Something odd happened when I went to Thais to decide who was queen. The town was on fire and destroyed so we were on our way to the castle when we went into one of the open doorways in the town. There was a person inside the room and it all of a sudden reverted back to the town being fine again, and everyone was back in town. Castle wasn't burned down or anything. I restarted and didn't go into any of the rooms this time and I got to the end of Southern island. I also couldn't open my inventory at all when I went into the destroyed Thais. Something similar happened when I went to find Minerva on the mountain, there is one of those wizards that changes your weapons/armor if you go to the left on the mountain. When I went that way and saw him, I suddenly couldn't open my inventory again to even upgrade anything. I believe I got stuck in that room with him also so I had to do a cntrl/alt/delete to move on.