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GOTHIC 2 - Guide by Ellusion
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Gothic 2 version 1.31 English
Gothic 2 is (c) Piranha Bytes

All reference concerning this guide via mail to gothic2@ellusion.no, please.
Guide is version 0.95 as of 02/09/03


FOREWORD & COPYRIGHTS
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When an exciting grand rpg like Gothic 2 landed in my mailbox, I rushed to
GameFaqs to get some background info and tips on putting me on the right path.
You see, I'm one of those gamers that really want the most out of the games I
play and I can often be found starting a game over and over again to get it
'right' - lots of additional gaming hours in that and it just gives me a better
experience. However, as I said heading out to find a FAQ on this, to my
astonishment there were sadly none at the time. I've been thinking of writing a
FAQ for a game for a long time to brush up on my english writing skills a bit,
and here was an opportunity to do just that. So here we are, my first attempt at
writing a FAQ/Guide, and also what appears to be the first for the English
version of Gothic 2. Let it be said that I'm not German, nor a native english
speaker, and that I never played the original Gothic prior to Gothic 2.

Once I got started writing this though, I soon realized the scope of it was
simply massive. There's so much to tell (or simply me ranting on), and I quickly
realized it would take months to get everything I wanted in here. Instead of
waiting for the whole thing to be complete before releasing, I thougth other
players like me would still like to get atleast something helping them along,
and hopefully also be able to share their experience with me and this FAQ as
they went along. Thus that is the basis for it - I hope to complete this in
steps and also take on any tips and follow-up information you would be as kind
as to reveal. There are bound to be a lot of things missed, outcomes to various
quest trees, consequences of actions and so on, and I would be more than happy
to hear about it for inclusion in this FAQ (properly credited when used of
course). If you have ANY information you want to share, don't hesitate to send
me a mail about it at gothic2@ellusion.no - Thanks.

Do note that I'm not a helpline for this game, and will not answer any questions
on how to accomplish things in the game, wether the problem in question is
covered in this guide yet or not. Please understand this - the guide is taking
an extraordinary time to write as it is. For contributors, I don't normally
reply unless there is something to clarify, but know that you have my heartfelt
thanks. Credits given to contributors are given in the order that I recieve
them, so unless you have additional noteworthy information, the first
contributor to make me aware of something I didn't know in adavance is credited
for the contribution. There are a lot of contributions at this point, and they
will get added in due time - just don't expect to see your contributions added
in the immediate following versions. Also, until the guide reaches a 1.0
version, please contribute to the context so far, and not half a novel about the
upcoming chapters not covered in the guide yet - that will come in due time, and
if you see something missing then, please add what you have.

Copyrights automatically apply to this document according to law wether stated
here in full or not. You can not reprint any of the material within without
written permission, nor bring this document to a printed or digital medium
(magazine, CD etc) without permission. Neither can you host this document
without permission. If you want to host this document, contact me.

You can always find the last version at www.ellusion.no, or any of the below
guide/faq sites:

- http://www.gamefaqs.com
- http://faqs.ign.com


VERSION HISTORY
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020903 Version 0.95
- Chapter 5 nearly complete, with full complements of quests for both Paladins
  and Mercenaries, with 35 entries.
- A few major revisions to the guide, where some smaller areas were combined
  into one. This subsequently shifted all the other areas around too, so the new
  lineup is: 1.Xarda's Tower, The Valley, and Road to Khorinis - 2.City of
  Khorinis - 3.Akil's Farm, The Dead Harpy, and Surroundings - 4.Onar's Farm and
  Land - 5.Roaming the New World - 6.The Monastery - 7.The Pass - 8.The Valley
  of Mines - 9.The Castle - 10.The Halls of Irdorath. This also lead to a good
  cleanup on the growing list of quests and the whole thing should be a bit more
  reader-friendly and easy to use. Some crossreferences probably got screwed up
  too, so if you spot any, please let me know.
- Added a new appendix called Bugs, where you can read up on possible bugs and
  thus avoid them.
- Added A11.5, an unlimited xp/gold exploit for paladins
- Added C3.3.P6 Access to the Ship for paladins
- Edited the info in C2.3.Q4 on the sextant for Ramirez
- Added C4.4.Q1 Deprivation for paladins
- Begun a much more comprehensive guide to the three guilds, by adding pointers
  to weapon skills, secondary skills, how to spend LP and so on for paladins and
  mercenaries so far. It's added to the entries for the guilds at the start,
  I1.1 and I1.2. If you have any pointers to add here, please do.
- Finally added the statboosters 'Donations to Daron' and praying to the statues
  of Innos after much request.
- Added a new info section called I4 Settings, detailing some alterations made
  to the game ini file.
- Keep the suggestions and additions coming! I really appreciate all the
  feedback and it will make the guide bit by bit as I come around to it. The
  whole guide will also go through a spellchecker soon, and I am aware of the
  many spelling errors.

010803 Version 0.85
- Added a near-complete chapter 4, the dragon hunt, for paladins and
  mercenaries, containing 41 entries so far.
- Amazed by all the small treasures hidden around that I still find now after
  what must surerly be 300+ hours with this game, I had to add C2.2 with 'A
  Strange Amulet'. Well worth a read and a rather peculiar entry.
- Added I3 Training your combat skills
- Added forging as a section to skills appendix (A1) with several swords to
  forge. Also rearranged the order some and moved alchemy into the skills
- Added C3.6.Q6 The Judge's Lackey
- Added C3.6.P7 Another Pot of Stew
- Added C3.6.P8 A Graveyard Sorrel
- Added C3.6.Q7 Shadowbeast Horns for Buster
- Added C3.8.Q5 The Forged Mineshares
- Added additional info on the differences on completing a lot of quests in
  chapter 3 as a mercenary
- Added C3.2.Q2 Maleth's Walking Stick, for mercenaries
- Added a point of interest to the beginning of chapter 3, returning you the
  valley of mines for some last chance pickpocketing
- Complemented the chapter start sections (C2, C3 & C4) with some reflections on
  average levels and progress, including my own level experience for comparison
  so you can see how you fare
- Added C3.3.S3 Fingers' Chest for those not taking advantage of this earlier
- Added more hunters and hunting skills
- Added C2.10.P14 A Stone Circle & Elixir of Spirit, and changed the order of
  interest there a bit
- Added C2.10.P17 Demon's Lair & Life Elixirs
- Added C2.10.P18 Ancient Demon Tower
- Added C2.10.P19 A Ring of Dexterity
- Added A12.4 Unlimited Experience & Gold, part II

210703 Version 0.75
- Chapter 3 almost complete, with emphasis on Paladin for now. Chapter 3 touches
  on nearly all areas in the new world and has a total of 35 new entries so far.
- Added 6 more points of interest to C2.10, Valley of Mines
- Added appendix A11, Combat Tactics with info on how to combat several
  creatures, including Dragon Snappers, Snappers, Orc Scouts, Orc Warriors,
  Skeletons, Shadow Warriors and Crypt Guards.
- Added information I2, Training your Attributes. This might seem like an odd
  sequence, but rest assured other information appendixes will follow, like
  classes, training your combat skills, combat in general and so on, they are
  just not all that finnished yet while the attribute training section was =)
- Added appendix A12, Exploits & Unintended Advantages, with information on how
  to gain unlimited gold and experience, as well as some additional goblin
  berries and dragonroots
- Added appendix A13 Magic Rings & Amulets, an overview of the various rings and
  amulets and what they do, as well as references to the guide where and when
  you can find these items. The list is a work in progress. The appendix
  sequence is a bit chaotic at the moment and will probably change in the
  future.
- Updated C1.3.Q26 and C1.7.P4 with more info on the ring of invincibility
- Added A7.11 Sergio's Two-Hander Tip
- Added several new entries to the various weapon/armor/item and similar tables
- Added a paragraph to "foreword and copyrights" about the contributions,
  mailing me with questions and other reference.
- And probably a whole lot of things updated that I forgot I did.

160703 Version 0.7
- Added chapter 2 area 9, The Pass with 2 entries
- Added chapter 2 area 10, The Valley of Mines with 19 entries
- Added chapter 2 area 11, The Castle with 8 entries
- Added Khorinis and Onar's Farm areas for chapter 2, with 6 and 3 entries
- Added a very rewarding alternate sidequest into the city, C1.2.S2
- Added additional info to several quests from contributors
- Added a point to the Dead Harpy area about the goblin cave since there's so
  many of the little buggers in there I felt it deserved it's own entry.
- Added 3 more entries to C1.7 and rearranged the list order a bit
- Added a new entry to area 8, on how to get into the monastery in chapter 1
  without joining the mages
- Added a C1.3.Q26 Snapper's Claws
- Added C1.3.P14 Bromor's Backroom
- Added C1.6.S1 Wasili's Old Coins
- Added C1.2.P6 Back to the Valley
- Expanded on the info in C1.4.Q1
- Expanded on the info in C1.6.Q14
- Expanded on the info in C1.3.S4
- Added some info to C1.7.S1 with a magic ring
- Added more beasts to the Experience & Loot appendix
- Added the two books from Lutero to the Skills & Statboosters appendix

070703 Version 0.6
- Added another section dealing with information it would be good to know before
  starting play, marked 'I' and located before the chapter guide. First
  additions here are a quick overview on the three different guilds.
- Added new area (7) Roaming the New World with 4 entries so far (chapter 1)
- Added new area (8) The Monastery with 18 mage related quests (chapter 1), 1
  sidequest and 1 point of interest. This also details how to join the mages and
  becoming a full Fire Mage
- Moved "How to get Into the Monastery" to the Monastery area
- Added 4 more quests to area 6, Onar's Farm
- Added 1 new quest to area C1.3 Khorinis (Jack's Lighthouse)
- Added 2 new quests to Onar's farm, one being the first task as a Mercenary
- Added Dragomir's Crossbow quest to Dead Harpy area
- Completed the info on C1.6.P4
- Added Sagitta and Constantino to the Alchemist Trainers
- Added Hunters Gaan and Grimbald
- Added more potion recipies and weapons
- Completed the Herbology list
- More foes added to the Experience & Loot appendix

040703 Version 0.55
- Added Appendixes for Weapons, Armor, Herbology, Experience & Loot, and a
  Levelchart, all works in progress.
- Added the Dead Harpy, and Onar's Farm areas
- Added more Points and Quests to Khorinis as well as rooting out some loose
  threads there.
- Completed the Foodstuffs appendix
- Added more Trainers
- Some spelling errors, namechanges etc

020703 Version 0.4
- Decided to release the version in it's current state so people would get
  atleast something to start on. Hope it was enough to begin with.
- Cleared out all (I hope) placeholder spots for further inclusions, some
  spellchecking and proofreading to make sure it made sense so far.
- Removed several Appendix sections that wasn't near completion. Look for them
  in the next version.

010703 Version 0.35
- Added Akil's Farm area with quests and info.
- Added more of the Khorinis chapter 1 quests to near completion
- Further added appendixes and info

300603 Version 0.3
- Completed the first areas, got much of the Khorinis quests in place.
- Added more appendixes

280603 Version 0.2
- Added the Xardas Tower sections, Lobarts Farm and begun some appendix sections

270603 Version 0.1
- Began this guide and realized how massive the scope was and that I might have
  made a mistake. Decided to do it anyway =)


ABOUT THE GUIDE
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Due to the nature of Gothic 2, I felt writing a step by step walkthrough would
defeat the purpose of experiencing such a game. Instead everything is divided
first into chapters and then into general areas like cities, stretches, outposts
etc. For each chapter and area there are specific quests as given to your
Questlog (L), and also sidequests and points of interest. Quests are specific
entries that show up named in your Questlog and are marked "Q" in the index.
Sidequests are small 'quests' or tasks you can partake in or fulfill if you like
but wont show up in your questlog. The sidequests still give experience though.
Sidequests are branded "S" in the index. Points of interest are neither quests
nor give you any direct experience, but may still give you a challenge and some
good items - examples would be a hidden cave, a hidden corpse, a cache of coins,
a tip or trick, or a weapon off the beaten track etc. Points of Interest are
marked "P" in the index, but not everything is listed unless there is something
of special importance. A regular cave with a few monsters and coin won't show up
as a point of interest unless it serves another purpose.

The quests in your questlog (L) are placed in the chapter and area where you
recieve them, but contain notes if you cannot finnish the quest within the same
chapter you recieved it. Some quests may also be a lot harder than others, but
theoretically possible to finnish within a certain chapter. In those cases the
quest belongs to the chapter it was first obtainable. Most quests and sidequests
also spans over several areas and even chapters, so the way they are listed here
is simply what I found to be a convenient way of doing them without
touching on too many areas at once. As an example, the city quests often touch
on the various guilds, going in and out of an area and often branching off into
multiple quest trees before completion. In these cases I try to finnish up and
list all "stand alone" quests you can get and complete, without them neccecarily
happen strictly in a step by step manner (ie, walk left take this quest, walk
further left and do this quest). It doesn't really matter in what order you take
most of the quests either, I've just listed them in the manner I find them most
fitting to take and complete. The whole idea still is that you explore the game
world and pick up quests as you see fit, then come back and crosscheck them here
by looking for their names as they show in your questlog.

Quests are also divided by guild alignment since many quests are only obtainable
when you belong to a certain guild. These quests are most often listed at the
end of the chapter or area questlist. Everything is then further outlined in the
descriptions, like wether the thing is a quest, sidequest, or point of interest.
Last, not everything is actually outlined in the guide like a step to step guide
- that would simply just ruin your gaming experience and be a guide that took a
year to write. There won't be specific monster entries or down to the coin
entries of what to find where, but rather a point to point guide where you get
what's coming to you inbetween. Of course, if a dark cave opening contains
something that would smack you down in a single blow, or a certain item that is
highly useful can be found, it will be mentioned as a point of interest, but
other than that don't expect a x/y coord of every Healing Plant or Wolf present
in the game. Most of the 'inbetweens' you need to know are outlined in their own
appendix sections, like "herbology" or "combat".

Walk around, talk to the people and generally explore, then come back to this
guide and look up the various quests to see if you got it 'right' or if there
was something you forgot or possibly another outcome if you want to get in on
everything. Most of all, have fun with your own experience and use this guide as
you see fit.


CREDITS & CONTRIBUTORS
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Geir Gundersen - For several tidbits of information and alternate ways of
completing quests

Darf [darf@bellnet.ca] - For cluing me in to a rewarding alternative on getting
into the city of Khorinis, as well as some additional info to several quests

xerxes0 [xerxes0@cox.net] - for even more alternate ways into the city of
khorinis and Wulfgar's training tip

The Wonderer [thewonderer@gmx.net] - For additional tips to many quests.

TheGreat Moose [dunos_2000@hotmail.com] - For pointing out the alternating
between the two 'all AC' rings in the game and how one will replace the other.
Also a couple errors in the statistics.

Slayer - for additional bows, pointing out some spelling errors and a tip
concerning C1.5.P2

JemyM - for some bug additions


INDEX
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Each idex entry has a corresponding ID (like C3.1.1). Using the Search function
of text documents (CTRL+F) can help you look up a specific quest or item of
interest from the index and then let you jump directly to that information
without going through everything else. As a whole the structure of the guide is
split into info (I), for items of interest you might want to get an
understanding for beginning play, like game mechanics, the factions and so on.
Next comes the chapter guide (C) with listed quests, sidequests and points of
interest. Last you'll find the Appendixes (A) dealing with a breakdown of
statistics, skills, trainers, alchemy recipies, and similar.


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I        INFORMATION
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I.1        GUILDS
I.1.1       Paladins
I.1.2       Mercenaries
I.1.3       Mages
I.2        TRAINING YOUR ATTRIBUTES
I.3        TRAINING YOUR COMBAT SKILLS
I.4        SETTINGS
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C1       CHAPTER 1 - THE MENACE
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C1.1      XARDA'S TOWER, THE VALLEY, AND ROAD TO KHORINIS
C1.1.Q1    The Eye of Innos
C1.1.P1    The Chest behind the Porticullis
C1.1.P2    A hidden corpse
C1.1.P3    Down to the valley
C1.1.P4    Lester
C1.1.S1    Lester's Shadow
C1.1.Q2    Wanted Notes and Bandits
C1.1.Q3    The Bandits at Lobart's Farm
C1.1.Q4    How to Get Into the City of Khorinis
C1.1.S2    Another Way In
C1.1.Q5    Lobart's Work Clothes
C1.1.Q6    Harvest the Turnip Field
C1.1.Q7    Bring the Turnips to Hilda
C1.1.Q8    A Pan for Hilda
C1.1.Q9    For a Bottle of Wine
C1.1.P5    A Useful Herb
C1.1.P6    More Bandits
C1.1.P7    Back to the Valley

C1.2      CITY OF KHORINIS
C1.2.Q1    Getting into the Upper Quarters
C1.2.Q2    Apprentice in Khorinis
C1.2.Q3    Matteo & Gritta
C1.2.P1    Pablo's Wanted Poster
C1.2.Q4    Furs for Bosper
C1.2.Q5    Blessing of the Gods
C1.2.Q6    A Great Challenge
C1.2.Q7    Herbs for Constantino
C1.2.S1    Abuyin's Prophecy and Tobbacco
C1.2.Q8    Canthar's Favor
C1.2.Q9    A Brazen Thief
C1.2.Q10   A Merchant's Gold
C1.2.Q11   Bandit Raids
C1.2.P2    Zuris' Herbs
C1.2.P3    A Dead Militia Man
C1.2.Q12   The Experiment
C1.2.S2    Edda's Statue
C1.2.Q13   Mad Fellan
C1.2.S3    Lares' Trip
C1.2.Q14   Information for Garvell
C1.2.P4    Hunting with Bartok
C1.2.S4    Alrik's Fights & Missing Sword
C1.2.Q15   The False Messenger
C1.2.Q16   Baltram's Shipment
C1.2.S5    The Fishmonger
C1.2.S6    Entrance to the Thieves Guild
C1.2.Q17   Constantino's Ring
C1.2.P5    Matteo's Leather Armor
C1.2.Q18   Bosper's Bow
C1.2.S7    Coragon's Silver
C1.2.P6    The Sewer Stash
C1.2.S8    Lehmar's Ledger
C1.2.P7    The Island Stash
C1.2.P8    Beaches & Shipwrecks
C1.2.P9    Thieves Secret Headshake
C1.2.P10   A Thief in the Night
C1.2.P11   Ripping off Lehmar
C1.2.S9    Valentino
C1.2.P12   The City Guard Towers
C1.2.Q19   The Blood Chalices
C1.2.P13   Robbing the Upper Quarter
C1.2.Q20   Bandits at Jack's Lighthouse
C1.2.Q21   Member of the City Guard
C1.2.Q22   Paladin: Where is Peck?
C1.2.Q23   Paladin: A Package Full of Weed
C1.2.Q24   Paladin: The Weed Deal
C1.2.Q25   Paladin: Problems at Lobart's Farm
C1.2.Q26   Snapper's Claws
C1.2.P14   Bromor's Backroom

C1.3      AKIL'S FARM, THE DEAD HARPY, AND SURROUNDINGS
C1.3.S1    Two Brothers
C1.3.Q1    A Farmer in Need
C1.3.Q2    Bottoms Up
C1.3.Q3    Dragomir's Crossbow
C1.3.P1    A Burnt Down Camp
C1.3.P2    Paladin's Rest
C1.3.P3    Goblin Mayhem

C1.4      ONAR'S FARM & LAND
C1.4.P1    Buster
C1.4.P2    A Nest of Field Raiders
C1.4.Q1    The Hungry Hunter
C1.4.P3    Trolls!
C1.4.Q2    Four Wolves for Pepe
C1.4.Q3    Kick Bullco's Butt
C1.4.Q4    A Good Fighter
C1.4.Q5    Rod's Sword
C1.4.Q6    Respect
C1.4.Q7    For a Fistful of Herb
C1.4.Q8    The Package of Weed
C1.4.Q9    Jarvis' Challenge
C1.4.Q10   Member of the Mercenaries
C1.4.Q11   Drive Away the Militia
C1.4.Q12   Collect the Rent
C1.4.P4    Dueling
C1.4.P5    A Golden Plate
C1.4.Q13   Stew
C1.4.P6    Dexter's Bandit Camp
C1.4.Q14   The Lazy Farmer
C1.4.Q15   The Forbidden Pasture
C1.4.Q16   The Sun Aloe
C1.4.Q17   The Snorting Creature
C1.4.Q18   Black Hide
C1.4.S1    Wasili's Old Coins
C1.4.P7    Inubis' Tomb
C1.4.Q19   Mercenary: An Offer of Peace

C1.5      ROAMING THE NEW WORLD
C1.5.P1    An Inaccessible Riverbed?
C1.5.P2    The Magic Golem
C1.5.P3    The Temple Ruins
C1.5.P4    A Tomb and Steingolems
C1.5.P5    A Hidden Path
C1.5.S1    The Black Troll
C1.5.P6    The Dragonslicer

C1.6      THE MONASTERY
C1.6.Q1    Getting into the Monastery
C1.6.P1    Sneaking Into the Monastery
C1.6.Q2    Mage: Serving the Community
C1.6.Q3    Mage: Opolos and the Recipe
C1.6.Q4    Mage: Opolos and the Library
C1.6.Q5    Mage: The Chamber of the Novices
C1.6.Q6    Mage: Figth Training for Babo
C1.6.Q7    Mage: Babo and the Garden
C1.6.Q8    Mage: Prayer for the Paladins
C1.6.Q9    Mage: Isgaroth's Problem
C1.6.Q10   Mage: The Mutton Sausages
C1.6.Q11   Mage: The Wine Delivery
C1.6.Q12   Mage: Seven Herbs
C1.6.Q13   Mage: The Lost Recipe
C1.6.Q14   Mage: A Short Trip to the City
C1.6.Q15   Mage: The Test of Fire
C1.6.S1    Mage: A Little Help from Dyrian
C1.6.Q16   Mage: The Living Rock
C1.6.Q17   Mage: The Path of Believers
C1.6.Q18   Mage: Create a Rune
C1.6.P2    Mage: A Gift of Spirit
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C2       CHAPTER 2 - RETURNING TO THE COLONY
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C2.1      XARDAS' TOWER, THE VALLEY, AND ROAD TO KHORINIS
C2.1.P1    A Strange Amulet

C2.2      CITY OF KHORINIS
C2.2.Q1    Evidence
C2.2.Q2    Fernando's Business
C2.2.P1    A Good Read
C2.2.Q3    The Message
C2.2.S1    A Second Prophecy
C2.2.Q4    A Sextant

C2.4      ONAR'S FARM & LAND
C2.4.Q1    Mercenary: Another Task
C2.4.P1    Mercenary: Medium Mercenary Armor
C2.4.P2    Sagitta's Stock

C2.7      THE PASS
C2.7.P1    An Alternate Route
C2.7.P2    An Orc Camp

C2.8      THE VALLEY OF MINES
C2.8.P1    Diego's Leather Bag
C2.8.P2    Teleport Rune: Valley of the Mines Pass
C2.8.P3    A Dead Paladin & Rune
C2.8.Q1    Bad News
C2.8.P4    An Underwater Cave
C2.8.P5    Den's Body
C2.8.P6    A Nest of Dragonsnappers
C2.8.S1    Paladin Marcos' Ore
C2.8.P7    The Waterfall
C2.8.S2    Greppert & Kervo
C2.8.Q2    Help for Marcos
C2.8.P8    An Amulet of Strength
C2.8.S3    Olav's Demise
C2.8.S4    Paladin Silvestro's Ore
C2.8.P9    A Cliffside Cave
C2.8.P10   A Lone Sorrel
C2.8.S5    Paladin Fajeth's Ore
C2.8.Q3    Snapper Hunt
C2.8.Q4    Tengron's Ring
C2.8.Q5    Bilgots Curse
C2.8.P11   Snowy Area & Elixirs of Life
C2.8.P12   Ambush!
C2.8.P13   Mage Rune of Ice Arrow
C2.8.P14   A Stone Circle & Elixir of Spirit
C2.8.P15   A Skinny Shadowbeast & Elixir of Strength
C2.8.P16   A Bold Hunter
C2.8.P17   Demon's Lair & Life Elixirs
C2.8.P18   Ancient Demon Tower
C2.8.P19   A Ring of Dexterity

C2.9      THE CASTLE
C2.9.P1    Getting into the Castle
C2.9.P2    Castle Transport Rune
C2.9.Q1    Meat
C2.9.Q2    Gold for Brutus
C2.9.Q3    Rescue Gorn
C2.9.P3    Paladin: Heavy Militia Armor
C2.9.Q4    Diggers and Ore
C2.9.P2    Robbing the Castle
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C3       CHAPTER 3 - THE EYE OF INNOS
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C3.1      XARDAS' TOWER, THE VALLEY, AND ROAD TO KHORINIS
C3.1.S1    Report From the Mines
C3.1.S2    Report of the Dragons
C3.1.Q1    Healing for Hilda
C3.1.Q2    Mercenary: Maleth's Walking Stick

C3.2      KHORINIS
C3.2.P1    Meeting With Lord Hagen
C3.2.Q1    Diego's Gold
C3.2.Q2    Diego's Business
C3.2.S1    Comfort Gritta
C3.2.S2    A Third Prophecy
C3.2.Q3    Something Lost?
C3.2.P2    Khorinis Merchants' Stock
C3.2.P3    Paladin: A New Sword From Peck
C3.2.P4    Paladin: Joining the Order
C3.2.P5    Paladin: A Magic Blade
C3.2.P6    Paladin: Access to the Ship
C3.2.S3    Fingers' Chest

C3.3      AKIL'S FARM, THE DEAD HARPY, AND SURROUNDINGS
C3.3.Q1    Moonshine
C3.3.Q2    Sheep Thieves
C3.3.P1    Tavern Teleport Rune

C3.4      ONAR'S FARM & LAND
C3.4.P1    Seeker's Curse
C3.4.P2    Pass of Khorinis Teleport Rune
C3.4.P3    Lester & Xardas Teleport Rune
C3.4.Q1    Alone and Helpless
C3.4.Q2    The Banished Farmer
C3.4.Q3    Torlof's Fear of the Dark Man
C3.4.P4    Lee & Teleport Rune Landlord
C3.4.S1    Gorn Made It
C3.4.Q4    Bennet is in Jail
C3.4.P5    Farm Merchants' Stock
C3.4.P6    Mercenary: Heavy Mercenary Armor
C3.4.Q5    The Crawler Armor
C3.4.P7    Another Pot of Stew
C3.4.P8    A Graveyard Sorrel
C3.4.Q6    Mercenary: The Judge's Lackey
C3.4.Q7    Mercenary: Shadowbeast Horns for Buster

C3.6      THE MONASTERY
C3.6.Q1    Documents
C3.6.S1    Information for Opolos
C3.6.Q2    Paladin: The Power of the Stars
C3.6.P1    The Treasury
C3.6.Q3    The Eye of Innos, Continued
C3.6.Q4    Paladin: The Desecrated Shrines
C3.6.S2    Paladin: Consecration of the Sword
C3.6.Q5    Mercenary: The Forged Mineshares

C3.8     THE VALLEY OF MINES
C3.8.P1   Last Chance
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C4       CHAPTER 4 - THE DRAGON HUNT
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C4.1      XARDAS' TOWER, THE VALLEY, AND ROAD TO KHORINIS
C4.1.P1    Lizardmen in Khorinis!
C4.1.Q1    Lobart's Orc Problems

C4.2      CITY OF KHORINIS
C4.2.S1    A Fourth Prophecy
C4.2.P1    Merchant's Restock
C4.2.P2    Mercenary: Baltram's Deal
C4.2.P3    Paladin: Magic Runes
C4.2.Q1    Paladin: Hordes of Orc Elite Warriors

C4.3      AKIL'S FARM, THE DEAD HARPY, AND SURROUNDINGS
C4.3.Q1    Paladin: Deprivation

C4.4      ONAR'S FARM & LAND
C4.4.P1    Two-Handed Combat
C4.4.P2    Sagitta
C4.4.Q1    Mercenary: Dragon Eggs
C4.4.S1    Lee and the Dragon Eggs
C4.4.P3    Mercenary: Bennet's Battle Blades
C4.4.S2    Mercenary: Bennet and the Dragon Eggs

C4.5      ROAMING THE NEW WORLD
C4.5.P1    An Orc Warlord

C4.6      THE MONASTERY
C4.6.S1    Jorgen a Novice?
C4.6.S2    Mercenary: Kill Pedro
C4.6.Q1    Paladin: Neoras' Dragon Egg Brew

C4.8      THE VALLEY OF MINES
C4.8.P1    First Dragonhunter Encounter
C4.8.P2    Assault on Fajeth's Camp
C4.8.Q1    Ur-Shak
C4.8.P3    Demontower Revisited
C4.8.S1    Engrom is Lost?
C4.8.Q2    I Gotta get out of Here!
C4.8.P4    Hunting Dragons
C4.8.S2    The Swamp Dragon Pandrodor
C4.8.P5    Recharging the Eye of Innos
C4.8.S3    The Stone Dragon Pedrokhan
C4.8.S4    The Fire Dragon Feomathar
C4.8.Q3    Two Ice Giants for Sylvio
C4.8.S5    The Ice Dragon Finkregh

C4.9      THE CASTLE
C4.9.Q1    Lost in Darkness
C4.9.Q2    Theft
C4.9.Q3    Angar's Amulet
C4.9.Q4    The Filthy Sty
C4.9.Q5    Hunger
C4.9.Q6    Jan and the Smithy
C4.9.Q7    Fero's Sword
C4.9.P1    A Little Help from Oric
C4.9.Q8    Hosh-Pak
C4.9.P2    Mercenary: Medium Dragon Hunter's Armor
C4.9.P3    Paladin: Dragon Blood for Jan
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CHAPTER 5 - DEPARTURE
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C5.1      XARDAS' TOWER, THE VALLEY, AND ROAD TO KHORINIS
C5.1.P1    Xardas' Letter
C5.1.P2    Lobart's Demise

C5.2      CITY OF KHORINIS
C5.2.S1    A Fifth Prophecy
C5.2.P1    Provisioning
C5.2.S2    The Thieves Guild
C5.2.P2    A Few Goblin Berries
C5.2.P3    Empty the Pockets
C5.2.P4    Mercenary: Access to the Ship
C5.2.P5    Paladin: New Paladin Runes
C5.2.P6    Before you Leave

C5.3      AKIL'S FARM, THE DEAD HARPY, AND SURROUNDINGS
C5.3.P1    Looting
C5.3.P2    Another Goblin Berry?

C5.4      ONAR'S FARM & LAND
C5.4.P1    Thekla's Last Pot of Stew
C5.4.P2    Sagitta's Sorrels
C5.4.S1    Lee's New Bodyguard?
C5.4.Q1    Sekob Misses His Wife
C5.4.Q2    Rosi's Flight
C5.4.P3    Lifting Pockets
C5.4.P4    Mercenary: Dragon Weapons & Heavy Armor
C5.4.Q3    Mercenary: The Show-off

C5.6      THE MONASTERY
C5.6.S1    The Monastery Cellar
C5.6.Q1    I Need A Ship
C5.6.Q2    Who Will Be My Captain?
C5.6.Q3    No Travelling Without A Crew
C5.6.Q4    Return to the Tower
C5.6.P1    Pickpocketing in the Monastery
C5.6.S2    Paladin: Second Consecration & Paladin's Armor
C5.6.S3    Mercenary: A Strange Almanac

C5.8      THE VALLEY OF MINES
C5.8.P1    Biff
C5.8.P2    Fear & Looting in the Valley
C5.8.P3    The Great Orc Wall

C5.9      THE CASTLE
C5.9.P1    The Castle Storeroom
C5.9.P2    Gerold's Goblin Berry
C5.9.P3    Picking the Castle Clean
C5.9.P4    Letting the Orcs In

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APPENDIXES - GENERAL INFO
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A1       SKILLS
A1.1      General Skills
A1.1.1     Sneaking
A1.1.2     Opening Locks
A1.1.3     Pick Pocketing
A1.2      Hunting
A1.2.1     Hunting: Skinning
A1.2.2     Hunting: Remove Mandibles
A1.2.3     Hunting:
A1.3      Forging
A1.3.1     Forging: Self-forged Sword
A1.3.2     Forging: Ore Longsword
A1.3.3     Forging: Ore Two-Hander
A1.3.4     Forging: Ore Bastard Sword
A1.3.5     Forging: Heavy Ore Two-Hander
A1.4      Alchemy

A2       TRAINERS
A2.1      HUNTERS
A2.1.1     Bosper
A2.1.2     Grom
A2.1.3     Gaan
A2.1.4     Grimbald
A2.2      ATTRIBUTE TRAINERS
A2.2.1     Laras
A2.2.2     Carl
A2.2.3     Harod
A2.2.4     Torlof
A2.3      MELEE TRAINERS
A2.3.1     Alrik
A2.3.2     Wulfgar
A2.3.3     Buster
A2.3.4     Rod
A2.4      RANGED TRAINERS
A2.4.1     Bartok
A2.4.2     Niclas
A2.4.3     Dragomir
A2.4.4     Ruga xxx
A2.5      ALCHEMISTS
A2.5.1     Ignaz
A2.5.2     Constantino
A2.5.3     Sagitta
A2.6      BLACKSMITHS
A2.6.1     Harad
A2.6.2     Bennet
A2.7      MAGE TRAINERS
A2.7.1     Vatras
A2.8      OTHERS
A2.8.1     Thorben
A2.8.2     Bartok
A2.8.3     Jesper
A2.8.4     Ramirez
A2.8.5     Cassia
A3       WEAPONS & STATS
A3.1       One-Handed Weapons
A3.2       Two-Handed Weapons
A3.3       Bows
A3.4       Crossbows
A4       ARMOR
A5       SKILLS & STATBOOSTERS
A5.1      Apples
A5.2      Dark Mushrooms
A5.3      Coragon's Special Beer
A5.4      Rengaru's Pick Pocketing Tips
A5.5      Book: The Divine Power of the Stars
A5.6      Potions
A5.7      Thekla's Stew
A5.8      Wulfgar's One-Hander Tip
A5.9      Book: Southern Defense Art
A5.10     Book: Double Blocks
A5.11     Sergio's Two-Hander Tip
A5.12     Donations to Daron
A5.13     Statues of Innos
A6       HERBOLOGY
A7       FOODSTUFFS
A8       EXPERIENCE & LOOT
A9       LEVELCHART
A10      COMBAT TACTICS
A11      EXPLOITS & UNINTENDED ADVANTAGES
A11.1     Unlimited Gold
A11.2     Unlimited Experience
A11.3     Additional Goblin Berries & Dragonroots
A11.4     Mercenary: Unlimited Gold & Experience
A11.5     Paladin: Unlimited Gold & Experience
A12      MAGIC RINGS & AMULETS
A13      BUGS


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I - INFORMATION
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I.1 - GUILDS
There are three possible guilds to join in Gothic 2, and although made up of
different tiers, they will be refered to here as the Paladins, Mercenaries and
Mages. Note that you cannot belong to more than one main guild like this, and
once you have joined a certain guild, there is no way back. Ever. Except
starting a new game. Please read up on the three guilds to get a better
understanding of the quest order, how they are marked with each guild, and most
of all what the differences are.


I.1.1 Paladins
  This is the first guild you'll come into contact with, and also the easiest
  and most convenient to join with if you just want to get things going.
  Paladins are a mix of fighter and mage and will rely both on strong weapon
  skills as well as magic later in the game.

  The first 'tier' here is to become a member of the City Guard or rather
  Militia in Khorinis. From a member here you can later progress to become a
  Paladin. There is a bit of confusion here as you'll see references to Militia,
  City Guard and the Paladins all over, but in effect they all belong to the
  same grouping. If you join the City Guard with Andre, and get your Militia
  Armor on you are on the rigth track if Paladin is what you intented to become.
  All quests requiring you to be a member of this guild is marked 'Paladin
  Quest' even though you are still just a city guard at first.

    Paladin Setup
     Paladins are a class-type in itself, a warrior/mage setup and you don't
     really have much variation when choosing this guild. Your primary skill
     will most likely be Strength, relying on either one- or two-handed weapons.
     It's quite possible to go the way of Dexterity and use either bows or
     crossbows as your main weapon, but as far as paladin-only weapons, you are
     limited to swords. When you decide on one main attribute - strength or
     dexterity - it's a good idea to sort of ignore the other. Meaning, if you
     plan on using strength, don't go training dexterity. Similarily, don't
     worry about 'maxing' your off attribute, but rather make us of any stat
     boosters you can for this skill as you go. This is not to say that you
     should completely ignore your off attribute, but it will rather raise
     naturally by items found. No matter what you decide to go with as a main
     attribute, the off attribute can easily reach 100+ and will be sufficient
     to do anything you like with it - with dexterity that means all
     pickpocketing and thief related things, and with strength it means you get
     to use pretty much any weapon you wish although dexterity is your main
     attribute.

    Weapons
     Personally I preffer two-handers with paladins (and for mercenaries for
     that matter) due to their increased damage and longer range. When you break
     it down, there really are no game-affecting differences between one or two
     handers, and you will do very well with both. High-damage two-handers can
     be a bit tricky to find at first, but later in the game they will outdamage
     the one-handers considerably. There is also the matter of being able to
     train your two-handed skill to 100% with 10LP less than for one-handers.

     For two-handers, except to spend a minimum of 33 LP in one-handers to gain
     a 'Master' competence level:

     - 10%  Base
     - 10%  From wearing Alrik's Sword
     - 2%   From Wulfgar's Training Tip (See xxx)
     - 5%   From reading the Book Southern Defense Act (See xxx)
     - 33%  From regular training using 33 LP
     = 60%  Master

     Then you can spend 85 LP reaching 100% two-handed skill:

     - 10%  Base
     - 5%   From reading the book Double Blocks (See xxx)
     - 85%  From regular training, using 85 LP
     = 100% Master

     For one-handers, the cost is a bit higher since you won't actually use
     Alrik's sword in combat. To reach 60% in one-handed weapons, you need:

     - 10%  Base
     - 5%   From reading the book Double Blocks
     - 45%  From training, using 45 LP

     And then work on your one-handed skill:

     - 10%  Base
     - 2%   From Wulfgar's training tip
     - 5%   From reading the book Southern Defense Act
     - 83%  From regular training, using 83 LP

     Total cost for mastering two-handed weapons is 118 LP, or 12 levels. Total
     cost for mastering one-handed weapons is 128 LP, or 13 levels.

     For paladins, I wouldn't want to ignore ranged weapons still. Any
     class/guild will find great use in having a ranged weapon handy. Personally
     I never saw bows as a suiting ranged weapon for paladins, and chose to go
     with crossbows. You don't really need to train either skill, but doing so
     will make it a little less frustrating hitting your targets. For both
     paladins and mercenaries, I usually raise crossbow to 30%, expending 20 LP
     doing this.

    Magic
     Paladins will recieve their first rune when they become paladins after
     serving as militia, in chapter 3 at the earliest, after solving the quest
     'Bennet is in Jail' (See C3.6.Q4 and then C3.3.P4). Paladin's selection of
     runes are very limited, and you will also find several of them. Recieving a
     rune costs 5 LP and is done simply by recieving a rune to use from your
     inventory. The paladin magic is split in two types, healing and combat. You
     can save yourself some LP by ignoring the less powerful runes in favour of
     the greater ones, ie no need to learn Lesser Healing when you could get
     Greater Healing instead. Doing this means only a short time of your life as
     a paladin will be spent actually using magic, so feel free to take whatever
     you can if you like the casting aspect.

     You will however need mana if you are going to use magic. Training mana
     cost double for paladins, and you have to spend 10 LP for every 5 MaxMana
     you train, up to 250. You don't need that much mana really, so around 100
     should be enough, then raise it artificcially by items, and potions if
     needed. Mana is nevertheless a high-cost avenue for paladins, and you
     should expect to spend 150+ LP on this.

    Secondary Skills
     Paladins don't really need any of the secondary skills, but if you have to
     pick one - and trust me, you will have more than enough LP to do so - it
     would be alchemy. Learning the healing potions aren't really needed as
     paladins will generally use their healing runes, but it is required to
     learn the best recipies. Learning all 3 healing potions will enable you to
     learn to make Elixir of Strength, costing a total of 20LP. This will favour
     your combat skills the most and enable you to brew about 10-12 strength
     potions raising your strength by 50-60.

     You could also opt for the mana line, learning all 3 mana potions and then
     open up Elixir of Spirit that raises MaxMana by 10+, for about +50-60 to
     MaxMana using all your King's Sorrel, but I only reccomend this for the
     paladins that plan on relying on their magic for the most part. Going both
     ways will set you back 40LP, and will have you splitting the Mana or
     Strength potions - Each such potions uses a King's Sorrel plant, and you
     have a finite amount of them.

     For other skills, paladins don't really need or have much use of any of
     them. None of the hunting skills will give anything other than a monetary
     return, and forging will only let you make a few of the swords where you
     find or recieve way better ones pretty soon.

     Thieving skills can be just as useful to paladins as the two other guilds,
     and I reccomend learning them. They are Sneaking, Picking Locks and Picking
     Pockets, setting you back 15LP. It could be argued that the paladins are
     great protectors of the law, but really, there is nothing stopping you from
     being a goody paladin during the day, and robbing the people you protect at
     night.

    Apprenticeship
     Paladins can basically sign up with any of the three apprenticeships in
     Khorinis, but none of them will anything but a monetary advantage. If I had
     to pick one, I would go with Constantino, because he won't require you to
     learn any skills and will give you a good price on the hundreds of
     mushrooms you most likely will never use.

    Advantages & Disadvantages
     - Paladins won't get the best weapons in the game, but their melee weapons
       are in turn much less stat dependant. The best one-handed weapon for
       instance, require only 40 Strength.
     - Paladins will get the best armor in the game and can achieve as high 130
       AC vs. weapons and arrows.
     - Training Mana is expensive for Paladins as the training cost is double
       that of mages. Each point of Mana costs 2 LP to train.
     - Paladins only have a limited array of magic (combat and healing), but in
       turn these can mostly all be found and thus require very little LP to
       master.

    General Paladin Tips
     - Wait with the 10 prayers to Innos until you have joined the order and
       become a paladin in chapter 3. You will get double the bonuses for up to
       +20 strength, +20 dexterity or even +40 extra mana (ignore the HP here).
       The mana in this case is the most LP saving as with double cost you are
       looking at 80LP for 40 more mana.


I.1.2 Mercenaries
  The mercenaries are pure fighters and also likely the second guild you'll come
  into contact with. Signing up with the mercenariers involves several quests
  and tasks before you are initiated. A mercenary is a pure fighter specializing
  in the heaviest weapons, dealing damage and generally kicking ass. Mercenaries
  will never learn magic outside the use of scrolls. Due to this, training Max
  Mana is twice as expensive.

  The second tier of this guild enables you to become a Dragon Hunter - the
  ultimate fighter, but for purpose of branding the mercenary-only quests, all
  such quests are marked 'Mercenary Quest' even though you can later become a
  Dragon Hunter.

   Mercenary Setup
     Mercenaries are supposed to be the prime fighters and will have no access
     to magic. This is both a boon and a disadvantage, as there's only so much
     you can actually spend your hard earned LP on. There's the melee and ranged
     weapons, but as with paladins you will master your weapon of choice fairly
     early, and thus have a large portion of LP left that isn't so obviously
     spent.

     Strength is the attribute for melee fighting and dexterity for ranged
     combat. Mercenaries can normally become masters at one, but also very good
     at the other. I reccomend going melee and then working up a little skill in
     ranged as you go.

   Weapons
     The same weapon setup for paladins apply to mercenaries as well, so have a
     look at the breakdown there. Ranged weapons are not to be overlooked
     either, so always carry a bow or crossbow - training either of the ranged
     skills to 30 or 30/60 is no problem for a mercenary.

     In addition, mercenaries will get access to much stronger weapons than
     paladins or mages.

   Secondary Skills
     Once the weapon skills are done and away with, mercenaries will have a load
     of LP to spend on secondary skills, and is in fact the only proffesion who
     will experience the most of them.

     Forging is a good skill for mercenaries, as all the best weapons has to be
     made. This is also only available to mercenaries as the smith Bennet will
     only teach mercenaries. Forging works a little different than alchemy, in
     that you only need prior knowledge of forging basics to be able to make
     swords - you don't need to know a "level 1 sword" to make a "level 2
     sword", and can simply wait until the best swords can be learnt and learn
     those for minimal LP use. New forging techniques follow the chapters where
     the best forged swords are available in later chapters.

     Alchemy is also good for mercenaries, where they will almost exclusively
     concentrate on the healing potions to end up with the permanent Strength
     potion. You could also go the way of the mana potions to reach the
     permanent dexterity potion, but that is 3 recipes you will never use.
     Alchemy to make use of strength potions will set you back 20LP

     Thieving skills I would say is almost mandatory for mercenaries. A lot of
     the equipment mercenaries need cost a lot and they are the proffesion that
     will burn through the most gold. Sneaking, Lock Picking and Pick Pockets
     set you back 15LP

     Hunting seems at first fairly useless, but mercenaries have a few avenues
     here where they take direct advantage of the hunting skills. With the
     excess of LP several of these skills could be well used by mercenaries:

       - Skinning is an ok skill and will bring in a lot of gold.
       - Take Shadowbeast Horns can be used to gain a lot of experience later
       - Remove Dragon Scales is required to get the best armors
       - Take Dragon Blood is used to make the best forged weapons

    Apprenticeship
     Mercenaries could just as easily sign up with any of the masters, but two
     stand out more than others. Harad will give mercenaries a huge amount of
     gold both early and throughout the game, as well as making use of a skill
     they will probably learn anyway. Bosper is also a good choice, where
     skinning and selling the skins at full price will give a slow but steady
     income. Constantino and the mushrooms is also a choice, but the mushrooms
     are finite, and you could really just skip running all over the forrest
     picking them up.

    Advantages & Disadvantages
     - Mercenaries appear to have the highest upkeep in terms of buying weapons
     and armor, but in turn have also the easiest venues of making money.
     - Mercenaries get the best melee weapons in the game.
     - Mercenaries do not have to think about magic or mana, and thus have way
     more learning points to spend on other skills for exploration purposes.
     - Mercenaries have the quickest and easiest access to good trainers.

    General Mercenary Tips
     - Do not learn forging if you can wait. In chapter 5 you will learn to
       forge the best weapons in the game for free.
     - Use Torlof to train your Strength to 90, then apply every trick in the
       book, including Thekla's Stew, Apples, prayers to Innos etc. A high
       strength from early on will make you a combat champion.
     - Don't ignore ranged weapons. You have enough LP to reach Marksman (30%)
       or even Master (60%) in either one, and you will find great use of the
       ranged advantage.


I.1.3 Mages
  The third and last option - to become a mage you will have to seek out the
  Fire Mages in the Monastery on your own will and join them. You'll start out
  as a Novice and then later become a Fire Mage when you have fulfilled all the
  tasks of a novice and then passed the Test of Fire.

  Fire Mages rely solely on magic spells cast from permanent runes they create
  of increasing power. That is not to say a mage will not use weapons, but it
  will be more expensive for them to train. Mana is the most important attribute
  of a mage, and it costs the normal amount of learning points to train where it
  costs double that for mercenaries and un-guilded. Once a Novice, training will
  still be at the normal cost so it's quite possible to train up to a
  considerable level of melee and ranged skills, but once a Fire Mage, the cost
  of training Strength and Melee skills will double making it nearly a total
  waste training these skills further.

  For the purpose of defining mage-only quests, they are named "Mage Quest" in
  the guide, wether they apply to Novices or Fire Mages.


I.2 - TRAINING YOUR ATTRIBUTES
Attributes are Strength, Dexterity, HitPoints and Mana. Of the four, only 3 can
be trained, and the last - HitPoints, have to be raised via potions or magic
rings/amulets, simply levelling up, or even transforming into another creature.

Strength and Dexterity can be trained to 90 in chapters 1-5, and to 100 in
chapter 6. Mana can be trained to 250 in chapters 1-5. Normally, you are going
to be concentrating on either of the 3 and would naturally want to get your
prime as high as possible. Even though 100 is regarded as the 'top' it's
possible to raise these skills a lot higher, and you do get an immediate return
for doing so, but that requires a shear bit of effort. First there are potions
for raising either Strength and Dexterity by +5, or Max Mana by +10. Then there
are a multitude of other items and events that can raise the skills further (See
A7 Skills & Statboosters). There's even some items that will decrease your skill
when worn, that allows you train the skill artifically. And last there are of
course magic items that will boost these 3 skills even further.

Example, let's train strength. First to the max of 90 in chapters 1-3. Save all
your possible strength potions and items until chapter 6. In chapter 4 and out
there is a special orc ring that decrease your strength by 20. So here we are in
chapter 6, put on the orc ring, train your strengt from 70 to 100 (we had 90
from chapter 1, minus 20 from the ring). Remove the ring and you have 120
strength. Drink all the strength potions, and items (like Thekla's Stew) - it's
possible to create and find in excess of 20 strength potions, so let's say you
have 20 for the sake of this example. All those drunk, your strength would now
be 220. Eat the 5 pots of Thekla Stew for another +5 strength, and chew your
gums out on the apples you saved for another +1 strength. You might even have
made a special dragon potion that adds +15 strength to top it all off. Put on
your strength amulet and a couple strength rings...and you have an incredible
241 strength in this example alone.

So what are you going to do with all that strength? There's hardly any lightly
clad wimen around to impress, and in chapter 6 there's not much else to do that
you couldn't already do ok with the 90 strength you came with. The conclusion
here is really that it's not worth raising your attributes to the extremes this
way. Personally, when doing melee as the primary skill, I train up to 90 as this
isn't hard doing in chapter 1, and after that start making use of all the
boosters I can find. That way the raised strength (or dexterity/mana) have a
noticable effect there and then, and I get something in return for doing all the
quests and work getting these boosters. I still end up having close to 200
strength in the end either way.

The issue with Mana is a bit different, as the rule here is that the more you
have the better you survive as a Mage. In this case I would seriously consider
training as far as the 250 you're allowed before applying the various potions
and boosters. Hit Points should never be much of a worry to you. You'll start
with 40 and get +12 every level, as well as several items to further boost this,
both permanent potions and items. If you find yourself dying all the time, it's
not your hitpoints that are the cause, but rather your lack of combat skills,
wether melee, ranged, or magical.

That said, take note that you will be most likely to have one major skill you
concentrate. That doesn't mean the two other skills should be totally ignored.
For a strengthy melee fighter, dexterity will a have a nice return when using
ranged weapons, and for a paladin a little extra mana never hurt. If you come
across stat boosters that will raise a skill not your primary, I say make use of
it right away as you'll be better off for it.


I3 - TRAINING YOUR COMBAT SKILLS
Training your skills in Gothic 2 is initially down to finding the correct
trainer for the skill you want to train, pay them for their services one way or
the other, and then spend 1 learning point for either a one percent increase or
one point increase in the skill in question. From there on it get a little bit
more advanced though.

Offensive melee skills, One-Handed weapons or Two-Handed weapons act in
accordance with eachother and consists of 4 competence levels. Once you train up
to the next level of competence in one of them, the cost increase for training
that skill will double. Not double as in one percent trained costs 2LP, but
double in the matter that you are forced to train both melee skills at the same
time and will have to spend 1 point on Two-Handed skill and one point in One-
Handed skill at the same time. This is the dependancy rule of offensive skills.
Once one offensive skill jumps to a higher competence level, you must either
train both at once, or just the other, until both offensive skills are at the
same competence level again. The competence levels for melee skills are:

   10%  Rookie
   30%  Figther
   60%  Master

Say you've decided to concentrate on one-handed weapons. In effect, you haven't
- you are going to concentrate on becoming a melee fighter, with emphasis on
one-handed weapons. This is just they way things work, so you have to deal with
it. Training your one-handed skill to 30% using 20LP in this case, would then
make you a fighter one-handed and still a rookie two-handed. This is where the
dependancy comes into effect for the first time. You can still continue to train
your one-handed skill, but training the next 5 percentage now costs 10LP and
will leave you with a 35% one-handed skill and 15% two-handed skill. Continually
doing training this all the way will eventually put you at 100% one-handed skill
and 70% two-handed skills, with 60LP 'wasted' on your two-handed skills. Of
course you could always opt to fight with both type of weapons, but in effect
there's really no reason to - the difference between one and two handed weapons
are so small you really just want to use the weapon you like and are better
trained with. The general rule here is that the two melee skills has to be
within a 30% range of eachother.

Seeing as you would obviously try to increase the skill for the weapon you are
going to use as much as possible, there are some work-arounds and quirks
involving the actual competence levels we can use. For two-handed weapons
atleast, it's even 'possible' to drag the difference to a 51%, albeit not very
likely.

First, if the trainer you are training with has the appropriate skill level,
it's quite possible to pull a skill level atleast 4% over its competence level
before the dependancy take effect. Simply train one and one percentage until you
hit either 29%, 59% or 89%, then opt to train 5% at a time and you will go up
one competence level as well as leaving the preffered skill at 34%, 64% or 94%.
From here on you have to pay double cost or bring the other melee skill up to
the same competence level.

Next there are items and instances raising your skill percentage (See A7 Skills
& Statboosters), and these can be used to further widen the difference. Back to
our one-handed skill, say we have used the 5% trick above to raise one-handed to
34% while two-handed is still at 10% - we could then read the Southern Defense
Art book on top of it, and have 39% one-handed skill, then take Wulfgar's
training tip, and now have 41% one-handed and still 10% two-handed skill.

For two-handed skills there's even another useful item - namely Alrik's Sword
(See C1.3.S4) wich is a magical oddity bestowing 10% one-handed skill. For one-
handed users, this particular sword isn't very useful as such as it's simply not
a very good sword to use regularily, but for two-handers, it's a real gem. Since
training a particular weapon skill doesn't involve you wielding the weapon in
question, two-handed fighters can train while having Alrik's sword equipped to
superfically raise their competence level to another level, thus making it more
efficient to train two-handed skill. Example: train two-handed to 34%, then
equip Alrik's sword and now train one-handed with 10LP bring you to 30% (10%
base, +10% from Alrik's Sword, +10% from 10LP) and competence level 'fighter' in
both skills. Now, with Alrik's sword still equipped, continue training two-
handed now at normal cost, up to 64%. Read the Double Blocks book, then remove
Alrik's sword and bring out your favourite two-handed orc slicer - you'll now be
a rookie 20% one-hander, but a Master 69% two-hander, with only 10LP 'wasted'.

The reason should be obvious - you'll want to be the best you can be in the
weapon of your choice, the earlier the better. This way you can actually make
the LP spent work directly on the tasks at hand, more easily defeating your
enemies and earning more LP. Further to the two-hander trick is a paladin that
could even add another 2% to this, making the difference 51% between the two
skills, but this last requires you to become a mage and not particulary fond of
two-handers to begin with.

Personally I'm not all that comfortable with this system, and would rather have
seen all the wasted skillpoints in the melee type I never ever used put to
better use trying out other skills like the hunting/alchemy/forging skills
instead. Still, there's no way around except a few tips here and there, so lets
deal with it.

When it comes to ranged weapons, bow and crossbow, the system works exactly the
same. Once you reach the next competence level in one of them, you have to train
both at the same time. Sadly there are no readily available ranged weapons
tricks and boosters besides the "4% above" trick. If you are mainly a ranged
fighter, you live by the same rules as a melee figther and most likely solely
rely on ranged weapons, but as a melee fighter (or Warrior), you'd want to
invest a little in ranged weapons nevertheless, bringing one of them to 34% if
you can. The competence levels for ranged weapons are:

  10%  Rookie
  30%  Marksman
  60%  Master

Know that it's also possible to raise a weapon skill above 100%, but there
really should be no reason to, atleast for melee weapons. The skill for melee
weapons is a "chance to critically hit" percentage, and I see no reason how this
could be higher than a critical hit every time. For ranged weapons this works a
bit different as the skill level is a percentage indication on how good you are
at hitting targets, targets in motion, and targets at range, so maybe here a
higher than 100% skill will have some sort of return as I know you won't hit a
creature 3 kilometers away with a bow, even with 100% skill (or 200% for that
matter).


I.4 - SETTINGS
Seeing as the developer wanted to keep everything in Gothic 2 as similar to the
original Gothic as they could, the game will default with many of these
settings. New functionality have been introduced however, but you have to
activate most of it manually. All these settings are adjusted by editing the
file gothic.INI found in the /system folder. It's a good idea to make a backup
of this file for safe keeping. An INI file can be edited using any text-editor,
like Notepad, Textpad and similar.

This section will not touch on in-game settings you can change from within the
game, but rather explain some distinct features you might want to enable and
that can only be done so by editing the INI file.

  QuickSave and QuickLoad [useQuickSaveKeys=1]
    You are going to save and load a lot, so you might as well get this on at
    first. In the original Gothic you didn't have this feature, but didn't do
    any less saving and thus it became a chore. This setting will enable or
    disable quicksave/quickload (keys F5 for save, F9 for load) and is found in
    the bracket called GAME.

    There are a couple bugs associated with this, so be sure to read up the
    buglist too.


  Blood Detail [bloodDetail=3]
    More a visual feature than anything else, but nice to know. The blood detail
    has 3 levels, but defaults to 2. 0 is off, 1-2 is amounts of blood displayed
    when you hit something or is being hit. Setting this to 3 will add a
    continued loss of blood to both you and your enemies, and is besides a nice
    effect, a good pointer on how hurt you really are. When this is set to 3,
    you will begin dripping blood whenever you go when you are below 50% and
    increasingly more the lower you get. The same applies for enemies, and
    should one run away this is a great way to track it down. This setting can
    also be found in the GAME bracket.


  Quick Potions [usePotionKeys=1]
    This will enable a sort of quick potion feature, where you can assign a key
    to either healing or mana potions, and drink them without the animation in
    the middle of combat. Some might feel this is too easy, but there are so
    many situations in Gothic where things suddenly go the opposite way of what
    you had planned, and quaffing a potion to get away instead of loading saves
    you a lot of trouble. Once this is enable, you can set up the keys in
    'additional keys' in-game. The potion used is always the strongest one. Also
    found in the GAME bracket.


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CHAPTER 1 - THE MENACE
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After the opening sequence, you are thrown right into a conversation with
Xardas, a necromancer, who explains the setting for you. Orcs and dragons are
afoot in the land and you need a special artefact to combat this menace. Exhaust
Xardas conversation tree and lets get going. Realistic level range for
completing chapter 1 should be from 1-18, although 20 is possible.


C1.1 - XARDAS' TOWER, THE VALLEY, AND ROAD TO KHORINIS
As Xardas said, everything you think can be of use to you, you can have - so
pick up whatever you find lying around. There's also a bed here you can sleep
in if you need after exploring the vicinity of the tower.

There are 6 bookstands in the tower - one by Xardas, five in an upstairs room.
You can read each for 25xp, for a 150xp total. There's a chest upstairs
requiring a key you can find on a nearby table too. It contains 5gp, 2
Lockpicks, a Dagger and a scroll of Light. Keys quickly clutter your inventory
so know that once used you never need a key again - it's usually a good idea
to leave keys you have used in the chest you used them on or if on a door,
close by. A Heavy Branch found by the fireplace downstairs make a better
weapon than the dagger.

A chest downstairs contain a couple Fireball scrolls, a Heal Light Wounds
scroll, and some gold. Some torches and waterflasks can be found lining the
shelves, as can a "Lab Waterflask" you'll need later for brewing potions.
Hidden among the crates and barrels are some more coins too.

Immediately exiting Xardas' tower, there's some Healing Plants along the tower
wall to your left, hidden under some trees. It's often a good idea to turn on
first person view when looking for herbs. Believe me, in this view you'll spot
them easier and also don't slip off a ledge to certain death.

  The Wonderer adds: "There is another corpse behind xardas' tower, with a
  potion and 2 scrolls to get there you have to drop from the top of the tower
  to the lower platform and go around to the backside of the tower"

At the very beginning, every coin counts and every rusty sword or similar is a
treasure. Be sure to grab everything not nailed down and you'll be better off
for it later.


 C1.1.Q1 QUEST: The Eye of Innos
  This quest will span several chapters and is the overlying thing you should
  pursue. For now, this quest should prompt you to seek out the paladins
  in the city of Khorinis, wich will take you through the following areas.

  Look for the completion and all it involves in C3.6.Q3, otherwise pay it no
  heed until chapter 3.


 C1.1.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: The Chest behind the Porticullis
  A gate prevents acess to a chest in Xarda's lab. Only a hidden lever will
  open this gate. Hidden levers and buttons don't show up as items you can
  interact with in-game, but can still be used if you are standing in front of
  them. Look for a button on the fireplace on the same level - top-right
  corner on the frontside of the fireplace. Behind the gate is a Mana Essence
  potion (+50 mana) and a chest with 20gp, a Heal Light Wounds scroll and a
  Fireball scroll.


