/Inn __ Herbs |__| | | |___| | | || | Wizard _____ ___ | \ ____ |___| ___ | | | \/ | | | | | \___/ | ___ | B | | | | |_____| | | | | | S | |___| |___| | Tailor |___| | | |___| |__| ___ | /\ Smith | |____ _______| | || | Legend: ___ \ | | |_|| | | I | \ ________| |__ \/ B Sour Barnacle |___| \ / ___ \ G Grunwalde ___ | | | |Ogg- \ H Halfling Wizard | G | | | |___|doddler | I Inventor |___| \ \________ ___/ S Shops __ \ | | __ U Ship Builder _____ |__| \__________| |_____/ \ | | ____ _____ | | | | | |__ | \ |_____| |____| |__| | | Payne Cameron |_____| | Mayor | H| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Explore the town and talk to the people you meet: -- In the pub you’ll meet two people of interest. CLARISSA SHALMO will mention she’s looking for Azram’s Star. KIETZEL PIERCE will ask you to track down one of his students, DUDLEY CROSSTON, and let him know that Pierce has moved on to Caladon. (Crosston is in Dernholm.) “It is good to meet a fellow adventurer. I fear we are becoming a rare breed.” -- Kietzel Pierce -- In the inn, if you tell DANIEL HALLAWAY that his rooms are more than you can afford, he’ll give you a quest to retrieve his strongbox from the local blacksmith. So head southeast to the blacksmith’s shop and talk to GARRET ALMSTEAD, the blacksmith. Convince him that losing Hallaway would be bad for business, and he’ll give you the strongbox for 50 gold. Note: When you talk to Almstead, if you ask him about being a half-orc and then tell him you’re sorry for his loss, he’ll give you a pair of dwarven gauntlets for free. -- In one of the old shacks on the west side of town, you’ll find a note that reads, “The Crow is in danger. -- Tyron.” It’s a clue in the Matt de Cesare / skulls quest. If you go back to Tarant to inform de Cesare that Tyron is no longer in Black Root, he’ll just tell you to keep looking. -- LYDIA CAMERON will ask you to check on her son Liam at his workshop outside of town. She’ll mark the location of the workshop on your map. -- The mayor will let you know that Black Root has changed its allegiance to Tarant, and that they’re not planning to pay taxes to King Praetor. Question him further, and he’ll give you a quest to retrieve his ceremonial dagger from a group of thieves camped out on the outskirts of town (northwest of the train station). If you picked up the newspaper in Dernholm, you can use that to convince the mayor to give you the taxes, and bypass the dagger quest. -- If you listen to HERKEMER OGGDODDLER tell his war stories, he’ll offer to train you to expert level in melee, dodge, firearms, and spot traps. -- At the Sour Barnacle, talk to DANTE, the former head of the Church of Cumbria. Listen to his problems and then, if you want him, offer to let him join your group so he can help with the taxes and thus get back into favor with King Praetor. Now you can head out to the thief camp and talk to the thieves. D’AK TAAN is the elf thief in back, and you’ll have several options to get the ceremonial dagger from him. You can buy it for 300 coins, you can steal it from him, you can steal a statuette from the hedge wizard, you can buy poison from Grunwalde, or you can just kill the thieves. If you’re trying to keep your character good, then the best option is to kill the thieves. However, if you’re evil then doing one of the quests is best, because the quests will net you -20 alignment. If you decide to rob the wizard, you won’t have to be subtle; you can just kill him and then bash in his chest to get the statuette. If you decide to buy the poison, you’ll have to give Grunwalde the “infestation,” “rat problem,” and “big as orcs” answers before he’ll sell you what you want (for 100 coins). Regardless, once you have the dagger, take it back to the mayor and point out that the Tarantian guards couldn’t protect him from petty thieves. The mayor will decide that Cumbria has something to offer after all, and he’ll give you the taxes. But before heading back to Dernholm, first explore the coastline east of the mayor’s compound. You should find a halfling wizard. He’ll offer to let you play an ancient game, and you should agree. He’ll then ask you a riddle, and once you answer it correctly (clock), he’ll tell you that the next halfling can be found west of the thieves camp. So trudge over to the new location, answer the second halfling’s riddle (spring), and then head north and answer the third and final riddle (fire). You’ll receive 800 experience and a mysterious gem as a reward. The gem will summon a level 50 halfling to help you out. “The wise man will spot what the dullard does not see.” -- halfling wizard Now head over to Dernholm and give the taxes to King Praetor. If you have Dante with you, you’ll have to make a choice. If you speak up for him, the king will take him back (but you won’t get a fate point or anything). If you don’t speak up for him, he’ll stay in your party. Also, if you tell the king the reward isn’t enough, he’ll give you 75 extra gold. Then head over to Sarah Toone’s house to give her the deed to the mine. You’ll receive 4500 exp and a filament sword. (You could also give the deed to Percival for 1700 experience and 500 gold.) If you still haven’t completed the quest for the Shrouded Hills blacksmith, you can now go to the Toone mine and pick up some pure ore from the room where Bessie used to be. Lastly, talk to all of the elite bow guards. One of them should turn out to be Kietzel Pierce’s lost student, Dudley Crosston. Crosston won’t be thrilled to see you, but that’s all you can do in that quest for now. With all of the side quests taken care of, exit town and head north to Liam’s Workshop. Along the way, you might want to stop at the Wolf Cave (1230W, 1530S) to pick up some extra experience and a set of lock picks (plus some random magical equipment). /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.09 LIAM’S WORKSHOP | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ You’ll start at the end of a dirt path. Follow the path west and you’ll come upon Liam’s workshop. Go inside and loot everything you can find. You should pick up (among other things) Liam’s journal, a scroll of disperse magic, and a magic trap. If you read the journal you’ll discover that Liam found a magic portal that was letting strange creatures into the forest, and that he thought the scroll of disperse magic or the magic trap could destroy it. So exit the workshop and follow the path as it heads south and then loops around to the west. You’ll encounter some of the strange creatures Liam mentioned in his journal, and eventually you’ll come to Liam’s corpse. Save your game here. About two screens away to the west, you’ll find the portal. To destroy it, put the magic trap or the scroll of disperse magic (depending on your aptitude) in one of your hotkey slots, and then, as soon as you see the portal, hit the hotkey and target the portal. The portal will disappear and the creatures will die. However, you don’t have to destroy the portal right away. If you kill any of the creatures guarding the portal, the portal will replace them, and you can keep killing them for extra experience. Eventually (or so I’ve heard) the portal will stop producing creatures, but you can still take the opportunity to get your character to level 20 (if it’s not already there). Don’t use the portal to gain too much experience or else the rest of the game will get boring. Once you’ve destroyed the portal, head back to Black Root to let Lydia Cameron know about her son. Depending on your aptitude (or perhaps the method you used to destroy the portal), she’ll either give you a mage’s dagger or a chapeau of magnetic inversion. Now you can head to the Black Mountain Mines. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.10 BLACK MOUNTAIN MINES | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ _______ Level 1 |2 3 4| Legend ------- |_ ___ _| | | | | 1 Stairs from Level 1 to Level 2 ____|X| | |____ 2 Stairs from Level 1 to Level 2 __ | ____| |____ | __ 3 Stairs from Level 1 to Level 3 | 1|__| | | |__| 5| 4 Stairs from Level 1 to Level 4 | __ | | __ | 5 Stairs from Level 1 to Level 4 |__| | | _____ | | |__| | |__| |__| | F Forge |____ _X__| G Ore Golem |__ __| M Seething Mass | | P Plant Room | | R Throne Room __| | S Rock Sprite Start |____| T Treasure /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ ___ _________ ______ _____ Level 2 | 1 | | __T__ | | __ | | 2 | _______ ------- |_ _| | |___ | | | | | | | MST| | ___ | | | |___ | | |__| | | |______ |__ __| | | | | | |____ |G| |___T__| | ____ | | | | |_ | | |____ | ___| |_ _____| |_ | | __| | | | | | _| | | ____T| | _S_____| |T| | __| |__ | | | | _| | | | | ___ |_| | | | | | | | | | | | | | MT|__ _ | |__________| | |T| | |___| | _____|T| |____ | |T| |_ ____T_____| | | |__T____| | _____| | |_| |___| | | | _______ | | ________ |_____ _ | | | | ___ G|____| | | __T_ | |_| | | _____ __| | | | |___ __| | | | |___ | | |T F M| | __| | |__ | |____| |_ |___ |_______| | |__ __|_| | |__GT| |_________T| |___________| |_________| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ ___________________ Level 3 | ___ _________ | ------- __ | |___| | __ | |__ | | | | | | |____ To Gudmund (and many traps!) | | | R T| | | |_ | |_ _| |_ | | |_____| |______| | |______ T_______| _______| |_______ | ______ ______ | | | | | |T| | | ____| |____ | | | | |______ _____T| | | |T| __ | | __ | | | |_| T| | | |T |_| | |______| | | |______| __ | | __ | | | | | | |_ | | | | _| | |___| |___| | |______3______| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ ___ ___ ___ Level 4 | | | T | | T | ------- | P | | | | | ___ ___ |_ | | | | | | 5 | | 4 |___| |__| _ |__|_ _|__|_ _| | ________ _________ | |___| ___ | _ | ___ |_ _|___ |T |_| |_| T| | | T| |_ ___________ _| |_ _____| | |_ _ _| | | |____ | |_| |_|T | | | T| |__ _______ __| |_______| | |_ _| | | |_| | |____T___T| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ The Black Mountain Mines basically comprise a great big dungeon, and they’ll cause you three types of problems: 1. You’ll run into traps everywhere, so make sure you have a healer with you (or make sure you can spot and disarm traps). 2. You’ll find some high level creatures to kill: rock sprites (level 15), seething masses (20), ore golems (25), and granite rats (30). 3. Rock sprites, ore golems, and seething masses will damage most melee weapons when you hit them. Ranged weapons and spells seem to work fine, but otherwise you’ll need to use a backup weapon that you don’t care about, or use gloves (war gauntlets are fine). Also, seething masses will damage body armor when they hit you, so be sure to strip when you run into them. All you have to do in the mines is kill stuff and work your way to GUDMUND ORE BENDER on Level 3. Once you reach Gudmund, you’ll discover that the Black Mountain Clan was exiled to the Isle of Despair, and that LOGHAIRE of the Wheel Clan and elves were involved. “I spit on the judgment of the Wheel Clan.” -- Gudmund Ore Bender Once you’ve talked to Gudmund, click on the Pillar of Truth for a more coherent explanation of what happened, and then, if you want, click on Gudmund again for even more clarification. There isn’t anything else that you need to do in the mines, so you can just leave (a scroll of exiting is useful here). But note that there are some useful things you can pick up while you’re here: herbology components in the Plant Room; mechanized gauntlets, eye gear and a pyrotechnic bow schematic at the Forge; and two kathorn crystals in the Throne Room. Once you’re done with the mines, head back to Tarant and report to Gilbert Bates. When you tell him that the Black Mountain Clan was exiled to the Isle of Despair, he’ll ask for you to go there and find them. Further, he’ll offer the services of a captain in his employ, EDWARD TEACH, and suggest you seek him out in Ashbury. If you have 3 ranks of persuasion, ask Bates what the Isle of Despair is, and then ask if his indebtedness will run to more than 300 gold this time. He’ll give you 450 gold for expenses. (Cheapskate.) Also, after accepting Bates’ quest to go to the Isle of Despair, you can ask his bodyguard Chukka to go with you (sometimes). If you’re a half-ogre it’s useful to have Chukka join (if only briefly) just to get his smoking jacket. Before going to Ashbury, take some time to explore the Boil. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.11 THE BOIL | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ ________ _ / ____ \___ |G| ________ | \ _________/ | _| _ \ | | / ___ \_____ \ \/ __ |__| | | \___| |____/ | | \ \ | | __ ___ | | ___ |___| ____ \ Legend | |__| | || || | | | _| P | | | | |_ |__|| || | |___| | | | | G Garrillon Bridge | | | |___|| | | |____| | M Damian Maug | | | Pub | | | | P Pollock | | | _ | | | W Warehouse | |M | _| | |_| |______| | | | _| ___ | |______ ___ / | |__| __ | | _|_ ____ | | | ___/ | ___ | | |___| | | | _| | |___| / \ | W | |__| |___| |__| | Treat/ \ |___| Larrs __________|__ _______|______/ \____________/ | | /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ “That is the Boil in there. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. You may enter at your own risk, but I wouldn’t recommend it.” -- Tarant Officer There are two sides to the Boil. The northwestern side mostly belongs to the Maug Clan, and the southeastern side completely belongs to the Pollock Gang. To start out, go into the northwestern side, kill the bandits that attack you, and then enter the (unnamed) pub. You’ll find quite a few people inside. If you talk to the halfling near the door, he’ll give you an introduction to MIRANDA TEARS (Pollock Gang), who is standing next to the bar. If you talk to the half-orc sitting off to one side, he’ll introduce you to MUGGS (Maug Clan), who is standing in the corner. If you want to join the Pollock Gang, talk to Tears; otherwise talk to Muggs. It doesn’t make any real difference which side you join, but the Pollock Gang seems to be the “nicer” (and more difficult) of the two. If you join the Pollock Gang, Tears will ask you to fetch some ale from Maug’s warehouse. The warehouse is to the northwest, and you’ll find it guarded by two of Maug’s henchmen. They should be easy to kill, and one should have the key to the warehouse. Then just grab the ale from inside and deliver it to Tears. She’ll tell you to talk to Pollock for your next job. So go to the other side of the Boil and talk to POLLOCK. He’ll ask you to kill his rival, DAMIAN MAUG, but he’ll give you some help. If you say you’re a magic user he’ll give you scrolls of nightmare, shrink, and unlocking cantrip; and if you say you’re a tech user, he’ll give you an energizer potion, an exploding grenade, and a hand cannon. Maug lives on the opposite side of the Boil, and to get to him you’ll have to kill several level 30 orc berserkers. They’re fast, so don’t try the combat in real time. The berserkers are also separated, so, like the barbarians of Kree, you can fight them one or two at a time, and they shouldn’t pose too much of a problem. But if you do have trouble, stock up on some haste potions. They can usually turn the tide in a tough battle. When you do get to Maug, you’ll find that he’s level 40 -- but much easier to kill than the berserkers. Once he’s dead, just go back to Pollock to collect your reward. If you join the Maug Clan, Muggs will direct you to collect 200 gold from a man named LARRS (located to the northwest). Larrs won’t have the money, so you can either kill him or pay the debt for him. When you return to Muggs, he’ll invite you to talk to Damian Maug himself. However, when you get to his residence, “the Bentley” (the big building to the northwest), MILO the doorman will require that you kill a half-orc named TREAT in order to gain admittance. So head to the other side of the Boil and find Treat in a building to the south. Treat will appear like a snake elemental, and after you kill him and return to Milo, you’ll find out he was really a shapeshifter and not a half-orc. “Why do you think I didn’t do the job myself?” -- Milo Now you can go in to see Maug. He’ll ask you to kill Pollock. If you’re intelligent enough (or perhaps persuasive enough) you can ask for a weapon to use against Pollock, and Maug will give you a repeater rifle. Now go back to the other side of the Boil. It’s probably best to kill Pollock’s henchmen as you find them, so when you get to Pollock he won’t have any help. Pollock is level 40, but he won’t have a weapon equipped, and he won’t pose the same sort of challenge as ore golems or seething masses. Once he’s dead, head back to Maug to collect your reward. You can also do a quest for the pub’s owner, CALEB MALLOY. He’ll tell you that his whiskey shipments have been getting robbed, and he’ll ask you to go meet BIGGS on the Garrillon Bridge to pick up the latest batch. When you make the pick-up, one of two things will happen. If you joined the Pollock Gang, you’ll simply be attacked by some orcs. Otherwise, MALEK NEBBS will let you know that you’ve interrupted a Maug operation, and he’ll ask you to hand over the whiskey. Then you can fight him and get the standard reward for finishing the quest (500 gold and 3100 exp), or you can give him the whiskey. If you choose the latter, you can let Malloy know who did it, or you can keep the information to yourself. Either way Malloy will give you 100 gold for your trouble -- and he’ll keep giving you 100 gold each time you talk to him, so you can gain as much money as you want. Now you can head on out to Ashbury. If you’re not a magic user, this is the perfect time to try out the train station in Tarant. “All aboard for Ashbury! All aboard!” -- Train conductor If you choose to walk, you might want to visit the Ancient Temple (776W, 920S) along the way. At the temple you can learn some background information about the Derian-Ka and the Molochean Hand, plus pick up some magic loot. The Lair of Bellerogrim (769W, 839S) is also a good place to visit. Once you destroy some containers, you can go down a level and find the last testament of Kraka-tur (a creature exiled to the Void). /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.12 ASHBURY | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ __ | | | _ North Train |__| | /| | _____ / __________________________ \ / ___ \ | ____ | | | | | | | | |_ | | | | | | Haunted | | _| | | | |___| | Castle | | _| Cemetery | | | _____/ | |__| | | / / | Chapel | | / / | ______________| \ | | | | __ __ __ \ / / Legend | | |10| |12| |14| \/ / | | |__| |__| |__| /______ D Dog | | __ __ __ ______ \ E Elven Trader | | | | | | |S | | City | \ P Spectacles Shop |_____ _____| |__| |__| |__| |_Hall_| \ S Shops |__| \ T Edward Teach ___ ___ \ ___ __ | S | __ | | | 10 \ | S | |S | |---| |S | |Inn| | 12 | Trellis Way |___| |__| |___| |__| |___| | 14 / D | ___ _______ | | | ___ ___ | | | \ |___| / \ | | |P | |_ | Pigs | | |___| |__| |__| | _ /\ ___ \ \ Pub E |______| ||T | | | | \____________ ___________ || | |___| ___ \ | | |_| \/ Theo | | | | | |___| | | | /\ Rocks Prison \ | || | | |_|| | __ | \/ | | \ |__| \___ Gypsy Thorndop \ /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ As always, explore the town and talk to the people you meet. You’ll find a few things of interest: -- THEO BRIGHTSTART will have two quests for you, but they’re sort of annoying and unrewarding, so you might want to skip them. First, he’ll ask you to kill some pigs that have been eating his crops, and he’ll offer you 50 (or 75) coins for the job. The pigs are to the west, but they’re good aligned creatures, and attacking them will annoy your good companions. So be sure to have your good companions “wait here” so their reaction towards you doesn’t drop. Second, Theo will ask you to move some boulders for him, and he’ll offer 50 (or 100) coins for the job. The boulders all weigh 4000-5000 stone, so you might have to drop / unequip some things before you can move them. But the boulders are just objects, and the cart where you’re supposed to move them is just a container, so there isn’t anything complicated in the task. If you can’t find all five boulders, be sure to check your companions. Sometimes they’re strong enough to pick one up. -- WILLIAM THORNDOP will tell you about the Halcyon Order. He’ll also be carrying a looking glass rifle that you might want to steal. (But he’s the firearms master, so don’t kill him for it.) “The Halcyon Order is a small movement and our belief system is simple. We focus on the truth that all sentient beings were created to dwell together in peace and harmony.” -- William Thorndop -- On the eastern side of the inn, you’ll find a gnome kicking a dog. You can either pay the gnome or threaten him to drive him off, and the dog will then join your group. Note: It’s not clear just when the gnome starts kicking the dog, so you might want to head to the scene as soon as you reach Ashbury if you want the dog in your group. -- Outside City Hall, you’ll meet CHESTER MILLER, the mayor. He’ll tell you that the town wants to build a monument to LORD BETTINGTON, “the greatest man ever to come out of Ashbury,” but that it can’t decide on anything about it. Agree to help him, but before going inside to the podium, check your intelligence. This quest requires at least 10 intelligence (and perhaps some persuasion if it’s that low), so if you’re not smart enough, go to the elven trader outside the spectacles shop and buy some essence of intellect. Then, when the citizens start asking you questions, give the responses that start with -- “It is right and fitting...” -- “Hierarchical design principles...” -- “An issue of municipal bonds...” -- “We will bid the project...” -- “Probably a metal statue...” -- “Take an inch...” and the citzens will go away happy, and you’ll earn about 2000 exp when you talk to the mayor next. Note that if you’re using essence of intellect, you’ll have to give your answers quickly so the potion doesn’t run out before the questions do. “You’re a loon!” -- Ashbury citizen, upon giving an incorrect answer -- Outside 12 Trellis Way, you’ll meet THEODORE. He’ll ask you to retrieve some mechanized plate from the house of an eccentric scientist who hasn’t been seen for two weeks. Agree to do it. Conveniently, the scientist lives at 12 Trellis Way, so just go inside. You’ll find a mechanized arachnid plus an automaton to kill, and they’ll both damage weapons like the ore golems did. If you have Dog with you, he’ll just rip them apart, but otherwise use backup weapons or gloves to kill them. Then give the plate to Theodore to collect 200 (or 300) gold, plus 800 exp. Of course, if you’re a tech user, you might just want to keep the plate or steal it back from Theodore after you deliver it to him. -- Inside 14 Trellis Way, you’ll meet KENDRICK WALES, an author. He’ll let you know that he’s written a new book, but he won’t tell you anything about it. (Kendrick will be more important later in the game, so just remember where he is.) “I’m not one to sound my own virtues, but I must admit that it’s a masterpiece! A true example of scholarly pursuit!” -- Kendrick Wales -- At the cemetery gates, you’ll find GEOFFREY TARELLOND-ASHE. He’ll give you some background information about why the zombies might be rising from their graves, and he’ll ask you to give him whatever object is causing the problem. If you’re evil, he’ll even join your group to help. Regardless, work your way to the cemetery chapel, killing whatever zombies get in your way. (Or, if you need experience, just sit around and kill them for a while.) Inside you’ll find two fire elementals guarding an inferno hammer (D 1-8, FT 1-10, FD 5-10) in the furnace, but unless you really want the hammer or are a glutton for punishment, just skip them. Then head down into the catacombs, kill a bunch of zombies, putrid walkers, and gore guards, and pick up the gem in the burial room past the passage. (You can also pick up the mace of the damned in one of the caskets.) When you give the gem to Geoffrey, you’ll receive 500 gold and 1500 exp. With Ashbury’s quests done, you can either head right out to the Isle of Despair (by talking to Edward Teach), or you can explore the Haunted Castle first. The Haunted Castle isn’t involved in any quests, and it doesn’t provide any exciting equipment (unless you’re an evil mage), but you can get some decent experience there. Plus, it’s atmospheric, and you’ve always wanted to meet the Lord of the Damned anyway, right? Regardless, before you leave you might want to pick open the barrel next to Teach’s ship. You’ll have to turn Teach around so he doesn’t notice you (stand on the opposite side and talk to him), but once you open it you’ll find a copy of “The Hand” by Frederick von Hapsgood. It’s a book you might be able to use on the Isle of Despair. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.13 ISLE OF DESPAIR | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ F _ North __________________ /| __/ \_ / / _________________ \ / __/ _________ \ \_ / / ___| ____ | \_ \ | / _| | T | |__ \ \ / / _| | | | \ \ Legend |__| | ___ |____| _ |_ \ __ | | | O |_| |_ \ C Cynthia Boggs | | | |___| _ G ___ | | F Footprints | | | ___ / \ | J | | | G Gorrin | | || | | Pit | |___| | | J Jones the Collector | | ||___| \ _ / ___ | | N Norian | | | ___ | | | | O Ogdin \ |_ | N | C|___| | | T Thorvald Two Stones \ |_ |___| ___ __| | \_ |_______|___|_____| | \ Gate / \________ ________/ | | ______/ \__ /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ To start off, save your game. Once you leave the Isle of Despair, you won’t be able to come back, so just in case you mess something up, it’s better to be safe than sorry. You’ll start out on the island next to Teach’s ship. Follow the path to the west, and shortly you’ll arrive at an enclave. Talk to the gate guard, and he’ll let you know that THORVALD TWO STONES is in charge of the enclave, and that he has a personal guard named OGDIN. The guard might also tell you of a “sorcerous beast” that has been troubling the enclave. (If he doesn’t offer you the quest, you can kill the beast and then come back to trigger it.) Agree to kill the beast and then head west around the outer walls of the base. If you stick to the coast you should find some shallows that allow you to cross the water. From there, stay with the coast but head north and then east, and you should find some footprints. If you follow the footprints, you’ll arrive at the beast’s lair. The beast is a level 29 “temporal crusher” and it can apparently freeze an opponent for a short amount of time. So attacking it without followers might be difficult, but otherwise it should pose no problem. After the beast is dead, explore its lair to find a junk pile with baneful gauntlets (bad) and a charmed ring (PR 5, FR 5, ER 5, MR 5) in it. Then go back to the starting point of the footprints and travel east. You’ll eventually come to a trail leading northeast. If you follow the trail you’ll find a chest (hidden behind the trees) with 1837 gold in it. Now head back to the enclave to receive your reward for killing the crusher: a serpentine necklace (poison heal rate x2, reaction -5), plus 1200 exp. Finally, enter the enclave.
On the eastern side of the enclave you’ll meet CYNTHIA BOGGS. She’ll tell you how she has been “abused and treated like common property,” and she’ll ask you to rescue her. She’ll also tell you of a nomadic group of women who live on the island, who might take her in if she can escape from the enclave. Agree to help her, and she’ll mark the location of the women’s camp on your map. If you’re male, she’ll also give you a white scarf. In the building next to the one where Boggs is standing, you’ll meet JONES THE COLLECTOR. He’ll ask you to pick up some technological items from Shades Beach, and he’ll offer a strange weapon as a reward. When you agree to help, he’ll mark the location of the beach on your map. In a building on the southern side, you’ll find Norian. He’ll tell you that he makes potato moonshine, and he’ll ask you to deliver some to a man named MAXIMILLIAN, who lives outside the enclave. If you agree to do the delivery for him, he’ll give you some moonshine and mark Maximillian’s location on your world map. “You never know what some of old Norian’s moonshine is worth.” -- Norian Finally, you can talk to Ogdin in front of the large building to the north. He’ll let you know that Thorvald is the only dwarf on the island. He’ll also tell you that the only way to meet Thorvald is to prove yourself “on the field of battle.” If you’re persuasive or have a copy of “The Hand,” you can skip the combat and go right in, but otherwise you’ll have to talk to GORRIN and schedule a fight in the pits. There are five battles in the pits: 1. Borag, a level 10 half-ogre 2. A level 12 human bandit 3. A level 11 elven thief 4. A level 14 human bandit 5. Three level 15 halflings (kill the spellcasters first because they can summon demons and fire elementals) You only have to win the first battle to see Thorvald, but if you can win all five you’ll gain a reputation as “Champion of the Pit.” Note: You’ll have to fight the battles alone, and to do so you’ll have to ask all of your party members to wait for you. Since there are some bugs in the game with joining and rejoining (especially with Magnus), save your game before asking anybody to wait, and then make sure everybody will hook back up with you before continuing. If you find that you’ll lose a party member by fighting in the pit, you can instead just fight your way to see Thorvald and kill him for the information you need. It’s not pretty, but it works. But supposing you gain access to Thorvald in the normal way, he’ll confirm that the Black Mountain Clan isn’t on the island, and he’ll suggest that you talk to the Wheel Clan about it. Thorvald will then mark the location of the Wheel Clan on your map, and he’ll let you know that you’ll need special glasses in order to see the entrance to the clan’s home. “The whole clan gone? My clan involving themselves with magicks? None of this makes sense!” -- Thorvald Two Stones From here you can proceed in a variety of ways. Thorvald has the glasses you need, and you can either convince him to join your party (which requires 3 ranks of persuasion) or you can simply convince him to give you the glasses (which requires 9 intelligence or very low intelligence). You can also kill him or rob him to get the glasses, or you can loot the chest in his room to get a schematic for the glasses. Lastly, you can go to the spectacles shop in Ashbury and ask the proprietor there to make you a pair (ask about his wares). But note that the schematic and the shop require kathorn crystals, so if you don’t have any, it’s probably best to get Thorvald’s glasses -- by whatever means necessary. Whichever choice you make, go ahead and leave the enclave, and then start working on all the side quests you discovered earlier: -- At Maximillian’s house, after dropping off the moonshine, you can talk to Maximillian and