Dragonriders: Chronicles of Pern Walkthrough V1.0
(c) 2001 UxB
This walkthrough is an optimised way to complete the game with as much as I can
find of a complete Journal.
If you follow this guide then you will miss a lot of the finer points of the
There are a few loose ends which, I feel, need to be tied up. If anyone has any
please feel free to e-mail me: email@example.com (flames ignored)
I have numbered the quests in the order that they appear in the "finished"
Journal, a copy of which is reproduced
at the end of this file. So, if you choose to work through the game yourself
use this merely as a guide then
your quests will not necessarily be in the same order.
A few comments: The cut scenes and speeches should have been made "skippable".
Graphics glitches and bugs aside this
game is, on the whole, quite enjoyable, if a little un-challenging. It does
that the storyline has changed
somewhat during development.
One of the things I had a problem with when I read the first Dragonrider book,
many years ago, was getting my head
around how to pronounce the characters' names. It seems as though the voice-
actors in this game have encountered
the same problem, as many character names are pronounced differently each time
they are spoken!
I would like to say to Ubisoft or red-storm that they really ought to hire some
game-testers with a little intelligence.
The spelling and grammar within the subtitles is atrocious! Maybe I'm just too
fussy, but I would have thought that's
what testing is for?!
There are a few loose ends and questions I have which I've put at the very end
this file so as not to spoil the plot
too much at the outset. If anyone has any (plausible) answers I'd appreciate
In the meantime - let's go!:
Get Oil from shelf (Zenth gives Inventory Tutorial - not necessary.) and brush
Go to Zenth's cave and use the oil on the big bowl, followed by the brush.
Get note from table and note from doorway.
As you're leaving you'll get Q1 from Zenth
Take the first doorway on the right and talk to K'tan to get knife - have the
lesson with him and he'll teach you the
combat skill. Spar with him to increase your strength. Zenth will explain
Go through the Upper Levels to the library. Talk to Lockenn to get a map of
Try To enter the back of the library for a JE
Read the skins in the library to the left of the entrance to the rear library,
particularly the one with Gannel's epitaph.
Leave and enter V'kai's room - Talk to him for a JE.
Go down the stairs (Dark Hallway) to the Middle Levels.
Take the first left and talk to V'hul to get Q2.
Ignore the next passage (Entrance to Lower Levels), go into the next door and
talk to N'eth to get Q3 (This triggers
the opening of the kitchen)
Leave and take the next corridor to find Lytah's room - talk to her to get
Lockenn's journal. As you leave her room
you'll get Q4.
The next cavern houses S'lon - talk to him for a journal entry.
Next - The Gaming hall - speak to both T'men and B'rak for Q5.
As soon as you have this quest stand to one side of the table and wait for
the "Hand" icon
Take their dice to complete Q5.
At the back of the gaming hall is another corridor - go down it and talk to
to complete Q2 and get another JE.
Exit through the gaming hall and speak to Emmara to get Q6. Ignore the next
(Kitchen Area) As you enter the
final room you will speak to Gillian and get Q7.
Return upstairs to the Library and speak to Lockenn to get your Journal.
Speak to Fin in the entrance to your room.
Go to the Kitchen area via the Middle Levels and take the first left into the
storeroom - talk to Kendrick for JE.
Head to the room opposite these stores (Dining Hall) - talk to both H'ram and
T'lor before talking to Horlas who
will give you a Jar.
Leave the dining room and turn right into the kitchen proper.
Talk To Rowarth on the way into the kitchen. (not necessary)
Talk to Urik to get the hangover cure and some food (doesn't matter which food
Talk to Tom to get JE and to get Q8
Finally speak to Roma to get Q9
Return to N'eth's room on the middle levels and speak to him to complete Q3.
At this stage you get Q10 and trigger the opening of the Weyr Bowl.
Talk to Emmara for another JE before heading down to the lower levels - there
two rooms here:
Speak to Kevan in one of these rooms to get the Scribing ability and activate
Journal. Speak to Dorn in the
other room to complete Q1
Head to Fort Weyr Bowl and turn left. Enter the Hatching grounds (large cave)
and speak to Syllia for a JE
(Note - It is important to do this before you become "Knowledgeable" or you will
miss this JE)
Exit to the Fort Weyr Bowl and turn right - (there's a fair amount of things to
do in this area but ignore
them for now) Head over to the other side of the Weyr Bowl to the main gate.
Speak to J'cob on the way for the dragon speak tutorial.
Collect the 3 herbs located by the bridge. Speak to Jillan at the main gate to
get Q11 and the Dart-Bow.
Collect extra darts from corner of gate.
Return to the stores in the kitchen area and use dart-bow to shoot bug1 (black)
and collect it.
Speak to Kendrick for a JE.
Go To V'Kai's room and talk to him for another JE.
At this stage you should be knowledgeable and so returning to speak with Syllia
in the Hatching Grounds will
get you the first firelizard egg (Blue).
Upon leaving the Hatching Grounds go left, over the bridge. Enter the house
there and speak to Ramalla to complete Q10
and get Weyrwoman 1.
Back in the Weyr Bowl - ignore the mill for now - you are nowhere near ready for
that one. Attempt to use
the well to get a JE. Walk over next bridge and speak to Perry for a JE.
Hal for now and Jax.
Talk to Helan then go so see Jillan to drop of the first bug.
Now talk to Jax to get the map of the Dark Caves and a JE. This triggers
Mullen's appearance at the entrance to them.
Talk to Mullen for a JE. Return to and speak with Hal to get his hammer and
Use the hammer on the cave entrance to enter the Dark Caves.
Mullen will indicate a new wall - use the hammer on this and run across the
bridge at the end of this corridor...
Get your knife ready and kill the tunnel-snake in the left passage. Continue
down this passage to get some darts
and talk to Jim for a JE.
Return to last fork and follow the other passage. At the next fork kill the
tunnel-snake and go right.
This leads into a cavern where there are another 2 tunnel-snakes (kill them), a
herb, a tunnel-snake-egg
and the second bug (brown).
Return once again to the last fork and take the other tunnel. Jump across the
This leads into another cavern with a tunnel-snake, a light coloured rock and
Climb up the ledges and collect the trapping basket. Return to the cavern floor
Don't ask me why D'kor winks on his
way back down, I have no idea. Perhaps it's a programmer's in-joke. Ignore the
light-coloured rock for now - you're
not strong enough. Exit via the other tunnel and kill another tunnel-snake.
Continue down this path ignoring the false wall on the right - you can't do
anything with it yet.
Use the hammer on the next pile of rocks you encounter. And then push the one
that you free up.
Walk into the next cavern to find Jim. Use the hammer on the mine-cart and it
will break (oops!)
Push the mine-cart to create an exit and complete Q7.
Talk to L'tul then go out to the weyr bowl. You can now use the well to get the
second firelizard egg (brown
(looks red to me!)) Use the well again to get some more darts and then return
the broken hammer and drop
off the second bug.
Climb the path leading up the side of weyr bowl and push the rock out of the
way. Enter the area behind this rock
and collect the first artifact and some more darts.
Go to the Middle Levels and speak to Gillian for her thanks and a Reputation
Speak to Emmara for the first question - the correct answer is "tunnel-snakes".
