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    Neverwinter Nights - Shadows of Undrentide Expansion FAQ/Walkthrough
    
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                               v0.75 - 2nd August 2003
    
    
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    Contents
    
    1. FAQ's - or similar.
    1b. Points to note
    2. Walkthrough.
    3. Version control.
    4. Credits/Contact.
    
    FAQ's
    
    (.) Is this game worth buying?
    Personally I am enjoying this quite a lot. I am finding it more challenging
    than the original campain, but not up to my favourite RPG of all time - BG2.
    This is just too linear (like IWD) for my preference. But as I said, this is
    still great fun. (As to the question is BG2 that good - I still have not 
    found a game to beat it for depth, gameplay, character interaction and
    rolepay. It doesn't have the graphics engine of NWN and you can't play evil
    very easily, but I like it.)
    
    (.) Why can't I have the paladin as my henchman?
    a) It would be a henchwoman... and b) she is too young. If you read the text
    at the beginning she has been at the school the least length of time and
    still has 'issues'. Rumour has it that she might get coded in with a patch.
    This is one rumour I will believe when either a) Bioware confirm it or b) I
    see it myself.
    
    (.) How do I get the new classes?
    Each of the new classes has specific requirements and can only be used after
    they have been met. To do this you will need several levels in other specific
    classes first, to get things like attack bonuses correct. Basically read the
    manual!
    
    (.) Which is the best/most powerful/coolest class?
    There is no right answer to this! Personally I like the idea of the prestige
    classes (I don't play P'n'P so this is all new to me...) but I don't think they
    are necessarly the greatest thing since sliced bread. The Shadow Dancer is cool
    and all thief/spy wanabes should get at least one level of it. Arcane Archer
    sounds nice, but somewhat linear in progression (anyone managed to get to level
    10 AA in the new official campain (OC) without cheating?). The Harper Scout
    really doesn't appeal to me and the assassin seems to be lacking in bite
    somewhat. Paladin players should like the Blackguard though - despite the
    difference from P'n'P. Add in the original 10 classes and you can create your
    own mix. Which is half of the point really! Two things to take into account
    though: a) You won't get to level 20 in the new OC and b) Sorcerors are the
    best! (OK at level 20 it can be argued that clerics are better but imho
    sor....  - this is a joke, there is no best class! :-)
    
    In summary - I like human lawful good sorcerors. You should pick the class etc
    that you like and that works for you. Experiment a bit. If in doubt, reread
    the first sentence of the paragraph above!
    
    Just make sure that you have all your bases covered in terms of classes in your
    party. I mention this in the walkthrough, but for those trying not to be
    spoiled (what are you doing reading this at all then?):
    
     - Normal Party Dynamics:
    You need a) Thief b) Healer c) Fighter/Meat shield and d) Mage. In that order.
    OK, before people start raving, let me explain (and I love mages for my chars,
    so I have managed to convice myself, might I also convice you?) There are some
    doors that you can't break open. They have to be picked. There might not be
    much behind them but to go everywhere you need a lockpicker. If you can use the
    picks lying around and open the doors then you might make do as the thief. The
    only 2 other essential skils are the ability to see traps and the ability to
    remove them. Seeing can be avoided with reloading (!) and Summon Monster I is
    great to get rid of traps. (Is there anything worth pickpocketing in this game?
    I have never tried it). Healer is the easiest to provide. It is called the rest
    button. 100% health in 20 seconds. As long as you/companions survive fight, you
    can heal to 100%. Potions provide enough to generally get through a fight in
    the OC. In multiplayer thieves/clerics would take a much larger role I would
    guess (I've never played it that way, but thinking back to BG2...) but in SoU
    OC, they only have the roles above. The fighter has 2 roles - in this order. A)
    absorb the damage by taking the hp hits (or even better dogding them) and b)
    killing stuff. This leaves the mage. His role (he is the pronoun for all non
    gender specific humans in English - I wonder if that includes Elves, Half Elves
    etc... :) is to a) remove other mages protections and b) kill stuff. So it is
    teamwork.... and despite my opinion, mages are the least important class.
    
     - How to fill this 4 person group with 1 char in SoU:
    Easy. Mages have a huge advantage in having familiars. This can cover either
    the thief role (pixie) or to a limited extent the fighter role
    (dragon/panther). Your hencemen are either a sorceror, a cleric, a bard, a
    barbaian, a thief or a combo of these. Just pick which one you want. In my
    favourite case, I need a fighter to match my sorc and thief (pixie). The same
    combo would work well if you were doing the 1 Wizard (or Sorc)/9 Ranger / 10
    AA build as this gives you a buff while you attack from a distance and your
    familiar acts as a thief. If you have an animal companion it can act as a
    buff, but be careful if you only have 1 level of ranger! Basically pick
    whichever 'major' class you are missing (or use a 'mixed class' such as
    ranger/paladin, or do a 5 Fighter/15 Cleric build + a thief henchmen). There
    are loads of options out there. If you have a specific recommendation,
    please send it in...
    
    For more specific class info on the basic classes, see the original Neverwinter
    Nights FAQ's. I found the Rogue one very well written (unlike this!) and can
    recommend the Sorceror one highly! The Cleric one is also very good, despite
    the libelious statement about Clerics beating Sorcs.... :-) although sometimes
    I think the author has a point!
    
    (.) Can I use the new classes in the original OC?
    According to info on the boards I have seen yes. I haven't confirmed this
    myself, but have had it confirmed in email.
    
    (.) Are new weapons from SoU in the original OC?
    As far as I can tell no. Nothing sustanial (apart from the new classes etc) has
    been done to the original OC. You can't control your henchmans inventory for
    instance (anyone want to confirm this?).
    
    (.) What do all the new feats/skills do? Are any of them worth getting?
    Comments like read the manual come to mind for the first question (despite
    Biowares track record with these things... only joking!) - either that or read
    the text in the game (the ingame text tends to be right more often than the
    printed manual). As for the second... I'm still working on that!
    
    (.) Are there any cheats to this game?
    Yes. Please see FAQ's for the original Neverwinter nights for more details.
    
    (.) Where are all the best equipment in the game? Is cool stuff like a Holy
    Avenger around?
    Rumour has it that a Holy Avenger can be found in the game (if you play
    paladin) (this has been confirmed - I've added the info in the walkthrough).
    I haven't got far enough in the game to get to the really good stuff
    (read toys for power gamers) yet and would hope not to find as broken an item
    as the wonderful Staff of the Magi from BG2, but items are starting to get
    powerful.
    
    (.) How do I do quest xxxx?
    All the info I know about this game is in this file. If this is the latest copy
    of this file then you know as much as I do. Sorry.
    
    (.) Can you make other items in the game?
    Apparently yes. Obvious items to try include the green mold, dragons blood,
    dragons egg etc. I've not tried these (or any others), but if people have
    working recipe lists, please send them in (contact details are at the end).
    