learn that he’s really the heir to the throne of Cumbria. He’ll then ask you to contact Lianna Pel Dar (in Dernholm) and let her know about his situation. “I can still hear her, you know... the stone walls of Dernholm, the rolling hills and vales, the trumpet blast of the Dragon Knights marching to battle.” -- Maximillian -- At Shades Beach, you’ll find the wreckage of a strange craft guarded by some spiders. The craft is a submarine (you’ll learn more about it later), and you should find six “ancient” technological items near it: two schematics, a filament, a pocket watch, a looking glass, and some gears. Jones will take any of the items other than the schematics. -- At the women’s camp, you’ll find several women standing around a fire. If you’re male, make sure you’re wearing the white scarf on your head before entering the area, or the women will attack you and you’ll botch the quest. When you talk to LORRIA, the leader of the group, you’ll find that the women are not interested in helping Boggs escape. All they’ll do is provide you with a gun to give her. You’ll have to help Boggs yourself. “Better to die fighting than to live a torturous life.” -- Lorria So head back to the enclave, report to Norian and Jones to complete their quests, and then talk to Boggs. If you just give her the gun and tell her to escape on her own, she'll start attacking the gate guards and get mowed down. (And, amusingly, if your companions are close enough, they’ll help kill her.) Instead, offer to help, but don’t leave through the front gate, or you’ll just have to attack the guards yourself. There are numerous windows in the walls of the camp, and while they’re all locked, they’re all easy to pick. So just head east to the wall, open a window, and escape the camp that way. If a guard tells Boggs to stop following you, inform him that she’s your property now, and he’ll go away. When you talk to Lorria again, Boggs will leave your group. You won’t get any experience for completing the quest, but you can always keep the scarf or Boggs’ locket as a memento of your time together. Note: You can also take Boggs with you when you return to Ashbury. I’ve heard people say you get a fate point for doing this, but I’ve never gotten one myself. That’s it for the Isle of Despair, so head back to the mainland. But before going to the Wheel Clan, you might want to stop at the Ancient Shipwreck (499W, 892S). At night skeletons appear there, and they always seem to have kathorn crystals on them. So if you need some, that’s a good place to look. Also, if you go to Tarant and report in to Bates, he’ll give you some gold. Lastly, on the way to the Wheel Clan, you’ll probably have a random encounter with Arronax (or it might happen at the Wheel Clan entrance itself). He’ll just taunt you a little, and there isn’t anything you can do about it. “I am returning. It has already been set in motion, and there’s nothing you can do about it. I am returning, and all will fall.” -- Arronax /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.14 WHEEL CLAN | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ _ Level 1 ____| | _ North ------- | __ 2| To Level 3 /| _| |_ |_| / _| |_ _ _____| |__| | |_____ __ 1| To Level 2 Exit |_ _| |_| |_ _| _ | |__| | |____ 3| To Mines |_| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ _____ Level 2 | | Altar to ------- |_ _| Alberich _| |_ |_ _| | | ___ ___ ___| |___ | 4| To Mines To |6 | | _____ | | _| Level 3 |_ | | | | | | | | |_____| |___ | |_____| | |___ _____ | |___ ___| ________ | |___ | | | | | __ | __| | | | | | | | | | | | __|___| | | | | __ | | | | | | | | | | __ _| |___ | | | |__| |________| |_____| |__| |__| | | |1 | | __ ________ _____ __ __ | | Throne Room | | | | | | | | | | |__| |_ |___| | | | | | |______ | | | | |__| | |__| | |__ | | | | | | |________| | |___| | | | | ___| |_____| | ___| |___ | _____ ___| | _____ | _| | | | | | | | To |7 | | |_____| | | |_ Level 3 |___| |___ ___| | 5| To Dredge | | |___| _| |_ |_ _| |_| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ __ _____ Level 3 __ | | | | | Legend ------- | | | V| _|E| |__ | |___|__||___|__| | E Erick Obsidian |__|_ ________ | T| H Herbalist __| |________| |__| I Inventor | _____________| S Smith __ __ __ __ | | ___ T Thrayne Iron |__|_ _|__| |__|_ _|__| | | | 6 | To Heart | H | | S | | I | | | | | | | Level 2 V Vegard Molten |__ | | | | | | | | |____| |__ Flow __ _| | | _| |_ | | _| |__ ______ | __ | |_|___|_|__|_____|_|__|__|_________| |______| |__| | |8 ______ _________ ____ ____________________ 2| To Level 1 |__| _| | __ | | | |_ ____________ |__| To | _| _| |_ _| | |_ | | | | | | Mines | | |Garden|_ | | | |Inn| | | | | | |______| | | | |___| |__|__|__| | |___________| | |___|_____|_____ 7| |_______________| |__| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ __ _____ ___ Mines |3 |___ |___ |_______ | 4| To Level 2 ----- |____ | | _____ | | _| To | | ___|T| ___|T| | |_ Level 1 _|T| | ___| |_ _| |_ | | _| | | | |_________| | | | _| |_____ |_________ _| | | |_______ | _| | | |_______ | |___ |_ | Legend | ___ T| |___ | | | |_| | | | | | |_ A Arvid Millstone __| | ____| |____ | | D Dread Crystal Spider | __| | _______ T| |D T| T Treasure | | | |_ | | |___| _| |___ | | ___| | |___ _| |A | | _ |___ | | | | | | |___ | | |___| T| | |__ | |_ |_________| |___T| | 8| To Level 3 |___| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ __ ________ ____________ Dredge |5 |______ | ____ | | T_____ _| _ ------ |_______ | | | |T|__| | | | | |___ To ___| | | |__ |______| | | | ___| Level 2 | ___| |__ | _ | | | | | |___ _|T|___________| | |T|________| | _ | _ | |_______________ | |______ ___| |T| |_| | | _____________ | |______ | |_________ | |_____| | | ____T____ | | ____ | | _______ | |___ ___| | |_____ | |____| |_ | | |_| ___| | | | |_____ | |___ ____| | | | _ | | |___________ | | ___ | | |T| | | |K| | _______ T| | |_| | | |_______| |_____ | | |_| | | | _ H | | ___________ _| | |_____ ___ | | | | |___| | | | | |___ T| | T| | | | | ____| | ____| | | G | | | _______| | | | | ____| | __ | |___| | _| | _ _ | | | | | | | |T| | |___| | | | |_| | | |T| ___ | | ___ |_______| | |_______| | | |_| | | |__|T | | _________| |___ M | | __ L| Legend |_| |___| |_| |___| G Grey King L To Loghaire H Heirloom M Molten Giant K Heirloom Key T Treasure /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ When you arrive at the home of the Wheel Clan, you’ll only see a blank rock wall. To make the entrance appear, put on the kathorn spectacles and then step into the stone square on the ground. Once you see the entrance, you won’t need the spectacles any more, and you can get rid of them. Inside, take the middle staircase on the first level, and then keep moving northeast on the second level until you arrive at the throne room. You’ll find a passage there in the northeastern wall (it might be hard to see), and when you pass through it you’ll find RANDVER THUNDER STONE, Loghaire’s son and the current King-in-Waiting. Save your game here. When you talk to Randver, you should learn that Loghaire hasn’t been the same since he sent the Black Mountain Clan into exile, and that he’s shut himself into an area of the mines called the Dredge. At that point you should get a dialogue option that starts with “I’m confused....” and then, if your intelligence is high enough (10?), Randver should tell you about the Stone and the Shape. During that conversation be sure to ask about Lorek and the Clan Wars. “As slate will flake and crack under the sculptor’s chisel, so will a dwarf who knows not his purpose, knows not his Shape.” –- Randver Thunder Stone At the end of the conversation, one of two things should happen: either you should realize that Randver has a secret passage he uses to contact his father, or else Randver should give you permission to explore the Dredge so you can fight your way to see his father. If neither of these happens, you might want to reload and try the conversation again. Otherwise you’ll have to kill the dwarf guarding the stairs to the Dredge in order to get in. The staircase to the Dredge is on the eastern side of the level, near the throne room. But before going down there, explore the rest of the Wheel Clan’s home, especially level 3: -- VEGARD MOLTEN FLOW will ask you to retrieve a family heirloom from the Dredge. -- ERICK OBSIDIAN, the local historian, will tell you about an ancient race of dwarves called the Iron Clan. He’ll give you a schematic for a key to the “Place of Iron” and ask you to give him the Durin Stone if you should somehow find the place and get inside. -- THRAYNE IRON HEART will ask you to deliver a message to his brother ERLAND at the Stonecutter Clan. He’ll then mark the location of the clan on your map. (However, in some games Thrayne will never get up from his bed, and you won’t be able to do the quest.) -- In the mines, ARVID MILLSTONE will tell you that something has been killing miners lately, and he’ll ask you to solve the problem. You’ll find that the problem is a bunch of spiders. (In fact, you might discover the spiders long before Millstone.) Once you kill the spiders, return to Millstone to become a hero of the Wheel Clan. “Sometimes, when you dig this deep, you find things that weren’t ever supposed to be found.” -- Arvid Millstone. -- In the garden you’ll find an olive tree, and on the ground next to it you’ll find some olive branches. Even if you don’t have to go to the Dredge, you might want to anyway. There are some nasty creatures down there -- ore golems, groups of brute fangs, and more -- but you’ll gain a lot of experience, you’ll be able to complete Vegard Molten Flow’s quest, and you’ll be able to find some mithril ore and a schematic for mechanized platemail (in the room with the Grey King). However, if you don’t find any mithril in the Dredge, or if you skip the Dredge, you can always buy some from the dwarven smith. Note: If Randver told you about the secret entrance to the Dredge, then you won’t have permission to use the normal staircase. However, you can still enter the Dredge by exiting Loghaire’s location to the southwest. When you get to Loghaire, he’ll tell you that it was a delegation sent by the SILVER LADY (queen of the elves) who demanded that the Black Mountain Clan be exiled. He’ll also tell you that the elves threatened war, which is why he complied. During the conversation you should get a dialogue option with “That’s because your Stone is still true....” in it. From there you can discuss the Shape and the Stone with Loghaire and eventually convince him to retake his throne. Also, Loghaire should become suspicious of his encounter with the elves, and he should ask you to go to Qintarra to talk to them. He won’t know where Qintarra is, but he’ll suggest you go to Stillwater to find out, and he’ll mark Stillwater on your map. Lastly, he’ll give you a letter from the chief of the elven delegation, someone named M’IN GORAD. If you went down to the Dredge, go ahead and give Vegard Molten Flow his heirloom -- a toy train -- and collect the reward: a miner’s helmet (AC 15) plus 6400 exp. “Were you expecting some ancient dwarven artifact, perhaps some lost piece of technology? In this world of magick and myth, is it impossible that something as simple as a toy wagon might have value?” -- Vegard Molten Flow You can’t complete either of the other Wheel Clan side quests for now, so head on over to Stillwater. On the way, you might want to stop at the Uncharted Cave (1048W, 695S). Inside you’ll find a nasty level 35 fire elemental plus a magick ring (PR 10, FR 10, ER 10, MR 10). /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.15 STILLWATER | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ __ Legend |C | MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM |__| MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM A Adkin Chambers MMMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMM B Brigitte / Altar MMMMMMMMMMMMM __ MMM C Cyrus’ House MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM |H | MMM G Gildor Nightwalk MMMMMMMMMMMMMM |__| MMMM H Stanley X. Hippington MMMMMMMMMMMMM MMM MMMMMM M Myrth MMMMMMMMMMMM MMMMM MMMMMMMM R Richard Leeks ___ MMMMMMM MMMMMMMMMM X Giant Cave | | ___ MMMMMMMMM MMMMMMMMM Y Marley __ | B | | M | MMMMMMMMMM MM |A | |_______| ___ |___| MMMMMMMMMM M |__| | | | | MMMMMMMMMMM X M | | |___| ___ MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM M |_____| | G | MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM M ____ ______ |___| MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM | | | R | | MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM |____| o |___| | MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Pub |__| MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ____ _____ MMMMMMMMMMMMM | | | | MMMMMMMMMMMMMM |____| | | MMMMMMMMMMMMMM Shop |_____| MMMMMMMMMMMMM Inn __ |Y | MMMM |__| MMMM /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Explore the town. You’ll find several people who will offer you quests: -- RICHARD LEEKS (the blacksmith) will ask you to check in on CYRUS the wizard. He’ll also give you some background on the Stillwater Giant (whose statue is prominently displayed in the center of town). “If there’s anyone in this land who knows more about blacksmithing than I do, I’d be very surprised.” -- Richard Leeks Cyrus’ house is on the northwestern edge of the town. When you get there you’ll find that the house is empty, but you’ll see pools of blood and a set of large footprints leading north. So follow the footprints for a while until you come to a cave. When you go inside you’ll find Cyrus locked in a cage. He’ll tell you that the ogre DROG BLACK TOOTH captured him -- and that the ogre will be back just as soon as he finds something to spice up the soup! However, don’t let Cyrus out yet. When you stop talking to him the ogre will appear at the entrance to the cave, and if you let Cyrus out he’ll immediately run in that direction and maybe get himself killed (thus botching the quest). So instead go to the entrance yourself, kill Drog (who is weaponless and only level 30), and get the key from his corpse. Now you can let Cyrus out and collect the reward from Leeks. “Thank the stars! It was going to be wizard stew for old Drog if you hadn’t come along!” -- Cyrus -- At the Bleeding Rose Inn, you can talk to the innkeeper and get a book from Joachim. When you read the book, leave it open long enough for Virgil to start a conversation (provided you still have Virgil with you). -- BRIGITTE (head priestess for the Cult of Geshtianna) will tell you that somebody has stolen the idol from Geshtianna’s altar. Agree to help her, and then go to the local pub and listen to all of the rumors. You’ll find out that MARLEY is suddenly much more popular than he used to be, so go over to his house (on the southeastern part of town). If you’re persuasive, you can convince Marley to give up the idol (in exchange for a blessing). Otherwise you’ll have to rob him or kill him for the key, and then get the idol from the large crate in the back of the house. When you bring the idol back to Brigitte, you’ll receive a +1 beauty blessing -- plus other rewards, if you feel so inclined. “Perhaps you would spare me a moment to, uhm... instruct you in the ways of the goddess?” -- Brigitte -- GILDOR NIGHTWALK will tell you a story and give you a book to set up the background for his quest -- to retrieve the Great Ruby of K’alru. He’ll then mark the location of the ruby on your map. (Nightwalk is