Finally go up to the Upper levels and you will get a JE prompting you to join
As you leave your cave after the cut-scene N'eth will give you a message to be
delivered to Lamrat at Fort Hold.
Go to the kitchens and speak to Tom for Q8
On your way out of the weyr I'd recommend a side-trip into the Dark Caves - the
tunnel-snakes have regenerated and
each one you kill will give you a strength increase. You can also now move the
light-coloured boulder in the caves
to get the second artefact from behind it. Speak to Gethen on your way out for
Speak to K'tan for the Between-tutorial and marvel at the stunning graphics used
to depict "between" while travelling
to Fort Hold. As you arrive at Fort Hold you'll get Q12
Head straight towards Lamrat, guarding the entrance to the main hall. (guy in
white shirt) for a JE.
Here we go left again - work your way round the courtyard speaking first to
Joliad for a JE, then Derna - ask her for
the wooden top. She'll give it to you for free - but the miner's bracelet is
going to cost you - and guess what?
You're skint! Speak to her again and ask her for it though as it's a JE.
Skip the entrance to Fountain Square (half open doorway) and speak to Arrie.
Next speak to Malorien for the ancient
cave map. Speak to Taolousien for a knowledge increase.
Talk to Borl and accept his offers of drinks for a JE.
Head to the next occupied stall and talk to Skarn for Q15.
Next speak to Keela and let her touch Zenth. She will give you some sticky
Then Speak to Faran for Q13.
Speak to Archen at the next stall to get the gather clothes. Wait for Archen to
leave and speak to Parlan to get some
boots - the clothes and boots combine to become civilian clothing.
Go into your inventory and change into these civilian clothes and then go thru
the half-open doorway into Fountain Square.
Speak to Harat (Bald-fat-man) for a JE. Then speak to Manwor.
Head over to the Harper, Skjald and suggest he plays elsewhere for a reputation
Speak to the Family by the fountain for a JE.
Collect the third bug (Blue) and then speak to Neelet to enter the archery
contest. You shouldn't have any difficulty
in winning the prize (One Mark).
Speak to the group of guys standing by the exit for Q16.
As you enter the main square you should witness an argument between the harper
and the potter - at some stage soon a guy
dressed in black will walk up to you and take your belt-knife.
Take the potter's wheel and then find Natty (the guy in black) and confront him.
You'll get your knife back, a map of the gather and a new skill (sneak).
Speak to Arrie for a Reputation Increase and then speak to Faran for a JE. Use
your new skill and sneak into the
Grand Hall to complete Q12. Wait for Lamrat to catch up with you to get Q14.
Head straight into the hall and skirt around the first stage - speak to Tolwin
and then collect the bag of nails that
he drops. Continue round this stage and speak to Janeth once to get a JE and
again to exchange the nails for 1 Mark.
Go to the boxes by the other stage and speak to Tregard for a JE. The boxes
after are in front of the exit to the
kitchens. Take them to him one by one and collect the Dragon toy. Talk to him
again and he'll pay you 1 Mark for your
Speak to Ralliss (drudge sweeping by kitchen entrance) and she'll give you a
Enter the Kitchens and speak to Jak to complete Q8.
*** Easter Egg: Speak to Anne (McCaffery) "I hate stirring porridge. I'd much
rather do what you do. I love dragons.
One day I'd love to write tales about them"
Exit the kitchens and find Larin (The guy standing in front of the only
statue) - Talk to him for a JE.
Run around the hall uncovering the other 5 statues and return to him for payment
of 1 Mark.
Exit the Grand Hall and speak to Derna to buy the Mining Bracelet and complete
Call Zenth and go back to Fort Weyr - make your way to the middle levels and
speak to Jim - he will trade you the
wooden top and the sticky sweets for a baby tunnel snake.
Back out to the weyrbowl and drop off bug number 3 then call Zenth and go to
Walk past the main building and speak to Guy for a JE.
Pick up the pickaxe (leaning against a rock nearby) and return it to him. He'll
give you a sword and Q17.
Follow the path and speak to Rellat and then Nisan to get a new skill (mining).
Collect the pickaxe from beside the cart
that they were sitting on.
Behind them is another building and behind that is a herb.
Enter the large building and speak to Govan for a JE.
Next speak with Klor and he will fix the potter's wheel and give you another
Finally speak with Forn. He will trade you your artefacts for weapon upgrades
Exit the forge and turn left - as you pass the bunker there is another herb. Go
over the bridge. Next to where you
landed there is a shallow patch of water. Beside this there is another herb.
In this water there are 5 oysters, 4 of which are edible, the fifth contains a
pearl. Shoot them with your darts
in order to collect them. Collecting the pearl gives you a JE.
Call Zenth and go to Fort Hold.
Return the potter's wheel (fixed) to Joliad for a JE.
Go to Fountain Square and speak to the family by the fountain to swap the wooden
dragon toy for a sculpture of
Fort Hold's Harper. Speak to Manwor to get a new Skill (Swordmanship) and a JE.
Speak to Harat to get rid of the tunnel-snake and get a herdbeast. Speak to
Faran to complete Q13 and open up the exit
to Harper/Healer Hall. Exit to Harper Hall and you will receive Q19.
Turn left and speak to Malan for Q18. Use the bronze key on the door to the
right of her to get artefact 3.
Go into the main hall and take the first left into the dining room. Speak to
Salyn for 2 JEs one of which completes Q15.
Leave the dining room and go left - enter the next door and speak to Mianna for
Q20. Go back down the corridor and take
the staircase to the Upper Floor.
Turn left into the room and speak to Kilimi for Q21. (Note - if you have read
all the scrolls in the libraries you can
speak to her again to complete this quest immediately.)
Go into the other room opposite and speak to Tinossi to get JE.
Leave this room and turn left. Enter the room behind the staircase and speak to
Yallin to get the Drum pattern.
Return to the room where Tinossi is and speak to Seph.
Wait for Seph to return and speak to him again - Tinossi interrupts and gives
Go down the corridor in the corner of this area and pick up the small key when
Kurn rolls over.
Use this key on the chest at the foot of his bed to get the his flute. Use it
him to rouse him.
Return to Tinossi's room and Hered will be there completing Q19 and taking you
Speak to Merrick to get Q22.
On the way out speak to Siral for his pearl.
As you depart the Healer Hall speak to Boralen for a JE.
Fin will be hanging around in the courtyard from now on - you can talk to him to
get slightly unreliable hints
about the locations of either trundlebugs or tunnel-snake eggs.
Go back to the main square and speak to Skarn to complete Q15 and get a
Next speak to Arrie to get a JE and some cold pies. Return to Merrick in Healer
Hall and he will tell you to warm them (JE).
Head into the Kitchens through the Grand Hall and speak to Jak. He will warm
pies for you. Return to Healer Hall
and give them to Merrick to complete Q22.
On the way out of Healer Hall talk to Emrick for a JE.
Head back over to the Great Hall and speak to Lamrat in order to gain entry to
the Ancient Caves.
Upon entering the caves use the miner's bracelet to shed some light on your
situation - walk down the passage ignoring
the turn to the left. Collect the herb and then use the pickaxe on the rocky
wall. Collect the tunnel-snake egg,
the herb and the darts. Examine the writing on the back wall and then return to
the other tunnel. Kill the snake there.