    So far sent in:
    
    Grinder in Drogans House
    
    Shadow Hart's heart + Quartz crystal = Lesser Amulet of Health (immune to
    poison and disease)
    Practice Sword + Quartz crystal = Timonen Great Sword (a +1 and +1 critical
    sword) (Practice sword is in Mischa's footlocker)
    
    
    From 'other sources'...
    Green spores + quartz crystal = Ring of Disease Resistance
    Two Fenberries + 1 empty bottle = Potion of Barkskin
    
    
    (.) Why with a lore of X can't I identify y?
    If you have a high lore and still can't ID something, then it is going to be
    good! The more valuable the item, the higher the lore you need to ID it. There
    is a table of lore vs cost in the manual. To resolve this issue: increase your
    lore, use an item to increase your lore, use an identify spell or pay a
    shopkeeper to ID it for you.
    
    (.) Why does the 'person' in the walkthrough change/spelling incorrect/poor
    gramer?
    This is an early version of this document. It will improve and be tidied as I
    put more into it. This is my first FAQ, so be kind (though I would appreiciate
    all and any feedback - see the contact section at the end).
    
    (.) Why are you so slow updating this FAQ?
    Um - Warcraft 3 - The Frozen Throne is out! Got to play that. Much fun. Zug Zug
    and all that. Anyway this has to be finished by the end of September as Half
    Life 2 comes out.... all good stuff.
    
    (.) Why does it say 'Sigh' a lot?
    Usually because that is what I am having to do having failed some check/run
    into a big battle/found or done something stupid. It is more figurative than
    literal.
    
    
    
    
    
    Points to note:
    
    (.) All alignment shifts vary depending on where you are already. A highly
    lawful character will get a bigger shift to chaos for breaking and entering
    than a netural character would. So any figures below are more guidelines.
    
    (.) XP for killing depends on the class level difference between you and the
    recently departed. Thus a level 1 character gets loads of xp for killing a
    gnoll, but a level 10 character might not get any at all. The xp for a quest
    is fixed and doesn't vary.
    
    (.) You might as well use up the focus crystals in the first chapter, they
    are useless after then.
    
    
    
    
    Walkthrough
    
    This is just from my initial run through.
    
    I am playing as a lawful good human sorceror (my favourite char) and will act
    as such generally throughout the game. This may mean that I will miss lots
    (i.e. evil, ranger, cleric etc) of quests/xp/items etc. Any that I am missing,
    please feel free to let me know and I will add in extra sections.
    
    There are a couple of possible major routes through Chapter 1. I have picked
    one of them, but a quick read through should point out the other posibility!
    
    
    
    Chapter 1.
    
    
    
    Drogans house
    
    You start in your room. Open the chest and get all the items in it. Nothing
    that exciting, but the ring is useful (explained in mind numbing detail during
    conversions...). Leave the room and talk to the 3 other students. Once the
    battle start you can run to it down the door at the bottom of the stairs...
    
    The first battle will be won with no input from you. When it is done speak to
    the mysterious woman who helped. Make sure you get the info about the 4 missing
    items (ask about each one specifically and they will be added into your quest
    list) and the list of ingredients to cure Drogan. Pick a henchman. Due to my
    class I choose Xanos and told him to be a barbarian. Add in my pixie familiar
    and I have all, bar cleric, bases covered (in my opinion the classes you need
    to play DnD, in order of importance are (my party in brackets): thief (pixie),
    healer (no one, but potions, kits and rest), fighter (Xanos) and mage (me). You
    can try to take the staff on the floor, but it is electrified and you drop it
    (-1 hp.... any way around this??).
    
    Go into the basement and talk to the pseudo dragon there. Talk, talk and talk,
    the riddle answers are : yes, I will be hanged and 6. (I tried a persude at
    this point but failed. It may not be possible to pass this - I had the max
    persude skill for level 1, plus +4 from Cha...) This gets you a key. I couldn't
    find anything else useful in the basement or the ground floor (bar the remains
    of the dead kobolds and other stuff worth 1gp). Go upstairs.
    
    In the student rooms their are a set of peoples chests. I ignored all bar
    Xanos' (lawful good... isn't it a pain - if you steal from chests that aren't
    your current henchmen's you get a shift of 1 to chaos). Xanos has the key for
    it, or you can pick it, but it is trapped... In the room at the end you will
    find a total of 5 useful chests and one which needs a key you lack. Take all.
    The magic helmet was +5 to spot for me... not useful, but valuable. Make
    crystals. Leave house.
    
    
    Hilltop West
    
    Head south. The first kobold will be killed by dogs. Why didn't they kill the
    rest? Sigh. There are another couple of kobolds in the barn just before the
    gate. All free xp. Go through the gate and towards town. (Druids/Rangers
    should talk to the dogs outside the house as they pass. They tell you,
    eventually, that the proverbial prom queen of the village canines, the wolf,
    has burried something that they can't find... Also talk to the chickens. One
    will give you a gem for it!)
    
    In the bubbling cauldron some kobolds have the cook as a hostage. You get the
    quest talking to the tavern keeper. You have 3 options (result in brackets):
    Let them go (100xp, cook vanishes), become the hostage (arrange thier release,
    help them sneak out, attack them (which unless you are a melee char will
    probably kill you), or if you are a bard - you can entrance them with your
    music - which allows the villages to kill them!), threaten them (250xp - if
    you talk the villages into letting them live, tavern master can give you
    50gp). Pick whichever - if the kobolds leave alive, you can talk to thier
    chief in the caves later (they recognise you). The berries for the cure are
    in the cookpot. A quick visit to the herbelist and you have the complete cure.
    Before we drop that off though, I think we should tidy up town a little
    first...
    
    Druids or Rangers can speak to the herbalist's animal companion, who will
    reveal the location of the Ring of the Wolf (+2 Animal Handling, summon a
    wolf 5x). If you spoke to the dogs as above, you should be able to surprise
    the wolf by ask what/where it hid it, then pass a persude and the location is
    yours.
    
    Talk to the woman next to the mayor in the community centre. Then talk to the
    prophet outside. I persuded him to reveal that he had 'doctored' the corpse of
    the farmer. He left. Talk to the woman again. If you can heal the wounded
    people here, you get some xp and alignment shift! Level up time.
    
    
    Hilltop East
    
    Outside, head east through the gate. Talk to all 4 halflings and get the
    missing cards quest... If you heal the wounded people here, you get some xp
    and alignment shift. Then ran into a Red Wizard. Unfortuantly being lawful
    good, I had to tell him to go away (very politely of course). 25xp, but
    probably missing quests and items... sigh. (If you want to get him to set up
    a shop, you apparently can by persuding the mayor's aide. I have tried this
    a couple of times and failed. According to Biowares walkthrough of the town,
    this is easier if you haven't finished the issues with the prophet. If you
    do get him to set up a shop, he always has nice prices).
    
