Pool of Radiance (DOS)
Finally cleared Valhingen Graveyard! Luckily the area was quite small and uncomplicated, because the many battles against level-draining undead were starting to get annoying. The game provides you with many many "restore level" scrolls, so it's not a huge deal, but a character can actually get drained to level 0 which kills him instantly. The quest ends with a battle against a vampire, where you have to first find and destroy his coffin, defeat him in battle once so that he escapes to his now-useless coffin, and then defeat him again (though he is now much weaker). It's an annoying battle because you can't rest in the graveyard to rearrange your memorized spells, but if you leave the graveyard to rest, some annoying level-draining encounters get reset.
On top of that, killing the vampire clears the entire area of all encounters—both bad and good. I had a big chunk of the map unexplored, and just knew that I was missing some nice treasure there. So I had to reload my save from before the vampire and explore that chunk (and indeed, it had some VERY powerful magic equipment I wouldn't want to miss)... and then do the vampire battles all over again. The biggest problem with the vampire is not the level draining (though it's annoying; he drains 2 levels every hit so he can come very close to draining someone completely to death!), but his ability to charm. I lost many, many times when he charmed one of my fighters, who then went and slaughtered my entire party 🤣.
I finally got through it though, so now I can check the graveyard off my list! Next step is to begin exploring more of the wilderness, but I think I am very close to finishing this one!