A Faq/walkthrough for .......... [drum roll] ______________________________ < <> / / / <> \ \ |_____ < | | | / _ \ <> | _____\> < <> \ \___/__/ \ \ | |_____ _________________________ < | \ / \ / \ ___\ | \ | | / _____\ ____\ _____\> < | \ / <>\ | <> | |___ | | \ | | | |_____ \ \____\ \_____ < | <> | _ \ \______/ _____\ | | \ \ | | | _____/ \___ \ \ ____ \> < | / / \ \ | <> / | / | |/ / | | \ \ | | | |____ ___\ \ __\ \> < |___/ /_/ \ _\ | | \_\ |/ |_| \_\|_| \ __/ \_____/ / _____\ /_____\> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Title : BLADE OF DARKNESS Written by: Geodeath (George Ioakimidis) E-mail: Geodeath@usafa.com written on 1 of July 2001 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ **LEGAL STUFF** ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------- This FAQ and everything included within this file cannot be reproduced in any way, shape or form (physical, electronical, or otherwise) aside from being placed on a freely-accessible, non-commercial web page in it's original, unedited and unaltered format. 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To continue, this FAQ and everything included herein is protected by International Copyright Laws. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------ +=-=+=-=+=-=+=-=+=+ | INTRODUCTION | +=-=+=-=+=-=+=-=+=+ WOW! This game is the fourth i written its faq for and i was trully amazed! The game is awesome! And it this wasn't enough, here comes the secrets of the game and its lasting ability. I played this game at least for a month! Of course i was writting the faq along, but, hey, which game do you remember, except baldur's gate and co that lasted you that long? I dont! Anyway, its the graphics, the sound, (eax 2 with 4 speakers trully make a difference in gaming-try it!) the gameplay, all. I really enjoyed doing this faqs, and i hope you enjoy reading it too. Just for info, i would like to say that this faq, written in real paper (i first write it in real paper, cause when i play such games, i cannot alt+tab back to win and back) took almost 60 pages!!!!!! God! I was bored to type it! If i knew from the start how long it would take me only to type it, i guess i wouldnt even try to do it. Anyway, i hope you enjoy it. No silly questions in my inbox please! This means NO where can i find this weapon, or why that, not that? Everything i could ahve covered, is in the faq! I played with the barbarian, so i ONLY know the barbarian. Questions about other characters WILL be sent directly to the trash! cheers! CONTACT ======== My email address is Geodeath@usafa.com. You can send whatever you like, but NO silly question please, as stated above! I DO NOT PLAY THAT GAME YOU HAVE IN MIND IN MULTIPLAYER, SO MULTIPLAYER QUESTIONS WILL ALSO BE IGNORED. I WONT ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY I DO NOT PLAY ONLINE. I did 100 times already. Internet cost and bad speed here in Greece where i live keep you away from online gaming. When i have a dsl, i 'll reconsider........... INFO ==== I would like to say that in this faq, i use some phrases and words that you may not understand as i exactly meant. When i say "follow the path", "move on the path" "go on the path" e.t.c. i mean you should go down the path stated. Also, when i refer to some enemies, i dont refer to them with their real names, except for some of them. For example, i use the word "enemy" for the lousy goblins. You wont see goblin stated anywhere in this faq. Also, sometimes i tend to get naughty and say some bad words. When you reach the place i told the naughty word about, you'll know why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also, try to understand that this game has VERY much exploration, so i could not make the faq simpler, by no mean! It is as simple as it goes...... So, when you see 1000 turn left, then 1879 turn right, 356 follow the path and 234 go through the door/path, consider that this was as simple as it could be, photos-free. If this was html it would be far easier, but it would also be 3-4 megs. thanks for understanding. Also notice that the faq works for other characters too. The only missing thing will be each other character's first level. The only thing different between characters, is their first level. Play this on your own, and then the faq is ok! When i have time, i'll update that too. THIS FAQ IS MEANT TO BE READ IN DOC FORMAT WITH THE WORDPAD, NOT WORD. BARBARIAN 1st level ================== Go forward ti you reach the bridge. Kill 1 enemy on it and 1 in the house behind you. Take whats in the house. Go up the bridge and into the cave. Kill 2 enemies and climb the wall to the left. Do not go right through the destructed bridge, unless you want to take the bow. Go left and use the switch. Go into the door that has just been opened and go through the opening on the rocks on the right. Kill the monster. Expect another, else you'll find it further on. Get out of the room and move forward. climb almost immediately right, till you find the broken bridge. Run and jump over it. Move along the ledge till you come outside of another room. Kill the enemy inside, and take everything by destroying the crates. If you need health, jump over the 2 big crates and take the life potion from the skeleton. Go out of the room, and go forward. You'll see that you are directly over the place you were before, but a little further on. If you didnt kill the enemy before, take out the bow and do it now. Clib as high as you can, and drop into the hole on the floor. You can take the cheese if you destroy the crate or the chaos sword which you already have. Then go down the stairs and out of the room. Here is an enemy that cannot reach you. You can kill him with the bow if you like. Proceed right. Another enemy. Proceed forward till you reach the locked gate. Right of the gate is a stone. Walk up to it and climb. From there you should see a big enemy ahead. If you can, kill him with the bow. After he is dead, take the axe and his shield. Go into the room on your right and kill the enemy. If you want any health destroy the barrels. Go out and go far forward, north of where you killed the big enemy with the axe. There are 2 rooms. Go to the right one and kill the enemy inside. Go out and go into the left one. Brake the crates, and climb up to the wall using the crates behind them. Once up, dont go out yet. Instead, go into the small room on your left, using the door in fron of you. Take the mace (21 POWER!!) and now get out. With the mace, the zombies are easy to kill, as long as you approach them one by one. If you are poisoned, wait a while and it will pass. Remember all the health bonus in the previous rooms?(If you need health). From here, go right over the wooden "bridge" and there, kill a handful of zombies too. You can break the door on your left by running to it and hitting it. There is a life potion inside. Go out and proceed to the fountain. More zombies arise. By the time you kill them, you should be around level 4 or close. Go into the room opposite of the fountain. The floor brakes, and you land on level below. Kill the spiders and destroy any crates. One holds a 500 life potion. Step up the crate and climb up. Go one floor up. Just at the staircase end, you can go left or forward. the door brakes. Kill the enemy and go through the broken door. From here you can go either left through the 2 door, or north. go north. Another door brakes. Kill the monster. You can take the bittin axe. Now go left, through the 2 doors. Kill the zombie. Go to the next floor using the stairs. You can either break the door, or go left, over the broken floor. Go to the latter and get out. Go near the the door ahead and kill these suckers from a distance. Go back into the room and now break the door. In the new room, go to the upper floor only if you need health. Else, go out using the door on the left. Out, on your left, is the door from wich behind you killed the suckers. There is now a zombie. Kill it. Explore the place. There is an open window next to a closed gate, and a small window next to a closed door. Go in using the small window. Raise the lever to open the door. In the room also, is the round shield. Take it and go out. Go through the open window now. Go up the stairs. You are now out again, but from the other side. Walk up to the totem (the pillar) and use it. Use it as a bridge to cross the gap. Go through the entrance. BEWARE! Here are 2 skeletons, which are VERY deadly. Kill both and explore the place. There are 2 exits. One directly behind the throne, and one on the right of the throne. Go into the one behind the throne, kill the enemy and take the key. Then, go back to the throne room and go through the path right of the throne. Kill the 2 enemies. Use the key on the lock on the wall, find the lever (it is northeast as you enter) and use it. Another exit opens, this time left of the throne. Go down and go throught it. When the door behind you shuts down, use the four triggers, 2 left and 2 right to open the door. Go out! Take the left one here, it leads to a potion. Go back and take the right one. Run past the bridge. When the rock falls, turn around and take cover on the path to the left. Move into the path till you see a door on your left. Go in and kill the skeleton. Take the Eclipse!!!! Then get out. When the rock falls, return to that room to take cover. Move in the path again. you'll come across 