    The woman running at you from the east wants her baby/husband back. Agree. Go
    into the house and kill the 2 kolbolds on the ground floor. One of them has a
    gem. Then go to the upper floor and talk to the kolbold their. I failed both
    the dex and persude tests (with 14 dex and currently max persude for level 2
    with +4 cha). Sigh. Give the kolbold a gem. Go back outside and talk to the
    widow. 200 xp, and minor goodness shifts for being honest. I also gave her 10
    gp (well, I'm not a paladin am I?).
    
    Head north to the farm. The ruins have a couple of minor potions. Enter the
    farm. The box in the left has a save vs disease to open it (easy save) and has
    gold, ring a quartz in it. Save, then go downstairs. There are 3 kolbolds in
    here. Kill them, then loot. Back to the caravans. Give back the cards and
    get... 200xp and a 'you will be going on a journey...' reading. Great. Never
    mind. Time to fix Drogan.
    
    Return to Drogans house. Talk to the healer there (name??). She fixes up Drogan
    (more xp for you). That's it. On the way back through town you can rob the
    houses. One has someone in, but no problem. Sell all the stuff you don't want
    (if you can afford and want other stuff then buy it). Then it is time to leave
    the village (south from the east side of town).
    
    
    Hilltop foothills
    
    There is an almost dead brown bear just to the north of the start gate. I
    couldn't do anything for it, but rangers and druids can - if they do, all bears
    in the area (and the one to the south) will be friendly to you. The waterfall
    doesn't get you anywhere you need to go (unless you are killing deer?).
    Talking of deer, in general their is no point trying to talk with them.
    Continue and politely talk to Ferran. He will give you 2 quests - the crypt and
    the horns of the shadow hart. Plus info - basically gnolls/kolbolds went
    east/south and background on the crypt - I mananged to persude him on the
    second attempt. (Shadowhart can be found by using lots of spot type
    items/spells apparently. Then you can either warn him if you are a ranger or
    druid (200xp, 3 points to good) or kill him (bow from Ferran + heart...
    ingredient item maybe?) - Also finding the Shadowhart can be done by looking at
    the tracks in the area. One looks like deer tracks but isn't. Be there at night
    and the hart should be there.)
    
    At the other end of the graveyard is a bear - which attacks you. At the extreme
    centre east, you run into Nathan. His daughter has been stolen but a hill giant
    (cave is NW). In the farm, you can talk to a farm hand. If you say that he only
    won because of his friends, then agree that it is all just humour he says he
    owes you one. Don't yet see what it gets you though... Following the path
    again, heading north, there is an abuse of 3 kobolds, then a bear followed by
    a couple of wolves. The wolves were just south of the cave. Inside, the giant
    could be persuded to give her up (I failed the first persude, but chosing the
    obvious answer about 4 times in a row, then passing the second persude and he
    gave me a key). Outside you can tell her to go back to the farm. (Another way
    to do this is: Ask the giant to put you in the locked area. The daughter asks
    you to kill a rat. The rat comes in via a hole. Clicking on the hole allows you
    to wriggle out). At the very north, you run into a kobold... but this one
    doesn't attack. Instead he gives you a quest. He will give you the statue for
    freeing him from the dragon (his master) who is behind all the problems. When
    that is done, go to Blumberg and get him. Back at the farm, you get 150xp and
    a natural defense amulet +1. Nice. Now for the crypt.
    
    
    Elven crypt
    
    Enter the crypt. Here be careful what you loot. Take anything from things you
    kill, or items on the floor or in cacoons/weapons racks. Do not take stuff from
    bodies/sarcoefuses, unless you like killing skeletons (18xp a piece, 3
    evilness). Lawfull good doesn't allow these things, so I left them be. Through
    the large door and kill the rats. I couldn't translate the pillar without using
    an identify spell, but apart from backstory it didn't seem to do anything. The
    door to the right is warded, the one to the left isn't. The statue at the end
    asks you to pray to it. If you do you get a heal. Pretend and you become more
    evil. Spit on it and you get cursed. Not really that hard to decide. If you
    chose an evil one, the good one stops working. You can ignore it if you want.
    Down to the lower level. Here you can kill the 2 kolbolds, then through the
    door on the left. Talk to the spirit. He will help you with the kobolds if you
    kill some spiders. OK. Back to the corridor. Bash through some of the boxes.
    Take the first left and kill about 6 spiders. Then crush the egg sacks (in one
    corner of the room - not the cacoons!). Job done. He tells you of a trap to
    kill the kobolds and gives you a key to get to the locked room above (level 3
    reached!). Kill the kobold and skeletons that come your way as you head north.
    First go west. In the first tomb a spirit will ask for a sword. Then I went
    east and into a trap of 4 kobolds. Then east and south and ran into two more
    skeletons. The first door had a couple of rats and a trap. The sword the spirit
    wanted is in the corpse under the trap. When I returned it (50xp) he gave me
    one of the 3 items in the chest (for me, a saphire, a potion of speed or a
    resist cold amulet). Back to the east corridor. Wandering round the end of it,
    I eventually found a hidden door. Enter it. Pick up the helmets and wear them
    (I put one on my henchman and told the familiar to say out of it). Trip the
    switch. Into the last room (either talk your way in or pick the lock!) and trip
    the pressure pad. All the kobolds are stunned. Kill them. Pick up the mummies
    hand. One down! <insert mass cheering here>. Loot the boxes. Time to get that
    cloak mentioned. Back to the top level. Follow the red dots on the way in and
    avoid them on the way out. You can walk on the edge of the room btw. That
    completes our tour of the crypts. If you wish to buy a souvenier on your way
    out... Due to the large number of magic items I had at this point I identified
    them. Handy hint for the day - cast identify and pause the game. You can now
    ID all the items you are carrying at your leisure. Goody.
    
    When you leave the crypt the hand wants to talk to you. Use it and it points to
    the SE corner of the map. To Blumberg we go... But before you go there, kill
    the gnoll just to to the south of the exit. Just for practice like! The exit to
    the High Forest is to the west of here. Anyway, back to Blumberg.
    
    
    Blumberg
    
    When you enter a dying man approches. If you use a healing kit on him you
    become more good. He talks, then dies to a gnoll. Kill the two archers (arrows
    in pixies look so funny). Continue killing gnolls, there are another six or so
    in the village. At this point I died and respawned. When I did I could lie to
    keep hold of the mummies hand (you can tell the truth, in which case you get
    told about the hand and can keep it). As it only cost me three points towards
    chaos I did it... might be useful. Anyway, once the village is cleared go into
    the only remaining none burning building. Talk to Deekin. I couldn't get
    anything to trigger here and the hand still wanted me to talk to him. Sigh.
    Anyway, back to the snowy wastes and off to the High Forest to the south
    (no one in Hilltop seems interested in the fact that Blumbarg has been wiped
    out - nice neighbours!).
    
