You must talk to the people on your own. This is to provide
outline for the story, but you won't have the complete picture
unless you talk to people yourself. Despite that most people
are generic, the innkeepers tend to be more knowledgable.
Remember, that even though you can probably skip through
parts of the game, things are event driven. Meaning certain
things and people won't be in certain locations unless something
gets accomplished first. For example, Abdula won't be in
until you chase him off Barchetta.
You start the game off at the "Pigge and Ballbearing"
inn in the
besieged city of Tormis. Look around you and talk to the
several characters in the inn. You should pick up two
companions here, Anvil and Jeremiah. Both of them are excellent
fighters. It is also suggested that you rest here, and bring
your primary weapons skills to the max. Also, at the first
opportunity teach (and bring up to the master level) Gustavus
the skill of lock picking. You will be doing a lot of that
the game, and it will free up your party from dragging an
otherwise useless thief along. You should also locate the
Mercenary Guild in Tormis. Go there, and pick up Dark Sky
(awesome fighter), and Cyless. You can also pick up Grom
Grim, the two thieves, but they generally suck. Its a good
to ask someone about inns, to get names and relative locations
of all the city's inns.
PART I: TORMIS
Your mission is to get the hell out of Tormis. Not an easy
considering the city is surrounded by Daemonic Hordes (TM),
you cannot just walk out the front gates. You should walk
around and ask about Thieves or Thieve's Guild (a good idea
to ask a guard or a jailor or any other "government"
until you get the message that you should go find Moll in
"Harvester of Sorrow" inn. Go there and find Moll.
about the Thieve's Guild. She will tell you to wait till
midnight the next day. Just buy lodgings and rest till the
appropriate time (anywhere past the midnight of the next
fine, Moll will wait for you), talk to Moll again. Follow
few blocks north, and she will take you to the current leader
the Thieve's Guild. The leader will tell you that one Travis
Sewer breath, is being held in a city jail, and you gotta
him. Go to the sewers beneath the Thieve's Guild and take
to the city jail. You will have to fight a few guards, but
are quite easy (don't forget to take the guard's weapons
some $$$), free Travis. Travis will tell you to meet him
"Harvester of Sorrow".
Meet him there, and he will tell you that he wants you
Heinze's ring off the current Thieve's Guild leader. Go
Thieve's Guild and the leader will attack you. Kill him,
the ring, go to Travis, give him the ring. Travis will give
a key to a passage outside. You can also take Travis along
you want. He has some useful abilities, but he isn't much
in the long run. Go back to the Thieve's Guild, go downstairs,
and head through the locked door in the west part of the
Unlock the door and continue down the passage You will make
outside. You can revisit Tormis as often as you want. Now
have to start heading for Attiea, which is to the far north
of Tormis. Also, you might as well buy some Black Blower
from the "Dark horse Brewery" as you shall need
it later on.
PART II: ATTIEA
Now, that you arrived in Attiea, ask around about Elsopeans.
You will be told that there is one in the "Quaffing
This inn is right north of where you first enter the town.
you go to the inn, ask the owner or a barmaid about Elsopeans.
They will tell you that he is gone but his servant Theodore
Mcalstre is still around. Find Theodore in the same inn,
ask him about Elsopeans. He will tell you that his master,
Alathon has been abducted by Hellast (the ruler of Attiea)
that only the Warriors of Light can help you. Ask him about
Warriors of Light, and he will tell you a key phrase
Incontinence. Go to the "Laughing Heretic" inn,
which is on the
east side of the main road leading through the walled part
Attiea. Talk to the barkeep about Incontinence. He will
you to go to the leader of the Warriors of Light, through
fake wall by a cuckoo clock. Talk to the leader, Francisco
Antonio, about Alathon, and Hellast. Leave his secret room,
you will be captured by the Attiean secret police. They
put you in a jail cell. In the jail cell pick up the lock
on the bed, use them to get out of your cell. Since you
been stripped of your possessions, find them; they should
on a table in the north west corner of the jail compound.
