ClubFloyd Transcript:
> by @ (by Aaron Reed)
Tryst of Fate by G. M. Zagurski

As played on ifMUD on February 19, 2011

The idea behind ClubFloyd is that each week at a pre-arranged time, a group of people meet online to cooperatively play a game of interactive fiction.

Below is a transcript of > by @, written by Aaron Reed, followed by Tryst of Fate by G. M. Zagurski. > by @ was originally released as part of the 2010 TWIFcomp, where it took first place. As of the posting of this transcript, it has been nominated for a Xyzzy for Best use of Innovation, but the winners have not yet been announced. Tryst of Fate was originally released in 1997. You can learn more about > by @ and Tryst of Fate, including how to download them, by visiting this ifWiki page and this ifWiki page, respectively. > by @ is incredibly short, but if you'd like to skip straight to the Tryst of Fate transcript, you can click here.

WARNING! Below you will find a transcript of people playing this game, and it goes without saying that the transcript is full of spoilers. So, if you've never played this game, and think you might like to at some point, I do not recommend reading any further. Instead, you might want to return to the interactive fiction page.


ToyShop & Floyditorium
#ClubFloyd Discussion
 
Floyd | >

Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by @
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 100415 / Inform 7 build 5Z71 (I6/v6.31 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)
Floyd |
Floyd | ?
Floyd | You can see $ and @ here.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd | As good-looking as ever.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Johnny says (to Floyd), "?"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x $"
Floyd | You see nothing special about $.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hi $! hi @!"
Johnny says (to Floyd), "S"
Floyd | @!
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Johnny says (to Floyd), "$"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x @"
Floyd | You see nothing special about @.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "hi @"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says, "Seems like this one is autobiographical"
Johnny says (to Floyd), "get $"
Floyd | +
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "heh"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "?"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "!"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd | @: I don't suppose @ would care for that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says (to Floyd), "give $ to @"
Floyd | !

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "ask @ about $"
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   $
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "bug!"
Nitku says (to Floyd), "show $ to @"
Floyd | @ is unimpressed.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Seems as if, given the stips on this come, there'll be no new verbs."
Nitku says (to Floyd), "put $ on @"
Floyd | Putting things on @ would achieve nothing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Johnny says (to Floyd), "eat $"
Floyd | That's plainly inedible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "kiss @"
Floyd | Keep your mind on the game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Nitku says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** :) ***
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 0 out of a possible 0, in 14 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >

Jacqueline says, "er, s/come/comp["
Gerynar is confused
Jacqueline says, "er, s/comp[/comp"
Jacqueline says, "Anyway, HOORAY"
Jacqueline says, "WE, um, WON"
DavidW says, "yes"
DavidW says, "We missed the part about trying to leave before giving the $."
Gerynar says, "that was rather ... abrupt"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "restart"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd | An Interactive Fiction by @
Floyd | Release 1 / Serial number 100415 / Inform 7 build 5Z71 (I6/v6.31 lib
Floyd | 6/12N)

Floyd |
Floyd | ?
Floyd | You can see $ and @ here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | @!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | @!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take $"
Floyd | +
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | @!

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "give $"
Floyd | (to @)
Floyd | !

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |     *** :) ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 0 out of a possible 0, in 6 turns.
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "There. Is that better?"
Jacqueline says, "my"
Lionheart says, "Heh" DavidW says, "I interpret '+' as 'Taken.', '@!' as 'NPC says NO.', and '!' as 'You gots some point(s)!'"
Jacqueline says, "Ah, symbolism."
DavidW ) is You have wonzers lol.
DavidW says, "\:)"
Jacqueline asks, "So, Following a Star?"
DavidW says, "grr. Can never quite remember how to start a say with a colon."
DavidW says (to Jacqueline), "sure."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd | Please give one of the answers above.
Floyd |

Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "quit"
Floyd |
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load followingastar"
Floyd | Welcome to the Cheap Glk Implementation, library version 0.9.0.
Floyd |
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?" Jacqueline says, "um"
Jacqueline asks, "Did I do that wrong?"
DavidW says, "I don't think so."
Nitku says, "oh right, now I remember"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load followingastar"
Floyd | Welcome to the Cheap Glk Implementation, library version 0.9.0.
Floyd |
Floyd asks, "That game over already? It was just getting good. Wanna play another?" Nitku says, "We tried to play this during the comp and Floyd refused to load it"
DavidW says, "Possibly the game crashes on Floyd."
Jacqueline says, "It's a very quick game."
Nitku says, "sorry, it occurred to me just now"
DavidW says, "Maybe it didn't upload properly."
Nitku says, "We had Jota look at it and he couldn't make it work"
DavidW says, "oh"
Jacqueline says, "ah."
DavidW says, "So we can't play Following a Star ev-ver."
Jacqueline says, "So, another game, or is this the shortest CF ever."
Jacqueline asks, "?"
DavidW says, "I think we need to pick another game."
Nitku says, "We could play all the twitter comp games"
DavidW says, "ugh"
Nitku says, "heh"
Jacqueline asks (of DW), "Why the ugh - are they all pretty difficult?"
DavidW says, "Of course not. We'll just wait two hours for you to upload them all, then we play them and they'll all be coin flip games."
Jacqueline says, "heh"
Ellison says, "funny, I sort of remembered > by @ having a love theme, but it's not so apparent in this replay. kind of funny the kind of plots one can attribute to it."
DavidW says, "Like, won't most of them be on the order of 'Sky falling!' >z. ***U DIE*** undo. >n '***Whew. Safe***."
Jacqueline says, "heh"
Nitku says, "Except Adam Thornton's, which is (almost) a full game, and Jota's, which is Zork"
Johnny says, "Adventure."
Nitku says, "right"
Ellison asks, "did Jota do the same thing?"
Jacqueline asks, "We played Warbler's Nest while I was away?"
DavidW says, "No."
Johnny says, "Include "Adventure.inf";"
Johnny says, "Or ... whatever."
DavidW says, "Warbler's was the one I didn't want to host."
Ellison says (to Johnny), "ha ha. ok, that's great."
Jacqueline says, "Well, WN is up for Xyzzies and we haven't played it, if people here haven't, then we should try that."
Jacqueline asks, "Show of hands... who's played Warbler's Nest?"
Ellison says, "anyways, I am at a coffee shop and think I will now head home, so I look forward to being SURPRISED at our choice!"
Jacqueline raises her hand.
Nitku says, "me"
Ellison says, "I have not played the post-comp release, which I hear has 40% more warbles"
DavidW says, "I have no objections to WN as long as it's other people who are playing it."
Jacqueline asks, "What's Mariel?"
Ellison goes back to Squeamhurst..
Ellison has disconnected. DavidW asks, "It's in German, didn't inky say?"
Jacqueline says, "oh"
djfletch says, "I played most of the comp games already but I have no other good suggestions in mind just now"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah, it's in German."
Jacqueline keeps looking...
Jacqueline says, "Well, other than Mariel (which is in German) and GeJ and WN (which everyone's played), we've got the Xyzzy nominations covered."
Jacqueline says, "I do believe."
DavidW says, "Shame Following a Star won't play on Floyd."
Jacqueline asks, "What about A Simple Theft?"
Jacqueline says, "markm is unfortunately idle..."
DavidW says, "I played it ages and ages ago, I think."
DavidW says, "I remember the map had a southeasternly list to it."
Jacqueline asks, "What's vindaloo?"
DavidW says, "It's a spicy tomato dish."
Gerynar says, "a kind of food"
Jacqueline says, "No, I mean on Floyd."
DavidW says, "You solve a 15-puzzle and maze to get ingredients."
Johnny says, "Chicken Vindaloo"
Jacqueline asks, "Ooh - have we played any Stiffy?"
Jacqueline asks, "Or would I never want to post the transcripts?"
DavidW says, "Stiffy is AIF whichever Stiffy you mean."
Jacqueline says, "mmkay - I thought perhaps it was just slightly naughy highschoolish slapstick."
Jacqueline says, "er, naughty"
Jacqueline asks, "What's tryst205?"
Jacqueline is just pulling out interesting-sounding filenames now.
DavidW says, "Might be Tryst of Fate v2.05."
DavidW says, "I don't remember offhand what that one's about."
Jacqueline says, "Played it? At this point I'm kind of just up for pulling something random none of us have played, and if it sucks we call it good for today and all go write."
Gerynar says, "I think it is, DW, because the download file at ifdb is tryst205.z5"
Gerynar says, "sounds interesting to me"
DavidW says, "ah. That's the one the author wrote for his wife, so the PC is her. And she has an adventure that takes her from their home into a large fantasyworld."
Jacqueline says, "ooh"
DavidW says, "Except I don't think she actually played it."
Jacqueline asks, "I like the sound of that. Shall we?"
Jacqueline asks (of DW), "Aw. She didn't?"
Gerynar says, "votes "yes""
Jacqueline says (to Gerynar), "Okay, that's two votes and no one is saying no, let's do it."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load tryst205"
Floyd | Welcome to the Cheap Glk Implementation, library version 0.9.0.
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd | [pausing to show unread error message]
Jacqueline pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | This must be your 30th time up the stairs today, but fortunately, this

Floyd | is your final trip. All the laundry and cleaning are done, the carpets
Floyd | shampooed and the beds made. All that's left to do is to put away the
Floyd | last load of laundry, make a cocktail, and unwind in a hot bath while
Floyd | the carpets dry.
Floyd |
Floyd | However, as you attempt the last of fourteen steps, your foot finds a

Floyd | small toy car inconveniently located as to cause your feet to go west
Floyd | while your head goes east. East, a direction typically no worse than
Floyd | any other direction, unfortunately at this time offers the corner of a
Floyd | banister. Your head's progression is significantly hampered by this
Floyd | obstruction, and as the resulting 'THUMP' resonates throughout the
Floyd | house, your head decides it isn't worth staying awake to investigate

Floyd | further.
Floyd |
Floyd | You awake somewhat later to find your head no worse for wear but a
Floyd | little foggy, a little confused, and more than a little out of
Floyd | touch....
Floyd |

Floyd |                       (Press SPACE to Continue)
Floyd |
DavidW says, "I guess we could try it. It's probably too long for CF, but still,..."
Jacqueline presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd | TRYST OF FATE
Floyd |
Floyd | An Interactive Horse Opera
Floyd | Copyright (c) 1995, 1996, 1997 by G. M. Zagurski.
Floyd | Release 205 / Serial number 970629 / Inform v6.13 Library 6/5
Floyd | Standard interpreter 1.0

Floyd |
Floyd | On the Floor
Floyd |
Floyd | You are lying on the floor staring at the ceiling. Your head feels
Floyd | surprisingly good considering your previous antics. In fact, you feel
Floyd | quite refreshed from your hiatus from consciousness.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "heehee - Release 205"
DavidW says, "ah"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd | As good-looking as ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "about"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:

Floyd |   a gold watch (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x watch"
Floyd | (the gold watch)

Floyd | The dainty wristwatch is made from 18kt gold and shines like the sun.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x ceiling"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the ceiling.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "read watch"
Floyd | (the gold watch)
Floyd | The dainty wristwatch is made from 18kt gold and shines like the sun.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "stand"
Floyd | Just as you start to move, a grizzly little man about four feet tall
Floyd | wearing a red scarf and a black cowboy hat comes in from the bedroom

Floyd | to the north. After a quick glance, the little man bends over and
Floyd | extracts your gold watch from your wrist in one swift movement. As the
Floyd | man examines the watch, a raspy voice yells out, "Frank, get yer
Floyd | carcass outta here and down below where ya belong. Dadgummit anyhow!"
Floyd | The startled little man looks around and runs to the north with spurs
Floyd | clattering. Something drops from his pocket during his hasty exit.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Bastard."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |

Floyd | On the Floor
Floyd |
Floyd | You are lying on the floor staring at the ceiling. Your head feels
Floyd | surprisingly good considering your previous antics. In fact, you feel
Floyd | quite refreshed from your hiatus from consciousness.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "get up"
Floyd | You clamber to your feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | Upstairs Hallway

Floyd | The upstairs hallway is really nothing more than an annex between
Floyd | several other rooms of the house. There are exits leading north,
Floyd | northeast, east and south. A stairway leads down to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a blue gumball and a little toy car here.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd | blue gumball: As you reach for the gumball, a little gnomish man in a
Floyd | cowboy hat comes in from your bedroom and picks up the gum, examines
Floyd | it and says:

Floyd |
Floyd | "Well looky here, I thought I heard a commotion up here. Ol' Frank
Floyd | Biscuit thought he was goin' to pull off a fast one I reckon, stealin'
Floyd | my special gum and all. What that hick won't do to raise hell! One of
Floyd | these days, Beetlebaum and I are goin' to have to do sumpin 'bout him.
Floyd | Please excuse me, ma'am."

Floyd |
Floyd | The little gnome tips his hat and heads off to your bedroom.
Floyd | little toy car: Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea arrives, full of neither funk nor fun. Jacqueline says, "I think we need to get to the ER and have our head checked out."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x car"
Floyd | The toy car is a little red Corvette with a crushed front end.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "According to my notes, the status line should be saying "Chapter I "Who Was That Masked Man?"""
djfletch says, "let's go north and kill this gnome"
Jacqueline sings, "Little red corvette..." (she claps twice) "Baby, you're much too fast..."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Master Bedroom
Floyd | While considerably better than your children's rooms, your room is
Floyd | also a little bit on the messy side. There is a king-size bed here
Floyd | with mountains of assorted pillows. A masterfully finished dresser

Floyd | graces the south wall. To the south is the hallway and a bathroom is
Floyd | off to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a little gnome here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says (to floyd), "x gnome"
Floyd | The little man stands about three feet high, has a dark brown beard
Floyd | and steely blue eyes with a mischievous gleam to them. He is wearing a
Floyd | tattered tan cowboy hat and a pair of cowboy boots that look several
Floyd | sizes too large. He also sports a decorative brown belt with a huge

Floyd | brass belt buckle engraved with the word "GEORGE." In one hand, the
Floyd | little man is carrying a brown bag.
Floyd |
Floyd | The little gnome stares at you as if he were sizing you up.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Gerynar says (to Floyd), "ask gnome about gum"
Floyd | The gnome chortles, "Oh, just it's just sumpin I whipped up at home.
Floyd | Oops, speakin' of home, I got supper cookin'. Gotta go, ma'am!" And
Floyd | with that, the little gnome tips his hat and heads west to the
Floyd | bathroom.

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says, "sorry, didn't mean to make him scamper off"
Lucea says (to floyd), "und"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Master Bedroom

Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd | [Can't "undo" twice in succession. Sorry!]

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says, "bah"
DavidW says, "Nice how it combined the response with the following action."
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "verbose"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd | TRYST OF FATE is now in its "verbose" mode, which always gives long
Floyd | descriptions of locations (even if you've been there before).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "he's cornered in the bathroom anyway"
Jacqueline says (to DW), "Yeah"
DavidW asks, "That 'speakin' of home' bit. What if you didn't ask about the gum?"
Jacqueline asks, "Also, what do you want to bet the author refinished the dresser in the master bedroom?"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "look under bed"
Floyd | Nothing here but dust and dirty magazines.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get magazines"
Floyd | That would only serve to further confuse your already bewildered

Floyd | husband.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Dirty magazines. Really."
Lucea says (to floyd), "clean magazines"
Floyd | You achieve nothing by this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says, "aw"
Lucea says, "I was hoping for a bad pun"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "search pillows"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get pillows"
Floyd | That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says, "must be lead pillows"
jenrexrode says, "x dresser" Jacqueline says (to Lucea), "I shall quote Imbesi's Conservation of Filth Law: In order for something to become clean, something else must become dirty."
jenrexrode says (to Floy), "x dresser"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x dresser"
Floyd | The dresser is made out of maple carefully finished with Danish oil.

Floyd | Further study makes you marvel at what an accomplished craftsman your
Floyd | husband is. One drawer draws your attention away from this stunning
Floyd | 20th century achievement.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "x drawer"
Floyd | You can't see inside, since the drawer is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "open drawer"
Floyd | You open the drawer, revealing a pair of garden gloves.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "x gloves"
Floyd | These are your garden variety garden gloves with little raised dimples

Floyd | for extra grip.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to jenrexrode), "Use the f command to talk to Floyd. It's quicker and less error-prone."
Lucea says, "totally worth our attention"
Lucea says (to floyd), "get gloves"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x bed"
Floyd | The king size bed is covered with a flowery comforter and assorted
Floyd | pillows.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x comforter"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "search pillows"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I sense foreshadowing. We shall want to grip something slippery."
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |

Floyd | Master Bedroom
Floyd | While considerably better than your children's rooms, your room is
Floyd | also a little bit on the messy side. There is a king-size bed here
Floyd | with mountains of assorted pillows. A masterfully finished dresser
Floyd | graces the south wall. To the south is the hallway and a bathroom is
Floyd | off to the west.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "search bed"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Ellison arrives, ready to play with the toys. DavidW says, "yes, but it could be 300 turns from now."
Lucea says, "Or else we'll give it all up to start a new life as a gardener"
Lucea asks, "off to the restroom?"
DavidW says, "sure"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Master Bathroom

Floyd | Beautiful plants hang down from the ceiling and ceramic cherubims
Floyd | watch your every move in this small area off of the master bedroom to
Floyd | the east. To the south is a spacious walk-in closet with mirrored
Floyd | doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | The closet door is closed.

Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a little gnome here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "gnome, hello"
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline clears the save counter. Lucea asks, "cherubims?"
Jacqueline says, "Little angels."
Jacqueline says, "Probably ceramic."
Lucea says, "right"
Ellison says, "Tryst of Fate? wow, been a while for this one. I just remember as an odd genre-bender."
DavidW says, "Except cherubim is already the plural."
Lucea says, "just being a picky copy editor"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "attack gnome"
Floyd | The gnome laughs at your halfhearted attempt and says "Now that ain't
Floyd | neighborly at all! I'm a-ginnin' to think you got a mean streak like

Floyd | ol' Frank."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "ask gnome about Frank"
Floyd | "Don't go messin' with Frank. He's got such a mean streak that he

Floyd | makes the devil nervous."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask gnome about watch"
Floyd | "I don't know what yer talkin' about.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "tell gnome about watch"
Floyd | This provokes no reaction.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to DW), "Ah, true."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask gnome about gnomes"
Floyd | "I don't know what yer talkin' about.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask gnome about himself"
Floyd | "I don't know what yer talkin' about.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Jacqueline says, "Man, laggy."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask gnome about gnome"
Floyd | "Tain't no business of yours."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x gnome"
Floyd | The little man stands about three feet high, has a dark brown beard
Floyd | and steely blue eyes with a mischievous gleam to them. He is wearing a
Floyd | tattered tan cowboy hat and a pair of cowboy boots that look several
Floyd | sizes too large. He also sports a decorative brown belt with a huge

Floyd | brass belt buckle engraved with the word "GEORGE." In one hand, the
Floyd | little man is carrying a brown bag.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask gnome about george"
Floyd | "Tain't no business of yours."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask gnome about bag"
Floyd | "Just sumpin I's been haulin around."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask gnome about home"
Floyd | "I don't know what yer talkin' about.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take bag"
Floyd | "Well ma'am, sorry to trouble y'all with ol' Frank there, but he
Floyd | shouldn't be botherin' you no more. Why don't y'all take this here bag

Floyd | for yer trouble. I best be gettin' back. So long!"
Floyd |
Floyd | And with that the little gnome sets down the bag, opens the closet
Floyd | door, enters the closet, and then closes the door. You hear George
Floyd | mumble a few words from behind the door and then the muffled sound of
Floyd | machinery. Then all is silent.

Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Should I undo?"
DavidW asks, "Except he *gave* us the bag anyway?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x bag"
Floyd | This garish bag looks like something from another century. The heavily
Floyd | cracked leather is inset with faded brown cloth strips lined with dull
Floyd | brass buttons. Down the top of the bag is a long rusted zipper.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. Could be our carry-all."
Lucea says (to floyd), "open bag"
Floyd | The zipper is too rusted to move.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Lucea says, "oh, I see what it is"
Lucea says (to floyd), "wear gloves"
Floyd | You put on the pair of garden gloves.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "pull zipper"
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea asks (of or), "not?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | For some reason, the closet door won't budge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Gerynar says (to Floyd), "open bag"
Floyd | The zipper is too rusted to move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "open bag"
Floyd | The zipper is too rusted to move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says, "bah"
Lucea says, "I was thinking the gloves would give you traction"
DavidW says, "I think the rust needs to be treated. Oil is the usual anti-rust tool."
Gerynar says, "looks like we're gonna need some oil"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x doors"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x plants"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x cherubims"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Master Bathroom
Floyd | Beautiful plants hang down from the ceiling and ceramic cherubims

Floyd | watch your every move in this small area off of the master bedroom to
Floyd | the east. To the south is a spacious walk-in closet with mirrored
Floyd | doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | The closet door is closed.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x closet door"
Floyd | These are tall mirrored doors leading into (and hopefully out of) your
Floyd | walk-in closet.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "x mirrors"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "look in mirror"
Floyd | A bedraggled yet inquisitive face looks back at you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | For some reason, the closet door won't budge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "break door"
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lionheart can see a dream in your dance. Lionheart can see tomorrow in your dance. We can call it, "our hope"!
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search door"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "listen to door"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I suggest coming back to here later."
Gerynar is thinking about exploration
Jacqueline asks, "Would oil be downstairs in our really handsome husband's shop area?"
DavidW asks, "maybe?"
Lucea says, "hey"
Lucea says, "they mentioned Danish oil"
Lucea says, "for the dresser"
Jacqueline says, "I suspect if we run into the husband, he will be handsome and clever."
Lucea says, "maybe he's got more of it"
DavidW says, "Handsome and talented husband."
djfletch says, "Danish oil for drizzling over Danish pastries"
Lucea says (to floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Master Bathroom
Floyd | Beautiful plants hang down from the ceiling and ceramic cherubims
Floyd | watch your every move in this small area off of the master bedroom to
Floyd | the east. To the south is a spacious walk-in closet with mirrored

Floyd | doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | The closet door is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd | You have so far scored 0 out of a possible 350, in 58 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of Bewildered Housewife.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says (to floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Master Bedroom
Floyd | While considerably better than your children's rooms, your room is
Floyd | also a little bit on the messy side. There is a king-size bed here

Floyd | with mountains of assorted pillows. A masterfully finished dresser
Floyd | graces the south wall. To the south is the hallway and a bathroom is
Floyd | off to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "I think Fin(n)ish oil would be more appropriate (harhar)"
Jacqueline asks, "350?"
Jacqueline says, "Yikes."
DavidW says, "yeah. You gots some work to do."
Lucea says (to Limbo), "..."
Jacqueline says, "I'm guessing we don't get 350 points for solving the next puzzle."
Lucea says, "well played. also, groan"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Upstairs Hallway

Floyd | The upstairs hallway is really nothing more than an annex between
Floyd | several other rooms of the house. There are exits leading north,
Floyd | northeast, east and south. A stairway leads down to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mark's Room
Floyd | Although you just finished cleaning this room an hour ago, it now
Floyd | looks like it hasn't been cleaned in about three weeks. The bed looks

Floyd | like it has been jumped on by an entire preschool. Dirty clothes are
Floyd | thoughtfully sprinkled across the floor, interspersed with assorted
Floyd | toys and food items. You can exit this mess to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | Somehow, someone has lost their gum and thoroughly ground it into the
Floyd | carpet.

Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a bench here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "x bench"
Floyd | The sturdy green bench stands about a foot tall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Looking at point earnings, typical awards are from 5 to 15 points for solving a puzzle."
Lucea says, "I'm guessing there's no danish oil here"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "x food"
Floyd | The food consists mostly of crumbs and other unrecognizable
Floyd | nourishment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "get clothes"
Floyd | Moving around some of the clothes reveals a moldy candy bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get candy"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "mmm"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x it"
Floyd | The half-eaten candy bar has clusters of green mold and splotches of
Floyd | white fur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Gerynar says, "I was getting ready to say "eww""
Lucea asks, "fur?"
Jacqueline says, "fur."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x gum"
Floyd | The ground-in gum looks freshly chewed and is quite gooey.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get gum"
Floyd | The gum is gooey and bound to the carpet like glue.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x toys"
Floyd | This is your garden variety of toys, most of which involved a number
Floyd | of small pieces lost long ago.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "clean room"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Lucea says, "ha"
Lucea says (to floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mark's Room

Floyd | Although you just finished cleaning this room an hour ago, it now
Floyd | looks like it hasn't been cleaned in about three weeks. The bed looks
Floyd | like it has been jumped on by an entire preschool. Dirty clothes are
Floyd | thoughtfully sprinkled across the floor, interspersed with assorted
Floyd | toys and food items. You can exit this mess to the south.
Floyd |

Floyd | Somehow, someone has lost their gum and thoroughly ground it into the
Floyd | carpet.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a bench here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Gerynar says (to Floyd), "search bench"
Floyd | There is nothing on the bench.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x bed"
Floyd | The bed, having been made less than an hour ago, now looks like it has
Floyd | been slept in for a week.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Gerynar says (to Floyd), "search bed"
Floyd | There is nothing on the bed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "look under bed"
Floyd | Not a good idea. It will be a mess and you don't want to clean it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "look under bed"
Floyd | Not a good idea. It will be a mess and you don't want to clean it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "make bed"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x bench"
Floyd | The sturdy green bench stands about a foot tall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "get bench"
Floyd | Taken.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says, "...floyd i"
Lucea says (to floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:

Floyd |   a bench
Floyd |   a moldy candy bar
Floyd |   a beat-up old bag (which is closed)
Floyd |   a pair of garden gloves (being worn)
Floyd |   a little toy car
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch asks, "anything else to do in here or should we move?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search clothes"
Floyd | Moving around some of the clothes reveals a silver whistle.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | Under a rather large pile of clothes, you uncover a somewhat
Floyd | sleepy-looking black cat.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "oho"
Lucea says (to floyd), "get whistle"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "x cat"
Floyd | The old black stray is not all that much to look at, but he gets along
Floyd | well with the children.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "pet cat"
Floyd | You stroke the cat's silky black coat and scratch behind his ears. The
Floyd | cat purrs loudly.
Floyd |

Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "get cat"
Floyd | The free-spirited cat resists your attempt to hold him.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think now you can visit another room."
Limbo says, "do we want to save and then try eating the bar (or giving it to cat?)"
Jacqueline says, "Or blowing the whistle, yeah."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "cf1"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Go fer it."
Limbo says (to Floyd), "eat bar"
Floyd | You quickly chow down the moldy candy bar. Yuk!
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Mark's Room
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Gerynar says (to Floyd), "blow whistle"
Floyd | The whistle produces a deafening shrill note!
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "give bar to cat"
Floyd | The black cat doesn't seem to be all that interested.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says, "this is one resilient cat"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "get cat"
Floyd | The free-spirited cat resists your attempt to hold him.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "search clothes"
Floyd | Moving the clothes around reveals nothing new.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Gerynar says (to Floyd), "search cat"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "x whistle"
Floyd | The toy silver whistle has been lost for a week.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "stick candy to gum"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x toys"
Floyd | This is your garden variety of toys, most of which involved a number
Floyd | of small pieces lost long ago.
Floyd |

Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "show car to cat"
Floyd | The black cat doesn't seem to be all that interested.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "scrape gum"
Floyd | I don't believe you have a suitable scraper.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "Good verb guess!"
Limbo says, "I didn't think it would be implemented"
Limbo says, "cool"
Ellison says, "350 points? man, I had let myself think that I had beaten this game, but there's really no way I did if the game is that big"
DavidW says, "Most of the game is outside the house, of course."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mark's Room
Floyd | Although you just finished cleaning this room an hour ago, it now

Floyd | looks like it hasn't been cleaned in about three weeks. The bed looks
Floyd | like it has been jumped on by an entire preschool. Dirty clothes are
Floyd | thoughtfully sprinkled across the floor, interspersed with assorted
Floyd | toys and food items. You can exit this mess to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | Somehow, someone has lost their gum and thoroughly ground it into the

Floyd | carpet.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a black cat here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |

Floyd | Your ears start to ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |

Floyd | Upstairs Hallway
Floyd | The upstairs hallway is really nothing more than an annex between
Floyd | several other rooms of the house. There are exits leading north,
Floyd | northeast, east and south. A stairway leads down to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat runs into the room and rubs up against your legs.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Kids' Bathroom

Floyd | No surprises here. Towels everywhere, water on the floor, even a
Floyd | couple of toys to boot. The hallway is just a couple of steps to the
Floyd | west.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a pinkish shower curtain here.
Floyd |

Floyd | The black cat runs into the room and rubs up against your legs.
Floyd |
Floyd | The ringing in your ears is very annoying.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x curtain"
Floyd | Penny's, $7.99, and that's not even on sale!
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch asks, "why did our ears start to ring?"
Gerynar asks, "we suffer from tinnitis?"
DavidW says, "I suggest finding out."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x towels"
Floyd | These are the towels with little hoods that the kids use after every
Floyd | bath.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x ears"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x toys"
Floyd | Typical bathroom toys, but of use only to your children.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get towels"
Floyd | Why bother? The kids will only mess them up another day. Besides, they
Floyd | look comfortable where they are.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get toys"
Floyd | Leave the poor toys for the kids to play with.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | It's difficult to think with your ears ringing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x toys"
Floyd | Typical bathroom toys, but of use only to your children.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "sorry, lag"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | The ringing is starting to give you a headache.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Jacqueline says, "We surely have a concussion."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x ringing"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "oh!"
DavidW says, "So we need a pill, perhaps."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "keep exploring?"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
inky says, "the aspirin is in the pocket of your bathrobe"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Upstairs Hallway

Floyd | The upstairs hallway is really nothing more than an annex between
Floyd | several other rooms of the house. There are exits leading north,
Floyd | northeast, east and south. A stairway leads down to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat runs into the room and rubs up against your legs.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "har"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't, since Kati's bedroom door is in the way.
Floyd |

Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "open kati's bedroom door"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "open door"
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |

Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x door"
Floyd | This door is not unlike any other door in the house except for the

Floyd | little ledge on top.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "x ledge"
Floyd | The ledge extends about an inch from the wall above the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "search ledge"
Floyd | Looks like your normal door ledge from where you're standing.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | The ringing in your ears finally subsides.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "feel ledge"
Floyd | You feel nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says, "ooh stand on the bench"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "drop bench"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "stand on bench"
Floyd | From your vantage point, you can make out a wire key on the ledge.
Floyd |

Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "get on bench"
Floyd | But you're already on the bench.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "get key"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says, "feel should have worked really"
Lucea says, "ok, so which key is this"
Limbo says, "the ledge must be quite high up if we can't reach it while standing"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get off"
Floyd | You get off the bench.
Floyd |
Floyd | Upstairs Hallway
Floyd | The upstairs hallway is really nothing more than an annex between
Floyd | several other rooms of the house. There are exits leading north,
Floyd | northeast, east and south. A stairway leads down to the west.

Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a bench and a black cat here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "get bench"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "unlock door with key"
Floyd | You unlock Kati's bedroom door.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't, since Kati's bedroom door is in the way.
Floyd |

Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You open Kati's bedroom door.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Kati's Room
Floyd | Kati has done a marvelous job at totally trashing this room since this
Floyd | morning. You swear there once was a bed in here but all you can see is
Floyd | a mountain of clothing in front of the closet. The hallway is to the
Floyd | north.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat runs into the room and rubs up against your legs.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "yay points!"
Lucea says (to floyd), "search clothing"
Floyd | Under the clothing you find an ice pack.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says, "ha ha"
Lucea says (to floyd), "g"
Floyd | There is nothing else under the clothing.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "get ice pack"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says (to floyd), "apply ice pack"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "wear ice"
Floyd | You can't wear that!
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x pack"
Floyd | The plastic blue container has a tattered white label.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "x label"
Floyd | "Bees-Knees Insta-Freeze
Floyd | Shake and Apply."
Floyd |

Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "shake pack"
Floyd | The blue pack turns ice cold in an instant.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "apply pack"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "put pack on head"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "wear pack"
Floyd | You can't wear that!

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "use pack"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "use pack"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "put pack on cat"
Floyd | Putting things on the black cat would achieve nothing.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "maybe it is for the gum, to harden it"
Gerynar says, "good idea"
DavidW says, "maybe."
Lucea says, "APPLY really should work"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "put pack on me"
Floyd | Putting things on yourself would achieve nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Lucea), "yes"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x closet"
Floyd | This is your everyday kid's closet filled with toys from days gone
Floyd | past. In some ways, you might call it a toy graveyard. The closet is
Floyd | closed.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "open closet"
Floyd | You open the closet, revealing a toy black safe.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "It's a faux pas to suggest a verb that strongly and not implement it."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x safe"
Floyd | It's a small black metal box about six inches high with a small
Floyd | combination lock on it. All in all, it's a pretty good replica of the
Floyd | type of safe frequently shown in gangster movies. Mark has played with

Floyd | this thing for hours since getting it from his uncle. The safe door is
Floyd | shut and apparently locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "x lock"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get safe"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "open safe"
Floyd | Concentrate as you may, but you can't come up with the combination.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "ask cat about safe"
Floyd | The cat gives you a puzzled look.
Floyd |

Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "don't pretend you don't know the combination, cat."
Jacqueline says, "heh"
Lucea says, "..#gripe" djfletch says, "let's try downstairs"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Upstairs Hallway

Floyd | The upstairs hallway is really nothing more than an annex between
Floyd | several other rooms of the house. There are exits leading north,
Floyd | northeast, east and south. A stairway leads down to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat runs into the room and rubs up against your legs.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | The carpets haven't finished drying yet!
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "oh"
djfletch says, "hmm"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a toy black safe
Floyd |   a blue ice pack
Floyd |   a bench
Floyd |   a wire key
Floyd |   a silver whistle

Floyd |   a moldy candy bar
Floyd |   a beat-up old bag (which is closed)
Floyd |   a pair of garden gloves (being worn)
Floyd |   a little toy car
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mark's Room

Floyd | Although you just finished cleaning this room an hour ago, it now
Floyd | looks like it hasn't been cleaned in about three weeks. The bed looks
Floyd | like it has been jumped on by an entire preschool. Dirty clothes are
Floyd | thoughtfully sprinkled across the floor, interspersed with assorted
Floyd | toys and food items. You can exit this mess to the south.
Floyd |

Floyd | Somehow, someone has lost their gum and thoroughly ground it into the
Floyd | carpet.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat runs into the room and rubs up against your legs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "put ice pack on gum"
Floyd | You momentarily place the cold ice pack on the gum. The ground-in gum
Floyd | is now cold and quite firm.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get gum"
Floyd | The cold gum is easily removed from the carpet.
Floyd | Taken.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your husband strolls into the room looking for his beer. Not seeing it
Floyd | around, he departs grumbling something under his voice.
Floyd |

Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo exclaims, "excellent!"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "cf2"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a wad of gooey gum
Floyd |   a toy black safe
Floyd |   a blue ice pack
Floyd |   a bench

Floyd |   a wire key
Floyd |   a silver whistle
Floyd |   a moldy candy bar
Floyd |   a beat-up old bag (which is closed)
Floyd |   a pair of garden gloves (being worn)
Floyd |   a little toy car

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mark and Kati run screaming into the room and back out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says, "lots of people wandering around suddenly"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd | The only way out of here is to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | Kati comes into the room, looks around, and departs without a sound.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Upstairs Hallway
Floyd | The upstairs hallway is really nothing more than an annex between
Floyd | several other rooms of the house. There are exits leading north,
Floyd | northeast, east and south. A stairway leads down to the west.
Floyd |

Floyd | The black cat runs into the room and rubs up against your legs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your husband strolls into the room looking for his beer. Not seeing it
Floyd | around, he departs grumbling something under his voice.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | The carpets haven't finished drying yet!
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "follow husband"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Jacqueline says, "woo"
Jacqueline says, "meh, lag."
Limbo says, "interesting that our husband's beer might possibly be in the kid's room"
DavidW says, "You haven't opened the toy safe yet, I assume. :)"
olethros asks, "might it include a microbrewing kit?"
DavidW says, "I don't remember what's in the safe."
djfletch says, "not sure what to do now"
Nitku leaves. DavidW asks, "You haven't opened the bag, nor opened the closet door, nor opened the safe. Also, perhaps the NPCs can be interacted with?"
Lucea says, "well the kid's room does have an ice pack, at least she's drinking it well"
Lucea asks, "we never found the danish oil, did we?"
Limbo says (to Lucea), "hehe" DavidW says, "oh, and obviously there's the gum."
djfletch says, "the NPCs don't seem to hang around much"
DavidW says, "You never found any oil."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Kids' Bathroom
Floyd | No surprises here. Towels everywhere, water on the floor, even a

Floyd | couple of toys to boot. The hallway is just a couple of steps to the
Floyd | west.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a pinkish shower curtain here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat runs into the room and rubs up against your legs.

Floyd |
Floyd | Kati comes into the room, looks around, and departs without a sound.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "pull curtain"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mark and Kati run into the room, see you, and run away giggling.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Try open"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "open curtain"
Floyd | You open the shower curtain.
Floyd |

Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look in shower"
Floyd | In the shower is a bar of soap.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mark comes in and searches the room for Kati. Not finding her, he
Floyd | departs stomping his feet.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "get soap"
Floyd | The soap has no chance against you and your gloves, and quietly
Floyd | surrenders. Taken.
Floyd |

Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mark and Kati run screaming into the room and back out.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "put soap on zipper"
Floyd | The soap soaks into the zipper like oil, dissolving some of the rust.
Floyd | The zipper is probably serviceable now.
Floyd |

Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Kati comes into the room, looks around, and departs without a sound.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "There's your slippery thing for the gloves."
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "open sack"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Gerynar says (to Floyd), "open bag"
Floyd | You open the beat-up old bag, revealing an ornate box.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "bag"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x box"
Floyd | The small ornate box is made of dark wood inlaid with silver swirls
Floyd | and circles.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mark runs into the room fussing about something, and then leaves in
Floyd | disgust when he receives no consolation.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "bah"
inky says (to Floyd), "x circles"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "unlock box with key"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd | That doesn't seem to fit the lock.
Floyd |

Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mark and Kati run into the room, see you, and run away giggling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "These are like Fire Tower NPCs. Illusory."
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x swirls"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says, "humans are illusory. Only gnomes and cats are real."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "take box"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x box"
Floyd | The small ornate box is made of dark wood inlaid with silver swirls
Floyd | and circles.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x towels"
Floyd | These are the towels with little hoods that the kids use after every
Floyd | bath.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Kati follows Mark into the room and chases him back out.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get towels"
Floyd | Why bother? The kids will only mess them up another day. Besides, they
Floyd | look comfortable where they are.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Kati follows Mark into the room and chases him back out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   an ornate box (which is closed and locked)
Floyd |   a bar of soap
Floyd |   a wad of gooey gum

Floyd |   a toy black safe
Floyd |   a blue ice pack
Floyd |   a bench
Floyd |   a wire key
Floyd |   a silver whistle
Floyd |   a moldy candy bar

Floyd |   a beat-up old bag (which is open but empty)
Floyd |   a pair of garden gloves (being worn)
Floyd |   a little toy car
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x toys"
Floyd | Typical bathroom toys, but of use only to your children.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | Kati comes into the room, looks around, and departs without a sound.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "shake box"
Floyd | Results of such an activity are not as productive as you might have
Floyd | hoped.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mark and Kati run into the room, see you, and run away giggling.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "unlock box"
Floyd | What do you want to unlock the ornate box with?
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "unlock box with key"
Floyd | That doesn't seem to fit the lock.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | Mark and Kati run into the room, see you, and run away giggling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "I want to have another look at the closet that the gnome got into."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Upstairs Hallway
Floyd | The upstairs hallway is really nothing more than an annex between
Floyd | several other rooms of the house. There are exits leading north,

Floyd | northeast, east and south. A stairway leads down to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat runs into the room and rubs up against your legs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your husband strolls into the room looking for his beer. Not seeing it
Floyd | around, he departs grumbling something under his voice.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Master Bedroom

Floyd | While considerably better than your children's rooms, your room is
Floyd | also a little bit on the messy side. There is a king-size bed here
Floyd | with mountains of assorted pillows. A masterfully finished dresser
Floyd | graces the south wall. To the south is the hallway and a bathroom is
Floyd | off to the west.
Floyd |

Floyd | The black cat runs into the room and rubs up against your legs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mark and Kati run into the room, see you, and run away giggling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Master Bathroom
Floyd | Beautiful plants hang down from the ceiling and ceramic cherubims
Floyd | watch your every move in this small area off of the master bedroom to

Floyd | the east. To the south is a spacious walk-in closet with mirrored
Floyd | doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | The closet door is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat runs into the room and rubs up against your legs.

Floyd |
Floyd | Mark and Kati run screaming into the room and back out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "open closet"
Floyd | For some reason, the closet door won't budge.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your husband strolls into the room looking for his beer. Not seeing it
Floyd | around, he departs grumbling something under his voice.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x closet door"
Floyd | These are tall mirrored doors leading into (and hopefully out of) your
Floyd | walk-in closet.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mark and Kati run into the room, see you, and run away giggling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "break door"
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "push door"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "The NPCs are on the 'You can smell the cheese' frequency of annoying."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "move door"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.

Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Master Bathroom
Floyd | Beautiful plants hang down from the ceiling and ceramic cherubims
Floyd | watch your every move in this small area off of the master bedroom to
Floyd | the east. To the south is a spacious walk-in closet with mirrored
Floyd | doors.

Floyd |
Floyd | The closet door is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a black cat here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | Your husband strolls into the room looking for his beer. Not seeing it
Floyd | around, he departs grumbling something under his voice.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says, "alternate interpretation of this game: a domestic nightmare"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "blow whistle"
Floyd | The whistle produces a deafening shrill note!
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.

