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Walkthrough & Help File
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Spoiler Warning: The first section with general tips contains no spoilers. Nor does the section on sorcery later on. The rest is a walkthrough and contains lots of spoilers. Don't read it unless you're really at a dead end -- Its more fun to solve it for yourself.

Content of this file:

General Hints: Non Spoilers

Get the Patch!

Origin Systems has released a major patch to the orignal version of Ultima VIII. It makes the original game more playable and more fun. The patch is included with later versions of the game.

Combat:

  • To Increase your strength and dexterity, go into combat mode and swing your sword for a while. When you hear the funny noise it means one of your abilities has increased. This may not work everywhere. One place it works is on top of the Palace in Tenebrae, near the teleport pad.
  • Try not to take on more than one creature at a time in melee... You'll never manage to swing your sword unless they're really weak. They'll keep hitting you and knocking you down.

Note on directions:

North is up and right. South is down and left. East is down and right. West is up and left.

Locations:

In my copy of the game you can find four numbers representing your location. I don't know how useful this is, but I've included the numbers here anyway.

Theft:

Stealing things in Tenebrae can get interesting. Its okay -- in fact its often necessary -- just don't get caught. Take it from Lord British's mouth: "Stealing is okay, if done right." The resident sorcerer doesn't take well to thievery. Make sure everyone is far enough off screen before you take something... And if you're not sure, save your game first. Interesting effects though...

Assorted Tips:

  • Read every book you come in contact with. Most are entertaining, many give important clues. Careful though... There's always tricks of the trixter vol. 1
  • Talk to everybody and explore everything that can be said. Take notes if you read something that looks important -- a good many vital clues are -not- repeated. If it sounds like it might be important, write it down... And follow up on it when you can't think of what to do next.
  • A pile of wood (the necromancy reagent) is not the same as a stick. The Necromancer wants you to get him a stick. The spells you prepare require piles of wood.
  • Intelligence can be increased by casting spells. Just do it a lot.

Spoilers begin here. Do not read on if you wish to figure things out for yourself. Although, you may wish to read places -- Sometimes they're near impossible to find, and saying where the places are out of context doesn't give much away... Other than a long, annoying, and pointless search.

Places:

  • The jail is under the palace in Tenebrae, through the door that says "Authorized Personnel Only"
  • Aramina lives in a house in East Tenebrae with a wooden railing around the top.
  • Spirits roam in the northern part of West Tenebrae beside a burnt out house. There's a tree on the southeast side.
  • The study is in the southwest corner of the Tenebrae palace.
  • The tomb is the building you meet Vividos in, in the graveyard.
  • The huge double doors to the home of the Mountain King are in Stone Cove. Stone Cove is the only exit you can get out of other than the one you came in, before meeting Lithos.
  • Argentrock Isle, Carthax Lake, and Daemon's Crag can all be reached via side doors in the cave between the upper catacombs and Stone Cove.
  • The Pits of Death can be reached either via the lower catacombs or via the other door in Stone Cove.
  • Unlimited necromancy reagents may be found in Stone Cove.

Walkthrough Contents:

  1. Begining of the game
  2. Tenebrae
  3. The Tomb of Khumash Ghor
  4. Carthax Lake
  5. Argentrock Isle
  6. Daemon's Crag
  7. Pits of Death
  8. Ethereal Void

Walkthrough:

After the guardian drops you in the water, you are rescued by a fellow named Devon. He invites you to take any of his stuff, tells you a little about pagan, and observes that something is happening on the docks. He also recommends you see Bentic in the library for more information. Grab the bedroll and the basket (empty the basket). Then, head west along the shore until you reach the docks. Before going on the docks, get the jewelry box and dagger from one of the barrels.

The Execution:

Climb the stairs to the docks. You will watch a fellow named Toran be executed. Lady Mordea, tempest and ruler of Tenebrae, orders his body dumped in the ocean. (This means that the soul goes to Hydros, titan of water, instead of Lithos, titan of earth. Following the execution, you introduce yourself to the guard. Then, you'll want to head north into Tenebrae.

Tenebrae:

Things to do: Visit the Library, Take stuff, Visit the Necromancer, Visit the Plateau, get the Slayer (a magic mace), Visit Devon in Jail, get the Tear of Seas.