You cannot avoid falling while crossing the bridge so go for it and kill the
tunnel-snake in the water. Climb up to the
second ledge and then kill the wherry before climbing up again to the tunnel
Follow the tunnel and cross the bridge, killing the 2 tunnel-snakes - at the
go right. Follow the excessively
long tunnel to the end and kill the snake that awaits there - the tunnel is a
dead-end but you get a strength increase.
Return to the fork and go left, kill another tunnel-snake and beware the wherry
as you leave the tunnel - kill it.
Collect the herb and climb the ledge. Once you jump across to the next ledge
won't be able to return that way.
In the next tunnel kill the tunnel-snake and at the next fork go right to kill
yet another tunnel-snake before going left.
Jump to the ledge - as you enter the next cavern there is a short rock path in
front of you and two paths up the cavern
walls to either side of you. You need to go up the paths and push the rocks off
before you can use the stepping stones
to cross the middle of the cavern. Also collect the herb at the top of one of
Head up the path to kill another wherry and enter the "metal cave".
Walk around the boxes and collect the pipe.
The door opposite the one you entered by will open slightly when you walk up to
it - use the pipe to jar it open and
enter the room. Walk to the consoles and pick up the "skin" for a JE.
On one of the walls there is a grating. Use it to open it and again to go
In this room you will find another "skin" - go into your inventory and use both
skins to get the codes.
Use the keypad on the door to exit back to the main room.
Use the keypad next to the door opposite (the one with cobwebs) and enter the
room. Use the safe (under the bunk) to
get the cure and artefact 4. Use the table to pull it under the roof hatch and
again to exit back to the caves.
Re-arm your sword and kill the tunnel-snake. Follow the tunnel until you get to
another patch of rocky wall.
Use your pickaxe on it to break it and get a wherry egg and medicinal brew.
Examine the back wall for a drum pattern (JE).
Re-arm your sword and continue up the tunnel to kill yet another tunnel-snake.
Get behind the boulder and give it a
shove to climb down to the first cave you visited.
Exit the ancient caverns to see Lamrat and give him the cure.
As you leave the Great Hall Zenth will contact you and you'll get a JE,
transporting you to Healer Hall. Leave.
Go up into Harper Hall and speak to Kilimi to complete Q21 (if you haven't
already) and get Weyrwoman2.
Cross the hallway and speak to Tinossi for a reputation increase.
Leave and head back to the Main square of Fort Hold. As you enter you will
witness Branth going between. K'tan has died.
Do as instructed and go to the right through the Great Hall and speak with Lord
Gralt for a JE.
Go to Fountain Square and speak to Manwor to complete Q17.
Collect the Llama hair and then speak to Stephe to exchange it for a Bundle of
Flax and complete Q16.
Return to the Main Square and call Zenth. Lamrat will interrupt and give you a
letter and a JE. Travel back to Fort Weyr.
(Note - this is the last point at which you will witness the spectacle (debacle)
that is "going between")
Take a trip around the Weyr Bowl using the pickaxe to open the two seams and
collect the medicinal brew and darts from
Re-enter the dark caves from here to open up the unbroken wall and collect
another medicinal brew.
Go up the path at the side of the weyr and speak with Jim and Helan to discover
why Faran had such trouble with his
cart and also get the second Wherry Egg.
Go up to the middle levels and talk to Emmara who will ask you Question 2.
Despite the fact that the most dominant
animal in the ancient caves were tunnel-snakes, the correct answer to her
question is "Wherries".
Go up to the Upper Levels for another meeting and a JE.
As you enter the middle levels you will automatically deliver the letter from
Lamrat to V'hul.
Go to see Lytah and deliver the pearl thereby completing Q4.
Speak to Emmara for Question 3 - the answer is "Arrie", in case you've
On your way out of the Weyr take another side-trip through the Dark Caves to use
the pickaxe on the remaining section of
crumbling wall, collect the third tunnel-snake egg and kill the regenerated
Tunnel-Snakes for strength increases.
In the Weyr Bowl there are a number of people to speak to but none of the
information they give you is necessary for your
quests, so call Zenth and go to Fort Hold where you will put Lamrat in his
Enter the ancient caves (through the kitchens) to kill 3 tunnel-snakes for
strength increases and a level-up before
heading to the now-open kitchen (off harper-hall) and speaking to Gralt for a
JE. Speak to Salyn to get Q24.
Go to Healer Hall and speak to Jazon twice for 2 JEs. (Note - if you have not
used the hangover cure before now it will
disappear as you enter Healer Hall)
Return to the Main Square and call Zenth. Travel To Ista Beach.
Speak to N'eth and S'lon for a big speech then hunt through the buildings on the
beach to get some darts and a
Side note - all the herbs that you have collected up to this point have been
healing herbs. Mixed in with these in future
are poisonous herbs, which take away your health instead if boosting it. You
won't be able to identify these until you
get the healing skill.
Collect the featherfern and 3 herbs from the beach before talking to Hammit
(fishing on the end of the wall) to get a map.
In the sea between the two walls are 5 oysters to shoot and pick up as well as a
dolphin - you can try and speak to the
dolphin now but you won't be able to.
There is a grave next to the buildings with some flowers on it. If you pick
up you'll meet Kiristi who will give
you Q25. Speak to H'tem and K'larn (Not a necessity) before heading into Ista
Upon entering the village turn to your right and collect a herb before speaking
to Drakk for a JE. Collect the other
3 herbs from in front of the herdbeast pens.
*** For the sake of simplicity I'll number the doors from D1 to D8 as you travel
up the winding path. None of them are
Enter D1 and speak with Moria and Laria. You will learn of the missing Keriil
and Hellion and get a reputation increase.
Speak to Loretta to learn of Joseph and speak to the drudge as he wanders about
neither of which update your journal and
so are not necessary. D2 is locked at the moment. Speak to Ralf outside the
Dawn Sisters for a JE.
Next speak to Sam to learn an important fact: you can NOT enter the Dawn Sisters
wearing your dragon gear and so you
have to change into your civilian outfit every time you wish to enter. Do this
Speak to Gammut and order a drink for information.
Leave and head up the path. Speak to the villager outside D3 and then open it
for him. Enter his house to collect a
Leave and continue up the path - D4 (on the right) is locked as is Ista Supplies
but collect the two herbs from outside.
Enter the Rising Star and speak to Matrice. She'll tell you to return later.
Continue up the path and speak to the villager outside of D5. He will pose a
riddle, the answer to which is "Between"
and then you may enter D5 to collect some darts.
Just outside this house is a pile of stones and a sneak point. Collect a stone
and continue up the path.
Next to the crates behind D6 is a herb - collect it.
Opposite is Sorian's house which is locked. Continue up the path and enter D7.
Speak to Roem's father for Q26.
Continue up the path and enter D8 to speak to Maria, deliver Siral's pearl and
find Weyrwoman 3.
Head back to the Rising Star to get Q28. (Haven't figured out how to get the
final JE which completes this quest
answers would be greatly appreciated to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Go to the Dawn Sisters and speak to Gammut for a JE.
