GATEWAY TO THE SAVAGE FRONTIER WALK THROUGH:  By Ken Hart

Walk Through Structure:
I have written this walk through with the speed of game completion in mind.  
Each section will lead you to the key items (Statuettes, magical items, and non-
player characters).  However, after you get the key items in each section, save 
the game and wander around.  Look for trouble, get into fights to develop your 
characters.  For those of us who have played AD&D for a while, we know that weak 
characters get beat up easily.  Even some mediocre monster can wander by, eat 
your lunch, and then have your entire party for after dinner mints.  

Bug Reports:
Any bugs found in the game will be reported when and where they are found.  
There very few.

Map Coordinates:
Through out this walk through, you will find coordinate markers shown as (10,2).  
These markers are for ease of navigation through difficult parts of the game.  
Your current position is shown on the right center of the movement screen.

Object of the Game:
Recover the 4 Statuettes from various persons and cities around the world of the 
Savage Frontier.  Then face Vaalgamon and his minions in a combat arena that 
seems to have no end or exit.

Starting the Game:
You can use the pre-generated characters that come with the game or create your 
own. I always create my own characters and I have had great success with a Human 
Fighter, Human Paladin, Human Cleric, Dwarven Fighter, and 2 Human Mages.  Why 
these characters?  The Human Fighter, Human Paladin, and the Dwarven Fighter 
constitute the front line of the party.  The humans and dwarves can use any 
weapon and armor in the game, but the Dwarf get a +2 hit factor if they are 
equipped with an axe of any kind.  The Paladin is an excellent fighter and 1 
time per day medic.  By HEALing an injured character, even during battle, the 
injured character recovers some hit points.  The Cleric is the party's medic as 
he can cast healing spells during battle and is the (encamp) healer.  The magi 
use magic to hit attacking characters from a distance.  One of the magi could be 
a Mixed Class Mage/Thief, but I found that level advancement for mixed class 
characters is slow and a thief is not really necessary in this game unless you 
wish to use his back stab ability which can be deadly.

TIP:  Don't depend on the roll (of the dice) to get high attributes for your 
characters.  After generating your own characters with first roll attributes, 
manually change the attributes to their highest level (usually 18).  Bring the 
hit points to their highest level as well.  It gives your characters 
survivability.  After your characters have entered the game and gained 
experience, you can't change the attributes.  If you wish to be challenged, 
either leave the characters as you roll them or increase the game play level.  
You start as Veteran  in the game play level which is the middle of the range.  
The higher levels seem to increase the number of missed hits.  I once increased 
the level to Champion Level and put all my characters on quick (automatic 
operation).  One combat took 5 long, boring minutes, listening to the swish of a 
miss instead of the clank of a hit.

TIP:  When generating your own characters, the following tip can get gold, 
weapons and armor without spending any money of your own in the weapons shop.  
Generate 3 characters and bring them into the game then bring in 3 of the pre-
generated characters.  Have the pre-generated characters trade their weapons and 
gold to your characters, then DROP the pre-generated characters.  Load the last 
3 pre-generated characters and do it again.  Equip your characters with the new 
items and sell what can't be used and use the gold to train characters later in 
the game.  

BUG REPORT:  This is a happy bug.  When you drop characters, they generally 
disappear forever from the character load screen.  In the version that I am 
playing (from the Collectors Edition CD), when the last pre-generated character 
has been dropped, he doesn't disappear.  He reappears back on the character load 
screen, fully loaded with equipment and gold.  Reload him, trade items and gold, 
drop him, and when he reappears, do it again until you think you have sufficient 
gold and items to sell and use.

Fighting Strategies (General):
Keep an eye on your front line characters during combat.  If you see a character 
getting low on hit points, use the Paladin to HEAL a wounded character if he is 
close enough to lay his hands on him, or the Cleric to cast a healing spell on 
the injured person during combat.  Fatigue, loss of blood, shock, etc. are not 
factors in this game.  ALL characters (friendly and enemy) hit just as hard with 
1 hit point as with 100 hit points.   Many times I have walked away from a 
battle with just 1 hit point.

If you are facing magic users of any kind, hit them with spells (Magic Missile 
is best early in the game because they are immediate use and guaranteed to hit) 
and arrows (if available).  Later in the game, include spreading your characters 
out.  A single area spell like a fireball can kill or severely injure all of 
your characters at once if they are bunched up.  If you have locked into close 
combat at the start of a battle, don't turn your back on the enemy to move.  
Hits from behind drops your hit points faster than if you stand toe-to-toe with 
the enemy.  

In an outdoor encounter, you are generally facing the enemy but they can come 
from behind.  Use Aim to determine who, what, and where the enemy is, then 
arrange your characters accordingly.  Wait for the enemy to come to you (unless 
the enemy has spell casters.  Then, have your maji cast spells to hit and keep 
the enemy spell casters quiet).  While you are waiting for the enemy to charge, 
have front rank characters select GUARD during his turn.  When the enemy 
arrives, the enemy is automatically attacked by your party members before the 
enemy can attack.

Search Mode seems to attract enemy encounters faster when it is turned on.  When 
walking outdoors, if you want to gain experience, turn on the search mode and 
wander around but stay near a town where you can go to and heal.

Clerics and Paladins have the ability to "TURN" attacking undead characters.  
TURN forces some undead characters to disintegrate.  The higher the characters 
level, the more effective it is.

Don't give a non-player character (NPC) anything you want back.  An NPC cannot 
trade items.  The only way to get something back is to let him get killed (or 
kill him), strip him of items, then kick him to the curb (DROP).

Before you take a character to the Training Hall, make sure that he is fully 
healed.  You will not get a full measure of new hit points if you don't.

Save the game frequently.  If your party is wiped out in an encounter, you can 
reload the game and learn from your mistakes.  Have the cleric cast Bless and 
Prayer prior to a battle to raise the party's attacking ability and have the 
enemy miss more often.

