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___________________________ PLATINUM EDITION __________________________


               ULTIMATE GAMERS GUIDE FOR THE PC GAMES


Version 2.5
April 2008
E-Mail: randym1375@yahoo.com

Walkthrough Includes the Following Campaigns:
Neverwinter Nights
Shadows of Undrentide
Hordes of the Underdark

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This document is Copyrighted by Randy Murtha January 2008 and may not
be reproduced in part or in full without the written consent of the
author.  Nor shall this be posted on a website or printed in a magazine
without my consent.  This document shall in no way be used to make a
profit.  All Rights Reserved.
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* TABLE OF CONTENTS *
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   Legal Notice
1) Introduction to Walkthrough..................................... #1
2) More Walkthroughs by me, Version History........................ #2
3) Gameplay Basics................................................. #3
    - Abbreviations
    - In-Game Screens
    - Main Gameplay Screen
    - Character Sheet
    - Inventory Panel
    - Conversation Panel
    - Map Panel
    - Journal Panel
    - Stores and Barter Panel
    - Options Panel
    - Common Interactions
    - Time and Resting
4) Character Creation.............................................. #4
    - Gender
    - Race
    - Portrait
    - Class
    - Alignment
    - Ability Scores
    - Recommended Statistics
    - Packages
    - Spells, Domains and Familiars
5) Race............................................................ #5
6) Core Character Classes.......................................... #6
    - Attaining Epic Status
7) Prestige Character Classes...................................... #7
8) Multiclass Characters........................................... #8
    - Character vs. Class Level
    - Multiclass Experience
    - Multiclass Restrictions
    - Alignment Shifts
9) Skills........................................................... #9
10) Feats.......................................................... #10
     - Epic Feats
11) Combat......................................................... #11
     - Real-Time Decisions
     - NPC Reactions
     - Factions
     - Targeting an Opponent
     - The Attack Roll
     - Movement
     - Flat-Footed
     - Attacks of Opportunity
     - Saving Throws
     - Injury and Death
12) Associates..................................................... #12
13) Experience and Gaining Levels.................................. #13
14) Spells......................................................... #14
     - Introduction
     - Spell Schools
     - Domains
     - Effect Descriptions
     - Spell Tactics
     - Spell Descriptions
     - Spell Summaries:
        - Bard Spells............................................. #14A
        - Cleric Spells........................................... #14B
        - Druid Spells............................................ #14C
        - Paladin Spells.......................................... #14D
        - Ranger Spells........................................... #14E
        - Sorcerer Spells......................................... #14F
        - Wizard Spells........................................... #14G
15) Items.......................................................... #15
     - Potions
     - Books
     - Reagents and Components
     - Gems
     - Miscellaneous
16) Weapons........................................................ #16
     - Simple
     - Martial
     - Exotic
     - Found Weapons
     - Wands and Rods
17) Clothing and Armor (including found)........................... #17
     - Clothing
     - Armor
     - Shields
     - Cloaks
     - Boots
     - Belts
     - Braces, Gloves and Gauntlets
     - Rings
     - Amulets
18) Enemies........................................................ #18
19) Multiplayer.................................................... #19
     - Journeying Online
     - Hosting a Game Server
     - Joining a Multiplayer Game
     - Picking a Character
     - Local and Server Characters
     - Moving Characters Between Games
     - Forming a Party
     - Player vs. Player
     - Liking or Disliking Other Players
20) Hints and Stratagies........................................... #20
21) Game Walkthrough: Neverwinter Nights........................... #21
     - Prelude.................................................... #21A
     - Chapter One................................................ #21B
     - Chapter Two................................................ #21C
     - Chapter Three.............................................. #21D
     - Chapter Four............................................... #21E
22) Game Walkthrough: Shadows of Undrentide........................ #22
     - Chapter One................................................ #22A
     - Interlude.................................................. #22B
     - Chapter Two................................................ #22C
23) Game Walkthrough: Hordes of the Underdark...................... #23
     - Chapter One................................................ #23A
     - Chapter Two................................................ #23B
     - Chapter Three.............................................. #23C
24) Credits, E-Mail Rules and Legal Stuff.......................... #24


NOTE:  If you've downloaded my guide, to navigate your way through it a
little easier use the Control F feature.  Press and hold "Ctrl" and "F"
and a window will pop up, simply type in the number of the section
located above you wish to jump to (e.g. #22) and click "Find Next" to
jump to that section of the guide, you may have to click find next two
times.  This navigation process is really quick and it sure beats
scrolling all the way down this insanely long document to get to the
section you want to be in.  This works on most of the walkthroughs out
there so remember it and use it on all of the guides you download.

