Ultima VII: The Black Gate
Kurse Dragon's Walkthrough
The Forge of Virtue and the Isle of Fire
Walkthrough and Help File
Oct 1996 Kurse Dragon
Table of Contents
A word about previous Ultima games
Arcadion, the demon, is trapped inside the mirror. He asks you to
free him and tells you of the Ether Gem. Go and ask Erethian about
the demon and the Ether Gem. Now you're ready to go to the Shrine
of Principles,in the north wing, and take the tests.
Test of Love
You will come out of the cave in a small clearing, and as you walk in you'll be teleported to a small hall. Follow it south to another clearing where a tree is growing out of a rock. This is the Stone of Castambre. Put the bucket down next to it (on the south side), and use your pick on the tree. The bucket will fill with blood. Pick it up, and go back to the golems. Use the bucket on all five of the stones. Read the scroll that fell out of the book.
Bollux will give
up his heart and drop it on his brothers body, then dies. Put the
heart into Adjhar's body, and read the scroll again. Presto! It is
aliiiiiive! Talk to him, and agree to help him, too. Go back to the
Stone of Castambre, and use the pick on the tree again. You should
get the heart you need. Then fill up the bucket as you did before.
Go back and perform the ritual to revive Bollux, as you did Adjhar.
What a happy pair. Talk to Adjhar and he will give you the Talisman
of Love, and teleport you back. You'll recieve a Dexterity of 30.
Test of Truth
Test of Courage
That opens the door to the next area. The third room is guarded by a drake. Kill it, and find the corpse of a female warrior. She has a glass sword. Go into the little metal room and look into the crystal ball. Put the glass sword in the platform, and after the crystal ball breaks, get the key to the next room. Go north through the door. If you continue north you will find a camp of trolls an a cyclopse. Kill them and take their food if you need it. Go back south down the hall a little ways and go into the room with the magic helm in it. Get it and head south. Kill the golems as you come to them. Tale the first pass south, if you continue east the passage is blocked by some giant bones. When you find the room with the ordinary helm in it, take it and replace it with the magic one. You should hear a door opening.
Take the ordinary helm
back to where you got the magic one and put it on the pedestal. Another
door opens. Head north again, through the troll and cyclops camp and
follow the passage east. You will come to a completely burned corpse
(it looks like an ash pile) with a magic axe. Go north through the door here, and meet the Dracothraxus! Talk to him, and get ready to
fight. There is another burnt body on the floor here with a glass
sword you can use to kill him. After he is defeated, take the Ether
Gem out of his mouth and go back to Erethian. Talk to him. He will
tell you about a weapon he tried to make once, an summon his blacksmith
equipment. Blacksmith, have you ever forged a weapon?
Forging of the Black Sword
You must do this before it starts to cool. Repeat this a few times until you realize it is to heavy to use as a sword. Now use it on the trough to cool it. Talk to Erethian about it being to heavy. He tells you that binding it to a magical source might help. How about the demon! Use the Ether Gem on the mirror to release Arcadion. With the sword in one hand, and the Ether Gem in the other, talk to the gem and tell it to bind to the sword. Ta Da! You now have the Black Sword, the most powerful sword in Brittania! The sword has some interesting powers you can use by talking to it (er, Arcadion). Magic, Fire, Death, and Return (to the Isle of Fire).
Go back to the Test of Courage and fight Dracothraxus. Use the sword's Death power on the dragon when you're standing close to it. Arcadion and Dracothraxus exchange a few words and the Dragon is killed, only to come back to life again. He leaves and opens the door to the north. Go through it and then through the moongate to get the Talisman of Courage. You recive a Strength of 30. The statue of the warrior will tell you to get the Talisman of Infinity.
Banishing the Dark Core
If you use the Orb, you can use the sword's Return power to get back. Put a lens on each side of the Dark Core, and make sure the torches are lit on the walls. Put the talismans you have on the Dark Core (in the shape of a pie with a piece missing). Erethian will pop in and try to stop you, but his magic fizzles and he dies. The Talisman of Infinity will appear where the piece was missing, and the Dark Core will enter the void. Mission Complete!
Now that you're done