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Might be magic...
No immediate plans to run this game, but thought I'd make a place to put some ideas down.

As before with UW1, thecybercat has already created a brilliant (unofficial) speedrun of this game (about 52m 19s):
Bootstrike link
Youtube link

Some ideas:
* "Easy Move" - SHIFT + WASDX removes need for Water Walk in some places
* Spells might actually be very useful in this run:
  - Lightning - part of the attraction of this is that you can fire off lightning balls at a really fast rate - more than 1 per second
  - Bleeding - for close combat
  - Levitate + Easy Move travels as fast as Fly
  - Mending for Cudgel of Entry, possibly for light sources (yep, it repairs those too)
  - Fireball might also make it easier to die and respawn at the gem
  - Gate Travel would also be great once we get a moonstone, but might be a bit difficult to cast (must be level 11 or 12 to cast I think)

* If we can get Gate Travel, there's a couple of different ways you can use the moonstones since there are two of them in this game:
  - Cast Gate Travel on the moonstone in your inventory to teleport to the other one
  - Drop a moonstone on the ground, then cast Gate Travel on it to allow return travel back to the original spot

* Useful scrolls and potions that I know of:
  - Colorless Potion of Increase Mana (through teleporter in Nystul's room)
  - Scroll of Telekinesis (Castle level 3, with moonstone)
  - Scroll of Reveal, Purple Potion of Flameproof (Castle level 4, near grey rat)
  - Scroll of Daylight (Castle level 5, top of waterfall)
  - Scroll of Water Walk (Ice Caverns level 1, skeletons)
  - Colorless Potion of Mana Boost (Ice Caverns level 1, Southern area)
  - Scroll of Freeze Time, Scroll of Smite Foe, Scroll of Summon Demon (Ice Caverns, Anudunos - can't reach without Portal spell)
  - Scroll of Reveal (Pits of Carnage level 1, NW corridor)
  - Scroll of Portal (Pits of Carnage level 1, NE, near stairs)
  - Scroll of Fireball (Pits of Carnage level 1, Dorstag's secret room)
  - Colorless Potion of Regain Mana (Pits of Carnage level 2, NW behind secret door)
  - Purple Potion of Iron Flesh (Pits of Carnage level 3, W area behind Dire Reaper)
  - More to come...
Thread title:  
Sandbagging
Looking forward to the improvements you will find. Good luck! Smiley
Might be magic...
I've created an items list for UW2. The letters in the list correspond to map locations as I was going through the game, so it might not make a whole lot of sense without the maps, but it's useful to do a search for key items (like Potion of Iron Flesh, Potion of Basilisk Oil, etc) and get a vague idea of where they can be found.

Castle Level 1:
A:
Leather Vest (servicable)
Leather Boots (servicable)
Note: "Avatar -- Please come to the throne room as soon as possible. Lord British shall be holding a meeting to discuss our options in this sudden crisis. -- Miranda"
Sack containing:
Map
Thread
Dagger (badly worn)
Chest containing:
Dagger (servicable)
Bowl
Quiver
Note: "Dear Avatar, Greetings, old friend! I hope this letter finds thee in good health. 'Tis now almost a year since thy defeat of the Guardian..."
Through secret door...
Flute
Box containing:
Sling
Sling bullets x 9
Bet Rune
Jux Rune
Sanct Rune
In Rune
Ort Rune
Mani Rune
Pack containing:
Dagger (servicable)
Torch (somewhat used) x 3
Bread (stale) x 3
Bottle of Water x 2
Bedroll
Lockpick
C:
Crossbow (servicable, belonging to Iolo)
Box containing:
Crossbow Bolts x 8 (belonging to Iolo)
D:
Bottle of Ale x 7
Wooden Shield (servicable, belonging to Dupre)
Shortsword (servicable, belonging to Dupre)
Chest containing:
Hand Axe (servicable, belonging to Dupre)
Cudgel (servicable, belonging to Dupre)
Leather Vest (servicable, belonging to Dupre)
E:
Red Potion of Cure Poison
F:
Green Potion of Hallucination x 2
Yellow Potion of Lesser Heal
Lots of books - useless


Castle Level 2:
A:
Green Potion of Hallucination (on shelf)
Yellow Potion of Lesser Heal (on table)
Purple Potion of Resist Blows (on table)
Colorless Potion of Increase Mana (on table)
Bottle of Water (on table)
Green Potion of Hallucination (on floor)
Box (left) containing:
Uus Rune
Des Rune
Por Rune
Note: "No practical application found yet for this spell. May be too undignified for use by most wizards. I prefer the more difficult 'Slow Fall' spell" - referring to "Bounce" spell (UDP)
Box (right) - empty
Rel Rune (on table)
Ylem Rune (on table)
Des Rune (under table)
an unblemished black pearl (on table)
B:
Helmet (badly worn)
Breastplate (worn)
Broadsword (servicable)
Leather Cap (servicable)
Rock Hammer x 3
Battle Axe (badly worn)
Axe x 2 (servicable)
Crossbow (servicable)
Bow (servicable)
Cudgel (worn)
Mace (worn)
Light Mace x 3 (servicable)
Tower Shield (worn)
Wooden Shield x 3 (servicable)
Small Shield x 3 (servicable)
Leather Leggings (servicable)
Mail Shirt (servicable)
Leather Vest (servicable)
Chest containing:
Leather Leggings of Stealth (servicable)
Dagger of Unsurpassed Accuracy (servicable)
Barrel containing 18 Arrows
Barrel containing 17 Crossbow Bolts

Castle Level 3:
A:
Thread
B:
Lockpick
Oil Flask
Box containing:
Lor Rune
Lockpick
Purple Potion of Resist Blows
Sack containing:
Bottle of Ale
Bottle of Water
Piece of Meat (day old) x 2
Pastry (day old)
C:
Bedroll
Bottle of Ale
Bottle of Water x 2
D:
Buckler (servicable)
Leather Leggings (servicable)
Coins x 7
Coins x 7
E:
Shortsword of Minor Damage (servicable)
Chain Boots (servicable)
Piece of Cheese (day old)
F:
Leather Gloves (badly worn)
G:
Chest containing:
Ex Rune
Scroll of Mass Confusion
Colorless Potion of Basilisk Oil
Coins x 14
Crown (cursed, undamaged)
Chain Gauntlets (servicable)
Lantern (nearly full)
Sapphire (unblemished)
Piece of Meat (day old)
H:
Leather Boots (badly worn)
Leather Leggings (servicable)
J:
Leeches
K:
Bottle of Water x 3
Loaf of Bread x 2 (mold-covered)
Note: "Sabo, have you seen what's going on with the moving platform system? One of the main elevators is jammed, and I don't even want to talk about the ones near the castle ladder. Also, I'm having more problems with giant slugs in my office. Is there anything you can do? - Harry"
L:
Bedroll x 3
Barrel containing:
Fish x 3 (worm-infested)
Piece of Meat x 2 (worm-infested)
Apple (worm-infested)
Torch (somewhat used)
N:
Piece of Meat x 3 (worm-infested)
Barrel containing:
Wand of Deadly Seeker (slightly worn, 12 full charges)
Colorless Potion of Dispel Hunger
Helmet (badly worn)
Coins x 9
O:
Note: "Harry -- I'm not going to be able to get you that slug repellent until Thursday, so I hope you can hold on until then. In the meantime, I'd stop storing food in your office. -Sabo"
Barrel (middle) containing:
Leather Vest of Additional Protection (servicable)
Barrel (left) containing:
Piece of Cheese (stale)
Piece of Cheese (moldy)
Acid Slug x 3 (hostile)
Barrel (corner, empty)
P:
Box containing:
Chain Cowl of Valor (servicable)
Scroll of Repel Undead
Ghost containing:
Copper Ring (undamaged)
Large Blue Gem (unblemished)
Q:
Torch (nearly spent)
Pack containing:
Yellow Potion of Heal
Dagger (servicable)
Coins x 4
Candle x 2 (somewhat used)
Flute
R:
Haunt containing:
Key (to chest)
Chest containing:
Nox Rune
Scroll of Telekinesis
Moonstone
Silver Key
Coins x 13
Sceptre (unblemished)
Ruby (unblemished)

