Here are some quick notes regarding an alternate quest you can use to enter the Abyss. It works for gargoyles as well as humans and elves. The reward for completing the quest is to be able to enter the Abyss, along with receiving a Necklace of Diligence (red, not blessed, Intelligence Bonus 5, Mana Regeneration 1). You will need to have access to a rune marked somewhere in Ter Mur or get someone to make a gate there for you. Once you've safely arrived in Ter Mur, make your way to the far south end of the land and find Naxatilor the Seer in one of the buildings in the Holy City. Interact with Naxatilor to accept the quest titled "The Arisen." You must kill EITHER 10 effete undead gargoyles, OR 10 effete putrid gargoyles, OR 10 gargoyle shades. You can find the first two roaming the Holy City at night and can find the gargoyle shades within the Tomb of Kings. If you decide to enter the Tomb of Kings, remember Naxatilor's advice about saying "ord" and "an-ord" to get past the Serpent's Breath that may be visible and blocking your entrance deeper into the Tomb. To exit the Tomb of Kings, go to the last large blue tiled room and use the sparkly gate on the west side of the room to return to the antechamber of the Tomb. After you've killed a sufficient number of quest creatures, return to Naxatilor and claim your reward. To the south of Naxatilor's building at the end of the road that runs north and south through the Holy City, you will find a large museum. Inside to the west is a room that contains two books. The first book simply tells you the Singularity Shrine Mantra ("unorus"). The second book is titled "Book of Circles" and its author is unknown. Below is a copy of the text of the Book of Circles. After you have finished reading the two books, you must find the Shrine of Singularity. If you are using a gargoyle character, you will find a "flight path" to the right of the entrance to the Tomb of Kings that will lead you to the rock-enclosed Shrine of Singularity. If you are using a human or elf character, you will need to access the Shrine by walking along the icy surface of the rocks. You may also need to teleport down onto the grass. (Bring a teleport spell scroll along if you're using a non-mage character.) Once you reach the shrine, say the mantra. A gump will appear asking you if you are ready for La Insep Om. Click the Accept button to proceed. You will then be presented with a few multiple choice questions to answer regarding the information included in the Book of Circles. If you answer correctly, the quest gump will tell you, "You don't understand how you know, but you are absolutely certain that the guardians will no longer bar you from entering the Stygian Abyss. It seems you have proven yourself worthy of La Insep Om." You may now enter the Abyss through the Tomb of Kings. When I tested this process tonight, I then went into the Abyss from the Tomb of Kings entrance, walked a very short distance and then recalled to the Underworld and used its entrance to the Abyss. I think for most people, you may also prefer to do this so that you can first visit the Silver Sapling room and plant a seed to help with providing a rez and restoring your belongs if you die in the Abyss. I hope this information helps you get into the Abyss if you've been having trouble completing Garamon's quest to be able to enter via the Underworld.