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The Dark Queen of Krynn Rule Book

ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS, AD&D, DRAGONLANCE and the TSR logo are trademarks
owned by and under license from TSR, Inc., Lake Geneva, WI, USA. @1992
Strategic Simulations, Inc.  All rights reserved. @1992 TSR, Inc.  All rights
reserved.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION                                                    1
    Your Game Box Should Contain                                1
    Transferring Characters from Death Knights Of Krynn         1
    Before You Play                                             1
    Getting Started Quickly                                     1
    Using Menus                                                 1
BEGINNING TO PLAY                                               2
     Starting Options                                           2
        Starting Menu                                           2
    Modifying Characters and Parties                            3
    Party Creation/Training Hall Menu                           3
    Non-Player Characters                                       4
    Viewing Characters                                          4
        Character Status                                        5
        View Menu                                               5
        Items Menu                                              5
ADVENTURING                                                     6
    Display Screens and Points of View                          6
    Adventuring Options                                         7
        Adventure Menu                                          7
    Encamping                                                   7
        Encamp Menu                                             7
            Rest Menu                                           7
            Alter Menu                                          8
            Level Menu                                          8
    Magic                                                       8
        Magic Menu                                              9
            Memorize Menu                                       9
            Scribe Menu                                         9
CIVILIZATION                                                    9
    Shop Menu                                                   9
    Temple Menu                                                 10
    Bank Menu                                                   10
ENCOUNTERS                                                      10
    Sample Encounter Menu                                       10
    Combat                                                      11
        Combat Menu                                             11
        Aim Menu                                                11
    After Combat                                                12
        Treasure Menu                                           12
            Take Menu                                           12


INTRODUCTION
Welcome to the official ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS computer product, The Dark
Queen of Krynn, a DragonLance fantasy role-playing epic.  This game is based on
the rules and background created by TSR, Inc. and a story line created
especially for this game.

The Dark Queen of Krynn begins two years after the overthrow of Lord Soth in
Death Knights of Krynn.  General Laurana, the commander of the united forces
which defeated the evil dragons in the War of the Lance, has requested your
presence at her headquarters in the city of Palanthas.  Responding to her
summons brings you face to face with the greatest threat Krynn has ever known.

Your Game Box Should Contain

Disks           Adventurer's Journal
Rule Book       Data Card

This Rule Book is designed to explain all your options and guide you through
playing the game.  If you are not familiar with the ADVANCED DUNGEONS &
DRAGONS@ game system, you will find helpful information about how things work
in the Adventurer s Journal.

The Adventurer's Journal contains a variety of information including details
about character classes, magic, combat, and an introduction to the adventure
story.  The Journal also includes the maps, information, rumors, and
that you need to play the game.  As you play the game, you discover for
yourself which of the tales you hear are fact and which are fiction.

The Data Card explains how to start the game and how to select items and
menu commands with your specific computer.  It tells you how to transfer
characters to THE DARK QUEEN OF KRYNN from the fantasy role-playing
game, DEATH KNIGHTS OF KRYNN.  It also shows how to get right into
the game without having to read through the rules.

Transferring Characters form Death Knights of Krynn

THE DARK QUEEN OF KRYNN accepts characters who have adventured
in DEATH KNIGHTS OF KRYNN.  There are two ways to get characters from
DEATH KNIGHTS into DARK QUEEN.  The first, and preferred way, is to
load a save d game using the LOAD SAVED GAME command, then select DKK
on the LOAD FROM WHERE? command.  The second way is to remove DEATH
KNIGHTS characters from their party, and add them to a new party by selecting
DKK from the ADD CHARACTER command.  See your Data Card for more details.

Before You Play
There is no copy protection on your DARK QUEEN OF KRYNN disks, so
please make backup copies and put the originals away for safekeeping.  When
you start the game, you will be asked to answer a verification question
from this Rule Book or the Adventurer s Journal before you can play.  Turn to
the page indicated in either this Rule Book or the Adventurer s Journal, find
the indicated word, type it in, and press Return or Enter.  Remember: Do NOT
count section headings when looking up the word.

