ClubFloyd Transcript:
Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom by S. John Ross
As played on ifMUD on September 9 & 16, 2012

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 Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom written by S. John Ross. Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom was a commercially-released piece of interactive fiction from Cumberland Games that eventually became freeware. It was a 2007 Xyzzy Awards finalist for Best Individual NPC (for the character of Gunwar). You can learn more about this game, including how to download it, by visiting its ifWiki page: Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom.


WARNING! Below you will find a transcript of people playing these games, and it goes without saying that the transcript is full of spoilers. So, if you've never played these games, 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.

ANOTHER WARNING! A lot (most!) of the transcripts contained on this site are, shall we say, family-friendly. This is not one of those family-friendly transcripts. Just so we're clear.


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Jacqueline asks, "We didn't have any sort of plan for today, did we?"
DavidW says, "I really don't remember."
DavidW says, "I've been a bit unreliable here lately."
Jacqueline says, "During our drive yesterday, we played a game I think CF or NF would really enjoy, though the four of us in the car played for hours and only had half the points when we ran out of battery, so perhaps it's more of a multi-session thing, which I guess is fine for either CF or NF, as long as we know going in."
Jacqueline says, "Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom was the game."
Jacqueline says, "Very puzzly. Very over the top, but knows it is and commits to it."
DavidW asks, "goodness. I haven't dared to touch that one. Also, isn't it a game one has to pay for?"
Jacqueline says, "Not anymore, I guess."
Jacqueline says, "It was pay for a long time, but no longer."
DavidW asks, "And doesn't it use a slew of non-standard verbs?"
Jacqueline says, "It actually reduces your verb list considerably, but I ended up kind of liking that."
Jacqueline says, "Some of the situations would otherwise be frustratingly guess the verb."
DavidW asks, "Is there a handy play-ToaSK card by crazy uncle S. Ross?"
DavidW says, "(or whatever his name is; may be misremembering)"
DavidW says, "crazy uncle S. John, I guess."
Jacqueline says, "Not necessary, you end up with something like five verbs. Paylay (with), regard, pillage [which is take all], seize [which is take], and use. Use gets interpreted by the game in whatever functional way it's supposed to for the given object or objects, as you can also USE X WITH Y."
DavidW asks, "er, what does 'paylay' mean?"
Nitku says, "IIRC you can also use standard verbs instead of the silly ones"
Jacqueline says, "Speak with."
Jacqueline says (to Nitku), "Yeah."
inky says, "it's a combination of parley and waylay"
Jacqueline says, "So long as you know those are the verbs that work, and not, say, >TIE ROPE TO RAILING"
DavidW asks, "hm. So we can never drop anything?"
Jacqueline says, "And I may be spelling it wrong (highly likely). It's derived from the same word as the French verb parler (to speak)."
DavidW asks, "Also, how do we check our inventory?"
Jacqueline says, "So it's probably spelled 'parler'"
Jacqueline says, "Um, TABULATE, I think, though I works."
inky says, "it's parley, yeah"
Nitku | The game relies on just five core verbs (USE, ASSAIL, PARLEY, REGARD and SEIZE) plus direction commands.
Jacqueline says, "Ah, so I was wrong both ways."
Jacqueline says, "Ah yeah, assail - which is for the smiting."
Jacqueline says, "There's lots of smiting."
Jacqueline says, "Anyway, what do we want to do today? (Though I'd be happy to upload this and chill out until you guys get to stuff I haven't figured out yet).'"
DavidW says, "well, I don't want to play alone."
DavidW says, "I'm worried that ToaSK will be loaded up and I'll end up doing anything and that wouldn't be fun for anyone if it ends up like that."
Jacqueline says, "There are other people here..."
DavidW says, "Silent people."
Jacqueline says, "Hrm, so it would seem."
inky asks, "is this the demo version?"
DavidW says, "borowski said he's on his way."
Jacqueline says, "No, the full version."
inky says, "I think I played through the dem a while back"
Jacqueline says (to inky), "We drove over to La Push yesterday, and this was how we took up a lot of the time in the car, playing ToaSK."
DavidW says, "I am curious about ToaSK, but I really want assistance if we do that one."
Jacqueline says, "But we played for, oh, four or five hours, and only got about halfway through the score."
Jacqueline says (to DW), "Yeah, though I'd be able to help at some point, I wouldn't want to spoil you for the first bits."
borowski says, "I'm just now leaving for work, but I'll be back soon."
Jacqueline asks (of DW), "So, do we want to wait until B - when?"
DavidW says, "hm, well, load it up regardless."
borowski comes here everyday to talk to butterflies and say stuff to them.
borowski has disconnected. Jacqueline says, "And now he is gone without saying when 'soon' is."
DavidW says, "well, you load up ToaSK. I'll do a li'l bit o' ifwiki work."
Jacqueline says, "Should we reschedule for a bit later this morning and - okay. Yeah, I'll have to switch computers to do it, which will involve climbing over a sleeping maga."
Jacqueline says, "But I'd rather not be on the Chromebook for this sort of thing anyway."
Jacqueline says, "There's a much better mud client on my linux machine."
Jacqueline says, "Back in a bit..."
Jacqueline says, "Back."
* Doug has joined the channel.
DavidW says, "I'm gonna zap and scarf down a handful of samosas. Back in a bit."
Jacqueline says, "Okay."
Doug says, "careful not to scap and zarf"
DavidW says, "back. I haven't eaten them yet, but brought the plate back with me."
borowski arrives, ready to play with the toys. borowski says, "Sorry. So"
Jacqueline says, "Okay, I was dealing with an IntroComp thing on another channel - did we want to play ToaSK? It would be multi-session, but very fun."
Jacqueline asks, "Or did we want me to dust off the survey?"
DavidW says, "I'm leaning towards trying ToaSK."
Jacqueline says, "(yay)"
Jacqueline asks, "Borowski?"
borowski says, "Sounds good."
Jacqueline says, "Okay, one sec."
inky arrives, full of fun, but no funk. DavidW says, "Start it up, Madam de MC, s.v.p."
Jacqueline hollers, "We're going to begin a (probably multi-)session playthrough of Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom on Floyd, if people are interested..."
Gunther arrives, full of fun and funk. * Gunther has joined the channel.
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "load sleepmask treasuresofaslaverskingdom"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | TREASURES OF A SLAVER'S KINGDOM
Floyd | An Authorized ENCOUNTER CRITICAL Quest
Floyd | Adapted by S. John Ross from the unpublished masterpiece.
Floyd | Original game by Dr. Saul Leeman, with Henry and Dinah Riley.
Floyd | Release 7 / CogniKing SN-101224 / I7-5T18 (I6/v6.31 lib 6/12N)
Floyd |
Floyd | ".... In the science-swept world of VANTH, a young BARBARIAN has
Floyd | escaped the shackles of his bondage. Now a wanderer in the
Floyd | slave-master's realm, his destiny is his own and his QUEST is clear:
Floyd | pillage upon the wealth of the kingdom, and defeat the SLAVER KING
Floyd | once and for all!"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Depress a key to continue, mighty BARBARIAN!     
Gunther says, "depress? i'm outta here"
inky C
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 0/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OPEN PLAIN
Floyd | A gentle breeze ripples the sparse grasses here, under a blood-red
Floyd | sun. There are many paths. You see mountains to the distant east. You
Floyd | feel a manly twitching in your thews, enlivened by the freedom of the
Floyd | open country.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a GLADIUS SWORD here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline exclaims (at inky), "OMG Your eyes!"
inky says (to Floyd), "twitch thew"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 0/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > TWITCH THEW
Floyd |
Floyd | I beggest thy pardon? Seek guidance with the HELP command.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
zarf arrives, full of neither funk nor fun. DavidW asks, "is a gladius sword like a gladsome one?"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah, I'm not sure."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "seize sword"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 1/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEIZE SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | Seized.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "a gladius is actually a name for a kind of short sword"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard sword"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 1/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | It reminds you of a GLADIUS SWORD from your childhood.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "if I recall my complete fighter's handbook correctly"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "remember sword"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 1/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMEMBER SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | You speak madness, barbarian! The HELP command may offer some remedy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "wield sword"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 1/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > WIELD SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | Thou hast exceeded the limits of SCIENTIFIC TECHNO-REASONING. Your
Floyd | game manual, or the HELP command, might give aid and succor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "You probably want to type help near the start."
inky says, "it does seem to be hinting at that"
inky says (to Floyd), "help"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 1/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > HELP
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Five "action commands" are the heart of the barbarian's experience:
Floyd | REGARD (examine, consider), SEIZE (take into your
Floyd | possession), USE (make use of in some way), PARLEY WITH
Floyd | (converse with peaceably), and ASSAIL (do violence upon). These
Floyd | are verbs to be followed by a noun: PARLEY WITH ALICE; SEIZE THE IDOL;
Floyd | USE THE BANANA. For greater complexity, the USE command can
Floyd | combine two nouns: USE THE BRIBE WITH THE MAGISTRATE, USE THE DAGGER
Floyd | ON THE ROPE. All success in the SLAVER KING'S realm depends on
Floyd | these action commands.
Floyd |
Floyd | Type a direction (NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST, UP, DOWN, IN, OUT, EXIT,
Floyd | ENTER) to travel. The proper command is JOURNEY, but direction
Floyd | alone will suffice. Other useful commands include: PILLAGE (seize
Floyd | everything at once), DISCARD (drop a thing), SHED (drop many things at
Floyd | once), and REPOSE (pause to heal or think great thoughts).
Floyd |
Floyd | Some important commands are for the player rather than the barbarian.
Floyd | These include SAVE and RESTORE to preserve and return to game-states
Floyd | between sessions, QUIT to abandon play, OFFICIAL, APPRENTICE and WIMP
Floyd | to adjust battle difficulty, and reference commands such as TABULATE,
Floyd | PROWESS, and SCORE. Other commands (and shortcuts) are also provided.
Floyd | Refer to your game manual.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use sword"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 1/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | You heft the GLADIUS SWORD in your mighty hand, prepared for battle!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 1/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You carry only a GLADIUS SWORD (held at the ready), and your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to Floyd), "x bag"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 1/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BAG
Floyd |
Floyd | The DUFFEL BAG is crafted of sturdy THESKIAN CANVAS. It bears the
Floyd | stains, smells, and wear of many years of broody, restless barbarian
Floyd | travel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "smell bag"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 1/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SMELL BAG
Floyd |
Floyd | Prithee pardon, barbarian? Your game manual, or the HELP command,
Floyd | might give aid and succor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "open bag"
Doug arrives, full of fun, but no funk.
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 1/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > OPEN BAG
Floyd |
Floyd | Striveth for wisdom in thy endeavors, barbarian. Your game manual, or
Floyd | the HELP command, might give aid and succor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "use bag"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 1/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE BAG
Floyd |
Floyd | The THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG is practically an extension of you; you've
Floyd | carried it since you were an infant, and it does its job without
Floyd | commands.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Just those verbs. You're get usd to it."
Jacqueline says, "er, used to it, even."
borowski says, "So many smells left unsmelt."
DavidW says, "I suggesteth a northwards journey"
borowski says, "Let use go forth with our SWORD SWORD"
borowski says, "*us"
DavidW asks, "so, .... north forth?"
borowski says (to floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                            QUEST RATE: 2/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OLD STONE BRIDGE
Floyd | This ancient bridge crosses a stream running down from the uplands to
Floyd | the east, and disappearing into a small CULVERT at the base of a
Floyd | cliff. This cliff, and the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE atop it, casts an icy
Floyd | shadow over the bridge. There is no path to the CASTLE from here, but
Floyd | the ROYAL ROAD lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The OLD STONE BRIDGE is guarded by a LIZARD MAIDEN, half a head taller
Floyd | than you. The LIZARD MEN rarely permit their women to become warriors,
Floyd | but this one obviously didn't seek permission! She may even be some
Floyd | kind of LIZARD-AMAZON hybrid ... you know not. She would be lovely,
Floyd | but for her green scales, cold blood, needle-like fangs and snake-like
Floyd | eyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | She hefts an impressive green-metal TWO-HANDED SWORD and looks you in
Floyd | the eye. "I await a worthy foe, rat-slave. Dare you challenge me?" She
Floyd | laughs a hissing laugh. "If not, you may scurry away in peace. Only
Floyd | men of mettle concern me."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Doug asks, "a manly twitching in my thews? Is this a parody?"
borowski says, "Well, gladius means sword and penis, so I'm thinking so."
inky says (to Floyd), "regard lizard"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                            QUEST RATE: 2/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD LIZARD
Floyd |
Floyd | The LIZARD MEN rarely permit their women to become warriors, but this
Floyd | one obviously didn't seek permission! Is she half AMAZON? You know
Floyd | not. She would be beautiful, except for her green scales, cold blood,
Floyd | needle-like fangs, snake-like eyes and obvious lack of regard for you.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Coward!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail lizard"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]                   LIZARD MAIDEN HIT POINTS: 26/31
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! You give the LIZARD MAIDEN a sampling of your GLADIUS SWORD,
Floyd | but good! You scored 5 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The LIZARD MAIDEN dances in a defensive stance, watching your
Floyd | movements, hissing, and looking for an opening.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Oh, this will be interesting. We changed the difficulty, but you guys haven't, right?"
DavidW says, "hm. I don't think it was wise to assail the maiden just yet."
%%% # MARK: 2012-09-09-11:53:16CDT DavidW says (to Jacqueline), "Our difficulty is the default, I believe."
inky asks, "there's no blocking in this game, right?"
Jacqueline says, "No."
DavidW asks (of inky), "What meanest thou?"
Jacqueline says, "Just assail."
inky says (to Floyd), "assail lizard"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 2/15
Floyd ]                   LIZARD MAIDEN HIT POINTS: 26/31
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's unavoidable odor! A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | The LIZARD MAIDEN attacks! You have suffered 13 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "wow dang"
DavidW says, "Run away!"
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 0/15
Floyd ]                   LIZARD MAIDEN HIT POINTS: 26/31
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's inscrutable Bridge partners! You try to flee, but thine
Floyd | legs fail thee in thy battered state! You must fight ... or be
Floyd | vanquished!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a howl of rage, the LIZARD MAIDEN strikes! You have suffered
Floyd | 9 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 2 out of a possible 500, in 11 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of "Lout Far From Home".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "eep"
inky says, "ha ha"
inky says, "this is why PCs in RPGs never run away"
DavidW says, "I'm not overfond of RPGs in IF format."
Jacqueline says, "Give it a chance, please."
borowski says (to floyd), "restart"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | TREASURES OF A SLAVER'S KINGDOM
Floyd | An Authorized ENCOUNTER CRITICAL Quest
Floyd | Adapted by S. John Ross from the fabled epic.
Floyd | Original game by Dr. Saul Leeman, with Henry and Dinah Riley.
Floyd | Release 7 / CogniKing SN-101224 / I7-5T18 (I6/v6.31 lib 6/12N)
Floyd |
Floyd | ".... In the science-swept world of VANTH, a young BARBARIAN has
Floyd | escaped the shackles of his bondage. Now a wanderer in the
Floyd | slave-master's realm, his destiny is his own and his QUEST is clear:
Floyd | pillage upon the wealth of the kingdom, and defeat the SLAVER KING
Floyd | once and for all!"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Depress a key to continue, mighty BARBARIAN!     
Jacqueline says, "Also, you can use save."
DavidW says, "I did guess that the maiden might be too strong for us if only because of her proximity to the castle."
DavidW pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 0/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OPEN PLAIN
Floyd | A gentle breeze ripples the sparse grasses here, under a blood-red
Floyd | sun. There are many paths. You see mountains to the distant east. You
Floyd | feel a manly twitching in your thews, enlivened by the freedom of the
Floyd | open country.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a GLADIUS SWORD here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "seize sword"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 1/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEIZE SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | Seized.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "So, with the save upgrade, can we still use the CLEAR SAVE and PRESS SAVE commands, inky?"
DavidW asks (of borowski), "Shall we try south this time?"
jenrexrode says, "well we might need to find some armor, based on that battle"
DavidW says (to jen), "yes, that would be good"
borowski pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 1/500
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd |
Floyd | A pox upon thy wicked keyboard! Refer to your game manual for
Floyd | assistance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Also yay more awake players"
inky says (to Jacqueline), "yeah, it should work fine"
inky says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 1/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You carry only a GLADIUS SWORD (currently un-used), and your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use sword"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                       QUEST RATE: 1/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | You heft the GLADIUS SWORD in your mighty hand, prepared for battle!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline clears the save counter. DavidW says, "er, I hope we were wielding the sword in our last battle."
jenrexrode says, "heh heh"
inky says, "I was hoping 'QUEST RATE' would be "number of quests gone on per unit time" but I don't think that is actually the case"
borowski says, "heh"
DavidW asks, "south?"
borowski says (to floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                    QUEST RATE: 2/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SCARRED FOREST
Floyd | The remains of FALLEN TREES are here, overgrown with ferns and
Floyd | surrounding a half-buried shack of once-fine metal, draped with canvas
Floyd | and pocked with rust. You are wise in the ways of these: they are the
Floyd | "space-ships" that brought men from dark places in the sky, ere they
Floyd | fell.
Floyd |
Floyd | You notice a hatchway hanging open; you could ENTER if you so desired.
Floyd | This remnant of a ROCKET seems abandoned, apart from a tired-looking
Floyd | metallic figure slumped against its side ...
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a ROBODROID here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh dear. Genre collision."
inky says, "let us kill the robodroid and fashion armor from its skin"
borowski says (to floyd), "x robodroid"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                    QUEST RATE: 2/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ROBODROID
Floyd |
Floyd | Parts of him are clearly torn open, and rust grows on his silver skin
Floyd | like the lesions snarling on some Bloodhaven beggar. Tiny lights on
Floyd | his flat display-face shine ever-so-weakly. There is life left in him,
Floyd | but precious little. He moves not.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard robodroid"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                    QUEST RATE: 2/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD ROBODROID
Floyd |
Floyd | Parts of him are clearly torn open, and rust grows on his silver skin
Floyd | like the lesions snarling on some Bloodhaven beggar. Tiny lights on
Floyd | his flat display-face shine ever-so-weakly. There is life left in him,
Floyd | but precious little. He moves not.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "parlay robodroid"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                    QUEST RATE: 2/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLAY ROBODROID
Floyd |
Floyd | Thou hast exceeded the limits of SCIENTIFIC TECHNO-REASONING. Seek
Floyd | guidance with the HELP command.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "parley robodroid"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                    QUEST RATE: 2/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY ROBODROID
Floyd |
Floyd | Take care to consider your reasoning, barbarian. The HELP command may
Floyd | offer some remedy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "use robodroid"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                    QUEST RATE: 2/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE ROBODROID
Floyd |
Floyd | You are not wise in the ways of SCIENCE, barbarian.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "parlay robodroid into armor"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                    QUEST RATE: 2/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLAY ROBODROID INTO ARMOR
Floyd |
Floyd | This computeth not. The HELP command may offer some remedy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "parley with robodroid"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                    QUEST RATE: 2/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH ROBODROID
Floyd |
Floyd | Speaking - nay, even shouting - elicits no response, save for a gentle
Floyd | change in the rhythm of his facial light-display. There are sparks
Floyd | flying from some tiny moving parts on one side of his head, where the
Floyd | surface is torn open ... they are too rusted to move freely.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "assail droid"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                    QUEST RATE: 2/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASSAIL DROID
Floyd |
Floyd | The ROBODROID is not your foe, barbarian. In fact, he seems quite
Floyd | helpless.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "look in head"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                    QUEST RATE: 2/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK IN HEAD
Floyd |
Floyd | Art thou head-wounded? Refer to your game manual for assistance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "heh"
jenrexrode says, "heh"
DavidW says, "Obviously we need droid healing potion and he'll become our boon companion."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard floyd"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                    QUEST RATE: 2/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD FLOYD
Floyd |
Floyd | I attaint thee, varlet! Thy verbiage, it affrighteth me! The HELP
Floyd | command may offer some remedy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard trees"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                    QUEST RATE: 2/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD TREES
Floyd |
Floyd | The "space-ship" tore many trees from their roots when it fell here.
Floyd | They lie here still, creating an unnatural clearing in the forest.
Floyd | They are now overgrown with flowers, ferns, and mosses.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "x rocket"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                    QUEST RATE: 2/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ROCKET
Floyd |
Floyd | A quick visit to the ROCKET COCKPIT wouldst satisfy thy curiosity.
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's tainted tam-o'-shanter, it is good to feel freedom once
Floyd | more! After weeks of mistreatment at the hands of the SLAVER KING'S
Floyd | catchers, you are as weak as a youngling ... but as you raise your
Floyd | dark gaze toward the distant CASTLE of the SLAVER KING, you are
Floyd | invigorated not only by your freedom, but by the lusty dream of
Floyd | VENGEANCE upon him!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "wow I sent a refund to tam o shanter rd this week"
borowski says, "I hope we made an appointment."
DavidW asks, "shall we go 'in' into the spaceship?"
inky says, "heck yeah"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  ROCKET COCKPIT                                     HIT POINTS: 15/15
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                         QUEST RATE: 3/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROCKET COCKPIT
Floyd | Much of the shack has been stripped for pieces, no doubt to be sold in
Floyd | God City, far to the west. Only scraps remain.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see an ABSORBENT SPACE-RAG and a FLASHLIGHT here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pillage"
Floyd ]  ROCKET COCKPIT                                     HIT POINTS: 16/16
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                         QUEST RATE: 8/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PILLAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | ABSORBENT SPACE-RAG: Seized.
Floyd | FLASHLIGHT: Seized.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "wipe robodriod wound with space rag"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard rag"
Floyd ]  ROCKET COCKPIT                                     HIT POINTS: 16/16
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                         QUEST RATE: 8/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD RAG
Floyd |
Floyd | The SPACE-RAG is a fine scrap of red cloth made by the "gods" who once
Floyd | traveled the stars. You can use it to mop your barbarian brow,
Floyd | perhaps.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard flashlight"
Floyd ]  ROCKET COCKPIT                                     HIT POINTS: 16/16
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                         QUEST RATE: 8/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD FLASHLIGHT
Floyd |
Floyd | The FLASHLIGHT is a tool of science, used to make light. It maketh
Floyd | thee uncomfortable.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "use rag"
Floyd ]  ROCKET COCKPIT                                     HIT POINTS: 16/16
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                         QUEST RATE: 8/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE RAG
Floyd |
Floyd | You mop your savage brow with the ABSORBENT SPACE-RAG.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Our quest rate is rising, I see."
Jacqueline says, "Having sleepmask is really helpful."
Jacqueline says, "Thank you again, vimes."
DavidW says, "out again/"
DavidW asks, "er out again?"
inky says, "onwards"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 16/16
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                    QUEST RATE: 8/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SCARRED FOREST
Floyd | The remains of FALLEN TREES are here, overgrown with ferns and
Floyd | surrounding a half-buried shack of once-fine metal, draped with canvas
Floyd | and pocked with rust. You are wise in the ways of these: they are the
Floyd | "space-ships" that brought men from dark places in the sky, ere they
Floyd | fell.
Floyd |
Floyd | You notice a hatchway hanging open; you could ENTER if you so desired.
Floyd | This remnant of a ROCKET seems abandoned, apart from a tired-looking
Floyd | metallic figure slumped against its side ...
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a ROBODROID here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "use rag"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 16/16
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                    QUEST RATE: 8/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE RAG
Floyd |
Floyd | You mop your savage brow with the ABSORBENT SPACE-RAG.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "use rag on droid"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 16/16
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                    QUEST RATE: 8/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE RAG ON DROID
Floyd |
Floyd | Rubbing a dry RAG on the rusty surface of the ROBODROID does the
Floyd | ROBODROID no favors, and isn't very easy on the RAG, either.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "aw"
inky says, "hmm, I guess we need to oil it up"
DavidW says, "Or spit on it."
vimes says, "you're welcome; i'm glad it's so helpful!"
DavidW says, "Let's go find another tin man and borrow an oil can."
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  PHASIC SUMP                                        HIT POINTS: 13/16
Floyd ]  Paths: North South West                            QUEST RATE: 9/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PHASIC SUMP
Floyd | The forest here is mucky and warm, surrounding a sinkhole filled with
Floyd | iridescent, gently glowing water. Some huge PIPES lead from here into
Floyd | the ground, and they drip with a similar strange water. There is a
Floyd | foul electric odor here, and your vision swims. You can feel your body
Floyd | being overtaken by weakness!
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are weakening so quickly ... Your barbarian instinct is to get far
Floyd | from here ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "golly"
inky says (to Floyd), "get armor"
Floyd ]  PHASIC SUMP                                        HIT POINTS: 10/17
Floyd ]  Paths: North South West                           QUEST RATE: 11/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET ARMOR
Floyd |
Floyd | Seized.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are weakening so quickly ... Your barbarian instinct is to get far
Floyd | from here ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 12/17
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                   QUEST RATE: 11/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SCARRED FOREST
Floyd | The remains of FALLEN TREES are here, overgrown with ferns and
Floyd | surrounding a half-buried shack of once-fine metal, draped with canvas
Floyd | and pocked with rust. You are wise in the ways of these: they are the
Floyd | "space-ships" that brought men from dark places in the sky, ere they
Floyd | fell.
Floyd |
Floyd | You notice a hatchway hanging open; you could ENTER if you so desired.
Floyd | This remnant of a ROCKET seems abandoned, apart from a tired-looking
Floyd | metallic figure slumped against its side ...
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a ROBODROID here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "yay,. armor"
inky says, "hmm"
inky says, "I see our max hit points went up"
inky asks, "are they related to our quest rate?"
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inky says (to Floyd), "regard armor"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 14/17
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                   QUEST RATE: 11/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD ARMOR
Floyd |
Floyd | It's just about the humblest suit of armor you've ever seen, but it's
Floyd | better than nothing. It's glowing gently ... probably from sitting
Floyd | near a PHASIC SUMP for so long.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "wear armor"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 14/17
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                   QUEST RATE: 11/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR ARMOR
Floyd |
Floyd | You'll need to be wiser than that to defeat the SLAVER KING.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use armor"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                   QUEST RATE: 11/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE ARMOR
Floyd |
Floyd | You don the SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR. Now you are well-suited for bloody
Floyd | mayhem!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "assess me"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                   QUEST RATE: 11/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASSESS ME
Floyd |
Floyd | From any but a barbarian, I would presume such a command SORCERY most
Floyd | perplexing! Refer to your game manual for assistance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "wow. hanging out in the non-barbarian areas is weakening us"
inky says, "I think it was a radiation area"
DavidW says, "I thought it was toxic fumes there."
inky says, "that is a pretty standard sf/fantasy crossover trope"
jenrexrode says, "ah"
vimes arrives, full of funk, but no fun. DavidW asks, "south again?"
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                            QUEST RATE: 12/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE
Floyd | This is the edge of a great cliff, looking over a vast CHASM to the
Floyd | south. The mists are so heavy within that you can barely detect a
Floyd | raging river far, far below.
Floyd |
Floyd | A tiny TREE clings tenaciously to the edge of the cliff.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your foot turns a small stone, and a hundred THRITAMA LARVAE squirm
Floyd | angrily, and burrow deep to avoid the light.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard larvae"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                            QUEST RATE: 12/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD LARVAE
Floyd |
Floyd | 'Tis less than worthy of thy fearsome concern.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard tree"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                            QUEST RATE: 12/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD TREE
Floyd |
Floyd | The leaves are all gone, but a single small FRUIT hangs from the
Floyd | farthest tip of the farthest branch, out over the CHASM.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard chasm"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                            QUEST RATE: 12/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD CHASM
Floyd |
Floyd | It is all mist in the deeps of the CHASM, but here at the edge, the
Floyd | orange glow of the evening sun highlights the cliffsides. You suppose
Floyd | that on the other side there lay either the EMPIRE OF DARTH VIRAXIS or
Floyd | one of the rival SLAVER KINGDOMS. These are matters you can clarify
Floyd | once the SLAVER KING of this particular realm lay dead by your
Floyd | vengeful hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard fruit"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                            QUEST RATE: 12/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD FRUIT
Floyd |
Floyd | The FRUIT is small and red.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski asks, "Sorry, how did we get more hitpoints?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard larvae"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                            QUEST RATE: 12/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD LARVAE
Floyd |
Floyd | 'Tis nothing worthy of thy savage quest.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "armor"
inky says, "yeah, the armor also gave us +2 hp"
borowski says, "ah"
DavidW says (to borowski), "well, we've been getting stronger gradually."
inky says, "I predict that when our score reaches 13 we will get another hp, though"
jenrexrode asks, "are we gonna save before we fall in the chasm?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf1"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                            QUEST RATE: 12/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "there"
jenrexrode says, "cool"
DavidW says, "I suppose grabbing the fruit is highly dangerous just right now."
inky says (to Floyd), "seize fruit"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                            QUEST RATE: 12/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEIZE FRUIT
Floyd |
Floyd | It's too far to reach, and the tiny TREE, while tenacious, is not so
Floyd | tenacious as to support your weight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail tree with sword"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                            QUEST RATE: 12/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASSAIL TREE WITH SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | Bestead thy plight and becalm mine own misdoubt! I would fain hear
Floyd | plain ACTION COMMANDS, marry-ed unto reasonable nouns! Sooth!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail tree"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                            QUEST RATE: 12/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASSAIL TREE
Floyd |
Floyd | The TINY TREE is not your foe, barbarian.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says (to Floyd), "seize tree"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                            QUEST RATE: 12/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEIZE TREE
Floyd |
Floyd | It clings quite tenaciously. Besides, you have no use for it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "use sword on tree"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                            QUEST RATE: 12/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE SWORD ON TREE
Floyd |
Floyd | Thou art only accustomed to ASSAILING things with a GLADIUS SWORD,
Floyd | preferably in a frothing, bloody rage filled with lusty war-oaths,
Floyd | suggestive hip-thrusts and savage leering.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I guess we need a proxy, like a bird or squirrel. Or maybe a extension grabbing tool like a hand on a stick."
jenrexrode says, "heh, crisp picker upper"
DavidW says, "There just mind be one!"
DavidW asks, "east?"
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                 QUEST RATE: 13/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PRISMATIC SPRAY
Floyd | A high WATERFALL cascades down from a mountain ridge above, foaming
Floyd | and roaring into a broad POOL of clean water. The result is a
Floyd | brilliant PRISMATIC SPRAY. The setting is very peaceful.
Floyd |
Floyd | Swimming in the crystalline POOL is a MAGIC FISH, swimming a lazy
Floyd | figure-eight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ha"
inky says, "sure, your basic magic fish"
inky says (to Floyd), "regard fish"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                 QUEST RATE: 13/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD FISH
Floyd |
Floyd | It's just your typical MAGIC FISH. It seems to be watching you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "catch fish"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                 QUEST RATE: 13/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > CATCH FISH
Floyd |
Floyd | Bedlam and disarray! Refer to your game manual for assistance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "enter pool"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                 QUEST RATE: 13/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER POOL
Floyd |
Floyd | Thou hast always regarded bathing as one of those things that happens
Floyd | to other people.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ha"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard herring"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                 QUEST RATE: 13/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD HERRING
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's palatial privy! I am vexed by thine illogic!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "parley fish"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                 QUEST RATE: 13/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY FISH
Floyd |
Floyd | The dullest Planetary Ape can do better than that.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "parley with fish"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                 QUEST RATE: 13/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH FISH
Floyd |
Floyd | If you're going to start talking to MAGIC FISH, you may as well just
Floyd | chat with your THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "parley with bag"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 19/19
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                 QUEST RATE: 13/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH BAG
Floyd |
Floyd | You while away the hours, chatting with your THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG, as
Floyd | you have so many times. But this time, something happens that never
Floyd | has before: a SPIRIT rises from the careworn canvas, and bids you
Floyd | follow ... into a long, swirling void ...
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
Jacqueline says, "Oh, I was hoping you guys would do that."
Jacqueline says, "Sits back to read and be entertained."
jenrexrode says, "heh"
DavidW pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd | You find yourself in an idyllic village. In the distance, craftsmen
Floyd | work great LOOMS, producing swaths of what you know as THESKIAN
Floyd | CANVAS. The air here is sweet, and the citizens are rosy-cheeked,
Floyd | healthy, and cheerful. They welcome you with BELGIAN THESKIAN WAFFLES
Floyd | and THESKIAN BRUSSELS SPROUTS.
Floyd |
Floyd | The SPIRIT leads you through the streets. "I have seen lately,
Floyd | barbarian, that you are pondering the nature of your trusty THESKIAN
Floyd | DUFFEL BAG ... I am part of that nature, so I brought you here, to
Floyd | satisfy your thirst for wisdom."
Floyd |
Floyd | "This," he says, with a sweeping gesture, "is the town of DUFFEL
Floyd | (ANTWERP, BELGIUM) where traditional woolen-canvas fabrics are
Floyd | produced for the entire galaxy ... including the THESKIAN merchant
Floyd | ports." He smiles a sad smile. "Of course, I speak of the past, before
Floyd | our galaxy fell to ruin ... but it is the past that concerns us right
Floyd | now."
Floyd |
Floyd | "Your BAG," he says, "began here, on those distant LOOMS, before you
Floyd | were born. The fabric was shipped offworld, where THESKIAN LUGGAGE
Floyd | ARTISANS forged a mighty and capacious DUFFEL. Its first owner, a
Floyd | SPACEFARER, carried it to your world of VANTH, where he bedded your
Floyd | MOTHER in a night of revelry somewhere near the realm of the IRON
Floyd | DWARF KING." Rather unecessarily, you think, he summons a magic
Floyd | HOLOGRAM of these events.
Floyd |
Floyd | Narrating the HOLOGRAM, he continues: "It was a night of fiery and
Floyd | tender passions, with your FATHER passed out in a STABLE nearby. The
Floyd | SPACEFARER gave the DUFFEL to your MOTHER, saying that if a child
Floyd | might spring from their intense and repeated coupling (or those
Floyd | joinings that might produce children, for as you can see there was
Floyd | much variety), that the child should be granted his useful BAG, that
Floyd | he might know the gifts of a mighty SPACEFARER."
Floyd |
Floyd | The SPIRIT looks you in the eye. "You, of course, are that child." At
Floyd | this point, the HOLOGRAM is a series of embarassing naked-baby
Floyd | pictures, most of which also feature the THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG.
Floyd |
Floyd | "So you see, that is how THESKIAN DUFFEL BAGS came to be on VANTH, and
Floyd | why they are so valued. They are gifts from the stars, and your BAG,
Floyd | dear barbarian, is more than that ... it is your heritage."
Floyd |
Floyd | "I tell you this because the spirit of BELGIUM lives on in your BAG!
Floyd | We have no patience for despots like the SLAVER KING! Indeed, our fair
Floyd | land was ruled by conquerors for EIGHTEEN CENTURIES. The Romans, the
Floyd | Franks, the Austrians, the Burgundians and more." His voice takes on a
Floyd | deep, proud timbre. "But no more, barbarian. BELGIUM is a
Floyd | parliamentary democracy, producing wheat, fruits and sugar beets
Floyd | alongside our fine metal products and glassware ... and our tourist
Floyd | industry is not the mere joke that the 'Monty Python' would have you
Floyd | believe! Oh no. We are a lovely realm, and perhaps some day you may
Floyd | quest here ..."
Floyd |
Floyd | "But for now, barbarian, know ye TRUTH. Do your DUFFEL BAG proud, fine
Floyd | warrior! Defeat the SLAVER KING!"
Floyd |
Floyd | ... and then you feel yourself awaken, as if from a deep sleep.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
zarf says, "wut"
borowski says, "Hooray for Belgium!"
DavidW says, "That was lovely."
inky says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 21/21
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                 QUEST RATE: 18/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PRISMATIC SPRAY
Floyd | A high WATERFALL cascades down from a mountain ridge above, foaming
Floyd | and roaring into a broad POOL of clean water. The result is a
Floyd | brilliant PRISMATIC SPRAY. The setting is very peaceful.
Floyd |
Floyd | Swimming in the crystalline POOL is a MAGIC FISH. It appears to be
Floyd | reading a tiny book.
Floyd |
Floyd | Was it only a dream ..?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard book"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 21/21
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                 QUEST RATE: 18/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD BOOK
Floyd |
Floyd | You must have been imagining things. Fish are no more literate than
Floyd | you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard waterfall"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 21/21
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                 QUEST RATE: 18/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD WATERFALL
Floyd |
Floyd | The WATERFALL cascades down from streams high up toward MOUNT GELIDUS.
Floyd | It's very lovely and refreshing. There's almost nowhere to stand,
Floyd | here, where you aren't catching some spray.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "our hit points are up to 21"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "enter waterfall"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 21/21
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                 QUEST RATE: 18/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER WATERFALL
Floyd |
Floyd | Thou hast always regarded bathing as one of those things that happens
Floyd | to other people.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "I guess this is one way to ensure you don't fight the lizard lady until you have explored a bit"
Emily arrives, full of fun and funk.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "seize fish"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 21/21
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                 QUEST RATE: 18/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEIZE FISH
Floyd |
Floyd | It swims out of reach.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I have no further ideas for the magic fish at this time."
inky says, "ha ha"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "bye, carp of the day"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 21/21
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                 QUEST RATE: 18/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > BYE, CARP OF THE DAY
Floyd |
Floyd | You speak madness, barbarian! Refer to your game manual for
Floyd | assistance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Madness, I say!"
jenrexrode says, "heh"
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  PHASIC SUMP                                        HIT POINTS: 19/21
Floyd ]  Paths: North South West                           QUEST RATE: 18/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PHASIC SUMP
Floyd | The forest here is mucky and warm, surrounding a sinkhole filled with
Floyd | iridescent, gently glowing water. Some huge PIPES lead from here into
Floyd | the ground, and they drip with a similar strange water. There is a
Floyd | foul electric odor here, and your vision swims. You can feel your body
Floyd | being overtaken by weakness!
Floyd |
Floyd | You are weakening so quickly ... Your barbarian instinct is to get far
Floyd | from here ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "oops"
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 21/21
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 19/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
%%% # MARK: 2012-09-09-12:23:16CDT
inky says (to Floyd), "regard idol"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 21/21
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 19/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD IDOL
Floyd |
Floyd | The features of the IDOL glare with stony, furious contempt, as if
Floyd | daring you to USE it.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your keen senses detect signs that a MANION DEVIL hath passed near
Floyd | here, not long ago.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a sudden gurgling from the muck, and a MIRE IMP leaps out!
Floyd | The MIRE IMP unleashes its glistening claws, and glares upon on your
Floyd | barbarian countenance with naked, animal hatred!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "oh no"
inky says (to Floyd), "regard imp"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 14/21
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 19/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD IMP
Floyd |
Floyd | 'Tis but a MIRE IMP.
Floyd |
Floyd | The MIRE IMP leaps straight for your throat, and his fangs rip deep
Floyd | into your neck and shoulder. You have suffered 7 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail imp"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 11/21
Floyd ]                     MIRE IMP HIT POINTS: 16/20
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! You give the MIRE IMP a sampling of your GLADIUS SWORD, but
Floyd | good! You scored 4 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a snarl, the MIRE IMP is airborne, slashing deeply into your side
Floyd | with his fangs. You have suffered 3 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "man, stopping to regard the imp may have SEALED OUR DOOM"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail imp"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 6/21
Floyd ]                      MIRE IMP HIT POINTS: 8/20
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack! You scored 8 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The MIRE IMP strikes, leaping high and ripping into your chest with a
Floyd | savage squeal. You have suffered 5 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail imp"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 4/21
Floyd ]                      MIRE IMP HIT POINTS: 8/20
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's almighty acerbity! A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | The MIRE IMP moves with blinding speed, and its fangs sink deep!
Floyd | You have suffered 2 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail imp"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 4/21
Floyd ]                      MIRE IMP HIT POINTS: 5/20
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's Paphian parables, you strike hard and true! You scored
Floyd | 3 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The MIRE IMP circles you warily, waiting for his chance to strike!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail imp"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You leap, and strike! You scored 7 points of damage, leaving the
Floyd | MIRE IMP at your mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The MIRE IMP is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | The dead IMP slides back into the MUCK from whence he came, leaving
Floyd | his only worldly posession at your feet ...
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                          HIT POINTS: 7/22
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 23/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see some STINKY BAIT here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard bait"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 10/22
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 23/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD BAIT
Floyd |
Floyd | It's stinky. It has rotted long ago; now only the foulest SEA-MONSTER
Floyd | would find it appealing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "seize bait"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 13/22
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 24/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEIZE BAIT
Floyd |
Floyd | Seized.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "seize idol"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 16/22
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 24/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEIZE IDOL
Floyd |
Floyd | The MOSSY STONE IDOL is vast and you are but mortal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 19/22
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 24/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 22/22
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 24/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "ok, now be foolish again"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf2"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 22/22
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 24/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use idol"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 22/22
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 24/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE IDOL
Floyd |
Floyd | THE SKY RINGS WITH LAUGHTER!!! You are mocked by the Viraxian Gods for
Floyd | attempting to make USE of their idol unprepared. A voice rings out:
Floyd | "Bring the proper tribute ... USE it with the IDOL," it says, "and we
Floyd | MAY choose to reward you."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. Magic fish might like stinky bait."
inky says, "I bet there is an actual sea monster in this game"
inky says, "which we must wrestle with our mighty thews"
Jacqueline says, "heehee"
inky says (to Floyd), "use bait with idol"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 22/22
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 24/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE BAIT WITH IDOL
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a distant rumble of laughter, and a voice sayeth "That is not
Floyd | proper tribute, barbarian. Bring us something more suited to our DARK
Floyd | PURPOSE."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "dark purpose eh"
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 25/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use bait on bear"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 25/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE BAIT ON BEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You extend the STINKY BAIT toward the GRIZZLY, and the great BEAR'S
Floyd | nose twitches damply as it looks up from the fresh flowing waters of
Floyd | the stream.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slowly, cautiously, the GRIZZLY approaches. He sniffs at the STINKY
Floyd | BAIT, motivated by obvious hunger, but grunts sadly, and returns to
Floyd | pawing the water in hopes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "aww"
inky says, "also, I assume Jacqueline disapproves of me feeding the bear"
DavidW says, "Bears like fish and honey, traditionally."
Jacqueline says (to inky), "Yes, I do. A fed bear is a dead bear, inky."
DavidW says, "And Sugar Smacks, of course."
inky says, "and pick-a-nick baskets"
borowski says (to floyd), "regard grizzly"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 25/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD GRIZZLY
Floyd |
Floyd | It is a large GRIZZLY BEAR, but it seemeth lean and hungry. Its
Floyd | attempts at fishing in the MOUNTAIN STREAM are apparently bearing no
Floyd | fruit (or fish).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x stream"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 25/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X STREAM
Floyd |
Floyd | As you look upon the BRISKLY-FLOWING STREAM, you can't escape the
Floyd | feeling that the BRISKLY-FLOWING STREAM is examining you in
Floyd | return.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Hmm, maybe we could give the bear the fruit or the fish."
borowski says, "No, not the fish. We don't want a MAGIC BEAR."
zarf says, "speak for yourself"
DavidW says, "Perhaps the fish will grant us a wish if we dare try to feed it to a bear."
inky says, "maybe the bear will grant us two wishes if we give it the fish"
DavidW says, "oooooh"
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                              QUEST RATE: 26/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FROSTED UPLANDS
Floyd | Layers of frost and snow glitter on crags of ancient rock, and there
Floyd | are deep snowbanks to the north, approaching a BRIDGE made of pure
Floyd | ice, spanning a MIGHTY CREVASSE. Also seemingly made of ice is a
Floyd | beautiful CRYSTAL SPIRE, towering in the fading light, which you may
Floyd | ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I love a good wish war,."
inky says (to Floyd), "regard spire"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                              QUEST RATE: 26/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD SPIRE
Floyd |
Floyd | A quick visit to the CRYSTAL SPIRE wouldst satisfy thy curiosity.
Floyd |
Floyd | You sure could use a good fight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard crevasse"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                              QUEST RATE: 26/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD CREVASSE
Floyd |
Floyd | The CREVASSE is lovely, dark and deep, but you have promises to keep.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "heh"
zarf says, "and fish to bear before we sleep"
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  CRYSTAL SPIRE                                      HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Out                                     QUEST RATE: 27/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | CRYSTAL SPIRE
Floyd | Inside the ice-like spire, it is strangely warm, and the air is
Floyd | charged with crackling energies, but magic or someting else? Know ye
Floyd | not. OUTSIDE, the FROSTED UPLANDS are only a fractured blur. From
Floyd | here, you can make your way UP to the EERIE PINNACLE, where strange
Floyd | lights play.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  EERIE PINNACLE                                     HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Exits: Down                                       QUEST RATE: 28/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | EERIE PINNACLE
Floyd | You stand in the uppermost chamber of the strange crystalline tower.
Floyd | The air here is thick with energy and flooded with light from no
Floyd | particular source. There is a blinding whiteness, as if you're in a
Floyd | vast field of snow ... but the air is hot, not cold.
Floyd |
Floyd | Floating in mid-air is a beautiful NECKLACE OF STARLIGHT, a dazzling
Floyd | treasure!
Floyd |
Floyd | But for such a prize to be unprotected ... Your barbarian instincts
Floyd | warn of unseen dangers, and something else ... an unseen rival?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard necklace"
Floyd ]  EERIE PINNACLE                                     HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Exits: Down                                       QUEST RATE: 28/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD NECKLACE
Floyd |
Floyd | Imagine if the GODS took down all the stars from the sky, and strung
Floyd | them along a fine chain of silver, and sold it in GOD CITY. With the
Floyd | money they might gain from the bargain, they could put a down-payment
Floyd | on the NECKLACE OF STARLIGHT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ha"
DavidW says, "too fast!"
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf3"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  EERIE PINNACLE                                     HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Exits: Down                                       QUEST RATE: 28/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I'm trying to map and you're moving around the landscape too quickly."
Jacqueline says, "I'm glad someone is mapping."
inky says, "whoops, sorry"
inky says, "I'll wait here"
Jacqueline says, "I was driving yesterday while we played this, so I have no concept whatsoever of the landscape."
borowski says, "I hope the driver wasn't confused."
DavidW says, "okay, I'm caught up."
borowski says, ""Go north! No, west! WEST!"
DavidW says, "We're in the northeast part of the map so far."
Jacqueline says, "Like, people would say N, and the next thing I knew I'd crossed the treaty line beyond which no vampires are allowed (we visited Forks and La Push, among other places yesterday)."
inky says (to Floyd), "seize necklace"
Floyd ]  EERIE PINNACLE                                     HIT POINTS: 14/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Down                                       QUEST RATE: 37/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEIZE NECKLACE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Just as your fingertips brush the scintillating surface of the
Floyd | NECKLACE OF STARLIGHT, a sizzling shock throws you backward across the
Floyd | room! Crackling energies coalesce into a grinning, sparkling WRAITH of
Floyd | ELECTRO-PHASIC QUASIMATTER! A deadly VOLTAIC WRAITH!