    
    High Forest
    
    Go east then down a level. Two wolves with pelts here. Slightly further north
    and 3 bandits lie in wait to the east. Circuling the area I found another 4
    wolves in two pairs of two. All nice xp. To the east of a bridge their were two
    more. Over the bridge is a shop. You can offload any stuff you don't want, but
    the prices aren't good. He has some nice armour for mages... all out of my
    price range. Also has a book and a nice wand in the storage/library. Anyway,
    back to the High Forest. There are 6 caves on the map (well, five caves and one
    gnoll cave). Time to check them out. Starting with the one on the extreme west.
    It it the bandit camp. As you enter an archer and 2 bandits attack. They get
    reinforced with 2 bandit women. There is a trap on the narrow ledge to the next
    section. I couldn't see this with my pixie, but avoided it (slow + what I
    assume is stinking cloud) by backing off. What you can't avoid is the bandit
    archer that appears from nowhere behind you when the trap goes off. Sigh. Just
    have to kill it then. One more archer, then the hardest battle so far in the
    game, 2 archers and the bandit boss together. I just ran with the boss chasing
    me. By the time I was running back, my familiar and henceman had dealt with the
    archers and the boss got caught on the narrow ledge. All dead. Loot all - I
    ended up with a nice katana (which is no use to me), +1 armour, +12 animal
    empathy ring and +5 lore ring (see multiple identify trick above). Plus a book
    and over 500 in gp. The strange thing was the heavy weapons the archers
    dropped. Hint for the level: if you want to carry lots of heavy stuff, but
    have low stength, give it your henchman. As long as he/she can walk at at they
    always catch up when you move levels... Anyway, back to the shop to offload
    the weight (via the weapons locker by the door for some more cash). Almost
    have enough for one of those nice robes... Anyway back to the caves. Going
    anticlockwise, miss a cave and go in the next one. Trust me on this. I was in
    the middle of a creature fight. Not too bad. Reached level 4 at the end of it.
    Follow the path, unlock the door with the silver key (which I got from the
    bandit cave) The room contains a mummy and 4 sets of bones which become
    skeletal warriors. My advice would be to not run around, that way you can take
    them on almost one at a time. By the end of it I had a +1 shield and a shimmer
    cloth belt. Nice. How do I do something about the man in the crystal I wonder?
    Next room round is the reason why we skipped a cave. It has 4 bugbears in it.
    Due to the line of crates you can hit and run quite successfully. Make sure
    you get the 2 lootbags in the corner.
    
    Then off to the last cave (east). Before entering, put on
    that resist cold amulet you picked up in the crypt? Didn't pick that item (or
    have a different selection)? Oh well. With it you are pretty much immune to
    attack from the first group of wyrms - frost ones. Kill them (burning hands
    works well) and continue. The debreis seems to hold a bards glove. The second
    group are fire wyrms. These seem to be harder to kill, but there less of them.
    There is various minor treasure dotted around, along with a dragons egg in the
    corner. I wonder if that might be useful later... also, what do wyrms want
    with swords that they seem to carry? (The egg can be sold to the Hermit for
    700 gp, or the Red Wizard (if you created his shop) for a nice cloak. If there
    is another use for it I haven't yet found it.) Next - the gnoll cave.
    
    
    Gnoll cave
    
    You can easily kill the gnoll sleeping on the ground. That way he doesn't go
    near the gong. I rang the gong anyway, just for fun. About 6 gnolls attacked,
    but by fighting them in the corridor north of the gong it was pretty easy.
    Melfs acid arrow seems to kill gnolls in 1 hit, or burning hands for groups.
    Collect the treasure to the north, then head west. As you pass the first door,
    both it and the next will open. Oh no! It's a trap! Four gnolls attack you.
    Once they die continue to the three gnolls in the middle (and the patrolling
    gnoll). All easy (and so much easier than in Blumberg). Another chest, then
    continue the trip. Three more gnolls later, then head south to the middle. Free
    the slaves (the door isn't trapped) and talk to them. Be honest and let them go
    for 200xp! They tell you about another caged prisoner... I wonder where he
    could be. Go through the door to the south, then head east. The first room
    south is just treasure, the next to the north has three gnolls. The two doors
    on the right are a trap similar to the one on the west of the cave. Beyond
    there are three gnolls and the caged missing prisoner. He claims to be the son
    of the Baron of Hilltop, but is really Fiona's brother. The cage key was in
    one of the crates near to him. Walk him back to the entrace for 100xp. Back to
    the cage and into the first door on the route. Kill the beastmaster and either
    the bears or use the beastmasters horn to calm them. Go through the door on
    the extreme right of the map (the door is locked and trapped). There is a
    goblin mage and a worg inside. They give you a dagger +1, bracers AC +1, a
    wand and some parchment. There is another trap in this room, but the chests
    etc aren't trapped - another free wand +  some healing kits. Now go back to the
    main circular corridor and the door that we missed in the far north west.
    Through here on the left is the prison. Kill the guard and talk to the kobolds.
    They can be persuded to help in the fight with the chieften (200xp) or you can
    kill them. They tell you that the tooth was taken by the gnolls and that the
    kobolds were given a dagger to poison Drogan by the dragon. There is some
    treasure in one of the other cells. Go to the only door left closed. There are
    lots of gnolls here. I opened to door on the left to allow the kobolds in. Then
    either a fight starts or a conversation. Either way, you can talk to Cheiftain
    into giving you a key and the pledge to help against the sorcerous who has the
    tooth. He says not to steal from him - but the room to the east has a rogue
    bracer and another wand in it - this room has no penalty for stealing anyway
    (2 chests are trapped, as is the door). If you don't kill the Chieftain, you
    can convince him (and 4 or so friends) to turn up and help in a boss fight
    later. They aren't that useful, but if you do (and kill them later... :) they
    can help. Into the last room and down the rabbit hole....
    
    
    Ruins
    
    The chests etc are not trapped. Read the note for an idea what to do. Basically
    pull the level and it will open a door. The paths that have the same colour
    (the colour that appears as you walk) as that door are now
    safe. The first one (white) has water memphits on it. The cold amulet comes in
    useful here. Use a spell on the well to get a token (flare). The room at
    the end of the path had a water elemental in it. After killing it you are
    transported back to the middle and pull the handle again. This time fire
    memphits and a fire elemental. The spell is ray of frost. Next air
    (electricity) + one earth memphit and an air elemental (acid splash).
    Then earth memphits, melfs acid arrow for the earth well and an earth elemental
    (electric jolt). The tokens go in the well and you press a button to get an
    elemental summon. (You can only get two tokens in total (one from a pool and
    one from killing all the elementals). Put both in the well to get the top item,
    or one at once to get two summons. I gained another level at this point.
    