Getting Started Quickly
THE DARK QUEEN OF KRYNN comes with a ready-made party that allows you to begin
adventuring immediately.  Use the instructions on the Data Card to load the
saved game that has been provided and begin playing.  Use this Rule Book to
answer any questions during play.

Using Menus
All commands are menu-based, and menus are displayed either vertically or
horizontally.

Vertical menus indicate a character, item, or spell to be acted upon.  If there
are more choices that fit on the screen at one time,
use the arrow keys, or the PageUp and PageDown keys to view the additional
selections.

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Example: When purchasing items, they are highlighted on a vertical list then
purchased with the BUY command.

Horizontal menus list available actions.  In this Rule Book, menus are shown
with all of their options, although in some cases commands are not available
every time a menu appears.

Example:

TREASURE MENU
VIEW TAKE POOL SHARE DETECT EXIT

The commands TAKE and SHARE only appear if there is treasure to take.  The
command DETECT only appears if there is treasure and the active character has a
detect magic spell available.

The Rule Book only shows the general menus.  Special menus appear at various
times to give you all available options.

The concept of the active character is central to the game.  Outside of combat
the active character s name is highlighted on the vertical menu.  During combat
the active character begins his combat segment surrounded by a cursor.

If a command affects the whole party, just select the command.  If the command
affects a single character, make that character active and then choose the
command.

Example: To look at a character s items: highlight the character, then select
the VIEW then ITEMS commands.  However, to have the entire party camp, simply
select the ENCAMP command.

BEGINNING TO PLAY

To begin playing the game, you must hold a saved game or generate characters
and band them together into a party.

Starting Options
This first menu gives you the initial options.

STARTING MENU

ADD CHARACTER
CREATE CHARACTER
LOAD SAVED GAME
EXIT FROM

ADD CHARACTER allows you to add characters to the party from the saved game
disk.  A party is a group of characters composed of up to six players (called
PCs) and up to two non-player characters (NPCs).  A party should have a
balanced mix of characters with different classes.  For more information about
building parties see the Characters and Parties section in the Adventurer s
Journal.  There is an ADD FROM WHERE? option that allows you to add characters
from either THE DARK QUEEN OF KRYNN or DEATH KNIGHTS OF KRYNN.

CREATE CHARACTER is used to build a new character.  Detailed information about
characters, races, classes, and so on is available in the Adventurer s Journal.
This command displays a menu to define the following character attributes.
DONE is used to proceed to the next menu.

-PICK RACE lists the seven races a player-character can be in DRAGONLANCE.

-CLASS lists the class or classes the character is qualified for based on race.

-ALIGNMENT lists all the possible alignments for the character based on
character class.

-GENDER lists the sex the character can be.  Gender affects the character s
maximum strength.

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After you are done selecting these attributes, the PICK DEITY menu appears if
you have a cleric.  PICK DEITY lists all the deities a cleric character can
choose to worship.  Each deity confers unique powers to its clerics, and
determines which alignments a character can be.  See the Deities section in the
Journal for more details.

Once all of the attributes have been selected, the computer randomly generates
the character s ability scores.  If you are not happy with the character s
scores, you may REROLL STATS to roll them again.  Remember that you can use the
MODIFY command to change the character s ability scores and hit points.

Next, you must choose a name for the character.  CHARACTER NAME provides a
15-letter space to type in the character s name.  This name is automatically
saved to the disk.

After naming a character, you must select an icon which will represent that
character in combat from the 49 combat icons provided.  The standard icon for
the character s race, class, and sex is highlighted; the arrow keys or mouse
may be used to change the highlighted icon.  DONE is used to confirm the
selection of the highlighted icon.

-Exit at any time during character creation aborts the creation of the current
character and returns you to the Party Creation/Training Hall Menu.

LOAD SAVE GAME permits you to resume a game that has been previously saved.
The saved game provided with THE DARK QUEEN OF KRYNN can also be loaded.  There
is a LOAD FROM WHERE? option that allows you to load saves from either THE DARK
QUEEN OF KRYNN or DEATH KNIGHTS OF KRYNN.

