- J Tree “The first into the half the forth plus one, better hurry or you’ll be done!”
- B Tree “The second is next to the third, ho so pretty like a bird!”
- A Tree “The third is first of twenty six, A through Z you’ll have to mix!”
- R Tree “The forth is eight from the end, Archibald really is your friend!”
- D Tree “The fifth is twice the second, five letters in all I reckon!”
- Chest with Teleporter Key
- Chest with Treasure Room Key
- Treasure Room (need Treasure Room Key)
- Teleport Room (need Teleport Key)
- Room without door (need to use teleporter to here)
- Restricted area (use the lift, and the code is JBARD)
- Memory Crystal Beta for quest 45
- Teleporter to #10
- Switch to the open door #15
- Door (need pushing the switch)
- Warlock with Letter to Gharik (useless)
- Pool (release monsters)
- Any important things:
- Gems for selling
- Magyar, Magyar Soldier, Magyar Matron
- Sorcerer, Magician, Warlock
- Dust Devil, Twister, Air Elemental
Efficiency level: very hard
At the entrance, turn left and then left again, heading up the stairs. The passage is defended by Magyars. Fight your way up to a cross-passage. Clear out the north and south rooms and continue east, turning south at the T intersection.
When the corridor turns northwards, continue past the door (its locked — you need the Teleporter Key) and keep going downards. You will arrive in a large room with a pool. Head out the tunnel to the west side of the room and follow it all of the way around the pool room. Then take the pair of corridors to the south that branch off of the corridor going around the pool room.
Clear out this very large room of Magyars (Prismatic Light helps a lot here), and continue clearing out rooms to the southwest. In the northeast of the first room is a tree that has this message carved into it: “The third is the first of twenty-six, A through Z you’ll have to mix.”
Clear out the four rooms in a counterclockwise order. Then return to the western section and head through the arches on the west side. Head up the stairs and through the room. When you finish climbing stairs, turn east at the top of the stairs and head down a long hallway back to the bridge over the room you just went through.
Clear out the six side rooms on this hallway, then cross the bridge and clear out the six side rooms on the north hallway. (The north hallway also leads back to the entrance.) Then, from the north hallway, follow it east towards the center of the hub where the four rooms come together.
As you enter the room, you will be on a ledge around a room. Before jumping down, head around to the south side of the room and clear out a small room there. Then jump down the ledge. Then jump into one of the four holes in the floor here (they all lead the same place). In the lowest room, there is a tunnel running east-west which periodically shoots a fireball down its length, and a ramp to the north. Go up the ramp and take the east passage from here.
It turns and leads to a side opening on the tunnel where the fireballs shoot down. If you time it, you can get into the room where the balls are coming from. There’s treasure in this room. Return and repeat this process on the west passage. The run is much longer, but you are also running the same direction as the fireballs.
The end of the corridor is a room that runs beneath a bridge that connects the north south hallways of the floor above. In the corner of this room is a tree that gives you the following riddle: “The first is half the fourth plus one, better hurry or you’ll be done.”
Return back down the corridor to the “hub” room, go up the ramp, turn west, except this time, don’t turn into the fireball corridor but continue straight through it to a matching passage on the other side. Keep going straight until you get to a room that has another tree in it and a switch. Flip the switch. (To be honest, I’m not exactly sure what it does, but it can’t be bad!) The tree gives the following riddle: “The second is next to the third, oh so pretty like a bird.”
Continue straight. When the corridor ends, turn east and head up and clean out a small room of sorcerers. (If you don’t, they can attack you through a hole in the wall a little later and make your life miserable). Then return back down and head through the archway west. You will end up in a room with lots of food sacks in it. Clear out the room. The north exit leads back to the room with the fireball shooter in it; take the south exit instead. The first side passage on the right leads to an opening high above the ground where the room with the “second” tree riddle is. The first passage to the left leads to a large, straight room. Procede through that, through the openings in the far wall, and head down the stairs.
The corridor will loop around and run along the previous room, but as a balcony, and then continue south through a room with Magyars, then up onto the balcony of that room, and heading west down a corridor leaving the northwest corner of this room. This corridor leads into a very large room filled with about twenty twisters and sorcerers. When they are all dead, head to the room in the southeast corner. In the upstairs section of the room, there is a letter from Archibald to Gharik demanding that he unlock the secrets in the crystal. He is refering to the Memory Crystal that you need to find.
Now head north out of the room. On the west wall, there is a section where the wall seems to swim and shimmer. If you click on the wall, you’ll be teleported to a small room with some magicians in it. There is also another wall face that “swims” in this room. Clicking on that will take you to the east of the four large rooms that surrounds the “hub”.
Continue down the corridor north and east to arrive in a large room filled with more warlocks, both in pits in the room and along a raised step all along the edge of the room. When you have finished with them, head out the north exit from the raised step. This path leads back to the northeast exit from the hub. Go through the hub and out the southwest side (on this same level), and procede south down the corridor.
The first door on the east leads to another (even higher off the ground) entrance to the room with the “second” tree riddle. To the south is a pool and a door that opens back to the corridor. Trying to open this door will summon a large number of air elementals into the room (and not open the door). The stairs upwards lead up to a room with a chest.
Continue south, turn east, and return back down the passage that got you to the very large room. When you return all of the way back to the curving corridor, take the passage west (turning to north) and head down the stairs and open the door.
The door leads back to the large rooms around the “hub”. Go to the east section and return to the room with the ledge and the pits of warlocks. Exit through the south door. This leads to another large room, filled with more sorcerers, warlocks, and air elementals. Whew!
When you get done, look at the passage between the two rooms. There is a small passage that leads steeply down. In that room at the bottom, in a chest, is a Teleporter Key. Get that key.
Return to the south of the two rooms and raid the chests and bodies there. The chest will have another important key: a Treasure Room key. There is also a tree down here that gives the following riddle: “The fourth is eight from the end. Archibald really is your friend.” Continuing down the corridor to the southwest, there is a door that requires the Treasure Room key to open. Most of the treasure (which I believe is randomly generated) was crap; but I did find a very nice Divine Dagger of Darkness in one of the chests.
Return to the hub, take the southwest exit (on the upper level) and continue down the south corridor to the large battle room. Enter the room to the west and go to the north section. That piece of flooring will rise up to a second level. Then walk towards the south and you’ll see an opening that leads out to the floor below. Step over the edge carefully — you will see a narrow support that you can walk along to get to a door up on the second level.
As you enter that doorway, you will be promted for a password. That’s what all of the messages for the trees are. (If I ever design a secure fortress, I will not grow trees that tell intruders what my passwords are.) The password is “JBARD”:
- The first is half the fourth plus one. “R” is the 18th letter, half that is the ninth, plus 1 is the tenth: “J”.
- The second is next to the third: “B”.
- The third is the first of twenty six: “A”.
- The fourth is eight from the end; Archibald is really your friend. The eighth letter from the end of Archibald is “R”.
- The fifth is twice the second: “D”
In the room behind it is Memory Crystal Beta. [Yes, I know the Oracle said you were supposed to find Memory Crystal Epsilon here. Epsilon is actually located in Castle Kriegspire.]
Return out towards the hub (taking the north exit from the two large battle rooms), but right before the tunnel turns to the southwest, take the north passage. The door at the end of this passage requires the Teleporter Key to open. (Opening either this door or the other door that requires the Teleporter Key will cause both doors to open.)
In the room is a teleporter pad and behind that is a chest in the wall. Loot the chest. If you have the Memory Crystal, then stepping on the teleporter pad will teleport you to the coach station at Silver Cove.