Return to the alley next to D6 to meet Holin and Sorian. Walk into the alley
confront Holin. Attack him to get
the money he owes Matrice. Speak to Sorian outside Ista Supplies for a JE.
Return to the sneak point and hide to overhear a new JE. Use the stone you
collected earlier and then sneak up to
Holin and steal his loaded dice. There will follow a short scene in which Holin
and his cronies bugger off...
Go to the Dawn Sisters and speak with Gamut to clear Sorian's name, for which he
will give you a JE.
Go to the Rising Star and give Holin's money to Matrice for a JE and to get some
rooms. Use the bed to rest.
The next morning speak to Matrice again for another JE. Do as she suggests and
visit Belan in the 3rd room for another JE.
Go up the path to the Drum station and speak to Terrol. Give him the harper
statue and he will open his shop
(Ista Supplies). Go there to get the citron fruit and raid his shop for some
darts, a herb and a medicinal brew.
Leave and speak to the drudge outside D4. Open it for him and enter the house
collect some more darts.
Call into Ista Tapestries and speak to Hela. Show her your tapestry for a JE.
Head down to D2 and speak to Doorin to enter the house. Speak with Janifer to
get Weyrwoman 4.
Return to Ista Tapestries and speak to Hela again to get the heavy canvas and a
Go to the Herdbeast pens and witness an argument then follow Faran and Manwor to
the Dawn Sisters. Speak to Manwor
and Faran to get Q23.
Leave the inn and head up the hill slightly. You will encounter N'eth - Speak
him for a JE. Follow him to the
Dawn Sisters and speak to him again.
Go to the beach and speak to Hammit, push his boat into the sea and talk to him
again for a bottle of old wine.
Now return to the Rising Star, wait for and speak to N'eth to get the cure and
Head to the beach and Zenth will contact you with a JE.
Call him and travel to Fort Hold. Go and speak to Salyn in the kitchen for a
Go to Healer Hall and speak to Jazon for the Healing Skill.
Go up to Harper Hall and speak to Limoriad (in the dorm). The obvious place to
get a skin is the kitchens but Kelli
will inform you that her skins won't be ready for a few days so return to Harper
Hall and steal a skin from Yallin who's
now sleeping in the dorm. Wake Limoriad and he'll fix the drum and give it to
Return to Ista and go speak to Roem's father for a JE. Leave the house and go
straight back in to complete Q26 and
find Weyrwoman 5.
Go up to the Drum Station and use the drum. Fin will appear and tell you to go
to the beach (JE).
On the way to the beach call into the Rising Star and speak to Foral for a JE.
Open the chest to get some crossbow bolts
and the Smugglers Map.
As you leave the Rising Star you will encounter S'lon and learn of N'eth's
Head towards the beach and you will be ambushed by Holin and his Thugs. Defeat
his thugs and as you defeat Holin you
will be beaten. Zenth will come to your rescue though.
Finally you can get to the beach and meet the Harper (Matrice) to complete Q24.
Speak to Jorak and Jurinor for a couple of JEs. Finally, speak to Fillian and
play his game. You will lose.
Call Zenth and travel to Fort Hold. Speak to B'rak to get a JE. He will not
you sell anything that will be needed
later. A word of note though - he will buy artefacts (they fetch a reasonable
price too!) but you should keep them for
weapon upgrades as there are only 6 in the game (3 for knife upgrades and 3 for
I sold him the pipe, the drum, the fruit (which I had from Part I), the 2 pieces
of skin (from the ancient caves), the
tapestry and the secret drum pattern which gave me 10 marks in total.
Call Zenth and go to the Mastersmith Hall. Speak to Guy for a JE.
While at the Mastersmith Hall speak to the miller to drop off the canvas. You
are still not quite strong enough to start
the Mill so don't try yet.
Call Zenth and go to Fort Weyr. Speak to Helan for Artefact 5.
Go into the Weyr and speak to Emmara - she'll ask you for the Citron Fruit which
you got at Ista.
Return to the Weyr Bowl and speak to Helan again and she'll offer you a tunnel-
snake egg. However she won't give it to
you :O( Follow her to the entrance to the Hatching Grounds and she will sell it
to you for 2 marks.
Call Zenth and go back to Mastersmith Hall.
Go to the Workshop and speak to Forn three times to get the weapon upgrades.
By now it should be dawn so speaking to Guy will get you the Headstone.
Call Zenth and go back to Ista beach. Speak to Kiristi to complete Q25 and find
Gamble with Fillian for a JE then speak to Matrice for another JE.
Go to Sorian's house and apeak to him. Go into the alleyway to gain entrance to
the smuggler's house.
When Sorian distracts the smuggler SNEAK through the house and steal the key
him. Use the key on the trapdoor
to gain entrance to the smuggler's cove.
There is a time limit to save N'eth. Personally I favoured the direct approach
of killing any smugglers that saw me
- this has the advantage of increasing your strength.
Run down the path and through the smuggler's cove. At the end enter the tunnel
and you will be presented with a choice
of turning left or right. Go right and jump down the steps to free N'eth (This
is the last you will see of him).
Also collect the 5th tunnel-snake egg.
Climb back up the steps and take the other tunnel to examine Belan's body next
the sick herdbeasts to get the brooch
and complete Q18.
*Note - it is NOT possible to kill the captain of the clear endeavour so SNEAK
Past him to get on board.
Also note that you only get one opportunity (while on board the endeavour to
collect the fourth bug(green))
After a cut-scene you will get another JE which completes Q19.
Collect the darts, shoot and collect the Green Trundlebug. Also sneak around to
the other side of the hold and collect
the Map of Ierne.
You will encounter the Cabin Boy, There are 3 ways to deal with him: 1) Avoid
him (hide where you found the map)
2) Kill him (no strength increase for this one though) or 3) Bribe him (the best
way because it also get's you a
On Ierne there are 5 Smugglers on the beach to kill, each one giving a strength
increase. There are also 2 herbs
and the fifth bug (sandbug) which you cannot collect yet because your jar is
So head up the cliff-path and the Clear Endeavour will sail away.
At the top of the cliff each of the 3 exits are guarded by felines. Approach
and you'll get a JE.
There are 2 herbs to be collected and an area surrounded by pillars which is
blocked by a light-coloured stone - push
this stone out of the way and go behind it to collect a further 3 herbs and some
Call Zenth and go back to Fort Weyr to drop off the green bug. Also speak to
miller and start the mill (your strength
should now be maxxed out). This gives you more darts.
Not that you need the strength increases but the tunnel-snakes have regenerated
in the Dark Caves.
Speak to Emmara on the Middle Levels for her next question - the answer to which
Go to the Upper Levels and speak to S'bor for a JE. Go down to the Middle
and enter V'hul's quarters and speak
to S'lon. Search the table to find a Vile (Vial) of liquid and a letter. This
will trigger a cut-scene leading to Q29.
Use Zenth to return to Ierne Island and collect the fifth bug from the beach.
Head into the tunnel to the right or the
stony area (Hunter's Lodge) and try to collect the herb there. You will fall
into the trap. Upon climbing out of the
trap you will meet Lear who will teach you the enhanced Sneak Skill. Collect
empty bottle from the crevice behind him
and the five herbs from this area. Finally use the empty bottle on the tanks to
fill it with acid.
