Hints - Guide for Quest For Glory 4: Shadows Of Darkness

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Advice on creating and playing as a Fighter. 

A Fighter's most important stats are Strength, Vitality, Agility, Weapon Use, 
and Parry. Strength and Weapon Use are the easiest to build up during the game, 
so you may want to use your bonus points in the other areas. Carefully read the 
articles in your game manuals on combat and monster types. Work out every day 
on the exercise machine and get a quality sword from the Guild. Pace yourself 
with the monsters at first -- don't be too proud to run away when you're 
losing, and make sure you rest and heal between encounters. Remember though, 
fighting is crucial for building up your skills. You will have an opportunity 
to learn the "Climbing" skill in this game. Be sure to practice this 
extensively once you get the chance. 

Advice on creating and playing as a Magic User. 

A Magic User needs Intelligence, Agility, and Magic Skill. Read your "Hero" 
manual about Spells and the interview with Erasmus and Fenrus. There are five 
new spells to seek out in this world. Talk to Dr. Cranium, the Gypsies, Baba 
Yaga, and Katrina about magic. Carefully investigate Erana's Garden. You will 
gain another spell when you have gained Erana's Staff and return to the Faerie 
Folk. Katrina will teach you "Frost Bite" outside the town gates at night after 
Day 3. You can learn another spell in Erana's Garden by casting spells. Once 
you have befriended the Gypsies, they will teach you the "Aura" spell at their 
camp. Trade something tasty to Baba Yaga and you will learn another spell. 

Advice on creating and playing as a Thief. 

A Thief's most important stats are Agility, Vitality, and Luck. Climbing, 
Stealth, Acrobatics, and Lock Picking are easily built up through practice. 
Read the section in your "Hero" manual about Thieves and pick up the Tools of 
the Trade in town. There is a Thieves' Guild in town, but you'll need to look 
for it. 

Advice on playing as a Paladin. 

You can only play a Paladin if you became one in a previous Quest for Glory 
game and "Imported" your character into this game. The Paladin needs to look to 
the past to find what needs to be done in the present. Visit the Staff area in 
town at night to learn what things need to be done in town by speaking with the 
ghost of the Paladin Piotyr. Talk to Olga and Boris, and try to get them back 
together. Let no opportunity pass to do good for someone, and always use 
courtesy and kindness. 

How to import a character. 

To transfer characters from other Quest for Glory games, you must play "So You 
Want to Be A Hero", "Trial by Fire", or "Wages of War" to the conclusion and 
follow the directions to create a character disk for transfer. Then, when you 
start "Shadows of Darkness", select "Import Character" from the opening menu 
and follow those directions. 

General combat tips. 

Fight monsters to build up your skills and to earn money from the man-like 
creatures. Don't be too much of a Hero -- if the monster is winning, run away 
and live to fight another day. Store extra equipment in your room at the inn; 
you fight much worse when carrying a lot of weight. Build up your character's 
skills at every opportunity. If you like fast action and direct involvement, 
use the "Arcade Combat" mode, and set your Skill Level according to the amount 
of challenge you want. There is no "puzzle point" penalty for using a lower 
Skill Level. If you prefer using strategy and your character's skills to 
determine the combat, play in "Strategy Mode" combat. The computer will act for 
your character according to the strategy you set for him. Different monsters 
require different strategies. 

Fighting tips for Fighters or Paladins. 

The best close-combat tactic is to spend about two-thirds of your time 
defending and one-third attacking. Your strikes are much more accurate if you 
wait a few seconds between attacks, and the monsters will hurt you less if you 
defend. Try to get in close to spell casting monsters and hit them before they 
can get their spells off at you. Use the Jump and Duck commands to avoid 
incoming spells. 

Fighting tactics for Magic Users. 

Magic Users can't stand up to a lot of heavy damage. Try attacking monsters 
from a distance with your spells, then run away from close combat and cast 
another spell. Calm is useless in close combat, but Dazzle can be very 
effective against monsters that can see you. Magic Users should also look for 
alternatives to combat. Sometimes you can use your spells to get the same 
result without a fight. The longer you hold down the mouse button on a spell 
icon, the more powerful the spell. If you cast the spell at maximum power, it 
will do a LOT of damage. However, you have to time this carefully; if you are 
hit while casting a spell, you'll have to start over. Always keep a "Zap" spell 
on your weapon -- cast it before you go into combat so it will be ready. The 
Zap spell lasts until you successfully hit a monster with your weapon. 