Visit the Library:

From the entrance near the docks, head north to the road just before the guardhouse. Then head east into east Tenebrae (Under the arch in the wall). Follow the road north going west and east as necessary until you reach the arch back into central Tenebrae. The building just east is the library. Go inside. Go upstairs and speak to Bentic. He will tell you about Pagan and suggest you visit Mythran at the plateau. He also suggests you visit the Necromancer.

Visit Mythran at the Plateau:

Get money before you go.

Go to the castle in central Tenebrae. Before heading to the plateau, visit the teleport pad on the roof. The platform will raise and light. Now, head north out of the palace and out of Tenebrae. Follow the dirt path north past several houses and the west to the cave. (9919,19775,8,7)

Enter the cave. Head west and south until you get to some water. Jump across the water via the stones. (Save first -- water is deadly.) Jump up to the and head south at the ledge. Go past the lightening gate, and then west. Climb up this ledge as well. Continue west past a lever and across a rope bridge. Pull the levers until the bottom ones are towards you and the top ones are away. When you get the earthquake, go back to the lever you passed before crossing the bridge.

Pull the lever. Then go south through the opening gates. Continue heading south falling off of two ledges, and then exit the cave.

Head south until you get to a path. Follow the path south until you get to a house to the west. Enter Mythran's house. Talk to Mythran and buy a scroll of opening portals. He'll also give you a potion and the recall item. The recall item lets you teleport to various teleport pads. Visit the one in his house before you leave. He also tells you all about Pagan and Magic. Also get Korghin's Fang (a magical dagger) from the storeroom below. When you're done, use the recall item to return to Tenebrae.

Visit Devon in Jail:

After you become the Necromancer's Apprentice, a guard will stop you and inform you that Bentic (The scholar) rests with the Lurker, and Devon (The fellow who rescued you from the water) has been thrown in jail. If you ask why, the guard will suggest that you ask Devon for yourself.

Return to the palace in Central Tenebrae and go down the stairs in the west part of the castle. Pull the lever beside the door with the sign "Authorized Personnel Only". Go inside, and talk to Devon. He doesn't know why he's been imprisoned and asks you to go find Salkind and ask.

Salkind is with Lady Mordea as usual, and he mentions that he keeps charges and what not in his log book. You can find his log book in his house in East Tenebrae -- The one with the stone wall around it.

If you go read the log book, it mentions that the confiscated research of Bentic's has been secured in the evidence chamber down in the dungeon beneath the castle. So, head back there. The evidence room is the small room with no doors. Use Mythran's scoll to open it. You can't get the book, but you can read it. Surprise surprise.

When you finish with the journal, three guards will arrest you and take you to the docks where Devon awaits execution. Let a few folks in on the surprise, and watch Lady Mordea get what she deserves.

Devon will leave for a while, promising to return. In fact, he returns after Hydros is free.

After he returns and Pyros is free, you can ask him for the Tear of Seas. He'll give you a key to the chest in the south west corner of the palace.

Take Stuff in Tenebrae:

Warning: Don't take stuff when there's someone watching. Doing so will result in flaming death.

South Castle Guardpost:
Continue heading north from the docks until you're under the archway of the guardpost. (13734,13586,96,40) Enter the building to the west. The key opens the chest. Get the flask of oil if you want it. Then head upstairs, get the two scrolls of trap destruction, and head to the east building. Pick up the leather armor and head downstairs. This chest is trapped, so stand as far away from it as you can, or use a scroll. Get the helmet, bag, and potions.

North Castle Guardpost (13146,4478,48,40):
Get inside by jumping up to the archway from below. To the north on a desk on the bottom level you'll find a keyring. In the desk is a bag with coins. South on the lower level in the chest are some arm guards, leather armor, and a long sword. Watch out, the chest is trapped.

Tenebrae Palace (13022,11042,48,40)
In east Tenebrae in Salkind's house (The one with a stone fence around it), get a key from under the vase in the northwest corner of the building, cast aerial servant to get the chest out of the locked room, and open it. Inside are 300 obsidian coins and some scrolls.

