Convict quest

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The convict quest sees you fighting Warden Arianna for the Iron Ball of Liberation. The quest leader is Robert the Lifer.

Maps

Home level

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You arrive in the portal in the upper left corner. There is a giant mimic near the entrance posing as a staircase. Your quest leader, Robert the Lifer, is at the point marked @. His room is a shrine with a chaotic altar. In addition, there are six inmates and 1-6 corrupt prison guards, randomly placed. Finally, there are four random webs and various prison debris (iron chains and heavy iron balls) scattered around. The entire level has undiggable walls.

Upper filler levels

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Each level contains eight inmates, 1-3 ghosts, a skeleton, a pit viper, a xan, 0-4 prison guards, 4 webs, and various prison debris such as iron chains and heavy iron balls.

Locate level

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This level contains two inmates, four Keystone Kops, two Kop Sergeants, two Kop Lieutenants, and a Kop Kaptain. There is a barracks and a random shop in the indicated areas. The lower left room marked "supplies" contains an assortment of prison junk (iron chains and heavy iron balls) as well as an iron golem. The entire level has undiggable walls.

Lower filler level(s)

The lower filler levels are standard room and corridor levels. Upon entering a lower filler level, you get the message:

This appears to be a prison level that is still under construction

Each contains eight peaceful miners, 1-2 xorns, and 1-2 earth elementals, as well as an assortment of lurkers above, trappers, and piercers. Each also contains six pits, four falling rock traps, and two webs.

Goal level

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There is an iron golem guarding the entrance to Warden Arianna's lair. Warden Arianna, with the Iron Ball of Liberation, waits in the center of the pentagram, surrounded by five lava demons (&). Additionally, there is a chest in the lower-right corner of the lower-right chamber. Finally, there are six random fire traps. The entire level is undiggable.

Messages

Transporter level

On descending to the level where the transporter is located:

Entry

First time:

Somehow, you have been captured and teleported back to
Castle Waterdeep Dungeon!  But wait, the portal you went through is still
here.  You had heard your old mentor Robert the Lifer,
the prison chaplain who taught you the ways of
Tymora calling for your help.  Also, Castle Waterdeep Dungeon
is not as you had left it.  There seems to be damage
to the walls, and you hear sounds of strife all
around you.

Next time:

You have returned to Castle Waterdeep Dungeon.  Somehow, things are even
worse now than when you were on your previous visit.  Has
Robert the Lifer managed to still hold out?

If already rejected twice due to bad alignment:

The situation seems to degrade, and you wonder how long
your fellow inmates can hold out against the corrupt
guards and creatures of the Underdark that pervade the
formerly tranquil Castle Waterdeep Dungeon.

Quest guardians

If #chatting before the quest is complete:

"How did you manage to escape?"
"How is life on the outside?"
"Between the abusive guards, and the nasty vermin, I
don't know how we will hold out."
"This place used to be so much nicer before Warden Arianna
became corrupt."
"You are really back?  I thought you were gone for
good."

If #chatting after the quest is complete:

"Thank you for ridding us of Warden Arianna.  I hope the
new warden will be better."
"Take me with you!  I will be glad to be rid of this
awful place."
"Don't forget to come back for us once you have
completed your quest!"
"Thank you for coming back to help us in our hour
of need!"
"Leave while you still can!  If you can escape,
maybe there is hope for the rest of us."

Quest leader

When you first meet your quest leader:

"<playername>, I am very happy to see that you are
alive and well!  We were all proud of your daring
escape, and hoped that you were doing well.
Things have become much worse in your absence,
however, and we desperately need your help.  Let
me have a look at you, and see if you are ready."

When you return, having been rejected due to lack of experience:

"I see that you are back, <playername>.  I hope that
you are now ready to help us?  Let me see if you
are."

This message is not currently used:

"Once again, you have returned.  Let me see if you
are finally ready to help us."

When you are expelled from the quest for having failed the alignment test seven times:

"You have betrayed us all, <playername>!  Begone from
here, and don't come back!  You are not even worthy
to share a cell with the least of us now."

When being rejected due to lack of experience:

"<playername>, I am afraid that a <currentrank> will be no
match for Warden Arianna.  If I sent you now,
she would dispatch you all too easily.
"Continue your other quest, and practice your
skills.  Return to us once you have achieved the rank
of Outlaw."

When being rejected due to having worse than pious alignment:

"<playername>, I see that you are not yet a loyal servant of
Tymora.  Leave this place for now, and only
return when you have cleansed your spirit.  Only then
will you be ready to stand up to Warden Arianna and
recover the Iron Ball of Liberation."

When finally assigned the quest:

"Yes, <playername>, it looks like you are now ready to
help us.  Things have become much worse since you
left.  The dungeons are overrun by vermin, guards
have become brutal and corrupt, and I believe that
Warden Arianna has had dealings with dark powers.
"I had spent many years enchanting my iron ball
with powers to help lead an escape from this place,
turning it into the Iron Ball of Liberation.
Unfortunately, Warden Arianna stole it from me,
likely using it for dark, twisted purposes.
"We need your help to go down to the warden's level
to defeat the corrupt Warden Arianna and recover
the Iron Ball of Liberation for us so that
Castle Waterdeep Dungeon will be safe again."