2 skeletons and a zombie in the circular room. From here, explore the place yourself. You'll see there is only one exit out of this long road. When you reach something like a central hub, enter through the door on the left. Here you must fight 4 skeletons. When you kill them, a door opens, revealing a switch. Use it. Some stairs that were locked, are no longer. Kill the 2 monsters that stand in your way and go there. When you walk up the stairs, you arrive at something like the stonehendge. CUT-SCENE. In the selection menu choose "Fortress of tell hallaf". --------------------------------END OF CHAPTER------------- ----------------------- NEXT CHAPTER ----------------------- FORTRESS OF TELL HALAF ====================== After the cut-scene, go left and move forward. Do not enter any rooms yet, just explore the courtyyard. You will find 3-4 enemies. The 3 first can be easily defeated using even the bow! But the last one is an orc with a very powerful weapon. Kill it, drink the health potion and take his weapon (def 10 attack 40!!). Now go to where you started and enter the first room on the left. Take the stairs. Up, kill the enemy and head outside. Go through the door in front of you, kill the enemy and take the naginata! Go down the stairs and get out. Go to the next room on the left you find. Go up the stairs and use the lever. Kill the enemy and go out. Kill the archer and enter the room opposite. Take the light edge (pow 100!!!!!!!). Go down the stairs. Use the lever. Go out and use the lever near the gate too. Explore the courtyyard. Kill the monster. Use the bow to kill the archer. Kill the other enemy coming at you when you approach the alcove. Then kill the orc far ahead. Then, again, go back and enter the rooms one by one. In the first, go up the stairs. Kill the enemy lurking at halfway up the stairs. Then go out. Dont take the spear. It is useless. Go through the door in front of you, and down the stairs. Go out, turn left and go forward. Enter the door by the gate. Also, use the lever on the gate to open it. In, go up the stairs and use the lever. Kill the orc (very difficult!) and go through the other door. Go down the stairs and use the lever. Go back up, where you killed the orc and go through the path the orc came from. Use the lever and go down. Kill the archer. Go through the down side of the stairs, and kill the enemy. Move on till you reach the next alcove. There, kill the enemy and the archer and take the scythe. Do not go up the stairs. Go beneath them. Kill the archer and the enemy. Go to the last set of stairs you passed and go up this time. Use the lever and go down again. Go as forward as you can. Use the lever by the gate to open it. To go to the gate you pass out of an open room. Go inside and kill the enemy and the orc. You can go either left or right. Each will lead you to the next floor. Once up through the right one, kill both enemies and head right. Use the lever to open the gate. Then turn around and head for the same but opposite gate, left as you came by the stairs. Use that lever too. Now go one more floor up. Kill the two enemies and go into the room next to the stairs. The chest holds a full life potion. Now, get one more floor up. Up, kill the 2 enemies and the orc, head up the stairs and take the death sword. Go and explore the two gates you opened with the lever before. ATTENTION! There is an archer in each gate now! In one of the gate's balcony, stands a dead body. Climb there and walk to the ledge till on your left you see a wall you can climb. Climb it, take the key next to the body, and use the levers. Then go up again, to the room just before the staircase you walked to take the death sword. Use the key on the lock, by the door. Use the lever on the left wall to reveal a hidden elevator. Step on the elevator and use the lever (!@#$@ levers!) to open the hidden door. Walk by the balcony and go down the stairs. After the cut-scene go to the opposite hallway of the one you came from and use the hey on the lock. Another elevator. Use lever, blah blah... You end up in a wet place. Go forward till you see the gate. Use the lever to open the gate. Notice that along with the gate opens a wall too.... Use the rune on the wall near the gate and enter the new room. Go as far as the path goes. You can pick up the trident too. Use the lever. After the cut-scene, try to go back. There is a trap! It is easy however. Go up again and exit through the gate you opened previously.... On the selection menu choose the MINES. ---------------------------------------END OF CHAPTER------ ------------------------------ NEW CHAPTER ---------------------- MINES ====== As you start, jump to the other side, over the gap. Walk a little and do that again, ever the next gap. Move along the path. Try to climb the wall in front of you. As you try, a boulder starts rolling at you. Just stay close to the wall and the boulder will pass over you. Now climb the wall and move along the path. When you reach the point the boulder started its course an enemy sees you. Kill him. Go forward till the big gap. There, turn left and go forward. Kill the enemy, and go through the door on the left. The moment you get out, another boulder starts rolling. Just keep close to the wall again to avoid it. You can even see the boulder pass over an enemy!!! Spectacular! Go down the path the boulder did. Run up the minecart's lines to their end. If you need health, break the crates. Otherwise, go up the stairs. Kill the sucker at the other end of the bridge with the bow if you can! Else kill him normally. Jump! Once on the other side, turn left and run over the bridge (it collapses) and move along the road. There is 1 archer and 1 orc. Kill both and use the key on the lock, by the gate at the end of the road. This tunnel leads outside again. You will find 4 shit creatures in it (how should i call them!?). Outside, 2 enemies confront you. Kill both and go forward. Kill the orc and take the first entrance to the right. Move along till you come to the elevator. Use the lever to call it, and step on it. Once down, fall down to the grass and enter the opening on the wall. Once you walk a little, you'll find 4 spiders. Kill them and take the power potion. Continue moving through the opening to the outside. You go to a place with a big wooden barred door. Climb the wall opposite of it. Once up, follow the road till you reach the broken bridge. Jump to the other side. In the next broken bridge dont try to jump, it is too far. Instead fall down on the rocks on the left side of the bridge. Jum from one point to the other till you reach the other side of the bridge. Climb it and go up the stairs. When you reach a red diamond on the floor, three enemies confront you. Take the diamond and go up the wall the first enemy fell from. Move along the road till you are in the mine. At the end of the road use the lever and go through the door. Step on the elevator and use the lever. It gets you up, where you were before. Go back up the stairs, to the big opening. Now, you can take the second entrance to the right cause it is locked. Take the next right. You can go left and right. Choose right. Move along. At some point, there is a cutscene showing you a little !@#$@# bastard eating the blue gem. We must find him. Fall left of the bridge you are on, and go left. Move along the left path. You should encounter some of there little bastards, but they are not the one wee seek. At the point the path you took intersects with the other (the red one) you will be confronted by an enemy, an orc and probably the small sucker we're searching for! After you kill everyone, take the gem. If it isn't there, search around for the sucker. All paths end to the same place. When done, use the iron key on the lock just next to the point you fell off the bridge. After some walk, there is an orc. Kill it and continue walking. Use the lever and "WOW"! You are at the big opening once again. Go to the room you went before (the third on the right) but now take the left one! The bridge here collapses. Jump over it. Use the lever at the end of the road. Step on the elevator. When down, go straight. Kill the enemy and the orc and walk the minecart's lines into the cave. Kill another enemy. and walk the second minecart's lines from the cave to enter the tunnel. Kill the 2 enemies here, and get out sneaking, so the archer wont hear you killing him! Jump over the gap and walk into the new room. Grab the quiver on your left and get out again. Drop onto the floor right of the exit. You can : either break the door ahead to the right, or you can go left, droping from platform to platform to find the greengem. Of course we prefer the latter. Go left, drop continuously till you reach the gap. Jump over it and go into the new area. In here kill 4 spiders and drop down continuously till you reach ground level of the room, to get the gem. Once you have it, kill the suckers that arise and go up where you jumped over the second gap and this time break the door to the right (remember. We went left to grab the gem, right was a locked /barred door) and get in. Drop down, kill the 3 spiders and move along till the cutscene in this room. You must climb quicker than the lava to survive. Its very easy though. In the first step of the climbing "procedure" there sits the heavy mace. Pick it up if you want. On the top, cutscene. When cutscene ends, walk