Leave the Hunter's Lodge and go right. Enter the temple area and use the bottle
of acid on the bushes to gain entrance
to the Temple itself.
*Note there is an odd looking gap in the Temple wall which appears to have a
circular shaped stone as a door. This NEVER
opens - and if you use the free-cam you will see that there is nothing behind it
maybe a story element that was left out.
Enter the temple proper. Note the dark patches on the floor and the 4 Head-
Statues. Push each statue so that they end up
on these dark patches and the four doors will open. (Note: each statue must be
pushed twice and it IS possible to push
them in the wrong direction - so look for scratch marks on the floor to indicate
which way to push them. If you push them
the wrong way you will need to reload.)
Once all four doors are open you just need to know which positions to set the
levers into - so go upstairs and examine the
diagram on the floor - the rooms are identified by their colours.
Set the levers as follows:
Red - Middle.
Blue - Towards the door.
Green - Towards the door.
Yellow - Middle.
You can only PULL levers so position yourself on the correct side of the lever
This opens the grate and allows you to go downstairs. Do so and collect the
Roseleaf for a JE.
Examine the sign by the door to learn how to open it - shoot the red dot twice,
then the blue dot, then yellow.
This opens the door allowing you to collect firelizard-egg 4 (White).
As you exit the temple you will see Lamrat - but you can't catch him so ignore
him and leave the temple area.
At this point you will need to make a return trip to Fort Weyr to drop off Bug
number 5 or else you won't be able to
collect bug 6 (crystal) and the area it's in will not be reachable again. So
Zenth and off you go.
While at Fort Weyr go to see Emmara for her final questions: The first answer
is "Fungus and Statues" she will then ask
how many statues there were - the answer to which is "Four" (DUR!!!). This will
Complete Q6 and also give you Weyrwoman 7.
Go outside and Call Zenth to go back to Ierne. Take the rightmost exit to enter
Once again, I favoured the direct approach here and killed all the felines.
Collect the herb in the blue cave before
jumping down into the volcano heart. It is not possible to kill the last feline
there so just run for it and make a grab
for the Silverthorn herb. Lear will show up and take care of kitty.
You will return to the Hunter's Lodge where Lear will give you a crossbow and
your final skill (crossbow).
As you leave The Hunter's Lodge you will be ambushed by Lamrat, who knocks you
You wake up in the Prison cell and get Q30. Collect the nettleweed from your
cell (Final Ingredient) and then the Bed-Leg.
Collect the chamber pot to complete your escape.
Push the switch to open the cell-clock and then speak to the other prisoners for
reputation increases and Q31.
Upon leaving the cell-block turn right into the alcove. Push the rightmost
switch to open the door to the other parts of
the prison. Here you will encounter the biggest bug in this game. Throughout
the prison level there are switches with
torches above them, but they are all so close to Sneak areas that your
will focus on the sneak-area rather than
the torch-switches. In order to get around this bug you need to face the switch
and hit the 0 key on the numeric keypad.
This focuses the firelizard on the switch. Push the lefthand switch to
extinguish the torch and get a JE.
Now head back past the cellblock into the next room. Collect your weapons from
the table and also the bell-hammer which
triggers a cut-scene showing the rest of the prison. Push the switch to open
The idea of the prison is to remove as many of the guards as possible by hiding
in dark corners. Again I used the more
direct approach of killing the guards.
Work your way around the prison, killing all the guards and pushing all the
switches. In one room you will find all your
equipment. Collect the keys and free your fellow prisoners. Freeing Flick will
give you Southern Star which completes Q29.
I think freeing Keriil should complete Q31 but it doesn't. Also I think that
Keriil is supposed to be Weyrwoman 11.
Exit the prison level to confront Lamrat. Defeat him for the next part of his
speech. Kill him and collect the
Minerhall key. The room on the left contains the final bug, shoot it and
As you approach the other room you'll see V'hul talking to Druse. Enter this
room and kill Druse to free the slaves and
speak to them.
Head through to the Window room and look out. Zenth will contact you with a JE.
Through the next room there are 2 guards, kill them. Collect the skin from the
table for a JE. In the next room (past
the bell) there are another 3 guards to kill. Push the Statue onto the trapdoor
to open it and free Gladeril (Weyrwoman 8).
In the next room you will find Hellion who gives you a rusty key and a JE.
Return to the slaves and move them to the window room and then to the courtyard
to complete Q30.
the doors to the central room should now be open as are the doors to the top
Enter the central room to confront V'hul. Defeat him and he will give you a
large ornate key (If anyone knows what the
hell this is for please let me know - email@example.com)
Go to the top floor and use Belan's Brooch on the metal door to get one of the
disc parts. Push the rock in the opposite
entrance aside to get the other part of the disc.
Enter the final room for the showdown with Roth.
Defeat Roth and you will be defeated, but the other riders will come and save
*Note - you will at this stage lose all herbs, medicinal brews and oysters that
you have and even if you are at full health
you will drop to having practically no health at all.
You will awaken in your room and now is the opportunity to tie up those loose
Go to the back library and speak to Mishra - she will now let you enter. You
read the skins here if you wish to view
Pern Artwork but most importantly collect the key from the table.
As you try to leave the Upper Levels Fin will appear and take you to see V'Kai
for a JE.
Go down and speak to B'rak to be voted wingleader.
Go to the dining room in the Kitchen Level and speak to Urik for a JE.
Speak to Roma to complete Q9. Speak with Tom twice to get some food.
Speak with Lytah on the Middle Levels.
Go to the Weyr Bowl and speak to Jim and Jax for a JE on your way to drop off
sixth bug with Jillan which completes Q11
and gets Weyrwoman 9.
Call Zenth and go to Fort Hold - Speak to Lockenn and he will open the hidden
door in the library (opposite the entrance)
which will give you a JE. Collect the map and use it. Examine the shelves to
find another key and get Weywoman 10, which
also completes Q20.
Use the key on the same bookshelf you found it in to get Artefact 6.
Call Zenth and travel to Mastersmith Hall. Speak to Forn in the Workshops twice
and you'll get firelizard egg 5 (Gold) in
exchange for the disc pieces and the final weapon upgrade.
Outside, start the Mill and get firelizard egg 3 (Bronze)
Use the Minerhall key to enter the masterminer's building. Collect 2 skins (one
from the table and the other from the
farthest bookshelf. Hide in the shadows (beside the crates) and Rom will open
the box. Get the skin from it and read
all 3 that you have collected. Wait for Rom to return so that you may confront
him and discredit F'ben.
Call Zenth and travel to Ista. Speak with the Dolphin for a hint of the sequel?
It is here that I suspect you should
return to D1 in the village to complete Keriil's quest - but it doesn't happen.
Call Zenth for the last time and return to Fort Weyr. Go to the weyr-bowl
entrance dark caves to find Rowarth.
Drop off any firelizard eggs you have and then speak to V'kai for your promotion
You now need to find the 4 riders that you can trust: T'men is in the gaming
room. L'tul is in the room beyond that.
B'rak is in the main room on the Middle Levels and Lytah is in the Library on
Follow them down to the Hatching Grounds. Wait and follow the instructions.