 C1.1.P2 POINT OF INTEREST: A hidden corpse
  At the lake where you found the entrance to the valley, there's an
  overhanging tree along a path to your left. Under this tree is a corpse and
  some items. A couple Fire Arrow scrolls, an Essence Healing potion, a
  Shortbow and some arrows. The shortbow will be of great use to you at this
  point, but conserve the arrows.


 C1.1.P3 POINT OF INTEREST: Down to the Valley
  Xardas mentions a secret passage down to the valley below. This can be found
  by walking down to the small pond and waterfall to your left just a short
  ways after exiting the tower. Besides a few monsters and adjoining cave
  adobes, the tunnel will take you a bit down and out onto a winding mountain
  path leading down to the valley floor.

  The valley is host to lots of herbs as well as wolves and rats. Lester can be
  found here at a campfire, and there's also a cave down here with some foes.


 C1.1.P4 POINT OF INTEREST: Lester
  From the second you set foot in the valley you can see a campfire a little
  ways off, where an old buddy from Gothic 1 is resting, namely Lester. Strike
  up a conversation with him and ask what happened. After his story about the
  black shadow, be sure to mention that he should go tell Xardas about it.
  Lester will rest in the Valley for a few days more then you can find him in
  Xardas' Tower (triggered by completing C1.1.Q4 How to Get Into the City of
  Khorinis).

  Lester can be a pain or a benefit either way you see it as he will charge any
  hostiles closing. If you want the experience for yourself, be sure to lure
  the monsters away from Lester, or try to get the last hit in so you get the
  'kill' and thus the exp.


 C1.1.S1 SIDEQUEST: Lester's Shadows
  If you told Lester to go see Xadras about the shadow he saw, you can find
  Lester inside Xadras' Tower a few days later - after you have gained entrance
  to the city of Khorinis, sleeping in the bed in Xadras' Tower. Asking Xadras
  if Lester told him about the shadows will yield +25xp and a magic ring called
  Ring of Spirits, giving a +5 to Magic Protection (Armor Class).


 C1.1.Q2 QUEST: Wanted Notes and Bandits
  Further down the road you will eventually be greeted by a bandit standing
  guard in front of a staircase built into the mountainside. Unless you trail
  around him with good distance, he will initiate talks automatically.

  There's two outcomes to this encounter. You can be brupt and dont fall into
  his trickery - at wich point he will attack you. This is if you dont follow
  him into the small cave to see his boss (where you will be attacked anyway).
  It seems someone is looking for your head on a platter and has passed around
  mugshots of you and a promise of rewards.

  It's also possible to sweettalk the bandit though, and learn some good
  information as well as another quest to your Questlog. Tell him you come from
  the Mountains, and ask whom is looking for you. Then have him reassure you
  this isn't a trap, and tell a white lie about being tricked earlier. If you
  then mention you come from the convict colony (gothic 1) things will change.
  Seems this bandit is also from the colony and think the old fellows should
  stick together. From that point he will no longer attack you and you can
  gather a bit of information. Have him hand you the mugshot, then ask about
  who is behind it (not his boss inside the caves). For 10 gold he will reveal
  the name of this person.

  Exit the conversation and he will warn you about his 'gang' inside the cave
  and that they will probably beat you up. And they will if you go inside, so
  take it easy and lets deal with this a little later. You now have the quest
  "Wanted Notes and Bandits" in your Questlog.

  This quest will complete for +25xp when you finally find Dexter in his camp
  (see C1.6.P6) and talk to him for the first time.

    Darf adds: "You were indeed tricked earlier, this is one of the Quests from
    Gothic 1, so it's not a lie!"

    The Wonderer adds: "You dont have to pay the 10gold to the bandit to get
    Dexter's name if you dont have the cash on you, he realizes it too late."


 C1.1.Q3 QUEST: The Bandits at Lobart's Farm
  Following the road further down, you'll come across Maleth, a sheephearder
  working Lobart's Farm. He will also strike up a conversation with you when
  you close in. Telling him you were attacked by bandits, and then that you
  know the location of their hideout will give you this quest to 'take care of
  them'.

  If you talked and got to know the bandit guarding the entrance, when you
  return you can get +50xp if you warn him that the farmers want them dead. He
  will then stay out of the fight and walk up to a campfire further up towards
  Xardas' Tower.

  Inside the cave are Brago and another bandit. Each will yield +50xp when
  killed, and carry various foodstuffs, some gold and maybe a potion. The
  bandit also has a message offering coinage for your head from this Dexter
  person you was told about from the bandit outside. Brago carries a key to the
  chest here.

  Return to Maleth for your reward - 3 bottles of wine and +100xp. If you
  already dealt with the bandits the quest will complete as you speak to Maleth
  for the first time, and he will give you the same reward. Further, dealing
  with the bandits lower the cost of the farmer's clothes Lobart has another 10
  gold (see Lobart's Work Clothes).


 C1.1.Q4 QUEST: How to get into the City of Khorinis
  Telling Maleth that you're on your way to the city when you meet him will
  give you some useful pointers here and spawn this quest. Seems getting into
  the city isn't as easy as it first seemed. The city guards are wary of
  convicts and thugs from the mountains and wont just let anyone in.

  There are several ways to complete this quest. One is getting the farmer's
  work clothes from Lobart and telling the guards you work there and are just
  after supplies. Another way is to talk to Canthar by the crossroads and
  accept his free gate pass in return for a favour later (see C1.2.Q8 Canthar's
  Favour). The last option is to bribe your way in at the cost of 100 gold.

  Getting the work clothes from Lobart and saying you're here to see the
  blacksmith is the only option that will net you any xp. +25xp and entrance to
  the city, as well as all the xp you get from completing the connected tasks
  involved in that.

  There's also another way into the city you shouldn't miss - see C1.1.S2
  Another way in.


 C1.1.S2 SIDEQUEST: Another Way In
  Besides the three obvious options to get into the city of Khorinis, there is
  also another more lucrative option here - namely to get into the city without
  using the gates. Not only will this net you a handsome sum of xp for your
  efforts, but can also be done without upsetting the other quests. Meaning you
  can do this sidequest, and still work your way to Lobart's Work Clothes and
  getting into the city the regular way, quests and xp intanct.

  Before embarking on this little romp through the forrest however, it's a good
  idea to finnish the "A Pan for Hilda" quest, as Canthar the merchant will pack
  up and leave for the city once you have entered it for the first time. Also
  note that this little venture is very risky and probably aimed at more
  experienced players if you're just starting out.

  Anyway, here's how. First find your way up to the Statue of Innos again where
  you first met Maleth. On the other side of the road, you can make out the
  dense forrest on a lower level than the road, but it looks to be a higher drop
  than you can survive. Make your way to the point where the ledge starts and
  you can see the steep mountainside continue further. Ie, the absolute earliest
  opportunity to jump down (don't yet though). The fall here is too high and
  will kill you, but there's a little trick to be done here. If you jump off the
  ledge you're on, aiming to crash in mountainside - jumping off the ledge, but
  into the cliffside on your left - you will be bounced off it and into the
  ground, where the total drop only counts as a risky fall doing some damage and
  not killing you. It takes a few tries to get right, but keep at it and you
  should find yourself on the forrest floor below the ledge soon enough.

  Once down, you are in the close vicinity of a band of Black Goblins - probably
  way too tough to take on by this point, so lets try to leg it past them. Run
  as fast as you can along the cliffside and you should loose the goblins when
  you see this part of the forrest makes way to a greengrass strip and a small
  mountain alley. You can probably aslo see the top of a mast on a big ship
  anchored on the other side.

  At the very bend in this new alley, walk up the corner and there should be a
  sloope there that you can jump up on and not slide down again. Finding and
  getting up here should leave you atop a very narrow cliffside, where you will
  see the Paladin's ship and harbour on the other side. Run along the steep
  cliff - almost like a razors edge - all the way over to the bandit cave (see
  C1.1.P6). From here the grassy strip on top of the cliff ends, and you should
  see some makeshift tents to your left down on the beach. Take a careful
  sideways drop down on a mountain ledge just below the one you're standing on
  now, and from there, jump across to the roof of the nearest tent, and then
  finally drop from the tent roof onto the beach. Congratulations, you're now
  right smack inside the city of Khorinis.

  So for the sidequest here - make your way along the docks and don't talk to
  anybody before you meet Lares (C1.2.S3). He will utter a suprised remark,
  asking how you got into the city, and if you actually swam in. This will also
  net you a very handsome +500xp. There's also some other suprised remarks
  around, but you can now make your way out of the city again through the South
  Gate and continue what you were doing. The quest "How to get into the City of
  Khorinis" will still be in your questlog, and you can finnish it now by
  getting Lobart's work clothes and saying you are here to see the blacksmith as
  you would normally.

    Thanks to Darf who first clued me in to this fact.

    Xerxes0 also adds: "You can climb the wall off to the right of the south
    gate guards. As you walk along the wall a bit, there is a low spot that can
    be reached and climbed over, not that far from the city gate; but this is
    important, you must jump standing back a little bit, or you will be bounced
    back and not make it. It takes a bit of practice but it is a great way to
    avoid the guards and get in."

    And: "Another way into the city is outside the East Gate; walk up towards
    the light house, skirt the bandits there, stay to the left and walk all the
    way up and around the mountain; very high up to the ridge. Eventually you
    will come down near where the thieves guild is and you can also jump onto
    the wall of the harbor district and jump down."

    The Wonderer adds: "You can just go around the South Gate guards from the
    right side (from near the place where u can climb the wall) because only the
    left guard will stop you, stay away from him near the wall, until your are
    behind the right guard, then just go in."

  Several nice shortcuts into the city in other words, and something you
  shouldn't miss.


 C1.1.Q5 QUEST: Lobart's Work Clothes
  Lobart is the owner of the farm here and can be found in the middle of the
  farm yard. He also have some farmers clothes that would work well with
  getting into the city. The price for the clothes (a slight armor boost)
  starts at 70 gold when you first talk to Lobart, but by working his for a
  little while, you can bring the price down.

  The clothes can also be stolen to achieve your more pressing goal, but if you
  talk to Lobart again he will demand them back or you will get into a fight
  with the whole farm if you dont give them back. The price can be brought down
  quite a bit so it's usually a good choice to finnish these menial tasks for a
  bit of xp and learning the ropes around here instead.

  The clothes start at 70 gold, but can be brought down to 30 gold if you
  complete all the quests around here. They are:

  1. Harvest the Turnip Field - Clothes for 60 gold.
  2. A Pan for Hilda - Clothes for 50 gold.
  3. For a Bottle of Wine - Clothes for 40 gold.
  4. The Bandits at Lobart's Farm - Clothes for 30 gold.

  Once you have a price you can pay, Lobart will take your coin and tell you to
  get the clothes from a chest in his house (the side room with 2 beds) and
  that will complete this quest.


 C1.1.Q6 QUEST: Harvest the Turnip Field
  Tell Lobart you're looking for work and he'll get you started on your first
  task. Right next to him is a fenced in small field with Turnips growing in
  it. There's 25 of them in total. Pick them all up and talk to Lobart again
  for +50xp and completion of the quest. Regarding the Farmer's Clothes, Lobart
  will either give you 5 gold, or knock off 10 gold on the price of the
  Clothes. There seems to be a bug here though, since when you take the gold he
  still knocks off 10 gold on the clothes in addition since you helped him out.
  Once done he tells you to bring the Turnips to his wife in the main building.


 C1.1.Q7 QUEST: Bring the Turnips to Hilda
  Hilda can be found in the house. Talk to her and give her the turnips for
  completion of this quest and +25xp. With the turnips she can cook up some
  stew for you, wich is a very good food alternative to healing potions (heals
  20, very cheap). If you spend some days at the farm, Hilda can cook you up
  some stew once per day.


 C1.1.Q8 QUEST: A Pan for Hilda
  Hilda mentions she just saw a farmer pull up to the crossroads a bit down
  from the farm and asks if you can go see if he has a pan for her. You can ask
  for 20 gold to pay for the pan now, or recieve it when you bring the pan
  back.

  Canthar the merchant can be found a short bit down the main road from the
  farm - just follow the road from where Lobart stands. Talking to Canthar for
  the first time will also trigger a follow up to the quest of getting into
  Khorinis (see C1.1.Q4 How to Get Into the City of Khorinis). Unless you have
  finnished The Bandits at Lobart's Farm quest and gotten the wine from Lameth,
  you can buy a bottle from Canthar for use in Vino's quest below.

  Returning to Hilda with the pan nets you +50xp and will bring the price of
  the clothes down another 10 gold.


 C1.1.Q9 QUEST: For a Bottle of Wine
  There's two fields connected to Lobart's farm besides the turnip field. In
  one of them are 2 farmers and a person called Vino. Talk to him and ask if
  they need any help. Since you're obviously not an experienced farmer Vino has
  nothing for you...maybe except getting the boys a bottle of wine. Give him
  the bottle you bought, or if you found a bottle somewhere else and he will
  tell Lobart you were a real help. For this you get +50 xp and the price of
  the farmer's clothes will go down another 10 gold.


 C1.1.P5 POINT OF INTEREST: A Useful Herb
  Behind Lobart's farm, up on a hill near a stone circle you can find a Goblin
  Berries herb - a very rare and expensive herb you can either eat for a
  permanent stat bonus, or use in a potion for an even greater boost.

  There is also another very rare herb up here, but it can't be found from
  start but must be triggered by another event in the city (see C1.2.P2 Zuris'
  Herbs)


 C1.1.P6 POINT OF INTEREST: More Bandits
  Following the road from Lobart's farm down to the city gates, you can see a
  dense forrest area to the left of the road. This area is host to several
  tough creatures that are sure to kill you at this point. However, if you
  complete the sidequest C1.2.P4 Hunting with Bartok, you should have a clear
  way to explore this area further. To the very back of this forrest there is a
  Black Goblin camp with a chest, and also another path leading closer to the
  ocean where a group of bandits have their camp in a cave.


 C1.1.P7 POINT OF INTEREST: Back to the Valley
  Yes, we're not quite done here yet. At the small goblin camp you passed before
  coming upon the bandits, you might have noticed something moving on ledges
  below? This is sort of the opposite side of the valley, and not accessible
  going down into it, but actually from where you first spotted it at the goblin
  camp. Behind the trees here is a not so steep slope you can drop down to and
  continue along this side of the valley. There is no way down to the valley
  floor from here, but there are some foes to beat and some herbs to be found if
  you want it all. Reason this was mentioned last though, is that the creatures
  here are a tad tougher that what you can reasonably expect to beat while doing
  this section, so I reccommend coming back here later.

  There are some ledges leading down here in several steps, but be careful not
  to fall. Along the steep cliff side you'll find some regular herbs, a couple
  scrolls, some 6 nasty lizards, a couple giant rats, some meatbugs, and last 2
  firece Wargs you shouldn't try to pet unless you can handle it. One advantage
  is that most of these can be pelted with arrows from the safety of a higher
  ledge.


C1.2 - CITY OF KHORINIS
Once inside the city you should run into a Paladin in shining armor, one
Lothar who will initiate talks with you. He'll tell you about the rules of the
city since it's under paladin control at the moment and also make it clear to
you that your quest to see the leader of the paladins for the Eye of Innos
quest is far from done. Thing is, only those employed by the paladins, or
respected citizens of the town are allowed into the Upper Quarters of the
city, naturally where the leader Lord Hagen is also located.

Khorinis as a city is split into 4 'parts' - The master merchant area where
you enter first, the upper city where all the rich folks live, the merchants
square, and the docks. There's two main gates - the one you came in at first,
the South Gate, and one in the merchants square, the East Gate.

At this point most everyone will have a neutral stance towards you so just
walk around and talk to people. You'll rack up various quests soon enough. The
overlying goal for now though is to get into the upper quarters.

The city will also be a place where you spend a considerable time in chapter
one, so take your time and get it right. It's not uncommon to reach level 8
just doing tasks in and around the city.


 C1.2.Q1 QUEST: Getting into the Upper Quarters
  Although what you will be doing for the next hours is working towards this
  goal to see the leader of the Paladins, Lord Hagen, a lot of quests lead up
  to completing this quest. You could literary spend days of gameplay just
  exploring before doing this part so dont worry about it immediately.

  There are several ways to get into the upper quarter though. The first and
  most obvious one is to become a respected citizen of Khorinis. This can be
  done by getting work with one of three Master Merchants, involving quite a
  few quests in itself. Once an apprentice for either one, you automatically
  gain acess to the upper quarters.

  A second way is to become a member of the Militia, one of the three guild
  factions in the game. Normally you have to be a citizen of Khorinis to be
  considered for Militia work, but there are some shortcuts here. Once a
  Militia member, you automatically gain entrance to the upper quarters, as
  well as acess to Lord Hagen.

  Hooking up with the Mercenaries, the second Guild faction in the game, will
  also get you into the upper quarters and access to see Lord Hagen. See the
  Mercenary related quests for more info.

  And last, becoming a Fire Mage, the third and last Guild, will also get you
  access to the upper quarters and Lord Hagen.

  However, with all the options present, you can still go about your business
  for now and wait until later until choosing a guild to join as this is a
  permanent choice. Once guilded there is no way out. And besides, you still
  want to experience the part of the game that gets you access without any
  guild affiliation as it involves a lot of quests.

  This quest will complete when you pass the gate to the upper quarter, but
  doesn't give any direct xp.


 C1.2.Q2 QUEST: Apprentice in Khorinis
  Talking to almost any of the first characters you meet inside the city will
  clue you into this path and quest. Since only citizens get into the upper
  quarters, your goal now should be to become a citizen. This is only done by
  getting some proper work with a Master Merchant and this isn't as
  straightforward as it seems either. For one of the master merchants to accept
  you as an apprentice, the majority of the other merchants must agree to it.
  That means you'll have to get on the good side of atleast 4 of the 5 master
  merchants in the city to even have one of them consider you for an
  apprenticeship. Some of the quests for these merchants you'll partake in will
  be harder than others, but it's generally the best outcome if you can get
  them all on your side and not just the required minimum.

  With Master Merchant, it means the top dogs in the city - the ones with a
  proffesion that produce things for the city, not mere merchants peddling
  goods. There are plenty of merchants in the city but most of them basically
  just sell the stuff the master merchants produce.

  Of the 5 merchants, you will only be able to start an apprenticeship with 3
  of them. Wich one that will be is entire up to you.

   - Complete "Matteo and Gritta" for Matteo's approval
   - Complete "Furs for Bosper" for Bosper's approval
   - Complete "Blessing of the Gods" for Thorben's approval
   - Complete "A Great Challenge" for Harad's approval
   - Talk to Constantino for his approval

  With 4 of 5 approvals in order you can complete this quest and sign up with
  either Bosper, Harad or Constantino, provided you have completed the quest
  for the Master you want to sign up with. Signing on with any of the three
  nets you +300xp. Although you would maybe want to finnish all 5 quests first,
  it doesnt net you any more direct xp from 'completing' this quest.

  How the apprenticeships work:

  Bosper will teach you how to skin an animal, and when you sign up with him,
  he'll only require that you drop by now and then and deliver some skins he
  can sell to the city. This isn't even a requirement as such and the only
  thing you'll hear is that he can get a little upset if you havent visited him
  in weeks. There are no repercussions though. The real advantage here though
  is that Bosper will buy all skins you bring him for their real value - an
  item's value is hardly what you get from normal merchants as they usually buy
  items at 30% it's value, rounded down. But here Bosper will pay full price
  for all skins you bring him. That includes Sheep Skins, Wolf Skins, Warg
  Skins, Shadowbeast Skins, Troll Hides, and Black Troll Hides.

  Since you know skinning already (or should), that's thousands of gold you'll
  earn extra when selling them back to Bosper instead of normal merchants. Also
  as mentioned elsewhere, I'm unsure if you can learn this skill from others
  than Bosper, while the skills the two other masters can teach you can be
  tougth elsewhere. It would be a drag to spend the LP on skinning and not
  reaping the benefits of full price skins in my opinion.

  Harod will teach you the basics of Forging (cost 5 LP) wich is a "Self-Made
  Sword". Without this skill you cannot learn more about forging and how to
  make the really nice weapons later on. Another trainer can also teach you
  this however, and that is Bennet in the Mercenary camp. Harod will also train
  your Strength up to a max of 50 if you sign on with him.

  The Self-Made Sword is really nice though, but better ones can be found and
  you can even find readymade Self-Made Swords without making them yourself.
  The advantage here is that you can get a nice one hander early on, and also
  that Harad buys these swords from you at full price - 100 gold per sword. And
  that is really what your task is with Harod, to make swords. You have to buy
  or find Steel, then process the steel into these swords and sell to Harod.
  Steel comes in limited supply however, and you should be satisfied if you can
  find 30+ pieces of steel through the chapters. It's still a hefty amount of
  coin though, and the advantage is quick easy money from early on. Compared to
  Bosper, you'll make more money at the very start.

  Constantino will teach you how to make potions with Alchemy. There's no real
  'Basics' in Alchemy as learning any potion will make you a Learned Alchemist
  and thus allow you to learn more potion recipies from the various Alchemists
  around, but only a couple will teach you the 'first' - Constantino being one
  of these. Each and every potion in the game will cost 5LP to learn.

  You don't actually need to learn Alchemy from Constantino as his apprentice
  though - he really just wants you to gather herbs for him. The advantage here
  is that he will buy your ingredients for full value, wich will turn out to be
  quite some coin after a while. The downside here is that you really want
  these herbs for yourself for the strong potion making later in the game (yes,
  spending LP on Alchemy for this is really worth it - see Trainers, Alchemy,
  and Stats & Skill Boosters). Even though you can get some quick easy coin
  from start, you'd want most of it back later and have to pay him the same as
  you sold it for. Another problem would be that Constantinos inventory updates
  on chapter changes and you could stand to loose a lot of what you sold him.

  Of the three apprenticeships, I consider Bosper the most useful, Harad a good
  second if you intend to forge weapons, and Constantino the least useful.
  Don't dismiss Constantino as an Alchemist in himself though - once you have
  learnt the basics somewhere else, and completes his quest Herbs for
  Constantino, he can teach you some of the most powerful potions.


 C1.2.Q3 QUEST: Matteo & Gritta
  Starting with the first master merchant, Matteo in Matteo's Store to your
  left as you enter the city, before he will consider vouching for you as an
  apprentice you have to complete a task for him. Ask him about how to get into
  the upper square and you'll recieve the Getting into the Upper Square and
  Apprentice in Khorinis quests if you haven't already recieved them in your
  Questlog.

  It seems Matteo needs a small favour - Thorben's niece Gritta owes him a good
  sum of gold, 100 gold to be exact and he wants it back. Thorben is another
  Master Merchant in the city so Matteo won't involve himself directly although
  he would still like to see Gritta roughed up a bit.

  Thorben is the carpenter working just outside Matteo's Store a bit off. You
  can see him sawing on a log and some furniture scattered around outside his
  house wich is next to Bosper's. The entrance is around the corner, where you
  will find Gritta.

  Talk to Gritta and learn of her oh so miserable fate. It's possible to just
  rough her up and demand the money by threatening to sell her fancy clothes,
  but as with a lot of quests sweettalk and diplomacy will get you a lot
  further. Additionally, gold although scarce at the beginning will be in
  abundance. If you can pay a little gold and recieve some more experience
  instead, it's always the best choice in my book. There's also a bookstand in
  here that should most likely yield another +25xp as I dont think you can find
  that particular book anywhere else for a long time yet.

  With that you can offer to pay off Grittas debt to Matteo. Head back to
  Matteo and give him the 100 gold. You'll recieve 100xp for completing the
  quest, then ask him to help you get into the upper quarters. You now have
  Master Matteo on your side and he will agree with any apprenticeship you
  seek. This also nets you another 100xp.

  Don't forget to head back to Gritta to let her know you paid her debts, for
  another 50xp and a bottle of wine. This will also make Thorben more
  favourable against you. On a sidenote, Gritta does indeed have 100 gold on
  her for the debt, and you can knock her out later if you can't resist.


 C1.2.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: Pablo's Wanted Poster
  A city guard next to a tower in the middle of the city, by Harad the smith,
  will stop you first chance he gets and ask you about a wanted poster he has.
  This is Pablo, and the wanted poster is the same as the one you got off the
  bandits up at the road from Xarda's tower. Deny that it is you, and you'll
  have an option to clear up some matters that happens later in C1.2.Q8
  Canthar's Favour. When you deny it, you get the option to ask Pablo where the
  bandits came from that they took "your wanted poster" off, but wait with doing
  this until after Q8.

 C1.2.Q4 QUEST: Furs for Bosper
  Bosper is the citys bowyer - making bows, crossbows, arrows and bolts - as
  well as dealing in furs. He owns and runs the "Deadly Arrow" just opposite of
  Matteo. Bosper is really interested in taking you on as an apprentice, but
  not as a bowyer but rather a hunter. To be considered for apprenticeship with
  Bosper you need to fullfill his quest, wich is gathering 6 wolfskins. This is
  also required if you want Bospers approval with any of the other masters.

  Before you go into this however, there's a couple points. You cannot do this
  quest without learning the first Hunter skill called Skinning, wich costs 5LP
  to learn. When you agree to do the get the furs and say "Teach me how to
  skin!" you'll learn this skill and 5 LP is deducted from your total (you
  should be level 1 atleast now). Many think this skill is learnt for free, and
  then later wonder why they have only 5 or 15 LP left. That said, Skinning is
  a really valuable skill wether you want to sign up with Bosper or not and
  will bring you in a lot of gold during the game. Have a look at Appendix
  A1.2.1 and read up on Skinning before making your choice though. If you
  choose NOT to do this quest for Bosper and 'save' the learning points,
  there's only one other way of getting his approval, and that is by completing
  the "Bosper's Bow" quest.

  A word of advice though. When breaking down the advantages and disadvantages
  of all 3 possible apprenticeships, it really just boils down to wich is more
  lucrative for you, ie just about how much gold you can make out of it - that
  is, besides becoming a citizen wich all 3 will do for you. Bosper is the one
  the one who will pay out the most gold in the long run, and Harod is the one
  paying out the most early on.

  Anyway, accepting this quest (it will go into your Questlog wether you do it
  or not) involves hunting down 6 Wolves or Young Wolves and deliver their
  skins to Bosper (you can even steal some skins if you can find them), for
  wich he will pay you 60 gold (full price). Once complete, ask if you will get
  his approval to sign up with another master and you recieve +100xp. To this
  wether you plan on signing on or not, with all the masters as it will net
  100xp for gaining their approval.


 C1.2.Q5 QUEST: Blessing of the Gods
  Back to Master Thorben, the carpenter, we want his blessing to take up work
  as an apprentice too. You cannot work for Thorben as he's flat broke and in
  debt too (see a pattern in the family here?). Ask him for some work however
  and he'll tell you he'll atleast give you his approval. However, Thorben is a
  religious man and doesn't trust just anybody. When asked about your own
  faith, it doesnt really matter what you answer - the end result is either way
  that you need to get the blessings of two persons. The first is Vatras the
  water mage, and the second from a priest of Innos (Fire Mage).

  First one is straightforward. Vatras can be found a little ways off through
  the underpass into the merchants square and temple, preaching to a crowd of
  onlookers. Talk to him and say you want his blessing. He'll ask you about
  your past, your purpose and your goal, and it's important that you answer
  these thruthfully (contrary to what Xardas told you about keeping it secret)
  otherwise he will see through your lies. Once you get your story straight you
  will get his blessing and +100xp.

  Next is a priest of Innos. The quickest here is a fellow called Daron by the
  East Gate, a shady character who will surerly become a TV-Preacher scam in a
  future life. He's in town to advice the paladins and lurks about in the
  merchants square (north from Vatras). Ask him about recieving a blessing and
  he'll count the contents of your purse. If you have 50 gold, he will take
  that as a donation and then give you his blessing. Alternately you have to
  ask him how much the going rate of donations are, and come back later when
  you have the dough. Getting his blessing yields +50xp

  It should theoretically be possible to recieve a blessing from other priests
  of Innos too (fire mages), but I'm unsure if it's possible. There's one
  priest at a similar temple as Vatras on the way to the fire mages monastary,
  but it's out of ways and surerly quite the dangerous trip at the level you
  are when first doing this quest. If anything, it seems like a lot of trouble
  to go through just to save 50 gold. If you know otherwise, please share.

  With both Vatras and Darons blessings in order, return to Thorben and ask for
  his approval. Chalk up one more Masters approval and another +100xp.

  Note that completing the Matteo and Gritta quest by paying her debts now pays
  off a little when talking to Thorben, as you see he can teach you the skill
  of lockpicking (he only does that to honest folks). He'll still charge 200
  gold for it though, so you might want to hold off a bit on it for now (as a
  coincidence he owes the local moneylender 200 gold - more on that later). In
  addition he can sell you some lockpicks. Consult the Skills appendix for more
  info on LockPicking.


 C1.2.Q6 QUEST: A Great Challenge
  Right across from Thorben you'll see Master Harad, the blacksmith. Talk to
  him and you'll soon see that you won't get far with him before you can prove
  your worth. To Harad, that means only one thing - that you can fell an Orc.

  Harad can also take you on as an apprentice like Bosper, but for that and his
  approval to any of the other masters, you still need to fulfill his quest. He
  wants you to get a hold of an Orc weapon to prove you have killed an Orc, and
  nothing else will do.

  However, taking down an orc at that level is nigh impossible. Thus the
  challenge. Examining his words though, it says nothing about actually killing
  an Orc, we just have to deliver him an orc weapon and have him believe we
  killed one. That we can do fairly easy. Any orc weapon will do though, so if
  you dont want to finnish this quest now - come back at a later point when
  you've become a big strong fighter with multiple orc scrathes on your sword.
  Either way works, one quicker and simpler than the other.

  To find an orc weapon lying around, you need to exit the East Gate, trail
  north into a clearing beside the city wall, and find a cave there. There's
  some Loafers (bandits) inside but also an old statue of an orcish god and an
  orc axe Harad will accept as proof. If you care to wait a little bit with
  this, you can also finnish C1.3.P3 Hunting with Bartok, and you just might
  get yourself an orc weapon from a real kill.

  Another easy way would be to take the trip with Lares (C1.2.S3) and visit
  Onar's Farm - Cipher, one of the mercenaries there is selling an old Light Orc
  Axe for a mere 10 gold that Harad will take as proof too.

  Proving to Harad that you're good for anything will net you a nice +200xp and
  when asked about his approval, you'll get another +100xp. If you also got the
  approval of the other masters (Matteo, Bosper, Thorben), you're actually
  close to having them all now and could sign up as an apprentice already. The
  last, Master Constantino the Alchemist, doesnt really care either way and
  will give you his approval just like that so you have all five - you still
  need to talk to him though. However, read on to "Constantinos Herbs".

    Geir Gundersen adds: "If you find getting a orc weapon too hard, you can
    just talk to Harad again and he lowers the challenge to killing some bandits
    that have been attacking the merchants" - See C1.2.Q11


 C1.2.Q7 QUEST: Herbs for Constantino
  In the underpass east of Harad you can find Constantino's shop. Constantino
  is an old grumpy geezer, but also the third master you can actually sign up
  with as an apprentice for. However, Constantino's last apprentice died from
  poisoning working the herbs and he says he simply won't bare loosing another
  apprentice. To convince him that you're the man for the job, you have to
  complete his quest wich involves gathering a whole lot of herbs. Push him
  about the matter and ask what it would take to become his apprentice and he
  will give you a list of herbs to gather.

  This list is hefty, so be warned. Besides the common plants you probably
  already have by roaming around so far, it includes one of each of the rare
  herbs like King's Sorrel, Goblin Berries, and Dragon Root. Another issue with
  this is that if you do complete the list, Constantino will take the herbs
  from you. Getting the rare herbs back involves dishing out the well
  over thousand gold it costs to buy them back from him - you cannot knock him
  out for this.

  The quest as such is nice to complete either way though, as Constantino will
  later teach you about Alchemy (See Appendix Alchemy and Skills). If you want
  to become Constantinos apprentice, you need to complete this quest.

  For other apprenticeships, Constantino will give you his approval for free -
  he doesn't care. So if you at this point want to complete the Apprentice in
  Khorinis quest and sign on with either Harod or Bosper, you can. Just be sure
  to get the quest about the herbs first as you can always complete this later.

  Finding one of all the herbs on his list will net you +200xp.


 C1.2.S1 SIDEQUEST: Abuyin's Prophecy and Tobbacco
  Sounds like a regular store in the indian or chinese quarter doesn't it? On
  your way to the East Gate through the city of Khorinis you'll run across this
  rather odd fellow by the name of Abuyin. In front of him are some carpets and
  water pipes and citizens gather here in the evening to relax with a good
  smoke. Abuyin also deals in phrophecies and for a fee, will read your future.
  This is chapter reliant, in that you will get one prophecy in chapter 1, a
  new one in chapter 2 and so on. To get your reading in chapter 1 you have to
  fork out 25 gold and you will get some hints as to what awaits, as well as
  +100xp.

  In addition, Abuyin deals in tobacco for his water pipes - a special blend of
  Apple Tobacco. Ask him about this and you will learn how to mix tobacco at an
  Alchemist Table (not a skill and does not cost LP), and get two portions of
  apple tobacco for free. To actually mix the tobacco, you do however need to
  learn Alchemy, even though learning to mix tobacco doesnt cost anything. It's
  sufficient to learn any one potion and the "basics" of alchemy and then you
  have the option to "..blend tobacco" when you use an Alchemist's Table.

  Once learnt you can mix 3 different types of tobacco using the apple tobacco
  as a base. This expends one Lab Water Flask per mix. The different ingredients
  for the new types of tobacco are Honey for Honey Tobacco, Dark Mushroom for
  Murky Tobacco, and Swampweed for Weed Tobacco. You cannot use these types or
  the original apple tobacco for anything sensible other than this little
  sidequest, atleast to my knowledge, so getting 3 bags of apple tobacco should
  be enough. Well, one of the types you mix can be sold back to Abuyin for 10
  gold, but that is just waste of coin as the apple tobacco + lab water flask +
  ingredient costs more than what you get for selling the finnished product.

  What you do with the 3 types of new tobacco however is find 3 people around
  the world you can sample them on to see if you have a great business idea on
  your hands. Say goodbye to running around the bloody woods with a sword and
  hello to your own tobacco industry. No seriously, it's just an amusing little
  sidequest.

   - Give the Honey-Apple tobacco to Abuyin himself for +50xp
   - Give the Weed Tobacco to the Gardener working the garden behind the
     town hall Lord Hagen occupies for +25xp (requires access to the upper
     quarter)
   - Give the Shroom Tobacco to Dren the mercenary at Onar's Farm for +25xp


 C1.2.Q8 QUEST: Canthar's Favor
  Remember Canthar? The sneaky merchant outside Lobart's Farm that wanted to
  give you his free hall pass? He's now back in the city and sitting at a bench
  outside the barracks on the way to the East Gate. If you walk past him he'll
  force you into a conversation and also a quest you have to accomplish. If you
  took his Pass earlier he'll expect you to do this for him as a favor, if not
  he'll offer a weapon as a reward.

  It seems Canthar has his eyes on a merchant's stall by the gate, but
  unfortunately it's already used by a merchant named Sarah. With a little
  trickery he hopes to frame Sarah so Andre (the Paladin running the Militia
  Barracks) will put her in jail and he can get the merchant stall.

  Since you're more or less forced into this quest, lets get it over with.
  There are more outcomes to this than meets the eye at first. You can do what
  Canthar asks, by taking his forged letter framing Sarah and just giving it to
  her in a tradewindow, then go tell Andre what Canthar tells you to say -
  namely that Sarah is selling weapons to the landlord Onar whom the paladins
  and militia is fighting against. Do this by telling him you want to collect a
  bounty on a criminal and saying Sarah is selling weapons to Onar. This nets
  you +100xp and 100 gold. This will be enough to put Sarah in jail, and when
  you go back down again Canthar has taken the stall. Talk to him to recieve
  +100xp more, and a Ship Axe, an ok one hander worth 120 gold. Quest complete
  it seems.

  However, this quest has a quite moral overtone to it. It's pretty easy to
  sense that Canthar is the bad guy here and Sarah the good girl. You can turn
  the quest around halfway, by going straight to Andre (in the barracks
  courtyard up the stairs where you found Canthar sitting) and tell him how
  Canthar is trying to frame Sarah - this will put Canthar in jail instead, and
  you get the same +100xp and 100 gold for turning in a criminal. Then go see
  Sarah and mention what you just did - she'll give you a better weapon that
  Canthar did, a very nice beginner sword called a Pirate's Cutlass, also worth
  a bit more, 150 gold. In addition, you'll recieve +200xp this way instead of
  just 100 if you frame Sarah. The quest Canthar's Favor will now also show up
  in the Failed Quests category.

  Putting Canthar behind bars however have it's concequences. Canthar is a
  though bastard and if you do get him behind bars he will exact revenge upon
  you later in the game. He will be released from prison sooner or later (I
  think automatic in chapter 2, but happened for me already in chapter 1 due to
  a trigger explained below). When he does, Sarah is gone for good and he
  occupies her stall. But that's not all, Canthar has now convinced the other
  merchants in the square (Hakon, Jora, Zuris, and Baltram) that you are
  nothing but an escaped convict from the mining colony and they will all
  refuse to trade with you. The only way to clear things up are to talk to
  Canthar again and agree to pay his hefty demand of 500 gold and he'll promise
  to set things straight with the other merchants.

  So there you go, a choice to make. I'm unsure if doing the quest in Canthar's
  favor and framing Sarah has any further consequences. If you are strapped for
  coin, the 500 gold fee later on is a tough one - not that the merchants in
  question have much in the way of value to offer you. Zuris do sell apple
  tobacco and potions that are of use later though...but on the other hand,
  completing the quest in Sarah's favor does yield more xp and also a much
  better beginner weapon.

  Personally, I chose to go with Sarah and pay the 500 gold later. Due to my
  sticky fingers and generally questonable morale, I had more gold than I could
  carry anyway, so the extra 100xp and sword from Sarah was worth more to me
  than the 500 gold I chipped out. Your choice.

  With Canthar in jail for a while, you can later come back and talk to Pablo
  about where the bandits that had your wanted poster came from (see P1 Pablo's
  Wanted Poster), if you denied the fact at first. This will make Pablo report
  the fact that you are indeed wanted, and from the mining colony, and Canthar
  will overhear this from his cell. Head up to Andre to discuss the matter -
  doing this has no effect on your standing in the city, or your chances to join
  the city guard even though Andre says you should clear it up first - what it
  does is release Canthar from jail as the word of a former convict is suddenly
  void. If you wait a day after this, Sarah will be gone from her stand,
  replaced by Canthar and the merchants in the square suddenly all know you're a
  former convict and won't have any more dealings with you.

  If you talk to Canthar now, you can pay him 500 gold to clear the matter and
  you won't hear anything about this ever again. Personally, I like to get this
  matter out of the way in chapter 1 and be done with it. Otherwise it will
  happen automatically in chapter 2.

    The Wonderer adds: "You are not forced to take his quest when he does not
    know you're an escaped convict so if you ignore him while he is sitting
    outside of town, or if you get lobart's clothes before you speak to him and
    pretend to work for lobart, he wont bother you at all when you are back in
    town"

    And: "When you take the quest and put him in jail, you dont have to pay the
    500gold later. You can visit him in jail and kill him. If you are too weak,
    you can attack him and run - with a little luck the guard will do the job.
    Just make sure he is finished and you wont see him again."


 C1.2.Q9 QUEST: A Brazen Thief
  Once you have the Canthar/Sarah quest out of the way, there's a couple more
  quests to pick up in the merchant's square. Talk to Jora by the stand closest
  to the gate, and you will learn someone stole his purse only a short while
  ago in full daylight. Offer to get the gold back for him and he will tell you
  all about it. Seems a person by the name of Rengaru ran off with his purse of
  50 gold, but that he's so brazen he can still be seen hanging around the
  merchants square or maybe downing beer down at the free stand in the evening.

  Again offer to get the gold back for part of what was in it and you'll
  recieve this quest. Rengaru shouldnt be too hard to find - he's either
  standing by a lamppost between Sarah's stand and Canthar, or down at the
  landlord serving free beer. Once found, talk to him and he'll try to make a
  run for it.

  Give chase and catch up to him down on a plateu on the far side of the
  barracks. Talk to him again to 'catch' him for +50xp. Don't attack him to
  knock him out though, as that will make him hostile and even report you to
  Andre making you a criminal (imagine that, just like in the real world) Now,
  this is where things can turn - you have two options here based on what you
  want to do later in the game. You see there is a Thieves Guild in the city of
  Khorinis (should be obvious with all the thefts around, no?) and Rengaru
  happens to be a member of it. If you plan on joining the Thieves Guild
  yourself later, you'll want to work up some 'good will' with the guild, and
  letting Rengaru go will certainly be a step in the right direction. You can
  threaten him and get the 50 gold back for Jora, but if you want the thieves
  favour you have to let him off the hook and tell him to get lost, ie, not
  reporting him to Andre. Return to Jora and tell him Rengaru got away, then
  give him back his 50 gold for +100xp. Jora won't give you part of the stolen
  gold either way. This will also fail the quest A Brazen Thief, but put you in
  a better position with the Thieves Guild.

  If you have no interest in the Thieves Guild, or is trying to get accepted
  into the militia without being a citizen, you can simply tell Rengaru that
  you will make sure he's put behind bars. Reporting Rengaru to Andre will net
  you +100xp and 100 gold (not possible if you don't specifically tell Rengaru
  you will do so). Also return to Jora with his gold for another +100xp. This
  will complete A Brazen Thief and put you one step at odds with the Thieves
  Guild.


 C1.2.Q10 QUEST: A Merchant's Gold
  You will recieve this quest at the same time as A Brazen Thief, when talking
  to Jora, and it involves the gold stolen from him. Wether you complete A
  Brazen Thief in favour of the Thieves or the Militia, you can get the gold
  back from Rengaru by simply asking for it. Return to Jora and tell him
  Rengaru either got away or was caught, then give him his 50 gold back for
  completion of this quest. This will net you +100xp and put you in Jora's
  favour for the sidequest C1.2.S4 Alrik's Fights & Missing Sword.


 C1.2.Q11 QUEST: Bandit Raids
  Talk to Hakon the weapons dealer in the merchant's square by the East Gate.
  Asking about the paladins, how business is going and generally imploring will
  soon let you know Hakon was held up by bandits just outside the city. The
  militia has tried to track the bandits down without luck, lead by one of the
  militia men called Pablo. Talk to Pablo for a bit more information.

  Offer to take care of it and Hakon will offer 100 gold if you can do so. This
  doesn't involve bringing anything back, but rather finding and killing the
  bandits. This can be a bit hard though, as it involves 3 bandits that are
  stronger than the first ones you met. Level 4-6 maybe, some healing potions
  and a nice weapon should do.

  The cave in question is located a bit south of Akil's farm (see C1.3 for more
  info on the whereabouts of this farm). Exit through the East Gate and follow
  the road up to where the stone staircase will take you to Akil's farm. There's
  a road right next to it at the top, so follow this away from the farm. After a
  little while, leave the road to your left and you should spot a cave opening.
  Be very careful around here though, there are beasts lurking that will swallow
  you whole wether you're level 5 or 15. Saving is a good thing in any case when
  fighting the bandits or if you follow the road too far.

  Inside the cave are 3 bandits, two regular grunts with only branches, but
  also one tougher with armor and an axe and bow. It's possible to lure the two
  henchmen out and fight them together then come back and finnish the 'leader'.
  Once all three are dead you have practically completed this quest, but there
  is more to it. Search their cave carefully and pay attention to a special
  fish found in a chest in the inner chamber. It's a 'wierd looking fish' you
  can open from inventory like you would a bag of coins. Inside is a stinking
  note you should read. Aha, a link to the fence the bandits have in the city.
  We'll deal with this a little later (in 'The Fishmonger'), so for now just
  keep the note and head back to the city.

  Upon talking to Hakon again and saying you took care of the bandits, you'll
  complete the quest, recieve the promised 100 gold and +100xp.


 C1.2.P2 POINT OF INTEREST: Zuris Herbs
  In the merchant's square near the East Gate, you'll find Zuris the potion
  merchant. Ask him about wether he brews his own potions and he'll tell you
  about Constantino (who makes the potions for him) and how he needs an
  apprentice. First, this is just a pointer on completing the quest Herbs for
  Constantino as Zuris will tell you where Constantino goes to collect his
  herbs. Secondly and much more interesting, is that Zuris will tell you
  something about the rare herbs, such as King's Sorrel, and where you are most
  likely to find them. He will tell you about an old stone circle in the hills
  behind Lobart's farm, and that King's Sorrel usually grows near those
  circles.

  This little conversation will trigger two rare herbs. First, a King's Sorrel
  near the Stone Circle up behind Lobart's farm. The Sorrel can be found a
  little bit off the stone circle actually, on the lower ledge behind it. Look
  around the generic mushrooms growing there by the edge and you should find
  it.

  The second rare herb appearing is a Dragon Root just outside the East Gate.
  Walk over the bridge and turn left immediately following the dried out
  riverbed. The Dragon Root should have appeared by some bushes just where the
  riverbed ends.


 C1.2.P3 POINT OF INTEREST: A Dead Militia Man
  In the Bandit Raids quest, you probably heard how the Militia tried to hunt
  down the bandits but were unsuccsessful. Atleast one of the militia men died
  in the encounter and he has some interest belongings no one will claim.

  His dead body can be found just outside the East Gate. Cross the road and
  follow the mountainside towards Akil's farm. Be careful though, you'll come
  across a cave here with a little surprise in it. It's not the one we are
  after though, so trail past it and to a ledge further up. Standing on the top
  here you can see an even taller ledge that it looks like you can jump up and
  grab. Do so and discover the corpse of the militia man half-hidden under a
  tree. With his remains you'll find a militia short sword (worth 90 gold when
  sold), but also a Ring of Force that gives +5 to Strength when worn.


 C1.2.Q12 QUEST: The Experiment
  From the Master Merchants street, head down to the docks either through the
  passage behind Regis sitting on a bench by Matteo's Store, or down the main
  road, but immediately turn left along the wall separating the merchants and
  docks. All the way to the back here, close to Carl the smith, there is a
  house where Ignaz the slightly mad Alchemist lives. When you first meet him
  he will have an interesting quest for you.

  Ignaz has just developed a new spell and put it on a scroll he wants you to
  test out. In return he'll teach you how to brew a couple potions if you like.
  This quest is morally a little on the side, but works as nice introduction to
  the wonders of Oblivion - a handy tool for robbing people blind should that
  be in your interest.

  Oblivion will make a person forget any evil deeds they have either witnessed
  or been the victim of. Wether robbed or attacked, or any crime basically. In
  Khorinis, attacking anyone unprovoked will cause a stir, making everyone
  witnessing the action hostile to you (ie, not talking to you) and the the
  person attacked feel the same way after being knocked out. The person being
  offended will report you to Andre and you'll have to pay a hefty fine before
  that person will even talk to you again. If there were any witnesses, all of
  them will chip in on the report causing the fine to raise considerably for
  each and every witness. However, the way this works is that you wont be fined
  before actually going to andre to resolve the matter - the final fine will
  then be calculated based on how many persons are angry with you at the
  moment. Oblivion can be cast on such an angry person and they will forget
  what happened. This even works on people you have knocked down in a fight you
  started.

  It will NOT work on persons in combat-mode though, so stealing from someone
  and have them notice you, they will attack - casting oblivion then will waste
  the spell. You have to knock down anyone fighting you, then cast oblivion on
  them when they are down or after they have gotten up. People can attack you
  when first angry, but wont continue to attack you when you have defeated
  them, but rather walk away and sulk never talking to you again before you
  have paid your fine or made them forget it happened. And that's where
  Oblivion comes into play. You can even make a sport of defeating persons in
  town (they all give xp) and casting oblivion on them all if you have enough
  scrolls. This is also the way to rob people properly. Just be sure you don't
  have any witnesses, or you'll be burning Oblivion scrolls like crazy
  (expensive too, at 100 gold).

  This is really what Ignaz wants you to do - knock someone out unprovoked, and
  use the spell on them afterwards to see if it works. You can basically do
  this with anyone to complete the quest. For the morally inclined, there's
  even a person in town just begging to get a whopping wich everyone hates (see
  Valentino).

  Once you've tried it, return to Ignaz and tell him the good news for +100xp.
  Now Ignaz will sell you both potions, more oblivion scrolls and other alchemy
  stuff, as well as offer to teach you how to make potions. If you read through
  the "Apprentice in Khorinis" and signing up with the different masters,
  you'll see now why you don't particularily need to sign up with Constantino
  to learn Alchemy. If you learn your first potion from Ignaz, then complete
  Constantino's quest, Constantino will teach you even more potions. Potions
  all cost 5 LP to learn, so check up on the Alchemy appendix before jumping
  into this.


 C1.2.S2 SIDEQUEST: Edda's Statue
  On the other side of Ignaz' house, you can find Edda. She's cooking soup and
  if you bring her a fish, he will cook you some fish soup from it. She can
  only cook one bowl a day for you though. When you talk to her, she also
  mentions just in passing that the only thing she owned of value, a statue of
  Innos, has been stolen.

  If you can give her a statue if you have one for +100xp. Completing this
  little sidequest also puts you in favour with Carl the Smith up at Ignaz
  house, the only non-affiliated trainer who teaches Strength at first.
  Normally Carl charges 50 gold to train you, but if you give Edda a new statue
  of Innos, he will tell you how he appreciates it and do it for free. The max
  STR he can teach to is 30 though.

  Look at C1.2.P7 "The Island Stash" on where to obtain a Statue of Innos. This
  is to my knowledge the only place where you use a Statue of Innos for
  something, but you can get a whole lot more of them later in the game. They
  are worth a bit of gold to merchants I guess.


 C1.2.Q13 QUEST: Mad Fellan
  In the docks district, along the upper wall to the merchant's square, but in
  the opposite direction of the main road than that of Ignaz house, you can
  find a slaughterhouse with some sheeps outside. On a bench by the door Alwin
  is sitting. Talk to him to hear how fed up he is with his neighbors constant
  hammering. Offering to take care of it has the promise of 25 gold.

  Fellan, or Mad Fellan who lives next door (around to the back of the
  slaughterhouse - look for a man hammering) is obsessed with it raining too
  much and leaking into his house. He is slightly mad though as the quest
  implies, and although the obvious route would be to threaten him to stop,
  he's not really scared of you. Maybe that's mad of him. I haven't found any
  other way to stop him hammering than giving him a good beating.

  Fellan also won't report you or get mad if you beat him up, just don't leave
  any witnesses to the thrashing, for they surerly will report you. You can
  find Fellan alone later in the evening when everyone else is heading home to
  sleep, still hammering away. Just give him hell with any weapon (except bows
  or crossbows! See appendix Combat for more info) and talk to him afterwards.
  He will stop hammering but you will be responsible when it rains in his house
  - how can we live with that on our conscience?

  Head back to Alwin if he's still up and tell him the good news. You'll get
  +25xp and even 30 gold, more than what he initially promised you.


 C1.2.S3 SIDEQUEST: Lares' Trip
  Down at the docks, just south of the PegLeg tavern you will run into an old
  friend from Gothic 1, one Lares. Lares will clue you in on a couple pointers
  on what's going on with the paladins and about the mercenaries. Lares is
  connected to the mercenaries himself and is spying out the town for them.
  Lares is also a general trainer and can teach you dexterity for free (ie, no
  gold/quest but still costs LP) up to 30.

  The sidequest here though is that Lares can bring you on a 'guided' tour as
  far as The Dead Harpy tavern - he offers to take you there to see another old
  friend from Gothic 1, Lee, now the leader of the mercenaries. Wether you want
  to go there or not, taking this guided tour of the countryside is a good idea
  nevertheless. Because you'll be grouped with Lares, all creatures killed will
  be considered a 'group kill' and thus you get the experience. A thing with
  NPC's in general is that they are a lot more powerful than you in every
  aspect and will very seldom die even when fighting multiple foes. With this
  in mind, you can take this trip with Lares, have him kill all the critters
  along the way without lifting a finger and still get the xp, as well as
  clearing a path you'll use later. Once he drops you off at the Dead Harpy
  tavern, you can just head back to the city again.

  It's even possible to 'train' monsters along the path onto Lares to have him
  really clean up the place. When you get to far from him, he will stop and
  wait so just trail off a bit and see if you can find anything lurking. Once a
  monster notices you and decides you'd be a nice meal, run back to Lares and
  have him take care of it with a little help from you once he is the target.
  With this tactic it's easy to bring in maybe +1000xp or more from monsters
  killed along the path before heading home again.


 C1.2.Q14 QUEST: Information for Garvell
  Down at the docks, close to where you first met Lares, there's a shipbuilder
  named Garvell. Garvell is scared of the orc rumours and his hurrying his boys
  to finnish a boat so he can get out of there. Talk to him and ask if you can
  help him in any way and it's evident he wants to know as much as he can about
  what is going on with the orcs and paladins. There are 3 pieces of
  information you can find out and tell him for a little xp.

  The first two tidbits are about the orc army and even an orc spotted outside
  town. To discover this info you need to head back up to the Barracks and
  Merchant's Square area, where the Landlord is handing out free beer. Grab a
  couple beers from the stand and then talk to Rangar, a militia man standing
  by the beer stand. He's out of work at the moment so he's just hanging out
  drinking beer. Ask him about the situation and he'll calm you down. If you
  have beers in your inventory you'll get the option to give him one. Do so and
  he'll disclose the first piece of info about the orc army wich is holed up
  and contained in the valley of the mines. Hand him a second beer and he'll
  tell you about the orc outside town. Bring both these pieces of information
  back to Garvell and you'll recieve +25xp for each, for +50xp.

  The third and last piece of information before completing this quest is why
  the paladins are really in town. This can be learnt from Lord Hagen at
  the end of chapter 1 when you get an audience with him and ask what they are
  really up to. You can however learn this info and not trigger chapter 2, so
  it is possible to finnish this quest within the chapter. Once you know why
  the paladins are here, head back to Garvell and tell him for +100xp and
  completion of this quest.

    Geir Gundersen adds "You can also learn this from Andre after you join the
    militia, but he gives you less info so Garvell only gives you 75xp for it"


 C1.2.P4 POINT OF INTEREST: Hunting with Bartok
  Bartok is the former apprentice with Bosper, and a hunter. Hunting for Bosper
  has become too dangerous though, so nowadays he just hangs out by the free
  beer stand getting loaded. Bartok is also the only one I know of that can
  teach you the general skill of Sneaking (cost 5LP, see more under the Skills
  Appendix), and can also instruct you in the use of Bows. He can also clue you
  into the quest Bosper's Bow, but that's not really why we want a little chat
  with him now. You should be atleast level 4-5 by now, as the following will
  require some effort. On the other side, you'll go up against creatures you
  would have no chance of beating at that level anyway.

  You see, being a hunter and all, talking to Bartok about hunting together for
  safety, you can get a companion for a little hunting trip outside of town. To
  do this requires that you already learnt the Skinning skill from Bosper as
  Bartok won't go hunting with just anyone. Bartok insists you pay him 50 gold,
  but that you can keep the skins you take, wich at first doesnt seem like that
  good of a deal. But keep reading.

  The trip will take place outside of town, through the South Gate where you
  first came in. There's a dense forrest area in a lower part close to the road
  you came down from the mountains. If you had the guts to check out this area
  before entering town, you prolly spotted some wolves, and if you ventured
  further in you probably got your first little 'combat-shock' if you decided
  to get closer to pet that big hairy dog. Yeah, that's a Shadowbeast, one
  though mother of a creature able to kill you in one charge up until the high
  levels. Even further into this forrest there's even a thougher creature,
  namely an Orc Scout, the one you've been hearing about for a while in town
  now. So, with these two creatures in mind, it should be obvious why the 50
  gold to Bartok suddenly pays off big-time, especially if we can trick Bartok
  into helping us kill both these creatures. This whole trip can be a bit
  tricky though, so be careful and save when you can. As mentioned earlier in
  the "Lares' Trip" sidequest, we are going to make use of a grouped NPC to
  take care of a monster way to tough for us, and at the same time reap the xp
  rewards.

  A note on those 3 wolves before we start though. It's quite safe to kill them
  without Bartok, since you won't get close enough to the shadowbeast by doing
  so, so you might want to head out there and take care of them first, for some
  xp and 3 wolf skins. You see, this being a hunting trip and all, if you
  already killed the 3 wolves in advance, another 3 wolves will be present once
  you have Bartok with you for double the xp/skins. If you are of the morally
  questionable character I would strongly suggest bringing a scroll of oblivion
  on this trip too.

  Well, let's get to it. Pay Bartok the 50 gold and then tell him to get going
  and he will lead you through the city and out the South Gate. Follow him
  until you meet the 3 wolves and take care of those. You can either help or
  just let Bartok deal with them. The XP and skins are yours either way. After
  they are down, Bartok will venture a bit further in before stopping. This
  would be a good spot to save. If you get to close to Bartok he will force you
  into a conversation and ask you if you want to continue or not - if he does
  you should say continue, but that will make him run into the shadowbeast
  right away and you have less control over the situation. Just ahead, the
  Shadowbeast is sleeping behind a tree out of view. Try to sneak up on it and
  get it's attention. As soon as it catches your scent and wakes up, run back
  to Bartok and hopefully he will fire off a few arrows and hit it to get its
  attention before it rams you through. Trial and error. It's a good thing to
  help Bartok kill it once the attention is on Bartok. When killed the
  shadowbeast yields +200xp and a shadowbeast skin worth a nice 250 gold to
  Bosper if you're his apprentice (so dont go selling it anywhere before you
  have become Bosper's apprentice unless you want good coin for it).

  Now Bartok will continue through the forrest until he comes upon a flock of
  Bloodflies, 4-5 of them I think and the same applies here - help him or let
  him deal with it.

  Next up is the Orc Scout and the trickiest part - you have to get the orc's
  attention so he comes charging, then run around Bartok until he lands a few
  shots in the orc and gets the attention. Bartok won't survive this fight for
  long unless you help out, so as soon as the heat is off you, take to your
  weapons and try and deal as much damage as you can. Chances are Bartok will
  harm it a lot more than you can and thus will keep the attention - if you get
  in a few critical hits in a row, it might turn on you and cleave you in half
  rather quick. Doing this properly will probably take a few tries, as critical
  hits play a role here - the combat outcome can go either way, with Bartok
  dying and then you, or just Bartok biting it and you getting a lucky hit in
  the end. What we want of course is for the both of you to survive. Once dead,
  the Orc Scout drops a Light Orc Axe (can be used for the A Great Challenge
  quest) and a little loot, but more importantly +240xp.

  Bartok continues a bit further down the forrest, then waits for you to come
  close enough to force a conversation saying this is as far as he'll go and
  that meeting that orc shook him up pretty bad. He'll leave your group and
  start walking back to the city and the free beer stand. Most likely, Bartok
  will be near death at this point and out of healing potions...if you get my
  intentions. Both of you are out in the wild, all alone with no prying eyes.
  This would be the perfect opportunity to rob Bartok if you want to. A couple
  arrows in the back and then finnish him off with your melee weapon - don't
  use arrows or bolts for the last part of his hitpoints as that will kill him.
  Bartok is quite strong and will yield another +240xp when knocked out. Rob
  him blind, take his rather peculiar Wolf Knife, and then be sure to cast
  Oblivion on him so he won't remember what happened. He'll prolly think that
  orc knocked him pretty hard in the head. Just be sure to have an Oblivion
  handy to remove his anger-state before he re-enters the city, or he will tell
  the guards at the gate and you have to bribe them 100 gold to get in again.

  The last part of robbing Bartok probably seemed quite unethical, but if you
  choose to play as a thugish thief and general self-minded guy, this would be
  the perfect opportunity, this the mention of it. All up to you how you play
  of course.

  You can talk to Bartok later in the spot you first found him, but cannot get
  him to go hunting with you again as he's hellbent on drinking away the images
  of that orc.


 C1.2.S4 SIDEQUEST: Alrik's Fights & Missing Sword
  Far to the north in the docks districk, hidden away from prying eyes, Alrik
  is arranging fights. Alrik is an old army vet and knows his way around one
  handers. Unfortunately he's rather poor though and makes a living arrangining
  fights. You can find behind Barhmin the mapmaker, in an alley. Talk about his
  situation and Alrik will tell you how he lives in this alley and how poor he
  is - he even had to sell his old sword for some food.

