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Might and Magic I FAQ/Walkthrough

(including Items/Monsters/Spells listing for Apple)


Valid for Apple and NES and, more likely than not, the PC
Version 1.0.1
Copyright 2000-2005 Andrew Schultz schultz.andrew@sbcglobal.net.
Please do not redistribute for profit without my consent. This took time
to
write and would have taken more without a lot of experience parsing Apple
disk data. However, if you contact me with a *SPECIFIC* query to post
this
FAQ on your site I will probably be in an agreeable mood. Or I may not
respond. Which is sort of a passive no but nothing personal.
This document does reveal the special abilities(not including use in
puzzles)
of every item in the game, so there is a potential for spoiling aside
from
walkthroughs. As MM1 doesn't tell you these things specifically(well,
there's a lot it doesn't tell you, which adds to the challenge in some
ways,)
perhaps people who still enjoy poking around in this game(or who wondered
about certain things in the game) will enjoy this chart.
I also have a script document with more detailed information.
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Outline:
1. INTRODUCTION
1-1. FLUFF AND CONVENTIONS
1-2. WHERE TO GET IT
1-3. BIG PICTURE DIFFERENCES
2. CONTROLS
2-1. APPLE
2-1-1. GETTING AROUND QUICKLY
2-1-2. COMBAT BASICS
2-2. NES

2-2-1. MENUS AND SUCH


2-2-1-1. SIMPLE
2-2-1-2. CAST
2-2-1-3. USE
2-2-1-4. CAMP
2-2-1-5. VENDOR MENUS
2-2-2. ENTERING NAMES AND WORDS
3. ITEMS(APPLE)
3-1. LAUNDRY LIST
3-1a. NES ADDENDUM
3-2. WHAT'S GOOD, WHAT'S NOT
3-3. WHAT THE STORES SELL
3-4. HOW TO OUTFIT YOUR PARTY
3-4-1. APPLE
3-4-2. NES
4. MONSTERS(APPLE)
4-1. LAUNDRY LIST
4-1a. NES ADDENDUM
4-2. WHO TO WATCH FOR
4-2-1. APPLE
4-2-2. NES
5. SPELL LISTING(NUMBERS FOR APPLE)
5-1. THE BIG LIST
5-2. RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS(APPLE)
5-3. RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS(NES)
6. COMBAT TACTICS
6-1. APPLE
6-2. NES

7. CHARACTER BUILDING WALKTHROUGH


7-1. GETTING STARTED
7-1-1. CHARACTER CREATION
7-1-1-1. APPLE
7-1-1-2. NES
7-1-1-3. WHAT ATTRIBUTES MEAN
7-1-2. WHERE (NOT) TO GO, EARLY ON
7-1-3. WHAT TO (TRY TO) BUY
7-2. EASY EARLY EXPERIENCE TRICKS
7-2-1. QUEST RELATED
7-2-2. FIGHT RELATED
7-3. LATER EXPERIENCE TRICKS
7-3-1. WITH ITEMS ON THE SIDE
7-3-2. JUST PLAIN EXPERIENCE
7-4. GOLD AND GEMS AND ITEMS
7-4-1. BENEATH ERLIQUIN
7-4-2. DUSK ETHEREALIZE TRICK
7-4-3. DUSK DUNGEON ETHEREALIZE TRICK
8. QUEST-SPECIFIC WALKTHROUGH
8-1. VITAL TO THE GAME
8-2. SIDE STUFF
8-2-1. OG
8-2-2. THE "WORTHY" QUEST
8-2-2-1. RAISING ATTRIBUTES
8-2-2-2. RECHARGING
8-2-3. BLACKRIDGE SOUTH/LORD HACKER
8-2-4. BLACKRIDGE NORTH/LORD IRONFIST
8-2-5. WHITE WOLF/LORD WOLF
8-2-6. PRISONERS

8-2-7. MISCELLANEOUS FUN


9. PULLING IT TOGETHER
9-1. APPLE
9-2. NES
10. MISCELLANY
10-1. APPLE VS NES VS PC
10-2. BUGS
10-3. WEIRD CHEATS
10-4. BYTE EDITING
11. VERSIONS
12. CREDITS
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1. INTRODUCTION
1-1. FLUFF AND CONVENTIONS
Might and Magic I started off a pretty big franchise, didn't it? This
game
is the humble beginning of it all. It promised so much but got jumbled on
the
way to being an Apple game. There was too much to do and not enough
instruction. MM2 tamed things down a bit. But what really made MM1
annoying
was--the monsters were IMPOSSIBLE. Well, any one fight was ok, but
eventually
you'd get zapped with a random bad one. Or you'd be home free...and a
door
would blow up in your party's face.
It took me several cracks to figure out how to whip the Apple version.
The
basic idea is to find a fight you can win easily that gets lots of
experience
and hit the game over the head until you get to the level you want to.
Oh,
and to find which quests are the important ones. Surprisingly, it's some
of
the easier quests.
New World had a walkthrough in their reissue of MMI with II-V(see
below)
but I wasn't really satisfied with it. Hopefully this will give you a
quick
way(or ways) to build your characters up and get on with things.

Many of the parts of the walkthrough apply to any system. Those won't
be
specially noted. But instead of having two vastly similar sections, I may
have (A2) or (NES) or (PC) or a combination thereof to talk about
platformspecific cases.
1-2. WHERE TO GET IT
I'm not going to tell you how to get a ROM of the NES version, but the
Apple version is at:
ftp://ftp.apple.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/pub/games/rpg
The best emulator to use is Tom Charlesworth's AppleWin. With save
states,
you can in effect save your game when you are not in town, which is
handy! It
also doesn't have any disk-loading time like the old apple and has lots
of
hotkeys and accelerators.
The PC version is in some Might and Magic collections on eBay, and
comes
with its superior sequels(II-V.) It's maybe $10 and well worth it.
If you do emulate with the NES, the same principles apply as to the
Apple.
In fact the character data structures are the same--except for the name-so
you can edit easily, or use save states as checkpoints, or even
experiment. I
did.
1-3. BIG PICTURE DIFFERENCES
On the NES you can flee from fights. On other systems it's nearly
impossible to. What's more, the fight you fled from VANISHES unless it's
a
big critical one.
On the NES combat damage is more controlled, and fewer enemies have
weapons
that can outright kill one player. It also shows how many HP your
opponents
have. Monsters aren't likely to blow you up out of the box, either. Oh,
and
fighters get attacks every 4 levels rather than every 8. It makes a big
difference.
Combat is set up differently. Enemies have 3 in their front line.
The NES labels spells by name and not by number, which is very useful
when
you can't remember which of 4-1 and 4-2 cures disease or poison, but
you've
only got 5 spell points left and looking at a manual just ruins the
adventuring spirit.

Thieves are much more likely to open traps on the NES, almost to the
point
of where you feel locks are pointless.
The NES's text is more laconic due to space limitations on text boxes.
But
you also have more mini-pictures.
The NES lets you start with one player and trade off others at inns.
You
can even change classes. Oh and Sorcerers are known as Wizards. The
Bard's
Tale advancement guild might be upset at such ambiguities.
2. CONTROLS
Controls for the Apple are a bit counterintuitive, and what got fixed
with
the NES version was set back by the awkward limitations of the NES
controller. It was made for action games, not RPGs. Below I'll try to go
through the things you need to know to get through the game without too
much
hassle, and weird things the game might throw at you that you don't need
to
worry about.
2-1. APPLE
Did I mention there's no real reason NOT to go at near-fastest speed?
Keep
the combat delay at 5 so you can read what's happened to your charges.
Also,
take a second or two to memorize the order your party characters appear
in
the list(i.e. hold down ctrl-f-b-e-a-c-d or whatever.) You'll be getting
killed a lot early, and that's just part of the learning curve, and the
game.
2-1-1. GETTING AROUND QUICKLY
The arrows work very well. Remember you can backtrack into open space,
and
you also want to get several "macros" down in your head. For instance, to
have your sorcerer cast jump, remember C624[enter]. T24A trades item A to
player 2, etc.
2-1-2. COMBAT BASICS
Ctrl-A is wonderful against outmatched monsters. However, if your
archer
gets a powerful missile weapon you'll want to use him to shoot opponents
down. Be sure to use "Q" a lot to check party status. You can also figure
who
goes when through experience or by noting their speed--the tiebreak being
position in your party.
The NES may have rapid-fire for some of its emulators, but
unfortunately
you can't hold a button down.

2-2. NES
2-2-1. MENUS AND SUCH
There's a lot of flashing on and off during the course of the game and
you'll want to keep that to a minimum. It's also a good idea to know
which
menus to click, where, to do what you want. One oddity is that you can
generally scroll down from the bottom of a menu to the top but not vice
versa.
[Start] shows party attributes, current HP, magic points, magic levels,
gems,
food units, class and any condition.
--=OK
FA=fainted(down to 0 HP in combat)
BL=blinded
PO=poisoned
DI=diseased
PA=paralyzed
ST=stone
DE=dead
ER=eradicated
You can have more than one of these unfavorable conditions, except for
the
last two.
[Select] has a nice auto-map which, for outside areas, is light on
details
and doesn't even show nearby towns. But indoors, it auto-maps places
you've
been as long as you've had a light source in the process.
[B] bashes and moves you forward, and the directional pad does what you'd
expect, although you can't move backwards through a door.
[A] brings up the character options menu, and generally [A] selects an
option
and [B] goes back. The menu consists of many items we'll need to look at
briefly.
SEARCH
OPEN
ROW
CAMP
SPEED

CAST
USE
VIEW
PROT
CANCEL
2-2-1-1. SIMPLE

Easy ones first:


SEARCH is useful after a fight, to see if there is any treasure. It
doesn't
always pick up extra planned loot beyond a combat(i.e. wyverns hiding the

wyvern eye in C3) but the options are relatively simple: open,
detect(Cleric
casts level 1 spell) untrap(robber) or cancel.
OPEN allows you to scroll up and downamong party members to see who opens
the
door. Hint: always the robber.
ROW exchanges party position.
VIEW allows you to view a party member's statistics.
PROT shows the spells protecting your party. These can be the ones bought
with donations from the temple or from some of your own spells. For
elements
you get a percentage.
SPEED toggles game speed(fast, medium, slow) with the up/down arrows.
There's
enough activity to slow things down that I keep it in FAST.
CANCEL gets rid of the menu.
2-2-1-2. CAST
Now for the complex ones: CAST brings up a menu as follows
LEV1 LEV5
LEV2 LEV6
LEV3 LEV7
LEV4
Depending on your spellcaster level
(level+1)/2 up to 7 for cleric/sorcerer
(level-5)/2 up to 4 for archer/paladin
0 for fighter/robber
You can only use certain spells. The game will forbid you from using tooadvanced spells, but if you can cast spells, you'll get one more menu.
It'll
be a brief description of each spell, i.e. the cleric level-1 below.
AWAKEN
AIM
BLIND
CURE1

LIGHT1
CURE3
P-FEAR
BLESS1

Highlight the one you want, and the NES will make sure you can cast it.
2-2-1-3. USE
USE asks for:
1. a player
2. equipment or backpack(up/down toggle)
3. which item?
If an item isn't usable for magic purposes, the game doesn't quite say
that,
and in addition if you use an item the last time the game flashes
"Useless!"
meaning it's useless now, but your last use was OK.
2-2-1-4. CAMP

CAMP contains much more than resting. The default on resting is no but
even
if you're in a dangerous area you'll still need(and be able) to go
through
CAMP to exchange things around.
Before resting make sure everyone has food. If you click "no" on resting
you
get the following menu:
EQUIP
REMOVE
TRADE
DROP
SHARE
Each character has slots for up to 6 items in his backpack. He can trade
or
drop them at will. He also has 6 slots to equip although you'll probably
never use them all. If you choose to equip, you have a choice of items in
your backpack. Once you've picked EQUIP, just pick one and then pick a
spot
in your equipped inventory(it doesn't matter.) Equipping will fail if
you're
the wrong class(Sorcerer wearing plate) or if you already have one of
that
sort of item(long sword and broad sword.) You'll need to REMOVE first.
Removing is just the reverse of equipping with the only danger being that
your item might be cursed. I generally try to sell an item to the store
and
decline their offer, just to check. On the Apple version you can just
sell
cursed items back. Removing will also fail if your backpack is full.
TRADE applies to your backpack items as well. You have to make sure the
recipient's backpack isn't full.
DROP is useful for useless items you can't sell.
SHARE lets you know who has what gold--gold is always pooled if one
person
can't afford something. You can also share gems in ratios, which is
handy.
You need to re-share gems occasionally, as usually the person opening the
treasure(your robber) gets them all. But only spellcasters can use them.
2-2-1-5. VENDOR MENUS
The armory is probably the trickiest place where you need to use menus.
But
the menus feature the same up/down, A to go forward and B to go back. You
need to affirm each choice with [A].
2-2-2. ENTERING NAMES AND WORDS

You'll need to enter a word to solve certain puzzles, and you'll also
need
to enter, well, your character's name to get things going. Anything up to
six
letters. Character input on the NES is defined by three rows
ENTER
0123456789ABCDEFGHIJ
KLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ.,Use the up/down arrows to move between rows, the left/right to move
along(you can scroll off the side) and A to enter a letter, B to take it
back.
3. ITEMS
3-1. LAUNDRY LIST
========Ledger========
The list of the 256 items, including "useless item" after a magic item
has
been used the last time, is below. Sorry about the ALL CAPS. I derived
the
list directly from disk. But I suspect the current version is more than
functional enough.
"Used by"
for
cleric, A
alignment
field
is blank,

contains class abbreviations, R for robber, S for sorceror, C


for archer, P for paladin, and K for knight. E/G denotes which
can use it. "EG" means that neutrals can use it, too. If the
that means only neutrals can use it.

SPECIAL determines if the item has special features, increases


protection
or attributes.
EQUIP means it can be equipped
NONE means it can't be, and anything else means it is equippable and
either
provides protection against something or adds to an attribute.
AMT says how much those attributes are increased by. For instance,
COLD/50
increases cold resistance by 50 per cent.
MAGIC indicates if the item can cast magic spells--if so, the number of
charges is indicated.
COST means the cost in gold. To you. You can sell the item for half
that.
DMG gives the item's maximum base damage. This is only relevant for
weapons. A club, for instance, would do 1-3 damage, for a character of
average might.
AC/DMG tells of the armor class bonus to the character if the item is
armor, or extra damage added to DMG. For instance, a spear +1 would do
1-6
damage PLUS 1. Padded +1 would give +1 for padded, +1, or +2 total.

