Hi, Ossie. First, are you from "Oz"? Papa Elf and I spent a delightful two weeks in Cairns and Sydney some years ago. (We preferred Cairns.) It coincided with Anzac Day, which was interesting, to say the least.
I played MM7 to the finish at least twice, and started many, many other times. I have always preferred might to magic (probably because I'd been bullied so frequently as a child,) so I invariably ended up on the Light side. Every time I tried Dark, I just could NOT hack the "Dark Dungeon." The Celestial trial dungeon was, to me, a piece of cake compared to the Dark side. So I'll probably choose Light again. (Besides, it's interesting seeing the old "heroes" from JVC's original "King's Bounty:" Lord Haart et al.)
Thank you very much for the help--good on ya, mate!