The Common Ground
After the opening scene, you'll be on a world called Navan and an island
called the Common Ground, standing between two green monsters. Kill the
monsters. Several chops to the knee or ankle area was the most effective.
There are 4 areas you must explore. Wendron in the North and where you are
currently, the Restricted Area in the Northeast, the Archives or Library in
the Southeast and the Quoites or Stone Circle in the West. Since you're
already in Wendron, I'll begin there.
After you defeat the green guys take exit to northeast of the screen. You will
be transported to a room in the observatory by the druids. In the room, get 5
books, read them and place them into you inventory. The first 4 will be in the
bookshelf and the last on the table. The books are as follows: Principles of
Elements Ogham, Language of the Elders A Celtic Miscellany - inside this book
you'll find a white gemstone. Merge this stone with the cross amulet in your
inventory Legacy of the Druids Rules of the Common Ground is the final book.
Now, exit this room through the door to the East. You will be take to the
upper level of the Observatory to meet the druids (Astor, Havnar and Curak).
They will tell you their sad story about the lost of their brother Lawson and
ask you to find him. Once they finish talking to you they will transport you
outside of the Observatory. Talk to the guard to your west. His name is
Ondine. Ask him about common grounds, library and islands. He'll tell you
about the Archives and offer to sell you an Archive Card or library card for
15 gold coins. You don't have the money now so, leave Ondine and take east
You will see two green monsters beating up a man. Kill the monsters and talk
to the man. Ask about books and creatures. He'll tell you he collects books
and old relics. This information will come in handy later in the game. Exit
north to the Map. This leads to the Restricted Area. Do not go there yet. Exit
map past the collector take southwest exit.
You'll see a green monster standing beside a big boulder guarding a southeast
passage. Run your cursor or the rock until the cursor turns red. Double click
on red pointer and get 5 gold coins. Walk past the green guy or kill him and
take southwest exit.
You'll see another green monster guarding a western passage. There is also a
southeastern passage. Take the southeastern passage. You'll come to green
building with the CONTESTANT'S ONLY on the ground. A guard is posted in the
front of the building. This is a training area that allows you compete against
fighter to build up your character. But, you'll need a Contestant's
Certificate of Health in order to compete. You don't have that yet so lets go
get one. Take north exit. East of the green monster is a small boulder. Run
the cursor over the boulder until it turns red. Click on red cursor and find
the corner of something metallic sticking out from the rock. You can't get it
now because you will need a pick ax to pry it free. Leave it for now. Kill the
monster and take west exit. You'll be to the front of the Observatory. You'll
see a dead soldier. Search the body and get the Contestant's Certificate of
Health. Return to Contestant Only area.
Present the guard with the certificate. You must kill five fighters and the
guard will give you the first of three stone bars you'll need in order to go
to the next island. Save your game after every fight. You never know when you
won't get the first hit and end up losing a fight. After you've defeated five
fighters and got the stone bar, exit area to the north. Take west exit. Pass
the Observatory and take west exit. You'll be in the area where you started
the game. Now, take northeast exit. You'll see a solder posted to the left of
a dark blue gate or fence. Kill the soldier, search body and get 25 gold
coins. Take east exit and you'll see a dead soldier to the right of a gate.
Search the body and get 3 more gold coins. Click on the gate and you'll find
that the lock is broken. Click on an area in the fence to the right of the
gate opening and you'll find a loose bar. Take it and place into inventory.
Leave this area for now. You'll come back to it later. Now, take southeast
exit and talk to Ondine again. Buy the Archive card from him and take
Head southwest back to the passage guarded by a green monster. Kill the
monster and take southeast passage to the map. Head for the Archive. Make sure
the Archive card is the active cursor and enter the Library. Talk to the
librarian. On the first floor you'll find 46 gold coins on various shelves and
a book called "Old World Relics". On the second floor be careful what you
read. A book entitled "Poverty" will take away your money. Save your game
before you click on books and read them. Get a book entitled "Book of
Passage". This book is actually the only key that can open the Observatory.
Exit Archives to the map. Defeat the monster and take east exit. Give the
collector the "Book of Relics" and he'll give you the second stone bar.
Take northwest exit. Then, take north exit leading back to dark blue gates.
Use the iron bar and open the gate. Enter and defeat the guard. Search the
body above the guard you just killed and take third stone bar and a gold
bracelet. Place into inventory and leave this area for now.
Go back to the area north of the Archive. Fight the green monster over and
over until you've reached level 15. It takes 15 fights to gain a level or 3000
points. Once you've built up your stats exit the area to the west. Then, take
lower southwest exit to the map. Go to the Quoits or Stone Circle. You must
place the stone bars in the correct recess then, align the stone blocks in the
correct order to gain passage to the next island. The correct alignment is
North, East, South and West. The far back stone pillar gives you clues as to
the order of the bars. You will find one of these descriptive pillars on every
island. Once you have aligned the stone bars correctly Astor will appear to
take you to the island of Keown.
