___________________________ ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Icewind Dale (PC) & Heart of Winter (PC) FAQ/Walkthrough ___________________________ ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ April 16, 2009 Version 5.2 Written by: Dan Simpson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Use this subject: Icewind Dale v 5.2 (Emails with improper subjects will be ignored!) Email Policy: (read before emailing me!) ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ If you see any mistakes, or have anything that you want to add, please email me. I will, of course, give you full credit for your addition, and be eternally grateful to you. Email addresses are not posted in the guide, unless you specifically state that you want it to be. Notes ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You will find the most up to date version of this FAQ at: http://www.gamefaqs.com/ http://www.gamewinners.com/ http://www.cheatcc.com/ Here is my humble FAQ/Walkthrough for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) game, Icewind Dale. I have also put out an Items List (mostly for cheating), an AD&D Rules FAQ (for reference), and some maps for Kresselack's Tomb and the Shattered Hand. All of these can be found at GameFAQs. If you have Heart of Winter, there is a FREE downloadable dungeon to try, called Trials of the Luremaster: http://www.fileplanet.com/62184/60000/fileinfo/Icewind-Dale---Heart-of- Winter:-Trials-of-the-Luremaster I quote directly from other people who have sent in information. When I want to comment on their strategies, I use the "Ed. Note", or Editor's Note. To find coordinates, press the x key. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- __________________ What's New in 5.2: ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Added a note from Mattias on completing the arboretum. Added CTRL-F codes for quicker navigation. Added SgtFang's tip on selling items in general strategies. Moved the general gaming FAQ section up a bit. Added an answer to that section on resurrection. Updated the Trials of the Luremaster link. Added Chris's note on getting an amulet from the mirror of black ice in HOW. Added some new FAQs based on emails received in the last few years. Added Chris Bradley's note on some spells in Easthaven. Added mortzestus's note on the Black Dragon Scale. Added a section on tweaking Icewind Dale. Added Loren M Ziem's All-Fighter alternative party. Some other small edits. For a complete Version History, check out the Final Words Section at the end of the FAQ. Note: In the FAQ I use the abbreviation IWD to stand in for the full title of Icewind Dale, HoW for Heart of Winter, BG to abbreviate Baldur's Gate and BG2 for Baldur's Gate 2. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To navigate quickly, double click the code, press CTRL-C, then CTRL-F, CTRL-V and ENTER! i. [WNNHFW] What's New in Heart of Winter? ii. [TWKNGW] Tweaking Icewind Dale iii. [MYPRTY] My Party iv. [CRTNGB] Creating a Balanced Party v. [GNRLST] General Strategies [FRQNTL] Frequently Asked Questions a. [GNRLGM] FAQ: General Gaming Questions b. [GMPLYS] FAQ: Walkthrough Questions c. [HRTFWN] FAQ: Heart of Winter Questions d. [MNSTRQ] FAQ: Monster Questions e. [TCHNCL] FAQ: Technical Questions f. [THRQST] FAQ: Other Questions [WLKTHR] Walkthrough 1. [STHVNN] Easthaven 1.1. [THLSTC] The Lost Caravan 2. [KLDHRP] Kuldahar Pass 3. [KLDHRR] Kuldahar 4. [VLFSHD] Vale of Shadows 4.1. [KRSSLC] Kresselack's Tomb 4.2. [PSTVLK] Post Vale Kuldahar 5. [TMPLFT] Temple of the Forgotten God 6. [DRGNYY] Dragon's Eye 7. [SVRDHN] Severed Hand 8. [DRNDPP] Dorn's Deep 9. [WYRMTT] Wyrm's Tooth 10. [LWRDRN] Lower Dorn's Deep 11. [STHVN2] Easthaven (again) [HRTFWW] Heart of Winter Walkthrough 1. [LNLYWD] Lonelywood 2. [BRBRNC] Barbarian Camp 3. [BRLSLL] Burial Isle 4. [LNLYWI] Lonelywood Interlude 5. [GLMFRS] Gloomfrost 6. [SFMVNG] Sea of Moving Ice 7. [TRLSFT] Trials of the Luremaster (free downloadable dungeon) [PPNDCS] Appendices I. [GDTNMN] Guide to Naming Characters II. [CHTSSS] Cheats III. [BGZZZZ] Bugs IV. [STRNGT] Strange Things [FNLWRD] Final Words... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- i. [WNNHFW] What's New in Heart of Winter? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This section is mostly for people who don't own the expansion and wonder whether it is worth a purchase. However, there are some other minute changes that even owners of HoW might not be aware of. (many of these are taken from the manual) Major Additions: * New areas to explore, accessible through Kuldahar. These areas can be played before or after completing the normal game. You can even play in "Expansion Only" mode if you don't even want to complete the normal game. * Now supports 800x600 resolutions, including drop-away side panels (from BG2). * New difficulty mode, Heart of Fury. This is meant for people who think the game is too easy. What it does is pump up enemies stats (and exp too) to the point where they become tanks. Ex: All creatures have x3, +80 hit points. A creature with 20 hit points in regular mode would have 20x3 = 60, 60+80 = 140 hit points. Note: Your summoned monsters get the same bonuses as all the other monsters, making summoning spells even MORE powerful in HoF mode. Note: The amount of EXP you get from monsters goes up with the difficulty. At HARD you get 150% normal, at INSANE you get 200% normal. In HoF you get more than that (I have no exact details on it yet). * Enemies can now "call for help." (they don't ALWAYS do this) What it means is that you can't pick enemies off one by one, they'll yell to their friends. From JE Sawyer: Places where it definitely is used: * The expansion areas. * Most of Dragon's Eye (L1,2,3, and parts of 5) * The Orc Cave * Kuldahar Pass * Parts of Lower Dorn's (Entrance, Artisan's District, Mines, Palace Level 3, the Great Forge, the Broken Temple) Places where I believe it is used: * Temple of the Forgotten God * Upper Dorn's Deep * Parts of Wyrm's Tooth Places where I believe it is not used: * Easthaven * The Vale of Shadows Minor Additions: * Experience Cap allows characters to reach 30th level. * New Portraits * New Character Sounds * New Gem Bags, Scroll Cases and Potion Bags (similar to things found in BG2) * New spells: Druid 1st Level: Cause Light Wounds 1st Level: Sunscorch 2nd Level: Alicorn Lance 2nd Level: Beast Claw 2nd Level: Cause Moderate Wounds 3rd Level: Cloudburst 3rd Level: Mold Touch 3rd Level: Moonblade 3rd Level: Spike Growth 3rd Level: Storm Shell 4th Level: Smashing Wave 4th Level: Star Metal Cudgel 4th Level: Thorn Spray 4th Level: Wall of Moonlight 5th Level: Animal Rage 6th Level: Whirlwind 7th Level: Earthquake 7th Level: Mist of Eldath 7th Level: Stalker Cleric: 1st Level: Cause Light Wounds 2nd Level: Cause Moderate Wounds 3rd Level: Cause Disease 3rd Level: Circle of Bones 3rd Level: Exaltation 3rd Level: Holy Smite 3rd Level: Unholy Blight 4th Level: Blood Rage 4th Level: Cause Serious Wounds 4th Level: Cloud of Pestilence 4th Level: Poison 4th Level: Unfailing Endurance 5th Level: Cause Critical Wounds 5th Level: Greater Command 5th Level: Magic Resistance 5th Level: Shield of Lathander 5th Level: Slay Living 5th Level: Undead Ward 6th Level: Blade Barrier 6th Level: Harm 6th Level: Spiritual Wrath 7th Level: Destruction 7th Level: Greater Shield of Lathander 7th Level: Holy Word 7th Level: Unholy Word Wizard: 2nd Level: Cat's Grace 3rd Level: Lance of Disruption 4th Level: Mordenkainen's Force Missiles 4th Level: Shout 4th Level: Vitriolic Sphere 5th Level: Contact Other Plane 5th Level: Lower Resistance 5th Level: Sunfire 6th Level: Darts of Bone 6th Level: Soul Eater 6th Level: Trollish Fortitude 7th Level: Seven Eyes 7th Level: Suffocate 8th Level: Abi-Dalzim's Horrid Wilting 8th Level: Great Shout 8th Level: Iron Body 8th Level: Power Word: Blind * New Items * New "Hotkey" that highlights all significant items in the area (such as doors, chests and items). Very handy if you can't see where certain levers are... (Use by pressing ALT) * Ability to buy more than one item at a time * Paladins get new abilities: Smite Evil - Column of holy light that does 1d6 + (1d6 / 3 levels) damage to evil enemies. Divine Courage - At 3rd level, immune to fear. (Also immune to disease) Earlier Spell Access (at level 6 instead of 9) * Rangers get new abilities: Tracking - Ranger checks to see what monsters are in the area, and often where the monsters are. +5% chance per level, +5% per point of wisdom. Earlier Spell Access (same) * Druids get new abilities: Druidic Shape Chance - now available at 5th level, gains a new for every other level after that. Some HP healed with the change. Elemental Form - At 11th level, the Druid can transform himself into a Fire Elemental. At 13th, Earth elemental, at 15th a Water elemental. Immunity to Poison - At 9th level. Timeless Body - At 15th level, no longer get tired. * Thieves get new abilities: Sneak Attack - An alternative to backstabbing (must be switched in the options menu). Doesn't require being in shadows, merely that you are behind or to the side of the enemy. The damage is an extra 1d6 for every 4 levels of experience. Critical hits do not double the sneak attack damage. Evasion - At 7th level, thieves can evade effects (such as Fireball, Lightning bolt, etc.), the thief can Save to completely evade the spell (as opposed to Saving and getting half damage). You cannot evade your own effects (such as a Mage/Thief casting fireball right in front of himself). Crippling Strike - At 5th level, thieves learn how to cripple their opponents. Crippling only works WITH the Sneak Attack. A successful cripple causes the victim to suffer a -1 to attack, at 9th level -2 to attack and damage, at 13th level -3 to attack and damage, etc. (every 4 levels another -1 to attack and damage) * Bards get new songs: The Ballad of Three Heroes - Allies gain +1 to hit, damage and Saving. The Tale of Curran Strongheart - 3rd level. Removes fear. Tymora's Melody - 5th level. Allies get +1 luck, +3 saving throws, and +10% to lore and thieving skills. The Song of Kaudies - 7th level. 50% chance to evade sound-based attacks. The Siren's Yearning - 9th level. Chance of enemies becoming Enthralled (unable to move for a minute or so, or until they take dmg). War Chant of Sith - 11th level. Allies get +2 bonus to AC, +10% res. to slashing, piercing, crushing and missile attacks, plus regenerate 2 HP per round. Changes: * Spells have been changed somewhat. Some spells are now Alignment (Good, Evil) specific. Ex: Raise Dead and Cure Critical Wounds cannot be cast by Evil clerics, Resurrection and Heal can only be cast by Good clerics. * Opposition schools have been altered. Your old mages won't lose spells they already know, but they will be unable to learn new spells out of their sphere. From JE Sawyer: Specialist mages now have 1 or 2 barred schools. If your specialist mages from IWD already have spells, they will not be taken away. However, they will be unable to take new spells from the barred schools. Here's how it breaks down: Abjurer: Alteration, Illusion Conjurer: Invocation Diviner: Conjuration/Summoning Enchanter: Invocation Illusionist: Necromancy, Abjuration Invoker: Divination, Conjuration/Summoning Necromancer: Illusion, Enchantment/Charm Transmuter: Necromancy, Abjuration * Ranger/Clerics no longer get the Druid spells from level 1. (You must wait until the Ranger is level 6) Items Removed/Changed: * Many of the random item tables have been changed. I have most of these changes in the IWD walkthrough (where it says "removed in HoW", or "HoW only"). * Mithril Plate +2 is now considered "magical" and thusly cannot be worn with protective rings/cloaks. (If you were wearing it before installing HoW, you'll still have it on... just don't take it off!) * Necromancer's Robe is now AC6 rather than AC8. * Kontik's Ring of Wizardry increases cold damage the wearer takes by 15% ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ii. [TWKNGW] Tweaking Icewind Dale ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The last official content for Icewind Dale was Trials of the Luremaster. But that doesn't mean that there isn't anything new out there for the game! There are some great mods out there, and you can see most of them at: http://modlist.pocketplane.net/ There you can find mods to add Baldur's Gate style NPCs, or add some new quests in as well. In particular, I would recommend the Icewind Dale Tweak Pack from the Gibberlings 3: http://www.gibberlings3.net/daletweak/index.php The Tweak Pack is one part Unofficial Patch, and another part Gameplay Tweaks. You can see the full list of changes on the website. All the components are optional, so if you want to fixes, but don't want the tweaks, you can do that. Or if you want some tweaks, but think others are too much of a cheat, you can skip them. I would also recommend the Unfinished Business mod for Icewind dale: http://www.gibberlings3.net/ub_iwd/ This restores some of the content that Black Isle cut before the game released. Again, as with the tweak pack, each component is optional, so you can just install the ones you want. For those of us on a Widescreen monitor, there is also the Widescreen Mod: (requires Heart of Winter) http://gibberlings3.net/widescreen/ This one allows you to set your game resolution to anything you would like. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- iii. [MYPRTY] My Party: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The party I first beat the game with: Human Fighter Elf Fighter Half-Elf Cleric/Ranger (has access to both Druid and Cleric spells this way, and also gets the "dual wield" which is just an extra attack when a shield is not equipped) Human Bard (useful to identify things, and can cast magic!) Halfling Fighter/Thief (I didn't bother with the pickpocket skill) Human Conjurer I actually started the game with a Human Thief instead of the Halfling, but switched over later. (You can bring in new characters at any time) Then I just stayed in the area I was at, and leveled my new character up a bit. What monsters was I fighting? Cold Wights! One of my favorite monsters in all of Dragon's Eye. Easy to beat, and decent Exp (1500) as well. Pickpocket is useful especially for the bard who has nothing to do but pickpocket. I pick a few NPC's pockets and got some nice item especially from the archdruid himself (I got 2 rings of free movement; I will never be held by spells or item like wise). (from Mike Gan) The party I played through IWD with the second time: Dwarf Fighter (with proficiencies in Axes and Crossbows) Half-Elf Cleric/Ranger (is actually IMPORTED from my first party, though not from the end of the game, at level 8/8 with a lot of cool items) Halfling Fighter/Thief Elf Fighter/Mage (I'd found a cool weapon my first go through of the game that could only be used by Fighter/Mages so...) And they were all EVIL (except the Cleric/Ranger)! I was really surprised by how many items in IWD couldn't be used by GOOD characters, so I had to have some EVIL characters. And for more role-playing fun, I said all the "jerk" responses in the dialogs. After this maybe I'll go through with a party of Gnomes... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- iv. [CRTNGB] Creating a Balanced Party ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- One of the most important decisions that you have to make comes before you ever start the game. What will your party look like? Naturally I would recommend the party I used to beat the game (see My Party above) as it worked well, but I know that that party isn't for everyone. So here we now have a section on creating that balanced party that you can use to smite your enemies! Decision 1: How many characters to have in the party? ------------------------------------------------------ You can have anywhere from 1 to 6 characters in your party. Naturally going through the game with just one character would be extraordinarily difficult. The minimum number of characters that I think would keep the game playable is 4. 3 could probably be done, but you're pushing it. Four characters allows you to cover all the bases (one fighter, mage, cleric, and thief type characters), with the obvious advantage that they will get more experience per battle, as there are less people to share the experience with. (Whenever you defeat a creature, each character gets the exp that that creature was worth divided by how many characters you have in your party. So if you just beat a 2000 exp monster, and had 4 people, then each person gets 500 exp, but if you have 6 people then they only get 333 experience) That being said, if you are a newcomer to AD&D games, such as Icewind Dale and Baldur's Gate, then I would recommend that you go with the full 6 member party. Even if you are pretty good at Baldur's Gate, you may still want to go with the full 6 member party. But if you enjoy a challenge, try 4 (or 3). And if you're suicidal, try just one character. Decision 2: What classes should be in my party? ------------------------------------------------ You need to balance your party in IWD. All melee parties will do pretty poorly in IWD, as they get slaughtered by nasty enemies. Magic heavy parties do poorly as well as you don't have enough standing between you and certain death. As such, careful balance is in order. Let's take a look at the party I used to beat the game: Human Fighter Elf Fighter Half-Elf Cleric/Ranger Human Bard Halfling Fighter/Thief Human Conjurer At level 1 this party has 4 melee fighter types, two thief types (the Bard can only Pick Pockets, but this frees the Fighter/Thief from having to use any skill points on Pickpockets), two mage types (the bard gets spells on level 2), and one Cleric type. The only weakness at the beginning is that the Conjurer only gets 6 HP to start out with. What you need: A thief A cleric And enough Hp's to not get killed in every battle Everything past that is extremely helpful, but not specifically NEEDED. Naturally you get the HP's from Fighters. A thief and a Cleric alone will get killed easily, so add a few Fighters to the mix, and/or multi-class the thief and cleric. Adding in Magic is a really good idea as it supplements your melee power. Therefore my recommended party looks very much like the party I first used, with the six party members. If I were to play with only three characters, this is how I would do it: Cleric/Ranger (I love these) Fighter/Thief Fighter/Mage ERSKINE makes this recommendation about which type of Mage to play: If you make your wizard a specialty Conjurer then you can use all the spells currently in the game! Conjurers in Icewind Dale (IWD) have an opposition school of Divination, but all wizards can learn/cast "lesser divinations" of up to and including 3rd level (maybe 4th, but I don't think so)-- there are no divinations in IWD above second level, so a conjurer can cast all spells in the game and gains the bonus spells for being a specialist-- I do not think IWD uses any of the disadvantages of being a specialist like in AD&D. Alignment Note: There are various items in the game that can only be used by Good or Evil characters, so try to have a mix of alignments. Maybe 2 Good, 2 Neutral and 2 Evil. Also your reputation is based on the Alignment of the character in the first slot, Lawful Good being the best, Chaotic Evil being the worst. The "All-Fighter" Party: ------------------------ This is a "powergamer" type of party, that takes advantage of the Human's Dual Classing. Create a party of six (or how ever many people you want) fighters. While creating each of them, keep in mind what you would like them to dual class over to later. So, when you are creating your Fighter who will dual to Cleric, you need to get not only good Fighter stats, but also good Wisdom. The same would go for your Fighter who will be Thief, needing good Dexterity, Fighter who will be Mage needs good Intelligence, etc. Now when they reach level two, instantly dual class them over to their new class. What this accomplishes is creating better versions of Clerics/Thieves/Mages/etc., at a low cost of experience. (2000 exp for the Fighter level 2) Fighter (stays a fighter) Fighter (stays a fighter) Ranger dualled to Cleric at level 2 Fighter dualled to Thief at level 2 Fighter dualled to Mage at level 2 +1 more character if desired (I'd take a Bard) "All-Fighter" Alternate Party: (from Loren M Ziem) ------------------------------ Six fighters. Two of them dwarves, four of them full-blooded elves (for their magic resistances). Give the dwarves the job of "tanking" for the elves with their optimal constitutions; since bastard swords are phenomonally powerful, plentiful, and still one-handed, I'd recommand greatswords for one (not to mention, non-expansion players may find the incredible life-giving greatsword +4), and also "The Giving Star" is the best weapon in the game due to how early it can be purchased by the frugal mace-wielding fighter. The other four should be archers; two bows, two crossbows, just for the best odds of distrubuting new equipment. Near the beginning of the game the archers will have close to ALL of the party kills, and near the end of the game the fighters should catch up. You'll have around 300,000 gold by the time you're ready to meet Poquelin from selling all the loot you won't need, far more than enough to buy every magic arrow/bolt any merchant offers, plus any useful potions, which I recommend consuming thirstily for extra-gory bloodbaths. The major drawback, other than no trap detection, is that magical cloaks, armors, and noticably-magical rings cannot be equipped together, making the nonmagical (?) mithral plate +2 and Umber Hulk Armor a constant temptation for duplication. Most enemies from the middle of the game will drop in their tracks in a tornado of whistling lead and magical fire, acid and lightning before the tanking fighters even reach the front lines. The last battle however is a challenge for archers, as all three of the opponents are immune to ANY projectiles. Saving a good shield and one-handed weapon for the elves will be both essential and effective, as they'll have plenty of extra proficiency points (level eleven, and still maxed out at 3 points in bow/x-bow skill... sigh). ERSKINE's party making strategies: ---------------------------------- My thoughts on party composition -- at least two Fighters--- great hit points, great THAC0's, wear almost any armor, 5 levels of weapon specialization, and they usually have the best strength with which to carry your heavy items without being encumbered one Mage --- make it a conjurer (use all the spells, memorize 1 extra spell per spell level) they can use almost all of the wands, and their spells rock at high levels one Druid--- I think their spells are better (like Creeping Doom, Fire seeds, Static Charge), the loss of turning undead is not that much of a problem-- I hate chasing down skeletons and wights that ran away, and they can even use some good armor and shields later in the game (Umber Hulk plate and Rhino Beetle Shields) (Ed. Note: You're almost at the END of the game before you get THOSE items! Though they are quite good) a multi-classed thief--- true thieves in IWD are a little bit lacking, make your thief a thief/mage or a fighter/thief for better effect (you can still reach lvl 14/12 with a thief/mage or 14/11 with a thief/fighter) Your 6th character can be what ever you like--- if you love mages add another one, or try out a Paladin or even a cleric I would avoid Rangers-- they are great in AD&D but they have some limitations in IWD: there are not a lot of animals to charm, only 2 levels of weapon specialization, more xp's to level up and if you want to hide in shadows then you are limited in your choice of armor. Two weapons can be useful, and so can the racial enemy, but I don't think that makes up for their deficiencies. Also, their druid spells are rather weak when you finally get them. Ed. Note: Which is why I like Cleric/Rangers. Complements the Ranger abilities perfectly. Paladins are a better choice--they can lay on hands, better saving throws, cast protection from evil, are immune to disease, and can cure disease, and can cast cleric spells (although the spells are only a minor help late in the game). I haven't played with bards yet so I can only speculate, but there are some cool items that only they can use, and they can cast spells and sing for your party so they could be very helpful--- also I think that there are some places in the game where bards can do things that other classes can't (Talking to the Sea-Elf in Easthaven, the bard can sing to her for extra xp's). When choosing a race for your class stick mostly to elves, half-elves and humans. However, Dwarven fighters can have a 19 constitution and their hit points can really get up there, also dwarves are very resistant to poison, and have some resistance to magic. Elves and Half-Elves have a resistance to sleep and charm related spells (90% for elves and 30% for Half-Elves--if they followed AD&D rules on this) Personally, I have never had much use for gnomes and halflings (big noses and hairy feet, respectively) Note, the resistances are implemented as Saving Throw Bonuses Gnome +5 vs Rod/Staff/Wand and Spells Dwarf +5 vs Paralyze/Poison/Death, Rod/Staff/Wand and Spells Halfling +5 vs Paralyze/Poison/Death, Rod/Staff/Wand and Spells Different classes also have different saving throw bonuses. My 1st party -- Human Male Fighter Half Elven Female Ranger Human Male Fighter Elven Female Mage/Thief Dwarven Female Cleric (just for fun) Elven Male Conjurer this party got the job done, but this is where I learned of some problems with the classes- My new party -- Human Male Fighter Human Male Paladin Dwarven Male Fighter Elven Female Mage/Thief Elven Male Druid Human Female Conjurer Ed. Note: With the Druid above, I'd start with a Fighter, then at level 2 dual over to a Druid. This way, once your Druid hits level 3, then they can wear normal armors and weapons. Souma's Party Making Strategies: -------------------------------- My first time through I played with 6 characters (Human Paladin, Dwarven Fighter/Thief, Human Cleric, Human Ranger, Elven Fighter/Mage and Half-Elf Bard) and had a pretty rough old time as I got to grips with the way the game works. All in all, it wasn't too tough. My second time 4 (Human Fighter, Elf Thief, Half-Elf Druid and Half-Elf Mage) and I had great fun using all those abilities that a fighter heavy party lets rust as they pound through a dungeon (it's a lot different when only 1 party member can use the big missile weapons like longbows and crossbows!). For my third time through, I'm testing what I suspect to be the "ultimate" party. I'll cover them one at a time (there are only 3). I've taken a Halfling Fighter/Thief as my front character. This gives me all the thiefly skills you need from the get go (you do not want to be hit by traps with a small party!) and a sturdy fighter. I also look forward to casting Haste spells on her without fear of her becoming exhausted (due to the halfling/gnome only helmet, Helm of the Trusted Defender). As her max Str is only 17 though, I will be using up Giant Strength Potions as I find them to make her into a killing machine (especially when she backstabs!). Once you reach Kuldahar you can equip her with Plate Armor, a +2 Ring of Protection (from Oswald), the Helm of the Trusted Defender and a shield (magical if you get one) for a total of about -7 AC. That's just awesome and the monsters will have no idea of how to hurt you for a long time (short of a lucky 20 on the hit roll). I've specialized her in Bows and Large Swords and recommend specializing in Axe (so as to take advantage of the Battleaxe +2 Defender and Throwing Axe +2) or Small Swords (to get another weapon you can backstab with) after that. For my second character I've picked a Human Ranger with the intention of dual classing to cleric once I reach level 9 (thus allowing me to reach level 14 and have access to all cleric/druid spells in the game). I picked specialization in Missile Weapons and Mace and have been running around with Slings and Morning Stars. As I leveled I also specialized in Hammers so as to be able to use Conlan's Hammer to the best of her ability. I picked Skeletal Undead as her racial enemy and have been going through them like holes in swiss cheese. With the extra attack that Rangers get with any single-handed weapon and no shield, my Ranger really lays on the hurt in close combat and has been known to kill as much as both the other characters put together. If I can remember it, I'll also be looking forward to using the Charm Animal special ability on as many Winter Wolves as I can (sneak up on them, use the skill and maybe they won't even get to ice breath me). When I dual to Cleric, I will be able to use both Druid and Cleric spells making her an awesome powerhouse of enhancement, healing and attack spells. I've found that I really haven't needed a cleric so far (right up to the end of the Dragon's Eye)... For my third character I've picked a Human Fighter with the intention of dual classing to Mage (Conjurer if I can) once I reach level 9 (thus allowing my to reach level 14 and have access to the highest mage level in the game). I started off with specialisation in crossbow and large swords and then increased that to mastery in both. I find that a mage is not really necessary early in the game, and you should be able to go mage some time around about the Elven Hand. Big hit points, massive strength, lots of attacks, great armor, all the mage spells in the game. That's pretty awesome. Note that with my characters I maximised their Strength, Constitution and Dexterity first and then gave the Fighter/Thief max Charisma, the Ranger>Cleric max Wisdom and the Fighter>Mage max Intelligence. It's very munchkin behaviour, but IWD is a very munchkin game I think. The benefits of this 3 character group should be made clear. Firstly, your characters level up a lot faster, a couple of extra levels at every point in the game makes a substantial difference. Secondly, the fewer characters you have, the easier it is to focus your attacks and reducing the number of monsters that can get to you in hand to hand. Thirdly, you have half the number of characters to spread the best equipment over so each character tends to be better equipped. Fourthly, you can sell off half the magical stuff you'd normally have to keep, allowing you to buy stuff from the stores earlier. Finally, because you have no magic users in the first half of the game, you don't have to rest much (you can't either. Quaff healing potions or get healed by a cleric or rest for weeks to get those hit points back. Lucky you've got heaps of money eh?) The main drawback of this party is in the early game when you have no lore skill to speak of (10-20 lore on the 18 Wisdom ranger is just not enough!) so you spend a fair chunk of money paying other people to identifying things (or use up about 3 +4 Int potions in one go to get 25 Int for 50-60 lore and you still won't identify everything). The fact that you don't have any spells to speak off until you reach the elven hand is actually not as big a deal as I thought it would be (although if you missed pickpocketing for those two rings of free action you would be in deep trouble with clerics that like casting hold person). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- v. [GNRLST] General Strategies ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fighting Battles: ----------------- Let them come to you. When you first see an enemy, your first instinct may be to run over to it and slaughter it. Well don't. Let it come to you, and attack it there. This way if there are 50 more of these creatures, they won't see you and won't attack. You can then pick off each creature one at a time. This is especially useful in dungeons where the enemies may be more difficult. So when you first see an enemy (let's say that it's a Umber Hulk), turn off the AI (it's the left button in the bottom right corner of the screen), and let him come up to you. You should also have your archers/mages hit the enemy with everything they can, but don't move any closer to the enemy! The last thing that you want is to fight TWO Umber Hulks at the same time! Secondly, KEEP YOUR PARTY TOGETHER! This is extremely important in IWD, much more so than in Baldur's Gate. Think of it like the army. Those who broke formation and ran out to meet the enemy were the first to die. So keep your people together in a "turtle" formation. E - Enemy X - Fighter-type A - Ranged-type (Mage & Archer) E X E X A E X A E X The idea is to treat your party as a whole, rather than separate people. Also realize that some monsters (like Yxunomei) require that you hit them with Magic Weapons only. You should never use Magic Arrows on a normal creature; you should save the special arrows for enemies that need them, such as Imbued Wights, Iron Golems, etc. Area spells can take out a lot of enemies without them even knowing that you are there. Suppose for a moment, that you are walking along, and a Giant comes to attack you. You immediately stop, wait for him to come to you and kill him. Well, where there is one Giant there are probably more, so you launch a fireball in the direction that the Giant came from, and immediately hear the screams of dying Giants. Leo Wang has this to add: Take a character with the Hide in Shadows ability or a way to cast Invisibility and scout out the area before doing any area-effect spells. Example of where random fireballing can result in a bad situation: Mother Egenia in the Troll Caves. The only place where scouting with an invisible character won't work is Lower Dorn's Deep (the area immediately after the Wyrm Tooth area, not the other areas of Lower Dorn's Deep), as Tarnished Sentries can see invisible characters apparently. Composite Long Bows can hit monsters outside of your "fog of war" area sometimes. A good place for an example of this in action: The Orc caves in the beginning--let your characters kill the two orcs in the beginning by themselves without moving from the entrance (i.e. everyone's got a ranged attack, so they don't need to move); if the first two characters have Composite Long Bows, they will automatically pick off the third orc in the black area without the orc fighting back. Useful spells and tough Enemies ------------------------------- When fighting 2 or more difficult enemies use the Dire Charm spell (or Domination, or Charm Animal, etc.) to quickly turn the odds in your favor. If you have 2 magic users who can cast charm in the first round of a fight, not only does the enemy lose two characters, you gain them temporarily (so the odds change from 10 enemies vs. 6 of you to 8 enemies and 8 of you). Once they are charmed, pull back your big bruisers from the front lines and replace them by the newly acquired members while continually pelting the remaining enemies with ranged weapons. If any charmed characters survive the encounter, simply force-attack them to get rid of them. Also, the spell Entangle is pretty useful to stop any melee intensive enemy from hitting your party. Once entangled, they can't move and you can get rid of them easily and safely with ranged weapons. The spell Web is also good since a webbed creature can't even attack with a ranged weapon, but the spell can last for several rounds and could eventually web some of your own party members from round to round if they get in the affected area. You can, of course, use Free Action (either by Item or by Spell) to keep your party from being affected by these webs. Monsters summoning and the Elemental Summons, are great spells. Although the early summoned monsters do not do a lot of damage, their primary purpose resides in the cannon fodder that they become. While they keep the enemy busy, you can pick them off one by one with ranged weapons or spells (saving all your potions, and more potent spells for later more powerful enemies). Even the powerful Elementals best usage is to soak up the damage from enemies. Fireballs and those other major area effect spells should be used only to weaken the enemy or for luring them to you and thus, do not memorize a lot of these (memorize others, such as Fire Arrow instead). These major area effect spells, when not cast at the right place, can literally damage your whole party so unless you know exactly where to cast them, don't use them. Keep them instead for when an area is completely filled with a group of weaker enemies to get rid of them quickly and with minimal damage (happens when you quickloads or loads a lot of times in the same map). Jeremy Treanor has this to add: I have a suggestion that wasn't mentioned in your general strategies. It involves using a druid (or cleric? not sure if they get it) and having them cast protection from fire on all the members of your party. This spell lasts long enough that your mage who should know fireball becomes a portable explosive. Basically, have your other characters surrounding the mage as best they can when a group starts to surround you and launch a fireball at your feet. This is especially useful in the aquarium and the areas where you encounter snow and ice trolls. Memorize a lot of Dispel Magic spells. Dispel Magic negates any magic affecting your party (fear, horror, paralysis, entangle, slow, etc...) while it can also be used to dispel the enemy magics that they use (haste, minor globe of invulnerability, protection from normal missiles, etc...). Dispel Magic is an Area Effect Spell, so don't forget that casting dispel magic will negate both magics affecting your party and the enemy so knowing when to cast what spell when is crucial in an important battle. Usually, though, it is preferable to dispel everyone's magics than having one or more of your party members being paralysed, charmed, running in fear, etc... Save a Lot: ----------- There are 3 times when you should definitely save the game. When you win a battle, before you go to sleep, and everywhere else. You never know when you will go to a new area, have your best warrior charmed, and have half your party killed. So save