along the newly created bridge and use the switch on the right of the door. You are back to the top again. Go back to the elevator from here. Go up and get out to the opening again. Now take the path to the left, that leads down. Place each of the three gems into its place on the wall. Once every gem is in place, a cutscene will be shown. Down, kill the orc and get out. (it is the only way out. You can't get lost!). Be careful, though. When you hear something like an erthquake, stick to the opposite wall to avoid the falling boulders. Get out and jump over the gap. Explore the place to find a hole in the ground. Drop in and get close to the carving of the king on the far wall. -----------------------------------------------END OF CHAPTER-------------------------------- NEW CHAPTER ---------------------- TOMBS OF EPHERA ================ Go forward, enter the room and kill the orc. Get out and head up the ramp to kill the enemy. Explore the balcony better and you'll find an enemy and an archer. Kill both, and go back at the ramp. Where the ramp ends, proceed left through the alcove and to the room on the left. go up the stairs, kill the archer far on and enter the room to the right to kill the enemy. Go back where you killed the archer from the balcony and fall down. Kill the orc. Get into the room in front of where you dropped from. If you go to the top of the building, you can take the long sword. Otherwise dont go, there are 2 enemies and one orc on the way. Either way, go where you dropped down again and go through the two alcoves on the left. Kill the three suckers and one more further on, and an orc at the end of the path. Use the lever. Go back up where the long sword was supposed to be. In the first floor, there is a hole on the floor. Drop down, take the piece of paper on the table, and the key. Then use the lever to open the door, go back down, and go to the ramp again by using the door near the orc, you opened previously. Use the key on the hole left of the ramp, through the alcove to the right. Go through, but do not enter the room immediately on the right. Instead, go forward and enter the first room on the left. A door opens as you enter and 3 skeletons arrive. Kill them. After you kill them, go through the rightmost door as you entered the room. BEWARE! In this balcony there is a skeleton too. Run to him and kill him. Now go down the stairs opposite to where you entered the balcony. Turn left and go forward. If you look close on the wall you will see a hole. Climb in and drop down. The enemies that arrise are dead easy cause they are S-L-O-W! Equip youself with the long sword and they are history. By the way, you should be around level 9 now. Anyway, go through the door right of where you fell down from. It takes you out. Turn right and go through the door in front of you. Another bunch of these enemies appear. Kill them and take the war hammer. Go back where you fell from and climb up again. In the proccess, another bunch of such enemies arrise. Out again, go up to the balcony, and go through the door behind the place the skeleton was. Into the new room, kill the skeleton and through the door on the right. Kill another skeleton here too. Now get up the stairs, you end up in a floor with holes and a door on the left. Go over the holes to reach a door. Go in. Kill 2 skeletons and take the key and the potion. Go back to the room with the holes and take the left door now. Go down the stairs. In the new room fall down the hole north of the stairs you came by. This place looks familiar! Explore it out, you'll see it is the place you met the slow and dull enemies, and the war hammer. So, get out again and use the key on the lock north of where you climbed up. Here kill the 5 skeletons that arise and go into the tomb, left of where you entered the graveyard. Inside, go close to the tomb. An ancient skeleton arrise! Kill him as usual and take his shield and the idol on the tomb. Look close above the skeleton's coffin. You should see a rune symbol that is actually a button. Throw an arrow on this button with the bow and the wall will open, leaving the path to the 3rd rune open. Go down the stairs keeping a close eye on the whereabouts, cause there is a trap. When you see a long hallway with stairs, you will know this is the trap. A hanged fireball keeps moving forward and backwards. You should run and hide in the first opening on the wall when it is far from you and stay there, till its safe to run to the other hideout on the wall, and the same again till you reach the other side safely. Take the rune and come back to the coffin room. Dont worry, the trap is dead now. Get out of the tomb, to the graveyard. Just opposite of you is a set of stairs. Take them and use the lever on top. Kill the skeletons and go through the door to the right. Drop down and kill one more bunch of skeletons. Now go to the graveyard to take the stairs again. But up, instead of dropping down again, go left, and go through the door at the far north, left of the gate. Inside kill the 4 skeletons and go close to the big statue. Use the idol behind the statue. Now look for a staircase. It is next to the door you came in from. Go up and kill the skeletons. Use the levers at each end of the balcony and get down to the big statue again. Get into the room on the statue's left and through the open door. Go down the stairs and try to go to the next room. Be quick! The floor opens, just to let you fall onto spikes! Draw you weapon and be quick. On the opposite side, shoot the far trigger with the bow through the door and go into it. Kill the enemy that appears. He is dead slow and easy. Take the queen's sword. ---------------------------------------------END OF CHAPTER-------------------------------- NEW CHAPTER ---------------------- ISLAND OF KARUM ================ Move along the road. When you find 2 zombies, you can go left or right. Take the right one. Go through the small door and get to the outside. Dont kill the zombie, go straight through the door far north. Kill the 2 zombies and go up the stairs. Kill the skeleton and go to the room ahead. Kill the skeleton and take the key from the table. Go back where you got out on the balcony, but now use the key on the lock behind you. Get through the door. You'll end in a staircase. Go up. Kill the skeleton and get out. Kill 1 more here and drop down through the floor's holes. Here, take the slaying sword and use the lever on the left. Get out and kill the 2 skeletons. Go back in the room between the one you took the sword and the outside and turn left. Go forward and go through the hole on the woods. Move along till you find 2 enemies. Kill both and drop through the holes left, on the floor. Climb up the left side of the water pool and pickup the great hammer. Now go through the center of the room. Kill the big guy and continue forward. Continue forward till you find 2 more zombies. Kill them and go further north. Kill one more and go left, to the outside. Explore it. You'll see you can go down using some sets of stairs. Go there. Kill 2 more enemies and proceed to the next room. Kill 2 more and go down the stairs. Move along and go up the stairs. Drop into the water. Pickup the key on the table and kill the bunch of zombies that arrise. When everybody is dead, go up the stairs north of the table. Use the lever. Get out, turn right and go forward. Use the lever on the wall and go through the newly opened door. A wall breaks on your right and 3 skeletons come out. Kill them and go as north as you can, to the locked door. Use the key on the lock and go through the door. Kill the big buddies and go through the first door on the right. Kill the @#@#@! there, he is easy. Get back and go to the second door to the right. Go up to the second floor (ignore the first) and cross the bridge and go through the door on the other side, after using the lever next to it to open it. In, kill 2 more of these f@cking @#@tards. Go right. In the next room, kill one more, and move quickly past the window to avoid being hit by a skeleton archer. Go through the door and go up the stairs. Go through the first door on the left and kill 2 more. Near the enemies is a lever. Use it. Then drop down via the square hole on the floor. Down, kill the 5000 energy gargantuan f@cker and take the tower key. Go through the only open door. 2 more enemies appear. Kill them too and go up the stairs. Go through the first door on the right and go close to the lever you used before. Go through the bridge and the opened door. You are in the circular ramp room again. This time, go as high as you can, cross the bridgem use the key on the keyhole and go through the door. The whole idea here is: That you must reach the top level. There are 3 levels/floors total. The ground level, the first floor and the second floor. If you want you canalmost bypass ground level and 1st level, but in the ground level there is a power potion and in the 1st floor a sword. Do what you want. In the second floor, kill the skeletons and go upstairs. Here, after a little walk you meet a quick but dumb enemy. Slay him. You should be around level 13 now. When it is killed, move along, till you find the altar. Cutscene. After the cutscene return to the previous room to have one more fight. This enemy has a weapon and a shield that when touched, they drain your energy! This means that for every hit you take from him, not