  Jora is the merchant who bought Alrik's sword, and if you talk to him about
  it he'll offer to sell it to you for 50 gold. If you completed The Gold of
  Merchant quest however and brought the 50 gold stolen from him back, he'll
  give you Alrik's sword for free. Returning Alrik's sword to him nets you
  +100xp.

  By paying 50 gold to a pot (of 100 gold) you can also fight Alrik, and if you
  win you'll get the pot. Alrik ain't that great a fighter and beating him
  using a simple attack-block-attack tactic should have him down fast enough.
  Beating Alrik for the first time also nets +120xp. You can continue fighting
  him later if you wish, 4 times in chapter 1, for 200 gold in total. In later
  chapters Alrik can be fougth endless for a 'limitless' income.

  Once beat, Alrik will teach you One-Handed fighting for free, up to 30 max.


 C1.2.Q15 QUEST: The False Messenger
  Before beginning, note that this is another quest related to the Thieves
  Guild, and you'll get a failed quest here either way you do it. This quest is
  also connected to the "Baltram's Shipment" quest below, so read up on that
  too. Head to the tavern down by the docs, the PegLeg, where Moe stands guard
  outside. If you haven't deal with Moe before now, he'll force you into a
  conversation where the outcome is either that you pay him 50 gold, or beat
  him up to gain entrance to the PegLeg.

  Once inside, talk to Kardif, the owner. Ask him about information and you can
  haggle with him until you get the price down to 6 gold for every piece of
  information he gives you. Ask about work in docks, the about 'special' work
  and he'll point you towards Nagur who sits by a table.

  Talk to Nagur about special work and you'll be sent on a little errand. It
  seems Nagur has just killed Bartram's errand-boy so Bartram is now looking
  for someone to run his errands. Bartram is one of the merchants on Merchant's
  Square. It seems Bartram gets his foodstuffs from Alrik and that Nagur knows
  of a shipment coming from Alrik soon. You are to sign up as Bartram's new
  errand-boy, go to Alrik and get the goods, but instead hand them over to
  Nagur who has a buyer standing by. You'll get the quest The False Messenger.

  If you are out to catch the thieves for the militia, you can turn in Nagur
  already by telling Andre who killed Bartram's errand boy, but it's better to
  wait a little so you can also get and complete the next quest, Bartram's
  Shipment before doing so. If you're looking to join the Thieves Guild, read
  on.

  Head up to the merchant's square by the East Gate and talk to Bartram. He'll
  offer you some work as intended - to go to Alrik and pick up a package.
  Accept and you'll get the quest Bartram's Shipment (below). Head to Alrik's
  farm. If you took the sidequest Laras' Trip, the road should be clear. Just
  head up the small stone staircase you passed on your way to the tavern - it's
  about halfway up the road there. If you didn't go with Laras, just follow the
  road to your right out the East Gate, then follow it until you see a stone
  staircase leading up to your left (not the one leading down by the bend in
  the road to your right).

  Talk to Alrik at his farm and say Baltram sent you, you'll get his package.
  Return to the city. This is where it split's off. You can turn in Nagur at
  this point and put him in jail (+100xp, 100 gold) and still give Bartram his
  package to complete that quest too. Otherwise, head down to the PegLeg again
  and give Nagur the package. This will fail the Bartram's Shipment quest and
  complete The False Messenger. You have to wait a day before collecting your
  pay from Nagur, wich with all expenses paid comes to 120 gold. Doing this
  also gives you +100xp and puts you in good favour with the Thieves Guild.


 C1.2.Q16 QUEST: Baltram's Shipment
  You cannot get this quest unless you have first triggered the above False
  Messenger quest. Once you have talk to Bartram and retrieve the package.
  Before delivering the package to Baltram however, be sure to turn in Nagur to
  Andre if that is what you intend. Then return the package to Baltram for
  +100xp and 50 gold. In addition, Baltram's selection of foodstuffs will now
  be a lot better when you trade with him. Completing this will fail the False
  Messenger quest, but if you just return the package without reporting Nagur
  first, you cant turn him in after completing this quest. Turning in Nagur to
  Andre puts you at real odds with the Thieves Guild.


 C1.2.S5 SIDEQUEST: The Fishmonger
  Next to the brothel, south of Edda you'll find Halvor's 'Slimy Skate' and
  Halvor the fishmonger. Halvor normally just sell fish, but if you completed
  the Bandit Raids quest (required for this) you'll know about the bandits
  having a fence in town. You also found a wierd looking fish in the bandit's
  cave with a stinking note in it, and the conclusion that Halvor was their
  fence is easy to draw. You have to have the Stinking Note in your inventory
  to do this.

  Talk to Halvor and ask him about the note and you can see he is busted. What
  you want to do with the situation is up to you however. You can strike a deal
  with Halvor to supply you with some 'special' fish and let him have the note,
  not turning him in, or you can simply tell him it's the slammer for him for
  all you care. Making a deal with Halvor gives you some nice items and also
  puts you in favour with the Thieves Guild, and can also make use of Halvor's
  'fencing skills' later. Turning him in by reporting him to Andre will net you
  the usual +100xp and 100 gold, as well as putting you at odds with the
  Thieves Guild.

  If you strike a deal with Halvor, he can sell you 4 more wierd fishes, a
  light fish, a small fish, a heavy fish and a ball-shaped fish. Each of them
  costs 25 gold. Open the fishes by clicking them in your inventory like a bag
  or satchel. The light fish has a lockpick in it, the small fish contains a
  magic Flame Protection ring (+5 Dragon Fire AC), the heavy fish has 50 gold
  in it, and the ball-shaped fish contains a Lump of Ore.


 C1.2.S6 SIDEQUEST: Entrance to the Thieves Guild
  By now, you should have completed enough quests to get into the secret
  Thieves Guild. Wether you intend to join them or kill them, you first need to
  gain entrance. There's two very similar ways of getting the key to the
  sewers. In both cases you need to complete 2 quests and 1 sidequest either in
  favour of the Thieves, or in favour of the Milita. They are:

   - A Brazen Thief
   - Bandit Raids + The Fishmonger
   - The False Messenger or Baltram's Shipment

  Getting into the Thieves Guild the good way: If you let Rengaru get away in A
  Brazen Thief you're on the Thieves good side. If you completed the Bandit
  Raids, and then gave the stinking note to Halvor, but didn't turn him in for
  it but rather struck a deal, you're also on the Thieves good side. And last,
  if you completed the False Messenger by giving Bartram's Package to Nagur,
  you're also on the good side of the Thieves.

  When all this is done, go see Kardif at the PegLeg and he will tell you about
  a certain person that was in looking for you. This stranger asked to meet you
  behind The Slimy Skate, Halvor's fish store.

  Go there and meet Attille, a messenger and assasin for the Thieves Guild
  (just down a bit from Edda). Upong meeting him in the Thieves favour, you'll
  recieve +300xp. He'll recount all the good deeds you have done, and hand you
  a key along with a special invite to the Thieves Guild, then see you off.

  Head over to where you found Garvell, and jump off the docks into the ocean.
  Swim around the right and you should see a sewer exit with a door. The key
  you got from Attille will open this door. Open it and head to the right
  immediately, then follow this sewer hall south, then west until you meet
  Jesper. Tell him you got an invite from Attille and he'll escort you to see
  Cassie, their leader. You don't have to join the Thieves and can walk freely
  out again as long as you don't rat them out at this point, but the Thieves
  Guild have some additional quests and things to do. Consult the Constantino's
  Ring, The Blood Chalices and more for what to do at the Thieves Guild.

  If you choose the path of Joining the Militia without being a citizen, and
  take up Andre's quest of rooting out the Thieves Guild, you have probably
  done the above three quests in a way that has upset the Guild. Once you have
  done all three quests disfavourly of the Thieves (put Rengaru, Halvor, and
  Nagur in jail), you can go see Kardif at the PegLeg too and he will tell you
  similar story about a person wanting to see you behind Halvor's fish store.
  This time around however, Attille have been sent to kill you. You'll get
  +50xp when you meet Attille and he'll recount all the bad deeds you have done
  and how the Thieves Guild see you as a threat. He'll then try to kill you.
  Finnish him off and you'll find the sewer key on his body.

  When you enter the sewer's after killing Attille you'll meet Jesper as usual,
  but this time you won't have any friendly options and have to take him out
  (atleast I remember it that way). Head up to where Cassie is after that and
  talk to her. You'll still get the option of joining the Thieves Guild instead
  of ratting them out, but if you decline at this point Cassie will attack you
  (and probably kill you). If you join the Guild here, things will revert to a
  normal state where you have to complete the initiation quest for the thieves
  and can be a normal member. If you decline to be able to join the Militia
  (see Member of the City Guar) without being a citizen, you will have to kill
  all three Thieves down here. That is, Cassia, Jesper and Ramirez. This is
  extremely hard as both Cassia and Ramirez are strong foes, especially at the
  level you probably are at this point. In addition, Cassia is the only one who
  can teach you to PickPocket.

  Talk to Cassia about teaching and you'll learn that there are 3 things the
  Thieves can teach you. Cassia teaches PickPocket and Dexterity, while Jesper
  can teach you to Sneak if you haven't learnt it from Bartok already, and
  finally Ramirez can teach you how to Pick Locks if you haven't learnt that
  from Thorben.


 C1.2.Q17 QUEST: Constantino's Ring
  This is the initiation quest for the Thieves Guild. Talk to Cassia once you
  have agreed to join them and she will tell you about a ring Constantino keeps
  around that would look much better on Cassia's finger. To become a full
  member of the Thieves Guild, you need to fetch this ring.

  At night, when Constantino is asleep in his bed, sneak into his house and
  pick the chest next to his bed. The combination is L-RR-L-R. Inside you'll
  find a ring of Wood Protection (+5 Arrows AC) wich is the ring Cassia wants.

  Return to Cassia with it for +100xp and she'll make you a full member of the
  Thieves Guild. You'll also recieve a key to the backdoor so you won't have to
  go swimming - it's located behind Hanna in the Sleepy Moneybag inn. Just
  follow the ascending hallway from the room where Cassia and Jesper sleeps.

  Once a member of the Thieves Guild, Cassia will also teach you the secrit
  guild headshake wich will come in handy later. See The Thieves Headshake
  sidequest for who to show it to.

  You can also ask Cassia for more work and recieve the quest of the Blood
  Chalices, and ask Ramirez where it would be profitable to break in.


 C1.2.P5 POINT OF INTEREST: Matteo's Leather Armor
  This little thing could be gotten a lot earlier than this, but is listed here
  after you have acess to both persons that can teach you how to LockPick wich
  is needed. If you remember talking to Matteo, he could sell you a Leather
  Armor, but also mentioned that the paladins stole away most of his stock and
  kept it under guard behind his store. Walking too close to the guard next to
  Matteo's store would also clue you in to this.

  However, there's an easier way to get a hold of some leather armor if you
  first know how to pick locks. Walk over to the backside of Matteo's store,
  through the passageway behind Regis. Just behind Regis there's a section of
  the city wall separating the rest of the city from the filthy docks, that you
  can climb up on by jumping straight up next to it. Once onto this section of
  wall, follow it to the gap, jumping over the cracked area. From this little
  section wich is a bit taller than the other, you can jump onto the roof of
  Matteo's store if you time it properly. Use Sneak to position yourself (as
  sneaking prevents you from falling off ledges and roofs etc) so you have a
  tiny bit of running space before jumping. Once onto the roof, you can drop
  down into the guarded area behind the guard. Just be quiet and he won't
  notice you even in broad daylight.

  There's two chests here, one that cannot be opened - ever - and one you can
  lock pick. The combination is L-R-L-R and inside you can find a Leather Armor
  initially worth 250 gold. To leave the area again, jump up on a crate and
  then the back wall again. Careful though as you can fall to your death here.
  Trail back the wall and drop down just behind Matteo's Store and you're home
  free.


 C1.2.Q15 QUEST: Bosper's Bow
  If you have talked to either Bartok, or Regis outside Matteo's Store, you
  probably have this quest in your log already. Both of them will tell you
  about it when chatting with them, and you can then mention this to Bosper to
  get the quest. The thief in question is none other than Jesper. Ask him about
  it, and he will tell you he's hidden the loot in a chest in a dark room in
  the sewers. This room is found through a dark area if you turn left after
  entering the sewers through the waterside door.

  Around this opening is 7-8 Giant Rats so be careful. Inside is a chest you
  have to Lock Pick. The combination is RR-LL-R. In the chest you can find
  Bosper's Bow and also 8 pieces of Silver. Bring the Bow back to Bosper for
  +150xp. Look to the next entry for what to to do with the silver.


 C1.2.S7 SIDEQUEST: Coragon's Silver
  In the same run as the Bosper's Bow quest, talking to Coragon, the barkeep at
  "Happy Fatted Calf" next to the temple square, and asking how business is,
  he'll tell you he was robbed too. The thief took some silver on a crowded
  night, but it has been a little while ago. This doesn't show as a quest
  however, but is solved in the same run as Bosper's Bow. And the reward here
  is much sweeter, or more malty if you wish.

  In the chest where you find Bosper's Bow, you will also find Coragon's
  Silver, 8 pieces of it. Return the silver to Coragon for +150xp and one
  pitcher of Coragon's special Beer that adds +3hp and +1mana permanent. It
  will show up in your inventory as just Beer, but if you look closer it says
  the brand is "Coragon's Special Beer" where the normal Beer is of brand "Dark
  Paladin".


 C1.3.P6 POINT OF INTEREST: The Sewer Stash
  If you have looked around the sewers a bit you've probably found a door with
  light coming through the cracks that you require a certain key to open. This
  is the Thieves local booty and contain some very nice items indeed. So nice
  that they are worth killing for, literary.

  Jesper is the only one who has the key for this door, and sadly it's
  impossible to knock any of the thieves out - they die instead of being
  knocked out. However, once Jesper has told you where he hid Bosper's Bow, and
  alternately thought you how to sneak if you didn't have Bartok teach you,
  Jesper's role in the game is really played out and you won't have need for
  him anymore, except a small sidequest later involving the chest (See C3.2.S3).

    Update: If you choose not to do this in chapter 1, you can talk to Jesper in
    chapter 3 and he will give you the key freely, telling the story of how a
    master lockpicker named Fingers (reference from Gothic 1) hid a chest in the
    room that he locked himself, and how no one but him could open it again.
    Fingers is missing however, so Jesper will give you the key and let you have
    a shot at it. It's also possible to pickpocket Jesper in chapter 3 and out
    for 180 gold and the corresponding xp. Telling Jesper you actually picked
    the chest nets you +150xp.

    So, it all boils down to how you want to go about this. In my opinion,
    recieving the amulet and dex potion so early in the game is worth a whole
    lot more than than the 150xp and the possible 250xp for pickpocketing Jesper
    later. Experience wise, you could simply just kill a few more skeletons off
    a skeleton mage to 'make up for it'. When I did this in chapter 3, I already
    had an amulet of strength from the valley of mines, closing on 200 strength
    total, and was even close to 100 dexterity from other dexterity potions and
    goblin berries, so the Elixir of Dexterity didn't seem like that much of an
    award. Getting the +15 strength and +5 dexterity in chapter 1 would no doubt
    have given me a more direct return.

    Thanks to Darf for first cluing me in to solving this at a later stage
    insteading of killing Jesper right away.

  The obvious chance to kill Jesper is when you first meet him in the sewers
  and he takes you to see Cassia, but at that point you are often not strong
  enough or know of it to take the opportunity. That said, if you have previous
  experience of this stash that would be the best point to kill Jesper, but
  there's one other chance.

  Angering Cassia and Ramirez is of course out of the question as they'll
  prolly kill you and ruin your run of the Thieves Guild. I found a work-around
  though. Enter the main room with Cassia around midnight or later, when both
  Cassia and Jesper is asleep and Ramirez is sitting watch in the armchair.
  Jesper most often sleeps in the bed opposite the stove, in the dark corner.
  While he's out of it sleeping, sneak up to him, target him, and lash out. If
  you're lucky you'll get a few good hits and bring him into combat mode
  without Cassia waking up or Ramirez noticing. Why they don't is beyond me -
  that's one racket you'll cause basically in front of them, but it seems to
  work nevertheless. Kill Jesper so he falls back in the dark corner and loot
  his corpse for the key. Done right, this shouldn't alert either Cassia or
  Ramirez and although Jesper will be dead at their feet, they won't comment on
  it or have any effect on your further dealings with the guild.

  Take the key and open the door to the secret stash in the sewers. Inside the
  room is a single chest with a very tricky combination. The combination is
  RRR-L-RRR-L-R-L-R-L-RR-LLL-RR-L. Inside you'll find an Amulet of Strength +15,
  an Elixir of Dexterity +5 (permanent potion), 300 gold, a gold chalice, and 5
  silver chalices. Nice loot indeed.


 C1.2.S8 SIDEQUEST: Lehmar's Ledger
  You'll require to know Pick Pocketing for this, and have a Dexterity rating
  of atleast 20. If you need more dexterity, check out P5 "The Sewer Stash" and
  P8 "Thieves Secret Headshake" or talk to Laras. During the day, walk up to
  Lehmar's house and talk to him. With the Pick Pocket skill you should now
  have an option to steal his book. It will probably say it would be child's
  play to steal his little book, but you will fail unless you meet the minimum
  Dexterity required (25). Steal his book and read it.

  Seems he has 3 people of the city in his book of debts. But how can he claim
  that money when he no longer has any proof? We'll take a trip to each and
  everyone in his book to rack in some sweet rewards.

  Thorben, the carpenter owes Lehmar 200 coin - tell him you have the Ledger
  and he'll take it, but you recieve +200xp. If you ask Thorben about buying
  lockpicks, you can buy the ledger back from him for 100 gold. Alternately you
  can beat him up and take the ledger.

  Coragon, the innkeeper at the "Happy Fatted Calf" owes Lehmar 150 gold - talk
  to him and give him the book for +200xp and another pitcher of his special
  beer (the last of the two possible to get). Ask him to show you his wares and
  you can buy back the ledger here too for 100 gold.

  Hanna, the hotelier owes Lehmar 250 gold - Talk to her and give her the
  ledger for +200xp and a bag. Ask about the bag and she'll tell you "it's the
  key to a gate of wealth". Open the bag in your inventory and you'll find a
  "Key" with the description "A small key" and 10 lock picks. The key matches
  that of a chest in the Thieves Guild real stash that Ramirez hints to (see
  The Island Stash). You cannot get the ledger back from Hanna unless you knock
  her out, so it's best to give it to her last.

  A total of 600xp, a pitcher of Coragon's special beer, and the key to the
  secret thieves stash - not bad for little pickpocketing.


 C1.2.P7 POINT OF INTEREST: The Island Stash
  By now you are probably clued in to the fact that the Thieves Guild have
  'another' much more secret stash of goods. Complete S8 Lehmar's Ledger and
  you'll also be in possesion of a key there. The key is only for one chest, so
  you don't absolutely have to be a member of Thieves Guild or know how to
  Pick Pockets for the key to do this - you just won't get all the loot without
  it. If you have qualms about ripping off the Thieves too, don't do this.

  The stash is located in a secret cave on an island and involves fighting
  Lizards and a bit of a swim. You'll see if you're strong enough for the
  lizards soon enough. Head down to Laras by the docks and watch out over the
  horizon - see an island out there? There's actually two, one locking like a
  stone overpass where you could swim under, but you can't really get onto this
  island. The one we want is right in front of Laras, so jump in and swim to
  it. If you cannot see, you probably have your viewrange set to the bottom so
  turn it up a bit just to see what we're talking about (F1-F4).

  You'll have to swim a bit to the right and past the island to find a
  beachhead you can get up from. On this beach are some Meadow Knotweeds if you
  look carefully but also several lizards. Defeat them if you can - otherwise
  come back when you're stronger. Follow the beach around the island to the
  back and notice the very dense area of shrubs by the cliffside. Behind it is
  a hidden cave opening with more lizards inside that will charge you if you
  get too close. There's a ledge opposite of the cave entrance that serves as a
  good spot to lure the lizard to and pelt them with arrows relatively safe.
  There's a total of 6 lizards on the beach.

  Once inside the cave, pick up a silver chalice lying in the dark and notice
  the single torch on the wall here. The cave only consists of two rooms, but
  the small hallway between them is covered with what looks like a metal plate
  with holes. Stepping on this plate will puncture you with several sharp
  spikes, so be warned. There's a hidden level somewhere that will disable this
  deathtrap - try the single torch, and 'use' it.

  Once inside the protected room you'll see the Thieves stash - several crates
  and chests. There's a silver chalice and a gold candlestick lying around on
  top of the crates. There's 4 chests in total, from left to right, the first
  two are locked with the same combination (R-LL-RRR-L), the third is open, and
  the fourth is the one you need the key from Hanna for. All chests and loose
  objects come to 750 gold, 5 silver chalices, 2 gold candlesticks, 1 gold
  chalice, 1 gold dish, and one Statue of Innos (see Edda's Statue). Not bad.


 C1.2.P8 POINT OF INTEREST: Beaches & Shipwrecks
  When you swim back from the Island Stash visit, you'll probably notice that
  on the other side of the rock outcropping next to the harbour and the
  entrance to the Sewers, there's another beach. You can reach this one and two
  more like it by swimming around.

  Start by swimming around the rock outcropping by the Sewer entrance and look
  for a shallow point to get onto the beach. There's a couple Lizards here and
  some foodstuffs lying around the abandoned fisherman camp here.

  For the next beach, you have to walk up to the very end of the beach, and
  take a little jump onto a slope leading down to the next, as the beach doesnt
  go far enough into the water for you to climb up. On this little beach,
  there's a half-buried chest with some foodstuffs, gold and a weapon of no
  imortance in it. The combination is R-LL-R-LL.

  For the last beach, you need to jump in the water again and continue
  swimming. You'll see a larger broken ship and you can climb up onto the beach
  on either side of it. On this beach-stretch, there's another two lizards. In
  a broken crate and a skeleton here you can find a very good one-hander for
  beginners, a Rough Bastard Sword (45/45). In a chest in the shipwreck you can
  find a nice stack of 250 gold - the combination is R-LL-RR-LLL-RRR.

  If you swim further along the coast you'll be eaten by a big sea creature and
  watch a small video. Swim back and get up at the small gangway on the docks.


 C1.2.P9 POINT OF INTEREST: Thieves Secret Headshake
  Once learnt by Cassia after completing Constantino's Ring, you get the option
  to show this to a few select person connected to the Thieves Guild. Doing so
  will open a few doors where otherwise you would be turned away. These are the
  people you should try it on:

    Rengaru
    When you didn't report Rengaru he went back to his normal business, scouting
    the merchants in the merchants square, or drinking beer at the stand. Talk
    to him and show him the secret headshake and will give you some valuable
    pointers on how to properly pick pockets. This is worth a striking +2
    permanent Dexterity bonus, so be sure to remember to drop by him.

    Halvor the Fishmonger
    With Halvor also saved from Jail, show him the secret headshake and he will
    tell you that as a fence, you should really come see him with any silver
    chalices or silver plates. Halvor will buy these (but only these two types
    of silverware) from you at 50% value, instead of the usual 30% value you get
    at normal merchants - meaning you'll get 50 gold for every piece of chalice
    or plate you give him instead of the 30 gold you'd get from other merchants.
    A good deal indeed. Halvor will only do this once a day though as to not
    arouse suspicion.

    Gardener
    There's a former thief from the old mining colony working the garden behind
    the town hall. Show him the signal and he will tell you about how the rich
    folks in the upper quarter often hide their stuff behind hidden panels
    activated by hidden levers.

    Kardif
    The owner of the PegLeg will sell you lockpicks if you show him the thief
    signal.

    Joe
    Once freed from the sixth tower (See C1.2.P12), you can find Joe at the Peg
    Leg. Showing him the thieves shake nets you 5 free lockpicks.

    Ramirez, Nagur
    You can show these people the signal, but nothing special happens other than
    a word of encouragement or similar.


 C1.2.P10 POINT OF INTEREST: A Thief in the Night
  As a member of the Thieves Guild, you'll probably have the most useful skills
  Lock Picking & Sneaking by now (although not neccessary to get these with the
  thieves guild, or to do the following). That means the city of Khorinis is
  yours for the take if you are looking to line your own pockets.

  Wait until nighttime, then just start in one end and pick the houses clean of
  anything not nailed down. As long as you start sneaking before entering a
  house, then sneak around in it picking open chests or just taking stuff lying
  around, the sleeping inhabitants won't have a clue what's going on. There are
  tens of houses that can be entered and stolen from, and every little tidbit
  picked up do turn into a tidy sum.

  This holds even more true for the Upper Quarter of town, when you get acess
  to it, and can net you thousands of coin. Completing the Blood Chalices quest
  for Cassie also requires you to sneak around in the upper quarter houses, so
  why not take everything else that isn't nailed down while you're at it.

  When picking chests, be sure to quicksave before doing so as the chances are
  high you might hit a wrong combination somewhere. When the lock breaks there
  is a small chance the sleeping occupants will wake up and catch you. I'm
  unsure wether the game randomly makes up the combination for the more generic
  of chests (the 2-4 number combinations) at each new game, and thus haven't
  included the combinations for all chests - if this information changes, I
  will see about getting them in. However, save before picking a chest, get the
  combination right, then reload and you'll save yourself some trouble with
  breaking lockpicks and people catching you in the act.


 C1.2.P11 POINT OF INTEREST: Ripping off Lehmar
  Lehmar is a moneylender and can lend you some money. After stealing his debts
  ledger, grabbing the Blood Chalice, and possibly also robbed him blind of
  everything else during the night, you can just as well rip him off on the
  moneylending business too to be sure you really did him in.

  Ask about what he's doing and he'll ask you to get to the point and how much
  money you want to borrow. You have the option of borrowing 50, 200 and 1000
  gold. If you ask to borrow 1000, he just laughs and gives you 100, so go with
  the 200 gold option. You can of course do this earlier if you're strapped for
  cash in a situation, but the thing is you can only do it once. If you
  borrowed money from Lehmar earlier and paid it back to him with interest,
  this option will no longer apply to you.

  With 200 gold borrowed, our intent is to keep it of course. After one day
  it's time to pay up, but don't do that. Wait another day and things will heat
  up. If you get close to Lehmar's house, his right hand man Meldor will draw
  you into a conversation and tell you to pay up - then attack you. He's pretty
  easy to beat, so do so. Meldor won't trouble you again after that, and you
  won't even get him angry since he started it. Neither will any city guards or
  other citizens interfere or get angry. Meldor is also worth 120xp when
  knocked out.

  Next rub it in by going into Lehmar's house and he'll force you into a
  conversation saying you are way overdue and the interest is now 30%. Tell him
  you're not going to give him a single coin and he threatens you then attack.
  Lehmar is a tough customer so be careful. He uses a one-hander and is skilled
  with it, knowing a lethal double-swipe combo that can really hurt you. With
  all the nice weapons you have found so far though, it shouldnt be a problem.
  Lehmar yields +180xp when knocked out. You have probably said all there is to
  say to Lehmar for now, but he won't mention the money again.

  The third obstacle is the easiest one. When passing Moe again down at the
  PegLeg, he will also bring you aside and tell you he has a message from
  Lehmar. If you have beaten him before, you won't get any xp, but if you
  haven't he yields +80xp.

  When both Lehmar, Meldor and Moe beaten up, they won't trouble you anymore
  and you'll hear nothing more about the borrowed coins you never paid back.
  Moral/imoral issues aside, I haven't heard anything in the further story that
  would indicate doing this has any repercussions besides the fighting
  mentioned above.


 C1.2.S9 SIDEQUEST: Valentino
  Both from Coragon and Regis you have probably already heard about the
  obnoxious upper-class citizen by the name of Valentino. You have met him too
  maybe, listening to Vatras during day-time. Now we're going to rough him up a
  bit to set the record straight. Do bring a scroll of Oblivion for this if you
  don't want to pay the fine.

  This takes a little time, as you have to wait til about 4 in the morning to
  do this. Since the times when you can get up from sleeping is either at
  midnight, or 8 in the morning, we will have to find something to do from
  midnight until 4. If you have the Sneaking and Picking Locks skills, this
  would be the perfect opportunity to rob some houses while we wait.

  Once the time is closing, head to Coragon's tavern and locate Valentino. Take
  a seat somewhere and wait until he leaves, then follow him. He will walk
  towards the entrance to the upper quarter. Wait until he passes the city
  guard that stands next to the temple, and until he is about to round the
  corner towards the main street. At this spot you're most unlikely to draw the
  attention of either the temple guard, or the two guards at the upper quarter
  entrance. Give him a thourogh beating and take his 'Chest Key' and 200 gold,
  and his walking stick too if you want. Beating Valentino nets you +80xp. Cast
  an Oblivion afterwards or you'll be reported. The key we need for the Thieves
  Guild quest "The Blood Chalices".

  Once you have beaten up Valentino for the first time, go talk to Regis
  sitting outside Matteo's Store the following morning. Tell him you met
  Valentino...and gave him a good thrashing. Regis will give you a ring -
  Valention's Ring (+5 Weapon AC) that he took when HE beat up Valentino, and
  tells you to pass it on to the next person who beats up Valentino.

  Stop by Coragon's tavern, and Coragon will tell you something amusing - that
  Valentino couldn't pay his bartab last night saying he was robbed, and that
  Coragon gave him a good beating. Give him Valentino's ring you got from Regis
  and welcome Coragon to the "I-beat-up-Valentino-club". He doesn't quite
  understand but leave it at that, for wich you'll recieve +300xp.


 C1.2.P12 POINT OF INTEREST: The City Guard Towers
  Spread throughout the city of Khorinis are several towers along the sections
  of city wall. If you pass them at night you can see there is light behind
  them, a good indication that they can be opened somehow. This is a little
  something for the thieves among you, and include stealing off with much of the
  city's weaponscache, hidden in these towers.

  The first and most easily accessible tower is the one left of the entrance to
  the docks district, just behind where Pablo stops on his route.The key to this
  tower can be found in a chest inside the barracks, in the room with the large
  fireplace. You can't just waltz into these towers once you get the door open,
  but have to sneak in, prefferably at night behind the guards back. In this
  very tower you'll find a Fine Short Sword that sells for a nice 60 gold.

  The second tower is at the South Gate, the tower closest to the entrance to
  the upper quarter, or left of the gate if you will. Pablo has the key for this
  one, and you have to pick pocket it off him (around 20 dex). This spot is
  relatively safe even in daylight as there are no guards too close. Open the
  door, sneak in and grab the Light Two-Hander lying on a crate.

  The Third Tower is the one opposite of the second tower, right of the South
  Gate. They key has to be pickpocketed off Rangar, the always-off-duty militia
  man by the free beerstand (around 30 dex). Inside this tower you'll find a
  Rough Longsword and a chest (combination: R-LL-RR-L) containing 70 gold, 3
  Mana Essence, and 2 Essence of Healing potions.

  The Fourth Tower is the one to the left of the East Gate. Ruga has the key for
  this one and it has to be pickpocketed off him (around 30 dex). Ruga is the
  militia man training crossbow at the barracks, close to the outer wall. The
  left tower contains a Fine Longsword.

  The Fifth Tower is the right one at the East Gate. Wambo the city guard, in
  the upper quarters has the key for this one, and now it's starting to get a
  bit tricky. Wambo can be picked with 55+ dex for the key. The rightmost tower
  contains a chest (combination: R-LL-RR-L) with 70 gold and a whole 5 Essence
  of Healing potions.

  The Sixth and final tower is the one in the center of town, just behind
  Thorben and his niece Gritta's house. Peck has the key for this tower, but it
  requires atleast 60 in dex to get it off him. Unless you're already a militia
  and found Peck, he can be found upstairs having fun in the Red Lantern. Inside
  the last tower you'll be surprised by Joe, a silly thief who accidentilly
  locked himself within the tower. Freeing Joe who was about to starve to death
  nets you +100xp. On a crate here is also a Heavy War Hammer (65dmg, 70str)
  worth 360 gold, and probably the nastiest piece of pounding gear you'll find
  without venturing outside the city. Joe will head off down to the Peg Leg
  where you can talk to him again and show him the thieves headshake for 5 free
  lockpicks.

  As far as I know it should also be possible to beat the keyholders up to steal
  their key, but many of these are in high-risk positions that will result in
  heavy fines all around. I tried with Peck as he is fairly remote and he
  dropped the key atleast, but I'm 100% sure with the four others.

  Note that picking pockets give a higher experience reward the higher the
  chapter you are in, and thus should be done in chapter 5. Small quests and
  sidequests also yield higher experience values, and could also wait until
  chapter 5. In this case, stealing the 4 keys nets you +1250xp if done in
  chapter 5, and freeing Joe nets you +1000xp instead of just +100 in chapter 1.


 C1.2.Q19 QUEST: The Blood Chalices
  After completing the Constantino's Ring quest and becoming a full member of
  the Thieves Guild, you can ask Cassia for more work and she will tell you
  about the famed Blood Chalices. Some historic treasure that would be very
  valuable to collectors if the full set was gathered. This quest absolutely
  requires you to know both Sneaking, Lock Picking and Pick Pocketing. You also
  need to complete S9 Valentino for his chest key.

  There are 6 chalices in total, almost all of them located in the upper quarter
  of Khorinis, so you need acess there as well. It's quite possible to get some
  of these outside the Thieves Guild, and they will sell to merchants for less
  than a normal gold chalice separately. If you do happen to do this though, be
  sure to remember who you sold it to.

  The First Blood Chalice
  Or the easiest one to get for now. It seems one of the upper quarter citizens
  borrowed some money from Lehmar, one Lutero, and Lehmar keeps a Blood Chalice
  as safety. You'll be clued into this later if you happen to visit Lutero's
  house, prefferably at night. The blood chalice is found in the chest in
  Lehmar's house.

  The Second Blood Chalice
  Is located in the upper quarter, as is the rest of them too once you have the
  first. When you enter the upper quarter you have houses lining the right side,
  so we'll start there. You have to do this at night, sneaking into the houses
  without being noticed, otherwise you'll have the paladins on your tail soon
  enough. The first house on the right belongs to a mister Gerbrandt. Take care
  so Lothar doesn't see you entering the house, otherwise you're fine.

  Loot the place clean, ground and first floor. In a chest on the first floor -
  the combination is RR-L-RR-L, you'll find the second Blood Chalice.

  The Third Blood Chalice
  Out of Gerbrandt's house and into the next on the right using the same stealth
  and caution. Loot the place clean and head upstairs. Nod to Valentino's wife
  (yep, this is his house, but he's out drinking probably) and notice the lamp
  on the wall on top of the stairs. It's the only lamp in the house that is NOT
  lit. Position yourself in front of it and press the mousebutton as you would
  pick up or use something and you should activate a hidden lever. Don't stand
  to close, but move around a bit to get it right. This will open a hidden room
  downstairs.

  You can also pick the chest here - combination LL-RR-LL. Downstairs again,
  you'll see the hidden room and a chest by the fireplace. Open the chest using
  Valentino's key from earlier (see C1.2.S9 Valentino) for the third Blood
  Chalice.

  The Fourth Blood Chalice
  The now 'deposed' judge and former head of Khorinis owns the fourth chalice.
  His house is on the right side of the town hall, with a special guard outside.
  You have to do this by day though. Enter the house and head upstairs to talk
  to the judge. You'll get an option to pick pocket his key (dex30) and also
  note a coat of arms (the shield) hanging strangely low on the wall behind the
  armchair here. Use it to activate a hidden lever downstairs. You might have to
  do this by night.

  Downstairs you'll see the hidden room right next to the fireplace, and a chest
  requiring the judge's key. Inside is the fourth chalice.

  The Fifth Blood Chalice
  From entering the upper quarter through the main gate, pass the first house,
  and head left through the alley. Continue staying to the left and there are 4
  houses lined up in a half-circle around the square here. The first belongs to
  Fernando, the second to Lutero, the chap that gave his chalice to Lehmar to
  borrow some coin. We want the third house however. At night, Wambo or a city
  guard is patrolling this area rather suspiciously and it can be a bit tricky
  to enter the second house. You can pay off Wambo with 250 gold if you want, if
  you previously talked to Ramirez about the upper quarter - Wambo will then
  stay away, but it isn't neccesary. Early in the morning (around 4-6), only the
  city guard will stand watch, and he can be fooled. Position yourself one step
  outside the doorway to the second house and turn your back againts the opening
  looking at the city guard. Take one step back into the house and he comes
  running - step out again quickly and hear him tell you to stay the hell out of
  there. As he turns to walk back to his spot, hit sneak and take one step back
  again and you are into the house. A step to the side will put you behind the
  wall so he can't see you.

  Inside, check out the fireplace - there's a key on it that can be a bit tricky
  to spot and grab. When sneaking you probably have to sneak up on the crate of
  logs for the fire, then exit sneak mode to get the key in your focus. Grab it
  and use it to open the chest between the beds in the opposite end of the
  house. Inside is the fifth chalice.

  The Sixth Chalice
  You probably won't have access here yet, as this requires you to have come as
  far as getting an audience with Lord Hagen. Whatever way you do that, once
  inside the town hall, head upstairs and check out the rooms there. The sixth
  and final chalice is located on a table here. Just grab it and you're all set.

    Geir Gundersen adds: "You can jump the fence and sneak along the wall,
    around the corner and behind the two guards"

  Indeed, this works just as well if you want to finnish this quest without
  joining any of the guilds just yet. As long as you're not directly in front of
  the guards, you won't trigger them stopping you and can safely loot the town
  hall, including the sixth chalice. A word of advice though, it's actually
  possible to start off chapter 2 without joining a guild, but this can have
  dire consequences for your further progress.

  With all six chalices safely in your knapsack, return to Cassia for +300xp and
  a choice award from her selection. You can choose between a Ring of Iron Skin
  (+5 Weapon AC) wich you probably already have one of by now - it's worth about
  30 gold. Othwerwise, you can have 4 Elixirs of Healing (+100hp) or 400 gold.
  I'd go with the potions, but that's me.

  Cassia will also explain that you're pretty much done now and that she won't
  have anything else to do for you. The only real thing left is a small task for
  Ramirez, and a quest for Jesper if you didn't kill him.


 C1.2.P13 POINT OF INTEREST: Robbing the Upper Quarter
  Completing the Blood Chalices quest step by step probably had you thinking
  there must be a lot more to be had in the upper quarter, and you're absolutely
  right. Making use of the Sneaking, Picking Locks, and Pick Pocket skills we
  can really clean the place. This will outline the houses not touched upon in
  the Blood Chalices quest, so might want to read up on that too to get them
  all.

  We'll start on the right side of the upper quarter. The third house on the row
  there belongs to a normal citizen, but contains plenty of foodstuffs, gold and
  some potions. The house is only one floor, but two rooms. The chest in the
  inner room has the combination L-RR-L-RR-LL.

  The second floor of the third house there, accessed by the ramp on the far
  side, houses another citizen and the score of knights and paladins that patrol
  the area. Sneak into the room with the knights and then into the room where
  the citizen sleep. In a chest opposite the doorway (combination R-L-RR) you
  can find a key. Look closely on the far wall in this room, next to a bookstand
  and you can make out a button on the wall. Press it and a cupboard behind you
  will slide to the side revealing a hidden scroll on the wall. The key will
  unlock the chest in the far corner where the knights sleep.

  Over to the left side of the upper quarter, start with Fernando's house, this
  is the first on the left after going throug the main gates, but before the
  passageway separating the two areas. There's a chest on the first floor here -
  combination L-RR-L-R.

  Through the passageway, the next house on the left belongs to Lutero. There's
  some loose foodstuffs and silverware here, but nothing much else. You'll also
  find a note of debenture here describing how Lutero traded his Blood Chalice
  to Lehmar. If you wanted to rob Lutero for any other reason too, this is the
  place to do it at night.

  The third house is where you found the fifth chalice, so skip over to the last
  house in the line. This is actually a shop belonging to Salandril, a potion
  maker. He doesn't have much else going for him than selling you some potions
  now and then though. If you talk to him during daytime you can pick pocket his
  key. Actually, since this is a shop no one will mind if you go into it at
  night, so you could basically just run into the shop at night, wake up
  Salandril, talk to him to steal his key, then wait for him to get back to
  sleep before sneaking in again. There's some alchemy ingredients lying around,
  some silverware, and lastly a hidden button behind his counter towards the
  wall that will open a secret panel. Behind it is a chest you'll need his key
  to open with some potions.


 C1.2.Q20 QUEST: Bandits at Jack's Lighthouse
  Next to Laras down in the docks district you can find Jack, an old salor and
  man of wisdow that can tell you about the docks. He used to operate the
  lighthouse you can see overlooking Khorinis though, but now it's occupied by
  some rather fierce bandits. If you could clear the lighthouse, Jack could go
  back to his job and not having to stand around here.

  The lighthouse can be found by exiting the East Gate, head left and along the
  mountainside. You'll see a winding mountain path going up, and you should see
  the lighthouse when you emerge at the top.

  This quest you will probably get rather early, but it's listed almost last
  here as it is a painfully hard quest to complete. The bandits in question,
  three of them, are extremely tough and skilled bow users - if you get close to
  them, they will pelt you with arrows and kill you faster than than you can
  run. The trick to this, besides being of a considerably higher level and power
  than when you are when you first get this quest (10-15 and you're closer to a
  possible success), is to lure them. First dodge the arrow rain and get close
  enough to the shack up by the fence. Try popping your head out and see if one
  of the bandits take the bait - they will draw their melee weapons and come
  running for you. Run down the road again, while dodging the arrows from the
  the other bandits, but be sure you still have a single bandit chasing you with
  his melee weapon. If the distance between you becomes to wide, he will stop
  and pull out his bow again and you're probably had. Drag one bandit out of
  range of the others firing arrows, while drawing your melee weapon (or other
  form of close combat) and turn around to face the bandit. If you know how to
  bring down skeletons, this should work fairly good. Kill all three bandits
  this way (+180xp for each) and then search the lighthouse.

  There's some potions, scrolls, and gold on the top of the lighthouse, and some
  stuff in a chest inside. Right behind the lighthouse on the edge of the cliff
  you can also find a Dragonroot.

  Return to Jack and tell him the good news for +400xp and he'll invite you to
  follow him up to the lighthouse and see the view. Since Jack is a slow old
  man, he will walk the whole way wich can take quite a while, and you don't
  really get anything for following him up there. Still, Jack still has a part
  to play in the story to come.


 C1.2.Q21 QUEST: Member of the City Guard
  Show your intent to Andre about joining the city guard and you'll get this
  quest in your log. It completes and yields +400xp when you join the city
  guard. Note that this is a permanent choice. Joining the city guard can be
  done by either simply becoming a citizen first (See  C1.2.Q2 Apprentice in
  Khorinis) or helping Andre root out the Thieves Guild. The City Guard or
  Militia is also the predecessor to becoming a Paladin.

  Upon joining the city guard (wich later will lead you on the path to a
  Paladin), you are given a Light Militia Armor, and automatic access to see
  Lord Hagen and the city hall. That and some duties of course that are marked
  as Paladin quests only.


 C1.2.Q22 PALADIN QUEST: Where is Peck?
  Your first task as a militia - ask Andre if you get a weapon too go with that
  order, and he'll tell you that Peck, the clerk over at the barracks smitty is
  missing. You'll have to find him and bring him back to the barracks.

  Peck can be found in Khorinis, a little occupied at the moment, but if you
  look around down at the docks district, more specifically in the Red Lanter,
  you'll find him on the second floor with one of the girls. Just tell him Andre
  was looking for him and he'll get moving.

  Talking to Andre after Peck has returned nets you +50xp and you can go see
  Peck in the smithy for a Fine Sword if you didn't rat him out.


 C1.2.Q23 PALADIN QUEST: Package Full of Weed
  Ask Andre about further tasks and he'll tell you about a rumor of some big
  swampweed shipment coming in to town. Your task is to find it and bring it
  back. This is the same weed package from the quest C1.6.Q8 The Package of
  Weed. Talk to Mortis in the smitty and then head down to the docks and talk to
  Kardif at the Pegleg, he should tell you how he overheard two fellows
  discussing where to hide it, and that he believes it's close by.

  Look in the storehouse next to Garvell's boathouse and you will encounter a
  guard. The weed package is in a locked chest in the back room on the second
  floor here, and the guard has the key. Killing him has no consequences.

  Returning to Andre you have two options. You can say you threw the package in
  the harbour basin for +100xp, or give it to him for +200xp. If you did any of
  the quests with the mercenaries before choosing to join the Militia, you could
  probably already have done the task for Cipher wich also involves this
  package, in wich case you have tell Andre you threw it away. If you give it to
  Andre, it will dissapear for good and if you have the quest "The Weed Package"
  from cipher running, it will fail.

  Considering you get +300xp for completing the "Weed Package" for Cipher,
  telling Andre you threw it away for 100xp less will yield more xp total. Being
  the first real Militia task too, completing this will also give you a regular
  militia pay wich is 200 gold.


 C1.2.Q24 PALADIN QUEST: The Weed Deal
  Once The Package full of Weed is completed, ask Andre about further tasks and
  he puts you in charge of also rooting out the weed sales in the city by
  setting up a deal to buy weed and then turning in the culprit. Talk to Mortis
  in the smitty again, then back to the Pegleg and talk to Kardif. For this you
  cannot wear your light militia armor, or no one will take you seriously. Any
  other non-militia armor will do when you go around asking to buy weed.

  Kardif will tell you to maybe check with Meldor - he's smoking all day anyway.
  Meldor will tell you check around the Red Lantern and talk to Borka, the
  fellow standing outside beckonging people to enter. When you first talk to him
  however, he just tells you to piss off. You need to get confirmation that he
  is actually selling.

  Head into the Red Lantern and talk to the fellow behind the counter. Pay the
  50 gold to have som fun with one of the girls (Nadja) and follow her upstairs
  and into the last room. Talk to her and ask her where you could buy some weed,
  and she will disclose the information for 50 gold.

  Head out to Borka again and now ask him again about buying some. He will press
  to find out who told you he was the dealer but you can just avoid his
  questions and see the deal go through for another 50 gold. Report Borka to
  Andre for +100xp and the militia pay of 200 gold.

    Geir Gundersen adds: "You don't have to ask around. Go straight to Nadja and
    get the info from her. If you tell Borka who you got the info from the quest
    will fail and Andre will tell you Nadja was found dead."


 C1.2.Q25 PALADIN QUEST: Problems at Lobart's Farm
  The last assignment in chapter 1, ask Andre about any other assignments and
  you will hear how Lobart has complained about troubles on his farm. Since
  delivery of food products is very important to the city and the paladins, you
  are sent out to help him. Off to see good old Lobart again.

  When you arrive at his farm, you'll immediately notice that the farmhands are
  no longer working, and that the two fields are full of Field Raiders (spawned
  by this quest). Talk to Lobart to have him explain the situation, before
  killing off all 7 Field Raiders (560xp). Talk to Lobart again and he'll give
  you a little spending money, 20 gold, and thank you for the effort. Return to
  Andre for +100xp and 200 gold.


 C1.2.Q26 QUEST: Snapper's Claws
  This quest won't appear before you have joined one of the three guilds. Once
  you are a member of either one, talk to Lutero in the Upper Quarter in
  Khorinis, and you can ask him if he's looking for anything special in his
  unuasual dealings. You will get a quest to obtain some special Snapper claws
  he needs for a client, and for that you will recieve a ring of
  inconquerability (+5). Not too shabby.

  Completion of this quest cannot be done within chapter 1 - you have to wait
  until chapter 2 at the earliest. The claws in question does not require you to
  have any hunting skills to complete, but doesn't come off any regular snapper
  either. You have to kill a snapper pack leader in the Valley of Mines (See
  C2.8.Q3 Snapper Hunt) and return the special "Leader of the Pack's Claws". For
  this you get +75xp if you return in Chapter 2, or +150xp if you return in
  Chapter 3, and of course a Ring of Inconquerability (+5 to all ACs). You could
  basically wait until chapter 5 before returning the claws for an even greater
  xp reward.

    TheGreat Moose adds: "You can get the Ring of Invincibility in 2 ways,
    Either find it in the cave that you mention in the walkthrough or get it
    through the "Pack Leader Claws" quest you get from Lutero. If you already
    have found the Ring of Invincibility in the cave before you do this quest
    you only get a ring of Inconquerability (and vice versa)"


 C1.2.P14 POINT OF INTEREST: Bromor's Backroom
  The propietor of the Red Lantern, Bromor, can be picked for his key to the
  locked backroom (55+ dex). The backroom, just around the corner in the hallway
  leading upstairs, contain 2 chests. The right chest is locked (combination:
  R-L-RRRR) while the other is open, containing 100 gold, 2 silver chalices and
  2 silver plates in total. As always, pickpocketing yields better xp rewards
  the higher the chapter so you might want to wait with doing this until the
  last possible time, in chapter 5.


C1.3 - AKIL'S FARM, THE DEAD HARPY, AND SURROUNDINGS
Located close to Khorinis, this farm connected with the King is often raided by
rouge mercenaries and other rabble. You'll find it by exiting Khorinis by the
East Gate, heading right along the road, past the bend in the road with the
short stone staircase leading down on your right, and following the road uphill
to another staircase set in the cliffwall to your left. The farm is visible as
you climb these stairs. Akil lives there with his wife Katie and there's a
couple things to do.

The Dead Harpy is a tavern, serving as a certain centerpoint in the new world,
atleast as far as travelling goes. Found by continuing up the road past Akil's
Farm, either under or over the stone bridge. Chances are you'll be passing this
back and forth quite a few times on your travels. Orlan the innkeeper can sell
you a Leather Armor if you didn't buy or stole one from Matteo. You can also
rent a room at the tavern wich can serve as a nice spot to drop off items that
have outplayed their use (like keys, notes, etc) to clean up your inventory. You
have to pay 50 gold a week for the room, but then both rooms on the first floor
is available to you, with beds and chests you can store things in. Items put in
any of these chests have never dissappeared on me, even when I was weeks overdue
with the payment.


 C1.3.S1 SIDEQUEST: Two Brothers
  Working the field south of Akil's Farm, you can find Egill and Ehnim,
  farmhands for Akil and brothers. Talk to either one to get a story on how the
  Field Raiders keep coming back and how dangerous they are. Egill will brag
  about how many he has killed, but Ehnim will detest that and call him a liar.
  Keep talking back and forth with the two brothers and a real feud will
  commense over who is the biggest braggart. If you can get the two brothers to
  fight, you recieve +50xp for some reason, as well as being able to loot the
  brother that loose the fight (him being knocked out) without consequence.

  As far as I know, doing this have no further consequences for the later game,
  but the brothers will stop talking to you saying you've caused enough trouble
  for now. Not that they have anything useful to say anyhow.

  One thing though, it's best to do this before "A Farmer in Need" when you
  first meet them coming up from the stone stairs by the main road. The other
  farmhands and people here are currently held up on the other side of the farm
  so there's no one close to Egill or Ehnim. If you try to get the brothers to
  fight after you've cleared up the "A Farmer in Need" quest, Akil or Katie
  will be sitting on a bench close to where Egill works. If the brothers start
  fighting then, the rest of the farm will get involved and actually kill one
  of them for good. Funny to watch how they suddenly turn on them, but one of
  them will die for sure.


 C1.3.Q1 QUEST: A Farmer in Need
  The first time you visit Akil's farm, there will be a confrontation at the
  front of his house, where two of Sylvio's mercenaries is pressuring Akil for
  some money. Talk to Katie, Akil's wife first and you'll get this quest in your
  log. Talk to Akil and you'll surely see something is amiss although he wont
  ask for your help directly. What you have to do is talk to Alvarez a couple of
  times to get the fight started, then help the farmers kill the two
  mercenaries. Doing this have no bearing on your relations with the mercenaries
  later in the game. Alvarez and Ed belongs to Sylvio's crowd and will dislike
  you no matter what you do.

  The farmers in the fight is not grouped to you, so be careful not to hit them
  in chaos that ensues as they will come for you next then. You won't recieve
  any xp either when the mercenaries die (kill xp) since you and the farmers
  are different groups, but if you can somehow manage to get the killing blow
  in on either you will get xp for the kill.

  One of the mercenaries also carries a good two-hander (Rough Two-Hander
  35/40) for use early in the game, but you have to be quick about grabbing it
  once they are dead as the farmers will be thinking the same. You can loot
  both mercenaries corpses freely though.

  For helping out you get +25xp and Akil forces you into a conversation the
  second the last mercenary is dead. Talking to Akil you can ask for some coin -
  which will get you +100xp and some foodstuffs instead, or tell him you don't
  want any reward for +150xp instead.

    Darf and Geir Gundersen adds: "If you give Mika (the third guard outside of
    the east gate) his 10 gold then ask him for help later, you get the option
    to tell him that Akil is in trouble. You get some nice xp for that and then
    he runs up there and kills both of the mercs (and you bag the xp for the
    kills). Not bad for 10 gold."

  This is only partly correct though. Yes, you can ask him for help with the
  mercenaries at Akil's farm - this will give you +25xp. He'll tell you to
  follow him up there, and then simply charges them. However, even though you
  are grouped with Mika, you are still competing with the farmers for the 'kill
  xp' and adding Mika to the fight just adds even more chaos. I tried this
  several times over and not once did actually Mika get the last hit in on any
  of the mercenaries and got the xp. What you can do however, is cut straigth
  left before Mika stops (he will force you into a conversation, saying
  something like 'watch how this is done' then charge the mercenaries), and
  simply attack the mercenaries yourself. If you're lucky, you get to take out
  one (and get the xp) before the rest of the farmers and Mika get to them, then
  line up a 'last shot' with a bow or crossbow on the second mercenary once the
  others have beaten him up pretty good. So far, this is the only way I've
  managed to get both kills for +240xp. Also, talking to Mika after Akil grabs
  you for the above conversation, nets you another +25xp.


 C1.3.Q2 Bottoms Up
  You can get this quest earlier by talking to Randolph down at Akil's farm, but
  inside the Dead Harpy is where the action takes place. Talk to Rukhar to learn
  about this little drinking contest he has going he calls Bottoms Up. It's
  basically just two guys drinking until one hits the floor, but Rukhar seems to
  be the undisputed champion. He'll even bet a good sum of coin that he'll beat
  anyone. If you talked to Randolph earlier, you knew Rukhar already beat
  Randolph, but that Randolph suspects Rukhar was sneaking the near tasteless
  spirits Gin into his beer when he wasn't looking.

  If we are to win this contest, using Randolph as our champion, we first have
  to make sure Rukhar isn't cheating. Wait until around midnight (or sleep if
  you have a room at the tavern) and you'll see Rukhar going outside to get some
  fresh air around that time. Here's your chance to open his chest without
  anyone going mad - take what's inside and leave a bottle of water instead of
  the Gin. Now you can go outside and talk to Rukhar again. Tell him you want to
  challenge him with Randolph, put down 100 gold in the bet (yields a +25xp when
  you give him the money) and then you have to go pick up Randolph.

  It's just a short way down to Akil's farm if you take the high route going
  around a cliff and over a stone bridge behind the tavern, but watch out for
  goblins in the night. Randolph can be found sitting behind the farmhouse at
  night, at a campire with roasted sheep with the other farmhands. It seems he's
  flatbroke and needs a little drinkingmoney to be able to enter the contest
  though, so hand him the 10 gold pieces he needs. This nets you a +50xp reward
  too. Randolph will head straight to the tavern and start the contest now. This
  will actually take a few days, so find something to do in the meantime.

  When you return to the tavern a couple days later, you'll be grabbed by Orlan
  the tavernkeeper and given a lesson on how doesnt want anything like those
  drinking contests in his tavern again. You'll also get +25xp. Then talk to
  Randolph on his way out and you'll get your 10 gold back with a solid
  interest, 12 gold. Last talk to Rukhar for +50xp and 200 gold.


 C1.3.Q3 QUEST: Dragomir's Crossbow
  Just a bit east of the Dead Harpy you can spot a hunters camp, the very camp
  Bartok said he used to hunt from but that was abandonded. Another hunter has
  moved in however, a fellow by the name of Dragomir. Dragomir is sitting on a
  log here, and talking to him will reveal he's a pretty good crossbower. If
  your Dexterity is 30 or higher he can also train your crossbow skill up to 60,
  for the price of 150 gold.

  You can also hear the spooky tale of how he lost his crossbow way up north
  when the walking dead came thumbling out of the dense forrest. He dropped his
  crossbow and ran for his life, and naturally it will be up to us to brave the
  dangers and retrieve it for him.

  Dragomir's crossbow is lying at the 'Sun Circle', a huge stone circle up in
  the northern forrests. It's a pretty good ways off, and the most direct route
  isn't always the best. You can pick up this quest rather early, but I wouldn't
  reccomend taking this trip until later on. If you bring out your map at
  Dragomir, find the Monastery just north, and then look for what appears to be
  a building a little further to the northeast - that's the sun circle, and the
  'safest' route to get there is trailing the winding road far to the east and
  up the mountains, past the black troll, and then coming down from the opposite
  route.

  Once at the sun circle, you should find Dragomir's Crossbow lying on the
  ground in the circle itself. Return it to Dragomir for +150xp and 150 gold.


 C1.3.P1 A Burnt Down Camp
  Following the road going around and to the back of the tavern, there's a sign
  pointing you back towards Khorinis. This is the 'high road' going over the
  stone bridge you passed under earlier. Before you pass over this bridge,
  there's a winding path through the cliffs and forrest you can follow and end
  up on the other side - under the large mountain arch you could see from the
  road going uphill from Khorinis.

  Under this arch there are tracks of a recent battle and what looks like a
  small camp or farmstead with the remains of some huts that has been burnt to
  the ground. In the middle of the scene are 3 Lizards (not fire lizards mind
  you). One of the burnt down huts seems to have had an adobe going into the
  mountain - inside you'll find some coin and a chest that survived the fire.
  The combination is R-LL-RR-L and the chest contains a Composite Bow, the best
  bow you'll find early if you're into that (otherwise worth a nice 240 gold).


 C1.3.P2 Paladin's Rest
  Just behind the Dead Harpy, on the other side of the crossroads leading to the
  Valley of Mines, and to Akil's Farm, you can barerly make out some fog behind
  the trees. This is an old graveyard where you can find a lot of herbs growing.
  Behind the graveyard again, two dark cave openings can be seen. The cave to
  the left is just a small hive for a couple Molerats, but the one on the right
  is an old burial chamber for Paladins. Be careful around here - guarding the
  antechamber is 3 Goblin Skeltons of all things, maybe moved in at a later
  stage. These aren't too hard to fight, but if you get the attention of all
  three at the same time, you could be in for a world of hurt. Goblin skeletons
  are very fast and circle around you just like they would alive, only these are
  much stronger. Once you turned them all back into bones, slowly make your way
  into the burial chamber. Inside are 3 Zombies - tricky foes in numbers, and
  quite strong. If you know your way around a two-hander though, the swiping
  tactic should keep them at bay until you can bring them down safely. Zombies
  have a lot of hitpoints and natural armor so don't expect them to go down
  easily.

  Once into the burial chamber, you'll see 4 caskets and some nice items. A
  jewelry casket worth some gold, a Paladin Two-Hander and a couple Paladin
  Swords. The two-hander is probably the best two-handed weapon you'll get your
  hands on in some time to come.

    Slayer adds: "There is a trick that will allow you to beat the skeletons and
    zombies without a single scratch: lure them outside and jump over the fence.
    Now you can chop them from the other side, they won't climb the fence."


 C1.3.P3 POINT OF INTEREST: Goblin Mayhem
  Down the road from the Dead Harpy, towards Onar's Farm, you come across a cave
  opening on your left - to the right is a big tree with some Lurkers and
  Bloodflies. Outside the cave is a Goblin Berries plant, and inside, in 3 rooms
  with campfires, you'll encounter a total of 8 Black Goblins and 6 regular
  Goblins - nothing particular about it and nothing special in here, except a
  bunch of small live targets for your bow or crossbow practice and a nice
  amount of experience early on (1100xp).


C1.4 - ONAR'S FARM & SURROUNDINGS
Onar's Farm is where all the Mercenary-related action will take place, and also
where you get to sign up with this 'guild' if you want to. There is however a
lot to do around here that doesn't require you to be a member just yet, and the
path to becoming a mercenary is even one you could take even though you don't
plan on actually joining as it involves plenty of quests, fights and action.

Joining the mercenaries involves a couple quests, but also getting the majority
of mercenaries on your side. You see, to get accepted, not only must you fulfill
the tasks given to you, but also pass the vote - every newcomer must be voted on
by the other mercenaries, to avoid bad blood. This is most often done by proving
your worth in battle and defeating them, but also includes small tasks. The
fighting is called "duels" around here, and nets you honour. That is, you can
actually challenge each and every mercenary in the camp to a duel and defeat
them for good xp. Named mercenaries are fought by insulting them through a
conversation tree, but for the none descrit mercenaries just named 'Mercenary'
you can simply hit them over the head once and the duel is on. You won't kill
any of them, and get xp for everyone fought and won.


