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Fort Draco
Fort Draco
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Fort Draco is the centre of mining in the north with the best ore in Avernum. The town can be approached from the east or south by land and from the west by water. It is not possible to enter it from the north and you cannot get onto the land tongue north of the moat which surrounds the town. Although you can use the docks on the west, the entrances from the river to the moat are blocked by rocks.

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Person Function Items, Quests and Notes Rating
Aife Alchemist She will tell you how to reach Phyllea and will sell the recipe for Healing Elixir. She will also buy Arenea fangs for 15 coins apiece. slightly
expensive
Phyllea Recluse She can be reached through Aife's shop or with a boat. She is distinctly unfriendly, but if Zathnia in the Tower of Magi has told you about Cortath, she will deign to tell you that he has a hut across the river to the west and then south.  
Boutell Shopkeeper
(Armour/Weapons)
Boutell is the best smith and owns the biggest anvil in the whole of Avernum. He makes fine weapons and armour which he will sell at a price. He will also offer a reasonable price for your loot and can repair any weapon including the Demonslayer, once you have recovered the parts. When you finally get him to repair it you get not only the Demonslayer but also 50xp and one reputation. expensive
Bill Assistant Works in the smithy and will tell you to talk to Bill about wine.  
Bill Assistant Works like his namesake in the smithy and will give you a quest to get some cheap wine. Quest
Doc Innkeeper Doc does not have an easy time what with soot from the smelters and the rowdy miners. Room: 5
Grant Guest She has problems finding her 'familiar', her pet lizard, but tells you that Motrax is friendly and helps mages.  
Brandon   the only place to get a boat for the river in the NE of Avernum. You need one to get to Solberg. 300
Frank Begger If you give him a few coins he will offer to give you information for a further 20 coins.  
Sue Shopkeeper
(misc. Items)
She has a few useful items like Energy Potion, Fine Lockpicks and a Crystal Charm. She also offers a very good price for loot. She will also give you the same information as Frank, but does not charge for it. slightly
expensive
Carlos Shopkeeper
(Rations)
Teaches cave lore for 110 gold and sells rations.  

 

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It is always a good idea to talk to everybody. The following notes give hints on hidden rooms, traps and puzzles.

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On the Walkway outside the fort is a spirit in the SE corner. It is guarding a corpse which has a suit of Fine Leather Armour.

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There is an inn run by Doc. Rooms here are cheap (5 coins).

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Greymould and the recipe for Greymould Salve are diffucult to find. Zathnia and Phyllea do not make it easier. You actually do not need to ask them. When exploring the caves to the west over the river you will certainly come across the hut by the Remote Lake. So why all the fuss?

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In the east is a locked storeroom with lots of chests containing various metal bars. To the south of it is a secret room with two traps. The barrels contain a lot of ore. Most of the ore and bars can be taken without trouble. A few are however marked as "not yours". Since the guards stay outside, you can close the doors and steal to your heart's content.

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In the Aranea Cave you can pick up some Spider Queen Fangs. If you give them to Phyllea, she will reward you with 30xp and 1 reputation She will also let you have some Shadow Leather (1-4 + 3 damage, nothing special) but it is good for your mages who cannot cast spells with heavy armour.

 

 
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