only you lose health, but he takes it too! So the only weapon of choice here is the queen's sword, cause this does the same to him!!! Your first activity however, should be to destroy his shield. Hit him only once at a time (no combos) till his shield breaks from your attacks (with any weapon) and then take out the queen's sword. Hit him with the combo (< + attack, down and >). See the moves list by pressing f11 too. You need to attack him with the vampire kiss attack (or something like that..). You should bring him at 1500-2000 with only one hit! But after the 2000 barrier, he continuously dissappears and appears behind you, so be careful, and when he appears behind you, make a circle as close to him as possible and hit him with the combo again. Or you can run to the hall leading to this room and keep you back to the wall, so he cant appear behind you, but next to you :). GOOD LUCK!!! ----------------------------------------------END OF CHAPTER---------------------------- NEW CHAPTER ---------------------- SHALATUWAR FORTRESS ====================== As you start, go right and go outside. Outside, follow the orc. Kill the 2 enemies and go into the room ahead. Kill the orc, take the bottle ahd use the key on the lock to the left. Go through the door. Run till you reach the other side, past the 2 archers and kill the 2 orcs. Go through the door past the archers and use the lever to get up. Once up, run towards the nearest archer of the two and kill him. Then run again to the second archer and kill him too. Then drop down and go up the path left of the room you used the elevator in, before. A boulder starts rolling at you. Go back the corner to avoid it and go back into the path again. At the end of the path, kill the 2 enemies and go through the alcove right. Kill the orc, break the door on the right, and take the armor and the flat sword. Go through the alcove forward. Turn right and head up the stairs. Watch for the archers. If you want, kill them. Anyway, go through the door by the alcoves right. Kill the orc and explore the place. Go down the stairs right of the bull's head on the wall, and walk this path to its end. Climb the wall and kill the 2 enemies. Then go up the stairs north and right of the wall you climbed previously. Explore this balcony. Kill the orc to take the iron key and the potion and drop throgh the hole on the floor. You are behind the iron lock. Use the key on the lock and go up the stairs inside. Outside, kill the 2 enemies and the 7500 energy monster too. Then kill the last one and go where he came out from. Use the lever and if you want, climb on the wall to the left, till you reach a room. In there, is a weapon for the knight and a power potion. The lever opened a door north and left of where you first came out. Go there and go down the stairs. Use the lever and go through the door. You are in a familiar room, no? Now you got the cell key, look for a pair of stairs leading downstairs, right as you enter the room. Once down, use the dungeon key to go through the door. The general idea here is this: You got a hell of sets of stairs, from which there is only one exit! So kill whoever you find till you find that exit. Its past the cells and the cell lock. Kill the orc and continue on. You'll come to a big room with torture devices in ( you may have to use a lever to get in). Inside, kill the 3 enemies. The big one has the cell key under his possesion. Move north of the room's entrance. Use the key on the lock and go up the stairs. Go forward and use the key on the lock next to the locked cells door and go down the stairs. Down, unlock the third door on the right. Cutscene. After the cutscene, kill the orc and go down the stairs. Kill the 2 orcs further on and use the key on the lock by the wooden door. Move further on and the stage is complete! ----------------------------------------END OF CHAPTER----- -------------------------------- NEW CHAPTER ---------------------- FORTRESS OF NEMRUT =================== Go north. On the third opening to the left, turn left and climb the stones. Climb the open part of the wall ahead and kill the 2 knights. Use the key on the lock on the left as you climbed up and go through the door. Go up the stairs and kill the 2 knights. Go forward. After the wooden door on the right, explore the place. You will find 4 knights total. "Total" them and climb the window in the western side of the place's entrance. Drop down, kill the knight and go through the small wooden path in the opposite corner. Take the key and use the lever. Go through the door. You are back to the previous place. Now go to the wooden door located right of the place's entrance and open it with the key you took previously. Go through the door and right. Kill the 2 knights and stick to the wall to the left. Step by step, ensure that the archers above you are visible and then kill them with the bow. Kill one more knight close to you, and go left and forward, close to the wall, till you reach a locked door with a lever. Use the lever, go through the door and up the stairs. Up, go left and kill 2 knights. Go back and go forward this time (left of the stairs as you came up). Follow the stairs. On the second set, kill a knight. Dont go left into the small room cause there is nothing of interest inside. Go forward instead. Do not go right down the stairs, unless you play with the dwarf. Go forward till you reach a right turn and a knight.(dont go into the small room on the left here too-nothing good inside). Kill the knight. Go through the path left of the knight. Go left. Follow the road. You'll come across 2 more knights. Kill both. Do not go further, turn back to the path's start and go right this time. When you reach the room with the wooden floor, you can kill a knight on the left with the bow. He is one floor below. There is also a monster on the right, but it is untouchable by your arrows. Now go back where the knight was and go down the stairs. Go through the door and move till you find 2 levers. The one releases the big monster, and the other a path to the outside guarded by a knight. I did both. Go to the outside and go to the first path on the left. It leads to a gian 16000 energy monster that is going to get you around level 16!!! Then kill 2 more knight coming in. Kill them and get out. Go to the opposite side and use the key on the lock, by the wooden door. Move on, kill a knight, and one more further on. Continue, and use the key on the lock on your right. Go through the door. Move to the northern part of the room. You'll find 2 knights. I suppose you know what to do with them. At the far end, turn left and go up the stairs. After you get up the stairs, turn around and inspect the wall directly in front of you, high up the stairs. You'll see a rune symbol/button on it. Shoot it with an arrow to make a wall ahead open. Go through it and walk far ahead. When you reach a trigger on your left, be cautious!!!! Use the trigger to open a door ahead, leading to a rune. But there is a trap in the path to the rune room. 2 sets of spikes will hit you if you walk further. Pick up something (e.g. a bone) from the floor and throw it at the trap. The trap will hopefully start. While the spikes are getting back in their default position after hitting the bone you can run past them, without being harmed. go into the room ahead. If the door to the room closes down, dont worry, cause it is timed. Do not make such foolish ideas to return back to activate it again, cause you can always trigger a trigger by shooting an arrow to it. If you aint got arrows, well, then you must go and reactivate the trigger and be faster this time! Go into the rune room and after the cutscene run up again, where you shoot the rune button with the bow. Dont worry, the trap will not activate again. Back where you hit the rune button, continue along the path. Go left. Kill 1 more knight here and go through the alcove. There is an archer to your left. Kill him and go further forward. When you reach the place where you can see 2 small bridges to the left and right of your path, take the left one and drop onto the platform. Use the lever. Down, follow the road until the second grave. Further on the path is a trap. Run towards the other side, but stick to the center. If you are correctly placed, the trap wont harm you. In the next room, lies the ice axe. Take it and go back, to the platform with the lever. You are going to meet a fire skeleton (which is dead easy with the fire axe) and 3 normal skeletons on the way. When you reach the platform, use the lever to go up. Up, go back a couple of steps, where a locked door was next to some spears, and jump on the roof on the left. Fall down to the snowy place. Here you must kill approximately 15-20 skeletons in pairs. After you kill them, take the unholy pedestal lying on a grave around and go up again using the elevator nearby. Go where you took the platform to go to find the ice axe again, but this time fall down in the snow again. Here, kill as musch skeletons as before, and take the 2nd pedestal lying again on a grave around. When all skeletons are dead, a door around opens. Go through it. Go up where you fell from before and go forward to the next big room. Use each pedestal on its appropriate panel to the left and right of this room. Go into the new room. After the cutscene, fight the demon and take the opal. ---------------------------------------END