Castle Level 4:
A:
Black Eggshell x 6 (belonging to a spider)
Scroll of Night Vision
Chain Gauntlets (servicable)
B:
Wand of Lightning (slightly worn, with 5 full charges)
Mail Leggings (servicable, belonging to a headless)
Coins x 12 (belonging to a headless)
Lantern (nearly full)
Oil Flask x 3
Piece of Meat (day old)
C:
Fishing Pole
D:
Scroll of Lesser Heal
E:
Shortsword (servicable)
F:
Scroll of Tremor
Jeweled Sword of Major Damage (servicable, must search large plant)
Sapphire (unblemished)
Torch (burned out)
Coins x 11
Key to Armory "The key is worn and tarnished from heavy use" (under debris)
G:
Scroll of Reveal
Purple Potion of Flameproof
Piece of Cheese (moldy, belonging to a rat)
Scroll of Cure Poison
H:
Scroll of (?)
J:
Wand of Magic Arrow (slightly worn, 7 full charges)
K:
Leather Cap (servicable)
L:
Fishing Pole
Fish (rotten)
Fish (worm-infested)
Sack (empty)

Castle Level 5:
A:
Scroll of Deadly Seeker
B:
Emerald of Restore Mana (unblemished 2 full charges)
Leather Gloves (cursed, servicable)
C:
Leather Vest of Toughness (servicable)
Piece of Cheese (day old, belonging to a rat)
D:
Yellow Potion of Heal
E:
Small Shield (servicable)
Pack containing:
Torch (half-burned)
Apple (worm-infested)
Candle x 2 (half-burned)
F:
Purple Potion of Flameproof
Light Mace (servicable)
Sapphire (unblemished, belonging to a ghost)
Goblet (undamaged)
G:
Por Rune
Scroll of Daylight
Chain Cowl ()

Prison Tower Level 1:
A:
Grey Stone
Leather Boots x 2 (servicable)
Sling Stone x 2
Oil Flask x 3
Flute
Box containing:
Dagger (worn)
Dagger (badly worn)
Candle x 6 (somewhat used)
Barrel containing:
Arrow x 10
Piece of Cheese (moldy)
Bread (moldy)

Prison Tower Level 2:
A:
Bedroll x 4
Chest containing:
Fraznium Gauntlets (servicable)
Light Mace (Excellent)
B:
Bottle of Ale x 2
Bottle of Wine

Prison Tower Level 3:

Prison Tower Level 4:
A:
Human named Felix containing:
Box of Create Food with 10 full charges
B:
Goblin named Janar containing:
Coins x 10
Leather Cap (excellent)
Leather Vest (badly worn)
Shortsword (excellent)
Keyring containing:
Small Grey Key
Gold Key with White Gem
C:
Axe (servicable)
Piece of Meat x 2 (day old)

Prison Tower Level 5:
A:
Wand of Light (slightly worn, 9 full charges)
B:
Fraznium Gauntlets (servicable, belonging to a goblin)
On Goblin Armorer:
Rel Rune
Sanct Rune
Ylem Rune
Fraznium Gauntlets (servicable)
C:
Box containing:
Breastplate (badly worn)
Chain Cowl (badly worn)
Sling Stone x 21
Note: "The Guardian is most displeased with your apparent lack of progress. I will be sending you the runes Rel, Sanct and Ylem to speed up your production rate. -- M.G."
Chest (right) containing:
Small Shield x 2 (servicable, belonging to a goblin)
Chest (left) containing:
Mail Shirt (badly worn, belonging to a goblin)
Shortsword x 4 (servicable, belonging to a goblin)


Prison Tower Level 6:
A:
Bottle of Ale x 3
Bottle x 2 (scuffed)
Box containing:
Piece of Meat x 2 (day old)
Piece of Cheese x 2 (day old)
Apple (day old)
B:
Bottle of Wine
Barrel containing:
Bottle of Ale x 2
Bread (stale)
Piece of Meat (smelly)
Chest containing:
Purple Potion of Missile Protection
Note: "Borne: Somewhere in the environs of your tower there is a gem of a hard black material. On your life, find it and keep it safe from theft. This matter is of the highest importance. -G"
Goblin named Lorne containing:
Cool Blackrock Gem (
Longsword (servicable)
Leather Vest (servicable)
Keyring containing:
Small Grey Key
Small Gold Key
Gold Key with White Gem
Large Grey Key

Prison Tower Level 7:
A:
Buckler x 5 (servicable, belonging to a goblin)
Shortsword x 5 (servicable, belonging to a goblin)
Bottle of Wine x 2
Bottle (scuffed)
Barrel containing debris


Prison Tower Level 8 - no items

Killorn Keep Level 1:
A:
Hand Axe (servicable)
Piece of Meat x 3 (day old)
B:
Yellow Potion of Lesser Heal
Red Potion of Cure Poison x 2
Green Potion of Poison x 2
Box (belonging to Altara) containing:
Coins x 6
Meat on a Stick (day old)
Piece of Cheese (day old)
Apple (day old)
C:
Mandolin
Chest (massive) containing:
Eyeball x 3 (fresh)
Bottle of Ale
D:
Shortsword x 3 (servicable)
Buckler x 3 (servicable)
Hand Axe x 3 (servicable)
Barrel containing:
Chain Cowl (servicable)
Leather Boots x 2 (servicable)
Leather Gloves x 3 (servicable)
Leather Cap x 3 (servicable)
E:
Map Case containing:
Note: "Make sure you remember to move the gem into the oubliette and then set up the trap as I directed. Screw this one up, Relk, and I'll have your skull made into a tankard. - M.G."
Chest containing:
Wand of Acid Spit (slightly worn, 8 charges, belonging to Relk)
Yellow Potion of Heal (belonging to Relk)
F:
Chest containing:
Sapphire (unblemished)
Meat on a Stick x 2 (day old)
Piece of Cheese (day old)
Flute
Merzan sells:
Potion of Lesser Heal - 15 coins
Potion of Resist Blows - 20 coins
Potion of Mana Boost - 30 coins
Potion of Greater Heal - 35 coins
Potion of Restore Mana - 50 coins
Potion of Invisibility - 75 coins
Potion of Iron Flesh - 100 coins (must first ask him about "iron flesh")

Killorn Keep Level 2:
A:
Meat on a Stick x 2 (worm-infested)
Piece of Cheese (worm-infested)
Barrel containing:
Meat on a Stick x 3 (worm-infested)
B:
Purple Potion of Missile Protection
Green Potion of Hallucination
Piece of Cheese x 2 (moldy, belonging to a rat)
Barrel (right) containing:
Scroll of Cure Poison
Gold Key with White Gem
Mail Leggings (badly worn)
Axe (servicable)