get out of the compound. Head towards the north eastern
the city, where Hellast's palace is. Enter the palace (note:
just about everyone in the palace will attack you) and find
Hellast (he is in the south western part of the palace),
him, and Alathon will teleport himself away, saying he will
you at Jornuli Point. Now get out of the city, and head
Dryleaf; a port city on the west coast, far to the north
PART III: JORNULI POINT
When you enter Dryleaf, find the tavern, which is located
east of the marketplace, and talk to the ship's captain
Pay them for a passage to Jornuli Point. Remember to click
the price while conversing, to buy the passage. Leave Dryleaf,
and board the ship. Note: you may be attacked by several
assassins on the way to Jornuli Point. When you arrive,
Jornuli, go to the scholar's hostel to the east of the main
entrance, there you will find Alathon. Talk to him. He will
tell you to obtain his master's notes from Tan-Eldorith
far Elsopea. You can also see the dean of the scholars of
Jornuli, he is in the most south eastern building in the
He will give you some items, and he can provide information
almost any subject. Prepare well for the journey ahead,
a long one.
PART IV: TAN-ELDORITH
You must venture far south. Preferably hugging the east
move south until you find the city of Tan-Eldorith. In the
centre of the city, on top of a tower is the Daemonsgate.
cannot do anything about it just yet. The notes you seek
difficult to locate, they are in the Elsopean Academy of
building. It has a lot of pentagrams drawn on the ground.
There is a large daemon sitting on top of the notes so you
see them until you kill him. Get the notes and get out.
to Jornuli Point. Go to where Alathon was staying, and talk
the maid about him. She will tell give you a note that will
he left for Trade Town. In Trade Town you can also pick
Two edge, an awesome magic user. Return to Dryleaf and head
along the western coast until you come to Trade Town. Alathon
is in the inn in the very north eastern part of town. Give
Alathon the notes, and he will tell you that you need to
out about a device called "Matrix Configuration".
A set of 5
magical towers created by the Kzzir, which when activated
barrier, that would prevent daemons from reinforcing their
armies at Tormis. If you activate the barrier, Alathon may
able to help you shut the Daemonsgate. Alathon also hints
you need to find a mystical capital of the creators of "Matrix
Configuration" -The Yelda. Yelda promises to hold the
to how the "Matrix
Configuration" is operated. A proper way to search
for Yelda is
to return to Jornuli Point and inquire about Kzzir. That
yield information about one Roberto Zildar in Vorsai, who
expert on the subject. You can skip that part, and move
to Vorsai-a city north of Tormis just west of the Sisters
(mountain range north of Tormis).
PART V: THE SEARCH FOR YELDA
Upon arriving in Vorsai, search out Roberto Zildar (if
he is in the central library) and inquire about Yelda. He
tell you that a book called Examination of Elder Races is
possession of Ludovic Gruber. He lives in the eastern part
the town. You can also pick up some rumours saying that
is an experimenting daemonologist. When you go to Gruber's
house you will find his diary, and a book called Codex
Deamonicus which when read can bestow Spirit Lore on the
NOTE: If you examine this book, you will get information
Staff. This is a subplot and can be skipped.
THE STAFF SUBPLOT
Ask around about the owner of the staff (Moebius Holtsweig)
and you shall be told that he was last seen at Sayville
the middle of the stumps (small hills that fill the centre
the continent) go there, and inquire about him.
You will be directed to his house, and therein you can
rusty amulet and his diary. Read the diary and it will tell
that he ventured to a barrow, and never returned. Ask around
the location of the barrow, and you will be told its south
of town. Go there (on the map it looks like a clump of trees)
and open one of the tombs (only one opens) with the rusty
amulet. Go in, and you will have to fight a ghost prince
his ghost cronies, including the ghost of Moebius. After
fight you can retrieve his staff, which can be used to banish
Now, you have to go to Gruber's basement, and as you go
east, you will encounter a Daemon Lord - Lab. He is very
powerful, and unless you have a powerful weapon, such as
Elemental Sword, you have to successfully run away on him.