This island consist of five areas. Astor's Palace to the northeast, The Beach
(unmarked on the map) to the east, the Black Mountains to the south, Broadoak
Woods to the northwest and Duir: Lost Peaks to the west.
Exit south to the map. From the map go east to the Beach. You'll see a man
sitting on the shore. East of the man is a bottle. Get the bottle and look at
it. You'll find a note in the bottle. Read the note and place it into
inventory. Now, talk to the man twice. He'll offer to sell you a bucket. Buy
the bucket. Exit man to the north. Run the cursor on the sand until the arrow
turns red. Click bucket on the sand and get a bucket of sand. Place into
inventory. Exit the Beach to the map. Head to Duir.
When you arrive in Duir talk to the man in the door west of the entrance.
He'll sell you an ax pick. Buy it for 12 gold coins. Leave the man and exit to
the southeast. On the way to the exit pick up the loaf of bread behind the
wagon. The bread restores health points. Now, exit the screen to the east.
You'll see a man standing in front of the only door you can enter. He will not
let you take this exit until you find his stolen knife. Exit the man to the
You'll come to an area with four men watching a monster in a ring. Talk to the
men and show the ring master your contestant's certificate. Enter the ring and
defeat the monster three times. After the third defeat, the ring master will
give you the first of three stone bars you'll need on this island. Exit this
area to the northwest.
You'll come to an area with three more houses. The far east home is the only
one you can enter. Enter and take the two bottles of wine on the table. Take
east exit. Exit Duir to the map. Head for Broadoak Woods.
When you arrive in Broadoak Woods turn immediately to the west and get the
tree sap. It resembles a pear hanging from the tree. Now, go into the house
and talk to the man. Return his bottle of wines and he will replace them with
two properly aged bottles of wine. Exit area to the map. Go back to Stone
Circle and exit to the map. Head for Black Mountains.
Upon arrival get ready to fight. This is the excavation site Astor spoke of
when you first arrived on the island. Defeat the three guards. Before you go
upstairs to fight the final two guards, get the new ax (Ax X 2) and bracers
beside the head gear sign. Now, go upstairs and kill the two guards. Take east
exit to the core. Talk to the workers. After talking to the workers, run the
cursor on the mid western wall. Use the ax pick to get a patch of iron ore.
Place into inventory and exit Black Mountains to the map. Now, go to Astor's
When you arrive, get ready for a fight. Kill the monsters and enter the
palace. Kill the guard and talk to Astor twice. The second time he'll ask you
what news you have concerning Lawson. Give him the note you found in the
bottle from Brem. Leave Astor and exit through the west door. Proceed through
the next door. Enter a room with guard. Pick up the hour hand on a table east
of entrance. Kill the guard and exit through the doors behind the guard. When
you enter you'll be in front of an open well or pool. West of the pool is a
door with a guard in front. Behind the pool are two doors. Click on the clock
east of the door. You'll find the hour hand missing. Replace the hour hand.
This opens the two doors behind the pool. Kill the guard and go through the
west door. Kill the guard inside and read Astor's and Kreizter's Diaries. Get
the Astor's key on the table and exit the room. Click on the pool and you'll
find that there is something in the water that you can not reach. Go through
northeast door behind the pool. Get Astor's dipper and a health potion. Go
back to pool and use dipper to get the second stone bar. Now, exit through the
Exit through door to west. Carefully run the cursor over the southeastern most
front portion of the grade. You'll find a black gemstone embedded between the
grade. Use Astor's dipper to get the gemstone. Merge the gemstone with your
gray amulet, replacing the white gemstone as the center stone. Exit this area
to the west.
Enter the boat room. Pick up the note and read it. Then, pick up the dagger.
This is the stolen dagger Tarrick spoke of when you visited Duir. Look at
dagger and remember the description. It will become clear later in the game.
Look at the boat. It has a hole in it. You can't repair it until you return
the dagger to Tarrick. Leave Astor's Palace and return to Duir.
When you approach Tarrick give him the dagger first. He will think you killed
Tarrian for the dagger. Then, give him Tarrian's note. He will give you the
dagger and let you enter the house. Get the rope and read the book on the
shelf. Learn healing spell. Now, return to Astor's Palace.
Return to the boat room. Merge the rope and tree sap. Place the pitch-soaked
rope on the hole. Astor will show up and give you the third stone bar. Exit
the boat room and go back to the main room (Astor's throne room). Enter either
of the eastern doors and place the bottles of wine on the reddish purple
stain. Get the gold ring from the left tomb and words of wisdom from the right
tomb. Exit Astor's Palace and head for the Stone Circle. The stones must be
align as follows: North - Summer, East - Autumn, South - Winter and West -
Spring. Leave Keown and head back to the Common Grounds. Upon arrival Astor
will take you back to the Observatory for a meeting with the druids.