 C1.4.P1 Buster
  Down the hill from the Dead Harpy and passed the small lake with the mound in
  the middle, you'll see a small hut and two mercenaries guarding the road. One
  of them is Buster, a former aquaintance from the mining colony. He will force
  you into a conversation and try to intimidate you into a fight. Fighting and
  beating him will yield +80xp as well as put Buster in favour of you joining
  the mercenaries if you tell him that is your intention (see "Respect"). Buster
  will remember you once beat, and can also train your one-handed skill.

  Buster warns you about another mercenary up the road, called Sentenza and you
  better heed his words - this fellow is a very good fighter and I wouldn't pick
  on him before you have a solid weapon skill (30%+) a good amount of healing
  potions and even some better armor.


 C1.4.P2 A Nest of Field Raiders
  Coming up through the farms after having passed Buster at the first guardpost,
  and passed the first crossroads, you should see a mercenary by the named of
  Fester practicing his weapon. Fester is practicing becuase he has to kill off
  some Field Raiders alone as punishment for them killing a couple farmers on
  his watch, but he's not quite ready yet it seems. You can offer to help him
  out hunting the field raiders down in exchange for his favour if you are
  looking to join the mercenaries, or some gold. In this scenario, Fester won't
  really be grouped with you, so it's last kill counts if you want the xp. When
  the raiders are taken care of, Fester will screw you over since you "didn't
  help much anyway" and that would be a good opportunity to teach him some
  manners. Fester yields +80xp.

  However, the cave in question only contains 3 Field Raiders so it shouldn't be
  much of a problem to take care of yourself. It's what's inside of it that
  interests us. At the back of the cave, you'll find some corpses of the killed
  farmers, lots of singly coins lying around, a gold ring and some rusty weapons
  - and a permanent Elixir of Dexterity (+5 Dex) wich is a real find. You can
  always talk to Fester after you cleared the cave and he'll just run over to
  it, prounounce it cleared, and the screw you so you can beat him up.


 C1.4.Q1 QUEST: The Hungry Hunter
  South of the farm, in a lush valley between the mountains you can find Grom, a
  hunter/woodsman working the forrested area from a little camp. You can ask him
  about the area and get a clue on what evil lurks further down the valley, and
  if you fulfill a small task for him, he'll also teach you some hunting skills.
  Seems Groms is a bit tired of eating luxuries of the forrest and want's a real
  meal. Bring him a bottle of milk, a ham, and a loaf of bread to complete this
  task for +25xp.

  Grom can teach you Remove Mandibles, Remove Heart, Remove Teeth, and
  Shadowbeast Horn.


 C1.4.P3 POINT OF INTEREST: Trolls!
  As Grom said, further into the valley where you found his camp, evil lurks.
  Ten feet, hairy evil in the form of two trolls. Trolls are extremely tough,
  but if you haven't seen one up to now, it's well worth a peek. You can sneak
  up on trolls to a small degree.

  Going head to head with a troll in a normal combat-mode style is pure suicide,
  so be careful. They will swing their giant fists at you and throw you several
  meters away killing you almost in every blow. There is a way to beat trolls
  fairly easy though, by turning their big size and slow moving against them.
  When you first spot a troll and move close enough for it to notice you,
  they'll throw their arms in the air and roar to scare you, and this is your
  chance. Run right at them and get as close as you can. Be sure to lock on to
  them, and then immediately start to jump sideways to avoid the first attack.
  If you're lucky, you'll dodge the blow and with a lock on them be able to jump
  to the flank of the troll. Trolls turn very slow, so if you can keep locked on
  while dodging either left or right (making you always turn in accordance with
  the target, like circling it). Now all you have to do is keep away from it's
  field of view where it can hit you. Dodge left, hit it in the back, doge right
  when it turns for you again, hit it again and keep doing this until you have
  felled the mighty creature.

  This feels almost too easy when you get it right though, but on the other
  side, fighting a troll up front is almost certain suicide, so maybe this was
  how the developers imagined you'd fight them. Also pay close attention to how
  Goblins try to fight you - it's the exact same bahaviour as we will use here.
  It's also a good idea to lure the first of the two trolls a bit closer to Grom
  so you won't suddenly have two trolls trying to pound you.

  Killing a troll nets you a nice +500xp and it's hide (sold to Bosper for 300
  gold), as well as 2x Troll Tusks if you know how to Remove Teeth. If your
  strength and fighting skills are low, since you could teorethically bring down
  a troll at level 1-2, it will take quite some time to bring one down as they
  seem to have in the vicinity of 1000hp.

  Behind these two trolls you can find a King's Sorrel, some coin and a very
  nice Dexterity based one-hander called a Rapier.


 C1.4.Q2 QUEST: Four Wolves for Pepe
  Southwest of Onar's farm you can find Pepe, the sheperd on the farm. Pepe is
  quite troubled as he has lost a lot of sheep lately to wolves, and he wonders
  how he's going to tell Onar. Offer to take care of the wolves for him and
  he'll tell you about a flock to the west. This will spawn 4 Young Wolves in
  the hunters camp close by, so just take them out and return to Pepe and tell
  him the good news. This will net you +250xp. If you further inquire about the
  sheep, he'll tell you that the loss of the sheep is really Bullco's fault as
  he was the one responsible for guarding them. Pepe would be happy if someone
  could really show Bullco a thing or two.


 C1.4.Q3 QUEST: Kick Bullco's Butt
  Bullco is Sylvio's right-hand man and a tough opponent. You can get this quest
  either from listening to Pepe's story about how so many sheep got killed on
  Bullco's watch, or by inquiring with Thekla in the kitchen about Sylvio and
  Bullco causing a stink.

  Bullco will actually come gunning for you eventually, so that would be a good
  opportunity to fight him. This can be triggered by several reasons. One is
  accepting Jarvis' quest "Jarvis' Challange" and Bullco will come for you
  saying you have a thing in for Sylvio's boys. Another is throwing remarks at
  Sylvio's and Bullco will come to teach you a lesson about not talking to
  Sylvio without permission. And even talking to Lee about joining up will have
  Bullco coming for you with a message he won't permit you to join the
  mercenaries and that you have 24 hours to leave the farm. As you see, getting
  him angry at you isn't that hard.

  Beating him is though, especially at the sub-10 levels, so be prepared. If you
  can get him to follow you it's possible to bring him down to low health with a
  ranged weapon and then finnish him with your melee weapons. Bullco is worth
  +240xp when defeated.

  Thekla will want to talk to you once you have beat Bullco, so go see her.
  You'll recieve a pot of her famous stew and can now also get a quest for
  another pot. Also talk to Pepe after beating him for +100xp and completion of
  this quest.


 C1.4.Q4 QUEST: A Good Fighter
  Talk to Cord, a weapons trainer at the southwest corner of the farm. If your
  fighting skills are too low, Cord will initiate this quest - To complete this
  quest you need to drive one melee fighting skill to 'fighter' or better,
  meaning 30% or more. If you talk to Cord again then you'll recieve +100xp and
  his vote. If you don't talk to Cord at all before becoming a 'fighter' in any
  of the two skills, this quest will never happen, but you'll get the xp reward
  still when Cord mentions you look good enough to join.


 C1.4.Q5 QUEST: Rod's Sword
  Over by the Blacksmith on the farm, you'll see a big guy by the name of Rod.
  Strike up a conversation with him and he'll be pretty harsh with you, calling
  you a wiener. Insist that you are strong enough a couple times, and even
  suggest you could handle his big two-hander and you got him going on a bet.
  Rod bets 30 gold you cant handle his sword, so give him the money, then
  recieve his sword. The minimum strength to wield "Rod's Two-Hander" is 30 STR,
  so this is also possible a requirement to get the conversation options for the
  bet. Anyway, as you take the bet, you recieve 100xp. Rod admits his mistake
  and ask for the sword back. At this point it's amusing to just say no, telling
  him you'll keep it for a little while - he'll attack you (duel), but this
  normally efficient two-hander fighter is now forced to fight bare handed,
  enabling you to take him down easy with his own sword. Oh the irony. Once
  beat, you'll recieve +120xp. When Rod is on his feet again, you can ask for
  vote and he'll ask for his sword back. Give it back for +25xp and Rod's vote
  for the mercenaries.

    Geir Gundersen adds: "You get the option of trying even if you have less
    than 30Str. When you fail and Rod asks for his sword back, keep it and fight
    him. Then give it back and Rod will say that the main thing is that you can
    fight and give you his vote."


 C1.4.Q6 QUEST: Respect
  Obvious to you so far is the whole honour and respect the Mercenaries take
  pride in, and that there is no way to join them without first having the vote
  and respect of most the mercenaries. This quest can be given to you by several
  of the mercenaries when asked about joining and will keep track of wich
  mercenary you have won the vote of. There's no real xp completion of this, but
  it will complete once you have joined the mercenaries. Gaining the respect and
  the vote of the following mercenaries:

  Buster - Beat him at the guardpost and tell him you are looking to join up,
  and he will say you're okay.

  Sentenza - Pay him the 50 gold when he searches you and he will vote for you.
  If you beat him first time around, you won't get his vote solely on that, but
  will have to actually pay him 50 gold afterwards.

  Raoul - Beat him when he starts talking down to you and ask if he will vote
  for you afterwards.

  Rod - Win the bet and complete "Rod's Sword", alternately beating him up and
  asking if he will vote for you.

  Wolf - Just talk to Wolf sitting on the bench opposite of Rod and he'll give
  you his vote.

  Cipher - Cipher says he will vote for you anyway, but that doesnt appear to be
  quite true. To get Cipher's vote you really need to complete the quest "For a
  Fistful of Herb" for him.

  Cord - Complete the "A Good Fighter" quest and Cord will vote for you.

  Jarvis - Jarvis can be found in the kitchen behind Bennet. He's on Lee's side
  and won't vote for you unless he is sure you will side with Lee too. To get
  his vote you have to complete "Jarvi's Challenge"

  Torlof - Complete either "Drive the Militia Away" or "Collect the Rent" to get
  Torlof's favour.

  Dar - Dar won't be mentioned in the voting unless you beat him up and tell
  Chiper in "A Fistful of Herb" and "The Weed Package" quests - after that he
  will call you a blabbermouth and state he won't vote for you. Torlof mentions
  this (if you did the quests) but also says that Dar's vote doesn't count for
  much, so it's probably of minimal importance. I haven't seen any way where Dar
  actually votes favourably of you.

  This quest will complete without any direct reward once you talk to Torlof
  after finnishing his test, and he tells you have most of the mercenaries on
  your side. He then sends you to Lee and "A Member of the Mercenaries".


 C1.4.Q7 QUEST: For a Fistful of Herb
  Talk to Cipher by Bennet the Blacksmith on Onar's farm and he'll tell you
  about the weed that was stolen from him and that he's all out. If you have 10
  stalks of Swamp Weed on you, give him that for +100xp and his vote.


 C1.4.Q8 QUEST: The Weed Package
  Seems Cipher had a whole stash of swampweed brought with him to Onar's farm to
  sell to the mercenaries on the side, but someone has stolen it. Cipher
  suspects Bodo, one of the farmers, but if you talk to Bodo you'll see that is
  unlikely.

  Further north along the road to the small chapel you'll see a fellow standing
  around smoking, called Dar. Talk to him and threaten him to tell you where the
  package is - there's no real proof here, but it seems likely he is the
  culprit. You can get a free stalk of swampweed from him when you threaten to
  beat it out of him, but he won't reveal anything. Hit him over the head and
  defeat him for +80xp (he also has 9-10 stalks of swampweed you can use to
  complete the "For a Fistful of Herb" if you need). Then ask him about the weed
  and he'll tell you he sold it to 'some bloke' in the city of Khorinis, down by
  the docks.

  Return to Cipher and tell him who stole the weed. Cipher will run over to Dar
  and knock him out once again. Talk to Cipher and ask if he's feeling better,
  beating up Dar and all, for another +50xp. Dar will then label you as a
  blabbermouth and vote against you, but it's of no importance as no one thinks
  his vote count for anything.

  The weed package itself and completion of this quest beyond just getting
  Cipher's vote and Dar mad, is found in Khorinis. Remember that storehouse you
  might have peeked into where there was a guard telling you to get out? That's
  the guy. The storehouse is just next to Garvell's boathouse. To get it you
  have to defeat the guard (killing him) and use the key he carries to open a
  chest in the back room.

  Return the package to Cipher for +300xp, 200 gold, and some swampweed stalks.
  Note that this package will dissapear forever when you do, and you won't be
  able to turn it in to Andre should you choose to become a member of the City
  Guard later (see C1.2.Q23 Paladin: A Package Full of Weed). You can always say
  you lost it to Andre though, and you will recieve more xp completing the
  quests this way.

    Geir Gundersen adds: "If you talk (threaten) to the farmer Bobo about it
    he'll give you some weed just to get on your good side."


 C1.4.Q9 QUEST: Jarvis' Challenge
  If you talk to Jarvis about getting his vote - he can be found sitting in
  Thekla's kitchen - you will recieve this quest. Jarvis won't vote for you
  unless he is sure you are on Lee's side. To prove that you are, you have to
  defeat atleast 3 of the mercenaries sided with Sylvio. There are 5 named
  mercenaries sided with Sylvio, and the more of them you beat, the more xp you
  will recieve when completing this quest.

  The 5 mercenaries in question are Fester, Sentenza, Raoul, Rod and Bullco. You
  get +25xp for each one you defeat (in addition to the xp gotten when defeating
  them of course), with a minimum of 3 of them fought for +75xp. Wait until you
  have defeated all 5 for +125xp and completion of this quest and Jarvi's
  devoted vote.


 C1.4.Q10 QUEST: Member of the Mercenaries
  This quest will initiate when you talk to Lee, the leader of the mercenaries.
  He can be found in the right wind of Onar's house. Even though you can get and
  start this quest, the options are still open to you wether you want to hook up
  with the Milita or Mages instead. There are still tasks you can do towards
  gaining the mercenaries favour.

  To complete this quest and joining the mercenaries however, you need to
  complete Torlof's test wich will be one of two tasks you can choose between,
  and also gaining the respect of the majority of the other mercenaries. Go
  outside and talk to Torlof after you have spoken to Lee, and see "Respect" for
  how to get the other mercenaries to vote for you. Torlof can give you a
  running count of wich mercenary you have convinced so far. No matter how many
  votes you have, you still need to complete his test, either "Drive Away the
  Militia" or "Collect the Rent", where "Drive Away the Militia" is considered
  the best one (ie, weighs more towards you being accepted).

  The final verdict is what test you did plus who are voting for you. It seems
  some mercenaries are worth more than others. Just have Torlof give you the
  overview and you'll see wether it is enough or not. It doesn't really matter
  how many you get to vote for you, and you don't get any more direct xp for
  getting them all, but there could be some sidequests and indirect xp you're
  missing out on if you go with just the minimum.

  Once Torlof gives you his vote and tells you you've got the favour of the
  mercenaries, talk to Lee. He will tell you to talk to Onar to discuss your
  pay. Onar is in the left wing of the house. He will pay you an initial 50 gold
  a day, but if you completed the sidequest "Maria's Golden Plate" and didn't
  take the gold, he will pay you an additional 10 gold more for 60 gold a day.
  Once you pay is settled, talk to Lee again for +400xp and a Light Mercenary
  Armor. Congratulations, you are now a mercenary.

  Lee will have a quest for you right away getting you an audience with Lord
  Hagen (See C1.4.Q19 An Offer of Peace).


 C1.4.Q11 QUEST: Drive Away the Milita
  This is one of two quests you can get from Torlof as your test to join the
  mercenaries. After talking to Lee about joining, Torlof will present you with
  one of two tasks. You can choose either one to complete the test. This one or
  "Collect the Rent". If you join the Mercenaries, you will also get to complete
  the quest you do not choose now, as part of your 'everyday chores' as a
  mercenary in Chapter 2. If you have no intention of joining the mercenaries,
  but rather want to get on their good side, you can only choose and complete
  one of these.

  It seems Bengar is having trouble with the Militia more than usual and you're
  sent out to deal with it. South of Onar's farm there is two valleys with the
  mountain separating them. The easternmost has the trolls (see C1.4.P3) while
  the western one has the staircase leading up to Bengar's farm at the end.
  Coming out on top of the staircase you should see the farm to the east.

  Bengar can be found in front of the main building, so go talk to him. Tell him
  you've been sent to deal with his militia problem and then let him know when
  you are ready to deal with it.

  A note here first though. There's two militia people already here - Rick and
  Rumbold. They can be bought off, but that doesn't really complete the quest as
  they would just return later. You will have to kill them, so their fate is
  quite final. If you know pickpocketting, you can talk to them before talking
  to Bengar and steal both their purses - 45 gold and +25xp for each and with 30
  dex there was no failure. Why? Because you won't get another chance as they
  will both be dead shortly. Bengar is pretty wrougth over them pillaging his
  farm and they might be considered rouge militia taking the 'law' in their own
  hands, just like Sylvio's gang given the chance. That is, killing these two
  have no bearing on you being allowed to join the Militia or not.

  Tell Bengar you're ready for them, and threaten them to trigger the fight when
  they come to talk to Bengar. Both of them yields +80xp. Talk to Bengar after
  you've killed both for +100xp. Return to Torlof and report the fact for
  another +100xp and completion of this task. You will also recieve Torlof's
  vote for completing his test.


 C1.4.Q12 QUEST: Collect the Rent
  This is one of two quests you can get from Torlof as your test to join the
  mercenaries. After talking to Lee about joining, Torlof will present you with
  one of two tasks. Read through "Drive Away the Milita" too to understand the
  premise of choosing either quest. If you take "Drive Away the Militia" first
  and join the mercenaries, you will recieve "Collect the Rent" as your first
  assignment from Torlof in Chapter 2, and vice versa. If you do not plan on
  joining the mercenaries, go with whatever one suits you best.

  It seems Sekob, one of the farmers on Onar's land haven't paid his rent for a
  while and you're simply to walk over and retrieve it. Sekob's farm is just a
  little ways northwest of Onar's farm, so stroll over the field. Talk to Sekob
  and explain the situation - he won't think very highly of you, so threathen
  him to get some response. Sekob will be furiated and attack you. Beat him for
  +80xp and a more sensible conversation. Sekob will try to lay a poor story on
  you and tell you to go back and report to Onar, but don't do that, he's just
  playing you for a fool. Threaten to kill him if you do not get the rent and
  he'll hand you 60 gold, 10 extra for not killing him. Return to Torlof with
  the 50 gold and +100xp for completion of this quest. You will also recieve
  Torlof's vote for completing his test.


 C1.4.P4 POINT OF INTEREST: Dueling
  Seeing as the mercenaries respect a good fight and see it as excellent
  entertainment, why not take advantage of this wether you intend to become a
  mercenary or not? Every single mercenary on the farm, wether uniqly named or
  just named "mercenary" can be fought and defeated for some good experience.
  Even though Torlof and others can explain the rules of a duel to you, it
  really is as simple as walking up to a mercenary and hit him over the head.
  This will start a figth and the others around will move aside and make
  comments like "Oooh, a fight" or "Come on, parry him" cheering the fight on.
  The one you defeat will throw a little angry comment, but it is of no
  consequence. This is a list of mercs and persons you can fight that you won't
  fight directly in any of the the "Respect", "Jarvis' Challenge" or "Kick
  Bullco's Butt" quests.

    - The Mercenary besides Buster at the guardpost can be fougth for +240xp
    - Both Mercenaries besides Sentenza can be fougth for +240xp each
    - The Mercenary besides Rod can be fougth for +240xp
    - Wolf can be fougth for +240xp
    - The Mercenary besides Cipher can be fought for +240xp
    - Cipher can be fought for +120xp
    - Torlof can be fougth for +300xp
    - Cord can be fougth for +300xp
    - Both Mercenaries guarding the front door can be fougth for +240xp each
    - Jarvis can be fougth for +120xp
    - The lone Mercenary at Thekla's Kitchen can be fougth for +240xp
    - Both Mercenaries the right wing with Lee can be fougth for +240xp each
    - Khaled can be fought for +300xp

    - Lee and Sylvio is invincible at this point and cannot be fought this way

  These will certainly be tough battles sub-level 10, or even into your mid
  tens, especially Torlof, Cord, and Khaled, so bring a lot of healing potions
  Then again, there's lots of xp and a lot of items, coin and foodstuffs you can
  take from them. Also note that this segment can be pretty buggy. If you duel a
  mercenary inside (With Lee, Kitchen etc), all items on the body and even the
  weapon they drop are flagged as items belonging to room - taking any of these
  will anger everyone around you and they'll come to take your head off for
  stealing. Just defeat them and leave their stuff alone. Also, there's a good
  chance the farmers and civilians of the farm will suddenly think you have
  attacked on of theirs and report you to Lee. For this you have to pay a fine
  of 50 gold pr farmer/civilian that vitnessed this, but you wont anger them.
  Sometimes it happens, sometimes it doesnt. Since gold is of abundance, it's
  often easier to just pay the damn fine whenever this bugs.


 C1.4.P5 POINT OF INTEREST: A Heavy Golden Plate
  If you rummaged through the chest in the barracks down in Khorinis, you might
  have picked up a golden plate with an inscription on saying "Onar and Maria" -
  this is in fact a plate belonging to Onar and Maria surprisingly enough, and
  was taken by pillaging Militia before Onar hired the mercenaries.

  If you have it, bring it to Maria on the first floor of the left wing in the
  house for a little reward. You can either have Maria sweettalk Onar into
  paying you 10 gold more as daily salary if you join the mercenaries, or you
  can take 50 gold.


 C1.4.Q13 QUEST: Stew
  Thekla, the cook in the kitchen can make you some really nice special stew
  (see appendix Skills & Statboosters: Thekla's Stew). When you beat Bullco the
  first time, she will give you your first pot of stew and if you keep begging
  for more, give you a quest if you want another pot. She will send you off to
  Sagitta, a herb witch (Alchemist) living out in the woods close to Onar's farm
  to pick up a package of herbs for her.

  Sagitta can be found in a cave, not far north from Sekob's farm. Look at your
  map (that you bought or stole from Brahim) and find Sekob's farm house on it.
  The cave is located north of it, along the mountain side, but before coming to
  the road. You could always just run through to the forrest north from Onar's
  farm until you find the mountain, and follow it northwards til uou see the
  cave. Be careful traversing these woods though, there are wargs and
  shadowbeasts here.

  Talk to Sagitta and when you ask about the package for Thekla, you recieve
  +150xp. Sagitta can heal you for free, has a good selection of potions and
  herbs, and can also teach you potion recipies if you complete the quest "The
  Sun Aloe" for her.

  Return to Thekla with the package for another +300xp, and be sure to ask her
  for another potion of stew.


 C1.4.P6 POINT OF INTEREST: Dexter's Bandit Camp
  If you remember the "Wanted Notes and Bandits" quest you could recieve almost
  at the very start of the game, we can finnish up this one here as the bandit's
  main camp is located close to Onar's farm.

  In the valley where Grom resides ("A Hungry Hunter"), just as you are about to
  enter it, there's a dirtroad leading up along the cliffside to your right. It
  can be a bit tricky to spot at first, but look carefully and you'll see it.
  Start heading up the winding path and you'll come to a small stone bridge
  crossing the valley beneath. There's a guard on the other side that will force
  you into a conversation, so be sure you are ready for this.

  If you didn't get the "Wanted Notes and Bandits" quest at the start of the
  game, you will anger this entire camp of bandits and get nothing out of it
  other than some loot and xp. If you did get the quest however, you can safely
  pass the guard and talk to Dexter for some information on what is awaiting you
  (for +25xp and completion of the quest, even less than you would get from
  actually beating that bandit way back then). Either way you play this out,
  there's nothing else to it. Dexter won't have any impact on the story or
  quests one way or the other from this point, and defeating the whole camp,
  Dexter included have no bearing whatsoever on your future endeavours.

  Talk to the guard and give him their leaders correct name to pass safely.
  Dexter can be found close by in a 'lighthouse' like building straight across
  from the bridge. Talk to him once to learn about the mysterious shadow that
  helped Dexter escape the colony and how he offered Dexter 1000 gold for your
  head. Once done talking to Dexter for the first time, he will make it clear to
  you that if you come around again he will be forced to kill you (his premise
  is the dark shadow, deliver your head or die himself). If you talk to him a
  second time, he will attack.

  Since clearing this bandit camp is worth a lot of xp and loot either way you
  see it, you should consider it wether you're the honorable paladin, or the
  thief or thug trying to monopolize the market. As long as you are careful
  about where you attack from, you can take out the entire camp in portions.

  Start with the Guard on the bridge, he can be taken out from range without
  angering the others in the camp. He is worth 120xp. Head back a bit from the
  bridge and climb the lower wall to the tower structure here. There's 3 bandits
  outside and 2 inside. You can take them on without alerting the rest. All
  these are worth +80xp. Be careful so you're not in a difficult spot to reach
  or the mindless bandits will just fall off the edge and die by the fall.
  Inside this tower is a nice mace and a locked chest you will need a key for.

  Back to the bridge and you can slowly advance on the bandits so you only get
  4-5 of them angered at once. They are fairly easy to defeat if you have a
  feeling for fighting multiple targets. Advance to the building you find Dexter
  in and finnish him off to end the bandit camp. Dexter yields +120xp also and a
  key that fits the chest in the first tower structure.

  There's a total of 16 Bandits here, plus the guard and Dexter wich amounts to
  1520 xp. There is a chest in the building where Dexter was (L-R-L-RR) and
  another chest in the small cabin by the bridge (L-R-L-RRR-L), as well as they
  chest in the tower. On top the tower in Dexter's building are also some
  potions, and there are a couple satchels of coins hidden behind some rocks and
  the cabin.

  You can also spot a cave/mine entrance just outside Dexters building, but
  bewarned, it contains Minecrawlers and Minecrawler Warriors. In this mine you
  can find some ore.

  If you trail behind Dexter's building and follow a narrow path along the
  mountainside you'll come upon another mine, but this time the stake is even
  higher - inside are skeletons (very tough) and even a skeleton mage, so be
  very careful.

    Geir Gundersen adds: "You don't need too talk to the guard. When you get to
    the bridge turn around and follow the building on your right. This is the
    "backdoor" to the camp. As long as you stay away from the guard and any
    fighting going on (bandits killing minecrawlers) you'll be left alone.

    A much easier way to defeat the bandits is to walk into camp, climb the wood
    pile next to the small house. From there you go onto the roof. Now, just
    take out your bow and kill most of them with impunity."


 C1.4.Q14 QUEST: The Lazy Farmer
  Just outside Sekob's farm, near the western field you run into a farmer named
  Bronko (also spelled Bronco in a few instances). He'll force you into a
  conversation and demand you pay tribute to walk on *his* land. He's really
  just a bully, and you're free to beat him up right now. Just be sure to not
  talk to him after he's down or you have to beat him twice for this little
  quest.

  You can ask Tilly, Sekob's boy outside the farmhouse, about Bronko and he'll
  cook up a grand story as always, but admit that he does indeed have problems
  with Bronko demanding this tribute and refusing to work. You can offer to help
  Bronko get back to work, but haggle for a few coins first. You can keep asking
  for more and more coin until Tilly offers you 100 gold, but in reality he
  doesn't have that much on him. If you haggle up to 50 gold, he'll pay that -
  anything above and you get nothing.

  Just talk to Bronko again and taunt him if you already beat him without
  talking to him afterwards, otherwise fight him again - beat him for +120xp,
  then intimitade him and he'll hurry back to work. Talk to Tilly again for your
  pay and +50xp.


 C1.4.Q15 QUEST: The Forbidden Pasture
  Just outside Sekob's Farm is an old fellow named Balthasar, a sheepheerder.
  Talk to him to hear how the grass is so poor around here, and that he used to
  bring his sheep up to the greener pastures at Bengar's Farm, but that Bengar
  demanded Sekob pay for Balthasar grazing the sheep there. Offer to maybe see
  what you can do.

  You can talk to Bengar to set things straight - gives you +25xp - but it
  requires that you do Bengar a favour first to actually let Balthasar back up
  on the high pastures - by completing the "Drive Away the Militia" quest. Once
  that is taken care of, talk to Bengar again and threaten him a bit. He'll
  yield and tell you the payment thing was just because he didn't like
  Balthasar. Having Bengar yield nets you +25xp.

  Return to Balthasar and tell him the good news for +100xp, 10 sheep skins and
  completion of this task.


 C1.4.Q16 QUEST: The Sun Aloe
  When you visit Sagitta to pick up the package of herbs for Thekla, you can ask
  Sagitta to teach you potion recipies and she'll tell you about this rare herb
  she needs for one of her own potions. You need retrieve this ingredient if she
  are to teach you any potions.

  Easier said than done - the ingredient is a Sun Aloe, one that only grows in
  Black Troll poo of all things. As intimidating as it sounds, this quest isn't
  that hard, it just requires a lot of travelling. If you flip out your map and
  look far to the north around the middle of it, you'll see Brahim has drawn a
  big black troll there. That is your destination and requires quite the trip
  trough dangerous terrain. However, once there you don't actually need to
  wrestle the herb from the troll, it grows near it's cave and can be picked up
  without angering this behemoth of a troll. You DO have to step in black troll
  poo though, and the smell will last all the way back to Sagitta again.

  Hand her the Sun Aloe for +200xp and access to a selection of new potion
  recipies.


 C1.4.Q17 QUEST: The Snorting Creature
  In the area of Bengar's Farm, up by the Valley of Mines pass, you can find
  Gaan at a bridge outside the entrance. Gaan is a hunter, but hunting has been
  bad lately due to a strange and powerful beast roaming the area. If you offer
  to help Gaan out, he can offer you 30 gold and will also teach you a special
  hunting skill should you succeed. Once you talk to Gaan he'll start moving
  down along the pond to a spot further down at the plataeu - if you want to do
  a bit of hunting on your own up here, be sure to do it before talking to Gaan
  or he'll attack and kill anything in his path.

  The strange snorting creature in question is a Dragon Snapper you'll see a
  whole lot more of in Chapter 2 - a regular Snapper really, but very beefed up.
  This one is uniquely named too and can be found at the western end of the high
  pastures. Look for the brown snapper called "Snorting Dragon Snapper" and
  you're there. It can be quite difficult to kill at lower levels, since it has
  a real powerful charge that can be hard to dodge, but with a two-hander and a
  little swingers action you should be fine. Killing it nets you +200xp.

  Talk to Gaan again and you recieve another +100 xp, 30 gold, and completion of
  this quest. Gaan can now teach you the hunting skill Dragon Snapper Horn in
  addition to his other skills (misspelled Daragon Snapper Horn in the game).


 C1.4.Q18 QUEST: Black Hide
  This will only happen when you have a guild asociation. Either right after
  joining the Mercenaries, Militia or Mages, when you walk past Raoul at Onar's
  Farm, he'll pull you aside. Seems he has a little challenge going and is
  looking for the hide of a black troll - anyone who cannot do this is simply a
  braggart. If you already have a black troll hide, mention it and then take his
  offer for 500 gold and 3 elixirs of healing to shut him up for a while. If you
  don't, it can be gotten from the black troll if you want to brave it (see
  C1.4.Q16 and C1.5.S1 for more info).

  Giving Raoul the skin yields +500xp, and you can always beat him when he
  starts harassing you again to get it back. Take the skin down to Bosper for
  350 gold too if you're his apprentice.


 C1.4.S1 SIDEQUEST: Wasili's Old Coins
  In the main hall where Onar resides during daytime, you will find Wasili - a
  farmhand charged with making sure no one steals anything from Onar. Mention
  all the junk lying around and Wasili will divulge his passion for collecting
  old coins. Chances are you already have an old coin with you (found at the
  harbour district, near the paladin's ship) so give it to him for 1 gold and
  +10xp. You'll find a lot of old coins later in the Valley of Mines too, and
  will recieve 1 gold and +10xp for each you find (coming to some 200-250xp
  eventually)


 C1.4.P7 POINT OF INTEREST: Inubis' Tomb
  Let it be said that you can do this in Chapter 1, but it is hands down the
  most difficult task you can undertake so far and is maybe best left to later
  chapters when you have a bit more exprience and maybe better weapons and
  armor.

  However, it is possible so here's how. You'll find the Tomb just behind Onar's
  Farm - look for it a little north and east of the small chapel there. There's
  some herbs and rusty weapons lying around the graves. Head inside and spot 2
  buttons on each side of the coffin - press them both to slide the coffin away
  and reveal a tomb below. Jump down the levels until you hit the ground floor
  where you'll see a corpse - search it to find a letter describing a little
  backstory and what might await you. You are free to look around a bit at this
  point, and pick up the King's Sorrel in one of the insets to your left.

  From the entrance the tomb is divided into 3 circular rooms. Each room has a
  chest and a Crypt Guard skeleton at first - these won't attack you on sight,
  but will fight back if you attack them. They act like regular skeletons so be
  careful. We are going to attack them though, so try to get a good 2-3 hits in
  their backs before they can turn and attack you back. Each of the guards have
  a key, corresponding to the chest in each of the circular rooms.

  You don't want to open any of the chests just yet though. You see, opening the
  chest on either side room (key 1 or 2) will summon a massive army of
  skeletons. That is, a few seconds after you use the number 1 or 2 key to open
  a chest, the very room with the chest you open will be filled with skeletons.
  We're still going to do this of course - the difference being that the third
  chest in the room directly across from the entrance will spawn the shadow lord
  Inbubis himself and basically trap you within the tomb, so let's wait with the
  good stuff until we have cleared the other rooms first.

  So let's get to it. As mentioned, there's a slight delay from the opening a
  chest to the spawning and we absolutely have to make use of this delay to get
  the hell out of the room - don't be caught with your greasy fingers in their
  chest or there's no way you'll survive. Open a chest in either side room and
  quickly close it again without taking anything, then hurry over to the next
  circular room or the entrance - not the opposite room or you'll be standing in
  view of what spawns.

  2 Skeletons, 4 Lower Skeletons and 1 Skeleton Mage will spawn in the room
  you're hopefully not in now. In addition the Skeleton Mage will summon an
  unlimited amount of Skeletons if you let it. The way to go about things now,
  is to use the room you're in as a safe spot, and then continue from there to
  lure one foe at the time to you and defeating it. The Skeleton Mage will
  appear at the entrance of the circular room, so it's best to start with that
  one - keep baiting it by showing your face and dodging it's freezing ray. If
  it casts the freeze spell and misses you have a clear line of attacking it to
  get in a couple devastating blows. If the skeleton mage is too close to the
  room with the passive skeletons, you might activate them too so be careful.
  Once the skeleton mage is down, keep luring the others out one by one by
  slowly stepping into view, and when you hear a weapon being drawn, run back to
  the next room and fight the skeleton there.

  Once you have killed the skeleton mage, 2 skeletons, 4 lower skeletons and any
  possible skeleton summons from the mage, the room is clear. You can now open
  the chest you first unlocked with the key and loot it. Neither of the three
  chests contains anything out of the ordinary though, some coin, potions,
  arrows etc. But then again, you're not really here for the treasure as much as
  the massive experience to be had.

  With one room cleared, you can head out of the tomb again and find a bed over
  at Onar's Farm if you need a breather. The procedure for the opposite room is
  exactly the same as you did to clear the first - open the chest and lure them
  one by one.

  It's with the third chest that things turn sour. When you open this and quckly
  close it, you have to run into either of the side rooms while hugging the wall
  there so as not to be seen from the short hallways, but you are now
  effectively trapped and should be prepared for a long frustrating fight. What
  happens this time around, is that first the third room will have the usual
  army - 2 skeletons, 4 lower skeletons, and one skeleton mage at the hallway
  entrance. In addition, there's now 2 more skeleton mages at each hallway
  entrance to the side rooms. And last but not least, the Shadow Lord Inbus have
  come home from work and is standing at the entrance with 2 skeletons at his
  side.

  The way to go about this is to first take out the skeleton mage in the hallway
  outside the room you're hiding in, then the one in the opposite hallway by
  luring it closer. Whatever you do, don't show your face in the intersection
  just yet. Once both of them are down, you really have to beat Inubus and his
  skeletons first, or you'll get them into the fight trying to get the third
  skeleton mage in the hallway opposite of the entrance.

  Lure out first one of the two skeletons by Inubis by carefully stepping
  towards the intersection along the wall. If you can get just one of them to
  respond the following fight will be much easier. Once the first skeleton guard
  is down, you now have to get the attention of Inubis, wich will most likely
  also draw out the last skeleton guard. It's possible to get just Inubis, but
  this is very much try and fail. Neither can you just run across to the
  opposite circular room as you'll draw Inubis, his last skeleton guard and the
  remaining skeleton mage with you.

  Inubis is like a Shadow Lord, only with a bit more hp it seems - he fights
  just the same way, so if you know how to, it shouldn't be a problem. The real
  tricky part here is that once you get him to come for you, he'll most likely
  have the skeleton guard with him too and you're faced with two very strong
  opponents. If you can take out the skeleton first though, expending several
  healing potions, only to get Inubis alone, it's worth it. Inubis nets you
  +400xp, 2 healing elixirs, 2 mana elixirs and 500 gold.

  Now all you have left is to clear the room opposite of the entrance like you
  did the two previous and you're home free. Hard, yes. A ton of experience,
  definetively. If you let the skeleton mages willingly or unwillingly summon
  about 3 skeletons, you're looking at having to slay about:

    23 Skeletons
    12 Lower Skeletons
     5 Skeleton Mages
       Shadow Lord Inubis

  A quick experience count, and you should have gained a level doing just this
  tomb, with about 8100xp. Even more if you get the skeleton mages to summon
  more skeletons.


 C1.4.Q19 MERCENARY QUEST: An Offer of Peace
  Your first assignment as a mercenary - Lee will give you a letter to bring to
  Lord Hagen and thus getting you an audience to see him for your own purpose
  too. It's soon evident that the peace offer won't be accepted just like that,
  where Hagen will only grant Lee a pardon and not any of the mercenaries. This
  quest will complete without reward or mention, when you return and tell Lee
  the news and also get your medium Mercenary Armor.


C1.5 - ROAMING THE NEW WORLD
There's a lot more to be had even after you finnish all the quests, sidequests
and points of interest in the above areas during chapter 1. Just stock up and
set out and you'll find a huge unexplored wilderness with multiple dungeons and
mines, treasure to find and beasts to kill.


 C1.5.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: An Inaccessible Riverbed?
  On your way up to the black troll (marked on your map, follow the road through
  Dragomir's camp), following the road, did you notice the riverbed on the other
  side of the river? The river coming from the lake around the monastery. This
  river snakes its way from the monastery, up aside the road and ending in a
  pond under the bridge with the magic golem and the odd highwayman. Wether from
  in the river or on the roadside, you can see a broad lush riverbed on the
  other side, but it's seemingly inaccessible due to steep ledges that cannot be
  climbed from the river.

  It can be reached however, and unlike many other similar and seemingly
  inaccessible areas, this particular riverbed has a lot of herbs growing on it,
  and also some corpses with a couple potions and moneybags. To reach it, you
  need to trail all the way up to the temple ruins, cut across the road and
  climb the cliffs on the opposite side. Follow a strip of grass around further
  north and you should be able to see the river down below. It's possible to
  drop down a couple ledges and onto this riverbed. Don't expect the grand
  rewards, but there's still some herbs and potions of value.


 C1.5.P2 POINT OF INTEREST: The Magic Golem
  Following the road up to the black troll, past the river and starting to climb
  into the mountains, a bend in the road probably introduced you to this blue
  fellow who rearranged your face in one swift blow. The Magic Golem in the sand
  pit here is part of a Mage quest and only possible to kill with a one of a
  kind weapon (see C1.6.Q16 The Living Rock). That aside, I bet you're anxious
  to show this golem some 'magic' of your own, especially if you're not a mage
  or planning to become one. In chapter 1 that is. You see, the area the
  indestructible golem guards has literary a ton of potions lying around, a very
  nice beginner sword, and even a Dragonroot.

  Running into it in a suicide sprint to pick up the stuff is quite possible,
  but very tricky and dangerous at the lower levels. What you can do however, is
  use the alternate way into the monastery (See C1.6.P1) and 'borrow' their
  magic hammer just like a Novice mage would. That should fell the golem in one
  magic swoop and let you loot all the goods in relative peace. You can always
  be a nice guy and return the Mage's sacred hammer later.


 C1.5.P3 POINT OF INTEREST: The Temple Ruins
  Also marked on your map of the new world, these massive old inca-looking ruins
  can be found in an open area at the end of a sidepath off the road up to the
  Black Troll. You'll know you are at the right place when you see it.

  There are some really nice treasures to be had here, but also several strong
  creatures so be careful. A Troll is standing in front of the temple, while
  there are a couple Fire Lizards behind it. Also lurking in the shadows west of
  the temple is a Shadowbeast.

  Just as you enter the area coming up the first path, you'll notice some ruins
  to your left. This is just an emtied out stone building, but there's a chest
  in there (combination L-R-L-R-L-R) with a nice Fire Ring in it (+10 Dragon
  Fire AC) that could be of help fighting the Fire Lizards. If you make your way
  to the very top of the temple, there's another chest there (combination R-LL-
  RRR-L) with a lot of coins scattered about. Inside the chest you'll find an
  extremely nice one-hander called Orc Slayer, requiring 65 STR and doing 65
  dmg. The area around here is also full of various herbs.

  To the east of the temple you can make out what appears to be an old mine
  entrance. See P2 A Tomb and Steingolems for what's inside.


 C1.5.P4 POINT OF INTEREST: A Tomb and Steingolems
  The old mineshaft east of the temple is initially host to Minecrawlers and
  Minecrawler Warriors, as well as a large Goblin camp. Take care though, the
  mineshaft seems to have broken into an ancient tomb, and there's more danger
  lurking than what is appearant at first.

  Deafeat the Goblin camps to the left and take their treasure from the chests.
  The locked chest has the combination L-RR-L-R-L. The mine continues to the
  right with Minecrawlers and Warriors, and eventually ends up in a tomb.
  There's several pieces of jewelry and weapons here, so take it with you.
  There's also a chest here, but beware - when you open and take what's inside,
  you'll awaken a host of STeingolems you noticed as just piles of rock coming
  in. A Steingolem is a very tough creature, and absolutely requires a blunt
  weapon to hurt. (Stein means rock or stone in modern German and many other
  european languages evolved from the Germanic old and middle age roots - wether
  they forgot to translate it or kept it as an odd sounding name is uncertain.
  Nice nevertheless). Luckily, inside the chest you'll find a Mace and Chain, an
  ok blunt weapon you can use, but if you're not strong enough to wield it you
  are in serious trouble. The Steingolems hits very hard, but can be defeated
  easily with blunt weapons if you can charge them before they are fully
  ressurected - you'll see them try to get up and hit you over and over, but
  just keep pounding them back into pebbles and you should be safe.

  In the chest (combination LL-RR-LL-R) you'll find the Mace and Chain as
  mentioned, but also one of the greater treasures you'll see - A very powerful
  Ring of Invincibility, adding +10 to all 4 armorclasses. There's another such
  ring in the game too, but it is less powerful, adding only +5. The ring is
  actually hidden inside the leather bag here, so you have to open it to reveal
  the ring. If you somehow already have such a ring (from C1.2.Q26), this ring
  will turn out to be a ring of Inconquerability instead, giving +5 to all AC's


 C1.5.P5 POINT OF INTEREST: A Hidden Path
  Nearly all the way up to the black troll, coming in across the ropebridge
  instead of past Grimbald, there is a mountain overhang with a very dense large
  natural cave. Behind the dense foliage is a hidden cave that is initially part
  of a Mage quest (see C1.6.Q17 The Path of Believers). It should still hold
  some interest for non-mages as the cave is home to some minecrawlers and a
  much overlooked King's Sorrel.


 C1.5.S1 SIDEQUEST: The Black Troll
  This mighty troll and it's surroundings are part of a couple other quests too,
  but it's significance is such that no matter if you're on a quest or not, you
  should definetively go check it out. Sadly, the same easy tactic in defeating
  trolls applies to this one, so it shouldn't be that hard to kill. It has a
  massive amount of HP and takes forever to bring down, but stay in there. Once
  felled, it yields a striking +1000xp and a Hide of a Black Troll you'll need
  for the C1.4.Q18 quest. Behind it is a very nice Axe called the Torturer's Axe
  (65/65) and also a King's Sorrel. On a rock here is also a Ring of Stoneskin
  (+10 Arrows AC). In front of the cave you can also pick up the Sun Aloe for
  Sagitta's quest C1.4.Q16 "The Sun Aloe".

  Be sure to talk to Grimbald the hunter at his camp close by once you have
  defeated the black troll, for +25xp and a fan for life.


 C1.5.P6 POINT OF INTEREST: The Dragonslicer
  Now we're talking - this is the most powerful Two-Hander you'll find for a
  very long time - if you can manage that is. Continuing along the road from
  Grimbald's camp and the Black Troll, you'll soon enter a very dense forrest
  path leading down to the Sun Circle, but before that on your right and partly
  hidden there's a mountain cave you should check out.

  This is also one of the stronger battles you can encounter in Chapter 1 so be
  sure you are ready for it. The mountain cave contains first 3 Skeletons, and
  then opens up into a tomb guarded by 2 Shadow Warriors. Skeletons are very
  difficult to beat due to their high strength, speed, and very efficient sword
  fighting. Shadow Warriors are skeletons in full metal armor and way tougher
  than skeletons again. You absolutely need to get any one of these on a one-on-
  one fight to stand a chance.

  If you can brave these powerful foes however, you are free to loot the tomb of
  it's weapons and jewelry, and also the magic two-hander Dragonslicer hanging
  supsended in a ray of blue light (80 STR, 80 Dmg).


C1.6 - THE MONASTERY
The Monastery can viewed on the landmap of Khorinis, the large building with the
narrow bridge and water around. You can reach the monastery by following the
road past the statue of Innos outside the Dead Harpy. Everything dealing with
becoming a mage happens within the walls of the monastery, and you won't gain
entrance at all before signing on (ie, no way to go back).


 C1.6.Q1 QUEST: Getting into the Monastery
  You can recieve this quest either from Ulf, a novice by the beer stand in
  Khorinis, or from Pedro guarding the entrance to the monastery. Fulfilling
  this quest will open the monestery gates and put you on the path to becoming a
  Fire Mage. You can recieve this quest freely, but unless you complet it it
  will dissapear when changing to chapter 2.

  The first requirement to becoming a novice is of course a big donation to the
  church - greedy monks. You need to accumulate atleast 1000 gold for the
  donation alone, so it's not something you can do right off the bat. Secondly,
  you need to a bring a live sheep to the monastery gates. This should be
  easier, but you still need to chip out an additional 100 gold to buy a sheep
  from Onar.

  Betsy the sheep can be bougth at Onar's Farm, from Pepe the Sheepheerder (see
  C1.4.Q2). Just pay him 100 gold and Betsy will appear by his side. Talk to
  Betsy and tell her to follow you and she will - don't get too far off though,
  or she will return to Pepe. At any time you can tell her to wait, if you need
  to clear the path of wolves or other pests - it's slightly fun to see a wolf
  eat your "100-gold-sheep" after an hour of telling the furry thing to wait and
  follow though. Whent telling Betsy to wait, you have a very short range of
  movement so beware. Walk to far off and she'll return to Pepe.

  Finally at the monastery gate, 1000 gold in hand and a sheep on your tail,
  tell Pedro you are ready to take up service as a novice and he will give you a
  key to open the main gates. This will complete "Getting into the Monastery",
  net you +250xp and make your permanent guild choice. You'll be a novice now,
  and can later be ordained a Fire Mage if you pass all the tests and tasks that
  awaits you.


 C1.6.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: Sneaking Into the Monastery
  The Monastery seems rather impenetrable at first without chipping out the 1000
  gold and farmanimals for the greedy mages. Although you will get entrance here
  in future chapters. nothing that fortified will fail to tickle a true thief.
  There is indeed a way in, but it's tricky and I cannot think the developers
  planned it that way with the front door so securly locked until later.
  However, entering the monastery on your own in chapter 1 doesn't offer any
  bugs or problems, and if it will satisfy your curiosity, so be it.

  First head up to Pedro and notice how the outlying cliffs to the right of the
  entrance almost goes as far up the monastery wall as the roof. Simply jump off
  to the right, scale the cliff ledge almost to the end, and climb up. From here
  you can easily climb the roof. This is the easy part. From the roof, drop down
  into the courtyard and you're in. Getting out again seems nigh impossible, but
  it can be done.

  From inside, on the side where Babo sweeps the floor, find either of the two
  pillars closest to him. Climb up on the foundation of the pillar and be sure
  to be in walk-mode (shift held down, or caps-lock on). Now, this will include
  a lot of fidgeting before you get it right, but what you need to do is turn
  around and wriggle (turning around, to each side etc) to the point of where
  your face is slighgtly 'in' the pillar, on the dead center of the pillar -
  then align yourself with the roof ledge and jump straight up and then hold
  forward. If you were at the right position, you'll be bumped slightly out and
  grab hold of the roof and climb onto it, slightly to either side of the
  pillar. If not, you'll fall off and have to try again. Like I said, it's a
  dubious process clearly not intented for, and it is frustrating to get right.
  But it can be done, trust me.

  So, you snuck into the monastery, what is there to do? Nothing much really,
  but you can pick open all the locked chests of the mages and steal their stuff
  for one. Or pick their pockets if you like. You can also buy some healing and
  mana potions off Gorax, as well as some scrolls. Another nice thing to do is
  talk to Neoras the alchemist in the basement, and he will create potions for
  you. He'll need the ingredients and 10 gold for each potion made, and he can
  create mana and healing extracts as well as speed potions wich is a very
  convenient potion you normally don't waste LP on.

  And then there is the matter of the sacred hammer in the basement. You can
  knock out Garwig and 'borrow' it if you like (See C1.5.P2 The Magic Golem) -
  simply return and talk to Garwig later and tell him you'll return the hammer
  and he will take it and return it to the altar.

  All of this is possible later too of course, but the interest here being that
  you can do it in chapter 1. All the mages and novices will treat you like they
  would later and there's nothing indicating you shouldn't be there at this
  point, other than the tricky entrance that is.


 C1.6.Q2 MAGE QUEST: Serving the Community
  Entering the monastery for the first time, talk to Parlan, the mage right
  outside the church. He'll tell you where to park your sheep and where to
  unload your gold. Then it's right to it - serving the community of mages and
  other novices.

  This quest is really about getting the key to the library, and involves a
  whole slew of tasks for you to fulfill. Once you have done them all Parlan
  will grant you access to the library and give you the key. This will complete
  this quest. Serving the community means you have to walk around and talking to
  the mages in the monastery, each will have one or more tasks you have to
  complete. Talk to Parlan about serving the community and will list all the
  things you have done so far, then decide wether or not you get the key. The
  thing here though, is that you don't really get to do a majority of the task
  to get access, you need to do them all.


 C1.6.Q3 MAGE QUEST: Opolos and the Recipe
  Drop off your sheep at Opolos and you'll hear how he's left with guarding the
  sheep, but really wants to learn more about magic and herbology. If you happen
  to find a recipe he could just have a peek at he would be happy to train your
  strength (30 max, if you're above that the option to train will disappear).

  This is a recipe you'll come in contact with later (C1.6.Q13) and if you swing
  by Opolos to let him read it before returning it, you'll complete this quest
  and get +25xp.


 C1.6.Q4 MAGE QUEST: Opolos and the Library
  In the same run as above you'll also see this quest in your questlog. Opolos
  is really really interested in being allowed into the library to read more.

  Completing this quest however is optional and can only be done after you have
  become a Fire Mage. It seems every newly ordained Mage is granted one wish,
  and this is one of three quests you can complete with your wish later.
  Granting Opolos free access to the library as your wish nets you +100xp, and
  then another +25xp when you talk to Opolos in the library.


 C1.6.Q5 MAGE QUEST: The Chamber of the Novices
  Let's start the plentitude of tasks involved in the "Serving the Community"
  quest by talking to Parlan again. Asking about any tasks he'd like you to
  complete will get you this one. It involves sweeping clean the four
  bedchambers the novices sleep in around the monastery.

  You can pick up a broom from just outside the church or one of the chambers
  and give it a shot (equipping the broom from inventory and moving in any
  direction) and you'll see this is going to take forever. This quest has an
  underlying lesson though, and that is the "community" aspect. Meaning, get
  someone else to do your dirty work:

  Talk to the Novice talking to Igaraz and ask him to help you sweep the
  chambers. He'll do so but wants 50 gold for the help, netting you +50xp

  Talk to Babo sweeping by the rightside of the the church and he'll agree to
  help you if you can get him a scroll of Fist of Wind. Gorax have one in stock
  if you don't already have one yourself, or you can get one by completing
  "Seven Herbs". Getting Babo to help nets you +50xp.

  Talk to the Novice praying in the church and he'll help you too, for +50xp.

  Talk to the Novice sweeping the first room down in the celler and he will help
  you too, but only if you already have got the other three to help you. Another
  +50xp.

  And four chambers sweeped without you actually holding the broom. Talk to
  Parlan again for +100xp and completion of this task.


 C1.6.Q6 MAGE QUEST: Fight Training for Babo
  When you talked to Babo about the sweeping, you could learn how Babo is a two-
  handed weapons trainer, but how in awe of the visiting paladin Sergio he is.
  He wants you to have a word with Sergio and ask if he could train with him for
  a little while. In return, Babo will train your two-handed weapons skill.

  Run over to the small chapel and just ask Sergio - it's ok and Sergio agrees
  to tutor Babo in the mornings. Return to Babo and tell him the good news for
  +50xp.


 C1.6.Q7 MAGE QUEST: Babo and the Garden
  You will also learn how Babo had a falling out with Agar when talking to him
  about the sweeping. Seems Babo used to work the herb garden with Agar, but
  they had an argument. Since Agar is the promising student while Babo still has
  a bit to go, Agar banished Babo from the garden and all he does now is sweep.
  He would very much like to return to tending the herbs though.

  This is the second of the three quests you can complete with your wish as a
  full Fire Mage. Wishing that Babo gets to work the garden nets you +100xp and
  another +25xp when talking to Babo in the garden.


 C1.6.Q8 MAGE QUEST: Prayer for the Paladins
  Talk to Marduk the mage outside the small chapel, and ask if he have any tasks
  for you. Marduk doesn't really have any tasks, but says you could always pray
  for the Paladins at the chapel. Enter the chapel and before the statue of
  Innos you now get a second choice to "Pray for the Paladins". Do so and you
  will recite a prayer.

  Sergio the visiting paladin will thank you dearly for your prayer and offer to
  teach you a few tips on fighting with two-handed weapons. Doing this will give
  you a nice permanent +2% bonus to your two-handed weapons skill.

  Talk to Marduk again for +50xp and task complete.


 C1.6.Q9 MAGE QUEST: Isgaroth's Problem
  Sergio knows of another task you could do, after you have said your prayer to
  the paladins. He was going to help Isgaroth with a problem he had, but will
  pass it on to you instead.

  Go see Isgaroth - the praying mage down by the small temple you passed on your
  way up to the monastery. It seems a Black Wolf has come to roam the woods
  around the temple, and Isgaroth wants you to kill it. This wolf will only
  appear once you have talked to Isgaroth and can be found just a short ways
  south of the temple along the road. Kill it for +60xp (it's identical to a
  regular wolf, only named "Black Wolf"). Talk to Isgaroth again for +100xp and
  completion of this quest.


 C1.6.Q10 MAGE QUEST: The Mutton Sausages
  Enter the winery to the right of the gate and find Gorax, he will have some
  tasks for you too. The first being to distribute some deliscious sheep
  sausages to the novices after a hard days work. He will give you the key to
  the basement Larder and you'll have to go fetch them yourself before handing
  them out. They can be found in a chest, 13 of them. While in the larder, be
  sure to pick up the Recipe lying behind one of the shelves there as you'll
  need it later (see "Opolos and the Recipe" and "The Lost Recipe").

  So, 13 sausages that has to be distributed equally. Not difficult, but a bit
  of running around. There's really only 12 that has to be delivered, you are
  the 13th novice. It can be a bit confusing at first, but look at the armor the
  people around the monastery wears - you'll want to talk to everyone in the
  same outfit as yourself, including both the generic 'Novice' and those with
  unique names.

  Just talk to them one by one and say you have a sausage or similar and they
  will take one each - you'll get a message onscreen how many novices are left.
  Two of the novices really love them sausages and will beg you to give them
  another one. You can do choose to give away your own sausage to one of these,
  but not both - if you do so you fill fail this quest. The two novices asking
  for seconds are Babo and Pedro (easy to forget, he's outside guarding the
  entrance). Babo will give you a Fire Arrow scroll if you give him your
  sausage, and Pedro will tell you about some Fire Nettles. In Pedro's case, the
  fire nettles can be found and picked up normally and doesn't appear based on
  his request, so if you do choose to give away your super deliscious sheep
  sausage and go hungry that day, I would give it to Babo.

  Besides Babo and Pedro, don't forget Garwig in the cellar guarding the
  monastery relics, Agon in the garden, Dyrian outside the church, Igaraz
  outside the church, and Opolos with the sheep. Besides those named there are 5
  other novices. Two can be found outside, one in the small garden, one talking
  to Igaraz. Then there's the one praying the church, the one sweeping the first
  room in the cellar, and last the two making wine with Gorax.

  Once all 12 have had their sausage, return to Gorax for +200xp and a couple
  healing scrolls.


 C1.6.Q11 MAGE QUEST: The Wine Delivery
  Gorax has another task for you as well, to deliver 12 bottles of wine to Orlan
  the innkeeper at the Dead Harpy. Gorax will hand you the 12 bottles and
  explicitly tell you that you are to get paid 240 gold and not be tricked by
  Orlan.

  Head down to the Dead Harpy and Orlan will first try a fast one paying you 100
  gold. Don't stand for it and demand the 240 gold. He will then try to cut you
  a deal for 100 gold and some scrolls someone 'left' at his tavern (the scrolls
  are: 2 Light, 1 Heal Light Wounds, and 1 Create Goblin Skeleton). You can take
  this deal if you want the scrolls but you have to chip out the remaining 120
  gold to Gorax. Or demand the 240 gold paid in full.

  Returning to Gorax, pay him the 240 gold wether you took Orlan's scrolls or
  not for +150xp and a healing scroll.


 C1.6.Q12 MAGE QUEST: Seven Herbs
  Find Neoras the alchemist down in the cellar for some more tasks. He needs
  some Fire Nettles, seven of them, for some potions. Unless you ran straight
  from Xardas' Tower and here, you most likely have 7 fire nettles on you
  already, so just give them to him for +100xp and a Fist of Wind scroll.


 C1.6.Q13 MAGE QUEST: The Lost Recipe
  Have a chat with Neoras in the cellar again and get this task to find a recipe
  he lost. If you did the "Mutton Sausages" quest you have the key to the
  larder. The recipe can be found behind one of the shelves down there. Be sure
  to let Opolos have a quick look at it before giving it to Neoras if you want
  to complete the "Opolos and the Recipe" quest too. Returning the Recipe to
  Neoras nets you +50xp.


 C1.6.Q14 MAGE QUEST: A Short Trip to the City
  If that wasn't enough tasks  for a measly key to the library, I don't know
  what is. Talk to Parlan after completing C1.6.Q13 and he should recite all the
  tasks and finally grant you acess to the library along with key for the door.

  Inside, first talk to Karras in the corner to your left. He will have another
  quest for you. He knows of Ignaz dealings down in the city of Khorinis, but
  really wants to see exactly what it is he does with these experients of his.
  Karras will give you 150 gold and ask that you bring him back 3 of Ignaz'
  scrolls (Oblivion scrolls) so he can further research these and make sure they
  are in accordance with Innos.

  You probably have 3 oblivion scrolls already, so give him those for +200xp and
  a Summon Wolf scroll. Otherwise you have to trail down to Khorinis and buy
  some oblivion scrolls from Ignaz.


 C1.6.Q15 MAGE QUEST: The Test of Fire
  This quest, or revelation, is gotten from reading one of the bookstands in the
  library, where you will learn that according to old law one can demand the
  'Test of Fire' to be considered for a Fire Mage. Normally Innos chooses 3
  novices each year that will take a test together, and that only can complete
  it - that one can be ordained a Fire Mage that year. Since the 3 novices are
  already chosen this year, it's obvious that you're not going to be a Fire Mage
  just yet. Unless you demand the test of fire that is.

