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The City of Caverns (AR2300)
Apparently you have been 'rescued' from the sinking ship
by these shark men. You will be greeted by the Royal High Priestess Senityili
and Captain Feerlattiys. Apparently you should thankful to them for not eating
you at their dinner table. It seems that you may have a use in some of their
plans. Their god Sekolah has prophesized your coming. The priestess will tell
you about the prophecy. Sekolah said that surface dwellers will stand between
the city's destruction and survival. All the signs have been met and, it seems,
that you are the one that Sekolah has spoken about in the prophecy. Captain will
insist that you should be taken before the king.
You will be taken before the King Ixilthetocal of the Sahuagin. The Royal High Priestess Senityili tries to convince the king that you are the one that the prophecy speaks of. Baron Thelokassyil, on the other hand, wants your death. High Priestess Tlyysixxous does not believe that you are the One. The two priestesses will get into a word fight so the king would have to decide their feud with a challenge, a chance to prove your power. You'll be taken to fight the surface slave - an Ettin.
Once you prove your worth to the King, he will decide to sacrifice the priestess that lost the argument. Such are the ways of the mysterious Sahuagin. Then he will turn to the real matter at hand, the pesky rebels. Priestess Senityili would prefer to spare rebels' lives and use them to diversify and replenish the city's population. The King, however, has a different point of view - he's a stubborn fool and would rather destroy the rebels. Your part in this is to hunt down the rebel prince Villynaty and bring his heart to the King for dinner. The King sweetens the deal with the promise of great riches should you do as he says. Priestess Senityili then asks that you come and talk to her before you set out on your mission.
The door to the treasure is closed and will not be opened without proper key.
TREASURY: Magical Rope, Sahuagin Scribe's Notes, Rod of Lordly Might, [Protection from the Elements].
If you've decided to betray the Royal High Priestess Senityili and divulge her plans to the king, then you will witness her death and the death of her loyal Captain Feerlattiys. As a result of your betrayal, you will lose the Rebel's orb and the chance to come to peaceful terms with the Rebels. You will now have to cleanse their base by force.
BETRAY SENITYILI: Party loses Rebel's Orb.
When you report to the King of your success in wiping out the Rebels, you'll be showered with numerous rewards, as promised. The n the King himself will show you the way to the surface, i.e. entrance to the Underdark, what an honor...
DESTROY THE REBELS: Each party member gains 58500 exp, Magical Rope, Rod of Lordly Might, Gauntlets of Crushing, 2000 Gold.
If you've decided to help the rebel Prince Villynaty, bring the fake hear to the king and he will be satisfied so much that will order the festivities to begin, after sacrificing some more of his city dwellers. However, the festivities will be spoiled by a 'sudden' rebel attack. After a crushing victory, prince Villynaty will shower you with affection and rewards. Among other things you'd be given a magic rope to descend to Underdark.
DEFEAT THE KING: Everyone gains 60500 exp, Sahuagin Treasury
Key, Magical Rope.
After deposing the King, you may decide to cleanse the City-of-Caverns of its rebel inhabitants.
PRINCE: 2000 exp, Rebel's Heart, Wave Blade, Sphene Gem;
You will be issued a challenge in order to prove your worth. You'll have to fight an Ettin - easy enough at this stage of the game.
ETTIN: 5000 exp.
On the way to this part of the City-of-Caverns you'll be warned by two Royal Guards that now the Drow part of the city begins. There are two traps on the way. After you've dethroned the King Ixilthetocal, if you have decided to wipe out the rebels as well, you can kill these guards.
REBELS: 2 x 3000 exp, Paralytic Bolt (1), Bolts of Biting (3), 7 Gold, Spear (2), Heavy Crossbow (2), Bolts (40).
DISARM THE TRAP: 2750 exp.
BONE GOLEM: 18000 exp.
These funny little imps want to play a game with you. You
are to match five items with five famous personages by placing the corresponding
item in the chest behind. If you disagree to play the little imps' game and open
the treasure chest yourself - the character that does it will die to a 'nasty
nasty nasty'. So play the game, it's easy and fun =) Once you place all five
items go talk to the imps to see if you've got it right.
SOLVE THE RIDDLE: Each character gains 18500 experience, Boots
of Etherealness, Cloak of Protection +2.
On the way to the next platform there is yet another trap.
DISARM THE TRAP: 2750 exp.