the chambers beyond, you will find the book. Upon its
examination you will find that it hints Cooltag's Rest to
location of Yelda. Go there (Cooltag's Rest is in the middle
the stumps, slightly west). Once in Cooltag's you will find
from people that the mines are closed due to mysterious
hauntings. Gather gossip about an alleged affair between
Francisca Whiplash and the mayor of the town. Confront the
mayor with the information (you may have to talk to him
times, and/or talk to his wife). He will give you the key
Go to one of the warehouses near the mines, and retrieve
lubricant and one lead weight. You can get the weights in
mayor's office, too. Enter the mines, go down to the third
(use the lift) of the mines, and in the eastern part, you
find Yelda through an illusionary wall (it is kind of obvious,
though). You way will be blocked by a rusty door. In the
inventory screen, use the lead weight and the lubricant
Go through and explore till you find a book called Translation
Notes. Therein, you will be told that the first temple of
"Matrix Configuration" is on the island of Scaeth.
Pestur's Wake. (Pestur's Wake is on the eastern coast, in
PART VI: THE FIRST TEMPLE
Once you go into Pestur's Wake, you should be met by a
from Councillor Pestur. He will want you to meet him in
"Broone's Bane" inn. Go there, and follow the
Pestur. Ask the councillor about Scaeth. He will tell you
he wants you to do a mission for him, and rescue a lost
- Hans Middle thorn. He will tell you about the situation
Essam (on Scaeth) and how he intends to restore order by
completing the Wheel of Essam (which is in fact the Matrix
Tablet-a device needed to activate the temple) a piece of
is held by each of the three main gangs on Essam. He will
provide you with a piece of the Wheel of Essam (which is
actually fake) and transportation to Scaeth. You will also
told that the diplomat was last in Hotel Essam. Take the
go to Essam. Find Hotel Essam (North of the central market),
inquire about Hans Middle thorn, you will be told that he
for a meeting in "Spiting Camel" inn (which is
by the southern
docks). Go there ask about him, and you will be told he
with Gray Stalkers, but was captured by someone else. Now,
to the Gray Stalkers headquarters, and ask about him. They
tell you he was captured by the Assassins Guild. Go to the
Silver Garrote, and ask the proprietor about Hans. Pay for
release. Go upstairs, talk to Hans. He will meet you at
Stalkers HQ. Go there, and you will be given 3 letters to
taken to leaders of the other 3 gangs. Use the underground
tunnels beneath the Gray Stalkers HQ to visit the other
HQ. Give the letters to the messengers (the people that
you) and make sure you stick around till they tell you that
message will be received. Once all 3 are delivered go back
Hans, and he will to meet the leaders at the city graveyard.
there, find the leaders (in the north part of the graveyard)
they will attack you. Kill them, and collect their 3 pieces
the tablet. ( Hans will offer to join you now, let him in
you want). Now walk around and ask around about the Wheel
Essam until someone mentions that the leader of Silver Talons
lost a piece. Ask about Silver Talons, and make sure that
get the name Joolz the Blade before you leave Essam.
Leave Essam, find the temple on the south end of the island
a small skull on the map) and tell the Jolly Beardy Man
is "Joolz the Blade". He will give you the real
4th piece of the
tablet (the Bannar). Go to the top level of the temple and
all 4 pieces on the top of the column (right in the centre
top level). Now the temple is active, and you will receive
location of the next one, on the island of Garl east of
PART VII: THE SECOND TEMPLE
Go to Anchor (which is on the east coast, south of Pestur's
Wake) and you will be met by a messenger that will ask you
come along to Lord Hooley. Follow him, and ask Hooley about
Garl. He will ask you to retrieve 3 items from Eloran. A
document, a coin mould, and a notebook belonging to Karlos
Slumm. Go to Eloran (which is south east of Anchor) and
the Foreign Offices building (its in the centre of the town)
get the document from one of the desks there. Now go to
Prince" inn, and inquire about coin moulds (you can
yourself, from the royal mint of Eloran but you may be forced
a fight) and someone will offer to get them for you for
Pay them, and meet that person in the south east corner
town, outside the gate to the slave pens. You will get your
mould. Now comes the hard part. Go to the Eloran jail, and
about Karlos Slumm, they will tell you he was transferred
slave pens. Go to the slave pens, and (during the day) you
find a guy named Theodore. Ask him about Slumm, and he will
tell you that he can check his ledger (for a price) do that
you will find out that one Peter Helbar bought him. Go to
"Forgotten Heroes" inn and ask the rumour monger
Peter. He will tell you that he hangs around that inn often.
