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Sample Level 9 – Realms of Quest II


Here is a sample mapped dungeon level. Orbs can be obtained from fighting demons on level 9 or below so I usually only map each level until I find stairs that will go to the next level below. I’ve mapped out this dungeon level 9, fought and killed an Orcus, Demogorgon, and Bailor while traveling further downwards in levels making it all the way to level 17.

Dungeon levels are infinite, however the lower you descend you will gain more and more magical weapons and gold.


I bumped into a skeleton and it attacked me. It must have been a skeleton of a long since dead king, as he was fully loaded with gold. I don’t know how a skeleton can carry around so much gold, but it’s mine now. :o)


All $20358580 of it. WOOHOO! Ca-CHING!

I still wasn’t able to find another ORB yet, but by the time I made it back to the castle I had acquired a significant amount of loot to cash in.


And cashed in all that lovely gold to gain 3 levels and pick myself up a healing potion, as I was now completely out of them.


I’m now at level 17, with SU 17, SWORD+19, ARMOR+22, SHIELD+23 and XP 60754472 with 1 HEAL POTION, and 2 ORBS.


We’re gonna need a bigger boat! -Realms of Quest II


We’re gonna need a bigger boat!

Seems like each demon battle in the search for the ten orbs gets more tough with each orb obtained. The first orb that I obtained was taken from an Orcus. I found a second orb when I defeated a Demogorgon. Now I’ve stumbled upon a demon that I hadn’t encountered before…a Balor. I killed the Balor, however no orb was recovered yet, so I’ll have to keep searching. In the meantime, it is cool to see some new monsters.


Demogorgon and Orb #2 – Realms of Quest II


While wandering through level #9 of a dunjon, in search of another Orcus, I stumbled upon a Demogorgon, and knew right away, that this was it. It’s a demon, and it has an Orb. The orb is now mine.


2 Orbs recovered, and 8 left to go.


The dunjon to the right of the castle is where I found the second Orb. Now I’m off to find more dunjons.

Ghost Ship – Realms of Quest II


When traveling the overworld map, close to one of the numerous rivers, I came across a ghost ship! There are other encounters along the rivers, where you may run into mermen and the famed loch ness monster.


After some extensive battling in one of the dunjons, I encountered another Orcus, however I was defeated. I stayed in the dunjons for as long as I could, reaching level 9 and even a few levels below and acquired a hoard of gold, and a whole lot more of +1 magical items. The lower you descend in the dunjons, the more gold and magic items you acquire.


$2707547 Gold Pieces. More GP than I had Experience Points. Sword+14, Armor+19, Shield+17.

I didn’t obtain a 2nd orb yet, but at least I knew I would be cashing in big time, this time around.


Up 2 levels +1 potion. The extra 2 spell points and additional Hit Points will help out allot.

Trapped inside the wall! -Realms of Quest II


While descending a dunjon, and on the 4th floor in search of the next set of stairs downwards to the 5th, I seem to have stepped into a trap. The walls caved in all around me, apparently.


Luckily I had 6+ spell units, so I was able to cast a Word of Recall and zap myself back up to the surface by the entrance of the dunjon. I suppose I could have alternatively cast level 5 spell “Gate” and teleport somewhere else in the dunjon, although I generally don’t use Gate as it teleports to a random location, and I prefer knowing where I am. Don’t know what I would have done had I not had at least 5 or 6 Spell Units. Reminds me of a wizard teleporting himself into a solid stone wall.

Word of Recall is a lifesaver sometimes. I even found the King’s Castle.


Another weird thing I found is a dungeon that seems to lead nowhere. You can descend the dungeon, and while in the dungeon, you can step one square south, but other than that, it doesn’t lead anywhere, unless there is something that I’m missing. It’s pictures below. Though I’m pretty sure Realms of Quest II overland map and dunjons are all procedurally  generated. I hope there are more than 10 dunjons in the overworld map, as it’d be a shame if the dungeon to nowhere prevented obtaining the final 10th orb.


Realms of Quest III: Dunjon Crawler (The End)

“Included on the Realms of Quest trilogy disk is a 16K version of “Realms of Quest III” called “Dunjon Crawler”. The following features have been removed from the full 32K version so that a version of Realms III could run on a more commonly-available form of memory expansion for the VIC-20:


-No music and no joystick control

-No map (just a single 3-D dunjon)

-No thrones in the dunjons (only water fountains).


-No save game to tape (only to disk with a single save game slot).

The goal of Dunjon Crawler is to recover the King’s sceptre fron the CHROME DRAGON who resides on the 15th floor of the dunjon in the catacombs underneath the Castle. A reward of untold riches will be bestowed to you if you’re successful. Once the sceptre is recovered, the dunjon will be reset into a new one so you can replay this “on the side” adventure all over again – with increasing greater difficulty each time you complete the quest. 32K users can transfer their saved game to Dunjon Crawler with the “Transfer Party” application in order to build their characters and acquire additional treasure.”

Deep into the fifteenth level, six Chrome Dragons and twelve Red Dragons await to slaughter your adventuring party, so be prepared!


Unlike Nikaedor, the Chrome Dragons along with their Red Dragon ilk, can be defeated with the Wizard’s ‘Power Word Kill’ spell. “KILL, KILL, KILL!!!!!”


Eventually, (hopefully, you will be victorious!)


And may you receive lots of glorious loot!


Just like, Realms of Quest III, after defeating the Chrome Dragon and obtaining the seemingly ever stolen sceptre, you get a notation of how many times you have beaten the game/recovered the sceptre, and can play the game on infinitum with ever increasing difficulty.


The wordpress monkeys 2014 annual report for [rubygolem] “Happy New Year!”

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s the summary:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

In 2014, there were 58 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 85 posts.

These are the posts that got the most views in 2014.

1.) The Ancient Traveler -RoQIV [published December 2013]

2.) Realms of Quest I (Anniversary Edition, 2011) [published September 2014]

3.) Ultimate Quest: Catacomb (the beginning) [published May 2014]

4.) Realms of Quest IV: Final Thoughts, and final character screenshots -RoQIV [published June 2014]

5.) Gnarshm’s maps of levels 3+4 -RoQIV [published November 2013]

Some of your most popular posts were written before 2014. Your writing has staying power!

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Visitors from a total of 40 different countries visited rubygolem.
The most visitors came from the United States, Canada, and Estonia.