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Next, in the Circus you must speak about this job for the Prince Nicolai.

And find the person who gives promotion quest for Healer. The best place to start looking for him will be the place, were all the healing is going on. And when you will be about it - do not forget to appoint one of the Luggages for this promotion to the Healer, of course not yourself - you are destined to become the Lich and for this you need to be promoted to Scholar first, not to Healer. Healer and Lich are not very compatible things.

One more important thing - do not forget to find the teacher who can raise you to the Expert level in the Elemental Magic skill. Remember to appoint all 9 skill points you have trained yourself to in Sturmford to the Elemental Magic skill.

Just click on Elemental Magic skill in the inventory and you will see how the skill points automatically go there. You will do the same way every time you need to raise your knowledge in this or that skill.
As soon as you will become Expert in Elemental Magic learn Town Portal Spell.

Okay, go do your chores and we will meet here near the docks later. Meanwhile I will go check my old contacts in the town.


Ivan the Smart and Healer Promotion

What? Oh, it is only you - I napped here on the sun for a while waiting for you. Okay, let's check what you have managed so far. Did you take the quests and the promotion? Good.

So, Jarl Markel wants you to bring the Book of Rules from the Ta'Sar Academy. No problem, this is the familiar place for me, but you will visit it later when you will be a little bit stronger.

What next? Beat Ivan the Smart in the Trivia? What have I told you - there are weird quests in Guberland.  Nevertheless, nothing to worry about - I think you will manage; you are not stupid yourself. I guess I even rather like you.

However, I hope that when I have instructed you to speak with the local people in all the towns we have visited and be attentive to what they tell you, you really did it and not just flirt with the girls on the streets.

What about the Healer Promotion? Tjolnir the Super-neat from the Temple asked you to find some witch's hairs and heal somebody. This is the piece of cake and you can do it right away. Go to the far end of the beach from here at the docks to the left - there should be a cave of the local witches. Search there for some personal thing of the witch; a comb will be perfect. I bet there should be at least a couple of hairs on the comb.

Then you can visit the Circus - see there are Circus tents to the right. The name for it is The Gathering. It is the time to see who is smarter in the Trivia. Be careful with Ivan - he is not called Smart for nothing. He is known for asking weird questions.

If you do not feel up to the challenge with Ivan, just yell for the help (by email!) and I will tell you the answers.

And do not forget to check in the Circus about the vacancy for Nicolai.

When you will finish all this return here to the docks - I will be waiting.


Local Amusements - Gossip about the Dook and the Theater Play

Look, who is coming - my adventurer; and he is shining like a sun. He definitely beat Ivan in the Trivia. Now people will talk about you in all taverns and inns around the world for sure  it is not that easy to best the smartest person in the world.

Now listen to what I have learnt from my own contacts here in the town.

At the moment, Jarl of Guberland, you know - Markel - is in the big quarrel with the local Dook who lives not far from the town. They are both not very brave characters; and therefore, they did not make any active moves against each other yet. However, I learnt that if anyone would offer the Jarl assistance in this deal, then Markel would surely reward such service. I suppose such smart person as you would not want to loose such perfect opportunity as this.
Might and Magic IX
Walkthrough

by BES the Black Dragon
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"Oh, General, stop kidding me! You will never convince me about your terrible time of imprisonment. From our last meeting, you gain nearly twice your weight and there is the smell of quite expensive wine coming from you.

Yeah, I see, you wanted to leave the Sturmford Jarl with all his military projects for a while and found the perfect hiding place with the personal cook and complete isolation. Not bad, general, not bad at all. I always thought of you as the resourceful man.

What?  My sympathies, general. Of course, you are right. There is not polite to burst into the cell in the middle of the long and pleasant dinner and yell at the top of the lungs that you are free and must leave the cosy nice cell immediately.

Well, forgive my apprentice, he is new to this. He is only learning. . No, I don't think Jarl Bjarni will be angry  he will be happy to see you. Just tell him that you were on the reconnaissance mission..
Oh, look, our hero is emerging and he is even alive. Wild look though, but the head is on the shoulders and arms-legs are all in place.

Let's go greet him, General. He is your saviour, remember."

Well, look at you - mission accomplished. Good job, adventurer. Never mind a couple of wounds - the scars are the part of the deal. However, we must stop wasting time on the idle chat and depart in haste. Where? To Sturmford of course. You are the hero and must report the Jarl Bjarni about the successful operation. 

"Okay, general, nice meeting you and we'll meet at the usual place - in Sturmford inn."

