Gothic Two Full Guide Copyright 2004 Patrick E. Bryant Use of this guide is premitted for all non commercial functions, provided that proper credit is given. Character Creation Although you don't create a character off the bat in Gothic, you should have some idea of what you want to do. Advancement is slow at first, but after a while you'll pick up a huge number of advancement points. Each point of advancement in a statistic or skill costs one point, usually. Your statistics Strength - Trainable to 100 (also rises with potions and a few rare extras) Dexterity - Trainable to 100 (also rises with potions and a few rare extras) Health - Not Trainable (also rises with level, potions, and a few rare extras) Mana - Trainable (also rises with potions and a few rare extras) Your skills are One-Handed Weapons - Trainable to 100 (rises with a few rare extras) Two-Handed Weapons - Trainable to 100 (rises with a few rare extras) Bow - Trainable to 100 Crossbow - Trainable to 100 If you want to kick butt in melee combat, you'd be wise to raise your strength and a chosen melee skill. However, you may only advance so far in a skill before also raising its counterpart. For example, to reach Master level in Two-Handed Weapons you'll need to put points into One- Handed Weapons as well. If you try to raise Two-Handed Weapons anyway, you'll automatically have to pay the points for One-Handed Weapons as well. So, instead of raising Two-Handed Weapons for 1 advancement point, you'll spend 2, and get a point of One-Handed Weapons as well. There are a few ways to get around this, such as "Alrik's Sword", a special item that raises your One-Handed Weapons skill when wielded. As far as the game is concerned, there is no distinction between your natural attributes and any enhancements from magic items. Your skill in melee weapons determines the odds of getting a critical strike, which adds you strength into the damage formula. At the start, you'll only add a few points of damage and only do it rarely. Study diligently, and by the end of the game you can effortlessly add over 100 points of damage above weapon damage with every single hit. While there are a few rare ways of adding to your skill without spending points, there is no use in getting them over 100. Strength has no use apart from this. One-Handed Weapons are faster and easier to use. Two-Handed Weapons are stronger and have a slightly higher damage output. At the end of the game, the difference will not be that much between them. Paladin characters may want to study Two-Handed since their special Two-Handed weapon (The Holy Executioner) is far and away better than their special One-Handed Weapon. Mercenaries should just pick whichever they favor. For Fire Mages, it is largely irrelevant. Nevertheless, up until Chapter 3 they will probably rely on swords as much as spells. If you want to shoot people safely down from a distance, study Bow and Crossbow skills. Unlike melee combat skills, your relevant stat (Dexterity) is always included in the damage total. However, without much skill in this, you won't be able to hit enemies easily from a distance; your range will be very short. With practice, however (and maybe a safe spot to shoot from), you'll be able to tear through mobs of foes with no resistance. Bows are faster than crossbows (and probably better for dedicated archers) but do less damage. Bows also require a higher Dexterity than Crossbows. Past a certain point you'll have to raise the both skills just as with melee weapons. While no other character really needs to worry about it, Fire Mages should train their Mana score as high as possible. It's not a bad idea to save some points for other things, but Mana is still your life's blood. Apart from that, you should have a weapon skill of some sort, as you'll need to use it from time to time. A good point to learn this is in Chapter 1, before you join the Fire Mages, since you'll need some muscle to get through anyway. Other Skills You can learn the basics of hunting from Bosper the bowyer (that means he makes bows) for 5 points. Then you can obtain the hides of any sheep, wolf, warg, shadowbeast, troll, or black troll you kill. Thereafter, you can ask various hunters you meet to teach you how to harvest other things, such as claws, Shadowbeast horns, or even hearts. Its possible to make a lot of money this way, but the cash is really not necessary. You should probably learn the basics, but anything more is overkill. The exceptions are if you need the item for making something else: mercenaries in particular need to learn these skills to obtain their ultimate weaponry. Every skill takes 5 more points to learn, so don't pick them up lightly. The problem with the other trophy-taking skills is that they are not very cost effective. No one buys them full-price, and the valuable ones are to rare to make it worth the effort unless you need them for some other reason. You can learn smithcraft from Harad or Bennet. This allows you to make some nice early-game swords. You'll find better soon, but in each chapter you can learn better sword-making abilities, for 5 points each. The first sword recipes need only a steel piece, but later ones demand magic ore or more exotic ingredients. Only Bennet can teach you more advanced smithcraft. Alchemy can be learned from any of the games main alchemists: Ignaz, Constantino, and Sagitta. Ignaz will do it for free if you accomplish his quest for him. Constantino will only teach you if you become his apprentice (though you don't need to learn it even if you do become his apprentice) and Sagitta has her own quest for you. Either way, Constantino and Sagitta can teach you many more advanced potions, including ones that increase your statistics permanently. Each potion costs 5 LP. They are more or less divided into two lines, and each recipe needs a water flask as well as its specific ingredients. Late in the game, Vatras the Water Priest can teach you all the potions as well. As long as you know how to make any potion, you can also refine swampweed into smokable form. There seems to be no benefit to using them, however. You must learn each level of potions before the next within a particular line of potions. For example, you must learn Essence of Mana to learn Extract of Mana. You must learn Elixir of Healing to learn Elixir of Strength or Life. I have marked the potion levels below. 1 Essence of Healing (2x Healing Plant, Meadow Knotweed) +50 HP 2 Extract of Healing (2x Healing Herb, Meadow Knotweed) +75 HP 3 Elixir of Healing (2x Healing Root, Meadow Knotweed) +100 HP 4 Elixir of Life (Healing Root, King's Sorrel) +15 Max Hit Points permanently 1 Essence of Mana (2x Fire Nettle, Meadow Knotweed) +50 Mana 2 Extract of Mana (2x Fire Weed, Meadow Knotweed) +75 Mana 3 Elixir of Mana (2x Fire Root, Meadow Knotweed) +100 Mana 4 Elixir of Spirit (Fire Root, King's Sorrel) +10 Max Mana permanently You need to learn either level 3 potions to learn these: 4 Elixir of Dexterity (Goblin Berries, King's Sorrel) +5 Dexterity permanently 4 Elixir of Strength (Dragonroot, King's Sorrel) +5 Strength permanently It seems only Ignaz or Vatras can teach you this potion: 1 Potion of Speed (Snapperweed, Meadow Knotweed) Double running speed for 5 minutes You can learn lockpicking from Thorben the carpenter, or Ramirez the thief. Thorben costs more and you must prove your honorable intentions to him and Ramirez is cheaper, but requires you join the Thieves at least temporarily. Costs 5 LP. To use it, you need a lockpick and then must click on a locked chest. Your character will crouch down. You must push the left and right movement buttons to manipulate the pick back and forth. Each chest is a series of L/R switches. They don't change so you can just reload once you discover the solution. If you get a switch wrong, you have a % chance of breaking your lockpick, which appears to be your 100-[Dexterity score]. So, if you have a Dexterity of 30, you have a 70% chance of breaking your pick. You can learn Sneaking from Bartok the hunter or Jesper the thief. Costs 5 points. Sneaking lets you get into a few places you couldn't otherwise go without being attacked, but it not awesomely useful. If you want to nip some rich people's goods, though, it's invaluable. It does not work against animals or other monsters that I've seen. Only Cassia the thieves' guild leader can teach you pickpocketing. It costs 5 LP. Pickpocketing requires you have to enter into conversation with your mark and then use the pickpocket command to nab his stuff. The game will give you a good idea of the difficulty, but not the exact score required. For the monetary reward it's not worth it, but you do get experience for each successful steal, and the experience increases with each chapter. If you wait until chapter 5, you'll be able to gain a boatload of experience by pickpocketing everyone in the game. If you're caught, however, you will be immediately attacked. Guilds Gothic 2 has three character guilds: Paladin, Mercenary, and Fire Mage. The Paladins offer superior armor and, late in the game, some very powerful and mana-efficient magic spells. They have special magic weapons you can get later in the game, a unique one-handed sword or a unique two-handed sword. Both are powerful, but the two-handed blade beat the other by 20 points of damage. Each of their spells cost 5 points to learn, but you can get several for free after you advance your rank from militiaman to Paladin. All in all, Paladins are a tough, balanced character choice that will give you a lot of fun, and let you take an enormous amount of damage. Most Paladins are melee specialists, but in Gothic 2 there's nothing keeping you from playing a ranged specialist or even a magic-specialist. You'll not get a damaging spell until chapter 3, but Paladin runes are quite powerful and use little mana. However, playing these latter ways won't really work with your specialties as a Paladin.After you become a Paladin, you also get double bonuses from praying to Innos at the small shrines. To get spells, ask to receive a Rune from Albrech after joining their holy order. Alternatively, you can just use runes you find. I recommend this, because each Rune you get from Albrech costs 5 LP. You can just find runes of Holy Light, Greater Healing, and Destroy Evil. You may join the Paladins in this manner: first, become a citizen or root out the Thieves' Guild, then speak to the militia commander Andre to sign up. This will net you Militia armor. In Chapter 3, free Bennet from jail, and Lord Hagen will admit you to the order of Paladins. The Mercenaries have lighter armor than paladins, but it comes cheaper and the can learn how to forge the ultimate melee weapons. The dragonhunter armor is hardened against dragonfire, and for that purpose it is better than paladin armor (not that this has much effect on the game). Mercenaries find it easier to play ranged-attack characters, but get no runes. Their Dragonhunter armor is also the best looking, in this FAQ-writer's opinion. However, merc will need to spend a huge pile of money getting armor and gear over the game, so be prepared to scrounge for every scrap of cash. I recommend learning more hunting skills and stealing to compensate. You may join the Mercenaries in this manner: first, show up at Onar's farm, speak to Lee and accomplish the tasks Torlof gives you, and then convince the mercenaries to admit you. Speak to Lee again, and you can join the mercs. Later, free Bennet from jail, and you can get Dragonhunter armor. You should learn both hunting and smithing as a merc, since these will be needed to make your ultimate melee weapon. The difference between one-handed and two-handed damage is only 10, so pick whichever you feel most comfortable with. Fire Mages mostly stand back and blast things into dust. With a protected position, they can call down attacks that make even the best archers quake with fear. Other than that, they can learn summoning spells, transformation magic, and healing spells. Its not really recommended for your first Gothic 2 game, but whether you're a first- timer or a old hand, Fire Mages are fun to play. Your armor will suck compared to the other guilds, however, so you'll not be charging Orcish hordes if you're smart. You can obtain reasonably powerful weaponry, but not to the extent of the mighty blades of the mercenaries and paladins. Your combat skills are also more expensive to train, so you should get something before joining. You should learn "Take Hearts" so as to get otherwise unobtainable spell ingredients. To join the Fire Mages, go to their monastery and ask about admission. You'll have to make a donation of 1,000 gp and a sheep. The gold can be earned by whatever manner you choose, and the sheep may be obtained by talking to Pepe behind Onar's house. The sheep costs you 100 gold. Make sure you kill every wolf and warg between you and the Monastery or you'll be sorry. There are a couple of wolves hidden in the brush near Isgaroth, on the other side of the road from him, so kill them before they can surprise you. Other Stat-boosters Wulfgar the militia skill-trainer will be up and-at-em early in the morning (around 6-7 am). Meet with him at this time and he'll teach you a special bonus tip, raising your one-handed by 2%. Lutero the merchant in Upper Khorinis will sell two special books for 5,000 gold each. One, Southern Defense Art, raises your One-handed by 5%. The other, Double Blocks, Raises your Two-Handed skill by the same and costs the same. Zuris and Constantino sell a book called Divine Power of the Stars. This book gives you a small mana boost. Fire Mages can get a special +2% Two-Handed bonus after completing a special quest. If you join the Thieves and learn their special signal, you can learn a special trick from Rengaru that raises your Dexterity by 2. You can pray at statues of Innos and make a donation of 100 gold to get +4 HP or +1 Strength. If you happen to be a Paladin, you get +1 Hit points, +4 Mana, +2 Dex, or +2 Strength from this. Fire Mages always get +4 Mana. Thorben the carpenter sends you on a special quest that requires you get a blessing from Daron the Fire Mage. Whether you do this or not, you can pay Daron money for his blessing. Pay him in 50 gp increments, up to a maximum of 1,000 gold, early in the game. This is well worth it. Daron will grant you a massive hit point boost, along with a few other extras. Make sure you are fully healed before getting any of his blessings, though, or you'll waste one being healed. If you eat 50 Dark Muschrooms you'll get a +10 mana boost. If you eat 25 apples, you'll get a +1 Strength bonus. Both the aforementioned bonuses appear to work only once. Coragon the bartender has some special beer he'll give you if you're extra nice to him. This adds +1 Mana and +4 Hit Points permanently. You can get 2 of these. If you eat a pot of Thekla's stew, you'll get a +1 Strength bonus per use. You can always get three of these stews; Fire Mages can get an extra one. Fire Mages can ask for one for free. Any character can beat up Bullco and ask Thekla for on. Ask again and she sends you on a fetch quest to Sagitta. Come back and ask for another. Later in the game, in Chapter 5, you can come back to Sagitta for yet one more. When you get the item, Ring of the Orcish Warlords, it drains you strength by 20 if you wear it (you get them from orc warlords and orc colonels in chapters 4, 5, and 6. You can then train you strength up to 100, remove the ring, and instantly have 120 strength! >> I first read this trick in Ellusion's FAQ on Gamefaqs, but have confirmed it for myself. Credit where credit is due. << Combat Melee combat in Gothic 2 looks hard until you learn a few tricks. First, there are two methods of attacking. First, you'll want to normally hit the "lock-on" button to target a specific creature and whack it. You can do forward hacks or side-to side slashes. Forward slashes are quite powerful and with increasing skill levels can be chained into long, elaborate combos. Side-swings have the advantage of being chained indefinitely. You can also do a running slash, but this is a clumsy maneuver. However, its handy when fighting certain foes, like Trolls and Dragons. Ranged combat and spell combat is similar but obviously you attack from long range and only have one attack mode. The key here is making sure you have a good position and can run away. You cannot block the attacks of animals or any other creature that doesn't use weaponry, so don't bother. You can hit them and they will back away just a bit. You may block the attacks of weapon-wielding foes, like humans, skeletons and orcs, but this is of limited utility. It's most useful at low levels, but as you improve, you'll want to concentrate more on attacks. Plus, many weapon wielding enemies at high levels will come in packs, making blocks pointless. You may block one attack only to be hit by the next. The critical factor in the game past Chapter 1 is mob control. You need to learn how to pull only a few enemies at once. Do this by finding foes separate from groups and run toward them a little bit at a time. Once they pull their weapon or begin their warning sequence (wolf growls or bloodfly hisses) or, in the case of snappers, stalk you, hold your ground until it attacks. If you pulled too many, run back a bit until they stop growling. If you accidentally activate a bunch of foes, run like mad until they stop chasing you. Some enemies link, which means that if one is attacked or sees you they'll all come chase you. If an enemy is linking, you may be able to get a few to chase you around a corner and then kill them separately. Some nonlinking creatures will link if you attack