VENGEANCE OF EXCALIBUR INTRODUCTION VENGEANCE OF EXCALIBUR is the second game in Virgin Mastertronic's Arthurian series. The object of this game is to find the Shadowmaster, return the stolen treasures of Camelot, and change the King from stone back to flesh. For ease of use, I have split up the game episodes into smaller groups (which will have the name of a place in full caps). Inside each of those there are the walkthru instructions. Right after the Episode heading, I tell what the object of that episode is. Last of all, save the game as often as you wish; I tell you to only at important times. I, myself, saved many more times for one reason: to replay outcomes of particular battles. Unless otherwise noted, view each battle with your fighters in it, and ignore all others. Commands are in quotes like this: Have Nieve "use" the Holy Grail. EPISODE-1 Your object in this episode is to find the Gaunts d'Poeir and kill the shade of Breuse. PORTSMOUTH Here you pick the knights to adventure on this quest. There is a minimum of 7 knights and a maximum of 11 knights (the number depends on whether you imported from SPIRIT OF EXCALIBUR) to choose. I suggest Lancelot as leader, Edward as second, Ironside as the third, and Brandiles as your fourth. BAYONNE Welcome to medieval Spain! Go into Bayonne and have all the characters "give" their gold to Lancelot. Also, if you heeded my advice and took Ironside, select him and "use" the Runic Blade. Next, have Lancelot "trade" with the merchant for a Healing Balm in exchange for 6 gold bessants. Leave the town and send your party in search of Sir Roland (the icon that looks like a normal shield). On the road you should meet a messenger sent by Merlin and a monk. When you reach Roland, hire him for 5 gold bessants per week. Now send your party to Pamplona. Try to avoid all encounters. There is a neutral Basque on the road who tells you to leave Spain. Keep going, and you should be attacked by 2 groups of Basques, one with 35 people and the other with 50. After you kill the second group of Basques you will run into Diego Garcia, who will offer to show you a path through the mountains for some item you do not have yet; accept. DWARF CAVES Save the game here, and call it something like DWARF or DWARVES for easy reference. Now, click on the right side of the screen, then on the door in the center of the screen. Now, click on the right again (and again for a total of 2 times). This room should have some treasure; have Lancelot "pickup" the stuff. Click on the left and fight the dwarf. I'd let Lancelot handle it, as he is by far the best fighter. After the dwarf is dead, "search" its body. Go to the left again, then click on the down arrow. Go to your right and take the 10 gold bessants. Now, go back to the left, through the door, then left again. Have Lancelot "pickup" the Treasure, and continue to the left. Have Lancelot "pickup" this stuff, too. Click on the right side of the screen twice in a row, and then go through this door. There should be another dwarf here. I would suggest Edward or Ironside as the fighter for this battle, as you will need someone else with reasonably good battle skills besides Lancelot. Do not let anyone die. Remember to "search" this body as well. Now, click on the door in the center of the screen, and kill the dwarf. Don't worry; if you follow this walkthru, there will be no more dwarves to fight after this! This body is to be "searched" as well. Click on the left side of the screen, and have Lancelot "pickup" the items and money. Now, just click on the right side of the screen four times in a row. PAMPLONA Save your game here. (Call it something like PAMPLONA for easy reference.) In Pamplona, all your knights will have their hit points restored. Leave town and go to Leon. Do _not_ hire either Don Jaime or Ramirez, because they are bitter enemies of Duke Lupo of Leon. Also, en route there are a couple groups of rouges: avoid them! LEON Hire Duke Lupo for 100 gold bessants per week, and then save your game. Now go to Santiago for this episode's finale. SANTIAGO Save your game just before reaching Santiago, as you might not like the end of the upcoming battle. When you reach the city, you will have to fight an army battle against Raimon II. If you avoided all encounters between Leon and Santiago, the outcome is good for you (that means no knight died and Lancelot has 4 or 5 hit points). Save again, then enter the city. In the city, click on the gate, then on the door with a cross. Here you will learn some interesting