OF CHAPTER------ --------------------------------- NEW CHAPTER ---------------------- THE GORGE OF ORLOK =================== Cross the bridge and kill the 2 enemies. Go into the small cave and take the travel rations. Go out and go to the path to the left of the bridge. Take the first left, and left again to the stairs. Go on the path till you find an enemy. Kill him and jump to the left. Kill the enemy there too, and drop down. Kill the 2 enemies and the butcher, then get up where you dropped from and follow the steps to the right. Get up and kill the archer. Take the potion too. Drop down where you were before and head left. Go by the stairs and follow them. At a point, the floor brakes, and you're falling onto spikes. If you have enough speed, you'll end after the spikes. If you do, climb up again, and return to this place and of course, jump over them. Follow the path and drop down at its end. Now, read carefully!! The path in front of you, leads to a set of staircases and dungeons. You need to know only these: the only route needed to finish the chapter is the northeastern one (from the entrance). Explore the place of course, fighting will give you experience needed to reach new levels of your character. Go through the northeast path. After some time, it will lead you to the balconies. There, beware of a hidden archer. In the second-third room on the balconies, on a table, you are going to find a glowing ball. take it. Explore the possible paths. There are 2 obelisks: one further on, and one directly below your position. Use the glowind ball in the near of the two (the far one has an ice hammer next to it). 2 doors, on your left and right, open. Go through one of the two and take the purple key. Go out. You are going to fight the ice golem. Keep your distance, and hit him only once per each contact for maximum safety. No combos! After you've beaten him go through the path northeast of where you entered. Kill the 13.500 monster on the way. By the way, you should be around level 17 now. Continue on the path after the moster and the stage is complete! ------------------------------END OF CHAPTER--------------- ------------------------- NEW CHAPTER ---------------------- THE OASIS OF NEJEB ================= Go forward. Kill the enemy. Stick close to the left wall and go through the door on the left. Kill the enemy and destroy the crates if you need energy. Get out again and go through the door opposite of you. Kill the enemy and again, destroy the crates only if you need energy. Else, drop into the water and go through the door ahead. Kill the enemy further on, go down the stairs on your left and kill 2 more. Kill the archer. Go down the next set of stairs and kill one more archer above and forward of you. Then move down the path to the right. Further on, after the room on the left, kill the orc and 2 more enemies a little further more. Go through the 3 openings on the wall and climb up the wall to the right. Drop down and kill the orc, then go thorugh the path on your right as you dropped down. After the cutscene, go down the stairs and drop into the water. Kill the emerging zombies, and go back up where you killed the orc. Go to the direction the orc came from and kill the 3 archers and the enemy. Then go through the path at the northeast corner of this place. Explore the place. When you find an orc, kill it and break the bricks on the orcs room, on the right. Take the potion and use the lever further on. Go through the door and take the big sword from the middle of the lake. Kill the golem and take the full life potion located in a nearby room. Use the lever on the wall (in the lake room) and go through it. You are back in the 2 sets of stairs. Go down the second set of stairs and use the key on the lock, further on, on your left. Go down the stairs and kill the 4 enemies that appear after a while, then continue going down the stairs. When out, enter the door located directly opposite of you and drop in the water. Use the lever and take the key. Go through the door that opened by the lever, and at the junction go straight. Go up the stairs, take the key and after the cuscene, quickly use the key on the lock nearby to get out! Now you got this key, go back where you met the orc before and broke the bricks to take the big sword. Next to the broken bricks in the lock. Go through the door and go left. Down, kill the 2 enemies and take the full life potion. Go back up, and take the right one. Up, kill the orc and go out. Here, step on the middle block of the 3 (the blocks of the castle's wall), holster you weapon and run and jump towards the right wall. When there, use the lever and get back down where you took the full life potion before. Now, the door ahead is open. Go through it. Explore and stay on the balcony. You are going to meet 3 skeletons. Kill them and go as north as you can, from the entrance. Look for the rune button/trigger above you somewhere. When you see it, shoot it with an arrow to open the wall below the trigger. Go through the opening and go as far as it goes. When you reach the end of the path, do NOT step immediately on the center of the room. Take out your bow and make sure you have at least 4 arrows. Else, take the quiver lying around. Step on the center of the room. You'll see the 2 heads around you going alive and having their eyes turn to blue. You have 4-5 seconds to shoot with your arrows the 4 triggers around the room. If you fail, the head's eyes turn red and begin the throw fire at you, killing you instantly. If you succeed, a bridge extends. Cross it, take the rune and go back up where you shot the rune trigger. Go down each set of stairs you like (there is one left and one right). Down, use the lever to go to the room behind the locked door. Here, you'll notice that there are 6 pillars and that one of them is raised and leaves a button in which you can step on, visible. Step on it. Another pillar raises, leaving its stepping button visible too. Do this loop, until all of the pillars aer raised and stepped on. Take the lem key and use it on the lock nearby. Kill the golem. After it is dead, step on each block/pillar again, till you find the one that can be pressed. When a certain block of the 6 is pressed, its pillar comes back down again. Then, while it is down, you must step on the correct next one, or the previous pillars that came down will go up again! The schematic is this: 6 2 4 1 5 3 . When all are pressed down, go where the golem came from. Go through the path that opened by the pillars. You'll notice that in the new room there is a central cylindrical building and a small bridge to it. Go to that bridge and look down. There are 2 more, each one on a level below the previous one. Drop from one to the other till you reach the floor again. Go to the door nearby. Its a butcher again! Kill it and go where it came from. At the end of the path, jump over the gap, and follow the path. Kill the 2 skeletons and the golem and follow the path till you get to the big door. Here, dont go through the door yet, instead take the left path and explore it. You will kill 2 skeletons and you are gonna take a full life potion. Then return to the door. Go in and let the 4 skeletons hit each other, so it is easy for you to kill the remaining ones. Once the skeletons are dead, examine the graveston. An old friend of yours hops in. Kill him too and the chapter is over. ----------------------------END OF CHAPTER----------------- --------------------- NEW CHAPTER ---------------------- TEMPLE OF AL FARUM =================== Go out of the temple and follow the path. Kill 2 enemies in the tunnel and continue. The path will lead you to the palace that can be seen from the outside of the tunel. Once there, kill the enemy and the archer and go through the only open door. Move further on. When you get to the outside, kill an orc to the right, but watch for an archer! Kill an enemy on the left and then go below the archer, and go 3-4 steps back so you can see him. Then kill him with arrows. Go through the wooden path nearby and kill an enemy that approaches you. Dont go into the room ahead, it has nothing to offer yet. Instead, go out via the way the enemy came from before. Watch out for an archer here too! Do the same.... Then go to the left. Kill the enemy and the archer above and go through the wooden path. Outside, kill the archer above. Then go back out of the wooden path and go straight ahead of where you killed the archer. There is a ramp on the left. Follow it. Up the ramp, kill the enemy and go forward, to the next area. There, go right and jump over the gap, go forward and turn right. Kill the 2 orcs. Then go throught the door on the left. Go up the stairs to meet the archer and make him go to "sleep". Then go into the room ahead to find a 500 potion and a quiver. Then go back down the stairs. If you want, go down the next set of stairs to take the combat axe. Go out and kill the archer to your left. Go down the path where the orcs came from. Go past the archer on the left and go through the door left. In, take the bottle and go up the stairs. Up, kill the enemy, and cross the wooden bridge to the second building. This building has a hole on its up side, so jump to it and when down, pick up the potion and use the lever to get out back in the streets. Go into the room you got the empty bottle from and go up the stairs again. Cross the