The island was overgrown with weeds, fiercly insects and sunken grounds.
|The island with the strange mage tower|
Anyway, we finally entered and was met by the magician himself. He told us to leave but we where of course not so easily convinced and so we had to fight him. We took him out fairly easy and moved on to explore this tower. It consisted of four levels in total and was quite a joy to explore. Many interesting and logical places. Full of items. We had to return at least two times to sell off stuff and to rest. At later stages we found coloured gems that would be put into certain doors to open and we where also trapped behind one of theese with no way of escaping back. We had to fight the magician two more times in the tower. He always came back in some form or another until we solved a mosaic pussle and finally got rid of him and freed the place of this evil. The game showed its strong sides in this quest. We had to split the party and use special skills to accomplish this.
|This was one of the statuse we destroyed in the tower|
|The Pirate Ship was full of chests with items but time was of essence|
Another irritating this after our escape from the cabin was when we found our equipment. All items had to be manually distributed to each person and you had to remember who wore what item. A very time consuming and unneccessary thing to have the player go through. It would be better if it saved everything and let you reequip yourself automatically.
But back to Riva after our escape with the small boat....
As if that wasn´t enough we where soon arrested, accused of torture of a man we earlier interrogated for information about the pirates. The judge did not believe him though since he could´nt backup his alleged wounds and so we where set free again. After having reaquired all my lost equipment we where approached by the informer Tarik who said the we should go to the new guild HQ and that the the guy accusing us now was murdered. Everything was set up so that we would be the prime suspect. We had to go into hiding and looked up the new HQ which was below the marketplace in the sewers.
Their leader asked us to get rid of the vampiress Malandra which now had become a major problem as several guild members had been killed. We went after her.
|This is the Guilds HQ|
The story is really good so far and that´s what keeping me playing although I know this game will take a lot of time to complete.