2 - Chapter 7: The Siege of Snowbrook Haven
* Enter Snowbrook Haven through the servant's quarters
* Find the throne room and acquire the display case
* Locate the Snowbrook Haven Commander
* Evangeline's Folly
* The Spirits of Aranna
* Arinth's Legendary Staff
* Arinth the Mad
* Lelani's Sorrow
The room Evangeline opens is full of enemies, but
none that are particularly tough. Clear them out,
then take the elevator up to a series of crypts.
Fight your way through, looting as you go, until
you exit into Snowbrook Valley. Quickly fight your
way to the nearby teleporter and return to Aman'lu.
Time for a side quest.
Add Princess Evangeline (Eva) to your party and
equip her appropriately. Teleport to the Southern
Vai'lutra Forest (South) teleporter and talk to
the wounded caravan guard.
He'll open Evangeline's Folly quest.
Teleport to the Western End of Arinth's Ravine.
Go west, south, west and north to reach a bridge.
Before the bridge,
turn left (west) and go along the edge of the gap
to reach a small cave. You may remember the password-protected
door from Chapter 5.
This time you'll be able to get through and pick
a fight with the Vai'kesh in the room and the room
beyond, which contains the jailor, who is mini-boss
level. After killing all the Vai'kesh, speak with
Eva's soldier in the jail cell.
The next cavern in your quest is along the north
side of Arinth's Ravine, so hoof it back the way
you came and fight your way along the ravine to
the large cavern on the north side.
Enter the cave, find the door and repeat the process
of killing the jailor and talking to the soldier.
The third, and final, cave is further along the
ravine, so head east. When you get to the second
instead of crossing, continue east to find the entrance
to the cave. Enter, kill the jailor and talk to
Jessic to end the quest.
Now, reform your party, refit everyone and teleport
back to Snowbrook Valley. There's nothing much to
see here except snow and a lot of monsters, until
you get to the bridge. After crossing the bridge,
turn south to enter a Frigid Cave, where you can
pick up a rainbow trinket for Tywlis in Aman'lu.
Go north from the bridge and ride the elevator up
to the top of the tower to get the Chant of Magic
To the east of the tower is a set of stairs
leading down to an elevator
that will take you to an Elven Reliquary. Use the
incantation shrine to the west, then descend and
talk to the spirit to get the Jeweled Shaft. Continue
following the path.
When you reach the incantation shrine, you have
to turn south and start climbing. You'll soon enter
the Snowbrook Foothills. If you turn east once you
get into the foothills, you can climb up and find
the upper part of the Frigid Cave.
Take the elevator down and thoroughly search the
rooms. There's the elevator to the lower half of
the cave, which exits to the Valley. There are also
two secret rooms, opened by switches on the walls.
They should be easy to find.
To the west of the Frigid Cave is an entrance to
the Snowbrook Grotto. The Grotto is a huge cavern
filled with mobs and loot, but nothing particularly
special now. You'll have to come back here during
Act III, so skip it for now. Continue south into
the foothills to reach the area teleporter.
Side quest time again. Return to Aman'lu and go
see Eolanda to get Arinth's Legendary Staff put
back together. If your combat mage doesn't have
the Chaos Grips, the staff is pretty good. Make
sure you have a combat mage of sufficient level
to use Arinth's Staff, then teleport to Eirulan
and on to the Lost Valley of the Azunites.
East, and just a bit north from the teleporter,
you can find--if you search carefully--an elevator
among some broken-down walls.
Ride it down to Some Lost Elven Ruins.
The room in which you arrive has a single door
on the north side. In the next room, search for
a hidden switch
on the wall opposite the door (north wall), to open
a door to the south.
In the newly revealed room, there's another hidden
switch on the wall near the door.
This opens another room to the south. The hidden
switch in this new room is also near the door.
This opens a room to the east. Find the hidden switch
in this room along the south wall.
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A) Switch opens door #1
B) Switch opens door #2
C) Switch opens door #3
D) Switch opens door #4
You'll now be able to go down some stairs to the
east, eventually arriving at an Elven Prison, where
you find Arinth the Mad.
Have your combat mage equip Arinth's Staff and use
it to break the central pillar in Arinth's cell
wall. Arinth will flee to the Temple of Istauru
in the Northern Vai'lutra Forest.
Before pursuing Arinth, turn and look at the door
going back to the stairs. You can click the lamp
on the wall
to the left and open a secret door halfway back
up the stairs.
Enter the room to get the Mysterious Bucket, part
of the Mysterious Mystery Quest.
Summon a teleporter back to Eirulan, jump to Aman'lu
and thence to the Elen'lu Isles. Enter the ruined
temple and have it out with Arinth. You don't have
to use his staff against him, he's vulnerable to
normal attacks. He has a lot of health, but is only
level 25, which, by this point in the game, should
be cake for you.
In addition to some tasty loot, defeating Arinth
gives all your characters two bonus skill points.
That was worth the trouble, right? Rest and refit
back in Aman'lu, then teleport back to the Snowbrook
Head west, following the path. There's a square
tower along the way, inside of which is the Chant
of Ranged Skill. Eventually the path will turn north
over a stone bridge and you'll reach Snowbrook Mountain.
There's nothing to do, really, except fight your
way over the mountain, through the Morden lines,
until you reach the entrance to the Snowbrook Haven
Fight through to the large room with the columns.
At the north end of the room are two doors. The
west door leads to an incantation shrine. Incant
the Chant of the Dead and then go to the east door.
Go up the stairs and through the south door. (The
north door leads to the Cavern of Frost, to which
you will return later.) Go in the east room to find
Spirit of Aranna #8 and a Mysterious Chant.
Head west over the bridge and pick up the Lore
book, Vol. 1: The Kings and Queens of the Northern
Reaches. Continue west through the door and take
down to the Living Quarters. Go through the door
to the east
and then either the north or south door to go down
into the throne room.
Click the throne,
take the display case key that is revealed, then
fight off the rustguards that come to life around
you. Head through the eastern door. Two rooms to
the east you'll find a teleporter. South from the
teleporter is an elevator. To the west of the elevator
is a series of treasure rooms, one of which contains
a mimic. Be sure to loot thoroughly before taking
the up elevator.
The elevator leads up to the Snowbrook Haven Courtyard.
Before heading up to the ramparts, enter the dining
next to the stairs. Soldier Kiernan inside has a
lovely Morden Head on a Pike, which he will be willing
to trade you for your Statuette of Xeria. Finally,
you can make a little progress in Lelani's Sorrow.
Go up top and speak to the Commander to begin the
next (and final) chapter of Act II.