Floyd |
Floyd | Mark and Kati run screaming into the room and back out.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your ears start to ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says, "your husband obsessed with beer, wandering around, mumbling things; your kids screaming and running everywhere; a black cat"
Lucea says, "(maybe this is the non-alternate interpretation, I don't know)"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Master Bathroom
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch asks, "was that the whistle making our ears ring again, or was it a coincidence?"
DavidW says, "It was the whistle."
inky has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge.
Limbo says (to Floyd), "knock on door"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   an ornate box (which is closed and locked)
Floyd |   a bar of soap
Floyd |   a wad of gooey gum
Floyd |   a toy black safe

Floyd |   a blue ice pack
Floyd |   a bench
Floyd |   a wire key
Floyd |   a silver whistle
Floyd |   a moldy candy bar
Floyd |   a beat-up old bag (which is open but empty)

Floyd |   a pair of garden gloves (being worn)
Floyd |   a little toy car
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Kati comes into the room, looks around, and departs without a sound.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x gum"
Floyd | There appear to be blue flakes in the well-chewed gum.
Floyd |

Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |
Floyd | Mark and Kati run screaming into the room and back out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x flakes"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x wire"
Floyd | Magnificent in its opulence, astounding in it's austerity - its a bent
Floyd | piece of wire with a loop in it.
Floyd |
Floyd | The black cat sits by your feet and purrs.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "unbend wire"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "bend wire"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "straighten wire"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Guess it's supposed to stay that way."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "chew gum"
Floyd | The gum tastes somewhat sagey and sweet in the brief instant before it
Floyd | disintegrates in your mouth. The colors of the room start to blur as
Floyd | your knees begin to weaken, and your surroundings change.
Floyd |

Floyd | Inside Somewhere
Floyd | You are inside a windowless room constructed of rough-cut timber.
Floyd | There isn't all that much room to move around since the place is
Floyd | cluttered with cauldrons, books, a large dusty table, pencil sketches,
Floyd | and assorted equipment. Large holes and splits in the ceiling provide
Floyd | more than enough light to make out that this is some type of crude

Floyd | laboratory. The only apparent exit is a door to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the table is a piece of paper.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "x paper"
Floyd | The paper is face down on the table, but through the stains you can
Floyd | just make out there is a picture and some writing on the other side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says (to floyd), "get it"
Floyd | Everything here feels mushy and insubstantial.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "read paper"
Floyd | The paper is face down on the table, but through the stains you can
Floyd | just make out there is a picture and some writing on the other side.
Floyd |
Floyd | The dust in here really irritates your nose.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Lucea says, "oh"
djfletch says, "ok, so we have a box and a safe and and a closet that need opening"
DavidW says, "We may be *in* the box."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x box"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch can produce a dozen witnesses to swear he was elsewhere.
Limbo says (to Floyd), "get paper"
Floyd | Everything here feels mushy and insubstantial.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "memorize paper"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sneeze"
Floyd | You are right on the verge of sneezing. Maybe a bit more dust in the
Floyd | air might help.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "flip paper"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "blow paper"
Floyd | The paper flutters ever so slightly, but doesn't move.
Floyd |
Floyd | The dust in here really irritates your nose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "smell dust"
Floyd | You smell nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take dust"
Floyd | Everything here feels mushy and insubstantial.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "inhale"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Inside Somewhere
Floyd | You are inside a windowless room constructed of rough-cut timber.
Floyd | There isn't all that much room to move around since the place is
Floyd | cluttered with cauldrons, books, a large dusty table, pencil sketches,
Floyd | and assorted equipment. Large holes and splits in the ceiling provide

Floyd | more than enough light to make out that this is some type of crude
Floyd | laboratory. The only apparent exit is a door to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the table is a piece of paper.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x books"
Floyd | Most of the books are stacked neatly in one corner of the room. The
Floyd | titles are for the most part obliterated leaving no clue to their
Floyd | contents. One dusty book on the floor, however, is open.
Floyd |

Floyd | The dust in here really irritates your nose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x book"
Floyd | The book is open to some dissertation about the partial transformation

Floyd | effects of previously chewed gumballs. The text is too complex for
Floyd | your meager intelligence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch arrives, ready to play with the toys.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x sketches"
Floyd | There are several pencil sketches scattered throughout the room. Most
Floyd | follow a general western genre (stagecoaches, wagons, horses, cattle,
Floyd | etc.). One sketch depicts a crude wooden drilling rig with the
Floyd | description "Tom's Chuck." Another sketch, lying face down on the

Floyd | table, has numerous water and coffee stains.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push table"
Floyd | You are unable to.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "blow paper"
Floyd | The paper flutters ever so slightly, but doesn't move.
Floyd |

Floyd | The dust in here really irritates your nose.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "blow dust"
Floyd | The dust is a little shaken, but not stirred.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | A small cloud of dust rises, lightly tickling your nose.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sneeze"
Floyd | You are right on the verge of sneezing. Maybe a bit more dust in the
Floyd | air might help.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "blow dust"
Floyd | You manage to kick up a good-sized cloud of dust, with a good portion
Floyd | of it going up your nose. After a brief instant, your body reacts with
Floyd | a tremendous sneeze which shoots the stained paper halfway across the

Floyd | room.
Floyd |
Floyd | The dust in here really irritates your nose.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by ten points.]
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x paper"
Floyd | The sketch depicts a rather stunning woman opening a door with the
Floyd | word "Dehlila" written and circled beneath it.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says, "well done"
Jacqueline says, "Nice"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "dehlila"
Floyd | The air seems to fill with electricity, and the door to the west
Floyd | shudders momentarily.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | The door latch feels mushy and insubstantial.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | The door to the west is closed.
Floyd | The door suddenly opens from a huge blast of wind. A dust cloud swirls
Floyd | around the whole room blocking all visibility. Soon you are on your
Floyd | knees and choking on the thick grit. The howling of the wind is
Floyd | deafening.
Floyd |

Floyd | And then, all is calm.
Floyd |
Floyd | Upstairs Hallway
Floyd | The upstairs hallway is really nothing more than an annex between
Floyd | several other rooms of the house. There are exits leading north,
Floyd | northeast, east and south. A stairway leads down to the west.

Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a little toy car, a pair of garden gloves, a beat-up old
Floyd | bag (which is empty), a moldy candy bar, a silver whistle, a wire key,
Floyd | a bench, a blue ice pack, a toy black safe, a bar of soap and an
Floyd | ornate box (which is closed) here.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd | little toy car: Taken.
Floyd | pair of garden gloves: Taken.
Floyd | beat-up old bag: Taken.

Floyd | moldy candy bar: Taken.
Floyd | silver whistle: Taken.
Floyd | wire key: Taken.
Floyd | bench: Taken.
Floyd | blue ice pack: Taken.
Floyd | toy black safe: Taken.

Floyd | bar of soap: The slimy soap shoots out of your hand, does a lazy
Floyd | figure 8, and quickly spins to a stop.
Floyd | ornate box: Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "wear gloves"
Floyd | You put on the pair of garden gloves.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "get soap"
Floyd | The soap has no chance against you and your gloves, and quietly
Floyd | surrenders. Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | The carpets haven't finished drying yet!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I assume something has changed."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Upstairs Hallway
Floyd | The upstairs hallway is really nothing more than an annex between

Floyd | several other rooms of the house. There are exits leading north,
Floyd | northeast, east and south. A stairway leads down to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Might have to walk around to tell."
Limbo says, "maybe the password also works for the closet"
DavidW says, "ooh. maybe."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Master Bedroom

Floyd | While considerably better than your children's rooms, your room is
Floyd | also a little bit on the messy side. There is a king-size bed here
Floyd | with mountains of assorted pillows. A masterfully finished dresser
Floyd | graces the south wall. To the south is the hallway and a bathroom is
Floyd | off to the west.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "score"
Floyd | You have so far scored 25 out of a possible 350, in 207 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of Greenhorn.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Master Bathroom
Floyd | Beautiful plants hang down from the ceiling and ceramic cherubims

Floyd | watch your every move in this small area off of the master bedroom to
Floyd | the east. To the south is a spacious walk-in closet with mirrored
Floyd | doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | The closet door is closed.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "say dehlila"
Floyd | The air seems to fill with electricity, and the mirrored doors shudder
Floyd | momentarily.
Floyd |

Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "You think dehlila is like rezrov, a general opener?"
DavidW says, "Good guess."
Lucea says, "well, it opened that"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You open the door to the closet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says, "something's bugging me"
Lucea says, "what happened to the bag"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x bag"
Floyd | This garish bag looks like something from another century. The heavily
Floyd | cracked leather is inset with faded brown cloth strips lined with dull

Floyd | brass buttons. Down the top of the bag is a long rusted zipper.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We have it."
Limbo says, "I think we have it with us"
Lucea says, "ah"
Lucea says, "so shall we go into the closet"
Lucea says, "hopefully we can go back out"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Master Closet
Floyd | Well as far as closets go, this one is filled floor to ceiling with
Floyd | various clothing articles, shoes, and sundry. You can leave this Mecca
Floyd | for moths to the north.
Floyd |

Floyd | The closet door is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x clothing"
Floyd | The clothing, shoes and what-have-you fill a good part of the closet

Floyd | but have little to no significance to this story.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "search it"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "we heard machinery or something when the gnome vanished in this closet"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x shoes"
Floyd | The clothing, shoes and what-have-you fill a good part of the closet

Floyd | but have little to no significance to this story.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "right, and the gnome said something"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x closet"
Floyd | These are tall mirrored doors leading into (and hopefully out of) your
Floyd | walk-in closet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "he also closed the doors"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd | You close the door to the closet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "mmhm"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Master Closet
Floyd | Well as far as closets go, this one is filled floor to ceiling with
Floyd | various clothing articles, shoes, and sundry. You can leave this Mecca

Floyd | for moths to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The closet door is closed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "move clothes"
Floyd | You are unable to.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x moths"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x door"
Floyd | These are tall mirrored doors leading into (and hopefully out of) your
Floyd | walk-in closet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "dehlila"
Floyd | Your skin starts to tingle, but nothing else happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd | Images of knife-throwing dwarves come to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "alilhed"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "heh"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "blow whistle"
Floyd | The whistle produces a deafening shrill note!

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x wall"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the north wall, the south wall, the east wall, the
Floyd | west wall, the northeast wall, the northwest wall, the southeast wall

Floyd | or the southwest wall?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x south wall"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the south wall.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x west wall"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the west wall.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x floor"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x east wall"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the east wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x ceiling"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the ceiling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think more exploration is in order."
Limbo says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd | door to the closet: That's fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You open the door to the closet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a bar of soap
Floyd |   an ornate box (which is closed and locked)
Floyd |   a toy black safe
Floyd |   a blue ice pack
Floyd |   a bench

Floyd |   a wire key
Floyd |   a silver whistle
Floyd |   a moldy candy bar
Floyd |   a beat-up old bag (which is open but empty)
Floyd |   a pair of garden gloves (being worn)
Floyd |   a little toy car

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Master Bathroom

Floyd | Beautiful plants hang down from the ceiling and ceramic cherubims
Floyd | watch your every move in this small area off of the master bedroom to
Floyd | the east. To the south is a spacious walk-in closet with mirrored
Floyd | doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | The closet door is open.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Master Bedroom

Floyd | While considerably better than your children's rooms, your room is
Floyd | also a little bit on the messy side. There is a king-size bed here
Floyd | with mountains of assorted pillows. A masterfully finished dresser
Floyd | graces the south wall. To the south is the hallway and a bathroom is
Floyd | off to the west.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Upstairs Hallway
Floyd | The upstairs hallway is really nothing more than an annex between

Floyd | several other rooms of the house. There are exits leading north,
Floyd | northeast, east and south. A stairway leads down to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo asks, "suggestions where to go next? preferences?"
DavidW says, "Mark's room"
Limbo says, "okay"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mark's Room

Floyd | Although you just finished cleaning this room an hour ago, it now
Floyd | looks like it hasn't been cleaned in about three weeks. The bed looks
Floyd | like it has been jumped on by an entire preschool. Dirty clothes are
Floyd | thoughtfully sprinkled across the floor, interspersed with assorted
Floyd | toys and food items. You can exit this mess to the south.
Floyd |

Floyd | You can see Mark here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "That's why."
Limbo says, "aha! now he doesn't run off anymore"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x mark"
Floyd | Mark (your son, remember?) is a little boy quickly approaching the
Floyd | lofty age of six years. He is sitting Indian style on the ground
Floyd | playing with a tired green Lincoln Log stick and a yellow Tinker Toy,
Floyd | telling himself an elaborate story that apparently involves lots of

Floyd | explosions. He appears quite involved in his activity and does not
Floyd | seem the least interested in your presence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x stick"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x toy"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the toy black safe, the silver whistle or the
Floyd | little toy car?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "give car to mark"
Floyd | Mark calmly takes the car from you and studies it intently. After a
Floyd | few moments, he gets up and retrieves his "Mr. AutoBody" set and
Floyd | proceeds to repair the damaged toy. Within minutes, the toy is as good
Floyd | as new and is quickly lost among the myriad other toys in the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo asks, "should we undo because we lost the car?"
Jacqueline says, "haha"
Jacqueline says, "We might be able to get it back, and now it's fixed."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "search toys"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I don't think we need the toy car, but up to you."
Jacqueline says, "Oh, or perhaps not."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ask mark about safe"
Floyd | "Give it here! It's MINE!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "cf4"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says, "well, damn"
Limbo says, "it would be too cruel if we needed the car later on"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "give safe to mark"
Floyd | Mark takes the safe and quickly opens it, revealing a piece of candy
Floyd | and a small wooden key. Mark picks up the safe and candy, and runs

Floyd | downstairs to show his treasures to his sister Kati.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get key"
Floyd | (the wooden key)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "get safe"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a wooden key
Floyd |   a bar of soap
Floyd |   an ornate box (which is closed and locked)

Floyd |   a blue ice pack
Floyd |   a bench
Floyd |   a wire key
Floyd |   a silver whistle
Floyd |   a moldy candy bar
Floyd |   a beat-up old bag (which is open but empty)

Floyd |   a pair of garden gloves (being worn)
Floyd |
Floyd | Your ears start to ring.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "unlock box with wooden key"
Floyd | You unlock the ornate box.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | You open the ornate box.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can hear a tinny minuet coming from the box.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says, "he ran downstairs, so the carpets must be dry (or Mark simply doesn't care, hehe)"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x box"
Floyd | The small ornate box is made of dark wood inlaid with silver swirls
Floyd | and circles.
Floyd |

Floyd | The ringing in your ears is very annoying.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can hear a tinny minuet coming from the box.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "look in box"
Floyd | The ornate box is empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can hear a tinny minuet coming from the box.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "listen to box"
Floyd | The tinny minuet coming from the box is quite pleasant.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says, "all that trouble to open the box and it's empty"
djfletch says, "we must need the music for something"
Limbo says, "maybe the cat is finally going to be impressed by that"
Limbo says, "but I guess not (and it's not here anyway)"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mark's Room
Floyd | Although you just finished cleaning this room an hour ago, it now
Floyd | looks like it hasn't been cleaned in about three weeks. The bed looks
Floyd | like it has been jumped on by an entire preschool. Dirty clothes are

Floyd | thoughtfully sprinkled across the floor, interspersed with assorted
Floyd | toys and food items. You can exit this mess to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search clothes"
Floyd | Moving the clothes around reveals nothing new.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Upstairs Hallway
Floyd | The upstairs hallway is really nothing more than an annex between
Floyd | several other rooms of the house. There are exits leading north,
Floyd | northeast, east and south. A stairway leads down to the west.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. I hope there isn't a bug with the cat."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Kati's Room

Floyd | Kati has done a marvelous job at totally trashing this room since this
Floyd | morning. You swear there once was a bed in here but all you can see is
Floyd | a mountain of clothing in front of the closet. The hallway is to the
Floyd | north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x closet"
Floyd | This is your everyday kid's closet filled with toys from days gone
Floyd | past. In some ways, you might call it a toy graveyard. The closet is
Floyd | open.
Floyd |

Floyd | It's difficult to think with your ears ringing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x toys"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look in closet"
Floyd | The closet is empty.
Floyd |

Floyd | The ringing is starting to give you a headache.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "search closet"
Floyd | The closet is empty.

Floyd |
Floyd | The ringing in your ears finally subsides.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | The only way out is north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "search clothing"
Floyd | There is nothing else under the clothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "enter closet"
Floyd | There isn't any room in the closet for you to stand.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "You went to a lot of trouble to get a music box. Isn't there anywhere you can think of playing it?"
djfletch says, "could be the magic to operate the closet"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Upstairs Hallway
Floyd | The upstairs hallway is really nothing more than an annex between
Floyd | several other rooms of the house. There are exits leading north,
Floyd | northeast, east and south. A stairway leads down to the west.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Master Bedroom
Floyd | While considerably better than your children's rooms, your room is

Floyd | also a little bit on the messy side. There is a king-size bed here
Floyd | with mountains of assorted pillows. A masterfully finished dresser
Floyd | graces the south wall. To the south is the hallway and a bathroom is
Floyd | off to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Master Bathroom
Floyd | Beautiful plants hang down from the ceiling and ceramic cherubims
Floyd | watch your every move in this small area off of the master bedroom to

Floyd | the east. To the south is a spacious walk-in closet with mirrored
Floyd | doors.
Floyd |
Floyd | The closet door is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Master Closet
Floyd | Well as far as closets go, this one is filled floor to ceiling with
Floyd | various clothing articles, shoes, and sundry. You can leave this Mecca

Floyd | for moths to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The closet door is open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x box"
Floyd | The small ornate box is made of dark wood inlaid with silver swirls
Floyd | and circles.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | That's already open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "close door"
Floyd | You close the door to the closet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "close box"
Floyd | You close the ornate box.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | You momentarily hear the rumbling of machinery as the outline of a
Floyd | small trap door appears in the carpeting.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can hear a tinny minuet coming from the box.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says, "aha"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "cf5"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says, "yes, good idea... but I remembered that the gnome mumbled something, so this is slightly inconsistent"
Jacqueline says, "hm"
Limbo says, "but then again, who's to say what's normal in this crazy place"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd | You have so far scored 35 out of a possible 350, in 266 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of Greenhorn.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "x trap door"
Floyd | The trap door is made out of weathered wood and is covered in floor
Floyd | carpet.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can hear a tinny minuet coming from the box.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "open trap door"
Floyd | You open the secret trap door.
Floyd |

Floyd | You can hear a tinny minuet coming from the box.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |

Floyd | Secret Cellar
Floyd | This creepy cellar looks like it predates your house by about a
Floyd | hundred years or so. Cold stone walls provide a framework for
Floyd | countless spiderwebs along with dried insects and other debris. No
Floyd | doors or other exits are evident except for the weathered ladder
Floyd | leading to the trap door in the ceiling, which is the sole source of

Floyd | light for this room. The dust-covered floor reveals a fresh set of
Floyd | small boot prints. Oddly, the trail of boot prints stops dead center
Floyd | in the middle of the room.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a green gumball here.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x trail"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "x gumball"
Floyd | The green gumball looks more like a marble than a confection.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
(from DavidW) Director says, "okay, can we have a spot on gumball, please."
Limbo says (to DavidW), "hehe"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "close box"
Floyd | You close the ornate box.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "heh"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get gumball"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "eat it"
Floyd | The gumball has an odd but not unpleasant taste of sage. The colors of
Floyd | the room start to blur and a buzzing sound resonates from the back of
Floyd | your head. Just as your knees begin to weaken, a warm breeze starts

Floyd | from the west. A searing bright light from above washes out all other
Floyd | colors in the room. You quickly begin to have misgivings about this
Floyd | whole thing as the smell of wildflowers wafts through the air. Mere
Floyd | misgivings give way to total apprehension as your focus starts to
Floyd | return...
Floyd |

Floyd |                       (Press SPACE to Continue)
Floyd |
DavidW says, "Chapter II: The Land Down Under"
jenrexrode says, "..Floyd" Lucea says, "something tells me we should save"
djfletch pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Clearing
Floyd | You are in a flat grassy area surrounded by scrub pines and large
Floyd | granite boulders. Purple and yellow wildflowers flourish in this area

Floyd | and the attendant bees are laden full with pollen and nectar. A
Floyd | lightly traveled path winds west through the rocks.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by fifteen points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf6"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "smell wildflowers"
Floyd | The combined fragrance is subtle but yet almost overwhelming.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Nice."
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x pines"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "x boulders"
Floyd | The large granite boulders form a near-perfect ring around the
Floyd | clearing. A path runs west between two of the larger specimens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "x flowers"
Floyd | The wildflowers form a nearly uniform carpet throughout the area. The
Floyd | colors are so brilliant in the bright sun, you have to squint your
Floyd | eyes to avoid seeing spots all day.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x bees"
Floyd | The bees lazily drift from flower to flower.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "pick flowers"
Floyd | I didn't understand that sentence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gerynar says "bloop" and shrinks down into a little dot, then winks out...just like those old-fashioned B&w televisions.
Gerynar has disconnected.
Limbo says (to Floyd), "get flowers"
Floyd | That's hardly portable.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Shady Path

Floyd | A well-traveled path from the west branches south and continues east
Floyd | here under the refreshing shade of the bordering oaks. The sloping
Floyd | path leading south appears somewhat muddy but the footing does not
Floyd | appear to be too difficult.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "x oaks"
Floyd | The oaks must be as old as the hills and provide a good deal of shade
Floyd | over the entire area.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says, "if anybody else wants to have a go, feel free to do so any time :-)"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "climb tree"
Floyd | The oaks have no lower branches to facilitate climbing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Jacqueline says, "I'm enjoying your driving just fine. :)"
Limbo says, "sometimes I'm not sure whether it's just the lag, or whether people are okay with me going"
DavidW says, "I've already played."
Limbo says (to Jacqueline), "okay" Jacqueline says, "Well, I'm having a lot of lag myself, so it's better if I watch."
Lucea says, "I'm doing about five different things, so I'll watch"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Shady Path
Floyd | A well-traveled path from the west branches south and continues east

Floyd | here under the refreshing shade of the bordering oaks. The sloping
Floyd | path leading south appears somewhat muddy but the footing does not
Floyd | appear to be too difficult.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow

Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "My notes are more spotty for this part of the game, but there's a lot of locations."
Limbo says, "I'm mapping on paper"
DavidW says, "good."
Limbo says, "although I'm near the edge of the sheet :-)"
Jacqueline asks (of DW), "So you played, but didn't finish? Or just didn't take as many notes on this portion?"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x weeds"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x brush"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "My notes are more difficult to decipher for this portion."
Limbo says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |

Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel
Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I never redrew the map, so there's several disconnected pieces on the page."
Jacqueline nods.
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x hills"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x walls"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |

Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick
Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "x tracks"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I have 6 and 1/2 pages of notes; you're on page 3, if that helps any."
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x weed"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Jacqueline says, "man"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x rails"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Train Track
Floyd | The tracks continue east-west here through thick scrub brush and an
Floyd | occasional patch of cactus. There is a short section of track running

Floyd | parallel to, and eventually joining, the main track to form a spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a huge clump of tumbleweeds on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x brush"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x spur"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x clump"
Floyd | The thorny mass of tumbleweeds is bigger than a small shed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "get it"
Floyd | The tumbleweeds resist your attempt. Maybe a better tool would help
Floyd | out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "HINT HINT"
Jacqueline says, "heh"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "push clump"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
(from DavidW) Floyd says, "who are you calling a clump?"
Limbo says, "I guess we'll find a tool"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Broken Bridge
Floyd | The railroad tracks once crossed a deep gorge here, but the trestled

Floyd | bridge has long past seen its last train. The gaping hole in the
Floyd | middle of the bridge along with the highly questionable structural
Floyd | stability of the trestles themselves make further progress east
Floyd | unthinkable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says (to floyd), "x trestles"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "jump"
Floyd | You jump on the spot, fruitlessly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, now, you are thinking about it"
Lucea says (to floyd), "x bidge"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "x bridge"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x hole"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x gorge"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x tracks"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Train Track
Floyd | The tracks continue east-west here through thick scrub brush and an

Floyd | occasional patch of cactus. There is a short section of track running
Floyd | parallel to, and eventually joining, the main track to form a spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a huge clump of tumbleweeds on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |

Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x debris"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Boot Hill
Floyd | You are standing atop a large knoll which apparently served as a
Floyd | cemetery at some point in time. Remains of a picket fence lie strewn

Floyd | about the hillside and most of the gravestones have disintegrated
Floyd | beyond recognition. One granite marker at the head of a grassless
Floyd | plot, however, remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x fence"
Floyd | Only shards of whitewash remain on the well-weathered remnants of this
Floyd | former fence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "x gravestones"
Floyd | There is an inscription on the marker which reads:
Floyd |
Floyd | "Remember Friends As You Pass By,
Floyd | As You Are Now So Once Was I;

Floyd | As I Am Now So You Shall Be,
Floyd | So Prepare For Death And Follow Me."
Floyd |
Floyd | You swear you can hear laughing, but then again, maybe it's the wind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "dig grave"
Floyd | What do you want to dig the grave with?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "my"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get fence"
Floyd | That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "I'm sure the corpse will have our watch."
Limbo says, "once we have a suitable implement, we'll go on a rampage"
Jacqueline asks, "Has Zagurski done other stuff, or was this his one game?"
DavidW says, "This might be his one game. I'd have to check."
Jacqueline says, "Well, I could check, of course."
Limbo says, "sorry, telephone... might take longer"
Limbo says, "somebody else should take over"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "listen"
Floyd | You hear nothing unexpected.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "I might watch from the sidelines"
Jacqueline says, "Also, the title and where we are is reminding me of the Seventh Guest - slyly shyly tryst by my crypt"
DavidW says, "heh"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | The only way off the hill is down to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "push marker"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch

Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that
Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x sign"
Floyd | The bullet-riddled sign reads:
Floyd |
Floyd | "Welcome To Deadeye Gulch

Floyd | No Cussin, Gunnin, or Gamblin"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get sign"
Floyd | That's hardly portable.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Livery

Floyd | You are just outside a large barn-like structure that appears to be
Floyd | the local livery. The aging structure looks fairly sound except that
Floyd | the roof is starting to sag in areas. Just north is an oddly colored
Floyd | entrance to the building. The rest of Deadeye is to the southwest and
Floyd | there is a clearing to the south.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x roof"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "x entrance"
Floyd | The door is fabricated from weathered planking and leather straps.
Floyd | There are several faded splotches of paint that stand in sharp
Floyd | contrast to the dull gray wood.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't, since the livery door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "break door"
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x straps"
Floyd | The door is fabricated from weathered planking and leather straps.
Floyd | There are several faded splotches of paint that stand in sharp
Floyd | contrast to the dull gray wood.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "knock on door"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd | As good-looking as ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "maybe we can't get in here yet"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water

Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x posts"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x troughs"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Saloon
Floyd | This old beer hall served its last cold one many summers past. The
Floyd | rosewood bar stretches from wall to wall and, surprisingly, the

Floyd | wall-length mirror in back of the bar is still intact. The brass foot
Floyd | rail at the base of the bar is worn flat on the top from the countless
Floyd | patrons whose hard-earned wages were quickly converted into good times
Floyd | and song. Swinging doors lead back to the street to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a table, a slot machine and a tray (which is empty) here.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline exclaims, "We found Mark's beer!"
DavidW says, "Mark was the son."
Jacqueline says, "Oh, right. heehee"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x machine"
Floyd | The free-standing slot machine bears a sign declaring:
Floyd |
Floyd | "HAPPY DAYS - 10 TRIES FOR 1 BUCK-A-BIN."
Floyd |

Floyd | The machine has a lever on the right-hand side, a coin slot on the
Floyd | top, and a large metal tray at the bottom. There are three tumblers on
Floyd | the front of the machine behind a scratched piece of glass. On the
Floyd | left-hand side of the machine are five small wheels. Above each of the
Floyd | wheels is a letter, which collectively spell out the word "AHEAD."
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I mean the handsome clever husband person."
Jacqueline says, "I'm trying to get my head around this machine."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x first wheel"
Floyd | The first wheel is set to 1.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x second wheel"
Floyd | The second wheel is set to 2.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x third wheel"
Floyd | The third wheel is set to 3.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x fourth wheel"
Floyd | The fourth wheel is set to 4.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x fifth wheel"
Floyd | The fifth wheel is set to 5.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | The lever won't move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "I expect we need a coin"
DavidW says, "the elusive buck-a-bin."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x tumblers"
Floyd | The tumblers show:
Floyd |
Floyd | Bottle  Tumbleweed  Saddle

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x wheels"
Floyd | The collection of wheels reads as follows:

Floyd |
Floyd | The first wheel  (letter 'A') is set to 1.
Floyd | The second wheel (letter 'H') is set to 2.
Floyd | The third wheel  (letter 'E') is set to 3.
Floyd | The fourth wheel (letter 'A') is set to 4.
Floyd | The fifth wheel  (letter 'D') is set to 5.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x tray"
Floyd | The tray is positioned at the bottom of the machine and is large
Floyd | enough to hold a king's ransom.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd | This round table is standing on three legs (versus its last leg). The
Floyd | surface is marred with nicks, scratches and even a little bit of

Floyd | writing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x writing"
Floyd | The writing is pretty much your ordinary bar graffiti with even an

Floyd | occasional heart and arrow. However, as you study the crude lettering
Floyd | you find some kind of note has evidently been scrawled into the
Floyd | surface. The letters are so dark with grime they are indistinguishable
Floyd | from the table surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "I suggest also not trying the coin, if you find it, until you've also found a relevant clue."
djfletch says, "ok"
DavidW says, "which you've almost found."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "clean table"
Floyd | Perhaps if you had something to clean the table with.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying nothing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x mirror"
Floyd | The mirror is quite overwhelming in size. Time, however, has started
Floyd | to take its toll on the mirror as indicated by the wavy distortions in

Floyd | the reflection.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x rail"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "look in mirror"
Floyd | A bedraggled yet inquisitive face looks back at you.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "touch mirror"
Floyd | You feel nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water

Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bank

Floyd | Abandoned teller windows line the west wall of this former financial
Floyd | hub of the Deadeye community. Not unlike everything else in town, it
Floyd | too has fallen into disrepair. To the north you can make out an open
Floyd | vault and to the south lies Main Street.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted pan lying over in the corner.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x pan"
Floyd | The pan is about 16 inches in diameter and 3 inches deep. The walls of
Floyd | the pan slope gently inward to produce a 10-inch bottom base. The

Floyd | surface of the pan is entirely rusted.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x vault"
Floyd | The vault is built into the north wall. Strangely, the anticipated

Floyd | massive door is nowhere to be seen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "search vault"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "enter vault"
Floyd | That's not something you can enter.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "x pan"
Floyd | The pan is about 16 inches in diameter and 3 inches deep. The walls of
Floyd | the pan slope gently inward to produce a 10-inch bottom base. The
Floyd | surface of the pan is entirely rusted.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "this pan seems to have significant dimensions"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |

Floyd | Vault
Floyd | This red brick enclosure has been picked clean of its valuables,
Floyd | bringing to mind the adage "A Day Late, and a Dollar Short." A large
Floyd | wooden table dominates the center of the room supporting some type of
Floyd | mechanical contraption. The rest of the bank lies to the south.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Weapon-like dimensions."
Jacqueline says (to DW), "Thank you. I should have tried that regardless of the not enterable message."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd | The wooden table is made from oak and supports some strange mechanical
Floyd | device.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Don't forget the pan on the way back."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x device"
Floyd | The contraption has a metal block just an inch or so above a metal
Floyd | plate with a small circular impression. A series of gears connects the
Floyd | metal block to a lever.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says, "this is where we lock ourselves in a vault and die"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "cf7"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Or print money."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | The lever pulls easily, moving the metal block down to the plate. As
Floyd | you release the lever, it returns to its starting position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x block"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x plate"
Floyd | The impression in the plate is about an eighth of an inch deep and an
Floyd | inch and a half in diameter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "About the diameter of a ... coin perhaps?"
DavidW says, "circ circ circular impression"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bank
Floyd | Abandoned teller windows line the west wall of this former financial

Floyd | hub of the Deadeye community. Not unlike everything else in town, it
Floyd | too has fallen into disrepair. To the north you can make out an open
Floyd | vault and to the south lies Main Street.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted pan lying over in the corner.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get pan"
Floyd | As you pick up the pan, a hole in one of the floorboards is revealed.
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "ooh I just wanted the pan"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x hole"
Floyd | The hole was obviously formed when one of the knots in the floorboard

Floyd | gave way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "look in hole"
Floyd | If you hold your head just right, you can just catch a glimpse of

Floyd | something shining in the hole.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "x shining"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "oho"
Lucea says (to floyd), "search hole"
Floyd | If you hold your head just right, you can just catch a glimpse of

Floyd | something shining in the hole.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "x object"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get floorboard"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "reach into hole"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says, "sigh"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x floorboards"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "x floor"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "This sort of puzzle I'd expect to solve by a magnet or gum-on-a-stick."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "pull hole"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says, "if only we still had our gum"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x windows"
Floyd | The teller windows are uniformly distributed along the west wall with
Floyd | no apparent way to get to the other side of the bars. Perhaps they are
Floyd | no more than window dressing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x bars"
Floyd | The bars are thick and unremovable.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Hm. Yeah. This is kind of a KoL puzzle."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "open floor"
Floyd | That's not something you can open.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "open hole"
Floyd | That's not something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says, "I don't suppose the pan will fit in the coin machine but I'm going to try it."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Vault
Floyd | This red brick enclosure has been picked clean of its valuables,

Floyd | bringing to mind the adage "A Day Late, and a Dollar Short." A large
Floyd | wooden table dominates the center of the room supporting some type of
Floyd | mechanical contraption. The rest of the bank lies to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "put pan in contraption"
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x contraption"
Floyd | The contraption has a metal block just an inch or so above a metal
Floyd | plate with a small circular impression. A series of gears connects the
Floyd | metal block to a lever.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x pan"
Floyd | The pan is about 16 inches in diameter and 3 inches deep. The walls of
Floyd | the pan slope gently inward to produce a 10-inch bottom base. The
Floyd | surface of the pan is entirely rusted.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "put pan on plate"
Floyd | Putting the pan into the impression would be in violation of local
Floyd | banking law B-62134. Being the law conscious person you are, you
Floyd | retreat from this ill-advised action.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Pegleg Gulch had bars in its bank windows, so of course Deadeye Gulch has to get some too."
djfletch says, "let's look at the rest of the town"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bank
Floyd | Abandoned teller windows line the west wall of this former financial
Floyd | hub of the Deadeye community. Not unlike everything else in town, it
Floyd | too has fallen into disrepair. To the north you can make out an open
Floyd | vault and to the south lies Main Street.

Floyd |
Floyd | There is a hole in one of the floorboards.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they

Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One

Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "x lumber"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get tarpaper"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "search debris"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't, since the jail door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x jail door"
Floyd | The door to the jail is comprised of a series of vertical iron bars
Floyd | and a large iron lock.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the bars must have fallen off of the door and onto the floor of
Floyd | the jail.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get bar"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "open jail door"
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x lock"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x jail"
Floyd | The door to the jail is comprised of a series of vertical iron bars
Floyd | and a large iron lock.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the bars must have fallen off of the door and onto the floor of
Floyd | the jail.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | General Store

Floyd | The musty smell of rotting wood greets your arrival at this rather
Floyd | dark dry goods store. An empty wood and glass counter parallel to the
Floyd | east wall displays mere remnants of the grains, sugar, fruit, and
Floyd | candy once plentiful in each of the adjacent bins. The shelves behind
Floyd | the counter are now only a repository for dust and a framework for
Floyd | countless cobwebs. The wooden floorboards, once sanded and polished,

Floyd | are now buckled and decrepit. A pair of broken doors leads out to the
Floyd | south and an open screen door leads to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the floorboards squeaks when you step on it.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the shelves are a stack of gum base and a box (which is closed).

Floyd |
Floyd | The torn cloth in the screen door flaps gently from a barely
Floyd | perceptible breeze.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Flooring: a cornucopia of delights are hid inside every one!"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd | loose floorboard: That's fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x shelf"
Floyd | These are just your average horizontal boards used for displaying
Floyd | store items.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "take cloth"
Floyd | The staples are resistant to any attempts you make to strip the cloth
Floyd | from their grasp. Maybe you could tear it.
Floyd |
Floyd | The torn cloth in the screen door flaps gently from a barely

Floyd | perceptible breeze.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "tear cloth"
Floyd | The material yields nothing for a moment, but then "R-I-I-P-P-P." A

Floyd | small piece tears off from the rest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x floor"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the floor.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x gum base"
Floyd | The stack consists of a number of squares labeled "Uncle Wrigley's
Floyd | Virgin Gum Base."

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take it"
Floyd | First making sure no one is looking, you extract one of the squares
Floyd | from the stack.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x box"
Floyd | The box is adorned with a drawing of a cute redhead and the printing
Floyd | "Mon Cheri's Tea Sugar."

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take box"
Floyd | Maybe you could take a free "sample" from the box, but taking the
Floyd | whole thing would probably be grounds for a lynching.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | You open the box, revealing a dozen or so sugar cubes.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take sugar cube"
Floyd | You take one of the cubes from the box.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "close box"
Floyd | You close the box.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x floorboard"
Floyd | The floorboard is a couple of feet long and is missing its nails on
Floyd | one end.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x floorboard"
Floyd | The floorboard is a couple of feet long and is missing its nails on
Floyd | one end.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "open it"
Floyd | Under the floorboard are a couple of matches.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take matches"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x matches"
Floyd | (the match)
Floyd | It's your everyday unlit kitchen match.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "count matches"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. By couple, they might mean 'two'."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a match
Floyd |   a cube of sugar

Floyd |   a square of gum base
Floyd |   a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take matches"
Floyd | (the match)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   two matches
Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a square of gum base

Floyd |   a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "This is, fwiw, his only game. Maybe we'll get lucky and he'll write another one one of these days."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "about"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "credits"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "bah"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "menu"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "And to think this is all in a .z5. Try to do this in Inform 7, and you'd be in Glulx before you know it."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x bins"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "It's a z5?! Not an 8?"
Jacqueline says, "huh"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x counter"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Garden
Floyd | This small fenced-in area was once a garden, probably for the private
Floyd | use of the store's proprietor. Weeds now blanket the dark soil where

Floyd | once beans, carrots, potatoes, and the like thrived in the hot summer.
Floyd | In one corner of the garden, however, a single corn stalk has made its
Floyd | way skyward supported by the fence. A screen door to the east leads
Floyd | back into the store.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Matthew asks (of Jacqueline), "What game is this?"
Jacqueline says, "Tryst of Fate"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x stalk"
Floyd | The corn stalk is dried to a crisp from the lack of water and there
Floyd | isn't a single ear left. There are, however, a couple of kernels of

Floyd | corn tucked away in the leaves of the stalk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get stalk"
Floyd | That's hardly portable.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Matthew says, "Ah."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get corn"
Floyd | (the couple kernels of corn)

Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x weeds"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x soil"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
inky asks, "wait, you're playing tryst of fate? isn't that huge?"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "dig"
Floyd | What do you want to dig up?
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | What do you want to dig up the east wall with?
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | Digging would achieve nothing here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | General Store
Floyd | The musty smell of rotting wood greets your arrival at this rather
Floyd | dark dry goods store. An empty wood and glass counter parallel to the

Floyd | east wall displays mere remnants of the grains, sugar, fruit, and
Floyd | candy once plentiful in each of the adjacent bins. The shelves behind
Floyd | the counter are now only a repository for dust and a framework for
Floyd | countless cobwebs. The wooden floorboards, once sanded and polished,
Floyd | are now buckled and decrepit. A pair of broken doors leads out to the
Floyd | south and an open screen door leads to the west.

Floyd |
Floyd | One of the floorboards squeaks when you step on it.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the shelves are a stack of gum base and a box (which is closed).
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One

Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Unattended Trees
Floyd | The east-west trail here is lined by scraggly sycamore trees that look
Floyd | more dead than alive. Even the few birds' nests tucked away in the

Floyd | upper branches look poorly constructed and uninhabitable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "climb tree"
Floyd | After selecting a promising candidate, you carefully scale the trunk.

Floyd | After a few moments you find yourself at...
Floyd |
Floyd | Tree Top
Floyd | The upper branches of this tree are almost totally bare of leaves. One
Floyd | branch within reach supports a deserted bird's nest which looks a
Floyd | whisper away from nonexistence. Further travel up the tree does not

Floyd | look promising since, basically, there is no more tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to inky), "Yes, and evidently yes."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get nest"
Floyd | That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x nest"
Floyd | The nest is constructed out of twigs, leaves and a few other
Floyd | unidentifiable materials. If you are careful, you may be able to look
Floyd | inside without falling out of the tree.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "look in nest"
Floyd | In the nest is a crumpled note.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get note"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x note"
Floyd | "Congratulations on the purchase of your new
Floyd | HAPPY DAYS Slot Machine, the slot guaranteed
Floyd | to raise income and please your clientele! Special
Floyd | features of the HAPPY DAYS slot include:
Floyd |   - Large payoff tray
Floyd |   - Adjustable odds with convenient thumbwheels

Floyd |   - Ivory grip handle
Floyd |   - 10 plays for only 1 Buck-a-bin
Floyd |
Floyd | Remember,
Floyd |
Floyd |           HAPPY

Floyd |          +HAPPY
Floyd |          +HAPPY
Floyd |          + DAYS
Floyd |          --------
Floyd |           AHEAD
Floyd |

Floyd |  A=7,8 or 9.
Floyd |  No two letters represent the same integer.
Floyd |
Floyd |        HerringVille Slot Machine Co."
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "oh dear"
DavidW says, "My notes have solved this arithmetic puzzle, if you need it."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "look in nest"
Floyd | The nest is empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "climb down"
Floyd |
Floyd | Unattended Trees
Floyd | The east-west trail here is lined by scraggly sycamore trees that look
Floyd | more dead than alive. Even the few birds' nests tucked away in the
Floyd | upper branches look poorly constructed and uninhabitable.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Spoon in the Road
Floyd |

Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is something shiny here half-buried in the dirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "dig dirt"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x dirt"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "take all"
Floyd | silver spoon: Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x spoon"
Floyd | This tarnished old spoon is adorned with decorative scrolls on the
Floyd | handle and, although slightly bent, appears quite useable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Road to HerringVille
Floyd | The trail is straight as an arrow as it leads to the badlands to the
Floyd | west and towards Deadeye Gulch to the east. A barely legible sign
Floyd | shaped like an arrow points west.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch asks, "hmm can we make a coin from a spoon?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x sign"
Floyd |
Floyd |           HerringVille 20 mi

Floyd |
Floyd |           Warning: Badlands Ahead - Travel
Floyd |
Floyd |                  Not Advised.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "actually, looks like I cheated on the arithmetic puzzle by googling for [LINK]"
DavidW says, "I figured the author borrowed a standard one, so I just looked it up."
Jacqueline says, "heh"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bottom of Crow Hill
Floyd | A rather tall hill sprouts out of the landscape here, casting a deep
Floyd | shadow to the east. A well-traveled path leads up the hill to the

Floyd | northeast and a grassy trail leads off to the southeast. There is a
Floyd | sign lying in the dirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x sign"
Floyd | The bullet-riddled sign reads:
Floyd |  "No Trespassing
Floyd | Private Property"
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "'We don't pay kindly to strangers 'round these here parts.'"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take sign"
Floyd | The sign is of little use to anyone, particularly you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Top of Crow Hill
Floyd | The whole valley is revealed to you as you approach the summit. To the
Floyd | east, you see the largely decaying town of Deadeye Gulch, and just

Floyd | further, the small knoll known as Boot Hill. To the south, the dusty
Floyd | valley floor unfolds, divided by a small tree-lined creek. Large snowy
Floyd | mountains abut the hill to the north while endless badlands reach out
Floyd | seemingly forever to the west. The main trail continues around the
Floyd | hill to the west and down to the southwest, whereas a faint side trail
Floyd | heads towards the crest to the north.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can proceed up the hill, down the hill, or over to the west.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | As you proceed up the hill, your bones start to hurt and you feel like
Floyd | you're....

Floyd |
Floyd | Over the Hill
Floyd | "I'm too old for this nonsense" is your first thought after a brief
Floyd | journey over the crest of the hill to this dirt outcropping on the
Floyd | north side. Momentarily ignoring your aching joints and brief memory
Floyd | lapses, you spot a trail heading south up the hill. Oddly, the trail

Floyd | shows signs of fresh footprints.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a lantern here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline groans.
Firion arrives, full of fun and funk. Firion does his best Emil Sitka when he says, "I say... what goes on here?!"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x lantern"
Floyd | Hardly your brass variety, but a serviceable lamp with a glass

Floyd | chimney.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "take lantern"
Floyd | Taken.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Firion asks, "What are we playing?"
DavidW says, "Tryst of Fate"
DavidW says, "by G. M. Zagurski"
djfletch says, "I don't remember any darkness yet"
Firion asks, "Z-Code? Or something else?"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "cf8"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "z5, yeah"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | The path to the south looks like your only sure bet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | As you return back, the spring returns to your step and you again feel
Floyd | like your youthful self again.
Floyd |
Floyd | Top of Crow Hill
Floyd | The whole valley is revealed to you as you approach the summit. To the

Floyd | east, you see the largely decaying town of Deadeye Gulch, and just
Floyd | further, the small knoll known as Boot Hill. To the south, the dusty
Floyd | valley floor unfolds, divided by a small tree-lined creek. Large snowy
Floyd | mountains abut the hill to the north while endless badlands reach out
Floyd | seemingly forever to the west. The main trail continues around the
Floyd | hill to the west and down to the southwest, whereas a faint side trail

Floyd | heads towards the crest to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | Burned Down Shack
Floyd | Wisps of steam rise off of the charred timbers of what was once a
Floyd | fair-sized building. Small flames flare up occasionally producing a
Floyd | deep crackling sound. Paper-thin pieces of ash float hither and yon.
Floyd | An odd-shaped sign lies on the ground.
Floyd |

Floyd | George is here staring at the charred remains of his gum factory.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a brass key hanging on George's belt.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a leather-bound book, a cauldron (in which is some
Floyd | metallic flakes) and a burned sketch here.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x sign"
Floyd |
Floyd | G

Floyd | e
Floyd | o
Floyd | r
Floyd | GumBall
Floyd | e  e
Floyd |    e

Floyd |    t
Floyd |    l
Floyd |    e
Floyd |    b
Floyd |   Factory
Floyd |    u

Floyd |    m
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x sketch"
Floyd | This is a rather charred sketch of a woman opening a door.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x book"
Floyd | The book is about the size of a small church hymn book. The leather
Floyd | cover is quite worn but still displays an array of wonderful artwork

Floyd | depicting scenes of cowboys, horses, and wide open vistas. The book is
Floyd | slightly singed in places, but more importantly, it appears as if most
Floyd | of the pages have been torn out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh. This is where we were before."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "open book"
Floyd | The one remaining page looks like a recipe:
Floyd |
Floyd | "QuickDraw McGraw"

Floyd | 1 square gum base
Floyd | 1 sprig sage
Floyd | 1 cube sugar
Floyd |
Floyd | Mix together with silver spoon in iron vessel with pinch of Tryst.
Floyd | Effects are temporary and may vary widely when used with alcohol.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "yay"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about factory"
Floyd | "'Tweren't that much all in all but it was home. Damn Biscuit Brothers
Floyd | just couldn't take not being able to rob any damn place they choose. I
Floyd | don't hold no grudge. But I ain't goin' to get all watery when they be
Floyd | swingin' from a tree."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about recipe"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about gum"
Floyd | The gnome looks at you crossly and points at the remnants of his
Floyd | factory. "I don't mean to burden yuh with my problems, but as yuh
Floyd | might see, I ain't gonna be makin gum for a spell.""Can't ya see I got
Floyd | stuff on ma mind."