also wearing a ring of concealment, but its “considerable” bonus to prowl is only +2.) -- MYRTH will tell you the location of Qintarra, but first you’ll have to do two things: you’ll have to get him to give you a straight answer, and you’ll have to perform a quest for him (of course). To get the straight answer, just give Myrth a taste of his own medicine. When he asks if you mind him asking why you want to go to Qintarra, just say that you don’t mind, and then make him wait two times. Then tell him, “I said I didn’t mind you asking, not that I’d tell you.” He’ll enjoy that remark, and he’ll offer to let you know the location of Qintarra, provided you can bring him back the pelt of the Stillwater Giant. He’ll also suggest you talk to STANLEY XAVIER HIPPINGTON, the local expert on the giant. (If Myrth is antagonistic when you meet him, then take the dialogue option that starts with “Excuse ME, elf...” and then end the conversation and speak to him again.) If you decide you don’t like Myrth very much, or if your character isn’t able to follow his word games, you can learn the location of Qintarra in another way. Myrth is wearing an amulet named N’tala, which you might remember as the amulet Gaylin was looking for way back in Shrouded Hills. If you get the amulet from Myrth (one way or the other) and give it to Gaylin, she’ll tell you where Qintarra is located. Of course, the amulet is nice (+1 strength, +1 constitution, +100% healing rate), so you might want to get it just to get it. -- You’ll find Stanley Xavier Hippington (“renowned cryptozoologist”) in his house on the northeastern edge of town. He’ll tell you that the Stillwater Giant is a shapeshifter and that, to conserve energy, it usually takes the form of a small, blue bunny. He’ll also tell you that the giant conveniently lives in a cave nearby, and he’ll ask you to capture it. So take the cage and scent Hippington gives you and travel north and then east to the creature’s lair. Capturing the bunny / giant works just the same way as closing the portal near Liam’s workshop: put the cage in one of your hotkey slots, and then, as soon as you see the bunny, press the hotkey and select the bunny. You don’t have to use the scent. When you take the caged bunny back to Hippington, he’ll tell you that you need to get the giant legitimized, and that you should see Dr. Tristan Fenwick of the Tarant Zoological Society. So once you’ve finished all the Stillwater side quests, journey back to Tarant and talk to Fenwick. He probably won’t give you the response you were hoping for, but he’ll direct you to H.T. Parnell’s museum, where you can buy a (fake) Stillwater Giant pelt for 2000 gold. Go ahead and buy it or steal it (Parnell is carrying the key to the case), and then trek all the way back to Stillwater. “Oh, I just love you practical jokers. A blue rabbit! Hah! Nice paint work, though.” -- Dr. Tristan Fenwick When you give the pelt to Myrth, you can either lie or tell the truth about how you got it (lying might take some persuasion), and he’ll mark Qintarra on your map. He’ll also mark a pass through the Stonewall Range so you can walk there. I don’t think there’s anything you can do with the bunny in the cage at this point, so feel free to stash it somewhere. Maybe it would look good in Hippington’s house. Before traveling to Qintarra, head on over to the Stonecutter Clan -- even if you didn’t accept Thrayne Iron Heart’s quest to talk to his brother. You’ll find some interesting background information while you’re there. The location of the clan is (1344W, 886S). Also, now that you’ve completed the Stillwater Giant quests, at some point when traveling near Stillwater you might have a “random” encounter with a blue bunny. It will, of course, turn into the Stillwater Giant, and once you kill it you’ll get an authentic pelt. You can then sell the pelt to H.T. Parnell for 2000 gold. (And there’s a money cheat with the transaction. Offer the pelt to Parnell and then refuse his offer. Talk to him again and ask to conclude the transaction. At that point you can ask more questions and get the conclude transaction dialogue again, and you can repeat it as much as you want and gain as much gold as you want.) /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.16 STONECUTTER CLAN | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ ________ __ | X |_|D | Legend | | | _|__| | | |_ | D Dwarves | | _| | ___________ L Necromancer’s Lab | |_| | | _______ | S Storage Room | _ | ___| | | | | | |____| | ___| _| |_ | | ___|_|__ | L | | | | |S | | |_____| | | _|__|__|__|_____ | |__| ______ | | |____ | | |___| | |______| | | |_____ ____|___| | | | | _| | Entrance|___| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ When you enter the clan’s home, you’ll find zombies wandering all over the place. Kill the zombies and eventually work your way to a locked room with some dwarves in it. The “dwarf technologist” will turn out to be Erland Iron Heart, and he’ll tell you how he found an ancient necromancer’s laboratory and accidentally created the zombies. Let Erland know his brother is looking for him, accept the key that he gives you, and then go in search of the lab. The passageway to the lab is behind a locked storage room. Erland’s key will unlock the doors. When you get to the lab, you’ll find a level 30 “Bludgeoner” that will look more formidable than it really is. Once you’ve killed it and the putrid walkers with it, loot the table in the room to find a journal, a necromizer schematic, and a cursed ring and medallion. The journal belonged to KERGHAN, the first necromancer, and you should read it to learn a little more about him, Nasrudin, and Arronax. Now head on to Qintarra. Unless you have the teleport spell, you’ll have to make your way through Hardin’s Pass. There isn’t anything interesting to the pass; just make your way generally south and west until you get to the other side. Now you’ll be able to travel on the western side of the Stonewall Range, and in the future you won’t have to stop at the pass to cross from one side of the mountains to the other. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.17 QINTARRA | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ _______ _/ T \_ _ North / ___ \ ___ /| | / \ | __/ \__ / | | | | _/ | Q | \_ | \___/ | | \___/ | \_ _/ \_ R _/ \__ __/ \__ __/ | | | | __| |__ _______ __| |__ _______ _/ \_ _/ \_ _/ \_ _/ I \_ / ___ \ / ___ S \ / ___ \ / ___ \ | / \ |___| / \ |___| / \ |___| / \ | | | | ___ | E | ___ | | ___ | | | | \___/ | | \___/ | | \___/ | | \___/ | \_ _/ \_W _/ \_ _/ \_U _/ \__ __/ \_______/ \__ __/ \_______/ | | | | __| |__ __| |__ _/ \_ _/ F \_ / ___ \ / ___ \ | / \ | | / \ | | | | | | | | | | \___/ | | \___/ | \_J _/ \_Y _/ \_______/ \_______/ /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Legend E Entrance / Exit Q Silver Lady U Ellumyn F Fawn R Raven W Winde I Ivory S Swyft Y Whysper J Jormund T Wrath /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Enter the tree canopy to the north and talk to the guards next to the passage. They should let you up into Qintarra. Once you’re there, explore the area and talk to the people you meet: -- WINDE (master of the hunt) will ask you to find a missing hunter. He’ll mark a location on your map (the Bedokaan Village) where the hunter was last known to be. When you get to the village, you’ll find the elf in a nearby pit, and he’ll tell you that he didn’t do anything to provoke the lizard people. If you’re not very diplomatic, you can find vine ropes on most of the (red) lizard guards in the village. Then, if you kill the (green) Bedokaan guard next to the pit, you can talk to the elf again to give him a rope, and then talk to him one last time so he leaves the village. If you’re more persuasive, you can head northeast of the pit and talk to the (blue) lizard chief, KAN KERAI. It’s possible to have a long conversation with him and convince him that not all warm-blooded creatures are the same and that the elves haven’t done anything to his people. Then you can either go out and kill the poachers who caused the problems, or you can convince Kerai that the poachers are evil but humans in general aren’t. If you’re persuasive enough to take the latter approach (it requires 3 ranks of persuasion) and, if you tell Kerai your story, he’ll offer you the services of WAROMON, who is standing at the altar dedicated to Makaal, southeast of the pit. Then just talk to the elf (now outside the pit) so he leaves the village. “All warm-bloods know not our ways, the cold-blood ways.” –- Kan Kerai Note: While the Poachers’ Camp will always appear on the world map, the poachers themselves will only appear if you agree to kill them. Since the poachers have an elephant gun and lots of bullets, you might want to take the more violent approach just to pick up better equipment. -- JORMUND (a dwarven wizard) will tell you that he is under contract to serve an elven wizard named WRATH until either Wrath dies or Wrath lets him go free. If you offer to talk to Wrath for him, Jormund will decline, but if you head northeast to talk to Wrath anyway, you’ll find that he has been murdered. So play the detective and examine the corpse. You’ll find a wine glass with a “strange, pungent odor” to it. When you go back to Jormund, you’ll find that the elves have put him under arrest. So talk to the elf guard, and then talk to Jormund again. Jormund will claim he didn’t do it, and he’ll ask you to help him out. Also, if you show him the wine glass, he’ll suggest that it might have been poisoned, and he’ll let you know that SHARPE is the local apothecary. When you go over to Sharpe’s shop, you’ll find that his wife IVORY is there instead. However, don’t go in and talk to her yet. Instead, wait until 22:00 when she leaves for the night. Then go in and either pick open or break open the vase. Inside you’ll find a vial that once contained poison. Then wait for morning and finally talk to Ivory. Select the dialogue option about the vial, and eventually the two of you should come to the conclusion that Wrath was so bitter about Ivory loving Sharpe that he actually killed himself and tried to frame Sharpe for the deed. (If you’re persuasive enough, you can talk to Ivory about the wine glass and then the vial, and the conversation will sound better.) Now you can take the vial to the elf guarding Jormund and convince him that Wrath killed himself. Jormund will then give you the Staff of Xoranth (a really fast two-handed weapon), and you’ll be able to add him to your group if you want. “We all know that elves do not have it in them to wantonly murder each other over things like jealousy.” -- Ivory -- ELLUMYN will ask you to get some mithril for him. (If you don’t have any on you, you can get some at the Wheel Clan or the Stonecutter Clan). In return you’ll receive Ellumyn’s Bow (a faster version of the elven hunter’s bow) plus 1700 exp. -- WHYSPER will give you a gem if you tell her your story. (The gem will turn you invisible for several hours.) Also, Whysper will ask you to find some essence of the Vol’ars Wisp. Sometimes you can find such a wisp in random encounters near Qintarra, but otherwise you’ll have to wait until later in the game to find one. Regardless, once you do have the essence and return it to Whysper, she'll give you a scroll of succour beast. -- SWYFT will ask you to guide her to Tarant. If you decide to do the quest, you should take her right away; otherwise she’ll complain and then (almost immediately) leave your group, botching the quest. “Oooh! I get to go to Tarant! I’m so excited!” -- Swyft -- When you ask RAVEN for an audience with her mother, the Silver Lady, she’ll tell you that she’s too busy with other, more pressing matters, to deal with you. If you offer to help, Raven will ask you to remove a group of humans from Falcon’s Ache. But don’t rush off to complete the quest right away. Instead, keep talking to Raven until you learn everything you can about the Ache. In particular, you’ll find out that Falcon’s Ache is an elven holy place, and that if you spill blood there, the spirits will exact revenge. Plus, Raven will mark the location of the Ache on your map. So head on over to Falcon’s Ache. When you get there, you’ll find some surveyors, headed by WILLIAM BENCH of the Torringsdale Lumber Company. If you’re persuasive (2 ranks is enough), you’ll eventually get the dialogue option “I think I’ll be able to persuade you otherwise.” And from there you can pretend to be a representative of Gilbert Bates and convince the surveyors to leave. If you’re not persuasive, then you’ll have to be a little tricky. Since the spirits of the Ache will punish anybody who spills blood there -- and not just you -- if you can get the surveyors to attack you, you’ll be able to get rid of them that way. So move far away from the surveyors and tell your followers to wait. Then walk over to Bench and insult him until he and his followers attack. As soon as one of the surveyors hits you, the spirits will kill them all. Now you can return to Raven and finally meet the Silver Lady. Listen to everything she says, and then talk to Raven and listen to everything she says as well. It’s ok if you don’t understand most of it. All you need to take away is that M’in Gorad might be a Dark Elf, and that in order to find the home of the Dark Elves, you’ll have to track down a human named Dr. Renford A. Terwilliger, who was last known to be in Tarant. “It’s an interesting thing about prophecies, traveler. They’re no clearer to one such as myself, living both in and out of the stream, than they are to you, walking on the shore.” -- The Silver Lady So head on back to Tarant. When you get there, go to the Department of Records and ask the clerk about Terwilliger. She won’t find anything, so suggest she check back 50-100 years. She’ll find an obituary for Terwilliger, and it will list him as the author of “T’sen-Ang: Horror Among the Dark Elves.” You’ll then receive a quest to track down the book. Note: If you discovered Terwilliger’s grave marker at the cemetery before going to the Hall of Records, you can immediately ask the clerk to find his obituary. Also, if you killed or otherwise can’t deal with the records clerk, the obituary can be found in the rightmost filing cabinet in the locked room nearby. “Mr. Terwilliger’s publicist announced that the troubled author had recently been undergoing treatment to aid with ongoing delusions that someone was attempting to murder him for publishing his work.” -- from Terwilliger’s obituary in the Tarantian Your next stop should be the university library. They won’t have a copy of “Horror” but they will have a copy of a related book, “Curse of T’sen-Ang” by Kendrick Wales (who you might have met in Ashbury). If you’re feeling generous, you can buy a lifetime membership to the library and get Wales’ book that way. Otherwise you can rob or kill the librarian to get the book. When you read “Curse” you’ll find that everybody involved in publishing or owning “Horror” has met an untimely end, but that one copy of the book still remains. You’ll then receive a quest to find the owner of that last copy, VICTOR MISK of Caladon. At this point Caladon should show up on your world map, and you should be able to ask ship captains to take you to there. So do just that. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.18 CALADON | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ ____ / / __| |__ \ \ _ North / / | | \ \ /| / / ____________| |__ \ \_ / | | |_| |_ _____ | \_ \_ | | | |_| | | | __ \_ \_ Gypsy ___ | | | _ | | || | \_ \__ | |__ / / | |_| |_____| ||M | \__ \__ |Maxim | _/ / | |____ Temple __||__| \__ \_ |______| _/ / | Cemetery | _ _ | __ __ \_ / __/ |_ _|__|_| |_|_| |Y ||A | __ \ __ | / |_|___ ____|_| |__||__||C | | | | / / ________ ___ __ __ |__| | |__| | | |3 | | | __ | J | |1 ||D | / | | |__|__|__| __ _| | |___| |__||__| / __ | | _| ||S | |Misk| __ _/ | |__ __ | | |_| ||__| |____| |2 | / |_ Wit| | | | | | _______| __ __ __ |__| ____ | |___| |__| | | |_|Inn|Pub||S | |S ||O |___ | | | |__| |___|___||__| |__||______| | | \ _____ ___________________________ |____| \ __ | | | | Palace | | | | | | _ | ____ ____ | __ | | | | |_| | /\ / | P ||N |T| | | | |__| | | _ || | | _ |____||__|_| _ | |__| | | | |_|| | ||_| ____ |_|| / _| |___ \/ | _ _ | | Z/ | | ___ | ||_|G / \ |Zoo | / | | | W | | /\ | | | |____| / To | | | |___| || | |Park | \______/ shipwreck | | |_____ || | \___/ \|/ | |_| \/ /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Legend A Adam Maxwell O Sobbing Onion 1 \ C Carrington’s house P Police HQ 2 | Murders D Daniel McPherson S Shops 3 / G Guardhouse T Telegraph Office J Jonathon Sanders W Warehouse M Museum Y Arthur Tyron N Newspaper Office Z Old Sewer Entrance /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ As always, explore the town and talk to the people you meet: -- At 9 Gray Wolf Terrace, LILLIAN MISK will tell you a couple things: that her husband Victor died four days ago, and that, before he died, he hid his copy of the book “somewhere that only he and his old Dad would know.” If you keep talking to her, she’ll also ask you to find out who let Kendrick Wales know that Victor had the book. You can question the two servants -- WESLEY CARRINGTON the butler and BRINDA the maid -- but you won’t learn anything interesting from them. However, you can pick up Carrington’s passport from the couch and learn that he lives at 25 Dragon’s Turnabout. Also, if you’re interested in finding the Iron Clan, you should grab the copy of “Durin’s Truth” sitting on display in the front room. Lillian Misk is carrying the key to the case. -- At the cemetery, you can dig up Victor Misk’s grave. You’ll need a shovel to do it, and if you don’t have one, you can either steal one from BINGHAM SCHULEFEST (the dwarf in the graveyard), or you can hire him to dig up the grave for you (which results in you owning the shovel). Inside the grave you’ll find a skull and a book “purchased at the Roseborough Gift Shop.” If you ask Schulefest about the gift shop, he’ll mark Roseborough on your map. You can also ask Lillian Misk about the gift shop. Note: If you have Virgil with you, he’ll leave the group and wander over to the eastern side of the graveyard to pay his respects at a grave marked for LAWRENCE BRUMMOND. But when you talk to him, he’ll rejoin you. -- At the Sobbing Onion, RYAN SANDERS will ask you to kill his father, JONATHON, for 1000 gold. Jonathon is located at 5 Whytechurch Landing (just to the north). It doesn’t seem to matter how persuasive you are; if you try to tell Jonathon his son wants to kill him, he’ll just attack you. So take the initiative and attack him, and then, once he’s dead, loot the house and report back to Ryan for your reward. You can gouge Ryan for an extra 1000 gold, but then he’ll attack you, and some of the bar patrons won’t talk to you any more. -- At 15 Old King’s Way (the large building on the western side of town), you’ll meet HIERONYMOUS MAXIM. He’ll tell you how his workshop was destroyed and how ogres stole his heavier-than-air machines (which should sound familiar). He’ll also tell you that the king’s advisors think his heavier- than-air machines are a hoax and that he’s about to lose his funding. If you give him the camera from the crash site (which contains a photo of his machines in action) he’ll give you a medical arachnid (plus schematic) and offer to build you a mechanized rifle if you can deliver him the necessary parts (a loading mechanism and a Clarington rifle). You’ll also earn 9,900 experience. “Those stupid, inbred, ignorant beasts! They destroyed my masterpieces!” -- Hieronymous Maxim -- At 25 Old King’s Way (the house with the rabbits in front), you’ll meet DAVID WIT and his daughter CYNTHIA. They’ll tell you how something has been eating their rabbits at night during the last lunar cycle. Agree to look into the matter for them, and then watch their house during the night. Without too much surprise, you’ll find that Cynthia is really a werewolf and that she’s the one who has been eating the rabbits. Keep your followers back so they don’t attack her, and then once she’s killed a rabbit go talk to David again. He’ll beg you not to kill his daughter (so don’t), and he’ll suggest you might find a cure for Cynthia at Tulla. -- At 22 Dragon’s Turnabout, you’ll finally meet Arthur Tyron. He’ll tell you how gnomes have been doing breeding experiments to create bodyguards, and that the skulls were from their first experiments with orcs and elves. He’ll then ask you to go to “Half-ogre Island” to find evidence of the breeding experiments. “They’ve enslaved women and are forcing them to breed with ogres, I tell you!” -- Arthur Tyron So just ask a ship captain to take you to Half-ogre Island (or teleport there, if you can). When you get there, follow the path to a large laboratory and find the safe inside. The safe should contain a journal about the experiments plus a schematic for the potion of paralysis. However, when you try to take the journal back to Tyron, you’ll find a gnome in his house instead. The gnome will tell you about the gnomes and their experiments -- or maybe not -- and that’s basically where the quest ends. You can sell the journal to the Tarantian, but if you go back later you’ll discover that the reporter you sold it to was a fake. You can also go back to Tarant and sell the skulls to the phrenologist, but he’s a gnome and is involved in the plot as well. “What have I told you that is real?” -- unidentified gnome -- At 25 Dragon’s Turnabout (Wesley Carrington’s house), you should find a note stating, “Dear Mr. Carrington: Enclosed is the payment we agreed upon. Elmer Burbottom.” The note by itself isn’t enough to prove Carrington sold out the Misks, but it gives you a name to check out the next time you’re in Tarant. -- At the palace, you can talk to PRINCE AUGUSTE FARAD. At some point, if you visit Razors Pointe (1505W, 1772S), you’ll find a corpse carrying an amulet. The amulet has the inscription, “To Aria, my love. Prince Auguste Farad.” If you tell the prince that Aria is dead, and if you give him the amulet, he’ll give you 1000 gold. Note: Finding Aria is also a quest for King Praetor of Dernholm. (She’s his
daughter.) You can complete the quest by talking to Praetor the next time you’re in Dernholm, and he’ll give you some gold as well. -- At Shoreline Park, you can meet L.N. RENFORD (a gnome) and TARRY (a halfling). If you talk to Renford he’ll tell you how Tarry sold their gardening tools for three magic beans. If you’re feeling generous you can give Renford 1000 gold for the beans, but otherwise it’s better to steal them. The beans are essentially potions of full heal / resurrect, but you’ll have to identify them to use them. -- At Police Headquarters, CHIEF INSPECTOR HENDERSON will allow you to help investigate the Whytechurch murders, and he’ll suggest you take a look at the first two murder sites. (If you don’t get a dialogue option about the murders, be sure you’ve read the newspaper lying in front of the Mushroom Inn.) In the next room you can talk to RENEE who will tell you that the murderer was slender and might be an elf. “All I got workin for me are a group of slack jawed simians!” -- Chief Inspector Henderson So head to either of the two murder sites. They’re both the same, so it doesn’t matter which one you go to. Inside you should notice a trap door that won’t budge when you try to open it. Go back to police headquarters to let Henderson know what you’ve found. He’ll send you off to a third murder site, and at this one you should find the name “L’anamelach” written in green blood. (You could also get the name by conjuring the spirit of either of the first two victims.) Henderson will let you know that L’anamelach is a demon name and suggest you get into contact with a demonologist. “When do I get the case where I have to go to some nice tropical island to solve it?” -- Chief Inspector Henderson There’s a demonologist in Tarant. If you talked to him earlier in the game, you can use the telegraph office to send him a telegram. But since you need to go to Tarant anyway to look up Elmer Burbottom (plus do other things), you should skip it and just make the trip. But before leaving, you might want to do the Thieves Underground quests in Caladon. They’re much easier than the ones in Tarant, and you don’t have to be much of a thief to complete them. (But you do have to be a member of the Thieves Underground to receive the quests, and you can only join in Tarant.) /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.19 CALADON THIEVES UNDERGROUND | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ The Thieves Underground quests in Caladon work just like the ones in Tarant, except the fence is located in the back room of the Sobbing Onion, and the thief who gives you the jobs is standing in front of the inn. Here are the things to steal, their locations, and their rewards: -- Caladon Crusading Chain; armory under guardhouse near Shoreline Park; 400 gold, 2200 exp. (The armor is pretty good for spellcasters, so you might want to keep it.) -- Chest of Gold; shipwreck south of town; 700 gold, 1000 exp. (You can also grab some poisoned platemail and a small steam engine while you’re there.) -- Magic Necklace; Mushroom Inn room three; 250 gold, 1500 exp. (When I identify the necklace, it comes up as a “dark helm” but it’s really a standard +40 MR amulet.) -- Police file on Ryan Marshall; Police Headquarters; 300 gold, 3100 exp. -- Sanders’ Pocketwatch; on Ryan Sanders at the Sobbing Onion; 300 gold, 1500 exp. -- Staff of Restoration; Sanders residence; 500 gold, 2800 exp. -- Tarant Postal Bag; dock warehouse; 350 gold, 2000 exp. You’ll also receive two jobs from ADAM MAXWELL at 24 Dragon’s Turnabout: -- The book “Divinations and Magicks for the Adept Wizard”; in the Misk house; 250 (or 350) gold, 3100 exp. -- The Necklace of Queen K’na S’ea; Caladon Museum; 550 (or 750) gold, 6400 exp. (The necklace is just a medallion of beauty in disguise.) /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.20 TARANT (2) | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ To get back to Tarant, you can either take a ship or you can travel overland through the Gorgoth Pass (1500W, 1443S). Since you need to explore the pass anyway to complete the Ancient Gods quest, you might as well take that route. The pass has lots of nasty equipment-damaging creatures in it, but just keep heading east and north, and eventually you’ll get to the other side. The altar is on the northern edge of the pass, about 2/3 of the way across. Back in Tarant, head over to the Hall of Records and discover that Elmer Burbottom lives in Ashbury at 14 Trellis Way. (You can also ask about Lawrence Brummond and find out that he was brutally murdered and had a brother named Virgil.) Then head north to the university and sell the skulls to the phrenologist. Finally, visit Professor Eakins the demonologist (west of the phrenologist) and talk to him about L’anamelach. He’ll give you some background information on the demon, and he’ll tell you how to kill it: retrieve the Sword of Xerxes from the Pit of Fires, and then use the sword against the demon. “Who in their right mind would try to take a demon into their body, thinking they could contain it?” -- Professor Eakins You can also finally meet EDWARD WILLOUGHSBY while you’re in town. If you approach his house, he’ll come out with his bodyguard and a wizard named PERRIMAN SMYTHE. If you talk to Willoughsby, he’ll ask you to meet him at his office (in the Department of Water / Hall of Records building) in an hour. If you talk to Smythe and tell him your story, he’ll offer to join you. You can also ask him about his adventures with Willoughsby, and he’ll mention that CHADWICK MOORE has been pestering him to write a story about it. That’s interesting because one of the loading screens for the game shows a copy of Arcanum Tales with the story from Moore in it. (That’s Smythe on the cover.) So go talk to Willoughsby (you don’t have to wait an hour). There are two things he’ll do for you. If you have enough persuasion to receive master training, he’ll give you a quest to go to Caladon and convince the king’s advisors there to have Caladon join Tarant and Ashbury in the Unified Kingdom. He’ll also mention that he’s taking “personal measures” to clean up the Boil. If you press him for details, he’ll suggest you talk to somebody named SEBASTIAN at Caleb Malloy’s pub. When you leave Willoughsby’s office, you’ll be approached by HEINRICH JENKS. If you listen to him long enough he’ll ask you to kill King Farad of Caladon (as an evil option to Willoughsby’s quest). However, doing Jenks’ quest will seriously mess up Caladon for you, so you should probably avoid it even though the payment is 20,000 gold. Note: You can accept the quest and then tell Willoughsby about it, but nothing seems to come of it. At the Boil, you can talk to Sebastian and find out just what Willoughsby meant by “personal measures.” It seems he wants the leaders of the two rival gangs dead, and so Sebastian will ask you to kill whichever leader you didn’t kill before (or both, presumably, if you didn’t kill either). This should be a pretty easy task, and when you return to Sebastian, he’ll offer to join your group. Now make a quick trip to Ashbury to check out 14 Trellis Way. You’ll arrive just as an elf assassin deals a mortal blow to Kendrick Wales (author of “Curse of T’sen-Ang”), but you’ll still have time to learn that Elmer Burbottom is Wales’ real name and that Wales paid Wesley Carrington for the information he got about “Horror Among the Dark Elves.” Finally, make the trek to the Pit of Fires. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.21 PIT OF FIRES | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ _____ Legend |T |___________________________ | E _________________________ | E Fire Elementals |_ _| | | G Other Group (Remains) | | | | M Seething Masses ______________| |____ | | P Pit of Lava | ______ ________ | _| |_ T Treasure | | | | | | ____| | | | | |________| | | __ E G| | | |_____ ____| | | |_ _| | |_ | | | | | | |_ | | |____________________| | _| |_ | | |M _________ __________| | M| __| | |_| _| |_ | P | |____| | | |_____| Exit |T M | |_____| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ The Pit of Fires is a small dungeon -- and you don’t even necessarily have to go inside. If you have at least three ranks of persuasion, you can talk to the four adventurers waiting outside the entrance, exaggerate the powers of the demon, and convince them to go in and retrieve the Sword of Xerxes for you. “Gads! We must stop this beast now! Damned be our measly fortunes!” -- Jyheired Otherwise, if you decide to go inside, be prepared for fire elementals and seething masses. That is, have extra weapons (and perhaps armor) for your followers, and stock up on some haste potions. Most of the creatures in the area are spaced apart widely enough that you can fight them one or two at a time, and that’s the best way to approach them. Also, be careful when you get to the Pit of Lava (where the Sword of Xerxes is kept). Accessing the “container” causes fire damage. When you’re ready to move on, head back to Caladon. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.22 CALADON SEWERS | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ _____________ ___ ___ | _______ | | |____| P | | | _ | | | ____ T| ___ Legend _| |___| | | | | | |___| | P6| |_______ | | |___| | | | 1 To guarded entrance ________| | |_______| | | __ 2 To warehouse | _____ T| ____________| |__| | 3 To Shoreline Park | |__ |___| | __________ __ 5| 4 To King’s Way |__ | | | | | |__| 5 To Dragon’s Turnabout | | | | | | 6 To temple entrance | |_________________| | | | | _________________ | | | O Dead ogre |___| _______________| | __ | | P Passage | _____________ |__| | | | T Treasure | | | __ | | | V Vincent | | | | |__| | | ______________ | | | | | | | __________ | ______| |____________| |_________| | | | __ | | | ___________4_______ O _________ | |T V| |1 |__ | | | | | | | | |___| |___ | | | Old | | | | | | | | | | Sewers | | New | | __ | | __ | | | |_ | | Sewers | | | |__| |__| | | | | T|___ | | | | |T __ __ T| ___| | |_____ | | | _| |_ |__| | | |__| | ___| ____| | | | | | | | | | | ____| |2 | | 3| |T | | |______| |____ |___| |_____| |___| |_______________| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ In Caladon, let Lillian Misk know that the butler did it, and she’ll tell you that he was recently found dead with a dagger in his heart -- another victim of the curse. Then go over to police headquarters and tell Chief Inspector Henderson that you found the Blade of Xerxes. He’ll give you permission to access the old sewers via the small building to the east. The old sewers aren’t very big, and it shouldn’t take you long to find VINCENT, the possessed elf. When you get to him, talk to him briefly and then attack him. Make sure you’re the only one attacking him, and make sure you have the Blade of Xerxes equipped. If you’ve done everything correctly, the demon won’t appear and you’ll receive a log entry (for finishing the quest) when Vincent dies. Then you can go back to police headquarters, and Henderson will give you a 2000 gold reward for killing the murderer. At this point you might also want to go to the new sewers. You’ll find some fairly easy combat there, plus some arcane gauntlets and other (good) random magical equipment. But ignore the passages for now. When you’re ready to move on, head to Roseborough. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.23 ROSEBOROUGH | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ __ | | Blacksmith _ North __ ______ | | /| | | | |_ _____ |__| ________ / |__| |_ | | | _| |_ | | Craig |_ |_| | _| | | | |__| |_| |__|___| Morgan o _ _|_|__ ____ ____ | | | | | | | Grave- | |__| |__ | | __| yard |___| Gift |_| |_| __ Shoppe __________ / \ _/ | | Ring of _____ / \__/ Brodgar | | | | Inn | | |_____| | __ | | | / | | Barracks | |__| _______________| _______________________ __/ \___/ /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Roseborough is a small town without much to see or do. It is the home of the Ring of Brodgar, which will become important later, but for now the only really important place is the town cemetery. There you can dig up Phillip Misk’s grave to find a copy of “Horror Among the Dark Elves.” When you read the book, you’ll discover the location of T’sen-Ang. But, of course, there are also some side quests to the town, and you can find them all at the Roseborough Inn: -- JASON C. GUY will tell you that the wards guarding the Ring of Brodgar are weakening. He’ll also ask you to look for signs of ancient technology for him so he can prove his theory about magic and technology working in cycles. (You’ll find the technology he’s looking for in Vendigroth, but you don’t seem to get any experience or anything for letting Guy know about it.) -- Next to Guy you can talk to TREVOR LYNWOOD, a journalist for the Tarantian. He’ll tell you about his troubles with the Lethe Wyvern, and if you offer to take a picture of it for him, he’ll give you his camera and show you the place on your map where you can find the beast. When you get to the location, finding the wyvern might be difficult because it moves around. However, I’ve had some luck immediately moving my party east to an outcropping of rocks, and then moving them north. The wyvern is usually in that area somewhere. When you find it, operate the camera on it (you should hear a click), and then, if you want, go ahead and kill it. It’s not too tough to kill. Then be sure to find the bridge so you can cross over the river and more easily get to the Glimmering Forest. “I’ve seen it! A truly horrible beast! I caught the merest glimpse.... but that was all it took!” -- Trevor Lynnwood -- You can also talk to the innkeepers about the matchbook (from the crash site) if you still have it. They’ll give you some information about Stennar’s activities as he passed through Roseborough. They’ll also let you know that he was planning to see Mr. Razzia in Caladon about obtaining a passport. “I told him... that he was in luck! The maiden voyage of the IFS Zephyr would be leaving from Caladon shortly. It was surely to be the quickest way to Tarant.” -- innkeeper -- Lastly, there is a quest involving FREDERIK. If you listen to all of the rumors for Roseborough, you’ll hear that there is a thieves cave in the mountains nearby. The cave is located at (1550W, 1536S), but the entrance is so small that only minute races and those affected by the shrink spell can get in. In fact, if you’re a large race and if you don’t know the shrink spell, then you should probably skip the quest. Scrolls of shrink aren’t very common, and you’ll need two to complete the quest. But if you do get inside the cave, you’ll find four halfling thieves. They’ll tell you about a job they did at the Roseborough Inn and how Frederik ratted them out to the local guards. They’ll then ask you to plant some of the loot on Frederik so the guards will decide he did it instead. So take the statue they give you and head back to the Roseborough Inn, plant the statue on Frederik, talk to the guard in the barracks, and then report back to the thieves to complete the quest. You can also simply tell the guards where the halflings are and earn 150 gold. Outside of the inn, there are also some training masters and a master-related quest in Roseborough. EDMUND CRAIG is the backstab master, and he can be found in a small house on the northern side of town. If you’re skilled enough at picking locks, MRS. R.L. MORGAN will tell you how her son J.T. has been locked up in Caladon’s prison, and she’ll ask you to free him. J.T. MORGAN is the pick locks master, and if you get his lockpicks to him he’ll train you. Lastly, if you successfully completed the dodge and melee master quests you’ll find Adkin Chambers and Lady Druella in a house on the eastern side of town. When you’re ready to move on, head north to T’sen-Ang. Along the way you might want to stop at the Old Lagoon (1695W, 1319S) because you can find some Volar Wisps there (and pick up their essence for Whysper). You might also want to check out the Broken Cathedral (1627W, 1207S). It has an arcane chest, and you can usually find good magical equipment inside. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.24 T’SEN-ANG | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ ___ __/ \__ _ North _/ | M | \_ /| | \___/ | / \_ _/ \__ __/ | | _______ __| |__ _______ _/ O \_ _/ \_ _/ \_ / ___ \ / ___ \ / ___ \ | / \ |___| / \ |___| / \ | | | | ___ | | ___ | E | | | \___/ | | \___/ | | \___/ | \_ T _/ \_ Z _/ \_ _/ \_______/ \_______/ \__ __/ | | Legend __| |__ _/ \_ E Entrance / Exit / ___ \ M M’in Gorad | / \ | O Ogres | | | | T T’val N’or | \___/ | Z Z’an Al’urin \_ _/ \_______/ /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ To get inside T’sen-Ang without violence, you must show the door guard an amulet of the Molochean Hand. If you don’t have an amulet, then you have a few options. The best one is probably to check Bingham Schulefest (the dwarf) at the Caladon Cemetery. He should be wearing one. Otherwise, you can try going back to the crash site and checking the ogre pilot there, or you can check the assassin bodies at the Shrouded Hills inn, or you can check the assassin bodies at the Black Mountain Mines. You can also just wander around on the world map and hope you run into assassins. Once you get inside, there are only a few interesting encounters: -- Z’AN AL’URIN will offer to join your group if you’re evil and tell her your name. “Blind devotion to a cause is the easiest path to take, and the most foolish.” -- Z’an Al’urin -- You should also find a group of three ogres (MAUG, LUG, and THRALL) being taunted by a dark elf. The wizard N’VAL N’OR is maintaining a spell over them to keep them docile, but if you kill the wizard, the ogres will run free and attack all of the dark elves in the city. Note that they’ll also attack Z’an Al’urin, so if you want her to join your group at a later time, don’t do Maug’s quest. You also probably shouldn’t do Maug’s quest until after you’ve spoken with M’in Gorad. “Maug kill all bad elf here. Crunch each bone one by one. Maug have fun! Maug love tear dem in pieces!” -- Maug -- You’ll find M’in Gorad alone in a room on the northernmost circle of the city. If you’re persuasive, M’in Gorad will tell you that the Black Mountain Clan was banished to the Void so that they could construct a means for Arronax to break down the wards guarding Ring of Brodgar and return to the world. (You might even be able to collect reward money for assassinating yourself.) If you’re not persuasive, you’ll have to kill her and then read a note on her body to gain the same information. Note: If you’re evil you can join M’in Gorad and the dark elves, but there are serious consequences. Qintarra will turn against you, you won’t be able to go to Thanatos, and you won’t be able to complete any quests in Tulla (including the magic college mastery quests). -- Once you leave M’in Gorad’s chambers, you’ll meet GIDEON LAIER, First Blade of the Molochean Hand (the “G.L.” from those assassin notes). He’ll recognize who you are, and you can either convince him to leave you alone (by mentioning that he’s working for Arronax), or you can just fight him. He’s carrying a shield of force, elven boots, and a dagger of speed, so you might want to kill him just for his loot. If you have Virgil in your group, then the best course of action at this point is to kill all of the dark elves in the city. The reason is because Virgil will want to leave your group when you leave the city, but if the dark elves are hostile to you, then the door guards outside will attack you as soon as you exit the city, and Virgil will only leave if you talk to him or go up and then back down the stairs. (If the guards aren’t hostile, then Virgil will always talk to you and leave.) In early versions of the game, Virgil’s departure changed him. He lost his equipment, dropped to level 25, and became a pure spellcaster. But in the latest version, Virgil doesn’t change at all, and so there’s no reason to let him leave unless you want to know more about his history and finally meet Elder Joachim. If you have Vollinger with you, then he might take the opportunity to leave you as well. He’ll mark Vollinger’s Meeting Place on your world map, and he’ll ask you to meet him there alone. If you do so, he’ll reveal that he’s an assassin with the Molochean Hand, and he’ll attempt to kill you. Regardless of what you do with Virgil and Vollinger, your next stop should be Qintarra. There you can give Whysper her Volar Wisp essence, and you can talk to Raven and the Silver Lady. The Silver Lady will tell you that “your answer lies with Nasrudin,” and Raven will suggest that you go to the First Panarii Temple in Caladon to learn more about him. She’ll also offer to join your group. So head south to Caladon. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.25 FIRST PANARII TEMPLE | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ If you lost Virgil and want to get him back, your first stop in the city should be at the Sobbing Onion. Go into the back room (where Mr. Razzia the thief fence is), and use the trapdoor to drop down into the basement. You’ll hear a fight, but when you get to the scene of the commotion, you’ll find Virgil dead and four angry bandits ready to kill you as well. Once you’ve dispatched the bandits, check the chests in the room and pick up the scroll of resurrection. Use it on Virgil, and you’ll end up having a conversation with him and Elder Joachim. You’ll learn that Virgil’s brother died because Virgil couldn’t pay his gambling debts, and that it was the four bandits in the room who did the deed. Virgil will also offer to rejoin your group, so go ahead and bring him back. “Thank you. Thank you for bringing me back.” -- Virgil Now you can head over to the First Panarii Temple. Inside, read the Archaeon (the book in the lobby) and then go into the next room and talk to Alexander, first acolyte of the temple. He’ll give you background information on all sorts of things -- Nasrudin, Arronax, the Elven Council, St. Mannox, and more -- but the important topic is the Void. When discussing the Void, tell Alexander that people can come back from it, and then tell him your story. He’ll be thrilled to recognize you as the Living One, and he’ll suggest that you also tell your story to GUNTHER WILLHELM the historian, but avoid telling it to HADRIAN the archeologist. Further, if you ask him who else you can talk to concerning Panarii history, he’ll mention Hadrian and Gunther again, and he’ll open the doors to the interior of the temple. “This is an astronomical event! The return of Nasrudin! The final battle! The end of all we know, and a new beginning!” -- Alexander So go inside and talk to Hadrian and Gunther. Hadrian will tell you that the remains of Nasrudin are in the catacombs, but that he’s never actually seen them himself. Also, when you leave, he’ll mention that you can get into the catacombs through the sewers, and he’ll hint that he wouldn’t mind having a piece of Nasrudin’s skeleton, should you happen to find it. (If you have 4 ranks of persuasion, you can convince Hadrian that you’re an archeologist, too, and he’ll give you more explicit directions to the remains, and he’ll give you a password to get through one of the doors more easily.) Gunther will tell you that he’s been finding discrepancies in the Archaeon, and, if you talk to him enough, you’ll discover that an elf named K’an Hua both discovered Nasrudin’s remains in the catacombs and witnessed Mannox’s ascension. If you point out the “coincidence” to Gunther, you’ll be able to tell him your story, which you should do. So exit the temple and go into the sewers. There’s a sewer entrance right next to the temple entrance, but it looks like a grate rather than a manhole. If you use that sewer entrance, you’ll find a passage to the catacombs right away (on the northwestern wall). The catacombs aren’t very big, and it won’t take you long to come to a door inscribed with “Knock no more times than three, if ye have not the key.” That’s the door that Hadrian might have given you the password for. If you don’t know the password, you can do one of two things: you can just bash it down and then fight the storm