Fighting tips for Thieves. 

Use your Acrobatics attack to do serious damage then run away and soften up the 
monster with thrown rocks or daggers. You can also throw daggers in close 
combat by clicking the right mouse button on the control area. Don't stand 
there and let a monster whomp on you; your armor isn't good enough for that. 

Help! The monsters are just too fast and powerful for me! 

If you are having trouble with the "Arcade" combat, set your Skill Level to 
Easy in the Control Panel. This will also make some of the logic puzzles 
easier. If you aren't having any fun using Arcade combat, try using the 
Strategy combat feature. This mode uses your chosen strategy and your 
character's skills to determine the result of the fight. If you don't like the 
way a fight is going you can interrupt the Strategy Mode at any time by 
clicking the right mouse button. You can also use the left mouse button to 
change your strategy settings. Full details on Strategy Combat are on the 
Combat Reference Card included in your game package. 

What are Special Attacks and how should I use them? 

Sorry, the programmer made me promise not to reveal the secret techniques for 
using Special Attacks. But they're there -- experiment with your mouse and 
keyboard. In Strategy mode you must set Aggressiveness high. Setting Special 
Attacks high will cause your hero to use them more often. Don't overuse this 
attack method -- your character will be open to attack, and will tire very 


How do I get out of this Bone Cave? 

You need a source of light. There is a torch just to the right of the Bone 
Altar on the right side of the room. Take the torch. Search the skeletal 
remains to find a couple of objects to create a spark in order to light the 
torch. Searching may also turn up some ready cash. To light the torch go into 
your inventory and click one of the items on the torch. 

What do I do in the Heart of the Cave? 

There are some objects in this room that you need to find before you exit from 
the botomof the scree. If yu arent Fihter, avoid combat by picking up 
things and get out as soon as possible. 

How do I cross the Pit Cave? 

Crossing the pit is easy for the Fighter and Thief. The rope is a useful way to 
cross, as long as you are strong or agile enough. The Magic User needs 
something from the Heart of the Cave in order to cross. Click this item on your 
character, cast the spell that makes you weightless, and let the crosswinds 
carry you over to the other side. Find the town of Mordavia as soon as you 
leave the Caves! 


Where is the town of Mordavia? 

After exiting the cave, travel to the west until you come to a swamp. Go north 
until your way is blocked. Go east until your path is again blocked. The town 
will be visible to the north. Go north to the town gate. 

How do I return to the town after sundown? 

The gates of the town close at sundown. You can get back in by either climbing 
or using the Levitation spell. 

Where is it safe to sleep in town? 

Your room at the inn is safe. If the inn is closed, you can safely sleep in the 
town square in the grass beneath the Staff. 

How do I get a room and a meal at the Inn? 

Enter the Inn and talk to the Innkeeper about the Hotel and a room. Your room 
will be the first door at the top of the stairs. To eat, seat yourself at the 
chair on the right side of the right table. You will be served. 

What should I do at the Hotel? 

Talk the various characters and get some background information about what 
is going on in Mordavia. Go downstairs at night when you hear some noise, 
listen at the Innkeeper's doorway and you'll learn why the Innkeeper and his 
wife are so grim. On other nights, you can meet and speak with the Domovoi 
here. You will have some most peculiar dreams sleeping at this inn. If you are 
a thief, use the window to get out at night and practice some of your 
stealthier skills. 

What should I do in town? 

Spend the next few days exploring the town and the areas beyond, Practice and 
build up your skills. Visit Dr. Cranium. (if you are a Magic User, ask him 
about Magic). Talk to everyone and find out what is going on in Mordavia. 

Of special interest to Paladins. 

Visit the town square where the staff is at night will put you in contact with 
another Paladin. He will suggest quests for you to go on. Help anyone you can 
in the game. Your goal is not to kill things, but getting rid of dangerous 
Undead is certainly a good thing to do. 

What should I do with the Burgomeister? 

Talk to him and get the key to the Adventurer's Guild. Although he doesn't like 
or trust you very much, you can win his respect by helping others. Visit his 
office when the Gypsy is caught. The Paladin character needs to return here 
with Piotyr's Sword. 

What should I buy at the Shop? 

Buy rations, garlic, candy, and a pie pan. The Thief needs a shopping bag. The 
Paladin needs a broom. 

How do I help the Old Man find his wife? 

