The sandstorm's pretty strong here! And so's the quicksand trail! I'm also walking very slowly because of the sand!
Uh oh, an orc with an axe and shield comes, but I dodge his hit and take care of business.
After taking care of another orc, I head up to higher ground and jump on top of the stone walls. I walk around the stone walls, crossing carefully around the area.
Those worms that are rising and burrowing aren't sandworms...
I find another chest with 30 gilders on the western part of the desert.
I go back to the higher ground with pillars, and then, two tornadoes take me somewhere!
I turn back to reach another chest near an obelisk in the east, which has a Gilded Falcon.
This is not my favorite level!
I wander around and move westward in the area, until I see a cave! I head in there, jumping down to the sands. I go further down and find a chest containing a Sand Cape!!!
So the Sand Cape allows me to burrow under the sand, huh?
I try it out on the crawl space I saw at the cave's entrance as I burrow down, and it works!
I go back to the place where the two tornadoes were and use the cape, heading west. It takes me back to the entrance again!
I use the cape to reach a chest in the eastern part of the desert, which contains herbs!
I go back to where the tornadoes took me and like what Sybill said, I have to follow the wind, blowing north. Talking about the wind like this reminds of this guy from this anime I watched recently...
I'm now at a canyon full of rocks and short cliffs. I follow the wind again, which now blows west as I try to make it to the western part of the area.
There's a set of small pillars and the wind's blowing south. If I try to head north though, the wind pushes me back down sometimes. I need to be careful here.
I make it and am now at a place with pillars and a set of steps in the middle, leading to some sparkling ground at the top of the steps.
I go through!
Sybill mentioned that after following the wind, I would be at a Sanctuary. I didn't expect rain though!
The main room has some cacti, a skeleton, a throne, two sets of staircases, and some worms from a distance!
I examine the area. There's lots of locked doors, a switch in the eastern room, and lots of statue busts.
Heading up the stairs, I see a glowing transporter in the middle (a save and recovery point yes!) and save my progress.
Oh my god, this was such a long level to play and a long and difficult one to write about!