Get the Slayer:

East and then south of Tenebrae, there's a small shack with a gem in the center. Go near the gem and you fall through the floor. Work your way through the dungeon to get the slayer.

Visit the Necromancer:

The visit with the Necromancer and subsequently with the Mountain King is long and linear. I've broken it into these subheads: Retrieve the Dagger, Become an Aprentice, Seek the dead Necromancers, Seek the Mountain King, Inter Lothian.

Retrieve the Dagger:

Head east out of central Tenebrae and continue east out of east Tenebrae. Head north along the road until you pass under the wall and into the graveyard. Follow the dirt path north and east to the Necromancer's house. Go upstairs and speak to Vividos until he tells you about the dagger that Mordea stole.. Offer to get it back. Return to Central Tenebrae.

Borrow a clock and sleep until bloodwatch. Then go to east Tenebrae and find a house with the wooden railing around the top. (16772,16668,48,41) It will be locked if its not Bloodwatch. Enter and talk to Aramina. Keep talking to her until she gives you the key you need to get the dagger. She will want you to mention her to Devon when you get a chance.

Return to the castle, and go to the throne room. Get the key to Mordea's chambers from under the skull cushion. Caution: If she's asleep in there, stay as far away as you can so as not to wake her. Open the closet and the chest and get the dagger from the jewelry box in the chest. Return to Vividos and give him the dagger. Watch the ceremony.

Become an Apprentice:

After Lothian's death ceremony, talk to Vividos. He is now the Necromancer. He will ask you if you would like to become an apprentice Necromancer. If so, he will tell you to fetch him some executioner's hood from a place of danger and sticks from where spirits roam.

To get the hood, follow the dirt path back through the archway and then head east, perpendicular to the road. You will have to go south 5 or ten steps too. You will find a pit with changelings in it (shown above). At the center is an island of sorts with executioner's hood on it.

To get the sticks, Teleport to Central Tenebrae and head west into west Tenebrae. You will find the sticks under a tree in the northwest area. (15150,3050,56,39) There will be a ghost and a burnt out building nearby (See above). Get the sticks. With the patch installed, the "sticks" are called "Dead Man's Elbow" instead.

Return to Vividos. The guard will inform you along the way that Devon and Bentic were arrested and that you are under suspicion. Drop all but one of the hood before you talk to Vividos. You don't need the sticks. Vividos will give you the key of the caretaker. When you place the proper reagents in a bag and use the key on the bag, an icon for a necromancy spell will be created. Go upstairs and read the book that has Open Ground and Speak with the Dead in it. Collect some Reagents too.

Seek the Dead Necromancers:

Leave Vividos, go south past the fence, and circle it to the north. Head north past a gate with fire mushrooms and a ghost. Enter the building, go down the center aisle and cast open ground. Head north into the catacombs.

Go north past the double doors. Go north to the gate and hit the switch closest the gate. Go through the gate and head east. Don't mess with the flame thrower, continue heading east. Head north at the first passage. Get the key from the second corpse with a sign by him. (The Master of the Keys)

Go east watching the north passageways... One will have a fence and a sign. Head west and the north past the lava, then east as far as you can go. head south... To the west will be a door and a sign that says 'Towards fate do you travel'. Remember this place. Head south and then east. From this point on, watch for water on the floor: If you read the scrolls on the dead architect later on, they'll warn about the water weakening the mortar on the floor.

Circle north past the architect. Head south then east and take the second passage north. There's a building here with a ghoul inside. Open the door and fall through the floor to the second level.

Get reagents out of the barrels and make some deathspeaks. Five or six. Head north and west. Watch for falling rock. Head south then west to the first Necromancer. Cast death speak. He teaches you Mask of Death. Return east then north, and then go east until you can't anymore and north to a ledge. Climb up, cast Mask of Death, and climb down the other side. Head north and west past the daemons. (Unless you think you can handle daemons.)

Head north and east. The next Necromancer is to the west. He teaches you stone flesh. Head north until the passage goes west. Cast stone flesh and head west. Circle west, south, and then east (long) to the next necromancer. He'll teleport you. Go past the lightning gates. Jump the chasm, and talk to the next necromancer. He'll teleport you too.