Character Advancement:
Generally speaking, most of the characters advance to level 6.  The exception 
are the fighters who can advance to level 8.

START THE GAME WALK THROUGH:

YARTAR:
Mission:  Find and help Krevish who has been attacked by barbarians so you can 
leave town.  
The party starts in this town.  There are no magical items or Statuettes here.  
Encampment to memorize spells or heal is allowed only at the inn.  Go to the inn 
after the game has just started and advance your characters attributes as 
mentioned earlier.  Have your cleric and magi memorize spells.  At this stage 
you won't have much of a selection.  Magi memorize Magic Missile, Clerics 
memorize Cure Light Wounds, Bless, and/or Hold Person.  Alter (arrange) your 
characters so the one with the most hit points, usually a fighter, is on top of 
the list and arrange the rest so that the maji (weakest character) is at the 
bottom of the list.  Doing this allows automatic and satisfactory arrangement of 
the characters in future fights.  When you are done, save the game and go to the 
armory.  Sell any unusable items, you will need the gold later for training 
(1000 Gold Pieces or 200 Platinum each).  You will not be able to leave town 
until you meet Krevish being attacked by bandits in the South East corner of the 
city.  This is the only necessary fight in this town at this time.  Help him, 
and when the fight is done, accept him into the party.  He is a fighter and 
archer and will arrange himself at the back of the party.  Leave him there.  Go 
back to the armory and buy more arrows for Krevish.  Krevish has a short sword.  
Get him a long sword.  If he gets runs out of arrows or gets cornered, he will 
need a weapon.  Go to the inn and heal, memorize spells, especially detect magic 
to prepare for the next stage.

NESME:
Mission:  Find a banite cleric and his party, defeat them, and gain experience.  
There are no statuettes here.  There are magical items to be found.  Encamp to 
memorize spells or heal is allowed indoors almost everywhere.  The fastest way 
to get here is by boat.  Find the boat rental dock in Yartar, rent a boat, and 
go North along the river.  In Nesme, the boat dock is in the South East corner 
of the city.  Find the bridge that crosses the river and go straight until you 
see a sign that says "We banish Pests".   Turn on search mode, enter the shop 
and bash down the wall in front of you.  Go through every door you see until you 
get to a small room with a door on the right.  Encamp and save.  If you have a 
bless spell, now is the time to cast it.  Inside the door on the right is a 
tough fight.  Remember the combat strategies and go through the door. There are 
enemy clerics, lizard men and orcs.  When the battle is over, cast detect magic 
to locate magic items (Chain Mail +1, Ring of Protection +2, Mace +1).  Take 
some swords and armor with you to sell.  It is safe to encamp, rest, heal, and 
memorize spells on the battle site.  By this time, some of your characters 
should be ready to advance to the next level (their names have turned purple).  
Go back to Yartar, first to the inn to heal, then to the armory to sell unneeded 
armor and swords, then on to the Training Hall.  After training, go to the inn 
and memorize any new spells you have then save the game.  You should go back to 
Nesme just look for trouble.  In the North East and South East corner of the 
city are  Trolls.  The Trolls are tough fighters.  The secret to defeating a 
Troll is to cut the first one down, then have a character stand on the 2 square 
spot where the troll was standing.  This prevents the troll from regenerating 
and getting up to fight again, fully healed.  After the Trolls are defeated, 
encamp, heal, memorize spells, and go to Silverymoon.

SILVERYMOON:
Mission:  Seek out broadhand for information and rescue Erek, Amanitas' 
assistant. There are no Statuettes here.  There is a magic shop located in the 
South West corner of the city.  Items are too expensive for the party at this 
stage of the game, so return later when gold is available.  Encamp to memorize 
spells and heal is allowed indoors almost everywhere.  The fastest way to get 
here is by boat.  Find the boat dock in Nesme and go East along the river.  
After arrival, go North to the Mieljkki Glade and the festival area.  If banners 
proclaim that the festival is one or two days away, go to any indoor location 
and rest for that time.  Turn search mode off and return to the glade.  In the 
glade, locate Broadhands Forge and Tack shop.  Select Discuss Festival, then 
Sent From Nesme.  Broadhand will take you to a secret room and tells a long 
story about the Zentarim and about Amanitas the Mage who has come to 
Silverymoon.  Amanitas hopes to get information about the Zentarim after his 
messenger was killed here.   Broadhand want you to help Amanitas in his cause. 
Amantias is a good source of information along the way.  Leave Broadhands shop 
and go West then North across the bridge then North West to the corner of the 
city.  Enter search mode to find a secret door facing East near the city gates.  
Bash it down and go East to an encounter with 4 Orcs.  Heal and memorize spells 
then go East to an encounter with 2 Trolls.  After the fight, there is a small 
secret room.  Here is Erek who is a level 3 fighter and Amanitas' assistant.  
Let him join the party.   If you have a spare bow and arrows, you may consider 
giving them to Erek for a future fight in Everlund.  He will stay with you until 
you rescue Amanitas or leave the Silverymoon/Everlund area.  There are other 
encounters in the city and for the parties experience, wander around in search 
mode, look everywhere for secret doors.  If the party needs training, there is a 
Training Hall located in the North West part of the city.

