|After you've got your Party together go straight to the weapon shop
& buy bows for your characters. Make sure they have a close range weapon
equipped too! The go to the Inn and collect your 1000 gp from the chap
there. Now go and collect the stuff in the boxes by the bridge which can
be found by turning right out of the Main Town Gate. There will be some
goblins there but you should be able to mow them down with bows before
they can even hit you. Hunt around for extra cash until you have 2000 gp
(there is lots lying around).
Now go and find the Gatemaster he should be close the Main Town Gate
usually if you turn right and walk forward from there for a little bit
he should be one of the first people you come to. Sometimes these guys
seem to toddle off to different places if this is so then just hunt around
till you find him. Get the Gatemaster to join your party he will cost 2000
gp and take 20% of the loot from corpses but don't worry. If you can afford
it also get an identifier dude.
Now go to the Bank and search the walls until you find the fly scroll,
it's usually in the North Wall. Now go to the Buccaneer's Lair and you
will see that it has four sticking out platforms on the second floor. Find
the one so that you are facing South when you are looking at it head on.
Get your Sorcerer (You DO have a sorcerer don't you..?!?) to use the fly
scroll and then fly up to this platform (Watch out newbie flyers ! The
tower will fire fireballs at you if you got too high). Save your game now.
Enter turn based mode and press the wall in front of you. You will now
be in Dragonsand and facing the Shrine of the Gods (The big Rock thing).
If you look around you will see loads of dragons ready to give you a good
kicking. Don't worry though they won't get a chance. Run like hell into
the structure and make sure you end up in the left hand alcove as soon
as you are there enter turn based mode again.
Now providing everyone is o.k. (reload if not) have each character touch
the Shrine of the Gods and you will receive +20 to all stats (cool huh..?).
Now still in Turn Based Mode press the wall on ahead of you. This transfers
you to the NWC Dungeon which has lots of cool stuff in it and is very easy
to complete. Explore the dungeon completely get everything you possibly
can (there are lots of hidden extras and some items are random so if you
get duff stuff worth reloading to a previous save). Kill all the NWC staff
and peasants. DO NOT pick up any cash lying around until you find a chest
that give you 500 gp every time you click on it until you reach 10000 gp
then go back and get all the gold.
Watch out for a cabinet that gives you items but makes you instantly
drunk (if you keep going poisoned) when you click on it. Even if your character
is drunk or poisoned, keep clicking on it to get 1 or 2 food (about every
other click), you can easily build up a few hundred food. When you have
completely explored the dungeon (there are only two levels) have the Gate
Master cast town portal. I suggest having him take you to Mist as this
is an easy place to get lots of new skills (Make sure you get learning
skill!) When you have finished in Mist it may be worth trying to go to
Blackshire to pick up Dark Magic Skill (but watch out nasties in Blackshire).
When you have finished have the Gatemaster send you back to New Sorpigal
to complete the goblinwatch code mission from the Town Hall or to Castle
Ironfist (Don't know if you will get sent to prison for being so nasty
or not) to deliver the letter. Dump the Gatemaster as soon as you have
finished traveling long distances as they are not worth having will in
dungeons as they take so much money.
There you go you should now still be in the first 3 days of the game
with +20 to all stats 10k gold and a whole bunch of cool magic items including
at least one book of inferno for your sorcerer.
Hope this helps! Darkheart
Lord of Midnight