- Switch for bridge
- Switch (lower) for bridge
- Switch (upper) to open secret room
- Chest with Letter to Marcus Scroll (useless)
- Chest with Gharik’s Journal Scroll (useless)
- Door (need Gharik’s Key from Silver Helm Outpost on the Misty Islands)
- Chest with Hourglass of Time for quest 13
- Any important things:
- Gems from crystals for selling
- Fire Beast, Fire Spirit, Fire Elemental
- Sorcerer, Magician, Warlock
Efficiency level: very hard
As you enter, you will find a huge vertical room with a spiral walkway around the edge of the room. The center opens up into a deep pit that falls into a lava field. The room is also filled with fire spirits and elementals which are not happy to see you. If you are so unfortunate as to fall into the lava, there is a tile that, when touched, will teleport you back onto the walkway. That applies in all of the other areas where you can fall into the lava in the Forge.
In the corridor outside the entranceway, there is a secret door on the right wall. This leads to a room that has a level. Pulling this lever will extend the bridge across the lava moat.
The doors in the next section are all opened by pulling a lever just to the left or right of the door to be opened. Expect a tough fight. Anyway, through the first door, turn to the right, and continue down the corridor and you should get to a balcony that overlooks another lava moat. There are eight doorways to this room and one wooden bridge. The hallways connect seven of the eight doorways — you have to get to the eighth. There is also a lever on each balcony and each lever does something.
The upper southwest lever toggles the upper southwest door. The upper southeast lever toggles the upper northeast door. The upper northwest lever toggles the lower northeast door. The upper northeast lever (the lever at the door you’re trying to get to) opens a secret room back out in the corridor where the puzzle started. The lower southwest lever toggles the upper northeast door. The lower southeast lever moves the bridge across and closes the upper southeast door. The lower northwest lever toggles the upper southeast door. The lower northeast lever toggles the lower southeast door. Both southeast, and the lower northeast doors start closed; the remaining doors start open.
To get through, flip the upper northwest lever, the lower northeast lever, the lower southeast lever, the lower northwest lever, and the upper northeast lever. Then return to the secret room and collect the loot and continue through.
The next room to the north has a chest, inside of which is a Letter to Marcus. Continuing around the corridor, through another room to the south, and in the corridor, there is a loop in the corridor. On the west side of the loop, there is a secret door that leads to a back room. In that room there are two chests, one of which contains a scrap from Gharik’s Journal.
Through the door, you will reach a tiny room with a lever on both sides of the door. This is an elevator room — pulling the lever will lower you way down to the bottom, where another door waits. This door requires that you have the key to Gharik’s Laboratory. You can get this key from the Silver Helm Outpost on the Misty Islands.
In the next room (which is a nasty fight), go through the wall on the far door, and then up the spiral ramp around the edge of the next room. Up there, you need only fight your way across one more bridge and then through the last group of warlocks in the room on the far side. The chest against the far wall contains the Hourglass of Time needed to complete quest 12.