Encouragement

If you subsequently chat to your quest leader, you are encouraged:

"The sooner you are able to recover the Iron Ball of Liberation,
the better off we will be."
"I am not sure what has happened, but even without
the Iron Ball of Liberation, Warden Arianna will make a formidable opponent."
"Stay true to the teachings of Tymora, and good
fortune will be with you."
"I am afraid without the power of the Iron Ball of Liberation
to protect us, we will soon be overwhelmed."
"Warden Arianna used to be a woman of honor before turning
to dark ways.  It is much too late for
redemption, however."
"Warden Arianna is arrogant, and will try to diminish
your confidence.  Do not let yourself be
discouraged!"
"You will have to be very alert, and will need
to use all of your cunning if you hope to
defeat Warden Arianna."
"Call upon the power of Tymora to protect you
when you encounter Warden Arianna."
"If you remain true to your faith, you should
be able to sense the power of the Iron Ball of Liberation when
you are near."
"You should be able to defeat Warden Arianna easily
enough in a fair fight.  Unfortunately, she doesn't
fight fair."

Locate and goal levels

When first entering the locate level:

This must be the level that leads to the warden's
area.  You must be getting closer to
the Iron Ball of Liberation now!

When returning:

Once again, you find yourself near the entrance to
the warden's area.  Hopefully, you can acquire
the Iron Ball of Liberation before it's too late!

When first entering the goal level:

You sense the presence of the Iron Ball of Liberation as soon as you
enter this level.  If the Iron Ball of Liberation is here, then
Warden Arianna must not be far away.

When returning:

Once again, you find yourself in the abode of
Warden Arianna, and feel the presence of
the Iron Ball of Liberation.

Quest nemesis

When first encountering the quest nemesis:

"So, <playername>.  You have returned, and are here to get
the Iron Ball of Liberation for Robert the Lifer?
What makes you think you can get it if
Robert the Lifer couldn't?  I have many
allies that have made me even stronger."

Upon further meetings:

"I see that you have returned, <playername>.  I
suggest you leave and save yourself while you still
have a chance."

And on the 4th and subsequent meetings:

"Back again, <playername>?  You will certainly die in
your attempt to defeat me."

When you have the Iron Ball of Liberation, but Warden Arianna is still alive:

"I will get the Iron Ball of Liberation from you, just as I did
Robert the Lifer!  You can not defeat me."

Discouragement

Warden Arianna will occasionally utter maledictions:

"You should never come back.  You will not escape
here alive again!"
"Even all of your pathetic lot put together would
not be enough to defeat me."
"You are no more than lowly prison scum.  You are
unworthy to even challenge me."
"Even Robert the Lifer could not stand up to me, so
you have no chance at all."
"Even the Iron Ball of Liberation would not be enough to
make you my equal."
"Your pathetic devotion to Tymora will not
save you, either."
"After I kill you, I will go after Robert the Lifer next,
and any that dare to defy me again!"
"Die with dishonor, lowly Convict!"
"Once a Convict, always a Convict."
"How about you find yourself a cosy little cell,
and hope that I forgive your insolence?"

Victory

When picking up your quest artifact:

As you pick up the Iron Ball of Liberation, you feel its power
flow through you, protecting you, and making you
more aware of your surroundings.  You know that
you need to get it back to Robert the Lifer as soon
as possible now.

When killing the nemesis:

As Warden Arianna approaches death, you see sudden
clarity in her eyes.
"What have I done?  Those demons have been clouding my mind.
Please forgive me, <playername>, although I know that I
probably do not deserve it.  Take 
the Iron Ball of Liberation back to Robert the Lifer
with my blessing."
With a final coughing fit, Warden Arianna spasms, and her
eyes see no more.

When returning to your quest leader:

"Congratulations, <playername>!  You have returned with
your life, and with the Iron Ball of Liberation!  I had
planned to use the Iron Ball of Liberation to lead an
escape from here, but with Warden Arianna defeated,
life should go back to normal before long.
"Whether I like it or not, I know my place is here.  I
see that the Iron Ball of Liberation has already attuned
itself to you.  I offer it to you in hopes that
it will aid in your quest to recover the Amulet
of Yendor." 

When subsequently throwing the Iron Ball of Liberation to Robert the Lifer:

Robert the Lifer looks upon the Iron Ball of Liberation
with fondness.
 "You are its keeper now.  Take it with you back to
 the Dungeons of Doom, through the magic portal
 that brought you here."

Post-Quest

When talking to Robert the Lifer after the quest:

"Welcome back, <playername>.  We have done well in your
absence.  How far have you come with your quest to
regain the Amulet of Yendor for Tymora?"

When talking to Robert the Lifer after getting the Amulet:

"Congratulations, <playername>!  You have redeemed yourself
and proven yourself a worthy servant of Tymora,
and in doing so have made all of us proud.
"One final task remains for you now.  You must take
the Amulet up to the Great Temple of Tymora, on
the Astral plane.  There you must offer the Amulet
to Tymora."

References

Reference: Karl Garrison's Convict Patch