    Finally go through the large door to meet the major boss type character
    (big door=big trouble!). Inside you meet J'Nah. She is guarded by a group of
    allies and at this point I don't think it it likely that you will be able to
    kill her. Talking to her will get you a potion which will allow you to kill a
    white dragon. How useful. I would suggest taking this and pretending that you
    don't know about who has the tower. You can then raid all the rooms around you
    for equipment (nothing great, but some spells that are several levels higher
    than anything you will have by this point). To return to the surface use a
    spell on the white ball type thing in the room at the end. If you can't cast
    magic, use a potion - but it picks which one and tend to go for the best one
    you have! (or walk all the way back up!)
    
    Once back at the High Forest, sell excess equipment, buy things you need (maybe
     magic bags?) and head back to the foothills. Once there head north to the:
    
    
    Nether Mountains
    
    There is nothing to do on the first level so go down to the next. Here you can
    fight a bear if you want and use the height advantage to kill four wolves on
    the level below. On the bottom level is a badger. The cave on the middle level
    contains about four orcs at the entrance and an orc chieftain further in. They
    are very easy compared to what you have fought to get here. There are minor
    treasures around the cave and the chieftain had a nice ranger only longbow on
    his corpse. Back outside and down to the lowest level. You can't do anything
    with the boulder yet, so go into the cave.
    
    
    Kobold Cave
    
    Warning: Some crates have kobolds in them!
    Inside the cave a pair of Kobolds attack you. This just shows how weak they are
    against you now. Good good. The area is trapped however... The first trap at
    the start of the corridor. The second a bit further in. The four doors in the
    next room open into two small rooms. Each has three kobolds in it and some
    treasure (I got a magic armour and a +1 short bow with other stuff). The
    corridor out starts with a trap. There is another one before you get to the
    balista. The next part of the path has a group of kobold slingers in it. They
    can cast a spell which stuns you but aren't that hard. The chests are empty.
    Continue onwards. There are two traps past the crates. Then four kobolds (two
    a mage) past the corner, then two archers. Next up is a larger room. There are
    no traps in this room - it is all a trap. Either trigger it (open the chest)
    or go to the four corner rooms and kill the three kobolds in each. Look at the
    door at the end. There are flags next to it. Find the room which has the same
    flags and pull it's lever. This opens the door for you. Repeat for the other
    three doors in the right order! Past the last door is a group of about 6
    kobolds standing on top of a trap. The next room has loads of kobolds in it,
    but they don't attack. Go through the rooms on the west wall - the first has
    only treasure, while the second has some wolves (check all the corpses you
    see). The open room in the SE corner has only treasure, as does the closed
    room above it. The next one north again contains treasure only, as does the
    one at the extreme north, though this one's door is trapped and locked.
    Now go down the passage in the extreme SW. The door on the east wall has a
    group of three kobolds and a wolf - i.e. a fight :). Also some nice
    equipment. The one on the west wall has a prison in it. Get the key off the
    corpse of the warden (after you kill him and his attendants) and open the
    last cell. Persude the Jumper that you need to see the master and he will
    tell you that you need a rod. Now go through the last door in this corridor.
    Either: talk to the chief and get him to bargin with the Jumper (once a month
    seems to work for all) or kill them all (the chief is the best mage I have
    seen so far...) and take the rod. If you kill the chief you have to kill all
    the kobolds in the main room, but I can't find any other consequences. Then
    follow the signed tunnel. Talk to the master jumper and watch the fun
    (100xp). Go through the gate and enter the:
    
    
    Dragon Caves
    
    The first room has two Ice Hounds in it. These are somewhat harder than the
    kobolds we have been slaughtering up till now but no real hassle. They do have
    nice +1 cold bolts though :) There is a trap right after the door - beware.
    There are 4 Ice hounds in the corridor. Then work through the 3 doors. Each
    has a small room behind it, the first two with a single Ice Hound, the last
    with two. All have minor treasures. The next big room is a trap, with Ice
    Hound archers on both sides of a narrow path. The sign at the front says not
    to open the door for the oxen. Ignore that and open the door. They will kill
    all the Ice Hounds for you! Check out the bones inside the oxen pen and the
    corpse of the named kobold (which has a nice short sword).
    
    Go through the doors to the dragon. This is the dragon that J'Nah wanted
    dead. His kobolds attacked Drogan. First talk to him and he will ask you to
    kill J'Nah. A flask of powder will help. Then use the item gived to you by
    J'Nah. You become a huge warrior (29 Str!!!) with a +2 Greatsword. Keep
    your henchman etc back and just hack the dragon to death. I leveled up here.
    The dragon has the mask + 500gp, some dragon blood and a skull. The chests
    behind the dragon and the desk to the east had over 1000gp and a nymphs
    cloak, ogre gauntlets. All very nice. The mask has the abilities listed
    and is a light source (anything else, maybe for thieves?). Use the key on
    the rock next to the chests to return to the surface.
    
    (If you don't kill the dragon, but do kill J'Nah you can do things a little
    differently. When you return here you can get a range of rewards, from
    getting a defender for Hilltop, freeing Deekin, the mask etc).
    
    
    Tidying up
    
    Go south to the High Forest and sell off any goods you don't want. Then
    back to J'Nah. Personally, I couldn't kill her if I talked to her (by
    going close to her I became the target of the attacks). So I just used
    the flask on her and the fireballed from a distance (after first buffing
    as much as possible). I found this much harder than the dragon. Once dead
    you can talk to the gnolls. Either let them go or kill them (the leader
    has a nice halberd). J'Nah's corpse has the tooth and a Staff of Power
    (not as good as the awsome Staff of the Magi in BG2, but still nice).
    The tooth has no obvious way of being used (unlike the first to recoverd
    items). The boots and amulet the corpses also had do have nices uses
    though! Go back to the surface. At this point Deekin appeared and gave
    the tower to me. Thats all four! (If you don't have the items (or I
    assume, at least have had them) from both J'Nah and the dragon, Deekin
    will not appear.)
    
    At this point the main quests for chapter one are complete. Sell unwanted
    equipment etc either to the hermit or to the shops in Hilltop. You might
    as well us up any remaining focus crystals as they won't be any use for
    much longer. When you return to Drogan he will be healed. He wants the items
    returned. If you lie you get 3 points to chaotic and only had over the tower,
    keeping the other three items is 3 points to choas each (or if you have sold
    them you get 3 points towards choas for each. He will tell you the plan for
    the future. Once you agree to go you leave Hilltop (I think for good).
    
