yeah I've had other people tell me the exits are kinda messed up. The rooms for the transformations originally have the north exit blocked until the player grabs the item and then the north exit opens up. Which might help explain what you experienced. Do you think a basic floor map would help other players? I might include a basic layout of the dungeon as a screenshot to help people get around. And thank you very much for playing it!
That might be helpful! I don't think that part is your fault or anything, it seems like a general accessibility issue in IF. A map of some sort would definitely be helpful for folks who are better at navigating spaces visually.
I'll draw one up with the room names missing so you can at least get a general sense of where you're at. And i'll upload it as a screenshot for the game and then include the .png as a file in the download. The more I can cut down on confusion the better!