Floyd |
Floyd | The WRAITH attacks! You have suffered 9 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "As near as I can tell, we're currently due east a few rooms from the lizard maiden"
inky says, "ok I guess that wasn't surprising"
inky says (to Floyd), "regard wraith"
Floyd ]  EERIE PINNACLE                                      HIT POINTS: 0/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Down                                       QUEST RATE: 37/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD WRAITH
Floyd |
Floyd | A SCIENTIST wouldst describe the WRAITH as a semi-corporeal arc
Floyd | construction of sapient hostile quasi-matter manifesting on a voltaic
Floyd | impulse wavelength. Thou, however, wouldst not.
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH lashes out with a bolt of DEADLY PHASIC
Floyd | ELECTRO-HATE! You have suffered 23 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 37 out of a possible 500, in 71 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of "Brute Desperate for Vengeance".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
inky says, "whoah dang"
Jacqueline says, "dag"
inky says, "I guess I should have assumed this would be a litle beyond us at the moment, but man"
Jacqueline says, "You can UNDO"
inky says (to Floyd), "restore"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
DavidW says, "I saved back at the idol, too."
DavidW says, "cf2"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf2"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 22/22
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 24/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "oh, hrm, I thought I saved earlier"
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 25/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                              QUEST RATE: 26/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FROSTED UPLANDS
Floyd | Layers of frost and snow glitter on crags of ancient rock, and there
Floyd | are deep snowbanks to the north, approaching a BRIDGE made of pure
Floyd | ice, spanning a MIGHTY CREVASSE. Also seemingly made of ice is a
Floyd | beautiful CRYSTAL SPIRE, towering in the fading light, which you may
Floyd | ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "enter"
Floyd ]  CRYSTAL SPIRE                                      HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Out                                     QUEST RATE: 27/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | CRYSTAL SPIRE
Floyd | Inside the ice-like spire, it is strangely warm, and the air is
Floyd | charged with crackling energies, but magic or someting else? Know ye
Floyd | not. OUTSIDE, the FROSTED UPLANDS are only a fractured blur. From
Floyd | here, you can make your way UP to the EERIE PINNACLE, where strange
Floyd | lights play.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  EERIE PINNACLE                                     HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Exits: Down                                       QUEST RATE: 28/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | EERIE PINNACLE
Floyd | You stand in the uppermost chamber of the strange crystalline tower.
Floyd | The air here is thick with energy and flooded with light from no
Floyd | particular source. There is a blinding whiteness, as if you're in a
Floyd | vast field of snow ... but the air is hot, not cold.
Floyd |
Floyd | Floating in mid-air is a beautiful NECKLACE OF STARLIGHT, a dazzling
Floyd | treasure!
Floyd |
Floyd | But for such a prize to be unprotected ... Your barbarian instincts
Floyd | warn of unseen dangers, and something else ... an unseen rival?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  CRYSTAL SPIRE                                      HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Out                                     QUEST RATE: 28/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | CRYSTAL SPIRE
Floyd | Inside the ice-like spire, it is strangely warm, and the air is
Floyd | charged with crackling energies, but magic or someting else? Know ye
Floyd | not. OUTSIDE, the FROSTED UPLANDS are only a fractured blur. From
Floyd | here, you can make your way UP to the EERIE PINNACLE, where strange
Floyd | lights play.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                              QUEST RATE: 28/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FROSTED UPLANDS
Floyd | Layers of frost and snow glitter on crags of ancient rock, and there
Floyd | are deep snowbanks to the north, approaching a BRIDGE made of pure
Floyd | ice, spanning a MIGHTY CREVASSE. Also seemingly made of ice is a
Floyd | beautiful CRYSTAL SPIRE, towering in the fading light, which you may
Floyd | ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 28/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | You pause to take in the deep orange and red of the evening sky, heavy
Floyd | with clouds.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "hm, is there a time of day, then?"
inky says, "(don't want to lose the explored flag on those rooms so we get the hps)"
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  ABANDONED QUARRY                                   HIT POINTS: 23/23
Floyd ]  Paths: South West Down                            QUEST RATE: 29/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ABANDONED QUARRY
Floyd | This vast pit stands in the shadow of the snow-capped mountains to the
Floyd | east. It was here that the great stones were quarried to build the
Floyd | CASTLE of the SLAVER KING, and the walls of the nearby harbor town.
Floyd | The site is long-abandoned, or so it's told ... But you hear a riotous
Floyd | and happy din DOWN in the GRAVEL PIT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "I assume this will be dwarves"
inky says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 24/24
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                         QUEST RATE: 30/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES
Floyd | Sa-ho! By Huron's vacticinal cowlick, this is a party! Here in this
Floyd | GRAVEL PIT, a collection of rowdies and jackanapes have made an outlaw
Floyd | camp, with drink and music and fighting galore! The center of
Floyd | attention seems to be a GLADIATOR'S RING.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a nearby CHALLENGE POST, and a PARTY OF ROGUES stands by,
Floyd | engaged in revels and high jinks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ah"
inky says, "jackanapes, eh"
inky says (to Floyd), "regard ring"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 24/24
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                         QUEST RATE: 30/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD RING
Floyd |
Floyd | The GLADIATOR'S RING is a simple open space where the gravel has been
Floyd | flattened in an open circle, to mark a place of battle.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard post"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 24/24
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                         QUEST RATE: 30/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD POST
Floyd |
Floyd | The CHALLENGE POST is a wooden pole hung with dyed banners, each
Floyd | representing a GLADIATOR willing to meet challengers. Beginning with
Floyd | the lowest, the banners are BLUE, GREEN, GOLD, and RED. There is room
Floyd | for one more banner above the others, but RED is presently the highest
Floyd | on the POST.
Floyd |
Floyd | A nearby rogue espies your curiosity, and sayeth "If ye wish a bout,
Floyd | barbarian, SEIZE the banner of your chosen foe, to display your
Floyd | challenge!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard rogues"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 24/24
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                         QUEST RATE: 30/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD ROGUES
Floyd |
Floyd | The PARTY OF ROGUES seem quite the band of ne'er do wells!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "seize blue"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 24/24
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                         QUEST RATE: 31/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | As you pluck the BLUE BANNER from the CHALLENGE POST, the assembled
Floyd | rowdies cheer! You are ushered into the gladiator's ring, where you
Floyd | stand face-to-face with VON DARTH THE SLY! "It's good to face a worthy
Floyd | foe, barbarian!" he shouts, and salutes you.
Floyd |
Floyd | You take a moment to REGARD your opponent ... VON DARTH THE SLY is a
Floyd | short, mutated human with an extra arm sticking out of his neck. In
Floyd | this third arm he holds a wicked-looking MACHETE. With his free hands
Floyd | he gestures rudely for the crowd's amusement. He stands eagerly,
Floyd | waiting for your next move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail darth"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 15/24
Floyd ]                 VON DARTH THE SLY HIT POINTS: 59/65
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's indigestible excretions, your GLADIUS SWORD lands home!
Floyd | You scored 6 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | VON DARTH THE SLY attacks! You have suffered 9 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yeesh"
inky says, "ok I guess this one isn't going to happen"
DavidW says, "It's like being Wile E Coyote."
inky says, "and this is the lowest of the gladiators"
%%% # MARK: 2012-09-09-12:38:16CDT
inky says (to Floyd), "surrender"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 15/24
Floyd ]                 VON DARTH THE SLY HIT POINTS: 59/65
Floyd |
Floyd | > SURRENDER
Floyd |
Floyd | The phasic radiation must be clouding your thoughts, barbarian. Seek
Floyd | guidance with the HELP command.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 15/24
Floyd ]                 VON DARTH THE SLY HIT POINTS: 59/65
Floyd |
Floyd | > UP
Floyd |
Floyd | The eager crowd is pressed around you; there is nowhere to go at the
Floyd | moment but back into the fray!
Floyd |
Floyd | VON DARTH THE SLY croaks a curse as he misses!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail darth"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 8/24
Floyd ]                 VON DARTH THE SLY HIT POINTS: 55/65
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A skillful attack if you do say so yourself! You scored 4 points
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | VON DARTH brings his MACHETE to bear! You have suffered 7 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail darth"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 8/24
Floyd ]                 VON DARTH THE SLY HIT POINTS: 49/65
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lunge deep, and strike! You scored 6 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | VON DARTH THE SLY croaks a curse as he misses!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail darth"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a happy snarl, VON DARTH leaps to the attack! You have
Floyd | suffered 9 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | You stumble, and fall to the ground. VON DARTH THE SLY has beaten you.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd | The world goes black for a moment, as VON DARTH THE SLY lays you low
Floyd | with a hard stroke from his MACHETE.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are drawn from the darkness by the cheering crowd, showering VON
Floyd | DARTH with ale and praise. As your eyes refocus, you see his smiling
Floyd | face above you, and his third hand extended to help you to your feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | "You fought well, barbarian. It might just as easily been me lying
Floyd | there in the dust. Let yourself heal, and then return to challenge me
Floyd | once more! It was a pleasure to face a man with real spirit!"
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                                HIT POINTS: 1/24
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                         QUEST RATE: 31/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES
Floyd | Sa-ho! By Huron's inscrutable Bridge partners, this is a party! Here
Floyd | in this GRAVEL PIT, a collection of rowdies and jackanapes have made
Floyd | an outlaw camp, with drink and music and fighting galore! The center
Floyd | of attention seems to be a GLADIATOR'S RING.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a nearby CHALLENGE POST, and a PARTY OF ROGUES stands by,
Floyd | engaged in revels and high jinks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
zarf says, "that's nice of them"
inky says, "oh, huzzzah"
Doug has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge.
inky says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  ABANDONED QUARRY                                    HIT POINTS: 5/24
Floyd ]  Paths: South West Down                            QUEST RATE: 31/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ABANDONED QUARRY
Floyd | This vast pit stands in the shadow of the snow-capped mountains to the
Floyd | east. It was here that the great stones were quarried to build the
Floyd | CASTLE of the SLAVER KING, and the walls of the nearby harbor town.
Floyd | The site is long-abandoned, or so it's told ... But you hear a riotous
Floyd | and happy din DOWN in the GRAVEL PIT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
* Doug has left the channel.
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf4"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  ABANDONED QUARRY                                    HIT POINTS: 5/24
Floyd ]  Paths: South West Down                            QUEST RATE: 31/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "'repose' to rest and heal"
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  ABANDONED QUARRY                                    HIT POINTS: 9/24
Floyd ]  Paths: South West Down                            QUEST RATE: 31/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  ABANDONED QUARRY                                   HIT POINTS: 13/24
Floyd ]  Paths: South West Down                            QUEST RATE: 31/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  ABANDONED QUARRY                                   HIT POINTS: 17/24
Floyd ]  Paths: South West Down                            QUEST RATE: 31/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  ABANDONED QUARRY                                   HIT POINTS: 21/24
Floyd ]  Paths: South West Down                            QUEST RATE: 31/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Man, we had ours set to WIMP mode, and I guess that was really helpful. Like, if you guys are less enthralled with the RPG elements, you could try that, but also I think that there are ways to build up even at this level where the fights would be balanced so long as you took on the right peeps."
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  ABANDONED QUARRY                                   HIT POINTS: 24/24
Floyd ]  Paths: South West Down                            QUEST RATE: 31/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski comes here everyday to talk to butterflies and say stuff to them.
borowski has disconnected. inky says, "yeah, I assume there is more of a puzzle aspect if you have to fight people in the right order"
inky says, "and/or find the right stuff"
borowski arrives, ready to play with the toys. Jacqueline says, "Yeah."
inky says, "also, I expect we could take on the lizard lady pretty soon"
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  ROYAL ROAD                                         HIT POINTS: 24/24
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                            QUEST RATE: 32/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROYAL ROAD
Floyd | The SLAVER KING maintains this plank-paved highway for the good of his
Floyd | fat merchants, using slave labor. It is built on the backs of your
Floyd | people, and of any others his slave-catchers can beat into submission.
Floyd | Legend has it that a part of this road runs all the way distant to the
Floyd | UNKNOWN HIGHWAY! From here, however, it runs east to an ABANDONED
Floyd | QUARRY, and west into the pine-woods north of the CASTLE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                        HIT POINTS: 24/24
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                  QUEST RATE: 33/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PINE FOREST
Floyd | This is a peaceful forest of tall pines, with a well-worn road leading
Floyd | west, toward the SEASHORE, and east.
Floyd |
Floyd | You sure could use a good fight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "seashore!"
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 24/24
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                              QUEST RATE: 34/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SEASHORE
Floyd | An elderly LIGHTHOUSE is here (you could go IN), warning ships against
Floyd | the dangers of the rocky coastline. This stretch includes some soft
Floyd | sand as well as rocks ... a small beach looking out on the SEA OF
Floyd | GREAT PERIL. Over some bluffs to the immediate south, you can hear the
Floyd | sounds of the SLAVER KING'S harbor town. To the east are some pines.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "TOO Fast"
inky says, "sorry!"
DavidW says, "ok, go"
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  LIGHTHOUSE                                         HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | LIGHTHOUSE
Floyd | This old LIGHTHOUSE is in poor repair, but not quite abandoned. While
Floyd | no one seems to live here, you suppose it may be operated by a magic
Floyd | spell, or by someone keeping watch from the nearby harbor.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see an ENORMOUS LAMP here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "lighthouses always have good stuff"
borowski asks, "Would there be a way to map online?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard lamp"
Floyd ]  LIGHTHOUSE                                         HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD LAMP
Floyd |
Floyd | Unlike the structure supporting it, the ENORMOUS LAMP is in good
Floyd | repair (even the vast and fragile-looking reflector).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard reflector"
Floyd ]  LIGHTHOUSE                                         HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD REFLECTOR
Floyd |
Floyd | Unlike the structure supporting it, the ENORMOUS LAMP is in good
Floyd | repair (even the vast and fragile-looking reflector).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail reflector"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "get lamp"
Floyd ]  LIGHTHOUSE                                         HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASSAIL REFLECTOR
Floyd |
Floyd | The ENORMOUS LAMP is not your foe, barbarian.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]  LIGHTHOUSE                                         HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET LAMP
Floyd |
Floyd | Thinkest again.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "use lamp"
Floyd ]  LIGHTHOUSE                                         HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE LAMP
Floyd |
Floyd | You stare at the ENORMOUS LAMP as hard as you can, but it only makes
Floyd | your eyes hurt. Alas, the ways of the barbarian, while hallowed by the
Floyd | ages and kin to the wild, are so seldom useful.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode asks, "flashlight?"
inky says (to Floyd), "use flashlight on lamp"
Floyd ]  LIGHTHOUSE                                         HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE FLASHLIGHT ON LAMP
Floyd |
Floyd | The FLASHLIGHT'S incredible TECHNO-BEAM does indeed shine impressively
Floyd | within the ENORMOUS LAMP'S vast reflector, and you toy with it for a
Floyd | while, but if a distant vessel seeth your signal, you know not.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks (of jen), "?"
inky says, "oho"
inky says, "seems like something for later"
DavidW says, "I think you're right. Let's move on."
inky says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                              QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SEASHORE
Floyd | An elderly LIGHTHOUSE is here (you could go IN), warning ships against
Floyd | the dangers of the rocky coastline. This stretch includes some soft
Floyd | sand as well as rocks ... a small beach looking out on the SEA OF
Floyd | GREAT PERIL. Over some bluffs to the immediate south, you can hear the
Floyd | sounds of the SLAVER KING'S harbor town. To the east are some pines.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard sea"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                              QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD SEA
Floyd |
Floyd | As you look upon the SEA, you can't escape the feeling that the SEA is
Floyd | familiar to you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use bait on sea"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                              QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE BAIT ON SEA
Floyd |
Floyd | The STINKY BAIT is truly foul, but sometimes a man just feels the urge
Floyd | to expose his skin, smear it with rotted bait, bare it to the ocean
Floyd | and see if anything interesting happens. It's how your parents met.
Floyd |
Floyd | For a few minutes, the only noticeable effect is a migration of all
Floyd | the seabirds, who head to the harbor where the stench is more
Floyd | civilized. But then there is a visible movement out at sea ... a
Floyd | rising darkness in the clear green waters which resolves itself to a
Floyd | speeding mountain of scaly flesh, an errant island of rippling water
Floyd | washing over green-black muscle and sudden, fire-bright yellow eyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | When the ENORMOUS SEA-MONSTER rises out of the water, you wonder for a
Floyd | moment how the ocean ever contained it. It's larger than the nearby
Floyd | city!
Floyd |
Floyd | And then it eats you.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky says, "ha ha ha"
Marvin arrives, full of fun and funk.
Tale arrives, full of fun, but no funk. DavidW says, "good grief"
Tale asks, "What are you kids playing?"
borowski says, "Inside the belly of the beast!"
DavidW says, "Treasures of a Slaver's Kingdom"
borowski pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                               HIT POINTS: 15/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET
Floyd | The floor is the squishy flesh of a monstrous gullet. The walls are
Floyd | the squishy flesh of a monstrous gullet. The ceiling is the squishy
Floyd | flesh of a monstrous gullet ... and the DIGESTIVE JUICES are rising to
Floyd | consume you.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a HALF-DIGESTED CORPSE bobbing in the rising, sizzling
Floyd | acid - the remains of some old sailor, you suppose. On the CORPSE you
Floyd | notice the EYEPATCH OF ODIN and FLESH-TOTEM OF DARTH VIRAXIS.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can feel your flesh sizzling as the DIGESTIVE JUICES continue to
Floyd | rise ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "Uh, nice"
jenrexrode says, "uh oh 15"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "pillage"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 4/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PILLAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | EYEPATCH OF ODIN: Seized.
Floyd | FLESH-TOTEM OF DARTH VIRAXIS: Seized.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can feel your flesh sizzling as the DIGESTIVE JUICES continue to
Floyd | rise ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 0/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): a FLESH-TOTEM OF DARTH VIRAXIS, the EYEPATCH OF
Floyd | ODIN, a SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR (being worn), a FLASHLIGHT, an ABSORBENT
Floyd | SPACE-RAG and a GLADIUS SWORD (held at the ready).
Floyd |
Floyd | You can feel your flesh sizzling as the DIGESTIVE JUICES continue to
Floyd | rise ...
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 35 out of a possible 500, in 95 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of "Brute Desperate for Vengeance".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 4/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET
Floyd | [Thine works hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Tale says, "You had me at FLESH-TOTEM OF DARTH VIRAXIS"
DavidW says, "Try up or down."
inky asks, "did I once again fail to save before doing something dangerous?"
DavidW says (to inky), "yes"
Ellison says, "sorry I missed the start of this. I've been meaning to play this game for ages."
inky says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 0/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > D
Floyd |
Floyd | It takes only a squishy, acidic moment to confirm your fears: that
Floyd | "passage" leads only to more GULLET.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can feel your flesh sizzling as the DIGESTIVE JUICES continue to
Floyd | rise ...
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 35 out of a possible 500, in 95 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of "Delinquent Brute".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 4/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET
Floyd | [Time kneels before thee.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Up, then."
Jacqueline says, "You can recap the room, or, if people would like, I could post the raw transcript thus far since a couple of new people have shown up."
inky says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 0/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > U
Floyd |
Floyd | It takes only a squishy, acidic moment to confirm your fears: that
Floyd | "passage" leads only to more GULLET.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can feel your flesh sizzling as the DIGESTIVE JUICES continue to
Floyd | rise ...
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 35 out of a possible 500, in 95 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of "Delinquent Brute".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "restore"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
inky says (to Floyd), "cf5"
Floyd | %% Critical error.
Floyd | %% Message: stream_open_file: unable to open file.
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 0/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd | Restore failed.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf4"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd ]  ABANDONED QUARRY                                    HIT POINTS: 5/24
Floyd ]  Paths: South West Down                            QUEST RATE: 31/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "hm. Use sword on sea-monster?"
inky says, "whoops, sorry"
DavidW says, "fie on thee!"
inky says, "let me get back to the beach"
Tale says (to Jacqueline), "Not for me. I'll watch for a few minutes, then wander off."
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  ROYAL ROAD                                          HIT POINTS: 9/24
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                            QUEST RATE: 32/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROYAL ROAD
Floyd | The SLAVER KING maintains this plank-paved highway for the good of his
Floyd | fat merchants, using slave labor. It is built on the backs of your
Floyd | people, and of any others his slave-catchers can beat into submission.
Floyd | Legend has it that a part of this road runs all the way distant to the
Floyd | UNKNOWN HIGHWAY! From here, however, it runs east to an ABANDONED
Floyd | QUARRY, and west into the pine-woods north of the CASTLE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                        HIT POINTS: 13/24
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                  QUEST RATE: 33/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PINE FOREST
Floyd | This is a peaceful forest of tall pines, with a well-worn road leading
Floyd | west, toward the SEASHORE, and east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 17/24
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                              QUEST RATE: 34/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SEASHORE
Floyd | An elderly LIGHTHOUSE is here (you could go IN), warning ships against
Floyd | the dangers of the rocky coastline. This stretch includes some soft
Floyd | sand as well as rocks ... a small beach looking out on the SEA OF
Floyd | GREAT PERIL. Over some bluffs to the immediate south, you can hear the
Floyd | sounds of the SLAVER KING'S harbor town. To the east are some pines.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  LIGHTHOUSE                                         HIT POINTS: 21/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | LIGHTHOUSE
Floyd | This old LIGHTHOUSE is in poor repair, but not quite abandoned. While
Floyd | no one seems to live here, you suppose it may be operated by a magic
Floyd | spell, or by someone keeping watch from the nearby harbor.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see an ENORMOUS LAMP here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                              QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SEASHORE
Floyd | An elderly LIGHTHOUSE is here (you could go IN), warning ships against
Floyd | the dangers of the rocky coastline. This stretch includes some soft
Floyd | sand as well as rocks ... a small beach looking out on the SEA OF
Floyd | GREAT PERIL. Over some bluffs to the immediate south, you can hear the
Floyd | sounds of the SLAVER KING'S harbor town. To the east are some pines.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Marvin says, "Or I could blindly flail around pretending I know what's going on. That sounds fun."
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf5"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                              QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use bait on sea"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                              QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE BAIT ON SEA
Floyd |
Floyd | The STINKY BAIT is truly foul, but sometimes a man just feels the urge
Floyd | to expose his skin, smear it with rotted bait, bare it to the ocean
Floyd | and see if anything interesting happens. It's how your parents met.
Floyd |
Floyd | For a few minutes, the only noticeable effect is a migration of all
Floyd | the seabirds, who head to the harbor where the stench is more
Floyd | civilized. But then there is a visible movement out at sea ... a
Floyd | rising darkness in the clear green waters which resolves itself to a
Floyd | speeding mountain of scaly flesh, an errant island of rippling water
Floyd | washing over green-black muscle and sudden, fire-bright yellow eyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | When the ENORMOUS SEA-MONSTER rises out of the water, you wonder for a
Floyd | moment how the ocean ever contained it. It's larger than the nearby
Floyd | city!
Floyd |
Floyd | And then it eats you.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                               HIT POINTS: 14/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET
Floyd | The floor is the squishy flesh of a monstrous gullet. The walls are
Floyd | the squishy flesh of a monstrous gullet. The ceiling is the squishy
Floyd | flesh of a monstrous gullet ... and the DIGESTIVE JUICES are rising to
Floyd | consume you.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a HALF-DIGESTED CORPSE bobbing in the rising, sizzling
Floyd | acid - the remains of some old sailor, you suppose. On the CORPSE you
Floyd | notice the EYEPATCH OF ODIN and FLESH-TOTEM OF DARTH VIRAXIS.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can feel your flesh sizzling as the DIGESTIVE JUICES continue to
Floyd | rise ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "get all"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 2/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET ALL
Floyd |
Floyd | EYEPATCH OF ODIN: Seized.
Floyd | FLESH-TOTEM OF DARTH VIRAXIS: Seized.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can feel your flesh sizzling as the DIGESTIVE JUICES continue to
Floyd | rise ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use sword n sea monster"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 2/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE SWORD N SEA MONSTER
Floyd |
Floyd | Thou art a barbarian, 'tis true, but even thou canst masterest wise
Floyd | use of the ACTION COMMANDS. The HELP command may offer some remedy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail gullet"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 2/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASSAIL GULLET
Floyd |
Floyd | I beggest thy pardon? Refer to your game manual for assistance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail sea monster"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 0/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASSAIL SEA MONSTER
Floyd |
Floyd | Your attempts come to naught. But, in fairness, dissolving in
Floyd | DIGESTIVE JUICES might distract anyone.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can feel your flesh sizzling as the DIGESTIVE JUICES continue to
Floyd | rise ...
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 35 out of a possible 500, in 83 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of "Brute Desperate for Vengeance".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
Ellison says (to J), "hmm, good point. unfortunately, I have to leave in five minutes anyway, but I'll do that later when I get back."
DavidW says, "You misspelt ON"
inky says, "oh, so I did"
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 2/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET
Floyd | [Thine missteps hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use sword on sea monster"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 0/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE SWORD ON SEA MONSTER
Floyd |
Floyd | Thou art only accustomed to ASSAILING things with a GLADIUS SWORD,
Floyd | preferably in a frothing, bloody rage filled with lusty war-oaths,
Floyd | suggestive hip-thrusts and savage leering.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can feel your flesh sizzling as the DIGESTIVE JUICES continue to
Floyd | rise ...
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 35 out of a possible 500, in 83 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of "Delinquent Brute".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. Perhaps the juices themselves have to dealt with somehow. Find a giant Tums, maybe."
zarf asks, "maybe pick up the flesh-totem, hope it helps?"
inky says, "undo"
inky says, "er"
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 2/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET
Floyd | [Time retreats before thee.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard flesh"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 0/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD FLESH
Floyd |
Floyd | You've heard of these blasphemous items ... warped dolls fashioned
Floyd | from the real flesh of the powerful, used to appease dark godlings and
Floyd | great demons. This one bears a remarkable resemblance to DARTH VIRAXIS
Floyd | of the VIRAXIAN EMPIRE.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can feel your flesh sizzling as the DIGESTIVE JUICES continue to
Floyd | rise ...
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 35 out of a possible 500, in 83 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of "Brute Desperate for Vengeance".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We took those things but didn't try to use them."
Jacqueline says, "I would dearly love to give a hint when you guys want one on the sea monster. Not to solve it for you, just let you know something minor that would be good to know, because we flailed with this for a really long time yesterday."
Jacqueline says, "Let me know when you want that."
inky says, "oho"
DavidW asks, "I'm guessing the totem is for the idol, then?"
inky says, "I bet that flesh totem is -- yeah"
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 2/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET
Floyd | [Thine deeds hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 2/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET
Floyd | [Thine missteps hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 2/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET
Floyd | [Thine works hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard eye patch"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 0/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD EYE PATCH
Floyd |
Floyd | You can tell it's authentically the EYEPATCH OF ODIN because there is
Floyd | a tag, in the old runes: "PROPERTY OF ODIN ALL-FATHER. RETURNEST
Floyd | IFFETH FOUND."
Floyd |
Floyd | You can feel your flesh sizzling as the DIGESTIVE JUICES continue to
Floyd | rise ...
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 35 out of a possible 500, in 83 turns, earning
Floyd | you the rank of "Delinquent Brute".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "srnk"
inky says (to Jacqueline), "sure, if it's not a big spoiler, let's hear it"
DavidW says, "ack"
DavidW says, "Let's not just yet."
Jacqueline says (to DW), "Okay, let me know when."
borowski says (to floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                                HIT POINTS: 0/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                    QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | Please give one of the answers above.
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "It's a minor hint, but one I'm thinking you'll appreciate."
borowski says, "Oops, still dead."
borowski asks, "Maybe we need more hitpoints?"
%%% # MARK: 2012-09-09-12:53:16CDT borowski asks, "Did we try to do battle with the lizard lady?"
DavidW says, "We haven't explored everywhere yet, for one thing."
DavidW says (to borowski), "Not since our early defeat."
DavidW says, "But maybe we can take her now that we have more hp and armor."
borowski says, "Yeah, I think we have as many hp as her now."
DavidW asks, "what's our last restore name?"
inky says, "on the beach, I think"
inky says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf5"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                              QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I was asking for the name of the save file, not the PC's location."
inky says, "oh, sorry"
borowski says (to floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                              QUEST RATE: 35/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): some STINKY BAIT, a SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR (being
Floyd | worn), a FLASHLIGHT, an ABSORBENT SPACE-RAG and a GLADIUS SWORD (held
Floyd | at the ready).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I suggest exploring more, but at least we know a use for the bait."
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 36/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MARKETPLACE
Floyd | This busy MARKETPLACE is the heart of the town, nestled against the
Floyd | mighty GATES of the CASTLE. You are careful to keep a low profile
Floyd | here, directly beneath the looming facade of the SLAVER KING'S own
Floyd | citadel.
Floyd |
Floyd | A lone GUARD stands watch before the GATES, staring ahead dutifully
Floyd | and ignoring the throng of the MARKETPLACE.
Floyd |
Floyd | A group of goodwives walks past, discussing what soundeth like
Floyd | interesting gossip.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard goodwives"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 36/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD GOODWIVES
Floyd |
Floyd | The peoples and sundries of the realm are much like any other thou
Floyd | hast seen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard guard"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 36/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD GUARD
Floyd |
Floyd | You notice nothing exotic, enthralling, sexy or unusual about the
Floyd | GUARD, at least by barbarian standards.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ha"
DavidW asks, "No sexin' up the guard, eh?"
inky says, ">USE THEWS ON GUARD"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard gates"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 36/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD GATES
Floyd |
Floyd | The CASTLE GATES are constructed of great blocks of BASALTIC
Floyd | WIZARD-STONE, quarried by slaves, sledged here by slaves, cut by
Floyd | slaves and placed by slaves. The great PORTCULLIS is currently down,
Floyd | preventing entry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "use guard"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 36/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE GUARD
Floyd |
Floyd | Unless thou dost intend something kinky, you can fathom no immediate
Floyd | use for the GUARD.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "yay"
inky says, "hee hee"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard wizard-stone"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 36/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD WIZARD-STONE
Floyd |
Floyd | The CASTLE GATES are constructed of great blocks of BASALTIC
Floyd | WIZARD-STONE, quarried by slaves, sledged here by slaves, cut by
Floyd | slaves and placed by slaves. The great PORTCULLIS is currently down,
Floyd | preventing entry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "DW inspired me to try that."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "use stone"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 36/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE STONE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Back off from there, boy." says the GUARD. "That belongs to the
Floyd | SLAVER KING, and isn't for filthy savages the likes of you."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard marketplace"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 36/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD MARKETPLACE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MARKETPLACE
Floyd | This busy MARKETPLACE is the heart of the town, nestled against the
Floyd | mighty GATES of the CASTLE. You are careful to keep a low profile
Floyd | here, directly beneath the looming facade of the SLAVER KING'S own
Floyd | citadel.
Floyd |
Floyd | A lone GUARD stands watch before the GATES, staring ahead dutifully
Floyd | and ignoring the throng of the MARKETPLACE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "he is an inspiration to us all"
DavidW says, "hm, no shops or merchandise to focus on? that's odd."
Jacqueline says, "Indeed."
inky says (to Floyd), "regard marketplace"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 36/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD MARKETPLACE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MARKETPLACE
Floyd | This busy MARKETPLACE is the heart of the town, nestled against the
Floyd | mighty GATES of the CASTLE. You are careful to keep a low profile
Floyd | here, directly beneath the looming facade of the SLAVER KING'S own
Floyd | citadel.
Floyd |
Floyd | A lone GUARD stands watch before the GATES, staring ahead dutifully
Floyd | and ignoring the throng of the MARKETPLACE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                        QUEST RATE: 37/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | BUSTLING PORT
Floyd | You tread carefully, here. This is the city of the SLAVER KING, and he
Floyd | may have spies anywhere! Fortunately, the crowd here at the docks is a
Floyd | varied, noisy mass of people and creatures from all corners of Vanth.
Floyd | The MARKETPLACE further north surrounds the CASTLE entrance. The DARK
Floyd | ALLEYWAY immediately south might offer shelter if the guards come
Floyd | running.
Floyd |
Floyd | A GROUP OF PIRATES stands around the gangplank of a mighty PIRATE
Floyd | SHIP, deciding who may or may not go IN.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Look here," says one pirate to another, "A barbarian, and clearly no
Floyd | pirate. He doesn't even stink of rum!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "as a barbarian we care not for such socio-economic matters"
inky says, "I assume this is a puzzle where we need to find all the bits of the pirate costume and it's a major quest"
DavidW says, "sounds plausible"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard pirates"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                        QUEST RATE: 37/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD PIRATES
Floyd |
Floyd | Ye've ne'er seen a mangier lot of cutthroats, on land or sea. Arr.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "arr"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                        QUEST RATE: 37/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ARR
Floyd |
Floyd | Thou art a barbarian, 'tis true, but even thou canst masterest wise
Floyd | use of the ACTION COMMANDS. Your game manual, or the HELP command,
Floyd | might give aid and succor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "even though by the time we have it all we would be powerful enough to just force our way past the gatekeeper"
Jacqueline says, "That was our thought, though we hadn't brought it to fruition yet."
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                        QUEST RATE: 37/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > IN
Floyd |
Floyd | "Avast ye! Pirates only, barbarian matey!"
Floyd |
Floyd | "'Ere now," says a pirate, "See that barbarian? He's got no peg-leg,
Floyd | so clearly he's no pirate!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "oh, like that eye patch"
Jacqueline says, "But I would get behind that plan."
inky says, "yeah"
Jacqueline says, "Yep"
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                             QUEST RATE: 38/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DARK ALLEYWAY
Floyd | Places like this wretched ALLEYWAY make you yearn for the clean air
Floyd | and freedom of the open country. Buildings lean against one another,
Floyd | far above your head, and RATS scurry around the base of a large
Floyd | BARREL. To the north lay the bustling quayside. To the south, you
Floyd | could easily scramble over the city wall and up a brambly hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | Light shines from a half-open doorway nearby, you could go IN if you
Floyd | wanted. The air from the doorway smells of subtle perfumes and spices.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gunther only just returned but ghargh that wrong "old english"
inky says (to Floyd), "regard barrel"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                             QUEST RATE: 38/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD BARREL
Floyd |
Floyd | The BARREL is a sturdy thing, filled with rainwater and foul
Floyd | city-dweller trash.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail barrel"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                             QUEST RATE: 38/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASSAIL BARREL
Floyd |
Floyd | Thy savage might and lust for vengeance could be put to better use
Floyd | than that, barbarian.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "seize barrel"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                             QUEST RATE: 38/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEIZE BARREL
Floyd |
Floyd | Even if you were to empty the BARREL of rainwater and trash, it's of
Floyd | no use that you can tell.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use barrel"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                             QUEST RATE: 38/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE BARREL
Floyd |
Floyd | Even if you were to empty the BARREL of rainwater and trash, it's of
Floyd | no use that you can tell.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Gunther), "This game is silly and over the top and genre mashing, but it knows it and commits to it and if taken on those terms it is delightful."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "enter barrel"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                             QUEST RATE: 38/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER BARREL
Floyd |
Floyd | The BARREL seemeth less than comfy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail rats"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                             QUEST RATE: 38/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASSAIL RATS
Floyd |
Floyd | You lash out at the RATS, but they just scurry into nearby
Floyd | hidey-holes, their twitchy tails vanishing like a child's last slurp
Floyd | of THESKIAN SPAGHETTI.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard spaghetti"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                             QUEST RATE: 38/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD SPAGHETTI
Floyd |
Floyd | I beggest thy pardon? Refer to your game manual for assistance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
jenrexrode says, "roll barrel, have barrel of fun"
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd |
Floyd | Before you can move on, a SHADY CHARACTER catches your attention with
Floyd | a "pssst!"
Floyd |
Floyd | You look down and see a HOBLING. "Barbarian," he says, "I can see
Floyd | you're new here in the ALLEYWAY. I should explain a thing or two." He
Floyd | looks both ways carefully before he continues. "This ALLEYWAY here ...
Floyd | if you ever want to stash anything, there's no safer place than right
Floyd | here. Me and the boys, we look after it, see."
Floyd |
Floyd | He sees the doubt on your features, and smiles. "We're CRIMINALS
Floyd | around here, sure. But we don't steal nuffin'! We're
Floyd | adventuring types, see. Strictly delving. Open a few doors, disarm a
Floyd | few death-traps? It's a living."
Floyd |
Floyd | "And more important ..." he hikes a thumb toward the half-open
Floyd | doorway. "That is the business place of VESSA, who we call THE
Floyd | DELICATE DOXY. She's a very fine girl, and she's a
Floyd | sweetheart, see. So if we hear about you roughin' her up or
Floyd | scarin' her, well ... we might 'revoke-your-access,' if you know what
Floyd | I'm saying."
Floyd |
Floyd | You don't know what he's saying, so you nod grimly. He smiles "You're
Floyd | okay, barbarian. Yes, sir." Then, he slips away into the shadows.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
DavidW says, "hmmm. That sounds important."
jenrexrode says, "send him after that fruit"
DavidW says, "We probably have to get rid of something when the guards chase us later, as implied in earlier text."
DavidW says, "I suggest that we be on our best behaviour with Vessa for now, but she's certain to have a prize we want anyway."
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                             QUEST RATE: 38/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DARK ALLEYWAY
Floyd | Places like this wretched ALLEYWAY make you yearn for the clean air
Floyd | and freedom of the open country. Buildings lean against one another,
Floyd | far above your head. There is a large BARREL here, presently devoid of
Floyd | scurrying RATS. To the north lay the bustling quayside. To the south,
Floyd | you could easily scramble over the city wall and up a brambly hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                   HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 39/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PERFUMED BOUDOIR
Floyd | You find yourself in a soft maze of colored veils, leading to a large
Floyd | bed piled with furs and cloth pillows. There are no candles or
Floyd | oil-lamps here, but rather globes of red glass lit by magic, pulsing
Floyd | with the rhythm of soft music.
Floyd |
Floyd | A young WOMAN reclines on the bed, REGARDING you quietly over the edge
Floyd | of a SCROLL she's writing in. Her eyes are piercing, her grin casual
Floyd | and playful. This must be VESSA herself, the DELICATE DOXY.
Floyd |
Floyd | VESSA slips the SCROLL under a pillow, and looks to you to make the
Floyd | next move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
%%% # MARK: 2012-09-09-13:08:16CDT inky says, "hmm, I guess that scroll is important"
DavidW says, "Magic scroll, I assume."
DavidW says, "Let's merely regard and parley, though."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard vessa"
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                   HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 39/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD VESSA
Floyd |
Floyd | True to her reputation, VESSA is almost too delicate for a
Floyd | neighborhood so rough as the DARK ALLEYWAY outside. Despite her small
Floyd | size and tempting curves, however, your keen Warrior's awareness
Floyd | detects an inner ferocity, and her eyes are bright with intellect,
Floyd | cunning ... even wickedness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "parley vessa"
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                   HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 39/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY VESSA
Floyd |
Floyd | Prithee pardon, barbarian? Refer to your game manual for assistance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "parley with vessa"
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                   HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 39/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH VESSA
Floyd |
Floyd | "Welcome to my BOUDOIR, barbarian," she says with an arched eyebrow,
Floyd | plainly observing your manly form. "The arrangements here are easy ...
Floyd | just bring me something suitable as payment, some little bauble or
Floyd | treasure you have no need of. In exchange, I will sate your appetites
Floyd | and refresh you for your battles ahead."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "oh, so she's a 'healer', kinda?"
inky says, "I guess, but that seems weird"
inky says, "since we can just wait a couple turns to heal"
DavidW asks, "well, what about poison?"
inky says, "could be, could be"
DavidW asks, "What if we get infested with THESKIAN WIGHT-MITES?"
DavidW says, "We could be cursed with eternal hunger. That would be bad."
inky says, "ok anyway, I dunno what else to do with her at the moment"
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 25/25
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                             QUEST RATE: 39/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DARK ALLEYWAY
Floyd | Places like this wretched ALLEYWAY make you yearn for the clean air
Floyd | and freedom of the open country. Buildings lean against one another,
Floyd | far above your head, and RATS scurry around the base of a large
Floyd | BARREL. To the north lay the bustling quayside. To the south, you
Floyd | could easily scramble over the city wall and up a brambly hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | Light shines from a half-open doorway nearby, you could go IN if you
Floyd | wanted. The air from the doorway smells of subtle perfumes and spices.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 24/26
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                              QUEST RATE: 40/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEYARD
Floyd | This dismal GRAVEYARD sits on a hill cloaked in mist, overlooking the
Floyd | SLAVER KING'S seedy SEAPORT to the north. There are hundreds of
Floyd | gravestones, some cracked with centuries of age, some quite new. There
Floyd | is a single large TOMB that a brave soul might choose to ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | This GRAVEYARD seems particularly un-rested tonight, as dozens of
Floyd | LIVING KLENGON DEAD begin to claw their way out of the graves to
Floyd | destroy the living!
Floyd |
Floyd | Several of the LIVING KLENGON DEAD advance at once, restricting your
Floyd | opportunities for escape and carving into you with an assortment of
Floyd | weapons! You have suffered 1 hit of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "whoah dang"
DavidW asks, "I think we should leave Vessa for now and explore south of the alleyway. What do you guys think?"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail dead"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 22/26
Floyd ]                LIVING KLENGON DEAD HIT POINTS: 44/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You could have sworn your aim was true, but your quarry was already
Floyd | elsewhere! A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | The LIVING KLENGON DEAD move slowly, but there are so many of them,
Floyd | clawing, clawing! You have suffered 2 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gunther says, "oh bi, not Klengons"
DavidW says, "wtf"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail dead"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 22/26
Floyd ]                LIVING KLENGON DEAD HIT POINTS: 40/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's truculent toe-demon! A mighty blow! You scored 4 points
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The LIVING KLENGON DEAD shuffle and moan and cluster together, as if
Floyd | awaiting infernal orders to destroy you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gunther says, "er, oh my"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail dead"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 20/26
Floyd ]                LIVING KLENGON DEAD HIT POINTS: 35/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack with all your might! You scored 5 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | You are briefly overwhelmed by the mass of LIVING KLENGON DEAD. While
Floyd | mowing two of them down, three others strike! You have suffered 2
Floyd | hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hmm"
inky says, "this seems like a potentially winnable fight even though they have more hp"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail dead"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 18/26
Floyd ]                LIVING KLENGON DEAD HIT POINTS: 28/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your foe is astonished by your speed as you strike hard! You
Floyd | scored 7 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The LIVING KLENGON DEAD, though corpses a-rotting, fight with the
Floyd | arrogance of living KLENGONS and the snarling leers to boot! You
Floyd | have suffered 2 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail dead"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 16/26
Floyd ]                LIVING KLENGON DEAD HIT POINTS: 23/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's reprehensible table-manners, a fine hit! You scored 5
Floyd | points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Several of the LIVING KLENGON DEAD advance at once, restricting your
Floyd | opportunities for escape and carving into you with an assortment of
Floyd | weapons! You have suffered 2 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail dead"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 14/26
Floyd ]                LIVING KLENGON DEAD HIT POINTS: 23/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's hoary homburg! Thine arm hath failed thee!
Floyd |
Floyd | The LIVING KLENGON DEAD move slowly, but there are so many of them,
Floyd | clawing, clawing! You have suffered 2 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail dead"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 12/26
Floyd ]                LIVING KLENGON DEAD HIT POINTS: 18/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You hit hard, snarling with rage! You scored 5 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The LIVING KLENGON DEAD, though corpses a-rotting, fight with the
Floyd | arrogance of living KLENGONS and the snarling leers to boot! You
Floyd | have suffered 2 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail dead"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 12/26
Floyd ]                LIVING KLENGON DEAD HIT POINTS: 18/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You are quick, but your foe was quicker that time. A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | The LIVING KLENGON DEAD shuffle and moan and cluster together, as if
Floyd | awaiting infernal orders to destroy you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail dead"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 10/26
Floyd ]                LIVING KLENGON DEAD HIT POINTS: 9/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lash out with the rage of your barbarian ancestors! You scored
Floyd | 9 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | You are briefly overwhelmed by the mass of LIVING KLENGON DEAD. While
Floyd | mowing two of them down, three others strike! You have suffered 2
Floyd | hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail dead"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 8/26
Floyd ]                LIVING KLENGON DEAD HIT POINTS: 3/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's non-Euclidean necktie, a blow to be remembered! You
Floyd | scored 6 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The LIVING KLENGON DEAD move slowly, but there are so many of them,
Floyd | clawing, clawing! You have suffered 2 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail dead"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! A mighty attack! You scored 8 points of damage, leaving the
Floyd | LIVING KLENGON DEAD at your mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The LIVING KLENGON DEAD are defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | You rummage through the remains and find something of interest.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 12/26
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                              QUEST RATE: 44/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEYARD
Floyd | This dismal GRAVEYARD sits on a hill cloaked in mist, overlooking the
Floyd | SLAVER KING'S seedy SEAPORT to the north. There are hundreds of
Floyd | gravestones, some cracked with centuries of age, some quite new. There
Floyd | is a single large TOMB that a brave soul might choose to ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a SUIT OF CHAINMAIL ARMOR here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hel-lo"
inky says (to Floyd), "get chainmai"
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 12/26
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                              QUEST RATE: 44/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET CHAINMAI
Floyd |
Floyd | A whammy on your demonic keyboard! Refer to your game manual for
Floyd | assistance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "w00t"
inky says (to Floyd), "get chainmail"
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 16/28
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                              QUEST RATE: 47/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET CHAINMAIL
Floyd |
Floyd | Seized.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard chainmail"
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 20/28
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                              QUEST RATE: 47/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD CHAINMAIL
Floyd |
Floyd | It's heavier and slower than you like, but the protection is useful.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
zarf says (to inky), "oh ye who go about saying 'hello, mail-er'"
inky says (to Floyd), "use chainmail"
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 42/42
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                              QUEST RATE: 47/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE CHAINMAIL
Floyd |
Floyd | You remove the SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR, and replace it with the SUIT OF
Floyd | CHAINMAIL ARMOR. Now you are well-suited for bloody mayhem!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hee hee"
inky says, "dang, +14 max hp"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf6"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 42/42
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                              QUEST RATE: 47/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "or really +16 since I think the burlap gave us like +2"
inky says (to DavidW), "good point"
inky says, "also, it looks like switching armor gave us a full heal, which is convenient"
inky says (to Floyd), "regard tomb"
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 42/42
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                              QUEST RATE: 47/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD TOMB
Floyd |
Floyd | A quick visit to the TOMB wouldst satisfy thy curiosity.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 42/42
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                              QUEST RATE: 47/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEYARD
Floyd | This dismal GRAVEYARD sits on a hill cloaked in mist, overlooking the
Floyd | SLAVER KING'S seedy SEAPORT to the north. There are hundreds of
Floyd | gravestones, some cracked with centuries of age, some quite new. There
Floyd | is a single large TOMB that a brave soul might choose to ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "There's a whole vertical section of the map that's blank."
inky says (to Floyd), "regard seaport"
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 42/42
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                              QUEST RATE: 47/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD SEAPORT
Floyd |
Floyd | You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. Unless
Floyd | you travel to GOD CITY, perhaps, or BLACKHAWK ... or the CITY OF
Floyd | THUNDERS. Things are pretty bad there. And up in the BLEAK MOUNTAINS
Floyd | there are a lot of BEE GIRLS, come to think of it, and they live in
Floyd | ACTUAL HIVES of scum and/or villainy. Anyway, it looks like any other
Floyd | town you've seen.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ok, well, since you saved I feel no compunction about entering the tomb"
inky says (to Floyd), "enter tomb"
Floyd ]  TOMB                                               HIT POINTS: 29/42
Floyd ]  Exits: Down Out                                   QUEST RATE: 49/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | TOMB
Floyd | This TOMB is tiny and cold, and hath long ago been stripped of
Floyd | treasures by disrespectful, thrice-damned, impious, tomb-robbing
Floyd | adventurers who got here faster than you. An entrance leads down into
Floyd | the CRYPT, but a ghostly guardian blocks the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a SPECTERAL SPIRIT here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The SPECTERAL SPIRIT attacks! You have suffered 13 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "...good thing you saved!"
inky says (to Floyd), "attack spirit"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 18/42
Floyd ]                SPECTERAL SPIRIT HIT POINTS: 189/196
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Taste barbarian rage, SPECTERAL SPIRIT! You scored 7 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Though the SPIRIT barely responds to the physical world, its icy hands
Floyd | bite like DAGGERS! You have suffered 11 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard spirit"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 18/42
Floyd ]                SPECTERAL SPIRIT HIT POINTS: 189/196
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD SPIRIT
Floyd |
Floyd | By the cut of its tattered and specteral raiment, this must be the
Floyd | shade of some great and regal SULTAN or STAGE MAGICIAN.
