I have and it seems Cursed abbey is way to dark and the council hall is a little lighter but not much. Unless you know of a way how to lighten the locations, besides torches as its still dark even with them, I am still going to try to find a way to rid of the magic barrier. I might store them in the council hall and bring furniture in with my Ring of the OX with 99999999 strength thanks to DAD's Item editor.
I will update this if i get anywhere on how to hex out the no magic zone problem.
for checking my post and your suggestions. I am sticking with the sewer temporarily. By the way do you still play this game?