EXIT FROM GAME ends play without saving the game.

Modifying Characters and Parties
The Party Creation/Training Hall Menu shows the characters currently in your
party and lists the commands for creating, modifying, and training the party.
Not all of the options are available at all times.

PARTY CREATION/TRAINING HALL MENU
ADD CHARACTER
REMOVE CHARACTER
MODIFY CHARACTER
TRAIN CHARACTER (Training Hall only)
KNIGHT NEW ORDER (Training Hall only)
VIEW CHARACTER
CREATE CHARACTER
DELETE CHARACTER
LOAD SAVED GAME
SAVE CURRENT GAME
BEGIN ADVENTURING
EXIT FROM GAME

REMOVE CHARACTER transfers a character from the party to the saved game disk.

MODIFY CHARACTER changes the character s ability scores and hit points.  Use
MODIFY CHARACTER to change a character generated in THE DARK QUEEN OF KRYNN to
match a favorite AD&D game character.  A character cannot be modified once the
adventure has begun.

TRAIN CHARACTER(from Training Hall Menu only) increases a character s level
when he has gained enough experience points (EXP).  Choose the character to
train and, if he has sufficient EXP, he will be able to advance one level.  If
a character has gained enough experience to advance more than one level, he
will advance only one level and then lose all experience points in excess of
one point below that required for advancement to the next level.  See the
section on Experience Points in the Adventurer s Journal for an example.

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Advancing in levels takes no game time.  When magic-users advance, the may add
a spell to their spell book.  See the Maximum Level Limits by Race, Class, and
Prime Requisite chart in the Adventurer s Journal for level limits.

KNIGHT NEW ORDER (from Training Hall Menu only) allows a knight of sufficient
experience and abilities to petition for admission into the next higher order.
Look under Solamnic Knights in the Adventurer s Journal for more information.

VIEW CHARACTER displays a character s ability scores, readied weapon and armor,
and more.  See the Viewing Characters section for more information.

DELETE CHARACTER erases a character from the saved game disk.  A deleted
character may not be recovered.

SAVE CURRENT GAME stores the current game to the saved game disk or directory.

BEGIN ADVENTURING starts the game.

Non-Player Characters
During the game, the party encounters non-player characters(NPCs).  There are
three kinds of NPCs: those who volunteer to join the party, those who give
information, and those who will only fight.  NPCs that join the party are
treated like player characters with a few differences.  The computer commands
NPCs in battle.  They also have morale.  If things are going badly for the
party, NPCs may run.  Items can be traded to some NPC s but they cannot be
traded from conscious NPC s to other characters.  If an NPC dies, however, you
can use the TRADE command on the Items Menu to take his items.  Only two NPCs
at a time may join the party, and they may take a share of all treasures found.

Viewing Characters
The Character Summary Screen is displayed anytime you select the VIEW command.
This screen displays important information about a character, such as ability
scores, current

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and maximum hit points, readied weapons and armor, and wealth.

Characters accumulate wealth in the form of gems, jewelry, and coins as they
go.  The value of gems and jewelry varies, and can only be determined by having
the items appraised in a shop.

Encumbrance is the total weight the character is carrying.

Combat Movement is how many squares a character can move during a combat
segment.  This is based on his readied armor, strength, and total encumbrance.

Character Status
OKAY status means that the character has positive hit points and can move and
fight normally.

UNCONSCIOUS status means that the character has exactly 0 hit points and cannot
move or fight, but is in no danger of dying.

DEAD status means that the character has died.  Non-elf characters have a chance
of being resurrected with a raise dead or resurrection spell.  The character's
chance of being resurrected is influenced by his constitution.  See the
"Constitution Chart" in the Adventurer's Journal.

FLED status means that the character has fled from a battle.  After the battle
he rejoins the party.

DYING (combat only) status indicates the character has between -1 and -9 HP,
and is bleeding to death.  Use the BANDAGE command to have another character
stop the bleeding before the character dies.

