Hey all, Happy to be back playing TOEE after so many years but sad as I seem to be at an impasse in the game. New to CO8 so sorry if this is not the correct protocol for posts here but I'll launch into my problem. I have installed the gog.com version of the game and tried to install the KOTB module. Not sure if it worked but enjoying the new content of the game so far. I got my five member party up to 4th level and went to kill off the bugbears in the moathouse for some crafting xp. I had already acquired the reputation for clearing out the moathouse. I went back to Hommlet but every time on arrival it launches into a dialogue with Brother Smyth, who seems to be in attack stance, and the game freezes. Sad. I Windows key out of the game and try to shut it down but can't. I have to do a computer restart. Making me sadder. I've tried going back to much earlier saves and get the same problem. A few much earlier saves don't trigger the problem until a few map changes later. I have tried entering Hommlet from each of the three entry points but more sadness. I've discovered the extraplanar chest in the moathouse. Earlier, I tried using the two scrolls of extraplanar chest and they made the game crash every time. My wizard couldn't use them so my bard used Use magic device. I gave up on the scrolls but one seemed to have "disappeared" from my inventory. Maybe this was how the chest appeared in the moathouse, in the first ghoul area? I tried using the chest but it made the game crash. Left it in the moathouse. Before returning to the moathouse I went madly pickpocketing. Could the chest and/or the pickpocketing have jammed up the game? On top of that I have made plenty of scrolls with my three spellcasters. Possibly not relevant but it may help with other problems. Could I play the game without ever going back to Hommlet, start on Nulb and discover the temple from there and clear it out? Is there a Verbobonc trigger from somewhere else than Hommlet? Am I even understanding the Verbobonc mod correctly? Do I have it!? I had hoped to get more scrolls from Burne's trader and rob Jaroo and the St C. priests but I can give up on that. Sadder still. I'll try to continue again later and bypass that damn Brother Smyth!