soldiers that appear, or you can use the other passage in the sewers, which opens up into a part of the catacombs beyond the door. Once you get past the door, go up the stairs and find yourself next to Nasrudin’s sarcophagus. Open the sarcophagus and get the skull from inside, and also look at the sarcophagus lid. Then go back the way you came and talk to Hadrian. When you give him the skull, he’ll announce that it belongs to a human rather than an elf, and when you mention that the skeleton was also missing a finger, he’ll decide that it was really Mannox buried in Nasrudin’s sarcophagus. Next talk to Gunther and tell him what you’ve discovered. He’ll let you know that the words on the sarcophagus lid mean something like “opposite” and “truth,” and he’ll tell you that he’s found another discrepancy, that Nasrudin probably lies on the island of Thanatos rather than Caladon. He’ll also ask you to look into the mystery of Mannox, but his request won’t show up in your quest or rumor log. (You can also talk to Alexander again before leaving the temple, but his conversation seems to be a backup in case you missed something with Gunther.) To solve the mystery of Mannox, go back to Roseborough and examine the directions on the stone in front of the Roseborough Inn. If you plot them out, they’ll send you east and then southeast. Since one of the words on the sarcophagus was “opposite,” instead head west and then northwest along the coast (stay on the Roseborough map; don’t try to use the world map). You should come to a wheel requiring a password, and when you click on it, it should open to the other word on the sarcophagus, “truth.” Inside, you’ll find Mannox’s sword and journal. The journal will let you know what really happened with Mannox and K’an Hua. So go back to Caladon and talk to Alexander again, and give him his family sword. He’ll take care of the problem in the church. More importantly for your cause, you can now talk to Hadrian again, and he’ll let you have the three objects in his collection. “It seems that we, the Panarii, have an important responsibility. Many of your troubles, Living One, were born because we allowed ourselves to be deceived for so many years.” -- Alexander /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.26 IRON CLAN | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ You should now have everything you need to find the Iron Clan. First, use the iron key schematic to combine mithril ore (from the Wheel Clan) and a heartstone (from the Bedokaan Village) to create the iron key. When you look at your key log, it should be labeled as the “Key to the Iron Clan Chest.” That’s a pretty broad hint, so go to the Zoological Society in Tarant and unlock the chest there. Inside you’ll find three iron drums and a map to “The Place of Lost Voices.” So go to the Place, and you’ll find an ancient machine. A part of the machine can be highlighted, and when you look at it the description will mention that it has empty slots. So use the three iron drums on it (book, key, and then symbol), and the machine will tell you to “find the book of Durin’s Truth, for within its pages lies the key you seek.” When you look at the book (from the Misk residence in Caladon), you’ll discover the entrance to the Iron Clan. At the entrance you’ll find a pedestal and a vault door (both labeled as ancient iron devices). Use the glass key (from Hadrian’s collection in Caladon) on the pedestal, and the vault door will open. When you go through the door, you’ll find yourself in a large empty room, but in the room to the northeast you’ll be attacked by several automatons. Since the automatons can be nasty, and since they can damage weapons, you might want to prepare before going in. Once the automatons are dead, you’ll be able to open three pillar- like containers, and inside you’ll find some Iron Clan armor, an Iron Clan hammer, and Durin’s Stone. To finish the quest, give Durin’s Stone to Erick Obsidian at the Wheel Clan. Note: If you have Magnus with you, then he’ll recognize the Iron Clan as his lost clan, and you’ll earn a fate point. If Loghaire is with you as well, then he’ll put Magnus in charge of the clan. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.27 ACQUIRING A SHIP | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Your next stop should be the island of Thanatos, but if you ask any of the regular ship captains to take you there, they’ll refuse. And if you look for Edward Teach in Ashbury, he won’t be there. So what do you do? Well, you go to Black Root. There you’ll find three options: 1. If you have 50,000 gold, you can buy a ship from the ship builder. (Hagglers can get the price down to 25,000 gold.) But it doesn’t matter too much what the price is. The ship builder will stick around after the sale, so you can kill him to get your money back if you want. 2. If you’re a master at gambling, you can gamble KILLIAN DRAKE to get Edward Teach his ship back. Both Drake and Teach will be at the Sour Barnacle, and if you talk to Teach, he’ll describe the three options to you. 3. Lastly, you can do the Stringy Pete quests. To trigger these, you can either talk to Teach or you can talk to Salty Seadrick (keep buying him drinks) and then steal his treasure map from him. Even if you can buy or gamble for a ship, you might want to trigger the Stringy Pete quests anyway. Stringy Pete and his companion skeletons are the most difficult battle in the game, so they’re fun to fight just to see how it goes. Also, if you have ogres in your party, you might want to kill Killian Drake. His ogre bodyguards wear large basic plate mail. Now, supposing you need to deal with Stringy Pete, go to his cove at (682W, 1341S) and walk south until you see a rowboat. When you click on the boat you’ll arrive on a small island. In the center of the island you’ll find Stringy Pete’s grave, and on the eastern side you’ll find a dock. Stringy Pete should be on the dock. When you talk to Pete, you’ll find out that he doesn’t enjoy being undead and he doesn’t like haunting the waters of Arcanum. So he’ll agree to give you his ship if you can break the curse keeping him in the mortal plain. To break the curse, you’ll have to complete three tasks: give Stringy Pete’s treasure to the Williamson family, restore the altar at Vooriden, and destroy the weapon known as the Bangellian Scourge by placing it in the Bangellian Furnace. Pete will give you the locations of all of the tasks, and none of them should cause you problems. (However, in early versions of the game there are some bugs with the quests, so watch out.) “If’n you do these things, I’ll give you my word as a pirate that I’ll give you my ship.” -- Stringy Pete When you’re done, return to Pete and he’ll give you his ship. Then, to make the ship work, just click on the helm (steering wheel) and you’ll get a list of places to go. Since Thanatos is where you want to go, choose that as your destination. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.28 THANATOS | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ _ Entrance| | _ North _______| |______ /| _| __ ___ | / |_ |_ |__| | | Legend | | | | |__ | | |__ T Treasure | _| |___T| | | Land Bridge | |___ Tree Canopy | | ___ _ ----------- |__ |__| T| |T| | ____| | | | | _| | | |______| |___ | __ | |___| | ___ | | | |__T| ______________| |__________ | |___ | ____ | | | |____ __ | |____| ____| | |____ | Exit | | _| | __ | | |_ | | | |_______| | | o |__| |__ | Shack |__T| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Follow the path south to find a small campsite. Examine the barrels until you find one you can open, and then get the book from it. When you read the book, two new locations will show up on your map. If you go to the Ashlag village, you’ll only find a couple of arcane chests and some lesser gowraths. So stop there briefly and then head to the land bridge. When you get to the land bridge, follow the trail south until you come to an opening in the trees. Inside the canopy you’ll find lots of creatures to kill and some chests to loot, but none of it will likely be useful, unless you really need the experience. So head south and west at every opportunity, and keep your eyes peeled for the exit. It can be hard to see, but it’s on one of the southern walls, in a “room” that hits the southern edge of the overhead map. Outside the canopy you’ll find a shack. When you go inside the shack you’ll discover that Nasrudin is still alive, and you’ll hear a funny conversation between him and Virgil if Virgil is still with you. Nasrudin will then tell you that Arronax was his son, and he’ll fill you in on the story of Arronax’s banishment. However, the conversation is a little bit buggy, and Nasrudin will skip the reason for Arronax’s banishment, that he destroyed the technological city of Vendigroth. At this point, if you’re evil, Nasrudin will want proof of your sincerity, and he’ll send you off to kill the Bogaroth (the creature that destroyed the Ashlag Tribe). The Bogaroth is only level 20, so it’ll probably take longer to make the round trip to its lair than it will to kill it. Then, good or evil, Nasrudin will tell you that the people of Vendigroth devised a way to kill wizards once they retreat into their protective shells, and he’ll suggest that it’s the only way to kill Arronax in the Void. So you’ll receive a new quest: to find the Vendigroth Device and then to return with it to the Ring of Brodgar so Nasrudin can banish you to the Void where, hopefully, you can use it to defeat Arronax. Nasrudin will also mark a new location on your map, the Gateway to the (Vendigroth) Wastes. That should be your next stop. “The world out there is not mine; it only serves to remind me of my failures.” -- Nasrudin Note: Don’t kill Nasrudin. Doing so will send you straight to the Void, and the game might be difficult to finish without the Vendigroth Device. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.29 GATEWAY TO THE WASTES | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ When you get to the Gateway, you’ll meet Weldo Rubin, “renowned halfling adventurer.” If you ask him about his travels, he’ll tell you about finding a strange device at some technological ruins, and he’ll also mention finding a city with “no obvious entrance.” The city that Weldo found is Tulla, and that’s where you want to go. To get there, you have a few options: if Weldo likes you, he might just mark the location on your map; otherwise you might be able to pay or coerce Weldo into giving you the location, and, if all else fails, you can do a quest. Supposing you have to do the quest, Weldo will mark the location of the technological ruins on your map, and he’ll ask you to retrieve a sprocket from the place. You’ll have to fight some level 7 lizards, but they shouldn’t pose much of a problem. The sprocket (one of those “...groth” sprockets) should be in a junk pile against one of the walls, and when you take it to Weldo, he’ll mark Tulla on your map. Note: If you’re polite when you meet Weldo (and don’t seem surprised that there are halfling adventurers), or if you have at least 4 ranks of persuasion, Weldo will offer to join you. Otherwise he’ll tell you that he prefers to adventure alone. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.30 TULLA | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ _____ Legend _____| B2 |_________________ ____________| ___ ___ | A Starburst Symbol |D2 B1 ____ | | | | D3 | A1 Divination | | | | | D4|___| | A2 Meta | |____| |___| ___ | A3 Mental | ___ | | C2 | A4 Temporal |B3 | | B4|___| ______| B Spiral Symbol ___| __ |___| | | B1 Conveyance | | __| | B2 Force o | o | A D | Main| B3 Morph | | | Gate o B | Building| B4 Phantasm o | o | E C |__ | C Stick Figure Symbol |___ __ ___| | | C1 Necromantic White | | | Maze ___ |______| C2 Necromantic Black |A1 |___| Arch C4| | | C3 Summoning | _________ |___| A3 | C4 Nature | | Munk | ___ | D Plus-in-Circle Symbol |D1 C1 |____ | A4| | | D1 Earth |____________ |____| |___| C3 | D2 Air |_____ A2 _________________| D3 Water |_____| D4 Fire E Three-Pronged Symbol /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Tulla is a city of mages. When you get there you’ll find out that you’re expected, and the gate guard will let you enter. Inside you’ll find that the city is pretty small, and that there isn’t too much to do. In fact, there are only three quests in Tulla, two side quests and one (somewhat tedious) main quest. Here are the two side quests: -- HERZOD MUNK will ask you to take his phantasm final for him, which involves finding a way through Fa’al Kin’s maze. Accept the coin Munk gives you, and then enter the archway to the west. You’ll arrive in a room with two chests in it. Loot the chests and then touch the stone in the middle of the room. You’ll be teleported to another room with another stone in it. From here you have to keep wearing a piece of equipment from the chests and then touching a stone to move forward. The “wearing order” is: none, ring, amulet, helmet, boots, gauntlets, dagger, all, none. Be sure to pick up the chalice in the last room; you’ll almost be standing on it, so it might be difficult to spot. Then just give the chalice to Munk to earn your reward. You might also want to unload the coin somewhere at this point so you don’t accidentally re-enter the maze. “How’s a fellow supposed to enjoy himself if his nose is always in the books?” -- Herzod Munk -- In the main building you’ll meet the master of the water college, V’ED ECKES (on the eastern side). He’ll ask you to retrieve a gem of water purity from a student waiting outside the gates. (Notice the parallels between this quest and the original Fallout story.) If you’re persuasive, you can convince the student, ALBERT, that he doesn’t belong in Tulla, and he’ll give you the gem peaceably. Otherwise you’ll have to rob him or kill him for it. Since he’s wearing machined platemail, you might want to kill him regardless. But when you have the gem, take it back to Eckes for your reward. “We cannot have immature minds that have been influenced by the outside world living here.” -- V’ed Eckes For the main quest, go to the main building and proceed northeast until you reach the stairs. Go up the stairs and meet JORIAN at the end of the hallway. He’ll tell you to examine the mural on the first floor, so go ahead and do that (it’s next to the pink portal). In fact, you might want to take the time to sketch the mural, or at least note how the small symbols (which are magic college symbols) relate to the large symbols. Then go back upstairs and talk to SIMEON TOR. When you ask Tor about Vendigroth, he’ll tell you that only PELOJIAN, the founder of Tulla, can answer your question. The problem is that Pelojian has been dead for over a thousand years, and so you’ll have to figure out some way to speak to his spirit, which appears at his pool in the town square every night at midnight. Well, obviously, the solution has something to do with those large and small symbols from the mural. If you walk around outside the main building, you’ll find four locked buildings with the large symbols on them, and you’ll find 16 pressure plates scattered around with the small symbols on them. What you need to do is open the doors of the locked buildings by successively standing on the correct pressure plates. Here’s how to do it: Look at the mural of the building you want to open. Start with the small symbol at the 12:00 position and stand on it. Then move clockwise and step on the next three symbols in order. The last symbol should always be right in front of the building you want to open. If you don’t want to deal with the mural, here is the solution (remembering that the small symbols represent magic colleges; check your character sheet and press the “magic” button if you don’t remember which symbols go to which colleges): -- Plus-in-a-circle building: earth, air, water, and then fire. -- Spiral building: conveyance, force, morph, and then phantasm. -- Stick figure building: necromantic white, necromantic black, summoning, and then nature. -- Starburst building: divination, meta, mental, and then temporal. If you can pick locks or cast the unlocking cantrip, then you don’t have to step on the pressure plates at all. You can just use one of those alternate means to open the doors. In each building you should find a canto, and in the plus-in-a-circle building you should also find Pelojian’s Amulet. You have to wear the amulet to talk to Pelojian, but all the cantos do is tell you the correct order to step on the symbols surrounding the pool. (So you don’t actually have to open the other buildings unless you really want to.) For example, the starburst canto has the phrase “there is only one step which begins a journey” and so the starburst symbol goes first. You could also just use trial and error to figure out the order: starburst, spiral, stick figure, plus-in-a-circle. So put on the amulet, step on the symbols surrounding the pool using the correct order (the three-pronged “magic” symbol goes last), and then talk to Pelojian. You don’t have to wait for midnight. Pelojian will give you some background information on Vendigroth and the Device, but mostly all he’ll do is mark Vendigroth on your map and warn you to be careful when you go there. “I was blessed with the gift of seeing the future, and I knew that someday you would need my help.” -- Pelojian You can get the werewolf cure for Cynthia Wit while you’re here (from the morph master), but it’ll cost you 2000 (or 1000) gold unless you steal it or kill for it. Also, if you’re a good thief or feeling particularly violent, you can get all sorts of good (arcane) loot from the mages. But if you kill anybody in Tulla, the entire city will turn against you.
