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You'll get inside the Asylum via one of two ways, either by Desharik letting you in or by walking in alone. If you've ended up here via Desharik, then you'll be locked up in cells where Lonk the Sane will lecture you a bit and then let you explore the level a bit, after all it is recreation time.
When you enter the Asylum by using the wardstone, then
you'll be "greeted" by the Coordinator. Coordinator's voice is quite similar to
the voice of Jon Irenicus. Keep in mind that if you enter the Asylum by using
the wardstone you will not get the experience. The Coordinator, i.e. Irenicus,
will introduce you to the prisoners: Dili the shapechanger, Wanev - previous
asylum coordinator (Korgan will have an interesting comment), Naljier Skal - a
former bard, Aphril - that can see through the Planes, Tiax (from Baldur's Gate
I) - raving megalomaniac gnome, Dradeel - an elven mage from Tales of the
Irenicus will proceed with the ritual to take your soul at which point you will fall unconscious and trail off into the dream territory. Once you wake up, you'll end up getting lots of experience and you'll learn that Irenicus was not aware about what kind of creature you've faced. Irenicus has drained your very soul and taken your divinity. Apparently Irenicus and Bodhi are planning their revenge by assaulting from the "dark".
DEFEAT BHAAL IN YOUR DREAM: Protagonist receives 48500 exp, the rest of party members gain 28500 exp.
Dradeel will give you his recipe.
Check out the giant table for treasure.
When you appear here after finishing the tests and speaking to Saemon Havarian, you'll be met by Lonk the Sane. He'll be quite disappointed that some of his prisoners have escaped. If you insist on releasing the prisoners, Lonk will attack you so you'd have to kill him. There are two more ways of "con"vincing Lonk the Sane to do as you wish. One of them is to bribe him - you'll have to pay 2000 gold to do it. The third way is to tell Lonk that with the help of the inmates you'll defeat Irenicus so that Lonk would not have to fear retribution.
BRIBE LONK: Party loses 2000 Gold.
Here you will find the inmates that are ready for a revolt. All that you need to do is to pour some fuel in the burning fire of their rage at Irenicus. After you've convinced the inmates to join you in the fight with Irenicus, you will be teleported to the big experiments room where you'll face Irenicus himself.
Check out the table for nice treasure.
Here you will once again meet Saemon Havarian, after you
have defeated Irenicus that is (is that so ?!).
Saemon will explain a bit about Irenicus' further plans. Apparently he overheard
his conversation with Bodhi and knows the final destination of Irenicus. It is
the elven city of Suldanessellar. Apaprently Irenicus wants to become even more
powerful than the Gods themselves. Saemon will be spilling all his knowledge it
seems. He'll tell you that Irenicus left through a magical portal, the door to
which is locked, this portal leads to the Underdark - a dangerous place to be.
However, Saemon suggests that you come with him on his ship, this way you'll be
able to get ahead of Irenicus.
If you agree to follow Saemon, he'll teleport you just outside of the Asylum and tell you to seek him out in the Vulgar's Monkey Tavern in Brynnlaw.
Defeat the guardian golem and check out the
table and a locked closet.
Here you will find the key that opens the door in AR1516 and a very nice Horn of Silence (you can use him three times a day).
Check out the night table and the niche in
the wall for treasure.
This exit leads out of the Asylum to its perimeter. It is enabled only after you agree to follow Saemon Havarian to his ship. You'll be able to enter here via the door in the Asylum perimeter.
At this point (is it?), when you rest you'll be teleported to a dream sequence, where an Imoen look alike will teaach you the power of Bhaal's essence. From this moment on you can transform into a Slayer, Bhaal's avatar, once per day. However, since your soul was taken - you've lost your previous innate abilities.