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about biscuit brothers"
Floyd | "Just dime store thieves. Shoot ya dead in a minute, ya hear! Keep yer
Floyd | distance from Frank. Since he found his way above, he ain't the same."

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about frank"
Floyd | "Don't go messin with Frank. He's got such a mean streak that he makes
Floyd | the devil nervous."

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a lantern

Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   a crumpled note
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x cauldron"
Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   two matches

Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a square of gum base
Floyd |   a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Floyd | The cauldron is made of cast iron and is small enough to be carried on
Floyd | those long journeys across the open plains.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about beetlebaum"
Floyd | "Ain't worth spit, but he's 'bout all I got now if I could get him
Floyd | back."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about key"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x flakes"
Floyd | The flakes remind you of the glitter you used as a child.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about flakes"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about tryst"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "take cauldron"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "take book"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "take key"
Floyd | "What the hell do ya think yer doin' missy! Keeps yer hands away from
Floyd | me!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about sage"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "dahlila"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "dehlila"
Floyd | Your skin starts to tingle, but nothing else happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "take sketch"
Floyd | Now wouldn't that be cold. She probably was George's sweety.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Did you spell that right?"
Jacqueline says, "bah lag again"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about sketch"
Floyd | "Prettiest damn woman I ever set eyes on. Ran off into the hills a few
Floyd | years back. Don't really know what became of her. She could do stuff
Floyd | with the Tryst that I never saw done before. Hell, some folks made her
Floyd | to be a witch. She never hurt nobody."

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tryst"
Floyd | The flakes remind you of the glitter you used as a child.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george about dehlila"
Floyd | "Prettiest damn woman I ever set eyes on. Ran off into the hills a few
Floyd | years back. Don't really know what became of her. She could do stuff
Floyd | with the Tryst that I never saw done before. Hell, some folks made her

Floyd | to be a witch. She never hurt nobody."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "tryst = flakes"
Lucea says (to floyd), "ask george about tryst"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I don't think we can get much more out of him."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george about george"
Floyd | "'Tain't no business of yours, I reckin."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Although, if we brought back Dehlila or Beetlebaum, that might get us a key."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george for key"
Floyd | The little gnome has better things to do.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about watch"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "ask george about beetlebaum"
Lucea says (to floyd), "ask george about beetlebaum"
Floyd | "Ain't worth spit, but he's 'bout all I got now if I could get him
Floyd | back."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says, "Well, Beetlebaum at least"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Burned Down Shack
Floyd | Wisps of steam rise off of the charred timbers of what was once a
Floyd | fair-sized building. Small flames flare up occasionally producing a

Floyd | deep crackling sound. Paper-thin pieces of ash float hither and yon.
Floyd | An odd-shaped sign lies on the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | George is here staring at the charred remains of his gum factory.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a brass key hanging on George's belt.

Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a burned sketch here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | There is a path leading off to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get sketch"
Floyd | Now wouldn't that be cold. She probably was George's sweety.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |

Floyd | Top of Crow Hill
Floyd | The whole valley is revealed to you as you approach the summit. To the
Floyd | east, you see the largely decaying town of Deadeye Gulch, and just
Floyd | further, the small knoll known as Boot Hill. To the south, the dusty
Floyd | valley floor unfolds, divided by a small tree-lined creek. Large snowy
Floyd | mountains abut the hill to the north while endless badlands reach out

Floyd | seemingly forever to the west. The main trail continues around the
Floyd | hill to the west and down to the southwest, whereas a faint side trail
Floyd | heads towards the crest to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd | You can proceed up the hill, down the hill, or over to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bottom of Crow Hill
Floyd | A rather tall hill sprouts out of the landscape here, casting a deep
Floyd | shadow to the east. A well-traveled path leads up the hill to the
Floyd | northeast and a grassy trail leads off to the southeast. There is a

Floyd | sign lying in the dirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd |

Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Thick needles assault your feet, forcing you to scurry back to the
Floyd | Fork.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a leather-bound book
Floyd |   a cauldron

Floyd |     some metallic flakes
Floyd |   a lantern
Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   a crumpled note
Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   two matches

Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a square of gum base
Floyd |   a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch asks, "anything else to try in the town just now or should we try out exits back at the other end of the map?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x cloth"
Floyd | The white material is covered with water stains and feels like a
Floyd | well-starched shirt.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "hm"
djfletch says, "also I want to set fire to the clump of tumbleweed on the train track"
Jacqueline says, "heh - okay"
DavidW says, "We have only two matches."
Jacqueline says, "That's what save is for, David."
DavidW says, "I don't remember what they're for, but maybe the lantern, and maybe a molotov cocktail."
djfletch says, "hmm yeah I forgot we had a lantern"
DavidW says, "Might try to clean the saloon table with the cloth."
djfletch says, "maybe the bar inside the jail helps move the tumbleweed"
DavidW says, "Shame the soap didn't travel with us."
djfletch says, "ok let's do that"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Unattended Trees
Floyd | The east-west trail here is lined by scraggly sycamore trees that look
Floyd | more dead than alive. Even the few birds' nests tucked away in the
Floyd | upper branches look poorly constructed and uninhabitable.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and

Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One
Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd | You have so far scored 60 out of a possible 350, in 466 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of Bubble Gummer.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick

Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,

Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "omg"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Saloon
Floyd | This old beer hall served its last cold one many summers past. The
Floyd | rosewood bar stretches from wall to wall and, surprisingly, the
Floyd | wall-length mirror in back of the bar is still intact. The brass foot
Floyd | rail at the base of the bar is worn flat on the top from the countless

Floyd | patrons whose hard-earned wages were quickly converted into good times
Floyd | and song. Swinging doors lead back to the street to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a table, a slot machine and a tray (which is empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says (to floyd), "x machine"
Floyd | The free-standing slot machine bears a sign declaring:
Floyd |
Floyd | "HAPPY DAYS - 10 TRIES FOR 1 BUCK-A-BIN."
Floyd |

Floyd | The machine has a lever on the right-hand side, a coin slot on the
Floyd | top, and a large metal tray at the bottom. There are three tumblers on
Floyd | the front of the machine behind a scratched piece of glass. On the
Floyd | left-hand side of the machine are five small wheels. Above each of the
Floyd | wheels is a letter, which collectively spell out the word "AHEAD."
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "clean table"
Floyd | You move the dust around with the dry cloth, but not much else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a leather-bound book
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     some metallic flakes

Floyd |   a lantern
Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   a crumpled note
Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   two matches
Floyd |   a cube of sugar

Floyd |   a square of gum base
Floyd |   a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "read writing"
Floyd | The writing is pretty much your ordinary bar graffiti with even an
Floyd | occasional heart and arrow. However, as you study the crude lettering
Floyd | you find some kind of note has evidently been scrawled into the
Floyd | surface. The letters are so dark with grime they are indistinguishable

Floyd | from the table surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch asks, "have we seen any water?"
DavidW says, "hm. Don't remember any."
djfletch says, "there was a creek mentioned somewhere but I think it was scenery"
Jacqueline says, "Not since the house, I don't think."
DavidW says, "I think my notes said there was water in the bathtub back in the house, but of course that doesn't count."
Jacqueline asks, "Oh wait, are we sure the creek is just scenery? The one south of Crow Hill?"
DavidW says, "There might be water near where we entered this land, but I'm not sure."
djfletch says, "yup, just checked in scrollback, we tried going south where it mentions the creek but it doesn't let you"
Jacqueline says, "oh. Darn."
djfletch says, "we still need some way to get at that shiny thing in the bank"
DavidW says, "And maybe the bar in the jail."
djfletch says, "let me go and try some exits we haven't tried yet"
Jacqueline says, "mmkay"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street

Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank

Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that
Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There

Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |

Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.

Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick
Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Broken Track
Floyd | The heat is stifling at this barren strip of track seemingly in the
Floyd | middle of nowhere. Even the ever present weeds have given up this area
Floyd | as hopeless and only a few cacti have managed to gain a foothold in
Floyd | the constantly shifting sand. One of the rails has become dislodged,

Floyd | forming a six-inch gap on one side of the tracks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x cacti"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x cacti"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "darn"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x rail"
Floyd | One of the rails has moved about six inches laterally, introducing a
Floyd | significant discontinuity in the track system.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull rail"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x gap"
Floyd | One of the rails has become dislodged, forming a six-inch gap on one
Floyd | side of the tracks. A train would probably get derailed trying to pass
Floyd | through here.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "move rail"
Floyd | You are not strong enough by a long shot to move the rail with your
Floyd | bare hands.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Narrow Ravine

Floyd | The tracks gradually turn southwest here through a tight ravine cut
Floyd | into the sandy soil. Thick brush once again lines the tracks limiting
Floyd | passage only along the tracks themselves.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tracks through the ravine are littered with rattlesnakes.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x brush"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "cf9"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x snakes"
Floyd | Dozens of rattlesnakes line the track. Most of them are coiled up and
Floyd | presumably sleeping; however, the few that are staring directly at you
Floyd | appear very daunting. It is with little disinterest that you note the

Floyd | crescendo of rattles in the area.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get snake"
Floyd | I don't suppose the rattlesnakes would care for that.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "boo"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | It is somewhat doubtful that you would survive the trek through the

Floyd | snakes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:

Floyd |   a leather-bound book
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     some metallic flakes
Floyd |   a lantern
Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   a crumpled note

Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   two matches
Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a square of gum base
Floyd |   a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |   a pan

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "no obvious snake-repellent item"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |

Floyd | Broken Track
Floyd | The heat is stifling at this barren strip of track seemingly in the
Floyd | middle of nowhere. Even the ever present weeds have given up this area
Floyd | as hopeless and only a few cacti have managed to gain a foothold in
Floyd | the constantly shifting sand. One of the rails has become dislodged,
Floyd | forming a six-inch gap on one side of the tracks.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing

Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick
Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel

Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow

Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |

Floyd | Clear Creek
Floyd | A briskly moving stream widens here and is shallow enough to cross
Floyd | without difficulty. Along one bank where the water slows to a crawl a
Floyd | deposit of black magnetite can be seen. The trail continues to the
Floyd | northeast and up a small ridge to the southwest.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says, "aha"
DavidW asks, "'magnetite'?"
djfletch says, "double aha"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x magnetite"
Floyd | The black iron oxide particles are quite dense and tend to settle out
Floyd | with other heavy minerals and metals such as gold.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "take it"
Floyd | That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "break it"
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "huh"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "fill pan"
Floyd | But there's no water here to carry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Maybe a pickaxe is required."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "pan for gold"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put cloth in water"
Floyd | The cloth is now soaked with water.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put water in pan"
Floyd | You need to be holding the water before you can put it into something
Floyd | else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "ph boy"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put pan in water"
Floyd | The pan is now filled with gravel, sand, and water, making up a brown
Floyd | slurry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "shake pan"
Floyd | Using your best gold panning technique, you swish the wet slurry
Floyd | around, discarding the lighter materials in the process. Your efforts
Floyd | are soon rewarded by the discovery of a large gold nugget in the
Floyd | bottom of the pan!

Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take nugget"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x nugget"
Floyd | The gold nugget is about the size of a marble and is probably worth a
Floyd | small fortune.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "yay" djfletch asks, "only five points for a frickin gold nugget?"
DavidW says, "uh huh"
Jacqueline says, "there there"
Lucea says, "maybe it should've been the size of a plover's egg"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd | You have so far scored 65 out of a possible 350, in 501 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of Bubble Gummer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says, "not some puny marble"
Jacqueline asks, "65 of 350, huh?"
DavidW says, "I think we can go back to the town and do a few things."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail

Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow
Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Or we can explore more in this d... okay."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon

Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel
Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |

Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.

Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that
Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water

Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bank

Floyd | Abandoned teller windows line the west wall of this former financial
Floyd | hub of the Deadeye community. Not unlike everything else in town, it
Floyd | too has fallen into disrepair. To the north you can make out an open
Floyd | vault and to the south lies Main Street.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a hole in one of the floorboards.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "enter vault"
Floyd | That's not something you can enter.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "n"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Vault

Floyd | This red brick enclosure has been picked clean of its valuables,
Floyd | bringing to mind the adage "A Day Late, and a Dollar Short." A large
Floyd | wooden table dominates the center of the room supporting some type of
Floyd | mechanical contraption. The rest of the bank lies to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "look under table"
Floyd | Stuck to the bottom of the table is a green note, which you quickly
Floyd | retrieve.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x note"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the green note or the crumpled note?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "green"
Floyd | "It's a beautiful day for the race.
Floyd | Stooge Hand is the favorite today, Assault is in there.
Floyd | Dog Biscuit is 3:1, Safety Pin has been scratched,
Floyd | and at 20:1, Beetlebaum.

Floyd |
Floyd | Now the horses are approaching the starting gate,
Floyd | and there - There they go!
Floyd |
Floyd | Johannes Stuchan is going to the front.
Floyd | Cabbage is second on the rail.

Floyd | Beautiful Linda is third by a length.
Floyd | And Beetlebaum - around the first turn.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stuchan is still in the front,
Floyd | Cabbage is second by a head.
Floyd | (Cabbage by a head!)

Floyd | Beautiful Linda is third.
Floyd | And Beetlebaum - into the back strech.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dog Biscuit is now leading the pack.
Floyd | Lady Appolonius is second, very close.
Floyd | Banana is coming up through the bunch.

Floyd | (Banana coming up through the bunch!)
Floyd | And Beetlebaum - at the half.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stuchan still out in the front.
Floyd | Apartment House is second with plenty of room.
Floyd | Assault is passing Battery.

Floyd | (Assaulting Battery!)
Floyd | Notary Sojack is fourth.
Floyd | And in lastplace by 10 lengths,
Floyd | I belive it is, yes it is, Beetlebaum.
Floyd |
Floyd | Around the turn and heading for home.

Floyd | It's Stuchan, Dog Biscuit and Girdle in the stretch.
Floyd | Flying Silvester is third.
Floyd | And Mother-in-Law nagging in the rear.
Floyd | And now they come down to the wire.
Floyd | And it's number one and now number two.
Floyd | And it's very close.

Floyd | It'll be a photo finish or an oil painting.
Floyd | And now Louis leads for the left.
Floyd | And Louis is an inertia sluggin'.
Floyd | And it's battle and now they're tearing hair.
Floyd | There's hair all over the ring,
Floyd | There's hair all over the place.

Floyd | I don't know whose hair it is - it's mine.
Floyd | And there goes the winner! - Beetlebaum!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "put nugget in contraption"
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "Spike Jones and his City Slickers"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "put nugget in tray"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "I have this song somewhere"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x contraption"
Floyd | The contraption has a metal block just an inch or so above a metal
Floyd | plate with a small circular impression. A series of gears connects the
Floyd | metal block to a lever.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "put nugget on plate"
Floyd | Putting things on the impression would achieve nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "put nugget in plate"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put nugget in plate"
Floyd | You put the gold nugget into the impression.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | The lever moves with hardly any effort at all, pressing the gold
Floyd | nugget into something resembling a coin.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Trays are notorious for in/on awkwardnesses."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take coin"
Floyd | Taken.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x it"
Floyd | The gold coin is relatively primitive, yet has a monetary feel about
Floyd | it. There is a crudely engraved figure with a mask riding a horse on

Floyd | the face. Beneath the figure is the inscription "1 Buck-a-Bin."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |

Floyd | Bank
Floyd | Abandoned teller windows line the west wall of this former financial
Floyd | hub of the Deadeye community. Not unlike everything else in town, it
Floyd | too has fallen into disrepair. To the north you can make out an open
Floyd | vault and to the south lies Main Street.
Floyd |

Floyd | There is a hole in one of the floorboards.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |

Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,

Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Saloon
Floyd | This old beer hall served its last cold one many summers past. The
Floyd | rosewood bar stretches from wall to wall and, surprisingly, the

Floyd | wall-length mirror in back of the bar is still intact. The brass foot
Floyd | rail at the base of the bar is worn flat on the top from the countless
Floyd | patrons whose hard-earned wages were quickly converted into good times
Floyd | and song. Swinging doors lead back to the street to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a table, a slot machine and a tray (which is empty) here.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "clean table"
Floyd | The wet cloth quickly dissolves the years of grime, revealing a
Floyd | scrawled note.

Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "read note"
Floyd | (the writing)
Floyd | The writing is pretty much your ordinary bar graffiti with even an
Floyd | occasional heart and arrow. However, as you study the crude lettering
Floyd | you find some kind of note has evidently been scrawled into the
Floyd | surface.
Floyd |

Floyd |   The note says "Feed and Water Your Horses at ROYBOB Livery."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Have you seen the livery yet at all? I think you guys missed it?"
Jacqueline asks, "Is that an anagram or something?"
djfletch says, "It wouldn't let us in"
djfletch says, "we were outside it"
DavidW asks, "oh, you did see it?"
DavidW says (to Jacqueline), "It's something."
jenrexrode says, "hm" djfletch says, "it's north then northeast from here"
DavidW asks, "Did you look at the door there?"
djfletch says, "not sure"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they

Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Livery
Floyd | You are just outside a large barn-like structure that appears to be
Floyd | the local livery. The aging structure looks fairly sound except that

Floyd | the roof is starting to sag in areas. Just north is an oddly colored
Floyd | entrance to the building. The rest of Deadeye is to the southwest and
Floyd | there is a clearing to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't, since the livery door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x door"
Floyd | The door is fabricated from weathered planking and leather straps.
Floyd | There are several faded splotches of paint that stand in sharp
Floyd | contrast to the dull gray wood.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "roybob"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x paint"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the orange paint, the yellow paint, the red paint
Floyd | or the blue paint?
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "red"
Floyd | It's just your everyday faded red paint.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "touch red"
Floyd | The door creaks loudly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "touch orange"
Floyd | The door creaks loudly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "touch yellow"
Floyd | The door creaks loudly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "touch blue"
Floyd | The door creaks loudly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x blue"
Floyd | It's just your everyday faded blue paint.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x yellow"
Floyd | It's just your everyday faded yellow paint.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x orange"
Floyd | It's just your everyday faded orange paint.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "The sequence was spoiled."
DavidW says, "Please let dj do it."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "touch orange"
Floyd | The door creaks loudly and then shudders.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "touch blue"
Floyd | You hear a click somewhere inside the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by ten points.]

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You open the livery door.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says, "wacky security systems in this town"
DavidW says, "oh. You were x'ing not touch'ing."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Livery
Floyd | You are just outside a large barn-like structure that appears to be
Floyd | the local livery. The aging structure looks fairly sound except that
Floyd | the roof is starting to sag in areas. Just north is an oddly colored
Floyd | entrance to the building. The rest of Deadeye is to the southwest and

Floyd | there is a clearing to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf10"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Livery Stable
Floyd | This dilapidated building has long fallen into disrepair. It is
Floyd | surprisingly bright in here as light filters through large gaping
Floyd | holes in the roof. Numerous stalls line the walls presumably for
Floyd | horses or other livestock. A wooden ladder provides access to a

Floyd | hayloft to the north while large sliding doors, long off their rails,
Floyd | provide an egress to the east. You can leave the building by heading
Floyd | south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd | You have so far scored 85 out of a possible 350, in 541 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of Bubble Gummer.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x stalls"
Floyd | There are at least twenty stalls shrouded in shadows from the high
Floyd | timber enclosures. Most of the stalls are blocked with wood and
Floyd | debris, but one looks ready for the nearest horse.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "enter stall"
Floyd | You get into the horse stall.
Floyd |
Floyd | In the horse stall you can see a shovel.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take shovel"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd | You get out of the horse stall.
Floyd |
Floyd | Livery Stable

Floyd | This dilapidated building has long fallen into disrepair. It is
Floyd | surprisingly bright in here as light filters through large gaping
Floyd | holes in the roof. Numerous stalls line the walls presumably for
Floyd | horses or other livestock. A wooden ladder provides access to a
Floyd | hayloft to the north while large sliding doors, long off their rails,
Floyd | provide an egress to the east. You can leave the building by heading

Floyd | south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x shovel"
Floyd | The wooden handle has splintered several times and has been

Floyd | thoughtfully wrapped in old rags for support, and the hand-forged
Floyd | blade is quite thin from use. All in all, though, it looks like the
Floyd | old girl could still toss a few more shovelfuls.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Someone wanted to dig a grave?"
DavidW asks, "Or maybe that magnetite?"
Jacqueline says, "oho"
Jacqueline asks, "I think we were kidding about the grave, no?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Corral
Floyd | All is not so 'O.K.' with this corral as most of the wooden fences
Floyd | have given away to the ravages of time and the elements. Tall range
Floyd | grass has overtaken the ground and the air is alive with the sounds of
Floyd | grasshoppers, crickets and the like.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I don't know."
DavidW says, "But we have a shovel now."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x grass"
Floyd | The grass is about waist high and is so thick it could conceal about
Floyd | anything.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "search grass"
Floyd | You find a rusting green square tin.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get tin"
Floyd | You're carrying too many things already.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search grass"
Floyd | You find nothing else of value.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "i"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a shovel
Floyd |   a coin
Floyd |   a green note
Floyd |   a leather-bound book
Floyd |   a cauldron

Floyd |     some metallic flakes
Floyd |   a lantern
Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   a crumpled note
Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   two matches

Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a square of gum base
Floyd |   a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a shovel
Floyd |   a coin
Floyd |   a green note
Floyd |   a leather-bound book
Floyd |   a cauldron

Floyd |     some metallic flakes
Floyd |   a lantern
Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   a crumpled note
Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   two matches

Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a square of gum base
Floyd |   a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "put all in cauldron"
Floyd | shovel: Done.
Floyd | coin: Done.
Floyd | green note: Done.
Floyd | leather-bound book: Done.

Floyd | lantern: Done.
Floyd | silver spoon: Done.
Floyd | crumpled note: Done.
Floyd | couple kernels of corn: Done.
Floyd | match: Done.
Floyd | match: Done.

Floyd | cube of sugar: Done.
Floyd | square of gum base: Done.
Floyd | piece of gauzy cloth: Done.
Floyd | pan: Done.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "get tin"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x tin"
Floyd | The rusted square tin declares itself as "Scented Bag Balm" and
Floyd | includes these special directions:
Floyd |

Floyd | "For minor congestion of the udder due to calving, high feeding,
Floyd | bruising or chilling. Using individual towels, thoroughly wash treated
Floyd | teats and udder before each milking to avoid contamination of milk.
Floyd | After each milking, bathe with plenty of hot water, strip milk out
Floyd | clean, dry skin and apply bag balm freely, massaging gently with this
Floyd | stiff ointment fifteen minutes twice daily or more often as needed.

Floyd | Special scented formula repels flies and other flying insects."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Goodness."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Corral
Floyd | All is not so 'O.K.' with this corral as most of the wooden fences
Floyd | have given away to the ravages of time and the elements. Tall range
Floyd | grass has overtaken the ground and the air is alive with the sounds of
Floyd | grasshoppers, crickets and the like.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I've never thought about udder ointment."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "open tin"
Floyd | You open the tin, revealing two portions of balm.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "It's okay, David. You live in the city."
djfletch says, "I bet we just use it for the fly repelling"
DavidW says, "oh, maybe."
DavidW says, "yeah, that seems likely, doesn't it."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Livery Stable
Floyd | This dilapidated building has long fallen into disrepair. It is

Floyd | surprisingly bright in here as light filters through large gaping
Floyd | holes in the roof. Numerous stalls line the walls presumably for
Floyd | horses or other livestock. A wooden ladder provides access to a
Floyd | hayloft to the north while large sliding doors, long off their rails,
Floyd | provide an egress to the east. You can leave the building by heading
Floyd | south.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | Hayloft

Floyd | The floorboards of the loft creak and sag with your weight but seem to
Floyd | be holding firm, at least for now. Only a few clumps of straw remain
Floyd | where there were once probably dozens of hay bales. The heat up here
Floyd | is nearly unbearable and perspiration begins to run down your face.
Floyd | The only way off of the loft is to impose yourself on the weathered
Floyd | ladder once again.

Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a pitchfork here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get pitchfork"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x it"
Floyd | It is a long-handled fork with four tines.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "search straw"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "There were other doors downstairs, right?"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |

Floyd | Livery Stable
Floyd | This dilapidated building has long fallen into disrepair. It is
Floyd | surprisingly bright in here as light filters through large gaping
Floyd | holes in the roof. Numerous stalls line the walls presumably for
Floyd | horses or other livestock. A wooden ladder provides access to a
Floyd | hayloft to the north while large sliding doors, long off their rails,

Floyd | provide an egress to the east. You can leave the building by heading
Floyd | south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "east was the corral, looks like that's it"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Corral
Floyd | All is not so 'O.K.' with this corral as most of the wooden fences
Floyd | have given away to the ravages of time and the elements. Tall range

Floyd | grass has overtaken the ground and the air is alive with the sounds of
Floyd | grasshoppers, crickets and the like.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "what was here?"
DavidW says, "oh, the tin"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | The entrance to the barn-like structure is to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "So: shovel, pitchfork, 'bag balm'. A good haul."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Livery Stable
Floyd | This dilapidated building has long fallen into disrepair. It is

Floyd | surprisingly bright in here as light filters through large gaping
Floyd | holes in the roof. Numerous stalls line the walls presumably for
Floyd | horses or other livestock. A wooden ladder provides access to a
Floyd | hayloft to the north while large sliding doors, long off their rails,
Floyd | provide an egress to the east. You can leave the building by heading
Floyd | south.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Now that we have a coin, I think we can do the machine in the saloon now."
djfletch says, "ok let's do that"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Livery
Floyd | You are just outside a large barn-like structure that appears to be
Floyd | the local livery. The aging structure looks fairly sound except that
Floyd | the roof is starting to sag in areas. Just north is an oddly colored
Floyd | entrance to the building. The rest of Deadeye is to the southwest and

Floyd | there is a clearing to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |

Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,

Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Saloon
Floyd | This old beer hall served its last cold one many summers past. The
Floyd | rosewood bar stretches from wall to wall and, surprisingly, the

Floyd | wall-length mirror in back of the bar is still intact. The brass foot
Floyd | rail at the base of the bar is worn flat on the top from the countless
Floyd | patrons whose hard-earned wages were quickly converted into good times
Floyd | and song. Swinging doors lead back to the street to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a table, a slot machine and a tray (which is empty) here.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "cf11"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "set first wheel to 9"
Floyd | The first wheel is now set to 9.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "set second wheel to 2"
Floyd | The second wheel is now set to 2.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "set third wheel to 8"
Floyd | The third wheel is now set to 8.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "set fourth wheel to 9"
Floyd | The fourth wheel is now set to 9.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "set fifth wheel to 3"
Floyd | The fifth wheel is now set to 3.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put coin in slot"
Floyd | You need to be holding the coin before you can put it into something
Floyd | else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "take coin"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put coin in slot"
Floyd | The coin drops into the slot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | The tumblers spin for several seconds and then stop. The tumblers now
Floyd | show:
Floyd |
Floyd | Bottle  Bottle  Bottle
Floyd |

Floyd | The machine produces a loud CLUNK and a bottle rolls out into the
Floyd | tray.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by ten points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "take bottle"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x it"
Floyd | It's a corked bottle of whiskey with an old faded label.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read it"
Floyd | It's a corked bottle of whiskey with an old faded label.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read label"
Floyd | "Daniel Jack's Redeye Special"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "hurrah"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "squeeze cloth"
Floyd | You achieve nothing by this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "w00t"
djfletch says, "this is maybe to give to the gnome"
DavidW says, "put cloth in whiskey"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put cloth in whiskey"
Floyd | You need to be holding the piece of gauzy cloth before you can put it
Floyd | into something else.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take cloth"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "put cloth in whiskey"
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put cloth in bottle"
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh well"
DavidW says, "Maybe you're right."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "open bottle"
Floyd | As soon as you remove the cork, your nose is assaulted by the
Floyd | not-so-pleasant aroma of rotgut.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Let's not waste good whiskey."
Firion says, "Amen."
DavidW says, "Don't think it's good."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "smell whiskey"
Floyd | It smells not all that much different from kerosene.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch asks, "oh, lamp oil?"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x lantern"
Floyd | Hardly your brass variety, but a serviceable lamp with a glass
Floyd | chimney.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "put whiskey in lantern"
Floyd | You need to be holding the whiskey before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "pour bottle into lantern"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "fill lantern"
Floyd | But there's no water here to carry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take whiskey"
Floyd | That seems to be a part of the quarter-full bottle of whiskey.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open lantern"
Floyd | That's not something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put cloth in whiskey"
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x cork"
Floyd | It is a cylindrical thumb-sized object made from the elastic outer

Floyd | bark of the cork oak (Quercus suber).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "taste whiskey"
Floyd | Your head starts to spin...

Floyd |
Floyd | Saloon
Floyd | The ol' saloon is hoppin' tonight! Dance girls (ahem) swarm the dusty
Floyd | patrons, encouraging them to drink and gamble amongst other
Floyd | indiscretions. Above all the whoopin' 'n hollerin', you can just make
Floyd | out the tinny ragtime of an unseen brass-tack piano. The barkeep is

Floyd | shoveling out drinks to the bar at a furious pace while one of the
Floyd | other hired help polishes the wall-length mirror. Swinging doors lead
Floyd | back to the street to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a table here.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Lucea says, "oh dear"
djfletch says, "ooh"
DavidW asks, "Flashback?"
Lucea says, "that's some strong whiskey"
Lucea says (to floyd), "a piano"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says (to floyd), "x piano"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "heh"
Lucea says, "oh wait, it's unseen"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd | The four-legged table is exceptionally pristine considering the
Floyd | clientele around this place. The table top is flawlessly finished and
Floyd | sports nary a water mark.

Floyd |
Floyd | John Bro calls for one of the dance hall girls and whispers something
Floyd | in her ear. The girl blushes and walks away giggling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says, "stupid me"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x me"
Floyd | As good-looking as ever.
Floyd |
Floyd | When one of the patrons isn't looking, John Bro swaps his drink for an

Floyd | empty glass.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x john"
Floyd | The barkeep looks somewhat familiar. He has curly brown hair heavily

Floyd | seasoned with gray, a lightly bearded face, and  a slightly paunchy
Floyd | stomach. The local clientele seem to refer to him as "John Bro" or
Floyd | just "Bro" for short. Without exception, every time someone orders a
Floyd | drink, John Bro bellows out "Done Deal!" and then serves both the
Floyd | patron and himself a drink.
Floyd |

Floyd | John Bro calls for one of the dance hall girls and whispers something
Floyd | in her ear. The girl blushes and walks away giggling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "buy drink"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying nothing.
Floyd |
Floyd | When one of the patrons isn't looking, John Bro swaps his drink for an
Floyd | empty glass.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "order drink"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "done deal"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "say done deal"
Floyd | Whom do you want to say that to?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "john"
Floyd | There is no reply.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask john for drink"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask john for whiskey"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Saloon

Floyd | The ol' saloon is hoppin' tonight! Dance girls (ahem) swarm the dusty
Floyd | patrons, encouraging them to drink and gamble amongst other
Floyd | indiscretions. Above all the whoopin' 'n hollerin', you can just make
Floyd | out the tinny ragtime of an unseen brass-tack piano. The barkeep is
Floyd | shoveling out drinks to the bar at a furious pace while one of the
Floyd | other hired help polishes the wall-length mirror. Swinging doors lead

Floyd | back to the street to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a table here.
Floyd |
Floyd | John Bro calls for one of the dance hall girls and whispers something
Floyd | in her ear. The girl blushes and walks away giggling.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x mirror"
Floyd | The mirror is quite overwhelming in size. Its surface is nearly
Floyd | perfect and shows no signs of distortion.

Floyd |
Floyd | When one of the patrons isn't looking, John Bro swaps his drink for an
Floyd | empty glass.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. I'm not sure what to do. Going north probably ends the sequence."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x bar"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x girls"
Floyd | Each of the girls is dressed quite provocatively and is obviously
Floyd | well-trained on how to extract every last bit of cash from the
Floyd | saloon's customers.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x customers"
Floyd | The bar patrons are a mixture of cowpokes and businessmen.
Floyd |
Floyd | The barkeep makes small talk with one of the patrons.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "yes, not obvious if we can do anything"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take glass"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take drink"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask john bro about mirror"
Floyd | "Leave it alone. It's worth way more than yer hide!"
Floyd |
Floyd | John Bro calls for one of the dance hall girls and whispers something

Floyd | in her ear. The girl blushes and walks away giggling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask john bro about saloon"
Floyd | "I don't got no time for talkin'."

Floyd |
Floyd | When one of the patrons isn't looking, John Bro swaps his drink for an
Floyd | empty glass.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask john bro about drinks"
Floyd | "I don't got no time for talkin'."
Floyd |
Floyd | John Bro pulls out a small gun, checks it for bullets, and then places
Floyd | it back in his pocket.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask john bro about gun"
Floyd | "Here, you might be needin' this," whispers John Bro as he places a
Floyd | small gun in the palm of your hand.

Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x gun"
Floyd | The single-shot pocket derringer has a beautiful ivory handle and
Floyd | appears to be loaded.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Look out. Housewife has a gun!"
djfletch asks, "cool, who can we shoot today?"
djfletch says, "that damn gnome that took our watch"
Jacqueline says, "I've been watching maga play Hitman: Blood Money for two days. I'm a little gunned out just now."
DavidW says, "well, we can go north and find out. Or shoot the mirror."
DavidW says, "or shoot John."
Lucea asks, "we've saved, right?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf12"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |

Floyd | The barkeep makes small talk with one of the patrons.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "shoot john"
Floyd | The barkeep shakes his head and points to the shotgun behind the bar.

Floyd |
Floyd | John Bro calls for one of the dance hall girls and whispers something
Floyd | in her ear. The girl blushes and walks away giggling.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "shoot mirror"
Floyd | The barkeep shakes his head and points to the shotgun behind the bar.
Floyd |
Floyd | When one of the patrons isn't looking, John Bro swaps his drink for an
Floyd | empty glass.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x shotgun"
Floyd | The double-barreled shotgun hangs behind the bar for the sole use of
Floyd | the bartender.

Floyd |
Floyd | The bartender pulls out a small flask and takes a swig when no one is
Floyd | looking.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | A big burly man bursts through the swinging doors and yells, "What the
Floyd | hell ya think yer doin' missy sittin' at mah table? Hey barkeep, I
Floyd | should shoot yer ears off for lettin' this wench clutter up mah place
Floyd | here!"

Floyd |
Floyd | Saloon
Floyd | The ol' saloon is quieter than a church. Patrons and dance girls line
Floyd | the walls to avoid being in the line of fire. The barkeep is huddled
Floyd | behind the bar occasionally peeking out to view the situation. The
Floyd | rest of the hired help is nowhere to be seen.

Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Black Thad McGee and a table here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x thad"
Floyd | This is the meanest looking bad guy you hope to ever set eyes on.
Floyd | Narrow beady eyes stare at you from a grizzly shaven face. Twin scars,
Floyd | one each cheek, accentuate a bent nose which veers slightly off to the
Floyd | left. His dusty black clothing is well worn and is bulging at the
Floyd | seams from the massive physique contained within.
Floyd |

Floyd | Black Thad's oversized hands continually twitch just over the handles
Floyd | of his pearl-handled guns.
Floyd | "Well missy, how 'bout you give me a big ol' kiss and I'll forget I
Floyd | ever laid eyes on yer miserable hide?"
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "show gun to thad"
Floyd | "What I'm interested in ain't what yuh is holdin'." Black Thad says
Floyd | with an evil gleam in his eyes.
Floyd |

Floyd | "Ya better get kissin' missy or I is goin' to up the stakes!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "point gun at thad"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "aim gun at thad"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "shoot thad"
Floyd | As you lift the gun to shoot, Thad draws both guns and shoots the
Floyd | pistol right from your hand, leaving your arm stinging up to your
Floyd | elbow. Your head starts to spin from the pain, and within the blink of

Floyd | an eye, your head hits the floor.
Floyd | Saloon
Floyd | This old beer hall served its last cold one many summers past. The
Floyd | rosewood bar stretches from wall to wall and, surprisingly, the
Floyd | wall-length mirror in back of the bar is still intact. The brass foot
Floyd | rail at the base of the bar is worn flat on the top from the countless

Floyd | patrons whose hard-earned wages were quickly converted into good times
Floyd | and song. Swinging doors lead back to the street to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a quarter-full bottle of whiskey, a cauldron (in which are
Floyd | a pan (which is empty), a square of gum base, a cube of sugar, two
Floyd | matches, a couple kernels of corn, a crumpled note, a silver spoon, a

Floyd | lantern, a leather-bound book, a green note, a shovel and some
Floyd | metallic flakes), a tin (in which are two portions of balm), a
Floyd | pitchfork, a piece of gauzy cloth, a cork, a table, a slot machine and
Floyd | a tray (which is empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You arise from the floor with a slight headache, but everything else

Floyd | seems to be intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says, "hrm"
djfletch asks, "could we have done anything better there or not?"
DavidW asks, "George's recipe was for Quick Draw McGraw gum, no?"
djfletch says, "oh"
DavidW says, "I think... if we make the gum, we can become a deadshot."
DavidW says, "if that's the right word."
DavidW says (to djfletch), "I suppose we could've tried to kiss Thad."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x recipe"
Floyd | The book is about the size of a small church hymn book. The leather
Floyd | cover is quite worn but still displays an array of wonderful artwork
Floyd | depicting scenes of cowboys, horses, and wide open vistas. The book is

Floyd | slightly singed in places, but more importantly, it appears as if most
Floyd | of the pages have been torn out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read it"
Floyd | The one remaining page looks like a recipe:
Floyd |
Floyd | "QuickDraw McGraw"
Floyd | 1 square gum base
Floyd | 1 sprig sage
Floyd | 1 cube sugar

Floyd |
Floyd | Mix together with silver spoon in iron vessel with pinch of Tryst.
Floyd | Effects are temporary and may vary widely when used with alcohol.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. We need sage, but there's the extra note about alcohol."
Lucea says, "widely could be good or bad tnough"
Lucea says, "*though"
DavidW says, "yeah"
djfletch says, "does seem like a hint"
Jacqueline says, "The original gum was sagey, right>"
Jacqueline asks, "?"
djfletch says, "yes"
DavidW says, "I don't remember the flavour of the first gum."
djfletch says, "I hope we don't have to search every bit of brush it has mentioned in case some of it is sage"
DavidW says, "Anyway, we can pick up our stuff, look for sage, explore other options."
DavidW says (to dj), "I think the sage will be obvious."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Saloon
Floyd | This old beer hall served its last cold one many summers past. The
Floyd | rosewood bar stretches from wall to wall and, surprisingly, the
Floyd | wall-length mirror in back of the bar is still intact. The brass foot
Floyd | rail at the base of the bar is worn flat on the top from the countless

Floyd | patrons whose hard-earned wages were quickly converted into good times
Floyd | and song. Swinging doors lead back to the street to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a quarter-full bottle of whiskey, a cauldron (in which are
Floyd | a pan (which is empty), a square of gum base, a cube of sugar, two
Floyd | matches, a couple kernels of corn, a crumpled note, a silver spoon, a

Floyd | lantern, a leather-bound book, a green note, a shovel and some
Floyd | metallic flakes), a tin (in which are two portions of balm), a
Floyd | pitchfork, a piece of gauzy cloth, a cork, a table, a slot machine and
Floyd | a tray (which is empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd | quarter-full bottle of whiskey: Taken.
Floyd | cauldron: Taken.
Floyd | tin: Taken.
Floyd | pitchfork: Taken.

Floyd | piece of gauzy cloth: Taken.
Floyd | cork: Taken.
Floyd | table: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | slot machine: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | tray: That's fixed in place.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "My notes suggest it's in a location we never quite got to."
djfletch says, "I'll go back to the south and try digging in the grave on the way"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they

Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that

Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds

Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yeah, I'm curious about the grave now."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Boot Hill
Floyd | You are standing atop a large knoll which apparently served as a
Floyd | cemetery at some point in time. Remains of a picket fence lie strewn

Floyd | about the hillside and most of the gravestones have disintegrated
Floyd | beyond recognition. One granite marker at the head of a grassless
Floyd | plot, however, remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "dig in grave"
Floyd | What do you want to dig in the grave with?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "shovel"
Floyd | The ground is hard, but you manage to move a few shovelfuls of dirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x grave"
Floyd | There is a small hole in the plot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x hole"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "dig more"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "dig in grave with shovel"
Floyd | You start to break a sweat, but who ever said grave robbing was an
Floyd | easy business?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | This is more work than it's probably worth, as you have removed about
Floyd | 2 feet of soil.
Floyd |
Floyd | A rather large bird lands on the tombstone and watches your suspicious
Floyd | activity.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x bird"
Floyd | The Tombstone Jay (or just T-Jay for short) appears to be a lot more
Floyd | hawk than jay. Mixed in with the ash-gray feathers are streaks of red
Floyd | and brown. A ring of white circles his hooked beak as well as his

Floyd | imposing taloned feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch asks, "do we want feathers for anything?"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get bird"
Floyd | Funny, the bird is probably thinking about doing the same to you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get feathers"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read balm"
Floyd | The yellow oily balm has a pungent smell reminiscent of burning

Floyd | rubber.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:

Floyd |   a cork
Floyd |   a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)
Floyd |     two portions of balm
Floyd |   a cauldron

Floyd |     a pan
Floyd |     a square of gum base
Floyd |     a cube of sugar
Floyd |     two matches
Floyd |     a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |     a crumpled note

Floyd |     a silver spoon
Floyd |     a lantern
Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a green note
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     some metallic flakes

Floyd |   a quarter-full bottle of whiskey
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea asks, "does it eat corn?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read tin"
Floyd | The rusted square tin declares itself as "Scented Bag Balm" and
Floyd | includes these special directions:
Floyd |
Floyd | "For minor congestion of the udder due to calving, high feeding,
Floyd | bruising or chilling. Using individual towels, thoroughly wash treated
Floyd | teats and udder before each milking to avoid contamination of milk.

Floyd | After each milking, bathe with plenty of hot water, strip milk out
Floyd | clean, dry skin and apply bag balm freely, massaging gently with this
Floyd | stiff ointment fifteen minutes twice daily or more often as needed.
Floyd | Special scented formula repels flies and other flying insects."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "cf13"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "flying insects probably doesn't mean birds, alas"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "give corn to bird"
Floyd | (first taking the couple kernels of corn)
Floyd | The Tombstone Jay quickly gobbles down the corn.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Boot Hill
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Lucea says, "hmm"
Lucea says, "we should probably bait it somehow"
DavidW asks, "Where did the corn come from?"
djfletch says, "there was a single stalk somewhere"
djfletch says, "the garden of the general store, I think"
DavidW says, "hm."
DavidW says, "Perhaps there's more than one gum recipe around."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "dig in grave with shovel"
Floyd | Your shovel contacts something soft but ungiving. After a few more
Floyd | shovelfuls, you uncover a pair of boots (which are fortunately
Floyd | unoccupied).
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "get boots"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x boots"
Floyd | These boots have seen many a mile but have many a mile to go.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "dig in grave with shovel"
Floyd | Further digging might only result in something that will keep you
Floyd | awake nights.
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says, "hehe"
DavidW asks, "There was somewhere we couldn't walk, wasn't there?"
DavidW says, "Fork in the Road."
DavidW says, "or Spoon in the Road. whatever."
djfletch asks, "oh, was that why we couldn't go southwest from there?"
DavidW says, "Something was hurting our feet. The boots might let us through."
djfletch says, "I wonder if they are good enough to protect us from the rattlesnakes"
DavidW says, "hm. iffy."
djfletch says, "going to try the magnetite again"
DavidW says, "Worth a try, I suppose."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road

Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |

Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel
Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail

Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow
Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Clear Creek
Floyd | A briskly moving stream widens here and is shallow enough to cross
Floyd | without difficulty. Along one bank where the water slows to a crawl a

Floyd | deposit of black magnetite can be seen. The trail continues to the
Floyd | northeast and up a small ridge to the southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "dig in magnetite with shovel"
Floyd | Digging would achieve nothing here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "hit magnetite with pitchfork"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to hit the magnetite.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get magnetite"
Floyd | That's hardly portable.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x magnetite"
Floyd | The black iron oxide particles are quite dense and tend to settle out
Floyd | with other heavy minerals and metals such as gold.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "I guess the magnetite is just a hint to pan for gold here?"
djfletch says, "looks like it might be"
DavidW says, "Possibly if we waste our coin and our 10 chances on the machine, we can find another nugget and try again. Cool, if that's the way it works."
djfletch says, "just thought as well, the pitchfork will be for the clump of tumbleweed. Forgot about that."
DavidW asks, "Where's the tumbleweed? Track?"
djfletch says, "yes"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow
Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "nr"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel

Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |

Floyd | Train Track
Floyd | The tracks continue east-west here through thick scrub brush and an
Floyd | occasional patch of cactus. There is a short section of track running
Floyd | parallel to, and eventually joining, the main track to form a spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a huge clump of tumbleweeds on the track spur.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "x tumbleweeds"
Floyd | The thorny mass of tumbleweeds is bigger than a small shed.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "search them"
Floyd | I'm not sure what "them" refers to.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says (to floyd), "search it"
Floyd | Inside the thick mass of tumbleweeds you make out something with a
Floyd | reddish tinge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says (to floyd), "get reddish"
Floyd | The thorny mass of tumbleweeds is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "move clump with pitchfork"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "get tumbleweeds"
Floyd | The tumbleweeds resist your attempt. Maybe a better tool would help
Floyd | out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "get tumbleweeds with pitchfork"
Floyd | You pitch the tumbleweeds to the side revealing an old rusted railroad
Floyd | handcar. The tumbleweeds blow away in the wind.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "hooray"
djfletch says, "cool"
Lucea says, "yay"
Lucea says (to floyd), "x handcar"
Floyd | The handcar is a small platform with four wheels and a T-shaped handle

Floyd | for propulsion. There is a small lever near the split-wood floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "this would get us past the snakes, but we have to fix the broken rail first"
DavidW says, "oh right."
DavidW says, "hm."
DavidW says, "I suppose a crowbar might do it."
DavidW asks, "maybe that bar in the jail?"
Jacqueline asks, "Did you try using the pitchfork on the snakes?"
djfletch says, "no, haven't been back there"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.

Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick
Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Broken Track
Floyd | The heat is stifling at this barren strip of track seemingly in the
Floyd | middle of nowhere. Even the ever present weeds have given up this area
Floyd | as hopeless and only a few cacti have managed to gain a foothold in
Floyd | the constantly shifting sand. One of the rails has become dislodged,

Floyd | forming a six-inch gap on one side of the tracks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | Narrow Ravine
Floyd | The tracks gradually turn southwest here through a tight ravine cut
Floyd | into the sandy soil. Thick brush once again lines the tracks limiting
Floyd | passage only along the tracks themselves.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tracks through the ravine are littered with rattlesnakes.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "hit snakes with pitchfork"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to hit the rattlesnakes.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get snake with pitchfork"
Floyd | I don't suppose the rattlesnakes would care for that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "I think he's right about the railcart as our way through the snakes."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "kill snake"
Floyd | One of the snakes responds to your futile attack by striking at your
Floyd | leg. Fortunately, the snake only found air.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says, "I'm going to check a couple of remaining exits on my map"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "kill snake with pitchfork"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to kill the rattlesnakes.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Broken Track
Floyd | The heat is stifling at this barren strip of track seemingly in the

Floyd | middle of nowhere. Even the ever present weeds have given up this area
Floyd | as hopeless and only a few cacti have managed to gain a foothold in
Floyd | the constantly shifting sand. One of the rails has become dislodged,
Floyd | forming a six-inch gap on one side of the tracks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |

Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel
Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail

Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow
Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Clear Creek
Floyd | A briskly moving stream widens here and is shallow enough to cross
Floyd | without difficulty. Along one bank where the water slows to a crawl a

Floyd | deposit of black magnetite can be seen. The trail continues to the
Floyd | northeast and up a small ridge to the southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | The main trail turns from northeast to south here, traversing a small
Floyd | grassy ridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "x ridge"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | It is difficult to discern the trail here due to the thick sagebrush.
Floyd | The vegetation does thin a bit to the southeast and southwest, and a

Floyd | clear path leads north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a sprig of sage here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get sage"
Floyd | (the sprig of sage)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "x sage"
Floyd | (the sagebrush)
Floyd | The aromatic brush sways briskly in the wind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "ask sage for advice"
Jacqueline says, "I'm not sure what the syntax would be for what I was thinking anyway... pin snake with pitchfork probably won't work. The minecart is probably it."
jenrexrode says, "yay"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "cf14"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Box Canyon
Floyd | The trail descends here into a deep canyon cut into the surrounding
Floyd | sandstone. It is cooler here as most of the sunlight is blocked by the
Floyd | high walls. The path through the canyon proceeds to the west, where
Floyd | you see a large stone outcropping, and rises sharply to the northeast.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x outcropping"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Hole in the Wall
Floyd | The far end of the canyon ends abruptly at this solid wall of

Floyd | sandstone which ascends over fifty feet from where you are standing.
Floyd | The trail winds around some scrub brush to a pile of rocks which rests
Floyd | against the face of the wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x rocks"
Floyd | Outside of being a significant obstruction, there isn't that much
Floyd | special about the pile of rocks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "move rocks"
Floyd | The rocks are much too heavy to move around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "dig rocks with shovel"
Floyd | Digging would achieve nothing here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "move rocks with pitchfork"
Floyd | The rocks are much too heavy to move around.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x sandstone"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x hole"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x pile"
Floyd | Outside of being a significant obstruction, there isn't that much

Floyd | special about the pile of rocks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think, TNT might be useful here."
djfletch says, "looks like none of our existing implements work"
Lucea says (to floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a sprig of sage
Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots
Floyd |   a cork
Floyd |   a piece of gauzy cloth

Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)
Floyd |     two portions of balm
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a pan
Floyd |     a square of gum base

Floyd |     a cube of sugar
Floyd |     two matches
Floyd |     a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a silver spoon
Floyd |     a lantern

Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a green note
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     some metallic flakes
Floyd |   a quarter-full bottle of whiskey
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Lucea says, "We've got matches, for what it's worth"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Box Canyon

Floyd | The trail descends here into a deep canyon cut into the surrounding
Floyd | sandstone. It is cooler here as most of the sunlight is blocked by the
Floyd | high walls. The path through the canyon proceeds to the west, where
Floyd | you see a large stone outcropping, and rises sharply to the northeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x boots"
Floyd | These boots have seen many a mile but have many a mile to go.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | It is difficult to discern the trail here due to the thick sagebrush.
Floyd | The vegetation does thin a bit to the southeast and southwest, and a

Floyd | clear path leads north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd |

Floyd | End of the Trail
Floyd | The main trail surrenders here to thick brush and thicket making
Floyd | further progress impossible. A faded sign is nailed to a huge willow
Floyd | tree whose long narrow branches just touch the ground. You can pick up
Floyd | the main trail to the northwest.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "x sign"
Floyd | You can just make out the words "Dorn's Tree."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "climb tree"
Floyd | I don't think much is to be achieved by that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x thicket"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | It is difficult to discern the trail here due to the thick sagebrush.
Floyd | The vegetation does thin a bit to the southeast and southwest, and a
Floyd | clear path leads north.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail

Floyd | The main trail turns from northeast to south here, traversing a small
Floyd | grassy ridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Clear Creek
Floyd | A briskly moving stream widens here and is shallow enough to cross
Floyd | without difficulty. Along one bank where the water slows to a crawl a
Floyd | deposit of black magnetite can be seen. The trail continues to the
Floyd | northeast and up a small ridge to the southwest.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail

Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow
Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Shady Path
Floyd | A well-traveled path from the west branches south and continues east
Floyd | here under the refreshing shade of the bordering oaks. The sloping

Floyd | path leading south appears somewhat muddy but the footing does not
Floyd | appear to be too difficult.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Shouldn't we look at the tree?"
djfletch says, "oops, yeah, didn't examine it"
DavidW says, "There could've been a door, doorknocker, and flower box hanging off it."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Beaver Dam
Floyd | A small stream flowing from the west is only slightly hampered here by

Floyd | a deteriorating beaver dam which has formed a large deep pool of
Floyd | crystal clear water. Chokecherry bushes line the perimeter of the pool
Floyd | confining access to the pool to the area in which you are standing.
Floyd | The air is thick with mosquitos and gnats.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a flat-faced rock here, protruding just above the surface of

Floyd | the pool.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the chokecherry bushes is a small bunch of berries.
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats start to eat you alive, forcing you to leave
Floyd | while you still can.

Floyd |
Floyd | Shady Path
Floyd | A well-traveled path from the west branches south and continues east
Floyd | here under the refreshing shade of the bordering oaks. The sloping
Floyd | path leading south appears somewhat muddy but the footing does not
Floyd | appear to be too difficult.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh. The balm might help us get those berries."
DavidW asks, "Also, why is that rock singled out?"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "cf15"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x balm"
Floyd | The yellow oily balm has a pungent smell reminiscent of burning
Floyd | rubber.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "wear balem"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "wear balm"
Floyd | (first taking some balm)
Floyd | You put on some balm.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Beaver Dam
Floyd | A small stream flowing from the west is only slightly hampered here by
Floyd | a deteriorating beaver dam which has formed a large deep pool of

Floyd | crystal clear water. Chokecherry bushes line the perimeter of the pool
Floyd | confining access to the pool to the area in which you are standing.
Floyd | The air is thick with mosquitos and gnats.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a flat-faced rock here, protruding just above the surface of
Floyd | the pool.

Floyd |
Floyd | On the chokecherry bushes is a small bunch of berries.
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly
Floyd | stuff you're wearing.
Floyd |

Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by ten points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "yay"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get berries"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly
Floyd | stuff you're wearing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "x berries"
Floyd | The small black berries look quite inviting.
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly
Floyd | stuff you're wearing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea asks, "birds like berries, right?"
Lucea says (to floyd), "x pool"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "x rock"
Floyd | This rectangular rock is about a foot from the bank and is almost
Floyd | completely submerged in water. The top of the rock is almost perfectly

Floyd | flat and has a fine gritty texture.
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly
Floyd | stuff you're wearing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "perhaps. There might be a recipe for 'em. Chokeberry pie."
Lucea says (to floyd), "get on rock"
Floyd | You get onto the wet rock.
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly

Floyd | stuff you're wearing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says, "hm"
Lucea says, "what is the point of this rock"
djfletch says, "dunno"
DavidW asks, "hm. We're meant to use that rock somehow. But what?"
Lucea says (to floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a small bunch of berries

Floyd |   some balm (being worn)
Floyd |   a sprig of sage
Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots
Floyd |   a cork
Floyd |   a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |   a pitchfork

Floyd |   a tin (which is open)
Floyd |     some balm
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a pan
Floyd |     a square of gum base
Floyd |     a cube of sugar

Floyd |     two matches
Floyd |     a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a silver spoon
Floyd |     a lantern
Floyd |     a leather-bound book

Floyd |     a green note
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     some metallic flakes
Floyd |   a quarter-full bottle of whiskey
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly

Floyd | stuff you're wearing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "push rock"
Floyd | It is fixed in place.

Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly
Floyd | stuff you're wearing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "jump"
Floyd | You jump on the spot, fruitlessly.
Floyd | The balm has worn out.
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats start to eat you alive, forcing you to leave
Floyd | while you still can.

Floyd |
Floyd | Shady Path
Floyd | A well-traveled path from the west branches south and continues east
Floyd | here under the refreshing shade of the bordering oaks. The sloping
Floyd | path leading south appears somewhat muddy but the footing does not
Floyd | appear to be too difficult.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Beaver Dam
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "we could grind corn and make a very small amount of flour"
Lucea says, "damn it"
DavidW asks, "oh. We need flour?"
djfletch says, "don't know, just thinking a flat rock could be for grinding things on"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "grind corn"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "crush corn"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pound corn"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "wear balm"
Floyd | (some balm)
Floyd | You're already wearing that!
Floyd | The balm has worn out.
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats start to eat you alive, forcing you to leave

Floyd | while you still can.
Floyd |
Floyd | Shady Path
Floyd | A well-traveled path from the west branches south and continues east
Floyd | here under the refreshing shade of the bordering oaks. The sloping
Floyd | path leading south appears somewhat muddy but the footing does not

Floyd | appear to be too difficult.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "hm. Keep it in mind, I guess. Do we want to restore so we have all our balm back?"
Lucea says, "couldn't hurt"
DavidW says, "We don't know what the berries are for yet in any case."
djfletch says, "yeah, restore for now"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf15"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "I'll go and check that tree properly"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow
Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Clear Creek
Floyd | A briskly moving stream widens here and is shallow enough to cross

Floyd | without difficulty. Along one bank where the water slows to a crawl a
Floyd | deposit of black magnetite can be seen. The trail continues to the
Floyd | northeast and up a small ridge to the southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | The main trail turns from northeast to south here, traversing a small
Floyd | grassy ridge.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail

Floyd | It is difficult to discern the trail here due to the thick sagebrush.
Floyd | The vegetation does thin a bit to the southeast and southwest, and a
Floyd | clear path leads north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Trail
Floyd | The main trail surrenders here to thick brush and thicket making
Floyd | further progress impossible. A faded sign is nailed to a huge willow

Floyd | tree whose long narrow branches just touch the ground. You can pick up
Floyd | the main trail to the northwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x tree"
Floyd | The weeping willow tree is about 30 feet tall and has countless long,
Floyd | delicate, drooping branches. There is a faded sign nailed to the
Floyd | trunk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says (to floyd), "climb tree"
Floyd | I don't think much is to be achieved by that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x branches"
Floyd | The weeping willow tree is about 30 feet tall and has countless long,
Floyd | delicate, drooping branches. There is a faded sign nailed to the
Floyd | trunk.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says, "man, this game is huge... after finishing the phone conversation, I just spent half an hour reading the scrollback from when you first entered the town"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take branch"
Floyd | Willow trees don't give up that easily.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says, "30 feet of altitude would be achieved by that"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cut branch"
Floyd | What do you want to cut the weeping willow tree with?
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says, "but whatever"
DavidW says, "We could ask George about Dorn, I suppose."
Jacqueline says (to Limbo), "heh"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "search branches"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "look behind branches"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to look.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "or about Thad or John for that matter."
(from Lucea) GDorn says, "Really now."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "enter branches"
Floyd | That's not something you can enter.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "take sign"
Floyd | That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "look behind sign"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to look.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "look under sign"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "look under tree"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch asks, "things to do - get into jail, fix broken rail, get past rocks at hole in the wall, what else?"
djfletch says, "work out what this tree is for and what the flat rock is for"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "read sign"
Floyd | You can just make out the words "Dorn's Tree."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "also, wear the boots and go SW from the fork in the road"
DavidW asks, "Can we make the gum?"
DavidW says, "oh yeah, the boots"
djfletch says, "yeah, we probably do have all the stuff for the gum"
djfletch says, "let's try the boots first because it's easy"
Gerynar arrives, full of neither funk nor fun.
djfletch says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | It is difficult to discern the trail here due to the thick sagebrush.
Floyd | The vegetation does thin a bit to the southeast and southwest, and a
Floyd | clear path leads north.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail

Floyd | The main trail turns from northeast to south here, traversing a small
Floyd | grassy ridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Clear Creek
Floyd | A briskly moving stream widens here and is shallow enough to cross
Floyd | without difficulty. Along one bank where the water slows to a crawl a
Floyd | deposit of black magnetite can be seen. The trail continues to the
Floyd | northeast and up a small ridge to the southwest.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail

Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow
Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel

Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |

Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.

Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that
Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water

Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street

Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One
Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Unattended Trees

Floyd | The east-west trail here is lined by scraggly sycamore trees that look
Floyd | more dead than alive. Even the few birds' nests tucked away in the
Floyd | upper branches look poorly constructed and uninhabitable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "wear boots"
Floyd | One of the boots feels a bit more comfortable than the other. You put
Floyd | on the pair of old cowboy boots.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x boots"
Floyd | These boots have seen many a mile but have many a mile to go.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cactus Patch
Floyd | The path here follows the bottom of a deep ravine, but more notably,

Floyd | is thickly covered with long-needle cacti. To the south, the path
Floyd | widens at the base of a large hill. To the northeast, the path heads
Floyd | towards a grove of trees.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "That comfortable message was a hint about something."
Jacqueline says, "I was thinking just that;"
Jacqueline asks, "Is there something in that one boot?"
DavidW says, "Yes"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up

Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "remove boots"
Floyd | You take off the pair of old cowboy boots.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "look in boots"
Floyd | Something flutters out of the boot.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up

Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a soiled note here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get note"
Floyd | (the soiled note)
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "read it"
Floyd | The note is hardly legible, but you can make out:
Floyd |
Floyd | "If I have done kick the bucket, do the old man
Floyd | a favor. Play a song on the squeezebox once

Floyd | in a while for my ornery 'ol friend, and maybe
Floyd | give him something to eat now and then.
Floyd |
Floyd | (signed) Sheriff Laramie B. Dalton"
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "oho"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "wear boots"
Floyd | You put on the pair of old cowboy boots.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Jacqueline says, "That might prove useful."
DavidW says, "For T-J (the bird)."
djfletch asks, "do we have to find an accordion?"
DavidW says, "I think so."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cactus Patch
Floyd | The path here follows the bottom of a deep ravine, but more notably,
Floyd | is thickly covered with long-needle cacti. To the south, the path
Floyd | widens at the base of a large hill. To the northeast, the path heads

Floyd | towards a grove of trees.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |

Floyd | Outside Mine Entrance
Floyd | The north-south path widens at the base of a steep rocky hill where an
Floyd | apparently large mining operation once stood. Another trail heads off
Floyd | to the east. Narrow gauge tracks come down a small knoll to the wide
Floyd | entrance carved into the hill. The entrance has been boarded over with
Floyd | thick timber and bears the notice "KEEP OUT" in crudely painted red

Floyd | letters. There is sign at the top of the entrance.
Floyd |
Floyd | An ore car rests on the tracks at the top of the knoll. The car is
Floyd | tied by rope to a timber header at the end of the tracks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "x car"
Floyd | The black iron ore car stands about four feet tall and is showing
Floyd | numerous patches of rust.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch asks, "are these tracks joined to the other tracks?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x sign"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Theodore & Sons Mining Co."
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "no"
DavidW says, "I believe this is a maze, though."
Jacqueline says, "I'm not exactly surprised there's a maze."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Oil Patch
Floyd | The path winds through thick bramble to a secluded clearing. In the
Floyd | middle of the clearing is a tall wooden derrick. Various debris is
Floyd | scattered around the derrick, including a bent-up green and white

Floyd | sign.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea asks, "is it a maze we can careen through in a mine cart?"
Lucea says, "because that might be a good maze"
DavidW says, "I'm not sure."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x sign"
Floyd | "FUCE #12"
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "x derrick"
Floyd | The long-abandoned wooden derrick stands about two stories high and
Floyd | tapers to a narrow platform on the top. The majority of wooden slats
Floyd | that should line the sides are either broken or missing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "My notes aren't the best for this section."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "climb derrick"
Floyd |
Floyd | Just Off the Ground, On the Derrick

Floyd | You are standing on a slat on the south face of the derrick just a few
Floyd | feet off the ground. Inscribed in one of the support beams just off to
Floyd | your left is the following:
Floyd |
Floyd | "I go around in circles,
Floyd | But always straight ahead

Floyd | Never complain,
Floyd | No matter where I am led.
Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | The wooden slats above are too loose for safe climbing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | There is nothing there to stand on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | There is nothing there to stand on.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ooh, the derrick. I loved this."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x beams"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "climb derrick"
Floyd | The wooden slats above are too loose for safe climbing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "You thought pushing blobs on paint on a door was odd."
djfletch says, "it says we are on the south face which suggests we can be on different faces"
djfletch says, "probably need to solve the riddle first"
DavidW says, "yes. Solve the riddle."
djfletch says, "I'm gonna get the rest of the geography then come back"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Oil Patch
Floyd | The path winds through thick bramble to a secluded clearing. In the
Floyd | middle of the clearing is a tall wooden derrick. Various debris is
Floyd | scattered around the derrick, including a bent-up green and white
Floyd | sign.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Mine Entrance

Floyd | The north-south path widens at the base of a steep rocky hill where an
Floyd | apparently large mining operation once stood. Another trail heads off
Floyd | to the east. Narrow gauge tracks come down a small knoll to the wide
Floyd | entrance carved into the hill. The entrance has been boarded over with
Floyd | thick timber and bears the notice "KEEP OUT" in crudely painted red
Floyd | letters. There is sign at the top of the entrance.

Floyd |
Floyd | An ore car rests on the tracks at the top of the knoll. The car is
Floyd | tied by rope to a timber header at the end of the tracks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | The path quickly turns to the east, leading to...
Floyd |
Floyd | Oil Patch
Floyd | The path winds through thick bramble to a secluded clearing. In the

Floyd | middle of the clearing is a tall wooden derrick. Various debris is
Floyd | scattered around the derrick, including a bent-up green and white
Floyd | sign.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "bah"
Jacqueline asks, "A bullet?"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "climb derrick"
Floyd |
Floyd | Just Off the Ground, On the Derrick

Floyd | You are standing on a slat on the south face of the derrick just a few
Floyd | feet off the ground. Inscribed in one of the support beams just off to
Floyd | your left is the following:
Floyd |
Floyd | "I go around in circles,
Floyd | But always straight ahead

Floyd | Never complain,
Floyd | No matter where I am led.
Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Nola the Derrick Nymph appears and whispers in your ear "To answer the
Floyd | riddle, respond 'ANSWER whatever' or 'SAY whatever.'" In an instant,

Floyd | the little nymph disappears.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ha ha Derrick Nymph."
djfletch says, "zany"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "say clock"
Floyd | Your words are lost in the wind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Infocom's Sorcerer had hint nymphs like that."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "say wheel"
Floyd | The derrick shifts slightly and the timbers creak.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "now you can go up a bit more."
djfletch says, "really? I thought that was I wild guess."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | The structure seems to have stiffened up a bit, permitting further
Floyd | exploration.
Floyd |
Floyd | About Half Way Up, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are standing on a slat on the south face of the derrick halfway
Floyd | between the top and the base. Scrawled on one of the cross members is

Floyd | the following:
Floyd |
Floyd | "My life can be measured in hours,
Floyd | I serve by being devoured.
Floyd | Thin, I am quick
Floyd | Fat, I am slow

Floyd | Wind is my foe.
Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a nail (on which is a ship wheel) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Jacqueline says, "Oh, not bullet, then."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x wheel"
Floyd | The wooden ship wheel is about a foot in diameter and has six spokes
Floyd | between the outer rim and the inner hub. The inner hub has a carefully
Floyd | milled oval-shaped hole in the middle. There is a small brass plaque

Floyd | on one of the spokes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x plaque"
Floyd | The plaque reads:

Floyd |
Floyd | "Leroy Raft never left the sea,
Floyd | Ruined his ship finding Lorelee;
Floyd | Long was his journey, no bride his reward;
Floyd | Leroy Raft now lives in misery."
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get wheel"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch asks, "is that another riddle?"
Jacqueline says, "I believe so.;"
djfletch says, "I know the first one anyway"
DavidW says, "The plaque? Not quite a riddle there. It's something else."
djfletch says, "say candle"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "say candle"
Floyd | The derrick settles slightly and the timbers creak.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | The structure seems to have stiffened up a bit, permitting further
Floyd | exploration.

Floyd |
Floyd | Almost to the Top, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are just a few feet from the top of the derrick. One of the
Floyd | adjacent slats has the following painted on it:
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm Black, I'm Brown,

Floyd | Yellow and Clear;
Floyd | I'm often found
Floyd | Amongst the Gears.
Floyd |
Floyd | Found Above
Floyd | And in the Ground,

Floyd | I can ease a
Floyd | Grating Sound.
Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a candle here wedged between a couple of pieces of wood.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x candle"
Floyd | The candle is six inches long with a black curled wick.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "take it"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "say oil"
Floyd | The derrick shudders and the timbers creak.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | The structure seems to have stiffened up a bit, permitting further
Floyd | exploration.
Floyd |
Floyd | Platform, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are on a narrow platform at the very top of the oil derrick. The

Floyd | platform is spotted with a number of bird droppings. The view from
Floyd | here is mostly obstructed by trees, but you can make out the hill with
Floyd | the mine to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a rusted oil can here.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Lucea says, "hey maybe there's oil here"
Lucea says, "!"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get can"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x it"
Floyd | The rusted can has a long spout tapering to a narrow opening and seems

Floyd | to be half-full of oil.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "What do you call a piece of writing that's realistic, based on the real world, but not necessarily representative of an actual event. Like, you could write about the life cycles of fish, and that would be non-fiction, but what would it be if you wrote about the life cycle of one hypothetical fish, in a realistic, non-anthropomorphized way? Is that still non-fiction even though it's hypothetical?"
Jacqueline says, "ILAC totally."
Lucea says, "a tryst of fate"
Jacqueline says, "heehee"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "cf16"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch asks, "so, did we want oil for something?"
Lucea says, "the bag"
Lucea asks, "with the zipper?"
djfletch says, "we did that with soap"
DavidW says, "The bag was opened agas ago."
Lucea says, "oh"
Lucea says, "uh"
Lucea says, "never mind then"
Lucea says, "oil couldn't hurt though"
djfletch says, "maybe for the lantern, except now we have a candle"
DavidW says, "So this oil will be for something else."
Lucea says, "especially if they're making such a big deal about it"
djfletch says, "maybe the train tracks"
Limbo says, "maybe for the railroad sequence"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Almost to the Top, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are just a few feet from the top of the derrick. One of the
Floyd | adjacent slats has the following painted on it:
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm Black, I'm Brown,

Floyd | Yellow and Clear;
Floyd | I'm often found
Floyd | Amongst the Gears.
Floyd |
Floyd | Found Above
Floyd | And in the Ground,

Floyd | I can ease a
Floyd | Grating Sound.
Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | About Half Way Up, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are standing on a slat on the south face of the derrick halfway
Floyd | between the top and the base. Scrawled on one of the cross members is

Floyd | the following:
Floyd |
Floyd | "My life can be measured in hours,
Floyd | I serve by being devoured.
Floyd | Thin, I am quick
Floyd | Fat, I am slow

Floyd | Wind is my foe.
Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a nail here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Just Off the Ground, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are standing on a slat on the south face of the derrick just a few
Floyd | feet off the ground. Inscribed in one of the support beams just off to

Floyd | your left is the following:
Floyd |
Floyd | "I go around in circles,
Floyd | But always straight ahead
Floyd | Never complain,
Floyd | No matter where I am led.

Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | The structure seems to have stiffened up a bit, permitting further

Floyd | exploration.
Floyd |
Floyd | About Half Way Up, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are standing on a slat on the south face of the derrick halfway
Floyd | between the top and the base. Scrawled on one of the cross members is
Floyd | the following:

Floyd |
Floyd | "My life can be measured in hours,
Floyd | I serve by being devoured.
Floyd | Thin, I am quick
Floyd | Fat, I am slow
Floyd | Wind is my foe.

Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a nail here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get nail"
Floyd | The nail is firmly fixed into the wood.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "say candle"
Floyd | Your words are lost in the wind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Just Off the Ground, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are standing on a slat on the south face of the derrick just a few
Floyd | feet off the ground. Inscribed in one of the support beams just off to
Floyd | your left is the following:
Floyd |

Floyd | "I go around in circles,
Floyd | But always straight ahead
Floyd | Never complain,
Floyd | No matter where I am led.
Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Oil Patch
Floyd | The path winds through thick bramble to a secluded clearing. In the

Floyd | middle of the clearing is a tall wooden derrick. Various debris is
Floyd | scattered around the derrick, including a bent-up green and white
Floyd | sign.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "search debris"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says (to floyd), "x sign"
Floyd | "FUCE #12"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a ship wheel
Floyd |   a soiled note
Floyd |   a sprig of sage

Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a cork
Floyd |   a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)
Floyd |     two portions of balm

Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a pan
Floyd |     a square of gum base
Floyd |     a cube of sugar
Floyd |     two matches
Floyd |     a couple kernels of corn

Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a silver spoon
Floyd |     a lantern
Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a green note
Floyd |     a shovel

Floyd |     some metallic flakes
Floyd |   a quarter-full bottle of whiskey
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "whoa"
djfletch says, "we can try making the gum, or try getting into the mine"
djfletch asks, "also, what is this wheel all about?"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x wheel"
Floyd | The wooden ship wheel is about a foot in diameter and has six spokes
Floyd | between the outer rim and the inner hub. The inner hub has a carefully

Floyd | milled oval-shaped hole in the middle. There is a small brass plaque
Floyd | on one of the spokes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Or asking George a few more questions."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x plaque"
Floyd | The plaque reads:
Floyd |
Floyd | "Leroy Raft never left the sea,
Floyd | Ruined his ship finding Lorelee;

Floyd | Long was his journey, no bride his reward;
Floyd | Leroy Raft now lives in misery."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think... you put the wheel somewhere and follow the plaque's instructions."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "read book"
Floyd | The one remaining page looks like a recipe:
Floyd |
Floyd | "QuickDraw McGraw"
Floyd | 1 square gum base

Floyd | 1 sprig sage
Floyd | 1 cube sugar
Floyd |
Floyd | Mix together with silver spoon in iron vessel with pinch of Tryst.
Floyd | Effects are temporary and may vary widely when used with alcohol.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get pan"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "Probably want to make sure only gum ingredients are in the cauldron when you make it."
djfletch says, "I was thinking the pan"
djfletch asks, "which one is iron?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x pan"
Floyd | The pan is about 16 inches in diameter and 3 inches deep. The walls of
Floyd | the pan slope gently inward to produce a 10-inch bottom base. The
Floyd | surface of the pan is entirely rusted.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x cauldron"
Floyd | The cauldron is made of cast iron and is small enough to be carried on
Floyd | those long journeys across the open plains.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says, "yeah, looks better"
DavidW says, "Cauldron. We got it from the gum maker. And the tryst might not be takeable anyway."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get all from cauldron"
Floyd | square of gum base: Removed.
Floyd | cube of sugar: Removed.

Floyd | match: Removed.
Floyd | match: You're carrying too many things already.
Floyd | couple kernels of corn: You're carrying too many things already.
Floyd | crumpled note: You're carrying too many things already.
Floyd | silver spoon: You're carrying too many things already.
Floyd | lantern: You're carrying too many things already.

Floyd | leather-bound book: You're carrying too many things already.
Floyd | green note: You're carrying too many things already.
Floyd | shovel: You're carrying too many things already.
Floyd | some metallic flakes: You're carrying too many things already.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "drop all"
Floyd | match: Dropped.
Floyd | cube of sugar: Dropped.
Floyd | square of gum base: Dropped.
Floyd | pan: Dropped.

Floyd | rusted oil can: Dropped.
Floyd | candle: Dropped.
Floyd | ship wheel: Dropped.
Floyd | soiled note: Dropped.
Floyd | sprig of sage: Dropped.
Floyd | cork: Dropped.

Floyd | piece of gauzy cloth: Dropped.
Floyd | pitchfork: Dropped.
Floyd | tin: Dropped.
Floyd | cauldron: Dropped.
Floyd | quarter-full bottle of whiskey: Dropped.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get all from cauldron"
Floyd | match: Removed.
Floyd | couple kernels of corn: Removed.
Floyd | crumpled note: Removed.

Floyd | silver spoon: Removed.
Floyd | lantern: Removed.
Floyd | leather-bound book: Removed.
Floyd | green note: Removed.
Floyd | shovel: Removed.
Floyd | some metallic flakes: Removed.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "put gum base in cauldron"
Floyd | You need to be holding the square of gum base before you can put it
Floyd | into something else.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get gum base"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "put gum base in cauldron"
Floyd | You put the square of gum base into the cauldron.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "get sugar"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "put it in cauldron"
Floyd | You put the cube of sugar into the cauldron.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get sage"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "put it in cauldron"
Floyd | You put the sprig of sage into the cauldron.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get tryst"
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "put it in cauldron"
Floyd | You put some metallic flakes into the cauldron.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "mix cauldron"
Floyd | What do you want to mix the cauldron with?
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "spoon"
Floyd | The mixture is difficult to stir at first. But soon, the ingredients
Floyd | turn into a viscous mass and the stirring becomes much easier. The
Floyd | cauldron starts to get hot and the mixture starts to bubble. Wisps of

Floyd | orange smoke are released periodically leaving a sweet aroma in the
Floyd | air. The cauldron then begins to shake violently and the orange smoke
Floyd | changes to billowing thick ash gray, totally obscuring sight of the
Floyd | cauldron. Then, the cauldron cools and the smoke clears revealing a
Floyd | small, perfectly spherical orange gumball in the bottom.
Floyd |

Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by ten points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "cf17"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says, "excellent"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd | You have so far scored 140 out of a possible 350, in 790 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of Trail Duster.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "w00"
Jacqueline says, "Almost, like, not even half-way."
Jacqueline says, "Rock on."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x gumball"
Floyd | The orange gumball looks more like a marble than a confection.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "(Srsly though, very cool.)"
Ellison says, "ha ha"
DavidW asks, "so, pick up all our stuff, get to the saloon? Or do we need to be in the saloon? Will the flashback only happen there?"
Ellison says, "I thought people usually spoon after scoring"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Oil Patch
Floyd | The path winds through thick bramble to a secluded clearing. In the

Floyd | middle of the clearing is a tall wooden derrick. Various debris is
Floyd | scattered around the derrick, including a bent-up green and white
Floyd | sign.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a quarter-full bottle of whiskey, a cauldron (in which is
Floyd | an orange gumball), a tin (in which are two portions of balm), a

Floyd | pitchfork, a piece of gauzy cloth, a cork, a soiled note, a ship
Floyd | wheel, a candle, a rusted oil can, a pan (which is empty) and a match
Floyd | here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd | quarter-full bottle of whiskey: Taken.
Floyd | cauldron: Taken.
Floyd | tin: Taken.
Floyd | pitchfork: Taken.

Floyd | piece of gauzy cloth: Taken.
Floyd | cork: Taken.
Floyd | soiled note: Taken.
Floyd | ship wheel: You're carrying too many things already.
Floyd | candle: You're carrying too many things already.
Floyd | rusted oil can: You're carrying too many things already.

Floyd | pan: You're carrying too many things already.
Floyd | match: You're carrying too many things already.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "put all in cauldron"
Floyd | soiled note: Done.
Floyd | cork: Done.
Floyd | piece of gauzy cloth: Done.
Floyd | pitchfork: Done.
Floyd | tin: Done.
Floyd | quarter-full bottle of whiskey: Done.

Floyd | shovel: Done.
Floyd | green note: Done.
Floyd | leather-bound book: Done.
Floyd | lantern: Done.
Floyd | silver spoon: Done.
Floyd | crumpled note: Done.

Floyd | couple kernels of corn: Done.
Floyd | match: Done.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd | ship wheel: Taken.
Floyd | candle: Taken.
Floyd | rusted oil can: Taken.
Floyd | pan: Taken.
Floyd | match: Taken.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Oil Patch
Floyd | The path winds through thick bramble to a secluded clearing. In the

Floyd | middle of the clearing is a tall wooden derrick. Various debris is
Floyd | scattered around the derrick, including a bent-up green and white
Floyd | sign.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Mine Entrance
Floyd | The north-south path widens at the base of a steep rocky hill where an
Floyd | apparently large mining operation once stood. Another trail heads off

Floyd | to the east. Narrow gauge tracks come down a small knoll to the wide
Floyd | entrance carved into the hill. The entrance has been boarded over with
Floyd | thick timber and bears the notice "KEEP OUT" in crudely painted red
Floyd | letters. There is sign at the top of the entrance.
Floyd |
Floyd | An ore car rests on the tracks at the top of the knoll. The car is

Floyd | tied by rope to a timber header at the end of the tracks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "taste whisky"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get whisky"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Ellison), "hehe"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:

Floyd |   a match
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a ship wheel
Floyd |   a cauldron

Floyd |     a match
Floyd |     a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a silver spoon
Floyd |     a lantern
Floyd |     a leather-bound book

Floyd |     a green note
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a quarter-full bottle of whiskey
Floyd |     a tin (which is open)
Floyd |       two portions of balm
Floyd |     a pitchfork

Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a cork
Floyd |     a soiled note
Floyd |     an orange gumball
Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots (being worn)
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get whiskey"
Floyd | That seems to be a part of the quarter-full bottle of whiskey.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "taste whiskey"
Floyd | Did you ever notice it's easier to drink from a bottle when you're
Floyd | holding it?
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "get bottle"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "taste whiskey"
Floyd | Your head starts to spin...
Floyd |
Floyd | Saloon
Floyd | The ol' saloon is hoppin' tonight! Dance girls (ahem) swarm the dusty

Floyd | patrons, encouraging them to drink and gamble amongst other
Floyd | indiscretions. Above all the whoopin' 'n hollerin', you can just make
Floyd | out the tinny ragtime of an unseen brass-tack piano. The barkeep is
Floyd | shoveling out drinks to the bar at a furious pace while one of the
Floyd | other hired help polishes the wall-length mirror. Swinging doors lead
Floyd | back to the street to the north.

Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a table here.
Floyd |
Floyd | John Bro calls for one of the dance hall girls and whispers something
Floyd | in her ear. The girl blushes and walks away giggling.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "whiskey. But the gumball would have to be eaten first, no?"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Outside Mine Entrance
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "good point"
DavidW says, "We don't have our inventory afterwards."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "eat orange gumball"
Floyd | (first taking the orange gumball)
Floyd | The gum isn't as sweet and flavorful as one might have hoped, but, all
Floyd | in all, it's a good chew. The flavor does not last very long and, in
Floyd | fact, the gum itself doesn't last very long. In an instant, the gum
Floyd | dissolves leaving nothing but a sagey taste in your mouth.
Floyd | Nonetheless, you are feeling a bit perkier and your fingers are

Floyd | starting to twitch.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "taste whiskey"
Floyd | Your head starts to spin...

Floyd |
Floyd | Saloon
Floyd | The ol' saloon is hoppin' tonight! Dance girls (ahem) swarm the dusty
DavidW says, "okay, be quick."
Floyd | patrons, encouraging them to drink and gamble amongst other

Floyd | indiscretions. Above all the whoopin' 'n hollerin', you can just make
Floyd | out the tinny ragtime of an unseen brass-tack piano. The barkeep is
Floyd | shoveling out drinks to the bar at a furious pace while one of the
Floyd | other hired help polishes the wall-length mirror. Swinging doors lead
Floyd | back to the street to the north.
Floyd |

Floyd | You can see a table here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ask john for gun"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ask john for gun"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "or about gun?"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ask john about gun"
Floyd | "Here, you might be needin' this," whispers John Bro as he places a
Floyd | small gun in the palm of your hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | The bartender pulls out a small flask and takes a swig when no one is
Floyd | looking.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "north"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | A big burly man bursts through the swinging doors and yells, "What the
Floyd | hell ya think yer doin' missy sittin' at mah table? Hey barkeep, I

Floyd | should shoot yer ears off for lettin' this wench clutter up mah place
Floyd | here!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Saloon
Floyd | The ol' saloon is quieter than a church. Patrons and dance girls line
Floyd | the walls to avoid being in the line of fire. The barkeep is huddled

Floyd | behind the bar occasionally peeking out to view the situation. The
Floyd | rest of the hired help is nowhere to be seen.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Black Thad McGee and a table here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "shoot thad"
Floyd | You close your eyes and let out a shot in the direction of Black Thad
Floyd | McGee. The shot veers left, hitting his right-hand pistol and knocking
Floyd | it to the floor. The bullet ricochets off the pistol and hits the
Floyd | wall-length mirror dead center. The whole mirror gives way, crashing

Floyd | to the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Black Thad shouts, "What ya did that for?!" holding his right thumb in
Floyd | obvious pain. Your victory, however, is somewhat short-lived as one of
Floyd | the dance hall girls grabs the whiskey bottle and shatters it against
Floyd | your head. As your consciousness starts to fade while you're staring

Floyd | point blank at the floor, you surmise that the woman just might have
Floyd | been Black Thad McGee's girlfriend.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Saloon
Floyd | This old beer hall served its last cold one many summers past. The

Floyd | rosewood bar stretches from wall to wall and, unsurprisingly, only a
Floyd | few shards remain of the once wall-length mirror in back of the bar.
Floyd | In place of the mirror, there is a narrow doorway heading east. The
Floyd | brass foot rail at the base of the bar is worn flat on the top from
Floyd | the countless patrons whose hard-earned wages were quickly converted
Floyd | into good times and song. Swinging doors lead back to the street to

Floyd | the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see shards of glass, a pair of old cowboy boots, a cauldron
Floyd | (in which are a match, a couple kernels of corn, a crumpled note, a
Floyd | silver spoon, a lantern, a leather-bound book, a green note, a shovel,
Floyd | a tin (in which are two portions of balm), a pitchfork, a piece of

Floyd | gauzy cloth and a soiled note), a ship wheel, a candle, a rusted oil
Floyd | can, a pan (which is empty), a match, a table, a slot machine and a
Floyd | tray (which is empty) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You stand up, apparently none the worse for wear.
Floyd |

Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by ten points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "woohoo"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x bar"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea asks, "wait, so we got shot. but we scored points?"
DavidW says, "We got clunked, not shot."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Storage Room
Floyd | This area was probably used as a storage area for the bar prior to the
Floyd | acquisition of the huge mirror. The rest of the saloon lies to the

Floyd | west.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a dull knife here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Thad lost a thumb. And somehow, we ported all the way to the Saloon."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "take knife"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says, "aha"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x knife"
Floyd | The knife is about eight inches long with a steel blade and wooden
Floyd | handle. The knife is almost too dull to cut water.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "We need a knife sharpener?"
djfletch exclaims, "the flat rock!"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Saloon
Floyd | This old beer hall served its last cold one many summers past. The
Floyd | rosewood bar stretches from wall to wall and, unsurprisingly, only a
Floyd | few shards remain of the once wall-length mirror in back of the bar.
Floyd | In place of the mirror, there is a narrow doorway heading east. The

Floyd | brass foot rail at the base of the bar is worn flat on the top from
Floyd | the countless patrons whose hard-earned wages were quickly converted
Floyd | into good times and song. Swinging doors lead back to the street to
Floyd | the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see shards of glass, a pair of old cowboy boots, a cauldron

Floyd | (in which are a match, a couple kernels of corn, a crumpled note, a
Floyd | silver spoon, a lantern, a leather-bound book, a green note, a shovel,
Floyd | a tin (in which are two portions of balm), a pitchfork, a piece of
Floyd | gauzy cloth and a soiled note), a ship wheel, a candle, a rusted oil
Floyd | can, a pan (which is empty), a match, a table, a slot machine and a
Floyd | tray (which is empty) here.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, perhaps."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd | shards of glass: The shards are too small to be handled safely.

Floyd | pair of old cowboy boots: Taken.
Floyd | cauldron: Taken.
Floyd | ship wheel: Taken.
Floyd | candle: Taken.
Floyd | rusted oil can: Taken.
Floyd | pan: Taken.