Search the forest at night for the Lost Ghost. Convince her that she is a 
ghost. This will take several visits. Once she remembers her name, go back to 
town and tell the old man about her. Return to this screen later to visit the 
happy couple and get the old man's hat. 

How do I get Olga and her husband back together? 

You will meet Olga's husband elsewhere in the game. They definitely are having 
some marital difficulties. Just keep talking to both of them and telling them 
what the other says. 

What about this Gnome? 

Eat supper at the inn on the third evening to meet the Gnome. Catch his act and 
visit him upstairs at the last door at the end of the hall. Ask him about 
humor, borrow the Rubber Chicken and visit him several times to find out about 
Baba Yaga. Your quest will be to help him get his sense of humor back. 


How do I get into the Guild? 

The Burgormeister has the key. Talk to him until he gives it to you. 

What should I do at the Adventurers' Guild as a Fighter? 

Do some reading in the Guild. Use the exercise machine there to build up your 
leg muscles and increase your strength. Once you learn how to climb, practice a 
few times with the rope and grapnel on the ceiling hook there. Take the rope 
with you. Pick up a better sword here. 

What should I do at the Adventurers' Guild as a Thief? 

Use the rope and grapnel on the ceiling hook. This will give you the clue of 
how to find the Thieves' Guild. Look under the table for more clues, then solve 
the puzzle of the coat hooks hanging on the wall to open up the secret passage 
into the Thieves' Guild. 

How do I use the exercise equipment? 

Read the manual on the bookshelf. Once you are strong enough to require more 
weights, pick some of them up and drop them into the baskets. Click "Do" on the 
stair-stepper to use it. Adjust the weights according to your strength. You can 
only build up your muscles a certain amount each day, so you will want to come 
back here every day for a while. 

What do I do with the rope? 

If you are a Fighter, read some good books before trying to deal with the rope. 
Both the Thief and the Fighter need to click the rope on the ceiling hook to 
get in some climbing practice. Practice repeatedly to improve your climbing 
skill. Be sure to take the rope with you later. 

Where is the Thieves' Guild? 

You can only reach the Thieves' Guild by way of the Adventurers' Guild. Look 
for the Thief Marks there. One is up so high you need a rope to find it. 
Another is down low. You'll have to find your way up and out by hook or by 

I'm in the Thieves' Guild, but everything is locked up! 

A Thief is nothing without a toolkit, and you lost yours on the way in. Still, 
a good Thief can improvise. If you don't have a lockpick, try slipping the 
latch with a credit card (or the equivalent). Maybe it's time for you to 
recruit yourself. You might want to study up on traps before you start cracking 
safes or opening desks. 

How can I bypass the Thieves' Guild traps? 

Those traps are intended for practice, but they can still sting! Break into the 
back room and visit the library. You may learn something. You can disarm simple 
traps just by knowing how they work, but you'll need a Thieves' Toolkit (Mark 
2) for the complicated ones. 

How do I open the main safe in the back room? 

The safe seems to be missing its knob. Where could that have rolled off to? 
Search low and lower, in a really GRATE hiding place. (That's a pun, son.) 
Finding the combination is sort of like the "Case of the Purloined Letter" -- 
it's right there in plain sight on the safe. 

How do I open the Chief Thief's desk? 

You'll need a lockpick and some knowledge about disarming traps. You can get 
the lockpick from the main safe in the back room. To learn about traps, 
carefully study the books on the bookshelf in the back room. Locate and disarm 
the desk trap. Pick the lock. If at first you don't succeed, keep practicing. 
Once you get into the desk, read the Chief Thief's logbook carefully; even the 
"nonsense" section contains important clues. 

Where is the Chief Thief? 

The Chief Thief is hiding out because of an embarrassing skin condition. Check 
behind the barrels in the back. The secret passage has a very complicated lock; 
you'll never guess the solution. Fortunately, it's so complicated that the 
Chief couldn't remember it either, so he wrote it down in his logbook. Find the 
part that makes the least sense, then think of words as colors. 

How can I cure the Chief Thief? 

The answer is in the secret basement of the Monastery. Take care that you don't 
wind up in the same state as the Chief. You can get some supplies that will 
help in the store. There is some useful information in Dr. Cranium's hallway. 

-[ DR. CRANIUM ]- 

How do I get into Dr. Cranium's house? 

Ring the bells that you see (and hear) the same number of times, in the same 
order. If you have trouble ringing the bells correctly, change your skill Level 
to low. If you've turned off the sound, turn it back on; it may help you here. 

