You can only save your game in the temple in the beginning.
When you have reach the holy pagoda, you can find a device
that let you save the game anywhere you like.
Don't waste your spell points casting healing spells when
you are near any town. Just save your game in the temple
when your hit points is low. After that go out to get
killed (shouldn't be difficult). The game will be restored
when you get killed. Upon restoring the game, you will be
given FULL hit points. This is useful when you are low in
cash and level. Note that poison is not removed when you
restore the game, but there is no need to cast spell to
remove it because the enemies will poison you again and