  Once you have learned this fact, you can talk to Hyglas but he will brush you
  away. Talk to Parlan outside the church and insist your claim. Last talk to
  Pyrokar the head Fire Mage in the church and eventually you will get your
  claim through to them.

  The test of fire will complete with you becoming a full Fire Mage, after you
  have completed the three quests from each and every council member, "The
  Living Rock", "Path of the Believers" and "Create a Rune". Completing the test
  of fire nets you +400xp and a wish you can use to complete one of the 3 quests
  given to you by the novices. You will also recieve your Fire Mage robes, and
  can now start to learn spells and circles. Talk to Parlan to learn the first
  circle of magic, then the other mages can teach you 1st circle spells.


 C1.6.S1 MAGE SIDEQUEST: A Little Help from Dyrian
  Once you have demanded the test of fire and talked to the high council
  members, Dyrian the novice accused of stealing and awaiting his faith will
  talk to you as you exit the church. He can give you a scroll of sleep wich can
  help you in the "Living Rock" quest, in exchange for you using your wish to
  help him stay in the monastery. This doesn't show up as a quest, but works the
  same as the other two quests you can expend your wish on. You can also take
  the scroll and choose not to help Dyrian though, but there are other ways of
  solving the "Living Rock". Using your wish to help Dyrian stay in the
  Monastery nets you +100xp and then another +25xp when talking to him, just
  like the two other quests.


 C1.6.Q16 MAGE QUEST: The Living Rock
  This quest is one of three quests from the council members - gotten from the
  snobby Serpentes who also took the test of fire in his youth. He will give you
  a quest to slay a magic indestructible golem he's conviced you will fail and
  is obviously feeling pretty smug about that.

  The golem in question can only be defeated with a very special and magic
  weapon, so let's procure this handy tool first. Head down to the cellar where
  Garwig is guarding the monastery's holy relics. The Sacred Hammer is what we
  are after and it's lying on a stone altar by Garwig. There's two ways of
  grabbing it without causing mayhem in the monastery - one is by using a scroll
  of sleep on Garwig and snatch the hammer, and the other is simply knocking him
  out, taking the hammer and then casting Oblivion from a scroll on him.

  Next is finding the Golem - it is found a little bit before you come to the
  sidepath leading off to the temple ruins (C1.5.P1), just next to a bend in the
  road. Equip the Sacred Hammer to whack it once when it comes charging and it
  will crumble immediately. There's nothing to pick up from the golem itself,
  but there's potions in plentitude around it's 'camp' as well as a Longsword,
  some scrolls and other rune ingredients. Returning to Serpentes to boast your
  feat will net you +200xp. No need to run back just yet though, as the next
  test of fire quest is close by.


 C1.6.Q17 MAGE QUEST: The Path of Believers
  Further up the road from the magic golem you will probably come across Ulf,
  one of the other three novices that are taking the test of fire (although they
  are taking the 'light' version and only doing "The Path of Believers"). Ulf
  will tell you how he lost Agar and is a bit confused where to go next. You can
  talk to him about the quest bu he hasn't learnt anything and says he will just
  continue searching the area.

  When you exit the conversation with Ulf and keep following the road past the
  temple ruins, you can turn around and see Ulf following you for a laugh. He
  can be persuaded not to follow you, but you will encounter him later anyway so
  you migth as well bring him along.

  We are looking for a 'path behind the path' and it's located almost as far up
  as the Black Troll. Just continue along the road you are on and you will
  eventually come to a crossroad at a lake. Take to the right and follow the
  road until it dissapears and leaves you at a mountain arch. Continue further
  and break off to the right again and not left up to the bridge leading to the
  Black Troll. If you see a Statue of Innos on your right you're on the right
  trail. This cave like path will end in a very dense foliage area, but if you
  look very closely along the covered walls, you'll barerly make out a cave
  behind it. Enter it and keep to the right and you should eventually appear in
  a grand room with huge statues and blue magical light-arcs adorning a circular
  plateu. On top of the plateu is a chest, but before you get the chance to open
  it with the padlock key you got from Pyrokar, you will encounter Agar.
  Whatever you say to Agar won't convince him that you aren't out to doublecross
  him. He will attack you no matter what, so defeat him for +80xp.

  Inside the chest is a blank runestone we need for the last quest, but also the
  target of this very quest, so you can now start your way home.

  If you let Ulf follow you all the way in here, he will now attack you as Agar
  did to obtain the runestone. You can ask him for a smoke first, but nothing
  you say or do will really prevent this, so you have to defeat Ulf too for
  +180xp. If you didn't let Ulf follow you, you will encounter him again further
  down the path where the same will happen. When thinking about this, I guess it
  should be possible somehow to avoid Ulf alltogether by taking a different path
  if you don't want to fight him, but it would involve going the other way
  through the Sun Circle and down that way. If you aren't doing this very late
  in chapter 1, it could very well spell death.

  You can also meet Igaraz, but wether you do so before starting this quest, or
  after you have completed it, Igaraz only states that he aren't interested in
  any help and that he has been off looking around Onar's farm. Igaraz can be
  found next to Dragomir in the abandoned hunters camp, but chances are you took
  the more direct route to the golem by jumping off the monastery bridge and
  swam up river, so you might just encounter Igaraz on your way home instead.

  Talk to Pyrokar and tell him the stor for completion of this quest and +200xp.


 C1.6.Q18 MAGE QUEST: Create a Rune
  Once back at the monastery after completing "Path of the Believers", enter the
  library and talk to Hyglas - he will teach you how to create the fire arrow
  rune now that you need to convince Ulthar. For this you need a Fire Arrow
  Scroll, the blank rune from the previous quest, and a piece of Sulphur. Gorax
  should have a piece if you don't already have one in your posession.

  Learning the formula for creating runes from Hyglas also cost you 5 LP, so if
  you are all out you need to level. Use the Rune Table in the library and you
  now have the option to create 1st circle runes, then Fire Arrow. Return to
  Ulthar and show him the rune and you have completed the last test for +200xp.


 C1.6.P2 MAGE POINT OF INTEREST: A Gift of Spirit
  Talk to Gorax in the winery after you have become a Fire Mage and tell him you
  would like to move out of the novice's chambers. He will give you the key to
  the previously locked door on the right - your very own chamber. On the bed
  here is an Elixir of Spirit (Max Mana +10), a small gift from the mages on
  your initiation into the Fire Mage's Guild.

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Finally getting to talk to Lord Hagen marks the end of chapter 1. You can still
talk to Hagen and get the information from him and not actually start chapter 2
if you don't want to just yet. To complete the "Information for Garvell", "The
Blood Chalices" and similar quests. The Chapter change doesn't happen before you
specifically ask Hagen how to get past the door locking the pass, at wich point
you get the key and Chapter 2 will start.

There's also more creatures that will appear when chapter 2 starts, most often
in places where you have already been, so it might be a good idea to set out for
a hunting trip. Covering the roads between Lobart's farm, Khorinis, the Dead
Harpy, The Monastery, Onar's Farm and all the way up to the Black Troll, I
encountered a slew of what appeared to be newly appeared creatures - as far as I
can tell, 6 wolves, 4 Field Raiders, 4 Bloodflies, 1 Molerat, 11 Scavengers, 3
Goblins, 2 Black Goblins, 4 Lurkers and 2 Lizards. There could be even more, so
let me know if you spotted more. In itself this isn't much, but if you do take
the time to hunt them down, there's about 1500xp for making the extra effort.

Another thing that happens when a chapter changes is that each and every
merchant or person who has the sligthest bit of wares to sell, gets his or her
stock expanded and/or refreshed. When it comes to high-use items like potions,
scrolls, lab flasks etc, you do well in stopping by the merchants and see what
new items they have to offer after every chapter change. In case of the
alchemists, they can even stock the rare herbs, so if you plan on going that way
you'll certainly would want to chip out the coin to buy a dragonroot, king's
sorrel or similar. The stock the merchants carry also expands in quality, like
Bosper selling better bows, Hakon selling better swords and so on. Of course, if
you're persistent in trying to do everything you most likely have way better
weapons by now, but it's a thing to remember further into the game.

Average level on completing chapter 1 would be around 10-15. It's quite possible
to enter chapter 2 at a very low level, but that will only complicate your
progress further. My highest level when entering chapter 2 is 19, very close to
20. Mages and Paladins will be the ones who can earn the most experience in
chapter 1 by both doing most of the mercenary quests, then their own specific
quests.

Keep in mind that the sequence of quests, sidequests and points of interests
follows the area number, and is probably not in the order you will see them. At
the start of chapter 2, you find yourself in Khorinis, so skip to area 2 if you
want although the list starts with area 1.


C2.1 - XARDAS' TOWER, THE VALLEY, AND ROAD TO KHORINIS
A very odd addition I discovered much later in the game, but found no other
natural place to put - there is one thing left here you really want to bring
with you, and chapter 2 is the earliest opportunity to do so. You will start
chapter 2 in the city of Khorinis, so jump to that section after you are aware
of the point of interest below.


 C2.1.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: A Strange Amulet
  There is a hidden amulet that appears at the very start of chapter 2 that
  wasn't here before. Why it suddenly appears, and why it behaves like it does
  or the reasoning for it is beyond me, but I'm still amazed at the little
  discoveries of hidden treasures even after so much time spent looking.

  In the area on the opposite side of the valley outside Xardas' Tower (See
  C1.1.P7) an amulet will suddenly appear on the ground under some trees. It's
  in an otherwise empty area where nothing more happen after your initial visit
  so you really have no reason to go here. Also the amulet is very hard to see
  just lying on the ground like that. Still, follow the topmost mountainside and
  keep having it to your left - at a point you should have the top of the bandit
  cave on the other side visible and can even jump over and drop down there.
  Keep following the clearing and staying to the left. You'll pass the ledge
  where the lizards were encountered, and end up on a grassy knoll (I think
  there was a giant rat here before). The grassy patch is almost totally
  concealed by big pine trees with the branches covering the ground, 3-4 trees
  in total. In the middle of the trees, on the ground is the amulet.

  In addition, the nature of the amulet will be decided by what guild you joined
  in chapter 1. If you are a paladin, you will find an Amulet of Agility (+15
  Dexterity) and if you are a mercenary, it will be an Amulet of Life (+15
  MaxHP).


C2.2 - CITY OF KHORINIS
Seeing as you're in Khorinis when starting Chapter 2, be sure to talk with the
merchants and also pick up any new quests before heading for the valley of
mines.


 C2.2.Q1 QUEST: Evidence
  The main task Hagen will ask of you - to bring him back proof of the existance
  of dragons in the Valley of Mines. This is mainly what the entirety of chapter
  2 will revolve around, and this quest will finnish and dissapear in chapter 3
  after returning to Khorinis, but without any fanfare or xp.


 C2.2.Q2 QUEST: Fernando's Business
  Just outside the church, most often found talking to Gerbrandt, you'll find
  Fernando. After the chapter change, he will pull you aside and have a little
  quest for you. Since he is in the business of selling magic ore, getting all
  the information you can on what's really going on at the Valley of Mines is of
  grave importance to him and he's ready to hand over a Ring of Liveliness (+10
  Max HitPoints) for the information.

  To complete this quest you really have to finnish the main task in chapter 2
  (Diggers and Ore) and it will be Chapter 3 when you can return to Fernando and
  finnish this quest. Informing Fernando on the situation at the mines nets you
  the ring and +150xp.


 C2.2.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: A Good Read
  You should really drop by Lutero in the other section of the upper quarters
  before going on after Chapter 2 starts. He will now stock two very nice books
  - at the hefty sum of 5000 gold a piece - that will raise your one- and two-
  handed skills by 5% each. The books are a blue one called Southern Defense Art
  that raise your one-handed skill, and a red one called Double Blocks that
  raise two-handed skills.

  If you are strapped for cash, it's also possible to rob Lutero of these two
  books by knocking him out in his house at night. The books both sell-back for
  1500 gold too, so if you're a good thief there's even a nice profit involved.


 C2.2.Q3 QUEST: The Message
  Drop by Vatras down at the temple and he will have a rather rewarding little
  task for you. He wants you to seek out Isgaroth at the forrest temple on the
  road to the monastery and deliver a message. Doing so will let you pick one of
  three simple scrolls. Talk to Isgaroth for +150xp and a couple Extract of
  Healing potions, then return to tell Vatras you delivered the message safely
  for another +100xp. You'll also get the choice of another 3 rewards, A lump of
  ore if you're short, a King's Sorrel, and a Ring of Skill (+5 Dexterity).


 C2.2.S1 SIDEQUEST: A Second Prophecy
  Drop by our good friend Abuyin for a smoke and a second prophecy of things to
  come. Abuyin requires a bigger and bigger donation for his ramblings, but on
  the good side the experience recieved for his glimses also increase. The
  second prophecy costs 100 gold and nets you +300xp. Still no nudity in the
  foreseeable future though.


 C2.2.Q4 QUEST: A Sextant
  This quest is only availble if you joined the thieves guild. Return to the
  guild hideout in chapter 2 and talk to Ramirez and he will have this rather
  odd quest for you. You need to bring him a Sextant - an optical navigation
  tool for calculating latitudes at sea.

  This can be found at the earliest in chapter 2, at the stone dragon's
  treasure, and returned in the same chapter. Doing so can be quite risky
  though, so a more common approach is to get your hands on it later when you
  are stronger and will interact with the dragons. Normally, I return the
  sextant in chapter 5, netting you +200xp and 750 gold. Returning the sextant
  earlier can bring less xp as the minor quests seem to have a raising xp reward
  much like picking pockets, ie, the more the later the chapter.


C2.4 - ONAR'S FARM & LAND
Even though you're in Khorinis when chapter 2 starts, be sure to drop by Onar's
Farm and surrounding areas for some additional quests and items before heading
on to the Valley of Mines.


 C2.4.Q1 MERCENARY QUEST: Another Task
  Back at Onar's Farm after the chapter change, Torlof will grab you to let you
  know they have another task for you. This will be either one of the quests you
  didn't choose as your trial quest when joining the mercenaries. If you
  completed C1.4.Q11 Drive Away the Militia, you'll now get to do C1.4.Q12
  Collect the Rent and vice versa. Refer to those entries on how to complete the
  quest you have before you.


 C2.4.P1 MERCENARY POINT OF INTEREST: Medium Mercenary Armor
  Talk to Lee and ask for some better armor and he will sell you a Medium
  Mercenary Armor for 500 gold, if you completed "Another Task" above. You can
  also get this armor later in the Castle if you chip out 1000 gold to free
  Gorn, but you might as well get it now to brave the dangers ahead.


 C2.4.P2 POINT OF INTEREST: Sagitta's Stock
  At the start of chapter 2, pay Sagitta a visit and you'll see she now carries
  a King's Sorrel in stock you can buy. You can never have too many King
  Sorrels, yummy.


C1.7 - THE PASS
Just beyond the guarded door up by Bengar's farm is the pass to the Valley of
Mines. The pass is made up of two routes, both taking you into the Valley of
Mines at different locations. Besides being rather deserted and no herbs or
similar growing here, it's also guarded fiercly by Orcs. If you have done most
things you can in chapter 1 and find yourself around level 10-15 or above, you
should try the direct route. If you rather skip these battles or are not yet
ready to figth orcs, take the alternate route.


 C2.7.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: An Alternate Route
  Easy to overlook, but there is an alternate path to traversing the pass
  without having to fight through the hordes of orcs. If your level is around 10
  by this point, er even possibly lower, this is certainly the way to go.

  Just around the first bend, you can see an alcove in the steep mountain walls
  to your left. Move closer and you'll notice a small cave entrance that will
  take you up to the ledges you can see higher up above the pass. There's only
  some rats in the cave, but coming out topside you'll encounter a small camp of
  Goblins. There's also a half-buried chest here (combination: L-RR-L). Cross
  the narrow stonebridge over the pass and you'll encounter a pack of young
  wolves, as well as a chest by the dark mine entrance (combination: R-L-R-L).
  Walk into the mine shaft and before long you'll see the load screen and you'll
  exit into the old world at nightfall.

 C2.7.P2 POINT OF INTEREST: An Orc Camp
  If you choose not to use the alternate route and are feeling bold, continue
  through the pass. There's a slew of orc warriors guarding the pass though, so
  be careful. At the near end you'll also encounter a bottleneck where the Orcs
  have rolled in some large boulders and set up camp. You'll get your first
  encounter with an Orc Shaman here, or rather two actually - fierce creatures
  that can ruin any plan you had of luring the dumb orcs into one-on-one
  battles. The Orc Shamen will engulf you in fire spells from afar and have you
  running around screaming in flames until you burn out before long. Besides
  trying to not let them notice you, the best way of fighting them is really up
  close and personal where they will draw their melee weapon instead.

  Around the campfires and rocks, you can find a Mage Rune (Circle 1): Heal
  Light Wounds, a magic Ring of Stoneskin (Weapon AC +5) and some potions.
  There's also a scroll lying on the ground where you exit the pass.


C2.8 - THE VALLEY OF MINES
Notice that when you reach the end of either route from the pass, you will be
exited into the valley of mines at nighttime (midnight) no matter what time it
actually is when you enter. I first assumed this had to do with simulating
travel time, but it only happens the first time you traverse the loading point.
What it does however is put you in a very hostile territory in the middle of the
night, and nowhere close to sleep - be prepared to stumble around in the dark
for a while, and bring some torches or a few light scrolls as they really help.

Your main point of interest now should be to get into the Castle. The Valley is
made up of two areas for now, The Valley and Castle, and although you will
probably pick up some quests and points of interest before entering the castle,
you should really try to get within the castle first (see C2.9.P1 Getting into
the Castle) and then go on to explore the Valley itself. Just following the list
of things to do for this area in order of appearance will make no sense to you
whatsoever unless you visit the castle first and the corresponding area (11).

Shortly after where you exit from the alternate route you'll also get a video of
the Dragons attacking the castle.


 C2.8.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: Diego's Leather Bag
  Coming out into the valley from the direct route through the pass will exit
  you high in the hills leading down to the valley, at an old digger camp now
  overflown with water. There's an entourage of orcs here guarding this route,
  but make your way down to the bottom of the pit. Follow the small basin of
  water around the side and you will spot some old logs and debris lying there -
  on top of one of the logs is a bag named 'Full Leather Satchel', but when you
  pick it up it shows as 'Diego's Old Leather Bag' in your inventory. It
  contains a striking 2000 gold, but you better keep it as you found it as
  you'll later be sent out trying to find this bag (an encounter with Diego in
  chapter 3).

 C2.8.P2 POINT OF INTEREST: Teleport Rune: Valley of the Mines Pass
  Immediately after exiting into the valley of mines you'll spot a wooden bridge
  leading over the steep downwards trail to your left. Across this bridge are
  some caved in mine entrances, and some barrels crowded near one of them. On
  one of the barrels is your first Teleport rune 'Valley of the Mines Pass' -
  usable by any guild and will take you to this exact location when used. It
  will only work within the valley of mines though. A first of many runes to
  come that will ease your travels a lot, so cherish it.


 C2.8.P3 POINT OF INTEREST: A Dead Paladin & Rune
  Wether you entered from the main pass or the side entrance, you should find
  yourself at the top of a steep hill soon enough. Off to the right side of the
  road, by a broken down cart, is a Dragon Snapper chewing on the remains of a
  paladin. If you dispatch the dragon snapper and search his remains you'll find
  the first Paladin rune Holy Light - useful later if you currently belong to
  the militia, otherwise it fetches a pretty penny.


 C2.8.Q1 QUEST: Bad News
  Follow the winding mountain road down into the valley and you should come
  across Jergan before long. He was sent out from the castle just recently to
  look for survivors after the dragon attack, and he seems to already have found
  the dead paladin we knicked the Holy Light rune from. It turns out this
  paladin was the brother of a certain Oric you will later meet in the castle,
  and Jergan ask if you could convey his fate to the brother. Oric is Garond's
  strategic advisor and can be found with Garond in the planning room. Telling
  him the bad news will net you +75xp.


 C2.8.P4 POINT OF INTEREST: An Underwater Cave
  Coming out from the path just west of where you met Jergan, you should see a
  big squarish hunk of a dark cliff that extends halfway into the river. Swim
  over to the small sandbank in the river with the two lurkers on it and walk to
  the end facing the cliff. Continue walking into the river towards the dark
  cliff and when you start to swim, dive. You should barerly make out a small
  tunnel in the cliff at the riverbed. Inside this hollow cliff is a small patch
  of sand to one side with some herbs, some coins in a bag and a scroll of
  Transform: Dragon Snapper - useful if you plan on sneaking past the orcs with
  a wee bit o' deceptive magic.


 C2.8.P5 POINT OF INTEREST: Den's Body
  If you break off from the road down from the mountains to the right along the
  cliffs, just as you come down near the river, and then follow the cliffside a
  bit further, you'll soon spot a body clad in Militia armor lying dead on the
  ground. This is Den, a resident of the Castle who recently ran off with their
  cashbox and tried to make it to the pass. Search his pockets and you can
  continue his bold adventure yourself with the contents of that cashbox.

  200 gold, a gold necklace, a gold and a silver ring, a silver candlestick and
  an old coin. Pay Brutus back the 200 gold if you wish later (C2.9.Q2) and keep
  the rest.


 C2.8.P6 POINT OF INTEREST: A Nest of Dragon Snappers
  Further along the cliffside from where you found Den's Body, you can spot some
  more dragonsnappers at the bottom of a steep hillside. The hill continues up
  into the mountains before it breaks off to the left, and you should see more
  dragonsnappers up there. At the very end of this steep hill you can find a
  small adobe in the cliff with an Elixir of Dexterity, but it is not taken
  lightly. All in all there are 8 Dragon Snappers, so make sure you know how to
  fight them.


 C2.8.S1 SIDEQUEST: Paladin Marcos' Ore
  The first and most easily accessible of the three digger groups you have to
  find - one of three steps to the C2.9.Q4 quest Diggers and Ore.

  Wether you traverse the valley in a killing spree, or use a sense of stealth
  and avoidance, learn to use the map nevertheless. It's a bit tricky giving
  proper directions with words alone, so get to know the map and pay attention
  to where you are on it for the other quests and points of interest you recieve
  as these will function like map directions. Also be sure to get the map from
  Garond where the mines are marked or you'll never find them.

  On to the first camp - wich is the one located furthest to the northwest along
  the mountainridge where you first encountered the dragonsnapper hive
  (C2.8.P2). Almost as far as the snowy region. It appears to be a lot of caves
  and valleys along this ridge on the map, but the map is old and they probably
  all caved in. There is a small forrest area on the way there, with the road
  leading through it, but this is guarded by orcs. Following the mountainside is
  a safer route. A good tip would be to learn how to combat snappers and
  dragonsnappers if you haven't already.

  At the camp, 2 paladins are guarding the two entrances in the wall, and they
  will probably already be under attack by critters by the time you get there -
  help out or hurry inside. It's a fairly small mine and you shouldn't have any
  problem finding the head miner Grimes. Dire news however, Grimes tells you how
  Marcos thougth storing the little ore they had at the mine was becoming too
  risky and decided to bring it back to the castle. Instead of taking a direct
  route, he was going to trail around and approach the castle from the west.

  And this is where our hunt begins. Marcos isn't far away and almost made it to
  the castle, but you still need to track him down. Start by heading out the
  other gate from where you came in - a pack of snappers will have regrouped now
  and is assaulting the camp once again. Help out or leave it to the paladins.
  On top of the hill you should see the snowy mountains and the frozen river
  Grimes mentioned, as well as a bridge passing over it. On the other side of
  the bridge is the first clue, a dead man-at-arms (militia). From there, locate
  a second bridge and cross it. Nearby is a small camp of bandits and loafers
  that Marcos and the entourage must have passed through - look for a few clues
  around their camp, inluding some ore you can take.

  Follow the path through the bandit camp into more flourishing surroundings and
  find a couple dead convicts too. You should see a hut in a clearing ahead with
  a telltale redish brick roof, so you're almost there. Marcos can be found in a
  cave behind the hut, guarding his 4 crates of magic ore. Talk to him to get
  his report about the escape and a quest involving getting some more help to
  guard the ore. Also pull out your map and see the red roof cabin displayed on
  the map for future reference.


 C2.8.P7 POINT OF INTEREST: The Waterfall
  Just below the wooden bridge where you cross the frozen riven in search for
  Marcos, is a large waterfall just where the ice breaks. Hidden behind this
  waterfall is a larger cave with plenty of mushrooms, a transformation scroll
  and a chest (combination: R-L). There's also a Lurker in here.


 C2.8.S2 SIDEQUEST: Geppert & Kervo
  Next to the waterfall with the cave behind it, you can see a larger pack of
  Lurkers milling about a cave in the cliffside with lights coming from it. This
  is the makeshift home of two escaped convicts, Geppert and Kervo. Kervo is
  scared to death by all the lurkers outside, and will gladly give you a lump of
  ore he stole if you can dispatch them.

  Kervo mentions 5 lurkers outside the cave, but there really seems to be 6 of
  them. In total there are 12 lurkers in the area, outside the cave, close by on
  the other side of the river and near the waterfall cave. Wether you need to
  only dispatch the immediate 5 outside the cave or all of them is uncertain,
  but doing so will net you +200xp and the lump of ore.

  There's also an abandoned orc tent here, with a Goblin Berry growing inside.


 C2.8.Q2 QUEST: Help for Marcos
  Once found, Marcos will beg you to report back to the castle with the
  situation on his expeditions magic ore, and request some help to guard it.
  Returning to the castle and explaining the circumstances to Garond nets you
  +200xp and completes this quest. Don't forget to drop in on Marcos again when
  he has recieved his additional men, for another +150xp


 C2.8.P8 POINT OF INTEREST: An Amulet of Strength
  Close to the red cabin where you found Marcos there's a swamp - we won't touch
  on this yet as it contains a rather angry overgrown lizard you'll get to deal
  with later, but if you feel you're strong enough, there's some treasure to be
  had in the swamp still. There's a slew of Lizardmen and bloodflies here too,
  as well as some Swampsharks.

  Continue down the path going past the red cabin and the road will split in two
  leading into the swamp - take the right path and you won't have to deal with 2
  lizardmen at once. Both paths lead into a large swamp basin surrounded by
  cliffs, close to the Dragon. However, in this first swamp area, there's a
  broken tree along the far side, where someone met their fate long ago - look
  for a skeleton sprawled on a tree stump. You might have to circle the lumps
  and roots here to find it as it's not visible coming in. On the skeleton is a
  rusty axe and a nice Amulet of Strength +15.


 C2.8.S3 SIDEQUEST: Olav's Demise
  Heading out straight SE from the castle, down the ramp and in line with the
  broken down bridge, you should see a ridge with a few orc tents and the road
  breaking off up a slight slope to the SW behind it. The road reaches a dump
  with a mountain overhang, where you should see a pack of wolves festering
  around a crevice in the mountainside. In this cavelike hole is a stonewall and
  a small room behind it, where an unlucky fellow by the name of Olav met his
  demise to the wolfpack.

  On him is a bag of coins named "Olav's Bag", but I've discovered no use for
  this other than a sort of proof Olav is dead - you'll meet his friend later
  on. There's also a chest here with some coin and generic items (combination:
  LL-RR), but more importantly a Third Circle Rune of Fear - handy if you're a
  mage.

  With Olav's Bag in your inventory, you can tell Bilgot (In Fajeth's mine camp,
  C2.8.S5) what happened for +75xp, then pocket the 25 gold inside.


 C2.8.P9 POINT OF INTEREST: A Cliffside Cave
  Passing by the cave where the body of Olav was found, to your left is a very
  rough block like cliffwall. Halfway up this odd cliff is a hidden cave, but
  it's not accessible from here. To reach it, you need to follow the path up and
  break to the left of the steep mountain spire, past the fire lizards a bit,
  then drop out from a hole in the wooden fence down to the ledge below and
  follow that a few drops more. The cave shouldn't be hard to find once you know
  it's there. Inside is another Ring of Force (+5 Strength) - you can use two of
  these at the same time.


 C2.8.S4 SIDEQUEST: Paladin Silvestro's Ore
  Silvestro and Fajeth have their camps very close together, so you'll probably
  be touching in on both in the same run. Since the safest route leads you past
  Silvestro's camp first, we start there. As with the other miner camps here, it
  doesn't really matter how you get to them, as all you have to do is follow the
  red X's on Garond's Mine Map, but for the purpose of giving atleast some
  direction for the more stealthy, start from the castle and head SE past the
  broken stonebridge - there's plenty of orcs around, but this way you can
  probably pass them or take down a few from the ramp to make a clear path.
  There's a road heading SE, visible on the map. Follow it SE a bit til you see
  a ridge with some tents on it south. The road will break off sharply to the SW
  and follow up a short slope behind this ridge.

  Further south-west, still on the road, it passes under a mountain overhang and
  you can see some wolves milling about. There's a cave and small room here you
  should investigate further (See C2.8.S3 Olav's Demise).

  Continue following the dirt road up around a bend where it climbs steep.
  There's more wolves and even some lizards here you should be able to dispatch
  of quickly by now. Next is a real mess of road intersections, but look for a
  short wooden fence and take the path right next to it - it will continue down
  a crevice and then split off again. Keep to the left up a hill and you should
  spot some wooden barricades right away, and probably a pack of 4 wolves racing
  towards their next meal.

  This is Silvestro's Mine camp, and something is surerly amiss here. The ground
  is littered with bones and the mine entrance doesn't look too inviting. We
  have to investigate further anyhow though, so fire up a light scroll or a
  torch and brave yourself for a nest of minecrawlers.

  The mine entrance is littered with dead paladins and convicts, and the first
  minecrawler encounter. The mine from here breaks of both left and right - it
  stops short to the left with only a chest as some mushrooms (combination: RR).
  To the right, there's no more torches and nearly completly dark opening up to
  more cavelike surroundings. The first room has more bodies and 3 minecrawlers,
  while the second down has 4 minecrawlers. Among these you will also find the
  body of Silvestro. On him is a note explaining how they were about to break
  into a new cave structure, but Silvestro had a bad precognition about it and
  sent the ore they already had away with Diego and a couple guards. That solved
  so far, you can continue into the last chamber for another 2 minecrawlers and
  a minecrawler warrior - there's also some treasure in the last room here,
  including a gold casket, a black pearl and also some minecrawler plates and
  minecrawler mandibles.

  We have to track down Diego then - he can't have gotten far. Head back the
  road you came, to the mess of intersections. Now take the first right turn
  from where you came up from "Olav's Demise". Follow this road swinging around
  a plane of broken boulders and bloodflies until you see some wolfs chewing on
  a dead knight. There's two dead knights here up the path to your right if you
  look closer - the two guards following Diego and the ore. Head up the path and
  find Diego's makeshift campsite and his story about the events at the mine.
  Diego has the 4 crates of ore tucked away in a small cave behind the campsite,
  along with a couple potions too. Diego's Gold bag you found earlier cannot be
  used yet, so keep on to it. Now you have enough information about Silvestro's
  expedition to finnish this part, so if you want a quick rest you can teleport
  back to the castle. Otherwise you can head off to Fajeth's camp, just little
  further down the crossroads outside Silvestro's camp.

  Returning to Garond and informing him of the events that took place at
  Silvestro's camp, and where Diego keeps the ore, nets you +300xp.


 C2.8.P10 POINT OF INTEREST: A Lone Sorrel
  In Diego's campsite, notice the 'path' spiraling upwards around the round pit?
  To the right of the small cave entrance, you can climb onto this path and
  follow it spiraling upwards. On top, you should come out on a small overlook
  with a great view of the castle and valley. A lone King's Sorrel grows on this
  plateu.


 C2.8.S5 SIDEQUEST: Paladin Fajeth's Ore
  Fajeth's mine is very close to Silvestro's mine - at the crossroads where you
  first spotted the wooden barricades of Silvestro's mine, head right instead
  and you should see Fajeth's mine and camp in no time. There are snappers
  roaming the area here though, so be careful.

  Fajeth can be found at the end of the camp, so go get your information on the
  ore. Things are never easy though, and Fajeth won't let you have what you came
  for before you help the camp with a band of preying snappers that have the men
  terrified. Everyone else is tied up or too shaken up, so it has to be you,
  naturally. This will give you the quest "Snapper Hunt" and you have to finnish
  it (See C2.8.Q3) in order to learn how many chests of ore Fajeth has.

  Also have a chat with Tengron for another quest, and bump into Bilgot for the
  Olav's Demise sidequest. You can then return to the castle again and inform
  Garond of the situation with Fajeth, for another +300xp.


 C2.8.Q3 QUEST: Snapper Hunt
  Talk to Fajeth at his camp and you are literary charged with the task of
  hunting down the snappers that prey on the scrappers at the mine camp. You can
  talk to Fed, the head scrapper in the mine and learn how Bilgot watches the
  snappers at night and might know a thing or two about them. You can also have
  a chat with Jengar here, the scout you first met coming down from the pass -
  he can teach you how to remove claws from the snappers if you have the points
  to spend.

  Talking to Bilgot about the snappers will make it evident that there is more
  to these snappers than is readily appearant. Bilgot knows they have a leader,
  and taking out this one would probably disperse the rest. That is really what
  this quest is about, defeating the snapper leader, and not actually hunting
  them all down. However, Bilgot is looking for a way out of the camp and offer
  to exchange the information he has if you can escort him to safety. There
  seems to be no other way around this, so agree to his terms and he'll tell you
  about the Pack Leader. Also not you are given the "Bilgots Curse" quest you
  can finnish later.

  Once you have spoken to Bilgot about the snapper leader, it will appear close
  by - by the old watch tower as Bilgot says. Walk up to and face Fajeth and
  you'll see a one story watch tower not far up the hill behind him. Head up
  there and kill the 'Pack Leader' snapper, and be sure to pick up the 'Leader
  of the Pack's Claws' that it drops (See C1.2.Q26). There are plenty other
  snappers around for you to kill too, some of wich appears after you've gotten
  the Snapper Hunt quest. There's a total of 6 snappers outside the camp
  barricades, and another 3 up on the cliff overlooking the camp, but you really
  only have to kill the leader if you want the quickest sollution.

  Return to Fajeth for +200xp and the wanted information on their mining
  progress for Garond.

  MERCENARY: Since mercenaries work for gold, you can have Fajeth pay you 100
  gold to hunt down the snappers.


 C2.8.Q4 QUEST: Tengron's Ring
  Seems everyone at Fajeth's camp is on edge, including Tengron guarding the
  mine entrance. Tengron is eager to hear of news from the castle, and when you
  tell him of the bleak outlook down there, Tengron will be even more
  distressed. He asks if you would take a special ring of his and give it to his
  best friend down in the castle, in case he meet his fate here at the mine.
  Agree to do so and will give you the ring, a Ring of Life (+5 Max HitPoints),
  to give to Udar.

  Return the ring to Udar the next time you visit the castle for +150xp. Udar is
  the crossbow man standing watch over the rift in the castle wall and the ram.


 C2.8.Q5 QUEST: Bilgots Curse
  Once you have completed the Snapper Hunt, you can make do on your promise to
  help Bilgot to safety. Talk to him and tell him to get ready - he will be
  grouped to you and follow you wherever you go. Bilgot has to be escorted all
  the way to Valley of Mines Pass (almost to the point where the teleport rune
  takes you), and this might not be the easiest yet, depending on how much of a
  path you have cleared. Since you're already at Fajeth's camp you most likely
  have the path all the way down to the SE corner of the castle cleared, so it
  shouldn't be a problem escorting him safely there just backtracking, but you
  can't have Bilgot stop and wait, so be sure you have a safely enough route
  ready. Bilgot can fight, but is very weak and have little in the way of
  hitpoints. Wolves and Bloodflies shouldn't be a problem for him, but anything
  bigger and he's sure to bite it.

  The safest route seems to be to clear both the SE and NE corner of the castle
  - most likely where you first came in to the castle by following the river
  around as Jergan suggested. Bring Bilgot down to the castle along the road you
  came, then down to the river and follow it back around to the mountain path
  you came down from. Bilgot has no trouble jumping, wading or swimming, so
  don't worry about it. Bring him up the mountain path towards the pass, and
  right before the wooden bridge he'll thank you for you trouble and head up to
  the pass entrance. This will net you +300xp.


 C2.8.P11 POINT OF INTEREST: Snowy Area & Life Elixirs
  Still in chapter 2, for the strong and explorative types, there's still a lot
  of loot and experience to be had around the areas with the dragons. You won't
  get to interact with the dragons just yet, so stay clear of them as they are
  'immortal' and quite dangerous to you. However, nothing wrong with scoping out
  the areas in advance. One such area is the frozen fort area in the vicinity of
  the ice/snow dragon.

  You can get to this area simply by checking the white snowy area on your map,
  further west from the first mining site (Grimes & Marcos). Trail up as you
  would looking for Marcos, but break off when you see the ice and snow and you
  should soon see 2 Ice Golems guarding an icy arch - this is the entrance to
  the snowy area, and is full of Lizardmen, Ice Golems, Ghost Lights, and a very
  overgrown white lizard.

  Besides the dragon in a large icy cave to the leftside, there's a fort-like
  structure with some buildings, barricades, a watch-tower and similar, slowly
  hindering your progress up towards this valley. In the first building you can
  enter there's a bed you can get some rest in. On the roof of this building is
  a chest (combination: L-R) with a Elixir of Life (+15 max HP), but it's not
  easily accessible just yet. Look above the barricades and the building to a
  high wooden watch tower. Getting on top of the first roofs requires either to
  climb this watchtower, or jumping from the barricades to the left. Getting
  into the watchtower can seem a bit tricky at first, but is quite possible if
  you position yourself a little to the right of the opening against the
  supporting woodwork beneath it, then jump and turn slightly to the left - you
  should grab hold of the ledge in the opening and climb in. Inside the
  watchtower is yet another Elixir of Life, lying on the floor in the dark.
  Following through the watch-tower and around lets you jump down on the roof on
  the first building.

  Other points of interest in this area is a Goblin Berry on the far side of the
  lake with an Ice Golem, and a couple Ice Golems guarding a big nasty two-
  hander axe and a second teleport rune (Valley of the Mines) if you missed the
  first.


 C2.8.P12 POINT OF INTEREST: Ambush!
  In the snowcovered forrest before entering the the snowy mountain hills
  (C2.8.P11), there's a deep lake at the end with some sunken buildings. Follow
  this lake until it meets the steep mountainside and you will come across two
  odd neighbours living in two caves next to eachother. In the first, a band of
  tough bandits live, and some black goblins occupy the next up along the
  mountainside.

  If you dispatch the black goblins outside their cave, and then sneak a peak at
  their loot in a chest there (combination L-R), you'll suddenly hear the warcry
  of an Orc Warrior and 4 additional black goblins that was lying in wait for
  you.


 C2.8.P13 POINT OF INTEREST: Mage Rune of Ice Arrow
  From the archway into the snowy area (C2.10.P11) where you first encountered
  the two Ice Golems, there's a steep path climbing the mountainside up and
  above the two caves (C2.8.P12) to the left. Some herbs grow along the path,
  and further into the mountains is a cave of dragon snappers. Keep following
  the path however and you'll end up high in the mountains overlooking the
  castle again. There is a whole slew of Skeletons guarding this pass, but once
  past you should find yourself overlooking a semi-circle of stones around an
  altar (See C2.8.P14).

  From this altar and stone circle, you should see a small pass next to the
  mountain trail you came from - this path between a couple trees and two more
  skeletons should take you out on a greenish ledge high up and overlooking the
  lake below. Lying to the side here is a second circle mage rune of Ice Arrow.

  You can reach this area easily from the other side, but explaining how was
  less confusing going over the mountain path from the snowy arch.


 C2.8.P14 POINT OF INTEREST: A Stone Circle & Elixir of Spirit
  Following the same path as in C2.10.P13 you should come across this stone
  circle in no time. Besides a Goblin Berry growing in the shade of the standing
  stones, behind the altar is a downwards slope into an old tomb. Currently
  occupying the tomb is a Skeleton Mage with a hostess of skeletons, and what
  appears to be a small library of arcane arts. There's a couple chests here
  with generic content, an alchemist table and some potions lying around, but
  the point of interest is really the skeleton mage itself. It acts as any other
  skeleton mage and doesn't seem to be anything out of the ordinary - do check
  it's body after it's killed though, as this particular skeleton mage has an
  inventory unlike it's regular counterparts. In it's rags you'll find an Elixir
  of Spirit (+10 MaxMana) and an amulet you'll need in a later chapter, namely
  'Angar's Magic Amulet' giving +10 MaxMana when worn.


 C2.8.P15 POINT OF INTEREST: A Skinny Shadowbeast & Elixir of Strength
  Opposite of the stone altar and circle (C2.8.P13), along the mountainside to
  the north, is a large cave partially obscured by some trees and roots. Watch
  out though, it's guarded by 2 Skeltons and a rather striking undead Skeleton
  Shadowbeast. Inside the cave you can see a dark stonewall with an opening in
  and a small room behind. An Elixir or Strength can be found in a dark corner
  here.


 C2.8.P16 POINT OF INTEREST: A Bold Hunter
  Follow the ram down from the castle and head towards the palisade. Following
  the wooden palisade until it ends in a cliff and a small pond, break right and
  follow the hill upwards. At the top of this hill is a small mountain path
  leading further up into the mountains, but right below it is a ledge where you
  can find Gestath the hunter. He hunts the dangerous creatures no one else will
  hunt and wears a remarkable armor. Ask him about it and you'll learn how he
  had it made from Minecrawler plates by Wolf at Onar's Farm.

  You can return and ask wolf about this armor for a quest here in chapter 2 if
  you want, but getting this requires you to know the hunting skill remove
  crawlerplates. The armor itself is fairly useless as you will come across
  better armors very soon, if you don't already wear one way better than this.
  See C3.4.Q5 for more info.


 C2.8.P17 POINT OF INTEREST: Demon's Lair & Life Elixirs
  Continuing further up into the mountains from where you met Gestath (C2.8.P16)
  and you are well on your way to the Stone Dragon - you won't get to figth him
  now, so no worries, but a short visit to the old castle migth yield some nice
  treasures. It's not really possible to go wrong here, so just follow the
  upwards mountain path, fighting your way through hordes of lizardmen, until
  you come to a bridge crossing the rapid river below. You can see the old
  castle looming high above, with even further mountain paths going up to the
  base.

  You will also encounter you first Harpies here, flying nasty creatures that
  can be difficult to beat unless you have a bow or crossbow handy. Once you get
  up to the first plateu, you'll see a doorway in the castlewall. Enter it -
  this is the ground floor of the castle, with another floor above it you have
  to reach from outside. On the ground floor however, in the back going through
  a series of dark rooms, you'll come to a library-looking room whith shelves of
  books lining a full wall. There are also two harpys in here, and an alchemist
  table. Look to the left of the alchemist table for a lever - one that will
  push one of the bookcases aside to reveal a secret room.

  Careful, the secret room is inhabited by a Demon. These nasty creatures hit
  for several hundred hitpoints and can be very tricky to bring down unless you
  have the power and guile to strike it hard and quickly. On a shelf in here is
  an Elixir of Life, and in one of the chests (combination: L-RR-L-R-LL-R) is a
  second Elixir of Life. There's also a bed here should you need a rest later
  before fighting the dragon living further up the mountain.


 C2.8.P18 POINT OF INTEREST: Ancient Demon Tower
  Further up north from Paladin Fajeth's camp (C2.8.S5) you can see a large
  looming dark tower, very similar to the one you started out in. This is
  Xardas' old tower from Gothic 1, but now named 'Ancient Demon Tower' - I
  wonder why? It could be a small hint towards what has taken up residence in
  the tower.

  Cross the small swamplake and make your way up to the other side of the tower
  and you will the entrance. The layout is almost identical to Xardas' new tower
  so finding your way should be easy. Occupying the first floor is a Demon,
  guarded by a small army of goblin skeletons - behind it on a wooden bench is
  an Elixir of Spirit (+10 MaxMana), and a Mastersword is lying on a shelf here.
  On the top floor, on the center table, is also a third rune for the valley -
  Teleport to Ancient Demon Tower, that could help you get around a bit more
  easy.


 C2.8.P19 POINT OF INTEREST: A Ring of Dexterity
  Following the road going up and around the 'Ancient Demon Tower', there's
  first a Dragonroot growing next to the tower, on your right. The path winds
  past a deep lake set against the mountains - follow this around to the far
  side and look for bloodtracks. Among the bloodfly remains here you can find a
  very nice Ring of Dexterity, giving +10 Dexterity when worn.


C2.9 - THE CASTLE
In this cursed valley, about the only place for a little sleep and provisions is
inside the castle. This is also where you'll get your assignments and where you
return to regularily after exploration trips. You can find another teleport rune
here for quick return to the castle when you have completed a task, so use it as
your base of operations for now.


 C2.9.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: Getting into the Castle
  There are multiple ways into the castle - or rather, multiple ways of reaching
  the single entrance to the castle. The front gates are securly locked, and
  jumping up and down outside yelling at the paladins on the other side won't
  help you. The entrance you want can be found on the opposite side - on the
  'backside' of the castle. Since you have no map of the Valley yet, that would
  be on the shortside of the castle, or the leftside just as you come off the
  winding mountain path down from the pass. You should see the castle at the
  bottom of the path, and the entrance is to the far left side.

  Jergan suggests following the river downstream and come up behind the castle,
  wich is what we're going to do for now. Know that the entire area is teeming
  with monsters, and most notably orcs lining the entire castle walls. Orcs
  shouldn't pose much of a problem to you at this point if you went through
  chapter 1 thouroghly, but what you have here is often whole groups of them
  with 3-4 orcs, an elite and an orc shaman or two - wich can be your end really
  quick.

  The brutish approach would be to follow the river left and around, fighting
  what critters you come across, then make a measured approach at the left
  corner - you can lure 1-2 orcs away from the camps here and dispatch them that
  way, but expect to spend some healing potions when you enter battle with two
  or more. Your goal is the big wooden structure, a big battering ram - now
  broken down and can be climbed to reach the a rift in the wall.

  Reaching this ramp is what you will be doing no matter what, but there are a
  couple passive ways of doing so too. One is simply being faster than the orcs,
  by downing a speed potion or chewing on some snapperweed. Another passive way
  is to use a scroll of transformation, into something the orc won't pay
  attention to, like a wolf, snapper, or similar. As long as you can make it on
  to the ramp, you're home free and the orcs will abandon pursuit.


 C2.9.P2 POINT OF INTEREST: Castle Transport Rune
  Just inside in the castlegrounds, to your left, is a small chapel. On a table
  on top the upward stairs, you'll find another transport rune. This rune will
  drop you in the middle of the castle grounds when used.


 C2.9.Q1 QUEST: Meat
  Talk to Parlaf, the smith's hand by the small smithy during daytime and you
  can learn how little food there is to go around and how Engor the provisioner
  has just recently cut down rations yet again. Bring the matter up with Engor
  and you can offer to help out.

  Engor needs you to bring him atleast two dozen pieces of meat - any meat. By
  now you should have tons of meat on you, but it would be silly giving away 24
  pieces of ham if you have. Engor will accept Raw Meat, Fried Meat, Sausages
  and Hams, but will also take them from you in the reverse order. That is,
  don't say you have the meat if you have any hams or sausages as he'll just
  take what you have and expect you to deliver more of the same until you have
  given him 24 of it. Rather drop your other foodstuffs on the ground (dropped
  from inventory, you can drop an infinite number of the same item in one go and
  also pick them up in one go again later) and don't worry about the germs. You
  can get away with giving Engor 24 pieces of raw meat that will net you +150xp
  and Parlaf's devotion.


 C2.9.Q2 QUEST: Gold for Brutus
  Brutus is the resident torturer and resides in the furthermost tower left of
  the main gate. He can train your strength if you complete this little task for
  him, but only up to 60. Seems his associate Den ran away earlier trying to
  make it to the pass - not that Brutus cares. What matters is that Den also
  took the cashbox with him. In it were atleast 200 gold Brutus really wants
  back, and demands that you either go find the cashbox or pay him out of your
  pocket.

  If you haven't already, you will surerly find Den later (See C2.8.P5 Den's
  Body), so you might as well chip out the gold now, even though you might be
  too strong for Brutus to train you. This quest nets you +75xp either way.


 C2.9.Q3 QUEST: Rescue Gorn
  Wether you are a Mercenary, Mage or Paladin, rescuing Gorn will net you some
  experience in exchange for gold. Learn from Milten or Brutus that the paladins
  are holding Gorn locked up in the dungeon, and then talk to Garond to pay his
  dues and release for 1000 gold. I haven't found a way around this, and don't
  think there is, as everything points to the dungeon being securly locked up
  and the guard in front of it never sleeps.

  Paying the ransom will give you the key to the dungeon (left of the main gate)
  and you'll find Gorn holed up in the innermost cell to the right. Freeing him
  will net you +500xp.

  MERCENARY: When you free Gorn and talk to him in the cell, he will also hand
  you a Medium Mercenary Armor for free - sell it if you already bougth it from
  Lee at the start of chapter 2.


 C2.9.P3 PALADIN POINT OF INTEREST: Heavy Militia Armor
  When you belong to the militia, Engor the provisioner let's you know he has
  some Heavy Militia Armor for sale for 2500 gold you can buy. Besides looking
  quite nice, it's a very nice armor well worth it's gold at this point.


 C2.9.Q4 QUEST: Diggers and Ore
  Since you're here to get proof of the dragons, it isn't simply enough just
  running out and spotting one. You remember what happened last time you told
  someone you knew of dragons? The only thing that will satisfy Hagen is written
  proof, from Commander Garond. And that doesn't come without a whole slew of
  complications either, naturally. By now you know why the paladins have come to
  the Valley of Mines too - to dig magic ore they have to ship back to the
  mainland, to forge magic swords in the fight against the orcs there.

  Speak to Garond in the main hall in the castle and you will hear of the groups
  of diggers sent out to dig ore, but no word has yet to reach the castle.
  Garond understands the importance of reporting back to Hagen, but won't let
  you have the written proof you need before you do him a 'little' favour. You
  are to seek out each of the three teams of diggers and get a tally of how much
  ore they have mined so far, then report each of the findings back to Garond.

  The three teams are each led by a paladin, Marcos, Fajeth and Silvestro, as
  well as crews of diggers and prisoners. Each of the mines these camps can be
  found are outside the castle, so consult the 3 sidequests in the Valley of
  Mines section - "C2.10.S1 Paladin Marcos' Ore", "C2.8.S4 Paladin Silvestro's
  Ore" and "C2.8.S5 Paladin Fajeth's Ore".

  Note that this is the majority of the plot in chapter 2 and probably what you
  will spend the most time on. Valley of Mines is still a large area with a lot
  of exploring to do and monsters to kill, but you don't need to do this yet
  unless you're dying to. It's quite possible to complete this quest in an
  orderly fashion with stealth and tactics instead of laying waste to everything
  that moves.

  When "Diggers and Ore" is complete, you'll recieve +500xp and a written letter
  to take to Lord Hagen. This will also mark the end of chapter 2 in a way,
  since as soon as you exit the valley chapter 3 will begin. If you plan on
  heading back to the new world to spend some learning points or similar, and
  still stay in chapter 2, be sure to wait with finnishing this quest. There's
  also the point of a lot of things happening back in the new world in chapter 3
  also, so consider yourself informed.

  Of the three camps, I feel "Paladin Marco's Ore" is the easiest to begin with
  as it's fairly easy to get to and doesn't involve too many orcs on the way.
  Another higly useful item you should get a hold of here is a map - Garond will
  give you a map of the valley with the 3 mines marked on, but you won't be able
  to pull it up like a regular region map (M), so consider getting a map from
  Engor or stealing one from the chest in the main hall.

  MERCENARY: You can get paid 500 gold to do this task for Garond if you press
  the issue.

  PALADIN: Tell Garond you need some gear for a task such as this, and you have
  the option to get some free stuff from Tandor. You probably already have way
  better gear, but there's some arrows or bolts in it if you want.


 C2.9.P4 POINT OF INTEREST: Robbing the Castle
  Although the paladins are very poor and worse for wear, there's still some
  locked chests, off-limits room and other items of interest in the castle. A
  skillful thief should never let a chance pass by anyway.

  You can start by going up the ramp in the back of where Engor has his
  provisions. On top of the ramp is a bedroom and an open chest with a very nice
  bow, an Ash Bow (40/50). At the far end of this room is another door leading
  to the short walkway above the hallway below - be sure to sneak here, or Engor
  will spot you going into his room on the other side of the door here.
  Actually, sneaking around and stealing in the castle is extraordinary
  difficult - first because if you get caught or noticed, the paladins and
  people who live here will immediately draw their weapons and come for you.
  There's nothing you can do, no one to pay a fine to or anything here, so don't
  get caugth. At all. A good rule is to really save before attempting any
  looting in the castle, as secondly, you might even be caught without knowing
  or hearing it. This way you might sneak around for a while, save accidentally,
  only to find out there's a lynchmob waiting for you outside that immediately
  attacks.

  No risk, no reward though, so let's get back to the task at hand. Across the
  hallway is Engor's room - inside you'll find a key on a shelf, marked "The
  Second Door" and a name "Gomez" inscribed on it. There's also an open chest
  here. Back to the sleeping chamber where you found the ash bow, there's a
  hallway leading towards the main gate. Keep going this way and you'll end up
  on the roof of part of the main gate that was ruined in the dragon attack.
  There's a chest here (combination: R-LLL-R-L), a scroll, and even a Light Fish
  from Halvor containing a lockpick.

  From the broken roof, drop down to the wall below with the guard, and see how
  the convicts are busy repairing the castle. There's an open chest here with
  the convicts, and some potions lying around. Continue back the way you came,
  only on the first floor now and you end up in a leftmost tower to the
  maingate. There's a locked chest here with a lump of ore (combination: L-R-L-
  R-LL)

  Now onto the paladins themselves and the main castle building. Head up the
  ramp in the back to either side and notice the sole guard looking out over the
  main hallway. There's four rooms here, one above the chef's kitchen, one above
  the dark opposite room going into the throne room, and two rooms facing the
  outer walls of the castle. Start with the room to the right of the guard, but
  be very careful here. You have to sneak already when opening the doors, then
  sneak into the rooms and close the doors again for comfort. It seems a bit
  buggy even, as the sole guard will hardly ever notice you, but Garond and the
  paladins in the throne room below often spots you...through the ceiling and
  whatnot.

  The room to the rigth of the guard has another doorkey on a table, marked "Key
  to the First Room" and also the name "Gomez" on it. There's a chest here with
  the combination: R-LL-R-L. This is Parcival's chambers. If you also plan to
  mug the goody paladins, Parcival will be sleeping here at night (+240xp).

  Next we'll do the opposite room, to the left of the guard. This is probably
  Garond's chambers, but he is never there as he always sits on the throne.
  However, this room has extra security during the night, with a knight standing
  guard right outside the room. There's two chests in this chamber, the first
  near the door (combination: R-LLLLLL) and one by the bed (combination: RRRRRR)

  The first door on the opposite wall, right behind the guard, leads to Oric's
  chambers. There is a potion and some foodstuffs in here, on the shelves or in
  the open chest. Oric is sleeping here during nighttime (+300xp).

  Last is the door next to Oric's. This door is initially locked, but the key
  "First Door" you found in Parcival's room unlocks it. Inside is a chest
  (combination: L-RR-LLL-R) and on the table is a note. Reading this note nets
  you +75xp and teaches you about the Bloodfly stingers (an addon appears in
  General Information - Specials) and how humans can grow resistant to the mild
  poison and use the stingers for healing purposes instead. After you've learnt
  this, you can eat bloodfly stingers for a complete heal.

  There's also a second door in here, unlocked with the "Second Door" key you
  found in Engor's quarters. Just opening this door can be rather buggy as
  there's a great chance Garond on the throne directly below you will notice
  you. Sometimes it even seems impossible to get this door open without being
  noticed, but I have done it on several occasions. If there are some parameters
  somewhere that decide wether you are noticed, or plain just buggy, I don't
  know. If you are hopelessly stuck getting this door open, there's a 'last
  resort' way of getting through, and that is to let yourself be noticed and
  just take the punishment coming to you. Everyone in the castle that is either
  alarmed or rallied by Garond will give you a beating, but won't kill you, take
  your weapon, or steal your gold. This way, if all else fails, you can just
  take the beatings so they get it out of the system. The only way around this
  bug that I know of.

  Behind the door however, through a small hallway, you end up in a dark chamber
  directly above Brutus. There's a chest here with a trap (combination: L-R-L-
  RRR) with a golden necklace, and a Ring of Ore Skin (+10 Weapon AC). Opening
  the chest and taking the contents springs the trap that will spawn a Lower
  Skeleton in the hallway behind you.

  Lastly in our looting run, the chest in the throne room can be picked at night
  when only Garond is present (combination: L-RRRR-L) for some gold and a free
  map of the valley - that otherwise cost 350 gold with Engor.


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CHAPTER 3 - THE EYE OF INNOS
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Chapter 3 will begin immediately after going through either two ways and into
the pass from the valley of mines - if you have completed Diggers and Ore and
have the letter to lord Hagen that is. Before exploring Khorinis again, be sure
to read up on C3.8.P1 before continuing, at the very end of the chapter 3 list.

The big change is to Khorinis, and you'll spend most of your time back here in
chapter 3. As you meet your first Seeker at the barricaded pass entrance, and
the dead knigths outside, you'll know things aren't as you left them. The land
is once again littered with new creatures, now mostly dragon snappers, wargs,
and even skeletons and zombies. Seekers are all over the new world, mostly along
the roads. Don't be surprised if you come across dead Seekers as they wander
back and forth a lot and might be smacked around abit by the other NPC's.

Once you have explored the Onar's Farm & Land area again and picked up any
quests, it's a good idea to head to Xardas to hear what he has to say. Simply
use your Rune to get there and from there head down to Khorinis before exploring
the rest of the new events in chapter 3.

If you cleaned out everything possible in the valley during chapter 2, you
should be powerful enough to go through everything hereafter with a breeze. A
stealthy approach to chapter 2 should land you around level 10-15, and things
ahead won't be as difficult as figthing orcs in the valley. A good average level
on completing chapter 2 would be 20-25. My highest level on entering chapter 3
was 29.


C3.1 - XARDAS' TOWER, THE VALLEY, AND ROAD TO KHORINIS
Using your rune to teleport to Xardas drops you outside his tower. Head up and
talk to him to learn more of the seekers and what is going on around here,
before heading down to Khorinis again.

There are some wargs and several seekers on the road down to Khorinis - the
bandit you spared earlier have met his fate too. Things are brewing at Lobart's
farm too, so pay him a visit.


 C3.1.S1 SIDEQUEST: Report From the Mines
  Recite your story of what's going on in the valley of mines, of the dragons,
  and poor state of the paladins there to Xardas for +150xp.


 C3.1.S2 SIDEQUEST: Proof of the Dragons
  Mention how you have the letter to Lord Hagen from Garond and Xardas tells you
  you should hurry down and deliver it to him to get access to the Eye of Innos.
  This will net you another +150xp.


 C3.1.Q1 QUEST: Healing for Hilda
  It seems Hilda has taken sick from the presence of the seekers. She's hardly
  able to move and spends most time sleeping. Lobart is sick of worry about the
  whole situation, with the black hooded seekers roaming his farm and will take
  any help he can get. You can find Hilda in the sideroom sleeping - wake her up
  to learn that she usually gets her medicine from Vatras but is too weak to
  travel now.

  Simply talk to Vatras in the city and mention the medicines and he will give
  you a special potion you can give Hilda. This will net you +300xp and 50 gold.


 C3.1.Q2 MERCENARY QUEST: Maleth's Walking Stick
  Why this isn't available to Paladins is beyond me, but could maybe have to do
  with Maleth not being so eager to tell a man of the law how flat out drunk he
  was roaming around, or make the connection to Vino's still. Still, as a
  mercenary, talk to Maleth and you'll learn how he got messed up on Vino's
  moonshine and lost his walking stick. That's the reason why Maleth is so
  grumpy now, and he's not beyond asking a big scary mercenary to find it.

  The walking stick can be found up on the stone circle behind Lobart's Farm,
  where you previously found the King's Sorrel - only now there's also a
  Shadowbeast lurking there. Defeat the beast and retrieve the stick from the
  center of the circle, lying on the ground. You can see it's Maleth's by the
  'M' carved on the hilt.

  You know how poor the farmers are, so when you return to Maleth with the stick
  you will recieve +400xp, but no reward as such. Maleth will instead tell you
  how he saw some bandits trail past some days ago, carrying what appeared to be
  bags of gold, past the dense forrest on the far side of the road (where you
  went hunting with Bartok) and into the ravine.