Floyd |
Floyd | The SPECTERAL SPIRIT wails and moans and locks its eyes to yours,
Floyd | silently begging to be released from its eternal torment!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack spirit"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 8/42
Floyd ]                SPECTERAL SPIRIT HIT POINTS: 182/196
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! You give the SPECTERAL SPIRIT a sampling of your GLADIUS SWORD,
Floyd | but good! You scored 7 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a wail of torment and regret, the SPECTERAL SPIRIT lashes out at
Floyd | you! You have suffered 10 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack spirit"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 5/42
Floyd ]                SPECTERAL SPIRIT HIT POINTS: 177/196
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A skillful attack if you do say so yourself! You scored 5 points
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SPECTERAL SPIRIT attacks in a tormented rage! You have
Floyd | suffered 3 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack spirit"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 0/42
Floyd ]                SPECTERAL SPIRIT HIT POINTS: 169/196
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's devastating candor, a fine hit! You scored 8 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SPECTERAL SPIRIT reaches into your chest and clutches your heart
Floyd | with an icy grip! You have suffered 10 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 49 out of a possible 500, in 129 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of "Delinquent Brute".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf6"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 42/42
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                              QUEST RATE: 47/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We're not really ready to fight a spectral spirit, methinks."
inky says, "ok then"
inky asks, "which way to the unexplored column? east, I guess?"
DavidW asks, "East of graveyard?"
Jacqueline is waiting for Gunther to comment on the SPECTERAL SPIRIT (which bothered me every time maga read it out loud yesterday).
Tale has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge. Jacqueline says, "Grenouille is French for frog."
Jacqueline says, "ILAC"
DavidW says (to inky), "yes, east"
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 42/42
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                         QUEST RATE: 48/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROCKY RUIN
Floyd | Cracked remnants of walls and a stretch of weed-grown cobblestones
Floyd | tell of an old temple or abbey ... perhaps even a village. Whatever it
Floyd | was, it now lies in ROCKY RUIN. Poking through the remnants, you
Floyd | notice a shadowy archway leading IN to one small structure that
Floyd | remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | Simply walking IN, however, isn't currently an option, as a vast RUIN
Floyd | SLUG - the largest you've ever seen - is basking its slimy bulk in the
Floyd | evening sun, right near the entrance. The SLUG makes no move toward
Floyd | you, but you'd have to ASSAIL it (and survive) to find out what lay
Floyd | beyond the arch.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a TELEPHONE POLE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ha"
inky says, "well, in this situation Conan pushed a bunch of rocks down on the slug, as I recall"
inky says (to Floyd), "regard pole"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 42/42
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                         QUEST RATE: 48/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD POLE
Floyd |
Floyd | The TELEPHONE POLE seems quite sturdy, and its runes name it "BELL
Floyd | SYSTEMS OF DETROIT." A potent blessing of magic, no doubt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky asks, "is this pole a weapon we can use when we are tougher?"
DavidW asks, "What is Detroit anything doing on another planet?"
inky says (to Floyd), "seize pole"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 42/42
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                         QUEST RATE: 48/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEIZE POLE
Floyd |
Floyd | You lack the strength of arm to heft such a mighty thing!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail pole"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 42/42
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                         QUEST RATE: 48/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASSAIL POLE
Floyd |
Floyd | The TELEPHONE POLE is not your foe, barbarian.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "climb pole"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 42/42
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                         QUEST RATE: 48/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLIMB POLE
Floyd |
Floyd | The dullest Klengon can do better than that. Refer to your game manual
Floyd | for assistance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Slugs are often laid low with salt, if we find any."
DavidW says, "But maybe normal fighting works too. who knows."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard ruin"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 42/42
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                         QUEST RATE: 48/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD RUIN
Floyd |
Floyd | It's an acid-spewing slug the size of a smallish elephant. Very
Floyd | rubbery, it takes a lot of punishment to defeat one. The RUIN SLUG is
Floyd | staring at you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 26/42
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 198/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your attack is too hasty, and it fails!
Floyd |
Floyd | The RUIN SLUG attacks! You have suffered 16 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "..oops"
inky says, "I guess this is the spectral spirit of slugs"
DavidW says, "yeah, I expected as much."
Jacqueline says, "Dag, 198 hp."
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  LONELY HILL                                        HIT POINTS: 33/42
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 49/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | LONELY HILL
Floyd | Forest surrounds this hill on all sides, but there are no trees at the
Floyd | top - only grass and a few sad flowers, bending toward the setting
Floyd | sun. You see farmland to the north, and the CASTLE of the SLAVER KING
Floyd | looming high above. To the west is the harbor TOWN, but there's no
Floyd | good path from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "This is a fight best won with brain not brawn."
inky says, "in that case, I flee!"
DavidW asks, "Check that the scarred forest is due east of here, please?"
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 40/42
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                   QUEST RATE: 49/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SCARRED FOREST
Floyd | The remains of FALLEN TREES are here, overgrown with ferns and
Floyd | surrounding a half-buried shack of once-fine metal, draped with canvas
Floyd | and pocked with rust. You are wise in the ways of these: they are the
Floyd | "space-ships" that brought men from dark places in the sky, ere they
Floyd | fell.
Floyd |
Floyd | You notice a hatchway hanging open; you could ENTER if you so desired.
Floyd | This remnant of a ROCKET seems abandoned, apart from a tired-looking
Floyd | metallic figure slumped against its side ...
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a ROBODROID here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
%%% # MARK: 2012-09-09-13:23:16CDT inky says, "a well-aimed directional blow, sirrah"
DavidW says, "ok. Go back west and north."
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  LONELY HILL                                        HIT POINTS: 42/42
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 49/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | LONELY HILL
Floyd | Forest surrounds this hill on all sides, but there are no trees at the
Floyd | top - only grass and a few sad flowers, bending toward the setting
Floyd | sun. You see farmland to the north, and the CASTLE of the SLAVER KING
Floyd | looming high above. To the west is the harbor TOWN, but there's no
Floyd | good path from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 43/43
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                            QUEST RATE: 50/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FARMER'S GREEN
Floyd | A humble WELL provides a centerpiece for this quiet place, surrounded
Floyd | by farmland providing food for the port town to the west. To the
Floyd | north, the shadow of the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE blots out part of the
Floyd | evening sky, but there's no path there from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see an EAR OF CORN here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "aw yeah"
DavidW says, "We still have no oil, I guess."
inky says, "I wonder if the bear would like some delicious corn"
inky says, "maybe we can turn the corn into corn oil"
inky says (to Floyd), "get corn"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 43/43
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                            QUEST RATE: 53/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET CORN
Floyd |
Floyd | Seized.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard corn"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 43/43
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                            QUEST RATE: 53/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD CORN
Floyd |
Floyd | It reminds you of an EAR OF CORN from your childhood.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use well"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 43/43
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                            QUEST RATE: 53/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE WELL
Floyd |
Floyd | I've seen this tragedy before. The alluring proximity of a WELL can
Floyd | drive many a hero to gibbering madness.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard well"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 43/43
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                            QUEST RATE: 53/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD WELL
Floyd |
Floyd | It reminds you of the old tavern tale about the clever farmer, the
Floyd | WELL, and the murder of the FIRST HOBLING EMPEROR.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "parley with well"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 43/43
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                            QUEST RATE: 53/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH WELL
Floyd |
Floyd | Thou hast barkest up the wrong tree, barbarian.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "down"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 43/43
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                            QUEST RATE: 53/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > DOWN
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | You feel the wind change direction.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use cloth with corn"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 43/43
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                            QUEST RATE: 53/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE CLOTH WITH CORN
Floyd |
Floyd | Thou art a Warrior-born, barbarian, not a scullery maid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "heh"
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 43/43
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 53/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OPEN PLAIN
Floyd | A gentle breeze ripples the sparse grasses here, under a blood-red
Floyd | sun. There are many paths. You see mountains to the distant east. You
Floyd | feel a manly twitching in your thews, enlivened by the freedom of the
Floyd | open country.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "oh yeah, back to start"
inky says, "well, perhaps it is now time for lizard battle"
inky says, "or, as you might prefer, battle lizard"
borowski says, "The battle lizard battle."
DavidW says, "We haven't gone east of Marketplace, or north of Frosted Uplands, or east of Idol Swamp."
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 43/43
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 53/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "But I agree, lizard battle is nigh."
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  WOODED FOOTHILLS                                   HIT POINTS: 38/43
Floyd ]  Paths: South West                                 QUEST RATE: 54/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | WOODED FOOTHILLS
Floyd | The great snow-capped PEAKS now loom above you, dramatic and craggy
Floyd | through the treetops. You can see a WINDING TRAIL leading south that
Floyd | would take you higher into the mountains.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a sudden whiff of brimstone, and an INFERNAL APE swings down
Floyd | from the treetops, screeching for your blood!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE leaps straight for your throat, and his fangs rip
Floyd | deep into your neck and shoulder. You have suffered 5 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "oops"
inky says, "ape battle interupts lizard battle"
inky says, "it's the old, old story"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 38/43
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 64/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Taste barbarian rage, INFERNAL APE! You scored 6 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE attacks you savagely, but misses!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 32/43
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 56/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack with all your might! You scored 8 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a snarl, the INFERNAL APE is airborne, slashing deeply into your
Floyd | side with his fangs. You have suffered 6 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to inky), "haha"
inky says, "oops, this might not end well"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 29/43
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 56/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's devastating candor! Thine aim hath failed thee!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE attacks in a scorching blur of HELL-FIRE, burning
Floyd | your flesh with an infernal howl of triumph! You have suffered 3
Floyd | hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 29/43
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 49/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack! You scored 7 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE attacks you savagely, but misses!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 20/43
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 44/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's bristliest back hairs! A mighty blow! You scored 5
Floyd | points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE strikes, leaping high and ripping into your chest
Floyd | with a savage snarl. You have suffered 9 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 27/43
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 54/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "successful flee!"
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 34/43
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 54/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OPEN PLAIN
Floyd | A gentle breeze ripples the sparse grasses here, under a blood-red
Floyd | sun. There are many paths. You see mountains to the distant east. You
Floyd | feel a manly twitching in your thews, enlivened by the freedom of the
Floyd | open country.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 41/43
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 54/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 43/43
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 54/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf7"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 43/43
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 54/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "now then"
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 43/45
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 55/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OLD STONE BRIDGE
Floyd | This ancient bridge crosses a stream running down from the uplands to
Floyd | the east, and disappearing into a small CULVERT at the base of a
Floyd | cliff. This cliff, and the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE atop it, casts an icy
Floyd | shadow over the bridge. There is no path to the CASTLE from here, but
Floyd | the ROYAL ROAD lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | The OLD STONE BRIDGE is guarded by a LIZARD MAIDEN, half a head taller
Floyd | than you. The LIZARD MEN rarely permit their women to become warriors,
Floyd | but this one obviously didn't seek permission! She may even be some
Floyd | kind of LIZARD-AMAZON hybrid ... you know not. She would be lovely,
Floyd | but for her green scales, cold blood, needle-like fangs and snake-like
Floyd | eyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | She hefts an impressive green-metal TWO-HANDED SWORD and looks you in
Floyd | the eye. "I await a worthy foe, rat-slave. Dare you challenge me?" She
Floyd | laughs a hissing laugh. "If not, you may scurry away in peace. Only
Floyd | men of mettle concern me."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail lizard"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 34/45
Floyd ]                   LIZARD MAIDEN HIT POINTS: 27/31
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A skillful attack if you do say so yourself! You scored 4 points
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The LIZARD MAIDEN attacks! You have suffered 9 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail lizard"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 24/45
Floyd ]                   LIZARD MAIDEN HIT POINTS: 20/31
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your foe is astonished by your speed as you strike hard! You
Floyd | scored 7 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a howl of rage, the LIZARD MAIDEN strikes! You have suffered
Floyd | 10 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail lizard"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 20/45
Floyd ]                   LIZARD MAIDEN HIT POINTS: 13/31
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's sacred codpiece, your GLADIUS SWORD lands home! You
Floyd | scored 7 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The strange GREEN SWORD of the LIZARD MAIDEN cuts as fine as any steel
Floyd | you've known! You have suffered 4 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail lizard"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 20/45
Floyd ]                   LIZARD MAIDEN HIT POINTS: 13/31
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A miss! BAH!
Floyd |
Floyd | The LIZARD MAIDEN dances in a defensive stance, watching your
Floyd | movements, hissing, and looking for an opening.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail lizard"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 10/45
Floyd ]                   LIZARD MAIDEN HIT POINTS: 6/31
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's sable-coated cysts, you strike hard and true! You
Floyd | scored 7 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Cursing your weakness, the LIZARD MAIDEN swings low with her
Floyd | blade! You have suffered 10 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail lizard"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's pampered panda-bears, a blow to be remembered! You
Floyd | scored 7 points of damage, leaving the LIZARD MAIDEN at your
Floyd | mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The LIZARD MAIDEN is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | You kick the body of the LIZARD MAIDEN into the stream below the
Floyd | bridge, and watch it wash into the narrow CULVERT leading into the
Floyd | base of the CASTLE. On the ground, her green-metal SWORD awaits ...
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 17/45
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 59/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OLD STONE BRIDGE
Floyd | This ancient bridge crosses a stream running down from the uplands to
Floyd | the east, and disappearing into a small CULVERT at the base of a
Floyd | cliff. This cliff, and the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE atop it, casts an icy
Floyd | shadow over the bridge. There is no path to the CASTLE from here, but
Floyd | the ROYAL ROAD lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a TWO-HANDED SWORD here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "victory is ours"
inky says (to Floyd), "get sword"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 24/47
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 62/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | (the TWO-HANDED SWORD)
Floyd | Seized.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use sword"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 31/47
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 62/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | (the GLADIUS SWORD)
Floyd | You unhand the GLADIUS SWORD and carry it as ordinary gear. Your bare
Floyd | FIST is ready for battle!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use two-handed sword"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 38/47
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 62/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE TWO-HANDED SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | You heft the TWO-HANDED SWORD in your mighty hand, prepared for
Floyd | battle!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "now we're talkin'"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "cf8"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 38/47
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 62/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard two-handed sword"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 45/47
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 62/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD TWO-HANDED SWORD
Floyd |
Floyd | It's fashioned from a strange green metal. Some sort of LIZARD MAN
Floyd | iron, perhaps.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "oh yeah, good call"
zarf says, "I'm not sure 'two handed sword' means what you think"
inky says, "hee hee"
inky says (to zarf), "well, we're a barbarian"
Gunther asks, "the one from Munchkin?"
zarf says, "point"
inky says, "we don't have to use both hands unless it's a three- or four-handed sword"
DavidW asks, "anyway, east of Marketplace? north of Uplands? Or fight a rogue in the pit?"
inky says, "I feel like the rogue had like 60 hp"
inky says, "so I would like to get a little tougher first"
DavidW says, "oh, ok"
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 47/47
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 62/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd |    * BAROOOOOO!!! *
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear the peal of a great horn in the distance, from the highest
Floyd | turrets of the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE. You knew this moment would come
Floyd | ... the SLAVER KING has heard of your movements, and he has no doubt
Floyd | released his precious pets, a trio of deadly PYREXIS HOUNDS, to hunt
Floyd | you down and deliver your charred carcass.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I haven't been recording the HP of enemies."
borowski comes here everyday to talk to butterflies and say stuff to them.
borowski has disconnected. inky says, "whoah dang"
borowski arrives, ready to play with the toys.
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 47/47
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                              QUEST RATE: 62/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FROSTED UPLANDS
Floyd | Layers of frost and snow glitter on crags of ancient rock, and there
Floyd | are deep snowbanks to the north, approaching a BRIDGE made of pure
Floyd | ice, spanning a MIGHTY CREVASSE. Also seemingly made of ice is a
Floyd | beautiful CRYSTAL SPIRE, towering in the fading light, which you may
Floyd | ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 47/47
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                              QUEST RATE: 62/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | Before you can approach the icy bridge, there is a great explosion of
Floyd | snow all around you, a shifting and coiling of fur and ire! A GIANT
Floyd | SNOW-SERPENT rises, hissing, into the frosty sunlight, its fangs
Floyd | dripping with ICE VENOM.
Floyd |
Floyd | The GIANT SNOW-SERPENT coils and strikes, but your barbarian reflexes
Floyd | save you from harm!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "snow-serpent also sounds like something that will kick our ass"
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 47/47
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                              QUEST RATE: 62/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | FROSTED UPLANDS
Floyd | [Time recedes before thee.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf9"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 47/47
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                              QUEST RATE: 62/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 34/47
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                              QUEST RATE: 62/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | Before you can approach the icy bridge, there is a great explosion of
Floyd | snow all around you, a shifting and coiling of fur and ire! A GIANT
Floyd | SNOW-SERPENT rises, hissing, into the frosty sunlight, its fangs
Floyd | dripping with ICE VENOM.
Floyd |
Floyd | The GIANT SNOW-SERPENT coils tight, and then leaps at you with all its
Floyd | great bulk, carrying you both further down the frosty slope as its
Floyd | fangs dig in! You have suffered 13 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack serpent"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 34/47
Floyd ]                GIANT SNOW-SERPENT HIT POINTS: 21/33
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! You give the GIANT SNOW-SERPENT a sampling of your TWO-HANDED
Floyd | SWORD, but good! You scored 12 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The GIANT SNOW-SERPENT coils and strikes, but your barbarian reflexes
Floyd | save you from harm!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "uh, I would've suggested running to safety in Dark Alleyway, actually."
inky says, "oh hmm"
inky says (to Floyd), "attack serpent"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 34/47
Floyd ]                GIANT SNOW-SERPENT HIT POINTS: 21/33
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You were too slow that time. A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | The GIANT SNOW-SERPENT coils and strikes, but your barbarian reflexes
Floyd | save you from harm!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "oh hmm"
inky says, "er"
inky says (to Floyd), "attack serpent"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 34/47
Floyd ]                GIANT SNOW-SERPENT HIT POINTS: 15/33
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You hit hard, snarling with rage! You scored 6 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The GIANT SNOW-SERPENT coils and strikes, but your barbarian reflexes
Floyd | save you from harm!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack serpent"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 15/47
Floyd ]                 GIANT SNOW-SERPENT HIT POINTS: 8/33
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You leap, and strike! You scored 7 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a savage hiss and almost hypnotic motion, the GIANT SNOW-SERPENT
Floyd | strikes! You have suffered 19 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack serpent"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! A mighty attack! You scored 12 points of damage, leaving
Floyd | the GIANT SNOW-SERPENT at your mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The GIANT SNOW-SERPENT is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | You take a moment to carve into its warm, furry scales to find the
Floyd | bloody flesh beneath. Searching for exactly the right muscle, you rip
Floyd | free a valuable treasure ...
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 23/49
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                              QUEST RATE: 67/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FROSTED UPLANDS
Floyd | Layers of frost and snow glitter on crags of ancient rock, and there
Floyd | are deep snowbanks to the north, approaching a BRIDGE made of pure
Floyd | ice, spanning a MIGHTY CREVASSE. Also seemingly made of ice is a
Floyd | beautiful CRYSTAL SPIRE, towering in the fading light, which you may
Floyd | ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a SLAB OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "get slab"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 31/50
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                              QUEST RATE: 70/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET SLAB
Floyd |
Floyd | Seized.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "delicious!"
inky says (to Floyd), "x slab"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 39/50
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                              QUEST RATE: 70/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SLAB
Floyd |
Floyd | The SLAB OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT shines in its raw ichor. Your tribe has
Floyd | long known that the flesh of this beast, once properly ripened and
Floyd | then consumed rapidly, has magic healing properties that allow
Floyd | Warriors to defeat foes much more powerful than they. Useful, for a
Floyd | Warrior-born such as you! This slab's ichor is not yet iridescent.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hmm"
inky says, "I hope it doesn't turn out that we have to kill the serpent at the right time so its meat ripens at the right time so we can use it at the right time"
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 47/50
Floyd ]  Paths: South In                                   QUEST RATE: 72/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE
Floyd | The snow on this mountain slope is all but undisturbed, and it glows a
Floyd | rich orange in the light of the setting sun. You can see that sun, far
Floyd | to the west, sinking into the sea. Its rays touch also on an ornate
Floyd | structure: You may (if you dare) ENTER a black TEMPLE to the Viraxian
Floyd | Demon-Gods.
Floyd |
Floyd | ... the sight of the SEA OF GREAT PERIL gets you thinking about that
Floyd | STINKY BAIT you won from the MIRE IMP. Knowest thou that yonder SEA is
Floyd | filled with beasts of many kinds, some of whom might fancy even such
Floyd | foul BAIT as this.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "do we dare? of course we dare"
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf10"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 47/50
Floyd ]  Paths: South In                                   QUEST RATE: 72/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "if you save, first."
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 50/50
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 73/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | TEMPLE
Floyd | Your nostrils flare at the lingering smoke from incense, and at the
Floyd | strong scent of holy oils. The TEMPLE is ancient, cold and dark, with
Floyd | but dim shafts of smoky light from high windows. In the center of the
Floyd | room is an ALTAR, on which a SACRIFICE is being prepared.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see the VIRAXIAN INCENSE, the ACOLYTE OF TRAGA and GINA THE
Floyd | VIRGIN SACRIFICE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The ACOLYTE OF TRAGA looks up from his work as you enter amid a swirl
Floyd | of snow. "Welcome, barbarian," he says. "Please, take your ease here
Floyd | if you need shelter from the cold. The hospitality of our DARK DEMON
Floyd | LORD FROM BENEATH THE STYGIAN ABYSSAL PITS is no mere rumor. When you
Floyd | have a time, come and PARLEY with me."
Floyd |
Floyd | The VIRGIN SACRIFICE also looks up with a welcoming smile, but as she
Floyd | is bound oiled and naked to the altar she does not rise to greet you
Floyd | formally.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ha"
inky says (to Floyd), "regard incense"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 50/50
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 73/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD INCENSE
Floyd |
Floyd | The INCENSE is currently unlit.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard acolyte"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 50/50
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 73/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD ACOLYTE
Floyd |
Floyd | You sense nothing about the ACOLYTE OF TRAGA that you would consider a
Floyd | threat.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard sacrifice"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 50/50
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 73/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD SACRIFICE
Floyd |
Floyd | GINA is bound naked to the cold stone ALTAR, her heaving breasts
Floyd | glistening with ANOINTING OIL.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "oil!"
inky says (to Floyd), "use cloth with sacrifice"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 54/54
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 80/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE CLOTH WITH SACRIFICE
Floyd |
Floyd | In a moment when the ACOLYTE is looking elsewhere, you wipe the soft
Floyd | ABSORBENT SPACE-RAG across GINA's naked, heaving bosoms, lingering no
Floyd | longer than you dare. GINA grins at the secret moment you have shared,
Floyd | and now you have a DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yay oil"
inky says (to Floyd), "parley with acolyte"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 54/54
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 80/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH ACOLYTE
Floyd |
Floyd | The ACOLYTE nods in greeting. "It is comforting to have a Warrior
Floyd | visit us here. We worry constantly of invasion by the BEE GIRLS and
Floyd | THREE-HEADED GIANTS of the high mountains, and perhaps a man like you
Floyd | can aid me ..." He holds up a beautiful gem. "Bring me a worthy WEAPON
Floyd | I can use to defend the TEMPLE, and I will give you this valuable
Floyd | FIERY JEWEL." The treasure he offers is indeed beautiful: a
Floyd | darkly-shining stone with living sparks inside.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "interesting"
inky says (to Floyd), "parley with gina"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 54/54
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 80/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH GINA
Floyd |
Floyd | GINA notices the look of concern in your eyes. "Worry not, barbarian,
Floyd | for I am here by choice. My life-force will be an UNHOLY GIFT to the
Floyd | VIRAXIAN DEMON-GODS, and spare my people a poor harvest." She
Floyd | continues with more along those lines, but you find yourself
Floyd | distracted by her naked body, gleaming with ANOINTING OIL. You do your
Floyd | best to keep your eyes level and pay attention.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your nostrils flare, picking up a familiar rotting scent ... what
Floyd | could that be?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
%%% # MARK: 2012-09-09-13:38:16CDT
inky says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 54/54
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 80/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | TEMPLE
Floyd | Your nostrils flare at the lingering smoke from incense, and at the
Floyd | strong scent of holy oils. The TEMPLE is ancient, cold and dark, with
Floyd | but dim shafts of smoky light from high windows. In the center of the
Floyd | room is an ALTAR, on which a SACRIFICE is being prepared.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see the VIRAXIAN INCENSE, the ACOLYTE OF TRAGA and GINA THE
Floyd | VIRGIN SACRIFICE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard altar"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 54/54
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 80/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD ALTAR
Floyd |
Floyd | The ALTAR has an oiled, naked VIRGIN SACRIFICE on it. She gives you a
Floyd | wink.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "smell"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 54/54
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 80/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SMELL
Floyd |
Floyd | The bloodlust must be clouding your thoughts, barbarian. The HELP
Floyd | command may offer some remedy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hmm"
DavidW says, "Our serpent meat, perhaps"
inky says, "I don't know what the familiar rotting smell is from"
inky says, "oh aha"
inky says (to Floyd), "regard meat"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 54/54
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                        QUEST RATE: 80/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD MEAT
Floyd |
Floyd | The SLAB OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT shines in its raw ichor. Your tribe has
Floyd | long known that the flesh of this beast, once properly ripened and
Floyd | then consumed rapidly, has magic healing properties that allow
Floyd | Warriors to defeat foes much more powerful than they. Useful, for a
Floyd | Warrior-born such as you! This slab has now ripened; the ichor swirls
Floyd | with prismatic power and the stench is comforting.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "sure enough"
inky says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 54/54
Floyd ]  Paths: South In                                   QUEST RATE: 80/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE
Floyd | The snow on this mountain slope is all but undisturbed, and it glows a
Floyd | rich orange in the light of the setting sun. You can see that sun, far
Floyd | to the west, sinking into the sea. Its rays touch also on an ornate
Floyd | structure: You may (if you dare) ENTER a black TEMPLE to the Viraxian
Floyd | Demon-Gods.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ok, well, I'm going to go oil the robot"
inky says, "as they say"
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 54/54
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                              QUEST RATE: 80/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FROSTED UPLANDS
Floyd | Layers of frost and snow glitter on crags of ancient rock, and there
Floyd | are deep snowbanks to the north, approaching a BRIDGE made of pure
Floyd | ice, spanning a MIGHTY CREVASSE. Also seemingly made of ice is a
Floyd | beautiful CRYSTAL SPIRE, towering in the fading light, which you may
Floyd | ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 54/54
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                              QUEST RATE: 80/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 54/54
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 80/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | Danger! Your keen ears pick up the barking and howling of the PYREXIS
Floyd | HOUND PACK, nearby!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "oops uh-oh"
DavidW says, "I hope the meat doesn't spoil"
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 50/54
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 80/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a PYREXIS HOUND PACK here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The entire PACK leaps upon you! You feel tooth and claw shredding at
Floyd | your very force of life! You have suffered 4 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack pack"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 48/54
Floyd ]                PYREXIS HOUND PACK HIT POINTS: 37/37
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Damn and blast! A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | The PACK take turns tearing at your flesh! You have suffered 2
Floyd | hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail pack"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 35/54
Floyd ]                PYREXIS HOUND PACK HIT POINTS: 26/37
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Taste barbarian rage, PYREXIS HOUND PACK! You scored 11 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The PACK LEADER leaps forward, and cuts deep into your shoulder with
Floyd | his FIERY FANGS OF HEAT! You have suffered 13 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail pack"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 31/54
Floyd ]                PYREXIS HOUND PACK HIT POINTS: 20/37
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lunge deep, and strike! You scored 6 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | As the PACK LEADER brays from the rear, the other HOUNDS shred flesh
Floyd | from your legs! You have suffered 4 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail pack"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 26/54
Floyd ]                PYREXIS HOUND PACK HIT POINTS: 20/37
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's discordant drum solo! Thou hast missest!
Floyd |
Floyd | The PACK take turns tearing at your flesh! You have suffered 5
Floyd | hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail pack"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 13/54
Floyd ]                PYREXIS HOUND PACK HIT POINTS: 20/37
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A thousand curses on these foolish percentile dice! A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | As the PACK LEADER brays from the rear, the other HOUNDS shred flesh
Floyd | from your legs! You have suffered 13 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail pack"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 10/54
Floyd ]                PYREXIS HOUND PACK HIT POINTS: 20/37
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Curses! A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | The PACK LEADER leaps forward, and cuts deep into your shoulder with
Floyd | his FIERY FANGS OF HEAT! You have suffered 3 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail pack"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 4/54
Floyd ]                PYREXIS HOUND PACK HIT POINTS: 10/37
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's hallowed hiphuggers, a fine hit! You scored 10 points
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The entire PACK leaps upon you! You feel tooth and claw shredding at
Floyd | your very force of life! You have suffered 6 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail pack"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lash out with the rage of your barbarian ancestors! You scored
Floyd | 13 points of damage, leaving the PYREXIS HOUND PACK at your
Floyd | mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The PYREXIS HOUND PACK is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | With the last of the PYREXIS HOUNDS dead at your feet, you grab the
Floyd | strongest by the jaw and rip its head from its body. Examining the
Floyd | beast, you recall a lesson taught you by a Pioneer when you were a
Floyd | youngling: pluck out the eye of a PYREXIS HOUND, and you need never
Floyd | touch flint to steel again. You dig your finger into the socket,
Floyd | remove the prize, then cast the head aside.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 13/57
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 90/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "aw yeah"
inky says, "ok so we have a fire tool"
inky says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 22/57
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 90/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): a PYREXIAN EYE, a DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH, a SLAB
Floyd | OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT, a TWO-HANDED SWORD (held at the ready), an EAR
Floyd | OF CORN, a SUIT OF CHAINMAIL ARMOR (being worn), some STINKY BAIT, a
Floyd | SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR (currently un-used), a FLASHLIGHT and a GLADIUS
Floyd | SWORD (currently un-used).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "goodness."
inky says (to Floyd), "regard pyrexian eye"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 31/57
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 90/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD PYREXIAN EYE
Floyd |
Floyd | The PYREXIAN EYE, ripped from the skull of the strongest of the SLAVER
Floyd | KING'S beloved pets, is very warm to the touch, and but the slightest
Floyd | squeeze makes it flash briefly with flame. 'Tis nothing sustained
Floyd | enough to provide much light or heat for survival, but the spark is
Floyd | well-suited to lighting tinder for a campfire.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "also we look pretty macho"
inky says, "hey, we're up to 57 hp"
inky says, "might be gladiator time next"
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  PHASIC SUMP                                        HIT POINTS: 24/57
Floyd ]  Paths: North South West                           QUEST RATE: 90/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PHASIC SUMP
Floyd | The forest here is mucky and warm, surrounding a sinkhole filled with
Floyd | iridescent, gently glowing water. Some huge PIPES lead from here into
Floyd | the ground, and they drip with a similar strange water. There is a
Floyd | foul electric odor here, and your vision swims. You can feel your body
Floyd | being overtaken by weakness!
Floyd |
Floyd | You are weakening so quickly ... Your barbarian instinct is to get far
Floyd | from here ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 33/57
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                 QUEST RATE: 90/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PRISMATIC SPRAY
Floyd | A high WATERFALL cascades down from a mountain ridge above, foaming
Floyd | and roaring into a broad POOL of clean water. The result is a
Floyd | brilliant PRISMATIC SPRAY. The setting is very peaceful.
Floyd |
Floyd | Swimming in the crystalline POOL is a MAGIC FISH, playing around in
Floyd | the churning waters at the base of the WATERFALL.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I wonder if sea monster juices are flammable."
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 42/57
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                            QUEST RATE: 90/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE
Floyd | This is the edge of a great cliff, looking over a vast CHASM to the
Floyd | south. The mists are so heavy within that you can barely detect a
Floyd | raging river far, far below.
Floyd |
Floyd | A tiny TREE clings tenaciously to the edge of the cliff.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 42/57
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                         QUEST RATE: 90/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROCKY RUIN
Floyd | Cracked remnants of walls and a stretch of weed-grown cobblestones
Floyd | tell of an old temple or abbey ... perhaps even a village. Whatever it
Floyd | was, it now lies in ROCKY RUIN. Poking through the remnants, you
Floyd | notice a shadowy archway leading IN to one small structure that
Floyd | remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | Simply walking IN, however, isn't currently an option, as a vast RUIN
Floyd | SLUG - the largest you've ever seen - is basking its slimy bulk in the
Floyd | evening sun, right near the entrance. The SLUG makes no move toward
Floyd | you, but you'd have to ASSAIL it (and survive) to find out what lay
Floyd | beyond the arch.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a TELEPHONE POLE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  LONELY HILL                                        HIT POINTS: 51/57
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 90/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | LONELY HILL
Floyd | Forest surrounds this hill on all sides, but there are no trees at the
Floyd | top - only grass and a few sad flowers, bending toward the setting
Floyd | sun. You see farmland to the north, and the CASTLE of the SLAVER KING
Floyd | looming high above. To the west is the harbor TOWN, but there's no
Floyd | good path from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 57/57
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                   QUEST RATE: 90/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SCARRED FOREST
Floyd | The remains of FALLEN TREES are here, overgrown with ferns and
Floyd | surrounding a half-buried shack of once-fine metal, draped with canvas
Floyd | and pocked with rust. You are wise in the ways of these: they are the
Floyd | "space-ships" that brought men from dark places in the sky, ere they
Floyd | fell.
Floyd |
Floyd | You notice a hatchway hanging open; you could ENTER if you so desired.
Floyd | This remnant of a ROCKET seems abandoned, apart from a tired-looking
Floyd | metallic figure slumped against its side ...
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a ROBODROID here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use cloth on robodroid"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 57/57
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                   QUEST RATE: 93/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE CLOTH ON ROBODROID
Floyd |
Floyd | Touching the cloth gently to the rusty "wounds" on the ROBODROID'S
Floyd | silver skin, the fine ANOINTING OIL allows some of the tiny parts to
Floyd | move a bit more freely for a moment. Some of the lights on his flat
Floyd | display-face begin to flutter more brightly, and the ROBODROID
Floyd | whispers in a thin, crackling voice:
Floyd |
Floyd | "Thank. You. Friend. Need. Repair. Cabling. Need. Repair. Power! Find.
Floyd | Cabling. Where. Robodroids. Are. There. Cabling. Power! Help. Please.
Floyd | Please. Please. Please ..."
Floyd |
Floyd | ... and then the ROBODROID falls silent once more.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hunh"
inky says, "we haven't seen any other robodroids in the game that I recall"
DavidW says, "not yet"
maga arrives, full of fun, but no funk. inky says, "let's see"
inky asks, "did you say there was one more place to explore?"
DavidW says, "We still haven't been east of Marketplace or south of the ape."
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 57/57
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 93/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OPEN PLAIN
Floyd | A gentle breeze ripples the sparse grasses here, under a blood-red
Floyd | sun. There are many paths. You see mountains to the distant east. You
Floyd | feel a manly twitching in your thews, enlivened by the freedom of the
Floyd | open country.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 57/57
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 93/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky asks, "where is the ape from the idol?"
DavidW says, "east"
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  WOODED FOOTHILLS                                   HIT POINTS: 53/57
Floyd ]  Paths: South West                                 QUEST RATE: 93/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | WOODED FOOTHILLS
Floyd | The great snow-capped PEAKS now loom above you, dramatic and craggy
Floyd | through the treetops. You can see a WINDING TRAIL leading south that
Floyd | would take you higher into the mountains.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see an INFERNAL APE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE moves with blinding speed, and its fangs sink
Floyd | deep! You have suffered 4 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 46/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 62/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You hit hard, snarling with rage! You scored 8 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE strikes, leaping high and ripping into your chest
Floyd | with a savage snarl. You have suffered 7 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 41/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 49/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You leap, and strike! You scored 13 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE attacks in a scorching blur of HELL-FIRE, burning
Floyd | your flesh with an infernal howl of triumph! You have suffered 5
Floyd | hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 41/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 43/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lunge deep, and strike! You scored 6 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE attacks you savagely, but misses!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 30/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 30/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's munificent milkmaids, a blow to be remembered! You
Floyd | scored 13 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE moves with blinding speed, and its fangs sink
Floyd | deep! You have suffered 11 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 25/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 30/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's unsurvivable singing voice! A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a snarl, the INFERNAL APE is airborne, slashing deeply into your
Floyd | side with his fangs. You have suffered 5 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 14/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 22/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! You give the INFERNAL APE a sampling of your TWO-HANDED SWORD,
Floyd | but good! You scored 8 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE leaps straight for your throat, and his fangs rip
Floyd | deep into your neck and shoulder. You have suffered 11 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 12/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 12/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack with all your might! You scored 10 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE attacks in a scorching blur of HELL-FIRE, burning
Floyd | your flesh with an infernal howl of triumph! You have suffered 2
Floyd | hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "going to be a close one"
inky says (to Floyd), "attack ape"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 3/57
Floyd ]                    INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 5/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! A mighty attack! You scored 7 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a snarl, the INFERNAL APE is airborne, slashing deeply into your
Floyd | side with his fangs. You have suffered 9 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack ape"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 0/57
Floyd ]                    INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 5/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You could have sworn your aim was true, but your quarry was already
Floyd | elsewhere! A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE leaps straight for your throat, and his fangs rip
Floyd | deep into your neck and shoulder. You have suffered 6 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 93 out of a possible 500, in 215 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of "Delinquent Brute".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
inky says, "argh curses"
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 3/57
Floyd ]                    INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 5/70
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | WOODED FOOTHILLS
Floyd | [Thine travails hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack ape"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 0/57
Floyd ]                    INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 5/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You could have sworn your aim was true, but your quarry was already
Floyd | elsewhere! A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE leaps straight for your throat, and his fangs rip
Floyd | deep into your neck and shoulder. You have suffered 6 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
DavidW asks, "undo and try again?"
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 93 out of a possible 500, in 215 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of "Delinquent Brute".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Curses indeed."
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 3/57
Floyd ]                    INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 5/70
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | WOODED FOOTHILLS
Floyd | [Time kneels before thee.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "I think you can do this, though."
inky says (to Floyd), "assail ape"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 0/57
Floyd ]                    INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 5/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You could have sworn your aim was true, but your quarry was already
Floyd | elsewhere! A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE leaps straight for your throat, and his fangs rip
Floyd | deep into your neck and shoulder. You have suffered 6 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 93 out of a possible 500, in 215 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of "Delinquent Brute".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
inky says, "hmm"
inky says, "ok, I guess this is non-random"
inky says, "like maybe the random numbers are set at the beginning of combat"
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 3/57
Floyd ]                    INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 5/70
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | WOODED FOOTHILLS
Floyd | [Thine missteps hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 12/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 12/70
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | WOODED FOOTHILLS
Floyd | [Thine missteps hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 14/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 22/70
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | WOODED FOOTHILLS
Floyd | [Thine deeds hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 25/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 30/70
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | WOODED FOOTHILLS
Floyd | [Thine travails hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 34/57
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 93/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 43/57
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 93/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 52/57
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 93/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 57/57
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 93/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf11"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 57/57
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 93/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  WOODED FOOTHILLS                                   HIT POINTS: 51/57
Floyd ]  Paths: South West                                 QUEST RATE: 93/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | WOODED FOOTHILLS
Floyd | The great snow-capped PEAKS now loom above you, dramatic and craggy
Floyd | through the treetops. You can see a WINDING TRAIL leading south that
Floyd | would take you higher into the mountains.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see an INFERNAL APE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE leaps straight for your throat, and his fangs rip
Floyd | deep into your neck and shoulder. You have suffered 6 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 45/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 70/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You could have sworn your aim was true, but your quarry was already
Floyd | elsewhere! A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE moves with blinding speed, and its fangs sink
Floyd | deep! You have suffered 6 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 45/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 61/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! You give the INFERNAL APE a sampling of your TWO-HANDED SWORD,
Floyd | but good! You scored 9 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE attacks you savagely, but misses!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 41/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 52/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack with all your might! You scored 9 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE leaps straight for your throat, and his fangs rip
Floyd | deep into your neck and shoulder. You have suffered 4 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 34/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 40/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! A mighty attack! You scored 12 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a snarl, the INFERNAL APE is airborne, slashing deeply into your
Floyd | side with his fangs. You have suffered 7 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 24/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 34/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's extravagant allowance! A mighty blow! You scored 6
Floyd | points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE attacks in a scorching blur of HELL-FIRE, burning
Floyd | your flesh with an infernal howl of triumph! You have suffered 10
Floyd | hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 21/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 28/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's unwarranted waistcoat, your TWO-HANDED SWORD lands
Floyd | home! You scored 6 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE strikes, leaping high and ripping into your chest
Floyd | with a savage snarl. You have suffered 3 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 18/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 23/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your foe is astonished by your speed as you strike hard! You
Floyd | scored 5 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE moves with blinding speed, and its fangs sink
Floyd | deep! You have suffered 3 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 18/57
Floyd ]                   INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 12/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's unrepenting usurpers, a fine hit! You scored 11 points
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE attacks you savagely, but misses!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail ape"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 13/57
Floyd ]                    INFERNAL APE HIT POINTS: 6/70
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack! You scored 6 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a snarl, the INFERNAL APE is airborne, slashing deeply into your
Floyd | side with his fangs. You have suffered 5 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail ape"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's seven sonic saprophytes, you strike hard and true! You
Floyd | scored 14 points of damage, leaving the INFERNAL APE at your
Floyd | mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The INFERNAL APE is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | The powerful hell-spawned APE slides to the forest floor, his dead
Floyd | eyes staring past you into the spirit world. There is a harsh puff of
Floyd | brimstone, and the ground splits beneath him, swallowing his remains
Floyd | in a rush of foul, superheated air. Then, all is peaceful once more in
Floyd | the WOODED FOOTHILLS.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  WOODED FOOTHILLS                                   HIT POINTS: 22/59
Floyd ]  Paths: South West                                 QUEST RATE: 97/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | WOODED FOOTHILLS
Floyd | The great snow-capped PEAKS now loom above you, dramatic and craggy
Floyd | through the treetops. You can see a WINDING TRAIL leading south that
Floyd | would take you higher into the mountains.
Floyd |
Floyd | You feel the wind change direction.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "take that, ape"
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf12"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  WOODED FOOTHILLS                                   HIT POINTS: 22/59
Floyd ]  Paths: South West                                 QUEST RATE: 97/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  WINDING TRAIL                                      HIT POINTS: 31/59
Floyd ]  Paths: North South                                QUEST RATE: 98/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | WINDING TRAIL
Floyd | This pathway is steep, and you're currently at a point where great
Floyd | rocks blocks your view of the SLAVER KING'S realm. The rise is too
Floyd | steep to the east, but you can continue the trail to the south if you
Floyd | want to climb all the way to the PEAK OF MOUNT GELIDUS.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  PEAK OF MOUNT GELIDUS                              HIT POINTS: 40/59
Floyd ]  Paths: North In                                   QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PEAK OF MOUNT GELIDUS
Floyd | The view from the summit of MOUNT GELIDUS is enough to move even you,
Floyd | to give you a moment's peace from your savage thirst for vengeance.
Floyd | But only a moment. As you look down through the mists to the farms and
Floyd | forests stretching out to the SEA, the sight of the CASTLE of the
Floyd | SLAVER KING, framed in the distant sunset, reminds you of your
Floyd | purpose.
Floyd |
Floyd | An enormous CLIFF GIANT is sitting here, ninety tons of drowsy, rocky
Floyd | mass. Even his beard is made of stone. He's half-looking at the scenic
Floyd | vista, half-sleeping. When he snores, it sends minor slides of pebbles
Floyd | and loose snow bouncing down the mountainside. He rests in front of
Floyd | the entrance to a CAVE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "x cliff giant"
Floyd ]  PEAK OF MOUNT GELIDUS                              HIT POINTS: 49/59
Floyd ]  Paths: North In                                   QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X CLIFF GIANT
Floyd |
Floyd | The CLIFF GIANT is really big, really rocky, and really drowsy. He
Floyd | seems barely aware of your presence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "parley with cliff giant"
Floyd ]  PEAK OF MOUNT GELIDUS                              HIT POINTS: 58/59
Floyd ]  Paths: North In                                   QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH CLIFF GIANT
Floyd |
Floyd | The CLIFF GIANT takes no notice of you, unless snoring counts.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "it seems safe to assume this is another situation where mere brawn will avail us not"
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  PEAK OF MOUNT GELIDUS                              HIT POINTS: 59/59
Floyd ]  Paths: North In                                   QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > IN
Floyd |
Floyd | The CLIFF GIANT is sitting in the way, his vast and rocky BACKSIDE
Floyd | entirely blocking the entrance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard backside"
Floyd ]  PEAK OF MOUNT GELIDUS                              HIT POINTS: 59/59
Floyd ]  Paths: North In                                   QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD BACKSIDE
Floyd |
Floyd | The CLIFF GIANT is really big, really rocky, and really drowsy. He
Floyd | seems barely aware of your presence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Perhaps we can go.. or not"
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  WINDING TRAIL                                      HIT POINTS: 59/59
Floyd ]  Paths: North South                                QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | WINDING TRAIL
Floyd | This pathway is steep, and you're currently at a point where great
Floyd | rocks blocks your view of the SLAVER KING'S realm. The rise is too
Floyd | steep to the east, but you can continue the trail to the south if you
Floyd | want to climb all the way to the PEAK OF MOUNT GELIDUS.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  WOODED FOOTHILLS                                   HIT POINTS: 59/59
Floyd ]  Paths: South West                                 QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | WOODED FOOTHILLS
Floyd | The great snow-capped PEAKS now loom above you, dramatic and craggy
Floyd | through the treetops. You can see a WINDING TRAIL leading south that
Floyd | would take you higher into the mountains.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 59/59
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 59/59
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                      QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OPEN PLAIN
Floyd | A gentle breeze ripples the sparse grasses here, under a blood-red
Floyd | sun. There are many paths. You see mountains to the distant east. You
Floyd | feel a manly twitching in your thews, enlivened by the freedom of the
Floyd | open country.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 59/59
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                            QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FARMER'S GREEN
Floyd | A humble WELL provides a centerpiece for this quiet place, surrounded
Floyd | by farmland providing food for the port town to the west. To the
Floyd | north, the shadow of the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE blots out part of the
Floyd | evening sky, but there's no path there from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  LONELY HILL                                        HIT POINTS: 59/59
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | LONELY HILL
Floyd | Forest surrounds this hill on all sides, but there are no trees at the
Floyd | top - only grass and a few sad flowers, bending toward the setting
Floyd | sun. You see farmland to the north, and the CASTLE of the SLAVER KING
Floyd | looming high above. To the west is the harbor TOWN, but there's no
Floyd | good path from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 59/59
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                            QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | FARMER'S GREEN
Floyd | [Time kneels before thee.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 59/59
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                        QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | BUSTLING PORT
Floyd | You tread carefully, here. This is the city of the SLAVER KING, and he
Floyd | may have spies anywhere! Fortunately, the crowd here at the docks is a
Floyd | varied, noisy mass of people and creatures from all corners of Vanth.