    
    
    Interlude
    
    
    (Note - if you die from now on you die, i.e. have to go back to a save.)
    (Note - henchman will have defaulted to their original attitudes with
    regard to leveling up, opening chests etc... this can be right pain if,
    like me, you miss it and let them get a 'wasted' level in the wrong
    class!)
    
    After some talking the camp is attacked. If you do nothing, the halflings
    etc will kill all the stingers, but you get less xp. (Xanos seems to 'die'
    whatever I tried). Pick a henchman, summon familiars/companions etc and
    off we go...
    
    Pick a hole to climb down. All three seem to go to the same place (I
    passed the dex test with a dex of 14 with no problems). Go past a couple
    of stingers and to the next room (eastern exit).
    
    
    Stinger Caves
    
    There is a trap just beyond the set of tracks in this room. There are two
    stinger archers at the far end of the room and four more come out of the
    ground when you cross the room. Careful! There is a trap at the junction
    of the two corridors ahead, which is also where two stingers attack. The
    room at the NE of the map has a single stinger and several chests, one of
    which had a +1 weapon in it. All very nice. The room to the west of the
    southern corridor (room is just south of the entrance) contained three
    stingers and yet more chests. Nice of the stingers to be so tidy, though
    what they want with halberds I'll never know. The southern corridor opens
    to a room with an archer at the end next to the door. As you cross the
    floor, four more stingers rise from the floor (bet you never guessed
    that was going to happen, did you!?!). The archer will run away if it
    wants to. Take the passage to the east and follow it to another room.
    This one had three stingers in it. Taking the winding corridor back
    north, I found three stingers and two traps. Going into the large room
    which we ignored earlier... it's a cut scene, it's a trap! It is a
    manitcore! Well, kill it (quite easy really, had diamond on body) and
    go loot the room that it came from (nice equipment there). Go out from
    the trap room through the southern exit. Untrap, unlock the closed door
    at the end of the corridoor. This is the treasure room. It has two more
    traps on the floor and the two larger chests are also trapped. I found
    some nice stuff in here though, including a pair of elven boots, +2 AC
    armour, a wand and an amulet of health. Back onto the corridor and go
    west to the final room. This contained around 6 stingers, included a
    harder Officer and a single archer. Kill them (fireball, don't you just
    love it!) and loot the pair of chests near the entrance (the officer
    had a better (and cooler looking) halberd for Xanos). Now down deeper
    you go...
    
    
    Stinger Caves - Temple
    
    Down the ramps, and head north. Two officers await in the next room,
    along with a trap covering the entrance way. Kill them and go to the
    larger door up ahead. Beyond the door are a group of ghouls, four
    stingers and a stinger priest. I would equip the health amulet
    (assuming that you got it) on one of your characters. Try to lead out
    the lesser creatures and take them out away from the priest. The
    priest has a couple of potions which he will use to heal himself and
    also has a negative ray spell. I used melfs acid arrow on him to
    prevent him casting. Once the room is cleared, destroy the alter to
    free the guide. (you may be able to claim a reward off him). Loot
    all the area next to the portal then use it to get to the level
    below the surface. Return to the camp. I declined that reward (I
    had persuded one before I went after the guide) and get 1000xp, 3
    alignment to good and 3 to chaos. Typical. Anyway, you can't use the
    shop here, so it's time to move on to...
    
    
    The Oasis of the Green Palm
    
    Here, agree to the quest. Then you can sell all the nice loot. Follow
    the path, kill the zombies and talk to the Bedine. Talk lots, lots and
    some more. When you finish you get a quest and the suggestion that the
    crypt would be a nice place to visit, especially before the temple/tomb.
    If you wander around there are a group of Zombies, mostly to the north
    east. The crypt is to the north of the original Bedine.
    
    
    Crypt
    
    This is quite a small room. There are four zombies straight ahead of
    you. Zero challenge. Once you kill them, examine the rune pillar at the
    other side of the room. At this point the four gargyoles attack you.
    Again no real challenge. Once they are dead the floor opens up and a
    four by four grid appears. Yes, it's a place the tiles on the floor
    puzzle. Tell your henchman (and any companions/familiars etc) to
    stand their ground somewhere out of the way. Then pick up the rune
    stones (one at a time) and place them in the pattern below:
    
    RxxR
    XRUX
    XRRX
    RXXR
    
    where R = Rune stone, U = player and X = empty floor tile. This matches
    the pattern on the flags. The chest then opens and you get the Desert
    Fury. I assume that this weapon type depends on your class - mine was
    a wizards staff and very nice too (especially against undead).
    
    Back to the Oasis. Ali is pleased that you have the weapon and wishes
    you well. The temple to the east contains lots of zombies, but the only
    real challenge was how many could I kill with each fireball. My familiar
    was killing them in a couple of hits by this point!
    
    Exit the temple and head up the path to the north (in the middle of
    the map). Kill the five or so zombies on it and go through the door...
    
    
    Tomb of Kel-Garas
    
    
    
    You can kill the four statues in this room. I got 17xp a piece for them
    and one dropped a thunder stone (they can't fight back, so die easily to
    melee). There is a large trap between the two gargoryles ahead. You can
    also kill these statues, but they hit you with electricity on recieving
    damage, so probably aren't worth it. The next room is a large trap,
    similar the the one in the kobold caves, but without any oxen. There is
    an actual trap in the centre of the walkway. This will paralysis whoever
    sets it off (and they will die unless helped...). There are eight
    skeleton archers on the walkways to the sides and around six zombies in
    the middle. Not good. The way I did this was to allow my familiar to die
    on the trap. Then run to the end, avoiding zombies. Resummon familiar which
    then distracted the zombies which I avoided while using magic missile to
    kill the eight archers. By the time I had taken the last one out, Xanos had
    killed the zombies. Other classes will have to try different methods, but I
    would suggest buffing with spells/potions etc before you start. The amulet of
    health is very useful to avoid getting diseased mid fight you either use it or
    give it to your henchman. All the skeletons have knucklebones in them, and one
    had some minor treasure. Take the room to the south (no sign outside it).
    Inside are a group of zombies and a slightly harder zombie lord. Kill all,
    loot all. I got a chainmail +2 (for Xanos), a longsword +1 and a wand of
    detect traps here. The room to the north's sign warns about looting. So loot...
    Each coffin produces a mummy, so use the amulet of health. Mummys aura of fear
    is a pain. The mask (from chapter 1) if you kept it, is very useful here. I let
    Xanos melee with it, whilst I attacked from a distance. From the four coffins I
    got 2 nice monk items, a +2 small shield, a helm of electrical resistance and a
    few misc treasures. Now for the last door. There is a trap between the stautes
    just before it. There are 4 statues in this room. They appear to be completely
    industructable. When you enter the middle of the room Kel-Garas appears at the
    end and the four statues attack with an area effect spell. The easiest way to
    do this room is to run back to the entrance (ordering henchman etc to follow)
    and hit the mummy using ranged attacks. He vanishes after a minute or so. Then
    wait the spells end. After the next door are a set of fireball type traps to
    the south (if you are a paladin, the rocks to the north vanish and you get a
    class specific bit. I haven't done this, but this is where the holy avenger is
    to be found (assume all coffins are trapped! - if anyone has done this...). 
    I guess the idea is to work out the pattern and dodge the fireballs. I couldn't
    do this (has anyone else managed it???) so I told my familiar and henceman to
    stand ground, used ghostly visage, stoneskin and a potion of speed and off I
    ran. The section with the falling white lights is a sanctuary. I have no idea
    what the floor levers do (???). Oh for an item of resist fire. There is a
    secret passage on the western wall which will let you bypass the fireballs -
    my familiar was unable to spot it, but Dorna might be able to. The next room
    has loads of skeletons in it, and the ground contains at least four traps,
    which cause slowness. The mummy wanders in an talks to you then off again. Kill
    the skeletons (fireball works nicely, as it is just me in here). By this point
    the fireball traps have stopped firing, so go get your companions. The next
    room has a blackguard skeleton and three skeleton friends. These are much more
    difficult to kill than the skeletons until now. I would suggest starting with
    an area affect spell (or genade like item) and hoping you take out at least
    one of the 4 (hopefully more). Lots of healing items later they die. The
    blackguard seemed very good at making saves, so be careful with what you hit
    him with. Two of the four chests in the room are trapped. The blackguard has
    some interesting armour (blackguard only) and helmet (not blackguard specific!)
    which might help the fear throws to come. There is another trap between the
    statues (just for a change). The next room is the last one. There are two
    traps just before the stairs, which lead you to...
    