information. How could one man force the second most holy man in Iberia to go into hiding? Now leave, and click on the other door. Breuse is here, and Lancelot will win if he has 4 or 5 hit points. Next, have Lancelot "pickup" the Gaunts d'Poeir and the Bird. The first episode is now over. EPISODE-2 The object of this episode is to make some money to finance mercenaries and to restore Nieve to human form. SANTIAGO Go back into the church and save your game. Then, leave the city and head for Evora. Try to avoid all encounters and dismiss Duke Lupo (he charges outrageous fees). EVORA Go inside the church and have Lancelot "give" 5 gold bessants to the Leper. Now, just exit and go to the hospice (the odd-looking building closest to the northeast). HOSPICE Go inside the building and have Lancelot "pickup" the Lamp, and then have him "drop" the bird. Third, have Lancelot "use" the Lamp, and then have the Djinni cast (MAGIC button) the RARA AVIS spell on the Bird... hello, Nieve! Now save your game. Your next stop is Alcantara, which is held by some Saracens. On the way, avoid all the encounters and do _not_ stop in any of the towns on the way because they are occupied by Moors and Saracens. ALCANTARA Save your game here, then go into the city. There is a Saracen here; have Lancelot kill him, then "search" his body. Now, enter the church, and prepare for battle. Kill this Saracen, and then have Nieve cast the TRUE SIGHT spell in the church. The missing church bell should now become visible and Lancelot should "pickup" the Bell. Next, save your game and head for Santiago. Avoid all encounters. SANTIAGO Go back into the church to find Bartholomew, and "trade" the church Bell with him for 600 gold bessants. EPISODE-3 The object of this episode is to recover Helye's Book. SANTIAGO Save the game, then go to Santa Fe De Soria (a church to the north of Madrid). Remember to avoid all encounters. SANTA FE DE SORIA Leave Edward here (click on Lancelot's shield with the movement icon, then on Edward's name, then on Santa Fe De Soria), and send everyone else off to find Enrico (in one group). When you find Enrico, hire him for 300 gold bessants per week, then go to Barcelona. (Try to avoid all encounters.) BARCELONA Save your game when you are outside of the city. None of the round table knights can die here. I suggest you just ignore this battle; it worked for me. After the battle, if you like the outcome, re-save. Dismiss Enrico as soon as you can as he is really expensive and a waste. Next, enter the city (by clicking on the door) and then on the alley in the center of the screen. Have Lancelot "trade" 2 gold bessants for a Wine Bottle from the herbalist, and 31 gold bessants for 3 Mandrakes. Next, have Lancelot "give" the 3 Mandrakes to Nieve. Click on the door and have Lancelot "trade" 21 gold bessants with the merchant for a Silk Carpet. Leave town and save your game. Last of all, head for the City of Brass. CITY OF BRASS After talking to al-Mansur, go into the city and save your game. Have Lancelot "drop" the Silk Carpet, then "use" the Lamp and the Wine Bottle. Next, the Djinni should cast the FLYING CARPET spell. Click on the right side of the carpet (the far right, mind you). In this courtyard, go to the right twice, have Lancelot kill this skeleton, then "search" it; then, go to your left once and click on the center door. Lancelot should kill this skeleton and then "search" its body. Next, click on the down arrow, then on the left twice. Save the game. Click on the left again, kill this skeleton, and have Lancelot "search" the body. Save again. Go to your left again, and kill these 3 skeletons. Try to keep Brandiles and Ironside from dying and Nieve from getting hit. Have Nieve cast her HEALING spell to keep people from dying. Also, make sure she has at least 15 magic points at the end. Save the game, then click on the center of the screen. al-Mansur's army will now rush the skeleton armies, and I would suggest that you watch this one. Have Nieve retreat once (twice means she escapes). After the skeleton army passes away, you will find yourself in a room with a skeleton and a glowing bottle. Have Lancelot kill the skeleton, then have him "use" the cork. That locks the evil Djinni in its bottle, which ends its life. Now, click on the right side of the screen and have Nieve "pickup" Helye's Book. This ends the episode! EPISODE-4 The object of this episode is to recover Arthur's Helm and Shield. CITY OF BRASS Have Nieve "use" Helye's Book, then send everyone to Kurtuba, and avoid