or kill one near the rest. Snappers won't link normally, but will link if you actually shoot arrows into a pack. Creature Combat Notes Bloodflies, Field Raiders, Lizards, and Lurkers: Nonlinking; these all warn you off before attacking. Bloodflies tend to get stuck on top of you so you can't hit them a melee attack. Just move away and attack again. Field raiders are easy to fend off since their charge is slow. Lizards will rush you fast and chew you up if you haven't got good armor. Its possible to fend them off without getting hit, but they are quite fast. Some of these enemies try to circle around you - as long as you pull only onne at a time, this is no threat. If you have two, it can be. Try to kill one quickly, or ust recenter on the nearest oen and knock it back, then switch to the other to hit it. Demons: nonlinking; Demons are vicious but not the worst foes. Don't let them hit you or they'll do massive damage. They can be held back fairly easily with quick side-slashes. They leave a pretty blue light show when they die, as well as some potions on their corpses. You won't meet very many in the game. Fire Lizards: Nonlinking; Fire Lizards look like lizards but they are red and have a nasty fire attack that tears through you. If you give them a quick smack on the nose when they charge (like regular lizards) they jump back and won't breathe fire on you. They're easy to kill once you get the knack. Goblins, Orc Warriors, Orc Elites, Orc Warlords, and Lizardmen: Linking, Weapon-using; Goblins are easy early-game opponents, but Black Goblins can be a pain until you hit the mid-teen levels. Either one can be dangerous if they swarm, but you can pull a few at a time, usually. Orcs and Lizards can be handled in a similar fashion: they will both run at you in a blind rush. Just stand there and take a side-swing (front attacks take too long to recover from). The Orc or Lizardman will stop, back off, and try again. If one gets too close, hop backwards. The only difficulty is taking on 3+ orcs and lizards with a melee character. Golems: Golems come in several minor variants. Some just rush at you, but Fire and Ice golems will hit you with ranged attacks. Fire Golems throw fireballs and Ice golems throw freezing balls. The freeze balls will cover you in ice, then the Ice golem runs up and whacks at you. If you are a Dragon-hunter or Paladin, you'll survive, with injuries. Fire Mages may not. If you have one, a blunt weapon works better on golems, but its hardly necessary. The lone Magic Golem can only be killed by one weapon - the sacred hammer of the Fire Mages. Stone and Fire Golems have what may be the most deadly attack in the game. They can bum-rush you, knocking you back and off the cliff that is inevitably behind you. You can take them out from a distance, but if you must close in keep the pressure hot on them. If they can hit you they won't be able to knock you back. With every hit they will try to back away. Orc Shamans and Seekers: Linking; Orc Shamans are eay to kill if you can get them alone - just pull a melee weapon and hack away. They fire fireballs at you, which are fairly powerful. If you close to melee slowly, they'll draw an axe and charge like other orcs, but they are weak and easily slain. Seekers have similar strengths and weaknesses. The Seekers (or as I calls 'em, Black Robes), however, will often curse you if you draw near them, so you should use ranged weapons or spells or stand in plain view a little ways away from them; they'll eventually start attacking. Once they start attacking they can't curse you. Rats and Molerats. Linking; attack you on site. Neither kind is really dangerous, even in numbers. Just don't let too many get close by and you'll be fine. Scavengers: Nonlinking; fairly weak, but their running charge tends to hit you until you get your melee skill up. Still fairly weak and offer good experience early on. Their screech is really annoying so kill them and be happy. Also, did someone go around and skin them alive or are they just bald and ugly by nature? Shadowbeast: Nonlinking; Shadowbeasts are terrifying to face. until you kill one. I recall my first adventure against one. I accidentally stepped off a ledge and found myelf on a lower pad, with several skulls about my feet. I heard an unearthly growl - but where? Behind me!. I whipped out my sword and turned, slicing at the reat blue-black fiend that stood before me! Again and again he charged, al my senses tingling and every nerve concentrated on the present! And then - one slash came to deep and pierced his brain, and he lay dead before me. Shadowbeats are iudeed great hunters, but they are no match for a man. From that day I sought out many of them, testing my wits against their muscle - intelligence against cunning. I have never lost. But oin honor of that day, I toast to the Shadowbeast! Skeletons, Shadowknights: Linking, Weapon-using; Skeletons are fast, powerful, and skilled sword wielders. They are possibly the most dangerous opponents in the game. You must face them only a few at a time until you get very good armor. Skeleton Mages: These jerks have two nasty attacks. One, they can summon weak skeletons. Two, they can freeze you like ice golems. This is bad, so kill them quickly. They go down in seconds to a powerful attack. Snappers and Dragon Snappers: Nonlinking; Nasty creatures. Once they sense you they'll stalk you slowly and then do a viciously quick rush when they get in range. It's just barely possible to nock them back with a quick attack, but don't count on it working. Unless you are very strong, one rush attack may kill you. A good trick with snappers is to lure them to some obstruction. Once they're charge hits it, they will stop and be easy prey for melee attacks. This works to some degree with any enemy, but snappers are the best prey for it since they rely so much on their initial charge. Snappers will often stop at corpses and ignore you as you come up behind them to whack them. Trolls: Nonlinking; to quote the Marine Corps "Killing tanks is easy and fun!" They look nasty and hit like a brick, but they're wimps. To start, run at one and just run around the side and toward its back. After that, it will slowly turn, but just keep moving to its back. Once you're behind the armpit, target it and whack away once or twice. Then move behind it again. Even the mighty Black Troll is easy prey for this trick. Apart from this it's nearly impossible to kill a troll. Ranged attacks just bounce off. I've found only 6 trolls and 1 Black Trolls in the game. Their hides are worth a fortune to Bosper. >>I first read this trick in Ellusion's FAQ on Gamefaqs, but I didn't understand his wording and had to work it out for myself. Credit where credit is due. << Wolves and Wargs: Linking; wolves aren't too dangerous but wargs will chew you up until you get some decent armor. They growl to warn you off before attacking. Zombies; nonlinking, but they are usually quite close to each other and attack you on site, anyway. These guys look scary and they are strong and tough, but their slow gait makes them vulnerable. If you can get them behind a barrier they'll be totally stuck and fall easily. In one- on-one fights, you can easily hold them back or even pin them against the wall. Hints and Tips Rare Herbs Herbs can be found all over the place, and I have confirmed that they seem to be randomized when you start a new game. They tend to appear in odd patches around the place. The only way to find them is to run around and pick them up where ever you see. Watch for their names to flash across the top of your screen, cause that means you found one. Some herbs are rare and valuable, and that makes it all worthwhile. Goblin Berries raise your Dexterity permanently by one. Dragon Roots raise your Strength by 1 permanently. King's Sorrel permanently raises your Hit Points by 5. However, you can also use them in potions. You'll find some 15 or more King's Sorrels over the game, and a lesser number of Dragonroots and Goblin Berries. I suggest you pick one of either roots or berries to eat immediately on finding it, and then save the other to use as a potion-making material later. Keep you King's Sorrels. Sagitta and Constantino have rare herbs in every Chapter. Make sure to buy all the valuable ones before ending the Chapter. Later on, they'll start having rare potions, too. Salandril the potion-maker in Upper Khorinis has a few rare potions in Chapters 2 and 3, though nothing in Chapters 4 and 5. There is a mercenary quest that takes him out of the game in Chapter 3, so feel free to do so after cleaning his good stuff out. Enemy treasures are partly randomized. Orcs have a number of different drops, which range from nothing to a potion and odds n' ends. Orc Elites rarely drop Dragonroots, but the drop is too rare to bother with. It would be insane to try and get one from every Orc Elite. I tried 20-some times in a row to get them but failed to get a single drop, so it is quite rare. Black Goblins rarely drop Goblin Berries. >>Goblin Berries look just like Woodland Berries, sadly. Dragonroots do not, however. They look like thick green moss patches, and pop up on rocks and tree trunks. Keep an eye out. The Sun Aloe, which you get for Sagitta's quest, looks just like a Dragonroot. << King's Sorrels However, here are some areas where King's Sorrels often appear; always check near other stone circles and graveyards, too. Many more surely lie hidden in some odd patch of the world. Not only do they appear at random, but they may spawn when you advance a Chapter, too! If you talk to Zuris near the East Gate, he'll tell you the location of one that always spawns when you learn of it (but not before). It's a little ways past the stione circle near Lobart's farm. Second, there usually is one along the road to Akil's farm. Check along the very first left turn, at the far edge of the road near the signpost. Another one often shows up on the highest hill in the land. Leave Khorinis by the East Gate, and turn left. Go up the path to the lighthouse and turn right, ascending the hill further. Go past the hunter and to the top of the hill and check for a King's Sorrel. One also seems to always be present near the dead adventurer in the troll's valley (See below) One appears on the hill behind the lighthouse. Watch out that the bandits don't shoot you and Shadowbeast do not eat you. Another one usually shows up behind the Black Troll in the far northeast. One appears in the Tomb in Inubis. If you find the hunter Grom near Onar's Farm (See "A Hungry Hunter" in the sidequests section.) go past him to find two Trolls. Kill them and check the dead guy's skeleton for a Rapier, which is an excellent weapon for archer types, some money, and a King's Sorrel. In Chapter 2, find Diego (detailed in the walkthrough). Climb up onto the hill behind him. One sometimes appears in the graveyard near Sekob's farm. Other Stuff Many merchants get new stuff in every Chapter. Aside from Sagitta and Constantino's herbs, check Salandril's and Zuris' potions and Bosper's bows. Other mechants don't have anything special to offer generally, though Harad will sell Paladins magic ore blades in Chapter 3. Some critters will come back in each Chapter, so if you wipe out the place you can come back to old areas and often find new foes. In the Khorinis sewers lies a chest with a Potion of Dexterity among other stuff. You can get the door's key by pickpocketing or killing Jesper. He'll give you the key in Chapter 3 freely if you join the guild. Past it lies a chest: the combination is: RRR-L-RRR-L-R-L-R-L- RR-LLL-RR-L. >> Most chests are randomized, but all the chests with major goodies or quest items are not. You can make all the random chests change their codes upon every game reset simply by changing that option in your Gothic config file, located in Atari/Jowood/Gothic2/Data/Gothic.cfg. >> I have adopted the same lock solution format as Ellusion, since its perfectly obvious and easy to read. Ellusion, you FAQ stands as a bright holy grail shining down upon us weak and unworthy lesser mortals! All Hail Ellusion, Lord of the FAQS! << Everything in the Dead Harpy can be stolen with no consequences. No one will care even if you take the gold candlestick. Later in the game, when you become a Paladin, the owner of the Dead Harpy will let you stay for free. Fire Mages, which you become in Chapter 1, also stay free. You can get a really nice early-game weapon, the Orcslayer, for free. Go to the pyramid in the north-east, and climb to the very top. You'll see a chest in the upper chamber. Inside is the Orcslayer (65 damage/65 strength), which makes a great One-Handed weapon early on. You can get this in Chapter 1 and won't find better till Chapter 3 at least. In Chapter 3 you can get a treasure map that leads here, but it's a bit late. The Torturer's Axe has the same statistics and needs no lockpicking, but you'll have to defeat a Black Troll to get it. For you Two-Handed buffs, there's Dragonslicer. This (80 damage/ 80 strength) weapon can be found up the path from the Sun Circle. In the next "pocket" area, look for a cave. You'll have to beat several skeletons and a Shadowknight to win the prize, but it is worth it. You can get this in Chapter 1 and won't find better till Chapter 3 at least. There's a neat trick that lets you kill hordes of orcs with little risk in Chapters 2 and 4. First, you need to get to the ram that you climb up into the Castle with. Equip a ranged weapon and get lots of ammo. Run by a bunch of orcs to get them to follow you around to the ram. Go on up it a little bit and start shooting. The orcs cannot go up the ram, but you're shooting will constantly bring them back to the close range, where they put away their weapons and walk away again. Do this until they're all dead - they can't hurt you and the range is close enough that you won't need much skill to hit. In Chapter 4, this is useful for killing the armies of orc elites all over the place. Just make sure you don't attract shaman attention, or kill them first. Fire Mages and Paladins can bully their way onto the ship in Khorinis Harbor. Aside from the common goodies there is an Elixir of Strength in the hold. While you can use stoves to cook raw meat into friend meat, doubling its healing properties, there is a far faster way to do it. Find a campfire with a pan. There is one at the beach near the warship and one near the Pass to the Valley of Mines. Face the fire and press and hold ctrl. Press forward, back and keep repeating that for each piece of meat you have. It's about 5 times as fast as cooking at stoves, so you can cook meat in big batches. Trainers Khorinis Lares Dexterity (max 30) Vatras Mana (max 50) Bosper Basic hunting (take hides) Carl Strength (max 30); He'll teach you for free if you help out Edda Harad Strength (max 50); He'll teach you strength if you become his apprentice Alrik One-Handed Melee (max 60); He'll teach you if you get him his sword Ignaz Basic Potions; He'll teach you if you do his little experiment Bartok Archery & Sneaking Wulfgar One and Two-Handed Melee (max 60) Ruga Dexterity & Crossbows; Only teaches militiamen/paladins Cassia Pickpocketing; Thieves' Guild Ramirez Lockpicking; Thieves' Guild Jesper Sneaking; Thieves' Guild Constantino All potions; teaches you if you accomplish his quest Mortis Strength Diego Dexterity (Max 100) Appears in Chapter 3 Paladin -Only Albrech Mana and Paladin Runes Girion Two-Handed Melee (max 100) Cedric One-Handed Melee (max 100) Ignmar Strength (max 90) Fire Mage-Only Parlan Mana (max 50); If you are a Fire Mage he teaches you various spells, and teaches you how to use the Circles of Magic 1-3. Opolos Strength (max 30) Babo Two-Handed Weapons, if you help him out Karras Summoning magic, If you are a Fire Mage he teaches you various spells, and teaches you how to use the Circles of Magic 4- 6; full Fire Mages only Hyglas Fire magic; full Fire Mages only Marduk Ice and Thunder magic; full Fire Mages only Gorax advanced magic spells; full Fire Mages only Neoras potion-making; full Fire Mages only Outside Khorinis Sagitta All potions; Teaches you if you finish her quest Dragomir Crossbow; Requires you to have 30 Dexterity Niclas Archery; Find him up on the slope overlooking the lighthouse. Simply follow the path to lighthouse and then turn right to continue going up. Gaan Hunting (Bloodfly Wings & Stinger, Teeth, Claws, Dragon Snapper Horn); Finish "Gaan's Prey" Grom Hunting (Shadowbeast Horn, Mandibles, Teeth, Heart); Finish "A Hungry Hunter" Grimbauld Hunting (Bloodfly Wings & Stingers, Mandibles, Claws, Crawlerplates); "Grimbauld's Snapper Hunting Trip" Onar's Farm Wolf Archery Torlof Strength and Dexterity (max 90); Teaches unguilded and mercenaries Buster One-Handed Fighting Cord One and Two-Handed Melee (max 60); Teaches people with 30+ in a melee skill. Bennet Advanced smithing Castle Kereloth Crossbow Feros Strength and Dexterity; You must finish "Fero's Sword" Udar Crossbow Brutus Strength Valley of Mines Talbin Hunting Gestath Hunting (Dragon Snapper Horn, Tongue of Fire, Mandibles, Crawler Plates); He's found up the slope toward the Earth Dragon's place. Go south and follow the river to the slope and check the ledge halfway up. In chapter 4, he can teach you how to take Dragon Blood and Dragon Scales, too. New Chapter 6 Trainers In Chapter 6 some NPC's can train you in abilities they might not have before. Milten Trains Mana past 100 Vatras Trains Mana and all potions Lee Trains One & Two Handed to 100 Girion Trains One & Two Handed and Crossbow to 100 Torlof Trains Strength to 100 Weapon Listing every weapon in the game would be rather pointless - they fill every corner of the world. I