Welcome to the wide world of Alon D'ar. Since there is no current FAQ on Alon D'ar and since it has received crappy reviews that are clearly not justified, my roommate Doug and I (Jon) have decided to take on the daunting task of writing a walkthrough. So let's get this party started. HOLLOW GRANGE -Items found Steel Buckler Wither Bane -Collectibles 5 drinking horns The game begins with a rather lengthy intro, I'm not going to bother to describe it to you, just watch the damn thing. When you finally get control of your character go over to the well and press x. Now go to the burning building and press x again. Don't worry; the shield will be automatically equipped for you. Search the town for the 5 drinking horns. 4 are located around the very edges of the town, you may have to rotate the camera to see them (right control stick) the last one is located within an outcropping of rocks. You get a little PP and gold for completing this mission, but it is well worth the effort at this point in the game. Talk to the guy at the training grounds and the guy near the fenced in sheep, listen to them if you want to (but you can't leave the first town until you talk to them both). Finally head into the stronghold, go into the room with the torches on the wall, and press x in front of both the torches that are not on fire. Run back to the entrance of the stronghold and unlock the chest on one of the tables. Head into the room you just opened and grab the lump hammer on the weapons rack. Use the hammer to get a piece of crystal and unlock the chest to the left of the crystal. You are now ready to leave Hollow Grange. OUTSIDE HOLLOW GRANGE -Items found Stone Orb -Collectibles 12 acorns Several people will harass you as you leave hollow grange, one of them activates the silver acorn quest and the other trades you a Short staff for the now worthless lump hammer. You are finally free to kill things at will. In this area, all there is to kill are skurlings. Before you get down to it. Avoid the three first ones and talk to the guy near the bridge. You can buy and sell weapons here. I strongly recommend you sell your katar (you may want to sell the short staff and shield also) and any whither potions that you can spare in order to buy the Woodcutter's axe. It may be slow and expensive, but it is especially effective against skurlings. Now that you have the axe, kill a few skurlings. Once you have 100 PP increase your skill in two-handed axes by one. You should now be able to kill skurlings in one shot. Just keep your health high and you will have not troubles here. Before you head through the mountain pass to Pilgrim's Hatch, you should follow the path from the bridge and into a cave. There will be three skurlings there, kill them and search the area, you will find the Stone Orb. Be sure you have either the Sledgehammer (bought from the guy near the bridge) or a shortstaff in your belt as you leave - they will be especially useful when facing the undead in the next area, although, if you're going for a mage character, you can drop a couple points in sunder. This spell will be very helpful throughout the next area and into the swamp (especially once it's at level 4 or 5, but I wouldn't train the spell higher than that for now) PILGRIM'S HATCH -Items found Not much -Collectibles The remaining 18 silver acorns Once you exit the mountain pass you should see a green pillar on your left. Go there. This is where you can trade gold for abilities; you can also save from here. Be sure to use your blunt weapon (or sunder if you are so inclined) on the Zombies you encounter. If you run across a lurker, be sure to use a blunt weapon. There's not much in the way of items here. If you manage to find a rusty sword after a battle be sure to take it to the weapons dealer located just outside of pilgrim's hatch so he can take the rust off of it (you can do this more than once BTW). You can either sell the short sword you get from the rusty one, or equip it (it's worth 150!). After you destroy the skurling mound (the axe seems to work just fine) the towns people will come out and offer to get it on with you, but you are entirely too busy for that. One of the people in the house has an acorn, so be sure to knock on all their houses. Lord Kort will be happy that you helped him and will give you a Lord Kort's token. Before you go to Dagan you will most likely want to buy whatever weapons you feel are appropriate (I like the mace since it is effective against the gretchlings to come, my roommate uses the Stone orb). Proceed to the green portal and buy whatever skills you need. You should now be able to teleport to Dagan from the portal, but be careful, this is a one-way trip. So make sure you've done everything you wanted to do, and bought all the equipment you want. So here it is... the list to help you find all 30 SILVER ACORNS, they are generally in the order in which they can be