Bard's Tale Lore

<< Ask something else
Changes? Additions? Rewrite?
Comment or Cast an email >>
The mouth speaks!

"Kylearan..."


Kylearan is an old archmage inhabiting a sky-scraping tower in the north-east end of Skara Brae. He seems to keep to himself, yet within his tower lie a few valuable items.

Kylearan's magic prowess is well known throughout the land. It has led to two very common spells distributed to students of the magic arts1:
  • VANI - Kylearan's Vanishing Spell. This spell renders the spellcaster nearly invisible to foes, lowering heir armor class to make them very difficult to hit.
  • INVI - Kylearan's Invisibility Spell. Much more popular, this spell invokes the same invisibility as above, but for the entire party.
These spells don't come cheap though. Spellcasters must be well on their way to mastering the class of Sorcerer.

Kylearan approves of any campaign with the goal of thwarting Mangar's attempts to take over Skara Brae, and so any adventurers brave and strong enough to survive and meet Kylearan face to face will be given a token that will take them through Mangar's front door:
The Onyx key.

Gallery

Tales of the Unknown

Footnotes

  1. In the spellbooks of Bard's Tale 1 - VANI is earned at sorcerer level 3, INVI at level 4; In BT2 and in BT3 - INVI is earned at level 3.

Related links and further reading:

Lore that links here:

Adventurer's GuildGarthKylearan's TowerMangarSkara Brae

Other pages that link here:

bt1bt1/walkthroughbt1/walkthrough/no%20adsbt1/walkthrough/no+adsbt3bt3/index

Have any comments or suggestions or corrections to this lore entry?
Please cast an email!


Searching deeper...

Caution: Potential spoilers

Bard's Tale 1

Map texts and clues

Reveal the clue
Review board questions.
The board will test your knowledge of Skara Brae after every few level-ups with these questions:
Name the street that faces north into Kylearan's Tower?
= Hawk Scabbard
What street cuts into Blue Highway west of Stonework?
= Grey Knife
What street lies between Night Archer and Emerald?
= Tempest
What is the name of the central square?
= Gran Plaz
Identify the street that snakes through the city just north of the central square?
= Serpent
Reveal the clue
"An old statue of a fifteen foot tall warrior stands before you. Will you:"
[A]pproach it
Approaching the statue, you need the Eye which is found in Catacombs 3:
"An Eye levitates from {PLAYER} and goes into the statue's empty socket. The statue comes to life!"
You'll fight: 1 Mad God
Then you'll be teleported to Skara Brae beside Kylearan's Tower
Content: Teleport - Skara Brae (Kylearan's Tower)
Position: (17,13)
Content: Kylearan, +Onyx Key
Content:
...After killing Mangar: "Kylearan, the good Archmage, appears before you in a flash of light. 'Well done!' he cries, beaming. 'Your quest in Skara Brae is now finished! The evil one is now defeated, and his spell of winter will soon end. You will all, as a symbol of my gratitude, receive gold and experience bonus of 300,000 units. Fare well and live long!'"
Teleport to Adventurer's Guild
Position: (27,27)
Content: Kylearan's Amber Tower

Item Catalogue

Item: Hawkblade (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, Harkyn's Castle 2, 3)
Item: Admt Sword (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, Harkyn's Castle 2, 3)
Item: Admt Shield (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, Harkyn's Castle 2, 3)
Item: Admt Dagger (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, Harkyn's Castle 2, 3)
Item: Admt Helm (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, Harkyn's Castle 2, 3)
Item: Admt Gloves (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, Harkyn's Castle 2, 3)
Item: Admt Mace (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, Harkyn's Castle 2, 3)
Item: Broom (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, Harkyn's Castle 2, 3)
Item: Pureblade (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, Harkyn's Castle 2, 3)
Item: Exorwand (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, Harkyn's Castle 2, 3)
Item: Ali's Carpet (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, Harkyn's Castle 2, 3)
Item: Magic Mouth (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, Harkyn's Castle 2, 3)
Item: Luckshield (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, Harkyn's Castle 2, 3)
Item: Giant Fgn (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, Harkyn's Castle 2, 3)
Item: Admt Chain (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, Harkyn's Castle 2, 3)
Item: Admt Scale (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, Harkyn's Castle 2, 3)
Item: Admt Plate (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, 2, 3)
Item: Bracers [4] (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, 2, 3)
Item: Arcshield (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, 2, 3)
Item: Pure Shield (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, 2, 3)
Item: Mage Staff (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, 2, 3)
Item: War Staff (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, 2, 3)
Item: Thief Dagger (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, 2, 3)
Item: Soul Mace (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, 2, 3)
Item: Wither Staff (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, 2, 3)
Item: Sorcerstaff (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, 2, 3)
Item: Sword of Pak (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, 2, 3)
Item: Heal Harp (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, 2, 3)
Item: Galt's Flute (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, 2, 3)
Item: Frost Horn (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, 2, 3)
Item: Dmnd Sword (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, 2, 3)
Item: Dmnd Shield (Location: Kylearan's Tower, Mangar's Castle 1, 2, 3)
Item: Silvr Triang (Location: Kylearan's Tower)

Spellbook

The mage casting this spell will turn nearly invisible in the eyes of his enemies, who will have great difficulty in striking him.
This invocation will perform a Vanishing Spell on the entire party.

Bard's Tale 2

Spellbook

An invocation that renders the entire party nearly invisible to the enemy.

Bard's Tale 3

Spellbook

Invoke this spell to render the entire party nearly invisible to the enemy.

Google deep site search

There may yet be unconnected mentions of your desired lore topic not yet documented or linked on the above pages. To be absolutely sure, visit the Google Mouth and heed its response! It knows all things... on this website.


Comments and discussion