Now, let us check when is the next drakkar for Sturmford from here? Not today? Blast, then we have to spend some time in the town. No help here. On the other hand, we can spend a nice comfortable night in the tavern and sail out tomorrow. Let's go.


Hidden Places around the Town

While we are walking back to the town, I will tell you what I learnt from the general while we are waiting for you outside the prison.

In the small village we have passed on our way to the prison, the one with the mill, there is the well through which it is possible to get to the lowest levels of the prison.  They have been abandoned a long time ago and now only the Bugs live there. And there is the rumour that some treasuries could be found by those who are brave enough to venture in there. Well, can't say anything about the treasures, nobody ever clamed to find them yet, but who would be so stupid to shout about this even if one did? However, people tried to enter this dungeon, some returned back, some not - the usual thing. We could try our luck too. However, not now, later.

Another thing. Right behind the town, if you turn to the left to the rocks you will eventually come to the entrance to the Chasm of the Dead. It is the terrible place and I am talking serious business here. There are only undead monsters in the Chasm and only the half-crazy or such rookies like you would go there. You are not crazy and you are not rookie? Okay, you win. Whatever you say.
Back in Sturmford
First things first. We go to the tavern. The rescued general Ivsar is waiting for you there. Pick up the general and go with him together to the Jarl for the reward.

As soon as you have received the reward for the successful quest, go to the training place and train until you will have enough skill points (it must be 9 skill points) for increasing your knowledge of Elemental Magic skill up to the 4th level. Do not train for more than 9 skill points! All other you can do later in much better place, but now you need this Elemental Magic.

This magic is necessary for learning Town Portal spell. You hate to travel by sea, remember? Do not look so glad, in order to choose the town you actually want to visit, you need to become the Lich first. Until then you can jump with Town Portal only in the neighbourhood of the town you are currently in.

After this find that woman who spreads the rumours about Drangheim. Do what is necessary to have her confession.

Check the local shops again - there could be new stuff interesting and useful for you, like skill books you need, important spell books - look for Town Portal, Torchlight, Poison, Elemental Blast, and Wizard Eye.  Learn at once, whatever you can learn now. And meet me here at the docks as soon as you'll finish everything - we will be sailing back to Drangheim ASAP.
Drangheim Again
Wake up, we are in the Drangheim harbour already. Am I glad that this trip finally finished! How could you choose the worst possible boat in the whole Sturmford? I thought that we would go to the bottom of the sea for sure! However, everything is good that ends good and we are here.

Okay, our next stop will be Guberland, so check at the dock master when will be the next drakkar there.

Then quickly run to the town and report to the Jarl Sigmund about the solved rumours case. It will be one problem less for him and the reward for you.

On your way back, check the shops for the useful skill and spell books; it would not take long, but perhaps you will be lucky and find some good stuff.

And do not idle anywhere, after all the things done, hurry back to the docks and we will sail to Guberland.
Guberland
While we are on the drakkar I will tell you about this new town we are about to visit.
First Run around the Town

Guberland is not that big and funny town. People there are all very nature loving. All buildings are from wood. The Jarl there is Markel Gusmundssen and he calls himself "The Great". Weird character too - he is crazy about various contests, competitions. In one town there is a Theatre and even a Circus! So, what clues can we make from this information - that the quests will be most probably weird too, something to puzzle over, not just go kill somebody.

Guberland Jarl's House
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Next, in the Circus you must speak about this job for the Prince Nicolai.

And find the person who gives promotion quest for Healer. The best place to start looking for him will be the place, were all the healing is going on. And when you will be about it - do not forget to appoint one of the Luggages for this promotion to the Healer, of course not yourself - you are destined to become the Lich and for this you need to be promoted to Scholar first, not to Healer. Healer and Lich are not very compatible things.

One more important thing - do not forget to find the teacher who can raise you to the Expert level in the Elemental Magic skill. Remember to appoint all 9 skill points you have trained yourself to in Sturmford to the Elemental Magic skill.

Just click on Elemental Magic skill in the inventory and you will see how the skill points automatically go there. You will do the same way every time you need to raise your knowledge in this or that skill.
As soon as you will become Expert in Elemental Magic learn Town Portal Spell.

Okay, go do your chores and we will meet here near the docks later. Meanwhile I will go check my old contacts in the town.


Ivan the Smart and Healer Promotion

What? Oh, it is only you - I napped here on the sun for a while waiting for you. Okay, let's check what you have managed so far. Did you take the quests and the promotion? Good.