Floyd | The MARKETPLACE further north surrounds the CASTLE entrance. The DARK
Floyd | ALLEYWAY immediately south might offer shelter if the guards come
Floyd | running.
Floyd |
Floyd | A GROUP OF PIRATES stands around the gangplank of a mighty PIRATE
Floyd | SHIP, deciding who may or may not go IN.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Look at that lubber barbarian!" one pirate chuckles. "No pirate he;
Floyd | he hasn't even got a parrot!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky asks, "so let's see, where from here?"
DavidW says, "north then east"
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 59/59
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MARKETPLACE
Floyd | This busy MARKETPLACE is the heart of the town, nestled against the
Floyd | mighty GATES of the CASTLE. You are careful to keep a low profile
Floyd | here, directly beneath the looming facade of the SLAVER KING'S own
Floyd | citadel.
Floyd |
Floyd | A lone GUARD stands watch before the GATES, staring ahead dutifully
Floyd | and ignoring the throng of the MARKETPLACE.
Floyd |
Floyd | A pretty barbarian lass brushes past you, her attentions fixed on a
Floyd | burly GUARD she's wooing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 59/59
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | The PORTCULLIS is down, sealing the CASTLE from entry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard portcullis"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 59/59
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD PORTCULLIS
Floyd |
Floyd | The PORTCULLIS is down, sealing the CASTLE from entry.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use portcullis"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 59/59
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE PORTCULLIS
Floyd |
Floyd | "Hands off it, boy." says the GUARD. "That belongs to the SLAVER KING,
Floyd | and isn't for filthy savages the likes of you."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "seize portcullis"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 59/59
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                           QUEST RATE: 99/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEIZE PORTCULLIS
Floyd |
Floyd | "Hands off it, boy." says the GUARD. "That belongs to the SLAVER KING,
Floyd | and isn't for filthy savages the likes of you."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail guard"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 105/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASSAIL GUARD
Floyd |
Floyd | These castle GUARDS are very much for show, and you slaughter him
Floyd | where he stands, causing shrieks of terror in the MARKETPLACE and
Floyd | sending some citizens fleeing in panic. Others, more accustomed to the
Floyd | dangers of a busy harbor, continue about their business.
Floyd |
Floyd | Another GUARD emerges from the iron door of the GUARDHOUSE to take his
Floyd | place, and the dead GUARD is dragged inside. The new GUARD points
Floyd | quietly to a nearby SIGN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh. I somehow thought the portcullis was west."
inky says (to Floyd), "regard sign"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 105/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD SIGN
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The SIGN says 'NO SOLICITORS.'
Floyd |
Floyd | In very tiny letters beneath that, it also says 'PLEASE REFRAIN FROM
Floyd | KILLING THE GUARDS AS THEY GROWEST NOT UPON THE TREES.'
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ha"
DavidW says, "weiiiird"
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                             QUEST RATE: 105/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SEASHORE
Floyd | An elderly LIGHTHOUSE is here (you could go IN), warning ships against
Floyd | the dangers of the rocky coastline. This stretch includes some soft
Floyd | sand as well as rocks ... a small beach looking out on the SEA OF
Floyd | GREAT PERIL. Over some bluffs to the immediate south, you can hear the
Floyd | sounds of the SLAVER KING'S harbor town. To the east are some pines.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                             QUEST RATE: 105/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                        HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 105/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PINE FOREST
Floyd | This is a peaceful forest of tall pines, with a well-worn road leading
Floyd | west, toward the SEASHORE, and east.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  ROYAL ROAD                                         HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                           QUEST RATE: 105/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROYAL ROAD
Floyd | The SLAVER KING maintains this plank-paved highway for the good of his
Floyd | fat merchants, using slave labor. It is built on the backs of your
Floyd | people, and of any others his slave-catchers can beat into submission.
Floyd | Legend has it that a part of this road runs all the way distant to the
Floyd | UNKNOWN HIGHWAY! From here, however, it runs east to an ABANDONED
Floyd | QUARRY, and west into the pine-woods north of the CASTLE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  ABANDONED QUARRY                                   HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: South West Down                           QUEST RATE: 105/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ABANDONED QUARRY
Floyd | This vast pit stands in the shadow of the snow-capped mountains to the
Floyd | east. It was here that the great stones were quarried to build the
Floyd | CASTLE of the SLAVER KING, and the walls of the nearby harbor town.
Floyd | The site is long-abandoned, or so it's told ... But you hear a riotous
Floyd | and happy din DOWN in the GRAVEL PIT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 105/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES
Floyd | Sa-ho! By Huron's boundless eyebrow, this is a party! Here in this
Floyd | GRAVEL PIT, a collection of rowdies and jackanapes have made an outlaw
Floyd | camp, with drink and music and fighting galore! The center of
Floyd | attention seems to be a GLADIATOR'S RING.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a nearby CHALLENGE POST, and a PARTY OF ROGUES stands by,
Floyd | engaged in revels and high jinks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf13"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 105/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "now then, try #2"
inky says (to Floyd), "seize blue"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 105/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | As you pluck the BLUE BANNER from the CHALLENGE POST, the assembled
Floyd | rowdies cheer! You are ushered into the gladiator's ring, where you
Floyd | stand face-to-face with VON DARTH THE SLY! "It's good to face a worthy
Floyd | foe, barbarian!" he shouts, and salutes you.
Floyd |
Floyd | You take a moment to REGARD your opponent ... VON DARTH THE SLY is a
Floyd | short, mutated human with an extra arm sticking out of his neck. In
Floyd | this third arm he holds a wicked-looking MACHETE. With his free hands
Floyd | he gestures rudely for the crowd's amusement. He stands eagerly,
Floyd | waiting for your next move.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail darth"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 56/63
Floyd ]                 VON DARTH THE SLY HIT POINTS: 65/65
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your attack is too hasty, and it fails!
Floyd |
Floyd | You see why they call him VON DARTH THE SLY! He is suddenly attacking
Floyd | your left side, just as you moved to defend your right! You have
Floyd | suffered 7 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail darth"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 56/63
Floyd ]                 VON DARTH THE SLY HIT POINTS: 52/65
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Taste barbarian rage, VON DARTH THE SLY! You scored 13 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | VON DARTH THE SLY croaks a curse as he misses!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail darth"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 49/63
Floyd ]                 VON DARTH THE SLY HIT POINTS: 42/65
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lash out with the rage of your barbarian ancestors! You scored
Floyd | 10 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | VON DARTH THE SLY attacks! You have suffered 7 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail darth"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 40/63
Floyd ]                 VON DARTH THE SLY HIT POINTS: 34/65
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A skillful attack if you do say so yourself! You scored 8 points
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a happy snarl, VON DARTH leaps to the attack! You have
Floyd | suffered 9 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail darth"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 33/63
Floyd ]                 VON DARTH THE SLY HIT POINTS: 34/65
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's unattainable undergarment! Thou hast missest!
Floyd |
Floyd | You see why they call him VON DARTH THE SLY! He is suddenly attacking
Floyd | your left side, just as you moved to defend your right! You have
Floyd | suffered 7 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail darth"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 25/63
Floyd ]                 VON DARTH THE SLY HIT POINTS: 22/65
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You leap, and strike! You scored 12 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | VON DARTH brings his MACHETE to bear! You have suffered 8 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail darth"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 18/63
Floyd ]                 VON DARTH THE SLY HIT POINTS: 6/65
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's perverted puppetry! A mighty blow! You scored 16 points
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | You see why they call him VON DARTH THE SLY! He is suddenly attacking
Floyd | your left side, just as you moved to defend your right! You have
Floyd | suffered 7 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail darth"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You hit hard, snarling with rage! You scored 7 points of damage,
Floyd | leaving VON DARTH THE SLY at your mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | VON DARTH THE SLY is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd | With your final blow, VON DARTH THE SLY is cast to the dust and
Floyd | gravel, his face bloodied, and his mutant extra arm lolling lamely to
Floyd | one side of his neck.
Floyd |
Floyd | The crowd erupts in cheers, and you accept their ale and accolades.
Floyd | Extending the hand of fellowship to your foe, you help VON DARTH to
Floyd | his feet, and he smiles a bloody-toothed smile. "Aye, barbarian! Now
Floyd | THAT was a proper beating you gave me, and no mistake! It was a
Floyd | privilege."
Floyd |
Floyd | The crowd cheers again, and you nod in silent assent. VON DARTH gives
Floyd | a weak salute and limps away to heal for a while, and eventually the
Floyd | crowd returns to their revels.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 28/63
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES
Floyd | Sa-ho! By Huron's vanishing vacuoles, this is a party! Here in this
Floyd | GRAVEL PIT, a collection of rowdies and jackanapes have made an outlaw
Floyd | camp, with drink and music and fighting galore! The center of
Floyd | attention seems to be a GLADIATOR'S RING.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a nearby CHALLENGE POST, and a PARTY OF ROGUES stands by,
Floyd | engaged in revels and high jinks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard post"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 38/63
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD POST
Floyd |
Floyd | The CHALLENGE POST is a wooden pole hung with dyed banners, each
Floyd | representing a GLADIATOR willing to meet challengers. Beginning with
Floyd | the lowest, the banners are BLUE, GREEN, GOLD, and RED. There is room
Floyd | for one more banner above the others, but RED is presently the highest
Floyd | on the POST.
Floyd |
Floyd | A nearby rogue espies your curiosity, and sayeth "If ye wish a bout,
Floyd | barbarian, SEIZE the banner of your chosen foe, to display your
Floyd | challenge!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hrm"
inky says, "I was sort of expecting to get something for that"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard ring"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 48/63
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD RING
Floyd |
Floyd | The GLADIATOR'S RING is a simple open space where the gravel has been
Floyd | flattened in an open circle, to mark a place of battle.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
%%% # MARK: 2012-09-09-13:53:16CDT
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard red"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 58/63
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD RED
Floyd |
Floyd | The RED BANNER is an embroidered bit of dyed canvas, made perhaps of
Floyd | sailcloth. It bears the personal SIGIL of a GRAVEL-PIT GLADIATOR.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard sigil"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 58/63
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD SIGIL
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the BLUE BANNER, the GREEN BANNER, the GOLD BANNER
Floyd | or the RED BANNER?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Gunther has had his fill of playing for now, and goes back to the Lounge.
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard green banner"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD GREEN BANNER
Floyd |
Floyd | The GREEN BANNER is an embroidered bit of dyed canvas, made perhaps of
Floyd | sailcloth. It bears the personal SIGIL of a GRAVEL-PIT GLADIATOR.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard gold banner"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD GOLD BANNER
Floyd |
Floyd | The GOLD BANNER is an embroidered bit of dyed canvas, made perhaps of
Floyd | sailcloth. It bears the personal SIGIL of a GRAVEL-PIT GLADIATOR.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Can we pause for about 15 seconds? Want to check something."
DavidW says, "no secrets there."
Jacqueline says, "Okay, carry on."
inky says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): a PYREXIAN EYE, a DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH, a SLAB
Floyd | OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT, a TWO-HANDED SWORD (held at the ready), an EAR
Floyd | OF CORN, a SUIT OF CHAINMAIL ARMOR (being worn), some STINKY BAIT, a
Floyd | SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR (currently un-used), a FLASHLIGHT and a GLADIUS
Floyd | SWORD (currently un-used).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I suppose we must tackle one of: sea-monster, spirit, slug, fish, giant, wraith."
inky says (to Floyd), "regard meat"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD MEAT
Floyd |
Floyd | The SLAB OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT shines in its raw ichor. Your tribe has
Floyd | long known that the flesh of this beast, once properly ripened and
Floyd | then consumed rapidly, has magic healing properties that allow
Floyd | Warriors to defeat foes much more powerful than they. Useful, for a
Floyd | Warrior-born such as you! This slab has now ripened; the ichor swirls
Floyd | with prismatic power and the stench is comforting.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "What if we use the eye on the slug. Do slugs burn?"
inky says, "I assume the bear doesn't want corn"
inky says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  ABANDONED QUARRY                                   HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: South West Down                           QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ABANDONED QUARRY
Floyd | This vast pit stands in the shadow of the snow-capped mountains to the
Floyd | east. It was here that the great stones were quarried to build the
Floyd | CASTLE of the SLAVER KING, and the walls of the nearby harbor town.
Floyd | The site is long-abandoned, or so it's told ... But you hear a riotous
Floyd | and happy din DOWN in the GRAVEL PIT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | You sure could use a good fight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "give corn to bear"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE CORN TO BEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | Thou hast exceeded the limits of SCIENTIFIC TECHNO-REASONING. Refer to
Floyd | your game manual for assistance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use corn on bear"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE CORN ON BEAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You extend the EAR OF CORN toward the GRIZZLY, and the great BEAR'S
Floyd | nose twitches damply as it looks up from the fresh flowing waters of
Floyd | the stream.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slowly, cautiously, the GRIZZLY approaches. He sniffs at the EAR OF
Floyd | CORN, motivated by obvious hunger, but grunts sadly, and returns to
Floyd | pawing the water in hopes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard stream"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD STREAM
Floyd |
Floyd | It's only a BRISKLY-FLOWING STREAM, but it hath a certain charm.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "use eye on corn"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE EYE ON CORN
Floyd |
Floyd | I know you want to set the world on fire, barbarian, but try
Floyd | approaching it as more of a metaphor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ha"
DavidW says, "I wanted popcorn."
Jacqueline says (to DW), "hee"
inky asks (of Jacqueline), "do we have the stuff we need to tackle the sea serpent?"
Jacqueline says, "Did you guys try giving the corn to the pretty woman in her boudoir? That is thus far my favorite use of the corn."
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): a PYREXIAN EYE, a DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH, a SLAB
Floyd | OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT, a TWO-HANDED SWORD (held at the ready), an EAR
Floyd | OF CORN, a SUIT OF CHAINMAIL ARMOR (being worn), some STINKY BAIT, a
Floyd | SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR (currently un-used), a FLASHLIGHT and a GLADIUS
Floyd | SWORD (currently un-used).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We haven't used the corn at all yet."
Jacqueline says (to inky), "No. But you've seen the location where the object exists."
Jacqueline says, "And yeah, that was all I was going to tell you earlier was 'do not spin your wheels too long in the belly of the beast, as you can't get out with what you have in your inventory'."
DavidW says, "Probably the necklace, then."
borowski asks, "Hmm. I guess we haven't gotten the fruit or the fish?"
DavidW says, "Could be the fruit or fish, sure."
Jacqueline says, "So beyond that I'm not going to tell you what, but you need something."
DavidW says, "Or the scroll that Vessa has."
borowski asks, "Was she the one that wanted something fancy?"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah"
borowski says, "I guess that could be the jewel from the temple."
DavidW says, "Vessa said that if we give her something nice, she'd do something nice for us."
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OLD STONE BRIDGE
Floyd | This ancient bridge crosses a stream running down from the uplands to
Floyd | the east, and disappearing into a small CULVERT at the base of a
Floyd | cliff. This cliff, and the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE atop it, casts an icy
Floyd | shadow over the bridge. There is no path to the CASTLE from here, but
Floyd | the ROYAL ROAD lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OPEN PLAIN
Floyd | A gentle breeze ripples the sparse grasses here, under a blood-red
Floyd | sun. There are many paths. You see mountains to the distant east. You
Floyd | feel a manly twitching in your thews, enlivened by the freedom of the
Floyd | open country.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                           QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FARMER'S GREEN
Floyd | A humble WELL provides a centerpiece for this quiet place, surrounded
Floyd | by farmland providing food for the port town to the west. To the
Floyd | north, the shadow of the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE blots out part of the
Floyd | evening sky, but there's no path there from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | BUSTLING PORT
Floyd | You tread carefully, here. This is the city of the SLAVER KING, and he
Floyd | may have spies anywhere! Fortunately, the crowd here at the docks is a
Floyd | varied, noisy mass of people and creatures from all corners of Vanth.
Floyd | The MARKETPLACE further north surrounds the CASTLE entrance. The DARK
Floyd | ALLEYWAY immediately south might offer shelter if the guards come
Floyd | running.
Floyd |
Floyd | A GROUP OF PIRATES stands around the gangplank of a mighty PIRATE
Floyd | SHIP, deciding who may or may not go IN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "The temple wants a way to defend itself. The idol wants an offering."
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DARK ALLEYWAY
Floyd | Places like this wretched ALLEYWAY make you yearn for the clean air
Floyd | and freedom of the open country. Buildings lean against one another,
Floyd | far above your head, and RATS scurry around the base of a large
Floyd | BARREL. To the north lay the bustling quayside. To the south, you
Floyd | could easily scramble over the city wall and up a brambly hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | Light shines from a half-open doorway nearby, you could go IN if you
Floyd | wanted. The air from the doorway smells of subtle perfumes and spices.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                   HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PERFUMED BOUDOIR
Floyd | You find yourself in a soft maze of colored veils, leading to a large
Floyd | bed piled with furs and cloth pillows. There are no candles or
Floyd | oil-lamps here, but rather globes of red glass lit by magic, pulsing
Floyd | with the rhythm of soft music.
Floyd |
Floyd | The DELICATE DOXY reclines on the bed, REGARDING you quietly, grinning
Floyd | playfully, and chewing on a bit of her auburn hair. "Hello again,
Floyd | barbarian," she says.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "give corn to vessa"
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                   HIT POINTS: 63/63
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 106/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE CORN TO VESSA
Floyd |
Floyd | Select with care thy endeavors, barbarian. The HELP command may offer
Floyd | some remedy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "use"
inky says (to Floyd), "use corn on vessa"
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                   HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE CORN ON VESSA
Floyd |
Floyd | VESSA smiles, and gently caresses the EAR OF CORN. "Oh, barbarian,
Floyd | that's a very wicked thought, and you know I'd adore taking
Floyd | you to my bed, but really, that isn't respectful payment for what I
Floyd | can offer you." Her smile brightens. "If you bring me some proper
Floyd | payment, it might be fun if you bring the EAR OF CORN along as well
Floyd | ..."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "snrk"
Jacqueline says, "heh - thanks."
Jacqueline says, "Thought you might enjoy that."
borowski says, "I assume that she means you guys will watch a movie and eat popcorn."
Jacqueline says (to borowski), "Yeah."
Jacqueline says, "But, you know, movies often come with snuggles."
DavidW asks, "do they?"
Jacqueline says, "Often, not always."
DavidW says, "huh. This has not been my experience."
Jacqueline shrugs.
inky says, "this is why it's worth shelling out extra for the 3d glasses"
Jacqueline says, "Guess it also depends on who you watch the movie with and everyone's expectations."
borowski says, "heh"
Jacqueline says (to inky), "heehee"
DavidW asks, "How fearsome was the wraith in the spire?"
DavidW asks, "Perhaps we can assail the wraith now?"
inky says, "hmm, yeah"
DavidW says, "Or try burning the slug with the eye."
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DARK ALLEYWAY
Floyd | Places like this wretched ALLEYWAY make you yearn for the clean air
Floyd | and freedom of the open country. Buildings lean against one another,
Floyd | far above your head, and RATS scurry around the base of a large
Floyd | BARREL. To the north lay the bustling quayside. To the south, you
Floyd | could easily scramble over the city wall and up a brambly hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | Light shines from a half-open doorway nearby, you could go IN if you
Floyd | wanted. The air from the doorway smells of subtle perfumes and spices.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                             QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEYARD
Floyd | This dismal GRAVEYARD sits on a hill cloaked in mist, overlooking the
Floyd | SLAVER KING'S seedy SEAPORT to the north. There are hundreds of
Floyd | gravestones, some cracked with centuries of age, some quite new. There
Floyd | is a single large TOMB that a brave soul might choose to ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | The breeze dies entirely; now the air is completely still.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROCKY RUIN
Floyd | Cracked remnants of walls and a stretch of weed-grown cobblestones
Floyd | tell of an old temple or abbey ... perhaps even a village. Whatever it
Floyd | was, it now lies in ROCKY RUIN. Poking through the remnants, you
Floyd | notice a shadowy archway leading IN to one small structure that
Floyd | remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | Simply walking IN, however, isn't currently an option, as a vast RUIN
Floyd | SLUG - the largest you've ever seen - is basking its slimy bulk in the
Floyd | evening sun, right near the entrance. The SLUG makes no move toward
Floyd | you, but you'd have to ASSAIL it (and survive) to find out what lay
Floyd | beyond the arch.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a TELEPHONE POLE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use eye on slug"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE EYE ON SLUG
Floyd |
Floyd | You waggle the PYREXIAN EYE at the RUIN SLUG, making gurgly noises.
Floyd | The RUIN SLUG looks at you like you're an idiot.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ha"
inky says, "and if a slug thinks you are dumb, that is pretty sad"
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                           QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE
Floyd | This is the edge of a great cliff, looking over a vast CHASM to the
Floyd | south. The mists are so heavy within that you can barely detect a
Floyd | raging river far, far below.
Floyd |
Floyd | A tiny TREE clings tenaciously to the edge of the cliff.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Not exactly what I had in mind, slug."
inky says (to Floyd), "use eye on tree"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                           QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE EYE ON TREE
Floyd |
Floyd | I know you want to set the world on fire, barbarian, but try
Floyd | approaching it as more of a metaphor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                           QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): a PYREXIAN EYE, a DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH, a SLAB
Floyd | OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT, a TWO-HANDED SWORD (held at the ready), an EAR
Floyd | OF CORN, a SUIT OF CHAINMAIL ARMOR (being worn), some STINKY BAIT, a
Floyd | SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR (currently un-used), a FLASHLIGHT and a GLADIUS
Floyd | SWORD (currently un-used).
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "That ... was not what I anticipated with the slug eye combo."
Jacqueline says, "Pretty good."
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PRISMATIC SPRAY
Floyd | A high WATERFALL cascades down from a mountain ridge above, foaming
Floyd | and roaring into a broad POOL of clean water. The result is a
Floyd | brilliant PRISMATIC SPRAY. The setting is very peaceful.
Floyd |
Floyd | Swimming in the crystalline POOL is a MAGIC FISH, chasing glittering
Floyd | insects that hover near the water's surface.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "spire wraith, I guess. Unless bait on fish?"
inky says (to Floyd), "use bait on fish"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE BAIT ON FISH
Floyd |
Floyd | You lower the STINKY BAIT to tempt the MAGIC FISH, but the FISH darts
Floyd | away rapidly. It seems that MAGIC FISH have better taste in BAIT than
Floyd | your average MIRE IMP.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ha"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "use corn on fish"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE CORN ON FISH
Floyd |
Floyd | The MAGIC FISH just swims deeper into the POOL, ignoring you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says (to floyd), "regard eye"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD EYE
Floyd |
Floyd | The PYREXIAN EYE, ripped from the skull of the strongest of the SLAVER
Floyd | KING'S beloved pets, is very warm to the touch, and but the slightest
Floyd | squeeze makes it flash briefly with flame. 'Tis nothing sustained
Floyd | enough to provide much light or heat for survival, but the spark is
Floyd | well-suited to lighting tinder for a campfire.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  PHASIC SUMP                                        HIT POINTS: 60/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North South West                          QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PHASIC SUMP
Floyd | The forest here is mucky and warm, surrounding a sinkhole filled with
Floyd | iridescent, gently glowing water. Some huge PIPES lead from here into
Floyd | the ground, and they drip with a similar strange water. There is a
Floyd | foul electric odor here, and your vision swims. You can feel your body
Floyd | being overtaken by weakness!
Floyd |
Floyd | You are weakening so quickly ... Your barbarian instinct is to get far
Floyd | from here ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  WOODED FOOTHILLS                                   HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: South West                                QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | WOODED FOOTHILLS
Floyd | The great snow-capped PEAKS now loom above you, dramatic and craggy
Floyd | through the treetops. You can see a WINDING TRAIL leading south that
Floyd | would take you higher into the mountains.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear a gentle cracking noise somewhere nearby, like rocks tumbling
Floyd | onto one another.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. Those pipes might be dealt with somehow..."
inky says, "true"
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OLD STONE BRIDGE
Floyd | This ancient bridge crosses a stream running down from the uplands to
Floyd | the east, and disappearing into a small CULVERT at the base of a
Floyd | cliff. This cliff, and the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE atop it, casts an icy
Floyd | shadow over the bridge. There is no path to the CASTLE from here, but
Floyd | the ROYAL ROAD lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OPEN PLAIN
Floyd | A gentle breeze ripples the sparse grasses here, under a blood-red
Floyd | sun. There are many paths. You see mountains to the distant east. You
Floyd | feel a manly twitching in your thews, enlivened by the freedom of the
Floyd | open country.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  PHASIC SUMP                                        HIT POINTS: 57/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North South West                          QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PHASIC SUMP
Floyd | The forest here is mucky and warm, surrounding a sinkhole filled with
Floyd | iridescent, gently glowing water. Some huge PIPES lead from here into
Floyd | the ground, and they drip with a similar strange water. There is a
Floyd | foul electric odor here, and your vision swims. You can feel your body
Floyd | being overtaken by weakness!
Floyd |
Floyd | You are weakening so quickly ... Your barbarian instinct is to get far
Floyd | from here ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard pipes"
Floyd ]  PHASIC SUMP                                        HIT POINTS: 54/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North South West                          QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD PIPES
Floyd |
Floyd | The water dripping from the PIPES is strangely iridescent.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are weakening so quickly ... Your barbarian instinct is to get far
Floyd | from here ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski says, "Have we tried exploring the -- timing"
%%% # MARK: 2012-09-09-14:08:16CDT
borowski says (to floyd), "regard water"
Floyd ]  PHASIC SUMP                                        HIT POINTS: 48/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North South West                          QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD WATER
Floyd |
Floyd | The water dripping from the PIPES is strangely iridescent.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are weakening so quickly ... Your barbarian instinct is to get far
Floyd | from here ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We can't take any water away, I suppose."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "use pipes"
Floyd ]  PHASIC SUMP                                        HIT POINTS: 35/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North South West                          QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE PIPES
Floyd |
Floyd | Creative! But fruitless.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are weakening so quickly ... Your barbarian instinct is to get far
Floyd | from here ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "best leave before we croak"
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 45/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "maybe we can clog the pipes or something"
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 55/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                             QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FROSTED UPLANDS
Floyd | Layers of frost and snow glitter on crags of ancient rock, and there
Floyd | are deep snowbanks to the north, approaching a BRIDGE made of pure
Floyd | ice, spanning a MIGHTY CREVASSE. Also seemingly made of ice is a
Floyd | beautiful CRYSTAL SPIRE, towering in the fading light, which you may
Floyd | ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                             QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > UP
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  CRYSTAL SPIRE                                      HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Out                                    QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | CRYSTAL SPIRE
Floyd | Inside the ice-like spire, it is strangely warm, and the air is
Floyd | charged with crackling energies, but magic or someting else? Know ye
Floyd | not. OUTSIDE, the FROSTED UPLANDS are only a fractured blur. From
Floyd | here, you can make your way UP to the EERIE PINNACLE, where strange
Floyd | lights play.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  EERIE PINNACLE                                     HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Exits: Down                                      QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | EERIE PINNACLE
Floyd | You stand in the uppermost chamber of the strange crystalline tower.
Floyd | The air here is thick with energy and flooded with light from no
Floyd | particular source. There is a blinding whiteness, as if you're in a
Floyd | vast field of snow ... but the air is hot, not cold.
Floyd |
Floyd | Floating in mid-air is a beautiful NECKLACE OF STARLIGHT, a dazzling
Floyd | treasure!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf14"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  EERIE PINNACLE                                     HIT POINTS: 64/64
Floyd ]  Exits: Down                                      QUEST RATE: 110/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "get necklace"
Floyd ]  EERIE PINNACLE                                     HIT POINTS: 64/66
Floyd ]  Exits: Down                                      QUEST RATE: 119/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET NECKLACE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Just as your fingertips brush the scintillating surface of the
Floyd | NECKLACE OF STARLIGHT, a sizzling shock throws you backward across the
Floyd | room! Crackling energies coalesce into a grinning, sparkling WRAITH of
Floyd | ELECTRO-PHASIC QUASIMATTER! A deadly VOLTAIC WRAITH!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH misses, and hisses, and this is good news!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 64/66
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 29/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's Palladian pagoda, a blow to be remembered! You scored
Floyd | 15 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH misses, and hisses, and this is good news!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 51/66
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 29/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You were too slow that time. A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | The WRAITH attacks! You have suffered 13 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 34/66
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 19/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! You give the VOLTAIC WRAITH a sampling of your TWO-HANDED
Floyd | SWORD, but good! You scored 10 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH lashes out with a bolt of DEADLY PHASIC
Floyd | ELECTRO-HATE! You have suffered 17 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 34/66
Floyd ]                   VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 7/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A skillful attack if you do say so yourself! You scored 12 points
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH misses, and hisses, and this is good news!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 15/66
Floyd ]                   VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 1/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's ghoulish bycocket, your TWO-HANDED SWORD lands home!
Floyd | You scored 6 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH unleashes twin arcs of STATIC IRE! You have
Floyd | suffered 19 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack wraith"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your foe is astonished by your speed as you strike hard! You
Floyd | scored 13 points of damage, leaving the VOLTAIC WRAITH at your
Floyd | mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH hisses and pops, and evaporates in a puff of acrid
Floyd | ozone. You hear a distant echo, an electric, sizzling voice:
Floyd | "BARBARIAN! I WILL ... RETURN ... FOR VENGEANCE!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Then, you hear the gentle report of girlish laughter. A very beautiful
Floyd | ELF girl, dressed in a tight white body-suit, calls out to you from
Floyd | high above, where she clings to the slick crystalline ceiling by some
Floyd | unknown magic!
Floyd |
Floyd | "Thank you, fair barbarian, for defeating the VOLTAIC WRAITH! I never
Floyd | could have done so on my own, and so, without you, I never could have
Floyd | obtained this NECKLACE OF STARLIGHT!"
Floyd |
Floyd | With a wink, she squirms out through a venting-hole in the crystal,
Floyd | and slides away into the snow, where she vanishes like a white rabbit.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky says, "aw argh dang"
borowski says (to floyd), "press space"
Floyd ]  EERIE PINNACLE                                     HIT POINTS: 26/68
Floyd ]  Exits: Down                                      QUEST RATE: 124/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | EERIE PINNACLE
Floyd | You stand in the uppermost chamber of the strange crystalline tower.
Floyd | The air here is thick with energy and flooded with light from no
Floyd | particular source. There is a blinding whiteness, as if you're in a
Floyd | vast field of snow ... but the air is hot, not cold.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  CRYSTAL SPIRE                                      HIT POINTS: 37/68
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Out                                    QUEST RATE: 124/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | CRYSTAL SPIRE
Floyd | Inside the ice-like spire, it is strangely warm, and the air is
Floyd | charged with crackling energies, but magic or someting else? Know ye
Floyd | not. OUTSIDE, the FROSTED UPLANDS are only a fractured blur. From
Floyd | here, you can make your way UP to the EERIE PINNACLE, where strange
Floyd | lights play.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "darn elf girls and their skin-tight clinging body-suits that hug every curvy curve."
inky says, "hmm"
inky says, "well, I guess we can try more gladiators"
DavidW asks, "save?"
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf15"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  CRYSTAL SPIRE                                      HIT POINTS: 37/68
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Out                                    QUEST RATE: 124/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 48/68
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                             QUEST RATE: 124/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FROSTED UPLANDS
Floyd | Layers of frost and snow glitter on crags of ancient rock, and there
Floyd | are deep snowbanks to the north, approaching a BRIDGE made of pure
Floyd | ice, spanning a MIGHTY CREVASSE. Also seemingly made of ice is a
Floyd | beautiful CRYSTAL SPIRE, towering in the fading light, which you may
Floyd | ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 59/68
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 124/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 68/68
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                             QUEST RATE: 124/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FROSTED UPLANDS
Floyd | Layers of frost and snow glitter on crags of ancient rock, and there
Floyd | are deep snowbanks to the north, approaching a BRIDGE made of pure
Floyd | ice, spanning a MIGHTY CREVASSE. Also seemingly made of ice is a
Floyd | beautiful CRYSTAL SPIRE, towering in the fading light, which you may
Floyd | ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 68/68
Floyd ]  Paths: South In                                  QUEST RATE: 124/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE
Floyd | The snow on this mountain slope is all but undisturbed, and it glows a
Floyd | rich orange in the light of the setting sun. You can see that sun, far
Floyd | to the west, sinking into the sea. Its rays touch also on an ornate
Floyd | structure: You may (if you dare) ENTER a black TEMPLE to the Viraxian
Floyd | Demon-Gods.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear a distant crackle, as if through the ELECTRIC ETHER, a
Floyd | sizzling note of hate!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 68/68
Floyd ]  Paths: South In                                  QUEST RATE: 124/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a sharp smell of ozone, and a faint electric sizzling in the
Floyd | air.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "uh-oh, wraith attack again"
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 68/68
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 124/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | TEMPLE
Floyd | Your nostrils flare at the lingering smoke from incense, and at the
Floyd | strong scent of holy oils. The TEMPLE is ancient, cold and dark, with
Floyd | but dim shafts of smoky light from high windows. In the center of the
Floyd | room is an ALTAR, on which a SACRIFICE is being prepared.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see the VIRAXIAN INCENSE, the ACOLYTE OF TRAGA and GINA THE
Floyd | VIRGIN SACRIFICE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a sharp smell of ozone, and a faint electric sizzling can be
Floyd | heard nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use gladius on acolyte"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 71/71
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 131/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE GLADIUS ON ACOLYTE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ah, barbarian, you have come with a GLADIUS SWORD in trade! This will
Floyd | be most useful in defending the TEMPLE from invaders. Please accept
Floyd | this valuable FIERY JEWEL and wander in peace."
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a sharp smell of ozone, and a faint electric sizzling can be
Floyd | heard nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hey hey"
DavidW says, "yay"
inky says, "I figured he wanted some better weapon"
inky says (to Floyd), "parley with acolyte"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 71/71
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 131/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH ACOLYTE
Floyd |
Floyd | The ACOLYTE busies himself with holy matters, and has no time to chat
Floyd | further.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a sharp smell of ozone, and a faint electric sizzling can be
Floyd | heard nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 71/71
Floyd ]  Paths: South In                                  QUEST RATE: 131/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE
Floyd | The snow on this mountain slope is all but undisturbed, and it glows a
Floyd | rich orange in the light of the setting sun. You can see that sun, far
Floyd | to the west, sinking into the sea. Its rays touch also on an ornate
Floyd | structure: You may (if you dare) ENTER a black TEMPLE to the Viraxian
Floyd | Demon-Gods.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a VOLTAIC WRAITH here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH misses, and hisses, and this is good news!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 64/71
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 37/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's nine unnerving nephews, you strike hard and true! You
Floyd | scored 7 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a sinister CRACKLING, the air around you EXPLODES with violent
Floyd | ELECTRIC DEATH! You have suffered 7 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 48/71
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 23/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lash out with the rage of your barbarian ancestors! You scored
Floyd | 14 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH lashes out with a bolt of DEADLY PHASIC
Floyd | ELECTRO-HATE! You have suffered 16 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 45/71
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 11/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack with all your might! You scored 12 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a sinister CRACKLING, the air around you EXPLODES with violent
Floyd | ELECTRIC DEATH! You have suffered 3 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
zarf asks, "now give the jewel to the doxy?"
inky says (to Floyd), "attack wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 32/71
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 11/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Damn and blast! A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | The WRAITH attacks! You have suffered 13 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack wraith"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! A mighty attack! You scored 11 points of damage, leaving
Floyd | the VOLTAIC WRAITH at your mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH hisses and pops, and evaporates in a puff of acrid
Floyd | ozone. You hear a distant echo, an electric, sizzling voice:
Floyd | "BARBARIAN! YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE LAST OF MY ELECTRO-SPITE!"
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 43/71
Floyd ]  Paths: South In                                  QUEST RATE: 131/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE
Floyd | The snow on this mountain slope is all but undisturbed, and it glows a
Floyd | rich orange in the light of the setting sun. You can see that sun, far
Floyd | to the west, sinking into the sea. Its rays touch also on an ornate
Floyd | structure: You may (if you dare) ENTER a black TEMPLE to the Viraxian
Floyd | Demon-Gods.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hmm"
DavidW says, "hee, electro-spite"
inky says, "I wonder what the odds are that the wraith is going to show up again every X turns"
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 54/71
Floyd ]  Paths: South In                                  QUEST RATE: 131/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 65/71
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                             QUEST RATE: 131/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FROSTED UPLANDS
Floyd | Layers of frost and snow glitter on crags of ancient rock, and there
Floyd | are deep snowbanks to the north, approaching a BRIDGE made of pure
Floyd | ice, spanning a MIGHTY CREVASSE. Also seemingly made of ice is a
Floyd | beautiful CRYSTAL SPIRE, towering in the fading light, which you may
Floyd | ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 71/71
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 131/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "yeah, let's doxy it up"
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 71/71
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 131/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OLD STONE BRIDGE
Floyd | This ancient bridge crosses a stream running down from the uplands to
Floyd | the east, and disappearing into a small CULVERT at the base of a
Floyd | cliff. This cliff, and the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE atop it, casts an icy
Floyd | shadow over the bridge. There is no path to the CASTLE from here, but
Floyd | the ROYAL ROAD lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 71/71
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 131/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 71/71
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 131/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OPEN PLAIN
Floyd | A gentle breeze ripples the sparse grasses here, under a blood-red
Floyd | sun. There are many paths. You see mountains to the distant east. You
Floyd | feel a manly twitching in your thews, enlivened by the freedom of the
Floyd | open country.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 71/71
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                           QUEST RATE: 131/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FARMER'S GREEN
Floyd | A humble WELL provides a centerpiece for this quiet place, surrounded
Floyd | by farmland providing food for the port town to the west. To the
Floyd | north, the shadow of the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE blots out part of the
Floyd | evening sky, but there's no path there from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 71/71
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 131/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | BUSTLING PORT
Floyd | You tread carefully, here. This is the city of the SLAVER KING, and he
Floyd | may have spies anywhere! Fortunately, the crowd here at the docks is a
Floyd | varied, noisy mass of people and creatures from all corners of Vanth.
Floyd | The MARKETPLACE further north surrounds the CASTLE entrance. The DARK
Floyd | ALLEYWAY immediately south might offer shelter if the guards come
Floyd | running.
Floyd |
Floyd | A GROUP OF PIRATES stands around the gangplank of a mighty PIRATE
Floyd | SHIP, deciding who may or may not go IN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 71/71
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 131/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DARK ALLEYWAY
Floyd | Places like this wretched ALLEYWAY make you yearn for the clean air
Floyd | and freedom of the open country. Buildings lean against one another,
Floyd | far above your head, and RATS scurry around the base of a large
Floyd | BARREL. To the north lay the bustling quayside. To the south, you
Floyd | could easily scramble over the city wall and up a brambly hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | Light shines from a half-open doorway nearby, you could go IN if you
Floyd | wanted. The air from the doorway smells of subtle perfumes and spices.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                   HIT POINTS: 71/71
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 131/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PERFUMED BOUDOIR
Floyd | You find yourself in a soft maze of colored veils, leading to a large
Floyd | bed piled with furs and cloth pillows. There are no candles or
Floyd | oil-lamps here, but rather globes of red glass lit by magic, pulsing
Floyd | with the rhythm of soft music.
Floyd |
Floyd | The DELICATE DOXY reclines on the bed, REGARDING you quietly, grinning
Floyd | playfully, and chewing on a bit of her auburn hair. "Hello again,
Floyd | barbarian," she says.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I'm thinkin' robodroid-electro-wraith-mega-fusion-power."
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf16"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                   HIT POINTS: 71/71
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 131/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use jewel on doxy"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Oh, barbarian!" the lass coos, running her finger across the surface
Floyd | of the gem, inspiring sparks to coil beneath its surface. "'Tis none
Floyd | other than a Vulkin Amber Sapphire! Long have I coveted such a thing!"
Floyd | She looks you up and down, and quietly closes the boudoir door. "This
Floyd | will buy you many unusual pleasures ..."
Floyd |
Floyd | ... Many hours (and many unusual pleasures) later, VESSA THE DELICATE
Floyd | DOXY lay naked beside you, tracing a finger along your corded neck and
Floyd | regarding your physique with silent amusement. After a time, she
Floyd | speaks:
Floyd |
Floyd | "Barbarian, your mien leaves no mistake and while I am but young, I am
Floyd | wise in the ways of the court, for many of the SLAVER KING'S lords do
Floyd | visit to play in my PERFUMED BOUDOIR. I have heard tell of a barbarian
Floyd | who escaped from the slave-caravan, a barbarian with fire in his eyes
Floyd | ... eyes that might look eagerly toward bloody vengeance on the SLAVER
Floyd | KING. What say you?"
Floyd |
Floyd | Reading your silence, the DOXY draws out a SCROLL from beneath her
Floyd | pillow. "Here are some notes I've kept, young lion, young panther,
Floyd | young upland ecru-spotted lynx, some other ... rumors ... that may be
Floyd | of use to one brave enough to challenge a kingdom." She stares into
Floyd | your eyes. "I believe that such a man as you (she says this with a
Floyd | growling purr) may indeed be a threat to the SLAVER KING, and the
Floyd | SLAVER KING treats Doxies most cruelly. I would love to see him
Floyd | punished."
Floyd |
Floyd | ... Many more hours (and etc) later, you emerge from the DOXY's
Floyd | chambers, sated and well-pleased, and scented with jasmine and
Floyd | feminine ardour.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky says, "ha ha"
Jacqueline says, "Well done."
DavidW says, "Slaves erected the wizard-stone of the palace, iirc."
inky says, "I at first read that as the scrolls having notes about young lions and panthers"
inky says, "but I guess that is referring to us"
inky pushes the green 'space' button. zarf says, "so it was a *scarlet* amber sapphire? Nice."
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DARK ALLEYWAY
Floyd | Places like this wretched ALLEYWAY make you yearn for the clean air
Floyd | and freedom of the open country. Buildings lean against one another,
Floyd | far above your head, and RATS scurry around the base of a large
Floyd | BARREL. To the north lay the bustling quayside. To the south, you
Floyd | could easily scramble over the city wall and up a brambly hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | Light shines from a half-open doorway nearby, you could go IN if you
Floyd | wanted. The air from the doorway smells of subtle perfumes and spices.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard scroll"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD SCROLL
Floyd |
Floyd | The SCROLL is perfumed with a delicate touch, gilt at the edges, and
Floyd | decorated with lovely script that flows over and under itself in a way
Floyd | you find most enchanting. You have never learned to read these complex
Floyd | runes of the civilized realms, but even a man such as you can be awed
Floyd | by such artful penmanship. The simpler runes at the top say SECRETS OF
Floyd | STATE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hmm"
inky says, "so it's nto actually helpful"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "regard secrets of state"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD SECRETS OF STATE
Floyd |
Floyd | The SCROLL is perfumed with a delicate touch, gilt at the edges, and
Floyd | decorated with lovely script that flows over and under itself in a way
Floyd | you find most enchanting. You have never learned to read these complex
Floyd | runes of the civilized realms, but even a man such as you can be awed
Floyd | by such artful penmanship. The simpler runes at the top say SECRETS OF
Floyd | STATE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm"
Jacqueline says, "Of course it's helpful."
Jacqueline says, "In some way."
zarf says, "perhaps the sea serpent is unusually literate"
DavidW asks, "So, palace, sea serpent, giant, rogues, magic fish, fruit, pipes, idol, well, lighthouse, cables?"
DavidW says, "oh, and pirate ship"
inky asks, "we don't know where the cables are, right?"
DavidW says, "Not at all, no."
inky asks, "and palace meats portcullis?"
inky says, "er, means"
inky says, "also giant slug"
DavidW says, "My best guess is the ruins."
borowski says (to floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): the SECRETS OF STATE, a PYREXIAN EYE, a
Floyd | DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH, a SLAB OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT, a TWO-HANDED
Floyd | SWORD (held at the ready), an EAR OF CORN, a SUIT OF CHAINMAIL ARMOR
Floyd | (being worn), some STINKY BAIT, a SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR (currently
Floyd | un-used) and a FLASHLIGHT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski asks, "Have we tried going on the pirate ship?"
DavidW says, "We're not pirate-y enough."
DavidW says, "We need a peg-leg, parrot, eyepatch, and a rum smell."
DavidW says, "Or at least one of those thing."
inky says, "pirate ship requires sea serpent"
inky says, "it seems safe to guss"
borowski says, "Yeah."
Jacqueline says, "I'm wondering if we really need ALL of that, or if just the eye-patch will do. Assuming we get that."
inky says, "idol probably also requires sea serpent"
DavidW says, "Perhaps only the eyepatch is needed."
DavidW says, "We won't know until we have it, though."
inky says, "well, jacqueline seemed to imply we didn't have the necessary item but it could be picked up somewhere"
inky says, "hmm"
inky says, "the classic pinocchio thing is you make a fire"
%%% # MARK: 2012-09-09-14:23:16CDT inky asks, "can we get some tinder somewhere and light it with the eyeball?"
borowski says, "Oh, right."
