There are severals ways the game starts. The following can be done when Hedrack tells you to find Jaroo. As you walk up the stairs and walk towards Hedrack and the two bears, walk to where you can just see Hedrak's feet. Attack and kill him and only one of the bears. Pick up his items. He has the Viper Staff and the Ring Of Invisibility. Then, kill the final bear. You should be sent directly to Hommlet.