This was taken from Thalion group on Yahoo Groups .. hence the opening part of the answer
First: this is not a Thalion game, although the soundtrack is from
Second: There's not much to know... You've got to trade to get money,
to hire soldiers, especially scouts to spot and avoid enemy caravans,
later to build mines - you can detect ore veins with your scouts. To
build a mine you require a machine, available in the warehouse. BTW:
Wizards are protecting at least 50 soldiers from the effect of
"magical forests" and something else(???)...
You can also order ships which are required to reach the 3 islands,
trade with them or conquer the cities.
Your money on the bank is safe, but you've got to take enough with you
to pay your army.
At least the goal is to fight and defeat the army of Medusa. For this
you need seven rings, which could be found like ore veins by your
scouts. For this you've got to conquer up to 3 cities on one screen,
in the temple then you will get coordinates where to search for a
"treasure". These coordinates are forming a triangle, in the middle of
which the treasure lies. The treasure than can be a ring.
Four are on the continent, three on the islands. Rings can be placed
in a circle of a temple. Perhaps the rings also have had some bonus
effects... The last ring calls Medusa - be sure to have a tough army
The castles are necessary for the training of your soliders;
increasing their combat abilities. The cities are giving you taxes; so
you should leave a powerful army in each town. City defenders don't
Everything else could be found out on your own.
Cheats: you may only deal with horses and wagons first - if you cross
a caravan, they won't take you anything if you have your money on the
If you save and load before searching a treasure you'll find once a
ring. The savefiles of the Atari ST were rather simple - you'd be able
to change the pay of soldiers (negative value) that you are even
gaining money per month.