Maybe I'm not as smart of a cookie as I'd like to think I was... And I feel like I'm fairly early on in the storygame, but I need some help.
I've discovered nearly all of the map for the Stronghold only I refuse to go into the Throne Room because there's no way out without death or an early ending. I have no idea what to do with the book because every time I try to get near it, it tries to send entrails out to eat me. So no book, no facing the necromancer. The Zorch Rat I have seems utterly useless, and I've already killed everything in the Stronghold (save for the Necromancer, his Death Knights, or the dark elf that ran away) and the entire zombie village. I have no idea what I need to do to progress... Help would be greatly appreciated.