Friendly towns: Fort Avernum | Silvar | Cotra | Fort Duvno | Fort Dranlon
Dungeons: B Bat Cave | F Bandit Fort | G Goblin Caves | I Island Fort | S Swamp City | U Underground Nephilim Fort
List of all towns and shops in Avernum
As in the rest of this game, there are very few wandering monsters in this cave.
There is a lone Slith wandering around the area to the north of Fort Duvno. He is fairly tough but as he is alone that should be no problem. He drops nothing useful but after killing him you find a few coins.
Due east of Fort Duvno there is a Group of 8 Goblins and a Goblin Warrior camping. If you fight them, they drop a bit of very poor equipment and 30 coins.
The Gremlin Grove is located at A on the Worldmap. The Gremlins are very dispirited and seem to be looking for something to cheer them up
They want a bottle of high quality wine. (You could buy some in Almaria but there is other wine lying around, for instance in Pyrog's Cave or the Island Fort). When they have got their wine they go off on a spree and leave the patch of Healing Herbs they were obstructing to you.
The bandit leader who Jason in Fort Duvno told you about is camping in this area.
Jay in Silvar will reward you for killing the bats in this cave. Thantria in Formello will give you a quest allowing you to open up hitherto unknown parts. There is some useful loot and you can learn a Level 3 spell. Since some parts of this dungeon are rather tricky (or need special knowledge), you will probably need to come back a number of times. It is still worth clearing as much as possible of it early on.
The Crystal Cave is just north of Cotra. When you get there you find that it is broken and needs six crystals to restore it. There are actually seven crystals which can be found at the following locations:
As soon as you have six crystals you can repair the cave, for which each member of the party gains 1 Endurance and about 35xp:.
Just south of the goblin fort is a lonely Farmhouse where some bandits are camping. They drop almost no useful items and have not amassed any loot.
You come across an Eye Beast accompanied by Crawlers and Cave Worms. After you have dispatched them you find a Cap of Farsight and 250 coins.
You come across a small village where Sliths are keeping some humans prisoner. You can join in a fight to help free them. Afterwards you find one of the Crystal shards needed to repair the Crystal Cave.
The Brigand Fort that Captain Johnson in Fort Duvno told you about.
There are three further villages near f, where Sliths have enslaved some humans. If you join in a fight to free them you can pick up a lot of loot. In each case you find a fairly nice item after the fight. If you free the prisoners in all four villages you get 1 extra reputation. (That was A1, I do not know if it is still the case here.)
These Caves are being built by goblins for the Nephilim. When you have killed the chief Captain Johnson in Fort Duvno will reward you.
There is a secret passage in the N of the cave with a deserted campsite. If you raid it you find "a gourd filled with black gooey substance" (which turns out to be an Speed Potion) but the owners (some thugs and a Goblin Shaman) turn up and attack you. They drop a few Crude Daggers.
This is the fort Rosie in Fort Fort Dranlon told you about
There is a secret passage in the NW of the cave leading to a deserted campsite where some iron javalins together with 70 coins have been stored.
A useful Cache with a Yvoss-tai Warspear, 3 dried meat and 200 coins and no one attacks you!
A few Neplilim are camping here. You could frighten them off or kill them. In either case the people in Cotra would probably be pleased to hear about it.
Paul, the secretary or the Mayor of Cotra, would like this rather strong party of Nephilim destroyed.
The first time you come here you find that the pool is a watering hole for a pack of lizards which attack you.
There are 5 Giant Spiders lurking in this clearing. They drop nothing and except for blocking the way to a cache. They were not guarding anything.
Mairwen in Fort Dranlon wants you to recover a rare tome from this dungeon.
There is a nice lot of treasure here and a reward from Mayor Steele in Cotra when you have freed the prisoners.
Six goblins and a witch (actually a female mage) do not drop anything nor do they seem to be guarding anything.
There are two patches of potion ingredients in this area: