Series 2, Quest 7. Neil finds a ghost haunting the Level 1 wellway.

Series 2 Quest 7

By Keith McDonald

Team 7: Neil, Craig, Jason and Mark from Newark.


The seventh quest of Series 2 was for the Crown and lasted 34 minutes.

Knightmare Series 2 Team 7. Neil, the dungeoneer.

Level 1

Folly advises Neil to "follow the Sword", providing a further hint about a red king.

Into a bomb room. The team ponders whether to collect food, which almost costs Neil dearly.

He is then almost hit by a snake but suffers no life force damage.

The Level 1 clues are guarded by Granitas. Despite scoring just one, they earn a clue: "the dagger may be used, but not against flesh".

They take the dagger and a potion, leaving a bone.

Knightmare Series 2 Team 7. Neil steps on the correct playing card suit to release a door.

In the Card Room, they follow Folly's advice to take the King.

Mildread impersonates the advisors and tries to guide Neil out through the door. The advisors are wise to it.

Knightmare Series 2 Team 7. Neil is harrassed by Mildread the Witch.

Treguard: "If she wanted Neil to go through that door, you can be sure there was something really nasty waiting on the other side."

Neil gives Mildread a potion for her cooking pot. In return, she gives him a word: STALACTITE.

Knightmare Series 2 Team 7. A cavernwraith guards the Level 1 wellway.

The wellway is guarded by a cavernwraith. Treguard notes that it has no flesh.

Neil holds up the dagger, which makes the wraith disappear.


Level 2

Neil arrives at a room with five doors, all bearing symbols.

Treguard: "Here is the crossroads where many different adventures meet for a short moment in space and time."

Knightmare Series 2 Team 7. Neil faces a choice of exits at the start of Level 2.

The team continues to follow the Sword.

Into the Level 2 clue room. Neil retrieves a key from a carcass on the table.

Knightmare Series 2 Team 7. Neil collects a key in the Level 2 clue room.

Mogdred is waiting in the Vale. He overpowers Treguard in the antechamber.

Mogdred: "This is far too easy..."

The sorcerer spell-casts SHROUD, which makes Neil invisible. The team immediately tries to dispel it, but advisor Mark keeps omitting the letter 'O'.

Knightmare Series 2 Team 7. The team struggle to dispel Mogdred's magic.

Eventually, Treguard mumbles a clue, and they realise their mistake. Mogdred shrieks and retreats.

The team handles Combat Chess very well, collecting a sprite of energy along the way.

Knightmare Series 2 Team 7. Neil makes good progress on the Combat Chess board.

They then negotiate the Corridor of Spears successfully.

The first piece of the sword is in Ariadne's lair. Neil collects it before escaping through the left-hand door.

Knightmare Series 2 Team 7. Neil finds a piece of the Sword in Ariadne's room.

Into Merlin's Chamber. Treguard hints that they should open a bottle.

Treguard: "Those who don't open things risk ignorance."

Merlin appears in mid-air, so Neil must guide him down. They earn a clue after answering two riddles correctly.

Knightmare Series 2 Team 7. Merlin appears floating in mid-air.

Merlin: "When you meet your own monster, take the first left to escape."

Neil uses the key from the clue room to escape the locked exit.

Into the mine. Bumptious emerges from behind the cart.

Neil gets only one of his three questions, but pledges "never to rob a dwarf". Bumptious rewards him.

Knightmare Series 2 Team 7. Neil swears a pledge to Bumptious in the mine.

Bumptious: You're going to need a SHOVEL, but it's not for digging with.

Into the Corridor of the Catacombs, where a reptilian monster is on guard. Following Merlin's warning, they take the left exit.

Death

The Level 2 wellway is guarded by Cedric. He refuses 'Stalactite' as the password, so they attempt magic.

Again, they get it wrong, attempting to spell-cast SPADE instead of SHOVEL. Cedric loses patience and smites Neil with his quarterstaff.

Cedric: "Then perish, toad-features!"

Knightmare Series 2 Team 7. The quest ends when Cedric pummels Neil with his staff.

Treguard: "You've dealt yourself out, team, by failing to deal with magic."


Hear from the team

In February 2004, advisor Jason Bond signed the guestbook.

I was on the show in 1988. This site has bought back so many good memories of those days when I was only 14, I'm 29 now. Good site!

Jason Bond

See a certificate

Laura Ashley, sister of one of the advisors, sent us a photo of Jason and Craig with one of their certificates.

Advisors Jason and Craig (Series 2, Team 7) with their Knightmare certificate.

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