noted some good ones in the walkthrough and hints section, but here is a short list of my personal favorites. In the early game, you'll want to stick to one-handers. They're easier to use and a bit faster, and that counts for fending off wolves and raiders with little armor. Later on, if your wish, go for two-handers to maximize your damage. Making the switch is up to you, though, as either weapon will do in the endgame. Heavy Branch (10 damage/ 10 strength): a cheap but serviceable weapon. Take one from Xardas' woodpile. Spiked Mace (12 damage/ 10 strength): A wee bit better than heavy branch, pick this one up from the bandit trio leader, just up the road from Lobart's farm. Wolf's Tooth (20 damage/ 10 stength): The range on this thing is horrible, but it can give you a hefty damage boost early on with no points put into strength. Alrik's Sword (25 damage/ 20 strength): This sword isn't terribly powerful, but its easy to get and increases you One-Handed skill by 10! Talk to Alrik in the afternoon behind the harbor warehouse, and then buy it from Jora for 50 gold. Useful in the early game until you get your strength up for a beter weapon, or for archers. Pirate's Cutlass (30 damage/ 20 strength): This nice weapon can be obtained by doing "Canther's Favor" in Sarah's favor instead, or on the beach near across the way from the Paladin's warship. Paladin's Sword (30 damage/ 30 strength) & Paladin's Two-Hander (40/40): East fo the Dead Harpy lies an old graveyand. Lookaround, and you'll see two caves nearby. One has nothing more than a pair of molerats, but the other has goblin skeletons and zombies. Neither kind of foe is tough to kill. Inside, take the Paladin's Sword and Paladin's Two-Hander, as well as the Jewel Casket for sale. The two-hander if the first decent two-handed blade you can get. Rough Bastard Sword (45 damage/ 45 strength): A lovely death-dealing tool, this blade can carve a swath through almost every foe in the Khorinis area for you. Find it sticking out of the ground on the third beach around past the sewer door, just outside Khorinis' harbor. Orcslayer and the Torturer's Axe (65 damage/ 65 strength) These puppies can take down anything, and you can ge them both easily in chapter one. Orcslayer lies atop the pyramid in a locked chest. (R-LL-RRR-L) See the Hints and Tips section for directions. The Axe lies behind the Black Troll. See "The Sun Aloe" in sidequests for direction. Either can be bought in Chapter 4 from Feros. Dragonslicer (80 damage/ 80 strength): Lies in a cave in the tiny valley above the sun circle. See the hints and tips section for directions. Beware the skeletons! They will tear you up alone or in groups, but you can defeat them with patience and hard work. The Dragonslicer is indeed the best weapon you will see for a long while. Rapier (50 damage/ 50 dexterity): A lightweight blade; find it near the two trolls past Grom the hunter, way up in the valley near Onar's place. Master Sword (65 damage/ 65 dexterity): Find it in Xardas old tower in the valley of mines. See "Demon Tower" for more information. Stormbringer (75 damage/ 65 Strength): Find it in the Ice Dragon's treasure pile. Anything better you'll just have to make. You ca get recipes as a Paladin from Marduk to get a blessed ore blade, or if you're a Dragonhunter learn them from Bennet. Fier Mages just get Runes. As for Ranged Weapons, you can buy new ones from Bospur. He sells good ones every Chapter. You'll find a few good ones here and there, but the only ones worth bothering over usually come from Bospur. In the Valley of Mines, you can get an Oak Bow along the path that leads up along the cliff face from the ice field. The path starts near the ice golems post. You'll have to fight several Dragon Snappers to get it. Armor Weapons are found all over the place, but armor is special and rare. There's little point in putting the stats and location for every weapon in the game, since most are truly useless. Here is the best armor, though. I've mentioned the locations of the best stuff during the game itself. Non-Guild Farmer's Clothing 1: Bought from Lobart Leather Armor : Bought from Matteo for 250 or stolen from the chest beside his shop. Crawler Plate: Find out about this from Gestath the hunter in the Valley of Mines, then talk to Wolf at Onar's. You'll need 10 minecrawler plates. It's not really that good unless you are a Fire Mage and really need the edge. See Gestath's entry under trainers to find his location. Paladin Light Militia: Obtained on joining the militia Heavy Militia: Bought from the Castle quartermaster for 2000 gold Knight's Mail: Obtained on joining the Paladins in Chapter 3 Paladin's Mail: Found in Chapter 5 in Xardas secret chamber via teleport Rune Fire Mage Novices Robe: Obtained on joining the Fire Mages Fire Mage's Robe: Obtained on being ordained Heavy Fire Robe: After repairing the Eye of Innos, talk to Pyrokar. Mercenary Light Mercenary: Obtained on joining the mercenaries Medium Mercenary: Bought from Lee for 500 in Chapter 2 or free upon freeing Gorn Heavy Mercenary: Given to you by Lee in Chapter 3 Light Dragonhunter: Get from Bennet after freeing him in Chapter 3 Medium D-hunter: Get Jan to man the smithy in Chapter 4, then give him 20 Dragon scales and 12,000 in cash Heavy Dragonhunter: After learning of it from Xardas' secret library, talk to Bennet. Give him 20,000 gold for the Heavy Dragonhunter's armor. Armor Stats Name Weapon Arrow Dragonfire Magic Farmer's Clothing I 15 15 0 0 Leather Armor 25 20 5 0 Novice's Robe 25 25 0 10 Light Mercenary Armor 30 30 0 0 Light Militia Armor 40 40 5 5 Fire Mage's Robe 40 40 20 20 Medium Mercenary Armor 45 45 5 5 Crawler Plate Armor 55 50 20 5 Heavy Militia Armor 60 60 10 10 Heavy Mercenary Armor 60 60 10 10 Light Dragon Hunter's Armor 70 70 40 20 Knight's Armor 80 80 25 25 Heavy Fire Robe 80 80 40 40 Medium Dragon Hunter's Armor 80 80 50 30 Heavy Dragon Hunter's Armor 90 90 60 40 Paladin's Armor 100 100 50 50 Teleport Runes In the game you'll come across several teleport runes, which can quickly take you across the land. It will not take you directly from the Valley of Mines to the Khorinis area, though, so don't try. You can start finding them in Chapter 2. Valley of Mines Pass Rune As you come down out of the pass, look to the side areas on the path to find this rune. You need to look for it in an area on your left, which you must reach by crossing a bridge overhead. Castle Rune Found on the podium in chamber of above Milten in the Castle Demon-Infested Tower Rune Found in Xardas' old tower in the southern part of the Valley of Mines Khorinis Pass Rune Found upon starting Chapter 3 on one of the dead Paladins guardng the Khorinis pass Xardas Tower Rune Given to you by Lester at the start of Chapter 3 Onar's Farm Rune Given to you by Lee in Chapter 3 Khorinis Rune Given to you by Lord Hagen in Chapter 3 Dead Harpy Rune Talk to the owner of the Dead Harpy in Chapter 3 and check his stuff for sale to buy this rune Monastery Rune Obtained from Pyrokar in Chapter 3, after telling him what happened so far Sidequests Only sidequests are here. All others are covered in the Guild Quests and Walkthrough section. I didn't list all of the individual subquest names in the Walkthrough section, because they are solved automatically as you advance the plot. There are a few quests that don't have names or show up in your quest log. I have marked these like this [made-up name] Chapter 1 >> Assumes you start in Xardas and work your way toward Onar's Farm. << Lobart's Work Clothes Talk to Lobart about getting some clothes. He'll offer you the threads for a high price. You can do all five quests below to bring the price down to 40 gold pieces. When you buy it the quest ends. The Bandits at Lobart's Farm Talk to Maleth at Lobart's. Kill the three bandits in the cave you ran past getting to Lobart's (you only need to kill two if you made friends with the lookout earlier) and talk to Lobart. Harvest the Turnip Field Talk to Lobart about work. Go into the field behind him, to his left. Pull up all the turnips. Bring the Turnips to Hilda Talk to Lobart after pulling his turnips. Take them into the house. Talk to Hilda. A Pan for Hilda Talk to Hilda. Offer to get her a pan. Ask for the money, and leave the farm, going to the main road. Look for the merchant there, Canther (you can accept his offer or not). Buy a pan for him for 20 gold. Take it to Hilda. For a Bottle of Wine Talk to Vino in Lobart's fields. Go buy him a bottle of wine from Canther. Bring it back to Vino. (Quests below this are start Khorinis) Apprentice in Khorinis. You get this quest by talking to any of the master characters in Khorinis about getting into the Upper Quarter and seeing Lord Hagen. To solve, it, you must complete three of the four quests below this (Matteo and Gritta, Furs for Bosper, The Blessing of the Gods, and A Great Challenge) and join someone as an apprentice. Constantino doesn't care and will vote you in even if you don't talk to him at all, but you can get his quest to do. Matteo and Gritta Talk to Matteo, in the store to the left as you enter Khorinis. Offer to collect some money for him. Go talk to Gritta in the house behind Thorben the carpenter. Listen to her sob story or threaten her for money. Go pay Matteo off. If you pay Matteo yourself, or speak with him about Gritta handing over the cash and give it back, Thorben will think well of you and teach you lockpicking. Furs for Bosper Talk to Bosper about becoming an apprentice; his shop is on the right as you enter Khorinis. Learn how to take hides and kill four wolves to get their skins. Take them back to Bosper. This is required to become his apprentice. The Blessing of the Gods Talk to Thorben about becoming an apprentice. Go to Vatras, down the sidestreet. Tell Vatras your whole story. He'll bless you. Go talk to Daron, to Vatras' right, around the East Gate in the daytime. Give him a donation and he'll bless you. You should pay him so he can bless you more later on. Return to Thorben. A Great Challenge Talk to Harad about becoming an apprentice. He's the smith straight up from the South Gate. He'll tell you to kill an orc and bring him its axe. You only actually have to get the axe, and its possible to find one in a bandit cave. However, you can talk to Harad again and he'll only ask you to kill some bandits. Either subquest required to become his apprentice. Herbs for Constantino Talk to Constantino about becoming an apprentice. His shop right next to Harad's smithy. He'll give a list that demands you find one of every alchemical plant. This is required to become his apprentice. Once you do he'll teach you potion making even if you don't become his apprentice, but if you want to keep any of the rare herbs you'll have to buy them back for serious money, before you get to the next Chapter. You can also learn potion-making from Sagitta later on, for another tough quest. King's Sorrel Dragonroot Goblin Berries Healing Roots Healing Plant Healing Herb Fire Nettle Fire Weed Fire Root Meadow Knotweed Snapperweed See the Hints and Tips section for more information about finding rare herbs. All the other you can get just walking around. [Statue of Innos] Talk to Edda on the shady side of town, some distance behind Matteo's store. Bring her a Statue of Innos. You can find one in the upper quarter or in the Thieves' Island Stash. [Hunting with Bartok] Talk to Bartok to learn he's Bosper's old apprentice and a good hunter. Ask him to take you hunting. He will go out the South Gate. This is a difficult section. He'll slaughter the wolves and bloodflies, but the Shadowbeast is a tough opponent. Still, the to of you should prevail. However, at the end of the trip lies an Orc scout. He's likely to kill Bartok. Depending on what kind of character you're roleplaying, you may just want to hack the orc down, but if you can attract its attention just enough and hurt it fast enough, the orc will die but Bartok won't. It helps if you kept the wolves and bloodflies from hurting Bartok, since he has two or three healing potion and will then go into battle fully healed. Bartok will return to town and won't leave again. Oddly, if you clean out some of the enemies before going in here with Bartok, they will all be back for more experience and hides! Mad Fellan Talk to Alwin, a butcher whose house lies behind and below the free- beer stand. Go talk to Fellan, behind Alwin's house. Wait until nightfall. Beat up Fellan. Talk to him and go back to Alwin in the morning to talk to him. Fellan won't report you, so if no one else sees you its not a crime. Alrik's Sword After noon, go to the Alley behind the shipbuilder's place at the harbor to talk to Alrik. Offer to get his sword. Go talk to Jora near the East Gate. If you solved Gold for Merchant in his favor he'll give you the sword for free. Alrik's sword can be used to save yourself a few LP if you want to train Two-Handed, but I'd just pay the points and end the quest. Its not worth carrying the thing around till Chapter 3, when you can first find trainers to teach you up to 100 Two-Handed melee weapons. [Thug at the Pub] In front of the pub at the harbor is a stupid thug, Moe. He wants your money. Either pay him gold or go wide around him. If you fight well you can beat him at level 3 with a little luck. You don't seem to get reported even if you surprise him - the folks here seem to like a good brawl. [Lares' Trip] Talk to Lares and ask about Lee and the mercenaries. Lares will offer to lead you to him. Accept his offer and tag along. Lares will kill everything in sight. At the end of the trip, he'll stop at the tavern. If you avoid him here, you can pull some monsters from around here up to him and he'll kill them all. Lurkers, scavengers, bloodflies - and you getrthe experience. You have to get quite close to talk to him, so make a short cut around him while beasts are chasing you and he'll go attack them. He also won't talk to you while he's fighting. Bandits in Jack's Lighthouse Talk to Jack, sitting at the harbor of Khorinis. Kill all the bandits in his lighthouse. Return to him. These may be the toughest bandits in the game. If they see you, all three'll open up with bows and cut you down. You need good armor and more levels to beat them. I suggest ascending the hill behind them and attacking from the other side of the lighthouse, or running up and hiding behind the she duntil they draw swords and attack you. Either way, I suggest you be at least level 15 and have medium merc or militia armor first. Information for Garvell Talk to Garvell in Khorinis harbor. You'll need to get him some info. You can get part of it by getting some beers and talking to the militiaman, Ulf, at the free beer stand Just keep giving him beer and asking questions. To get the rest, you'll need to talk to Lord Hagen. >> As long as you're in the area, buy a map of the Khorinis area from Barhim down at the harbor. << The Experiment Talk to Ignaz in the house behind Matteo's store. Accept his scroll and offer. Find a citizen to beat up and use it. If you beat up Valentino and use it, you can get a nice hidden quest, sort of. Don't use it on Ignaz - it won't work. [Valentino's "Admirers"] If you beat up Valentino and take his money, and then speak to Regis, he'll give you a ring. Go talk to Coragon the next day, and give him the ring for some experience, and a joke at Valentino's expense. After you beat Valentino up, take his key if you intend to join the Thieves' Guild. Its needed for a quest later on. Actually beating Valentino up is easy if you can get him alone. Fortunately, he drinks till 4:00 am at Coragon's tavern and then walks back home to the upper quarter. You can't beat him up by the temple because you'll be seen. You can, if you're lucky and strong, beat him up in his house in the Upper Quarter, but it is hard and your likely to get a big fine. The easiest place is right next to the entrance to upper Khorinis, between the stairs and Bosper's place. Just stand where the knights and guard posted by the temple can't see you and wait for Valentino. [Alternate Militia Entrance] Usually, you need to be a citizen to join the militia. Talk their commander, Lord Andre about that. He'll make you and offer - kill the Thieves for him and he'll let you enter. Complete the quests "Gold for a Merchant" or "A Brazen Thief", "Baltram's Shipment" or "The False Messenger", and "[Something's Fishy]". Then see "[Thieves' Guild]", below. Once you enter the sewers and talk to Cassia, you can kill them or leave. If you leave, you can talk to Andre and he'll send some men to kill them all by next morning. >> If you only kill some of the Thieves, then tell Andre, his guards move the bodies back to their original locations! << [Pablo and the Wanted Poster] If you go near a militiaman named Pablo he'll stop you and tell you he's seen you before. You can either deny it or ask him about the whole shebang. Asking him about it nets you some information about where to find the bandits (They're up near Onar's place). If you accept the truth, he'll find out you're a convict and so will Lord Andre. Canther's Favor Whether you helped him or not, Canther the merchant will stop you when he first sees you. Seems he wants you to screw over Sarah the arms dealer. You can ignore him, but he'll show up in Chapter 2 to bother you. You can accept and do the dirty deed, in which case he gives you a good blade and Sarah goes bye-bye. Or you can turn him in to Lord Andre for a reward and Sarah's weapon, a nice blade, a Pirate's Cutlass. If you do the latter, Canther will go free in Chapter 3 and replace Sarah, and he'll try to take vengeance on you by getting other merchants to refuse service to