Where do I get a key to Cranium's inner door? 

You must sucessfully guide an Antwerp through the key maze. If you can't get an 
Antwerp for the maze, try TRAPping one. 

What do I do with the TRAP? 

You need to figure out what those beasties from behind the right door eat, so 
start entering everything you know about them into the Animal Identifier. Once 
you find the type of treat that Antwerps eat, you need to figure out where to 
get some. Fortunately, you probably have some already in inventory. It is 
something every adventurer needs. Just click it on the trap, and you'll soon 
catch a bouncing beastie. 

How do I get the Antwerp through the maze? 

If you have an Antwerp, change your skill level and your speed control to low 
in the Control Panel. Open the door to the Key Maze; this will start the maze. 
Take your time and maneuver the Antwerp to the key and out through the side 

How do I solve the Keyhole Puzzle? 

Once you have the key from the Antwerp Maze, set your skill level to low. Use 
the Help key on the puzzle bar to obtain some hints. Once you solve the puzzle, 
click your set of keys on the door. 

What do I do with Dr. Cranium? 

Talk to him. You can get potions and flasks from him if you help him with his 
ingredients. You can also get a "Rehydration Solution", if you trade him 
something he is interested in. 

What are the missing ingredients for Dr. Cranium's potions? 

To find the ingredients you will need to look the word he gives you in your 
Technical Manual. This is the copy protection, in case you hadn't guessed. We 
apologize for the necessity. [ HOLLY FUCK A COPY PROTECTION?!?!?!?! ] 


How do I get into the Monastery without being eaten? 

Most characters need the Dark One Sign to get into the Monastery. You can find 
it just outside the Dark One's Cave where you started out. If you are a Thief 
and have a rope and grapnel, you can climb the walls and break into the 
upstairs window. Once you're in, don't forget to pick up anything loose that's 
lying around on the shelf. 

What do I do with the blob in the cabinet? (The Dehydrated Domovoi) 

You need to get some "Rehydration Solution" from Dr. Cranium, or at least a 
flask of water. 

How do I get past the Hexapod above the fireplace? 

Visit Dr. Cranium and use his animal Identification Machine to find out what a 
Hexapod eats (assuming you already found out about Antwerps). Feed the Hexapod. 
Pull one of the andirons by the fireplace to reveal secret stairs to the 

What do I do in the Monastery basement? 

Check out the Cask of Amon Tillado. That's one powerful vintage! Open the desk, 
but watch out, it's trapped. A Fighter is going to have to force the trap and 
take some damage. A poison cure would help. The Magic User should use a spell 
to open the desk. The Thief had better visit the Thieves' Guild, pick up some 
tools, and learn about disarming traps before he even thinks about unlocking 
this desk. Read the Diary of the Mad Monk. If you are a Thief - look for the 
Magic Statue, but don't pick it up with your bare hands. Cover it up with 
something first. You can get something appropriate at the store. If you are a 
Paladin, you should seriously consider how to permanently get rid of the evil 
in this place. It's so cold and dark in here, a little light and warmth might 
be a good idea. Maybe even a lot of warmth! 


Forest survival tips. 

The forest is a dangerous place, particularly at night. Try to spend your 
nights in the Inn or at Erana's Garden. To the west of the town is the Lake and 
the Gates to the castle. To the south of town is the swamp and the Dark One's 
Cave. To the east of town is the graveyard and the Gypsies' Camp. To the 
southeast is Erana's Garden and Baba Yaga's Hut. 

Who is the woman in the lake and how do I deal with her? 

The woman is a Rusalka. If you want to be more than her victim you need to be 
kind to her. Think of giving her something. Once you win her friendship, ask 
her about the Swamp and Will-o- wisps. 

How do I release the Rusalka? 

You must be a Paladin to help the Rusalka. When Piotyr sends you to help the 
Rusalka, you should first make friends and talk to her a bit. If you are 
friends of the Gypsies ask them about her. To find her true name, search the 
one place that has "death records". Get a broom and a bit of the Rusalka's 
hair. Sweep the grave of her untrue lover and give him some just desserts. 
Follow the rest of the Gypsies' advice. 

Where is Erana's Garden? 

Erana's Garden is to the southeast of town, south and a little east of the 
graveyard. You can only enter it from the south. 

What can I do in Erana's Garden? 