Barrel (middle) containing:
Bow (servicable)
Arrows x 12
Meat on a Stick x 3 (day old)
Barrel (left) containing:
Torch (somewhat used)
C:
Red Ring (cursed, unblemished)
Barrel containing:
Wand of Magic Arrow (slightly worn, 14 charges)
Plate Boots (badly worn)
Crossbow Bolt x 12
Sling Stone x 12
Lockpick x 2
D:
Cool Blackrock Gem
Longsword of Major Accuracy (servicable)

Ice Caverns Level 1:
A:
Note: "...worms are much tougher than we first thought. The snow cats are less dangerous, although one of them almost ot Ripkin when she fell through the ice. Worst of all are the snowball-throwing Yeti, which..."
Pack containing:
Wis Rune
Scroll of Water Walk
Scroll of Map Area
Mandolin
Bedroll
Piece of Map 1
Note: "We have found the entrance to the cave which we believe to contain the lost city of Anodunos, long frozen by our first ice age. Presently, we are searching for a place to camp which is safe from the many hostile ice creatures here."
Skeleton containing:
Pack containing:
Crossbow (servicable)
Crossbow Bolt x 12
Dagger (servicable)
Bedroll
Leeches
Flute
Skeleton containing:
Pack containing:
Bottle of Ale x 4
Fish x 4 (day old)
Piece of Meat x 2 (day old)
Green Mushroom x 2
Bedroll
Skeleton containing:
Pack containing:
Rock Hammer
Pole
Thread
Hand Axe (servicable)
Oil Flask
Bedroll
B:
Colorless Potion of Mana Boost
Red Potion of Cure Poison
C:
Wand of Frost (slightly worn, 9 charges)
Large Blue Gem (unblemished)
Hand Axe of Major Damage (servicable)
Yeti containing:
Small Blue Gem (unblemished)
D:
Purple Potion of Thick Skin
Dagger of Great Accuracy (servicable)
Coins x 14
Lockpick x 2
E:
Pack containing:
Buckler (servicable)
Apple (day old)
Torch (nearly spent)
F:
Golem containing:
Silver Key
G:
Ruby (unblemished, belonging to a ghost)
Coins x 7 (belonging to a ghost)
Leather Cap (servicable)
Pack (belonging to a ghost) containing:
Lor Rune
Ort Rune
Silver Ring of Protection (undamaged)
Shortsword of Great Accuracy (servicable)
Torch (half burned)
Torch (burned out)
Fish (smelly)
H:
Note: "Instru. . .m control. Manipu. . .auses th. . .ze to chan. . .wo step process. To get the ke. . .ake sure the leve. . .ch and chain are all. . .To rea. . .oor, lower the. . .nd swtch, and pres. . .walk through the force f. . .to maze. . .stroy this note aft. . .else we'll both hang. Much of this note is smudged and unreadable.
I:
Brown Key with Red Gem

Ice Caverns Level 2:
A:
Yellow Potion of Greater Heal
B:
Mani Rune
Sack containing:
In Rune
Quas Rune
Wand of Smite Undead (slightly worn, 3 charges)
Tower Shield (cursed, servicable)
Note: "3 roots Mandrake, 4 clumps blood moss, 3 bunches dream-spice, 10 cloves garlic."
Note: "Rune Order Form: Resist Blows: Bet, In, Sanct. Lesser Heal: In, Bet, Mani. Locate: Bet, Wis, Ex. Speed: Rel, Tym, Por"
C:
Grav Rune
Rel Rune
Uus Rune
Sceptre of Mana Boost (unblemished, 4 charges)
Chest containing:
Coins x 30
D:
Plate Boots (badly worn)
E:
Purple Potion of Thick Skin
F:
Plate Leggings (badly worn)
Coins x 15
Ruby (unblemished)
Emerald (unblemished)
G:
Bow (servicable)
Dream Plant x 5
Box containing:
Arrows x 9
Note: ". . .have frozen over, only the Filanium deposits to the southast are still viable. To make matters worse, a tribe of Yeti has. . ."
K:
Scroll of Freeze Time
Scroll of Smite Foe
Scroll of Summon Demon
L:
Broadsword of Poison Weapon (badly worn)
Mace of Major Damage (badly worn)
Tower Shield (badly worn)

Talorus Level 1:
A:
Amethyst Rod
Nutritious Wafer x 4
Storage Crystal x 10
Strange Arifact x 2
B:
Resilient Spheres
C:
Light Sphere x 2 (hardly used)
D:
Storage Crystal M4Y8
Note: "For Avatar: Controller Crystal M4Y8"
Grey Stone
Nutritious Wafer x 2
Strange Artifact
Curious Implement
Note: "For Eloemosynator"
Resilient Sphere x 6
Storage Crystal x 3
Sapphire (unblemished)
Fish (day old)

Talorus Level 2:
A:
Storage Crystal E0Y2
Leather Boots of Bouncing (worn)
Sceptre of Shockwave (unblemished, 4 charges)
Leather Boots x 10 (servicable)
Leather Gloves (servicable)
Leather Cap (servicable)
Pole
Torch (somewhat used)
Lump of Wax
B:
Delgnigzator
C:
Cool Blackrock Gem

Pits of Carnage Level 1:
A:
Wand of Fireball (slightly worn, 6 charges)
B:
Chest containing:
Des Rune (belonging to Zaria)
Por Rune (belonging to Zaria)
Scroll of Flame Wind
Colorless Potion of Basilisk Oil (belonging to Zaria)
Yellow Potion of Greater Heal (belonging to Zaria)
Wand of Magic Arrow (slightly worn, 14 charges, belonging to Zaria)
C:
Scroll of Reveal
D:
Dream Plant x 2
E:
Plate Leggings (cursed, servicable)
Dream Plant x 2
Piece of Meat (day old, belonging to a rat)
F:
Leather Leggings of Additional Toughness (badly worn)
Dagger (badly worn)
Pole
G:
Scroll of Portal
Small Shield of Additional Protection (servicable)
Lockpick
Torch (half-burned)
H:
Human named Dorstag containing:
Cool Blackrock Gem
J:
Cudgel of Entry (servicable)
Plate Leggings (servicable)
Broadsword (servicable)
Battle Axe (servicable)
Mace (servicable)
Hand Axe (servicable)
Leather Vest (excellent)
Helmet (badly worn)
Plate Boots (servicable)
Leather Gloves (servicable)
Gold Coffer containing:
Scroll of Fireball
Wand of Cure Poison (slightly worn, 7 charges)
Chest containing:
Coins x 24
Red Gem (unblemished)
Large Blue Gem (marred)
Small Blue Gem (unblemished)
Small Blue Gem (marred)
Pits of Carnage Level 2:
A:
Dream Plant x 2
B:
Light Mace (servicable)
C:
Mace of Major Damage (servicable)
D:
Wand of Daylight (slightly worn, 4 charges)
Lockpick
Ruby (unblemished)
E:
Jeweled Axe (servicable)
Helmet (servicable)
Coin
Piece of Meat (day old)
F:
Grav Rune
Jux Rune
Rel Rune
Brown Potion of Speed
Colorless Potion of Regain Mana
Jeweled Shield (servicable)
Coins x 15
Goblet (undamaged)
Ruby (unblemished)
Large Blue Gem x 2 (unblemished
G:
Wand of Mending (slightly worn, 3 charges)
Coins x 9
H:
Red Gem (unblemished)
Small Blue Gem (unblemished)
J:
An Rune
Kal Rune
Mani Rune
Candle x 3 (somewhat used)
K:
Human named Zoranthus containing:
Ort Rune
Red Gem (unblemished)
Note: "Ethereal effects of various spells: Locate - none. Map Area - none. Roaming Sight - none. Create Food - normal. Tremor - very strange."