General observations: a lot of these items have arbitrary evil/good


alignments, and the cursed "Bracers AC 8" and "Large Shield +2" and
"Chain
Mail +3" are nasty tricks, although some of the other cursed items are
funny.
In Might and Magic II, the magic pluses were not part of the item, which
made
the item list more flexible and allowed for more items(Chain Mail +1 and
Chain Mail have the same item number in the sequel, with an additional
byte
to specify magic charge.) Also, the extra attributes added by magic
items
are arbitrary. And some items which are useless for combat and spell
purpose
are critical to solve the game.
Note that many columns do not apply for many items.
ITEM NAME
|USED BY |SPECIAL|AMT|MAGIC|COST |DMG|AC/DMG|
--------------+--------+-------+---+-----+-----+---+------+
CLUB
|RSCAPKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |1
|3 |0
|
DAGGER
|RS APKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |5
|4 |0
|
HAND AXE
|R APKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |10
|5 |0
|
SPEAR
|
APKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |15
|6 |0
|
SHORT SWORD
|R APKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |20
|6 |0
|
MACE
|R CAPKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |25
|6 |0
|
FLAIL
|R CAPKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |40
|7 |0
|
SCIMITAR
|R APKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |40
|7 |0
|
BROAD SWORD
|R APKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |50
|7 |0
|
BATTLE AXE
|R APKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |60
|0 |0
|
LONG SWORD
|R APKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |60
|8 |0
|
CLUB +1
|RSCAPKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |30
|3 |1
|
CLUB +2
|RSCAPKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |100 |3 |2
|
DAGGER +1
|RS APKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |50
|4 |1
|
HAND AXE +1
|R APKE |LUCK
|1 |N 0 |75
|5 |1
|
SPEAR +1
|
APK G|LUCK
|1 |N 0 |100 |6 |1
|
SHORT SWORD +1|R APKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |100 |6 |1
|
MACE +1
|R CAPKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |125 |6 |1
|
FLAIL +1
|R CAPKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |200 |7 |1
|
SCIMITAR +1
|R APK G|LUCK
|2 |N 0 |250 |7 |1
|
BROAD SWORD +1|R APKE |LUCK
|2 |N 0 |300 |7 |1
|
BATTLE AXE +1 |R APKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |300 |8 |1
|
LONG SWORD +1 |R APKEG|EQUIP |0 |N 0 |300 |8 |1
|
FLAMING CLUB |RSCAPKEG|FIRE
|20 |Y 30 |500 |3 |3
|
CLUB OF NOISE |RSCAPKEG|CURSE |0 |N 0 |100 |3 |0
|
DAGGER +2
|RS APKEG|EQUIP |0 |Y 25 |200 |4 |2
|
HAND AXE +2
|R APK G|LUCK
|2 |N 0 |225 |5 |2
|
SPEAR +2
|
APKE |LUCK
|2 |N 0 |250 |6 |2
|
SHORT SWORD +2|R APKEG|EQUIP |0 |Y 15 |300 |6 |2
|
MACE +2
|R CAPKEG|PERS
|1 |Y 10 |325 |6 |2
|
FLAIL +2
|R CAPKEG|PERS
|1 |Y 15 |350 |7 |2
|
SCIMITAR +2
|R APKE |MIGHT |1 |N 0 |400 |7 |2
|
BROAD SWORD +2|R APK G|MIGHT |1 |N 0 |400 |7 |2
|
BATTLE AXE +2 |R APKEG|FIRE
|20 |Y 10 |500 |8 |2
|
LONG SWORD +2 |R APKEG|ELEM
|20 |Y 10 |550 |8 |2
|
ROYAL DAGGER |RS APK |EQUIP |0 |N 0 |2500 |4 |0
|
DAGGER OF MIND| S
EG|INT
|3 |Y 20 |750 |4 |3
|

DIAMOND DAGGER| S
EG|MIGHT
ELECTRIC SPEAR|
APKEG|ELEC
HOLY MACE
| C
G|PERS
UN-HOLY MACE | C
E |PERS
DARK FLAIL
| CAPKE |CURSE
FLAIL OF FEAR | C
EG|FEAR
LUCKY SCIMITAR|R APKEG|LUCK
MACE OF UNDEAD| CAPK G|CURSE
COLD AXE
|
PKEG|COLD
ELECTRIC SWORD|
APKEG|ELEC
FLAMING SWORD |
APKEG|FIRE
SWORD OF MIGHT|
KEG|MIGHT
SWORD OF SPEED|
APKEG|SPEED
SHARP SWORD
|
PKE |MAGIC
ACCURATE SWORD|
APK G|ACCY
SWORD OF MAGIC|R APKEG|MAGIC
IMMORTAL SWORD|R APK G|LUCK
AXE PROTECTOR |
APKEG|MAGIC
AXE DESTROYER |
PKE |MIGHT
X!XX!X'S SWORD|R APK |LUCK
ADAMANTINE AXE|
APKEG|LUCK
ULTIMATE SWORD|R APKEG|MIGHT
ELEMENT SWORD |R APKEG|MAGIC
SLING
|R APKEG|EQUIP
CROSSBOW
|R APKEG|EQUIP
SHORT BOW
|
APKEG|EQUIP
LONG BOW
|
APKEG|EQUIP
GREAT BOW
|
APKEG|EQUIP
SLING +1
|R APKEG|EQUIP
CROSSBOW +1
|R APKEG|EQUIP
SHORT BOW +1 |
APKEG|EQUIP
LONG BOW +1
|
APKEG|EQUIP
GREAT BOW +1 |
APKEG|EQUIP
MAGIC SLING
|R APKEG|MAGIC
CROSSBOW +2
|R A EG|ACCY
SHORT BOW +2 |
APKE |HOLY
LONG BOW +2
|
APK G|HOLY
GREAT BOW +2 |
APKEG|FEAR
CROSSBOW LUCK |R A EG|LUCK
CROSSBOW SPEED|R APKEG|SPEED
LIGHTNING BOW |
APK G|ELEC
FLAMING BOW
|
APKE |FIRE
GIANT'S BOW
|
APKEG|EQUIP
THE MAGIC BOW |
APK G|MAGIC
BOW OF POWER |
APKE |FEAR
ROBBER'S X-BOW|R
EG|SPEED
ARCHER'S BOW |
A EG|ACCY
STAFF
| SCAPKEG|EQUIP
GLAIVE
|
APKEG|EQUIP
BARDICHE
|
APKEG|EQUIP
HALBERD
|
APKEG|EQUIP
GREAT HAMMER | CAPKEG|EQUIP
GREAT AXE
|
APKEG|EQUIP
FLAMBERGE
|
APKEG|EQUIP
STAFF +1
| SCAPKEG|INT
GLAIVE +1
|
APKE |SPEED
BARDICHE +1
|
APK G|SPEED

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HALBERD +1
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APKEG|EQUIP
GREAT HAMMER+1| CAPKEG|PERS
GREAT AXE +1 |
APKEG|EQUIP
FLAMBERGE +1 |
APKEG|EQUIP
STAFF +2
| SCAPKEG|LUCK
GLAIVE +2
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APKE |SPEED
BARDICHE +2
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APK G|SPEED
HALBERD +2
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APKEG|SPEED
GREAT HAMMER+2| CAPKEG|PERS
GREAT AXE +2 |
APKEG|MIGHT
FLAMBERGE +2 |
APKEG|MIGHT
STAFF OF LIGHT| SCAPKEG|HOLY
COLD GLAIVE
|
APKE |COLD
CURING STAFF | SC
G|POISN
MINOTAUR'S AXE|
APKEG|CURSE
THUNDER HAMMER| C
EG|ELEC
GREAT AXE +3 |
APKEG|MIGHT
FLAMBERGE +3 |
APKEG|MIGHT
SORCERER STAFF| S
EG|INT
STAFF OF MAGIC| SCAPKEG|MAGIC
DEMON'S GLAIVE|
A K |ELEM
DEVIL'S GLAIVE|
A K |COLD
THE FLAMBERGE |
APKEG|MIGHT
HOLY FLAMBERGE|
P G|MAGIC
EVIL FLAMBERGE|
P E |MAGIC
PADDED ARMOR |RSCAPKEG|EQUIP
LEATHER ARMOR |R CAPKEG|EQUIP
SCALE ARMOR
|R CAPKEG|EQUIP
RING MAIL
|R CAPKEG|EQUIP
CHAIN MAIL
| CAPKEG|EQUIP
SPLINT MAIL
|
PKEG|EQUIP
PLATE MAIL
|
PKEG|EQUIP
PADDED +1
|RSCAPKEG|EQUIP
LEATHER +1
|R CAPKEG|EQUIP
SCALE +1
|R CAPKEG|EQUIP
RING MAIL +1 |R CAPKEG|FIRE
CHAIN MAIL +1 | CAPKEG|FIRE
SPLINT MAIL +1|
PKEG|FIRE
PLATE MAIL +1 |
PKEG|FIRE
LEATHER +2
|R CAPKEG|ELEC
SCALE +2
|R CAPKEG|COLD
RING MAIL +2 |R CAPKEG|FIRE
CHAIN MAIL +2 | CAPKEG|FIRE
SPLINT MAIL +2|
PKEG|FIRE
PLATE MAIL +2 |
PKEG|FIRE
BRACERS AC 4 |RS A EG|EQUIP
RING MAIL +3 |R CAPKEG|SPEED
CHAIN MAIL +3 | CAPKEG|LUCK
SPLINT MAIL +3|
PKEG|MIGHT
PLATE MAIL +3 |
PKEG|FIRE
BRACERS AC 6 |RS A EG|FEAR
CHAIN MAIL +3 | CAPKEG|CURSE
BRACERS AC 8 |RSCAPKEG|CURSE
BLUE RING MAIL|R CAPKEG|ELEC
RED CHAIN MAIL| CAPKEG|FIRE
X!XX!X'S PLATE|
PK |LUCK
HOLY PLATE
|
P G|MAGIC

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10
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20
20
10
10
20
20
12
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15
10
10
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40
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15
15
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|2500 |10
|2500 |8
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|3500 |12
|3500 |12
|5000 |14
|8000 |8
|5000 |8
|10000|10
|10000|10
|15000|30
|20000|20
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|1000 |0
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|7500 |0
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UN-HOLY PLATE |
P E |MAGIC
ULTIMATE PLATE| S A KEG|MAGIC
BRACERS AC 8 |RS A EG|FEAR
SMALL SHIELD |R C PKEG|EQUIP
LARGE SHIELD |R C PKEG|EQUIP
SILVER SHIELD |R C PKEG|HOLY
SMALL SHIELD+1|R C PKEG|EQUIP
LARGE SHIELD+1|R C PKEG|EQUIP
LARGE SHIELD+1|R C PKEG|CURSE
SMALL SHIELD+2|R C PKEG|EQUIP
LARGE SHIELD+2|R C PKEG|EQUIP
LARGE SHIELD+2|R C PKEG|CURSE
FIRE SHIELD
|R C PKEG|FIRE
COLD SHIELD
|R C PKEG|COLD
ELEC SHIELD
|R C PKEG|ELEC
ACID SHIELD
|R C PKEG|ELEM
MAGIC SHIELD |R C PKEG|MAGIC
DRAGON SHIELD |R C PKEG|MAGIC
ROPE & HOOKS |RSCAPKEG|NONE
TORCH
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
LANTERN
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
10 FOOT POLE |RSCAPKEG|NONE
GARLIC
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
WOLFSBANE
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
BELLADONNA
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
MAGIC HERBS
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
DRIED BEEF
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
ROBBER'S TOOLS|R
EG|THIEF
BAG OF SILVER |RSCAPKEG|EQUIP
AMBER GEM
|RSCAPKEG|EQUIP
SMELLING SALT |RSCAPKEG|NONE
BAG OF SAND
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
MIGHT POTION |RSCAPKEG|NONE
SPEED POTION |RSCAPKEG|EQUIP
SUNDIAL
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
CURING POTION |RSCAPKEG|NONE
MAGIC POTION |RSCAPKEG|NONE
DEFENSE RING |RSCAPKEG|AC+
BAG OF GARBAGE|RSCAPKEG|CURSE
SCROLL OF FIRE|RSCAPKEG|NONE
FLYING CARPET | S
EG|AC+
JADE AMULET
|
|?????
ANTIDOTE BREW |RSCAPKEG|NONE
SKILL POTION |RSCAPKEG|NONE
BOOTS OF SPEED|RSCAPKEG|SPEED
LUCKY CHARM
|RSCAPKEG|LUCK
WAND OF FIRE | S A EG|FIRE
UNDEAD AMULET |RSCAPKEG|FEAR
SILENT CHIME |RSCAPKEG|NONE
BELT OF POWER |R
PKEG|MIGHT
MODEL BOAT
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
DEFENSE CLOAK |RSCAPKEG|AC+
KNOWLEDGE BOOK| SCAP EG|INT
RUBY IDOL
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
SORCERER ROBE | S
EG|INT
POWER GAUNTLET|R CAPKEG|MIGHT
CLERIC'S BEADS| C
EG|PERS

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HORN OF DEATH |RSCAPKEG|NONE


POTION OF LIFE|RSCAPKEG|NONE
SHINY PENDANT |RSCAPKEG|HOLY
LIGHTNING WAND|R CA EG|ELEC
PRECISION RING|RSCAPKEG|ACCY
RETURN SCROLL |RSCAPKEG|NONE
TELEPORT HELM |RSCAPKEG|MAGIC
YOUTH POTION |RSCAPKEG|NONE
BELLS OF TIME |RSCAPKEG|NONE
MAGIC OIL
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
MAGIC VEST
|RSCAPKEG|MAGIC
DESTROYER WAND| S A EG|MAGIC
ELEMENT SCARAB|RSCAPKEG|PERS
SUN SCROLL
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
STAR RUBY
|RSCAPKEG|LUCK
STAR SAPPHIRE |RSCAPKEG|MAGIC
WEALTH CHEST |RSCAPKEG|NONE
GEM SACK
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
DIAMOND COLLAR|RSCAPKEG|?????
FIRE OPAL
|RSCAPKEG|?????
UNOBTAINIUM
|
|?????
VELLUM SCROLL |RSCAPKEG|NONE
RUBY WHISTLE |RSCAPKEG|LUCK
KINGS PASS
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
MERCHANTS PASS|RSCAPKEG|NONE
CRYSTAL KEY
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
CORAL KEY
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
BRONZE KEY
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
SILVER KEY
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
GOLD KEY
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
DIAMOND KEY
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
CACTUS NECTAR |RSCAPKEG|NONE
MAP OF DESERT |RSCAPKEG|NONE
LASER BLASTER |RSCAPKEG|ACCY
DRAGONS TOOTH |RSCAPKEG|NONE
WYVERN EYE
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
MEDUSA HEAD
|RSCAPKEG|CURSE
RING OF OKRIM |RSCAPKEG|LUCK
B QUEEN IDOL |RSCAPKEG|NONE
W QUEEN IDOL |RSCAPKEG|NONE
PIRATES MAP A |RSCAPKEG|NONE
PIRATES MAP B |RSCAPKEG|NONE
THUNDRANIUM
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
KEY CARD
|RSCAPKEG|NONE
EYE OF GOROS |RSCAPKEG|NONE
(USELESS ITEM)|RSCAPKEG|NONE

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3-1a. The NES is a bit fairer about cursed items. You can try to sell
something and the shop owner will either give you a price or say the item
is
cursed. On the other hand you can't outright sell these items.
3-2. WHAT'S GOOD, WHAT'S NOT
Magic herbs are great for non-clerics, robbers especially, because they
allow you to heal fellow party members. This is valuable against enemies
with

lots of hit points.


Skill potions are often worth the investment because you can often beat
up
enemies that give a LOT of gold once you've used the potions. Doing this
consistently can win big-experience fights and pile up the gold, too. Oh,
and
you can sell them back for half-price after 4 uses, just as for one.
Let's do
a cost comparison:
600 / 5 uses = $120 per use
(600-300) / 4 uses = $75 per use
3-3. WHAT THE STORES SELL
Sorpigal:
Dagger, Hand Axe, Short Sword, Sling, Crossbow, Staff
Small shield, Padded, Leather, Scale, Ring, Chain
Torch, Rope&Hooks, Garlic, Magic Herbs, Might Potion, Scroll of Fire
Portsmouth: Spear, Mace, Scimitar, Short Bow, Glaive, Bardiche
Small Shield, Large Shield, Padded, Leather, Scale, Ring
Torch, Rope&Hooks, 10 foot pole, Smelling Salt, Curing Potion, Antidote
Brew
Algary:
Broad Sword, Battle Axe, Crossbow, Long Bow, Halberd, Great Axe
Large Shield, Padded, Ring, Chain, Splint, Plate
Lantern, Garlic, Wolfsbane, Dried Beef, Bag of Sand, Antidote Brew
Dusk:
Long Sword +1, Crossbow +1, Long Bow +1, Staff +1, Great Hammer+1,
Flamberge +1
Large Shield+1, Padded +1, Ring Mail +1, Chain Mail +1, Splint Mail +1,
Plate Mail +1
Robber's Tools, Skill Potion, Potion of Life, Return Scroll, Magic Oil,
Sun
Scroll
Erliquin:
Flail, Long Sword, Long Bow, Great Bow, Great Hammer, Flamberge
Large Shield, Scale, Ring, Chain, Splint, Plate
Rope&Hooks, Lantern, Belladonna, Might Potion, Speed Potion, Scroll of
Fire
3-4. HOW TO OUTFIT YOUR PARTY
The important thing to remember here is that, if you use hand-me-downs,
you
can save a nice chunk of cash. If you really want to risk things, wait to
buy
that last +1 Large Shield instead of buying that last Large Shield, if
you
can, and don't buy the Small Shields at all. Something may turn up in
your

opponents' stash anyway. And whatever you do, don't buy regular plate
mail.
Once you're rich enough for plate, you're probably rich enough for plate
+1.
An example of hand-me-downs might be buying padded armor and ring mail
for
your front two. Then when you get enough money for a suit of chain, pass
the
ring to fighter #2 and padded to your archer. Similar logic works for
weapons.
The main thing to remember here is that you'll want to go to Dusk a lot
early on. If you don't have the fly spell, you can give a gem to the
leprechaun behind the secret door. Dusk does have an escape route, via
the
basement. North, west to one trap, north to another, east and south, and
touch the portal. Speaking of Dusk, a great time to buy new stuff is
after
Telgoran gives you that 500 gold for giving him his message.
Also, be practical about what you buy. Getting a +1 Plate Mail with,
say,
the money from the towns quest, when you could've gotten a few +1 Large
Shields, +1 Ring Mail, and +1 Chain Mails with change left over doesn't
make
sense. You can hand the chain mails down later, of course.
3-4-1. APPLE
Knight: Plate +1, Long Sword, Large Shield +1
Paladin: Plate +1, Long Sword, Large Shield +1
Archer: Chain +1, Long Bow +1, Flamberge +1
Cleric: Chain +1, Flail, Large Shield +1
Robber: Ring +1, Long Sword +1, Crossbow +1, Robber's Tools
(get rid of the tools if you find better attribute enhancers later)
Sorcerer: Padded +1, Staff +1
Knight, robber and sorcerer can all have magic herbs unequipped. It's
useful
to have a few skill potions floating around in case of a tough fight, but
watch if your later characters start picking up items. Your backpacks
will
soon be full. No warning for that, just no items found from a silver box
or
something.
Obviously this will change as you find items, but this is a very good
start.
Other spots in inventory should be reserved for defense rings and cloaks
and
items that raise attributes.
3-4-2. NES
Here I'm assuming you're using the default given in Sorpigal.

