I've been wondering why the shrine in the tower no longer works - it's bwoke, as my formerly dead friend told me. I think I may have figured out why. Belegar sends you to the plane of H* after each clue is found. If the shrine worked, one could go to the tower then use the shrine to go elsewhere and avoid these fights which would bend the story and possibly break the game. Makes sense to me (then again, I thought arthritis was an evil demon until last week) silly