STONE status means that the character has been turned to stone.  The character
can be returned to normal with a stone to flesh spell.

GONE status means that the character has been totally destroyed.  Nothing can
bring the character back to life.

From the View Menu, several options are available to inspect the active
character.  Not all of these commands are available at all times.

VIEW MENU
ITEMS SPELLS TRADE DROP LAY CURE EXIT

-ITEMS displays all the equipment the character is carrying and the Items Menu.
Items preceded by a YES are ready for use.  Not all commands in the Items Menu
are always available.

ITEMS MENU
READY USE TRADE DROP HALVE JOIN EXIT

READY changes the status of a weapon, armor, or other item.  Only readied items
can be used in combat.  A character cannot ready more than two hand-held items
at once.  Arrows and crossbow bolts are assumed to be in a quiver and can be
readied at all times.  Some items take both hands when readied (bows, quarter
staffs, etc.), some take only one (long swords, wands, etc.) and others take no
hands (rings, armor, etc.).  READY is sometimes abbreviated RDY.

-USE activates an item.  In combat the Aim menu appears if the item can be
targeted.  See the Combat section for details about the Aim menu.

-TRADE from the Items Menu transfers an item from one character to another.
Highlight an item to trade, select TRADE, then select a character to receive
the item.  Remember: a conscious NPC will not give up items.

-DROP permanently removes items from a character.  Dropped items may not be
recovered.

-HALVE divides a bundle of like items into two bundles.  For example, HALVE
would turn into one bundle of 42 Arrows into two bundles of 21 each.  This is
handy for dividing items to distribute among party members.

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-JOIN combines all like items into one group.  No more than 255 similar items
can be joined.  Some items, such as potions, cannot be joined.

SPELLS is a listing of the spells a character has memorized and can cast.

TRADE from the View Menu transfers coins, gems, and jewelry from one character
to another.  Select TRADE, choose what type of money and how much to trade,
then select the receiving character.

DROP permanently removes money from a character.  Dropped money cannot be
recovered.

LAY is a healing ability of paladins.  Paladins may lay on hands and heal two
hit points per level of damage a day.  Select the LAY command, then select the
character to be healed.  This command is only displayed when a paladin has not
yet used it that day.

CURE is another healing ability of paladins-they may perform one cure disease
per week for every 5 levels.  For example, at 1st to 5th levels, a paladin may
perform one, at 6th to 10th levels two, etc.  This command is only displayed if
the paladin has a cure available.

ADVENTURING

After setting up your party and reading the background in the Adventurer s
Journal, it is time to head for adventure and glory.  The party will engage in
fierce battles, find treasures, and sometimes have to stop, recuperate, and
memorize spells for future use during adventures.

Display Screens and Points of View
The Dark Queen of Krynn uses four different points of view: 3-D, Area,
Wilderness, and Combat.

3-D appears in areas such as towns or underground.  This view appears in the
top-left view window to show the surrounding area from the party s perspective.
Rotate the party s facing and move using the directional controls that are
described in your data card.

Area provides an overhead view of the party s surroundings, replacing the 3-D
view.  Choose the AREA command from the Adventure Menu.  This view is not
available in many regions.

A cursor in the area display shows the party s position and facing.  Simply
move the party with the direction controls around the area map.

Under the point of view window are displayed the phases of the three moons of
Krynn.  Solinari is shown on the left, Lunitari is shown in the center, and
Nuitari is shown on the right.  For more information about the effects of the
moons, see the heading The Moons of Krynn in the Adventurer s Journal.  To the
right of the point of view window is a list of the party members, showing their
armor classes and current hit points.  Below this list is a compass, showing
the direction which the party is facing, and a status window, which displays
the party s current location (if known), its current activity (searching,
camping, etc.) and the current time.

Wilderness view displays a map in a large view window with a cursor indicating
the party s current location.  You get to this view when you leave a town or
other developed area.  Use the direction controls to move around on the map and
go from location to location.