Fighter 1 should eventually get the Plate+1 from Dusk


(Large Shield +1, Long Sword +1) or Flamberge
(Monsters seem to hit you anyway. Why sweat the defense?)
Fighter 2 should get the Plate+1 from Dusk
Flamberge +1
Cleric should get the Chain+1 from Dusk
Great Hammer+1 (there are no magic 1-handed weapons to buy anyway)
Robber should get Ring+1 from Dusk
Crossbow+1 Long Sword+1 Large Shield +1 Robber's Tools
Wizards 1 and 2 can both get the Padded+1 from Dusk
Staff+1(hand me down from Cleric)
Both wizards and your robber can have magic herbs to bolster your front
line.
4. MONSTERS
The information table below is for the Apple, withe NES corrections
afterwards.
====Ledger====
AC=monster's armor class
DMG=maximum damage monster can do
ATT=# of attacks
SPD = monster's speed
EXP=experience split among party members for each monster killed
ICO=the icon number of the monster(what you see on the screen)
There is more information, but this is the major stuff, made clear by
the
Identify Monster spell(sorcerer 2-3.)
MONSTER NAME
|AC |DMG|ATT|SPD|EXP
|ICO|
---------------+---+---+---+---+-------+---+
FLESH EATER
|2 |6 |1 |7 |20
|2 |
BATTLE RAT
|3 |3 |1 |12 |20
|2 |
SLITHER BEAST |4 |8 |1 |10 |50
|13 |
GNOME
|5 |6 |1 |12 |50
|3 |
GOBLIN
|4 |6 |1 |10 |20
|3 |
GREMLIN
|3 |3 |2 |4 |50
|3 |
GUARDSMAN
|2 |6 |1 |14 |30
|20 |
KOBOLD
|4 |4 |1 |6 |20
|2 |
MUTANT LARVA
|0 |3 |1 |2 |20
|7 |
ORC
|4 |6 |1 |11 |30
|5 |
POLTERGEIST
|0 |2 |2 |16 |60
|22 |
RABID JACKAL
|3 |2 |1 |15 |20
|11 |
SKELETON
|3 |6 |1 |9 |20
|23 |
SNAKE
|2 |3 |1 |17 |50
|13 |
SPRITE
|10 |2 |1 |20 |100
|3 |
VAMPIRE BAT
|2 |3 |1 |14 |50
|9 |
MINOR DEMON
|5 |8 |2 |16 |200
|4 |
DEMON DOG
|3 |10 |2 |14 |100
|11 |
DUNG BEETLE
|6 |8 |1 |8 |50
|0 |
FIRE ANT
|5 |6 |1 |7 |50
|0 |
GHOUL
|4 |5 |3 |13 |200
|21 |
GNOLL
|5 |8 |1 |10 |50
|5 |
HAG
|1 |4 |2 |8 |50
|4 |
LOCUST PLAGUE |5 |1 |10 |17 |200
|1 |

ORC LEADER
|5
RABID LEPER
|0
ROTTING CORPSE |2
SAVAGE SHREW
|3
STRANGLING VINE|3
THIEF
|3
TROGLODYTE
|5
ZOMBIE
|2
ACIDIC BLOB
|1
CENTAUR
|4
CLERIC
|5
MINOR DEVIL
|4
FIRE BEETLE
|7
GARGOYLE
|5
GARGANTU ANT
|8
DINOLIZARD
|5
GIANT SPIDER
|5
HARPY
|3
HIPPOGRIFF
|5
KILLER BEES
|10
PEGASUS
|4
SHADOW BEAST
|3
WILD BOAR
|3
WOLVERINE
|5
BARBARIAN
|8
CARYATID GUARD |5
COCKATRICE
|4
CYCLOPS
|6
DRUID
|4
RHINO BEETLE
|7
GIANT CENTIPEDE|5
MAGICIAN
|5
MILITIAMAN
|9
ORC CHIEFTAIN |10
OGRE
|7
SATYR
|5
SWARMING WASPS |4
UNICORN
|8
WEREWOLF
|7
WIGHT
|6
BARBARIAN CHIEF|10
BASILISK
|5
CELESTIAL STAG |14
DUST DEMON
|9
GIANT SCORPION |7
5 HEADED HYDRA |7
WARRIOR CAT
|6
MINOTAUR
|7
OGRE CHIEF
|9
PANTHRO MIST
|7
PHANTOM
|7
SWORDSMAN
|6
TROLL
|6
WOOD GOLEM
|5
WRAITH
|6
YETI
|4
DEADLY SPORES |2

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ENCHANTRESS
|6
FIRE LIZARD
|7
GIANT SLOTH
|5
GRIFFIN
|7
PYRO HYDRA
|7
MAN EATING MARE|6
MANTICORE
|6
MEDUSA
|5
RAKSHASHA
|14
STONE GOLEM
|7
CAVE TROLL
|7
HILL TROLL
|8
WARLOCK
|8
WEREBEAR
|8
WICKED WITCH
|4
ASSASSIN
|6
BANSHEE
|10
CAVE GIANT
|10
CHIMERA
|8
AIR ELEMENTAL |7
EXECUTIONER
|8
GORGON
|8
LESSER DEMON
|10
LESSER DEVIL
|8
MUMMY
|7
NECROMANCER
|7
SPECTER
|8
WHITE WOLF
|10
WYVERN
|7
GREEN DRAGON
|8
BLUE DRAGON
|8
EVIL EYE
|10
EARTH ELEMENTAL|8
GHOST
|10
FROST GIANT
|10
STONE GIANT
|10
8 HEADED HYDRA |10
LAVA BEAST
|5
MANTIS WARRIOR |8
NAGA
|8
DINOBEETLE
|10
SPHINX
|11
VAMPIRE
|9
WARRIOR
|12
WIZARD
|8
WHITE DRAGON
|8
GRAY DRAGON
|8
ARCH DRUID
|10
CHAOTIC KNIGHT |14
GREATER DEMON |15
GREATER DEVIL |12
FIRE ELEMENTAL |9
GUARDIAN SPIRIT|8
STORM GIANT
|9
12 HEADED HYDRA|10
INVISIBLE THING|14
MAGE
|10

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|12
STEEL GOLEM
|15
WEREPHASE MUMMY|20
BLACK DRAGON
|12
RED DRAGON
|12
XX!XX!XX!XX!XX |20
BLACK KNIGHT
|16
DEMON LORD
|20
ARCH DEVIL
|16
GOLD DRAGON
|10
SILVER DRAGON |8
DIAMOND GOLEM |15
16 HEADED HYDRA|15
HIGH CLERIC
|14
KIRIN
|15
LICH
|10
ARCH MAGE
|12
MASTER ARCHER |10
PHOENIX
|13
ROC
|10
SAND WORM
|7
TITAN
|13
ALGAE BEAST
|0
WATER RAT
|1
LAMPREY
|2
GIANT LEECH
|2
CROCODILE
|5
GIANT CRAB
|9
BARRACUDA
|5
GIANT SQUID
|5
ELECTRIC EEL
|5
SEA HAG
|8
HIPPOCAMPUS
|12
SHARK
|6
SIREN
|8
WATER ELEMENTAL|12
SEA SERPENT
|10
SEA DRAGON
|15
SCORPION
|12
DARK RIDER
|15
WINGED BEAST
|12
GREAT SEA BEAST|12
DEMON KING
|30
SUCCUBUS QUEEN |20
TYRANNOSAURUS |10
ALIEN
|15
NATIVES
|6
VOLCANO GOD
|30
PAUL PEAD
|10
PIRATE
|8
PIRATE CAPTAIN |10
GRAY MINOTAUR |13
LORD ARCHER
|15
BRONTASAURUS
|8
STEGOSAURUS
|15
KILLER CADAVER |8
OKRIM
|11

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A note about what dragons breathe:


BLACK-ACID
BLUE-LIGHTNING
GOLD-ENERGY
GRAY-SPIKES
GREEN-POISON
RED-FIRE
SILVER-ENERGY
WHITE-COLD
Deadly spores don't seem to disappear after exploding on the NES as they
do
on the Apple.
5. SPELL LISTING(NUMBERS FOR APPLE)
5-1. THE BIG LIST
There are two spell classes in the game, Cleric and Sorcerer. Each one
has
seven spell levels, attainable at experience level 2x-1(i.e. spell level
5 is
achieved at level 9). Also, Paladins and Archers may attain Cleric and
Sorcerer spells, respectively, up to level 4. They gain spell knowledge
at
experience level 2x+5 although fountains can get them up to level 7, too.
All spells are automatically learned on achieving the new level.
The spell cost equals the spell level, except in cases noted where the
cost
is equal to the spellcaster's level.
I have tried to indicate how useful spells are. For damage spells, the
effectiveness depends on the type of monster. For incstance A fire spell
will be less effective on a Red Dragon(fire breathing) than a White
Dragon(frost breathing.)
Note:

monsters can cast these spells on you, too.

The following list of spells is cut and pasted, with generous


permission, from project64.c64.org.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------Clerical Spells
-----------------------------------------------------------------------Level 1
1. NAME: Awaken
COST: 1 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: All sleeping party members
DESCRIPTION: Awakens all sleeping members of the party,
instantaneously cancelling the sleep condition. May be critical if
party is attacked during rest.

2. NAME: Bless
COST: 1 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Increases the accuracy with which all characters fight,
for the duration of combat.
3. NAME: Blind
COST: 1 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 monster
DESCRIPTION: Blinds the affected monster for the duration of combat or
until it overcomes the spell. Forced to rely on other senses, the
monster's chances of landing a blow are diminished.
4. NAME: First Aid
COST: 1 SP
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: 1 character
DESCRIPTION: Heals minor battle wounds, restoring 8 Hit Points to that
character.
5. NAME: Light
COST: 1 SP
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Gives the party 1 light factor, which is sufficient to
light up 1 dark area. Multiple light spells can be cast to
accumulate multiple light factors.
6. NAME: Power Cure
COST: 1 SP per experience level of caster + 1 Gem
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: 1 character
DESCRIPTION: Restores character's health and 1-10 Hit Points per
experience level of caster.
7. NAME: Protection From Fear
COST: 1 SP
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Increases all characters' resistance to fear and spells
of intimidation. Amount of the increase depends on experience
level of the caster. Spell lasts 1 day.
8. NAME: Turn Undead
COST: 1 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: All undead monsters
DESCRIPTION: Destroys some or all undead monsters, depending on

caster's experience level and monster's power level.

Level 2
1. NAME: Cure Wounds
COST: 2 SP
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: 1 character
DESCRIPTION: Cures more serious wounds, restoring 15 Hit Points to
the
character.
2. NAME: Heroism
COST: 2 SP+ 1 Gem
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 character of same alignment as caster
DESCRIPTION: Bestows 6 additional Hit Points and temporarily elevates
character 2 levels of experience. Spell lasts for the duration of
combat.
3. NAME: Pain
COST: 2 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 monster, not undead
DESCRIPTION: Cripples monster with pain, inflicting 2-12 damage
points, unless the monster is immune to pain.
4. NAME: Protection From Cold
COST: 2 SP
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Increases all character's resistance to cold or freezing
spells. Amount of the increase depends on the caster's experience
level. Spell lasts 1 day.
5. NAME: Protection From Fire
COST: 2 SP
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Increases all character's resistance to fire or heat
spells. Amount of the increase depends on the caster's experience
level. Spell lasts 1 day.
6. NAME: Protection From Poison
COST: 2 SP
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Increases all characters' resistance to poison and
poisonous spells. Amount of the increase depends on the caster's

experience level.

Spell lasts 1 day.

7. NAME: Silence
COST: 2 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 monster
DESCRIPTION: Prevents the monster from casting spells for the
duration of combat, or until it overcomes the spell.
8. NAME: Suggestion
COST: 2 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 monster
DESCRIPTION: Coerces monster into refraining from attack, unless it
is
attacked. Lasts for the duration of combat, or until the monster
overcomes the spell.

Level 3
1. NAME: Create Food
COST: 3 SP+l Gem
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Spell caster
DESCRIPTION: Adds 6 food units to caster's food supply. Caster may
then distribute food among other party members, if he/she desires.
2. NAME: Cure Blindness
COST: 3 SP
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: 1 character
DESCRIPTION: Restores sight to that character, instantaneously
removing the blinded condition.
3. NAME: Cure Paralysis
COST: 3 SP
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: 1 character
DESCRIPTION: Restores movement to that character, instantaneously
removing the paralyzed condition.
4. NAME: Lasting Light
COST: 3 SP
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Bestows 20 light factors on the party, for use in
dispelling darkness.

5. NAME: Produce Flame


COST: 3 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 monster
DESCRIPTION: Attacks monster with a jet of flame that inflicts 3-18
damage points, providing monster is not immune to fire.
6. NAME: Produce Frost
COST: 3 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 monster
DESCRIPTION: Inflicts severe frostbite on monster, doing 3-18 points
of damage, unless monster is immune to cold.
7. NAME: Remove Quest
COST: 3 SP
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Releases party from its commitment to a quest.
8. NAME: Walk On Water
COST: 3 SP+l Gem
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Creates a floating sand dune upon which the party may
walk on. Lasts 1 day.

Level 4
1. NAME: Cure Disease
COST: 4 SP
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: 1 character
DESCRIPTION: Restores full health to sick character, instantaneously
removing the diseased condition.
2. NAME: Neutralize Poison
COST: 4 SP
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: 1 character
DESCRIPTION: Flushes poison out of character's system,
instantaneously
removing the poisoned condition.
3. NAME: Protection From Acid
COST: 4 SP
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Increases all characters' resistance to acid attacks.

Amount of the increase depends on the caster's experience level.


Spell lasts 1 day.
4. NAME: Protection From Electricity
COST: 4 SP
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Increases all characters' resistance to electrical
attacks. Amount of the increase depends on the caster's
experience
level. Spell lasts 1 day.
5. NAME: Restore Alignment
COST: 4 SP+ 2 Gems
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: 1 character
DESCRIPTION: Restores a character's original alignment, after actions
and responses have caused it to shift.
6. NAME: Summon Lightning
COST: 4 SP
TYPE: Combat, Outdoors
OBJECT: Up to 3 monsters not in hand-to-hand combat
DESCRIPTION: Zaps monsters with lightning bolts, inflicting 4-32
damage points on each monster not immune to lightning.
7. NAME: Super Heroism
COST: 4 SP+ 2 Gem
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 character
DESCRIPTION: Temporarily bestows 10 additional Hit Points and 3
additional experience levels on character. Lasts for the duration
of combat.
8. NAME: Surface
COST: 4 SP+ 2 Gems
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Instantly transports all party members from an
underground location to ground surface.

