Well, I seem to have all the staffs (two beside the starting one, right?) I can only USE the second until I level more I guess. I got the crystal ball. I'm exploring some area where I can't understand anybody, and I have no idea what I'm doing otherwise. Most of these caves seem very pointless, with a chest to restore magic at the end, when I have no magic to use. *shrug* Level 7 already, and I've made pretty much NO progress. =P
Back to exploring.
EDIT: Alright, found the fruit thing that reverses stone, and the item to understand gibberish. I'm now level 13 and found 3 books. Lets see, I also got that branch item, which I have no idea what to do with, and a gold ring, which again, I have no idea what it is for. I've turned some guy back from a statue, but he didn't seem to have anything worthwhile to say, and didn't give me anything. All signs point to the fact that I need that damn magic key (besides all the locked doors everywhere). No idea where to find it. The stone statue guy mentioned the greedy king, but where I think the greedy king is, just more locked doors. Can't find no 'Tower of Illusion'. I might be missing something from visiting an old area from before I got the Tongues potion or before I realized that you could shoot certain rocks to 'talk' to them.
EDIT2: Bah, every time I think I make headway, nada. I believe I found where the branch is used, but there's nothing over there! Just some platform, and a door back to where I came from... *sigh*
EDIT3: OK, again. Found something else to do with that fruit, and snagged a Dragon Scale. Now just gotta figure out what THIS is for.