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* 1) INTRODUCTION TO WALKTHROUGH *
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     Welcome to my very in-depth and extensive Walkthrough for Neverwinter
Nights: Platinum Edition for the PC.  In this guide I will include the
origional Neverwinter Nights campaign and its first two expansions,
Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark.

     This series is without a doubt, in my opinion, the best RPG video
game series ever made.  It took Bio Ware over six years to make this
series for us and I'm sure you will agree with my above stated opinion
once you play it.  This game uses the 3rd Edition Dungeons and Dragons
rules so if you play D&D in real life then you will have no problems
understanding all of the rules, dice rolls, saving throws, skill checks,
and all that technical stuff.  If you've never played D&D in real life and
are not familiar with it don't worry, this is a really simple game to
learn so sit back, pop the game disc in, and get ready for the greatest
RPG video gaming experience you've ever had the pleasure of playing.  This
epic saga is over 100+ hours for your roleplaying enjoyment and isn't a
bad deal for twenty bucks at Best Buy.  If you thought Baldur's Gate II
and its expansion were good games wait until you get a dose of Neverwinter
Nights Platinum Edition!


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* 2) MORE WALKTHROUGHS BY ME, VERSION HISTORY *
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>>> Other top-quality Game Guides I have written:

1) Armorines: Project S.W.A.R.M.
2) Fable: The Lost Chapters
3) Neverwinter Nights
4) Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide
5) Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark
6) Neverwinter Nights Gold Edition
7) Quake II
8) Shadow Man
9) Shadow Man 2econd Coming
10) The Suffering
11) The Suffering: Ties That Bind
12) Turok 2: Seeds of Evil

You can ALWAYS find all of my guides and latest versions at:
www.gamefaqs.com


>>> VERSION HISTORY:

Version 1.0
January 2008
    This is the first complete version of my guide and it took me over
one year of an hour here and an hour there to compile, format, and
write so I hope at least someone out there can appreciate it.  All
three campaigns on the Platinum Edition of this game are finished and
in my guide, along with 95% of the instruction manual, I will not be
adding in the remaining 5%.


Version 1.5
February 2008
Since I've upgraded to the 1.68 patch I'm finding all kinds of new
equipment and added them in the appropriate sections.  Added some
weapons readers sent me, added a way for the Rolgan's Trial side quest
to gain the most XP that a reader sent me, and added in the Druid's
Circle side quest (the only quest in the game that wasn't complete in
my guide) that another reader sent me.  Since I'm now getting
contributions for my guide(s), I also added a Contributor Credits
section in the credits part of this guide.


Version 2.0
April 2008
    Added in more weapons and items that readers sent me, fixed some
typos, added in what spell to cast on the Alchemist Apparatus in the
Host Tower of the Arcane a reader sent me, and added in what spells to
cast on that one orb in the Excavated Ruins another reader sent me for
the SoU campaign.


Version 2.5
April 2008
    Added in a litlle more details about the final battle against
Mephistopheles, I've gotten some complaints that I was too vague.