Combat view occurs automatically whenever the party engages in battle.  The
combat screen is a detailed view of the area the party was in when the
encounter began.

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Adventuring Options
The following menu controls basic adventuring, moving, encamping, and casting
spells.

ADVENTURE MENU
AREA CAST VIEW ENCAMP SEARCH LOOK INV

The party can use the arrow keys or mouse to turn right or left, turn around or
move forward.  Normal movement in 3-D or Area mode takes one minute of game
time per square.  If the party has Search on, each move takes ten minutes.
Refer to the Data Card for computer-specific movement information.

AREA toggles between the Area (overhead) and 3-D view.  This command may not be
available in some regions.

CAST displays the Cast Menu if the active character is a spellcaster.  See the
Magic section for more information.  Remember: Some spells only work in combat,
others while encamped.

VIEW displays the Character Summary Screen and the View Menu.

ENCAMP displays the Encamp Menu.  See the "Encamping" section for a
description of the available commands.

SEARCH  toggles searching on and off.  With Search Off, the party takes one
minute per move.  With Search IN, the party takes 10 minutes per move because
they are checking for secret doors, traps, etc.  When a party has Search On,
SEARCHING is displayed on the screen to the right of the point of view window.
Because the party is moving very slowly with Search On, the chance for random
encounters is greatly increased.

LOOK is used  to search an individual square.  A LOOK command acts as if the
party moved into the current square with the SEARCH ON.

INV  displays a list of the special items and artifacts which have been acquired
by the party.

ENCAMPING

The Encamp Menu includes options such as saving the game, resting to heal and
memorize spells, and changing items such as game speed or party order.

ENCAMP MENU

VIEW  MAGIC  REST  ALT  FIX  LOAD  SAVE  EXIT

VIEW  displays the View Menu and the character screen of the active character.

MAGIC is a very important part of THE DARK QUEEN OF KRYNN and is described
under its own heading on page 8.

REST allows characters to memorize spells and to hear naturally.  When spells
are being memorized, the initial rest time is established by the time necessary
to memorize any spells selected with the MEMORIZE command in the Magic Menu.
For every 24 uninterrupted hours of rest in camp, each wounded character
regains one hit point.  Rest may be interrupted by encounters.  If possible,
find safe places to take long rests, such as an inn or places that you are told
are safe during the game.

Characters can automatically rememorize the spells they have used by simply
selecting REST-this saves having to make selections from the Memorize Menu.

REST MENU
REST DAYS HOURS MINUTES ADD SUBTRACT EXIT

REST begins the resting process.  Unless uninterrupted, the party rests for the
indicated time.

DAYS/HOURS/MINUTES selects the unit of time to be changed by the ADD and
SUBTRACT commands.

ADD/SUBTRACT increases or decreases the time that the party attempts to rest.
Decreasing the time may not allow spellcasters to memorize all of their spells.

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ALT displays the Alter Menu that is used to change the characters in the
party and the parameters of the game.

ALTER MENU
ORDER DROP SPEED ICON LEVEL EXIT

ORDER changes how the characters are listed on the screen and how they are
deployed in combat.  Characters at the top of the list tend to be at the front
in combat.

DROP eliminates a character from the party and erases him from the saved game
disk.  A dropped character is gone forever and may not be recovered.

SPEED controls the rate at which messages are printed on the screen.  If the
game is running too slowly, use the FASTER command to speed up the displays.

ICON is used to change a character s combat icon.

LEVEL displays the Level Menu that permits you to adjust combat difficulty.

Level Menu
NOVICE SQUIRE VETERAN ADEPT CHAMPION

The game is preset at the VETERAN level.  This is the level at which we
consider the game to be balanced.  To make the combat encounters easier, choose
either the NOVICE (easiest) or SQUIRE level.  To make the combat more
difficult, choose either the ADEPT or CHAMPION (hardest) level.

When you choose to make the game more difficult, you are rewarded by receiving
more experience points from your combat encounters.  When you choose to make
the game easier, you are penalized by receiving fewer experience points from
your combat encounters.