bridge, but this time, instead of dropping in the hole, look for another possible jump area to the right. Over the river gap, you can jump on the place the archers were pointing you from! Jump there, use the 2 levers and explore the place to kill all the nearby enemies. Finally, go into the room ahead of where you fell down from the jump, the only room with no door/gate. Go into this room and kill the golem. Left of the room's entrance is a differently colored part of the wall. Destroy it and go through it. After some walk, you'll see a room with 6 rune tiles on its floor. you must jump from rune to rune to get to the other side, else if you step on a normal tile, you're going to fall to infinity, to your death. it is fairly easy however. Once you are at the other side, go into the rune room and take the ianna rune. Return back to the outside of the empty bottle room again by going as far left of the place you landed when you jumped, and jump from the ledge to the streets again. It is easy trust me. When out of the bottle room, turn around and go forward. Jump over the gap ahead and kill the orc lurking on the right. Go in the path located forward and left. You are back in to the big opening again. Go to one of the 2 wooden paths you explored way before and locate the one containing the pool of the sacred water. Use the bottle while in the pool to fill it up with sacred water. Now go exactly where you killed the orc before and use the full bottle on the water altar in the centre of that place. Now, go and jump across the river gap to the ledge again, as you did before to go back to the streets after the rune, but do not go far. Just to your left, there are some torches. Take one and jump back to the streets again. Now head on to the other wooden path, that has the sacred fire and use the torch on the fire to light it up. Now hurry to the fire altar, which is located north of this wooden path's exit, up the ramp. use the torch on the fire altar. Return to the big central area, the big opening as i like to name it and you'll see 2 knights coming your way. Kill them and go to the door that has opened, near the place you met the knights. In, kill the knight to take his key and use it on the lock in a nearby small room. Go through the door and go forward. Kill the knight and continue forward. Past the stairs right, and a little further on, you'll find a 1000 potion. Go back where you killed the knight. If one more is there, kill him too. Finally, go up the stairs, forward and right of your position. Up, turn right and go forward to reach the balcony. There, kill the 2 knights and explore the balcony to find a 500 potion in its other end. Finally, go down the stairs north of where you entered the balcony from. Use the lever and go through the foor. Cross the bridge and go into the room ahead. Although this room looks complex, there is only 1 exit, just opposite of its entrance. It has also a hole on the floor. First, drop through the hole on the ground and pick up the crypt key. The golem north of you awakens. When it is killed, 2 doors, leading to one of the wooden paths each, are opened. Go up again, into the room you fell from. Go through the other exit, opposite of the entrance, cross the bridge and go into the room ahead. Go up the stairs on the left and kill the orc. Turn right, go forward, right and left. You should be able to see 2 knights further on. Kill them. Go forward and go down the stairs on your left. Use the lever. Go back up and turn left. Go forward and follow the path. Kill 1 more knight further on and go right, to the outside. take the rhino club and go through the door next to it. Go down the stairs and use the lever. Go through the door. It leads to the balcony. Fall down in the center of the room below the balcony and go through the unlocked door again.(located directly north of where you fell from) Take the left road until you find the crypt lock. Use the key on the lock and go through the door. Move on, and explore the place. You will meet 5 zombies and an exit northwest of the entrance. Kill all the zombies and go northwest to through the exit. Dont forget to grab a torch near the first bunch of zombies you met and light it up, cause you aren't going to see anything. Go through the exit and keep going on killing zombies (you must be around level 18) and lighting up the bowls and the torches you find every now and then. Finally, you are going to go into a trap room. Quickly push the trigger behind you to lower the ground. Go down the stairs that has just been lowered and pick up the staff by the throne. Go back up and through the door. With the staff in hand, you must return to the big opening (the place where the 2 wooden paths are accesible from, remember?) and use it in the hole in fron of the giant door in the center of the place. So go there, and place the staff in the hole. The door ahead opens. Go through it. Approach the altar in the center of the room and use it. 2 knights arrive. Kill the and go through the door they came from. Go up the stairs and kill a knight on the way up. Up, you can go either left or right. Each one will do the same. Go through one and kill the knight there. Take the green gem. Go back down, where you killed the 2 knights. Place the green gem in the empty gem hole on the carving on the wall (notice that from the 2 gree beams, one has only one "sub-beam", while the other one has 2!) Go to the part of the wall where the one sub-beam comes from and place the gem there. After it is placed, the beam goes to the other eye too, and a door directly north of the place you placed the gem opens. Go through it and go all the way down. Down, approach the fire. Kill the 5 skeletons that emerge and drop into the hole in the ground that opened after the last skeleton's death. Down, take the key and go on through the opening door. The only way out is to climb on the rocks left of you, further on. Climb to the top and jump to the other side. Move on till you reach the palace. There, kill the twin golems (20000 HP) and the stage is complete!!!!!! -------------------------------------END OF CHAPTER-------- ------------------------------ NEW CHAPTER ---------------------- FORGE OF XSHATHRA =================== Go forward, up the stairs. Go through the door and up the stairs. Follow the path till you find an orc and an enemy. Kill both and go up each of the two set of stairs you want. You'll see you can only drop down, as there is no other way. Do it and kill the 2 enemies hiding down. Use the lever on the wall and go through the open door. Walk the path to its end and go down the stairs. Use the lever and jump to the other side of the bridge. Kill the 2 knights and take the 1000 potion. Move on the next room and jump over the lava gap. Use the 2 triggers and go back over the gap again. Now a door to your right is open. Go through it. Kill the 3 zombies ahead and go up the stairs. Go right, over the bridge. Kill the zombie and walk across the bridge. Move on, to the crates. TRAP! The floor smashes, and you land a level lower. Dont worry. Explore the place. You 'll soon find a fire skeleton. Kill him and use the lever ahead. This lever, when used, releases lava in this room, so to save yourself, run to the point you landed after the floor smashed, and climb on the stone for your safety. Up, take the crown and go to the ledge, right through the alcoves. From there, jump on the bridge to get back to the stairs. When you reach the stairs, go up. Jump over the gap and go up again. Go right, to the bridge again. Jump to the other side. There, kill the 3 zombies and take the fire sword. Go back to the stairs. Go up again and forward. Go into the room ahead. 2 knights appear. Kill them and go up the stairs located northeast of the entrance. Fall down to the right of the stairs. Kill the huge moster and the knight. Climb up and open the door nearby using the key you just got. Go through the door and cross the bridge. When on the other side, go down the stairs killing zombies, till you reach a wooden bridge. Cross it and go into the room ahead. Here, kill 3 skeletons with caution, or do this: Step in, so they see you, and then withdraw on the bridge, to have them all come from the same direction. Then kill them one by one. When everybody's dead, go into the room again and take the path leading down, paying attention to not get hurt by the fires. Jump over the gap and kill the 2 knights. Take their potions. Then go at the end of the path. Climb up the wall on your left and from there, jump to the ground north of the wall's end. Go into the room and use the lever. A door ahead open. Jump to it, with your weapon holstered. When you land, you have 2 options : 1) to go left and fight a knight and a butcher together, or 2) to go right, step on the elevator, use the lever and avoid them. You can do some tricks too. Here is what i did. I went right, and used the elevator. BUT, as the enemies hunt you, the knight and the butcher came to the elevator too! The monster is programmed to return to its position if it gets away, while the knight does not. So, i went down with the elevator, i went left and jumped over the lava to the place we were before when we landed from the jump! The butcher could not see me, so i went to the elevator again, to find the knight alone!!!!! I killed him and then i went into the butcher's hiding room to kill him too! The butcher