everyone. (That means go via a northern route.) SANTA FE DE SORIA Send Edward to Salamanca. When he runs into Ruy Diaz, join with him and continue on to Kurtuba. KURTUBA Save the game when Edward and Ruy Diaz meet everyone else in Kurtuba. If al-Mansur beats you there, restore to the last saved game. Join forces, and enter the city. From the first screen, click on the left side of it and have Ruy Diaz "use" his Key. Next, click on the gate, then on the doorway in the center. Now, click on the hole, and then on the center of the screen. Have Lancelot kill this guy, "search" him, and "pickup" the Brass Key. Lancelot should "use" the Brass Key; afterwards, click on the left side of the screen. Breuse is here, a prisoner. Accept him into your party, click on the right twice in a row, and kill the 3 Saracens. Breuse and Lancelot are your best fighters for this fight. Remember to "search" the bodies. Click on the right, then on either of the center doors. Kill this Saracen as well, and "search" its body. Next, Lancelot should "request" the Iron Key of Breuse, and "use" it. Click on the small black area, without columns, below the arches. Here is Landoine, who offers her help. Accept. Click on the right side of the screen, then on the left side, then the right side twice. Next, you want to click on the down arrow, then on the left side, then on the curtained door (which is just to the left of the big window in the center). There are 3 Moors here, who should be killed (Lancelot and Breuse are your best bets again). "Search" the bodies, have Lancelot "request" the Gold Key of Landoine, and then "use" it. Now, click on the right side of the screen, have Lancelot "pickup" Arthur's Shield, and have him "use" it. Then, have him "pickup" Arthur's Helm. This ends the episode. EPISODE-5 The object of this episode is to recover Excalibur. LOGRONO Have Lancelot "use" Arthur's Helm, then save your game. Next, send Ironside to Santa Fe De Soria, and everyone else to Valencia. SANTA FE DE SORIA Send Ironside inside, then click on the map icon. This will start him praying. Note that you should repeat this every time Ironside gains a faith point. VALENCIA Save your game outside Valencia, then prepare to fight a battle. After the battle is over, Raimon IV will challenge Lancelot to a duel to the death. He should fall easily. Next, enter the city and accept whatever help Valentine offers, then save your game. Send Lancelot and company to search for Yusuf. Try to have met and killed Yusuf before he reaches Tuliatala. TULIATALA Save your game outside the city because a battle is coming. After killing the enemy, save again. Next, enter the city, go through the gate, go to the right, and kill the 2 Saracens. After they have fallen, have Lancelot "search" their bodies and save the game. Now click on the down arrow and kill the 3 Moors here. Again, have Lancelot "search" the bodies, and then re-save. After that, click on the right and prepare for single battle with al-Mansur. Lancelot should kill him rather easily. Now, have Lancelot "pickup" Excalibur. This finishes the episode! EPISODE-6 The object of this episode is to reforge Excalibur. SANTA FE DE SORIA Keep Ironside here for this episode, as well. TULIATALA Have Lancelot "use" Excalibur. Then send everyone to Malorica (it is the only island off Iberia that has more than one place on it). MALORICA Send all the characters to the place with a lake as its icon. The place is called DRAGON'S CAVE. DRAGON'S CAVE Save your game here, then enter. Click on the center of the screen three times, then go to the right. There is a dragon here; you can use up some of your Djinni's wishes. Have Nieve use magic (she must have at least 15 magic points after battle), or just let Lancelot fight it normally. (I had luck with just using Lancelot: he escaped with 3 hit points.) After the dragon is dead, have Lancelot "pickup" the Small Chest, the Knife, the 122 gold bessants, and the Dragon's Teeth. Let him "pickup" anything else that looks interesting as well. Next, have Edward (or Brandiles, if he is still alive) "pickup" the Runic Blade, and have him "use" it. Now, click on the left, then on the left-center door, and then left twice. Send everyone to Jefe's Hut next. JEFE'S HUT First, have Lancelot "trade" 11 gold bessants with Jefe for Salamander Bone. Next, have Lancelot "give" the Salamander Bone to Nieve. Finally, send everyone to Valencia. VALENCIA Wait until Ironside has 25 faith points at least, then save the game and enter the city. Click on the gate, then