Level 5
1. NAME: Deadly Swarm
COST: 5 SP
TYPE: Combat, Outdoor
OBJECT: All monsters
DESCRIPTION: Sends a swarm of killer insects against the monsters,
inflicting 2-20 damage points against each monster.

2. NAME: Dispell Magic


COST: 5 SP
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: All characters and monsters
DESCRIPTION: Cancels all magic spells currently active both for
characters and monsters.
3. NAME: Paralyze
COST: 5 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: All monsters in hand-to-hand combat
DESCRIPTION: Attempts to immobilize all monsters and prevent them
from
fighting. May be partially or completely ineffective on some or
all monsters.
4. NAME: Remove Condition
COST: 5 SP+ 3 Gems
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: 1 character
DESCRIPTION: Releases character from all undesirable conditions
except
dead, stoned or eradicated.
5. NAME: Restore Energy
COST: 5 SP+ 3 Gems
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: 1 character
DESCRIPTION: Replaces 1-5 experience levels that have been lost or
drained from character, up to his/her former level.

Level 6
1. NAME: Moon Ray
COST: 6 SP+ 4 Gems
TYPE: Combat, Outdoors
OBJECT: All characters and monsters
DESCRIPTION: Bathes all combatants in a beneficent ray that bestows
3-30 Hit Points on each character and removes 3-30 Hit Points from
each monster.
2. NAME: Raise Dead
COST: 6 SP+ 4 Gems
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: 1 character
DESCRIPTION: Brings the character back to life, removing the dead
condition. Spell carries a moderate chance of failure and a
remote
chance of eradicating the character.

3. NAME: Rejuvenate
COST: 6 SP+ 4 Gems
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: 1 character
DESCRIPTION: A fountain of youth that trims 1-10 years off a
character's age, restoring his/her abilities to the younger level.
Spell carries some risk of producing the opposite effect.
4. NAME: Stone to Flesh
COST: 6 SP+ 4 Gems
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: 1 character
DESCRIPTION: Re-animates a character who has been turned to stone,
removing the stoned condition.
5. NAME: Town Portal
COST: 6 SP+ 4 Gems
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Opens a temporary portal to any town and moves the party
through the portal to that town.

Level 7
1. NAME: Divine Intervention
COST: 7 SP+ 10 Gems
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Intercedes with supernatural forces to restore all
characters' Hit Points and remove all undesirable conditions,
except eradicated.
2. NAME: Holy Word
COST: 7 SP+ 5 Gems
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: All undead monsters
DESCRIPTION: Utters a single word of devastating power, that totally
destroys all undead monsters.
3. NAME: Protection From Elements
COST: 7 SP+ 5 Gems
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Increases all characters' resistance to fear, cold,
fire,
poison, acid and electricity. Amount of the increase depends on
the caster's experience level. Spell lasts 1 day.

4. NAME: Resurrection
COST: 7 SP+ 5 Gems
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: 1 character
DESCRIPTION: Removes the eradicated condition from the character,
adding 10 years to his/her age and subtracting 1 endurance point
from his/her vital statistics. There is a chance that the spell
will fail.
5. NAME: Sun Ray
COST: 7 SP+ 5 Gems
TYPE: Combat, Outdoors
OBJECT: 1 monster
DESCRIPTION: Sears the monster with a focused ray of deadly light,
inflicting 50-100 damage points.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------Sorcerer Spells
-----------------------------------------------------------------------Level 1
1. NAME: Awaken
COST: 1 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: All sleeping party members
DESCRIPTION: Awakens all sleeping members of the party,
instantaneously cancelling the sleep condition. May be critical
if
party is attacked during rest.
2. NAME: Detect Magic
COST: 1 SP
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Spell caster
DESCRIPTION: Reveals any magical items in caster's back pack, and
notes the number of magical charges remaining in any item which
must be charged for use. Also detects any magic surrounding or
inside a chest, sack, box, etc.
3. NAME: Energy Blast
COST: 1 SP per experience level of caster +1 Gem
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 monster
DESCRIPTION: Zaps the monster with a blast of pure energy, inflicting
1-4 damage points per experience level of caster.
4. NAME: Flame Arrow
COST: 1 SP
TYPE: Combat

OBJECT: 1 monster
DESCRIPTION: Sends a burning shaft into the monster, inflicting 1-6
points of fire damage, unless monster is immune to fire.
5. NAME: Leather Skin
COST: 1 SP
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Toughens all characters' skin, so that attacks from
monsters bounce off rather than hitting.
6. NAME: Light
COST: 1 SP
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Gives the party 1 light factor, sufficient to light a
single darkened square. Multiple light spells can be cast, to
accumulate light factors.
7. NAME: Location
COST: 1 SP
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Gives precise information on party's location. May be
critical when party is lost or magically transported. In general,
this spell is the key to successful mapping.
8. NAME: Sleep
COST: 1 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: Up to 5 monsters
DESCRIPTION: Casts monsters into a deep sleep, preventing them from
attacking. Effective until monster is damaged or overcomes the
spell.

Level 2
1. NAME: Electric Arrow
COST: 2 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 monster
DESCRIPTION: Electrocutes a monster, inflicting 2-12 damage points,
unless monster is immune to electrical attack.
2. NAME: Hypnotize
COST: 2 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 monster
DESCRIPTION: Uses the power of suggestion to prevent a monster from
attacking. Effective until monster is attacked or overcomes the
spell.

3. NAME: Identify Monster


COST: 2 SP+1 Gem
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 monster
DESCRIPTION: Informs caster of the nature of any one monster during
combat.
4. NAME: Jump
COST: 2 SP
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Gives all characters super strength, enabling them to
jump 2 squares forward, providing there are no magical
obstructions
(force fields, etc.) in the way.
5. NAME: Levitate
COST: 2 SP
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Raises all characters above ground level, protecting
them from various dangers for 1 day.
6. NAME: Power
COST: 2 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 character
DESCRIPTION: Boosts that character's Might by 1-4 points for the
duration of combat. Increases the potency of character's attacks
on monsters.
7. NAME: Quickness
COST: 2 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 character
DESCRIPTION: Boosts character's Speed by 1-4 points for the duration
of combat, moving him/her further forward in order of combat.
8. NAME: Scare
COST: 2 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 monster
DESCRIPTION: Strikes fear into the monster's heart, decreasing its
probability of hitting a character during combat.

Level 3

1. NAME: Fire Ball


COST: 1 SP per experience level of caster + 1 Gem
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1-5 monsters not in hand-to-hand combat
DESCRIPTION: Rolls a deadly ball of fire into the monsters' midst,
inflicting 1-6 damage points per level of experience on each
monster.
2. NAME: Fly
COST: 3 SP
TYPE: Non-combat, Outdoors
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Grants magical flight to all characters, allowing the
party as a whole to move to any other outdoor area. The party
will
land in the safest square in that area.
3. NAME: Invisibility
COST: 3 SP+ 1 Gem
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Drops a cloak of invisibility over all characters,
greatly decreasing the monsters' chances of hitting them.
4. NAME: Lightning Bolt
COST: 1 SP per experience level of caster + 1 Gem
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1-3 monsters
DESCRIPTION: Blasts the monsters with a gigantic lightning bolt that
inflicts 1-6 damage points per level of experience on each
monster.
5. NAME: Make Room
COST: 3 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Expands a narrow corridor or area during combat,
allowing the first 5 characters in the party to engage in hand-tohand combat.
6. NAME: Slow
COST: 3 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: All monsters
DESCRIPTION: Places an invisible force field around all monsters'
feet, slowing them down to 1/2 their original speed and putting
them farther back in order of combat.
7. NAME: Weaken
COST: 3 SP+ 1 Gem
TYPE: Combat

OBJECT: All monsters


DESCRIPTION: Drains power from all monsters, reducing each monster's
Hit Points by 2 and Armor Class by 1.
8. NAME: Web
COST: 3 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1-5 monsters not in hand-to-hand combat
DESCRIPTION: Wraps 1-5 monsters in a supernatural web, preventing
them from fighting for the duration of combat or until they
escape.

Level 4
1. NAME: Acid Arrow
COST: 4 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 monster
DESCRIPTION: Attacks with corrosive acid that inflicts 3-30 damage
points, unless the monster is immune to acid.
2. NAME: Cold Beam
COST: 4 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 monster
DESCRIPTION: Attacks with a beam of intense cold that penetrates to
the monster's heart and inflicts 4-40 damage points, unless the
monster is immune to cold.
3. NAME: Feeble Mind
COST: 4 SP+ 2 Gems
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 monster
DESCRIPTION: Erases the monsters brain, removing all its abilities
for
the duration of combat or until the monster overcomes the spell.
4. NAME: Freeze
COST: 4 SP
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 monster
DESCRIPTION: Immobilizes the monster, preventing it from attacking
for the duration of combat. Monster's chance of overcoming this
spell is very small.
5. NAME: Guard Dog
COST: 4 SP
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Entire party

DESCRIPTION: Places a supernatural guard over party, preventing


surprise attacks for 1 day.
6. NAME: Psychic Protection
COST: 4 SP+ 2 Gems
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Grants all characters immunity from mind influencing
spells for 1 day.
7. NAME: Shield
COST: 4 SP+ 2 Gems
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Creates an invisible shield which surrounds the party
and
protects all characters from most missile weapons for the duration
of combat.
8. NAME: Time Distortion
COST: 4 SP+ 2 Gems
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Creates a warp in time that enables the party to
retreat
safely from most battles.

Level 5
1. NAME: Acid Rain
COST: 5 SP
TYPE: Combat, Outdoor
OBJECT: All monsters not in hand-to-hand combat
DESCRIPTION: Unleashes a torrent of acid rain that inflicts 5-50
damage points on each monster, unless immune to acid.
2. NAME: Dispell Magic
COST: 5 SP
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: All characters and monsters
DESCRIPTION: Cancels all magic spells currently active, both for
characters and monsters.
3. NAME: Finger of Death
COST: 5 SP+ 3 Gems
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 monster not undead
DESCRIPTION: Channels the ancient power of all dead sorcerers through
the caster, resulting in death to the monster at whom the caster

points a finger.
4. NAME: Shelter
COST: 5 SP+ 3 Gems
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Provides' 1 day's rest free of the danger of encounter.
5. NAME: Teleport
COST: 5 SP+ 3 Gems
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Instantly moves the party from its present position, up
to 9 squares in any direction.

Level 6
1. NAME: Dancing Sword
COST: 6 SP+ 4 Gems
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: All monsters
DESCRIPTION: A magical sword that moves with lightning speed,
inflicting 1-30 damage points on each monster. The sword cannot be
avoided, nor can the damage from it be minimized.
2. NAME: Disintegration
COST: 6 SP+ 4 Gems
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: 1 monster
DESCRIPTION: Reduces the monster to a pile of dust, utterly
destroying
it.
3. NAME: Etherealize
COST: 6 SP+ 4 Gems
TYPE: Non-Combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Alters all characters' molecular structure long enough
to
allow them to move 1 square forward through any special barrier
(force field. etc.).
4. NAME: Protection From Magic
COST: 6 SP+ 4 Gems
TYPE: Anytime
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Increases all characters' resistance to magic. Amount
of the increase depends on experience level of caster. Spell
lasts

1 day.
5. NAME: Recharge Item
COST: 6 SP+ 4 Gems
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Spell caster
DESCRIPTION: Restores 1-4 charges to any item in caster's back pack
that still has 1 magical charge remaining. Some risk that the
spell will fail and destroy the item.

Level 7
1. NAME: Astral Spell
COST: 7 SP+ 5 Gems
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Transports all characters' to the astral plane. This
highly dangerous and unpredictable area is otherwise impossible to
reach.
2. NAME: Duplication
COST: 7 SP+ 100 Gems
TYPE: Non-combat
OBJECT: Spell caster
DESCRIPTION: Allows the caster to exactly duplicate any 1 item in
his/her back pack, provided that there is room in the caster's
pack
for the new item. Small chance that the spell will fail and
destroy the original item.
3. NAME: Meteor Shower
COST: 7 SP+ 5 Gems
TYPE: Combat, Outdoors
OBJECT: All monsters
DESCRIPTION: Buries all monsters under a hail of meteors, inflicting
1-120 damage points on each monster.
4. NAME: Power Shield
COST: 7 SP+ 5 Gems
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: Entire party
DESCRIPTION: Reduces the damage inflicted on all characters by any
attack, by 1/2. Lasts for the duration of combat.
5. NAME: Prismatic Light
COST: 7 SP+ 5 Gems
TYPE: Combat
OBJECT: All monsters
DESCRIPTION: A powerful, but erratic spell that has completely

unpredictable effects on all monsters.


5-2. RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS(APPLE)
Many of these spells are overshadowed by the protection you get from the
clerics. Others are weak offensive spells for the most part. But Moon Ray
6-1
is the best and the later regenerative ones are good. As are the low
level
heal spells.
CLERIC SPELLS
1-1 may occasionally be useful.
1-2 is something you might as well cast at the start of combat if there's
nobody to heal.
1-3 I never used.
1-4 is invaluable for healing during combat and after combat on
unconscious
party members. If an enemy does 20 damage per hit it's as good as 2-1.
1-5 will be necessary early unless you can memorize maps.
1-6 isn't as useful as you'd hope, unless you're fighting a lot of
monsters
that do little damage. It drains energy too quickly.
1-7 2-4,5,6 4-3,4 are protection from element spells but the clerics do
it
better.
1-8 turn undead is essential and gets better as you improve levels.
2-1 is a good heal spell to give an extra buffer on the front line,
against
moderate opponents
2-2 is nice, although skill potions work better. It doubles as a healing
spell too. Remember that it's most effective when your characters are
level
8x+6 or 8x+7. You can't build up multiple heroisms.
2-3 a pretty weak offensive spell.
2-7 and 2-8 just don't work.
3-2 and 3-3 cure blindness/paralysis always get lost in the shuffle but
the
2nd can be useful.
3-4 is useful in super-dark areas but it's better just to get protection.
3-5 and 3-6 are ok if there's nothing else to cast and your cleric isn't
in
hand-to-hand combat. They do some damage.
3-7 is useful when you get the wrong quest.
3-8 saves having to cast a teleport. Walking on water is interesting but
encounters are hard.
4-1=cure disease
4-2=cure poison. Even more valuable than 4-1.
4-5 is another spell you should just pay clerics for.
4-8 is invaluable if you're stuck in a dungeon.
5-1 is nasty against you and decent enough offensively but don't expect
miracles.

5-2 is useful versus sprites, but if you're at level 9 you're not


fighting
them any more.
5-3 see 5-1
5-4 is nice if you have a character with two conditions.
5-5 can be useful in prolonged combat where a character got drained, but
resting works OK too.
6-1 is the best offensive spell in the game! It gives defensive benefits
too.
6-2 will probably be useful once when you forgot to bring your party back
for
healing, but it fails a lot too.
6-3 rejuvenation spell is useful just after saving a game. If it fails
kill
yourself. Keep your party's ages around 25.
6-4 is no longer useful when you get that good. At level 11 you can
generally
resist being turned to stone.
6-5 is even handier than 4-8. Later on you'll be stuck in a tough dungeon
by
a treacherous outside area.
7-1 is a great heal spell, if exhausting
7-2 is not that useful because turn undead 1-8 works so well.But if you
can't
afford an enemy's magic spell, cast this.
7-3 is not as good as donating.
7-4 just pay at the temple for this too.
7-5 is great against magic resistant opponents, or if you need to chip
away
damage against a breathing monster.
SORCERER SPELLS
1-1 won't be useful much to wake your party.
1-2 is pretty useless with an item list.
1-3 never works as well as it could--monsters always seem to resist
1-4 is invaluable when getting to level 2
1-5 is good enough especially against magic resistant monsters.
1-6 might as well get cast. Don't agonize over who loses the spell point
although the cleric is preferable--fewer cost-by-level spells.
Note that you should have your paladin/archer cast the more drudgeworthy
spells.
1-7 is the perfect spell for your archer to cast, although it's
worthwhile
not to get lost.
1-8 is useless except early on.
2-1 is a nice improvement on 1-4.
2-2 never worked on me against anyone worthwhile.
2-3 is useless with the monster chart, and you should track how many hit
points an important monster has left.
2-4 is perfect for jumping across squares with encounters fixed.
2-5 is vital for maneuvering in dungeons althoughI usually pay for
services
at the temple.