EVERLUND:
Mission:  Rescue Amanitas, the mage.  
Amanitas has the only magical item here.  There are no Statuettes.  Encamp to 
memorize spells or heal is allowed indoors almost everywhere.  The fastest way 
to get here is by boat.  Find the boat rental dock in Silverymoon, rent a boat, 
and go South along the river to Everlund.  To save Amanitas, go North to a small 
stone fountain.  Turn West and zigzag North and West to a wall with 2 doors.  
Enter the left door and stop.  There are the sounds of a large animal feeding.  
Encamp and cast Bless, rest, save the game, and turn South where you will meet 3 
Owlbears.  Have the front rank stand fast with guard, have the magi cast magic 
missiles until the Owlbears charge.  After the Owlbears have engaged the front 
rank, have the maji cast a stinking cloud over the Owlbears to attempt to have 
them become nauseous.  Then one arrow or one hit will take them out.  After the 
fight, rest, heal, save the game and go South to the first door on the left.  
You may want to encamp and cast bless before you enter the door to engage 2 
Owlbears and 1 Zentarim fighter.  After the fight, rest, heal, save the game and 
go East through 2 doors to engage 2 Owlbears and 2 Zentarim fighters.  After the 
fight, Amanitas approaches you and gives you a magic Ring of Reversal.  The ring 
magically links all 3 of the gold and storage vaults where you can store and 
recover items and money.  It's sort of like an ATM machine.  Amanitas also give 
4 clues to the location of the 4 Statuettes:  One is in a great tower that is 
filled with evil, One lies in a chest carved from pearl in an island out to sea, 
One is hidden somewhere that no-one likes to go, One lies where birds don't want 
to fly.  After Amanitas gives his speech, Erik leaves the party to go with 
Amanitas to protect him.  Rest, heal, save the game and return to Yartar.  

THE RETURN TO YARTAR (KRAKEN COMPLEX IN SUB-YARTAR):
Mission:  Try to complete this section without getting wiped out.  
There are magic items here.  There are no Statuettes.  You can't rest in this 
section because you are attacked if you try.  This is a tough section to 
complete and the last fight at the end can be easily lost if you fail to ration 
spells and engage the enemy unnecessarily.  You can get back here by boat, or 
overland if you leave Nesme by the South gates (go South West).  Go to the inn, 
rest, and heal.  Go to the armory to sell unneeded items, replenish darts and 
arrows.  At the training hall, train any characters that need it.  Go back to 
the inn to rest, and have any magic users recently trained memorize spells.  It 
is important that maji memorize more magic missiles and stinking clouds, Clerics 
memorize more Cure Light Wounds for the coming battle.  When the party tries to 
leave Yartar, they are captured and imprisoned in the Kraken Complex in Sub-
Yartar.  The party start in the South East corner of the complex.  Turn off 
search mode.  Go through the door and cross the hall.  Turn on Search mode and 
search for a magic user scroll.  When found, turn off search mode.  Go back to 
the hall and turn left to three doors.  The door to the North has lizard men 
guarding it.  Turn West through the door and follow the corridor to another 
door.  

TIP:  Try to run from encounters on the way to the last fight.  If you can't 
run, fight using weapons only, no magic spells.  It is recommended that you take 
a step or two then stop and save the game.  If you have not encountered the 
enemy, then go again.

Go North through the door and ignore any doors on the left as they contain 
encounters with lizard men or poison frogs.  Follow the corridor to a North 
facing door, go through the door, turn East, take 1 step then stop and save the 
game.  The next step East enters combat with 5 lizard men.  Remember, no spells, 
weapons only.  After the fight, encamp, cast heal light wounds, bless and 
prayer, save the game, then go through the door.  You will face 6 Kraken spies 
and 1 Kraken captain.  Use what spells you need to defeat this encounter.  After 
the encounter, you are given a long sword +2.  Encamp, rest, heal, save the game 
then go up the stairway to the final battle in this section.  After you fall in 
the water, you will face 4 Kraken Squids.  Arrows and Darts are useless in the 
water.  Krevish will automatically ready his sword and charge.  After you have 
engaged the squids, have the maji move up close behind the fighters and cast 
stinking cloud and magic missiles on the squids.  The squids have a high number 
of hit points, so use up all the magic you have to win this battle.  At the end, 
you go up stairs and through a secret door into Yartar, where the door forever 
locks behind you.  Go to the inn, rest and heal.  Go to the Training hall and 
train characters that need it.  Go to the Armory to sell un-needed items and 
replenish darts and arrows.  By now, that party should have enough money and 
gems to spend at the magic shop in Silverymoon.

NEVERWINTER:
To get here from Yartar, exit by the West gates and go West.  Mission:  None.  
This is a Way Station in the game.  You will have to return to this town 
frequently to train, heal, and sell items.  There are magic items in a magic 
shop here and you should have sufficient money and gems to buy items.  There are 
no Statuettes.  Encamp to memorize spells or heal is allowed indoors almost 
everywhere, except at the 3 indoor gardens until they are cleared.  The best 
place to rest safely is at the Neverwinter inn.  The indoor gardens have been 
beset by monsters.  Clear out the gardens for party experience.  You will be 
attacked 3 times in each of the 3 gardens by Manticores, Displacer Beasts, and 
Zentil fighters.  The best way to clear the gardens is to enter a garden, encamp 
and try to FIX.  You will be immediately attacked.  If you are getting low on 
hit points or magic, go to the inn, heal, rest and save the game.  Then go back 
to a garden and finish it.  Do this 3 times then you can encamp, FIX, and move 
on to the next garden.  

PORT LLAST AND THE GALLANT PRINCE:
To get here from Neverwinter, exit by the North gates and go North.  Mission:  
None.  There are no Statuettes or magic items here.  This place gains experience 
for the party.  In search mode, enter the Gallant Prince and be prepared to 
fight several encounters with the undead.  Use the Cleric and Paladin to TURN 
undead characters.  Sometimes all will  not turn and you may have to hack away 
at what remains.  Take the first door on the right and look for a clue you need 
to enter the captains quarters (KAS).  When you enter the captains quarters you 
will be faced by 4 Owlbears.  If your Maji have a fireball spell, use it before 
the Owlbears can charge.  After that, it is easy to finish the fight.  In the 
North East corner is a hidden door.  Before you enter, encamp and cast bless and 
prayer, if you have them, and save the game.  When you enter, you will face many 
undead and 2 very dangerous Host Tower Maji.  Hit them quick with magic 
missiles, use TURN on the undead, and continue the assault on the Host Tower 
Maji.  There is another secret door in the North West corner, but it is empty.  
Return to Neverwinter to train characters if needed.

