~Dungeon Master II (LU)

(From INTERPLAY by FTL) 

Solution by J. Johnson-Appoo (mainly) & Lu Richardson


So, it is finally here the long-awaited sequel to the ground breaking
RPG Dungeon Master. Apparently the FTL team hasn't caught up with the
technology as evident from this game. Why can't someone produce a 
Underworld-type game anymore?!! Anyway I'll let someone else slag 
off this game. The FTL team really should have borrowed some other 
games engine for DM2, after all everyone I've seen have nicked ideas
from the first Dungeon Master. Who knows maybe they are purists at 
heart and have high ethical/moral values but at the expense of 
gameplayers like us!!??

This game is so tough that we tried playing without cheating and had
to give up very early on - so we recommend you play first with the 
cheat (see the appropriate file) and then attempt it without it.

Prologue
--------

You are Torham Zed an aspiring hero sent to a lonely outpost by your 
uncle along with assorted hero-type companions. Your job is to check 
out the local fortress on the hill. It seems your uncle, Mylius is 
rather worried about this fortress and feels that the evil warlord 
Dragoth has chosen it as his site for a beachhead. However, Dragoth 
is from another dimension and thus has to create portals to send 
his minions through during his preparation. 

You meet the headwoman of the moon clan, who tells you of Dragoth's foul
plan. While talking to you, she is attacked by dastardly inhuman creatures
(hey! I'm getting good at this) and with her dying breath compels you to fix
the Zo Link machine in the fortress and enter the void to confront Dragoth
and his diseased army ( all this while she was dying - amazing woman!)

Starting Tips
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You will see the change the FTL team have done to the step movement of the
characters, they have made it softer by adding a half-step when you move.
Though they may think that this enchances the game actually it detracts from
the game by making your movement unsure. I would have preferred the original
step movement or smooth scrolling like the Underworld or Shadowcaster game.
There are lots of things to bear in mind when playing this game. You have to
be fast on your feet (keyboard & mouse in our case) to survive encounters
with particularly nasty beasties and, believe me, some of these beasties are
a lot tougher than anything I've seen, and I'm playing with edited characters.

Always check the walls for any switches or levers to press or pull. Step on
pressure plates to see what effects it causes and all the usual things that
we adventurers do.  As always, save your game before trying anything new. 
There are gold or gems lying around to be collected, and also weapons and
armour. You can always sell these to the shopkeepers and purchase better
stuff.

Also listen to noises around you, it can be quite informative. Practice on
the keyboard and mouse to gain competency, as action comes thick and fast.
Experiment with the magic symbols to learn new spells and keep a few empty
glasses handy for potions. Try not to carry too much weight as it slows you
down; instead, exchange your surplus items for coins and gems. 

Keep your eye on the food and water situation.  Whenever you see a fountain,
pause to feed and water your characters and refill their botas.

Starting
--------

You are in a area of frozen champions and you will be able to take three of
them with you on your adventure. Try to get a nice balanced crew with your
magic makers behind the fighters. Then climb up to the room above you.

Entry Stage
-----------

You find yourself in a room with a table in front of you. Move the table by
clicking on it and check behind the sun-burst picture. You will find a key,
money box and other goodies with a magic map (probably the best new thing
in this game). There is also a chest nearby with some healing solutions. The
room next door contains the resurrection altar, so if one of your team is
killed off just place the bones on the alter to revive him or her. Now head
on out.

You meet a GLOP and get in some practice killing the purple beasty. You will
observe that you can entice it under the door and then shut it on it.  Pity
there are not a lot of doors like it in this game.  The surrounding area 
on the outside is usually gloomy and rainy with lightning flashing about. 
If you are unlucky, you can get struck by lightning. As you come out, you 
will notice a * gate on your right. You will need the * key, of course, to 
open this gate. The key is in the food shop on a table. There is also a red 
cross on a black circle near the fountain, what this is I don't know?!! 