FIX is used to heal many wounded characters with a single command.  All
characters with at least first level clerical spells memorize as many healing
spells as they can, cast them on the party, and then rememorize their previous
spells automatically.  FIX takes game time and may be interrupted by an
encounter.  If the party is severely damaged, you may need to select FIX more
than once.

LOAD allows you to load a saved game to replace your current game without first
exiting from THE DARK QUEEN OF KRYNN.  This may be desirable if your current
game is an untenable position, or if you have accidentally loaded the wrong
game.

SAVE stores the characters and current game to the saved game disk or
directory.  Saved games may be loaded either from the Starting Menu when you
start the game or from the Party Creation/Training Hall Menu.  Save
often-especially after surviving really tough encounters.

EXIT returns to the Adventuring Menu.

Magic
To get the Magic Menu options, the active character must be able to cast
spells.  Spellcasters can get a list of their memorized spells from the CAST
command of the Magic Menu or from the SPELLS command of View Menu.  Magic-users
can get a list of their spells on scrolls from the SCRIBE command in the Magic
Menu.

Spells are defined by who can cast them, when they can be cast, their range,
duration, area of effect, and, of course, their actual effect.  The Spell
Parameter s List in the Adventurer s Journal summarizes all of the available
spells.  When using spells from the Encamp Menu or the Adventure Menu (such as
find traps or haste), remember that one round equals one minute of game time
(one normal move) and one turn equals ten minutes of game time (ten normal
moves).  Look in the Adventurer s Journal for more information on spells and
magic.

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MAGIC MENU
CAST MEMORIZE SCRIBE DISPLAY REST EXIT

CAST displays the Cast Menu and the character s list of memorized spells.
Select the spell to cast and then indicate the target of the spell.  Once a
spell is cast, it is gone from memory until it is memorized again.  Some spells
only have an effect when cast during combat and others may only be cast while
encamped.

MEMORIZE displays the Memorize Menu, the character s spell book or clerical
spell list, and how many spells of each level the spellcaster may memorize.
Once all characters have selected the spells they want to memorize, choose the
REST command to actually memorize the spells.

Remember that spellcasters can have the same spell memorized multiple times,
and they can automatically rememorize used spells simply by selecting the REST
command.

MEMORIZE MENU

CHOOSE SPELL: MEMORIZE EXIT

MEMORIZE selects a spell to be memorized.  A spell is not actually memorized
until it has been chosen from the Memorize Menu and the character has rested
long enough to imprint the spell on his or her mind.  After selecting the
spells to memorize, the computer verifies your choices.

SCRIBE displays the Scribe Menu and a list of all of the spells on magic-user
scrolls.  Before spells can be scribed, they must either be identified at a
shop or the magic-user must cast read magic.  To scribe, select any spells to
be scribed into the character s spell book and select REST to actually scribe
the spells.  Scribing a spell takes the same amount of time as memorizing the
same spell.

SCRIBE MENU

CHOOSE SPELL: SCRIBE EXIT

SCRIBE selects a spell to transfer from a magic-user scroll into a spell book.

DISPLAY lists the magic that currently affects the party.  This includes spells
like bless or invisibility, plus effects like diseases.  This is an important
command because diseased characters cannot regain hit points until they have a
cure disease spell cast on them.

REST is identical to the Encamp Menu command.  Remember: A character s spells
are not memorized until he has rested the necessary time.

CIVILIZATION

Towns provide many valuable services and supplies for the adventurer.  In these
places you find inns, shops, training halls, temples, and taverns.  Go to town
not only to adventure, but also to purchase new equipment and magic items, and
to rest and regain spells and hit points.

Inns are safe resting places where party members can recuperate and regain
spells and hit points.

Shops are places to buy and sell equipment using the Shop Menu.

SHOP MENU

BUY VIEW TAKE POOL SHARE APPRAISE EXIT

BUY displays the items available in the shop.  Highlight the items that the
active character will buy and select BUY.