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* 3) GAMEPLAY BASICS *
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>>> ABBREVIATIONS USED THROUGHOUT THIS GUIDE AND GAME:

- D&D: Dungeons and Dragons

- NWN: Neverwinter Nights

- SOU: Shadows of Undrentide

- HOU: Hordes of the Underdark

- STR: Strength

- DEX: Dexterity

- CON: Constitution

- INT: Intelligence

- WIS: Wisdom

- CHA: Charisma

- HP: Hit Points

- XP: Experience Points

- AC: Armor Class

- DC: Difficulty Class

- PC: Player Character

- NPC: Non-player Character

- HD: Hit Die, these are dice and look like d4, d6, d8, d10, etc.  A
weapon that causes 2d6 worth of damage will inflict the total of two
randomly generated six sided dice rolls.  If your character has d4 for
their HD, then when you level up the computer rolls a 4 sided die and
the randomly generated number is how many HP you'll gain, and you can
gain no more than 4 HP per new character level (unless you have the
Toughness feat or some other kind of bonus).

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>>> IN-GAME SCREENS > MAIN GAMEPLAY SCREEN >> CHARACTER SHEET > INVENTORY PANEL > CONVERSATION PANEL > MAP PANEL > JOURNAL PANEL > STORES AND BARTER PANEL > OPTIONS PANEL > COMMON INTERACTIONS > TIME AND RESTING > RECOMMENDED STATISTICS > POINT BUY SYSTEM > PACKAGES > SPELLS, DOMAINS AND FAMILIARS > APPEARANCE > CHARACTER INFORMATION > HUMAN > DWARF > ELF > GNOME > HALF-ELF > HALF-ORC > HALFLING > BARBARIAN > BARD > CLERIC > DRUID > FIGHTER > MONK > PALADIN > RANGER > ROGUE > SORCERER > WIZARD > ATTAINING EPIC STATUS > ARCANE ARCHER > ASSASSIN > BLACKGUARD > CHAMPION OF TORM > DWARVEN DEFENDER > HARPER SCOUT > PALE MASTER > RED DRAGON DISCIPLE > SHIFTER > SHADOWDANCER > WEAPON MASTER > MULTICLASS CHARACTERS > CHARACTER LEVEL VS. CLASS LEVEL > MULTICLASS EXPERIENCE > MULTICLASS RESTRICTIONS > ALIGNMENT SHIFT > SKILL CHECHS> RANKS > CLASS SKILLS > CROSS-CLASS SKILLS > EXCLUSIVE SKILLS > SKILL SYNERGY > TYPES OF SKILL CHECKS > SKILLS LIST > NOTE ON METAMAGIC FEATS > EPIC FEATS > REAL-TIME DECISIONS > NPC REACTIONS > FACTIONS > TARGETING AN OPPONENT > THE ATTACK ROLL > MOVEMENT > FLAT-FOOTED > ATTACKS OF OPPURTUNITY > SAVING THROWS > INJURY AND DEATH > COMMANDING ASSOCIATES > QUICKCHAT COMMANDS > GAINING A LEVEL > INTRODUCTION > SPELL SCHOOLS > DOMAINS > EFFECT DESCRIPTIONS > SPELL TACTICS > SPELL DESCRIPTIONS > SPELL SUMMARIES > POTIONS AND HEALER KITS > BOOKS > NEVERWINTER NIGHTS CAMPAIGN BOOKS:


1) Waterdeep                    | 2) The Trade of Blades
                                |
3) The Ruins of Illusk          | 4) Port Llast
                                |
5) Religions of the Sword Coast | 6) Luskan's Arcane Brotherhood
                                |
7) Wars of the Creator Races    | 8) Uthgar's Legacy
                                |
9) The Northern Four Adventuring| 10) The Neverwinter Wood
   Troupe                       |
                                |
11) The Doombringers            | 12) The War of Light and
                                |     Darkness
                                |
13) The Dessarian River         | 14) Urthgardt Barbarians
                                |
15) Lady Tanglebrook's Journal  | 16) The Nether Scrolls
                                |
17) Famous Citizens of the Sword| 18) The Ghost of Conyberry
    Coast                       |
                                |
19) Prison Logbook              | 20) The Origin of Magic
                                |
21) Head Gaelor's Journal       | 22) Wind by the Fireside
                                |
23) In Service of Gulnan        | 24) In Service of Cyric
                                |
25) Gulnan's Journal            | 26) The Sword Coast
                                |
27) The Rival Orc Tribes and    | 28) Book of Helm
    Their Great Battles         |
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29) Black Grimoire              | 30) The City of Neverwinter
                                |
31) The Imp's Prison            | 32) The City of Luskan
                                |
33) The Time of Troubles        | 34) The Adventures of Grin,
                                |     Richard and Wu-wei
                                |
35) Rise and Fall of Nethril    | 36) Return of the Beast
                                |
37) Tome of Death               | 38) Tome of Life
                                |
39) Tome of Ice                 | 40) Tome of Fire
                                |
41) Tome of Resonance           | 42) Tome of Robes
                                |
43) Tome of Boots               | 44) Blood War Research Journal
                                |
45) Ganon's Journal             | 46) The Journal of Sir Karathis
                                |     Ironheart
                                |
47) Burke's Manual              | 48) Initiate's Primer
                                |
49) Complete History of the     | 50) Treatise on the Spirit of the
    Creator Races               |     Wood
                                |
51) Leadership of Neverwinter   | 52) Dread Queen Morag
                                |
53) Wanev's Bedroom Journal     | 54) Maugrim's Journal
                                |
55) Aarwyl's Journal            | 56) Hodd's Journal
                                |
57) Tome of Rings               | 58) Cultist's Journal
                                |
59) Journal of Synth La'neral   | 60) Relmar's Journal
                                |
61) Treatise on Forgotten Heroes| 62) Explorer's Journal
                                |
63) Charwood Cultist's Journal  | 64) Recipes of the Forge

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>>> SHADOWS OF UNDRENTIDE CAMPAIGN BOOKS:


1) Notebook                    | 2) The Alchemist's Cookbook
                               |
3)Garg's Book                  | 4) Ancient Tome
                               |
5) J'Nahs Journal              | 6) The Origin of Magic
                               |
7) Tale of Rusty McFinger      | 8) The Art of Lichdom
                               |
9) Temple of the Winds - Rites | 10) Moldy Tome
   and Rituals                 |
                               |
11) Poetry of Dagget Filth     | 12) City of Shadows
                               |
13) Mechanics of Flight        | 14) Kabbarnacky's Guide
                               |     to Mythrals

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>>> HORDES OF THE UNDERDARK CAMPAIGN BOOKS:

1) Waterdeep                   | 2) Religion's of the Sword Coast
                               |
3) Worn Book                   | 4) Burned Book
                               |
5) Lexicon Arcana              | 6) Scriptures of the Created
                               |
7) Lab Notes                   | 8) Magics of Golem Enhancements
                               |
9) The Guardian Guide          | 10) the Swordcoast
                               |
11) Vix'thrite Tome            | 12) Tome of the Vix'thrite Elders
                               |
13) Dessarian River            | 14) Uthgardt Barbarians

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>>> REAGENTS AND COMPONENTS > GEMS > MISCELLANEOUS > NEVERWINTER NIGHTS CAMPAIGN ITEMS > SHADOWS OF UNDRENTIDE CAMPAIGN ITEMS > FOUND BARD ITEMS IN SOU CAMPAIGN > HORDES OF THE UNDERDARK CAMPAIGN ITEMS > SIMPLE MELEE WEAPONS > SIMPLE RANGED WEAPONS > All of the above weapons also come in +1, +2, and +3. They have the
Special Property of Enhancement Bonus of +1, +2, or +3.  All of the
above weapons are available in all three campaigns.

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>>> MARTIAL MELEE WEAPONS > MARTIAL RANGED WEAPONS > All of the above weapons also come in +1, +2, and +3. They have the
Special Property of Enhancement Bonus of +1, +2, or +3.  Also, all of
the above weapons are available in all three campaigns.

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>>> RANGED WEAPONS AMMUNITION > EXOTIC MELEE WEAPONS > All of the above weapons also come in +1, +2, and +3.  They have an
Enhancement Bonus of +1, +2, or +3.  All of these weapons are also
available in all three campaigns

>>> EXOTIC RANGED WEAPON > This next list is for all of the special weapons found throughout
the game(s).  If you've found a weapon not listed in here, "print
screen" of the specs and e-mail them to me please, I just don't take
peoples word for it, I will of course credit you for the find.  And
remember to specify what campaign you've found the weapon in.