Shops
-----

Visit all the shops to buy anything that you want. Browse through the pictures
in between the tables, using the arrows.  Stop at what you want to buy or sell.  

Don't throw anything at the shopkeeper but place the cash on the table. You 
can't defeat the guard at the shop no matter what you do (I know because I 
tried - my group are archmasters at everything yet they failed). Use the left 
table to sell and the right table to buy. You can also use the left table to 
exchange all your coins for gems i.e. place your money box on it.

While on the subject of shops, a couple of good purchases are a compass and,
later on, a rope (if you equip it you can go down holes).  Of course, a 
couple of botas are a must, each character must have one of these water
carriers.

Buy some axes or swords for your fighters. These weapons cause the most 
damage to the monsters. Search the fountain for money. The glops also yield
coins some of the time when killed. When you have finished here go through
the * gate.

The * Area
----------

It will probably be raining when you get here with lots of lightning flashing
all over the place. You will see a grey road marker pretty soon. On you right
is a gate you can't cross yet. In front is the entrance to Skullkeep, on
entry you will notice the green door with two golden dragons on it. You will
need four pieces of the blue clan key to open this door.  Dump your excess
goods which you don't want to sell here.  Once good thing to keep here handy
is food.  Use the chests and bags to fill them with food, ready to take them
up when you go into Skullkeep - food is tougher to find there, and besides
you won't want to be distracted with such paltry things then.

Further on in this area you will find the Lightning gate, the entrance to
the bat caves opposite it and a archway to the brown monster infested area.
The worms that you kill here yields worm food, very nourishing and filling 
(makes a change from my usual curries)

Bat Caves
---------

There is nothing special here. Kill some bats, you can always sell the remains
for money. The is a green gem in one of the bat caves. You will also see some
machinery that runs Skullkeep. By the way the bats are poisonous, so hit them
before they hit you.

Brown Monster Area
------------------

Do what tough guys always do, kill the monsters and collect the steaks yum
yum. Tandori chicken was never like this. Explore the bat caves around here.
There is a archway to a misty area enter it.  If you run out of food, come 
back here and start slaughtering the big monsters - in fact, you could collect plenty and leave it at the entrance to Skullkeep, you will need it.

Misty Area
----------

You should collect the Mana flowers you find here, you can combine them with a staff to make them magical (?), eat them to increase your mana points or sell them for loot.  This area is infested with tornados who spit thunder bolts at you. I couldn't destroy them just then so I ignored them and took some hits. In the centre of this area, you will find the stonehenge and a stone circle in it. On top of the circle, you find the lightning key, a magic scout map and a piece of the clan key.

Let me tell you about these maps. The scout map when activated produces a
scout which looks like a large eye (The first time I activated it, I thought
that it was a monster and destroyed it). You can send the eye anywhere
on the map and observe it's progress and scout the area. You can only do this 
if the eye is not blocked by any obstacle. Later on you will also find the
magic porter map and the magic fighter map. The creatures of the map do
exactly what their names suggests. The buttons on the map has various
functions, the sword symbol reveals enemy units, second button reveals secret
rooms, the third reveals mana-laden items, and the fourth shows projectiles
thrown by enemies. I think that I have  the sequence right but experiment
anyway to verify it.

When you have finished here go to the lightning area.

Lightning Area
--------------

More worms I'm afraid yuk yuk. There is a rather annoying group of small,
bald red bearded men in this area who not only hit you but also steal all
your precious weapons and runs away. To resolve this problem, either kill
them quickly and retrieve your weapons or follow them to their hiding area
and identify it on your maps so that you know where your weapons will end up
in future if they were ever stolen. One good thing about killing these men
is that they yield up lots of gold.

You will also find the Moon Gate in this area and a archway near it leading
to the area of wolves. 

Wolves Area
-----------

Lots of leaping wolves around here for you to kill. You will also find some
gold and other goodies on the ground. Searching this area will bring you to
the stone circle which has the Moon Key, Clan piece key and a magic map. 
Either drop down the hole in this area or climb down via one of the step 
ladder to the level below. Nothing much on this level except some bombs
hidden by some boulders.  You could actually manoeuver the boulders under
the holes so that when you are up above you don't fall through when trying 
to get at the gold coins.  However, this is much too much trouble and gold
is easier to get elsewhere.