CANNOT pass through the 2 pillars in its room, so if you trap it there, and you are in the opposite position, he wont be able to hit you, and you can hit him once, let him attack and loop till he is dead! When both the butcher and the knight are dead, go take the elevator again and head left, to the weaponstore. Open it, but leave, as there is nothing really for the barbarian, unless you play the game with another character. Go back to the elevator but this time, go right of the elevator. You'll see an opening on the wall, from which you can jump on some stone steps with lava around them. Jump to the first, then to the second, and loop this action untill you are to the other side of this path. When on the other side, move forward to see a cutscene. After the cutscene, 2 NOT 1, but TWO butchers come to kill you. Do the same old trick of letting the one hit the other and after a little time, there should be only one remaining. Now you know what to do.... When both are dead, 2 doors open. Go through the door (each will do) and follow the path, killing zombies till you reach the stairs. Ignore the bridge right. Up, jump to the other side and kill the fire skeleton. Move on till you find him, if he is not there. Continue moving on the path. At the very top of the stairs, kill the skeleton and cross the bridge to fight one more. Jump over the gap and go to the stairs ahead. Go down the stairs and follow the path leading down. Make your way killing zombies till you find a knight. When you kill him, you take the key for the door further on. Go there and unlock it. Go through it and kill the knight on the left. One more appears. Kill him too. Move further on, and kill one more knight hidden right behind the next door. Then go on, into the big room. 2 enemies from the past make their presence. Kill both, they are very easy! Take the fire axe. Then move on to the big open place ahead. The floor smashes and a fire golem appears. It is fairly easy to kill now you are level 19 or around anyway. ----------------------------END OF CHAPTER----------------- ------------------------------ NEW CHAPTER ---------------------- THE TEMPLE OF IANNA ==================== Move on. Go to the big ladder ahead. Move on. When you find the 2 triggers, use them and go through the doors. Each will do the same. Kill the golem. If you want, you can trap it in one of the two doors you came in from. It cannot pass through! After ut us dead, go throught the door to the right and move on. Left of the pillars ahead is a room with a 1000 potion. Go right of the pillars. Here, find the broken pillar and fall on it. Use your bow to hit the trigger on your right, far ahead. 2 paths open up : One back up to the balcony where you fell from and one down, if you fall from the pillar. Go up to the balcony one first. Go through the new path. Before you fall into the water, you can go left. Go as far as you can, into the altar room. There, a cutscene is shown, showing you offering the first key. Go out and return to where you were heading before.(through the balcony path, but in the water this time). Once you fall into the water, you'll notice you can get either left up the stairs or forward. Go forward. Do not proceed further when you can see the 2nd altar room ahead, cause it is a trap. Throw an arrow to the scull above and forward of you to disable this trap. Then go to offer the second key. After the cutscene, go back to the water, and this time go up the stairs. Move on. In the temple, climb up the wall ahead and drop down. You can only go right. Go right and down the stairs. Ahead, in the big room with the fat pillars, go straight to find a altar ahead - but no road to it!-. There are also 2 triggers, one left and one right. Use both and then quickly turn around, and climb the wall to the left. After you are up, run RUN RUN forward. Take the first right, and again take the first right and then as forward as you can! The bridge to the altar you saw previously extends itsleft to get closer to you. Jump to it and walk to the altar. After the cutscene, go through the newly destructed door ahead. In this place you'll meet 2 enemies. Kill both. Then move on ahead. You'll see that a group of 3 enemies get closer. Kill these too and go on ahead. One more team of enemies come to you. Kill these too, then finally get down the stairs ahead, which lead you back before the temple. There are 2 archers, one left and one right. Kill both with caution and climb the wall ahead and drop down. You are now back in the room with the broken pillar. 2 enemies await you. Kill them of course and go down the stairs. Go forward and jump in the water. Kill the butcher and take the power potion and the bracelet. Go up, into the room with the broken pillar again. Climb up to the balcony and go left. Kill the 2 enemie there, and return to the balcony and go forward. Watch for an archer above you. If you are not in a hurry, kill him. Else, go to the stairs ahead. 2 orcs salute you. Kill both and take the full life potion! Now go into the room ahead and climb the wall and fall into the water. QUICKLY run to the north, to the place with the many pillars, to get protection from the 3 archers on top of the building. Sadly, the pillar's area, happens to be inhabited by a 30000 butcher!!!!!!! Kill it and move on. You can only go in one direction anyway. Ahead, lies the final altar. Go to it. When you past the first set of doors, they fall down. Now, liste carefully: There are 2 switches. One left and one right. The right one opens the door to the alter, while the left one, keeps a purple beam by pointing at you, and it sends it somewhere else! Of course, as you may have already imagined, this beam is far from friendly! So, we have the left switch pressed in order not to get killed by the beam. If you look closely to the pillars that keep the walls from falling down, you'll see that the wooden pillar next to the left switch is already in a bad condition. So, hit it continuously, until the wall's "ingredients" fall on the switch and keep it permanently pressed! Just be sure you are not to close when they fall..... Now head to the altar to see the 4rth offering cutscene. Return back through the first set of doors that fell down as you walked below them. Go forward through the open door and jump to the other side. Drop into the hole on the floor. Dissapoint the 3 skeletons that want your head for souvenir ahead, and move on. Finally, you'll end in the water, with a trigger on your left and another on your right. Use both and climb up the parts of the wall that has benn lowered. Further on, you'll meet a level 25 knight. Kill him and go further on. A butcher and a knight come together for a surprise party. Kill both and go on. Further on, you 'll meet 2 skeletons and a golem in your way. Kill all and continue moving on. You'll finally come to the door that hides the blade of darkness!! But as usual, some jerk must ruin the moment. This time it is a red knight. This is the strongest knight you'll ever meet. But he is very slow. Which gives you the oportunity to use the special attack of the rhino club (left + attack, left +attack again) which will drain at least 2000 from him for each hit! After he is dead, go through the big door to finallo take the blade!!!!!!!!!!! -------------------------END OF CHAPTER-------------------- ------------------------ NEW CHAPTER ---------------------- TOWER OF GUL RAK ================= When you start, take out the blade of darkness and inspect it. If it is glowing, and you can perform its special attacks (press F11 and go to the leftmost tab to find them out) you have taken ALL the six runes before you took the sword. Else, i STRONGLY suggest you dont go further into the game, but load the game in the previous level again and finish the stage again, so when you have a choice of where you want to go on the world map, to go to the place which rune you are missing. It is not to difficult to spot stages in which you have missed runes, as only places that have rune not collected yet are selectible. In other words, if you can select another stage(s) in the world map than the TOWER OF GUL RAK, you are missing a rune in each! In my guide I have ALL the rune locations combined in the walkthrough, so you must really have played the game without paying attention to the faq at all. (except if you wanted help in only a singe point...). Anyway, on to the faq for the 2nd last stage of the game. Go forward. When you reach the fire, 2 enemies come to you. Kill both. Go close to the fire, just to meet one orc with a desire to die! Kill him too and go through the left path, paying attention to the archers above. When you reach outside again, you have 2 enemies to kill, but also, one archer to avoid :). Ignore them and go through the path northeast to avoid the archer. This path is dead end, it only serves as a place to lure the silly enemies there. Do so, and kill them without being scared of the archer. When they are dead, go into the room ahead and kill the knight inside. Watch for an archer located on the stairs ahead! Approach quickly and carefully and kill him. Go up the stairs. Kill one more archer and get to the top of the stairs. When you reach the circular arena like room, 2 butchers approach you. Kill both and the knight that comes after them. Then go down the path the butchers came from and take the 1000 potion. Return to the arena and get up the stairs, throught the small open door and kill the knight on top. Use the lever and drop down to go through the door on the left. Follow the path till the stairs. Go up the stairs and go forward. The door behind you falls down. Its a trap! You must kill 3 enemies and an orc. When everybody is killed, a door on the right opens. Go through it. Here, you must kill a golem, but stick to the left wall to avoid being hit by 2 archers (as always, one on the left and the other on the right). Kill the golem (you should be level 20 by now) and if you want, kill the archers too. Then go through the door opposite and right of the room's entrance. Move down the path and kill the knight. Go to the outside and kill one more knight ahead. Then go through the path on the right. Go up the stairs, and kill 3 knights on the left and one on the right (good luck...!). Go ahead in the room with the staircase and kill 2 more knights. You cant go up the stairs, so go through the path right of them. A knight hides himself under the second alcove on the right. Kill him. Move into the next room. Eat the meat. Move to the next room. Here, hide below the alcoves to the right to avoid the archer's arrows and pickup all the arrows you can!