Floyd | match: Taken.
Floyd | table: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | slot machine: That's fixed in place.
Floyd | tray: That's fixed in place.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water

Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "So the mirror hid another room?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |

Floyd | Bank
Floyd | Abandoned teller windows line the west wall of this former financial
Floyd | hub of the Deadeye community. Not unlike everything else in town, it
Floyd | too has fallen into disrepair. To the north you can make out an open
Floyd | vault and to the south lies Main Street.
Floyd |

Floyd | There is a hole in one of the floorboards.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x hole"
Floyd | The hole was obviously formed when one of the knots in the floorboard

Floyd | gave way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. Wonder how to get that whatever is glinting."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "search hole"
Floyd | If you hold your head just right, you can just catch a glimpse of
Floyd | something shining in the hole.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a match
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a ship wheel

Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match
Floyd |     a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a silver spoon
Floyd |     a lantern

Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a green note
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a tin (which is open)
Floyd |       two portions of balm
Floyd |     a pitchfork

Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a soiled note
Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots
Floyd |   a dull knife
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "pry floorboard with knife"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pry hole with knife"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trying to pry the hole is futile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x floorboard"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "put knife in hole"
Floyd | The hole is too small for that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "so we can't attack the floor directly. We must deal with the hole."
jenrexrode says, "oh, hm" djfletch says, "unless there is a tunnel under here from somewhere"
DavidW says, "hm. Unlikely, but possible, I guess."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "put candle in hole"
Floyd | The hole is too small for that.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x shiny"
Floyd | This tarnished old spoon is adorned with decorative scrolls on the
Floyd | handle and, although slightly bent, appears quite useable.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x glint"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I thought we were going to try to fish it out somehow."
djfletch says, "there was the magnetite, but we couldn't get any with the shovel or the fork"
Jacqueline asks, "Chewed gum on a stick?"
Limbo says, "maybe we can get a pickaxe from the mine"
Lucea says, "magnetite seems like the best bet, yeah"
DavidW says, "I don't know what the solution is to this."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "put pitchfork in hole"
Floyd | You need to be holding the pitchfork before you can put it into

Floyd | something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "hold pitchfork"
Floyd | Taken.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "put pitchfork in hole"
Floyd | The hole is too small for that.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "put finger in hole"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says, "heh" DavidW says, "My notes say the corn can fit in the hole, but there's a ? as if I'm not sure that's useful or not."
Lucea says, "cornhole!"
DavidW says, "Maybe the corn will grow a plant and the thing will be pushed out on a stalk? I dunno."
DavidW says, "Can undo after if it looses the corn."
djfletch says, "go for it"
DavidW says, "er loses"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put corn in hole"
Floyd | You need to be holding the couple kernels of corn before you can put

Floyd | it into something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take corn"
Floyd | Taken.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x corn"
Floyd | The corn kernels are dry and hard as a rock.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put corn in hole"
Floyd | The corn kernels disappear down the hole.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says, "ohno"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Bank
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Ellison says, "#beavis heh heh cornhole"
DavidW asks, "Maybe corn + water?"
djfletch says, "could be"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "feel hole"
Floyd | You feel nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Can we carry water in anything?"
djfletch says, "can't remember if it let us fill the pan, or only pan for gold with it"
Lucea asks, "Oilcan?"
DavidW says, "The oilcan is for oil."
Limbo says, "maybe the pan; otherwise, we could soak the cloth again"
Lucea asks, "but is it just for oil?"
djfletch says, "to the creek"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Vault

Floyd | This red brick enclosure has been picked clean of its valuables,
Floyd | bringing to mind the adage "A Day Late, and a Dollar Short." A large
Floyd | wooden table dominates the center of the room supporting some type of
Floyd | mechanical contraption. The rest of the bank lies to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bank
Floyd | Abandoned teller windows line the west wall of this former financial
Floyd | hub of the Deadeye community. Not unlike everything else in town, it

Floyd | too has fallen into disrepair. To the north you can make out an open
Floyd | vault and to the south lies Main Street.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a hole in one of the floorboards.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water

Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "well, if worse comes to worse, we can use the cauldron."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |

Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that
Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road

Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |

Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel
Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail

Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow
Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Clear Creek
Floyd | A briskly moving stream widens here and is shallow enough to cross
Floyd | without difficulty. Along one bank where the water slows to a crawl a

Floyd | deposit of black magnetite can be seen. The trail continues to the
Floyd | northeast and up a small ridge to the southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Sorry, stepped away - did we get the shiny thing?"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "fill pan"
Floyd | But there's no water here to carry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "put water in pan"
Floyd | You need to be holding the water before you can put it into something
Floyd | else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "put pan in water"
Floyd | The pan is now filled with gravel, sand, and water, making up a brown
Floyd | slurry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "shake pan"
Floyd | Using your best gold panning technique, you swish the wet slurry
Floyd | around, discarding the lighter materials in the process. You are
Floyd | quickly disappointed to find nothing left in the pan.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put cauldron in water"
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "fill cauldron"
Floyd | But there's no water here to carry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put water in cauldron"
Floyd | You need to be holding the water before you can put it into something
Floyd | else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a match

Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a ship wheel
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match

Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a silver spoon
Floyd |     a lantern
Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a green note
Floyd |     a shovel

Floyd |     a tin (which is open)
Floyd |       two portions of balm
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a soiled note
Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots
Floyd |   a dull knife

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Jacq), "no, we're trying out a cunning plan where we grow a plant in the hole"
Jacqueline says, "Huh. Okay."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put tin in water"
Floyd | You need to be holding the tin before you can put it into something
Floyd | else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take tin"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put tin in water"
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put water in tin"
Floyd | You need to be holding the water before you can put it into something

Floyd | else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "scoop water"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "drink water"
Floyd | The cool water really hits the spot!
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. We can't seem to take water."
Limbo says (to Floyd), "put pan in water"
Floyd | The pan is now filled with gravel, sand, and water, making up a brown
Floyd | slurry.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put bottle in water"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x pan"
Floyd | The pan is about 16 inches in diameter and 3 inches deep. The walls of
Floyd | the pan slope gently inward to produce a 10-inch bottom base. The
Floyd | surface of the pan is entirely rusted.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "oh well"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "put cloth in water"
Floyd | The cloth is now soaked with water.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "unless the corn is magic and doesn't need water."
DavidW says, "only time."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "squeeze cloth"
Floyd | You achieve nothing by this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "wring cloth"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "shake cloth"
Floyd | Results of such an activity are not as productive as you might have

Floyd | hoped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "(just a wild guess)"
DavidW says, "well, we could try sharpening the knife on the flat rock. Also, try eating the berries."
DavidW asks, "Can we eat the corn?"
djfletch says, "the bird ate it before, don't know if we tried ourselves"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "eat corn"
Floyd | You eat the couple kernels of corn. Not bad.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Clear Creek
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says, "I think we might need them for the bird"
DavidW says, "yeah, probably."
Gerynar says "bloop" and shrinks down into a little dot, then winks out...just like those old-fashioned B&w televisions.
Gerynar has disconnected. Limbo says, "the note in the sheriff's boot said something like that"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x soiled note"
Floyd | The note is hardly legible, but you can make out:
Floyd |

Floyd | "If I have done kick the bucket, do the old man
Floyd | a favor. Play a song on the squeezebox once
Floyd | in a while for my ornery 'ol friend, and maybe
Floyd | give him something to eat now and then.
Floyd |
Floyd | (signed) Sheriff Laramie B. Dalton"

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "(not specifically mentioning the bird)"
DavidW asks, "Still, does anything else fit in the hole? Would a sugar cube fit?"
Ellison goes back to Squeamhurst..
Lucea says (to floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)
Floyd |     two portions of balm
Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   a pitchfork

Floyd |   a match
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |     some brown slurry
Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a ship wheel

Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match
Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a silver spoon
Floyd |     a lantern
Floyd |     a leather-bound book

Floyd |     a green note
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a soiled note
Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots
Floyd |   a dull knife

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says, "maybe we need to poke around some more"
Limbo says, "do we have any way to get into the jail? The sheriff's "squeezebox" might be there"
djfletch says, "haven't looked at that for a while - it was a locked door, I think"
DavidW says, "Well, the jail is locked. And George has a key for *something*."
djfletch says, "oh yes, so he did"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x slurry"
Floyd | The gravel, sand, and water make up a dark brown slurry.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We could ask him about the sherrif/sheriff, or the jail, or other new topics."
DavidW asks, "Do you want to put the slurry in the hole?"
Lucea says, "tsd"
Lucea says, "so very much"
DavidW says, "ha ha"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail

Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow
Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel

Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |

Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.

Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that
Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water

Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bank

Floyd | Abandoned teller windows line the west wall of this former financial
Floyd | hub of the Deadeye community. Not unlike everything else in town, it
Floyd | too has fallen into disrepair. To the north you can make out an open
Floyd | vault and to the south lies Main Street.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a hole in one of the floorboards.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "cf18"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "put corn in hole"
Floyd | The corn kernels disappear down the hole.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "put slurry in hole"
Floyd | You need to be holding some brown slurry before you can put it into
Floyd | something else.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "pour slurry in hole"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x pan"
Floyd | The pan is about 16 inches in diameter and 3 inches deep. The walls of
Floyd | the pan slope gently inward to produce a 10-inch bottom base. The
Floyd | surface of the pan is entirely rusted.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)

Floyd |     two portions of balm
Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a match
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |     some brown slurry
Floyd |   a rusted oil can

Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a ship wheel
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match
Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a silver spoon

Floyd |     a lantern
Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a green note
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a soiled note

Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots
Floyd |   a dull knife
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take slurry"
Floyd | Playing with the slurry provides several minutes of entertainment, but
Floyd | not much else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "pour slurry"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "taste slurry"
Floyd | You taste nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "empty pan on hole"
Floyd | You discard the slurry so as not to make a mess.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Bank
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "We need the corn back, no?"
Lucea says, "I'd imagine so"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "cf18"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Can we try tasting a sugar cube?"
djfletch asks, "they were in the general store, weren't they?"
DavidW says, "yes"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street

Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank

Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One
Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it

Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | General Store
Floyd | The musty smell of rotting wood greets your arrival at this rather
Floyd | dark dry goods store. An empty wood and glass counter parallel to the
Floyd | east wall displays mere remnants of the grains, sugar, fruit, and
Floyd | candy once plentiful in each of the adjacent bins. The shelves behind

Floyd | the counter are now only a repository for dust and a framework for
Floyd | countless cobwebs. The wooden floorboards, once sanded and polished,
Floyd | are now buckled and decrepit. A pair of broken doors leads out to the
Floyd | south and an open screen door leads to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the floorboards squeaks when you step on it.

Floyd |
Floyd | On the shelves are a stack of gum base and a box (which is closed).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get sugar"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | You open the box, revealing a dozen or so sugar cubes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take sugar"
Floyd | You take one of the cubes from the box.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "eat it"
Floyd | (first taking the dozen or so sugar cubes)
Floyd | "Waste not, want not."

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x box"
Floyd | The box is adorned with a drawing of a cute redhead and the printing
Floyd | "Mon Cheri's Tea Sugar."

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x sugar"
Floyd | (the dozen or so sugar cubes)
Floyd | The cubes are pure white in color and neatly arranged in the box.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "taste sugar"
Floyd | (the dozen or so sugar cubes)
Floyd | You taste nothing unexpected.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | General Store
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "eat sugar"
Floyd | (the cube of sugar)
Floyd | The sugar quickly dissolves in your mouth leaving a sweet aftertaste.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)

Floyd |     two portions of balm
Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a match
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |     some brown slurry

Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a ship wheel
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match
Floyd |     a crumpled note

Floyd |     a silver spoon
Floyd |     a lantern
Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a green note
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth

Floyd |     a soiled note
Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots
Floyd |   a dull knife
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take cube"
Floyd | You take one of the cubes from the box.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says, "maybe the cubes will fit"
DavidW says, "Maybe the bird likes sugar."
Lucea says, "or that"
Lucea says, "we know the bird likes corn"
DavidW says, "also, we should try that sharpen the knife on the rock idea."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | General Store
Floyd | The musty smell of rotting wood greets your arrival at this rather
Floyd | dark dry goods store. An empty wood and glass counter parallel to the
Floyd | east wall displays mere remnants of the grains, sugar, fruit, and

Floyd | candy once plentiful in each of the adjacent bins. The shelves behind
Floyd | the counter are now only a repository for dust and a framework for
Floyd | countless cobwebs. The wooden floorboards, once sanded and polished,
Floyd | are now buckled and decrepit. A pair of broken doors leads out to the
Floyd | south and an open screen door leads to the west.
Floyd |

Floyd | One of the floorboards squeaks when you step on it.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the shelves are a stack of gum base and a box (in which is a dozen
Floyd | or so sugar cubes).
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Lucea says, "ooh"
Lucea says, "excellent"
DavidW asks, "what?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Garden
Floyd | This small fenced-in area was once a garden, probably for the private
Floyd | use of the store's proprietor. Weeds now blanket the dark soil where
Floyd | once beans, carrots, potatoes, and the like thrived in the hot summer.
Floyd | In one corner of the garden, however, a single corn stalk has made its

Floyd | way skyward supported by the fence. A screen door to the east leads
Floyd | back into the store.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x corn stalk"
Floyd | The corn stalk is dried to a crisp from the lack of water and there
Floyd | isn't a single ear left.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh. hm."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "put slurry on stalk"
Floyd | You need to be holding some brown slurry before you can put it on top
Floyd | of something else.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "empty slurry on stalk"
Floyd | some brown slurry can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We can't put slurry anywhere."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "dig garden"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "dig ground"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "water plant"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "dig dirt"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | General Store
Floyd | The musty smell of rotting wood greets your arrival at this rather
Floyd | dark dry goods store. An empty wood and glass counter parallel to the
Floyd | east wall displays mere remnants of the grains, sugar, fruit, and
Floyd | candy once plentiful in each of the adjacent bins. The shelves behind

Floyd | the counter are now only a repository for dust and a framework for
Floyd | countless cobwebs. The wooden floorboards, once sanded and polished,
Floyd | are now buckled and decrepit. A pair of broken doors leads out to the
Floyd | south and an open screen door leads to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the floorboards squeaks when you step on it.

Floyd |
Floyd | On the shelves are a stack of gum base and a box (in which is a dozen
Floyd | or so sugar cubes).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | A pair of broken doors leads out to the south and an open screen door
Floyd | leads to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One

Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says, "let's go and talk to George"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Unattended Trees
Floyd | The east-west trail here is lined by scraggly sycamore trees that look

Floyd | more dead than alive. Even the few birds' nests tucked away in the
Floyd | upper branches look poorly constructed and uninhabitable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bottom of Crow Hill
Floyd | A rather tall hill sprouts out of the landscape here, casting a deep
Floyd | shadow to the east. A well-traveled path leads up the hill to the

Floyd | northeast and a grassy trail leads off to the southeast. There is a
Floyd | sign lying in the dirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Top of Crow Hill
Floyd | The whole valley is revealed to you as you approach the summit. To the
Floyd | east, you see the largely decaying town of Deadeye Gulch, and just
Floyd | further, the small knoll known as Boot Hill. To the south, the dusty
Floyd | valley floor unfolds, divided by a small tree-lined creek. Large snowy

Floyd | mountains abut the hill to the north while endless badlands reach out
Floyd | seemingly forever to the west. The main trail continues around the
Floyd | hill to the west and down to the southwest, whereas a faint side trail
Floyd | heads towards the crest to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Burned Down Shack
Floyd | Wisps of steam rise off of the charred timbers of what was once a
Floyd | fair-sized building. Small flames flare up occasionally producing a

Floyd | deep crackling sound. Paper-thin pieces of ash float hither and yon.
Floyd | An odd-shaped sign lies on the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | George is here staring at the charred remains of his gum factory.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a brass key hanging on George's belt.

Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a burned sketch here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ask george for key"
Floyd | The little gnome has better things to do.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ask george about dorn"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about key"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about jail"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x plaque"
Floyd | The plaque reads:
Floyd |
Floyd | "Leroy Raft never left the sea,

Floyd | Ruined his ship finding Lorelee;
Floyd | Long was his journey, no bride his reward;
Floyd | Leroy Raft now lives in misery."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about thad"
Floyd | "Deadeye use to be a nice place to live. Lots of good people from all
Floyd | 'round came to live here. Heck, ya could leave yer horse on the street
Floyd | fer a week and nobody'd mess with it."
Floyd |

Floyd | "One day back a spell, Black Thad started to hang out 'bout town. He
Floyd | were more a pain in the neck than anything. He didn't bother folks
Floyd | much at first. Oh sure, he'd shoot up the place and pick a fight at
Floyd | the drop of a hat, but he didn't hurt folks too much."
Floyd |
Floyd | "'Tweren't long after the Spring rains when Black Thad picked, of all

Floyd | things, a fight with a goshdarn woman at the saloon. Heck, ya know,
Floyd | Thad was just havin' some fun and the gal shot his thumb off. Now I'll
Floyd | tell ya, Thad was mean before, but thar weren't no puttin' up with him
Floyd | after he gone and lost his thumb to a woman. He started shootin',
Floyd | killin', robbin' and gettin' real nasty. When folks started to call
Floyd | him 'Thumbless Thad' he took it real personal and tried to burn down

Floyd | the whole damn town."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well, as if things' tweren't bad enough, he even shot the sheriff and
Floyd | made us bury him without his boots. Well, that was the last straw and
Floyd | folks 'round here just headed out of town. Moved to HerringVille, most
Floyd | of 'em. The few folks that did stay to tend the mine and the oil well

Floyd | were driven out by the Biscuit Brothers and the like who grew quite
Floyd | partial to a town without a sheriff. Soon the whole town just went to
Floyd | the ghosts and if 'twerent fer me, I reckon there'd be nothin' left.
Floyd | Now without ma place and horse, I be thinkin' I best be wanderin' up
Floyd | to HerringVille."
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about herringville"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about sheriff"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "oh no, we have changed the future"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about mine"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says, "or the present or something"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about oil well"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "The present."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ask george about leroy"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW asks, "Did we try going to HerringVille?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george about raft"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george about squeezebox"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "not sure if we actually tried - there was a sign saying badlands 20 miles etc"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george about bird"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "ask george about laramie"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Don't think so."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george about corn"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "give whiskey to george"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about bank"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "it might be Red HerringVille"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "give bottle to george"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)
Floyd |     two portions of balm
Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn

Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a match
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |     some brown slurry
Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle

Floyd |   a ship wheel
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match
Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a silver spoon
Floyd |     a lantern

Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a green note
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a soiled note
Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots

Floyd |   a dull knife
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "The whiskey bottle got broken over our head."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george about sherrif"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "oh, right"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george about sheriff"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get key"
Floyd | "What the hell do ya think yer doin' missy! Keeps yer hands away from
Floyd | me!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "I don't know what George wants"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about dehlila"
Floyd | "Prettiest damn woman I ever set eyes on. Ran off into the hills a few
Floyd | years back. Don't really know what became of her. She could do stuff
Floyd | with the Tryst that I never saw done before. Hell, some folks made her
Floyd | to be a witch. She never hurt nobody."

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about magic"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about beetlebaum"
Floyd | "Ain't worth spit, but he's 'bout all I got now if I could get him
Floyd | back."
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think he wants his brother back"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about biscuit brothers"
Floyd | "Just dime store thieves. Shoot ya dead in a minute, ya hear! Keep yer
Floyd | distance from Frank. Since he found his way above, he ain't the same."

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Burned Down Shack

Floyd | Wisps of steam rise off of the charred timbers of what was once a
Floyd | fair-sized building. Small flames flare up occasionally producing a
Floyd | deep crackling sound. Paper-thin pieces of ash float hither and yon.
Floyd | An odd-shaped sign lies on the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | George is here staring at the charred remains of his gum factory.

Floyd |
Floyd | There is a brass key hanging on George's belt.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a burned sketch here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x ash"
Floyd | The paper-thin ashes drift aimlessly around in the air.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x flames"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about ornate box"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x brass key"
Floyd | This is pretty much your average brass key with few distinguishing
Floyd | features except for the voluptuous lady carefully engraved onto the
Floyd | shaft.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "I don't think we saw *that* before."
djfletch says, "huh"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x belt"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Firion does a double-take.
Limbo says, "no, good catch"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "ask george about lady"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "A jail key wouldn't have a lady on it, would it."
Lucea says, "depends on the jail"
Limbo says, "if it was a harem, maybe"
Jacqueline says (to Lucea), "heh"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Top of Crow Hill

Floyd | The whole valley is revealed to you as you approach the summit. To the
Floyd | east, you see the largely decaying town of Deadeye Gulch, and just
Floyd | further, the small knoll known as Boot Hill. To the south, the dusty
Floyd | valley floor unfolds, divided by a small tree-lined creek. Large snowy
Floyd | mountains abut the hill to the north while endless badlands reach out
Floyd | seemingly forever to the west. The main trail continues around the

Floyd | hill to the west and down to the southwest, whereas a faint side trail
Floyd | heads towards the crest to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bottom of Crow Hill
Floyd | A rather tall hill sprouts out of the landscape here, casting a deep
Floyd | shadow to the east. A well-traveled path leads up the hill to the
Floyd | northeast and a grassy trail leads off to the southeast. There is a
Floyd | sign lying in the dirt.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road

Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Road to HerringVille
Floyd | The trail is straight as an arrow as it leads to the badlands to the
Floyd | west and towards Deadeye Gulch to the east. A barely legible sign
Floyd | shaped like an arrow points west.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | On the Road to HerringVille
Floyd | You are on your way to HerringVille, but it's not to late turn back to

Floyd | the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "cf19"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | On the Road to HerringVille
Floyd | You are on your way to HerringVille, but it's not to late turn back to
Floyd | the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | You really should reconsider your course of action before something

Floyd | discouraging occurs.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "hehe"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | On the Road to HerringVille
Floyd | You are on your way to HerringVille, but it's not to late turn back to
Floyd | the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | The "bad" in badlands is not just there for amusement.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | On the Road to HerringVille

Floyd | You are on your way to HerringVille, but it's not to late turn back to
Floyd | the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | Last chance to turn back.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | Now you've done it....
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Badlands

Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and
Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or
Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Badlands
Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and
Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or

Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "hmm is this a maze"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x vegetation"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x road"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "not really"
DavidW says, "The mine is a maze."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Badlands
Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and
DavidW says, "This is an edge of the map thing."
Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or
Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Badlands
Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and
Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or
Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Badlands
Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and

Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or
Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Badlands
Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and
Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or
Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Badlands
Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and

Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or
Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Badlands
Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and
Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or
Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Badlands
Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and

Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or
Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Badlands
Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and
Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or
Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "My notes have one way out."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Badlands

Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and
Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or
Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Badlands
Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and
Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or

Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Badlands

Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |

Floyd | Badlands
Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and
Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or
Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Badlands
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "follow road"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "May I?"
djfletch says, "sure"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd | Images of knife-throwing dwarves come to mind.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "say xyzzy"
Floyd | Images of knife-throwing dwarves come to mind.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "hm. Maybe we're not lost enough yet."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "dehlila"
Floyd | Your skin starts to tingle, but nothing else happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Badlands
Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and
Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or

Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | Badlands
Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and
Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or
Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Badlands
Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and
Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or

Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | Badlands
Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and
Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or
Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | The wind picks up a bit and you can swear you can hear someone whisper
Floyd | "XYZZY."
Floyd |

Floyd | Badlands
Floyd | You are lost on a windy road that weaves between high plateaus and
Floyd | into narrow ravines. There is little in the way of vegetation or
Floyd | anything else of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "ah there we are."
Jacqueline smiles.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "xyzzy"
Floyd | Your mind starts to wander...
Floyd |

Floyd | In Debris Room
Floyd | You are in a debris room filled with stuff washed in from the surface.
Floyd | A low wide passage with cobbles becomes plugged with mud and debris
Floyd | here, but an awkward canyon leads upward and west.
Floyd |
Floyd | A note on the wall says, "Magic word XYZZY."

Floyd |
Floyd | A three foot black rod with a rusty star on one end lies nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take rod"
Floyd | Now don't you think someone might be disappointed if they came out of
Floyd | the 'Cobble Crawl' or 'Sloping E/W Canyon' and didn't find the black
Floyd | rod here? You had best leave it alone and concentrate on getting out
Floyd | of your little predicament.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says, "hehe, nice"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | You bump into something sharp, disturbing your daydream.
Floyd |
Floyd | Road to HerringVille

Floyd | The trail is straight as an arrow as it leads to the badlands to the
Floyd | west and towards Deadeye Gulch to the east. A barely legible sign
Floyd | shaped like an arrow points west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Unattended Trees

Floyd | The east-west trail here is lined by scraggly sycamore trees that look
Floyd | more dead than alive. Even the few birds' nests tucked away in the
Floyd | upper branches look poorly constructed and uninhabitable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One

Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't, since the jail door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x jail door"
Floyd | The door to the jail is comprised of a series of vertical iron bars
Floyd | and a large iron lock.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the bars must have fallen off of the door and onto the floor of

Floyd | the jail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x bars"
Floyd | The door to the jail is comprised of a series of vertical iron bars

Floyd | and a large iron lock.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the bars must have fallen off of the door and onto the floor of
Floyd | the jail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "squeeze through bars"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "pull bars"
Floyd | You are unable to.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look through door"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "George's key was brass, so it can't possibly work in an iron lock."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look through bars"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "get bar"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "heh"
DavidW says, "yeah, I'm not convinced his key is for this lock."
Limbo says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)

Floyd |     two portions of balm
Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a match
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |     some brown slurry

Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a ship wheel
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match
Floyd |     a crumpled note

Floyd |     a silver spoon
Floyd |     a lantern
Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a green note
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth

Floyd |     a soiled note
Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots
Floyd |   a dull knife
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "unlock door"
Floyd | What do you want to unlock the jail door with?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "unlock door with knife"
Floyd | That doesn't seem to fit the lock.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "unlock door with oil can"
Floyd | That doesn't seem to fit the lock.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "oh! Where's the sign to the town itself?"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they

Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that

Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x sign"
Floyd | The bullet-riddled sign reads:
Floyd |
Floyd | "Welcome To Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | No Cussin, Gunnin, or Gamblin"

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "shit"
Floyd | Feel better now?
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "damn"
Floyd | Feel better now?
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water

Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "shit"
Floyd | Feel better now?
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cuss"
Floyd | "Horsefeathers!" Feel better now?
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "gamble"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One

Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says, "we sort of gambled with the fruit machine thing"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | Suddenly, a rather soiled if not rotting individual comes up from
Floyd | behind and grabs you by the ear. He pulls hard, dragging you through
Floyd | town, and lectures,

Floyd |
Floyd | "Dadgummit anyhow! You folks think you can come into town and shoot up
Floyd | the place, gamble til dawn, and swear any damn where ya please. Just
Floyd | cause I'm dead don't mean there ain't no law in this town."
Floyd |
Floyd | The bootless man loses about half a dozen heavily yellowed teeth

Floyd | during this brief oration as well as two fingers off of his left hand.
Floyd | A large red worm crawls out of his right ear, meanders down his
Floyd | shriveled neck and nestles in the tattered clothing around his
Floyd | tarnished badge.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ya just can't trust folks anymore to follow the laws. Hell, just

Floyd | because yer six feet under, folks don't have no respect fer ya."
Floyd |
Floyd | The stench of the little man becomes almost overwhelming as he finally
Floyd | approaches his destination. He unlocks the jail door and flings you
Floyd | into the cell.
Floyd |

Floyd | "Now, you be mindin' yerself or I'll be stringin' ya to a tree!"
Floyd |
Floyd | The sheriff strolls off in the direction of Boot Hill, losing part of
Floyd | his nose in the process.
Floyd |
Floyd | Jail

Floyd | This small jail was not designed for the comfort of its occupants. It
Floyd | is impossible to stand without hunching over and you can touch any two
Floyd | walls at the same time. The only relief from the crumbling stucco
Floyd | walls is the iron-barred door to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the bars must have fallen off of the door and onto the floor of

Floyd | the jail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "hehe, yeah, we already did the gambling and gunning parts"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take bar"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says, "man, that's a pretty subtle hint"
DavidW asks, "That was the *dead* sheriff that arrested us?"
jenrexrode exclaims, "huh!" djfletch says, "interesting"
jenrexrode asks, "that was a bit random?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x stucco"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "good thing he doesn't know we robbed his grave"
DavidW says, "No, this was the way into the jail. We had to break the laws."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Jail
Floyd | This small jail was not designed for the comfort of its occupants. It

Floyd | is impossible to stand without hunching over and you can touch any two
Floyd | walls at the same time. The only relief from the crumbling stucco
Floyd | walls is the iron-barred door to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't, since the jail door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Firion says, "Anyone for a chorus of "Jailhouse Rock?""
DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "pry door with bar"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trying to pry the jail door is futile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd | The half-rotting sheriff walks up to the jail cell and unlocks the
Floyd | door and mumbles,
Floyd |
Floyd | "Now you be watchin' yerself now. I ain't goin' to put up with yer
Floyd | doins no more."

Floyd |
Floyd | The sheriff hobbles down Main Street, losing the better part of his
Floyd | left leg during the journey.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | You can't, since the jail door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You open the jail door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One
Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it

Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf20"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x rod"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x bar"
Floyd | It's a five foot long iron bar with a pointed end.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | General Store
Floyd | The musty smell of rotting wood greets your arrival at this rather
Floyd | dark dry goods store. An empty wood and glass counter parallel to the
Floyd | east wall displays mere remnants of the grains, sugar, fruit, and
Floyd | candy once plentiful in each of the adjacent bins. The shelves behind

Floyd | the counter are now only a repository for dust and a framework for
Floyd | countless cobwebs. The wooden floorboards, once sanded and polished,
Floyd | are now buckled and decrepit. A pair of broken doors leads out to the
Floyd | south and an open screen door leads to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the floorboards squeaks when you step on it.

Floyd |
Floyd | On the shelves are a stack of gum base and a box (in which is a dozen
Floyd | or so sugar cubes).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One

Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water

Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bank

Floyd | Abandoned teller windows line the west wall of this former financial
Floyd | hub of the Deadeye community. Not unlike everything else in town, it
Floyd | too has fallen into disrepair. To the north you can make out an open
Floyd | vault and to the south lies Main Street.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a hole in one of the floorboards.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put rod in hole"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put bar in hole"
Floyd | (the iron bar in the hole)
Floyd | The hole is too small for that.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "ugh"
Firion says (to floyd), "x hole"
Floyd | The hole was obviously formed when one of the knots in the floorboard
Floyd | gave way.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look in hole"
Floyd | If you hold your head just right, you can just catch a glimpse of
Floyd | something shining in the hole.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take something with bar"
Floyd | (the window bars)
Floyd | Taken.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a silver spoon

Floyd |   an iron bar
Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)
Floyd |     two portions of balm
Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   a pitchfork

Floyd |   a match
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |     some brown slurry
Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a ship wheel

Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match
Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a lantern
Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a green note

Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a soiled note
Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots
Floyd |   a dull knife
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x window bars"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to examine the teller windows.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bank
Floyd | Abandoned teller windows line the west wall of this former financial
Floyd | hub of the Deadeye community. Not unlike everything else in town, it

Floyd | too has fallen into disrepair. To the north you can make out an open
Floyd | vault and to the south lies Main Street.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a hole in one of the floorboards.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x bar"
Floyd | (the window bars)
Floyd | The bars are thick and unremovable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says, "if the bar isn't for this, it's for mending the track with"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "pry hole with bar"
Floyd | (the window bars)
Floyd |
Floyd | Trying to pry the hole is futile.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Did I mess things up?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x iron bar"
Floyd | It's a five foot long iron bar with a pointed end.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "pry floor with iron bar"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trying to pry the floor is futile.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take iron bar"
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put iron bar in hole"
Floyd | The hole is too small for that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "stab floor with iron bar"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "okay, try it with the track."
Limbo says, "yeah"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "dig floor with iron bar"
Floyd | Digging would achieve nothing here.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick

Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,

Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |

Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that
Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | The main part of town seems to be to the west and the trail out of
Floyd | town is to the south. There is a barn-like structure to the north.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road

Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | Broken Track
Floyd | The heat is stifling at this barren strip of track seemingly in the
Floyd | middle of nowhere. Even the ever present weeds have given up this area
Floyd | as hopeless and only a few cacti have managed to gain a foothold in
Floyd | the constantly shifting sand. One of the rails has become dislodged,
Floyd | forming a six-inch gap on one side of the tracks.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "move rail with bar"
Floyd | Using the iron bar as a lever, you move the broken rail back into
Floyd | place, restoring the integrity of the tracks.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "woot"
jenrexrode says, "yay"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick
Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Train Track
Floyd | The tracks continue east-west here through thick scrub brush and an

Floyd | occasional patch of cactus. There is a short section of track running
Floyd | parallel to, and eventually joining, the main track to form a spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW asks, "so can we use the car now?"
djfletch says, "hopefully"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "oil handcar"
Floyd | What do you want to oil the handcar with?
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "oil handcar with oil can"
Floyd | You carefully oil everywhere there's a moving surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get in handcar"
Floyd | You get into the handcar.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "cf21"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x handcar"
Floyd | The handcar is a small platform with four wheels and a T-shaped handle
Floyd | for propulsion. There is a small lever near the split-wood floor.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline leans forward.
djfletch says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | You move the lever to the aft position.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | The lever is as far aft as it can go.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "push lever"
Floyd | You move the lever to the forward position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "push handle"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing (in the handcar)

Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick
Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | Broken Track (in the handcar)

Floyd | The heat is stifling at this barren strip of track seemingly in the
Floyd | middle of nowhere. Even the ever present weeds have given up this area
Floyd | as hopeless and only a few cacti have managed to gain a foothold in
Floyd | the constantly shifting sand. The tracks here look to be in good shape
Floyd | despite the shifting sand.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |

Floyd | Narrow Ravine (in the handcar)
Floyd | The tracks gradually turn southwest here through a tight ravine cut
Floyd | into the sandy soil. Thick brush once again lines the tracks limiting
Floyd | passage only along the tracks themselves.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tracks through the ravine are littered with rattlesnakes.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...

Floyd |
Floyd | Numerous snakes strike at the wheels of the handcar.
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Line (in the handcar)
Floyd | Your makeshift railroad comes to an end here as several feet of sand
Floyd | cover the tracks. Right next to the tracks to the south is a small sod

Floyd | structure with a faded sign on top.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by ten points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hooray"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x sign"
Floyd | The sign reads:
Floyd |  "Danger Explosives R&L RailRoad"
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x structure"
Floyd | This old shack has all but lost the battle against the elements. The
Floyd | roof, sagging from its own weight, looks as if it will collapse at any
Floyd | moment. The mud walls are weed-ridden and crumbling. All in all, this

Floyd | looks like a great place to kill some time.
Floyd |
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd | >
Floyd | You have so far scored 170 out of a possible 350, in 1027 turns,

Floyd | earning you the rank of Buckaroo.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You'll have to get out of the handcar first.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd | You get out of the handcar.
Floyd |

Floyd | End of the Line
Floyd | Your makeshift railroad comes to an end here as several feet of sand
Floyd | cover the tracks. Right next to the tracks to the south is a small sod
Floyd | structure with a faded sign on top.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't, since the door is in the way.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x door"
Floyd | No mud in this door, just solid wood. In fact, it's your everyday
Floyd | solid wood door with an oval peg extending from the center.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "put wheel on peg"
Floyd | The wheel fits snugly on the peg.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "turn wheel"
Floyd | You can turn the wheel right or left.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "turn wheel l"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to turn the ship wheel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "turn wheel left"
Floyd | You hear a muted "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x plaque"
Floyd | The plaque reads:
Floyd |
Floyd | "Leroy Raft never left the sea,
Floyd | Ruined his ship finding Lorelee;
Floyd | Long was his journey, no bride his reward;
Floyd | Leroy Raft now lives in misery."

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "turn wheel right"
Floyd | You hear a muted "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "turn wheel left"
Floyd | You hear a subtle "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "turn wheel left"
Floyd | You hear a muted "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "turn wheel right"
Floyd | You hear a muted "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "turn wheel right"
Floyd | You hear a muted "click" within the door.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "okay it was the "subtle" click"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | It seems to be locked.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x door"
Floyd | No mud in this door, just solid wood. In fact, it's your everyday
Floyd | solid wood door with an oval peg extending from the center.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x plaque"
Floyd | The plaque reads:
Floyd |

Floyd | "Leroy Raft never left the sea,
Floyd | Ruined his ship finding Lorelee;
Floyd | Long was his journey, no bride his reward;
Floyd | Leroy Raft now lives in misery."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says, "I thought it was LRLL"
DavidW says, "no"
djfletch says, "could be all the capitals"
DavidW says, "yes"
Limbo says, "yeah, there are more in there than just at the beginning of the lines, right"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "turn wheel left"
Floyd | You hear a muted "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch says (to Floyd), "turn wheel right"
Floyd | You hear a subtle "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "turn wheel right"
Floyd | You hear a subtle "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "turn wheel left"
Floyd | You hear a muted "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "turn wheel left"
Floyd | You hear a subtle "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "turn wheel left"
Floyd | You hear a muted "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "turn wheel right"
Floyd | You hear a muted "click" within the door.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
djfletch asks, "bah, did I get it wrong?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "turn wheel left"
Floyd | You hear a subtle "click" within the door.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "turn wheel right"
Floyd | You hear a subtle "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "turn wheel left"
Floyd | You hear a muted "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "maybe it includes the lowercase "left""
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "turn wheel left"
Floyd | You hear a subtle "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "I don't think you were wrong."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode asks, "LLRLRLLRLRL?"
jenrexrode says, "NAH" DavidW says, "My notes say LRRLLLR, muted clicks only."
Firion says, "I hear LRLRLRLR or something like that, I think of The Three Stooges."
DavidW asks, "may I?"
djfletch says, "try it - maybe it needs to be reset somehow first"
jenrexrode asks, "LRLRLLRLR? LRRLLLR?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn wheel left"
Floyd | You hear a muted "click" within the door.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn wheel right"
Floyd | You hear a muted "click" within the door.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn wheel right"
Floyd | You hear a muted "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn wheel left"
Floyd | You hear a muted "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn wheel left"
Floyd | You hear a muted "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn wheel left"
Floyd | You hear a muted "click" within the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn wheel right"
Floyd | "THUNK!"
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by ten points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You open the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "yay"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Inside Sod Shack
Floyd | The inside of the shack smells quite musty and there is dust

Floyd | everywhere. Narrow shafts of light from the decaying roof highlight
Floyd | the dark dirt floor. There is a door to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a metal strongbox (which is closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Jacqueline says, "yay"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open box"
Floyd | It seems to be locked.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x box"
Floyd | The metal container is made from polished brass and is about the size
Floyd | of a shoe box. On the front face of the box is small keyhole.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "of course it's locked"
jenrexrode asks, "where's? george?"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "x keyhole"
Floyd | The metal container is made from polished brass and is about the size
Floyd | of a shoe box. On the front face of the box is small keyhole.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Brass? George's key was brass, I think."
djfletch says (to Floyd), "get box"
Floyd | The strongbox is way too heavy to be lifted.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "grrr"
djfletch says (to Floyd), "pry box with bar"
Floyd |

Floyd | Trying to pry the metal strongbox is futile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "is it the only thing in here?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Inside Sod Shack
Floyd | The inside of the shack smells quite musty and there is dust
Floyd | everywhere. Narrow shafts of light from the decaying roof highlight
Floyd | the dark dirt floor. There is a door to the north.
Floyd |

Floyd | You can see a metal strongbox (which is closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "dig floor"
Floyd | What do you want to dig the floor with?

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "shovel"
Floyd | Digging would achieve nothing here.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says, "(the floor was so invitingly highlighted)"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sneeze"
Floyd | But you don't need to sneeze right now.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x roof"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "x floor"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I guess we need George's key."
DavidW says, "And I bet the explosives are in this box. Based on the sign outside."
djfletch says, "yeah"
DavidW says, "It's coming down to the dam or the mine, I think."
DavidW says, "We might need to sharpen the knife to cut the rope holding the minecart in place."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   an iron bar
Floyd |   a cube of sugar

Floyd |   a tin (which is open)
Floyd |     two portions of balm
Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a match
Floyd |   a pan

Floyd |     some brown slurry
Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match
Floyd |     a crumpled note

Floyd |     a lantern
Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a green note
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a soiled note

Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots
Floyd |   a dull knife
Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "Well, I think I will give up and go to bed now, so I'll let the rest of you decide."
DavidW says, "My roommate's already gone to bed."
DavidW says, "Good thing I ate lunch."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george about strongbox"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says, "You can't give up now - we're only several hundred points from victory :)"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd | You have so far scored 180 out of a possible 350, in 1079 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of Buckaroo.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
djfletch says, "more than half way now"
Jacqueline says (to Limbo), "heehee"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | The only way out is to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Line
Floyd | Your makeshift railroad comes to an end here as several feet of sand
Floyd | cover the tracks. Right next to the tracks to the south is a small sod
Floyd | structure with a faded sign on top.
Floyd |

Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the peg is a ship wheel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "There's always tomorrow."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "get on car"
Floyd | You get into the handcar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

djfletch can produce a dozen witnesses to swear he was elsewhere.
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "push lever"
Floyd | The lever is as far forward as it can go.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | You move the lever to the aft position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push handle"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | The rapid-fire clicking of fangs against steel greets your arrival.

Floyd |
Floyd | Narrow Ravine (in the handcar)
Floyd | The tracks gradually turn southwest here through a tight ravine cut
Floyd | into the sandy soil. Thick brush once again lines the tracks limiting
Floyd | passage only along the tracks themselves.
Floyd |

Floyd | The tracks through the ravine are littered with rattlesnakes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "BTW, it's getting *really* late here... I'm in Europe"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | Broken Track (in the handcar)
Floyd | The heat is stifling at this barren strip of track seemingly in the
Floyd | middle of nowhere. Even the ever present weeds have given up this area

Floyd | as hopeless and only a few cacti have managed to gain a foothold in
Floyd | the constantly shifting sand. The tracks here look to be in good shape
Floyd | despite the shifting sand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Yikes."
Firion says, "(And away!)"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...

Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing (in the handcar)
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick
Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | The lever is as far aft as it can go.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "push lever"
Floyd | You move the lever to the forward position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Should we reconvene?"
DavidW says, "yeah, I think so."
DavidW says, "We can save and try again tomorrow or next weekend."
Limbo says, "I'm up for another hour, but it makes no sense if there are few people left"
Jacqueline says, "dh already logged off..."
Jacqueline says, "Hm, yeah, next weekend might even work better."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You'll have to get out of the handcar first.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get off handcar"
Floyd | You get out of the handcar.
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.

Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick
Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel

Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Hm, phone."
jenrexrode says, "oops I dont' know where I am" Limbo asks, "where do you want to go?"
DavidW says, "Where .. yeah that."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow
Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Shady Path
Floyd | A well-traveled path from the west branches south and continues east

Floyd | here under the refreshing shade of the bordering oaks. The sloping
Floyd | path leading south appears somewhat muddy but the footing does not
Floyd | appear to be too difficult.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "The dam is south. Our original clearing is east"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Clearing
Floyd | You are in a flat grassy area surrounded by scrub pines and large

Floyd | granite boulders. Purple and yellow wildflowers flourish in this area
Floyd | and the attendant bees are laden full with pollen and nectar. A
Floyd | lightly traveled path winds west through the rocks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Shady Path
Floyd | A well-traveled path from the west branches south and continues east
Floyd | here under the refreshing shade of the bordering oaks. The sloping

Floyd | path leading south appears somewhat muddy but the footing does not
Floyd | appear to be too difficult.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Beaver Dam
Floyd | A small stream flowing from the west is only slightly hampered here by
Floyd | a deteriorating beaver dam which has formed a large deep pool of
Floyd | crystal clear water. Chokecherry bushes line the perimeter of the pool
Floyd | confining access to the pool to the area in which you are standing.

Floyd | The air is thick with mosquitos and gnats.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a flat-faced rock here, protruding just above the surface of
Floyd | the pool.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the chokecherry bushes is a small bunch of berries.

Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats start to eat you alive, forcing you to leave
Floyd | while you still can.
Floyd |
Floyd | Shady Path
Floyd | A well-traveled path from the west branches south and continues east

Floyd | here under the refreshing shade of the bordering oaks. The sloping
Floyd | path leading south appears somewhat muddy but the footing does not
Floyd | appear to be too difficult.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "we should save before using up the balm"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main

Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow
Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel
Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the

Floyd | north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |

Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick
Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road

Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Boot Hill
Floyd | You are standing atop a large knoll which apparently served as a
Floyd | cemetery at some point in time. Remains of a picket fence lie strewn

Floyd | about the hillside and most of the gravestones have disintegrated
Floyd | beyond recognition. One granite marker at the head of a grassless
Floyd | plot, however, remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a Tombstone Jay here standing on top of the grave marker.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "give sugar cube to jay"
Floyd | The Tombstone Jay doesn't seem interested in that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | The only way off the hill is down to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds

Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that
Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There

Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,

Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One

Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Unattended Trees
Floyd | The east-west trail here is lined by scraggly sycamore trees that look
Floyd | more dead than alive. Even the few birds' nests tucked away in the

Floyd | upper branches look poorly constructed and uninhabitable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Thick needles assault your feet, forcing you to scurry back to the
Floyd | Fork.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "need boots"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "wear boots"
Floyd | You put on the pair of old cowboy boots.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cactus Patch
Floyd | The path here follows the bottom of a deep ravine, but more notably,

Floyd | is thickly covered with long-needle cacti. To the south, the path
Floyd | widens at the base of a large hill. To the northeast, the path heads
Floyd | towards a grove of trees.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Mine Entrance
Floyd | The north-south path widens at the base of a steep rocky hill where an
Floyd | apparently large mining operation once stood. Another trail heads off

Floyd | to the east. Narrow gauge tracks come down a small knoll to the wide
Floyd | entrance carved into the hill. The entrance has been boarded over with
Floyd | thick timber and bears the notice "KEEP OUT" in crudely painted red
Floyd | letters. There is sign at the top of the entrance.
Floyd |
Floyd | An ore car rests on the tracks at the top of the knoll. The car is

Floyd | tied by rope to a timber header at the end of the tracks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | The path quickly turns to the east, leading to...