Back in the lightning area, use the Moon key and enter the Moon area.

Moon Area
---------

Search this area throughly and you will see a grey marker with the 'E' gate
near it. There are more worms in this area and the red baldies are still 
around. Go through the archway and meet some giants, who throw axes at you
and maybe even steal your weapons. The useful thing is that the giants don't
go too far away so you can recover your weapons fairly quickly plus when
the giants die they leave behind their axes for you.  You could keep coming
back here to slaughter the giants and collect the axes - they fetch a good
price at the shop, and this will enable you to buy more equipment for your
guys.

There is a archway in this giants' playground which contains some nice fruits
and more shops offering some unusual weapons and armour.

You must have caught on to the fact that once you open up an area, the 
monsters in these areas start crossing over to each other. This is a terrible
pain in the butt as you get distracted and frustrated with senseless fights
spend your time chasing the red rascal when you should be solving puzzles.

Anyway in the giants' playground you find the other clan key piece with the
'E' key. Now go to the 'E' area.

'E' Area
--------

Things get tougher here, there are tornados and some sort of floating spinner
who hits with blasts of blue. Search the area throughly and you will see
the gate that you couldn't open at the start of the game (near Skullkeep) it
opens automatically as you approach it.

Find the Vorpal blade in one of the bushes, only it can destroy the tornado.
Go through the archway you find in this area and you will meet lots of evil
trees. There is a archway in the evil trees area and through it you will
find the cemetery.

Cemetery
--------

The gate closes behind you and you are facing the statue of a shopkeeper. A
flying snake comes out of the statue and attacks you. Use the Vorpal blade on
it. Ordinary weapons doesn't seem to affect it so save the Vorpal blade for
this and other strange beasties.

When you have killed the flying snake go through the opposite area and it
will take you into a dungeon. 

The Dungeon
-----------

Immediately on your right upon entry is a switch which reveals the FUL key
and a Magikal box. Now watch out for the moving pits that lie all over this 
place. You can either enter the level below or drop down a hole. There are
moving doors that can crush you and two ghosts hanging around, I use the
word hanging as they don't seem to have their bottom half anywhere in sight - you just have to wait till the gates open.  Use the vorpal blade on the skeletons. Time your entry into each room and find some nice armour and a potion?!!. Now go back up.

Use the scout of the map to observe the moving pits and time your run to the
door on the right side. In fact, I could only manage this by activating the 
scout eye and moving it one step at a time and following it - for some reason
the holes don't appear under it.  In this way, was able to get to the keyhole 
and I even had time to look in my pocket for the key and get through the door
without falling below.  Inside you find some mummies appearing as soon as
you step on the plates, despatch them with the rather useful vorpal blade.
You will come to a red banner, removing it you see lots of goodies plus the
OH key for the other door. The sword FURY is pretty good and of course you
also get a guardian tablet to use.

A little bit of advice at this point, please note the magical symbols on all
the magical stuff so that you can cast them again at your leisure. I shall
also send Wayne a list of this Magical List as soon as possible.

Now go to the other door and enter. You see a revolving table with the last
clan piece key on the other side. This took me a few minutes to solve when 
the familiarity of the table struck me. Placing a bronze coin prompts a
ghost-like shopkeeper to appear and hand you the last clan piece. I just
love these little puzzles. he he

Now exit through the second exit and  you find some red fountains containing
a red gem and a bomb. The archway near here leads to a shopkeeper who deals
in all things magical. Now is an excellent chance to learn about more magic
by buying and selling stuff and learning their magical powers, just don't
use them. Selling them back gets you some of your money back. You will also
face skeletons and more tornados in this area.

By the time I left this area, I had magical guards and fighters. Now it's
time to go back to Skullkeep and fit those clan pieces together.