on the right side twice. Have Lancelot kill the Saracen, and then "search" the body. Next, go right again, then click on the alley. Click on the left door next, and have Lancelot "trade" 11 gold bessants with the merchant for an Eye of Newt, and "trade" 6 gold bessants for a Dragonsbane. Have Lancelot "give" the Eye of Newt and Dragonsbane to Nieve. Click on the exit, then on the street behind the alley. Here you should enter JOSE'S, and click on the left again. Diego Garcia will now say that "...ample payment for his service in showing you the Dwarf Caves and now giving you the Meteoric Iron is the Lamp..." Agree with him, and then check to make sure Lancelot has the Meteoric Iron and that the Lamp is missing. Have Nieve cast the ESCAPE spell next.... AVEIRO You will find yourself here after Nieve casts the ESCAPE spell. Send Nieve (alone) to the Well of Souls (the pond that is in the mountains to the east of Aveiro). WELL OF SOULS Have Nieve cast the REPLETION spell. After that is done, send her to rejoin the others at Aveiro. AVEIRO After Nieve has rejoined the group, save your game, and go to Tuliatala. TULIATALA Go through the gate and have Lancelot "give" the Meteoric Iron to Nieve. She should cast the VINDICTUS spell next. Go through the door with the crossed swords on it. You will now be treated to a nice scene as the episode ends. EPISODE-7 The object of this episode is to kill the Shadowmaster and Breuse, and recover the Holy Grail and Arthur's Shield. SANTA FE DE SORIA Send Ironside to Tuliatala and have him join forces with Lancelot. TULIATALA Save your game now, then go to Kadis. Avoid all encounters. KADIS Save again, then go to the weird looking place directly to the northeast. The place is called something like CIDIOUS ENCHANTIOUS. LABYRINTH OF THE ENCHANTED CITY Save your game here and have Lancelot "use" the Dragon's Teeth as many times as possible to create an army of skeletons. Next, click on the center of the screen, then on the right, and kill these 3 Saracens. Click on the right and kill the 2 Moors. Next, you want to click on the center of the screen, and then on the hole which will bring you into a room with a Skele- ton. Have one of your skeletons fight it. Next, click on the right side, then on the center of the screen, then on the left, and then on the hole in the roof. Save your game here, and then click on the center to enter the Enchanted City. ENCHANTED CITY Kill these 3 Guards with your Skeletons, not your knights. If Ironside or Lancelot are injured now, have Lancelot "use" the Healing Balm on them until they are at 5 hit points each. Save the game again. Click on the center of the screen three times in a row, and then have Nieve "pickup" Fryd's Stone. Now, click on the down arrow, then on the left side of the screen, and then on the right. There should be a Skeleton here; have your Skeletons take care of it. Click on the right side and have Lancelot kill this Wizard (that or have Nieve "use" Fryd's Stone several times). Click on the right side again, have Ironside "pickup" the Citadel Scroll, and have Lancelot "pickup" the Bronze Key. Save the game again, click on the left twice, then on the right once. There should be 2 Skeletons here; again, use your Skeletons. Now click on the right side of the screen, then have Lancelot "use" the Bronze Key, and click on the right side again. There is a Damsel here who asks for a Knife so she can kill herself if you fail. Have Lancelot "give" her the Knife he took in the Dragon's Cave. In return, the Damsel tells you how to reach Breuse and the Shadowmaster's rooms. Click on the left side of the screen, then in the center, then on the left, and then in the left-center. Save the game and click on the right side. Breuse is here, waiting for Lancelot and company. Lancelot should dispatch Breuse with ease. After he is dead, have Ironside "pickup" Arthur's Shield, and "use" the Citadel Scroll. After that, have Ironside "give" Arthur's Shield to Lancelot, who should "use" it to provide ample defense against the Shadowmaster. Save the game. Now click on the right, and watch the battle between Lancelot and the Shadowmaster unfold.... END GAME That is VENGEANCE OF EXCALIBUR. Great game! The ultimate battle is a little weak, though, with the Shadowmaster trying desperately to injure Lancelot, and Lancelot just standing there swinging Excalibur. VENGEANCE OF EXCALIBUR is published by Synergistic Software, and distributed by Virgin Mastertronic. This walkthru is (c) copyright 1991 by Zyamci. All rights reserved.