you, being a convict and all. You can bribe him to drop the matter thereafter. Or you can kill him in jail; for some ungodly reason no one cares. If Lord Andre finds out you are a convict, Canther will go free as well. >> I first read this trick in Ellusion's FAQ on Gamefaqs, but have confirmed it for myself. Credit where credit is due. << Gold for a Merchant Talk to Jora near the East Gate. He'll tell you about a dirty thief named Rengaru. Make an offer to get Rengaru. Talk to Rengaru - he'll be near the merchant's square then. He'll run to the other side of the militia house. Follow him. Talk to him once he's done and hell surrender. Take the money and/or let him go, then return the cash to Jora. A Brazen Thief This is Rengaru's side of the "Gold for a Merchant" quest. Simply let Rengaru go and don't take the money from him, after you chase him. [Tobacco Road] Talk to Abuyin about tobacco to get this quest. He'll give you two apple tobacco pouches. You'll need to know some alchemy as well, and have three water flasks. Mix the apple tobacco with honey, another with swampweed, and a third with a dark mushroom. You'll need to buy another apple tobacco from Zuris or find it later. Take the murky tobacco to Dar at Onar's farm. Take the swampweed tobacco to the gardener behind Lord Hagen's building in Upper Khorinis. Take the honey tobacco to Abuyin. The False Messenger Talk to Kardif the owner of the harbor pub (the Pegleg) and see if there any "special" work available. Talk to Nagur about it. Go complete "Baltram's Shipment" (below), except take the shipment to Nagur. Alternatively, turn Nagur in with the militia by talking to Lord Andre. Either way you must help Akil get rid of the mercenaries on his farm first. Baltram's Shipment After getting the quest "The False Messenger", talk to Baltram near the East Gate. Go to Akil's Farm, by leaving by the East Gate and taking the path to the right. When you see the stairs, go up them to your left. Talk to Akil for the shipment. Bring it back to Baltram. Bandit Raids Talk to Hakon the weapons dealer near the East Gate. Go to Akil's Farm, by leaving by the East Gate and taking the path to the right. When you see the stairs, go up them to your left. Follow the trail to your left. Continue around until you see a rocky outcropping. Go up to it and enter the cave. Kill the bandits. Return to Hakon. Something's Fishy After you do the above quest, look around and find a "light fish". Use it like a potion in your inventory. Read the note. Go back to Khorinis and go to the harbor. Find the fish merchants across the street from the harbor pub. Talk to him. You can then either turn him in or get some "special fish", which he will sell you one of per day. [Thieves' Guild] Complete the quests "Gold for a Merchant" or "A Brazen Thief", "Baltram's Shipment" or "The False Messenger", and "[Something's Fishy]". Doing so will trigger a new opportunity. Talk to the harbor pub owner Kardif, and then go behind the brothel, near Edda's house. If you helped the Thieves out, they'll invite you to join. Otherwise, their assassin will try and kill you. Either way, you can get a key that opens the sewer entrance right by the harbor - just jump in the water and go over near the town walls and you'll see it. Inside you'll fight some rats and meet Jesper. He'll invite you to meet with Cassia, the Thieves' leader. She'll offer to let you join whether you got in by killing their enforcer or not - you are obviously competent either way, I guess. She can teach you pickpocketing, Ramirez will teach you lockpicking, and Jesper can teach you Stealth. See the Thieve's Guild entry under "Guild Quests, below, for more information and more quest solutions. Bosper's Bow Talk to Bartok about this, then to Bosper. You'll need to enter the sewers to continue, so you'll have to complete the quests "Gold for a Merchant" or "A Brazen Thief", "Baltram's Shipment" or "The False Messenger", and "[Something's Fishy]". Once you do, go to the left at look for a small opening in the wall. Enter. You'll need to pick the chest on the ground. Inside is Bosper's bow. Take it back to him. The combination is: RR-LL-R. Coragon's Silver Found in the same chest as Bosper's bow, above. Take the silver to Coragon the innkeeper. He'll give you some special brew, which adds +3 hp and +1 mana permanently. Lehmar's Ledger and Loans Once you get pickpocketing and have at least 25 Dex, go to Lehmar and pickpocket his Ledger. Take it to Thorben and give it to him. Buy it back from him. He'll give you some lockpicks. Take it to Coragon and give it to him for his special brew (permanent stat boosts!). Buy it back from him. Take it to Hanna the innkeeper for a key. This goes to the Thieves' stash on the island in the harbor. Snapper's Claws Talk to Lutero in Upper Khorinis - in the day he's lounging off to the side of the Paladin's compound. He'll commission you to find special snapper claws. You don't need a skill to complete this. You have to complete a subquest in Chapter 2, in the Valley of Mines. There, talk to Fajeth (see the walkthrough for how to get to him) and the quest from there will involve killing the creature you need. >> There are two special rings in this world one which gives +5 to all AC's and one that gives +10. You can only get them each once. Lutero promises you the +5 one if you haven't got it already. To find the other, explore the cave near the pyramid in the northeastern section of the region map, where you find the orcslayer. Deep inside the cave you'll see a chest near three graves. Open it to get a nice weapon and a bag with the +5 or +10 ring inside. The chest combination is: LL-RR- LL-R. Use the weapon to kill the golems that now attack you. It's blunt and they are vulnerable to that. If you already got the commission from Lutero, the ring will be the +10 version, instead, even if you haven't completed the quest. << Secret Island Stash Hop into the harbor and start swimming out to the left-most island in the harbor. There is a stretch of beach around back. Go up and kill the lizards there, and search for a partly-hidden cave. Enter it and use the torch like a stove to turn off the trap ahead. Go through the cave and find a wealth of goodies and gold. One chest here cannot be opened until Chapter 3. See "Something Lost", below, for more. [On the Beach] You can swim past the sewers entrance to reach three beaches. There's not much on the first two, but the last one has a Rough Bastard Sword (45 damage, 45 strength 1-hander) and a chest: R-LL-RR-LLL-RRR, which has 250 gold. Beware the Lizards, which will chew you up before you get decent armor. Its not impossible to kill them before that, its just hard. (Quests below this start outside Khorinis) [Easy Swag] There's a dead militiaman with a nice amulet and sword, amongst other things, on top of a cave near the East Gate. Go out the gate, turn right on the path, and head into the trees on your left. Look for the cave but go up atop it. Climb the ledge to find your target. In the cave is a big, nasty orc and he wants to kill you. He probably will until you have some armor and skill up around 50-60. However, as long a you have a decent weapon (40+ damage) you can do it. >> I first read this trick in Ellusion's FAQ on Gamefaqs, but have confirmed it for myself. Credit where credit is due. << [Ehnim and Egill] Aki'l two sons are up there with him on the farm. You can talk to one and then to the other, getting them angrier and angrier by carrying insults back and forth until they fight. You get to loot the one that goes down. In Chapter 2 they'l be sitting up near the house and everyone will pitch in and fight the one that hits first, killing him. A Farmer in Need Go to Akil's Farm, by leaving by the East Gate and taking the path to the right. When you see the stairs, go up them to your left. Talk to Akil. Beat up the mercs with the farmers. Talk to Akil. This doesn't affect your ability to join the mercenaries. Bottoms Up Talk to Rukhar and the Dead Harpy tavern. He'll challenge you to a drinking contest, but you can't accept. You can get a stand-in, though. Go to Akil's farm and yalk to Randolph about it. Seems Rukhar's a cheat. Wait till nightfall and take some water to put into the chest nest to the bar - no one will care. Remove the gin as well. Now, go talk to Randolph and Rukhar and quest will finish next chapter. Bet 200 gold with Rukhar for the maximum payoff. >> I find it quite odd that this contest goes on for days. << Dragomir's Crossbow Find Dragomir in the large camp near the inn - its right up the road. Talk to him. Go to the Sun Circle. Go past Akil's farm, hugging the cliff to your right. Go past the Shrine to Innos and turn right at the Graveyard. G up the stairs, past the mine, and up to the Sun Circle area - it's the forested section. [Secret Still] South of the Sun Circle, on the slope on the other side of the road from the graveyard, lies a cave. Inside it is a winch. If you have molerat fat you can turn the winch and go isnide, netting you a bunch of gin. Open the locked chests to get "Secret of the Wine". Tal to Vino to get some experience about it. The Lazy Farmer Go to Sekob's Farm. Find a guy named Bronko. Beat him up or pay his toll. Find Till standing outside, between the house and barn. Talk to him. He'll ask you to get Bronko back to work. Go talk to Bronko and beat him up if you didn't already. Talk to Bronko and get him to work. Talk to Till again. The Forbidden Pasture Although any character can get this quest, you can only complete it if you took "Drive Away the Militia" from Torlof. This means that if you take "Collect the Rent" you can't finish this unless you actually become a mercenary. Talk to Balthasar in Sekob's farm. Complete "Drive Away the Militia" and then talk Bengar into letting Balthasar up there. The Sun Aloe Find Sagitta behind Sekob's farm; her cave is near the Shrine of Innos. Ask her about learning alchemy and she'll send you to find Sun Aloe. The downside is that you have to get it from Black Troll dung. You can find one in the far northern corner of the Khorinis area. If you have a map, the Black Troll cave is southwest across a bridge from the round section in the far northeast. Otherwise, take the road by Dragomir and follow it around until you reach a hunter with a Snapper problem. Go past him and you'll see the Black Troll. You don't have to fight - the Sun Aloe is in front of the cave. Take it to Sagitta. [Lead off the Golem] Although Fire Mages will get to kill this brute, every character can get all his goodies. The Magic Golem is immune to magic and weapon - save one weapon, which only Fire Mages get to use. First, find the thing. He's sitting up on the high ridge behind Sagitta's. Go along the road tht leads from Dragomir to the Pyrmaid, and he'll be waiting for you when you double back to cross the ravine bridge. You can slip past him easily by sticking to one side of the road, but the better thing to do is to deliberately bait him and run past him. Go hopping from ledge to ledge, and make sure you don't leave him behind. When he bellows in ange, he's stopped, so slow down for a moment and let him chase you again. Once you hit the lower road, ditch him and run up the path to the goodies aagain. Steal them quickly - there isn't much time. There will be scrolls and alchemical ingredients all over the place. Don't worry about it getting stuck near the road and chasing you every time you go by, either. He'll be re-placed up at the path where he was. [Grimbauld's Snapper Hunting Trip] Near the Black Troll cave there is a hunter, Grimbauld. Agree to go snapper-hunting with him to get him to teach you hunting skills. The snappers aren't too hard, just fast and vicious, and you'll have to fight off the whole pack. (The Quests below start around Onar's Farm) [Fester's Field Raider Hunt] If you talk to Fester, standing over near Sentenza or the a bit down the road toward Sekob's Farm, you'll find out about some Field Raiders that killed some farmers. You can accompany him on the hunt. He'll party with you, which means he kills the monsters and you get the experience anyway. He should be more than strong enough to kill them all. You can get some nice items in the back, including a potion of Dexterity. Collect the Rent Once you've talked to Lee and offered to join his band, Torlof will give you a mission - choose either this one or "Drive Away the Militia". Either way, once you complete the mission, the other will be given to you later if you join the mercenaries. Go to Sekob's farm and talk to Sekob himself. Go to Onar and tell him about it. Either pay Onar or don't. You can go back to Sekob and threaten him for the money. This quest doesn't garner as much respect as "Drive Away the Militia", but it works the same and earns you Torlof's support. Drive Away the Militia Once you've talked to Lee and offered to join his band, Torlof will give you a mission - choose either this one or "Collect the Rent". Either way, once you complete the mission, the other will be given to you later if you join the mercenaries. Go to Bengar's Farm. Its on the highlands near Buster's watch post, and can be accessed by heading across the bridge from the Dead Harpy or going up stairs from the other side. There are two militiamen here. Kill them. Return to Torlof. You can do this quest and still join the Militia. Jarvis's Challenge Jarvis wants you to beat up some of Silvio's men to show them who's who. Beat up any three of Bullco, Rod, Sentenza, Fester, or Raoul and talk to Jarvis again to complete it. Bullco and Sentenza are tough, dangerous foes. Sylvio himself is unbeatable right now.. Rod's Sword Rod at Onar's farm has a big two-hander. Talk to him and say you are too strong enough. If you have a decent strength score (25) you'll equip it. Give it back to Rod and he'll teach you Two-Handed weapon skills. If you are doing "Jarvis's Challenge", however, use the sword to beat up Rod first, then give it back. There is a glitch that sometimes makes you wield another weapon, though Rod will still Four Wolves for Pepe Behind Onar's Farm lies Pepe. He's having trouble with wolves. Kill the wolves for him - they're near the camp north of the farm. Talk to Pepe again to complete Kick Bullco's Butt After killing the wolves, why not beat up Bullco for screwing Pepe over? He's no slouch in combat, but he can be defeated with smarts and steel (or a few spells). First, talk to Thekla about it. Then talk to Sylvio and threaten him or tell him Thekla doesn't like him. Bullco will talk to you and fight. You can beat him fairly easily if you keep a table between you. He won't be able to move in close, where he'll start unleashing combos and smack you around. If he gets in a lucky shot it could all be over quick, though, so keep your defense up! If you fight anyone indoors, do not under any circumstances take their stuff or you will be considered a thief and beaten up. Must be a bug. A Good Fighter Talk to Cord, off to the side of Onar's house. He'll support you if you get your skill in a melee weapon up to 30%. Talk to him after doing so to complete. For a Fistful of Herb Talk to Cipher. He'll tell you he's low on stock - you can get this quest and "A Package Full of Weed." Cipher will support you if you get him 10 swampweed stalks. You have to have stalks, not raw swampweed. Either find some, or synthesize them if you have any alchemical skills from swampweed. Give them to Cipher. A Package Full of Weed Seems someone stole Cipher's swampweed. He suspects Bobo did it, but if you talk to Bodo you'll see that's not really true. Well, of course he might be lying (and you can get a little bit of swampweed off of him) but even if you beat him up there's no package, and no chest key either. Hmm. Y'know, that fellow Dar seems to have a pipe in his mouth all the time. Go ask him between Thekla's kitchen and Onar's house. Beat him up and find out where it really is. You can even tell Cipher about it and watch him beat up Dar. Anyway, go back to Khorinis and down to the harbor. Enter the warehouse and kill that jerk watching the place. Check the backrooms to find the package. Give it to Cipher. Doing this this won't let you turn in the package to Adre in "A Package Full of Weed". Stew After beating up Bullco, talk to Thekla to get some stew - hers will raise you strength by one.l Ask for some more and she'll send you to Sagitta for some herbs. Go to Sagitta, get the herbs, and come back for more stew. >> I had some fun thinking how buff her kids must be after being raised on that stuff. << The Hungry Hunter If you go down the valley past Cord, you'll see a carpenter and Hunter named Grom. Talk to him and bring him milk, bread, and ham, and he'll teach you some of the trick of the trade. [Gaan's Prey] If you go up near Bengar's farm you'll see the hunter Gaan. He's heard a vicious snorting creature around and want you to find it and kill it. Go over near the mountainside to find it. This is a Dragon Snapper, and he's hungry for you. Kill it and Gaan will teach you how to take Dragon Snapper horns and trophies. The Tomb of Inubis You really shouldn't try this one yet, but you can theoretically accomplish it in Chapter 1 so here goes. Go to Onar's farm, and walk down the path to his family graveyard. Go past it to another tomb. Go inside and press the switches on each wall to open the tomb. Go down and hop down the steps. Heck the body for a clue about your next foe. Go down the tunnel and don't fear the three skeletons. Look on the shelf for a King's Sorrel. Now, go down one of the side tunnels and kill the skeleton. They won't attack until they are attacked. Use the key it drops to open the chest, then immediately