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Lower Reaches (AR0204)*
If you want to see the traps on this level, hover your mouse over SHOW TRAPS.
When you arrive here, in order to advance further, you will set of an invisible trap that even a powerful thief cannot detect. This trap will spawn three Huge Spiders that are easy enough to kill.
Kill the spiders.
When you click on the big statue's mouth, another undetectable trap will be set off, this time summoning a Wandering Horror and two Sword Spiders. Watch it, the Wandering Horror can level drain your characters. Once these monsters are defeated you can loot the container inside the mouth, but watch it - it is also trapped.
Defeat the monsters, disarm the trap and loot
These stairs are guarded by random monsters, Gibberlings or Yuan-ti, whatever the case - they are not that difficult to kill. The top of the stair is guarded by some undead - one blast from the Daystar's special ability and they are all dead.
Dispatch the Yuan-tis.
After ascending the stairs you will come to this bridge structure that was torn asunder. Watch it, the first step of this structure is trapped. When you check out the markings on its roof, the Guardian will end up asking you riddles before he lets you pass by showing the "true path". There are a total of three riddles, for incorrect answers you will get punished.
Disarm the trap on the first step.
The first riddle is the following: "The bridge has fallen
and ends in death. Call forth the name to summon the path. What is the bridge
?". You have the following choices:
1ST RIDDLE (WRONG ANSWER): Greater Ghoul is summoned to attack
The second riddle is the following: "You are not alone on
the bridge. Call forth the name to summon the path. It travels with you, and
through it you travel, and yet it does leave you behind. Who is with you ?". You
will be presented with the following choices:
2ND RIDDLE (WRONG ANSWER): Skeleton Warrior is summoned to
The third and final riddle is the following: "The bridge
is not stable, and the end changes place. Call forth the name to summon the
path. Choose the most difficult step on the bridge." There are only three
choices to choose from:
3RD RIDDLE (CORRECT ANSWER): 42250 exp.
The other side of this chasm is guarded by three Gauths and some Shadows. The little alcove on this side of the structure has some nice treasure so do not forget to check it out.
Kill the enemies and check out the contents
of the alcove.
Be careful when you approach this bridge, there is one big nasty trap right in front of it.
Disarm the trap to move up the bridge.
You can talk to the residents of this forgotten land to get the general idea about the situation they are in. The guardians, the Diseased Ones, used to worship a God, but it was so long ago that they've forgotten the God's name and have forgotten what it is that they guard. They are doomed to guard this temple and whatever is inside it.
When you enter the temple, you will be attacked by an Empathic Manifestation. The trick to killing it is to actually heal it, any healing spell would do. If you do not have any healing spells memorized, check out the altar - you can find some healing scrolls there. The Manifestation has been fed by hate from the guardians of this temple, the hate for their fate of eternal servitude.
Once the Empathic Manifestation is dead, an Avatar of the
long forgotten God will appear and talk to you. The Avatar will tell you that
you've killed the Manifestation only for a brief period of time, it will be
reborn. Apparently, the
Avatar it is too weak to defeat this creature as the guardians' constant
loathing feeds the creature and so it became the object of the Diseased One's worship.
This is why the Avatar cannot defeat the creature. However, the Avatar comes up
with a plan to save his servants, himself and help you as well.
The Avatar will give you half of the rod.
When you walk out of the temple you should speak to the Diseased One right near the entrance. Tell him that you intend to destroy the device.
Upon returning here after slaying the Unseeing Eye, the
Diseased one that stands near the entrance to the temple shall speak to you.
Tell it that you have depleted the device and are returning it back, the
Diseased one will not believe you, but your party will be teleported to the
Temple where the Diseased One, with a shaky faith, will summon the Avatar of the
long forgotten god Amaunator. At this point the Avatar appears and proclaims
that the term of service of his guardians has ended and that they can finally by
his side in the Keep of the Eternal Sun.
Return the used up Rift Device to the Avatar
of Amaunator to receive a nice reward.