2-6 only adds 1 damage point(see the list of attributes vs. bonus) and
gets
useless at the upper ranges and when you get a good weapon.
2-7 can be useful if you have nothing else. It adds a bit of armor class,
but
again, it's less useful with an improved party.
2-8 is one of those spells that never work.
3-1 is great if you're up against a lot of monsters, period. But watch
it. If
you cast it on yourself, you take a lot of damage.
3-2 is critical for moving around once you're powered up. Know your
sectors
and how to get around.
3-3 is useful against gobs of melee monsters.
3-4 is a good all-purpose spell and while it doesn't work well against
the
upper level of bad guys, it gets consistently better.
3-5 isn't really that useful because you should have a couple of
characters
with missile weapons, and your front guys should have mondo armor class.
3-6 doesn't work often enough but it's a good idea.
3-7 see 3-6. Just doesn't do enough damage unless you cast it repeatedly.
3-8 never quite works either although you can try it against melee
opponents,
leaving you to strike at the back-benchers who can't do anything.
4-1 and 4-2 never do as much damage as promised.
4-3 and 4-4 also promise advantages they don't deliver, but these are
more
qualitative.
4-5 prevents surprise attacks, but you can't usually flee anyway so why
bother?
4-6 protects you well in the Dusk dungeon but you should get the temple
to
bless you for that.
4-7 is only marginally useful as you're probably more worried about
spells
from backbenchers and not missiles.
4-8 is great if you fought in one combat too many. Coupled with cleric 48
it's a great way out in a pinch.
5-1 works decently until you get to level 6 with dancing sword 6-1.
5-2 see cleric 5-2(i.e. useless)
5-3 isn't effective on others, or you once you get good
5-4 is critical if you got a great item, but it can't be used in
dangerous
places.
5-5 is invaluable in areas that allow it. Plot things out and hit the
right
square or get around combats in twisty zones. Note you can teleport off
the
ege of an area, but you wrap around. A whole area usually allows
teleports or
it doesn't.

6-1 always does good damage. Great against breathing monsters. It does,
on
average, more damage than a lightning bolt and costs fewer spell points
too.
6-2 never works for me.
6-3 works often where teleport doesn't. It even lets you go between
outside
areas. Often you can etherealize to a dangerous place and fly out.
6-4 isn't bad but temples do it better.
6-5 is rarely if ever worth the hassle. Stuff like skill potions, just
sell
back. They'll recharge. Items with charges usually don't have any good
spells.
7-1 Astral Plane is more convenient than the diamond key. Places you at
(7,0)
regardless.
7-2 Duplication will be great for an item or two. Save before duplicating
and
kill your party if you fail!
7-3 Meteor shower is a nice spell but too bad it doesn't work indoors
where
you really need it. Good if you break up the dragon convention though.
7-4 Power Shield is quite good especially for hand to hand combat and the
clerics in the temples don't cast it on you in return for donations. The
wheel of luck fights, and fights with natives before using the Coral key,
are
particularly good places to use this. In the multi-level castle dungeons
you'll want to use this, too.
7-5 this spell often does something but never quite enough.
5-3. RELATIVE EFFECTIVENESS(NES)
The early spells are much more effective on the NES because you get to
cast
so many more--everyone starts with 10 SP. Lightning Bolt and Fireball are
more effective, because it's easier to rest, and you don't have to face
so
many monsters at once. Moon Ray still works well and so does healing.
While
you have some monsters who do impossible damage, though, the 1-point
heals
still work wonders, but the thing is--enemies in the first three slots
make
it that much easier to defend against their attacks. Backbencher enemies
can't cast spells, either, but sometimes you'll just want to cast a wideangle spell to see how many enemies you have. You also have less
disastrous
breathing to defend against, so overall you can afford to be much more
aggressive.
6. COMBAT TACTICS
General principles such as preparedness(be in the right order, have the
right equipment, be rested for tough fights,) are taken for granted here.
Details on how not to lose fights you should win are here.

--Beware that certain combinations of monsters are deadly. Monsters that


dispell, combined with monsters that breathe, can take you out. Always,
always go for the "dispell" monsters first. These include Caryatid
Guards,
Centaurs and Lesser Devils. Run against them if you have the choice.
--Certain monsters, like Wraiths and Phantoms, seem undead but they're
not.
--Have your archer shoot if he has a particularly powerful item like a
Giant's Bow. He automatically fights but his shooting weapon can be even
better.
--When in doubt, burn through skill potions before combat. But make sure
that
your sorcerers don't get too-high levels, or they can't cast anything
levelbased. Fighters of course get more attacks that way and it's not a sin to
calculate who to give spell potions based on what their final level would
be.
--Use being unconscious and not dead to your advantage.
--On that note, when fighting monsters that do a lot of damage, don't
cast a
big cure spell. First aid/Cure-1 should work just fine.
--Losing one player in combat isn't the end of the world. Even if he gets
killed.
--If a player gets knocked unconscious, often you can revive him during
combat and he'll still get a turn.
--Watch out if your alignment slips. Clerics won't be able to cast Turn
Undead.
6-1. APPLE
--If you're up against a breathing monster, it's good enough to cut it
down
to size. Also, if you know there's a breathing monster, try to get the
clerics to bless you. You'll probably reap more than your investment in
return.
--Only have your Paladin heal if an opponent is breathing and you've had
two
people knocked unconscious. Otherwise Moon Ray works well.
--see the trick about all-30 attributes from the C2 fountain. You can
tack
skill potions on to get an even level 40.
6-2. NES
--Common sense says that you shouldn't use your best fighter to take out
an
enemy with just one hit point. Use "fight" instead of "auto" unless the
battle is really easy.
--Use simple arithmetic, and the computer showing you your enemies' hit
points, to your advantage. There's not much variance in the damage your
smaller weapons and your non-fighters do. Try to calculate it out. But
remember to be better safe than sorry. If you have a weapon that averages
89, and you're fighting two monsters with 7 and 9 hit points,
respectively,
then aim for the one with 7. Give yourself about a 15% cushion to kill

something. Assume you'll hit 80% of the time if you have multiple hits.
--For monsters with 40+ hit points you may want to leave one to the
tender
mercies of your non-fighters and have them beat up on it while you take
out
other things.
--You can leave monsters with 2-4 hit points if you're coming by with a
spell
to blow them away at the end, anyway. Maybe even 10 or so--it depends on
their magic resistance. Mages generally have the lowest speed, and they
can
do a lot of mop-up work.
--Fireball is a particularly useful spell since it can reach the back
ranks.
If it doesn't, you've killed at least two enemies. If it does, you can
see
what you're up against.
--Mages with magic herbs can keep themselves from getting exposed very
quickly. But they're actually decent fighters if you give them magic
staffs(Dusk.)
7. CHARACTER BUILDING WALKTHROUGH
One of the most important rules to remember no matter which system you
are
playing on is: save your progress frequently! As you get better, or you
find
certain fights, you won't need to as much. And you'll also have segments
where you build up experience quickly. But there are a lot of unexpected
fights and traps out there that can peg you back. I've found that it's
too
easy to start feeling invincible after winning several fights.
The possibility of a random spike is less on the NES than on the Apple
or
the PC, but it's still a task to re-do what you've done. Make a goal and
return to the Sorpigal inn immediately once you've accomplished it(Fly
3,2,
C2. You'll be using that a lot.) Also, if you find a great item(necessary
to
game completion or not,) or if you've made enough for that next level or
to
buy a new item, save the game.
The only drawback of saving a game is that, if you donated to a temple
and
get killed, the protection won't show up when you return. But if you
built
your stats up, it should work OK.
At any time before you get to level 10, you should be able to have a
goal
of a new item to buy or quest to solve or level to achieve. Then things
can
start to drag if you just poke randomly around.
Also remember that dead characters don't get experience. Resurrect them

before solving a quest that gives experience to everyone--that's not


shared
from a pool as in combat. It's a flat bonus to everyone.
There aren't too many big important mistakes you could make, other than
to
resurrect a character and have him lose endurance(especially if he's
eradicated)--unless you've gotten something for it--and, early on, when
you
don't have a lot of cash, save the game with a dead player. Later
there'll be
ways to scrounge up gold, but unless you've found a great item, you're
better
off resetting and re-trying.
One table before starting. It's necessary for everyone to get to level
13
in order to win the game. That means different things on different
systems.
It's slower to win fights on the NES, so it makes sense that you
wouldn't
need as much experience. But there are ways to pile up experience that
are
the same across platforms.
Note that experience needed per level stabilizes on level 9 for the NES
at
100096 and 75008(these are both divisible by 256, hence the roundoff, if
you
cared) for Sorcerer and Cleric respectively. It stabilizes at level 10
for
the Apple at 200000 and 150000.
Paladins and Archers have the same experience requirements as Sorcerers,
and
Robbers and Knights have the same experience requirements as Clerics, 3/4
as
much as the more powerful other classes.
|
Apple/PC
|
NES
|
| Cleric |Sorcerer| Cleric |Sorcerer|
---+--------+--------+--------+--------+--2 |
1500|
2000|
1500|
2000|
3 |
3000|
4000|
3000|
4000|
4 |
6000|
8000|
6000|
8000|
5 |
12000|
16000|
12000|
16000|
6 |
24000|
32000|
24000|
32000|
7 |
48000|
64000|
48000|
64000|
8 |
96000| 128000|
96000| 128000|
9 | 192000| 256000| 171008| 228096|
10 | 342000| 456000| 246016| 328192|
11 | 492000| 656000| 321024| 428288|
12 | 642000| 856000| 396032| 528384|
13 | 792000| 1056000| 471040| 628480|

Once everyone in your party is level 13, the NES version says "HEROES"
and
not "FIGHTERS" in the default screen.
7-1. GETTING STARTED
7-1-1. CHARACTER CREATION
7-1-1-1. APPLE
Create one of each character class type. Try for 13+ speed and
endurance,
to get hit point and AC bonus off the bat. Don't feel a need to create
your
characters in any order. Alignment shouldn't matter and neither should
sex-well, not too much. You can just be lazy and make everyone a human, too,
although a knight half-orc is OK, and you may wish to see the note at the
end. I'd advise a female cleric to get through the sticky bits in
Portsmouth.
My group, which worked OK, was(in order)
M-Knight-neutral-half-orc
F-Paladin-good-human
F-Archer-evil-human
M-Cleric-good-human
M-Robber-neutral-human
F-Sorcerer-evil-human
The knight and paladin are at the front line, deflecting attacks with
armor
class. The archer potentially has a great missile weapon, the robber can
do
damage, and the cleric has decent armor class.
Here is how race changes attributes. Alignment and sex don't affect
anything.
Human no changes
Elf intellect+ endurance- might- accuracy+
Dwarf intellect- endurance+ speed- luck+
Gnome speed- accuracy- luck++
Half-Orc intellect- luck- personality- might+ endurance+
Note that, combining information with 7-1-1-3 below, you can manipulate
races to your slight advantage. Let's say you had a paladin with 16
speed.
Intellect doesn't matter, so you can discredit that, but 15 vs 16 speed
is no
change in armor class. In general, you can decrease an attribute without
losing anything concrete if it is even. This may open up the character
classes to use. Similarly, an attribute isn't worth adding to unless it's
even.
I like having at least 13 speed for everyone(immediate AC boost and you
can
strike first in combat) and preferably 13 endurance too. Rolling for this

goes pretty fast.


7-1-1-2. NES
You don't get much choice here, and I've found that you can just go
through
the game with your original Sorpigal party. However, if you get a break
and
defeat some sprites early, it's worth checking out other towns.
Hero
Sonja(fighter)
Vyrana(cleric)
Sage(robber)
Rigel(wizard 1)
Lilac(wizard 2)
Your robber's missile capability may come in handy, and your cleric
should be
a decent fighter, too.
But what about the folks at the other towns? Here they are.
Name
Tikra
Cherob
Hammer
Bulzai
Zora
Thorak
Azalea
Kirie

class etc
F-good-knight
F-evil-robber
M-evil-paladin
M-evil-archer
F-E-wizard
M-E-Cleric
F-good-archer
F-neut-cleric

HP
??
??
??
9
5
4
9
2

Ra
??
??
??
??
??
??
??
??

In Mi Sp Lu Pe En Ac
12-18-12-12-12-12-14
13-11-12-14-11-13-14
12-15-12-12-14-16-14
17-11-12-12-12-11-16
19-11-12-12-12-11-15
12-12-11-14-18-12-13
17-11-12-12-12-11-16
11-12-11-13-18-13-14

Exp.
2500
2200
3500
1800
1500
1600
1400
????

Town
Port
Port
Dusk
Alga
Alga
Alga
Erli
Erli

spear
sling +1
Defense Ring
sling
dagger
mace
sling
Mace

7-1-1-3. WHAT ATTRIBUTES MEAN


Attribute values can adjust your chance of hitting an opponent, how
soon
you move, the damage you do, the hit points you get with each level gain,
or
the spell points you get. Probably the attribute you most want to push
for
raising is intelligence, because it raises your spell points the next
time
you rest, and sorcerers have so many by-level spells to cast. There are a
couple of ways to do this. But of course it's useful to know how much
improving an attribute really helps.
Note that these may decrease as a result of age or of being hit in
combat.
If any one reaches zero, you die.
1- 4 = -3
5- 6 = -2
7- 8 = -1
9-12 = average(0 either way)
13-14 = +1
15-16 = +2
17-18 = +3

19-20
21-23
24-26
27-29
30-39
40+

=
=
=
=
=
=

+4
+5
+6
+7
+8 (30-34 and 35-39 are +8/+9 on NES)
+9 (+10 on NES)

So using this reasoning, a cleric with 19 or 20 endurance would get 5-12


hit
points per level, (1-8)+4. You always get at least one hit point per
level,
but that's no excuse for starting with low endurance.
"Average" spell points are 3. So a sorcerer with 24 intelligence will get
3+6=9 points per level. And let's say a sorcerer is level 6 and has 18
intelligence. That gives him 6*(3+3) spell points, maximum. But if he
finds a
knowledge book and gains a level, that puts him at 20 intelligence and
level
7. The next time he rests, he'll jump to 7*(4+3)=49.
If you have been boosted to 30 intelligence before you rest, you'll get
credit for that 30 even if it is a temporary boost.
The only attribute potentially worth cranking way up is speed, because it
can
help you move first even against very fast monsters. The Winged Beast in
the
swamp is an example.
(NES) spellcasters always start with 10 Magic Points, which is nice, but
the
HP people start with is random. Apple/PC always gives the max for level
1.
(NES) speed does not affect armor class. It affects how well you can
avoid
blows, but I think armor class serves to lessen the damage.
7-1-2. WHERE (NOT) TO GO, EARLY ON
On the Apple, you may be able to sneak outside and pump your characters
up.
See 7-2-2 for more details on that. The trouble is that you can't really
pick
and choose your fights, and you'll wind up with a lot of too-tough ones,
or
you won't get any treasure from them. Many give you 25 experience and no
gold, leaving you to think "Woohoo, only 79 more to gain a level." Behind
doors is a good place to look, but then you might trip a trap. You may
have
to rest after every fight, but fortunately food's cheap in Sorpigal. You
can
even use gems to get out of Sorpigal that early on(3N1W of the town
gates) as
the towns themselves are relatively safe, and overland is free of combat.