Finally Roth will show up. All you need do is listen to him rant then defeat
for the final cut-scene and end-credits.
Journal as at end:
S'bor has called a meeting of all the dragonriders. I must try to assemble them
all as I feel some will be less than
enthusiastic. V'hul was on watch last night so I imagine he will make his own
Q1: I must remember to visit Craftmaster Dorn on the lower levels to pick up my
riding gear. I won't be able to fly
anywhere without it.
I have collected my riding gear from Dorn. Although there are plenty of things
to do before I try it out again.
Dorn mentioned that he had a feeling something was just around the corner, I
a feeling he may be right. QC
Mishra guards the entrance to V'kai's private reading room. Looks like he has
some interesting skins in there.
I'm sure my charm will win her over eventually.
I have just met our weyrleader, V'kai. He says I should return to him when I am
Q2: V'hul has been on watch all night and is exhausted. I have offered to
deliver a ballad to F'ben for him.
I delivered the message to F'ben from V'hul who appeared to be in a foul mood.
Perhaps the Ballads on the skin will
calm his temper somewhat. QC
Q3: N'eth thinks he may have offended someone last night at Nalaya's wake. But
who? I have offered to help him find out.
It appears N'eth insulted Tom! I think the air is cleared now but I'd better
N'eth know that it's safe to come out
of his weyr!
Well that's that dispute sorted out. I do hope my day is going to get a little
Q4: It's Lytah's nameday! I completely forgot! She said she would like a
pearl. I should search any lakes and shores.
I have got a pearl for Lytah! I must present it to her as soon as possible!
Lytah seemed pleased with her pearl. Threadscore tradition for forbidding
Bronzes and Greens to be together. QC
There is certainly an air of tension after last nights merry-making. S'lon
agitated about the meeting later and
has made quite clear his dislike and mistrust of S'bor.
Q5: T'men and B'rak are playing dice in the gaming hall. Someone should take
dice off them or they'll never make
Well they didn't like me confiscating the dice but at least they'll be at the
meeting now. QC
F'ben seems to have a great deal of anger, unseasonably so. He is too worried
about the loss of tradition. Is there
something stirring beneath the surface? Perhaps he will explain at the meeting
Q6: Emmara is weaving a wonderful tapestry on the middle levels of Fort Weyr.
She says she needs someone reliable to
gather information for her. I wonder if I could Help?
Now Emmara thinks that I'm reliable, she has asked me to return to her
periodically so that she may ask me questions
about my travels.
With my help Emmara has completed the World of Pern tapestry on time and will
make an exceptional candidate for
Q7: A young lad named Jim has been out all night. His mother fears him lost!
Perhaps Jax and the other children in
the Weyrbowl know more...
The Dark Caves? Sounds dangerous. But Jax thinks that Jim might bre in there.
Apparently the entrance is boarded up.
We have tried to get into the Dark Caves to rescue Jim! What can I use to smash
Hal has loaned me a hammer to break through the boards, I have promised to
it when the job is done.
I've found Jim! He seems to be trapped and can't escape. He mentioned that I
should keep my eyes out for his trapping
basket that he lost hereabouts.
It seems Jim is OK. Although his parents may give him a thick ear! I'm glad
he's safe now. QC
Kendrick mentioned that the tithes are short of ore. This is most unusual and I
shall have to find and question the
trader that brought them in.
Q8: It would seem Tom Keeting wishes to call in a favour for a favour. In
exchange for him forgiving N'eth I'm to
visit him later and return the courtesy.
I must remember to visit Tom in the kitchens and return the favour I owe him.
Knowing his bad mood he may poison my Klah!
I have to deliver this letter to Jak Keeting, Tom's brother, who works in Fort
I have delivered the letter to Jak... he seems quite an approachable fellow! QC
Q9: Roma has asked me to find him several ingredients for his dragon size
ceremonial dish, each one to be returned to him
in Fort Weyr Kitchens.
The ingredients are:
2 Wherry Eggs
4 Tunnel Snake Eggs
Bundle of Flax
1 Bottle of Rare Wine
I have collected all the ingredients for Roma's Hatching Ceremony feast! QC
Q10: N'eth has told me that Ramalla, Kendrick's daughter may have the potential
to be a Weyrwoman! He works off from the
kitchens usually and I believe he lives in that house in the Weyrbowl?
It would seem I have to wait to break the good news to my fellow riders.
is currently away but will return soon.
But didn't I see her around that house in the Weyrbowl yesterday?
I have discovered a potential candidate for the Golden Egh within the Weyr! Her
name is Ramalla. Perhaps this will curb
some of the older riders' reservations. QC
V'kai has mentioned that there could be up to ten potential Weyrwomen on Pern!
But where to find them is another matter.
They could be right under our noses!
Syllia has mentioned that I should return to her once I become more
in the ways of Pern.
Did she say she had something for me? I wonder what it is?
Q11: It seems I have found a man whose daughter collects Trundlebugs. Must
return them to Jillan if I stumble across any!
Imogen will make an interesting potential Weyrwoman - as long as she doesn't
bring along those Trundlebugs! QC
I wonder what is at the bottom of that well in the Weyrbowl? Perhaps I could
raise the bucket if I was stronger.
I found the trader that brought the tithes in... What must the Masterminer be
thinking not to supply us with the correct
amount of ore? I must report this discrepancy to S'bor. It must be
All the dragonriders should be at the meeting! I had better hurry to the Upper
Q12: K'tan and I have come to Fort Hold on Search for a new Weyrwoman and to
deliver a message to Lamrat. I doubt I'll
get to see the Lord myself, as everyone seems too busy with the gather. Now
where is this Lamrat character?
Lamrat is 'guarding' the entrance to the interior of Fort Hold but has suggested
that I speak to the Harpers for more
advice on suitable Search candidates.
To get into the main hall I'll have to get past Lamrat somehow. It's not going
to be easy as he has a sharp eye.
I have managed to sneak past Lamrat. I don't think I'm going to have seen the
last of him though. QC
Q13: A Trader named Faran has had the misfortune to throw a wheel from his cart
right in Fort Hold entrance, and is
blocking access to Harper Hall and Healer Hall. I said I would try to obtain a
new bracket and Herdbeast for him.
Harat the Beastholder claims he wants a tunnel snake in return for a herdbeast!
I wonder if young Jim would know
anything about obtaining one?
Joliad the potter is in a foul mood. Said he hates being disturbed! I'm not
surprised though as that squeaking from
his wheel would set anyone on edge. It sounds like he needs a new bracket.
Faran seems to think that the bracket from the potter's wheel is the right type
for his broken wheel, if only it
could be removed...
I have taken the potter's wheel to Mastersmith Hall. I now have a bracket for
Faran's wheel and a new bracket on the
potter's wheel! Better get backto Fort Hold with haste!
The potter's wheel is back in place and as good as new - I don't think he was
pleased about it going missing...
Faran's cart is now out of the main doorway. I can now exit towards Harper Hall
and Healer Hall. QC
Q14: Lamrat has asked me to venture into the Dark Caves beneath Fort Hold. I
will need to find something to light
my way first.
There is a mining bracelet for sale on the trinket stall. Miners use them to
light up in dark places. Could come in
useful but it costs three marks!