VIEW displays the character screen with the SELL and ID commands available in
the Items Menu.

SELL causes the shopkeeper to make an offer on the highlighted item.  Sold
items may not be recovered.

ID is used to identify an item.  The shop charges 20 steel pieces for the
service.

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TAKE is used to pick up coins from the party s money pool.  Select TAKE and
choose the type and amount of coins, gems, or jewelry to take.

POOL places all of the party members coins, gems, and jewelry into a pool
which any member may use to make purchases.  Use the TAKE or SHARE
commands to pick up coins, gems, and jewelry from the money pool.

SHARE  picks up all the coins, gems, and jewelry from the pool and distributes
even shares among the party.

APPRAISE determines the monetary value of any gems or jewelry the character
has.  Select Appraise, then choose a gem or item of jewelry, and an appraisal
and purchase offer is made.  Accept the offer and the item is sold.  Reject the
offer and the gem or piece of jewelry becomes an item on the character s item
list.  Gems and jewelry cannot be used directly for purchase, they must be
appraised and sold first.

Temples offer healing spells and perform other clerical services.  Temple
services are free.

TEMPLE MENU

HEAL VIEW REPAIR EXIT

HEAL displays a list of the temple s healing spells.  Select HEAL, choose the
character on whom to cast the spell, and then the spell to be cast.

VIEW is identical to the Adventure Menu command.

REPAIR has the clerics cast all of the healing and restorative spells needed to
return your party to full strength and health.

EXIT returns you to the street outside the temple.

Taverns are rowdy places full of gossip, stories, and information.  Buy a round
of drinks and listen to the stories.

Banks are used to store items and money for you.  The following menu appears
when you select this command.

BANK MENU
VIEW TAKE POOL MONEY ITEMS EXIT

VIEW is identical to the Adventure Menu command except that in the Items Menu,
DROP is replaced by DEPOSIT, which places items in storage.  To store, select
ITEMS, highlight an item, then select DEPOSIT.

TAKE allows you to retrieve items and money from storage.  Select TAKE, then
select what to retrieve.

POOL places all of the party members coins, gems, and jewelry into storage.

MONEY is used to deposit money in storage.

ITEMS takes you directly to the Items Menu of the active character where you
can store items.

EXIT returns you to the street outside of the bank.

ENCOUNTERS

When a party comes across monsters or NPC s, an encounter occurs.  If the party
attacks immediately, it may receive a bonus to combat initiative.  If the
monsters surprise the party, the monsters can attack immediately and get a
bonus to their combat initiative.  If the monsters do not attack immediately,
the party can react by choosing from an Encounter Menu.  Encounter menus vary,
listing options for each situation.

SAMPLE ENCOUNTER MENU
COMBAT WAIT FLEE ADVANCE

In this sample menu you have opportunities to fight immediately, wait and see,
run away or move forward.

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Combat
In combat the computer chooses the active character.  Characters with higher
dexterity tend to go before characters with lower dexterity.  A character may
hold his action until later with the DELAY command.  There is a more detailed
description of combat in the Adventurer s Journal.

The active character centered on the screen at the start of his combat segment.
The active character s name, hit points, AC, and current weapons are displayed.
The Combat Menu lists the character s options.

COMBAT MENU
AIM USE CAST TURN GUARD QUICK
DELAY BANDAGE YELL VIEW SPEED END

The arrow keys or mouse may be used to move a character to adjacent squares.
While moving, the number of squares of available movement remaining is
displayed, as are the options UNDO and DONE.  UNDO returns the character to his
original square, but leaves intact any damage suffered by the character during
the canceled move.  DONE concludes the character s movement and allows the
selection of another option; the character may subsequently continue moving
with any remaining movement allowance if no other option is selected.

AIM allows weapons or spells to be targeted.  When aiming a ranged weapon, the
range to target is displayed above the menu bar.  If a character moves adjacent
to an enemy, and has no more bar movement remaining, the AIM command can be
used to attack with a melee weapon (sword, mace, etc.).  The AIM command can
also be used to survey the condition of your party and enemies.  As you move
the aim cursor over a character or monster, information about him is displayed
on the right of your screen-use this to survey the battlefield.

