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Temple of Shadows
Dungeon in Rookridge
Location Information
Quêtes présentes The Temple of Shadows
Sacrificing to the Shadows
Oakfield Massacre
Ennemis Shadows
Hollow Men

The Temple of Shadows was built after the destruction of the Chapel of Skorm. The Temple of Shadows is the exact opposite of the Temple of Light and is based under the destroyed cathedral in Rookridge. The original cult was a powerful and feared entity, but was disbanded after the loss of most of its members in a demon-summoning gone wrong. The new Temple of Shadows was recently established by Cornelius Grim, but has yet to reach the infamy of its predecessor as most of its members are upper-class twits for whom evil is a hobby. Here you may sacrifice people, monks, even your own spouse at the Wheel of Misfortune for sacrificial points, as part of the Sacrificing to the Shadows quest. When you have 2000 points, you may sacrifice your spouse between midnight and 1 a.m. to receive The Maelstrom.

If the player goes through the Defender of the Light quest, then the cult falls apart. All the player can do is enter the Temple and fight shadow creatures and a banshee in the lower levels.

If they don't do the Defender of the Light quest, then they have the option to buy the Temple of Shadows for approximately 100,000 gold after returning from the Tattered Spire. If the hero does not complete Oakfield Massacre or Defender of the Light before going to the Spire, the Temple of Light will still be destroyed and haunted by Hollow Men upon your return.

The Temple of Shadows is run by Cornelius Grim and different shadow-worshippers. According to members of the Temple, they have special events such as Torture Tuesday and Friday night Poker. If a female hero joins the guild, the worshipper tells her she is the first and only female member of the temple.

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Possible SacrificesModifier

  • Chicken Transformation
  • Sex Change
  • Impale
  • Decapitation
  • Burn
  • Hit by Lightning
  • Turn to Stone
  • Transform into a Shadow


  • You cannot commit a crime in the Temple of Shadows, you can do whatever you want and you won't get a crime under logbook stats.
  • If you kill a shadow-worshipper outside the temple you will receive evil points.
  • During an assasination contract, if you sacrifice the person you are meant to assasinate at the temple of shadows, via the wheel, there is a chance that it will not count for your contract and the person will re-appear or the game will create a new person with the same name to take his/her place, this can be useful if you wish to get more sacrificial points. This exploit definately works if the wheel lands on the' sex change' option.
  • It is possible to buy both the Temple of Light and the Temple of Shadows, though this may only be a glitch experienced on some game discs, and the Temple Of Shadows is still disbanded and overrun by shadows. The required steps are:
    1. Gaining entrance into the Temple Of Shadows.
    2. Sacrificing at lest four or more NPCs at the Wheel Of Misfortune.
    3. Going to Oakfield and completing the Defender of the Light quest.
    4. Leave for the Spire, and when you come back you should be able to buy both temples.


  • The Temple of Shadows was in earlier state of development known as the Temple of Evil.
  • Rob Watson, Senior Environment Artists at Lionhead Studio's, made a ruined abbey as a filler in a level which ended up as being the Temple of Evil.
  • During the development the Temple of Shadows was place in different regions. At first it placed on a mountain next to Bower Lake. Than it was placed in Dunecrest, this region got replaced by Rookridge where the temple's name was changed to Temple of Shadows.
  • It is not possible to lead any of the Shadow-worshipers into the Wheel of Misfortune.
  • If you are a woman, all of the Shadow-worshippers will be in love with you.

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