Skullkeep
---------

First, sort yourself out and make sure you have plenty of food and water and 
the best possible equipment.  Discard any items you are obviously not going
to need.  Fit the clan pieces together on the wall and the green door will 
open. Step inside and you are locked in. You need the gold key to get out 
again. You face a red eye and a skeleton lying on a pressure plate (get the 
message?) yes, step on the plate and step back immediately to avoid the 
fireballs coming your way. Now this puzzle took me half an hour to work out 
and execute. Face all three buttons with your back to the three doors, then 
press in a rapid sequence the right, left and front buttons and keep backing 
quickly to get past the doors. Believe me you have to be quick at it.

In the alcove you will find the gold key and the minion map. Next door you
will find some pits and a ladder going down. The sword that you find is a 
trap to block you in this area so use the minion map porter to retrieve the 
sword.  Going down you face some worms and get a chance to replenish your 
stores.  (I can't remember if it's here or in another lot of caves, but
you are able to go outside once more, if you've forgotten to get something.)

Don't forget to look for hidden rooms via the map, there's one here 
with a nice crystal shield.

Okay head for the stairs.

Evil Magicians' Area
--------------------

You pull on the brown rope for attention. Such cute chimes, I should get it
for my own front door. If you are smart, send in lots of fighters to deal 
with the magicians and only go in when the noise has died down. On the other
hand if you are like me then sally forth with the bit between your teeth
and start hitting when you see the whites of their eyes, of course I took
a lot of damage but then with 999 hit points I can afford it. If you are
playing with unedited characters, can you afford it?

There are lots of goodies in alcoves and hidden rooms hereabouts. Just help 
yourself to it. The door besides the cauldron of green juice opens for the
journey so carry on.

You are now in a squarish area with a pressure plate and a fast opening/
closing door. The pressure plate opens the door for a milisecond. Use the
minion map porter to place some object on the plate (start by leaving something on it) while you stand two spaces away from the door, then rush in as soon as it opens. Also check out the hidden rooms and press the switch on the wall to open the second room.  Disable both eyes, this should stop the fireballs further on.  The way you disable the eyes is by getting behind them (use the second button on the Magic Map to spot illusionary walls), removing the backcover and extracting the eyes themselves from the back.

You are now in a corridor, you have disabled the first eye and must disable
the rest to stop the fireball attack. Proceeding along the corridor, you
hear a click, stop and turn right in a hidden corridor, disable all the
eyes here and also check out the cute helm in the alcove (it's magic of 
course so make a note of the magical symbols).

Gear Room
---------

You now enter a large room with a spinner in it. There is also a closed door
with some gears on its side. The alcove contains a gear and a ring. There
is another closed door ( I didn't see anyway to open this). There is a step
ladder to a lower level.

Lower level
-----------

Nothing much here except some ghosts, use the vorpal blade as usual.  If you 
return the torch on the floor to the holder on the wall you'll find another
vorpal blade in the niche which at first seemed empty.

Gear Room
---------

There is one door here that you can't open. Perhaps it can only be opened 
from the other side (sure hope so, otherwise it going to a long journey back)
Back to the Gear door. What you do here is place the gear in its place, press
the button, pick the gear and go on to the next door and repeat this action.
There are four doors and you have to do this really quickly or you get dropped
into the lower level. Speed is essential. This took me some time and I'm sure
my bum is blue and black with all that falling down.

Power House
-----------

Lots of machinery hereabouts. There are two plaques, one saying to collect
fuel from two levels below and another saying to activate something two levels
above. Get the YA key from the alcove and place it in  its slot. Now open the
second door in the room. After this press the button and the key gets dropped
into a lower level. You have to collect the key from the lower level to use
it again in its second slot. By the way the Blue swirling things that you
see are portals created by the evil nasties. You can close them with the
MON ZO spell.