Pits of Carnage Level 3:
A:
Battle Axe of Great Accuracy (worn)
Sceptre (unblemished)
Coins x 37
B:
Dire Reaper containing:
Piece of Wood of Lightning (18 charges)
C:
Vas Rune
Leather Cap of Missile Protection (excellent)
Sack containing:
Purple Potion of Iron Flesh
Wand of Magic Arrow (slightly worn, 29 charges)
Chain Gauntlets of Major Toughness (servicable)
Scroll of Heal
Coins x 20
D:
Emerald of Regain Mana (unblemished, 2 charges)
E:
Liche containing:
Flam Rune
Scroll of Reveal
Wand of Bleeding (slightly worn, 8 charges)
F:
Colorless Potion of Basilisk Oil x 3
Book: "This latest discovery is quite exciting. No longer having an active metabolism, it is useless to me, but I must write to Dr. Kintobor. The spice acts as a mild sedative when the subject subsequently sleeps. It (the entry stops here)"

Scintillius Academy Level 1:
A:
Box containing:
Piece of Meat x 2 (day old)
Piece of Cheese x 2 (day old)
Loaf of Bread (day old)
B:
Book: "Mages' Digest" (issue 1018)
C:
Map Case containing:
Scroll: "Instructions to students: Anyone caught cheating on the exam will be ensorcelled and expelled.
Scroll: "All items are property of the academy. Please leave them for the next student.
Scroll: "This is partially a test in the judicious use of mana. You will not be allowed to regain mana after the first section"
D:
Coffer
E:
Arrow x 20
Crossbow Bolt x inf (trap fires at a rate of 1 bolt every 2 seconds)
F:
Coins x 18
Kal Rune
Ort Rune
Scroll: "Elster -- I hope your thesis is going well, and good luck on that exam! love, mom"
Mail Leggings of Additional Protection (servicable)

Scintillius Academy Level 2:
A:
Wand of Cause Fear (slightly worn, ? full charges)
B:
Wand of Paralyze (slightly worn, 2 full charges)
Brown Potion of Speed
Broadsword
C:
Pack containing:
Torch (half-burned)
Dagger (servicable)
Apple (day-old)
Piece of Meat (day-old)
D:
Wand (slightly worn)

Scintillius Academy Level 3:
A:
Wand of Telekinesis (slightly worn)
B:
Wand of Name Enchantment (slightly worn, 5 full charges)

Scintillius Academy Level 4:
A:
Cudgel of Great Damage (servicable)
Torch (half-burned)
B:
Wand of Mass Confusion (slightly worn, 4 full charges)
Mail Shirt (servicable)
C:
Hand Axe of Great Damage (servicable, belonging to a ghost)
Leather Boots of Very Great Toughness (servicable, belonging to a ghost)
Piece of Cheese (moldy, belonging to a ghost)
D:
Pack containing:
Apple (day-old)
Bottle of Ale
E:
Dagger (servicable)
F:
Tower Shield (badly worn)
G:
Mail Shirt (servicable, cursed)
H:
Gold Key: "The key is inscribed with a silver serpent"
J:
Gray Key: "The key bears deep scratches as if someone had tried to destroy it at one time."
K:
Scroll of Invisibility


Scintillius Academy Level 5:
A:
Pole
B:
Moonstone
Wand of Fireball (slightly worn, 3 charges)
Plate Gauntlets (badly worn)
C:
Colorless Potion of Night Vision
Scroll of Water Walk

Scintillius Academy Level 6:
A:
Sack containing
Wand of Detect Trap (slightly worn, 7 full charges)
Yellow Potion of Greater Heal
Yellow Key: "The key is encrusted with salt"
B:
Brown Potion of Freeze Time

Scintillius Academy Level 7:
A:
Gold Key with Red Gem: "The key feels unnaturally cold to the touch"
B:
Yellow Potion of Heal

Scintillius Academy Level 8:
A:
Bet Rune
Battle Axe (badly worn)
Pouch
B:
Wand of Frost (slightly worn, 7 full charges)
C:
Scroll: "Istrik -- B+    Jashou -- C+    Perrin -- F (dead)    Odraanj -- A-    Ravenna -- dead    Mirre -- B    Lodrah -- B-    Elster -- incomplete"
D:
Chest containing:
Sanct Rune
Wand of Deadly Seeker (slightly worn, 9 full charges)
Dagger (servicable)
Piece of Cheese (moldy)
Torch (half burned)
Scroll: "Kalarion, I have taken care of the Vas and Tym runes you sent me. They should be fairly safe. Signed, Rovilar"
Barrel containing:
Bottle of Water x 3
E:
Light Mace of Unsurpassed Accuracy (servicable)
Box containing:
Scroll of Sheet Lightning
Scroll of Dispel Hunger
Yellow Potion of Heal
Green Potion of Hallucination
Bedroll
F:
Box containing:
Coins x 11
Bottle of Ale x 10
Bottle of Water x 14
Pastry (moldy)
Piece of Cheese (moldy)
G:
Scroll: "Larkin, This is now the fifth straight day that I have detected an interdimensional disturbance in the ether. Judging from the proportional increases, I am now surer than ever that something monstrously powerful is fast approaching our planet. The council has thus far refused to acknowledge the import of my observations, but I am convinced that we are potentially in grave danger. Could you place me on the agenda for the next council meeting? Thanks. -Devrow"
Map Case containing:
Scroll: "...an extremely curious herb, it seems like the legendary mandrake to thrive only on gravesites. Its effects are entirely singular, in my experience... (the rest of the note is faded and unreadable)"
Candle x 2 (somewhat used)
Candle (burned out)
H:
Brown Key: "The key appears to have been partially melted."
Scroll: "Rovilar, The council has voted on the matter of the secure vault. They think it would be safest to build it in the Ethereal Void, and to put up obstacles that require magical training, in addition to an ordinary key. They'd like to see plans next week, and if all goes well expect it finished in a month."
Chest containing:
Piece of Meat x 3 (rotten)

J:
Fraznium Circlet (undamaged)

K:
Cool Blackrock Gem
An Rune
Grav Rune
Hur Rune
Uus Rune
Wis Rune
Ylem Rune
Leather Boots x 2 (servicable)

Scintillius Academy - Void:
A:
Chest containing:
Flam Rune x 2
Coins x 49
Colorless Potion of Basilisk Oil x 2
Emerald (flawless)
Goblet (perfect)
Black Pearl (flawless)
B:
Vas Rune x 3
Tym Rune x 2
Scroll of Smite Foe
Bottle of Wine of Restoration
Jeweled Axe of Fire Doom (excellent)

Tomb of Praecor Loth Level 1:
A:
Cool Blackrock Gem
Jeweled Axe of Great Damage (servicable)
B:
A Bit of a Map
C:
Pack containing:
Longsword of Stone Strike (servicable)
Green Mushroom
Bottle of Wine
A Bit of a Map
D:
Elemental containing:
Map Case containing:
A Bit of a Map
Breastplate of Very Great Protection (servicable)
E:
Coffer containing:
Ruby (unblemished)
Emerald (unblemished)
Large Blue Gem (unblemished)
Plate Gauntlets (servicable, cursed
Coffer containing:
Red Gem (unblemished)
Goblet (undamaged)
Red Potion of Restoration
Metal Golem containing:
A Bit of a Map
F:
Scroll: "Foolish thief! 'All that glitters is not gold.' Gotcha, Morphius"
G:
A Bit of a Map
H:
Coins x 2
Black Eggshell x 4 (belonging to a spider)
J:
A Bit of Map