This is a safe place to sleep at night. You will need to plant something here 
when asked. Magic Users can fetch magical fruit that restores their Mana from 
the fruit tree. A Magic User should carefully investigate the garden for other 
magical places. A secret there will yield to the correct combination of spells; 
start with Detect Magic to locate it. 

Where can I find the Faerie Queen? 

If you are a Magic User the Leshy will warn you of the Faerie Queen. Meet her 
south of Erana's Garden at night. 

What should I do about the Faerie Folk? 

You will only encounter the Faerie Folk as a Magic User. The Faerie Folk 
believe Erana's Staff belongs to them. You need to play along because they have 
something you need. Visit the Faeries several times at night just south of 
Erana's Garden. You can only get the Staff after you've rescued someone from 
the castle. In the final battle, start by summoning Erana's Staff and using all 
of its protective spells. Be prepared for a difficult magical duel and heal 
yourself as needed. Area effect spells like Frost Bite will be more useful than 
direct attacks. 

What is a Leshy and what do I do with it? 

The Leshy is a mischievous character often disguised as a bush, who likes to 
ask riddles and play tricks on travelers. However, his riddles often contain 
useful clues. 

How do I solve the Leshy's "bush quest"? 

The bush of the Leshy is down near the Dark One's Cave by the swamp. In the 
room where you slide down the slippery goo path, the bush is stuck on the right 
side of the screen. If you are a Fighter or Thief, throw some rocks to break up 
the rock dam. If you are a Magic User, use a couple of spells to do the same 
and retrieve the bush with another spell. As a Thief, use your rope to get 
above the bush, and go fishing. Take the bush to Erana's Garden for replanting. 

How can I help the captured Gypsy? 

The best way to help the Gypsy is to find Igor. You need to look in the most 
obvious place to find the gravedigger. 

How can I free the captured Gypsy? 

As a thief, improve your skills by breaking into the Burgomeister's Office 
window at night. Set the Gypsy free. All character types should search and find 

How do I get into the Gypsy camp? What do I do there? 

You can't get into the Gypsy camp until you've saved the Gypsy. The camp is a 
valuable place for hints and clues. Crossing the Fortune Teller's palm with 
silver will give you information about the past and present. Be sure to ask 
about sacrifices when you get the chance. This is a good place to keep coming 
back to for more information later in the game. 


What do I do in the graveyard? 

From the Town Gate you need to walk South for two forest squares, East for two 
forest squares, then North. Later in the game you can find a passageway to the 
castle from the Borgov's crypt. Igor can help you get into the crypt after you 
do a favor for him. The Paladin can find some information about the Rusalka and 
avenge her death. 

How do I move the fallen tombstone? 

If you are a Fighter move it by brute force. As an alternative or if you are a 
Thief, Climb the tree. Use the rope from your inventory on the pulley and raise 
the Tombstone. If you are a Magic User you need to know how to spell relief. 

What do I do as Paladin in the graveyard to help the Rusalka? 

If you were sent on this quest by Piotyr and have talked to the Gypsies, you 
should have a good idea of what to do. Add her hair to the broom and sweep the 
correct grave. Fight and defeat the villan. 

How do I get into the Borgov's Tomb? 

Ask Igor for a key once you have helped him, or try some skills or spells. 

What do I do in the Borgov's Tomb? How do I get out of here? 

There is an entrance to a secret passageway to the castle in here. It is 
accessed by finding the Borgov crest on the floor and take a colorful approach 
to the problem. Think of the names of the colors and of whose crest it is. When 
you solve this puzzle, you will receive a key to a secret passageway to the 
castle. Look behind the rightmost coffin. 

How do I get out of the Borgov's Tomb? 

Shake hands with the Grim Reaper. 

-[ BABA YAGA ]- 

Where is the Baba Yaga's hidden hut? 

Baba Yaga's hut is hidden by a magical spell. Help the Leshy and he'll give you 
the magical phrase in a riddle, or visit the Gypsies after you've aided one and 
ask them about Baba. Once you know about the magic phrase (or know magic), go 
to the farthest southeast forest room. A Magic User can cast a couple of spells 
to get by the protective magic here. A Thief may be able to go over the 
barrier. If you are playing with other skills, click the talk icon on your 
character and say the magical phrase. Walk to the west. 

What does the Skull guard want? 

Bonehead really wants something to cover his bald spot. You will have to help a 
ghost's identity crisis first, then tell someone about his missing wife. If you 
visit them a couple of times after they are back together, you can get the 
thing you need to give the skull. 