LUSKAN:
To get here from Neverwinter, exit by the North gates and go North to a river.  
Mission:  None.  There are no Statuettes in this section.  There are several 
magic items.  At map location (9,9) you are near 3 high captains homes where 
magical treasures are located.  In these 3 high captains homes are 4 Pirates and 
2 Margoyles.

TIP:  Margoyles can be damaged only by magic spells and magical weapons.  If you 
have the chance, cast fireballs on the enemy before they have the chance to move 
so you damage the margoyles and pirates while they are bunched up, then use 
magic missiles to continue to hit the margoyles and let the other characters hit 
the pirates after they have charged.  You can rest safely in each of the 
captains homes after each fight.

To the  North East is a captains lodge with high stone walls.  Fight the 
margoyles and pirates and collect the Mace +1.  To the West is a captains 
fortress with high stone turrets. Fight the margoyles and pirates and collect 
the 20 Arrows +1.  To the South is a captains lodge made with hand cut timbers. 
Fight the margoyles and pirates and collect the Wand of Ice Storm (works like 
the ice storm magic spell but can be used immediately and only 3 times).  Go 
South West to a captains mansion with hand crafted stone walls.  Fight the 
margoyles and pirates and collect the Fine Composite Longbow +1.  Go West then 
South to a captains tower built on the promontory in the harbor.  Before 
entering, encamp and cast prayer and bless.  This is the final and tougher fight 
than before with more margoyles and pirates.  Fight the margoyles and pirates 
and collect the Sword of Icewind Dale +1 that does double damage on fire based 
monsters.  There are more encounters in this town, including the Host Tower of 
the Arcane which is the next section.  Wander around and find the encounters to 
the North East and North West sides of town.  When you are done, return to 
Neverwinter for training if needed.  If no training is needed, go to the Host 
Tower of the Arcane located in the South West corner of the town.  

HOST TOWER OF THE ARCANE:
Mission:  Recover the Statuette of the East.  There are magic items here.  
Encamp to memorize spells and heal is allowed almost everywhere.  This section 
will be broken down into 2 sub sections.  First will be the "scenic route" with 
more combat than you will ever want to see, but is useful for character 
development.  The next with be the direct route to the Statuette of the East.  
First, the scenic route.  In Luskan, go West from the Inn, cross a bridge, and 
continue to the Host Tower.  Continue through 2 doors where you will come to a 
door on the right.  This door contains a library where magi study.  When you 
enter the library for the first time you will face 1 Host Tower mage and 1 
guard.  When you are done, you will automatically leave the library and be 
outside the door again.  Easy enough.  To clear the library takes 5 battles.  
Each time you enter the library, the number of Host Tower Mages grows by 1 and 
so do the guards.  By the 5th battle you are facing 5 Host Tower Mages and 5 
Guards.  Fireball works well here.  After each battle, encamp, fix, save the 
game.  Sometimes while you are camping, you will be attacked by wandering undead 
characters.  Use the Cleric to TURN them and then clean up what's left.  If you 
have characters that are in need of training, return to Neverwinter.  After the 
library, go West and follow the corridor around to a staircase.  Go up the 
stairs to a battle with 5 Owlbears.  After the fight, encamp, fix, save, and go 
on to the next staircase to another battle with 5 Owlbears. After the fight, 
encamp, fix, save, and go on to the next staircase to another battle with 6 
Owlbears and a Host Tower mage. After the fight, encamp, fix, save, and go on to 
the next staircase to another battle with 6 Owlbears and a 2 Host Tower Mages.  
Had enough yet?  There's more.  After the fight, encamp, fix, save, and go on to 
the next staircase to another battle with 6 Owlbears and a 2 Host Tower Mages.  
After the fight, encamp, fix, save, and go on to the next staircase to another 
battle with 6 Owlbears and a 3 Host Tower Mages. After the fight, encamp, fix, 
save, and congratulate yourself if you are still alive.  By this time, someone 
should be able to train.  If not, now would be a good time to go back to 
Neverwinter anyway to replenish arrows for Krevish and darts for your Mages.  
Besides, you need to go to the bottom of the Host Tower anyway to get to the 
direct route to the Statuette of the East.  

TIP:  As you travel the direct route to the Statuette of the East, go through 
clearly seen doors only, unless otherwise indicated.  There are several secret 
doors that are unmarked and Search mode will not warn you about them.  If you 
blunder through one of these secret doors, you will get lost.