Tomb of Praecor Loth Level 2:
A:
Quiver containing:
Arrow x 12
Dream Plant x 3
B:
Dream Plant
C:
Dream Plant x 4
Gold Coffer containing:
Leather Vest of Unsurpassed Toughness (excellent)
Wand of Flame Wind (slightly worn, 3 full charges)
Red Gem (unblemished)
Sapphire (unblemished)
Bottle of Ale
D:
Mandolin
E:
Dream Plant
F:
Dream Plant
G:
Dream Plant
H:
Scroll of Open
Tower Shield of Very Great Toughness (servicable)
I:
Dream Plant x 3
J:
Dream Plant
K:
Dream Plant
L:
Leeches x 2
O:
Jeweled Mace (servicable)
Chain Gauntlets of Unsurpassed Protection (servicable)
Coins x 5
Fishing Pole
P:
Dream Plant

Tomb of Praecor Loth Level 3:
A:
Leather Vest of Flameproof (servicable)
B:
Chest containing:
Breastplate (servicable)
Plate Gauntlets (servicable)
Coins x 10
C:
Crossbow (servicable)
Dream Plant x 2
D:
Leather Boots (badly worn)
E:
Brown Potion of Speed
F:
Helmet of Very Great Protection (servicable)
Torch (somewhat used)
G:
Breastplate of Protection (worn)
H:
Buckler of Unsurpassed Protection (servicable)
I:
Plate Boots of Unsurpassed Protection (servicable)
J:
Gold Ring of Regeneration (undamaged)
K:
Mail Shirt (badly worn)
L:
Pack (open)
O:
Chain Boots of Tremendous Toughness (servicable)
Yellow Potion of Greater Heal
Purple Potion of Thick Skin
Barrel x 3
P:
Scroll of Levitate
Helmet (worn)
Pack containing:
Bow (servicable)
Quiver containing:
Arrow x 14
Key: "The key attracts small metal objects to itself."
Bedroll
Rock Hammer
Leeches x 6
Q:
Grey Stone
R:
Lantern (nearly full)
S:
Sceptre (unblemished)
Goblet (unblemished)
T:
Black Sword (excellent)
Jewelled Dagger of Unsurpassed Damage (excellent)
Longsword (servicable)
Shortsword (servicable)
Dagger (servicable)
Mace (servicable)
Light Mace (servicable)
Axe (servicable)
Hand Axe (servicable)
Helmet x 2 (servicable)
Chain Cowl (servicable)
Leather Cap x 2 (servicable)
U:
Botle of Ale
Loaf of Bread
V:
Ex Rune
Wis Rune
Plate Leggings of Great Protection (servicable)

Tomb of Praecor Loth Level 3:
A:
Liche named Morphius containing:
Nox Rune
Lockpick x 5
Axe of Great Damage (servicable)
B:
Copper Ring of Poison Resistance (undamaged)
Plate Gauntlets of Missile Protection (servicable)
C:
Chest containing:
Gray Key: "There is a shimmer of slimy residue on this key."
D:
Liche named Lord Umbria containing:
Hur Rune
Vas Rune
Chest containing:
Crossbow of Unsurpassed Accuracy (servicable)
Crossbow Bolts x 20
Chest containing:
Mail Leggings of Great Toughness (servicable)
Helmet (servicable, cursed)
E:
Candle x 5
F:
Liche named Lethe containing:
Black Sword of Great Accuracy (excellent)
Flam Rune
Dream Plant x 2
G:
Jeweled Shield of Unsurpassed Protection (servicable)
Jeweled Mace of Unsurpassed Damage (servicable)
Goblet x 2 (undamaged)
H:
Banner of Killorn Keep
Scroll of Freeze Time
Jeweled Mace of Undead Bane (servicable)
Crown (undamaged)
Goblet (perfect)
Sapphire (flawless)
Liche named Praecor Loth containing:
Horn of Praecor Loth


Ethereal Void Start Area:
A:
Cool Blackrock Gem (heart)

Ethereal Void Blue Path:
A (Blue Path):
Human named Prinx containing:
Scroll of Fly
Kal Rune
B:
Broadsword of Great Damage (servicable)
Mail Shirt of Tremendous Protection (servicable)
Chain Boots (servicable)
Pack containing:
Piece of Meat (day-old)
Piece of Cheese (day-old)
Bottle of Water x 3

Ethereal Void Red Path:
C:
Sceptre of Deadly Seeker (unblemished, 10 full charges)

Ethereal Void Purple Path:
D:
Battle Axe of Lifestealer (excellent)

Ethereal Void Red Room:
Red Potion of Restoration
Bottle of Wine x many
Apple x many
Red Ring (unblemished)
Ruby (unblemished) x 2
Red Gem (unblemished)
Resilient Sphere x many

Ethereal Void Blue Room:
Bottle of Water x many
Scuffed Bottle x many
Sapphire (unblemished) x 2
Large Blue Gem (unblemished) x 4
Broken Wand x many

Ethereal Void Purple Room:
Djinn Bottle
Strange Artifact x many
Amethyst Rod x many

Ethereal Void Gold Room:
Crown (undamaged) x 2
Goblet (perfect)
Sceptre (flawless)
Yellow Potion of Heal
Gold Ring (undamaged) x many
Honeycomb (almost fresh)
Piece of Cheese (almost fresh)
Coins x many
Lantern
Gold Coffer
Might be magic...
Here's a summary of thecybercat's route:

0. Create Male / Right / Fighter / Attack / Sword / Search
1. In Avatar's room, open Sack, use Torch
2. Talk to Lord British [click through]
3. Talk to Dupre [1, 1, receive Key (to sewers), 1]
4. Go through secret door in Avatar's room, get Pack, get Shortsword, use switch on wall to open door
5. Unlock door to sewers, go down stairs
6. Search for hidden switch on wall, use switch to open portcullis
7. Fall down trap door
8. Get Black Eggshell
9. Go through large blackrock gem to Prison Tower
10. Bash door
11. Get Scroll (delivery voucher), get Grey Stone
12. Talk to Goblin [1, 2, give delivery voucher, 1, 1]
13. Kill Goblin named Janar, get Keyring
14. Unlock door with Grey Key, talk to Great Troll named Garg [2, 1]
15. Get Cool Blackrock Gem A
16. Pull chain to open portcullis
17. Pull switch to open door
18. Talk to Miranda [1, 1, 1]
19. Talk to Nystul [give Cool Blackrock Gem A, 2, receive Warm Blackrock Gem A, 1, 1]
20. Go through large blackrock gem to Killorn Keep
21. Talk to Kintara [1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1]
22. Talk to Lobar [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 4, 3, 3]
23. Talk to Mystell [1, 1, 4, 4, 4, 1, 1, 1]
24. Talk to Altara [4, 2, 3, 1, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, receive Jeweled Dagger, 1]
25. Go through large blackrock gem to Ice Caverns
26. Kill Skeletons, empty Packs, get Rock Hammer and Scroll of Water Walk, throw Scroll against wall until it becomes Debris of Water Walk
27. Get Yellow Potion of Greater Heal, throw Yellow Potion against wall until it becomes Debris of Greater Heal
28. Get Cool Blackrock Gem B
29. Kill Imp (the Listener) with Jeweled Dagger
30. Get Scroll of Daylight, throw Scroll against wall until it becomes Debris of Daylight
31. Talk to Miranda [1]
32. Talk to Nystul [give Cool Blackrock Gem B, 4, 1, 2]
33. Go through large blackrock gem to Talorus
34. Get Amethyst Rod
35. Go through large blackrock gem to Killorn Keep
36. Talk to Altara [3, 1, 1], Talk to Altara again [give Amethyst Rod, Black Pearl and Black Eggshell, 3, 1, receive Rod of Altara, 1, 1, 1]
37. Open secret door, go down stairs
38. Talk to Guard [2], get very close to door and use Rod of Altara
39. Open secret door
40. Move all four candles, go into chamber, get Cool Blackrock Gem C
41. Pull chain to open wall
42. Go through large blackrock gem to Talorus
43. Get Worn Leather Boots of Bouncing
44. Get Cool Blackrock Gem D
45. Kill Bliy Skup Ductosnore
46. Enter Bliy Skup Ductosnore's chamber, use Rod of Altara
47. Go through large blackrock gem to Pits of Carnage
48. Talk to Krilner [1, 1, 3, 4, 1]
49. Get Scroll of Portal, throw Scroll against wall until it becomes Debris of Portal
50. Get Wand of Mending
51. Push button to open portcullis
52. Throw something at rune to disable it
53. Talk to Zoranthus [3, 2, 3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2]
54. Push button to open portcullis
55. Talk to Great Troll named Blog [give Grey Stone, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 1, 1]
56. Use Rock Hammer on boulder
57. Get Purple Potion of Iron Flesh
58. Use Rod of Altara
59. Talk to Dorstag [click through conversation], Talk to Great Troll named Blog [receive Cool Blackrock Gem F
60. Use Debris of Portal to enter secret room
61. Get Cudgel of Entry
62. Use Debris of Portal to exit secret room
63. Go through large blackrock gem to Scintillus Academy
64. Step on pressure plate, run through closing portcullis
65. Use Cudgel of Entry to open portcullis
66. Get Wand of Telekinesis, use Wand of Telekinesis, drop Wand of Telekinesis
67. Use buttons
68. Use Cudgel of Entry to open doors
69. Use Portal Debis to go through portcullis
70. Use Cudgel of Entry to open door
71. Use Cudgel of Entry to open secret door
72. Fall down to bottom, use bottom switch, us top switch, get Brown Potion of Freeze Time, throw Potion against wall until it becomes Debris of Freeze Time
73. Use Cudgel of Entry to open door
74. Use Rod of Altara, get Cool Blackrock Gem E
75. Use Cudgel of Entry to open door to Ethereal Void
76. Throw Debris of Greater Heal at rune to disable it (leave debris behind)
77. Use Cudgel of Entry to open door
78. Use Cudgel of Entry to open door
79. Use Cudgel of Entry to open door, put on Boots of Bouncing, bounce over obstacles, drop Boots of Bouncing
79. Empty chest, get Colourless Potion of Basalisk Oil
80. Use Debris of Portal to pass through forcefield
81. Move middle floor tile, get Wine of Restoration, throw Wine against wall until it becomes Debris of Restoration, get Scroll of Smite Foe, throw Scroll against wall until it becomes Debris of Smite Foe, use Debris of Portal to pass back through forcefield
82. Teleporter to beginning of Ethereal Void area
83. Step on black tile to teleport to first level of Scintillus Academy
84. Talk to Nystul [get all Cool Blackrock Gems treated]
85. Use all Warm Blackrock Gems on large blackrock Gem
86. Talk to Miranda [1, 1]
87. Talk to Nelson [1 through whole conversation]
88. Use Debris of Smite Foe on Patterson, he enters conversation [click through]
89. Go through large blackrock gem to Tomb of Praecor Loth
90. Use Rock Hammer or boulders, use Rod of Altara, get Cool Blackrock Gem G
91. Skip past Guardian speech
92. Use portcullis to open it
93. Get Leather Vest of Flameproof and wear it
94. Use Debris of Water Walk, search for hidden switch, use switch
95. Get Scroll of Levitate, throw Scroll against wall until it becomes Debris of Levitate
96. Use switches [Bottom, Right, Left] to open secret door
97. Pull chain twice to open portcullis, use Debris of Freeze Time
98. Get Plate Gauntlets of Missile Protection, get Copper Ring of Poison Resistance, wear them
99. Use Cudgel of Entry to open door
100. Walk through flame runes
101. Use Debris of Levitate, move one candle
102. Teleporter to Lord Umbria
103. Use Cudgel of Entry to open door, use Wand of Mending on Cudgel of Entry, pull chain to remove wall
104. Talk to Praecor Loth [3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 1, receive Horn of Praecor Loth]
105. Fall down hole to teleport to level 3, use Debris of Levitate immediately to prevent further falling
106. Go through large blackrock gem to Prison Tower
107. Use Cudgel of Entry to open door
108. Use Cudgel of Entry to open portcullis
109. Use Rod of Altara
110. Go through large blackrock gem to Ice Caverns
111. Use Debris of Levitate to rise to ceiling, teleport to other side of waterfall
112. Use Rod of Altara
113. Use Debris of Freeze Time
114. Drop Colourless Potion of Basilisk Oil into mud, step in mud
115. Go through large blackrock gem to Ethereal Void
116. Drop down to black floor, use Debris of Portal to go through orange wall
117. Use Debris of Levitate to rise to top platform, use Debris of Portal to enter central area, get Cool Blackrock Gem H, use Debris of Portal to exit central area, step on green tile
118. Enter purple portal, navigate maze to end
119. Step on pyramid tiles to turn them purple, enter purple portal
120. Get Djinn Bottle, enter purple portal
121. Enter red portal, navigate maze to end
122. Enter white portal
123. Drink Purple Potion of Iron Skin, throw Djinn Bottle at wall until almost destroyed, then throw on central pentagram
124. Talk to Nystul, get last two Cool Blackrock Gems treated
125. Use last two Warm Blackrock Gems on large blackrock gem, go through large blackrock gem to Killorn Keep
126. Use Debris of Portal to enter Mors Gotha's room, get Mors Gotha's Spellbook, Use Debris of Portal to enter corridor
127. Talk to Nystul [give Mors Gotha's Spellbook, 1, 2, "throne room", 2, "4", 1]
128. Use Debris of Freeze Time, Use Debris of Smite Foe on Mors Gotha until dead, she enters conversation [click through], cancel Freeze Time
129. Run to Throne Room, Nystul enters conversation [1]
Might be magic...
thecybercat's route is very optimised. I can only think of a few improvements that can be made:

* Lots of death warping:
- Prison Tower - maybe attack Garg when done
- Killorn Keep - attack headlesses / demon guarding brain room?
- Talorus - lava after getting blackrock gem
- Once Freeze Time is obtained, it might be useful to keep a wand of something, to allow fast deaths

* Tempted to skip the Scroll of Daylight, but there are a couple of places where I think seeing a long distance would actually save time (general movement is easier, Scintillus Academy buttons on level 3)

* Probably no need to do the Scintillus Academy void section, as all the items obtained there can be grabbed faster in other places
- Scroll of Smite Foe - Anodunos
- Basilisk Oil - Zaria's chest
- Restoration - don't need

* You can get to Anodunos with the Portal spell (no need for Levitate)

* There are a few places in the Tomb of Praecor Loth where the Portal spell can be used to save time

* There are several places in the Ethereal Void where the Portal spell can be abused:
1. Obtaining the blackrock gem, as per the existing speedrun
2. When you get past the pyramid into any of the coloured rooms with lots of floating objects inside, it's possible to jump into any of the other coloured rooms by portalling through the walls. In addition there are also two rooms that aren't normally possible to reach (an orange and a white room)
3. Blue path: This is the shortest path to the pyramid and has a few bonuses: A. the Fly scroll, B. a multi-coloured gate which leads to Red Hell or back to the blue path, C. A green gate which teleports back to the Castle British Throne Room
4. Red Hell: On the very first square, if you turn around to face the black wall and fly upwards a little, you can portal through to the same area that the blue path's multi-coloured gate leads to, bypassing the rest of Red Hell

* Using the Ethereal Void tricks, I think a faster route would be:
1. Go to the blue path
2. Kill Prinx to get Scroll of Fly, turn it into Debris of Fly
3. Go through multi-coloured gate to Red Hell
4. Enter lava to bake the oily mud on skin
5. Turn around, fly up and use Debris of Portal into multi-coloured gate area
6. Go back to blue path and finish it
7. Turn pyramid blue, go through blue gate to the Blue Room
8. Portal through wall to the Purple room
9. Grab Djinn Bottle
10. Go through purple gate to get back to start of Ethereal Void
11. Go through white gate to the Sigil of Binding
Might be magic...
Here's my currently planned route. It might change as I get more ideas.