Head east to the green area and enter the throne area. You'll be teleported again. Head south, jumping the water where the ghoul is. Get the magic armor on the pedestal but avoid the pit. Head west to the lava and get the key off the skeleton. Circle the lava east and north and jump across to the island. Head Northwest and jump east to the small island. You'll be transported again.

Head generally west and south at a high velocity until you reach the next necromancer. He gives you the resist death spell and teleports you. Follow the cave staying north and east as possible. You'll come upon a flame that you have to pass, presumably with withstand death. Try rock flesh instead. Save first though. Follow the cave to the next necromancer. He gives you create golem. Exit up the stairs and jump down into the catacombs.

Seek the Mountain King:

From the crypt after exiting from the necromancers, follow the catacombs south to a door and pass through it. Navigate your way generally south and west through the cave until you get out. Don't worry about the doors you can't unlock. Do worry about the gates.

Once outside you're in Stone Cove. Sidenote: Reagents. All necromancy reagents can be found in Stone Cove. They come back when you move away and return. Executioner's hood is by the big stone doors. Wood is in the wooded area just south of there. Dirt is near the lake south of that. Blackmoor is southwest of the lake. Blood is east of the lake. Bone is north of the blood and east of the wood.

Create a golem and have him open the doors to the mountain king. (The big double doors). Enter. Head north and east to a walled in area. Jump the wall and pull the lever. Jump back and pull the one outside. Return south and then go west. Cross the chasm on the disappearing blocks. Jump down and cross the chasm on the moving blocks. Cross the disappearing blocks north and then west. Head north into the force shields area. Head north until you get to the chest. The key opens the door back south and west. The gem of protection prevents the force fields from harming you.

Head south and west through the door. Follow the cave south, west, south, then east, and cross the lake to the island to get a key from a skeleton. Return to the fire mushrooms and go north. At the lake, it may be easier to circle to the west, jumping once than to jump across the stones.

Head due north. Take the second narrow passageway west. You'll know you have the right one because a stalactite will fall in the entrance. Jump the water and unlock the north door. Run -- don't walk -- west. Jump on the moving platforms. You'll have to jump diagonally from the first to the second. From the second you can jump all the way to shore.

Head northwest and visit the mountain king! Then, head back south and visit the teleport plate to activate it. Return to Vividos and ask how to inter Lothian.

Inter Lothian:

Return to Vividos in the graveyard. He'll ask you about your trip to the mountain king and then instruct you to inter Lothian. Exit the building, and go northeast inside the fence. Double click on Lothian to inter her. Return to Vividos, and he'll give you the real key of the scion. (Keep talking to him until he does.)

Once you have become the Scion, Vividos tells you to visit the birthplace of Moriens as your pilgrimage. This has been widely rumored to be a dead lead, but Moriens' birthplace does in fact exist. Proceed towards the tomb of Khumash Ghor.

Tomb of Khumash Ghor:

Make sure you have Mythran's door opening scroll before you enter here.

In the catacombs, enter the door beside the sign that says 'Towards fate do you travel" using the key of the scion (With the patch installed, this plaque will read "Moriens Birthplace"). Follow the cave around to five levers. Figure out the lever puzzle. It seems to change... Save your game first.

Unlock the doors to the north. Head up that way, and go east. The chest is trapped. Inside is the skull of quakes (usuable in the upper catacombs). Go back west and then north. Hidden just next to the wall on the east side is a pad that will open the gate. Go through, jump the chasm with water, and cast open ground before the grave.

Fall through. Head west and then north through the doorway. Head east. Move the skeleton on top of the raise pedestal to open the gate near the rolling spheres. Get both keys in this area and the jump over the light beam. Head east.

You will see a Tower of Hanoi problem in the form of stairs. (If you're having trouble figuring it out, visit your local library. The Tower of Hanoi is a classical problem in mathematics and computer science. Its also a favorite "brain teaser.") Then, climb the stairs and cast Rock Flesh to get past the lights.

If you'd prefer, you can skip the lights and the tower by using two golems to open a door just to the east, and a door north of that. Either way you end up before the door to the temple.