Floyd |
Floyd | Oil Patch
Floyd | The path winds through thick bramble to a secluded clearing. In the
Floyd | middle of the clearing is a tall wooden derrick. Various debris is
Floyd | scattered around the derrick, including a bent-up green and white
Floyd | sign.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | The only way out of the clearing is to the west.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Mine Entrance
Floyd | The north-south path widens at the base of a steep rocky hill where an

Floyd | apparently large mining operation once stood. Another trail heads off
Floyd | to the east. Narrow gauge tracks come down a small knoll to the wide
Floyd | entrance carved into the hill. The entrance has been boarded over with
Floyd | thick timber and bears the notice "KEEP OUT" in crudely painted red
Floyd | letters. There is sign at the top of the entrance.
Floyd |

Floyd | An ore car rests on the tracks at the top of the knoll. The car is
Floyd | tied by rope to a timber header at the end of the tracks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "read sign"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Theodore & Sons Mining Co."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x car"
Floyd | The black iron ore car stands about four feet tall and is showing
Floyd | numerous patches of rust.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "search car"
Floyd | The ore car is empty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get rope"
Floyd | That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "untie rope"
Floyd | Nice try, but it will hardly contribute to your score.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cactus Patch
Floyd | The path here follows the bottom of a deep ravine, but more notably,
Floyd | is thickly covered with long-needle cacti. To the south, the path
Floyd | widens at the base of a large hill. To the northeast, the path heads
Floyd | towards a grove of trees.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road

Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bottom of Crow Hill
Floyd | A rather tall hill sprouts out of the landscape here, casting a deep
Floyd | shadow to the east. A well-traveled path leads up the hill to the
Floyd | northeast and a grassy trail leads off to the southeast. There is a
Floyd | sign lying in the dirt.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Top of Crow Hill
Floyd | The whole valley is revealed to you as you approach the summit. To the

Floyd | east, you see the largely decaying town of Deadeye Gulch, and just
Floyd | further, the small knoll known as Boot Hill. To the south, the dusty
Floyd | valley floor unfolds, divided by a small tree-lined creek. Large snowy
Floyd | mountains abut the hill to the north while endless badlands reach out
Floyd | seemingly forever to the west. The main trail continues around the
Floyd | hill to the west and down to the southwest, whereas a faint side trail

Floyd | heads towards the crest to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |

Floyd | As you proceed up the hill, your bones start to hurt and you feel like
Floyd | you're....
Floyd |
Floyd | Over the Hill
Floyd | "I'm too old for this nonsense" is your first thought after a brief
Floyd | journey over the crest of the hill to this dirt outcropping on the

Floyd | north side. Momentarily ignoring your aching joints and brief memory
Floyd | lapses, you spot a trail heading south up the hill. Oddly, the trail
Floyd | shows signs of fresh footprints.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | The path to the south looks like your only sure bet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | As you return back, the spring returns to your step and you again feel
Floyd | like your youthful self again.
Floyd |
Floyd | Top of Crow Hill

Floyd | The whole valley is revealed to you as you approach the summit. To the
Floyd | east, you see the largely decaying town of Deadeye Gulch, and just
Floyd | further, the small knoll known as Boot Hill. To the south, the dusty
Floyd | valley floor unfolds, divided by a small tree-lined creek. Large snowy
Floyd | mountains abut the hill to the north while endless badlands reach out
Floyd | seemingly forever to the west. The main trail continues around the

Floyd | hill to the west and down to the southwest, whereas a faint side trail
Floyd | heads towards the crest to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Burned Down Shack
Floyd | Wisps of steam rise off of the charred timbers of what was once a
Floyd | fair-sized building. Small flames flare up occasionally producing a
Floyd | deep crackling sound. Paper-thin pieces of ash float hither and yon.
Floyd | An odd-shaped sign lies on the ground.

Floyd |
Floyd | George is here staring at the charred remains of his gum factory.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a brass key hanging on George's belt.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a burned sketch here.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george about strongbox"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "aw"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about livery"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about horse"
Floyd | "Ain't worth spit, but he's 'bout all I got now if I could get him
Floyd | back."

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george about jay"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george about tombstone jay"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "oh. Maybe Beetlebaum is his horse, not his brother."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask show knife to george"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "take knife"
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "hold knife"
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "steal key"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "take key"
Floyd | "What the hell do ya think yer doin' missy! Keeps yer hands away from
Floyd | me!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "it seems so... although it's strange that he'd mention his horse on the gumball factory sign :)"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george about brass key"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "ask george about explosives"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   an iron bar
Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)
Floyd |     two portions of balm

Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a match
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |     some brown slurry
Floyd |   a rusted oil can

Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match
Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a lantern
Floyd |     a leather-bound book

Floyd |     a green note
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a soiled note
Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a dull knife

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Burned Down Shack

Floyd | Wisps of steam rise off of the charred timbers of what was once a
Floyd | fair-sized building. Small flames flare up occasionally producing a
Floyd | deep crackling sound. Paper-thin pieces of ash float hither and yon.
Floyd | An odd-shaped sign lies on the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | George is here staring at the charred remains of his gum factory.

Floyd |
Floyd | There is a brass key hanging on George's belt.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a burned sketch here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get belt"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "read green note"
Floyd | "It's a beautiful day for the race.
Floyd | Stooge Hand is the favorite today, Assault is in there.
Floyd | Dog Biscuit is 3:1, Safety Pin has been scratched,
Floyd | and at 20:1, Beetlebaum.

Floyd |
Floyd | Now the horses are approaching the starting gate,
Floyd | and there - There they go!
Floyd |
Floyd | Johannes Stuchan is going to the front.
Floyd | Cabbage is second on the rail.

Floyd | Beautiful Linda is third by a length.
Floyd | And Beetlebaum - around the first turn.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stuchan is still in the front,
Floyd | Cabbage is second by a head.
Floyd | (Cabbage by a head!)

Floyd | Beautiful Linda is third.
Floyd | And Beetlebaum - into the back strech.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dog Biscuit is now leading the pack.
Floyd | Lady Appolonius is second, very close.
Floyd | Banana is coming up through the bunch.

Floyd | (Banana coming up through the bunch!)
Floyd | And Beetlebaum - at the half.
Floyd |
Floyd | Stuchan still out in the front.
Floyd | Apartment House is second with plenty of room.
Floyd | Assault is passing Battery.

Floyd | (Assaulting Battery!)
Floyd | Notary Sojack is fourth.
Floyd | And in lastplace by 10 lengths,
Floyd | I belive it is, yes it is, Beetlebaum.
Floyd |
Floyd | Around the turn and heading for home.

Floyd | It's Stuchan, Dog Biscuit and Girdle in the stretch.
Floyd | Flying Silvester is third.
Floyd | And Mother-in-Law nagging in the rear.
Floyd | And now they come down to the wire.
Floyd | And it's number one and now number two.
Floyd | And it's very close.

Floyd | It'll be a photo finish or an oil painting.
Floyd | And now Louis leads for the left.
Floyd | And Louis is an inertia sluggin'.
Floyd | And it's battle and now they're tearing hair.
Floyd | There's hair all over the ring,
Floyd | There's hair all over the place.

Floyd | I don't know whose hair it is - it's mine.
Floyd | And there goes the winner! - Beetlebaum!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "give the green note to george?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george about green note"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "give green note to george"
Floyd | (first taking the green note)
Floyd | "Thank you kindly ma'am, but I ain't interested in none of your
Floyd | stuff."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says, "I think we should try sharpening the knife on the flat rock at the dam (as David said above - we will probably need it to cut the rope)"
Limbo says, "(if we want to continue today, that is)"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about chokeberries"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about dam"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "read soiled note"
Floyd | The note is hardly legible, but you can make out:
Floyd |
Floyd | "If I have done kick the bucket, do the old man
Floyd | a favor. Play a song on the squeezebox once

Floyd | in a while for my ornery 'ol friend, and maybe
Floyd | give him something to eat now and then.
Floyd |
Floyd | (signed) Sheriff Laramie B. Dalton"
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Ellison arrives, ready to play with the toys.
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george about dalton"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "It's a shame this game doesn't provide any traveling shortcuts."
Limbo says, "yeah"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "go to dam"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Can I take us there?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Burned Down Shack

Floyd | Wisps of steam rise off of the charred timbers of what was once a
Floyd | fair-sized building. Small flames flare up occasionally producing a
Floyd | deep crackling sound. Paper-thin pieces of ash float hither and yon.
Floyd | An odd-shaped sign lies on the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | George is here staring at the charred remains of his gum factory.

Floyd |
Floyd | There is a brass key hanging on George's belt.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a burned sketch here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says, "sure"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Top of Crow Hill
Floyd | The whole valley is revealed to you as you approach the summit. To the

Floyd | east, you see the largely decaying town of Deadeye Gulch, and just
Floyd | further, the small knoll known as Boot Hill. To the south, the dusty
Floyd | valley floor unfolds, divided by a small tree-lined creek. Large snowy
Floyd | mountains abut the hill to the north while endless badlands reach out
Floyd | seemingly forever to the west. The main trail continues around the
Floyd | hill to the west and down to the southwest, whereas a faint side trail

Floyd | heads towards the crest to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |

Floyd | Bottom of Crow Hill
Floyd | A rather tall hill sprouts out of the landscape here, casting a deep
Floyd | shadow to the east. A well-traveled path leads up the hill to the
Floyd | northeast and a grassy trail leads off to the southeast. There is a
Floyd | sign lying in the dirt.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Unattended Trees

Floyd | The east-west trail here is lined by scraggly sycamore trees that look
Floyd | more dead than alive. Even the few birds' nests tucked away in the
Floyd | upper branches look poorly constructed and uninhabitable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One

Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water

Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch

Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that
Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | The main part of town seems to be to the west and the trail out of
Floyd | town is to the south. There is a barn-like structure to the north.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The

Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel

Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow

Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "e"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Shady Path
Floyd | A well-traveled path from the west branches south and continues east
Floyd | here under the refreshing shade of the bordering oaks. The sloping
Floyd | path leading south appears somewhat muddy but the footing does not
Floyd | appear to be too difficult.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf22"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take knife"
Floyd | You already have that.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take balm"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear balm"
Floyd | (some balm)
Floyd | You put on some balm.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Beaver Dam
Floyd | A small stream flowing from the west is only slightly hampered here by

Floyd | a deteriorating beaver dam which has formed a large deep pool of
Floyd | crystal clear water. Chokecherry bushes line the perimeter of the pool
Floyd | confining access to the pool to the area in which you are standing.
Floyd | The air is thick with mosquitos and gnats.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a flat-faced rock here, protruding just above the surface of

Floyd | the pool.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the chokecherry bushes is a small bunch of berries.
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly
Floyd | stuff you're wearing.

Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by ten points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take berries"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly
Floyd | stuff you're wearing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "sharpen knife on rock"
Floyd | You work the knife over the gritty surface of the stone until the
Floyd | blade is as sharp as a scalpel.
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly

Floyd | stuff you're wearing.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "eat berries"
Floyd | The berries taste a little tart but quickly bring back memories of
Floyd | long summer days and fall canning. As these memories progress, you
Floyd | start to envision Dehlila picking berries from these very same bushes.
Floyd | Suddenly she is startled and rubs a locket hanging from her neck, and

Floyd | disappears!
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly
Floyd | stuff you're wearing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo exclaims, "excellent!"
DavidW asks, "Locket, eh?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take berries"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says, "sounds like George would like these berries"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x locket"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Beaver Dam
Floyd | A small stream flowing from the west is only slightly hampered here by

Floyd | a deteriorating beaver dam which has formed a large deep pool of
Floyd | crystal clear water. Chokecherry bushes line the perimeter of the pool
Floyd | confining access to the pool to the area in which you are standing.
Floyd | The air is thick with mosquitos and gnats.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a flat-faced rock here, protruding just above the surface of

Floyd | the pool.
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly
Floyd | stuff you're wearing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "the berries are all gone"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "search bushes"
Floyd | There is nothing on the chokecherry bushes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly

Floyd | stuff you're wearing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x dam"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "search pool"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We were right about the sharpening."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Shady Path

Floyd | A well-traveled path from the west branches south and continues east
Floyd | here under the refreshing shade of the bordering oaks. The sloping
Floyd | path leading south appears somewhat muddy but the footing does not
Floyd | appear to be too difficult.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Clearing
Floyd | You are in a flat grassy area surrounded by scrub pines and large
Floyd | granite boulders. Purple and yellow wildflowers flourish in this area

Floyd | and the attendant bees are laden full with pollen and nectar. A
Floyd | lightly traveled path winds west through the rocks.
Floyd | The balm has worn out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Shady Path
Floyd | A well-traveled path from the west branches south and continues east
Floyd | here under the refreshing shade of the bordering oaks. The sloping

Floyd | path leading south appears somewhat muddy but the footing does not
Floyd | appear to be too difficult.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow
Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Clear Creek
Floyd | A briskly moving stream widens here and is shallow enough to cross

Floyd | without difficulty. Along one bank where the water slows to a crawl a
Floyd | deposit of black magnetite can be seen. The trail continues to the
Floyd | northeast and up a small ridge to the southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | The main trail turns from northeast to south here, traversing a small
Floyd | grassy ridge.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail

Floyd | It is difficult to discern the trail here due to the thick sagebrush.
Floyd | The vegetation does thin a bit to the southeast and southwest, and a
Floyd | clear path leads north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Trail
Floyd | The main trail surrenders here to thick brush and thicket making
Floyd | further progress impossible. A faded sign is nailed to a huge willow

Floyd | tree whose long narrow branches just touch the ground. You can pick up
Floyd | the main trail to the northwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "cut branch with knife"
Floyd | You lop off one of the branches and it falls to the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says, "yay"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x branch"
Floyd | (the stick)
Floyd | The willow stick is about 3 feet long and thin as a pencil.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "oh. The bank hole, maybe?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail

Floyd | It is difficult to discern the trail here due to the thick sagebrush.
Floyd | The vegetation does thin a bit to the southeast and southwest, and a
Limbo says, "maybe that's gonna fit in the hole"
Floyd | clear path leads north.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | The main trail turns from northeast to south here, traversing a small

Floyd | grassy ridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "yeah, what you said"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Clear Creek
Floyd | A briskly moving stream widens here and is shallow enough to cross
Floyd | without difficulty. Along one bank where the water slows to a crawl a
Floyd | deposit of black magnetite can be seen. The trail continues to the
Floyd | northeast and up a small ridge to the southwest.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail

Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow
Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel

Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds

Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "uh, did you TAKE the branch?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that

Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Livery
Floyd | You are just outside a large barn-like structure that appears to be
Floyd | the local livery. The aging structure looks fairly sound except that

Floyd | the roof is starting to sag in areas. Just north is an oddly colored
Floyd | entrance to the building. The rest of Deadeye is to the southwest and
Floyd | there is a clearing to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that

Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water

Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bank

Floyd | Abandoned teller windows line the west wall of this former financial
Floyd | hub of the Deadeye community. Not unlike everything else in town, it
Floyd | too has fallen into disrepair. To the north you can make out an open
Floyd | vault and to the south lies Main Street.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a hole in one of the floorboards.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "put branch in hole"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "You left the branch back at the tree."
DavidW says, "You cut it. Looked at it. And left it there."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a green note
Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   an iron bar
Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)

Floyd |     some balm
Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a match
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |     some brown slurry

Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match
Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a lantern

Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a soiled note
Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a sharp knife

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "still working at that dang hole"
jenrexrode says, "uh oh" DavidW says, "Go TAKE the branch."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water

Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch

Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that
Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The

Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel

Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow

Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |

Floyd | Clear Creek
Floyd | A briskly moving stream widens here and is shallow enough to cross
Floyd | without difficulty. Along one bank where the water slows to a crawl a
Floyd | deposit of black magnetite can be seen. The trail continues to the
Floyd | northeast and up a small ridge to the southwest.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | The main trail turns from northeast to south here, traversing a small

Floyd | grassy ridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |

Floyd | Trail
Floyd | It is difficult to discern the trail here due to the thick sagebrush.
Floyd | The vegetation does thin a bit to the southeast and southwest, and a
Floyd | clear path leads north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "With any luck, the locket will be what's in the hole."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Trail
Floyd | The main trail surrenders here to thick brush and thicket making

Floyd | further progress impossible. A faded sign is nailed to a huge willow
Floyd | tree whose long narrow branches just touch the ground. You can pick up
Floyd | the main trail to the northwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a stick here.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "take stick"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | It is difficult to discern the trail here due to the thick sagebrush.
Floyd | The vegetation does thin a bit to the southeast and southwest, and a

Floyd | clear path leads north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd | Your options seem to be limited to the southeast, southwest, and

Floyd | north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |

Floyd | Trail
Floyd | The main trail turns from northeast to south here, traversing a small
Floyd | grassy ridge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "then we could probably exchange the locket for the brass key"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Clear Creek
Floyd | A briskly moving stream widens here and is shallow enough to cross

Floyd | without difficulty. Along one bank where the water slows to a crawl a
Floyd | deposit of black magnetite can be seen. The trail continues to the
Floyd | northeast and up a small ridge to the southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow

Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |

Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel
Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing

Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick
Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The

Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | The trail runs north-south here and there is an overgrown path leading
Floyd | up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Boot Hill
Floyd | You are standing atop a large knoll which apparently served as a
Floyd | cemetery at some point in time. Remains of a picket fence lie strewn

Floyd | about the hillside and most of the gravestones have disintegrated
Floyd | beyond recognition. One granite marker at the head of a grassless
Floyd | plot, however, remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a Tombstone Jay here standing on top of the grave marker.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says, "W and N to get to the town"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road

Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that

Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water

Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bank

Floyd | Abandoned teller windows line the west wall of this former financial
Floyd | hub of the Deadeye community. Not unlike everything else in town, it
Floyd | too has fallen into disrepair. To the north you can make out an open
Floyd | vault and to the south lies Main Street.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a hole in one of the floorboards.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "put stick in hole"
Floyd | You poke the stick into the hole, move it around and take it back out
Floyd | without retrieving anything.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hope it works."
jenrexrode says, "aww"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "look in hole"
Floyd | If you hold your head just right, you can just catch a glimpse of
Floyd | something shining in the hole.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison asks, "do you still have that gum? put the gum on the stick?"
DavidW says, "wait, that was a close-but-not-quite message."
Limbo says, "yes, gum for the win"
DavidW says, "There's gum base in the store."
DavidW says, "That might work."
Limbo says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a stick
Floyd |   a green note
Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   an iron bar

Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)
Floyd |     some balm
Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a match

Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |     some brown slurry
Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match

Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a lantern
Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a soiled note

Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a sharp knife
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Or maybe it just needs more attempts than just one."
Limbo says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water

Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street

Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One
Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | General Store

Floyd | The musty smell of rotting wood greets your arrival at this rather
Floyd | dark dry goods store. An empty wood and glass counter parallel to the
Floyd | east wall displays mere remnants of the grains, sugar, fruit, and
Floyd | candy once plentiful in each of the adjacent bins. The shelves behind
Floyd | the counter are now only a repository for dust and a framework for
Floyd | countless cobwebs. The wooden floorboards, once sanded and polished,

Floyd | are now buckled and decrepit. A pair of broken doors leads out to the
Floyd | south and an open screen door leads to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | One of the floorboards squeaks when you step on it.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the shelves are a stack of gum base and a box (in which is a dozen

Floyd | or so sugar cubes).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Like the grave, y'know."
Limbo says (to Floyd), "get gum"
Floyd | First making sure no one is looking, you extract one of the squares
Floyd | from the stack.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "chew gum"
Floyd | (the stack of gum base)
Floyd | Some people will chew on anything.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a square of gum base
Floyd |   a stick
Floyd |   a green note
Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   an iron bar

Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)
Floyd |     some balm
Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a match

Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |     some brown slurry
Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match

Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a lantern
Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a soiled note

Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a sharp knife
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "chew square"
Floyd | (the stack of gum base)
Floyd | Some people will chew on anything.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "chew square"
Floyd | (the stack of gum base)
Floyd | Some people will chew on anything.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One
Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it

Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "chew square"
Floyd | Which do you mean, the square of gum base or the tin?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. disambig bug"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "gum"
Floyd | The gum base tastes terrible, lacking any flavorings or sugar. You
Floyd | quickly take it out of your mouth.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "put gum on stick"
Floyd | The wad of gum base sticks nicely to the end of the stick.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they

Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bank
Floyd | Abandoned teller windows line the west wall of this former financial
Floyd | hub of the Deadeye community. Not unlike everything else in town, it

Floyd | too has fallen into disrepair. To the north you can make out an open
Floyd | vault and to the south lies Main Street.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a hole in one of the floorboards.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "promising"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "put stick in hole"
Floyd | The gum on the end of the stick adheres just enough to the shiny
Floyd | object to get it out of the hole and onto the floor.
Floyd |

Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by ten points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "yes"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bank
Floyd | Abandoned teller windows line the west wall of this former financial
Floyd | hub of the Deadeye community. Not unlike everything else in town, it
Floyd | too has fallen into disrepair. To the north you can make out an open
Floyd | vault and to the south lies Main Street.

Floyd |
Floyd | There is a hole in one of the floorboards.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a gold locket (which is closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Ellison says, "woo"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "get locket"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "And it *is* the locket."
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x locket"
Floyd | The gold locket, which is shaped like a quarter-moon, is attached to a
Floyd | fine gold chain which is more than long enough to fit over your head.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "ooh" Ellison says, "good work, jen"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear locket"
Floyd | You put on the gold locket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "open locket"
Floyd | You open the gold locket.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "look in locket"
Floyd | The gold locket is empty.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "x locket"
Floyd | The gold locket, which is shaped like a quarter-moon, is attached to a
Floyd | fine gold chain which is more than long enough to fit over your head.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "touch locket"
Floyd | You feel nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "rub it"
Floyd | Nothing seems to happen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close locket"
Floyd | You close the gold locket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "rub it"
Floyd | Nothing seems to happen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "touch locket"
Floyd | You feel nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm."
Limbo asks, "since it belonged to George's sweetheart, should we try to trade it for the brass key?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george about locket"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I dunno. She used the locket to turn invisible somehow."
DavidW says, "We're still in the Bank."
WeirdBeard arrives, full of fun and funk.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "say dehlila"
Floyd | Your skin starts to tingle, but nothing else happens.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
WeirdBeard asks, "Late session?"
DavidW says, "oh yeah"
Limbo says, "indeed"
jenrexrode says, "e-sw--se-e-e-e-"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick

Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,

Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One
Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is

Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | Unattended Trees
Floyd | The east-west trail here is lined by scraggly sycamore trees that look
Floyd | more dead than alive. Even the few birds' nests tucked away in the
Floyd | upper branches look poorly constructed and uninhabitable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cactus Patch

Floyd | The path here follows the bottom of a deep ravine, but more notably,
Floyd | is thickly covered with long-needle cacti. To the south, the path
Floyd | widens at the base of a large hill. To the northeast, the path heads
Floyd | towards a grove of trees.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "'brief' will turn off room descriptions if you don't need them."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up

Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd |

Floyd | Bottom of Crow Hill
Floyd | A rather tall hill sprouts out of the landscape here, casting a deep
Floyd | shadow to the east. A well-traveled path leads up the hill to the
Floyd | northeast and a grassy trail leads off to the southeast. There is a
Floyd | sign lying in the dirt.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says, "we should probably save before offering him the locket"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Top of Crow Hill

Floyd | The whole valley is revealed to you as you approach the summit. To the
Floyd | east, you see the largely decaying town of Deadeye Gulch, and just
Floyd | further, the small knoll known as Boot Hill. To the south, the dusty
Floyd | valley floor unfolds, divided by a small tree-lined creek. Large snowy
Floyd | mountains abut the hill to the north while endless badlands reach out
Floyd | seemingly forever to the west. The main trail continues around the

Floyd | hill to the west and down to the southwest, whereas a faint side trail
Floyd | heads towards the crest to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Burned Down Shack
Floyd | Wisps of steam rise off of the charred timbers of what was once a
Floyd | fair-sized building. Small flames flare up occasionally producing a
Floyd | deep crackling sound. Paper-thin pieces of ash float hither and yon.
Floyd | An odd-shaped sign lies on the ground.

Floyd |
Floyd | George is here staring at the charred remains of his gum factory.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a brass key hanging on George's belt.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a burned sketch here.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison asks, "I assume we don't have any pictures or something to put in the locket?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ask george about locket"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Not really"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "show locket to george"
Floyd | "Thank you kindly ma'am, but I ain't interested in none of your

Floyd | stuff."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "aw" DavidW says, "The burned sketch is a picture, sorta, but the game won't let us take it."
Limbo says (to Floyd), "give locket to george"
Floyd | "Thank you kindly ma'am, but I ain't interested in none of your
Floyd | stuff."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about locket"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wave locket"
Floyd | You look ridiculous waving the gold locket.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "wear it"
Floyd | You're already wearing that!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "rub it"
Floyd | Nothing seems to happen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "maybe you have to be at the chokeberries" Limbo says, "he might at least recognize it (but in a game of this size, one can't implement everything, of course)"
DavidW says, "I think we have to attempt the mine next."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Top of Crow Hill
Floyd | The whole valley is revealed to you as you approach the summit. To the

Floyd | east, you see the largely decaying town of Deadeye Gulch, and just
Floyd | further, the small knoll known as Boot Hill. To the south, the dusty
Floyd | valley floor unfolds, divided by a small tree-lined creek. Large snowy
Floyd | mountains abut the hill to the north while endless badlands reach out
Floyd | seemingly forever to the west. The main trail continues around the
Floyd | hill to the west and down to the southwest, whereas a faint side trail

Floyd | heads towards the crest to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd | You can proceed up the hill, down the hill, or over to the west.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "yeah, maybe you're right about the berries (and that's why we have some balm left)"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |

Floyd | Bottom of Crow Hill
Floyd | A rather tall hill sprouts out of the landscape here, casting a deep
Floyd | shadow to the east. A well-traveled path leads up the hill to the
Floyd | northeast and a grassy trail leads off to the southeast. There is a
Floyd | sign lying in the dirt.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Top of Crow Hill
Floyd | The whole valley is revealed to you as you approach the summit. To the

Floyd | east, you see the largely decaying town of Deadeye Gulch, and just
Floyd | further, the small knoll known as Boot Hill. To the south, the dusty
Floyd | valley floor unfolds, divided by a small tree-lined creek. Large snowy
Floyd | mountains abut the hill to the north while endless badlands reach out
Floyd | seemingly forever to the west. The main trail continues around the
Floyd | hill to the west and down to the southwest, whereas a faint side trail

Floyd | heads towards the crest to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "yeah, in the scrollback, the lady is picking berries when she rubs the locket she's wearing and disappears"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bottom of Crow Hill
Floyd | A rather tall hill sprouts out of the landscape here, casting a deep
Floyd | shadow to the east. A well-traveled path leads up the hill to the
Floyd | northeast and a grassy trail leads off to the southeast. There is a
Floyd | sign lying in the dirt.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road

Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Unattended Trees
Floyd | The east-west trail here is lined by scraggly sycamore trees that look
Floyd | more dead than alive. Even the few birds' nests tucked away in the
Floyd | upper branches look poorly constructed and uninhabitable.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and

Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One
Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick

Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,

Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |

Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that
Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | The main part of town seems to be to the west and the trail out of
Floyd | town is to the south. There is a barn-like structure to the north.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road

Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel

Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow

Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |

Floyd | Shady Path
Floyd | A well-traveled path from the west branches south and continues east
Floyd | here under the refreshing shade of the bordering oaks. The sloping
Floyd | path leading south appears somewhat muddy but the footing does not
Floyd | appear to be too difficult.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a gold locket (being worn and closed)
Floyd |   a stick

Floyd |     a sticky (lightly chewed) square of gum base
Floyd |   a green note
Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   an iron bar
Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)

Floyd |     some balm
Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a match
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |     some brown slurry

Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match
Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a lantern

Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a soiled note
Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a sharp knife

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "hm not much balm left" DavidW says, "well, there were only 2 pcs, and we used 1."
jenrexrode asks, "save?" Limbo says, "yeah"
DavidW asks, "What are you trying?"
DavidW says, "There's no berries to eat, y'know."
Limbo says, "rubbing the locket in the same place as she did"
DavidW says, "yeah, save before doing that. I don't think it's tied to location."
Limbo says, "yes, the whiskey also worked someplace else, that's right"
Limbo says, "still, maybe it's worth a try after a save"
DavidW says, "Maybe you have to be in danger. Maybe something needs to be inside the locket."
Limbo asks, "how do you save again on floyd? "push save"?"
DavidW says, "yeah"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "push save"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says, "ah okay"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "cf23"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Shady Path
Floyd | A well-traveled path from the west branches south and continues east

Floyd | here under the refreshing shade of the bordering oaks. The sloping
Floyd | path leading south appears somewhat muddy but the footing does not
Floyd | appear to be too difficult.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a gold locket (being worn and closed)
Floyd |   a stick
Floyd |     a sticky (lightly chewed) square of gum base

Floyd |   a green note
Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   an iron bar
Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)
Floyd |     some balm

Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a match
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |     some brown slurry
Floyd |   a rusted oil can

Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match
Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a lantern
Floyd |     a leather-bound book

Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a soiled note
Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a sharp knife
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "wear balm"
Floyd | (first taking some balm)
Floyd | You put on some balm.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Beaver Dam
Floyd | A small stream flowing from the west is only slightly hampered here by

Floyd | a deteriorating beaver dam which has formed a large deep pool of
Floyd | crystal clear water. Chokecherry bushes line the perimeter of the pool
Floyd | confining access to the pool to the area in which you are standing.
Floyd | The air is thick with mosquitos and gnats.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a flat-faced rock here, protruding just above the surface of

Floyd | the pool.
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly
Floyd | stuff you're wearing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "rub locket"
Floyd | Nothing seems to happen.
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly
Floyd | stuff you're wearing.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "touch locket"
Floyd | You feel nothing unexpected.
Floyd |

Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly
Floyd | stuff you're wearing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "open locket"
Floyd | You open the gold locket.
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly
Floyd | stuff you're wearing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "x locket"
Floyd | The gold locket, which is shaped like a quarter-moon, is attached to a
Floyd | fine gold chain which is more than long enough to fit over your head.
Floyd |
Floyd | The mosquitos and gnats don't want anything to do with that smelly

Floyd | stuff you're wearing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "okay, that didn't work out"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "cf23"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd | You have so far scored 210 out of a possible 350, in 1285 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of Cow Puncher.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo asks, "so, the mine's next?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a gold locket (being worn and closed)
Floyd |   a stick

Floyd |     a sticky (lightly chewed) square of gum base
Floyd |   a green note
Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   an iron bar
Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)

Floyd |     some balm
Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a match
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |     some brown slurry

Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match
Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a lantern

Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a soiled note
Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a sharp knife

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "I think the mine has to be next. What else is there?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |

Floyd | Shady Path
Floyd | A well-traveled path from the west branches south and continues east
Floyd | here under the refreshing shade of the bordering oaks. The sloping
Floyd | path leading south appears somewhat muddy but the footing does not
Floyd | appear to be too difficult.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says, "do you have a rough estimate of how long it's gonna take? I think I really need to go to bed now"
DavidW says, "no, I think we should've stopped when Jacq suggested."
Limbo says, "yes"
Jacqueline says, "Huh - Still going? I've been on the phone an hour."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main

Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow
Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel
Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the

Floyd | north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd | Your travel is limited to the southwest or to the north.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing

Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick
Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get on handcar"
Floyd | You get into the handcar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says, "well, jen seemed (and seems) to be eager to see this through to the end"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "push handle"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |

Floyd | Broken Track (in the handcar)
Floyd | The heat is stifling at this barren strip of track seemingly in the
Floyd | middle of nowhere. Even the ever present weeds have given up this area
Floyd | as hopeless and only a few cacti have managed to gain a foothold in
Floyd | the constantly shifting sand. The tracks here look to be in good shape
Floyd | despite the shifting sand.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "push handle"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...

Floyd |
Floyd | Narrow Ravine (in the handcar)
Floyd | The tracks gradually turn southwest here through a tight ravine cut
Floyd | into the sandy soil. Thick brush once again lines the tracks limiting
Floyd | passage only along the tracks themselves.
Floyd |

Floyd | The tracks through the ravine are littered with rattlesnakes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "push handle"
Floyd | (the handle)

Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | Numerous snakes strike at the wheels of the handcar.
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Line (in the handcar)
Floyd | Your makeshift railroad comes to an end here as several feet of sand

Floyd | cover the tracks. Right next to the tracks to the south is a small sod
Floyd | structure with a faded sign on top.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the peg is a ship wheel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Jacqueline says, "Excellent."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get off"
Floyd | You get out of the handcar.
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Line

Floyd | Your makeshift railroad comes to an end here as several feet of sand
Floyd | cover the tracks. Right next to the tracks to the south is a small sod
Floyd | structure with a faded sign on top.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |

Floyd | On the peg is a ship wheel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Why are we here? This isn't the mine entrance."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "read sign"
Floyd | The sign reads:
Floyd |  "Danger Explosives R&L RailRoad"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x sand"
Floyd | The gravel, sand, and water make up a dark brown slurry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Inside Sod Shack
Floyd | The inside of the shack smells quite musty and there is dust
Floyd | everywhere. Narrow shafts of light from the decaying roof highlight
Floyd | the dark dirt floor. There is a door to the north.

Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a metal strongbox (which is closed) here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x box"
Floyd | The metal container is made from polished brass and is about the size
Floyd | of a shoe box. On the front face of the box is small keyhole.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x keyhole"
Floyd | The metal container is made from polished brass and is about the size
Floyd | of a shoe box. On the front face of the box is small keyhole.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "jen, the mine is SW from the fork in the road (W of the town)"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a gold locket (being worn and closed)
Floyd |   a stick
Floyd |     a sticky (lightly chewed) square of gum base

Floyd |   a green note
Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   an iron bar
Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)
Floyd |     some balm

Floyd |   a couple kernels of corn
Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a match
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |     some brown slurry
Floyd |   a rusted oil can

Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match
Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a lantern
Floyd |     a leather-bound book

Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a soiled note
Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a sharp knife
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "unlock box"
Floyd | What do you want to unlock the metal strongbox with?
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "locket"
Floyd | That doesn't seem to fit the lock.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "aw"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "push box n"
Floyd | Is that the best you can think of?
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "It's seems unlikely that the strongbox in an explosives shack would unlock with a woman's magical locket."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x slurry"
Floyd | The gravel, sand, and water make up a dark brown slurry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Line
Floyd | Your makeshift railroad comes to an end here as several feet of sand
Floyd | cover the tracks. Right next to the tracks to the south is a small sod

Floyd | structure with a faded sign on top.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the peg is a ship wheel.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get on handcar"
Floyd | You get into the handcar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | You move the lever to the aft position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "push handle"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | The rapid-fire clicking of fangs against steel greets your arrival.

Floyd |
Floyd | Narrow Ravine (in the handcar)
Floyd | The tracks gradually turn southwest here through a tight ravine cut
Floyd | into the sandy soil. Thick brush once again lines the tracks limiting
Floyd | passage only along the tracks themselves.
Floyd |

Floyd | The tracks through the ravine are littered with rattlesnakes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "push handle"
Floyd | (the handle)

Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | Broken Track (in the handcar)
Floyd | The heat is stifling at this barren strip of track seemingly in the
Floyd | middle of nowhere. Even the ever present weeds have given up this area
Floyd | as hopeless and only a few cacti have managed to gain a foothold in

Floyd | the constantly shifting sand. The tracks here look to be in good shape
Floyd | despite the shifting sand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "push handle"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing (in the handcar)
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "get off"
Floyd | You get out of the handcar.

Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick
Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |

Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | Broken Track
Floyd | The heat is stifling at this barren strip of track seemingly in the
Floyd | middle of nowhere. Even the ever present weeds have given up this area
Floyd | as hopeless and only a few cacti have managed to gain a foothold in
Floyd | the constantly shifting sand. The tracks here look to be in good shape
Floyd | despite the shifting sand.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Narrow Ravine

Floyd | The tracks gradually turn southwest here through a tight ravine cut
Floyd | into the sandy soil. Thick brush once again lines the tracks limiting
Floyd | passage only along the tracks themselves.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tracks through the ravine are littered with rattlesnakes.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Broken Track
Floyd | The heat is stifling at this barren strip of track seemingly in the

Floyd | middle of nowhere. Even the ever present weeds have given up this area
Floyd | as hopeless and only a few cacti have managed to gain a foothold in
Floyd | the constantly shifting sand. The tracks here look to be in good shape
Floyd | despite the shifting sand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel

Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds

Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that
Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There

Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |

Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Boot Hill
Floyd | You are standing atop a large knoll which apparently served as a

Floyd | cemetery at some point in time. Remains of a picket fence lie strewn
Floyd | about the hillside and most of the gravestones have disintegrated
Floyd | beyond recognition. One granite marker at the head of a grassless
Floyd | plot, however, remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a Tombstone Jay here standing on top of the grave marker.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x marker"
Floyd | There is an inscription on the marker which reads:
Floyd |

Floyd | "Remember Friends As You Pass By,
Floyd | As You Are Now So Once Was I;
Floyd | As I Am Now So You Shall Be,
Floyd | So Prepare For Death And Follow Me."
Floyd |
Floyd | You swear you can hear laughing, but then again, maybe it's the wind.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "search marker"
Floyd | You find nothing of interest.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "search behind marker"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Boot Hill
Floyd | You are standing atop a large knoll which apparently served as a
Floyd | cemetery at some point in time. Remains of a picket fence lie strewn

Floyd | about the hillside and most of the gravestones have disintegrated
Floyd | beyond recognition. One granite marker at the head of a grassless
Floyd | plot, however, remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a Tombstone Jay here standing on top of the grave marker.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x plot"
Floyd | There is a deep hole here. Better be careful.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x hole"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "go hole"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "dig"
Floyd | What do you want to dig up?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "dig plot"
Floyd | What do you want to dig the grave with?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "shovel"
Floyd | Further digging might only result in something that will keep you
Floyd | awake nights.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Firion lols
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "dig grave with shovel"
Floyd | Further digging might only result in something that will keep you
Floyd | awake nights.
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison says, "heh"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x jay"
Floyd | The Tombstone Jay (or just T-Jay for short) appears to be a lot more

Floyd | hawk than jay. Mixed in with the ash-gray feathers are streaks of red
Floyd | and brown. A ring of white circles his hooked beak as well as his
Floyd | imposing taloned feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
* DavidW has added jenrexrode to the channel.
Jacqueline asks, "Jen wasn't on the channel all this time??"
DavidW says, "Limbo noticed just now."
jenrexrode says, "oopsie"
DavidW says, "I can hardly believe it."
DavidW says, "No wonder you didn't hear us."
Limbo says, "indeed"
jenrexrode says, "I'm just a rookie"
Jacqueline says, "Well, we're glad you're here."
Jacqueline exclaims, "But I'm sad that you've missed out on all the conversation about the game!"
DavidW says, "Anyway, we've been suggesting going to the mine next. I was wondering why you were going other places."
jenrexrode says, "being blindfolded has its own mystique"
jenrexrode says, "oh"
DavidW says, "oh, and I just remembered that I wrote up a walkthrough. Totally forgot I had done that."
DavidW says, "[LINK]"
Jacqueline says, "We began this at 10am Alaska time, and now I am sitting down to supper."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |

Floyd | Boot Hill
Floyd | You are standing atop a large knoll which apparently served as a
Floyd | cemetery at some point in time. Remains of a picket fence lie strewn
Floyd | about the hillside and most of the gravestones have disintegrated
Floyd | beyond recognition. One granite marker at the head of a grassless
Floyd | plot, however, remains intact.

Floyd |
Floyd | There is a Tombstone Jay here standing on top of the grave marker.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh. Except that I only have the walkthrough for chapter 1. There's maps for chapters 2 and 3, though."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds

Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I guess I started the walkthrough but never finished it."
Limbo says, "This began at 8 pm for me:)"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.

Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that
Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Ellison says, "yeah, you folks are crazy"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick

Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,

Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One
Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is

Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | Unattended Trees
Floyd | The east-west trail here is lined by scraggly sycamore trees that look
Floyd | more dead than alive. Even the few birds' nests tucked away in the
Floyd | upper branches look poorly constructed and uninhabitable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bottom of Crow Hill

Floyd | A rather tall hill sprouts out of the landscape here, casting a deep
Floyd | shadow to the east. A well-traveled path leads up the hill to the
Floyd | northeast and a grassy trail leads off to the southeast. There is a
Floyd | sign lying in the dirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Road to HerringVille

Floyd | The trail is straight as an arrow as it leads to the badlands to the
Floyd | west and towards Deadeye Gulch to the east. A barely legible sign
Floyd | shaped like an arrow points west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cactus Patch

Floyd | The path here follows the bottom of a deep ravine, but more notably,
Floyd | is thickly covered with long-needle cacti. To the south, the path
Floyd | widens at the base of a large hill. To the northeast, the path heads
Floyd | towards a grove of trees.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Mine Entrance
Floyd | The north-south path widens at the base of a steep rocky hill where an
Floyd | apparently large mining operation once stood. Another trail heads off

Floyd | to the east. Narrow gauge tracks come down a small knoll to the wide
Floyd | entrance carved into the hill. The entrance has been boarded over with
Floyd | thick timber and bears the notice "KEEP OUT" in crudely painted red
Floyd | letters. There is sign at the top of the entrance.
Floyd |
Floyd | An ore car rests on the tracks at the top of the knoll. The car is

Floyd | tied by rope to a timber header at the end of the tracks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "yay"
DavidW says, "Finally."
DavidW says, "and yay"
DavidW says, "I guess remove the boards first."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "take board"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pry boards"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "pull boards"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pry timber"
Floyd | What do you want to pry the timber with?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "bar"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trying to pry the timber is futile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "take timber"
Floyd | That's hardly portable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull timber"
Floyd | You are unable to.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "say timber"
Floyd | Nothing seems to have happened.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x timber"
Floyd | Wood by any other name...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "cut rope with knife"
Floyd | The knife easily cuts through the rope, releasing the ore car. The ore
Floyd | car starts slowly and gradually increases its  pace towards the
Floyd | entrance. After twenty feet of travel the car is moving at a fair
Floyd | clip; after forty, the wheels start to scream.
Floyd |
Floyd | The ore car slams into the entrance like a blur. The timbers barring

Floyd | the entrance yield instantly at the impact as the car continues its
Floyd | journey into the mine shaft and out of sight.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "oh. That was easy. :)"
jenrexrode exclaims, "bam!"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Mine Entrance

Floyd | The north-south path widens at the base of a steep rocky hill where an
Floyd | apparently large mining operation once stood. Another trail heads off
Floyd | to the east. Narrow gauge tracks come down a small knoll down to the
Floyd | wide entrance carved into the hill. A mass of broken timbers surround
Floyd | the base of the foreboding entrance to the west. There is a sign at
Floyd | the top of the entrance.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yeah, I might try a pseudo-reuben sandwich later on."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | You are in a dark mine shaft. The tracks coming from the entrance to
Floyd | the east end here. On the tracks, you see an ore car. Up high in the
Floyd | roof of the shaft, there is a narrow dark opening. You can proceed
Floyd | west to go deeper into the mine or exit the mine to the east.
Floyd |

Floyd | On the tracks you see an ore car.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is an ever-so-slight breeze in here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Ellison goes back to Squeamhurst..
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x opening"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x lantern"
Floyd | Hardly your brass variety, but a serviceable lamp with a glass
Floyd | chimney.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is an ever-so-slight breeze in here.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x chimney"
Floyd | Hardly your brass variety, but a serviceable lamp with a glass
Floyd | chimney.

Floyd |
Floyd | There is an ever-so-slight breeze in here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn on lamp"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn on lantern"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "light lantern with match"
Floyd | (the match)

Floyd | You have nothing to light the lantern with.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is an ever-so-slight breeze in here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn lantern on"
Floyd | I only understood you as far as wanting to turn the lantern.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "switch lantern on"
Floyd | That's not something you can switch.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is an ever-so-slight breeze in here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "light lantern"
Floyd | You have nothing to light the lantern with.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is an ever-so-slight breeze in here.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "light match"
Floyd | You strike the match on a convenient surface and it flares to life.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is an ever-so-slight breeze in here.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "light lantern with match"
Floyd | (the match)
Floyd | You light the lantern.

