Quest for Glory 2: Trial By Fire was obviously meant for newly made characters. If you import your 'perfect' character from Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero? one will notice how incredibly easy and virtually unchallengeable the game becomes.
The Dead Parrot Inn, complete with dead parrot, is in Raseir. A dead parrot was featured in a Monty Python skit known as "The Dead Parrot Sketch".
King Arthur--from Cindy Marx's game, Conquests of Camelot--sometimes makes an appearance in the desert. He is dead and lying on the ground. If you walk near him, the body will fade as if it were an illusion. If you right-click on the body before it disappears, it will say something about how he should have visited a Camelot before going into the desert.
Quest for Glory 2 was the first game to introduce the fourth character class of Paladin to the series.
In the very end of Quest for Glory 2 it says that the next chapter in the series would be called "Shadows of Darkness". The third chapter, however, was called "Wages of War" and "Shadows of Darkness" was the title of the fourth game.
QFG2 is the only Sierra game which used the Sierra SCI 0.5 interpreter.
As with all QFG games, the moose head and 'Maltese Falcon' appear (courtesy of the prop department). The 'Maltese Falcon' is actually somewhat important to the thief character type.