This is the direct route to the Statuette.  From the entrance of the Host Tower 
follow the corridor to the first stairwell and go up.  After you get off the 
stairs, turn right, take 1 step, turn right again.  There is a secret door.  
Bash it down.  Through the next door are 5 undead characters.  After the fight, 
encamp, fix, save, and go on to the South corner where there is another secret 
door.  Bash it down and go into the dungeon.  Go North to a wall, turn right 
through a door to a door on the right. Go through the door to a battle with 5 
Owlbears.  After the fight, encamp, fix, save, and allow Brinshaar to join the 
party.  He is a high level magic user and will help in the coming fights, but he 
is a traitor who will turn against the party later on.  Go through the only 3 
doors available.  After you turn East and zigzag North and East, go through the 
only door seen.  If you are proceeding correctly, you will face 6 undead 
characters, one step into the room.  After the fight, encamp, fix, save, and go 
on through 4 more doors where you will face 7 undead characters.  After the 
fight, encamp, fix, save, and go on through 3 doors where in front of the door 
there is a battle with Displacer beasts.  After the fight, encamp, fix, save, 
and go on through 4 more doors where you will face Manticores.  After the fight, 
encamp, fix, save, and go on through 4 more doors where you will face Zentarim 
fighters and a Displacer beast. After the fight, encamp, fix, save, and go on 
through 2 more doors where you will face Zentarim fighters and a Manticore in 
the corridor on the way to the next door.  After the fight, encamp, fix, save, 
and go on through 4 more doors where you will face the final fight in this 
section and the location of the Statuette of the East.  Here are several 
Zentarim fighters, 3 Manticores, and 1 Host Tower Mage.  Use your Mages to keep 
the Host Tower mage from spell casting.  A carefully placed fireball (away from 
the party) is effective here and can damage several enemy characters. After the 
fight, the Statuette of the East (Fire) is picked up by the party.  After the 
fight, Brinshaar will leave the party.  If Brinshaar happens to be dead, strip 
him of his gold and items and kick him to the curb and he will disappear, never 
to be seen again.  Encamp, fix, save, and go back through 4 doors where you will 
be facing a wall with a wall to your right and a way around to the left.  There 
is a secret door on the right.  Push through 3 secret doors, all facing West.  
The 3d secret door brings you to the entrance of the tower and another fight.  
If Brinshaar was alive and left the party on his own or you did not accept him 
into the party, he appears here and wants the Statuette.  There is a fight with 
Brinshaar and 3 Displacer Beasts.  He will cast spells quickly so use magic 
missiles on him as soon as possible to keep him quiet.  After the fight, encamp, 
fix, save, and go out the door to the streets of Luskan.  You may want to go 
back to Neverwinter to train and re-supply.  When you reach the gates of Luskan, 
4 pirates and 2 Margoyles attack.  Use fireball and magic missile on the 
margoyles.  After the battle, leave Luskan and head for Neverwinter.

TUERN:  
Mission:  None.  There are no Stauettes or magical items here. Encamp to 
memorize spells and heal is at your own risk North of the city.  In the city 
resting is allowed almost everywhere indoors.  You can bypass this section and 
go to Gundarlun.  But, if you find the Meteorite Ore, you can take it back to 
Neverwinter and have it crafted into a magical sword.  If you choose to complete 
this section, go to the North West corner of Luscan and take a boat to Turen 
(they depart only a 0800am for 100 gold pieces).  After arrival, go North to a 
gate where you are warned that if you go, you go to your doom.  Through the 
gate, go North to a wall, then turn East, North, then West.  Go generally West 
along a twisty trail that briefly doubles back until you see a door facing 
North.  Go through all doors until you get to the North East corner where the 
meteorite ore is located, guarded by 2 fire giants.  Fire giants are strong but 
they can be defeated by magic missiles and close combat by your fighters.  After 
the fight, the meteorite ore if offered after the combat.  Rest, heal, and save 
the game after the battle.  Return to Neverwinter to Allis Lhyssich Fine Hand 
Crafted Weapons shop located next to the South gate and have the ore crafted 
(after 3 days) into a Sword of Stonecutting +3 that is effective against all 
evil creatures and does double damage against stone creatures (Margoyles and 
Gargoyles).  If the party has sufficient gold and platinum, you might consider 
returning to Silverymoon and buying Gauntlets of Dexterity.  Even if your 
characters have a dexterity of 18, they will increase to 19 with the Gauntlets.  
They are expensive at 10,000 gold pieces each, but this is an opportunity to 
appraise the gems and jewelry for gold and to spend your excess, heavy money 
(which slows down character movement, just like carrying too many items).

GUNDARLUN:
Mission:  None.  There are no Stauettes here. There is one magical item.  Encamp 
to memorize spells, heal and rest is allowed almost everywhere indoors.   To get 
here, go to the North West corner of Luscan and take a boat to Turen (they 
depart at 0800am for 100 gold pieces).  From there, take a boat to Gundarlin 
(they depart at 0800am for 100 gold pieces).  This is the only island where 
training is available and there is an armory to resupply.  After arrival, go 
North to a 4 way intersection (13,2) then turn West.  Walk into the wall in 
front of you and bash down the wall to the North.  You will stumble and fall 
over each other and meet Jaderda who is a young, wise cracking, high level, 
female fighter.  She will automatically join your party.  You will then be 
presented before her father, King Olger Redaxe who will present you with a 
Shield +1.  As usual, wander around and find encounters in the West and South 
parts of the island.  Before departure, train all characters that need it.  Go 
to the inn, rest, memorize spells and save the game then find the boat dock 2 
doors North (the boat departs at 9:00am).  No matter what destination you 
choose, there is a non-combat encounter with a Kraken (squid) just after you get 
on the boat which destroys it, and you wash up on the shores of the Purple 
Rocks.

PURPLE ROCKS:
Mission:  None.  There are no Stauettes here. There are no magical items.  Go 
North and follow the corridor to an encounter with 3 Scrags.  Defeat them and go 
North and follow the corridor bearing East until you get to the door of a 
lighthouse.  Through the door are four pirates.  Defeat them and douse the 
light.  This is important because it gives you more time on the next island to 
get Statuette of the West.  Leave the lighthouse and go South, East, North, then 
East to a door.  Through the door are Kraken guards and an Otyugh.  Defeat them, 
encamp, rest, save the game and go West to a boat dock where there is a small 
boat.  Take it and go to Trisk, where the Kraken headquarters are located.  