Find him, and ask him about Slumm. He will tell you that
gave him to Joseph Traal-a slave trader. An alternate way
get the topic of Joseph Traal in your vocabulary is to go
"The Prince" and ask a girl named Ferrit about
Either way, you must ask Ferrit about Joseph Traal. She
tell you that he went to Halfway with his slave caravan.
there (its located between Tormis and Eloran) and inquire
him in the local inn. You will be directed to Graybrook.
city on the west coast, barely north of Tormis. Go there,
once again, inquire about Traal. Now you will be told to
Attiea. Go there and ask about Traal, and you shall be told
that he went on to Dryleaf. Go there, and ask about him
you will be told to ask Arienne Toogal. Ask her about him,
ask Ivan Helmhand (captain of the Northern Rangers-located
east of the Dryleaf's only inn) about Traal. You won't be
anything conclusive, so go to Trade Town and ask people
about him, then you shall be directed to his villa, just
Go there, and you will find Traal's journal in a
house in the south west of the compound. Upon examining
will find that he is immortal now, and only a spider can
him. Get the spider dagger from the bed nearby, and proceed
the north of the building. There you shall find Traal. Kill
him, and retrieve Slumms notes.
If you want you can turn in the Traal's Journal to Ivan
in Dryleaf for a lousy reward. Return to Anchor. Return
items to Hooley in Anchor. Board the ship he gives you.
Garl. Go to the tower there, and you will encounter a mad
scientist who will want a brain in exchange for a Matrix
he is holding. Make sure you get the topic of bodies before
your return to Anchor. Go back to Anchor, and visit the
College. Ask the dean of the college (he is in the eastern
building of the college) about bodies. He will tell you
obtains them from one Axel Forkbeard. Ask around, and you
find out that he is hanging around the "Daemon Bell"
"Daemon Bell" and "Black Spot" are both
in the south east of
town near the docks there, with "Black Spot" being
north east of the "Daemon Bell". Go there, and
talk to Axel
Forkbeard about bodies. He will get pissed off, and tell
off. Then he will send some heavies to rough you up. After
dealing with them, go to the "Black Spot" tavern,
and take the
stairs down to the passage to the lighthouse. Take the passage,
and in the lighthouse you will find Axel, and his cronies.
them, get the brain from the floor, and Axel's notes (which
can bring to the medical college for a lame reward). Return
Garl, give the brain to the mad doctor. He will give you
tablet. Go to the temple (just south of the tower) and drop
your tablet in the centre of the top level again. The location
of the next temple (in the Border Peaks) will be shown.
PART VIII: THE THIRD TEMPLE
This is probably the easiest temple. Go to the Border Peaks
massive range covering the most of the south and Elsopea)
them find a large lake, which has a village beside it (if
find Hope-the stronghold of the Hillcats -where you can
Shadwell for a valuable addition to your fighting force
you are quite close). It is almost in the centre of the
peaks. Enter the village. You will find its quite burned
but in the east part, there is a large, black building.
it. Find your way to its centre, and talk to the Kzzir leader
there. He will tell you that he needs an energy crystal
the middle level of the temple. Go there, and after a few
fights you should be able to reach the crystal. Return it
the Kzzir. He will give you the Matrix Tablet. Go to the
level, and use it in its centre (just like the previous
temples). The temple will become active, and the location
the next one (on the island of Barchetta) will be revealed.
Ask about Barchetta, and take the ship to Mashan,
the city on the island.
