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This is the starting level where you will get your basic equipment. You have to
talk with many people, some of them are not human and look fearsome and
spine-chilling but they are not hostile by all means. Learn about the Stygian Abyss,
its history and its population.
Outcasts (human, friendly)
Gray Goblins (friendly (most of them))
Green Goblins (friendly (most of them))
Giant Rats (hostile)
Bats (friendly (most of them))
Giant Spiders (hostile)
Lurkers (hostile (most of them))
an Imp (hostile)
a Skeleton (hostile)
Things you must do
Pick up the bag (B1) near the entrance. The bag's most important item is the map.
The game automatically updates this map as you move about the Abyss. The bag
contains your first simple weapon and also some food.
You need the rune bag and the runes in order to cast spells. The rune bag is along
with some rune stones in the pack (B3) west of the entrance. Don't forget to pick
up the two rune stones from the floor. The pack contains also a red key which is
an important item. It will open half of the locked doors of Level 1. These doors
are marked with RK on the map.
The stone key (I17) will unlock the other half. You'll find it in the southeast.
Doors this key will open are marked with SK.
Get the bedroll from Bragit's room. You need it to sleep more comfortably (which
will restore more vitality points).
Talk to Lanugo (green goblin) and receive his recipe for rotworm stew. Take care
not to lose the recipe, you will need it later and it's very hard to win the game
Kill Navrey Night-Eyes the wolf spider. Make sure to pick up some of the strong
thread in her cave. You will need the thread later and it's very hard win the game
Things you should do
Talk to Bragit, he will show you the way to the outcasts.
Talk to Hagbard, he is the leader of the outcasts.
Talk to Vernix the green goblin king. But be more than polite (in fact you must be
slimy) or he will cancel his audience immediately. He knows a lot about the
Stygian Abyss and its inhabitants. Vernix will give you a first hint about Sir
Cabirus' eight talismans.
Visit the shrine in the ankh shaped cavern to increase your skills. Examine the
walls carefully, you'll find some mantras here you need for chanting too.
There is a magic healing fountain behind a secret door in the very north.
Things you can do
Solve the lever puzzle and visit Korianous' grave. The levers are for controlling
the platforms' height. These platforms are building a staircase to further
platforms on the wall. Unfortunately the staircase is climbing into the wrong
direction. Just reverse the initial position of the levers and you are able to
visit the tomb of the Stygian Abyss master builder.
Speak with Jaacar the gray goblin. He will tell you something about the dangerous
privy of the gray goblins . The knowledge about this lavatory could open an
alternate way to the next level.
Defeat the skeleton south of Korianous' final resting-place and earn a servicable
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