often. Also don't just save over the same slot over and over, use at least 10 slots. This also means you should probably avoid the Quick Save. Well... not avoid, just don't use it exclusively. What I would do is to create an "Archive Save" whenever you enter a new major area. So when you start the Vale of Shadows create a "Vale of Shadows Beginning Save" so if you screw up, you can start over from the start of the Vale. That said, I have heard reports where game performance drags when someone saves in TOO MANY DIFFERENT slots. I'm not sure how many it takes to drag down performance, but I think you'll be safe between 10-15 saves. Scribing Scrolls: ----------------- Since at 18 INT you have only an 85% chance to successfully scribe a spell from a scroll into your spellbook, I would recommend using Potions to temporarily increase your INT to raise your success rate. The Potion of Genius works great, but any potion that raises your INT is good. So, what I usually did was this: I would wait until I had about 4 spells that needed to be scribed, then I would use a potion and learn them all at once. Unless, of course, I got a really really useful spell then I would learn it as soon as I got it. Alternatively you could just SAVE before you scribe any spell. If you fail to learn it, then you can just reload and try again. I don't like this method as much, but it's just as effective. Proficiency Tip: ---------------- Don't have all your characters specialize in the same weapons. That is not only boring, but counterproductive as well. If everyone in your party is specialized in Long Swords, and you find a really cool axe, you are out of luck! There is quite the penalty for using weapons that you aren't familiar with. So I would recommend something like this: Character 1: Long Swords and Great Swords Character 2: Axes and Crossbows Character 3: Halberds and Great Swords and so forth... If you have an Elf, specialize in Large Swords and Bows and if you have a Halfling choose Missile and give them a Sling as they get a +1 THACO Bonus and they can have 19 DEX giving them an extra point of Missile Damage. Souma's Pickpocketing Advice ---------------------------- In Easthaven, the priest Everard has 2 Healing Potions you can pick pocket from him. In Kuldahar, you can pick pocket a number of valuable items. The archdruid Arundel has a Ring of Free Action that you can pick pocket. The mage Orrick has a Ring of Free Action and a Necklace of Metaspell Influence (gives an extra level 2 mage spell!) that can be pickpocketed. Oswald Fiddlebender has a Necklace of Missiles (three or less charges of a 6d6 damage fireball usable by anyone), a Ring of Protection +2, 2 Oils of Fiery Burning and a Firebreath Potion. On a side note, if you kill Oswald Fiddlebender (-4 Reputation and important townsfolk become hostile) you get Boots of Grounding (50% electricity resistance), a Golden Girdle (+3 AC vs slashing), an Oil of Fiery Burning, a Fire Resistance Potion and some loose change. Not too shabby. There may be some places later in the game where you can get things by pick pocketing, but I can't recall them at this time. In any case, the best of the items you can pick pocket is the Ring of Free Action, a brilliant item that I've never found any other way. It allows all sorts of cheeky tactics with Web spells and grants your main fighters immunity from irritating hold person spells (it negates boots of speed however, so it's not smart to combine the two). There are Free Action potions and Free Action spells, but they don't give the 24 hrs a day protection of the ring. In short, it is well worth the cost of investing up to 40% in pick pockets (or taking a bard) so that you can grab these nice items... (Ed. Note: I just took a Bard. Bards rule.) Supply & Demand in IWD: (from SgtFang) ----------------------- Except for items that you never get more than 1 gold for anyway, save up an entire inventory's worth before selling them off. A good example is the "High Quality Long Sword". The merchant in severed hand will pay 60 gold each for them the first time you sell some. Since the inventory holds 16 wait till you have 16 of them. Later batches are only worth 15 gold, so sell as many as you can the first time. The same merchant offers to pay 1000 gold for a "Long Sword +1. Now that's a healthy chunk o' coin if you save up 16 of them. Now I admit this technique does make you run kind of low on cash early in the game, but later on you'll see your gold sack get mighty fat. It's not critical to the game or anything, but it does help to maximize your income. Think of those items as stocks or bonds. Get em' and hold on to them till the time is right to sell. Even the lowly short sword can be a better money maker as long as you're patient. =============================================================================== [FRQNTL] Frequently Asked Questions =============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- a. [GNRLGM] General Gaming Questions ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: What do I do with these gems that I keep getting? Can I upgrade my weapons (like in Diablo)? A: Just sell them. Q: How do I pick pockets? Disarm traps? Unlock chests? A: Select your thief character, then click the thieving icon (it looks like a burglar's mask, default key: F5) and click on the object you wish to steal from/unlock/de-trap. You can only pickpocket a non-hostile target, and if you fail, they will attack. Q: Why can't my Fighter/Mage cast any spells? I learned the spell. Memorized it, and slept to acquire it, but it is greyed out! A: You cannot cast arcane spells while wearing armor. This makes the "elven chainmail" that much more valuable, because with that you can cast spells. I would suggest using the "Shield" spell early in the game to overcome your lack of armor. Q: How do I scribe scrolls? A: To learn a spell from a scroll (mages and bards only) right click on the scroll in your inventory. There will then be a button to scribe the scroll. You cannot create new scrolls from spells you already know. Clerics, Druids, Rangers and Paladins will automatically know all the spells that they can cast. Q: Is the XP (experience points) gained for killing monsters reduced when I level up? A: No, monsters are always worth the same xp, whether you kill them at level 1 or level 11. Q: My thief (or whoever) died! How do I get them back? A: Go back to town, go to the temple and have them raise dead. This costs gold, so at level 1 you may just want to reload. At later levels your cleric will be able to raise dead on her own. Q: Got any advice on winning [insert tough battle here]? A: Yeah, save and retry. Usually what I'll do first is to save it, then rush the area hacking at everything. When that fails, and it usually does, I begin my planning. Were there magic users? Clerics? What monsters need to be taken out first? Can I clear the area with an Area Effect Spell (Fireball, Icestorm, etc.)? Next I'll try to draw off monsters one by one. It's a lot easier to beat a horde of monsters one at a time, rather than all at once. So I'll move until I spot one monster, make sure it sees me, then slowly lead it back to the waiting party. Make sure the monster follows you, as they have a tendency to just wander back if they lose sight of you. If you can't draw monsters off one by one (i.e. all monsters see you at the same time), you have to start thinking more Tactically. Hit the mages first to prevent them from spellcasting (nothing worse than getting hit by Confusion, or Hold Person, much less a Lightning Bolt) then rush the archers to get them to switch to melee weapons. Try to keep the party together for support, and to prevent flanking. And of course, have your own mages and clerics casting their devastating magics. I usually would have my Conjurer bring up a host of goblins to deal with archers, leaving the tougher enemies for my main party. Finally, if there is a "BOSS", try to deal with it first, as they tend to have the most devastating attacks. Q: I recently played through an area, got some really cool treasures, but then I had to reload to an earlier save, now the when I get the treasures, they are all different! What gives? A: To enhance replay value, most of the better treasures are "randomized." So one time you might get the "Armor of Goodness", the next time you might get "Potion of Not so Goodness." Usually the treasures have the same value, but don't count on it. If you're curious about what Random Items are possible, check out the Walkthrough below. Q: Why am I only getting 3 HP a level now? I have max HP checked in the options. A: In AD&D you gain normal hit points only through levels 1-9. After that you get vastly fewer: (from my AD&D Rules FAQ) level Fighters Priests Rogues Wizards ----------------------------------------------- 1 to 9 10 8 6 4 10+ 3 2 2 1 Q: Is Charisma/Reputation important in IWD? A: Not really, no. I think you still get the Charisma Discount at the shops, but it doesn't affect conversations. Reputation exists, but only for the sake of Paladins and Rangers. If your Rep. drops low enough, then the Paladin/Ranger is "fallen" and loses their special abilities. Q: I just stole something right in front of someone's face! Don't they care? A: Ransacking people's homes seems to have fewer consequences in IWD, than it did in BG. No guard ever seems to be called. There are, however, some situations in which an NPC will tell you to leave a door/chest/whatever alone, and they will attack if you ignore that warning. Q: How do I dual-class? Is it worth it? Can I dual more than once? A: Dual classing is reserved only for Human characters, and may not be performed by Bard or Paladins (and you can't dual TO a Bard or a Paladin, either). In order to successfully dual to another class, you must have at least a 15 score in your current classes prime attribute (for a Fighter, that would be STR) and at least a 17 score in the prime attribute of whichever class you want to dual to (so a Mage would be Int of 17). Also, you must be at least level 2 before dual classing. Once you are "dual classed" you are essentially a level 1 of your new class. You are NOT a multi class! So if you were a Fighter, who dualled to Thief, you are now a level 1 Thief, until your Thief level SURPASSES your Fighter level, at which point, your old abilities come back. As to whether it is worth it, is sort of up to personal preference. The advantages are that you end out with a far more powerful character, the disadvantages are that you are very weak while just starting your new class. "Powergamers" will often dual class several of their party members at the same time; such as a Fighter dualling to a Thief, and a Thief dualling to a Mage, while the Mage duals to a Fighter. Finally, no, you can't dual one character more than once. Q: Can my Ranger Dual Wield two swords? A: In a way yes, but not really. If a Ranger is using a one handed weapon, any one handed weapon, without a shield, he will get an extra attack. That's it. No special animations, no cool effects, nothing. Just an extra attack. Q: What was your favorite armor in the game? A: I liked the Mithril Field Plate +2. Sure there is a better armor out there, but, the best feature of the Mithril Plate is that it ISN'T considered magical! Therefore you can wear a Cloak of Protection +2 at the same time to get the best armor class in the game! (Technically there is a better cloak, but it's more rare) Note: With HoW installed the Mithril Field Plate is considered magical. So, the above strategy will only work in HoW if you already had the armor on, and don't remove it. Q: Is there any Elven Chainmail in the game? A: Yes. There is a whole bunch found in the Severed Hand area. If you don't know, then Elven Chainmail can be worn by your Fighter/Mages, Bards, or Fighter/Thieves and they can still cast spells (where applicable) or use thieving skills. Naturally this is a very good item to have! It should be noted that getting ANY Elven Chain is random. So one person might get three sets, while another won't get any. If you don't get one, simply reload the area and try again. Q: I've heard that there is this really cool armor called the Glory of Suffering. How do I get this? A: Yes it is an interesting armor, a Plate Mail +6 (although it drains 25 HP from your max) making it a full 2 AC better than the next best Armor. However, it appears as though the subplot needed to get this armor, as well as several other interesting items, was removed from the game. I thought at one point that it might surface in HoW, but that doesn't seem to be the case. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- b. [GMPLYS] Walkthrough Questions: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Easthaven --------- Q: What do I do with the Caravan Contract? Neither Pomab nor Hrothgar seem to care about it. A: Give it to the Fishmonger (he lives between Hrothgar's house and the Tavern) for some experience. Q: What's with that weird Aqua-Elf in the SW corner of Easthaven? A: That "Aqua Elf" is part of a mini-subquest. There's a man a bit further north of her, standing by the lake just mumbling to himself. Talk to him to learn about her, then talk to her about it, and she gives you a broken sword to give to him Kuldahar Pass ------------- Q: How do I get to Kuldahar? A: Head east, cross the bridge, and leave the area to the east. Kuldahar -------- Q: There's this one locked door here that I can't open. How do I open it? A: This door is where you would go to get to the Heart of Winter areas (if you had Heart of Winter installed, that is). Heart of Winter is an expansion pack to Icewind Dale, and can be purchased at a store near you. Q: Where do I find Mirek's Family Heirloom? A: In the Vale of Shadows, on the Yeti Chieftan. It's a necklace. You can find the Yeti Chieftan just south of the Giant Statue in the center of the Vale. Return it to Mirek for some experience (Mirek is the frightened townsperson who first ran from the Yeti, I found him near the Potter's). Vale of Shadows --------------- Q: I'm in the final crypt in the Vale of Shadows. I have the gate key and the sanctum key but neither seems to open the gate that is in the middle of the crypt (the one with the blue pools of skeleton goo.) How do I get this gate open? A: Go through the doors to the left, and search the coffin there to get the Priest's Key. Take that key, and open the doors to the right. Search this coffin to pick up Myrkul's Holy Symbol. Now with the Holy Symbol, you can now open the big double doors. Q: I am at this big GEAR DOOR, and I can't figure out how to open it. Is there a switch that I need to find? A: Yes there is! Just to the south of the door is a triangle with three pillars, check the pillar on the lower right (that is, the one farthest from the door), and on the left side of the pillar is the switch. Switch it to open. Q: OK, I found the switch on the Column, but it says that it is locked? Now what? A: The "key" for the switch is the Black Wolf Talisman, which can be found on a skeleton which can be found by heading almost directly south from the column. This leads to an "L" shaped room, there is a door in the southern end of this room that leads to the room with the skeleton in it. Getting into this room requires the use of the Plain Key, which is found through the Northeast passage in a similar L shaped room. Q: I went through the Crypt in the vale, and found this skeletal knight (Kresselack) who asked me to find and eliminate a Priestess. Where is she? A: You can only do this once you have agreed to kill her. You must go out of the crypt, and back into the vale. Now, on this screen you want to head into the cave in the bottom-middle of the area (just south of the Statue in the center of the area). This is a Yeti cave, rather than a crypt. Go inside, and she'll be there. After killing the frostmaiden priestess go back to the tavern and talk to the barkeeper. He will say that he wants to throw away her items, and if you say the right things he will pass them on to you. I got an ice mantle which is very nice item with +30 to ice/fire resistance. Plus some other stuff as well. (from Mike Gan) Q: So, how do I open Kresselack's coffin? I can't KNOCK it, BASH it, or PICK it! A: Just kill the Priestess and then talk to Kresselack again. Then it will be automatically opened for you. Temple of the Lost God ---------------------- Q: I got to the end of this area, but found nothing. Where is the Gem? A: Not here, someone has beaten you to it. Head back to Arundel for more information. Dragon's Eye ------------ Q: I'm in Dragon's Eye, and there are these weird Peaceful Monks here, and they don't let me go in all these doors. What's their deal? A: If you wander around there enough you'll start picking up clues about them. Go check out their carpet, or the books in their library to learn that they are up to no good. Make sure you're ready for a fight though, these Monks are nasty, and they like to summon more monsters as well. Q: OK, I cleared the Monks area out, so where's the Heartstone Gem? A: It's on a later level in Dragon's Eye. Head to the next level via the passage in the SE of the area. When you find the BOSS, you'll find the Gem. Q: I cannot seem to damage this BOSS (Yxunomei) at all! How do I kill her? A: With magical weapons. I'm not entirely clear on what it requires to kill her since Erevain's Broadsword didn't hurt her, and Conlan's Hammer does. (Both are +2 weapons) To get Conlan's Hammer, once Sheemish has been rescued, go back to Kuldahar, visit the Smithy and talk to Sheemish to get the key to the chest that contains the Hammer. Adonis has some insight on this: [Yxunomei] has to be hit by +3 weapons or better. The +2 arrows hit her because they are launched by +1 bows, total +3. Conlan's hammer hits her because it is capable of hitting anything that requires a magic weapon to hit regardless of it's plus factor. This is why Erevain's broadsword can't hit her; it's only plus 2. Q: I fought the Big Evil Snake Goddess (Yxunomei), but was unable to kill her so I went back to the previous level to rest up. But when I returned, she wasn't where she should be! Where'd she go? A: She can be found in the very NW corner of this area. However, this doesn't happen if you have the latest patch installed. http://www.interplay.com/icewind/ Q: I returned to Kuldahar after Dragon's Eye, but now Arundel is dead. What do I do now? A: What you have seen is the false Arundel on the main floor disappear. Go upstairs to find the real Arundel to get to the next area. Shattered Hand (aka Severed Hand) -------------- Q: Where is the Severed Hand? I can't find it on my map. A: You have to scroll the map down to find the Severed Hand. This can be done either by clicking and dragging the mouse, or by using the arrow buttons in the top right corner. Q: This Elf in the Arboretum has asked for animals, or seeds, where can I get these? A: You don't find these in the Hand, but don't worry, you will bump into these things eventually. You will find the Pure Water in Wyrm's Tooth (near the frozen aquarium) in the frost giant's cave. The animals and seeds can both be found in Lower Dorn's Deep from Nym. Q: In the Shattered Hand, I need to find Larrel... where is he? A: As you go up the tower, it eventually splits into five smaller towers, or fingers. You want to go in the far right tower, up that until you get the option of going to a passage to the left. Go across the skybridge, and over to another tower. Go up the stairs here, up the next stairs and you'll be in the Astrolabe, with Larrel. Q: In the library in the Shattered Hand, are any of these books important? A: As far as I know, only the book on the Mythal has any significance, which you give to Orrick back in Kuldahar. Q: OK... Larrel seems to want me to fix the Astrolabe, how do I do that? A: By giving his companion machinery pieces. The first is found in the War Room, the second on Kaylessa (she'll let you fight for it when you "free" her subordinates on the levels above her), the third is found in the southern tower, in a chest guarded by some Shadow Clerics, the fourth is found several levels below: to get there you have to take the Lift down (the Lift can be found one level below the level where the five towers split off) and then go down the stairs, search the area to find it. Give all four pieces to the Mage there, then when the machine is finished, talk to Larrel and he'll be a bit more forthcoming. Dorn's Deep ----------- Q: In the Dorn's Deep cavern (with all the pretty mushrooms), where do I go? A: Your eventual goal is the main Dwarven Complex, which is in the lower right of the area. Go to the center of the area to the giant statues, and go right from those. Since that leads to the next areas in the game, you'll probably want to explore the other areas first. Q: Also in Dorn's Deep Cavern, I can see another building in the very top right of the map, but I can't find a way to get there. So, how DO you get up that way? A: Go all the way back to the beginning. Now there is a small path that leads all the way to the right, along the side of the wall. It's kinda hard to see at first, but it's there. Along the way there is a cave with some Orog's (but nothing else, really). Go into the building in the Top Right, and talk to Bandoth. You won't ever really get anything of interest out of him, EXCEPT that you can BARTER with him for some really cool spells! (and potions too, but you can get those anywhere) Be careful while talking to him, as he might attack you. (and if you beat him you get neither experience nor any items!) Q: Can I do anything with the bottle of Razorvine Extract? Or were the developers just having fun? A: You can find the Bottle on a corpse in the Ettin's Lair (the big cave in the bottom part of the area), and it calls itself then "Razorvine Extract -- Property of Mourns-for-Trees." If you never played Torment, that won't really make sense to you. The container of Razor-vine extract is part of a mini-quest. If you talk to Bandoth (in the tower in the NE of Upper Dorn's he will ask you to find his apprentice and return the extract. (from ERSKINE) However, you MUST talk to Bandoth before retrieving the Razorvine Extract else this quest is really buggy. (Once he attacked me, and another time he simply didn't bring up the quest) (partially from Scott Werner) Q: In Dorn's Deep, I met an Umber Hulk named Saablik Tan who asked me to retrieve a badge for him. Where do I find it? A: Go right, and south to find an Orog who will talk to you. Kill him and take the badge. Return it to Saablik for experience. Also, you're going to need to gather 6 of these badges. Q: In Dorn's Deep, I found a secret door in a Dwarven Round Table Room, which lead to a big circular trap thing. I've wandered around it with my Thief, but can't disarm the traps. What do I do?? A: This is a puzzle! If you look at the three statues it will show you what you are supposed to do. Anyway, here's the solution. The idea here is to disarm the three rings of the trap. So, moving around the edges, careful not to step on any of the RUNED squares, move to the top right and step on the tile that looks like an ANVIL & HAMMER. You have now unlocked the outer ring. Now move around to the bottom, careful not to touch any of the inner ring tiles, and step on the tile with the TWO CROSSED SWORDS. Finally move around to the upper left and step on the tile with the two INTERLOCKING CIRCLES to disarm the entire trap. Now go back to the conference room, and the Dwarf Statue just to the right of the secret passage will have his Hammer down, click on the hammer, and then go back through the secret passage. There will now be a set of stairs here. Q: I killed the Lich, but he keeps coming back. How do I finally get rid of him? A: You have to get rid of his life force. In the Hall of Heroes, in one of the left crypts you will find Terrikan's Phylactery, this is the essence of the Lich, and is needed to destroy him. Now take this item to Jamoth's crypt, which is the second one from the entrance on the right side. The phylactery will vanish, and so too will the Lich. Q: I found Evayne's Diary (Larrel's Daughter) is there anything that I should do with it? A: Yes, take it to Larrel, and get yourself some Experience! Sure it means going all the way back to the Shattered Hand, but what else were you going to do with it? He doesn't actually TAKE the journal, so just leave it there when you're done. Q: And then how do I get through those big double doors in the Hall of Heroes? A: Go back to the spirit you talked to about Terrikan, and you'll get some experience. (He's moved to the bottom of the stairs) Now check the caldron on the statue to open a small compartment. Check inside for the key to the doors. Q: Is there anywhere to REST in Dorn's Deep? Seems like it won't let me sleep anywhere! A: After the Dwarven Conference Room, you won't be able to rest until you hit the glacier. Which means that you have to do the entire Lich thing restless. You can, actually, rest in the Forge Room (where the Ghost is). There is a chance of monsters here, though. Wyrm's Tooth ------------ Q: I'm now in the Glacier area, where now? A: Go south and you'll find a broken bridge. That is your overall goal for this area, to repair that bridge. Head into that large building (Aquarium, I suppose) and talk to the Ice Salamanders there. They won't attack, and think that you were sent by the BOSS. Whatever. Head down the stairs that are located just to the left of the entrance to find the revolted slaves. Q: In the Aquarium, I keep getting damaged! Who is attacking me? A: In the frozen aquarium you are getting damaged by walking too close to the frost salamanders, if you try to walk around them as much as possible then you will cut down the damage, but occasionally you can't avoid passing close to them. (from ERSKINE) Q: I met a woman named Vera in the western part of this area, who is she, and what's she doing here? A: Vera was instrumental in the slave revolt, and is now hiding out from the Salamanders. Talk to her if you want, then drop down the stairs and tell Garth about her (he's one of the slaves at the far right) for some experience. Q: How do I get the slaves out? Do I have to fight all those Salamanders? A: No, you don't have to fight them, as long as they still think that you are working for the BOSS. Before doing this, be sure to get the Book on Suspension (to fix the bridge with) from Soth (see the next question for more information). Anyway, talk to Gareth, and he'll reveal that they have found a new way out, but that they need a key. Then go back to Kerish (the Salamander leader, located at the far right in the Aquarium) and ask for the key. He'll give it to you if you say that you'll keep the slaves from escaping. Give the key to Gareth and all the slaves will be free, and you get some experience for your trouble. If you go back upstairs after freeing the slaves, you will be attacked. Oh, and if you go back to Vera and talk to her after the slaves are freed, you get more experience. If you want, you can follow the slaves out. It leads to a new area. To get back to the main map, go up and right, to go back to Wyrm's Tooth go down and left, and to go to the next chapter, go down and right (but we still have things to do in this chapter). Q: So, how do I fix that bridge? A: Once you're on the lower level of the Aquarium (it's really a temple, but since it has fish in it, I call it an Aquarium), talk to Soth at the far left. Ask him about the books, and ask for a book on bridges. I suppose that you can only do this after you've SEEN the broken bridge. He'll give you a book on suspension and the like, and you also get some experience. Walk back to the bridge, and when you get near it, it will automatically get repaired, and you get some experience. Q: What do I need to accomplish in this cave? A: Just head west until you run into some Frost Giants. One of them is the BOSS of this area, Joril. Kill him and take his pendant, which is the second part of the six part key. That's all you need to do in this cave, although there are a lot of other cool things in here... such as a lot more Frost Giants! (and their treasures!) There are also some slaves to be freed, and some dragons to be slain (ok, they are only small wyrms, but still, also search where the Wyrms were for a couple of treasures). When you're done with this, leave the cave, and go back to the earlier area (it's reached from the top right of this map), and then take the lower right passage to reach the next chapter. Scott Werner has another method of getting Joril's Badge: I actually managed to talk Joril out of his pendant. My paladin (18 charisma) convinced him that the BOSS was disappointed in him and insinuated if he didn't hand over the pendant to us that he'd be killed (if not by us, then by someone more powerful later on). I received experience for talking him out of the pendant, experience for retrieving the pendant, and experience for later killing him. Q: What do I do with the Barrel of Pure Water that I found when I defeated the follower of Auril? A: Take it to the Arboretum in the Shattered Hand, and give it to its Elven Caretaker, Valestis, of course! You get experience for this. Lower Dorn's Deep (fire Salamander area) ----------------- Q: How do I get into the Watchtower in the SE (lower right) of this area? A: Go across the bridge into the top right of this area, and there will be a gnomish girl named FENGLA, who will give you the key to the watchtower. Now go inside, and kill all the archers here (they all have about 40 Arrows of Piercing so ... beware). When you clear out all the archers, Fengla reappears, thanks you, and you get some experience, as well as the satisfaction in knowing that you have helped some gnomes out. Whee. Q: So what do I do here? A: Go into the door at the very top of the map (it's sorta in the middle, and has a Blue Thing above it) here to get into the Boarded Up City. I would assume that this was a Deep Gnome city before it was taken over by this Umber Hulk horde. We want to go north into the weird Green Building. Once inside, head right and up to find Malavon. Be careful with this one, it's one of the more difficult battles in the game. Once Malavon is gone take the third Emblem (of six). ERSKINE had this to add: In the deep gnome area with the green dome--- on the left side, about 2/3 of the way north there is a building that you can enter and find a corpse-- if you search the corpse it appears to be just a normal long sword he was carrying-- but it is actually "PALE JUSTICE" a sort of "Holy Avenger"-- it just doesn't appear to be magical but it is actually extremely powerful, and you can sell it for a whole 15-30 gp (I guess the merchants are really as dumb as we think). Ed. Note: You don't actually ENTER the building as you would, say to go into a shop. You merely go THROUGH the building, like a tunnel. Also one of the designers (JE Sawyer) has pointed out that since the Pale Justice looks and acts like a normal sword to anyone but a Paladin, that is why it sells so poorly. Q: What's with those weird drawings of EYES on the ground? A: They're traps. Q: In the Boarded Up City, is there anything to do besides going into the large green obvious building? A: There are a couple of barrels with some treasure (I got spells) in about the center of the area, just south of the green building. Beyond that, just some Umber Hulks to go through, and a big green building to go into. Q: What do I do with these Seeds that I found in Malavon's room? A: Take them to the Arboretum in the Severed Hand, of course! Q: What is with this garden-type room? There seems to be a never ending stream of monsters here! A: You have to take out the "screamers" (the stationary mushrooms) in order to stop new monsters from coming in. Q: OK, I've taken out Malavon, now where? A: To take out Ilmadia, of course! From the Boarded City (the area which has Malavon's massive green laboratory), go south through the RIGHT passage to get to the garden. From the garden take the South East (lower right) passage to get to the Mines (you can help the Gnomes here if you want by killing the Salamanders here), then continue all the way to the right to get to the Fire Giant chamber (there are two passages on the right, we want the far right one). Get past the guard, and head south to the lake of lava, then go east to find Ilmadia, an evil Elven wench. (In case you were wondering, she's the elf maid who visited the library in the Severed Hand) Never underestimate women who control Fire Giants should be your motto, so you should make some preparations before talking to her (such as summoning a few Water Elementals, or whatever). Beat her and get the 4th part of the key. Q: Where is Marketh? A: From the Garden, take the passage in the top left. There are some of the absolute COOLEST items in his mansion, but beware Thieves! (The easiest way to get to the garden from the main Salamander cave is to go into the building in the top right -- where FENGLA was) Go upstairs, find Marketh (he's the Thief that insists on talking to you), kill him or agree to spare him, and take his Badge, the 5th part of the key. Q: What do I do with the Drow Ginafae? A: She's being held in Marketh's palace against her will, and should she try to leave, she will be killed. First thing's first, you have to take out Marketh (don't kill him), then talk to her with a Potion of Null Effect (which you should have gotten from Malavon) in your possession to try to help her out. Q: What on earth do I do with a Sack of Potatoes? A: Give it to some Gnomes, of course! From the main cavern of Lower Dorn's Deep (where you came in), take the Lift in the top middle of the screen down to a holding area. A gnome will talk to you, ask if there is anything that you can do to help, then give him the Spuds, it's good for some experience. Plus then you can free the Gnomes, and find their hidden city, which has some interesting shops in it. (such as Nym) Q: Nym sells Squirrels and Birds. Let me guess: these are for the Arboretum in the Severed Hand? A: Yes, they sure are. You get experience for both. Q: Where is the last badge? A: In the temple. From the garden it is the path that leads up and right. Q: I'm getting killed in this temple, what do I do? A: All you need to do to win in here is to take out the Idol. It is located just north of Perdiem. Take it out, and all the undead will die, and the priests will be freed of some form of mind control. Oh, and you get the 6th and final badge from Perdiem. Q: How do I get up these stairs located just north of the Idol? A: You need all 6 of the badge-keys. Just under the stairs are 6 "containers", click on them to place each badge in them, and the stairs will "unlock" allowing you to go up them. I'd rest up (you can do so in the garden) before going up the stairs. Once up there, I'd cast all the preparatory spells you can, then move up and you'll find Poquelin. The 6 badges are: Brother Perdiem's Badge Joril's Badge Krilag's Badge Maiden Ilmadia's Badge Malavon's Badge Marketh's Badge The one that people miss the most is Joril's Badge. To get it, leave Lower Dorn's Deep, and go back to the main Wyrm's Tooth area. Take the southwest passage to get back to the frozen aquarium area. Now to the very southwest of this map is a bridge that leads to a cave. You need to cross this bridge and go into the cave. Joril is in there. (If you can't cross the bridge, then you have to go into the Aquarium, see above for more information) Easthaven Again --------------- Q: Is there anywhere that I can rest up here? A: Yes, the tavern. It's just north of where you appear. Q: So what do I do here? A: First head down to the lake in the bottom left corner of the screen and talk to the townsperson there. He'll tell you to rescue the people from some camp. And he'll give you a nifty new sword. Now go to the east end of the village, and head south across the bridge to find the Camp. Talk to the Priest of Tempus (Everard) there to learn how to get into the tower. Q: The battle with the False Pomab's is impossible! Whenever I beat one of his sentry's they just get back up, and there always seem to be more Pomab's! How do I win? A: Ignore the Sentries as best you can, and concentrate on getting rid of all the False Pomab's. Once they are all gone, the real Pomab will reveal himself. Kill him, and all the Sentries will die with him. The battle with the false Pomab's can be tough--You have to find the real Pomab---Attacking the mirror images (I wish my mirror-image spell worked like that) doesn't do anything, but when you attack the right one one of the other images disappear instead. So find the right one to attack and just wail on his scrawny ass. (from ERSKINE) Q: Where do I go on the level above Pomab, the Crystal won't let me go anywhere! A: Go into the mirror to the left. Q: Any final advice on winning this battle? A: Take out the Golems first, then take out the BOSS. This battle didn't seem as tough as some of the earlier ones (Malavon comes to mind). Misc ---- Q: What do I do with all of these keys? Do I need to keep them for something? What about these other Items I've got? (Myrkul's Holy Symbol, etc.) A: I kept keys only while I was still in the area in which I got the keys, then when I got back to Kuldahar, I sold the keys in the item shop (not the armory). They aren't worth much, but if you discover later that you really DID need them, you can always buy them back. As for the other items, I would suspect that they are useless past the area that you got them in, but as I haven't gotten through the game yet, I can't say for sure. If you want to get rid of them, but want to make sure that they are still around (you can't sell them, by the way), just drop them in a treasure chest somewhere. Q: I gave Valestis (The Elf caretaker in Severed Hand's Arboretum) Seeds, Pure Water, Squirrels, and Birds, but he still says that the Arboretum isn't restored! What else does he need? A: I have no idea. He only asked for three things, seeds, water, and animals. Maybe he wants a way to restore that statue, or maybe... who knows! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- c. [HRTFWN] Heart of Winter Questions ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Interplay's Support page: http://www.interplay.com/support/iwdhow/ Q: What happened to the cheats? A: You need to use GETYOURCHEATON:... instead of CHEATERSDOPROSPER:... EX: GETYOURCHEATON:EnableCheatKeys() Q: The shops in Kuldahar aren't selling any new items... what gives? A: This happens if you are using an old IWD save that had already visited these stores. You only get the new items if you are starting a new game, or simply haven't been to those stores yet. Q: If I start an Expansion Only game, can I get back to the regular game? A: No. In Expansion Only games, you are (surprise) limited to the new areas. If you simply wandered in from Kuldahar, you can leave by talking to Hjollder. Q: The expansion is just too easy! A: The expansion is designed for level 9 characters (they would have been better off going for level 11...) and since your characters were probably tough enough to beat Belhifet at the end of IWD... you see the point. Anyway, just boost the difficulty a bit, and that should take care of that. If you really want a challenge, start a new party (full game) and set it to Heart of Fury mode. Then for added fun try going with just ONE character in Heart of Fury mode. You can activate the Heart of Fury mode by running the Config.exe, which you can find in the game directory. (ex: C:\program files\black isle\icewind dale\config.exe) Q: How do I change over to the new "Sneak Attack"? A: Open the Config.exe program, and you'll find it on the second tab, titled "Game." Q: How do I switch Bard Songs? A: Right click the harp icon, then choose your song. Q: Burial Island is really sluggish, what can I do? A: (From JE Sawyer) 1) There are ambient sounds all over the Burial Isle. Lots and lots of them. Try turning off your ambient sounds and see if it makes any difference. 2) You made a team of enemies mad and ran away from them. They're trying to path to you and slowing everything down into mush. I believe the former is more likely than the latter. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- d. [MNSTRQ] Monster Questions: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: How do I kill trolls? They just keep getting back up! A: Annoying, aren't they? Anyway, to kill a troll, first you have to beat it normally so that it falls down to the ground. It isn't dead yet. Now, your party will still be attacking the troll, but they can't kill it, so pull them back. Now you have to hit the troll with either Fire or Acid. This is easiest to do magically (Burning Hands, Melf's Acid Arrow, Fireball), just be sure not to hit your own party at the same time (Burning Hands and Fireball especially). There are also items such as Burning Oil, and Arrows such as Flame Arrows which also work nicely. Also note that some Trolls seem to get back up even after you've knocked them down AND hit them with Acid/Fire! Then you have to knock them down AGAIN, and then acid/fire them again as well. And even more rare is the case where you manage to kill Trolls without fire or acid, either by repeatedly knocking them down or mere luck. Q: I can't seem to make any headway on these Cryshal Sentries, how do I kill them? A: You can't kill them. You must kill whoever is controlling them to get rid of them. At best you can knock them down, but they will get back up. If you knock them down AND Phase them at the same time they will die, but that isn't the easiest thing to try. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- e. [TCHNCL] Technical Questions: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: Can I get IWD to run at any higher resolutions than 640x480? A: Not unless you go out and purchase the expansion pack, Heart of Winter. Then you can change resolutions in the Config menu (which you can access either from the Autorun screen -- when you first put the disc in -- or from the config.exe in the game directory). Q: Can I play IWD in a Window, rather than in Full Screen Mode? A: Yes, just press ALT-ENTER at anytime while playing. Black Isle says that this will be a drag on performance of the game, but it actually seemed FASTER when I did it. There's also an OPTION for this in the "Graphics" options. Q: How can I get rid of this silly "Register Now!" thing without registering? A: You can either register, or if that thought horrifies you, then after three times of ignoring it, it will bring up a little console, type 123 in it, and it will go away forever. (thanks to lauren for that) Q: Can I set HOTKEYS to certain spells, or whatever? A: Sure, just run the IWD Configuration Program located in the Start Menu. (Usually, Start > Programs > Black Isle > Icewind Dale > ) You can also monkey about with some other game options here, such as the Search Nodes (used in pathfinding), Cache size, or AI Speed. What is AI Speed? It literally speeds up the entire game. Monsters, your characters, everything will run faster. I hear that there are weird bugs that happen if you increase this, however. HoW adds quite a few new things to the Config program, including the new difficulty, Heart of Fury, new resolution settings, etc. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- f. [THRQST] Other Questions: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q: Is Icewind Dale worth getting? Is it better than Diablo II? Or is it just "Baldur's Gate Lite"? A: I was surprised by just how much I liked Icewind Dale. I was somewhat expecting a "BG Lite" type of game, but Icewind Dale is anything but a lightweight. I've only played the first Diablo, and so I can't really comment on whether IWD is a better game. So, yes, Icewind Dale is worth getting. Q: Any cheats for IWD? A: Yes, check out the CHEATS section further down in the FAQ. Also there is a Character Editor from the good people at TeamBG: http://www.teambg.com/ If you want the in-game cheats added to the game, simply download the latest patch located at http://www.interplay.com/icewind/ Q: I have the Official Strategy Guide, and it SAYS that there are cheats, but when I try them, they just plain don't work. What gives? A: The in-game cheats were taken out of the Release version of IWD at the last minute. In order to get these cheats to work, you must first download and install the latest patch (right now, it's 1.06). You can find any and all patches at: http://www.interplay.com/icewind/ Q: What is the Experience Cap in IWD? And is there a way to remove it? A: Yes, it's about 1.8 million exp points. This is usually done to keep the end of the game balanced, otherwise you might win too easily. However, most people only get to about 1 million exp points by the end of the game, so there isn't much purpose to removing the cap. And of course there is a way to remove it. Just check out TeamBG: http://www.teambg.com/ The Experience Cap under Heart of Winter will be 8 MILLION, which is higher than even Baldur's Gate II. With 8 mil. exp. your characters can get to level 30. Q: I have another question .... A: Got other questions? Email me! email@example.com For a speedier response, make sure to put "Icewind Dale Questions" as the subject. =============================================================================== [WLKTHR] Walkthrough =============================================================================== This walkthrough was written during my third time going through the game. The party I used this time was as follows: Human Male Paladin (to take advantage of the Pale Justice sword) Human Male Fighter dualled to Conjurer at level 3 Human Female Bard (to identify items and cast Magic Missile) Half-Elf Female Cleric/Ranger Human Female Fighter (using Halberds!) Halfling Male Fighter/Thief This party has just about everything you could possibly want. It comes with two Healers (Cleric/Ranger and Paladin) two Mages (Conjurer and Bard) and five melee-ready warriors. Two concerns with this party are the Conjurer getting himself killed in battle, and the amount of multiclassing makes leveling up slower. To address the first concern, I will start out with a fighter, and dual him to Conjurer later. Dualling at level 2 is quicker, but level 3 gives another proficiency point. Location Note: Throughout the walkthrough I use various locations listed in the (x 900 y 400) format. This means that what I am talking about is 900 pixels from the left and 400 from the top. To find your location press the X button on your keyboard. This displays the x,y at the mouse cursor. You can change the location key to anything you want by opening the Icewind Dale Configuration Program in the start menu. Experience Note: To get the amount of experience gained in a quest to display (the default option will say only that you gained experience, not how much was gained), you need to download the 1.06 patch, and follow the instructions in the readme. Also the experiences that I get may not exactly correspond to those you may get. Traps Note: I don't make a specific mention in this walkthrough where each and every trap is. Although this would be very useful, I just don't have the time to research it. However, it is safe to assume that every dungeon is heavily trapped, and requires a thief with Detect Traps ACTIVE (thieves don't automatically detect traps, you must turn that skill on) to find the traps. Items Note: Throughout the walkthrough I list which items you can get at each and every treasure chest, sack, desk, etc. These items come complete with a brief description. These descriptions are just a brief summary of that items abilities. If you want the full description, check out my Item List. (also at GameFAQs) Patch Note: This walkthrough was written using the latest (V1.06) version of the game. There have been three patches released since IWD shipped, so make sure that you have the latest patch. http://www.interplay.com/icewind/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. [STHVNN] Easthaven (AR 1000) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Only a few things to do in Easthaven before we set off on an adventure. Somewhere along the lines here, you need to drop by Pomab's Emporium (x 3400 y 550) and equip your party with adventuring equipment. You can also buy potions and scrolls in the Temple of Tempus (x 550 y 550). Then there are the following quests to do, after which go talk to Hrothgar. (more on him after the QUESTS) QUEST: Clear the Tavern's Storeroom. (Tavern AR 1006, Storeroom AR 1015) You start the game in the Tavern, and naturally after enduring Hrothgar's little speech, you get control of your characters. The first quest to be done is right here in the Tavern. Talk to the barkeeper, and try to get a drink. She'll tell you that her storeroom was overrun by big bugs, and asks for your help to clear it out. Go down the stairs (x 920 y 300) to find the bugs. These guys aren't so tough, take them out, go back upstairs, talk to her again, and get your reward (5gp, 1200 experience). QUEST: Give the fisherman some Wine. (Pomab's AR 1007, Fisherman's AR 1009) Buy a bottle of Wine from Pomab's (3gp) and take it to the first building you see south of you, on the lake (x 1980 y 1220). Inside you find a drunk fisherman who has no more liquor. Talk to him to get him to ask you for a bottle of Wine, then talk to him again to give it to him. For your trouble you get 1200 exp and 6 gp. Alternatively... It is possible to get the Fisherman in Easthaven to give up drinking. It requires that the character doing the talking have both 16 INT and 15 CHA. (from Souma) QUEST: Solve the Mystery of Jhonen's Aqua Elf Talk to Jhonen (x 1450 y 1030) to find out that he's been plagued by a woman singing a song. Offer to help him. Head to the very southwest corner of the map and talk to the Aqua Elf (x 140 y 2633). Agree to take the sword up to Jhonen. If you talk to her with a Bard, you greet her with a song for 1200 exp, and can memorize her song for an extra 1200 exp. Alternatively she will give you "Elisia's Token of Faith" gems worth 75GP. Go back to Jhonen and tell him nice things about the Elf to get 1200 exp. Return to the Elf and tell her that you have succeeded, and she gives you a further 1200 exp and a Pearl. Jhonen's sword becomes more important later when we return to Easthaven. QUEST: Clear the Wolf out of Apsel's House (Apsel's House AR 1010) Just south and west of Jhonen is Apsel (x 770 y 1818), a scrimshander. His house has been taken over by a wolf, and he wants your help to clear it out. Agree to help him, and enter his house (x 1120 y 1717), you will have to break the door down, or pick it. Kill the wolf, go back out and get your reward: 1200 exp, Apsel's Dagger, 25gp. QUEST: Kill the Goblins and Retrieve Damien's Fish Note: We're coming up on the first RANDOM TREASURES in the game. Normally when you open a chest, you will get the same items every time you open that chest. If the first time through the game you find a Hammer of Unholy Smiting, the next time you will find that. However, some items are random. One time you will find the Hammer, the next it could be the Armor of Unholy Protection. If ever you're unsatisfied with the random item you got, simply reload to a previous save (one that isn't in the same area), and try again. I list the random treasure as RANDOM followed by a list of possible items. Most will only give you ONE item from that list, some however will give you two (or more). At the bridge (x 2700 y 1830) in the south east part of town, Damien will talk to you and complain of goblins. Go south, then east. Goblins will shoot arrows at you from the bottom of the ravine there. Once you get around the ravine, kill the goblins. Search the Goblin Elite's body for Knucklehead Trout Short Bow 12gp Dagger RANDOM ITEM - High Quality Morning Star (any 1 of these) High Quality Dagger Potion of Healing Splint Mail Return the fish to Damien for a reward, 1200 exp. MISC: Search the houses for treasure This isn't really important, since the treasures aren't that great. One house has a winter wolf pelt, but that's about it. Chris Bradley sent this: "It may be worth mentioning that, in Pomab's Emporium, the mage scrolls Sleep and Chromatic Orb can be found on some shelves upstairs in Pomab's living area. I'm currently playing solo with a Fighter/Mage/Thief and have found the sleep spell to be very useful against multiple enemies at the beginning of the game." MISC: A Minstrel's Tale The first townsperson you talk to with a Bard will give you a moonstone gem if you tell them a tale. MISC: Talk to Erevain (Inn AR 1008) Inside the Inn (x 3215 y 1320), in the first room on the left (x 557 y 230) you will find Erevain, an Elf. He's not really important, but you do bump into him later, though he won't be nearly so alive. If you don't mind the reputation loss (-4), then kill him and take his Broad Sword, a +2 weapon. Very useful this early in the game. (Although everyone in town will attack you if you do this) PLOT: Talk to Hrothgar about the Adventure (Hrothgar's House AR 1004) Once all the above foolishness is out of the way, go into Hrothgar's House (x 2020 y 350), and talk to him. Join up with his expedition, and he'll ask you to look into the missing caravan first. Head out of town via the southeast bridge, then head east. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1. [THLSTC] The Missing Caravan (Exterior AR 1200, Interior AR 1201) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Follow this path. You will be attacked by wolves. Further down the path you will find the caravan. But what's this? An orc leaving the scene of the crime going into a cave? Follow him into the cave. Immediately inside the cave you will be attacked by some Orcs. The whole cave is crawling with Orcs, Orc Shamans, and Orc Bowmen. Head up to the fork (x 2480 y 960), then go left. This chamber is particularly Orc-infested. Head south into the smaller chamber, and get the treasure at (x 2170 y 1560): Spell - Protection from Petrification (Mage) 2 Gems Go all the way north from here until you get the option to get left or right (x 1170 y 640). To the right are some more Orcs, and to the left are more Orcs and treasure (x 460 y 650): Silver Necklace 22 gp RANDOM ITEM - Fire Dagger (+2 Thac0, 15% chance of 1d4 fire dmg) (any 1 of these) Girdle of Beatification (Bless) Ring of Protection +1 Ring of Lesser Resistance (+2 to save vs. magic) Quiet Boots (+7% Stealth, Rangers and Thieves only) Go back to the fork, and take the Southwest path. Keep going southwest until you get to (x 630 y 1150), at which point go south through some more Orcs to find the BOSS (Ogre). Be sure to check the Ogre's corpse for the Caravan Contract. Get the treasure at the east end of the room here: Spell - Horror (Mage) 21 gp Winter Wolf Pelt Once that's done, leave the cave and go back to Easthaven. QUEST: The Caravan Contract (Fishmonger's House AR 1005) Take this to the Fishmonger (x 2480 y 430), which is the house one left of the Tavern, and one right of Hrothgar's. Give the Contract to the Fishmonger (you have to talk to him about Scrimshaw first) to get some experience (1200 exp). Next, go talk to Hrothgar who has 2400 more experience for you. He also wants you to run a list of supplies to Pomab. Do so. Nothing complicated about this one. You get 1200 experience for giving the list to Pomab. Return to Hrothgar and tell him that you are ready to go. You won't be returning to Easthaven for awhile, but there's a much better town just ahead. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. [KLDHRP] Kuldahar Pass (AR 2000) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- After the avalanche, a hermit approaches with information. There are goblins all over this area. Although not a threat to any warrior, goblins can be quite deadly to low level mages. There are a number of things to do here, none of which are required. To get to Kuldahar, simply head right, cross the bridge, and leave the area. (x 3825 y 1225) QUEST: Clear out the Mill (Mill AR 2004, 2005, 2006) At the far east of the map, just north of the bridge to Kuldahar is a Mill (x 3260 y 400) that has recently been overrun by goblins. Ignore the goblin outside of it, he's harmless. Go inside the mill. Inside you will be confronted by an Orc named Uligar. Kill him and his cronies. Be sure to search Uligar for some interesting items: Spell - Blur (Mage) Gold Axe RANDOM ITEM - Applebane Dagger +1 (+1 Thac0) (any 1 of these) Stoutward (Small Shield +1) Wand of Trap Detection The Merry Shorthorn (casts Bless once per day, Bards) Glimglam's Cloak (+1 AC, +1 Saving Throws) Go down the stairs. There is a hoard of goblins here to clear out. Then there are three treasures to get (x 300 y 150), (x 375 y 125) and (x 525 y 225): 5 throwing axes 15 gp 3 Gems Once that's done, open the door under the stairs (x 840 y 140) to free a boy, Jermsy. Talk to the lad and he'll be freed. Offer to take him to the village, and you get 2400 experience. Next climb the stairs at the bottom of the area (x 250 y 415), kill the monsters, and leave the Mill satisfied in the knowledge that you made a difference. QUEST: Deal with the Ogre in the Silo (Silo AR 2003) Situated in the dead center of this area is a giant grain silo (x 1730 y 750). Within the silo you will find an Ogre with a headache. There are three ways to deal with this ogre: 1. Talk to him, insult him, and he'll attack you. Kill him. 2. If you have a Druid, or Fighter/Druid they will discover a fix for his headaches. (The Druid MUST be the one who talks to him, though) 3. Talk to him once, then in Kuldahar talk to Arundel about the ogre. Return with the answer. Any of these ways works fine, however you get 1200 experience for the non- violent solutions, and only 270 for killing him. QUEST: Clear out the Goblin Base (Base AR 2001, Cave AR 2002) At the north end of this area (x 1500 y 90) is a passage to the goblin base. Once there, you will be attacked by a lot of goblins. Once they've been dealt with, head north into the cave (x 1166 y 280), and kill the beetles there. You can find some minor treasures in the cave, such as Magic Arrows. Once these quests are done, head east out of the area and into Kuldahar. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3. [KLDHRR] Kuldahar (AR 2100) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Welcome to Kuldahar! This will be your base of operations for most of the game, so get used to it. There are a number of shops here with which to get new items for your party: Orrick's Tower (Spells and things) -- (x 350 y 800) Gerth's Equipment Shoppe (standard items) -- (x 1000 y 1800) Conlan's Smithy (weapons and armor) -- (x 1500 y 400) Temple of Ilmater (healing, scrolls) -- (x 2900 y 700) Evening Shade Inn (rest) -- (x 1150 y 550) Root Cellar Tavern (drinks) -- (x 2030 y 860) Oswald's Skyship (potions) -- (x 3100 y 450) PLOT: Arundel the Archdruid (AR 2112, 2116) The first and most important place to go is, of course, Arundel's house. You can find Arundel's House just south of the first bridge (x 1400 y 2150). Go inside and talk to Arundel to find out what you should be doing. He tells you to go to the Vale of Shadows, there to search for an EVIL force. You can also mention the Ogre from the previous area, if you talk to him again. Getting to the Vale of Shadows is easy. Simply leave the Kuldahar area, and click on the Vale of Shadows. Interestingly, you can leave Kuldahar from any direction, including where you came in from. QUEST: Convince a Townsman that Ilmater is Good Somewhere around Arundel's house (I found the guy on the bridge to the east of his house) (x y ) you will find a townsperson in orange. Talk to this man with a Cleric (not just in your party, have your Cleric do the talking) about Kuldahar, and ask about the Temple. He will bring up Ilmater, talk to him about it, and convince him to worship Ilmater for 1200 exp. (thanks to Nereid for this) Matt Richardson sent me this: I found out that a Paladin can do the same. Also, a Druid can convince the man to worship Nature. I did both in my game, and got two 1200 experience point bonuses, plus the man game me a gem when I championed Nature-worship. I just thought you might want to know! QUEST: Open the Locked Door See that mysterious door that won't open? Well you can't open it. Ever. I only mention it to prevent people from asking about it. Of course, when you get Heart of Winter, this door not only opens, but leads to the entire expansion. QUEST: Beat back the Yeti Invasion At the east end of the city (x 3150 y 1640), Mirek will come running up to you yelling of Yeti. Then right behind him come a gaggle of Yeti. Dispatch the Yeti and talk to Mirek again. Seems that a precious family heirloom of his (a necklace) was stolen by a Yeti Chieftan in the Vale of Shadows. When you return it to him, he gives you 2400 exp, and a magic sling. QUEST: Untangle Eidan's Legacy (Tavern AR 2111, Inn AR 2114, 2115) There's a bit of a controversy over how Aldwin the Halfling came to possess the local Inn. Go into the tavern (x 2030 y 860) and talk to Amelia the barmaid about Aldwin and the Inn. She'll tell you that she thinks Eidan, a previous owner of the Inn, never meant to leave it to him. Go to the Inn (x 1150 y 550) and talk to Aldwin about this. You won't get anywhere. Go upstairs and search the third room's chest (x 300 y 275) to find Eidan's Legacy Ring. Go back downstairs and accuse Aldwin of things. He'll spill the whole sordid story. Now you have two options of what to do, accept cheap rates at the inn for not telling anyone, or getting Aldwin to confess to the town elders. Confession gets you 3225 experience. MISC: Lysan Also in the tavern is the other barmaid, Lysan. You can talk to her, though she won't have anything interesting to say. For now, anyway... MISC: Kresselack and the Bonedancers After helping Mirek, talk to a Townsperson with a Cleric and ask them about The Vale of Shadows and Kresselack to hear about bonedancers and get a Garnet Gem. You can repeat this as often as you like with other Townspersons or even the same one (Bug IMHO). It does not work with a Bard, but I have not tested it with a Paladin or a Druid Once you're done in here, leave Kuldahar and head over to the Vale of Shadows! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4. [VLFSHD] Vale of Shadows (AR 3000) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Vale of Shadows is the first major "area" of the game, and consists of numerous small caves and crypts, and one big Tomb. Naturally we need to hit each of the small caves before tackling the big Tomb. The Tomb is covered in the next sub-section as "Kresselack's Tomb." The first crypt can be found by going directly right (x 1830 y 240). Crypt 1: (AR 3401) ------------------ Traps are located all around this crypt, have a thief searching for them at all times. Once entered you will be beset upon by numerous of the lesser undead, skeletons and zombies. The skeleton on the wall in front of you (x 775 y 670) has some treasure: Spell - Luck (Mage) 2 Potions Studded Leather Armor Deeper in to the Crypt is another skeleton on a wall (x y ) with more treasure: Spell - Stinking Cloud (Mage) Short Bow Arrows That's it for the first Crypt, on to the next. Go back left from the first crypt, then head south. At (x 750 y 1300) take the right path, and then go up to find the next crypt (x 1200 y 420). Crypt 2: (AR 3101) ------------------ Again as before be wary of traps. (This is pretty constant, you always have to beware of traps) And again you are attacked by undead, this time there are also Ghouls and Ghasts added into the mix. Search the altar statue at (x 350 y 480) to find some treasure: Gate Key (necessary item!) Spells - Identify (Mage) Remove Fear (Mage) Healing Potion Going right, then up will reveal more undead, and a coffin full of fun fun treasures (x 766 y 155): Spells - Grease (Mage) Strength (Mage) Gold 2 Potions RANDOM ITEM - Huge Long Bow (mightier than the L. Bow, harder to use) (any 1 of these) Flawless Two Handed Sword Halberd of Sparks +1 (15% chance 1d10 electric dmg) Finest Long Sword (+2 Thac0) From the entrance, going left then up leads to still more undead, and a shelf (x 267 y 327) with more treasures: Leather Armor +1 Spell - Cure Light Wounds (Priest) That's it for that Crypt, so leave. Head south, and west until you reach the very bottom left corner of the map. Then go right along the bottom path. There will be a path that splits to the north (x 2575 y 1600), go up it. The path then goes left to an open area with a statue. Continue north to find the third crypt (x 2600 y 450). Crypt 3: (AR 3201) ------------------ Again you are rushed by undead. Just a little to the northwest (x 180 y 580) is a container with treasure: Spells - Find Traps (Priest) Chant (Priest) Go into the east room, to find a shelf (x 780 y 460) with some treasure: 2 Potions Head north, and in the eastern chamber is another coffin (x 850 y 315) full of treasure: (careful, it's trapped) Gold Gold Ring Bastard Sword Spells - Infravision (Mage) Protection from Evil (Mage) Potion of Infravision Chainmail +1 Once that is done, leave this crypt, and go back down to the Statue area. From here, go west, until you see the path that leads down and to the right. Follow that path to a cave (x 2020 y 1360) with a Yeti Chieftan guarding it. Kill that Chieftan and take his treasure: Mirek's Family Heirloom (give to Mirek for some experience!) Yeti Pelt RANDOM ITEM - Short Sword +1 (any 1 of these) War Hammer +1 Short Bow +1 Long Sword +1 Morning Star +1 Enter the cave. Cave: (AR 3001) --------------- We don't need to be here right now, but it's useful. First there are several treasures to pick up, and second clearing out the Yeti now makes life easier later. Remember this cave, you'll have to come back soon. There are four crates of treasure here, all located at about (x 360 y 415): Mace +1 Chainmail 6 Potions Gold Necklace Gold 4 Gems Spells - Glyph of Warding (Priest) Prayer (Priest) Leave the cave, and get back to the southernmost path (from the statue, head right, then south). Go right and into the fourth crypt (x 3380 y 1450). Crypt 4: (AR 3301) ------------------ When you enter here, a skeleton by the name of Therik will accost you. Demand entrance to the crypt and he will attack. He has some interesting items on him: RANDOM ITEM - Flawless Two Handed Axe (+2 Thac0) (1 of these) Finest Halberd (+2 Thac0, +10% slashing resist) Potion of Action Transference (perm. +1 CHA, -1 DEX) Ring of the Warrior (+1 Thac0) Phase Dagger (15% chance enemy is phased) (and 1 of these) High Quality Bastard Sword (+1 Thac0) High Quality Battle Axe (+1 Thac0) High Quality Long Sword (+1 Thac0) Bastard Sword Battle Axe Long Sword Go east across the bridge, through the skeletal mob, and north to the wall. On the wall are numerous cubbies where skeletons have been stuffed. One of these has treasure (x 1540 y 300): Helmet Long Sword Gold Continue east until you reach the stairs, and then go south down the stairs. Go west into the room with the circle of coffins. One of the coffins (x 1900 y 790) is open and has treasure: Spell - Color Spray (Mage) Dagger +1 Gold Potion of Strength Just north of the circle is a skeleton sticking out of the wall with treasure (x 1640 y 585): Gold Spell - Invisibility (Mage) Go south into the next room and search the coffin there as well (x 1800 y 1250): (careful, it's trapped!) Sanctum Key (necessary item!) Gold Broken Armor (no purpose, just sell it) Spell - Chill Touch (Mage) Potion of Insulation That done, leave the crypt, and head north through a shadow ambush to the big crypt, Kresselack's Tomb (x 3250 y 435). ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4.1. [KRSSLC] Kresselack's Tomb (AR 3501, 3502, 3503) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You NEED these items: Gate Key Sanctum Key If you do not have these items, you skipped them in the previous crypts (see the above section) and need to go back and get them. Level 1: -------- From where you start, go up the right passage, and open the door. This leads to a large room with a big glowing green pool. Clear out all the skeletons here. There are 4 side passages here, and one major passage to the north. The first passage to the left of where you came in (x 840 y 1360) has nothing down it but monsters and a small box by the coffin with minor treasures. Open the door just north of the first passage (x 900 y 1130), and enter this passage. Clear out the wights and zombies to access the open coffin at (x 440 y 1025). Careful this one is trapped. Open it to get the treasure: Priest's Key (Necessary Item!) 3 Potions Gauntlets of Weapon Skill (+1 Thac0) Now go to the passage just to the right from where you came in (x 1400 y 1515) enter the room, clear out the undead, and get the treasure (x 1600 y 1990): 4 Potions Long Sword +1 Now we have only one side passage left, the only locked door here (except the main doors), which we now have the Priest's Key to open. (x 1600 y 1385) Immediately inside is a treasure (x 1800 y 1375): Ring Potion of Strength Gold Spell - Armor (Mage) Short Bow +1 Continue to the right, clear out the Ghouls, to get to the coffin full of treasure (x 2020 y 1530): Myrkul's Holy Symbol (necessary item!) War Hammer Splint Mail Potion of Genius Spells - Larloch's Minor Drain (Mage) Burning Hands (Mage) That done, we now have the ability to open up those big double doors at the top of the main room. Once opened, an irritating Skeletal Mage named Mytos talks to you. If you ask Mytos to search the tomb, and try to convince him of this non-violent solution you still get attacked, but you get some extra experience (about 3225). Mytos' items: Warhammer +1 Random Gem Trick: You may be able to talk to Mytos again and again, each time gaining 3225 experience. Better Trick: In Kresselack's Tomb in the Vale of Shadows there is a Bone Dancer Mage named Mytos. If you talk to him with a Paladin (Paladin doing the talking, not just in the party) you can enter into a debate with him upon the nature of Necromancy and the ethics of the raising of the dead! If you continue the conversation to its end you get 3225 XP, PLUS the other 3225 XP for the peaceful solution plus the 1000 XP for killing him at the end for a total of 7450 XP, pretty good! The conversation path is really hard to follow, to get BOTH sets of XP follow the path: 1,1,1,1,1,1,3,1,2,2,1 (from Adam Roebuck) From where we now stand, the passage continues to the north, and there are also two side passages, one to the left, and one to the right. Go up the main passage to the north. There's a really big shadow here (x 1850 y 285) called Myrkul's Sending. Beat him and get some treasure: Ring of Shadows (+15% stealth skill, rangers and thieves only) RANDOM ITEM - Massive Warhammer (1d4+3, -2 Thac0, req. 18 STR) (any 1 of these) Dazer (Club +1, 5% chance to stun) Static Dagger +1 (50% chance of 1d3 electrical dmg) Crooked Flail (+1, 50% chance of 1d4 piercing dmg) Reinforced Large Shield +1 (+10% resist to slashing) Mage Dagger +1 (+1 1st level spell) Go back down, and take the left passage (x 1500 y 620), follow it up, then down to the coffin (x 833 y 685). When you open the coffin, a trap is set off that releases bunches of new skeletons, but you still get treasure: Gold Spell - Haste (Mage) Scroll of Protection from Fire Short Bow +1 Go back, and go right through the last passage (x 1770 y 710). Soon you'll go south to (x 1910 y 1120) where you will find a secret door. Open the secret door to reveal a Mummy. Beat the Mummy, and get the treasure contained in his sarcophagus: Mausoleum Key (Necessary Item!) Potion of Genius Spells - Knock (Mage) Resist Fear (Mage) Mage Robe of Cold Resistance RANDOM ITEM - Finest Light Crossbow (+4 Thac0) (any 1 of these) Giant Halberd (2d8 dmg, -1 Thac0, -2 AC, min 18 STR) Finest Heavy Crossbow (+2 dmg, +4 Thac0 Diseased Halberd +1 (10% chance target is diseased) There is also a small box of treasures just in front of the coffin: Gold Ring Gold Necklace Gold Spells - Aid (Priest) Blindness (Mage) Head right, up, right, and down to get to the doors at (x 2200 y 1330), open them to get to the next level. Level 2: -------- There's only one thing to do at the moment, and that is to open the only door in front of you. You are now in a long hallway leading west. Somewhere along the way, you will trigger a trap. You can't disarm this trap, so don't bother. However, if you hug the wall to the north, you can avoid the trap altogether. (It creates several skeletons to fight you, so it isn't that bad) Anyway, past this hallway is a large chamber filled to bursting with enemies. Skeletons, Skeletal Mages, Imbued Wights, etc. Search the Skeletal Mage for some treasure: Bracers AC 8 Random Gem There is further treasure in the open coffin located right there (x 660 y 840): Wand of Sleep 4 Potions Spells - Cure Moderate Wounds (Priest) Agannazar's Scorcher (Mage) RANDOM ITEM - Massive Warhammer (1d4+3, -2 Thac0, req. 18 STR) (any 1 of these) Dazer (Club +1, 5% chance to stun) Static Dagger +1 (50% chance of 1d3 electrical dmg) Crooked Flail (+1, 50% chance of 1d4 piercing dmg) Reinforced Large Shield +1 (+10% resist to slashing) Mage Dagger +1 (+1 1st level spell) There are four side passages here, two to the north, and another two to the south. We'll start with the northern passage (x 990 y 445), go up the passage to get some treasure: Gold Potion of Regeneration Wand of Armory Spell - Silence 15' Radius (Priest) Morning Star +1 Next we'll hit the passage located just to the right of this one (x 1300 y 700), open the door and go in. There are four containers on the north wall with some very minor treasures in them (mostly just gold). Open the door at (x 1920 y 520) and go through. Head left to get: Plain Key (needed) Spell - Slow Poison (Priest) The southwest passage has only a few monsters in it. So, go in the southeast passage (x 860 y 1333), open the door and go in. There are a number of treasures found in the walls here, but the real attraction is the door in the south (x 1000 y 1820), open it and go through. Go left to find the skeleton at (x 575 y 1725) and get its treasures: Spell - Hold Person (Priest) Black Wolf Charm (Needed for the Lever, +10 Max HP, +1 AC) Go back to the main chamber, and search the rightmost column for a lever (x 925 y 890), use the lever to open the left gear door. Go through the door to get to level 3. Level 3: -------- You are in a very large chamber filled to bursting with undead. Plus there are several new types of undead such as Spectral Knights for you to deal with. From here there is the main passage that continues to the left, and two side passages, one to the north and another to the south. Go up the north passage (x 2300 y 640) first. There's a Mummy up here with some shadows backing it up. There are three treasures to pick up here, one to the left (x 2112 y 400), one in the middle (x 2485 y 350), and one to the right (x 2725 y 530): Spells - Silence 15' (Priest) Cure Moderate Wounds (Priest) Ghoul Touch (Mage) Shocking Grasp (Mage) Gold Gems 5 Potions Helmet Ancient Armor (can sell) Leave this chamber, and go into the southern side passage (x 1600 y 1650). There are Imbued Wights (they cast Magic Missile) and Chosen Zombies here. And again there are three treasures, one to the left (x 1250 y 1667), one in the middle (x 1450 y 1860), and one to the right (x 1760 y 1915): Gold Composite Long Bow Spells - Chant (Priest) Shield (Mage) Cure Light Wounds (Priest) Magic Missile (Mage) Color Spray (Mage) Gems 3 Potion Leave this chamber, go back into the main room, and continue down the left passage. There are lots of enemies here, Spectral Knights, Skeletal Mages, etc. So, you might want to draw some enemies off, kill them, and work your way through them like that. Work your way left to the door, open it, and go through. Here you will find the Skeletal Knight, Kresselack. This is his tomb. Talk to him (you couldn't kill him if you tried), and agree to get rid of the Priestess of Auril for him. You MUST agree to this! Leave the Tomb completely, and get back to the Vale of Shadows. Remember the Cave that we cleared the Yeti out of? Well it's the cave under the giant statue in the middle of the area. Go into it to find Lysan (the barmaid), who is also the Priestess of Auril. Talk to her, and tell her that you are there to kill her. She'll summon more Yeti. Kill her and her Yeti friends: Morning Star +1 After she is dealt with, a Shadow will tell you that he is free. This isn't Kresselack, so return to Kresselack and give him the good news. You will get 13,000 experience for the deed, and he'll tell you that he ISN'T the evil that plagues Kuldahar. How useful. Search his nearby coffin (x 350 y 500) for some treasure: Healing Potion Gold Plate Mail Helmet Kresselack's Sword (Two Handed, +1 Thac0, +10% cold resist) RANDOM ITEM - Fine Long Sword +1 (+2 Thac0) (any 1 of these) Phasing Bastard Sword +1 (15% chance target is phased) Giant Two Handed Sword (+4 dmg, -1 AC & Thac0) Turodahel (Long Sword +2, +1 INT) Cradle of Mielikki (Scimitar +1) Flaming Short Sword +1 (50% chance of 1d3 fire dmg) Return to Kuldahar. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4.2. [PSTVLK] Post Vale Kuldahar ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Once back in Kuldahar, you will want to get rid of the keys that you gathered in the Vale: Sanctum Key Gate Key Plain Key Priest's Key Myrkul's Holy Symbol Mausoleum Key Most of these can be sold to Gerth's item shop, however Myrkul's Holy Symbol will have to be dropped off somewhere. If you haven't already given Mirek his family heirloom, do that now for 2400 exp and a magic sling. Mirek can usually be found near the Potter's. PLOT: Talk to Arundel Inform Arundel of everything that has transpired for 10,350 experience. He tells you of a Heartstone Gem, which could be used to root out the source of the Evil, and that this can be found in the Temple of the Forgotten God. Agree to go there. QUEST: Get Lysan's Items from the Tavern Since Lysan was an evil priestess of Auril, one wonders what she was doing working as a barmaid in the tavern. Go to the tavern and talk to the barkeep there. Tell him that you had to kill Lysan, and that she was evil. He has her items, so ask for those nicely: Protection from Fire Spells - Cure Critical Wounds (Priest) Cure Serious Wounds (Priest) Mantle of the Coming Storm (+1 AC, +30% cold & fire resist, +1 save para) Once you're done here, leave and go to the Temple of the Forgotten God. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5. [TMPLFT] Temple of the Forgotten God (AR 3600, 3601, 3602, 3603) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Once you're at the temple, go north to find a fleeing Verbeeg (the least of all giants). It would seem as though the temple has been invaded by someone before you got a chance to. At any rate, go inside the temple. Level 1: -------- Once inside, you will quickly find an Acolyte who assumes that you were part of the invading host that already sacked the temple. Nothing you say can change his mind, and he will attack you. Up ahead is a big sitting statue, and two passages, one to the left and one to the right. Take the passage to the LEFT. (x 1030 y 1130) This passage leads south to a series of rooms on the left. There is a treasure chest at (x 480 y 1700): Potion of Stone Form RANDOM ITEM - Long Bow +1 Protector (+2 Thac0, +1 AC) (any 1 of these) Light Crossbow +1 (+3 Thac0, +1 dmg) Long Bow +2 Defender (+3 Thac0, +2 dmg, +2 AC) Short Bow +1 Medium Shield +1 Protection From Fire Scroll Spells - Ghost Armor (Mage) Hold Person (Mage) Flame Arrow (Mage) Web (Mage) The next room also has treasure (x 515 y 1410): RANDOM ITEM - Greater Ring of the Warrior (+1 Thac0, +1 AC, removed in (any 1 of these) HoW) Boots of Many Paths (cast Blur once a day) Ring of Missile Deflection (+10% missile resist) Black Knight (Summons a Black Knight) Amulet of Protection +1 (+1 AC, +1 saving throws) Boots of Moander (immune to Entangle) Studded Necklace w/ Zios Gems (non-magical!) Badge of the Brave (can cast Emotion: Courage once/day) The last side room before the main room has some bookshelves with some potions on them. Go up into the library room here (x 510 y 970) and there are a couple of Acolytes here with a Verbeeg. Oh, and there are a lot of dead Verbeeg already. Interesting. There are 7 different bookshelves arrayed around the room here with: Spells - Skull Trap (Mage) Lots of History Books Go back to the sitting statue, and this time take the other passage (x 1580 y 1000). This passage goes south into a small room. Search the barrels in the corner (x 2390 y 1425) to find some treasure: Potion of Healing (cursed) Head north up the right passage to get to an Acolyte guarding some stairs. Down the stairs is the passage to the next level (x 825 y 450). Level 2: -------- From where we are, you have to go north and east into some nicer looking tunnels. Along this Grand Hallway are rooms on each side, one on the north and one on the south all down it. Each of these four rooms has a treasure chest in it (that could be trapped), the total treasures of all these chests are: Gold 2 Potions RANDOM ITEM - Spiked Long Sword +1 (25% chance of 2d6 piercing dmg, (any 1 of these) removed in HoW) Short Sword of Lesser Phasing (10% phased, +1d2 cold dmg) Studded Leather +1 Shadowed (+15% Stealth, +5% magic res) Studded Leather +1 Reinforced Leather +1 (+35% crushing resist) RANDOM ITEM - Two Handed Sword of Resistance +1 (+5% magic resist, (any 1 of these) removed in HoW) Two Handed Sword +1 Hammering (20% chance of stun, removed in HoW) Charged Battle Axe +2 (50% chance 1d3 electric, 15% stun, removed in HoW) Two Handed Fire Axe +1 (50% chance 1d3 fire dmg, removed in HoW) Bastard Sword +1 Flaming Bastard Sword +1 (25% chance of 2d3 fire dmg) The Snow Maiden's Reaver (Bastard +2, 2% turned to ice) Peasant's Reward (HoW only, Halberd +2) Once you get past those 4 rooms, you come to the well guarded end of the hall (x 2875 y 750). There are several Acolytes and Verbeeg here. Just past that you can find a body of an Acolyte, that was killed in a very bizarre manner. And past that you find a great big door (x 3400 y 600). Open it, and go through to the last level here. Level 3: -------- Walk forward until you get the Journal Updated message. Read it if you are curious about what happened here. The green body in the middle there has a Vial of Mysterious Liquid, be sure to take it. Once all that is done, go back to Arundel in Kuldahar. Kuldahar: --------- Talk to Arundel again, and tell him all that has gone on for 19,500 exp. He then tells you the next place that you need to go, the Dragon's Eye. Once you are ready to go, head on out to Dragon's Eye. The most Dragony Eyed place you'll ever find. Note: Before leaving Kuldahar, you may want to visit Orrick to see if you need any of his items. Why? As soon as you get to Dragon's Eye, Chapter Two starts, and Orrick's inventory changes. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6. [DRGNYY] Dragon's Eye (AR 4000, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4005) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kill the Ice Trolls (not indicative of how you kill real trolls), and go inside the Eye of the Dragon. Level 1: (Lizard's Level) -------- At the far left of the area, you are immediately attacked by two varieties of Lizardmen. This whole area is crawling with Lizardmen, and I won't mention further when you are going to be attacked, just assume that every new area has new monsters. Notice how some lizardmen have little bottles of firey oil? This could be useful when you bump into Trolls later. Drop to the south. Be careful not to get too close to the Bombadier Beetles as they shoot out an acid cloud (usually only one). Go over to the bridge at (x 1385 y 2000), cross the bridge to the right and clear out the spiders. To the south you will find the body of Erevain (the elf from earlier) at (x 1880 y 2300). Search him to find: Erevain's Broad Sword (+2, +2 save vs. wands, +10% acid resist) Gold Long Bow Arrows Erevain's Journal Chainmail Medium Shield Go back left and up to get back to the entrance. Go north into the little room with the two treasure chests (x 530 y 860) to get some treasure: Gold Dagger Gems 15 Antidotes Oil of Speed Spell - Protection from Normal Missiles (Mage) RANDOM ITEM - Arrows +1 (any 2 of these) Arrows Bullets +1 Bolts Hammer Darts Leave this little room, and go east (and slightly south) to the bridge at (x 1730 y 1110). Continue further south and east until there is a passage that splits off to the north (x 2375 y 1475). What we want to do here is go up this passage to defeat the hordes there. Definitely save it before going up there in case your party isn't ready for it yet. Once up there you will be confronted by the King of the Lizardmen and his army. I'd take the Shaman out first as they tend to cast Hold Person on your party. Search the corpses for: Gold 2 Potions Protection from Acid Spinesheath (Dagger +1, +5 Thac0) Search the giant snake statue (x 3050 y 500) for some more treasures: 8 Gems Spells - Detect Evil (Mage) Fireball (Mage) Monster Summoning I (Mage) 2 Potions RANDOM ITEM - Boots of the Fox (walking speed +40%, +1 AC) (any 1 of these) Potion of Magical Resistance (Perm. +5% magic resist) Potion of Constitution (Perm. +1 CON, removed in HoW) Ring of Resistance (+10% Missile & Fire resist) Ring of Intelligence (+1 INT, -1 CON) Shield Ring (constant Shield Spell on user) Robe of Enfusing (HoW only, AC +2, +5 mag. res & lore, +1 1st level spell) Go back south, and continue down the passage past the bridge (the only thing over there are some captive villagers, but with the King dead, they're freed) down through more lizardmen and captives to (x 3155 y 2466) near the very bottom. Go through the right to find the entrance to the next level. As you enter a child will come up to you and give you 30,000 experience for clearing out the monsters. Note: If you rest in between killing the Lizard King and getting to the captured villagers, they will all leave, and you won't get your experience for freeing them. And sometimes the villagers just die. Go to the next level (x 3450 y 2300). Level 2: (Lizard's Level Part 2) -------- As soon as you appear here you are attacked by more lizardmen. Checking out the map you are in the top, near right part of the map. The way to the next level is right then down, but first we want to go left to get some treasures, and kill some monsters. TROLL Note: There are trolls here. Anyone unfamiliar with trolls need only know this. To kill a troll first you must fight it as normal, until it falls down. It isn't dead yet. Now you hit it with a FIRE or ACID spell/arrow/weapon/potion so that it dies. The mage spells Melf's Acid Arrow works best, and later so does Fire Arrow. Also Burning Hands works well, though you need to keep your party out of the way. If a Troll is stunned/Held/Phased before getting knocked down, it will usually die without the need for acid/fire. Go left to (x 1190 y 810). Just to the south is a bridge, however, we want to go left up the steps to kill some spiders and some trolls. Go back to the bridge, but don't cross it yet. Go right, through the Lizardmen Shaman to their fire (x 1920 y 1234). Now there is a lower passage that leads left. Go down that all the way to find several frightened children. One of them (x 950 y 1330) is Sheemish the son of Conlan the blacksmith. Talk to him, and if you have cleared out the previous level, and most of this level you can get him freed for 24,000 experience. Sheemish Note: If you ever need a MAGICAL WEAPON (say, for a large snake goddess), go back to Kuldahar and talk to Sheemish in the blacksmith's shop. He'll give you a key to a chest that holds a Mighty Hammer. Go back to the bridge, and this time cross it. This passage leads left to some rubble (x 320 y 1370) and a passage that leads south. There are a lot of trolls and evil priests down this way, so some strategy is in order. One good strategy to try is to send out one person until only one monster sees you, then slowly draw that monster back to your party and slaughter it. Once you can't do that anymore, rush in and clear out the rest. Once this is cleared out, talk to the Priest of Ilmater at (x 1225 y 1950). She'll give you some experience (I got 36,000) and will also provide healing and a safe place to rest. Further to the right are more captive villagers, however these ones don't seem to realize that they are freed, and I have no idea what to do with them. Retrace your steps and get back to the entrance. This time we are going right to get to the next level. Take the northern right path (x 3000 y 350) all the way to the right, and then all the way to the south. There are a LOT of beetles to be processed, but it eventually leads to a dead body (x 3540 y 1285) with treasure: Gold Battle Axe +2 Defender (+2 AC, +10% missile resist) Long Sword +2 Confusion (25% chance target is confused) Go back to the crossroads, and this time take the southern path. There are more Bombadier Beetles and Trolls here (the beetle's acid cloud can in fact kill the trolls). Continue south to the big steps at (x 2650 y 1450), go down the steps, and take a right. Clear out the trolls and sword spiders here. There are three passages to take here, two to the right, and one to the lower left. The top right and lower left passages are connected, and only have some trolls on them. Take the bottom right passage around to the entrance to the next level (x 2950 y 2100). Level 3: (Presio's Level) -------- You will immediately be confronted by a large skeleton called an "Undead Lieutenant." Then he and his cold wights will attack. Blast Skeleton Note: There are large skeletons running around called Blast Skeletons. These have NO experience value when killed, and when dusted explode in a wave of cold that damages your party. Your best bet with them is to shoot an arrow at them from a distance (they don't have many HP either) and let them explode well away from you. Another idea to deal with them is to cast Hold Person on them, then whack them until they die giving you 500 exp. After that there are more monsters to take care of. This whole area has traps all over it, but mostly on the planks on the ground. Also I find the Cold Wights to be the easiest 2000 exp enemy in the game, making them ideal for leveling up. Just find a good spot, and rest over and over. Let the Cold Wights attack you for lots of good experience. The entire left side of this area has many instances of that Undead Lieutenant confronting you with a horde of wights. I'm not going to bother mentioning all of them. The object is to go down and right until you get to the bridge (x 2100 y 2150) cross that bridge to the right. Just to the right (x 3000 y 2420) is a room filled to bursting with monsters, mages, etc. This is the den of Presio the mage. Do the old draw-them-out trick to avoid having to fight them all at once to clear this out. Presio has some treasure: Gold Necromancer's Robe (AC 8, 3% magic resist, +3 save vs. death) Presio's Dagger (+2 Thac0, poisons target) Hammer Flail +2 (+3 Dmg, 15% chance target is stunned) In the north section of this room (x 3330 y 1935) there are three containers full of treasure: (careful, they're heavily trapped) Skulls 3 Potions Gold 3 Gems Silver Ring Presio's War Journal Spells - Haste (Mage) Skull Trap (Mage) Vampiric Touch (Mage) Confusion (Mage) Bottle of Wine RANDOM ITEM - Long Bow +2 Protector (+3 Thac0, +15% mis., +5% mag. res) (any 1 of these) Giant Killer Sling (+1, +4 vs. Giants) Tranquil Bolts (cast silence on target) Heavy Crossbow of Speed +4 (2 attacks per round) Heavy Crossbow of Defense +4 (+1 AC, 10% missile resist) Translocation Arrows Leave this room and head north. Careful, this area is heavily trapped. We want to get to the door at (x 3420 y 375) which leads to the next level. Level 4: (The Creepy Monks Level) -------- This is the level that I like to call the "creepy monk" level. You'll see what I mean. Wander over and you'll find Albion a "monk" who expresses some concern to see you. Paladin Note: If you have a Paladin in your party, he'll see right through these "monks" and the battle will begin immediately. There is only one thing to really do before starting the battle up. One is to talk to the librarian (past Albion through the small doors) about Magical Texts and buy some spells from him. If you need healing or to rest you can go visit with Sharra (x 1720 y 1325). However, if you go too many other places you'll provoke an immediate attack. This is what we want, but you have to be ready for it. Find a good defensible (one entrance) location, and cast defensive spells. Then send out one person to start the fight, and wait for them to come to you. What I would do is to go into the Library, force open the back door, and go from there. Albion Note: There are other ways to start this battle. If you wander around the area, you will find a Big Red Carpet, that when you walk on generates some text. Or if you go around to the other side of the libraries forbidden room (such that you are on the other side of the wall) you can actually check the bookcase inside (How to Serve Man, an ode to a Twilight Zone episode I believe). Either way, talk to Albion about these to get around 20,000 to 30,000 experience. And then he attacks you. (partially from Souma) Second Method: You need a character with high Intelligence and Charisma (used a maxed Int, Cha, Wis character again, so not sure how much) to do this one. After you talk to Albion you should be able to talk to Geelo (the Librarian) and tell him that Albion wants to talk to him (I'm not sure the exact conversation paths, but the option comes up if you have the right stats). When Geelo leaves the room, you should close the front door (just in case) and then unlock the door to the back room. You can then check out the "descriptive text" on one of the bookshelves. Go back out and talk to Albion and you should have a new conversation option as per the first method. Follow it through and you get xp for revealing the evil monks and the fight starts. (from Souma) Third Method: Have someone with a high INT talk to Albion and they will catch him out when Albion says he knows nothing about the Heartstone Gem being stolen from The Temple of the Forgotten God even though you haven't mentioned the Temple. (from Duncan Clay) You WILL need to search Albion for a Key. The librarian has some: Bracers AC 6 2 Invisibility Potions Inside the forbidden library room (x 650 y 1050) are some items: Spells - Flame Arrow (Mage) Monster Summoning I (Mage) Book - Secret Societies 2 Potions At any time if you go free the Adventurers at (x 1620 y 550) they will run around killing all the monsters they can find. This is great if you are having a tough time with this, but not so good if you want the experience for yourself. Once all the monsters are dead they will guard you while you sleep. Marchon of Waterdeep Note: The four adventurers here have some interesting treasures, such as a Flaming Long Sword +2. You can't pickpocket to get these items, but you can kill them for no apparent loss of reputation. Go into the main cathedral (x 2280 y 750) to catch some snake people about to dine on human flesh. We can't stand for THAT, so kill them. Search the Snake Goddess Statue (x 2425 y 460) for some more treasure: Gold 4 Potions There is further treasure in the right side room here (x 2633 y 800): 2 Potions RANDOM MISSILE - Fire Arrows (any 1 of these) Hammer Arrows (+1d6 crushing) Bolt +1 Berserker Darts (10% chance of going berserk) Arrows +1 Bullet +2 RANDOM ITEM - Life Dagger +2 (15% chance heals user 1d6 HP, +5 max HP) (any 2 of these) Studded Leather +2 Shadowed (+20% stealth +15% slash resistance, removed in HoW) Ol' Withery Dagger +2 (2% chance Finger of Death) Fire Dagger +2 (50% chance of 1d4 fire dmg) Mage Dagger +2 (+1 AC, +1 1st & 2nd level spells) Fast Flail +2 (+3 dmg, +1 attack per round) Corrosive Hammer +2 (+3 dmg, 30% chance of 1d4 acid dmg) Morningstar +2 Hammer (20% chance target is stunned, removed in HoW) Mace of Weal & Woe (+3 dmg vs. lawful, 13% chance Curse) Selune's Promise Mace (+4 dmg vs. spectral undead) Peacekeeper Club +3 Go now into the right staging area. There are more snakey people here, as well as another Snake Goddess Statue. Search the cushions on the left side of the room (x 2850 y 1030): 2 Potions And the Statue (x 3333 y 840): Gold 2 Potions Blur Deck (casts Blur) To the south you will find the High Summoner with his Priests (x 3000 y 1775). Kill them, but they have no treasure. Continue south to (x 2500 y 2500), take a right to (x 3400 y 2450) to get to the final level. Level 5: (The Snake Goddess) -------- Yuan-ti Elite Note: Most Yuan-ti Elites on this level (they're the bigger browner snake people) carry Arrows +1. As soon as you appear on this level, an Odd Little Girl will spout out some rhetoric at you. Ignore what she says, and continue north. Again she'll bother you, but this time with troops. Kill them, and continue north again until you reach the first Door (x 650 y 1375). This leads to a little staircase. Careful, tis trapped. There is another door here, open it and go through. This is an oval shaped room with some more Yuan-ti in it. Go through the left door (x 350 y 750). Clear out the Yuan-ti here. This chamber has 3 treasure chests and a bookcase: (2 of the treasure chests are trapped) Gold Pearl Necklace 4 Potions 7 Gems Spells - Non Detection (Mage) RANDOM ITEM - Intercession (Long Sword +1, +2 AC) (any 1 of these) Spell Diver (Short Sword +2, 50% hits nullify magic) Bastard Sword of Action +1 (1 extra attack) Sloth (Short Sword +2, 10% target slowed, removed in HoW) Bastard Sword +2 Life Giver (5% to heal user 1-10 hp) The Sword of Days (Short Sword +3, 25% target is slowed) Flaming Long Sword +2 (1d3 fire dmg, 10% resist fire) Leave this room, the previous room also, and get back to the main chamber. There is a door to the southeast (x 1000 y 1700) that leads further along the snakey passage. There will be about 3 Yuan-ti Elites here, kill them. There are two doors, one to the right that leads further along the passage, and the southern door which we will take right now (x 1080 y 2170). In here are a LOT of Yuan-ti and Yuan-ti Elites. I beat this room by drawing out a couple Yuan-Ti, then hasting my party, and charging in. I targeted the Elites first as they did the most damage to my party, and worked my way around the room. One of the Elites (he was called the High Archer, but he doesn't look any different) has some good treasure on him: Messenger of Sseth (Fast Long Bow +1, Min 12 STR) Arrows +2 Search the cushions here (x 750 y 2300), (x 900 y 2450) and (x 1000 y 2625) for more treasure: Gold Arrows +1 Arrows +2 8 Potions Go back into the main passage, and open the next door (x 1420 y 2055). There is another set of Elites here, and another two doors, one leading further along the corridor, and the door we'll be taking into some new rooms (x 1950 y 2200). Not much here but enemies (to be killed) and some bookshelves (to be looted). The bookshelves are over to the right in the torture chamber: Spells - Ghost Armor (Mage) Dimension Door (Mage) Potion of Genius Return to the main passage, and prepare to go through the next set of doors (x 2040 y 1800). Unlike the previous few doors, there are no monsters on the other side of this one, just the two doors. We'll be going through the door to the left (x 1830 y 1500) first. Up this passage there are 6 Yuan-ti Priests and 3 Elites. Kill them. :) Then search the throne at the north wall here (x 1200 y 875) for some treasure: Studded Leather +2 Pearl Necklace Go back to the main passage, and prepare to go through the next set of doors to the north (x 2000 y 1300). There is only one Elite here. Again there is a side door and a main door, we'll be going through the east door (x 2230 y 1175) first. To the right of the second bookcase there is an invisible switch (x 3415 y 2000) that opens a secret door just south of the first bookshelf leading to another torture chamber. In here is the High Torturer and some Yuan-ti Champions. The High Torturer has as Cursed Ring, so don't take it. In there is a desk (x 3100 y 2475) with some treasure: 2 Potions Spells - Icelance (Mage) Mirror Image (Mage) Throwing Axe +2 Gold 1 Gem Once that's done, go through the main doors (x 2100 y 860). There are about 7 Elites in here, as well as some Priests and a lot of traps. Best bet is to draw half of them away, kill them, then hit the other half. Once that is over with, go through the NORTH DOOR (x 2250 y 615). Yes, it's another torture chamber. Go left, and clear out the Elites. There is a door to the left (x 1400 y 440). There are 2 treasure chests here, as well as a Nightstand with treasure: Gold 6 Potion Baleful Mail (AC 3, Immune to all forms of Charms) RANDOM ITEM - The Bitch Queen's Envoy Shld (+3 AC, not usable lawful) (any 1 of these) The Red Knight's Shield (+4 AC) Reinforced Large Shield +2 (+3 AC, +15% res fire/crush, removed in HoW) Back to the main corridor. Now we only have one last set of doors before the BOSS (x 2800 y 720). Before opening this door, I'd cast every single spell you have that can benefit you here. Haste, for example. Open the door, go through, and walk forward until the Odd Little Girl appears and talks to you. She'll turn into Yxunomei the giant Snakey Queen. Yxunomei Note: She can only be hit by certain magical weapons and spells. +2 arrows can hit her, as can Conlan's Hammer (see the Sheemish note above), etc. Also, if you left this level after she's been summoned, she will reset to her default location, which is actually in the top left corner of the map. This doesn't happen if you have the latest patch installed. Kill Yxunomei for 46,000 experience, then search her corpse for the Heartstone Gem, which nets you another 13,000 exp. There are 7 treasure chests in here, half of which are trapped. Naturally they are filled with treasures: Gold 10 Gems 4 Potions Skulls Dead Man's Face Helmet (+1 AC, Immune to Horror & Cloak/Fear, -2 CHA) Translocation Arrows RANDOM ITEM - Hammer Arrows +2 (any 2 of these) Arrows +2 Fire Darts +2 Blinding Darts +2 Bolt +1 Bolt +2 Fire Arrows Ice Arrows Piercing Arrows +1 Confusion Arrows +3 Once that is done, and you have the Heartstone Gem, leave Dragon's Eye and head back to Kuldahar. Kuldahar Revisited: ------------------- When you get back to Kuldahar, you will find it has been overrun by weird monsters called Orogs. The Orogs are near the entrance to town, the Blacksmith, by Arundel's, and the Inn. Once they're cleared out, go visit Arundel. However, it turns out that this isn't Arundel, but rather is someone EVIL. They vanish. Go upstairs to find the real Arundel. He tells you where to go, then dies. He leaves a magic staff behind, only usable by Druids. We now need to go to the Severed Hand, which can be found by leaving Kuldahar and scrolling the map down. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7. [SVRDHN] Severed Hand ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Consisting of the Areas: AR 5000, 5001, 5002, 5003, 5004, 5101, 5102, 5103, 5104, 5201, 5202, 5203, 5204, 5301, 5302, 5303, 5304, 5401, 5402, 5403, 5404 and 5502 The Severed Hand Tower (aka Shattered Hand, or Seldarine Tower) is a complicated dungeon. It starts out as one large tower, but later splits off into 5 mini-towers (each of these has a name in-game, but offhand I don't remember them). Machinery Piece Note: Throughout the Hand are 4 Pieces of Machinery that you will need to restore a machine in the Astrolabe at the top of one of the five towerlets. This is necessary to complete the Hand and unlock the secrets of the Heartstone Gem. Elven Chainmail Note: There are two chance to get Elven Chainmail in this tower. Elven Chain works like normal chainmail, except Fighter/Mage's and Bards can cast spells in them. Plus they allow Thieves to use their thieving skills. Since these are placed randomly, you can either get one, none, or even both. Larrel Note: Do NOT attack Larrel when you find him! He is not your enemy! And if you manage to kill him, then your game is pretty much over (barring a previously saved game). Exterior: (AR 5000) --------- As you approach the Tower, Larrel (the Elven "Lich") comes out, blasts a squirrel (he thought that it was a dwarf), and goes back inside. This is an indication of the type of events that will enfold inside. Go into the tower (x 300 y 250). Level 1: (AR 5001) -------- You will immediately be attacked by Shadowed Orcs, a much tougher breed of Orc. They die just the same, though, giving between 700 and 800 exp (no items, however). Head north and you'll run into some Shadowed Goblins. Keep in mind that most of these Shadowed Orcs and Goblins will have an archer or two in the back, these should be dealt with first. Continue north and you'll pass from the inner circle to the outer circle (x 1450 y 700). To your immediate left are more Shadowed Orcs. This group also includes a Shaman worth 1100 exp. At (x 815 y 650) is a knocked over table with some treasure: Spells - Emotion: Hopelessness (Mage) To your right is the first staircase (x 1125 y 520). We don't want to go up it quite yet, so go south. There is a group of goblin archers here. In the middle of the columns here (x 625 y 940) is pot with some more treasure: Gold Potion of Healing Continue southwards into the next room. When you get into the middle of this room, enemies will appear all around you. Orcs mostly. Another group will attack from the room you came from, and another from the next room. Keep your group together and this won't be tough. There are also some Shadowed Ogres, but they aren't too difficult. Just southwest of the center at (x 450 y 1550) is a hole with some treasure inside: RANDOM ITEM - Two Handed Sword +2: Hammering (20% chance of stun) (any 1 of these) Battle Axe +2: Echoes of Dorn's Deep Two Handed Sword +2: Defender (+1 AC, 10% Slash Resist) Go south into the next room. There are more shadowed Goblins here. In the northeast of this room is a mess of chairs (x 800 y 1600) with some treasure: Gold In the opposite corner of the room (x 920 y 2050) is another thing of treasure: 1 Gem 2 Potions Go east into the next room to find the last battle on this level. Just some more Shadowed Orcs, Archers and Shamans. We are now immediately to the south from where we came in, and if you look carefully you can see a passage to the north that will take you right there. Clever. Anyway, search the thingie at (x 1250 y 1820) to find: Potion of Heroism 1 Gem Go up the stairs (x 1600 y 2050). Level 2: (AR 5002) -------- Immediately you will be attacked by Marksmen, both Goblin and Orc. There are also an upgraded Warrior class of Goblin. These are a little tougher than the Grunts from below, but not much. In the room immediately to your left, on a long table (x 925 y 1750) is some treasure: Spells - Emotion: Courage (Mage) 2 Potions Go into the next room to the northwest, then go north. At (x 500 y 1500) a goblin and some shadowed worgs will appear. At about the same spot you will find the Jester's Bag of Holding. It works like a regular bag of holding except you can only take things OUT of it... and what you get is usually crap. Still on the outer circle, go north into the next room (x 730 y 950). There is a fight here, as well as a Ramp that leads up to the next level. We aren't going up this yet, however, keep it in mind for we will be coming back this way. The next room to the east has nothing in it (except the first set of stairs that we passed by on the previous level, this is where it comes out), so skip it and keep going east to the next room (x 1560 y 615). Once you enter this room, you will suddenly find yourself in the middle of a large Shadowed force. It sure is easy to get ambushed when enemies simply appear out of thin air! Again just keep your group together, take out the archers and Shamans and there's nothing to worry about. In this room there are two treasures. The first is on a table to the right (x 1830 y 420): Gold 2 Potions Spells - Animate Dead (Mage) And the second is on a mess of chairs to the left (x 1530 y 400): RANDOM ITEM - Sanctified Morning Star +3 (2 more 1st level spells) (any 1 of these) Morning Star of Lesser Phasing (+2, 15% chance of phase) Now go back to the Ramp we skipped by (x 566 y 785). We want to go up this to the next level. This is a dead end, so once we are done here, head back down this ramp head into the center to find the Center Stairs (x 1400 y 1300) which lead to the next level. Level 3: (AR 5003) -------- Once we're up the ramp we will almost immediately be besieged upon by more Shadowed enemies. (x 1414 y 466) Go right, then down into the inner circle. There are some Shadowed Goblin Marksmen here, and across the little gulf (which you can't cross). Soon a lot more monsters appear, including Shadowed Ogres and Shaman, so don't separate your forces. Make sure to have archers take out the goblins across the way as well. One of the enemies leaves behind a treasure: RANDOM ITEM - Goktok's Chopper (Axe +2, +4 vs. dwarves, not by good) (any 1 of these) Puny's Poker (+3 Spear) Ring of Dwarven Bone (STR +1, not by good) Head southwest to (x 700 y 970) to find some junk with some treasure hidden inside: Misery's Herald (Flail +4, +5 vs. Elves, 10% chance of Horror) Now go back down the ramp, go to the center stairs and go up those stairs. We are now across the way from where we just were at about (x 1200 y 1300). Head Southwest across the bridge (being mindful to check for traps, of course). Head north to a pile of junk (x 630 y 1265) with some treasure: RANDOM ITEM - Shield of the Hand (+3 AC) (any 1 of these) Great Shield +3 (-2 THAC0, +15% slash/crush/pierce res.) Small Shield +1 Go south now. You will be attacked by Burning Skeletons (who launch fireballs at you) as well as Armored Skeletons. I'd take out the Burning Skeleton first, then go through the Armored Skeletons. Once you're south, then head east until you run into more enemies. With the Burning Skeletons and Armored Skeletons you will also find the new Bladed Skeleton, which are worth 1300 exp. This leads to a door (x 2420 y 1720), go through it. Through here are some more Bladed Skeletons. The only thing to do is go through the next door (x 2620 y 1450). In this room is another Burning Skeleton, more Bladed Skeletons and the powerful new Shattered Souls who shoot energy bolts at you. The Serrated Skeleton had: RANDOM ITEM - Bone Talisman (5 charges of Vampiric Touch) (any 1 of these) Bone Marrow Belt (+1 AC, -2 CHA, +50% slash, -15% crush) Bone Kris of Black Ichor (+2 dagger, 20% chance poison) Serrated Bone Blade (2hnd sword +3, 20% 1d10 cold dmg.) Go back south to the previous room. Now to the west is a weird bit of floor (x 2025 y 1400), which is actually an elevator (called a "Lift"). We're going to be going down this Lift to the previous level in order to retrieve the first piece of Machinery. Machinery Piece Interlude ------------------------------------------. | | | Remembering that we need Four pieces of Machinery (to repair | | the Astrolabe), the first is down this lift. | | | | The Lift leads down a level to a previously inaccessible | | section of the level (located to the right of the previous | | areas). | | | | Once here you are again attacked by Armored Skeletons and | | Shattered Souls. At the earliest possible moment, head SE | | into the corner (x 2640 y 1870) to find some treasure: | | | | Short Sword of Action +2 (+1 Dexterity) SH_SSWD | | | | If you want another fight, head north to (x 2425 y 975) where | | you will find another big battle with Armored Skeletons and | | Shattered Souls. | | | | Go across the bridge north of the lift to the stairs that | | go downstairs (x 1860 y 1240). | | | | Immediately you are beset upon by Bladed Skeletons and the | | newer meaner Severed Souls. The Serrated Blade leaves | | behind: | | | | RANDOM ITEM - Shadowed Robe (AC 4, +15% Magic Res.). | | Shadowed Cloak (+15% Hide in Shadows) | | Shadowed Plate Mail (AC 0, +3 AC Missile) | | Shadowed Boots (+1 AC, +15% Stealth) | | | | To your right there are three chambers, a lower one, a middle | | one and a top one. The lowest one leads only to a big fight. | | If you feel like a fight, by all means. The middle one has a | | treasure in the top right corner (x 2640 y 1150): | | | | RANDOM ITEM - Heavy Crossbow of Accuracy (THAC0 +7) | | (any 1 of these) Light Crossbow of Speed (2 attacks/round) | | Light Crossbow of Defense (+1 AC) | | | | That leaves only the top room. This one actually has the | | smallest enemy force of the three, despite guarding the most | | important treasure (x 2500 y 860): | | | | Piece of Broken Machinery (1 of 4) | | | | Go back up the stairs, and back up the lift to return to | | level 3. | '------------------------------------------------------------------' Once you're back from the side-trip to get the Piece of Machinery, go to the stairs south of the center (x 1350 y 1600), be careful of traps, and up to the next level. Level 4: (AR 5004) -------- Level 4 is a little different from the previous levels. For starters, there are now people you can talk to and no battles. Secondly each set of stairs leading up goes to a completely different tower, which I call the Towerlets. Since the Severed Hand Tower is in the shape of a Hand, these Towerlets are its fingers. The basic strategy of this level, then, is to first explore this level, then go up each towerlet starting with the southernmost one and ending in the rightmost one. This covers everything in the most efficient manner. Let's get to it. We are at about (x 1100 y 1100), which is just left of center. Open the door south of you (x 860 y 1380) and go into the room. In a really cool effect the elves here (who are all long dead) fade in and out. Go left and talk to Telanis (x 380 y 1495) to learn a little about what happened to this tower. There are three groups of treasures in here, each having 2 potions. In the top right corner of this room (x 1300 y 1680), just left of that (x 920 y 1520) and at the very top of the room (x 680 y 1300): 6 Potions Leave the room. Going eastwards you can see a broken lift (x 1450 y 1450). Keep going east a little more skip the next door (x 1750 y 1600), as there is nothing in there. The path curves north. Go north to the next room (x 2040 y 950). Go inside. Search the table (x 2230 y 970) to find some treasure: Gold 2 Potions Spells - Cone of Cold (Mage) There is a little dead elf (technically, she's "shadowed") girl in here. (x 2360 y 895) Talk to her. You can't convince her that her mother is actually dead, however if you want a safe place to rest, she'll provide it. Leave the room. Follow the path to the west, where you will find the Shadowed Elf, Lethias (x 1280 y 810). Talk to him. Convince him that you aren't here to plunder the tower, and he will tell you some more about Larrel. If you do kill Lethias you only get 3000 exp. Go into the door just north and east of him (x 1450 y 720), and search the table (x 1300 y 380): Spells - Emotion: Hope (Mage) Berduskan Black Brew (Coffee, removes fatigue) 2 other Potions Continue west to the last door (x 880 y 950) and go inside. Here we find Lehland (x 550 y 860), who will sell you items. He also knows the names of the five Towerlets, however I still won't refer to them by their names. I'd buy all his Magic Arrows. (In fact, I did) Once that's done, leave the room. Go to the southernmost stairs (x 1450 y 2000) to enter the first towerlet. Towerlet 1 Level 1: (AR 5201) ------------------- This is the "Priest's Tower". You are in a large elven shrine, and in the middle of the shrine is a priestess named Denaini (x 640 y 680). Talk to her. Convince her that you mean no harm to the tower, then proceed to ask her questions about Larrel and the Tower. Eventually she'll ask that you kill the imprisoned priest's in the levels above you. Agree to do this (you ARE freeing their souls, after all). Also, when you find the Holy Water, this is where you bring it. Give it to Denaini. Go up the stairs (x 315 y 875). Towerlet 1 Level 2: (AR 5202) ------------------- There are lots of Shadowed Elven Priest's all over this level. Prepare for a large battle. They won't all attack you at first, they seem to wait for you to move closer to them. The Clerics are worth 1400 exp, while the Acolytes only 1100. None of them have any treasures. Search the chest (x 790 y 530) to find: 1 Gem Potion of Healing RANDOM ITEM - War Hammer +2 (+1 Electrical Dmg.) (any 1 of these) War Hammer of Sparks +2 (50% chance 1d3 electrical dmg) Sanctified War Hammer +2 (Additional Spells) At the left end of the room are some casks (x 315 y 590) with treasure: Gold Potion of Hill Giant Strength Go up the next stairs (x 315 y 900). Towerlet 1 Level 3: (AR 5203) ------------------- Not surprisingly, again you find yourself in a group of Shadowed Clerics. These ones appear to have been in a meeting of some sort. Take them out the same way you did the others. There is also a Shadowed Elven Priest here who is worth 1700 exp. When killed she has a treasure on her: RANDOM ITEM - Symbol of Shevarash (Infravision) (any 1 of these) Symbol of Corellon Lorethian (+2 THAC0) Symbol of Solonar Thelandira (+2 Missile THAC0) Symbol of Labelas Enoreth (+1 INT, mage only) Search the treasure chest on the podium (x 680 y 420) to find: Piece of Broken Machinery (2 of 4) Gold 1 Potion RANDOM ITEM - Elven Chainmail of the Hand +3 (AC 2, +20% cold res.) (any 1 of these) Ring of Strength (+1 STR, -1 DEX) Potion of Strength Transference (perm. -1 STR, +1 DEX) In the southern part of the room is another chest (x 650 y 710): Spells - Minor Globe of Invulnerability (Mage) 1 Cursed Potion South of that chest is another chest (x 715 y 825): Potion of Heroism 1 Gem Go up the next stairs (x 910 y 775). Towerlet 1 Level 4: (AR 5204) ------------------- This level should look very different, as it has actual rooms, and you start in one of them. Open the door at (x 530 y 680) to get to the center. Once in the center you can see that there are 5 new rooms to explore. We'll start with the room immediately to your left (or, one clockwise from the room we entered from). (x 450 y 566) Open the door and enter. Not surprisingly we find some Acolytes and a Priest. Search their chest (x 260 y 500) for treasure: Spells - Remove Curse (Mage) Ring of Sanctuary (allows a Priest to cast Sanctuary 5x) Potion of Regeneration Next room (x 550 y 470), open the door and go in. No battle this time, just search the cabinet on the north wall (x 550 y 212) for treasure: 2 Potions Spells - Remove Paralysis (Priest) Next room (x 700 y 466), open the door and go in. No battle. Search the treasure chest up against the far wall (x 830 y 300): 1 Gem Potion of Absorption Spells - Protection from Fire (Priest) Next room (x 790 y 590), open the door and go in. Get the chest (x 1080 y 540) for more treasure: Spells - Flame Strike (Priest) Potion of Mind Focusing Last room (x 710 y 670), open the door and go in. As with the first room we opened, this one has some Clerics in it. Just south of the door, at the end of the bed is a chest (x 730 y 800): Spells - Cure Serious Wounds (Priest) Emotion: Courage (Mage) Barrel of Holy Water (give to Denaini) 2 Potions At the other end of the other bed is another chest (x 905 y 805): Spells - Flame Strike (Priest) Elixir of Health Symbol of Sehanine Moonbow (5 charges each/ Know Alignment and Find Traps) Go back down to Denaini's Level and talk to her. Tell her that you have killed the Priest's to get 24000 exp and: Edley's Sling (+2 dmg., +3 THAC0) Talk to her about her duties to find out about how the Shrine used to look. Then talk to her again and give her the Holy Water. You get 52500 exp and: Sune's Laurel of Favor (Helm any can wear, +1 AC, +1 CHA) Note: You won't get this item if you don't have the latest patch installed. It may say that you get an item, but nothing will show up. This is fixed in v1.06. Leave the Towerlet and return to Level 4. Go to the far left stairs (x 350 y 1160) and go up to the second Towerlet. Towerlet 2 Level 1: (AR 5101) ------------------- You will immediately notice Larrel muttering to himself (talking backwards, like Yoda). He blew up this tower, so we'll have to go back down. The next staircase (x 1050 y 700) is blocked, which brings us to the top right corner staircase (x 2050 y 500). Go up. Towerlet 3 Level 1: (AR 5301) ------------------- To your north is a door (x 640 y 760), open it and go in. But be ready for a big battle. Wander into the chamber and Shadowed Elves will appear around the room. I'd take out their magic user and archers first. Search the pile of junk in the top right (x 940 y 360) for some treasure: RANDOM ITEM - Long Bow of Marksmanship (+2 dmg., +3 Thac0, min 12 STR) (any 1 of these) Long Bow of Action +2 (+1 DEX, min STR 12) Composite Long Bow of the Hand +2 Go up the next stairs (x 800 y 1000). Towerlet 3 Level 2: (AR 5302) ------------------- This level looks a lot like the last one, except there's no door to open. Just go north into the impending battle. This is the infamous WAR ROOM that I keep talking about. Again take out the mage first, then the cleric (to the right and left of you respectively). Once that's done, search the table just right of the Map table (x 920 y 480): Piece of Broken Machinery (3 of 4) And search the table south of that one (x 860 y 600): Spells - Stoneskin (Mage) Ice Lance (Mage) 1 Gem The last table to be searched is left of the Map table (x 385 y 540): Oil of Firey Burning Spells - Otiluke's Resilient Sphere (Mage) Cloudkill (Mage) Gold Of all the spells here, Stoneskin is the most useful for a mage as it prevents him from getting killed. Once that is done, head up the next stairs (x 825 y 975). Towerlet 3 Level 3: (AR 5303) ------------------- We have to go around these stairs in front of us to get to the good stuff on this level. Go left to (x 345 y 725) to find an Elven Officer. His room holds no treasure, so continue north to the next room (x 310 y 500). This room has a cabinet with treasure (x 515 y 460): Gold Potion of Freedom Spells - Protection from Lightning (Priest) Continue north then east where you will confront another Elven Officer. Kill him and go into the room (x 650 y 330). There are more Officers in here. Kill them then search the cabinet for more treasure (x 570 y 340): Berduskan Black Brew (Coffee) 1 Gem Potion of Agility Continue east to the next room (x 975 y 500), which has yet another officer. Search the chest in the room (x 850 y 500) for more treasure: Potion of Storm Giant Strength (STR 24) Arrows of the Hand (+2 arrows) RANDOM ITEM - Life's Gift (Long Sword +2, 15% chance to heal self) (any 1 of these) Long Sword of the Hand +3 Long Sword of Action +2 (+1 DEX) And now southwards to the last room (x 940 y 715). Search the cabinet here (x 880 y 620) for treasure: Spells - Remove Curse (Priest) Go up the stairs (x 465 y 850). Towerlet 3 Level 4: (AR 5304) ------------------- This is the Arboretum level. Talk to the caretaker here and he will ask for Seeds, Water or Animals. We don't have these things right now, nor will we for quite some time. When you do get any of these objects, simply return here and give them to this fellow for some experience. Go back down to Tower level four, and prepare to go up the last set of stairs (x 2600 y 1200). Towerlet 4 Level 1: (AR 5401) ------------------- Talk to the elf woman here (she moves around). She is Kaylessa the warrior trainer of the Tower. She, like Denaini, wants you to kill her former friends to set them free. Agree to do this. She has the final piece of broken machinery that we need to fix the astrolabe and will trade it for that price. While you're here you can also open up the two doors here (they're locked) and fight some Shadowed Orc Grunts and a Shadowed Ogre and get some gold (x 450 y 200). Once that's done, go up the stairs (x 400 y 780). Towerlet 4 Level 2: (AR 5402) ------------------- You are immediately attacked on this level. Three Elves meet you at the stairs, with archers hitting you from afar. No treasures on this level. The next stairs are blockaded, luckily there is a big ramp in the north of this room that leads up (x 500 y 220). Towerlet 4 Level 3: (AR 5403) ------------------- Another battle with archers on this level. Once they're cleaned out, search the northern table (x 640 y 250) for treasure: Spells - Beltyn's Burning Blood (Mage) Gold 1 Gem There is another table in the southeast (x 815 y 550): Arrows of the Hand Notice that there is a passage that leads out to the LEFT. This is eventually where we want to go. But first go up the stairs (x 400 y 650). The Roof: (AR 5404) --------- This is where the Elves of the tower raised their Hippogriffs, but that was a long time ago. Now there's nothing but spiders here (and a book about hippogriffs). Once one door is opened, they're all opened and the spiders will attack. They're Wraith Spiders, worth 1400 exp each. You can search the rooms, but there's only some gold and a book. Go back down to Kaylessa (I'd save it before you go to her level, in case you get bad treasure from her) and talk to her. Tell her that her soldier's are resting and you get 52500 exp. Oh, and she wants you to kill her as well. Do so: Piece of Broken Machinery (4 of 4) Boots of Speed RANDOM ITEM - Kaylessa's Ring (+15% Hide in Shadows) (any 1 of these) Kaylessa's Gloves (+1 DEX, +1 AC) Kaylessa's Chainmail (AC 2, +1 Dex, Elven Chain) Kaylessa's Bow (+3 Dmg., +3 To Hit, +1 DEX, min STR 15) Side Passage: (AR 5502) ------------- Go back up to the third level here, and take the side passage that I noted earlier. The objective here is to cross from right to left. In your way are a bunch or Shadowed Elves. Nothing you haven't face before. Take out the mage and cleric first. Then leave this area to the left. Final Towerlet Level 1: (AR 5104) ----------------------- We are now on the level just above where Larrel was sighted blasting the tower apart. So, although we're technically in Towerlet 2, I still call it "Final Towerlet". As soon as you get here, the northern door will open, and shadowed elves will attack. Take out the mage and clerics first ignoring the warriors. Gradually, several doors will open revealing a new foe (or foes) for you to fight. Searching the western room (x 460 y 540) reveals a chemistry set with some treasure (x 200 y 460): Spells - Greater Malison (Mage) Improved Invisibility (Mage) Potion of Genius The northwest room has a table in the corner (x 315 y 325): Diary of Evayne Gold Potion of Clarity RANDOM ITEM - Robe of the Hand (AC 9, -2 DEX, 40% res Fire, Cold, Elec) (any 1 of these) Dagger +2 Staff of the Hand +3 The northeast room had nothing but a mage. The eastern room has a big long table (x 960 y 450) with some treasure: Spells - Protection from Normal Missiles (Mage) 2 Potions Go back to the first room, and up the stairs (x 950 y 777). Final Towerlet Level 2: (AR 5102) ----------------------- I call this room, the Library. Talk to the librarian here. He has a lot of books for you to borrow, but the only one that has significance (that I know of anyway) is the book on Mythal Theory. When you get back to Kuldahar, give that to Orrick the Mage for some experience and an item. (more on that later) Go up the last set of stairs to the END OF THE SEVERED HAND. The Astrolabe: (AR 5103) -------------- You will find Larrel (the dude in black and red) in the center, but he has nothing much to say right now. Talk instead to the mage just north of him. Give him the pieces of the machine one by one (24000, 35000, 24000 & 35000 exp) to fix the Astrolabe. Once that is done, talk to Larrel about the Heartstone Gem. You can also talk to him about how the Tower came to be like this, and give him his daughter's (Evayne) journal from below. Talking about the Heartstone leads to a movie, which tells you that you need to go to Dorn's Deep. Larrel then offers to teleport you there (or to Kuldahar). I'd go to Kuldahar, if for no more reason than to deliver a book to Orrick. Kuldahar: --------- Go to Orrick's Tower (x 350 y 820), and give him the Book on Mythal Theory. For your trouble you get 24000 exp and: RANDOM ITEM - Girdle of Labelas (cast Haste once/day, Free Action) (any 1 of these) Mithran's Cloak (+3 AC, +2 Saving Throws) Elfbone Ring of Kiran-Hai (+2 Save Para/Pois/Death) Once you're resupplied and ready to go, on to Dorn's Deep! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 8. [DRNDPP] Dorn's Deep ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- When you first go to Dorn's Deep you start Chapter 4. Exterior: (AR 6000) ------------------- Wander left along the path until you are confronted by a Neo Orog. Fight him and his friends. Head north, kill the rest of the Orogs, and enter Dorn's Deep Cave (x 460 y 160). Main Cavern: (AR 6001) ------------ This Cavern could also be called the Blue Mushroom Cavern. Once you have entered you will be attacked by some Blue Mushrooms (Myconids). These things are very easy to beat, but only yield 750 exp. Bet you're missing those 1500 exp Cold Wights from Dragon's Eye. There are three major places to go here, and a couple minor places. The eventual goal is to enter Dorn's Deep Hall which is in the far Southwest. But before that we have some things to do. What you might want to do first is to go south and clear out some of the Myconids, but we're going right. At (x 580 y 330) there is a path that follows the north wall to the right. Follow this path rightwards. You will be passing various Myconids to the south. Keep going until you get to the cave at (x 2090 y 220). This cave (AR 6008) is a Neo Orog lair. Once they're cleaned out leave the cave. Continue to the right. There will be a small building (x 3030 y 560). Go inside. (AR 6014) Here we find Bandoth the Recluse. Save it before talking to him in case this goes badly. (Don't say anything about Snooping around!) There are two reasons to talk to him: one to get a Subquest, and two to buy spells. However, he is a temperamental sort and will attack you if insulted. Oh, and if you talk to him after getting the Razorvine without having talked to him before, the subquest won't come up. Talk to him until he brings up Razorvine and agree to find it. QUEST: Find Bandoth's Razorvine Extract Head back along the path to the left. Then head southwards. Slip down the passage at (x 633 y 1775). Continue south as far as possible, then turn eastwards. Once you can't go east any further, turn north until you see a really big cave (x 2280 y 1865). Enter this cave. (AR 6007) This is an Ettin Lair. There are about four Ettins in here. Take them out one by one. You will find the corpse of Bandoth's Assistant at (x 720 y 560). Search it for the Razorvine Extract. Return to Bandoth and give him the bottle. You get 42000 exp and some "information." Return to the left near the entrance. Drop a little south, then head east until you reach the cave (x 1550 y 450). Go inside. (AR 6009) This is an Orc Elite cave. Clear them out. This is also as good a place to rest as any. Head west to (x 930 y 1500), and then head south, east, and eventually north. This will be a plaza with several large statues. There are also some Ettins here. Head east, and then south. There is a bridge at (x 3150 y 1890), cross it and enter the main complex (x 3500 y 1700). Dorn's Deep Main Hall: (AR 6002) ---------------------- Welcome to the first major area of Dorn's Deep. You are in a hallway, and just north of your position is a very very large ambush involving a great deal of Drow. I'd inch forward until you spot a few enemies, then immediately halt, retreat a little and then slaughter the enemies. Also maybe you could launch out some area spells. Each of the Drow Spellswords has a +1 weapon, but at this point you shouldn't need them. Drows are worth about 3000 exp each. There are also Neo Orog Marauders (1500 exp, High Quality LS) and Orc Elite Archers. There are two directions to go, left or right. We'll go right (x 2500 y 1700). This leads to an Orog Barracks of some sort. There is a really big Orog (Neo Orog General) here who is worth 2000 exp, but only carries a High Quality Two Handed weapon. Just north of this room is a forge (x 2150 y 1000). Continue north and east to find more Drow hiding in the forge. There are the new Drow Vanguard's here with their nasty crossbows. If you kill the Vanguards quickly enough you can get their Bolts of Biting. Otherwise they simply have +1 weapons and armors. Search by one of the forges (x 2400 y 640) to find some spiffy treasure: Mithral Field Plate +2 (AC 0, not magical) Axe of Caged Souls (+3, +5 vs. Cadaverous Undead) Bolt of Lightning Bolt of Biting Heavy Crossbow of Accuracy (+2 Dmg., +7 THAC0) Head west to the little round room (x 1630 y 1150). There are more Orogs in here. The north passage leads to a conference table, but don't go that way yet. Continue west. There are even more Orogs in this room. To the south you can see the passage back to our first major battle here. Go north. Here is yet another Drow ambush, with Spellswords and Vanguards. Take these goons out (I used Haste to great effect). Then enter Krilag's Cave to your immediate north (x 600 y 750). Krilag's Cave: (AR 6003) -------------- Head westward until an Umber Hulk named Saablik Tan talks to you. He has an interesting little story, but to make things short, he wants you to retrieve an item for him and kill the leader of the Orogs, Krilag. We'll get to Krilag in just a moment, but first head southwest, and then west to find some Ettins. From them turn south until you find a corpse (x 690 y 1940). Just left of him is some treasure: Kalabac's Journal RANDOM ITEM - Battle Axe +3: Fatigue (20% chance target is slowed) (any 1 of these) Doom Halberd +3 (50% chance 2d3 fire dmg., 15% slowed, removed in HoW) Star Forged Halberd +3 (+1 DEX, 15% slowed, +5% slash, removed in HoW) Poisonous Battle Axe +2 (HoW only, 25% poison) Charged Battle Axe +2 (HoW only, 50% 1d3 elec dmg. 15% stun) Life Halberd +2 (HoW only, 10% chance to heal 1d6) Kalabac was Bandoth's assistant. How the Razorvine moved from here into the Ettin lair is beyond me. Head north back to where the Ettins were, then go east, and then northeast to (x 2200 y 950). Go east, then south. Soon you will come up to Krilag the leader of the Orogs. Ask him for his badge, then fight him and his goons. Krilag is worth a mere 3000 exp. Search his body to find: Note to Krilag Gold Krilag's Badge (1 of 6) Cairn Blade (Two Handed +4) There are going to be 6 of these badges, and this was the first. Return to Saablik and talk to him. For your trouble of removing Saablik you get 56000 exp (and you get to keep the badge). We're done in this cave, so time to leave it. The Great Dwarven Trap of Dorn's Deep: (AR 6010) -------------------------------------- Go south, east, and north to the great circular table (x 1448 y 713). There are three rings on this table: an outer ring (Hammer & Anvil), a middle ring (Two Crossed Axes) and the inner ring (Two Interlocking Circles). Go north of the table to find the hidden door (x 1575 y 500). Open it and go in. The basic idea of this trap is to step on the correct symbol (based on the table) to disarm each ring of the trap. If you step on any incorrect symbol you get blasted with a bolt of lightning. Go first around the outside to the first symbol -- the Hammer and Anvil (x 900 y 410). Once that is done you can step anywhere on the outer ring. Now move down around to the second symbol -- the Two Axes -- (x 590 y 740) to unlock the middle ring. Now just a little up and left is the final symbol -- the Interlocking Rings (x 533 y 525) to unlock the rest of the trap. Go back to the table room. Of all the statues, only one has his hammer down. (the statue immediately to your right) Click on the hammer (x 1685 y 540). You get another 56000 exp. Now go back into the trap room. The inner ring of symbols has turned into a spiral staircase, which leads downward to the rest of Dorn's Deep. We are now right under the trap room (AR 6011). Going down the stairs you will see a corpse. To the left of that corpse is a trap, and to the right of it is a scroll. You can read the scroll if you want, but it isn't too important. Head south and out to the next area. The Great Forge: (AR 6004) ---------------- Go up the stairs to find the Ghost, Norlinor. Talk to him and tell him that no, you aren't the defiler. Then pump him for information on what happened here and anything about the mage Terikan. Offer to destroy Terikan and he will tell you that the only way to do this would be to find Terikan's life force and "remove it from this plane," by placing it within Jamoth's Tomb. Sounds simple enough. Past Norlinor are 3 doors, enter any of them (they all lead to the same place). Undead Crypts: (AR 6005) -------------- You will immediately be best upon by many many undead. Ghouls, zombies, all sorts. Nothing serious, yet. Note: If you need to rest, go back to the furnace room and rest. Right in the middle are 6 searchable crypts (x 1130 y 1450). Search them for treasure: Bottom Left (Trapped) Large Shield +1, +4 vs. Missiles RANDOM ITEM - Studded Leather of Resistance +3 (15% weapon resist., removed in HoW) Chaos Dagger +3 (20% chance enemy is diseased, +1 AC) Mage Dagger +3 (+1 1,2,3 level spells, +20% fire res) Large Shield of STR +1 (+1 STR, +2 AC, +10% slash res, removed in HoW) RANDOM MISSILES - Arrows of Fire Arrows of Piercing Static Darts +3 (+2d3 electrical dmg) Bolts of Biting Middle Right (Trapped) RANDOM ITEM - Warhammer +3: Lifegiver (20% chance heals 1d4) Fire Flail +3 (50% chance of 2d6 fire damage, removed in HoW) Star Forged Warhammer +4 (+10% magic res, +2 save spells, removed in HoW) Morningstar of the Gods +3 (WIS+1, AC+1, +1 L1,L2 spells, removed in HoW) Reinforced Large Shield +2 (HoW only, +1 AC v missiles, +15 fire res. & crushing res.) Large Shield of Strength +1 (HoW only, +2 AC, +1 STR, +1 AC v. missile, +10 slash & pierce res.) Top Left Small Shield +1 Top Right RANDOM MISSILES - Bolts of Lightning Arrows of Fire Bullets of Fire +2 Go left. (Careful to look out for traps) Asides from finding more traps and enemies, there are 11 crypts here to search. (x 600 y 870) Dagger +1 RANDOM ITEM - Short Sword of Shadows +3 (+15% stealth) Holdfast (long sword +3, 15% chance to Hold) Two Handed Sword +3: Bane (10% magic res., 25% disease, removed in HoW) Bastard Sword +2 Conflagration (10% chance of fireball) Bastard Sword +3: Defender (+2 AC, 10% weapon res., removed in HoW) Bastard Sword of Greater Phasing +3 (15% phased, removed in HoW) RANDOM MISSILES - Bolts of Biting Static Darts +3 (+2d3 electrical dmg) Bolts of Lightning War Hammer +1 Two Handed Sword +1 Large Shield +1, +4 vs. Missiles RANDOM MISSILES - Bullets of Fire +2 Arrows of Fire Arrows of Piercing Back to the middle, then go up the stairs. (x 1200 y 1275) Very quickly you will bump into Terikan, the Lich. Now, you can destroy his physical form, but that doesn't kill him. He'll just get back up and try to kill you again. This kind of gets annoying fast. The first time you kill him you get 10,000 experience and all his minions die. If he comes back again, you will have to kill him, but you get no experience for it. There are 8 crypts up on this level: (some trapped) Short Sword +1 Terikan's Key (opens the door behind you) Heavy Crossbow of Accuracy (+2 Dmg, +7 Thac0) RANDOM MISSILES - Static Darts +3 (+2d3 electrical dmg) Bolts of Lightning more... RANDOM ITEM - Ring of Aura Transfusion (increased regen., -5% mag res., (any 1 of these) removed in HoW) Ring of Reckless Action (-2 AC penalty, +1 attack/round, removed in HoW) Ring of the Protector +2 (+2 AC, 10% magic resistance) Potion of Arcane Absorption (permanent +10% magic res., removed in HoW) Scarab of Defense (+2 save vs. petrification/polymorph) White Bishop (summons a Priest) Potion of Aura Enhancement (perm. +1 INT, +5% mag res., removed in HoW) Open the doors (x 1620 y 460) to enter the Hall of Heroes. Hall of Heroes: (AR 6006) --------------- Let's get rid of Terikan as fast as we can. Head up to the fourth crypt on the left (x 750 y 925). Enter the crypt, detrap the coffin and the pedestal near the coffin. Search the pedestal (x 435 y 985) to find: Terikan's Phylactery Search the coffin to find: Terikan's Journal Spells - Antimagic Shell (Mage) Chaos (Mage) Domination (Mage) Now enter Jamoth's Tomb (x 1675 y 1075), which is the second tomb on the right (from the entrance). Once you are inside, you will hear some screaming as Terikan is destroyed. (52,500 experience) With Terikan out of the way, we can then loot the Hall of Heroes. The pedestal in Jamoth's Tomb has some treasure: Axe of Caged Souls +3 (+5 vs. cadaverous undead) Potions Spells - Monster Summoning III (Mage) First tomb on the right side (x 1920 y 1270) has a Trapped pedestal with treasure: RANDOM ITEM - Short Sword of Shadows +3 (+15% stealth) Holdfast (long sword +3, 15% chance to Hold) Two Handed Sword +3: Bane (10% magic res., 25% disease, removed in HoW) Bastard Sword +2 Conflagration (10% chance of fireball) Bastard Sword +3: Defender (+2 AC, 10% weapon res., removed in HoW) Bastard Sword of Greater Phasing +3 (15% phased, removed in HoW) First tomb on the left side (x 1475 y 1540) has a trapped coffin with treasure: Mail of Life (AC 2, +10 HP, regenerative) Second tomb on the left side (x 1225 y 1340) has a Greater Mummy hiding within (8000 experience). Search the coffin to find: Owain's Lullabye (casts Cone of Cold, bards) Gaznak's Tomb, third on the right (x 1440 y 890) has a trap on the floor. Search the coffin to find: Blessed Helm of Lathander (AC +2, can cast Cure Moderate Wounds, etc.) Reznath's Tomb, third on the left (x 990 y 1140) has a coffin with: Reznath's Journal (not terribly important) Evayne's Tomb, fourth on the right (x 1200 y 700), search one of the pedestals behind the coffin to find: Evayne's Journal (take this to Larrel back in the Severed Hand for Exp) That is that for the Hall of Heroes, go back two screens to find Norlinor the Ghost. You will find him at the BOTTOM of the Forge room. (x 1350 y 1280) Talk to him to get 84,000 experience. Then open up the Forge itself (x 1370 y 1140) to find: Forge Key (opens the big doors at the end of the Hall of Heroes) The Celebrant's Blade (Axe +4) Return to the Hall of Heroes, and go to the far end of it. There you will find a pair of Bronze Sentries (5000 exp each) guarding the doors (x 500 y 400). Once they are dead, open them and go through to enter Wyrm's Tooth and Chapter 5. Note: You don't actually need to kill the Bronze Sentries, if you want, you can walk right past them and through the door. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 9. [WYRMTT] Wyrm's Tooth ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Exterior: (AR 7005) --------- Once arrived, you will be attacked by Ice and Snow Trolls. Also found around this area are more Yeti. We are in the top left of the map at the moment, so go down. Along the way you will encounter more Ice/Snow trolls. At (x 835 y 2000) you find a broken bridge. This will need to be repaired, if only you had a method of doing such a thing. Go right across the little ice bridge, and then up and into the Aquarium (x 1920 y 1275). The Ice Aquarium: (AR 7001) ----------------- Once inside, you will be confronted by an Ice Salamander. Tell him that you are there to see his leader. He takes you to talk to Kerish. Tell him that you are a "simple traveler" (though it doesn't matter what you tell him you are) and he thinks that you are instead a spy from the Boss. You can ask him some questions if you like, about the dead bodies around, who he is, who runs the place, etc. Ask about who is in charge to learn about Joril the Frost Giant, who lives in the cave across the broken bridge. He is currently a lieutenant of the Boss, and therefore would have one of the 6 badges we are after (already having the Krilag's Badge). If you ask him about the bodies he asks for your help in gathering up the slaves from the lower level. Agree to this for the moment. Note: Whenever you get close to an Ice Salamander you will take damage from their "cold aura." There is one other person to talk to on this level, but we'll get to her later. For now, go left, below the frozen tank in the middle, to the stairs to the lower level (x 2360 y 2425). The Slave Level: (AR 7003) ---------------- There are many slaves on this level, but only two that we need to talk to. Go left and talk to Soth (x 100 y 340). Ask him about the books, then mention that you need an Engineering book to fix a bridge. He gives you one, which is worth 112500 experience. We can now fix the bridge. Go right and talk to Gareth at the table (x 1425 y 300). Gareth wonders if you are there to re-enslave them, reassure him that you aren't. Then he tells you the story of their daring escape from one level of the complex to the lower level. Of course, now they are trapped there. They can't go up for the monsters, and they can't go out because they don't have the key. Agree to try to get this key from the Salamanders. Go back up. The Ice Aquarium: (AR 7001) ----------------- Go up, skip the next 2 passages to the left and go left on the third passage. Continue left to find the slave Vera (x 230 y 1250). Talk to her. Convince her that you are a friend and that you are helping to get Gareth and the others freed. She tells you to get to it. The Ice Salamander near where Vera is tells you he sometimes hears "noises" around the corner. Offer to check it out for him. Go talk to Vera, then return to the Salamander. Either tell him there's nothing to worry about or tell him about Vera -- although he'll go kill her. No matter which you choose, you get 80,000 exp. Vera has an Amulet +1 (pickpocket her) if you need it. Go back to Kerish and talk to him. Remember that Kerish is on the right side of the Aquarium. Ask Kerish for the key to the surface. He quite easily gives the key to you (60,000 experience) convinced that you know what you are doing. Evil Note: If you'd rather, you can kill Vera and collect a reward of experience from Kerish, then kill the slaves and get more experience from him. Return to the lower level and give Gareth the key. (60,000 experience) All the slaves leave. Tell Gareth that Vera is alright for 80,000 experience. You can follow them through the doors to the south, which lead out of the Aquarium, however, what you should do is go back up one level and take out all the monsters there. Note: If you didn't get the Book from Soth, he drops it where he was standing. You can then pick it up at any time. Once back on the main level, all the monsters turn hostile. Kill them. Be sure to take out Kerish to get his treasure: Spear of Kerish (+3, +10% fire res., 5% chance 1d6 cold dmg) RANDOM ITEM - Two Handed Axe of Greater Phasing +2 (1D10+2, 15% Phased, (any 1 of these) 25% 1D4 Cold, removed in HoW) Spendelard's Protector (Staff + 1, +1 AC, + 1 save spell) Two Handed Axe of Resistance +3 (1D10+3, +2 all saves, +10% resist all, removed in HoW) Long Cleaver (Halberd +4) Potion of Life Transference (+1 STR, -1 CON) Be sure to talk to Vera again to get another 80,000 experience. She then leaves happy. Once all that is done, head outside again. Exterior: (AR 7005) --------- Go back to the bridge (which is left and a little down at x 835 y 2000). The bridge will automatically be repaired (60,000 experience) and you can now cross it and enter the cave (x 330 y 2250). Joril's Cave: (AR 7004) ------------- Inside is a pack of Winter Wolves and their nasty Cones of Cold. Kill them and go left. The passage is very narrow. There is another passage that goes up, ignore it for the moment and continue left. You will see two big Frost Giant guards, ignore them and continue left. Near the Throne you will find Joril (x 1200 y 2050). There are three ways to handle Joril: 1) Talk to him, 2) Simply attack him, or 3) ignore him. 1) Talk to him. You can trick him into giving you the badge for 80,000 experience (requires a 12 Charisma or higher). If you are a Paladin, then ask him to free the slaves for 180,000 experience, however, he will then attack you. You get 80,000 experience however you get Joril's Badge and an additional 80,000 if you tricked Joril into giving it to you. Joril's death is worth only 9000 exp, but has some neat treasure: Joril's Badge (2 of 6, if he didn't give it to you earlier) Random Gem Chainmail +2 Joril's Axe (2 handed, 1d12 +3, +1 CON, -1 DEX) RANDOM ITEM - War Hammer +5 Redemption (Dispels Charm and Dire Charm) (any 1 of these) War Hammer +3 Giant's Sleep (+4 THAC0) War Hammer of Phasing +2 (10% disease, 15% 1d4 cold dmg, removed in HoW) Static Star +3 (15% Slow, 25% 2d3 elec. dmg., removed in HoW) Sanctified War Hammer +3 (bonus priest spells, removed in HoW) Fire Flail +3 (HoW only, 50% 2d6 fire dmg) 2) Simply attack him. You get only the 9000 experience for killing him, the 80,000 for getting the badge and his items. 