The druids will ask if you have found anything of Lawson's. Give them Brem's
note. Exit the upper level of the Observatory. Exit the building to the
southwest. Go back to the Stone Circle and Havnar will take to his island,
Aneli consists of three areas. The Rime Cliffs, the Great Glacier and Havnar's
Cave. By now you should have a good understanding of the map system. Head for
the Rime Cliffs. You'll have to pass through the Great Glacier. The Great
Glacier is only an area that allows passage to the east and west. Run the
cursor slightly east of the entrance in the snow. Your foot will sink. There
is a box under the ice but you can't get it without an ice pick. Remember this
area. You'll come back to it after you've found an ice pick. Exit to the east.
Search the dead soldier and find and elder root (it keeps you warm). Place
into inventory. Exit to lower southeast.
Enter Rime Cliffs. Pick up the icicle in the red rock alcove and place it into
inventory. Pick up the frozen herring (restores health) and place it into
inventory. Run the cursor over the mound of snow in the area where you found
the herring. There are some important vials buried in the ice but you can't
get them until you have an ice pick and until you can place them in a special
cold insulated container. You'll get the container later in the game. Exit
this area and head west to Havnar's Cave.
At the entrance of the cave you'll meet a soldier who asks you for some elder
root. Give it to him and listen to his story. When he's finish, go into the
cave. Inside the cave, talk to the two men. The man to the west will ask for
elder root or money. Give him a gold coin. Talk to him a second time and he'll
offer to sell you an ice pick. Buy it. The man on the right is in his own
little world. You will be able to talk to him later. Exit to the north.
Kill the two monsters and take the north exit. Kill the three monsters inside.
Take exit to east. Enter the library and talk to the librarian. Kill the
monster guarding the stairs leading to the upper level and explore the area.
You will find a key in the middle section of the upper level. Get the book
leaning against the bookshelf and read it. Exit the library and take exit
through the west door.
When you enter the room you see a large pool. Kill the guard and drink from
the pool. Take west exit. Enter the room and pick up the empty glass vial to
the right of the entrance. Smell the flowers and kill the two monsters. Take
Enter room and kill the monster. The door to Havnar's room will be locked. Run
the cursor on the floor just beyond the walkway until the arrow turns red.
Click the icicle on this spot. This opens Havnar's door. Enter Havnar's room.
Talk to Havnar then, pick up a better ax and bracers to the left of the door.
Exit Havnar's room and go back to the Great Glacier. Use the ice pick to get
the small box in the snow. Inside fine a spell scroll. Exit the Great Glacier
to the north and head for the Stone Circle. On the way you'll find the soldier
you gave the elder root dead. Search him. Get elder root, healing potion and a
note written in code. Take the note to the old man at the entrance of Havnar's
Cave. You'll find out the note refers to Lawson. The old man will send you to
the librarian. The librarian will tell you to take the note to Havnar. Take
the note to Havnar and he will give you 100 gold pieces. Exit Havnar's Cave
and head for the Stone Circle. The order of the stone bars are as follows:
North - Breath, East - Body, South - Flame and West - Blood. Once you reach
the Stone Circle on the Common Ground, Havnar will take you back to the
Observatory to meet with the druids.
Exit the Observatory and take the southwest exit. Return to the Stone Circle
and prepare for your journey to the island, Rumi. Upon arrival, talk to Curak.
Rumi consists of four areas: Taranis to the north, Hellfire Ridge to the east,
the Sulfur Caverns to the west and Curak's Castle to the southwest. Head for
the Sulfur Caverns.
You will first have to go through Taranis. Taranis allows passage to the east
and west. Talk to the man at the entrance. Kill the two monsters and take
northwest exit. Talk to Targhus at the entrance. Pick up the two twigs of
willow to the east of Targhus. Now, talk to the man to the west of Targhus. He
will tell you his name is Marivonnick. You have something in your inventory
with his name on it. Give Marivonnick the gold bracelet. He will give you a
note to take to Ferghus at Hellfire Ridge. Exit this area to the northwest.
Kill the two monsters and drink from the barrel. Take the northwest exit to
the map. Head for Sulfur Caverns.
Kill the two monsters and cross the bridge. Take northwest exit. Kill the
monster and click on the rock near the dead monster. Find three gold coins.