exit it and run for the entrance. Once you arrive at the "steps" stop and wait. Slowly go aback and kill all the monsters that spawned around the chest you opened. The dangerous enemies are the skellies. Do this again for the other side tunnel. >> I first read this trick in Ellusion's FAQ on Gamefaqs, but have confirmed it for myself. Credit where credit is due. << Now it gets hard. Kill the last skeleton in the straight chamber and open the chest. Run as before but go down a side tunnel. Kill the skeleton mage and skeleton warriors that appear in it, then switch to a ranged weapon or spell and kill the one that appeared on the far side. Now, blocking your escape is Inubis and a pair of Shadowknights, and these are deadly foes, but if you've come this far you're strong enough to beat him. The key is to inch around the corner and draw them off one-at a time. Inubis fights like any other skeleton, just stronger. Killing him nets you some gold, but it's not a major deal. Your reward is the boatload of experience you get for clearing the place. This is much, much easier if you wait until chapter 3 and get some decent armor before doing it. [Wasili's Coin Collection] Another quest-that-isn't. Find Wasili in Onar's house. Talk to him about his antiques and he'll offer to buy any old coins you get. You can bargain him up to 10 gold each, but the real gods here is the experience. It's not much, but the coins themselves aren't worth anything and you can get a fair number in the Valley of Mines. Chapter 2 >> Assumes you start in Khorinis and work your way toward the Valley of Mines. << Fernando's Business After starting Chapter 2, look for Fernando in Upper Khorinis. Talk to him and you'll be given a quest to find out what happened to the ore. After completing Chapter 2, return to Fernando with the answer. The Message Talk to Vatras. He'll have message for you to take to Isgaroth, a Fire Mage who prays outside the Monastery. Take it to him - Isgaroth is in the large shrine right by the path. Return to vatras to get a sweet reward beyond what he promised. Bad News On you way down the Valley of Mines path, you'll see the corpse of a Paladin beaing chewed on by a snapper. Kill it and loot the body for stuff. Further down, talk to the scout and he'll tell you to take the news of the paladin's death to his brother. The brother in question is Oric, and he's in the second floor of the castle's command post (the building with Garond in it). Rescue Gorn Talk to Milten in the Fire Mage's tower in the Castle. Go talk to Garond and pay him 1000 gold for Gorn's freedom. Talk to the prison guard and he'll let you go free Gorn. This comes in handy later on. Meat Talk to Parlaf inside the Castle and then talk to Engor the quartermaster. Give him any 24 pieces of meat. He'll take the high- quality stuff like ham and sausage before fried meat. Gold for Brutus >>You should loot Den's corpse before starting this quest. Den's body is noted in the walkthrough, below. Otherwise you may hit a bug and Den's stuff will be gone. << Talk to Brutus the Torturer. Give him 200 gold and he'll train your strength. [Dead Olav] On your way to see Fajeth, you may come across a small side cave with the body of Olav inside. Take his purse, but don't open it. Take it to Fajeth's and talk to Bilgot, and tell him the fate of Olav. Bilgot's Curse At Fajeth's camp, after clearing the area of snappers, you can escort Bilgot to the mouth of the pass to Khorinis. He'll follow you, so the easy way is to just hop in the river and avoid the orcs. >> This will result in him dying later on. But he'll probably die either way. << Tenegron's Ring At Fajeth's camp, talk to Tengron to get his ring. Take it to Udar in the Castle. [Demon Tower] If you go all the way south in the middle of the Valley of Mines you'll come to an ugly looking-copy of Xardas' tower. Well, it is Xardas' tower from Gothic 1. If you go in you'll have to fight a nasty battle against some demons, but emerge victorious and you'll find a few goodies, including the Master Sword! No, its not the Sword of Evil's Bane and you're not Link! It's a 65 damage, 65 dexterity sword and a good one for archery-specialists. Chapter 3 >> Assumes you start at Bengar's farm, head towards Onar's, and work your way toward Khorinis. << [Posssessed] If you get possessed in this Chapter, go to the monastery. You'll have to see Lord Hagen and give your report (and demand the Eye of Innos) to get access if you are a Militiaman (though not Paladin) or Mercenary. Once inside the Monastery, talk to Pyrokar to buy some potions to cure the possession. Fire Mages don't need to pay. Alone and Helpless Talk to Bengar. He needs mercenary help. Go towards Onar's Farm. Talk to Wolf and hire him for 1000 (200 if you are a mercenary). Go talk to Malek, who is camped out in a small pass that leads to Grom's camp. Go talk to Malek again at Bengar's Farm. Talk to Bengar about Wolf and Malek. Black Hide This quest only starts once you achieve your advanced guild class: Fire Mage, Paladin, or Dragonhunter. Hence, Fire Mages get this in Chapter 1, the others in Chapter 3. Talk to Raoul at Onar's. Seems he wants to see a Black Troll hide. See my writeup for "the Sun Aloe" is you haven't found it yet, then go kill the Troll and bring its hide back. You do need to know how to take hides for this quest. Banished Farmer Go to Sekob's Farm, and everyone will be milling about outside. Offer to help Sekob out. Run inside and kill the Black Robes. Talk to Sekob again. Torlof's Fear of the Dark Man A Black Robe has been poking around and freaking Sekob out. Go down from where Cord is standing toward Grom and kill the Black Robe you see. Now go up to the bandit camp. There's another Seeker. Kill him too. If you didn't get the bandits earlier, they'll try to stick you now. The Power of the Stars As a militiaman or paladin, Talk to Hyglas in the Monastery library. He'll send you find book "Divine Power of the Stars." Zuris and Constantino sell it in Khorinis. Bring it to Hyglas. Sheep Thieves Talk to Akil at his farm. Go to the stairs back to the path back to Khorinis, but keep following the highland trail around to where you see a rocky outcropping. Go up there and enter the cave and kill the bandits. Talk to the sheep and it will follow you. Take it to Akil and tell him about the bandits and the sheep. Diego's Gold Go to Khorinis. Talk to Diego, standing near Matteo's store. Give him his pouch of gold, found near the entrance to the Valley of Mines. Diego's Letter After completing "Diego's Gold", talk to Diego again and take his letter to Gerbrandt. Your target is standing at his house just inside Upper Khorinis. Take it to him and watch Gerbrandt clear out. Return to Diego and inform him of the circumstances. Looks like D's got some new digs. Something Lost Talk to Hanna the innkeeper in Khorinis. She needs someone to find her lost documents. Talk to Brahim down at the docks and buy his new map. Take it to Hanna. She'll give you a key. [This key opens a locked chest in the stash on the island in the harbor. See "Secret Stash" for more information.] Healing for Hilda Go to Lobart's Farm. If you are a Paladin, you may have to fight off a swarm of orcs here. Talk to Lobart and then talk to his wife, Hilda. Go talk to Vatras. Return to Hilda and give her the medicine. Documents Go to the Monastery of Fire. Talk to Babo. He wants to get something from Igaraz., You can either search around for Igaraz's chest or bribe him for the key. Then read the letter or just take the letter to Babo. You can use it to blackmail Babo or just give it to him. [Opolos Wants the News] In the Monastery of Fire garden, you can give news to Opolos for a small experience reward. There are three pieces of info to give him, all of which you already have, having finished Chapter 2. After that, there's nothing more you can give him. Chapter 4 >> Assumes you turn around and go back to Khorinis before going to the Valley of Mines. In the Valley, I assume you head towards the Castle and then to the snow field.<< [Dar's Ambitions] It seems that Dar the mercenary at Onar's wants to become a big shot. Give him the ring of an Orc Warlord (one location of such is detailed in the Chapter 4 walkthrough. Paladins get their own version of this quest. Dar gives you an Amulet of Agility if you help him out. Neoras' Dragon Egg Brew If you go to Neoras in the Monastery cellars, you can hear his story of trying to make a special potion with a dragon egg; naturally, he can't finish it without one. Talk to him and then give him the egg. He'll start making the potion. It appears you'll have to wait until Chapter 5 to get it, but the Dragon Egg Brew raises your strength like an Elixir of Strength. There aren't any side effects, despite what Neoras says, so drink away. He'll also give you some healing potions or a Ring of Defense, but you probably need the potion more than the gear. [Hordes of Elite Orc Warriors] Although this quest is a Paladin quest, other guilds can still hunt down one of the Orc Warlords for his ring, if you want it. The Warlord and his band lie just north of the rope bridge, which itself is a bit south of the pyramid. [Bring the Dragon Egg to Lee] Although this leads to a mercenary quest, other guilds can still hunt down some of the lizardmen. Seems they've been taking dragon eggs outside of the Valley of Mines. Go to Xardas' and go down into the valley near there, though the pond cave. Go into the cave at the far end of the valley. Kill the lizardmen and take the dragon egg. Take it to Lee to get the mercenary quest, or to Neoras in the Monastery cellars for a "special" potion. You can find another later in the Ice Dragon's treasure pile. Lost in the Darkness When you reach the Castle in the Valley of Mines again, talk to Udar. It seems Sengrath ran off into the night. Run straight out ahead down the ram and go toward the river to find Sengrath's body. Poor bugger; it appears an orc elite got him. On the bright side, everything he had, inventory included, is still there! If you sold him stuff during Chapters 2 & 3, you can get it all back and sell it again. Theft Talk to Kereloth in the Castle yard. He'll mention he lost his purse. It's residing over near Jan on the bench beside the smithy. Take it back to Kereloth. You can tell him you think the Dragonhunters stole it, or that your not sure. If you say the Dragonhunters stole it, Kereloth will go beat up Jan. Jan, however, seems to win more often than not. Jan and the Smithy In the Castle, talk to Jan, sitting on the bench. Seems he wants to work but can't. Go talk to Garond. Tell him Jan wants to work and you take responsibility. Go talk to Jan, who will not sell you stuff. Hosh-Pak If you talk to Garond he mentions that Oric could use some tactical tools. You're it. Go talk to Oric on the second floor of the Castle and he'll send you to decapitate the orcs by killing their leaders. Hosh- Pak stands on the bluff overlooking the castle and the siege ring. He's well guarded but you can take him down easily by now. Just don't let the shamans gang up on you. Return to Oric. Fero's Sword Fero the Dragonhunter lost his blade and needs it back. Talk to him: it's lying on the ground near Hosh-Pak's tents. The Filthy Sty Oddly, it seems Brutus thee torturer is deathly afraid of Meatbugs. Kill them for him and talk to him for a miniscule reward. Hunger Talk to Gerold near the prison. Seems they cut the rations and he's dying for food. Lets feed him something. Meet him at the Fire Mage's tower (where Milten was in Chapter 2) and give him cheeses or meat or even fish soup. Give him 9 pieces for a hefty experience and money reward. He'll tell you when he's done. Jan and the Dragonblood You can give Dragonblood to Jan at the smithy in the castle, if you help him get a spot working there. Sadly, it's not really worth the 5 LP you'd have to spend to get Dragonblood. >> I first read this trick in Ellusion's FAQ on Gamefaqs, but have confirmed it for myself. Credit where credit is due. << Engrom's Hide If you go find Talbin, where he was in Chapter 2, in the camp near the bridge, he'll tell you Engrom ran off - and Talbin wants his Lurker hide back. As it happens, Engrom isn't far. Go to Paladin Marcos' hiding place, and Engrom will be there. You can get the hide back from him. Angar's Amulet >> You may have already met Angar in the Castle. He'll talk to you then, but his quest remains the same and he will show up in the location below. << If you go to the snow region, you'll see a small path leading up along the ice wall. Go along it. You can also get here by swimming across the lake or going around the swamp. You'll face a couple of skeletons and come to a stone-ring graveyard with eerie music. Nearby stands Angar, an old pal. He wants his amulet back, but he lost it near the graveyard and is too afraid to go looking for it. Help him out by getting it back. You can convince him to come along with you if you wish. Go down the cave near the stone circle. Inside, fight off the skeletons and the skeleton mage. Angar's Amulet is on the table. Give it to Angar, and he'll want to leave the Valley of Mines. Later, you can see him resting near Marco's hiding place. The skeleton mage guards an Elixir of Spirit, so it's a good idea to do this quest. >>Nearby, look for a cave with some skeletons. You'll also get to fight a skeletal Shadowbeast for a strength potion. It's not very fearsome. << Two Ice Giants for Sylvio If you go to the snow region, you'll see Sylvio and some dead Dragonhunters. Looks like Sylvio wants you to kill the Ice Golems. This is not too hard. Blast them with magic or run in close, dodging their ice spell. It freezes you. They won't do too much damage before you get unfrozen, anyway. After doing so, Sylvio will wander off while you kill the Ice Dragon. When you do so, Sylvio meets you on the way out and attacks. Kill him. Bullco will attack you thereafter, but only once if you beat him up. Ur-Shak If you go back to Fajeth's camp you'll see them being assaulted by a nasty band of orcs. Its possible to save some of them, but it's not easy. Drink a speed potion and run like the wind up there. You can even cut your own men down, which knocks them out while you fight the orcs. Tenegron will die quickly from the Orc elite if you don't save him, while Fajeth will last longer. The hunter fellow may do quite well. No matter the outcome, afterward run up to the high bluff overlooking it and talking your old buddy, Ur-Shak. Seems he wants a place in the world. If you tell him Hosh-Pak's location, he'll run off to it. If you want to talk to him there, it seems he's decided to hook up with the orcs again. He'll be quite angry over you killing Ur-Shak (and its unlikely you'll get to talk with Ur-Shak without doing so). Seems the friendship is broken, but he won't attack you. Chapter 5 >> Assumes you start at Bengar's farm and work your way toward Khorinis. << [Mercs and Fire Mages get a real quest instead of this, "The Show-Off". Sekob Misses his Wife Talk to Sekob and he'll lament his wife's dissapearence. He wants you to find her. She's up along the road from Dragomir to the pyramid. This quest and "Rosi's Flight" is broken if Till or Rosi is dead already. Talk to Rosi and bring them back to Sekob to complete. Rosi's Flight Once you find Rosi, it seems she doesn't want to go back. Paladins lead her to Khorinis to end this quest. Fier mages take her to the monastery. Mercs can lead her to Onar's Farm instead. Either way it nets you more experience than Sekob's quest, so be a good guy. Guild Quests Militia/Paladin (Chapter 1) Where is Peck? Talk to Lord Andre about getting a weapon for this one. Find Peck in the brother, across the street from the harbor pub. Talk to him, then once he starts leaving go back to Lord Andre. You can either turn Peck in or keep quiet. Peck will give you a heavy branch as you weapon if you turn him in, for a decent blade if you don't, but either way you'll soon have better. A Package Full of Weed The Problems at Lobart's Farm Talk to Andre about assignments. Go to Lobart's farm and talk to Lobart. Kill the field Raiders. Talk to Lobart again. The Weed Deal Go find Mortis. Talk to him about weed (and don't wear your militia armor, either), and then go to the warehouse down at the harbor with the lone rude man inside. Kill him. Take the weed in the chest in the back to Lord Andre. Alternatively, you can keep it for another quest, but you'll get less experience, by telling Andre you threw it in the harbor. (Chapter 3) The Desecrated Shrines Talk to Ulthar the Fire Mage, next to Pyrokar. He'll send you on a quest to purify some of the Shrines to Innos around the map. It seems the locations of the desecrated ones are slightly random. Buy a map of them from the Monastery treasurer and go looking. Pray at the shrine and if it's desecrated you'll feel the evil energy. Just use the special holy water to clean them. Return to Ulthar and receive more experience and an amulet that adds 10 to Strength and Dexterity. Best reward in the game, in my opinion. (Chapter 4) Deprivation If you talked Randolph into the drinking context, he'll now have a huge hangover. You can cure by talking to him about it and then getting Sagitta's cure for him. It doesn't pay well, but the 500 experience is fair. [Dar's Ambitions] It seems that Dar the mercenary at Onar's wants to become a big shot. by beating you up. Smack the little punk around. Hordes of Elite Orc Warriors This quest is detailed in the walkthrough because it is a very large part of Chapter 4. Mercenary (Chapter 1) Respect To join the mercs, talk to Lee. He'll send you to Torlof, who gives you your choice of a quest and starts this quest. You