  This event only happens when Maleth tells you, and cannot be found unless you
  complete this quest. Follow the forrest into the ravine (C1.1.P5) and you'll
  encounter a whole group of bandits that have taken up residence in the old
  cave. There's 5 bandits total, three 180xp ones and two 80xp ones. In the back
  of the cave is their 'Rogue Leader' (no, he left his X-Wing at home) worth
  300xp. In addition, the leader carries a unique satchel of coins named 'Bag
  full of gold!' that contains 300 gold. Not such a bad reward afterall.


C3.2 - CITY OF KHORINIS
Back in Khorinis, the town is in uproar over the murder of Lothar and the
pressing mercenaries. A lot has happened, so be sure to speak to everyone to
learn what is new, as well as completing a few quests left over from chapter 2,
like Fernando's Business, the Snapper Claws and such.


 C3.2.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: Meeting with Lord Hagen
  Head straigth up to the town hall and deliver the letter from Garond and
  explain the situation in the valley of mines. For this you will be granted
  access to the monastery, with a letter to Pyrokar. Hagen will also give you a
  new teleport rune 'Harbour City' wich will teleport you back to Khorinis.

  If you have prior knowledge of Bennet's imprisonment, you can discuss this
  with Hagen and learn that they are pretty sure he did it, as they have a
  witness - one Cornelius on the first floor in the town hall.


 C3.2.Q1 QUEST: Diego's Gold
  Standing outside Matteo's Store by Rupert now is Diego, who will force you
  into a conversation. Diego seems to have had a lucrative shady business going
  in Khorinis even before the events in Gothic 1, and now that he made it back,
  he wants back in on the action. Diego is not a citizen however and that
  presents his first problem. He need you to find his stash of gold he hid away
  finching ore during his imprisonment in the valley of mines.

  You probably already have his bag of gold on you, otherwise see C2.8.P1
  Diego's Leather Bag. Give him the bag for +600xp.


 C3.2.Q2 QUEST: Diego's Business
  Immediately following the return of Diego's Gold, he has one more task for
  you. It seems Gerbrandt, the uppety merchant in the upper quarters was
  involved with Diego earlier and also the one responsible for putting Diego in
  prison. It's payback time and Diego wants you deliver a letter to Gerbrandt.

  Give Gerbrandt the letter - first house on the right in the upper quarter -
  for +400xp, and watch him squirm when he learns Diego is after his hide.
  Return to Diego for another +300xp and your share of the takeover, 500 gold.

  It seems Diego gave Gerbrandt one last chance to flee, otherwise he would have
  killed him, and in the process took over his house and all his belongings.
  Sometimes this won't really happen and Diego will stay where he is and
  Gerbrandt remains outside his house. Otherwise, Diego will change places with
  Gerbrandt, and Gerbrandt will move down to the docks district.

  Once both these quests for Diego is complete, he can train your Dexterity for
  free, up to a nice maximum of 100.


 C3.2.S1 SIDEQUEST: Comfort Gritta
  If you befriended Gritta earlier by paying her debts, she will always
  compliment you when you stop by. Having a quick chat with her in chapter 3,
  reveals how frightened she is of the Seekers. Comforting her nets you +150xp.


 C3.2.S2 SIDEQUEST: A Third Prophecy
  As always in chapter changes, drop by Abuyin for a new prophecy. The third
  prophecy costs 250 gold to hear, and will net you +600xp.


 C3.2.Q3 QUEST: Something Lost?
  Stop by Hanna at the inn and have some smalltalk to reveal how she recently
  cleaned up and sold off a bunch of papers to Brahim the cartographer. In this
  stack of papers were some old documents she didn't intend to sell, and wonders
  if you could possible get them back.

  Talk to Brahim down at the docks and look through his wares - he now has a
  "very old map" for sale for 150 gold. Pick it up and have a peek at it if you
  want. It's supposed to have the appearance of a treasure map, and points out
  the location of the old temple ruins (C1.5.P3), but have no value other than
  that. This is also the lost document, so return the map to Hanna for +300xp
  and 200 gold.


 C3.2.P2 POINT OF INTEREST: Khorinis Merchants' Stock
  All the merchants in khorinis have some new interesting items in stock, so be
  sure to take the roundtrip and see what they have.

  - Salandril the potion merchant in the upper quarter has an Elixir of
    Dexterity for sale, but only after you talk to Lord Hagen.
  - Lutero has a Black Pearl for sale.
  - Constantino has a Goblin Berry and a King's Sorrel for sale
  - Zuris has another Elixir of Dexterity for sale.
  - The Gardener behind the town hall now has Fire Roots in stock


 C3.2.P3 PALADIN POINT OF INTEREST: A New Sword From Peck
  Stop by Peck in the barracks again in chapter 3 and he will have some new
  weapons in stock, most notably a one-handed Ruby Blade he will give you for
  free (50/50 worth 180 gold).


 C3.2.P4 PALADIN POINT OF INTEREST: Joining the Order
  After you have completed "Bennet is in Jail", you can now finally join the
  order of paladins and leave the militia. Talk to Hagen after Bennet is freed
  and tell him you want to join. After the initiation process, you will recieve
  your Knight's Armor and a Paladin's two-hander. You can also talk to Albrecth
  for your first paladin rune, Holy Light, wich you probably already have, but
  can use now.

  This also opens up all the paladin trainers:

   - Hagen can train your two-handed skill to 100%
   - Ingmar can train your strength to 90
   - Girion trains two-handed to 90%
   - Cedric will train one-handed to 90%
   - Albrecht will train your Mana and give you your Paladin Runes


 C3.2.P5 PALADIN POINT OF INTEREST: A Magic Blade
  As a paladin - belonging to the order, not the milita, you can now go see
  Harod and have him work up some sweat making you a magic ore blade. The blades
  are expensive though at 2000 gold, and you can only get one, either one or
  two-handed. This blade is called a rough ore blade, and can later be improved
  (See C3.6.S2 Consecration of the Sword)


 C3.2.P6 PALADIN POINT OF INTEREST: Access to the Ship
  As a paladin (only after joining the order) you can now pull rank at Hagen's
  ship down at the harbour to gain access to it. The guards are still unbeatable
  so be careful. Hidden around the ship and in the hold is a few potions,
  scrolls, leather satchels with coins, but most importantly an Elixir of
  Strength. There is also a magic ring in the hold, a Ring of Stoneskin (+10
  Arrow AC).


 C3.2.S3 SIDEQUEST: Fingers' Chest
  If you didn't kill Jesper in the thieves guild in chapter 1 (See C1.2.P6), you
  can now head back and ask him about the chest behind the locked door if you're
  a member. Jesper will tell you how master Fingers put such a complicated lock
  on the chest, then got thrown in prison, so no one can open it. He'll give you
  the key to the door and say you're welcome to try.

  The locked door is just outside the main room in the sewers, around the
  corner, and contains a single chest with a rather tough lock on. The
  combination is RRR-L-RRR-L-R-L-R-L-RR-LLL-RR-L and contains an Amulet of
  Strength (+15 Str) and an Elixir of Dexterity (+5 Dex), as well as some gold.


C3.3 - AKIL'S FARM, THE DEAD HARPY, AND SURROUNDINGS
After most of Khorinis is done, it's time to go see the Mages at the monastery,
but be sure to swing by Akil again on your way there. Also drop by the Dead
Harpy on your way to the monastery and have a chat with Orlan - you probably owe
him some rent anyway. Also watch as Orlan's attitude towards you when you scale
the career ladder, from scoffing you to almost putting out a red carpet in
front.


 C3.3.Q1 QUEST: Moonshine
  Ehnim has now ligthened up a bit about you stirring up trouble last time on
  the farm, and asks if you've been to Lobart's Farm lately. It seems Ehnim was
  to get some Molerat Fat for Vino's secret still, thinking you could drop it
  off for him, but then realizes he did a mistake telling you about it.

  Press Ehnim on the issue and you can buy the Molerat Fat for 100 gold. This is
  the only thing that will enable you to pull the winch in the odd cave south of
  the sun circle. Buy the fat and head up there to discover Vino's secret still
  - using the fat on the winch nets you +400xp and completes this quest.

  Inside the cave is some 400 gold in the two chests (left combination: RR-L-R-
  L), a book called 'The Spirit of the Wine' about how Vino closed down the
  still when the paladins came, and a whole lot of bottle of Gin lying around
  (13 to be precise). You can drop by Vino afterwards if you like, and he will
  tell you that the militia discovered his still and that he hopes they don't
  discover who owned it, netting you +150xp more, but nothing more can be done
  about this.


 C3.3.Q2 QUEST: Sheep Thieves
  Talk to Akil and hear how the poor farmers have been plagued by what seems to
  be sheep thieves lately. There's atleast one sheep missing, and Akil is
  certain they have their hideout in the back of the forrest near his farm
  somewhere.

  Seems some new bandits have moved into the cave we previously cleared
  (C1.2.Q11 Bandit Raids) and you can now find 3 bandits standing around outside
  this cave. These are the sheep thieves in question and you can even see the
  sheep they stole behind them in the cave. Kill the three bandits (180xp for
  each), and then talk to the sheep to get it to follow you - like Betty if you
  are a mage.

  Return to Akil and tell him you took care of it for +400xp and 150 gold. Then
  give him back his sheep you have following you for another +200xp and 150 gold
  more, for completion of this quest.


 C3.3.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: Tavern Teleport Rune
  In Orlan's wares now, you can find a Teleport Rune taking you right outside
  the tavern, for the sum of 500 gold.


C3.4 - ONAR'S FARM & LAND
The first point on your list should be to return the letter to lord Hagen, but
things have happened all around. You will immediately meet with Lester outside
the pass who tells you Xardas wants to see you right away, but even as urgent as
it sounds, spending a little time in and around Onar's farm here to get a
bearing is quite okay before heading for Xardas.


 C3.4.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: Seeker's Curse
  There's quite a few seekers looking for you all over Khorinis now, and if you
  get too close, they will offer a warning and curse you before attacking. This
  curse, or stare of the seekers (possesion) will make you feel 'stiffled' -
  this state makes it impossible to rest to regain lost health, or even pray to
  Innos. The only way to cure this possesion is to talk to Pyrokar in the
  monastery and buy some special magic soul healing potions - 2 for 300 gold.


 C3.4.P2 POINT OF INTEREST: Pass of Khorinis Teleport Rune
  On the dead body of one of the now dead knights guarding the pass is another
  teleport rune, to the 'Pass of Khorinis' exiting you right here at the pass.


 C3.4.P3 POINT OF INTEREST: Lester & Xardas Teleport Rune
  Just past the small wooden brigde is Lester - he will try to grab a hold of
  you as you come closer and tell you Xardas wants to speak with you right away.
  Lester will also give you a Teleport to Xardas Rune that will exit you right
  in front of his tower.


 C3.4.Q1 QUEST: Alone and Helpless
  If you drop by Bengar's farm, you'll find it deserted except for Bengar
  himself. Talk to him to learn how Malak the sheepherded has rallied all the
  farmboys and fled into the mountains as the area become too dangerous. Bengar
  is all alone and it looks like he have to abandon the farm soon if he doesn't
  get any help. He mentions the mercenaries, and particulary Wolf.

  Talk to Wolf and tell him you might have found him something to do, then
  explain the situation at Begar's farm. Wolf says he'll require 800 gold for
  the job, but he'd do it for you for free, wich is a bit odd. Still, pay him
  the 800 gold and he will head off to Bengar's farm, bringing the two
  mercenaries by Sentenza with him. This nets you +300xp.

  Talk to Bengar again and see how Wolf is present with the other mercenaries.
  Bengar will give you 400 gold, and net you +300xp more.

  Next in line is finding Malak - he is hiding along with all the other farmers
  in the small underpass beneath Dexter's bandit camp, close to Grom. When you
  first find the group you'll recieve +400xp when talking to Malak. Convince
  Malak to head back to Bengar's farm once Wolf and the other mercenaries are in
  place, for another +300xp. You'll also recieve another +200xp for pointing out
  the obvious to Bengar, that Maleth is back.

  Note that doing this will remove Wolf as a possible crewmember for an ocean
  voyage later, but the effect of this has very little impact on the story. If
  you absolutely want to go sailing with wierdos, wait with this quest.

  MERCENARY: While a mercenary yourself, Wolf will only require 300 gold instead
  of the regular 800 to do the job, netting you a 100 gold over after talking to
  Bengar.


 C3.4.Q2 QUEST: The Banished Farmer
  Coming down from the high pastures, cross the farms and drop in on Sekob too.
  You should see both Sekob, his wife, Tilly and Balthazar standing outside,
  appearantly afraid of something. Talk to Sekob to learn how the black hooded
  seekers have invaded his house looking for something, in a locked chest
  perhaps, and he begs your help in getting them to leave.

  There are 4 seekers inside the house - dispatch them as you see fit and talk
  to Sekob again. For this you will recieve +400xp and 250 gold.


 C3.4.Q3 QUEST: Torlof's Fear of the Dark Man
  At Onar's farm, talk to Torlof to hear more about all this seeker plague
  roaming the land. Torlof got the chills talking to one of them and wants you
  to get rid of a particular seeker he saw head for the hills and Dexter's old
  bandit camp (that you cleared out in chapter 1 right?).

  Following the mountain path up there you'll find a single seeker by the
  bridge. Kill it and return to Torlof for +300xp.


 C3.4.P3 POINT OF INTEREST: Lee & Teleport Rune Landlord
  Talk to Lee and recite your findings in the valley of mines and Lee will give
  you another Teleport Rune called 'Landlord' wich will take you to Onar's Farm.


 C3.4.S1 SIDEQUEST: Gorn Made It
  Sitting by Lee is Gorn if you freed him from the prison in the Castle. Strike
  up a conversation with him and he'll thank you for getting him out. This will
  net you +150xp.

  MERCENARY: Mentioning to Lee that you freed Gorn will net you another +150xp


 C3.4.Q4 QUEST: Bennet is in Jail
  You can get this quest from a multitude of people and places, on Onar's Farm
  or in Khorinis. It is one of the major plot quests in Chapter 3. Feel free to
  pick it up while you're at Onar's Farm at first, then solve it later when you
  get to Khorinis.

  Notice how Bennet is not at his forge hammering away, and how Hodges is
  standing restless by the forge. Talk to Hodges to learn how he and Bennet was
  on a trip down to Khorinis to buy some supplies, and that suddenly someone
  yelled murder. Hodges ran, but it seems Bennet was caught and imprisoned - for
  the murder of paladin Lothar, something he couldn't possibly have done
  according to Hodges. Hodges tells you to also speak to Lee.

  Lee will tell you that the mercenary camp is in an uproar and that he's unsure
  how long he can hold them back before they take to arms and attack Khorinis to
  free Bennet. Offer to help and Lee will ask you to check in with Lares who is
  already in the city trying to learn more.

  The rest of this quest will take place in Khorinis. Meet up with Lares and
  hear what he knows, then go see Bennet himself in the barracks holding cells
  to get the full story. It should be obvious by now that he is innocent, so
  let's see if we can't solve this little mystery. Convinced that Bennet is
  innocent, talk to Lord Hagen and learn the reason they are so sure that Bennet
  did it is that they have a vitness - Cornelius, the governor's clerk, who
  resides on the first floor in the town hall.

  Talk to Cornelius and press him on what he really saw once it becomes
  appearant he knows more than he wants to divulge. If you know how to
  pickpocket, this is the easiest alternative as you can see he has a book on
  him that can be stolen. Doing so will  net you +150xp in chapter 3 (also the
  last opportunity you have for doing so). This is the diary of Cornelius and
  explains how the black hooded figures paid Cornelius 20.000 gold to frame
  Bennet, for reasons unknown. This diary is the proof you need.

  You can also choose to pay Cornelius 2000 gold to give you his diary, at wich
  point he takes off at Rengaru-speed out the south gate and dissapears in the
  forrest. You can get your money back later, by finding Cornelius hiding out in
  the bandit cave up by Lobart's Farm and killing him there (See C1.1.Q1), but
  you loose out on the option to pickpocket him. Pickpocketting Cornelius
  requires more than 60 dexterity.

  With the proof in hand, go talk to Hagen again and the matter will be solved,
  freeing Bennet from jail. For presenting the evidence, you get +750xp. Also
  talk to Lee and inquire about Bennet for another +150xp. Last you should go
  see Bennet at the smithy for his heartfelt thanks, and a reward (see below)

  MERCENARY: You can threaten Cornelius that you will tell the other mercenaries
  where he live, and he'll give you his diary for free, then run off. Your
  reward from Bennet after freeing him will be a prototype Light Dragon Hunter's
  Armor that you'll also need to be able to convince Xardas you're ready for the
  dragons later.

  PALADIN: Your reward from Bennet will be an Amulet of Life (+15 HP) and you
  can now join the order of paladins, required to convince Xardas later that you
  are ready for the dragons.


 C3.4.P5 POINT OF INTEREST: Farm Merchants' Stock
  If you stop by Sagitta again in chapter 3, she will have a Dragonroot for sale
  as well as more healing and mana potions. Sagitta will also tell you that to
  free yourself of the black curse of the Seekers you need to see Pyrokar in the
  Monastery. In addition, Khaled the weaponsdealer inside with Lee, has a Lump
  of Ore for sale. Bennet will also have a lump of ore after you free him (See
  C3.4.Q4).


 C3.4.P6 MERCENARY POINT OF INTEREST: Heavy Mercenary Armor
  Talk to Lee when you return from the mines in chapter 3 and you can ask him
  about better armor. He will sell you a Heavy Mercenary Armor for 1000 gold.


 C3.4.Q5 QUEST: The Crawler Armor
  If you talked to Gestath in the valley of mines you would learn Wolf knows how
  to make armor from the plates of Minecrawlers. If you talk to Wolf about it,
  he'll tell you that sure, he can do it, but he needs atleast 10 minecrawler
  plates. At this point he can also teach you how to remove minecrawler plates.

  Return to Wolf with 10 crawler plates and ask him if the armor is finnished -
  it will take a day to finnish, so sleep until the next morning and ask him
  again. There you go, one rather odd-looking Crawler Plate Armor. It's possible
  to do this already in chapter 2, but even at that point, this armor will outdo
  it's usefullness rather quick. If you have nothing else to spend your hard-
  earned LP on and want to experience this oddity, go ahead, but my take on the
  armor is that it's fairly useless.

  This thing will show up in your questlog as a standalone quest, but it seems a
  little bugged - even learning the hunting skill and returning with the plates,
  then getting the armor and putting it on will not complete this quest. You can
  talk to Gestath again while wearing it and he'll throw a remark on your 'cool
  armor' but that's it.


 C3.4.P7 POINT OF INTEREST: Another Pot of Stew
  After freeing Bennet from jail, have a chat with Thekla in her kitchen and you
  can ask for another pot of her special stew. As a thanks for freeing Bennet
  she will give you your third helping.


 C3.4.P8 POINT OF INTEREST: A Graveyard Sorrel
  I could have missed this earlier, but I'm fairly certain a new King's Sorrel
  have grown up in the graveyard just west of Sekob's Farm. The place now has a
  selection of Zombies and Skeletons to boot, so maybe they have alchemy as a
  hobby too and went looking for the sorrel.


 C3.4.Q6 MERCENARY QUEST: The Judge's Lackey
  Lee will have another assignment for you if you ask him. If you are a
  mercenary that is. It seems the Judge in Khorinis is really the bastard he
  first appeared to be, and has many dark dealings. Lee want to get an upper
  hand on him and want you to enter the employ of the Judge and dig up some real
  dirt for later use.

  Talk to the Judge in Khorinis, still in his house next to the town hall, and
  he will have a task for you right away, namely to steal the sacred hammer of
  the monastery. Chances are you've already done this once, so just repeat your
  last theft of the hammer, or check C1.6.Q16. Return the hammer to the judge
  for +300xp and 300 gold.

  His next assignment will have you tracking down some criminals, last seen
  heading up towards Xardas' new tower. The first clue here can be found in the
  very first cave where you met the bandits plaguing Lobart's Farm (See
  C1.1.Q2). You should also find Cornelius here if you freed Bennet. Talk to the
  closest Fugitive for +150xp and he will tell you how they are not going back
  to jail. On one of the fugitives here is a letter from their leader,
  Morgahard, explaining how he travelled ahead and sougth shelter at Onar's
  Farm. Killing the fugitives in the cave seem to have no repercussions.

  Also stop by the Dead Harpy where another two fugitives are hiding. Talking to
  the one closest to Rukhar's chest nets you another +150xp. He also has a
  similar letter and can tell you to seek their leader at Onar's Farm, but if
  you attack or get into a fight with either of these, the rest of the tavern
  will consider you a thug.

  Morgahard and another fugitive can now be found at Onar's Farm, near Cord.
  Talk to Morgahard for +500xp and you'll have the option of killing him or turn
  in the Judge. Either way, you recieve a signed letter explaining how the Judge
  was behind robbing the governor, that will serve as the leverage Lee needs.

  Give the letter to Lee for +300xp and 500 gold. You can also kill Morgahard,
  wich doesn't seem to have any further consequences (240xp) and return to the
  Judge telling him you did so for another +300xp and 300 gold. Note that you
  have to really kill him - knocking him out isn't enough. If you knock him out,
  just attack once more to finnish him off.

  Lastly you can mention the fact that the Judge is behind the mugging of Larius
  - the governor, found in the town hall in a room next to where you found
  Cornelius - for another +200xp. He won't believe you and demand you never
  sully the good name of the Judge again. Good for him.


 C3.4.Q7 MERCENARY QUEST: Shadowbeast Horns for Buster
  Have a chat with Buster down the road for a little money-making scheme he has
  going. He will only let you in on the deal if you are a mercenary. It seems
  Buster has a mysterious buyer down in Khorinis that is very interested in
  horns of Shadowbeasts, and Buster figures since you're the one running around
  all the time, you could get the horns for a share of the profit.

  This deal is indeed lucrative, but even though you can buy these horns off
  Constantino in chapters 3 and 4, you will have to let Buster teach you the
  hunting skill Remove Shadowbeast Horn (or from any of the other hunters,
  meaning you have to know the skill either way) - otherwise there's no option
  to return any horns you find. There's also some new shadowbeasts lurking
  around in Khorinis in chapter 3, so as a mercenary this isn't a too bad skill
  to take here - you likely have way more learning points than you need anyway
  by now.

  Buster also mentions the few gold pieces you might have given him back in
  chapter 1 when he warned you about Sentenza, and it seems this will reflect
  the share you get for the horns. I did give him 5 gold earlier and received
  350 gold for each horn - possibly you only will recieve 300 gold if you didn't
  pay him for the information earlier.

  Once you know how to take the horns, return to Buster for +200xp and 350 gold
  for every horn you deliver. Not bad at all. There is also a quite obvious
  exploit here, in that you can deliver an unlimited amount of horns to Buster.
  This would not normally be a problem, but the exploit lies in that you can
  hand Buster a horn, get the experience and gold, knock him out and take the
  horn back to give him again for the same xp and gold, over and over again
  indefinite. If you have say 5 horns on you, that's 1000xp and 1750 gold you
  could get fairly quickly with no end.

  This quest will end in chapter 5 when you talk to Buster. You will recieve
  +250xp then and hear how the secret buyer died.


C3.6 - THE MONASTERY
There are a couple ways to enter the monastery now if you are not a Mage,
provided you did one of two things or both, and this is were the Eye of Innos is
usually kept. Becoming a full paladin will automatically grant you access to the
monastery, and so will talking to Hagen and deliver the letter from Garond so
you get the letter to take to Pyrokar.

There are a few other things to do in the monastery too if you haven't been here
before. In the basement you can find Neoras who brew you potions, you just pay
10 gold and the ingredients (Meadow Knotweed + ingredient), but don't expend a
lab water bottle. He can make you extract of healing or mana and speed potions.
There's also several people to steal from, chests to pick and so on.

A new character by the name of Jorgen have now appeared at the foot of the
bridge before the monastery. He's stranded in Khorinis after pirates sunk his
ship, and is looking to join the monastery thinking they serve good food. Wait
until he have a taste of the sheep sausages. Jorgen will help you later in the
story.


 C3.6.Q1 PALADIN & MERCENARY QUEST: Documents
  Talk to Babo the sweeping novice to the right, and ask how he is. This will
  unveil a touchy subject for Babo, in where Igoraz has stolen some 'delicate'
  documents and is using them to coherse Babo into growing swampweed in the
  herbgarden for Igoraz to sell at inflated prices.

  You can offer to help out. Talk to Igoraz by the curch and you have two
  options - either buy the key to his chest off him for 300 gold, or steal it.
  The key fits 'Igoraz' Chest' in the middle room to the left side of the
  monastery. If you're still militia or a mercenary, you will have to sneak into
  this room unoticed, or you will be caugth for stealing.

  In the chest is a bundle of papers. Open them to find a letter to Babo from
  what appears to be two brothers or sisters, and a drawing of a nude woman.
  Return to Babo - you can just give him the documents back for +300xp and a
  healing scroll, but if you opened them and found the nude woman, you can
  blackmail him a bit further, based on the 'bare facts' and have him pay up his
  life-savings too, 121 gold.


 C3.6.S1 SIDEQUEST: Information for Opolos
  Opolos is the novice guarding the sheep, just right of the entrance. Since he
  seems stuck with the sheep, and a bit slow, he knows nothing of what is
  happening outside the monastery. Ask him about his sheep and you get the
  option to tell him some bits and pieces of what is going on.

   - Tell him about the dragons in the valley for +150xp
   - Tell him about the Seekers for +150xp
   - Tell him how Pedro stole the Eye for another +150xp


 C3.6.Q2 PALADIN QUEST: The Power of the Stars
  As a militia or paladin, Parlan will give you the key to the library. You can
  also get this key as a mercenary - it's found lying in front of the door, but
  the quest here only applies to militia/paladins.

  Talk to Hyglas and ask about his work, then of any news. He will explain how
  he is baffled by the current star constellation but needs more information in
  his studies. He would like for you to bring him a copy of the book 'Divine
  Power of the Stars'. Don't try to ask for any reward up front or you will fail
  this quest - it is the paladins duty to help the mages.

  The book, wich you probably already have read, could be bought from either
  Zuris or Constantino. If you sold it, one of them should still have a copy,
  otherwise you have to track down whoever you sold it to. Returning with the
  book nets you +300xp.


 C3.6.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: The Treasury
  Gorax, the provisioner and tresurer in the monastery has a key that can be
  stolen. It will unlock the door in the cellar marked 'Treasury'. In the
  treasury you can find two chests, both locked with the combination R-L-RR-L-R.
  There is also several pieces of jewelry lying around on a table here.


 C3.6.Q3 QUEST: The Eye of Innos, continued
  Yes, finally we get to track down the eye of innos quest given to us at the
  start of chapter 1. Besides freeing Bennet, this is the majority of the plot
  in chapter 3, and chapter 3 can end once you have the working Eye in your
  possesion. This is also a rather large undertaking.

  Start by talking to Pyrokar, the foremost of the three Mages in the church
  making up the council. Giving Pyrokar a report from the valley of mines will
  give you a new Teleport Rune landing you just outside the monastery. Pyrokar
  will also take your letter from Lord Hagen, and then explain the unfortunate
  events unfolded lately.

  It seems the Eye of Innos has been stolen by an agent of the dark. Pedro, the
  former gate guard must have been weakened in his solitude and turned by the
  seekers, only to sneak in and steal the Eye. It's imperative that you hunt
  down Pedro and retrieve the eye as soon as possible. Pyrokar will tell you
  have many novices have hurried off to track Pedro, but that they haven't heard
  anything yet. Ending the conversation with Pyrokar and setting out will also
  give you one of two other quests - see below the completion of this quest.

  Lets head out - Following Pedro isn't that hard, all you have to do is follow
  the clues. Just outside the monastery, down the bridge, is Jorgen who you met
  coming up here. Ask Jorgen about Pedro and he will tell you he saw a novice
  jump off the bridge and swim up river. Follow suit yourself.

  You'll see we are on our way up to the Black Troll again. Out of the river at
  the sharp bend in the road, you will come across a 'Tramp' - Wether this is
  another untranslated (or just badly translated) german word or not, I don't
  know, but it seems a bit odd a name as in english it can mean hiker or
  prostitute. Still, it's a type of Bandit or Loafer, and this one will tell you
  about the novice fleeing up the hill.

  Continue up the road and discover dead novices, then all the way up to
  Grimbald the hunter. Ask him about Pedro and he will give you a little warning
  about two odd fellows by the stone arch - talking to Grimbald also nets you
  +150xp. By the stone arch in question, leading down to the sun circle, are
  another two Tramps looking for a fight. Defeat them both and continue down
  into the clearing.

  When you encounter the first Seeker here, you are awarded +500xp for
  discovering where Pedro went. There are several Seekers spread out through the
  forrest around the sun circle, and also more dead novices. In the sun circle
  itself, are 3 Seekers performing a ritual to destroy the Eye of Innos. You'll
  learn that you have come too late and that they have already managed to
  destroy it - kill them all anyway and grab the broken Eye from the altar.
  Pedro is nowhere to be seen either.

  Return to Pyrokar at the monastery and tell him the bad news. This will give
  you +150xp and set you out to speak with Vatras in Khorinis - he might know
  how to repair the eye. You can also mention to Karras in the library that you
  retrived the eye for another +150xp. A speed potion and all the teleport runes
  will make the following roundtrip easier. Down in Khorinis, talk to Vatras for
  +150xp and the sollution to repairing the eye. First, you need to have a jewel
  crafter repair the eye itself, and then Vatras has an idea on how to recharge
  the gem itself, involving a reversal ritual. For this ritual to work, he will
  need representatives of each of the three gods, and some swampweed to boot.

  The 3 gods are Adanos (neutral), Innos (good) and Beliar (evil) - Vatras will
  serve as the mage of Adanos, and will depart to prepare the ritual once you
  end the conversation. Head back to the monastery and talk to Pyrokar again for
  another +150xp. He will serve as the mage of Innos, but refuse to take part in
  the ritual when he learns that Vatras intends for Xardas to represent Beliar.
  There is simply no way Pyrokar will join the ritual with Xardas there.

  Head to Xardas and explain the situation of the broken eye first, for +150xp.
  Then tell him that Vatras sent you and that you will require him to take part
  in the ritual for another +150xp. Xardas won't expose himself to Pyrokar or
  Vatras unless he is sure you are ready to battle the dragons, and will refuse
  to take part in the ritual until you are strong enough. This really means that
  you either need to have joined the order of paladins and gotten your Knigth's
  Armor, or have gotten the Heavy Mercenary Armor as a mercenary, or the High
  Mage Robes as a mage. Once you have either, return to Xardas and tell him you
  are ready to fight dragons for +150xp. If you already have any of the 3
  armors, this will never occur and Xardas will agree to take part in the ritual
  right away (loosing you the meager xp).

  Before doing so however, you can explain to Xardas how Pyrokar refuses to show
  up with Xardas there - if you talked to Pyrokar before Xardas that is. Xardas
  will give you a key to a chest where you can find something that belongs to
  the fire mages and should serve as proof of Xardas' good intentions. The chest
  is a previously locked one in Sekob's farmhouse, right next to Sekob's wife
  Rosi - a service paid by Xardas to keep the contents away from prying eyes.
  Find the chest and retrieve the book 'The Halls of Indorath'. There's also a
  Mage Rune of Create Goblin Skeleton here, circle 1 and a Ring of Magic (+5
  MaxMana).

  Return to Pyrokar with the book as proof and he will then take off to join the
  others at the sun circle. Now there's only two things left to do. Bennet can
  repair the amulet, so be sure to have him freed from jail. Give him the eye of
  innos, and he will repair in one day, for +750xp. Next we need 3 swampweed
  roots, not stalks of swampweed. Or, you can do the ritual without the
  swampweed for some reason, but you loose out on some xp without it. Sagitta
  probably has some unless you already have a good stock yourself. Once all this
  is in order, head up to the sun circle again.

  Here you will find all three mages ready to begin the ritual. Talk to Vatras
  and give him the eye of innos for +500xp and the swampweed for +150xp, then
  watch as they all start casting and completing the ritual. This will take a
  little time, but when they are done, Vatras will tell you. Xardas will give
  you a new quest here, 'Dragon Hunt' about finding the earthly source of power
  of the dragons, and then leave for his tower again. Talk to Pyrokar to recieve
  the now repaired Eye of Innos, +150xp and a new skill on how to recharge the
  Eye. This will also finally complete the 'Eye of Innos' quest in your
  questlog.

  The Eye of Innos is in reality a magic gadget that forces dragons to tell the
  truth, and you will use it on each dragon in the valley of mines. The Eye of
  Innos is not worn like a normal amulet, but just kept in the inventory.
  However, using the eye to talk to a dragon will expend the eye's energies, and
  thus has to be recharged before it can be used again. Recharging the eye means
  killing a dragon and removing it's heart (done automatically, no need to learn
  the hunting skill remove hearts) and then using the dragon heart on the eye at
  an alchemist bench.

  Now that the Eye of Innos is repaired and the quest complete, chapter 4 will
  start as soon as you enter the Valley of Mines again.


 C3.6.Q4 PALADIN QUEST: The Desecrated Shrines
  If you are a militia or paladin, Ulthar the high mage will give you this quest
  once you speak to Pyrokar for the first time about the Eye of Innos. It seems
  the seekers have defiled a number of shrines througout the land, and your task
  is to purify them again. Ulthar will give you a special flask of holy water
  and explain the process. This involves simply using a statue of Innos as you
  would pray, and if the shrine is defiled you will get the option to purify it.
  Getting a map of the holy shrines, either from Gorax in the monastery or
  Brahim in Khorinis will help. Not all of the shrines are defiled however, so
  you only need to visit the ones who are, seven total. Purifinig the shrines
  nets you +150xp for each, for a 1050xp total when you have done all 7. The
  desecrated shrines are:

   - The one before Lobart's Farm, the first shrine you encounter
   - The one on the high pastures, close to where Gaan stands
   - Behind the small cave before Onar's Farm (C1.4.P2)
   - Right outside the cave of Sagitta
   - On the road up to the black troll, before the bend coming out from swimming
     the river from the monastery
   - The one opposite of the temple ruins area (C1.5.P3), following the main
     road up to the black troll
   - And last the one in the cave right before the black troll, before entering
     the  hidden cave in the mage test of fire (C1.5.P5)

  Once all seven shrines are purified, return to Ulthar for +500xp and an amulet
  he calls an 'Amulet of Strength' but in reality is an Amulet of Power (+10
  Strength and +10 Dexterity).


 C3.6.Q5 MERCENARY QUEST: The Forged Mineshares
  When the conversation with Pyrokar ends, Serpentes will grab you for a little
  task if you're a mercenary. Ulthar will still mention the shrines above for
  you, but tell you that the paladins will take care of it.

  It seems Salandril is guilty of a crime in the eyes of the mages, and they
  want him brought to the monastery. Since it's basically out of their
  juristiction, Serpentes wants you to convince Salandril to come to the
  monastery.

  Talk to Salandril in Khorinis about this and he will attack you. Defeat him
  and he will agree to go see the mages. You can teleport right back to the
  monastery and Salandril will be present - talk to Serpentes again for +400xp.

  Salandril will not sell any special potions after this wether you take this
  quest or not, so don't worry about it. Serpentes hints that you only have a
  few days doing this, but I waited a whole week and even went into chapter 4,
  while still having this quest and able to complete it.


 C3.6.S2 PALADIN SIDEQUEST: Consecration of the Sword
  Once you have become a paladin, and have bougth your magic sword of choice
  from Harad (See C3.2.P5) you can further imbue this sword at the monastery.
  Simply talk to Marduk outside the small leftside chapel, and he will explain
  how paladins imbue their swords by praying to Innos. The affair is quite
  costly as it involves a hefty donation to Innos - 5000 gold. Then again, your
  sword will become a lot more powerful. Once you have exhausted Marduk on the
  process, simply enter the chapel and use the statue of Innos there. You should
  then see a new option called 'Consecrate Sword' - selecting this will deduct
  5000 gold and net you +400xp.

  And your previous Rough Ore Blade, wether one or two-handed will be imbued
  with additional power. A one-handed rough ore blade will become a Blessed Ore
  Blade (70/40) and a two-handed rough ore blade will become a Sword of the
  Order (85/50), even stronger than the Dragon Slicer.


C3.8 - THE VALLEY OF MINES
You can turn around immediately and head back to the valley of mines in chapter
3, but very little will have changed. There is however some 'last chance'
encounters you might want to take advantage of.


 C3.8.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: Last Chance
  When you return to the valley in chapter 4, there's some people that have left
  or have some other fate. Returning to the valley in chapter 3 is the last
  chance of dealing with these people, wether you want to pick their pockets or
  practice your mugging skills. These people are, without revealing anything
  specific: Parlaf the smith's hand, Sengrath the Knigth/merchant with the spell
  scrolls, Engrom the hunter friend of Talbin, and the two escaped prisoners
  Greppert and Kervo. Pickpocketting all of these required less than 60
  Dexterity, and a successful pickpocket in chapter 3 nets you +150xp.


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CHAPTER 4 - THE DRAGON HUNT
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Chapter 4 will begin when you enter the valley of mines again, if you have
completed the eye of innos and it is charged. You should also have the quest
'Dragon Hunt' in your questlog. Entering the valley will also give you the quest
'Dragon Hunters' wich is a sort of collection of information about the
dragonhunters occupying the valley now. Neither of these are conventional quests
you complete directly, but will dissapear when the last dragon is dead.

The majority of chapter 4 will obviously deal with killing the four dragons, but
there is also a lot you can do in Khorinis. Heading right back to the pass after
the chapter changes lets you explore further while having the dragons wait for
later.

On the level progress, you won't have gained as many levels during chapter 3 if
you already cleaned it out. I would say a good level for starting chapter 4 is
25+, while anything lower than 15 would put you at a difficulty. My highest
level upon entering chapter 4 is 31.

There is no specific order you should revisit the areas in Khorinis before
heading to the valley, so the questlist and things to do is listed in order of
area.


C4.1 - XARDAS' TOWER, THE VALLEY, AND ROAD TO KHORINIS
Teleporting up to Xardas' tower and going down to the city from there will give
you easier access to some of the parts happening further down. Things have
heated up quite a bit and often you will come across larger figths involving
npc's where they stand a good chance of getting killed - finding the best
approach is vital here.


 C4.1.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: Lizardmen in Khorinis!
  Part of the lizardmen invasion mercenaries get to deal with, there is still
  this encounter that paladins and mages also can take part in. This is down in
  the valley just outside Xardas' tower, where you first found Lester sitting by
  the campfire - he is actually back there now with a throbbing headache. To the
  back of the valley was a small cave with some graves in it. This cave is now
  occupied by 8 lizardmen. Behind a tombstone to the back of the cave is also a
  dragon egg.


 C4.1.Q1 QUEST: Lobart's Orc Problems
  For paladins, Lord Hagen will mention that Lobart have trouble with the orcs
  lately, while non-paladins will encounter this just by going to Lobart's Farm.
  This can be a bit tricky if you come from the city as the orcs will charge the
  farm once they come into view, possibly killing Lobart and the farmers. The
  safe approach here is to teleport to Xardas' tower, then approach the farm
  from the other side, going past Maleth and then get a chance to talk to
  Lobart. Pointing out the obvious to him, that he has an orc problem will give
  you this quest.

  There are a total of 6 orc warriors camped just off the main road up to the
  farm. Killing them all will solve the problem and net you +600xp and 150 gold
  when talking to Lobart again.

  PALADIN: For paladins there is a total of 7 orc warriors in the group, led by
  an Orcish Warlord (See C4.2.Q1)


C4.2 - CITY OF KHORINIS
There are quite a few things new in the city of Khorinis as of chapter 4, so be
sure to drop in to check. The setting will vary according to what guild you
belong to, but generally the inhabitants are vary of an inpending invasion
wether from orc or lizardmen.


 C4.2.S1 SIDEQUEST: A Fourth Prophecy
  Yet again our friend Abuyin can watch the future for us for his 'paltry' sum
  of money that just keeps getting bigger and bigger. This time around Abuyin
  requires 500 gold for his glimse, but it will in turn net you +800xp


 C4.2.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: Merchant's Restock
  The merchants of Khorinis also has a few things new to offer you might want to
  consider. Zuris has an Elixir of Spirit while Constantino has two Goblin
  Berries and even a King's Sorrel handy. There's even a few new Shadowbeast
  Horns in Constantino's stock if you're a mercenary and want them for Buster.

  Even Bosper has suddenly restocked with some really nice items, including a
  nice black looking Heavy Crossbow (85dmg) and a Bone Bow (60dmg).


 C4.2.P2 MERCENARY POINT OF INTEREST: Baltram's Deal
  As a mercenary, Baltram the foodstuffs merchant would refuse to trade with you
  blaming you for his bad business and the farmers not delivering fresh produce
  to him. In chapter 4 you get the option of striking a deal with him to be able
  to trade with him once again. Ask him about it and he will ask for 10 hams and
  10 bottles of wine. If you can deliver that, you'll recieve +150xp and can
  once again trade with Baltram.


 C4.2.P3 PALADIN POINT OF INTEREST: Magic Runes
  In chapter 4 you have automatically earned the right to new spells from
  Albrecht, so ask him about it. The paladin spells are divided in two avenues,
  combat or healing. The combat rune you can learn - not as difficult as mages
  who has to use rune tables to construct runes from blank runestones, various
  components and scrolls - is one named Holy Arrow, dealing 150 magic damage for
  5 mana. Recieving any paladin rune costs 5 LP and you are just given the rune
  as is, ready to use. The healing line has a Lesser Healing spell for you, that
  works as an elixir of healing, healing 100 hp for 5 mana.


 C4.2.Q1 PALADIN QUEST: Hordes of Orc Elite Warriors
  As soon as you encounter your first Orcish Warlord as a paladin you should
  make note of the ring they carry. Bring this ring to Hagen to start off this
  quest. Hagen will take the first ring for +250xp and ask that you inquire with
  Ingmar as he is the orc expert.

  It seems the orcs have come out in the open and are using their best warriors
  in an attempt to quickly dispatch the paladins and conquer Khorinis. Ingmar
  will give you a lowdown on orc behaviour and how strange this situation is. In
  an attempt to deal a lethal blow to the elite orc warriors, you are naturally
  sent out to battle the orcish horde alone. The first order will be to discover
  the topdog, an orc colonel that is leading the other warlords, and to discover
  their headquarters. Ingmar believes the colonel would most likely be found in
  a cave near the city and points you toward the ravine outside Lobart's Farm.

  The cave to the far end of the ravine is in fact the headquarters, and you'll
  find the colonel here with an entourage of warlords. Be sure to gather all the
  warlord rings, and also the very nice paladin rune of Greater Healing off the
  colonel. The colonel will also have a map of the orc campaign, outlining all
  the spots where warlords are dispatched. Each of them carry warlord rings you
  should gather as proof they are dead.

  Return to Ingmar after killing the colonel for +1000xp and 300 gold. Also note
  how you can return each warlord ring to Hagen for +250xp and 150 gold and that
  is what this quest is really about. One of the many orc warlords will also
  have a small speech prepared for you that nets you +200xp. Who this is appears
  to be random. After visiting every entry on the orcish war map I had a total
  of 21 rings (minus the one ring delivered to Hagen when getting this quest).
  Given to Hagen for +5250xp and 3150 gold. Hagen will say you're welcome to
  return more rings but that he doubt there are more of them out there. The
  quest will just disappear later when all rings have been turned in to Hagen.


C4.3 - AKIL'S FARM, THE DEAD HARPY, AND SURROUNDINGS
A single quest remains, for paladins only. This can also be done in chapter 5 if
you want to save yourself another visit to Akil.

 C4.3.Q1 PALADIN QUEST: Deprivation
  Have a talk with Randolph up at Akil's Farm - the poor fellow you tricked into
  competing against Rukhar in the drinking contest. It seems his previous
  proclamation about feeling just fine backfired and he is now suffering from
  deprivation after he stopped drinking. In true 'go fetch' style, Randolph
  needs you to go visit Sagitta and get him some hang-over medicine.

  Take the trip to Sagitta and you have to buy the medicine from her for 300
  gold. Return it to Randolph for +500xp and 150 gold.


C4.4 - ONAR'S FARM & LAND
There are still plenty of things to do in Khorinis if you don't want to tackle
the dragons just yet. Simply do a 180 turn and head back, finnishing up a few
things before you head back to the valley.


 C4.4.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: Two-Handed Combat
  In chapter 4, you can ask Lee if he is willing to train you. He will do so
  regardless if you're a mercenary, paladin or mage, and can train two-handed up
  to 100%. He requires a hefty 1000 gold for his services though so this is
  probably the last option. Paladins can train two-handed to 100% free with
  Hagen in chapter 3, and there is a dragonhunter shortly after entering the
  valley in chapter 4 that can train the same for 300 gold. Still, if you have
  to, you have to.


 C4.4.P2 POINT OF INTEREST: Sagitta
  Sagitta the herb witch will have a new stock of items for you, including a
  nice King's Sorrel but also healing roots and fire roots should you need.


 C4.4.Q1 MERCENARY QUEST: Dragon Eggs
  In chapter 4, there is a secret invasion going on that is easy to miss, and
  the whole order of appearance is a bit messy here. This quest is not gotten
  here in Khorinis, or anywhere near Onar's Farm, but rather when talking to the
  first dragon in the valley (See C4.9.S2). However, the quest has nothing to do
  with the valley as such, and details a plot by the dragons to sneak a whole
  bunch of dragon eggs into Khorinis to make sure their young live on. You will
  pick up several hints about this if you return to Khorinis at the start of
  chapter 4, long before you talk to any dragons, thus it's appearance in this
  order.

  You can talk to Milten and he will say some farmer reported scaly creatures
  around his farm - then talk to Akil and he will warn you about going into the
  caves as there are lizardmen all over. Once you have found an egg, you can
  talk to Lee or Bennet about it however (See C4.4.S1 and C4.4.S2)

  A large portion of the caves you have previously visited are now occupied by
  hordes of lizard men, each band guarding one or more Dragon Eggs you can
  collect. In my total scouring of Khorinis and the caves, I found 13 dragon
  eggs (plus one more later in a dragon treasure pile), but there could be more.
  Hordes of Lizardmen guard them all, and once I was fairly sure I had gotten
  them all, selling off their swords indicated I had killed about 85 lizardmen -
  nearly 30k xp. The caves they can be found are as follows:

   - Dexter's Bandit Camp
     Both caves behind this camp have lizardmen, both the old minecrawler
     dungeon and the cave with the skeletons further back. There was 3 eggs
     total in these two caves.

   - Small Goblin Cave
     Behind Onar's Farm, between the Tomb of Inubis and the Hunters camp by
     Pepe, there was a small goblin cave that now has lizardmen. I found no egg
     in here, but it could be that the placement of the eggs is a little buggy
     as I later found 2 eggs placed on top of eachother.

   - Goblin Cave near Tavern
     This little cave where you previously fougth the horde of black goblins
     (See C1.5.P3) have several lizardmen and one egg

   - City of Khorinis Valley
     Going out the eastgate of Khorinis, then heading straigth rigth and into
     the deep valley following the ditch, there was a cave at the far back with
     black goblins and even a couple shadowbeasts. This one also contains two
     eggs and several lizardmen now. The eggs were placed on top of eachother so
     it only appears to be one.

   - Lighthouse/Khorinis Cave
     Still outside the eastgate in Khorinis, in the area where Constantino
     gathered his herbs, right below Jack's Lighthouse - where you could find
     the orc weapon for Harad. Another dragon egg and multiple lizardmen.

   - Xardas Tower and Valley
     They cave in the back of the valley outside Xardas' tower also has
     lizardmen, as well as a whole slew of them in the caves going down to the
     valley. A dragonegg is hidden behind one of the tombstones in the cave in
     the back. This egg can also be found by paladins, but in their case only
     the small cave at the farside of the valley have lizardmen. There could be
     another egg hidden in the cave down to the valley.

   - Lobart's Farm Ravine
     The cave at the end of the narrow ravine, on the other side of the mountain
     and forrest (See C1.1.P5 and C3.1.Q2) have more lizardmen and an egg.

   - Road Bend / Shadowbeast cave
     Going up to the Black Troll by the road, there was a small shadowbeast cave
     just below the wooden bridge where you met the Highwayman first. There are
     lizardmen milling about this cave, but you won't find an egg in the cave
     itself. Go further past the cave opening along the river and an egg is
     hidden among some bushes.

   - Hidden Path Cave
     The cave visited in the mage quest 'The Path of Believers' (See C1.6.Q17)
     or the 'Hidden Path' entry for non-mages (See C1.5.P5) are now also host to
     lizardmen and a dragon egg.

   - Sun Circle Cave
     The mine by the sun circle, halfway down the mountain staircase, not the
     tomb where Dragonslicer was found, has a slew of lizardmen and another egg.

  When you turn in the eggs, this quest will just dissapear later when it deems
  you have found them all.


 C4.4.S1 SIDEQUEST: Lee and the Dragon Eggs
  Once you have discovered your first dragon egg in any of the caves (not one
  from the dragons in the valley of mines) you can tell Lee about the lizardmen
  invasion for +200xp. This goes for paladins and mages alike too, when the egg
  in the valley up by Xardas' tower is discovered (See C4.1.P1).

  MERCENARY: Lee will also tell you to bring the eggs to Bennet.


 C4.4.P3 MERCENARY POINT OF INTEREST: Bennet's Battle Blades
  If you are a mercenary with basic knowledge of forging (the self-forged
  sword), and have completed the small task of bringing Bennet five lumps of
  magic ore to have him teach you about magic blades, he can now teach you some
  really nice weapons. A two-handed sword called Heavy Ore Battle Blade (90/90)
  and a one-handed sword called Ore Battle Blade (75/65). These are the first
  available swords that are better than the Dragonslicer or Orc Slayer swords.

  Each sword cost 5 LP to learn how to make, and you don't need any prior
  forging knowledge except the basics. The two-hander requires an additional 4
  lumps of ore in the creation process, and the one-hander requires 3 lumps.

  Do note that if you decide to learn forging as a mercenary, there will be even
  better versions available in chapter 5, so only learn to make one of these if
  you feel your current weapon is getting a bit dull. The better versions also
  requires dragon blood in addition to the ore, so you will need to learn
  another hunting skill for them too.


 C4.4.S2 MERCENARY SIDEQUEST: Bennet and the Dragon Eggs
  Show one of the eggs to Bennet for +350xp. He will look them over and say he
  can probably use them in the production of armor/weapons, but you will receive
  nothing concrete from that venture. Bennet will still buy the dragon eggs and
  can be haggled up to 350 gold per egg. Agreeing to this deal will loose you
  one egg and recieve the payment.

  With the remaining eggs, if you choose to sell them, you will recieve another
  +350xp per egg. The eggs can later be used for a special dragon egg potion
  boosting strength, so it's up to you if need more strength at the end of the
  game, or xp now.


C4.5 - ROAMING THE NEW WORLD
For both paladins and mercenaries alike, there will be much trekking around the
new world hunting down the orcs or lizardmen, but one point of interest exists
for all.


 C4.5.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: An Orc Warlord
  On the way up to the black troll, just over the wooden bridge where you first
  met the highway man in chapter 1, there is now a small band of orcs led by an
  Orcish Warlord. This is part of a paladin quest, but this sole instance of the
  warlords can be encountered by mercenaries and mages too.

  The only thing of possible interest besides killing the orcs for the xp, could
  be the warlord ring that has an odd side-effect of lowering strength by 20. If
  you're still below the 90 strength that can be trained in chapters 1-5, you
  can wear this ring to artificially train strength as far as 110. If you have
  90 strength, wear the ring so you get 70, then train up to 90 again and remove
  the ring - your new strength will be 110.

  Contrary to paladins being able to get a little xp out of reporting the
  lizardmen invasion to Lee (See C4.4.S1), mages or mercenaries cannot report
  their findings on the warlords to Hagen.


C4.6 - THE MONASTERY
A revisit to the monastery in chapter 4 will net you some sidequests. Talking to
Milten outside will clue you in on the presence of 'scaly things' that some
farmers seems to have a problem with too. Ulthar will also inform you that the
paladins have cleansed the Innos Statues around the roads, so they are free to
use again if you didn't already do this as a paladin.


 C4.6.S1 SIDEQUEST: Jorgen a Novice?
  The stranded captain Jorgen you met earlier at the foot of the monastery
  bridge is now inside, accepted as a novice no doubt but not really dressed up
  like one. He can be found right inside the door, to the right. If you told him
  to seek out Milten that is. Checking in on Jorgen this way will net you +200xp
  and a bit of whine on life in the monastery, a common trait for most novices
  it seems.


 C4.6.S2 MERCENARY SIDEQUEST: Kill Pedro
  Enter the winery and Gorax will immediately force you into a conversation. You
  will recieve +600xp just talking to Gorax, in wich he explains how the
  monastery has become a place of mistrust after the theft of the Eye of Innos.
  Agree to his terms and you are charged with the task of killing Pedro as soon
  as you lay your hands on him, of wich you will be paid when the deed is done.


 C4.6.Q1 PALADIN QUEST: Neoras' Dragon Egg Brew
  As a paladin, have a rather amusing chat with Neoras the resident alchemist
  down in the cellar. He recently bougth an interesting recipe from a travelling
  merchant that details the use of a dragon egg in a potion. Neoras has been
  trying to substitute the dragon egg component for a while without luck, and
  jokingly asks that you could always let him know if you happen to find one.
  Agree, and follow up on your promise when Neoras tries to brush it off as a
  joke.

  For paladins, there are a couple ways to get a hold of a dragon egg. The most
  obvious is the dragon egg found in the treasure hoarde of one of the dragons,
  but there is also a location in Khorinis during chapter 4 (See C4.1.P1)

  Return a dragon egg to Neoras for +600xp and a choice of three rewards. You
  can get 3 elixirs of healing, or a magic ring of defense (+10 magic AC) if you
  tell him to suprise you. You can also ask for part of the potion when it is
  finnished. Choose this option if you are into strength, and wait 2 days then
  return. You will be given a potion of 'Dragon Egg Secretion' that is identical
  to an Elixir of Strength when drunk.


C4.8 - THE VALLEY OF MINES
Much of the action in chapter 4 will happen in and around the valley of mines,
and several things have changed since your last visit. You should head down the
mountain path and talk to the dragonhunters first (C4.8.P1) then head for the
castle, before exploring the rest of the valley. As with chapter 2, the valley
is listed before the castle (area 9).


 C4.8.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: First Dragonhunter Encounter
  Instead of just teleporting directly to the castle as you enter the valley,
  follow the path down as you did the first time. A little ways down from where
  Bilgot is still resting, there's a whole band of dragonhunters accompanied by
  Gorn. If you are a dragonhunter yourself, this encounter can go sour very
  fast, so be careful what you say. If you anger anyone and they attack you, all
  the others will charge the offender and kill him outright seeing as you are
  affiliated with them. If you are a paladin or mage, this works fine and you
  can simply beat anyone trying to get you.

  Talk to the dragonhunters to learn more of what is in store for you. Once you
  leave them, they will disperse and find their own camps where they can be met
  later on.

  - Hokurn can teach anyone one-handed and two-handed skill up to 100% provided
    you get him something to drink (wine, beer, or gin) and pay him 300 gold.
  - Biff can be hired to follow you around for 100 gold.
  - Kjorn has a little stock ready to sell, including some healing potions
  - Godar can teach you to hunt, after exploring what he went to jail for,
    including the two new available dragon related skills, Collect Dragon Blood
    and Remove Dragon Scales. This costs you a hefty 1000 gold, and can be
    learnt elsewhere. Be careful not to anger Godar or he will attack outright.


 C4.8.P2 POINT OF INTEREST: Assault on Fajeth's Camp
  If you get close to Fajeth's Mining Camp (See C2.8.S5) in chapter 4, you will
  see it being suddenly attacked by a band of orcs, including 2 orc elites and
  several warriors. This is a fierce battle between npc's and the outcome can go
  either way, wether you interfere or not. You'll most likely hear the sounds of
  battle when you get close, and if you're quick you can bolt inside the camp to
  help either side for some extra xp.

  It's quite possible for the orc band to kill all the npcs here, including
  Fajeth, Tengron, Fed and Jergen, in wich you don't get to pick their pockets.
  Other than that, there doesn't seem to be any further development in this
  camp, and these npc's appear to have played out their role. Neither is there
  any reward for helping them and if you talk to them afterwards they won't even
  mention the incident.

  Charging headfirst into the crowd, blade swinging can actually be a good way
  to go about things should you choose to interfere. Any convicts or npcs who
  falls by your blade will only be knocked out (and thus saved), but while if an
  orc kills them they will be dead.


 C4.8.Q1 QUEST: Ur-Shak
  Ur-Shak is an orc from Gothic 1, obviously a friend too or as far as orcs can
  be friends. He is overlooking the combat below in Fajeth's camp (C4.8.P2) from
  the cliff overhang. Talk to him to recieve +500xp and this quest, and to learn
  a bit about the orcs and ongoing siege. It appears Ur-Shak is in disgrace with
  the orc shamen, and is waiting here to be escorted to Hosh-Pak for an
  audience.

  If you have already killed Hosh-Pak, no worries. Once you have learnt what you
  can from Ur-Shak, you will get the option to tell him Hosh-Pak is dead -
  otherwise you have to kill Hosh-Pak first(See C4.9.Q8). When told that Hosh-
  Pak is dead, Ur-Shak will head for the cliff overlook Hosh-Pak used as a base.

  You can later encounter Ur-Shak there, and a chance of fate has now seen Ur-
  Shak in good favour with the orcs again, carrying out Hosh-Pak's previous
  tasks. Talking to Ur-Shak here will net you +750xp as well as learn how Ur-
  Shak had a change of heart and now consider you his enemy, and all other
  humans for that matter. There's also a couple new orc warriors accompanying
  him now. When the talks are over, feel free to send them the same way as Hosh-
  Pak. The quest completes when encountering Ur-Shak at this location.


 C4.8.P3 POINT OF INTEREST: Demon Tower Revisited
  If you visit the ancient demon tower again in chapter 4, it is now occupied by
  Seekers. Teleporting in will put you right in the line of fire from 3 of them
  in the upper chambers. On the table in the top chamber now is a mage rune of
  Fear (circle 3) and a lump of ore. There are also several more seekers
  throughout the tower, as well as more outside, and even a band of 3 harpies on
  the ground floor.


 C4.8.S1 SIDEQUEST: Engrom is Lost?
  Talk to Talbin, one of two hunter friends found at a camp just before the
  small cave where you met Greppert & Kervo (See C2.8.S2). It seems Engrom had a
  vision and suddenly walked off into the night. Talbin seems more upset that
  Engrom had a lurker skin that belonged to him than the fact that he is missing
  though.

  Engrom can be found dead just outside the small cave where Marcos is still
  guarding his ore. On his body is the lurker skin with Talbin's named engraved.
  Return the skin to Talbin for +200xp, and then Talbin realizes he's had enough
  and will head for the pass. You will also be given a rather stranger quest
  called 'I Gotta Get out of Here' that will finnish later when you find Talbin
  back in Khorinis.


 C4.8.Q2 QUEST: I Gotta Get out of Here!
  Once you have discovered the fate of Engrom and returned the lurker skin to
  Talbin, he will pack up and run for the pass. You can later find Talbin
  outside the mine entrance to the pass, close to where the teleport rune drops
  you off. Talk to him again and he will ask for safe passage through the pass.
  Exit to the pass and Khorinis after agreeing, and you will find Talbin outside
  the gates to the pass - make sure he is ok for +600xp and a lump of ore,
  before you can return to the valley again.


 C4.8.P4 POINT OF INTEREST: Hunting Dragons
  Important! Save before doing any of the dragons and keep a 'no dragons killed'
  savegame intact for later, prefferably at the start of chapter 4. There's a
  really nasty bug somewhere, mostly encountered as a mercenary, where the game
  thinks you have killed all four them when you kill the third. You can talk to
  the last dragon then, but the Eye of Innos will not expend it's charge and the
  last dragon will be impossible to kill. You are still registered as having
  killed them all however and can progress to chapter 5, but you loose out on
  the xp and any dragon blood or scales - there's also the possibility of
  following bugs later in the game. If anyone knows why, how and more specifics
  on this bug, please let me know so a workaround can be found. In all the
  instances where this has happened to me, the bug seems to manifest itself
  after you have killed two dragons, and nothing you do after that, like killing
  the last two dragons in another order, saving/reloading, exiting and
  reentering the valley and so on, have any effect. The only way seems to be to
  reload a savegame from before any dragon was killed and then doing them in a
  different order.

