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PostSubject: Shadow crypt   Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:48 pm

Here are my notes, cut + pasted unedited. Summary to follow..

Code:
SW tower = red
NW tower = yellow
SE tower = blue
NE tower = green

                        N    E    S    W
1  Shrine/Entrance      1N    2S!  7N!  12W!
2  SW red chamber        13N  4S!  3N    10N!
3  SW red water          2E    5N    13W  11N
4  SE blue maze          2W!  6N    5E    8N
5  NW yellow flames      7S    6E    10E  4E
6  SW red spiders        7W    3E    10W  14E
7  NW yellow maze        9W!  11E  4W    1W
8  NE green spiders      9E    13S  4N!  5S!
9  NE green maze        2N    1S    10S  8S!
10 SE blue water        11W!  1E    12N  9S
11 NW yellow spiders    3S    12E  13E!  6S
12 NE green chamber      9N    8E!  12S!  7E
13 SE blue chamber      8W    5W    6N    3W
14 boss                  .    11S  .    .

SW:chamber,water,spiders
SE:maze,water,chamber
NE:chamber,spiders,maze
NW:spiders,maze,flames

Starting move
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Go west from the shrine room:

 End up at:            Layout  Room
NE green chamber (W)      1      8
SE blue chamber (W)      2      14
NW yellow water (W)      3      3


Layout 1
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                        N    E    S    W
1  Shrine/Entrance      1N    11S  4N    8W
2  boss                  .    3S    .    .
3  NW yellow spiders    10S  8E    14E  9S
4  NW yellow maze        7W    3E    13W  1W
5  NW yellow flames      4S    9E    12E  13E
6  NE green spiders      7E    14S  13N  5S
7  NE green maze        11N  1S    12S  6S
8  NE green chamber      7N    6E    8S    4E
9  SW red spiders        4W    10E  12W  2E
10 SW red water          11E  5N    14W  3N
11 SW red chamber        14N  13S  10N  12N
12 SE blue water        3W    1E    8N    7S
13 SE blue maze          11W  9N    5E    6N
14 SE blue chamber      6W    5W    9N    10W

only need east and south tours, but can start with west for compatibility.
for boss from shrine: W, then east and flip until SW red spiders, then west
For west tour first, first room will be NE green chamber.

Layout 2 - fully double-checked
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                        N    E    S    W
1  Shrine/Entrance      10N!  8E!  11S!  14W!
2  boss                  .    5E!  .    .
3  NW yellow spiders    13N!  1S!  11W!  6W!
4  NW yellow water      1N!  7N!  12W!  2E!
5  NW yellow flames      6S!  13S!  5W!  1W!
6  NE green flames      12E!  5N!  6E!  10W!
7  NE green maze        4N!  10S!  12S!  9E!
8  NE green chamber      14N!  7E!  8S!  3N!
9  SW red water          11N!  13E!  3W!  13W!
10 SW red maze          10E!  3E!  14E!  9S!      (easy dirs)
11 SW red flames        6N!  4S!  11E!  3S!
12 SE blue spiders      14S!  4W!  4E!  1E!
13 SE blue maze          9W!  3N!  7S!  12N!    (easy dirs)
14 SE blue chamber      7W!  9N!  5S!  8N!

Start with west tour. First room will be SE blue chamber.
Then shrine and do east tour, and stop at boss.
Ignore north and south tours.

Layout 3
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                        N    E    S    W
1  Shrine/Entrance      6W!  14W!  10S!  3W!
2  boss                  .    7S!  .    .
3  NW yellow water      5N!  11E!  13W!  15W!
4  NW yellow maze        6S!  10N!  1S!  9S!
5  NW yellow chamber    4S!  1W!  5E!  3N!
6  NE green water        6N!  4E!  9E!  13E!
7  NE green flames      15S!  2E!  5S!  14E!
8  NE green chamber      1N!  1N!  1N!  1N!
9  SW red spiders        3S!  7E!  10W!  12W!
10 SW red flames        15E!  5W!  12S!  11N!
11 SW red chamber        1N!  7W!  4W!  13S!
12 SE blue water        12E!  8W!  7N!  9W!
13 SE blue maze          15N!  11S!  1E!  14N!    (easy dirs)
14 SE blue flames        11W!  9N!  4S!  12N!
15 **NE green spiders**  3E!  6E!  13N!  10E!

4 tours from shrine covers all rooms except boss.
Suggest starting with west tour to be compatible with layout 2.
(First room will be NW yellow water.)
for boss from shrine: E,E,E,E
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PostSubject: Re: Shadow crypt   Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:10 am

Summary, as promised...

Severn's Map of the Shadow Crypt

The crypt is laid out as a series of square rooms, whose four exits are linked to four other rooms by a logical, rather than physical, map. This means that going east out of room 1 won't necessarily lead to a room 2 that is east of room 1, nor will you necessarily be starting on the west side of room 2 when you enter it. Nor will leaving room 2 by going west take you back to room 1.

The map is organised as four towers, in the corners of the maps (NW, NE, SE, SW), surrounding the central shrine. Each tower is associated with a colour (the lighting of the rooms will reflect this colour), and all the cogs looted in that tower will be of that colour. Each tower has several floors, and the final boss room is directly above (or below) the central shrine.

So on to the mapping. Define a "tour" as follows:

1) Start from the shrine room and pick a starting direction (say, west).
2) Leave the room in that direction.
3) When you arrive in the new room, remember which side you entered on (in our example, you would expect it to be the east side, but it probably won't be). Let's say you're on the north side.
4) Kill everything in the room and recover the cog.
5) Go out the way you came in (in this case, go north).
6) Repeat until you return to the shrine room.

To summarise: enter a room, kill everything, get the cog, go out the way you came in. Rinse and repeat.

There are 3 layouts to the Shadow Crypt, and the one you get is chosen randomly when you enter. By doing all 4 possible tours (north, south, east and west), you are guaranteed to visit every cog room (you may visit some rooms more than once) and will have the full set of 12 (13 in one layout for some reason). 2 cogs of each colour is all you need to reach the boss; 3 of each colour gain you access to the bonus chest at the end.

However, you don't need to waste time doing all the tours, and only one layout has the boss corridor actually directly on a tour (if you reach it before you are ready, just complete the tour and you'll be back at the shrine). Therefore, I suggest the following optimisation:

1) When you start, start with the west tour.
2) The first room you encounter, look it up in Table 1 below. This will tell you which layout you are using. (My names for the rooms might be a little confusing - look at the location of the room relative to the shrine.)
3) Complete your tour.
4) Do the other tours specified in the table.
5) Use the route to the boss in Table 1.

Regarding the shrine, there's no need to save it for the boss fight, as there is a shrine immediately before the vampire. Just make sure you have enough juice left to kill the wraiths in the antechamber before the vampire, and you'll be fine.

The key rule about this quest is this: stick together! Wait for every member of your group to have entered the room before you start on to the next. If you break this rule, sooner or later one person will get split from the group and have to be rescued. The simplest way is either to use dimension door, or to leave the quest and reenter (affecting everyone's xp now, but really, you don't want to be hunting them down). You have been warned!

Table 1 - first room on west tour

RoomLayoutTours neededRoute to boss
NE green chamber1W, S, EWest. Do east tour from there; stop at SW red spiders. West.
SE blue chamber2W, EEast tour. Boss is mid-tour.
NW yellow water3W, S, E, NEast, east, east, east.
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PostSubject: Re: Shadow crypt   Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:00 am

I got:-

The crypt is laid out as a series of square rooms, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Kill everything in the room

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I think my plan will be to follow you mate. A man should know his weaknesses!
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