I have purchased a mining bracelet, it is based around luminous fungus that
miners use to light their way. I think I
can go into the caves beneath this place now. QC
Two drunks in the main square haven mentioned that there may be some ancient
caves under Fort Hold. I wonder if there
is any truth in this?
Borl, the barkeeper seems concerned about the general atmosphere of the gather.
He seems to think that there are dark
clouds gathering and that 'Pern is trying to tell us something.' 'Tis a strange
thing to say but I have to agree.
The atmosphere is indeed tense.
Q15: The headwoman od Harperhall is a woman named Salyn. I have been asked to
deliver one of Skarn's tapestries to her
as a favour.
Salyn has contacts throughout Pern. If I am going somewhere new I should
her to see if I can meet someone there
who can help me.
I have delivered the tapestry and should go and tell Swkarn I have done so.
Skarn has given me my own tapestry. Perhaps it will come in useful later. QC
There is a young girl named Daize who seems to have lost her toy dragon. She's
been playing around Fort Hold's Interior
and the Kitchens. Perhaps she dropped it Near there?
Q16: Stephe, a trader, says that he can't find Llama hair for sale enywhere in
I have given my Llama hair to Stephe, and he has given me a Bundle of Flax in
return. Must find a use for this. QC
The carpenter erecting the stage in the main hall seems to have misplaced his
nails. I'll keep my eye out for them.
A trader in the main hall is having trouble with his staff. They seem to be
putting his goods in the wrong place.
I wonder if I could help?
The sculptor in the main hall seems rather tense. He does not seem to have the
time to prepare for the gather.
Perhaps if I lent him a helping hand.
Gethen has pointed me in the direction of Mastersmith hall to get the atrifact
appraised by Klor.
Forn, a smith at Mastersmith hall, has recommended that I bring anything unusual
to him in exchange for weapon upgrades.
Guy the forger has lost his pickaxe. He needs it to smash up ore and is having
hard time remembering where he put it.
Q17: The man who gave me my sword recommended that I learn how to use it
effectively. I'll need someone to teach me.
Now who was it that was good with a sword?
The trader Manwor, has graciously shown me the ways of swordmanship. In return
pledged to negotiate a suitable fee for
him and his people with Lord Gralt. If I ever get to meet him.
It would appear that this disease, that seems to originate on Ista, is directed
at our weyr and Fort Hold. This means
that there is some human hand behind it and it can be seen as a malicious
attack. There is also a chance that I too may
have contracted it. I pray this is not so. Now I must see Manwor before I
and tell him his fee has been agreed!
I have spoken with Manwor... he seems pleased that his fee is secured... but
clouds are gathering around his
I've just met a rather unpleasant man by the name of Govan. He seems to be very
preoccupied about something.
Q18: It seems that a strange affliction has overcome some people, now including
K'tan. There is a ballad based on
Moreta's Ride. That could hold some clues to its nature. I must go and see a
man named Hered in Harper Hall.
I need a drum pattern in order to summon Hered. Apparently a scribe can help
me. There must be one around here
After speaking to Hered he mentioned that this disease that is chronicled in
Moreta's Ride could bode ill for all of
Pern. I can only hope that it has not spread too far. QC
Q19: There is a man named Belan living on Ista Island. He could hold valuable
clues as to the nature of our
Weyrwoman's death as now I suspect it was not from natural causes.
The Weyrwoman's ex lover, a man named Belan, happens to be in the room next to
mine. Perhaps it would be worth
paying him a visit.
Belan is the killer of our Weyrwoman! Driven by rage and bitterness. But who
was the hand that guided him? I must report
this to the Harpers at once and decide on a course of action. Matrice will
him in the meantime.
Shards! Belan has slipped through our fingers! Whisked away by another
Dragonrider. It makes me wonder whether the enemy
comes from without or within.
I have found Belan slain. Who could have done this? Does my trail of clues lie
cold... what of that mysterious
Green Rider? QC
Q20: Mianna is looking for something else that Locken has lost - I'm surprised
that man knows where his head is!
Lockenn is going to open up the old library with the key I found in Fort Weyr's
library. I wonder what could be in there?
Mianna will make a studious and trustworthy potantial Weyrwoman at the Hatching
Q21: I must remember to keep a look out for Kilimi's ballad skin and return
if I find it... Oh, tongue, give sound
to joy and sing!
Ballad skin returned to Kilimi...
Oh, Tongue, give sound to joy and sing. Of hope and promise on dragonwing. Egg
id near for hatching. Weyrwoman honour
our golden queen!
She seems happy that she knows her ballad, so much so that she is going to sing
it at the Hatching Ceremony. She has the
makings of a potential weyrwoman too... QC
Tinossi has a lazy student in her class who is always late or never turns up. I
think his name was Kurn.
Q22: Merrick has suggested it would help the sick if I was to join the effort.
I'm to fetch some food for the sick
patients in Healer Hall.
I have managed to get some pies... although they are cold. I wonder if that'll
I must go and warm the pies somewhere, they are no good for the patients if they
The pies are now warm! I must get back to Healer Hall immediately.
The pies were a welcome addition to the help needed in Healer Hall. I hope the
situation doesn't worsen. QC
A sick man named Siral has given me a pearl. I am to hand it over to his wife
Ista island. I believe her name is Marie.
I must remember to re-visit Healer Hall at a later date. The Master Healer can
apparently teach me a few new skills.
A dridge in Healer Hall has just told me a rather strange tale. Apparently,
several years ago a man trained here and
sowed seeds of dissent against Dragonriders. He was cut off from the hall and
from his family line. Why does this
story sound so familiar?
I have found a curious skin, perhaps I should loook closely at it.
I have found a lost drum pattern in the ancient caves which I must show Tinossi.
This is the basic rhythm: / / ' / ' ' / '
By the first egg! K'tan's health is fading fast. I must hasten to Healerhall.
Grave tidings. Lamrat has informed me of a plot to poison S'bor, my windleader.
He implicated S'lon in the matter
and mentioned a cillain named Guriol. I know not if there is any truth in this
but I will have to be on my guard with
My election to Wing Second was most unexpected. It seems, however, that there
dissent in the ranks. S'bor and F'ben
seem most displeased with the new appointment. Their attitude has set me on
I am now to travel to Fort Hold with B'rak, N'eth ans S'lon. B'rak will stay in
Fort and keep a watchful eye out for
danger, monitoring the spread of the disease. The remaining three of us will
then travel on to Ista to see what we can
find out there. I am uneasy about travelling with S'lon after what Lamrat has
said of him. It will give me a good
opportunity to observe his actions.
What an error to make, using the diseased cattle for food at the Gather! Now
disease has spread far and wide!
Lord Gralt tells me that the Master Healer wants to see me. To be honest I'm
The cure was on that mysterious skin I found! And I handed it to Lamrat! I do
not trust that man one bit. I suspect
he may no longer be in Fort Hold.
Q23: Manwor and Faran have the cure with them! They are waiting for a Green
Dragonrider to come and collect it. I've
got to get it from them somehow.
N'eth has offered to pose as the Green Rider they seek. I hope this plan works.
The fate of Pern depends on it!