  In addition to the experience from killing the four dragons, and their
  treasure hoardes, you can deliver a report on your progress to Garond. For
  each dragon you kill, you will be given +500xp and 300 gold. You don't
  neccesarily have to report after each kill - making a total report when you
  are done will give you +2000xp and 1200 gold.

  Also note that when the fourth dragon dies, the chapter is in essence
  complete. At that point, returning to Khorinis will trigger chapter 5.


 C4.8.S2 SIDEQUEST: The Swamp Dragon Pandrodor
  Just off the red-roofed cabin where Marcos is guarding the magic ore still, is
  the entrance to the swamp and the first, or easiest, dragon. Just outside the
  entrance you can also hook up with the now dragonhunters Cipher and Rod. Talk
  to Cipher and they will both help you fight the dragon. Doing so will not
  deprieve you of any xp, nor must you share any loot - in fact, getting the
  help from Cipher and Rod will give you +600xp extra once the dragon is
  defeated.

  Enter the swamp and walk up to the dragon - the eye of innos will work it's
  magic, provided it is charged and ready if you didn't fight any dragons before
  this one. Pandrodor will give you a little lecture on how doomed your world is
  and how futile this is for you, as well as hint towards the location of other
  dragons. Once you have exhausted the conversation options, he will attack.

  Except an annoying push that will fling you way off his range, a few flying
  manevours and dragonbreath, Pandrodor is relatively easy. Cipher and Rod will
  also fire arrows at him from behind you to help. When I first fougth the
  dragons I was anywhere from level 30-35 and they never posed any danger
  whatsoever, going down in 2-3 quick swings from basically any melee weapon.
  Your milage may vary here, but if you are at a considerably lower level, these
  dragons might be hard to kill.

  Pandrodor yields +3500xp and his heart, a 'Heart of a Swamp Dragon'. This is
  the heart you need to recharge the eye of Innos with. If you have the hunting
  skills Take Dragon Blood or Remove Dragon Scales, Pandrodor will also drop 2
  vials of dragon blood and 12 scales.

  In the treasure pile behind him is 325 gold in satchels and a jewel casket. A
  little to his right, a Dragonroot also grows barerly visible in the mud.


 C4.8.P5 POINT OF INTEREST: Recharging the Eye of Innos
  This process is explained to you by Pyrokar at the end of the ritual in
  chapter 3 but might not seem that appearant at first. Many seem to forget the
  eye has to be recharged between dragons.

  To recharge the eye - it expends it's energies each time you talk to a dragon
  - you have to bring some components to an alchemist table. Using your teleport
  rune to the castle will drop you right at such a table in the small chapel. In
  addition to a dragon heart (any of the 4, swamp, fire, stone, ice) you also
  need a Lab Water Flask. If you lack a flask you cannot recharge the eye. This
  doesn't really have anything to do with the eye, just that ANY process done at
  an alchemy table expends one lab water flask.


 C4.8.S3 SIDEQUEST: The Stone Dragon Pedrokhan
  Pedrakhan can be found at the old castle ruins furthest southeast, following
  the orc palisade to it's end and the raging river, then following the hill up
  past Gestath (See C2.8.P16). Make a pitstop at Gestath however - Gorn will be
  here by the fire after you encountered him with the other dragonhunters coming
  into the valley. Enlist his help and Gorn will fight his way through the
  Lizardmen all the way past the bridge. If you already cleared the path, he
  will follow you up there, then wish you good luck. In either case, having Gorn
  accompany you is worth +600xp.

  Continue scaling the mountain path and castle ruins until the very top, where
  Pedrokhan has his lair in a huge mountain cave. With the Eye charged, force
  the dragon to talk and learn about the other dragons. Then kill him. Pedrokhan
  is worth +4000xp and the usual 2 vials of dragon blood and 12 dragon scales.
  In addition you will get his heart to recharge the eye once again.

  His hoard of gold is located behind him to the back of the cave and contains
  325 gold in satchels, some swords, a silver plate and chalice, a gold plate
  and lastly a Sextant worth quite a bit sold, or given to Ramirez to complete
  his quest (See C2.2.Q4).


 C4.8.S4 SIDEQUEST: The Fire Dragon Feomathar
  The fire dragon has it's lair in the tall spire mountain just south of the
  castle. Follow the road up past where you met Hosh-Pak, around the bend and
  then up the winding path to the top. It shouldn't be hard to miss as you'll
  see the red haze of heat lining the mountain path upwards, as well as
  surrounding the top. There is no outside help to be had with Feomathar, so you
  have to brave him alone.

  When all conversation is done and over with, defeat Feomathar for +4500xp. You
  could ask him about his hoarde wich is nowhere to be seen and he would explain
  that it was hidden where earthbound creatures without wings wouldn't get to
  it. For an ancient dragon, he's not too bright and obviously didn't play hide
  and seek when he was young. The hoarde is found just a few meters up the
  cliffside, out of view. You can jump up easily, or even walk up there from the
  opposite side of the cliff ring. There's 400 gold in satchels there, as well
  as a fine longsword, an ash bow, and a casket.


 C4.8.Q3 QUEST: Two Ice Giants for Sylvio
  Be sure to meet up with good old Sylvio and Bullco. They are both sitting at a
  small camp in the light forrest before the icy arch where you encountered the
  Ice Golems first (or will pretty soon).

  Sylvios nature is soon appearant if you didn't read the hints earlier. It
  seems he had a group of other dragonhunters with him too, but they were sent
  to their deaths against the ice golems and can be found littering the front of
  the archway. Talk to Sylvio and he will coherse you into dealing with the ice
  golems if you let him. There's even a promise of 1000 gold if you do so, but
  this is just trickery. Still, agree to help Sylvio.

  If you already dispatched of the ice golems earlier, no problem. Just talk to
  Sylvio again for +600xp. Sylvio and Bullco will then move up to the arch - you
  can press about your 1000 gold, and you will realize Sylvio intends to
  actually pay you with part of the dragons treasure, after you have dispatched
  the dragon. Furthermore, you won't get any help at all from these crooks and
  have to continue up to the cave yourself.


 C4.8.S5 SIDEQUEST: The Ice Dragon Finkregh
  All the way west into the snowy region, Finkregh the Ice Dragon can be found
  in a large icy cave behind the barricades. If Finkregh is your last dragon to
  defeat, the quests 'Dragon Hunt' and 'The Dragon Hunters' will complete after
  he is dead, and you will have gotten a new quest called 'The Master of
  Dragons' - none of the quests complete with any direct reward. The Master is
  the driving force behind the dragons who came on his power of word. From all
  the dragon's forced information you will know the Master is hiding at an
  island in the halls of Indorath, where the story will take us next.

  Killing Finkregh nets you +5000xp and more dragon scales and blood. His large
  treasure hoard in the back contains 650 gold, a two-hander called
  Stormbringer, and a dragon egg. There's also a note in a small partly snowed
  in building to the right from some 'Saturas' that left this cave earlier.

  When you return down to the icy arch where you defeated the Ice Golems, some
  new lizardmen will have spawned there. Also talk to Sylvio and Bullco wich
  nets you +200xp, and the final battle with Sylvio. He is literary dying to get
  his hand on the dragon treasure and will attack you outright. Sylvio won't be
  knocked out and will die when you fight him. After that, Bullco will head down
  to the other dragonhunters, if you let him live.


C4.9 - THE CASTLE
After you've chatted with the dragonhunters, head for the castle, either by the
old way up the ramp, or simply using the teleport rune. Also note that the
castle is once again besieged by a horde of orcs, elites, warriors, shamen and
wargs. Deal with those later though and head inside.


 C4.9.Q1 QUEST: Lost in Darkness
  Talk to Udar by the ramp and notice how there's a knight missing - Sengrath.
  Udar will tell you how Sengrath stood watch one night and lost his crossbow
  down the castle wall. An orc picked it up and dissapeared into the night, with
  Sengrath racing after it towards the palisades never to be seen again.

  Udar wants you to find Sengrath, if he is still alive. Sengrath is quite dead,
  by the hands of the orc, and can be found not far from the castle. At the top
  of the ramp, just go directly east, across the river and you'll see Sengrath's
  dead body with an Orc Elite standing next to him. On his body is his entire
  inventory, including everything you possibly sold him during chapter 2, as
  well as a regular crossbow named 'Sengrath's Crossbow' that will serve as
  proof of his fate to Udar.

  You've probably realized already that you can take great (and unfair)
  advantage of this knowledge that Sengrath will retain his inventory when dead.
  Retrieving all the crap sold to Sengrath in chapter 2 and then selling it
  again to anyone else in the castle can quickly net you 10-15.000 gold. Do with
  that information what you wish.

  Returning to Udar with Sengrath's crossbow and explaining his fate nets you
  +600xp.


 C4.9.Q2 QUEST: Theft
  Talk to Keroloth the Knigth training the men-at-arms and notice how glum he
  looks. Seems he lost his money bag with all his savings, and he suspects the
  dragonhunters now found around the castle.

  His bag can be found just lying around near the smithy, next to Jan the
  dragonhunter. Return it to Keroloth for +400xp. You can also ask for a finders
  fee and recieve 150 gold as a mercenary or 50 gold as a paladin.

  When asked where you found it, there are some possible outcomes. You can
  simply don't tell him, saying you don't know who might have stolen it, or
  directly imply the dragonhunters. Saying where you found it will also imply
  the dragonhunters, in wichever case Keroloth will charge over and attack Jan.

  MERCENARY: If you refuse to imply the other dragonhunters as the thieves, then
  get cocky with Keroloth, he will attack you. You can knock him out without
  angering the other knigths for +240xp and also take back his bag wich contain
  300 gold in addition to your finders fee.


 C4.9.Q3 QUEST: Angar's Amulet
  Angar, a fellow known from Gothic 1 has found his way to the castle after
  getting lost in the mountains. He's going to rest up first before joining the
  dragonhunters, but mentions how he lost his amulet coming down from the
  mountains. You can offer to retrieve it for him and he will tell you he think
  he lost it down south in the mountains, near a stone circle.

  Chances are you already have his amulet (See C2.8.P14) so you can return it
  right away for +750xp. Otherwise you have to trek out and do the point above.

  Angar will go look for his amulet if you don't give it to him right away, and
  can be found at a camp by the stone circle later. When you give him his
  amulet, he will then move down to the vicinity of where Marcos is guarding the
  ore, by a campfire there. If you talk to him again you will recieve another
  +350xp and learn how he didn't want to hook up with the dragonhunters anyway
  seeing as they were just bandits. In chapter 5 he will move through the pass
  and end up on Bengar's farm with Wolf.


 C4.9.Q4 QUEST: The Filthy Sty
  Remember Brutus the jolly torturer? He's standing outside his little chamber
  now, terrified of the filthy scary beasts that have taken up residence in his
  cozy home. Four meatbugs to be exact. Take them out and comfort Brutus for
  +350xp and 150 gold.

  Later you can talk to Brutus and say you think you saw a meatbug behind him to
  see him run off like crazy before returning later. Fun touch.


 C4.9.Q5 QUEST: Hunger
  Gerold the Knight previously guarding Gorn in the castle prison cells is still
  standing firm at his post. He has worked up quite a hunger though, and the
  orcish siege doesn't exactly help. Talk to him and he's dying to get his hands
  on some real food - he can surely smell the deliscious hams and cheeses you
  have on you, but he doesn't want anyone else to know he's gotten food from you
  - to avoid suddenly making a lot of new hungry friends he doesn't want. He
  thus asks you to meet him in the small chapel at midnigth when everyone else
  has turned in.

  Sleep until midnight and Gerold will be standing in the chapel. Just walk up
  to him and the nigthsnack frenzy will begin. You get the option to give him a
  piece of basically whatever you have, including Hams, Sausages, Cheese, Fried
  Meat, and Fish Soup. Give him one piece and you'll recieve the odd 116xp and
  50 gold. Keep feeding him various foods (or the same type) until you have
  given him 9 helpings and he'll say that's enough and reward you with +350xp
  and a whole 450 gold.


 C4.9.Q6 QUEST: Jan and the Smithy
  Jan the dragonhunter can be found sitting outside the now empty smithy. He's
  not really much of a dragonhunter really, as he will explain to you, but is
  really a blacksmith. Offer to see what you can do.

  Parcival the advisor to Garond has decided he wants nothing to do with the
  dragonhunters, and has become really hostile lately. Simply go over his head
  and talk directly with Garond, vouching for Jan being an ok enough fellow and
  Garond will allow him to man the smithy. Talk to Jan again for +200xp.

  MERCENARY: Letting Jan man the smithy lets you later get some improved
  dragonhunter armor from him, if you can deliver some dragon scales to him
  (See C4.9.P2).

  PALADIN: As a paladin you will recieve the +200xp from vouching for Jan with
  Garond, instead of when talking to Jan afterwards.


 C4.9.Q7 QUEST: Fero's Sword
  Fero is the dragonhunter standing next to Jan. Talk to him for a little story
  on how he came to the valley to hunt dragons, but how he lost his sword on the
  way. As everyone else clumsy enough to loose anything not nailed to their
  backs, he wants you to retrieve it.

  The sword can be found right next to Hosh-Pak, up on the hill overlooking the
  castle, but you are likely to anger Hosh in the process (See C4.9.Q8). Return
  the sword to Fero for +400xp and he can now train your Strength and Dextery as
  an added 'bonus'. His max levels are 70 in both though, so the usefulness is
  so so - if you've cleaned house so far, you probably have have thrice that in
  your main skill.


 C4.9.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: A Little Help from Oric
  Find Oric in the main hall with Garond and ask if there's anything you could
  do to help. He will first head you in the direction of the dragons, but also
  have a task for you see (See C4.11.Q7). You don't have to agree or disagree to
  do this right away, but once Oric have detailed the task you can ask him for a
  bit of help in your dragon hunt. Oric will offer you one of 4 choices from his
  provisions: 3 Elixirs of Healing, 3 Elixirs of Mana, 1 Elixir of Strength or 1
  Elixir of Dexterity. Choose the one that suits you the best at this point.


 C4.9.Q8 QUEST: Hosh-Pak
  Hosh-Pak is the orc shaman in charge of the orc forces besieging the castle,
  and killing him would certainly disrupt them. Oric will be very convincing in
  his plea for you to take this shaman out. You can initially refuse to kill
  Hosh-pak, but this will only give you a reprimande from Oric on the situation,
  to where you can either agree to kill him or simply ignore the quest. Killing
  Hosh-Pak is required to the get the quest Ur-Shak going (See C4.10.Q1), and
  there's no way around this or any other outcomes. Chances are you already
  killed Hosh-Pak by mistake in chapter 2.

  Hosh-Pak is found on the hill overlooking the castle, just south of the ramp.
  He is an orc shaman and shouldn't be too difficult to spot. Kill him and
  return to Oric for +600xp.


 C4.9.P2 MERCENARY POINT OF INTEREST: Medium Dragon Hunter's Armor
  After you have arranged for Jan to man the smithy making weapons for the
  paladins, he can create your next suit of armor from dragon scales. For this
  you need the hunter skill 'Remove Dragon Scales' learnt from either Godar in
  the first encounter with the dragonhunters, or from Gestath (See C2.8.P16).

  Jan requires 20 dragon scales to make the armor, and also charges a whopping
  12.000 gold for it after that. Each dragon yields 12 scales so you need to
  kill atleast 2 before you can get this armor. Any excess dragon scales can be
  sold to Bennet later.


 C4.9.P3 PALADIN POINT OF INTEREST: Dragon Blood for Jan
  As a paladin you can learn how to take the blood of dragons from either Godar
  or Gestath, but you won't be able to use it to forge dragonslayer weapons as
  Bennet is the only one doing this and won't teach paladins. You can however
  sell the dragon blood to Jan if you have it, for +200xp and 200 gold per vial.
  Just talk to him about it and you will get the option to sell it to him. There
  is a total of 8 vials of dragon blood to be had from the four dragons.

  Is it worth it? The 5LP needed to learn the hunter skill is practically half a
  level, and the return is only 1600xp towards your next level and more LP. On
  the other side, this can be used as an exploit very similar to mercenaries and
  the shadowbeast horns for Buster. Simply knock out Jan and take the 8 vials of
  dragon blood back - then you can give them to him again for another +1600xp
  and repeat the process indefinite.


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CHAPTER 5 - DEPARTURE
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Chapter 5 begins when you enter the pass again from the valley of mines, after
the four dragons are dead. Not a whole lot will have changed back in Khorinis,
and the major plot line of chapter 5 is to leave Khorinis all together, heading
after the Master Dragon. This is a quest now present in your questlog and was
gotten when defeating the last dragon.

Level progress through chapter 4 should have left you with a good level boost
seeing as most the orcs where back and the quests and dragons also gave you a
good portion of xp. A good level for starting chapter 5 would be around 30+. My
highest level upon starting chapter 5 was 40.

Immediately entering Khorinis again, you should make your way to the Monastery,
then Xardas tower - this will set the presedence for what your tasks will be in
this chapter. The questlist is still listed by order of area however.


C5.1 - XARDAS' TOWER & VALLEY, AND ROAD TO KHORINIS
There is only a few things left up here, but still one major item of interest we
need to do to get the major plot going.


 C5.1.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: Xardas' Letter
  Using your teleport rune to Xardas' Tower, or walking up there from the city,
  you'll meet Lares standing just outside the tower. Ask him where Xardas is and
  he will tell you how he left without saying, but that he has a letter to you
  from Xardas. In the letter is the magic phrase to open the book 'Halls of
  Idorath' you found earlier, and you should get this before going to the
  monastery.


 C5.1.P2 POINT OF INTEREST: Lobart's Demise
  Finally you get the chance to get some payment for all the nagging Lobart has
  been doing throughout all the chapters. Pick him and his entire farm clean of
  their belongings if you wish. This includes: Lobart, Hilda, Vino and Maleth,
  for a nice +1000xp.


C5.2 - CITY OF KHORINIS
Much of the action still in Khorinis revolves around completing the ship,
captain and crew quests, as well as tying up a few loose ends and properly
equipping yourself for the journey ahead.


 C5.2.S1 SIDEQUEST: A Fifth Prophecy
  As Always, drop by Abuyin for the fifth and last prophecy of things to come.
  This dark and disturbing little tale will cost you 1000 gold but also net you
  +1000xp this time around.


 C5.2.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: Provisioning
  The merchants of Khorinis have new stock of items as you would expect, so take
  the time to pick up a few items of interest. Constantino has a Dragonroot and
  2 King's Sorrels, Zuris has an Elixir of Life, and Lutero in the upper
  quarters has a King's Sorrel and even a Blank Runestone for mages. If you are
  into ranged weapons, don't forget to visit Bosper as he now has the best
  crossbows and bows for sale, a Dragonhunter's Crossbow (100/85) and a Dragon
  Bow (75/95). If you are looking to make some Mana or Healing elixirs before
  you go, drop by Jora and the Gardener for healing roots and fire roots.


 C5.2.S2 SIDEQUEST: The Thieves Guild
  This is a little oddity perhaps, but remember back in chapter 1 where you
  could track down and kill off the thieves guild for a shortcut into the
  service of the paladins? Although the quest have long since disappeared, it's
  basically still in effect and can be completed now wether you are a member of
  the thieves guild or not.

  If you returned the sextant to Ramizer (found in the stone dragon's hoarde)
  there is nothing left to do with the thieves guild. None of them will join you
  on the ship, and neither have any more tasks for you. Diego will train your
  dexterity better than Cassia can too. If you want to, you can now kill off the
  three thieves down there (be sure to pickpocket them first), Cassia, Jesper
  and Ramirez and return to Lord Andre saying you did. This will net you +500xp
  and 300 gold.


 C5.2.P2 POINT OF INTEREST: A Few Goblin Berries
  In chapter 5, if you visit Hagen you will see that most of the ship crew is
  lined up in the upper quarter, getting ready to enter the valley of mines.
  That means the ship you are about to borrow later operates with a skeleton
  crew, and only two guards are left guarding it.

  These paladins are called "Ship Guard" and were previously 'immortal'. Now
  however, they can be knocked out if you wish, where both carry one goblin
  berry each. This doesn't hold true to all Ship Guards, but if you really want
  to wreck havoc, there's atleast one more goblin berry on one of the ship
  guards in the upper quarters, and even some of the knights.


 C5.2.P3 POINT OF INTEREST: Empty the Pockets
  As this is your last chance to do a bit of pickpocketing in Khorinis, be sure
  to empty the inhabitants pockets if your fingers are itching. All successful
  pickpocketing done in chapter 5 will net you +250xp. You should even have some
  items to help you out - an amulet of agility or power, plus a ring of skill or
  dexterity can boost your dex as high as +30. It appears the hardest targets to
  pickpocket require an upper limit of 120 dexterity, of wich you probably
  already have by now, no matter what guild. If not, spending some LP on dex at
  this point isn't a bad choice, and remember you also have magic rings or
  amulets that boost dex.

  The pickpocket victims in and close around the city of Khorinis in chapter 5
  are: Mika, Jack, Niclas, Daron, Canthar or Sarah, Jora, Hakon, Zuris, Rengaru,
  Baltram, Ruga, Peck, Mortis, Wulfgar, Borka, Abuyin, Hanna, Cassia, Jesper,
  Ramirez, Ulf, Rangar, Coragon, Rosi, Till, Vatras, Pablo, Constantino, Brian,
  Harad, Meldor, Lehmar, Fenia, Moe, Mario, Kardif, Joe, Lares, Brahim, Garvell,
  Fellan, Alrik, Alwin, Carl, Ignaz, Halvor, Bromor, Nadja, Gritta, Thorben,
  Regis, Matteo, Diego, Bosper, Wambo, Judge, Lutero, Salandril, Cedric,
  Albrecht, Ingmar, Larius, Gardener.

  Note that you might have already picked some of these in previous quests, and
  that some might not be available here depending on quest outcomes and guild.
  Still, saving your little thefts until chapter 5 can net you in excess of
  15.000xp and several thousand gold.


 C5.2.P4 MERCENARY POINT OF INTEREST: Access to the Ship
  Mercenaries won't have the chance to get aboard the ship before chapter 5, and
  in this case they will eventually anyway. There are however some items of
  interest on the ship, available from the start of chapter 5 if you want to
  have a look around. Hidden around the ship and in the hold is a few potions,
  scrolls, leather satchels with coins, but most importantly an Elixir of
  Strength. There's also a magic ring in the hold, a Ring of Stoneskin (+10
  Arrow AC).

  Note that Mages and Paladins get access to the ship way earlier and will still
  have it at the point where mercenearies do.


 C5.2.P5 PALADIN POINT OF INTEREST: New Paladin Runes
  As a paladin, Albrecht will have new runes available if you talk to him in
  chapter 5. These are the last runes available from Albrecht, but you will get
  better early in chapter 6. The runes you can choose now are Heal Medium Wounds
  (Healing - 10 mana for 200 points healed), of wich you probably already have
  better, and Expel Evil, wich is mispelled and turns out to be Harm Evil in
  your inventory, 15 mana to harm 300 damage. As mentioned, you probably already
  have Greater Healing, and you will get a stronger combat rune early in chapter
  6, so you might just save your LP here.


 C5.2.P6 POINT OF INTEREST: Before you Leave
  Having done all you need to do, the only thing left to start chapter 6 is to
  talk to your captain - you will get a key to the captain's quarters and once
  you enter it, you will set sail to the island. A couple things to check on
  before though, as once you leave you will never come back.

   - Buy everything you think you will need, like scrolls, potions etc. Once on
     the island you will have very little use for coin except to buy a few king
     sorrels and arrows/bolts.

   - Pickpocket your crew on the docks if you haven't already. They can be
     pickpocketed again when you reach the island.

   - Knock out any irritating npc's if you wish, as you'll never see them again
     (perhaps in G3, but lets hope they don't remember what we did in G2 =).

   - Complete all quests/sidequests/points of interest, since again, you won't
     be coming back.

   - Remember to fully take advantage of the stat boosters around. Did you pray
     10 times at the Innos statues? Did you donate 1000 gold to Daron? Ate the
     Apples or Mushrooms?

  Once you're sure you have everything in order, enter the captain's quarters
  and you'll see a nice FMV of the ship setting sail and reaching the shrouded
  island. You'll start on the ship inside a huge natural cave, and chapter 6
  will commense a few seconds later.


C5.3 - AKIL'S FARM, THE DEAD HARPY, AND SURROUNDINGS
Don't miss a single place as this run in chapter 5 is the last you will see of
Khorinis or the Valley. Be sure to empty out your chests in the Dead Harpy if
you have any supplies stored there - you can leave every single key, letter,
book, etc however as you won't have any need for it.


 C5.3.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: Looting
  Fingers itching for all those chapters, pick the whole bunch clean of their
  hard-earned coin. Victims in this area includes: Akil, Katie, Randolp, Talbin,
  Rukhar, Orlan, and Dragomir.


 C5.3.P2 POINT OF INTEREST: Another Goblin Berry?
  Unknown if this could possibly be just an overlook, but I'm fairly sure a new
  Goblin Berry has sprouted up near the brown fat tree closest to Egill on
  Akil's Farm. It's found just at the treeroots, on the opposite side of Egill.


C5.4 - ONAR'S FARM & LAND
Yet another visit to this area will yield a few quests and points of interest
before the departure. Seeing as you're coming out at the pass, starting here
isn't such a bad idea.


 C5.4.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: Thekla's Last Pot of Stew
  Have a last chat with good old Thekla in the kitchen on Onar's Farm and tell
  her how you defeated some dragons and otherwise kept yourself busy. That will
  leave you with a last pot of her stew.


 C5.4.P2 POINT OF INTEREST: Sagitta's Sorrels
  A last visit to Sagitta will also net you two more King's Sorrels if you have
  the coin to pay for it (500g). Her stock also contains the usual selection of
  new healing and mana potions as well as lab flasks and other assorted herbs
  you might need.


 C5.4.S1 SIDEQUEST: Lee's New Bodyguard?
  In chapter 5, have another chat with Dar, the sorry excuse for a mercenary you
  dealt with earlier in Cipher's weedpackage quest. It seems with all the
  mercenaries gone dragonhunters, Dar finally sees his chance to become
  something in the mercenary camp. Beating up you seems to be a good idea to him
  at the moment and will surerly let him be worthy as a bodyguard for Lee. Let
  him try, then beat him up as usual. Talk to him when he gets up again and Dar
  realizes maybe this wasn't the brigthest of ideas he has had lately. For this
  you recieve +250xp.

  MERCENARY: This sidequest will be a bit different for mercenaries. See C5.4.Q3
  before doing this.


 C5.4.Q1 QUEST: Sekob Misses His Wife
  Drop by Sekob and notice how both Rosi and Till seems to have gone missing.
  Talking to Sekob will reveal how he suddenly realized they were gone one day
  and he would be happy if you could find them.

  This is in relation to another quest (C5.4.Q2 below) and it's up to you how
  you want to go about things. Returning Rosi and Till to Sekob will net you
  +250xp and 650 gold. Talking to Rosi after you returned her to Sekob will also
  net you +250xp and hear her otherwise lithe voice throw out a series of
  curses. This will complete this quest, and fail C5.4.Q2


 C5.4.Q2 QUEST: Rosi's Flight
  If you just visited Sagitta, you can follow the mountainside up to where it
  meets the road just off the river coming from the monastery. Rosi and Till
  will be standing on the road just a little bit off here. Talk to Rosi to learn
  how she finally fled her abusive husband. Rosi is looking for safe passage to
  the city, and will offer to pay you for it.

  There are two outcomes here. You can either accept her assignment, in wich
  both Rosi and Till will follow you wherever you take them, and then drop them
  off back at Sekob's Farm again (See C5.4.Q1) or escort them safely to the city
  of Khorinis, dropping them off at the East Gate. Escorting them to the city as
  promised will net you +1000xp and 450 gold, and Rosi and Till will 'set up
  shop' at one of the benches by the merchant's square in Khorinis. Look to
  C5.6.Q1 on the outcome of returning them to Sekob.

  Once you have saved Rosi you can return to Sekob and tell him you did so for
  +250xp. This will complete "Rosi's Flight" but fail "Sekob Misses His Wife".
  You have to fail one of them anyway, so don't worry about it.

  However, there seems to be a bug with solving this and telling Sekob, atleast
  when playing a paladin. Once you tell Sekob he will be outraged and attack you
  - but if you as a paladin never took the "Collect the Rent" quest (C1.4.Q12)
  Sekob will still be flagged as 'Immortal' and beating him will be impossible.
  The only solution here is to drop your gold somewhere and let him beat you up.
  For +250xp, why not.

  MERCENARY: When you are a mercenary doing this quest, you will recieve +250xp
  when first talking to Rosi, and will take them to Onar's Farm instead of the
  city.


 C5.4.P3 POINT OF INTEREST: Lifting Pockets
  There's a virtual endless supply of pockets to pick here if you have managed
  to keep your sticky fingers off this long. Each pocket picked nets you a
  +250xp reward in chapter 5. Don't worry about pickpocketing potential
  crewmembers - those you bring with you to chapter 6 will have filled their
  pockets again for you to loot anew, for a nice +300xp.

  The victims around are: Wolf, Angar, Bengar, Malak, Gaan, Biff (after
  traversing the pass), Sagitta, Pepe, Grom, Cord, Bodo, Hodges, Bennet, Torlof,
  Elena, Dar, Jarvis, Thekla,  Khaled, Gorn, Wasili, Maria, Raoul, Gunnar,
  Sentenza, Fester, Buster, Babera, Bronko, Rega, Balthasar, Till, Rosi, Sekob,
  and Buster. Some of these might be unavailble, especially if you're a paladin
  during the orc attacks. Rosi and Till are either here or in Khorinis depending
  on how you solved the quest concerning them.

  Still, pocketing all this change should net you up to a maximum of +8250xp.


 C5.4.P4 MERCENARY POINT OF INTEREST: Dragon Weapons & Heavy Armor
  As a mercenary, Bennet will be the source of your best armor and weapons in
  the game, from chapter 5 and out. If you already know forging, Bennet can
  teach you how to make the best 2h and 1h swords now, but be wary of doing this
  right away - there is a way to learn both for free. See C5.6.S1 The Monastery
  Cellar to learn how to both get both weapons for free and the best armor.

  Once you know, simply buy a piece of raw steel, heat it in the forge, then use
  the anvil and you have the choice of making either a 1h 'Ore Dragon Slayer' or
  2h 'Large Ore Dragon Slayer'. The Ore Dragon Slayer (90/80) requires 4 vials
  of dragon blood and 5 pieces of ore, while the Large Ore Dragon Slayer
  (110/100) requires 5 vials of dragon blood and 5 pieces of ore.

  After learning about the armor in the monastery cellars, simply talk to Bennet
  about it, and he will already have one ready as he figured it out in the
  meantime. This armor - a Heavy Dragon Hunter's Armor - will cost you 20.000
  gold if you choose to buy it.


 C5.4.Q3 MERCENARY QUEST: The Show-off
  As a mercenary, have a chat with Dar in chapter 5 and he will tell you that
  now that so many mercenaries have become dragonhunters and left the farm,
  maybe Dar will get his chance to prove himself. He needs something to impress
  Lee however, something that proves his courage. Give him the Orcish Warlord
  ring (See C4.5.P1) - you can always beat it out of him later again. For this,
  Dar will award you with either 1200 gold or an Amulet of Agility (+15 dex).
  This will also net you +600xp.


C5.6 - THE MONASTERY
A major part of chapter 5 will take place in the monastery, where you have to
discover the location of the Halls of Irdorath, and also start your quest for a
ship, captain and crew. Although most of the quests and completion of the
chapter take place all over Khorinis, they have have their origins in the
monastery and are listed here.


 C5.6.S1 SIDEQUEST: The Monastery Cellar
  Once you have the letter from Xardas (See C5.1.P1) and know the magic words to
  open the book Halls of Irdorath, head to the monastery and talk to Pyrokar.
  Ask to see the book again and Pyrokar will grant your permission to visit the
  monastery cellar where the mage Talamon previously halted your entrance.

  In this first library there's nothing much of interest except a few bookstands
  you have probably already read. Grab the Halls of Irdorath from a table and
  open it. Inside is a small key, and a crumpled note you can read - it will
  point out a lamp on the far wall. Opening the book nets you +1000xp. The lamp
  in question, to the right on the far side of the library, when turned, will
  move a bookshelf and reveal a hidden passage, netting you another +1000xp.

  Below are a series of crypt-like hallways with tons of skeletons, eventually
  leading into a second hidden library - the door here can only be opened with
  the key you found in the book. About 18 skeletons and a skeleton mage, and
  finally 2 Demons and a Demon Lord in the secret library. These demons can be
  really tough no matter your level, if you get caugth between them. A safe way
  to take them out is by crossbow or bow, through an archway they cannot
  traverse. Killing the demons is +2200xp alone.

  Inside the secret library itself there are a few things of high interest. The
  items found here varies according to what guild belong to, so read below on
  what they are. First read the Almanac (a bookstand) to learn more about the
  magical barrier erected in Gothic 1. On page two of this almanac is also some
  information relating to your class. Reading the Almanac nets you +1000xp. Next
  is a few items on a table, most notably here a Dusty Book and a Map - a sea
  chart to the isles of Irdorath. Picking up and reading the chart will give you
  the quest "I Need a Ship" as well as +2000xp. There is also a potion here -
  "The Tears of Innos".

   PALADIN: The Almanac and Dusty Book will tell you how to get the best paladin
   armor, and also how to further improve your sword. In addition there is a
   blank rune on the table you will use in the creation of a teleport rune for
   your best armor (See C5.6.S2).

   MERCENARY: For mercenaries, the Almanac and Dusty Book will outline how to
   create the two most powerful weapons in the game, and also how to make the
   best armor. Reading the almanac will teach you two weapon forging processes,
   Large Ore Dragon Slayer and Ore Dragon Slayer. You can also learn these two
   swords from Bennet at the start of chapter 5, but don't - reading it here
   will let you learn both for free instead of expending 5-10 LP. For the armor,
   talk to Bennet (See C5.4.P3)

  Once you been to the secret library, return to Talamon and tell him about the
  hidden vaults, then that you have been there for +1000xp. Then head to Pyrokar
  to learn about the halls of Irdorath, the tears of Innos and more information
  about what you are about to embark on. Telling Pyrokar that you opened Xardas'
  book will also net you +250xp.


 C5.6.Q1 QUEST: I Need A Ship
  Upon reading the sea chart to the island of Indorath in the monastery cellar,
  it's evident that to stop this menace once and for all, we need to go to this
  island and put an end to whatever is there. This quest is still just part of
  the preparation you need before actually sailing off, so lets get to it.

  The ship in question should be obvious by now - Hagen's grand galleon mired at
  the city harbour. Getting the actual ship isn't that hard however, but require
  you to first have signed on a captain. Once the captain is waiting for you at
  the docks, Girion will also be there and you can negotiate with him about
  'borrowing' the ship. Girion will accompany you on the trip as a crewmember,
  unless you get into a fight with him and kill him.

  Once the captain and ship is secured, talk to the captain to see what you are
  missing. If you also have 5 crewmembers, the captain will take your seachart
  and give you a key to the captain's quarters. Enter these quarters to the back
  of the ship to set sail - ending chapter 5. You should also read up on C5.2.P6
  before heading out.

  MERCENARY: Mercenaries doesn't have it quite as easy as Paladins, and won't
  get the ship without permission. This is a simple procedure however - talk to
  Lee and he will tell you how you could use the dirt previously dug up on the
  Judge to get the proper authorization (the evidence from C3.4.Q6). Talk to the
  Judge and tell him you need to take the ship, for the proper papers and
  +1500xp. Then tell Lee how it went for another +250xp. Simply show the papers
  to the two Ship Guards at the ship and you're home free.


 C5.6.Q2 QUEST: Who Will Be My Captain?
  Once you have the quest "I Need A Ship" from the sea chart, exit through the
  main gates of the monastery and Milten will grab hold of you to explain things
  further. To be able to sail the ship once you have control of it, you need a
  captain and a crew. There are several captains available in the game, and it's
  up to you which one you choose. Just keep in mind that each person, captain or
  crew, that you bring with you will be able to help you out in some way or
  another, and that it's a good idea to bring the people that can help you the
  most.

   - Jorgen
     Jorgen is the stranded captain that took refugee with the mages.
     Unfortunately, he ate three weeks worth of novice rations when he first
     joined, and have yet to deliver either a sheep or the 1000 gold
     contribution. Due to this, Jorgen has to work off his 'debts' with the
     mages for another three months, unless you can find a way to free him.

     Talk to Pyrokar about this and you will recieve the quest "Return to the
     Tower" (See xxx) wich you have to solve to free Jorgen. Once complete, you
     can ask Jorgen to be your captain for +2000xp. Don't worry about doing the
     captain quests as you don't have to make up your mind until after the
     quests are complete, so this is a good way to rack up some additional xp.

   - Torlof
     This seems to be the most questionable captain. Getting Torlof to agree not
     only gives you less xp than the others and requires you to chip out 2500
     gold for his services, but also wrecks total havoc on the paladins in the
     valley of mines.

     You see, for Torlof to agree he needs to be certain that the paladins in
     the city are occupied with other 'matters' than Onar and the farmers. The
     only way to accomplish this in his opinion, is to open the gate to the
     castle in the valley of mines, letting the orcs storm it. That would force
     Hagen to abandon his post in the city and leave for the valley of mines.

     If you have no qualms about doing this, it's as simple as stealing the key
     from the 'Main Gate Guard', requiring only some 10-20 dex, then opening the
     gate. For this you get +250xp when you tell Torlof. He will also require a
     payment of 2500 gold on top and then agrees to be your captain. If you want
     more info about the invasion of the castle, see xxx.

   - Jack
     Jack is probably the simplest of the three captains. Simply talk to him in
     his lighthouse (requires that you did solve this quest of course - see
     C1.2.Q20) and you will learn he would give his right arm to get one more
     chance at sailing the high seas. The problem however, is that someone would
     have to look out for his lighthouse in the meantime. Jack will mention
     Brian, Harad's apprentice as a possible replacement.

     Talk to Brian and he will agree right away, planning on turning the
     lighthouse into a smithy and starting his own practice. Brian will head for
     the lighthouse, so go see him there. Talk to Jack again for +1000xp and
     everything is settled. You still have to directly ask Jack to 'Be my
     captain' to sign him on.

  You can do the subquests for all three captains, without asking any of them to
  sign on, then choose who you want in the end. Doing so will net you +4250xp in
  direct xp, and maybe even more when tackling the orcs in the castle. Whenever
  you are ready, ask any of the three to 'Be my captain' for +2000xp and
  completion of this quest.


 C5.6.Q3 QUEST: No Travelling Without A Crew
  Although you first get this quest listed when talking to Lee, it is listed
  here for consistency. All three quests revolving around the Ship, Captain and
  Crew really takes place all over Khorinis, but is listed here as this is where
  you first pick up the trail on what you need to do.

  From various people you talk to, you will quickly learn that you need atleast
  5 crewmembers in addition to the captain, but that you can have as many as 10.
  This should generally be your friends and people you trust. Each crewmember
  you get to join you will net you +500xp (except one or two on occasion, but it
  feels like a bug) and they will pick up their stuff and move down to the
  harbour. Don't worry about picking the right ones just yet, as you can simply
  tell them you don't want them along at the harbour later. Meaning, you can
  move anyone you consider as crewmen to the harbour, then take your picks later
  before setting off. Getting all possible crewmembers to sign on - by signing
  on 10, then tell a couple of them they are out, to sign up the rest - is worth
  in excess of +5000xp.

  You should be familiar with where you can find them all by now. The possible
  crewmen and their advantages are as follows.

    - Bennet
      Simply ask Bennet and he will come along as your smith, glad to leave
      Khorinis and Onar's Farm. There are hints towards Bennet not being the
      only smith you can bring, but who that could be beats me. Neither Carl,
      Harad or Jan will accompany you, the only other smiths in the game, so it
      looks like Bennet is it. Still, it doesnt seem like you absolutely need a
      smith, but you never know.

      Once on the island, Bennet can sell you some weapons you probably don't
      need, a few lumps of ore, arrows & bolts, as well as giving you a little
      xp for mentioning dragon eggs.

    - Milten
      Probably the first crewmember you get, Milten will be staying outside the
      monastery and clue you in on gathering a crew. He will also suggest
      several other members.

      Once on your team, Milten can teach you mana past 100, how to create runes
      of all circles if you are a mage, and even have a good selection of
      potions and herbs to sell, most notably a King's Sorrel, a Dragonroot and
      a Blank Runestone.

    - Gorn
      Always ready for action, Gorn will accompany you without hesitation.

    - Lee
      Lee needs to go to the mainland anyway and will pack up his things right
      away and go with you (hints towards the story in Gothic 3 perhaps?).

      Once on the island, Lee can train both your one- and two-handed skill to
      100, but very little else.

    - Angar
      If you help him out in chapter 4, Angar will leave the valley and take up
      residence at Bengar's farm with Wolf. He is suffering from terrible
      headaches and will join you to get further away from Khorinis and the
      valley.

    - Biff
      The looney dragon-hunter-for-hire you met up in the mountains in chapter
      4. Biff is also the only crewmember you have to go to the valley to pick
      up, by promising him more riches than he can carry.

    - Vatras
      The water mage Vatras will be at his usual preaching spot in Khorinis and
      will join your crew willingly. In fact, he will insist clearly that it is
      important that you bring him if your crew is already full, telling you to
      make room for him.

      On the ship, Vatras can teach you all alchemy recipies, heal you for free,
      heal possesion from seekers, and even have a small stock of herbs and
      potions. This includes 2 King's Sorrel.

    - Lester
      Good old Lester. You didn't forget about him now? Lester will be standing
      outside Xardas' abandoned tower where he gave you the letter from Xardas.
      He suffers similar headaches like Angar - strange since they both belonged
      to the same cult earlier? Better take him with you.

    - Lares
      Down at the harbour district where he's always found, Lares will join your
      crew gladly.

    - Diego
      Still in Khorinis where you left him, at Gerbrandt's old house, or near
      Rupert if he never made it up there. Diego have followed you since you
      first got thrown in the prison colony and is not about to leave you now.
      When asked to join, he will enter his new house (Gerbrandt's old house)
      and dress back up in his 'Shadow Armor' - if the bug happened when
      Gerbrandt didn't leave and Diego is still standing outside Matteo's Store,
      try talking to Gerbrandt, but don't say anything. Just hit END and see if
      the switch takes place then. If you ask Diego to join you if he is outside
      Matteo's Store, he won't change to his armor.

      On the ship, Diego can give you advice if you are stuck wich is fair
      enough. He will also teach you Bow and Dexterity to 100, as well as have a
      good stock of arrows, bolts and lockpicks.

    - Mario
      This rather odd fellow show up at the Peg Leg bar in Khorinis after
      chapter 5, and will join your crew if asked. He boasts his skills as a
      veteran seafarer, and cannon manning skills.

    - Girion
      The swordmaster of Hagen is guarding the ship while the rest of the
      paladins prepare to leave for the valley. He will force you into a
      conversation when you approach the ship and you have to strike a deal with
      him that he comes along to make sure the ship is returned once your
      business at the Irdorath Island is complete. It is possible to anger him
      and instigate a fight to the death, but this doesn't seem to remove Girion
      from the list of crewmembers. Thus, Girion will be your tenth crewmember
      wether you like it or not.

      Once aboard, Girion is a very good trainer and can be talked into training
      your one- and two-handed skill to 100, as well as even crossbow to 100.

  That leaves us with a few choices to make. You can only enlist 9 additional
  crewmembers with Girion onboard, as well as a captain after that. I tend to go
  with the people you know and that helped you both through the game and the
  previous Gothic, so the reccomendation here is really to skip the two
  'strange' elements - Biff and Mario. That leaves you with 9 friends and a full
  crew, ready to sail. You should also take a look at XXX before heading off.


 C5.6.Q4 QUEST: Return to the Tower
  When asking Jorgen to be your captain of the ship (See C5.6.Q1-3), you have to
  find a way to work off his debts so Pyrokar will release him. Just talk to
  Pyrokar and learn how he has had reports about strange sounds eminating from
  Xardas' tower after he left. If you can discover the source of this and
  alternately get rid of it, Pyrokar will release Jorgen from his debts.

  Simply use your teleport rune and head up to the tower. It seems Xardas didn't
  want anyone snooping around his tower when he left and in place as guardians
  are a group of powerful demons. On the ground level and second level is a
  total of 5 demons, lead by a Demon Lord on the top level. Taking them all out
  will not only complete the quest, but net you a nice +2000xp. Return to
  Pyrokar with the news for another +1000xp and completion of the task. You can
  now get Jorgen as your captain should you wish.


 C5.6.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: Pickpocketing in the Monastery
  As this is the last chapter you will find yourself in the land of Khorinis,
  this is also the last chance to pickpocket the unsuspecting victims in the
  monastery. Keep in mind that certain persons you can bring with you to
  Irdorath can be pickpocketed there for an even greater xp gain. In the case of
  the monastery, that would be Milten and Jorgen. Only pickpocket these two if
  you are not bringing them with you.

  Some of the targets might be unavailable to you according to what guild you
  play, or if you completed quests/points of interests earlier in the chapters.
  Each victim pickpocketed in chapter 5 will net you +250xp for a rather heavy
  gain if you get them all. Also note that they will yield quite some gold, but
  that should really be the least of your problems now so I won't list how much
  gold each target yields.

  The victims in the monastery are: Pyrokar, Ulthar, Serpentes, Babo, Opolos,
  Dyrian, Agon, Garwig, Marduk, Sergio, Karras, Hyglas, Neoras, Talamon. In
  addition, Gorax, Igoraz, Milten and Jorgen, but you might have done some of
  them already or taking them with you. Nevertheless, this can easily net you in
  excess of +4000xp and +2000 gold.


 C5.6.S2 PALADIN POINT OF INTEREST: Second Consecration & Paladin's Armor
  After visiting the monastery cellar and learning about the armor and second
  conscecration, it's time to really equip yourself. For the armor, it is hidden
  in a secret chamber in the monastery cellar and only a special rune will give
  you access here. The process is outlined in the almanac and will also teach
  you the basics of creating runes - not that you will be able to create
  anything but this teleport rune. For the process you need 1 blank rune stone,
  found in the cellars on the table, and one vial of holy water. You probably
  have a couple tucked away so far, otherwise Gorax in the monastery winery has
  one for sale. Make use of the Rune Table in the library of the monastery with
  these two components in hand and you will create a rune simply called
  'Teleport'. Use it like you would any other teleport rune and you will find
  yourself in a small chamber - on a table here is a set of Paladin's Armor, and
  in a chest is some potions, gold and components. Use the lever on the wall to
  open the secret door and you're back in the monastery cellars.

  For the second consecration, you need your previously blessed sword (either
  Sword of the Order or Blessed Ore Blade) already consecrated once, and the
  Tears of Innos potion you found in the cellar. Simply enter the small temple
  inside the monastery and pray to the statue of Innos there - you should see a
  second option named 'Consecrate Sword (Tears of Innos)'. Choosing this option
  will use the tears to create either the two-handed Holy Executioner (100/50)
  or the one-hander Wrath of Innos (80/40). The second consecration doesn't
  require a donation as before. Consecrating your sword this way also nets you
  +1000xp.


C5.8 - THE VALLEY OF MINES
You could simply ignore the entire valley and the castle in chapter 5 as there's
basically very left to do here. Still, for those wanting to get everything done
there are a couple points of interest left.


 C5.8.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: Biff
  Biff the lone dragonhunter you could hire on as a mercenary in chapter 4 is
  still loafing around the big tree down the path of the alternate route into
  the valley. You can ask him to join your crew on the ship - the only
  crewmember available in the valley of mines or castle - but you have to escort
  him back to Khorinis first. Simply tell him to come along and he will follow
  you through the pass, then talk to him again outside the pass gates and he
  will carry on down to the harbour by himself. Getting Biff as a crewmember is
  worth +500xp. Also note that Biff can be pickpocketed in the valley, then
  again when he walks through the pass and waits for you at the pass gates.


 C5.8.P2 POINT OF INTEREST: Fear & Looting in the Valley
  Since this is the last you will see of the valley, be sure to pickpocket any
  possible victims in the valley before you move on. There's not a whole lot of
  them outside the castle, but check out these still: Biff, Gestath, Grimes,
  Bullco, Kurgan, Hokurn, Godar, Kjorn, Marcos, Rod, Cipher, Fajeth, Tengron,
  Jergan, and Fed. That's +3750xp if you get them all. Some of these might be
  unavailable to you.


 C5.8.P3 POINT OF INTEREST: The Great Orc Wall
  It is quite possible to climb the orc palisades, and the developer even had
  the foresight to know players would do their best to find a way around it
  simply because it eminated a strong 'don't do this'. There really isn't
  anything of interest back there, except a funny conspiracy note from the
  developer in the form of a big sign that reads:

    Okay man, you made it behind the great orc wall
    ...
    As you see, the story of the orcish hordes behind this wall, is a complete
    fake. There is nothing more to see here...this place is abandoned, it's the
    end of the world.

    But me (a mighty alien dwarf, wich not depends to this game story, and wich
    name is not of public interest here!) wanted to warn you. You have been
    tricked to believe a story wich is not true (they want to get you!)

    Do not believe anything they say.
    Keep your eyes open!
    ....
    The mighty alien dwarf

  Still, if you absolutely must, the wall can be climbed in the spot where the
  long river down from the old ruins and stone dragon ends up. It's a bit tricky
  to say the least, so save often. Use caps-lock to walk and not fall off the
  boards, and simply jump up where it seems feasible. You'll end up halfway up
  the wall, and can continue to jump/climb the edges along the wall, across the
  river, then jump over the wall and end up on the other side.

  The only thing to do behind here, except reading the sign from the mighty
  alien dwarf, is to take advantage of a game mechanic for a couple items. You
  see, whenever an NPC crosses from the oldworld (valley of mines) to the
  newworld (Khorinis), a new instance of the NPC spawn, while the old is killed
  and moved to a 'secret location' - all the way across the landscape behind the
  wall is one such cave where the dead npc's end up where they move to Khorinis.
  You can find a whole pile of them here, including an instance of Gorn, Milten,
  Geppert, Kervo, Talbin etc - every npc that has at one time moved through the
  pass. Their inventory is intact though so you can loot them if you wish.


C5.9 - THE CASTLE
At this point, the castle has pretty much played out it's role in the story, but
there are a couple things left to do if you want to get it all. Most notably is
the storeroom you previously had no way into, as well as getting Torlof as your
captain.


 C5.9.P1 POINT OF INTEREST: The Castle Storeroom
  I bet you've been dying to know what's behind the locked doors in the castle
  since chapter 2 - I know I did. There really is no 'safe' way in here, as the
  only key is in the possesion of a regular guard you cannot pickpocket. The
  only way to get the key is to knock him out or kill him. The knight in
  question is the one standing closest to the locked door by Tandor. On him is
  the key 'Store Key' that will unlock the door here, or the backdoor in the
  hallway behind Engor. Also note that the knight carrying the key has a Goblin
  Berry as well.

  The storeroom itself doesn't contain much of interest really. There is an open
  chest in a small room to the right, containing some gold and 2 lumps of ore.
  Otherwise, there's a total of 4 locked chests with some gold, arrows etc -
  generic stuff. The chest combinations, from the rigthmost one and counter-
  clockwise is R-LL-RRR-L, L-RR-L-R, L-R-L-RR-L, and LL-RRR-L.


 C5.9.P2 POINT OF INTEREST: Gerold's Goblin Berry
  The title says it all really - if you knock out Gerold, the knight guarding
  the cells, you can find another Goblin Berry in his possesion.


 C5.9.P3 POINT OF INTEREST: Picking the Castle Clean
  Be sure to make use of your pickpocketing skill in the castle during chapter 5
  as this is your last chance. The victims of the castle that can be picked are:
  Udar, Keroloth, Tandor, Rethon, Jan, Feros, Engor, Oric, Parcival, Gerold,
  Brutus and the Main Gate Guard. This should amount to +3000xp.


 C5.9.P4 POINT OF INTEREST: Letting the Orcs In
  This is part of a sidequest to have Torlof as your captain, and is really a
  dubious thing to do according to your guild affiliation. As a paladin you
  might have qualms about this, but if you're generally as ruthless as some of
  these games can make you, opening the castle gates will seriously wreck havoc.

  First you need to pickpocket the Main Gate Guard that stands on the wall right
  of the main gates. He couldn't be picked earlier, but can now. The key on him
  will unlock the door to his left, where a lever will raise the main gates.
  Upon doing this you get to see a nice FMV where the orcs storm the castle
  (wether there are any orcs left outside or not). At this point, the whole
  castle will be full of orcs killing everyone they can, and as far as the
  Torlof sidequest goes your task here is done.

  If you are going to do this however, getting the most out of your evil actions
  should be a consideration. First, the orcs will kill a lot of the castle
  inhabitants - doing the work for them beforehand will net you some xp. As a
  paladin, this is even easier as you will meet no resistance in knocking out or
  killing the knights and henchmen in the castle. It's only when you attack any
  of the dragonhunters in the castle, as a paladin, that a mass fight will
  instigate with the other knights killing the dragonhunters. Still it's up to
  you if you want to knock out the castle beforehand. Even killing off the
  entire castle have no repercussions for the rest of the story as everyone here
  has played out their role.

  Another thing to consider is that once the orcs storm in, you could basically
  kill them all yourself if there are no one left in the castle to fight them.
  There's a total of 13 Orc Elites, 7 Orc Warriors, 3 Orc Shamen and 5 Wargs in
  the storming force and you could take them all on except maybe a shaman and
  warrior that runs straight for Gerond. Gerond will also loose his 'immortal'
  state when the orcs storm, and you can even knock him out if he survives.

  If you let the orcs storm the castle with everyone in it, Parcival will be
  convinced it was you and attack you if you go near him after the gates are
  open and the orcs beaten back.



APPENDIXES - GENERAL INFO
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A1       SKILLS
A1.1      General Skills
A1.1.1     Sneaking
A1.1.2     Opening Locks
A1.1.3     Pick Pocketing
A1.2      Hunting
A1.2.1     Hunting: Skinning
A1.2.2     Hunting: Remove Mandibles
A1.2.3     Hunting:
A1.3      Forging
A1.3.1     Forging: Self-forged Sword
A1.3.2     Forging: Ore Longsword
A1.3.3     Forging: Ore Two-Hander
A1.3.4     Forging: Ore Bastard Sword
A1.3.5     Forging: Heavy Ore Two-Hander
A1.4      Alchemy

A2       TRAINERS
A2.1      HUNTERS
A2.1.1     Bosper
A2.1.2     Grom
A2.1.3     Gaan
A2.1.4     Grimbald
A2.2      ATTRIBUTE TRAINERS
A2.2.1     Laras
A2.2.2     Carl
A2.2.3     Harod
A2.2.4     Torlof
A2.3      MELEE TRAINERS
A2.3.1     Alrik
A2.3.2     Wulfgar
A2.3.3     Buster
A2.3.4     Rod
A2.4      RANGED TRAINERS
A2.4.1     Bartok
A2.4.2     Niclas
A2.4.3     Dragomir
A2.4.4     Ruga xxx
A2.5      ALCHEMISTS
A2.5.1     Ignaz
A2.5.2     Constantino
A2.5.3     Sagitta
A2.6      BLACKSMITHS
A2.6.1     Harad
A2.6.2     Bennet
A2.7      MAGE TRAINERS
A2.7.1     Vatras
A2.8      OTHERS
A2.8.1     Thorben
A2.8.2     Bartok
A2.8.3     Jesper
A2.8.4     Ramirez
A2.8.5     Cassia
A3       WEAPONS & STATS
A3.1       One-Handed Weapons
A3.2       Two-Handed Weapons
A3.3       Bows
A3.4       Crossbows
A4       ARMOR
A5       SKILLS & STATBOOSTERS
A5.1      Apples
A5.2      Dark Mushrooms
A5.3      Coragon's Special Beer
A5.4      Rengaru's Pick Pocketing Tips
A5.5      Book: The Divine Power of the Stars
A5.6      Potions
A5.7      Thekla's Stew
A5.8      Wulfgar's One-Hander Tip
A5.9      Book: Southern Defense Art
A5.10     Book: Double Blocks
A5.11     Sergio's Two-Hander Tip
A5.12     Donations to Daron
A5.13     Statues of Innos
A6       HERBOLOGY
A7       FOODSTUFFS
A8       EXPERIENCE & LOOT
A9       LEVELCHART
A10      COMBAT TACTICS
A11      EXPLOITS & UNINTENDED ADVANTAGES
A11.1     Unlimited Gold
A11.2     Unlimited Experience
A11.3     Additional Goblin Berries & Dragonroots
A11.4     Mercenary: Unlimited Gold & Experience
A11.5     Paladin: Unlimited Gold & Experience
A12      MAGIC RINGS & AMULETS
A13      BUGS


A1 - SKILLS
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The skills you can learn, their usefulness and application, including all
general skills, hunting skills and forging.


A1.1 - General Skills
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These are skills you only need to learn once, and have no further application
except becoming better at it by raising the governing attribute (STR or DEX).
Even raising the governing attribute will not have that much of an effect in
terms of gameplay, and most application of these skills are set against prefix
values. Like with Pickpocketing, each target has a set value you need to have to
be able to pickpocket them, whereas a single point below will fail the
operation.


  A1.1.1 Sneaking
   Sneaking is a Basic skill you only learn once. Sneaking enables you to use
   the X key (default) for entering sneak mode. Sneak mode is very useful for
   lurking about at night and getting entry to houses without someone noticing.
   Although you could live without the ability to sneak, it is a quite
   profitable skill that will line your pockets from early on in the game.
   Without sneaking you cannot enter most houses without upsetting and angering
   most people, and get to all the items lying around in their houses, like
   chests and loot.

   Sneaking only works 'against' humans and somewhat humanoids and your success
   or failure depends on your Dexterity skill. Most monsters will smell you from
   afar wether you sneak or not. Although one would suspect an attack from
   behind while in sneak-mode would do more damage, that doesnt appear to be the
   case. Still, overall Sneaking is a reccomended skill that will pay
   itself.

   Learned from: Bartok or Jesper (Thieves Guild)


  A1.1.2 Opening Locks
   The skill of opening locked chests by use of Lock Picks. As with Sneaking,
   you don't absolutely need this skill, but even more so this is a skill you
   will make a lot of use of through the entire game. Almost every chest will be
   off limits to you without this skill, wether in the house of a citizen or in
   a cave or dungeon out in the wild. Some quests also involves retrieving items
   from chests, so those would also be out of your reach without this skill.

   Opening Locks require lockpicks and is somewhat relying on your Dexterity.
   Once you interact with a locked chest you have to find the right combination
   to open them, from either turning the lockpick right or left. Turning the
   lockpick in a wrong direction have a chance of breaking the lockpick. With a
   high Dexterity skill the lockpicks doesnt break but instead give you a
   pointer that that was the wrong direction and lets you start over. The
   formula seems to be that Dexterity matches the chance of the lockpick NOT
   breaking. Ie, with a Dexterity of 50, there's a 50/50 chance you can start
   over instead of the lockpick breaking, A 100 DEX skill would mean your
   lockpicks never break.

   Learned from: Thorben (200 gold) & Ramirez (Thieves Guild, 150 gold)


  A1.1.3 Pickpocketing
   The art of further robbing the poor citizens of their belongings. To learn
   this skill you need to be connected to the Thieves Guild, and it migth not be
   for everyone. If you choose to play 'honorable' and turn in the thieves, you
   will not get to learn this skill. That said, becoming a member of the thieves
   guild have no real moral bearing on the game wether you're a goody two-shoes
   Paladin or a Mercenary, and you can still choose any of the three guilds and
   still be a full member of the Thieves Guild on the side.

   Once Pickpocketing is learned, you will get a new option in the conversation
   tree for named NPC's you talk to if they can be pickpocketed. Ie, when
   speaking to almost any named human (not Citizen, Farmer, Mercenary, Worker
   etc, generic NPC's) you will get a new option in paranthesis like "(it would
   be easy to steal his purse)". Choosing this option will take you to another
   step where you can choose to "(Pickpocket)" or Cancel. Although pickpocketing
   is very strict, the wording of the choice to pickpocket or not should give
   you a hint. If a target is 'easy' to pickpocket it means you probably can do
   it, while if a target is 'risky' it probably means you don't stand a chance.
   Only use this a pointer though, as pickpocketing is very success/failure
   oriented with no real middle ground.