    
    Inner Catacombs
    
    There are five spectres around the first room. These are easy, especially
    compared to the blackguard. The large statue has a couple of rubies. Take them
    and you have to fight it. It seems weak vs magic. The altar in the room works
    in the same way as the statue in the elven tomb. This one however, moves you
    5 points to evil if you pray (but heals you etc). Both chests at the back of
    the room have high level traps on them. Heading north, there is a trap just
    beyond the door. There are four more in the room with the eight statues. (The
    southern corridor is identical to the northern one). Kel-Garas awaits in the
    last room. He will summon up skeletons and use some nasty area effect spells.
    How you kill him depends on your class. I used Xanos + familiar as meat shields
    and fireballed/melfs acid arrowed him to death. His corpse has the rod on it.
    The tomb behind him is trapped, the other two aren't. Over 5000 gp in total is
    there + items. When you try to leave the caves collapse, taking you back to the
    surface. (I made level 8 around here)
    
    
    Once there the Bedine will ask how you did. They also volunteer to help fight.
    Go to the temple. Kel-Garas will try to talk to you (I think evil characters
    can agree to join him??) Assuming you fight him, this is much harder than the
    previous time. He summon four or so skeleton fighters and a pair of skeleton
    archers. He also puts a spell in front of the altar. I ran back, allowing Xanos
    and the incoming Bedine to be the front line. A few ranged attacks took out the
    archers and helped with the melee. Then lesser dispell removes the protection
    around the altar. If you can't dispell it, you can run through it to the side
    of the altar and place the rod on it that way (if you wait until it dispells
    then Kel-Garas will arise again... Once the rod is on the altar Kel-Garas dies
    (permantly this time). The rod becomes a nice cleric only rod (or 8000ish gp
    if you sell it). You can then talk to the Bedine and finally to Katrina to get
    out of here. (notice how the oasis now has water!) Once ready, Katrina takes
    you to the Ao Encampment (1000xp for getting the water), to find Garrick
    (Don't sell anything to Katrina, there is a much better shop at the next
    location, which will give you much better prices!!!).
    
    
    Ao Encampment
    
    Say goodbye to Katrina and co. Then head to the camp. Talk to the guard and
    find out that Garrick is here. Then on to the merchant. He will give you a
    quest to get him a source of the Ao wine if you ask about his goods. (I
    haven't managed to complete this quest - anyone?) Sell stuff to him and buy
    nice things off him - I like the sorcerous ring he has for instance. Shame
    about the complete lack of any mage robes (bar the adventers robes - I am
    still in my starting set!) Speak to the druid to the SW if you want (about
    the wine, but I got nowhere.) Go into the temple. Talk to Garrick on the
    floor and use a potion/healing kit on him. He will then identify the
    crystal for you. He also gives you the next few quests - basically go into
    the valley of the winds and deal with J'Nah's boss. If you talk to the head
    priest he will give you a test to be a follower of Ao. The answer is 'life'
    After giving the answer, the followers think you are Ao. Oops. I told them
    that I wasn't, but they gave me a ring of protection +3 and an amulet of
    natural defence + 3 anyway. Never mind. Talk to the healer of Garrick. If
    you talk her into becoming a healer using medicine you get 1000xp. You can
    swipe a bottle of wine (for who?) - sometimes with a dex check sometimes
    without (???) Time for the valley.
    
    The first room contains a single living worker (who dies mid sentence) and
    a bit of treasure. Head on down.
    
    
    Evacuated Ruins
    
    Use a torch in here if you want. The room to the south has three sets of
    rubble on the floor with minor treasure in. The pull chain requires a
    reflex save (and I guess gives you a treasure if you pass). The door has
    a trap on the floor before it. Go through it and through the door to the
    north. There is a trap in the middle of the room. The coffin at the end
    had some dragons blood in it. Back to the previous corridor and go west.
    This room had a couple of Slaads in it. Easy enough. Check the rubble.
    On the way out kill the slaad that has appeared, then back to the start.
    Follow the other corridor and take the west door. Kill the two slaads.
    (If you sleep in here, another slaad will spawn). Then back a step and
    take the northern door. Another pull rope (same as the last one?) Take
    the door out and kill the blue slaad (harder than the red ones - it can
    summon red slaads). The door slightly off the corridor has a couple of
    treasures and a trap in it. Back up the corridor and take the first
    door. There is a green slaad here. Again it summons a red to help it.
    The pillar in the room says to use your best defense spell on the orb
    - I used stoneskin and resistance and got a very nice staff (I think
    it's special power is a combination of the spells you used on the orb,
    I tried it again with stone skin, mage armour and resistance and got a
    better staff! On another attempt I got haste, stoneskin and mage armour
    - very nice). The corpse of the green slaad had an OK cloak in it.
    Back to the corridor and along it. The armour stand at the end will
    attack you. The next room has a large trap in the centre, but no other
    traps in it. The door out leads to another corridor, with a red slaad
    in it. The first door off the corridor has a couple of treasures, a red
    slaad and a blue one. The next room on the corridor was locked. There
    are a couple of treasures, plus another pull cord. This one gave a
    belt of +3 strength. Back in the corridor, kill both red slaads. There
    is another one in the next room, with a roof trap and a couple of
    treasures. The next room has three red slaads who are fighting a shield
    guardian. Wipe out the slaads. The guardian is protecting a skeleton
    (which has a couple of very nice items on it). I couldn't talk him into
    letting me lot the corpse, so I killed it (and reached level 9!).
    Follow the corridor to the end door. There is a secret door here. Kill
    all the basaliks behind it (use the potion from the skeleton to revive
    allies if need be). Revive the statue for more information - and three
    riddles. The answers are Fire, Pride and 10/6 (for 900xp total). Then
    into the next room. Here you get to make an item using up all the items
    you have collected. There are two urns and you can place a number of
    items in each. The combinations are explained on the runed pillars on
    the sides of the room. The following combos seems to work: (you can
    pick any offense with any defense)
    