Unlock the big doors and enter the temple. Get the key from under the skeleton. Go back and get the Zealan ceremonial shield near the grave you fell through. You can unlock all the doors now using the key you found. Return to the temple and place the shield on the platform. The Zealan deities will instruct you to recover an artifact from Khumash Ghor. Open the door to Khumash Ghor's tomb with Mythran's scroll.

Go inside, and cast Grant Peace to kill the ghost. Get the Obelisk Tip. Return and talk to the Zealans again. They'll explain about the Tip and how it can help you. Return to the surface. On the way, go south and east of the "Fate" door, to a place where a skeleton on an altar is covered by four square stones. Just west of that is a glowing red spot. Use the skull of quakes there, and go down to activate the teleport pad.

Carthax Lake:

Go through the catacombs as if to the mountain king, but in the cave watch for a narrow passage south and east. Go through this and through the door at the south of this and you will be at carthax lake. (You'll need the key of the scion. )

Circle the lake to the west, and cross the land bridge from the south to reach Hydros' defiled temple. (You'll have to jump once or twice, but its not difficult) Talk to her. She'll ask you to free her. (If she tells you that you suck instead, go visit the tomb of Khumash Ghor first.)

Near the southwest of the lake area, there is a cave. Go inside. Run past the troll, hang a right, and climb the wall. Proceed north to the wall with the gate. Pull the southern lever and climb through. Pass the troll and go through the next gate. Hang a left and then follow the passage around to the right until you pass through another doorway. A short distance north of here, you'll find Alexis' grave.

The grave seals the waters off, preventing them from reaching Carthax Lake. Cast open ground to free the waters. Then return to Hydros... She's real nice, isn't she.

If you return to Tenebrae, you'll find the Devon has returned and is powerless. He directs you to seek out the sorcerers.

Argentrock Isle:

Go through the catacombs as if to the mountain king, but in the cave watch for a locked door to the east. Unlock it with the key of the scion. Exit and wander over to Argentrock Isle.

Talk to Stellos about joining the order. He sends you to Brother Xavier. Brother Xavier tells you of the tests of wisdom and centeredness. Some of the answers to the test of wisdom are: What to do when you come upon a battle: choice 1. Welcome the child home. Remain quiet during the bragging. Honesty is most important. Wisdom>brawn choice 2.

The test of centeredness is to the west of the city. You can't miss it. Stay near the center and walk towards the center when the wind gusts.

Return to Xavier. He'll send you back to Stellos. Stellos gives you the key to the silver beneath the monastery. You'll have to take the silver to the blacksmith Korick in Tenebrae to construct the foci. Then return and place them on the altar of focus in the monastery.

Go beneath the monastery via the stairs near the back. Collect 8 pieces of silver. Use Mythran's scroll to open the building without doors and get the protector sword.

Return to Tenebrae. Visit Korick the Blacksmith in West Tenebrae. He'll make the Foci for you. Return to Argentrock Isle. Place each focus on the monastery altar in turn. Talk to Stellos again. He tells you to go back under the monastery. Go back down and head west. Use aerial servant to bring the wounded torax to you, and restoration to heal it.

Go speak with Stellos. He'll direct you to find the truth of a situation. So, cast hear truth and speak with everyone. Torwin took it, so go see him at Windy Point. Bye bye Torwin. Return to Stellos. He directs you to make the leap. So, do it and work your way up to Stratos.

If you cast reveal here, you'll see the Breath of Air. Don't take it if you value your spells. Return and get this last when you're ready to enter the ethereal void. Stellos will tell you about the casting reveal bit when you return the island.

Daemon's Crag:

Note: You'll want to free Hydros and speak to Stratos before coming here.

Go to the area in the caves past the catacombs where you found Carthax Lake. Head north through a zapper doorway, and then follow the cavern along the south to a door. When you pull the lever, one slides up and the other down. You'll have to block one somehow while pulling the lever. I did this by standing on one of them and using aerial servant to pull the lever.

Use the key of the Scion to open the door. Pass through, and you'll see the Lava River. Pit stop: Note that your recall item no longer works. Nor will it work anywhere within the sorcerer's domain -- even though there's a teleport pad that will take you to the sorcerer's area.

One of the sorcerer's will speak to you once you go far enough. He'll tell you to cross to where he is. Use the airwalk spell, and jump across. Circle south and then follow the river north past the waterfalls, and the south and west into Daemon's Crag.