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                             QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEYARD
Floyd | This dismal GRAVEYARD sits on a hill cloaked in mist, overlooking the
Floyd | SLAVER KING'S seedy SEAPORT to the north. There are hundreds of
Floyd | gravestones, some cracked with centuries of age, some quite new. There
Floyd | is a single large TOMB that a brave soul might choose to ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROCKY RUIN
Floyd | Cracked remnants of walls and a stretch of weed-grown cobblestones
Floyd | tell of an old temple or abbey ... perhaps even a village. Whatever it
Floyd | was, it now lies in ROCKY RUIN. Poking through the remnants, you
Floyd | notice a shadowy archway leading IN to one small structure that
Floyd | remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | Simply walking IN, however, isn't currently an option, as a vast RUIN
Floyd | SLUG - the largest you've ever seen - is basking its slimy bulk in the
Floyd | evening sun, right near the entrance. The SLUG makes no move toward
Floyd | you, but you'd have to ASSAIL it (and survive) to find out what lay
Floyd | beyond the arch.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a TELEPHONE POLE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail pole"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASSAIL POLE
Floyd |
Floyd | The TELEPHONE POLE is not your foe, barbarian.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. I hate to think of the scroll as 'tinder'."
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                           QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE
Floyd | This is the edge of a great cliff, looking over a vast CHASM to the
Floyd | south. The mists are so heavy within that you can barely detect a
Floyd | raging river far, far below.
Floyd |
Floyd | A tiny TREE clings tenaciously to the edge of the cliff.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "x tree"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                           QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TREE
Floyd |
Floyd | The leaves are all gone, but a single small FRUIT hangs from the
Floyd | farthest tip of the farthest branch, out over the CHASM.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "x river"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                           QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X RIVER
Floyd |
Floyd | It is all mist in the deeps of the CHASM, but here at the edge, the
Floyd | orange glow of the evening sun highlights the cliffsides. You suppose
Floyd | that on the other side there lay either the EMPIRE OF DARTH VIRAXIS or
Floyd | one of the rival SLAVER KINGDOMS. These are matters you can clarify
Floyd | once the SLAVER KING of this particular realm lay dead by your
Floyd | vengeful hand.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PRISMATIC SPRAY
Floyd | A high WATERFALL cascades down from a mountain ridge above, foaming
Floyd | and roaring into a broad POOL of clean water. The result is a
Floyd | brilliant PRISMATIC SPRAY. The setting is very peaceful.
Floyd |
Floyd | Swimming in the crystalline POOL is a MAGIC FISH, swimming a lazy
Floyd | figure-eight.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "x spray"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SPRAY
Floyd |
Floyd | The WATERFALL cascades down from streams high up toward MOUNT GELIDUS.
Floyd | It's very lovely and refreshing. There's almost nowhere to stand,
Floyd | here, where you aren't catching some spray.
Floyd |
Floyd | You spot a rare STEELWING BUTTERFLY resting on a nearby stone, but it
Floyd | flutters away before you can catch it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hunh"
inky says (to Floyd), "x spray" DavidW says, "huh"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X SPRAY
Floyd |
Floyd | The WATERFALL cascades down from streams high up toward MOUNT GELIDUS.
Floyd | It's very lovely and refreshing. There's almost nowhere to stand,
Floyd | here, where you aren't catching some spray.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "x butterfly"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X BUTTERFLY
Floyd |
Floyd | 'Tis unworthy of thy manly attentions.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  PHASIC SUMP                                        HIT POINTS: 70/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South West                          QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PHASIC SUMP
Floyd | The forest here is mucky and warm, surrounding a sinkhole filled with
Floyd | iridescent, gently glowing water. Some huge PIPES lead from here into
Floyd | the ground, and they drip with a similar strange water. There is a
Floyd | foul electric odor here, and your vision swims. You can feel your body
Floyd | being overtaken by weakness!
Floyd |
Floyd | You are weakening so quickly ... Your barbarian instinct is to get far
Floyd | from here ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "get moss"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET MOSS
Floyd |
Floyd | The MOSSY STONE IDOL is vast and you are but mortal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OPEN PLAIN
Floyd | A gentle breeze ripples the sparse grasses here, under a blood-red
Floyd | sun. There are many paths. You see mountains to the distant east. You
Floyd | feel a manly twitching in your thews, enlivened by the freedom of the
Floyd | open country.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "x tree"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X TREE
Floyd |
Floyd | The TREES are much like any TREES, and they smelleth nice.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "get tree"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET TREE
Floyd |
Floyd | When thy saga is writ and thy story told and maidens swoon to hear it,
Floyd | the tale-tellers will, in kindness and in mercy, skip the part where
Floyd | the TREES hath distracted thee so.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail tree"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASSAIL TREE
Floyd |
Floyd | Thou hast barkest up the wrong tree, barbarian.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OLD STONE BRIDGE
Floyd | This ancient bridge crosses a stream running down from the uplands to
Floyd | the east, and disappearing into a small CULVERT at the base of a
Floyd | cliff. This cliff, and the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE atop it, casts an icy
Floyd | shadow over the bridge. There is no path to the CASTLE from here, but
Floyd | the ROYAL ROAD lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OPEN PLAIN
Floyd | A gentle breeze ripples the sparse grasses here, under a blood-red
Floyd | sun. There are many paths. You see mountains to the distant east. You
Floyd | feel a manly twitching in your thews, enlivened by the freedom of the
Floyd | open country.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm. Wonder how to help the bear."
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                           QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FARMER'S GREEN
Floyd | A humble WELL provides a centerpiece for this quiet place, surrounded
Floyd | by farmland providing food for the port town to the west. To the
Floyd | north, the shadow of the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE blots out part of the
Floyd | evening sky, but there's no path there from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard well"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                           QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD WELL
Floyd |
Floyd | Now that you mention it, they really are a mysterious example
Floyd | of a WELL.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "enter well"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                           QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ENTER WELL
Floyd |
Floyd | The WELL seemeth somewhat less than comfy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail well"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                           QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASSAIL WELL
Floyd |
Floyd | I've seen this tragedy before. The alluring proximity of a WELL can
Floyd | drive many a hero to gibbering madness.
Floyd |
Floyd | The ground is unusually soft; you have to pick up your feet to keep
Floyd | from sinking.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "hm... if we used the bait on the stream where the bear is, would the sea serpent swallow both us and the bear?"
inky says, "it seems likely that it only comes up at the shore"
inky says, "but I dnno"
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | BUSTLING PORT
Floyd | You tread carefully, here. This is the city of the SLAVER KING, and he
Floyd | may have spies anywhere! Fortunately, the crowd here at the docks is a
Floyd | varied, noisy mass of people and creatures from all corners of Vanth.
Floyd | The MARKETPLACE further north surrounds the CASTLE entrance. The DARK
Floyd | ALLEYWAY immediately south might offer shelter if the guards come
Floyd | running.
Floyd |
Floyd | A GROUP OF PIRATES stands around the gangplank of a mighty PIRATE
Floyd | SHIP, deciding who may or may not go IN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "The stream was looking back at us, though, wasn't it?"
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MARKETPLACE
Floyd | This busy MARKETPLACE is the heart of the town, nestled against the
Floyd | mighty GATES of the CASTLE. You are careful to keep a low profile
Floyd | here, directly beneath the looming facade of the SLAVER KING'S own
Floyd | citadel.
Floyd |
Floyd | A lone GUARD stands watch before the GATES, staring ahead dutifully
Floyd | and ignoring the throng of the MARKETPLACE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                             QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SEASHORE
Floyd | An elderly LIGHTHOUSE is here (you could go IN), warning ships against
Floyd | the dangers of the rocky coastline. This stretch includes some soft
Floyd | sand as well as rocks ... a small beach looking out on the SEA OF
Floyd | GREAT PERIL. Over some bluffs to the immediate south, you can hear the
Floyd | sounds of the SLAVER KING'S harbor town. To the east are some pines.
Floyd |
Floyd | HARK! You hear a girlish SCREAM from the nearby PINE FOREST!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hunh"
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                        HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PINE FOREST
Floyd | This is a peaceful forest of tall pines, with a well-worn road leading
Floyd | west, toward the SEASHORE, and east.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a SOLID GOLD STATUE here, gently shaded by the PINE TREES
Floyd | along the side of the road. The entire area is draped in gauzy,
Floyd | oversized WEBS of sticky translucence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "this seems like a new thing"
inky says (to Floyd), "regard statue"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                        HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD STATUE
Floyd |
Floyd | It is a very alluring statue of a comely ELF wench, slight but womany.
Floyd | Ah, but not just ANY comely ELF wench! This is the girl who robbed you
Floyd | of your prize when first you met the VOLTAIC WRAITH in that
Floyd | crystalline tower in the FROSTED UPLANDS! That would explain why this
Floyd | statue wears the NECKLACE OF STARLIGHT!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ha"
DavidW says, "Elf girl!"
inky says, "that'll teach her"
inky says (to Floyd), "get necklace"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                        HIT POINTS: 69/77
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 147/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET NECKLACE
Floyd |
Floyd | You lift the delicate necklace from the golden neck of the ELF girl,
Floyd | and you are well pleased. But what is that sudden CLACKING NOISE just
Floyd | behind thee?
Floyd |
Floyd | The GIANT GOLD SPIDER attacks! You have suffered 6 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Midas spider?"
inky says (to Floyd), "attack spider"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 49/77
Floyd ]                GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 121/135
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's fibrillating uvula, a fine hit! You scored 14 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Its MANDIBLE-FANG-MAW dripping with deadly MIDAS VENOM, the GIANT GOLD
Floyd | SPIDER moves in for the kill! You have suffered 20 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "uh-oh"
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 49/77
Floyd ]                GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 121/135
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | The WEBS laid around the statue are a deadly trap! You cannot escape!
Floyd |
Floyd | The GIANT GOLD SPIDER dances from tree to tree, spinning more webs!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "You might've saved first, y'know."
inky says, "ha ha"
inky says, "a barbarian runs into danger and cares naught for saving!"
inky says (to Floyd), "use eye on webs"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 33/77
Floyd ]                GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 121/135
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE EYE ON WEBS
Floyd |
Floyd | I know you want to set the world on fire, barbarian, but try
Floyd | approaching it as more of a metaphor.
Floyd |
Floyd | With a chittering of 24 KARAT HUNGER, the GIANT GOLD SPIDER dines on
Floyd | your flesh! You have suffered 16 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack spider"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 15/77
Floyd ]                GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 104/135
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lunge deep, and strike! You scored 17 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | While you are stumbling over a sticky WEB, the GIANT GOLD SPIDER
Floyd | pierces you with its GOLDEN DEATH PROBE! You have suffered 18 hits
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack spider"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 1/77
Floyd ]                GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 94/135
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack! You scored 10 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Drawing you deeper into the WEBS with each attack and retreat, the
Floyd | GIANT GOLD SPIDER strikes without mercy! You have suffered 14 hits
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "attack spider"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 0/77
Floyd ]                GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 85/135
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Taste barbarian rage, GIANT GOLD SPIDER! You scored 9 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Its MANDIBLE-FANG-MAW dripping with deadly MIDAS VENOM, the GIANT GOLD
Floyd | SPIDER moves in for the kill! You have suffered 11 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 147 out of a possible 500, in 385 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of "Delinquent Brute".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 1/77
Floyd ]                GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 94/135
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | PINE FOREST
Floyd | [Thine deeds hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 15/77
Floyd ]                GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 104/135
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | PINE FOREST
Floyd | [Thine deeds hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 33/77
Floyd ]                GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 121/135
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | PINE FOREST
Floyd | [Thine deeds hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 49/77
Floyd ]                GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 121/135
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | PINE FOREST
Floyd | [Thine deeds hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 49/77
Floyd ]                GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 121/135
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | PINE FOREST
Floyd | [Thine deeds hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                        HIT POINTS: 69/77
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 147/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | PINE FOREST
Floyd | [Thine deeds hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                        HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | PINE FOREST
Floyd | [Thine deeds hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                        HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | PINE FOREST
Floyd | [Thine deeds hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                             QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | SEASHORE
Floyd | [Thine deeds hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf17"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                             QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                        HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PINE FOREST
Floyd | This is a peaceful forest of tall pines, with a well-worn road leading
Floyd | west, toward the SEASHORE, and east.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a SOLID GOLD STATUE here, gently shaded by the PINE TREES
Floyd | along the side of the road. The entire area is draped in gauzy,
Floyd | oversized WEBS of sticky translucence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "x webs"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                        HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X WEBS
Floyd |
Floyd | As you look upon the WEBS, you can't escape the feeling that the WEBS
Floyd | are showing off a bit.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                        HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): the SECRETS OF STATE, a PYREXIAN EYE, a
Floyd | DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH, a SLAB OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT, a TWO-HANDED
Floyd | SWORD (held at the ready), an EAR OF CORN, a SUIT OF CHAINMAIL ARMOR
Floyd | (being worn), some STINKY BAIT, a SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR (currently
Floyd | un-used) and a FLASHLIGHT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "I'm not really even sure what to do with the necklace"
inky says, "I guess we could take it to the doxy also"
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  ROYAL ROAD                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                           QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROYAL ROAD
Floyd | The SLAVER KING maintains this plank-paved highway for the good of his
Floyd | fat merchants, using slave labor. It is built on the backs of your
Floyd | people, and of any others his slave-catchers can beat into submission.
Floyd | Legend has it that a part of this road runs all the way distant to the
Floyd | UNKNOWN HIGHWAY! From here, however, it runs east to an ABANDONED
Floyd | QUARRY, and west into the pine-woods north of the CASTLE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  ABANDONED QUARRY                                   HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: South West Down                           QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ABANDONED QUARRY
Floyd | This vast pit stands in the shadow of the snow-capped mountains to the
Floyd | east. It was here that the great stones were quarried to build the
Floyd | CASTLE of the SLAVER KING, and the walls of the nearby harbor town.
Floyd | The site is long-abandoned, or so it's told ... But you hear a riotous
Floyd | and happy din DOWN in the GRAVEL PIT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES
Floyd | Sa-ho! By Huron's fibrillating uvula, this is a party! Here in this
Floyd | GRAVEL PIT, a collection of rowdies and jackanapes have made an outlaw
Floyd | camp, with drink and music and fighting galore! The center of
Floyd | attention seems to be a GLADIATOR'S RING.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a nearby CHALLENGE POST, and a PARTY OF ROGUES stands by,
Floyd | engaged in revels and high jinks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "x post"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 140/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X POST
Floyd |
Floyd | The CHALLENGE POST is a wooden pole hung with dyed banners, each
Floyd | representing a GLADIATOR willing to meet challengers. Beginning with
Floyd | the lowest, the banners are BLUE, GREEN, GOLD, and RED. There is room
Floyd | for one more banner above the others, but RED is presently the highest
Floyd | on the POST.
Floyd |
Floyd | A nearby rogue espies your curiosity, and sayeth "If ye wish a bout,
Floyd | barbarian, SEIZE the banner of your chosen foe, to display your
Floyd | challenge!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "seize green"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 143/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | As you pluck the GREEN BANNER from the CHALLENGE POST, the assembled
Floyd | rowdies cheer! You are ushered into the gladiator's ring, where you
Floyd | stand face-to-face with the famed Klengon Criminal, THRANG! "Prepare
Floyd | for mighty battle, barbarian!" he shouts, and cracks an arrogant grin.
Floyd |
Floyd | You take a moment to REGARD your opponent ... THRANG is a
Floyd | regal-looking KLENGON, with a mustache so long he tucks it into his
Floyd | belt. He wields an impressive KLENGON WAR HAMMER as if he were born to
Floyd | maim weaker men with it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Maybe just using the necklace grants us some ability."
inky says (to Floyd), "assail thrang"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 64/75
Floyd ]                      THRANG HIT POINTS: 68/77
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's cantankerous torpidity, a fine hit! You scored 9 points
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | THRANG attacks! You have suffered 11 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail thrang"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 64/75
Floyd ]                      THRANG HIT POINTS: 55/77
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lunge deep, and strike! You scored 13 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | THRANG sneers contemptuously, for he has missed!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail thrang"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 51/75
Floyd ]                      THRANG HIT POINTS: 47/77
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack! You scored 8 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a mighty KLENGON WAR GRUNT, THRANG leaps to the attack! You
Floyd | have suffered 13 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail thrang"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 45/75
Floyd ]                      THRANG HIT POINTS: 35/77
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Taste barbarian rage, THRANG! You scored 12 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | THRANG circles, cat-like, then swings high with his KLENGON WAR
Floyd | HAMMER! You have suffered 6 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail thrang"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 34/75
Floyd ]                      THRANG HIT POINTS: 19/77
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's malfunctioning mucus! A mighty blow! You scored 16
Floyd | points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | THRANG attacks with great brutality! You have suffered 11 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail thrang"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 25/75
Floyd ]                      THRANG HIT POINTS: 19/77
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's tyrranical toenail clipper! Thine arm hath failed thee!
Floyd |
Floyd | THRANG laughs a hearty laugh, and attacks! You have suffered 9
Floyd | hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail thrang"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 19/75
Floyd ]                      THRANG HIT POINTS: 11/77
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's thrice-blessed loincloth, your TWO-HANDED SWORD lands
Floyd | home! You scored 8 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a mighty KLENGON WAR GRUNT, THRANG leaps to the attack! You
Floyd | have suffered 6 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail thrang"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's terrifying tirades, a blow to be remembered! You scored
Floyd | 12 points of damage, leaving THRANG at your mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | THRANG is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd | With your final blow, THRANG is cast to the dust and gravel, his body
Floyd | bloodied, his towering ego reduced considerably.
Floyd |
Floyd | The crowd erupts in cheers, and you accept their ale and accolades.
Floyd | Extending the hand of fellowship to your foe, you help THRANG to his
Floyd | feet, and he smiles a grudging smile. "You are a worthy foe,
Floyd | barbarian. You fight like a true KLENGON."
Floyd |
Floyd | The crowd cheers again, and you nod in silent assent. THRANG bows in
Floyd | respect, and wanders away to heal for a while, and eventually the
Floyd | crowd returns to their revels.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 31/75
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES
Floyd | Sa-ho! By Huron's painless paludism, this is a party! Here in this
Floyd | GRAVEL PIT, a collection of rowdies and jackanapes have made an outlaw
Floyd | camp, with drink and music and fighting galore! The center of
Floyd | attention seems to be a GLADIATOR'S RING.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a nearby CHALLENGE POST, and a PARTY OF ROGUES stands by,
Floyd | engaged in revels and high jinks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "he got thrang'd"
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf18"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 31/75
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x rogues"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                               HIT POINTS: 43/75
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ROGUES
Floyd |
Floyd | The PARTY OF ROGUES seem quite the band of ne'er do wells!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  ABANDONED QUARRY                                   HIT POINTS: 55/75
Floyd ]  Paths: South West Down                           QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ABANDONED QUARRY
Floyd | This vast pit stands in the shadow of the snow-capped mountains to the
Floyd | east. It was here that the great stones were quarried to build the
Floyd | CASTLE of the SLAVER KING, and the walls of the nearby harbor town.
Floyd | The site is long-abandoned, or so it's told ... But you hear a riotous
Floyd | and happy din DOWN in the GRAVEL PIT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  ABANDONED QUARRY                                   HIT POINTS: 67/75
Floyd ]  Paths: South West Down                           QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OLD STONE BRIDGE
Floyd | This ancient bridge crosses a stream running down from the uplands to
Floyd | the east, and disappearing into a small CULVERT at the base of a
Floyd | cliff. This cliff, and the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE atop it, casts an icy
Floyd | shadow over the bridge. There is no path to the CASTLE from here, but
Floyd | the ROYAL ROAD lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard bridge"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD BRIDGE
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OLD STONE BRIDGE
Floyd | This ancient bridge crosses a stream running down from the uplands to
Floyd | the east, and disappearing into a small CULVERT at the base of a
Floyd | cliff. This cliff, and the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE atop it, casts an icy
Floyd | shadow over the bridge. There is no path to the CASTLE from here, but
Floyd | the ROYAL ROAD lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your ears pick up the dying-song of the BRUNTA BIRD, calling out to
Floyd | its mate in the final throes of psychic suffocation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OPEN PLAIN
Floyd | A gentle breeze ripples the sparse grasses here, under a blood-red
Floyd | sun. There are many paths. You see mountains to the distant east. You
Floyd | feel a manly twitching in your thews, enlivened by the freedom of the
Floyd | open country.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                  QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SCARRED FOREST
Floyd | The remains of FALLEN TREES are here, overgrown with ferns and
Floyd | surrounding a half-buried shack of once-fine metal, draped with canvas
Floyd | and pocked with rust. You are wise in the ways of these: they are the
Floyd | "space-ships" that brought men from dark places in the sky, ere they
Floyd | fell.
Floyd |
Floyd | You notice a hatchway hanging open; you could ENTER if you so desired.
Floyd | This remnant of a ROCKET seems abandoned, apart from a tired-looking
Floyd | metallic figure slumped against its side ...
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a ROBODROID here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard trees"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                  QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD TREES
Floyd |
Floyd | The "space-ship" tore many trees from their roots when it fell here.
Floyd | They lie here still, creating an unnatural clearing in the forest.
Floyd | They are now overgrown with flowers, ferns, and mosses.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "seize trees"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                  QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEIZE TREES
Floyd |
Floyd | Thy savage might and lust for vengeance could be put to better use
Floyd | than that, barbarian.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                           QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE
Floyd | This is the edge of a great cliff, looking over a vast CHASM to the
Floyd | south. The mists are so heavy within that you can barely detect a
Floyd | raging river far, far below.
Floyd |
Floyd | A tiny TREE clings tenaciously to the edge of the cliff.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROCKY RUIN
Floyd | Cracked remnants of walls and a stretch of weed-grown cobblestones
Floyd | tell of an old temple or abbey ... perhaps even a village. Whatever it
Floyd | was, it now lies in ROCKY RUIN. Poking through the remnants, you
Floyd | notice a shadowy archway leading IN to one small structure that
Floyd | remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | Simply walking IN, however, isn't currently an option, as a vast RUIN
Floyd | SLUG - the largest you've ever seen - is basking its slimy bulk in the
Floyd | evening sun, right near the entrance. The SLUG makes no move toward
Floyd | you, but you'd have to ASSAIL it (and survive) to find out what lay
Floyd | beyond the arch.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a TELEPHONE POLE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard pole"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD POLE
Floyd |
Floyd | The TELEPHONE POLE seems quite sturdy, and its runes name it "BELL
Floyd | SYSTEMS OF DETROIT." A potent blessing of magic, no doubt.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "use pole"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "use pole"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE POLE
Floyd |
Floyd | You lack the strength of arm to heft such a mighty thing!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "I imagine we could defeat one of these tougher foes if we ate the meat"
inky says, "but I don't know which to use it on"
Jacqueline says, "huh"
borowski asks, "Or maybe it'll keep us alive in the sea beast?"
inky says, "also possible"
Jacqueline says, "I had another idea for it, but not one I've tested."
inky says, "feel free"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail pole"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASSAIL POLE
Floyd |
Floyd | The TELEPHONE POLE is not your foe, barbarian.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use pole on slug"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE POLE ON SLUG
Floyd |
Floyd | The TELEPHONE POLE is not yours to toy with, barbarian. Neither is the
Floyd | RUIN SLUG.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yeah, I have to wonder which beast the meat is for. Hate to get stuck that way."
inky says (to Floyd), "regard archway"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD ARCHWAY
Floyd |
Floyd | The RUINS bespeak of a life unlike your own, and all is too far gone
Floyd | to learn much from looking.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail archway"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASSAIL ARCHWAY
Floyd |
Floyd | When thy saga is writ and thy story told and maidens swoon to hear it,
Floyd | the tale-tellers will, in kindness and in mercy, skip the part where
Floyd | the DEBRIS hath distracted thee so.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I vote we try using the bait on the stream where the bear is."
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  LONELY HILL                                        HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | LONELY HILL
Floyd | Forest surrounds this hill on all sides, but there are no trees at the
Floyd | top - only grass and a few sad flowers, bending toward the setting
Floyd | sun. You see farmland to the north, and the CASTLE of the SLAVER KING
Floyd | looming high above. To the west is the harbor TOWN, but there's no
Floyd | good path from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                           QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FARMER'S GREEN
Floyd | A humble WELL provides a centerpiece for this quiet place, surrounded
Floyd | by farmland providing food for the port town to the west. To the
Floyd | north, the shadow of the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE blots out part of the
Floyd | evening sky, but there's no path there from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OPEN PLAIN
Floyd | A gentle breeze ripples the sparse grasses here, under a blood-red
Floyd | sun. There are many paths. You see mountains to the distant east. You
Floyd | feel a manly twitching in your thews, enlivened by the freedom of the
Floyd | open country.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | You enjoy the cool moistness of the breeze on your skin.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use bait on stream"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE BAIT ON STREAM
Floyd |
Floyd | You turn the STINKY BAIT this way and that, considering its possible
Floyd | combinations with the BRISKLY-FLOWING STREAM. You extend your thumb
Floyd | for comparison, because you saw a DWARF do that once and it looked
Floyd | pretty cool.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ha"
%%% # MARK: 2012-09-09-14:38:16CDT Jacqueline says, "Yeah, I like that fail response."
DavidW says, "fine. No bear in sea serpent scenes, I guess."
Jacqueline asks, "What did you guys do with the spider?"
Jacqueline asks, "I think you found the spider. Did you fight it, or what?"
DavidW says, "Okay, I guess our possibles defense with the sea serpent are the eye and meat."
DavidW says (to Jacqueline), "fought and lost, I believe."
inky says, "we died, then restored and didn't pick up the necklace"
DavidW says, "Then restored."
Jacqueline says, "Gotcha."
Jacqueline asks, "What did you do with Gina the glistening one?"
Jacqueline asks, "Not with her, specifically, but in that location?"
Jacqueline asks, "Did you try your oil idea?"
Jacqueline says, "I liked that thought, though I think it's perhaps a bit too fiddly for this game's mechanics."
inky says, "we oiled the robot and it told us to bring it some power cables from the other robodroids"
DavidW says, "Rubbed her with a cloth to get oil; used the oiled cloth on the droid (it wants cabling); gave the gladius to the acolyte for a jewel."
inky says, "but did not tell us where those were"
inky says, "oh, we could light the incense"
inky says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                             QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FROSTED UPLANDS
Floyd | Layers of frost and snow glitter on crags of ancient rock, and there
Floyd | are deep snowbanks to the north, approaching a BRIDGE made of pure
Floyd | ice, spanning a MIGHTY CREVASSE. Also seemingly made of ice is a
Floyd | beautiful CRYSTAL SPIRE, towering in the fading light, which you may
Floyd | ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: South In                                  QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE
Floyd | The snow on this mountain slope is all but undisturbed, and it glows a
Floyd | rich orange in the light of the setting sun. You can see that sun, far
Floyd | to the west, sinking into the sea. Its rays touch also on an ornate
Floyd | structure: You may (if you dare) ENTER a black TEMPLE to the Viraxian
Floyd | Demon-Gods.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear a distant crackle, as if through the ELECTRIC ETHER, a
Floyd | sizzling note of hate!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "oh, incense, right."
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Paths: South In                                  QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a sharp smell of ozone, and a faint electric sizzling in the
Floyd | air.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "enter"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | TEMPLE
Floyd | Your nostrils flare at the lingering smoke from incense, and at the
Floyd | strong scent of holy oils. The TEMPLE is ancient, cold and dark, with
Floyd | but dim shafts of smoky light from high windows. In the center of the
Floyd | room is an ALTAR, on which a SACRIFICE is being prepared.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see the VIRAXIAN INCENSE, the ACOLYTE OF TRAGA and GINA THE
Floyd | VIRGIN SACRIFICE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use eye on incense"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE EYE ON INCENSE
Floyd |
Floyd | With a lick of flame from the decomposing eyeball, the incense takes
Floyd | to light briefly, then to slow ash, and begins releasing fragrant
Floyd | smoke.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a sharp smell of ozone, and a faint electric sizzling can be
Floyd | heard nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | TEMPLE
Floyd | [Time retreats before thee.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "seize incense"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 75/75
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 144/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEIZE INCENSE
Floyd |
Floyd | The ACOLYTE OF TRAGA shakes his head gently. "The incense is sacred to
Floyd | our faith, barbarian. I would never give it up cheaply ... I would
Floyd | only trade the INCENSE for something of real value in advancing my
Floyd | ambitions, something I could hang over the heads of those foolish
Floyd | lords who serve the SLAVER KING."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Oh, ah - so that oil thing worked. Awesome."
inky says, "oh ho"
inky says (to Floyd), "use secrets on acolyte"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 78/78
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 151/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE SECRETS ON ACOLYTE
Floyd |
Floyd | "Barbarian you are a marvel! Strong of arm and politically savvy as
Floyd | well? You are a dark miracle sent by our unholy lord, I have no doubt!
Floyd | Thank you so much! Please, avail yourself of our INCENSE, if you have
Floyd | need of it."
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a sharp smell of ozone, and a faint electric sizzling can be
Floyd | heard nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "seize incense"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 80/80
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEIZE INCENSE
Floyd |
Floyd | The ACOLYTE OF TRAGA nods assent. "Take it with the manifold blessings
Floyd | of my demon-gods, barbarian."
Floyd |
Floyd | Seized.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a sharp smell of ozone, and a faint electric sizzling can be
Floyd | heard nearby.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "I am guessing we sold the secrets of state a little cheaply there"
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 80/80
Floyd ]  Paths: South In                                  QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE
Floyd | The snow on this mountain slope is all but undisturbed, and it glows a
Floyd | rich orange in the light of the setting sun. You can see that sun, far
Floyd | to the west, sinking into the sea. Its rays touch also on an ornate
Floyd | structure: You may (if you dare) ENTER a black TEMPLE to the Viraxian
Floyd | Demon-Gods.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a VOLTAIC WRAITH here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH misses, and hisses, and this is good news!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 59/80
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 44/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH unleashes twin arcs of STATIC IRE! You have
Floyd | suffered 21 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 59/80
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 32/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's uncorrectable underbite, a fine hit! You scored 12
Floyd | points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH misses, and hisses, and this is good news!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 47/80
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 15/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack! You scored 17 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a sinister CRACKLING, the air around you EXPLODES with violent
Floyd | ELECTRIC DEATH! You have suffered 12 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 29/80
Floyd ]                   VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 3/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You leap, and strike! You scored 12 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The WRAITH attacks! You have suffered 18 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail wraith"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lash out with the rage of your barbarian ancestors! You scored
Floyd | 14 points of damage, leaving the VOLTAIC WRAITH at your mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH hisses and pops, and evaporates in a puff of acrid
Floyd | ozone. You hear a distant echo, an electric, sizzling voice:
Floyd | "BARBARIAN! YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE LAST OF MY ELECTRO-SPITE!"
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
DavidW asks, "Do we know what the incense does?"
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 42/80
Floyd ]  Paths: South In                                  QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE
Floyd | The snow on this mountain slope is all but undisturbed, and it glows a
Floyd | rich orange in the light of the setting sun. You can see that sun, far
Floyd | to the west, sinking into the sea. Its rays touch also on an ornate
Floyd | structure: You may (if you dare) ENTER a black TEMPLE to the Viraxian
Floyd | Demon-Gods.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "FWIW, that's how we sold the secrets as well."
inky says, "I am going to use it in the sea serpent"
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 55/80
Floyd ]  Paths: South In                                  QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 68/80
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                             QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FROSTED UPLANDS
Floyd | Layers of frost and snow glitter on crags of ancient rock, and there
Floyd | are deep snowbanks to the north, approaching a BRIDGE made of pure
Floyd | ice, spanning a MIGHTY CREVASSE. Also seemingly made of ice is a
Floyd | beautiful CRYSTAL SPIRE, towering in the fading light, which you may
Floyd | ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 80/80
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 80/80
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OLD STONE BRIDGE
Floyd | This ancient bridge crosses a stream running down from the uplands to
Floyd | the east, and disappearing into a small CULVERT at the base of a
Floyd | cliff. This cliff, and the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE atop it, casts an icy
Floyd | shadow over the bridge. There is no path to the CASTLE from here, but
Floyd | the ROYAL ROAD lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                   HIT POINTS: 80/80
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 80/80
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OPEN PLAIN
Floyd | A gentle breeze ripples the sparse grasses here, under a blood-red
Floyd | sun. There are many paths. You see mountains to the distant east. You
Floyd | feel a manly twitching in your thews, enlivened by the freedom of the
Floyd | open country.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 80/80
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                           QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FARMER'S GREEN
Floyd | A humble WELL provides a centerpiece for this quiet place, surrounded
Floyd | by farmland providing food for the port town to the west. To the
Floyd | north, the shadow of the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE blots out part of the
Floyd | evening sky, but there's no path there from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 80/80
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | BUSTLING PORT
Floyd | You tread carefully, here. This is the city of the SLAVER KING, and he
Floyd | may have spies anywhere! Fortunately, the crowd here at the docks is a
Floyd | varied, noisy mass of people and creatures from all corners of Vanth.
Floyd | The MARKETPLACE further north surrounds the CASTLE entrance. The DARK
Floyd | ALLEYWAY immediately south might offer shelter if the guards come
Floyd | running.
Floyd |
Floyd | A GROUP OF PIRATES stands around the gangplank of a mighty PIRATE
Floyd | SHIP, deciding who may or may not go IN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 80/80
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MARKETPLACE
Floyd | This busy MARKETPLACE is the heart of the town, nestled against the
Floyd | mighty GATES of the CASTLE. You are careful to keep a low profile
Floyd | here, directly beneath the looming facade of the SLAVER KING'S own
Floyd | citadel.
Floyd |
Floyd | A lone GUARD stands watch before the GATES, staring ahead dutifully
Floyd | and ignoring the throng of the MARKETPLACE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 80/80
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                             QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SEASHORE
Floyd | An elderly LIGHTHOUSE is here (you could go IN), warning ships against
Floyd | the dangers of the rocky coastline. This stretch includes some soft
Floyd | sand as well as rocks ... a small beach looking out on the SEA OF
Floyd | GREAT PERIL. Over some bluffs to the immediate south, you can hear the
Floyd | sounds of the SLAVER KING'S harbor town. To the east are some pines.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf19"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 80/80
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                             QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use bait on sea"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 80/80
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                             QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE BAIT ON SEA
Floyd |
Floyd | The STINKY BAIT is truly foul, but sometimes a man just feels the urge
Floyd | to expose his skin, smear it with rotted bait, bare it to the ocean
Floyd | and see if anything interesting happens. It's how your parents met.
Floyd |
Floyd | For a few minutes, the only noticeable effect is a migration of all
Floyd | the seabirds, who head to the harbor where the stench is more
Floyd | civilized. But then there is a visible movement out at sea ... a
Floyd | rising darkness in the clear green waters which resolves itself to a
Floyd | speeding mountain of scaly flesh, an errant island of rippling water
Floyd | washing over green-black muscle and sudden, fire-bright yellow eyes.
Floyd |
Floyd | When the ENORMOUS SEA-MONSTER rises out of the water, you wonder for a
Floyd | moment how the ocean ever contained it. It's larger than the nearby
Floyd | city!
Floyd |
Floyd | And then it eats you.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
DavidW says, "oh, smoke and it'll cough us out? Could work."
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                               HIT POINTS: 73/80
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                   QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET
Floyd | The floor is the squishy flesh of a monstrous gullet. The walls are
Floyd | the squishy flesh of a monstrous gullet. The ceiling is the squishy
Floyd | flesh of a monstrous gullet ... and the DIGESTIVE JUICES are rising to
Floyd | consume you.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a HALF-DIGESTED CORPSE bobbing in the rising, sizzling
Floyd | acid - the remains of some old sailor, you suppose. On the CORPSE you
Floyd | notice the EYEPATCH OF ODIN and FLESH-TOTEM OF DARTH VIRAXIS.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can feel your flesh sizzling as the DIGESTIVE JUICES continue to
Floyd | rise ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard corpse"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                               HIT POINTS: 65/80
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                   QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD CORPSE
Floyd |
Floyd | It's the finest example of a HALF-DIGESTED CORPSE you've seen since
Floyd | you were enslaved.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can feel your flesh sizzling as the DIGESTIVE JUICES continue to
Floyd | rise ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "pillage"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                               HIT POINTS: 61/80
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                   QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PILLAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | EYEPATCH OF ODIN: Seized.
Floyd | FLESH-TOTEM OF DARTH VIRAXIS: Seized.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can feel your flesh sizzling as the DIGESTIVE JUICES continue to
Floyd | rise ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "WHY WAIT TIME REGARDING"
inky says, "hee hee"
DavidW says, "er WASTE"
inky says, "it might be an awesome corpse!"
DavidW says, "apparently so"
Jacqueline says, "I think regardin tis fine."
inky says (to Floyd), "use eye on incense"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                               HIT POINTS: 54/80
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                   QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE EYE ON INCENSE
Floyd |
Floyd | With a lick of flame from the decomposing eyeball, the incense takes
Floyd | to light briefly, then to slow ash, and begins releasing fragrant
Floyd | smoke.
Floyd |
Floyd | As the smoke from the incense curls away into darkness, you hear a
Floyd | pained rumbling from the SEA MONSTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can feel your flesh sizzling as the DIGESTIVE JUICES continue to
Floyd | rise ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                               HIT POINTS: 51/80
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                   QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can feel your flesh sizzling as the DIGESTIVE JUICES continue to
Floyd | rise ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Especially since we have undo."
inky says (to Floyd), "z"
Floyd ]  SEA-MONSTER'S GULLET                               HIT POINTS: 51/80
Floyd ]  Exits: Up Down                                   QUEST RATE: 155/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > Z
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can feel your flesh sizzling as the DIGESTIVE JUICES continue to
Floyd | rise ...
Floyd |
Floyd | This incense is strong stuff; it could choke a SMOG MONSTER ...
Floyd |
Floyd | The squishy flesh beneath you begins to heave and undulate! There is a
Floyd | mighty roar, and a sickly wet sound ...
Floyd |
Floyd | It's definitely the smoke from the VIRAXIAN INCENSE! This beast cannot
Floyd | bear the irritation in its unholy bowels! You suppose that you, too,
Floyd | are something of a bowel irritant.
Floyd |
Floyd | Suddenly, you are squeezed tight by the constricting walls, and you
Floyd | feel you may be crushed to death and dissolved at the same time ...
Floyd | but then you are free, flying damply through the air, for a wet
Floyd | landing back on land ...
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
Jacqueline asks, "You took the stuff, right?"
inky says, "mega-grody"
inky says, "gosh, I hope so"
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 42/80
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                             QUEST RATE: 164/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SEASHORE
Floyd | An elderly LIGHTHOUSE is here (you could go IN), warning ships against
Floyd | the dangers of the rocky coastline. This stretch includes some soft
Floyd | sand as well as rocks ... a small beach looking out on the SEA OF
Floyd | GREAT PERIL. Over some bluffs to the immediate south, you can hear the
Floyd | sounds of the SLAVER KING'S harbor town. To the east are some pines.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Yeah, you did."
inky says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 55/82
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                             QUEST RATE: 164/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): a FLESH-TOTEM OF DARTH VIRAXIS, the EYEPATCH OF
Floyd | ODIN, a DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH, a SLAB OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT, a
Floyd | TWO-HANDED SWORD (held at the ready), an EAR OF CORN, a SUIT OF
Floyd | CHAINMAIL ARMOR (being worn), a SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR (currently
Floyd | un-used) and a FLASHLIGHT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "excellent"
inky says (to Floyd), "wear eyepatch"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 55/82
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                             QUEST RATE: 164/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR EYEPATCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Bestead thy plight and becalm mine own misdoubt! I would fain hear
Floyd | plain ACTION COMMANDS, marry-ed unto reasonable nouns! Sooth! The HELP
Floyd | command may offer some remedy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use eyepatch"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                           HIT POINTS: 68/82
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                             QUEST RATE: 164/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE EYEPATCH
Floyd |
Floyd | You have heard that the god ODIN gained wisdom for losing his eye, but
Floyd | it feels more to you like losing some of your balance and gaining a
Floyd | dangerous blind-side in combat! But you suppose it makes you look
Floyd | menacing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ha"
Jacqueline says, "So, I am curious if the eye patch is enough to be a pirate."
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 81/82
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 164/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MARKETPLACE
Floyd | This busy MARKETPLACE is the heart of the town, nestled against the
Floyd | mighty GATES of the CASTLE. You are careful to keep a low profile
Floyd | here, directly beneath the looming facade of the SLAVER KING'S own
Floyd | citadel.
Floyd |
Floyd | A lone GUARD stands watch before the GATES, staring ahead dutifully
Floyd | and ignoring the throng of the MARKETPLACE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 82/82
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 164/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | BUSTLING PORT
Floyd | You tread carefully, here. This is the city of the SLAVER KING, and he
Floyd | may have spies anywhere! Fortunately, the crowd here at the docks is a
Floyd | varied, noisy mass of people and creatures from all corners of Vanth.
Floyd | The MARKETPLACE further north surrounds the CASTLE entrance. The DARK
Floyd | ALLEYWAY immediately south might offer shelter if the guards come
Floyd | running.
Floyd |
Floyd | A GROUP OF PIRATES stands around the gangplank of a mighty PIRATE
Floyd | SHIP, deciding who may or may not go IN.
Floyd |
Floyd | One pirate hoists a small child - his son - to his shoulder, and
Floyd | points at you. "You see that man? Now that's a REAL pirate, not a
Floyd | scurvy old beggar like me. I want you to be just like 'im when you
Floyd | grows up, lad."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hunh, I guess so"
Jacqueline says, "Maybe it requires that other stuff, but maybe not."
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd |
Floyd | The jolly PIRATES wave merrily as you head up the gangplank, happy to
Floyd | see such a fine PIRATE as yourself among their company.
Floyd |
Floyd | Aboard the vessel there are few signs of life, only a single
Floyd | peg-legged DWARF, swabbing the deck with a combination CRUTCH and MOP.
Floyd | You note with curiosity that the DWARF also wears a heavy coat of
Floyd | CHAINMAIL, and something in his bearing suggests that he was once a
Floyd | Warrior, like you (of perhaps half your Level).
Floyd |
Floyd | The DWARF pauses from his chores for a moment to greet you. "Avast ye,
Floyd | me hearty! Me name's GUNWAR, what rhymes with HAR! Har."
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky says, "crutch and mop, ha ha"
Jacqueline says, "Sweet."
Jacqueline says, "Har har"
Jacqueline asks, "Have we heard of this guy before?"
Jacqueline asks, "Did someone tell us about him?"
inky says, "uh, not that I recall"
inky says, "but that doesn't prove much"
DavidW says, "Personally, I would've used the totem first before the eyepatch."
Jacqueline says, "Okay."
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  PIRATE SHIP                                        HIT POINTS: 85/85
Floyd ]  Paths: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 171/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PIRATE SHIP
Floyd | The ship is mostly deserted at the moment; the PIRATES are OUT on the
Floyd | quayside. The deck here is admirably stained with the blood of many a
Floyd | cutlass-duel, and littered with the usual ROPES and MASTS and nautical
Floyd | miscellany. Most of the hatches are securely locked, but you find one
Floyd | open passage leading downwards.
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR the peg-legged DWARF is here, swabbing the deck.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Pillage?"
Jacqueline asks, "Paley?"
inky says (to DavidW), "well, it looks like we can leave when we want"
Jacqueline says, "er, +r"
inky says (to Floyd), "parley with gunwar"
Floyd ]  PIRATE SHIP                                        HIT POINTS: 85/85
Floyd ]  Paths: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 171/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH GUNWAR
Floyd |
Floyd | "I've never eaten a BEE GIRL QUEEN myself, but I hear they're 81%
Floyd | tasty."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "parley with gunwar"
Floyd ]  PIRATE SHIP                                        HIT POINTS: 85/85
Floyd ]  Paths: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 171/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH GUNWAR
Floyd |
Floyd | "Knew some LIMB TRADERS down along the SALTY COAST," says GUNWAR.
Floyd | "Good people."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "parley with gunwar"
Floyd ]  PIRATE SHIP                                        HIT POINTS: 85/85
Floyd ]  Paths: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 171/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH GUNWAR
Floyd |
Floyd | You and GUNWAR compose a spontaneous dirty limerick about the perils
Floyd | of FRANKENSTEIN ARMOR.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "yep, sounds like a fellow warrior"
Jacqueline says (to DW), "Yeah, we're an awesome pirate who can come and go amongst the pirates when we pleases."
inky says (to Floyd), "regard ropes"
Floyd ]  PIRATE SHIP                                        HIT POINTS: 85/85
Floyd ]  Paths: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 171/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD ROPES
Floyd |
Floyd | The ship is well-provided with ROPES and MASTS and other NAUTICAL
Floyd | STUFF ... but you are an upland barbarian; it all means little to you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard masts"
Floyd ]  PIRATE SHIP                                        HIT POINTS: 85/85
Floyd ]  Paths: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 171/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD MASTS
Floyd |
Floyd | The ship is well-provided with ROPES and MASTS and other NAUTICAL
Floyd | STUFF ... but you are an upland barbarian; it all means little to you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Salty coast? I want salt."
DavidW asks, "I suppose down?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  CABIN                                              HIT POINTS: 85/85
Floyd ]  Exits: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 172/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | CABIN
Floyd | This must be the cabin of one of the officers; it is well-appointed
Floyd | and looks reasonably comfortable for such a cramped space. At least,
Floyd | it's far nicer than the rowing bench you recall from the SLAVER KING'S
Floyd | galleys ...
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a GLITTERING THING here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "A GLITTERING thing."
Jacqueline says, "Shiny"
DavidW says, "a THING"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "x thing"
Floyd ]  CABIN                                              HIT POINTS: 87/87
Floyd ]  Exits: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 179/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X THING
Floyd |
Floyd | You lift the delicate GLITTERING THING from the CABIN'S small
Floyd | writing-desk, and turn it over in your hand. It flows and shimmers
Floyd | with great beauty! You see now that it is a woman's garter ... the
Floyd | jolly jack-tar inhabiting this cabin must have entertained some
Floyd | intimate company here! And the way the colors move, it can only be
Floyd | ANGELGLASS, that strange material you've seen in items from GOD CITY.
Floyd | A valuable treasure, you are sure, so into your THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG it
Floyd | (gingerly) goes.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to DW), "TRUE"
DavidW says, "hmmm. Vessa would like this too, I suppose, but she already gave us her scroll."
Jacqueline says, "I wonder if giving the doxy more cool stuff - right."
Jacqueline asks, "But maybe she has more in store for us?"
%%% # MARK: 2012-09-09-14:53:16CDT DavidW says, "Does she have extra gifts? I dunno."
Jacqueline says, "Dunno."
DavidW says, "odd how regarding the thing made us auto-take it."
DavidW asks, "up?"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "use angelglass"
Floyd ]  CABIN                                              HIT POINTS: 87/87
Floyd ]  Exits: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 179/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE ANGELGLASS
Floyd |
Floyd | Out of a manly curiosity and nothing more, you decide to see if the
Floyd | garter would fit a masculine, manly barbarian like you, who is very
Floyd | much a man. Looking around to make sure no one is watching (because a
Floyd | sight so very manly might overwhelm them with sheer machismo), you
Floyd | slip it over your foot and up your leg ... Interestingly enough, the
Floyd | strange nature of ANGELGLASS is such that it fits you perfectly. You
Floyd | feel pretty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "hahaha"
Jacqueline says, "Wonderful."
Jacqueline says, "Sexist, but wonderful."
Jacqueline says, "Sadly, our armor class didn't go up."