Floyd |
Floyd | There is an ever-so-slight breeze in here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf24"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | You are in a dark mine shaft. The tracks coming from the entrance to
Floyd | the east end here. On the tracks, you see an ore car. Up high in the
Floyd | roof of the shaft, there is a narrow dark opening. You can proceed

Floyd | west to go deeper into the mine or exit the mine to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the tracks you see an ore car.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is an ever-so-slight breeze in here.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Ellison arrives, ready to play with the toys.
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | You are in a mine shaft with many intersecting tunnels.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is an ever-so-slight breeze in here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The match has gone out.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "oh a mazw"
DavidW says, "I said it was a maze."
DavidW says, "oh. But I guess you didn't hear me earlier."
Jacqueline asks, "But was that before she was on the channel?"
Jacqueline says, "timing"
jenrexrode says, "is someone taking notes? I'm no good at mazes"
Jacqueline says, "I'm afraid that after my hour-long phone call I am now thoroughly lost."
jenrexrode says, "Well Dehlila was picking berries and touched her locket and disappeared."
jenrexrode says, "and we have a locket"
jenrexrode says, "I think that's it for the past hour :)"
DavidW says, "My maze diagram is incomplete, but there might be something w.w.n.s.w."
jenrexrode asks, "and we just started with w-w?"
DavidW says, "From the ore car."
DavidW says, "We've done one w."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft

Floyd | You are in a mine shaft with many intersecting tunnels.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is an ever-so-slight breeze in here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | You are in a mine shaft with many intersecting tunnels.
Floyd |

Floyd | There is an ever-so-slight breeze in here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode asks, "huh? n then s?"
DavidW says, "Now south, then west."
jenrexrode says, "ok"
Firion asks, "What game was this again?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft

Floyd | You are in a mine shaft with many intersecting tunnels.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is an ever-so-slight breeze in here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Tryst of Fate"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | You are in a mine shaft with many intersecting tunnels.

Floyd |
Floyd | There is an ever-so-slight breeze in here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. I guess we goofed."
Firion says, "Got it."
Firion goes home.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft

Floyd | You are in a mine shaft with many intersecting tunnels.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is an ever-so-slight breeze in here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take candle"
Floyd | You already have that.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is an ever-so-slight breeze in here.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "My notes on the maze suggest that lighting the candle is useful."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x breeze"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "lick finger"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "light candle with lamp"
Floyd | (first taking the lantern)
Floyd | You light the candle.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle aimlessly flickers about.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x candle"
Floyd | The candle is six inches long and sports a brilliant yellow flame.
Floyd |

Floyd | The candle aimlessly flickers about.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "let's move."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | You are in a mine shaft with many intersecting tunnels.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle aimlessly flickers about.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | You are in a mine shaft with many intersecting tunnels.

Floyd |
Floyd | The candle aimlessly flickers about.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | You are in a mine shaft with many intersecting tunnels.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle aimlessly flickers about.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | You are in a mine shaft with many intersecting tunnels.

Floyd |
Floyd | The candle aimlessly flickers about.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | You are in a mine shaft with many intersecting tunnels.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle flame swirls from the northeast to the east.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ah. that."
DavidW says, "We want to find the source of the breeze."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | The shaft narrows here to a mere crawlway. There is a small crack in
Floyd | one of the walls.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle flame flickers towards the southwest.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x crack"
Floyd | It's a small split in the wall face.
Floyd |

Floyd | The candle flame flickers towards the southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "look in crack"
Floyd | In the crack is a piece of Trystanium.

Floyd |
Floyd | The candle flame flickers towards the southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take trystanium"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle flame flickers towards the southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by ten points.]
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x it"
Floyd | The small crescent-shaped stone is surprisingly heavy and emits an
Floyd | eerie blue glow. On closer examination, you find it's more metal than
Floyd | mineral.

Floyd |
Floyd | The candle flame flickers towards the southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | You are in a mine shaft with many intersecting tunnels.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle flame swirls from the west to the southwest.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "hm 1/4 moon shaped."
Limbo says, "fits the locket"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | You are in a mine shaft with many intersecting tunnels.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle flame flickers towards the east.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Vent Room
Floyd | The mine shaft opens here into a large chamber. Light streams in from

Floyd | a three-foot hole in the ceiling. Presumably, the hole was chiseled in
Floyd | the rock as a vent for the mine system. You can see the mine shaft to
Floyd | the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | Someone has abandoned an old accordion here.
Floyd |

Floyd | The candle aimlessly flickers about.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take accordion"
Floyd | You're carrying too many things already.

Floyd |
Floyd | The candle aimlessly flickers about.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "yay"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open amulet"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open locket"
Floyd | You open the gold locket.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle aimlessly flickers about.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "put trystanium in it"
Floyd | The piece of Trystanium fits snugly inside the locket.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle aimlessly flickers about.
Floyd |

Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close locket"
Floyd | You close the gold locket.

Floyd |
Floyd | The candle aimlessly flickers about.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take accordion"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle aimlessly flickers about.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "put it in cauldron"
Floyd | You put the accordion into the cauldron.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle aimlessly flickers about.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Vent Room
Floyd | The mine shaft opens here into a large chamber. Light streams in from

Floyd | a three-foot hole in the ceiling. Presumably, the hole was chiseled in
Floyd | the rock as a vent for the mine system. You can see the mine shaft to
Floyd | the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle aimlessly flickers about.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Ellison says, "if I didn't know any better, I'd think that Trystanium had something to do with the title of the game!"
DavidW says, "It's a magical element."
DavidW says, "Essentially, we now have a chunk of fairy dust in raw rock form."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | The hole is about twenty feet up.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle aimlessly flickers about.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | You are in a mine shaft with many intersecting tunnels.
Floyd |

Floyd | The candle flame flickers towards the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |

Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | You are in a mine shaft with many intersecting tunnels.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle flame swirls from the west to the southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | The shaft narrows here to a mere crawlway. There is a small crack in
Floyd | one of the walls.

Floyd |
Floyd | The candle flame flickers towards the southwest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | You are in a mine shaft with many intersecting tunnels.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle flame swirls from the northeast to the east.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | You are in a mine shaft with many intersecting tunnels.

Floyd |
Floyd | The candle flame flickers towards the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Mine Shaft
Floyd | You are in a dark mine shaft. The tracks coming from the entrance to
Floyd | the east end here. On the tracks, you see an ore car. Up high in the
Floyd | roof of the shaft, there is a narrow dark opening. You can proceed
Floyd | west to go deeper into the mine or exit the mine to the east.

Floyd |
Floyd | On the tracks you see an ore car.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle flame flickers towards the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Mine Entrance
Floyd | The north-south path widens at the base of a steep rocky hill where an
Floyd | apparently large mining operation once stood. Another trail heads off

Floyd | to the east. Narrow gauge tracks come down a small knoll down to the
Floyd | wide entrance carved into the hill. A mass of broken timbers surround
Floyd | the base of the foreboding entrance to the west. There is a sign at
Floyd | the top of the entrance.
Floyd |
Floyd | The candle flame whimpers out and dies.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf25"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |

Floyd | Oil Patch
Floyd | The path winds through thick bramble to a secluded clearing. In the
Floyd | middle of the clearing is a tall wooden derrick. Various debris is
Floyd | scattered around the derrick, including a bent-up green and white
Floyd | sign.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Mine Entrance
Floyd | The north-south path widens at the base of a steep rocky hill where an

Floyd | apparently large mining operation once stood. Another trail heads off
Floyd | to the east. Narrow gauge tracks come down a small knoll down to the
Floyd | wide entrance carved into the hill. A mass of broken timbers surround
Floyd | the base of the foreboding entrance to the west. There is a sign at
Floyd | the top of the entrance.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cactus Patch
Floyd | The path here follows the bottom of a deep ravine, but more notably,

Floyd | is thickly covered with long-needle cacti. To the south, the path
Floyd | widens at the base of a large hill. To the northeast, the path heads
Floyd | towards a grove of trees.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Unattended Trees

Floyd | The east-west trail here is lined by scraggly sycamore trees that look
Floyd | more dead than alive. Even the few birds' nests tucked away in the
Floyd | upper branches look poorly constructed and uninhabitable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One

Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water

Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch

Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that
Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd | The main part of town seems to be to the west and the trail out of
Floyd | town is to the south. There is a barn-like structure to the north.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The

Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel

Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main
Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow

Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |

Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel
Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing

Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick
Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The

Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Boot Hill
Floyd | You are standing atop a large knoll which apparently served as a
Floyd | cemetery at some point in time. Remains of a picket fence lie strewn

Floyd | about the hillside and most of the gravestones have disintegrated
Floyd | beyond recognition. One granite marker at the head of a grassless
Floyd | plot, however, remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a Tombstone Jay here standing on top of the grave marker.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take accordion"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "play it"
Floyd | Just as you are about to play, the Tombstone Jay takes to flight and
Floyd | strips the accordion from your grasp. The huge bird flies due east
Floyd | with his quarry until he is out of sight. In a few moments, the bird
Floyd | returns with empty talons and settles back on the grave marker.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "give corn to bird"
Floyd | The Tombstone Jay quickly gobbles down the corn.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "hm maybe reverse"
DavidW says, "I think he flew due west, yes."
DavidW asks, "Do you remember the bird droppings on the derrick top?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | The massive bird takes to the air and disappears to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds

Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that
Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There

Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,

Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One

Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Unattended Trees
Floyd | The east-west trail here is lined by scraggly sycamore trees that look
Floyd | more dead than alive. Even the few birds' nests tucked away in the

Floyd | upper branches look poorly constructed and uninhabitable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cactus Patch
Floyd | The path here follows the bottom of a deep ravine, but more notably,
Floyd | is thickly covered with long-needle cacti. To the south, the path

Floyd | widens at the base of a large hill. To the northeast, the path heads
Floyd | towards a grove of trees.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd | The path leads to a hill to the south and towards a grove of trees to
Floyd | the northeast.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Mine Entrance
Floyd | The north-south path widens at the base of a steep rocky hill where an
Floyd | apparently large mining operation once stood. Another trail heads off
Floyd | to the east. Narrow gauge tracks come down a small knoll down to the
Floyd | wide entrance carved into the hill. A mass of broken timbers surround

Floyd | the base of the foreboding entrance to the west. There is a sign at
Floyd | the top of the entrance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | The path quickly turns to the east, leading to...
Floyd |
Floyd | Oil Patch
Floyd | The path winds through thick bramble to a secluded clearing. In the
Floyd | middle of the clearing is a tall wooden derrick. Various debris is
Floyd | scattered around the derrick, including a bent-up green and white

Floyd | sign.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see an accordion here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "yay"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take accordion"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "play it"
Floyd | The old accordion honks, wheezes and spews out clouds of dust. Somehow
Floyd | though, through the melee, a couple of tones do manage to escape.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | Just Off the Ground, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are standing on a slat on the south face of the derrick just a few
Floyd | feet off the ground. Inscribed in one of the support beams just off to

Floyd | your left is the following:
Floyd |
Floyd | "I go around in circles,
Floyd | But always straight ahead
Floyd | Never complain,
Floyd | No matter where I am led.

Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | The structure seems to have stiffened up a bit, permitting further

Floyd | exploration.
Floyd |
Floyd | About Half Way Up, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are standing on a slat on the south face of the derrick halfway
Floyd | between the top and the base. Scrawled on one of the cross members is
Floyd | the following:

Floyd |
Floyd | "My life can be measured in hours,
Floyd | I serve by being devoured.
Floyd | Thin, I am quick
Floyd | Fat, I am slow
Floyd | Wind is my foe.

Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a nail here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | The structure seems to have stiffened up a bit, permitting further
Floyd | exploration.
Floyd |
Floyd | Almost to the Top, On the Derrick

Floyd | You are just a few feet from the top of the derrick. One of the
Floyd | adjacent slats has the following painted on it:
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm Black, I'm Brown,
Floyd | Yellow and Clear;
Floyd | I'm often found

Floyd | Amongst the Gears.
Floyd |
Floyd | Found Above
Floyd | And in the Ground,
Floyd | I can ease a
Floyd | Grating Sound.

Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | The structure seems to have stiffened up a bit, permitting further

Floyd | exploration.
Floyd |
Floyd | Platform, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are on a narrow platform at the very top of the oil derrick. The
Floyd | platform is spotted with a number of bird droppings. The view from
Floyd | here is mostly obstructed by trees, but you can make out the hill with

Floyd | the mine to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | High overhead, a Tombstone Jay circles the derrick with a bright
Floyd | yellow object grasped in its talons.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x jay"
Floyd | The huge bird is flying much too high to discern any detail.
Floyd |
Floyd | High overhead, a Tombstone Jay circles the derrick with a bright
Floyd | yellow object grasped in its talons.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "play accordion"
Floyd | The old accordion honks, wheezes and spews out clouds of dust. Somehow
Floyd | though, through the melee, a couple of tones do manage to escape.

Floyd |
Floyd | The Tombstone Jay immediately breaks out of its circling pattern and
Floyd | goes into a dive straight at you! At the last moment before collision,
Floyd | the crazy bird releases the yellow object and breaks out of the dive.
Floyd | The yellow object is true to its mark and smashes into the accordion,
Floyd | destroying the instrument on the spot. As the bird flies away to the

Floyd | north, it is apparent that the Tombstone Jay is overly critical of
Floyd | accordion music.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Platform, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are on a narrow platform at the very top of the oil derrick. The
Floyd | platform is spotted with a number of bird droppings. The view from
Floyd | here is mostly obstructed by trees, but you can make out the hill with
Floyd | the mine to the west.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x yellow"
Floyd | The yellow oily balm has a pungent smell reminiscent of burning
Floyd | rubber.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "perhaps it's at ground level?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |

Floyd | Almost to the Top, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are just a few feet from the top of the derrick. One of the
Floyd | adjacent slats has the following painted on it:
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm Black, I'm Brown,
Floyd | Yellow and Clear;

Floyd | I'm often found
Floyd | Amongst the Gears.
Floyd |
Floyd | Found Above
Floyd | And in the Ground,
Floyd | I can ease a

Floyd | Grating Sound.
Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | About Half Way Up, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are standing on a slat on the south face of the derrick halfway
Floyd | between the top and the base. Scrawled on one of the cross members is
Floyd | the following:
Floyd |

Floyd | "My life can be measured in hours,
Floyd | I serve by being devoured.
Floyd | Thin, I am quick
Floyd | Fat, I am slow
Floyd | Wind is my foe.
Floyd | What am I?"

Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a nail here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Just Off the Ground, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are standing on a slat on the south face of the derrick just a few
Floyd | feet off the ground. Inscribed in one of the support beams just off to
Floyd | your left is the following:
Floyd |

Floyd | "I go around in circles,
Floyd | But always straight ahead
Floyd | Never complain,
Floyd | No matter where I am led.
Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Oil Patch
Floyd | The path winds through thick bramble to a secluded clearing. In the

Floyd | middle of the clearing is a tall wooden derrick. Various debris is
Floyd | scattered around the derrick, including a bent-up green and white
Floyd | sign.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a small rock here.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take rock"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x rock"
Floyd | The bright yellow rock is nearly perfectly spherical and has a number
Floyd | of letters uniformly spaced on the surface.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "read rock"
Floyd | The bright yellow rock is nearly perfectly spherical and has a number
Floyd | of letters uniformly spaced on the surface.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "rub rock"
Floyd | You achieve nothing by this.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x letters"
Floyd | The black lettering is quite worn, but you can just make out:
Floyd | "TEDROTANO"
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "say tedrotano"
Floyd | Nothing seems to have happened.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "tedrotano"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "turn rock"
Floyd | Nothing obvious happens.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Any idea what to do with this rock?"
DavidW asks, "George, maybe?"
jenrexrode says, "tedrotano..."
Limbo says, "the letters might be an anagram"
Limbo says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a small rock
Floyd |   a lantern (providing light)
Floyd |   a gold locket (being worn and closed)
Floyd |   a stick
Floyd |     a sticky (lightly chewed) square of gum base

Floyd |   a green note
Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   an iron bar
Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)
Floyd |     some balm

Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |     some brown slurry
Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle
Floyd |   a cauldron

Floyd |     a match
Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a soiled note

Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a sharp knife
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode asks, "do a rotten?"
DavidW asks, "rotate don?"
jenrexrode says, "notate rod"
DavidW asks, "ten at door?"
Limbo says, "a warning: not eat rod :)"
DavidW says, "well, let's see George anyway."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Mine Entrance
Floyd | The north-south path widens at the base of a steep rocky hill where an

Floyd | apparently large mining operation once stood. Another trail heads off
Floyd | to the east. Narrow gauge tracks come down a small knoll down to the
Floyd | wide entrance carved into the hill. A mass of broken timbers surround
Floyd | the base of the foreboding entrance to the west. There is a sign at
Floyd | the top of the entrance.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cactus Patch
Floyd | The path here follows the bottom of a deep ravine, but more notably,

Floyd | is thickly covered with long-needle cacti. To the south, the path
Floyd | widens at the base of a large hill. To the northeast, the path heads
Floyd | towards a grove of trees.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bottom of Crow Hill

Floyd | A rather tall hill sprouts out of the landscape here, casting a deep
Floyd | shadow to the east. A well-traveled path leads up the hill to the
Floyd | northeast and a grassy trail leads off to the southeast. There is a
Floyd | sign lying in the dirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Top of Crow Hill
Floyd | The whole valley is revealed to you as you approach the summit. To the
Floyd | east, you see the largely decaying town of Deadeye Gulch, and just

Floyd | further, the small knoll known as Boot Hill. To the south, the dusty
Floyd | valley floor unfolds, divided by a small tree-lined creek. Large snowy
Floyd | mountains abut the hill to the north while endless badlands reach out
Floyd | seemingly forever to the west. The main trail continues around the
Floyd | hill to the west and down to the southwest, whereas a faint side trail
Floyd | heads towards the crest to the north.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Burned Down Shack

Floyd | Wisps of steam rise off of the charred timbers of what was once a
Floyd | fair-sized building. Small flames flare up occasionally producing a
Floyd | deep crackling sound. Paper-thin pieces of ash float hither and yon.
Floyd | An odd-shaped sign lies on the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | George is here staring at the charred remains of his gum factory.

Floyd |
Floyd | There is a brass key hanging on George's belt.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a burned sketch here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "show rock to george"
Floyd | "Thank you kindly ma'am, but I ain't interested in none of your
Floyd | stuff."
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about tedrotano"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Lucea says, "wow, this is still going"
DavidW says, "toe at dorn / donate rot / tornado te"
Limbo says, "not to read"
jenrexrode says, "dorn has a tree."
Limbo exclaims, "hey, dorn!"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ask george about dorn"
Floyd | "Can't ya see I got stuff on ma mind."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a small rock
Floyd |   a lantern (providing light)
Floyd |   a gold locket (being worn and closed)
Floyd |   a stick

Floyd |     a sticky (lightly chewed) square of gum base
Floyd |   a green note
Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   an iron bar
Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)

Floyd |     some balm
Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |     some brown slurry
Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle

Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a match
Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth

Floyd |     a soiled note
Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a sharp knife
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "rub locket"
Floyd | George looks around quickly and says, "Where in the hell did that
Floyd | woman go?"
Floyd | A tingling sensation runs up your spine and you feel a little lighter
Floyd | on your feet.

Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Burned Down Shack
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "rub rock"
Floyd | You achieve nothing by this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Do we want to go back to Dorn's Tree? I don't see how TETAO DORN helps."
Limbo says, "I don't know"
jenrexrode asks, "where would you want to be invisible? maybe taking george's key?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "shake rock"
Floyd | Results of such an activity are not as productive as you might have
Floyd | hoped.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. Worth a try."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "rub locket"
Floyd | George looks around quickly and says, "Where in the hell did that
Floyd | woman go?"

Floyd | A tingling sensation runs up your spine and you feel a little lighter
Floyd | on your feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says, "maybe we can steal the brass key while invisible"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take brass key"
Floyd | Like a thief in the night, you take the key from George's belt.
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |

Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode exclaims, "FTW!"
Limbo says, "hey that was telepathy"
DavidW says, "hooray!"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |

Floyd | Top of Crow Hill
Floyd | The whole valley is revealed to you as you approach the summit. To the
Floyd | east, you see the largely decaying town of Deadeye Gulch, and just
Floyd | further, the small knoll known as Boot Hill. To the south, the dusty
Floyd | valley floor unfolds, divided by a small tree-lined creek. Large snowy
Floyd | mountains abut the hill to the north while endless badlands reach out

Floyd | seemingly forever to the west. The main trail continues around the
Floyd | hill to the west and down to the southwest, whereas a faint side trail
Floyd | heads towards the crest to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bottom of Crow Hill
Floyd | A rather tall hill sprouts out of the landscape here, casting a deep

Floyd | shadow to the east. A well-traveled path leads up the hill to the
Floyd | northeast and a grassy trail leads off to the southeast. There is a
Floyd | sign lying in the dirt.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road

Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Unattended Trees
Floyd | The east-west trail here is lined by scraggly sycamore trees that look
Floyd | more dead than alive. Even the few birds' nests tucked away in the

Floyd | upper branches look poorly constructed and uninhabitable.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One

Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street

Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank

Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that

Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The

Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.

Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick
Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "get on car"
Floyd | You get into the handcar.
Floyd |

Floyd | You are starting to return to your normal opaqueness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push handle"
Floyd | (the handle)

Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | Train Track (in the handcar)
Floyd | The tracks continue east-west here through thick scrub brush and an
Floyd | occasional patch of cactus. There is a short section of track running
Floyd | parallel to, and eventually joining, the main track to form a spur.

Floyd |
Floyd | You are starting to return to your normal opaqueness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | Broken Bridge (in the handcar)
Floyd | The railroad tracks once crossed a deep gorge here, but the trestled
Floyd | bridge has long past seen its last train. The gaping hole in the

Floyd | middle of the bridge along with the highly questionable structural
Floyd | stability of the trestles themselves make further progress east
Floyd | unthinkable.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are starting to return to your normal opaqueness.
Floyd |

Floyd | Suddenly, you feel a little heavier on your feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)

Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | ...and you quickly stop it before falling into the gorge.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oops. Wrong way."
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | The lever is as far aft as it can go.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "push lever"
Floyd | You move the lever to the forward position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push handle"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | Train Track (in the handcar)

Floyd | The tracks continue east-west here through thick scrub brush and an
Floyd | occasional patch of cactus. There is a short section of track running
Floyd | parallel to, and eventually joining, the main track to form a spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I thought I left the lever in the other position."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push handle"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |

Floyd | Track Crossing (in the handcar)
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick
Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | Broken Track (in the handcar)

Floyd | The heat is stifling at this barren strip of track seemingly in the
Floyd | middle of nowhere. Even the ever present weeds have given up this area
Floyd | as hopeless and only a few cacti have managed to gain a foothold in
Floyd | the constantly shifting sand. The tracks here look to be in good shape
Floyd | despite the shifting sand.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |

Floyd | Narrow Ravine (in the handcar)
Floyd | The tracks gradually turn southwest here through a tight ravine cut
Floyd | into the sandy soil. Thick brush once again lines the tracks limiting
Floyd | passage only along the tracks themselves.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tracks through the ravine are littered with rattlesnakes.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...

Floyd |
Floyd | Numerous snakes strike at the wheels of the handcar.
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Line (in the handcar)
Floyd | Your makeshift railroad comes to an end here as several feet of sand
Floyd | cover the tracks. Right next to the tracks to the south is a small sod

Floyd | structure with a faded sign on top.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the peg is a ship wheel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd | You get out of the handcar.
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Line
Floyd | Your makeshift railroad comes to an end here as several feet of sand

Floyd | cover the tracks. Right next to the tracks to the south is a small sod
Floyd | structure with a faded sign on top.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the peg is a ship wheel.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Inside Sod Shack

Floyd | The inside of the shack smells quite musty and there is dust
Floyd | everywhere. Narrow shafts of light from the decaying roof highlight
Floyd | the dark dirt floor. There is a door to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a metal strongbox (which is closed) here.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "unlock strongbox with brass key"
Floyd | You unlock the metal strongbox.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "open it"
Floyd | You open the metal strongbox, revealing a stick of dynamite.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take tnt"
Floyd | You're carrying too many things already.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "drop brass key"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take tnt"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Line
Floyd | Your makeshift railroad comes to an end here as several feet of sand
Floyd | cover the tracks. Right next to the tracks to the south is a small sod
Floyd | structure with a faded sign on top.
Floyd |

Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the peg is a ship wheel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "get on car"
Floyd | You get into the handcar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | You move the lever to the aft position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push handle" jenrexrode says, "TEDROTANO"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | The rapid-fire clicking of fangs against steel greets your arrival.
Floyd |

Floyd | Narrow Ravine (in the handcar)
Floyd | The tracks gradually turn southwest here through a tight ravine cut
Floyd | into the sandy soil. Thick brush once again lines the tracks limiting
Floyd | passage only along the tracks themselves.
Floyd |
Floyd | The tracks through the ravine are littered with rattlesnakes.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...

Floyd |
Floyd | Broken Track (in the handcar)
Floyd | The heat is stifling at this barren strip of track seemingly in the
Floyd | middle of nowhere. Even the ever present weeds have given up this area
Floyd | as hopeless and only a few cacti have managed to gain a foothold in
Floyd | the constantly shifting sand. The tracks here look to be in good shape

Floyd | despite the shifting sand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode asks, "TNT ...?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing (in the handcar)
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick

Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd | You get out of the handcar.

Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd | A set of well-worn railroad tracks crosses the north-south trail here.
Floyd | The wooden ties have all but disintegrated and the rails are thick
Floyd | with bright red rust. The weed ridden-tracks run east-west.
Floyd |

Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "there was this pile of rocks"
Limbo says, "SW of the Trail"
Limbo asks, "other targets for the dynamite?"
DavidW says, "Not really."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Blind Canyon

Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel
Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and limited
Floyd | visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to the
Floyd | north.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | This northeast-southwest trail has all the appearances of being a main

Floyd | thoroughfare prior to becoming overrun with weeds and brush. A narrow
Floyd | footpath leads off to the east through the brush.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Clear Creek
Floyd | A briskly moving stream widens here and is shallow enough to cross
Floyd | without difficulty. Along one bank where the water slows to a crawl a
Floyd | deposit of black magnetite can be seen. The trail continues to the
Floyd | northeast and up a small ridge to the southwest.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "oh, I forgot about the magnetite... I actually meant further SW (Box Canyon)"
DavidW says, "sorry, was distracted."
jenrexrode says, "TEDROTANO TNT A RODEO"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | The main trail turns from northeast to south here, traversing a small
Floyd | grassy ridge.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd | You can head either northeast or south here.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail
Floyd | It is difficult to discern the trail here due to the thick sagebrush.

Floyd | The vegetation does thin a bit to the southeast and southwest, and a
Floyd | clear path leads north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Box Canyon
Floyd | The trail descends here into a deep canyon cut into the surrounding
Floyd | sandstone. It is cooler here as most of the sunlight is blocked by the
Floyd | high walls. The path through the canyon proceeds to the west, where
Floyd | you see a large stone outcropping, and rises sharply to the northeast.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Hole in the Wall

Floyd | The far end of the canyon ends abruptly at this solid wall of
Floyd | sandstone which ascends over fifty feet from where you are standing.
Floyd | The trail winds around some scrub brush to a pile of rocks which rests
Floyd | against the face of the wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "put tnt on pile"
Floyd | You find a good-sized space between the rocks and insert the dynamite.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "light tnt with lantern"
Floyd | This dangerous act would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "light tnt"
Floyd | This dangerous act would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo puts fingers in his ears
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take match"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "light match"
Floyd | You strike the match on a convenient surface and it flares to life.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "light tnt"
Floyd | This dangerous act would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "burn tnt"
Floyd | This dangerous act would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Hole in the Wall

Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | [Can't "undo" twice in succession. Sorry!]

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "%undo"
Floyd says (to DavidW), "Floyd doesn't know that trick."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "\undo"
Floyd | That's not a verb I recognise.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "argh. Have we lost our last match?"
jenrexrode says, "i beloieve so"
Limbo says, "maybe "light fuse" (would be Guess-the-noun, but worth a try)"
DavidW asks, "where was our last save point?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "light fuse"
Floyd | In true Douglas Adams fashion, you attempt to light the nonexistent
Floyd | fuse, which results in a nonexistent explosion. This is not entirely
Floyd | bad since the explosion would have resulted in mortal wounds which
Floyd | would have required you, the player, to have to 'restore' from your
Floyd | previous 'save' position. Now, as far as I remember, there is not one
Floyd | single fuse available in the story, so I wouldn't waste too much time

Floyd | trying to find one.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x tnt"
Floyd | The stick of dynamite is about ten inches long and an inch in

Floyd | diameter. An oily yellowish fluid oozes out of small cracks along the
Floyd | surface and out of a small hole in one end of the stick.
Floyd |
Floyd | The match has gone out.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "x tnt"
Floyd | The stick of dynamite is about ten inches long and an inch in
Floyd | diameter. An oily yellowish fluid oozes out of small cracks along the
Floyd | surface and out of a small hole in one end of the stick.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Hole in the Wall
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x fluid"
Floyd | The fluid is somewhat sticky and produces a light sulfur smell.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "light fluid"
Floyd | This dangerous act would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "taste fluid"
Floyd | The fluid has an odd sweet flavor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Hole in the Wall
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "smell fluid"
Floyd | Yup, it's smells like sulfur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says (to Floyd), "put match in hole"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Our match is gone."
DavidW says, "We'll need to restore."
Limbo says, "i thought it was still burning"
Limbo says, "it only said "flares to life""
Limbo asks, "?"
jenrexrode says, "no it went out after i x tnt"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf25"
Floyd | Enter saved game to load: Ok.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Mine Entrance
Floyd | The north-south path widens at the base of a steep rocky hill where an

Floyd | apparently large mining operation once stood. Another trail heads off
Floyd | to the east. Narrow gauge tracks come down a small knoll down to the
Floyd | wide entrance carved into the hill. A mass of broken timbers surround
Floyd | the base of the foreboding entrance to the west. There is a sign at
Floyd | the top of the entrance.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x ball"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x rock"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x accordion"
Floyd | The small accordion is quite dusty and of the twelve button variety.
Floyd | The bellows are cracked and three of the keys are missing. All in all,
Floyd | the old squeezebox is not much more than a piece of junk.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says, "damn"
Limbo says, "oh I didn't see that, there was lag at that moment"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cactus Patch
Floyd | The path here follows the bottom of a deep ravine, but more notably,
Floyd | is thickly covered with long-needle cacti. To the south, the path
Floyd | widens at the base of a large hill. To the northeast, the path heads
Floyd | towards a grove of trees.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road

Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Unattended Trees
Floyd | The east-west trail here is lined by scraggly sycamore trees that look
Floyd | more dead than alive. Even the few birds' nests tucked away in the
Floyd | upper branches look poorly constructed and uninhabitable.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and

Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One
Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick

Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water
Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,

Floyd | there is a saloon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |

Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that
Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road

Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Boot Hill
Floyd | You are standing atop a large knoll which apparently served as a
Floyd | cemetery at some point in time. Remains of a picket fence lie strewn

Floyd | about the hillside and most of the gravestones have disintegrated
Floyd | beyond recognition. One granite marker at the head of a grassless
Floyd | plot, however, remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a Tombstone Jay here standing on top of the grave marker.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "play accordion"
Floyd | Just as you are about to play, the Tombstone Jay takes to flight and
Floyd | strips the accordion from your grasp. The huge bird flies due east
Floyd | with his quarry until he is out of sight. In a few moments, the bird

Floyd | returns with empty talons and settles back on the grave marker.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd | The only way off the hill is down to the west.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road

Floyd | The trail here turns to fine dust with only a trace of vegetation. The
Floyd | wind is howling from the west, blowing dust, sand, and tumbleweeds
Floyd | everywhere. A brief respite in the blowing debris allows you to see
Floyd | the trail continuing north and an overgrown path going up to the east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | You are at the outskirts of what you would guess is a small town.
Floyd | Tumbleweeds and debris litter the trail giving all appearances that

Floyd | this place is deserted. The majority of buildings and other structures
Floyd | are to the west while a large barn-like building is due north. There
Floyd | is a faded sign just off to the side of the trail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd | You are at the east end of Deadeye Gulch on a street which is thick
Floyd | with dried grass and weeds. The remains of hitching posts and water

Floyd | troughs line the crumbling wooden sidewalks. Most of the buildings
Floyd | here have collapsed from aging timbers and a few appear as if they
Floyd | were burned down to their foundations. A couple of structures,
Floyd | however, have withstood the elements. To the north, there is a bank
Floyd | judging from the declaration as to such in the windows. To the south,
Floyd | there is a saloon.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street

Floyd | Most of the buildings on this end of town have given up the ghost and
Floyd | are but piles of broken lumber, tarpaper and other debris. One
Floyd | structure, to the north, seems to have fared considerably better than
Floyd | its neighbor to the south. The street narrows to the west where it
Floyd | appears to pick up a trail leading out of town. Back to the east is
Floyd | the center of town.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Unattended Trees

Floyd | The east-west trail here is lined by scraggly sycamore trees that look
Floyd | more dead than alive. Even the few birds' nests tucked away in the
Floyd | upper branches look poorly constructed and uninhabitable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd | The trail continues east-west here, but two side trails duck away up
Floyd | to the northwest and down to the southwest somewhat forming a fork.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cactus Patch

Floyd | The path here follows the bottom of a deep ravine, but more notably,
Floyd | is thickly covered with long-needle cacti. To the south, the path
Floyd | widens at the base of a large hill. To the northeast, the path heads
Floyd | towards a grove of trees.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Mine Entrance
Floyd | The north-south path widens at the base of a steep rocky hill where an
Floyd | apparently large mining operation once stood. Another trail heads off

Floyd | to the east. Narrow gauge tracks come down a small knoll down to the
Floyd | wide entrance carved into the hill. A mass of broken timbers surround
Floyd | the base of the foreboding entrance to the west. There is a sign at
Floyd | the top of the entrance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Oil Patch
Floyd | The path winds through thick bramble to a secluded clearing. In the
Floyd | middle of the clearing is a tall wooden derrick. Various debris is

Floyd | scattered around the derrick, including a bent-up green and white
Floyd | sign.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see an accordion here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "take accordion"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | Just Off the Ground, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are standing on a slat on the south face of the derrick just a few
Floyd | feet off the ground. Inscribed in one of the support beams just off to

Floyd | your left is the following:
Floyd |
Floyd | "I go around in circles,
Floyd | But always straight ahead
Floyd | Never complain,
Floyd | No matter where I am led.

Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | The structure seems to have stiffened up a bit, permitting further

Floyd | exploration.
Floyd |
Floyd | About Half Way Up, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are standing on a slat on the south face of the derrick halfway
Floyd | between the top and the base. Scrawled on one of the cross members is
Floyd | the following:

Floyd |
Floyd | "My life can be measured in hours,
Floyd | I serve by being devoured.
Floyd | Thin, I am quick
Floyd | Fat, I am slow
Floyd | Wind is my foe.

Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a nail here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | The structure seems to have stiffened up a bit, permitting further
Floyd | exploration.
Floyd |
Floyd | Almost to the Top, On the Derrick

Floyd | You are just a few feet from the top of the derrick. One of the
Floyd | adjacent slats has the following painted on it:
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm Black, I'm Brown,
Floyd | Yellow and Clear;
Floyd | I'm often found

Floyd | Amongst the Gears.
Floyd |
Floyd | Found Above
Floyd | And in the Ground,
Floyd | I can ease a
Floyd | Grating Sound.

Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | The structure seems to have stiffened up a bit, permitting further

Floyd | exploration.
Floyd |
Floyd | Platform, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are on a narrow platform at the very top of the oil derrick. The
Floyd | platform is spotted with a number of bird droppings. The view from
Floyd | here is mostly obstructed by trees, but you can make out the hill with

Floyd | the mine to the west.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh. feeding the corn *is* important."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "drop accordion"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Almost to the Top, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are just a few feet from the top of the derrick. One of the
Floyd | adjacent slats has the following painted on it:
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'm Black, I'm Brown,

Floyd | Yellow and Clear;
Floyd | I'm often found
Floyd | Amongst the Gears.
Floyd |
Floyd | Found Above
Floyd | And in the Ground,

Floyd | I can ease a
Floyd | Grating Sound.
Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | About Half Way Up, On the Derrick
Floyd | You are standing on a slat on the south face of the derrick halfway
Floyd | between the top and the base. Scrawled on one of the cross members is

Floyd | the following:
Floyd |
Floyd | "My life can be measured in hours,
Floyd | I serve by being devoured.
Floyd | Thin, I am quick
Floyd | Fat, I am slow

Floyd | Wind is my foe.
Floyd | What am I?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a nail here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "brief"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | TRYST OF FATE is now in its normal "brief" printing mode, which gives
Floyd | long descriptions of places never before visited and short
Floyd | descriptions otherwise.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Just Off the Ground, On the Derrick
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Oil Patch
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Mine Entrance
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cactus Patch
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Gerynar arrives, full of neither funk nor fun.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |

Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |

Floyd | Unattended Trees
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |

Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |

Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |

Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |

Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |

Floyd | Boot Hill
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a Tombstone Jay here standing on top of the grave marker.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "give corn to jay"
Floyd | The Tombstone Jay quickly gobbles down the corn.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | The massive bird takes to the air and disappears to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Unattended Trees
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cactus Patch
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Mine Entrance
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Oil Patch
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd |
Floyd | Just Off the Ground, On the Derrick
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Gerynar says, "still playing? man..this is a longer game than I expected"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | The structure seems to have stiffened up a bit, permitting further
Floyd | exploration.
Floyd |

Floyd | About Half Way Up, On the Derrick
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a nail here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | The structure seems to have stiffened up a bit, permitting further
Floyd | exploration.
Floyd |
Floyd | Almost to the Top, On the Derrick

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd | The structure seems to have stiffened up a bit, permitting further
Floyd | exploration.

Floyd |
Floyd | Platform, On the Derrick
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see an accordion here.
Floyd |
Floyd | High overhead, a Tombstone Jay circles the derrick with a bright

Floyd | yellow object grasped in its talons.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take accordion"
Floyd | Taken.

Floyd |
Floyd | High overhead, a Tombstone Jay circles the derrick with a bright
Floyd | yellow object grasped in its talons.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "play it"
Floyd | The old accordion honks, wheezes and spews out clouds of dust. Somehow
Floyd | though, through the melee, a couple of tones do manage to escape.
Floyd |
Floyd | The Tombstone Jay immediately breaks out of its circling pattern and

Floyd | goes into a dive straight at you! At the last moment before collision,
Floyd | the crazy bird releases the yellow object and breaks out of the dive.
Floyd | The yellow object is true to its mark and smashes into the accordion,
Floyd | destroying the instrument on the spot. As the bird flies away to the
Floyd | north, it is apparent that the Tombstone Jay is overly critical of
Floyd | accordion music.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Almost to the Top, On the Derrick

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | About Half Way Up, On the Derrick

Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a nail here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Just Off the Ground, On the Derrick
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd |
Floyd | Oil Patch
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a small rock here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "take rock"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Mine Entrance
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Cactus Patch
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "nw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bottom of Crow Hill
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ne"
Floyd |
Floyd | Top of Crow Hill
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Burned Down Shack
Floyd |
Floyd | George is here staring at the charred remains of his gum factory.

Floyd |
Floyd | There is a brass key hanging on George's belt.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a burned sketch here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "rub locket"
Floyd | George looks around quickly and says, "Where in the hell did that
Floyd | woman go?"
Floyd | A tingling sensation runs up your spine and you feel a little lighter
Floyd | on your feet.

Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take key"
Floyd | Like a thief in the night, you take the key from George's belt.
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Top of Crow Hill

Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "rub locket"
Floyd | Nothing seems to happen.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Bottom of Crow Hill
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd | You can't go that way.
Floyd |

Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd | You can't go that way.

Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "se"
Floyd |
Floyd | Fork in the Road
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Unattended Trees
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | West Main Street

Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | East Main Street
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Deadeye Gulch
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dusty Road

Floyd |
Floyd | You are starting to return to your normal opaqueness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are starting to return to your normal opaqueness.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "get on car"
Floyd | You get into the handcar.
Floyd |

Floyd | You are starting to return to your normal opaqueness.
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, you feel a little heavier on your feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push lever"
Floyd | You move the lever to the forward position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push handle"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | Broken Track (in the handcar)
Floyd |  The tracks here look to be in good shape despite the shifting sand.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...

Floyd |
Floyd | Narrow Ravine (in the handcar)
Floyd |
Floyd | The tracks through the ravine are littered with rattlesnakes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | Numerous snakes strike at the wheels of the handcar.

Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Line (in the handcar)
Floyd |
Floyd | On the peg is a ship wheel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd | You get out of the handcar.
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Line
Floyd |

Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the peg is a ship wheel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Inside Sod Shack
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a metal strongbox (which is closed) here.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "unlock strongbox with brass key"
Floyd | You unlock the metal strongbox.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "drop brass key"
Floyd | Dropped.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "open strongbox"
Floyd | You open the metal strongbox, revealing a stick of dynamite.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take tnt"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf26"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | End of the Line
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.

Floyd |
Floyd | On the peg is a ship wheel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "get on car"
Floyd | You get into the handcar.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | You move the lever to the aft position.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push handle"
Floyd | (the handle)

Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | The rapid-fire clicking of fangs against steel greets your arrival.
Floyd |
Floyd | Narrow Ravine (in the handcar)
Floyd |

Floyd | The tracks through the ravine are littered with rattlesnakes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)

Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | Broken Track (in the handcar)
Floyd |  The tracks here look to be in good shape despite the shifting sand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | Track Crossing (in the handcar)

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...

Floyd |
Floyd | Train Track (in the handcar)
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "g"
Floyd | (the handle)
Floyd | The handcar slowly begins to move...
Floyd |
Floyd | Broken Bridge (in the handcar)
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd | You get out of the handcar.
Floyd |
Floyd | Broken Bridge
Floyd |

Floyd | There is a rusted old handcar on the track spur.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | Train Track
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |

Floyd | Dusty Road
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |

Floyd | Track Crossing
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |

Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |

Floyd | Trail
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |

Floyd | Clear Creek
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |

Floyd | Trail
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd | You can head either northeast or south here.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Trail

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "sw"
Floyd |
Floyd | Box Canyon

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Hole in the Wall

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf27"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put tnt on pile"
Floyd | You find a good-sized space between the rocks and insert the dynamite.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x pile"
Floyd | There is stick of dynamite stuck between a couple of rocks in the
Floyd | pile.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tnt"
Floyd | The stick of dynamite is about ten inches long and an inch in
Floyd | diameter. An oily yellowish fluid oozes out of small cracks along the

Floyd | surface and out of a small hole in one end of the stick.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "okay. There's a small hole in the stick. I suppose we must put something in the tnt"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put rock in tnt"
Floyd | (the small rock in the stick of dynamite)
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put rock in small hole"
Floyd | (the small rock in the hole)
Floyd | The hole is too small for that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode asks, "something fuselike?"
Limbo says, "yes; theoretically I'd say put the match in the hole (non-burning end first)"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "x cloth"
Floyd | The white material is soaked with water and limp as a rag.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "put match in stick"
Floyd | (the stick of dynamite)
Floyd | You need to be holding the match before you can put it into something
Floyd | else.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take match"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "put match in tnt"
Floyd | That can't contain things.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put match in small hole"
Floyd | The hole is too small for that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open tnt"
Floyd | That's not something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a match
Floyd |   a small rock
Floyd |   a lantern (providing light)
Floyd |   a gold locket (being worn and closed)
Floyd |   a stick

Floyd |     a sticky (lightly chewed) square of gum base
Floyd |   a green note
Floyd |   a silver spoon
Floyd |   an iron bar
Floyd |   a cube of sugar
Floyd |   a tin (which is open)

Floyd |     some balm
Floyd |   a pitchfork
Floyd |   a pan
Floyd |     some brown slurry
Floyd |   a rusted oil can
Floyd |   a candle

Floyd |   a cauldron
Floyd |     a crumpled note
Floyd |     a leather-bound book
Floyd |     a shovel
Floyd |     a piece of gauzy cloth
Floyd |     a soiled note

Floyd |   a pair of old cowboy boots (being worn)
Floyd |   a sharp knife
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "The game said, though, that we won't be able to find a fuse."
jenrexrode says, "oh"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "throw lantern at tnt"
Floyd | The lantern misses its mark by a mile and bounces harmlessly off the
Floyd | rocks.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Hole in the Wall
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "throw candle at tnt"
Floyd | The candle misses its mark by a mile and bounces harmlessly off the
Floyd | rocks.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Hole in the Wall
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "smell rock"
Floyd | (the pile of rocks)
Floyd | You smell nothing unexpected.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "smell yellow rock"
Floyd | You smell nothing unexpected.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

Limbo says (to Floyd), "cut tnt with knife"
Floyd | Cutting that up would achieve little.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "throw yellow rock at tnt"
Floyd | As soon as the small rock leaves your hand, it pauses in midair as if
Floyd | sensing its target. The rock slowly maneuvers from side to side and
Floyd | then propels itself in a flash toward its intended target.
Floyd |

Floyd | The rock hits the dynamite on the mark causing a sizable explosion,
Floyd | sending rocks hither and yon. Through the settling dust you can make
Floyd | out a tunnel leading into the stone wall.
Floyd |
Floyd | A rather dusty and perturbed bear wanders out of the tunnel, sits
Floyd | down, and rubs his ears.

