Mage Valley Entrance is aimed at low level players (Newbies and Chumps). There are plenty of mobs here that will give any Newbie a challenge. One quick warning: There is a timed death trap here. The Icy Pool (Ii) will kill you if you stay in it too long, there's no reason to go there at all so I'd avoid it altogether.
The map jumps around and so I've tried to describe this by using numbers to show where a link goes. '3' would take you to G3, '2' would take you to 'G2', etc. So you should be able to see that travelling N, N, W then E from the Small Pool (Sp) will bring you back to the Small Pool!
If you move down to the Ancient Road where to the south, eventually you'll find a cave in - don't hang around unless you think you can cope with some troglodytes though as you're quickly Ambushed! Once ambushed the door to the west is opened but be careful as if you step through you find yourself in the Troglodyte Tunnels and they lock the door behind you and it's the only way out!
To make your way into the caves you'll need to pass through the Troglodyte caves or be able to fly and take the route off the Ancient Road (Ar). Use 'open rock' Inside The Fissure (If) to open the way east, eventually you'll find yourself In the Air (Ia) above the Enormous Cavern (En).
Wait in the South End of the Enormous Cavern (So) and you'll be transported to the Lair of the Cave Fishers, three fishers will attack (about 7.5k each). You can pick up the long iron rod here then move west to moved back to the Southwest End of the Enromous Cavern (Sw). The iron rod used to open metal plate in the Dry Stream Bed (Ds) but the area it used to link to has been removed form the game so the rod does nothing. You can also find a Grey metal key in the battered desk in the Old River Passage (Or) this too seems to be part of the now missing zone.
Lastly, you can explore the lake if you can breathe underwater, you'll find another way up to the Troglodyte Caves that way too.
If you'd like to make a quick run to this zone, we recommend the following directions, starting at The Common in Shadowdale: 9sws3ws2w2s2w3sws5w2sws2w3s6ws2w11s.
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Rf-Fa-Cs Up to Below The Lake / \ / Down to the Caves Nr-Nr-Sc-IsBelow The Lake
Troglodyte Caves-Os-Od ^ / ^ Ab-Ud-Ab-Is |^/ \ Ab Down to Above The Passage |^\ ^ Ab-Ab | Uc
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