Apprentice mode solution
Get the Spell of Release from Daelon. Your character may
need to wander until they are available.
Go to the Barren Rocks and take the left pathway. Use the
Spell of Release to get the Crystal of Kaldar.
Get the Spell of Seeing from Daelon. Go to the Treefolk
Forest and get the Wood Elf Staff. Go to the Fairy Circle.
Cast a Spell of Seeing, and give the Fairies the Wood Elf Staff.
Go to the Crystal Castle and use the Crystal of Kaldar on
the tigers. Enter the Crystal Castle and go to the back room.
Take the Black Mace.
Exit and go to the Marsh Wastes. Cast a Spell of Seeing and
follow the sign to Illes.
Go to the Shimmering Oasis and then to the Temple of Cindra.
Then go to the West Sea Coast and use the Black Mace on the
Devil Fish. Go to the East Sea Coast and head toward the
Use the Crystal of Kaldar to get past the Plague Magician.
Enter the main door to the Keep and take the Bloodsword.
Go to the Valley of the Argent Kings and then to Drakesblood's Palace.
Follow the crowns above the door until your character enters the throne
room. Use the Blood Sword to slay Drakesblood to complete the quest.
Wizard mode solution
Note: This solution is listed by major location, then by sub-location
in partial chronological order.
Center of Glendoe
Listen to the two women. If the blind beggar in the Outskirts of Glendoe
has not been healed, do not go to The Guildhall.
Outskirts of Glendoe
Use the Spell of Seeing to heal the blind beggar. This will allow access
to the Haunted Waterfalls from The Guildhall.
Do not enter until the blind beggar has been healed.
If your character arrived from Daelon's Mansion, then nothing happens.
If your character arrived from The Guildhall, all lives will be restored.
If your character arrived from Skylar's Temple, the power of Tide Control
will be granted to allow access to the Sea Dwellers' Pavilion.
The Troglitots will give hints on Tide Control and the Crystal of Kaldar.
Do not travel here.
Take the Wood Elf Staff from the Wood Elves when they offer it.
Use a Spell of Seeing to make the Fairies appear. Give them the Wood Elf
Staff (see Treefolk Forest). Do not go to the Crystal Castle without the
Crystal of Kaldar.
Use the Crystal of Kaldar (see Barren Rocks) to defeat the Crystal Tigers.
Interior of Crystal Castle
Selecting the book will display the game credits. Use the Onyx Seal (see
Dunespeople Camp Site) to get into the room containing the Black Mace.
Once in the room, take the Black Mace.
Listen to the woman for clues.
Nordon the Huntsman will greet your character with various clues.
Use the Cold Fire (see Marsh Wastes) to defeat the Mist Monsters.
Use a Spell of Understanding to read the ancient runes on the rock.
The path straight ahead leads back to the Outskirts of Glendoe while
the path that veers to the left will take your character to the Crystal
Crystal of Kaldar
Use a Spell of Release on the Crystal and it will come to your character.
Use the Crystal of Kaldar to defeat the Crystal Tigers at the Crystal
Castle and to dispel the Plague Magician.
Do not travel here. Your character will be wounded.
Use a Spell of Seeing to gain access to the Open Desert and Illes. Until
then, your character cannot get into Illes without dying. Pick up the
Cold Fire on the ground. It is needed to defeat the Mist Monsters at
the Barren Rocks.
Bogs on the Moors
Do not travel here.
Daelon will give your character spells after a sufficient amount of
time has passed. A good order to take the spells is: Seeing, Release,
Understanding, and Travel. The Spell Of Release is used to get the
Crystal of Kaldar, and the Spell of Understanding is used to get the
Use the Crystal of Kaldar if the Plague Magician is encountered in the
forest. If your character does not have the Crystal he will be wounded.
Do not stay here too long or your character will die. If a Spell of
Seeing has not yet been cast in the Marsh Wastes, the path will not
be visible and your character will die immediately.
Show the women here the Talisman Scepter (see Temple of Cindra). They
will give your character the Enchanted Bow. Do not take the Enchanted
Bow until it is offered.
Do not touch the water here. Your character will be killed.
Temple of Cindra
Do not travel here until your character has the Black Mace (see Crystal
Temple of Cindra: Left Door
This leads to Torlock's secret hiding place. If your character does not
have the Black Mace, he will die. If your character has the Black Mace,
use it to send Torlok out of the Temple.
Temple of Cindra: Front Door
If Torlok has not been sent away from his hiding place behind the Left
Door of the Temple of Cindra, there will be nothing of value inside the
temple. The door on the right will lead to your sacrifice. The priests
will give your character the Talisman Scepter when he leaves the Temple
after it has been freed of Torlok's evil influence.
The Dunespeople want to see the Talisman Scepter (see Temple Of Cindra).
Since your character will not have it initially, use a Spell of
Understanding. This will lead to the Onyx Seal that is used to get the
Black Mace in the Crystal Castle. Do not return to the Dunespeople
Campsite until your character has the Talisman Scepter.
Your character will meet Maluki here.
Maluki will offer hints as well as restore full health.
Daelon will transmit an image of himself to offer some hints.
Hills Above Desert
The Bridgekeeper wants the Silver Wheat (see Burial Ground of the
Argent Kings), the harvest of the Argent Kings.
This is the most involved quest of the game, and is timed. First,
go to the Haunted Waterfalls to get Tide Control. Then go to the
Sea Dwellers' Pavilion to get the Golden Chalice. Go back to
Drakesblood's Palace to get the Silver Wheat again for the bridgekeeper.
Be wary of the Devil Fish on the West Sea Coast unless your character
has the Enchanted Bow. The Clock Room teleporter in Drakesblood's
Palace may be used to travel quickly if necessary. Once the Golden
Chalice is returned to Skylar, he will give your character the Hunting
West Sea Coast
Watch out for the Devil Fish. Use the Enchanted Bow to pass without
harm. Use the Black Mace to pass after being wounded. Without either
weapon, the Devil Fish will kill your character
Sea Dwellers' Pavilion
Your character can only travel here by using Tide Control (see Haunted
Waterfalls, Skylar's Temple). Tide Control is activated by clicking on
the Tide Control Rock in the bottom right corner of the screen. The Sea
Dwellers will give your character the Golden Chalice to return to Skylar.
If thieves steal your character's pouch, remember the current location.
Then go to the Dunespeople Campsite where your character will be told to
return to the location where the pouch was stolen. Return there to sneak
up on the thieves. Use the small rock on them.
If the Sand Devils appear, quickly use a Spell of Release.
If the Plague Magician is encountered again in Illes, use the Crystal
of Kaldar. Without it, he will kill your character.
East Sea Coast
Daelon transmits his image and gives hints.
The Crystal of Kaldar is needed to escape from the traps around this
Black Keep: Entrance Path
Use the Crystal of Kaldar to defeat the Plague Magician. Otherwise, he
will kill your character. When the top of the path is reached, use the
Hunting Horn or Crystal of Kaldar to defeat the Lizard Men. Note that
the Crystal will be lost if used here and will not be accessible again
in the game.
Black Keep: Left Door
Use the Hunting Horn (See Skylar's Temple) to enter this door Once inside,
cast a Spell of Understanding to get the Runes of Iscar. This is the last
item needed to defeat Drakesblood.
Black Keep: Main Door
This leads to the Blood Sword that is needed to harvest the Silver Wheat
and kill Drakesblood.
Valley of the Argent Kings
Use the Orb of Mobus (see Hedge Maze) to get the Pentacle Coins. When
given to Drakesblood, they will allow access to the Burial Grounds.
The dead sometimes appear to aid the weary traveler. This is also the
exit to the Hedge Maze.
Use the Enchanted Bow to find the Orb of Mobus. The Bow
will disappear used here. Another one may be obtained by
returning to the Desert Oasis. The Orb can be obtained by
walking through the maze without the using Bow, but it is
very difficult and not recommended.
The wizards and inhabitants of the palace do not consider
your character a threat and will allow him free movement.
Drakesblood's Palace: Harp Room
There are several exits here. Going upstairs will lead to
the Princess' Room. The corner doorway will lead to the
Clock Room, and the doorway with the crown above it will
lead to the Banquet Hall.
Drakesblood's Palace: Princess' Room
The Princess will give advice. The right door leads back
to the Harp Room. The middle door leads to the Tapestry
Room, and the left door with the crown above it leads to
the Banquet Hall.
Drakesblood's Palace: Banquet Hall
Corrupt wizards will offer their snide remarks. The high
door leads to the Princess's Room, the smaller lower right
door leads back to the Harp Room and the door with the
crown above it leads to the Throne Room.
Drakesblood's Palace: Clock Room
This room serves as a teleporter to either the East Sea
Coast (right archway) or to Daelon's Mansion (left archway).
Note that this is the only way to leave Iscar without passing
by the Devil Fish or using a Spell of Travel.
Drakesblood's Palace: Tapestry Room
Use the Orb on the tapestry to get a preview of Kingdom:
Shadoan. The door to the left of the tapestry returns to
the Harp Room or to the Wizards' Chambers if your
character's pouch has been stolen. The other door always
leads back to the Harp Room.
Drakesblood's Palace: Throne Room
Your character can leave alive by only two methods. Give
the Pentacle Coins to Drakesblood for access to the Burial
Ground Of The Argent Kings. The other option is to complete
the quest by using the Runes of Iscar, and then the Blood
Sword to slay Drakesblood.
Drakesblood's Palace: Wizards
If your character's items were stolen in the palace by the
wizards, they can be found by returning to the tapestry
room and exiting through the door on the left. Pull the
rope when the wizards are sleeping.
Burial Ground Of The Argent Kings
Use the Blood Sword to harvest the Silver Wheat. The only
way to reach this location is to bribe Drakesblood in his
palace with the Pentacle Coins.