Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Taking the Spiral by Storm: Cyclops Lane


Wow, I had a busy day questing yesterday!  I was online for about 10 hours finishing up all of Wizard City, including side quests.  It was so much fun to quest through these first areas again. Very nostalgic!  The first place I quested was Cyclops Lane.

When I arrived, I had to talk to Nolan Stormgate.  Apparently he decided I needed to prove myself to him by collecting a runed skull from the Dark Cave.  One fight with a haunted minion later, I reported back to him with the skull. Easy peasy.  Next, he told me there were some students missing.  My job was to fight some trolls to find information about where they may be.

After fighting the trolls, I obtained a letter from the cyclopes addressed to "M."  It said that the students had been kidnapped.  Nolan sent me to tell Professor Drake, who decided to send me to get his laundry.....and then sent me with a letter to Headmaster Ambrose saying I should be expelled! Luckily Ambrose didn't agree with him and came up with a plan to challenge General Akilles to get the students back.  First, I needed a pass from the warhorns.

It took several (about 12) tries and quiet a few fizzles, but I finally had the pass I needed.  Now it was time to face off against General Akilles.

After defeating Akilles, I back to Headmaster Ambrose, and he told me he thinks "M" is Malistaire.  He wants to find out what he is up to, but he needed some books from the library archives, and the key was being guarded by Foulgaze.  I headed out to defeat Foulgaze and get the key.

This battle was more difficult.  I actually had to do it twice, because I kept fizzling and died.  However, the second time I succeeded!  Next Ambrose sent me to Lord Nightshade, who he discovered was behind the attacks and working for Malisaire. My job was to defeat Nightshade and collect some books that had been stolen. Unlike the Foulgaze battle, this one went fairly smoothly since for once I didn't fizzle! Woohoo!

I brought the books back to Ambrose who told me to go to the waterfall behind the Rainbow Bridge.  There I found the missing Death school!  Anyway, Ambrose gave me the spiral door key for Krokotopia, where Malistaire was headed to find the Order of the Fang.  But before I went to Krokotopia, I had a few loose ends to tie up in Wizard City, which I will talk about in my next post.  Be sure to look for it at the end of the week!  Thanks for reading and have fun!