Here you shall probably the funniest Beholders of all, a
Spectator. He is stuck guarding a chest and has been doing it for well over
sixty years already with forty more to go. He got too bored and too tired of the
troublesome imps and his duty. Find a way to release him from it and be sure to
listen to what the Spectator has to say, it is hilarious.
If you decide to kill the Beholder, you'd
then have to pick the lock on the chest.
CHECK THIS INFO !!! THERE ARE SOME ERRORS BELOW !!!
You can find the Rebels and King's men fighting it out near the giant mouth.
SAHUAGIN: 3 x 3000 exp, Random Treasure (2), Spear (2), Heavy
Crossbow, Bolts (20);
A bit further east you'll find more hostile Rebels.
REBELS: 4 x 174 exp, Bolts of Biting (3), [Control Undead], Random Treasure (2), Bolts (140), Spear (4), Heavy Crossbow (4).
There are three fights near the strange dome shaped thing. This is the first one of them.
REBELS: 4 x 174 exp, Paralytic Bolts (2), Bolts of Biting (6), 47 Gold, Horn Coral Gem, Bolts (120), Spear (4), Heavy Crossbow (4).
REBELS: 4 x 174 exp, Random Treasure (2), Bolts (160), Spear (4), Heavy Crossbow (4).
REBELS: 4 x 174 exp, Short Bow +1, Paralytic Bolts (2), Bolts of Biting (6), Random Treasure, Bolts (120), Spear (4), Heavy Crossbow (4).
SAHUAGIN: 4 x 3000 exp, Bolts (40), Heavy Crossbow (2), Spear
This fight is near the area by the Priestess.
REBELS: 4 x 174 exp, Paralytic Bolt (1), Bolts of Biting (3), Random Treasure (3), Spear (4), Heavy Crossbow (4), Bolts (140).
As soon as you cross through the giant jaw, hostile Rebels will appear and attack you. This fight is worth it for the treasure. The treasure that two rebels drop cannot be reached however.
PRIESTESS: 8000 exp, Cloak of Mirroring, Rainbow Obsidian
Here you can find a hungry bunch of undead wanting to feast on your flesh.
SEA ZOMBIE LORD: 6000 exp, Potion of Extra Healing, Antidote
(2), Angel Skin Ring, 40 Gold;
Here you can find the Royal High Priestess Senityili.
After you've been introduced to the King Ixilthetocal and accepted the mission
to cleanse the city of rebels, you should go and talk to the priestess before
you set out on your mission. You will be a witness of a ritual where the loser,
High Priestess Tlyysixxous, is offered to Sekolah as a sacrifice. After this, Senityili
will tell you that in order to get inside the Rebel base you need to find
Sekolah's tooth and that you should search for it in the Drow part of the city.
Check out the Tlyysixxous' corpse for a ring.
A bit to the west, in a dead end, you'll find yet another Sahuagin Priestess. She will be hostile as soon as you dethrone the king.
PRIESTESS OF SEKOLAH: 2000 exp, 9 Gold, Spear.
The entrance is guarded by a lone sentry.
REBEL: 3000 exp, Paralytic Bolts (2), Bolts of Biting (3), Bolts (20), Spear, Heavy Crossbow.
These rebels will be hostile no matter what (is that true ???) so you'll have to kill them before you reach Sekolah's door.
A couple of rebels' corpses will be
Once you have Sekolah's Tooth you can open the door to the inner sanctum of the Rebel base.
If you've come here with hostile intentions, the rebels will respond the same. First you will be 'greeted' by a chieftain.
SAHUAGIN CHIEFTAIN: 420 exp, 1 Gold, Spear.
Then, inside the holy of holies of the Rebel base, you'll have another big fight on your hands. After you emerge victorious you should go and collect your reward from the king.
PRINCE VILLYNATY: 2000 exp, Rebel's Heart, Wave Blade, Spear +3,
Impaler, Sphene Gem;
Otherwise, if you've come here with peaceful intentions, the Chieftain by the door will introduce you to Prince Villynaty. The Prince, together with his Senior Priestess Sallinithyl, will give you a fake heart that should fool King Ixilthetocal. The following celebration of Prince's 'death' should lower the guard of the city and this is when the rebels will strike. It only remains for you to bring the fake heart to the King. You should help the rebel prince in their assault but only after they've made the first move. It should be noted, however, that Prince Villynaty does not seem concerned with replenishing the genetic pool of the city dwellers, to him the throne is what he wants. This makes him not too much better than his rival, King Ixilthetocal.
AGREE TO HELP: Fake Rebel's Heart.