Corak's Notes on B3:
The Land of the Gargoyles is a truly destitute place. Treacherous waters swirl in Piranha Bay, the graveyard at the northern tip is plagued with undead, and the presence of the Moo Cult lingers in the air like a black cloud. As tradition would have it, pestilence follows the Gargoyles like eddies from their flapping wings.
Monsters in the area: Bugaboos, Ghouls.
Map of B3
Dark Warrior Keep. You need the Red Warrior Key to enter.
Cathedral of Carnage. You need the Blue Unholy Key to enter.
Captain Squib's hut. If you pay him 2000 gold, Captain Squib will sail you to Swamp Town, in area E2. Beware that this is a dangerous place and returning the same way is impossible, so don't accept this offer unless you're certain you can handle it.
Bugaboo Lair. Destroy it to stop Bugaboos from re-appearing in the area. All party members will gain 25000 experience for doing this. You'll also get 50 Gems.
The Lamprey. Destroy it to stop Ghouls from re-appearing in the area. All party members will gain 100000 experience for doing this. You'll also get 5 random items.
The island in the northwest of this area is a part of the island where the Fountain of Nayarah is. It won't be there unless you have already ventured into the Pyramid of Storage and found the means of raising it.
I advise you to approach this area from the southwest, from the opening in the mountain range. This way you can destroy the Bugaboo lair right away. After doing so, clear the immediate area of Bugaboos and Ghouls, then proceed to point 5 of the map where you will find the Lamprey. It acts as the Ghoul lair, so kill it to stop Ghouls from re-appearing.
Aside from the two lairs, there are two more exhumed graves in the area. One lies two squares north of the Cathedral of Carnage, the other is one square south and and four east of the Cathedral. If you approach them, a rotting corpse will give you a riddle to solve. If you can solve them, the corpses will tell you the wedding days of Blackwind and Greywind. If you can't figure out the answers, look them up in the Puzzle Spoilers section.
Don't enter the hut that's located directly northwest of where the Lamprey was: Entering it will severely damage all party members.
The hut due south of the Cathedral of Carnage houses the Gargoyle Shrine. If you pray at the shrine, the AC of all Evil characters will be temporarily increased by 50. Neutral characters will be unaffected. But if there are any Good characters in the party, every party member will receive heavy damage for praying at the shrine instead.
Don't miss the extremely useful Arcane spell scrolls hidden in the mountains:
* One space west from the Gargoyle Shrine you'll find an Enchant Item
* One space south and three spaces west from the Cathedral of Carnage is an Etherealise scroll;
* Three spaces east from the Cathedral of Carnage there's a Teleport scroll.
One last thing. You may notice the many whirlpools in this area. Be careful not to step into one, as this will remove the effects of Walk on Water and transport you back ashore.
|Area||How to get there|
|Dark Warrior Keep||Go to point 1 on the map|
|Cathedral of Carnage||Go to point 2 on the map|
|Swamp Town - area E2||Go to point 3 on the map and pay 2000 gold|
|Valley of the Trolls(B2)||Go north from this area|
|Evil Eye Forest(A3)||Go west from this area|
|Locust Grove(B4)||Go south from this area|
|Isle of Fire: Southwest(C3)||Go east from this area|