0. Create Male / Left / Mage / Casting
1. Run to throne room and talk to Lord British
2. Talk to Dupre [1, 1, receive Key (to sewers), 1]
3. Go to Avatar's room, open Sack, use Torch and Dagger
4. Go through secret door in Avatar's room, get Pack, get Runebag and all runes, use switch on wall to open door
5. Unlock door to sewers, go down stairs
6. Open left portcullis and go through (don't have Search skill - can't find the hidden switch)
7. Fall down trap door
8. Get Black Eggshell
9. Leave spider area, go right into headless area and grab Wand of Lightning
10. Go through large blackrock gem to Prison Tower
11. Bash door with Dagger
12. Move box and get Scroll (delivery voucher)
13. Talk to Goblin [1, 2, give delivery voucher, 1, 1]
14. Kill Goblin named Janar using Wand of Lightning, get Keyring
15. Unlock door with Grey Key, talk to Great Troll named Garg [2, 1]
16. Attack Garg, get Cool Blackrock Gem A, wait for Garg to kill you to respawn at gem room
17. Get Scroll of Daylight, throw Scroll against wall until it becomes Debris of Daylight
18. Pull chain to open portcullis
19. Pull switch to open door
20. Talk to Miranda [1, 1, 1]
21. Talk to Nystul [give Cool Blackrock Gem A, 2, receive Warm Blackrock Gem A, 1, 1]
22. Go through large blackrock gem to Killorn Keep
23. Run down kitchen stairs, open secret door, move all four candles, get Cool Blackrock Gem C
24. Talk to Kintara [1, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1]
25. Talk to Lobar [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 4, 3, 3], also train in sword if you can
26. Talk to Mystell [1, 1, 4, 4, 4, 1, 1, 1]
27. Talk to Altara [4, 2, 3, 1, 2, 2, 2, 1, 1, receive Jeweled Dagger, 1], leave Killorn Keep through normal route
28. Go through large blackrock gem to Ice Caverns
29. Kill Skeleton with Wand of Lightning, get Rock Hammer
30. Get Cool Blackrock Gem B
31. Kill Imp ("The Listener") with Jeweled Dagger
32. Talk to Miranda [1]
33. Talk to Nystul [give Cool Blackrock Gem B, 4, 1, 2]
34. Go through large blackrock gem to Talorus
35. Get Amethyst Rod
36. Get Cool Blackrock Gem D, walk in lava to die
37. Go through large blackrock gem to Killorn Keep
38. Talk to Altara [3, 1, 1], Talk to Altara again [give Amethyst Rod, Black Pearl and Black Eggshell, 3, 1, receive Rod of Altara, 1, 1, 1]
39. Open secret door in barracks, go down stairs
40. Cast Leap spell, talk to Guard and make him attack [1, 1, 1], jump on guard's head and use Rod of Altara, wait for guard to kill you and respawn at gem room
41. Go through large blackrock gem to Pits of Carnage
42. Talk to Krilner [1, 1, 3, 4, 1]
43. Talk to first warrior, get challenged to a duel in Fire Arena
44. Walk straight out and go to Zaria's room, open her chest, get Basilisk oil and Scroll of Flame Wind and turn scroll into Debris of Flame Wind
45. Go to Dorstag's room, use Debris of Flame Wind until he dies, get Cool Blackrock Gem F
46. Go to trapdoor room, use Rod of Altara
47. Get Scroll of Portal, turn into Debris of Portal
48. Talk to Zoranthus [3, 2, 3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2]
49. Go downstairs, use Rock Hammer on boulder and get Purple Potion of Iron Flesh
50. Get killed by Dire Reaper to respawn in gem room
51. Go through large blackrock gem to Scintillus Academy
52. Use Portal to go through right portcullis
53. Use Portal to go through portcullis, then again to go through wall, and again to get past shifting platforms
54. Cast Leap, jump from low column onto path to next area (use Portal in mid-air if that makes it easier)
55. Use Portal to go through doors
56. Get Wand of Fireball, use Portal to go through portcullis
57. Use Portal to go through doors
58. Use Portal to take short route through teleporter maze
59. Cast Leap, turn South and jump through teleporter
60. Head straight North, jump towards wall and use Portal at peak
61. Go through teleporter straight ahead
62. Use Portal to teleport into checkerboard room
63. Get Cool Blackrock Gem E, Hur Rune and Grav Rune
64. Use Wand of Fireball on wall to kill self, respawn at gem room
65. Go to Ice Caverns, drop Colourless Potion of Basilisk Oil into mud, step in mud
66. Go to dam, use Portal to get to path behind wall, go to Anodunos, use Altara's Rod
67. Use Portal to get Scrolls of Smite Foe and Freeze Time, turn scrolls into Debris
68. Use Freeze Time, Use Lightning Wand, kill self to return to gem room
69. Go through large blackrock gem to Talorus
70. Kill Bliy Skup Ductosnore using Wand of Fireball
71. Enter Bliy Skup Ductosnore's chamber, use Rod of Altara
72. Use Freeze Time, Use Wand of Fireball to respawn in gem room
73. Go through large blackrock gem to Prison Tower
74. Use Portal to go through portcullis
75. Use Rod of Altara, Use Freeze Time, Use Wand of Fireball to respawn at gem room
76. Talk to Nystul [get all Cool Blackrock Gems treated]
77. Use all Warm Blackrock Gems on large blackrock Gem
78. Talk to Miranda [1, 1]
79. Talk to Nelson [1 through whole conversation]
80. Use Debris of Smite Foe on Patterson, he enters conversation [click through]
81. Go through large blackrock gem to Ethereal Void
82. Go through Blue Portal, use Smite Foe on Prinx, get Scroll of Fly, turn into Debris of Fly
83. Use Fly, go through Multi-coloured portal, fly through Red portal
84. Step in lava to bake mud
85. Get to pyramid, turn pyramid same colour, go into coloured room
86. Use Debris of Portal to get to Purple room, get Djinn Bottle, enter purple portal
87. Enter white portal
88. Drink Purple Potion of Iron Skin, throw Djinn Bottle at wall until almost destroyed, then throw on central pentagram
89. Go through large blackrock gem to Tomb of Praecor Loth
90. Use Rock Hammer on boulders, use Rod of Altara, get Cool Blackrock Gem G
91. Go to stairs down, skip past Guardian speech
92. Use portcullis to open it, head down stairs
93. Use Portal to get close to stairs down
94. Pull chain twice to open portcullis, use Freeze Time
95. Use Portal to get through first door
96. Use Portal through flame runes
97. Use Fly, move one candle
98. Teleporter to Lord Umbria
99. Use Portal to go through door, pull chain
100. Talk to Praecor Loth [3, 2, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 1, 1, receive Horn of Praecor Loth]
101. Use Freeze Time, Cast Lightning to respawn at gem
102. Talk to Nystul, get last two Cool Blackrock Gems treated
103. Use last two Warm Blackrock Gems on large blackrock gem, go through large blackrock gem to Killorn Keep
104. Use Freeze Time, use Portal to enter Mors Gotha's room, get Mors Gotha's Spellbook, Cast Lightning to respawn at gem
105. Talk to Nystul [give Mors Gotha's Spellbook, 1, 2, "throne room", 2, "4", 1]
106. Use Debris of Freeze Time, Use Debris of Smite Foe on Mors Gotha until dead, she enters conversation [click through], cancel Freeze Time
107. Run to Throne Room, Nystul enters conversation [1]
Edit history:
gammadragon: 2012-12-18 10:47:09 pm
gammadragon: 2012-12-14 03:32:59 am
gammadragon: 2012-12-14 03:26:57 am
Might be magic...
I've created a demo of the route:
Edit: newer version here -