(if you killed the archers in the golem's room before. Else these will be still alive!). Then go below the archer and bow him till he is dead. Move to the second next room to find a butcher. Kill it. After killing the freak, go to the elevator at the end of the path and use the lever to get up. Up, go into the next room and take the potion below the stairs, then go up the stairs. Go into the next room, and go through the door to the right. The door shuts behind you and two steel golems appear. Kill both and go through the opening door. Go right and up the stairs when you meet them. Up, go again into the door on the right on the next room. Actually it is a one-way path filled with fire skeletons. Kill and walk, till you find the altar with the fires around it. Skeletons will be rising from the fires. After killing 4-5 couples of them, the room lightens up a bit and you can continue exploring. Climb on the shortest pillar and jump from one to the other tiil you reach a door. Take the crown from a pillar on the way. Move down the path. In the big room, you are gonna fight a fire golem and 2 demons. Kill them and exit through the door to the lava. Jump to the room with the stairs and go up the stairs. You are going to cross 2 bridges, one after the other. On each, there will be 2 fire skeletons. After you cross them, you'll enter a room in which you'll need to kill 6 (!) demons..... When they are dead, go through the open door. Here, you must jump and climb from one platform to the other WITHOUT falling into the lava! Just up of the last platform is a 1000 potion. 2 500 and 1 full life potions are further down..... And more further down, you 'll meet the necromancer, who will meet you to a friend of him. Just be patient and hit him once at a time. He is slow too. When he is dead, follow the path till you reach the room with the necromancer inside. After a cutscene, you have to kill 6-8 skeletons in pairs. After the skeletons are dead, the necromancer himself tries to fight you. But he is protected by a magic shield, represented as a coloured circle around him when he is hit. Its starting color is blue, which means his protection is at 100 percent, and its weakest color is red which means that his protection is soon to wear off. You must attack him until his protection is off. While the protection is on he attacks you in 2 different ways, depending on your distance to him. If you are far away, he will throw some green balls and if you are close he will throw a magical arc to you. While his protection is on, he will stay on his position until you get too close to him. When you do, he will change position. Both his attacks can be avoided by staying behind a wall, so they hit the wall instead of you! you can do 2 things to make his protection wear off. The first is to use the second special attack of the ianna sword while you have him locked. With 2 hits of this attack his protection is off. The other thing you can do if you didnt collected all the 6 runes (since the special effects of the sword will only acivate if you got all 6 of them and return to the temple to use them AND id you are level 20) is to keep hiding behind the pillars opposite of his position and get out occasionaly to throw arrows at him. Empty you quiver(s) at him in every attempt and then get close to him to force him change position so you can collect all of your arrows again. Repeat until his protection is off.......it will take 5-6 attempts. If you dont even have arrows.......then the only thing you can do is to try to catch him before he dissapears if you get close to him and hit him as hard as you can and loop all this thin again and again. WHAT TO DO WHEN HIS PROTECTION IS OFF : When his protection is off, he will start moving normally to your position. While he is away from you, he will throw VERY deadly magical arcs to you. When he is close to you, he will only do 2 kind of attacks. He will either hit you physically or he will throw his weapon like a boomerang and he will wait to take it back. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE! When you does this thing, hit him with the ianna sword by using the simple barbarian combo that hits left and then right (left+attack, right +attack). After a few attacks he should be finally dead. PHEW!!!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!! Depending on if you collected all the 6 runes you'll either see the lame ending and the game will end here, or you will be sent to the next stage. -----------------------------END OF CHAPTER---------------- --------------------- NEW CHAPTER ---------------------- THE ABYSS ========== Follow the path. Cross the bridge and follow the path. When you jump over the gap, you are being shown a cutscene. After the cutscene kill the 2 knights and go in the room ahead. Go left and at the end of the path take the key and kill the 2 golems. Go back in the previous room and go forward. Go down the stairs. Down, kill the huge monster and follow the path to the left. Kill a skeleton, go forward, kill one more and jump over the gap. Kill one more skeleton, move forward and jump to the other side. Kill the butcher and follow the path right. At the end of it, climb quickly the wall, cause after a few seconds, the whole path collapses. Immediately after climbing, kill a skeleton archer ahead, and a knight a little further down. After the knight is killed, one more butcher comes to ask why. "Tell" him why and follow the path. Jump over the gap and jump down ahead. One more butcher is here. Kill it and jump over the gap ahead. Follow the path. When you are close to the locked door, one more skeleton comes. Kill him and unlock the door. Go through it. Go down the stairs. Follow the path, jump over the 2 gaps and go down the stairs. Down, kill 2 skeletons, a normal and a fire one. Kill both and go up the stairs to the right. Jump over the gap and kill the knight ahead. 2 more come. Kill them too. In one of the rooms you will find the doom axe! Go back down the stairs and unlock the door on the right. Go through it. Go down the stairs and step on the cross like floor and take the vampire key. A golem falls down! Kill it by using the doom axe's special move. Only 2 hits needed. When it is dead, go through the other path, not the one you came from. Follow it, there is no complex paths or battles. You'll come to a huge wooden door. Open it by using the key on the lock next to it. Go through the door. Here, you can only go some stairs ahead, so do it. When the camera changes to 3rd perspective, move quickly forward. Be careful not to be squashed by the door shutting fast behind you. Run forward. When you pass through this point, you'll see you are back, around the big wooden door area! Get down to the door again. You are going to have to get rid of 4 skeletons on the way. Enter the room behind the big door again. Go close to the center of the room. A friend from the old appears. Kill him and go down the left stairs. Follow the path. Go to the outside. Kill the demon. 2 more appear. Kill these too. The door ahead opens. Go through it. 4 skeletons are coming! Kill them too. Go further on. This time, you got to kill 2 red knights!!!!! When they are dead, follow the path and jump on the elevator. It will start going down once you step to the center of it. One more red knight appears. Kill him too and follow the path. You'll have to fight a 30000 creature too on your way. When it is killed follow the path again. It will lead you to a tomb with an old man on it. After the cutscene, the man combines himself with a moster coming from behind. They become a 80000 energy moster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is easy to defeat through. The only thing you should watch is the purple ray he throws at you, and his projectiles. Both can of course be avoided by staying behind a wall. When he is killed its game over, with one of the DULLEST, LOUSIEST AND WORST LAME ENDINGS I HAVE EVER SEEN!!!!!!!!! #@%#%#$@ ARGHHHH! Even zelda on the gameboy beats this ending (and the game in my honest opinion)!!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!! ==================END OF THE GAME====================