Take northwest exit. Kill the two monsters and take southwest exit. Pick up
the magic scroll and crucible on the table. Exit this room to southwest. Kill
the monster. Click on the southern most green statue and get the protective
helmet. Place into inventory. Take west exit. Enter the room and talk to the
scientist, Bryn. Go to the opposite table and read his notes. Remember, Bryn
manufactures the fuel reagent for the druids. Now, go into inventory and get
the protective helmet. Make sure it is the active cursor before you take the
southwest exit. Enter the lava room. The helmet protects you from the heat of
the lava room. Go into inventory and merge the sand and crucible. Then, dip
the crucible into the lava. Place into inventory. Look at crucible and find a
piece of glass. Go back to Taranis and take the glass to Targhus. He will
polish the glass into a lens. Exit Targhus and head for Hellfire Ridge.
Talk to Ferghus. Give him Marivonnicks' note. Then, give him Brem's note. He
will give you Lawson's dagger with a message inscribed on it for the druids.
Search the dead body and get prison paper. Exit this area and head for Curak's
Enter Curak's Castle. Kill the monster and take north exit. Then take west
exit down to lower levels. You'll find a new ax (Ax X 6) and bracers two
levels down. Now, go back up two levels and take the northeast exit. Go down
two levels and enter room with a large well. Take northeast exit to Curak.
Talk to Curak and show him the dagger. Now, go up stair in his room and take
the insulated container. Exit Curak's Castle and return to Sulfur Caverns.
Give the container to Bryn in the Sulfur Cavern and receive four vials of
Aktram. This is the first part of the mixture for the fuel reagent. Now, go
back to Stone Circle. The alignment is as follows: North - Moon, East - Sun,
South - Navan, West - Stars.
Exit to the Common Grounds and Curak will take you back to the Observatory.
Exit the upper level of the Observatory and explore all the room on the lower
level. In Astor's room (southwestern most room) find a locked wooden box. Open
it with Astor's key. Receive an ornate piece of metalwork. Place into
inventory. Read the two books on the table and gain some helpful insight. Exit
Astor's room. Go into Havnar's room (northeastern most room). Get insulated
cold container to the left of the entrance. You'll need this container to
collect the vials back on Aneli at Rime Cliffs. Go there after you finish
exploring this level. Finish off this room. Click on the clock and find a book
entitled "Mission 1 - 5". You'll find out the real truth about Lawson's demise
as well as others. Exit this room and enter Curak's room. Get a note from the
fireplace and read it. Now, exit lower level of Observatory to the southwest.
Head for the Stone Circle. You no longer have to adjust the stone bars. Just
click on "Exit" and find that you can now walk from island to island. Exit and
walk to Aneli.
Head for Rime Cliffs to the east. Go back to the mound of snow and use your
ice pick to unearth the vials. Use the insulated cold container to retrieve
the four vials of Izran. These vials are the second part of the fuel mixture.
Place into inventory. Merge the two mixtures to create the fuel reagent. Now,
return to the Common Grounds.
Go back to Wendron. Once you get to Wendron, take the northwest exit to the
place where you started the game. Take the northeast exit twice. Reenter the
blue gate and go into the Prison. You'll have to use the prison key to open
the gate. Present the guard with the prison paper you got from Ferghus on Rumi
at Hellfire ridge. They identify you as the executioner. Exit the guard to the
West. Enter and kill the guard. Search the body and retrieve a small copper
key. Go back to guard room and click on the clock. Use copper key to open the
case. This activates the manual override to the ramp in the next room. Flip
the switch and exit to the ramp room. Walk down the ramp and take south exit.
Kill the three prisons and take the northeast exit down to Kreizter's prison
Talk to Kreizter. He will give you a pass to the Science Center in the
Restricted area. Ask about prison, Navan, stars, Navan and science chamber.
Now, leave prison and return to the upper level of the Observatory. Take the
southeast exit below the gate. Use the "Book of Passage" to gain entrance.
Click on the telescope and you'll find that it is missing a lens. Use the lens
from inventory to repair the telescope. Click on the blue projector to the
left of the telescope and receive a Star Map. Now, it time to finally go to
the Restricted Zone. Exit the Observatory the same way you entered. Once
outside, take the southeast exit. Pass the collector and take northeast exit
to the map. Head for the Restricted Zone. Present the guard, outside of the
Science Center, with the pass Kreizter gave you. Enter the Science Center and
kill the two monsters. Talk to the scientist on guard. Take the west exit
through the door. Enter a room with 5 bunk beds. Search the mattresses and
find a locker key. Exit the room then, take the north exit behind the guard.
Talk to Ives west of the north exit. Kill the guard and take the north exit.
Enter room with space ship. Talk to Kreizter near rock in northwest corner of
the room beside the space ship. He'll tell you the ship still needs certain
items before it is operable. Give him the fuel reagent. Then, talk to him
again. Enter the space ship. Place the ornate piece of metalwork on to the
right of the console marked ignition system. Go into inventory and merge the
knife with the iron ore, magnetizing the ore. Place the magnetized ore to the
left of the console marked magnetic guidance system. Place the star map in the
middle section and blast off. You're going back home. Game ends.