3) (from Andrew Quah) Ignore Joril, don't talk to him or anything. (may still work if you talked to Joril, but didn't get his badge or kill him) Wander on over to the slaves and help them escape. After clearing the caves of trolls and Kontik, Davin will ask you to kill Gorg, the Giant at the entrance. Do so. Now Davin and his friends are freed getting you the 180,000 exp and the extra experience for not blowing your cover. Even better, have your paladin insist that Joril free the slaves for another 180,000 exp (after which events unfold as in the first option above). This does NOT work if you talked to Joril earlier and obtained his badge. There is a small passage that continues left, take it. Here you will find more Frost Giants and Winter Wolves. Once they are dead, you can search the giant bags here for treasure. One is at (x 140 y 1750): 3 Potions Spell - Raise Dead (Priest) Another is to the right at (x 600 y 1820): 2 Potions Go up. After a few more Giants and Wolves, you will find another Bag on the left side (x 300 y 1370): 2 Potions Wand of Heaven Spells - Insect Plague (Priest) Just to the right you can search a rock for some more items (x 415 y 1250): 2 Potions Continue up and search the bed (x 320 y 910): Spells - Spike Stones (Priest) 2 Potions Dagger of Venom At the top of the wall, in the left corner you will find two more bags (x 380 y 650), (x 425 y 630): Spells - Champion's Strength (Priest) Cloak of Protection +2 Leather Armor +2 Dagger +2, Longtooth 4 Potions Go down, then right to the next bag (x 890 y 1080): 2 Potions 13 Darts Go right and up to the last bag (x 1070 y 570): (from Fellcor Lim) Oil of Speed Elixer of Health Blur Deck Scimitar +3, Frostbrand (+50% fire resistance) Go down then right again, past the giant skeleton of a dead dragon, to the human slave pens. There you want to talk with Davin (x 1675 y 1400). He tells you that the humans are sacrificed to a beast to the south. Agree to help him. Go back to Joril's throne room, then go right, and up. You will find the sacrificial altar here (x 1900 y 1950): Ring of Holiness (Bonus Priest spells) Gauntlets of Infernal Damnation (CURSED) Spells - Symbol of Pain (Priest) 4 Potions Go right from there to find the Wyrms. Talk to the main Wyrm, but you are going to have to fight them anyway. Kill the 5 of them. Then search their lair for treasures. The first is at (x 2800 y 1980): Gold Lots of Gems The second is at (x 2875 y 1900): Mithril Field Plate Armor Broken Armor Citern of War (Lute, plays Emotion: Courage) Long Bow of Marksmanship Gold Rings Return to Davin for a reward, 420,000 experience. He then asks you to remove any other "hazards" from the cave so that he and his friends can escape. Go right then up to the doorway (x 1820 y 700). Enter. There are Yeti here to be beaten. Go down, kill the trolls here. Ignore the passage further south (past the dragon skeleton) and go right. Clear out all the trolls here, then go back left and south under the skeleton. Here you will find the second worshiper of Auril, Kontik, and his Black Ice Knights. I'd kill Kontik first to prevent spellcasting, then work on the Knights. I also summoned up a Fire Elemental to help out. Kontik has some nice treasure: Robe of Evil Archmagi Breath of Auril (Dagger +3, +1 INT, -1 CHA, CURSED, can't be removed) Ring of Protection +2 Kontik's Ring of Wizardry (doubles 1st and 2nd level spells) RANDOM ITEM - Static Short Sword +3 (+1d4 electric dmg) (any 1 of these) Long Sword +3, Enforcer (bonus mage spells) Two Handed Sword +4, Backbiter (+1d6 piercing dmg, removed in HoW) Patriot Helm (+2 AC) Two Handed Sword +3: Bane (HoW only, 25% disease, 10% mag res.) Bastard Sword of Greater Phasing (HoW only, 15% phased) You can then search the 2 huts to the left (x 2500 y 1575), (x 2400 y 1635): Barrel of Pure Water (give to elf in shattered hand arboretum) Spells - Globe of Invulnerability (Mage) Chain Lightning (Mage) Otiluke's Freezing Sphere (Mage) 4 Potions Return to Davin again to free him for which you gain 180,000 experience. You are now done in this cave, so leave it. Exterior: (AR 7005) --------- Go back across the bridge, then right across the other bridge, continuing right across the circular plaza. Go right across the next bridge, then go up. There will be ice/snow trolls here. Continue up to the stairs at (x 3600 y 170). Go up the stairs. Wyrm's Tooth: (AR 7000) ------------- If you came to Wyrm's Tooth from the Main Map, this is the area you would come to. The Aquarium Exterior (where we came from) is in the lower left cave. The Main Map can be reach from the Top Right. The big cave at the top leads inside the lower slave level of the Aquarium. Note: At this point, you probably want to drop by Kuldahar to sell off any excess items you have. Then you can go give Evayne's Journal to Larrel (if you haven't already) and the Barrel of Pure Water to the Arboretum, both in the Severed Hand. Giving the Pure Water is worth 120,000 experience and the Journal is worth 56,000 exp. Go right to the lower right passage which leads to Lower Dorn's Deep and Chapter 6. (x 1100 y 625) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10. [LWRDRN] Lower Dorn's Deep ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lower Dorn's Deep is an odd area, as it is the most non-linear part of the game. What we are doing here is fighting the final four of the Evil Bosses to get their badges. Once we have the 4 badges, we can unlock the staircase to find the big bad guy. The 4 badges we need are: Marketh Malavon Ilmadia Brother Perdiem (remember we already have Krilag's and Joril's badges) This is roughly put, the easiest order in which to do these, however you can do them in any order. We'll be going in that order, with one little side track immediately after Marketh. Lower Dorn's Deep, Main Cavern: (AR 8001) ------------------------------- If the previous two areas were Ice, this area is Fire. As such, you will find Fire Salamander's, Giants, etc. around. Also, when you fight the Tarnished Sentries, remember to use BLUNT weaponry to defeat them. There are little gnomes, called Svirfneblins running around here. They have been enslaved by the EVIL around these parts. Go down, and fight your way through some Salamanders that appear. Now go right a tiny bit, then up. There will be a whole bunch of monsters hiding here, so use some strategy. I summoned some Elementals to help out, took out the Tarnished Sentries first, then finished off the Salamanders. There is a gnome in a house named Norl with some information about Marketh. (x 2325 y 600) This house is guarded by more Tarnished Sentries, and it isn't important to talk to Norl. Cross the bridge (x 2180 y 1560). This leads to a large building, and on the steps in front of the building is a dwarf named Seth. He demands to see some identification, which you can't produce. If you say "Uh... what?", then you can fake him out. You need 13 INT & CHA and you can say: "Yes. I have connections with the Kraken Society. I've done some jobs for them in the past, so they thought they could trust me with a job here." He then asks you a series of questions: What Color is a Kraken? Purple Who did you come here to work for? Marketh Under whose banner do we fight? Ilmater Get the questions right, and no battle. (no experience either) Otherwise a battle ensues. Thieves leap out of the shadows and backstab you. Each of the thieves has 46 gold and is worth 2000 experience. Go right, and down the pathway to find the little girl (x 3385 y 2280). Talk to her. Get on her good side, then ask her for the key to the watchtower. Once you have it, go left and inside the tower (x 2940 y 1960). She may also be in the doorway of the building where Seth was. Watchtower Level 1: (AR 8002) ------------------- As you enter, you are immediately attacked by Tower Archers. Quickly kill them or get cut to ribbons by their arrows. Kelly (an archer near the top of the stairs) has some items: Arrows of Piercing Full Plate +1 The other archers also have Arrows of Piercing. When the archers are dead, Fengla walks in, shakes your hand, gives you 80,000 experience and leaves. If you need a "safe place to rest," you can do that here. Otherwise, leave. Lower Dorn's Deep, Main Cavern: (AR 8001) ------------------------------- We now have our choices of 4 bosses to go defeat. These can be done in any order at all, so you don't have to do it my way. Here is my plan: Marketh, Malavon, Ilmadia and finally Brother Perdiem. These 4 bosses get you the final 4 pieces of the "puzzle" (remember way back to Krilag's note) that get us to the end of the game. So, on to Marketh! We get to Marketh via the big temple complex north of the Tower (where we fought Seth's thieves, and possibly found Fengla as well), which is at (x 3180 y 590). Through the door and into the Mushroom Chamber. Mushroom Chamber (Gardens): (AR 8005) --------------------------- From your position there are two side chambers, but those have nothing in them. Forward! Soon you will find the center of the Garden, which is surrounded by 8 stationary Mushrooms called Shriekers. These fungi will "shriek" (hence the name) and summon forth a horde of Red Myconid's to fight for them. If you are in dire need of experience you could let the Screamers live and fight the Myconids that they summon. Sensible people, however, will simply slaughter the screamers. Oh, and there are also Salamanders and Minotaurs in here as well. There are 2 gnomes near the center by the statue. Talk to them (only one of them can talk). As you are leaving he gives you a portrait of Marketh. Looking around the garden you will notice that there are four new doors here. The one we want is the one that is DIRECTLY up (making it the door in the corner, or the second door from the left, x 1560 y 280). Enter. Marketh's Domain, Level 1: (AR 8006) -------------------------- Marketh being a thief, you will have "shadowed" thieves attacking you at will, and doing backstab damage to boot. As the thieves tend to attack your weaker party members, you might want to leave any such characters at the entrance, while you send your stronger characters down the halls dealing with the thieves. It's not necessary, but could be helpful. (If you have a Bard in your party AND got the portrait of Marketh from the gnome outside, go to the last door first--the Flozem Door. There your Bard can convince him to become an artist, at which point you get 60,000 exp and he'll drop his items and go away. For a list of his items, see below) First door, (x 700 y 750). Within you will find the "Red" guard, Fleezum. Talk to him if you wish, but you want to kill him to get his wonderful armor: 3000 experience Bathed-In-Blood (Plate Mail, AC set to -1) Now loot the room. In a chest you'll find: (with some other junk) RANDOM ITEM - War Hammer +4: Defender (+2 AC, 15% resistances, removed (any 1 of these) in HoW) Shocking Flail +4 (50% chance 2d3 elec. dmg. 20% stun, removed in HoW) Demon's Breath (Hmr +3, 50% 2d3 fire dmg., 20% fireball, removed in HoW) Morningstar of Action +4 (+1 attack, 15% stun, removed in HoW) War Hammer of Phasing +3 (15% phase, 25% 1d4 cold dmg, removed in HoW) Morningstar +4: Defender (+2 AC, various res.) Static Star +3 (HoW only, 15% slowed, 25% 2d3 elec dmg) Sanctified War Hammer +3 (HoW only, 2 extra 1st level spells, 1 2nd level spell and 1 3rd level spell) Morning Star of the Gods (HoW only, AC +1, +3 THAC0/DMG, +1 WIS, +2 1st level spells, +1 2nd level) Star Forged War Hammer +4 (HoW only, +10% mag. res.) North of his bed you'll find a wardrobe with 4 potions. Leave his room and continue down the hall to the next door (x 950 y 1080). Within you will find the Dark Elf, Ginafae, the sister of Malavon. She begs you to spare Marketh's life. Once you promise to do just that, leave the room, go across the hall and into the room opposite this one. (x 1285 y 735) This is the dining hall, and mostly just contains some hidden Thieves. Open the next door to the right. Here you'll find a sniveling chef (unimportant). Search the kitchen to find the infamous Sack of Potatoes. Better keep those. Exit the kitchen through its door, and go across the hall to the last room on this floor (x 1485 y 1200). Here you'll find Flozem, the brother of Fleezum, whom we have already assassinated. Naturally he is quite vexed with you and immediately assaults your party. Retaliate and finish him off. Again he is worth 3000 exp and has some pretty standard items... and one more: Girdle of Stromnos (sets STR to 19) Searching his room will reveal 2 bookcases containing 4 potions. Exit his room, go to the end of the hallway, then up the stairs (x 2165 y 960). Marketh's Domain, Level 2: (AR 8007) -------------------------- Again you must expect a lot of hidden thieves attacking you out of nowhere. If you didn't get rid of Fleezum and Flozem from downstairs you will probably have to face them here. Left and up will lead you onto a semi-circle of sorts. There are rooms on the right (or outer) side of the circle. The first room may hold Seth (depending on what you did outside): 7000 exp Gauntlets of Elven Might (sets STR to 18/51) Salamander's Tongue (Dagger +3, 20% hits do 1d4 fire dmg) The second room contains Marketh, who immediately parleys with you. (by which I mean "talks" to you) Talk with him about various things, and then tell him that Ginafae made you promise not to kill him, he hands over the badge and you get 150,000 experience. You can even force him to give you all of his items, except for his ring. Let him keep the ring (it's cursed) and you get his items without a fight. Not bad. Alternatively you could simply kill Marketh: 8000 experience Black Dragon Scale (AC of 4, 20% res. to acid) Valiant (long sword +2, +1 attack) Ring of the Gorgon (turns you to stone... CURSED) Marketh's Badge Note: The Black Dragon scale is a less-than-outstanding armour except for one detail: spells can be cast and thieving skills can be used while wearing it. Thus, it's a good armour of choice for fighter/mages, fighter/thieves, bards or even single-class thieves, who also can wear it (anyone but single-class mages can). (from mortzestus) Then ransack his room for treasure (there are 5 containers, three to the left and 2 to the right): RANDOM ITEM - Short Sword of Health +4 (15% chance to heal self) (any 1 of these) Shadowed Leather +4 (AC3, +30% stealth, +20% res., removed in HoW) Mage Dagger +4 (THACO+2, +1 1,2,3 spells, +15% Mag Res) Short Sword +4: Hammer (+1d3 crush, 20% stun, removed in HoW) Studded Leather of Resistance +3 (HoW only, +15% res.'s) Potions Remember that even after Marketh is gone, his thieves remain and will continue to harass you. Go back down the stairs. Marketh's Level 1: (AR 8006) ------------------ Talking to Ginafae won't do any good just yet, as you need a potion to break Malavon's spell. When you do get the Potion, return here and use it to free her for 80,000 experience. Now leave Marketh's back to the garden. Mushroom Garden: (AR 8005) ---------------- From here go left into the next door (x 1030 y 530). Malavon's City: (AR 8009) --------------- Aside from immediately fighting off any monsters you find here, you will want to check for traps. Look at the drawings of the "eye" on the ground, it's a good bet that it is trapped. Besides from the Minotaurs in here you will also encounter the dreaded Umber Hulks, giant insect men with an ability to Confuse your party. When you kill the Umber Hulk they leave behind their shell, which you do NOT need to take. When you get to (x 1000 y 1730) the buildings will explode revealing some Umber Hulks. Go up into the right tunnel and you will find a corpse (x 920 y 1350) who has on him: Pale Justice (Long Sword +4, +7 vs. Evil, immune to Fear, Charm, etc.) The best weapon in the game for your paladin, the only class who can wield it. Since most enemies you fight are Evil, you almost always get the +7 bonus. In the right section of the city there are a couple of barrels (x 2275 y 1760): Spells - Mordenkainen's Sword (Mage) Power Word: Stun (Mage) Further to the right are 2 more barrels (x 3075 y 1715): Spells - Power Word: Silence (Mage) Monster Summoning V (Mage) Head up to the top of the area (x 1930 y 1100) and enter the large green building. If you need to rest do it before going in. Malavon's Lair: (AR 8010) --------------- Get through the Umber Hulk guards here. There is another Umber Hulk in the small hall above. Don't bother talking to the gnomes here, they have no tongues. Malavon is over to the right (x 1700 y 470), however, since this is one of the most difficult battles in the game, you might want to prepare beforehand (cast spells, Haste, Protections, etc.). When you're ready, go over to the right and talk to him. It doesn't matter what you say to Malavon, he will kill all the gnomes anyway. And above all, DON'T AGREE TO DROP YOUR WEAPONS! Then he casts a Cloudkill spell to remove the Gnomes and sends his Iron Golems to attack you. First of all, I would only move one person to talk to Malavon, then immediately pull back to avoid his spell. Let the Iron Golems come to you and attack them one at a time. The Umber Hulks will confuse you if they're able, so use anyone who can't damage the Golems on the Hulks. Once those goons are dead you're going to have to find Malavon. Rush into the room and kill Malavon. (11,000 experience, Robe of Evil Archmagi) However, that wasn't the real Malavon, who now appears in the previous room and taunts you. Rush and attack Malavon, but he'll just teleport to another section of his palace. You're going to have to chase him around. Eventually he'll teleport into his room (which is just below the room where you killed his double). At this point I'd simply stand around for a few minutes to let his spell protections wear off (he'll send summoned monsters at you, but those aren't too tough). When you're ready, go right then down and attack him. Malavon - 50,000 experience Robe of the Watcher (AC 3, +10% mag. res., immune to umber hulks) Fire Kiss (Dagger +3, 5% chance of shroud of flame) Spell - Malavon's Rage (Mage) Malavon's Badge Once you have the badge you get 337,500 experience. Within Malavon's Room there are 5 containers. Table by the bed (x 1900 y 840): Oil of Null Effect 3 Potions Spell - Monster Summoning VII (Mage) Bottom right table (x 2160 y 850): Seeds (for the Shattered Hand Arboretum) Spells - Tenser's Transformation (Mage) Flesh to Stone (Mage) 3 Potions Small chest above table (x 2180 y 775): 3 Potions Amulet of Dark Flesh (CURSED) Spells - Finger of Death (Mage) Mass Invisibility (Mage) Small container above that (x 2160 y 735): 5 Potions Spells - Power Word: Kill (Mage) Incendiary Cloud (Mage) Bookshelf (x 2100 y 675): Spells - Death Fog (Mage) Death Spell (Mage) Disintegrate (Mage) Shades (Mage) Then back out of this room and search Malavon's Throne for a: RANDOM ITEM - Ring of the Warrior Thief (+1 STR, +1 attack, for thieves, (any 1 of these) removed in HoW) Potion of Holy Transference (+2 WIS, -1 DEX) Potion of Dissipation (+15% magic resistance, removed in HoW) Ring of Greater Resistance (+2 AC, +25% cr. res, +3 sv sp, removed in HoW) Ring of Aura Transfusion (HoW only, increased regen., -5% mag. res., -2 save v. spells) Ring of Reckless Action (HoW only, -2 AC, +1 attack) Exit the palace. Some Errands ------------ At this point you probably want to go back to Ginafae to use the Oil of Null Effect to free her. The exit back to the Garden is at (x 2030 y 2860). Then take the top door back to Marketh's and find Ginafae. Talk to her and you will be able to free her for 80,000 experience. Next you have the bag of seeds, HOWEVER, I would handle that later when you pick up the animals for the Arboretum as well, then you can do it all at once. Exit Marketh's and take the VERY bottom exit back into the normal part of Lower Dorn's Deep. Head left across the bridge, then up until you find the Well (x 830 y 715). Enter the well. The Well of Gnomes: (AR 8003) ------------------- Once down the well you will be confronted by the leader of the gnomish resistance (such as it is), Tarnelm. Convince him that you aren't there to pick on the gnomes, and he'll mention how hungry they are. Well you just happen to have a Sack of Potatoes don't you? Give him the sack (80,000 exp) and he'll trust you. He then asks you to take care of an Umber Hulk infestation that they have. Agree to help. Don't bother talking to any of the gnomes here, they don't have much to say. Head down, then right. You'll have to fight a Rhino Beetle the size of a tank here. When it is dead you can take its shell (makes a spiffy shield later). The path starts to go upwards, where you'll fight some Umber Hulks and a few more Beetles. Finally the path goes right to a dead end. Have someone walk down to the ledge (x 2050 y 1100) and the Umber Hulks will come crashing through the wall. Once all the Hulks are dead, enter their holes in the walls. Hidden City of Gnomes: (AR 8004) ---------------------- Beorn comes up to you, tell him about Tarnelm and tell him that you can be trusted. He thanks you for your deeds and asks that you see him in the temple later. Note: Although you'll hear about Boots of Levitation, Paladins, and so forth, don't listen to it. There are no boots or paladins around here. Never were. Just ahead you'll see the Dark Elf shopkeep named Nym who sells, among other things, a Birdcage full of birds and a set of squirrels. These can be taken to the Arboretum for experience (along with the seeds you got). And remember the feud between the Elves of Shattered Hand and the Dwarves of Dorn's Deep? Well, guess who started it: Nym! You can accuse him of this, but all that accomplishes is to chase him away (killing him gets you nothing). Right, across the bridge, you will find a Duergar named Dirty Lew (x 1630 y 1340). For 10,000 gold he'll turn your Beetle Shell into a spiffy shield. It takes 10 days for your shield to be completed. Note: In HoW this was changed to 3 days. Since we'll be heading back to the Shattered Hand that time will pass quite quickly. Lew also sells some items, including the Umber Hulk Plate, the best armor that a Druid can wear. Within the house at (x 950 y 900) is a "safe place to rest". Wander up the stairs to the roof of the safe house, and from there across the bridge to find Beorn again. He wants you to rescue a certain Guello from the mines. Leave the city, the well, and even leave Lower Dorn's Deep. Completing the Arboretum: ------------------------- Return to the Shattered Hand. Go up to where the Towerlets split off. You want to go up the stairs in the top right of this level. Go up to the top to get to the Arboretum. Talk to the elf. Give him the: Seeds - 150,000 experience Birds - 84,000 experience Squirrels - 84,000 experience And although he doesn't seem to think that the Arboretum is complete, those are all the objects you'll ever find that go here. Back to Lower Dorn's Deep! To get to Lower Dorn's Deep you must head to Wyrm's Tooth first, then take the lower right cave into the LDD. Note: You have maybe figured it out already, but give him the barrel of water (from the giants) and the arboretum is restored. (from Mattias) Lew's Shield: ------------- Simply walking to the Shattered Hand and back took about 6 days and 16 hours, and your shield requires 10 days. Head back to the Gnomish city down the well, enter the house there, and sleep about 10 times (8 hours *10= 80 hours, or 3 days and 8 hours + 6 days and 16 hours = 10 days). Just a suggestion. Get your shield from Dirty Lew. Now go over to see Nym and talk to him about your new shield. He wants to charge you 30,000 gold to enchant it. Complain about this and he wants to charge you 33,000 gold and give you a piddling dagger. Refuse the dagger and he'll do it for 28,000 gold. Still not great, but why not. The enchantment will take another ten days to complete. In the meantime, let's get the final 2 pendants. (Alternatively you could just rest 30 times) Note: In case you're curious, Nym is trying to sell you a +2 dagger for what amounts to 5000 gold. Want the final stats on what this shield is (to see if it's worth the trouble)? Nym's Shield +3, +4 vs. Missiles Armor Class Bonus: 3 Special: +1 vs. Missile Weapons Resistance Bonus: +15% Fire Resistance Weight: 5 Not Usable By: Bard Mage Thief Leave the city and leave the well again. Now on to the mines! The entrance to the mines are at (x 3400 y 2400) in the lower right portion of Lower Dorn's Deep. Guello's Mines: (AR 8008) --------------- Immediately your party is confronted by a group of Salamanders. Follow the track rightward to find Guello. He'll talk to you. He asks you to kill the Salamander King so that he can get out of here. From Guello the track splits, and you want to go up the north track, then right. You will be attacked by more Salamanders. From them go up, then left. This leads you to Shikata the Salamander King. Kill him. Shikata - 5500 experience Slayer (Spear +5) Continue left and kill the Salamanders there. Return to Guello to set him free. (ALL the salamanders in the area must be dead!) Guello thanks you and sends you on your way (80,000 experience). There are 3 doors from this point, we want the one in the bottom left corner, which is on the higher level (x 2400 y 1030). Ilmadia: (AR 8011) -------- A Fire Giant guard asks you what you are doing here. Tell him that you are there to see Ilmadia and he'll let you by (he'll also let you go by if you simply tell him that you are lost). Drop down to the fire lake, then head right and across the bridge. The shack you see right there has Ilmadia. Before going over and talking to her, make ready for battle (spells and whatnot). Drop down until she talks to you. This is going to come to blows. And as soon as you hit her, her fire giants attack you. Be sure to kill Ilmadia first as she is a much greater threat than the giants. If anyone gets injured move them out of the way. Ilmadia - 7000 experience Alamion (Long Sword +3, +5 vs. Salamanders, 10% Fire Res) 85 gold Oil of Speed The Argent Shield (+3 AC, +25% magic res., elves only) Black Swan Armor (AC 1, +1 CHA, +10% fire, ice, elec, acid res) Ilmadia's Badge When you grab her badge you get 225,000 experience. Behind Ilmadia are 3 containers: 4 Potions RANDOM ITEM - Foe's Fate (2 hnd axe +4, 25% berserk and 1d6 elec dmg, (any 1 of these) removed in HoW) Long Bow +4: Hammer (+5 THAC0, 4 attacks, +1 AC, removed in HoW) Repeating Heavy Crossbow +5 Repeating Light Crossbow +3 (+5 THAC0, 3 attacks) Reinforced Heavy Crossbow (HoW only, +7 dmg, +4 THAC0, 2 attacks per round, requires 18 STR) RANDOM ITEM - Static Two Handed Sword +4 (50% 2d3 elec dmg, 25% stun, (any 1 of these) removed in HoW) Cancerous Bastard Sword +4 (15% chance of disease) Bastard Sword +3: Incinerator (50% 1d8 fire dmg, 10% stun, removed in HoW) Two Handed Sword +4: Life Giver (Regen, 5% heals self, removed in HoW) Static Two Handed Sword +4 (50% 2d3 elec dmg, 25% stun, removed in HoW) Long Sword of Action +4 (+1 AC, +1 attack, 15% slash res, removed in HoW) Bhaal's Fire (1d8+3, +2d4 fire dmg., 15% stun, removed in HoW) Bastard Sword +3: Defender (HoW only, +2 AC, +10% res's) Two Handed Sword +4: Backbiter (HoW only, +1d6 pierce, 25% chance user takes 1d4 dmg.) Two Handed Axe of Greater Phasing +2 (HoW only, 15% chance target is phased, 25% +1d4 cold dmg) Doom Halberd +3 (HoW only, 50% chance 2d3 fire dmg) Star Forged Halberd +3 (HoW only, +1 DEX, 15% stun, 5% slash & pierce res.) Now we need only one last badge, that of Brother Perdiem. You can simply follow the track here upwards to a big double door that leads to Perdiem. I prefer a different route. Leave the mine back to Lower Dorn's Deep, then go back to the Mushroom Garden. From the garden take the upper right door (x 2075 y 375), which also leads you to Perdiem, but a much easier route. Perdiem, the Last Badge: (AR 8012) ------------------------ Your goal is NOT to kill Perdiem. Your goal is to destroy the Idol. If you went my way, you'll have to fight through quite a few Boneguard Skeletons. Then work your way to the right. The Idol is at (x 915 y 585) and is surrounded by all manner of undead beasties. You don't NEED to kill anything but the Idol. When the Idol dies, every undead in the area dies as well. This battle is pretty easy with a few spells cast beforehand, Haste especially. Then ignore all other monsters and concentrate on the Idol! Once it is destroyed, the other monsters fall. Then go south and find Perdiem. He says that he is sorry, and gives you his badge. For this you get 150,000 experience. We now have all the badges! Go north to find the Staircase. Around the staircase are 6 small icons which correspond to the 6 badges. Simply click on each of the icons to unlock the stairs. Go up. Lower Dorn's Finale: (AR 8013) -------------------- Walk forward to find Poquelin who will spill his diabolical scheme to you. After a fairly LENGTHY evil rant, it's time for battle! Not only must you contend with Poquelin, but also his monsters, which represent almost all your recent monsters fought. The monsters are unimportant, concentrate all your attacks on Poquelin. Once he is dead, both you and he are teleported out. A quick cutscene later and you're back in Easthaven... but my has it changed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 11. [STHVN2] Easthaven (again) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Only a few things to do here, get a weapon, talk to Everard and get inside the Crystal Tower. If you need to rest, go inside the Inn (x 2920 y 430) and rest in the basement. Also Easthaven is now crawling with Cyclops, a weak type of giant. Easthaven: (AR 1100) ---------- Drop down to the shore where you found the Aqua Elf (waaaaaaaay back) and talk to Jhonen (x 320 y 2560). He tells you a few things about what has happened and tells you to seek out Everard. Then he gives you the Restored Blade of Aihonen (280,000 experience). This is essentially a +5 weapon, which makes it the second best weapon you'll have (the Pale Justice is still a +7). If he doesn't give you the sword, then that means you didn't help him out with the Aqua Elf at the beginning of the game. Now let's find Everard. Go up, then right, follow the path as it goes right then down again. Cross the bridge and go south into the concentration camp. You'll find Everard (Priest of Tempus) just left of center (x 2565 y 2090). Ask him for an entrance into the Tower and he says he can arrange it. (280,000 experience) Also, Duncan Clay mentions that you can pick his pockets for 2 Potions of Healing. Go back to the Tower (x 715 y 600). You can't see it, but if you put your mouse over the tower you can find the entrance. Everard follows you in, after which you're on your own. Take the stairs up to the first level (x 510 y 450). Cryshal Tirith: (AR 1102) --------------- Absolutely nothing here, although you can REST if you need to. So, memorize all your spells and whatnot, then exit this room through the door at the bottom left side. False Pomabs: (AR 1103) ------------- Remember that arrogant shopkeeper from the beginning of the game? Well it seems that he has betrayed his fellow mortals. He tells you that the expedition that you went on was actually a diversion to get all the heroes out of the way for this invasion. Of course, then he sets his monsters to attack you. His creatures can't really be killed (see the Note), so focus your energies on Pomab. Then there appears about a million "False Pomabs", keep attacking the Pomabs until you happen upon the right one (he'll say 'this cannot be'). When he dies you get 20,000 experience. Note: Pomab's Cryshal Sentries are extraordinarily difficult to kill. In fact, I suspect that the makers didn't want you to even be able to kill them. The only way I know about, is to knock them down AND get them Phased at the same time. The Phasing will then damage them while down and kill them. You will probably want to go back to the previous room to rest and recuperate. When you're ready, go up the ladder (x 680 y 325). Crenshinibon: (AR 1104) ------------- There's nothing on this level either, just enter the Mirror (x 220 y 250). This will lead you to the end of the game, so bear that in mind before entering. Don't bother casting any protective spells on yourself, they'll get dispelled. Jerrod's Stone: (AR 1105) --------------- You are immediately confronted by the dreaded Poquelin. He goes through a nice Evil Villain Rant before opening up a portal to hell. However, Everard pops in to save the day. Poquelin gets pissed and reverts to his normal demony form as Belhifet. Poquelin dispels all effects on you, and summons forth a few Iron Golems to help him out. You don't suppose Conlan's Anti-Iron Golem Hammer will come in handy here, do you? The only creature you have to kill here is Belhifet, so you don't need to attack the Golems at all if you don't want. Upon getting your effects dispelled, the first thing I'd do is PAUSE, cast Haste on your party, then move out of the way (Stinking Clouds). With a hasted party, rush one Golem, then the other (you should have 3 weapons at least that can hit them: Conlan's Hammer, Pale Justice and Aihonen). Try to avoid getting near Belhifet until the 2 golems are thus disposed of. The Iron Golems are worth 13,000 experience. With just Belhifet left, surround him with your party and attack. If anyone gets wounded severely, pull them off. If you surrounded him properly, he won't be able to chase after them for the kill. (Even better, if he does start chasing, just keep your party member ahead of him and have the rest of the party follow him and keep attacking) When he dies, you win the game and see the final movie. Your characters are all exported (as IWD1 through IWD6) in case you want to go through the game again. Also you can use your characters in the expansion pack, Heart of Winter. Congratulations! =============================================================================== [HRTFWW] Heart of Winter Walkthrough =============================================================================== All of Heart of Winter is accessed through the "Mystery House" in Kuldahar. Which means, if you have a saved game that as access to Kuldahar, you can easily do the expansion. The other two ways to get to it are to create a new Full Game (which is what I did, importing my old characters), and to do an Expansion Game. The Expansion-Only Game is just that, you can't leave the expansion areas to do the old IWD areas. If you are using characters who have beaten the game (levels 11+) you should probably set the difficulty to HARD for the expansion. If you went over level 15 you should try INSANE. If you went over level 21 (technically impossible with IWD, unless you used an EXP CAP REMOVER) you should try it on Heart of Fury mode. You can access Heart of Fury mode through the Config.exe program in the game directory. Remember, you can always lower the difficulty later. If you do the FULL GAME (or are coming in from an earlier save) the entrance to Heart of Winter can be found in Kuldahar, at the door at (x 2750 y 1270). If you do start a new game that way, remember that many of the old RANDOM ITEM charts are different now, so don't expect the same items. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. [LNLYWD] Lonelywood ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kuldahar: --------- Hjollder tells you that you are the heroes of his dreams. After a bit of talking, he convinces you to come with him to aid his people. Lonelywood: (AR 9100) ----------- People to Pickpocket in Lonelywood: Kieran Nye - Tavern (x 2250 y 1190) - Ring of Greater Resistance Purvis - Hut (x 3360 y 1340) - Ring of Free Action Note: I managed to pickpocket Purvis 3 times for a total of 3 Rings of Free Action and two Speed potions. I pickpocketed him when I met him, got a ring of free action, then picketpocked him after the first brother was killed. Just for fun, I tried it again after completing the burial island (and after the second brother was killed). Sure enough, he'd gotten another ring of free action and Oil of Speed. (from Andy Finkel) Your party is deposited in the southern part of the small town. Hjollder disappears and tells you to find your own way. Typical. Go right into the little stable area and talk to Rawleigh Galloway. Find out how he intends to leave Lonelywood and be sure to ask about the Burial Isle. QUEST: Hailee Dunn and the Well Near the well (x 1775 y 2200) you'll find a little girl who claims that her brother fell down the well. Agree to find some rope, and she tells you that her father has some. You'll find his house FAR to the north (x 2800 y 430), enter and talk to the man. He tells you that Hailee was spinning tales at you, and that you should tell her to return home. (he also has some information on the upcoming barbarian incursion) Also within his house you can find a pair of Boots of the North (in a locked chest in a room to the right). Evil Note: Evil characters don't care much for Hailee's stories, and don't fall for them. (I found this way much more amusing, actually) Return to Hailee and tell her to stop tellin' lies and get 15,000 experience. She then mentions how little she has to do all day long, ask her what she DOES do, and she'll say that she spies on the Inn. You could just offer her a gold piece and she'll tell you her secret, however it is more entertaining to tell her that you have a secret as well. Then if you are a Bard you can write her a little song for 15,000 EXP (when you get to it, pick the Fishing story). Then she tells you her secret (15,000 exp). Seems the innkeeper might have a magic mirror, and the gravedigger has to be up to SOMETHING... no one has died in town for years! Walk to the right, and enter the next building (x 3000 y 2275). Talk to Emmerich here (he's also a merchant) and learn where the barbarian camp is located. Temple: (AR 9103) ------- The next building to the left is a Temple to Waukeen (x 2300 y 1885), which sells some interesting items. In the back of the temple (after going through 2 curtains) you will find a secret door. Open it. Disarm the trapped chest, pick it open and take the treasure: 1500 gold 5 gems Quinn's Fancy Sling (+3 dmg, +5 THAC0) Then for good measure, I sold these things back to Quinn. Also be sure to talk to Quinn about Dunn the Cooper... he'll have some advice. Tavern: (AR 9101) ------- The building located above the temple is the Tavern (x 2250 y 1190). Inside you'll find Hailee's mother, a dwarf who also knows the location of the barbarians, and a drunk elf. Ignore them for the moment. First, talk to the barkeeper and ask about the door behind the mirror and he'll offer to sell you "special items" to keep his secret. If you have 14 INT or higher, you recognize his accent as being different... how odd. If you take advantage of Ambere Dunn your reputation drops a little. Why does that matter? If you have a Paladin or Ranger in your party, they could become Fallen. Talk to her about being Tybalt's wife, and try to convince her to return home. If you have at least 13 CHA you can convince her to return to her family (mostly by shaming her), which is worth 15,000 EXP. Note: Once Ambere is convinced to go home, you can easily tell Hailee to return home, which is another 15,000 exp for you. Talk to the drunk elf, Murdaugh, and bug him until you learn that he is a Bard. Pester him to tell you a tale, offer to buy him a drink even, and he'll spin the tale of the Ice Rose. If only you knew where one was... Search the lower left room to find: Robe of the Neutral Archmagi You can also find the mirror with the door behind it. There are some scrolls here: Spell - Seven Eyes (mage) Go upstairs. The first door on the right (your right, not the characters) has a loose floorboard (use ALT to see it): Rogue Stone Gem 5 Translocation Arrows Also on this level is a gold piece, a cursed potion of speed and a traveler's robe. Lonelywood: (AR 9100) ----------- Leave the Tavern and go back to Dunn's house at the top of town. Tell him that you've met his family, and offer the solution that Quinn gave you. For this you get 20,000 experience. To the left (x 1550 y 725) you'll find Baldemar's house. On the main level you can find 4 Elixir's of Health, in the top corner. Go upstairs. You'll find Baldemar in his study. Grill him as much as you can, but he is very evasive. In his bedroom you'll find a scroll addressed to him by someone named KT. Looks like evidence, don't it? Leave the house. Further to the left you'll find the three trappers -- dimwitted brothers all, with nothing to add... yet. South of there you'll find a house on stilts. Go up the ladder (x 1070 y 1525) to find a fellow named Thom. He doesn't have much to add either, but you can loot his house. (minor treasures) Lonelywood's done all it can do for us right now, on to the next place... the Barbarian Camp. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. [BRBRNC] Barbarian Camp ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Camp: (AR 9200) ----- Walk to the right just a little and Angaar will approach you. Ask to see their leader, and he'll surround you with Barbarians. Tell him that the Ten-Towns wishes to sue for peace, and he'll agree to let you see Wylfdene. They then march your party into his mighty complex. Wylfdene: --------- Talking with Wylfdene, make sure to ask him about Jerrod (84,000 exp). Attempt to convince him that the Ten-Towns want peace. However, you will soon run out of words, and he'll point out that he would listen to an actual delegate (84,000 exp), but that you aren't one. Tell him that you know nothing of the spy and you get 84,000 experience. He is deeply suspicious of you, and would kill you but Hjollder stays his hand. However, Hjollder is unable to say WHY you are there in the first place, and Wylfdene banishes him to the Burial Isle. You are then kicked out. Camp: (AR 9200) ----- Now you are back to being killed by the barbarians. Before that happens be sure to ask what will happen to Hjollder for 42,000 experience. If you have at least 14 CHA then convince the barbarians that killing you would defy the will of Tempos and get another 42,000 experience. Otherwise you'll have to fight them. Assuming Angaar is still alive, talk to him again, and ask him about Wylfdene for another 42,000 experience. Say farewell, talk to him again and ask about the assassin sent against Wylfdene for another 42,000 experience. The assassin claimed to have been sent by the Ten-Towns, after having been paid by a representative there. Nothing more is forthcoming, time to go back to Lonelywood. Lonelywood: (AR 9100) ----------- Back in town we now have a goal (to reach the Burial Isle). In the mean time there is a bit of a murder mystery going on. Go to the house in the top left corner (x 340 y 380), enter and talk to the two brothers there. Seems a wolf has eaten the third brother. Shameful. If you recall, Emmerich saw a big wolf that nearly ate him, so that sounds like a good place to start. (x 2990 y 2270) He believes that it is indeed the same wolf, but believes it to be a clear cut case of self-defense. Anyway, go talk to Baldemar about that whole assassin thing. Talk to him about it for awhile, then threaten to tell the council about it, and he cops to the whole thing. Tell him that he isn't blameless in this affair, then tell him to come clean before the council. This is worth an amazing 420,000 experience. Now to get to the Burial Isle. Go talk to Young Ned (around x 370 y 1930) and get him to take you to the Burial Isle. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3. [BRLSLL] Burial Isle ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Whenever you want to return to town, simply talk to Ned again. He'll hook you up. Burial Isle: (AR 9300) ------------ Walking northward a foot will result in a group of undead attacking you. Welcome to the first new enemies of the expansion, Barrow Wights and Ghost Shaman. (3750 exp and 4500 exp) From here I'd recommend going left until you reach Edion's Tower (x 570 y 2330). Edion's Tower: (AR 9301) -------------- Talk to Edion the Necromancer. He is wasting away due to a negative-energy sickness, and only a divinity can cure him now. Oh well, guess he won't need those magic trinkets he has! You can buy his nifty objects. You can also ask him about the island, but he isn't terribly helpful there. Mostly he just sells trinkets. Evil Note: If you try to force him to give you his objects, he will fight you. He is a level 24 mage with 19 INT. If you kill him you get no items and 20,000 experience. Jean-Philippe Rodriguez notes: He sells his own Wizardry ring (double 5th spells) and some cool spells like sunfire (5th level spell), Mordenkainen's Force Missiles (4th), or vitriolic sphere (4th) Now, with this ring and sunfire, you can use a very successful tactics against the Burial Islands Undead: just learn a bunch of sunfire, mirror image, stoneskin, have some protection against fear and confusion (spells, items, potions), equip boots of speed, and with your wizard alone, run around and gather as many as undeads possible before using some sunfire... As far as I know, they haven't any sort of fire or acid resistance... You can kill them all with your mage alone... (with a fighter/mage and piercing weapon, it's even better!) And one more thing about Edion, you can rest securely in his tower! Leave the tower. Burial Isle: (AR 9300) ------------ Head right, then up and into the cave (x 1560 y 1750). Burial Crypt: (AR 9400) ------------- Once inside, you'll find more Barrow Wights. The entrance we have taken to this area (there are 5 entrances to this crypt from the surface) places us about in the dead center of the cave. Go up to find three containers full of treasure (the big one in the middle is TRAPPED) (x 1725 y 750). From left to right. Container 1: Cloak of Displacement Winter Wolf Pelt Container 2: Blood Iron (Short Sword +4, a hit heals 3 HP for user, not usable by Good) 318 Gold Container 3: 4 Water Opals Chainmail +1 Battle Axe +1 21 Arrows +2 Go right to find more Barrow Wights and 3 more containers of treasure (x 2545 y 760). Again from left to right, Container 1: (TRAPPED) 153 Gold 12 Gems Container 2: (TRAPPED) 525 gold Svian's Club +5 Container 3: Broken Armor Protection from Cold scroll Elixir of Health Go down the stairs here, then right (x 2828 y 1310). You will see Vexing Thoughts here so talk to him. Learn that he is a demon that is trapped as an armor because his former master forgot his True Name. To learn his real name cast the spell Contact Other Plane and ask what his True Name is. Once you know it, go to Vexing Thoughts and tell him that he will be commanded, use his name and you get ... well HIM: Vexed Armor (AC 1, Cold res 100%, CON +2, cast fire storm 1/day, can summon Chalimandren the glabrezu) If you get the armor using a different method, you will end out with lesser quality armor. Whatever you do, DO NOT SIMPLY DEMAND TO WEAR THE ARMOR. This results in whoever's instant death upon wearing. Once that is done (or not, depending on whether you have the spell Contact Other Plane or not) go down again until you run into some more undead. This time you also must take out some Wailing Virgins. They seem to work like Bards, singing songs that either help your foes, or hurt you. From (x 3040 y 1985) go left, across the bridge and take on the Drowned Dead. (x 1050 y 1440) I found these guys annoyingly difficult, especially with their Wailing Virgin counterparts. Go left to find more treasure (x 235 y 1366). There are 2 containers here, each trapped. From left to right, Container 1: 325 gold Container 2: 169 gold 6 gems Spells - Holy Smite (priest) Blade Barrier (priest) Go left to the edge of the screen, then down until Mebdinga talks to you. From her you must find out some information about Wylfdene. She won't listen to you for long before attacking with her Wailing Virgin buddies. This was a nasty little battle since Mebdinga and the Virgins can do near continual damage to my party. Check the tomb here (x 450 y 1800) for treasure: 735 gold Wylfdene's Tribal Symbol Go right. There should be a buncha undead in your way (like you needed more). Kill them (again) and continue right to the next spot o' treasure. (x 1240 y 1950). There are three containers, from left to right, CONTAINER 1 Battle Axe +3: Fatigue (20% chance of slow) Fire Darts +2 (+1d4 fire damage) Container 2 (TRAPPED): 740 Gold Young Rage (Axe +5, 5% chance user goes berserk) Container 3 (TRAPPED): Spells - Heal (2, Priest) Yeti Pelt 12 Inferno Arrows +2 (+1d10 fire damage) Head right across the tiny bridge. After clearing out the drowned dead, barrow wights and wailing virgins here, you can check for treasure above (x 1530 y 2000) and (x 1730 y 1940). Container 1: 309 Gold High Quality Bastard Sword Container 2: Jade Ring High Quality Battle Axe Small Shield +1 If you go further right, you can find more undead to kill, but nothing else. If you like killing things that are already dead, go on over there. Otherwise we're pretty well done with this level, and can start thinking about going back up. There are 5 exits from this area to the area above, however, we only need to use one. Go all the way to the left, then go up to the exit at (x 300 y 560). Hjollder: (AR 9300) --------- Here we find Hjollder in exile. At first he believes you to be more spirits come to torment him. Tell him that you are no spirits to get 280,000 experience. He says that he won't leave the island until he dies, after all, his rightful king put him there. Comment that maybe Wylfdene isn't really his king and he asks for proof. Show him the insignia you got from the tomb (where you fought Mebdinga) and you get 420,000 experience. This tells Hjollder that Wylfdene isn't Jerrod... but then who is he? In order to figure that out, you need to find the Gloomfrost Seer. He marks Gloomfrost on your map, and tells you to get over there pronto. Go back down. Burial Crypts: (AR 9400) -------------- The easiest way out is probably to go to the bottom right corner (x 3720 y 1970), which takes you to the cave just north of young Ned. Note: If you want to go out the other exits and fight the monsters on the rest of Burial Isle, be my guest. It results in extra experience, but isn't necessary. There is some quite good experience to be had up there (Spirits are worth 15,000 each, for example), but as it isn't necessary, it doesn't need a walkthrough. When you want to leave, talk to young Ned. Back to Lonelywood. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4. [LNLYWI] Lonelywood Interlude ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Lonelywood: (AR 9100) ----------- In case you're wondering, yes, another of the three idiots... er... brothers has been eaten by a wolf. If I didn't know better, I'd say someone wanted them dead for some reason. Go up to their cabin (x 330 y 390) and talk to the lone survivor. At night, go right, and down to (x 2850 y 1280, near Purvis's shack) and you will find a likely suspect, a Greater Werewolf. When he gets damaged, he transforms to a white wolf and runs off out of town. If you check Emmerich's shack, you'll notice that he isn't in it. Suspicious. There's a werewolf in town bumping off Emmerich's enemies... Emmerich was bitten by a wolf... Emmerich isn't currently around... Alternatively: If you don't fight the werewolf, Doogal told you that his weapon had no effect on the wolf. Talk to Emmerich about this and he mentions that Doogal went to Kieran for an enchanted weapon. Kieran then mentions that the wolf is likely a werewolf. Then things proceed about as described below. Wait until daylight and go pay a visit to Emmerich (x 3000 y 2270). Talk to Emmerich about the Werewolf and he starts thinking that maybe the wolf that attacked him WAS a werewolf, and that he is in fact the "wolf" responsible for killing the Three Brothers. This gets you 420,000 experience. Offer to find a way to help him. Note: The first time I went to visit Emmerich in his home, he wasn't there. I then wandered over to the Barbarian camp, and immediately came back. He was there the second time. We need a magical solution to this, so let's go talk to Kieran in the Inn. (x 2250 y 1200) Ask Kieran for information, then tell him the news about Emmerich the Werewolf. He gives you an artifact that will prevent Emmerich from transforming. Back to Emmerich and give him the necklace. For this you get another 420,000 experience. Evil Note: On a pickpocketing that went south, I accidentally killed Emmerich. Sure, I lost 5 reputation (which wasn't enough for my Paladin to Fall), but I got some interesting items: Shadowed Cloak (+15% hide in shadows) Bracers of Archery (+2 THAC0 w/ bows) Long Bow +4: Hammer (+1 AC, +5 THAC0, 4 attacks/round, min of 17 DEX to wield) Finest Long Sword (+2 THAC0) 3 Potions of Extra Healing 20 Confusion Arrows +3 20 Piercing Arrows 20 Inferno Arrows +2 You cannot pickpocket these items, you have to get them off of his corpse. When you're ready, go on to the Gloomfrost area. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5. [GLMFRS] Gloomfrost ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Gloomfrost Main Area: (AR 9500) --------------------- Gloomy. You'll have to fight Snow Trolls here, so remember that they require Acid or Fire to kill once they have been knocked down. Head up for a LONG time (or until you can't go up any farther), then go left. There will be Salamanders here for you to fight. Keep going left until you find the dwarven camp (x 2395 y 812). Search for treasure: 3 Flaming Oils Head down a bit until you see the path to the right (x 3160 y 2020). Take this path right, then up to find a bit of treasure (x 3200 y 1590): Tiernon's Sundered Shield (+2 AC vs. all but crushing, +3% resistance vs. all but crushing) Back on the main path, continue going down. When the path turns, go left, then up. This path leads to a cranky Frost Giant (x 2380 y 1585). Continue up, then left. At this point (x 2035 y 1311) you can go down and fight some Winter Wolves and another Giant, or you can continue to the path on the left (x 1750 y 1315). Take this new path downwards. Some glacier yetis will attack you from a path to the left. Keep going down. The path then curves to the left. At the fork (x 800 y 2500) go up, then right. Follow this path as it winds its way in a general up direction. Go up to (x 630 y 1280) -- through some salamanders -- then take a right -- through some trolls. After the right, go up, right, then at the switchback turn left and follow this along to the cave entrance (x 1280 y 380). Inner Cave: (AR 9501) ----------- This area is even more straightforward than the last. Although the path snakes around it keeps going in one direction -- no side paths. The enemy of choice in this area is the giant worm, the Remorhaz, which are worth 10,000 experience each. Nice. Anyway simply follow the path for a long time. It goes past holes of all shapes and sizes (none large enough to fit you), the occasional bones, eggs and whatnot. You'll have to fight many Remorhaz along the way, and remember, they can appear suddenly behind you. Just wander along until you find Tiernon's workshop (x 3200 y 500). Find and talk to Tiernon. If you have a Bard or Dwarf, make sure they talk to Tiernon to get 26,250 experience ("wait a moment..."). Ask him if you can see the Seer and he'll tell you no. After explaining yourself, he decides that you're not so bad. He goes about making you a Mirror which you can use to open the door to the Seer's place. A brief cutscene later and you get a Black Ice Mirror. If you talked to Murdaugh before you left, and heard of his desire for an Ice Rose, you can ask Tiernon to make you one. He does. Next time you are in Lonelywood you can give it to Murdaugh. Also, show the Dented Shield to Tiernon and he'll repair it for you: Sundered Shield of Tiernon (+3 AC, +10% res. all attacks, extra +2 AC & +15% res. all attacks 1/day, Casts Unfailing Endurance 1/day) After repairing the shield, Tiernon saw that I had Aihonen's Blade (which you get from the Fisherman when you return to Easthaven at the end of IWD) and he decides to fix that as well: Singing Blade of Aihonen (1D8+1, +5 when near Lac Dinneshere, +30% res. to fire and ice, +10 HP when near Lac Dinneshere, Casts Cure Critical Wounds 3/day, +3 STR 1/day) Talk to him again and ask him what he is doing in Gloomfrost. He is here because of the "call", when dwarves pack up and head to the forge to make their most perfect weapon. Ask what he has made, then offer to guide his hands for him. Keep at it until he asks what you would like to make. You get 7 options: (you only get to do this once, so choose carefully) What you say... What you get... ------------------------- ------------------------------------------------ A hammer, but black... Blood of the Gloomfrost (Hammer +4, THAC0, +10% (Dwarves Only) Fire & Cold Resistances, Storm Shell 1/Day, 5% heals 2-12 points of damage) I see a finger... Talon of the Gloomfrost (Scimitar +4, 10% Fire & (Druids Only) Cold res., Storm Shell 1/Day, 15% Entangle on the target) My eyes see a huge... Hand of the Gloomfrost (Great Sword +4, 10% Fire & Cold res., Storm Shell 1/Day, 5% chance of Suffocate on the target) A blade like an icicle... Kiss of the Gloomfrost (Long Sword +4, +10% fire & cold res., Casts Storm Shell 1/day, 5% chance 2-12 extra cold damage) I see the ice stretch... Fist of the Gloomfrost (Mace +4, +10% Fire & Cold res., Storm Shell 1/Day, 5% chance of 1-10 additional Bludgeoning damage) A small black dagger... Fang of the Gloomfrost (Dagger +4, +10% Fire & Cold res., Storm Shell 1/Day, Anti-Magic Shell 1/Day) A pillar of ice, massive.. Tongue of the Gloomfrost (Halberd +4, +10% Fire & Cold res., Storm Shell 1/Day, 3% chance of Cone of Cold on the target) For making a weapon you get 80,000 experience. Pick Tiernon's pocket to get: Tiernon's Hearthstone (Casts Resist Fire/Cold 1/day, Casts Burning Hands 1/day, Removes Fatigue 3/day) Then talk to Tiernon afterwards and he calls you on stealing his hearthstone. He lets you keep it anyway, saying that he would have given it to you had you asked. (Not that you COULD ask him...) After all that you can also buy items from him too. He has some interesting things that might be worth a look. Time to go to the final level, go left, then up to (x 2600 y 50) and out. The Seer: (AR 9502) --------- Go right, and then follow the path as it curves down, then left. At (x 1150 y 1100) there will be a circle to the south filled with Ice Golems (14,000 exp each). (Just before that I got an Ice Storm dropped on me) Anyway, continue left until you can go no more left, then drop all the way down. There will be more Ice Golems and traps along the way. Once you are at the bottom, go right. There will be another circle above you, ignore it. (It contains only Ice Golems and traps) Continue going all the way right. At (x 2265 y 2600) go up. Near the top of this passage are several traps. At (x 2675 y 1780) go right, then down to (x 3080 y 2130) and right again. Again you'll find more Ice Golems lurking about. There's also a Remorhaz stuck in a pit here. I just shot it with a crossbow. Note: I don't know why, but the Remorhaz had the really cool item, Kossuth's Blood, which reduces casting times. Unless you cheat, the only way to get this item is the spell Dimension Door. Anyway, continue right, then up. The passage sorta leans off to the left, continue to follow it. This passage is trapped. At (x 2700 y 220), if you have the Black Ice Mirror, the passage clears out and lets you get through. Inside you'll find the Seer (x 3260 y 310). The Seer has a LOT of information for you. Start off by asking why the seer is hiding, this leads to a conversation about "she", ask who "she" is. The Seer points out that Wylfdene is possessed not by Jerrod, but by this mysterious "she." Ask how to kill her, and the Seer tells you to take the mirror to Wylfdene. This is worth 280,000 experience. Then ask for the Seer to come with you and she refuses. If your speaking-character has at least 14 INT or WIS then you can ask: "If your Sight is true, then death will come for you whether you hide within these caves or not." Follow that up with: "So you will allow your enemy to choose the time of your death, rather than face it on your own terms? Fear has truly claimed you." to get 280,000 more experience. After that the Seer has more things to say, but nothing that important. The Seer then offers to teleport you to the surface, or to Tiernon (if you need items, or didn't get your Special Item made). Do NOT kill the Seer! Note: If you return to Tiernon after seeing the Seer and talk to him with your bard, he will take the Mirror of Black Ice from you and turn it into a nice amulet: (from Chris) +3 AC vs. missile attacks +2 AC vs. physical melee attacks except crushing +3 to saving throws vs. spells, wands, rods, staves User can cast Blur User can cast Mirror Image Return to Lonelywood. Lonelywood: (AR 9100) ----------- Go to the tavern and give Murdaugh the Ice Rose you had Tiernon make to get 630,000 experience. Oh, and Murdaugh seems happy too. That's it for the town, on to the Barbarian Camp. Barbarian Camp: (AR 9200) --------------- Talk to Angaar and get an audience with the big cheese. Tell him that you passed the test of Tempos and he agrees to let you see Wylfdene. Wylfdene: --------- Once again you are before Wylfdene. Tell him that you have seen the Seer and that you want to give him a mirror. He doesn't want it, but you managed to twist his words enough to get him to take it. The mirror reveals Wylfdene to be Isasaracht and you get 84,000 experience. Suddenly the Seer appears in the tent and taunts not-Wylfdene. Wylfdene kills the Seer before dying him(her)self. The dragon spirit leaves Wylfdene to fight again another day. The Seer is dead, Wylfdene is dead, and anarchy reigns in the tent. Half the Barbarians are cyan, the others are red. Kill those who are red. Then check the Seer's body for treasure: Wailing of Virgins Cloak (+4 AC vs. crushing, piercing and missile, +2 AC vs. slashing attacks, wearer is immune to fear type effects, Casts Cloak of Fear 1/day, only wearable by Elves, Half-Elves and Humans, CURSED -- cannot be removed) Leave the tent and the carnage continues. Be sure to kill all of the Wyrm's Tribe barbarians and you get a 300,000 experience bonus. After finishing off the wyrm tribe, go to leave the camp (to the left) and you'll find Hjollder. He tells you that you must hunt down the vile spirit to rid the world of this evil. He has tracked it down to the Sea of Moving Ice and has a boat ready to take you if you are prepared. However, first we have some looting to do around camp. There are 8 containers around here. The first is in the top left of the camp (x 420 y 815): Potion of Healing Elixir of Health The second is just below that one (x 320 y 1180): War Hammer +2 Studded Leather Armor +2 High Quality Long Sword (+1 THAC0) Potion of Extra Healing The third is a little down and right of the second (x 370 y 1585): Potion of Regeneration Ring of Protection +2 The fourth is somewhat below those, have to go right first (x 710 y 2450): Reinforced Large Shield +1 Studded Leather Armor (AC 7) The fifth is just above the dead center of camp (x 1940 y 885): Potion of Magic Shielding Potion of Fortitude The sixth is to the left of the fifth (x 1900 y 900): Potion of Strength The seventh is down and way to the right of those (x 3280 y 1290): RANDOM ITEM - Ogien's Scale (AC 2, cast Animal Rage 1/day) (any 1 of these) Cloak of Invisibility (casts Invisibility 3/day) And the eighth is just a little above and to the right of the seventh (x 3385 y 1000): Halberd of Sparks +1 (15% +1d10 electrical damage) Re-enter the large Tent, then take the far right exit. Talk to Beornen and ask him where the Dragon spirit fled, then "what do you mean", "what was this wyrm" and "what does this mean" again to get 120,000 experience. Beornen will also take you to the Sea of Moving Ice, but don't go yet. Now back to town. Lonelywood: (AR 9100) ----------- Back at town, go to the Inn and rest a bit. When you leave you will be confronted by Vaarglan the mage. He is looking for Kieran (who did say that people are after him). So, should you rat out Kieran? Doesn't matter, if you lie and say you have no idea what they're talking about, they know you're lying. If you rat him out, they learn directly from you. Either way they know. You're better off NOT telling them, however. I personally detest dealing with mages, so insult him and prepare for a fight. I'd deal with the mages first, Alpheus is particularly easy to kill, then work on the Priestess and then finally the rest. For your trouble you get some pretty good items: Vaarglan - 8000 experience Wand of Paralyzation (15 charges) Ring of Protection +2 Ring of Free Action Barrier Amulet (casts Stoneskin & Minor Globe of Invulnerability on the user., 2 charges) Golden Girdle (+3 AC v. slashing weapons) Robe of the Neutral Archmagi (AC 5, +5% magic res., +1 saves) Alpheus - 4000 experience Mage Robe of Fire Resistance (+20% fire res.) Potion of Magic Shielding Bracers AC6 Amulet of Metaspell Influence (+1 2nd level spell) 2 Potions of Extra Healing Priestess of Shar - 3000 experience Shadowed Plate Mail (AC 0, +3 AC vs missiles) Fast Flail +2 (+1 attack/round) Mercenary Thief - 4000 experience Boots of Stealth (+35% stealth) Studded Leather +4: Shadowed (+30% stealth, +20% weapons res.) Short Sword of Backstabbing +3 Mercenary Warrior - 3000 experience Battle Axe +3: Fatigue (20% chance target is slowed) Full Plate Mail +1 (AC 0) Gauntlets of Ogre Power (sets STR to 18/00) Mercenary Warrior 2 - 3000 experience Full Plate Mail +1 (AC 0) Gauntlets of Weapons Expertise (+1 THAC0, +2 Damage) Long Sword of Action +4 (+1 AC, +15 slash res., +1 attack/round) Large Shield +1 Go inside and talk to Kieran. Doesn't matter what you ask for (Rest, Items, etc.) you'll end out getting 630,000 experience for protecting him. (Unless you betrayed him, that is) We're not finished with Lonelywood just yet, we still have a mysterious grave digger to deal with. Go to the Mayor's House (x 1560 y 720), enter and discover the mayor's wife is dead. Go upstairs. Enter the Mayor's study and a brief cutscene results (the party arranges itself around the body). Purvis appears and threatens you. He was contracted out to kill Wylfdene and was embarrassed by the fact that YOU killed the barbarian. Naturally he just had to kill anyone who knew about it. Before anything happens, he quaffs a potion and runs downstairs. You'll find the assassin just outside the house, where he attacks you. (You know... your party finished the job that he wasn't able to do... doesn't he think he MIGHT be outmatched?) Take out Purvis: Purvis - 11,000 experience 2 Potions Boots of Stealth (+35% stealth) Short Sword of Backstabbing +3 Ring of Free Action Cloak of Non-Detection That pretty much does it for Lonelywood, return to the Barbarian Camp and have Hjollder take you to the Sea of Moving Ice. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6. [SFMVNG] Sea of Moving Ice ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Base Camp: (AR 9600) ---------- Jorn (x 760 y 1820) can provide you with healing, but not much information. The two barrels to your left (x 610 y 1900) and (x 580 y 1930) have a total of 10 Flaming Oils. You know what that means, there be Trolls ahead, matey. If you don't have many Fire based spells/attacks you might want to take these potions. If you need to get back to the mainland, you're out of luck, Beornen won't take you until Icasaracht is dead and gone. Time to move out. Go up and leave the camp, then take a right. You'll be attacked by Greater Snow Trolls (and their buddies). For some reason the Ice Trolls leave skulls behind. Continue right, fight through the Scrags (like Trolls, only scraggier) At (x 2070 y 1590) go down. You must go completely around the wreckage (through more Scrags) to get to the treasure at (x 1850 y 1740): RANDOM ITEM - Robe of Armory (AC 3, +10% weapons res., mage only) (any 1 of these) Namji's Robe (AC 5, regenerative, mage only) Go back to the left to (x 1180 y 1533) and go up. This leads past another wrecked ship to some more trolls. Go right up the stairs and you'll see two ice Golems guarding a door (x 1115 y 420). When you try to open the door, the Golems attack. Kill them and the door mysteriously opens. Go inside. Icy Path: (AR 9601) --------- You are immediately besieged upon by marauding enemies, including what looks like an Ice Wyvern (called a Bone Scavenger). This area is just a big Path, forming an S-shape. Go left. At the first bend in the path, you'll find more monsters. Follow the curve around to the right, and fight yet more monsters. At the next turn, you'll find a skeleton on the left (x 1370 y 915) with some treasure: 7 Flaming Oils RANDOM ITEM - Ogien's Scale (AC 2, cast Animal Rage 1/day) (any 1 of these) Cloak of Invisibility (casts Invisibility 3/day) Continue left and out (x 250 y 1150). Field of Bones: (AR 9602) --------------- Once more you are confronted by Trolls and Scrags. Making this battle more interesting is the Water Kin Elemental in the pond to your left. It shoots out little bolts o' pain at you. In case you're wondering, this area is simply CRAWLING with baddies, including some new Frozen Bone type enemies. Go left, then down, then right to (x 2050 y 1111), where you will cross over a dead white dragon's tail. Go right across the tail, fight through some Ice Bones (and Cold Bones and Bone Scavengers and whatnot). Once the monsters are disposed of, you can start searching for treasure. The first is above and to the left, on a corpse of some creature (x 2700 y 920): Wand of Lightning The next one is right and above the first (x 3140 y 725): 1000 gold Chainmail +2 Amulet of Protection +1 The next one is right and down, in the eye of a Beholder (x 3400 y 1020): 2 Gems And just to the left is the last in this area (x 3150 y 1100): 524 gold Go down, fight through more Cold and Frozen Bones (I hate those Frozen Bones, they throw devastating Ice attacks at you). Then you can search for treasure. A big carcass at (x 2880 y 1615) has: Ring of Protection +2 Ring of Infravision Potion of Magic Blocking Right of that is a more humanoid corpse (x 3250 y 1715): Broken Armor Potion of Hill Giant Strength Potion of Heroism Continue down, then when you can't go down, go left. When you get to the Head of the dead dragon, go up along the right side of it until you reach his Rib Cage (x 1630 y 1700): Bastard Sword +1, +3 vs. Shapeshifters Large Shield +1 Cloak of Protection +2 Mithril Field Plate +2 Gauntlets of Ogre Power Go back to the head, and go left. This leads you to Xactile the Sahuagin Priest. Talking to Xactile is nearly worthless, he offers you nothing that you need to know. He can heal you if you want. The altar behind Xactile (x 1010 y 2215) is TRAPPED and has: RANDOM ITEM - Ring of Will o' Wisp (1/day shoots out electric damage) (any 1 of these) Mourner's Armor (AC 4, CURSED, cannot see current HP, +25 HP, +75% missile resistance, immune to Pain, thieving penalty of -25%) It's a very odd armor to wear, as your character turns completely red (as though they had no HP at all). You can still see their MAX HP, just not what they have now. Are they close to death? Who knows! Want it off? Xactile can do a Remove Curse to get it off. Don't like Sahuagin? Who does. Kill Xactile (and his Boneguard Skeletons) for: Xactile - 6000 exp Coral Plate Armor (AC 3, +25% fire & cold res., -2 DEX) Mace +1 Boneguard Skeleton (4) - 4000 exp each Go through the rib cage to the next level (x 660 y 2080). Ice Citadel: (AR 9603) ------------ Warning: There are about 17 major traps on the floor in this area. Be careful! Go forward, through the Vodyanoi (kinda like Umber Hulks), and kill the Sahuagins. The Sahuagins have magical bolts called Bolts of Sekolah's Fire if you use Crossbows. Forward! There are many traps around, so be careful. You will be quite surrounded by monsters very quickly. You'll also note that Ice Golems block three paths ahead of you (though they aren't hostile yet). In the room immediately to your right you'll only find a Water Kin Elemental. In the room above that one you'll find three orbs, each has some Bolts of Sekolah's Fire. Back to the main chamber. You'll have to take on the Ice Golems, and when you do a HORDE of Sahuagin will rush at you, so use some strategy. I'd make a "turtle" formation (with your 4 best fighters in front, and weaker members in back) and just fight till you're done. When you're ready, cross the bridge to the other side (beware of TRAPS, of course). On the other side you'll find Sahuagin Elite Guards and the Sahuagin Prince. Nothing terribly tricky about this battle, just try to keep your group together and you'll be fine. The Elite Guard have: Shark Skin Armor (AC 8, +10% fire & ice res., -1 DEX) Spear +1 (etc.) Be sure to check the Prince for: Coral Plate Armor (AC 3, +25% fire & cold res., -2 DEX) Plain Key Cloak of Protection +1 Spear All around this area are vases, pots and so forth filled with treasure. Starting from the one on the left (x 360 y 850): The Unstrung Harp (Casts Heal 1/day, usable by good/neutral bards w/13 WIS) Next one up (x 475 y 670): Sceptre of Tyranny (Club +4, Immune to Fear, +1 CHA, Casts Domination & Cloak of Fear 1/day) Next one to the right (x 633 y 575): Pestilent Dawn (Mace +4, 25% chance of disease, evil only) Next one to the right (x 720 y 580): Lover (Throwing Dagger +4, returns to sender Next one to the right (x 810 y 535): Icon of Power (Halberd +3, casts Symbol of Pain 3/day) Next one to the right (x 1000 y 540): Debian's Rod of Smiting (Club +3, extra 4-11 dmg vs. Golems w/ 5% chance to destroy them, against Outer Planar creatures extra 8-24 dmg) The last container is empty. Go right to the door at (x 1370 y 460) and open it. The Burger has one last thing for you to do here: In the last room just before Icasaracht (the one with the Sahuagin Prince) there's an orb on the right side that turns your cursor turns into a sword when you mouse over it. If you do attack it, you shatter it. That sets off a Snilloc's Snowball Swarm, and the you get a message: "You destroyed the preservation ward on the young dragon body, allowing it to die." For that you get 10,000 xp. Not sure WHAT it is referring to. Icasaracht: (AR 9604) ----------- As you enter your characters are exported...for whatever purpose. You then automatically walk up and talk to the not-quite-dead dragon Icasaracht. After a bit of maniacal exposition, she attacks you. Oh, and she has some Sahuagin to help her out, Royal Guards, a couple of Priestesses and a Sahuagin King. Avoid Icasaracht for the moment to avoid her icy breath. I'd take out the Priestesses first else they might cast their spells on you. I'd then concentrate on the king and royal guards and finish off with Icasaracht. Use your potions! Icasaracht has 400 HP and -5 AC. Icasaracht - 50,000 experience Sahuagin King - 3000 experience Coral Plate Armor Cloak of Displacement Spear +1 Heavy Crossbow +1 Bolts High Priestess - 3000 experience Light Crossbow Bolts Underpriestess (2) - 2000 experience Royal Guards (4) - 3000 experience Once the Dragon Form is defeated, you must defeat the Soul Gem which appears over to the left in the mouth of the background dragon. The Soul Gem has another 150 HP. Defeat the Soul Gem for 50,000 experience. For doing all that you get an extra 500,000 experience and are free to go back to Icewind Dale. (unless you did an Expansion Only game) Congratulations for saving the Icewind Dale area... again! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 7. [TRLSFT] Trials of the Luremaster ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trials of the Luremaster is a free downloadable dungeon available to anyone who purchased Heart of Winter. It is a whopping 71MB download, however, so people with lowly 56k modems will have to take several hours to get it. http://www.fileplanet.com/62184/60000/fileinfo/Icewind-Dale---Heart-of- Winter:-Trials-of-the-Luremaster You MUST be registered with FilePlanet to get the download. To get started, enter the Whistling Gallows Inn in Lonelywood and talk to the Halfling Man... Anauroch: (AR 9700) --------- Appropriately, the halfling drops you off in the middle of a battle with some harpies. The Fiendish Harpies are pretty decent fighters, and have singing attacks (similar to a Bard). They have 120 HP and are worth 2000 experience. If you need to buy anything while you are here, just go into Hobart's shack. He doesn't sell much anything worth while, but at least it's something. On the right side is a Spider Room. This becomes important later. Go up and talk to the Spectral Figure (x 800 y 400). He'll give you some riddles about which this level is based. Once you have the riddle it is placed in your journal. Go right and up the stairs. It won't look like you can actually go up these stairs, but as you get close to the hole in them, it gets patched up. Go up the stairs. Once you're on the top level, head up to the top tower (x 75 y 100). Northeast Tower: (AR 9706) ---------------- This area is crawling in Harpies and the Harpy Queen, who for some reason, wants to know your name. This ends in a very large battle with the annoying beasties. The Harpy Queen has some treasure: Chautog's Thinker (Helm, +1 AC, +2 INT, -2 CHA) Ring of Greater Resistance (+2 AC, +25% crushing res., +3 save vs spells) 3 Potions of Extra Healing Go over to the lever (x 270 y 420) and click it. Exit, then go down to the next tower (x 760 y 930). Southeast Tower: (AR 9708) ---------------- In this room is a party of EVIL adventurer's. They don't listen to much you have to say and attack you. In order, I'd take out their mage, then cleric and work on anyone left. They weren't terribly difficult. Criek of Bane - Ring of Greater Resistance Bag of Holding Fire Flail +3 Adran Runeshadow - Cloak of Scintillating Colors (+3 AC) Staff of the Hanged Man's Glee Boots of Grounding Ring of Fire Resistance Ring of Protection +2 Golden Girdle Wand of Fire Robe of the Evil Archmagi Shelhai - Full Plate Mail +1 Charged Battle Axe +1 Gauntlets of Ogre Power Ring of Free Action gems... Djinni - Wind of Heaven (Long Sword +4, +5 vs. elementals) Once the room is clear, click on the lever at (x 270 y 430). Exit. Go back down the stairs, then over to the stairs on the other side. Once there, go to the northwest tower (x 75 y 120). Northwest Tower: (AR 9704) ---------------- On the ground here (x 440 y 440) you'll find the Symbol of Helm. Take it. Also in here is a Fallen Paladin named Harald. If you talk to him, he'll simply tell you a Sad Story and ask that you kill him. Don't, it hurts your reputation by 5 (which might cause your own Paladins to Fall). Go over and flip the switch (x 590 y 315). Go down the stairs (x 315 y 510). (AR 9703) Talk to the Spectral Figure and he'll summon some Animated Plates to attack you. (they look like Skeletal Warriors, but without the bones) Kill all of them to get the reward: 120,000 experience Note (Tale of Sir Erris) Go back up, then exit the tower. Head down to the final tower (x 750 y 970). Southwest Tower: (AR 9704) ---------------- Kill all the wyverns here. Then flip the switch (x 570 y 320). Next, go down the stairs (x 300 y 500). (AR 9701) Talk to the Luremaster here, and he'll ask you a riddle. The answer is WIND. (If you answer incorrectly, he'll summon forth an elemental from your answer, so if you answer IRON, he'll attack you with Iron Golems) Answer correctly to get your prize: 120,000 experience Note (Tale of Sir Giles) Exit the tower. Head back over to the right staircase, and go up to re-enter the right towers. Do the top one first. Northeast Tower: (AR 9706) ---------------- You'll notice some stairs have appeared here (from flipping the lever in the southwest tower), go down them (x 680 y 350). (AR 9705) This time the Luremaster wants you to pick from 6 treasure chests. Only 1 has the object that you seek, the others simply are trapped. In case you are wondering they ALL Detect as Traps. The note is in the Top Right chest (x 450 y 450). Note (Tale of Sir Geddian) Leave this tower, and head down to the southeast tower. Southeast Tower: (AR 9708) ---------------- Go down the new stairs (x 680 y 350). (AR 9707) Talk to the Luremaster again, and he'll set more monsters on you. Kill them to get your reward: 120,000 experience Note (Tale of Sir Zierkki) Exit, then drop back to the main level. Anauroch: (AR 9700) --------- There is a door near the stairs here (x 1750 y 560) that leads into the Spider Room. Clear out the spiders, then place the Symbol of Helm on the altar. This opens a secret passage just below the altar (x 608 y 295), enter it. Crypt: (AR 9714) ------ You'll find Crypt Things on this level, they have an odd habit of teleporting your people all over this level. I'd suggest leaving them there and having your main party attempt to locate them when this happens, or just continue on with your journey and try to get them as you look for other things. There are a lot of tiny treasures (gold for the most part) all over this level. I won't be pointing any of these out since you probably don't need money at this point in the game. The only treasures pointed out will be things that are greater than some gold. There will be a trapped coffin just in front of you (x 670 y 1850): Heavy Crossbow of Accuracy 20 Bolts +2 Go down into the small room here, then open the southern secret wall (x 930 y 2240). From here go down to the next secret wall (x 1330 y 2400), open and go through. This room is crawling with undead. Kill them then search the coffin (x 1200 y 2600) for the: Electrum Key Back to the starting room, then go up to the next room to find the secret wall to the right (x 660 y 1490). Again this area will be filled with the undead. Go up to find the coffin (x 580 y 850): Copper Key Walk through the left wall (x 440 y 995), then up. There will be another coffin here (x 400 y 430) with the: Silver Key Go back to the starting room, now open the right wall (x 900 y 1760). This room has a lot of undead crawling around it. Kill them and continue right. This leads to the center circle of the level, which is surrounded by more Crypt Things. Open the southeast door (x 2230 y 1530), this uses the Copper Key, and go through. More undead (are you seeing a pattern yet?). Continue through this room to the next. Take on these undead to get to the Coffin (x 2700 y 2200): Gold Key Go back to the Circle, then take the lower east door (x 2400 y 1735), this uses the Silver Key. Go through this to find the Coffin (x 2920 y 1400): Platinum Key Back to the Circle, then take the northern door (x 2140 y 1080), this uses the Electrum key. Go up to the next room, kill the undead, then find the secret passage on the right wall. Go through to the coffin and get the: Bronze Key Back to the Circle. Open all the other doors to open up the passage to the right. Kill the undead, go through the room to find a secret passage on the right wall. Enter. Note: If you want to, the Bronze Door (check above the doors for their color) leads to a great pile of treasure at (x 1800 y 2900). We have finally found the 4 crypts that correspond to the 4 notes we got earlier. Here is where they go: Top Left Crypt (Axe) - Note of Erris Top Right Crypt (Sword & Shield) - Note of Geddian Lower Right Crypt (Spear) - Note of Zierkki Lower Left (Mace) - Note of Giles This gets you 420,000 experience. Head all the way out of the crypt, out of the spider room to the main level. The major passage to the north is now opened and you can pass through. Castle Interior: (AR 9711) ---------------- You'll meet the Luremaster yet again, and again he'll give you yet another riddle. Go up and into the main chamber. Here there are many ghostly guards who are, well, guarding things. They won't care about you at all until you start to get by them, then they become hostile. The right staircase leads to some bookshelves, and it is guarded. Go up the stairs (after having dealt with the suddenly hostile guards) to find Hobart. Talk to him. He wants you to get him a key. Refuse and he'll turn into a Rakshasa. Kill him and his goons. The top bookshelf has some scrolls. Back down, then up the left stairs to the upper chambers. Upper Chambers: (AR 9712) --------------- Head up along the passage, through some water elementals to the Dance Hall. Here some ghosts will dance along, then disappear leaving you to be attacked by a Beholder. Continue along the passage. The first room has a Scroll (Power Word: Stun) that if you take, the guards will attack. Continue along the passage, and kill the next Beholder that you find. Take a brief detour into the circular room below you to get some scrolls and the Tome of Leadership and Influence (CHARISMA +1). Continue left into the Master Bedroom, then go up to find the Lord. Lord Maluradek - 6000 experience Dead God's Dreaming (Bastard Sword +4, +5 vs. good) The shelves behind him contain his Journal. Enter the room to the right, and open the secret wall to the right (x 1733 y 875). Search here to find: High Quality Bastard Sword Dungeon Key Full Plate +1 Great Shield +3 Go back down to the previous level. Castle Interior: (AR 9711) ---------------- Go over to the right, and a little down to find the Dungeon Door (x 2030 y 1260), convenient that we now have a Dungeon Key, eh? Go in and go down the stairs. Dungeon 1: (AR 9716) ---------- Open the door and enter. There are 2 levers here, and a door. Flip the levers, then pick open (or bash) the door. Go through, kill all the monsters. Go through this mess, and pick open the next door and go through. Note: You don't have to flip the levers, as all it will do is let the monsters out, however, they get let out as you pass by anyway. Dungeon 2: (AR 9717) ---------- Walk forward and the door will tell you that you can't pass. Only those with 2 heads with no eyes can pass. Sounds like another riddle. Each of the little side rooms here have Beholders in them. Beware! Each of the 2 long side passages leads past a LOT of monsters, and lead to a locked door (pick it) and a dead body that has a Skull. Once you have 2 skulls you can pass by that annoying talking door. Opening the door gets you 420,000 experience. Dungeon 3, Slime Level: (AR 9718) ----------------------- Note: In this level where the Luremaster traps you with a bunch of slime, if you cast summon creature and put a creature under the gate, the gate won't close. I discovered this by accident (I always have my creatures go through doors ahead of me). (from David Yeung) Flip the switch and see the cutscene with the Luremaster as he attempts to explain himself a little. He riddles you again, then seals you inside this chamber... forever! Then you must kill about a dozen slimes. The 2 rooms to each side have Slims and Slime Zombies, not very important. Pick open the top door and enter. Search for the secret wall on the right. This leads to the way out. Dungeon 4, Jackal Level: (AR 9800) ------------------------ We're going to be entering 5 different caves here to get 5 different Flawed Gems. These gems are then upgraded to Flawless, and put elsewhere to open the exit. Sounds simple. This place is just teeming with werejackals, so be cautious. Be sure to be looking for traps, and head up. Then go right, at the first opportunity (x 950 y 550) go down. There's some treasure here (x 1233 y 815) that includes: Hell's Bane (normal long sword, unless attacking a demon then it is a 2d8+4 sword with +4 to hit) Continue down to the first cave (x 1275 y 1250) and enter. (AR 9801) Go forward and search the chest for: Flawed Skydrop Gem Go left, then up. You'll be attacked by a whole lot of Minotaurs, one of which has some treasure: Cloak of Displacement Axe of the Minotaur Lord +4 Ring of Free Action Exit. (AR 9800) Drop down. You'll have to fight through yet more enemies. There will be a circle of stones here with some summoners. To the left of them is a bedroll with a scroll (a Clue!) and below that a chest with some potions. Go below all of that into the next cave (x 320 y 2620). (AR 9801) A very large battle here, with all sorts of enemies. Once they're dealt with search the chest above to get: Flawed Fire Agate Gem Exit. (AR 9800) Go all the way back up, then right to the third cave (x 1560 y 340). (AR 9801) Fight through the insects (well, spiders aren't really insects, but still), then drop down to the chest and get: Flawed Emerald. Exit. (AR 9800) Go right, then down (ignore the Shamblers if you want, they only lead to more Shamblers), then left to find Rikasha. He'll explain some key plot points to you, such as just who that little Hobart really is. Continue left, then all the way down, killing enemies as you find them. The fourth portal is at the bottom, across a little stream (x 1360 y 2667). (AR 9801) Kill the millions of harpies here (I exaggerate, but not by much), then go right, find the chest and get: Flawed Pearl Exit. (AR 9800) Go up, then right. This is the Portal Room, but we can't use it just yet. Clear out the monsters. If you want, there are some spells across the stream just below the portal. Go right, above the portal, then up. There were some containers here with some treasures (like a Ring of Animal Friendship and a Bow of Marksmanship, nothing great). Go down, then left to the last cave (x 2330 y 1360). (AR 9801) There are Dire Bears here. Drop down to find the chest with the: Flawed Moonbar Gem Exit. (AR 9800) Head all the way back to the first cave that we entered. (x 1275 y 1250) Go left, then down, and left across the stream to find the Chest of Seasons. Place all the Flawed Gems in it. As they are put into the chest, they'll vanish. Now re-enter each of the caves to find the Altars. On each of the altars you will find the now Flawless gems. The first one is directly up from where you are. Kill the Stone Nuisances, and get your Gem. Repeat for all 5 caves. Once that is done, head over to the 5 sided portal (x 3310 y 2025). To find out where to place the stones, click on the appropriate "point" of the star. Then just outside the point, place the right gem: Flawless Moonstone = Night Flawless Waterstar = Sea Flawless Diamond = Earth Flawless Sunstone = Day Flawless Star Sapphire = Heaven When all gems are placed, you get 30,000 experience and the portal opens. Throne Room: (AR 9711) ------------ You are teleported into the throne room (the guarded door that couldn't be opened earlier) to confront the Luremaster. He tells you good job, then has a whole brood of spirits attack you... you know, as your reward for a job well done. With the battle over, open up the throne and take the Ring inside. This opens the Throne Room and allows you to exit. To get back to Lonelywood, simply equip the ring and Use it on yourself. (from the backpack icon in your characters lower toolbelt on the main screen) Congratulations for surviving the Trials of the Luremaster! =============================================================================== [PPNDCS] Appendices =============================================================================== ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I. [GDTNMN] Guide to Naming Characters: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I have heard that some people have trouble coming up with creative names for their characters. So here is a little guide to coming up with interesting names that seem to fit into the game (i.e. names that aren't "brad" or "mike" or something). Method 1: Take an existing last name, and make it a first name. Ex: Corbin, Martens, Miller. Obviously this doesn't work with all last names, and it also tends to skew mostly male. Method 2: You can also make interesting names by taking an existing name, such as Kate, and flipping some letters around to make a new name, Kaet. Method 3: Somewhat similar to method 2, this one merely involves adding useless vowels. Try adding an 'a' before an 'e' or an 'i' after an 'e'. Take the name Patrick for example. It will become Paetrick. Method 3-B: Swap hard consonants (such as the hard K) for softer consonants (such as the softer G). So starting with our Paetrick, we can turn him into a Paetrig. Also works by turning T's to D's, etc. Method 4: Another fun thing to try is to simply add a new "flourish" to an existing name. For example we start with "Nate" and add the "flourish" "ylia" to make the new name "Natylia". Method 5: Start with another word, say the number "Seven". Replace the vowels with new vowels to make "Sivan". Now if you want to make it feminine add an "y" (or something similar) to the end to make "Sivany". Or try this, start with the word "talent". Replace the first 't' with a "th" and then replace the 'e' with an 'a'. You now have "Thalant", which is a good name, but needs a little flourish of "yr" to finish it "Thalantyr". Here's a list of names that I have used in various RPG games. This list will be a little small for now, but as I get more of them, I'll add them. If you have any name that you want to send in, please feel free! (firstname.lastname@example.org) Female: Male: ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ¯¯¯¯¯ Kaet Salamoss Telen Sivany Syllas Jiany Poetayn Saenra Mytahl Kystra Ralasannvyr Lydra Ylv Tor Tyllaenii Ex'ald Moor Bealla Forthyss Aallax Morkallai Cyrra Lyth Cyr Daan Sho'erna Moerth Kintos the Dim (my current favorite) Mistriana Corvuus Karyana Khaar the Bloody Ceqeen'ah Rargh (great with Male Fighter 3 sounds) The following names are from Bane: Lyria Taaryn (Taryn) Kestyn Yulosa Maya Astyk Galian Bane The following names are from Souma: Alicia Bonecrusher (ranger/cleric) Wildfoot (a halfling fighter/thief) Simion (a Paladin, a bit of an ape :P) Adonis has some more names: Corwin (usually a ftr/cleric) Got the name from a Roger Zelazny series of books, the "Amber" series. Shalandra, my thief. Just made it up. Kyren Pathfinder, my ranger or ranger/cleric or/druid. Always an elf. Buffy Trueheart, a female paladin. Darius, a mage of any race. Tor Eriksen. Named after the first AD&D character of mine that ever had an 18/00 strength. Tor is a modification of Thor, obviously. Celune, my bard. Clarissa, my Cleric. I don't generally give my computer RPG characters last names. It just takes up more space in the chat windows, and they are always too long to export the character with the same name. The following names, and strategy, were sent to me by Preston Lloid: Female: Male: ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ¯¯¯¯¯ Jephinia Justice Edcam Sielfir Misha Kintyre Purl Sielfir Latista Dymnir Paxus Silatis Kyndria Valmund Bastius Mnotarior Shaloa Fighro Rhymnir Kaleef Syff Kintous Kelt Incurrigate Geila Mist Solas Imnikurr Tarrento Gymnica I also found that nearly all the months make fine female first names (e.g. October, November etc.). Furthermore I personally think that there's nothing wrong with giving your character a first name and some kind of call name instead of an actual surname (or family name). For instance, if you've made a female priest with the alignment "lawful good" you might call her "Misha the Divine", instead of Misha Kintyre. Or if you create an evil male mage, you could call him "Tarrento the Dreadful". Name Characters Based on What They Do (from Leo Wang): ------------------------------------- If someone wants to add a last name, I suggest that it should be something that makes the character stick out, or something that the character is fond of doing. For example, you could have Nyla "Firefingers" the female evoker, because she's fond of Burning Hands (and other Fire-based spells). (Got Nyla by putting N.Y. and L.A. together) Or, you could have Balthus "Cuisinart" because he's a fighter specializing in Great Swords (and has or will have 6 Proficiency points devoted to it). Or you could simply have the character go by a nickname. For example, a cleric might be called Amelior/Ameliore (short for ameliorate) because he/she's got nothing but healing spells and Aid memorized all the time. A battle cleric might be called Glory Preacherson or Orata (orator) because the rousing speeches (Prayer, Recitation) about glory that he/she gives is so moving that he/she's got to be the son/daughter of a (successful) preacher/orator. A Dwarf Thief might be called Granite Tunnelfast or Amiterre for a female (I hope I got the words right...it's supposed to be the french word for "friend" with the word for "earth") for...obvious reasons. :) There's only so many ways you can make a name sound exotic before it all starts to sounds the same though... ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- II. [CHTSSS] Cheats: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The first step to getting these cheats to work, is to download the latest patch here: http://www.planetbaldursgate.com/iwd/media/files/patches/index.shtml Cheat Codes First, open up the "icewind.ini" file in the game directory. Add the line "Cheats=1" under the "[Game Options]" section. Don't include the quotes. So, it should look like: [Game Options] Cheats=1 Start the game and press [Ctrl] + [Tab] to display the console window. HoW Note: In Heart of Winter, instead of putting in CHEATERSDOPROSPER use GETYOURCHEATON. EX: GETYOURCHEATON:CreateItem("boot01") to create some boots. (from Sebastien Rheaume) CHEATERSDOPROSPER:ExploreArea() Show full map. CHEATERSDOPROSPER:Hans() Teleport party to pointer. CHEATERSDOPROSPER:SetCurrentXP([number]) Give selected characters indicated EXP. CHEATERSDOPROSPER:AddGold([number]) Add indicated gold to party total. CHEATERSDOPROSPER:Midas() Add 500 gold to party total. CHEATERSDOPROSPER:FirstAid() 5 healing potions, 5 antidotes, and 1 Scroll Of Stone To Flesh. CHEATERSDOPROSPER:CreateItem("xxxxxx") This creates any item that you know the Item Code for. Every item from Baldur's Gate is there (minus Drizzt's Defender), so you can get some Item Codes from my Baldur's Gate FAQ. (Tales of the Sword Coast items are NOT in IWD) Also I now have an Item Listing for all the items in Icewind Dale, which can be found at GameFAQs. (http://www.gamefaqs.com/) Note: If you are creating an item that can have multiples in one stack, use the CreateItem("xxxxxx", num) form. So to create 300 Summon Cow scrolls you would enter CHEATERSDOPROSPER:CreateItem("scrlzz", 300) Here's a few IWD unique codes: BELTSTR - Girdle of Stromnos (sets STR to 19) BOOTFOX - Boots of the Fox (increases speed, and +1 AC) CLOAKMI - Mithran's Cloak (+3 AC, Saving Throw +2) DBONE - Ring of Dwarven Bone (+1 STR, not usable by good char) GLORY - Plate Mail +6, Glory of Suffering (-25 HP to wear) HELMDEF - Helm of the Blessed Defender (+3 AC, Halflings/Gnomes only) HELMSUN - Sune's Laurel of Favor (Helm anyone can wear, +1 AC, +1 CHA) HOLDING - Jester's Bag of Holding (Creates random items once per day) KAYBOW - Kaylessa's Bow (+1 Dex, +3 Dmg, +3 to hit, min STR of 15 to use) KAYCHAI - Kaylessa's Elven Chainmail (AC 2, +1 Dex) KAYGLOV - Kaylessa's Gloves (+1 AC, +1 Dex) ORRSHLD - Orrick's Rhino Beetle Shield (+4 AC) SCRLZZ - Spell: Summon Cow (you heard me!) ULBOW5A - Long Bow +4: Hammer (+1 AC, +4 Dmg, +5 to Hit, 4 attacks/round) ULSWD4B - Long Sword +3: Enforcer (extra spells, only usable by F/M) ULSWD5B - Long Sword +3: Bhaal's Fire (extra 2d4 of fire dmg) UROBE1A - Robe of Enfusing (+2 AC, +5% magic resistance, +5 Lore) VOICEBN - A dead paladin (no point, but it's interesting to see things cut from the game) Here are the Astrolabe Pieces: PIECE1 PIECE2 PIECE3 PIECE4 The following codes can merely be entered (they don't need the CONSOLE like the above cheats) after you've entered this in the console: CHEATERSDOPROSPER:EnableCheatKeys() [Ctrl] + J - Move selected characters to pointer position. [Ctrl] + R - Heal or resurrect the selected character or portrait. [Ctrl] + Y - Kill selected monster or NPC with no EXP. [Ctrl] + 4 - Display trigger polygons; shows traps. [Ctrl] + 9 - Display character bounding boxes [Ctrl] + Q - Forces the monster to join party (from GOOD-ASH) (most cheats above here, except CreateItem, came from Jake Sweet) _____________ Item Copying: ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ There is a really easy way to duplicate any item that you receive using a quirk in the game's design. 1. Save the game. 2. Export the Character with the item(s) that you wish to copy. (only works with characters that you have created yourself, such as the main character) 3. Give all of that character's items away, and then click the bottom button (Character Arbitration), then click the Modify Characters button (only works if there are no enemies around, and you aren't in the middle of casting a spell), and then click on the Character Name to delete the character. 4. Now immediately Import the character back, and you now have 2 of everything that person had. Similarly if you are doing this in a single player, you: 1. Export the Character. 2. Start a new game. 3. At the Character Creation Screen press "Import" and the select your character. It is really helpful that when you Export your Character to name him/her something specific, not just "Character1" or something. This is really useful for the ultra-rare items like the Girdle of Stromnos. This also works well if you want to start over, simply export your characters, start a new game, and import them there. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- III. [BGZZZZ] Bugs: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The "Symbol of Correlon Lorethian" Necklace bug: This artifact is supposed to affect your THAC0 by +2 when worn, but instead it actually CHANGES your THAC0 by +2 EVERY time it is worn! So if you were to unequip/reequip this item over and over, your THAC0 would continuously decrease! Not only that, but when you simply LOAD your game up, it will decrease your THAC0 then as well. As far as I know, you can keep improving your THAC0 forever (I stopped at -130). WARNING: I wouldn't use this Bug as it horribly unbalances the game. What I would do with it is to equip it once, then throw it away. This way you get the effect of the item, but not the bug. Patch Note: This is fixed in the latest patch. Denaini's Holy Water: When you give Denaini the holy water, she is supposed to give you an item "as Thanks", but you get nothing. Patch Note: This is fixed in the latest patch. Orrick and the Book of Mythal: When you give Orrick the Book about Mythal that you found in the Shattered Hand, you should get an artifact, but you don't. Not only that, but when talking to him about it, you get a "NO VALID REPLIES OR LINKS" as your only dialogue option! (even IF this is fixed in a patch, if you have already visited Orrick, then you will never get the right reply, you would have to start a new game) Patch Note: This is fixed in the latest patch. Character Arbitration Bug (This was done in Single Player mode) I recently started a new game with only 2 characters, just to play around with some different classes and such. Quickly getting bored with that I did a Quickload (via pressing L) to bring up my regular party. Now I wanted to Modify this party of 6, but discovered when I pressed the Character Arbitration button that it only showed the first two people in the party. If I clicked 'done' at this point nothing happened, but if I clicked 'modify' first, then 'done', it would drop my party from the full 6 to only 2. Then if I were to try to create a new character in one of the "blank" spots, it would actually restore the party member who should have been there already! Infinite Experience Loop in Aquarium (from ERSKINE) This is a bug I found and I don't know if it will work for you but-- If you talk to the boss salamander and he tells you to kill the leader of the slave revolt, go talk to the leader of the slaves in the basement (not Vera- you need to avoid talking to Vera before you talk to Gareth)-- he thinks that vera is dead and you can now go back to the Boss and tell him that she died in the escape--here's the bug-- He will then tell you to kill all of the slaves, tell him you will think about it and the conversation ends, BUT if you talk to him again you can tell him Vera died in the escape again and get more xp's (about 10k for each character) I was able to do this indefinitely (I got my characters up about three levels each before I got tired of it)-- again I don't know if this will work for you, or if you even want to try it. Rhino Beetle Shell Bug (from ERSKINE) Another bug-- when I took rhino beetle shell to dirty lew (use a female to talk to him--better prices) and got him to make a shield for me I then took it to Nym (the dark-elf) an paid for him to enchant it and to buy his dagger (refuse his first offer of 30,000 gp and the next offer is 33,000gp for the enchantment and a dagger)- only he didn't give me his dagger! (the dialogue said "here's your dagger" but I didn't get one)-- if you refuse his second offer he offers "a better enchantment" for 28,000gp-- but this is the same as the first enchantment, but 2,000gp less. Ed. Note: One similar item to this is the Orrick's Shield. Supposedly Orrick was once able to enchant the Rhino Beetle Shield in the same fashion as Nym (but +4 instead of +3), however there is no way to get Orrick to enchant the shield. (It's the item code ORRSHLD if you're curious) Lizard King's Lizardmen weren't so loyal... While attacking the Lizard King with my third party (the Walkthrough party), I noticed that all the lizardmen were suddenly under my control. What I had done was that I told him that this Cave was going to belong to a Dead Lizard King, and he attacked. I don't know why all his followers suddenly joined my side, but as soon as they killed the King for me, they became enemies again. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IV. [STRNGT] Strange Things ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Shadowed Orcs in the Severed Hand say "Zug Zug" when they attack you, just as the Peon Orcs in Warcraft II do. The Razorvine Extract (property of Mourns-for-Trees) is a reference to the Black Isle game, Planescape: Torment. Erevain's Journal makes mention of Xan from Baldur's Gate (see the Stinger at the end of the FAQ for the exact quote). Normal Cold Wights that you encounter are worth 1400 exp. However, the random Cold Wights (those that you encounter if you rest and are attacked in the night) are worth more at 1500 exp. Why is that? On the fourth level of the Shattered Hand is an elven bladesinger named Lethias. He can occasionally be seen muttering "The needs of the many...", a line from Leonard Nimoy's Spock character in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan. (Scott Werner) =============================================================================== [FNLWRD] Final Words... =============================================================================== This FAQ was written entirely using the GWD Text Editor: (shareware) http://www.gwdsoft.com/ _________________________ Special Thanks: (Credits) ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Adonis for some clarification on what kills Yxunomei and some Names Andrew Quah for lots of information Andy Finkel for Pickpocketing Purvis so many times Bane & Prestion Lloid for some names in the Guide to Naming Characters Chris Chris Bradley CJayC for posting this FAQ David Yeung for sending some good information on the Trials of the Luremaster Duncan Clay for a whole LOTTA information ERSKINE for lots of information all over the place Fellcor Lim for pointing out a missing bag o' items in Joril's Cave Jake Sweet for the cheats Jean-Philippe RODRIGUEZ for updating the Kontik random item list and adding some stuff about Edion Jeremy Treanor for his fire protection strategy Jim Valeri for a good question Ken Baker (Founder of TeamBG) for making some of the best BG & IWD Utilities Kyle Angstadt for pointing out the Vaarglan quest Lauren for mentioning how to get rid of the Register Now thing Leo Wang for a great many things (a GREAT many) Loren M Ziem Mattias Matt Richardson for adding to the Ilmater subquest in Kuldahar Mike Gan for information on the Ice Priestess' Items, etc. mortzestus Nereid for the Ilmater Townsperson in Kuldahar Scott Werner for pointing out that Trolls sometimes die without fire or acid SgtFang Souma for pickpocketing advice, and more The Burger for a 10,000 exp note Tony for a small update on the Priestess of Auril Anyone who emails me with nice things to say, you are appreciated! Black Isle for making such a great little game! _________________________ Shameless Self Promotion: ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ I am Dan Simpson (email@example.com) and have also written FAQs for: NES: Disney Adventures in the Magic Kingdom Final Fantasy -- Magic FAQ The Legend of Zelda SNES: Aerobiz Aerobiz Supersonic Utopia: Creation of a Nation Genesis: StarFlight PSX: Thousand Arms -- Walkthrough -- Forging/Dating FAQ PS2: Madden NFL 2001 XBOX: Star Wars: KotOR II: The Sith Lords -- FAQ/Walkthrough -- Influence Guide PC: AD&D Rules FAQ, 2nd and 3rd Editions Baldur's Gate & Tales of the Sword Coast -- FAQ/Walkthrough NPC List Creature List Baldur's Gate II & Throne of Bhaal -- FAQ/Walkthrough -- Items List -- Class FAQ -- Creature List Civilization III (incomplete) Colonization -- the Single Colony Strategy Guide -- the Cheat Guide Drakan: Order of the Flame Dungeon Hack Icewind Dale & Heart of Winter -- FAQ/Walkthrough Items List Kresselack's Tomb Map (JPG) Burial Isle Map (JPG) Shattered Hand Map (JPG) Icewind Dale II -- Items List Master of Magic (revision) Messiah Pharaoh (currently being edited by Red Phoenix) Planescape: Torment -- FAQ/Walkthrough Items Listing Rollercoaster Tycoon Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri The Sims Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar Ultima 7: The Black Gate Ultima 7 Part 2: Serpent Isle Ultima Underworld -- Keyboard Commands Ultima Underworld II -- Keyboard Commands -- Spell List All of my FAQs can be found at: http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/2203.html ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ ________________ Version History: ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Version x.1 July 6, 2000 14k Version x.2 July 7, 2000 24k Added new Questions, added a Contents, added the Bugs list, added this here Version History, and slightly changed the format Version x.3 July 8, 2000 35k Had the version history saying that this was done in "june", so I fixed that Added new questions, and a new bug (one I found myself, no less!). Also began separating the Gameplay Specific questions into their separate areas to not only make things easier to find, but also to help people avoid spoilers. Added the Special Thanks thingie in the Final Words section. Fixed a spelling mistake. Spaced in all the questions, hopefully this makes things easier to read. You know, this was just going to be a 5-10k mini-FAQ at first, just answering the basic questions, but it keeps growing and growing... Version x.4 July 9, 2000 38k Added more questions taking me all the way through the game. Now I'm going to go through the game again with a different party, but with the items from my first party. Sure that's sorta cheating, but I've already won the game once without cheating! Version x.5 July 9, 2000 41k Added a couple of new questions, and updated the Troll killing question. Lots of little changes too, just things that looked like they could use an extra word or two. And in case you were wondering, version x.4 was only uploaded to one site, and it wasn't GameFAQs. After it was uploaded I found some new things to put in, so here we are. So, now that I've finished the game, and pretty much all the questions, what will I do next? A full Guide/Walkthrough? Who knows! Version x.6 July 10, 2000 45k Removed a bad question (well, the question was irrelevant, and the answer was bad). Added a new question about my favorite armor in the game (the Mithril Field Plate +2), as well as a question dealing with the Caravan Contract, and some other questions. Version x.7 July 11, 2000 49k Added some info from Mike Gan. Also went through the FAQ and corrected a number of spelling mistakes and/or typos. Added the section on Creating a Balanced Party... but it needs some more work, I think. Version x.8 July 11, 2000 53k Added lots of new information from ERSKINE, so THANKS! Version x.9 July 12, 2000 53k Just some small changes. Version x.9.1 July 13, 2000 54k Fixed two mistakes. Version x.9.2 July 16, 2000 60k Added new party making strategies, one from me, and another from ERSKINE. Reformatted the Contents slightly (you'll notice that I claim to have a Walkthrough forthcoming...heh). Some other small changes. Version x.9.3 July 23, 2000 63k Figured out what was locking the SWITCH for the GEAR DOOR (it's the Black Wolf Talisman), so added a question/answer for that. Created the CHEATS section thanks to Jake Sweet. So, how's the walkthrough coming along? Um... fine. I have been very busy with a new job, but I should still be able to get it finished. Version x.9.4 July 30, 2000 64k Added a new cheat code, the CreateItem code, along with a item codes for several of the more interesting IWD items. Version x.9.5 July 31, 2000 65k There's a new patch out as of yesterday, so I updated that. Also added several new Item Codes in the cheats section. Version 1.0 August 2, 2000 100k Added several new Frequently Asked Questions, one about where the Severed Hand is (people apparently don't know to scroll the map down), and another about the Glory of Suffering Armor. Began adding the Walkthrough. Version 1.1 August 4, 2000 105k Continued on with the Walkthrough. Version 1.2 August 9, 2000 123k Updated one of the FAQs. Continued on with the Walkthrough. And some other small, yet important, edits. (updating some FAQs from pre-walkthrough days) Went through the bugs list to see which were fixed with the latest patch, some were, and some weren't. Version 1.3 August 13, 2000 146k Added a new subquest in Kuldahar (thanks to Nereid!). Added some new information from Souma, about Pickpocketing, etc. Added the Item Copying Cheat from my Baldur's Gate FAQ. Also while I was at it, I also copied over the Guide to Naming Characters. Created the section General Strategies, and put a few strategies in it. Filled in the walkthrough up to the Severed Hand. Version 1.4 August 21, 2000 162k Added new information from Souma, including new names, a new party making strategy, and some other information. Also added a tip from Jeremy Treanor about fire protection and fireballs. Added my own tip about Proficiencies in the General Strategies. Lots of small changes, additions and corrections from Leo Wang. (thanks) Version 1.5 September 21, 2000 194k After about a month of doing nothing, got back to work on the Walkthrough. Now the walkthrough goes all the way through the Severed Hand. Added new information from Scott Werner and Adonis. Also slightly enlarged the Fighting "General Strategy". Version 1.6 October 26, 2000 209k Filled in the Walkthrough through Dorn's Deep. Version 1.7 November 26, 2000 219k Another month, another update. Filled in the Walkthrough through Wyrm's Tooth. Version 1.8 January 11, 2001 225k Added lots of information from Duncan Clay. The walkthrough itself has creeped forward a little. Version 1.9 January 24, 2001 246k Filled in the Lower Dorn's Deep section. Version 2.0 January 26, 2001 251k Finished the Walkthrough. Next update probably won't be until Heart of Winter is released. Version 2.1 February 14, 2001 253k Added lots of information from Andrew Quah. Version 3.0 March 9, 2001 276k Added the Heart of Winter walkthrough, which is complete up through Lonelywood. Version 3.1 March 12, 2001 290k Sebastien Rheaume sent me the new cheat command (GETYOURCHEATON) for HoW. Updated the walkthrough up to Gloomfrost. Version 3.2 March 13, 2001 300k Updated the walkthrough up to the Sea of Moving Ice. Version 3.3 March 14, 2001 306k Added things from Jean-Philippe RODRIGUEZ and Fellcor Lim. Added some final parts to the Gloomfrost section of the walkthrough (specifically the final Lonelywood quests). Version 4.0 March 15, 2001 316k Finished the walkthrough for Heart of Winter. Version 4.1 March 25, 2001 317k Added a note from The Burger (a way to get 10,000 experience just before fighting Icasaracht). Version 4.2 June 7, 2001 318k Added a note from Andy Finkel about Pickpocketing Purvis multiple times. Version 4.3 June 17, 2001 318k Corrected several mistakes. Version 5.0 July 5, 2001 336k Added the walkthrough for the Trials of the Luremaster. (with thanks to David Yeung) Version 5.1 February 10, 2003 337k Added Adam Roebuck's Mytos paladin trick. Other small changes. Version 5.11 January 17, 2005 337k Changed my email address and some small format changes. Version 5.2 April 16, 2009 346k Added a note from Mattias on completing the arboretum. Added CTRL-F codes for quicker navigation. Added SgtFang's tip on selling items in general strategies. Moved the general gaming FAQ section up a bit. Added an answer to that section on resurrection. Updated the Trials of the Luremaster link. Added Chris's note on getting an amulet from the mirror of black ice in HOW. Added some new FAQs based on emails received in the last few years. Added Chris Bradley's note on some spells in Easthaven. Added mortzestus's note on the Black Dragon Scale. Added a section on tweaking Icewind Dale. Added Loren M Ziem's All-Fighter alternative party. Some other small edits. ________ Stinger: ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Excerpt from Erevain's Journal: "It is an endeavor doomed to failure. Oh, there I go again. Corellon help me, I'm starting to sound like cousin Xan!" _______________________________________________________________________________ ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ This Document is Copyright 2000-2009 by Dan Simpson Icewind Dale is Copyright 2000 by Black Isle/Interplay I am not affiliated with Black Isle, Interplay or anyone who had anything to do with the creation of this game. This FAQ may be posted on any site so long as NOTHING IS CHANGED and you EMAIL ME telling me that you are posting it. 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