TRISK:
Mission:  Recover the Statuette of the West.  There is one magical item, if you 
want to recover it.  To find the Statuette, don't go West.  If you do you will 
trigger an alarm that causes more battles and more chances of being defeated 
because you can't rest in very many places.  Go South through the first door 
then go generally West.  There are a few encounters with guards and Otyughs but 
the party is fairly strong by now and you can defeat them easily.  Save your 
magic spells for the battle for the Statuette.  If for any reason you get 
delayed, the Statuette will be moved deeper into the complex until it is finally 
located in the South West corner where you have to retrieve it by fighting 
increasing numbers of guards through every door.  If you doused the lighthouse 
lamp at the purple rocks, the statuette is located at map coordinates (2,9).  
When you arrive at map coordinates (4,9), encamp, save, DO NOT attempt to rest 
or fix, have the Cleric cast Bless and Prayer, then resume your trek West.  The 
fight is with 6 Otyughs and 10 Kraken fighters.  If you get the jump on the 
battle, have the Maji cast fireballs before the enemy can charge and have your 
fighters line up and Guard.  If you do this, the fight is fairly easy.  After 
the battle, encamp, rest, fix, save the game.
Back track East, the way you came, and return to the dock at map coordinates 
(12,7).  If you wish to leave, you can do so.  If you want the only magic item 
here, go North to a door, then generally West going through all doors you see 
until encounter 2 Scrags though one door.   A short distance away is another 
door (map coordinates (3,3)) where there are 3 Scrags.  Here is a Shield +1. You 
may want to rest, heal, and save the game, because you have a fight coming.  
Back track East, the way you came, and return to the dock at map coordinates 
(12,7).  When you leave the island, Jagaderda leaves the party.  The boat will 
return you to Neverwinter.  A short way into Neverwinter, you are attacked by 3 
Fighters and 3 Manticores.  Fireball the Manticores and attack every thing else.  

SECOMBER:
Mission:  None.  There are no Stauettes here.  There are no magical items.  To 
get here leave Neverwinter by the South gates.  Go East to Yartar, go thorough 
the town and exit by the East gates.  Go South then East to Secomber.  This town 
is where Amanitas lives.  There is an inn and an armory.  You may want to stop 
and see Amanitas for information before you go East out of town to Loudwater.

LOUDWATER:
Mission:  None.  There are no Stauettes here.  There are no magical items.  In 
fact, there is nothing here except a very big fight and a bunch of little ones.  
As you enter the town, go to the inn located to the North.  Encamp, fix, and 
save the game.  Leave the inn and go West.  You will run straight into the 
fight, 20 Zhentarim fighters and 6 Manticores.  Fireball the enemy as many times 
a you can.  After the fight, you will be approached by Rishpal, a high level 
fighter formally in Vaalgamons army and is surrendering after the fight.  You 
can accept or reject him and he will fight well for the party, but he is a spy 
for Vaalgamon and will turn against the party in Llorkh.  After the fight, 
return to the inn, fix and save the game.   Go East to Eanlin's Shop of 
Adventuring Supplies.  Pick up a mirror for each of the party members.  Exit by 
the East gates and proceed to Llorkh

LLORKH:
Mission:  Get the Statuette of the North.  There are magical items in the arena.  
This section will be broken down into 2 sub-sections, Llorkh itself and the 
arena located below Llorkh.  First, the Arena.  After entering the town, go to 
the inn.  You will be trapped and dropped into the arena below Llorkh where you 
meet Vaalgamon again.  The Statuettes are removed from you but not your weapons.  
You will fight in the arena in 3 separate combats with no rest between each one.  
First combat is against 4 Ogres.  Second is against 4 Hellhounds.  Third is 
against 4 Griffons.  After the combat, you are tossed into a cell where you can 
rest, fix and save the game.  Proceed to the door where you will be fed.  Across 
the corridor another prisoner attacks the guard and you get the keys.  Release 
and allow Murthur to join the party.  He may be as ugly as a stump, but he is a 
high level fighter and will fight for the party.  Go East and unlock the door as 
requested.  The ogres inside will go another direction and join the party later 
on.  Follow the corridor East, North, then West.  Don't open the door with the 
loud rustling sound unless you want to fight the Griffon inside.  Through the 
first door to the West are 4 Zhentil fighters.  Have the fighters take care of 
business and save your spells for the next door to the West.  When you step 
through the door, you will be in a closet facing a secret door.  Through the 
secret door are 8 Griffons and 4 Zhentil fighters.  The ogres you released 
earlier join the party here.  Carefully cast and place Fireballs on the Griffons 
avoiding damage to your own party.  Try to save at least one fireball for the 
Statuette fight later.  After the battle with the Griffons, go West through a 
secret door, through 2 more doors where you fight 4 Griffons.  Follow the 
corridor around where you will eventually get to the Statuette fight against 2 
Griffons, 4 Zhentil fighters and 1 Zhentil Commander.  The Zhentil Commander is 
tough and hard to bring down.  Use a fireball on the Griffons and fighters.  
Have your fighters concentrate on the Commander, have your cleric cast Hold 
Person on the fighters and have the maji cast Magic Missiles and Stinking Cloud 
on the remaining Griffons and fighters.  After the battle, go get the last 
statuette, all the other statuettes that you brought in with you, and Chain Mail 
+1, Broad Sword +1, Light Crossbow +1, 3 Quarrels taken from the Commander.  Go 
West thought a one way door, out of the arena, to Llorkh.  Instead of leaving, 
you could backtrack and wander around looking for a fight.  However, by this 
time, most of your characters should have developed to their maximum levels.  
You still have a long way to go and a lot more opportunities to fight and 
develop your characters.   Now we are back in Llorkh at map coordinates (4,5) 
inside a temple to Bane.  Go back to the inn traveling East, South, then West.  
Encamp, fix, and save the game.  If you wish to fight the Medusa in the castle, 
leave the inn and travel East, generally North through an arch, then turn East 
until you see a sign for the Valhalla Here Inn.  Turn South through a door, East 
through a door then South to a secret door.  Bash it down and go through the 
West facing door, turn South through 3 doors and go through all doors seen.  
When you see statues after you pass through the 4th door, stop.  View all of 
your characters and ready your mirrors, you will have to un-ready the shields to 
get the hand needed to hold the mirror.  When all mirrors are ready, turn South 
and step forward.  You will be attacked by 3 Hellhounds and the Medusa.  Have 
the fighters hack at the Hellhounds and have the maji cast Magic Missiles or 
Fireballs to take out the Medusa.  After she goes down, when a character has his 
turn, view that character and ready the shield.  After the battle, keep your 
mirrors, you will need them again.  Back track to the inn, encamp, fix, and save 
the game.  If you need to restock supplies go to Secomber (the next town West of 
Loudwater) and the armory there to restock supplies. 