It’s also possible to become the master of a magical college while at Tulla, and, as a result, cast spells from that college at half the mana cost. Just seek out the master mage associated with the college while you’re in the main building, and agree to take the test. The test is different for each college, but they all involve killing creatures and solving puzzles, usually with spells from the college in question playing an integreal part. Once you’ve completed the test, you’ll also receive a reputation as master of that college of magic. You can only become a master of one college. Note: The only complicated college test is that for conveyance. In the first area you need to use the spatial distortion spell to reach the teleportation circle, and in the second area you need to push colored pillars into the corners of the area so the unmovable pillars between them are the combination of their colors. That is, the order of the pillars should be: orange, red, magenta, dark blue, light blue, green, lime, yellow. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.31 VENDIGROTH RUINS | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Level 1 Level 2 ------- _2_ ------- ___ _|__T|_ | | | K _| _______ __| |___ | | | ___ |_ | | |_ _| | |T__| | | | ____ | | |_________| |_ T| | 1 | | |T| | | _____ ___ |_| |_| ___ | |__|_| | | | | | |_____| |T__| | |____ | | | |_____ | | |_____________ | _________| | | | |T | |_ |_ |_ _| | | |____ ____| ___| | |__| | |___| 3___| |_________| | | | |T | | T| | | | | | __| | |__| |__| |__ | |_|__ ___________| | _| |T | | _ | | | | ___ _ |__| |__| |___| | | | | | | T| ____|K| ___ |_____ 0 | |_______| |_|___|_| | |T|T|_ |_| |__ ______| |_| | 1 |_______ _______| |___|_| | | |_2 /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Level 3 ------- _______ 6____| _|_ |____ _______ 4_ | T| | |__T| __ | | T |__T| | |_____ |_ | | |__T|_| | | |___|K | |_____ | |_|_| | | | _____|___|___| | 5 | ___| | |_| |___|___| |__| |_| |___ |_ _____| | ___ | __ 3 _6_____ |___|_| | | _| | | |___ ____| |____ ____| __| A _| |_| | __| | | | |T__| |T| |___ | 7 |_| | | 4 |__ |_ |__ |_|_| |_____ | |_| |_| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Level 4 ------- __________ |T | | | __5__ _______ |___|_ |_| |T | ___ | D | | |T| |_ _| |_ | | | Legend | | | | | | | |_______| _____|__|_|______|_|_____|_|_______ |__ __| 0-8 Exits | _ _________|_ 8| | | A Altar 7______ _____| | |___ |__| | | D Device | | | | | | | K Key ____| | |___|___| | | T Treasure | ____| | |___ __| | _| |_ | | K | |8 _| | T| |___|_ | |__| |_____| |_| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ The Vendigroth Ruins are basically a great big dungeon. Inside you’ll find lots of mechanical creatures to kill, plus a few technological goodies to snatch up. The only thing you have to do inside the ruins is retrieve the Vendigroth Device, but there are a couple other useful things to do as well: 1) you might want to stop at Velorien’s altar if you’ve been working on the Ancient Gods quest to receive the final blessing, and 2) you should find the schematic and components of the vivifier. Buy tech manuals in Tarant if you have to, but once you create and use the vivifier you’ll gain +1 to all of your attributes, and it’s permanent. Note: To pass from level to level, you need to go through vents, so pay attention to the walls of the levels. After leaving the ruins, your next stop should be the Ring of Brodgar in Roseborough. However, once you meet Nasrudin there and go to the Void, you won’t be able to return to the regular world. So if there are any quests you want to finish or any map locations you want to visit, do that now before proceeding. But note that you don’t need to be level 50 before going in. You’ll find plenty of things to kill in the Void, and you can gain about five levels there if you’re careful. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ | 10.32 THE VOID | \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Level 1 Level 2 ------- ------- ____________________ ____________________ | | | | \ 1A \ \ 2A 1 \ | __ | | | | / \ | | | \ | | \ \ \ | \__/ | | | | | | _ | \ 2 \ \ |_|3 \ |____________________| |____________________| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Prison Level Platform Level Portal Level ------------ -------------- ------------ _________ _____ / \___ ____________________ | 4 | | 5 \_ | | |_ _| | \ \ P \ | | \_ \ | P 4 | _| |_ \_ | | | _| |_ _ \ _______ | \ P 5A P \ | | | |_ | | || | | | A | |4A |___| | || | P P | |_ _| |P ___ | Lair || \ 1 2 \ __|_____|__ |___| | |_______|| |____________________| 3___________| \___________| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Lair 1 Lair 2 ------ _ ------ _| |_ _ | T| _| |___ |_ _| _| | | _________ |_| _| _ | |_ |T| T | _____| |___| |_| _|_ |_ __ |_|_______| | | | | | | | |_| | | Exit| | | | 6 | | |6 _ | | |___|_ _|_ _ |___| _| |__| |___|_____| |_| |_ |_| | _| |7 | | _| |_ |_ | | |___|_____| | T| |_ _|_| |_ _| |_| |_| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ Lair 3 ------ _____ __________________ | 7 | | | BMC | Legend |_ _| |_ _ __|_______| | |_____|_|_|_|_____|_|__ 1 Teleporter to 1A | _|____________|_______| 2 Teleporter to 2A _| |_ _| |_| |_____| |__ 4 Teleporter to 4A | | | |T | 5 Teleporter to 5A |_ _| |__________|_______| 367 Two-way exits | | ______________ ___ | | | | |_| | A Arronax | | |K | |_ | K To Kerghan | | |___|__________| | _| P Portal to Exiles | |__________________|_|_ T Treasure |________________________| /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\ \/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ If Raven is in your group, getting to the Ring might cause a problem. Raven sometimes leaves your group when she gets close to the Ring, and under some circumstances you won’t be able to convince her to rejoin (such as when you’re playing a half-elf). However, as with Virgil at T’sen-Ang, there is a way to get around Raven leaving. Actually, there are two ways: Instead of talking to Nasrudin, you can attack him. If you can kill him without Raven getting too close to the Ring, you’ll be transported to the Void with your group intact. The better way is to use the walk command (F1). Approach the Ring from the east, and then tell Raven to walk as far away to the east as possible. When she’s reached her destination, quickly move west and talk to Nasrudin. If you can select your two dialogue options quickly enough, Nasrudin will transport you to the Void before Raven can leave. “May your gods accompany you to the other side and help you stop Arronax.” -- Nasrudin The Void will start out very straightforward. You’ll find lizards and arayas on the first two levels (creatures you might remember from Liam’s portal), and all you have to do is kill them and then move on. (Be sure to get a void animal carcass from one of the dead lizards.) Then go down the stairs to the prison level. On the prison level, a door guard will stop you but then let you in to see Arronax when you ask. Arronax will tell you that he has been trapped in his prison for the last 2000 years and that it must be Kerghan who is trying to return to Arcanum. He’ll then ask you to release him, but he won’t have any idea how that might be done. His only conjecture will be that something nearby must be maintaining the shell around him. That something is actually the spirit snake patrolling outside his cell. Once you kill the snake and the door guards Arronax will be free, and he’ll offer to join your group to help stop Kerghan. “I am not saying it will be easy to defeat Kerghan. In fact, the attempt might be fatal. Yet I believe it worth the risk.” -- Arronax Then proceed to the pink portal behind Arronax and go through. You’ll find yourself in a new area, and you’ll have to make a choice. If you take the portal next to where you start out, you can visit more of the Void, do some more killing, and meet the other famous exiles from Arcanum’s history: Gorgoth, Kraka-tur, and the Bane of Kree. All three will potentially join you to help fight against Kerghan, but you might have to meet their requirements: for Gorgoth you’ll have to give him food (the lizard carcass), and for Kraka-tur you’ll have to be evil (or charismatic) and give him back his last testament (from the Lair of Bellerogrim). Even if you don’t want any of the trio to join you, you might want to visit their part of the Void anyway. There are two good swords to find there: Torian Kel’s ancestral sword (used by the Bane of Kree) and Kryggird’s Falchion (in a cave along the southern face of the area past Gorgoth). Both swords are likely better than the weapon you’re using now. Once you finish visiting the exiles, get back to where you were and then head across the bridge and into Kerghan’s Lair. There are three levels to the lair, and inside you’ll be able to meet what’s left of the Black Mountain Clan plus kill some more bad guys. Eventually you’ll come to Kerghan. When you talk to Kerghan you’ll learn that he finds life an abomination and that he plans to kill everything when he returns. At this point you can join up with him, you can kill him, or you can talk him out of it. If you decide to join Kerghan, then you’ll have to kill the other exiles in the Void, which should be pretty easy (most don’t even have weapons). Then just return and talk to him and end the game. Note: the Void Ring he gives you will cause teleporters to always take you to the Portal Level, so only wear the ring when you want to go to that location. If you decide to kill Kerghan, then just attack him like normal until he has 3-4% health left, and then use the Vendigroth Device on him when he retreats into his shell (although just continuing to whack him with a sword has worked for me, too). If you decide to talk your way past Kerghan, then you need to have Arronax in your party. Just nod along while Kerghan talks to you, but then select the dialogue option that starts with “An interesting point of view...” when it appears (almost immediately after the cut scene). Then tell Kerghan his offer is tempting, and whisper to Arronax that you have a plan. From there you just need to convince Kerghan that not all souls are the same, that not all souls are in pain. Eventually he’ll let you use the Vendigroth Device on him, since it will prevent him from ever being resurrected and experiencing life again. (But the final cut scene won’t start up right away, and you’ll still have to fight him for a bit.) “So many years I’ve raged against the living. All those years, and the distortion was in my own soul.” -- Kerghan **************************************************************************** * 10.00 THANKS * **************************************************************************** Thanks to all of the people who have submitted information for this guide, plus all of the posters at Sierra’s official Arcanum forums. **************************************************************************** * 11.00 REVISION HISTORY * **************************************************************************** September 10, 2001 ------------------ Initial release. September 13, 2001 ------------------ Added a table of contents, sections 10.07 -- 10.09, and other minor things. September 16, 2001 ------------------ Added sections 10.10 -- 10.13 and other minor things. September 19, 2001 ------------------ Added sections 10.14 -- 10.17 and other minor things. September 26, 2001 ------------------ Added sections 10.18 -- 10.22 and other minor things. September 29, 2001 ------------------ Added sections 10.23 -- 10.27 and other minor things. October 2, 2001 --------------- Added sections 10.28 -- 10.31 and other minor things. October 5, 2001 --------------- Added sections 7.00, 8.00, 10.32, and 11.00, and other minor things. October 8, 2001 --------------- Corrected some problems with the Tarant map (10.04), updated some master quests (4.00), added the Stillwater Giant money cheat (10.15), added more fate points (8.00), and added some other minor things. October 11, 2001 ---------------- Added some level 50 stats (3.00), some master quests (4.00), the location for the aerial decapitator (6.00), and some more information for the final battle (10.32). October 14, 2001 ---------------- Added more level 50 stats (3.00) and master quests (4.00). Updated some item stats (5.00). January 1, 2004 --------------- While working on an HTML Arcanum guide for GameBanshee, I took another look at this guide and corrected a bunch of typos and added in some other minor things. I’ll probably update again in about a month. February 10, 2004 ----------------- Corrected some more typos, and added in some more equipment. June 18, 2004 ------------- Removed emails from the Thanks section. **************************************************************************** * 12.00 PERMISSIONS AND UPDATES * **************************************************************************** This guide may be posted on any web site as long as the text is not changed and as long as I am informed of the posting. I will always submit new versions to GameFAQs (www.gamefaqs.com) first, so if you are looking for the most up-to-date version of this guide, that is the place to look. ***** Copyright © 2004 by Steven W. Carter