(This post contains spoilers related to the Tower riddles)
*Rhodes posts an open letter at the Andris bank for the Old Gypsy to see*
In your quest to reach the top of Nystral's Tower the following information might be of help. Shivani and Rhodes recently took a trip there while the effects of the moon were strong. The first room in the Tower contains only rats and bats. When we journeyed up the ladder to the next room we found gooeys and rats until we came to a pool of water. To my shock there were two Sea Serpents in the pool! Shivani was able to provoke the SS and we were able to pass by safely. Once up the the room is full of poison creatures. We continued south and ran into some gapers and spiders. Going up the next ladder we found a chest with some red crystals, and a maze of lava followed by a large group of poison creatures. We went up the ladder and found spiders, gapers, and bone mages. Pressing on we found a portal with a Sand Golem who posed the following riddle:
"In silence I tell my tale, my spine stiff as a board and my body pale.
Leaves you will find inside, through they not from nature be.
A wonderland lives inside me."
Shivani was able to figure it out and provided the golem with the answer of a 'book'. The Sand Golem asked for a red crystal which we passed and a red token was then provided. We dropped the red token into the portal and the next floor contained a colony of warrior ants mixed in with gapers and bone mages. Fighting through them we found another portal and Sand Golem who posed the following riddle.
"Bright like diamonds yet loud like thunder.
Ever flowing, a thing of wonder."
Shivani provided the correct answer of a 'waterfall'. The Sand Golem said to pass a ginseng for the token which we did and it handed a copper coin. We were transported to a maze of hallways. Once we were thick in the maze we realized we had to head East to escape, the West direction looked very packed with Bone Mages, Gapers, HHs, and many poison creatures. Various chests contained chess pieces that we collected for later. Eventually we found the Sand Golem and portal to which the following riddle was posed:
"A sentinel, with range and power, a chariot trapped inside a tower.
Lesser but certainly not the least.
Sliding he will cover your retreat, then red to the ground your friends to meet.
A jester, an archer, a man of the cloth? Hand me your answer and choose."
We gambled with the rook and were rewarded with 20 black tokens. Once we dropped the black tokens we were transported to a room that looked like a sewer. Walking on we came to a dead end but were attacked by pixies. Eventually the pixies got angry and teleported us across the sewage to the other side to be attacked by poison creatures and blink hounds. Once past them we found a portal and Sand Golem who posed the following riddle:
"It can build castles or tear down craggy peaks.
It can make men blind or help them see."
Rhodes provided the correct answer of 'sand' and the Sand Golem said to pass it some pixie dust for the next key. We could hear loud roaring and stomping from above so we were too scared to proceed further and dropped a red crystal into the portal to escape back to Andris.
Hopefully this information is of use to you, please let us know if you would like to examine any of the trinkets/tokens.
Rhodes & Shivani