STAR MOUNTS:
Mission:  Get the Statuette of the South.  There are magical items here. Encamp 
to memorize spells and heal is allowed at the entrance of the star mounts and in 
any room (including after battles) but not in any corridor.  This section will 
be broken into 2 sub sections.  First sub section will be the base of the Star 
Mounts.  To get here, exit Secomber through the East gates or exit Loudwater 
through the West gates and turn North to the Star Mounts.  Stay East of the 
river and follow it closely North to its source at the base of the mountains.  
Here you will meet the Arrakocra, (giant birds) being attacked by 2 Shambling 
Mounds and 3 Giant Snakes.  Battle strategy is to let the enemy attack.  Have 
fighters guard, have other characters use bow and arrows to attack, have maji 
cast magic missile and fireballs.  After the battle, you get 2 Composite Long 
Bows +2, 2 Shield +1, 2 Cloak of Displacement, 2 Plate Mail +3.  The Arrakocra 
will offer to fly you to the Star mounts.  If you refuse they will still be 
there for you when you return later.   Second sub section is Star Mounts.  Fly 
with the Arrakocra to the entrance cave of the Star Mounts where they will wait 
for you as long as they can.  There you can rest, fix and save the game.  This 
will be the direct route to the Statuette.  Follow the exact number of steps and 
direction because there are many one way secret doors that you can stumble 
through.  If you do, you will get lost.  From the entrance follow the corridor 
to a door. Through the door go West where you are greeted by a projection of the 
beautiful, but evil Ceptienne who is a high level magi.  Follow the corridor to 
map coordinates (4,3) and turn East to a wall where there is a secret door.  
Bash through and go East (Ceptienne will greet you on the way).  Go through 2 
South facing doors to an East facing door.  Through the door are 3 Ogres and 3 
Hellhounds.  After the fight, encamp, fix and save the game.  Turn North to an 
East facing door (the door to the North is a one way door).  Go through the East 
door (the door inside, to the North, is also a one way door) and follow the 
corridor East and South through a door to a wall (the door to the East is a one 
way door).  Turn and go West (Ceptienne will greet you on the way, she is 
getting bored with you).  After Ceptienne greets you, stop and ready your 
mirrors, then continue West to a 4 way intersection.  You will be attacked by 2 
Hellhounds and 2 Medusa.  A couple of Fireballs works well here.  After the 
fight, turn South to a South facing door (the door to the East is a one way 
door).  Stop and ready your shields and step through the door where you will 
face 2 Ogres and 2 Harpies.  A fireball works well here.  After the fight, 
encamp, fix and save the game.  Turn West one step, then North through 2 doors 
(Ceptienne will greet you on the way, she is getting very angry and screams at 
you). After Ceptienne screams at you, stop and ready your mirrors, then continue 
North.  Turn West and bash through the door, then turn South (the North door is 
a one way door).  Turn West and bash through the door, then turn North (the 
South and West doors are one way doors).  Here you will be facing a North door 
and a West door.  The North door is a one way door and the West door leads to 
Ceptiennes' chamber.  When you bash through the West door you will face 
Ceptienne, 2 medusa and 2 harpies.  Have one of your maji cast Magic Missile at 
Ceptienne and if you have another maji, cast fireball.  Watch Ceptienne closely 
as she will cast spells if she gets a chance.  Use magic Missiles on her to keep 
her from casting spells.  After the fight, among the items are 1 Bracers of 
Defense +6, a Dagger +1, a Necklace of (Magic) Missiles, and a Wand of 
Defoliation, good against Shambling Mounds.  The Statuette of the South is taken 
by the party.  You now have all 4 Statuettes.  Encamp, fix, and save the game.  
Leave through the West facing one way door, turn North and follow the corridor 
to a door facing East.  Go through the door and follow the corridor to the exit 
where the Arrakocra are waiting to fly you down the mountain.  At the bottom of 
the mountain, go South to the path, then West to Secomber to the inn to rest and 
save the game.

SUNDABAR:
Mission:  Get to Ascore.  There are no magical items here. You have to fight 
your way through this town and out the North East gates to get to Ascore.  
Encamp to memorize spells and heal is allowed at the Inn and any inside 
location.  Have a mage prepare a knock spell.  It will be needed in Ascore.  To 
get here from Secomber, go out the West gates then go North to Yartar.  Get a 
boat at the docks and go North then East to Silverymoon.  There is the magic 
shop in this town in the South West corner, cross over the bridge to get there.  
Leave Silverymoon on foot by the East gates to Sundabar.  In Sundabar, the Inn 
is just inside the gates.  Go there to rest, fix, and save the game.  Go East 
over the river and you will see a massive army waiting for you.  It is an 
illusion.  Go North then East to a fountain.  The fountain offers gold for the 
statuettes.  If you give the statuettes to the fountain, you get the gold and 
lose the game because it is another illusion working for Vaalgamon.  Keep the 
Statuettes and you fight a Stone Golem.  Go North to a wide chasm (in the 
town?).  It is another illusion.  When you pass this illusion you are attacked 
by 3 Ogres and 3 Zhentil fighters.  A fireball works well here.  After the 
fight, you hear singing.  If you want to fight 5 Harpies, go North through 2 
doors then turn West.  Otherwise, continue East to the last battle at the gates.  
You face 2 Hellhounds, 1 Harpy, and 2 Zhentil fighters.  When you have finished 
dusting off these annoyances, you can go out the gates and encamp, fix and save 
the game in the open, or you can return to the inn and do the same.  There are 
no more battles if you follow the path noted above.