Floyd |
Floyd | The bear pulls out a copy of Reader's Digest and looks around for some
Floyd | woods.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says, "harhar, nice"
Limbo says, "and weird"
DavidW asks, "So what did TEDROTANO mean?"
Johnny says, "It's an anagram for TED ROTANO"
Gerynar says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd | You have so far scored 245 out of a possible 350, in 1526 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of Cow Puncher.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says, "o adore TNT"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | The bear snarls at you and displays his huge greenish fangs. Perhaps
Floyd | the bear doesn't like visitors in his home.

Floyd |
Floyd | The bear raises his nose and sniffs the air.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "rub locket"
Floyd | A tingling sensation runs up your spine and you feel a little lighter
Floyd | on your feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | The bear pulls out a copy of Reader's Digest and looks around for some
Floyd | woods.
Floyd |

Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Under a curtain of invisibility, you gingerly sneak past the brown
Floyd | bear. The bear startles and angrily smells the air but doesn't strike.

Floyd |
Floyd | You wander into the tunnel to find a light at the other end through
Floyd | some brambles and thicket. Progressing through the thicket, you find
Floyd | yourself in bright sunshine, but perhaps a little lighter for the
Floyd | effort. Also, your brown friend seems to have followed you.
Floyd | Dry Streambed

Floyd | Water hasn't found its way down this rocky streambed for years by the
Floyd | looks of all the weeds and wildflowers growing between the rocks. A
Floyd | grove of gatewood trees with thick underbrush prevents any further
Floyd | progress west. There is a tunnel to the east with thick bramble at the
Floyd | entrance, and the path heading north along the streambed.
Floyd |

Floyd | You can see a brown bear here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The bear pulls out a copy of Reader's Digest and looks around for some
Floyd | woods.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW | Chapter 3: "There and Back Again"
DavidW says, "(this is the last chapter)"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a gold locket (being worn and closed)
Floyd |
Floyd | The bear attempts to sharpen his claws on the ground.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Rotted Tree
Floyd | Progress up the stream bed is slow due to the large rocks and tall
Floyd | weeds. A large gatewood tree has fallen here and is well along its

Floyd | return to the elements. The path follows the streambed to the south
Floyd | and continues north to a small structure.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x tree"
Floyd | This gatewood must have stood thirty feet tall when it was alive. It
Floyd | looks like heavy winds might have uprooted the massive trunk and
Floyd | nature looks well on its way towards reclamation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Old Shack
Floyd | The streambed turn east here and vanishes into the thick bushes and
Floyd | weeds. To the west is an old run-down shack which looks several years

Floyd | past its prime. There is a hitching post just outside the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a horse here tied to the hitching post.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the horse are a blanket and a pair of saddlebags (which is closed).
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x horse"
Floyd | The horse is solid brown with a white marking on his forehead and has
Floyd | a considerable sway in his back. From the looks of it, the horse is
Floyd | long overdue for a little care or a quick trip to the glue factory.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x blanket"
Floyd | This is your typical brown horse blanket made of coarse wool.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x saddlebags"
Floyd | The two leather saddlebags are quite plain and are draped over the
Floyd | horse's back. On one bag, the word "BLIZZARD" is scrawled into the
Floyd | leather; on the other, "BEETLEBAUM."

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open beetlebaum"
Floyd | That's not something you can open.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open bags"
Floyd | The horse moves away from you and swishes his tail angrily.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "pet horse"
Floyd | That will hardly improve your situation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "say beetlebaum"
Floyd | "Beetlebaum!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open bags"
Floyd | The horse moves away from you and swishes his tail angrily.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x shack"
Floyd | That's not something you need to refer to in the course of this game.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Old Shack
Floyd | The streambed turn east here and vanishes into the thick bushes and
Floyd | weeds. To the west is an old run-down shack which looks several years
Floyd | past its prime. There is a hitching post just outside the door.
Floyd |

Floyd | There is a horse here tied to the hitching post.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the horse are a blanket and a pair of saddlebags (which is closed).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "give him some sugar"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x stream"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says, "We lost everything but the locket."
jenrexrode says, "aw"
Limax arrives, full of fun and funk. Limax says, "Wow... ong session"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can't, since the door is in the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "only 5 more hours..."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open door"
Floyd | You open the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Biscuit Residence
Floyd | The "Biscuit Residence" would hardly constitute a walk-in closet by
Floyd | your standards, but what it lacks in size is more than made up for by
Floyd | the charming decor of splintered wood, dense cobwebs, and the
Floyd | occasional trail of mouse droppings. There is a small wood stove

Floyd | nestled in one of the corners, whereas in the opposite corner is a
Floyd | couple of bedrolls, saddles and other supplies. There are a table and
Floyd | a couple of chairs in the center of the room. In front of the stove,
Floyd | you can just make out a good-sized rectangular cutout in the wood
Floyd | floor.
Floyd |

Floyd | Sitting at the table are two rugged-looking gnomish cowboys playing
Floyd | cards.
Floyd | The Biscuit Brothers don't take kindly to visitors and, in the blink
Floyd | of an eye, have you strung up to the nearest tree.
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 250 out of a possible 350, in 1545 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of Trail Blazer.
Floyd |

Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
vimes says, "nah, your clock's just fast"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Outside Old Shack

Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limax asks, "Going for the record?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Rotted Tree
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "verbose"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd | TRYST OF FATE is now in its "verbose" mode, which always gives long
Floyd | descriptions of locations (even if you've been there before).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Rotted Tree
Floyd | Progress up the stream bed is slow due to the large rocks and tall
Floyd | weeds. A large gatewood tree has fallen here and is well along its
Floyd | return to the elements. The path follows the streambed to the south
Floyd | and continues north to a small structure.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | Travel is somewhat confined to the north-south path.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd |
Floyd | Dry Streambed
Floyd | Water hasn't found its way down this rocky streambed for years by the

Floyd | looks of all the weeds and wildflowers growing between the rocks. A
Floyd | grove of gatewood trees with thick underbrush prevents any further
Floyd | progress west. There is a tunnel to the east with thick bramble at the
Floyd | entrance, and the path heading north along the streambed.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a brown bear here.

Floyd |
Floyd | The bear rubs his ears and shakes his head.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x bear"
Floyd | The bear is quite large even for the brown variety. He doesn't look
Floyd | that happy about the disturbance you have caused and keeps rubbing his
Floyd | ears with his giant paws.
Floyd |
Floyd | The bear rubs his behind against the stone wall.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo asks, "you want to lead the bear to the brothers?"
DavidW says, "I'd like to sic the bear on the brothers"
DavidW says, "also, perhaps we can enter the shack when invisible"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x weeds"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "or open the bags"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd | You can head east to the tunnel or north along the streambed.
Floyd |
Floyd | The bear growls a little and then breaks out in a yawn.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Rotted Tree
Floyd | Progress up the stream bed is slow due to the large rocks and tall

Floyd | weeds. A large gatewood tree has fallen here and is well along its
Floyd | return to the elements. The path follows the streambed to the south
Floyd | and continues north to a small structure.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Old Shack
Floyd | The streambed turn east here and vanishes into the thick bushes and
Floyd | weeds. To the west is an old run-down shack which looks several years

Floyd | past its prime. There is a hitching post just outside the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a horse here tied to the hitching post.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the horse are a blanket and a pair of saddlebags (which is closed).
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "rub locket"
Floyd | A tingling sensation runs up your spine and you feel a little lighter
Floyd | on your feet.
Floyd |

Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open bags"
Floyd | The horse, sensing something amiss, moves away and swishes his tail

Floyd | angrily.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Outside Old Shack
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Biscuit Residence
Floyd | The "Biscuit Residence" would hardly constitute a walk-in closet by
Floyd | your standards, but what it lacks in size is more than made up for by

Floyd | the charming decor of splintered wood, dense cobwebs, and the
Floyd | occasional trail of mouse droppings. There is a small wood stove
Floyd | nestled in one of the corners, whereas in the opposite corner is a
Floyd | couple of bedrolls, saddles and other supplies. There are a table and
Floyd | a couple of chairs in the center of the room. In front of the stove,
Floyd | you can just make out a good-sized rectangular cutout in the wood

Floyd | floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting at the table are two rugged-looking gnomish cowboys playing
Floyd | cards.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.

Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by ten points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd | Unless you're a termite, it isn't in the cards.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Come on Frank, deal the damn cards!"
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open cutout"
Floyd | That's not something you can open.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'll bet two bits if that ain't too rich for ya!"

Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "hit frank"
Floyd | Let's examine the odds first. The Biscuit Brothers have four loaded
Floyd | guns and you haven't a prayer. Doesn't seem like the odds are in your
Floyd | favor in any sense of the word.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You ain't got nothin' so I's raisen' ya two bits, Jim boy!"
Floyd |

Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x frank"
Floyd | The Biscuit brothers are nothing to write home about. Frank, the

Floyd | bigger of the two, has a long sandy beard and dark inset eyes. James
Floyd | looks years younger than Frank, is clean-shaven, and has thick jet
Floyd | black hair. Neither of the brothers are much over 4 feet tall, but the
Floyd | huge guns they are carrying seem to make up for this disadvantage.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I call. We done sure did scare ol' George there didn't we!"

Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x table"
Floyd | The table is your basic piece of wood with four legs and looks like it
Floyd | has been repaired dozens of times.
Floyd |
Floyd | "He don't need no horse anyway. Give me two cards there Frank."
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take cards"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x floor"
Floyd | You see nothing special about the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Burnin' down his old shack is goin' to make him pretty ornery I

Floyd | reckon. Dealer takes three."
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open trapdoor"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd |
Floyd | Biscuit Residence
Floyd | The "Biscuit Residence" would hardly constitute a walk-in closet by
Floyd | your standards, but what it lacks in size is more than made up for by
Floyd | the charming decor of splintered wood, dense cobwebs, and the

Floyd | occasional trail of mouse droppings. There is a small wood stove
Floyd | nestled in one of the corners, whereas in the opposite corner is a
Floyd | couple of bedrolls, saddles and other supplies. There are a table and
Floyd | a couple of chairs in the center of the room. In front of the stove,
Floyd | you can just make out a good-sized rectangular cutout in the wood
Floyd | floor.

Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting at the table are two rugged-looking gnomish cowboys playing
Floyd | cards.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I'll bet ya two buck-a-bins on this winner."
Floyd |

Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x stove"
Floyd | The coal-black stove is made from cast iron, has a grille on the

Floyd | front, and a flat surface on top for cooking. A flue runs from the
Floyd | back of the stove up through the roof.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You know I ain't got that kind of money, ya old fart!"
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "maybe we can smoke them out"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "close flue"
Floyd | That's not something you can close.

Floyd |
Floyd | "Well, how 'bout that ol' watch you come across?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "x flue"
Floyd | The flue is about 4 inches in diameter and has numerous dents and
Floyd | scratches. About halfway up the flue, there is a lever.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Hell, why not. I ain't wearin' no woman's watch and there ain't

Floyd | enough gold in it to sell. Hell, I'll even throw in this old apple to
Floyd | sweeten up the pot." Frank puts the watch and an apple on the table.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are starting to return to your normal opaqueness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Old Shack
Floyd | The streambed turn east here and vanishes into the thick bushes and
Floyd | weeds. To the west is an old run-down shack which looks several years

Floyd | past its prime. There is a hitching post just outside the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a horse here tied to the hitching post.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the horse are a blanket and a pair of saddlebags (which is closed).
Floyd |

Floyd | You are starting to return to your normal opaqueness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are starting to return to your normal opaqueness.
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, you feel a little heavier on your feet.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW asks, "Any ideas?"
Limbo says, "there was a lever on the flue"
DavidW asks, "was there?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "rub locket"
Floyd | A tingling sensation runs up your spine and you feel a little lighter
Floyd | on your feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Biscuit Residence
Floyd | The "Biscuit Residence" would hardly constitute a walk-in closet by
Floyd | your standards, but what it lacks in size is more than made up for by

Floyd | the charming decor of splintered wood, dense cobwebs, and the
Floyd | occasional trail of mouse droppings. There is a small wood stove
Floyd | nestled in one of the corners, whereas in the opposite corner is a
Floyd | couple of bedrolls, saddles and other supplies. There are a table and
Floyd | a couple of chairs in the center of the room. In front of the stove,
Floyd | you can just make out a good-sized rectangular cutout in the wood

Floyd | floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting at the table are two rugged-looking gnomish cowboys playing
Floyd | cards.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a green apple and a gold watch here.

Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | The lever moves effortlessly, and more important, quietly. You close
Floyd | the flue.
Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.

Floyd |
Floyd | Dark smoke starts to pour out of the front grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.
Floyd |

Floyd | Dark smoke is starting to fill the room!
Floyd |
Floyd | Both Biscuit brothers jump up from the table and rush towards the
Floyd | stove. James quickly opens the flue damper and the smoke starts to
Floyd | dissipate.
Floyd |

Floyd | "Damn stove is startin' to act up Frank. Teach ya to steal cheap junk.
Floyd | HA! Let's get back to cards. I'm feelin lucky!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Both cowboys return to the table and resume their card game.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | The lever moves effortlessly, and more important, quietly. You close
Floyd | the flue.

Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dark smoke starts to pour out of the front grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x grille"
Floyd | Dark smoke pours out of the grille. The fire behind the grille appears
Floyd | to be struggling.

Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dark smoke is starting to fill the room!
Floyd |
Floyd | Both Biscuit brothers jump up from the table and rush towards the

Floyd | stove. James quickly opens the flue damper and the smoke starts to
Floyd | dissipate.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Damn stove is startin' to act up Frank. Teach ya to steal cheap junk.
Floyd | HA! Let's get back to cards. I'm feelin lucky!"
Floyd |

Floyd | Both cowboys return to the table and resume their card game.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take apple"
Floyd | Startled by the apple's take to flight, the Biscuit brothers draw
Floyd | their guns and start shooting every which way. Although Frank takes a
Floyd | bullet in the leg and James one in the arm, the majority of bullets
Floyd | seem to have zeroed right in on you.

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** You have died ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 260 out of a possible 350, in 1573 turns,

Floyd | earning you the rank of Trail Blazer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Biscuit Residence
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x flue"
Floyd | The flue is about 4 inches in diameter and has numerous dents and
Floyd | scratches. About halfway up the flue, there is a lever.
Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x fire"
Floyd | Through the vertical slats of the grille you can make out a good size
Floyd | fire burning in the stove.

Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | The lever moves effortlessly, and more important, quietly. You close
Floyd | the flue.
Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.

Floyd |
Floyd | Dark smoke starts to pour out of the front grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "break it"
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.
Floyd |

Floyd | Dark smoke is starting to fill the room!
Floyd |
Floyd | Both Biscuit brothers jump up from the table and rush towards the
Floyd | stove. James quickly opens the flue damper and the smoke starts to
Floyd | dissipate.
Floyd |

Floyd | "Damn stove is startin' to act up Frank. Teach ya to steal cheap junk.
Floyd | HA! Let's get back to cards. I'm feelin lucky!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Both cowboys return to the table and resume their card game.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "maybe pull lever, then immediately get watch"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x cutout"
Floyd | The cutout is about 2 feet square and has a wooden cover.

Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "open cover"
Floyd | You manage to quietly slide the cover over a few feet, exposing an
Floyd | opening down into the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.

Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | The lever moves effortlessly, and more important, quietly. You close
Floyd | the flue.
Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dark smoke starts to pour out of the front grille.

Floyd |
Floyd | You are starting to return to your normal opaqueness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "grr. timing"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd | Biscuit Residence
Floyd | [Previous turn undone.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Old Shack
Floyd | The streambed turn east here and vanishes into the thick bushes and
Floyd | weeds. To the west is an old run-down shack which looks several years

Floyd | past its prime. There is a hitching post just outside the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a horse here tied to the hitching post.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the horse are a blanket and a pair of saddlebags (which is closed).
Floyd |

Floyd | You are starting to return to your normal opaqueness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.

Floyd |
Floyd | You are starting to return to your normal opaqueness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are starting to return to your normal opaqueness.
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, you feel a little heavier on your feet.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "rub locket"
Floyd | A tingling sensation runs up your spine and you feel a little lighter
Floyd | on your feet.
Floyd |

Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |

Floyd | Biscuit Residence
Floyd | The "Biscuit Residence" would hardly constitute a walk-in closet by
Floyd | your standards, but what it lacks in size is more than made up for by
Floyd | the charming decor of splintered wood, dense cobwebs, and the
Floyd | occasional trail of mouse droppings. There is a small wood stove
Floyd | nestled in one of the corners, whereas in the opposite corner is a

Floyd | couple of bedrolls, saddles and other supplies. There are a table and
Floyd | a couple of chairs in the center of the room. In front of the stove,
Floyd | you can just make out a good-sized rectangular cutout in the wood
Floyd | floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting at the table are two rugged-looking gnomish cowboys playing

Floyd | cards.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a green apple and a gold watch here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.
Floyd |

Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | The lever moves effortlessly, and more important, quietly. You close

Floyd | the flue.
Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dark smoke starts to pour out of the front grille.
Floyd |

Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x cover"
Floyd | The wooden cover has two hand-sized indentations.

Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dark smoke is starting to fill the room!
Floyd |
Floyd | Both Biscuit brothers jump up from the table and rush towards the

Floyd | stove. Frank quickly notices the open cutout and jumps over it, as
Floyd | does his brother. James quickly opens the flue damper and the smoke
Floyd | starts to dissipate.
Floyd |
Floyd | "How in the hell did that happen, Frank?"
Floyd |

Floyd | "Don't reckon I know, Jim, but sumpin isn't right here."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well, let's get back to cards."
Floyd |
Floyd | Frank moves the cover back over the cutout and the two cowboys resume
Floyd | their card game.

Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "maybe we need to get stuff from the horse first"
Limbo says, "get blanket"
Limbo says, "put blanket over cutout"
DavidW says, "oh. maybe."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Old Shack
Floyd | The streambed turn east here and vanishes into the thick bushes and
Floyd | weeds. To the west is an old run-down shack which looks several years
Floyd | past its prime. There is a hitching post just outside the door.
Floyd |

Floyd | There is a horse here tied to the hitching post.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the horse are a blanket and a pair of saddlebags (which is closed).
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take blanket"
Floyd | The horse looks relieved to have the blanket removed from his back.
Floyd |
Floyd | Taken.

Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd |
Floyd | Biscuit Residence
Floyd | The "Biscuit Residence" would hardly constitute a walk-in closet by
Floyd | your standards, but what it lacks in size is more than made up for by
Floyd | the charming decor of splintered wood, dense cobwebs, and the
Floyd | occasional trail of mouse droppings. There is a small wood stove

Floyd | nestled in one of the corners, whereas in the opposite corner is a
Floyd | couple of bedrolls, saddles and other supplies. There are a table and
Floyd | a couple of chairs in the center of the room. In front of the stove,
Floyd | you can just make out a good-sized rectangular cutout in the wood
Floyd | floor.
Floyd |

Floyd | Sitting at the table are two rugged-looking gnomish cowboys playing
Floyd | cards.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a green apple and a gold watch here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.

Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open cover"
Floyd | You manage to quietly slide the cover over a few feet, exposing an
Floyd | opening down into the floor.
Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo says, "because it said they noticed the cutout"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "put blanket on opening"
Floyd | You carefully cover the opening with the horse blanket.

Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "pull lever"
Floyd | The lever moves effortlessly, and more important, quietly. You close
Floyd | the flue.
Floyd |
Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.

Floyd |
Limbo says, "yeah"
Floyd | Dark smoke starts to pour out of the front grille.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd | Time passes.
Floyd |

Floyd | The two cowboys talk quietly as they continue the game.
Floyd |
Floyd | Dark smoke is starting to fill the room!
Floyd |
Floyd | Both Biscuit brothers jump up from the table and rush towards the
Floyd | stove. Frank is the first to find your trap, as the blanket quickly

Floyd | gives way permitting an immediate plunge into the cellar. James,
Floyd | following quickly, also takes the deep plunge and even manages to
Floyd | destroy the ladder during his fall. The Biscuit brothers are trapped.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |

Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by twenty points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limbo exclaims, "yay!"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take all from table"
Floyd | You can't use multiple objects with that verb.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Limax says, "Actually, I'm not feeling up to sitting in front of the computer"
Limax walks slowly out of the room and into the sunset.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "take watch. take apple"
Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | (from the cellar)
Floyd | "Ruins the whole day, doesn't it Frank?"

Floyd |
Floyd | The smoke in here is so thick you can hardly breathe!
Floyd |
Floyd | You are invisible.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by twenty points.]

Floyd | Taken.
Floyd |
Floyd | (from the cellar)
Floyd | "Who in the hell is goin to get us out of here?!"
Floyd |
Floyd | The smoke seems to be clearing a bit.

Floyd |
Floyd | You are starting to return to your normal opaqueness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "push lever"
Floyd | You are unable to.
Floyd |
Floyd | (from the cellar)
Floyd | "Damn stove's more problem than it's worth."
Floyd |
Floyd | The smoke is almost gone. The fire must be going out.

Floyd |
Floyd | You are starting to return to your normal opaqueness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Old Shack
Floyd | The streambed turn east here and vanishes into the thick bushes and
Floyd | weeds. To the west is an old run-down shack which looks several years
Floyd | past its prime. There is a hitching post just outside the door.
Floyd |

Floyd | There is a horse here tied to the hitching post.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the horse is a pair of saddlebags (which is closed).
Floyd |
Floyd | You are starting to return to your normal opaqueness.
Floyd |

Floyd | Suddenly, you feel a little heavier on your feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "give apple to horse"
Floyd | The horse devours the green apple.

Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by five points.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ride horse"
Floyd | How do you propose to do that from where you are standing?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "get on horse"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Old Shack (on the horse)
Floyd | The streambed turn east here and vanishes into the thick bushes and
Floyd | weeds. To the west is an old run-down shack which looks several years
Floyd | past its prime. There is a hitching post just outside the door.
Floyd |

Floyd | On the horse you can see a pair of saddlebags (which is closed).
Floyd |
Floyd | You pull yourself onto the horse.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "untie horse"
Floyd | How can you do that while sitting on the horse?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "stand"
Floyd | You get off the horse.
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Old Shack
Floyd | The streambed turn east here and vanishes into the thick bushes and
Floyd | weeds. To the west is an old run-down shack which looks several years

Floyd | past its prime. There is a hitching post just outside the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a horse here tied to the hitching post.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the horse is a pair of saddlebags (which is closed).
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "untie horse"
Floyd | You untie the horse from the rail.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "get on horse"
Floyd |
Floyd | Outside Old Shack (on the horse)
Floyd | The streambed turn east here and vanishes into the thick bushes and
Floyd | weeds. To the west is an old run-down shack which looks several years

Floyd | past its prime. There is a hitching post just outside the door.
Floyd |
Floyd | On the horse you can see a pair of saddlebags (which is closed).
Floyd |
Floyd | You pull yourself onto the horse.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "ride horse"
Floyd | The horse just shakes his head and starts to doze off.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "beetlebaum"
Floyd | "Beetlebaum!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "blizzard"
Floyd | Beetlebaum races off through the brush at breakneck speed, stripping
Floyd | you of all your possessions. The landscape flies by as the old horse
Floyd | seeks the shelter of George's shack so as not to have to brave the
Floyd | oncoming blizzard. Following nearly invisible trails, the horse breaks

Floyd | out of the brush onto the main trail. Without hesitation, the horse
Floyd | continues north along the trail across Clear Creek and then northeast
Floyd | toward Blind Canyon.
Floyd |
Floyd | As the horse makes the last turn into the canyon, Beetlebaum startles
Floyd | at the sight of something up ahead on the trail. At this point, you

Floyd | and the horse go your own separate ways. Beetlebaum falls to the
Floyd | ground, quickly regains his footing, and continues his journey north
Floyd | to shelter. You, on the other hand, fly through air with the greatest
Floyd | of ease until falling face first onto the dusty trail.
Floyd |
Floyd | As you get up and take inventory of your faculties, you feel something

Floyd | cold against your head and hear the click of a gun's hammer.
Floyd |
Floyd | Blind Canyon
Floyd | The trail winds its way from the southwest through a shadowy canyon
Floyd | formed in the cleft of two large hills. You cannot help but feel
Floyd | confined and vulnerable by the sheer walls of this gorge and the

Floyd | limited visibility in front of you and behind. The trail continues to
Floyd | the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see Black Thad McGee here.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well, what do we have here? Huh, little missy? Seems like you and me

Floyd | have some unfinished business."
Floyd |
Floyd | Thad puts the pistol back into the holster.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by fifteen points.]
Floyd |

Floyd | >
Limbo says, "wow, sudden rush of events"
DavidW says, "Run north. Call for Beetlebaum to save us? I think we lost the locket."
Limbo says, "hmm"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf28"
Floyd | Enter saved game to store: Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Don't be runnin off there missy. I've done shot more than a few in
Floyd | the back."
Floyd |

Floyd | "Yuh see now, you kinda spoiled my shootin' with your little tricks.
Floyd | Yuh know, it's pretty damn hard for an old guy like me tuh make a
Floyd | livin' without a good shootin' hand. But I learned. Yah, I learned to
Floyd | use muh other hand. Sure the boys laughed a spell 'bout it, but I done
Floyd | showed 'em just like I is goin' to show yuh.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "rub locket"
Floyd | You can't see any such thing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "kick thad"
Floyd | Violence isn't the answer to this one.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Yuh know, I waited quite a spell for this day. Yuh see, no one could
Floyd | figure what happened to yuh. But I waited. Yup, I knew we'd cross

Floyd | paths again. And here we both be. Me with muh guns, yous with nothin.
Floyd | Sounds pretty fair to me!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "beetlebaum"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Well, 'nuff of this jawin'. Better say your prayers missy!"
Floyd |
Floyd | As soon as you blurt it out, echoes of "Beetlebaum" fill the canyon.
Floyd |
Floyd | >

DavidW says (to Floyd), "beetlebaum"
Floyd |
Floyd | Black Thad pulls out a pistol from his holster.
Floyd |
Floyd | The sound of a galloping horse fills the canyon!

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "beetlebaum"
Floyd |
Floyd | Black Thad carefully checks the gun for bullets.

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Black Thad's eyes turn big as saucers as he spots the daunting sight
Floyd | of George and Beetlebaum racing down the trail at full gallop.
Floyd | Beetlebaum's eyes are filled with rage, his nose flared, and thick
Floyd | white foam spews from his mouth. Just as Beetlebaum lowers his head

Floyd | for a full charge, George screams out in an earsplitting yell, "HERE
Floyd | COMES BEETLEBAUM!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Black Thad, out of reflex, goes for his right gun first to shoot the
Floyd | charging horse. His thumbless hand fumbles the gun around and then
Floyd | drops it to the ground. In an instant, but an instant too late, he

Floyd | goes for his other gun with his good hand. Beetlebaum, with his ears
Floyd | back, plows into Black Thad like a freight train. Black Thad is
Floyd | launched into the air from the collision and slams into the canyon
Floyd | wall. What life may have been left in Black Thad is certainly
Floyd | concluded by the ensuing rockslide.
Floyd |

Floyd | After the dust clears a little, George stares at you for a moment and
Floyd | says, "I just knew you'd be the one to clean up around these parts.
Floyd | Heck, when I tricked ol' Frank into goin' above to rile yuh up, I
Floyd | could just feel it in mah bones. Beetlebaum, get yer miserable hide
Floyd | over here!"
Floyd |

Floyd | As Beetlebaum saunters over, still wet with sweat, George opens the
Floyd | saddlebag and takes out a blue gumball and hands it to you. "Go on,
Floyd | get on home! I don't take to no good-byes from no woman." George
Floyd | pauses, and then breaks out in a big smile and chortles, "Ah heck, ya
Floyd | done good. Hell, ya done great. I's can't thank ya enough fer helpin'
Floyd | out. Let's get some grub and get ya on yer way."

Floyd |
Floyd | After a pleasant meal of beans and jerky, you say your good-byes to
Floyd | the old cowboy. Following a long hug and a quick peck on the cheek,
Floyd | you finally partake of the blue gum. Quicker than an instant, you find
Floyd | yourself....                      (Press SPACE to Continue)
Floyd |

Limbo says, "hey, not bad"
jenrexrode says, "beetlejuice"
DavidW pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | On the Floor

Floyd |
Floyd | You are lying on the floor staring at the ceiling. Your head feels
Floyd | surprisingly good considering your previous antics. In fact, you feel
Floyd | quite refreshed from your hiatus from consciousness.
Floyd |
Floyd | [Your score has just gone up by thirty points.]

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd | You are carrying:
Floyd |   a gold watch (being worn)

Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x watch"
Floyd | The dainty wristwatch is made from 18kt gold and shines like the sun.
Floyd |

Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "stand"
Floyd | As you get to your feet, you begin to realize that you must have
Floyd | really had a good whack to the head. Dismissing the previous events as
Floyd | a bad dream, you continue your routine and get ready to start dinner.

Floyd |
Floyd | It isn't until some time later that evening that you discover an odd
Floyd | gold locket and a note under your pillow.
Floyd |
Floyd | The note reads:
Floyd | "Thank you ma'am for all your help on getting things settled around

Floyd | Deadeye. With the Biscuit Brothers and Black Thad out of the way,
Floyd | people are startin to move back towards town. There's even talk about
Floyd | reopenin the mine and maybe drillin some more wells. Beetlebaum is
Floyd | feelin spry as a colt, and hell, I may even rebuild the ol Gumball
Floyd | Factory.
Floyd |

Floyd | Thanks again for yer help and I hope the locket comes in handy from
Floyd | time to time.
Floyd |
Floyd | (signed) George & Beetlebaum
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |     *** You have won ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 350 out of a possible 350, in 1614 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of Hero of Deadeye Gulch.
Floyd |

Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, see some suggestions
Floyd | for AMUSING things to do or QUIT?
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "wow. finally"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "amusing"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |                                About Tryst of Fate
Floyd |  N = next subject                                                  P =
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject                                          Q = re
Floyd | sume game

Floyd |  There is information available on the following:
Floyd |
Floyd |    > Who are George and Beetlebaum?
Floyd |      About Various Objects and Places in the Game
Floyd |      Scoring

Floyd |      Things to Try
Floyd |      And Finally...
Floyd |
Limbo exclaims, "yay! high fives all around!"
DavidW presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | George and Beetlebaum were a creation of my father some thirty-five
Floyd | years ago. As a petroleum geologist, my dad spent a significant amount
Floyd | of time in the field at various drilling sites. He would bring home
Floyd | tales of G&B and how they lived down in the "hole." Maybe he spent a

Floyd | little too much time out in the field...
Floyd |
Floyd | [Please press SPACE.]
DavidW pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |                                About Tryst of Fate
Floyd |  N = next subject                                                  P =
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject                                          Q = re
Floyd | sume game
Floyd |  There is information available on the following:

Floyd |
Floyd |    > Who are George and Beetlebaum?
Floyd |      About Various Objects and Places in the Game
Floyd |      Scoring
Floyd |      Things to Try

Floyd |      And Finally...
Floyd |
DavidW says (to Floyd), "p"
Floyd |
Floyd |                                About Tryst of Fate

Floyd |  N = next subject                                                  P =
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject                                          Q = re
Floyd | sume game
Floyd |  There is information available on the following:
Floyd |
Floyd |      Who are George and Beetlebaum?

Floyd |      About Various Objects and Places in the Game
Floyd |      Scoring
Floyd |      Things to Try
Floyd |    > And Finally...
Floyd |

DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd |                                About Tryst of Fate
Floyd |  N = next subject                                                  P =
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject                                          Q = re

Floyd | sume game
Floyd |  There is information available on the following:
Floyd |
Floyd |    > Who are George and Beetlebaum?
Floyd |      About Various Objects and Places in the Game

Floyd |      Scoring
Floyd |      Things to Try
Floyd |      And Finally...
Floyd |
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd |                                About Tryst of Fate
Floyd |  N = next subject                                                  P =
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject                                          Q = re
Floyd | sume game
Floyd |  There is information available on the following:

Floyd |
Floyd |      Who are George and Beetlebaum?
Floyd |    > About Various Objects and Places in the Game
Floyd |      Scoring
Floyd |      Things to Try

Floyd |      And Finally...
Floyd |
DavidW presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd | 1. The House
Floyd | The house depicted is the house we currently live in. As this game was
Floyd | originally written for my wife, I wanted her not to get too lost to
Floyd | start with. This portion of the game was my experimenting with Inform
Floyd | and I decided to leave it in after several revisions. Incidentally, my
Floyd | wife has never played the game.

Floyd |
Floyd | 2. Gold Watch
Floyd | The gold watch was a Christmas present I gave my wife. Since she was
Floyd | the protagonist in the experimental version, it was the only
Floyd | motivation I could contrive at the time.
Floyd |

Floyd | 3. Deadeye Gulch
Floyd | The buildings and so forth in Deadeye Gulch are a combination of my
Floyd | recollections of Deadwood, South Dakota and Virginia City, Montana.
Floyd | The rosewood bar in the Saloon is based on the "Silver Dollar" in
Floyd | Miles City, Montana.
Floyd |

Floyd | 4. Chokecherry Bushes
Floyd | Chokecherry bushes are a staple of the Montana landscape. The small
Floyd | black berries are somewhat tart and are especially good when canned.
Floyd |
Floyd | 5. Willow Tree
Floyd | The willow tree in the story was based on a willow tree across the

Floyd | street from where I grew up. The tree was in Fred Dorn's yard at the
Floyd | time, and was recently cut down since it was dying from old age.
Floyd |
Floyd | 6. Trystanium & Tombstone Jay
Floyd | Trystanium is named after and based on my nephew Tristan. The
Floyd | Tombstone Jay is named after my nephew TJ. Both are great kids who

Floyd | helped test the game along with their dad, who is "John Bro" in the
Floyd | story.
Floyd |
Floyd | 7. Gold Nugget
Floyd | The gold panning bit was based on my brother's attempt to make his
Floyd | fortune when we were on vacation in Deadwood years ago. For the

Floyd | record, he did manage to find a few flakes.
Floyd |
Floyd | 8. Slot Machine
Floyd | The slot machine puzzle is based on a 5th grade homework problem
Floyd | provided by one of my co-workers. We spent a lot of time fooling
Floyd | around with this puzzle at the office.

Floyd |
Floyd | 9. Tombstone
Floyd | The tombstone at Boot Hill is based on a tombstone found on a small
Floyd | island at Canyon Ferry, Montana.
Floyd |
Floyd | 10. Clear Creek

Floyd | Clear Creek is a little stream that runs across my uncle's farm in
Floyd | Montana. In addition to many other adventures, this is where I had my
Floyd | first introduction to a rattlesnake.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd | [Please press SPACE.]
DavidW says, "Let me know when to continue"
Limbo says, "okay"
DavidW pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |                                About Tryst of Fate
Floyd |  N = next subject                                                  P =
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject                                          Q = re
Floyd | sume game
Floyd |  There is information available on the following:

Floyd |
Floyd |      Who are George and Beetlebaum?
Floyd |    > About Various Objects and Places in the Game
Floyd |      Scoring
Floyd |      Things to Try

Floyd |      And Finally...
Floyd |
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd |                                About Tryst of Fate

Floyd |  N = next subject                                                  P =
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject                                          Q = re
Floyd | sume game
Floyd |  There is information available on the following:
Floyd |
Floyd |      Who are George and Beetlebaum?

Floyd |      About Various Objects and Places in the Game
Floyd |    > Scoring
Floyd |      Things to Try
Floyd |      And Finally...
Floyd |

DavidW presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The scoring for this shindig goes as follows:
Floyd |

Floyd | Picking up soap                           5 pts
Floyd | Entering Kati's room                      5 pts
Floyd | Getting lost gum                          5 pts
Floyd | Opening safe                              5 pts
Floyd | Turning over the pencil sketch           10 pts
Floyd | Opening Master Bedroom closet             5 pts

Floyd | Entering Clearing                        15 pts
Floyd |
Floyd | Finding matches                           5 pts
Floyd | Finding gold nugget                       5 pts
Floyd | Cleaning table                            5 pts
Floyd | Unlocking Livery door                    10 pts

Floyd | Getting square tin                        5 pts
Floyd | Reading crumpled note                     5 pts
Floyd | Taking cowboy boots                       5 pts
Floyd | Getting the small rock                    5 pts
Floyd | Making orange gumball                    10 pts
Floyd | Making coin                               5 pts

Floyd | Finding whiskey bottle                   10 pts
Floyd | Getting derringer                         5 pts
Floyd | Shooting Black Thad                      10 pts
Floyd | Getting iron bar                          5 pts
Floyd | Entering Beaver Dam                      10 pts
Floyd | Sharpening knife                          5 pts

Floyd | Cutting willow branch                     5 pts
Floyd | Removing locket from hole                10 pts
Floyd | Entering Cactus Patch                     5 pts
Floyd | Opening Mine Entrance                     5 pts
Floyd | Answering first riddle                    5 pts
Floyd | Answering second riddle                   5 pts

Floyd | Taking Trystanium                        10 pts
Floyd | Putting Tryst in locket                   5 pts
Floyd | Taking brass key                          5 pts
Floyd | Finding handcar                           5 pts
Floyd | Oiling handcar                            5 pts
Floyd | Getting past rattlesnakes                10 pts

Floyd | Opening sod shack door                   10 pts
Floyd | Removing pile of rocks                    5 pts
Floyd | Entering Dry Stream Bed                   5 pts
Floyd |
Floyd | Successfully entering Biscuit shack      10 pts
Floyd | Trapping Biscuit Brothers                20 pts

Floyd | Obtaining gold watch                     20 pts
Floyd | Feeding horse (Beetlebaum)                5 pts
Floyd | Riding Beetlebaum                        15 pts
Floyd | Winning showdown at Blind Canyon         30 pts
Floyd |                                          ------
Floyd |                                         350 pts

Floyd |
Floyd | [Please press SPACE.]
jenrexrode says, "ok"
Limbo says, "it all sounds quickly done in retrospect :)"
DavidW pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |                                About Tryst of Fate
Floyd |  N = next subject                                                  P =
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject                                          Q = re
Floyd | sume game

Floyd |  There is information available on the following:
Floyd |
Floyd |      Who are George and Beetlebaum?
Floyd |      About Various Objects and Places in the Game
Floyd |    > Scoring

Floyd |      Things to Try
Floyd |      And Finally...
Floyd |
DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |

Floyd |                                About Tryst of Fate
Floyd |  N = next subject                                                  P =
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject                                          Q = re
Floyd | sume game
Floyd |  There is information available on the following:
Floyd |

Floyd |      Who are George and Beetlebaum?
Floyd |      About Various Objects and Places in the Game
Floyd |      Scoring
Floyd |    > Things to Try
Floyd |      And Finally...

Floyd |
DavidW presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Have you tried:

Floyd |
Floyd | Drinking the water on the bathroom floor?
Floyd | Swimming at the Beaver Dam?
Floyd | Cutting two branches off of the willow tree?
Floyd | Interacting with the rattlesnakes?
Floyd | Kissing Black Thad at the Saloon?

Floyd | Throwing the dynamite at stuff?
Floyd | Looking under the table in the vault?
Floyd | Following the Road to Herringville?
Floyd | Taking the Black Rod?
Floyd | Mapping the Mine?
Floyd |

Floyd | [Please press SPACE.]
DavidW pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |                                About Tryst of Fate

Floyd |  N = next subject                                                  P =
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject                                          Q = re
Floyd | sume game
Floyd |  There is information available on the following:
Floyd |
Floyd |      Who are George and Beetlebaum?

Floyd |      About Various Objects and Places in the Game
Floyd |      Scoring
Floyd |    > Things to Try
Floyd |      And Finally...
Floyd |

DavidW says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd |
Floyd |                                About Tryst of Fate
Floyd |  N = next subject                                                  P =
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject                                          Q = re

Floyd | sume game
Floyd |  There is information available on the following:
Floyd |
Floyd |      Who are George and Beetlebaum?
Floyd |      About Various Objects and Places in the Game
Floyd |      Scoring

Floyd |      Things to Try
Floyd |    > And Finally...
Floyd |
DavidW presses the yellow enter button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | This game was for me the ultimate adventure in just trying to put it
Floyd | together and complete it. It took the better part of 18 months to
Floyd | write. Having really no programming experience of this nature, even
Floyd | the simplest things seemed to take forever. The feedback I have

Floyd | received on the game has been well beyond anything I could have
Floyd | imagined. I would like to thank each of you folks who took a moment
Floyd | and dropped me a note. It made the whole project worthwhile.
Floyd |
Floyd | As a long-time fan of interactive fiction, it was a discovery of a
Floyd | lifetime to find the tools and documentation to even attempt this

Floyd | story. Accordingly, I would like to give special thanks to Graham
Floyd | Nelson for his incredible work. I cannot comprehend the amount of time
Floyd | and commitment it took to develop Inform.
Floyd |
Floyd | Next on the list, no game would be complete without recognizing the
Floyd | pioneering work of Willie Crowther and Don Woods. The original

Floyd | Adventure was nothing short of amazing to me when I played it on a
Floyd | XEROX Sigma 7 about 20 years ago. I didn't finish the game until the
Floyd | early 80's on my C64. What a thrill!
Floyd |
Floyd | Of course, the folks at Infocom really cut the cake for me. The thrill
Floyd | of getting a disk drive for my C64 and Zork I on the same day was

Floyd | nothing short of orgasmic. Getting so much entertainment into 80k of
Floyd | memory is truly one of the major accomplishments of the computer age.
Floyd | My favorite game to this day is Enchanter.
Floyd |
Floyd | And speaking of thrills, the day I found the interactive community out
Floyd | on the Net was nothing short of a religious experience. So many good

Floyd | folks with a common interest. I thank you all for keeping the art
Floyd | alive.
Floyd |
Floyd | Last of all, I'd like to thank my brother. He introduced me to
Floyd | Adventure and we played pretty much most of the I-F games together,
Floyd | although geographically never in the same place. And, accordingly,

Floyd | this game is dedicated to him.
Floyd |
Floyd | And speaking of dedication, my heart goes out to all of you folks who
Floyd | play I-F. If you were patient enough to complete the game, please let
Floyd | me know at the e-mail address listed when you type 'HELP' in the game.
Floyd | Thank you so much, and God bless.

Floyd |
Floyd | And finally, long live George and Beetlebaum!
Floyd |
Floyd | [Please press SPACE.]
DavidW says, "yayness"
jenrexrode says, "cool"
DavidW pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |                                About Tryst of Fate

Floyd |  N = next subject                                                  P =
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject                                          Q = re
Floyd | sume game
Floyd |  There is information available on the following:
Floyd |
Floyd |      Who are George and Beetlebaum?

Floyd |      About Various Objects and Places in the Game
Floyd |      Scoring
Floyd |      Things to Try
Floyd |    > And Finally...
Floyd |

Limbo says, "well said"
Lucea disappears through an invisible gap in the MUD. You think you may have heard the sounds of chatting before the gap closed again. DavidW says, "I guess that's it. We've seen everything."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "q"
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game, see some suggestions
Floyd | for AMUSING things to do or QUIT?
Floyd | >
Lionheart arrives, full of fun and funk. DavidW asks, "Jacqueline, are you still awake?"
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "AMUSING"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |

Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |                                About Tryst of Fate

Floyd |  N = next subject                                                  P =
Floyd |  RETURN = read subject                                          Q = re
Floyd | sume game
Floyd |  There is information available on the following:
Floyd |
Floyd |    > Who are George and Beetlebaum?

Floyd |      About Various Objects and Places in the Game
Floyd |      Scoring
Floyd |      Things to Try
Floyd |      And Finally...
Floyd |
Gerynar says, "so, is this the longest clubfloyd game? (10.75 hours)"
Lionheart says, "Wow, that long? I missed quite the session."
DavidW says (to Gerynar), "no, I think we have a couple others that were longer but split into multiple sessions."
DavidW says, "This was probably the longest session, though."
Johnny asks, "Remember that Best of the Comp session?"
Johnny says, "That lasted weeks."
Limbo says, "up next week: Curses :)"
Johnny says, "Heh. Drat!"
jenrexrode says, "we played more than one game."
jenrexrode says, "we played one with only $ and #"
DavidW says, "well, that was a good session, but I kinda need to do other things and maybe eat and sleep."
Limbo says, "yeah, that was from the "Twitter-sized" Comp" </