found. (I hope you appreciate this bitch). BEYOND HOLLOW GRANGE - (12 Silver Acorns) There is a Silver Acorn near one of the first rocks you see. There is a Silver Acorn near the first flock of sheep you encounter. There is a Silver Acorn under a tree NW of the bridge. There is a Silver Acorn under a tree SW of the bridge. There is a Silver Acorn under a tree SE of the bridge. There is a Silver Acorn under a tree just off the path to the Hermit's Cave. You can collect a Silver Acorn if you push aside the barrels in the North corner of the Hermit's Cave. There is a Silver Acorn on a ledge in the NE corner of the Hermit's Cave. There is a Silver Acorn under a tree W of the huge oak tree. There is a Silver Acorn under a tree N of the huge oak tree. There is a Silver Acorn under a tree near the mouth of M'ton's cave. There is a Silver Acorn under a tree near the waterfall. THROUGHT THE MOUNTAIN PASS TO PILGRIM'S HATCH - (3 Silver Acorns) There is a Silver Acorn on the left side of the pass. There is a Silver Acorn on the Right side of the pass. There is a Silver Acorn on the Left side of the pass. PILGRIM'S HATCH - (15 Silver Acorns) There is a Silver Acorn under a tree S of Lord Kort's portal. There is a Silver Acorn under the Lurker's tree (SW of Kort's portal). There is a Silver Acorn SW of the town of Pilgrim's Hatch. You can get a Silver Acorn from a townsman in Pilgrim's Hatch (check the houses). There is a Silver Acorn on a woodpile at the side of the blacksmith's shop (just outside the town of Pilgrim's Hatch). There is a Silver Acorn under a tree NE of the blacksmith's shop in Pilgrim's Hatch. There is a Silver Acorn under a tree on the path to Whitewater Gorge (sandy ground). There is a Silver Acorn near a save point on the path to Whitewater Gorge (sandy ground). There is a Silver Acorn under a tree within site of a sheep herd on the NW side of the continent. There is a Silver Acorn under a tree S of the translocation node near the cemetery. There is a Silver Acorn in the cemetery. There is a Silver Acorn under a tree S of Drommar's door. There is a Silver Acorn under a tree on the SW side of the continent (between a rock & tree near where you came out of the mountain pass from Hallowed Grange). There is a Silver Acorn near a sign where the path forks NE of Lord Kort's portal. There is a Silver Acorn further down the path to Pilgrim's Hatch (to the W of Lord Kort's portal). THE ROUTE TO DAGAN -Items found Various chests of potions and gold Water staff (need Tahir) Barkcleaver (need Tahir) -Collectibles 8 Tree Frogs (one requires Tahir) 1st ancient scroll 3 Chapter 2 pages Be sure to get the ancient scroll right near the portal. The gretchlings hear are weak to blunt weapons and are effected by Earth Magic and edged weapons. My roommate raves about level 4 sunder for this area. Search the swampy areas for tree frogs and chests. DAGAN -Items found Tahir Large Ornate Axe (2-handed axe) Various chests of potions and gold Sets of armor (at random) -Collectibles 2 Tree Frogs As Soon as you walk into the town, an ugly green dude (Tahir) will growl fiercely at you. You will proclaim, "Stop, I am NOT your enemy". The two of you will travel together from now on. The Large Ornate Axe is located in the hut behind the weapons dealer. At random as you walk through the swamp you will find 5 gold. There is a random chance that you will find better armor than you already have along with this 5 gold. I believe your chances get better the higher your level is, but I am not sure. Anyway, if you are walking around and don't find armor or a spike potion, don't freak out. That's about all you need to know for now. THE ROAD TO LA'SHON -Items found Water Orb Sarojin Hammer -Collectibles ? Tree Frogs ? Chapter 2 Pages ? Pieces of Amber As you leave Dagan for Palash you will see a sequence featuring Tahir's dead twin, Mahir. Tahir explains you need an Amareth's heart in order to leave the swamp. The path is relatively straightforward, just head out away from the oracle. Once you get the Amareth's heart you should get everything you need from Dagan cause you won't be back there again. Head to the oracle and he'll tell you some stuff. You can now proceed to Palash. After you leave the swamp you will encounter groups of lurkers, they are strong against sunder, but weak to blunt weapons. If Tahir is using a mace (which I would recommend) then you can take them down relatively quickly. As soon as you rise out of the swamp you will encounter a Sarojin next to a chest. The chest has a Sarojin Hammer in it. This also is where you stop looking for Tree Frogs and start looking for Pieces of Amber. Eventually you will run into a Sarojin that will direct you to Palash. (If you don't feel like reading what he says you can just follow him.) Welcome to Palash. LA'SHON I'm tired now, more on this later. Any questions can be directed to JonYoda@aol.com be sure to put something about Alon D'ar in the title of the email or it will get deleted with the junk mail. TTFN, Jon Here now are the locations of the Tree Frogs, Chapter 2 Pages, and the Pieces of Amber. Right now this list is incomplete. If you find something that is not in this list please email me its location at JonYoda@aol.com. Your input makes my work better (and you will of course receive a mention of thanks somewhere in this FAQ. THE ROAD TO DAGAN - (1) Ancient Scroll, (3) Chapter 2 Pages, (8) Tree Frogs There is an Ancient Scroll immediately after you teleport. There is a Chapter 2 Page near the lady who wants Tree Frogs. There is a Tree Frog on a rock near the lady who wants Tree Frogs. There is a Tree Frog on a rock near the Dagani who run from you. There is a Chapter 2 page on the first bridge. There is a Tree Frog on a rock near the first gas cloud (need Tahir). There is a Tree Frog on a log in the swamp to the right of the path just past the gas cloud (invisible). There is a Chapter 2 Page near the next totem. There is a Tree Frog on the 3rd Bridge. There is a Tree Frog on a log in swamp to the right of the path just past the 3rd bridge. There is a Tree Frog on a rock just after the 4th bridge. There is a Tree Frog on the ramp into Dagan (invisible). THE CITY OF DAGAN - (2) Tree Frogs There is a Tree Frog on a rock to the South of the Magic Dealer. There is a Tree Frog on a rock to the West of the Potion Dealer. THE PATH TO THE RAFT - (5) Tree Frogs, (2) Chapter 2 Pages There is a Tree Frog on the walls of Dagan to the left of the exit. There is a Tree Frog on a rock due West of the exit from Dagan. There is a Tree Frog on a rock SE of the first bridge. There is a Tree Frog in the 1st stone circle you encounter. There is a Chapter 2 Page just past the 1st bridge. There is a Tree Frog on a log in swamp to the right of the path just after the 1st bridge. There is a Chapter 2 Page just before the raft. THE PATH BEYOND THE RAFT - (2) Chapter 2 Pages, (6) Tree Frogs There is a Chapter 2 Page just past the raft. There is a Tree Frog on a log in the swamp to the right of the path just past the 1st bridge. There is a Tree Frog on a rock at fork in the path. There is a Tree Frog behind the Dagani Oracle. There is a Tree Frog on a rock to the N of the stone platform. There is a Tree Frog on the stone platform. There is a Tree Frog of a rock W of gas cloud. There is a Chapter 2 Page just after the bridge W of the save point. THE PATH OUT OF THE SWAMP - (3) Tree Frogs, (1) Chapter 2 Scroll There is a Tree Frog on a totem past the flag that marks the path. There is a Tree Frog on a rock near the dead Amareth. There is a Chapter 2 Scroll near the dead Amareth. There is a Tree Frog on a rock past the dead Amareth. THE SAVE POINT AND PEARLDUST THE SAROJIN - (5) Pieces of Amber, (3) Chapter 2 Scrolls There is a Piece of Amber near the save point. There is a Piece of Amber on the winding path down to the forest. There is a Chapter 2 Scroll on the winding path down to the forest. There is a Chapter 2 Scroll directly in front of a trail marker just before the first broken archway. There is a Piece of Amber just past broken archway on the right side of the path. There is a Piece of Amber due North of the 3rd broken arch before the 1st glowing pillar. There is a Chapter 2 Page just after sign to La'Shon near a trail marker. There is a Piece of Amber between the first set of tents you see on your way into La'Shon. LA'SHON - (2) Pieces of Amber, (1) Chapter 2 Page There is a Piece of Amber SW of the blue altar in the center of town. There is a Chapter 2 Page on an upper ledge S of the blue altar. There is a Piece of Amber NE of the blue altar in the center of town. THE PATH TO WHIPTAIL'S TOMB - (11) Pieces of Amber, (7) Chapter 2 Pages, (1) Ancient Scroll There is a Piece of Amber behind a rock before the Sarojin encampment. There is a Chapter 2 Page just past Broken Claw before the path turns. There is a Chapter 2 Page just after the path turns. There is a Piece of Amber on the right side of the path. There is a Chapter 2 Page near a group of rocks in the center of the path. There is a Chapter 2 Page behind a trail marker, just before the Darkfell territory marker. There is a Chapter 2 Page behind the 2 tents in the Darkfell territory. There is a Piece of Amber near the fishpond. There is a Piece of Amber before the broken arch near the fishpond. There is a Piece of Amber after the broken arch near the fishpond. There is a Piece of Amber further down path on the left after taking the left fork. There is a Chapter 2 Page near a big rock ("It's the hugest rock"). There is a Chapter 2 Page on the right near a pair of rocks. There is a Piece of Amber on the right near a rock just after a sharp turn. There is a Piece of Amber just before a trail marker in plain sight, bitch. There is a Piece of Amber just behind the next trail marker. There is a Piece of Amber on a dead