Speak to Acolytes Bane and Vardion, gaining their trust and Truenames. Give whichever one you want the other's truename... Bane has lied to you, Vardion has insulted you. Both seek the other's death. Do as you will.

Practice spellcasting in the library, and then go take the test. Make sure you have the reagents and candles you need beforehand. When the test begins, you'll need to prepare Flash, Flamebolt, and Endure Heat in that order, in Vardion or Bane's presence.

Go north through the double doors. Run past the daemons or banish them. Speak with daemon #3, down the stairs. You'll need to prepare the following spells, preferably not single doses: Armor of Flame, Banish Demon, Endure Heat, Extinguish, and Flash.

Proceed west into the test.

To the East lies the test who's plaque reads "Vas Sanct Flam". Cast it and run. Get the magic shield and the blue symbol.

To the South lies the test who's plaque reads "An Flam". Proceed, being careful of the fire mushrooms. (Armor of Flames is useful against these.) When you get to the burning pentacle, cast extinguish on each candle. Take the magic helm and the blue symbol.

To the West on the south side lies a pentacle and a mean fellow. Kick his tail if you want. Some goodies in the chest... Including the Conflagration spell and some rods.

To the West on the north side lies the test who's plaque reads "Sanct Flam." Run past the monsters (look carefully for where you can pass between the rocks.) When you get to the lava, cast endure heat and walk across. Take the magic armor and the blue symbol from the chest.

To the North lies the test who's plaque reads "Flam Por". Use Flash to get past the rolling balls, and Armor of Flames to tolerate the fire mushrooms. Get the sword and the blue symbol.

Return to the teleport at the center of the area. Teleport as if going back after talking to the Daemon and you'll reach the inner sanctum. The master will tell you to cast Flame Bolt, Explosion, and summon demon at him. Prepare these spells if necessary, and also banish demon. Cast them at the Master, in order. Make sure you have an ignite and a red candle in your possession too. Once you cast the three spells at him, he'll summon a demon which you have to banish. Then he'll take you to Pyros' summoning.

After the summoning, return to the master, and kill him. Its easier if you kill him while you're at the edge of the screen since he won't attack you. effectively. Take the tongue of flame from him. Read the book he has, and read the book in the chest. This tells you about the Tear of Seas, and also the other items.

Finally, free the fire titan. The book on the Master's body tells you how. Return to Tenebrae.

The Pits of Death:

Take the small door from the stone cove instead of the large double doors to the mountain king. You can also get here by taking the door from the upper catacombs which says "To Lower Catacombs", but this is considerably easier.

Head southwest until you reach a building. You can get a key to this door deeper within this dungeon on a dead body by a sign which says "Mythian Conventicler" or some such. If you don't want to go find that, you can cast create golem from the north side and have the golem break down the door, or you can climb the wall in the southeast corner.

Go to the grave and cast open ground. You'll find the Hearth of the Earth, which is used to bind Lithos.

The Ethereal Void:

Once you have the five blackrock items: The Obelisk Tip, the Heart of Earth, the Breath of Wind, the Tear of Seas, and the Tongue of Flame, you'll be ready to finish the game. Make sure that both Hydros and Pyros have been released. Then, go talk to Mythran about re-forming the Obelisk. He'll teach you the Ethereal Travel spell. Cast it, andyou'll be in the Ethereal Void. Note that if you get really stuck in one of the four sections, you can use the Ethereal Travel spell to return to the void.

To defeat Stratos, take the south walkway and enter the doorway. You'll be transported to Stratos' domain.

Head north... You'll have to jump a few stones. Ignore the magic armors (The floor will fall away) and continue heading north. When you get to Stratos, ignore the winds and use the Breath on her. You must've forgotten your mouthwash...

To defeat Lithos, take the east walkway and enter the doorway. You'll be transported to Lithos' domain.

Don't climb the ledge immediately in front of you... Go west a few paces and climb it there and proceed north. Follow the caves north and westerly. Watch for pit traps! Eventually, you'll reach a fence and some lava. Cast endure heat and walk past the lava.

