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.