AIM MENU
NEXT PREV MANUAL TARGET CENTER EXIT

NEXT is used to look at all possible targets, starting with the closest target
and then going to the next farthest and so on.  NEXT and PREV only indicate
targets in the character s line of sight.

PREV (Previous) is the opposite of the NEXT command.  Use this command to look
at the possible targets starting with the farthest target and working back
toward the character.  This command is most often used to select a target for a
missile or magical attack.

MANUAL permits the player to aim anywhere on the map.  However, only targets in
the character s line of sight can actually be fired at.

TARGET is used to fire a missile or spell at the enemy where the cursor is
currently located.  This command can also be used to attack an adjacent enemy
with a melee weapon (sword, mace, etc.).  If this command is not displayed, the
target is out of range, not in line of sight, or invisible.

CENTER centers the screen around the cursor.  This is helpful when targeting
manually.

EXIT returns to the Combat Menu.

USE allows a character to activate an item without having to go through the
View Menu.  Items such as scrolls and wands are then targeted with the AIM
menu.

CAST is only available to spellcasters when they have cast spells available.
The spellcaster selects from the list of available spells and then targets with
AIM.  If the character has been hit recently, his concentration may be broken
and the CAST command does not appear.

TURN is a clerical power that attempts to destroy undead monsters or drive them
away from the party.  This affects only weak and undead monsters.

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GUARD sets a character to stand and attack the first enemy that moves adjacent.
GUARD is only an option if a character is armed with a melee weapon.

QUICK turns control of the character over to the computer.  Under computer
control, a fighting character with a readied missile weapon tends to hang back
and attack from a distance.  If a character has no readied missile weapon, he
readies a melee weapon and charges.  Single class magic-users fire missile
weapons and cast spells if magic is turned on (see your Data Card for Details).
They never rush into close combat, even if all of their missile attacks are
expended.

Consult your Data Card for instructions on regaining manual control and
toggling magic on and off for your computer.

DELAY causes the character to hold his turn until after the other characters
and monsters have acted.

BANDAGE gives first aid to a party member who is bleeding to death.  BANDAGE
stops the bleeding and keeps the character from losing more hit points.

YELL (kender only) orders an active kender character to taunt opponents.  If
the taunt is successful all opponents become enraged, suffer a combat penalty,
and direct as many attacks as possible at the yelling character.

VIEW displays the character screen and View Menu.  The USE command appears on
the Items Menu to permit such items as wands to be used in combat.

SPEED changes the game speed and is described under the ALT command in the
Encamp Menu.

END quits a character s turn.

After Combat
When combat is over, you see how many experience points each character receives
and then the Treasure Menu is displayed.  Most of the Treasure Menu is
displayed.  Most of the Treasure Menu commands work like the commands in the
Shop Menu.

TREASURE MENU
VIEW TAKE POOL SHARE DETECT EXIT

VIEW displays the character screen and View Menu.

TAKE permits the active character to pick up treasure from defeated monsters.
This only appears if the monsters had a treasure or the party has pooled its
funds.  A character carrying a large number of coins and heavy equipment may be
slowed in combat.

TAKE MENU
ITEMS MONEY EXIT

ITEMS lists the equipment in the treasure.  Frequently, the weapons and armor
used by monsters are not listed because they are poor quality and not worth
taking.

MONEY displays the number and type of coins, gems, and jewelry in the treasure.
Indicate the type then number of items the active character takes.

POOL places all of the party members coins into the treasure.  Use the TAKE or
SHARE commands to pick up coins from the treasure.

SHARE picks up the money treasure, divides it into shares, and distributes it
among the party.

DETECT has the active character cast a detect magic spell.  Magic items in the
treasure or party will be marked with an * .  This command only appears if the
active character has a detect magic spell available.

EXIT leaves the scene of the battle.  If any treasure remains, the option to
return to the Treasure Menu is displayed.


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