need to get the approval of a bunch of mercs, by doing tasks for them or beating them up. Most of the quests are listed under Sidequests: Chapter 1. Apart from that, you can talk to Wolf for his support and beat up Buster for his. Other mercs won't support you unless you beat them up, but you should be able to smack around most of them completing Jarvis' quest. Others: Sentenza wants you to pay up some cash. If you already paid his toll that'll do. I assume you can beat him up for approval, but have thus far failed to manage that. He's not quite as tough as Bullco but he's almost as strong and there's no cover. Fester promises to support you if you go on is hunt, but he reneges on the deal (i.e., he lied). Engage him in a quick, decisively victorious pugilistic contest to demonstrate your refusal to acquiesce to his lack of veracity (i.e, beat the tar out of the lying jerk). If you fight anyone indoors, do not under any circumstances take their stuff or you will be considered a thief and beaten up. Must be a bug. [Onar's Gold Plate] Looks like the Milita took even the plates from Onar's house - the war is getting desperate. Go to the militia house and sneak inside - during the day everyone is likely to beat you up for it. Go pick the chest at the far end to find the family plate. Take it back to Maria, and she'll get Onar will increase your salary. (Chapter 3) Maleth's Walking Stick Go talk to Maleth at Lobart's. Find his walking stick near the stone circle at Lobart's place - its guarded by a Shadowbeast. Take it to Maleth to find an interesting opportunity. Go into the ravine on the other side of the road from Lobart's and follow it around. Kill the bandits and take their gold. Shadowbeast Horns for Buster Buster want him some Shadowbeast horns. Get the skill and hunt Shadowbeasts away. Give the horns to buster. You can beat him up to get the horns back as much as you want. Then you can give them back for more. The Judge's Lackey Talk to Lee for this. Then go talk to the Jude in Khorinis. His house is of to the right as you're facing the Paladin's command post, toward the wall. The judge will want you to do some things for him. First he wants you to steal the sacred hammer from the Fire Mages (!), so you'll have to have reporte to Lord Hagen. Do as he says. He'll have another assignment. Go to the bandit cave up the road from Lobart's and talk to the men there, specifically Morgahard. Now go off to the Dead harpy and talk to them. Now go to Onar's Farm and talk to Morgahard again. Give the letter you get to Lee. Now go back to the Judge and tell him all about your little adventure. Kill the bastard - and really kill him, not just knock him out. The Forged Mineshares Talk to Serpentes in the Monastery to receive this quest. Go fins Salandril in Upper Khorinis. Talk to him, then beat him up. He'll follow you back to the Monastery. Talk to Serpentes again to complete. (Chapter 4) [Winning Baltram's Favor] Baltram doesn't like mercs. Beat him up and - wait! Don't do that! Instead, talk to thim about it. If you bring him the goods he wats, he'll forgive you. He doesn't sell anything worthwhile, so I don't know why you'd bother. >> I first read this trick in Ellusion's FAQ on Gamefaqs, but have confirmed it for myself. Credit where credit is due. << Dragon Eggs This quest is detailed in the walkthrough because it is a very large part of Chapter 4. To get it, kill one of the dragons and then get one dragon egg in Khorinis. Then talk to Lee. (Chapter 5) The Show-Off Dar wants to be a big shot around here. Give him an orc warlord ring to complete the quest. You can find one up at the bridge over the ravine, along the road to the pyramid. Fire Mage (Chapter 1) [Entering the Monastery Walkthrough] Get 1,000 gold and a sheep from Pepe, behind Onar's house. Take it to the Monastery of Fire. Talk to Pedro, and he will give you a key. Go inside and talk to Parlan about joining. Once done, turn around and give your sheep to Opolos. Then, go to the right-hand side (as facing the church) and talk to Gorax. Give him the gold. [Babo's Training] Go talk to Babo and he gives you a Fighting Pike, a poor Two-Handed weapon. He also has a request for you. Go on the other side fo the yeard and talk to Sergio, in the room past Marduk. Ask Sergio to teach Babo. Sergio is happy to. Go talk to Babo to complete. Talk to Sergio later to get his raining tip: +2% to Two-Handed weapons. [Opolos' Alchemy] Opolos wants to learn some alchemy, but he needs a recipe. When you do Master Gorax's test, look in the larder for Neoras' recipe for mana potions. Give it to Opolos before taking it to Neoras. [Opening the Library] Go talk to Parlan again. Parlan wants you to do the will of the other Fire Mages, and has a task for you himself if you ask him. [Parlan's Task] He wants you to clean the Novice's Quarters. This will take too long for our hero. First go talk to Babo. He'll do it for a Wind Fist scroll. You can buy one from Gorax, or get one free later. Go across the yard and find the novice talking to Igaraz. Talk to him for some help for 50 gold. Go inside the monastery and talk to the novice there. He'll pitch in. Go downstairs and talk to the sweper in the cellar. He'll help you out. Not go talk to Parlan to complete. He must like your ignenuity. [Marduk's Task] Talk to Marduk. Go inside the shrone and pray to Innos to protect the Paladins. If Sergio is in the way, talk to him to move him. Talk to Sergio and he'll thank you. Talk to Marduk again. [Gorax's Task] Talk to Gorax and he gives you a key. Go downstairs into the cellar and find the dor marked "larder". Go inside and find the sausages. Now, take them around and give one to everybody wearing Novice's Robes, whether they have a name or just "Novice". Talk to people and give them the sausage in conversation. Don't forget babo, Pedro, and the two novices downstairs (one's guarding the hammer)! Pedro has a hint for you about Neoras's task if you give him two, and Babo will want two as well. You have one extra (i.e., the one for you), and can give them both two if you have enough. This will make Gorax angry with you, though. You can even keep all the sausages if you like. Talk to Gorax to complete. [Gorax's Second Task] Talk to Gorax and take his bottles. Take Gorax's bottles to the innkeeper of the Dead Harpy. Again, you have a choice about your actions: take the 100 gold instead the 240 you should otherwise get and the items, or hold out for the whole caboodle. Either way go back to Gorax. Give him the 100 gold or 240 gold (if you must you can lie and keep the difference, but I don't recommend it!) [Neoras' Task] Talk to Neoras in the cellars and he has a task for you. Bring him 7 Fire Nettles to complete. He'll give you a Wind Fist Scroll afterward. [Neoras' Second Task] Neoras lost his recipe. When you do Master Gorax's test, look in the larder for Neoras' recipe for mana potions. Give it to Opolos before taking it to Neoras. [Isgaroth's Task] Talk to Sergio and he will help you find a task. Go to Isgaroth, in the shrine outside the monastery. Seems a wolf has been prouling around. Draw your weapon and go down the rood. Kill the Black Wolf there - its not very dangerous. Go back to Isgaroth. A Short Trip to the City Once you have access to the library, talk to Karras. He has a little errand for you. Go to Khorinis and buy Oblivion scrolls from Ignaz (his house is behind Carl's smithy), or beat him up for them. Take the scrolls back to Karras. [The Test of Fire] Tasks completed, talk to Parlan. He'll let you into the library. If you've asked around, you may know that the Fire Mages alone can talk to Lord Hagan, not some puny novice. But how can we get in? Go into the library and read the book on the stand in the back corner, behind the shelf. Hmmm. this Test of Fire sounds promising. Go talk to Pyrokar and demand the Test. You'll have to complete his task, "The Path of Believers", Ulthar's "Create a Rune" test, and Serpentes' "The Living Rock". The three are tied together and can be done in one trip. The Living Rock After talking to Serpentes, go outside the church. Dyrian will offer you a Sleep scroll in exchange for your help later; it will come in handy in a moment if you don't have one. Go downstairs into the cellar and talk to the novice guarding the Sacred Hammer. Cast Sleep on him or knock him out (this makes him report you, though). Take the hammer. Leave the monastery and run down the path. Turn left befre you get to the Dead Harpy and talk to Igaraz about Serpentes' task. Continue down the path Igaraz stands on. Keep going until you start climbing up the hill. Equip the hammer. Go on up and at the top look for a big golem - he'll probably notice you and attack. Hit him with the hammer to kill him in one hit. Take alll the stuff you find. Take the hammer back to where you found it and give it back to the novice. The Path of Believers After getting the key from Pyrokar, leave the Monastery. Further down the path from the Golem, cross the river bridge and talk to Ulf. Seems Ulf is after the samething you are, but he lost track of Agon. Keep going down the oath (Ulf will follow you). Keep going until Ulf stops and warns you about the troll. Go forward to the lake. Turn right and follow it around. When you see the statue of Innos, go past it into the little valley. Look for a cave.and enter it. Follow the downward path (the upper leads to some minecrawlers, which are fairly tough until the mid-teen levels) to reach your goal. Uh-oh, seems Ago already found it. If you go up he'll talk to you. No matter what you say he'll attack, the paranoid psycho. Kill him and open the chest, taking the Rune. Go back and talk to Pyrokar. Ulf will meet you partway back and try to kill you. You could try to go the other way back, going across th far side of the lake, but it's much longer and more dangerous. Igaraz isn't nuts and won't try to kill you. >>You can ask Ulf to give you something to smoke, causing you to fight half-drugged. That is quite. odd. << Create a Rune After completing "Path of the Believers", go to the library and talk to Hyglas about teaching you to make a Rune. Take your rune and some sulfur (bought from Gorax if you have none) and go to the Rune table in the library. "Talk" to it tosart making your Fire Arrow rune. Do so and return to Ulthar to complete. [Fire Mage] Congratulations, you've done it. You get better robes and can now go talk to Lord Hagan. First, though, go outside the church and talk to Parlan. Parlan will teach you how to use the 1st Circle of magic when you ask him. You can now learn spells for 5 LP apiece from Marduk, Parlan, Karras, Hyglas, and Gorax. [One Wish] You can ask Pyrokar for one of three things after becoming a Fire Mage, depending on whether or not you found out about them. You can talk to Babo to be able to ask Pyrokar about sending him back to the garden, Opolos to grant him access to the library, and Dyrian already asked you to help him out. You won't be able to ask Pyrokar to forgive Dyrian unless you actually accepted his offer. [New Home] Talk to Gorax about getting etter digs and he'll give you a key to the locked door on the right side of the monastery. Inside if you own Rune table, Alchemist's bench, and Elixir of Spirit! (Chapter 2) [More Spells] Parlan will teach you how to use the 2nd Circle of magic when you ask him. Magic teacher can teach you more spells now. (Chapter 3) [More Spells] Parlan will teach you how to use the 3nd Circle of magic when you ask him. Magic teacher can teach you more spells now. [The Seeker's Victims] Go to Lobart's farm. Maleth will be quite rude to you. Ignore the jerk. Go to the stone circle off to the side of the farm. This is the tricky part: creep around the side of the hill, by the ledge, and go around the seekers. Attack the one at the top; this way Vino won't get killed in the battle. Deafet all four of them and talk to Vino. You'll have to fight him. Tell him he's possessed; he'll leave for the Monastery. Talk to Lobart and later at the Monastery, Vino again. Now go to Upper Khorinis and talk to Lutero. See a pattern here? Beat up Lutero and loot the strange book on him. Lutero won't heed your words, but take the almanac. Don't open it, however. Take the book to Pyrokar. Ask him about it, and get his letter. Read the letter to find that the full list of targets are Vino, Malak, Lutero, and Bronko. More will appear each Chapter. Take each of their Almanacs once you beat them up. Unless you already got him back to Bengar's place, Malak will be at the crevice under the bandit camp. Talk to him, beat him up, take the book. Go to Bronko on Sekob's farm and do the same. Now, take one of the books back to Pyrokar at the Monastery, and give Karras the other. You'll need to ask Karras about the Seekers: he wants an item of theirs to study. You can ask Pyrokar about getting protection from the Seeker's power. Wait a day or two and talk to Karras about the Seekers. Now ask Karras about protection from their power. He needs some blessed soil. You can find a bit behind the shrine at Lobart's farm. Take it to Karras, and he'll start making an amulet to protect you from the Seeker's power for you immediately. Come back in two days to get it. [The Forged Mine Shares] If you talk to Serpentes he'll assign you a task. Someone has been selling illegal mining shares and Serpentes wants it stopped. You must find the mine shares and buy them up as well as bring the responsible party in for justice. First, visit these merchants. You can talk to each one about the shares for 150 experience: Canther, Bospur, Matteo, Orlan (the proprieter of the Dead Harpy), Elena (at Onar's), Hakon, Rosi (Sekob's wife), and Zuris. Buy their shares. >> Many Thanks to AlterEgo for poiting out Rosi's Mine Share to me. << Go to Salandril in Upper Khorinis after talking to Lord Hagen about the Eye of Innos. Buy Salandril's Elixir of Dexterity, then talk to him about his mine shares. Beat him up. Talk to him again and threaten him. Take him back to the monastery. You can just teleport, too. Talk to Salandril and turn all the shares in for a huge helping of gold and experience. He gives you an Amulet of Spiritual Power for your efforts. [High Councilor] After obtaining your Heavy Fire Robes, talk to Karras to learn the 4th Circle. (Chapter 4) The Seekers have claimed new victims: Randolph and Engrom. Randolph is, as always, at Akil's farm. Engrom is hiding near Paladin Marcos in the Valley of Mines. If you go there, make sure to take the special Lurker hide off of his unconscious body along with the Almanac, so you can finish Talbin's quest. (Chapter 5) The Seekers have claimed new victims: Sekob and Brutus. Brutus, of course, is in the castle in the Valley of Mines. Sekob is on his farm. Thieves' Guild >>See the quest "Thieves' Guild under Sidequests for info on how to unlock the guild for you. This guild can't be your primary association and won't get you near Lord Hagen, but you can still join for the exclusive quests. (Chapter 1) Constantino's Ring Go to Constantino's place at night. Sneak and enter it. Open the chest (L-RR-L-R) and take his ring. Give it to Cassia. [The Thieves' Signal] Joining the Thieves' Guilds nets you the chance to learnt their special signal. Talking to certain people in tow can net you a nice gift or some information. Ramirez He'll say hi Kardiff He'll sell you lockpicks Nagur He'll say hi Halvor halvor will now buy silver plates and things from you at a high price Rengaru +2 to Dexterity Gardener Tells about how certain rich folks kep their goodies behind secret doors. Joe Gives you 5 lockpicks [Find Joe] Joe the Thief has been locked in a one of the city towers. First, find Peck in the red Lantern brothel or the Militia house. Pickpocket his key if you have 60+ Dexterity. For some reason, the option to steal his key may not appear. You'll have to wait a Chapter in that case. Take it to the tower behind Thorben's house, between it and Contantino's shop. Ope it to free Joe. Joe will thank you and run off to the harbor pub. It doesn't matter when you do this, though he'll give you more experience in later chapters. The Blood Chalices Cassia wants you to find the Blood Chalices. Once you have all six bring them back to her. Here are their locations: Gerbrandt's House (first on the right, Upper Khorinis). Upstairs in locked chest. (RR-L-RR-L One is in Valentino's house. You'll have to beat him to get the key. See Valentino's "Admirers"' for a clue on how to do this safely. Just sneak into his house at night thereafter and go upstairs. Look for the darkened lamp - it's a secret switch. Go downstairs and use your key to open the chest and get another chalice. One lies upstairs in the governor's house (where the Paladin HQ is), which means you'll have to wait until the end of Chapter 1 to get it. You can just grab it off the mantle nearby him with no alarm. One lies in the Judge's House. Its off to the side of of the governer's house, with a full-time guard. Just go there in the daytime (no one cares if you go in), go upstairs, and pickpocket the Judge for his key. You must pickpocket him unless you are a Mercenary and willing to wait a while: he's invulnerable for now. Go to the coat-of-arms on the wall and use it; it's a hidden switch. Go downstairs and open the revealed chest. Lehmar has one in his chest. You can fight him without provoking Meldor, for some reason, if you try to pick his chest. The last one lies in the house next to Salandril's. Show up at midnight and cast sleep on the guard (the scroll is easily obtained). Then you can easily sneak in. There is a key on the mantle - step up on the woodpile to be able to target it while sneaking. Then you can open the