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Bard’s Tale III walkthrough part 14: Malefia

If you missed it, go back to part 13.

Before leaving Skara Brae for the final time, make sure you collect your quest items from the storage house. In particular you’ll need all the named items Valarian’s Bow, Alliria’s Belt, the Sphere of Lanatir, Ferofist’s Helm, Sceadu’s Cloak, and Werra’s Shield. It doesn’t matter if you equip them as using them in Malefia doesn’t remove them from your inventory.

With your items gathered, head to the Sulfur Springs

From here, enter Malefia

Malefia. The final realm and home of Tarjan and the six imprisoned gods. The levels here are large and tricky to traverse, with lots of options of portals and stairs up and down.

Instead of my usual approach of each level map followed by a guide, I’m going to show you all three, followed by a walkthrough to show you how to rescue all the gods and gain access to Tarjan’s hidey hole.

Malefia, level 2
Malefia, level 3

Let’s do a guided walkthrough of how to rescue each of the gods, and open the way to Tarjan.

Alliria

We start our journey at the entrance, level 1 N0 E10. From there, go through the North door at N3 E10. Continue North, then turn West and go through the door at N9 E8. From here turn South and go through the door at N8 E7. At N7 E7, exit West, continue West and North and take the stairs at N10 E0. You are now on Level 2. Go East at N11 E1, then North at N11 E2, and make your way to the portal at N17 E3. Take the portal to Level 1. Go East, South, then West and use the Belt of Alliria to free your first god!

Lanatir

Go to the portal down at N21 E9. You’re now on level 2 and you need to take the roundabout route to the portal at N21 E10. No Phase Door or Apport Arcane in this realm! This means you need to go South at N21 E6 and at N19 E7. Go east at N18 E7 and at N17 E15 and N17 E17. Then it’s three North doors in a row starting at N18 E20. From there head West and take the South door at N21 E17. Go West, then north to find yourself at N21 E15. Ignore the portal in this room to take the West door at N20 E12. This is your portal, and that was a long pathway to move one square to the East!

From N21 E10 take the portal up to go back up to level 1. Head south to the door at N11 E11. Go through this door and take the portal at N14 E8. You’re now on level 2. Head South to N12 E9 and use the Sphere of Lanatir. Two gods freed!

Valarian

Head back to level 1 via the way you came, and go back through the portal at N21 E10. Go through the east door and now take the portal back up to level 1 at N21 E12. From here simply head south and east to the portal at N12 E21, going back down to level 2. From here head up to N16 E18 and use Valarian’s Bow. Three gods freed, three to go!

Sceadu

From Valarian head South and go through the West door at N13 E19 into an area of darkness. Continue on through the one-way wall to the corridor crossroads (watch out for that gas, and remember that Trap Zap will get rid of it, even though it doesn’t show up as a trap!). Take the North door at N16 E14 and go through the portal at N16 E15. You’re now on level 3. From here go to N20 E15 and use Sceadu’s Cloak to free that god.

Ferofist

Head back to the portal at N16 E15 and return to level 2. Take the South door at N17 E14 (gas!) and continue South through the door at N10 E14 and go to the portal at N6 E13 which takes you back to level 1. By all means stop here and charge your spell points if needed. Now make your way West across level 1 to the teleport at N0 E0. This brings you to level 2, N0 E20. From here go north to the portal at N4 E21 and return to level 3. Go to N2 E21 and use Ferofist’s Helm. One god left to free!

Werra

Go back to the portal at N4 E21 and return to level 2. Go South to the teleport at N0 E21, which takes you to level 1, N0 E1. From here go North and take the stairs at N10 E0 back to level 2. From the stairs head East and then South and take the portal down at N5 E11. You’re on level 3 again. Go around the corner to N5 E12 and use Werra’s Shield. The gods are all freed.

After this you can head to N7 E11, where a door has now appeared. Go through here and head on to Tarjan and final victory!

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13 comments on “Bard’s Tale III walkthrough part 14: Malefia

  1. Pingback: Bard’s Tale III walkthrough part 15: Tarjan and victory | Scent of a Gamer

  2. Seth Greene
    December 6, 2019

    The co-oridnates don’t work on the ipad version. For allira, there is no portal on level 2, N17, e3. Do you have an ipad version?

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    • davekay
      December 6, 2019

      The portal is clearly marked on the linked auto map here. Are you able to share a screenshot of your map? I’m not aware they changed anything for the iPad but I only have the PC version

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      • Seth Greene
        December 8, 2019
      • davekay
        December 8, 2019

        Thanks for sharing Seth. I see you have a photocopy of the original clue book too! The numbers at the bottom of those maps are incorrect though, as the bottom left square in each dungeon is N0 E0.
        The portal you have marked 1Q is the correct one to take, otherwise 1AA will take you to the correct area to reach Alliria as well.

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  3. beetqueen
    February 11, 2020

    Hi–can you please help me? I’m stuck on Valarian. “..take the portal down to level 2 at N10 E21. From here head up to N16 E18 and use Valarian’s Bow.” Took the portal but the way is blocked! I can’t figure out a way to the statue (N16/E18). How do I get there? *Thank you* for doing these guides supremely helpful. 🙂

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    • davekay
      February 11, 2020

      Okay that was totally my mistake, starting with sending you through the South door instead of the North door from the spinner on level 2! I have re-written the directions and you should have no problems this time. Let me know if you run into more trouble though – I hope you are having fun with the game!

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  4. beetqueen
    February 12, 2020

    Hi..I really appreciate your help but it didn’t solve it for me. However, I just figured it out myself, just now: On Level 1, head to the three portals at the top. Take middle one (N21/E10) to L2, then pass through the door to portal (N21/E12) back to L1. From there, work your way southeast to portal at (N12,E21). From *there* go north to Valarian at N16/E18.) Thanks a million for this guide–no way I would’ve figured out half this stuff again without the clue book. Loved all three of these and definitely enjoyed these remastered ones. So much fun. 🙂

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    • davekay
      February 12, 2020

      While my directions take you to the same key portal on level 1 (N21 E12), I think your way is faster to get from Lanatir to Valarian! Good luck with the others.

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  5. beetqueen
    February 12, 2020

    Welp, I hit a brick wall. (literally) No door appeared. I will try going through them all again but I think I’ve hit a bug? My guys are all Lvl 100 so I kinda ‘did the thing’ far as I’m concerned but I’ll give it one more shot. (FYI I found a great way to farm XP–go to Gelidia Ice Keep and look for Kalt Mages. They summon *a lot* of buddies if you let them…endless XP for you!

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    • davekay
      February 12, 2020

      The only thing I can think of is use your maps of levels 2 and 3 to quickly check that you released all the gods. It should say on the mouse over.

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  6. beetqueen
    February 14, 2020

    Sphere of Lanatir. 🙂

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