Lower Level
-----------

Pull the lever near the step-ladder to lower it and climb down. Lots of bats
and some goodies on this level. Nothing else much here. Find the step-ladder
to the second lower level.  If you create a couple of fighters (MON ZO EW
KU) every time you enter a new location, they can get on beating up the badies
while you concentrate on the loot.  While exploring around these caves, be on
the look out for a skeleton embeded in the rock, holding an axe, it's near a 
blue gem.  Don't step into the cave with him or you'll get trapped in.

2nd Lower level
---------------

Much more tougher than you think, lots of worms and enemy spinners on this 
level. Pick up some pyro rocks for fuel (try chucking them at the furnace when you find it) and also move all the boulders to cover the holes. You also get some magical stuff and gems. There is a green gorilla-type bloke on this level who is almost too tough to beat and he also blasts you with poisonous attack so get ready with your neutralise poison potion. The symbols for it is MON YI BRO. Whatever you do don't let him corner you or you're history.

There are lots of green gems, a scepter and other good stuff here plus the Kalan glove. What I did was send in lots of fighters to finish off the gorilla thentook my time examining the place. There is a trap here with a crushing spiked wall but you can easily avoid this by not stepping on the pressure plate.

When the gorilla is dead, pick up the Blood Key from him and don't forget the
YA key.

Open the door to the stone people and they will attack you with pyro rocks
but they don't really do much damage to you. There is a proturberance on the
wall which will activate the blue teleporter. This will take you back to the
furnace and near the entry of the 1st level. I found that the furnace was 
already activated. I didn't touch it I swear. It must have been the stone 
people. Alternatively, it could have been that big key stuck in the wall,
turning it may have activated the machinery. Anyway, try the 3rd level.

Blue curtains transport you elsewhere.

3rd lower level
---------------

There are lava pits here that exude fiery monsters who explode on contact.
Otherwise there is nothing special to be found. Oh, there is a blue gem on one
of the wall. Well, back to the Power House.

Power House
-----------

You should see that the furnace is burning nicely. Proceed to the second door
and the slot that needs the YA key. The area here is quite large has has a 
couple of interesting things. You get another scout map from the alcove. The
step-ladder takes you to the lower level.

Lower level
-----------

There are lots of blue curtains here but I don't see any particular effects
from them. You will see that the step-ladder has not come down with you so
you have to activate a button to lower it. There are also lots of buttons
here that unleash fireballs at you when pressed. The button that you need
is in the north-west corner along with a blue health potion in an alcove (I
think that it was the north-west corner, I haven't got a compass you see).
There is a secret button behind a brick in a large hidden room, it reveals 
a hidden smaller square behind another hidden room. I think that I am totally
confused now.

You also meet a green monster here who yields some gems when killed.

Main level
----------
Observe the pit that flashes with blue lightnings above it, nice but I don't
know what to do about it. The ladder near it goes down but there doesn't seem
to be anything special here. I'm taking a rest maybe I think better tomorrow.
Well, it's tomorrow and I'm thinking better (not really, I asked for help).
Apparently, the flashes cause the pit to open, so send your scout minion to
stand in front of the blaster and cross safely. You should now pull that
lever on the side to make sure that the pit doesn't open again.

Guess what! the fire in the furnace has gone out again, so another trip down 
when you have the time. Well they keep throwing these little headaches along
the way to make sure that you don't get too bored or complacent, thanks a lot.
Remember the door in the gear room?  Well, you can open it now. Go up the 
ladder to the room above.

Green Lizards Room
------------------

Holy! Moly! you meet green Lizards with slayer arrows. These can kill you in
no time so dance around them and chuck spells on them. Also send in lots of
fighter minions to attack them. Those blasted enemy minions are in here too.
I won't be surprised to see that nasty red haired dwarf coming along before
too long. How can one play this game without getting interrupted every so
often.?

Check the alcoves, you will get a gear and a message about the portals. There
are two doors here, one has a silver lock and the other needs a fuse. I tried 
out the three plates and got blasted for my efforts. Place the gear in the
obvious place and touch or pull everything in sight including standing on
all three plates. I say this because a flying box appeared and I send my 
minions after it. When it was blasted down, it yielded up the vacuum fuse and
other goodies. What I did to get the flying box to appear is a mystery; perhaps it was stepping on the plates, or may be it was already there.

Fit the vacuum fuse in its place and open the door near it. There are two
hidden rooms here containing armour and the master key in a alcove.

The other room cantains a lock with a X under it but I don't seem to have
the key for this lock right now.

Room of Levers
--------------

Now use the master key on the silver lock and enter a room with a locked
door and a whole bunch of levers. Keep the master key with you as you need
it later for the last room.I got the door to open with the levers in this 
position, starting with the one nearest the door - up, up, down, down, up, 
down, up. There may be other combinations but I didn't try anymore.

OOPS, I'm shamed, I found that there are a number of doors after the first 
one that needs the use of the levers. All levers must be in the UP position
to get through those doors. There are several large rooms along the way
containing barrels. Smash the barrels for lots of goodies and a vacuum tube.
One of these rooms also has a step ladder and a lever besides it. Pull the
lever and descend. The room has a large gear in it. The secret corridor
leading from this room goes to the fireball corridor and all those eyes.

When you get to the last room, use the master key and get in. There are
minions waiting for you.
Water Pump Room.
------------------

Start up the pumps by using the lever near them. Place the fuse in the space
provided and pick up the CROSS key in the alcove. Pull the lever in the
central column and it lowers the step-ladder near it. Go down the ladder and
you are in the Power House again.

Power House
-----------
Descend to the lower level and destroy the enemy minion that is stopping
the stone people from doing their job and the furnace will work again.  If you
come back up and look at the engines, you will see that the boiler and the furnace are going nicely, but one other is still dead.  It does not seem to be necessary to do anything about it.

Green Lizards Room
------------------

Go back to this room and try the cross key in the lock with the X under it.
A ladder falls down besides you. Go up the ladder to the Ramming Rams head
room.

Ramming Rams' Head Room
-----------------------

You will see lots of tables around you, smash them all to gain access to the
other part of the room. Have some of your attack minions standing by for the 
enemy minions. To cross the ramming rams, it takes good timing and lots of
reloading savegames to get across but it can be done (I think that I have
worn out my writing/reading head during this stage).

Explore the area throughly, you will find two tablets, an attack and guard
minion. Take the first corridor to the moving portals.

Blue Moving Portal Room
-----------------------

Set some guard and attack minions on duty and explore this area. There are
some goodies in the alcove if you are fast enough to grab them. The portals
move you about and dump you near some pits. There is a door near the pits
that I couldn't open. Try the other doorway by avoiding the portals and you
will have found the reflector room. The door you had to pass on the way here
is the room for the water valves. You need your master key for this door (I
hope you have kept it with you or it's a long journey ahead for you to get it
back).

Water Valves Room
-----------------

Switch everything on, and check the furnace again three levels below. The
step-ladder here is operated by the lever near it. There is a Techmace in the
alcove and a switch behind one of the metal plates. What the switch does is
anyone's guess at the moment(it makes the techmace appear I discovered later). 
Well, back to the reflector room.

Reflector Room
--------------

You may start feeling more like a engineer than a adventurer around this
time. I know this feeling well, I should have taken up engineering when I
had the chance. The dang blasted enemy minions are still hounding me. Now 
to align the reflectors. Actually, I don't know this bit yet so lets search
the rooms first. Send a scout to stand in front of the fireball emitter 
designated by the brown circle and stand on the plate to fire it. The pits
should now disappear. The brown door doesn't seem to have any key for it 
so just barge in to break it down. You find some fire armour here.

The other room has a ladder to a upper level. Climb up.

Electricity Room
----------------

The first door needs a key that you don't have. You have to run the gauntlet 
of the electric corridor so do that, time it so as not to get dead at the end.
You will see a alcove with two keys. Picking both up will place you in a trap.
So just get the onyx key for now and open that door.  If you can't do so 
directly, pick one up and drop in on the floor where you can reach it, get the other key, then pick up the one on the floor and pitch it in the niche.

Chamber of the Void
-------------------

You should see an enormous brown gem connected to electrical installation
and a closed gate on a path in front of it. There are four electrical
connections around this place. You also see the skull room containing some
reflectors. Between the gem and the gate are two connections that will produce
fireballs when moved, so don't turn these on for now.

The ladder that leads to the roof, don't climb as there are millions of
green lizards up there, only go up if your team is 100% fit and armed to the
teeth. Also conjure fighter minions by the dozen as soon as you get there.
There is a large enemy portal here that you can't close.

Search all the rooms here, one of the plates can be removed, the button will
place the excellent excysomething blade in the alcove for you. The ladder that
you see on the right, just inside the entrance leads to that blue moving
portal room (getting any ideas?). The door with the skull lock will need the
the skull key of course. Okay now return the onyx key to its alcove and
retrieve the skull key. Go to the moving portal room and you will see the 
ladder that you have lowered. Climb up and you are in the chamber of the void.

Okay use the skull key on it's door and you'll see a blue portal beside you.
Enter the portal and you are in the skull room. Now you may find yourself
constrained by a lack of space to move. So send a fireball spell into the
reflector beside you to destroy one of the tables, smash the other table.

Open the door and move the reflectors out of that room. Barge into them to do
this if moving them manually fails. Align them so that the fireballs released
will move onto the gem. Set all the connections down.

The connection behind the gem should send lightning bolts into the gem. If
the gateway is not opening then there a couple of things that you should check.

Check to see if the furnace is burning, remember those blasted enemy minions
blocking the stone people from doing their job. Leave some guards near the 
stone people this might help but make sure that the guards are not blocking 
the stone people from doing their job. The way to this level is of course
through the reflector room.

Another thing that you should is to see if the fireballs are striking the
gem at the same time. You do this by closing and opening one of the connection
and checking the map. Don't start moaning if you can't get it right the first
time. I've been wandering all over and I've got dungeon fever and can't wait
to finish this game.  

Tell you a secret.  Place the reflectors on the round grilles on the floor, either side of the gem, pointing to a mid-point between the fireball generator and the gem.  The timing of the fire balls is vital, so keep trying.

When you hear that strange sound, check the gateway, it should be open.
Before you set out, say goodbye to your friends and family, this could
take a while.  Save your game and do a trial run.  Use the magic map to see
what's ahead.  You'll come to the end of the path and see a floating bridge
ahead, try catching it.  Wot, you came crashing back to the entrance?  Strange...  Right, now do it for real.  Get your characters in good nick, send numerous fighters ahead and go for it.

The Void
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Isn't it gorgeous, all that blue luminescent pathway. The ever present enemy
minions are there too, these things are going to be the death of me. Use
your map and observe the two moving pathways, try the one straight ahead of 
you (bet you get a sore bum from falling down).

Use the accelerator spell (you see your team moving when this spell is cast).
The spell is MON OH IR ROS (good luck buddy).
 
When you have got onto the other patch of ground, you see a another pathway
leading to a bigger platform. Do the spell again if it has worn out and cross
to the platform. Conjure all the minions you can and cast protective spells
as Dragoth awaits you here. Dragoth is the toughest monster yet and you need
to be on your feet to take him down.

Use your keyboard well and keep moving while you are hitting him. Your minions
will also keep him busy while you are attacking him. The enemy minions
practically congregate here so watch out. If you win (only by the skin of 
your teeth) Dragoth will flee to his master, one called LORD DELOS? There is
a escape portal here for Dragoth, which you can see but not enter.

Lord Delos is rather unhappy with Dragoth for losing and turns him into a 
nasty but tasty insect (yum yum). Lord Delos looks annoyed with you and
it looks like there is going to be a re-match, hopefully with a new games
engine (tee hee).

The end sequence is delightful to watch and the credits mercifully short.

                                The End


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