    Defense (left urn):
    6 belladona = haste self
    Dragons blood = stone skin
    Ruby = magic defense?
    Fairy dust = improved invisibilty?
    6 slaads tongues = Resist elements?
    Air = ?
    
    Offense (right urn):
    4 belladona = Slow enemies
    Dragons blood = gust of wind?
    Ruby = Firey attack?
    Fairy dust = Stun
    10 slaads tongues = finger of death?
    3 rubies = ?
    (if you need another ruby, I got one in about two paragraphs time...)
    
    Anyone fill in the gaps? Anyway, whatever you pick from the above you
    get a stone of power, which has twenty charges with the spells you picked.
    The defense spells seem to last all day, so not bad really. Back to the
    main corridor and past the door is a large room, full of monsters.
    Fireball/ice storm is nice here. Some have high magic resistance though,
    so be carefull. The queen uses charm, so if you can prepare to resist
    that, do so. There are three treasures to the south. When you take the
    diamond out of one, a rat takes it and runs. I killed it with a flame
    arrow (only spell I had left!), so I am not sure where it goes to. Go
    down the 'crevice' in the middle of the room to:
    
    Formian hive
    Kill the half dozen or so Formians that attack. You will be seeing lots
    more of these down here. Continue and kill the eight or so workers you
    meet (stupidly easy). There are misc minor treasures all over this level,
    so I haven't mentioned them. Over the bridge are another four or so
    workers, with four warriors (slightly harder, magic resistance) with
    them. The next open area (not really rooms) has another four workers in
    it. The southen alcove has another four, then there is a whole load of
    them with a single warrior to the north. Next a pair of warriors with a
    worker, followed by a set of four workers. A trio more, then two in the
    southern room and three in the northern (all workers). There are three
    warriors in the next room. As you try to continue, the voice in your head
    that has been talking to you all level asks you to talk - all formians
    are now friendly! Continue to loot (if you want) and go to the queens
    chamber (marked on map). The queen will offer to help. I would accept
    because the fight if you don't is very hard (about 10 formians, all
    powerful ones). Finish looting and take the boulder out. This room
    has two monsters in (quite easy ones) - but at least two of the chests
    are trapped. Nice treasure - I got a large shield +2, gloves +6 create
    trap, ruby, almost 1000 gp and a composite long bow +2. There is a
    hidden door to the eastern wall.
    
    Back to where the crevice was and head north. It doesn't matter which
    door. This is the portal room. Watch the cut scene then ready yourself
    for a fight! Use all your spells/abilities/whatever. Use the formian
    device to summon an ally. The grey slaad will keep summoning reds, so
    ignore summoned enemies and kill him. Once he is down, Drogan teleports
    in. He fills in some back story and tells you to activate the portal.
    The crystal ball in the room will show you which of the six pillars in
    the surrounding rooms you have to touch next. As they are all identical
    you are meant to leave items in each to allow you to identify them. Or
    just use the list below:
    NE, W, SW, SE, NW, E.
    
    That opens the portal (and 500xp). As you go through, Drogan realises
    it is a trap and dies. Oops. You find yourself in some more ruins. The
    monsters around here are very easy. All the statues can be turned to
    flesh, but they only attack you. The woman is on the temple at the
    end. Unfortuantly, she turns you to stone.
    
    Lots of cut scenes later:
    
    
    Chapter Two
    
    
    
    
    
    Version control.
    
    0.1 Started this. Got the walkthrough to the bottom of the old ruins.
    0.2 Added some structure and FAQ's.
    0.3 Got to the the dragon caves.
    0.4 Finished chapter one. Various tidying. (First release)
    0.41 Updated with reader submittions.
    0.45 Started the Interlude, completed the first section and part of
    the next. (Second release)
    0.5 Yet more reader submitions. (thank you)
    0.6 Reached the Ao encampment. (Third release)
    0.7 Some more reader submitions. Started the evacuated ruins.
    0.75 Finished Interlude. (Forth release)
    
    Credits
    a) Me
    This is mainly written by me: Crowbait. Using Notepad. On a computer. It took a
    lot of time. If you want to contact me about this at all please send an email
    to me at:
    
    rcrowbait@yahoo.co.uk
    
    with SoU in the subjet line somewhere (to allow me to delete spam). If you read
    all this document (and you want to) you might also be able to work out how to
    get in touch online...
    
    b) Other sources:
    These are either from boards (mainly Gamefaqs.com, but some Bioware boards) or
    from emails:
    
    Holy Avenger Info - dedmonds (taken from boards)
    Doors in Kobold cave - Adelbertj (taken from boards)
    Elemental pools - Mason Reed (taken from boards)
    Hilltop Herbalist, Hilltop Wounded, Kobolds in the Kitchen, Thayvian Wizard,
    Wounded bear, Shadowhart - Sicarius (from email)
    Reward for Shadowhart, collecting items - Ryan (from email)
    More shadowhart info, what the hole in the cave is for - TsD (from email)
    More animal talking info (hilltop dogs, chickens, wolf familiar and general 
    deer) - Reed Brooks (from email)
    Major spelling correction! - Dex (from email)
    Students chests, dragon egg, gnoll info - The Steve (from email)
    Blackguard info - Terry Hurst (from email)
    Xp and alignment info, mummy hand - Dreamwalker (from email)
    Heart of Shadow - Patrick (from email)
    Holy Avenger Info - DMZ (from email)
    Bards Bubbling Cauldron option - Jonathan McDermott (from email)
    Practice sword info - Kwheeler, D.J. (from email)
    FAQ - Tom Dimino (from email)
    Hidden door - Jorg Muylaert, Erin Erikson, Kate Brent, Joseph Gervais (all
    from email)
    More Holy Avenger Info - brakespear (from email)
    Alternative to killing dragon - joelmd98 (from email)
    
    c) Bioware for a great game!
    
    d) Anyone you actually read this! Thanks also to those who mailed me, getting
    six mails within 24hours of posting was a pleasent surprise and they keep on
    coming...
    
    
    
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