So, Jarl Markel wants you to bring the Book of Rules from the Ta'Sar Academy. No problem, this is the familiar place for me, but you will visit it later when you will be a little bit stronger.

What next? Beat Ivan the Smart in the Trivia? What have I told you - there are weird quests in Guberland.  Nevertheless, nothing to worry about - I think you will manage; you are not stupid yourself. I guess I even rather like you.

However, I hope that when I have instructed you to speak with the local people in all the towns we have visited and be attentive to what they tell you, you really did it and not just flirt with the girls on the streets.

What about the Healer Promotion? Tjolnir the Super-neat from the Temple asked you to find some witch's hairs and heal somebody. This is the piece of cake and you can do it right away. Go to the far end of the beach from here at the docks to the left - there should be a cave of the local witches. Search there for some personal thing of the witch; a comb will be perfect. I bet there should be at least a couple of hairs on the comb.

Then you can visit the Circus - see there are Circus tents to the right. The name for it is The Gathering. It is the time to see who is smarter in the Trivia. Be careful with Ivan - he is not called Smart for nothing. He is known for asking weird questions.

If you do not feel up to the challenge with Ivan, just yell for the help (by email!) and I will tell you the answers.

And do not forget to check in the Circus about the vacancy for Nicolai.

When you will finish all this return here to the docks - I will be waiting.


Local Amusements - Gossip about the Dook and the Theater Play

Look, who is coming - my adventurer; and he is shining like a sun. He definitely beat Ivan in the Trivia. Now people will talk about you in all taverns and inns around the world for sure  it is not that easy to best the smartest person in the world.

Now listen to what I have learnt from my own contacts here in the town.

At the moment, Jarl of Guberland, you know - Markel - is in the big quarrel with the local Dook who lives not far from the town. They are both not very brave characters; and therefore, they did not make any active moves against each other yet. However, I learnt that if anyone would offer the Jarl assistance in this deal, then Markel would surely reward such service. I suppose such smart person as you would not want to loose such perfect opportunity as this.
When you will go to the Jarl about this do not forget to finish this deal about the hairs and the potion. Little advice  when the alchemist will tell you to return in 2 hours for the potion, just press the button *R* and wait 1 hour and again 1 hour  this way you'll save the time and give some rest to your feet.

I will wait for you in the tavern. Try to return to the beginning of the play - they say it is the new one.

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The shop where the potions are made
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Well, the play was not bad at all. Not that much decoration for my taste, but the storyline was very good.

So, what is new? What, the Jarl was nearly jumping from the joy when you have told him that you would solve this issue with the Dook. Aha! And you know why? No? Okay. Then listen what have I learnt from the innkeeper - nice lady, by the way.
Dook of Guberland
Dook built this palace of his on the place of the ancient either temple or some other sacred location. Nobody remembers now for sure what exactly was there, but it is the well-known fact that under it was a vast underground system of passages, and somewhere there deep down under the ground is the resting place of the mighty artifact.

As you could guess, Dook knew this and built his castle on top of this dungeon. He spent a lot of time in attempts to search the dungeon for this artifact.
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However, it seems that he was yet unlucky, most probably because of the very strong guards left in the dungeon by its forgotten builders. They should be formidable opponents, as the Dook's army of Half-Orcs could not fix them yet. 

Why I am telling you all this?  Well, don't you think that later it would be good to pay our respects to the second most influential person in the town - the Dook?  You know, to check around - perhaps find something, like the mighty artifact, for example.

Okay, I think we can call it a day.  By the way, while we are traveling around look for the good sorts of the beer. There is a chance to repay the local innkeeper for all the good she did to us - she is looking for the new sorts of the beer to brew.

Now is the bed time. Good night!


Quick Trip to Drangheim about the Job for Nicolai

Good morning! Sun is shining, birds are singing and the glorious morning of the new adventures is waiting for you!

What will you do? Well, you will quickly sail to Drangheim for the chat with the prince Nicolai - it is time he will begin his new job career in the Circus here in Guberland. Do not waste too much time with him - he could be the prince but he is not a toddler. Just tell him that you have found the job for him in Guberland and his transportation expenses is his problem. I am sure he will manage to travel from Drangheim to Guberland all by his own. Do not forget to get your reward in the Gathering here for this quest when it will be all done.

And please, do me a favor  do not explore anything on your own, okay? Take care of your health. Good luck!


Order of Honks - The Goose Cult

With the safe return! How was the trip? Everything okay? Got the reward? Well done, hero!

While you have been away, I learnt something very interesting. You can never imagine what strange things people do. Listen now.