ASCORE:
Mission:  Get to the final battle against Vaalgamon and game end.  There are 
magical items here. You have to fight your way through this town and out the 
East gates to get to the arena.  Resting is allowed after defeating 8 encounters 
with Ascore Skeleton Guards and Ascore Mummies.  If the fighting gets too tough, 
it is better to leave Ascore through the West gates to rest and heal in the open 
or even go back to the inn at Sundabar.   This section will be divided into 2 
Sections.  

First, the magic items.  Enter Ascore, go east to a wall.  Turn South 1 step.  
To the East is a secret door.  Bash it down.  You will be pleasantly greeted at 
the door.  Follow the wall around left or right, but do not go through any 
doors, until you get to one of 3 mirror/tapestries.  You will be attacked by 8 
Ascore Skeletons/Mummies combination each time.  Have the Cleric use Turn to get 
rid of most of the attackers at each location.  After the 3d combat, one of the 
party falls into a hole.  In there is a Cleric Scroll containing 2 Cure Disease 
spells and an Elvin Longsword +2 vs. Undead, useful against all undead 
creatures.  Leave this area through the Northern most of the West facing Secret 
Doors.  Turn North to coordinate (2,3) and turn West through a door, then north 
through 2 doors where there combat with 1 Ettin.  After the battle, you get a 
Dwarven Battle Axe +2 (+4 if it is used by a Dwarf), a Potion of Healing, and 
some gems.  Return to coordinates (2,3) and turn South, keeping the wall on your 
left until you get to coordinates (1,13).  This door is locked.  You must use a 
Knock Spell to open the door.  Inside is a Kraken Mage.  Tell him a story which 
gets him to attack.  In here are Bracers of Defense AC4 and a Dagger +1.  Leave 
the room and follow the hallway East, then North to a secret door.  Bash it 
down, turn East through 2 doors, then go basically South and follow the hallway 
until it turns north at a door.  Inside are 2 Ascore Mummies.  Have the Cleric 
use Turn to get rid of them.  There is a trapped chest as a prize.  This is the 
only place where a thief would be useful.  I had to have each member of my party 
go through attempting to open the chest party twice, getting hit each time 
before the chest would open.  Inside is a Cleric Scroll with 2 Cure Light 
Wounds, 8 Arrows +2, and 1 Longbow +2.  That's it for magic items.  At this 
point, it is recommended that you go back to the Silverymoon magic shop and get 
everyone a Potion of Speed and 2 Potions of Extra Healing each.  The Healing 
Potions are useful if your party members get hurt in the Final Combat Arena, and 
the Potion of Speed is good for the final battle with Vaalgamon.  

This section will deal with the Final Combat Arena.  

TIP:  This is the secret to the Arena.  Use AIM and move it around looking for 
the exits that will be described below.  Have your fastest character (usually a 
mage) head for that exit while the other characters act as a rear guard.  You 
don't have to finish all the combats to win the game, especially the last 
against Vaalgamon.

Enter Ascore and find a secret door at coordinates (2,9) or (2,6).  Bash the 
door and be pleasantly greeted (again) and go through a door to the South East.  
Turn North, then East 1 step, stop and save the game.  The next steps East will 
reveal the gates that are guarded by 6 Giant Spiders.  Spiders can kill with a 
poisonous bite.  When they are defeated, rest, fix and save the game.  This is 
the last opportunity you will get to do this.  Go through the Gates, turn South 
and go through 5 archways until you are taunted by Vaalgamon.  When he has 
finished boring you to tears, proceed forward into the Arena.  There are 6 
battles to fight, the first is against 12 Goblins.  Save you magic and have the 
fighters line up and guard, letting the enemy come to you.  Look for the exit 
East, North, then East again.  The second battle is against 20 Goblins.  Save 
your magic.  Since the Goblins go down easy and rarely hit your characters, you 
can stand against them like the first battle.  Look for the exit South East 
around a wall, West, then North.  The third battle is against 1 Goblin.  If 
Krevish is still with you he gets that Goblin on the first arrow shot.  The exit 
is North, East, North around a wall, South East around a wall, then North.  The 
forth battle is a bit tougher against 3 Shambling Mounds and 3 Ettins.  Use the 
Wand of Defoliation against the Shambling Mounds and if you still have the 
Necklace of Missiles, us it against the Ettins when they are bunched up.  Use 
Magic Missiles against Shambling Mounds while the fighters hack away at anything 
near by.  After the battle, there are several magic items.  3 Cloaks of 
Displacement, 3 Plate Armor +3, 3 Shields +1, 3 Ioun Stones of Pale Blue (I 
don't have a clue as to what they do), and 3 Composite Long Bows +2.  Look for 
the exit to the North East.  The fifth battle is against 1 Kraken Mage and 3 
Zhentil Commanders.  Fireball the group then charge, paying attention the mage 
first.  His magic spells can hurt the party.

TIP:  Have you fastest runner stop before exiting this area.  Use the Cleric to 
heal who he can.  Have everyone use the Potions of Extra Healing on themselves 
as needed.  Then have everyone use the Potions of Speed.  When this is done have 
the runner exit the area.  

Look for the exit North East around a wall, South West around a wall, then West.  
This is it, the final combat.  You will be facing 4 Zhentil Commanders, 4 Kraken 
Mages, 10 Shambling Mounds, and Vaalgamon (he has 150 Hit Points.  He is a magic 
user and is protected against magic attacks so fireball and Magic Missiles do 
not work).  The best strategy is to have the fighters step forward 3 steps and 
line up to allow your fastest runner go north to the exit.  If you feel bold, 
you can have the runner stop one step from the exit and see how far the combat 
goes before you are wiped out then step out the exit.  I have never beaten 
Vaalgamon.  You need 1 live Character to finish the game.  After you exit, the 
finale starts.


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