This is the second level of Watcher's Keep. It once belonged to four mages, each specializing in their particular element. Now only their libraries and laboratories remain. And, of course, some of their more dangerous creatures.
And one thing more remains. A Chromatic Demon, which you must free in order to get to the next level.
The numbers here more or less reflect the order in which you should do the level.
This is where you arrive on the level. The Chromatic Demon in its cage immediately speaks to you.
To make a long story short, the only way to get to the next level is to free the Chromatic Demon. To do so, you must collect the scepters of the four mages who once ruled this level.
Here is the Slime Mage's Laboratory. It is guarded by variety of poisonous creatures: Poison Mists, Green Slimes, and a Giant Snake. So long as the poisonous fog remains in the room, the snake cannot be harmed. So ...
Open the door from the Slime Mage's Library.
Everyone then goes back to the Air Mage's Library at 7.
Make sure all doors between the Air Mage's Laboratory at 6 and the Slime Mage's Library at 8 are open.
One of your characters goes to the Air Mage's Laboratory at 6 and sets the fan on HIGH.
Attack the Slime Mage's Laboratory from the Air Mage's Library. The fan will blow the noxious gas out of the Laboratory and you can kill the creatures in there. The Giant Snake drops the Slime Scepter.
Here is the Ice Mage's Laboratory. It is protected by Ice Mists and Ice Golems. To make them vulnerable:
Open all doors between the Air Mage's Laboratory at 6 and the Ice Mage's Laboratory. Make sure the door between the Ice Mage's Laboratory and the Ice Mage's Library is closed.
Set the fan in the Air Mage's Laboratory at 6 to HIGH. The Slime Mage's poison is blown into the Ice Mage's Laboratory, weakening his creatures.
Now attack the laboratory and kill the creatures. The Ice Golem drops the Ice Scepter and a Horn.
Now close at least one of the doors between the Air Mage's Laboratory and the Ice Mage's Laboratory, or go back and set the fan on LOW. You'll need the room free of poison in a moment.
Here is finally the Fire Mage's Laboratory. It is protected by a Fire Giant who can't be hurt. Moreover, the central pool of fire will summon Greater Fire Elementals.
The trick is to lure the Fire Elementals down into the Ice Mage's Laboratory at 11 where they will freeze to death. Once you have lured four elementals down there, the Fire Giant will be vulnerable. Kill him for the Fire Scepter, the Helm of the Rock, and minor treasure.
Which all brings us back to the Chromatic Demon. Time to set him free. But as you just might have guessed, he will not be very peaceful once he gets out.
From the four Library Notes you can learn that:
- Ice is vulnerable to Fire.
- Fire is vulnerable to Ice.
- Slime is vulnerable to Electricity.
- Air is vulnerable to Acid and Poison.
- And also quite important: The Chromatic Demon is next to invulnerable to physical attacks and he regenerates quickly.
So, just wait until he appears in the form you prefer to fight and then free him. When he is free and attacks, pelt him with spells he is vulnerable to. This is most likely to be the Ice Golem form, since you will probably have access to plenty of Fire magic like Flamestrike, Melf's Minute Meteors, Comet, etc.
For freeing the Chromatic Demon, each party member gets 20,000 XP.
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