It seems that not a long time ago some new religious sect was organized here and - you will not believe this - they have built the whole temple in the honor of - no kidding - a Goose. Yes, the Goose, you have heard right the first time. 

Moreover, these honks monks - they call themselves honks for some obscure reason - decided to stay here for a long time and even think about spreading this ridiculous cult even further around the land, beginning from one of the biggest towns - Thronheim. Yes, it is where the Jarl is this female Kira and Sturmford Jarl Bjarni is deep in love with her. By the way, she is the only woman among all the Jarls and what a woman she is to hold this post! I am sure she will impress you. 

Anyway, people are not very happy with these honks, both here and in Thronheim. It counts, what is the point to worship a goose? So, maybe we might hurry and sail to Thronheim and find some way to earn some coins on this.  
Thronheim
What did I tell you - the big town it is and easy to get lost, very confusing.
We need to go to the lower part of the town where the Jarla Kira's palace is. As she is the woman, she is not Jarl, but Jarla - remember this and mind your manners when you will be speaking with the lady. Do not forget to speak with her what quests she has available and give her the Bjarni's letter. 

Naturally, clean the Town Portal altar.

And do all the usual chores - check the stores for any skill and spell books. But do not buy anything apart from the books, it is the big town and it is everything more expensive here.
Jarla Kira's Palace
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One more thing - do not go to the market place that is to the right from the tavern.

Training? Oh, this young generation is in such a hurry all the time. You will have your training, but later and not here. We will wait for the right time and the right place to gain the maximum results from this training of yours. Is it a sufficient explanation for you?  Just for now?  Oh Thank you.

Now go and do everything, after this - return to the tavern - I will be doing the hard work as usual - checking for the news around.
Jarla Kira
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And why are you looking so wild? Is it because of Kira? Well, she is a nice looking woman and a good warrioress. Anyone would say so. And she is single and available, as I see you have already noticed. Speaking about this, do you know what have happened with her last husband, or was it a boyfriend? Anyway, people say that she cut his head off all by herself with her battle sword. What for? Well, I guess he was glancing too often at the girls from the kitchen or something along this line. So, forget about her - she is not for you.
Now, enough chatting about amour matters, let's talk serious business.

Did you give Kira the letter? She gave you the reply. That is very good. It means that Bjarni will be happy and will certainly reward you generously.

Now, what about the quests? Let's see what new additions you have in your quest list now.


New Quests in the Quest List

Clear the Mountain Pass? Oh, blast! This is the tough one.  Kira is really the *Cold* as she is called around here by her vassals. She would ask to bring a star from the skies next time! Difficult quest, you say. No, it is not the right word for this task.

Let me tell you something about this Mountain Pass. In fact, nearly everybody has already forgotten that it existed at all. There was this mighty earthquake and the path was blocked. Then they decided to check it out, and discovered that somebody already lives there and controls the whole pass. So, I even do not know from where to begin with this one.

What I know for sure is that no expedition that was sent there ever returned. Well, there is one half-crazy guy in Thjorgard - we have not been there yet - who claimed that he walked the whole pass; but who would believe the words of the insane person speaking about some butterflies, harpies and who knows what and the worst liar in the whole town at that! 

However, the quest is already taken, and you will have to do it anyway, though, of course not right away - such perilous task requires hard training and a lot of planning. 

Now, what is next? Get rid Thronheim of Honk Worshippers. Hah! This is the easy thing and we will do it quickly.

But first, speak with the two locals.

One of them by the name of Thorfinn Skullsplitter - the regular in the tavern - will help you with the
promotion of one of your fighter Luggages to the Mercenary
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Another man here in the tavern has a problem and I learnt that he would reward lavishly anyone who could help him with it. Something connected with Ratatosk temple. What? ... What is so funny in Ratatosk? Name like any other.

Now, hurry on. I will go to the docks - the dock master there is the old friend of mine - perhaps he will give me a couple of ideas how to deal with this monks problem.


Woman on the Market - Black Orb of Knowledge

Hello, you decided to find me in the docks, did you?

Okay, speak with the dock master and convince him to transport the monks somewhere from Thronheim. What do you mean where they should be transported? Whenever you or the dock master like, I do not care as long as they will leave Thronheim.

See, how easy it was. The monks problem is solved for now, the last part will be the children's game.

Now let's go to the town together. No, not these front gates. We will go through the far gates. This way we will come to the Thronheim part where the tavern is and skip all these numerous check points at the entrance - I hate them.