PART IX: THE FOURTH TEMPLE
The city of Mashan is ruled by pirates. Gather enough rumours
to get the topic of Rebel Pirates in your vocabulary. Now
the leader of the city, Friday the Sword (he should be in
middle of the town, in the town keep) and ask him about
Pirates (make sure you have Abdula in your vocabulary before
leave him) and about Skull Mountain (you should have this
from the Translation Notes). He will tell you about the
Catacombs. Ask him about those, and in turn, he will tell
that the key to the catacombs is with the jailor, Bruno
Mashan. Go to Bruno, and ask him about the Catacomb Key.
will give it to you, and since the entrance to the catacombs
in the keep, return there and enter them. Make your way
towards the south eastern corner of the catacombs. You should
find the exit to the main part of Barchetta there. Explore
Barchetta down the eastern coast until you find a small
Enter it, for its the hideout of the Rebel Pirates. Fight
guy right in front of the exit (Gus the Helmsman), and you
be told that Abdula sailed away, with the Matrix Tablet
to activate the Skull Temple/Mountain west of the port.
you must return to Dryleaf. Ask around Dryleaf about Abdula.
You will be told to ask a scholar. Ask any scholar in any
and you will be told that this sort of information can be
obtained through a Daemon Oracle. You can buy those at any
major store for a hefty price. Use it. BUG WARNING: THE
ORACLE CAUSED MY SYSTEM TO CRASH Thus, I had to search blindly
for Abdula. Go to Morgan, a small fishing village, just
Dryleaf. Go to the inn in that village. In the backroom
inn, you will notice a person that looks like your party.
to that person (named Ulweyrn) about Abdula. It will turn
that this person is in fact Abdula, and you will be attacked.
After the fight collect the Matrix Tablet, and return to
go through the catacombs again, and install the tablet in
temple like you did before (third level, middle-top of energy
column). The location of the last temple will be revealed
on the island of Soramuth. Return to Dryleaf.
PART X: THE FIFTH TEMPLE
Once you returned to Dryleaf, go to the local inn, and
man called Harald Half Troll. Talk to him about Soramuth.
him the Blower Ale you obtained from the "Dark Horse"
Tormis. Board his ship, and you will be attacked by a Leviathan
on your way to Soramuth. After you wash up on shore, follow
western coast, until you come across a tower. Enter it and
to the man inside it. Ask him about Skull Mountain. He will
tell you that he will give you the tablet needed to activate
if you accomplish a series of tasks for him.
He will tell you that the first task is to deactivate the
Leviathan (which of course is basically a submarine). The
do this is to shut off the valves inside it, in a specific
To do that enter the underground complex beneath the tower.
First of all, you will have to retrieve a set of keys to
the Leviathan. They are in a room, in the north part, marked
"Gorak Halan". Next, proceed to the south eastern
part of the
complex and use the keys on the door, to get to the Leviathan.
Once inside, go to the central console, and the screen should
turn to display of symbols with gauges beside them. Clicking
a symbol will disarm that particular part of the Leviathan.
You're expected to disarm the valves in the following order:
Armory Systems, Energy, Navigation, Propulsion, Air Ballast,
Brain. I will try to draw in ASCII what those symbols looked
like, however, yo can deduce it for yourself, for the same
symbols are used by doors to rooms that store certain items
(example: the Armory symbol is used by the door to a room
` O <-its just a circle
` || | <-two bars, one thick, one thin
` X <-almost like "x" with a flag on one end.
`___ | | __|_|
` O <-a circle with a line above it
` F <-looks almost like letter F
Once you disarm the Leviathan, return to the man in the
He will ask you to close off some air vents. This is done
finding the keys marked I, II, III, IIII and using them
the doors with the matching markings. Once all four doors
locked, return to the man for your final task, which is
up a dyke. To do this, you must find several items in the
compound below tower: a wire fuse, a gunpowder, a cork,
clay jar. All the items are there, although they are a bit
strewn about. Use the gunpowder, fuse and cork to create
bomb, and use the bomb by the dyke (which is next to the
Leviathan). You will have a few minutes to make it back
the tower, before the bomb explodes! Hurry back to the man,
receive the Matrix Tablet and a Jet Statue. Go to the temple
(slightly north of the tower) and use the tablet in the
you used the previous ones. Now use the Jet Statue to return
Dryleaf. You have activated the Matrix Configuration!