On the NES you're restricted from going outdoors until everyone is


level 2,
and that is sensible. In fact I'd focus on just buying up stuff, keeping
my
party as healed as possible(don't pay the temples. Buy food and rest) and
hitting various favorite hangouts where monsters will always be. They're
generally E/S of the training area and behind doors. When you get
brave(or if
you get chain mail and good weapons) you may wish to try the Jail, which
has
four forced combats--one beyond the door, one beyond the secret NE wall,
and
one in each dead end in the area beyond. This isn't viable on the Apple,
which established the Jail as an anti-magic zone. The secret door is in
the
SW. A door at the end of the hall leads to another encounter. If things
dry
up, enter the inn and leave again, and they'll recharge. (You should be
saving your game anyway.)
When faced with a choice between a new level and a new item, buy the
new
item. It'll make getting experience easier, but getting a new level won't
make getting gold any easier. There are quests for getting lots of gold
anyway.
Don't explore the lower dungeon until you've got some items. It'll
start
you on your quest, but there are tougher monsters around. Just keep
beating
up simple enemies, healing, etc.
7-1-3. WHAT TO (TRY TO) BUY
Buy padded armor with the first money you make--it'll get passed down
to
your sorcerer. Then, a crossbow for your archer and/or robber should be
the
very first thing. You should try to make a rough armor class/cost
estimate.
Fifty gold pieces per AC point are pretty good, but don't buy items you
know
you'll be selling again quickly. Remember a lot of common items turn up
in
treasure, too.
7-2. EASY EARLY EXPERIENCE TRICKS
Note: there's actually a way to get free gold. It's more effective on the
Apple than the NES, because you can't sell the cursed items on the NES,
and
level 1 players can't leave the premises. But if you get sick of combat,
exit
Sorpigal, go 6S 6W S W 2S 2W 2N E 7N and you'll find some weird treasure
you
can sell for 30-80 gold(bag of garbage, rope and hooks, smelling salts.)
Oh,

and 2 gold for everyone, as well. It really does add up!


7-2-1. QUEST RELATED
Well, you can't complete a quest early on without getting through
fights,
but fortunately many of the fights are relatively painless. The first
quest,
where you take a scroll from below Sorpigal to Erliquin and then to Dusk,
can
be repeated. That's 500+1000=1500 experience per person, and 500 gold
too.
It's a bit slow, though, and you have a bunch of combats to work through.
But
it is relatively safe, and it is repeatable too, and if you work it
enough
you'll be able to buy that +1 Plate.
The other easy early quest is for Lord Hacker in Blackridge South, the
castle just north of Erliquin. To see him, you'll need the Merchants Pass
at
(5,7)--go west at Y=6 and then up one from the main path(2S E N from
Sorpigal.) For his first three quests, you just need to bring some pretty
cheap items from the supply stores: garlic, wolfsbane and belladonna. You
can
get the first two in Algary and the third in Erliquin, and there's a
portal
back to Sorpigal from Algary behind the training center, although walking
between the towns also works. There are road signs.
You get 6000 points for the items, which cost a grand total of 40 GP.
Unfortunately you can't reshuffle your party and do it twice, as the game
flags who's completed which quest.
7-2-2. FIGHT RELATED
On the NES you can pick and choose fights because fleeing almost always
works. But you don't need to, to start. Only Poltergeists necessarily
need to
be avoided--they have a few attacks--and Sprites aren't as nasty on the
NES
as they are on the Apple(curses.) The only disadvantage is that the
fights
you pick and choose aren't quite as lucrative on the NES than the Apple.
But
you can go to, say, the Sorpigal dungeon arena(NW area) and just
continually
pick fights there until you're out of food, and you should be safe.
Eventually there are 1000+ experience fights that can help you reach
the
magic point totals a bit quicker, but until then(level 6 or 7) you should
just take what you can get.
On the Apple, however, you have a whopper of a trick that can even work
on
the lower levels. Here's what to do:

1. Exit Sorpigal
2. Go to the row of trees on the NW. This is done by going S W 3N E N 7W
4S W
to the fountain and drinking. Now bump into the woods ahead. It'll say
"too
dense" and ask if you want to drink again. Without this you would only
get
one drink. Each drink randomly gives you 30 in one of your seven
statistics,
or your level. Bump into the woods 20 times and you should have everyone
leveled up. You can even check your party before bumping in, but if you
make
a move the fountain vanishes.
Another fountain is W 2S E from there. And there's a fight between the
two,
which even low rated characters can win. But eventually you'll be able to
mix
the statistical improvements with spells and potions to get really
powerful.
Note that this bonus only lasts one fight, so a random encounter may blow
things up. But you can fly out and back in easily enough.
7-3. LATER EXPERIENCE TRICKS
Experience improvements go hand-in-hand with attribute improvements, so
you
may want to refer to section 8-2-2-1 for ways to improve attributes.
Speed
especially is useful as it allows you to get the first strike in.
7-3-1. WITH ITEMS ON THE SIDE
Some monsters and monster groups are very good for giving up valuable
items. For the NES you may have to have your fighters use a few skill
potions
before tackling them, and your back-benchers may need Magic Herbs to cure
the
massive damage these monsters do. But it will be worth it. You generally
get
your money back with a heap of extra experience.
(For the Apple of course you can use the bump-into-the-fountain trick and
fly
where you need to go. But beware of the random monsters tacked on to the
encounters.)
These monster groups include:
--The Wyverns in C3, west of the road sign and north into the mountains.
You
can probably walk there. If you really want to test your skill, go 4N
after
the first wyvern fight, then 2W to fight an 8 headed hydra. You'll get a
Wyvern Eye. It's good to sell.

--The red dragon fight at A2. You'll want to fly to A2 and follow the
passage.
(One bonus of these previous two fights is, if you've solved the basilisk
cave, you can go to Lord Hacker with the Medusa's Head, Wyvern Eye and
Dragon's Tooth for 18K experience. If you haven't solved the cave but can
win
these, the cave will be easy pickings as long as you bring skill potions
for
each fight. Do so for your mages as well so that your lightning bolts
take
out the basilisks/medusas.)
Other much tougher fights include:
--The red dragon fight 1N1W of the A2 red dragon--fly to A2 and go WSW
and
follow the path.
--The dragons by the City of Gold structure in E4. Fly to Algary and go
along
the south shore. Then go east in E4. Their colors are random, so you
don't
know what you'll get, but it should be interesting.
--The dragon convention is a fun challenge.
--With your party hopped up, you can enter the Portal of Power at C4
(15,15)
to go to the basement of the City of Gold, try a fight, have a cleric
cast
surface, and come back for more later. This is the best way to get
special
items and fight weird monsters.
--The City of Gold, 1st level, is not bad to get to from Algary. Just
follow
the shoreline to the south and head to the center of the mountain
structure
but not to the dead ends. You have the stairs down to the 4th level from
behind the Silver Dragon fight, too. It's fun to go exploring there.
7-3-2. JUST PLAIN EXPERIENCE
These fights are good and you'll be convinced your party's very strong,
but
they can be time consuming. There's an easy way out, though--well,
relatively.
The big lazy man's fight, and I mean the BIG one, may be in the swamp in
E4.
A very unlikely place. But if you know the right way to go, things can
work
well. Its location is at (3,6). You can fly to E4 after visiting the
fountain
and go 12W 9S. Don't open the coffin, but open the crypt. Lich +
Mummies.
(NES): Beforehand, use a skill potion 4 times. Lich will cast an
ineffective
spell and your cleric will wipe out ALL the undead. You can sell the
unused

potion later. By the way, you can also exit E4 to the north and come back
to
recharge. It's quicker than flying around, but there is the matter of
having
enough skill potions. Speed potions don't seem to be as necessary as in
the
Apple, once you've gotten the bonus under Dusk.
(Apple): you get the first shot in. Cast Holy Word, and at level 30
you'll
wipe everything out. Liches cast disintegrate here, so you need to get
speed
potion as well, from Erliquin, if you don't want to use the C2 fountain
route. Note that you need to equip your speed potion and can't unequip
it.
But the insurance of not getting killed is worth it. Note that speed
potions
give you +5 speed and Liches have 20. Speed potions have three charges
each.
Do the math to see how many charges you need and how long you'll last.
Note that this nets approximately 7000 experience per fight. On the
Apple,
that means you need to do this "only" 150 times--at the very most--to get
everyone to level 13(~1000000). On the NES that's under 100(600000.)
But it gets better. Once you get your fighter/cleric/robber to level 13,
you
don't have to bring your robber! You only need your
Paladin/Archer/Sorcerer(Apple) or Cleric/Sorcerers(NES)--with maybe a
fighter
for backup. That means the experience will average 10000 or 15000. It's
not
the most scenic way to bump up your experience, but it's pretty surefooted.
Just save every 3-4 fights.
It's a cheat that takes less time to execute than learning hex editing!
Heypresto!
7-4. GOLD AND GEMS AND ITEMS
Well, there's always building your party up temporarily and fighting
dragons, but what if you're REALLY lazy? Fear not.
7-4-1. BENEATH ERLIQUIN
This one's almost too easy. All those chests of gold you couldn't touch
were tempting but once you know the password YICU2ME3 in the dungeon (4E
2N
of entry) you can ransack the rooms behind the doors. 26 treasures at 150
for
the party each.
7-4-2. DUSK ETHEREALIZE TRICK
For this you need to do several things:

A. preferably, get your characters to 30+ for a fight. Rest and use the
30+
cheat some more(less necessary on the NES)
B. Walk north as if going to Erliquin but don't turn when the path goes
west
C. Go west through the forest and win the fight
D. At the other end go N and 4E, drink, E, drink, 2E.
E. Fly to E-1.
F. Save at the Dusk inn.
G. Go to (15,14) in Dusk
H. Etherealize east and back west--or, if you're short on spell points,
cast surface. The point is that you get behind the defense of undead
monsters
and get to the Undead Amulet treasure with the 200 gems. This will get
you
lots of gold and gems. The amulet can be sold for 400. The only drawback
is
that your thief may not open the trap and your party may be killed off.
That's why you save.
7-4-3. DUSK DUNGEON ETHEREALIZE TRICK
Much like the above, getting the spells, except all you need to do now
is

A. from (15,0) cast etherealize south--this also gets you +2 accuracy


if
you don't have it
B. cast etherealize east/west/etc. Pray at the Shrine of Okzar to get
some
pretty slick items. Might not be any black boxes but it'll work well
enough.
8. QUEST-SPECIFIC WALKTHROUGH
8-1. VITAL TO THE GAME
Nothing about improving your characters here.
I.

FIVE TOWNS QUEST


A. Sorpigal (1,2) dungeon under, get scroll--from entrance go west,
north,
west.
B. Erliquin (3,4) behind inn, say "N" when asked to sign in, go forward
to
see Agar. +500 Exp.
C. Dusk (8,0) in maze, SWSSESSSS from the entry to the big maze(i.e.
when
the screen goes dark) gets you to Telgoran. +1000 Exp, +500 gold.
D. See Zam in Portsmith (12,2)--here the jump or teleport spells will
be
useful. If your characters are male be sure to rest or cast C2-1 after
passing through intersections. From the entry (1,15) you can go SSSSS
jump
SSSSSE rest EE jump EE jump ESSSENN.
(NES) On the NES version you probably can't teleport as your party isn't
strong enough, and only jump spells seem to work. The drains take 3/4 of
your

hit points and if you've got 1, your males aren't unconscious. They're
killed. On the Apple they just take 1/2 your hit points and then you
remain
unconscious.
E. See Zom in Algary (1,1) west from the inn, south through the
docks(X=3,)
to Y=0. Note there's a fight at (2,0) you can jump over. However, 3W N E
gets
you to Zom.
F. Go to C-1 (15,15) to find treasure including a ruby whistle. It
won't be
there unless you've gotten the twins' clues. +2000 gold.
(Apple) you'll need to make a whole new party to get the whistle if you
mess
things up here--and that includes having a full backpack
II. DIAMOND KEY
A. Go to B1(4,4) and answer "love" to get the bronze key.
B. Do it again to get the diamond key--fly out of the area and return.
From Erliquin you can go WSWWWSSSWWWSSW[secret door in
mountain]SSWSSSSESSWWNE. You can also approach from flying to B2.
ENNNNWNNNENNNW(secret door) SSWSSSSESSWWNE.
(NES) the order may be reversed here, and you may get the coral key
instead
of the bronze key. In which case part IV is not necessary.
III. GOLD KEY
A. Go to the Minotaur's stronghold in B3. From (15,8) go SSSSSWWWWSEEE
and
blow the whistle twice as previously instructed(the game will prompt you
to
blow the whistle 0-9 times, 1-6 on the NES.) NOTE: there will be some
encounters along the way. The forest is an anti-magic zone, so adjust
accordingly. If you're unsure, get clerics to bless your party before you
start.
B. In the Minotaur's Lair, go west(you faced easy as you descended) to
an
intersection, north(should be a fight here,) and west. Descend at (1,12).
Go
west and south through the door. There's a fight here.
(NES) You'll face 10-12 Deadly Spores here. Deadly Spores may explode. So
you
may want to rest beforehand to get your magicians in top shape. They'll
need
to cast fireball consistently on the back ranks. Cheating each one up
with a
skill potion beforehand might be wise, too.
C. Go to the grate facing east at (1,5). Follow the short spiral and
don't
desecrate the doggie. Search for the gold key and 10000 EXP.
IV. CORAL KEY
(NES) Maybe not necessary if you saw the princess twice
A. Go to the one-eyed gypsy at C2 (9,11) and learn each player's
sign(aura
on NES)
(Note: if you don't go at all, every answer you give will be wrong. So
I'd
check if I were you. I made the mistake of forgetting this and making a
save

state during questioning. Really.)


B. Fly to A4 and you will be at (14,14). Cast C3-8(NES: Float) and go
9W,
6S. WSEE(encounter in the mountain path)SWW will get you to a place where
you
are asked your signs/auras. You only have to get one right to be
teleported
to (4,2) where you can search and find the coral key. But anyone who's
wrong
is eradicated.
C. Just fly back if you have a Sorcerer left.
V.
KEY CARD
A. Fly to C4 where SESE gets you to (7,13). Cast Walk on Water if you
need
to. You can also teleport right in, but go 1S before casting 9S, to avoid
the
vicious fight with natives at (7,4). Behind the natives you'll have a
mountain with a secret passage and a coral slab behind that. If you have
the
Coral Key, it will in the slab, and you can enter the Volcano
God's(Giant's
on NES) dungeon. Cast S2-5(NES: FLOAT) to get by traps in this dungeon.
B. The virgin at (5,0) will tell you where to set the stabilization
dials
if you kiss her(release her, and the Volcano God fights you. He's
tough.)
C. (6,3) at stabilization dial 1, type B.
D. (8,3) at stabilization dial 2, type J.
E. You have many teleport squares to visit now. (7,8) north of the
dials is
most convenient.
F. Ask the Volcano God for a riddle(a clue first is OK too--it tells
you
about the Og quest. Then you can go out and come back in.) "Who was
brave
but failed?" GALA (remember the statues in Sorpigal!)
G. Search to get the key card. NOTE: in some cases you may get a blank
item for the key card on the Apple. If this happens, trade it to player
#6
and then have #6 trade items to himself. That'll establish spot A as the
spot
with the blankly-named item.
VI. Rescue King Alamar
A. Fly to A1. Enter Doom at (7,14) by the secret passage. The "quick
way"
is to fly to A1 and go north, etherealize, and follow the passage to the
north. It avoids automatic encounters on some squares, too.
(NES: you'll probably have to take the long way. Start at (15,7) and
follow
the passage SW. 3W S W 3S W 3S. Then 10W. An encounter at (0,0). Run if
you
must. But then from (0,0) 10N 3E 3N E 3S 5E and, well, it's a long
winding
path from here on out.)
B. Teleports are at (8,5) (6,6) and (7,10). Jump over them.
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6E 7N 6W 6S 3E(jump to the corner)
5N W jump-W W 4S jump-E E 3M 2W 2S E
Unlock door, visit Alamar

C. The gold door is at (7,7) and will repel you if you don't have the
gold
key. At (7,8) you "see" Alamar and get the Eye of Goros to confront the
false Alamar.
VII. Destroy false Alamar
A. Go to C1(5,7) and search to get Merchants Pass if you haven't
already.
It's not strictly necessary but is MUCH easier than going to Ranalou's
and
teleporting to Castle Alamar and etherealizing.
B. Go to A2(0,15) and say yes to Percella to get Kings Pass.
Etherealize is
viable, from A1 (1,0)--see your long trip to Doom, but turn away before
the
encounter at (0,0).
(NES) If you don't have Etherealize, cast FLY to A2. W S W(secret door)
and
follow the passage. When you fight the Red Dragons, have a mage cast
"run"
and it will put you back where you started. Retrace and at the end of the
passage, N through a secret door. N 3E 4N W 3S W 5N E N W and at (0,15)
Percella asks you if you won't help that menace.
C. Go to E3(9,2) to find "password for today" from Heratio Harper.
D. Go to E3(12,6) and give the password to the lion. NEE and you enter
the
castle. From there go east, unlocking doors, until you enter the throne
room. The false Alamar will automatically be revealed, but he will dump
you
in the Soul Maze.
VIII.Soul Maze
A. You don't even have to walk around here. The answer is in the orange
walls in the maze: "My name is SHELTEM"
IX. Astral Plane
A. Cast S7-1 to get there or go to the diamond door--E3(1,4) is an odd
square, with ice surrounding it. The door is one-way. Both the spell and
the
key send you to (7,0) on the astral plane. You'll have to do this several
times before part B, so you'll find a way to get there comfortably, just
before the game's over.
B. Visit the astral transporters(open the gates on the NES) in order.

