Finally, can you give our readers a sneak peek at
a few secrets in Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth
Mark: Whenever you find a stairway or passageway
from the dungeons up to Stillwater, be sure to ascend
to the surface, even if you don't need to or want
to go there. Later in the game, it will be useful
to have opened up all these passageways, because they
allow for easier access to the various dungeon levels.
The only way to open them all up is to climb each,
one at a time. Don't worry about getting stuck in
Stillwater - the passages work both ways, once you
open them up.
you emerge from the Dwarven Dungeons, if you head
west into Nightingale Court, you can find a Great
Stone Head that has been set upon a small platform.
This Head consumes small stone heads, called "idolons."
By this time in the game, you should have found a
number of these in various treasure caches and chests.
For each idolon you feed to the Great Stone Head,
it gives you a fading ring, one which has a
limited number of uses before it vanishes out of existence.
At first, the rings are somewhat useful to a well-equipped
party, but later on, after you have advanced down
to the Lower Keep of the Catacombs, the quality of
the fading rings dispensed increases dramatically.
Be sure to revisit the Great Stone Head after you
have emerged from the Catacombs, and before you enter
the Castle Passage.
The most complex quest in the game involves the story
of Hachaam Selorn, Arms-Captain of the armies of Myth
Drannor. To lay his ghost to rest, you must find his
ancient sword, the Baneblade Faervian. This
can be found in the Freth Drow treasure cache in the
heart of the fourth level of the Catacombs, known
as the Prisons. The defense will be stiff, but the
rewards are well worth it. When you find the Baneblade,
return it to Selorn's crypt in the Halls of Light,
and then search for the sword's mate in the Castle
Passage. Take the time to complete this quest; the
reward is one of the most powerful weapons of Old