Continue west, then north. Head west again, and you'll reach some lava and jumping stones. Jump across and run generally south and west. Pass an area where you have to jump down and then back up again. Continue west and south, past all kinds of falling rock. You'll reach Lithos shortly. Use the Heart to capture him.

To defeat Pyros, take the west walkway and enter the doorway. You'll be transported to Pyros' domain.

Head north and west, and jump the lava. Head north until you reach a star with pads around it. A nearby skeleton has a log which explains how to pass this.

Head south and east. Ignore the first bride you pass, but cross the second. Continue heading almost due north, going up the stair like land mass. Once you get to the top of it, you'll see a daemon. Beware the fire pits here. Climb the stairs to the jewelry box, and take all the white balls.

Return to the star. Place a white ball on each flashing square. Jump the platforms. Head east and then north to Pyros. Use the Tongue on him to defeat him.

To defeat Hydros, take the north walkway and enter the doorway. You'll be transported to Hyrdos' domain.

Head west as far as you can, and then jump to the stones. Once you get to the second stone out, cast air walk and jump the rest of the way west. Continue west across bridges until you get to one with a invisible wall blocking you. Cast airwalk again and jump north. Head west to Hydros' shrine. Use the Tear of Seas to capture her.

To win the game: When the Heart, Tear, Breath, and Tongue are all glowing, place them and the Tip on the Pentacle in the center of the Ethereal Void in this order:

  • Aphelion ....... Obelisk Tip
  • Mesostel Pa .... Heart of Earth
  • Mesostel Ze .... Breath of Air
  • Perivolcan Pa .. Tear of Seas
  • Perivolcan Ze .. Tongue of Flame

While standing outside the Pentacle, double click the Obelisk Tip and then click on yourself. You'll feel very powerful. Now, move the Tip and set it back down. Enter the recreated Obelisk (a.k.a. Black Gate) and enjoy the endgame.

Necromancy:

Create Golem -- Ort Ylem Xen
Reagents: Blood, Bone, Wood, Dirt, Blackmoor

Death -- In Vas Corp
Reagents: Hood, Blackmoor

Death Speak -- Kal Wis Corp
Reagents: Blood, Bone

Mask of Death -- Quas Corp
Reagents: Wood, Executioner's Hood

Open Ground -- Des Por Ylem
Reagents: Blood, Blackmoor

Rock Flesh -- Rel Sanct Ylem
Reagents: Wood, Dirt

Summon Zombie -- Kal Corp Xen
Reagents: Blood, Bone, Wood

Resist Death -- Vas An Corp
Reagents: Wood, Dirt, Blackmoor

Sorcery

The Pentacle:

Point closest the volcano: Aphelion
Middle points: Mesostelae. Pa is right of Aphelion, Ze is left.
Furthest points: Perivolcanae. Pa is to the right, Ze is left.
The Aphelion is the southeast point. (Towards the bottom of the screen.)

To cast a spell: Place the focus in the center of the pentagram. Place red candles on the appropriate sticks at the points, and black candles at the rest. Place the reagents near the candles, just inside the pentacle. Double click a clear spot on the pentacle.

Spells:

Armor of Flames -- Vas Sanct Flam
Foci: Rod, Staff, or Symbol
Red Candles: Both Perivolcanae and Mesostel Ze
Reagents: Ash at Mesostel Pa, Obsidian at both Perivolcanae, Iron at the Aphelion, Brimstone at Mesostel Ze

Banish Daemon -- An Flam Corp Xen
Foci: Daemon Talisman or Symbol
Red Candles: Both Perivolcanae, Mesostel Ze, and the Aphelion Reagents: Ash at Mesostel Pa, Pumice at Mesostel Ze, Iron at both Perivolcanae, Daemon Bone at the Aphelion

Conflagration -- Kal Vas Flam Corp Xen
Foci: Daemon Talisman or Symbol
Red Candles: All red
Reagents: Ash at Mesostel Ze, Pumice at Perivolcan Ze, Obsidian at Perivolcan Pa, Iron at Mesostel Pa, Brimstone at the Aphelion, Daemon Bone at both Perivolcanae and the Aphelion

Create Fire -- In Flam Ylem
Foci: Staff or Symbol
Red Candles: Both Mesostelae
Reagents: Ash at both Mesostelae, Pumice at Perivolcan Ze, Obsidian at Perivolcan Pa

Endure Heat -- Sanct Flam
Foci: Rod, Staff, or Symbol
Red Candles: Both Perivolcanae
Reagents: Obsidian at both Perivolcanae, Iron at the Aphelion

Explosion -- Vas Ort Flam
Foci: Staff or Symbol
Red Candles: Perivolcan Pa, Mesostel Ze, and the Aphelion
Reagents: Ash at Mesostel Ze, Pumice at Perivolcan Pa, Iron at Mesostel Pa, Brimstone at the Aphelion

Extinguish -- An Flam
Foci: Symbol, Wand, Rod, or Staff
Red Candles: All Black
Reagents: Pumice at both Perivolcanae and the Aphelion

Fire Shield -- In Flam An Por
Foci: Rod, Staff, or Symbol
Red Candles: Both Perivolcanae and Mesostel Pa
Reagents: Ash at Mesostel Pa, Obsidian at both Perivolcanae, Iron at the Aphelion

Flame Bolt -- In Ort Flam
Foci: Wand, Rod, Staff, or Symbol
Red Candles: Perivolcan Ze, Mesostel Pa, and the Aphelion
Reagents: Ash at Mesostel Pa, Pumice at Perivolcan Ze, Iron at Mesostel Ze

Flash -- Flam Por
Foci: Wand, Rod, Staff, or Symbol
Red Candles: Both Perivolcanae and the Aphelion
Reagents: Ash at both Mesostelae, Pumice at the Aphelion

Ignite -- In Flam
Foci: Symbol, Wand, Rod, or Staff
Red Candles: Aphelion
Reagents: Ash at the Aphelion, Pumice at both Perivolcanae

Summon Daemon -- Kal Flam Corp Xen
Foci: Daemon Talisman or Symbol
Red Candles: Both Perivolcanae, Mesostel Pa, and the Aphelion
Reagents: Ash at Mesostel Ze, Pumice at Mesostel Pa, Obsidian at both Perivolcanae, Daemon Bone at the Aphelion

Important People (By Alpha):

(Incomplete... I'll finish this one day...)

Aramina -- Mordea's mistreated servant girl. She'll give you the key you need to get the Necromancers' dagger. She's in the castle in central Tenebrae for most of the day, and in a house with the wooden railing on top in east Tenebrae at bloodwatch.

Bentic -- A knowledgeable fellow in the Library in east Tenebrae. (15124,2068,96,41) He tells you about Mythran and the Necromancer near the beginning of the game.

Devon -- The fellow who rescues you from a watery grave at the beginning of the game. Devon is southeast of the Tenebrae docks, right on the shore with his boat and supplies. Later on, you'll find him in the dungeon beneath the castle, past the "Authorized Personnel Only" doors. After Lady Mordea is deposed, he becomes the Tempest.

Mythran -- Mage and scholar on the Plataeu. He teaches you Thaumaturgy and gives you the recall item. He eventually sells you the Ethereal Travel spell you need near the end of the game. He also expects to be paid well, so get some obsidian before you visit him.

Stellos -- Oldest Theurgist. Lives on Argentrock Isle. Teaches you about Theurgery and tells you how to find the Breath of Air.

Vividos -- Apprentice to the Necromancer Lothian. Becomes the Necromancer after she dies. He'll help you learn Necromancy. He can be found at the tomb east and then north of Tenebrae in the middle of the cemetery.

Xavier -- Theurgist on Argentock Isle. Tells you of the tests. Gives you the test of Wisdom. Torwin steals his focus and you have to retrieve it.

Acknowledgments:

Special thanks to Billy Budds, without whose hint file I'd have had a difficult time making it through the game.
Thanks to Ajaipal Tanwar for telling me where to use the Skull of Quakes
Thanks to countless other usenetters whose clues helped me through the game.
Thanks to Origin, without whom I'd have fewer fun things to waste my time on. :)

Note: Fallible Dragon is not clue central. If you wish to contribute to this walkthrough, he'd like to hear from you, but if you need help on the games, try asking on alt.games.ultima.dragons or comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.rpg where there are folks who've played it more recently.



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