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1932. A WHOLE NEW WORLD !
April 3rd 1932. EXPLORING CHATTING GATHERING !
April 4th 1932. THE MIGHTY AND THE BEAUTY - ON MY SIDE !
April 5th 1932. INTO THE CATACOMBS !
April 6th 1932. ROAMING EXPLORING !
April 7th 1932. INTO THE DEEP !
April 8th 1932. TAKING THE CASTLE !
April 9th 1932. INTO THE BOAR'S CAVE !
April 10th 1932. THE CURTAIN FALLS !
April 11th 1932. CLUES !
April 12th 1932. INTO THE GROTTOS !
April 13th 1932. OUT OF THE GROTTOS !
April 14th 1932. SETTING SAILS FOR THE SOUTHERN SEAS !
April 15th 1932. THE DRUNKEN MAN'S STORY !
April 16th 1932. INTO THE ALARIAN VAULTS !
April 17th 1932. BACK TO THE GROTTOS !
April 18th 1932. THE LAST CASSIDIAN !
April 19th 1932. FROM THE FAIRIES TO PIRATE ROCK !
April 20th 1932. SPIRALGEM AND LIGHTPEARL !
April 21th 1932. THE DREAMSTONE AND THE NORTHERN SEAS !
April 22th 1932. BLOODHAWKS TREASURE AND THE FAR SEAS !
April 23th 1932. INTO THE ZONE OF DEATH !
April 24th 1932. MERNOC DOOMSTOWN !
April 25th 1932. THE DAWN OF THE MOONWAND !
April 26th 1932. TRAINING AT KATLOCH BATTLEGROUNDS !
April 27th 1932. INTO THE LIVING CHAMBERS !
April 28th 1932. THE HEART OF STONE !
April 29th 1932. THE BIG TRIUMPH !
April 30th 1932. TRAPPED IN THE CASTLE CRYPT !
Mai 1th 1932. FREEING THE MASTER OF ALL MAGES !
The section we came into was heavily guarded. We soon found stairs downwards. But because of the numerous guards we decided to explore the level before going further downstairs. Supposedly there could be found a clue to Bergarac.
Instead we found some armament (Stamina4 potion, Crysthelm, Stonewand, Skill3 potion) and a teleporter that sent us to another part of the level which consisted of store chambers. We found a Lichrobe, a Starwand, Stoneshield armor, an Angelstaff and a Powerrobe (66oz W4-A10-D5-S14-M8). We further teleported to a crypt which had four floors of backsetting teleporters and a stairway to the fifth level. Marina took away our tiredness by magic, we healed our wounds and the mages restored their mana drinking the sweet water of the healing fountain next to the stairway. Then we descended once more.
We entered wide halls. In the niches we found some skeletons. Saba took the superior Manerobe from one of it. The Diamond Scale (409oz W2-A8-D5-S5-M14) and Holy Mortar we didn't take. They were too loading and almost useless against the guardians and monsters of the Castle Crypt. We took the teleporter to get to the next location which was a very large hall. We disturbed a meeting of the guardians. Without hesitation they gave up their day order and attacked us. We had to kill them all. The corners of the meeting hall had some closets. Two of them were lavatories. Very disgusting was that in each toilet a dead adventurer had been used as pissoir by the guardians. Swines ! They really had deserved death ! We took the Crimstaff from the dead mage and of course, washed it. The HPplus3 potion Mandrag took out of the skeleton hands of the once mighty warrior. In the guardian's cloakroom we found a fantastic Hoolcape (17oz W5-A30-D5-S5-M88).
In the fourth closet was a teleporter that sent us to another vault of the Castle Crypt. There a system of small chambers connected by invisible and one-way doors awaited us. It took some time to find the teleporter that brought us to the next location. We entered a hall surrounded by closets. It supposedly was the wardrobe of the guardians. We found a Gralshelm, Flameplate, Jabbagloves and Fireboots. To the north we hit a teleporter field which sent us to a huge hall where we found two HPplus3 potions and Cranegloves. Back to the wardrobe hall we found another stairway downwards.
We hesitated to go downstairs. Since we weren't only adventurers but explorers too, we decided to first search all the closets of the wardrobe. So we found another teleporter that sent us to a very mysterious location in the fifth level. We arrived in front of a stairway. When we went upstairs we realized that this was the one we had ignored lately in the fourth level. Now we at least knew how to leave the Castle Crypt. But before we had to find Bergarac and therefore returned to the mysterious part of the fifth level. It was a maze of straight floors. Every floor was heavily guarded. But we fought through them and finally arrived at a chamber to the very north.
There we found Bergarac, still being a statue. Mandrag took the Stoneheart which we had saved from the Agyssium. The heart came to life again and magically levitated to the statue. When it touched it, Bergarac's chest opened. The heart disappeared in it. Suddenly life came into the statue. It was somehow frightening. But after a few seconds Bergarac had recovered from Thardan's curse. On his body he had only a Hoolcape and Kingsboots. Fortunately we had brought a collection of good clothes with us and so we were able to dress him perfectly. Bergarac thanked us for saving him and the Cassidians. We asked him whether he would follow us in order to defeat Thardan. He agreed without hesitation. But he also informed us that our's and also his powers would not be enough to kill Thardan. His enormous magical powers made the evil mage immortal.
Disappointment went through the party. But Bergarac inspired us not to lose hope. And he gave us a reason why. Along to his words there was existence of another immortal being in the world of Fate. It was born some years ago into the body of a witch. Being a little child she already had extraordinary magical powers, even stronger than those of the world's mightiest mages. But she disappeared in the days when Thardan installed his regime and cursed Cassida. Bergarac was alway interested in the prosper of the little witch. Only Thardan could have interest in abducting her. He supposed that Thardan, unable to kill the immortal, cursed and imprisoned her in the best guarded jail on the world. That jail was nowhere else than in the lowest level of the Cassidian Castle Crypt, deep under the natural cave system that layed below the fifth level.
Bergarac suggested to find the witch and to find a way to take the curse off her. We shuddered. Descending into the deeper levels sounded not after a walk in the park. But since we knew that with help of the mysterious Stone Lion at the southern continent we probably would be able to relieve any curse from the witch, hope filled our hearts. We decided to give it a try.
But soon we had to accept that Bergarac wasn't ready yet. His defensive spheres were much too weak and he was an extremely poor fighter. Therefore he got killed two times only when going upstairs to the fourth level. That changed our minds and we decided to leave the Castle Crypt, in order to receive the Alarian rewards and to improve our magic skills before descending into the deeper levels.
So we did. On our way up to the surface we found a Holy Hat (14oz W0-A7-D3-S4-M22) which was designed only for the strong believers. When we came back to the town we were really surprised about the change of the people. They all smiled now and welcomed us as if we were old friends.
We visited Adiwiet and Tadgia. Had we much to tell them ! Interested they followed our narration and suggested to leave as much armament as possible at the surface. The way would be long and the deeper levels of the Castle Crypt were known for their great but quite loading treasures. We did so and tuned our equipment. Then we left the town in order to train Bergarac physically and to receive the Alarian rewards. In the evening we came back to Cassida and once more went skill-and-spell shopping.
Mai 2th 1932. A TRIP TO HELL !
Mai 3th 1932. THE WITCH FROM HEAVEN !
Mai 4th 1932. THE LAST STAND !
December 17th 1998. THE PRESENT DAY !