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The Cloakwood Mines have four levels, each with a different purpose. Level 1 is used as a mining site. Level 2 is used as a prison and as a storehouse. Level 3 is used for the forge and for the soldiers' rooms. Finally, Level 4 is used by Davaeorn himself. He has a bedroom, kitchen, library and even a shrine there.
1 - Miner
At this spot you'll meet an unnamed miner wearing red. He'll be standing next to a steel plug. The miner will tell you that he has a way to flood the mines. All you'll need to do is retrieve the plug key from Davaeorn on Level 4 (#15). The key will allow him to open the plug behind him, which will send river water throughout the mines. The miner will also suggest that you talk to Rill on Level 2 (#4), so he can come up with a plan to evacuate the miners.
When you return with the plug key, you'll have two ways that you can go. If you didn't help Rill set up an escape, then when the miner opens the plug, all of the other miners will die, and you'll earn -2 Reputation and 800 xp. But if you helped Rill, then you'll earn +2 Reputation and 2000 xp. Either way, you'll no longer be able to enter the mines, so you should only start the flooding once you're ready to leave.
2 - Traps
You'll encounter one or more traps at each of these locations.
3 - Secret Doors
You can detect secret doors at each of these locations.
4 - Hareishan
In this room you'll encounter the mage Hareishan plus an assortment of guards. There are two basic ways to handle this fight, You can lob a couple of fireballs into the room, thus softening up the opposition, or you can use one character to draw the enemies back to you, ideally one or two at a time. You'll earn 1200 xp for killing Hareishan plus about 2000 xp total for killing the guards, and you'll find an
Potion of Explosions
, scrolls of
, and 310 gp on Hareshan's corpse. You might also find some
Arrows of Ice
on the guards.
5 - Prison
Inside the prison you'll meet two people of interest:
6 - Sleeping Chamber
- Rill. He's the leader of the miners. If you give him 100 gp, then he'll bribe the guards so the miners can escape when you flood the mines (see #1).
- Yeslick (LG, Dwarf Male, Fighter/Cleric). He'll tell you how he accidentally brought the Iron Throne to these mines, and he'll offer to join you so he can get some revenge against them.
Inside a locked chest in this room, you'll find five
Arrows of Biting
7 - Sleeping Chamber
Inside the containers in this room, you'll find a
Potion of Fire Giant Strength
Potion of Mirrored Eyes
Potion of Strength
, and a scroll of
8 - Armory
You'll find a large collection of arms and armor in this room, including a
Small Shield +1
Studded Leather Armor +1
9 - Natasha's Room
Inside this room you'll encounter Natasha plus a trio of hobgoblin elites. Natasha is a mage, but if you rush her then you should be able to prevent her from casting many (if any) spells. Natasha is worth 1200 xp, and you'll find a
and scrolls of
on her corpse.
10 - Torture Chamber
Inside this chamber you'll encounter an ogre mage. He'll start out invisible, but as soon as he shows himself you should be able to whack him quickly enough to prevent him from casting any spells, making the battle straightforward. The ogre mage is worth 650 xp, and you'll find some quality gems and jewelry on his corspe. If you're playing the EE, then he'll also drop a
11 - Barracks
In this barracks you'll find a
inside a locked chest.
12 - Barracks
In this barracks you'll find a
Potion of Magic Protection
Protection from Acid
scroll, and a Cursed Scroll of Weakness.
13 - Shrine
When you enter this shrine, a guard will stop you and ask if you're there to pray to "our dread lord." If you say yes and invoke the name of Cyric, then the guard will leave you in peace. Otherwise he'll attack you. If you loot the two urns in the shrine, then you'll find an
Elixir of Health
Potion of Healing
Potion of Invulnerability
, and a
Potion of Stone Giant Strength
14 - Foyer
In this room and the sleeping chamber attached to it, you'll find a
Potion of Cold Resistance
Potions of Healing
15 - Davaeorn
You'll meet Davaeorn here. He'll taunt you a bit, and then he'll attack. Davaeorn is a powerful mage, but he'll be all by himself, and he'll mostly cast Dimension Door, which means he might end up being more annoying than difficult. However, he'll also cast spells like Lightning Bolt, Monster Summoning, and Flame Arrow, so you shouldn't take him for granted. Because Davaeorn will keep teleporting around, you'll have an easier time against him if you convert most of your party to ranged attacks.
Davaeorn is worth 6000 xp, and he'll drop
Bracers of Defense AC 6
Robe of the Evil Archmagi
, and scrolls of
Protection from Evil
Protection from Petrification
. You'll also find three letters and a plug key on his corpse. The letters will introduce you to the bad guys Rieltar and Saverok, and the key will allow you to flood the mines (#1).
Killing Davaeorn will complete Chapter 4 and open the way to Baldur's Gate.
16 - Locked Chest
Inside the chest here, you'll find a
Potion of Explosions
Potion of Fire Breath
, and a
Potion of Mastery Thievery
17 - Shelf
Inside the shelf here you'll find a scroll of
18 - Locked Chest
Inside the chest here you'll find a
Wand of Fear
19 - Library
In this library you'll meet Stephan, Davaeorn's apprentice. He'll try to trade information for his life. If you take him up on his offer, then he'll tell you some background information about the Iron Throne, but nothing noteworthy. If you kill Stephan, then you'll earn 120 xp.
From the shelves in the library, you can pick up several scrolls:
Larloch's Minor Drain
20 - Storage Room
In this room you'll get attacked by a mustard jelly (worth 2000 xp), but once it's dead you'll be able to loot three chests for some gems, jewelry and gp, plus several scrolls:
Melf's Acid Arrow
Protection from Fire
Protection from Undead
. You'll also find a cursed Scroll of Stupidity, which you should avoid reading.
- Exit to the
Cloakwood Mines (Outside).
- Stairs between Levels 1 and 2.
- Stairs between Levels 2 and 3.
- Stairs between Levels 3 and 4.
- Lift. This lift will take you on a one-way trip to Level 1.