Their coordinates are (4,6) (4,10) (7,14) (10,10) (10,6) and the Key Card
to
the Inner Sanctum is at (7,10). Don't be shy about etherealizing,
although
magic isn't available in the top half. Mapping will also do the trick
though
automapping(NES) is turned off.
1. 6N 2W N 4W S E S 2E (unlock) N for gate/transporter 1
2. 6N 2W N 4W N 5E N 5W N 2E N 2W N 3E S (unlock) S for #2
3a. etherealize S, unlock, S for #3--or
3b. N E S 7E 15N W S W N W S W N 4W (unlock) S
4. N 2E N 4E 4N 2W N W N 2E S E 2N 2W 2N E S E 2N 3W S (unlock) S for
#4
5. N E 8N E 6S 3E 2N W S W N (unlock) N for #5
6a. etherealize S, 2W S E 4S E 2N E 2S (key card) 3S W
...well, not quite, for the NES. On the NES you need to S, rest(you see
the
way through the barrier in a dream) and move on from there. Geez.
If everyone's level 13, then you should get a 500K bonus(for #1 player
only
on NES.)
X.
Finale
A. Go to B1(4,15) for a message. Congratulations, you've won!
8-2. SIDE STUFF
There are many side dungeons that fall outside the scope of a
straightforward walkthrough. My scripts file should take care of many of
them. I've listed below the ways to win the quests and what happens, as
well
as how to take care of things expediently.
8-2-1. OG
Og's quest is one of the most inexplicable and incomprehensible I've
ever seen. However, I got a sense of accomplishment when I finally
figured out why you were able to solve it, so here it is. You need to
find the white and black idols. When you do, and you visit Og, he says
"Queen to Queen's Level 4." Your reply should be "Queen to King's Level
1."
A. The Black Idol is at (0,15) in the Wizard's Lair level 1 B1
(13,5)--the
best bet is to teleport there. Although the Okrim's Ring quest for Lord
Hacker describes the walkthrough.
B. The White Idol is at (0,15) in the City of Gold level 4 E4 (10,5)
C. C3 (8,0) says the first part is female--the only female chess
piece is the QUEEN.
D. Volcano God's dungeon (0,5) says the second part is the most
valuable--the KING, the object of the game.
E. Dragadune level 2 E1 (12,12) at 20 feet below (9,13) says that the
last part is the first--1.
F. You must respond in kind. Slip the words "to" and "level" in to
solve the quest.
8-2-2. THE "WORTHY" QUEST

At various locations in the game, there are landmarks that increase one
of
each of your attributes. The "to those who are worthy" is a red herring
the
first time, but the neat thing is, if you complete a side quest and
return,
your stats will improve again.
Getting worthy is a bit of a nuisance as 1)it's way down in Dragadune's
4th
level and 2)the tones come out randomly. See section 8-2-2-2 for how to
recharge but read below for how to find everything.
This is not to be confused with the "worthy" quest of the giant in E1.
That
requires you to release/taunt all the prisoners in the six castles. See
8-2-6
for that. "Worthy" isn't worthwhile, though.
8-2-2-1. RAISING ATTRIBUTES
Some locations are easier to find than others. I'll list attributes in
the
order I looked for them. You get +2 on the Apple and +4 on the NES. Note
that
you can use teleports to get to all of these as well, but walking through
allows you to get to them much earlier.
SPEED: this is in the Dusk underground. You'll have one encounter to go
through, but you'll also need to cast levitation. The stairs to the
dungeon
are in the SE of Dusk. After entering, go north and then west. When over
a
pit go north and then go west a square after tripping the next pit. Go
through the door to the south. Run or defeat your opponents. In the room
behind, there's a speed bonus.
AGILITY: this is also in Dusk underground, but you'll need clerics to
bless
you so you can avoid Psychic Blast as well as the pits, and it requires a
good deal more maneuvering. You see, stalactites may drop from the
ceiling
and hit you. On the NES you can keep running from encounters to exhaust
your
opponents, but the Apple's a different story.
Going by the traps, north and west from the start to the first pit, then
north to the second. 2N 4W jump W 2N 2E 3N and now jump four times, E N
for
the flame of Accuracy, and retrace, or cast surface if you've got that.
On
the NES you can go S 2W and flee.
ENDURANCE: This is a tricky one logistically and you may need luck
avoiding
encounters, but if you can do it early, great. Be sure you're at least
level

3 so you can cast jump. Fly to B1 and go south. At the fork, go west.
Follow
te passage. Soon there'll be a dead end ahead but a fork before that.
Jump
over the fork to avoid the encounter and get the endurance.
INTELLIGENCE: there are two places for this. One is directly north of
Algary
and also directly north of where you fly to in D3. The dungeon is made up
of
a 4x4 of rooms. Seven have polyhedra with numbers set, and you need to
adjust
the other nine. It's a magic square problem (all diagonals and rows add
up to
the same) but it actually has two solutions and the second doesn't work.
The polyhedra are at (2 6 10 14, 2 6 10 14) and should be arranged as
follows:
16 3 2 13
5 10 11 8
9 6 7 12
4 15 14 1
The following is mathematically valid but the game doesn't accept it:
16 1 4 13
7 10 11 6
9 8 5 12
2 15 14 3
The doors to each polyhedron are locked and it's a bit of a nuisance, but
it's cool how an intelligence test for you, the player, gives your party
an
intelligence bonus!
For intelligence and personality above-ground, you need to jump through
hoops
to get the map of the desert. You could stumble around and randomly hope
to
land on the oases where they're located, but teleportation is out. Lord
Kilburn isn't easy to find.There are a lot of monsters guarding his
hideout,
and if you flee you're kicked quite far away from him. Even jumping is
out of
the question as the monsters are around tight bends. But he is at C3
(6,14)
and the best way to get there is to walk from Sorpigal south. Go west at
Y=11(4S after "leaving area/please wait." Turn north at the encounter, N
W
2N(enc) 2W S W S(enc) E S(enc) S(enc) E 3N. He'll give the map to you for
free.
PERSONALITY: this is in D2 but it's actually safer to approach from the
desert. Fly to F1, go 9E and head south. Circle around to the south of
the
mountain range in D2 and at the center you'll see the Pool of Wisdom.

INTELLIGENCE: Fly to E2 for more tiptoeing around the desert. 5N 2W S 6W


and
cast locate to make sure X=3 before going north. This is important as
teleports are all around. Be friendly to the aliens for a clue, and go
behind
them to get your intelligence boost from the strange device.
LUCK: Castle Dragadune holds the clover. Outside Dusk, go 3E S 2W S 3E 5N
W
2S to get to Dragadune. 8S and, when the bones crunch, go 5W. Another
secret
door. 3S 2E 4S W 3N 3W 3S 2E 2N W S.
MIGHT: This pool beneath Portsmouth is the toughest. First, males will
get
drained at the intersection guarding the stairs down unless you can
teleport.
Then you need the bronze key(see necessary quests.) Then it requires some
serious dancing around. Let's see what to do.
2N (bronze door) unlock it N N 4W 2N 2W 2N 5E unlock-E E 2N E 5N(more
doors)
and encounter at (8,15) before 8W 3S and the pool of might.
8-2-2-2. RECHARGING
You should be able to get to Dragadune from Dusk. 3E S 2W 2S 3E 6N W 2S.
Level 1 of Dragadune: W through the secret wall, 7S 6W N 3E 2N E S
Level 2 of Dragadune: S E 2N 4W 2S W S 6E 8S 9E 15N 8W
Level 3 of Dragadune: 7W 15S 15E 15N 7W
Level 4 of Dragadune: Here you need to find the Clerics first. They are
at
(12,0) W 11S 5E 4S from the entry and will give you a quest to find the
three
tones. Here's where it gets nasty; the tones come in at random. There are
three locations to strike a gong at: (8,0) (15,8) and (0,8). You need to
hear
the mellow tone, the loud tone and the sharp tone. Each time you strike
the
gong you are teleported, and there's a 1/4 chance you won't hear any tone
at
all. The nasty thing about teleports is that they can drop you into some
fixed combat squares, so be prepared to cast an escape spell.
There are a lot of teleport squares but your best bet is Etherealize
since
the teleport spell doesn't work. There are barriers guarding every room
with
a gong, so you'll want to etherealize
] South at 8,2
] West at 2,8
] East at 13,8
Then go back to the clerics. They'll deem you of advancement.

Note the top 3 rows or so have secret doors at Y=14 leading to the center
corridor where you descended.
If you double-dip, be sure to un-equip items that artificially raise your
statistics beforehand. The computer seems not to give help if an
attribute is
30+.
8-2-3. BLACKRIDGE SOUTH/LORD HACKER
Experience gained=1,2,4,6,8,10k(dead people get this too)
Basically finding items. The first three you can buy, the last you must
quest
for. Many of these are good experience builders on their own so why not
pick
a cheap free bonus up? However, quest 7 is very taxing so you may just
wish
to go with the pleasanter 1-6 and give up.
If you come back after completing quest 7 you are thrown into the
Pit(Dragadune level 4) and you lose all possessions.
1. Bring Garlic (Sorpigal or Algary, 10)
2. Bring Wolfsbane (Algary, 25)
3. Bring Belladonna (Erliquin, 50)
4. Bring Medusa's Head (B2 8-4, beyond the Caryatid guards at C2 0,2 and
W S
2W S 3W 3N W N, then cast levitate, 4N 4E 6N and use skill potions before
fights 1E, then 2E 5S W, then W, S, and finally 2E and S is the big fight
where you get the Medusa's head. You want to pack these guys off quickly
since they can breathe you to stone. Use whatever spells you need as
well.)
5. Bring Wyvern's Eye (again, skill potions for each fight, bring 2 for
each
person and use 3 at a time.) From Sorpigal 2S E 22S 4W S 3W N (run)
return
E/S/W/S/E and N 2E (1st fight) N 2E 4N (2nd) and 2W (3rd, with a hydra
thrown
in.)
6. Bring Dragon's Tooth (B2 11,4) W 2S W 2S 2W
7. Bring Okrim's Ring (B1 13,5 is behind Erliquin where you need the
password
to get through the dungeon. The dungeon stairs are at (15,7) and then you
need to go 4E and 2N and type YICU2ME3 after which 2S 3W S W teleports
you to
the other side. W 2S E and up.
N W N E N E and enter. You can teleport/etherealize to (12,12) and you'll
probably have to be high enough level to do so in order to beat Okrim.
But if
you want to play straight-up, 7E(combat) E 2S 10W 6N descend.
On level 2 you're kicked to (15,6) and now you need to tread carefully to
avoid teleports unless you want to do it yourself. The quick way is to
teleport 8N to get to the stairs back up. But...

N 4W S encounter 5W S E S (jump West) 2N encounter W N W S W N W 3S E N E


2S
3W (jump N) 4n (jump N just past intersection) 4N 7E (jump E) 6E S go up
Now you're back in the upper half of level 1. At (14, 15). OK, think of
Okrim's as 1 being the right half and 2 the left. 3S to fight with
Dinobeetles(Magic Sword if you have it) S 4E 2N 8E fight Okrim. Everyone
casts dancing sword here but maybe you can hack the wizards to pieces
with
skill potion-enhanced fighters before they do too much damage. If you win
Okrim offers you his ring in exchange for a life. One character is
eradicated
+ loses 1 endurance+gains 10 years once you resurrect.
Note that after winning against Okrim you can go 3S and loop around to
get an
Idol. Could've just teleported and saved the trouble though.
8-2-4. BLACKRIDGE NORTH/LORD INSPECTRON
Here you have a lot of places to find. Most are rather fun. The
instructions
on how to get somewhere shouldn't be hard. For most of this you can just
teleport around but I'll give the run-through anyway. You can complete
the
quests before you're asked to, too.
Experience gained=1,2,4,6,8,10k
1. Find the Ancient Ruins: see the Lord Hacker quest #7 for how to enter.
Fly
to leave.
2. Blythe's Peak is at b3 9,6 and from Portsmouth go N 7E 4N 2W N W S W S
E S
E N E.
3. The desert traders are easy to find once you have the map. Fly to d1
and N
8E 6N 2E 2S. Make sure you don't have anything important in player 1's
first
slot and that you keep the cactus in slot 1 when you return to Lord
Inspectron.
4. Okzar's shrine under Dusk is easy to get to if your party is protected
by
the clerics there. Be sure everyone's alignment is correct as well, as
you'll
get a nice item bonus. The dungeon stairs are 1W of the SE corner. 4N 8W
5N
3W (watch the stalactite shower--heal after) 2N W 4N, encounter, 2W and
pray.
5. The Fabulous Fabled Fountain of Dragadune is, from the entrance, 5S 5E
3N
2E 2N W.
6. The Riddle of the Ruby is in the warriors' stronghold B2(9,9)--see
Ironfist's quest 1. Again you don't have to explore much--just go 10N 1W.
There'll be a few gargoyles before that, but big deal. Answer "Crystal."
The
Crystal Key opens a door in the City of Gold.

7. The Minotaur's is covered in the major quests, so I will take it up


from
being at the second level. You can teleport, but to play fair, at (1,5)
instead of going east, go south. Follow the passage and step past the
door.
The ground will shift beneath your feet. If you're using an emulator you
may
want to slow things down. Turn left to stop it, then go forward or
backward.
When you see a wall 1 space in front of you, turn right. Now you can
start
walking. If you make a mistake it's back to the rotation at the
beginning.
2N E 2N W N W 2N E N E N and you can fight the minotaur.
Bring as many dancing swords as you want. You might need them. The Grey
Minotaur is a real nuisance but the other Minotaurs tend to advance after
he
does, kicking him to the back. Cast town portal to leave as if you
surface,
you'll need combats to get out of the forest.
8-2-5. WHITE WOLF/LORD IRONFIST
White Wolf is north then east of Portsmouth, off to the side. You can
complete these quests as many times as you like, but they're tricky,
especially #3, so this is the least likely of the quest series. These
aren't
terribly critical, but some of them tie in to stuff you'll do anyway, so
if
you're in the area you might as well pick up the experience. For finding
Lord
Kilburn, your leader needs to have the Map of the Desert readied. You can
complete the quests before you're asked to, too. That saves time.
Experience gained=1,2,4,6,8,10k
1. Find the stronghold in the Raven's Wood. (from B2 15,2 you can go W N
2W
2N 2W N 2E N W N W N W. Then fly back out.)
2. Find Lord Kilburn C3 6,14--he's hidden away. Go south from Sorpigal 2S
E S
and at Y=12 go west, N at the encounter, W 2N 2W S W S E 2S E 3N. On the
Nintendo you can run away from the fights guarding him. But it is
trickier on
the Apple--gotta slug through.
3. Find the Secret of Portsmouth--this one is tricky as Portsmouth drains
males, but if you have a female cleric you may be able to get away with
fleeing quickly. You could do worse than load up on speed potions and
have
your cleric cast escape. You can't use the fountain trick unless you have
teleport abilities because ther's an encounter before and you'll get
drained
just walking around. The queen is at (11,8). Find her by going 3E jump 2E
5S
2E 4N(heal up beforehand,) or teleport from the inn: 8E 4S.

4. Find the Pirates' Secret Cove A2 (2,4)--nothing's there but you can
fly to
A2, W 2S W 2S W S 10W N W N E search. You can also 12W 3N 2E.
5. Find shipwreck of Jolly Raven, which is in a hidden cove at C4 (8,13).
You'll need walk on water or teleport. You can follow the shoreline from
Algary west and when you are next to a mountain, S W N. Just search.
6. Defeat Pirate Ghost Ship Anarchist B4 (7,10) but it moves around. Walk
on
Water and skill potions and maybe the C2 fountains. Get Power Shield too
(M74) as this is a big melee fight. You can't cast Turn Undead
7. Defeating the stronghold is actually not as bad as it sounds though
you
may wish to give up your gold at Dragadune before this--Lord Archer takes
all
your gold. You've been there for quest #1. Now go 4N E(secret door) 4S
and
down. There's another secret door S 8W 4N 3E (encounter, tough) 10E jumpE
and push the button to stop the conveyor. W 3S and surrender your gold.
Trust
me when I say Lord Archer and the Master Archers are very tough to beat.
8-2-6. PRISONERS
To recharge you must visit prisoners in all six castles. I generally just
release them, but whatever you do, visit the giant with the scales in E1
to
grade your performance with respect to your alignment. The experience is
chicken feed compared to the work you need to do.
Now visit the giant. From Dusk, 2E 2N W S 2W S 2W 2N 3E and have everyone
step on.
CASTLE WOLF: N&E of Portsmouth, follow the spiral to the castle and then,
2E
of the door to the spiral, go S through a secret door and circle around.
A
demon is there.
BLACKRIDGE SOUTH: 3E 5S 8E 2S E N E to see a mysterious cloaked figure.
BLACKRIDGE NORTH: 3S 5E 9S 2E 2S W N W to see a man in shackles.
DRAGADUNE: 8S 6E 3S 2W 4S E 3N 3E 3S 2W 2N E S. Mutant.
DOOM: this is tricky because of all the forced encounters. 3N 4W 12N 3W
2S 2E
N W, a small child.
ALAMAR: The maid is in the SE tower. Circle around clockwise to get there
and
jump over potential encounters--one in every square in he spiral.
DRAGADUNE BASEMENT: The Clerics of the South want you to hear three
tones,

which come randomly from the three gongs at (0,8) (15,8) and (9,0)--it's
a
real mess.
8-2-7. WHEEL OF LUCK
There are four monsters to fight to get to the Wheel of Luck. Skill
Potions
are an option for these fights, which do not appear again until you respin
the Wheel.
1. Dark Rider + Warriors A1 (12,5): fly there, 3W S W 3S W 3S W 3N 4W S
2. Great Sea Shark + Sharks A3 (7,9) is just off the Wheel of Luck's
island
but you can also fly to A3 and 3W 5S cast walk/water S 5W
3. Scorpion + Giant Scorpions D1 (10,5) is N 5E 4S 5E after flying to D1.
Once you flush the Scorpion this is rather easy. Amusing that the regular
scorpion's so much stronger than the giant ones.
4. Winged Beast + Celestial stags D4 (9,9) 2E 2N of Algary. Turn down the
offer to fly to safety. The Beast will take one player down and probably
paralyze them if the monsters have the advantage. But the fountain and
skill
potions should do the trick to win this.
To get to the wheeel of luck, fly to A3 and 3W cast walk/water 12S 5W S
5W N
4E N 3W 2N.
The more beasts you fight, the better the Wheel does for you.
If you win one fight, you get 4000 experience or 1000 gold or 30 gems, or
nothing. The stakes double for each subsequent fight won i.e.
4000/1000/30
8000/2000/60
16000/4000/120
32000/8000/240
8-2-8. MISCELLANEOUS FUN
Climbing all the trees in Guire's Grove is fun, off in D3. There are
trees
on both sides of the mountain. Your best bet is to get the item once you
win,
as there are other ways to get gold and gems.
You can get a Bronze Key in the C2 wizard's lair although it's a bit
tougher than just answering a riddle.
More implausible stuff is detailed in my scripts, i.e. where to
actually
find all the silver/gold messages this walkthrough glosses over(1 silver
per
castle, 2 gold in Dragadune/Okrim's/Minotaur's/Raven's and one in City of
Gold) and how to decipher them(interleaves in Doom.)
9. PULLING IT TOGETHER

This is a quick and dirty walkthrough to plow through MM1. You'll miss a
lot.
But it's kind of fun. See section 3-4 for what items to get for your
party
and 7-1 for how to create a party. Separating by platform would mean a
lot of
duplication here so I'll just note where you don't have to do things.
**** APPLE QUICKSTART ****
Start your party by going out of doors to find the cash outside
Sorpigal(6S
6W S W 2S 2W 2N E 7N) as in section 7-2 and do this several times, buying
basic decent armor and weapons, crossbows for archer and robber and maybe
even chain&ring if you're patient enough(it's much easier than fighting,
trust me.) Then use the fountains to boost attributes and fight the
monsters
in the forest square next to them. This is detailed in section 7-2-2. S W
3N
E N 7W 4S W from Sorpigal. Do this until you feel competent fighting.
**** APPLE QUICKSTART ****
**** NES QUICKSTART ****
You should just be able to fight a couple of monsters and rest up. The
jail's
a good place for testing yourself. You can't do any of the Apple
quickstart
stuff above until you get to level 2, and then the fountains don't work
and
the treasure might not be worth it. On the bright side, your characters
start
out with experience.
**** NES QUICKSTART ****
Now go to C1. Head 2S E 14N 6W N from Sorpigal. Search the merchant wagon
for
the merchants pass. Return to Sorpigal, make sure you have 100 gold, and
find
the leprechaun hidden in the wall(4N W from the exit) and go to
Algary(3).
Buy Garlic and Wolfsbane from the store there. You can walk back home or
take
the portal (4W 4S e 4S E from the inn.) It will land you in the Sorpigal
jail, though.
Find the leprechaun and go to Erliquin(5) and buy Belladonna at the shop.
Exit Erliquin and head to Blackridge South. Accept the first three quests
for
an easy 6000 experience. You can train in Erliquin and even visit the
dungeon
below, using the password YICU2ME3 to pick up gold in the big rooms.
Don't
try to unlock anything else, although you can keep going up/down/u to
rake in
the gold.
This'll make you easily strong enough to walk back to Sorpigal although
you

may not get in a


Sorpigal dungeon
twice to avoid 2
jump
2x and walk back

fight anyway. Solve the town quests now, going to the


4N 4E 5S 3E 2S W D. Then 5W 2N 2W and you can jump west
of the 3 remaining fights. 2W, accept the quest, 2E and
out.

Take the leprechaun to Erliquin and go to the inn. Don't sign in but bust
through the wall behind. Yay, experience. Go to Sorpigal now. You can
just
walk along the north passage and head east at the ice block and follow
that
path. When you return, go to Dusk(4) and see Telgoran for even more
experience and gold to blow at the magic weapon shop in Dusk. Get blessed
at
the temple, go down to Dusk's dungeon, and teleport back to Sorpigal 4N
3W 3N
4E 7S,
Take the portal to Algary and 11W 13S jump-W W N E to get one astral
brother.
Go back to Sorpigal and use the Leprechaun to Portsmith(2) and save the
game
because male characters get drained. 2W 2S jump 5S 3E jump 2E jump E 3S E
2N
W and retrace. You must see these brothers to open up the treasure in
C1--2S
E 20N E 2N 3E gets you the Ruby Whistle. And more gold to go to Dusk
with.
Now build up your party. You should be close to 16000 experience, when
your
characters can fly to different zones. There aren't any good fights you
can
walk to although you can build up characters at the fountain, take the
portal
in Sorpigal to Algary, go to the swamp and decline the Winged Beast's
invitation(2E 2N) and fight Paul Pead a few times.
Once you fly everything is easier. You can fly to A2 after drinking at
the C2
fountains--follow the path to fight the dragon. Or see section 7-3-2 on
the
undead fight as well. You can also fight the Wyverns in C3. For Wyverns
you'll need skill potion since they're buffered by an encounter
beforehand,
so no fights with all 30 attributes.
Once your characters are level 7 or so you can move on pretty safely.
This
allows you to cast the surface spell and also the escape combat spell.
See
about building up your stats(8-2-2) and now you're ready to go for the
Gold
Key in the Minotaur's Lair.
To get there cut across the water 1N 7E 3S E N 3E. (You can also get out

quickly that way too.) In the lair, 4W 4N 3W D. W 5S heal/skill potion


and S
to beat the Deadly Spores. S E 3E 2S W N E and don't desecrate the
doggie.
Search. You can cast surface now though you may want to rest first.
There's
one more combat before leaving the wood.
Now you can either build your characters up before or after. I recommend
a
few fights where you get items, because one item can improve your party
more
than a level could(i.e. +3 Plate Mail or an Archers' Bow.) Items are much
more important on the Apple than the NES however. I recommend at least
level
11 for your sorcerer although you may want to gore the ox and get to
level 13
right now.
See the princess twice(8-1 Pt II) and then I'll refer you to parts III-VI
for
what to do next.
The next part is tricky because you need to either pass 8 Red Dragons or
use
Etherealize.
If you choose to use Etherealize, just beat up the Undead monsters in E4
a
few times to get to level 11 as you need.
You can head 4W S W 44S W 3S 9W and cast etherealize S and go W. Or you
can
get blessed at the temple, drink from fountains, fly to A2, W S 2W 2S
load up
on skill potions, and bash the red dragons' heads in. Then S 4W N 3W 2N
3W 2N
2E 4N W 3S W 5N E N W to get the pass. Fly back to C2 and save up.
Now fly to E3 and at (9,2) get Heratio Harper's password. 4E 3N and give
it
to the lion and N 2E to Alamar's. Just bust east and you'll expose the
false
Alamar and go to the Soul Maze. Then type "Sheltem" right away.
Maybe you still have some character buildup to do. Make sure everyone's
level
13. You can use a small shortcut if fighting the undeads at E4(3,6).
**APPLE: get rid of the knight, robber and cleric once they're at level
13.
Your 3 remaining can win the fight easily. Your paladin can cast turn
undead.
Double the experience for those that need it.
**NES: get rid of your two fighters and robber for the mummy/lich fight
once

they've reached level 13, and everyone's experience will double. Your
sorcerers can fly you around a bunch.
The Astral Plane is the last hurdle and you can just cast 7-1 or use the
Diamond Key at E3 (1,4) for that. Read section IX of 8-1. Remember: rest
when
you hit the barrier in the NES version!
10. MISCELLANY
10-1. APPLE VS NES VS PC
The NES had some language discrepancies, as it refers to VARN as "BARN,"
replaces minotaur dung with squishy slime, and refers to the Volcano God
as
the Volcano Giant. You can also blow your ruby whistle 1-6 times instead
of
0-9 on the Apple.
Healing's much cheaper in the NES version, from 10-25 vs 25-100. And
different ailments are the same as just regular healing on the NES!
NES mentions an aura and not a sign(i.e. yellow vs. yellow limra.)
NES mentions the second part of Og's Riddle outright(King's Level 1.)
NES also mentiones "JON VAN CANEGHEN" as the original author, but it's
van
CanegheM. Oops.
Lara is "voluptuous" on the Apple but "beautiful" on the NES. This messes
up
Trivia Island.
Another NES typo: "+2 personality" at the clerics' oasis actually gives
everyone +4 personality.
10-2. BUGS
--If you get in combat and teleport/jump/flee you can still search for
treasure.
--The game never tells you if backpacks are full, but you can drop items
and
re-search.(Apple)
--Steal from Erliquin with a level 7+ cleric in your party. Cast
"surface"
and re-enter. The guards will forget you stole! (The Apple doesn't allow
the
Surface spell.) The only problem with this cheat is that by the time
you're
good enough to use it, it's not worth it any more!
10-3. WEIRD CHEATS
If you've got the Map of the Desert, you can buy cheap items and trade
them
for cacti to make a profit in D1. But you probably won't need to. And you
might trade away something you really need, anyway.
If worst comes to worst on the Apple and you run out of food, you can
just

create a new party and have them trade their food off. You won't get paid
for
it, but you will just not have to pay for new food. You can even go
scavenging--see C2(2,10).
But it shouldn't. Even if you have one gold piece left, you can execute
this
following cheat on the Apple.
1. create a character G
2. back up your B-disk. Call the original B1 and the backup B2.
3. Pool all your gold to one character. Have him(A), along with G, leave
Sorpigal on B1, but remove the rest of your party.
4. When in Sorpigal, switch B1 and B2. Pool your gold to G and Enter the
inn
to save to B2.
5. Remove A and exit to Sorpigal. Remove B2 and insert B1.
6. Go to the inn to save to B1.
Now all characters are preserved except G. G has the gold A pooled to
him.
But so does A, still, according to B1! Pool A and G's gold to A and
repeat
steps 3-6 until you've got all the gold you want.
Visit Dragadune if you'd like but remember to have some gold left over to
gain levels. This works on emulators and in fact is much easier because
you
don't have a lot to fiddle with physically.
"Disk swapping, it's not as sleazy as wife swapping!"
10-4. BYTE EDITING
On the
c070
c0f0
c170
c1f0
c270
c2f0

Apple, using AppleWin save states


= character 1
= character 2
= character 3
= character 4
= character 5
= character 6

Then add that to the offset below. Note that


Actual = first byte
Temporary = second byte(i.e. if you found the 30-attribute fountain)
0-f=name
10=gender
11/12=alignment 1-2-3=good/neutral/evil
13=race human/elf/dwarf/gnome/half-orc(1-5)
14=class
15-16=int
17-18=might
19-1a=personality
1b-1c=endurance
1d-1e=speed
1f-20=accuracy

21-22=luck
23-24=level
25=age
26=health(?)
27-2a=experience
2b-2c=current sp
2d-2e=max sp
2f-30=spell level
31-32=gems
33-34=cur hp
35-36=cur max hp(lower if poisoned)
37-38=max hp
39-3b=gold
3c=armor class from items
3d=armor class
3e=food
3f=??--high byte of food, unused?
40-45=equipped items
46-4b=items in backpack
4c-51=charges of equipped items
52-57=charges of backpack items
58-59=magic resistance
5a-5b=fire resistance
5c-5d=cold resistance
5e-5f=electricity resistance
60-61=acid resistance
62-63=fear resistance
64-65=poison resistance
66-67=sleep resistance
Beyond this may be flags for specific quests that I don't really want to
tinker with or speculate on.
End of FAQ proper
================================
11. VERSIONS
1.0.1 11/25/2005 added some new stuff including a gold cheat and byte
editing
1.0.0 11/14/2005(whew, long time no FAQ) adding NES version and
completing
other details
0.6.1 10/14/2000 added rudimentary FAQ info including brief quick
walkthrough.
0.6.0 released 10/10/2000 completed item info and also has more detailed
monster info. Spell info is also included. This should pave the way
for a full-blown FAQ.
0.4.0 released 6/14/2000 has complete item info. minus some
miscellaneous ones.
Monster names have been extracted, but I haven't decoded the bytes yet.
12. CREDITS
New World Computing(now 3DO) for making the "original" Might & Magic
mirror.apple.asimov.net--for the original!
project64.c64.org for the FULL Might and Magic I manual, from which I

extracted the spells. This was a big help and I am grateful to them!
Whoever sold me the M&M collection on eBay
Jennifer King, e-mail unknown, whose walkthrough that I saw on
Gamefaqs.com
made this much easier.
CJayC for having GameFAQs and offering an NES bounty
For all the people I've gotten to know since this guide came out. There
are
too many to list off the top of my head. Sashanan for being a fellow M&M
enthusiast, Stephen Lee for enjoying M&M -and- byte editing/analysis,
AdamL
for his support when this guide wasn't touched up(but still apparently
worked,) bloomer, Retro, falsehead, Snow Dragon, Masters and *who knows*
who
else.
Brian Sulpher and Lisanne for putting up with me going on the side bounty
project(this game) to put off FAQs I co-authored with them.
Finally, for nostalgia's sake, Aric Jacover and Josh Clayton, fellow
sufferers who thought this game would be awesome and who got stuck, too.
I
still remember Josh's frantic phone call after I showed him the gold
duplication trick. "My characters are dying when I rest!" But only his
knight, cleric and robber...
After 5 minutes we remembered they'd gained a year with each level. So
half
his party was about 120 years old. OOPS! Happily by then his cleric could
cast a FEW rejuvenation spells.
PS Aric, if you ever read this, which I doubt, Deathlord was a MUCH
better
game. The one you made fun of? The one you didn't say I had to have? :)

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