>>> FOUND SIMPLE MELEE WEAPONS IN NWN CAMPAIGN > FOUND SIMPLE RANGED WEAPONS IN NWN CAMPAIGN > FOUND MARTIAL MELEE WEAPONS IN NWN CAMPAIGN > FOUND MARTIAL RANGED WEAPONS IN NWN CAMPAIGN > FOUND EXOTIC MELEE WEAPONS IN NWN CAMPAIGN > FOUND EXOTIC RANGED WEAPONS IN NWN CAMPAIGN > FOUND SIMPLE MELEE WEAPONS IN SOU CAMPAIGN > FOUND MARTIAL MELEE WEAPONS IN SOU CAMPAIGN > FOUND MARTIAL RANGED WEAPONS IN SOU CAMPAIGN > FOUND EXOTIC MELEE WEAPONS IN SOU CAMPAIGN > FOUND SIMPLE MELEE WEAPONS IN HOU CAMPAIGN > FOUND SIMPLE RANGED WEAPONS IN HOU CAMPAIGN > FOUND MARTIAL MELEE WEAPONS IN HOU CAMPAIGN > FOUND MARTIAL RANGED WEAPONS IN HOU CAMPAIGN > FOUND EXOTIC MELEE WEAPONS IN HOU CAMPAIGN > WANDS AND RODS > WANDS > RODS > CLOTHING > PROTECTIVE CLOTHING > PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOUND IN NEVERWINTER NIGHTS CAMPAIGN > PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOUND IN SHADOWS OF UNDRENTIDE CAMPAIGN > PROTECTIVE CLOTHING FOUND IN HOU CAMPAIGN > ARMOR > All of the above armor also comes in +1, +2, and +3.  These armors
have the same specs as above and are enhanced with the special property
of Armor Bonus +1, +2, or +3 (AC Armor Modifier).  All of the above
armor is available in all three campaigns. In Hordes of the Underdark
these armors also come in +4, +5 and +6,
+7 and +8.

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>>> This next list is for all of the special armor found throughout the
games.  If you've found a suit not listed in here, "print screen" of
the specs and e-mail them to me please, I just don't take peoples word
for it, I will of course credit you for the find.  And remember to
specify which campaign you've found the armor in.


>>> FOUND ARMOR IN NEVERWINTER NIGHTS CAMPAIGN > FOUND ARMOR IN SHADOWS OF UNDRENTIDE CAMPAIGN > FOUND ARMOR IN HORDES OF THE UNDERDARK CAMPAIGN > SHIELDS > All of the above shields also come in +1, +2, and +3.  They all
have the same specs as above and are enhanced with the special property
of Armor Bonus  +1, +2, or +3 (AC Shield Modifier).  All of these
shields are in each campaign; in Hordes of the Underdark these shields
also come in +6 - +10.

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>>> This next list is for all of the special shields found throughout
the game.  If you've found a shield that is not listed, please "print
screen" of the specs and e-mail them to me, I will of course credit you
for the find.  Please only send shields found in the Neverwinter Nights
campaign and not any from the expansion games.


>>> FOUND SHIELDS IN NWN CAMPAIGN > FOUND SHIELDS IN HORDES OF THE UNDERDARK CAMPAIGN > HELMETS > All of the above helmets are available in all three campaigns.

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>>> FOUND HELMETS IN NWN CAMPAIGN > FOUND HELMETS IN SOU CAMPAIGN > FOUND HELMETS IN HOU CAMPAIGN > CLOAKS > All of the above cloaks also come in +2, +3, +4, +5.  They all have
the stated enhancement bonuses of +2, +3, +4, or +5 and are in all
three campaigns.  In Hordes of the Underdark these also come in +6 -
+10.

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>>> FOUND CLOAKS IN NEVERWINTER NIGHTS CAMPAIGN > FOUND CLOAKS IN SHADOWS OF UNDRENTIDE CAMPAIGN > FOUND CLOAKS IN HOU CAMPAIGN