Pythian Caves

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1 - Door

This door will open when you approach it from the south, but after you've gone through it, it will close and lock behind you, and you won't be able to go back through it until you've defeated the gorgon queens (#2).

2 - Gorgon Queens

In this spot you'll meet the three gorgon queens: Sstheno, Medusa and Euryale. They won't be happy to see you. If you approach the trio head-on, then you'll probably have to fight all three at once, but if you circle around to the east, then you can draw them to you one at a time. Just approach the gorgons slowly, and retreat when one notices you. Don't try and use a ranged attack to draw them to you. That will probably alert all three.

The gorgon queens are spellcasters, and Medusa can turn you to stone with her gaze. Fortunately, being petrified isn't permanent, and so as long as you fight the gorgons one at a time, you should be able to defeat them relatively easily. If you have to fight more than one at once, then be ready to quaff a lot of potions.

You won't receive anything for killing the three gorgon queens, but their deaths will update the quest "The Source of the Monsters," and it will cause the nearby petrified woman (#3) to wake up.

3 - Feiyan

Feiyan will start out petrified, but once you've defeated the three gorgon queens (#2) she'll wake up. When you talk to her, she'll tell you about a creature called a Telkine, "a great sorcerer who can summon beasts and monsters to raid and destroy." A Telkine killed everyone in her village except for her, and she was hunting for it when she ran afoul of the gorgon queens. Talking to Feiyan will complete the quest "The Source of the Monsters" and earn you 3000 experience points. It will also cause Feiyan to open the door to the north (#4).

Note: Although Feiyan's story sounds a lot like the other background stories that you've heard, it's actually part of the main storyline. You'll learn more about Feiyan and the Telkines as you advance the plot.

4 - Door

This door will start out locked, and you won't be able to go through it until you've spoken to Feiyan (#3).


A Cave exit to the War Camp.
B Cave exit to Kephisos Valley.

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EEnchanter (IT)
FRebirth Fountain
VCaravan Driver (IT)
$Treasure Container