   Each target has a what seems to be a set skill of Dexterity required to be
   pickpocketed. Ie, person x can be pickpocketed but to do so you need 30+ in
   Dexterity - 28 DEX won't cut it. If you talk to him/her, it might say "it
   would be child's play to steal his purse" if your DEX skill is 25, but
   there's still no way you can actually steal his/her purse. It could be that
   there is a slight chance roll involved (+/- a DEX point or two?), but to my
   experience I could try and pickpocket a target and fail 100% of the times
   with a given DEX skill, but by raising DEX as little as one point succeed on
   the first try. If you know otherwise, please let me know. In every case
   though, be sure to save before trying.

   Thus, Pickpocketing is DEX based but very strict. The easiest pickpocketing
   targets require as low as 10 DEX while the thoughest and most lucrative
   targets require in excess of 100. Possible pickpocketing loot could be pure
   gold, a potion, arrows or even keys that unluck doors to even better loot.

   Also note that you get experience for every target pickpocketed, and that
   they can only be robbed once in the entire game. If you rob a person in
   chapter 1, you cannot steal more later. Another important thing about
   pickpocketing is that the experience given actually raises by chapter
   progress. A successful pickpocket in chapter 1 yields 25xp independent of the
   skill required or item robbed, but if you wait until chapter, suddenly the
   experience gain for doing so raises to 75. Wether the skill for picking a
   target in Chapter 1 is lower than picking the same target instead in Chapter
   2 also raises is unknown. That said though, there are tons of people to rob
   and quite a hefty amount of xp to be gained by doing so - a level or two
   worth, making this skill pay for itself more or less. That is, if you wait
   until chapter 5 or the last chance to pickpocket a target, to yield the best
   possible 250xp. No thief should be without this skill.

   Learned only from: Cassia, the Thieves Guild leader


A1.2 - Hunting
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Hunting is the art of removing various pieces from the animal or monsters you
kill, like their skins, claws, horns etc. Once you have learnt the basic
hunting skill, skinning, you can build on your knowledge by learning more
tricks from hunters. Each and every hunting skill, including the basics, costs
5 LP to learn.


 A1.2.1 - Hunting: Skinning
  When you first speak to Bosper at the 'Deadly Arrow' when entering Khorinis,
  he will talk about skinning and let you know he really wants you to come work
  with him. It is required to learn this skill to complete Bosper's quest and
  get his approval to sign up with any Master in the city, but you don't
  absolutely have to. However, without this skill (a 'basic') you cannot learn
  any of the other hunter skills that follow, and besides, skinning will bring
  you a lot of money throughout the game. Tell Bosper "Teach me how to skin!"
  and you will learn this skill for the cost of 5 Learning Points. Skinning is
  automatic and does not rely on any stat - either you have the skill and get
  the skin off a monster that can drop one, or you don't. Animals and monsters
  that can be skinned for pelts are: Sheep, Young Wolf, Wolf, Warg, Shadowbeast,
  Troll, and Black Troll. In addition, you can skin Lurkers and Swampsharks, but
  these skins are components and not sold to Bosper.

  Learnt from: Bosper.


 A1.2.2 - Hunting: Remove Mandibles
  Once learnt, you can remove the mandibles of certain creatures like Field
  Raiders.

  Learnt from: Grom


 A1.2.3 - Hunting: Remove Claws
  This will enable you to remove a variety of claws from several beasts.
  Normally the claws aren't worth much, but you will get tons of them. Beasts
  with regular 'claws' you can remove with this skill are Snappers (2), Dragon
  Snappers (4), Lizards (2), Fire Lizards (4), Shadowbeasts (3). Lurkers will
  also drop 'Lurker Claw's that are worth the same.

  Learnt from: Gaan, Grimbald


 A1.2.4 - Hunting: Take Hearts
  This hunting skill will extract the hearts of magical and special creatures,
  according to the heart-taking field manual. This includes Golems and Demons.

  Learnt from: Grom


A1.3 - Forging
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Forging allows you to make your own weapons, but is a bit more tricky to get
into than hunting. There are only a very select few that can teach you these
skills, and the weapons you get to make aren't all that good until the very end.
To be able to forge the following weapons, you need to know the basics. The
basics can be tougth to you in two ways - either by signing up as Harad's
apprentice, or from Bennet at Onar's Farm. However, whoever you learn it from,
know that Bennet will only teach you more weapons (from magic ore) if you are a
mercenary, and Harad won't teach you anything unless you signed up with him.

All the sword skills cost 5 LP to learn, so be wise when you choose what to
learn. If you are using two-handers, learning how to forge one-handers is a
waste of LP. Forging neither follows the style of alchemy where you have to
learn a simple type to be able to learn the stronger version, so if you can wait
you'd be better off just learning the stronger versions. Check the weapon tables
to find the strength of these swords.


 A1.3.1 - Forging: Self-forged Sword
  This is the basics of forging, and requires 1 piece of raw steel to make.
  Simply use it on a Forge Fire and you get a piece of Red Hot Steel. Use the
  heated steel on an anvil and you get the option to make a self-forged sword.

  Learnt from: Harad, Bennet


 A1.3.2 - Forging: Ore Longsword
  Your first one-hander using magic ore. The process is the same, but you also
  use 1 lump of ore in the process.

  Learnt from: Bennet


 A1.3.3 - Forging: Ore Two-Hander
  The first two-hander using magic ore, similar in process to the one-hander.
  The two-hander ore sword uses 2 lumps of ore in the process.

  Learnt from: Bennet


 A1.3.4 - Forging: Ore Bastard Sword
  The second and stronger one-handed ore blade. This sword makes use of 2 lumps
  of ore.

  Learnt from: Bennet


 A1.3.5 - Forging: Heavy Ore Two-Hander
  An even stronger two-handed weapon, requiring 3 lumps of ore in the process.

  Learnt from: Bennet


A1.4 - ALCHEMY
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Alchemy is the art of brewing potions. To do this you need to first learn any
recipie, and the acess to an Alchemist's Bench. Once you have learnt a recipie,
it will show up as options on what you can make when interacting with the bench.
Brewing potions require two components for each potion besides the ingredients.
First you need one Lab Water Flask and then one piece of Meadow Knotweed, both
are used up in the process. Considering the Knotweed sells for 100 gold a stalk,
potion brewing is mostly for your own use and seldom for making any profit.

In addition you also need to learn the actual recipies. Each recipie costs 5LP
to learn from the various Alchemy trainers, but there's also a sort of
"experience" level involved. You cannot simply choose to learn the best potions
at once, but need to have prior knowledge of the lesser potions first. An
example would be healing potions wich come in 3 different strengths, Essence of
Healing (50), Extract of Healing (75) and Elixir of Healing (100). You can't
simply learn Elixir of Healing and forget about the others. You must first learn
the 2 prior potions to learn how to make an Elixir. This works quite simple with
the teachers that they give you only the option of learning two potions at once.
Learn Essence of healing and you will have Extract as another choice. You can
also learn Essence with one teacher, and then learn Extract from another
teacher. More so, some teachers only know a set number of potions, where you
have to seek out the masters for the really good ones. With alchemy you can
learn all the potions already in chapter 1 though, unlike forging where you have
to wait for the story to progress before being able to learn better swords.

The potions you can learn to brew are as follows:

  Essence of Healing (Replenish 50 HP)
  2 Healing Plants, 1 Meadow Knotweed, 1 Lab Water Flask
  Learnt from: Ignaz, Constantino, Sagitta

  Extract of Healing (Replenish 75 HP)
  2 Healing Herb, 1 Meadow Knotweed, 1 Lab Water Flask
  Requires prior knowledge of Essence of Healing
  Learnt from: Constantino, Sagitta

  Elixir of Healing (Replenish 100 HP)
  2 Healing Roots, 1 Meadow Knotweed, 1 Lab Water Flask
  Requires prior knowledge of Extract of Healing
  Learnt from: Constantino

  Mana Essence (Replenish 50 Mana)
  2 Fire Nettle, 1 Meadow Knotweed, 1 Lab Water Flask
  Learnt from: Ignaz, Constantino, Sagitta

  Mana Extract (Replenish 75 Mana)
  2 Fireweed, 1 Meadow Knotweed, 1 Lab Water Flask
  Requires prior knowledge of Mana Essence
  Learnt from: Constantino, Sagitta

  Mana Elixir (Replenish 100 Mana)
  2 Fire Root, 1 Meadow Knotweed, 1 Lab Water Flask
  Requires prior knowledge of Mana Extract
  Learnt from: Sagitta

  Elixir of Spirit (+10 Permanent Max Mana)
  1 Fire Root, 1 King's Sorrel, 1 Lab Water Flask
  Requires prior knowledge of Mana Elixir
  Learnt from: Sagitta

  Elixir of Life (+15 Max HP)
  1 Healing Root, 1 King's Sorrel, 1 Lab Water Flask
  Requires prior knowledge of Elixir of Healing
  Learnt from: Constantino

  Elixir of Strength (+5 Permanent Strength)
  1 Dragon Root, 1 King's Sorrel, 1 Lab Water Flask
  Requires prior knowledge of Elixir of Healing
  Learnt from: Constantino

  Elixir of Dexterity (+5 Permanent Dexterity)
  1 Goblin Berries, 1 King's Sorrel, 1 Lab Water Flask
  Requires prior knowledge of Mana Elixir
  Learnt from: Sagitta

  Potion of Speed (Double runspeed for 5 minutes)
  1 Snapperweed, 1 Meadow Knotweed, 1 Lab Water Flask
  Learnt from: Ignaz

  A Stalk of Swampweed (Slowdown effect when smoked)
  1 Swampweed, 1 Lab Water Flask
  Requires prior knowledge of any potion


A2 - TRAINERS
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Trainers are those NPC's that can teach you a particular skill, or raise an
existing stat. Trainers are often aligned to a certain group and will only train
members of their own group or alignment. In most cases, trainers require payment
or fulfillment of a quest before you can train with them, but once complete you
can learn all they have to teach provided you have the learning points to spend.
All skills (hunting, alchemy, forging etc) cost 5 Learning Points (LP) to learn,
while all attributes and stats (STR, DEX, One-Hand, Bow etc) can be raised
either 1 or 5 points at a time.

Trainers are also divided into groups:
- Attribute Trainers will teach you how to raise Strength or Dexterity
- Melee Fighters will teach you one or two handed weapons.
- Ranged Figthers will teach you Bow or Crossbow skills.
- Hunters will teach you everything about obtaining monster parts.
- Alchemists will teach you about brewing potions.
- Blacksmiths will teach you about forging weapons.
- Magic trainers will teach you magic spells, circles, and how to raise your
  mana.
- Other trainers will teach you basic skills skills you only learn once, like
  sneaking and lockpicking.

 A2.1 - HUNTERS
 Hunters are experienced in gathering resources from their kills and will teach
 you about how to gather hides, claws, teeth and similar.

 A2.1.1 Bosper
   Bosper is the first Hunter you meet (well, part-time hunter) in Khorinis. He
   runs the bowyer shop the Deadly Arrow. He can teach you the basics of
   hunting, namely Skinning for free.

 A2.1.2 Grom
   Grom can be found south of Onar's Farm, down in a valley. To have him teach
   you hunting skills, you need to complete his quest (C1.6.Q1 The Hungry
   Hunter). Grom can teach you Remove Mandibles, Remove Heart, Remove Teeth, and
   Shaowbeast Horn.

 A2.1.3 Gaan
   Gaan is the hunter working Bengar's farm up by the Valley of Mines pass. For
   100 gold he can teach you the following skills. Bloodfly Wings, Bloodfly
   Stinger, Remove Claws, Remove Teeth. If you also complete his quest "The
   Snorting Creature", he can then teach you Dragon Snapper Horn in addition.

 A2.1.4 Grimbald
   Grimbald is a true hunter, living off the land and generally staying way out
   in the wild. He can be found eyeing some Snappers, up by the Black Troll in
   the new world. Grimbald can teach you Bloodfly Wings, Bloodfly Stinger,
   Remove Mandibles, Remove Claws, and Remove Crawlerplates.

 A2.1.5 Gestath
   Gestath is the 'dangerous' hunter found in the high hills in the valley of
   mines, and only hunt the beasts no one else will. In chapter 2 and 3 he can
   teach you Dragon Snapper Horn, Tounge of Fire, Remove Crawler Plates and
   Remove Mandibles. In Chapter 4 he is joined by Gorn and can then teach you
   Remove Dragon Scales and Take Dragon Blood in addition to the previous
   skills.


 A2.2 - ATTRIBUTE TRAINERS
 Attributes are either Strength or Dexterity. All attribute trainers have a
 skill level themselves and cannot train you above their own skill level.

 A2.2.1 Laras
   Laras can be found in the docks district of Khorinis (see C1.3.S3 Laras Trip)
   and trains Dexterity up to a maximum of 30. Training with Laras is free.

 A2.2.2 Carl
   Carl is the Smith down at the docks district in Khorinis, near Ignaz house.
   He can train your Strength up to 30. To train with Carl you either need to
   pay him 50 gold, or complete C1.3.S2 "Edda's Statue".

 A2.2.3 Harad
   If you agree to sign up with Harad as an apprentice he can train your
   Strength up to 50 . Harad is found in Khorinis, forging weapons at the end of
   the main road coming in from the South Gate.

 A2.2.4 Torlof
   Torlof is Lee's right-hand man and can be found just outside the front door
   of Onar's farm. He can train both STR and DEX up to 90. That is, if you're
   either unguilded or a Mercenary. Once you join either the Militia or Mages he
   will refuse to train you.


 A2.3 - MELEE TRAINERS
 These will train you in either one-handed or two-handed weapon use, or even
 both if you come across a good trainer. One is dependant on the other though,
 so you can in all practicality train two-handed weapons with a trainer that
 says he or she can only train you in one of the types. This has to do with the
 weapon style dependancy, where you have to have both styles of the same skill
 level, or you are forced to train both styles at once. If you meet a one-handed
 trainer but your skills is already at a point where you have to train both,
 that very trainer will do so at the forced cost of 10 LP. As an example, if you
 are a 'Figther' (second skill level, 30%) with one-handed weapons and asks a
 one-handed trainer that can train you beyond 30% in one-handed weapons to train
 you, he will do so at the cost of 10 LP, raising the one-handed skill by only
 5% and the two-handed skill by 5% also. This doesn't matter much overall, but
 could be a good thing to know when you decide to push the 'double training' of
 one or two handed weapons and don't have the 'correct' trainer close by.

 A2.3.1 Alrik
   Found behind Bahmin the mapmaker's shop, in a secluded alley in Khorinis. To
   make him train you, you have to complete the sidequest C1.3.S4 Alrik's Fights
   & Missing Sword, and beat him in a fight. Alrik can train your One-Handed
   skill up to a max of 30.

 A2.3.2 Wulfgar
   Wulfgar is the trainer in the barracks in Khorinis and charged with the task
   of training any inhabitants of the city in case of an Orc attack. He can
   train both one-handed and two-handed up to 60%

 A2.3.3 Buster
   Buster is the first Mercenary you meet. After beating him, he can show you a
   bit on the use of one-handers. Even though Buster is a mercenary, he will
   train you regardless.

 A2.3.4 Rod
   Another mercenary at Onar's farm, after beating him or winning his bet, he
   can train your two-handed skill.


 A2.4 - RANGED TRAINERS
 Ranger Trainers teach either Bow or Crossbow, but seldom both at a time.
 However, the same rules applies to ranged weapons as one or two handers, so you
 have to train them in accordance with eachother. You cant become a master in
 one and be utterly useless in another.

 A2.4.1 Bartok
   Bartok can be found in Khorinis, by the free beer stand. He can train your
   Bow accuracy up 30 before and after you take him hunting.

 A2.4.2 Niclas
   Niclas is a survivalist trying to get away from Khorinis and all the noise.
   He can be found opposite of Jack's Lighthouse outside Khorinis, following a
   high winding trail up to the top of the mountain. He's sitting on a wooden
   log. He can train your Bow skill up to 30 for free.

 A2.4.3 Dragomir
   Just a bit off the Dead Harpy tavern, Dragomir occupies the camp abandoned by
   Bartok. He can train your crossbow skill, but won't do so unless you have a
   minimum of 30 Dexterity. He also requires 150 gold to train you, wether you
   complete his quest or not.


 A2.5 - ALCHEMISTS
 Alchemists teach you how to brew potions. You only have the option to learn two
 potions at any one time, so you have to know the basics before moving on to
 better and stronger potions.

 A2.5.1 Ignaz
   Ignaz can be found in Khorinis, in his house to the right of the main road
   leading into the Docks District. He can teach you the following potion
   recipies, provided you complete the quest C1.3.Q12 "An Experiment". Essence
   of Healing, Mana Essence and Potion of Speed. Ignaz will also teach you your
   first potion (basics) without prior skill.

 A2.5.2 Constantino
   The master Alchemist in Khorinis which you can sign up with as an apprentice.
   Constantino can teach you your first potion if you choose to be his
   apprentice, otherwise he can teach you the following recipies if you already
   have prior Alchemy knowledge. Mana Essence, Mana Extract, Essence of Healing,
   Extract of Healing, Elixir of Healing, Elixir of Life, and Elixir of Strength

 A2.5.3 Sagitta
   Sagitta is the Herb Witch living in a cave close to Onar's Farm. She can
   teach you several potion recipies if you complete her quest C1.6.Q16 The Sun
   Aloe. The recipies are Mana Essence, Mana Extract, Mana Elixir, Essence of
   Healing, Extract of Healing, Elixir of Spirit and Elixir of Dexterity.

 A2.6 - BLACKSMITHS
 Blacksmiths will teach you how to forge weapons, simply put. Forging works a
 bit different than Alchemy in that what the blacksmiths can teach you is more
 limited and can often involve quests for additional items needed, or even a
 chapter change to be able to teach you more.

 A2.6.1 Harod
   You have to sign up with Harod as his apprentice in Khorinis to have him
   teach you the basics of Forging - how to make a Self-Forged Sword.

 A2.6.2 Bennet
   Bennet, the blacksmith working for the Mercenaries at Onar's Farm can also
   teach you the basics of Forging for 30 gold. Later on he can also teach you
   how to forge a magic blade, involving a small sidequest.


 A2.7 - MAGIC TRAINERS
 Magic Trainers teach you Mana as the main skill, but if you become either a
 Fire Mage (from Novice) or a Paladin (from City Guard/Militia), they can also
 show you how to make magic runes, a sort of permanent scroll. Mercenaries
 cannot learn to use any magic runes except basic teleport ones, and have little
 to no use of Mana except what comes naturally to them through special items and
 potions found.

 A2.7.1 Vatras
   Vatras is first found in Khorinis, preaching in the Temple Square. He can
   teach you to increase your Mana for free - +10 to your mana pool for 5LP.

 A2.8 - OTHER
 The basic skills you can learn that doesn't expand with further knowledge.
 Basic skills are learnt once, and then the only thing that affects how good or
 bad you are at it, is the governing attribute.

 A2.8.1 Thorben
   Thorben is one of the Master Merchants in Khorinis and can be found hammering
   away on his furniture close to the South Gate. By first proving you are an
   honest fellow (by completing the Matteo and Gritta quest), he can teach you
   the skill of Lock Picking for 200 gold.

 A2.8.2 Bartok
   Bartok can be found in Khorinis, by the free beer stand. He can teach you
   about Sneaking for free.

 A2.8.3 Jesper
   Jesper is a member of the Thieves Guild in Khorinis. Training with him
   requires membership in the Thieves Guild, and can teach you Sneaking for
   free.

 A2.8.4 Ramirez
   Ramirez is also a member of the Thieves Guild in Khorinis. Training with him
   requires membership in the Thieves Guild. He can teach you how to Pick Locks
   for 150 gold.

 A2.8.5 Cassia
   Cassia is the leader of the Thieves Guild. Once you accept to become a member
   of the Thieves Guild, she can teach you the skill of Pick Pocketing. Cassia
   is the only one in the game that can teach you this skill.


A3 - WEAPONS & STATS
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Damage is the amount of damage a weapon will do with a basic hit, before the
enemy armor value is deducted, and before any critical hits are added.
Naturally, the higher damage the better. STR is the amount of str needed to use
the weapon. Sell Value is the END value when sold to any generic merchant - what
you actually get it for it when sold - not the value listed when viewing the
weapon from inventory as merchants will only pay that under rare circumstances.

 A3.1 ONE-HANDED WEAPONS
 One handed weapons include everything wielded with one hand and requires the
 One-Handed weapon skill to use properly. They are faster than two-handers, but
 generally deal less damage than their two-hander counterparts.

 There are also a very few swords that has Dexterity as their wielding skill
 instead of strength. Why this is I have no idea, but if it is intentional, I
 suppose it's to provide an alternative for those preffering ranged weapons (DEX
 based). If you choose STR and one or two handed weapons, you'll still want to
 carry around a bow and xbow simply due to different weapons having different
 uses, wether you know to use them properly or not. A dexterity based sword is
 geared towards the more pure archers or crossbow users perhaps? I have no
 problem seeing why a light sword like a rapier or cutlass would rely more on
 dexterity than strength, but for in-game mechanics I have no idea if these DEX
 based swords use DEX as their damage calculation, or if it's still STR. An
 oddity nevertheless. Dexterity based weapons are listed in their own table.

 There are different types of both one and two handers that work exactly the
 same, but only have different looks. This is purely aesthetic I think for
 players who prefer say Axes over Swords. An axe, club, mace, or sword can be
 found with the exact same stats, just different looks. In the only case where
 this matters is blunt weapons vs particularily strong skinned monsters - a
 sword will have virtually no effect against a stone golem, while a blunt mace
 or club-like weapon with the same stats works a lot better. I'm not sure if
 this is present in other cases (blunt weapons against skeletons maybe?) or if
 there's any difference between axes and swords (edged/piercing?).

 Name                          Damage    STR            Sell Value
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Poker                            5        5                2
 Dagger                           5        5                2
 Sickle                           7        5                6
 Walking Stick                    8        5                4
 Cudgel                           8       10                2
 Heavy Branch                    10       10                1
 Smith's Hammer                  10       10                4
 Militia Short Sword             10       10               90
 Axe                             10       10                4
 Rough Short Sword               12       10               90
 Spiked Club                     12       10                2
 Wolf Knife                      12       10               12
 Rusty Sword                     15       10                3
 Short Sword                     16       10               18
 Spiked Cudgel                   18       10               36
 Wolf's Tooth                    20       10               45
 Woodcutter's Axe                20       25                6
 Rough Sword                     25       20                6
 Rough Broadsword                25       20                6
 Judge's Staff                   25       20               75
 Fine Short Sword                25       15               60
 Rusty Axe                       25       25                3
 Rough Hatchet                   25       20                6
 War Cudgel                      22       20                -
 Heavy Spiked Cudgel             28       20               90
 War Hammer                      28       30               75
 Self-Forged Sword               30       20               30
 Rough Longsword                 30       30              105
 Paladin's Sword                 30       30                9
 Light Orc Axe                   30       50                3
 Fine Sword                      35       30              135
 Skullsplitter                   35       30               90
 Stonebreaker                    35       25               90
 Light Battleaxe                 35       30              120
 Rough War Axe                   35       40                9
 Longsword                       37       27              150
 Double-Bladed Axe               40       35              150
 Beard Axe                       40       40              135
 Fine Longsword                  45       35              210
 Ore Longsword                   45       40              180
 Rough Bastard Sword             45       45              180
 Mace and Chain                  45       45              180
 Mace                            50       45              180
 Ruby Blade                      50       50              180
 Raven's Beak                    58       50              300
 Inquisitor                      60       50              360
 Rough Ore Blade                 60       40              600
 Ore Bastard Sword               60       50              240
 Fero's Sword                    60       50              240
 Orc Slayer                      65       65              450
 El Bastardo                     65       65              450
 Torturer's Axe                  65       65              450
 Blessed Ore Blade               70       40              900
 Ore Battle Blade                75       65              300
 Wrath of Innos                  80       40             1200
 Ore Dragon Slayer               90       80              660


 Name                          Damage    DEX            Sell Value
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 Sword                           18       10                3
 Rapier                          50       50              180
 Master Sword                    65       65              450


 A3.2 TWO-HANDED WEAPONS
 Compared to one handers, two handers do more damage but is slower to strike.
 Normally I would choose a faster weapon for dishing out more damage over time,
 but the two handers have another great advantage too, wich is range. You can
 simply hit foes further away with two handers, wich makes up for the safety of
 quick blocks. Some foes you REALLY want to keep as far away from your frail
 body as possible, and employing the 'swingers' tactic (See the Combat Appendix)
 you can keep most things at safe distance.

 The disadvantage here is that you tire more often from combos and can suddenly
 find yourself resting the big weapon on towards the ground and no chance of
 raising it for a block when that big Orc Axe is coming down on your skull.

 Generally, one handers are for style and two handers for brute force. You
 should still read about the one handers and the additional tips there even
 though they dont interest you, as much of the same tactic with one handers
 apply to two handers (blunt vs edged etc).

 Name                           Damage   STR            Sell Value
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Fighting Pike                    20      15                3
 Pick-Axe                         20      25                6
 Halberd                          28      20               84
 Staff Mace                       32      20               60
 Light Two-Hander                 32      30               66
 Rough Two-Hander                 35      40                9
 Medium Orc Axe                   35      55                4
 Paladin's Two-Hander             40      40               12
 Heavy Orc Axe                    40      60                6
 Orcish War Sword                 50      70                9
 Two-Hander                       55      60              210
 Lizard Sword                     40      80                8
 Brutal Orc Axe                   45      65                8
 Ore Two-Hander                   50      50              240
 Rune Power                       60      60              360
 Battleaxe                        60      60              360
 Rough Ore Blade                  70      50              600
 War Axe                          70      70              600
 Cutlass                          70      70              600
 Heavy Ore Two-Hander             70      70              300
 Barbarian Battleaxe              75      75              750
 Stormbringer                     75      65              750
 Dragon Slicer                    80      80              900
 Berserker's Axe                  80      80              660
 Sword of the Order               85      50              900
 Heavy Ore Battle Blade           90      90              360
 Holy Executioner                100      50             1200
 Large Ore Dragon Slayer         110     100              720


 A3.3 BOWS
 Bows use the Bow skill when determining how far away and how likely you are to
 hit a target from a distance or while the target is in motion. Bows require
 Dexterity to wield and also take their critical hit damage from Dexterity. Bows
 compared to Crossbows are faster to shoot and ready in combat situations, but
 deal less damage.

 Name                           Damage   DEX            Sell Value
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Shortbow                        10       10               30
 Bow                             20       20               15
 Willow Bow                      25       20               60
 Hunting Bow                     30       30              120
 Elm Bow                         35       35              180
 Composite Bow                   40       45              240
 Ash Bow                         45       50              300
 Longbow                         50       60              360
 Beech Bow                       55       65              420
 Bone Bow                        60       75              480
 Oak Bow                         65       80              540
 War Bow                         70       90              600
 Dragon Bow                      75       90              750


 A3.4 CROSSBOWS
 Compared to bows, crossbows are slower to fire and reaload, slower to ready,
 but do considerably more damage pr hit. Another thing to note about crossbows
 is that the damage dealt compared to DEX requirements to use is much wider -
 where bows might require 10 dex and do 10 damage, a crossbow can do 20 damage
 with the same 10 dex requirement.

 Name                           Damage   DEX            Sell Value
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Hunting Crossbow
 Crossbow                        20       20               15
 Light Crossbow                  40       25              180
 Dragomir's Crossbow             40       25              180
 Crossbow²                       55       40              300
 War Crossbow                    70       55              450
 Heavy Crossbow                  85       70              600
 Dragonhunter's Crossbow        100       85              750

 ² This is a crossbow named just "Crossbow" like the regular bad version, but is
 much more powerful. It can be found in chapter 1 on a corpse, and later from
 stores in chapter 3 and above. Always look for 'Hero' brand crossbows and don't
 settle for the local Peasant-Mart crap.


A4 - ARMOR
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Armor works quite simple in Gothic 2 - what I really like about the whole
concept. Any armor rating in the four categories is how much damage you can
expect to block completely from an attack. Say a Goblin has a branch doing 10
damage. If your Weapon AC is 10, it wouldn't be able to hurt you. There are of
course more factors playing in here like strength/dexterity and criticals. The
basics are still simple - AC in a category decides how much damage you can
prevent from each blow. Ie, the higher the better. Armors are also few and far
between, and quite expensive, so treasure what you can find.

  Name                          Weapon  Arrows  Dragon Fire   Magic  Sell Value
  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Farmer's Clothing I             15      15         0          0        24
  Leather Armor                   25      20         5          0        75
  Novice's Robe                   25      25         0         10        84
  Light Mercenary Armor           30      30         0          0       150
  Light Militia Armor             40      40         5          5       180
  Fire Mage's Robe                40      40        20         20       150
  Medium Mercenary Armor          45      45         5          5       300
  Crawler Plate Armor             55      50        20         15       450
  Heavy Militia Armor             60      60        10         10       750
  Heavy Mercenary Armor           60      60        10         10       750
  Light Dragon Hunter's Armor     70      70        40         20       900
  Knight's Armor                  80      80        25         25      1500
  Medium Dragon Hunter's Armor    80      80        50         30      3600
  Heavy Dragon Hunter's Armor     90      90        60         40      6000
  Paladin's Armor                100     100        50         50      6000


A5 - SKILLS & STATBOOSTERS
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This is just a handy list for easy reference on the 'wheres and hows' to find
permanent attribute or skill boosts. Wether something you drink, eat or do. It's
generally a good idea to wait doing these until you can train no more in a
certain skill, or doing so when it regards a skill you have not intention to
train to the max.


 A5.1 Apples
  Green regular Apples have a nice side-effect to them that if you eat 25 of
  them, you get a permanent +1 to Strength. Note that this only works ONCE so
  even though you can get an unlimited amount of apples only the first 25 eaten
  counts.


 A5.1 Dark Mushrooms
  Dark Mushrooms (not Digger Meat) have a similar effect like apples. Eating
  50! of these will permanently raise your Mana by +10. The same applies as
  with the apples in that you can only do it once. Note that 50 Dark Mushrooms
  is worth a bit of money too, so you have to decide what is more important to
  you. There are literary hundreds of Dark Mushrooms around though.


 A5.3 Coragon's Special Beer
  Coragon the barkeep in the Happy Fatted Calf in Khorinis can award you with a
  special brew of his that permanently adds +3hp and +1mana. Look at C1.2.S7
  Coragon's Silver and C1.3.S8 Lehmar's Ledger on how to obtain two of these
  kegs.


 A5.4 Rengaru's Pick Pocketing Tips
  Rengaru, the longfingered thief in Khorinis, can teach you a little trick
  about picking pockets if you show him the Thieves signal. To do this you need
  to be a member of the Thieves Guild. The tip he gives you permanently raises
  your Dexterity by +2.


 A5.5 Book: The Divine Power of the Stars
  This book can be bougth from either Constantino or Zuris in Khorinis in
  Chapter 1. Reading it will raise your Mana permanently by +2.


 A5.6 Potions
  A master alchemyst can brew potions that raise attributes permanently. These
  are Strength and Dexterity by +5 each, Hitpoints by +15 and Mana by +10. Said
  potions can also be found as part of very lucrative loot. Look at Alchemy for
  further info.


 A5.7 Thekla's Stew
  Made my Thekla the cook at Onar's farm, this powerful stew will look like any
  ordinary stew in that it heals a nice 20hp when eaten. Once you eat a pot
  however, your Strength will also permanently raise by +1.


 A5.8 Wulfgar's One-Hander Tip
  In Khorinis' barracks, Wulfgar is charged with training the citizens in case
  of an orc attack. He's very into his training, and can often be found
  practicing moves already at five in the morning. If you're awake at that hour,
  talking to Wulfgar between 5 and 7 in the morning while he is alone in the
  barracks yard, you'll recieve a tip worth a permanent +2% to your one-handed
  weapons skill.


 A5.9 Book: Southern Defense Art
  Come chapter 2, Lutero the 'special' merchant in the upper quarter will stock
  this rather pricy book called Southern Defense Art. The book drops you 5000
  gold and will raise your One-Handed skill by 5% when read.


 A5.10 Book: Double Blocks
  Also bougth from Lutere at the start of chapter 2, this red book comes with
  the same price tag and permanently raise your Two-Handed skill by 5%.


 A5.11 Sergio's Two-Hander tip
  This can only be done as a novice after you have joined the monastery, and not
  for mercenaries or paladins. Complete Marduk's quest "C1.6.Q8 Prayer for the
  Paladins" and Sergio will give you some pointers on using a two-hand weapon,
  resulting in a permanent +2% bonus.


 A5.12 Donations to Daron
  Daron the fire mage, located just inside the eastgate in Khorinis, will take
  your money gladly. He will even throw in some permanent bonuses too you really
  should take advantage of. Daron will accept up to 1000 gold in total
  donations, in increments of 200, 100 and 50 gold. If you donate 200 gold you
  get a semi-random bonus. Donating 200 gold 5 times nets you 6 bonuses in
  total, one per donation, then another when you reach 1000 and try to donate
  again. You can also donate 100 gold 10 times for 11 bonuses, similar to 200,
  but the donations really starts to shine if you have the stamina to donate a
  total of 1000 gold, with 50 gold at a time. If you do the 50 gold donations,
  you won't get a bonus for the first donation, but on the second time you
  donate 50 gold (then at 100 gold), and every single time thereafter until you
  reach 1000 gold. That comes to 21 bonuses - well worth your trouble no?

  So what are these bonuses you say? As mentioned, they are 'semi-random' but
  will include atleast 3 unique bonuses (randomness is on when you recieve
  these), and then +5 permanent HP for each donation in addition to the three
  have appeared. The three special bonuses are first +2 permanent mana, then
  +250 experience, and last a free Learning Point.

  Doing this the optimal way of 20 donations of 50 gold each will net you a
  total of 2 MaxMana, 1 Learning Point, +250xp, and an utterly nice +85 HP wich
  would normally constitute 7 levels worth of natural HP advancement.


 A5.13 Statues of Innos
  Spread across the land are several statues depicting the good god Innos. You
  can pray to these statues and donate gold, pretty much anywhere and at any
  time, except a few instances where these statues become unavailable for a
  short period. As with donating to Daron above, the statues will also grant you
  permanent bonuses, but this works slightly different.

  You have to donate 100 gold to recieve the bonus, but you can only do so once
  per day. The bonus granted is also randomly selected from a set of available
  bonues to your guild/class, inluding Strength, Dexterity, Mana and HitPoints.

  The most common bonus is either +4 HP or +1 Strength. These bonuses are
  available to those non-guilded, mercenaries, dragon hunters, and militia men.
  Belonging to either one of the above will randomly grant you one of the above
  for each prayer.

  Paladins are true servants of Innos and recieve an even greater benefit from
  praying. In their case, a prayer will randomly grant either +2 Strength, +2
  Dexterity, +8 HP or +4 Mana. If you plan on going the paladin route, wait
  until chapter 3 and your initiation into the order before you expend your 10
  prayers.


A6 - HERBOLOGY
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Picking up herbs wherever you go can really make a difference if you later get
to learn the various Alchemy skills. If not, most of them net you some good
coin, and like foodstuffs some of them are excellent for replenishing HP and
Mana. Specific rare herbs that are used in making the strongest potions can also
permanently raise your stats simply by eating and is worth quite a bit.

Another note on gathering herbs though - they have an air of randomness to them.
That is, some herbs seems to appear in the same spot every time, but others
seems to show up on completely random locations. And taking about randomness -
there's a sneaking suspicion herbs actually respawn during the game, and not
between chapters where most solid respawning happens. Some times you can really
scourge an area running back and forth to be sure you got all the herbs, but a
little later when walking through the same area you suddenly find another herb
right in your path, in a location so obvious you are almost certain you would
have picked it up last time. They either spawn here and there random, or the
designers spent months extra making sure every little herb was placed in the
most intelligent spot possible...My gold is on the former.

Gathering herbs is also a matter of knowing where to look. Most herbs have a
conection to the foliage around them so you quickly learn what you are likely to
find just by looking at your surroundings. Swampweed grows around swamps,
mushrooms grow in shaded spots usually around tree roots etc - it will come to
you naturally as you play.

Also don't worry about having to pick up EVERY herb as there is plenty to go
around. Starting chapter 2 the first time around my character had several
hundreds of the most common herbs, so dont be afraid to use them for a little
healing or mana replenishing on the fly either.

The rare herbs are often in special locations, but you will find them by natural
progression and exploring. Some of them even must be spawned by certain
triggers, and some can even be bought from merchants later in the game.

In the herbs table, "Alchemy" means the herb is part of a potion or other
alchemy recipie, so you might want to conserve those for that purpose. "Stat
Bonus" indicates a rare or special herb that is either used for the strong +5
stat potions, eaten plain for the permanent bonus listed, or other anamolies.
Consult the Alchemy or Skills & Statboosters appendix for more info on how to
process these.

  Herbs Name                    HP     Mana     Sell Value      Notes
  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Healing Plant                 10       -          6           Alchemy
  Healing Herb                  20       -         12           Alchemy
  Healing Root                  30       -         18           Alchemy
  Fire Nettle                    -      10                      Alchemy
  Fireweed                       -      15          6           Alchemy
  Fire Root                      -      20         12           Alchemy
  Blue Elder                     5       5          3           -
  Digger Meat                   15       -          9           -
  Dark Mushroom                  5       -          3           Stat Bonus
  Meadow Knotweed                5       -         30           Alchemy
  Turnip                         -       -          1           -
  Woodland Berry                 5       -          3           -
  Meadow Berry                   5       -          3           -
  Snapperweed                    -       -         30           Alchemy, Speed
  Goblin Berries                 -       -         75           +1 DEX, Alchemy
  King's Sorrel                  -       -        150           +5 HP, Alchemy
  Dragon Root                    -       -        150           +1 STR, Alchemy
  Sun Aloe                       -       -                      -
  Swampweed                      -       -          3           Alchemy
  A Stalk of Swampweed           -       -         30           Slowdown
  Weeds


A7 - FOODSTUFFS
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Not every wound needs a healing potion - often a good meal and some sleep will
cure most ails. There's a lot of foodstuffs around that will replenish your
health and/or mana when eaten, and works good as a supplement to your healing
potions and a good nights sleep. Some foods heals just a little but is
expensive, while others are cheap and heal a moderate amount. Consult the table
below for the most efficient road-snack, and what is better sold to the lazy
citydwellers. HP is amount healed pr item eaten. Mana is amount of mana
regenerated pr item used, and Sell Value is the amount of coin you get when
selling to a merchant - not the actual value listed when viewing the item in
inventory. There are also special foodstuffs that can boost other traits than
HP/Mana, but these do so permantently and are considered special. Look at the
section for "Skills & Statboosters" for those items and take care not to mistake
them for regular foodstuff. Where that is the case, the item is noted as
special.

Compared to sleeping or drinking healing potions, foodstuffs take a bit of time
to 'use' - not for use in combat, but rather freshening up after a fight. Things
eaten are quicker to use than drinking due to the animation, and although some
foodstuffs works great for healing up as there is a lot of it, drinking 10-20
beverages after a fight takes a whole lot of time and isn't particularily funny
to watch after you've downed the 100th beer. Eaten foodstuffs generally heal way
more than beverages, while beverages also usually give a few points to Mana too.

Price and efficiency varies a lot. Raw Meat for an example is a very good
supplement to healing potions when you fry it into Fried Meat. You can carry
around hundreds of Fried Meats, and they sell for practically nothing to
merchants. Bread and Cheese is another example - they don't heal much, a little
less than the fried meat for bread, and a few points more for the cheese.
However, they sell to merchants for ok coin. A fish is practically worthless,
but turned into fish soup, they are worth more. Still not as good healing as the
fried meat, but nice for merchants fodder. Actually buying to use the expensive
low-yield foodstuffs like bread and cheese again would be simple waste of coin.

The same applies to beverages. They heal very little hp and mana and is usually
very expensive for the little they do heal. More merchants-fodder.

And last a note on preparing the few foods that can be. Raw Meat can be fried in
a pan on ANY stove as long as it's not in use and show up as interactable. You
don't need a Pan either - they seem to come free with any stove. As long as you
have Raw Meat in your inventory, just use a stove and for each piece you get a
piece of Fried Meat. This can be a bit cumbersome as you progress though, so if
you want to be efficient, try frying up some 5-10 pieces whenever you pass a
stove. A good while into the game Fried Meat had become my main source of food,
but I had some 300+ pieces of raw meat and frying that many pieces will simply
take forever.

Fish Soup can only be made one place in the game to my knowledege, in the town
of Khorinis, down at the docks area. There's a woman by the name of Edda
(C1.2.S2) behind Ignaz house in Khorinis that can make fish soup for you once
per day.

The "Stat Bonus" on Apples - refer to the Appendix section "Skills &
Statboosters".

  Name                          HP      Mana    Sell Value      Notes
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  Apple                          3       -         2            Stat Bonus
  Gin                            4       1         4            -
  Fish                           5       -         4            Can be cooked
  Raw Meat                       6       -         1            Can be fried
  Water                          8       -         3            -
  Fish Soup                     10       -         6            Made from Fish
  Stew                          20       -         2            Good healing
  Wine                           2       1         6            -
  Bread                         10       -         6            -
  Cheese                        15       -         9            -
  Fried Meat                    12       -         2            From Raw Meat
  Beer                           3       1         6            -
  Milk                           5       1         4            -
  Ham                           20       -        15            Good healing
  Sausage                       12       -         9            -
  Sheep Sausage                 12       -         9            -
  Honey                         12       -         9            -
  Bug Meat                      10       -         3            From Meat Bugs
  A Herring                     20       -         0            -


A8 - EXPERIENCE & LOOT
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Monsters are listed descending by experience, then alphabetically where one
monster type yields the same amount of experience. In some instances humanoid
mobs with the same name can wield different weapons for the loot column, but are
still the same type of monster. As a general rule concerning humanoid monsters
(those wielding weapons), a two-hander is more powerful while a one-hander is
faster. Each can be just as deadly depending on the tactics you use against
them.

The dropped loot listed are often random, except the weapon a monster wields, if
any, wich is listed first. If a monster is listed as dropping several types of
items it doesn't always drop all of them but can drop instances of everything
listed. In some cases monsters always drop an item of their particular nature,
like skeletons always drop Skeleton's Bone or a certain 'meaty' creature always
drop a piece of Raw Meat.

Some drops require you to have certain skills in hunting beforehand. These
always include items like skins/pelts, claws, mandibles, etc. Items dropped
requiring a certain hunter skill (see appendix A1.2) is listed last.


Name                     EXP    Items
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Sheep                     10    Raw Meat, Sheep's Skin
Meatbug                   10    Bug Meat
Young Giant Rat           20    Raw Meat
Small Bloodfly            30
Goblin A                  30    Heavy Branch, Fish, Dark Mushroom, Gold
Young Wolf                30    Raw Meat, Wolf's Skin
Young Field Raider        40
Giant Rat                 40    Raw Meat
Goblin B                  50    Heavy Branch, Fish, Dark Mushroom, Gold
Bandit A                  50    One handers, foodstuffs, potions, gold
Bloodfly                  60
Ghost Light               60    -
Scavenger                 70    Raw Meat
Field Raider              80
Bandit B                  80    See Bandit A
Loafer                    80    See Bandit A
Citizen                   80    -
Highwayman                80    -
Lurker                   100    A Lurker's Skin, Lurker Claw
Black Goblin             100    Heavy Branch, Gold, Digger Meat, Gold Ring,
                                Goblin Berries
Minecrawler              120    Minecrawler Plate
Lizard                   120    2 Claws
Warg                     150    Raw Meat, Warg Skin
Bandit C                 180    See Bandit A
Snapper                  180    2 Claws
Steingolem               180    -
Stone Golem              180    Heart of a Stone Golem
Seeker                   180    Potion of Speed
Tramp                    180    See Bandit A
Minecrawler Warrior      200    2x Minecrawler Plate
Shadowbeast              200    2x Raw Meat, Shadowbeast Skin
Dragon Snapper           200    4 Claws, 2 Teeth
Snorting Dragon Snapper  200    4 Claws, 2 Teeth
Lower Skeleton           120    Rusty Sword, Skeleton's Bone
Goblin Skeleton          150    Goblin's Bone
Zombie                   150    -
Fire Lizard              210    4 Claws
Skeleton                 220    Rusty Two-Hander, Skeleton's Bone
Skeleton Mage            240    -
Ice Golem                240    Heart of an Ice Golem
Swampshark               240    Skin of a Swampshark
Crypt Guard              220    Rusty Sword or Rusty Two-Hander, Skeleton's Bone
Shadowbeast Skeleton     300    -
Fire Golem               300    Heart of a Fire Golem
Shadow Warrior           400    Two-Hander, Skeleton's Bone
Shadow Lord Inubis       400    Two-Hander, 2 Healing Elixirs, 2 Mana Elixirs,
                                500 gold, Skeleton's Bone
Orc Warrior              250    Heavy or Medium Orc Axe, Gin, Gold, Silver Ring
                                Healing Plant, Raw Meat, 2 Essence of Healing,
                                Extract of Healing
Orc Shaman               400    Light Orc Axe, Mana Extract, Coal, Sulphur
Orc Elite                350    Orcish War Sword, Dragonroot, Warg Skin, Wolf
                                Skin, Torch, Gold Ring, Essence of Healing,
                                Extract of Healing, Elixir of Healing, Scroll of
                                Cure Light Wounds, Claws
Orcish Warlord           350    Ring of the Orcish Warlords, See Orc Elite
Orc Colonel              350    Ring of the Orcish Warlords, War Axe, Greater
                                Healing rune, gold, Orc War Map
Lizard Man               350    Lizard Sword
Troll                    500    Troll Hide, 2 Troll Tusk
Demon                    600    Extract of Healing, Mana Extract, Pitch,
                                Heart of a Demon
Demon Lord              1000    See Demon
Black Troll             1000    Black Troll Hide


A9 - LEVELCHART
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As you progress through the game your levels will go up as you gather xp from
killing foes and completing quests. Each new level will raise the amount of xp
needed for the next level a little more making it non-linear and increasingly
difficult to level. Each level will also give you 12 additional HP and 10
Learning Points (LP). There are other ways to raise HP, so the listed amount is
only what you would have minimum.

 Level    Base Hit Points      Learning Points         XP Needed for Next
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   0             40                   0                         500
   1             52                  10                        1500
   2             64                  20                        3000
   3             76                  30                        5000
   4             88                  40                        7500
   5            100                  50                       10500
   6            112                  60                       14000
   7            124                  70                       18000
   8            136                  80                       22500
   9            148                  90                       27500
  10            160                 100                       33000
  11            172                 110                       39000
  12            184                 120                       45500
  13            196                 130                       52500
  14            208                 140                       60000
  15            220                 150                       68000
  16            232                 160                       76500
  17            244                 170                       86000
  18            256                 180                       95500
  19            268                 190                      105000
  20            280                 200                      115500
  21            292                 210                      126500
  22            304                 220                      138000
  23            316                 230                      150000
  24            328                 240                      162500
  25            340                 250                      175500
  26            352                 260                      189000
  27            364                 270                      203000
  28            376                 280                      217500
  29            388                 290                      232500
  30            400                 300                      248000
  31            412                 310                      264000
  32            424                 320                      280500
  33            436                 330                      297500
  34            448                 340                      315000
  35            460                 350                      333000
  36            472                 360                      351500
  37            484                 370                      370500
  38            496                 380                      390000
  39            508                 390                      410000
  40            520                 400                      430500
  41            532                 410                      451500
  42            544                 420                      473000
  43            556                 430                      495000
  44            568                 440                      517500
  45            580                 450                      540500
  46            592                 460                      564000
  47            604                 470
  48            616                 480
  49            628                 490
  50            640                 500

It is theoretically possible to level past 50 with the unlimited experience
exploits/advantages, but this would just be pushing it. Most people seem to
finnish the game around 30-35 with either guild, and past 30 your character
really knows everything there is to know about combat or magic.


A10 - COMBAT TACTICS
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A really nice feature with Gothic is that all the monsters, humanoids and
general foes you'll encounter aren't simply 'blobs of life' to be killed in
whatever way available to you. Almost each and every creature has it's own way
of fighting and a few tricks they can muster - if you know how to fight a
creature, it could seem easy, while if you don't know even a relatively easy
creature might give you a world of trouble, no matter what your own level or
powers are. Simply write it down to skill, totally disregarding a "at level 1 I
should defeat level 1 monsters with easy" approach as is sadly such a common way
for most rpgs.

So, this section is a foe by foe guide to knowing how to combat the different
creatures. How they act, how you can counter, what works and in some cases what
doesn't. Have any tips and tactics yourself for a particular monster? Let me
know. The list is arranged alphabetically.

  Dragon Snapper & Snapper
   Small dinosaur type creatures, often hunting in packs - very fast, and relies
   on a powerful charge to bring you down. The charge seems to do an incredible
   amount of damage, like a critical hit. They can be fooled and lured though,
   breaking up the pack in almost all instances, so whenever you can, get them
   in one-on-one situations. You'll see a snapper has caught your scent when it
   raises it's head and turns towards you, then taking some trying steps getting
   closer for a charge. If you have a pack on your hands, run if you see them
   all starting towards you.

   If you can lure out a single one though, start by walking backwards to match
   it closing in on you. If you get it some 5-10 meters away from the rest of
   the pack before it starts it's charge, the others won't notice. When it does
   charges, they key is to get the first hit in, effectively stunning it and
   breaking the charge. Time your most powerful melee swing and you can whack it
   over the head just as the charge is about to connect, then have time to get a
   couple quick slashes in for the kill. Once perfected, snappers will go down
   one by one without you getting a scratch.

  Orc Warrior & Scout
   These large brutes are often quite intimitading at first, but you'll ample
   opportunity to get to know them better as you go. For melee fighters, they
   turn out to be quite easy, and unless you encounter groups of them of 2 or
   more, you'll seldom take a single hit from these.

   The orc tactic is simply to run towards you roaring, then try to hit you with
   an overhead swing. Since orc are big, slow and stupid, all you have to do is
   break their attack with a blow of your own - any will do. Once you land a
   good hit, the orcs will fall back and try again. Depending on how close they
   are at the time the attack is disrupted, they'll try a side swing, but if you
   attack to break their attack, jump back a bit and in the process block a
   possible swing, then they'll close the distance on you again for the overhead
   swing and you can break it all over again. Repeat 2-3 times at most to kill
   any orc warrior or scout using a one or two handed melee weapon.

  Skeleton, Shadowwarrior & Crypt Guards
   Hands down one of the most difficult foes to combat in the entire game. Not
   because they are the biggest, strongest or do the most damage, but simply
   because they have all of the above in good portions, and know how to use it.
   A skeleton has a lot of hitpoints, are extremely strong (why you take
   hundreds of dmg from their rusty weapons) and moves and fight at a blazing
   speed. The same applies to Shadow Warriors, who fight like skeletons in full
   armor, but they have way more hitpoints.

   A skeleton - read just skeleton, not lower skeletons or goblin skeletons -
   has two basic attacks with their swords. One very swift overhead swing
   leaving them open for a fraction as they 'recharge' similar to you being
   winded, and a nasty double swing from side to side. The doubleswing has a
   similar short recharge, but is clearly the deadliest of the two attacks - you
   see, as a melee fighter, you need to have some real skill in the weapon you
   use, past rookie, to even block quick enough for the double swing. Attempting
   this earlier just leaves you blocking the first swing and probably dying when
   the blade comes back again.

   Each of these two attacks aren't dangerous in their own and can be blocked
   with the proper skill rather easy - it's when these two attacks are combined
   into combos that the skeletons show why they are by far one of the thoughest
   creatures to fight. Blocking one attack pushes you back a bit and it's then
   you get hit by the other attack. To successfully combat a skeleton one-on-
   one, you need to aticipate their attack, and block accordingly. If you think
   it's going for a overhead swing and block once, but it's really doing a
   doubleswing, the second attack will hit you good. If you anticipate a double
   swing and do a rapid double block, but the skeleton only does a overhead
   swing, you open your side completely coming out of the second block and you
   can be absolutely sure it's going to use the advantage to land a blow in your
   kidney. However, if you do manage to guess the type of attack and block it
   properly, you have a small opening to plant your counter-attack, any will do.
   Keep successfully anticipating and blocking the two attacks, counter-attack
   then step back, over and over until you've crushed the skeleton. Around level
   10 as a melee fighter, you probably need some good 5 hits or more on a
   skeleton, and 10-20 on a shadow warrior, so expect intense and rewarding
   fights. All in all, I personally feel that the skeletons are the most fun
   fights to be had - one would think a properly trained swordfighter would
   offer more of a challenge and more combos, but this doesn't seem to be the
   case. Once you have bested skeletons in one on one swordfights, there's
   really nothing else that will stand much of a chance against you.


A11 - EXPLOITS & UNINTENDED ADVANTAGES
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So what's this you say? Well, generally just exploits and things you can do that
will give you an unfair advantage, some more severe than others. Some of these
can't possibly be intended by the developers, and others again seems just
dubious. I still choose to list them here as people play their own game whatever
way they like. If you do choose to take advantage of some of these, know that
you will indeed get an advantage that can ruin your experience. But you already
knew that didn't you?


 A11.1 Unlimited Gold
  The most obvious and simple way of securing a virtually unlimited income must
  be Cipher, at Onar's Farm. He is a merchant of sorts, but unlike other
  merchants his inventory will not dissapear when he is knocked out.
  Furthermore, beating up Cipher have no repercussions and is regarded as a
  duel. Simply sell him all your valuable stuff, beat him up and take it back.
  Rince and repeat for unlimited amounts of gold.


 A11.2 Unlimited Experience
  It says unlimited, yes, but I'd rather think of it as a excercise in futility.
  I do make use of this trick from time to time myself, but only in moderate
  dosage, as I believe only the moderately insane would actually use this to
  gain several levels and an advantage that way.

  Anyway, the trick involves isolating a Skeleton Mage. Skeleton Mages have the
  ability to Summon Skeleton, and have a very predictable array of spells they
  will cast. First they will try to freeze you, then summon a skeleton to chop
  away at your frozen body, and then last keep pelting you with ice like bolts.
  However, dodge the freezing ray, then stay in view until the skeleton is
  summoned, then drag the skeleton out of view from the skeleton mage and defeat
  it for +220xp. Now save, then reload. The skeleton mage is still present
  around a corner or similar where you left it, but has returned to it's usual
  array of spells, first with the freeze, then with summons. Repeating this
  process over and over will net you a skeleton to fight for +220xp indefinite.
  Or near-indefinite, since I honestly don't think anyone has the stamina to
  beat hundreds of skeletons this way (100 skeletons = 22.200 xp, about one
  level when you're closing on level 30).


 A11.3 Additional Goblin Berries & Dragonroots
  There's two creatures that seldom drop these herbs as loot. A black goblin can
  drop a single Goblin Berry, while an Orc Elite sometimes have a Dragonroot on
  them. Loot is completely random and decided in game-mechanics when the
  creature dies. Both these herbs can be eaten as is for +1 dex or +1 str.

  With that in mind, it's quite possible to isolate any of said creature, save
  before defeating it, and keep on loading the game until it drops such a
  preffered herb. Testing with Orc Elites show that you can basically get a
  dragonroot off every single Orc Elite, while doing the same with Black Goblins
  is an effort in futility - normally, you can pretty much get any group of 3-4
  or more black goblins encountered to drop atleast 1 goblin berry, but every
  single goblin? That would border on insanity.


 A11.4 Mercenary: Unlimited Experience & Gold
  As a mercenary, in chapter 3, you can get the quest 'Shadowbeast Horns for
  Buster'. The exploit is that this quest never ends and that you can return any
  horn to Buster for +200xp and 350 gold. Knocking out Buster and taking back
  the horn you gave him can be done in an easy swipe and it doesn't register.
  With a good amount of horns you could even level up several times doing this.


 A11.5 Paladin: Unlimited Experience & Gold
  As a paladin, in chapter 4 and out, Jan at the smithy in the castle will buy
  vials of dragonblood from you for 200xp and 200 gold a piece. For this you
  need to have the Take Blood skill (from Gestath or Godar) and have killed the
  dragons. You should have 8 vials from this. Just give all the vials to Jan for
  +1600xp and 1600 gold, then knock him out and take the 8 vials back. This can
  be done over and over indefinite, but beware others in the castle that might
  attack you.



A12 - MAGIC RINGS & AMULETS
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Magic rings, or magic amulets. There are only these two types of magic items
that artificially boosts stats, and you can wear one amulet and two rings at the
same time. There are a few other oddball magic effects, but none that fit the
jewelry category. In most cases you can find two of the same type of ring for
double the effect. Rings often come in two different strength versions, either
+5 or +10, while the amulets make up a 'third strength' +15. Not all stats have
appropriate strength levels, but theoretically you could boost a skill with +45
by employing 2 of the strongest rings and one amulet for the same skill.

Some of these rings and amulets are very nice, while others you will seldom use.
For melee characters, the strength rings add a nice damage bonus or lets you
equip weapons above your skill. For Mages, added mana from rings allow for a
couple more spells. AC bonuses are generally useless when they come in single
instances, and I have never seen much of an effect here. The exception are the
'all AC' bonus rings wich are the best found in my opinion. With both on, +15 to
all four armorclasses does make a difference. HP bonus rings or amulets seems a
total waste.


  Name                        Effect                        Reference
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  Valentino's Ring            +5 Weapon AC
  Wood Protection             +5 Arrow AC
  Ring of Stoneskin           +10 Arrow AC
  Ring of Iron Skin           +5 Weapon AC
  Ring of Ore Skin            +10 Weapon AC
  Ring of Spirit              +5 Magic AC
  Ring of Life                +5 HP
  Ring of Liveliness          +10 HP                        C2.2.Q2
  Ring of Force               +5 Strength
  Ring of Skill               +5 Dexterity
  Ring of Dexterity           +10 Dexterity                 C2.8.P19
  Ring of Inconquerability    +5 All AC's                   C1.2.Q26 or C1.5.P4
  Ring of Invincibility       +10 All AC's                  C1.2.Q26 or C1.5.P4
  Ring of Flame Protection    +5 Dragon Fire AC
  Ring of Wood Protection     +5 Arrow AC
  Fire Ring                   +10 Dragon Fire AC
  Amulet of Agility           +15 Dexterity
  Amulet of Life              +15 HP
  Amulet of Strength          +15 Strength                  C1.2.P6 or C2.8.P8
  Amulet of Power             +10 Strength and Dexterity    C3.6.Q4
  Angar's Magic Amulet        +10 MaxMana                   C2.8.P14


A13 - BUGS
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There's a number of bugs in the game to be aware of - not that many, but a few -
some show-stoppers and some merly annoying. Knowing about them, and thus
avoiding them is fairly easy and makes the game nearly appear bug-free, so read
up.

- In Chapter 5, completing the quest where Sekob's wife runs away and then
telling Sekob about it will make him attack you. At this point, no matter what
you did before, Sekob has become immortal and cannot be hurt. Simply let him
beat you up, dropping your gold and de-equipping your weapons somewhere else
beforehand, and that's it. Another way is to simply just teleport out when he
attacks, but he will attack you again if he sees you another time.

- Quicksaving or quickloading while any type of conversation interface is
present will totally screw up the game, where you simply loose all interface
completely. All names of npc's and monsters will disappear, and so will any
further conversation and even the menues. It's there, you just won't see it. The
only way to solve this is to crash or terminate the game (ALT-CTRL-DEL, then
terminate the game from the task manager). Doing this will make the virtual file
system run again when starting the game, but your savegames are just fine and
everything should work as normal again. That is, if you didn't save WHILE in
conversation - then you're screwed for that savegame slot.

- Jumping into water can be hazardeous on occasions. If you jump into any type
of water that is deep enough that you will dive and enter the underwater
swimming position, everything is fine, but if you jump into water where it's
only deep enough that your character will enter a 'wading' positure, you will
become totally stuck. Wading into knee deep water works fine, it's only when you
jump into it from land that this happens. Stuck in this odd situation, you can
simply reload and it's ok. Problem is jumping around when you haven't saved for
a while =)

JemyM adds:

- Sometimes, if a dialogue stops by other reasons than actually finishing
the dialogue by an dialogue option, the character will remain in "talk"
mode, even if there is no dialogue. This forces the player to kill the game with
the task manager.

- After reloading a game, the 'selected item' often change to a rune instead.
Very annoying if you are using weapons.

- It is possible that a button locks up. You might lock your view towards an
item/person, or start jumping like a rabbit. If this happen, click the
button that does the same thing, and the character will stop (If you are jumping
all the time, press the jump button again).

- It is possible to get stuck in water if you jump from a high cliff. If this
happen there is little more to do than reloading the game.



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GOTHIC 2 - Guide by Ellusion
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Gothic 2 version 1.31 English
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