DavidW says (to Floyd), "shed angelglass"
Floyd ]  CABIN                                              HIT POINTS: 87/87
Floyd ]  Exits: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 179/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SHED ANGELGLASS
Floyd |
Floyd | From any but a barbarian, I would presume such a command SORCERY most
Floyd | perplexing! Your game manual, or the HELP command, might give aid and
Floyd | succor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "remove angelclass"
Floyd ]  CABIN                                              HIT POINTS: 87/87
Floyd ]  Exits: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 179/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE ANGELCLASS
Floyd |
Floyd | You speak madness, barbarian! Refer to your game manual for
Floyd | assistance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  CABIN                                              HIT POINTS: 87/87
Floyd ]  Exits: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 179/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): an ANGELGLASS GARTER (being worn), a FLESH-TOTEM
Floyd | OF DARTH VIRAXIS, the EYEPATCH OF ODIN (being worn), a
Floyd | DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH, a SLAB OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT, a TWO-HANDED
Floyd | SWORD (held at the ready), an EAR OF CORN, a SUIT OF CHAINMAIL ARMOR
Floyd | (being worn), a SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR (currently un-used) and a
Floyd | FLASHLIGHT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "use angelglass"
Floyd ]  CABIN                                              HIT POINTS: 87/87
Floyd ]  Exits: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 179/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE ANGELGLASS
Floyd |
Floyd | You remove the ANGELGLASS GARTER. You feel less pretty now, casting
Floyd | you into a brief barbaric gloom.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "hm"
inky says, "we can use the angelglass to catch the fish, perhaps"
maga says, "aww, let the pirates see, at least"
Jacqueline says, "I know it's odd, but use will weild and unweild, wear and remove."
Jacqueline says (to maga), "heh"
DavidW says, "I was wondering if the fish would like it."
DavidW says, "fine."
Jacqueline says, "huh"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "use garter"
Floyd ]  CABIN                                              HIT POINTS: 87/87
Floyd ]  Exits: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 179/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE GARTER
Floyd |
Floyd | Out of a manly curiosity and nothing more, you decide to see if the
Floyd | garter would fit a masculine, manly barbarian like you, who is very
Floyd | much a man. Looking around to make sure no one is watching (because a
Floyd | sight so very manly might overwhelm them with sheer machismo), you
Floyd | slip it over your foot and up your leg ... Interestingly enough, the
Floyd | strange nature of ANGELGLASS is such that it fits you perfectly. You
Floyd | feel pretty.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "u"
Floyd ]  PIRATE SHIP                                        HIT POINTS: 87/87
Floyd ]  Paths: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 179/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PIRATE SHIP
Floyd | The ship is mostly deserted at the moment; the PIRATES are OUT on the
Floyd | quayside. The deck here is admirably stained with the blood of many a
Floyd | cutlass-duel, and littered with the usual ROPES and MASTS and nautical
Floyd | miscellany. Most of the hatches are securely locked, but you find one
Floyd | open passage leading downwards.
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR the peg-legged DWARF is here, swabbing the deck.
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR chuckles as he espies the GARTER on your thigh. "Ye'd make a
Floyd | right proper mariner, lad."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 87/87
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 179/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | BUSTLING PORT
Floyd | You tread carefully, here. This is the city of the SLAVER KING, and he
Floyd | may have spies anywhere! Fortunately, the crowd here at the docks is a
Floyd | varied, noisy mass of people and creatures from all corners of Vanth.
Floyd | The MARKETPLACE further north surrounds the CASTLE entrance. The DARK
Floyd | ALLEYWAY immediately south might offer shelter if the guards come
Floyd | running.
Floyd |
Floyd | A GROUP OF PIRATES stands around the gangplank of a mighty PIRATE
Floyd | SHIP, deciding who may or may not go IN.
Floyd |
Floyd | A young pirate espies the ANGELGLASS GARTER on your thigh and grins.
Floyd | "I been wonderin' when BOSUN BLACKSTEEL would find that special
Floyd | someone to give that treasure to."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "hmm, Bosun Blacksteel, eh?"
Jacqueline raises an eyebrow.
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 87/87
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 179/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DARK ALLEYWAY
Floyd | Places like this wretched ALLEYWAY make you yearn for the clean air
Floyd | and freedom of the open country. Buildings lean against one another,
Floyd | far above your head, and RATS scurry around the base of a large
Floyd | BARREL. To the north lay the bustling quayside. To the south, you
Floyd | could easily scramble over the city wall and up a brambly hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | Light shines from a half-open doorway nearby, you could go IN if you
Floyd | wanted. The air from the doorway smells of subtle perfumes and spices.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                   HIT POINTS: 87/87
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 179/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PERFUMED BOUDOIR
Floyd | You find yourself in a soft maze of colored veils, leading to a large
Floyd | bed piled with furs and cloth pillows. There are no candles or
Floyd | oil-lamps here, but rather globes of red glass lit by magic, pulsing
Floyd | with the rhythm of soft music.
Floyd |
Floyd | VESSA is here, sprawled across the bed and grinning at you,
Floyd | invitingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | VESSA grins as she espies the ANGELGLASS GARTER on your thigh.
Floyd | "Kinky!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "heh"
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 87/87
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 179/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DARK ALLEYWAY
Floyd | Places like this wretched ALLEYWAY make you yearn for the clean air
Floyd | and freedom of the open country. Buildings lean against one another,
Floyd | far above your head, and RATS scurry around the base of a large
Floyd | BARREL. To the north lay the bustling quayside. To the south, you
Floyd | could easily scramble over the city wall and up a brambly hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | Light shines from a half-open doorway nearby, you could go IN if you
Floyd | wanted. The air from the doorway smells of subtle perfumes and spices.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s" DavidW says, ">sashay into all locations"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEYARD
Floyd | This dismal GRAVEYARD sits on a hill cloaked in mist, overlooking the
Floyd | SLAVER KING'S seedy SEAPORT to the north. There are hundreds of
Floyd | gravestones, some cracked with centuries of age, some quite new. There
Floyd | is a single large TOMB that a brave soul might choose to ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are a little surprised to notice a familiar figure - the regal
Floyd | form of THRANG, standing over a GRAVESTONE in the distance. He looks
Floyd | up, and bids you come PARLEY with him.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky says, "oho"
inky says (to Floyd), "push space"
Floyd |
Floyd | THRANG seemeth less swaggering, less arrogant, and more humbled than
Floyd | in the GLADIATOR PIT. "Hail to thee of might and valor," he says, with
Floyd | a slight grin forming behind his impressive mustache. He points to the
Floyd | GRAVESTONE before him, and to others nearby. "Long ago, before the
Floyd | SLAVER KINGS took these realms, and before the galaxy fell to ruin,
Floyd | there was a KLENGON colony here."
Floyd |
Floyd | You nod, respectfully. You have heard of this "galaxy."
Floyd |
Floyd | THRANG stands still awhile longer, lost in thought. "Those were days
Floyd | of blood and conquest. In truth, barbarian, many KLENGONS would be no
Floyd | better than this SLAVER KING of ours, or his neighbors. The KLENGONS
Floyd | were thwarted then, I have heard, by a man of SCIENCE ... and some of
Floyd | his work still rests in some of the old RUINS east of here. If you are
Floyd | of a mind to seek treasure, that might be a fine treasure to seek."
Floyd |
Floyd | You nod, considering this.
Floyd |
Floyd | THRANG offers a quick salute. "I have another errand I must see to ...
Floyd | a friend of mine, GUNWAR, is a PIRATE aboard the vessel currently at
Floyd | dockside. I should pay him a visit, the old dog. I think you two would
Floyd | get on well," he muses. "While he is a sailor now, he is in truth a
Floyd | Warrior, of perhaps half your Level. He quested for years, searching
Floyd | vainly for a BLACK HOLE METAL AXE ... and he lost his leg in the
Floyd | attempt. Visit him sometime, perhaps. You could swap stories and it
Floyd | would cheer him. He does so miss his days of battle, barbarian, as
Floyd | would you or I, were we maimed and unable to fight, eh?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You nod grimly. THRANG bows, then strides off toward the harbor,
Floyd | leaving you with your thoughts.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
DavidW says, "nice"
Jacqueline says, "Okay, so Gunwar was the dude of the black axe."
inky says, "I wonder if we are supposed to talk with gunwar now that we have talked to this guy"
DavidW says, "I think very much so."
Jacqueline says, "Sorry, didn't know if you guys had hit this bit or not."
inky says, "also, I note in passing that we looked at Gunwar and identified him as a warrior as half our level and this guy just confirmed it"
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                             QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEYARD
Floyd | This dismal GRAVEYARD sits on a hill cloaked in mist, overlooking the
Floyd | SLAVER KING'S seedy SEAPORT to the north. There are hundreds of
Floyd | gravestones, some cracked with centuries of age, some quite new. There
Floyd | is a single large TOMB that a brave soul might choose to ENTER.
Jacqueline says, "Yeah, I think so as well."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DARK ALLEYWAY
Floyd | Places like this wretched ALLEYWAY make you yearn for the clean air
Floyd | and freedom of the open country. Buildings lean against one another,
Floyd | far above your head, and RATS scurry around the base of a large
Floyd | BARREL. To the north lay the bustling quayside. To the south, you
Floyd | could easily scramble over the city wall and up a brambly hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | Light shines from a half-open doorway nearby, you could go IN if you
Floyd | wanted. The air from the doorway smells of subtle perfumes and spices.
Floyd |
Floyd | The stench of that rotten SNOW-SERPENT meat is really making
Floyd | your mouth water. The Warriors of your tribe have long held that the
Floyd | meat, once sufficiently putrid, not only acts as an instant healer in
Floyd | battle, but also adds hair to one's chest, endowment to one's
Floyd | loin-cloth, and a lustrous, healthy shine to one's coal-black
Floyd | barbarian hair. Why, this particular SLAB is now so deliciously putrid
Floyd | that it hath even sprouted the vaunted PURPLE MAGGOTS! You are
Floyd | reminded of comforting holiday meals back home.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard meat"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD MEAT
Floyd |
Floyd | The SLAB OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT shines in its raw ichor. Your tribe has
Floyd | long known that the flesh of this beast, once properly ripened and
Floyd | then consumed rapidly, has magic healing properties that allow
Floyd | Warriors to defeat foes much more powerful than they. Useful, for a
Floyd | Warrior-born such as you! This slab has now ripened; the ichor swirls
Floyd | with prismatic power and the stench is comforting.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > W
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | BUSTLING PORT
Floyd | You tread carefully, here. This is the city of the SLAVER KING, and he
Floyd | may have spies anywhere! Fortunately, the crowd here at the docks is a
Floyd | varied, noisy mass of people and creatures from all corners of Vanth.
Floyd | The MARKETPLACE further north surrounds the CASTLE entrance. The DARK
Floyd | ALLEYWAY immediately south might offer shelter if the guards come
Floyd | running.
Floyd |
Floyd | A GROUP OF PIRATES stands around the gangplank of a mighty PIRATE
Floyd | SHIP, deciding who may or may not go IN.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Look at that pirate!" one pirate chuckles. "No barbarian he, not with
Floyd | such a fine eyepatch!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  PIRATE SHIP                                        HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PIRATE SHIP
Floyd | The ship is mostly deserted at the moment; the PIRATES are OUT on the
Floyd | quayside. The deck here is admirably stained with the blood of many a
Floyd | cutlass-duel, and littered with the usual ROPES and MASTS and nautical
Floyd | miscellany. Most of the hatches are securely locked, but you find one
Floyd | open passage leading downwards.
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR the peg-legged DWARF is here, swabbing the deck.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "parley with gunwar"
Floyd ]  PIRATE SHIP                                        HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH GUNWAR
Floyd |
Floyd | "The real problem with all the SKY PIRANHA we've been getting lately
Floyd | is that they're so very good with machines."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "parley with gunwar"
Floyd ]  PIRATE SHIP                                        HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH GUNWAR
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR grins. "I was never cut out fer piratin', you know, but I do so
Floyd | love the lingo! HAR!" The two of you exchange raucous HARS for a
Floyd | while.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "parley with gunwar"
Floyd ]  PIRATE SHIP                                        HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH GUNWAR
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR spins a yarn about the ZOMBIE PRINCESS, and the dark realm of
Floyd | dream in which she is rumored to travel.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | BUSTLING PORT
Floyd | You tread carefully, here. This is the city of the SLAVER KING, and he
Floyd | may have spies anywhere! Fortunately, the crowd here at the docks is a
Floyd | varied, noisy mass of people and creatures from all corners of Vanth.
Floyd | The MARKETPLACE further north surrounds the CASTLE entrance. The DARK
Floyd | ALLEYWAY immediately south might offer shelter if the guards come
Floyd | running.
Floyd |
Floyd | A GROUP OF PIRATES stands around the gangplank of a mighty PIRATE
Floyd | SHIP, deciding who may or may not go IN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                      HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DARK ALLEYWAY
Floyd | Places like this wretched ALLEYWAY make you yearn for the clean air
Floyd | and freedom of the open country. Buildings lean against one another,
Floyd | far above your head, and RATS scurry around the base of a large
Floyd | BARREL. To the north lay the bustling quayside. To the south, you
Floyd | could easily scramble over the city wall and up a brambly hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | Light shines from a half-open doorway nearby, you could go IN if you
Floyd | wanted. The air from the doorway smells of subtle perfumes and spices.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                             QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEYARD
Floyd | This dismal GRAVEYARD sits on a hill cloaked in mist, overlooking the
Floyd | SLAVER KING'S seedy SEAPORT to the north. There are hundreds of
Floyd | gravestones, some cracked with centuries of age, some quite new. There
Floyd | is a single large TOMB that a brave soul might choose to ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROCKY RUIN
Floyd | Cracked remnants of walls and a stretch of weed-grown cobblestones
Floyd | tell of an old temple or abbey ... perhaps even a village. Whatever it
Floyd | was, it now lies in ROCKY RUIN. Poking through the remnants, you
Floyd | notice a shadowy archway leading IN to one small structure that
Floyd | remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | Simply walking IN, however, isn't currently an option, as a vast RUIN
Floyd | SLUG - the largest you've ever seen - is basking its slimy bulk in the
Floyd | evening sun, right near the entrance. The SLUG makes no move toward
Floyd | you, but you'd have to ASSAIL it (and survive) to find out what lay
Floyd | beyond the arch.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a TELEPHONE POLE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                           QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE
Floyd | This is the edge of a great cliff, looking over a vast CHASM to the
Floyd | south. The mists are so heavy within that you can barely detect a
Floyd | raging river far, far below.
Floyd |
Floyd | A tiny TREE clings tenaciously to the edge of the cliff.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PRISMATIC SPRAY
Floyd | A high WATERFALL cascades down from a mountain ridge above, foaming
Floyd | and roaring into a broad POOL of clean water. The result is a
Floyd | brilliant PRISMATIC SPRAY. The setting is very peaceful.
Floyd |
Floyd | Swimming in the crystalline POOL is a MAGIC FISH. It appears to be
Floyd | reading a tiny book.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use garter on fish"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE GARTER ON FISH
Floyd |
Floyd | The MAGIC FISH just swims deeper into the POOL, ignoring you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "aw"
inky says (to Floyd), "use garter on spray"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE GARTER ON SPRAY
Floyd |
Floyd | Your barbaric experience hasn't provided any useful way to use an
Floyd | ANGELGLASS GARTER with a WATERFALL, at least without a shaman to
Floyd | oversee the procedure.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard fish"
Floyd ]  PRISMATIC SPRAY                                    HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North West                                QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD FISH
Floyd |
Floyd | It's just your typical MAGIC FISH, playing around in the churning
Floyd | waters at the base of the WATERFALL.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Can we (save and then) try the garter with vessa?"
inky says, "ha ha"
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  PHASIC SUMP                                        HIT POINTS: 73/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South West                          QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PHASIC SUMP
Floyd | The forest here is mucky and warm, surrounding a sinkhole filled with
Floyd | iridescent, gently glowing water. Some huge PIPES lead from here into
Floyd | the ground, and they drip with a similar strange water. There is a
Floyd | foul electric odor here, and your vision swims. You can feel your body
Floyd | being overtaken by weakness!
Floyd |
Floyd | You are weakening so quickly ... Your barbarian instinct is to get far
Floyd | from here ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Or at least let her see us sporting it?"
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 87/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  ABANDONED QUARRY                                   HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: South West Down                           QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ABANDONED QUARRY
Floyd | This vast pit stands in the shadow of the snow-capped mountains to the
Floyd | east. It was here that the great stones were quarried to build the
Floyd | CASTLE of the SLAVER KING, and the walls of the nearby harbor town.
Floyd | The site is long-abandoned, or so it's told ... But you hear a riotous
Floyd | and happy din DOWN in the GRAVEL PIT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                             QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FROSTED UPLANDS
Floyd | Layers of frost and snow glitter on crags of ancient rock, and there
Floyd | are deep snowbanks to the north, approaching a BRIDGE made of pure
Floyd | ice, spanning a MIGHTY CREVASSE. Also seemingly made of ice is a
Floyd | beautiful CRYSTAL SPIRE, towering in the fading light, which you may
Floyd | ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: South In                                  QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE
Floyd | The snow on this mountain slope is all but undisturbed, and it glows a
Floyd | rich orange in the light of the setting sun. You can see that sun, far
Floyd | to the west, sinking into the sea. Its rays touch also on an ornate
Floyd | structure: You may (if you dare) ENTER a black TEMPLE to the Viraxian
Floyd | Demon-Gods.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear a distant crackle, as if through the ELECTRIC ETHER, a
Floyd | sizzling note of hate!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: South In                                  QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > E
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "enter"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | TEMPLE
Floyd | Your nostrils flare at the lingering smoke from incense, and at the
Floyd | strong scent of holy oils. The TEMPLE is ancient, cold and dark, with
Floyd | but dim shafts of smoky light from high windows. In the center of the
Floyd | room is an ALTAR, on which a SACRIFICE is being prepared.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see the ACOLYTE OF TRAGA and GINA THE VIRGIN SACRIFICE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): an ANGELGLASS GARTER (being worn), a FLESH-TOTEM
Floyd | OF DARTH VIRAXIS, the EYEPATCH OF ODIN (being worn), a
Floyd | DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH, a SLAB OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT, a TWO-HANDED
Floyd | SWORD (held at the ready), an EAR OF CORN, a SUIT OF CHAINMAIL ARMOR
Floyd | (being worn), a SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR (currently un-used) and a
Floyd | FLASHLIGHT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use garter on virgin"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE GARTER ON VIRGIN
Floyd |
Floyd | The ACOLYTE OF TRAGA chuckles quietly. "Barbarian, one does not make
Floyd | an offering unto a sacrifice. Theologically
Floyd | speaking," he says, "it would be ... confused."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use garter on acolyte"
Floyd ]  TEMPLE                                             HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE GARTER ON ACOLYTE
Floyd |
Floyd | The ACOLYTE OF TRAGA taketh no interest in the ANGELGLASS GARTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "alas"
Jacqueline says, "Ah, no, I meant the doxy."
DavidW says, "Vessa, not Gina."
Jacqueline says, "Yeah"
inky says, "oh, er"
Jacqueline says, "Though I'm glad we did this, too."
inky says, "she thought it was kinky"
Jacqueline says, "Amusing."
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: South In                                  QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SNOWY MOUNTAINSIDE
Floyd | The snow on this mountain slope is all but undisturbed, and it glows a
Floyd | rich orange in the light of the setting sun. You can see that sun, far
Floyd | to the west, sinking into the sea. Its rays touch also on an ornate
Floyd | structure: You may (if you dare) ENTER a black TEMPLE to the Viraxian
Floyd | Demon-Gods.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                             QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FROSTED UPLANDS
Floyd | Layers of frost and snow glitter on crags of ancient rock, and there
Floyd | are deep snowbanks to the north, approaching a BRIDGE made of pure
Floyd | ice, spanning a MIGHTY CREVASSE. Also seemingly made of ice is a
Floyd | beautiful CRYSTAL SPIRE, towering in the fading light, which you may
Floyd | ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH arrives, crackling with HATE!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Don't forget we have the totem now."
Jacqueline asks, "Oh, we tried it already with Vessa?"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 77/89
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 44/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A thousand curses on these foolish percentile dice! A miss! Curse this
Floyd | distracting EYEPATCH!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH unleashes twin arcs of STATIC IRE! You have
Floyd | suffered 12 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 66/89
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 44/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's propitiatory pustules! Thine aim hath failed thee! Curse
Floyd | this distracting EYEPATCH!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH lashes out with a bolt of DEADLY PHASIC
Floyd | ELECTRO-HATE! You have suffered 11 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ha"
inky says (to Floyd), "use eyepatch"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 53/89
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 44/44
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE EYEPATCH
Floyd |
Floyd | You remove the EYEPATCH, grateful to see the world as it is again.
Floyd |
Floyd | The WRAITH attacks! You have suffered 13 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 43/89
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 26/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack with all your might! You scored 18 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH unleashes twin arcs of STATIC IRE! You have
Floyd | suffered 10 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 39/89
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 16/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your foe is astonished by your speed as you strike hard! You
Floyd | scored 10 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH lashes out with a bolt of DEADLY PHASIC
Floyd | ELECTRO-HATE! You have suffered 4 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 18/89
Floyd ]                   VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 7/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's sinister saliva, you strike hard and true! You scored 9
Floyd | points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a sinister CRACKLING, the air around you EXPLODES with violent
Floyd | ELECTRIC DEATH! You have suffered 21 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail wraith"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Taste barbarian rage, VOLTAIC WRAITH! You scored 8 points of
Floyd | damage, leaving the VOLTAIC WRAITH at your mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH hisses and pops, and evaporates in a puff of acrid
Floyd | ozone. You hear a distant echo, an electric, sizzling voice:
Floyd | "BARBARIAN! YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE LAST OF MY ELECTRO-SPITE!"
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 32/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                             QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FROSTED UPLANDS
Floyd | Layers of frost and snow glitter on crags of ancient rock, and there
Floyd | are deep snowbanks to the north, approaching a BRIDGE made of pure
Floyd | ice, spanning a MIGHTY CREVASSE. Also seemingly made of ice is a
Floyd | beautiful CRYSTAL SPIRE, towering in the fading light, which you may
Floyd | ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf20"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 32/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                             QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 46/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 60/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "inventory"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 74/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > INVENTORY
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): an ANGELGLASS GARTER (being worn), a FLESH-TOTEM
Floyd | OF DARTH VIRAXIS, the EYEPATCH OF ODIN, a DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH, a
Floyd | SLAB OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT, a TWO-HANDED SWORD (held at the ready), an
Floyd | EAR OF CORN, a SUIT OF CHAINMAIL ARMOR (being worn), a SUIT OF BURLAP
Floyd | ARMOR (currently un-used) and a FLASHLIGHT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use totem on idol"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 66/91
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 189/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE TOTEM ON IDOL
Floyd |
Floyd | Dark clouds high above boom with laughter, and a flash of unnatural
Floyd | lightning throws the features of the MOSSY STONE IDOL into hideous
Floyd | relief. There is a sudden darkness, and in a second flash, you know
Floyd | that you are not alone! A great and muscular VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER
Floyd | stands before you, a jet-black AXE in his hands, his eyes glowing like
Floyd | volcanic pits and his fangs dripping with fresh human blood!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER attacks! You have suffered 8 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "uh"
inky says, "oh, hmm, axe"
zarf says, "weren't at full strength there"
Jacqueline says, "a-yep"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 66/91
Floyd ]               VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER HIT POINTS: 70/87
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You hit hard, snarling with rage! You scored 17 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER swings hard, but you're too quick for him!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 49/91
Floyd ]               VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER HIT POINTS: 59/87
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! You give the VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER a sampling of your
Floyd | TWO-HANDED SWORD, but good! You scored 11 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The HELL-SOLDIER brings his AXE high, and drops it into you! You
Floyd | have suffered 17 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 49/91
Floyd ]               VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER HIT POINTS: 43/87
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! A mighty attack! You scored 16 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER swings hard, but you're too quick for him!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 49/91
Floyd ]               VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER HIT POINTS: 29/87
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A skillful attack if you do say so yourself! You scored 14 points
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER swings hard, but you're too quick for him!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 49/91
Floyd ]               VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER HIT POINTS: 18/87
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lunge deep, and strike! You scored 11 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER swings hard, but you're too quick for him!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 38/91
Floyd ]               VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER HIT POINTS: 18/87
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Curses! A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER cuts you deep with his BLACK HOLE METAL
Floyd | AXE! You have suffered 11 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 11/91
Floyd ]               VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER HIT POINTS: 2/87
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's esoteric thigh freckles, a blow to be remembered! You
Floyd | scored 16 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a contemptuous ABYSSAL CHUCKLE, the VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER
Floyd | strikes! You have suffered 27 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 3/91
Floyd ]               VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER HIT POINTS: 2/87
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A miss! BAH!
Floyd |
Floyd | The HELL-SOLDIER swings his AXE low! You have suffered 8 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Taste barbarian rage, VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER! You scored 16 points
Floyd | of damage, leaving the VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER at your mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER screams and evaporates in a tortured cloud
Floyd | of misted blood and twisted fire, and his AXE drops to the ground at
Floyd | your feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky says, "wow, right down to the wire there"
Jacqueline says, "w00t"
Jacqueline says, "Repose, perhaps."
inky says, "good thing I didn't heal fully or it wouldn't have been as exciting"
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 18/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 195/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a BLACK HOLE METAL AXE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "get axe"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 33/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET AXE
Floyd |
Floyd | Seized.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                         HIT POINTS: 48/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OPEN PLAIN
Floyd | A gentle breeze ripples the sparse grasses here, under a blood-red
Floyd | sun. There are many paths. You see mountains to the distant east. You
Floyd | feel a manly twitching in your thews, enlivened by the freedom of the
Floyd | open country.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says (to inky), "hahaha"
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                     HIT POINTS: 63/94
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                           QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FARMER'S GREEN
Floyd | A humble WELL provides a centerpiece for this quiet place, surrounded
Floyd | by farmland providing food for the port town to the west. To the
Floyd | north, the shadow of the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE blots out part of the
Floyd | evening sky, but there's no path there from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 78/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | BUSTLING PORT
Floyd | You tread carefully, here. This is the city of the SLAVER KING, and he
Floyd | may have spies anywhere! Fortunately, the crowd here at the docks is a
Floyd | varied, noisy mass of people and creatures from all corners of Vanth.
Floyd | The MARKETPLACE further north surrounds the CASTLE entrance. The DARK
Floyd | ALLEYWAY immediately south might offer shelter if the guards come
Floyd | running.
Floyd |
Floyd | A GROUP OF PIRATES stands around the gangplank of a mighty PIRATE
Floyd | SHIP, deciding who may or may not go IN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 93/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > IN
Floyd |
Floyd | "Avast ye! Pirates only, barbarian matey!"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Avast!" says one of the pirates, "There be a barbarian if I ever did
Floyd | see one! He's got no hook for a hand!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "wear eyepatch"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 93/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > WEAR EYEPATCH
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's understandable apprehensions! I am perplexed by thine
Floyd | illogic! The HELP command may offer some remedy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > IN
Floyd |
Floyd | "Avast ye! Pirates only, barbarian matey!"
Floyd |
Floyd | "It's easy to tell when a man's no pirate," one buccaneer says,
Floyd | pretending not to be referring to you. "He's got no great big piratin'
Floyd | boots!" An elderly pirate agrees, "Cain't be proper piratin' without
Floyd | them boots."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use eyepatch"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE EYEPATCH
Floyd |
Floyd | As you raise the EYEPATCH OF ODIN to your face, the GROUP OF PIRATES
Floyd | stop what they're doing to stare at you. "We're right HERE, lad. We're
Floyd | STANDING RIGHT HERE." A tall, ancient, peg-legged pirate adds "Arr."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ha ha"
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MARKETPLACE
Floyd | This busy MARKETPLACE is the heart of the town, nestled against the
Floyd | mighty GATES of the CASTLE. You are careful to keep a low profile
Floyd | here, directly beneath the looming facade of the SLAVER KING'S own
Floyd | citadel.
Floyd |
Floyd | A lone GUARD stands watch before the GATES, staring ahead dutifully
Floyd | and ignoring the throng of the MARKETPLACE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use eyepatch"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                        HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE EYEPATCH
Floyd |
Floyd | You have heard that the god ODIN gained wisdom for losing his eye, but
Floyd | it feels more to you like losing some of your balance and gaining a
Floyd | dangerous blind-side in combat! But you suppose it makes you look
Floyd | menacing.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
zarf says, "yay"
Jacqueline says, "YAY"
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | BUSTLING PORT
Floyd | You tread carefully, here. This is the city of the SLAVER KING, and he
Floyd | may have spies anywhere! Fortunately, the crowd here at the docks is a
Floyd | varied, noisy mass of people and creatures from all corners of Vanth.
Floyd | The MARKETPLACE further north surrounds the CASTLE entrance. The DARK
Floyd | ALLEYWAY immediately south might offer shelter if the guards come
Floyd | running.
Floyd |
Floyd | A GROUP OF PIRATES stands around the gangplank of a mighty PIRATE
Floyd | SHIP, deciding who may or may not go IN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  PIRATE SHIP                                        HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]  Paths: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Jacqueline says, "That was awesome."
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PIRATE SHIP
Floyd | The ship is mostly deserted at the moment; the PIRATES are OUT on the
Floyd | quayside. The deck here is admirably stained with the blood of many a
Floyd | cutlass-duel, and littered with the usual ROPES and MASTS and nautical
Floyd | miscellany. Most of the hatches are securely locked, but you find one
Floyd | open passage leading downwards.
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR the peg-legged DWARF is here, swabbing the deck.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use axe on gunwar"
Floyd ]  PIRATE SHIP                                        HIT POINTS: 98/98
Floyd ]  Paths: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 208/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE AXE ON GUNWAR
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You extend the BLACK HOLE METAL AXE toward the old peg-leg DWARF, and
Floyd | he REGARDS it at first with polite interest, believing that you are
Floyd | simply showing it off to him. "Ah, yes, a very fine AXE you have
Floyd | there, barbarian ..."
Floyd |
Floyd | But when he realizes you are making an offer, he looks at the AXE
Floyd | again. "BLACK HOLE ... METAL!" he cries, and then he literally cries,
Floyd | taking it into his arms and sobbing a mess of tears onto his bristly
Floyd | black beard. "Lad, have ye any idea how many YEARS ... how many
Floyd | horrors I endured ... Was it THRANG? Did that foul old mustache of a
Floyd | KLENGON tell ye?"
Floyd |
Floyd | The old DWARF collects himself, obviously a bit embarrassed by his
Floyd | display of emotion, but you have sympathy. You, too, feel a great
Floyd | swelling of joy in your heart when you behold an implement of wanton
Floyd | destruction. It is as it must be, for you are a Warrior, and GUNWAR
Floyd | is, too (of perhaps half your Level).
Floyd |
Floyd | Satisfied that you have done a good deed, you turn to leave GUNWAR
Floyd | with the AXE for some privacy, but the DWARF doesn't let you go ...
Floyd |
Floyd | "Lad, please. Wait. I've something ... I think ... I think I've
Floyd | something to tell ye. To ... to show ye."
Floyd |
Floyd | The DWARF begins removing his clothing, and you quickly avert your
Floyd | eyes to let him know that this kind of thanking is not necessary.
Floyd |
Floyd | "No, lad. Look. Look."
Floyd |
Floyd | You peer between your fingers, and see what the DWARF is speaking of.
Floyd | Beneath his old coat of CHAINMAIL, beneath his jerkin, his chest is
Floyd | carved with a thousand old DWARVISH RUNES, seared into flesh with heat
Floyd | and blade. You read not these old letters, but you have heard they
Floyd | have powers of magic.
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR smiles. "Lad, for years I was a Warrior, of perhaps half your
Floyd | Level, and I quested for a BLACK HOLE METAL AXE. It consumed my life,
Floyd | took some of me friends into the grave, and in a dungeon near the
Floyd | AMAZON FREEHOLD of RAKARR, it took me leg."
Floyd |
Floyd | You nod, grimly, in respect.
Floyd |
Floyd | "But lad, I didn't rest. I knew I could never be a Warrior of any real
Floyd | worth again, not with my movements so limited ... So I studied hard to
Floyd | one day SERVE a Warrior ... to become a companion to a worthy
Floyd | death-dealer of ... of perhaps twice my level. I studied to be a
Floyd | healer, son. I can heal you as fast as magic with my herbs! And," he
Floyd | says, pointing to the RUNES, "I had meself RUNE-CARVED, so that if the
Floyd | Warrior I serve may one day choose to wield me in his hand, I do
Floyd | double damage."
Floyd |
Floyd | There is silence for a while, broken only by the distant scream of
Floyd | gulls, and the damp sloshing of the waves on the hull of the PIRATE
Floyd | SHIP.
Floyd |
Floyd | The DWARF gets up his nerve and asks "Can I? Can we? Will ye be my
Floyd | Warrior, lad? I'd be honored to be at your side, helping as I can
Floyd | with the bringin' of death once more. I feel it's my destiny as a
Floyd | healer."
Floyd |
Floyd | And a great friendship is made.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Whoa"
inky says, "ha ha ha"
inky says (to Floyd), "seize dwarf"
Floyd ]  PIRATE SHIP                                        HIT POINTS: 98/98
Floyd ]  Paths: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 208/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEIZE DWARF
Floyd |
Floyd | You grab GUNWAR by the boots and try to heft him as a weapon, but he's
Floyd | very heavy! You both end up falling on the ground and laughing.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I guess not, lad," says GUNWAR, "but 'twas a good try!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "dang"
inky says (to Floyd), "use dwarf"
Floyd ]  PIRATE SHIP                                        HIT POINTS: 98/98
Floyd ]  Paths: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 208/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE DWARF
Floyd |
Floyd | You grab GUNWAR by the boots and try to heft him as a weapon, but he's
Floyd | very heavy! You both end up falling on the ground and laughing.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I guess not, lad," says GUNWAR, "but 'twas a good try!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
%%% # MARK: 2012-09-09-15:08:16CDT DavidW says, "Perhaps the meat would help."
DavidW asks, "Use dwarf on giant?"
inky says, "I am wondering if he will follow us now"
inky says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 72/98
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 208/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | BUSTLING PORT
Floyd | Relying on the natural CUNNING of an upland barbarian, you sense
Floyd | something very wrong ...
Floyd |
Floyd | A MUTATED MORGOM is here, thirsty for BLOOD!
Floyd |
Floyd | The PIRATES are cringing in a corner, and the crowd has fled in a
Floyd | panic!
Floyd |
Floyd | Scattering a pile of BARRELS into the SEA with its powerful forelegs,
Floyd | the MORGOM leaps through the air and sinks fangs into you! You
Floyd | have suffered 26 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The ferocity of the attack rips away the EYEPATCH OF ODIN! As it
Floyd | flutters into the SEA, the nearby PIRATES gasp. "Shiver me timbers,"
Floyd | one says, pointing at it, "That's the fourth time this year we fell
Floyd | fer that one, lads."
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR the PEG-LEG DWARF limps along at your side.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Maybe he just follows - right"
Jacqueline says, "Yeah"
inky says, "whoah dang"
DavidW says (to Floyd), "use axe"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 39/98
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 208/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE AXE
Floyd |
Floyd | The BLACK HOLE METAL AXE is not yours to toy with, barbarian.
Floyd |
Floyd | Slithering along its legless rear portion, the MORGOM attacks! You
Floyd | have suffered 40 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR applies his healing arts, restoring 7 Hit Points.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard morgom"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                      HIT POINTS: 46/98
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 208/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD MORGOM
Floyd |
Floyd | The elongated body of this savage predator is rippling with muscles,
Floyd | and the eerie green glow in its eyes marks it as a MUTANT of some
Floyd | kind!
Floyd |
Floyd | The MUTATED MORGOM leaps for you, and hisses angrily as you dodge its
Floyd | attack!
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR applies his healing arts, restoring 7 Hit Points.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail morgom"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 53/98
Floyd ]                 MUTATED MORGOM HIT POINTS: 149/159
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lash out with the rage of your barbarian ancestors! You scored
Floyd | 10 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The MUTATED MORGOM leaps for you, and hisses angrily as you dodge its
Floyd | attack!
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR applies his healing arts, restoring 7 Hit Points.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "woops"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail morgom"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 38/98
Floyd ]                 MUTATED MORGOM HIT POINTS: 140/159
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lunge deep, and strike! You scored 9 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a grating HISS that makes your skin crawl, the MORGOM leaps to
Floyd | the attack! You have suffered 23 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR applies his healing arts, restoring 8 Hit Points.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail morgom"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 51/98
Floyd ]                 MUTATED MORGOM HIT POINTS: 129/159
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's rudimentary spore-pustules, a fine hit! You scored 11
Floyd | points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The MUTATED MORGOM leaps for you, and hisses angrily as you dodge its
Floyd | attack!
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR applies his healing arts, restoring 13 Hit Points.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail morgom"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 31/98
Floyd ]                 MUTATED MORGOM HIT POINTS: 117/159
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's all-conquering bowels! A mighty blow! You scored 12
Floyd | points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR gives an involuntary yelp of fear as the MORGOM clamps hard
Floyd | into your side with its teeth! You have suffered 33 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR applies his healing arts, restoring 13 Hit Points.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "where'd this thing come from?"
inky says, "it just sort of lept out as we got off the ship with Gunwar"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail morgom"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 44/98
Floyd ]                 MUTATED MORGOM HIT POINTS: 108/159
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your foe is astonished by your speed as you strike hard! You
Floyd | scored 9 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The MUTATED MORGOM leaps for you, and hisses angrily as you dodge its
Floyd | attack!
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR applies his healing arts, restoring 13 Hit Points.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail morgom"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 38/98
Floyd ]                 MUTATED MORGOM HIT POINTS: 108/159
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You are quick, but your foe was quicker that time. A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | As the MORGOM bites, the green light in its eyes make you dizzy!
Floyd | You have suffered 14 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR applies his healing arts, restoring 8 Hit Points.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "sorry, I didn't see it."
inky says (to Floyd), "assail morgom"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 0/98
Floyd ]                  MUTATED MORGOM HIT POINTS: 96/159
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's Antediluvian acne, your TWO-HANDED SWORD lands home!
Floyd | You scored 12 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The MORGOM rakes at you furiously with its hind-claws! You have
Floyd | suffered 39 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | GUNWAR cries out in sorrow, "Barbarian! Dear friend, no!"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 208 out of a possible 500, in 541 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of "Exemplar of Honor".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
inky says, "it was all a blur!"
DavidW says, "grrrr"
borowski says, "It was all a blugrrr"
DavidW asks, "So we can't use the axe as a weapon?"
inky says, "hee hee"
inky says, "maybe we can!"
inky says, "maybe we should!"
inky says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf20"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 32/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                             QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 46/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                             QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): an ANGELGLASS GARTER (being worn), a FLESH-TOTEM
Floyd | OF DARTH VIRAXIS, the EYEPATCH OF ODIN, a DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH, a
Floyd | SLAB OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT, a TWO-HANDED SWORD (held at the ready), an
Floyd | EAR OF CORN, a SUIT OF CHAINMAIL ARMOR (being worn), a SUIT OF BURLAP
Floyd | ARMOR (currently un-used) and a FLASHLIGHT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  FROSTED UPLANDS                                    HIT POINTS: 60/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North West In                             QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  MOUNTAIN STREAM                                    HIT POINTS: 74/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MOUNTAIN STREAM
Floyd | The pine trees have the first dustings of winter, here, and you espy
Floyd | much more snow to the east, in the FROSTED UPLANDS. The runoff feeds a
Floyd | briskly-flowing stream, which flows west toward the CASTLE. Marshier
Floyd | country lay to the south.
Floyd |
Floyd | A bit upstream from you, a GRIZZLY BEAR is fishing for food, but not
Floyd | having much luck. The BEAR doesn't seem hostile.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 88/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You pause in manly contemplation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use flesh on idol"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE FLESH ON IDOL
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the FLESH-TOTEM OF DARTH VIRAXIS or the SLAB OF
Floyd | SNOW-SERPENT MEAT?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "totem"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 89/89
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 183/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > TOTEM
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's esoteric thigh freckles! I am lain low by thine riddles!
Floyd | The HELP command may offer some remedy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use totem on idol"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 74/91
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 189/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE TOTEM ON IDOL
Floyd |
Floyd | Dark clouds high above boom with laughter, and a flash of unnatural
Floyd | lightning throws the features of the MOSSY STONE IDOL into hideous
Floyd | relief. There is a sudden darkness, and in a second flash, you know
Floyd | that you are not alone! A great and muscular VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER
Floyd | stands before you, a jet-black AXE in his hands, his eyes glowing like
Floyd | volcanic pits and his fangs dripping with fresh human blood!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER attacks! You have suffered 15 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 74/91
Floyd ]               VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER HIT POINTS: 73/87
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You hit hard, snarling with rage! You scored 14 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER swings hard, but you're too quick for him!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 74/91
Floyd ]               VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER HIT POINTS: 62/87
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! You give the VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER a sampling of your
Floyd | TWO-HANDED SWORD, but good! You scored 11 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER swings hard, but you're too quick for him!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 63/91
Floyd ]               VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER HIT POINTS: 62/87
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Curses! A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | The HELL-SOLDIER brings his AXE high, and drops it into you! You
Floyd | have suffered 11 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 63/91
Floyd ]               VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER HIT POINTS: 46/87
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! A mighty attack! You scored 16 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER swings hard, but you're too quick for him!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 55/91
Floyd ]               VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER HIT POINTS: 46/87
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A miss! BAH!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER cuts you deep with his BLACK HOLE METAL
Floyd | AXE! You have suffered 8 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "aw, man, we have to fight this again?"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 45/91
Floyd ]               VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER HIT POINTS: 30/87
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A skillful attack if you do say so yourself! You scored 16 points
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a contemptuous ABYSSAL CHUCKLE, the VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER
Floyd | strikes! You have suffered 10 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 28/91
Floyd ]               VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER HIT POINTS: 20/87
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lunge deep, and strike! You scored 10 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The HELL-SOLDIER swings his AXE low! You have suffered 17 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 20/91
Floyd ]               VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER HIT POINTS: 9/87
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's understandable apprehensions! A mighty blow! You scored
Floyd | 11 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER cuts you deep with his BLACK HOLE METAL
Floyd | AXE! You have suffered 8 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail soldier"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! A mighty attack! You scored 17 points of damage, leaving
Floyd | the VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER at your mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VIRAXIAN HELL-SOLDIER screams and evaporates in a tortured cloud
Floyd | of misted blood and twisted fire, and his AXE drops to the ground at
Floyd | your feet.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 35/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 195/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | IDOL SWAMP
Floyd | You stand in a dismal swamp, with the chitter of unpleasant life in
Floyd | every direction. Footing is torturous here, slowed by the grey murk
Floyd | sucking at your sandaled tread.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a large, MOSSY STONE IDOL here. Even half-sunken in the mire,
Floyd | it stands a head taller than you, with crude, angry features.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a BLACK HOLE METAL AXE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "get axe"
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 50/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET AXE
Floyd |
Floyd | Seized.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see snow falling above the highest parts of MOUNT GELIDUS.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf21"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  IDOL SWAMP                                         HIT POINTS: 50/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  PHASIC SUMP                                        HIT POINTS: 25/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South West                          QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PHASIC SUMP
Floyd | The forest here is mucky and warm, surrounding a sinkhole filled with
Floyd | iridescent, gently glowing water. Some huge PIPES lead from here into
Floyd | the ground, and they drip with a similar strange water. There is a
Floyd | foul electric odor here, and your vision swims. You can feel your body
Floyd | being overtaken by weakness!
Floyd |
Floyd | You are weakening so quickly ... Your barbarian instinct is to get far
Floyd | from here ...
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 40/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                  QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SCARRED FOREST
Floyd | The remains of FALLEN TREES are here, overgrown with ferns and
Floyd | surrounding a half-buried shack of once-fine metal, draped with canvas
Floyd | and pocked with rust. You are wise in the ways of these: they are the
Floyd | "space-ships" that brought men from dark places in the sky, ere they
Floyd | fell.
Floyd |
Floyd | You notice a hatchway hanging open; you could ENTER if you so desired.
Floyd | This remnant of a ROCKET seems abandoned, apart from a tired-looking
Floyd | metallic figure slumped against its side ...
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a ROBODROID here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use axe"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 55/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                  QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE AXE
Floyd |
Floyd | You hang the TWO-HANDED SWORD at your side, and grasp instead the
Floyd | BLACK HOLE METAL AXE, prepared for battle!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard axe"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                     HIT POINTS: 70/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                  QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD AXE
Floyd |
Floyd | The haft is made of a reddish iron with an alien-leather grip. The
Floyd | blade is almost utterly black and heavier than anything should be at
Floyd | that size. It hums, faintly, with a distant demonic hell-song. You
Floyd | have heard that many DEMONS dwell in the place where this metal is
Floyd | found.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                                 HIT POINTS: 85/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                           QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE
Floyd | This is the edge of a great cliff, looking over a vast CHASM to the
Floyd | south. The mists are so heavy within that you can barely detect a
Floyd | raging river far, far below.