PART XI: THE SEARCH FOR ALATHON
Go to Trade Town, to the inn where Alathon was staying.
barkeep about him. You will be told that he went to an inn
the Campps, called "Master of Puppets" and that
to ask the proprietor about a keyword Rabbits. Go to the
of Slime (which is the easternmost city right below the
Wall) and find the said inn. Ask the barkeep of Master of
Puppets about Rabbits and he will tell you that Alathon
with a group of Njord Wolfraven's people to go to Rowche.
Rowche (first city west of Slime) and find the inn there,
and Njord Wolfraven will hand you a message from Alathon.
the message, and go to Hajak (Hajak is west of Rowche),
the house of Svein McDoogal (its more less in the centre
town). Talk to Svein about Njord Wolfraven. When you leave
will be attacked by him. Slay him, and you will be attacked
Njord Wolfraven (turns out he tricked you to slay McDoogal
him-there is no way to avoid it). This is a tough fight,
prepare well before you do it. Slay him, and pick up his
and his magical axe, Groinsplitter (not a bad weapon). Read
notes. Now you know you have to search out Edric in Eloran
find Alathon. Go to Eloran. In Eloran, you will have to
the house of the family Torano, that's where Edric is. As
as you find him, he will teleport away, after telling you
Alathon is dead. Go around the house, and find a bottle
desk in the north-westernmost room, pick it up (it may be
slightly hidden, so just use the pick up option by that
Alathon will float out of the bottle, and tell you he has
killed, and his spirit is trapped in the bottle. Now you
be told how to shut off the Daemonsgate: you will need a
Master that is willing to sacrifice himself (that would
Alathon in the bottle) and a Daemonologist capable of summoning
a Daemon Prince. You will also be told to search out the
of Karadith from the Elsopean city of Helladi. Your first
of business should be to get a Daemonologist to join your
You will told that a Daemonologist lives in Dryleaf. Go
and in the first row of houses (northernmost) in the westernmost
house lives one Nikolause Krippe. He will tell you that
shall join your party if you bring him a book called Summoners
Almanac. This book is in possession of a Daemonologist living
in a tower just north of Tormis. Go there, and the book
lying on the floor there. Pick it up and the Daemonologist
attack you. Slay him. Return to Dryleaf, give the book to
Nikolause, and get him to join you. Now you must venture
Elsopea for the final time.
PART XII: THE SWORD
If you follow the western coast south towards Elsopea,
come to the city of Helladi. Go in, and in the tower in
centre of the city is the city's mayor. Talk to him about
Karadith and his sword. He will say that you will be allowed
recover it, under the condition that you first get him two
crystals, from the cities of Ast and Doorkannen. Leave the
and follow the west coast south (Ast is on the west coast
eastern peninsula). Eventually, you will come to Ast. The
crystal is in the city tower, in the centre of the town.
following the eastern coast, and you will come to Doorkannen.
The crystal is again, in the centre of the town. Return
Helladi with the crystals, and give them to the mayor. He
inform you that the tomb of Kadarith is now open.
The tomb is slightly east of the central city tower. Go
pick up all the energy crystals you find there. Now drop
two jet crystals on top of the statue of the black hero,
amethyst crystals on top of the statue of the purple hero,
rubies on top of red hero, emeralds on top of green and
sapphires on top of blue (order is not important). Karadith
will awaken, and challenge one of your party to single hand
hand combat. Slay him, and you will be rewarded with two
weapons: Spirit Sword and Karadith's Sword (the only weapon
capable of slaying Alkat). Now you're ready to close the
Daemonsgate. Go to Tan-Eldorith, and step through the
Daemonsgate (which is on top of the central city tower).
PART XIII: THE FINALE
Once through the Daemonsgate, you will be in the Daemon
Immediately use the Ornate Bottle (the bottle with Alathon
it). This will trigger an explosion of the Daemonsgate.
will also receive a Golden Master Key. Now, you must head
east till you hit the giant citadel of Alkat. Enter it and
the Golden Master Key to unlock the door. The general idea
the citadel is to go around, and find bosses which carry
Keys of different colours to open successive doors of the
However, this last level is VERY BADLY DESIGNED!!!