chest. >> This last location is Ellusion's work. Curse, you, Ellusion, for spoiling me! ;) << (Chapter 3) [The Sextant Search] Ramirez wants a sextant. He'll have to wait until Chapter 4, where you can find one in the Earth Dragon's treasure. [Fingers' Chest] Fans of Gothic 1 may recall Fingers. Well, he left a chest in the sewers. Talk to Jesper to get the key, then open the door around the corner. Pick the chest (RRR-L-RRR-L-R-L-RR-LLL-RR-L). Take its contents and go back to Jesper. Walkthrough >>Marks like these are for important points and some things you can't come back to. I assume you know how to work the controls. << Chapter 1 >>Note: When I say "talk to" that means exhaust all dialogue options, aside from ones characters have permanently, like merchant's "let me see your wares" options. Some dialogue options open up quests they never hint at. Entry into Khorinis Talk to Xardas. Leave the room and go into the next. Look near the fireplace for a stone sticking out a bit. Use it like other objects. This will open the grating so you can get the potions and stuff. >> I first read this trick in Ellusion's FAQ on Gamefaqs, but have confirmed it for myself. Credit where credit is due. << >>Xardas tower is a place to rest and recuperate until you feel like going toward the city. You can also cook up meat on the stove, which improves its healing powers. << Leave Xardas tower, stealing everything in the place. Make sure you have a weapon equipped. Go toward the pond. I suggest you take all the mushrooms you find and strip the corpse bare. Go around the side of the pond and take the gear you find. >>Go back toward the path, and step off into the deck by the lake. There is a cave here with mostly goblins inside. Contiue down it and you'll come out in the valley. You can fight the wolves here and talk to Lester. Talk to Lester and tell him to go talk to Xardas. Soon you'll get a magic ring out of it. You can't do this after entering Khorinis. << Continue down the mountain path. Fight the goblins in the camp. Go straight ahead. You can go out the side, but there is little there except a back way into the valley and some Wargs, who will kill at this point. Go straight ahead. There is a bandit here. He will talk to you. You have several options here. Tell him you come from Xardas, and he'll attack you immediately. If you tell him you've come from the mountains, and then trust him enough to follow him into the cave, he'll invite you up and the three together will attack you. It's a hard fight, but you can win if you pull them outside one at a time. Your strategy should be block-attack-block- attack until they go down. If you tell him you've come from the mountains, and are then suspicious of him and later tell him you're from the Valley of Mines, he'll respect you and tell you about the bandits' plan to kill you. You'll get some info on whose hiring them if you pay him 10 gold. Continue down the path to the farm. Ahead lies Khorinis. There are three ways of getting in. First, you can get farm clothes from the head farmer, Lobart. Second you can bribe the guards. Third, you can get a pass from the merchant, Canther, which costs you nothing. >> After entering Khorinis, immediately turn around and go back to Xardas' place. Talk to Lester, and he'll give you a magic ring, if you sent him up to Xardas earlier. << There's another way of getting which earns you some serious experience. Go near the city, but turn right and head along the dry stream. Go past the corpses and hug the left wall. Head up onto the shelf when you get to the end. Follow it back towards the guards and look for a section of the wall to leap up to, where you are close to the top. You'll have to skirt around some wall extensions where there is little room, but you can slip past them. Once you jump inside, run down to the harbor (follow the big road straight) and talk to Lares for 500 experience. The designers may not have anticipated this method - there is another way in that involves going all the way around the city and the lighthouse and jumping down to the beach, then swimming in, and that's what Lares' speech is about. >> I first read this trick in Ellusion's FAQ on Gamefaqs, but have confirmed it for myself. Credit where credit is due. << Choosing your employer At this point you need to consider what employer you want. Your choice of employer is about money. No matter what, however, it's a good idea to get a job, even though its not strictly required. You can study under Harad, Bosper, or Constantino. Harad wants you to make swords and will pay you a good price for them. Constantino wants you to collect herbs and will pay full price for the, too. Bosper wants you to collect hides. Any one of them works. Harad will offer more benefit immediately, since you can buy a bunch of steel pieces from a merchant. However, Bosper's hides will earn you a lot more over the course of the game. Constantino is OK (and there are more than enough herbs in the game for it), but you should get his quest so he can teach you potion- making skills later on. If you wish to be a Fire Mage, you really need to get an employer, since it lets you get your money very fast. Ending Chapter 1 If you've read my class guide, you can get a description of what needs to be done to get into the guilds. Once you get one you can enter upper Khorinis and talk to Hagen, after joining a guild talking to the right "leader" NPC (Lee for Mercs, Andre for Militia, or become a full Fire Mage from Pyrokar). Chapter 2 >> While still in Khorinis, talk to Abuyin, and give him some money for a really worthless prophecy and some experience. << >> Fire Mages should go to the Monastery to get their 2nd Circle magic from Parlan and talk to Pyrokar. He assigns Sergio to escort you to the pass. Sergio kills any monsters in the way and you get the experience. << Go to the Valley of Mines entrance and follow the path down. If you don't want to wipe out the orcs in your path (or are too weak) you can enter a cave to the side and bypass them. If you choose to fight, you've got a good battle on your hands. There are many orcs here - about a dozen, with three shamans. Lure the orcs by one to the long pass leading to their camp and kill them there. Then lure the next. You can use the pass to trick the orcs. If more than one attacks you, run down the pass until they scream and halt. Get out of sight of one orc and let the closer one run to attack you. Kill it, then pull the next on in line. Killing the Shamans is a matter of getting in close, with no other enemies around. It's harder, but you can pull them like the others. Run in close, then run away, but zigzag so they don't get too far away and blast you with fireballs again. You'll find a Light Healing Rune for Fire Mages (1st Circle spell) near the campfire. If you look around the dead trees over near the pass to Khorinis, you'll find an aquamarine gem, useful for Fire Mages later on. There is a magic ring on one of the fallen rocks next to the camp. Valley of Mines Congratulations, you've managed to go back into the prison you spent the whole first game breaking out of! Seriously, though, its time to kill a few orcs and then wind you way down the passage to the Castle. Commander Garand is waiting. >>Look for a bag called marked as Diego's. It lies at the base of the trading square, on the side from the pass down into the Valley. You can open it for 2000 gold, but it is required for a quest in Chapter 3, and the quest may well be more interesting than yet more gold. Besides, Diego is your buddy and you don't want to dissapopint him, right? You meet Diego in Chapter 2, but he won't give you the quest until 3 starts and you find him in Khorinis. << >> On your way down is a little side area with a Paladin's body. If you can kill the Dragon Snapper you'll find decent loot, including a Holy Light Rune. It's useful for Paladins and valuable trade goods for others. << Once you arrive at the base, you'll enter a conversation with the scout there. Seems there's going to be trouble getting inside the castle. Entering the castle To enter, you'll need to go around the back of the castle and run up the giant pole sticking out of the ground. The easy way is to drink a speed potion and run right through the orc camp. The sneaky way is to hop in the river and go around to your left, assuming you were facing the castle gates. Continue around and you'll end up behind the place, maybe killing a few orcs along the way. Go up over the ridge and voila! The ram is right in front of you. Just run right up it. Go into the camp, and look for a large building on your left with two knights in front. Go inside, down the stairs to your right. Talk to Commander Garond about all the trouble and receive your next mission: get reports from all the ore camps. You get a nifty map showing their locations. >>The castle was called the Old Camp in Gothic 1. << Scouting the camps To get to the lone camp, exit the castle and return to the winding path by which you entered. Then, travel through the forested area, past the snappers. You may find it safer to go along the river instead, though you'll face wargs and orcs that way. Either way you choose, it's a matter of just being strong enough to repeatedly take on foes. >>You'll see a corpse on the ground here. This is Den, the assistant torturer. Loot his body. There is a bug where his loot doesn't show up sometimes. << Once you get past them the camp should be obvious. But wait! The paladin leader left with the ore. Leave the camp by the opposite gate and continue into the snowy region. Kill or avoid the Snappers - there's a lot of them so use caution either way. Cross the first bridge and continue to the second bridge. Kill the goblins, rats, and bloodflies; there are some small goodies on the various bodies of Marco's men. Turn left and go down the little path off to the side of the second bridge. You'll soon come to a bandit camp. Kill them when they bother you. Turn left again and follow the path. You'll go past a cave with Black Goblins in it. Avoid them or kill them at your pleasure >> There is a Goblin Berry plant that always seems to grow inside the cave here. Additionally, you can usually get one or two from the goblins themselves! << When you see a burned out house, explore the area and you'll find Paladin Marco hiding in a cave. Talk to him. Return to the castle. Talk to Garond. Return to Marco. >> You can open the chest in the house with the combination L-RR. There is a Goblin Berry sometimes hiding on the ground behind Marco. In the little cave open the chest (combination L-R), though the prize is nothing special. << Next up are Silvestro and Fajeth. Travel straight out of the ram from the castle and turn right before you reach the river. Walk behind the cliff ledge off in the distance and continue along the path. >> On the cliff here is the orc leader. He's no tougher than any other shaman, though. << >> Kill the wolves in the side cave here for some loot on the dead body, which enables you to solve a quest later, and a 3rd Circle Rune of Fear. << Travel straight past the watchtower and you will see Fajeth's camp. Talk to Fajeth. He won't tell you how much luck he had unless you do him a favor, but Fire Mages can refuse this, and Mercs can demand pay. Kill the snappers in the area, including the ones on the ledge above the camp. Talk to Fajeth again, then his scout. Go back towards the tower. Kill the Snapper pack leader there. Talk to Fajeth again. >>It's a good idea to use a bow or crossbow and just snipe at him from the ledge. Stand well back along it and he can't escape or attack you. You can get up there with a little luck and jumping at just the right spot, though it will take you several tries. Approach the tower from the side, so the Pack Leader doesn't rush out to eat you, then find a low ledge and try to jump on. << Check your map and continue along the path to Silvestro's camp. If you go right out the door by Tengron its nearly straight ahead. Search around and kill the Minecrawlers until you find a note explaining what happened. >> If you search well in the last chamber here, you can find a valuable Black Pearl. Fire Mages will once again be able to use this in Rune- making, while other can sell it for a spot of cash. << Go back to the watchtower near Fajeth's camp. Head back to the castle, but turn left before you enter the ravine. Follow the path here. Soon you'll see a gate guarded by orcs. Look to the right and kill the beasts chewing on the knights' corpses. Follow that path until you see Diego. Talk to Diego. Return to Garond. Talk to Garond. Leave the Valley of Mines. >> Fire Mage may want to make a little side trip before leaving. Go back to Marco. Now go up the path toward the bandits' camp. Turn left before you get there and hop up the ledge. Go across it, dodge or kill the orcs, and go right and down onto the path. Follow it up until you see the lake, and turn left onto the other fork. Now, kill the skeleton in your path as you go up to the stone circle. Fireball it 6 times or so to do it in. Go up to the circle. Turn right and kill the skelly ahead of you, then two more up that way. Go to the overlook where they were, and find the Ice Arrow Rune on the ground. << Chapter 3 >> Go back to Khorinis, talk to Abuyin, and give him some money for a really worthless prophecy and some experience. << As you exit the Valley, evil-looking guys in black robes'll meet you. I call them Black Robes. Kill them with ranged weaponry. Talk to Lester. Going to Xardas >> Use the Rune to return to Xardas. << Talk to Xardas. Go to the city. Talk to Lord Hagen. Saving Bennet Now is a very good time to accomplish the quest "Bennet is in jail." You'll hear about it from some NPC's. Travel to the militia house. Talk to Bennet in the jail. Talk to Lord Hagen. Go upstairs and talk to the ugly-looking clerk, Cornelius. Bully or bribe him into giving up his diary. Read it. Talk to Lord Hagen. Bennet will be freed. Now you can join the Paladins (again, talk to Lord Hagen) or get Dragonhunter armor from Bennet at Onar's place. You must do this to end chapter 3. You must do this to end chapter three if you are a Paladin or Dragonhunter. >> Paladins favoring two-handers should train as much as possible with Girion before Chapter 3 ends. He'll be gone in Chapter 4. While there are other people to train with, Girion is easy and free and can teach you up to 100 skill. In Chapter 4, a new soldier will replace Girion (right in the same area) and you can train one-handed with him to 100. << New Jewelry Journey to the Monastery of Fire. Talk to Milten and go in. Go straight ahead and talk to the Fire Mage Pyrokar. >> You should talk to Jorgen, near the bridge to the Monastery, and tell him to talk to Milten. Then go talk to Milten about Jorgen. This comes in handy later on. >> Paladins should speak to Brother Marduk off to the left of the courtyard. Buy a magic ore blade in either one or two-handed version from Hakon in Khorinis and then pray to Innos at the small shrine by Marduk. The blessing costs you 5,000 gold. << You must now find the Eye of Innos. Leave the monastery. Travel to Akil's farm. Go straight back from it, hugging the cliff to your right. Continue past the shrine to Innos and the graveyard (watch out for two skeletons). Past the graveyard turn right and go up the stairs. If you see a amine on your left you're on the correct path. Keep going up another flight and you'll come out at a forested section with a mini- stonehenge. This is the Sun Circle. Watch out for the Seekers (the Black Robes, as I calls 'em) - kill them with ranged attacks or at least prevent them from cursing you. Get close to the circle and watch the pretty light show. Kill the Black Robes and take the necklace. Return to Pyrokar and talk to him. Go to Khorinis and talk to Vatras. Go talk to Pyrokar again. Go to Xardas and talk to him. As he's leaving, talk to him again and ask about Pyrokar. Go to Sekob's farm and open the chest in his bedroom. Take the book to Pyrokar. >> Mages get a nice Rune, Summon Goblin skeleton, too. Its just money- fodder to other guildsmen. << Go to Onar's farm and talk to Bennet about the necklace setting. Wait a day. Pick up your order and go to the Sun Circle. Talk to Vatras and watch the new pretty light show. Talk to Pyrokar. Talk to Xardas. Go to the Valley of Mines. Chapter 4 >> Go back to Khorinis, talk to Abuyin, and give him some money for a really worthless prophecy and some experience. << Return to the Mines Go back down the Valley of Mines path. There are many more enemies and they are stronger, too. The Orcs have been reinforced. However, Paladins and Mercenaries have some really big quests to do in the Khorinis area. The Orcs and the Lizardmen There are two major quests for Paladins and Merc, respectively, back in the Khorinis area. As a Paladin, warp to Xardas' tower and go down toward Lobart's farm. Kill the orc warlords and their minions in your path. Take their Rings. Talk to Lord Hagen again. Talk to his assistant. Go out the south gate of Khorinis. Go into the low area on the left-hand side of the road. Travel into the canyon behind the lowlands area. Kill the Orc warlords and the colonel in the cave at the back of the canyon. Obtain the map. Talk to Hagen's assistant. Turn in Orc warlord rings to Hagen. Use the map to find the orc warlords. Hagen will tell you he doubts there are any more of them around when the quest completes. As a Merc, kill one dragon, then warp to Xardas' tower and go down the path into the valley, where Lester is. Go to the cave in the valley and kill the lizardmen and take their egg. Take it to Lee. You can now sell the eggs to Bennet for up to 350 gold