CASTLE OF THE WINDS Episode One-A Question of Vengeance SHAREWARE VERSION Written by Chaz5000 E-Mail Address [email protected] Current Version:Version 0.01-First version of this FAQ. Contains basic walkthrough. Legal Information: This Walkthrough is to be found only at GameFAQs.com at the moment.It is Copyright 2001 Chaz5000. DO NOT DISTRIBUTE THIS WALKTHROUGH AT ANY OTHER SITE WITHOUT MY PERMISSION! Castle of the Winds is copyright Epic MegaGames. SECTION 1:Getting Started At the start of Castle of the Winds, you get to create a character. Select your gender and type your name. For the character customization, you'll want to leave dexterity and constitution at default levels. Increase your intelligence to the maximum, and put the rest of your points into strength. When asked what your first magic should be, select "Magic Arrow". Once inside the first town, see what the shops have. You'll NEED a better weapon if you hope to survive. Don't buy any armor, there's a set of it inside the first level of the first dungeon. If you see any magic books inside the other shop, buy them. "Phase Door" is highly recommended, even more highly than "Heal Minor Wounds". Now it's time to set out on your first trip into the dungeon! SECTION 2:The First Dungeon Now that you're equipped, head north into the old mine. From there head north-west at the first intersection. Defeat the lone Kobald, and get the armor next to him. Now head back to that first intersection and go north. Ignore the path to the east, it only contains a couple of Giant Rats. Defeat the goblin guarding the stairway down, and save. Now descend to the second level of this dungeon. From here on down in this dungeon, each of the levels is random(It looks different if you save, descend to the next level, reload, and descend again). The only advice I can give you is to save frequently and to save often. I'll leave it up to you to select what magic you want as you level up.(Check out the help file for information on choosing) Once you get down to level four, look for a group of four Kobalds hanging around some straw ticks. Once you defeat them, get the scrap of parchment that is on the floor. Read it, and leave the dungeon. Once you revisit your town, you find that it has been burned to the ground. After this sad event, leave town and follow the road westward until you reach the next town. SECTION 3:Welcome to the next village Now that you've made it to the next village, sell stuff like rings and wands that you couldn't sell at the first village. Now buy some enchanted bracers and gauntlets.(If the guy has them and you've got the cash) Now buy any other magic they might have at the new stores here. Make sure you get a large chest to hold all the loot you're going to get in this next dungeon! Ignore the "Enchanted Amulets of somthing-or-other" unless you've got a LOT of cash. Now it's time to tackle the major challenge of Hrungnir's Fortress. SECTION 4:The first real challenge On the mountain path to the fortress, there are two traps in the middle of the two short straightaways. Disarm them, and enter the fortress. Once inside, head straight north and search. Go through the secret door, and descend the stairs. Once again, the levels are random, so you'll have to rely on your own clever wit and your...uh...cleverness to get through this dungeon. Make frequent trips back to town to sell of the loot you find in the dungeon. Once you get "Rune of Return" this task will become much easier! Once you reach level 11 of the dungeon, beware, because you get to face Hrungnir, the Hill Giant Lord! Blast him and his Ogre flunkies several times with the strongest attack you have, "Cold Ball" or "Fire Ball" being recommended. Once you defeat Hrungnir, you'll recieve the "Enchanted Amulet of Kings". Use it twice, save your game at the screen that pops up, and move on to Castle of the Winds 2. --------------END OF WALKTHROUGH FOR CASTLE 1----------------------- If you registered Castle of the Winds, be sure to read the walkthrough by the same author for Castle of the Winds 2. Acknowledgements: To GameFAQs, for hosting this walkthrough. To Cactus Jack and Fritter, my cats, for mercifully leaving me alone while I typed this FAQ. To Sega, for Sonic R, which I played heavily between writing walkthroughs. This walkthrough is copyright 2001 Chaz5000.