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"Kylearan's Tower..."


Kylearan's Amber Tower is the home of the old archmage Kylearan, which sits in the north-east corner of Skara Brae at the end of Hawk Scabbard. Its first floor is the only known floor that's ever been accessed; the rest remain a mystery.

The gate to the tower is locked tight and is impossible to pass without an onyx key. But some have reportedly discovered special teleportation magic - perhaps there is another way?

When Tarjan destroyed Skara Brae, the tower became inaccessible, its fate left in the hands of time. But Kylearan is a wise, resourceful old archmage. Surely the tower survived.

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BT1 Kylearan's Tower portrait (Apple IIgs)

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Adventurer's GuildCrystal GolemKylearanMangar's TowerSkara Brae

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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: (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)

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