Why does the hut run away from me? 

Because it was a big chicken! You'll need to bribe it with chickenfeed. Look 
around the town gate for some. 

Where do I find elderbury berries? 

When Baba Yaga sends you for elderbury pie, seek out the killer bush in the 
south of the central part of the forest. You'll need special tools to get the 

How do I get the elderbury berries? 

The Fighter and Thief will need to knock some berries off at long range, then 
lure the bush away from its position. You need to use the kind of lure a Gnome 
would really appreciate. Sneak around and get the berries. Magic Users only 
need to knock the berries off with a spell, then pick them up with another 

How do I make a pie? 

You can get the pie pan from the shop in town. To get the Grue Goo, you'll need 
an empty flask. Go to the slippery path near the Dark One's Cave. You'll find 
plenty of goo there. You can make bonemeal after you pick up a bone. You can 
find bones at the west edge of the swamp. Take the bones to Baba's hut and 
grind put them in the mortar. Use the pestle on the mortar to grind them. Use 
an empty flask to get the bonemeal. Mix all the ingredients together in 
inventory. To bake, click your mixture on one of the skulls. 

I've given Baba the pie. How do I get the Gnome's Humor back? 

You need to tell Baba about the Gnome by clicking on your character. She may 
not be too sympathetic, but she will help you. 

What else can I get from Baba Yaga? 

The way to Baba's heart is through her stomach. You'd better have a tasty (by 
her standards) bribe to feed her or you'll wind up in a stew. Almost anything 
nasty will do. Once fed, you can get some good information about the Dark One 
and a magical ritual you will need later in the game. As a Magic User you can 
also get a new spell from her. 


What should I do in the castle? 

If you are just exploring, you might learn a thing or two here. 

How can I find Tanya? 

Once you pass through the secret entrance into the castle, exit the room to the 
right. Go North in the next room and follow the stairs. The secret passageway 
in this room is behind the bookshelves. This takes you to the other side of the 
castle. Leave the room, take the stairs, and exit the next room to the left. 
These stairs will take you to Tanya's room. To leave the castle, go right 
through five rooms until you come to another set of bookshelves. This secret 
passage leads back to the other secret passage. Just go to the main passageway 
and out. 

How can I help Tanya? 

Win her confidence. Give her something she loves from home (the Domovoi should 
help you with it). You need to talk to the Gypsies about sacrifice in order to 
convince Tanya to go home with her. 

How do I escape the dungeon? 

If you are a Fighter, click the "do" icon on the chains to break them. As a 
Thief, use your Thief skills. For a Magic User, just spell it correctly. Once 
free from the chains check out the Iron Maiden for an escape route. 

How do I avoid being killed by Ad Avis in Katrina's room? 

Killing Katrina is not a wise thing to do while Ad Avis is still around. As 
long as she's still alive, he still needs you. Try awakening her with a kiss, 
or just talking to her. She won't be happy about it, but you won't be dead, 


How do I learn the Heart Ritual? 

If you are a Fighter, Paladin, or Thief, you need to defeat a powerful Wraith 
to obtain this Ritual. His mound is 3 screens south of the Town gate, 2 screens 
east, and then 3 more screens south. To defeat the Wraith, you will need 
protection from the Gypsies and a lot of practice building up your fighting or 
throwing skills. If you are a Magic User, you need to take Erana's Staff to the 
Faerie Folk. 

How do I learn the Blood Ritual? 

This is in the basement of the Monastery. You have no Madeira, m'dear, so try a 
little Amontillado instead. 

How do I learn the Breath Ritual? 

Your favorite hag from Spielburg has this one. Remember Baba Yaga? Be sure to 
bring something she might like to munch on when you visit her. 

How do I learn the Sense Ritual? 

It is hidden within the swamp. All roads lead to the Mad Monk's Tomb. If you're 
a Fighter/Paladin, make certain you are in tip-top physical strength before you 
try this. You are going to have to use brute force to get there. Thieves can 
use their Acrobatics to go from dry land to dry land. Magic Users have a spell 
made for this, but they'd better stay out of the way of the Grasping Hands. 
Once you make it there, you have a couple of nasty dudes who will try to keep 
you away from the tomb. When you have defeated them, use the Dark One's Sign on 
the Tomb to open it. Spell out the proper order of the rituals - Mouth, Bone, 
Blood, Breath, Sense, Heart, and Essence. Go North to leave the swamp. 

