V1.1 - August 1st, 2000
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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 !
We woke up when Mandrag already was up. He was very thankful and invited us to take on his quest of finding the mythical Opal Key. He knew that only by this key the chamber where the heart of Bergarac was deposited in could be opened. He also knew that this chamber was situated at no other place than the cursed Agyssium of Katloch. What he didn't knew was that the Moonwand was needed in order to get entrance to the Agyssium.
First we tuned our armament. Mandrags Loregloves (3oz W1-A9-D9-S9-M15) Marina put on. In return he got our Archgloves. Mandrag took the Windscale I had left, under his Manerobe. He kept his Archelm (31oz W3-A12-D4-S7-M12) and also his Wizboots (7oz W2-A11-D7-S3-M19). Then we explored the prison caves left and right to the long floor where we found valuable things. Another Stormhelm, Moonplate (311oz W3-A15-D4-S8-M19) for Toronar, Galeboots (80oz W3-A13-D3-S13-M22) for me, another Gemstaff, a Magic Sack, a chest full of riches, a Masterwand of critical hitting all enemies at once, a melee Flamesword (70oz W19-A2-D2-S9-P30) and a Flamewand of burning enemy groups. On our way back we went to the crystal crypt and dug out the crystals and diamonds we had expected to be there. Then we teleported to the exit stairway and went back to the entrance of the Grottos.
When thinking about the possible locations the Opal Key could be deposited on, we remembered the one disengaged teleport array we did suppose of being triggered by the golden plates. By only stepping over the plates nothing happened. So we decided to split the party. Toronar and Saba remained each on one of the plates and the others tried out the teleporter. And succeeded. We came into a wide hall. We noticed a door to the south. After passing a long floor we found a chamber full of fountains. We examined the fountains and combined. The teleporter was situated in the so-called Opal Chamber and if anyone was about to hide items from selfish treasure-seekers he would have probably had taken it into these vaults because only true and engaged groups of adventurers were able to enter them. If further the item only should be found by the adventurer who was on a quest of importance, it would be hidden at a place the adventurer had to make a sacrifice in order to prove his worthyness. The Opal key was not likely to be found buried in the ground but at a place of some threat. We seized into the fountains and indeed, in the one with poisoned water we found it !
We returned and picked our friends. We all were in a really good mood. Mandrag gave us a hug with some sentimental tears in his eyes. Alone he never would have found the key. Now he relied on us and we knew, even death wouldn't part us anymore. Obviously we'd finished the Grottos and left.
Our next quest was to collect the lost parts of the Moonwand. As some mages warned us we prepared for a long search. We decided to spend the rest of the day recreating. We wandered the woods between Demolon and Crying Fields and met some unfriendly dwarves and gnomes. One of them called himself the Master of Wickedness.
Rurbenock which was his real name claimed to own the Lightpearl, which was one of the seven parts of the Moonwand. He was willing to give the item to us. But in return we had to bring him a small coffin from the black monolith graveyard we had found some days before. That was easy. But when we returned with the coffin, the Wickedness Master gave us another task. He wanted us to bring him a bottle of the glowing water of the Oracle of Demon Tower since he wanted to create a special potion with the ingredient. That wasn't so easy because we didn't know where the oracle was. We went north and asked some people for it. But nobody knew. Then we came to the town Perdida. We had learned that another part of the Moonwand, the Crincross once had been mentioned here. Maybe by asking for it we also would get knowledge of the oracle.
After a while asking around someone knew that the Crincross could be found buried in Withering Woods east of the town. We went to the forest and realized that this was a huge one. We needed to know more and returned to Perdida where a conjuress told us to look fo an old man at the shores of Moonlake. The man had some stories to tell, also about the Crincross, she said.
We again exited the town and went to Moonlake. At the northeastern shores we met Gilmarin, a wise druid of high age. He told us to ask the Oracle of Demon Tower after the Crincross. But first, so he said, we had to find something to offer the oracle and after that we could expect an answer from it. Gilmarin further gave us the hint only to search for the Crincross by night because in the daylight it was invisible and unlikely to be found. The old man also knew that the Demon Tower was situated somewhere to the east far beyond Withering Woods.
We went east although not knowing what to offer to the oracle. We came to a rock massive. In a western valley we found a carving in the rock that suggested to dig near the lonely rock at Zabros Point. We found the peninsula named after an old fisherman who once had caught a wondeful fish that promised to fulfil the fisherman's heartwish if he would set him free, to the south. At the most eastern point we found a high rock. At its basis we dug and found a Goldcoin, actually it was a Dublone, in the mud. We were sure that this would be a proper item to offer to the Oracle. That opinion was right since at a rock in an eastern valley of the Demon Tower massive we found a message that advised to drop a Goldcoin into the oracle's well.
We found the Oracle in the middle of the rock massive of Demon Tower. It was a very strange well of glowing water. Mandrag threw the Goldcoin into the water. Suddenly the spirit of the oracle appeared. We asked it where the Crincross could be found. The spirit told us to go to the southern edge of the Moonlake and then to step 24 steps to the east and 11 steps to the south. At that place we should dig along to the spirit's words.
Once we were at the oracle we remembered the Master of Wickedness. Rurbenock's task was to fill up a bottle with the oracle's water. Mandrag did so. Suddenly the oracle's spirit returned. Angrily it tried to take the bottle away. But Mandrag quickly threw it to Saba. That drove the spirit mad. It couldn't leave it's water completely and therefore was unable to catch the bottle. So it gripped after Mandrag and with one blaze of energy killed him. Satisfied the spirit disappeared. Marina gave Mandrag her kiss of life. He woke up with only one question on his lips: Got it ? Yes, Saba had caught the bottle, so we had got what we came for.
At the exit of Demon Tower some demons and lichs awaited us. We sent them back to hell. The evening was near and we decided to look for the spot the oracle was talking about in order to find the Crincross. That wasn't so easy as it had sounded first. By 9 pm finally we found it. The Crincross laid on the ground, glowing. We took it and went back to Perdida in order to have some sleep. On our way packs of huge wolves attacked us. That was not exactly the recreation we had planned for the days ending ! So we granted us a long sleep in the finest suites at the place.
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 !