There are a few nice tricks in there. Even though there are many mistakes, the total time is still faster than thecybercat's run, so it shows a definite improvement.

I'm thinking of making the final run segmented because some of the tricks require a fair amount of precision and / or luck.

Things that I can improve:
- I did the route in the wrong order - should have gone back to the prison tower after getting Freeze Time from the Ice Caverns because then it's faster to death warp back to the gem
- Forgot to use Altara's rod at Scintillius Academy and the Ethereal Void, so had to go back and do those things (cut that part out of the video)
- Forgot to kill Mors Gotha the first time (cut that part out of the video and rejoined it at the part where I do kill her)
- Lots of movement errors and small optimisations can be made in the deaths and certain other things
Watcher
I am waiting for next posts about this run. This game was SO huge for me, when I was little. It is still huge. And so "speed run" for this one is always something interesting to watch :-) Good luck.
Might be magic...
Awesome, glad to know there is an audience out there Smiley

I'm traveling around on Christmas holidays at the moment so just fitting things in where I can, but quite keen to complete this soon.

Minor notes:
* Realised that you don't actually have to kill Mors Gotha the first time (thecybercat doesn't)
* There are probably some quicker, more reliable ways of completing some of the Scintillius Academy tests (like the Telekinesis one)
* There's a fast route to get the Leather Vest of Flameproof from the Tomb of Praecor Loth which will probably cost minimal amount of time but make that section a lot easier, as well as Red Hell.
sda loyalist
Glad you're tackling this. It may not be the best game ever, but second place isn't bad at all.

I don't have much to offer route-wise. When I saw thecybercat's run on Youtube I was already really impressed.
Might be magic...
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When I saw thecybercat's run on Youtube I was already really impressed.

Me too Smiley I was actually considering not doing this run a while ago as thecybercat's run was already really good. The main two things that I will be adding is a lot of death warping and some Portal tricks.

Death warping also means that some parts of the route need to be adjusted to take full advantage (especially the Pits of Carnage)
Might be magic...
Managed to complete my first mostly-successful run:


There are still a fair few things that went wrong and I'm forgetting where to go sometimes, but managed to get under 40 minutes which is a solid achievement.
Sandbagging
Damn that's already a big improvement. Nice job gamma Smiley
Might be magic...
I just completed a run in under 35 minutes, except that I ran into a strange bug right at the end where Mors Gotha did not appear in the castle. Nystul kept complaining that I had to kill her before the ritual could start, except she wasn't anywhere in the castle... I think her teleport trigger must have failed. Strangely all her soldiers were there but not the big cheese herself.

If I manage to replicate that I'm going to submit Smiley
sda loyalist
Very odd. Should have just tried to murder everyone in the throne room as payback.
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gammadragon: 2012-12-20 07:05:47 am
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Quote from Lag.Com:
Very odd. Should have just tried to murder everyone in the throne room as payback.

Just ran into exactly the same bug! So I took your advice this time.

This run would have been sub 34 minutes. Not everything went perfectly, but it went well enough to avoid any major time penalties.
Sandbagging
Dang that sucks gamma Sad Hope you get a non-bugged run soon
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Found another small potential improvement. The trigger for opening up Killorn Keep and the Ice Caverns is actually talking to Miranda, regardless of whether the first blackrock gem has been treated by Nystul. So, after chatting to Miranda you can just turn around and go straight back down to Killorn Keep.

The downside to this is that it doesn't give me an opportunity to grab the runes for the "Leap" spell, so the bridge jump shortcut on the way to the Listener is much more difficult to pull off consistently. This would make the run harder, but maybe more fun to watch?
Might be magic...
I keep improving the time (sub 33 minutes now) but also keep running into this Mors Gotha bug. It's probably something in my route or something wrong with my installation.
sda loyalist
It is related to the 'peasants go on strike forever' bug? Perhaps not, but it might be the same kind of bug, i.e. never doing a specific thing causes it to happen.

If I get some spare time I'll dig out my UW hacking tools and try to work out what's going on.
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gammadragon: 2012-12-21 03:50:51 am
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Quote from Lag.Com:
If I get some spare time I'll dig out my UW hacking tools and try to work out what's going on.

That would be awesome thanks. In the meantime I've reinstalled the game to see if that makes a difference.

Edit: I wonder if it's because the whole time inside Killorn Keep while stealing her spellbook, the Freeze Time spell is active? I'll save right before and try testing this out too.
sda loyalist
That could be. Also I'm wondering... when you deathwarp from the goblin prison, you use the last charge of the magic missile wand... couldn't you just run into the forcefield?
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gammadragon: 2012-12-21 07:27:59 am
gammadragon: 2012-12-21 04:39:29 am
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Quote from Lag.Com:
That could be. Also I'm wondering... when you deathwarp from the goblin prison, you use the last charge of the magic missile wand... couldn't you just run into the forcefield?

The forcefield only prevents movement (unless wearing fraznium) - it doesn't do any damage. I've actually taken to using sling stones instead of wands to kill self because they don't have the "item usage delay" that wands and scrolls (and debris) do.

I've tried with and without Freeze Time in Killorn Keep and it seems to make no difference. Will try a few more things now.

Edit: Ok, I've tried everything I can think of: Talking to MG in Killorn Keep, killing MG in Killorn Keep first, talking to the guards that spawn at the large blackrock gem... there must be some fundamental issue with the route, where some triggers get set in the wrong sequence or something.

Edit 2: I've analysed a successful run compared to a buggy run and the main difference that I can see is that in the good run, picking up the Talorus gem is left until the second visit to that world (after Scintillius Academy). Will try that tomorrow.
Might be magic...
Tried getting the Talorus gem in a different order but it made no difference. I'm pretty stumped by this one now.
Might be magic...
OK, think I've finally gotten to the bottom of this.

After Patterson is killed, the guards like to hang around in the castle hallways so you can notify them what happened. Apparently the female guard hanging around outside Nystul's room was causing havoc with Mors Gotha's teleport trigger. It's enough to simply push her down the hallway towards the throne room before giving the spellbook to Nystul, but once this bug is triggered it's too late, there's no way to fix it. Probably the quickest way to get rid of the guard is to chat to her on the way downstairs one time, so that she stops loitering in the hallways.

What do those guards even do? They fail to help one bit during the entire game. Even when MG invades the castle they don't lift a hand to defend it, they just say "A bit of trouble with these invading soldiers, sir." About as useful as the Armageddon spell.