N'eth has got the skin! I must take it to the Master Healer with haste! QC
Q24: These Harpers are a secretive lot. One of them lives on Ista but will not
help me unless I prove myself. They
will not even disclose who they are! Am I to be constantly surrounded by
Zenth has requested I get back to Harper Hall with great haste.
Apparently I have been accepted by the local Harper who wishes to help me
further. But which of the Ista villagers that
I have met could it be? I shall discover the truth on the beach.
Matrice is the Harper... perhaps she and her contacts will now be able to help
me further! QC
Jazon has just revealed to me the tale of an awkward student who was expelled
from Healer Hall and then disowned by his
family. Why does that story sound familiar?
Q25: I have met a girl named Kiristi on Ista Beach. It seems I must locate an
old epitaph of her grandfather Gannell
and have a new headstone made for the Cairn.
I have paid Guy to carve a new Cairn headstone and must return to Mastersmith
Hall at a later date to collect it.
This Cairn headstone weighs a dragon! I must get it back to Kiristi on Ista
Beach as soon as I can!
Kiristi will make a compassionate and conscientious candidate for Weyrwoman. QC
Q26: It would appear that the diseased cattle are not bred on Ista. If that is
the case then where are they coming from?
The local barkeep has told me that the traders arrive here early every morning.
Looks like I'll have to wait until then.
Sorian mentioned that smugglers may be operating on Ista. I'd better keep my
wits about me. They could have information
regarding the diseased cattle.
It seems corruption is everywhere. Jorak has just mentioned some rough looking
strangers have been spotted around the
vicinity of the upper village.
There is apparently a deserted cove on the opposite side of the island. Could
this be where N'eth is?
And how to get to it?
A sailor named Jurinor has mentioned a mysterious ship named the Clear
Endeavour. I have a feeling I'll need to discover
more about this vessel and it's crew.
It looks like this ship was used for storing cattle. I am being taken into the
heart of this storm that rages over Pern...
I pray I'll come out alive. QC
Several people have gone missing from Ista Hold recently... No doubt these are
connected to the Herdbeast shipments.
Q27: I have seen a girl called Roem who is incredibly ill - If only I had the
skills to heal her.
URGENT - I must find some sweatroot to give to poor Roem.
I have administered a febrifuge to Roem, I must return to her and her father at
a later date to see how she fairs.
Roem has recovered remarkably well and will make a fine potential Weyrwoman at
the Hatching Ceremony. QC
Q28: Matrice, the landlady of the Rising Star is owed money from a scoundrel
named Holin. She seems quite keen to
Gamut tells me that Holin is a rough sort indeed. He seems to have the upper
hand in this town through threats and
violence. Perhaps he needs to be knocked down a peg or two.
This thug Holin would appear to be discrediting people through cheating at
gambling. Perhaps I can restore Sorian's name
if I can prove what Holin's been doing. I'd better keep a close eye on him.
Holin mentioned he was meeting a 'Dragonrider' that was supposed to be taking
to a 'Cove'. What is one of our kind
doing involved with Holin? And who is it?
I managed to get Matrices money from that brigand Holin. That's not the last
I've seen of him I'll wager... well at
least we got some free rooms to stay in.
Sorian's name is cleared, but I don't think that'll be the last I see of Holin.
I'd better hang onto these dice...
they could prove useful.
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Apparently Nalaya's family live at the bottom of the Hold. It may well be worth
seeing them to offer my condolences.
I've been given some extremely heavy canvas, enough to make a sail! I sonder
would find a use for this?
From Lamrat's information and from the references to other Dragonriders involved
in foul play, I am beginning to suspect
S'lon of being involved with the enemy. Hard to know who to trust.
Good old B'rak has instructed me on how to win at Blind Man's Shards. His tips
Do not win 2 3 mark bets in a row.
Do not win 3 2 mark bets in a row.
Do not win 4 of any mark bets in a row.
Roll palm up the dice roll will more than likely be high.
Roll palm down the dice roll will more than likely be low.
Just hope it works...
Matrice has told me that a journey up into the village may be in order. See
the locals have got to say.
***** MISSING ENTRY???? *****
There are strange creatures here that I have not seen before. They patrol an
interesting opening in the bushes...
I'd better stay clear for the time being... but what is beyond it?
It seems that S'lon and V'hul are missing from the meeting. S'bor has
me to look for them.
Q29: I have been branded a traitor and all by others deception. I have been
given 2 days to prove my innocence.
The Master Healer has told me he will send news of the ingredients needed... but
I can remember them from the
transparent skin. They are:-
Roseleaf - 1 part
Silverthorn - 1 part
Southern Star - 1 part
Apparently I can find them on that mysterious continent that Zenth and I visited
I have found the Roseleaf! Good news indeed!
I have managed to get the Silverthorn! Perhaps there is indeed hope!
Flick has given me the final herb! Now to excape from this place! QC
Q30: These por people, prisoners to the Hold Lord. I must help them to escape
this terrible place.
I have found a scroll that details the guards muster points. I wonder if I can
use this to usher the prisoners
to a place of safety?
The prisoners are free, the rest of my wing will pick them up when they arrive!
Q31: I have met woman known as Keriil in the dungeons of this accursed place.
She asked for information on her husband,
Hellion, who she believes is on the next floor up. But I have to get out of
I have found a man named Hellion... he is the one who manufactures the disease!
I have spared him as he seems to be
deeply disturbed by what he's done.
********** MISSING ENTRY (Q31) **********
These switches extinguish the flames! Perhaps I can use this to my advantage.
The enemy may not see me if I hide in
Zenth is on his way! With the rest of the wing I would hope! Time to put an
to this once and for all!
It seems I am something of a hero in the Weyr. However, V'kai has requested to
see me and this can only mean dire news.
Rowarth, a drudge, has not reported for work this morning. He was last spotted
with a new drudge drafted apparently from
Rowarth and nother man heading for the Dark Caves? According to Jax and Jim
were arguing. Should I investigate
or leave well alone?
Roth is here! And he intends to poison the Golden Egg! I must contact the
riders immediately and see if we
can capture him together.
OK - Here are the loose ends I mentioned:
One big inconsistency in timing: We are told upon the first visit to the
Grounds that the hatching will be
within the week and then at the end Gillian tells you that you've been out cold
for a couple of weeks. Surely the
Hatching should have happened by then?
Why are there several rooms in Fort Weyr that are never used (don't exist)?
Why the different coloured firelizards? They serve no real purpose and certainly
don't affect either your score or
your ability to complete the game!
Why is there a theatre behind the large door in Harper Hall?
Why is there a spare room (never opened) on the top Floor of Healer Hall?
What's in all the chests in the Dorm at Healer hall?
Is there any point behind the Old drum-pattern from the caves?
What happened to N'eth?
What was the intenton behind the big circular door in the side of the Temple on
Ierne and why is it such a puzzle
just to get one Herb and a firelizard egg (albeit the rarest firelizard)?
If it's so easy to get into the Hunter's Lodge then surely Lear would have been
evicted/killed long ago?
Finally: why oh why oh why is the ending so damned crap?!
I'm sure there are other niggles and I might extend this list and include some
the wittier replies
(should I get any) in a future edition.
Anyway - that's it for now - rant over.