Floyd |
Floyd | A tiny TREE clings tenaciously to the edge of the cliff.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 85/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROCKY RUIN
Floyd | Cracked remnants of walls and a stretch of weed-grown cobblestones
Floyd | tell of an old temple or abbey ... perhaps even a village. Whatever it
Floyd | was, it now lies in ROCKY RUIN. Poking through the remnants, you
Floyd | notice a shadowy archway leading IN to one small structure that
Floyd | remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | Simply walking IN, however, isn't currently an option, as a vast RUIN
Floyd | SLUG - the largest you've ever seen - is basking its slimy bulk in the
Floyd | evening sun, right near the entrance. The SLUG makes no move toward
Floyd | you, but you'd have to ASSAIL it (and survive) to find out what lay
Floyd | beyond the arch.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a TELEPHONE POLE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 85/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You pause in manly contemplation, but with the RUIN SLUG nearby, you
Floyd | cannot REST well enough to heal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                             QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEYARD
Floyd | This dismal GRAVEYARD sits on a hill cloaked in mist, overlooking the
Floyd | SLAVER KING'S seedy SEAPORT to the north. There are hundreds of
Floyd | gravestones, some cracked with centuries of age, some quite new. There
Floyd | is a single large TOMB that a brave soul might choose to ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                             QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You pause in manly contemplation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROCKY RUIN
Floyd | Cracked remnants of walls and a stretch of weed-grown cobblestones
Floyd | tell of an old temple or abbey ... perhaps even a village. Whatever it
Floyd | was, it now lies in ROCKY RUIN. Poking through the remnants, you
Floyd | notice a shadowy archway leading IN to one small structure that
Floyd | remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | Simply walking IN, however, isn't currently an option, as a vast RUIN
Floyd | SLUG - the largest you've ever seen - is basking its slimy bulk in the
Floyd | evening sun, right near the entrance. The SLUG makes no move toward
Floyd | you, but you'd have to ASSAIL it (and survive) to find out what lay
Floyd | beyond the arch.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a TELEPHONE POLE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf22"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 181/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You hit hard, snarling with rage! You scored 17 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Fortunately, the RUIN SLUG has poor eyesight! Its GOUT OF ACID flies
Floyd | past you, further ruining the ROCKY RUIN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 152/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You leap, and strike! You scored 29 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Fortunately, the RUIN SLUG has poor eyesight! Its GOUT OF ACID flies
Floyd | past you, further ruining the ROCKY RUIN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 152/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You are quick, but your foe was quicker that time. A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | Fortunately, the RUIN SLUG has poor eyesight! Its GOUT OF ACID flies
Floyd | past you, further ruining the ROCKY RUIN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 138/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your foe is astonished by your speed as you strike hard! You
Floyd | scored 14 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Fortunately, the RUIN SLUG has poor eyesight! Its GOUT OF ACID flies
Floyd | past you, further ruining the ROCKY RUIN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 73/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 127/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack with all your might! You scored 11 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The RUIN SLUG splashes you with a stream of bilious ACID from it's
Floyd | SPRAY ORGAN. You have suffered 21 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 73/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 109/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's rudimentary spore-pustules, a fine hit! You scored 18
Floyd | points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Fortunately, the RUIN SLUG has poor eyesight! Its GOUT OF ACID flies
Floyd | past you, further ruining the ROCKY RUIN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 40/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 89/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's all-conquering bowels, your BLACK HOLE METAL AXE lands
Floyd | home! You scored 20 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a deep bellow and an unpleasant undulation of its slimy body, the
Floyd | RUIN SLUG disgorges more deadly fluids from the depths of its ACID
Floyd | TRACT! You have suffered 33 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ok this axe is pretty good"
inky says, "it may not be enough to win this fight, but it's pretty good"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 40/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 77/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lash out with the rage of your barbarian ancestors! You scored
Floyd | 12 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Fortunately, the RUIN SLUG has poor eyesight! Its GOUT OF ACID flies
Floyd | past you, further ruining the ROCKY RUIN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 10/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 77/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your attack is too hasty, and it fails!
Floyd |
Floyd | The RUIN SLUG unleashes a thin but deadly spray of BURNING ACID!
Floyd | You have suffered 30 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 0/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 58/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack! You scored 19 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a deep bellow and an unpleasant undulation of its slimy body, the
Floyd | RUIN SLUG disgorges more deadly fluids from the depths of its ACID
Floyd | TRACT! You have suffered 39 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 199 out of a possible 500, in 541 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of "Brute Desperate for Vengeance".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Srsly?"
inky says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf22"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hmm"
DavidW says, "A healing dwarf might help."
Jacqueline says, "I was sure we could take it."
inky says, "yeah, but we can't get the dwarf without giving up the axe"
inky says, "there's a lot of luck with the slug, it appears"
inky says (to Floyd), "regard slug"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD SLUG
Floyd |
Floyd | It's an acid-spewing slug the size of a smallish elephant. Very
Floyd | rubbery, it takes a lot of punishment to defeat one. The RUIN SLUG is
Floyd | staring at you.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "Are you sure about that? I think we just show it to the dwarf."
Jacqueline asks, "Did you do the slug with the two handed lizard maiden sword?"
Jacqueline says, "brb"
inky asks (of DavidW), "oh, hmm, so we could have hung onto it?"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 169/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You hit hard, snarling with rage! You scored 29 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Fortunately, the RUIN SLUG has poor eyesight! Its GOUT OF ACID flies
Floyd | past you, further ruining the ROCKY RUIN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 169/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You are quick, but your foe was quicker that time. A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | Fortunately, the RUIN SLUG has poor eyesight! Its GOUT OF ACID flies
Floyd | past you, further ruining the ROCKY RUIN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 155/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You leap, and strike! You scored 14 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Fortunately, the RUIN SLUG has poor eyesight! Its GOUT OF ACID flies
Floyd | past you, further ruining the ROCKY RUIN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 73/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 144/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your foe is astonished by your speed as you strike hard! You
Floyd | scored 11 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The RUIN SLUG splashes you with a stream of bilious ACID from it's
Floyd | SPRAY ORGAN. You have suffered 21 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 73/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 126/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack with all your might! You scored 18 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Fortunately, the RUIN SLUG has poor eyesight! Its GOUT OF ACID flies
Floyd | past you, further ruining the ROCKY RUIN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 40/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 106/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's rudimentary spore-pustules, a fine hit! You scored 20
Floyd | points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a deep bellow and an unpleasant undulation of its slimy body, the
Floyd | RUIN SLUG disgorges more deadly fluids from the depths of its ACID
Floyd | TRACT! You have suffered 33 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 40/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 94/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's all-conquering bowels, your BLACK HOLE METAL AXE lands
Floyd | home! You scored 12 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Fortunately, the RUIN SLUG has poor eyesight! Its GOUT OF ACID flies
Floyd | past you, further ruining the ROCKY RUIN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 10/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 94/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your attack is too hasty, and it fails!
Floyd |
Floyd | The RUIN SLUG unleashes a thin but deadly spray of BURNING ACID!
Floyd | You have suffered 30 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                      BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 0/94
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 75/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lash out with the rage of your barbarian ancestors! You scored
Floyd | 19 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a deep bellow and an unpleasant undulation of its slimy body, the
Floyd | RUIN SLUG disgorges more deadly fluids from the depths of its ACID
Floyd | TRACT! You have suffered 39 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 199 out of a possible 500, in 541 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of "Brute Desperate for Vengeance".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "RESTORE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf22"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > RESTORE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to read:
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                         HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hmm"
inky says, "ok, another plan is to try something else"
inky says, "perhaps that weird wraith"
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                          HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                             QUEST RATE: 199/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEYARD
Floyd | This dismal GRAVEYARD sits on a hill cloaked in mist, overlooking the
Floyd | SLAVER KING'S seedy SEAPORT to the north. There are hundreds of
Floyd | gravestones, some cracked with centuries of age, some quite new. There
Floyd | is a single large TOMB that a brave soul might choose to ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "enter"
Floyd ]  TOMB                                               HIT POINTS: 94/94
Floyd ]  Exits: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 201/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | TOMB
Floyd | This TOMB is tiny and cold, and hath long ago been stripped of
Floyd | treasures by disrespectful, thrice-damned, impious, tomb-robbing
Floyd | adventurers who got here faster than you. An entrance leads down into
Floyd | the CRYPT, but a ghostly guardian blocks the way.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a SPECTERAL SPIRIT here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spirit"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 94/96
Floyd ]                SPECTERAL SPIRIT HIT POINTS: 167/196
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You hit hard, snarling with rage! You scored 29 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SPECTERAL SPIRIT wails and moans and locks its eyes to yours,
Floyd | silently begging to be released from its eternal torment!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "yeah, we're not ready for this either."
inky says, "well, it depends how much damage it does per hit"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spirit"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 94/96
Floyd ]                SPECTERAL SPIRIT HIT POINTS: 167/196
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You are quick, but your foe was quicker that time. A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SPECTERAL SPIRIT wails and moans and locks its eyes to yours,
Floyd | silently begging to be released from its eternal torment!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spirit"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 94/96
Floyd ]                SPECTERAL SPIRIT HIT POINTS: 153/196
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You leap, and strike! You scored 14 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SPECTERAL SPIRIT wails and moans and locks its eyes to yours,
Floyd | silently begging to be released from its eternal torment!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spirit"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 85/96
Floyd ]                SPECTERAL SPIRIT HIT POINTS: 142/196
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your foe is astonished by your speed as you strike hard! You
Floyd | scored 11 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SPECTERAL SPIRIT attacks! You have suffered 9 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spirit"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 85/96
Floyd ]                SPECTERAL SPIRIT HIT POINTS: 124/196
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack with all your might! You scored 18 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SPECTERAL SPIRIT wails and moans and locks its eyes to yours,
Floyd | silently begging to be released from its eternal torment!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spirit"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 71/96
Floyd ]                SPECTERAL SPIRIT HIT POINTS: 104/196
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's rudimentary spore-pustules, a fine hit! You scored 20
Floyd | points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Though the SPIRIT barely responds to the physical world, its icy hands
Floyd | bite like DAGGERS! You have suffered 14 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spirit"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 71/96
Floyd ]                 SPECTERAL SPIRIT HIT POINTS: 92/196
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's all-conquering bowels, your BLACK HOLE METAL AXE lands
Floyd | home! You scored 12 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SPECTERAL SPIRIT wails and moans and locks its eyes to yours,
Floyd | silently begging to be released from its eternal torment!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spirit"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 59/96
Floyd ]                 SPECTERAL SPIRIT HIT POINTS: 92/196
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your attack is too hasty, and it fails!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a wail of torment and regret, the SPECTERAL SPIRIT lashes out at
Floyd | you! You have suffered 12 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spirit"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 43/96
Floyd ]                 SPECTERAL SPIRIT HIT POINTS: 73/196
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lash out with the rage of your barbarian ancestors! You scored
Floyd | 19 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SPECTERAL SPIRIT attacks in a tormented rage! You have
Floyd | suffered 16 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spirit"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 28/96
Floyd ]                 SPECTERAL SPIRIT HIT POINTS: 44/196
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack! You scored 29 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SPECTERAL SPIRIT reaches into your chest and clutches your heart
Floyd | with an icy grip! You have suffered 15 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spirit"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 27/96
Floyd ]                 SPECTERAL SPIRIT HIT POINTS: 17/196
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's Antediluvian acne, you strike hard and true! You scored
Floyd | 27 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SPECTERAL SPIRIT attacks! You have suffered 1 hit of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
zarf says, "with the meat, this should work"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spirit"
Floyd ]  TOMB                                               HIT POINTS: 43/98
Floyd ]  Exits: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 208/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A skillful attack if you do say so yourself! You scored 24 points
Floyd | of damage, leaving the SPECTERAL SPIRIT at your mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SPECTERAL SPIRIT is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | After what seems like an eternity slashing at barely-physical
Floyd | ECTO-PLASM, the SPECTERAL SPIRIT finally fades from existence. As it
Floyd | does so, it stares gratefully at you, and speaks its last: "Thank you,
Floyd | barbarian, for my freedom after so many centuries! Now you may claim
Floyd | the TREASURES below, that have been denied to so many others ..."
Floyd | Then, the SPIRIT is gone.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
zarf says, "or even without it"
inky says, "it does a lot less than the slug did, I think"
DavidW asks, "ooh, treasures?"
inky says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  CRYPT                                              HIT POINTS: 59/99
Floyd ]  Exits: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 210/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | CRYPT
Floyd | This chamber is half-collapsed, and seems far older than the TOMB
Floyd | above. The air is strange here, as if it has not been breathed for a
Floyd | very long time. The stink is not even the stink of death, only the
Floyd | passing of ages.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a SUIT OF KLENGON MAIL and the LOST POEMS OF SUTOK here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "oh ho"
inky says (to Floyd), "pillage"
Floyd ]  CRYPT                                              HIT POINTS: 75/99
Floyd ]  Exits: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 212/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PILLAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | SUIT OF KLENGON MAIL: Seized.
Floyd | LOST POEMS OF SUTOK: Seized.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard mail"
Floyd ]  CRYPT                                              HIT POINTS: 75/99
Floyd ]  Exits: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 212/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD MAIL
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the SUIT OF KLENGON MAIL or the SUIT OF CHAINMAIL
Floyd | ARMOR?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard klengon mail"
Floyd ]  CRYPT                                              HIT POINTS: 91/99
Floyd ]  Exits: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 212/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD KLENGON MAIL
Floyd |
Floyd | The suit is old, but finely-made PLATE MAIL in an unusual style. Some
Floyd | of the designs on the vambraces are clearly of KLENGON origin.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard lost poems"
Floyd ]  CRYPT                                              HIT POINTS: 99/99
Floyd ]  Exits: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 212/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD LOST POEMS
Floyd |
Floyd | It is a slender book, bound in soft red leather. The gilt title on the
Floyd | cover is comprehensible to you, but the runes inside are complex and
Floyd | flowy.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hmm"
inky says, "I guess that looks like something a doxy would be into"
inky says (to Floyd), "use mail"
Floyd ]  CRYPT                                              HIT POINTS: 99/99
Floyd ]  Exits: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 212/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE MAIL
Floyd |
Floyd | Which do you mean, the SUIT OF KLENGON MAIL or the SUIT OF CHAINMAIL
Floyd | ARMOR?
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use klengon mail"
Floyd ]  CRYPT                                            HIT POINTS: 114/114
Floyd ]  Exits: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 212/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE KLENGON MAIL
Floyd |
Floyd | You remove the SUIT OF CHAINMAIL ARMOR, and replace it with the SUIT
Floyd | OF KLENGON MAIL. Now you are well-suited for bloody mayhem!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Did we see if doxy has more than one thing for us?"
inky says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd ]  TOMB                                             HIT POINTS: 114/114
Floyd ]  Exits: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 212/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | TOMB
Floyd | This TOMB is tiny and cold, and hath long ago been stripped of
Floyd | treasures by disrespectful, thrice-damned, impious, tomb-robbing
Floyd | adventurers who got here faster than you. An entrance leads down into
Floyd | the CRYPT.
Floyd |
Floyd | A faint dripping sound catches your attention for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd ]  TOMB                                             HIT POINTS: 114/114
Floyd ]  Exits: Down Out                                  QUEST RATE: 212/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | TOMB
Floyd | This TOMB is tiny and cold, and hath long ago been stripped of
Floyd | treasures by disrespectful, thrice-damned, impious, tomb-robbing
Floyd | adventurers who got here faster than you. An entrance leads down into
Floyd | the CRYPT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]  GRAVEYARD                                        HIT POINTS: 114/114
Floyd ]  Paths: North East In                             QUEST RATE: 212/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEYARD
Floyd | This dismal GRAVEYARD sits on a hill cloaked in mist, overlooking the
Floyd | SLAVER KING'S seedy SEAPORT to the north. There are hundreds of
Floyd | gravestones, some cracked with centuries of age, some quite new. There
Floyd | is a single large TOMB that a brave soul might choose to ENTER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline asks, "Dripping?"
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                    HIT POINTS: 114/114
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 212/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DARK ALLEYWAY
Floyd | Places like this wretched ALLEYWAY make you yearn for the clean air
Floyd | and freedom of the open country. Buildings lean against one another,
Floyd | far above your head, and RATS scurry around the base of a large
Floyd | BARREL. To the north lay the bustling quayside. To the south, you
Floyd | could easily scramble over the city wall and up a brambly hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | Light shines from a half-open doorway nearby, you could go IN if you
Floyd | wanted. The air from the doorway smells of subtle perfumes and spices.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "I dunno, I figured it was just an environmental message"
inky says, "maybe not though"
Jacqueline says, "Possibly"
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                 HIT POINTS: 114/114
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 212/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PERFUMED BOUDOIR
Floyd | You find yourself in a soft maze of colored veils, leading to a large
Floyd | bed piled with furs and cloth pillows. There are no candles or
Floyd | oil-lamps here, but rather globes of red glass lit by magic, pulsing
Floyd | with the rhythm of soft music.
Floyd |
Floyd | VESSA is here, sprawled across the bed and grinning at you,
Floyd | invitingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use garter on vessa"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Oh, barbarian!" the lass coos, letting the GARTER flow and fall over
Floyd | her fingertips. "I so love ANGELGLASS! What a marvelous thing, to have
Floyd | the intimate apparel of the gods!" She looks you up and down, and
Floyd | quietly closes the boudoir door. "This will buy you many exotic
Floyd | pleasures ..."
Floyd |
Floyd | ... Many hours (and many exotic pleasures) later, VESSA THE DELICATE
Floyd | DOXY lay nearly naked beside you (save for the shimmering ANGELGLASS
Floyd | GARTER alighting the freckles of her right thigh) running her fingers
Floyd | through your coal-black hair. After a time, she speaks:
Floyd |
Floyd | "Barbarian, you may be pleased to know I have spread your legend ..."
Floyd | she smiles coyly. "Not of your man-prowess in bed - considerable
Floyd | though it is. I speak of your political acumen, your foundation of an
Floyd | UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT to ruin the SLAVER KING and his evil servants!"
Floyd |
Floyd | The DELICATE DOXY toys with a glittering RUBY NEEDLE set in her hair.
Floyd | "I do business with those of power and influence. One of the great
Floyd | WARLOCKS leading the rebellion against VIRAXIS gave me this, saying it
Floyd | has magic to pierce all, and that he longs to pierce my distant heart
Floyd | ... The love-struck dear! WARLOCKS are romantics, you know. It draws
Floyd | them to magic."
Floyd |
Floyd | You glower and nod, uncertain of what the girl is talking about.
Floyd |
Floyd | "I know many such clients ... and those who share your hatred of the
Floyd | SLAVER KING are ready to form a SPY NETWORK at your command. What say
Floyd | you?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You glower and nod, since it worked last time.
Floyd |
Floyd | Staring into your dark eyes, the DOXY sees all the answer she needs.
Floyd | "Yes ... you are lost in thought of dangerous quests throughout the
Floyd | realm. But I am in the perfect position to organize your espionage
Floyd | efforts! I will do so, brave slayer of foes ... young eagle, young
Floyd | hawk, young ruffle-breasted mountain starling!"
Floyd |
Floyd | "For a taste of what we might learn, I have a new secret already, from
Floyd | a CHEF who serves aboard the SLAVER KING'S pleasure-fleet ... There is
Floyd | a forgotten entrance to the SLAVE PENS under the CASTLE ... It's to
Floyd | the east of the citadel, a small CULVERT you must ENTER. Somewhere
Floyd | along an underground stream is a passage to where the SLAVES are kept,
Floyd | and ... " she pauses, tears clouding her eyes "and tortured. Like you
Floyd | would have been, had you not escaped bondage to lead us all to
Floyd | freedom."
Floyd |
Floyd | Since the girl is pleasing to you, you accept that sometimes she
Floyd | simply must chatter about things nobody understands. Seeing her
Floyd | sadness, you take her into the warm blankets, and comfort her in a
Floyd | manner you can both comprehend.
Floyd |
Floyd | Many hours (and etc) later, you emerge from the DOXY's chambers, sated
Floyd | and well-pleased, and scented with jasmine and feminine ardour.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky says, "I'm not quite sure what happened there"
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                    HIT POINTS: 118/118
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 220/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DARK ALLEYWAY
Floyd | Places like this wretched ALLEYWAY make you yearn for the clean air
Floyd | and freedom of the open country. Buildings lean against one another,
Floyd | far above your head, and RATS scurry around the base of a large
Floyd | BARREL. To the north lay the bustling quayside. To the south, you
Floyd | could easily scramble over the city wall and up a brambly hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | Light shines from a half-open doorway nearby, you could go IN if you
Floyd | wanted. The air from the doorway smells of subtle perfumes and spices.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                    HIT POINTS: 118/118
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 220/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): the LOST POEMS OF SUTOK, a SUIT OF KLENGON MAIL
Floyd | (being worn), a BLACK HOLE METAL AXE (held at the ready), the EYEPATCH
Floyd | OF ODIN, a DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH, a SLAB OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT, a
Floyd | TWO-HANDED SWORD (currently un-used), an EAR OF CORN, a SUIT OF
Floyd | CHAINMAIL ARMOR (currently un-used), a SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR (currently
Floyd | un-used) and a FLASHLIGHT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "we learned of a secret entrance to the palace."
maga says (to inky), "when a barbarian and a doxy love one another very, very much, or adequate payment is tendered..."
inky says, "hee hee"
inky says, "oh ok"
inky says (to Floyd), "enter"
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                 HIT POINTS: 118/118
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 220/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PERFUMED BOUDOIR
Floyd | You find yourself in a soft maze of colored veils, leading to a large
Floyd | bed piled with furs and cloth pillows. There are no candles or
Floyd | oil-lamps here, but rather globes of red glass lit by magic, pulsing
Floyd | with the rhythm of soft music.
Floyd |
Floyd | VESSA is here, sprawled across the bed and grinning at you,
Floyd | invitingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | You note that she now hath ANTENNAE on her head, and perhaps a STINGER
Floyd | of some kind. How charming that she is playful with her appearance, as
Floyd | well as her suitors! You are well pleased.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We didn't get the needle though."
Jacqueline says, "So, didn't we also have the poems..."
inky blinks
inky says (to Floyd), "x antennae"
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                 HIT POINTS: 118/118
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 220/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X ANTENNAE
Floyd |
Floyd | Elegant and pretty. Which is to say, confusing. But nice.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "parley with vessa"
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                 HIT POINTS: 118/118
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 220/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH VESSA
Floyd |
Floyd | VESSA smiles at you pleasantly, and runs a finger down your forearm
Floyd | with a buzzing purr. "My favorite customer returns, the gallant who
Floyd | hath aided the TEMPLE with a GLADIUS SWORD for its defenses." Her eyes
Floyd | flash a deep red for a moment. "Pay me, strong one, that we may dally
Floyd | in play. Bare your flesh to my claws, dear barbarian, in this, the
Floyd | bedroom sport of HU-MANS."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline exclaims, "!"
Jacqueline says, "I think we should save"
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf23"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                 HIT POINTS: 118/118
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 220/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I don't think that's Vessa."
Jacqueline says, "I think she's not our doxy anymore."
Jacqueline asks, "What the hell?"
inky says (to Floyd), "parley with vessa"
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                 HIT POINTS: 118/118
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 220/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH VESSA
Floyd |
Floyd | VESSA smiles at you pleasantly, and runs a finger down your forearm
Floyd | with a buzzing purr. "My favorite customer returns, the gallant who
Floyd | hath aided the TEMPLE with a GLADIUS SWORD for its defenses." Her eyes
Floyd | flash a deep red for a moment. "Pay me, strong one, that we may dally
Floyd | in play. Bare your flesh to my claws, dear barbarian, in this, the
Floyd | bedroom sport of HU-MANS."
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "well, the game has referenced bee-girls before"
Jacqueline says (to Floyd), "use poems with vessa"
Floyd |
Floyd | "Oh, yes, barbarian," says the DOXY, taking your proffered payment and
Floyd | barely REGARDING it. "This treasure will buy you a very special
Floyd | DEATH!"
Floyd |
Floyd | And with that, she rips aside her clothing in a more aggressive manner
Floyd | than is her DELICATE wont, revealing her nakedness, beautiful as ever,
Floyd | but now covered with a soft, almost translucent layer of fuzz,
Floyd | arranged in stripes of black and yellow!
Floyd |
Floyd | Horns sprout from her head and fire alights in her eyes, in the manner
Floyd | of a DEMON. She licks her lips, sensually, and you notice that her
Floyd | DELICATE tongue is now FORK-ED. She extends her nastily-clawed
Floyd | fingers, and in it appears a LASH OF PSIONIC DEMON SORCERY. A
Floyd | shimmering band of HELLFIRE whips out of nowhere, crisping the edges
Floyd | of some of the fine gauzy CURTAINS of the BOUDOIR. She cocks her hips
Floyd | alluringly and says "You will pay, barbarian, for trading a GLADIUS
Floyd | SWORD to the ACOLYTE OF TRAGA! He slew a dozen of my finest BEE GIRLS
Floyd | and three of my SUCCUBUS DEMON APPRENTICES in defense of his pathetic
Floyd | TEMPLE, and all because of you! I have captured your so-called
Floyd | "DELICATE DOXY," and after I have dined well on your BLOOD and SOUL, I
Floyd | will spend ALL NIGHT EATING HER! Stand fast, barbarian, and prepare to
Floyd | DIE at the cruel whim of the SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN!"
Floyd |
Floyd | Relying on your barbarian cunning, you deduce that the DELICATE DOXY'S
Floyd | new ANTENNAE and STINGER might not be expressions of cosmetic whimsy
Floyd | after all, but may indicate that the DOXY herself has become
Floyd | dangerous.
Floyd |
Floyd | As if through a haze of psychic distortion, you can almost make out,
Floyd | at the edge of your vision, a girl who looks exactly like VESSA THE
Floyd | DELICATE DOXY, bound to the wall of the BOUDOIR and looking at you
Floyd | with lovely dark eyes, pleading for rescue.
Floyd |
Floyd | Perhaps that is the clue you need. But she certainly does cock her
Floyd | hips alluringly, this BEE GIRL (and etc) ...
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
%%% # MARK: 2012-09-09-15:23:16CDT inky says, "ha ha"
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]                    BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 115/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN attacks! You have suffered 3
Floyd | hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail bee girl"
Floyd ]                    BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 112/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's wilden wanderlust, you nearly intended to ASSAIL the lovely
Floyd | VESSA! She would never harm you except in the context of pleasantly
Floyd | rough play! You must not. Attack. Must not. What is that BUZZING in
Floyd | your mind?
Floyd |
Floyd | With a sexy WAR BUZZ, the SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN thrusts her
Floyd | stinger into you! You have suffered 3 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail bee girl"
Floyd ]                    BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 110/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | But ... This is no foe! This is but VESSA THE DELICATE DOXY, who has
Floyd | pleased you well and done no harm! Or is it? What manner of wizardry
Floyd | is this?
Floyd |
Floyd | Cocking her hips alluringly, the SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN burns
Floyd | you with her MAGIC HADES LASH! You have suffered 2 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail bee girl"
Floyd ]                    BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 108/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You stumble and pause. You do not ASSAIL innocent DOXIES! But this is
Floyd | no DOXY but a deadly DEMON BEE WENCH! But no! It is VESSA! But no ...
Floyd | Your MIND is ADDLED!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN digs into your neck with her fangs,
Floyd | then licks her lips as she lashes you with her PSIONIC
Floyd | DEMON-SORCERY! You have suffered 2 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hmm"
inky says (to Floyd), "close eyes"
Floyd ]                    BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 108/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > CLOSE EYES
Floyd |
Floyd | You'll need to be more cunning than that to defeat the SLAVER KING.
Floyd | Refer to your game manual for assistance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail bee girl"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 96/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You stumble and pause. You do not ASSAIL innocent DOXIES! But this is
Floyd | no DOXY but a deadly DEMON BEE WENCH! But no! It is VESSA! But no ...
Floyd | Your MIND is ADDLED!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN turns to wiggle her fuzzy striped
Floyd | backside at you, a distraction from the DEMON LASH flying over her
Floyd | shoulder into your flesh! You have suffered 12 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "parley with vessa"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 91/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH VESSA
Floyd |
Floyd | The attempt fills your brain with painful buzzing.
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN attacks! You have suffered 5
Floyd | hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail bee girl"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 79/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | But ... This is no foe! This is but VESSA THE DELICATE DOXY, who has
Floyd | pleased you well and done no harm! Or is it? What manner of wizardry
Floyd | is this?
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN digs into your neck with her fangs,
Floyd | then licks her lips as she lashes you with her PSIONIC
Floyd | DEMON-SORCERY! You have suffered 12 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "it seems like we need to drown her out somehow or something"
inky says (to Floyd), "inventory"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 75/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > INVENTORY
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): a SUIT OF KLENGON MAIL (being worn), a BLACK
Floyd | HOLE METAL AXE (held at the ready), the EYEPATCH OF ODIN, a
Floyd | DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH, a SLAB OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT, a TWO-HANDED
Floyd | SWORD (currently un-used), an EAR OF CORN, a SUIT OF CHAINMAIL ARMOR
Floyd | (currently un-used), a SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR (currently un-used) and a
Floyd | FLASHLIGHT.
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN turns to wiggle her fuzzy striped
Floyd | backside at you, a distraction from the DEMON LASH flying over her
Floyd | shoulder into your flesh! You have suffered 4 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "hrm"
inky says (to Floyd), "use corn on bee girl"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 75/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE CORN ON BEE GIRL
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN taketh no interest in the EAR OF
Floyd | CORN.
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN pouts, for she hath missed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "How about giving a sword to the real Vessa and let her do the deed?"
inky says (to Floyd), "use sword on vessa"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 66/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE SWORD ON VESSA
Floyd |
Floyd | VESSA frowns a delicate, pouty frown and runs a finger gently down
Floyd | your side. "Oh, barbarian. You know I would adore taking you to my bed
Floyd | for play ... but a TWO-HANDED SWORD is not respectful payment for what
Floyd | I can offer you.
Floyd |
Floyd | Cocking her hips alluringly, the SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN burns
Floyd | you with her MAGIC HADES LASH! You have suffered 9 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use eyepatch"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 66/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE EYEPATCH
Floyd |
Floyd | You have heard that the god ODIN gained wisdom for losing his eye, but
Floyd | it feels more to you like losing some of your balance and gaining a
Floyd | dangerous blind-side in combat! But you suppose it makes you look
Floyd | menacing.
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN pouts, for she hath missed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail bee girl"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 64/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's risible retinas, you nearly intended to ASSAIL the lovely
Floyd | VESSA! She would never harm you except in the context of pleasantly
Floyd | rough play! You must not. Attack. Must not. What is that BUZZING in
Floyd | your mind?
Floyd |
Floyd | With a sexy WAR BUZZ, the SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN thrusts her
Floyd | stinger into you! You have suffered 2 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "sexy war buzz"
inky says (to Floyd), "out"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 62/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > OUT
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's negotiable nipples, your feet refuse you, and your mind
Floyd | BUZZETH with psychic noise!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN attacks! You have suffered 2
Floyd | hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "where's a tinfoil hat when you need one?"
inky says (to Floyd), "look"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 62/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
maga says (to inky), "Mr. Aldrin did indeed serve in Korea"
Floyd |
Floyd | > LOOK
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PERFUMED BOUDOIR
Floyd | You find yourself in a soft maze of colored veils, leading to a large
Floyd | bed piled with furs and cloth pillows. There are no candles or
Floyd | oil-lamps here, but rather globes of red glass lit by magic, pulsing
Floyd | with the rhythm of soft music.
Floyd |
Floyd | A SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN is here, armed with a shimmering LASH
Floyd | OF PSIONIC DEMON-SORCERY. Or ... is it only VESSA, the DELICATE DOXY,
Floyd | armed with an OSTRICH FEATHER and smiling invitingly? Curse this wench
Floyd | and her SUCCUBUS DEMON PSI-WITCH ways!
Floyd |
Floyd | VESSA is here, perhaps bound to the wall, naked and pleading, and
Floyd | perhaps standing in front of you. This hurts your brain!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN pouts, for she hath missed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard vessa"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 62/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD VESSA
Floyd |
Floyd | You aren't sure which one to examine, and the attempt hurteth thy
Floyd | brain!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN pouts, for she hath missed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ha"
inky says (to Floyd), "use vessa on vessa"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 58/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE VESSA ON VESSA
Floyd |
Floyd | This computeth not. Your game manual, or the HELP command, might give
Floyd | aid and succor.
Floyd |
Floyd | Cocking her hips alluringly, the SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN burns
Floyd | you with her MAGIC HADES LASH! You have suffered 4 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "help"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 58/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > HELP
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Five "action commands" are the heart of the barbarian's experience:
Floyd | REGARD (examine, consider), SEIZE (take into your
Floyd | possession), USE (make use of in some way), PARLEY WITH
Floyd | (converse with peaceably), and ASSAIL (do violence upon). These
Floyd | are verbs to be followed by a noun: PARLEY WITH ALICE; SEIZE THE IDOL;
Floyd | USE THE BANANA. For greater complexity, the USE command can
Floyd | combine two nouns: USE THE BRIBE WITH THE MAGISTRATE, USE THE DAGGER
Floyd | ON THE ROPE. All success in the SLAVER KING'S realm depends on
Floyd | these action commands.
Floyd |
Floyd | Type a direction (NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST, UP, DOWN, IN, OUT, EXIT,
Floyd | ENTER) to travel. The proper command is JOURNEY, but direction
Floyd | alone will suffice. Other useful commands include: PILLAGE (seize
Floyd | everything at once), DISCARD (drop a thing), SHED (drop many things at
Floyd | once), and REPOSE (pause to heal or think great thoughts).
Floyd |
Floyd | Some important commands are for the player rather than the barbarian.
Floyd | These include SAVE and RESTORE to preserve and return to game-states
Floyd | between sessions, QUIT to abandon play, OFFICIAL, APPRENTICE and WIMP
Floyd | to adjust battle difficulty, and reference commands such as TABULATE,
Floyd | PROWESS, and SCORE. Other commands (and shortcuts) are also provided.
Floyd | Refer to your game manual.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "parley with vessa"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 58/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > PARLEY WITH VESSA
Floyd |
Floyd | The attempt fills your brain with painful buzzing.
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN pouts, for she hath missed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "tabulate"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 54/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > TABULATE
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): a SUIT OF KLENGON MAIL (being worn), a BLACK
Floyd | HOLE METAL AXE (held at the ready), the EYEPATCH OF ODIN (being worn),
Floyd | a DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH, a SLAB OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT, a TWO-HANDED
Floyd | SWORD (currently un-used), an EAR OF CORN, a SUIT OF CHAINMAIL ARMOR
Floyd | (currently un-used), a SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR (currently un-used) and a
Floyd | FLASHLIGHT.
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN digs into your neck with her fangs,
Floyd | then licks her lips as she lashes you with her PSIONIC
Floyd | DEMON-SORCERY! You have suffered 4 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "score"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 54/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > SCORE
Floyd |
Floyd | You have so far scored 220 out of a possible 500, in 578 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of "Big Manly Exemplar".
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use axe"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 46/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE AXE
Floyd |
Floyd | You unhand the BLACK HOLE METAL AXE and carry it as ordinary gear.
Floyd | Your bare FIST is ready for battle!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a sexy WAR BUZZ, the SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN thrusts her
Floyd | stinger into you! You have suffered 8 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail bee"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 34/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's habile handmaidens! Thine arm hath failed thee! Curse this
Floyd | distracting EYEPATCH!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN turns to wiggle her fuzzy striped
Floyd | backside at you, a distraction from the DEMON LASH flying over her
Floyd | shoulder into your flesh! You have suffered 12 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "remove eyepatch"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 34/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > REMOVE EYEPATCH
Floyd |
Floyd | Thou art a barbarian, 'tis true, but even thou canst masterest wise
Floyd | use of the ACTION COMMANDS. Refer to your game manual for assistance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use eyepatch"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 34/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 74/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE EYEPATCH
Floyd |
Floyd | You remove the EYEPATCH, grateful to see the world as it is again.
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN pouts, for she hath missed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail bee"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 34/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 63/74
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! You give the SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN a sampling of your
Floyd | bare, callused FIST, but good! You scored 11 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN pouts, for she hath missed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "I think I'll take a potty break while we die again."
inky says (to Floyd), "use axe"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 31/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 63/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE AXE
Floyd |
Floyd | You heft the BLACK HOLE METAL AXE in your mighty hand, prepared for
Floyd | battle!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN digs into your neck with her fangs,
Floyd | then licks her lips as she lashes you with her PSIONIC
Floyd | DEMON-SORCERY! You have suffered 3 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail bee"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 31/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 42/74
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's palatable pantaloons, a blow to be remembered! You
Floyd | scored 21 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN pouts, for she hath missed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail bee"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 31/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 42/74
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's numinous earlobes, you nearly intended to ASSAIL the lovely
Floyd | VESSA! She would never harm you except in the context of pleasantly
Floyd | rough play! You must not. Attack. Must not. What is that BUZZING in
Floyd | your mind?
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN pouts, for she hath missed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "weird"
inky says (to Floyd), "use axe"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 31/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 42/74
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE AXE
Floyd |
Floyd | You unhand the BLACK HOLE METAL AXE and carry it as ordinary gear.
Floyd | Your bare FIST is ready for battle!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN pouts, for she hath missed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail bee"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 31/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 31/74
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Taste barbarian rage, SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN! You scored 11
Floyd | points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN pouts, for she hath missed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail bee"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 31/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 21/74
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lunge deep, and strike! You scored 10 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN pouts, for she hath missed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail bee"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 31/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 11/74
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's varicose valgus! A mighty blow! You scored 10 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN pouts, for she hath missed.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail bee"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 28/118
Floyd ]           SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN HIT POINTS: 2/74
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Taste barbarian rage, SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN! You scored 9
Floyd | points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Cocking her hips alluringly, the SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN burns
Floyd | you with her MAGIC HADES LASH! You have suffered 3 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail bee"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! A mighty attack! You scored 10 points of damage, leaving
Floyd | the SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN at your mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The SUCCUBUS BEE GIRL WITCH QUEEN is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | The haze of PSYCHIC CONFUSION fades immediately from your mind, and
Floyd | your keen barbarian instincts return in full! Looking now at the
Floyd | sensuous naked creature on the floor, you see her now for what she is
Floyd | ... a delectable, but thoroughly malevolent BEE GIRL.
Floyd |
Floyd | And not just any BEE GIRL, but a BEE GIRL QUEEN who is part SUCCUBUS
Floyd | DEMON. Those foes are most terrible that cannot be fought fairly, and
Floyd | this one clouded you with PSI POWERS and ASSAILED you with hell-born
Floyd | magic!
Floyd |
Floyd | You free the DELICATE DOXY from her bonds, and she kicks the remains
Floyd | of the BEE GIRL into a convenient chute hidden beneath a fur rug. You
Floyd | hear a distant splash. "It leads beneath the DOCKS to the SEA OF GREAT
Floyd | PERIL," she explains. "Some of my customers are MERMAIDS."
Floyd |
Floyd | You smile at the thought, and then frown, puzzling over the logistical
Floyd | complications. Then you shrug, for such matters are beyond the ken of
Floyd | an upland barbarian.
Floyd |
Floyd | VESSA smiles a very warm smile indeed. "Barbarian ... you came here on
Floyd | business. Shall we?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You pick up the LOST POEMS OF SUTOK from the bed where the demoness
Floyd | had tossed it, and offer it politely to the DELICATE DOXY.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky says, "I wonder if the chance of the attack failing is related to the weapon damage or something"
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd | VESSA smiles a little when she sees you've offered a book ... then her
Floyd | eyes widen when she sees the title. She seems genuinely stunned.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Barbarian!" she says, clearly holding back tears. "SUTOK is the poet
Floyd | of every DOXY'S soul, and it was his verses that led me to my path. I
Floyd | have never been offered such sensitive payment. You truly do see me
Floyd | for who I am, and it moves me." She smiles a wicked, wanton smile.
Floyd | "You will be rewarded for your wisdom, barbarian, with my most
Floyd | inventive pleasures ..."
Floyd |
Floyd | ... Many hours (and many inventive pleasures, and a number of
Floyd | spontaneous recitations) later, VESSA THE DELICATE DOXY sprawls naked
Floyd | across your chest, quietly reading her new book, misty-eyed and dewy
Floyd | with satisfaction. After a time, she speaks:
Floyd |
Floyd | "That demonic BEE GIRL was no random encounter," the DOXY muses. "The
Floyd | BEE GIRLS of the mountains have become bolder of late, and I'm
Floyd | convinced that the SLAVER KING himself is encouraging them, to pacify
Floyd | the dissent at the edges of his realm." She rolls over, and smiles
Floyd | prettily ... "in fact, I know it for certain, because the SLAVER KING
Floyd | has become one of my clients, and he sleeps so very soundly when I'm
Floyd | finished with him that I've been able to see a few scrolls here and
Floyd | there ..."
Floyd |
Floyd | She sees the astonishment on your features and smiles, pleased with
Floyd | herself. "Oh, it's true that none outside the CASTLE have seen the
Floyd | SLAVER KING, and it remains so. He doesn't venture here to the DARK
Floyd | ALLEYWAY; I'm summoned to perform in the THRONE ROOM. And when His
Floyd | Majesty is sated, I wander, and I listen to the talk of servants, and
Floyd | I learn much."
Floyd |
Floyd | She lowers her voice cautiously, but her eyes are filled with happy
Floyd | mischief. "I've learned of a very secret treasure chamber beneath the
Floyd | central hall of the CASTLE ... a treasure that the SLAVER KING hides
Floyd | because he FEARS what it could do to him. I know not yet what this
Floyd | treasure is, but I do know that the fixtures of the CASTLE itself are
Floyd | they key to unlocking it: there is a combination, in FOUR stages ..."
Floyd |
Floyd | Her smile flickers and fades. "I know not the first two. But the
Floyd | second two I know: SEIZE the prized IVORY TAPESTRY, and then REGARD
Floyd | yourself in the MIRROR. This will open the way to the secret chamber.
Floyd | I hope to know more soon."
Floyd |
Floyd | She reaches into her hair. "In the meantime, barbarian, you have saved
Floyd | my life, and for that I owe you much that I cannot repay." She extends
Floyd | her hand to you, and in it lay the RUBY NEEDLE she showed you before.
Floyd | "The WARLOCK'S gift to me is now my gift to you, barbarian. I know not
Floyd | if the magic he spoke of is truth, but if it is magic, you should have
Floyd | it, to work your will against the SLAVER KING." She places it in your
Floyd | hand, and you tuck it idly into your THESKIAN DUFFLE BAG, which hangs
Floyd | at your side even when you are otherwise naked and occupied in lusty
Floyd | pursuits.
Floyd |
Floyd | The DOXY stretches out on the blankets, and looks at you over her
Floyd | shoulder. "Let me ply my trade with you some more, barbarian. For some
Floyd | time I have tasted the injustice of the SLAVER KING, and now that I
Floyd | have tasted ... well, now that I have witnessed his arrogant fury in
Floyd | person, I am eager for distractions from the memories, and eager for
Floyd | renewed enthusiasm for your certain victory."
Floyd |
Floyd | Many hours (and etc) later, you emerge from the DOXY'S chambers, sated
Floyd | and well-pleased, and scented with jasmine and feminine ardour.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky says, "now we're talking"
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                     HIT POINTS: 48/122
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 232/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DARK ALLEYWAY
Floyd | Places like this wretched ALLEYWAY make you yearn for the clean air
Floyd | and freedom of the open country. Buildings lean against one another,
Floyd | far above your head, and RATS scurry around the base of a large
Floyd | BARREL. To the north lay the bustling quayside. To the south, you
Floyd | could easily scramble over the city wall and up a brambly hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | Light shines from a half-open doorway nearby, you could go IN if you
Floyd | wanted. The air from the doorway smells of subtle perfumes and spices.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear a distant crackle, as if through the ELECTRIC ETHER, a
Floyd | sizzling note of hate!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ok, so note to self: the second two parts of the combo in the castle are >SEIZE IVORY TAPESTRY and >REGARD MIRROR"
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                     HIT POINTS: 68/122
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 232/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use axe"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                     HIT POINTS: 88/122
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 232/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE AXE
Floyd |
Floyd | You heft the BLACK HOLE METAL AXE in your mighty hand, prepared for
Floyd | battle!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                    HIT POINTS: 108/122
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 232/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                    HIT POINTS: 122/122
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 232/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf24"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                    HIT POINTS: 122/122
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 232/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                    HIT POINTS: 122/122
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 232/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | BUSTLING PORT
Floyd | You tread carefully, here. This is the city of the SLAVER KING, and he
Floyd | may have spies anywhere! Fortunately, the crowd here at the docks is a
Floyd | varied, noisy mass of people and creatures from all corners of Vanth.
Floyd | The MARKETPLACE further north surrounds the CASTLE entrance. The DARK
Floyd | ALLEYWAY immediately south might offer shelter if the guards come
Floyd | running.
Floyd |
Floyd | A GROUP OF PIRATES stands around the gangplank of a mighty PIRATE
Floyd | SHIP, deciding who may or may not go IN.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a sharp smell of ozone, and a faint electric sizzling in the
Floyd | air.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                   HIT POINTS: 111/122
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                           QUEST RATE: 232/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FARMER'S GREEN
Floyd | A humble WELL provides a centerpiece for this quiet place, surrounded
Floyd | by farmland providing food for the port town to the west. To the
Floyd | north, the shadow of the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE blots out part of the
Floyd | evening sky, but there's no path there from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a VOLTAIC WRAITH here.
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH unleashes twin arcs of STATIC IRE! You have
Floyd | suffered 11 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail wraith"
Floyd ]                    BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 101/122
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 27/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack with all your might! You scored 17 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a sinister CRACKLING, the air around you EXPLODES with violent
Floyd | ELECTRIC DEATH! You have suffered 10 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail wraith"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 88/122
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 17/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lunge deep, and strike! You scored 10 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH lashes out with a bolt of DEADLY PHASIC
Floyd | ELECTRO-HATE! You have suffered 13 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail wraith"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lash out with the rage of your barbarian ancestors! You scored
Floyd | 19 points of damage, leaving the VOLTAIC WRAITH at your mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH hisses and pops, and evaporates in a puff of acrid
Floyd | ozone. You hear a distant echo, an electric, sizzling voice:
Floyd | "BARBARIAN! YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE LAST OF MY ELECTRO-SPITE!"
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                   HIT POINTS: 108/122
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                           QUEST RATE: 232/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | FARMER'S GREEN
Floyd | A humble WELL provides a centerpiece for this quiet place, surrounded
Floyd | by farmland providing food for the port town to the west. To the
Floyd | north, the shadow of the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE blots out part of the
Floyd | evening sky, but there's no path there from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  FARMER'S GREEN                                   HIT POINTS: 122/122
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                           QUEST RATE: 232/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > N
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  LONELY HILL                                      HIT POINTS: 122/122
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 232/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | LONELY HILL
Floyd | Forest surrounds this hill on all sides, but there are no trees at the
Floyd | top - only grass and a few sad flowers, bending toward the setting
Floyd | sun. You see farmland to the north, and the CASTLE of the SLAVER KING
Floyd | looming high above. To the west is the harbor TOWN, but there's no
Floyd | good path from here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                       HIT POINTS: 122/122
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 232/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROCKY RUIN
Floyd | Cracked remnants of walls and a stretch of weed-grown cobblestones
Floyd | tell of an old temple or abbey ... perhaps even a village. Whatever it
Floyd | was, it now lies in ROCKY RUIN. Poking through the remnants, you
Floyd | notice a shadowy archway leading IN to one small structure that
Floyd | remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | Simply walking IN, however, isn't currently an option, as a vast RUIN
Floyd | SLUG - the largest you've ever seen - is basking its slimy bulk in the
Floyd | evening sun, right near the entrance. The SLUG makes no move toward
Floyd | you, but you'd have to ASSAIL it (and survive) to find out what lay
Floyd | beyond the arch.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can also see a TELEPHONE POLE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                       HIT POINTS: 122/122
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 232/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You pause in manly contemplation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "we were pretty close with the slug before, let's see"
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf25"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                       HIT POINTS: 122/122
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 232/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                    BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 112/122
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 166/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's indefensible tirades, your BLACK HOLE METAL AXE lands
Floyd | home! You scored 32 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The RUIN SLUG splashes you with a stream of bilious ACID from it's
Floyd | SPRAY ORGAN. You have suffered 10 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                    BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 112/122
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 166/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Damn and blast! A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | Fortunately, the RUIN SLUG has poor eyesight! Its GOUT OF ACID flies
Floyd | past you, further ruining the ROCKY RUIN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                    BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 112/122
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 132/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! You give the RUIN SLUG a sampling of your BLACK HOLE METAL AXE,
Floyd | but good! You scored 34 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Fortunately, the RUIN SLUG has poor eyesight! Its GOUT OF ACID flies
Floyd | past you, further ruining the ROCKY RUIN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 86/122
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 97/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your foe is astonished by your speed as you strike hard! You
Floyd | scored 35 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a deep bellow and an unpleasant undulation of its slimy body, the
Floyd | RUIN SLUG disgorges more deadly fluids from the depths of its ACID
Floyd | TRACT! You have suffered 26 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 86/122
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 81/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You hit hard, snarling with rage! You scored 16 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Fortunately, the RUIN SLUG has poor eyesight! Its GOUT OF ACID flies
Floyd | past you, further ruining the ROCKY RUIN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 86/122
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 81/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's tonsured tongue-fur! Thou hast missest!
