Ultima 2: Quest of the Avatar
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How do you get into the Abyss?
Short walkthrough and hints
Game Genie codes
How do you get into the Abyss?
Sent in by Bob
First of all you have to collect all the runes. Then you have to raise
your virtue levels by doing things like giving the beggar money which
raises your sacrifice. (The way you see if your level is rising is that
you go visit Hawkwind at the castle.) Then when there maxed out you
go find there shrines and meditate there and you'll get afterhood. After
you have visited all the shrines you go find the caves and search them
until you find the stones. Now you're ready to go to the Abyss.
Short walkthrough and hints
Sent in by Gillian Kinney
Locations of the runes
Compassion - At the foot of the stairs in Britain's inn.
Honesty - In Moonglow, three steps south of the brick square
Valor - On the "ouchie floor" in the basement of the Jhelom inn.
Justice - In Vorpal's cell in Yew.
Honor - In the field in Trinsic.
Sacrifice - In Zircon's furnace in Minoc.
Spirituality - Walk through a secret door to the right of the mage
on the first floor of Lord British's castle. Search the space between
the treasure chests.
Humility - Behind the stable in Paws.
Virtues - their colors, compositions, cities and characters
Compassion - yellow love Britain Iolo, the bard
Honesty - blue truth Moonglow Mariah, the mage
Valor - red courage Jhelom Geoff, the fighter
Justice - green truth and love Yew Jaana, the druid
Honor - purple truth and courage Trinsic Dupre, the paladin
Sacrifice - orange love and courage Minoc Julius, the tinker
Spirituality - white truth, love, and courage Skara Brae Shamino,
Humility - black none of the above Magincia Katrina, the shepherd
The left moon is called Trammel the right, Felucca. Trammel
governs when a gate opens at a location Felucca controls where
the gate goes. Each town has a phase that both opens the local
moongate and lets you warp there from a different place. They
are as follows:
New - Moonglow
Waxing crescent - Britain
First quarter - Jhelom
Waxing gibbous - Yew
Full - Minoc
Waning gibbous - Trinsic
Last quarter - Skara Brae
Waning crescent - Magincia
Enter the moongate at Minoc at double full moons to reach the
Shrine of Spirituality. At double new moons, enter the moongate
at Moonglow and search immediately after reappearing to find
the black stone. The white stone is in a cave in the Serpent's
Go to coordinates 149,46 and search at double new moons to
find Fungus. Look for the single patch of swamp west of Vesper.
Search it at double new moons to find Manroot. A far easier
way to acquire Manroot is to buy it. At the Buccaneer's Den,
press Select when talking to the herb salesman, and you can
buy Manroot at $20 a pop. Note: In either location, don't waste
your time standing for more than one moon cycle - the herbs
are only regenerated when you stay at an inn. A good
Fungus-harvesting technique is to keep a ship at Skara Brae,
sail to the Fungus forest from there, and collect. Return to
Skara Brae, stay at the inn, and repeat. The enemies you meet
while waiting for the correct moon phases will more than
finance your trips!
At the guild in Vesper, press Select and you can buy the Sextant
for $900. This is the most practical way to find the "fungus farm",
so it's well worth the cost.
Instead of buying torches, purchase Ash so you can use the Light
spell to illuminate dungeons. It costs far less. Don't even bother
seeking the remote dungeon entrances - simply descend to the 8th
level of Hythloth (from Lord British's castle) and enter through the
How to rack up tons of $$$: Go to Shame through Hythloth.
Ascend to the 6th floor. Push on the east wall to find a roomful
of treasure chests. Get them all, descend to level 8, go into the
altar room, and return to Shame. The chests will reappear. You
can get at least $1000 every time. When you get tired, use Exit
and Gate to return to Britain. (Gate uses Manroot, so buy more
at the Buccaneer's Den when you run low.)
If you must deal with a crowd of tree monsters, use Negate ASAP
so they don't put you to sleep turn after turn after turn after...well,
I think you get the idea. They're not very powerful, but it is a real
PITY to keep getting put to sleep.
Tremor is a macho help in the Abyss, and it even works on sea monsters.
The strongest party consists of characters you can get right
from the beginning. I recommend starting out as a Paladin (choose
Honor every time you are able to). Warp to Britain and pick up
Iolo. Warp to Minoc and get Julius. Warp to Skara Brae and
recruit Shamino. Lastly, warp to Jhelom and get Geoff. (He'll
go to the hostel in Britain's castle where you can have him
join you later on if you choose.) Make sure you have both
Iolo and Shamino because they can fight with swords and
bows as well as use magic. Julius is a strong fighter, but
you might want to use Geoff instead because he's the only
one who can wield the Axe of Legend (Zircon makes it for
you when you give him the scale from the mountain cave)
Cove is difficult to find - it's off the inland lake northeast of
Britain. If you try to balloon there, take along TONS of herbs
for the Wind spell. You can also sail your ship into a whirlpool,
but these do not appear until late in the game. Look for
whirlpools off the coasts of Britain and Trinsic.
Locations of some important items
Key - Purchased at Buccaneer's Den or Vesper.
Horn - Search the island north of Magincia.
Bell - Search the shallows north of Serpent's Hold.
Book - Search the shelf of the Lyceum library.
Candle - In a treasure chest in Cove.
Skull - Search between three volcanoes in the south sea.
Awesome Avatar sword and armor - In the Lyceum and Empath
Abbey (the stairway is endless if you're not an Avatar yet)
Tips on attaining Avatarhood in virtues
Honesty - Give the blind salesman the correct amount each time
(I haven't seen an advantage in overpaying). Don't open treasure
chests in towns or castles (the one in the temple in Cove is OK, though)
Compassion - Give money to all the beggars you see, even if it's just a dollar.
Valor - Don't run away from battle.
Spirituality - Talk to everybody you see. Visit Hawkwind, the seer, often.
Sacrifice - Give tons and tons and tons of blood until the healer
won't take anymore from you. See Lord British and tell him you're
not in good health. He'll heal you for free. Repeat the process till
you're worthy of Avatarhood.
I haven't figured out exactly how to speed up the process for Honor,
Justice, and Humility. It just happens as you go through the game.
Caveat: Don't steal/refuse to give blood/etc. once you've attained
Avatarhood, or you'll lose it and have to build up your credentials again.
Important dungeon note: In the stone rooms, answer yes to the
question you're asked, no matter how strangely it's worded.
Make sure to give the beggar in Despise money.
Game Genie codes
Mage start's with____
EYKPTIPA 61,584 gold
NNVPTIAA 65,480 Hit Points
NNNOIIAO 255 Strength
NYOPTTAE 65,405 Experience Points
NAXAKYZE Chain Cost's 34,648, but sells for 17,320, more
money than you can hold.
Fighter start's with___
ENNOYSLO Strength 255
ENVOZIPE 63,532 Hit Points
EENPYIAE 136,836 Magic Points
Sent in by Tony Hedstrom
These codes will work with a new game, or a saved game.
PAEESYGT Club costs $1 instead of $100
AAOAKYLA (+1) sword costs $52 instead of $820
AAXAVYLA Ring costs $32 instead of $800
AAOAKYLA + PAOAUYGL (+1) sword costs $1 instead of $820
AAXAVYLA + PAXASYAZ Ring costs $1 instead of $800