How do I learn the Bone Ritual? 

This is inside the Squid Rock near the Dark One's Cave. You will learn this 
from the Gypsies. You'll need to get a Will-o-wisp from the swamp first by 
luring it with candy and using a flask on it. Use your Will-o-wisp on the Squid 
Stone. The secret writing will be revealed. Touch your Dark One's Sign on the 
Stone and spell out the name of the Dark One (This is found in the Mad Monk's 
Diary at the Monastery Basement, or from the Gypsy camp when you have the final 
Fortune Reading.) 

How do I learn the Mouth Ritual? 

Katrina has this Ritual. It's how she got you out of the Dark One's Cave at the 
beginning of the game. 

How do I learn the Essence Ritual? 

You can find this ritual inside the Dark One's Cave. It is in a book guarded by 
the former Boyar of Mordavia, although he's not quite himself anymore. If you 
are a Fighter or Paladin, use your rope to get to the bottom of things, then 
put the last of the Borgov's out of his misery. The Thief needs to use some 
common skills to get down and out. The Magic User better do something to the 
Boyar to keep him relaxed before going down and across to the other side 

What are the Rituals about and why am I looking for them? 

Katrina will eventually get around to telling you about them. She wants to 
bring Darkness to the world. The rituals are used to summon the Dark One. The 
reason you want to find them, besides the fact you might die if you don't, is 
that only by doing all the rituals can the spirit of the Mage Erana be 
released, and the Dark One banished forever. 


How can I reach the Blood Altar? 

The Altar is the large bowl on the right of the picture. Follow the path as far 
as it goes, then climb up to the upper path -- if you are a Magic User, cast 
Levitate; anyone else can use the Rope and Grapnel. Click "Do" or Acrobatics on 
the lower shelf, then on the Altar platform, to get back to the Altar. Use the 
Blood Ritual on the Altar, and then the fun begins! Acid blood starts flowing 
throughout the cave; you need to get out without it killing you. 

How to escape the Blood Cave? 

If you are a Fighter use your Grapnel to climb up to the shelf just above the 
Altar. Push the large rock; it falls blocking the flow of acid from the Altar. 
Click "Do" on your rope to climb back down. Walk over to the lower path and 
out. If you are a Magic User cast Frost Bite on the spout of acid flowing from 
the Altar head. Cast another Frost Bite on the spout from the base of the 
Altar. Walk across the now-frozen blood and follow the path to the exit. If you 
are a Thief get back up to the upper shelf the same way you came down. Use 
Acrobatics to get to the central "island" and again to get to the main path. 

How do I perform the Breath Ritual? 

Go up to the Altar, the multi-tentacled statue on the left. Read the Breath 
Ritual for instructions. Save your game; there are some fun special effects if 
you blow on the tentacles out of order. To blow into a tentacle click the 
"hand" icon on it. Start with the rightmost tentacle on top. Click on the 
leftmost tentacle on the side. Then click on the center tentacle of the middle 
group. Finally click on the large black tentacle on top. Once you've completed 
the Ritual, the wind begins to blow. 

How do I escape the winds as a Fighter or Paladin? 

Grab one of the tendrils to the right of the screen. When your character is 
flung off onto the ground, run to the exit and out. Make sure you stay on the 
side of the screen closest to the exit, or the winds will catch you again. 

How do I escape the winds as a Magic User? 

Wait for a pause between breaths when your character is out of sight inside the 
lung valve. Cast a Calm spell. That buys a little time. Cast Open on the valve 
and race towards the exit before the wind starts up again. 

How do I escape the winds as a Thief? 

The Thief needs to take a page from the mime's book -- climb an invisible wall. 
When he is plastered up against the front of the screen, click the Hand 
anywhere towards the right. You will climb the "glass wall" in front in the 
direction you clicked. Once you climb down, run to the exit. Make sure you stay 
on the side of the screen closest to the exit, or the winds will catch you 

What do I do in the Sense Cave? 

At first, none of your senses seem to work. Walk around (try moving to the 
left) until you bump into something that gives you back your sense of touch. 
This will make it slightly easier to move without falling off the path. You can 
also click the Hand icon here and there to get a "feel" for what is in this 
cave. Once you can feel, work your way around to the left and up until you 
regain your sense of smell. Click the "hand" icon in various places to find out 
how things smell in here. With your smell restored, keep going up, then to the 
right, and your hearing will return. Use the "hand" icon to find out what 
things in this cave sound like. With your hearing restored, proceed to your 
right until you can see. Yuck, that was a giant nose you went through! Use the 
Eye icon to see what's in here. 

How do I use the Sense Ritual? 

If you have all of your senses, walk over to the Altar on the right. Use the 
Sense Ritual on the Altar. The cave will come to high-voltage life! The only 
trick now is how to get out of here alive. 

I'm a Fighter. How do I avoid getting burned? 

Start by playing Tarzan -- click your Grapnel on the horseshoe-shaped object 
(that's the stirrup of the ear). You'll swing down to the nose platform. Take a 
healing potion if you need one, then escape by timing the final dendrite 
cluster and running through it. You will probably take some damage, but hey, 
you're a macho, tough fighter! 

I'm a Magic User. How do I avoid lighting up like a Christmas tree? 

Summon Erana's Staff and cast Resistance; this will reduce the amount of damage 
you take. Try to time the "zaps" and avoid them. You can temporarily 
short-circuit any of the Dendrites by casting Lightning Ball at them. If you 
run out of Mana points, summon Erana's Staff; it will help restore your Mana. 

I'm a Thief. I don't want become Thief Toast! 

You'll have to be a swinger. Click your Grapnel on the horseshoe-shaped object 
(that's the stirrup of the ear). You'll swing down to the nose platform. Swing 
over the big cluster near the exit by clicking the Grapnel on the looped area 
at the base of the Altar. 


How do I defeat the Priest Horror in the Cave Pit? 

The Priest Horror is the toughest monster in the game. If you are a Magic User 
or a Thief, don't fight it -- use your spells or skills to get what you need 
from it. Above all, be very, very quiet. The problem for a Fighter or Paladin 
is getting close enough to damage the Horror. This requires a lot of patience. 
Keep ducking when it throws acid at you, then move forward just a bit and duck 
again. Once you get in close, wail on it with your sword until you take it out. 

What do I do in the Bone Cave? 

Light the Torches and replace your torch on the Altar. Touch the Bone Ritual on 
the Altar and take a good look at it. Use your Dark one's Sign on the Sand. Fit 
the bones to make the sign. Use the Bone Ritual on the Altar again. The Thief 
needs to really work fast to get out of the trap - Use your Acrobatics before 
it's too late. The Fighter needs to do what he does best -- attack the bone 
cage. The Magic User needs to make the bones brittle by applying some spells of 
opposite temperatures and then using a little force to break the bones. Get 
your magic torch before you go. 

What do I do in the the Heart Cave? 

You can't do anything here until you've completed the first four Rituals -- 
Bone, Blood, Breath, and Sense. Once you've done those, click the Heart Ritual 
on the Altar in the center. A new passage opens in the ceiling. Heal yourself 
to prepare for the final battle, then go up -- a Magic User can cast Levitate; 
other characters use the Grapnel on the new passageway and climb up. 


I'm a Magic User. How do I make sense of the Essence Cave? 

It's just you and Ad Avis, and he thinks he can block all of your spells. 
Summon Erana's Staff and use it to cast protective spells. Tell the Ultimate 
Joke. While Ad Avis is helpless, hit him with a Force Bolt. It won't hurt him, 
but it will knock him back. The Dark One does the rest. Click the Staff on the 
large glowing crystal to release Erana's spirit. 

I'm a Thief. I don't want an out-of-body experience in here! 

It's just you and Ad Avis, but you can't get to him quickly enough to keep him 
from knocking you into the void. Normal weapons won't hurt him, so get out 
Erana's Staff. It changes to something more useful in your hands, but you still 
don't have enough time. Buy time by telling the Ultimate Joke. While Ad Avis is 
helpless, use Acrobatics to finish him off in impressive fashion. Click the 
Staff on the glowing crystal to release Erana's spirit. 

I'm a Fighter or Paladin. I want to make certain a certain Undead Magic User 
never walks this world again! 

It's just you and Ad Avis, but you can't get to him. You've been in a situation 
a bit like this once before in Tarna, but this time you don't have a spear. 
Take out Erana's Staff -- it changes into the weapon you need! Ad Avis now has 
Vampire reflexes and will just knock it aside if you try to throw it. Tell him 
the Ultimate Joke. While the Vampire is helpless, use the Staff to destroy him 
once and for all. Click the Staff on the glowing crystal to release Erana's 

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