and experience. Hunt down the other eggs. The placement may be randomized slightly. Locations (always in a cave): Cave in valley near Xardas' tower Cave in the ravine on the other side of the docked ship. Access it by going through the lowland area across the road from Lobart's farm. Cave in the valley outside Khorinis. Facing the South Gate, go east along the dry streambed. Go into the valley and find the cave at the low end. Below Jack's lighthouse there is another cave with lizards and an egg. One lies at the mine just below the Sun Circle. At the cave near the road, between Buster and the Dead Harpy, there's another. Going up the road to the Pyramid, you jump down into the river from the rope bridge (there should be an orc warlord nearby) kill the lizardmen and look around for a dragon egg outside the cave. Go to the far, far north, where there is a natural circle with a cave in it. The cave houses a magic weapon for Fire Mages, but for you there is another dragon egg. In the bandit camp in the towers near Onar's farm, you can go into two caves. One is obvious, right in the middle. The path to the other lies behind the lighthouse. Both have lizardmen. Heading Back to the Valley You'll find several Dragon hunters milling about on your way into the Valley. Kjorn will sell you some goods. You can hire Biff for a small fee (he alone will remain here, as well). Hokurn will teach you 2- Handed if you give him a beer and 300 gold. There's really nothing interesting here, though. Fighting Dragons In the Valley of Mines Dragons are easy to kill with the Eye of Innos. Melee characters should just rush the Dragons and swing wildly. It should take only a few hits to kill one. If they get up and fly around, chase after them and hit them when they land. You should have enough dragon fire AC with the Eye of Innos equipped to take many hits. Ranged characters and spell-worms will do fine as well, just watch out for the fast fireball attack. You may find it useful to rush in close as well, since the dragons are slow about getting off their Firebreath but fast with the basic fireball attack. If you run out of Mana, feel free to stop and drink some potions. With the Eye on, the Dragon's fireballs won't bother you. Make sure you take each dragon's heart and use the Eye of Innos at an alchemist's table to recharge it. Do this after you kill the last one, too. You need a water flask to accomplish it, but no actual alchemical skills. Here are the locations of and walkthroughs for each of the dragons in the Valley of Mines: Swamp Dragon Pandrador Go toward Paladin Marcos' cave. Just north of there lies a valley in which there is a swamp (if you see two dragonhunters at a camp, you're in the right place. Go into the swamp and kill the lizardmen. Take the left path at the fork. Kill the swamp-sharks here. They fight just like other animals, so don't be afraid despite their charming good looks. Go toward the back. Put on the Eye of Innos. Talk to the dragon. Killing him nets you some 3500 experience. After the battle, you may find a Dragonroot lying in the swamp near the treasure. >>Talk to the Dragonhunters and they will accompany you to fight the dragon. They wn't help fight it, however. << Earth Dragon Pedrakhan Go out of the castle via the ram and cross the river. Stay on that side of it. Keep going until you see a path. Follow the path. You'll go past an orc camp. Follow it further up a tall hill. You can talk to Gorn, who's standing around a small camp on a ledge on the cliff. Gorn will offer to accompany you if you keep pressing it, however, his pathfinding is buggy and he tends to get stuck. Either way, follow the path up and cross the bridge. Keep going up to the old orc fortress. You don't have to go inside it, but there are some fine goodies to be had. Go inside, kill all the enemies, and wind around to the farthest chamber. Look for a switch on the wall farthest from the exit; pulling it will open a secret room. If you can kill the Demon here (and if you can't you need to build some serious levels) there is a permanent stat- boosting potion in the chest. You can use the bed here safely. Exit the inner chambers. Climb on the cliff near the statue and go toward the summit. Kill the harpies along the way with ranged attacks. Once you see the dead dragon hunter clear the area and put on the Eye of Innos. Talk to the dragon. Killing him nets you some 4000 experience. >> Make sure you check all the chests and tables here for some stat- boosters. << Fire Dragon Feomathar Find the mountain across from Hosh-Pak's ridge. If you aren't sure how: follow these directions. Go down the ram, and run toward the river. Take a left and go into the ravine, there will be a mountain on your left and a ridge on your right. The ridge has several Orc tents in it. Look for a series of large steps in the mountain to your left, you can climb up them instead if you wish, or follow the orc's ridge up to the mountain path. >>On the other side of the fence here you can kill some fire lizards, lizardmen and two fire golems. In the back there lies a Ring of Fire on a rock. << Continue to the summit. Fight past the fire golem and lizardmen towards the summit. Once you see the "lava" pit, put on the Eye of Innos. Talk to the dragon. Killing him nets you some 4500 experience. The dragon taunts you about his treasure. To find it, go the the entrance to the "lava" pit. Look straight ahead, where the dragon used to rest. Turn to the right, and follow the path around about ¬ of the circle until you find a low ledge. Climb up it and jump to the outside of the pit, where you will find your treasure. Ice Dragon Finkregh Travel to the snowfield north of Paladin Marco's camp (not Paladin Marco, just his camp). You'll see a bunch of dead Dragonhunters and Sylvio and Bullco. Sylvio wants you to get past the Golems ahead. Go past the ice golems and lizardmen. >>This area was called the New Camp in Gothic 1. << There are two health-boosting elixirs left in the camp buildings. First, check the chest atop the warehouse. You can reach it by climbing the nearest post on the old dam above it, and jumping onto the cliff. Then across it up a bit and slide down to the roof. You can reach the watchtower by standing next to the post and looking at the opening. Your character should be at about a 30 degree angle from the entryway. Jump up and you'll grab onto the ledge. On the floor here is another Elixir of Health. >> If you need a better 2-Handed Weapon, you can find War Axe (70 damage/ 70 strength) guarded by two Ice Golems in the back of this area, up a long ice ramp. There is also a teleport rune for the Valley of Mines Pass, though you should have this already. << Go past the watchtower and into the large open area with the snow- covered building. Go off to the left, and enter the cave. Pull each Lizard man away from the Dragon and kill it. Put on the Eye of Innos. Talk to the dragon. Killing him nets you some 5000 experience. After you kill them all (and loot their treasure) return to the castle and talk to Garond. Return to the Khorinis area. Chapter 5 >> Go back to Khorinis, talk to Abuyin, and give him some money for a really worthless prophecy and some experience. << Going to Xardas Return to Khorinis and teleport to Xardas' tower. Lester will have a message for you. Read it. Go talk to Pyrokar. Go into the Monastery cellars - the door is on the right-hand side. Go downstairs and look the Fire Mage Talamon in front of the library. Talk to him and he'll let you pass into the library. Find the book, "The Halls of Irdorath" on one of the alchemical tables. Go to the lamp on the right on the back wall, and use it like a stove or Xardas' secret door. A path will open up. Go down it. Fight your way through the many skeletons here and find the room on the far side. Open the door there with the key you found inside the book. Inside there are several demons, which are brutal enemies, so be careful. Once inside read all the manuscripts and take the map. Read the map. >> Paladins find instructions on making a special rune of teleportation and how to further bless their sword. Collect the Rune ingredients and the blank rune talisman and use a Rune table - you can find one in the monastery library - to make the special rune. This will teleport you to a location with a chest of little value and your new Paladin armor. Take some holy water to the shrine where you blessed your sword earlier to obtain the second blessing and receive a powerful new weapon against evil. << >> Mercenaries find free recipes for their ultimate weapons. With these, you won't need to pay any LP to make your ultimate goodies. Use them well. Make sure to buy the Heavy Dragonhunter armor from Bennet as well. << >> Fire Mages find the Holy Missile spell formula, the Tears of Innos Potion, and information about the Aura of Innos. Go to Pyrokar and ask about the Aura of Innos to get this amulet - it adds +20 to all armor. If you have holy water, you can now make the Holy Missile rune, which well and truly kicketh the butteth of thine enemieth. He Tears of Innos add +5 to your strength and Dexterity, heals you completely, and acts as a potion of speed. << Hiring a Captain >> You can have up to ten friends accompany you. Here's the list of who will go with you. A (*) means I recommend you take that character. *Jorgen [Captain] (Monastery) Jack [Captain] (Khorinis or Lighthouse) Torlof [Captain] (Onar's Farm] *Angar (Near Bengar's farm if you helped him earlier) *Bennet (Onar's Farm) Biff (Valley of Mines, path to the mine) *Diego (Khorinis) *Girion (Khorinis near the ship) *Gorn (Onar's Farm, if you freed him earlier) *Lee (Onar's Farm) *Lares (Khorinis harbor) *Lester (Near Xardas' Tower) Mario (Khorinis, pub) *Milten (Monastery gate) *Vatras (Khorinis temple) I highly recommend leaving out Mario and Biff. They don't do anything for you and they weren't in Gothic 1. There's something not quite right about Mario, too. Anyway, may as well be with friends, right? Taking Vatras is highly recommended. He'll teach you potions if you want them and give you a few potions to clear away any Black Robes' curses. Girion more or less forces himself onto you, but you could kill him. However, since he'll train you in melee weapons and crossbows, you should just accept him. >> As long as you're in Khorinis, stop by Bosper's. He has the very finest ranged weapons available. << Once you read the map (like any other letter) you can go hire a captain and crew. Talk to Milten and ideally, Jorgen in the Monastery. >> Jorgen nets you the most experience when you hire him. To do so, you'll need to talk to him and learn about his debt, then make a deal with Pyrokar. Kill the demons in Xardas' empty tower and return to Pyrokar, then talk with Jorgen and he'll go to the ship for you. << >> Jack's just Jack. You need to clear his lighthouse before he'll come. << >> Torlof can also be hired, but for a mean price: you have to open up the castle in the Valley of Mines to the orcs. To do this, go to the castle and look for the Main Gate Guard. Steal his key one way or another and use the gate. Then the orcs will come in and storm the place, making a huge battle. You may well get attacked here, so run real fast back to Torlof or kill all the goons. You an actually do all of these quests, but it won't give you enough experience to bother with at this point. Girion won't show if you do this. << Once you've collected at least five comrades and a captain, go to the dock at Khorinis and find you fellows. Talk to your captain and you'll get a key to the captain's cabin. Go into the ship and to the right and look for the door. Open it to find your cabin and take a rest. >> There's no turning back now. Once you reach Irdorath you can't go back. << Chapter 6 Carving a Path Once you arrive at the Halls of Irdorath, exit the ship via the gangplank and charge off toward the enemy. Kill every orc in your path. >> If you fall off, you can climb back up by using the rock ledge the fire lizards are on. Once there, jump off to reach the main path. Watch out for a Black Troll - leave him until you clear the area around him and then use my tactic. Continue up the cavern until you find some doors and a side chamber. Go to the side chamber and kill the orcs (including an orc colonel) and then check the rooms with doors. Inside one of them you'll find Pedro! Lead him back to the ship - you'll find a few enemies attacking it, but they're not a major threat between you and the crew. Leave Pablo and talk to him to get some information about your next puzzle. >> You can also kill Pablo if you must. He doesn't do anything critical. << Go back to the orc colonel's throne room. First, use the right torch - it's a secret switch. It may take you a few tries, as it's hard to target precisely. Once you see the switch-pulling animation, turn around and use the other one in the same manner. The wall behind you opens. One Big Meany Continue past the now-open doorway and kill the lizardmen in here. Continue through and prepare to fight another dragon. Put on the Eye of Innos. Talk to the dragon. Fight him like the others - by now he's no threat. He doesn't seem to have a treasure like the others, either. Look past him and you'll see a cliff with no way through. Equip a ranged weapon and target the window - you'll be able to target a winch there. Shoot it. Then shoot the one in the other window to extend the bridge. There si no real way to know if you hit it, so just keep trying to lock on to the window and shoot one, then the other until the bridge starts moving. >> Diego gives you a hint here, if you need it. << Halls of the Dead Move to the other side, but watch out for Black Robe waiting there. He'll curse you if he can. Even if he does you may simply want to ignore it for now and just kill him and go. Keep killing Black Robes and Lizardmen as you proceed along the path to the old temple. Enter it. There's a room on the right where you can rest. Continue down the left path. You'll have to fight skeletons and shadowknights, but by now you're probably a match for them all. Hack them, shoot them, or blast them to death. >> Mario shows up here if you brought him along. Looks like he's being controlled by the Seekers.You can take his almanac back to Milten and ask Lester about it. Nothing much happens, though. << Continue until you find a room with a large sealed door before you. You'll have to break the seal to unlock it. Notice the four paths around the room, with two doors on the sides of it. The doors hide winches you can use to unlock gates down each of the four corridors. However, first, clear each room of enemies. There are skeletons, zombies, and orcs to kill. Use both the switches to open two barricades. Using th switches again reverses the winch and change which barricades are open. The ones in front (i.e., the upper ones, move first, then the lower). Kill the enemy you see, and press all the three buttons to unlock the center switch. Use it. Each room has its own little puzzle. >> Facing the big door, the right lower rooms' barricade is an illusion and won't stop you. I have no idea if this is a bug or a feature. << Right Lower Room: This requires you to press the buttons in the right order or you'll release poison gas. This one has goblins in it when you first find it. The order: mddle, left right. Right Upper Room: Press the visile switch to reveal two others. Press them to reveal the center switch. Left Upper Room: Kill the monster,s press the switch. This releases zombies. Press the switches behind them and then the center switch. Left Lower Room: Just press all the wwitches. Either way, you'll meet enemies on you way out, past each barricade. The only ones that may be a real threat are the Skeleton Mages, which have a lot of time to hit you with their frost spell. If they summon enough skellies to attack you, it might be the end, so be careful. They aren't tough, so you can kill them easily. If you can get one of them quickly, the other won't be powerful enough to kill you. Black Robes Once all the switches are up in the main room, go use them all. They will move back down one by one and another switch will pop up. Use it to open the door. You are now in the temple hall of Irdorath. Be careful of the Black Robes here - their fireball attack is reasonably powerful and there's a lot of them. Kill them all. Heal all of you hit points and go down to the far end of the room. Talk with the lone man in the evil-looking robes. He'll attack you. Kill him as fast as you possibly can, because his spells are awesomely deadly. However, he's got no armor and few Hit Points, and you can kill him with one might chop if you so please. Take his stuff and read his little message. Turn right as you face the door and go into the room you face. Open the chest, and take the key. Go back to the door and target it, then open it. >> Fighting with a level 43 Paladin, he took off about 400 Hit Points in one attack. He didn't get another. << Finish Him! Make sure you heal up and get ready to rumble. Use a speed potion if you have one. Put on the Eye of Innos. Talk to the undead Dragon, Beliar's Champion. Then FIGHT! He's actually a total wuss. With the Eye of Innos he'll do some damage, but it won't stop you. If you hide behind the rocks, one of three cages with undead orc shamans will open, which leads to you easily smacking them down. There isn't anything behind them but a long, pointless hall with amusing graphical glitches. Anyway, kill the dragon like all the others. He fights just the same. Once defeated, watch the ending. Start walking back to the ship, meeting your friends along the way. Once back, go to your cabin to end the game. The End?