First off: I KNOW there is a walkthrough, but I'm playing it on my own! Please, don't spoil anything!
So far, I've been having the best time of my life (as far as video games go), and I'll be writing a 'review' of sorts when I'm done, but for the second time I'm stuck, and now it's the Durlag's tower underground level.
Gaius (the Paladin) and his party ran into the wardens and their riddles, and thus far I've managed to complete two of them: the one where you read all the books and returns his pride and the one where you return the funny looking gem stone.
Now, I have a lever for the big machine, and I also have the shaft and head of a mallet, some grapes, a funny looking key. I've seen a gong in one of the rooms, but I can't figure out how to put the mallet pieces back together (I already tried the item slots etc but nothing works), and I know the lever is supposed to go into the machine, but I don't know how to do it.
Any tips / nudges in the right direction, please? Just enough info so that I can progress on my own should suffice.