end hill on the left side of the path. There is an Ancient Scroll also on the dead end hill. There is a Piece of Amber next to the save point. THE SLEEPING AMARETH - (7) Pieces of Amber There is a Piece of Amber down the dead end path. There is a Piece of Amber near a cluster of trees W of the green barrier. There is a Piece of Amber near some trees on the right side of the path to waterfall. There is a Piece of Amber on the path away from the barrier near the waterfall. There is a Piece of Amber further down this path. There is a Piece of Amber on the left of the path toward the 6pack of Darkfell. There is a Piece of Amber near the purple spider thingy. WHIPTAIL'S TOMB AND THE MONSTER WITHIN - (2) Chapter 4 Pages There is a Chapter 4 Page here if you simply open your eyes. There is another Chapter 4 Page here if you simply open your eyes. (Now you are teleported to La'Shon and nothing of importance occurs until you make your way to Whitewater Gorge.) INTO THE GORGE - (1) Ancient Scroll, (3) Chapter 3 Pages, (1) Moorlet egg There is an Ancient Scroll near the raft. There is a Chapter 3 Page on the right hand side of path. And another Chapter 3 Page further up the path. And yet another Chapter 3 Page still further up the path. There is a Moorlet Egg on left side of path near a rock and 2 trees. THE PATH TO THE TWISTING DEPTHS - (1) Chapter 3 Page, (1) Moorlet Egg There is a Chapter 3 Page right after the bridge ends. There is a Moorlet Egg in a spike plant on the left of the path further on down the trail. THE PATH TO WHITEWATER GORGE - (3) Moorlet Eggs, (2) Chapter 3 Pages There is a Moorlet Egg on the left side of path to Whitewater Gorge Market near a rock. There is a Moorlet egg in a pot near a Dagani. There is a Chapter 3 Page in the middle of path beyond the Dagani that's near the pot. There is a Moorlet Egg in a chest (behind a lurker). There is a Chapter 3 Page further up path (in middle). WHITEWATER GORGE MARKET - (1) Moorlet egg There is a Moorlet Egg under a wagon behind Ekue's place. ON A DEAD END PATH FROM WHITEWATER MARKET BEHIND THE PARTAL - (2) Moorlet Eggs There is an invisible Moorlet Egg in one of the windows here (run up against them until you find it). At the end of this path is another Moorlet Egg. LEAVING WHITEWATER GORGE FOR ORIN - (5) Moorlet Eggs, (3) Chapter 3 Pages There is a Moorlet Egg NW of some ruins (and the 4 barrels in a square) just outside of Whitewater Gorge Market. There is a Moorlet Egg next to four barrels in a square. There is a Moorlet Egg at the end of the raised bridge. There is a Chapter 3 Page next to the white orb guy. There is a Moorlet Egg near white orb guy. There is a Chapter 3 Page just past the white orb guy. There is a Chapter 3 Page further down path after the white orb guy. There is a Moorlet Egg further down the path after white orb guy. PELEWAN AND THE FORK IN THE ROAD - (1) Moorlet Egg, (1) Chapter 3 Page There is a Moorlet Egg behind a row of barrels on the path that does NOT lead to Orin. There is a Chapter 3 Page further down this path on a ledge. TO ORIN - (5) Moorlet Eggs, (4) Chapter 3 pages, (1) Ancient Scroll There is a Moorlet Egg near the first trail marker. There is a Chapter 3 Page further down the path. There is a Moorlet Egg near a chest. There is another Moorlet Egg near a chest. The fourth Ancient Scroll is in a pack of Moorlet. There is a Moorlet Egg in a dead end guarded by two Moorlet. There is a Chapter 3 Page near a save point. There is a Chapter 3 Page in a nook S of where you first encounter gargoyles. There is a Chapter 3 Page near a destroyed building further down the path. There is a Moorlet Egg next to a chest guarded by 4 moorletts. ANOTHER FORK IN THE ROAD AND A GIRL HOUNDED BY MOORLETTS - (5) Moorlet eggs There is a Moorlet Egg behind a line of barrels on the path to the East. There is a Moorlet Egg down the south path. There is a Moorlet Egg further down the south path. There is a Moorlet Egg near two lone trees further still down the south path. There is a Moorlet Egg in the ruins at the end of the southern path. TO ORIN - (3) Chapter 3 Pages, (2) Moorlet Eggs There is a Chapter 3 Page next to the gargoyles perched on the railing. There is a Moorlet Egg behind a pair of chests in a slight detour from the path to Orin. There is a Moorlet Egg on a ledge to your right after another signpost (to Orin). There is a Chapter 3 Page after the Transmission Node to the Sunken Market. There is a Chapter 3 Page on one of those elevated paths generally North of the Sunken Market. IN THE SUNKEN MARKET - (1) Chapter 3 Page, (1) Moorlet Egg 3 near BlackTail M behind OnyxEye (And now you have returned to Orin so you may collect Silver Acorns if you missed them now if you want to) I'm tired now, more on this later. Any questions can be directed to JonYoda@aol.com be sure to put something about Alon D'ar in the title of the email or it will get deleted with the junk mail.