This area is for newbies only. It's very hard to get in if you're not a newbie because there is a mob which will stop you. He's very hard and I don't think most Adept groups would be able to kill him (but that's just my opinion, have a go if you want).
You can get down to the catacombs from the Storage Closet by opening the way down with 'lift planks' or from the Old Well through the Swamp. You will find that you move from room to room in the Swamp and may end up at the big monster in the middle. It didn't attack me but I was invisible at the time. In the temple is the toughish Ghost of Malakah. It has a silver key on a chain that unlocks the door to the east. The Guardian librarian has a key to which unlocks the cabinet in the Library Vault.
Statue in the Southwest Corner (Sf) of the Swamp can be opened by 'twist book', you get the hint from examining the statue. Opens a way up to inside the statue. 'read tome' explains some of the history of the keep near the University.
In teh catacombs there is a death trap. If you stay on the Underground river you'll be pushed to the west towards a waterfall. If you go off it you lose all your possetions. The Chamber of the Coffin is guarded by a 30k vampire. He has 1500 gold and a key that unlocks his brass and mahogany chest in his secret chamber. 'push coffin' to open the way down to the chamber.
Lastly there's a hidden way west from the Bottom of the Stairs to the Hidden Tunnel Behind the STairs (Ht), it doesn't need to be opened just use west and east to move between them.
If you'd like to make a quick run to this zone, we recommend the following directions, starting at The Common in Shadowdale: 4e10n.
C!-Ca | So-Co-Oc / | Down to the catacombs 1D-Cl Pc Pc | | | 1C-Cl En-Qc-En | | | | 1B-Cl Pc Hh Mb | | 1A-Cl Hh | | Up to the University second floor Wc Sr Hh \ | | | Up to the Library second floor Ss-Ww-Ge-Ew-Sd Tr Td Td \ | | | | Ss Ou Mc-Tb-Nw-Nw-Ne | | | | Su Nr-Fa-Aa-Nl Nc At Nt Hp | | | | | | | Tt He-Ha-Cd-Fa-Aa-Le-Ol-We-Cc-Ec-Os-Te-Ac-Tp-Al-Ba Sc-Gt-Ap \ | | | | | | | Gf-Pr Hl Sl-Fa-Aa-Sl Ce At St Hp | | | | | Sb-Og-Ow Or Ug Mc-Tb-Sw-Sw-Se | \ \ | | | | Sa The Catacombs Ts The Cellar Ra-Od Hl-Gp Tr Td Td | \ | | Np-Ns-No Bh Ft--Cd-Rb | | | | | | | | | Is Ws-Cs-Fe-Af-Ch lf-Cd--Gc-Fa eLF-LF-Ef-Gl-Gl \ | | | | | | | Sf Fn-Sg-Sh Qf------So Fo Cf | | | | | Ps-Wt Is-Op Wd-Gm Rp | | Te-Hs+To Ah | Cp | Northern ForestThe cellar and Catacombs
Bc Up to Storage Closet | / Hb-Br-Ci-Hy-Bu | | Hy Bc | Bc-Hy | Dc | Gw An-Bc | | DT-Qu-Rs-Go-Wa-Tu | Pa | Th-Cr | Up to the Old Well Cv-Mg \ | Dw De Gs \ | | Bw-Et-Si-Si-Ic Up to the Old Staircase | | / Cn Ht-Bs-Lo / CbSecond Floor of the Library
The Library / Tc | Bk-Fp-Lv | ObThe University First Floor
As | Ua | Au | Ta-Fc-Be-Ul / | | Down to the University Uc Ao
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