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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 !
After a night in Buccaneer's we had a good meal in Outlaws Tavern and then we entered the Grottos. But we didn't go straight to the deeper levels. Now that Toronar had learnt some Elementary spells, especially the Teleports spell which deactivated temporarily all teleports in the surrounding, we decided to look what was to be found behind the teleporter array to the very north of the first level. We went there but found only a can with some paint in it. I was about to throw it away when Saba stopped me. She examined the paint and found out that it was black eye-liner color enough for a lifetime of a women. She tried it. We inspired her claiming that her eyes now looked bigger and more beautiful.
With a happy girl amongst us we now were ready to go to the deeper grottos. In the fourth level we first found another scroll of search demands. We searched at the located spots and pulled the switches wondering what would happen if we didn't. To the northeast we noticed a message that suggested to dig in the Crystal Crypt. We asked ourselves what we would find there. Another Crystscale ? Loads of magic crystals ? We knew that both would be quite heavy. We had better armor and none of us had learned to use the magic crystals. So we decided not to follow the suggestion yet. In another northern chamber we found enormous Styxplate (735oz W9-A35-D2-S2-M85) even more protective than the Manerobes. The Styxplate was well guarded. But with the sweet healing water from a fountain that we found to the east we could recover. Fortunately we didn't need the service of the raising water fountain we found in a chamber to the west.
We went further to the north and found a side door in a long floor which led into some small rooms. The rooms were extremely heavily guarded. We wondered why. Then we found a little statue of a dwarf. We examined it and once more Marina's touch of heavenly wonders brought the statue back to life.
It was an old friend of Mandrag who was caught by Thardans minions when trying to free the Cassidian mage. He thanked for the rescue and told us what he knew about the Grottos. Along to his words some sort of magic sphere prevented intruding the chambers where Mandrag was imprisoned. He supposed that the sphere was empowered by the mercenaries and myrmidons of Thardan and therefore they all had to be killed in order to disengage the sphere. We shuddered. If he was right we would actually have to chase them down ! But we had always felt sorry for every single live we had to take along our way. We were sure: there had to be another way to enter the prison chambers ! Maybe some of the minions also were cursed by Thardan and could be saved once the evil one was terminated. The dwarf didn't comment. He wished us luck and rushed away. From far we heard his voice calling that in his room an item was buried to the ground. We dug and found a brush which one looked quite uninteresting. But it did fit to the eye-liner color, Saba informed us. Now she was able to draw fine lines around her eyes. Well, now Toronar and I were the ones that had no more comments to place.
We stumbled through the other small rooms, found another huge amount of money and quenched our thirst from a clear water fountain. Then we returned to the long floor and went further. We entered a room with two niches. We took the right one and teleported to another part of the fourth level. Besides another sweet water healing fountain and a curing fountain, there we only found teleporters that sent us back to the first part of the level. Although it began to stress our nerves it was a good fighting training. Finally we accepted that none of the niches had a teleporter that led us to an interesting place and went downstairs. The enemies down there were quite tough. Also some tricky traps we hit. Fortunately a healing water fountain was to be found. We didn't find any precious things. To the south some dangerous creatures attacked us. Only by utilizing Marina's regeneration sphere we survived.
The sixth level was huge. At the entrance an inscription named it the Chamber of Secrets. Cute boy that once wrote this ! The place was supposed to be called the Labyrinth of Secrets ! We found many fountains of different waters. We also found the teleport sphere the dwarf was talking about. Somehow nasty were the big eyes that gazed at us from the walls. We felt inspected by them.
After a while I couldn't stand it anymore. By affect I took away Saba's brush and paint and under her protest I drew some THICK eye-lines over the gazing eyes at the walls. After a while the feeling of being inspected vanished. But Saba was really angry. Only a tiny bit of her loving paint had remained. The brush was ruined. She refused to talk to me for hours. And because the others had been on my side she also refused to talk to them.
We found some interesting golden signs at the walls all over the level that gave us some informations about mysterious jewels that had to be positioned in three lines. Combined, these informations sounded just like one code.
Saba was angry but still with the quest and soon we were best friends again. After a battle against Mastermages we found Cursegloves (17oz W5-A9-D0-S9-M27) which rightaway went over into property of Toronar. The Mastermages were really hard competition. One time Toronar was magically aged by one of them. Fortunately we had a Youth potion at hand. Then I was magically burnt down to the bone and only a series of healing spells of Marina could save my life.
After having explored every room and every niche of the level accidently we came back to the teleporter array which formerly had brought us back to the entrance hall. We tried again and realized that the teleportation sphere had vanished. Now we simply could step over the teleporter. At the end of the floor we found stairs down. We had found seven golden signs. Along to the informations they gave us the seven described jewels formed a symmetric configuration of two lines of three jewels each and one jewel in the middle between the lines. The code seemed to be complete so nothing held us back from going downstairs into the seventh level.
Down there we had to accept that no regeneration sphere worked. This was quite dangerous because wild hordes of enemies attacked us from everywhere. It took some time and blood until we made it through the labyrinth of backsetting teleporters, one way doors and phasing walls. One wrong step was enough to let us start all over. After one of the battles we found Wizgloves (7oz W1-A9-D9-S4-M20). Finally we landed in a very strange Crypt. From a long floor many caves were accessible through heavy iron gates. Behind them rumbling noise of dreadful monsters could be heard. This really looked like a prison. At the end of the floor another cave followed. But this one had some sort of locking mechanism consisting of seven jewels each of a unique colour which seemed to be used as buttons. Since we remembered the code of the golden signs the lock could easily be removed. We entered the chamber and saw an old mage lying on the ground. He was unconcious. We joined him to our party and Marina touched his head. He moved a bit and we knew that he was alive but sleeping.
Since we were exhausted, tired and also seriously hurt we decided to rest for some hours.
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 !
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 !