Floyd |
Floyd | Fortunately, the RUIN SLUG has poor eyesight! Its GOUT OF ACID flies
Floyd | past you, further ruining the ROCKY RUIN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 67/122
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 63/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's tabescent clemency, you strike hard and true! You
Floyd | scored 18 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The RUIN SLUG unleashes a thin but deadly spray of BURNING ACID!
Floyd | You have suffered 19 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski comes here everyday to talk to butterflies and say stuff to them.
borowski has disconnected.
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 45/122
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 30/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's precocious pectorals, a blow to be remembered! You
Floyd | scored 33 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The RUIN SLUG unleashes a thin but deadly spray of BURNING ACID!
Floyd | You have suffered 22 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 45/122
Floyd ]                    RUIN SLUG HIT POINTS: 14/198
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You leap, and strike! You scored 16 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Fortunately, the RUIN SLUG has poor eyesight! Its GOUT OF ACID flies
Floyd | past you, further ruining the ROCKY RUIN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail slug"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack! You scored 14 points of damage, leaving the RUIN SLUG
Floyd | at your mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The RUIN SLUG is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | The beast begins to sizzle and quake as its own ACID GLANDS release
Floyd | within! Its stalky EYES sink backward, its SPRAY ORGAN erupts wetly
Floyd | ... and moment by moment, a gleaming mountain of flesh disintegrates
Floyd | into a caustic puddle of self-consuming putrescence.
Floyd |
Floyd | The resulting SLIME runs into the stony cracks of the ROCKY RUIN, 'til
Floyd | naught tells that the creature ever dwelt here.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                        HIT POINTS: 65/124
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 238/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROCKY RUIN
Floyd | Cracked remnants of walls and a stretch of weed-grown cobblestones
Floyd | tell of an old temple or abbey ... perhaps even a village. Whatever it
Floyd | was, it now lies in ROCKY RUIN. Poking through the remnants, you
Floyd | notice a shadowy archway leading IN to one small structure that
Floyd | remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a TELEPHONE POLE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha-ha!"
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf26"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                        HIT POINTS: 65/124
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 238/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                        HIT POINTS: 85/124
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 238/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                       HIT POINTS: 105/124
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 238/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                       HIT POINTS: 124/124
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 238/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                       HIT POINTS: 124/124
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 238/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You pause in manly contemplation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | VAULT
Floyd | What a strange place! The walls are made of stone braced with a dull
Floyd | blue metal, and there are piles of humming MACHINERY here, all
Floyd | centered on a GLOWING PEDESTAL.
Floyd |
Floyd | Surrounding the pedestal is a glowing CAGE of static energy ... No
Floyd | doubt this is a FARADAY CAGE, a prison designed in ancient times to
Floyd | trap powerful ROBODROIDS for servitude.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on the pedestal is the AMULET of SCIENCE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "x machinery"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X MACHINERY
Floyd |
Floyd | The MACHINERY gloweth, and culminateth in the GLOWING PEDESTAL.
Floyd | Indeed, 'tis all of one strange piece.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "interesting"
inky says (to Floyd), "x pedestal"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > X PEDESTAL
Floyd |
Floyd | The MACHINERY gloweth, and culminateth in the GLOWING PEDESTAL.
Floyd | Indeed, 'tis all of one strange piece.
Floyd |
Floyd | Unaccustomed to the indoors, you slip briefly on a slick patch of
Floyd | floor, but catch your balance.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard amulet"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD AMULET
Floyd |
Floyd | Hung from a chain that it might be worn, it is as the fables tell: an
Floyd | AMULET fashioned of finest SCIENCE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hee hee"
inky says (to Floyd), "get amulet"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                              HIT POINTS: 0/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET AMULET
Floyd |
Floyd | As your hand touches the ENERGIES of the FARADAY CAGE, you are thrown
Floyd | back against the unyielding walls of the VAULT, your body burning and
Floyd | crackling with UNFETTERED FARADAY FORCES!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |     *** YOU ARE NO MORE ***
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | In that game you scored 240 out of a possible 500, in 622 turns,
Floyd | earning you the rank of "Brute Desperate for Vengeance".
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Would you like to RESTART, RESTORE a saved game or QUIT?
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "undo"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > UNDO
Floyd |
Floyd | VAULT
Floyd | [Thine works hath been UNDONE.]
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | VAULT
Floyd | What a strange place! The walls are made of stone braced with a dull
Floyd | blue metal, and there are piles of humming MACHINERY here, all
Floyd | centered on a GLOWING PEDESTAL.
Floyd |
Floyd | Surrounding the pedestal is a glowing CAGE of static energy ... No
Floyd | doubt this is a FARADAY CAGE, a prison designed in ancient times to
Floyd | trap powerful ROBODROIDS for servitude.
Floyd |
Floyd | Sitting on the pedestal is the AMULET of SCIENCE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail machinery"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > ASSAIL MACHINERY
Floyd |
Floyd | Creative! But fruitless.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): a RUBY NEEDLE, a SUIT OF KLENGON MAIL (being
Floyd | worn), a BLACK HOLE METAL AXE (held at the ready), the EYEPATCH OF
Floyd | ODIN, a DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH, a SLAB OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT, a
Floyd | TWO-HANDED SWORD (currently un-used), an EAR OF CORN, a SUIT OF
Floyd | CHAINMAIL ARMOR (currently un-used), a SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR (currently
Floyd | un-used) and a FLASHLIGHT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use axe on machinery"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE AXE ON MACHINERY
Floyd |
Floyd | Thou art only accustomed to ASSAILING things with a BLACK HOLE METAL
Floyd | AXE, preferably in a frothing, bloody rage filled with lusty
Floyd | war-oaths, suggestive hip-thrusts and savage leering.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use needle on machinery"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE NEEDLE ON MACHINERY
Floyd |
Floyd | The combination of the RUBY NEEDLE and the MACHINERY solves nothing,
Floyd | but you find yourself noticing that, visually, it's quite a fetching
Floyd | juxtaposition.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use cloth on machinery"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE CLOTH ON MACHINERY
Floyd |
Floyd | Thou art a Warrior-born, barbarian, not a scullery maid.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "seize machinery"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > SEIZE MACHINERY
Floyd |
Floyd | When thy saga is writ and thy story told and maidens swoon to hear it,
Floyd | the tale-tellers will, in kindness and in mercy, skip the part where
Floyd | the MACHINERY hath distracted thee so.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "Kind of seems like we go back to the doxy at least one more time."
Jacqueline says, "So she can get us the rest of the combo"
inky says, "yeah that would make sense"
inky says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): a RUBY NEEDLE, a SUIT OF KLENGON MAIL (being
Floyd | worn), a BLACK HOLE METAL AXE (held at the ready), the EYEPATCH OF
Floyd | ODIN, a DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH, a SLAB OF SNOW-SERPENT MEAT, a
Floyd | TWO-HANDED SWORD (currently un-used), an EAR OF CORN, a SUIT OF
Floyd | CHAINMAIL ARMOR (currently un-used), a SUIT OF BURLAP ARMOR (currently
Floyd | un-used) and a FLASHLIGHT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use flashlight on machinery"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE FLASHLIGHT ON MACHINERY
Floyd |
Floyd | You shine the FLASHLIGHT'S amazing ELECTRIC TECHNO-BEAM in the general
Floyd | direction of the MACHINERY, and experiment briefly with making the
Floyd | shadow of a DOG with your hand while thou art at it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use flashlight on cage"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE FLASHLIGHT ON CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | You shine the FLASHLIGHT'S amazing ELECTRIC TECHNO-BEAM in the general
Floyd | direction of the FARADAY CAGE, and experiment briefly with making the
Floyd | shadow of a DOG with your hand while thou art at it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hee hee"
inky says (to Floyd), "use corn on cage"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE CORN ON CAGE
Floyd |
Floyd | If there's a way to constructively use an EAR OF CORN with a FARADAY
Floyd | CAGE, you can't quite manage it.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
borowski arrives, ready to play with the toys. Jacqueline says, "ha"
inky says (to Floyd), "regard nedle"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD NEDLE
Floyd |
Floyd | I beggest thy pardon? Your game manual, or the HELP command, might
Floyd | give aid and succor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard needle"
Floyd ]  VAULT                                            HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD NEEDLE
Floyd |
Floyd | The RUBY NEEDLE is long and pointy. A very curious crystalline
Floyd | treasure.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ok let's see"
inky says, "there are the gladiators"
DavidW says, "I suspect a working droid might be useful here."
inky says, "yeah, maybe we have to fix the droid first"
inky says, "there is theoretically an entrance into the palace"
Jacqueline says, "I was thinking we would use the flashlight with the light house lens reflection thing, but why I am not sure."
inky says, "there is the fruit on the tree, the magic fish, the bear"
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  ROCKY RUIN                                       HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West In                        QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROCKY RUIN
Floyd | Cracked remnants of walls and a stretch of weed-grown cobblestones
Floyd | tell of an old temple or abbey ... perhaps even a village. Whatever it
Floyd | was, it now lies in ROCKY RUIN. Poking through the remnants, you
Floyd | notice a shadowy archway leading IN to one small structure that
Floyd | remains intact.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a TELEPHONE POLE here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW asks, "Was the key to defeating the succubus bee girl with queen to just use our fists?"
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE                               HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Paths: North East West                           QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DIZZYING CLIFFSIDE
Floyd | This is the edge of a great cliff, looking over a vast CHASM to the
Floyd | south. The mists are so heavy within that you can barely detect a
Floyd | raging river far, far below.
Floyd |
Floyd | A tiny TREE clings tenaciously to the edge of the cliff.
Floyd |
Floyd | Your stomach rumbles, and you recall how long it's been since you've
Floyd | eaten. You crave a good slab of ham.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to DavidW), "maybe, yeah"
Jacqueline says, "And I guess I was thining we would have to attract a ship, like a pirate ship, once we were a pirate, but now that doesn't seem necessary."
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  SCARRED FOREST                                   HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West In                  QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SCARRED FOREST
Floyd | The remains of FALLEN TREES are here, overgrown with ferns and
Floyd | surrounding a half-buried shack of once-fine metal, draped with canvas
Floyd | and pocked with rust. You are wise in the ways of these: they are the
Floyd | "space-ships" that brought men from dark places in the sky, ere they
Floyd | fell.
Floyd |
Floyd | You notice a hatchway hanging open; you could ENTER if you so desired.
Floyd | This remnant of a ROCKET seems abandoned, apart from a tired-looking
Floyd | metallic figure slumped against its side ...
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see a ROBODROID here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  OPEN PLAIN                                       HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East West                     QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OPEN PLAIN
Floyd | A gentle breeze ripples the sparse grasses here, under a blood-red
Floyd | sun. There are many paths. You see mountains to the distant east. You
Floyd | feel a manly twitching in your thews, enlivened by the freedom of the
Floyd | open country.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  OLD STONE BRIDGE                                 HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | OLD STONE BRIDGE
Floyd | This ancient bridge crosses a stream running down from the uplands to
Floyd | the east, and disappearing into a small CULVERT leading IN at the base
Floyd | of a cliff. This cliff, and the SLAVER KING'S CASTLE atop it, casts an
Floyd | icy shadow over the bridge. There is no path to the CASTLE from here,
Floyd | but the ROYAL ROAD lies to the north.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  ROYAL ROAD                                       HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                           QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROYAL ROAD
Floyd | The SLAVER KING maintains this plank-paved highway for the good of his
Floyd | fat merchants, using slave labor. It is built on the backs of your
Floyd | people, and of any others his slave-catchers can beat into submission.
Floyd | Legend has it that a part of this road runs all the way distant to the
Floyd | UNKNOWN HIGHWAY! From here, however, it runs east to an ABANDONED
Floyd | QUARRY, and west into the pine-woods north of the CASTLE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
%%% # MARK: 2012-09-09-15:38:16CDT
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  ABANDONED QUARRY                                 HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Paths: South West Down                           QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ABANDONED QUARRY
Floyd | This vast pit stands in the shadow of the snow-capped mountains to the
Floyd | east. It was here that the great stones were quarried to build the
Floyd | CASTLE of the SLAVER KING, and the walls of the nearby harbor town.
Floyd | The site is long-abandoned, or so it's told ... But you hear a riotous
Floyd | and happy din DOWN in the GRAVEL PIT.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                             HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES
Floyd | Sa-ho! By Huron's trancendental tumors, this is a party! Here in this
Floyd | GRAVEL PIT, a collection of rowdies and jackanapes have made an outlaw
Floyd | camp, with drink and music and fighting galore! The center of
Floyd | attention seems to be a GLADIATOR'S RING.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a nearby CHALLENGE POST, and a PARTY OF ROGUES stands by,
Floyd | engaged in revels and high jinks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
DavidW says, "We could try the lighthouse again, now that the sea monster is dealt with."
inky says (to Floyd), "regard post"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                             HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD POST
Floyd |
Floyd | The CHALLENGE POST is a wooden pole hung with dyed banners, each
Floyd | representing a GLADIATOR willing to meet challengers. Beginning with
Floyd | the lowest, the banners are BLUE, GREEN, GOLD, and RED. There is room
Floyd | for one more banner above the others, but RED is presently the highest
Floyd | on the POST.
Floyd |
Floyd | A nearby rogue espies your curiosity, and sayeth "If ye wish a bout,
Floyd | barbarian, SEIZE the banner of your chosen foe, to display your
Floyd | challenge!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "let me see how we do here first and then I will check out the lighthouse again"
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf27"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                             HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 240/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "seize gold"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                             HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 242/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | As you pluck the GOLD BANNER from the CHALLENGE POST, the assembled
Floyd | rowdies cheer! You are ushered into the gladiator's ring, where you
Floyd | stand face-to-face with ... FOUL EMMA! "Barbarian may-un! PURTY!" she
Floyd | shouts, and lumbers toward you, ready for action!
Floyd |
Floyd | You take a moment to REGARD your opponent ... You have known many
Floyd | FRANKENSTEINS before and even called a few 'friend,' but FOUL EMMA is
Floyd | an especially disturbing (and obviously CAVE-PRIMITIVE) patchwork. She
Floyd | fights in the nude, thus displaying her notable variety of parts,
Floyd | including bits and pieces of WOOKY and some kinds of GIANT here and
Floyd | there. She wields a BASTARD SWORD as if it were weightless.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail emma"
Floyd ]                    BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 109/126
Floyd ]                     FOUL EMMA HIT POINTS: 69/95
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A skillful attack if you do say so yourself! You scored 26 points
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | FOUL EMMA attacks! You have suffered 17 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail emma"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 93/126
Floyd ]                     FOUL EMMA HIT POINTS: 41/95
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's untamable head-lice, a fine hit! You scored 28 points
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a flirtatious wink, FOUL EMMA strikes! You have suffered 16
Floyd | hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail emma"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 93/126
Floyd ]                     FOUL EMMA HIT POINTS: 41/95
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's licentious larvae! A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | FOUL EMMA cries "DAY-um!" as her swing misses you!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail emma"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 73/126
Floyd ]                     FOUL EMMA HIT POINTS: 21/95
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! A mighty attack! You scored 20 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | FOUL EMMA drives her BASTARD SWORD into your side with one hand, and
Floyd | pats you gently on the butt with the other. You have suffered 20
Floyd | hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail emma"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You leap, and strike! You scored 35 points of damage, leaving FOUL
Floyd | EMMA at your mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | FOUL EMMA is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd | With your final blow, FOUL EMMA topples backward, landing on her
Floyd | backside and sitting there, grinning at you.
Floyd |
Floyd | The crowd erupts in cheers, and you accept their ale and accolades.
Floyd | Extending the hand of fellowship to your foe, you help FOUL EMMA to
Floyd | her feet, and she smiles. "You purty! You win good! You PURTY!"
Floyd |
Floyd | The crowd cheers again, and you nod in silent assent. FOUL EMMA gives
Floyd | a tiny girlish wave, makes shy half-circle in the gravel with her
Floyd | right foot, and wanders away to heal for a while. Eventually, the
Floyd | crowd returns to their revels.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
DavidW says, "wow"
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                              HIT POINTS: 94/126
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 243/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES
Floyd | Sa-ho! By Huron's prismatic palace, this is a party! Here in this
Floyd | GRAVEL PIT, a collection of rowdies and jackanapes have made an outlaw
Floyd | camp, with drink and music and fighting galore! The center of
Floyd | attention seems to be a GLADIATOR'S RING.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a nearby CHALLENGE POST, and a PARTY OF ROGUES stands by,
Floyd | engaged in revels and high jinks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                             HIT POINTS: 115/126
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 243/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                             HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 243/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You stop to rest for a moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard post"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                             HIT POINTS: 126/126
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 243/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD POST
Floyd |
Floyd | The CHALLENGE POST is a wooden pole hung with dyed banners, each
Floyd | representing a GLADIATOR willing to meet challengers. Beginning with
Floyd | the lowest, the banners are BLUE, GREEN, GOLD, and RED. There is room
Floyd | for one more banner above the others, but RED is presently the highest
Floyd | on the POST.
Floyd |
Floyd | A nearby rogue espies your curiosity, and sayeth "If ye wish a bout,
Floyd | barbarian, SEIZE the banner of your chosen foe, to display your
Floyd | challenge!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "seize red"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                             HIT POINTS: 126/128
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 247/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | As you pluck the RED BANNER from the CHALLENGE POST, the assembled
Floyd | rowdies cheer! You are ushered into the gladiator's ring, where you
Floyd | stand face-to-face with His Deposed Majesty, one-time SAVAGE PRINCE in
Floyd | the realm of APE SULTANS, the one and only XAKANDA THE APE!
Floyd | "Greetings, esteemed opponent" he says, with a gentle nod of respect.
Floyd |
Floyd | You take a moment to REGARD your opponent ... XAKANDA is an
Floyd | impressively muscular PLANETARY APE, dressed in the regal silks of his
Floyd | homeland. His weapon is astonishing ... a rare TRIPLE-BLUTARCH, a
Floyd | weapon which an ordinary man would struggle to control with two hands,
Floyd | but which XAKANDA tosses casually from hand to hand, as if it were a
Floyd | mere DAGGER.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "ha ha"
inky says (to Floyd), "assail xakanda"
Floyd ]                    BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 100/128
Floyd ]                 XAKANDA THE APE HIT POINTS: 146/146
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A thousand curses on these foolish percentile dice! A miss!
Floyd |
Floyd | XAKANDA THE APE attacks! You have suffered 26 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail xakanda"
Floyd ]                    BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 100/128
Floyd ]                 XAKANDA THE APE HIT POINTS: 116/146
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's wanton war-cries, a blow to be remembered! You scored
Floyd | 30 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | XAKANDA THE APE circles you warily, reserving his strength for the
Floyd | perfect moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail xakanda"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 75/128
Floyd ]                 XAKANDA THE APE HIT POINTS: 82/146
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's zygomorphic zydeco zoo, a fine hit! You scored 34
Floyd | points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a complex side-circular underhand flurry of his TRIPLE-BLUTARCH,
Floyd | XAKANDA THE APE strikes! You have suffered 25 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail xakanda"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 54/128
Floyd ]                 XAKANDA THE APE HIT POINTS: 48/146
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's sanguinary parakeet! A mighty blow! You scored 34
Floyd | points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a laugh, XAKANDA passes his TRIPLE BLUTARCH to his left foot,
Floyd | while swinging on the nearby CHALLENGE POLE with his hands to deliver
Floyd | a mightier blow! You have suffered 21 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail xakanda"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 54/128
Floyd ]                 XAKANDA THE APE HIT POINTS: 48/146
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's irrepressible appetites! Thine aim hath failed thee!
Floyd |
Floyd | XAKANDA THE APE circles you warily, reserving his strength for the
Floyd | perfect moment.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail xakanda"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 43/128
Floyd ]                 XAKANDA THE APE HIT POINTS: 11/146
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You hit hard, snarling with rage! You scored 37 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | XAKANDA begins attacking to the left, but switches to the right with a
Floyd | fluid spin on his heel! You have suffered 11 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail xakanda"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack with all your might! You scored 15 points of damage,
Floyd | leaving XAKANDA THE APE at your mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | XAKANDA THE APE is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd | With your final blow, XAKANDA THE APE flies backward, sprawling
Floyd | painfully on the gravelly surface of the GLADIATOR'S RING!
Floyd |
Floyd | The crowd erupts in cheers, and you accept their ale and accolades.
Floyd | Extending the hand of fellowship to your foe, you help XAKANDA THE APE
Floyd | to his feet, and he accepts gratefully. "Well done, barbarian. That
Floyd | was an education for me!"
Floyd |
Floyd | The crowd cheers again, and you nod in silent assent. XAKANDA THE APE
Floyd | salutes you, bows, and goes to REPOSE and heal in his nearby tent. The
Floyd | crowd returns to their revels.
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                              HIT POINTS: 64/128
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 248/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES
Floyd | Sa-ho! By Huron's vainglorious valets, this is a party! Here in this
Floyd | GRAVEL PIT, a collection of rowdies and jackanapes have made an outlaw
Floyd | camp, with drink and music and fighting galore! The center of
Floyd | attention seems to be a GLADIATOR'S RING.
Floyd |
Floyd | You see a nearby CHALLENGE POST, and a PARTY OF ROGUES stands by,
Floyd | engaged in revels and high jinks.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky asks, "uh, so?"
inky asks, "don't I get a prize for defeating everyone?"
inky says (to Floyd), "regard post"
Floyd ]  GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES                              HIT POINTS: 85/128
Floyd ]  Paths: Up                                        QUEST RATE: 248/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD POST
Floyd |
Floyd | The CHALLENGE POST is a wooden pole hung with dyed banners, each
Floyd | representing a GLADIATOR willing to meet challengers. Beginning with
Floyd | the lowest, the banners are BLUE, GREEN, GOLD, and RED. There is room
Floyd | for one more banner above the others, but RED is presently the highest
Floyd | on the POST.
Floyd |
Floyd | A nearby rogue espies your curiosity, and sayeth "If ye wish a bout,
Floyd | barbarian, SEIZE the banner of your chosen foe, to display your
Floyd | challenge!"
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "maybe the boss fight shows up later"
inky says (to Floyd), "up"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ABANDONED QUARRY
Floyd | This vast pit stands in the shadow of the snow-capped mountains to the
Floyd | east. It was here that the great stones were quarried to build the
Floyd | CASTLE of the SLAVER KING, and the walls of the nearby harbor town.
Floyd | The site is long-abandoned, or so it's told ... But you hear a riotous
Floyd | and happy din DOWN in the GRAVEL PIT.
Floyd |
Floyd | You are briefly surprised by the looming figure of XAKANDA THE APE,
Floyd | but it is plain that he arrives in the spirit of friendship.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
DavidW says, "I suppose you might meet them later on, like Thugga, or whoever he was."
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Ho there, barbarian," he says, his voice regal and measured. "I am
Floyd | pleased that I have finally met my match in the arena ... I had begun
Floyd | to fear that I would find nothing but boredom there, but you showed me
Floyd | the difference of that, eh?"
Floyd |
Floyd | He smiles in response to your grim nod. "Yes, and I have heard from a
Floyd | certain DELICATE friend near the harbor that you are more than a mere
Floyd | barbarian ... you are a great leader of a resistance, as well! Worry
Floyd | not my friend, your secret is safe among the GLADIATORS."
Floyd |
Floyd | He looks left and right, then leans in to whisper. "When the time
Floyd | comes, I will be there to aid you against the SLAVER KING, and I won't
Floyd | be the only one! But for now, I can teach you a special skill. In the
Floyd | first years of my exile, I took up residence with the SULDUKU
Floyd | HEIROPHANTS, an order secreted on an island in the SEA OF GREAT PERIL.
Floyd | They taught me - among other things - the secret of SULDUKU BREATHING,
Floyd | with which you can hold your breath far longer than any normal man.
Floyd | Someone would have to hold you underwater for HALF A THRAMOK to have
Floyd | any hopes of drowning you! Good, eh?"
Floyd |
Floyd | You consider this, and nod. And for a time, XAKANDA teaches you this
Floyd | useful art.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  ABANDONED QUARRY                                 HIT POINTS: 106/130
Floyd ]  Paths: South West Down                           QUEST RATE: 252/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ABANDONED QUARRY
Floyd | This vast pit stands in the shadow of the snow-capped mountains to the
Floyd | east. It was here that the great stones were quarried to build the
Floyd | CASTLE of the SLAVER KING, and the walls of the nearby harbor town.
Floyd | The site is long-abandoned, or so it's told ... But you hear a riotous
Floyd | and happy din DOWN in the GRAVEL PIT.
Floyd |
Floyd | ... As XAKANDA departs back to the GRAVEL PIT OF ROGUES, he salutes
Floyd | you and says "We are fortunate to have you here in this realm,
Floyd | barbarian. Return to fight me again soon; I think you will find I can
Floyd | hold out a bit longer against you, now that we have learned from each
Floyd | other!"
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear a distant clank of metal.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "well, that's good to know"
zarf says, "now, back to the doxy!"
inky says, "snigger"
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  ROYAL ROAD                                       HIT POINTS: 127/130
Floyd ]  Paths: South East West                           QUEST RATE: 252/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | ROYAL ROAD
Floyd | The SLAVER KING maintains this plank-paved highway for the good of his
Floyd | fat merchants, using slave labor. It is built on the backs of your
Floyd | people, and of any others his slave-catchers can beat into submission.
Floyd | Legend has it that a part of this road runs all the way distant to the
Floyd | UNKNOWN HIGHWAY! From here, however, it runs east to an ABANDONED
Floyd | QUARRY, and west into the pine-woods north of the CASTLE.
Floyd |
Floyd | You hear a distant crackle, as if through the ELECTRIC ETHER, a
Floyd | sizzling note of hate!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                      HIT POINTS: 130/130
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 252/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PINE FOREST
Floyd | This is a peaceful forest of tall pines, with a well-worn road leading
Floyd | west, toward the SEASHORE, and east.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a SOLID GOLD STATUE here, gently shaded by the PINE TREES
Floyd | along the side of the road. The entire area is draped in gauzy,
Floyd | oversized WEBS of sticky translucence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "hmm, maybe we can beat this spider now"
inky says (to Floyd), "SAVE"
inky says (to Floyd), "cf28"
Floyd | >
Floyd | > SAVE
Floyd | %% Enter a save filename to write:
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                      HIT POINTS: 130/130
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 252/500
Floyd | Ok.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                         HIT POINTS: 130/130
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                             QUEST RATE: 252/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SEASHORE
Floyd | An elderly LIGHTHOUSE is here (you could go IN), warning ships against
Floyd | the dangers of the rocky coastline. This stretch includes some soft
Floyd | sand as well as rocks ... a small beach looking out on the SEA OF
Floyd | GREAT PERIL. Over some bluffs to the immediate south, you can hear the
Floyd | sounds of the SLAVER KING'S harbor town. To the east are some pines.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  LIGHTHOUSE                                       HIT POINTS: 130/130
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 252/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | LIGHTHOUSE
Floyd | This old LIGHTHOUSE is in poor repair, but not quite abandoned. While
Floyd | no one seems to live here, you suppose it may be operated by a magic
Floyd | spell, or by someone keeping watch from the nearby harbor.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see an ENORMOUS LAMP here.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
Jacqueline says, "We still wouldn't want to go in the fishie pool now that we can hold our breath, because we are afraid of bathing. Wonder where this will be useful."
inky says (to Floyd), "use flashlight on lamp"
Floyd ]  LIGHTHOUSE                                       HIT POINTS: 130/130
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 252/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE FLASHLIGHT ON LAMP
Floyd |
Floyd | The FLASHLIGHT'S incredible TECHNO-BEAM does indeed shine impressively
Floyd | within the ENORMOUS LAMP'S vast reflector, and you toy with it for a
Floyd | while, but if a distant vessel seeth your signal, you know not.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                         HIT POINTS: 130/130
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                             QUEST RATE: 252/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SEASHORE
Floyd | An elderly LIGHTHOUSE is here (you could go IN), warning ships against
Floyd | the dangers of the rocky coastline. This stretch includes some soft
Floyd | sand as well as rocks ... a small beach looking out on the SEA OF
Floyd | GREAT PERIL. Over some bluffs to the immediate south, you can hear the
Floyd | sounds of the SLAVER KING'S harbor town. To the east are some pines.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "e"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                      HIT POINTS: 130/130
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 252/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PINE FOREST
Floyd | This is a peaceful forest of tall pines, with a well-worn road leading
Floyd | west, toward the SEASHORE, and east.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a SOLID GOLD STATUE here, gently shaded by the PINE TREES
Floyd | along the side of the road. The entire area is draped in gauzy,
Floyd | oversized WEBS of sticky translucence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "repose"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                      HIT POINTS: 130/130
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 252/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REPOSE
Floyd |
Floyd | You pause in manly contemplation.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "get necklace"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                      HIT POINTS: 125/132
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 259/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GET NECKLACE
Floyd |
Floyd | You lift the delicate necklace from the golden neck of the ELF girl,
Floyd | and you are well pleased. But what is that sudden CLACKING NOISE just
Floyd | behind thee?
Floyd |
Floyd | The GIANT GOLD SPIDER attacks! You have suffered 5 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spider"
Floyd ]                    BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 116/132
Floyd ]                GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 115/135
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You attack! You scored 20 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Its MANDIBLE-FANG-MAW dripping with deadly MIDAS VENOM, the GIANT GOLD
Floyd | SPIDER moves in for the kill! You have suffered 9 hits of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spider"
Floyd ]                    BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 103/132
Floyd ]                GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 79/135
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A skillful attack if you do say so yourself! You scored 36 points
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a chittering of 24 KARAT HUNGER, the GIANT GOLD SPIDER dines on
Floyd | your flesh! You have suffered 13 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spider"
Floyd ]                    BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 103/132
Floyd ]                GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 79/135
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | A miss! BAH!
Floyd |
Floyd | The GIANT GOLD SPIDER dances from tree to tree, spinning more webs!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spider"
Floyd ]                    BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 101/132
Floyd ]                GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 67/135
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Sa-ho! You give the GIANT GOLD SPIDER a sampling of your BLACK HOLE
Floyd | METAL AXE, but good! You scored 12 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | While you are stumbling over a sticky WEB, the GIANT GOLD SPIDER
Floyd | pierces you with its GOLDEN DEATH PROBE! You have suffered 2 hits
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spider"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 85/132
Floyd ]                GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 39/135
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Taste barbarian rage, GIANT GOLD SPIDER! You scored 28 points of
Floyd | damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Drawing you deeper into the WEBS with each attack and retreat, the
Floyd | GIANT GOLD SPIDER strikes without mercy! You have suffered 16 hits
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spider"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 77/132
Floyd ]                GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 19/135
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's terrible trothplight, your BLACK HOLE METAL AXE lands
Floyd | home! You scored 20 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | With a chittering of 24 KARAT HUNGER, the GIANT GOLD SPIDER dines on
Floyd | your flesh! You have suffered 8 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spider"
Floyd ]                     BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 60/132
Floyd ]                 GIANT GOLD SPIDER HIT POINTS: 4/135
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | Your foe is astonished by your speed as you strike hard! You
Floyd | scored 15 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | Drawing you deeper into the WEBS with each attack and retreat, the
Floyd | GIANT GOLD SPIDER strikes without mercy! You have suffered 17 hits
Floyd | of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail spider"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                       HIT POINTS: 82/136
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 265/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | By Huron's immaculate ear-wax, you strike hard and true! You
Floyd | scored 21 points of damage, leaving the GIANT GOLD SPIDER at your
Floyd | mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The GIANT GOLD SPIDER is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | With the great beast dead, you can navigate the WEBS at your leisure
Floyd | once more.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "regard webs"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                      HIT POINTS: 104/136
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 265/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > REGARD WEBS
Floyd |
Floyd | You detect nothing special about the WEBS.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "l"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                      HIT POINTS: 126/136
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 265/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > L
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PINE FOREST
Floyd | This is a peaceful forest of tall pines, with a well-worn road leading
Floyd | west, toward the SEASHORE, and east.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a SOLID GOLD STATUE here, gently shaded by the PINE TREES
Floyd | along the side of the road. The entire area is draped in gauzy,
Floyd | oversized WEBS of sticky translucence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "i"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                      HIT POINTS: 136/136
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 265/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > I
Floyd |
Floyd | You bear the following (both on your person and stashed in your trusty
Floyd | THESKIAN DUFFEL BAG): the NECKLACE OF STARLIGHT, a RUBY NEEDLE, a SUIT
Floyd | OF KLENGON MAIL (being worn), a BLACK HOLE METAL AXE (held at the
Floyd | ready), the EYEPATCH OF ODIN, a DELICATELY-OILED CLOTH, a SLAB OF
Floyd | SNOW-SERPENT MEAT, a TWO-HANDED SWORD (currently un-used), an EAR OF
Floyd | CORN, a SUIT OF CHAINMAIL ARMOR (currently un-used), a SUIT OF BURLAP
Floyd | ARMOR (currently un-used) and a FLASHLIGHT.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a sharp smell of ozone, and a faint electric sizzling in the
Floyd | air.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                      HIT POINTS: 136/136
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 265/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > S
Floyd |
Floyd | No good path leads that way, and thou art not of the Pioneer class!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH arrives, crackling with HATE!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail wraith"
Floyd ]                    BARBARIAN HIT POINTS: 126/136
Floyd ]                  VOLTAIC WRAITH HIT POINTS: 17/44
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lash out with the rage of your barbarian ancestors! You scored
Floyd | 27 points of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | The WRAITH attacks! You have suffered 10 hits of damage!
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "assail wraith"
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | You lunge deep, and strike! You scored 21 points of damage,
Floyd | leaving the VOLTAIC WRAITH at your mercy!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH is defeated!
Floyd |
Floyd | The VOLTAIC WRAITH hisses and pops, and evaporates in a puff of acrid
Floyd | ozone. You hear a distant echo, an electric, sizzling voice:
Floyd | "BARBARIAN! YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE LAST OF MY ELECTRO-SPITE!"
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  PINE FOREST                                      HIT POINTS: 136/136
Floyd ]  Paths: East West                                 QUEST RATE: 265/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PINE FOREST
Floyd | This is a peaceful forest of tall pines, with a well-worn road leading
Floyd | west, toward the SEASHORE, and east.
Floyd |
Floyd | There is a SOLID GOLD STATUE here, gently shaded by the PINE TREES
Floyd | along the side of the road. The entire area is draped in gauzy,
Floyd | oversized WEBS of sticky translucence.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "w"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                         HIT POINTS: 136/136
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                             QUEST RATE: 265/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SEASHORE
Floyd | An elderly LIGHTHOUSE is here (you could go IN), warning ships against
Floyd | the dangers of the rocky coastline. This stretch includes some soft
Floyd | sand as well as rocks ... a small beach looking out on the SEA OF
Floyd | GREAT PERIL. Over some bluffs to the immediate south, you can hear the
Floyd | sounds of the SLAVER KING'S harbor town. To the east are some pines.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                      HIT POINTS: 136/136
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 265/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MARKETPLACE
Floyd | This busy MARKETPLACE is the heart of the town, nestled against the
Floyd | mighty GATES of the CASTLE. You are careful to keep a low profile
Floyd | here, directly beneath the looming facade of the SLAVER KING'S own
Floyd | citadel.
Floyd |
Floyd | A lone GUARD stands watch before the GATES, staring ahead dutifully
Floyd | and ignoring the throng of the MARKETPLACE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                    HIT POINTS: 136/136
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 265/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | BUSTLING PORT
Floyd | You tread carefully, here. This is the city of the SLAVER KING, and he
Floyd | may have spies anywhere! Fortunately, the crowd here at the docks is a
Floyd | varied, noisy mass of people and creatures from all corners of Vanth.
Floyd | The MARKETPLACE further north surrounds the CASTLE entrance. The DARK
Floyd | ALLEYWAY immediately south might offer shelter if the guards come
Floyd | running.
Floyd |
Floyd | A GROUP OF PIRATES stands around the gangplank of a mighty PIRATE
Floyd | SHIP, deciding who may or may not go IN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                    HIT POINTS: 136/136
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 265/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DARK ALLEYWAY
Floyd | Places like this wretched ALLEYWAY make you yearn for the clean air
Floyd | and freedom of the open country. Buildings lean against one another,
Floyd | far above your head, and RATS scurry around the base of a large
Floyd | BARREL. To the north lay the bustling quayside. To the south, you
Floyd | could easily scramble over the city wall and up a brambly hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | Light shines from a half-open doorway nearby, you could go IN if you
Floyd | wanted. The air from the doorway smells of subtle perfumes and spices.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                 HIT POINTS: 136/136
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 265/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | PERFUMED BOUDOIR
Floyd | You find yourself in a soft maze of colored veils, leading to a large
Floyd | bed piled with furs and cloth pillows. There are no candles or
Floyd | oil-lamps here, but rather globes of red glass lit by magic, pulsing
Floyd | with the rhythm of soft music.
Floyd |
Floyd | VESSA is here, sprawled across the bed and grinning at you,
Floyd | invitingly.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "give necklace to vessa"
Floyd ]  PERFUMED BOUDOIR                                 HIT POINTS: 136/136
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 265/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > GIVE NECKLACE TO VESSA
Floyd |
Floyd | Poetics and illogic! Your game manual, or the HELP command, might give
Floyd | aid and succor.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says, "dangit"
Jacqueline says, "use"
inky says (to Floyd), "use necklace on vessa"
Floyd |
Floyd | The cold and gentle glow of the NECKLACE OF STARLIGHT dances across
Floyd | VESSA'S features, as if to highlight each freckle in turn. She looks
Floyd | you in the eyes with obvious delight. "I have never even heard of such
Floyd | a treasure," she says. "This will buy you my most DARING pleasures
Floyd | ..."
Floyd |
Floyd | ... Many hours (and many daring pleasures) later, VESSA THE DELICATE
Floyd | DOXY lay naked beside you, stretching and yawning pleasantly, and
Floyd | snuggling down into some of the fine PILLOWS on her bed, her eyes
Floyd | locked on yours, as if deep in thought. After a time, the DOXY speaks:
Floyd |
Floyd | "Barbarian, your spy network is truly magnificent ... the loyalty you
Floyd | have inspired, the HOPE you have brought to these people ... it is
Floyd | nothing short of miraculous." She snuggles closer, looking at you
Floyd | admiringly.
Floyd |
Floyd | You nod, passing the time by watching a nearby dust mote chase itself
Floyd | across the surface of the DOXY'S light-globes.
Floyd |
Floyd | "My performances in the THRONE ROOM have earned me new friends, and
Floyd | one of them may prove very valuable. The ROYAL PSI-WITCH, the
Floyd | wise-woman upon whom the SLAVER KING depends to read the minds of
Floyd | visiting nobles, has been feeding him lies and half-truths, for she is
Floyd | disgusted with what she sees within his own foul and selfish
Floyd | thoughts."
Floyd |
Floyd | The DOXY sits up on the bed, looking quite serious for a moment. "I
Floyd | mentioned you, and her eyes grew wide with wonder, barbarian. There
Floyd | is, it seems, some sort of PSI-WITCH prophecy ... She was coy with the
Floyd | details, explaining that she wants to lay eyes on you herself. You
Floyd | should not fear this woman, barbarian. She could make every difference
Floyd | in your machinations to realign the realm's administration for the
Floyd | common weal."
Floyd |
Floyd | You consider the DOXY'S words, and furrow your savage brow in mild
Floyd | discomfort, for there are many syllables.
Floyd |
Floyd | "Yes," VESSA says, "There is that look of solemn determination that
Floyd | excites me so about you!" she squirms close, pleasantly. Her hair
Floyd | smells nice. "You can summon the PSI-WITCH with a secret signal ... Go
Floyd | to the old LIGHTHOUSE and turn the LAMP'S reflector directly toward
Floyd | the battlements of the CASTLE, while shining your own LIGHT into it.
Floyd | You'll need a torch or something similar. Then, visit the LONELY HILL,
Floyd | where the ROYAL PSI-WITCH will be eager to examine you."
Floyd |
Floyd | Then the DOXY takes to examining you, herself, and pulls you back into
Floyd | the warm blankets with her, biting playfully at your shoulder.
Floyd |
Floyd | ... Many more hours (and etc) later, you emerge from the DOXY's
Floyd | chambers, sated and well-pleased, and scented with jasmine and
Floyd | feminine ardour.
Floyd |
Floyd | (press a key when ready)
inky says, "aha"
inky pushes the green 'space' button.
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                    HIT POINTS: 138/138
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 271/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DARK ALLEYWAY
Floyd | Places like this wretched ALLEYWAY make you yearn for the clean air
Floyd | and freedom of the open country. Buildings lean against one another,
Floyd | far above your head, and RATS scurry around the base of a large
Floyd | BARREL. To the north lay the bustling quayside. To the south, you
Floyd | could easily scramble over the city wall and up a brambly hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | Light shines from a half-open doorway nearby, you could go IN if you
Floyd | wanted. The air from the doorway smells of subtle perfumes and spices.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                    HIT POINTS: 138/138
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 271/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | BUSTLING PORT
Floyd | You tread carefully, here. This is the city of the SLAVER KING, and he
Floyd | may have spies anywhere! Fortunately, the crowd here at the docks is a
Floyd | varied, noisy mass of people and creatures from all corners of Vanth.
Floyd | The MARKETPLACE further north surrounds the CASTLE entrance. The DARK
Floyd | ALLEYWAY immediately south might offer shelter if the guards come
Floyd | running.
Floyd |
Floyd | A GROUP OF PIRATES stands around the gangplank of a mighty PIRATE
Floyd | SHIP, deciding who may or may not go IN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                      HIT POINTS: 138/138
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 271/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MARKETPLACE
Floyd | This busy MARKETPLACE is the heart of the town, nestled against the
Floyd | mighty GATES of the CASTLE. You are careful to keep a low profile
Floyd | here, directly beneath the looming facade of the SLAVER KING'S own
Floyd | citadel.
Floyd |
Floyd | A lone GUARD stands watch before the GATES, staring ahead dutifully
Floyd | and ignoring the throng of the MARKETPLACE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "n"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                         HIT POINTS: 138/138
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                             QUEST RATE: 271/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SEASHORE
Floyd | An elderly LIGHTHOUSE is here (you could go IN), warning ships against
Floyd | the dangers of the rocky coastline. This stretch includes some soft
Floyd | sand as well as rocks ... a small beach looking out on the SEA OF
Floyd | GREAT PERIL. Over some bluffs to the immediate south, you can hear the
Floyd | sounds of the SLAVER KING'S harbor town. To the east are some pines.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "in"
Floyd ]  LIGHTHOUSE                                       HIT POINTS: 138/138
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 271/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | LIGHTHOUSE
Floyd | This old LIGHTHOUSE is in poor repair, but not quite abandoned. While
Floyd | no one seems to live here, you suppose it may be operated by a magic
Floyd | spell, or by someone keeping watch from the nearby harbor.
Floyd |
Floyd | You can see an ENORMOUS LAMP here.
Floyd |
Floyd | You recall the legend in which HURON, the GOD OF BEING A VERY MIGHTY
Floyd | GOD, came to a place such as this, and destroyed it with the HAMMER OF
Floyd | THANGRASH.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "use flashlight on lamp"
Floyd ]  LIGHTHOUSE                                       HIT POINTS: 140/140
Floyd ]  Exits: Out                                       QUEST RATE: 277/500
Floyd |
Floyd | > USE FLASHLIGHT ON LAMP
Floyd |
Floyd | Considering the strange words of VESSA, the DELICATE DOXY, you
Floyd | remember that you do have a torch of sorts ... the FLASHLIGHT you
Floyd | plucked from the space-shack in the ROBODROID'S forest.
Floyd |
Floyd | Turning the lamp toward the CASTLE as the DOXY described, and clicking
Floyd | the FLASHLIGHT a few times before the great reflective surface, you
Floyd | notice that, in the distance, a return signal flashes from one of the
Floyd | darker towers squatting near the battlements. Could it be true? Has
Floyd | this summoned the ROYAL PSI-WITCH to the LONELY HILL? There is, you
Floyd | suppose, only one way to know for sure.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "d"
Floyd ]  SEASHORE                                         HIT POINTS: 140/140
Floyd ]  Paths: South East In                             QUEST RATE: 277/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | SEASHORE
Floyd | An elderly LIGHTHOUSE is here (you could go IN), warning ships against
Floyd | the dangers of the rocky coastline. This stretch includes some soft
Floyd | sand as well as rocks ... a small beach looking out on the SEA OF
Floyd | GREAT PERIL. Over some bluffs to the immediate south, you can hear the
Floyd | sounds of the SLAVER KING'S harbor town. To the east are some pines.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  MARKETPLACE                                      HIT POINTS: 140/140
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East                          QUEST RATE: 277/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | MARKETPLACE
Floyd | This busy MARKETPLACE is the heart of the town, nestled against the
Floyd | mighty GATES of the CASTLE. You are careful to keep a low profile
Floyd | here, directly beneath the looming facade of the SLAVER KING'S own
Floyd | citadel.
Floyd |
Floyd | A lone GUARD stands watch before the GATES, staring ahead dutifully
Floyd | and ignoring the throng of the MARKETPLACE.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  BUSTLING PORT                                    HIT POINTS: 140/140
Floyd ]  Paths: North South East In                       QUEST RATE: 277/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | BUSTLING PORT
Floyd | You tread carefully, here. This is the city of the SLAVER KING, and he
Floyd | may have spies anywhere! Fortunately, the crowd here at the docks is a
Floyd | varied, noisy mass of people and creatures from all corners of Vanth.
Floyd | The MARKETPLACE further north surrounds the CASTLE entrance. The DARK
Floyd | ALLEYWAY immediately south might offer shelter if the guards come
Floyd | running.
Floyd |
Floyd | A GROUP OF PIRATES stands around the gangplank of a mighty PIRATE
Floyd | SHIP, deciding who may or may not go IN.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
inky says (to Floyd), "s"
Floyd ]  DARK ALLEYWAY                                    HIT POINTS: 140/140
Floyd ]  Paths: North South In                            QUEST RATE: 277/500
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd |
Floyd | DARK ALLEYWAY
Floyd | Places like this wretched ALLEYWAY make you yearn for the clean air
Floyd | and freedom of the open country. Buildings lean against one another,
Floyd | far above your head, and RATS scurry around the base of a large
Floyd | BARREL. To the north lay the bustling quayside. To the south, you
Floyd | could easily scramble over the city wall and up a brambly hill.
Floyd |
Floyd | Light shines from a half-open doorway nearby, you could go IN if you
Floyd | wanted. The air from the doorway smells of subtle perfumes and spices.
Floyd |
Floyd | >
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